Marian University Announces 2018 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

by Julia Kelb | Mar 15, 2018

Commencement 2017Marian University’s 81st Commencement Ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students will be held Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Greg Ballard, former mayor of Indianapolis, will deliver the commencement address.

Marian University has a long history of recognizing exemplary service to the University and the community that embodies the four guiding Franciscan Values—dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship.

To commend those who embody these values, Marian University will confer honorary degree recipients at the ceremony.

 Honorary Degree Recipients

  • Mrs. Maxine McIntosh Ferguson ’52, Doctor of Arts
  • Mrs. Marilyn Strasburger Brouillette ’57, Doctor of Philanthropy
  • Philip and Brigitt Caito, Doctor of Business
  • Greg and Winnie Ballard, Doctor of Public Service

The ceremony for the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine will also be held Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

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