Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a university that prides itself on empowering individuals through education and a key to doing so is making that education accessible. Through First Generation Initiative (FGI), a Saint Mary’s education is made possible for some high school students who otherwise could not afford it. Also home to Countdown to College (C2C), Saint Mary’s brings high school students to the 400-acre Winona Campus for two weeks each year for four years to help them experience a college campus firsthand and receive college preparatory instruction. This fall, the Saint Mary’s FGI Scholars and C2C programs will be under new leadership. Alisa Macksey will serve as the director of programs for the First Generation Initiative at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is once again ranked in the top tier of the annual U.S. News & World Report ratings of best colleges and universities. Saint Mary’s is ranked 180th in the National Universities category of the U.S. News Best Colleges 2016 guidebook. The university is one of only three public or private schools in Minnesota ranked in this elite category. The annual rankings were released today, Sept. 9, and are available online at www.usnews.com.