Best WIshes TO THE Class of 2018

Congratulations, Class of 2018! There has been so much growth, and it's so hard to say goodbye. But now it's time to make your own path, taking the memories made and lessons learned with you.

Mount Mary will always be your home, not matter where life takes you. Congratulations again, and best wishes, graduates!

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Graduation Day is just the beginning. As an alumna of Mount Mary University, you are part of a powerful community. 

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Student Speaker: Bridgett Wilder

Bridgett Wilder will be graduating this may with a major in Dietetics and a minor in Psychology. The road for Bridgett has not always been smooth, as a widower and mother of nine, she has had to work hard to succeed in her studies and to and reinvent herself.

"I discovered my capability to be successful when all odds were stacked against me.
"People underestimate the value of a storm - it's leading somewhere."

With her studies, Bridgett plans to use her degree to help others avoid sicknesses and diseases by way of teaching them about nutrition and how food choices affect health. She has taken bold stops to start her own business, named "Perseverance," for which she will provide health and wellness counseling. She also has a book deal on the horizon, adding yet another dimension to her post-graduate life.

Commencement Address



Commencement Speaker 

Sister Joanne Poehlman, associate professor of anthropology, will be this year's commencement speaker. Poehlman is an active member of the Mount Mary campus, and when she's not busy with her duties of being a professor or other obligations such as International Club, she is advocating for the community through Common Grounds, a nonpartisan, proactive group that is dedicated to bringing about creative solutions to social problems.

President Pharr's First Year

The majestic tower of Notre Dame Hall stands as a beacon of hope,
a tower of light for our region.
My pledge to you is that we willl brighten our light.”
— President Christine Pharr, Ph.D.

New Programs SEE success


Meet the Science Sisters

Check out these hardworking biology seniors who call themselves the “Science Sisters," in our latest magazine issue

50th Anniversary of CREO


CREO fashion show was back on campus this year, celebrating it's 50th anniversary. CREO is taken from the Latin word for "to make, create or produce" and refers to the University's annual celebration of creativity from the School of Arts and Design. This year's designs and models truly exhibited Mount Mary's creative campus initiative, going above and beyond expectations.



10,497 alumnae

74% of grads live in Wisconsin

48% students identify as having diverse backgrounds

20% of students study abroad

12:1 students to faculty ratio

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