student Shana RisbyShana Risby is a senior from Detroit, Michigan. Her major is communication with an emphasis in public relations, with a minor in psychology. She transferred to Marian after receiving her Associates Degree at Wayne County Community College in Detroit. She was recruited by Marian to play basketball and received an academic scholarship. She has been featured on Channel 7 News in a segment called “Against All Odds” which highlights individuals overcoming major obstacles. Although her childhood was difficult, she has many accomplishments throughout her academic and athletic careers. She hopes to become a motivational speaker to help others overcome obstacles.

On-campus she is one of the founders of the Black Student Union and remains in the organization as the  Public Relation/Social Media Coordinator. She is also a Resident Assistant and a member of Toastmakers, Diversity Club, SabreVoice, and TRIO-SSS.

To learn more about Shana, watch her news features at (2015) and (2017)