My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: University of Mary
Location: Bismarck ND
North Dakota is known for its strong Native American history and its rolling plains. It is basically a rural state. Only two colleges in the entire state have enrollments over 10,000 students. The largest private college in North Dakota is the University of Mary.
It is also a relatively young college. Founded in 1959 by The Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery as a women’s college, it became fully co-educational in the 1960s. When it first opened its doors it began by offering 4-year undergraduate degrees in nursing and education.
In 2006 University of Mary Athletics moved from NAIA to NCAA Division II status. In addition to the campus in Bismarck the University has two international campuses in Peru and Italy.