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Passionate teaching for special needs

Jacy Bata’s passion for her career keeps her learning and growing as a special education teacher in Langdon, N.D. 

Called To Serve

Jordan Werk utilizes her criminal justice degree to build relationships with the community as a school resource office for the Moorhead School District. 

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Brett Skjold

Meet Brett Skjold, MSUM’s new general maintenance worker for the East Snarr dorms. He maintains the cleanliness of the building and makes sure everything is running smoothly.  

Finding a voice in Fargo-Moorhead

Paige Kosienski is using her communication skills with F/M radio as a co-host for “The Wake-Up Call”  on Froggy 99.9 with Paige and Trace.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Erienne Fawcett

Meet Erienne Fawcett, MSUM’s new coordinator of gender and sexuality for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She is located in the Women’s Center and aims to serve and advocate for all students.   

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Kelsie Dickman

Meet Kelsie Dickman, MSUM's new OAS Intermediate in the Registrar's office. Kelsie helps students find classes that fit their needs, whether such courses are at MSUM, M State, NDSU or Concordia. 

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Alex Kuraev

Meet Alex Kuraev, MSUM’s new assistant director of international recruitment & enrollment for the Center of Global Engagement. Alex works with international students to help them enroll at MSUM.

Graduate student teaches impactful Kodály program

Brandon Van Den Eykel, a Curriculum and Instruction graduate student at MSUM, will be an instructor for this summer's OAKE-certified Kodály program after feeling the impact of the program on his own career.

Serving the Best & Brightest

Dennis Dahlen earned his MBA at MSUM in 1986. Now he is CFO at one of the most recognized health care institutions in the world.

Soaring Research Leads to National Honor

MaryJo Nelson, ecology and film major, received the Goldwater Scholarship for her research and continues to combine her passion for science and film in nontraditional ways. 

Plains Art Museum CEO speaks on his transformative time at MSUM

Andy Maus, director and CEO of Fargo’s Plains Art Museum, addressed 2022 graduates at MSUM. He earned his bachelor’s degree in studio art in 2002 and his master’s in public, human service and health administration in 2011.

Graphic design student wins multiple ADDY awards for capstone project "ReYou"

Mysha Wenzel received several ADDY awards from the 2022 North Dakota American Advertising Federation's Awards (AAF-ND) show.