107.1 The Bull linkKFIZ News AM 1450 on Facebook
Listen Live to KFIZ.1 FM
KFIZ Closings and Cancellations in the Fond du Lac, WI area.  Sponsored by Airtech Heating and Cooling
Korneli Wisconsin
KFIZ South Valley Weather Updates
KFIZ social network facebook and Twitter feeds

Newsletter Sign-Up

Captcha Image

Wisconsin Farm Report with Pam Jahnke   WRN - Wisconsin Radio Network
Advertise with KFIZ.1 FM
Edward Jones   Jerry Schneider Band Polka Show 9:00 AM - Noon Saturdays on KFIZ

Mary Narges Honored As UW FDL Distinguished Alumni Award Winner


Free Spirit Riders co-founder Mary Narges was honored posthumously with the UW Fond du Lac Distinguished Alumni Award. Her family accepted the award on her behalf at the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation’s annual donor and scholarship reception on September 27th. Narges was a non-traditional student who attended the school from 1980 to 1984. Foundation Executive Director Rhonda Stucky says Mary left behind quite a legacy for the community. She also was a social worker and started the Compassionate Friends, an organization for grieving parents who have lost children. Mary’s children, Gina Marchionda-Schneider and Rocco Marchionda, shared memories of their mother’s years at UW-Fond du Lac while they were children and often accompanied her to classes. Stucky says Gina talked about hanging out with her Mom while Mary was a student worker in the Library. The reception was also a time to celebrate the $45,000 in scholarships the Foundation awarded to 47 students over the past year. 

UW-Fond du Lac Regional Associate Dean of Administration and Finance, Bethany Rusch (right) recently presented the university’s posthumous 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award to the family of Mary Narges (left to right), her children, Rocco Marchionda and Gina Marchionda-Schneider, and her husband, Chuck Narges. Narges attended UW-Fond du Lac from 1980 through 1984. She was honored at the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation’s annual donor and scholarship reception held on Sept. 27 in the University Center Commons. This is the 14th year the award has been presented.

Comments 0

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow readers.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in article.

Post a Comment
Required *

- +


Captcha Image
KFIZ Phone: 920-921-1071
All content © 2012 Mountain Dog Media, USA
Web Design and Development by Wyld_Desyns LLC - "Take Your Business to the Next Level!