Ryan Matthew Bent

Minot, ND

Bachelor of Arts

  • History
  • Finance

A Message from the Chair

Congratulations! By the time you read this, you will have crossed from the twilight zone of finishing the last of your papers to the triumphant, forward-looking status of graduate. While today may be the milestone we celebrate, for you it also represents hundreds of collective hours of lively discussion, thousands of pages of reading, and tens of thousands of words painstakingly assembled into thoughtful arguments. On behalf of all of us in the Division of Social Science, I applaud each of you for your passion for learning, your creativity, and your accomplishments. Wherever your degree takes you and whatever the circumstances, we are excited to learn how you apply your distinctive talents to study intriguing topics, to ask complex questions, and to share what you learn. We'll be watching with pride and admiration. Congratulations and best wishes! 

— Dr. Dan Ringrose, Division of Social Sciences Chair

Congratulations to you from Minot State University’s Department of Accounting and Finance faculty!  We desire that your degree in Accounting, or Energy Economics & Finance, or Finance will be firm foundation as go forward. Not only does graduation commemorate your accomplishment of obtaining a university degree. In addition, graduation serves as a milestone, ending one phase of your life only to begin a new phase. The faculty of the Department of Accounting and Finance want to use this correspondence to acknowledge your accomplishment and sincerely wish the best for you as you start this next stage in your life.

— Jay Wahlund, Department of Accounting and Finance Chair

Graduation Features

A Message from the Alumni Association

Minot State University Class of 2022, on behalf of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, I enthusiastically congratulate you on this wonderful accomplishment.

Over the past several years, you have been students at Minot State University. For the rest of your lives, you will be Minot State University Alumni. The MSU alumni community is filled with over 26,000 people worldwide who can be an invaluable resource to you from this day forward.

We encourage you to stay engaged, we hope that you will stay connected, and I am very excited to say to all of you, "Congratulations, MSU Alumni!"

— Janna McKechnie, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving