Maresa Kelly '19

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Are you ready to lead? 

Joining the Marian University Speech and Debate Team her freshman year helped her meet her closest friends, gain influential mentors, and use her speeches to advocate for social justice, says Maresa Kelly '19

The way I would describe speech to someone who has never heard of it before is the purest form of advocacy. You’re able to bring people’s voice to life that maybe have never had the opportunity to do that for themselves.

Meeting people through student government
Getting involved in student government helped Oluwabanwo Adeniyi '21 feel like she’s part of the campus community.
Watch Bami's story
Building relationships with faculty and coaches
After he explored his college options, Conor Smith '20 decided to choose Marian because of his interest in athletics and exercise science.
Read Conor's story
Following her dream to be a dentist
After graduating cum laude with Marian's Class of 2017, Chrislyn (Church) Fite is well on her way.
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