Supporting Student Success - Contacts and Resources

As the parent or guardian of a Marian University student, you are many times the first person our students approach for help and guidance. The following is a guide for you to refer your student to the right resources, at the right times, to ensure that they can get the answers they need to important questions.

Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE)

The Center for Academic Success and Engagement is where Student Affairs and Academic Affairs meet to provide students with resources and services for success.

Contact: jpumlee@marian.edu

Academic Advising (visit academic advising)

Assistance with major exploration, academic policies and procedures, and four year academic plans.
Contact: btidball@marian.edu
Location: Clare Hall, First Floor


Academic Support Services (visit academic support services)

Assistance with academic skill building, disability services, study skill enhancement, placement testing, CLEP testing, Student Success Seminars, test-taking strategies, test anxiety, individual academic support
Contact: mbatic@marian.edu
Location: Clare Hall, first floor


First-Year Experience

Assistance with transitioning from high school to college.  Students take advantage of activities that connect them with their peers and faculty outside of the classroom as well the greater Indianapolis community.  
Contact: jpumlee@marian.edu
Location: Clare Hall, First Floor

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    Jennifer Plumlee
    Director of Academic Engagement
    (317) 955-6595
    jplumlee@marian.edu
    Clare Hall, First Floor
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    Tyler Paul
    orientation coordinator
    (317) 955-6354
    tpaul@marian.edu
    Clare Hall, First Floor

Library (visit library)

Assistance with research assistance, articles/databases, individual/group study space
Contact: librarystaff@marian.edu
Location: Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library

  • caitlin balgeman
    Caitlin Balgeman
    Digital Systems and Support Associate
    (317) 955-6393
    cbalgeman@marian.edu
    Library
  • chris bishop
    Christopher Bishop
    Health Sciences Librarian
    (317) 955-6584
    cbishop@marian.edu
    Library
  • lynne colbert
    Lynné Colbert
    Acquisitions Librarian
    (317) 955-6264
    lcolbert@marian.edu
    Library
  • edward mandity
    Edward Mandity
    Assistant Director, Information and Instructional Technology Librarian
    (317) 955-6007
    emandity@marian.edu
    Library
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    Jeremy Engel
    Access Services Associate
    (317) 955-6474
    jengel@marian.edu
    Library
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    Jeff Russ
    Access Services Associate
    (317) 955-6473
    jruss@marian.edu
    Library

Academic Engagement and Peer Tutoring Center (visit peer tutoring center)
Assistance with academic resources. The office provides free resources and services to promote academic success. Services include: peer tutoring, supplemental instruction, success coaching, and success seminars.
Contact: peertutor@marian.edu
Location: Clare Hall, first floor

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    May Cheng
    Director of Academic Engagement
    (317) 955-6595
    mcheng@marian.edu
    Clare Hall

Registrar’s Office (visit registrar's office)
Assistance with registration, change of major, change of advisor, course drop/add, transfer credit, certification for VA benefits, official transcripts, degree audits, graduation clearance
Contact: jschwartz@marian.edu
Location: Marian Hall, first floor

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    Maryann Bonner
    Associate Registrar
    (317) 955-6053
    mbonner@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, First floor
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    Samantha Eble
    Administrative Assistant
    (317) 955-6239
    seble@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, First floor
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    Mary Gilmore
    Transfer Coordinator, second degree and adult programs
    (317) 955-6198
    mgilmore@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, First floor
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    Mariah Mueller
    Assistant Registrar, traditional programs
    (317) 955-6052
    mmueller@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, First floor
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    Jennifer Schwartz
    Registrar
    (317) 955-6056
    jschwartz@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, First floor
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    Livia Scott
    Assistant Registrar, graduate and professional programs
    (317) 955-6337
    lscott@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, First floor
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    Hanna Varys
    Assistant Registrar, curriculum coordinator and Office Manager
    (317) 955-6055
    hvarys@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, First floor
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    Jennifer Whitson
    Assistant Registrar, College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM)
    (317) 955-6679
    jwhitson@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, First floor

Speaking Center (visit speaking center)
Assistance with speech development, public speaking skills
Contact: azimmerman@marian.edu
Location: Clare Hall, lower level


Writing Center (visit writing center)
Assistance with developing writing skills, editing, revisions
Contact: coldham@marian.edu
Location: Clare Hall, lower level


21st Century Scholars

Assistance with 21st Century Scholar needs, including scholarship eligibility, academic support, and student success.
Contact: kmiller2@marian.edu
Location: Clare Hall, First Floor

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    Kalyn Miller
    Director of 21st Century Scholars
    (317) 955-6330
    kmiller2@marian.edu
    Clare Hall, Room 117

Financial Support

Business Office (visit business office)
Assistance with student account management, account balances, payment plans, check cashing
Contact: ashelton@marian.edu
Location: Marian Hall 103


Financial Aid (visit financial aid)
Assistance with scholarships, grants, FAFSA, federal loans, private loans, financial counseling
Contact: finaid@marian.edu
Location: Marian Hall 119


Work Study, Student Employment, Internships, and Career Services (visit work study, student employment, internships, and career services)
Assistance with job search, application, resume writing, career exploration 
Contact: dburks@marian.edu or jmorris@marian.edu 
Location: Clare Hall 119


Personal/Services

Campus Ministry (visit campus ministry)
Assistance with spiritual growth, faith exploration, community faith information, community service, Catholic practices, retreats
Contact: asetmeyer@marian.edu or jhidalgo@marian.edu
Location: Clare Hall, first  

  • Adam Setmeyer
    Adam Setmeyer
    Vice President of Mission and Ministry
    Director of Campus Ministry
    (317) 955-6131
    asetmeyer@marian.edu
    Oldenburg Hall, room 121
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    Jeanne Hidalgo
    Campus Minister
    Coordinator of Service and Social Justice
    (317) 955-6085
    jhidalgo@marian.edu

Campus Safety and Police Services (visit campus safety and police services)
Assistance with student IDs, parking passes, escorts, vehicle lock outs, jump starts, police reports, emergency notification, lost and found, bicycle rental, bicycle registration
Contact: mharper@marian.edu
Location: Ruth Lilly Student Center, first floor


Counseling Services (visit counseling services)
Assistance with confidential one-on-one personal counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, career exploration and counseling
Contact: ccs@marian.edu
Location: Clare Hall, first floor, in Learning and Counseling Center



Dining Services (visit dining services)
Assistance with meal plans, dining dollars, special dietary concerns/needs
Contact: sjayne@marian.edu
Location: Clare Hall 121

Health and Wellness Services (visit health and wellness services)
Assistance with: management for and diagnosis of common health concerns, common tests, prescriptions, basic physicals, orders for tests, tetanus and influenza vaccines. PPD (TB) tests.
Contact: jcarnaghi@marian.edu
Location: Clare Hall, Room 126


Housing and Residence Life (visit housing and residence life)
Assistance: on campus housing info, housing contracts, room assignments, roommate mediation
Contact: housing@marian.edu
Location: Ruth Lilly Student Center 201
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    Karen Candlish ’12
    Director, Housing and Residence Life
    (317) 955-6190
    kcandlish@marian.edu
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    Kate Doty
    Assistant Director
    (317) 955-6475
    kdoty@marian.edu
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    Robin Spearin
    Vice President of Student Success and Engagement
    Dean of Students
    (317) 955-6318
    housing@marian.edu

Technology

Academic Technology Services (visit academic technology services)
Assistance with software (tutorials), digital media production and training, Canvas support
Contact: ats@marian.edu
Location: Library, first floor

  • Elizabeth Osika
    Dr. Elizabeth Osika, Ph.D
    Director
    (317) 955-6095
    eosika@marian.edu
    Library, room #102A
  • Tom Harrington
    Tom Harrington, M.Ed
    Instructional Technologist
    (317) 955-6778
    tharrington@marian.edu
    Library, room #102
  • Mona Kheiry
    Mona Kheiry, M.S.Ed
    Instructional Designer
    (317) 955-6193
    mkheiry@marian.edu
    Library, room #102

Help Desk (visit help desk)
Assistance with wireless access, smart phone and iPad, set up, email issues, CAMS student portal, computer labs, printing, general technology questions
Contact: helpdesk@marian.edu
Location: Marian Hall 301

Unsure where to begin? 

Vice President of Student Success and Engagement and Dean of Students, Ruth Rodgers, rrodgers@marian.edu; 317.955.6318

Director of the Center for Academic Success and Engagement and Director of First Year Experience, Jennifer Plumlee, jplumlee@marian.edu; 317.955.6595
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