Marian University Celebrates Success of Nearly a Thousand Graduating Students Across Various Degree Programs

by Glendal Jones | May 03, 2024

On May 5 and 6, 2024, Marian University proudly announces the graduation of nearly a thousand students from various degree programs across its campuses in Indianapolis and Plymouth, Indiana; Nashville, Tennessee; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The graduating class is comprised of students earning associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees, marking a significant milestone in their academic journey.

President Daniel J. Elsener commended the graduating class and extends gratitude to the faculty and staff for their unwavering commitment to nurturing transformational leaders. “Congratulations to the 974 graduating students and compliments to our amazing faculty and staff for leading these bright minds across the graduation finish line! Your dedication has shaped the transformational leaders of tomorrow. Give yourself and your colleagues a pat on the back,” remarked President Daniel J. Elsener. 

As a national doctorate university, Marian University awarded 656 received undergraduate degrees (comprising 613 bachelor's and 43 associate degrees), 136 earned graduate degrees, and 182 doctorate degrees.

“I could not be prouder of this distinguished class of 2024 graduates. Not only have they consistently held themselves to the very highest of academic standards, but they have demonstrated that they are truly prepared to be transformational leaders for service to the world,” Marian’s Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer Kenith Britt, Ph.D., expressed. “We are pleased to graduate the next generation of trustworthy, healthy, inquisitive and skilled leaders to serve in high-demand careers such as engineering, health sciences, and education.”

Marian University remains committed to fostering excellence in education and preparing students for impactful contributions to their communities and beyond. The success of the class of 2024 underscores Marian’s vision to prepare transformative leaders for service to the world.

Marian Commencement Features Distinguished Keynote Presenters and Honorary Degree Recipients

Marian University’s Commencement ceremonies featured local and nationally recognized keynote presenters and honorary degree recipients.

Saturday, May 4 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Marian University’s May 4 undergraduate commencement ceremony features a keynote address by Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation President and CEO Claire Fiddian-Green, who  was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Education degree.

John Giles, chairman of American Commercial Barge Lines in Jeffersonville, Ind., and a 1972 graduate of Marian University, was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree.

William J. Witchger, chairman of Marian, Inc. and one of the founders of Marian’s E. S. Witchger School of Engineering, was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Philanthropy degree.

Sunday, May 5 Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives Todd Huston presented the keynote address at Marian University’s May 5 graduate commencement ceremony and was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree.

James D. Pike, DO, and Janice Pike, co-owners of Pike Medical Consultants, were recognized with honorary Doctor of Education degrees.

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