Mary Jean works as an Assistant Program Director in UMD Continuing Education where she consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to serve UMD students, staff, faculty, and constituents of professional organizations. The professional organizations partner with UMD in offering programs to high school students, teachers, and citizens of Minnesota, such as College In The Schools (CITS). CITS is a concurrent enrollment program with the purpose of academically preparing high school juniors and seniors by enrolling them in UMD courses offered at their high schools. These courses are taught by UMD approved teachers at no cost to the students or their families.Mary Jean has also been instrumental within a five-member steering group of Minnesota Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) providers comprised of UM and MnSCU (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) representatives. This group is moving forward to set quality benchmarks for CEPs in Minnesota through presentations and roundtable discussions at statewide meetings (August 2004 and February 2005).
Mary Jean's friendly, professional demeanor, love of learning and teaching,
and willingness to set high goals and to persist to completion has resulted
in her stretching herself to achieve both personal and professional goals. Her
faculty and staff colleagues in the UMD Ed.D. Learning Community know Mary Jean
will contribute to the group's success through her initiative, excellent organizational
skills, and leadership. In addition, even with her busy work schedule, she recently
passed her preliminary orals toward earning a doctorate in educational administration
which will further enhance her skills and knowledge in serving UMD students,
staff, faculty, and lifelong learners in our community and beyond.
For all the live’s she’s touched, I proudly present Mary Jean with