40 MARAUDERS TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS
DID YOU KNOW...
Millersville University was established in 1855 as the Lancaster County Normal School, the first state normal school in Pennsylvania. It subsequently changed its name to Millersville State Normal School in 1859 and Millersville later became a state teachers’ college in 1927. It was renamed Millersville State College in 1959 and officially became Millersville University of Pennsylvania in 1983.
About Marvelous Marauders
The Millersville University Marvelous Marauders program was created in honor of the 40th anniversary of Millersville becoming a university. This inaugural program will recognize alumni who have demonstrated dedication, professional achievement, excellence, and most importantly, a commitment to staying engaged with Millersville University after graduating. Nominees are judged specifically on the impact of the nominee’s professional/vocational work and/or service to the MU community.
“It was an amazing honor to be included and recognized as one of the first 40 Marauders in the inaugural class of Marvelous Marauders. Millersville has been an integral part of my life on many levels, since graduation. ”- Cheryl Youtz | '69, '72M
“It was an honor to be recognized by the institution that laid the foundation for my career as a biology professor.”- Jenn Houtz | '18
The timeline for the awards process is as follows:
- Late Fall 2023: Nominations open
- February 2024: Nominations close
- Spring/Summer 2024: Marvelous Marauders are announced
Meet the Selection Committee
Rich Barbacane ’70
Joan Caruso '73
Dexter Davis ’77
Mindy Richards ’84
Leizel Schlott '22
David Sigler '02
Margaret Thorwart '17
Denise Werner ’96
Audrey Bare, Assistant Director, Mentorship, The Career Center
Alyssa Messner '23
Kristin Schab – Director of Alumni Engagement
Lindsay Sanborn – Digital Gifts Officer
Marvelous Marauder Promotion
It is our hope that the alumni recipients will represent just a sample of incredible MU alumni success stories and inspire and motivate current and future alumni leaders for years to come. The Millersville University Office of Alumni Engagement will proudly honor these members of the MU community, all of whom have made an impact on their industries, their communities, their alma mater, and others' lives around the world.
Following the release of our 40 Marvelous Marauders, the Office of Alumni Engagement will work to feature each Marauder through social media and other multimedia channels.
Applications for the 2023-2024 Marvelous Marauder program will be available fall 2023. More information coming soon.
Award Eligibility and Criteria
Review what makes an alumni eligible to be considered for this award.