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University of Jamestown, is in Jamestown, North Dakota, United States, founded by the Presbyterian Church, is a private liberal arts college. University of Jamestown was known as Jamestown College until August 2013. In 2014, the University of Jamestown ranks 37th in the region and was named as best college in the state by Niche. University of Jamestown is best known for its athletics, its academic success and its choir. A financial endowment of $36.1 million has been done by university in 2014. Jamestown announced the Journey to Success with a new program targeted at preparing students for rapidly changing environments, in 2007. The program has five elements: a combination of liberal arts education and professional preparation, more personalized advising and career counselling, first-year student mentors, a proven placement service and guaranteed internships, and finally, guaranteed graduation in four years. University provides Graduate courses in Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Education, Master of Arts in Leadership, Master of Science in Clinical Counseling and undergraduate courses in Biology, Business, Accounting & Economics, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science & Technology, Criminal Justice, Engineering, English, English as a Second Language (ESL), Fine Arts, Foreign Language, History, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Music, Nursing, Political Science, Pre-Professional, Psychology, Religion-Philosophy and Teacher Education. Robert S. Badal is the President and Paul J. Olson is the Dean of University of Jamestown. Campus is in 110 acres. University id providing knowledge to 967 students. Richard K. Armey (1962), U.S. Representative from Texas and House Majority Leader, Ralph R. Erickson (1980), chief judge on the US District Court for the District of North Dakota, Jessica Haak, member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, Pablo Garza (attended), basketball player; professional mixed martial artist formerly with the UFC, Donald D. Lorenzen (1920–80), Los Angeles, California, City Council member, 1969-77, Barbara McClintock (1976), illustrator and author of childrens books, David Nething, Member of the North Dakota State Senate, Raquel Paaluhi, professional mixed martial artist, Alvin Plantinga (1950), John A. OBrien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, Author and philosopher, Jasper Schneider, USDA Rural Development state director for North Dakota, Kurt Schork (1969), reporter, Kyle Schweigert, head football coach at the University of North Dakota, J. J. Syvrud, American football player are the Notable people of the University of Jamestown. Athletic teams of the University of Jamestown are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) since 2013-14 and nicknamed athletically as the Jimmies. Jimmies won early conference championships in football, womens volleyball, mens and womens basketball, and mens and womens golf since joined the NSAA.