Press Releases

The following is a sampler of notable activity at our member institutions. More news can be found on members' websites.

If your AFCU college or university would like to share press releases with the wider AFCU membership, please send them directly to the AFCU Executive Director at Please provide a web link and/or send press releases as an attachment. Provide contact information.1

12.06.17 - Marian University Professor of French Named Teacher of the Year
12.06.17 - Four University of St. Francis Alumni Receive Emmy Awards
09.21.17 - University of St. Francis Awarded US Department of Justice Grant
07.07.17 - Hilbert College Director Named to Blackboard MVP Program
07.06.17 - 2017 Marian Graduate Becomes First in Governor's Fellowship Program
06.21.17 - HRSA Awards Nearly $2 Million Grant to Lourdes University
06.19.17 - Lourdes University Upward Bound Receives $1.2 Million in Funding
05.10.17 - Marian University Dean Selected as Impact Academy Fellow
05.04.17 - Hilbert College Selected to Receive CIC Intergenerational Connections Grant
04.25.17 - Marian Student Named Newman Civic Fellow
04.21.17 - University of St. Francis Students Receive Outstanding Research Award
04.10.17 - University of St. Francis Receives Health Association Presidential Citation Award
03.28.17 - Marian Medical Students Mentor Cold Spring School Robotic Team
03.13.17 - University of St. Francis Proudly Sponsors Illinois State Schools of Character
03.08.17 - Hilbert College Student Awarded Collegiate Sales & Marketing Scholarship
02.27.17 - Two Franciscan Universities Team Up for Service and Fellowship
02.20.17 - University of St. Francis Joins Catholic Leaders in Support of Clean Power Plan
02.20.17 - University of St. Francis President Elected to CIC Board of Directors
02.16.17 - Hilbert College Student Receives Independent Sector Community Service Award
01.30.17 - University of Saint Francis Policy Encourages Employees to Serve Community
01.18.17 - Meaningful Medicine Brings Empathy to Marian Medical Education
01.17.17 - Hilbert College Launches "Unity with Our Community" Service Day in Honor of MLK
01.05.17 - Marian Campus Ministry Develops Franciscan Physician Vocation Program
12.20.16 - Marian Professor Named World Languages Teacher of the Year
12.19.16 - University of St. Francis Alumnus Wins Emmy for Work in News
12.05.16 - University of St. Francis Establishes Education Partnership with Cathedral
11.09.16 - Hilbert College Freshman Organizes 5K to Benefit Kaely's Kindness
10.25.16 - Marian Students Spend Fall Break Exploring Poverty in Indianapolis
10.21.16 - Felician Women's Basketball Returns to Volunteer at Towers to Tunnel Run
10.12.16 - Lourdes Social Work Students "Walk for Water"
10.11.16 - University of St. Francis Director of Freshman Admissions Receives National Recognition
09.27.16 - Lourdes Named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 4th Consecutive Year
09.15.16 - University of Saint Francis Instituting Sacred Time on Campus
09.07.16 - University of St. Francis Alumni Produce Nature Documentary
08.31.16 - University of St. Francis Hosts English Language & Literatures Conference
08.18.16 - Lourdes Appold Planetarium Offers Black Holes
08.17.16 - Marian Medical Students Help Kick Off Healthy School Year for Local Kids
08.09.16 - USF Alumna Receives 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader Award
08.02.16 - Marian's Writing Futures Collaborates to Share Indy Residents' Stories
05.05.16 - Marian Medical Student Task Force Checks Their Peers' Mental Health Vital Signs
04.14.16 - Marian University Lands $15 Million in Donations for New Facilities
04.12.16 - Marian Medical Student Receives St. Vincent's Foundation Caring Angel Award
04.05.16 - Hilbert College Hosts Photojournalist Brendan Bannon as Artist-In-Residence
03.31.16 - Marian University Speaker Series Features Ambassador Feisal Istrabadi
03.31.16 - Felician Softball Attempts to Strike Out Cancer
03.28.16 - Hilbert College to Hold Summer Camp for Aspiring Filmmakers
03.16.16 - Hilbert College Earns Highest Financial Responsibility Score for 5th Straight Year
03.13.16 - Felician Softball Adopted by Central Florida Kindergarten Class
02.18.16 - University of St. Francis College of Nursing Earns 97% NCLEX Pass Rate
01.21.16 - Sen. Cory Booker Recipient of Felician University's MLK Jr. Legacy Award
01.07.16 - SFU Institutes Catholic Daughters of the Americas Campus Court; First in PA
12.24.15 - Marian University Football Wins Second NAIA National Title in Three Years
12.17.15 - Tower and Garman Foundations Support Hilbert College Programs
12.09.15 - St. Bonaventure Partnering with Chicago Firm to Offer Online Program in Strategic Management
12.09.15 - Viterbo University Receives Lilly Endowment High School Youth Theology Initiative Grant
11.13.15 - Young Woman Who Started Orphanage in Nepal to Receive Honorary Degree from St. Bonaventure
11.06.15 - Teen with Rare Kidney Disease Joins St. Bonaventure Club Hockey Team
10.26.15 - St. Bonaventure Launches Initiative to Maximize Use of Facilities for Region
10.09.15 - Marian University Global Studies Speaker Series Includes U.S. Senator
10.09.15 - Nearly 400 Students Give Back during Saint Francis University R.E.D. Day
10.07.15 - Viterbo University Receives $2 Million Dept. of Education Grant for Improving Student Success
09.23.15 - Marian University President Signs Formal Commitment to Community
08.27.15 - Hilbert College, St. Bonaventure University Collaborate to Offer Degrees in Cybersecurity
07.27.15 - Viterbo MS in Mental Health Counseling Receives Prestigious CACREP Accreditation