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f flickr Learn. “Find yourself, your passion, your purpose, and ultimately, your career through our welcoming Mount Marty College offers a top-notch Nursing program... and supportive, yet challenging ...and so much more. With 28 undergraduate degrees to choose from, Mount Marty College provides you with a vast array of opportunities and the ability to combine majors and minors to create an individualized college education that fits your needs. educational experience.” - Susan Kalsow, Ed.D., Ed.S., Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs Earning your degree from Mount Marty College means experiencing a variety of courses that allow you to grow into the well-rounded professional you wish to be. This also provides multiple opportunities to ignite the passion that fulfills you on a daily basis. Along with the variety of majors, Mount Marty College boasts professors who strive to learn and co-create with you. You’ll find that our 12:1 student to faculty ratio enables you to build lasting relationships with other students in your classes and receive individual attention from professors. One-on-one learning allows instructors to get to know you personally so they can help you find meaningful internship opportunities and be powerful resources when it comes time to fill out employment or graduate school applications. This intimate learning experience means you get the most out of each class you take, and has proven to put MMC students a step ahead of their competition. 28 25 UN D ER G RA D UA T E D EG RE ES OF FE RE D Area teachers jump at the chance to host an MMC student teacher in their classroom. They trust our students are well-prepared, reliable, and knowledgable in the area they are studying. Our Education Degree is just one of the many programs that has a widespread, positive reputaion for producting outstanding students. No matter which career path you decide to take, we will lead you in the right direction. AV ER AG E CL AS S S IZ E Not sure which major to pursue? No problem! From the moment you register for classes, you are paired with a Freshman Advisor. This mentor meets with you on a regular basis during your first year to provide guidance and ease the pressure of rushing into a declared major. Once you decide on a specific academic interest, you are assigned to a faculty member within that program to aid you from your sophomore year through graduation. Think an internship would be beneficial? We agree. Internships Invaluable Experiences A few places our students have interned in the past 5 years: Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Cortrust Bank First Dakota National Bank First National Bank “MMC holds their students to a high KELO-TV Sioux Falls Lewis and Clark Behavioral Health Services academic standard, and Mayo Clinic I struggled with that at first. They understood that I needed some help. Through their free tutoring program, I was able to bring my grades up to the level that my professor 96% 10:1 and I were both proud of.” - Sarah Johnson, Forensic Science, Class of 2014 PL AC EM EN T RA TE “At MMC, research is education. I was part of an intimate group that researched our own genome and named it for a Department of Energy project.” - Justine Kube, Biology, Class of 2014 S T UD EN T :T EA CH ER RA T IO Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Sanford Health SD Small Business Development Center South Dakota Court Services South Dakota Human Services Center South Dakota Legislature The Press & Dakotan Newspaper Wells Fargo Bank Yankton County Court Services Yankton Public Schools Yankton Women’s Shelter MMC faculty are passionate about finding meaningful internship opportunities for their students. Our Career Center is another valuable resource available for assistance. “As the marketing manager at KPI-JCI, I am responsible for working with participants of our internship program. We’ve had interns from various institutions, but the quality of students that have come to us from Mount Marty is exceptional. I don’t hesitate to give them challenging and difficult projects. I have yet to be let down, and I’m blown away by their ability to excel in the workplace.” - Lisa Carson-Kneifl, Marketing Manager, KPI-JCI (an Astec company) Express. We don’t encourage you to use the right side of your brain... ...we demand it. And we offer numerous ways to let your personality shine. Whether you can sing, dance, act, paint, sculpt, write, recite, play an instrument, or perform in any other artistic manner, there is a venue for you at Mount Marty College. You will continually be invited to participate in artistic and cultural events that showcase your talents. These types of opportunities encourage you to develop your confidence and security in who your are and what you aspire to do. MMC welcomes those of both extensive and minimal experience to partake in campus extracurricular activities. A closer look into the clubs and organizations is a perfect example of what kind of place Mount Marty College is. We believe in freedom of expression, shattering expectations, and eliminating stereotypes so that every student has the opportunity to do what they love. Mount Marty College showcases the talent of our students by taking it on the road. The choral, band and theatre programs each have opportunities to perform on the local, regional and even international levels. Along with touring, MMC Theatre continues to be regionally recognized for numerous aspects of their productions, from costume design to individual acting, and everything in between. “I love that I can participate in all aspects of theatre at MMC. I’ve had opportunities to act in a lead role, be on the stage crew, and manage the ticketing office. Learning all parts of a production will make me more marketable in the future.” 90% - Heidi Swanke, Psychology, Class of 2012 AC AD EM IC M AJ OR S RE PR ES EN T ED IN FI N E AR T S fine arts opportunities | Chamber Choir | Mixed Chorus | Smooth Benediction | | Concert Band | Jazz Band | Pep Band | Paddlefish | Theatre | “Leading Smooth Benediction, our a cappella choir, in “Such Great Heights” by the Postal Service and competing at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) in St. Louis was unforgettable. It was both thrilling and challenging to push myself to that level.” - Nathan Porras, Music, Class of 2015 “Winning our conference tournament was one of the best feelings in the world. And the bond our team created that year means as much, if not more, than winning the game.” - Derrik Nelson, Elementary Education, Class of 2014 Going to miss being part of a team when you go to college? You don’t HAVE to give that up. men | Basketball | Baseball | Soccer | | Track & Field | Golf | Cross Country | women club | Basketball | Softball | Cross County | Golf | | Track & Field | Soccer | Tennis | Volleyball | | Archery (For Men & Women) | Lancer athletes EXCEL as much in the classroom and in the game of life as they do on the field/court. Our athletes are continually recognized for their responsibility, respect, leadership and integrity during competition AND outside of it. All while getting great grades. 50% Compete. S T UD EN T S IN VO L VE D IN AT HL ET IC S MMC is a three-time recipient of the Christopherson Award, an honor that acknowledges the one college with the highest combined GPA of all varsity athletes within the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). If that wasn’t proof enough of our successful student athletes, we also have numerous Lancers named NAIA All-American Scholar Athletes, named to All-American teams, and named Conference Players of the Year. If you’re an athlete, facilities are important to you. We understand that and offer a wide range of athletic venues for you to practice and compete in. From our main Laddie E. Cimpl Arena to Riverside Park baseball/softball fields and all other facilities, we have the space to enhance your performance. As a competitor in the NAIA and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), which consists of private, faith-based colleges/universities in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota, we have a history of exellence in a variety of sports. Each year, many of our athletes qualify for national tournaments from each sport, further fueling our students’ passion for athletic distinction. We’ll even let you do more than one sport. Live. There are a few people who like to visit Yankton each year... “Helping local residents clean up after the disasterous 2011 Missouri River flooding opened my eyes to what people were really dealing with. Their homes were ruined, and we were able to ease some of the stress they were feeling.” - Lorenzo Davis, Business, Class of 2015 ...actually over a million. While we at Mount Marty College would like to say that each of those people come to visit our college, we have to give some credit to the incredible attributes Yankton has to offer. From water recreation along the Missouri River and the Lewis and Clark Lake, to outdoor festivals, concerts and a historic downtown district, Yankton offers you a welcoming place to call home. Yankton’s thriving community continues to defy the national economic trend, adding new businesses each year that give students increased internship and service opportunities. These attributes make it an ideal location for our liberal arts college. Some days you may just feel like staying home, too. [Home being campus, of course.] Located in the middle of our intimate campus, the Cyber Café is the central hub of the Mount Marty College community. There you can indulge in your favorite Starbucks® creation, enjoy quick meals throughout the day, catch up with friends, or relax in comfortable spaces while studying. Just outside the doors are shaded picnic tables perfect for enjoying the fresh air and beautifully-landscaped green spaces. At MMC, we strive to give you more than just an education. You are encouraged to grow and evolve holistically to ensure an experience that extends far beyond the classroom and leaves you with unforgettable memories and lifelong relationships. 20 M IN IM UM HO UR S OF S ER VI CE B Y EA CH S T UD EN T service opportunities | Assisting Women & Children in Need | Building/Painting Homes | Organizing Donation Drives | | Traveling on Mission Trips | Collaborating on Sustainability Projects | Adopting Families at Christmas | ...and so much more. Bring your new, fresh ideas as well! The Meridian Bridge, a two-level recreational path, connects South Dakota to Nebraska and gives you a breathtaking view of the beautiful Missouri River. Do you want to be the kind of person employers seek out and others gravitate towards? Then give back. MMC students are continually involved in acts of service throughout the year. You will be able to enhance your College and the greater Yankton community while building strong values, life skills, and connections that last a lifetime. Plus, you’ll just feel good about yourself, and who doesn’t love that? Want access to more natural recreation than most colleges could dream of? One of our core values - communitycontinues throughout each residence hall. Every floor has its own common area, where you can do your laundry, cook, watch movies, or just relax with your friends. Is fitness important to you? You’ll appreciate our 24-hour fitness facility, highly accessible weight room, arena, and raquetball court. Explore State and National Parks Recreation | Hiking | Kayaking | Canoeing | Swimming | | Fishing | Hunting | Boating | Beach Bumming | City Recreation “My friends at large colleges are envious of me | 3 Disc Golf Courses | Meridian Walking Bridge | when I tell them everything I’m involved in here.” | 30+ miles of Scenic Bike Trails | 15 City Parks | - Daniel Filsinger, Business Administration and Graphic Design + Media Arts, Class of 2013 40+ 60% S T UD EN T CL UB S AN D OR G AN IZ AT IO N S S T UD EN T S L IV E ON CA M PU S | Riverfront Parks | Historical Sites and Museums | | Olympic Archery Training Center | Historic Downtown District | Riverwalk with Sculptures | Boutique Shopping | | Unique Restaurants and Bars | Festivals | Concerts | Old-Fashioned Fun | Mini Golfing | Bowling | Go-Karting | | Movie Theatre | Ice Skating | Performance Theatre | Meet new friends and make amazing memories by joining some of our student clubs and organizations. We have over 40 of them to choose from. If we don’t have what you’re interested in, we encourage Go Blue and Gold!! you to start your own - just another way your voice can be heard! To Learn More: www.visityanktonsd.com Value. You won’t get what you pay for at Mount Marty College... ...you’ll get so much more. Mount Marty College has a rich Benedictine history that is evident in our students, their organizations, and their determination to make positive changes in our community. Not only does Mount Marty College offer you an affordable, private, liberal arts education, but we also focus on the development of the whole person. From academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities, to service and faith, you will be immersed in our community — inspiring you to pursue your goals and be successful in anything you choose to do. Following graduation, our students are adaptable and are exceptional additions to the work force. The idea of value extends beyond a monetary aspect. You will receive an outstanding education that prepares you for future options - the job market, graduate school, or internships. You will graduate with unparalleled opportunities because employers know and continually comment on the preparation and skills our graduates possess. At MMC, you truly won’t be just another face. Faculty and staff will know you by name and upon graduation you’ll leave as a member of the MMC family. You and your classmates will be invited to join our strong and proud Alumni Association, where you will continue to benefit from the connections and experiences made through the MMC community. The Sacred Heart Monastery and Mount Marty College share services at Bishop Marty Chapel. The chapel, shown here, connects the two communities and is a breath-taking, ornate piece of our exuberant history. 87% 99 RE CE IV E AC AD EM IC S CH OL AR S HI PS Our Rich History MMC’s history is shaped not only by its Catholic Beneditcine values , but also its location in South Dakota. Our history began in 1876 when the Benedictine Abbot Martin Marty became the Dakota Territory’s first Catholic Bishop and missionary. In 1936, the Sisters of Saint Benedict responded to his presence and established Mount Marty College in his name. RE CE IV E FI N A MMC Academic Scholarhips MMC Awards & Grants | Incentive | Achievement | Honors | Merit | | Excellence | Benedictine | Scholastica | Presidential | | Fine Art Talent Award | Athletic Award | | Catholic Leadership Award | Mount Marty Grant | Average MMC Financial Aid Package: Over $19,000 9% AN CI AL AI D When you’re looking at Mount Marty College as your potential new home for some of the most memorable years of your life, make sure to investigate all the needbased and achievement-based financial aid programs we have to offer you. Our Average Financial Aid Package is $18,000. 99% of our - Nik Davis, Exercise Wellness, Class of 2015 students receive financial aid, so postgraduation is 55% AR E CA T HO L IC “Stong faith is apparent everywhere you look at Mount Marty College, and I’ve never felt uncomfortable wearing mine on my sleeve. Even my friends who aren’t Catholic say they feel the same way.” -Kylie Gross, Biology & Chemistry Class of 2012 Financial Aid You’re in good hands. When looking at MMC as a Our hope is to make MMC an affordable option for all families looking for value with values. We will work with you individually to help you understand the financial aid process and find the resources needed to fund a Mount Mary College experience. “My parents and I didn’t think we could afford MMC. It turns out that after seeing my financial aid package, it ended up being less expensive than my sister’s college education at a larger school not far away.” Think you and your family can’t afford a private education? Well, think again. about entering into a profession you love, not whatever comes along so you can pay off your student debt. potential new home for some of your most MEMORABLE years, investigate all of the need-based and achievement-based financial aid programs that we can offer you. And we have a lot to offer. You may visit Mount Marty College with the notion that you can’t afford a private, liberal arts education. However, we quickly disprove this misconception, and many students find that we are a better value than many large state schools in the area. Through scholarships, grants, loans, and work study, we work to ease any financial burden so that you can focus on the education you deserve. We aim to make MMC an affordable option for all families looking for a college of unprecedented value coupled with a phenomenal beliefs system. Mount Marty College will work with you to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the financial aid process and to find the resources necessary to make this opportunity possible. MMC Core Values | Awareness of God | Hospitality | Community | Lifelong Learning | “We strive to instill our core values into our students in and out of the classroom to ensure the development of the whole person. We’re committed to serving students of all faiths by fostering positive moral, spiritual and social values.” Father Thomas Wordekemper, OSB, MMC Campus Chaplain Visit. “I knew as soon as I visited campus and met faculty and other students that this would be THE best place for me to grow into the person I wanted to become.” It isn’t important to visit the colleges you’re interested in... - Kendra Cerosimo Graphic Design + Media Design Class of 2016 ...it’s essential. Places can look great on paper and online, but until you see it for yourself, experience the culture, meet the people, and get that “gut feeling,” you won’t have all of the information you need to make an informed decision. At MMC, you will be welcomed with open arms and will feel a sense of belonging. Bismark Montana Wyoming North Dakota South Dakota Rapid City Minnesota Minneapolis Watertown Pierre St. Paul Sioux Falls Worthington MMC/Yankton A student-led campus tour will travel through Sioux City Cheyenne Nebraska Colorado Denver Iowa Omaha campus dining, into the residential halls, through the bookstore and around campus. A campus visit Des Moines Kansas City Topeka also offers the ability to meet faculty, enrollment counselors and current MMC students. All this is the Lincoln Kansas It’s possible to learn about Mount Marty College by reading brochures, watching videos, and attending college fairs, but nothing compares to walking onto campus and experiencing everything we can offer. Missouri perfect opportunity to see what it is like living and learning in a setting that is as academically rewarding as it is welcoming. Apply. We make it easy for you. Apply online at www.mtmc.edu/admissions. Need a little help? Call, email, text, or Facebook us. We’ll communicate with you however you prefer because you’re important to us. Attend a Group Campus Visit Event Attend an On Campus Public Event Contact us today to set up a time to visit campus. Bring along some family members, your best friend, or your significant other to get their feedback as well. - Blue and Gold Visit Days - Scholarship Day - Admitted Student Days Join us for any of our campus events that are open to the public, such as gallery openings, athletic events, theatre productions, speakers, and more. Visit our online calendar at mtmc.edu and contact us for free tickets. A liberal arts degree means you will take classes across various disciplines, broadening your understanding and appreciation for the world. For this reason, we offer a vast array of degree programs. Degree Options Bachelor Programs: | Accounting | Biology | Business Administration | | Chemistry | Computer Information Systems | | Computer Science | Criminal Justice | | Elementary Education | English | Exercise Wellness | | Forensic Science | Graphic Design + Media Arts | | History | Human Service | Interdisciplinary Studies | | Mathematics | Medical Laboratory Science | | Music | Nursing | Physical Education | Psychology | | Radiologic Technology | Recreation Management | | Religious Studies | Secondary Education | | Special Education | Theatre | Preprofessional Study Programs: | Chiropractic | Dentistry | Law | Medicine | | Mortuary Science | Occupational Therapy | Optometry | Decide. 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