During the ceremony, Provost Russell Mayer spoke about the light and wisdom that students have been growing at Marian University. “Knowledge without values is empty. Values without knowledge is dogmatism. Together, the knowledge and the values you have developed constitute wisdom. We live in times when your wisdom, your light is needed more than ever. Go and share your light with a world that badly needs it.”
Student speaker, Danielle Deltgen, ’18, an undergraduate student earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in exercise and sport science spoke to her fellow graduates about the value of believing in yourself and perseverance. “It doesn’t matter how many times we get pushed down, it matters if we are willing to stand up and try again,” said Deltgen.
She hopes to use her degree to become a fitness trainer, coach, and group fitness motivator. In addition to her academic pursuits, Deltgen was the goalkeeper for the Women’s Soccer team and a member of the Fond du Lac Women’s Hockey team, and she was involved in Nursing Club, and Exercise and Sport Science Club.
The ceremony featured the graduation of 67 undergraduate and 25 graduate degree candidates. A pinning ceremony for nursing students and a teacher commissioning ceremony for education students were also held.
Pictured: Student speaker Danielle Deltgen from De Forest, Wis.