Rev. Ronald Bieganowski, S.J., and Rev. Grant Garinger, S.J., reach Jesuit milestones

Rev. Ronald Bieganowski, S.J., right, is one of two members of the Marquette Jesuit community who reached a jubilee this year.

An icon graphic representing the Formation of Hearts and Minds from the Beyond Boundries Strategic PlanTwo members of the Marquette Jesuit community were recognized in June for reaching jubilees this year. Rev. Ronald Bieganowski, S.J., is celebrating 50 years since his ordination to the priesthood as a member of the Society of Jesus; Rev. Grant Garinger, S.J., is celebrating 25 years of priesthood. 

Father Bieganowski, who has been a Jesuit for 63 years, serves as the chaplain for the College of Business Administration. He was previously an associate professor of English in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. He began teaching undergraduates at Marquette in 1976, regularly leading a two-semester survey of American Literature along with sections of the first-year writing course and upper division courses. 

Father Bieganowski has researched the works of Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe and James Baldwin. He also served as the director of the Honors Program and worked in University Advancement, coordinating alumni ministry for four years. 


Father Garinger works as a liturgical coordinator for Campus Ministry and serves as the hall minster for Mashuda Hall. He also teaches in the Diederich College of Communication as part of the Department of Digital Media and Theatre Arts. 

Father Garinger has researched Jesuit spirituality, directing for the stage and film, and television editing. 

Fathers Bieganowski and Garinger were recognized on June 10 at the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus celebration with a Mass at the Church of the Gesu and a dinner in the Alumni Memorial Union.