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Marquette Parent’s Program welcomes Kelly Neumann, assistant dean for new student and family programs

Kelly Neumann began in mid-October as the assistant dean for new student and family programs. Neumann is not new to Marquette. From 2001-08 she was the Cobeen Hall director, coordinator for student Organizations and leadership programs, and the coordinator for residence life programs. During this time, she developed relationships with many campus partners and learned the value of the Jesuit education at Marquette. She is excited to return to Marquette and develop and enhance the Marquette experience for new students and their families.

Neumann left Marquette to move with her husband, Chad (Bus Ad ’03) to Cologne, Germany, with his company. Following the family’s return, Neumann served as the Milwaukee office talent acquisition manager at accounting firm PwC. In this role, she worked on campuses throughout Wisconsin, primarily Marquette, University of Wisconsin–Madison, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. Through her efforts, PwC became the top employer of Marquette students. She worked closely with Marquette faculty and others within the College of Business Administration.

Neumann earned her bachelor’s degree from Simpson College and master’s degree in higher education from the University of Iowa. Neumann and her husband live in New Berlin with their four children, Will (8), Jack (6), Kate (4) and Addison (1).

Online parent chat to be held Nov. 17

Each semester, the Marquette Parent Program sponsors an online chat for parents to interact with Marquette leaders. A parent chat will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. (CT). Parents can register for the chat online to receive an email reminder about the event. Panelists from various campus departments will be on hand to answer your questions.

2017–18 FAFSA applications due Jan. 15

You can begin filing the 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as of Oct. 1, 2016. You will use your 2015 tax data when completing the 2017–18 application. More information about the new FAFSA filing deadline can be found on the Marquette Central website.

Marquette students must complete and submit their FAFSA every year to be considered for assistance. The Office of Student Financial Aid recommends having the FAFSA filed and submitted no later than Jan. 15, so it is processed and sent to Marquette by the Feb. 1 priority deadline. The student and one parent will need their own FSA ID numbers to electronically sign the FAFSA, which is completed and submitted online. Students can apply for an FSA ID or request a duplicate online. If the FAFSA is received by Marquette after the Feb. 1 Priority Deadline, financial aid could be reduced or eliminated due to limited funding. Any required documents must also be submitted to Marquette Central within 30 days of the student's initial request for missing documents. Missing documents are listed on CheckMarq.

Questions can be directed to Marquette Central at (414) 288-4000.

Graduation applications due Feb. 1; Commencement will be May 21

All Spring 2017 graduates and those summer and fall graduates who plan to participate in the May Commencement ceremonies are required to apply online via Checkmarq by Feb. 1, 2017.

All parents, family and friends are invited to attend Commencement weekend, May 19–21. The all-university Baccalaureate Mass will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the UWM Panther Arena. The all-university Commencement ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 21, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. More information regarding individual college commencement ceremonies, which take place on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, is available online. Tickets are not required for the Mass or all-university Commencement ceremony, but each college has different guidelines concerning tickets for individual college ceremonies, which can be found online.

Senior Week will take place May 15–19 and includes a variety of events for graduating seniors and their families to celebrate their accomplishments and provide one last memory of their time at Marquette. More information about Senior Week is available online.

Save the date for Family Weekend 2017

Mark your calendars for Friday, Sept. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 1. The annual weekend each fall for parents and families to connect with their students, Marquette, and the city of Milwaukee. Events are open to all family members of Marquette students. Mark your calendar!

2016 Giving Tuesday

Join Marquette as we celebrate #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, Nov. 29. On this global day of giving, we reflect on those who have impacted our lives and how we in turn can Be The Difference for others.

Students will have an opportunity to write a holiday card for a professor or mentor who had a positive impact on their Marquette experience.

You can participate, too. Leave Your Marq by donating to the Marquette Parents Fund, which supports student programs, enhanced technology and campus safety initiatives. http://go.mu.edu/giving-tuesday. #LeaveYourMarq

 
 

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