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For Immediate Release

May 5, 2020

For More Information:

Kaylin Brown

Digital Communications Major

University of St Mary

The University of St. Mary is a Private Catholic School. This school was originally an all-girls school. In 1932 this two-year school became a 4-year institution.  In 1870 St. Mary’s changed its name to St. Mary’s Academy.  The president of this university’s name is Sister Diane Steele.  The main campus of USM is huge at almost 200 acres.  There are two halls called Berchman and Maria Hall.

USM athletic teams are known as the Spires.  The conference that the Spires compete in is called the KCAC.  The Ryan Sports Center is where your Spires Men and Women Basketball team and Women’s Volleyball team play.  The Ryan Sports Center has 1,500 seats for any fan who wants to enjoy a great game.

The University of St Mary has two campuses.  The Overland Park campus is mainly for master’s degrees.  Saint Mary’s offers a Master in Art Education and Sacred Heart in Shawnee Kansas.