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									Marymount University

Alumni Survey
November 2010




   Office of Institutional Effectiveness
                                                                       Alumni Survey 2009-10

Executive Summary of 2009-10 Alumni Survey

      Administration and Sample
      Major Institutional Findings


Overall Experience

      Percentage of Alumni Evaluation Rating the Overall Experiences as Good or Excellent
      Percentage of Alumni Rating Overall Experience as Good or Excellent 2004 – 2008
      Percentage of Undergraduate Alumni Rating Overall by Entry Status
      Percentage of Undergraduate Alumni Rating Overall by Residency Status
      Percentage of Alumni Rating Academic Advising as Good or Excellent by School and Level
      Percentage of Alumni Rating Library and Learning Services Good or Excellent by School and Level

Academic Preparation
      Percentage of Students Rating Preparation as Good or Excellent – Inquiry Skills
      Percentage of Students Rating Preparation as Good or Excellent – Communication
      Percentage of Students Rating Preparation as Good or Excellent – Work Place Skills
      Percentage of Students Rating Preparation as Good or Excellent – Information Literacy
      Percentage of Students Rating Preparation as Good or Excellent – Ethical Discernment

Student Development and Student Life
      Alumni Participation Rate in Student Life by Year
      Percentage Indicating Substantial Impact on Personal Growth and Development -
          Undergraduates
      Percentage indicating Substantial Impact on Personal Growth and Development - Graduates

Retained Connection to Marymount
      Percentage of Alumni Agreeing by Year - Undergraduates
      Percentage of Alumni Agreeing by Year – Graduates
      Percentage of Undergraduate Alumni Agreeing with Retained Connection by Student Type
      Percentage of Undergraduate Alumni Agreeing with Retained Connection by Residency Status

Occupational and Educational Outcomes
      Employment Rate One Year after Graduation
      Time to first professional position by level and year
      Relevance of First Professional Position to Degree
      Percentage Pursuing Additional Education by School - Undergraduates
      Percentage Pursuing Additional Education by School - Graduates




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                 Marymount University Alumni Survey
                       Executive Summary

Each year the Office of Institutional Effectiveness conducts a survey of Marymount’s alumni
who graduated one and five years earlier. The survey provides valuable data on student’s
experiences while attending Marymount, their evaluations of that experience, and information
on their experiences since graduation. Results from the survey are used by the University to
assess effectiveness of programs and services.

This report presents the data from the survey from an institutional perspective. The results of
select questions are presented in graphic form around several key issues including the student
experience, academic preparation, student growth and development, retained connection to
Marymount, and alumni occupational and educational outcomes. A comprehensive
presentation of the results is available in Appendix A.

Administration and Sample:
In October 2009, Institutional Effectiveness mailed survey questionnaires to 1,809 alumni from
the graduating classes of 2004 and 2008. Fifty-seven were returned with inaccurate mailing
addresses reducing the population to 1,752. Respondents were e-mailed a reminder to return
the survey or complete an online version in November. A total of 467 completed surveys were
returned resulting in a response rate of 26.7% representing a slight decline over the previous
three years which had approximately 30% return rates.

Major Institutional Findings:
       Overall Experience
       Over four out of five alumni rate their overall experience, academic quality, and
    major/program as good or excellent
       Ratings of academic advising continue to lag behind other global measures
       For undergraduates, first college students tend to have higher evaluations than
    transfers students, but resident students do not appear to be substantially different from
    commuter students

       Academic Preparation
      Students consistently rate their preparation to use knowledge to solve problems highly,
    but their ability to conduct research less well


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  Students rate their preparation to use technology relatively low and those ratings have
declined in recent years for undergraduates
  Students rate their ability to deliver an oral presentation higher than they rate their
ability to write an argument
  Overall, ratings of academic preparation have dropped slightly between 2004 and 2008,
especially among graduate alumni

  Student Development and Growth
  Participation in Marymount’s spiritual development appears to be declining
  Expanding students’ global perspective and interest in other cultures are relative
weaknesses for Marymount

  Retained Connection
   Approximately half of all alumni want to remain involved with Marymount and would be
willing to support Marymount financially
   Recent alumni display a greater desire to remain in contact with fellow students and
faculty
   Recent alumni from 2007-08 feel less informed about Marymount when compared to
alumni from 2003-04
   Transfer students and commuters consistently feel less connected to Marymount and
their fellow students; they are also less interested in remaining involved with Marymount
   Over 90% of undergraduate alumni who lived on campus would consider supporting
Marymount financially

  Occupational and Educational Outcomes
   Over 85% of graduate alumni are employed full time within one year of graduation
   Full time employment rates for undergraduate alumni have substantially dropped since
last year
   Nearly 80% alumni secure a professional position within three months of graduation
   Four out of five employed alumni work in a field related to their field of study
   Within five years over half of undergraduate alumni pursue additional education
   Within five years over 20% of graduate alumni pursue additional education




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                                     Overall Experience
Percentage of Alumni Rating the Overall Experiences as Good or Excellent
 100




  80




  60




  40




  20

                                                         Undergraduate (201)

   0
                                                         Graduate (266)
             Overall        Academic         Major or   Academic    Marymount's   Library and
           experience        quality         program     advising     academic     Learning
                                                                     reputation     Services



       Over 85% of alumni rate their overall experience, Marymount’s academic quality, and
       their major or program as good or excellent
       Lowest overall evaluations are found with academic advising
       The evaluation of Library and Learning Services has the greatest difference between
       undergraduate and graduate alumni




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Percentage of Alumni Rating Overall Experience as Good or Excellent 2004 – 2008
     Undergraduate                                   Graduate
 100                                               100




  80                                                80




  60                                                60




  40                                                40

                Excellent

  20            Good                                20




   0                                                 0
           2006             2007           2008            2006          2007          2008

       Over 4 out of 5 undergraduate and graduate alumni consistently rate their overall
       experience as good or excellent
       For both undergraduate and graduate alumni, rating their education as good or
       excellent has remained consistently over 80% for the last three years, despite a small
       decline in 2007.
       For both graduates and undergraduates, the percentage of alumni who rate their
       experience as good or excellent has increased slightly.




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Percentage of Undergraduate Alumni Rating Overall by Entry Status

             First College                                         Transfer


                    9.9                                             12.6


                                   37.4                                            34.3


               52.7
                                                                   53.1




      Excellent       Good        Adequate or Less



      Approximately the same percentage of first college and transfer undergraduate alumni
      (over 85%) indicate an overall positive experience at Marymount
      Unlike previous years, there was not a significant difference between entry status and
      rating the experience at Marymount as excellent: first college students (37.4%), transfer
      and second degree students (34.3%).




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Percentage of Undergraduate Alumni Rating Overall by Residency Status
 100%




  80%




  60%




                                                          Excellent
  40%
                                                          Good
                                                          Adequate or Less

  20%




   0%
            Never lived on Campus        Lived on Campus 2 years or less Lived on Campus 3-4 Years


        There is virtually no difference in alumni perceptions of their overall experience based
        on living on campus




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Percentage of Alumni Rating Academic Advising as Good or Excellent by School and Level

    100


                                            Undergraduate      Graduate
     80




     60




     40




     20




      0
           Arts and Sciences         Business        Education and    Health Professions
                                   Administration   Human Services

      Students in both graduate and undergraduate programs in Education and Human
      Services rate their academic advising consistently (c. 80% as good or excellent)
      Undergraduates in Business Administration rate their advising positively, but the
      graduate alumni rate it least positively (53.1%)
      Graduate alumni from Arts and Sciences have the highest rating of their advising at
      Marymount (90.9% as good or excellent), but undergraduates are less favorable;
      however, it should be noted that this difference is being inferred from only 11 responses
      at the graduate level




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Percentage of Alumni Rating Library/Learning Services Good or Excellent by School and Level

    100

                                      Undergraduate        Graduate

     80




     60




     40




     20




      0
            Arts and Sciences    Business Administration Education and Human   Health Professions
                                                               Services

       Undergraduate alumni have a relatively consistent rating of Library/Learning Services
       regardless of school with approximately three quarters of alumni rating it as good or
       excellent
       Students in both graduate and undergraduate programs in Health Professions rate
       Library/Learning Services similarly (c. 80% as good or excellent)
       Graduates vary on their evaluations of Library/Learning Services with those from Arts
       and Sciences the most satisfied and those from Business Administration the least




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                                 Academic Preparation
Percentage of Students Rating Preparation as Good or Excellent – Inquiry Skills
   100

                       2004         2008
    90



    80



    70



    60



    50
           Undergrad     Grad      Undergrad       Grad     Undergrad   Grad    Undergrad    Grad

             Conduct Research       Use quantitative and      Apply knowledge      Solve problems
                                   qualitative techniques




         Undergraduates rate their abilities to apply their knowledge and solve problems in their
         field much more strongly than their ability to conduct research or use research
         techniques
         There was a slight decrease in the rating of all inquiry skills categories between 2004
         and 2008, for graduates, with the greatest decline in the ratings of conducting research
         There was a slight increase in alumni evaluation to conduct research, apply knowledge,
         and solve problems between 2004 and 2008 for undergraduates




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Percentage of Students Rating Preparation as Good or Excellent - Communication

   100


                   2004       2008
    80



    60



    40



    20



     0
                Undergrad                  Grad          Undergrad                  Grad

                        Written Argument                         Oral Presenation




         Both undergraduates and graduates indicate feeling more prepared to deliver oral
         presentations than to develop written arguments
         Evaluation of written abilities has increased between 2004 and 2008 for
         undergraduates, but has decreased for graduate students
         Evaluations of oral presentation skills have increased between 2004 and 2008 for
         undergraduates, but has decreased for graduate students




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Percentage of Students Rating Preparation as Good or Excellent – Work Place Skills
  100

                                                                                  2004      2008

   80




   60




   40




   20




    0
         Undergrad     Grad      Undergrad         Grad   Undergrad   Grad      Undergrad    Grad

            Part of a Team            Lead a Team             Manage Time          Use Technology



        Both undergraduate and graduate alumni rate their ability to work as part of a team
        highest of the work place skills
        For undergraduates, leading a team and managing time had substantially higher
        evaluations in 2008 than 2004
        For graduates, leading a team and managing time had substantially lower evaluations in
        2008 than 2004
        Using technology in the workplace has the lowest evaluation for 2008 undergraduates
        and graduates




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Percentage of Students Rating Preparation as Good or Excellent – Information Literacy Skills
 100

                                                    2004   2008

  80




  60




  40




  20




   0
            Undergrad                  Grad                Undergrad                  Grad

          Find appropriate sources of information          Evaluate the quality of information



       There have been slight decreases in undergraduate alumni evaluation of literacy skills
       between 2004 and 2008
       There is a pronounced increase between graduate alumni from 2004 and 2008 in terms
       of evaluating the quality of information




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Percentage of Students Rating Preparation as Good or Excellent – Ethical Discernment
  100

                                                        2004          2008

   80




   60




   40




   20




    0
              Undergrad                   Grad            Undergrad                 Grad

                Determine appropriate response               Understand ethical dilemmas



        There has been a substantial drop in ethical discernment for graduate alumni with the
        larger difference being in the ability to determine appropriate response
        In 2008, there appears to be only limited difference between graduate and
        undergraduate alumni evaluation




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                    Student Growth and Development
Alumni Participation Rate in Student Life by Year
  30

                                                                                 2004        2008
  25



  20



  15



  10



   5



   0
           Spiritual       Service       Student clubs Cultural activities Intercollegiate    Intramural
         development    opportunities                                         athletics        athletics


       Alumni were most likely to participate in student clubs and service opportunities while
       enrolled at Marymount
       Between 2004 and 2008 there was a substantial increase in participation in
       Marymount’s student clubs, intercollegiate athletics, and intramural athletics
       For the most part, participation rates have increased between 2004 and 2008, aside
       from a substantial drop in spiritual development.




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Percentage Indicating Substantial Impact on Personal Growth and Development - Undergraduates


                Leadership skills



                 Self confidence



       Interest in other cultures



     Awareness of global issues



  Openness to new experiences



     Interest in lifelong learning


                                     0       20          40        60             80     100

                                              Somewhat        To a great extent

         Marymount’s greatest contribution to undergraduate’s growth and development is in
         the areas of intellectual curiosity (openness to new ideas and interest in lifelong
         learning)
         Alumni self confidence appears to be strongly impacted by their experiences at
         Marymount
         Marymount appears to have the least impact on undergraduate alumni’s global
         perspective with only one quarter indicating their education impacted their awareness
         of global issues to a great extent




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Percentage indicating Substantial Impact on Personal Growth and Development - Graduates


                  Leadership skills



                   Self confidence



         Interest in other cultures



       Awareness of global issues



    Openness to new experiences



       Interest in lifelong learning


                                       0          20          40      60               80   100

                                                   Somewhat        To a great extent

      Graduate evaluations of Marymount’s contribution to their growth show less of an
      impact on their openness to new experiences when compared to previous years
      Graduate alumni indicated Marymount had the greatest impact on their interest in
      lifelong learning, self confidence, and leadership skills
      Marymount had the least impact on their openness to new experiences and interest in
      other cultures




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                         Alumni Retained Connection
Percentage of Alumni Agreeing by Year - Undergraduates


   Contact with friends and fellow students



         In touch with faculty and advisors                                        2004

                                                                                   2008
             Feel connected to Marymount



          Informed about alumni activities



      Interested in remaining involved with
                   Marymount



    Would consider supporting Marymount



                                              0   20        40         60        80        100

       Undergraduate alumni display a large increase in remaining in contact with friends and
       fellow students between 2004 and 2008, complimented by increases in all other
       categories except feeling informed
       Undergraduate alumni from 2008 report a drastic decrease in feeling informed about
       alumni activities when compared to 2004 alumni
       Alumni are less likely to remain in contact with friends and faculty the further they are
       away from graduation
       After five years, nearly half of undergraduate alumni feel connected to the Marymount,
       are interested in remaining involved, and would be willing to consider supporting it




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Percentage of Alumni Agreeing by Year - Graduates


          Contact with friends and fellow students



                 In touch with faculty and advisors
                                                                                           2004

                                                                                           2008
                    Feel connected to Marymount



                  Informed about alumni activities



  Interested in remaining involved with Marymount



           Would consider supporting Marymount



                                                      0   20      40        60        80          100


       Overall graduate alumni retain less connection to the university than undergraduates
       Time appears to have a large effect on alumni connection: the more time that has
       elapsed, the less likely contact with friends and faculty there is, but a greater feeling of
       connection and interest in Marymount there is.
       Approximately half of graduate alumni feel informed about alumni activities




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Percentage of Undergraduate Alumni Agreeing with Retained Connection by Student Type


 Contact with friends and fellow students



         In touch with faculty and advisors

                                                                                First College

            Feel connected to Marymount                                         Transfer



          Informed about alumni activities



    Interested in remaining involved with
                 Marymount



  Would consider supporting Marymount


                                              0   20        40        60        80         100

      First college students are consistently more likely to agree with the retained connection
      measures than transfer students
      The greatest differences in levels of connection between first college and transfer
      students relate to remaining in contact with friends and fellow students and faculty
      There are negligible differences in feeling informed about alumni activities and feeling
      connected to Marymount between first college and transfer students




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Percentage of Undergraduate Alumni Agreeing with Retained Connection by Residency Status


   Contact with friends and fellow
              students


 In touch with faculty and advisors


    Feel connected to Marymount

                                                                        Never
  Informed about alumni activities                                      Lived on campus

  Interested in remaining involved
          with Marymount

       Would consider supporting
             Marymount

                                        0        20    40        60         80        100



      Living on campus while enrolled as an undergraduate appears to have a positive impact
      on retaining connection to Marymount
      Although lower than students who lived on campus, approximately half of commuter
      students feel well informed and are interested in supporting Marymount
      Living on campus as an undergraduate had a substantial impact on a desire to support
      Marymount
      Less than 40% of commuter students display an interest in remaining involved with
      Marymount
      Although lower than students who lived on campus, commuter students display a desire
      to stay in contact with students and faculty.




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              Occupational and Educational Outcomes
Employment Rate One Year after Graduation
  100



   95



   90



   85



   80

                                                           Part Time
   75                                                      Full Time


   70
            2006            2007             2008   2006           2007       2008



        Between 2006 and 2008 there has been a decline in the employment rate for both
        undergraduate and graduate alumni
        There has been a substantial drop in full time undergraduate employment
        Marymount undergraduate alumni unemployment rate rose from under 5% in 2007 to
        over 12% in 2008




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Time to first professional position by level and year
   100%




    80%




    60%




    40%

                                                                    7 months or more
                                                                    4-6 Months
    20%
                                                                    0-3 Months
                                                                    Before Graduation

     0%
                Undergrad                  Grad         Undergrad                Grad



       The majority of Marymount alumni who secure a professional position, do so either
       before graduation or within three months of graduation
       Within six months of graduation over 80% of all alumni have secured a professional
       position
       Despite the rising unemployment rates, graduate and undergraduate alumni who do
       find post-graduation employment, appear to find employment in a shorter period of
       time




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Relevance of First Professional Position to Degree
  100%




   80%




   60%




   40%


                        Not at all
   20%                  Somewhat
                        Directly

    0%
                Undergrad                  Grad             Undergrad                Grad



         Over 8 out of 10 employed alumni work in a field that is directly or somewhat related to
         their field of study
         Undergraduate alumni are slightly less likely to be employed in a field that is directly
         related to their field of study than graduate alumni
         There are negligible differences in finding a position in the field of study by year of
         graduation




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Percentage Pursuing Additional Education by School - Undergraduates



                Arts and Sciences




         Business Administration




  Education and Human Services




                                                                     Within one year
              Health Professions                                     Within five years



                                      0           20   40       60           80          100

      Within five years, over half of all undergraduate alumni pursue more education
      Alumni from Business Administration and Education and Human Services are more like
      to pursue education and pursue it sooner than those from Arts and Sciences and Health
      Professions




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Percentage Pursuing Additional Education by School - Graduates



               Arts and Sciences




         Business Administration

                                                                    Within one year
                                                                    Within five years

 Education and Human Services




              Health Professions



                                     0            10        20            30            40

      Over 20% of graduate alumni pursue additional education within five years of
      graduating from Marymount
      Alumni from Arts and Sciences rarely pursue additional education within one year of
      graduating from Marymount




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                            Appendix I: Descriptive Data
Undergraduates

Student Demographic Data                                               Numbers may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
                                                                  2003-04 Alumni               2007-08 Alumni
What degree did you receive?                                    Valid N    Percent           Valid N     Percent
Associates                                                        16           19.3             1          0.8
Bachelors                                                         66           79.5           117         99.2
Certificate                                                        1           1.2               -           -

What school did you belong to?
Arts and Sciences                                                30             36.6            44            37.3
Business Administration                                          15             18.3            18            15.3
Education and Human Services                                     18             22.0            22            18.6
Health Professions                                               19             23.2            34            28.8

At which location did you take the majority of your classes?
Main Campus                                                       68            83.9            98            83.1
Ballston Center                                                   15            18.1            20            16.9
Loudoun Academic Center                                           0               -             0               -
Other                                                             0               -             0               -


What was your primary enrollment status?
Full Time                                                         73            88.0           111            94.9
Part Time                                                         10            12.0            6             5.1

Which of the following statements describes your start at MU?

 MU was the first college or university I have attended           29             34.9           54            45.8
 I transferred into MU from a community college or four-          38             45.8           41            34.7
 year college or university
 I earned a degree from another college or university prior       16             19.3           23            19.5
 to enrolling at MU

Were you employed, while attending classes?
Full Time                                                         20            24.4            16            13.6
Part Time                                                         34            41.5            50            42.4
Varied by semester                                                12            14.6            27            22.9
Not Employed                                                      16            19.5            25            21.2

How many years did you live on campus?
Never lived on campus                                             53             64.6            71           60.2
Less than one year                                                4              4.9              2           1.7
1 to 2 years                                                      6              7.3              8           6.8
3 to 4 years                                                      19             23.2            37           31.4

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Major                                                2003-04 Alumni     2007-08 Alumni
                                                         Valid N            Valid N
Arts & Sciences
Art                                                        1                 1
Biology                                                    2                 4
Communications                                             7                 7
English                                                    2                 0
Fashion Design                                             1                 0
Fashion Merchandising                                      2                 5
Graphic Design                                             1                 1
History                                                    1                 4
Interior Design                                            6                 10
Liberal Studies                                            2                 8
Mathematics                                                0                 0
Philosophy                                                 1                 1
Politics/Political Science                                 3                 3

Business Administration
Accounting                                                 1                 0
Business Administration                                    4                 12
Computer Information Systems                               2                 4
Computer Science                                           1                 0
Economics in Society                                       0                 1
Finance                                                    0                 1
Human Resource Management                                  1                 0
Information Management                                     0                 0
International Business                                     4                 0
Legal Administration                                       1                 0
Management                                                 0                 0
Marketing                                                  3                 0
Organizational Development                                 0                 0

Education & Human Services
Criminal Justice                                          4                  6
Undergraduate Psychology                                  12                 14
Sociology                                                 2                  2
Catholic School Leadership                                0                  0

School of Health Professions
Health Sciences                                           1                  4
Health Fitness Management                                 1                  0
Nursing                                                   17                 30




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    The Marymount Experience:

    From your experience at MU, how would you rate the following?

                                                                           Needs
                                                                            to be
2003-04 Alumni                                 Valid N       Poor       Improved         Adequate        Good    Excellent
Overall experience                               83           0.0             3.6            12.0         51.8       32.5
Academic quality                                 83           0.0             1.2            12.0         38.6       48.2
Major department or academic program             83           0.0             3.6             9.6         32.5       54.2
Academic advising                                83           1.2             8.4            12.0         30.1       48.2
Marymount’s academic reputation                  83           0.0             3.6            14.5         44.6       37.3
Library and Learning Services                    82           0.0             2.4            12.2         48.8       36.6
2007-08 Alumni
Overall experience                              118           0.0                 1.7             11.9    54.2        32.2
Academic quality                                118           0.0                 3.4             10.2    49.2        37.3
Major department or academic program            118           0.8                 3.4              5.1    48.3        42.4
Academic advising                               118           0.8                11.0             15.3    38.1        34.7
Marymount’s academic reputation                 118           0.0                 2.5             22.9    47.5        27.1
Library and Learning Resources                  118           0.8                 3.4             18.6    42.4        34.7




    Please indicate how much your Marymount educations contributed to the development of:

                                                                                                                 To a great
2003-04 Alumni                                     Valid N          Not at all      Very little      Somewhat       extent
Interest in life-long learning                       83                   1.2             34.9           49.4          14.5
Awareness of global issues                           83                   8.4             45.8           24.1          21.7
Self-confidence                                      83                   4.8             44.6           41.0           8.4
Openness to new experiences                          83                   6.0             50.6           37.3           4.8
Interest in cultures different from your own         83                   8.4             28.9           47.0          15.7
Leadership                                           83                   4.8             41.0           37.3          16.9

2007-08 Alumni
Interest in life-long learning                        118                 0.8             44.1           48.3          6.8
Awareness of global issues                            118                 5.1             46.6           24.6         23.7
Self-confidence                                       118                 4.2             43.2           41.5         10.2
Openness to new experiences                           118                 3.4             33.9           53.4          8.5
Interest in cultures different from your own          118                 3.4             39.0           42.4         14.4
Leadership                                            118                 4.2             50.8           35.6          9.3




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           For each of the following skills, please indicate how well you believe your education prepared you to:


                                                                                               Needs
                                                                            Valid N   Poor     to be Adequate Good Excellent
2003-04 Alumni                                                                               Improved
Find a job in your field.                                                     78      1.3      11.5    17.9         35.9   33.3
Succeed in a job in your field                                                72      1.4      6.9     18.1         38.9   34.7
Attain a promotion within your existing employment situation.                 77      5.2      7.8     27.3         41.6   18.2
Pursue more education in your field.                                          81      4.9      8.6     17.3         38.3   30.9
Conduct research to support a position                                        81      2.5      8.6     25.9         35.8   27.2
Develop a coherent written argument.                                          81      1.2      3.7     28.4         40.7   25.9
Deliver a coherent oral presentation.                                         80      1.3      8.8     16.3         36.3   37.5
Use quantitative/qualitative techniques within your professional field.       81      0.0      7.4     18.5         48.1   25.9
Determine the most ethically appropriate response to a situation.             81      0.0      4.9     19.8         43.2   32.1
Understand the major ethical dilemmas in your field.                          81      0.0      7.4     13.6         44.4   34.6
Work as part of an effective team.                                            81      0.0      2.5     14.8         43.2   39.5
Lead a team.                                                                  81      1.2      7.4     22.2         32.1   37.0
Manage time effectively.                                                      82      1.2      2.4     22.0         40.2   34.1
Use technology effectively in a workplace environment.                        82      2.4      4.9     25.6         40.2   26.8
Apply knowledge and skills to new situations.                                 82      1.2      3.7     14.6         45.1   35.4
Solve problems in your field using your knowledge and skills.                 82      1.2      8.5     11.0         42.7   36.6
Find appropriate sources of information                                       82      0.0      6.1     13.4         36.6   43.9
Evaluate the quality of information (e.g. scholarly articles, newspapers)     82      2.4      3.7     13.4         46.3   32.9


2007-08 Alumni
Find a job in your field.                                                    118      5.9      16.1    13.6         31.4   33.1
Succeed in a job in your field                                               112      1.8      10.7    19.6         36.6   31.3
Attain a promotion within your existing employment situation.                117      2.6      8.5     35.0         33.3   20.5
Pursue more education in your field.                                         118      1.7      5.1     17.8         39.0   36.4
Conduct research to support a position                                       117      3.4      6.0     26.5         37.6   26.5
Develop a coherent written argument.                                         118      1.7      5.9     20.3         43.2   28.8
Deliver a coherent oral presentation.                                        116      2.6      0.9     19.0         38.8   38.8
Use quantitative/qualitative techniques within your professional field.      117      1.7      7.7     22.2         42.7   25.6
Determine the most ethically appropriate response to a situation.            118      0.8      3.4     20.3         40.7   34.7



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                                                                                                Needs
                                                                            Valid N   Poor      to be Adequate Good Excellent
                                                                                              Improved
Understand the major ethical dilemmas in your field.                         117      1.7       5.1     17.1      38.5      37.6
Work as part of an effective team.                                           118      0.8       4.2     15.3      30.5      49.2
Lead a team.                                                                 118      0.8       5.9     17.8      42.4      33.1
Manage time effectively.                                                     118      0.8       1.7     16.1      42.4      39.0
Use technology effectively in a workplace environment.                       117      3.4       7.7     18.8      41.9      28.2
Apply knowledge and skills to new situations.                                117      0.9       0.0     17.1      51.3      30.8
Solve problems in your field using your knowledge and skills.                118      1.7       0.0     16.9      44.1      35.6
Find appropriate sources of information                                      118      0.8       1.7     19.5      42.4      35.6
Evaluate the quality of information (e.g. scholarly articles, newspapers)    118      1.7       5.1     16.1      39.8      37.3




           Please indicate if you participated in or used the following while attending MU.

                                                                2003-04 Alumni                 2007-08 Alumni
                                                                 Valid N     No        Yes      Valid N     No       Yes
          MU spiritual development activities                      81       77.8       22.2       116      75.9      24.1
          MU service opportunities                                 81       72.8       27.2       114      64.9      35.1
          Student clubs                                            80       63.8       36.3       115      47.0      53.0
          Cultural activities                                      80       75.0       25.0       115      66.1      33.9
          Intercollegiate athletics                                81       87.7       12.3       114      77.2      22.8
          Intramural athletics                                     79       92.4       7.6        114      86.8      13.2
          Study abroad program                                     80       85.0       15.0       114      87.7      12.3
          Internship/Clinical/Practicum/Student Teaching           80       71.3       28.8       114      71.9      28.1
          Career Center                                            80       57.5       42.5       114      46.5      53.5
          Independent Research Projects                            79       73.4       26.6       114      64.9      35.1




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Please indicate how strongly you agree with each of the following statements.


                                                              Strongly                No                 Strongly
                                                    Valid N                Agree              Disagree
                                                               Agree                Opinion              Disagree
2003-04 Alumni
I am in contact with friends and fellow students      83        28.9        33.7      8.4       21.7       7.2
from Marymount
I am still in touch with faculty and advisors         82        4.9         25.6      15.9      36.6       17.1
I feel connected to Marymount                         83        9.6         37.3      30.1      14.5       8.4
I am well informed about activities for alumni        83        30.1        49.4      9.6       7.2        3.6
I am interested in remaining involved with            83        18.1        42.2      27.7      6.0        6.0
Marymount
I would consider supporting Marymount                 83        10.8        38.6      33.7      9.6        7.2
University
2007-08 Alumni
I am in contact with friends and fellow students     118        36.4        42.4      8.5       10.2       2.5
from Marymount
I am still in touch with faculty and advisors        118        7.6         36.4      19.5      30.5       5.9
I feel connected to Marymount                        117        12.8        42.7      22.2      16.2       6.0
I am well informed about activities for alumni       118        12.7        49.2      15.3      16.9       5.9
I am interested in remaining involved with           117        19.7        45.3      27.4      6.0        1.7
Marymount
I would consider supporting Marymount                117        14.5        44.4      29.1      6.0        6.0
University




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Occupational Experiences since Graduation from Marymount:

                                                                    2003-04 Alumni            2007-08 Alumni
                                                                 Valid N      Percent      Valid N     Percent

Relative to completing your degree, when did you find your first professional position?
Continued a position held while attending school                   19           23.2         17         14.4
Found new position prior to graduation                             15           18.3         30         25.4
0-3 months                                                         19           23.2         29         24.6
4-6 months                                                         11           13.4         14         11.9
7-12 months                                                         8           9.8          8          6.8
More than 12 months                                                 6           7.3          5          4.2
Have not yet entered professional position                          4           4.9          15         12.7

Was the position full-time?
        Yes                                                        67          87.0          97         95.1
        No                                                         10          13.0          5          4.9

Was this position related to your major or program at Marymount?
         Directly related                                        41            53.2          61         61.0
         Somewhat related                                        26            33.8          26         26.0
         Not related                                             10            13.0          13         13.0

Regardless, of your first professional position, what is your current employment status?
Employed full-time                                                    61        73.5         82         69.5
Employed part-time                                                     4         8.4         7          5.9
Not employed, seeking employment                                       2         2.4         5          4.2
Not employed, and not looking                                          1         1.2         0          0.0
Other: Please specify                                                  6         7.2         8          6.8

If currently employed, what is your salary range?
          Under $10,000                                            0           0.0           2           2.2
          $10,000 to $19,999                                       2           3.1           3           3.2
          $20,000 to $29,999                                       1           1.5           11          11.8
          $30,000 to $39,999                                       12          18.5          18          19.4
          $40,000 to $49,999                                       10          15.4          23          24.7
          $50,000 to $59,999                                       20          30.8          16          17.2
          $60,000 to $69,999                                       6           9.2           15          16.1
          $70,000 to $79,999                                       6           9.2           1           1.1
          $80,000 to $89,999                                       4           6.2           2           2.2
          $90,000 to $99,999                                       1           1.5           1           1.1
          $100,000 and above                                       3           4.6           1           1.1




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Current Employer, Job Title and Location by School

Arts and Sciences

Employer                                 Title                                  Location
 Neiman Marcus                             Brand Manager                         McLean, VA
 Pennsylvania House of                     Legislative Assistrant                Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
 Representatives, Democratic Caucus
 First Mariner Bank                        Commercial Loan Administrator         Baltimore, MD
 U.S. General Services Administration      Management Analyst, FCIP              Washington, DC
 Westfield Interiors/The White Bench       Designer/Designer & Sales             Middleburg, VA/Middleburg, VA
 Mary Washington Hosptial                  Pharmacy                              Fredericksburg, VA
 Montgomery County Historical              Weekend Coordinator                   Rockville, MD
 Society
 MEDEX Global Group                        Senior Client Relations Manager       Baltimore, Maryland
                                           Public Relations Associate
 Federal Sources Inc                       Senior Research Associate             McLean, VA - telecommuting from
                                                                                 St. Augustine, FL
 ICPC                                      Credentialing Assistant               Ankeny, IA
 Mautner Project for Lesbians w/           Officer Manager/Finance               Washington, DC
 Cancer
 Smithsonian Institution                   Senior Research Analyst               Washington, DC
 Studio Up!                                Partner                               Fairfax, VA
 Catholic Universtiy                       Admin Asst.                           Washington, DC
 Lynn University                           Assistant Sports Information          Boca Raton, Fla.
                                           Director
 Fairfax County Government                 Administrative Assistant              Fairfax, VA
 Oriental Trading Company                  Buyer                                 Omaha, NE
 Watson Professional Group Inc             Surveyor - in - Training, Project     Midland, Texas
                                           Manager
 Houston-Galveston Area Council            Homeland Security Project             Houston, TX
                                           Planner
 National Institute of Standards &         Group Secretary/ Social Media         Gaithersburg, MD/ Gaithersburg,
 Technology/ Independent Consultant        Specialist                            MD
 self employed                             Interior Designer                     Fairfax, Va
 Melissa Armstrong Interiors               Owner/ Principal (Interior            Charlotte, NC
                                           Designer)
 U.S. Department of the Interior           Paralegal Specialist                  Arlington, Virginia
 AFCEA -- The Armed Forces                 Executive Assistant to the            Fairfax, Virginia
 Communications and Electronics            Executive Vice President (and
 Association                               International Secretary), Plans


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Employer                                  Title                               Location
 Corcoran College of Art + Design           Enrollment Counselor               Washington, DC
 Enas Hashani, and Farouk Kurashi           Graphic designer and               outside of US
                                            photographer
 Metro International Travel                 Vice President- Office Manager     Arlington, VA
 Campagna Center                            Site Director                      Alexandria, Va
 Lockheed Martin                            Proposal Analyst                   Chantilly VA
 Prudential Financial                       Group Sales Rep                    Silver Spring, MD
 United States Marine Corps                 Air Defense Control Officer        Cherry Point, North Carolina
 Nursefinders                               Paraprofessional                   Honolulu,HI
 Tecolote Research, Inc.                    Associate Admin                    Washington, DC
 Zara                                       Fashion Visual Merchandising       Peabody, MA
                                            Coordinator
 Style Interiors, Inc.                      Interior Designer (Independent     Williamsburg, VA
                                            Contractor)
 Willow Marketing Agency                    Graphic Designer                   Fredricksburg, VA
 NBC Universal                              Desk Assistant                     Washington, DC
 Vox Optima, LLC - Public Relations         Communications Analyst             Santa Rica, Guam
 Firm
 Abercrombie & Fitch                        Visual Manager                     Huntington, NY
 CALIBRE Systems, Inc                       Human Resources Manager            Alexandria, VA
 Macys                                      Department Manager                 McLean, VA
 Ivymount School Inc                        1:1 Assistant Teacher              Rockville, MD
 Lockheed Martin                            HR Coordinator - Recruiter         Crystal City, VA
 BeanTree Learning Academy                  Preschool Teacher                  Ashburn, VA
 Wilhides Flowers and Unique Gifts          Shop Supervisor/ Visual            Ellicott City, MD
                                            Merchandiser
 United States Congress, Office of Rep.     Staff Assistant                    Washington, DC
 Bobby Scott
 Youth Power Center                         Fundraising/Organizational         Washington, DC
                                            Assoicate
 Windows Catering Company                   Marketing Assistant                Alexandria, VA
 Daughters of the American                  Gift Planning Associate            Washington D.C
 Revolution

Business Administration

 Employer                                 Title                               Location
                                          Paralegal                           Fairfax, VA
 Department of Commerce                   Contract Specialist                 Washington DC
 Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church              Church Administration               Washington, DC

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 Employer                                 Title                              Location
 Federal Government: General              Lead Program Analyst               Washington, DC
 Services Administration
 Corporate Executive Board                Director Business Development -    Arlington, VA
                                          Americas
 Federal                                  N/A                                U.S.
 Consumer Electronics Association         Membership Development             Arlington, VA
 New Media Strategies                     Project Manager                    Arlington, VA
 Northrup Grumman                         Contracts Accounting               McLean, VA
 Nordstrom                                Manager, Lingerie & Hosiery        Peabody, MA
                                          Department
 FEMA-Department of Homeland              Human Service Specialist           Hyattsville, MD 20782
 Security
 Chameleon Integrated Services             Tier 1 Help Desk                  Washington, DC
 CACI                                      Systems Security Analyst          Arlington, VA
 Competitive Innovations -                 Jr. Vulnerability Engineer        Rosslyn, VA
 Contractor to State Dept
 ICMA-RC                                   Investor Services Associate       Washington, DC
 Office of the Comptroller of the          Paralegal/ Legal Secretary        Washington, DC
 Currency
 Comscore, Inc.                            Data Analyst                      Reston, VA
 Booz Allen Hamilton                       Senior Consultant                 McLean, VA
 NJ Manufacturers Insurance Co.            Automobile Claims                 Trenton, NJ
 ATSC                                      Project Admin                     Mclean, VA
 U.S. General Services Adminstration-      Management Analyst                Washington, DC
 Office of Inspector General
 US Department of the Interior             Management Analyst                Herndon, VA

Education and Human Services

 Employer                                 Title                              Location
 Fairfax County Government                Social Worker III                  Alexandria, VA
 ICF International                        Associate                          Fairfax, VA
 Deltek, Inc.                             Accounts Receivable Analyst        Herndon, VA
 US Army                                  Soldier                            South Korea
 Fairfax ASAP                             Probation Officer                  Fairfax, VA
 Genesis Rehab Services                   Speech Language Pathologist        North Andover, MA
 Bridges Community Support Services       ISL Coordinator, QDDP              St. Louis, MO
 SAIC                                     Program Manager                    Vienna, Va
 Verizon Federal Network Services         Business Analyst                   Reston, VA
 Fairfax County Public Schools            Teacher                            Fairfax, VA

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 Employer                                  Title                             Location
 FCPS
 Value Options                             Clinical Case Manager             Reston, VA
 Marathon Physical Therapy                 Clinic Manager, Physical          Newton, MA
                                           Therapist
 L-3 Communications/Residential            Executive Secretary/Detox         Washington, DC/Arlington, VA
 Program Center Detox                      Counselor I
 Primrose School Eastfield Village         Pre-K head Teacher                Charlotte, NC
 FCPS schools                              elementary teacher                alexandria VA
 Johannesen & Johannesen, PLLC             Legal Assistant                   Rocky Point, NY
 national student clearinghouse            data analyst                      herndon, va
 FCPS                                      Head Swim Coach & Substitute      Northern VA
                                           Teacher
 Guess Inc                                 Associate Manager                 McLean, VA
 Law Enforcement
 American Chemical Society                 Research Assistant                Washington, DC
 Metro Transit Police Department           Police Officer                    Maryland, Virginia, & DC
 DISA                                      Program Analyst                   Falls Church, VA
 National Center for Missing and           Call Center Specialist            Alexandria, VA
 Exploited Children
 Arlington County Virginia Public          School Base Substitute Teacher    Arlington, Virginia
 Schools
 NoVa Oncology                             Administrative Asst.              Reston, VA
 Sun Mgnt                                  Contract Specialist               Arlington, VA
 Fairfax County Schools                    Teacher                           Fort Belvoir

Health Professions

 Employer                                  Title                             Location
 Inova Loudoun Hospital                    RN,BC Oncology Unit               Leesburg, VA
 The Methodist Hospital                    RN                                Houston, TX
 Arlington County Government               Health Promotion Coordinator      Arlington, VA
 GWUH                                      RN                                Washington, DC
 Culinary Health Fund                      Care Manager                      Las Vegas, NV
 Prison Health Service                     Director of Nursing               Arlington, VA
 Professional Sports Care and Rehab        Physical Therapist Assistant      Washington, DC
                                                                             Maple Valley, WA
 Research Medical Center                   RN                                Kansas City, MO
 PCI                                       RN                                Newport News, VA
 Washington Regional Transplant            Clinical Organ Recovery           Annandale, Va
 Community                                 Coordinator

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Employer                                  Title                                Location
St. Mary's Hospital                       Patient Care Supervisor
                                          Registered Nurse - Local Traveler    Washington, DC
Department of the Army                    Registered Nurse                     Fort Carson, CO
Robert Blackwood - Family Medicine        Nurse Practioner                     Virginia Beach, VA
Center
Virginia Hospital Center                  ED Clinical Manager of Finance       Arlington, VA
University of Texas                       Night Charge Nurse                   Houston, TX
SGAH                                      RN ER                                Gaithersburg, MD
North Fulton Endoscopy                    Nurse Manager                        Roswell, GA
INOVA Alexandria Hospital                 Emergency RN                         Alexandria, VA
Dr. Bruce Lessin                          Registered Nurse                     McLean, VA
Virginia Hospital Center                  Registered Nurse                     Arlington, VA
                                          Nursing                              PG, MD
INOVA Health System                       Program Assistant                    Fairfax, VA
Fairfax County Government                 Public Health Nurse                  Reston, VA
Georgetown University Hospital            RN                                   Washington, DC
INOVA Healthcare                          PostPartum Nurse, RN                 Fairfax, VA
Heartland Hospice                         RN Case Manager                      Fairfax, VA
Mary Washington Hosptial                  RN                                   Fredericksburg, VA
Inova Health Systems                      RN                                   Falls Church, VA
Washington Sports Clubs                   Personal Trainer                     Alexandria, VA
Providence Hospital, Washington,          Registered Nurse, ICU                Washington, DC
DC
Children's Hospital of the King's         Registered Nurse                     Norfolk, VA
Daughters
Virginia Department of Health             Public Health Nurse II / Field       Alexandria, VA
                                          Nurse
Virginia Hospital Center                  RN                                   Arlington, VA
Loebig Chiropractic                       Rehabilitation Specialist            Great Falls, VA
Virginia Hospital Center                  Registered Nurse                     Arlington, VA
Inova Fairfax Hospital                    RN                                   Falls Church, VA
Capital Hospice                           Nurse                                Merrifield, VA
Good Samaritan Hospital                   R.N.                                 LA, CA
Inova Fairfax Hospital                    RN II Labor & Delivery               Falls Church, VA
Washington Hospital Center                Clinial Nurse                        Washington, DC
George Washington University              Registered Nurse                     Washington D.C.
Hospital
Virginia Hospital Center                  Emergency Department Staff RN        Arlington, VA 22207
Johns Hopkins Hospital                    Registered Nurse                     Baltimore, MD


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Educational Experiences since Graduation
                                                                2003-04 Alumni               2007-08 Alumni
                                                             Valid N      Percent         Valid N      Percent

Have you pursued further education since completing your degree at Marymount University?
Yes                                                           47         56.6            43               36.4
No                                                            36         43.4            75               63.6

If you are working toward or have completed another degree, please indicate your level of degree.
Associates                                                     3             3.6             1            0.8
Bachelors                                                        2           2.4             3            2.5
Masters                                                          29          34.9            29           24.6
Doctorate                                                        2            2.4            3            2.5
Professional                                                     2            2.4            2            1.7
Other                                                            6            7.2            1            0.8

If you are working toward or have completed another college degree(s), please indicate your Major of Field of
Study:

Arts and Sciences

 Degree               Major                                               School
                      Certificate in Homeland Security Studies            Texas A&M University - Bush School of
                                                                          Government and Public Service
 Masters              Medieval History                                    Catholic University
 Masters              Nat. Security Studies                               Institute of World Politics
 Masters              Library Science                                     Cath Univ Amer
 Masters              B.S. in Mass Media and Communications               Lynn University
 Masters              Historical Preservation                             Texas Tech University
 Masters              Arts Management                                     George Mason
 Doctorate            Pharmacy                                            VCU
 Professional         Accounting                                          NOVA
 Professional         Law                                                 University of Balitmore
 Other: Audited       classical literature                                Marymount University
 two courses

Business Administration

 Degree               Major                                               School
 Associates           Culinary                                            California Culinary Academy
 Associates           Accounting                                          NVCC
 Masters              Legal Admin                                         Marymount University
 Masters              Information Systems                                 Marymount University
 Masters              MBA                                                 University Of North Texas

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 Degree               Major                                             School
 Masters              MBA                                               Marymount University
 Masters              Public Administration                             Louisiana State Univ.
 Masters              International Mgmt: MBA                           UMUC
 Masters              Journalism (Public Policy)                        American University
 Other                Certified Government Financial Manager
 Other -              Information Technology                            Marymount University
 Certificate

Education and Human Services

 Degree               Major                                            School
 Masters              MA. History                                      George Mason University
 Masters              Social Work                                      Catholic University
 Masters              Forensic Psychology                              Marymount University
 Masters              Speech Language Patholofy                        Loyola College in Maryland
 Masters              Counseling                                       Maryville University
 Masters              Public Policy                                    George Mason University
 Masters              MBA                                              Stockholm University
 Masters              Education (Completed) / Literacy Sp. (Not        George Mason University
                      completed)
 Masters              Education                                        GMU
 Masters              Pastoral Counseling/ Licensure(2009)             Marymount 2007
 Doctorate            Physical Therapy                                 Simmons College
 Other - MA,          Criminal Justice & Criminology (completed),      Sam Houston State University, University
 MSC, & Ph.D          Investigative Psychology (completed), Criminal   of Liverpool, Old Dominion University
                      Justice & Criminology
 Other - MD                                                            Kasturba Medical College
 Other –              Intelligence Operations                          Cochise College
 Working
 towards

Health Professions

 Degree               Major                                            School
 Associates           PTA                                              NVCC
 Bachelors            BSN                                              University of Phoenix
 Bachelors            Nursing                                          Marymount University
 Masters              MSN                                              University of Houston
 Masters              Health Promotion Management                      Marymount University
 Masters              Nursing                                          University of Nevada, Las Vegas
 Masters              MBA                                              University of MD
 Masters              Nurse Practicitioner                             Old Dominion University

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Professional Engagement:
Please indicate your participation in:

                                                  I have          I am currently         I plan to       I have not
2003-04 Alumni                 Valid N         participated        participating       participated     participated
AmeriCorps                       64                 0.0                 0.0                 0.0             100.0
Peace Corps                      65                 0.0                 0.0                1.5             98.5
2007-08 Alumni
AmeriCorps                       97                  1.0                1.0                0.0             97.9
Peace Corps                      94                  0.0                0.0                5.3             94.7


Professional Certifications:

Arts and Sciences

 Leadership Program (Hala Foundation) ; Digital Filmmaking Certified from Travel Channel
 1/2 NCIDQ exam
 Surveyor-in-Training
 NCIDQ
 Paralegal Certificate from Marymount
 IATA (International Airlines Travel Agent) Certified, ; ARC (Airline Reporting Commission) certified
 Life and Health Insurance License, MD, VA, DC, NY
 Professional in Human Resources
 B.A.
 ABA Paralegal Certification

Business Administration

 Certified Mastectomy Fitter
 Associates Culinary Arts
 A+ Certification (CompTIA)
 Oracle Certification
 License series 6 & 63
 Paralegal Certificate
 Associate Certification in Project Management, Contracting Officer's Representative Certification


Education and Human Services

 Life Crisis Professional (CW) ; Qualified Developmental Disability Professional (QDDP)
 Teaching License Prek-3
 Masters degree in special education
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), VA


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 lead teacher in NC through the NC Dept. of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development.
 Professional Teaching License
 CPR & 1st Aid
 Handle with care Certification ; First Aide Certification ; CPR Certification

Health Professions

 BC - Med/Surg Nursing (ANCC) ONS - Chemotherapy course
 Medical-Surgical Nursing Certificate
 CHES Group exercise Personal training
 CCRN, PCCN, PLNC
 Lincensed PTA-VA, DC
 TNCC,
 RN
 PICC Line Certification
 CPR/BIS ACLS
 Certification of Emergency Nursing
 FNP-C, RN
 registered nurse forensic nurse certification
 BLS, ACLS, PALS
 BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, WEM-PRO, Stroke
 ACLS, PALS, BLS
 RN
 ACLS BCLS PALS
 RN, BSN
 Registered Nurse
 Nursing License
 Maryland-licensed Registered Nurse
 ACLS BLS
 NSCA - Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
 Registered Nurse License
 Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Administration PEARS
 RN
 Certified Shoulder and Hand Rehabilitation Specialist
 ALCS, BLS
 CEN
 R.N.
 ACLS
 Registered Nurse CPR, ACLS, and PALS Certified
 RN, CPR certification




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Professional Associations:

Arts and Sciences

 Allied ASID
 Kappa Epsilon, Rho Chi
 SAA (Archivist)
 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) - Current Louisiana Sports Writers Association - Former
 Young Professionals in Energy Texas Society of Professional Surveyors
 Phi Delta Phi, Maryland State Bar Association
 International Club, MSA, Graphic design club
 IATA (International Airlines Travel Agent) Certified.   ARC (Airline Reporting Commission) certified
 I am a member of the student body club of Naturopathic Doctors at my medical school.
 NAIFA, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers/GWAHU, Greater Washington Health Underwriters
 American Physical Therapy Association
 American College of Physicians
 ASID
 ASID
 SHRM World at Work
 GWFCC
 The Ivymount School Inc
 ASID, IIDA

Business Administration

 PMI ISACA
 Association of Government Accountants
 ANTAD (Mexico City), Greoues (Brazil), OSEA (Columbia)
 ASAE American Marketing Association
 PRSA
 American Society of Magazine Editors Society for Professional Journalists
 MU's Alumni Association
 International Association of Privacy Professionals American Society of Access Professionals

Education and Human Services


 Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG), American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) membership in progress,
 Former member of ACJS & SWACJ.
 Free Prince Hall Masons
 ACA, Delta Epsilon Sigma
 APTA
 NEA
 PSI CHI


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 national student clearinghouse
 PED (Philanthropic Educational Organization)
 Psi Chi APA Division5
 Fraternal Order of Police
 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 7th Day Pentecostal Church
 SVEA
 APA; CDA; FMHAC; IACFP

Health Professions

 ONS
 ACCN Sigma Theta Tau
 APTA
 ONS
 AANP, VCNP
 ENA, ANA
 Eta Alpha - Sigma Theta Tau
 SNA, WOCN
 Association of Critical Care Nurses
 National Strength & Conditioning Association
 Sigma Theta Tau International
 Honor Society of Nuring Sigma Theta Tau
 American Massage Therapy Association, Fairfax County Emergency Medical Corps.
 ASPAN and VSPAN member VHC PACU education committee Arlington Free Clinic Volunteer
 ENA, Sigma Theta Tau
 Sigma Theta Tau
 ENA
 Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Society, Delta Gamma Baltimore Alumni, University of Richmond Alumni Association




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Alumni Relations
Please indicate the choice that best describes your experience with each of the following:


                                                      Used;      Used; but                    Not used;
                                            Valid    will use     will not    Not used;          not       Not
2003-04 Alumni                               N        again      use again    interested     interested   aware
The Marymount Alumni Association             81        9.9          0.0          22.2           49.4       18.5
The Office of Alumni Relations at
Marymount                                     80       13.8         0.0          33.8          45.0        7.5
The Office of Development at
Marymount                                     79        7.6         0.0          22.8          44.3       25.3
Printed publications about Marymount
happenings                                    80       42.5         5.0          13.8          28.8       10.0
E-mail publications about Marymount
happenings                                    80       42.5         3.8          11.3          28.8       13.8
Alumni website showcasing Marymount
and its alumni                                80       28.8         3.8          21.3          26.3       20.0
Inform Marymount and alumni about my
life via Class Notes                          79       12.7         1.3          17.7          43.0       25.3
Secure web based directory to re-
connect with fellow alumni                    79       8.9          1.3          32.9          32.9       24.1
Life-time Marymount e-mail accounts           80       23.8         1.3          17.5          41.3       16.3
Geico car insurance discounts                 79       20.3         5.1          12.7          38.0       24.1
Kaplan test preparation and admissions
educational discounts                         80        5.0         1.3          15.0          38.8       40.0
Bank of America Marymount affinity
credit card                                   79        1.3         1.3          13.9          51.9       31.6
Orion Worldwide Travel European
Odyssey Tour                                  80        2.5         0.0          22.5          38.8       36.3
Marymount on-campus bookstore
discount                                      80        8.8         1.3          22.5          32.5       35.0
Marymount alumni ID card for campus
library use                                   79       10.1         1.3          26.6          24.1       38.0
Marymount LinkedIn groups                     80       6.3          0.0          12.5          40.0       41.3
Marymount Reunion                             79       10.1         0.0          29.1          40.5       20.3
Marymount Homecoming                          79       13.9         0.0          24.1          45.6       16.5
Marymount Facebook Groups                     78       21.8         3.8          16.7          34.6       23.1
Opportunities to support Marymount
with my time                                  80       13.8         0.0          28.8          37.5       20.0
Opportunities to support Marymount
financially                                   79       16.5         2.5          20.3          49.4       11.4
Marymount sponsored regional alumni
events                                        79        6.3         0.0          27.8          44.3       21.5
Marymount sponsored alumni affinity
networks (ie Black Alumni Network,
Lacrosse Alumni Network, Fashion
Alumni Network, etc)                          80        7.5         0.0          20.0          47.5       25.0




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                                                    Used;     Used; but                 Not used;
                                          Valid    will use    will not   Not used;        not       Not
                                           N        again     use again   interested   interested   aware
2007-08 Alumni
The Marymount Alumni Association           112       7.1         0.9        33.9         27.7       30.4
The Office of Alumni Relations at
Marymount                                  112       9.8         0.9        40.2         27.7       21.4
The Office of Development at
Marymount                                  109       9.2         2.8        32.1         29.4       26.6
Printed publications about Marymount
happenings                                 113      27.4         3.5        23.9         30.1       15.0
E-mail publications about Marymount
happenings                                 113      23.9         1.8        27.4         28.3       18.6
Alumni website showcasing Marymount
and its alumni                             112      16.1         5.4        33.0         23.2       22.3
   Inform Marymount and alumni about
my life via Class Notes                    112       4.5         1.8        25.9         32.1       35.7
Secure web based directory to re-
connect with fellow alumni                 111      7.2          0.9        34.2         26.1       31.5
Life-time Marymount e-mail accounts        112      25.9         3.6        25.9         26.8       17.9
Geico car insurance discounts
                                           112       5.4         0.9        26.8         36.6       30.4
Kaplan test preparation and admissions
educational discounts                      108       5.6         1.9        32.4         28.7       31.5
Bank of America Marymount affinity
credit card                                113       0.0         0.0        27.4         37.2       35.4
Orion Worldwide Travel European
Odyssey Tour                               112       1.8         0.0        31.3         33.0       33.9
Marymount on-campus bookstore
discount                                   113       8.8         7.1        30.1         23.9       30.1
Marymount alumni ID card for campus
library use                                114      7.9          4.4        34.2         30.2       33.3
Marymount LinkedIn groups                  112      3.6          0.9        29.5         29.5       36.6
Marymount Reunion                          112      6.3          0.9        44.6         21.4       26.8
Marymount Homecoming                       112      8.0          0.9        36.6         33.9       20.5
Marymount Facebook Groups                  112      26.8         0.9        30.4         25.0       17.0
Opportunities to support Marymount
with my time                               113       7.1         1.8        37.2         31.0       23.0
Opportunities to support Marymount
financially                                111       9.9         0.9        30.6         43.2       15.3
Marymount sponsored regional alumni
events                                     112       6.3         0.9        39.3         26.8       26.8
Marymount sponsored alumni affinity
networks (ie Black Alumni Network,
Lacrosse Alumni Network, Fashion
Alumni Network, etc)                       111       7.2         0.0        29.7         34.2       28.8




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Graduates
Student Demographic Data                                               Numbers may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
                                                                  2003-04 Alumni                2007-08 Alumni
                                                                Valid N    Percent            Valid N     Percent

What degree did you receive?
Certificate                                                       4             3.5              -              -
Masters                                                          111            96.5            124            82.1
Doctorate                                                         -              -              27             17.9

What school did you belong to?
Arts and Sciences                                                8              7.0               3            2.0
Business Administration                                          51             44.3             46            30.5
Education and Human Services                                     47             40.9             62            41.1
Health Performance                                               9              7.8              40            26.5

At which location did you take the majority of your classes?
Main Campus                                                       47            40.9             37            24.5
Ballston Center                                                   60            52.2             93            61.6
Loudoun Academic Center                                           4             3.5               -             -
Other                                                             3             2.6              18            11.9

What was your primary enrollment status?
Full Time                                                         62            54.4            64             43.8
Part Time                                                         52            45.6            82             56.2

Which of the following statements describes your start at MU?

 MU was the first college or university I have attended           5              4.3             4             2.7
 I transferred into MU from a community college or four-
 year college or university                                       6              5.2             1             0.7
 I earned a degree from another college or university prior
 to enrolling at MU                                              104             90.4           144            96.6

Were you employed, while attending classes?
Full Time                                                         65             57.5           101            67.6
Part Time                                                         18             15.9            21            14.0
Varied by semester                                                14             12.4            16            10.7
Not Employed                                                      16             14.2            12            8.0

How many years did you live on campus?
Never lived on campus                                            111             96.5           147           98.0
Less than one year                                                1              0.9             1            0.7
1 to 2 years                                                      2              1.7             -             -
3 to 4 years                                                      1              0.9             2            1.3




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Major                                              2003-04 Alumni     2007-08 Alumni
                                                       Valid N            Valid N
Arts & Sciences
Interior Design                                          1                  3
Literature & Language                                    5                  -

Business Administration
Business Administration                                 16                 25
Business Technologies                                   6                  1
Computer Science                                        2
Health Care Management                                  3                   6
Human Resource Management                               8                   6
Human Performance Systems                               2                   -
Information Management                                  6                   1
Information Systems                                      -                  1
Information Technology                                   -                  1
Instruction Design                                      1                   -
Leading & Managing Change                               1                   -
Legal Administration                                    2                   1
Management                                              1                   1
Organization, Leadership, & Innovation                  3                   -
Organizational Leadership                               2                   -

Education & Human Services
Education: Professional Study                            -                 2
Elementary Education                                    11                 12
Secondary Education                                     1                  2
English as a Second Language                            2                  3
Learning Disabilities                                   3                  3
Catholic School Leadership                              3                  7
Community Counseling                                     -                 10
Counseling Psychology                                   3                   -
Forensic Psychology                                     14                 17
Forensic/Community Psychology                           1                   -
School Counseling                                       8                  5
Psychological Service Counseling                        1                   -


School of Health Professions
Health Promotion Management                              4                 9
Nursing                                                  1                  -
Nursing Administration                                   -                 2
Nursing: Critical Care                                   -                 1
Nursing: Primary Care                                    -                 1
Physical Therapy                                         4                 27




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The Marymount Experience:

From your experience at MU, how would you rate the following?

                                                                               Needs
                                                                               to be
2003-04 Alumni                                 Valid N        Poor           Improved         Adequate       Good    Excellent
  Overall experience                            115            0.0              0.9              4.3         55.7      39.1
  Academic quality                              115            0.0              0.9              7.8         57.4      33.9
  Major department or academic program          115            0.0              0.9              5.2         48.7      45.2
  Academic advising                             114            0.9              8.8             28.1         33.3      28.9
  Marymount’s academic reputation               115            0.0              2.6             16.5         53.0      27.8
  Library and Learning Services                 111            0.0              7.2             24.3         45.9      22.5
2007-08 Alumni
    Overall experience                          150           0.7                2.0             11.3        51.3       34.7
  Academic quality                              150           0.7                3.3             8.7         43.3       44.0
  Major department or academic program          150           0.7                2.7             8.7         37.3       50.7
  Academic advising                             148           4.1                8.8             14.2        41.2       31.8
  Marymount’s academic reputation               150           0.7                4.7             14.7        54.0       26.0
  Library and Learning Resources                148           0.7                2.7             20.9        52.0       23.6




Please indicate how much your Marymount educations contributed to the development of:


                                                                                                                    To a great
2003-04 Alumni                                      Valid N         Not at all         Very little      Somewhat     extent
Interest in life-long learning                       115              2.6                73.0             45.2         45.2
Awareness of global issues                           114              5.2                27.8             46.1         20.0
Self-confidence                                      114              3.5                 9.6             48.7         37.4
Openness to new experiences                          114              3.5                10.4             49.6         35.7
Interest in cultures different from your own         115              7.0                21.7             47.0         24.3
Leadership                                           115              1.7                13.0             44.3         40.9

2007-08 Alumni
Interest in life-long learning                        150              2.0                4.0             47.7        45.7
Awareness of global issues                            149              5.3                23.8            43.0        26.5
Self-confidence                                       150              4.6                9.9             46.4        38.4
Openness to new experiences                           149              1.3                15.2            39.7        42.4
Interest in cultures different from your own          149              8.6                25.2            39.1        25.8
Leadership                                            148              1.3                15.9            45.7        35.1




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     For each of the following skills, please indicate how well you believe your education prepared you to:

                                                                                     Needs
                                                                 Valid               to be
2003-04 Alumni                                                    N       Poor     Improved      Adequate     Good    Excellent
Find a job in your field                                         115       2.6        5.2          14.8       34.8      42.6
Succeed in a job in your field                                   108       0.9        0.9          12.0       41.7      44.4
Attain a promotion within your existing employment situation     113       1.7        4.3          25.2       35.7      31.3
Pursue more education in your field                              112       1.8        3.6          22.3       40.2      32.1
Conduct research to support a position                           112       0.9        4.5          19.6       50.9      24.1
Develop a coherent written argument                              113       0.0        1.8          23.9       46.0      28.3
Deliver a coherent oral presentation                             113       0.0        1.8          14.2       48.7      35.4
Use quantitative/qualitative techniques within your
professional field                                                113      0.0         4.4          17.7      48.7      29.2
Determine the most ethically appropriate response to a
situation                                                         113      0.0         0.0          13.0      43.5      41.7
Understand the major ethical dilemmas in your field               113      0.0         0.9          16.8      41.6      40.7
Work as part of an effective team                                 114      0.0         0.0          15.7      46.1      37.4
Lead a team                                                       114      0.0         2.6          18.4      48.2      30.7
Manage time effectively                                           113      1.8         2.7          14.2      43.4      38.1
Use technology effectively in a workplace environment             114      0.9         6.1          22.8      41.2      28.9
Apply knowledge and skills to new situations                      114      0.0         0.0          14.9      52.6      33.3
Solve problems in your field using your knowledge and skills      114      0.0         0.0          14.0      52.6      33.3
Find appropriate sources of information                           113      0.0         0.0          17.7      48.7      33.6
Evaluate the quality of information (e.g. scholarly articles,
newspapers)                                                       112      0.9         2.6          17.9      43.8      34.8

2007-08 Alumni
Find a job in your field                                          147      2.7         8.8          17.0      38.1      33.3
Succeed in a job in your field                                    141      0.7         2.8          17.7      44.7      34.0
Attain a promotion within your existing employment situation      144      2.1         8.3          25.0      430.1     21.5
Pursue more education in your field                               148      2.0         1.4          18.9      45.9      31.8
Conduct research to support a position                            148      2.7         4.1          27.0      37.8      28.4
Develop a coherent written argument                               146      1.4         3.4          24.7      43.8      26.7
Deliver a coherent oral presentation                              147      0.7         1.4          23.8      40.1      34.0
Use quantitative/qualitative techniques within your
professional field                                                150      1.3         2.7          25.3      42.7      28.0
Determine the most ethically appropriate response to a
situation                                                         150      1.3         4.7          17.3      39.3      37.3
Understand the major ethical dilemmas in your field               148      0.7         5.4          18.9      38.5      36.5
Work as part of an effective team                                 147      1.4         2.0          16.3      39.5      40.8
Lead a team                                                       148      1.4         2.7          23.6      36.5      35.8
Manage time effectively                                           149      0.7         4.0          22.8      37.6      34.9
Use technology effectively in a workplace environment             150      0.7         6.0          24.7      45.3      23.3
Apply knowledge and skills to new situations                      149      0.7         0.7          19.5      41.6      37.6
Solve problems in your field using your knowledge and skills      149      0.7         1.3          17.4      43.6      36.9
Find appropriate sources of information                           148      0.0         1.4         16.2       44.6      37.8
Evaluate the quality of information (e.g. scholarly articles,
newspapers)                                                       150      0.7         2.7          13.3      48.0      35.3




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Please indicate if you participated in or used the following while attending MU. If yes, evaluate its impact on
your personal or professional growth and development.

                                                                   2003-04 Alumni                 2007-08 Alumni
                                                         Valid N        No        Yes     Valid N       No       Yes
MU spiritual development activities                       115              89.6      10.4       148       94.7       3.3
MU service opportunities                                  115              86.1      13.9       149       89.4       9.3
Student clubs                                             114              87.0      12.2       148       90.1       7.9
Cultural activities                                       114              87.8      11.3       149       94.0       4.6
Intercollegiate athletics                                 115              96.5       3.5       149       97.4       1.3
Intramural athletics                                      115              99.1       0.9       149       96.7       1.3
Study abroad program                                      114              96.5       2.6       148       94.7       3.3
Internship/Clinical/Practicum/Student Teaching            115              67.0      33.0       148       68.9      29.1
Career Center                                             114              60.0      39.1       147       68.2      29.1
Independent Research Projects                             115              59.1      40.9       148       57.0      41.1




Please indicate how strongly you agree with each of the following statements.


                                                                Strongly                  No                      Strongly
2003-04 Alumni                                      Valid N      Agree        Agree     Opinion     Disagree      Disagree
I am in contact with friends and fellow students
from Marymount                                        114           13.2      31.6        13.2        21.9          20.2
I am still in touch with faculty and advisors         115           11.3      19.1        11.3        37.4          20.9
I feel connected to Marymount                         115           9.6       42.6        15.7        22.6          9.6
I am well informed about activities for alumni        115           17.4      51.3        16.5        13.9          0.9
I am interested in remaining involved with
Marymount                                            115            10.4      47.0        35.7         6.1          0.9
I would consider supporting Marymount
University                                           115            8.7       44.3        37.3         8.7          0.9
2007-08 Alumni
I am in contact with friends and fellow students
from Marymount                                        149           22.8      40.3        10.1        16.8          10.1
I am still in touch with faculty and advisors         150           8.0       35.3        16.7        28.7          11.3
I feel connected to Marymount                         150           6.7       37.3        26.0        22.7          7.3
I am well informed about activities for alumni        146           9.3       43.2        25.3        17.1          4.8
I am interested in remaining involved with
Marymount                                            149            10.1      43.0        36.2         8.7          2.0
I would consider supporting Marymount
University                                           149            6.7       39.6        40.3        10.1          3.4




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Occupational Experiences since Graduation from Marymount:
                                                                    2003-04 Alumni            2007-08 Alumni
                                                                 Valid N      Percent      Valid N     Percent

Relative to completing your degree, when did you find your first professional position?
Continued a position held while attending school                   49           43.0         74         49.3
Found new position prior to graduation                             26           22.8         28         18.7
0-3 months                                                         16           14.0         25         16.7
4-6 months                                                          9           7.9          12         8.0
7-12 months                                                         5           4.4          3          2.0
More than 12 months                                                 5           4.4          2          1.3
Have not yet entered professional position                          4           3.5          6          4.0

Was the position full-time?
        Yes                                                        97          91.5         129         92.1
        No                                                         9           8.5           11         7.9

Was this position related to your major or program at Marymount?
         Directly related                                       71             65.7         100         70.9
         Somewhat related                                       30             27.8          32         22.7
         Not related                                             7             6.5           9          6.4

Regardless, of your first professional position, what is your current employment status?
Employed full-time                                                    85        73.9        127         84.1
Employed part-time                                                    7          6.1         7          4.6
Not employed, seeking employment                                      2          1.7         2          1.3
Not employed, and not looking                                         5          4.3         0          0.0
Other: Please specify                                                 9          7.8         5          3.3

If currently employed, what is your salary range?
          Under $10,000                                            2           2.0           1           0.8
          $10,000 to $19,999                                       1           1.0           2           1.5
          $20,000 to $29,999                                       6           6.1           1           0.8
          $30,000 to $39,999                                       5           5.1           13          9.2
          $40,000 to $49,999                                       5           5.1           21          16.2
          $50,000 to $59,999                                       24          24.2          31          23.8
          $60,000 to $69,999                                       11          11.1          17          13.1
          $70,000 to $79,999                                       9           9.1           14          10.8
          $80,000 to $89,999                                       8           8.1           8           6.2
          $90,000 to $99,999                                       4           4.0           7           5.4
          $100,000 and above                                       24          24.2          16          12.3




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Current Employer, Job Title and Location by School

Arts and Sciences

Employer                                  Title                             Location
 CACI                                      Programmer analyst                Chantilly, VA
                                           Program Coordinator/Fulltime
 Community College of Baltimore County     Faculty of Interior Design        Baltimore, MD
 Federal Government                        Manager                           Washington, DC
 Lake Shore High School                    English teacher (10-12)           Evans, NY
 Northern Virginia Community College       Instructor of English             Annandale, VA
 Self-employed                             Designer                          McLean, VA
 PLDA                                      Interior Designer                 Baltimore, MD
 RTKL Associates Inc                       Staff Designer                    Washington, DC

Business Administration

 Employer                                 Title                              Location
 DRS                                     Finance Manager                     Herndon VA
 National Association for Sport and      Senior Manager for Professional
 Physical Education                      Services                            Reston, VA
 Angel.com Inc                           Director, Finance                   McLean, VA
 IBM                                     Storage Sales Executive             Bethesda, MD
 DR Partners Inc.                        President                           Lansdowne, VA
 Bank-Fund Staff FCU                     GM, Operations                      Washington, DC
 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
 Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)          Program Analyst                     Sterling, VA
 NFCU                                    investor reporting specialist       fairfax, va
 KeyBank                                 SVP, Virtual Banking                Cleveland, Ohio
 U.S Patent and Trademark Office         IT Specialist (Network)             Alexandria, Virginia
 CIA (former employer)                   Systems Engineer                    Washington, DC
 SERCO, Inc.                             Navy Manpower Analyst               Arlington, VA
 DOI / Minerals Management
 Service                                 HR Assistant                        Herndon, VA
 Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children     RN III                              Falls Church, VA
 Lockheed Martin                         Systems Engineer                    Herndon, VA
 Cobham                                  Manager of Plans and Programs       Arlington, VA
 LMI Government Consulting               Research Fellow                     McLean, VA
 CSC                                                                         Falls Church
 GTL Limited                             HR Manager                          PA
 Fairfax County Public Schools           Title I Math Specialist             Reston, VA
 Sparks, but working at Booz Allen       Receptionist                        Arlington, VA
 Sallie Mae                              Project Manager                     Reston, VA

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Employer                                Title                               Location
                                        Program Control (Finance)
Computer Sciences Corporation           Manager                             Alexandria, VA
MITRE                                   Systems Engineer                    McLean, VA
U.S. Dept of Treasury                   Compliance Analyst                  Washington, DC
ADNET Systems                           A. Business Manager                 Greenbelt, MD
DELTA Resources                         Analyst                             Arlington, VA
Level 3 Communications                  Sr Dir of Sales                     McLean, VA
US EPA                                  Contract Specialist                 Washington, DC
Homebuilder                             Senior Land Development Manager     Fairfax, VA
Signature Flight Support                Area HR Manager                     West Palm Beach, FL
Dept of the Treasury                    Senior Analyst                      Washington, DC
                                        Human Resources Coordinator         Fairfax, VA
Community Health Charities              VP for Administration and Finance   Alexandria, VA
Self employed/ WRSolutions              Principal                           Vienna, Va
Forest City Enterprises                 Senior Financial Analyst            Cleveland, OH
NRECA                                   Investment Advisor Representative   Arlington, VA
Robbins Russell Englert Orseck
Untereiner & Sauber LLP                 Legal Assistant                     Washington DC
US Postal Service                       Engineering Director                Merrifield, VA
Pullman Consulting Group                Owner                               Annandale, VA
Prince William County Public
Schools                                 Educator                            Woodbridge, VA
Fannie Mae                              Financial Analyst                   Washington, D.C.
Northrup Grumman                        Program Manager
Defense Information Systems
Agency                                  Program Analyst                     Arlington, VA
                                        Business Manager                    Alexandria, VA
Department of Defense                   Contracting Officer                 Bethesda MD
Northrop Grumman Corp                   Sr Export Control Rep               Washington, DC
LMC                                     System Engineer Principle           Fairfax, VA
Prefer not to disclose.                 Accountant                          Maryland
USG                                     Chief Network Security Division     Washington, DC
US Postal Service                       Stamp Dev. Specialist               Washington, DC
INC Research                            Clinical Team Leader                Regional (Based in VA)
CACI                                    Contract Analyst                    Fort Belvoir, VA
Bull & Associates, Inc                  Human Resources Director            Springfield, VA
                                        Contracts Administrator             Arlington, VA
Lockheed Martin Corporation             Business Unit Resource Manager      Fairfax, VA
J.P.Morgan                              Associate                           New York, NY


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 Employer                                Title                              Location
 Kaiser Permanente                       Sr Internal Auditor                Rockville, MD
 Montgomery County Government            Human Resource Specialist          Rockville, MD
                                         Software Engineer                  Washington, DC
                                         Director Human Resources for New
 Northrup Grumman                        Business Pursuits                  Chantilly, VA
 Amyx                                    Budget Analyst                     Alexandria VA
 Navy Federal Credit Union               Business Operations Analyst        Vienna VA
 Federal Government                      Financial Management Analyst       Washington, DC
 Beveridge & Diamond, PC                 Controller                         Washington, DC
 Freddie Mac                             Senior Project Manager             Mclean, VA
 Wilmer Hale                             Litigation Support Specialist      Washington, DC
                                         Medical Admin Officer; Division
 US Navy                                 Officer                            Norfolk, VA
 Velocity Systems                        CFO                                Dulles, VA
 atfa, inc.                              Program Director                   Fairfax, VA
 World Bank                              Marketing Officer                  Washington, DC
 TS Alliance                             Controller                         Silver Spring, MD
 Securities & Exchange Commission        Program Analyst                    Washington, DC
 US Navy                                 Healthcare Administrator           Currently in Guam
                                         HR Systems Specialist

Education and Human Services

 Employer                                 Title                             Location
                                          Business Manager                  Alexandria, VA
                                          Contracts Administrator           Arlington, VA
                                          Software Engineer                 Washington, DC
                                          HR Systems Specialist
 All Saints Catholic School               Teacher                           Manassas VA
 Amyx                                     Budget Analyst                    Alexandria VA
 Arlington Public Schools                 Teacher                           Arlington, VA
 Arlington Public Schools                 School Counselor                  Arlington, VA
 Arlington Public Schools                 Teacher                           Arlington, VA
 ARlington Public Schools                 4th Grade Teacher                 Arlington, VA
 atfa, inc.                               Program Director                  Fairfax, VA
 Beacon Behavioral Health                 Therapist                         Baton Rogue, LA
 Belmont Public Schools                   4th Grade Teacher                 Blemont, MA
 Beveridge & Diamond, PC                  Controller                        Washington, DC
 Bishop O'Connell H.S.                    Teacher                           Arlington, VA
 Bishop O'Connell HS                      School Counselor                  Arlington,
 Bull & Associates, Inc                   Human Resources Director          Springfield, VA


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Employer                                 Title                                       Location
CACI                                     Contract Analyst                            Fort Belvoir, VA
CACI / USDOJ                             Investigator                                Washington, DC
Center for Children                      Functional Family Therapist                 La Plata, MD
City of Alexandria - Dept of Human       Certified Information & Referral Intake
Services                                 Specialist                                  Alexandria, VA
Community Connections, Inc               Community Support Specialist                Washington, DC
Community Resources                      Program Manager                             Arlington, VA
Defense Information Systems Agency       Program Analyst                             Arlington, VA
Department of Defense                    Contracting Officer                         Bethesda MD
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE                    ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
EDUCATION ACTIVITY                       TEACHER                                     QUANTICO, VA
Department of Justice - FBI              Intelligence Analyst                        Washington, DC
Department of Justice- FBI               Intelligence Analyst                        Washington, DC
Fairfax County Public Schools            Teacher                                     Annandale, VA
Fairfax County, Alcohol and Drug Svc.    Substance Abuse Counselor II                Fairfax, VA
Fairfax Court Appointed Special
Advocates                                Supervisor                                  Fairfax, VA
Fannie Mae                               Financial Analyst                           Washington, D.C.
FCPS                                     2nd Grade Teacher                           Alexandria, VA
FCPS- Bailey's Elementary School                                                     Falls Church, VA
Federal Bureau of Investigation          Police Officer                              Washington, DC
Federal Government                       Financial Management Analyst                Washington, DC
Flint Hill School                        Learning Specialist (8th Grade)             Oakton, VA
Freddie Mac                              Senior Project Manager                      Mclean, VA
Gates, Hudson and Associates, Inc        Tenant Services Coordinator                 Arlington, VA
INC Research                             Clinical Team Leader                        Regional (Based in VA)
J.P.Morgan                               Associate                                   New York, NY
Jefferson County Public Schools/Sylvan
Learning Center                          Teacher/Teacher                             Littleton, CO/Denver, CO
Jewel Therapy Service Inc                Physical Therapist                          Washington DC
Kaiser Permanente                        Sr Internal Auditor                         Rockville, MD
LMC                                      System Engineer Principle                   Fairfax, VA
Lockheed Martin Corporation              Business Unit Resource Manager              Fairfax, VA
Loudon County Public Schools             Teacher                                     Sterling, VA
Loudoun Co Public Schools                Teacher                                     Ashburn, VA
Loudoun County Mental Health             Substance Abuse Clinician                   Sterling, VA
Manassas City School                     Elementary School Counselor                 Manassas, VA
Michigan State University                Educator                                    Paw Paw, MI
Montgomery County Government             Human Resource Specialist                   Rockville, MD
Navy Federal Credit Union                Business Operations Analyst                 Vienna VA
Northrop Grumman Corp                    Sr Export Control Rep                       Washington, DC
Occam Solutions, Inc                     Director                                    Annandale, VA
Pentagon Force Protection Agency         Police Officer                              Washington, DC


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Employer                                  Title                                      Location
                                          Director Human Resources for New
Northrup Grumman                          Business Pursuits                          Chantilly, VA
Pathway Homes Inc                         Mental Health Counselor II                 Fairfax, VA
PG Correctional Cneter                    Mental health Counselor                    Upper Marlboro, MD
PLDA                                      Interior Designer                          Baltimore, MD
Prefer not to disclose.                   Accountant                                 Maryland
Prince William Co Public Schools          4th grade teacher                          Bristow, VA
Prince William Co. Community Services     Mental Health Therapist II / Discharge
Board                                     Planner                                    Manassas, VA
Prince William County Public Schools      Educator                                   Woodbridge, VA
Prince William County Public Schools      Special Education Teacher                  Triangle, VA
Prince William County Schools             Special Education Teacher                  Woodbridge, VA
Public House Investments                  Manager                                    New York, NY
Pullman Consulting Group                  Owner                                      Annandale, VA
Rappahannock Area Community
Services Board                            Emergency Services Therapist               Fredricksburg,VA
RTKL Associates Inc                       Staff Designer                             Washington, DC
S. Gila Co. College Prep Academy          Magnet Teacher                             Globe, AZ
Securities & Exchange Commission          Program Analyst                            Washington, DC
Self-employed                             Designer                                   McLean, VA
Sodexo                                    Patient Ambassador                         Washington DC
                                          Director of Continuing Education and
Sports Physical Therapy Institute         Research                                   New Brunswick, NJ 08902
St. Rose of Lima Church                   Adult Faith Formation Director             Gaithersburg, MD
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School         Principal                                  Oak Hill, WV
The National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children                        Staff Analyst                              Alexandria, VA
TS Alliance                               Controller                                 Silver Spring, MD
U.S. Dept of Transportation - Office of
Inspector General                         Analyst - Aviation Safety Audits           Atlanta, GA
                                          Assistant to the Director of the Health
University of Balamand, Lebanon           Promotion Program                          Ashrafieh, Beirut
US Army                                   RN
US Navy                                   Medical Admin Officer; Division Officer    Norfolk, VA
US Navy                                   Healthcare Administrator                   Currently in Guam
US Postal Service                         Stamp Dev. Specialist                      Washington, DC
USG                                       Chief Network Security Division            Washington, DC
Velocity Systems                          CFO                                        Dulles, VA
Wilmer Hale                               Litigation Support Specialist              Washington, DC
Winchester Dept of Social Services        Social Worker 1                            Winchester VA
World Bank                                Marketing Officer                          Washington, DC
World Bank                                Project Analyst                            Washington, DC



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Health Professions

 Employer                                  Title                                    Location
 NEOCAP                                    Case Manager                             Warren, OH
 Arlington Public Schools                  Teacher
 AthletiCo                                 Physical Therapist                       Chicago, IL
 Back in Motion Physical Therapy           Physical Therapist                       Lorton, VA
 CLEVELAND CLINIC                          CLINICAL MANAGER                         CLEVELAND, OHIO
 Commonwealth Orthopaedics &
 Rehabilitation                            Physical Therapist                       Reston, VA
 CR Associates                             DPT Supervisor Physical Therapy Dept     Fairfax, VA
 Creekside Home Health and Hospice         Physical Therapist                       Pocatello, Idaho
 Department of Health & Human
 Services                                  Nurse Practioner                         Bethesda, MD
 Excel Rehab                               Physical Therapist                       Fairfax, VA
 Fairfax Co. Public Schools                Physical Therapist                       Falls Church, VA
 Fairfax County Public School              Teacher                                  Chantilly, VA
 Fairfax County Public School              School Counselor                         Alexandria, Virginia
 Fairfax County Public Schools             Teacher                                  Falls Church, VA
 Fairfax County Public Schools             5th grade teacher                        Herndon, VA
 FCPS                                      Teacher                                  Alexandria, VA
 Fitness Together
 Georgetown University                     Health Educator/ Adjunct Professor       Washington, DC 20057
 HMH                                       Director of Rehab, PT                    Nashville, AR
 Imagine Physical Therapy                  Physical Therapist                       Charleston, SC
 INOVA Health System                       Physical Therapist                       Alexandria, VA
 Jackson Clinic                            PT                                       Alexandria, VA
                                           Teacher - 5th History & Math, swim
 Loudon County Public Schools              coach                                    Leesburg, VA
 McCullough - Hyde Memorial Hospital       Physical Therapist                       Oxford, OH
 Mt Carmel/Trinity Health                  Physical Therapist                       Westerville, Ohio
 National Institutes of Health             Recreation Therapist                     Bethesda, Md
 National Rehabilitation Hospital          Resource Physical Therapist              Washington, DC
 occumed                                   physical therapist                       Garland, Texas
 OMV Medical Inc                           Director of Nursing                      Takoma Park, MD/Washington, DC
 Orlando Health                            Physical Therapist                       Orlando, Florida
 RVRC                                      Physical Therapist                       Springfield, VA
 select rehab                              director of rehab                        salisbury md
 Self                                      Dpt Owner                                Arlington, VA
 Employer                                  Title                                    Location
 Southern Maryland Hospital Center         Dietitian & Nutrition Educator           Clinton, MD
 Sports & Orthopaedic Therapy Services     Physical Therapist & Marketing           Kensington, MD


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                                           Coordinator
St .Leo the Great Church                   Director of Religious Education     Amherst, NY
susan b. allen memorial hospital           PT/ATC                              ElDorado Kansas
Union Hospital                             Staff Physical Therapist            Dover, OH
Veteans Affairs                            Physical Therapist
Virgina Hospital Center/ NVCC & GW
hospital                                   Contractor/ instructor              Arlington, VA/ Washington, DC
Virginia Hospital Center                   PT                                  Arlington, VA
                                           Occupational Therapist Diabetes
Virginia Hospital Center, NCBA             Educator/ Programatic Liasion       Arlington, VA/ Washington, DC
Washington Hospital Center                 Clinical Specialist                 Washington, DC
Well Point                                 Call Center Analyst                 Alexandria, VA




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Educational Experiences since Graduation
                                                                2003-04 Alumni               2007-08 Alumni
                                                             Valid N      Percent         Valid N      Percent

Have you pursued further education since completing your degree at Marymount University?
Yes                                                           32         27.8            33                22.1
No                                                            83         72.2           116                77.9

If you are working toward or have completed another degree, please indicate your level of degree.
Associates                                                     1             4.3             0            0.0
Bachelors                                                      2             8.7             3            13.6
Masters                                                        5            21.7             0            0.0
Doctorate                                                      6            26.1             5            22.7
Professional                                                   6            26.1             4            18.2
Other                                                          3            13.0            10            45.5


If you are working toward or have completed another college degree(s), please indicate your Major of Field of
Study:

Arts and Sciences

 Degree             Major                                                 School
 Masters            Education                                             MU
 Professional       Administrative                                        Mercy College

Business Administration

 Degree             Major                                                 School
 Bachelors          BSN                                                   Shenandoah University
 Masters            Forensic Psychology                                   Argosy University
 Masters            Education, ESOL                                       Marymount University
 Masters            LAW                                                   The GWU school of Law
 Doctorate          Law (JD)                                              University of Balitmore
 Doctorate          Bus. Education                                        Capella University
 Professional       Leadership Coaching Certif.                           Georgetown
 Professional       Mechanical Engineering                                George Washington University
 Professional       Education                                             Reg---s University
 Professional       CAPM                                                  Project Management Institute
 Professional       HR                                                    SHRM-Professional Recertification
 Professional       CFA & PMP
 Certificates
 CFA                Finance                                               CFA
 Certificate        Project Management                                    UMUC


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 Degree               Major                                   School
 Professional In      PHR                                     George Mason
 Human
 Resources
 Certificate
 Graduate             Program Management                      Villanova University
 Certificate
 Certification in     Human Resources                         World at Work, SHRM
 HR

Education and Human Services

 Degree                Major                                  School
 Associates            Nursing                                Howard Community College
 Bachelors             Nursing                                Duke University
 Bachelors             Psychology                             East Carolina
 Masters               Community Counseling                   Marymount
 Doctorate             Education                              Coursework @ several
 Doctorate             Ed Leadership & Policy Studies         GWU
 Doctorate             Criminal Justice/Forensic Psychology   Graduate Center-CUNY
 Doctorate             Clinical Psychology                    American University
 Doctorate             Clinical Psychology                    Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
 Professional          Education                              Grand Canyon University
 Professional          Gifted Ed.                             Univ of Virginia
 Professional          Prof. Studies                          GMU & VA Tech
 Other                 Continued Ed Courses
 Certificate           Literacy                               George Mason University
 License                                                      MU
 Masters plus 15       Counseling                             University of Vaverne (home study)
 Advanced
 Masters               Reading Specialist
 Professional
 Development

Health Professions

 Degree               Major                                   School
 Bachelors            Dietetics                               University of Maryland
 Bachelors            Gerontology & Psychology                Towson University
 Doctorate            Physical Therapy                        Marymount University
 Doctorate            Nursing                                 University of Maryland Baltimore
 Doctorate            Transformative Studies                  California Institute for Integral Studies
 Doctorate            Human Sexuality                         Widener University

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Professional Engagement:
Please indicate your participation in:

                                                  I have            I am currently        I plan to     I have not
2003-04 Alumni                  Valid N        participated          participating      participated   participated
AmeriCorps                       101                2.0                   0.0                0.0           98.0
Peace Corps                      101                0.9                   0.0                0.9           98.0
2007-08 Alumni
AmeriCorps                        140               2.1                  0.0                2.1           95.8
Peace Corps                       138               0.0                  0.0                2.2           97.8



Professional Certifications:

Arts and Sciences

 LEED AP
 NCIDQ Certified
 NCIDQ, LEED AP
 NYS Coaching (7-12) NYS Social Studies (7-12) NYS English (7-12)

Business Administration

 Adobe Suite
 Attorney
 Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA)
 Certified Green Belt Certificate: Organizational Development
 Coaching, instructional design
 Compliance for Investment Advisers
 CPA
 CPA, RN
 DAU Contracts Level III
 DCAA, DCMA,
 Defense Acquistions University certification
 DEU Certification (HR Federal)
 ESOL Teaching Certification K-12
 FAC-C Level 1
 Life & Health Insurance License Certified Secondary Education License
 Microsoft MCSE Certified Information System Security Professional
 N/A
 None
 None.


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 Noone
 PALS
 Paralegal Certificate (also from Marymount University)
 PHR
 PHR
 PHR
 PHR
 PHR- Professional in Human Resources
 PMP
 Proj. Mgmt Professional
 Project Management Professional (PMP), SOA Associate Certification
 Project Mgmt Professional (PMP)
 Scrum Master
 Series 6,7,63,65
 SPHR, Change Management Certificate from Prosci

Education and Human Services

 Administrative Certificate for Pre Kindergarten to Adult Education for the State of WV Teacher for State of
 WV
 Arizona School Admin. Cert. & Teaching Cert
 CO Teaching License
 Distance Cred Counselor (forthcoming) DIsaster Mental Health
 Elementary Education K-6 with an endorsement in School Counseling (in Virginia), Certified Medication Aid
 FLETC graduate, several awards from FLETC
 Gifted and Talented
 Gifted Endorsement, ESOL Certification
 K-12 LD Special Ed
 K-6 VA Teacher License
 Licensed Professional counselor
 MaEd/LD, ED & MR
 Master in School Counseling NBC Certified Counselor
 MEd., M.A.
 National Certified Counselor Counselor Intern with La Board of LPC
 Nationally Certified Counselor
 Nationally Certified Counselor Prescreener Certified QMHP
 NBCC
 NBCC, pupil personnel license
 NCC
 NCC


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 None
 none
 NY State Permanent Teaching Certificate
 NYS Teaching Certificate in ESL VA Teaching Certificate in ESL and Government
 PA certification elementary ed. secondary ed. English social studies
 PK-6
 PK-6 Teaching License
 Post Professional Lisense Elementary Education Pk-6
 Postgraduate Professional License Endorsement(s)                  Specific Learning Disabilities K-12
 Elementary Education PreK-6 Middle Ed. 6-8: Mathematics Middle Ed. 6-8: Science
 Professional School Counselor, K-12, Virginia License
 Program Management
 PTSD Trainer
 State Teaching Certificate
 Teacher Licensure - Emotional Disability and Learning Disability
 Use of Montessori Techniques w/ Dementia Patients
 VA Professional Teaching License
 VA School Counseling Certification
 VA State K-12 Guidance DODEA K-12 Guidance
 VA Teacging License
 VA teachers license
 VA Teaching License
 VA Teaching License, Secondary History/Social Studies post-collegiate
 Virginia Teachers License
 Virginia Teaching Certificate NK-4 Basic Catechist Certification
 Virginia Teaching License PK-6
 Virginia Teaching License-K-12, Special Education
 Virginia Teaching PK-6

Health Professions

 1) Certification of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (Cert. MOT) 2)Certification of Manual Therapy
 (COMT)
 ACSM - HFS
 APTA certified Clinical Instructor
 APTA certified clinical instructor
 ATC
 BLS Instructor, ACLS Certified, NSTCP Certified
 BLS/CPR instructor, ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)
 Board Certified Physical Therapist
 CCRN CFRN

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 Certified Athletic Trainer, Credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis & Treatment
 Certified Clinical Instructor - APTA
 Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
 CHES
 CHES,
 CHES, CNS, Maryland Dietitian License
 Credentialed Clinical Instructor Certified Athletic Trainer
 Direct Access Cert (VA)
 DPT
 DPT/CLT - LANA, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Lymphedema Therapist
 Hospice and Palliative Nursing
 licensed physical therapist
 NCS CBIS
 None
 Orthopeadic clinical specialist
 PHYSICAL THERAPIST APTA BOARD CERTIFIED ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALIST
 Physical Therapy
 Physical Therapy License
 Polestar Pilates Practitioner
 PT license, District of Columbia
 VA, MD Board of Medicine, Certificate in Occupational Therapy

Professional Associations:

Arts and Sciences

 CCW
 IIDA
 ASID
 ASID
 NYSUT (New York Teachers' Union


Business Administration

 AACN, GWAC
 ACRP (Assoc of Clinical Research Professionals)
 Admitted to the Bar: Maryland & District of Columbia
 AFCEA
 AICPA
 American Academy of Medical Administrators
 Association for Computing Machinery, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

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ASTD, SHRM
AUSA
CFA
CFA Institute(non-charter holder)
DC Bar, American Bar Association
DMI
GMU Alumni Association
HR ENZINE
IEEE, Scrum Alliance, PMI
Institute of Internal Auditors
ISC2
N/A
National Capital Area Paralegal Association
NCMA
None.
NTA
Organizations/Associations thru current Employer
PMI
PMI, CFA Washington DC
Rutgers Alumni Association - VP Richmond Chapter Richmond SHRM National SHRM University of Richmond
Alumni Association
SARM
SHRM
SHRM
SHRM
SHRM
SHRM
SHRM
SHRM, NOVA SHRM
SHRM, World at Work
SHRM HRM NCA
Society for International Affairs (SIA)
training officers consortium
Urban Land Institute
Wilmerhale
Women in Technology NDIA IAC/ACT
Women with MBA's
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Education and Human Services

ACA
ACA, NULPC
ACA APA
AEA, NEA
AFPE GWRC
American Counseling Association Psi Chi
American Psychological Association
American School Counseling Ass. Virginia School Counseling Ass.
American School Counselor Association North Carolina School Counselor Association
American School Counselors Association (ASCA)
APA
APA
APA, ASC, ACJS
APA, SPAGS, SPA
Arlington Education Assoc
ASCA
ASCA
ASCA, VSCA, VCA, VSGAW
ASCA VCA VSCA
ASCD NCEA
Assoc. of Fairfax Prof. Educators
AZA, NAI
Big Brother/ Big Sister Volunteer Program
Chi Sigma Iota
Chi Sigma Iota ISTAA NBCC
Delta Epsilon Sigma
Delta Epsilon Sigma Ulizmla Education Association
FCFT
Fraternal order of police
Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Epsilon Sigma
Kappa Delta Pi, PWEA/VEA/NEA
Loudoun Education Association, VA Education Association
Louisiana Counseling Association, National Board for Certified Counselors
MA Teachers Assoc.
National Catholic Education Association Kappa Delta Pi American Legion Auxillary Association of the United
States of Army Marymount Alumni Association Mary Baldwin Alumni Association
NBC - VSCA - PACACC
NBCC


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NCCL
NCEA, NAASP
NCTE ASCD
NCTM, ASCD, AFT
NEA
NEA
NEA, VSSE
None
none
Potomac & Chesapeake Association College Admission Counseling
Quantico Education Association
TESOL
The Forensic Panel
VEA (Virginia Education Association) and the PWEA (Prince William Education Association)
Virginia Education Assn
Virginia School Counselor Association Virginia Counselor Association American School Counselor Association

Health Professions

ACHA, SSSS
ACSM NATA
ADA
American Dietetic Association
AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOC OHIO PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOC AMERICAN ACADEMY ORTHOPAEDIC
MANUAL THERAPY
American Physical Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
APTA
APTA
APTA
APTA
Apta
APTA
APTA
APTA
APTA
APTA


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APTA, APTA Orthopedic & Private practice sections AAOMPT
APTA, VPTA
APTA BIAA
APTA SCAPTA
ASTNA AACN CEN
Lymphology Association of North America
Michigan Association of Family and Consumer Science
NATA
NJAPTA, APTA
Sigma Theta Tau International Epsilon Delta Sigma
SOPHE




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    Alumni Relations
    Please indicate the choice that best describes your experience with each of the following:


                                                            Used;     Used; but                  Not used;
                                                           will use    will not   Not used;          not       Not
2003-04 Alumni                                   Valid N    again     use again   interested     interested   aware
The Marymount Alumni Association                  110        6.4         0.0         25.5           47.3       20.9
The Office of Alumni Relations at Marymount       108        7.4         0.9         30.6           42.6       18.5
The Office of Development at Marymount            108        2.8         1.9         19.4           50.0       25.9
Printed publications about Marymount
happenings                                         109      34.9         3.7        16.5           35.8        9.2
E-mail publications about Marymount
happenings                                         110      36.4         4.5        15.5           34.5        9.1
Alumni website showcasing Marymount and
its alumni                                         111      16.2         2.7        28.8           29.7       22.5
   Inform Marymount and alumni about my
life via Class Notes                               109       5.5         0.9        20.2           53.2       20.2
Secure web based directory to re-connect
with fellow alumni                                 109       2.8         0.0        35.8           37.6       23.9
Life-time Marymount e-mail accounts                111      10.8         1.8        25.2           39.6       22.5
Geico car insurance discounts                      110       1.8         0.9        15.4           54.5       26.4
Kaplan test preparation and admissions
educational discounts                              111       0.0         0.9        16.2           46.8       36.0
Bank of America Marymount affinity credit
card                                               111       0.9         0.0        10.8           54.1       34.2
Orion Worldwide Travel European Odyssey
Tour                                               108       0.0         0.0        18.5           45.4       36.1
Marymount on-campus bookstore discount             111       3.6         0.0        29.7           34.2       32.4
Marymount alumni ID card for campus library
use                                                110       5.5         1.8        33.6           30.9       28.2
Marymount LinkedIn Groups                          108       5.6         1.9        20.4           38.0       34.3
Marymount Reunion                                  110       3.6         0.0        27.3           52.7       16.4
Marymount Homecoming                               110       2.7         0.0        20.9           60.9       15.5
Marymount Facebook Groups                          109       3.7         0.9        22.9           51.4       21.1
Opportunities to support Marymount with
my time                                            107       1.9         0.9        29.0           46.7       21.5
Opportunities to support Marymount
financially                                        108      11.1         0.9        22.2           49.1       16.7
Marymount sponsored regional alumni
events                                             108       0.9         1.9        30.6           45.4       21.3
Marymount sponsored alumni affinity
networks (ie Black Alumni Network, Lacrosse
Alumni Network, Fashion Alumni Network,            112       3.6         0.9        17.9           52.7       25.0
etc)



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                                                            Used;     Used; but                Not used;
                                                           will use    will not   Not used;        not       Not
2007-08 Alumni                                   Valid N    again     use again   interested   interested   aware
The Marymount Alumni Association                  142        2.8         0.7         25.4         40.1       31.0
The Office of Alumni Relations at Marymount       143        2.8         0.0         28.7         43.4       25.2
The Office of Development at Marymount            143        2.1         0.0         18.2         49.0       30.8
Printed publications about Marymount
happenings                                         146      30.1         2.1        18.5         35.6       13.7
E-mail publications about Marymount
happenings                                         145      31.7         4.8        20.7         33.8        9.0
Alumni website showcasing Marymount and
its alumni                                         147      17.0         2.0        27.2         31.3       22.4
   Inform Marymount and alumni about my
life via Class Notes                               147       4.1         0.0        20.4         47.6       27.9
Secure web based directory to re-connect
with fellow alumni                                 147       7.5         0.0        29.9         34.0       28.6
Life-time Marymount e-mail accounts                148      14.2         2.0        25.7         37.8       20.3
Geico car insurance discounts                      148       6.1         0.7        21.6         40.5       31.1
Kaplan test preparation and admissions
educational discounts                              146       1.4         0.0        17.1         47.3       34.2
Bank of America Marymount affinity credit
card                                               148       0.7         0.7        10.8         56.1       31.8
Orion Worldwide Travel European Odyssey
Tour                                               148       0.7         0.0        14.2         48.0       37.2
Marymount on-campus bookstore discount             145       6.2         3.4        26.2         28.3       35.9
Marymount alumni ID card for campus library
use                                                147       4.8         2.7        28.6         27.9       36.1
Marymount LinkedIn Groups                          145       4.1         0.7        20.7         41.4       33.1
Marymount Reunion                                  146       3.4         0.0        23.3         44.5       28.8
Marymount Homecoming                               147       2.0         0.0        19.7         59.9       18.4
Marymount Facebook Groups                          146       8.9         2.7        22.6         43.8       21.9
Opportunities to support Marymount with
my time                                            144       3.5         0.7        23.6         45.1       27.1
Opportunities to support Marymount
financially                                        145       3.4         2.8        18.6         55.9       19.3
Marymount sponsored regional alumni
events                                             144       3.5         1.4        22.2         43.1       29.9
Marymount sponsored alumni affinity
networks (ie Black Alumni Network, Lacrosse
Alumni Network, Fashion Alumni Network,
etc)                                               146       4.1         0.0        13.7         50.7       31.5




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Appendix II - 2009 Alumni Survey Comments by School

Undergraduates
What were the strongest aspects of your MU education?

Arts & Sciences
Small classroom setting. Helpful/attentive and supportive staff.
My strong willingness to continue learning philosophy & theology.
small class sizes, personal, intimate instruction--easy access to Professors and advisors; Professors' resumes
were distinguished (within my major, ex. Prof. ___________)
The strongest aspect of my MU education was learning the basic fundamentals that I would need for a career
in my major.
Involved professors, Writing and Composition Course (_____ Level), Visual Merchandising, small class-size and
dedicated staff.
Participation in different organizations
The staff in the History & Politics Dept is excellent. They helped me gain knowledge and provided me with a
safe place. By respecting me, I learned to respect myself. As teachers and as people they quite literally saved
my life because I had been in an abusive relationship and was contemplating suicide as an escape, but my MU
teachers became the family I needed.
Knowledgeable and caring faculty
The professors were excellent. Class sizes were mostly manageable so that students could create a rapport
with the profs. The History/Politics department was fully-committed to delivering a top-rate Catholic
education while allowing for a free and open exchange of ideas in the classroom.
Working directly with the interior design staff at MU.
The individual attention given
The people. I love my professors and my advisors.
Study abroad program, the internship & classes exposed me to a lot of things that were helpful in my
education.
Individual attention, great graphic design faculty, ability to work on hand-on real world community service
design projects
great professors who entwined a BA in English with a history education too.
London study abroad, the experience in general, but NOT the internships.
Strengthening and further developing my artistic side, particularly sense of color.
The professors and support staff at Marymount are excellent. Having transferred from a large state school,
the small class sizes and intimate attention you get at MU are perfect for students looking for a high-quality
education and life experience.
-Great professors who shared their love of learning. -Lots of tools were available to prepare for after
graduation (ex. Job search tips) -Overall I learned a great deal through the reading assigned, class discussion
My semester abroad. I attended MU for two years and hate every second except that one semester.
I believe the research and writing courses I took have helped me tremendously in my current position.

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My relationships with my teachers, the individual classes and taking on a large role within the Fashion
program as a Head Coordinator of the yearly fashion show. Externally would be the opportunity to travel
abroad to intern at Selfridges in London. That is constantly the first thing discussed during any interview.
Internship and connecting with professional peers
The English Department balanced teaching me the classics, critical thinking, and writing with teaching me to
be a grownup - where to work, how to apply to grad school, how to stay calm and inspired. They're
phenomenal role models who first exposed me to feminism, working for peace, and the reality that I would
someday have to balance work and family, but that I should.
The diversity among the History and Politics departments really gave me both sides of the story. The
professors were professionals in their field and helped me learn *how* to think and not *what* to think. I
then found the resources to back up my arguments with great research assistance.
Research and Writing skills; Critical/Analytical Thinking.
__________________. Experiences outside the classroom were also invaluable.
I put my efforts to accomplish my assignments and fulfill my club leadership commitments.
The Interior Design program was well respected among the DC Metro Interior Design Community
Small classes, personalized attention.
The friends and classmates ive met.
-The one on one help from professors. -The small size classes -the smallness of the community (on campus-
dorm life) -the friends I made there while in school.
Because Marymount is a smaller university, I was able to really get to know and work closely with my
professors. Small class sizes also made classes more effective because each student had many opportunities
to participate. The professors in the History and Politics department were very knowledgeable about the
subject matter that they were teaching.
Leadership
nothing
Diversity in campus population Well rounded education
I felt I was strongly prepared with my Biology degree both in written/oral presentations as well as information
in that field of study. I changed my profession to physical therapy and my degree from MU prepared me.
Small class sizes
All Marymount courses related to Interior Design were very well taught and informative. The Interior Design
faculty really cared about truly helping and educating every student.
Teacher-student relationships. I felt as if each teacher truly cared about my well being as a person and success
as a student.
The campus is very small and the teacher to student ratio is very efficient. At MU I was seen as an individual,
not a number. I attained the necessary support to succeed. The women in the Health Office (__________) are
extremely charismatic and thorough. Also, they counseling center is a wonderful resource.
While at Marymount I learned a great deal about life and how to become more involved with my peers. While
the general education classes in particular were very informative, I would say that I learned the most from my
experiences and interactions with others. Marymount has a high emphasis on community, and I loved that.
small classes, personal teachers in the classroom


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*My Interior Design courses *Study Abroad experience *Campus Ministry
Friendly staff, always willing to help. Enjoying campus life with friends everything from sporting events to
student activities.
Professors and academics were great! Explored different approaches to issues at hand, and progression of
study, I applied techniques most beneficial for me.
The faculty - they were always wanting to help and took an interest in every student.
Small classes and accessible teachers created a personal experience and motivated you to go to classes and do
your best.
I think the professors in the communications department were very qualified and helped me advance
professionally.
The relationship with my professors & advisor. They set me up for success & constantly encouraged me to
seek more. The on-campus life also helps breed pride in MU & telling others. The degrees offered allow one
to really decide what they want to do.
My professors and fellow students. Also the small class and attention given to all students.
MU helped me develop organizational skills, especially time management.
My professors were great which made classes fun and interesting. (biology & psychology) The friendships I
made are great and will continue. Overall it was a great experience.
Smaller class size than other universities in the area and interest shown by the faculty for their students.
The Ballston Campus Business Professors were really direct and interested in our work ethic. Also, my advisors
and colleagues helped guide me.
I feel that Marymount in general was a very helpful and wonderful education institution. I enjoyed my time at
Marymount and am very thankful for my education and experience. Although I did not participate in many
campus activities I know Marymount offered a lot to the student outside of academics. I feel that Marymount
is a school where you get what you put into it.
Relationship with faculty and class sizes
My classes & professors
Generally, the professors were very accessible and personable Student body- good student activities Writing,
offered good support in learning how to write academic papers
I became close with the teachers that I liked. I respected and learned a lot from most teachers I had.
The Fashion Merchandising Program Marketing classes, Portfolio in Motion, and the Fashion Club.
- small classes - location - internship
I was the strongest in the business courses, as well as the political science areas. I was able to connect w/ the
professors and establish a very productive working relationship w/ most of them.
great teachers
Great faculty & access to internships.

Business Administration

Academic advising
Advising and Oral presentation skills
Marymount University reputation.

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School of Business faculty
Professors with real work experience.
The relationship building skills and the different areas I studied allowed me to become well rounded and
interested in different aspects of business.
Small class sizes, developed good relationships with several business professors due to repeat classes with
them, a lot of group activities and projects in class.
Prof. ___________
Advisor Internship program
Group work. On the job you have to know how to work well with others.
To be frank, most of my IT classes were a joke. Dr. ___________ was great, but the other professors just
assigned the class papers. Some were not up to date w/ the latest technology. They were not passionate
about teaching, so I wasn't either.
Small classes, helpful professors
Group work, Internship
I believe the strongest aspects of my education at MU were the team oriented assignments in every class that
I took at MU. Having to complete team oriented assignments helped prepare me for my first professional
career. I work with groups of individuals at work daily. Also, the research assignments helped to prepare my
for my current job. Daily, I have to find information to support various decisions.
Small classes
living on campus grows you more as a person than any education.
Cultural diversity, mantatory internship requirement, proximity to Washington, D.C.
My advisor was very helpful. I loved all my business classes.
Leadership and ethics
Essays
Essays
The small classroom environment and the communication with the teachers

Education & Human Services

Great support and attention from professors
Culteral diversity, small classroom size where the professor gets to know you one on one rather than just
being a number.
-The community aspect & involvement -Accessibility & expertise of the professors in CJ & Sociology.
The commitment and dedication of the professurs. I could not ask for more. 2. General feeling of a great
education and 2nd home.
The close personal attention from my professors.
Proximity to DC, which was a great experience living in the beltway
Small class sizes and teacher availability, small community
The samll classroom atmosphere. My professors knew me by name not by number.
The small classes...one on one time w/ professors


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Learning Microsoft programs, analytical practices, time management, and oral reporting
The close relationships with professors and advisors.
- Athletics - Bible Study - Peer Relationships

Health Professions

Great professors & clinical experiences
MU education is excellent. My nursing skills and knowledge were revered at my first job and subsequent
hospitals I have worked at.
Networking opportunities Preparation for on-the-job skills in my field Small class sizes, personal attention
convenient class schedule
Nursing clinicals
Faculty and Student ratio; teachers were always there to lend a helping hand; close to community.
Able to get a nursing degree while commuting from my home. Good clinicals in excellent hospitals.
Clinic and classroom education for RN Program.
obtaining a nursing degree in 3 semesters
The faculty were great with one-on-one interactions and took the time to get to know each student. Smaller
class sizes were more effective for learning.
the labs classroom lectures the ability to have quality 1:1 with the professors
the tutorials
As a graduate of the school of nursing, I have very many wonderful things to say about the program, it's
professors, and the excellent reputation that allowed me to find an amazing internship and employment.
Professors such as ___________ , Prof. ___________ were such an asset to my education. Also clinical
instructors were wonderful.
The professors are very well educated & always prepared. The education I received a very well rounded
education.
Classroom teaching, clinicals
The Professors
The basis nursing education is strong-medical/surgical nursing
Clinical rotations at various hospitals and in various settings. The lectures came to life at these clinical
rotations and as students, we were able to see the reality of the profession.
One of the strongest aspects of my education at Marymount was the faculty. They were experts with their
fields of specialization which made learning from them a deep and interesting experience.
The major requirements within the Health Sciences program were mostly very valuable & I utilize them in my
work everyday.
The classes were small and created some kind of unity in the nursing program. Easy to have access to
professors.
The internship and many of the staff members and their passion
Ethics and a sense of pride in my degree and MU. Faculty were absolutely wonderful.
Nursing clinical rotations
practical experience

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Strong writing skills and research. Learn a lot about other cultures which improved my view of the world
problems. I learned to be tolerant and open to listen other people's opinion.
Able to complete a 2nd degree program in nursing - I feel I got a good education & prep for field in a short
amount of time. Convenient location. Small size felt personal. Classmates interested in learning. Liked most of
my professors all had strong credentials.
program's fast pace range of experiences in short time frame academic challenges
Critical thinking and ethical considerations. Support from a team and profs.
My internship The libraries - the study rooms in the libraries & the computer access. The professors - they
cared about all the students succeeding they were very helpful & always made time for the students
smallish scale, ability to easily access professors
Class time, I enjoyed being present during lectures and lab work. I feel this is where majority of my learning
took place.
Class sizes Availabilty of staff Networking
I appreciated the knowledge and experience of the teachers. The information provided was comprehensive,
and the staff was realistic in their presentation of what to expect and how to apply it, as well as providing the
advice that you can never know what to expect, and must adapt.
nursing school provided the information I needed to become an RN and set the framework to succeed in my
career -professors were caring and interested in what they were teaching, also available to help -resources we


What aspects of your MU education needed the most improvement?

Arts & Sciences

Social development. Only because I also worked and completed my degree at Marymount at an older age
than most of students.
THE LIBRARY WAS BELOW PAR in comparison w/ the 4 other consortium schools. I did NOT ONCE utilize the
Library for research--I only went to the other 4 consortiums: Catholic, GW, American, G-Town & GM.
Additionally, the computer lab was too small--the computers were up to date and current, with the Graphics
Computers being cutting edge, but there wasn't enough room for those of us without PC's or Laptops in our
rooms.
Technology, faculty that have more current, real world experience.
Classes at the lower levels (freshmen required courses) were often too crowded and not all adjunct professors
were easily accessible outside the classroom for further guidance.
learning computer systems directly related to my field
The variety of classes offered
The communication between the university and the people.
Introduction to the library services. I had not been in an academic environment for quite some time, and did
not know where the library was nor how it operated.
*Help with transfer credit, academic advising and the like. * Help for the "non-traditional" students -night
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Being able to take classes during the summer internship.

Learning design from the technical side. Learning Auto CAD which is a software primarily used by architectural
firms. I was really slow working on CAD, having had no previous exposure to it. That made me somewhat
imcompetent at the firm I worked.
For the education, none. I would have liked to see a better integration of older incoming students that hadn't
succeeded at schools of a larger capacity. Not that this may not have been offered, but I worked full-time
when I attended MU but still loved the experience.
Offer a greater variety of classes each semester for various degrees. There were several classes I would have
like to take but couldn't because they were only offered once during my time at Marymount.

More business knowledge pertaining the major.
I've been away 5 years so maybe this has changed, but the "commuter school" reputation rang true for me as
a dorm resident. Thursday night rolled around and campus would be deserted. I was neither Catholic nor
international, so I didn't join the two big clubs to stay social. I would up filling my weekends with work,
internships, or just a lot of time wandering DC. I would have liked a more vibrant campus life.
Being a commuter, it was frequently hard to find a niche in which to participate in on-campus events. This was
further amplified by the fact that I was about ten years older than most Marymount residents, and already
had different goals.
More to connect trasfer students to each other and to veteran students.
I would like to have done better in mathematics/financial type courses
All things related to MATHEMATICS...but that's a personal problem unrelated to Marymount's quality of
education.
Interior Design studio courses need more structure. Students in the same level studio should be learning the
same things. Discrepancies in curriculum put some students at a major disadvantage.
More class schedules tailored to those who work full-time jobs, need more parking, more up to date resource
library (materials), need more drafting tables (and tables that actually work)
Some of the adjunct fashion professors that were new were not knowledgeable about the subjects they were
teaching. That made it feel like a waste of time/money for the students.
Advising
*Parking!* **get legal aized field for on campus games - would be nice**
While I learned a great deal at Marymount, at the time of graduation I had no idea of what kind of career
options were out there in my field. Therefore, I think that there needs to be more of a focus on what options
are at there for students post graduation.
Nothing
Most everything, the courses do not prepare you for the real world.
Preparing myself for a career after my education. I knew there were services available, but I did not take
advantage and would have liked more help beginning, at least in sophomore year.
Prof. with more modern knowledge
I believe that aspects of my MU education that need the most improvement involve computer skills. The
autoCAD calss needs to be more in depth and perhaps extend over multiple semesters.

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Science labs & library
The financial aid office is poorly run. They would go weeks without answering my parent's messages. The
library system should be updated. I ended up having to pay MU & pay Georgetown $120 late fee on a book I
had long returned but they lost track of it. The dorm rooms need a lot a renovation.
While I can't speak for the other students, I felt that the majority of my Fashion classes were taught by
professors who didn't know what they were doing, or graded based on favoritism. The Fashion faculty needs
to be strengthened. The only people I learned anything from in fashion classes were ___________ and
___________ . These two ___________ were outstanding teachers - Marymount would do well to find more
like them!
Better technology for the communications department!!
*There was a lack of strong AutoCAD Professors who could teach well and show up to class *Needed better
academic advising. I usually went to professors other than my advisor for assistance in choosing classes.
*Marymount as a whole needs more school spirit, unity.
Could use more college to career involvement, such as helping to find jobs. Have been out of school of over a
year and still having trouble with finding a job.
Personally I would have benefited from more knowledge on presentation, speaking skills. Also more computer
skills on programs appropriate to my major.
more residential education in the ID program
Academic advising was inconsistent.
The career center was not very helpful with internship assistance at all.
The communications major could support a public relations emphasis. The department is strong but this
would certainly add more & increase the number of students seeking this degree.
MU needs strong Catholic teaching in and out of class. MU needs teachers that have a basis in the faith,
especially those teaching ethics.
The library should be open 24 hours.
advising. I had a very difficult time getting meeting with my advisor and in fact did not meet with her until my
Junior year because she would not return phone calls or emails to meet.
The Arts & Sciences Program if Fashion Merchandising and computer participation/ inclusion within MU.
N/A
The lack of resources on campus, for example, having only one plotter for the entire ID department was quite
a hindrance
getting students involved
advising better course offerings withing the politics program
I had a TERRIBLE time with the transferring of credits. Terrible - for example: after a year, I was informed my
AP credits would not be accepted for English 101 & 102 (After already have an Associate's Degree...in my
SENIOR year). It was only myself and one other girl in the Art Therapy major and it (the Art Therapy course)
wasn't even offered.
Academic advising...if it hasn't already improved since I graduated.
-advising -academic rep.
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less rules that hinder being creative
More focus on technology( auto CAD, PhotoShop, etc.)

Business Administration

Legal research
Career counseling
Some of the instructors I had could barely speak english- that was really annoying.
on campus housing
Need more education/training on common job duties relative to degree.
Oral presentations
I would like to see more opportunities for study abroad and more choices in marketing specialy classes
relating to the fashion industry.
Internship placement was not helpful at all.
more hands-on experiences integrated into classroom assignments
None that I can think of
More hands on assignments regarding IT courses.
Parking
I don't believe MU needed to change anything in regards to my education. MU has prepared me so well for
the workforce, I believe I was overly prepared. At Mu I had excellent professors that presented a new
challenge each semester!
Aid finding employment after graduation
Computer training (extensive excel and power point use) should be required in all fields, not just business.
More parking, more recognition as a university around the country, greater course offerings for the students.
Well I had one finance professor brag about how many students fail his class a year and sorry but I do not
think that is something to brag about.
Technical and critical thinking
Equality of workload shared by Marymount students in group work, career placement advising and services
n/a

Education & Human Services

none
I was quite happy with my education at MU. Improvements would be great in accommodations and catering,
though!
None, I most definetly would not change a thing.
Favortism from some professors for certain students whose parents financially support Marymount with big
bucks.
It would have been great if there was more assistance before graduating in finding a job in the field of choice.
Students should be educated more on their degree programs. Pros's and Con's & Employment options!
more cross country and international information

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More real-life experience required toward profession.
Residential Facilities
I think the university should include more evening classes. The majority of the students have jobs/employed
and adding evening classes would allow students to work full or part time and complete extra classes if need
be.
Parking
none
Academic Advising - many times I was informed of the wrong thing or format, almost effected my graduation.
Willing to help with this however possible.
Academic Advising
(This question should be in past tense if you're asking an alumni.) More full time professors, and less part-time
adjuncts are needed. Too many instructors taught a class or two part time at MU, while keeping their
priorities at their full time school (like Georgetown or George Mason). Students shouldn't have to correct or
teach their instructor.
New full-sized field.
N/A
N/A
Find more professors that care about student success.
opportunities for research
Working the internship - tough to arrange, but once paperwork was completed, very good experience
More real life participation and experience in the classroom
Loss of connection post graduation.
At the time parking was AWFUL. Hopefully that will be improved greatly for future commuter students.

Health Professions

Skills labs-but I hear a new one is being built :)
School of Nursing to give support to minority students. Instructors not to tell student who they already know
who's going to pass NCLEX at the 1st try. Fortunately people like me passed at the 1st try and "the expected"
struggled. So what esteem was granted to me and my classmates?? Most of my BSN classes instructors were
excellent; they should continue the excellent work they have been doing.
Opportunities for research involvement
availability of classes every semester
hands on, longer curriculum
more sports club opportunities information board of evens, opportunities for off-campus students
Faculty seemed in flux. Poor organization in the nursing department. Most of us were second degree students
with families and they treated us like we were 18 students.
More prep for NCLEX(Nursing Exam/Boards)
None
the clinicals - we were unable to have quality hands on experience.
structure of the course

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Besides basic powerpoint presentations and very basic nursing skills, technology was not a strength that
Marymount possessed. I will always donate to Marymount to hopefully correct this!
The dorms were small & the food selection were minimal. They need more food options on campus.
Computer labs
flexibility with scheduling and more classes available to meet lifestyles. more online classes for upper level
learning.
The technology in the nursing program needs redone. A critical care nursing class would be helpful. More time
on the actual nursing floor doing hands on activities.
Internship opportunities (nursing) during final semester.
better preparation for MU dpt program
Having more variety of clinical locations and hours of availability
I felt Nutrition was a weak point for me & the class did not add much to the program. I would have loved a
more intensive class with a possible more advanced option.
Educational advice- TRACK-TRANSFER. Flexibility in students needs- TO EXPENSIVE.
the leadership course we were required to take
Facilities are old, labs are old and outdated.
Facility and lab equipment for nursing courses.
I did not have time to particpate in any student groups or research of any nature since I was working full time.
n/a
Facilities old and decaying. Has the feel of a commuter school, esp. in nursing. School not well-known/visible
beyond regional area. In my field/major, everyone had already been to college so it was a unique experience.
very expensive little room to individualize the experience
Theology Scholarships in 2nd degree students need more funding. Especially nursing. I felt that this
department is vital but lacks support in aid for students.
The curriculum - the program was still fairly new. The professors were working on improving the curriculum
but it still had some things that needed to be worked out.
The preceptorship for nursing. The initial assignment to sites was disorganzied, the support and guidance
throughout was not only lacking, but completely non-exsistent. Not to say that I didn't learn through this
experience, but I feel that it didn't even touch the potential that such an opportunity offers. My preceptor left
for vacation for six weeks without ever telling me, then quit a week after she returned. Needless to say, my
experience wasn't typical. The majority of the time I was on my own. Due to the long period of time that my
preceptor was away, I was forced to cram my hours into the end of the semester, which between working,
school and studying and the preceptorship , left me very little time to even sleep, let alone prepare for finals,
final projects, and the process of finding a job. To offer a suggestion: Have the preceptorships determined
prior to the start of the semester, including a schedule, expectations for both preceptor and preceptee,
outlined and agreed to with a meeting between advisor, preceptor, and preceptee even if it is an email
meeting.
-advising (advisors many times unprepared and unfamiliar with assigned students) -nursing clinical
opportunities (usually seemed short on clinical times/locations and coordination between clinical
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Encourage involvement in MU's activities. I did not participate in much of campus activities.
Money other than loans available to second degree nursing students to help alleviate some stress.


If you have any other comments regarding your MU education, please provide them here.

Arts & Sciences

As far as the communications program, there should be more of a diversity in class choices - Not enough
multi-media class offerings. Also the journalism classes should be taught by different Prof. all of the journalism
classes I registered for __________ taught. Nothing against _____, however, different perspectives enhances
a more well-rounded education for students.
I was 60+ years old when I entered MU to continue my college education after dropping-out in 1951. I was
retired from a rewarding career in the foriegn service. What a great and rewarding experience.
I loved my time at MU--from the moment I stepped on Campus to visit and tour the school when in High
School, I decided from the moment I stepped foot onto Capmus, that this was MY SCHOOL. I loved that the
school was small, and made MANY close friends whom I still talk to today. I loved that my teachers were
distinguished and nationally recognized. Most of all, I love that a private school can have and encourages so
much diversity-that is priceless.; ; When I came back to PA, and told people where I went, EVERYONE knows of
MU In Arlington--which makes me KNOW in myheart that I made the right decision/choice.; ;
One thing I noticed while applying for jobs in fashion design is that most companies require experience with
certain computer programs for designs. While attending Marymount, we did not use those programs in any of
the fashion classes. In fact, we did not use computers to help us design or make patterns. To help future
students/graduates, I suggest adding computer aided design programs to the curriculum.
Am interested in learning more about Masters Degree program for Legal Administration.
Though MU is a catholic university, its lack of making room for students with different ideas and viewpoints
has turned me off from supporting the school after graduation.
Keep the wonderful experience and education going.
On page 2, most of the these questions not answered were not applicable to my experience at MU. I learned a
lot of these things in other places, but that doesn't mean that MU is bad at teaching these.
Enjoyed a cozy, friendly campus. I was glad all my classes were avilable at Main Campus. I was a frequent
customer at the little coffee shop, which I liked a lot.
It was a great experience and a fantastic education.
My study abroad experience, six years later, is still the first thing employers mention. And I've lived a lot since
then - it's just that impressive to people.
While I understand that the school is a private organization with a religious affiliation, I think Marymount does
a good job reaching out to students of other faiths -- or lack thereof. What I found when I attended a more
political event such as the 9/11 Remembrance ceremonies, however, was that the political leanings of the
campus -- administration and students included -- left me frustrated and thankful I had a much more diverse
academic program. Then again, perhaps I was more aware of the slant because I was a Politics major from the
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I loved my professors! Very thorough, caring, brilliant, understanding, encouraging, and helpful people.
Please treat them well. Thank you :)
Add an MFA program so I can come back for Grad School!
Overall, my educational experience was good. I wish I had more time to learn and develop more skills, as the
Accelerated BA program for Interior Design was a condensed program.
Parking was always a problem. Maybe invest more money into extending the parking facilities.
Excited to see the progress and finished product of the new 26th Street building!!
This school was a waste of my money and I should have never transferred
I enjoyed my time at MU greatly. I visit it often even though I live out of state. I have made lifetime friends and
had a positive experience.
Marymount's campus ministry is a place that " fosters openness and acceptance" but as a gay student and one
practicing her Catholic faith, I was excluded from participating in any leadership position because of my
sexuality. They are also extremely unprofessional and should not "counsel" students with depression. They
should send the students to a professional in mental health services.
One of my only major problems I have with the Fashion program is favoritism that goes unchecked. I assure
you I worked very hard at Marymount, but with certain teachers, no matter how hard I tried, I was never
given the personal attention (or grades) that other "preferred" students received. This sort of behavior should
not be allowed to continue, but despite many student pleas, nothing was ever done.
*The cafeteria needs better, fresher, and healthier choices. There was a severe lack of cleanliness.; *Dorms
could also be cleaner. ; *Janitors seemed to be spreading around dirty water. ; *Mattresses needed to be
replaced.
Maybe partake on more team work experiences. More awareness on current issues (going green, health, etc)
Try to reach out to commuters more, felt left out when it came time for campus activities.
I do and will continue to recommend Marymount to others who want to attend a small university.
MU is a wonderful school with multiple opportunities. The proximity to DC allows for amazing internships &
historical adventures. I loved the small school size & the closeness of staff, faculty, & students. Overall, the
best choice for me!
I believe that MU must prepare the Fashion Merchandise students to the highest level they can go within the
global world. We need more innovative inspiring and knowledgeable professors from the world of fashion. We
need to be able to compete with FIT/ Parsons students.
N/A
__________ rules
Website needs updating ASAP
I felt it was impossible to get a straight answer from anyone. The buck would be passed so many times it
would come full circle. My frustrations were with Administration, not with teachers.
Overall happy, sufficient experience
I felt overall that the professors and other staff and faculty looked out for each and every one. I was
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Business Administration

Marymount should offer more online classes for undergraduate studies
Having a degree looks good on my resume, but my certificaions and experience helped me obtain a job in my
field. I would say I used about 5% of the skills that I learned on a daily basis. If I had a chance to do it over, I
would have gone to GMU. MU is very expensive and it wasn't worth the debt! I do not mean to sound harsh,
I'm just venting.
Some of the questions weren't applicable to me as I have been in the work force in the Air Force Reserves
while I was attending classes at Marymount. I enjoyed my time at Marymount!
Please put more resources to the men's basketball team.
I enjoyed the relationships I built w/ the faculty. Smaller classes made this possible.
N/A
Need better parking at Ballston campus. That was a nightmare.
I am so thankful that I attended MU. I love MU dearly and miss the days that I spent roaming the campus. MU
is a top notch University in the heart of Virginia.
I graduated a year and 1/2 ago with top academic honors, I have yet to find a permanent position in my field
of study. I was not prepared for the job market because I did not have any experience other than my
internship. Students should be strongly advised to take part time, temporary, or internship opportunities
during the summer break. Education is not enough to get you a position in the current job market.

Education & Human Services

It was difficult to feel connected to MU as an off campus student. MU could try to reach off campus students
and try to get them involved in MU life.;
I always felt safe, that I would be able to approach teachers and staff and that I was getting an excellent
education.
Overall Marymount University provides outstanding academic studies in whatever fields you may pursue!
I think MU provided me w/ a quality education. I was shocked at the quality of education I received when
completing my masters at GMU. It was horrible in comparison to MU.
After graduation I found out that I wasn't qualified for a job unless I wanted to be a parol officer in Virginia. I
personally should have chosen Business Administration or majored in Computer Science.
None
I have been wanting to get involved helping incoming freshmen, mentoring psychology majors, or any way I
can. No one has contacted me about this, very disappointing.
Spend less time and money on the fashion and nursing programs. Also, make the campus handicapped
accessible (like the computer lab).
Can't wait to see the new building.
I truly appreciate the small class size and individual attention. I can truly say I have a great understanding for
that now as I attend a huge university for Grad School.
N/A
Marymount has helped me in obtaining something I found impossible, an education.

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Library - great, preparation for job & career services - great, food - great, dorms - great, comradery - great

Health Professions
When I graduated in Dec. 2008 I was worried about the quality of Marymount's Nursing education program. I
hope they were able to replace the many wonderful professors that left!
Overall: Happy I chose MU
If I were able to live in Northern Virginia after graduation I would have pursued my masters degree at
Marymount - By far my experience in the A.A.S. in Nursing was the best educational experience in comparison
to my other degrees including BSN, BA and MSN all at other schools. I would highly recommend Marymount
to anyone interested in pursuing higher education.
do more surveys with current students and listen to their concerns and implement changes.
I had one of the best experiences at MU. Made very good friends and continued to be in touch with former
students. Marymount has a good reputation in the washington, DC area. Did not take to much time to find a
job after graduation.; Thanks!
All around, MU was a wonderful experience and I am a proud alumni!
After graduation, I enrolled in other school and realized how great was the education I recieved at
Marymount. I can not compare my current school to the quality of Marymount education. The teachers at
Marymount really care about the students, nobody could get away with not doing homework or studying.
Marymount is a great school.
I think Marymount would improve it's reputation/alumni involvement w/ facility upgrades. The Ballston
building itself is such an eyesore yet so visible to region - it probably turns off potential applicants.
Marymount has the advantage of great location - should advertise more, esp to potential grad students.
A lot of credit should go to the School of Health Professions.
I hated it at the time but in retrospect think that I got a good education.
I think that it would be incredibly helpful to create a mentorship for each nursing student from the beginning.
I'm sure that the former students would be willing to oblige, myself included. This would offer some much
needed guidance, support, and information that is hard to provide through class work alone. I worked as an
emergency room technichian during my schooling and truly felt that I learned innumerable valuable
information and skills through seeing and doing. I had spokern to nurses who said that they hadn't even
started an IV prior to graduation. I felt like I had a great opportunity to feel confident with with some of the
basics when I first started nursing when there is so much else to focus on, learn, and adjust to. Not that a
mentor could necessarily cover this, but if the school provided the chance to do that, it would be really
helpful.; ; Another thing that I found was that in the last semester, the capstone class and the leadership class
could easily have been combined. I found that in both of these classes I found myself doing an abnormally
large amount of "busy work" with little to no intellectual purpose. I'm not saying that either o fthese classes in
unnecessary, infact I that they are extremly important, but they need to be revised or possibly combined.; ; I
want to make clear that I'm not trying to be mean about this- I truly appreciated and enjoyed my education at
Marymount. I'm just trying to offer my opinion, some constructive criticism about some areas that I feel could
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Graduates

What were the strongest aspects of your MU education?

Arts & Sciences

Faculty of interior design (their diverse perspectives)
professors class size class topics & relevance to my professional career
Professors, and Pro-Student ratio
The approachability of the professors and their willingness to assist and promote student thought and
involvement.
The ties to faculty are great.
Dr. ___________ was an excellent instructor. I learned a tremendous amount in her class.
Small classes allowed 1-on-1 instructor/student time Intimate classroom setting offered an opportunity for
professors to focus on student needs. Professors were involved in professional organizations & had valuable
professional experiences to bring inside the classroom.

Business Administration

 ___________ 's communication courses
student to faculty ratio real world knowledge of faculty
The finance program and the economics classes. Dr. Lee and Dr. Habanen are excellent.
Dr. ___________ - advising & instructor Dr. ___________ - great participatory courses led to ability to
directly apply learning
Core classes with prof. ___________ !
Practical application Networks Research & understanding of theory Understanding that the field of HR & HPS
& OD always change
Great professors Great degree program
The ability to work full time while pursuing my MBA. Marymount was very flexible in allowing me to complete
my degree remotely through independent study, Online classes and transfer classes after I moved away
Receiving quality education while continuing full time employment
The classes were small which allowed the students to become well acquainted with each other and to
interactive with the professors.
Written Assignments
Most of the classes & teachers in the business school were outstanding. They were very giving of their time
and expertise. I learned a lot esp. from Dr. ___________ . _______ was awesome.
Teachers
Teachers were friendly, helpful Location Online Classes Cost
Good professors & available classes @ times that worked well for a working mom
Dr. ___________ was an excellent professor. I did think I could learn statistics. Dr. ___________ did a great
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The professors had real world experience.

MU provided me with a degree and my salary has more than doubled in 6 years.
The teachers
The classes for my degree were in line with the education I felt I needed to further my career.
The ability to earn a master's while working full-time. Flexibility of class scheduling was key.
I really enjoyed my consulting courses with ___________ . I also learned a lot re: finance from ___________
. They challenged me and made me want to excel. Also loved that teachers respected our personal schedules
and were flexible.
Convience
It was flexible to my work hours. The professors were also understanding.
flexibility of hours of grad degree offerings some professors were very strong in field and were good teachers
Great Instructors, very knowledgeable in the field they teach
availability of schedule options for taking classes, while trying to work full-time
Degree assisted me in moving forward professionally
For the most part the strongest aspects of my MU education was the curriculum that was offered. In
particular, Professor ___________ (Finance) made a great impact on me and my educational experience.
_____ is tough, but definitely cares about _____ students and their success!
I was in the MBA program and the entire finance & economics department was great. It was better than any
other department and was why I concentrated in that field.
The crossover of the educational programs. My program required participation in a number of new areas for
me.
Class Schedule Evening Courses
The professors were informed and inspiring. They were professionals with real work and life experiences. They
taught beyond the theory of the curriculum, using their lifelong learning and working experience. In addition,
they were accessible.
The support the faculty provided & their interest in student's success.
The teachers with real world experience.
Great professors with both academic and real world experience.
Use of my learning skills for my present job.
MBA
Loved my experience at MU
Interaction with faculty and advisors, going back to school after 20 years!It was tough to start learning again.
Best thing that I could have done.
Increased presentation skills Knowledge base in Health Care field (administration/insurance, etc) Networking
the overall MBA program
By far, the strongest aspects of my MU education were the Professors in the HR Management curriculum and
their passion for the subject matter.
Online classes
I really liked the small classes, and ___________ teaching most of the classes. _____ is great!
-Certified healthcare program -Great online library resources, -Flexibility (part-time MBA)

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- The schedule is great for grad school evening and weekend classes - My degree helped me bargain for a
higher salary - Location was good - The program was interesting - Most teachers were good/
smaller class sizes, interest of professors in students, curriculum
Finance classes, excellent professors
Strong Finance teacher: ___________. -Good amount of class projects in classes where appropriate.
My financial classes and team building assignments
I acquired good knowledge that I apply in my current job. I enhanced my team work skills

Education & Human Services

I absolutely enjoyed every single class I took at MU. The professors were engaging & the students were there
because they wanted to be.
Being prepared to get a job in the field Acquired mastery in the field of school counseling Self-
confidence/professional confidence
my core forensic psychology classes
Great teachers and students helping facilitate ideas in education The ability to work full time and receive a
masters degree
The dedication of my professors- Dr. ___________ and Dr. ___________.
Great professors with relevant experience and good connections in the community. Also think the internship
requirement is very valuable.
Internship & ability to network with employees in the field.
I appreciate the fact that I could work full-time and go to school at night. I was/am a single parent. All my
professors were very helpful and available.
My friends
Having access to my teachers, being able to participate in the classroom, and strong ethical formation in
regards to my career.
I really enjoyed the program and felt there were excellent instructors teaching the classes. I am very please
with my education experience at Marymount University.
teachers, speicalty ara of study
The caliber of professors.
Teachers with experience in the school system - case studies
The faculty's interest in their student's and the opportunity to complete Independent Studies.
Great teachers, great education, experience overall was amazing :)
Solid academic skills Small class sizes, great learning environment qualified faculty
Having Professors that were in the field, or who had been in the school counseling field. Being able to attend
classes with the same group of students helped build not only friendships, but professional working
relationships after graduation.
Courses, guest speakers, real-life application of studies, instructors, text books.
The specifically tailored education I received
Relationship (pre & postgraduation) w/ faculty Relationship (pre & postgraduation) w/ students Alumni
connection - I feel a part of Marymount all the time event though I have graduated

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Working with the professors. I was a Grad Assistant and the experience, knowledge, and respect shown by Dr.
___________ and Dr. ___________ were irreplaceable.
depth of learning; real world application
The PDA program through Marymount and fairfax. It was very helpful.
Small cohort ; good supervision
I gained knowledge in my field of study.
location, professors being interested in students, multi-faceted degree that allowed students to target area of
interest
Marymount prepared me for my career and after completing the program I was able to be certified and
employed.
Internship and classes that were "different".
Was only part-time education program so could attend while working
Developing confidence in order to be able to successfully succeed rigorous programs.
-Quality of education -Variety of courses -Instructors' experience/ relevancy of courses to program
Ethical discussions Internship/Practicum School Counselor Specific Curriculum Faculty/student connections,
relationships, ratio
Support of educators and advisors Small classes Caring/spiritual environmen Close to home!
writing opportunities
The PDA Program was wonderful. The real world experience with trained and experienced teachers made my
1st year a breeze. I would highly recommend this program to anyone seriously considering the teaching
profession.
The caring nature of the instructors.
The academic instruction was literally amazing. Some of the best and most experienced instructors/ clinicians.
The Career Center is awesome! The library services awesome!
I think the professors were the strongest aspect of my education. They were always available to answer
questions and quide you.
COnsultations with professors. Their real world experiance.
Professors w/ real world experience Specific classes
Intimate Classes
intership/practicum relationships w/faculty/staff
Small class sizes, full-time professors, Library and Learning Services, the LRC!
great personalized attention and outstanding educational experience
The ability to communicate with professors during the week and weekends.
Some of my professors were extremely knowledgeable & had great experiences to share.
Faculty and classmates
THe opportunities that Marymount provided. They opened doors for me that I would have never known.
the program
The faculty, revelancy of the curriculum, and MU Resources with neighboring Colleges/Universities.
good classes, good professors
Good instructors


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The opportunity to network within my cohort- students from across the country and the world with similar
and different interests and challenges
close interactions, discussions with other students and the great instructors
The classes-the material covered and the knowledgeable professors.
-The professors and advisors' general attitude and perspective of the program, -The diversity of the
professors' backgrounds and guest lecturers' expertise in the field.
small class sizes professors available to help you shuttle
I appreciated the interaction I had with my professors. I always felt that they cared for me. The professors
were wonderful.
Program had a great reputation & very qualified & intelligent professors
The educational & professional background of professor offered students real-life examples of how to use the
degree & offered insight into real-life experiences with clients.
affiliation w/ FBI great faculty great up-to-date information/case studies
A few classes were very good.
high quality education, strong professors
Community Ability to get a job after education Great professors
*small class sizes *connections to faculty *personalized education
The capacity Marymount has, because of its location in the area, to provide students with networking
possibilities and traianing from allied professionals in the field of forensic psychology.
The wealth of professional background that Forensic Psychology faculty and guest speakers brought to the
program.
There was a good spread of classes and discussion.
Outstanding Academic Program
The relationships built with my professors. The information they provided, along with their real life
experiences were fantastic!
The cocept of "Whole Education."
practical experience - observation hours and student teaching
My internship experience at the DC Metropolitan Police Department. I was very impressed with the library
services at MU.
The education and committment of the Forensic Psych (Masters) faculty was excellent.
Good fellowship with other cohort members. Strong professors with solid faith as focus.
I loved how MU had instructors that worked in the field and could tell us real life examples of how we could
use our educations.
strong faith-based approach in formation of Catholic School leaders
My strongest aspects were my experiences with library personnel. Also my second advisor was wonderful. The
bookstore staff was wonderful as well.
Professors who truly cared and were willing to give advice/feedback
Working in a cohort, working with professionals, having one on one support.
CACREP-accredited school counseling program Internship/practicum provided hands-on experience Well-
connected professors


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Quick avenue to teacher licensure


Health Professions

I definitely feel that MU provided a strong educational foundation as well as social experiences to my personal
and professional development today. I feel that my experience with MU has prepaired me to a great extent in
my career goals.
Access to online databases and the college library
Well-rounded education. Encouragement from professors.
Faculty was outstanding
Thesis project with subsequent publication in Physical Therapy Journal
friendly campus, International students' Office
Good support from faculty and advisors.
Flexible, good schedule, wonderful staff and faculty
Faculty awesome! Friends made
Clinicals located in the geographical area I search for employment in Tutorial - ability to research info on-line
It was a great experience working with great professors/educators
The online classes were all fantastic esp radiology & research classes Very applicable to my job Outstanding
faculty Reasonable tuition * Sorry the program moved!
The strongest aspects of my MU education was the interaction during classroom lectures and research.
-Ability to do program on-line from home -Efficient
The instructors know your name.
small class size
Diversity of coursework Flexibility of class times w/ working full time
Good problem-solving skill development. Clinical practicum experiences to practice skills and learn more
I learned to write well at the academic level. I also found the health education and program development
classes to be enjoyable and useful in my career.
Close to my home and offered the program I wanted.
The capability to help people change their health behaviors for the better. Successfully helping others reach
health goals.
There are some excellent professors at MU. I will never forget Dr. ___________, Dr. ___________, Dr.
___________& Dr. ___________. Not only they are knowledgeable, these people were extremely supportive
and understanding of senior students like me. I had acquired a well-rounded education from them.
Smaller class sizes allowed me to have better and frequent communication with teachers. I was always given
excellent assistance from library technicians.
small class size, good group discussions, emphasis on evaluation for presentations feedback
class size
epidemiology class was fantastic and exercise phys. Those 2 professors and ___________ are the best aspects
of the program.
oustanding faculty, relevant information for my field

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Online access Went to campus 1x - favorable experience Chose Marymount tDPT as result of instructors, cost,
convenience
The professors.
FACULTY/DISTANCE LEARNING
Good Profs.
1. The diversity of the faculty which brought many different aspects and outlooks to my program. 2. The well
designed structure of the +DPT program. 3. The level of education was cutting edge in my field.
Faculty Feedback Computer use
Great instructors
Very qualified and well known faculty
The curriculum for the DPT program was challenging as well as helpful in my profession. The cost was
affordable in comparison to other doctoral programs.
online education - very convenient allowed me to work full time

What aspects of your MU education needed the most improvement?

Arts & Sciences

Incorporate more projects for social responsibility w/in curriculum.
I often found I had to obtain resources from other libraries; however, the network of libraries in which MU
participates did often allow me to obtain the information I was seeking. Additionally, the course options were
rather limited, but the opportunity existed to perform an independent study.
More AutoCAD/3D Modeling focus would benefit students entering the professional field. Perhaps less
history.

Business Administration

Intership/Career Services - By far the area that is most lacking and completely insufficient for career
preparation.
Instructors who lectured for entire class :(
Career counseling and updated classes to reflect the current administrative healthcare roles.
The entire online alumni network had some (illegible) in it so I dropped out.
need more online courses
The Ballston Building is in a good location, however, the facilities need to be updated.
Everything in the work environment is computer orientated and I think I would recommend more of a
background in computers.
There was not enough information regarding career development. I wish the instructors were able to guide us
a little better in that direction.
Some of the management courses could have been more productive.
An MBA degree in 2000-2003 was 54 credits, 18 classes. It seemed like most other universities was less. It
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parking
I did not have a good experience with academic advising.
Quality & scope of the education
Most other professors were lazy and not very current w/ their course material. I would have liked to receive
lectures that were more relevant to what was happening in the world-things are changing but the lectures
weren't!
Alumni relations after graduating. Ways to keep students engaged after graduating.
I received very little to no advising and course offerings were sometimes limited.
academic counseling
PLEASE get the HR program accredited!
Quality of some of the classes
Technology, but I say that without the ability to provide a specific example. Some of the adjunct professors
were not up to par with the student's professional experiences.
The graduate accounting department is very weak. This is an essential area that needs to be developed for the
program to reach the next level.
Graduate Alumni networking. Instead of just an MBA Alumni group, it should be open to all Masters groups.
An international trip for a semester may be a good option (or at least offering it through another school).
Rigor! Coursework was not demanding enough. MU's acceptance of unqualified students into an MBA
program.
Parking
I think with Marymount located in the D.C. area, that there should be some kind of track added to the MBA
program that focuses on Government business.
Group projects are painful. Understand the purpose, but wish there was way to make more engaging and
group members more accountable.
Knowledge Management and program management

___________ was such a tough teacher.
Working with teams.
Addition of more business courses
n/a
The additional offering of specific classes to accomodate full time graduate students MORE PARKING on the
Ballston Campus!! Increased outreach to PT Graduate students to ensure awareness of all available campus
resources

More emphasis on peers grading peers on group projects...
-Facilities! MU needs cleaner, newer facilities (especially bathrooms). MU needs to be able to compete with
state of the art lecture rooms that other universities have in order to attract competent students and build a
strong reputation.&CR;
- Students need to learn more through analyses and case studies - Not enough real-life examples in studies -
Not enough basic knowledge of statistics for business purposes. It is important for Students to learn examples
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Access to professional/business research such as leading research organizations such as Gartner, Corporate
Leadership Council/Conference Board, etc.
Nothing in terms of education, but when I was in grad school we had terrible communication from School of
Business. I would suggest finding different ways of keeping students informed of changes.
I believe the Financial MBA track should deal more w/ real world analysis (ie stock market, world markets,
recession/depression analysis) I was hoping to be able to pick up any business publication and be able to
relate the content back to my studies.
My degree plans in IT There are some class I would have like to take but that weren't available.
Have different professors teach certain classes. In my MBA program there was very little choice amongst
professors. For example, only one professor would teach the economics class and if the style of teaching was
not agreeable, there was no choice in attending the class taught by someone else.
Overall most faculty members were good, but the few who were not, were really not supposed to be
teaching. Evaluation forms did not matter since these faculty members were at MU for over 16 years and
nothing was going to be done. This is a real problem and it promotes ill system. Inefficient professors should
be removed and not wasting students' time and money!
update information regarding career path (industry information)
the parking at Ballston I need more in-depth practical case studies for management courses. I need more
details about what really happens as a manager and how to address specific cases, eg problem employees,
legal aspects for managing employees, how to work with senior management to effectively fire an employee
or counsel an employee. Although these aspects are linked to the human resources courses, I would suggest
incorporating more case studies into the management curriculum. I would also suggest that it be a
requirement for each student at the master's level to have a briefing/communications course. This has been
integral to my career and continues to be.
Higher academic standard
I did not find the course work that challenging. Need better professors with more industry experience.
REGISTRATION! I'll never forget the day when I sign up on-line for one international MBA class, went to the
first class just to find out that only two people signed up for that class, so it has been cancelled. Nobody
notified me! Plus, it was too late to fit into other classes or too late to take similar class at a different
university! If I would have done such fault at work, I would be fired!

Education & Human Services

I thought the curriculum could have been a little more rigorous.
Preparing students to write letters of recommendation for colleges Learning about college requirements &
other related careers/gap year Athletic requirements NCAA...etc
Everything was a positive experience
I don't think it should be the responsibility of the students in the community counseling program to find their
own internship.
I think at times the "religious" nature of the university prohibits true interaction amongst people.
I did not obtain a job in the area of Forensic Psychology. The jobs that are available are not finacially
rewarding.

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coursework could have been more challenging
I didn't feel prepared to enter a classroom. I don't think the graduate program really was good preparation for
being a teacher.
Career development and continued education.
Technology in the classroom for students.
The importance of completing enough credits to become licensed needs to be explained more clearly, as not
having a graduate degree with enough credits to be licensed has impacted my ability to obtain gainful
employment.
Nothing, I LOVED my MU education!
I can't think of anything related to my education, it was a great experience.
Having to take classes w/other students not working toward School counseling made the class less relevant to
my field.
Assistance in finding internships
PHD Program in School Counselor Education
Possibility of graduate student housing
I think more national recognition and research for the graduate programs is a must!
N/A
Final semester transition, licensure prep and post grad networking
The internship program was not the strongest part of my education.
Since the improvements have been made to my degree, I wish I had started and completed my degree a year
later.
The dorms were very unpleasant, especially for us "more senior" folks.
More counsleing classes in forensics psych.
Was not particularly challenging and included very little/none science education techniques should also
include informal education techniques.
None
Would like to see more development of clinical counseling/techniques & theory Would like to see
assistantships offered (ex. TA for undergrad courses, res life, counseling center) Please start scholarship fund
My personal experience was 100% perfect!
more course selection & broader depth
Need more current up to date technology classes.
Use of technology, the smartboard in particular.
Parking is the most negative aspect on the Ballston and main campus.
As a graduate student I didn't feel like there was much involvement with the MU community. I would have
liked to be on campus more and attending events.
Parking-need more More course offerings
variety and availability of electives
Part-time profs
Some of the adjunct professors were not adequate.
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1 Unrealistic about how many observation hours we had to complete for each course in addition to papers &
class assignments. 2 Choose cooperating teachers more carefully. Don't need a teacher who is set in their
ways nor a teacher that only wants an "assistant". 3 Less night/evening classes
The internship opportunities were great, but if we had more time to explore these opportunities, it would be
better.
cultural awareness and divisity
None.
help obtaining a job post-graduation
Ballston campus is in need of an update
Maybe some help with how to be prepared for the job search that awaits after graduation.
Interaction with the Academic and Financial departments; communication could be improved to encourage a
more positive relationship.
More technology in classrooms.
For me, it would have been easier if more classes were offered at various times. More online opportunities.
That the program does not allow students to seek liscensure after graduation (program doesn't meet the
requirements)
The library was not big enough & didn't have enough resources. Had to use other libraries (George Mason) for
papers & research.
Continuing to keep up-to-date on new information in the field - I worry that everything I've learned will
become (or already is) outdated & if I choose to change careers to something more closely related to the field,
I will not have a grasp of current issues. Maybe if they had provided resources to stay aware of current issues?
By and large I was disappointed with the amount of time, effort and attention many of the online faculty gave
to our courses.
Campus life...small, not many opportunities. Ballston campus needs updating.
Technology
*academic rigor *being a Catholic university and not just a spiritual one *connecting Grad students who are
commuters
More extensive assistance in finding employment post-graduation.
I strongly believe that MU should invest more in the Forensic Psychology faculty; there simply were not
enough full time professors. I also think that a stronger focus on career placement is needed.
I didn't feel prepared to leave. I would have liked more hands on experience in my field through more
intensive internships.
For elective courses, there an adjunct professor/grad student is teaching; I feel that these positions should be
filled by a more experiences individual as I did not get a lot out of courses taught by younger grad students.
not all courses directly applicable as a full-time teacher getting an MEd. Didn't feel like I learned many new
skills. Loved the reading courses.
Parking
There could have been more help assisting students feel prepared for entering the workforce.
I think my specific program could use a review of what courses are taught while on campus, and what ones
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since much of the program was on-line it was occasionally difficult to communicate with professors in a timely
fashion
What needs the most improvement is the attitude projected by many of the tenured professors that know
they are untouchable. Many of the professors do not know how to write a syllabus, which I had to battle with
in the past and won. Many of the professors show obvious signs of favoritism, especially to the TA's. My first
advisor was horrific, and was always unavailable. I had to advise myself for the first year.
Math education for elementary ed.
Help finding a job-I thought there would have been more support in this area.
Degree plan
Flexibility in scheduling - the school counseling program is not very friendly for people who are trying to work
while in grad school.

Health Professions

It was definitely hard to impossible trying to find affordable housing while attending MU and the University
offered little to no help with this crisis. It affected my educational experience because it was something that I
constantly worried about due to the fact that most of my financial aid went to educational expenses only.
Career counseling, placement, and professional development for Health Promotion Management.
Hated being required to attend class to have instructors read information to me directly from powerpoint
presentation.
Student advising
Specific orthopedic evaluation skills & devising specific treatment plan
Applying what was learned on a regular basis.
Facilities outdated.
Advisors/faculty should be more supportive of their students
More job prep More feedback on assignments
Better access to more PT related journal articles for research.
I was very disappointed in the lack of study abroad opportunities for graduate students. There also needs to
be more global health and epidemiology classes. I also would have loved to learn about efficient ways to
deliver health education programs (radio, tv, online, etc.)
Expense
outreach, financial aspects of health promotion management, Return on Investment for health programs
The internship part of the course will need improvement. The university should have affiliation with
institutions or company that are receptive to Graduate students , wherein students can learn new ideas in
management skills, etc.
Possibly more hours of operation in library on weekends.

I appreciated the flexibility of class schedules to complete my degree as soon as possible, but I think I could've
been more successful in some classes with a set schedule of classes (i.e. requirement to take HPR 501 in the
first semester of enrollment & possibly HPR 540)
facility (new building on 26th will help out)

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There needs to be an improvement w/ the curriculum. Some of the classes were quite frankly useless. There
needs to be more of a focus on the sciences. I took as many courses as I could through the consortium b/c
the variety of classes were much better @ GMU, and the level of academics were better.
COMMUNICATION WITH DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM WITH MARYMOUTN STAFF
More Admin Classes
Regular Meeting with advisors, global health issues in the HPM program, Consistent Staffing, more lectures
from outside agencies/ individuals.
1. More variety of classes within the +DPT program.
more communication with faculty, more required postings online for more interaction with fellow students -
didn't have opportunity to interact with classmates/didn't get to network.


If you have any other comments regarding your MU education, please provide them here.

Arts & Sciences

Both my current position & previous position with a large commercial architectural/interior design firm came
directly through my connections to the faculty at Marymount. The are tops!
Interior Design resource library was somewhat outdated; Many classes were only offered during the daytime,
which created a challenge for those of us working

Business Administration

As a secondary education teacher, I encourage students to prepare for college and enroll with MU
Please note that I had some difficulty in filling out the survey given that it appears that you intended to ask
about my experience as a grad student (2004) but I felt like I should include undergrad (1999) as well.
I really enjoyed my experience of MU; The career center used to have a great resource or alumni directory.
However it became more difficult to use when they switched to online alumni contacts.; More publicity is
needed and MU needs to encourage people who are good resources to add their names.
Need to improve parking situation at Ballston campus.
I am grateful for the education that I received and which helped me to advance farther in my career field.
I would like MU to start PhD program for Human Resources Management. MU is well known for it's HR
programs. Online or on-campus will be interesting for lot of professionals. I think a lot of people will enroll.
Overall, the staff and students were helpful to me. I feel that my experience at Marymount improved my life
experience.
I love Marymount and always recommened it to anyone looking for a GREAT UNIVERSITY :) Although -due to
other family related life events- I have not been able to attend to my professional goals till this past year
Thanks for asking
Enjoyed the overall learning experience. Instructors/professors are on top of the material and aware of trends
in their respective fields.
I believe I got my consulting job at IBM because of the fact that I have my MBA. Very happy I did it.
RE: my comments on the survey - I found Marymount to be a great education, however as a graduate student
I was more focused on learning and graduating rather than the extracurricular activities.


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I am grateful to Mu for allowing me to pursue my academic dream of attaining an advanced degree. Without
MU considering my work experience
In general, I believe the MBA program was good. However, MU needs to strive to develop the IT and
Accounting departments.
__________________ was such a tough teacher.
MU might consider developing school for professional continuing studies. Areas like designations for Certified
Financial Planning, Chartered Financial Analyst or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist could be niche
programs at MU.
Market yourselves! Build a strong reputation in the workplace and in the community. Again, do not stress
flexibility or convenience for students; it comes across as low quality education. Stress the quality of your
programs, certification of the programs, achievements of alumnies in the workplace...
- Improve facilities, especially the bathrooms in the Ballston building; - The career center is worthless. I had
no assistance in finding a job, I had to figure it out myself. The MU career center needs to review approve
each resume prior to allow
Orienting and guiding new students is almost inexistent
MU needs more smart advertising. It's not enough to say that you are convenient to get to and study at.
Convenience is reserved for places like Phoenix University and I do not think you want to be in the same
category. You need to add more prestige to your marketing efforts and present yourself as a great academic
institution that you are. You do not need to be humble about your achievements.
recommend internship

Education & Human Services

I wish MU had a PhD program in psychology. I'm interested in geriatric mental health an it seems MU would
be well poised to offer such a program, especially considering the quality of the Nursing school (which often
houses such a program).
Marymount Univ. & in particular the Loudoun County campus provided me a great opportunity as a mother of
3 children to be able to pursue my Master degree while staying close to home & my children in the
afternoons.
A good experience.
Even though I should have been employed as a school counselor, I feel I was very well preparedto enter that
profession.
No. Thank You!
I am now staying at home with my children instead of working but would like to begin thinking about how to
get back into my field part-time, it would be helpful if there were a career center sponsored activities around
this issue for Alumni.
The (professors and staff) were excellent in providing appropriate placements for practicum and internship.
________________________ is the most amazing professor.
The CSLP does and excellent job preparing us for Catholic School Administration. I would suggest two areas to
expand: Advancement and Interpreting Test Scores.
Professors in school counseling program went above and beyond to help us gain employment.; I stayed local
for graduate school so I could intern in local school district. This was a plan that worked b/c Marymount
placed me at a great internship site.
Seeking opportunity for post grad ACS "supervisor's supervision" (courses, supervision, networking)


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I contacted the MU career center a year after graduation because I still had not found a job in my field and
was told that I had been out of school to long to benefit from the center. I also contacted
___________________ and asked if ______ "had heard of anyone who was hiring" in the hopes that _____
could say "yes so and so is hiring" and then I could take that information and apply/inquire. Word of mouth is
the best way to gain employment. However________ told me "that it wasn't ______ job to find me a job"
and told me not to contact _______ again. I wasn't asking __________ to find me a job. _________ could
have told me a few places and said good luck. My experience since graduating has not been a good one. I
have a costly degree and still haven't been able to use it. I've been out of school for so long that my degree is
basically useless.
Thank you for improving the parking situation at main campus!
Thank you!; I love Dr. ___________________!!
overall good
Thank you!
I am an alum, but I want to continue taking my courses toward licensure at MU. However, the cost and
availability is a deterant.
I loved the Catholic Leadership Program and learned so much!
-The Forensic Psychology program was a wonderful program that has allowed me to achieve my professional
goals. ; -Thank you to the wonderful professors who helped me to get where I am!
I really enjoyed my time at Marymount. It was a wonderful experience.
Am interested in using Gym facilities (eg pool) but don't know if it's possible.
Education was great...! I felt well prepared for my job.
I enjoyed attending MU, especially the focus and curriculum of the FP program. _________________ are very
knowledgeable.
Overall, MU's Forensic Psych program was fantastic! I think this is in part because of the real life experiences
that the professors bring to the table. To incoming students to the Forensic Psych Program, the loss of
__________________ is very unfortunate. ______ was a great professor and added significantly to the
program. _______ presence will be greatly missed.
I was very pleased with my experience in Marymount's Catholic School Leadership Program and am grateful
that it is offered in a manner that made it reason to participate in while holding a full time job in another state
There is a lot of politicing going on within certain departments. Professors seem to have issues among
themselves.

Health Professions

I loved the HPM program. However, I feel like there was little direction and help with career counseling, job
opportunity, and career development. Finding a job after graduation was considerably difficult. I only found
part-time work for several years after graduation.
There was an amazing experience & great transitional DPT program! So very pleased with courses, faculty &
admin support!

I am very grateful for all the Marymount Instructors. They were all committed to my success.
I initially began my masters degree so I would develop programs and services to offer through the business I
run. I have, however, worked for other people and found that my education at MU made it easy for me to
gain employment.

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Several of the professors that I had were awful. There needs to be higher standards for professors in a
masters program.
Most of questionaire, N/A to on-line & DPT program
Feel bad about not having much to say as limited experience; Although all experiences good, I was just
working in advanced degree while working; Sorry to see tDPT program close, I referred many people to
Marymount & Dr. ________________
NONE;
Wonderful University with a wonderful feel.
Thanks for offering an online tDPT program!
I had a wonderful experience from start to finish!




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