At MSUM, we value the dedication, responsibility and leadership veterans bring to our university, both as students and as employees. We proudly honor all veterans who have served our country and recognize a few of our Dragon veterans for their commitment to serve and protect.  

Jim Sterling, Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership

Jim Sterling joined MSUM in 2016. “After hosting an intern at the Fargo Veterans Health Administration, I was impressed with the quality of students from MSUM’s baccalaureate and master’s programs and started teaching as adjunct faculty,” Jim said.

Jim says military service has transformed his life in many ways. He’s learned the value of communication and attention to small details. “I learned by observing what my peers did, both right and wrong, and I pass this on to my students. Having solid communication skills—especially clear and concise writing when so much communication is done in writing, cannot be overstated,” Jim said.

Read more of his story.