Presentation College has partnered with international education provider M Square Media (MSM) in its efforts to recruit more international students worldwide, drawing from a diverse community of students around the world.
Founded in 1951, Presentation College is a private Catholic institution with a professional focus in undergraduate programs, including health and natural sciences, nursing, and social and behavioral sciences. With its main campus in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Presentation College is regionally accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Its South Dakota campus is rated the second-best small college town in the United States, as well as part of the top 8% of the safest campuses in the country.
Presentation College is rated as the most diverse college campus in South Dakota, currently with students from 41 states and 15 countries. It has been co-educational since 1968 and currently has over 600 students in its two campuses, including a large population of online students in its virtual campus. While a Catholic college, it is open to all faiths.
Partnership with MSM
Under the newly inked partnership, MSM will serve as the Global Marketing Office supporting Presentation College’s outreach and recruitment of international students from around the world. An established leader in the industry, MSM builds industry-acclaimed global and in-country offices for higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, and other key markets. It is also affiliated with over 4,500 education agents around the globe.
Bringing Int’l Students to South Dakota
“We see this partnership with MSM as a great opportunity to increase diversity in our campus and create a well-rounded and rich student experience,” shared Dr. Marcus Garstecki, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management of Presentation College. “With the MSM partnership, we will be able to bring those non-athlete international students to South Dakota and help them achieve a great education at a small school.”
Garstecki said: “With our ability to tailor programs to a student’s specific goals, our pre-professional programs prepare students well for a specific career or graduate school.”
M Square Media (MSM)
MSM’s global and in-country office model currently serves around 40 partner institutions. “This partnership is a significant step for Presentation College to welcome more students from all around the world, offering them a uniquely diverse experience while being in rural South Dakota,” said its CEO and Founder Sanjay Laul. “With our track record in recruiting for small, remote colleges, MSM is well-positioned to make our new partner’s diversification goals happen.”
This year, MSM became a finalist in the PIoneer of the Year category of the prestigious PIoneer Awards 2020. The annual award is organized by The PIE, an independent media, recruitment, and events website in international education that connects its global community of professionals.