Mount Marty College

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Mount Marty College
Type Private
Established 1936[1]
Affiliation Roman Catholic, Benedictine
President Marcus Long, Ph.D.[2]
Students 1,100[3]
Address 1105 West 8th Street
Yankton, SD 57078-3725
, Yankton, South Dakota, United States
Campus 80 acres[4]
Colors Navy Blue & Gold
Athletics NAIA
Mascot Lancer

Mount Marty College is an American academic community in the Roman Catholic Benedictine liberal arts tradition, located in Yankton, South Dakota. It is a private, Roman Catholic, Benedictine co-educational liberal arts college, with more than 1,100 students enrolled from 25 states and 5 countries.

Mission statement[edit]

Mount Marty College, an academic community in the Catholic Benedictine liberal arts tradition, prepares students for a contemporary world of work, service to the human community, and personal growth.


The Mount Marty "Lancers" are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). Men's sports include archery, baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and track & field. Women's sports include archery, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.

About MMC[edit]


Mount Marty College is a private, Catholic, Benedictine coeducational liberal arts college. Primary emphasis is placed on the development of each person as a complete human being with intellectual, professional, and personal skills and a composite of moral, spiritual, and social values.


Mount Marty College enrolls over 1100 students of all faiths. Students come from 25 states and 5 foreign countries. Classes are taught by professors, not graduate students. The small student-faculty ratio fosters personalized learning, where teaching is the highest priority.


Mount Marty College is located in Yankton, South Dakota, a town of 15,000 people. Located on the bluffs of the Missouri River, the 80-acre campus has a mix of modern and historic buildings.


Mount Marty is known for value-centered education and professional preparation. On the leading edge of teaching and learning as defined by student achievement and a high placement rate, MMC connects you to the real world of work through practicums and internships.


MMC also has locations in Watertown, SD and Sioux Falls, SD.

Faculty and staff[edit]

Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs: Sister Candyce Chrystal

Academic Affairs Staff: Joanne Marsh - Administrative Assistant

Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs: Sarah Carda

Student Affairs Staff: Rachael Engel - Student Support Assistant for the Center of Academic Excellence, Alexa Gauer - Director of Student Counseling, Katie Harrell - Assistant Dean for Student Affairs/Director of Freshman Advising, Daniel Haubrick - Campus Safety Officer, Sister Rosemarie Maly - Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, Margaret McMahon - Director of Residence Life and Campus Security, Jo Orr - Campus Safety Officer, Brian Simek - Campus Safety Officer, Keley Smith-Keller - Director of Career and Support Services, Daniel Tharp - Residence Hall Director, Lisa Willcockson - Director of Student Activities and Student Success Counselor

Division of Arts & Humanities: Paul Anders, Carol Baumert, Brandon Connell, Lelia Elder, Andrew Henrickson, Jason Heron, Marvin Huber, James Hovland, David Kahle, Leonard Kallis, Theresa Lafferty, Richard Lofthus, Scott Olson, James Reese, Joseph Rutten, James Sullivan, Gwen VanGerpen

Division of Education: Sandra Brown, Candice Climer, Sister Candyce Chrystal, Daniel Flahie, Christine Hof, Deborah McCuin, Erin Riibe, Jennifer Weber

Division of Natural Sciences: Alan Ferris, Sister Bonita Gacnik, Kathleen Gibson, Justin Hughes, Tamara Pease, Timothy Rice, Nancy Saunders, Chun Wu

Division of Nursing: Charlene Bierema, Sister Kathryn Burt, Krystal Diedrichsen, Sister Esther Holzbauer, Candyce Koch, Chelsie Rodabaugh, Diane Smith, Gayle Webert

Division of Social Sciences: Dana DeWitt, Alan Ferris, Charles Gross, Lori Hofer, Lori Lincoln, Terry Nelson, Joseph Sejnoha, Terry Stull

Faculty Emeriti: Sister Cynthia Binder, Sister Marielle Frigge, Janis Hausmann, Sister Ann Kessler, Sister Laeticia Kilzer, Sister Jeanette Klimisch, Sister Corinne Lemmer, Alfred Lupien, Mary Miller, Sister Eileen Neville, Robert Tereshinski, Sister Marcine Quintus, James Sorenson

Academic programs[edit]

Listed below are the majors and minors available to students at the Yankton campus.

Bachelor of Arts[edit]

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English (Writing or Literature emphasis), Exercise Wellness, History, Human Service, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Music, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Pre-Professional, Psychology, Recreation Management, Religious Studies, Secondary Education, Special Education, Theatre

Bachelor of Science[edit]

Medical Laboratory Science, Forensic Science, Radiological Technology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing (BSN & RN/LPN to BSN)

Associate of Arts[edit]

Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, School Paraprofessional,

Certificate in Practical Nursing[edit]



Accounting, Human Resource Management, Management, Office Management


Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, English, Graphic Design + Media Arts, History, Human Service, Mathematics, Military Science, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Service Science Leadership, Sociology, Spanish, Special Education, Theatre


  1. ^ "Mount Marty College - About". Archived from the original on 2 June 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Mount Marty College - President's Welcome". Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Mount Marty College - About". Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Mount Marty College - About". Retrieved 12 April 2016. 

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Coordinates: 42°52′30″N 97°24′37″W / 42.87502°N 97.41023°W / 42.87502; -97.41023