Campus prepares for Commencement this Saturday

Mount Mary University’s winter Commencement will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. The ceremony marks the graduation of 119 students from summer and fall 2017 terms.

Occupational therapy students graduating from the professional entry program comprise 40 percent of the graduating students; these students will go on to test for national certification exam and state licensure in spring. Although this program typically draws students from across the Midwest, one student from Port of Spain, Trinidad, plans to set up one of the first practices of its kind in the Caribbean nation.

This ceremony also marks the first Commencement celebrated by Christine Pharr, Ph.D., the University’s new president who arrived in July.

Terri Jashinsky, an associate professor in the University’s counseling program, will present the Commencement address. Jashinsky was awarded the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award, and her department was awarded the 2016 Innovative Counselor Education Program of the Year by the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Jashinksy is a certified rehabilitation counselor and earned her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


The reason why I chose Mount Mary is because the creative ingenuity that the staff and faculty work so hard to instill in our community of women goes unmatched.

Jamie Nicole Hollins '17