Marian University held its December commencement ceremony on Friday, December 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Howard Sadoff Gymnasium.  The ceremony featured the graduation of 128 students – 71 undergraduate, 29 adult online, and 28 masters. One of these exceptional graduates was biology major, Kaniala Aargon ’22, who addressed his class as their student speaker.

Returning to its traditional, pre-pandemic format, the ceremony was open to graduates’ families and friends. General Superior of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, Sr. Sharon Pollnow ‘67 M.Ed., MSW was the commencement guest speaker. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Marian University and has devoted her life to helping people grow in knowledge.

In a letter to the graduating class, Marian president, Dr. Michelle Majewski challenged, “Your education here at Marian prepared you for the future, but it is only one chapter of many that you need to fulfill your life. Your task is to continue your journey in education, whether that be formally through graduate school or more informally through your own efforts to stay current in your chosen field.”

A pinning ceremony for nursing students and a teacher commissioning ceremony for education students were held in advance of the commencement ceremony. Following the day’s events, graduates and their guests were invited to a celebratory reception in the Stayer Dining Room and Michels Atrium of Stayer Center.

Advanced tickets were required for attendance. To watch a replay of the event, click here. For more information about the event, visit