Mount Mary University to honor degree completion plans for displaced students

Agreement welcomes Holy Family College students, streamlines acceptance

Mount Mary University has signed an agreement with Holy Family College to enroll students and allow them to continue their studies seamlessly.

This “Teach-Out Agreement” will allow current Holy Family students and Mount Mary advisors to create individualized plans for transferring credits and securing comparable financial aid packages. The agreement waives application fees and promises the same time to completion.

Holy Family College, formerly Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, will be closing in August upon the end of the school’s summer academic term. The school is located in Manitowoc, Wis., approximately 80 miles north of Milwaukee.

“Mount Mary is truly sad about the loss of our colleague school, Holy Family College, and we will do everything possible to assist their students, faculty and staff to find meaningful positions in a comparable, mission-based institution,” said Mount Mary President Christine Pharr, Ph.D.

The institutions share similar roots and identities. Mount Mary University, founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1913, has remained faithful to Catholic traditions by adapting a teaching philosophy that recognizes each student as a reflection of God’s image. A curriculum-wide emphasis on social justice also represents the university’s commitment to Catholic social teaching. Holy Family College has been a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity for 85 years.

Students who transition from Holy Family College to Mount Mary University will find themselves welcomed to a tight-knit campus community where faculty, students and staff know one another by name. Ensuring student success is at the heart of Mount Mary’s mission, which is accomplished through a variety of support services that cater to each student’s individual needs. Mount Mary professors and staff work closely with their students to match them with meaningful professional experiences, including internships and study abroad opportunities.

The university is deeply committed to creating an inclusive atmosphere for students from all backgrounds. Mount Mary’s rich diversity – with 58% of undergraduate students identifying as women of color – greatly enhances the conversations and community built on campus.

The Higher Learning Commission has approved this agreement between Holy Family College and Mount Mary University. Students interested in learning more details about the agreement may contact Dave Wegener, vice president for Enrollment Services, at (414) 930-3506.

Find more information on transferring to Mount Mary from Holy Family Collge here.