Mount Marty Announces 2022 Fine Arts Hall of Fame Inductees

April 18, 2022

Mount Marty University Marketing Department

APRIL 18, 2022, YANKTON, SD — Mount Marty University (MMU) is proud to announce the 2022 Fine Arts Hall of Fame inductee class. These inductees were chosen by the Fine Arts Hall of Fame Committee based on their passion, dedication and service to the arts at MMU and the surrounding community.

The following individuals will be inducted into the MMU Fine Arts Hall of Fame on Oct. 30, 2022:
  • Sister Madonna Schmitt, OSB (H'45 C'59), Yankton
  • Jim and Marilyn Nyberg, patrons of the arts, Yankton
  • Virgil Petrik, (posthumous award), former Mount Marty arts faculty, Springfield, South Dakota
  • Judi (Schmidt) O’Connell (H'59 C'63), Yankton
The committee is seeking pictures and stories about the inductees that, with permission, will be utilized during the fall induction ceremony and promotion. For more information on the MMU Fine Arts Hall of Fame or if you'd like to share stories and photos, contact

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About Mount Marty University's Gregorian Fine Arts Association
The Gregorian Fine Arts Association provides scholarship support to Mount Marty University students excelling in fine arts and humanities, including creative writing, instrumental music, vocal music, theatre and visual arts. The club also provides funds to the performing arts departments to purchase equipment and supplies needed to produce and perform shows at MMU in Yankton, South Dakota. To learn more, visit