Leaders in Women's Education: 2004 to Present
2004 Mount Mary’s capital campaign closes after reaching $28 million, far surpassing the original goal of $16 million.
The Grace Scholars Program, formerly the Midtown Program,
designed to bring higher education to young women in Milwaukee’s
central city, is established.
2005 Enrollment reaches more than 1700 students, for the fourth year in a row, the highest in Mount Mary’s history. For four years, Mount Mary has ranked among the highest in enrollment growth of U.S. Catholic women’s colleges.
2006 In June, the Mount Mary College Women’s Leadership Institute sponsors the first annual NEW Leadership™ Wisconsin program in Wisconsin, in affiliation with the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.
On July 1 Linda Timm, Ph.D., Mount Mary’s tenth president, assumes office.
Mount Mary’s newest building, the Bloechl Recreation Center, opens for use.
2007 In January, Mount
Mary College begins offering the Master of
Arts in English – Writing Concentration program.
Mount Mary College and its service
learning agenda is named to the U.S. President’s Higher Education
Community Service National Honor Roll. Mount Mary is the only institution
of higher learning in Milwaukee and one of only nine in Wisconsin
The Urban Education Fellows
Program (UEFP), a teacher training consortium administered by
Mount Mary and Alverno Colleges, receives a $1.2 million grant. UEFP prepares men and women who already have bachelor’s
degrees to teach in urban elementary and middle schools.
Mount Mary students initiate a new service
project through the establishment of a community garden. The produce
is donated to Second Harvest of Wisconsin and other local Milwaukee
2008 Mount Mary launches
a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in January of 2008. The Mount
Mary MBA emphasizes the development of ethical and just business
leaders who put knowledge into transforming action. Classes meet once a week for eight weeks and focus on ethical leadership.
In July, Mount Mary expands its master
of science in counseling program to include concentrations in
and pastoral counseling.
For the 40th consecutive year, Mount Mary’s
Alumnae Association hosts the Starving Artists’
Show® on the Sunday after Labor Day.
Mount Mary establishes a radiologic
technology major through a consortium with the Radiology Alliance,
which includes Columbia St. Mary’s, Froedtert, and Wheaton Franciscan
Healthcare – St. Joseph’s Hospitals.
2009 Mount Mary College joins with
Columbia St Mary’s and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Francis hospitals in January to add a
diagnostic medical sonography major to its undergraduate program offerings.
In September, Mount Mary College athletic program joins NCAA Division III.
In February, Dr. Eileen Mihm Schwalbach
is named as Mount Mary’s eleventh
president. The Inauguration celebration takes place on September 11.
Mount Mary College celebrates 80 years in Milwaukee. On September
16,1929, Mount Mary officially opened its doors to 132 young women.
The college consisted of two buildings Notre Dame Hall and Caroline
Mount Mary administration signs an agreement with Gateway Technical College allowing Gateway associate degree graduates to transfer credits to Mount Mary to earn a bachelor’s degree, December, 2009.
2010 The Master in Science in Counseling program receives the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), becoming one of only four other Wisconsin higher education institutions to earn the credential, February 2010.
Mount Mary’s College in the Community program is awarded the 2009 Program Innovation Award from ProLiteracy America, the nation’s largest adult literacy organization, February, 2010.
The first students to graduate from Mount Mary's MBA program cross the stage at May Commencement services.
Mount Mary College signs a Transfer Agreement with Waukesha County Technical College in July.
The Social Sciences and Related Disciplines Division adds Clinical Mental Health Counseling as a new concentration in the innovative Masters in Counseling program.
2011 In July, Mount Mary's first cohort begins in the new Professional Doctorate in Art Therapy program, the first of its kind in the nation.
In July, Mount Mary College receives a grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to design and implement a "Students Building Bridges" program that will serve the needs of its diverse student body.
The Promise Program, funded by a TRIO grant, begins in August to serve first-generation and/or low income students.
The first floor of the Haggerty Library is renovated to house a new Student Success Center and Learning Commons with facilities for academic resources, career advising and student counseling as well as a new computer lab and Starbucks Café counter. Other campus upgrades include additional electronic classrooms, a Barnes and Noble College Bookstore and a new grill in the lower level of Caroline Hall.
2012 Mount Mary College announced on February 24, 2012 that the institution’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved changing the institution’s name to Mount Mary University.
In July, Mount Mary College and the Medical College of Wisconsin signed a collaborative agreement to provide a dual degree program that includes a four-year baccalaureate degree from Mount Mary and a one-year Master of Public Health degree from the Medical College. It was the first 4:1 program of its kind to be offered by the two institutions.