6.13.2018 – Faces of Marian: Tracey Marx
“I’m from Kaukauna, Wisconsin. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in anthropology and classical civilizations. My master’s is from the University of Arizona in classical archaeology. I’m working on my Ph.D. through the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on archaeology in the Mediterranean.
After grad school, I was looking for a place to teach. I answered an ad in the paper and my life at Marian blossomed from there. I started teaching in 2000, mostly as an adjunct in the Appleton area. In 2004, I became full-time on the main campus in Fond du Lac. In 2014, I also added a half-time administrative role within the department of Adult and Graduate Studies. In 2017, I transitioned to the role I have now.
I love the community at Marian. I like the diversity and how that is increasing. I like the close-knit atmosphere, which allows me to know a lot of the faculty and staff, as well as the students. Marian is a place where you have a name, not just a number.
My advice to students is read your syllabus. Also, it can get overwhelming at college so use the facilities and resources available. Everyone at Marian wants to see the students succeed, in whatever they’re doing.”