Barnesville Elementary: National Recognition for Educational Excellence

Barnesville Elementary was one of six Minnesota schools honored with the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award, which is awarded based on academic excellence and progress in closing achievement gaps. Educators with Minnesota State University Moorhead ties accepted the prestigious award in Washington, D.C. Learn more about great alumni work in Barnesville at

MSUM graduate, Elissa Schley, is expert panelist on statewide webinar

Elissa (Martinson) Schley (MSUM, B.S. Health Services Administration, 2001) was one of four panelists who presented a recent webinar hosted by the Minnesota Gerontological Society titled “Assisted Living Licensure: What to do if you Work with Older Adults.” Elissa is an Options Counseling Policy Analyst with the Senior Linkage Line at the MN Board on Aging where she oversees housing […]

Sarah How, School Psych Alumna, Earns Prestigous Award

MSUM School Psychology Alumna Sarah How was chosen for the 2021 Ysseldyke Best Practices Award through the Minnesota School Psychologists Association. This is a huge honor and demonstrates her commitment to serve children, teens, educators and families to the best of her ability and with the latest knowledge of best practices. She was presented the award virtually at the annual […]