Marian University spring commencement set for May 15-16

April 29, 2015

th spring commencement on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16.

The Commencement weekend will begin on Friday, May 15, with the School of Nursing pinning ceremony beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Marian’s Sadoff Gymnasium. The School of Education will also hold its pinning and commissioning ceremony on Friday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m. in Dorcas Chapel. All graduates and guests are invited to the President’s Champagne Reception in the Hornung Student Center at 6:00 p.m. following the ceremonies.

Activities on Saturday, May 16 will begin with a Graduation Liturgy in Dorcas Chapel at 10:30 a.m. The graduation ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. and is held outdoor on the Marian University quad.

Mark Lasky will serve as the keynote commencement speaker. Lasky serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Sadoff Iron and Metal Company, a third generation business founded by Lasky’s grandfather, Edward Rudoy. Prior to coming to Sadoff Iron and Metal in 1999, Lasky served as President of Block Iron & Supply Company. Lasky graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Communication, and a double major in public relations and psychology. He currently serves as the president of the Board of Governors for the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, as a board member and past president of the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh and has been a classroom volunteer instructor for Junior Achievement for the past four years.

Sr. Eileen Mahony, CSA, will be presented with this year’s Magnificat Award. Sr. Eileen worked as a staff nurse at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac for nearly 10 years before answering the call to serve the Catholic Church and her religious community, the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, as a missionary in Nicaragua. There, she worked at the Clínica Santa Inez in Waspam, Nicaragua, among the Miskito Indians for nearly 10 years. Sr. Eileen has worked in Tucson, Ariz. since 1985 at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Clinic as a nurse practitioner, where she addresses the medical needs of immigrants, the economically poor and the uninsured.

Sr. Eileen received her high school diploma from St. Mary’s High School in Menasha, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marian University and her Master of Science as a Nurse Practitioner from UW-Oshkosh.

Tickets are required for the graduation ceremony in the event of inclement weather. For more information, visit, or contact Ashley Eckert, special events coordinator, at or at 920-923-8133.