Paradise Valley student accepted into University of Mary

Emma Steier of Paradise Valley is among hundreds of new students about to pursue a degree at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., starting fall semester 2015.

“We are pleased and grateful to welcome these new freshmen to our growing University of Mary family, and are proud to have them participate in the innovative, values-based learning experience that distinguishes a Mary education,” says President Monsignor James Shea.

“Our programs prepare students to be competent, courageous, ethical  
leaders in their professions and their communities. The university’s setting in the thriving North Dakota capital of Bismarck offers abundant opportunities for students to complement their academics with hands-on experience and network with businesses and organizations. The joy and perspective they gain and relationships they establish will benefit them for a lifetime.”

Miss Steier, a graduate of Veritas Preparatory Academy, is active in the Catholic Academy for Life Leadership, West Wind School of Aeronautics, Veritas Service Leadership Mentoring Program, Civil Air Patrol, tennis, volleyball, piano, guitar and is a Camp Powell Junior Counselor.

She has received her private pilot license, has been accepted into the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Aerospace engineering program and the University of Arizona College of Medicine Med-Start Program, is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and received excellence awards in Algebra II, physics and fine arts.

Miss Steier plans to major in one of the nation’s premier nursing programs and will receive a University of Mary and Catholic Health Initiatives scholarship — a partnership that allows incoming freshmen majoring in nursing to receive their senior year free if they maintain a 3.0 GPA through their junior year.

She is the daughter of Elizabeth Steier of Paradise Valley.

Founded in 1959 by the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, Mary offers nearly 60 undergraduate, and 14 master’s degrees, and three doctoral programs in Education, Nursing Practice, and Physical Therapy.

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.