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Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university located in Marshall, Minnesota. We offer a high-quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare you for a life that is successful both personally and professionally.

Students and faculty alike come here to engage in the rich “Southwest Experience,” which starts with strong academics, fulfilling social opportunities and support from fellow Mustangs.

We invite you to visit SMSU and to experience for yourself all that it has to offer. SMSU truly is where you belong!

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SMSU SUCCESS STORIES

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Background - Bruce Saugstad
Bruce Saugstad

Bruce Saugstad

'89 Alum

Computer Science

"My professors prepared me for my career. I met my wife and other life-long friends. As a captain of the football team, I learned leadership qualities, time management, and the value of hard work and persistence."

Location

Marshall, MN

Occupation

Senior Vice President & General Manager Ice Cream Division, Schwan’s Company

Background - Erin Lind
Erin Lind

Erin Lind

'01 Alum

Sports Management

"It’s not about what I learned in Accounting 101 or Sports Law, although I enjoyed my experience in the classroom. It’s the experiences I had that taught me how to handle adversity, how to manage my success and failures, and how to communicate with diverse groups. My experiences taught me to have the highest level of expectation for myself and others."

Location

Burnsville, MN

Occupation

NSIC Commissioner

Background - Isiah Whitlock
Isiah Whitlock

Isiah Whitlock

'76 Alum

Speech Communications: Theatre Arts

"Southwest prepared me. When I went to get my master’s at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, I look back and think the professors at Southwest were just as good as those I’ve met anywhere, and I’m even talking New York. Southwest was a wonderful place for me."

Location

New York, NY

Occupation

Professional Actor

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Brooke Struwe

Internship Helps Brooke Struwe Find Her Passion

Published: 08-05-2019

Brooke Struwe, senior Communications Studies major from Estelline, S.D., is gaining real-world experience at her internship this summer with the Un...

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2019 TOP RANKED ONLINE RN TO BSN PROGRAMS - registerednursing.org

SMSU’s RN to BSN Online Nursing Program Ranked No. 4 in Minnesota

Published: 07-26-2019

The Southwest Minnesota State University online RN to BSN Nursing Program has been ranked No. 4 in the state of Minnesota by RegisteredNursing.org....

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Matt Widboom, MARL Class I

Matt Widboom, MARL Class I

Published: 07-26-2019

Note: This is the sixth in a series of articles about Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) alumni leading up to the 20th annivers...

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MUSTANGS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Jessica Bentley

Jessica Bentley Wears Many Hats at SMSU

Published 08-05-2019

Jessica Bentley, Assistant Director of Residence Life, helps make sure that things run smoothly during the summer months, and that new and returning students are welcomed to campus the right way.  "At times the summer can be busier than the school year. It takes a lot of people to get things...

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