August 28, 2012
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - As its 75th anniversary year will soon come to a close, Marian University began the new academic year with welcoming the Class of 2016 to campus on Tuesday, August 28.
The incoming class includes 450 new freshmen and transfer students expected when classes begin; of which 290 are first-year students. Total undergraduate enrollment of 1,410 students represents students from high schools within Wisconsin and beyond, including international students from Canada, Sweden, Philippines and India.
"I am pleased to welcome the class of 2016, as they are inspired to further their educational journey as part of the Marian University family," said Dr. Steven DiSalvo, president of Marian University. "Our faculty and staff are committed to working with each one of our students to assist them in reaching their potential and achieving their goals."
The Class of 2016 will be the first class to begin their education through the University's restructured schools, which now include the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Public Safety, School of Education and the School of Nursing and Health Professions. In preparation for the new academic year, Marian University has expanded the book store, remodeled and purchased new computers for the Cardinal Meyer Library and added new fitness equipment in the Sadoff Gymnasium. Pizzeria Uno has been added to the existing campus dining options of Erbert & Gerbert's Bistro, Common Grounds Coffee House and Hornung Student Center dining room.
This year's new students began their school year serving the community, through several service learning projects in and around the Fond du Lac area.
"Our students engage in numerous volunteer opportunities within the community, as well as service learning as part of classroom studies," said Stacey Akey, vice president of enrollment management. "In fact, 66% of new students have identified their major as one of Marian's service professions, including nursing, education, criminal justice, social work, psychology and other health professions. This is a testament to Marian's long-standing legacy of service and social justice-two of Marian's core values."
"The beginning of the school year is always exciting. Our students look forward to taking part in the Marian and local community and making a positive impact," said Lindsey Iczkowski, a senior criminal justice major and student mentor.
Applications are still being accepted for adult undergraduate and graduate courses. For more information contact the Office of Adult and Graduate Admission at 920-923-7650 or firstname.lastname@example.org