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alana wilsonAlana Wilson

Assistant Director of Admission and Communications
(317) 955-6316 | Office
(463) 245-5162 | Cell


Alana hails from West Chester, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati. She was a part of the third graduating class of her high school before attending Marian University in the fall of 2017 where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Management with specializations in human resource management and entrepreneurship with a minor in pastoral leadership.

Prior to rejoining her Marian family, Alana worked in real estate development in Carmel, Indiana. While a student, she was involved in Theatre at Marian and costumed in 5 shows. She was named President of the Society for Human Resource Management chapter on campus. She also sang in the Marian Sacred Choir, a MU interfaith prayer service called Echo, Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral, and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Throughout her professional career, Alana worked full-time at Topgolf for almost three years where she advanced in over 7 different positions, recruiting and training to be one of them before working for Ironworks Hotel Indianapolis and Jess West Costumes.

When not at work, Alana enjoys traveling and has been to over 10 countries and 23 states. She loves exploring new restaurants around Indy and lives at home with a two-year-old Jack Russell puppy.


Favorite pastime...

  • My favorite past times are watching the Seattle Seahawks play, traveling the world and the United States, and finding hole-in-the-wall restaurants. 

Graduated from...

  • I graduated from Marian University with my Bachelors of Science management specializing in human resource management and entrepreneurship.

Favorite animal is...

  • My favorite animal would be either koalas or turtles.

If I could go anywhere, I'd visit...

  • If I could go anywhere, I’d visit Scotland to see the northern lights.

Best college memory would be...

  • My best college memory would be meeting my best friend and roommate, Rebekah, through Theatre and getting to go on countless adventures exploring Indianapolis and making Indy our new home.

Best advice...

  • Network, network, network. My best advice is to network with everyone: your professors, your guest speakers, your classmates, your staff. 85% of jobs are filled through networking and 70% of jobs are never publicly posted. Every job I’ve had I’ve found through networking. Get involved. Set up meetings with professionals. Use all the tools in the Exchange. Seek out a mentor. Find people who are rooting for you and can put you in contact with people who make you a better leader and professional.

How I Rate My Skills

  • Helping students find their passions and connecting them to Marian programs
  • Keeping plants alive
  • Binge watching TV shows
  • Remembering to pack my toothbrush


  • I was in Paris on 9/11/2001
  • Potatoes are God’s greatest creation
  • Disney is for all ages
  • Dogs are better than cats

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