Marian University holds 2014 spring commencement

May 17, 2014

FOND DU LAC, Wis.

– Marian University
held its 74th spring commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17. 

At
the commencement ceremony held in the Sadoff Gymnasium on Saturday, keynote
speaker Dr. Tosha Meredith, a 1994 alumna of Marian and owner of
Transformational Management Services, Inc., encouraged graduates to continue
Marian’s legacy, and challenged them to continue to inspire the community.

“Be
inspired to accept the mission of life and to place action behind your
thoughts, your knowledge, your dreams, your ideas and your passion so that you
are leaving your own imprint on the world,” said Dr. Meredith. “Be inspired to
be authentically you, and you will see how that with each challenge, you are
equipped in this moment to handle each opportunity for growth and be everything
you once feared you wouldn’t be able to be when you arrived here your first
day. For you have the tools now to succeed and the sky is truly the limit.”

In
addition, student speaker Matthew Follen, a communication major, spoke to his
fellow graduates about the value of the Marian University experience and using
their degrees to achieve their goals.

“At
Marian, we were inspired to take our education seriously, and overcome our
fears of failure. This is what sets this university apart from any other. We
are surrounded by those who truly care for our well-being and care about what
our future holds.  This allows us to open
our eyes to our own abilities and potential,” said Follen. “I challenge you to
continue fighting for your passions and remember what you have accomplished
here today. Today is merely a platform to reach a height of success we once may
not have thought possible. Take the values and experiences from Marian
University and do something remarkable.”

The
ceremony featured the graduation of 274 undergraduate and 36 graduate recipients.
Two students received Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and
Administration degrees.

The weekend’s activities
also included a graduation liturgy, a School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony and a
School of Education Commissioning Ceremony.

Watch video highlights of the weekend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho-3es93yz0