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Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Beka Stone

Meet Beka Stone, the Dragon Swim School Coordinator and Assistant Diving Coach. She coaches the diving committee and runs the swim school program through MSUM.

Brushes and Business

Hannah Stelter shares her experience about practicing art at MSUM and becoming a business owner.

Tim Downs carries early lessons to MSUM president’s office

Dr. Tim Downs shares his experiences leading up to his role as MSUM's 12th president.

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.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Pam Gohl

Meet Pam Gohl, the new deputy athletic director. She helps oversee the internal operations of the athletics department.  

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Kayla Ficenec

Meet Kayla Ficenec, the new Yellow Ribbon Project Manager. She works with veterans, connected students and families. 

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.

A Piece of the Ocean: The MSUM Oceanarium's Metamorphosis

From a visionary school trip to community partnerships, MSUM's Oceanarium continues to embrace growth and change.

All Business: Student Athlete a Double Threat On & Off the Court

Alum and 6-year mens basketball player, Gavin Baumgartner, reflects on his time at MSUM and what is in store for his future.

Coffee with Mary Downs: A conversation with MSUM’s First Lady

Mary Down's shares her experiences leading up to her husband's presidency at MSUM.

Juggling single parenthood, college with a village's support

Tara Carlson is a single parent and MSUM alum. She shares how she was able to balance parenting while being a college student.

MSUM awarded $6.7 million to address mental health needs

Professional help is on the way to PK-12 schools struggling to fill mental health vacancies, thanks to a five-year grant.