Marian University Welcomes Nurses Home with a “Bash”
The nurses are coming home and Marian University is celebrating with a Bash… a bash through walls, that is.
The Bash, which took place earlier this week, had Marian University executives, faculty, students, and even Sisters of St. Agnes, the order that founded Marian, taking part in the demolition. The event kicked off a renovation by C.D. Smith Construction that will transform the first and second floors of the Stayer Center on Marian’s main campus. The new home of Marian’s Nursing Program will feature state-of-the-art simulation laboratories, classrooms, and study areas for Nursing and other health professions. (Click the poster image below to see it at a larger size.) The previous location for Nursing was Marian’s Center for Health Professions building in downtown Fond du Lac.
“This move will be a significant convenience for nursing students, because it puts them just steps away from the Ridenour Science Center, where they have many of their core-curricular sciences courses,” said Cheryl Seelig, Program Director for Nursing at Marian University. “This helps us focus even more on providing students with a high-quality education in one place.”
Marian University, which has been training nursing and nurse leaders for almost sixty years, has one of the highest NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) passing rates in the state of Wisconsin at 96.67 percent.
The bash will also be an inauguration of a new program at Marian University – Construction Management. Marian President Michelle Majewski likes the idea of involving students in the bash. “We’re having both nursing students and construction managements students take part in the demolition, to symbolize Marian University’s many breakthroughs in higher education,” said Majewski. “The Nursing program shows our longevity and the Construction Management program shows we are constantly innovating.”
With the move, Marian University will put the building at 30 South Main Street in Fond du Lac up for sale. “That building had its time for us,” said Majewski, “But it will be better suited for a new owner.”
Marian University was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, a group of pioneering sisters, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The university has a rich tradition of dedication to the education of the whole person and offers a variety of undergraduate, masters and adult learning degrees at its main campus and online.