Choosing the right college or university is an important decision and more than 100 students got that chance recently. During the second Accepted Student Day, students from area high schools heard from Marian University admissions staff, faculty, current students, and Marian President Daniel J. Elsener. “We make an important promise for you to have a successful experience here, as we will give you the tools to be a trustworthy and inquisitive skilled leader,” President Elsener said.
During the program, other presenters included Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission Patrick Kelly, Guest Experience Coordinator Annie Klare ’22, current students and Vice President of Mission Integration Mary Beth Gianoli, OSF ’78 offered welcomed students.
"We believe everyone has a calling to be a servant leader, a transformational leader and we strive to understand what that calling is," said Sister Mary Beth Gianoli, vice president for mission integration.
Marian University parent Jackie Oberhausen knows that for all six of her children who attended Marian, and has high hopes for her youngest son, who’s been accepted into Marian’s Engineering program. “Marian is very family-oriented, and my kids were San Damiano Scholars, so it was comforting they had a faith community and were supported. I also appreciated the professors were interested in my children’s success as each of them are successful in their chosen careers. They gained confidence, had a good foundation, and of course a very good education.”
Accepted Student Day activities included academic breakout sessions with leaders from the Byrum School of Business, Fred S. Klipsch Educators College, the College of Arts and Sciences, the E. S. Witchger School of Engineering and more as students got a chance to visit with their intended academic majors.
The next and final Accepted Student Day is set for April 21.