Knight Spotlight - Featuring Outstanding Alumni from 50 Years

Marian High School first opened its doors to 239 freshmen in 1964.  Year after year, Marian has had a strong tradition of producing graduates who pursue successful careers and leadership positions in a wide variety of professions and endeavors. Here are just a few examples of how Marian alumni are impacting the world today. 


Julie Kramer White – Class of 1985

Julie Kramer White

Julie Kramer White from NASA Johnson Space Center tells her story of how she began her career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field.  She was also honored by then President Obama for her work on the Orion Spacecraft.  Julie is presently the Deputy Director of Engineering for Johnson Space Center where her responsibilities include the Orion Spacecraft, the International Space Station and Commercial Crew Program engineering support. 

Timothy Trippel – Class of 2011

Tim Trippel is a doctoral student in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan.  He is the first author of a significant paper on the finding that autonomous systems, like package delivery drones and self-driving cars, may be vulnerable to acustic hacking

Tim Trippel

As the first graduating Class of 1968 celebrates its 50 year reunion in 2018 we would like to celebrate the nearly 8,000 Marian Alumni making an impact in the world. Beginning in the fall of 2018, Marian will be initiating the “Knight Spotlight” program in order to highlight some of the impressive work and accomplishments of our graduates.  We are looking forward to featuring in-depth information about our alumni for the community to read on our website and in the alumni newsletter, the Marian Today. 

We invite all members of the Marian family to share what they are doing at this time or submit information regarding accomplishments of others.  Those who will be honored should demonstrate a commitment to Marian’s core values of learning, serving and leading. Many gifted and talented alumni will make this a challenge to only choose one for each spotlight. Be sure to include those who live out the often used quotation, 

“excellence can be doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

Please share information for an alumna or alumnus here.





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