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An Open Letter to the Class of 2023

President Anne Blackhurst sends the Class of 2023 off with well wishes and Dragon Pride.

Leaving a Legacy of Transformation

Blackhurst has served as president of Minnesota State University Moorhead since 2014, when she was named its 11th president. She is now passing the torch onto the new president as she steps into retirement.

Education alumna speaks of the importance of relationships at MSUM

Stephanie Ballard earned her degree in elementary education in 2014 and has come back to her alma mater to give the commencement speech for MSUM’s 2023 spring graduates. 

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Ashley Jetvig

Meet Ashley Jetvig, MSUM’s new HR Coordinator in the Human Resources department. Ashley guides new hires through the onboarding process and equips them with the tools they need to excel in their new position.  

Your Voice Matters: 2023 Student Commencement Speaker Brings Powerful Message

Political science major, Sami Farrell, is one of MSUM’s 2023 student speakers for Commencement. 

Foundation Board Member Feature: Brad Shamla

Meet Brad Shamla, one of the newest MSUM Foundation Board members. He learned valuable life lessons as co-captain of the Dragon Football team, which helped him throughout his successful career. He looks forward to supporting future generations of MSUM students and playing a role in their success.

Heart of the Center for the Arts

Emma Dettmann's involvement in the MSUM music department has given her the nickname "Heart of the Center for the Arts" for good reason.

Collaborative project prepares SLHS, special ed students for workplace

MSUM’s SLHS and special education students teamed up in an interprofessional project to strengthen their collaboration skills. 

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Bailie Lambrecht

Meet MSUM’s new OAS Senior in the Financial Aid and Scholarship office, Bailie Lambrech. Bailie allocates funds and awards students with scholarships and financial aid.

Rethinking Admissions: Maybe ‘fit’ is not the answer

Director of Graduate Studies Maya Sosa Machado, PhD, shares what MSUM graduate studies looks for in candidates and discusses what has changed in recent years. It has become less about finding the perfect "fit" and more about finding unique voices and new perspectives.

The Sound of Progress

This week, construction has started on the upcoming MSUM Foundation’s Alumni Center. Having been decades in the making, the Alumni Center will be complete by late summer in 2024.

Fast Friends, Great Beer and Wide Smiles

English and film graduates Sean Syverson and John Kapla own one of downtown Moorhead's newest taverns, Swing Barrel Brewing.