Jennifer Waning

Admission Counselor

Waning, Jen

Recruiting Territory


Jen grew up in the greater Cincinnati area and graduated from Roger Bacon High School. She graduated from Marian University with a degree in sociology. Prior to working in the Office of Admission at Marian University she spent many years in the financial services industry, and is thrilled to be back at MU!

 What is your favorite place on campus?

The Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel in Marian Hall is by far my favorite place. It is beautiful and so peaceful!

What do you like best about Indianapolis?

Indy is easy to get around, the streets mostly run in a grid—unlike Cincinnati!

Who would you rather have for a roommate- a zombie, a vampire, a gremlin, or bigfoot?

Although bigfoot would be cool, I am sure he would be a messy roommate, so I have to go with a vampire.

Where would you most like to visit?

I was blessed to visit Assisi, Italy—and would love to go back!

What is a favorite memory of your time at Marian University?

There are too many to pick just one! Swimming in the Stokely pool (it doesn’t exist anymore), mock rock, speaking at graduation, great friends, meeting my future husband and our wedding (see favorite place), and attending the National Championship Football game in 2012.

What advice would you offer to incoming freshmen?

Trust yourself! You know the feeling when you get when something “fits,” you should feel that way about where you are going to spend the next four years.

What is one question that every student should ask during the college search?

What happens if I change my mind about my major? It is difficult to know what you want to do for the rest of your life; you want to make sure you have options, if your interests change. 

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