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The number and percentage of babies born at low birth weight to teenage mothers increased in North Dakota in 2016 while the number of teen births continued to decrease
Jeremiah Program staff often talk about the mothers they serve as “Taking a Leap of Faith” to change their lives. In September of 2014, Diane Solinger took her own “Leap of Faith” into the world of non-profit leadership as the first ever full-time Executive Director of Jeremiah Program in Fargo-Moorhead after a 30 year career in formal higher education. Previously, Diane was the Director of Housing and Residential Life for 4 years at the University of Denver, 13 years at Minnesota State Mankato, and held senior leadership positions in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Minnesota State University Moorhead, overseeing campus housing, admissions, financial aid, career services, judicial affairs, first year programs, and international student services. Most recently, she successfully led the initiative to complete and exceed a $5.9 million Capital Campaign goal to build the Fargo-Moorhead Jeremiah Program campus in partnership with her local Community Board of Trustees. Diane is married with a son who attends Minnesota State University - Moorhead, a daughter who attends Moorhead High School, and two Golden Retrievers. In this article Diane highlights the Jeremiah Program, how it impacts local families, and the program’s next steps in Fargo.
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