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Nutrition | It’s very much a global conversation

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“Nutrition is really something that affects everyone. It’s very much a global conversation.” Brendan Kesler, a recent Master of Science in Nutrition alum, shares his experience with the Nutrition & Dietetics program at the University of North Dakota. UND graduates provide leadership and solutions for challenging nutrition problems.  Learn More

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Field Work: The capstone of UND’s Social Work education

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Field Education is the capstone of a social work education at the University of North Dakota. It provides an exciting opportunity to integrate what students have learned in the classroom into social work practice at both the generalist and advanced generalist levels. UND partners with numerous regional field agency sites to provide student fieldwork experiences. A […]

Chantel Vazquez joins RAIN

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At UND, Chantel Vazquez saw the value of the RAIN program and the impact it has on American Indian students. For over 30 years, the Recruitment & Retention of American Indians into Nursing (RAIN) program at UND has been guiding and supporting American Indian nursing students. Of the American Indian Registered Nurses in North Dakota, 79% are […]

Alumni Spotlight: Vinnie Roehr, M.S.W.

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Alumni Spotlight: Vinnie Roehr M.S.W. 2018 After completing his BSSW, Vinnie Roehr moved home to the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation and started working in child welfare. Soon after, he entered the University of North Dakota’s Master’s in Social Work program as a NCWWI (National Child Welfare Workforce Initiative) Scholar. “I worked full time during this process, […]

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Dr. Kelsey Morin joins RAIN

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Kelsey Morin

Dr. Kelsey Morin is looking forward to having a positive impact on native students in education. The College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines is excited to welcome Dr. Kelsey Morin! Morin began last month as an MHA Education Pathways Mentor within the Recruitment & Retention of American Indians into Nursing (RAIN) program. The MHA Education Pathways […]

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Lived experiences translate to Social Work career for UND alum

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Lived experiences drew Amy Ingersoll to the field of Social Work. She graduated with her master’s in Social Work (M.S.W.) from UND in December 2021. What first drew you to the field of Social Work? Social work interested me because I have always felt an interconnection with people, and those relationships compelled me to help […]

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UND grad impacts care across the globe

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Jackie Gibbons and Felipe Sanchez

For UND alum Jackie Gibbons ’96, Nursing has taken her far. Literally. In 2022, Sanford Health launched a new program intended to connect nurses around the globe as mentors with a selection of Sanford World Clinics. Out of 80 applicants, Jackie (Thoma) Gibbons, a 1996 UND Nursing graduate was one of six candidates selected from […]

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Fall Social Work graduates honored at hooding and pinning ceremonies

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Social Work graduates pose for a picture

Students and faculty of the UND Social Work department held their hooding and pinning ceremonies for Fall graduates via Zoom on Dec. 15 UND Social Work graduate students gathered at Half Brothers Brewing Company to celebrate during the department’s hooding ceremony. Screenshot. Despite being held in December on one of the coldest days of the […]