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Distinguished alumnus to share his Dragon pride in SAC keynote address

Alumni often stay connected with their alma mater in one way or another. Tomi Sawyer has not only stayed connected to the university, he has returned to MSUM multiple times. This year he will be a keynote speaker at the 23rd Annual Andrew B. Conteh Student Academic Conference (SAC).

Speech-language pathology student explores how cultural competence influences diagnoses of signed language disorders

An undergraduate degree requirement to study two semesters of a foreign language became the inspiration for Speech-Language Pathology graduate student Kelsey Thorsness’ portfolio project.

School psychology graduate student affirms visual cues and reinforcement are key to student success

When school psychology graduate student Elli Stevenson’s educational experience turned upside down last March 2020, she moved back home to Hayti, S.D., where she lived with her parents and four younger siblings. At the time, she was developing her graduate project around a behavior intervention at a Moorhead school.

Distinguished Scientist Inspires Next Generation of Researchers

Tomi Sawyer began his career as a drug hunter by achieving the near impossible. As a graduate student at the University of Arizona, he invented a molecule that ultimately became a drug approved to treat a rare but debilitating disease affecting skin pigmentation.

Virus Hunters

MSUM junior Anna Madsen became an expert on one virus two years ago during a first-year course.

Distance Learning Research Conducted by Department of Leadership & Learning

Faculty in MSUM's Department of Leadership & Learning developed a survey to learn about teachers’ and administrators’ experiences transitioning to online learning during COVID-19.

Pollinator Garden to Bring New Life to MSUM

Surrounding the hummingbird statue on campus, the pollinator garden gives students the opportunity to bring native plants to MSUM.

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. They are researchers, exercising influence and making a big difference – successful alumni and faculty who are transforming our mental and physical wellness, changing our lives for the better and providing hope a reality.