Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement

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Plan now to join us for these upcoming Marian University events. See you there!

Family Weekend

  • Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1

Campus Trick-or-Treat

  • Thursday, October 26

Homecoming Weekend 

  • Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29
    Join us for all the festivities, including class reunions for 2s and 7s, an all-alumni reception, the Knights taking on Sienna Heights in football, and more!


  • Friday, November 10
    JW Marriott, downtown Indianapolis

Alumni Basketball Game

Join us Saturday, February 18 for the 11th annual Marian University Alumni Basketball Game. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the women's alumni game begins at 9:30 a.m., and the men's alumni game begins at 11 a.m. At noon, there will be an all-alumni players reception. There will also be free-throw and three-point competitions between games with separate awards for men and women!

We encourage you to make a day of it by staying on campus as both Marian University teams take on Goshen College—Coach Katie Gearlds' women's team at 1 p.m. and the men's team at 3:30 p.m—and basketball alumni will be introduced at half time.

Register to play in an alumni game and/or purchase tickets for the all alumni players reception by emailing The $25 fee includes participation in an alumni game (if desired), the luncheon, and one basketball ticket for the afternoon.

Collegiate Career Expo

NEW Collegiate_Career_Expo_Logo_FinalThe College Career Center Consortium of Indiana will host a Collegiate Career Expo on Thursday, February 23. The event will take place in Indianapolis at the Marriott Downtown, 350 West Maryland Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

—  If you're a student, alumni, or a recruiter, visit for more information. 
—  If you have questions, contact Jenny Morris, director of career development, at

Spring Play Antigone with Special Alumni Reception

Support the Department of Theatre and its talented students by attending Antigone, this spring's play. Join us for a special alumni reception prior to the show on Saturday, February 25 (curtain at 7:30 p.m.) by stopping by the Upper Lobby at 6 p.m. for light refreshments.

For more information about Antigone which runs from Friday, February 25, through Sunday, February 27, visit the Theatre Department website. You can buy tickets online or at the Box Office.        

All Call for Volunteers :: Networking Knights

On Wednesday, March 22, there will be a Networking Knights hosted at The Exchange.

— Contact Cathy Siler, director of alumni and parent engagement, at if you are interested in participating as a volunteer.

Homecoming 2016 Photos

Thanks to all who participated in Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2016!  Information regarding Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2017 will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

View Homecoming 2016 pictures on Flickr

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Alumni News

2017 Graduate Becomes First in Governor’s Fellowship Program

by Katie Bradley | Jul 06, 2017

Topher AndersonTopher Anderson ’17, a biology major and San Damiano Scholar, will spend the next year learning the ins and outs of state government through the Governor’s Fellowship Program.

The highly selective fellowship will provide Topher with a unique experience in Indiana State Government. Fellows serve state agencies on a rotating basis over the course of a year, participating in the daily activities of state government, completing special projects, and experiencing firsthand how policies are made.

“It’s a great career step and a really exciting way to apply my biology major to something besides medicine,” Topher said. “I really like local government because it’s a place where you can have your voice heard and I really want to get involved.”

Topher originally planned on medical school after graduation. When he decided to make a change, he went to the Exchange to discuss what else was possible with a degree in biology and an interest in government and policy.

Ellen Whitt, executive director of the Exchange, told him about the Governor’s Fellowship Program and even introduced him to people serving in state government.  

“I met with them and we talked about what state government is like,” Topher said. “Everything I heard confirmed that it was the right next step for me.”

Topher is one of only four recent college graduates accepted into the fellowship. He begins his first rotation in the Department of Workforce Development.

Topher credits many with helping him throughout his time at Marian, including Mark Erdosy and the San Damiano Program for Church Leadership; professors Carl Lecher, Ph.D., Matthew Sherman, Ph.D., and Loren Bertocci, Ph.D.; and the people who worked with him to create the Students for Sustainable Stewardship, a program founded by Topher to promote Responsible Stewardship on campus.  

“Being surrounded by a community of people who are always pushing you to grow and seek the better was just awesome,” Topher said. 

For More Information

Contact Cathy Siler in the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at or 317.955.6241.

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