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MSUM student powwows his way back home

Dennis, a part-time MSUM student in art education, shares his gift with Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding communities as the powwow’s head male dancer.

Passionate teaching for special needs

Jacy Bata’s passion for her career keeps her learning and growing as a special education teacher in Langdon, N.D. 

Graduate student teaches impactful Kodály program

Brandon Van Den Eykel, a Curriculum and Instruction graduate student at MSUM, will be an instructor for this summer's OAKE-certified Kodály program after feeling the impact of the program on his own career.

Celebrating Educational Excellence in Minnesota

Barnesville Elementary was one of six Minnesota schools honored with the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award. Three educators with Minnesota State University Moorhead ties accepted the award in Washington, D.C.

Foundation Board Member Feature: Rick Thoreson

Rick Thoreson '81 (Business Administration, economics minor) has helped recognize outstanding alumni on the MSUM Foundation Board since 2016.

West Fargo High School Teacher Inspires Construction Management Major

Laine White, a construction trades teacher at West Fargo High School, encourages his students to explore the construction field, specifically the program MSUM offers.


Foundation Board Member Feature: Dayna Del Val

Meet Dayna Del Val, a proud Dragon with strong ties to MSUM and a passion for the arts in our community. The 1995 theatre graduate is the President & CEO of The Arts Partnership and has served on the MSUM Foundation board of directors since June 2020.


Welcome to the Dragon Family: Tiffany Bockelmann and Andrew Burklund

Meet Tiffany Bockelmann and Andrew Burklund. They are both assistant professors in the department of leadership and learning. 

Helping Kids Feel Like They Belong

Xavier Reed secured a corporate job before he graduated from MSUM. A year later, he quit and pursued his second career and first passion: education.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily Pam Daly

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

A Gift of Education

Helen Wussow is a lifelong educator who believes in the power of higher education. She’s also a recipient of a 2021 MSUM Distinguished Alumni Award.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily Kristen Carlson

Meet Kristen Carlson, MSUM’s new assistant professor of curriculum and instruction for the department of leadership and learning. She’ll teach in the masters of curriculum instruction program and the educational leadership doctoral program.