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More to cheer about — Marquette basketball success is touted off the court and in the classroom in a CNN story, with graduation rates for student-athletes cited “as the rule, not the exception.” Photo by Maggie Casey






Rev. Erik Neider, Arts ’99, responds to the call to service.

26 Milwaukee reinvented — and it looks and smells good.


26 Old Milwaukee? Think again New Milwaukee earned praise as Chicago’s “hip younger sister you secretly want to hang out with.” You’ll love the way alumni are contributing to the transformation. F E AT U R ES

22 PEERS teaches teens with autism steps for making friends, and more.

18 I am only one, but I am one Wondering how to respond to the university’s call to service? Alumni show it doesn’t take much to change a life, change a day and change ourselves.

22 Autism + teens Kids, teens and caregivers are on the minds of these Marquette researchers.

31 2012 Alumni National Awards They prove the wisdom in following your passion wherever it leads.

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Online extras this issue An alumnus was so moved by a prayer in our last issue that he put it to music. Plus what’s it like to have Marquette’s president for your teacher? In her story, finance senior Katherine Curiel mentions a lot of homework and more.


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Good to the last drop Studying obesity Dead poets society Real collaboration in a virtual world

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6 academic matters

on the Web

6 MOVe takes on obesity as a modern plague.

10 being the difference

> Blessed are these peacemakers

12 alumni connect

> Super Bowl-sized victory > Mash-ups give memories an update

14 mu interview

> “What I’ve learned so far”

Time out with Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

in every issue

16 snap:shot

> Alumni tell us what lessons really stuck

Editor: Joni Moths Mueller Assistant Editor: Nicole Sweeney Etter Copy Editing Assistance: Becky Dubin Jenkins Contributing Writers: Magazine intern Jessie Bazan, Andrew Brodzeller, Tim Cigelske, Steve Filmanowicz and Chris Stolarski Design: Winge Design Studio Photography: Kat Berger, Maggie Casey, Jason Smith, John Wagner Illustrations © Serge Bloch, p. 4; Marc Johns, p. 22 Stock Images © AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, p. 12; Milwaukee County Historical Society, p. 26; Nattapol Pornsalnuwat, p. 29


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Class Notes

59 Letters to the Editor Readers weigh in with their views 60 Tilling the soil Exploring faith together



I am not ashamed to admit it. I’m a full-fledged poetry fan. On a professional level, that means I don’t feel right

unless I’m doing what I’m doing this semester: leading a group of students around a seminar table through


conversations about the role of verse in an artistically, politically and religiously charged time such as 16th-century England. On a personal level, it means growing accustomed to a low-profile but life-enhancing pursuit, a passion nur-

The world is a complicated

tured in small book groups, academic conferences and

place. Without poetry,

favorite reading chairs.

I must say I would

understand it a good deal

This time of year is different, however. April is National

Poetry Month — 30 days when poetry is embraced and openly celebrated. If you spend time on campus this month,

less, in all its beauty and

don’t be surprised by sights that might otherwise be hard

in its horrors, too. I would

to imagine: members of our university community filing into

feel less aware of the

lecture halls to hear accomplished poets on our faculty recite their work or students scribbling favorite passages on

grace God gives us.

banners in the Alumni Memorial Union. Even our social media channels are pulsing with a new sort of conversation as friends and followers share familiar poems and flag new discoveries introduced by others.

Given the underappreciation of this art form during many

decades, poetry fans have been known to mount vigorous defenses of the medium — to impress on others why poetry matters. I’ve taken that approach before, to be sure, but this time I’ll merely offer up my own experience as an example. The world is a complicated place. Without poetry, I must say I would understand it a good deal less, in all its beauty and in its horrors, too. I would feel less aware of the grace God gives us to make our way through life, make meaning and bring comfort to others.

Poetry has always been a significant part of the Jesuit

educational tradition. None other than St. Ignatius Loyola

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saw a rich role for arts and imagery in the work of the order he founded, the Society of Jesus. Ignatius believed “the earth, like the heavens, narrates the glory of God” but in a way that can escape the average person. Enter the artist, the poet, to help us see and understand. It’s no accident that through the centuries, the Jesuits have produced significant poets, including Matthias Sarbiewski, St. Robert Southwell, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Daniel Berrigan.

In an address to Jesuit poets, former Jesuit Superior General Pedro

Arrupe said: “You are the fortunate ones. You speak and all listen, all understand. … Heart speaks to heart in mysterious ways, and it is the artist who holds the key to the mystery. His is the catechesis not of word, but of tone and stone. The poet can touch the wellsprings of the human heart and release energies of the soul that the rest of the world does not suspect.”

So allow me to use this forum to extend poetry’s “moment” a bit

longer by sharing a favorite of mine, with a reminder that there’s nothing wrong with —  and, in fact, there’s everything right about —  experiencing poetry throughout the year. Indeed, our gratitude

Ignatius believed “the

must go to Marquette’s English Department, theatre arts program and libraries for assuring literature’s flame never burns out.

earth, like the heavens, narrates the glory of God” but in a way that can escape the average person. Enter the artist, the poet, to help us see and understand.

Pied Beauty By Gerard Manley Hopkins Glory be to God for dappled things ­—   For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;       For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;    Landscape plotted and pieced — fold, fallow, and plough;       And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange;    Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)       With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:

Praise Him.

Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. PRESIDENT


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academic matters : 6 on campus : 8 being the difference : 10 alumni connect : 12 mu interview : 14 snapshot : 16

we are marquette H O W T O T H I N K F O R M Y S E L F . When asked to cite the most important lesson

learned at Marquette, the chorus of alumni responses returned via Twitter and Facebook seemed nearly audible. From how to think for myself to where I met my wife to F=MA, the answers say much about what alumni discovered here. That spirit of exploration and revelation is constant. In this issue, read about new ideas launched to study issues as diverse as obesity, peacemaking and water conservation, and enjoy a Q&A with President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

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academic matters

Studying obesity Dr. Linda Vaughn, professor of

biomedical sciences, teaches

a class on stress, addiction and obesity — what she likes to call “the modern plagues.” When the neuroscientist looked around campus, she realized many colleagues

Good to the last drop

share her fascination for understanding the obesity epidemic.

Last fall Vaughn launched the

Marquette Obesity Venture — MOVe for

Last spring, Dr. McGee Young, associate professor

of political science, challenged students in his

short — to bring together Marquette faculty and community partners interested in the mechanisms, prevention,

Environmental Politics course to solve a problem

and treatment of pediatric and adult

obesity. Soon nearly 20 professors from

related to fresh water sustainability.

By the end of the semester the class came up with, an online tool to help homeowners track and monitor their water use with data from water utilities. As word of spread, Marquette students and employees quickly went online. They started punching in their home addresses to compete for bragging rights to see whose household earned the best water conservation score. “In the last five years, 36 states have suffered from drought conditions, with states like Georgia putting in place sanctions on water use,” says Young. “The issue of water scarcity is not going away. We think we can provide a solution for water conservation for folks across the country.”

Building upon the excitement and competitiveness of comparing scores in the 18 cities for which data is available — including Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.; St. Paul, Minn.; and Fort Worth, Texas — the site is being modified to provide a more personalized dashboard for users and enable households or even neighborhoods to have water conservation contests. The students are encouraging more cities and utilities to provide water-usage data and promote the service to users. Timing for unveiling the improvements and additional cities is expected to coincide with Earth Day, April 22. “Marquette is a place that helps build the next generation of leaders and changemakers,” says Young, “and I’m fortunate to be part of that.” m AB

the College of Health Sciences, College of Nursing, and Klingler College of Arts and Sciences signed up to participate.

first thing is getting to know each other  — you can’t collaborate if you don’t know each other and what everyone is working on.”

H2Oscore received a $1,000 grant from the Ashoka Foundation to launch the site last spring. Marquette is one of 13 schools named an Ashoka Changemaker Campus, recognized as a hub for teaching and promoting social entrepreneurs.


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“I wanted it to be university-wide,”

Vaughn says, referring to MOVe. “The

In addition to sparking new research

synergies and community partnerships, she hopes the group will serve as a resource for obesity and wellness education. MOVe has already started a seminar series and hopes eventually to offer a continuing education course on obesity-related topics. Learn more at m NSE

academic matters

Real collaboration in a virtual world Nearly 170 researchers from 150 universities in two dozen countries collaborate at lightning speed thanks to the Center for Intercultural New Media Research, established and run by

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Dr. Robert Shuter, professor of communication studies in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication.

Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., has said: “There is nothing in the world like the classroom. I think it’s a sacred space.” At the end of his first year as president of the University of Scranton — the first of his academic career when he didn’t teach a course — he thought, “There’s something missing in my life.” So it’s not surprising that during his busy second semester overseeing Marquette and its 11 colleges, Father Pilarz spends Monday afternoons teaching English 4420: Renaissance Literature of the 16th Century. For his students, it’s a prime opportunity to witness Father Pilarz breathing life into the 400-somethingyear-old works of his favorite authors, such as Thomas More, William Shakespeare and Robert Southwell.

It’s also a rare chance for plenty of face time

with the president.

“He’s very down to earth, relaxed and really digs

This Web-based virtual symposium uses a Facebook-like interface to connect professors who study what Shuter calls “the intersection between new media and international and intercultural communication.” The site features a searchable database, blogs and open forums, all of which aim to foster collaboration and inspire new research ventures, he says. Among the members of the center are 26 senior research associates who drive research initiatives and help build the academic heft of the organization. For example, a team of six members from the United States and Africa is seeking funding to research e-mobile health

applications in Africa. Other research under way includes examining intercultural perspectives on mobile phone use in college classrooms and new media use in protest movements worldwide. Shuter, who also chairs the National Communication Association’s Division on International and Intercultural Communication, anticipates the center will grow to become a think tank that sponsors virtual meetings and on-site conferences. Ultimately, he’d like the center to produce a peer-reviewed academic journal. m CS

into the subjects,” says finance senior Katherine Curiel. “So when he is lecturing, I doubt anyone is thinking of him as the president. We do get some perks, though. There’s always a table with coffee, tea and water for us to take during class, so that’s another encouragement to go to class.” m SF O N L I N E E X T R A Curiel shares more about class

with Father Pilarz and his homework assignments at

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on campus

health information and support in a facilitated group.

Women who participate in their

own care are shown to be highly satisfied with their care, have more prenatal knowledge, and feel more ready for labor and birth. The model has been shown to improve outcomes by increased birth weight and decreased preterm births.

The majority of deaths among

African-American infants are related to prematurity. Breastfeeding has been shown to provide direct bene-

Better start for Milwaukee’s babies

fits for premature infants, according to Dr. Karen Robinson, Nurs ’97, Grad ’01, ’10, assistant professor of nursing.

“As an African-American woman

who breastfed both my children,

This Milwaukee Journal Sentinel headline described a shocking issue: “Milwaukee’s rate of infant death is among the highest in the nation.”

I find the breastfeeding disparities between African-American, Caucasian and Hispanic women shocking and unsettling,” Robinson says.

Faculty and staff at the

The MNHC program will use

will provide prenatal, birth and

certified lactation consultants and

Marquette Neighbor-

postpartum care to help mothers

breastfeeding peer counselors

hood Health Center,

and families through these life-

who make regular contact with

which is operated by

changing events and improve

women before and after birth to

the College of Nursing,

infant outcomes. Prenatal care

help families understand the impor-

are committed to turning that

will be provided with the Center-

tance of breastfeeding and provide

trend by instituting an innovative

ing Pregnancy® model of care that

assistance if women encounter

model of care for expectant women

combines health evaluation,

problems. m JMM

and their families. The model provides a continuum of care following MNHC patients through the pre-

natal and postpartum periods that

have the highest infant death

includes Centering Pregnancy,

rates among all races, I want


nurse-midwifery managed care and breastfeeding support.

MNHC won a five-year, nearly

to develop interventions to increase breastfeeding rates

$1.5 million federal grant to imple-

among African-American women

ment the nurse-midwifery practice

to provide our babies with the

and develop a breastfeeding support

healthiest start possible,”

program for underserved urban, largely at-risk African-American women. Certified nurse-midwives


“Since African-Americans

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says Karen Robinson.

Marquette’s nation is worldwide and more

than 100,000 alumni strong. A new campaign is

designed to get current students plugged into

on campus

Marquette Nation plugs in students

fresh ink! Recently published books

by alumni and faculty

the action from the moment they step on campus. American Boy

“Marquette Nation is a comprehensive engagement and giving program for students designed u o ky than to continue Marquette’s traditions, build class unity, further Marquette’s mission by raising money for student scholarships and keep students engaged with the university after graduation,” says Michael Kelly, advancement officer for young alumni and student giving. The program kicked off with several new outreach efforts. On February 29, students marked Tuition Runs Out Day, signifying the day in the academic year when tuition revenue (62 percent of the cost to educate a Marquette student) is spent and outside funding such as alumni gifts begins to cover the rest of the cost of educating a Marquette student. The event included campuswide signage and a thank-you card signing in the Alumni Memorial Union. At New Student Orientation, freshmen received letters from young alumni welcoming them to Marquette and door hangers highlighting the “Top Ten Things To Do While a Freshman at Marquette.” A Countdown to Tipoff event inducted the freshman class to the tradition of Golden Eagles basketball, and a National Marquette Day Pre-game Party at the Union Sports Annex brought the annual alumni tradition to the student body. m NSE LEARN MORE


By Larry Watson, visiting professor American Boy tells the fictional tale of a 1960s Minnesota youth struggling with desires, loss and confrontations that ultimately lead him to a personal revelation of the American dream.

Simple Forgiveness: How Forgiveness Benefits You and Sets You Free from Emotional Wounds By Sharon (Becker) Routt, Arts ’70 Routt explores the pivotal role forgiveness plays in everyday life. She includes a four-step process to forgive in this compact self-help book.

Are You Really Ready for College? A College Dean’s 12 Secrets for Success — What High School Students Don’t Know By Robert Neuman, Grad ’69, Grad ’73 Armed with 25 years of insight and experience in academic advising, Neuman shows students how to practice in high school to succeed in college. The book focuses on major issues such as controlling workload and developing study strategies.

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being the difference

Blessed are these peacemakers Their assignment: Learn how to work for peace.

Thanks to the Marquette University Peace Works Program,

students at St. Pius V and St. Procopius Catholic schools

and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in the Pilsen neighborhood

of Chicago use active listening, conversation and

other skills to resolve differences.

community. For me, it’s mind-boggling that this stuff is being taught at such an early age.”

Dull and Cervantes help the younger

students talk about bullying, name calling, and conflicts with teachers and

Marquette employees

Molly Dull, director of

community,” says Cervantes. “There was

charades. Except in this game, students

the Peace Works Program

violence everywhere, and I didn’t have

act out emotions and learn to read

for the three schools,

anyone teaching me how to cope, how

body language associated with anger,

to become an agent for change in the

sadness or fear.

and instructor Henry Cervantes work with school

“I grew up in Pilsen, in the Little Village

parents. They play a game similar to

At St. Procopius School, where

administrators and teachers developing

approximately 80 students in grades 5–8

the curriculum that gives students time

participate in Peace Works, Principal

every week to think and talk about

Adam Dufault says he can see they are

violence — its causes, ripple effects,

learning from the experience.

costs — and learn how a little diplomacy

produces better results. Through con-

issues, but the programming is helping

versations and games, students begin to master methods for nonviolent conflict resolution.

“We’ve covered everything from

empathy to practical ways to address conflict to the history of violence in our world,” says Dull.


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“We rarely have major discipline

Instructor Henry Cervantes leads students in exploring how thoughts, words and actions can lead to violence.

to build an interior sense of right and wrong in our kids and a foundation for making peaceful decisions and caring choices,” he says.

The high school

students act out scenarios demonstrating how quickly misunderstandings escalate into vio-

being the difference

Using games and role playing, Peace Works Program Director Molly Dull helps students act out emotions and learn to read body language associated with anger, fear and sadness.

lence. One scenario set up a conflict between two friends who share a school locker. When one student borrows an iPod without asking permission, the friends argue ... their friends choose sides ...

school administrators get involved ...

headed in 1997 by theology professor

used by Milwaukee schools and organiza-

new rules for locker etiquette are drafted

Dr. Michael Duffey as a way to help his

tions serving kids and was even taken to

... and a friendship is permanently

own children handle bullying at school.

a high school in Cape Town, South Africa,


where Marquette students worked the

it was happening in hallways, on the play-

curriculum into school lessons.

Dull says, the students “realized every-

ground and in stairwells,” Duffey says.

one was affected because trust was lost,

Chicago schools excites Kennelly. “At

reputations were ruined and the whole

six weeks and focused on a handful of

least in the United States, one of the

school had to address a theft.”

key skills, including active listening and

leading causes of death and injury for

peer mediation. Students simulated

young people is violence and often youth-

schools is we’re serving a Latino first-

conflict and then flipped roles to work

on-youth violence,” he says. “So by training

generation population where almost

as mediators. To be successful, Duffey

kids from different schools, you create

all of the students have been impacted

says, teachers had to empower the stu-

neighborhoods of kids that have the skills

by violence,” says Patrick Kennelly, asso-

dents to work through issues without

to resolve differences. This program har-

ciate director of Marquette’s Center for

adult intervention. Finally, students

nesses the positive power of peer pressure

Peacemaking, which manages the Peace

signed agreements defining how they

and creates cultures where peacemaking

Works Program. “They’re learning life

would interact going forward.

and nonviolence are the norm.” m JMM

skills to help them not only handle

conflict in a positive manner but also

was founded at Marquette in 2007,

address the indignities of violence

Duffey and the center, led by Rev. Simon

and other injustice.”

Harak, S.J., have collaborated on the

By working through the scenario,

“What’s neat about all of these

The Peace Works concept was spear-

“The principal didn’t see it because

Duffey’s original curriculum lasted

Since the Center for Peacemaking

evolution of the curriculum. It has been

What’s happening now in the three

TO LEARN MORE about the Center for

Peacemaking at Marquette, visit

The Center for Peacemaking administers a major in peace studies and a variety of fellowships and programs to enable scholars and Marquette students to study peace initiatives. The center and the Peace Works Program are supported with grants from several donors, including the Sally and Terry Rynne Foundation.

Peacemaking with Boys & Girls Clubs In February, the Center for Peacemaking, in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee and a consortium of area nonprofits and private businesses, received a three-year, $750,000 grant to develop and implement nonviolence education, violence reduction, and restorative justice practices at 15 Boys & Girls Club sites across Milwaukee. The funding is provided by the Violence Prevention Initiative of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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alumni connect

At the same time that the Giants celebrated a win, Tom Sivak felt victorious with his city’s staging of a safe Super Bowl.

10-day period preceding the big game, Sivak’s division and supporting agencies were responsible for security at all Super Bowl-related entertainment events. In addition, his team was charged with ensuring public safety at venues where players could be found, including team hotels.

Developing a security plan for one

of the league’s most urban-based Super Bowls in history took two years, says Sivak, who has been planning section chief for more than a year.

“When I came in, we really started

planning for potential threats, risks and started forecasting out to make sure that we would have an adequate number of personnel to address any issues that might come up,” he says. That included 500 to 2,000 public safety personnel,

Super Bowl-sized victory

Sivak could not be happier with

the positive feedback he heard about

Perched inside the Lucas Oil Stadium command post,

the planning and execution of one of

the most-watched sporting events of

Tom Sivak, Arts ’05, needed a super set of eyes.

While NFL fans around the world

of official NFL events, concerts and

focused on the 22 players on the field,

parties in the days leading up to

Sivak monitored the nearly 70,000

the game, Sivak says Super Bowl

people in the stands and around the

Sunday “was probably the easiest

downtown area of Indianapolis.

day out of the bunch.”

As the Division of Homeland

Sivak, who majored in crimin-

Security’s planning section chief for

ology at Marquette, coordinated

Indianapolis, Sivak was responsible

and facilitated response planning

for personnel who monitored public

for local, state and federal public

safety for the throng of people

safety agencies to keep the more

attending Super Bowl XLVI. His work,

than 1 million football fanatics

however, was far from a game-day

who flocked to the festivities as

ordeal. In fact, after the whirlwind

secure as possible. During the

“The safety and security of Indianapolis was

our No. 1 priority, and we never fell short of that goal,” says Tom Sivak.


depending on the day.

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the year.

“We’re really proud we showed

the world that a medium-sized, Midwestern city can handle the big leagues,” he says. m JB

alumni connect Familiar yet different Inspired by the mash-up style of, Josh Arter, an advertising senior in the Diederich College of Communication, created a Marquette version. A wave of nostalgia for the college that will soon be his alma mater and a stumbled-upon website inspired Arter to start a new project — one that sparked immediate buzz on Facebook and Twitter.

Arter launched Dear Marquette, a Tumblr site

that encourages people to document Marquette memories by contrasting an old photograph with a present-day image of the identical setting. The combination of past and present photography is called a “mash-up.” Assisted by the enormous holdings in University Archives, Arter found about 20 images to get the Dear Marquette site off the ground. Arter has his favorite mash-ups — the carillon bells lined up on Central Mall before installation in the Marquette Hall bell tower and the front steps of O’Donnell Hall, among others.

Other alumni quickly joined the effort, contribut-

ing their own ideal mash-ups. Mykl Novak, Arts ’92, Grad ’10, documented campus fixture Real Chili. Although the counter is recognizable, the price of a bowl of mild or medium chili may surprise some alums. In the 1980s it was $1.40, and today’s students have to lay down $5.74. m Alumni are welcome to add to the collection of mash-ups at

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“What I’ve learned so far.” Time Out with Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

Father Pilarz spends Monday afternoons teaching English 4420: Renaissance Literature of the 16th Century.


Why was it important to dive back into teaching during your busy first year? It’s a great way for me to have a sense of who

After becoming Marquette’s 23rd president in August, Father Pilarz spent the fall semester alternating between learning about the university from those who know it best and moving on issues such as the composition of the Big East Conference and a search for a new athletics director. The spring semester found Father Pilarz back in the classroom teaching English literature while also engaging the university community in thinking about its future. Marquette Magazine caught up with the president to discuss where his — and the university’s — attention will turn this spring.

our students are and what they are concerned about. I can speak, as a result of teaching them, to their intelligence and compassion. … Ultimately, teaching is a way to stay in touch with them and, selfishly, to stay in touch with an academic discipline that I love and that gives me life. So I know that at least once a week, I’m going to be reading poems in addition to memos on the budget. And that gives me a lot of satisfaction and inspiration.


Does teaching influence your outlook as you meet with faculty to discuss Marquette’s future? I think so. It gives me a relationship with the faculty that I wouldn’t otherwise have. It helps me remember the realities that they are navigating all the time: grades, research, scholarship and class preparation. … As I speak with faculty I hear so clearly what


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they want for our students, and what they aspire to for our students. They really are committed to excellence and to the personal formation of the students who come to Marquette.


You and Provost John Pauly are asking faculty and administrators to discuss Marquette’s strengths and their aspirations for the university’s future. Where is this leading?

As a university, we can’t obviously fix all of Milwaukee’s problems or respond to all of Milwaukee’s challenges, but we do have tremendous resources here

These meetings are the first stage of

that can help Milwaukee and the region

what will ultimately become a strate-

move forward, and we need to be

gic planning process. That process

more deliberative about that.

needs to begin with an assessment of who we are now. … As we move through the colleges and other constituency groups on campus, there is a lot of commonality in what people care about at Marquette and how their hopes can be grounded in what we do so well already. … I keep telling people that no strategic plan is a magic bullet that will solve all of Marquette’s problems, nor will this be the last strategic plan for Marquette. But it can guide us and help us establish priorities for the next five to seven years.


You’ve noted that other Jesuit schools look to Marquette for leadership on matters of mission and faith. Why? On the ground here we are very much affected by the way mission is integrated into the work that we do.


Marquette has had an interim dean of Arts and Sciences for several years. How important is it to fill this leadership role?

It’s interesting to talk to new members

It’s very important for us to aggres-

mission. ... As a community, we under-

sively recruit candidates for this job, and part of that recruitment is convincing people that the College of Arts and Sciences is in fact the heart and soul of Marquette. The liberal arts and sciences are at the core of what Jesuit

It’s pretty early but have you seen interesting patterns emerge?


education has been about since the 16th century. ... It’s the one college that educates every student who comes

of my leadership team and to hear how edified they are, and maybe even a little surprised, that students and other members of the Marquette community can very clearly articulate the stand that we’re about the work of formation — not simply supplying information, but helping students to understand the kind of wisdom that encourages them to make their way in the world as women and men for others who are ultimately going to serve the greater glory of God and the well-being of human kind.

to Marquette so it is tremendously important that we find the right fit

We ask every group, “What are

for the college.

Marquette’s strengths?” and they all

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point to the quality of community here and the way in which Marquette people care for one another. Also, consistently, we hear about Marquette’s responsibility to the city of Milwaukee and the region that is our home. So I am seeing a consensus gathering

“Ultimately, teaching is a way to stay in touch with

an academic discipline that I love and that gives me life.

So I know that at least once a week, I’m going to be reading poems in addition to memos on the budget.”

around the issue of civic engagement.

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Our alumni and university community show it takes one hand, one heart, one dog — just about one anything — to change a life, change a day and change ourselves. Read Marquette Magazine’s selection of alumni stories to see there is no one way to answer this call.


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Marquette mom Christine Weingarth and daughter Hilary, a biomedical sciences freshman, trained as pet therapists with Health Heelers. Their therapy dogs, Max and Bailey, team up to visit hospital patients.

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Milwaukee is THE most underrated city, and there is lots to explore.

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It was a simple question: What is the most important thing you learned at Marquette? Nothing quite matches the MU-ND basketball rivalry.

How to make a bed with hospital corners.

I learned to be a better person.

▼ To never be afraid to be ME.


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To find God in ALL things.

The value of an open mind.

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Work hard, play hard, pray hard.

You can never read everything and you can never read enough.

Finding truth in all things.

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That everyday people are capable of the most extraordinary things.

How to survive.

and team-building. We are called to serve one another.

That it’s possible to drink a beer while standing on your head!

How to learn on my own.

To be generous with my time to young people.

▼ Responses ranging from

The world is wide open.

My wife’s name.

the spiritual to the silly showed up on Facebook and Twitter. Here they are. :) How to think for myself and that education doesn’t stop at graduation.

Life is about balance.

That my parents were wrong — I wouldn’t have been better off going to Notre Dame ... we won the NCAA tournament while I was at MU! LOL.

Perseverance and how to practice being human.


Being the difference.


How to fail, pick myself up and keep going.

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Rev. Erik Neider, Arts ’99, says his time as a Marquette student “continues to inspire me to live a life of service to God and His world among the poor and homeless.” Neider’s Sunday evenings reconnect him to student-lived memories and inspirations. That’s when he lays out mattresses and makes up beds for homeless women and children at a shelter sponsored by McHenry County and his church, Immanuel Lutheran, in Crystal Lake, Ill. On Monday morning, he wakes the guests, serves breakfast and then takes down the beds to store them for the next week.

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. “As one of seven rotating sites, we are only open Sunday from 8 p.m. to Monday at 7 a.m.,” Neider says. “We have three shifts of two people each. Over my 13 years as a Marquette alumnus, the thing that I have most often talked about was the constant reminder of the responsibility of education. Every day at Marquette, as you walk around campus and up and down Wisconsin Avenue and at the bus stops, you are confronted with people who did not have the same opportunity for education that you did. It is a privilege and honor to serve God and His world with all the gifts that He has given me.” Michael Derrick, Ed ’11, says that’s what Marquette University is all about. “I was impressed that in a short amount of time Father Pilarz was able to capture the soul of the university and present it as a challenge to the entire Marquette community,” he says, referring to Marquette’s new president. Derrick is an Americorps VISTA volunteer at Elizabeth House Family Life Center Inc. in Wilmington, Del. He helps young people ages 16–21 earn their GEDs, the equivalent of a high school degree.


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“Every day is a battle as the students I work with have been all but forgotten by their parents and society,” Derrick says. “We battle drug abuse, criminal charges, homelessness, mental illness and many other factors. I am inspired at the resiliency of my students, who fight against the pull of the streets, take several buses, use computers at the library and do whatever it takes to get back on the road to success. Recently one of my students was diagnosed with cancer. Despite this fact, he calls in every day to find out what he missed in class in hopes of keeping up on the assignments. “Many of my students think back to their high school days with regret and longing for a chance to go back and change course,” Derrick says. “For all, earning a high school degree is a chance to rectify a mistake they made in the past. I’m proud to help Be The Difference in these students’ lives.”

Marquette mom Christine Weingarth and her daughter, Hilary, a biomedical sciences freshman, employ the special talents of Max and Bailey, to bring smiles to the faces of hospital patients. The pups are the attraction, but they couldn’t be a hit without Christine and Hilary walking them through the corridors and to the bedsides of patients at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee in Mequon, Wis. “Many of the patients have had surgery or are quite ill, but when they see a therapy dog walk into their rooms with bright eyes, a big happy grin and a wagging tail, they all brighten up,” Christine says. “The touch of her soft fur and her warm kisses lowers their blood pressure and relaxes them. I have had many patients and family members thank us and tell us our visit was the best part of their day.”

Rev. Erik Neider, left, guides young volunteers working at a homeless shelter. Rebecca Knight, far left, committed two years to service, most recently to work with minors who are in the country illegally.

preservation issues at the local level and integrating them into local, state and federal planning and decisionmaking processes.” Alberts’ work on preservation activities for Lewis and Clark County is personal. “I grew up here and returned in retirement,” he says. “I feel that I can contribute something to the area by being involved in these activities.” The call to service that was part of

potential legal relief options they have to stay in the United States. “Most of the kids I serve are from LatinAmerican countries — Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador — as well as a large population from India,” she says. “All are under 18 years old, and all are in this country illegally. This is a very vulnerable population. They may be orphans, or sent by their families to seek work or running away from poverty or abuse. They may be victims of trafficking. Most of

What I can do, I ought to do. And what I ought to do, I will do.” It’s often the best part of Christine’s day, too. “I work full time during the day as an engineering manager,” she says, “and after a long stressful day, it’s nice to switch gears and do something that feels so rewarding.” The preservation of precious places in Montana, especially in the state’s capitol city of Helena, is a worthy passion for Dick Alberts, Eng ’62 — and how he answers the Ignatian call to serve. “Helena was founded as a result of a gold rush to Last Chance Gulch (now the site of Main Street) and, unlike other gold rush cities, it didn’t just fade away into a ghost town. Helena at one time had more millionaires per capita than New York City, so you can imagine the architecture and history in this town. I think it is well worth preserving,” says Alberts, who chairs the city-county historic preservation board. “I have to admit that the biggest task of our commission is addressing the historic

the inauguration festivities for Father Pilarz excited Rebecca Knight, Arts ’10, because of the outreach to alumni. In Knight’s mind, it asks alumni to copy something Marquette students already do so well. “I hope the call to service allows Marquette alumni to realize that we can all continue to serve and work for the greater good for those around us,” she says. As an Americorps volunteer at Amate House in Chicago, Knight works with the National Immigrant Justice Center’s Undocumented Children’s Protection Project. “I work with unaccompanied minors in detention centers in Chicago,” Knight says. “We visit the kids at the detention centers and explain their rights in the United States and in removal proceedings, as well as accompany them in court when they go in front of a judge, do intakes and advise the kids on


the kids don’t speak English, have varied levels of education, don’t understand the legal processes and have little family support. The kids need help navigating U.S. systems, and they need to be treated with respect and dignity.” This is Knight’s second year of service. After graduating from Marquette in 2010, she joined the Vincentian Service Corps in Los Angeles and worked at an alternative high school with at-risk teens. “I suppose I was called to dedicate two years of my life to service,” she says. “It has been difficult, and I know I could have done a lot of different things that I would have gotten paid for. But it’s not about me. It’s about the clients I serve. I have been given so much, and it’s only right that I give what I can to others who haven’t been as lucky as me.” INSPIRE US

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autism+ O Marquette researchers from many disciplines focus on everything from social skills to aids for caregivers. BY NICOLE SWEENEY ETTER


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nce a week, a group of teens gathers in a conference room

in Cramer Hall for some important life lessons: How do you strike up a conversation with someone new? How do you slip out of a socially awkward situation? How many times can you call a new acquaintance without it getting weird? These might sound like social basics, but for teens with autism, the education can be life-transforming. Developed at the University of California–Los Angeles, the 14-week Program for the Enrichment and Education of Relational Skills teaches autistic teens how to make friends. Marquette is the only PEERS site in the Midwest and, with funding from the Autism Society of Southeast Wisconsin, is able to offer it to families free of charge. Families from as far away as Montana and Pennsylvania have asked to participate, and some drive for hours to attend the weekly sessions.

+teens “Before I started doing this group, I didn’t have any friends and wasn’t involved with anybody or anything at my school. But now I have switched schools and have been talking to kids there and slowly building friendships,” says 15-year-old Nick Sansone of Highland, Ind., who is now active in his school’s book club, film society and theatre program, even landing a small role in a school production of It’s a Wonderful Life. The innovative program is just one of the ways Marquette researchers are working to improve the lives of those with autism, from studying motor control deficits to exploring new techniques to enhance speech therapy to finding new tools that may ease the discomfort of hospital visits. The focus on autism, a complex developmental disorder

characterized by impaired social interaction and communication skills, has never been more important. “Autism rates are increasing at an exponential pace,” says Dr. Amy Van Hecke, an assistant professor of psychology and director of the Marquette Autism Clinic and Project, which offers PEERS. “We went from 1 in 10,000 (births) in the 1980s, and now we’re at 1 in 88. The rate of increase is alarming, and the autism research community is very focused on understanding why. However, it’s also crucial to help people with autism lead satisfying lives now.” And so Van Hecke believes in focusing on what children with autism can do instead of what they can’t do — and that starts with strengthening relationship skills.

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Right: Scenes from the PEERS workshop. Far right: Dr. Amy Van Hecke sees so many good outcomes from PEERS that she plans to open a segment for young adults with autism in the fall.

“Having at least one good relationship — it’s quality, not quantity — is protective,” she says. “And these kids who are isolated — if we don’t ameliorate that, they’re just continuing on a path of negative outcomes. The areas of the brain that respond to social stimulation may not develop appropriately, and once that cycle begins, there’s not a lot we can do.” Van Hecke was the first to show that PEERS changes kids’ brains. Looking at brain activity before and after participation in the program, she observed significant changes in the parietal-temporal lobe, which is related to social behaviors, and in the frontal lobe, the “executive,” decision-making part of the brain. Puberty is a critical intervention point because pre-adolescent brains are especially plastic, making it the perfect time to forge new pathways. PEERS has been such a success with students ages 11–16 that Van Hecke will expand the program to include young adults this fall. One post-program measure of the influence of PEERS is how often the teens are invited out by others. Data from UCLA’s program, which has been around longer, shows the program’s influence lasts even three and five years after involvement with PEERS. “It’s like we’re teaching these kids to fish socially ... once they get that kick, that boost, they’re on a different path,” Van Hecke says.

studying movement


lsewhere in Cramer Hall, a child moves a robotic handle to capture a cursor jumping around on a screen. It’s happening in the lab of Dr. Robert Scheidt, an associate professor of biomedical engineering who studies how the brain uses sensory information to guide movement. With doctoral student Nicole Salowitz, the lab is exploring what that means for children with autism. “The track that she’s taking is really very novel,” Scheidt says of Salowitz. “It’s not a way that people have really looked at autism in the past.” Children with autism struggle with coordination and sensory deficits and motor control issues. Their muscles are often very rigid and tense. But why? Like many aspects of autism, the cause is unknown. “The question we’re exploring is whether motor coordination deficits in autism are related to sensory processing deficits,” Scheidt says. “We use the robots and functional brain imaging to look at how the brain combines sensory information from vision and from muscle sensors to learn new patterns of coordinated movement. The problem of transforming sensation into action is a challenge for any brain to perform. By characterizing this process in autistic children, we hope to better understand how their sensorimotor learning may differ from that of typically developing children.” The lab tested autistic children ages 11–16 in two ways: Children were asked to imitate someone drawing a shape in the air and to trace a shape on paper while watching their hand in a mirror. Children with autism struggled with imitation. 24

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“It’s like we’re teaching these kids to fish socially ... once they get that kick, that boost, they’re on a different path,” Van Hecke says. During mirror drawing, some performed better while others performed much worse than control children. The findings suggest differences in how children with autism use sensory information to guide movements, Salowitz says. “Now we’ll use robots to really measure it and quantify it,” Salowitz says. It’s possible, Scheidt says, that the cognitive, behavioral and motor control problems of autism are all related to a common deficit in the brain. “No. 1 is figuring out what is autism. If we can figure out what parts of the brain might be impaired in relation to sensorimotor learning, that may provide insight about what’s going on in other aspects of autistic behavior,” Salowitz says. “This is just the beginning.”

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ob Marley’s song Get Up, Stand Up pumping through the integrated therapy room in Marquette’s Speech and Hearing Clinic signals it’s time for the 6-year-old child to start the next activity. The colorful space, with its giant bouncy ball, mats, swings and other equipment for “functional play,” was designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome and other health conditions. A pilot project has made speech therapy more fun by incorporating music —  and early results show that music may be key to coaxing words out of an otherwise nonverbal child. “Although music has long been a tool used in speech-language therapy with adults and children with various disorders, we are trying to determine if there is a significant increase in skills in children with autism spectrum disorders when music is a primary component of the therapy process,” explains

Wendy Krueger, a clinical instructor of speech pathology and audiology. Last spring, Scott Palahniuk, the primary clinician and now senior speech pathology major, communicated with his 6-year-old client by singing instead of speaking. Palahniuk was shocked when he brought his guitar to a session and the boy reached out to strum along. When the boy rolled on his belly on a giant ball as Palahniuk sang “roll, roll, roll the ball” to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat, the boy chimed in with “la, la, la” and later ran to his augmentative communication device to type, “I’m excited!” The show of emotion and communication — and eventual increase in vocal output — were huge steps forward for a child who spent previous therapy sessions screaming, spitting and throwing fits. “His mom was ecstatic,” Palahniuk says. “A couple of times, her jaw just dropped.” This semester, the technique is being used with other clients, and music sessions are being alternated with non-music sessions to test their effectiveness.

helping the entire family


utistic kids who arrive at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for an appointment might be handed a “coping” kit that includes a book, communication cards, note pad, spinning toy, squishy ball, and other objects designed to soothe and distract. Reducing autistic children’s challenging behaviors — such as hitting, screaming or fleeing — makes life easier for everyone, says Dr. Norah Johnson, an assistant professor of nursing who led the team that designed the coping kit.

“Large children with developmental disabilities can become quite scared,” Johnson says, “and hospitals can be loud, noisy and rushed.” Johnson knows what families go through — her 16-year-old son has autism. And so she understands that reducing difficult behaviors can reduce Mom and Dad’s stress — which in turn can lead to a healthier family environment. She also helps families cope by writing social scripts — booklets that prepare children for some medical procedures. Johnson and clinical instructor Jenn Drake were the first to publish research on the effectiveness of coping kits that include social scripts with autistic children. “I wanted to show that these booklets could help children get through procedures faster, with fewer problems, and that it would save hospitals money in the long run, in addition to being more humane,” Johnson says. Next she teamed up with Dr. Iqbal Ahamed, an associate professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science at Marquette, to create an iPad application for use by children with autism to study whether it reduces parental and child anxiety before hospital diagnostic imaging tests. The interactive, photo-rich application can be customized for a child undergoing nuclear medicine, a CT scan or an MRI or X-ray. She is also collaborating with Dr. Abir Bekhet, an assistant professor of nursing who is studying how nurses can promote the health of caregivers of those with autism spectrum disorders. “If you can do things to help the kids feel more comfortable,” Johnson says, “and then if you can help parents be positive and resilient, you can better support families for good outcomes.” about the Marquette Autism Project at READ MORE

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Times are changing. Marquette’s hometown is shaping its future without ignoring its past.



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everything old is new again—

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But that is the case with Old Milwaukee, an icon of vintage Pabst canned beer that time forgot — until recently. Comedian and actor Will Ferrell breathes new life into the brand in a series of quirky commercials. The spots include one of him shouting from the rooftop of the Pabst Brewery, a few blocks from campus. In another ad, while rowing a boat on Lake Michigan, Ferrell peers over his shoulder at the lakefront and Milwaukee Art Museum. “I came out here to take a look at her, my Milwaukee, to make sure she’s still got style,” he says. “Yup, she’s still got it.” It doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement in Ferrell’s exaggerated delivery. But the ads — which went viral — symbolize the resurgence of Milwaukee. And it extends far beyond canned beer. For alumni from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, Milwaukee may conjure up memories of bars, abandoned buildings or shuttered factories. Younger alumni may remember Wisconsin Avenue construction and the massive and inconvenient overhaul of the Marquette Interchange section of I94. The stereotype of Laverne and Shirley might never go away. But times are changing. Marquette’s hometown is shaping its future without ignoring its past. The historic Pabst Brewery, for example, is now home to banquet hall Best Place, while nearby music venue the Pabst Theater brings to town cutting-edge musicians such as Wisconsin native Justin Vernon, frontman of Grammy-winner Bon Iver. Others are taking notice. Milwaukee drew praise from the Travel Channel and the U.K. Guardian, which in an article last year described Milwaukee in contrast to Chicago as “the hip younger sister you secretly want to hang out with.” From jobs to food to destinations, the city that Marquette calls home is reinventing itself. And Marquette alumni who choose to stay in the city post-graduation are both aiding and benefiting from the transformation. Those who return for a class reunion may barely recognize the city they once called home.

A new outlook For decades, Milwaukee leaders worried about “the brain drain” that took new graduates to larger, more vibrant cities. Now there’s a new outlook. “I think what attracts new talent, if they give it a chance, is the city itself,” says Jeff Carrigan, Grad ’93, co-founder of the Milwaukee-based Big Shoes Network, a job-posting site that specializes in advertising,


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Jim McCabe uses environmentally friendly practices in brewing craft beer.

Doug Konzak’s café, Zak’s, below, offers indoor and outdoor seating and unforgettable breakfasts.

graphic design, marketing, public relations, social media and web design. The site experienced a 40 percent increase in postings last year. “We’ve got great festivals, museums, parks, restaurants, sports teams, theatres and, of course, the lakefront. Milwaukee is a gem in terms of work-life balance,” he says. The creative jobs Carrigan highlights attract Marquette graduates like Amanda Eggert, Comm ’10, who stayed in Milwaukee for her career, as well as the culture. Following graduation, Eggert took a position with downtown creative agency Laughlin Constable after a two-year internship with the company. “I stayed

opening up on almost a weekly basis.” These changes haven’t been lost on longtime residents, either. Jim Higgins, Jour ’79, enjoys a bird’s-eye view of the city’s cultural creativity as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel arts and entertainment editor. Additions to the downtown entertainment scene impress Higgins. “The Pabst, Riverside and Turner Hall operation brings such a variety of music and related performances downtown,” he says. “While the Milwaukee Repertory Theater has always stood for quality, the new artistic leadership of Mark Clements  — who came from England to work here  — has added delightful surprises and invigorated the operation.”

everything, from the hospitality to the fans to how the city has grown and developed.” Local online magazine set a site traffic record with nearly 400,000 visitors in October. The website’s president, Jeff Sherman, Bus Ad ’91, credits the traffic to more than baseball. The online magazine showcases everything greater Milwaukee has to offer, such as DJ Kid Cut Up’s emergence on the national music scene and the opening of Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park’s second location — this one in Milwaukee — and much more. But for Sherman, one of the city’s old icons is still its best: the Fonz, made famous on the TV series Happy Days,

From jobs to food to destinations, the city that

Marquette calls home is reinventing itself. here because I love it,” Eggert says. “Milwaukee is really an underrated city.” Eggert is drawn to the lakefront, sports teams, nightlife, ethnic restaurants and landmarks, including the Milwaukee Art Museum, with the addition designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. As a musician, she revels in Milwaukee’s late-night life. Her band, Peshtigo, with fellow alum Evan Pilak, Bus Ad ’10, played at the Cactus Club in Bay View and is lining up more performances this summer. “Milwaukee is constantly changing, building, evolving,” Eggert says. “New restaurants, shops and attractions are

This translates into not just more options for students and residents, but more attention from tourists. Milwaukee has seen an uptick in tourism and economic impact since 2010, according to Visit Milwaukee, as well as international media attention. Milwaukee earned mentions and headlines in sports columns nationwide last summer and fall when the Milwaukee Brewers had the longest and most electrifying playoff run since 1982. “A lot of journalists that were here don’t come to Milwaukee on a regular basis,” says John Steinmiller, Comm ’04, manager of media relations for the Brewers. “... They were impressed with

whose bronzed replica graces the Milwaukee RiverWalk. “He’s cool because he’s not trying to be,” Sherman says. “And having the Fonz on one of our great waterways —  the Milwaukee River — is just another reason why Milwaukee is cool.”

Food bloggers in paradise Milwaukee’s dining scene has grown in tandem with its entertainment options. Though custard will never go out of style, specialized and upscale dining is also taking root in Milwaukee, according to Lori Fredrich, a well-known local food

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“Milwaukee is constantly changing,

building, evolving. New restaurants, shops and attractions are opening up on almost a weekly basis.” blogger who is assistant director of external relations, communications and recruitment for the College of Education. She notes gourmet artisan cheese, craft beer and locally sourced ingredients are growing components of civic pride. “Milwaukee is really at the helm of a nationwide enthusiasm for locally produced food products,” Fredrich says, noting the city’s location puts it smack in the middle of some top Midwest food suppliers. “The region is poised to be one of the leaders in the farm-to-table movement.” Dax Phillips, director of technology at Marquette Law School and popular local food blogger, echoes the sentiment. He cites Milwaukee restaurants such as Braise, Roots, Honeypie and Sweet Water Organics, as well as Marquette honorary degree recipient Will Allen, a pioneer of the urban-farm Growing Power, as examples of Milwaukee’s changing food landscape. Alumni are making notable contributions to the city’s culinary riches. La Merenda, an award-winning restaurant owned by Peter Sandroni, Arts ’93, counts on more than 20 local suppliers for meat, fish, produce and dairy. Doug Konzak, Grad ’07, opened the trendy new Zak’s Café in Walker’s Point. Its cream city brick, hardwood floors and a menu

developed by a Seattle Culinary Academytrained chef offer an “old-meets-new feel,” according to an preview. Jim McCabe, Eng ’87, owner of the Milwaukee Ale House and the rapidly growing Milwaukee Brewing Co. in the Third Ward, is a pioneer in the art of craft beer for emphasizing local and sustainable ingredients and using environmentally friendly brewing practices. This includes recycling oil from another Milwaukee iconic happening — the Friday night fish fry served at parishes and restaurants from one end of the city to the other — into biofuel to power his brewing system. So will Milwaukee continue to be known for beer, brats and cheese? “I’m fine if we are,” Phillips says, “if it means including craft brewers and the types of gourmet meats and cheeses found at the Milwaukee Public Market.”

Good vibrations So what does someone unfamiliar with Milwaukee make of the city? Just ask a relative newcomer — choose from almost any student. Aaron Ledesma, an advertising sophomore, is a Houston native and tour guide to prospective Marquette students and their parents from around the country. He has

Marquette alumna Amanda Eggert and her bandmates are part of Milwaukee’s lively indie music scene.

visited other major cities but likes Milwaukee’s unique personality and ambiance. He even likes the changing seasons, a phenomenon he couldn’t experience in Texas. “When I first visited Milwaukee,” he says, “I instantly got a good vibe.” As a tour guide, Ledesma says one of the most common questions prospective students and parents ask is what do people do for fun here? “I’ve come to realize that people underestimate Milwaukee,” he says. “They think that other than basketball, there’s nothing for Marquette students to do.” Ledesma lets prospective students in on a little secret. He is already committed to the standouts — Summerfest, Jazz in the Park, Bradford Beach and paint ball in the Third Ward — and he’s still discovering things to do after two years on campus. Students aren’t the only ones discovering Milwaukee’s appeal. One new Milwaukee citizen and Campus Town resident happens to be president of Marquette. In his inauguration address, Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. —  who called himself a freshman at age 52 — praised the way the campus and city feel warm and welcoming. “The cultures of the city and the campus are marked by an authenticity and utter lack of pretension,” he said. “People here are comfortable in their own skins.” After spending nearly two semesters in his adopted city, Father Pilarz says, “It’s starting to feel like home.” ONLINE EXTRA

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Join the Marquette community in honoring these outstanding individuals and organizations at Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 26–28, 2012.

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Glenn “Doc” A. Rivers, Arts ’85 W I N T E R PA R K , F L A .

He got his nickname when he arrived for summer basketball camp on Marquette’s campus in 1980 wearing a Dr. J. shirt. Since then, the name Doc has been synonymous with excellence, first as a guard on Marquette’s men’s basketball team, then as an NBA player and now as head coach of the Boston Celtics. In 2008, the Celtics won the NBA title. Doc’s off-thecourt work is well-known, too. He won the J. Walter Kennedy Basketball Citizenship Award in 1990 and the Rainbow Sports Awards’ Male Coach of the Year in 2000. He’s also a member of the All-Star Advisory Council for the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA youth basketball support programs and a Marquette Trustee. (No identifying T-shirt needed these days.)

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Col. Mark E. Mitchell, Eng ’87 FA L L S C H U R C H , VA .

Since the Vietnam War, the Distinguished Service Cross — the nation’s second-highest military decoration for a member of the U.S. Army — has been awarded only 22 times. Its recipients include Douglas MacArthur, George Patton, Theodore Roosevelt — and Mark. He served the country in operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom and commanded two Special Forces A-teams from 1993 –97. Mark, who also has received the Defense Superior Service Medal and Legion of Merit, among others, is currently assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving as senior military assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict. SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY AWARD

Dr. Eduardo P. Dolhun, Arts ’88 SAN FRANCISCO

As founder and CEO of Drip Drop, an advanced oral rehydration solution, Eduardo passionately works toward reducing dehydration-related deaths around the world. He and his team have been credited with treating thousands of disaster victims and saving hundreds of lives, and he has been followed by CNN for risk-taking efforts and was recognized by the Oprah Winfrey Show as a person making a positive impact on society. Eduardo also promotes primary health care to rural communities globally through Doctors Outreach Clinics, another organization he founded. One person, one community at a time. Eduardo’s work is changing lives.

Each spring, Marquette University sets aside one special weekend to honor distinguished alumni and friends who represent the heart, soul and

spirit of Marquette.

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John W. Daniels, Jr. M I LWA U K E E

The worlds of business, law and philanthropy — John is equally admired in all three. As chairman of Quarles & Brady since 2007, he has transformed the firm despite the economy and was named one of the “50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America” by the National Law Journal. And John is also a stalwart supporter of Marquette’s Urban Scholars program, which provides full-tuition awards to academically promising students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Milwaukee-area high schools and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago.

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Kimberley Cy Motley, Law ’03 C H A R LOT T E , N .C .

Kimberley had never traveled outside the United States until 2008. One trip to Afghanistan changed that. The co-founder of Motley Legal Services and Motley Consulting International is an international attorney who works on human rights and advocates on behalf of the voiceless — many of them women — thousands of miles away. She was the first American to litigate cases in the country’s criminal, civil and commercial courts, and her legal and research work has been covered by The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, the BBC and The Today Show.

A series of celebrations gives us the opportunity to hear the stories of Marquette alumni and friends and how they are making a difference in

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Anna Clair Gaspar and George J. Gaspar, Bus Ad ’58 MEQUON, WIS.

Formerly vice president and managing director for Robert W. Baird, George has served on so many boards and committees that it’s surprising his Gaspar Report focused on the oil and petroleum industries instead of governance and leadership. And Anna Clair has devoted so much of her time — including as a member of Marquette’s Women’s Council and to the Haggerty Museum of Art — that she could author a report of her own: on giving. Leadership, service and Marquette. It’s what George and Anna Clair believe in.

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Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Professional Achievement Award

Richard T. McDermott, Arts ’62

Judith Giffhorn O’Hagan, Arts ’77


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Entrepreneurial Award

A Person for Others Award

Michael J. Floyd, Jr., Arts ’87

Sister Joan M. Barina, MMS, Arts ’51

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Young Alumnus of the Year Award

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Professional Achievement Award

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Denise A. Horne, Bus Ad ’85

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William C. Stone, Bus Ad ’77

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Journalism By-Line Award

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Communicator of the Year Award

Professional Achievement Award

Young Alumnus of the Year Award

James T. Tiedge Memorial Award

Steven K. Bertrand, Jour ’85

Lisa Osborne Ross, Jour ’84

Jason R. DeRusha, Comm ’97

Christopher E. Pardon, Comm ’92

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Kevin M. Byrne, Jour ’71

Maurice “Bo” H. Ellis, Sp ’77

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Friend of Marquette Athletics Award

M Club Hy Popuch Memorial Service Award

Craig R. Kasten, Bus Ad ’75

Thomas R. Packee, Bus Ad ’64


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Young Alumnus of the Year Award

Friend of the College Award

Jameson P. Delgadillo, Bus Ad ’96

Robert D. Love

Pedro Arrupe Award

Emily C. Hoffmann, Arts ’12


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Janet Mallon Schwahn, Sp ’54 E L M G R OV E , W I S .

Distinguished Alumnus in Dentistry Award

Outstanding Dental Service Award

Charles F. Bohl, D.D.S., Dent ’71, Grad ’74

Richard V. Escobar, D.D.S., Dent ’70

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Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award

Educational Policy and Leadership Achievement Award

Dr. Bette A. Lang, Grad ’93

Dr. Melinda Lawlor Skrade, Arts ’81, Grad ’87, ’04


Young Alumna of the Year Award

Friend of the College of Education Award

Rebecca Simon, Grad ’02

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this: Since its premiere in 2010, the series has earned more than 8.5 million viewers and the website has more than 92,000 registered users.

“The idea came from brain-

storming an adventure program that could be a gateway into science for girls,” says Ewald. “If you think about girls in their tweens and how they watch television, it’s not on a box in the living room.”

That’s why SciGirls makes the

world a laboratory where girls work on real scientific investigations. Thanks to outlines written and produced by Ewald and others, SciGirls documents girls studying everything from the health of a coral reef to the bug life of two ubiquitous California trees to see which has the healthier ecosystem.

“We pair the kids with a female

mentor so they see women doing exciting, interesting science,” Ewald says.

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Ewald is working on scripts

for SciGirls’ second season. And she’s always looking for more exciting projects. She says

As a broadcast freshman, Ewald thought she wanted to be

Marquette put her on this track,

on camera. She quickly discovered the fun behind the scenes,

and staying connected with

writing and producing for television. Her resume includes

the alumni network helps her

writing for some of TV’s popular picks, including shows for

discover new writing and produc-

the Food Network and Travel Channel.

ing opportunities coast to coast. 

She has a knack, and it was recognized this year with the

Daytime Emmy Award presented for Ewald’s work on the PBS

— Joni Moths Mueller

series SciGirls. The show breaks new ground, pairing television with a website where tween girls find exciting ways to participate in science. To appreciate the show’s impact, consider

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Pontifice at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Cary, N.C., during a special vespers service in December. This award, also known as the Cross of Honor, was established by Pope Leo XIII in 1888. It is the highest honor the Roman Catholic Church can bestow on a nonclergy member. She serves as lead facilitator for the rite of Christian initiation for adults. She received the All-University Service to the Community Award in 2009.

Claude L. Kordus, Law ’56, has been content editor and contributor to Trustees Handbook, a publication of the International Foundation of Employee Benefits, a Milwaukee-area publisher. This text provides legal, actuarial, accounting, investing, administration and communication insights for the trustees of multiemployer blue-collar benefits plans. Jeffrey R. Fuller, Arts ’65, Law ’68, and Philip R. O’Brien, Arts ’80, Law ’84, also contributed to the publication.

Thomas N. Lorsung, Jour ’60, produced a colorful wall calendar featuring scenes from his adopted state of Maryland. A native of Milwaukee, he has lived in Maryland for more than 40 years.



Sister Mary Isaac Jogues Koenig, SU, Arts ’60, Grad ’68, received the Pro Ecclesia et

Jeanne A. Magagna, Arts ’65, published The Silent Child’s Communication Without Words,

Paul H. Wilkes, Jour ’60, led an effort to raise nearly $1 million for Homes of Hope, a nonprofit organization in India that builds orphanages and provides scholarships and other services for orphan girls.

Finally got around to reading the winter

issue of @MarquetteU Magazine. Each issue

just keeps getting better. Kudos! LAUREN LAKOMEK, COMM ’10, ON T W I TT E R


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a book to help clinicians provide psychotherapy for nonspeaking children. She also edited Universals of Psychoanalysis and jointly edited Intimate Transformations: Babies with Their Families; Crises in Adolescence; and Psychotherapy with Families: Adolescence.

1966 Patrick J. Murphy, Ph.D., Grad ’66, received the Vatican II Award for Service in Education from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in November. This award is given to those who contribute to the spiritual life of the church and reveal a vision for the church of the Second Vatican Council. He is a former Marquette administrator and a lecturer in the College of Business Administration.


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1968 Elizabeth Meyer-Arnold, Nurs ’68, is director of Luther Manor Adult Day Services in Wauwatosa, Wis. She is a nationally recognized expert in person-centered clinical and creative interventions for care of those with dementia, and has served as a keynote speaker and conducted workshops on the topic at the national level for the past 20 years. She is immediate past chair of the National Adult Day Services Association, president of the Southeastern Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Association Board, and member of the executive committee of the Center on

Age and Community at the University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee. She co-authored the book Person-Centered Care in Practice: Tools for Transformation. She received the Service to Nursing Award from Marquette in 2007.

1969 James D. Friedman, Arts ’69, was named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine as a top attorney in Wisconsin for 2011. This status is reserved for lawyers who have attained a high level of peer recognition through their professional achievement. He focuses on banking law. James Runde, Eng ’69, a special adviser at Morgan Stanley, helped the bank win the lead role in advising United Parcel Service Inc. on its $6.8 billion purchase of TNT Express NV, according to Bloomberg News. The takeover is the second largest in the transportation services industry ever and will create a delivery company to rival Deutsche Post AG’s (DPW) DHL, now the largest in Europe. He has been at the bank for 38 years and has served as special adviser since 2004, a role that allows senior bankers to retain ties to the firm while freeing up time for outside pursuits such as serving on corporate boards.

1970 Michael J. Femal, Eng ’70, joined Much Shelist as a principal in the intellectual property and technology practice group. He has nearly four decades of experience advising clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law and litigation.


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Michael C. Kelly, Arts ’70, directed the premiere of the original stage play Stealing Buffalo. This homage to David Mamet opened in North Hollywood to great reviews. He also directed an episode of the new Disney series Kickin’ It, which airs on the Disney XD channel. He continues to work in television on American Idol and numerous variety specials and guest lectures at colleges on various aspects of the entertainment industry.


History’s detective


Dr. John N. Vogel, Grad ’89, is part historian, part detective. But instead of investigating people and events of days long gone, he focuses on the world around him — its landmark buildings, bridges and other architectural or engineering artifacts. Vogel is president and senior historian at Heritage Research, a historical/ environmental consulting firm in Menomonee Falls, Wis. He got his start after earning his master’s degree in 1979, when he helped a professor research an old logging dam in the Chequamegon National Forest for the USDA Forest Service. “I discovered what a treat it was to deal with history in the real world and its landscapes,” Vogel says. He came to Marquette to earn his doctorate in history and then launched his own historical consulting firm. Engineering firms are one of his biggest clients. “When a new road is being built, they have to consider not only the natural resources being affected but the cultural resources,” he says. That might mean hunting for a new home for a historic bridge, for example. When the circa-1920s Milwaukee County General Hospital was torn down, Vogel’s firm helped prepare an exhibit of architectural artifacts now on display at Froedtert Hospital. He also advises developers interested in renovating old buildings, and documents landmarks for the National Park Service’s Historic American Building Survey and Historic American Engineering Record. For Vogel, respect for history involves striking the right balance. “You can’t save everything,” he says. “Our challenge as historians today is to help society strike that balance between the need to preserve and that need to progress.” — Nicole Sweeney Etter

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1975 Dr. Mary Eileen Geary, Dent Hy ’75, Dent ’80, received the 2011 Academy of General Dentistry Mastership Award. The organization’s highest honor recognizes her completion of 1,100 hours of continuing dental education. Janine P. Geske, Law ’75, served as a visiting professor teaching restorative justice in the criminology institute at the law school of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. She also provided training on restorative justice processes in Dublin, Ireland, to address the harm from the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Catholic church.

1976 David B. Kern, Arts ’76, was named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine as a top attorney in Wisconsin for 2011. This status is reserved for lawyers who have attained a high level of peer recognition through their professional

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achievement. He focuses on employment and labor law.


Margaret (Rudolph) Fehrenbach, Dent Hy ’77, published the fourth edition of Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck. She is working on a second edition of the Dental Anatomy Coloring Book. She received the Distinguished Alumna in Dental Hygiene Award from Marquette in 1999. Eugene J. Fendt, Arts ’77, was named the first Albertus Magnus Chair in Philosophy at the University of Nebraska Kearney. One of his books, Is Hamlet a Religious Drama: An Essay on a Question in Kierkegaard, was published by Marquette University Press. Eve M. Holton, Arts ’77, published Stages of Biracial

Identity Formation: Positive Findings by a Multiracial Doctor. The book is available on

Clinician Award from the National Network for Oral Health Access for his efforts to provide high quality oral health to underserved populations. He is dental director at Gaston Family Health Services. Through his leadership, Gaston County, N.C., hosted its first Mission of Mercy event, at which dental services were provided by 60 volunteer dentists and dental hygienists and 350 other community volunteers. Since his involvement, Gaston Health Services has established model dental care access initiatives though collaborations with school systems in Gaston and Iredell counties.

1978 Kathryn A. Atchison, D.D.S., Dent ’78, was appointed vice provost for new collaboration initiatives at the University of California, Los Angeles. She works with the academic units and vice chancellors to increase and facilitate the establishment of creative collaborative programs. Previously she was vice provost of intellectual property and industry relations. Under her leadership, UCLA has made great strides in technology transfer nationally and internationally.

1979 Dr. William T. Donigan, Arts ’79, received the 2011 Outstanding

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John A. Rothstein, Law ’79, was named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine as a top attorney in Wisconsin for 2011. This status is reserved for lawyers who have attained a high level of peer recognition through their professional

achievement. He focuses on business litigation.

1980 Carmen D. Caruso, Arts ’80, was named to the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers 2011. He is one of only 323 lawyers worldwide receiving this recognition. For more than 30 years, he has represented franchise, dealership and other clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to exciting start-ups and their entrepreneurial founders in significant cases in Illinois and nationally. He serves on the Illinois Attorney General’s Franchise Advisory Board. He is an Illinois Leading Lawyer and an Illinois Upper Lawyer in the fields of franchising and general business litigation and has frequently been named a “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times.

No good deed should go unnoticed. Marquette’s new President’s Society is one way we say thank you to our benefactors and demonstrate our appreciation by publicly acknowledging generous contributions of $2,500 or more within one year. President’s Society members receive benefits, including preferred access to Marquette information, leadership and special programs. Members are also named in the President’s Society Honor Roll published in the fall issue of Marquette Magazine as a public thank you for reaching one of the four giving levels during the past fiscal year. Those who made gifts between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 will appear in the 2012 President’s Society Honor Roll.

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Gary Millrood, Arts ’80, was named senior vice president of sales at HubCast Cloud Print Services in Wakefield, Mass.

1981 Ronald R. Hofer, Law ’81, was awarded the V. Robert Payant Award for Teaching Excellence by the National Judicial College, the nation’s leading provider of judicial education. He has more than 18 years of experience teaching at NJC. He is also a freelance writing consultant, past chair of the college’s faculty council and former senior district staff attorney for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District II, in Waukesha. He taught writing to lawyers, judges and lay people in more than 35 states, as well as the Ukraine, Russian Republic, Czech Republic, Guam, Jamaica and Federated States of Micronesia. He was co-chair of the writing style subcommittee of the appellate style manual drafting committee, appellate judges conference, judicial administration division and American Bar Association, and he contributed to writing the American Bar Association Judicial Opinion Writing Manual. Helen L. Mitternight, Jour ’81, was named associate director for project management at Vanguard Communications. She was elected to the board of directors for Washington Women in Public Relations.


Michael J. Gonring, Law ’82, was named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2011. This status is reserved for those who have attained a high degree of peer recognition for their professional achievement. He focuses on personal injury law. Kathleen A. Gray, Law ’82, was named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2011. This status is reserved for those who have attained a high degree of peer recognition in their professional achievement. She focuses on estate planning and probate issues. Joseph J. Patchen, Arts ’82, was reappointed to a three-year term as a Connecticut judicial magistrate. He serves New Haven and Fairfield counties, presiding over motor vehicle infractions, small claims and housing dockets. He has served more than eight years in this position and most recently sat on the committee revising the 2011 Connecticut Practice Book. His law firm is located in Milford, Conn., where he lives with his wife and five rescue dogs.

1983 Bill A. Kissinger, Law ’83, was named director of business development for Kahler Slater, a Milwaukee-based architecture and experience design firm. He develops business for Kahler Slater’s health care and academic health sciences teams. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, Society for College and University Planners, and Society for Marketing Professional Services.

Thomas P. McElligott, Law ’83, was named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2011. This status is reserved for those who have attained a high degree of peer recognition for their professional achievement. He focuses on environmental law.

ing affiliates. He is a managing director with LM+Co., an advisory firm that specializes in crisis management, turnarounds, business restructuring and bankruptcy advisories. He resides in Ridgewood, N.J., with his wife of 21 years and children Sarah, Katie and Liam.

Joseph E. Puchner, Arts ’83, was named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2011. This status is reserved for those who have attained a high degree of peer recognition for their professional achievement. He focuses on real estate law.

Stephen M. Voyak, Jour ’84, was named Ozark 7 Conference Coach of the Year. He recorded his 100th win this season as a high school volleyball coach at Southwest High School in Washburn, Mo.


Mark A. Kircher, Law ’85, was named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2011. This status is reserved for those who have attained a high degree of peer recognition in their professional achievement. He focuses on personal injury law.

Robert H. Duffy, Law ’84, was named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2011. This status is reserved for those who have attained a high degree of peer recognition for their professional achievement. He focuses on employment and labor law. Kevin T. Shea, Bus Ad ’84, was honored by the Turnaround Management Association for leading the restructuring of Young Broadcasting, an operator of 10 local television broadcast-

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James D. Dati, Arts ’80, was named chairman of the board for the Bonita Springs (Fla.) Area Chamber of Commerce. He also is president of the Rotary Club of Bonita Springs and vice chair of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a business transactions and real estate lawyer at the Naples office of Bond, Schoeneck & King.


Susan (Charapata) Margraff, Arts ’85, and Glenn Margraff, Sr., are pleased that their daughter, Cecilia Margraff, started as a freshman at Marquette in 2011. She represents the third generation of Margraffs and Charapatas attending Marquette.

Today my @MarquetteU ethics professor brought a tarantulla to class to teach us about irrational fears of the unknown. This school is amazing! ST U D E N T H E L E N H I L L I S O N T W I TT E R

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Christopher J. Reckamp, Eng ’85, was named a partner in the intellectual property team at the downtown Chicago office of Baker & Daniels. With more than 20 years of intellectual property experience, he focuses on licensing and patent preparation and prosecution, both domestic and international. Before his legal career, he was an electrical engineer and designed digital control systems and associated software for Motorola Inc. Walter J. Skipper, Bus Ad ’85, was named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2011. This status is reserved for those who have attained a high degree of peer recognition for their professional achievement. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions.

1986 Kristina A. Arriaga, Arts ’86, is executive director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a public-interest law firm in Washington, D.C. The firm was called a “powerhouse law firm” by the Associated Press for its defense of religious liberty causes.

Cheryl R. Buechner, Arts ’86, received a master of fine arts in writing popular fiction from Seton Hall University in June.


Michael C. Hiestand, Jour ’87, who during the past 20 years at the Student Press Law Center provided direct legal assistance to more than 14,500 high school and college journalists and advisers, received the esteemed Louis Ingelhart First Amendment Award at the National College Media Convention in Orlando, Fla. The former SPLC staff attorney now serves as a consulting attorney, working from his home in Washington. He writes the long-running monthly column “It’s the Law” for the National Scholastic Press Association and Associated Collegiate Press. Martin G. Leever, Arts ’87, Grad ’89, was named an ethics consultant for Sylvania Franciscan Health, focusing on clinical consultation, education and development of ethics committees and senior/mid-level leaders, policy review, and

Baseball legend Hank Aaron as the

2012 commencement speaker — can’t argue with that, Thanks @MarquetteU. STUDENT BRIAN MOORE ON T WITTER

input into significant business decisions. He is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate medical ethics to students in nursing, health services administration and dentistry. He also is chair of the Archdiocese of Detroit Advisory Committee on Health Care Ethics. James B. Sherman, Law ’87, was named president and chief executive officer of Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty Seneczko, a Midwestern-based management-side labor and employment law firm with offices in St. Charles, Ill.; Chicago; Minneapolis; Milwaukee; and Davenport, Iowa.

1988 David Bourne, Law ’88, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2012. He focuses on banking and finance law. Gary A. Negin, Grad ’88, co-authored The Red Silk Scarf as a Kindle e-book available through The novel follows character Wang Dongfang as he struggles to find personal fulfillment and love in spite of the oppressive political conditions during the cultural revolution in China. He is a professor at California State University, San Bernardino and formerly taught in Marquette’s College of Education.

1989 James J. Casey, Jr., Grad ’89, was elected to the boards of directors for the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership and National Council of University Research Administrators. He is executive director of the office of grants, contracts and industrial


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agreements at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Audrey (Hartz) Kemp, CJPA ’89, was named to the Kettle Moraine Press Association Hall of Fame for years of service to high school student publications. She served on the KEMPA Board of Directors for 20 years, part of that time as secretary. She also was a writing judge for 20 years. Besides being an English teacher, she advised the D.C. Everest (Wis.) yearbook staff for 13 years and was named KEMPA ’s Yearbook Adviser of the Year in 2005. Before becoming an English teacher and yearbook adviser, she was an associate editor for the Milton Courier. Rebecca S. Zukowski, Grad ’89, was named dean of nursing at Mount Aloysuis College in Cresson, Pa.

1990 James W. Bellew, PT ’90, coauthored the book Modalities for Therapeutic Intervention through FA Davis Publishers. He is an associate professor of physical therapy at the University of Indianapolis. Kevin LoCicero, Bus Ad ’90, was named vice president for marketing and agency manager at New York Bankers Title Agency West in Rochester, N.Y.

1991 John S. Brady, Arts ’91, was named deputy director of communications and speech writer for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa. Bernadette T. Gillick, Ph.D., Arts ’91, PT ’93, completed a doctorate in rehabilitation science and neuroscience at


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the University of Minnesota. Her National Institutes of Healthfunded research focuses on noninvasive brain stimulation in children who experience a stroke. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a fifth-generation Legacy of Marquette.


She’s a rugger


Sylvia Braaten, H Sci ’07, is training

for the 2014 Rugby World Cup.

Braaten didn’t know what rugby was when she first came to Marquette. But after seeing a table promoting the club sport at O-Fest during her freshman year, the lifelong athlete was sold.

“I went to a practice and fell in love with it,” Braaten says.

Fell in love, she certainly did, as the team’s starting inside center went

on to become team captain her junior and senior seasons. Although Braaten’s playing time at Marquette inevitably ended at graduation, her rugby career was far from over. Along with working as the strength and conditioning coach at Totino-Grace High School in Minneapolis, Braaten is a proud member of the USA Rugby program. Since age 19, she has traveled with the national team (aptly named the Eagles) to countries such as England, Wales, New Zealand and, most recently, Canada for the 2011 Nations Cup.

Now Braaten has her eyes set on a bigger prize: a coveted spot on the

2014 World Cup team. “There’s a pool of 40 players training for a chance to compete for the USA,” she says. “The goal is to stay healthy and stay on top of your game.”

To keep her competitive advantage, Braaten trains six days a week

with teammates from her Twin City Amazons club team and meticulously studies the game on video. She was also recently invited to represent her country with the USA Sevens team, a group that plays a faster-paced form of the traditional game. Come time for World Cup evaluations later this year, there is no doubt this alumna will be ready. — Jessie Bazan

Timothy S. Jacobson, Law ’92, wrote his first book, The Kurchatov Penetration, a techno-thriller set in Iran. He has been a U.S. Air Force auxiliary mission pilot, attorney, writer, documentary filmmaker, dot-com and energy company executive, computer programmer, conservationist, song writer, blacksmith, runner, and public speaker. He was named a “Super Lawyer” by Milwaukee Magazine and has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court.

1993 Christopher S. Reimer, Bus Ad ’93, joined Falk Harrison as vice president of social media. The company is located in St. Louis. He also was named “Best Twitter User” in St. Louis by a local newspaper and the website Craig S. Simpson, Arts ’93, is manuscripts archivist at the Lilly Library, the rare books and special collections repository at Indiana University Bloomington. He is co-author of the book Above the Shots: An Oral History of the Kent State Shootings, to be published by Kent State University Press. He presented “History, Memory and Campus Protest During the Long 1960s” at the Oral History Association meeting in Denver, which was taped for broadcast on CSPAN-3.

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Timothy S. Trecek, Law ’93, received the prestigious Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the Wisconsin Association of Justice. The award is presented to an attorney who demonstrates professional excellence and a commitment to advocating for injured consumers. He was recognized after achieving several multimillion-dollar victories for clients, most recently on behalf of eight workers injured in a dust explosion. He is in his sixth year of teaching advanced trial advocacy at Marquette for students who want to develop a career in litigation.

1994 Samantha M. Adams, Arts ’94, was named a 2012 Women of Influence honoree by New Mexico Business Weekly. The recognition spotlights women leaders in the state’s industries, professions and organizations who excel in business and community. She is a shareholder at Modrall Sperling, where she focuses on commercial litigation for business, government and nonprofit organizations. Additionally,

she was recognized as a Future Litigation Star in New Mexico by Benchmark Litigation. Brenda K. Sunby, Arts ’94, was certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Certification takes years to complete and includes an exam, a 45-day trial, a writing sample, and references from judges and other attorneys. She serves on the board of governors, program committee and jury instruction committee for the Wisconsin Association for Justice. She is a member of the Association for Women Lawyers and serves on the board of the Wisconsin Civil Justice Education Foundation. She practices law in the Wausau, Stevens Point and Rhinelander, Wis., offices of Habush Habush & Rottier as a trial lawyer handling a variety of personal injury cases. Dr. Anthony J. Ziebert, Grad ’94, was appointed senior vice president of education and professional affairs for the American Dental Association. He oversees criteria for dental school accreditation and dental education and licensure, dental school administration testing, and

Feels like everyone I know is in MKE

today for the game and National

Marquette Day — sending all my MUrahrah

love from the ATL! AMANDA MCCRACKEN, COMM ’07, O N T W I TT E R

continuing dental education. Previously he was the ADA’s director of the commission on dental accreditation. Before joining the ADA, he spent 18 years as a full-time faculty member at Marquette School of Dentistry. He maintains a part-time private practice limited to prosthodontics in downtown Milwaukee.

1995 David T. Siewert, Arts ’95, was named vice president of regional development for HealthTeacher Inc. He works with hospitals throughout the Midwest and Northeast to build youth health literacy collaboratives in partnership with area school districts.

1996 Manuel M. Lara, Bus Ad ’96, Grad ’03, is a senior human resources partner at the Mayo Clinic. He and his wife, Elizabeth (Williams) Lara, Arts ’02, moved to Rochester, Minn., with their three children. M. Scott Niederjohn, Ph.D., Eng ’96, Grad ’98, received the 2012 Wisconsin Governor’s Financial Literacy Award. He is an associate professor of economics at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, where he chairs the business and economics division. He received the award for a series of workshops he taught on market economics titled Economics for Opinion Leaders. Hundreds of Wisconsin clergy, nonprofit managers, teachers, journalists and state legislators participated in the workshops during the past three years. David M. Williams, Comm ’96, was promoted to director of advancement for the College of Engineering at Purdue University. He works with the college’s


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leadership, development and school advancement offices to help meet the goals of the college.


Tina V. Bryson, Comm ’97, is translating her second book, 10 Things Every Kid Should Know About God, into Creole to be used in Haiti. The book was named Children’s Book of the Year by the Christian Small Publishers Association. Michael S. Keating, Bus Ad ’97, of Keating Law Offices in Chicago was named to the Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Stars list and the National Trial Lawyers Association’s “40 under 40” list of the top young trial lawyers in Illinois. Phyllis J. Murray, Nurs ’97, received a Life Membership Award for outstanding contributions to the New Brunswick Nursing Association of New Brunswick, Canada. She was recognized for her activities to promote and maintain health care standards and advance the nursing profession. She is retired and active in her community.

1998 Heather M. Stur, Comm ’98, published the book Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era through Cambridge University Press. The book focuses on American gender and racial issues of the time. She is an assistant professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi. Keli (O’Neill) Wenzel, Comm ’98, was named a 2012 Rising Star by KC Business magazine for her work at O’Neill Marketing & Event Management Inc. She

1999 Scott Cruz, Arts ’99, was named a partner at Franczek Radelet Law Firm. He works with clients on labor and employment matters. Most recently, he focused on advising clients on unemployment insurance claims. Mary Pat (O’Neil) Rick, Comm ’99, Grad ’04, started Little Miss Organization (littlemissorg. com), a professional organizing business that provides residential organizing services in the greater Milwaukee area.

2000 Jeffrey J. Blahnik, Arts ’00, Law ’03, was named director of admissions at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. Earnell R. Lucas, Prof St ’00, was named vice president for educational programming and investigative services in Major League Baseball’s Department of Investigations. He was a Milwaukee Police Department captain for 25 years and former head of security detail for MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and the Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Police Staff and Command. Kristen (Piekarski) Meliska, Nurs ’00, and her husband created an educational website, In addition, they released an iPhone application, Math Mix, which enables kids and adults to practice math skills.

Joseph O. Wilson, Arts ’00, was elected partner at the national law firm of Quarles & Brady. He is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation group. He practices in the area of energy and utility law and also advises clients about complex commercial litigation. He was selected for inclusion in the Wisconsin Super Lawyers– Rising Stars edition in the area of utility law.

2001 Patricia (Leal) Kennedy, Prof St ’01, was named dean at Sanford–Brown College of Milwaukee.

the corporation, U.S. Congress and state governments. Lisa Nester Kass, Law ’03, was named a shareholder at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren. She is a member of the firm’s litigation and intellectual property practices and assists corporate clients, including manufacturers, real estate developers, investors and service providers in resolving business and intellectual property disputes. She is an adjunct professor of law at Marquette University Law School, where she teaches an IP litigation workshop.

2004 Brian M. Ellefson, Bus Ad ’04, was named manager in the Chicago audit department of Legacy Professionals LLP. He works with many nonprofit organizations and employee benefit plans.



Joseph W. Voiland, Law ’02, was named a shareholder at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren. He is a member of the firm’s litigation, employee benefits and government relations practice groups. His practice focuses on financial services litigation and government-related litigation. He was co-recipient of Reinhart’s 2010 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award.

2003 Collin E. Burton, Comm ’03, accepted a presidential appointment to serve the Obama administration at the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C. He works in the office of government relations as a liaison between


Jeffrey J. Lavalle, Arts ’01, was elected a partner at Quarles & Brady. He is a member of the firm’s corporate services group and practices in the areas of securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law.


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specializes in planning, marketing, operations management and public relations for largescale events.

Nicole (Totorello) Fonovich, Grad ’05, launched Luca Lashes, which wrote and published a series of multilingual educational and entertaining children’s e-books and applications. The e-book series, which focuses on discovering the world and interacting with new experiences, is available in English, Spanish, Italian and French for purchase on for the Android and Nook and through the Apple app store. There are accompanying e-books on and

2006 Allison Mahoney, Bus Ad ’06, was named a law clerk at O’Melveny & Myers in New York.

Matthew T. McElligot, Bus Ad ’07, and his partners launched, which posts deals from businesses that can be purchased and shared by anyone. The company helps online communities and websites promote local businesses.

2008 Kathryn (Anthony) Neenan, H Sci ’08, leads a team of therapists as director of the second office of By Your Side, an autism speech and therapy center for kids and adults in Schaumburg, Ill. The center provides group and individual therapy in a comfortable home-like environment.

2010 Tara B. Stewart, Grad ’10, accepted an executive-level position at Kohler Co. as director of quality and customer service for the Kohler Power Systems division.

2011 Natalie Kulla, Eng ’11, was 2011– 12 American Eagle Outfitters Big East Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. She completed her career with Marquette women’s soccer in 2011 as one of the top goalkeepers in Big East history. She is a two-time Goalkeeper of the Year and holds Marquette’s single-season and career shutout records. She helped the Golden Eagles to three consecutive American Division titles and four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, including a berth in the Sweet 16 in 2010. She lives in St. Louis and is a facilities plant engineer in the defense, space and security division at Boeing.

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J.P. Vanden Boogaard, Comm ’01; Timothy J. Tyrrell, Bus Ad ’01; Carrie (Austin) Bailey, H Sci ’03; Brent J. Bullock, Eng ’03; and Bianca Mokhatas, Eng ’03. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE


Mark G. Fohey, D.D.S., Dent ’85, and Kam M. Hankel, July 23, 2011. The couple lives in Monona, Iowa. Mark has dental practices in Monona and Waukon, Iowa, and Prairie du Chien, Wis. Michael T. Jaques, Eng ’93, and Grace Hider, Sept. 17, 2011 in Eagle, Colo. After a honeymoon in Turkey, they returned to their home in Colorado’s Vail Valley, where Michael is an estimator for Gallegos Corp. and Grace is a critical care nurse at Vail Hospital. Ryan J. Austin, Bus Ad ’01, and Heather L. Frank, Comm ’02, Oct. 1, 2011 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. The reception was held at the InterContinental Hotel.

Henry W. Gron, Bus Ad ’75; Karen (McCullough) Gron, Arts ’75; Curt J. Mohr, Eng ’76; Michael J. Nornberg, Bus Ad ’81; Lisa (Bennecke) Lewis, CJPA ’92; James R. Gross, Bus Ad ’95; Michelle (Moran) Gross, Bus Ad ’95; Nina (Bennecke) Pope, Comm ’97; Timothy J. Vetscher, Comm ’98; Melissa E. Duchinsky, Arts ’00; Marcus W. Lienhard, Bus Ad ’00; Megan (Ehrmanntraut) Moffatt, Nurs ’01; Paul F. Moffatt, Bus Ad ’01; Thomas R. Vetscher, Bus Ad ’01; David W. Voss, Bus Ad ’02; James N. Bailey, Bus Ad ’03; Jessica (Stolowski) Blough, Bus Ad ’03; and Alan T. Chew, Arts ’03. Sara M. Bell, Arts ’02, and Andrew Tibbetts, July 3, 2011 at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. The couple resides in Alexandria, Va. Stephanie M. Yekich, H Sci ’03, and Joshua A. Kraus, Oct. 22,


South Africa! I’m missing the @MarquetteU

life, but I can’t complain about Cape Town. STUDENT ERIN WALDSCHMIDT ON T W I TT E R

2011 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Milwaukee. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Bridget (Kraus) Slack, Comm ’03; Jamie (Kraus) Pasley, Bus Ad ’03; and Beth Ann (Brazzale) Riewestahl, H Sci ’04. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Brian R. Butler, H Sci ’03; Dana (Jones) Bozeday, H Sci ’04; Eileen J. Craighead, H Sci ’04; and Lauren (Maczak) McCarthy, H Sci ’04. Emily Waerzeggers, H Sci ’04, Grad ’05, and Maclovio Vega, Bus Ad ’99, Nov. 12, 2011 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. They were joined by more than 30 Marquette alumni, including maid of honor Margaret M. Casey, Comm ’06, and many Marquette employees. A graduate from each decade dating back to the 1960s was present, including two students due to graduate in 2013 and 2014. Nicholas E. Wojnar, Eng ’04, Grad ’06, and Tanya L. Onushko, Eng ’05, Grad ’07, ’11, Aug. 6, 2011 in New Berlin, Wis. Melissa R. Lemke, Grad ’05, and Arnold K. Mensah-Brown, Grad ’07, ’10, Jan. 14, 2012 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. Merissa A. Malacara, Arts ’05, and William E. Gordon, Arts ’05, Oct. 22, 2011 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A reception was held at the Westin Resort and Spa. The couple resides in Chicago, where Melissa is completing a postdoctoral clinical psychology fellowship at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Lakeview, and Bill is a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Christina N. Hanson, Arts ’73;


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Mary E. Leonard, Law ’89; Sharon C. Mallari, Comm ’04; Kathleen A. Kaczynski, Comm ’05; Areefa S. Khericha, Bus Ad ’05; Joann E. Kowalski, Bus Ad ’05; Ryan E. Meyer, Comm ’05; Nickolas T. McIntyre, Arts ’05; Andrew J. Warczak, Bus Ad ’05; Rebecca (Servia) Warczak, Bus Ad ’05; and Lindsey A. Malacara, Arts ’09. Michael J. Mulligan, Bus Ad ’05, and Sheila Mulligan, Aug. 6, 2011 in Chicago. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Cathleen (McCauley) Mulligan, Bus Ad ’79; and Peter E. Mulligan, Eng ’79, who also met at Marquette; and others. Angela G. Pirlott, Arts ’05, and Bryan D. French, H Sci ’05, July 3, 2011 at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Waukesha, Wis. They celebrated their reception at the Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Jessica (Pirlott) Nelson, Bus Ad ’01, Grad ’05; Kasey L. Smith, Comm ’04; Salem T. Toney, H Sci ’06; and current student Mike Pirlott. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Brooke (Bohmann) Jackson, Bus Ad ’04; Erin M. Burns, Arts ’05; Anthony D. Cotton, Law ’05; Marcus G. Jackson, Comm ’05; Emily T. Thoms, Comm ’06; Zachary E. Thoms, Arts ’05; Brent R. Baumann, Bus Ad ’06; Natalie R. DeLiso, Comm ’06; Linnea (Putra) Nagel, H Sci ’04, PA ’05; Eric M. Nagel, Law ’08; Theodore G. Schrubbe, H Sci ’05, Dent ’08; Karen M. Martinez, H Sci ’07, PT ’09; Meghan M. Coffey, Law ’11; and more. Jeanne L. Sisulak, Nurs ’05, and Chris Hlebichuk, June 4, 2011 at Christ King Catholic Church in Wauwatosa, Wis. The reception was held at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. The couple lives


Parents of the bride Patrice (Brossard) Sisulak, Dent Hy ’76; and Jon J. Sisulak, Dent ’77; as well as Molly (Newman) Sisulak, Arts ’01; Jon J. Sisulak, Jr., Bus Ad ’03; Carmella M. Castro, Nurs ’05; Ann (Ligon) DeLucenay, Comm ’05; Michelle (Gottschalk) Lammers, Comm ’06; and Edward W. Sisulak, Bus Ad ’09. Many alumni attended. Alexander Hermanny, Arts ’06, and Danielle Palkert, Aug. 13, 2011 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Notre Dame, Ind. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Timothy Lefeber, H Sci ’05; Andrew Hunt, Bus Ad ’08; and Timothy Petrie, Bus Ad ’06, PT ’08. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

SHARE THE MOMENT Jessica (Perez) Aquino, Bus Ad ’07, and Jesus Aquino, Arts ’06, were married on July 2, 2011 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. The wedding party included many Marquette alumni. See a Flickr gallery of newlyweds at marquette. edu/magazine, and consider sharing a wedding moment with Marquette Magazine. Photo courtesy of Hikary.

Caroline Madormo, Nurs ’06; Molly Kean, Comm ’06; Elizabeth Mueller, Bus Ad ’06; Ted Elsaesser, H Sci ’06; Jenna (Santoianni) Glazer, Comm ’06; Brad Held, S.J., Arts ’06; Elizabeth (Feste) McCostlin, Arts ’06; Adam McCostlin, Bus Ad ’06; Marie Derdzinski, Bus Ad ’06, Grad ’10; Efron Cardenas, Bus Ad ’07; Jane Derdzinski, Bus Ad ’08; Kevin Konieczka, H Sci ’08, PT ’10; Jon Dooley, Grad ’07; Thomas Dolce, Arts ’06; and Catherine Mueller, H Sci ’08, PA ’10.

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in San Diego, where Chris is serving in the military.

Maura Hyland, Bus Ad ’06, and Gerald Timothy Lawler III, Grad ’06, Aug. 20, 2011 at St. John’s Cathedral in Cleveland. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Lauren Baczewski, Bus Ad ’06; Colleen Hyland, Bus Ad ’12; Colleen Hallahan, Comm ’06; Shannon Gilroy, Comm ’06; Sean Mallonee, Bus Ad ’06; and Patrick Meier, Arts ’02. Many alumni attended the reception. Allison Mahoney, Bus Ad ’06, and Wiley Cerilli, Oct. 29, 2011. Sarah M. Padula, Comm ’06, and Kyle T. Craine, Bus Ad ’10, Nov. 12, 2011 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. Several alumni attended. Alexander A. Wantoch, H Sci ’06, and Allison J. Wermeling, Grad ’11, Sept. 25, 2010 at St. Mary’s Church in Hales Corners, Wis. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Robert L. Saunders, Eng ’04; and Alicia (Wantoch) Dougherty, Eng ’08. Members of Sigma Phi Delta fraternity were in attendance. The couple resides in Nashotah, Wis. Jessica M. Gile, Grad ’07, and Brian Hutchings, June 20, 2009 in La Crosse, Wis.

Impossible to ever appreciate it enough. I still try & go back at least once a year for a Tues night mass w/ Fr. Naus @MarquetteU.

DA N VO O R S , B U S A D ’ 0 7 , O N T W I TT E R

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Kimberly M. Lorentz, Comm ’07, and Liam J. O’Callaghan, Comm ’08, July 16, 2011 at Church of the Gesu with the reception at Miller Park in Milwaukee. They were married by Rev. Grant Garinger, S.J., an assistant professor in the Diederich College of Communication. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Joseph R. Fernandez, Comm ’07; Scott R. Piecuch, Eng ’07; Travers J. Wendle, Comm ’07; Nicole C. Farmerie, Comm ’08; Ashley E. Levells, Comm ’08; and Jennifer M. Lorentz, Arts ’08. Lindsay M. Bergren, Bus Ad ’08, and David M. Francis, H Sci ’08, Sept. 10, 2011 at Brookfield (Wis.) Lutheran Church. Lindsay is a corporate accounting supervisor at Brady Corp., and Dave is in his third year at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Brian F. Bau, Eng ’08; Elizabeth C. Burns, H Sci ’08, PT ’10; Shannon (Monroe) Herbst, Bus Ad ’08; Amanda (Apollo) Sachse, Comm ’08; Christopher M. Ziarko, Bus Ad ’08; Katherine M. Meehan, Comm ’10; Megan

E. Francis, Comm ’11; and student Ryan Bergren. Many other alumni attended. Sarah L. Broker, Bus Ad ’08, and Charles Fastner, Grad ’11, Oct. 15, 2011 in Eau Claire, Wis. Mary T. Gloss, H Sci ’08, and Daniel J. Fornetti, Arts ’08, Dent ’11, Oct. 29, 2011 at Saints Joachim and Ann Church in St. Charles, Mo. They live in St. Louis. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Paul J. Fornetti, Dent ’06; Stephen J. Gardner, Law ’06; and students David Fornetti, Alison Gloss and Julia Fornetti. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Theodore B. Fornetti, Dent ’44; Theodore J. Fornetti, Dent ’73; Anthony J. Fornetti, Dent ’76; Donald R. Guinter, Arts ’78; Letitia (Fornetti) Guinter, Dent Hy ’78; Robert C. Dillman, Arts ’80; Tina (Boyce) Dillman, Arts ’81; Terese (Lagina) Fornetti, Arts ’81; Terri (Martin) Gasser, PT ’81; John T. Fornetti, Dent ’83; Angela (Doss) Fornetti, Arts ’03, Dent ’05; Russell P. Craze, Arts ’08; Whitney L. Wege, Arts ’08, Dent ’11; Lauren E. Schultz, Arts ’08, Dent ’11; Megan A. Ward, Bus Ad ’09; and Andrew Eicholz, Dent ’11.

Loved seeing @timbraun19 and the rest of the @MUTheatre in the latest @MarquetteU Mag. Thanks for showing

that fab program some love! GENEVIEVE GRDINA , COMM ’09, O N T W I TT E R


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Alicia Wantoch, Eng ’08, and T.J. Dougherty, May 8, 2010 at St. Mary’s Church in Hales Corners, Wis. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Alexander A. Wantoch, H Sci ’06; Alyssa J. Paul, Eng ’07; Caitlin (Kowalski) Ball, Eng ’08; Brittany E. Barry, Eng ’08; and Allison J. Wermeling, Grad ’11. Christopher J. Williams, Bus Ad ’08, and Bianca L. Pallotto, Comm ’09, Oct. 1, 2011 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii in Chicago. The reception was held at the Chicago Cultural Center. Many alumni attended. The couple resides in Philadelphia, where Christopher works as an analyst for Argosy Capitol, a private equity firm. Claire L. (Weiss) Allen, Bus Ad ’09, and Justin M. Allen, Eng ’10, July 1, 2011 at St. Hedwig Church in Milwaukee. The bridal party wore blue and gold. The couple resides in Milwaukee. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Rev. William Kurz, S.J.; James M. Allen, Arts ’61; Richard J. Fehring, Arts ’70, Nurs ’73; Thomas H. Fehring, Eng ’70, Grad ’75; Carol (Fehring) Stefanski, PT ’73; Laurence J. Fehring, Arts ’80, Law ’83; Mary K. Madigan, Sp ’82; Joan (Melchior) Soumah, Nurs ’82; Kathleen (Roche) Valusek, Jour ’82; Bruce W. Weiss, Eng ’82; Marilyn (Fehring) Weiss, Nurs ’82; Kevin Valusek, Arts ’82, Dent ’86; Richard N. Alheid, Eng ’83; Mark S. Madigan, Arts ’83, Law ’86; Todd J. Allen, Arts ’84; Donald W. Hindman, Eng ’84; Jamie (Allen) Brady, Sp ’85; Paul M. Kasprowicz, Law ’86; Kevin B. Allen, Bus Ad ’88; Amy M. Burton, alumna nongraduate; Idil Yoromazoglo, Eng ’97; Daniel Manson, Comm ’06; Daniel J. Maciejewski, Arts ’07; Elizabeth A. Benson, Bus Ad ’09; Timothy J. Keefe, Eng ’10; William R.

Neja, Eng ’09; Bridget (Koning) Neja, H Sci ’09; Kathleen G. Paulius, Bus Ad ’09; Jeffery D. Turnbull, Eng ’09; Matthew S. Webber, Eng ’09; Jessica L. Herrick, Arts ’10; Allen P. O’Connor, Eng ’10; Marie L. Coffey, H Sci ’09, PT ’11; Klarissa N. Keadle, Eng ’11; and current student Sarah Weiss. Megan C. Bruggemann, Bus Ad ’09, and Jesse J. Genova, Bus Ad ’09, Oct. 8, 2011 at Pax Christi Church in Lexington, Ky. Their wedding colors were blue and gold. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Michelle L. Andres, Bus Ad ’09; Brenda A. Campbell, Comm ’09; Scott G. Fleming, H Sci ’09; Hayley L. Ford, Bus Ad ’09; Lindsay A. Foti, Nurs ’09; Joseph C. Genova, Arts ’09; and Connor E. Lawrie, Bus Ad ’09. Matthew Coon, H Sci ’09, and Abbey Adre, Grad ’09, June 10, 2011. Douglas O. Smith, Law ’83, and Linda L. Smith, Grad ’10, attended. The couple resides in Chicago. Kristen L. Jasiewicz, Arts ’09, and Brian C. Dolder, Eng ’09, July 30, 2011 at All Saints Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Andrew W. Parker, Bus Ad ’09, and Angie Rill, Sept. 4, 2011 at South County Bible Church in St. Louis. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Greg J. Papachristou, Eng ’09; and Kyle B. Zabel, Bus Ad ’09. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

George J. Papachristou, Arts ’76; Zachary L. Albanese, Bus Ad ’09; Melinda R. Anton, Nurs ’09; Patrick J. Lehman, Eng ’09; Robert J. Mueller, Bus Ad ’09; Andrew J. Rice, Bus Ad ’09; Diana C. Sarandos, Nurs ’11; and Joseph D. Parker, Bus Ad ’11.

Alejandro, Nov 2, 2011. Leo joins sisters Isabel and Graciela. The family resides in St. Paul, Minn.


Susan M Ritter-Jurkiewicz, Law ’85; Mary (Dodds) Heyrman, Bus Ad ’86; Mike S. Kaminski, Grad ’96; William J. Buchholtz, H Sci ’11; and Adam J. Krach,


Eng ’11.

Kelly L. Lowery, Law ’10, and Douglas J. Temeyer, Eng ’07, Sept. 10, 2010 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. She is an associate attorney at Cross Law Firm S.C., and he is a manufacturing and processes engineer at Master Lock LLC. Samuel C. Gavin, Eng ’07, was in the wedding party. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Thomas J. Schlaefer, Eng ’83; Elizabeth (Kozlik) Sanchez, Bus Ad ’06; Hector J. Sanchez, Eng ’06, Grad ’07; Tiffany S. Haeflinger, Nurs ’07; Michael V. Johnson, Eng ’07, Grad ’09; Abby C. Mattson, Eng ’06, Grad ’11; Renee A. Ruffin, Law ’10; and Christine M. Kaminski, Law ’11. Courtney M. Sampson, Comm ’10, and Douglas Arango, on Oct. 29, 2011 in Indianapolis. The Arangos reside in Mooresville, Ind.

Adam W. Strei, Bus Ad ’87, and Kristi (Kopp) Strei, Bus Ad ’88: son Xander Earl, Oct. 17, 2011. He was 8 pounds, 7 ounces. He joins sisters Hannah, Karli and Megan; and brothers Spencer and Parker. The family lives in Leesburg, Va. John H. Schroth, Arts ’90, and Jessica Uehara Schroth: son Thiago Paul, Oct. 15, 2010. The family lives in Norfolk, Va. Andrew P. Brayer, Arts ’92, and Carrissa Brayer: son Luke Quentin, Sept. 24, 2011. He was 8 pounds, 13 ounces and 21 inches long. He joins siblings Christian, Justin, Annabel and Timothy. The family lives in New Berlin, Wis. Joseph P. Gallivan, Arts ’92, and Joy Gallivan: son Liam John, Aug. 18, 2011. He joins sister Charlotte, 1.


Morgan Anderson, Comm ’10; Elisabeth H. Gard, Arts ’10; and John Dunlap, Bus Ad ’11. Samantha L. White, H Sci ’10, and Michael O.E. Koscielak, H Sci ’08, PT ’10, Oct. 8, 2011 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee.

Brian M. Healy, Eng ’96, and Jennifer (McGinn) Healy, Comm ’96: son Declan James, Dec. 28, 2011. He joins brother Eamon Connor.

Catherine (Domrois) Gault, Comm ’97, and Matthew J. Gault: daughter Amelia Claire, Aug. 5, 2011 at 8:11 a.m. She was 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She joins sister Charlotte. Timothy J. Blazek, Bus Ad ’98, and Kristine Blazek: son Chase Aiden, Oct. 21, 2011. John T. McCormack, Eng ’98, and Jacqueline Parra: son Charles Andre, March 21, 2011. He was 8 pounds and 20 inches. The family lives in Glen Ellyn, Ill. John T. McGowan, Bus Ad ’98, and Molly McGowan: daughter Flannery June, Oct. 15, 2011. Heather M. Stur, Comm ’98, Grad ’03, and Jay Van Orsdol: son Ignatius Charles, Nov. 1, 2011. He was 8 pounds, 13 ounces and 20.5 inches long. He joins brother Angus, 2. Despina “Debbie” (Kalpakidis) Van Wermeskerken, Arts ’98, and Ted Van Wermeskerken: son Alexandros Michael, June 10, 2011. He joins brother Athan, 4.

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Melissa A. Batzner, Bus Ad ’10, and Brian J. Krische, Eng ’10, Oct. 29, 2011 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee.

Jodi (Wagner) Drake, Bus Ad ’99, and Tom Drake: son Andrew Joseph, May 20, 2011. He enjoyed his first Marquette basketball game in November while visiting from San Francisco. Amy K. Estlund, H Sci ’99, and Alix Johnson: daughter Jude Eleanor, Sept. 17, 2011. The family lives in St. Louis. Sheila (Ahern) Galloro, Comm ’99, and Vince Galloro: son Patrick Michael, Oct. 12, 2011. He joins sister Rose Maureen. The family lives in Chicago, where they watch every Marquette basketball game. Julie (Swanberg) Heinrichs, Arts ’99, PT ’01, and Erik A. Heinrichs, Arts ’00: daughter Clara Eve, Sept. 13, 2011. She joins sister Elsa, 2. Jake M. Stefan, Eng ’99, and Stephanie (Rosenberger) Stefan, Eng ’98: son Shaun Matthew, July 22, 2011. He joins brother Jack, who has already started teaching Shaun how to Ring Out Ahoya. Sarah (Steffan) Decker, H Sci ’00, Grad ’02, and Zachary Decker: daughter Nora Catherine, Dec. 5, 2011. She joins sister Samantha.

Spent a great morning with a bunch of prospective freshmen and their parents. Make the right choice ... Go Marquette! ST E V E C H A M R A Z , CO M M ’ 9 8 , O N T W I TT E R

Erin (Gibbs) Henry, Arts ’96, Grad ’99, and Christopher Henry: son Luke Dawson, Aug. 26, 2011. The family lives in Washington, D.C. Sarah (Wolters) Medrano, Bus Ad ’96, and Alejandro W. Medrano, Law ’98: son Leo

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Patrick T. Sheedy, Bus Ad ’43, Law ’50

in memoriam

Dorothy B. Lasky, Nurs ’30 Andrew J. Morrow, Arts ’33 Dorothy A. Schwartz, Arts ’34 Harry J. Barnett, Arts ’36 Florence M. Hassebrook Jensik, Nurs ’37 Constance M. Koelsch, Bus Ad ’38 Mary E. Gardner McLeod, Arts ’38 Robert E. Brandt, Eng ’39 Leo C. Kelleher, Arts ’39 Catherine M. Cattelino Nichol, Nurs ’39 Walter E. Ruehmer, Eng ’39 Mary J. Fawcett Johnstone, Arts ’40 Jane E. Keogh Kelly, Arts ’40 Alois J. Schmitt, Bus Ad ’40 Harriet H. Heller Wells, Dent Hy ’40 Mary E. O’Connor Holub, Jour ’41 Ernest S. Kopecki, Eng ’41 Kathryn N. McCarrier Mullins, Arts ’41 Maurice F. Murphy, Arts ’41 John J. Niehaus, Eng ’41 Raymond C. Wanta, Eng ’41 Robert J. Harrington, Bus Ad ’42 Dominic A. Kuljis, Med ’42 Frank J. Ladky, Bus Ad ’42 Marjorie E. Mattlin, Arts ’42 Donald A. Pabst, Bus Ad ’42 Herman W. Weingrod, Arts ’42 Dorothy F. Seng Zens, Nurs ’42 Gerald T. Barta, Eng ’43 P.G. Gregory, Eng ’43, Law ’52 Virginia L. Burke Heckenbach, Dent Hy ’43 Robert E. Kieffer, Eng ’43 Joseph C. Kinsey, Eng ’43 Wayne M. Newby, Dent ’43 Eugene Potente, Jour ’43 Andrew T. Schuch, Dent ’43


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M.E. Steel, Grad ’43 Jack Weinstein, Dent ’43 Santina M. Sparacino Adragna, Dent ’44 Marion C. Benning Hauer, Jour ’44 Mary E. King Heisel, Arts ’44 William G. Robertson, Jour ’44 Joseph A. Seccafico, Med ’44 Marion R. Schlueter Trester, Grad ’44 Lenore E. Ritter Bridges, Jour ’45 Warren J. Hoots, Dent ’45 Eugene D. Kitzke, Arts ’45,

Law ’48

Arthur E. Ehlenberger, Eng ’48 Claire L. Gentry Jacobi, Arts ’48 Betty S. Grossmann Johnson, Nurs ’48 Frank T. Lee, Arts ’48, Med ’55 Joye H. Houghen Malinske, Arts ’48 Dorotheann S. Smiltneek Materna, Nurs ’48, Grad ’73 Donald F. Mauritson, Med ’48 Robert L. Milke, Bus Ad ’48 John C. Richter, Eng ’48 William B. Rudemiller, Med ’48 Carl M. Wolff, Eng ’48 Patricia L. Connorton Woodlock, Jour ’48 Ralph A. Zettel, Eng ’48 Arthur J. Blumenthal, Law ’49

Donald P. Jacobs, Bus Ad ’50 Padraic F. Kane, Eng ’50 Michael Kutz, Eng ’50 Marilyn T. Runte Lakin, Med Tech ’50 Warren J. Lemke, Eng ’50 Leo M. McDonnell, Arts ’50, Law ’53

Robert J. Payzer, Eng ’50 William J. Stadler, Eng ’50 Arthur D. Wellman, Arts ’50 Richard F. Wirth, Arts ’50 David C. Bleil, Med ’51 John L. Bodner, Arts ’51 Norbert T. Bold, Eng ’51 John F. Bonness, Eng ’51 Edward L. Cleary, Jour ’51 Ernst Epstein, Grad ’51, Law ’55

The Marquette University community joins in prayerful remembrance of those who have died. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Eternal rest grant unto them, Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Clement T. Kruck, Eng ’45 Ruth M. Gerhard Manders, Nurs ’45 Joan M. Cioffe Potente, Jour ’45 Amy L. Hanlon Lavin Robare, Arts ’45 Jean E. Noll Scholl, Arts ’45 Robert L. Young, Eng ’45 F.J. Hermann Berberian, Arts ’46, Law ’48 Harrison J. Hannon, Dent ’46 Beverly J. White Schimel, Arts ’46 Arthur Barsamian, Bus Ad ’47 Richard P. Blink, Eng ’47 Francis D. Chingo, Jour ’47 Urban C. Jonas, Arts ’47 Zeverly L. Lapin, Dent ’47 Catherine L. Else Moeller, Arts ’47 Dorothy M. Williams Pitterle, Arts ’47 Richard M. Reisel, Eng ’47 Thomas M. Shearer, Eng ’47 Margery G. Sinsky Stilp, Sp ’47 Richard J. Wagner, Med ’47 Louis J. Cella, Med ’48 W.J. Clark, Eng ’48 John P. Crimmins, Bus Ad ’48

Terence P. Brennan, Arts ’49, Med ’54

Edmond M. Connor, Eng ’49 Frank J. Garofalo, Med ’49 Charles G. Gilg, Eng ’49 F.W. Gutzwiller, Eng ’49 Leonard J. Jusko, Eng ’49 Robert A. Kaiser, Bus Ad ’49 John F. Keffler, Bus Ad ’49 William C. Klockow, Eng ’49 Edward M. Magnus, Arts ’49 William B. McFarlin, Eng ’49 Lorraine B. Behnisch Sachs, Nurs ’49 Thomas C. Scheiner, Eng ’49 Robert D. Sullivan, Arts ’49, Dent ’52

Ruth Walish, Nurs ’49 Llowell A. Welnak, Arts ’49, Law ’52

John J. Brady, Arts ’50, Grad ’55 James F. Cape, Bus Ad ’50 Richard T. Danks, Eng ’50 Lawrence D. Delany, Jour ’50 James L. Dooney, Arts ’50 Gaspar G. Farina, Grad ’50 Joseph A. Faupl, Arts ’50, Grad ’54, Med ’56

William R. Hertel, Bus Ad ’50

Arthur I. Felker, Bus Ad ’51 Carl J. Frederickson, Eng ’51 Jerome J. Kies, Bus Ad ’51 Robert J. Kowalsky, Arts ’51 Frank J. Landig, Bus Ad ’51 Joyce L. Maney, Bus Ad ’51 William E. McGavick, Arts ’51 John R. Milkent, Arts ’51 William E. O’Keeffe, Dent ’51 Harry E. Pokorny, Arts ’51 Julie J. Glista Porada, Bus Ad ’51 John R. Rindt, Bus Ad ’51 Glenn B. Runge, Eng ’51 Robert C. Singer, Eng ’51 Daniel J. Bartz, Bus Ad ’52 Robert W. Bleier, Arts ’52 Ramon D. Bosquez, Eng ’52 Clair A. Craig, Eng ’52 Francis P. Daleiden, Arts ’52 Delores F. Jens Fisk, Nurs ’52 Dorothy J. Henkes, Med Tech ’52 Eugene E. Kennedy, Bus Ad ’52 Werner F. Kiessling, Bus Ad ’52 Ambrose T. Murphy, Arts ’52, Grad ’67

Albert A. Nemcek, Arts ’52, Grad ’47

Richard P. Oberlin, Eng ’52 John R. Celoni, Sp ’53

Law ’56

Thomas D. Kuhns, Eng ’53 James E. Malek, Eng ’53 Patricia W. Watson McAuley, Arts ’53, Law ’70 Kenneth P. Miller, Arts ’53 Francis J. Romano, Eng ’53 Elizabeth Ruskamp, Grad ’53 Donald L. Schaefer, Med ’53 Robert E. Sharp, Arts ’53, Med ’57 John L. Sheehy, Law ’53 Carl F. Singer, Bus Ad ’53 Robert K. Ausman, Arts ’54, Med ’57

Harry G. Cisler, Arts ’54 Robert J. Fritz, Arts ’54, Grad ’57 Frances M. Brockmeyer Keefer, Nurs ’54 Harold L. Mayer, Eng ’54 Ruth T. Miyagi, Nurs ’54 Warren E. Duffin, Arts ’55 Mary M. Christofferson Flanagan, Bus Ad ’55 Clare L. Garner, Dent ’55 Constance C. Houran, Arts ’55 Zita J. Schmit Johnson, Nurs ’55 Robert E. Kempfert, Bus Ad ’55 Thomas W. Nedwek, Bus Ad ’55 Donald M. Oberbreckling, Law ’55 Thomas P. Sweeney, Dent ’55 Justin E. Walsh, Jour ’55, Law ’60 Richard A. Hart, Jour ’56 Patricia A. Jakus, Med Tech ’56 Patricia Varebrook Kearney, Med Tech ’56 James L. Knoles, Bus Ad ’56 Thomas P. Lins, Grad ’56 Robert L. Neal, Sp ’56 Eugene J. Traynor, Med ’56 Gerald F. Dempsey, Eng ’57 Nancy A. Noe Haacker, Arts ’57 Charles A. Haberman, Arts ’57 Roland L. Holtz, Bus Ad ’57 Nancy A. Borhofen Mann, Arts ’57 Robert L. McCarthy, Bus Ad ’57 JoAnn M. Miller Murphy, Sp ’57 Oliver M. Riedler, Bus Ad ’57 Robert E. Schumacher, Bus Ad ’57

Kenneth Weymier, Eng ’57 C.J. Ciliberti, Arts ’58 Catherine C. Fleckenstein, Grad ’58 Janis B. Mundschau Gallagher, Nurs ’58 Reginald M. Hislop, Bus Ad ’58, Law ’66

Paul F. Karalewitz, Bus Ad ’58 Charyl D. Coghlan Pollard, Arts ’58 Knight H. Valind, Sp ’58 Paul R. Fetherston, Arts ’59 Joan M. Shapley Frichtl, Sp ’59 Ronald J. Kulhanek, Eng ’59 Thomas P. Portman, Dent ’59 Rodney T. Thein, Bus Ad ’59 Harriet M. Westell, Nurs ’59 George J. Bauch, Eng ’60 Francis W. Bloomer, Bus Ad ’60 Harvey W. Groth, Eng ’60 James M. Ketter, Arts ’60 Robert M. Look, Dent ’60 Charles J. Martino, Nurs ’60, Grad ’67

Richard T. Naughton, Dent ’60 William J. O’Connell, Eng ’60 Cleone A. Winkels Riener, Arts ’60 Richard A. Schutte, Dent ’60 Bernard C. Wong, Eng ’60 John W. Curtin, Med ’61 Reginald J. Falkowski, Law ’61 Joan W. Kupfert, Grad ’61 Jean Lenz, Grad ’61 James D. Murphy, Sp ’61 Catherine M. Rohan, Arts ’61 Nona M. Sehl, Arts ’61 Hildegarde J. Siegel, Nurs ’61 Soren E. Sorensen, Grad ’61 Bonnie M. Domrose Stone, Jour ’61 Mary A. Graham Sutter, Arts ’61 Richard C. Curtis, Arts ’62 Paul F. Green, Dent ’62 Carl H. Horst, Arts ’62, Grad ’70 Judith A. Merriman Kunkel, Arts ’62 Ward J. Mahowald, Med ’62 William T. McMahon, Bus Ad ’62 Ralph J. Petesch, Eng ’62 Richard L. Schilling, Dent ’62 Edward J. Sullivan, Bus Ad ’62

John C. Gower, Arts ’63, Grad ’67 Rolf H. Hofmann, Eng ’63 Nancy E. Russ Kimpel, Med Tech ’63 John E. Price, Arts ’63 Robert E. Wimmer, Bus Ad ’63 Charlotte M. Bruck, Grad ’64 Victoria Johnson Gentile, Arts ’64 Janet A. Radosevic Hossli, Med Tech ’64 Robert L. Kleppin, Arts ’64, Grad ’69

Richard H. Koop, Med ’64 Eugene J. Amrose, Arts ’65 Michael P. Kessenich, Sp ’65 Paul N. Berglund, Med ’66 Thomas H. Clausing, Arts ’66 Peter T. Elliott, Arts ’66 Virginia M. Handrup, Grad ’66 Lawrence L. Hause, Eng ’66, Grad ’71

Ralph R. Schmit, Grad ’66, Grad ’72

Sandra M. McKeown Vidas, Arts ’66 Thomas C. Werner, Med ’66 June M. Fisher, Grad ’67 Robert C. Halsey, Arts ’67 Thomas W. Huebner, Eng ’67 David A. Kroeger, Bus Ad ’67 William J. Bye, Grad ’68 Daniel H. Eberhardt, Law ’68 Kathleen K. Glynn Geurkink, Nurs ’68 Joan M. Leves, Arts ’68 Rodney G. Nelson, Bus Ad ’68 Robert E. Potrzebowski, Bus Ad ’68 James E. Stowell, Dent ’68 Arnold P. Anderson, Law ’69 Catherine E. Kearney, Grad ’69 Anna B. Brady Sakurai, Grad ’69 Jeane E. Arendt Schmidt, Arts ’69 Paul E. Chovanec, Arts ’70 Susan M. Daniels, Arts ’70 Mary Anne Generotzky Larsen,

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Gilbert R. Gutierrez, Med ’53 Ben L. Harper, Dent ’53 Harlow J. Hellstrom, Arts ’53,

Robert G. Sarno, PT ’71 Beatrice A. Spaeth, PT ’71 Ann A. Norton Sprague, Arts ’71 Ronald Grabowski, Eng ’72 Christine A. Boyer Neuenfeldt, Sp ’72 Terrence J. Kearney, Arts ’73 Aloysius F. Schmitz, Grad ’73 Walter J. Eggebrecht, Arts ’74 William F. Linnane, Bus Ad ’74 Timothy F. Mentkowski, Law ’74 Ronald A. Cooper, Grad ’75 Claudette T. Dwyer, Grad ’75 Peter G. Grey, Grad ’76 Judith A. O’Connell, Grad ’76 Judith A. Antoine Shanley, Bus Ad ’77 Terrence J. Hanley, Bus Ad ’78 Frances M. Klein, Sp ’78 Jolaine-Mari M. Monico, Arts ’78 Marta E. Flores-Munoz, Grad ’79 Joseph B. Flynn, Arts ’80 John R. Kruk, Bus Ad ’80 Ellen A. Beato Modock, Jour ’80 Philip J. Premetz, Arts ’80 Kent J. Sutton, Bus Ad ’81 Brian T. Carey, Bus Ad ’82 Marilyn K. Ritz Downes, Jour ’83 Andrew G. Thomas, Eng ’83 Edward R. Kaegi, Bus Ad ’85 Cheryl L. Hanseder Shook, Eng ’85 Richard G. Wojtanowski, Eng ’85 Lisa R. Rock Young, PT ’87 Otto D. Ast, Grad ’89 Hong J. Pak, Bus Ad ’89 Sandra L. Fells, Bus Ad ’91 Stephen M. Wyler, Comm ’91 Elaine L. Elliott Nelson, Arts ’92, H Sci ’97 Mark G. Russ, Comm ’92 Patrick J. Brotz, Arts ’93 Jeffrey E. Edelman, Law ’95 Nicole M. Piotrowski, Prof St ’06

Arts ’70, Grad ’74, ’78

Pamela S. Lieske Losievsky, Arts ’70 John H. Pollock, Arts ’70 Ann G. Sullivan, Grad ’70 Sharon A. Morand Cleereman, Nurs ’71 Thomas K. Maher, Bus Ad ’71

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Karin (Synold) Morris, Bus Ad ’00, and Gary Morris: son Jameson Daly, Nov. 14, 2011. Jameson joins brother Jackson and stepbrothers Cameron and Chipper. The family resides in Highland Village, Texas, where Karin is vice president of community outreach for the Texas Rangers and executive director of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. Thomas J. Sampair, Bus Ad ’00, and Katie Sampair: son Daniel Thomas, Sept. 7, 2011. He joins brother Benjamin, 4, and sister Mary, 2. Mikael S. Schmidt, Eng ’00, and Lindsay (Bergman) Schmidt, Arts ’00: daughter Elsa Dee, Sept. 30, 2011. She was 8 pounds, 12 ounces and 20.5 inches long. The family lives in Brighton, Mich. Peter P. Slater, Comm ’00, and Erika (Baumgardt) Slater, H Sci ’00, Grad ’02: son Peyton Bryan, March 9, 2011. He is the couple’s third child. Andy P. Swenson, Eng ’00, and Megan (Babyar) Swenson, Comm ’00: Twin sons Zachary Andrew, 5 pounds, 3 ounces and 19 inches; and Bradley Alexander, 5 pounds,

11 ounces and 18 inches, Oct 22, 2011. They join sister Cameron, 2. Elizabeth (Freeman) Tow, Comm ’00, and Garry Tow: twin daughters Harper Genevieve and Micayla Rose, Sept. 20, 2011.

speak @MarquetteU today came away with many great life lessons. Man is epitome of hard work paying off. ST U D E N T M I K E N E L S O N O N T W I TT E R

James P. Koch, Arts ’01, and Lyudmila Koch: son Mason James, Nov. 17, 2011. He is the couple’s first child.

ounces and 20 inches long. She joins brother Sawyer, 19 months.

J.P. (John Paul) W. Heim, Bus Ad ’02, and Katherine Heim: daughter Emma Louanne, Nov. 11, 2011. She joins sister Elizabeth Grace.

Ray C. Tower, Bus Ad ’03, and Annie (Bursiek) Tower, Arts ’04: daughter Adeline Sue, July 12, 2011. She was 7 pounds, 2 ounces and 20 inches long. The family lives in Wauwatosa, Wis.

Elizabeth (Williams) Lara, Arts ’02, and Manuel M. Lara, Bus Ad ’96, Grad ’03: daughter Isabella Grace, Oct. 19, 2011. She joins sister Madeline, 6, and brother Owen, 4.

Kevin J. Downing, Bus Ad ’04, and Kelly Downing: son Brenton Thomas, Aug. 9, 2011. He was 9 pounds, 10 ounces and 21 inches long. He joins sister Alexis Brianne, 2.

Michael V. Dougherty, Grad ’03, and Michelle (Ruggeber) Dougherty: daughter Cecilia Katherine, May 9, 2011. She joins brothers Thomas and Benedict.

Michael R. Ford, Arts ’04, and Allyson (Geier) Ford, Nurs ’05; son John Alton, Jan. 14, 2012. He was 7 pounds, 3 ounces and 20 inches long.

Jessica (Schlueter) Redlich, Bus Ad ’03, and Kevin Redlich: daughter Lila Ann, Jan. 14, 2012. She was 7 pounds, 4

Just had the CEO of @manpower as a guest speaker in my class. Pretty amazing he would come and talk to us. Perks of going to @MarquetteU!! ST UDENT CURTIS MCCORMAC ON T WITTER

For those who heard Dick Enberg

Scott R. Leutenegger, Bus Ad

Issac E. Olson, Bus Ad ’04, and Nicole (Niggemann) Olson, H Sci ’04: daughter Ingrid Elizabeth, Sept. 21, 2011. She joins sister Amelia Eleanor. The family resides in Neenah, Wis. Elise (Fryjoff) Sailer, Bus Ad ’04, and Mark A. Sailer, Bus Ad ’03: son Jacob, Aug. 8, 2011. Stephanie (Jacobs) Krzeminski, Arts ’06, and Matt Krzeminski: daughter Ellie Joy, Aug. 8, 2011. She was 7 pounds, 7 ounces. The couple is excited for her to become a part of the Marquette Class of 2033. Dr. Jessica (Keber) Lelinski, H Sci ’06, and Andrew C. Lelinski, Arts ’06: son Joseph Andrew,


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Nov. 14, 2011. Jessica is a resident pathologist at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Andrew completed a master of arts in English and teaches English at Ronald Reagan International Baccalaureate High School in Milwaukee.

’06, and Kimberly (Zarczynski)

Leutenegger, Bus Ad ’07: son Landon Miles, Sept. 5, 2011. He was 4 pounds, 5.8 ounces and 18 inches long. The family lives in Wauwatosa, Wis. Cory (Savignac) Wycklendt, Comm ’06, and Daniel Wycklendt: son Henry John, Oct. 26, 2011. He was baptized by Rev. Kenneth Herian, S.J., at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee on Jan. 8, 2012. Emily (Gostine) Brann, Bus Ad ’09, and Michael Brann: daughter Charlotte Elizabeth, Oct. 11, 2011. She was 7 pounds, 12 ounces. She joins brother Jack, 1. Anna B. Gostine, Comm ’11, is their proud aunt.

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letters to the editor “After reading Father Tracy’s prayer that was part of the ‘Tilling the Soil’ article (winter 2012), it just seemed so natural for this to be set to music.”

Father Stohrer’s essay resonates What a wonderful article by Father Wally Stohrer, and after living with him for many years I can say he walks the talk. Not long ago, I met a man at County Clare Hotel in Milwaukee. He asked about Father Stohrer and said he was the most influential man he had ever met. I think many people would say the same. Truly a great human being and Jesuit. REV. J.J. O’LEARY, S.J.

This is a gentle rejoinder to the magnificent reflection penned by Rev. Walter J. Stohrer, S.J., in the recent issue of Marquette Magazine. There is, suggests Father Stohrer, “a continuing sense of celebration in all that we do at Marquette.” I concur with the joy that animates the ambiance generated by a group of confreres committed to the task initiated by St. Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Jesuits about five centuries ago. ... As we learn to develop a camaraderie in this microcosm of this universe, we may discover our version of the agora of ancient Athens by subjecting ourselves to needed questioning. After all, we may recall the claim that the Greeks handed down to us, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” ROBERT Z. APOSTOL, PH.D

Outstanding reflection on the value of philosophy. Has Father written a book that one might use for such frequent reflection? If not, he should — and market it aggressively for all to know. GENEVIEVE CARLIN TIETJEN, ARTS ’67

Med school memory Inside the back cover of the fall issue of Marquette Magazine, a photograph shows medical students studying microscopic anatomy (histology) slides in 1923. Our medical school class started the freshman year in 1963, and we used similar tables. But our microscopes were illuminated with electric bulbs not requiring mirrors to reflect a light source as in the photo. No females are seen in the School of Medicine picture. We had five women in our firstyear class of 100 students. Now women comprise about 50 percent of medical school classes. Like the photo, we wore a shirt and tie to class, as did the dental and law students. JIM BEIX, ARTS ’63, MED ’67

Thanks for the Gold ’n Blues On behalf of the kids I work for, I want to say thanks to the Gold ’n Blues. ... They sounded great, and obviously the cause is near and dear to my heart. The holidays are a special time, and through your efforts it was made even more so for our kids. I read about the Gold ’n Blues’ preparation in Marquette Magazine and was even more impressed. The chorus serves as an inspiration to all of us  — particularly in a day when people question young people’s commitment. I suspect attending Marquette has something to do with their desire to serve. Thank God Marquette is part of our community.



Not only did the Gold ’n Blues student a capella singing group record the university’s memorable Christmas message that was emailed to alums and friends around the world, but the group also recorded additional songs that were available for download through iTunes and CD Baby for a small fee. Proceeds were directed to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. We’re pleased to relay the news that $1,000 was raised.

A composer’s take Over the years since my days as a graduate student (graduate teaching assistant and math instructor) in 1946 – 48, earning my master’s degree, I have had the good fortune of receiving Marquette Magazine. I am now 92 years old, continuing with my piano playing as the pianist in residence at the Mayo Clinic Florida, as well as doing some occasional composing. The magazine has been one of my very special reading items, always content of an inspirational nature, as well as keeping up with university developments. After reading Father Tracy’s prayer that was part of the “Tilling the Soil” article (winter 2012), it just seemed so natural for this to be set to music as a tribute to him, even though I know that he is not alive. JOHN X. JAMRICH, GRAD ’48 PRESIDENT EMERITUS, NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY


Listen to John Jamrich’s original composition at, performed by Matt Wessel, Arts ’03.

Correction In the feature story “Look deep” (Marquette Magazine, winter 2012) the institution sponsoring eye research was incorrectly named. The institution is the Eye Institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. We apologize for the error. We welcome your feedback on the contents of Marquette Magazine. All letters must include the sender’s first and last names and may be edited. Comments must be respectful and in good taste. Write us at: Editor, Marquette Magazine P.O. Box 1881 Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881


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What’s not to love about spring? In cold climates, the world is coming green again with new life. There is no more special shade

Tilling the soil

of green than that of shoots poking through newly thawed ground. Magnolias burst with spectacular flowers. Baby birds chirp and await a drop of food from their mothers. No wonder it is time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the renewed life He offers each of us.

Spring is a season of celebrations — first communions, confirma-

tions, award ceremonies and end-of-year banquets. We anticipate graduations and maybe a wedding. These are times for family and

Gratitude at

this time of the

year is a natural response to lives filled

exploring faith together

with blessings.


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friends and the entire community to remember, relive and dream for the future.

Perhaps at this time of the year more than any other, gratitude

is proclaimed loudly and often. Thanks are expressed to our teachers, parents, guides, mentors, catechists, pastors and all those who have nudged us on in faith and growth to the next stage in life. Gratitude at this time of the year is a natural response to lives filled with blessings. Even when passing through struggles and challenges, developing the ability to be grateful for the simplest of blessings in our lives, from the sun shining to the smell of a gentle spring rain, can awaken our recognition of God’s continued presence and love in our lives. That’s what living in the resurrection is all about.

The response of gratitude is not just a warm fuzzy feeling. Rather,

it propels a compelling need to give back to others in service of God. That response in gratitude is also what St. Ignatius intended to be the culmination of the Spiritual Exercises. He called it “contemplation to attain love,” and it means that when we are grateful for the blessings from God, we realize that the most appropriate response is learning to live like God loves us, unconditionally and expansively.

In the words of St. Ignatius: “I ask God to give me an intimate

knowledge of the many gifts I have received, that filled with gratitude for all, I may in all things love and serve the Divine Majesty.”

Dr. Susan Mountin, Jour ’71, Grad ’94, director of Manresa for Faculty, helps us till the soil of faith in a quarterly column on Ignatian values.

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This image is part of the university’s photographic history, and it’s labeled circa 1970, Engineering. If you recognize anyone, send a note to marquette. edu/magazine.

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