2013-05-09 / Front Page

The Bank of Hazelton endows scholarships to University of Mary

The Bank of Hazelton has made a financial contribution to the University of Mary in honor of Monsignor James Shea, a native of Hazelton and current president of the University of Mary.

The gift will be an endowed scholarship for graduating students of Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock High School or other Emmons County graduates.

“The University of Mary is so blessed and thankful to have friends in the banking industry that care so deeply about the higher education of families in the community they serve,” commented Monsignor Shea, who grew up on a farm near Hazelton and is the son of Joe and Pat Shea of Hazelton. “Emmons County is so dear to my heart with the fondest childhood memories. The University of Mary is recognized nationally as a ‘Most Affordable Small Private College.’ So, along with this scholarship, eligible students will receive the highest quality education at an affordable price close to home.”

The University of Mary continues to take leadership and its commitment to serving the people in the region and beyond to a new level. Recent initiatives include:

• A new collaborative agreement withArizona State University (ASU) that began in fall 2012, which provides an opportunity for ASU students to major, minor or take individual courses in theological studies or Catholic studies from U-Mary on the ASU campus as a complement to their ASU degree, and earn a U-Mary degree or credential, if desired.

• The addition of a Catholic studies major to the Catholic Studies Program, that began in fall 2012.

Programs are offered in Bismarck at the main (residential) and downtown campus, at the Rome, Italy, campus and at 14 sites in six states and online, through the University of Mary Worldwide. To learn more about the growing number of opportunities at U-Mary, visit www.umary.edu.

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