Mary Welker ’20 is a mom, a role model to her four daughters, a full-time Syracuse University staff member, an Alumni Scholar and a recipient of the Nancy Gelling Award given to a student for high academic achievement.

In May, the University College Class of 2020 graduate shared the significant accomplishment of graduating from Syracuse University with her daughter, Abbey. Mary earned a bachelor of professional studies (B.P.S.) degree in creative leadership from University College and Abbey earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and rhetorical studies from the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Mary’s youngest daughter, Martha, will be a sophomore this fall in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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