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Briar Cliff Announces 2020 Community Awards

Sep 28, 2020

On Sunday, Briar Cliff University hosted their 89th Commencement Ceremony at the Tyson Events Center. During the ceremony, Jim and Bev Wharton, Sr. Shirley Fineran, Dr. Gerald and Sheryl McGowan received recognition for their significant contributions to BCU’s caring community over the years.

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Briar Cliff Librarian receives Innovation Award

Aug 2, 2019

Briar Cliff University Librarian Breanne Kirsch has been awarded the Innovation in Librarianship Award from Cambridge University Press. ...


Briar Cliff student receives Seaboard Triumph Jefferson Award

Nov 8, 2018

Isiah Lysius, a senior Applied Health and Exercise Sciences major from Miami, FL, and president of Briar Cliff University’s Men of Color student organization, received the October 2018 Seaboard Triumph Jefferson Award. ...


Hauer named 2018 physical therapist of the year

Oct 16, 2018

Briar Cliff University Doctor of Physical Therapy professor Patrick Hauer, PT, EdE, MHS, GCCP has been honored as the 2018 Physical Therapist of the Year by the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association (SDAPTA). ...


U.S. News & World Report ranks Briar Cliff among best colleges in the Midwest

Sep 10, 2018

Briar Cliff University has been ranked among America’s best liberal arts colleges in the Midwest according to the U.S. News & World Report annual “Best Colleges” list released today. ...


BCU Basketball alumna Mary Schrad

Basketball "Trailblazer" Mary Schrad ('78) inducted into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Jun 9, 2018

Briar Cliff alumna and standout basketball player Mary Schrad ('78) was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 9, as part of its 2018 Induction Ceremony in Knoxville, Tennessee. ...