Carolyn Swartz took on the role of Marian University’s Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement in February 2019—but this was not her first Marian experience. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, spring 2018, the proud alumna could not wait to rejoin the Marian community as an advancement team member. Carolyn sought to use the skills Marian helped her develop to further aid the university in supporting an inclusive, student-focused, and faith-based atmosphere. From the Louisville-area to Indianapolis, Carolyn has taken on internships and volunteer opportunities through Purdue Extension (health and education based community support) and Together We Rise (foster-care advocacy organization) relating to all things event planning and engagement. Through these opportunities, she found her passion for working not only with people, but for people. Assisting in advancement’s engagement and gift opportunities such as M-Club, Thirsty Thursdays, and day-to-day social media interactions, Carolyn has connected with the greater Marian community in a new way. She is excited to see what her position can continue to do for Marian supporters like you, and how the extended time here can help her live out God’s mission for both herself and the university.