Marian University holds 2015 spring commencement

May 16, 2015

Wis. – Marian University held its 75th spring commencement
exercises on Saturday, May 16.

At the commencement ceremony held in the
Sadoff Gymnasium on Saturday, keynote speaker Mark Lasky, Chief Executive
Officer of Sadoff Iron and Metal Company, congratulated graduates on their
achievements, and challenged them to continue to learn and enjoy their life

“Today is not the summit of your achievement. It is an earned
success, on top of which you will stack other successes. You did this. You can
do this again,” said Lasky. “Pay attention to the journey. Life will offer
rewards and guideposts and milestones, but true achievement can only be felt
from within. When you have worked hard for something, swallowed doubts, fears,
and showed courage, the journey is what will bring true feelings of
accomplishment, which will become the next stack of blocks on which to build
your next success.”

In addition, student speaker Bryce Woldt, a
criminal justice and homeland security double major, spoke to his fellow
graduates about the value of the Marian University experience and using their
degrees to achieve their future goals.

“As students of Marian
University, we have developed into men and women who have the ability to create
a lasting legacy. Now is the time for us to go out into the world and prove our
abilities,” said Woldt. “There is a very important concept about our futures
that we have to remember. We have all been shaped by our past; however, what we
do in the present will soon become that past that shapes us for the future. We
have all had different accomplishments and failures leading up to this point,
but now we all have something in common. We are all looking forward to
continuing on with our lives, but right here right now we are here to celebrate
this one commonality we all share.”

The ceremony featured the graduation
of 234 undergraduate and 47 graduate recipients. Seventeen students received
Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The weekend’s activities also included a
graduation liturgy, a Nursing Pinning Ceremony and a School of Education
Commissioning Ceremony.

Watch highlights from the commencement ceremony,
or view
photos from the event are available on Marian University’s Facebook page.