Marian University adds four flags to honor students and staff

May 3, 2019

Four students with flagMarian University added four new flags to the walls of Cardinal Meyer Library on Wednesday, May 1, during a ceremony to honor three students and one staff member who have joined the school within the last year.

The library’s collection of flags highlights Marian students, staff, and faculty born in other countries and sovereign and/or semi-sovereign nations. Marian President Dr. Andrew Manion opened with remarks before each honoree briefly described the history and meaning of their respective flag.

Those recognized were students Harley Kinney, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; Althea “Allie” Swan, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe; Nu “Rosa” Nguyen, Vietnam; and staff member Lucy-Ann Muabe, Cameroon.

“It’s an honor to have my tribe represented and to have the flag on the Marian campus,” said Kinney, whose uncle designed the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa flag, and whose mother provided Marian’s. “It’s great to see students and their backgrounds being celebrated and it is exciting to be a part of.”

Pictured: Four flags were added to the walls of Marian University’s Cardinal Meyer Library during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 1. Those recognized were, from left, staff member Lucy-Ann Muabe and students Nu “Rosa” Nguyen, Harley Kinney, and Althea “Allie” Swan.