Marian University to host Founders Day Mass

August 25, 2015

– Marian University will be hosting a Founders Day Mass on Sunday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Dorcas Chapel. The Mass will celebrate Marian University’s 79 years of living its mission.

Marian University opened as Marian College in 1936, with eight faculty and 17 full-time and 25 part-time, and has grown to a total student body of more than 2,100, including more than 350 new traditional students for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This year, Marian University will highlight the achievements of the Working Families Grant (WFG) program, a program that exemplifies Marian’s dedication to its mission. The WFG program was created in 2002, and is made possible through collaboration between the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes and an Anonymous Donor who has provided approximately $1 million annually to aid single parents who are in high financial need and desire to attain a four year degree. The mission of the program is to not only aid single parent students, but to break the cycle of poverty and reliance on government programs. Since its inception, the program has graduated more than 150 students, with many who have gone on to earn graduate degrees.

Following mass, light refreshments will be served, and participants of the Working Families Grant will be available to answer questions about the program. For more information about the Working Families Grant, contact Kerry Strupp at

 or at 920-923-8974.

For more information about the mass, contact Anne Schaefer at

 or at 920-923-8604.