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Humble beginnings to the Commencement stage: Gricel Escobedo-Kingwell shares her story

Gricel Escobedo-Kingwell will address her fellow graduates at MSUM’s 2024 commencement ceremony, sharing her story of grit, growth, and gratitude.

Region's top educators are Dragons

Moorhead and Fargo Public Schools Teachers of the Year are former MSUM alumni.

Addressing the Equity Gap: Survey sheds light on Native American student experiences

MSUM’s equity gap led Associate Professor of Educational Leadership Dr. Caitlin Johnson to request and receive funding to conduct a wellness survey of Native American students on campus. Thanks to a team of Native American student researchers organized by Dr. Johnson, the survey was conducted in the fall semester of 2023.

Ryan Brumwell: Sparking Change in Special Education

Special education graduate student Ryan Brumwell will speak at MSU Moorhead's 26th Annual Student Academic Conference about the burnout of special education professionals and possible solutions.

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.

Elementary education student transfers to MSUM to form connections

Danica Shoquist, elementary inclusive education major, transferred to MSUM for the perfect-sized campus life and to connect with professors and students.

Be ready to ROAR: Career readiness at MSUM

Julie Maahs, assistant director for career readiness, relies on her extensive resume and career program experience to help students develop key career readiness skills. 

Luke Meyer's First Lesson

Fall 2023 Commencement speaker Luke Meyer shares what he learned in his time as a Dragon and why he's choosing to embrace the uncomfortable. 

MSUM alumna follows her passion to teach

Emily Block, former MSUM early childhood education student, reflects on her time at MSUM and how it prepared her to be a HeadStart teacher.

Dragons Who Serve: Parker Wood

We honor Parker Wood, a senior at MSUM studying elementary education. He will soon begin service with the North Dakota Air National Guard.

Inspiring Future Healthcare Leaders

The three degrees assistant professor Heather Winkler has earned from MSUM have allowed her to pursue her dream career of educating future healthcare leaders.

18 Online Partnership Serving Educators Statewide

Jessalyn Canavan’s experience through the 18 Online program has aided her work and confidence in the classroom.