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Tackling PSEO Obstacles

Jered Pigeon, Director of MSUM’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, was awarded a Minnesota Office of Higher Education grant to help students like Varoon Khalil shine in higher education.

Student leaders champion diversity beyond the classroom

Student leaders of Student Council for Exceptional Children experience diversity outside of the classroom during volunteer opportunities and events.

From Liberia to MSUM to Yale: Joseph Lewis's journey of resilience, hope, and academic triumph

Joseph Lewis’s journey from Liberia, West Africa, to the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus to the corridors of Yale University demonstrates his academic prowess and achievement.

MSUM’s unbeatable affordability and quality education attracts Kansas student

Freshman Megan Overly traveled from Kansas to attend MSU Moorhead. She was drawn to MSUM's perfect size, quality education, and affordability for out-of-state students.

Fellow Officers, Longtime Friends

West Fargo recently welcomed Irankuna Penina Adel and Suham Ali, elementary school companions and Moorhead college graduates, to its police force.

Bringing together Dragons from around the world: Fumi Cheever's journey to MSUM

Fumi Cheever helps international students adjust to campus life and schooling. Her grit through her years as an international student serves her well in her career and getting to know others.

Let me create my own name

Simone LeClaire’s films are a study of self-expression and exploration. The MSUM film production graduate is a recipient of the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship.

Providing Safe Places

Erienne Fawcett is passionate about creating safe and welcoming areas for students.

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.

Celebrating Our Rich Diversity

Join MSUM in the Celebration of Nations and the Woodlands and High Plains Powwow to celebrate the diversity that enriches our community.

Connecting Core Values

Angela Bellanger, director of MSUM’s Counseling Services, connects her native teachings from her youth to prosper in her work on campus. 

Embracing service in recovery

Rebecca McCradie shares her journey to recovery through volunteer and service work within the White Earth Veterans Honor Guard.