In addition to celebrating 50 years of education, Marian Court will honor the Sisters of Mercy, who founded the school in 1964 as a secretarial school for women. Over the years, the college evolved from strictly a secretarial school to a co-educational junior college granting associate degrees to a four-year school now offering bachelor's degrees in business administration and criminal justice, as well as associate degrees in 11 programs of study.
The 50th anniversary gala, which will raise money for scholarships, will also feature the presentation of the Beacon Award to Jack Burke of Swampscott. The Beacon Award is given to an individual who makes a significant contribution to his or her community as evidenced by the Mercy core values of integrity, compassion, justice and service to others.
Burke's association with Marian Court spans four decades, including roles as chair of the board of trustees, construction consultant, ex-officio facilities manager and a true friend of the college.
The gala will include a silent auction and live auction conducted by Jim Braude of New England Cable News and WGBH radio.
Tickets to the gala are $50, or $37.50 for alumni. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Lauren Baker at email@example.com or 781-309-5279.Marian Court College is a four-year, co-educational, Catholic college that draws students who commute to the school from throughout the North Shore. In addition to offering bachelor's degrees in business administration and criminal justice, the college offers associate degrees in: accounting, business management, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, fashion merchandising, healthcare management, hospitality management, liberal arts, marketing, paralegal studies and sports management.