To celebrate 40 years since it first officially became a university, the Office of Alumni Engagement at Millersville University recently recognized 40 outstanding alumni as Marvelous Marauders. Their graduating classes span from 1950 to 2018, but all the honored alumni are successful in their professional fields and have stayed engaged with the University post-graduation.
Millersville was established as the Lancaster County Normal School in 1855 before becoming the Millersville State Normal School in 1859. After being renamed Millersville State College in 1959, the school officially became Millersville University of Pennsylvania in 1983.
The Marvelous Marauders program highlights alumni who have demonstrated dedication, professional achievement, excellence and a commitment to staying engaged with Millersville University. A selection committee reviewed 113 nominations to narrow it down to 40 honorees.
“The 40 Marvelous Marauder recipients exemplify the spirit of Millersville University, including commitment, passion, leadership and distinction,” says Kristin Schab, director of alumni engagement.
A full gallery of the Marvelous Marauders can be found on the alumni webpage, complete with photos, quotes and a snapshot of each alum’s personal and professional achievements. The alumni will also be celebrated and shared on Millersville University’s social media platforms in the following weeks.
“This year’s inaugural 40 alumni honorees represent just a sample of incredible success stories from our 74,000 alumni. Selected from more than 110 nominations, these educators, entrepreneurs, government professionals, business executives and nonprofit leaders are innovators in their fields.” Schab adds. “We hope that the incredible MU alumni success stories inspire and motivate current and future alumni Marauders for years to come.”
Nominations for the 2023-24 class of Marvelous Marauders will open in the fall of 2023. For more information about the award eligibility and criteria or to nominate a Marvelous Marauder, click here.