Graduates Says Her Faith Led Her to Apply to Marian University

by hannah is so extra | Jan 19, 2021

Brenden Kudla | January 12, 2021 

Maresa Kelly, a December 2019 graduate of Marian University, grew up in New Albany, Indiana, where she was born and raised Catholic. maresakelly_200px Her faith led her to apply to Catholic schools near and far, ultimately choosing Marian.

“During my second year at Marian, I found Marian University Speech and Debate here on campus,” Kelly said. “The communication program at Marian and the speech and debate team became my family and made Marian my home away from home.”

With a global studies minor, Kelly embarked on two study abroad trips. The first was to Guatemala for a mission trip. The second trip was to Brazil, where she and four other Marian students studied the media’s impact on beauty and how that relates to the standard of beauty in Brazilian culture. After completing the competitive application and interview process, Kelly was selected as an Orr Fellow.

Kelly now works for for TMap, an Indianapolis-based talent acquisition company geared towards bringing qualified talent into Indianapolis area organizations.