Former Mounty Marty President Passes Away

Former Mounty Marty President Passes Away

Sister Jacquelyn Ernster, a longtime member of Sacred Heart Monastery and the last monastic president of Mount Marty University, passed away Saturday from brain cancer. She was 82.

Ernster was president of Mount Marty College from 1983-1997.

Current Mount Marty President Dr. Marc Long says Ernster was instrumental in many Mount Marty projects, including the construction of Cimpl Arena…

Long adds that Sister Ernster’s giving spirit was a lifelong passion…

She was named Yankton’s Citizen of the Year in 2000. Ernster’s funeral arrangements are pending.