Message from the Alumni Association president

Patti Paquin CavanaughMy name is Patti Paquin Cavanaugh ’76. As graduates of Marian University, you are valued members of the Marian University Alumni Association (MUAA), and I am proud to serve as the current president of the Marian University National Alumni Board.

July 2014 marks the beginning of “Year of the Alumni.” In the year to come, the focus of this institution is her alumni and their relationship with Marian University, each other, and future alumni. It was my honor to address the Class of 2014 during their May commencement ceremony, and I offered some advice to these new alumni:

  1. Don’t forget where you came from. You are a member of the Marian University family. Come back to play, rejuvenate, worship. Stay for dinner. The university is adding a new family room, Alumni Hall, and it will be ready this fall. There will be a place for you at the table.
  2. Your education does not end when you graduate. There are infinite opportunities to mentor others in your community, in the world, and at this university. Share your time, talent, and treasure through your teaching of others and through your personal investment in learning new things.
  3. Don’t be a stranger. Tell us where you are, what you are doing, and how you can be contacted. Use the website, and keep in touch with your classmates, professors, and the alumni relations office.
  4. Always be grateful. Allow the Franciscan values instilled in you at Marian University to speak to you clearly and often. They will serve you well so that you can serve the needs of others well.

Let your Knight light burn bright during the Year of the Alumni. It will guide you back home.

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