The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

Dr. Brian Van Horn's column for local area newspapers.

Academic scholarship funds help wonderful students become outstanding professionals

As the holidays draw near, our hearts are filled with gratitude for the many gifts with which we have been blessed. One of those precious gifts for countless alumni and friends is…

President’s dinner provides special opportunity to recognize supporters

I had the great pleasure of hosting the Mayville State University Foundation Honor Society President’s Dinner on Wednesday evening, Nov. 9. The annual event is extra-special as it…

Committed to providing essential educational opportunities that are affordable and of high quality

College enrollment is a hot topic nationwide. Overall, enrollment at public colleges and universities is declining. I am happy to say that while Mayville State experienced a slight…

Scholarship support is an investment in the future

We at Mayville State University are sincerely grateful for the wonderful scholarship support that comes from numerous alumni and friends. This assistance is extremely important to…

Childcare is critical for families and employers

Mayville State University Child Development Programs (CDP) are providing invaluable services for the families of our region. Providing the best possible care for the young people…

Service to others is key to the good work Mayville State alumni do in our world

Service to others became the overarching theme as we formally honored alumni during the Mayville State University Homecoming 2022 festivities Oct. 7 and 8. This year’s Athletic…

So many reasons to be Comet Proud

The Mayville State Alumni Association has been working diligently on plans and preparations for Homecoming 2022. Homecoming is one of my favorite annual events because it gives us…

Grateful for community support and opportunities to gather

We’re already well into September and have had many opportunities for campus and community fun with great festivities. The Sportsmen’s Raffle event was held Sept. 10 and the…

Old Main renovation project extremely important

Then-Interim Vice President for Business Affairs Steve Bensen and I met with the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) Budget and Finance Committee on May 19, 2022 to make…

Working to meet North Dakota workforce needs

The workforce needs in our state are great. There are numerous areas where employees are needed to fill positions of employment. An extremely important objective for our university…