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MICUA’s 15 private, nonprofit colleges and universities serve 64,000 students annually and award 27% of all degrees conferred by a Maryland four-year institution.

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NDMU Rises in U.S. News and World Report Rankings and Tops in Maryland
AU.S. News and World Report ranked Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) as tied for No. 59 in its Regional Universities North classification. NDMU was also ranked as tied for No. 22 in its Top Performers on Social Mobility classification, the highest of any Maryland institution in this regional category.

MICUA Announces New Leadership
The Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) announces the appointment of Sara Fidler as the next President of MICUA, replacing retiring President Tina Bjarekull who led the organization for 17 years.

Maryland School for the Blind Paraprofessional and Stevenson Alumna Honored with National Award
Lori Adamo, a Paraeducator at The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB), has been named the Council of Schools for the Blind (COSB) 2019 Outstanding Paraprofessional for Students with Visual Impairments.

Mount St. Mary’s Literary Magazine Receives Medal from Columbia Scholastic Press Association for 10th Time in 12 Years
The 2019 edition of Mount St. Mary’s University’s literary and arts magazine, Lighted Corners, was awarded a gold medal in the annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) competition.

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Van Hollen Presidents' Award 2019

Senator Chris Van Hollen was awarded the 2019 MICUA Presidents' Award on February 5, 2019 by senior leaders of Maryland’s independent colleges and universities for his unparalleled leadership and remarkable public service in support of higher education.

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