Maria Byrd of Donahue Graduates from Mount Mary College

MILWAUKEE, WI (06/10/2013)(readMedia)-- On May 18, 2013, Maria Byrd, Donahue, received a Master of Science degree in Art Therapy.

Mount Mary College conducted its commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the College's Bloechl Recreation Center located at 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee. Undergraduate degrees representing 25 majors were conferred on approximately 165 students. Graduate degrees representing seven programs were conferred on approximately 115 students. Eight certificates representing three areas of certification were also awarded. The 288 degree recipients in May combine with 140 degree recipients in December for a total of 428 for the 2012-13 academic year.

Mount Mary College, founded in 1913 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, was Wisconsin's first four-year, degree-granting Catholic college for women. Located on an 80-acre campus in Milwaukee, the College offers more than 30 undergraduate majors for women and eight graduate programs for women and men. Mount Mary also emphasizes study abroad, service learning, and social justice initiatives. Its more than 1600 students enjoy small class sizes (average 15) and over 90 percent of full-time students receive financial aid or scholarships. Through classroom instruction and community service, Mount Mary develops women to be leaders in their professions and their communities, serving as role models to inspire achievement in others. Visit Mount Mary at

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