CATEGORIES: Alumni News Campus Clips Sir Jimmie Blog Six Word Memoir Video

ALUMNI NEWS
Mark Wiest(’94): New Activities Director at Mandan High School

Wiest, a Wishek native who has spent most of his adult life in Jamestown, is the new activities director at Mandan High School.

“I definitely wanted to get into this role as athletic director. That was a focus and goal of mine,” said Wiest, who is in his sixth year as principal at St. John’s Academy in Jamestown. “… I didn’t want to go to a super-large school district. Mandan or Jamestown is the right size. You can develop relationships and get to know a lot of people in the community. … People are going to have to pull together and work together, and Mandan has a history of doing that.”

Wiest was a multi-sport athlete at Wishek who was involved in music and many other school and church activities. He attended the University of Jamestown on a basketball scholarship, but his college athletic career ended with a broken wrist early in his sophomore year. He was graduated in 1994. In 2003 he earned a master’s degree in education from St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. In 2011 he earned master of education specialist credentials at North Dakota State University.

In 2004, Wiest joined the University of Jamestown staff as an instructor and head women’s basketball coach. He remained there until 2010.

After six years at University of Jamestown, Wiest was named principal of St. John’s Academy, a Catholic elementary school with an enrollment of about 250 students.

“We were very happy in Jamestown … and I really loved what I’ve been doing. I’ve been very lucky to work the places I have,” he said. “… The interest of moving into an athletic director’s role began to intensify. … It was really starting to pull on me more.”

Wiest is being immediately incorporated into the process as Mandan fills openings in its coaching staff.

The Wiests have three children — Trey, who is finishing the ninth grade; Jaxton, who is finishing the eighth grade and their daughter, Jayden, who is currently in the fourth grade.

Read Full Article

Would you like to be notified when articles like this are posted?
Choose subscription options for your phone or email.


Posted:May 5, 2016


Popular This Month
Grad Year
600 Mile Finish LineWill Bernhagen, ’79, successfully completed his almost 600 mile walk from his home in Sherdan, Wyoming, to Jamestown on May…
Lasse Binder (’19) – StockTrak ChampionLasse Binder (’19) won the 2018 Global Financial Markets StockTrak Challenge. Students participate in a global asset trading simulation where…
Jasper Schneider(’01) named GM at NMPAJasper Schneider is the new general manager of the Northern Municipal Power Agency. A Fargo native, Schneider graduated from UJ…
New Director of Alumni Relations: Brett MoserBrett Moser has recently joined the Institutional Advancement staff as Director of Alumni Relations. Brett, who attended UJ from 1999-2002…
Dr. Peterson Announces Staffing ChangesPresident Polly Peterson announces that Brett Moser has been promoted from Director of Alumni Relations to Vice President for Development…
Nurse Emily Paulson(’15) featured on WDAYEmily earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Jamestown in 2015.
Jake Havron (’17): Fitness TrainerJake Havron ‘17, online fitness and health trainer, credits his nursing degree for his holistic approach to fitness training: Read…
In memoriam: Dr. James StoneDr. James Stone, former UJ professor, passed away Wednesday, March 29 after battling cancer. Dr. Stone influenced countless lives in…
Tessa Gould(’96) Joins Forbes Tate PartnersWASHINGTON – Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) today announced the addition of Tessa Gould as a Partner on its bipartisan government…


2018


2017


2016


2015


2014


2013


2012


2011


2010


2009


2008


2007


2006


2005


2004


2003


2002


2001


2000


19x1


1999


1998


1997


1996


1995


1994


1992


1991


1989


1988


1987


1986


1985


1983


1982


1981


1979


1978


1977


1975


1973


1972


1971


1968


1967


1963


1962


1961


1959


1958


1954


1952


1951


1950


1947


1937


1935


1931

Recent

University of Jamestown at a glance

Financial Aid

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards

Campus Demographics

Placement Rate

1,100 students from 30 states and 20 countries
99%
(Undergraduate 2017)

Student to Faculty Ratio - 12:1

Utility