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The voice of a community

Amy Iler earned her BS in communication studies at MSUM in 2006 and continues to give a voice to those in the F/M area as a radio host for KFGO. 

A Chemistry Degree Twice as Valuable

Charlie Lien ’22 is the first graduate of a dual degree program in chemical engineering thanks to a partnership between MSUM and UND.

Using physics skills to curb crime

In his last semester, Lucas Clark Burnette joined the Moorhead Police Department as a data analyst intern to evaluate crime trends in his community. 

Local Dragon’s Devotion to Craft

Tara Kennedy’s passion for creating is what sets her apart from the rest. With two degrees in graphic design and graphic communications, she sets the bar high in both professional and personal design.

Called To Serve

Jordan Werk utilizes her criminal justice degree to build relationships with the community as a school resource office for the Moorhead School District. 

Finding a voice in Fargo-Moorhead

Paige Kosienski is using her communication skills with F/M radio as a co-host for “The Wake-Up Call”  on Froggy 99.9 with Paige and Trace.

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.

Serving the Best & Brightest

Dennis Dahlen earned his MBA at MSUM in 1986. Now he is CFO at one of the most recognized health care institutions in the world.

Plains Art Museum CEO speaks on his transformative time at MSUM

Andy Maus, director and CEO of Fargo’s Plains Art Museum, addressed 2022 graduates at MSUM. He earned his bachelor’s degree in studio art in 2002 and his master’s in public, human service and health administration in 2011.

Computer Science Graduate's Tenacity Shapes Sustainable Business

Rolland Elendu uses the skills he honed as a computer science graduate to champion a unique and environmentally-friendly Fargo business. 

Improving the Patient Experience

Abdou Manjang graduated with a Master of Healthcare Administration in December. He secured his dream job before receiving his diploma.

Alumna Appointed CEO of Alerus Financial

Katie Lorenson, a 2002 graduate, has been named president and CEO of Alerus Financial Corporation.