Marquette University to host October events to honor alumnus James Foley

Marquette University will host three events in mid-October to honor alumnus James Foley. A 1996 graduate of Marquette’s Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Foley was kidnapped in Syria and later murdered by Islamic State militants while on assignment as a reporter covering the region.

Marquette University Names First-ever James Foley Scholar

On the one-year anniversary of James Foley’s tragic death, Marquette University’s J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication has announced Jacob Zelinski as its first-ever James Foley Scholarship recipient. Zelinski, who will begin his freshman year next week at Marquette, graduated this spring from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy.

Jesuit Institutions to Honor James Foley on 41st Birthday

This weekend, when Foley would have celebrated his 41st birthday on Saturday, Oct. 18th, Jesuit colleges and universities across the country will join his family in solidarity, as they celebrate his life at a memorial service.