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A Life Worth Giving

Thomas Peter Von Bahr recognized that his three years at Moorhead State College (MSC) transformed his life. But it wasn’t until he learned his life was ending that he came to fully appreciate the impact of his Moorhead State education.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily Tom Dubbels

Meet MSUM’s new assistant professor of counseling, Tom Dubbels. This 1995 MSUM graduate is back on campus to teach counseling courses.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily Pam Daly

Meet Pam Daly, this year she is teaching three courses for a master’s cohort in education.

NSE Program Inspires Student's Undergraduate Research Publication

McKenna Togstad graduated from MSUM in May 2020 with a degree in economics. Throughout her time at MSUM she accomplished a lot and was very involved on campus. Her undergraduate research was published in Issues in Political Economy. She also participated in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program which gave her the opportunity to study in New Jersey for a semester.

A Gift of Education

Helen Wussow is a lifelong educator who believes in the power of higher education. As a faculty member and administrator, she has devoted her career to providing opportunities to students who otherwise might not attend university. She’s also a recipient of a 2021 MSUM Distinguished Alumni Award.

Celebrating Dragon Veterans 2021 – Peyton Schwehr

Dilworth native Peyton Schwer is in his first year at MSUM studying computer information systems. He is a cyber systems operator for the Air National Guard in Grand Forks, N.D., where he has served for nearly three years.

Celebrating Dragon Veterans 2021 – Jim Sterling

Jim’s military service began with the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served aboard a cutter and at the Special Services unit in Yorktown, Va

Celebrating Dragon Veterans 2021 – Amy Leupp

Amy Leupp served four years in the U.S. Airforce station in a Combat Comm unit, which required staying under 24-hour deployment notice. As an Airfield Systems Maintenance technician, she maintained mobile airfield equipment, mobile radios and equipment that directed aircraft in inclement weather.

Swansons' Love for Science Lives On

Richard and Bonnie Swanson funnel their passion into teaching and science, and the MSUM Regional Science Center.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily Jennifer Wollan

Meet Jennifer Wollan, MSUM’s new speech language pathologist clinician. She supervises graduate students at the speech language and hearing clinic as they work with their clients. She is also in charge of the regional assistive technology center.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily Amanda Butler

Meet Amanda Butler, MSUM’s new assistant professor of anthropology. She specializes in North American archeology.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily Dr. Yamaya Sosa Machado

Meet Dr. Yamaya Sosa Machado, MSUM’s new Director of Graduate Studies. She is here to oversee the graduate programs and ensure that everything with them runs smoothly.