St. Louis, MO, United States
St. Louis, MO, United States

This article is about Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. For Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee, see Maryville College.Maryville University of St. Louis is a private, coeducational university located in the city of Town and Country, Missouri, United States. It was founded in 1872 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart, a Roman Catholic order established in France by women dedicated to education. Wikipedia.


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News Article | April 17, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has compiled its list of Missouri’s best online colleges and universities for 2017. Of the 31 four-year schools that made the list, Webster University, University of Missouri Columbia, University of Central Missouri, Missouri State University Springfield and Lindenwood University scored the highest. Of the 8 two-year colleges that also made the list, Crowder College, Jefferson College, Mineral Area College and State Fair Community College were top scoring schools. “Online certificates and degrees are increasingly popular option, especially for students who are unable to complete their education in a traditional classroom environment because of scheduling or location,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “These Missouri schools have distinguished themselves by offering the best online college programs in the state, maintaining high quality and accreditation standards and providing flexibility with a variety of degrees online.” To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in Missouri” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional data points such as the availability of financial aid opportunities, school counseling services, student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Missouri’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Avila University Baptist Bible College Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Columbia College Cox College Culver-Stockton College Drury University Evangel University Fontbonne University Hannibal-LaGrange University Lincoln University Lindenwood University Maryville University of Saint Louis Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Missouri Baptist University Missouri Southern State University Missouri State University-Springfield Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri Valley College Missouri Western State University Northwest Missouri State University Park University Saint Louis University Southeast Missouri State University Southwest Baptist University Stephens College University of Central Missouri University of Missouri-Columbia University of Missouri-Kansas City Webster University William Woods University Missouri’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Crowder College Jefferson College Mineral Area College Moberly Area Community College North Central Missouri College Ozarks Technical Community College State Fair Community College Three Rivers Community College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has analyzed more than a dozen metrics to rank Missouri’s best universities and colleges for 2017. Of the 40 four-year schools on the list, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University, Maryville University of Saint Louis, William Jewell College and Rockhurst University were the top five. 14 two-year schools also made the list, and State Fair Community College, Crowder College, Jefferson College, East Central College and State Technical College of Missouri were ranked as the best five. A full list of the winning schools is included below. “The schools on our list have created high-quality learning experiences for students in Missouri, with career outcomes in mind,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “They’ve shown this through the certificates and degrees that they offer, paired with excellent employment services and a record of strong post-college earnings for grads.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Missouri” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also appraised on additional data that includes annual alumni salaries 10 years after entering college, employment services, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and the availability of financial aid. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Missouri” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Missouri for 2017 include: Avila University Baptist Bible College Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences College of the Ozarks Columbia College Culver-Stockton College Drury University Evangel University Fontbonne University Hannibal-LaGrange University Harris-Stowe State University Kansas City Art Institute Lincoln University Lindenwood University Maryville University of Saint Louis Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Missouri Baptist University Missouri Southern State University Missouri State University-Springfield Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri Valley College Missouri Western State University Northwest Missouri State University Park University Rockhurst University Saint Louis University Southeast Missouri State University Southwest Baptist University Stephens College Truman State University University of Central Missouri University of Missouri-Columbia University of Missouri-Kansas City University of Missouri-St Louis Washington University in St Louis Webster University Westminster College William Jewell College William Woods University Missouri’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Crowder College East Central College Jefferson College Lake Career and Technical Center Mineral Area College Missouri State University - West Plains Moberly Area Community College North Central Missouri College Ozarks Technical Community College St. Charles Community College State Fair Community College State Technical College of Missouri Texas County Technical College Three Rivers Community College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | December 23, 2016
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DANVILLE, VA--(Marketwired - December 23, 2016) - American National Bankshares Inc. ( : AMNB) today announced executive changes to be effective in 2017. R. Helm Dobbins, Executive Vice President of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, American National Bank and Trust Company, and Chief Credit Officer of the Bank, will retire on March 31, 2017. At that time, the Chief Credit Officer position will be assumed by Edward C. Martin, who is currently Executive Vice President and Senior Credit Officer of the Bank. Ramsey K. Hamadi, Executive Vice President of the Company and the Bank, has been named Chief Administrative Officer of the Bank, effective January 1, 2017. Dobbins has been an executive officer and the chief credit officer of the Bank since June 2003. He has nearly forty years of banking experience in credit policy, lending, analysis and underwriting processes. Prior to joining American National, he served as chief credit officer and chief lending officer of regional banks in Missouri and Kentucky, as well as holding banking positions with J.P. Morgan and Mellon banks. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce and received an MBA degree from Dartmouth College. Dobbins successfully led American National's stellar credit results while loans increased from approximately $400 million to over $1 billion. Martin joined the Bank in September 2016 after serving as chief credit officer of a large Roanoke community bank and as regional credit officer of a multi-state regional bank. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce and lives in Roanoke, Virginia. Hamadi, a resident of Greensboro, NC, joined American National in July 2016 and currently leads the Bank's major strategic initiatives from his office in Danville, VA. He has 24 years of financial and accounting experience with 14 of those years as a chief financial officer of regional community banks. He is a graduate of Maryville University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. American National also announced the following promotions by the Bank, effective January 1: American National Bankshares Inc. is a multi-state bank holding company with total assets of approximately $1.6 billion. Headquartered in Danville, Va., American National is the parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, a community bank serving Virginia and North Carolina with 25 banking offices and two loan production offices. American National Bank and Trust Company also manages an additional $780 million of trust, investment and brokerage assets in its Trust and Investment Services Division. Additional information about the company and the bank is available on the bank's website at www.amnb.com. Shares of American National are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "AMNB." Securities are offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, and are not insured by bank insurance, the FDIC, or any other agency, are not deposits of the bank, are not guaranteed by the bank, and are subject to risks, including the possible loss of principal. Image Available: http://www.marketwire.com/library/MwGo/2016/12/22/11G125972/Images/Helm_Dobbins_-_Headshot_1-82b4283d240fa352b0b832aad654ff94.jpg Image Available: http://www.marketwire.com/library/MwGo/2016/12/22/11G125972/Images/Edward_Martin_-_Executive_Vice_President_and_Senio-772fa1b2bc239c7db80729b83c63e678.jpg Image Available: http://www.marketwire.com/library/MwGo/2016/12/22/11G125972/Images/Ramsey_K._Hamadi-14c6d7583ed19c84888921375a06fe9b.jpg


News Article | December 9, 2016
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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'BBB+' rating on the outstanding $21 million series 2015 Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority educational facilities revenue bonds, issued on behalf of Maryville University of Saint Louis (Maryville). The bonds are secured by a mortgage and security interest in Maryville's campus property and its unrestricted receivables (UR). UR includes all unrestricted revenue, tuition and unrestricted gifts and is equivalent to a general obligation of the university. The bonds have a fully funded debt service reserve. STRONG FINANCIAL OPERATIONS: The university continued positive operating margins in fiscal 2016, supported by enrollment growth and expense management. The fiscal 2016 operating margin was solid at 6.7%, and management projects positive results for fiscal 2017. ENROLLMENT AND NET TUITION REVENUE GROWTH: FTE enrollment increased about 9% to 4,151 in fall 2016 (fiscal 2017), continuing a growth trend from new on-line and graduate programs. Undergraduate enrollment - most of which is full-time - also grew. Net tuition revenue has increased in each of the last six fiscal years. ADEQUATE BALANCE SHEET: Maryville's fiscal 2016 balance sheet ratios remain consistent with those of peer private universities rated by Fitch. Available funds were 68% of expenses and 79% of debt. MODERATELY HIGH DEBT BURDEN: The university's maximum annual debt service (MADS) burden is moderately high but manageable, and is moderating over time. Strong operating results and pro forma MADS coverage, as well as limited additional debt plans, are partially mitigating factors. ENROLLMENT SUPPORTS OPERATIONS: The rating assumes stable to modest enrollment increases at Maryville University of St. Louis, MO that support growth in net tuition revenue and positive operating margins. Revenues remain highly dependent on net student revenue, making the university vulnerable to enrollment shifts. BALANCE SHEET STABLE: Significant reduction of Maryville's balance sheet ratios relative to either debt or expenses could lead to a negative rating action. Maryville is a non-profit private university affiliated with the Religious of the Sacred Heart. The institution was established in St. Louis in 1872, moved to suburban St. Louis County in 1961, and converted to university status in 1991. The main campus is located about 22 miles from St. Louis, and the university also leases academic space for evening and non-traditional programs. FTE enrollment in fall 2016 was 4,151, up more than 8% from fall 2015 and up about 60% since fall 2011. Growth has primarily come from the graduate and non-traditional programs, including on-line and professional offerings. Undergraduate enrollment has been fairly stable, with modest growth over time at around 2,400 FTE students. Maryville is historically a commuter institution, with a mix of full-time and part-time students. Over the last nine years, undergraduate enrollment has become more residential. A new dormitory opened in fall 2016, and management reports that 69% of traditional freshmen live on campus. The college of health professions enrolls the largest proportion of students, about 64% of FTE enrollment. Undergraduate and graduate programs include nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, and healthcare practice management. Among its online programs, the college includes various business, accounting, cyber security and advanced practice nursing degrees. Maryville's operations rely heavily on student-generated revenues, typically over 90%, which is similar to other liberal arts colleges. The growing graduate/on-line enrollment component adds both revenue diversity and potential cyclicality. GAAP operating results have been strong in recent years. Operating margins were 6.7% in fiscal 2016, 6.2% in fiscal 2015, and 6.4% in 2014. Similar results are projected for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2017. Net tuition revenue increased in each of the last six years, with another increase projected for fiscal 2017. Revenue growth has been driven largely by graduate and on-line enrollment. Management chose not to increase undergraduate tuition in fiscal 2017 and also simplified its fee structure; recent tuition increases had been in the 2.5%-4.5% range. The university budgets conservatively; budgets include depreciation expense, conservative enrollment assumptions, and various expense contingencies. Maryville has posted sound annual MADS coverage for the last seven years, including 2.5x in fiscal 2016, and 2.0x in fiscal 2015. The university has no additional debt plans at this time, and anticipates funding capital projects from gifts and capital budget allocations. Available funds (AF), defined by Fitch as cash and investments less permanently restricted net assets, remain consistent with the rating category. The university has funded various capital improvements with gifts and internal revenues in recent years, including fiscal 2016, essentially constraining AF ratios. AF was $52 million in fiscal 2016, down from $59 million in 2015. This calculation includes quasi endowment (about $30.5 million), but not restricted endowment (about $16 million). Fiscal 2016 AF was 68% of expenses and 79% of outstanding debt (about $65 million). These ratios are consistent with peer Fitch-rated private colleges and universities. MADS is $5.6 million in 2031 due to a double-maturity; this amount will decrease slightly when the series 2006 refunding becomes effective in calendar 2017. Before the 2031 MADS date, however, annual debt service is closer to $4.4 million. MADS burden represented a moderately high 6.8% of fiscal 2016 operating revenues (moderating from 7.5% in fiscal 2015, and 8.3% in fiscal 2014 due to significant budget growth). Annual debt service of $4.4 million was more moderate at 4.4%. Fitch considers the university's debt burden to be mitigated in part by strong operating margins and debt service coverage. In 2015 the university refunded its fixed-rate series 2006 bonds in a fixed-rate private placement. The pricing is locked in but does not become effective until 2017, at the time of the series 2006 call date. The private placement is on parity with the series 2015 bonds and management confirms there are no additional bond covenants. The series 2015 bonds are on parity with outstanding debt, secured under a Master Trust Indenture. Outstanding debt, including some leases but excluding a forward refunding, is about $65 million. Bond covenants include a 1.lx annual debt service coverage covenant, an additional bonds test of two-year historical net income covering pro forma debt service by 1.2x, and a liquidity covenant of 65%. Additionally, the series 2015 bonds have a debt service reserve. When the forward-refunding of the series 2006 bonds becomes effective in calendar 2017, a liquidity escalation provision required by a bond insurance policy will be eliminated. The escalation would have started in fiscal 2018, building by 5% annually from 65% until 100% is achieved. University bonds are fixed-rate with the exception of a privately placed $13.2 million series 2010 variable-rate bond (about 21% of debt is variable rate). The series 2010 bonds are also issued under the Master Trust Indenture, and have a variable- to fixed rate swap contract through 2022 (no collateral posting is required). The bond's variable index rate is fixed through March 2017, at which time a mandatory index tender is possible. Fitch views Maryville as having sufficient liquidity (AF of $52 million in fiscal 2016) relative to a potential put of about $12.6 million at that time. Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com U.S. College and University Rating Criteria (pub. 12 May 2014) ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTPS://WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY'S PUBLIC WEB SITE AT WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA, AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. 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News Article | November 30, 2016
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Leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released its list of the Best Schools with Online Nurse Practitioner Programs in the U.S. for 2016-2017. The ranking cites the top 50 colleges and universities for online nurse practitioner students based on an in-depth cost and quality comparison. Highest scores were awarded to Stony Brook University, University of Cincinnati, Ball State University, University of St. Francis and Northern Arizona University. "The U.S. Department of Labor predicts Practitioners to be among of the most in-demand nursing positions in the nation through 20214,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “Aspiring students will find the schools on our list offer the flexibility of an online education with exceptional overall quality and value compared to other nursing programs around the country.” To qualify for a spot on AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s rankings, schools to meet several minimum requirements. Each college cited is institutionally accredited and holds public or private not-for-profit standing. To maintain affordability standards, AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires schools to offer in-state tuition rates below $25,000 per year. Each qualifying school is scored based on a comparison of more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates by school. All eligible school scores are compared to determine the final top 50 list. For complete details on the data and methodology used to score each school and a full list of ranking colleges, visit: Top 50 Online Nurse Practitioner Programs in the Nation for 2016-2017: Ball State University Clarkson College Columbus State University Concordia University - Wisconsin Duquesne University East Tennessee State University Fitchburg State University Gardner-Webb University Georgia College and State University Graceland University - Lamoni Indiana State University Indiana University-Purdue University - Indianapolis Indiana Wesleyan University Loyola University New Orleans Maryville University of Saint Louis McNeese State University Michigan State University New Mexico State University - Main Campus Northern Arizona University Saint Joseph's College of Maine Samford University Seton Hall University Southern Adventist University Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Stony Brook University The University of Alabama The University of Texas Medical Branch University of Alabama in Huntsville University of Arizona University of Arkansas University of Central Florida University of Central Missouri University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Colorado, Colorado Springs University of Detroit Mercy University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Indianapolis University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Memphis University of North Dakota University of Northern Colorado University of South Alabama University of Southern Indiana University of St. Francis West Virginia University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University Winona State University Wright State University - Main Campus AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


Valdes K.,Hand Works Therapy | Von Der Heyde R.,Maryville University
Journal of Hand Therapy | Year: 2012

A review of the literature was performed to design a hand exercise regimen based on biomechanical principles of the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint and the forces that act upon the joint. Sixteen biomechanical studies were included in the review: four studies developed a mathematical model of the thumb and 12 performed cadaveric dissections to study the CMC joint. Clinical application of the biomechanical findings from the studies was synthesized into specific recommendations for a hand exercise program to preserve CMC joint range of motion and increase the strength of the stabilizing muscles of the thumb. The exercise regimen was developed in accordance with recommendations of the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for the development of individualized exercise prescriptions. Level of Evidence: 4. © 2012 Hanley & Belfus, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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