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Mental health professional scarcity spurs creative solutions

Laura Odgren earns her Specialist in School Psychology in a creative partnership through MSUM and schools.

Connecting Core Values

Angela Bellanger, director of MSUM’s Counseling Services, connects her native teachings from her youth to prosper in her work on campus. 

Randall Flick receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Randall Flick learned two things in nursing school: he didn't want to be a nurse and he loved medicine. Now, as the medical director of Mayo Clinic Children's Center, he serves on the committee that oversees all of Mayo’s pediatric activity across the Midwest. Flick is the recipient of a 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Art Students Leave Their Mark on Campus

Three art education students painted a mural on the wall of Hagen Hall.

Bridging Mental Health Needs Among Rural Students

Graduate students in MSUM’s counseling program addressed a gap in youth mental health services by offering free therapy via telehealth to K-12 students in rural school districts.

Dragons Will Take Care of You

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is far-reaching and has presented countless new challenges, especially in the mental health field. The pandemic also impacted the delivery of face-to-face counseling services because of social distancing.

MSUM Students Produce COVID Documentary

Students in the COMM 440 class produced and directed the documentary, "MSUM: Under the Mask," which follows students, faculty and staff at MSUM during the pandemic.

Finding Balance Together

MSUM’s faculty, staff and students found a unique way to band together while learning to studying and working from home with children.

Providing Hope a Reality

These MSUM alumni and faculty, although from varied backgrounds with different degrees and career fields, all conduct research across the world. Their association with MSUM has shaped their careers.