Mount Marty College To Rename Itself Mount Marty University

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29 Jan 2020

Community Growth, Education

Today, Mount Marty College announced its intention to change its name to Mount Marty University. This change, which will go into effect on July 1, 2020, was approved by both the College’s Board of Trustees and the Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery.

This change promises to be another step forward for an 83-year old institution that has long made its impact known through a combination of liberal arts and career-oriented education steeped in the Catholic Benedictine tradition.

Sister Maribeth Wentzlaff, Prioress of Sacred Heart Monastery, says she is proud of the institution for making this historical change. “Throughout Biblical history, when a person or place is given a name change, it has significant, long-lasting ramifications. It is usually a call to assume a new role or to redefine who or what that person or place is from that point on in history. Mount Marty University is now called to grow and excel in academics and life-long learning in a stronger way. This new title calls the Mount Marty Community to stretch to even greater academic excellence and to be a premier Catholic higher education institution in this region and beyond. The Sisters are asking for God's blessings upon Mount Marty University as it moves forward with momentum."

This is not the first time Mount Marty has changed its name to adapt to its evolving programs. The institution has also been known as Mount Marty Academy and Mount Marty Junior College before settling into its current name in 1951 with the introduction of four-year, baccalaureate programs. Now, after many years of continued growth and change on the campus, the institution is ready to take another step forward by adopting a name that accurately defines its offerings.


Read the full article in the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan