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Fishers resident awarded prestigious Orr Fellowship

Lauren Kenney

Lauren Kenney, a December 2021 Marian University graduate and Fishers resident, has been named an Orr Fellow.

The prestigious Orr Fellowship is a post-graduate experience for recent college graduates that provides them a full-time paid position at an Indianapolis company. The Orr Fellow works full time at the company for two years while also completing a unique curriculum designed to challenge and further their professional development through mentoring and honing their business and entrepreneurial skills for career excellence and success.

On average, the Orr Fellowship accepts only 6 percent of those who apply annually. Kenney is one of three Marian University students to receive an Orr Fellowship this year. She has accepted a position at the Indy Chamber upon her December 2021 graduation. The Indy Chamber empowers and supports local businesses to help them achieve success in the Indianapolis region.

“I am so thankful because I would not be in the position I am without all of the faculty and staff I have encountered during my time here at Marian University,” said Kenny. “Everything I’ve done here at Marian, from coursework, internships, and more have prepared me to make meaningful connections, and put in my best efforts in the Orr Fellowship and in life.”

About Marian University Indianapolis Founded in 1937, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2021, Marian is serving more than 2,500 undergraduate and more than 1,150 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 40 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Midwestern rankings to be named #3 Most Innovative Regional University, #5 Best Value University, and #28 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, the 2019 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.