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Here comes the sun — at last. Photo by Kevin Pauly, Comm ’10

contents Marquetters roll out the red carpet for Chicago tourists.




Love California, Washington and Oregon wines? We chat with alumni who babied grapes that may be bottled and on your table.



20 Gearing up When launching a Division I lacrosse program moves from “what if” to “let’s go,” the scrambling begins —  and it’s not on the field. F E AT U R ES

18 Service takes flight It’s a long way home for dental student Zazell “Zaz” Staheli.

24 No wine spectators here


The mention of lacrosse sometimes evokes funny looks on campus. That won’t last long.

These alumni found their American dream among the clusters.

28 Want to see Chicago? Call an alum Visit a Chicago hot spot, and odds are good a Marquetter is in the background.

31 2013 Alumni National Awards They prove the wisdom in following your passion wherever it leads.

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See our Cupcake Wars winner Beth Somers, Comm ’01, concoct a blue and gold special, then watch a video of Marquette’s famous jump-around guy and see why students love his hip-hop act.

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on the Web Craving more Marquette news? The Marquette Magazine website is updated with fresh content every week. Who could benefit from the sagacity of 5-year-old kids? Who couldn’t? See the questions college students ask and the answers they get, then read what one student learned on her spring break MAP trip about “being uncomfortable in order to get comfortable with reality.”

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> Syllabus with sit-ups

> The next evolution for Marquette

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14 academic matters

> A yearlong challenge

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


surprising happens. My pulse quickens. In fact, I tend to have a similar response when I visit the College of Nursing’s new Wheaton Franciscan Center for Clinical Simulation, with its



Whenever I enter Marquette’s Engineering Hall, something

delivery room, emergency unit and ICU right out of a major medical facility.

Admittedly, these aren’t reactions you’d necessarily expect


from a member of the English faculty, whose scholarly interests favor metaphysical over mechanical or medical systems. Yet there’s something undeniably exciting occurring in these recent additions to our campus.

Let’s start with Engineering Hall. Beyond the glass walls

of the building’s laboratories and learning spaces, faculty are

Beyond the glass walls and windows of the building’s

rallying around the idea of addressing urgent global and local

laboratories and learning

issues with their research and teaching. And students are

spaces, faculty are rallying

more-than-active participants in this pursuit. From their early days on campus, they take newfound knowledge and begin

around the idea of addressing

applying it to issues from everyday life. Their involvement with

urgent global and local

hands-on experiential learning accelerates from there. Right now, one team of seniors is developing a scalp-cooling mecha-

issues with their research

nism to help patients undergoing chemotherapy retain more

and teaching.

of their hair. Others are helping teenagers who have motionlimiting orthopedic conditions with devices such as a dining tray that lifts food up to mouth level. If you get as moved as I do by students touching the lives of others in remarkable ways, flip to the story on page 14 to read about some of these and other capstone engineering projects.

Fortunately for our students, this passion for active and

engaged learning is spreading broadly at Marquette. In fact, the discussions convened as part of our current strategic planning effort revealed a university community committed to innovating how it delivers a transformational education. Frequently, that involves students and faculty members engaging real issues, often in ways that reach across traditional departmental lines. This kind of work is becoming a distinguishing feature of this university.

As a result, a stroll into any number of Marquette facilities

can be a pulse-quickening experience. Undergraduates here are unique nationally in their participation in the College of Health Science’s gross anatomy laboratory, where they explore human

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physiology up-close and firsthand. I’ve already mentioned the College of Nursing’s new simulation center, where students wear scrubs and lead or assist in real-time care scenarios. Through it, students’ clinical experiences start earlier and are more thorough than what can be achieved through existing medical rounds alone. When they graduate, they feel better prepared for the challenges the world will throw at them.

Faculty colleagues in the arts, social sciences, business and

other fields will justifiably clamor if I give the impression that our students need to be wearing lab coats to have engaging encounters with the real world. By their senior year, students in the Applied Investment Management Program in the College of Business Administration take the helm and actively manage three equity and fixed-income portfolios. Our law students advise those with legal needs through our volunteer legal clinic, and students in the Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, D.C., contribute to democracy’s inner workings through efforts such as helping members of Congress prepare floor statements on vital issues. Despite work that is sometimes associated with dusty libraries, even my fellow humanities faculty involve students in interactive, discipline-crossing projects that can be as engaging as a good episode of PBS’

In preparing our graduates for rich lives as change agents and problem-solvers, there is no substitute for engaging them with the world.

History Detectives.

Research shows involvement with these and other high-

impact student experiences — participation in student-managed organizations, the conduct of research, service-oriented international study — is most closely associated with post-college success. In preparing our graduates for rich lives as change agents and problem-solvers, there is no substitute for engaging them with the world while they are here. For those in Jesuit higher education, this is not an altogether new discovery. Well before there was research on the topic, the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius Loyola, had something similar in mind when he sent Jesuit educators out to their schools with six words that were all about real-world engagement: “Go, set the world on fire.”

And on a related note, how remarkable has it been to

witness the gentle and generous early days of the Papacy of Francis, the Catholic Church’s first Jesuit pontiff? From his firm, lifelong emphasis on the needs of the poor and marginalized to his forays to greet crowds and worship in the chapel where St. Ignatius first celebrated Mass, he has left me — and I hope many of you — welcoming the many practical and personal gifts he brings to the Catholic Church.

Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. PRESIDENT


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being the difference : 6 mu philanthropy : 8 on campus : 10 academic matters : 14 snapshot : 16

we are marquette H E A L T H Y I N T E R E S T. It’s what drives students and faculty to explore. Fitness is the

end goal of collaborations with a local grade school, of urban gardens with crunchy bounty to share with the community and of the university making plans now to fit the future. To see more ways campus is stretching, read on.

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Daniel-Eli Cevilla and his YES mentor, Tim Balke, below, stay connected. Cevilla is now a ninth-grade student at Brookfield Academy in Brookfield, Wis.

YES made the difference As a sixth-grade student at Bruce-Guadalupe

Community School in Milwaukee, Daniel-Eli Cevilla changed his life.

That’s when the Youth Empowered to Succeed (YES) program came to school, and Cevilla lost 15 pounds, studied harder, grew so strong he could do 30 push-ups instead of three at a sitting and could run 90 sprints instead of 30. Before YES, Cevilla was shy and unsure of himself. After participating in YES, he ran for seventh-grade class president and won. Cevilla’s story is one example of the power of YES, which is included in a massive demonstration project led by principal investigators Dr. Larry Pan and Dr. Paula Papanek in the College of Health Sciences. The work was part of 17 national Youth Empowerment Programs (YEP) that examined whether front loading of skills and assets helps at-risk minority youth make better life choices. The YEP program, which included YES, was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. Marquette and the United Community Center, which oversees BruceGuadalupe Community School, received renewal of the YES program with a new five-year $1.5 million project. They will continue their work with minority youth who face disproportionately high health risks, a problem found across the country. The young students team up with mentors from Marquette who tutor and teach them life skills.


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“The UCC Youth Empowered to Succeed participants demonstrated a growth in their positive developmental assets compared to their peers,” says Ricardo Diaz, UCC executive director. “This means that the comprehensive interventions developed through the program helped them be more focused students, more engaged in their community and more resilient in their ability to resist negative influences.” One of the more significant outcomes of the Marquette and UCC partnership was in the area of health and wellness. YES tested a trial lunch program at Bruce-Guadalupe Community School. For six weeks, lunch was reduced from a pre-trial average of 922 calories to an average of 522 calories. Participating students lost approximately 3.5 pounds in six weeks. “I changed my diet,” Cevilla says, by trading out chips, soda and candy for healthier choices. But Cevilla saves his highest praise for his mentor, Tim Balke, YES prevention specialist. “He helped me get through it,” says Cevilla, “encouraged me to try joining clubs and sports, and my self-esteem skyrocketed.” YEP was developed as a way for higher education institutions to work with individual schools, school systems and community organizations to address

social determinants of health and promote healthy lifestyles in minority adolescents. Pan and Papanek were asked to summarize the data across the YEP programs nationally, including YES. m JMM

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What’s next? SEAC members Aurora Prehn and Katherine Rakowski are busy

Dig it!

expanding Marquette’s urban agriculture efforts. The next proposed project: an edible arboretum with 12 to 15 native fruit and nut

Just because Marquette is in the heart of the city doesn’t mean students can’t get a little dirt under their fingernails. What was once an empty field near

O’Donnell Hall has been transformed

raised beds during Hunger Clean-up

into an urban garden, where students

last spring. In the fall, service learning

and staff dig in to tend lettuce, radishes,

students from the ROTC program added

tomatoes, squash, peppers, herbs and

a compost bin, five waist-high table

more in a dozen colorfully painted

gardens and benches.

raised beds.

The space is shared by the Campus

professor of physician assistant studies

Kitchen at Marquette, Students for an

who pushed for the garden, encourages

Environmentally Active Campus and the

his students to participate as part of

Department of Physician Assistant Stud-

his Introduction to Primary Medicine

ies. Part of the fresh-grown bounty goes

course, which covers public health and

straight onto the plates of the hungry and

contemporary nutrition issues. “The

homeless through CKMU, which recovers

garden is used as an exemplar for grow-

leftover food from campus cafeterias

ing your own healthy food and what

and delivers it to those in need. Last

that looks like,” Knox explains.

year, the garden produced more than

50 pounds of produce for CKMU, and

their personal use, though they and the

the project organizers hope for an “It’s nice to be able to take

Dr. Josh Knox, a clinical assistant

and Sciences hope will help Marquette earn recognition through the Tree Campus USA program. The Office of the University Architect has agreed to study a potential site between Lalumiere Language Hall and the Service Building, near Clybourn Street. Now it’s a matter of finding funds and waiting for planting weather. Says Prehn, “We hope for the best, which is planting as many trees as we can.” m NSE

SEAC members grow produce for

to CKMU.

“It’s something we always

carrots that still have dirt on

wanted to see on campus,” says

them to the kids and show them

SEAC member Aurora Prehn, one

that real food comes from soil,” says CKMU coordinator Amanda

the Klingler College of Arts

PA students donate their extras

even bigger haul this season.

About 30 people helped build the

trees, which the seniors in

of the project’s early leaders

and a senior in the Helen Way

Parrell Kaczmarek, Arts ’04, Grad ’09.

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.

“To take something that was just in

“It’s a great teaching tool. We’re really

the ground an hour before and serve

hoping that it continues and that

it was so fun.”

people see value in it.” m NSE

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A gift of $8.3 million from Peter and Patricia Frechette will fund a named fellowship in public service journalism in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication.

Journalism for social change he fellowship honors Patricia’s parents, alumni Perry and Alicia O’Brien, who graduated in 1936 and 1935 with degrees in journalism and liberal arts, respectively. Beginning in fall 2013, the O’Brien Fellowship will bring three top working journalists to campus each academic year to research and produce an in-depth reporting project with the potential to solve social problems. The fellows will work with students, following the “teaching-hospital model” in which experienced professionals train the next generation. “This is a remarkable opportunity for our students and for the fellows, who will work together to report and create multimedia public service journalism that can change policies and save lives,” says Dr. Lori Bergen, dean of the Diederich College of Communication.

How do you amplify the power of a brilliant idea? You share it with the



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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin’s largest daily newspaper, will also partner with the O’Brien Fellows and provide access to its journalists, staff, data and investigative resources. The O’Brien Fellowship demonstrates the Diederich College of Communication’s focus on rethinking curriculum to keep pace with the constant evolution of platforms for journalistic story-telling. Also important is training journalists

That’s the concept behind FixesU, a new partnership between Marquette and New York Times reporters David Bornstein and Tina Rosenberg to create an online curriculum around solutions-based journalism. The pair write about creative solutions to social problems in the Times’ “Fixes” column. Bornstein, best-selling author of How to Change the World, delivered Marquette’s 2012 Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture.

Eager to spread the creative solutions featured in the “Fixes” columns, Bornstein mentioned the FixesU idea at a conference. Luckily, Dr. Jeff Snell, who leads the Social Innovation Initiative at Marquette, was present and pursued the opportunity. “This is one more example of how Marquette makes a contribution to the burgeoning field of social entrepreneurship around the world,” Snell says. Now, Marquette is creating a Wiki-style website — which

encourages users to collaborate by adding to and editing content  — to turn Bornstein’s and Rosenberg’s “Fixes” columns into miniature case studies that educators around the world can tap into. One example: Rosenberg’s column about an eye care network in India that achieved phenomenal success  — helping more than 32 million people — by modeling itself after the business practices of the McDonald’s franchise. “It’s among my personal

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“Journalism in the public interest is one of the most critical functions of the American press.


Its great tradition of acting on behalf of citizens requires training, time, expertise, collaboration and institutional commitment.” D I E D E R I C H CO L L E G E O F CO M M U N I C AT I O N D E A N LO R I B E R G E N

who use their skills to investigate problems and surface solutions, an ambition that President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., considers perfectly suited to Marquette’s mission. “As a Catholic and Jesuit university, Marquette has a special responsibility to contribute to solutions that solve the problems most troubling to our world today,” Father Pilarz said, when announcing the Frechettes’ gift. The O’Brien Fellowship is the latest example of how the Diederich College of Communication is preparing students for a new world in journalism. Last fall, the university formed a partnership with New York Times columnists David Bornstein and Tina Rosenberg, who write about creative solutions to social problems in the “FixesU” column (see story below). That project is supported by a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Grant. The focus on solutions journalism also includes Diederich Ideas, student-produced programming that features thought leaders and nationally recognized media professionals who explore converging and emerging media and ideas that work; and the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, a partnership with the United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee to report on urban issues in Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods. m JMM

favorites because the social enterprise model is solid and it’s aligned with affordable, effective health care,” Snell says. A beta version of FixesU premiered at a social entrepreneurship conference in February. Eventually, the site will host more than 250 case studies drawn from “Fixes” columns on topics ranging from hunger to the environment to health care. The site’s collaborative format allows faculty to share syllabi and other materials and

become “curators” for pages related to their disciplines, Snell says. “By 2014, we have a modest goal of having thousands of faculty using it across the world,” he says. Rob Sieracki, Arts ’93, is leading the team that is designing the site, along with Mary Ferwerda, Law ’11, and Matt Ruud, Comm ’03, Grad ’06. For Sieracki, a serial entrepreneur, it has been an incredible opportunity to

Alicia Sexton O’Brien, Arts ’35, served on the Marquette University Coed Board, the executive committee of the central women’s organization known as the Coed Club. Though women had been allowed to attend the university as early as 1909, the cultural transition took time and effort. The Coed Club was formed in 1919 to “encourage coeducation at Marquette.” Perry O’Brien, Jour ’36, was a field reporter and staff photographer for the Janesville Daily Gazette credited with having a “finger on the pulse” of all things in Janesville, Wis., and its environs. From the aftermath of WWII through the 1950s, he covered stories that defined the everyday life of his neighbors and fellow citizens. m LA

collaborate with his alma mater on a project close to his heart. “I believe it will change the world,” Sieracki says of FixesU. “If we focus on how to solve problems rather than treat them, that’s a really powerful change in thinking.”

Marquette students will play a key role by providing feedback about how the tool will work in the classroom, Snell says. The team is already planning future iterations tied to K-12 curriculum and more. m NSE

FixesU was one of just 10 projects awarded $100,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation after vying with 1,000 applicants from 85 countries.


to investigate and report important critical issues

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College of Arts and Sciences dean named President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., named Dr. Richard Holz dean of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Marquette’s largest college. He will join campus in early July. Holz will complete the academic year at Loyola University Chicago, where he is associate dean for resources and planning and a professor of chemistry. He previously served the univer-

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sity as chemistry department

What antibiotic comes from blue cheese?

chair for five years. He has pub-

Where was St. Joan of Arc Chapel originally

lished more than 90 research

built? If you answered penicillin and

articles on biological inorganic chemistry. The National Science

France, get set for a profitable ride on

Foundation, National Institutes

Marquette’s Cash Cab.

of Health and Petroleum Research Fund currently fund

Based on the Discovery

his research efforts.

Channel’s popular televi-

Holz holds a bachelor

sion show, this Marquette

of science from Bemidji State

University Student Gover-

University and a master of

nment and Department of Public Safety program

science from the University of

rewards students for being safe — and shrewd. As

Minnesota-Duluth. He earned

the white (Cash Cab) LIMO Express loops around

his doctorate in chemistry at

Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street, lucky late-night

Pennsylvania State

travelers answer four levels of trivia questions for

University and completed a National

the chance to win gift cards to local eateries.

Institutes of Health Postdoctoral

Research Fellowship at the University

around campus and teaches students a little bit about

of Minnesota. m JMM

Marquette and DPS at the same time,” says senior


“It encourages the use of the LIMOs when traveling

Matt McGonegle, MUSG programming vice president. With free burritos, subs and frappuccinos on the

line, there’s plenty of enthusiasm for this trivia con-

✚ Dr. Holz was selected following a national search.

test. Although only one rider can play at a time, fellow

✚ Four finalists made two-day visits to campus to meet and interact with a broad array of faculty,

get two strikes and the phone-a-friend option. (The

students and staff.

Cash Cab nights.)

✚ Each visit concluded with a one-hour campus event at which the candidate spoke about the role of the arts and sciences at a Catholic and Jesuit university in the 21st century.

passengers are free to help. Can’t think of that fourth pillar of Marquette’s mission? No sweat. Contestants Alumni Memorial Union info desk is a popular pal on

One recent evening, thanks in part to a quick-

thinking brunette in the back who shouted out an earlier answer, College of Nursing sophomore Katie Suhling nailed a level-four toughie and won a $25 Jimmy Johns certificate. Her trivia triumph? She correctly identified the LIMO acronym (Local Intercampus Mobile Operation). m JB


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Cross country distance runners Connor Callahan (left), a senior in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, and Christina Sliepka (below), a senior in the College of Health Sciences, uphold the academic tradition.

Personal best Marquette’s cross country program consistently produces speedsters who also happen to be brainiacs. In just the past two years, cross country alumni entered post-graduate programs in biochemistry, sociology, neuromuscular physiology, accounting, physics, structural engineering, medical school and more. “I’ve been here 23 years, and both the women’s and men’s teams have always ranked first or second in (student-athlete) GPA standings,” says Tom Ford, associate athletics director of academic services. “I think the self-discipline and dedication they demonstrate to be successful in their sport also make them elite students in the academic arena.” The men’s and women’s dedication to academics shows when they request quiet study time instead of a movie on the bus to their meets or when they choose hitting the books over sightseeing while competing in New York, according to Mike Nelson, cross country head coach. “We actually had to make a rule that you can’t study while the meet is going on,” Nelson says. But Nelson sees a correlation between the rigors of athletics and academics for this group. “I found the better they are as students the better they are as athletes,” he says. “The more they are focused on

academics and their career, the more structured and balanced they are in their lives — and the better they are as runners.” Olivia Johnson, Bus Ad ’11, learned that mentality isn’t typical. “When we traveled, everyone brought books,” says Johnson, who earned a perfect 4.0 and holds the fourth-fastest 1,500-meter time in Marquette history. “I took this for granted until I spoke with an accounting professor who played college basketball and brought it to my attention that this isn’t normal everywhere else.” “There were teammates who set good academic examples,” says Peter Bolgert, Arts ’12, who is studying plasma physics at Princeton University. “Guys like Brice Cleland, Arts ’11, showed that you could be very serious about athletics and academics. Coach Nelson also encouraged us to take school seriously, so it was a team priority.” Johnson found that workouts could sometimes double as review sessions, especially because she was one of six accounting majors on the team. “On multiple occasions, as we cooled down after workouts, we quizzed each other for an upcoming exam or talked through topics that were challenging to us,” she says. Today, Johnson is a doctoral student at the University of Iowa with the goal of becoming a tenure-track professor. m TC

According to Cross Country Head Coach Mike Nelson, in the fall 2012 semester the women’s team averaged a 3.62 GPA and the men’s team a 3.26. Their majors are pretty broad, he says, although majors in health sciences and business are most popular. T H E T R A D I T I O N O F S C H O L A R LY R U N N E R S C O N T I N U E S

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Syllabus with sit-ups At “Bob University,” you’d never hear a complaint about exercise. Students would pick yogurt over Cheetos and, as Dr. Robert Topp quips, his personal health and fitness class “would be a required course for everybody.” Though MU isn’t BU, the associate dean for research in the College of Nursing brought some of his fictional school’s values to Marquette in a new course, HEAL 1931, which facilitates healthy behavior through a peer mentorship program. The course paired 19 students with eight upper-

Marquette in D.C. What do you do with a political science degree? In the late 1980s, a group of Marquette students wanted to find out. Their professor, Rev. Timothy J. O’Brien, knew there was only so much he could teach them from a textbook. So, he began setting up internships in the offices of elected officials throughout Milwaukee — providing students with an opportunity to experience the political process firsthand. But local offices were only the beginning. “I knew if students could live, work and learn in our nation’s capitol, it would provide a life-changing experience,” Father O’Brien says. In 1988, he took 27 students to Washington, D.C., to participate in the first summer academic session on Capitol Hill. More than 2,000 students have followed that inaugural class. This spring, 21 interns work in D.C. and live at the Aspin Center residence. The Les Aspin Center for Government (named after late Secretary of Defense Les Aspin) now offers year-round academic programming in the nation’s capitol, Milwaukee and abroad. Students with any academic major (no longer just political science) work alongside prominent policy makers in 100 Congressional offices, and at the White House, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Secret Service, national nonprofits, trade associations, media outlets, and more. After graduation, many former interns return to Washington, D.C., or begin public service careers throughout the world, working as chiefs of staff, senior advisers and congressional staffers. m AB


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division exercise physiology fitness interns. The interns taught the other students how to make healthy changes in their behavior.

“In the spirit of cura personalis that we talk about here

at Marquette, we decided that students probably want to be healthy but maybe don’t have the information and experience to know how to do that,” says Dr. Chris Simenz, practicum coordinator for exercise science who supervised the fitness interns.

One big issue is motivation. A four-month date with the

Stairmaster is quite a commitment. So the fitness interns made exercise easy by creating personalized workout plans for the HEAL 1931 students. The interns were also committed to the process. For example, senior fitness intern Joe Lemens went to the gym with his HEAL 1931 student twice a week for the entire semester.

The classroom content included presentations by faculty

from a range of departments who provided an interdisciplinary approach to changing health behaviors.

“The objective was the stuff you learn in class this

morning, you can apply tonight to improve your health,” explains Topp. m JB Drs. Robert Topp and Chris Simenz hope to make HEAL 1931 a course offered as part of the University Core of Common Studies.

Joe Lemens is a fitness intern and Army ROTC student.


We begin The next evolution for Marquette There’s no doubt about it. An environmental scan conducted last fall as part of the strategic planning process revealed some interesting and challenging facts.

on campus


In late January, President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., replaced this year’s annual Presidential Address with a President’s Strategic Planning Workshop with nearly 425 faculty, staff and students participating in roundtable discussions of university-wide goals. Father Pilarz told participants the workshop was an example of the university engaging in a time-honored Jesuit tradition. “As long as there have been Jesuit colleges and universities, there have been educators ‘reading the signs of the times’ and determining how to best use the gifts at their disposal to extend knowledge and prepare students for lives as leaders — agents of change — in a world waiting to be more gentle, more just,” he said. University Advancement took the strategic planning workshop show on the road, hosting similar roundtable discussions with alumni in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. The final strategic plan will be shared with the University Academic Senate before being presented to the Board and shared with the university community in May. Then colleges and departments across campus will begin developing strategic plans in response to the universitywide plan. m LCS

Among them: The number of faculty at universities nationwide age 65 or older has doubled since 2000, and the number of high school students in the Midwest and Northeast regions will decline through 2021. A Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee of faculty, staff and students has been assisting university leadership, trustees and alumni in sketching a roadmap for Marquette’s evolution in this changing marketplace. The process began last spring with 17 listening sessions where university constituencies defined their hopes and expectations for Marquette. “I’m impressed with how seriously everyone has taken strategic planning since the very beginning,” says Dr. John Pauly, university provost. “People recognize how important it is to Marquette, and we’re seeing everyone’s best efforts put forward into this collaborative process.” Six themes guide the planning Based on the listening sessions and follow-up conversations, these six themes were chosen to guide strategic planning:

• Pursuit of academic excellence for human well-being • Research in action • Social responsibility and community engagement • Formation of the mind and the heart • Enhancement of organizational effectiveness • Sustainability of valuable resources


The strategic planning process seeks to address challenges and opportunities the university and higher education will face during the next five to seven years. See some of the more significant changes in our online exclusive at marquette. edu/magazine. And stay current with all of our strategic planning progress at strategic-plan.

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academic matters

Marquette’s College of Engineering seniors face a final, yearlong challenge: the chance to test their engineering chops against real-life problems. Here is a sample of this year’s senior design projects.

A yearlong challenge


Make a self-casting fishing rod for people with disabilities Andrew Bielecki, Joseph Radke, Paden Reed and John Seimetz TEAM:

Dr. Said Audi, associate professor of biomedical engineering ADVISOR:

How do you create a fishing rod for someone with limited or no use of their


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hands or arms? That was the task issued by Fishing Has No Boundaries, a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities fish independently. “At first we thought it sounded simple,” says Bielecki, a senior in mechanical engineering. “But when we broke it down into the components and systems, it’s very complex.” After interviewing potential users, the team discovered that people don’t want to buy all new gear. “We needed something that would cast for them but incorporate a lot of their existing equipment,” Bielecki explains. The device must be lightweight, replicate the natural flicking motion of casting and land a lure 30 feet away. The team’s concept uses a double pendulum and electric motor to program the exact motion. The team is collaborating with students at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design to make the device ergonomic and attractive.


Create a feature for X Gamesstyle skiing and snowboarding Colin Griffin, Jason Myers, Alexander Thaus, Michael Andre, NJ Baylon and Jeffrey Watts TEAM:

Dr. Phil Voglewede, assistant professor of mechanical engineering ADVISOR:



Redesign a stethoscope for use in developing countries Maritha John, Patrick Kelly, William Kucharski, Stephen Mosher, Jason Muething and Jon Skyba TEAM:

that will analyze patients’ lung sounds and diagnose whether they need further medical attention,” explains Mosher, a senior in biomedical engineering. Although a similar device already exists, it costs hundreds of dollars. “We’re trying to come up with something that dramatically lowers the cost,” Mosher says. Initially, the stethoscope will connect to a computer that provides the power and analysis. The ultimate goal is to turn the stethoscope into a stand-alone device. Another team will tackle that second stage. “My contact in India was very positive about the design,” Cariapa says. “Because we are focusing on a real need of people for health care and because we are focusing on a very low-cost device, there is a high probability that this will be used in the future in all countries.”


Dr. Vikram Cariapa, associate professor of mechanical engineering ADVISOR:

In remote areas of India and other developing countries, the nearest hospital may be 200 miles away. Marquette students are creating a tool to help patients decide whether it’s worth the trek. “We’re creating a digital stethoscope


Develop a scalp-cooling product to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy Samantha Lisko, Trupti Patel and Melissa Thill TEAM:

Dr. Jay Goldberg, clinical associate professor of biomedical engineering ADVISOR:


Why do many cancer patients lose their hair? As chemotherapy drugs travel through the blood stream, they reach and often kill hair follicles. Studies show that

academic matters

Mark Mueller, Bus Ad ’12, wanted Mue, his snow and street apparel company’s name, on a tricky feature at Little Switzerland in Slinger, Wis. He turned to engineering students for help. Team members created digital models of their top three designs before settling on their favorite, which they hope to have developed and tested by April. “We want to make sure that it’s safe and it’s durable,” says Myers, a senior in mechanical engineering. The design consists of two quarter pipes connected by a 5-by-2-foot flat top, with two rails that extend another 12 feet. “This will be one of the first terrain park features fully engineered from start to finish,” Myers says. “I am stoked,” Mueller says. “These guys have completed excellent research and it’s time to make their design into something real. I’ve already received good feedback from riders excited to test it out.”

cooling the scalp during chemotherapy treatment reduces the likelihood of hair loss. “If you cool the scalp, the blood vessels will constrict,” explains Thill, a senior in biomedical engineering. “If blood is not being delivered to the hair follicles, the drug is not delivered either.” Scalp-cooling products are already used in Europe and Canada. A Fortune 500 company asked for Marquette’s feedback on the marketing potential for a similar product in the United States. After studying existing products and surveying medical professionals and cancer patients, the team designed a

device that refrigerates and pumps coolant through a cap that a patient would wear during chemotherapy treatment. The students are co-designing with student collaborators from Smith College in Massachusetts and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. “A lot of companies are based in two different locations,” Thill says, “so learning to work on a team where everyone’s not in the same office will be a positive outcome that we’ll all get from this project.” m NSE See the entire slate of senior design challenges at senior-design-projects.

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How we roll. Pins fall fast at the Union Sports Annex,

where students bowled nearly 32,000 games in 2012.



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It’s a long way home for dental student Zazell “Zaz” Staheli



The small Alaskan town of Kiana is 30 miles north of

the Arctic Circle. There are no roads to connect it to the

more than 13 nearby villages. In this part of the world,

the temperature can range from 60 degrees below zero to 90 degrees Fahrenheit at summer’s peak.

The more than 350 residents, almost all Iñupiaq Eskimos, depend on fuel brought by barge once a year. Mostly, people travel by airplane. There is no local doctor or dentist. But, soon, there will be Zaz. Zazell “Zaz” Staheli and her three siblings are third-generation commercial pilots who work at Lee’s Sea Air, the family business her grandfather started in the late 1960s. Staheli family members are in the air before they’ve learned to walk and licensed to fly before they’re licensed to drive. “It wasn’t ‘Do you want to come with me on this flight today?’ It was: ‘Get your stuff on. We’re going,’” Zaz says of growing up in a flying family. “We kind of had a resentment toward flying because it was like (sigh) ‘I gotta go flying again.’” Her dad’s insistence that they learn this family business paid off. “They wouldn’t trade it for the world now,” Lee Staheli says of his brood. Zaz found her second calling in junior high school when a dentist came to Kiana for the annual service visit. The visiting dentist needed a local assistant. Because Zaz was a good student and could afford to miss class, her principal thought she would be a good fit.


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“It was a week free from school so I was like ‘all right I’ll do it,’” she says. She became a skilled and trusted dental assistant, called upon whenever needed by a visiting dentist. During high school, a family friend, mentor and dentist from Fairbanks (located 330 miles east of Kiana) set up a shadowing opportunity, and for two weeks Zaz rotated through several dentist offices — seeing everything from general practice to pediatrics to oral surgery. After that, Zaz knew she wanted to be a dentist. She left Kiana and attended college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, earning associate degrees in aviation and science and a bachelor’s degree with a minor in aviation science. After graduation, she went home to help out with the family business and get her commercial pilot’s license. Zaz was happy to help keep the business going but eager to get into

The stories and videos are archived at wing-men-videos.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT Zazell “Zaz” Staheli, a first-year dental student, is a commercial pilot in Kiana whose life was chronicled on the National Geographic Channel. National Geographic television went to Kiana to scout locations and pilots to feature on the documentary series Alaska Wing Men. When producer Chuck Smith arrived on Super Bowl Sunday 2011, the whole Staheli family came out to greet him. “I said, ‘So who are you guys rooting for in the Super Bowl?’” Smith remembers. “And Zaz said, ‘What’s the Super Bowl?’ … That’s when I knew I was in the right place.”

dental school. “I got accepted to a different dental school first, and I almost went there because it was closer to home,” she says. But the “personality factor” of Marquette’s School of Dentistry became a draw. “Students don’t always select a school based on geography, cost or curricular execution. Zaz was looking for a school in which students make a real difference in the community,” says Brian Trecek, director of admissions for Marquette’s dental school. “The community service factor was huge for me … and the friendliness of the staff,” Zaz says. “They seemed to really care about me as a person.” But without a medical or biological sciences background, Zaz had some catching up to do. She participated in

the Pre-enrollment Support Program that’s designed to give accepted students a jump start on dental school. There were eight other students in her class. “We kind of have a support system between the nine of us that, you know, not all 80 students are going to have,” Zaz says. “It’s like a little family away from your family.” Living more than 3,000 miles from home, raising two children under the age of 6 and attending dental school — support is just what Zaz needs. She is determined to succeed, not just for herself but for the people back home. For the first time, people living in Kiana and the surrounding villages will have a home-grown, full-time dentist within reach. Zaz is planning for that day. “I will probably have to live in

Five episodes was enough time in the spotlight for Zaz, her family and their small village. "It was fun,” she says. “I won’t do it again. It’s hard to have a camera on you 24/7 and, not only that, but in a town of 360 people there aren’t any hotels. So, I mean, they’re living with you and you barely have enough privacy to go to the bathroom.” Zaz shuttles 14 sled dogs on one flight and heads to Noorvik to pick up a sheriff and his prisoner in just two segments of the Alaska Wing Men series.

Kotzebue, which is the hub for the surrounding villages (that lie anywhere from 30 to 150 miles away), or travel out to the villages like the dentist who would come for a week a year and go to different communities to provide service,” she says. “That’ll probably be the best way to serve the most people.” Zaz feels a pressing need to give back. As a first-generation native Alaskan college student, she received full financial aid for her undergraduate studies. “For us kids in the village, opportunities are very hard to come by,” she says. “Upon returning home, I hope to help mentor more kids to reach for their goals. Like my grandpa told me, ‘You can do anything you’re big enough to.’” m

WHAT IS PESP? To increase retention and help ensure student success, eligible students attend the six-week School of Dentistry Pre-enrollment Support Program in late August. It provides a preview of their first-year core curriculum material. Participating students are selected by the dental school’s admissions committee. Marquette Magazine


Freshmen Emily Donovan (left) and Kenzie Brown are members of the inaugural class of women’s lacrosse players.






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WHEN LAUNCHING a Division I lacrosse program moves from “what if” to “let’s go,” the scrambling begins — and it’s not on the field.

NEXT UP is building a fan base among students and alumni for the nation’s fastest-growing team sport.

Men’s co-captain, sophomore Ben Dvorak (No. 7), takes a shot.

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Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Joe Amplo previously served as an assistant coach at Hofstra University.

It may be remembered as the first assist in Marquette lacrosse history. Credit it to none other than the late, great Al McGuire. Months before the newly formed Marquette lacrosse team took the field for the first time, Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Joe Amplo brought high school recruit Conor Gately and his parents to campus for a visit. When the family walked inside the Al McGuire Center, Conor’s father blew past Amplo without so much as a handshake. Imagine Amplo’s surprise when Conor’s dad continued walking until he reached the foot of the legendary hoops coach’s statue — then began bowing in reverence. “I looked at my two assistants and said, ‘Guys, if we don’t get this kid, we’re going to be fired in a week,’” Amplo says. Conor’s father, Tim, and mother, Charleen, Nurs ’77, met at Marquette. That helped get Conor’s attention. But family ties aren’t the main reason he came here. Conor is one of approximately 80 male and female student-athletes who were drawn to the challenge of building a Division I lacrosse program from scratch. “That’s awesome, and that’s what a competitor wants,” says Conor, now a freshman in the College of Business Administration. “It was just an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.” After months of intense practices and a few scrimmages last fall, both teams began playing games that count in February. The inaugural season concludes with the men taking on Duke University on May 5. Simply getting on the field is a triumph of sorts for Amplo and Women’s Lacrosse Head


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Coach Meredith Black. Both literally started with nothing when they were hired in 2011. “It’s like, ‘Oh, yeah, I have to order sticks. I have to order pens for the office. I have to order a stapler,’” says Black. “It’s crazy. But it’s been fun the whole time.” All of that hard work may put Marquette on the forefront of a growing trend. The sport’s popularity is spreading across the United States. U.S. Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body, calls it the country’s fastestgrowing team sport. By establishing a program now, Marquette hopes to attract students who otherwise might not have considered the school. “It’s clearly spreading to the Midwest,” says Larry Williams, vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics, of the sport that is already well-established in the Northeast. “My experience, coming from the West Coast, was the wildfire had just started (on the West Coast), and you could feel it. I come here to the Midwest, and it feels like that fire is coming.” For Marquette, the first step to building a program was hiring a pair of dynamic head coaches with ties to established powerhouse programs. Amplo is a former player and assistant coach at Hofstra University. Black is a former player and assistant at Notre Dame University. And though the logistics of ordering equipment and getting organized were important, a more pressing concern was player recruitment. It was especially challenging in 2011, given that the first class of recruits had to wait more than a year to play in a game

Alex Winey (No. 18) and Kenzie Brown (No. 9)

that counted. But Black and Amplo found plenty of players willing to commit to a year’s worth of preparation. Amplo knows it wasn’t easy for the players to go a full year without any real games to look forward to, but he believes it showed their character — and will help them in the long run. “I think they are seeing the benefits of it now because they’re a year more mature physically and mentally,” Amplo says. “They’ve fully immersed themselves now in the culture that is Marquette. They’re comfortable on campus. They’re different than what they were at this time last year.” Not having games to play right away allowed both squads to get involved in community service. Emma Salter, a freshman in the College of Nursing, fondly remembers reading to kids at a local school. “They think we’re celebrities,” Salter says. “It’s great. They want our autographs. I’ve never even seen that before.”

“A lot of people ask me what my stick is. They’re like ‘what sport does that go to?’” Still, there are bound to be more growing pains. As the 2013 season drew closer, both squads sought ways to compensate for their relative lack of upperclassmen — the juniors and seniors who typically provide leadership on a college team. Black says she and her assistants filled that role to some extent. They’re not too far removed from their own playing days and can jump into the middle of practice and demonstrate a particular teaching point. “It’s going to be so nice to have the players take that over and not worry about that so we can focus more on strategy and game plan and things like that,” Black says. “So that’s been the biggest challenge, I think — just because, you know, I’m not a senior any more.” And then there’s the education process, since the mention of lacrosse sometimes evokes funny looks from professors and fellow students. “A lot of people ask me what my stick is,” says Alex Winey, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. “They’re like, ‘So what sport does this go to?’” But if lacrosse is something of a mystery at Marquette, it won’t be for long. Amplo thinks fans will embrace the sport if they give it a chance. “I like the crossover between sports that I grew up on: football, hockey, basketball,” Amplo says. “Sports that are fast. Sports that are intense.” And, it is possible to build a winner quickly. Kelly Amonte Hiller proved that at

class or in the weight room, it isn’t unusual to see a bundled-up player bouncing a ball off a wall on campus. The lacrosse student-athletes aren’t all getting full rides. Amplo has 12.6 scholarships to give out per season, while Black has 12, per NCAA limits. Instead of giving out full rides to a few players, the scholarships are split up. Some players get funds for books, some get a little bit more — and many get no athletic scholarship aid at all. Mostly, they’re here because they love the game and want to play in Division I. That spirit is embodied by brothers Matt and Tyler Melnyk, juniors in the colleges of Engineering and Business Administration, respectively, and their close friend, Andrew Smistad, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. The high school teammates from Calgary sought a new place to play after Presbyterian College in South Carolina dropped its lacrosse program. With hair flowing past their shoulders, they made quite a first impression at Marquette. “Picture Bon Jovi in the 1980s,” Amplo jokes. Today, the trio is considered a critical cog that keeps the men’s team going. “We want to make an impact and establish something here,” Matt says. “Establish a culture at school, and then maybe looking back 10, 20 years down the road say: ‘They still have those goals. They still have that kind of work ethic.’ That’s something I like.” m



NOT JUST A CITY IN WISCONSIN £ Combining elements of basket-

ball, hockey and soccer, lacrosse is a fast-moving game — and the fastest-growing team sport in the country, according to U.S. Lacrosse. £ Its roots reach back to Native

Americans, who are said to have used the game for conflict resolution. It’s believed that French Jesuit missionaries were the first Europeans to see it played. £ Players use a long-handled stick

with netting on the end to pass and shoot a solid rubber ball, trying to score goals. The grass field is roughly the size of a football field. £ Men’s lacrosse has 10 players

per team: a goalie, three defensemen, three midfielders and three attackmen. Only midfielders are   allowed to move into either half of the field. Some body checking is allowed, so players wear helmets and pads. £ The women’s game features


Northwestern University, where the women’s program she started in 2002 went on to win seven national championships. Black and Amplo used her program as their blueprint. “It’s such an honor to be a part of something new and see where you can take it,” Salter says. “Teams like Northwestern, they built their program in a couple of years. So, it’s exciting to see what we can do.” The work required to get there isn’t glamorous. The women’s team often practices at 5:30 a.m. in a gym, while the men’s team commutes to an indoor facility in the suburbs. Even when it is nice enough to practice outdoors, players sometimes have to break up ice to get the field ready. When they aren’t in

12 players per team. Body

checking is not allowed, so players don’t wear as much protective equipment.

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is played at Valley Fields. The

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Evan Roberts, Comm ’92, (below and at left) co-founded Crowley Vineyards in 2005 after returning home to Oregon.


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These alumni found their American dream among the clusters

NO WINE SPECTATORS HERE It’s late January when this story is written so feel free to envision Pat Dineen, Evan Roberts and Jim McDonough sitting with their feet up, relaxed, maybe doing nothing more than thinking about last fall’s harvest and the grapes they babied into American wines. It’s a brief break in a crop cycle that bottles countless hours of planting, coaxing and, finally, collecting fruit at its flavor climax. Of course, that hardship is generously offset by the mixing, tasting and doctoring that go into creating the award-winning cabernets, pinot noirs, syrahs and chardonnays that are the pride and prejudice of Dineen, Crowley and Wren Hop vineyards. If you’re starting to feel a little jealousy because your American dream didn’t lead you to viniculture, know this: These guys didn’t take a straight path to nirvana. In fact, McDonough reached paradise only after nasty encounters with ants, wasps and poison oak.

Pat Dineen, Bus Ad ’62, and his wife, Lanie, owners of Dineen Vineyards, found their way to the

Yakima Valley of Eastern Washington after Pat’s 40-year career in banking, 40 years spent indulging a predilection for fine wines. They sipped and tasted, bought and collected from wineries worldwide and somewhere in the back of his mind, Pat nursed an idea. Marquette Magazine



Earlier in life, as in when Pat was

a Marquette student, he couldn’t have

been happier to go to school and

leave behind his family’s 80-acre

farm and the 365-day calendar of growing feed and tending a herd. “My father passed away when I was in sixth or seventh grade so we all worked on the farm growing up. I was not very fond of it,” he says. Pat didn’t anticipate a return engagement. But when he and Lanie began retirement planning, ancestry must’ve beckoned because they started looking for a place to take their love for wine to ground level. They wanted to grow it. “It seems like agriculture stays in your blood,” Pat admits with a chuckle. They chose land in a region known as the Washington desert, east of the Cascade Mountains on the same latitude as Bordeaux, France. As Pat describes it, the land provides two critical ingredients: loads of sun and fairly poor soil that by some magic of nature encourages grapes to bubble. Benefiting from a banker’s caution, the Dineens’ initial stake was small, just 12 acres bought in 2001, land once covered with apple trees with a high bench and southfacing aspect and, at its peak, splendid views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams. Dineen Vineyards grew to encompass 92 acres with parcels of grapes for cabernet, cabernet franc and syrah, parcels named for the Dineens’ daughters and grandchildren. “This year we’ll have it completely planted for the first time,” Pat says. “It’s much different than the family farm that I grew up on, but agriculture is agriculture. You have to plant a crop, cultivate it, take care of it and harvest it. It’s more of a passion and hobby than a business, but with a little bit of luck we may make a profit this year.” Dineen Vineyards grows grapes for more than 25 boutique wineries and bottles a precious “couple hundred cases” under the Dineen label. That very special reserve is set aside for the enjoyment of friends, neighbors and visitors at the tasting room. In 2012, Dineen’s first entry in competition won a double-gold award.

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FAMILY TIES Evan Roberts and Jim McDonough’s paths to vintner share so much in common with Pat’s experience that it feels as if this could become a step in an official vintner’s manual. Maybe it could be the chapter titled: Family ties. Evan, Comm ’92, an entrepreneurial student who founded a successful computer animation business his senior year, was drawn to wine and joined a local group of wine enthusiasts called the Bacchus Wine Society. Milwaukee’s proximity to Chicago meant a parade of “amazing wine makers” could travel just 90 miles north to teach their trade to eager acolytes. Evan’s fascination with wine waxed while his interest in computer graphics waned. “The computer animation business was really fun but we were flying by the seat of our pants,” he says. “We were the only ones in the Midwest and when our computer and electronic components would break down, we’d be sitting there with flashlights and screwdrivers trying to figure out a fix. “As I appreciated wine more, it was like ‘that’s something I’d like to do,’” he remembers. “I wanted something that I would be proud of and I could put my hands on and share with everyone.” Which is why Evan and his wife, Rebecca, were susceptible when family began coaxing them home to Oregon, wooing them with bottles of Oregon wine and articles about the state’s viniculture. “I started doing research and reading as much as I could about viniculture and growing grapes,” Evan says. “We’d been gone 11 years so I hadn’t seen how much the Oregon wine scene and Oregon in general had changed.”


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Pat Dineen, Bus Ad ’62, and Lanie Dineen motor around the vineyard in a 1950 blue streak Chevrolet —  reminiscent of the truck once owned by Pat’s father.

Evan apprenticed at a local winery to learn the trade under the guidance of master vintner and friend John Prosser. Next, he wanted to strike out on his own. “I knew I wanted to do my own label, and I met Tyson Crowley, who was working for a really well-known winery in Oregon called Cameron,” says Evan. “The more we talked, the more we realized we loved the same elements in wine. It was a perfect match.” They founded Crowley Vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and focused on older clones of chardonnay and pinot noir. In 2005, Crowley Vineyards produced 50 cases; it was a modest start. This year’s harvest was 2,600 cases. Evan sees further growth in the coming year and, hopefully, an additional market with distribution in Chicago/Milwaukee. “Our wine-making practices have been old-world techniques with new-world fruit,” Evan says. “We have specific ways we want our grapes farmed. Because we make our wines naturally — don’t add acids or sugars or yeasts — we have to be vigilant when it comes to harvest time. As my wife says, grapes are like babies; they come when they come. “A lot of people want bigger and bolder fruit, and they let it ripen and ripen and then add acid after fermentation to balance out the wine. We like to get fruit at its peak and use native yeast, don’t add anything except sulfites to preserve it.” Crowley does two small, single-vineyard bottlings. “But our main wines are our blends, the spring release, Crowley’s Willamette Valley, and our founding wine, and my personal favorite and fall release, Entre Nous,” says Evan. “It’s from

Burnett advertising in Chicago. He moved to San Francisco in 1992 and began working on winery accounts. To sell it, he says, he had to learn it. “To create a campaign you need to know the business inside and out,” Jim says. He took frequent field trips to nearby Napa, signed up for classes at a local culinary school and took courses on viniculture at the University of California–Davis. “It was total immersion,” he says. Pretty soon, Jim was ready, and the Russian River Valley of Sonoma called. “We searched for a vineyard for two years, covered miles,” Jim says of the search he and his wife, Jennifer, undertook. He laughs recalling their keystone escapades into wine country, an almost foreign adventure far from Chicago’s South Side and light years away from Jim’s comfort zone at the time. “We were attacked by an ant colony, saw mountain lion meals, fell in mud trenches, contracted poison oak, stepped on wasp nests — talk about being out of your element,” he says. “You need blind faith to enter a business you have very little experience in.” But what’s a wasp sting when, as the Wren Hop Vineyards website explains, “the McDonough family shares a ridiculous passion for wine”? In collaboration with “rock star winemaker Russell Bevan,” Jim says, his family founded Wren Hop Vineyards in the Russian River Valley in 2008.

“I grossly underestimated the time it takes to run a winery. You’re running a business, farming a vineyard, walking and sweating it out through BUD BREAK, FRUIT SET, VERAISON, HARVEST AND BOTTLING.” three vineyards using old vines and clones blended together with the high notes and the softness of aromatics to get that floral delicacy.” The past year’s spring release of Crowley Chardonnay was named the No. 1 white wine in Oregon by Portland Monthly, which called out “a perfect example of the new Oregon Chardonnay, with lively acid and light well-integration oak aging.” It sold out in eight weeks.

FOLLOWING A FATHER’S DREAM Both ideas — striking out on your own and a family tie —  explain why Jim McDonough, Jour ’88, found himself scouting Sonoma wine country. Jim didn’t learn to appreciate wine from tasting the best. He grew up on the South Side of Chicago and remembers his dad’s friends bringing gifts of Italian jug wine to the dinner table, “scary chiantis in straw baskets,” he says. What he did learn to appreciate was his dad’s lifelong dream to be involved in the wine business. After graduating from Marquette, Jim went to work for Leo

“I grossly underestimated the time it takes to run a winery,” he admits. “You’re running a business, farming a vineyard, walking and sweating it out through bud break, fruit set, veraison, harvest and bottling. We contract with really good producers and pay top dollar, but that’s our model  — trying to create the Aston Martin of wine vs. Ford Escort.” Wren Hop released its first wines — two pinot noirs and one chardonnay — in 2009. The pinot noir caught the attention of wine critic Robert Parker, who scored it high. The 600-case harvest sold out in weeks. “My dad is so proud we actually made this happen,” Jim says. “Our wine is full-throttle California style — it’s the loudest person at the party and perhaps the best dressed, as well. We have no interest in being part of the status quo. We want to create the ultimate expression of pinot noir, concentrated and complex. Maybe that’s the American way — try to perfect the craft and then get better and better at it.” m

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Kara Carmichael, Comm ’07, helps tourists get acquainted with Chicago attractions.


I T WAS NOT A PRETTY DAY when Kara Carmichael visited Marquette. “It was raining, there was a lot of construction all around Raynor Library and it was just an ugly, ugly day,” she remembers of her tour as a prospective student. But there was a bright silver lining. Three times, students stopped to ask Carmichael and her parents if they needed help, directions or wanted to see inside a residence hall. “I walked away from that visit saying, ‘I’m going to go here,’” says Carmichael, Comm ’07. “Marquette is like a big hug.” That personal touch isn’t reserved for visitors. Carmichael says it was part of her four years as a student. Later, as an advanced student and member of Marquette’s Orientation staff, she made sure new freshmen had a similar experience. “On O-staff, there’s just that constant need to welcome and make people feel comfortable,” she says. “I translate that into what I do for my job.” Carmichael is manager of international public relations for Choose Chicago, the official sales and marketing agency for the city of Chicago. She often meets with other alumni who work in the Windy City’s travel and tourism industry. To hazard a metaphor, they are Chicago’s O-staff minus the square dance. Alumni are behind the scenes working at or promoting such Chicago destinations as the Shedd Aquarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, Navy Pier, Gibson’s restaurants and Hyatt Hotels. In many ways, Marquette alumni roll out Chicago’s red carpet. Why do they gravitate toward this niche? A dozen alumni gathered over lunch at Quartino’s, a Chicago restaurant co-managed by (who else?) a Marquette alum, to tell Marquette Magazine. For many, Marquette and Milwaukee provided the perfect incubator for later working in Chicago.

“I did not want to be in a cornfield,” says Monika (Babik) Anger, Comm ’90, national sales manager for Choose Chicago. “That urban environment was a huge part of Marquette’s feel. It lends itself to opportunities that you may not have had on a traditional campus or in a small town.” Those opportunities aren’t limited to campus, discovered Jordan Engerman, Arts ’87. Shortly after arriving at Marquette, he landed a job bartending for banquets at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee and got well-acquainted with the hospitality industry. Today, he is Choose Chicago’s director of partnerships and responsible for promoting Chicago’s hospitality industry. “That got into my blood,” Engerman says. Carmichael also found her footing in the tourism industry while a student when working for Milwaukee Downtown, the city’s business improvement district. “Once I worked there, I felt like I was ready,” she says. “It was the perfect way to launch into my life in Chicago. I really saw Milwaukee as a comforting launching pad. I grew up in the suburbs, and I was not ready for a full-on Chicago city experience. Milwaukee was the perfect place to have an urban experience and job opportunities.”

Many of the Windy City’s tourism insiders have a blue and gold pedigree.

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The broadening perspectives experienced while studying abroad played a central role for Kathleen O’Shaughnessy, Bus Ad ’08, who now works for Hyatt Gold Passport Marketing and Brand Strategy. “I am a travel junkie,” she says. “I solely credit studying abroad through the business program for instilling that in me.” After growing up in a small Ohio town, O’Shaughnessy says studying in Galway, Ireland, “completely changed the path” of her life. “It’s still the single best experience of my life,” she says, “and the reason I’m in the travel industry today.” You have to be people persons to thrive in this industry. Matt Graham, Bus Ad ’97, learned a critical skill at Marquette that isn’t reflected on his transcripts. The general manager of Quartino’s restaurant says his job is to “throw parties every night.” “One thing you can’t ignore about Marquette is it has an active social scene, and that was a big determining factor for why I went there,” he says. “That was a very important part of my college experience, and it certainly helped shape my career.”

Exposure to multiple cultures on Marquette’s campus helped prepare Quinn for the diversity of Chicago visitors.

A CHICAGO STORYTELLER Sheena Quinn, Comm ’04, was exposed to multiple cultures on campus while serving on Marquette’s Diversity Task Force, and around the city when volunteering at Nativity Jesuit Middle School on Milwaukee’s southside. It was good preparation for her work welcoming visitors to Chicago.


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“What stood out to me was going into neighborhoods for service learning and having long conversations with residents,” says the senior account supervisor with Public Communications Inc., which represents the Shedd Aquarium. Those experiences, Quinn says, helped her become a storyteller for travelers.

Kevin Hinton, Bus Ad ’93, executive vice president of Associated Luxury Hotels International, which markets iconic Chicago hotels to the global meetings and conferences market, finds ways to apply the Jesuit value of service at his job. “It’s something that’s woven through the experience,

and certainly one of the values I learned at a Jesuit high school, then at Marquette,” Hinton says. “In the meetings and travel industry, it’s about food and drink — but really it’s about how people feel. That’s what we’re trying to do as we bridge cultural divides.”

The most obvious connection between Marquette alumni in Chicago is the physical distance between the school and the city. Each year, new graduates migrate from Milwaukee to the nation’s third-largest city seeking jobs and experience. After graduation, Shannon O’Neill, Comm ’99, a Texas native, moved to Chicago with friends. The theatre major started a performance company with other alumni. The company handled everything from directing to marketing, which was a natural fit with O’Neill’s experience putting on student productions at Marquette. “It was amazing that we had learned all those skills right out of college,” she says. “It’s how I got into marketing.” This led to marketing jobs at Second City Comedy Club and Steppenwolf Theatre Co., where, not surprisingly, she crossed paths with more Marquette alumni. There were times she promoted shows at Second City Training Center that featured Danny Pudi, Comm ’02. Then, O’Neill found the perfect job as tourism marketing manager at the Museum of Science and Industry. These alumni say Chicagoans and Marquetters have something key in common. “If a visitor in Chicago is on a street corner and just not sure which place to go,” says Meghan Risch, Comm ’93, vice president of communications at Choose Chicago, “a true Chicagoan will stop and ask if they need help.” Just like a true Marquette alum. m

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Anyone who knows him will tell you that Don lives the Marquette mission. Whether it’s the pursuit of excellence in his professional life — he’s a partner at Quarles & Brady and an operating partner with Baird Venture Partners — or how he and his wife, Mary Jo, Arts ’80, deepened their spirituality as members of the Ignatian Associates community or his leadership on a diverse group of nonprofit boards from here to the Philippines, Don builds relationships and makes connections that encourage the best in people. After majoring in economics and political science at Marquette, Don went on to Marquette University Law School, where he received his juris doctor with honors and served as an editor of the Law Review. He then began his career at Quarles & Brady, where he concentrated his practice in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions and remains a partner. He also has 20 years of operating experience in managing technology-enabled service businesses and held senior management positions at Fiserv, Marshall & llsley Corp., and Metavante.

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“Most of what I do relates to my role as a business person involved in providing leadership to growing businesses and setting strategy for growth,” he says. At Metavante, Don was president of the international group and senior executive vice president of corporate development and strategy, general counsel, and secretary. Don was instrumental in structuring the spin-off of Metavante from M&I in 2007. Don entered the private equity world in October 2010 after successfully negotiating the merger of Metavante Technologies into Fidelity National Information Services. He served as an adviser to Warburg Pincus, LLC, for two years and then joined Baird’s private equity group. Service is also a key part of Don’s life. In addition to sitting on numerous corporate boards, he serves on the boards of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Summerfest and Schools That Can Milwaukee, among others. He

Don has been recognized for his leadership with several awards, including the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Vatican II Award for Service in Administration, “A Person for Others” Award from Marquette’s Helen Way Klinger College of Arts and Sciences, and the Alumnus of the Year Award from the Danihy Chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society. Although Don doesn’t do it for the accolades, it’s no surprise that his life and career have garnered him this latest honor, Marquette’s Alumnus of the Year Award.

Don builds relationships and makes connections that encourage the best in people. even travels yearly to the Philippines to serve on the Consuelo Foundation, which supports women and children. And we can’t forget his service to his alma mater, most recently through his role as the chair of the Law School Advisory Board.

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Dr. John F. Wakerly, Eng ’70 G L E N V I E W, I L L .

Dr. John Wakerly’s illustrious career is the product of a brain that never stops. Case in point: He has 30-plus patents in telecommunications and networking technology and has authored eight engineering textbooks and more than 50 other publications. He spent 30 years, mostly part time, on Stanford University’s faculty while also juggling highprofile roles in industry, including as chief technology officer of a division at Cisco Systems and co-founder of three startups, one of which was acquired by Google in 2010. John says the engineering fundamentals he learned at Marquette prepared him well for graduate school at Stanford and his later career. Three months after arriving at Stanford, John competed in the Electrical Engineering


Geri Dodge Fotsch E L M G R OV E , W I S .

The Fotsch family motto: “To whom much is given, much is expected.” And so Geri and her late husband, Bill, have fulfilled those words by donating generously to Engineering Hall and endowing an engineering scholarship in honor of Bill’s father. But perhaps their greatest gift to the university? Sending all eight of their children to Marquette. “I have eight very successful children,” Geri says. “They and I say, ‘Thank you, Marquette.’”


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Department’s doctoral qualifying exam and finished in the top 15 percent, with not much more than his Marquette training as preparation. But Marquette also influenced his life in other ways. “There’s the aspect of chaos theory  — the butterfly flapping its wings affecting seemingly disconnected places and events. I met my first wife, Kate Rostenkowski, as a junior at Marquette. If we hadn’t married, my life would have been completely different and probably less successful,” he says. While now splitting his time between Illinois and California, John stays active with Marquette activities ranging from his generous support of a wide range of university initiatives to his service on the College of Engineering’s National Advisory Council to personally helping a Marquette intern find housing in Northern California. In his spare time, John serves as president of the Wakerly Family Foundation, which he and his late wife Kate founded in 1996.

Geri knows the value of a college education  — she attended Lake Forest College before starting work as a legal secretary. “I was fortunate,” she says. “Five percent of my graduating class from high school went to college. And my parents could only afford to send me for one year so I worked (to pay for the second) … and I was proud of the fact that I had two years.” She then started dating her first high school dance date, Bill Fotsch, who was studying engineering at the University of Notre Dame. After getting married in 1954, they had eight children in 7.5 years. Meanwhile, Bill was busy as chairman and president of Bausch Machine Tool Co. in West Allis, Wis.



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Don smashed 10 Marquette basketball records (he still ranks as the top career rebounder with 1,222 boards) before his 12 seasons in the NBA. But his most impressive stat: helping more than 9,000 people through Whispering Winds, a 161-acre Catholic family camp and conference center he co-founded in the forested mountains outside San Diego. “I do it because when you see our Lord working in their lives at our camp and watch them carry this back to their cities and homes, you know we are making a difference in their lives,” he says. A philosophy major who was the first in his family to graduate from college, Don credits Marquette for honing his work ethic and moral compass — and, of course, opening the door

“Money wasn’t a problem because there really wasn’t any. Everything we had went back into my husband’s business,” Geri says. “So the kids had to go to school locally and, of course, Marquette was a great choice. … The fact that it was Catholic and Jesuit was extremely important. The fact that it had an excellent engineering school was very important.” So important, in fact, that the couple insisted that all their children take engineering courses during their first two years of college (and four of their sons graduated from the College of Engineering, while the others went on to accounting, medicine

and dentistry). “Why did we do that? Because they were not wuss science/math courses. They were the tough science/math courses,” Geri says. “And we thought that was a good choice.” The family has stayed connected to Marquette ever since. Bill frequently visited campus to share his thoughts on what would become Engineering Hall. Meanwhile, Geri has always loved hearing from recipients of the William G. “Pop” Fotsch Engineering Scholarship. “I am all over scholarships,” she says. “To be able to touch a person’s life in a positive way — how neat is that?”

to his NBA career. He played for the Baltimore Bullets, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, San Diego Rockets, Seattle SuperSonics and Kansas City-Omaha Kings and was twice named an All-Star. After he hung up his jersey, he worked as director of marketing for M-M Court Systems, which builds racquetball courts. In 1976, Don’s family and some friends, fellow Catholics, took a week’s vacation at a Protestant family camp. “Somebody should build a place like this near San Diego,” he later recalled in a Los Angeles magazine. After awhile, he realized that “somebody” would have to be him. So Don and his friend, Jerry Tisi, found an idyllic spot in the Cuyamaca Mountains and welcomed their first guests in 1985. After 34 years of running the camp, Don retired and now tries to spend as much time as possible with his four grandchildren (who already love to visit Grandpa’s camp in the mountains).

As president of the Fotsch Foundation, Geri supports Catholic and educational causes throughout the community. She is also a longtime board member of the Order of St. Camillus Foundation. But what she’s most proud of is closer to home. “I have a marvelous career being a mom and a Nana,” says Geri, who has 30 grandchildren and a great-grandchild on the way. “My main profession is I’m the obnoxiously proud matriarch of this beautiful family.”

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Charlotte M. Deleste, CJPA ’94, and Ronald D. Giordan, Jr., Comm ’96 MADISON, WIS.

Charlotte and Ron in one word: inspiring. This power couple juggles demanding careers — she’s a morning news anchor for Madison’s WISC-TV, and he’s the social media strategy director for Mid-West Digital Marketing — while parenting their two young boys. Yet they also make time for a nonprofit they founded that offers respite care for children with special needs. “The Marquette experience helped me build up my confidence to the point where nothing scares me — a job, an assignment, starting a nonprofit,” says Charlotte, who received a 2012 Woman of Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Women of Color Network and has participated in many Muscular Dystrophy Association and Make-A-Wish telethons. Charlotte and Ron’s oldest son, Giovanni, started having seizures almost as soon as he was born. Despite a difficult brain surgery, he continued to have as many as 80 seizures a day and was later diagnosed with LennoxSee profiles of the Gastaut Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder — Not Otherwise Specified, an autism 2013 Alumni National spectrum disorder. As working parents, Charlotte and Ron discovered Award recipients it was difficult to find respite care so they could get the occasional break from the 24/7 demands of caring and event details at for a child with special needs. That inspired them in 2012 to found Gio’s Garden, which provides families with up to 16 hours of therapy/respite care a month


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free of charge, plus helps connect parents to other critical resources in the area. But Charlotte and Ron’s commitment to service is just one of the ways they live out the Marquette mission. Since their early training at Marquette University Television, they have led successful careers in the broadcast and marketing/communications fields. At WISC‑TV, the CBS affiliate in Madison, Charlotte starts her day at 1 a.m. so she can lead the station’s daily 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. newscast. Ron, a former broadcast producer and assistant news director, now manages social media assets for small and large businesses at Mid‑West Digital Marketing in Madison.

“The Marquette experience helped me build up my confidence to the point where nothing scares me —  a job, an assignment, starting a nonprofit,” Charlotte says.


Kathleen Schleif Roth, D.D.S., Dent ’74 W E ST B E N D, W I S .

It’s difficult to think of a cause that Kathy might advocate for more than Marquette (other than perhaps regular flossing). She co-chairs the School of Dentistry’s Building for the Future Campaign and served on the School of Dentistry’s Advisory Council and Reunion Council. But her leadership isn’t limited to campus. She was also the first female president of the Wisconsin Dental Association and only the second female president of the American Dental Association. “I never would have imagined that I would have become the president of the WDA and certainly never dreamt of speaking on behalf of 149,000

dentists throughout the United States as the ADA president,” Kathy says. She’s come a long way from the 15-year-old who snagged her first summer job during a dental cleaning, when Dr. June Hausmann Dhein, Arts ’37, Dent ’38, hired her to help out around the office. She worked for Dhein throughout high school and college, eventually following in her footsteps to Marquette’s School of Dentistry, where she was one of just two women in a class of 127. After graduation, she and her husband, Dan, Dent ’74, bought Dhein’s practice and have worked together ever since. In addition to her volunteer work with Marquette, Kathy is also very active with Missions of Mercy, which provides comprehensive, free dental care to those in need. Last June, the Wisconsin dental community provided more than $1 million in free dental care to more than 2,000 patients in just two days, she notes.

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Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Professional Achievement Award

John C. Schaefer, Arts ’66

Dr. Marilyn E. Braddock, Arts ’77

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Entrepreneurial Award

A Person for Others Award

Young Alumna of the Year Award

Missy Farren, Arts ’82

Roger A. Baehr, Arts ’71

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Entrepreneurial Award

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John W. Splude, Bus Ad ’67

Christopher J. Dalton, Bus Ad ’90

James A. Waldvogel, Bus Ad ’83

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Young Alumnus of the Year Award

Eric A. Koester, Bus Ad ’99 WA S H I N G T O N , D . C .


Journalism By-Line Award

Greg Kot, Jour ’78 C H I C AG O


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Professional Achievement Award

Young Alumnus of the Year Award

James T. Tiedge Memorial Award

Timothy P. Dodge, Jour ’81

Daniel M. Pudi, Comm ’01

Ellen Nowak Belk, Comm ’91


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Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

William R. O’Toole, Sp ’79

George R. Thompson, III, Sp ’69


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Friend of Marquette Athletics Award

Young Alumnus of the Year Award

M Club Hy Popuch Memorial Service Award

Steven R. Michels, Sp ’87

Timothy M. Kummer, Nurs ’07

Terence P. Cahill, Arts ’68, Law ’72


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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Distinguished Alumnus in Dentistry Award

Outstanding Dental Service Award

Peter J. Polverini, D.D.S., Arts ’69, Dent ’73

James L. Van Miller, D.D.S., Dent ’70


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Mary Neville Bielefeld Award

Mary Joan Stuessi, Nurs ’53, Grad ’64 M I LWA U K E E

Pedro Arrupe Award Awarded September 2012

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Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award

Dr. Janice E. Jackson, Arts ’75 N E WA R K , C A L I F.

Educational Policy and Leadership Achievement Award

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Achievement Award

Dr. Eileen Mihm Schwalbach, Arts ’72

Dr. James S. Frey, Arts ’60, Grad ’67

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Young Alumna of the Year Award

Dr. Jessica Thull Brundage, Grad ’05, ’09 M I LWA U K E E


Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Professional Achievement Award

Thomas G. Searle, Eng ’77, Grad ’78

Michael J. Harsh, Eng ’78

Entrepreneurial Award

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Daniel Casey, Eng ’66

Lawrence V. Jacques, Eng ’75


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Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Professional Achievement Award

Service to Marquette Award

Young Alumnus of the Year Award

Dr. Dean C. Garstecki, Sp ’67, Grad ’69

Maj. Karen Klingenberg Buikema, H Sci ’03

Catherine Crowe Cauley, Arts ’86, PT ’97

Dr. Douglas J. Bosner, H Sci ’98



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Alumnus of the Year Award

John S. Shiely, Law ’77 E L M G R OV E , W I S .

Lifetime Achievement Award

Howard B. Eisenberg Service Award

Margadette Moffatt Demet, Law ’50

Kristin Cibik Occhetti, Law ’07



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Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award

Distinguished Alumna in Service to Nursing Award

Spirit of the College of Professional Studies Award

Leadership Excellence Award

Friend of the College of Professional Studies Award

Dr. Carol Olson Long, R.N., F.P.C.N., Nurs ’74

Dr. Sharon Y. Irving, R.N., C.R.N.P., Nurs ’80

Frank P. Horning, Prof St ’99

Ayiesha J. Domino-Brown, Arts ’99, Prof St ’09

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Cynthia Fridl Gallagher and Michael L. Gallagher, Grad ’79 B R O O K F I E L D, W I S .

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They accomplished all that in one

day on the set of the show, which was filmed in Los Angeles and pitted them against three other teams. Judged by two prominent bakers, including a French pastry expert who “tells it like it is,” Somers says, the competition entailed three rounds. The duo coasted

class notes through the first two rounds and clinched the win by crafting 1,000 cupcakes for the wedding reception of a couple who met on

“You can’t just throw things in the

mixer and hope they rise properly. It’s a science,” Somers says. “I don’t want to be cocky, but I knew we had won.”

Back at her real job — testing products

and developing recipes for Wilton Bakeware — Somers has had time to reflect on the unexpected joys of being a reality TV show winner.

“Winning was great. The money was

great,” she says. “But it was really awesome to hear from people — Marquette

Cupcake queen

friends and other friends. It’s like I personally championed for them. They were saying: ‘I am so proud of you! I told everybody I knew you!’ That was the best part.” — Becky Dubin Jenkins Watch Beth Somers bake a Marquette special at cupcake-queen.

Have a sweet tooth? Beth Somers, Comm ’01, is your girl. The test kitchen manager at Wilton Industries, a food crafting company in Woodridge, Ill., took top prize in the popular Food Network TV show Cupcake Wars in August. The prize-winning confectionary combinations? Champagne with strawberry curd filling, pistachio with white chocolate ganache, coconut with mango curd, and chocolate bourbon pecan. Somers and former boss Milette Raz won $10,000 for the cupcakes that fulfilled the mantra of: “Make it tasty. Make it pretty. Have fun.”

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Brigade in Civil War and Memory: The Black Hats from Bull Run to Appomattox and Thereafter. The Iron Brigade is one of the most celebrated military organizations of the American Civil War, though its service during the earliest days of the war has often been overlooked. He rectifies this historical anomaly in his book.

1961 ♥ Thomas H. Nelson, Arts ’61, Grad ’63, and Marianne Balasty,


Arts ’63, will celebrate their 50th

Bill Weber, Arts ’56, was recognized by the alternative dispute resolution section of the Michigan State Bar Association as key in passing a new arbitration law through the Michigan State Legislature.

1960 Lance Herdegen, Jour ’60, recently released The Iron

wedding anniversary on May 11, 2013. They were married in 1963 at Church of the Gesu by Rev. Bernard Cooke, S.J., who celebrated their wedding Mass in English and Latin. He retired in 1999 as vice president of First Chicago Corp., now J.P. Morgan Chase Corp., in Elgin, Ill. She retired in 2006 as executive director of the Fox Valley Land Foundation in Kane County,

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1969 James D. Friedman, Arts ’69, was named a 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyer, recognition awarded no more than 5 percent of Wisconsin lawyers. He works in the banking group at Quarles & Brady LLP. Michael J. Gonring, Jour ’69, Law ’82, was named a 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyer, recognition awarded no more than 5 percent of Wisconsin lawyers. He works in the personal injury defense  — products group at Quarles & Brady LLP.

1970 Janet Conner, Sp ’70, had two books published by Conari Press: The Lotus and The Lily: Access the Wisdom of Buddha and Jesus to Nourish Your Beautiful, Abundant Life and its companion journal, My Life Pages, which was released in March.

the reading and math coach at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Grade School in Peoria, Ill., and has been an intervention specialist for more than 11 years.

1971 Matthew M. Stano, Arts ’71, president of Stano Landscaping Inc., received a commercial landscape contracting recognition award for his work at the Monroe Clinic in Monroe, Wis. His Greenroof Gardens at the clinic previously received top honors in the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association annual competition.

1972 Timothy (Tim) Bouch, Bus Ad ’72, was elected to the American Bar Association Board of Governors. He practices at Leath, Bouch & Seekings LLP in Charleston, S.C. Kathleen A. Gray, Arts ’72, Law ’82, was named a 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyer, recognition awarded no more than 5 percent of Wisconsin lawyers. She works in the estate planning and probate groups at Quarles & Brady LLP. Michael E. Stevens, Arts ’72, received the Lyman H. Butterfield Award from the Association for Documentary Editing, given annually for excellence in documentary publication, teaching and service. He is the state historic preservation officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society.


Helen (Herominski) Engelbrecht, Arts ’70, was named 2012 Teacher of Excellence in Math by EPS/School Specialty in Literacy and Intervention. She is

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David B. Kern, Arts ’76, was named a 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyer, recognition awarded no more than 5 percent of Wisconsin lawyers. He works in the employment and labor group at Quarles & Brady LLP.


Thomas P. McElligott, Arts ’76, Law ’83, was named a 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyer, recognition awarded no more than 5 percent of Wisconsin lawyers. He works in the environmental group at Quarles & Brady LLP. John A. Rothstein, Arts ’76, Law ’79, was named a 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyer, recognition awarded no more than 5 percent of Wisconsin lawyers. He was also named a 2013 Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal. He is a partner in the commercial litigation group at Quarles & Brady LLP, where he focuses his practice on corporate disputes, product liability, probate and real estate matters.

1977 William Campbell, Bus Ad ’77, is vice president of technology for Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles, which takes over failing schools and prepares students to attend a college of their choice through the College Ready Promise. He has more than 30 years of experience in the technology field. Peter M. Hosinski, Arts ’77, is a named partner at Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP. The general corporate litigation practice located in New York focuses on international matters for domestic and foreign clients. He lives in Stanford, Conn., with his wife, Jeanne, and their children.

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1979 Virginia (Bronesky) Stuesser, Jour ’79, is media director at Shine United in Madison, Wis. She previously worked in media for Staples Marketing, Nonbox Branding, and Eichenbaum Associates in Milwaukee. Additionally, she is a former adjunct professor of advertising at Marquette and the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.

1980 Tom Raimann, Dent ’80, was appointed to represent his Wisconsin and Michigan colleagues on the American Dental Association Council. He has been a representative for the Greater Milwaukee Region WDA Board of Trustees since 2007 and is a member of the organization’s long-range planning committee. He also is past president of the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association.

1981 Laura Diallo, Bus Ad ’81, is director of benefits for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. She is responsible for employee benefits and retirement plans for more than 6,000 employees. Her sons, Joe and David, attend Marquette. Robert H. Duffy, Arts ’81, Law ’84, was named a 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyer, recognition awarded no more than 5 percent of Wisconsin lawyers. He works in the employment and labor group at Quarles & Brady LLP.

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Rev. Cliff Haggenjos, Bus Ad ’81, Law ’84, was elected to a threeyear term on the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Board of Trustees. He is rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roseville, Calif., and dean of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Central Deanery. Dan Real, Bus Ad ’81, and Susan (Cronin) Real, Bus Ad ’81, were honored at the Friends of La Rabida Gala for their distinguished philanthropy to La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago. He is a La Rabida trustee and chairman of the hospital’s capital campaign. They established the Dan and Susan Cronin Real Scholarship at Marquette in honor of her father and work with the College of Nursing to provide summer externships for nursing students at La Rabida.

1982 Miriam S. Falk, Arts ’82, was named Wisconsin’s 2012 State Assistant District Attorney of the Year. She has served Milwaukee County for more than 25 years and distinguished herself as one of the most highly respected and capable sensitive crimes prosecutors in the nation.

John F. Hager, Law ’82, was named in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He practices corporate law in the Green Bay, Wis., office of Hager, Dewick & Zuengler, S.C. Mark A. Kircher, Arts ’82, Law ’85, was named a 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyer, recognition awarded no more than 5 percent of Wisconsin lawyers. He works in the personal injury defense  — products group at Quarles & Brady LLP. Jay Rothman, Arts ’82, was recognized as a 2013 Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal. He is chairman and CEO of Foley & Lardner and a partner in the firm’s Milwaukee office, where he is a transactional attorney.


Anthony Brown, Bus Ad ’83, is chief executive officer at InMarket Solutions, a marketing and brand management specialist organization focused on emerging markets and developing brands in product categories. Previously, he worked as managing director of beverages for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Unilever in London.

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1984 Mark Sockness, Grad ’84, was appointed chief financial officer of Transtar Autobody Technologies, a chemical company in Brighton, Mich., specializing in the manufacturing of automotive coatings sold to auto body collision shops.

1985 Bill Gosse, Arts ’85, was named executive director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Green Bay by the charitable nonprofit organization serving northwestern Wisconsin.

♥ Christopher A. Ray, Bus Ad ’85, and Becky (Hurum) Ray, Med Tech ’85, celebrated their 25th

wedding anniversary in 2012.

♥ Carol Slater Gamber, Arts ’85, and Larry Gamber, Arts ’86, celebrated their 20th anniversary. They met freshman year and became friends but didn’t begin dating until they saw each other at their five-year reunion. They reside in Glenview, Ill.


Walter J. Skipper, Bus Ad ’85, was named a 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyer, recognition awarded no more than 5 percent of Wisconsin lawyers. He works in the mergers and acquisitions group at Quarles & Brady LLP. Brigid (Barry) Skoog, Jour ’85, is communications manager for the Crosier Fathers and Brothers in Phoenix. James Twardowski, Eng ’85, was named vice president of sales and marketing for Emerson Industrial Automation’s electric power generation segment, headquartered in California. He is responsible for global sales and marketing of Kato Engineering and Leroy Somer brand generators for the Americas. He lives in Mankato, Minn.

1986 Tom Digenan, Bus Ad ’86, is head of the U.S. equity team for UBS Global Asset Management. He is lead portfolio manager and leads a team of 15 people managing more than $5 billion. He previously was U.S. equity

strategist for his UBS team. He also is a Marquette CIRCLES host committee member and an adjunct professor in the College of Business Administration. Paul F. Heaton, Arts ’86, Law ’90, is a shareholder in the litigation practice group at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., in Milwaukee. He focuses on a wide variety of commercial disputes, with an emphasis on serving clients in the insurance and financial services industries. Tim Mahon, Eng ’86, a principal at MDS Group, was named chair of the board of Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan, Ill. The Cristo Rey network combines education with a work-study program for families of limited means.




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It’s hard to imagine everything that members of a family might need just after losing their home in a fire or natural disaster. It starts with a place to simply sit down. To help families in their time of need, Olive Promotions donated

100 folding camp chairs to the Southeastern Wisconsin chapter of the American Red Cross. The Brookfield, Wis.-based promotional and apparel firm is owned by Bart, Eng ’92, and Patti, Comm ’95, Bohne.

Each Red Cross truck that responds to local fires is now equipped

with four chairs to be used by Red Cross disaster response volunteers while they counsel victims. Chairs also will be distributed to other Red Cross workers. “The first responders

are among the most dedicated people I know,” Bart says.

“We will continue to look at every opportunity to support this organization.”

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David Beine, Bus Ad ’89, Law ’92, was named general counsel of Hydrite Chemical Co. in Brookfield, Wis. He and his wife, Paula (Vander Putten) Beine, Bus Ad ’89, live in West Bend, Wis., with their five children. Dr. Joseph J. Piatt, Arts ’89, received the 2012 American Chemical Society Milwaukee Section Award for his professional achievements in education and research. He was also recognized for his leadership and service to the society’s local chapter. He is an associate professor of chemistry and environmental science, and chair of the life sciences department at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis.

Take a load off


Todd Jones, Bus Ad ’90, was promoted to executive officer, vice president and chief risk officer of Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, where he has worked since 2003.


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1991 Christopher J. Prom, Arts ’91, Grad ’94, was appointed publications editor of the Society of American Archivists by the SAA Council. He is assistant university archivist and associate professor of library administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Jump-around guy

Sarah Schneider, Arts ’91, was named executive officer, vice president and head of the new business department at Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee. She previously was chief operations officer for the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. and director of annuity operations.

1992 Rick Smith, Eng ’73, Grad ’82,


has a hip-hop act that fires up Marquette fans.

Smith is president and owner of R.A. Smith National, a multidiscipline engineering consulting company with 160 employees and $17 million in sales last year. But Golden Eagles fans know him better by his alter ego personality: the “jump-around guy.” The fellow in the suit and tie who bounces along with the student section has become something of a celebrity. Smith and his wife, Joan, Arts ’71, Grad ’77, have been going to Marquette games since they were students, when they sometimes camped out to get good seats. Smith flies a Marquette flag outside his company’s headquarters in Brookfield, Wis., lowering it to half-staff after a loss. A few years back, Smith was at a game when the public address system played House of Pain’s Jump Around, a ’90s party anthem. Smith saw the student section jumping so he started jumping — unaware that he was live on ESPN. Right away, his wife got a frantic call from their son in Washington, D.C., wondering if that was his father jumping on national television. The students goaded Smith to jump around at the next game and he hasn’t stopped since. At a recent game, Smith says, the men sitting in front of him turned around and said: “We paid good money to be in these seats. Why aren’t you jumping?” The payoff came when the song played in the second half. — Chris Jenkins Watch this hip-hop act on Marquette’s YouTube lineup at jump-around-guy.

Gregory S. Mager, Arts ’92, Grad ’94, Law ’97, was granted fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, recognized by judges and attorneys for being a pre-eminent family law attorney with a high level of knowledge, skill, professionalism and integrity. He is a shareholder with O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing, S.C., in Milwaukee.


Abbey Algiers, Arts ’93, published her first book, The Great Search, in 2012 with Henschel Haus Publishing. The book is “every woman’s story” of the search for love and happiness, offering a surprising and inspirational message to readers. Karen Dignan, Comm ’93, is the front-office manager of Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho. She and her family recently returned to the United States after living in England and France for 10 years.

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tion, implements fundraising campaigns, and builds the foundation’s board of directors and staff structure.

Just for the record books the best decision I ever made was going to @marquetteu.


Mike Martin, Arts ’93, is a supervisory psychologist at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, where he manages mental health staff in three outpatient clinics. Debbie (Matthew) Schmidt, Arts ’93, is system director of business development for the Alexian Brothers Health System in Arlington Heights, Ill. Mary Schwager, Comm ’93, won her 11th Emmy Award for consumer and investigative reporting. She works as an investigative journalist at WHDHTV, the NBC affiliate in Boston, and writes two national consumer columns as “Consumer Watchdog Mary.”

1994 Jennifer A. Lay-Riske, Comm ’94, won a 2012 regional Emmy for spot news coverage of the NATO protests for NBC Chicago affiliate WMAQ. She is the station’s 10 p.m. producer. Judith A. Williams-Killackey, Arts ’94, was named a 2012 Super Lawyer Rising Star, recognizing Wisconsin’s top up-and-coming attorneys. She works in the employment and labor group at Quarles & Brady LLP.


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1995 Rick Barrett, Bus Ad ’95, founder of Barrett Visionary Development in Milwaukee, was named a 2012 honorable mention executive of the year by The Business Journal. His latest development, the Moderne, a $55-million, 30-story highrise apartment/condominium tower, was completed in late 2012. Michael Butler, Eng ’95, was named to the 2012 40 Under 40 list of Crain’s Chicago Business. He founded the Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based spinal implant company Life Spine eight years ago, his fourth start-up operation. Thomas J. Canale, Bus Ad ’95, affiliated with the McTigue Financial Group in Chicago, was named to Northwestern Mutual’s 2012 Forum group. Only the top 5 percent of the company’s more than 6,000 financial representatives receive this annual honor. Christy Gilmour, Arts ’95, is first executive director of the Kappa Delta Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Kappa Delta Sorority. She helps build awareness of the KD Founda-

Thuy Tran, Nurs ’95, is a selfemployed realtor whose recent article, “Feng Shui Tips for Selling Your Listing,” was published online by the Nevada Association of Realtors. The article details how realtors can use feng shui to make their listings more appealing to prospective buyers. Michael J. Walters, Arts ’95, is director of strategic initiatives for Latin America within the PPG regulatory affairs division of Abbott Laboratories, based in Chicago.

1996 Tim D. Kresse, Bus Ad ’96, is a senior national advertising executive for American Public Media in St. Paul, Minn. He oversees ads for programs such as Marketplace, BBC Radio and A Prairie Home Companion.

1997 Keri (Lindermann) Disch, Arts ’97, is associate university registrar at Northwestern University. Previously, she worked for 11 years in various positions at the Medill School of Journalism. Matt Hayes, M.D., Arts ’97, completed his sports medicine fellowship in July 2012. He practices family and sports medicine for the Duke University Health System in Cary, N.C.


1999 Noleta L. Jansen, Arts ’99, was named a 2012 Super Lawyer Rising Star, recognizing Wisconsin’s top up-and-coming attorneys. She works in the estate planning and probate group of Quarles & Brady LLP. Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, Arts ’99, Law ’04, was named to The Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. She works for Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. Brian Randall, Law ’99, was named to The Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. He works for Friebert, Finerty & St. John, S.C., in Milwaukee.

2000 Rebecca Cameron Valcq, Law ’00, was named to The Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. She works for We Energies in Milwaukee.

2001 Michael Arbet, Grad ’01, is vice president and director of investments for BMO Private Bank of southwest Wisconsin, headquartered in Madison, Wis. He has more than 25 years of financial experience, with expertise in portfolio management, mutual fund research, financial analysis and strategic planning. Thomas A. Bausch, Bus Ad ’01, works in the office securities practice group of the Milwaukee office of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. Previously, he was a law clerk for a Madison-area litigation firm.


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Willy Thorn, Jour ’01, Grad ’06, appeared at Milwaukee’s Marian Center to sign copies of his first book, It’s Amazing What The Lord Can Do, a biography

2002 Griselda Aldrete, Arts ’02, was named to The Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. She works for Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee. Kyle W. Heaton, D.M.D., Arts ’02, opened Brink Street Dental, his own dental practice in Crystal Lake, Ill. John T. Reichert, Law ’02, was named shareholder in the banking and financial institutions practice group at the Milwaukee office of Godfrey & Kahn. He focuses his practice on corporate governance, capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, and securities matters. Christina Roth, Comm ’02, is a strategic seasonal marketing team member at Kohl’s head-

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quarters in Menomonee Falls, Wis. She manages strategic development and execution for the holiday and back-to-school marketing plans. Mark Ryerson, Arts ’02, was named a shareholder at Howard & Howard, where he concentrates his law practice in intellectual property law, with a focus on patent preparation/ prosecution and opinion work, primarily in the chemical arts. He practices in the Royal Oak, Mich., office.


Make sure we know how to contact you. Questions? Call: (414) 288-7441 or (800) 344-7544 or visit marquette. edu/classnotes. Adrienne Fay, Comm ’03, was named one of Nebraska’s 10 Outstanding Young Omahans for excellence and a strong commitment to community

service and personal and professional development. She is director of marketing at Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts. She also volunteers with the ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference and is a member of the Women’s Fund Circles. Laura Hoffmann, Arts ’03, received her master’s degree in teaching from Seattle University in August. She teaches eighthgrade language arts in special education inclusion at Seattle’s Washington Middle School. Stephanie Martin, Arts ’03, was accepted into the 2012–13 class of the leadership institute program of the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Bar Association, which develops young attorneys who have the potential to become future leaders in the Tampa and St. Petersburg areas. At Adams and Reese law firm, she concentrates her practice on civil, commercial and real estate litigation.

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of Brother Booker Ashe, O.F.M., a Capuchin and co-founder of Milwaukee’s House of Peace.

Sergio D. Trujillo, Bus Ad ’03, is an associate brand manager at Crown Imports, working on Modelo Especial. Previously, he completed his M.B.A. at the University of Wisconsin– Madison.

2004 Helga Kisler, Grad ’04, instructor in theology at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, received the 2012 Excellence in Teaching award. The award is given to a faculty member who demonstrates innovative teaching techniques; current knowledge of developments, trends and research in his or her academic field; and dedication, enthusiasm and support of students’ personal, moral and intellectual growth. Maria L. Kreiter, Law ’04, was named a shareholder in the litigation practice group at the Milwaukee office of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. She focuses her practice on complex business


Framing the moment Lindsey Chavez, Arts ’11, knew she wanted to make special gifts for her closest friends to commemorate their graduation from Marquette.

But she wasn’t quite sure how to mark the occasion

until she heard a particular passage in the Commencement address by Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. In part, he said, “Stay close to each other and grow closer. Dance at each other’s weddings. Stand as godparents to each other’s children. Mark life’s most important moments standing at each other’s side.” Chavez had the quote printed over an outline of the state of Wisconsin, with a heart representing Milwaukee. She framed the prints and gave them to her friends.

“We were all off to different adventures, and Father Pilarz’s words rang so true,” Chavez says.

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litigation, primarily in banking and financial services, business torts, contracts, corporate governance, consumer claims, and white-collar defense and internal investigations.

Katie Fegan, Arts ’06, was named head varsity coach for the Lake Zurich (Ill.) Lacrosse Club. She is an account manager at the Plexus Groupe in Deer Park, Ill.

Bruce J. (B.J.) Lanser, M.D., H Sci ’04, is chief pediatric resident at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. He plans to pursue fellowship training in allergy and immunology at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado in Denver.

Randall H. Green, Law ’06, was named shareholder at Meyer Capel law firm in Champaign, Ill. He focuses his practice in business and real estate transactions.

2005 Melissa Herguth, Arts ’05, was named to The Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. She works as development director for Habitat for Humanity in Milwaukee.

2006 Paola Duran, Arts ’06, graduated with honors with a doctor of chiropractic degree from Life University. She is an associate doctor at Family First Chiropractic in Shallotte, N.C.


Juan Hernandez, Bus Ad ’06, is a management consultant for Alexander Proudfoot, an international firm based in Atlanta that specializes in designing and executing programs to achieve changes in operational and financial performance. His work has allowed him to travel to Canada, South Africa and Peru. Alie Kriofske Mainella, Grad ’06, was named to The Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. She works for IndependenceFirst in Milwaukee.


2007 Theresa Bucci, Comm ’07, was named the 2012 October Filmmaker of the Month by the Washington, D.C., Office of Motion Picture and Television Development for her work producing documentary short films about social causes. Rebecca Hammock, Arts ’07, Law ’10, was recognized by the Wisconsin Law Journal as a 2012 Up and Coming attorney. She was also recognized as the youngest person in state jurisprudence history to be a licensed attorney.



Robert D. Wiedie, Arts ’09, is director of Web production for, an online clothing laboratory in San Francisco. The company just raised $6.5 million in a Series B venture.


John R. Brunner, Bus Ad ’08, is the international communications assistant for Paris’ Bureau Export de la Musique Française, or French Music Export Office. He received his master’s degree in French studies for professional French and communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


Marquette sweethearts

Joannie (Degnan) Barth, Arts ’79, and Scott Barth, Jour ’79, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. They met as sophomores in the lobby of Schroeder Hall and talked till dawn, when the night guard “Moses” took them on their first date: breakfast at McDonald’s. The Barths enjoy a strong faith and loving family. Their mountain home in Evergreen, Colo., keeps them close to all four of their adult children. Are you celebrating a milestone event? Tell us. Send a picture to

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Keli (Wickersheim) Reinke, Arts ’08, received the 2011 Frank M. Grittner New Teacher Award from the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers. She serves on the WAFLT Board and teaches high school Spanish at Hortonville High School in Hortonville, Wis.

Sarah (Biermann) McCracken, Comm ’09, Law ’12, is an assistant state public defender in Eau Claire, Wis. She was sworn in as a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin in May 2012.

Adam N. Ziebell, Arts ’09, works in the corporate practice group at the Milwaukee office of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. Previously, he was a judicial intern


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for Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson.

2010 Darren Dewing, Grad ’10, was named to The Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. He works for Associated Bank.

All the world’s a stage


Andy Grotelueschen, Comm ’01, uses one word repeatedly when remembering freshman year.

“My first acting class — awesome. … We all wore black — awesome. … All the girls were hot — awesome.”

Thankfully, Grotelueschen makes time to come back to Marquette in

between performances on stage or screen. And when he is back on campus, it’s awesome.

“I came to Marquette, did plays and never left the building,” he says of

acting in student productions at the Helfaer Theatre. “I realized then that this is what I want to do.”

It means traveling from stage to stage, coast to coast and show to show.

Rachel D. Gutbrod, Comm ’10, is a product trainer at Zywave, a software development company based in Milwaukee that specializes in insurance and financial planning products. She is responsible for training financial advisers and planners in the United States and Canada and creating, testing and implementing new training programs. Kaitie Kovach, Comm ’10, is a copy and production editor at CQ Roll Call in Washington, D.C. Chris Owen, Arts ’10, finished 20th in the world and fourth in the under-24 age group of the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, crossing the finish line with a Marquette flag draped over his shoulders. He co-founded the Marquette Triathlon Club.

Actors say a lot of goodbyes. But the bliss Grotelueschen finds performing doesn’t wear thin, not even when living out of a duffle bag. “I always feel a tremendous sense of community with the artists around me,” he says.

During his prospective student visit, Grotelueschen felt that community

in Marquette’s theatre program, “which thank goodness played out for all four years I was there,” he says. “We all supported each other as artists and as students.” He will always treasure the support and advice of then-chair of the department, the late Phylis Ravel. “The fire she lit in us individually and the fire she lit collectively in us is so remarkable.”

Today, Grotelueschen is a member of the acclaimed Fiasco Theater.

Thomas J. (TJ) Petullo, Arts ’10, is a 1st lieutenant and rifle platoon leader in the 2-22 infantry. He was named Officer Hero of the Desert in September 2012 and most recently deployed with a SECFOR Platoon for Security Force Assistance Advisory Teams in January 2013.

He is appearing in Fiasco’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton. “It’s fun to work on great pieces of dramatic literature, to disappear, to always remember we’re playing with the audience,” he says. — Joni Moths Mueller

201 1 Kathleen M. Fugler, Comm ’11, is a communications associate for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin based in Milwaukee.

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in memoriam

Milton J. Gershon, Arts ’34 Lawrence W. Friedrich, Arts ’37 John R. Goelz, Arts ’37, Med ’40 Francis B. Landis, Arts ’37, Med ’41 Mark T. O’Meara, Arts ’39, Med ’42 Mary J. Walsiffer Collier, Sp ’40 Elizabeth J. Jesse Weiss, Nurs ’40 William L. Drake, Arts ’41, Med ’43 Helen F. Klafka Morgan, Nurs ’41 Jane M. Schiffler Street, Jour ’41 Thomas J. Layden, Arts ’42 Carl F. Massopust, Eng ’42 Alen G. Wyss, Bus Ad ’42

Phyllis J. Kelley Quamme, Arts ’45 Margaret L. Riedel Renk, Arts ’45 Patricia L. Williams Soyka, Jour ’45 Anne Jane J. Shields Staples, Jour ’45 Frances B. Begley Kurtz, Jour ’46 Glen E. McCormick, Med ’46 Martha Kaja Panlener, Arts ’46 Marian F. Pehowski, Jour ’46, Grad ’54 Lois A. Schlatterer Rukavina, Arts ’46 Stanley A. Baranowski, Arts ’47 Grant H. Buelow, Eng ’47 Margaret M. Burns Curry, Dent Hy ’47 Mary E. Zingsheim Gilligan, Arts ’47 Ellen P. Brooks Huber, Nurs ’47

Alex F. Sicilia, Bus Ad ’50 Margaret M. Seidl Tarantino, Med Tech ’50 Clarence A. Walloch, Bus Ad ’50 John E. Dooley, Arts ’51, Med ’54 Hans Ederegger, Eng ’51 MB Hilgers, Nurs ’51 Robert J. Joling, Law ’51 Peter N. Klauck, Arts ’51 Joan I. O’Neill Marsh, Arts ’51 Leonard H. Pawlowski, Bus Ad ’51 James A. Sigl, Arts ’51 Sally A. Conley Callahan, Sp ’52 Lee A. Hermansen, Eng ’52 Glenden A. Hoffman, Med ’52 Muriel A. Lagomarsino Lahey, Arts ’52

William J. Sievert, Dent ’55 Frank S. Sinsky, Bus Ad ’55 Harvey H. Bernstein, Med ’56 John A. Cramer, Eng ’56 George I. Daugherty, Dent ’56 Richard A. Jackanich, Med ’56 William T. Kolarec, Bus Ad ’56 Denis L. Kuebler, Dent ’56 Wilfred J. Lex, Bus Ad ’56 Jerry L. Moorbeck, Arts ’56 William H. Peters, Arts ’56 Frederick G. Sehring, Med ’56 Mary J. Cusack, Arts ’57 Edward W. Halverson, Bus Ad ’57 Robert L. McCarthy, Bus Ad ’57 James R. Riley, Arts ’57 Howard J. Blackwood, Jour ’58

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.

Edward W. Borchert, Eng ’43 John J. Bursek, Arts ’43 John L. Coffey, Arts ’43, Law ’48 Roger L. Danielski, Bus Ad ’43 Robert L. Guentner, Eng ’43 John R. Mandel, Eng ’43 Orville H. Ross, Eng ’43 John A. Thanos, Dent ’43 Gerald N. Theis, Arts ’43, Law ’47 Robert N. Hanna, Eng ’44 Norman Koshakow, Bus Ad ’44 Thomas J. Mueller, Bus Ad ’44, Law ’48 Charles C. Sterrenberg, Dent ’44 Elizabeth L. Talsky, Arts ’44 Evert L. Venstrom, Eng ’44 James H. Wheeler, Arts ’44 Carl L. Wilhelm, Dent ’44 Margaret J. Galijas

Carmody, Arts ’45

Louise M. DePalma

DeFurio, Dent Hy ’45

Violet R. Gleason Fleming, Arts ’45 Virginia L. Varley Gilliland, Jour ’45 Roy R. Hartmann, Eng ’45 John H. Kehl, Eng ’45


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Charles M. Kistler, Eng ’47 James F. Sullivan, Eng ’47 Shirley B. Baldwin Baumgartner, Arts ’48 Louise K. Owen Lemke, Nurs ’48 Terrance E. Nettleton, Dent ’48 Robert W. Pray, Eng ’48 Phyllis F. Vitucci, Arts ’48 Raymond J. Gengler, Arts ’49 Gerald T. Havey, Arts ’49, Med ’52 Charles F. Kline, Eng ’49 Alfred S. Kulczycki, Bus Ad ’49 Joseph L. Ostrander, Eng ’49 Irene J. Pietrowski, Bus Ad ’49 Rodney F. Valentine, Arts ’49 Beverly A. McManners Williams, Jour ’49 Howard L. Barton, Dent ’50 Petra D. Anderson Beatty, Arts ’50 Daniel J. Burns, Arts ’50 George N. Hessling, Eng ’50 Francis J. Holton, Arts ’50, Law ’63 Thomas A. Kuehn, Arts ’50 John R. McKeown, Eng ’50

Eugene W. Mauch, Med ’52 Donald R. Bentz, Dent ’53 Clifford R. Berres, Arts ’53, Grad ’58 Phyliis C. Hetfield Gallant, Arts ’53 Leo V. Gumina, Eng ’53 Phyllis M. Slevin Healy, Arts ’53 Barbara G. Weckman St. George, Arts ’53, Grad ’56 Jean F. Foti Wilkinson, Sp ’53 Russell A. Yeager, Bus Ad ’53 Victor R. Anderson, Arts ’54 Joan R. Malinske Bennett, Arts ’54 Charles F. Berryman, Law ’54 Diane M. Kodera Gadomski, Sp ’54 Richard B. Mader, Bus Ad ’54 Elaine R. Hahn Schumacher, Arts ’54 Kenneth J. Sippel, Law ’54 Milan P. Horvate, Arts ’55 Maynard D. Logan, Bus Ad ’55 Ervin M. Machos, Arts ’55 MP Saller, Arts ’55 John R. Schinabeck, Eng ’55

Veronica A. Frigo Sterr, Nurs ’58 Marjanne H. Crino, Med ’59 David W. Kramer, Arts ’59 William B. Millen, Bus Ad ’59 Ellsworth R. Richards, Dent ’59 Allen F. Smoot, Med ’59 John C. Dowling, Arts ’60 Mary K. Garvin, Arts ’60 Donald J. Kuban, Med ’60 John P. Lange, Arts ’60 John F. Leonardi, Bus Ad ’60 Cyril F. Mescher, Bus Ad ’60 Floyd L. Pleva, Bus Ad ’60 James C. Boyd, Dent ’61 JoAnn L. Dillon, Nurs ’61 David M. McCarthy, Arts ’61 Allen T. Bruks, Eng ’62 Gerald G. Helf, Bus Ad ’62 James D. MacPhee, Dent ’62 Ronald J. Mertz, Bus Ad ’62 Gerald R. Neuman, Bus Ad ’62 James F. Estes, Bus Ad ’63 James P. Gibbons, Bus Ad ’63 Mary C. Lehman McGinnis, Arts ’63

James R. Longhenry, Bus Ad ’73 Margaret A. Breitenstein Lemmen, Arts ’74 Robert A. Prosser, Eng ’74 Michael M. Rusch, Bus Ad ’74,

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Jon G. Knapp, Arts ’75 Donald F. Pricco, Grad ’75 Constance A. Weber Sylvester, Grad ’75 Ian C. Furness, Arts ’76 John M. Dickinson, Dent ’78 Jerome C. Whitehead, Bus Ad ’78 Albert E. Lis, Arts ’79 Robert E. Majzler, Grad ’80 Timothy J. Moran, Bus Ad ’80 Janet H. Hlasnik Durant, Grad ’81 Jerome W. Holzheimer, Bus Ad ’81 John P. Moriarty, Bus Ad ’81 Fay K. Kalafat Topetzes, Grad ’81 Gregory M. Jessen, Sp ’85 Margaret G. Owens Chaves, Med Tech ’86 Michael M. Mannion, Bus Ad ’86 Todd B. O’Connor, Eng ’86 Candace M. Kane Megna, Arts ’90, Arts ’91 Jeffrey T. Dougherty, Bus Ad ’92 Amy A. Larson Kieser, Comm ’92 Daniel G. Bates, Comm ’96 Donna Decker, Grad ’99, Grad ’04 Jeanne M. Hayes, Comm ’05 Arvid O. Nybroten, Grad ’09

In remembrance We mourn the passing of Rev. Patrick E. Walsh, S.J., who walked God’s earth for 89 years; was a Jesuit for 61 years and a priest for 52 years; and ministered to many students and alumni while serving as associate pastor at Church of the Gesu. Father Walsh knew students filling the pews on Sunday afternoons were taking a welcome break from studies, so he made the time count with homilies that were meaningful — and some say intentionally short. In announcing his passing, his Jesuit brother affectionately honored Father Walsh: “He had, in his Irish way, a way with words. He made people laugh. He touched their hearts.” Father Walsh died in February.

Mary K. Ryan, Prof St ’11, is a contributing writer for the Nomadic Sojourns Journal, published by McNally Jackson. She writes articles about justice, original poetry and philosophical analysis.

2012 C. Terrence Anderson, Arts ’12, is a charity planner in the transportation and landuse planning areas for the metro Milwaukee area of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. He also continues to build the after-school arts and tutoring program he started at Martin Luther King, Jr., Elementary School in Milwaukee. Stephanie S. Beecher, Jour ’12, is associate editor of Sanitary Maintenance and Contracting Profits magazines for the Trade Press Media Group, which provides industry news, events, education and technology for facilities management, commercial cleaning and rail transportation business leaders. She is also a freelance journalist and owns Write MKE Ink, a contract writing and PR business. Victor Blas, Arts ’12, is a computer programmer with

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William J. Reuss, Eng ’63 Barbara A. Buivid Cady, Arts ’64 Leo E. DeMeyer, Arts ’64 Margaret K. Fleury Lukas, Nurs ’64 Vernon A. Polster, Bus Ad ’64 William L. Bird, Grad ’65 Douglas A. Huewe, Med ’65 Lynnette A. Hochwitz Hyink, Arts ’66 Dennis M. Popp, Bus Ad ’66 James F. Dillon, Eng ’67, Grad ’71 David E. Thiess, Arts ’67 Peter N. Brusky, Law ’68 Peter A. Collins, Arts ’68 Richard W. Dunphy, Grad ’68 Patrick D. Murphy, Arts ’68 Humberto R. Ravelo, Arts ’68 Evelyn A. Schumacher, Grad ’68 Richard L. Walk, Dent ’68 John C. Warner, Bus Ad ’68 Eugene R. Goetsch, Dent ’69 Richard R. Wegrzyn, Grad ’69 James M. Yonts, Jour ’69 John Ballinger, Eng ’70 Timothy W. Crowley, Dent ’70 John J. Fleming, Dent ’70 Rick R. Majerus, Arts ’70, Grad ’79 Joseph P. Murray, Arts ’70 Paul J. Rieger, Arts ’70 Ernest E. Fandreyer, Grad ’71 Robert L. Pfarr, Eng ’71 James M. Mrozek, Bus Ad ’72 Michael S. Santovec, Arts ’72 Leonard J. Karpinski, Arts ’73

Acuity Insurance in Sheboygan, Wis. He works on projects related to the company’s claims website system, and helps the accounting and marketing departments create programs and reports for claims data. Nicole M. Ergen, Eng ’12, is a systems analyst at Accenture in Chicago. Laura C. Horan, Comm ’12, is a marketing communications specialist at Hare Strigenz in Milwaukee. She writes content for public relations materials and drives the creative execution of social media initiatives for the company and its clients. Peter Lefaivre, Bus Ad ’12, is a financial analyst in the commercial real estate division of Wells Fargo & Co., a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance. He works in Milwaukee. Sean O’Reilly, Bus Ad ’12, joined the Peace Corps and is in Kyrgyzstan as a business adviser in a community economic development program.

Officially got into @MarquetteU law school! #chasingmydreams. ST U D E N T M EG P I R I CS O N T W I TT E R

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Alison Dempsey, Comm ’01, and Ryan Basye, Aug. 19, 2011 in Omaha. She is associate general counsel at the University of Nebraska. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Andrea Casey, Arts ’01; and Laura Waters, Comm ’01.


John Concannon, Sp ’68, and Christina Weppner, July 4, 2012, at Central Park in New York. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Barbara (Mooney) Koppe, Jour ’68; and Gregory J. Koppe, Arts ’68, Law ’73.

Jenna Merten, Comm ’02, Law ’05, and Nicholas Heiting, Dec. 1, 2012 at Grace Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls, Wis. She is an assistant city attorney for the city of West Allis, Wis., and he is a business teacher and softball and baseball coach for the Menomonee Falls School District. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Jenni Spies, Law ’06.

Bridget Moore, Bus Ad ’99, and Geoffrey Michlik, Nov. 24, 2012 at Christ the King in Las Vegas. The couple resides in Las Vegas, where she is director of advancement at Bishop Gorman High School. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Janet Mackay, Arts ’68; Don Mackay Arts ’66; Brian Liedlich, Bus Ad ’83; Kim Gray Yee, Arts ’99; and Katie Watter Prindl, Comm ’00.

Diana (Mathis) Fernandes, Comm ’03, and Jude Fernandes, Bus Ad ’04, Grad ’05, June 16, 2012 in Strongsville, Ohio. The couple lives in Chicago. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Ryan Antkowiak, Bus Ad ’04; Shane Duffy, Bus Ad ’04; Jeremy Mathis, Comm ’00; Andrew Welhouse, Arts ’04; Joe Villmow, Bus Ad ’05; Kelly (Baumler) McDonald, Comm ’03; Kelly

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(Milnik) Vance, Arts ’03, Grad ’09; and Sarah (Welsh) Mathis, Arts ’99, Grad ’01. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Emily (Wacker) Schultz, Comm ’04; Steve Schultz, Comm ’98, Grad ’07; Erin (Schulte) Edlhuber, Comm ’03; Annie Nguyen, Comm ’05; Mike Antkowiak, Bus Ad ’08; and Kathy Halligan, Nurs ’82. Jeffrey R. Noe, Bus Ad ’03, Grad ’07, and Jacqueline K. Limberg, Ph.D., H Sci ’05, Feb. 12, 2012 in Cambridge, Wis. The couple lives in Rochester, Minn. Michael Wilser, Eng ’03, and Rachel Elsener, Nov. 10, 2012 at St. Cecilia’s Church in Cincinnati. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

George Cook, Eng ’03; Nicholas Wojnar, Eng ’04; Jered Diebold, Eng ’04; Matthew Burrows, Arts ’03; Marcus Miller, Jr., Arts ’06; and Scott McDonald, Comm ’07. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Otto Heck, Arts ’04; Nicole Hudson, Arts ’07; Marie Kumbier, Comm ’05; Norman Kirchner, Jr., Eng ’03; Jason Upp, Eng ’02; Michael Timberlake, Comm ’09; Bernard Edwards, Jr., Bus Ad ’05; Claire (Shields) McDonald, Arts ’07; Kendra (Wilkins) Smith, Comm ’03; Michael Tokarchick, Arts ’08; Gerald Bagnowski, Jr., H Sci ’04; Matthew Kennedy, H Sci ’04; Tanya (Onushko) Wojnar, Eng ’05; and John Kramer, Bus Ad ’04. Bridget Gavin, Comm ’05, and Scott Davis, Arts ’01, July 16, 2011 in Chicago. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Colleen (Gavin) Crotty, Comm ’00; Kevin Crotty, Bus Ad ’01; Colin Plunkett, Bus Ad ’05; Sarah (Dorrington) Holland, H Sci ’05,

PT ’08; Jennifer Krema, H Sci ’05, PT ’08; Ryan Davis, Eng ’01;

Danielle (Kain) Davis, H Sci ’01; and Michael Geraghty, Arts ’01. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Kristi (Thomas) Van Ham, H Sci ’05, PT ’07; Caley (Byrne) Doran, Arts ’05; Ryan Cerniglia, Eng ’04; Kerry Hughes, H Sci ’04, PT ’07; Lauren (Jascula) Foley, Comm ’03; Anne (Sullivan) Bulfin, Grad ’05; John Bulfin, Comm ’05; Alan Krema, Arts ’76, Grad ’82; M. Rhett Holland, Law ’11; Kevin Marsh, Arts ’03; Julia (O’Connor) Wright, Arts ’05; Erik Wright, Arts ’06; Nora Plunkett, Arts ’00; Kara Plunkett, Arts ’02; Matthew Martin, Bus Ad ’06; Anne Abramovich, Arts ’07; Karen Dumas, PT ’07; Colleen (Nelson) Van Egeren, Arts ’05; and Bridget LeClair, Arts ’05. Mike Granito, Bus Ad ’05, and Darice Kopcak, Aug. 18, 2012 at St. Clare’s Church in Lyndhurst, Ohio. The couple lives in Willoughby, Ohio, where he is a marketing coordinator for the Cardinal Community Credit Union. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Daniel Schug, Eng ’05. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Mallory Schug, PT ’05; Colleen Clexton, Comm ’05; Erin Lye, Comm ’05; Ryan Welch, Bus Ad ’05; and James Sullivan, Bus Ad ’05. Kathleen McDaniel, Arts ’05, and Phillip Hoff, June 2, 2012 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Hartland, Wis. The couple lives in Manitowoc, Wis., where she is the assistant city attorney and he is a self-employed attorney and county supervisor. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Laura (Haske) McDaniel, Dent Hy ’75; Jacqueline Lorenz

Adam Vail, Arts ’06, and Colleen (Hallahan) Vail, Comm ’06, Sept. 29, 2012 at Annunciata Church in Chicago. The reception was held at the South Shore Cultural Center. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Lauren Baczewski, Bus Ad ’06; Maura (Hyland) Lawlor, Bus Ad ’06; Katy (Kearney) Jones, Bus Ad ’06; Krista Zaharias, Arts ’06; Shannon Gilroy, Comm ’06; Tommy Knightly, H Sci ’07; Ian O'Malley, Bus Ad ’06; and Conor Price, Bus Ad ’07. Ali M. Dawe, Comm ’07, and Erik Byro, Sept. 8, 2012 at Pleasant Home in Oak Park, Ill. The couple lives in Baltimore.

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Sehloff, Arts ’03, Law ’06; Ryan P. Georges, Bus Ad ’03, Grad ’04; Jacqueline Blackburn, Grad ’07; and Steve Olson, Law ’93.


Matt T. Martin, Bus Ad ’06; Karen (Schmieden) Dawe, Nurs ’78; Eric M. Lindstrom, Comm ’05; Anne M. Abramovich, Comm ’07; Jason M. Curtis, Arts ’07; Maureen C. Athern, Nurs ’07; Pamela (Hutmacher) Curtis, Comm ’07; Amanda (Moulds) Ledger, Arts ’08; Andrew J. Ledger, Eng ’09; and Laura C. Baruch, Bus Ad ’07. Jillian Dieter, Comm ’07, and Hosain Manesh, July 14, 2012, in Arlington Heights, Ill.

Aw all these tours going on @MarquetteU,

I remember mine, loved the campus.

Kind of sad I only have 1 more year. ST U D E N T B R E A N A G L I S C H O N T W I TT E R

Maid of honor Jennifer Frank, Arts ’07; and Julie Krupa, Bus Ad ’07.

Chuck Showalter, Bus Ad ’07, and Beth (Tau) Showalter, Nurs ’08, May 26, 2012 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee.



Elyse Charles, Comm ’08; Zenita Laws, Arts ’08; Kendal Davis, Arts ’07; Jimmy McGuire, H Sci ’07; Lauren Paul, Bus Ad ’11; and Greg Dieter, Eng ’97.

Emily Tau, Comm ’10; Gina Matranga, Ed ’08; Claire Dunlap, Eng ’09; Michael Zahner, Eng ’07; Karl Poehls, Bus Ad ’07; and Phil Wodarczyk, Eng ’07.


Wendy Cipolaro, Grad ’08, and Sean Haile, July 14, 2012 in Portland, Ore. She is a volunteer program supervisor for a hospice organization. David Dunnigan, Bus Ad ’08, and Kathleen Murray, Comm ’08, May 26, 2012 at Saints Faith Hope and Charity in Winnetka, Ill. The couple lives in Chicago.

SHARE THE MOMENT Wisconsin Delta sorority friends celebrate wedding bell bliss of Erica Briola, Arts ’11. Erica and Patrick Briola, Arts ’11, married May 27, 2012 at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, N.C. See a Flickr gallery of newlyweds at marquette. edu/magazine, and consider sharing a wedding moment with Marquette Magazine. AJ Dunlap Photography. Please obtain permission before sending professional photos.

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Nathan C. Gilling, Nurs ’08, and Brittni L. Savarino, Nurs ’08, Sept. 8, 2012 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. Rev. Walter J. Stohrer, S.J., married the couple. The reception was held in Lake Geneva, Wis.

Lt. j.g. Michael D. Orr, H Sci ’08, Grad ’11, and Kathleen F. Bennett, Arts ’10, July 21, 2012 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. The couple lives in Camp Pendleton, Calif., where he is a lab officer at the Naval Hospital.



Andrew L. Herro, Comm ’03; Julia (Gilling) Herro, Comm ’03; Justin J. Gilling, H Sci ’05, Dent ’09; Tricia A. Gilling, Nurs ’06; Kristin A. Gienko, Nurs ’08; Chelsea P. Lange, Nurs ’08; Erik S. Gilling, H Sci ’11; and Aaron G. Gilling, Prof St ’13.

Kaley M. Mullin, Arts ’10; Kassie R. Gomez, H Sci ’10, PT ’12; Liz R. Scott, H Sci ’10, PT ’12; Matthew R. Lembach, Eng ’09; Mike T. Moothart, Eng ’09; John L. Monco, Bus ’08; and Adam M. Michaels, Eng ’08, Grad ’11.


Nancy (Monroe) Wolff, Arts ’54; Dr. Christopher P. Gilling, Dent ’80; Therese (Wolff) Gilling, Sp ’79, Grad ’80; Dr. Richard E. Jensen, Dent ’80; Mary (Wolff) Jensen, Arts ’75; Catherine (Gilling) Shantz, Nurs ’83; Bob J. Wolff, Arts ’88; Dave F. Wolff, Arts ’86; Tom J. McCullough, Arts ’83, Grad ’85; Ginny (Wolff) McCullough, Nurs ’86; Danielle M. Musso, Arts ’09, Dent ’12; Jennifer E. Tripoli, H Sci ’08; Lindsey (Bergren) Francis, Bus Ad ’08; Giovanna Antonelli, Arts ’08; Lindsey E. Johnson, Nurs ’08; Jessica J. Ford, Nurs ’08; and Meaghan Krajewski, Nurs ’08.

Neal Styka, Eng ’08, and Alicia (Crowe) Styka, Nurs ’10, Oct. 27, 2012 at Badger Farms in Deerfield, Wis. The couple volunteers at Casa Maria Catholic Worker House in Milwaukee. They are starting a permaculture-based farm in Watertown, Wis. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Gina Meyer, Nurs ’10; Carlo Giombi, Arts ’10; Patrick Barron, Arts ’11; and Laura Gerrity, H Sci ’10, Grad ’11. Hannah (Carrigg) Wilson, Arts ’08, and Christopher Wilson, Aug. 18, 2012 at Church of the Holy Angels in Dayton, Ohio.

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Jacqueline Richie, Bus Ad ’08. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Ashley Gaughan, H Sci, ’08, PT ’10; Andy Salomone, Arts ’08; Alec Hass, Arts ’08; Anthony Trail, Bus Ad ’08; Andrew Keating, Arts ’08; Andrew Metz, Comm ’08;  Clare Beer, Arts ’08; Joe Kirschbaum, Comm ’08; and Julia (Genereux) Van Liew, Arts ’08. Robert Irvine, Arts ’09, Grad ’12, and Amanda (Stageman) Irvine, Arts ’09, Grad ’11, Oct. 5, 2012 at St. Margaret Mary Church in Omaha. The reception was held at the Paxton Ballroom, and many alumni attended. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Jeremy Kintner, Arts ’09; Jessie Lautmann, H Sci ’09; Phil Lenaghan, Arts ’09; Tim Lenaghan, Arts ’09; and Mike Williams, Arts ’09. Katy Klinnert, Comm ’09, and John Ellison, Aug. 11, 2012 at Frame Park in Waukesha, Wis. The reception was held at the Milwaukee County Historical Society.



Roadrunner – meep meep While most of the world slept, then worked, then slept again, Thomas Budde, Arts ’95, ran — nonstop — for charity on World Run Day in November.

The 24-hour international marathon celebrated running and asked participants to use

the event to raise funds for charity. Budde strapped on his North Face shoes and pulled on a black “GIVE” T-shirt to underscore his midnight-to-midnight mission.

Though the run may have been a one-night charitable celebration for some runners,

it was one more way that Budde shared his message about generosity. He founded the Give Shirt movement, which is committed to building a consciousness of giving.

So far, the Give Shirt movement — T-shirts and other apparel distributed for charity — 

has inspired donations to more than 50 charities. Get information about the next 24-hour worldwide marathon scheduled this August on the Give Shirt Facebook page.

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Holly Peterson, Bus Ad ’10; and Abraham Matthew, Arts ’09. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Kamil Karmali, Eng ’07; Kelly (Baumler) McDonald, Comm ’03; Brent Downs, Bus Ad ’09; Joseph Greco, Grad ’05; Johanna (Larson) Meli, Comm ’10; Nick Meli, Arts ’10; Jacob Jasperson, Bus Ad ’09, Grad ’12; Tina Crivello, H Sci ’10, Grad ’11; and Sarah Hoffman, Eng ’07. Andrea (Davis) Miskewicz, Arts ’09, and Kevin Miskewicz, June 16, 2012 at Holy Family Parish in Inverness, Ill. The couple lives in Atlanta.


Rebecca Volk, Bus Ad ’09; and Erica Bail, Comm ’09. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

The late Louis Ricchio, Jour ’72; Maureen Kearney, Bus Ad ’09; Jeanna (Frantz) Dankle, Bus Ad ’08, Grad ’09; Anna Bradbury, Comm ’09; Michael Kinsella, Bus Ad ’09; Jaime (VandeHey) Hansen, Bus Ad ’09; Douglas Hansen, Arts ’08; Natalie Shane, Arts ’09; William Waychunas, Arts ’09; and Brittany Roskom, Comm ’09. Colleen (Schmidt) Nowak, H Sci ’09, PT ’11, and Peter Nowak, June 16, 2012 at Resurrection Parish in Green Bay, Wis. He is

a pharmacist for Walgreens, and she is a physical therapist for Rehabcare and Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. They were joined by more than 30 alumni, including her parents, Dr. Frederic Schmidt, Arts ’79, and Beth (McTigue) Schmidt, Dent ’70, and bridesmaid Meghan Van Hoegarden, Arts ’09. Christine Kehl, Ed ’10, and Lucas Trainor, Arts ’10, June 23, 2012 at Old St. Mary’s Church in Milwaukee. The reception was held at the historic Grain Exchange.

Buehrer, Comm ’10; Leah Alberson, H Sci ’10, PT ’12; Pat Truskowski, Arts ’10; Tom Drea, Arts ’10; and Tom McGlennen, Arts ’10. Many alumni attended, including the bride’s grandfather, John Howard Kehl, Eng ’45. Andrew Schaeffler, Eng ’12, and Cyndi Chapman, Sept. 22, 2012 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee.


Amber Hardy, Nurs ’10; Alise

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Tim D. Kresse, Bus Ad ’96, and Jill Kresse: daughter Bernadette Louise. Michael Cotter, Law ’98, and Julie Cotter: son Thomas Daniel, June 25, 2012. He weighed 9 pounds, 14.5 ounces.


Paul C. DeLeo, Eng ’88, and Amanda Richardson DeLeo: son Louis Christopher, May 26, 2011. The family lives in Baltimore.

Jason E. Smith, Eng ’99, and Cindy Smith: daughter Audra Bea, May 23, 2012. She is the couple’s first child and weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. He is a senior engineer at Abbott Laboratories, and the family lives in Libertyville, Ill.

Pat Harris, Arts ’88, and Laura Harris: son Andrew William, May 27, 2012. He joins siblings Daniel, 6, Ellie, 3, and Joe, 2.

Sara Murray Hegerty, Arts ’00, Grad ’10, and Scott Hegerty: son John Murray, Sept. 6, 2012. He joins sister Eleanor. The family lives in Chicago.

Katherine (Hass) Boehm, Comm ’95, Grad ’97, and Mike Boehm: daughter Hannah Francis, Nov. 26, 2012. She joins twin sisters Ella and Grace, 5, and brother Luke, 3.

Michelle (Dulski) Parada, Arts ’01, and Francisco Parada Guzman: son Nicolás Warren, Aug. 13, 2012. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces.

John B. Bogdan, Eng ’95, and Christie Bogdan: son Casey John, Dec. 2, 2012. He weighed 6 pounds and was 19 3/4 inches long. He joins brother Rylan. Teresa A. Joerger, Comm ’95, Grad ’96, and Joseph Davis: daughters Oliva Mai and Delaney Maureen, April 26, 2012.

Camille (Bracamonte) Schmitt, Arts ’01, and Colin Schmitt: son Alden Zane, Nov. 5, 2012. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. He joins twin brother and sister Hayden and Makenna, 7, and brother Declan, 2. The family lives in Southern California.

Tim McMahon, Law ’02, and Renee McMahon: son Cian Joseph, May 15, 2012. He weighed 8 pounds. The family lives in Dubuque, Iowa.

Courtney Murray, H Sci ’04, and Michael Murray: son Chase Michael, Sept. 10, 2012. He joins brother Cameron.

Chad Rueth, Arts ’02, and Bridget Rueth, Arts ’02: daughter Birdie Rose, Nov. 19, 2012. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Kelly (Danko) Sadauckas, H Sci ’04, and James Sadauckas, Eng ’03: son Casimir, July 24, 2012. Matt Paradise, Eng ’05, Grad ’08, and Michelle (Marx) Ristau, H Sci ’06, are the proud godparents.

Erin (Stubbendick) Apollo, Arts ’03, and Antoni Apollo, Arts ’02, Law ’05: daughter Camille Elizabeth, April 5, 2012. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and joins sister Elise.

Steve Laabs, Bus Ad ’05, Law ’08, and Lisa (Rodriguez) Laabs, Comm ’05: daughter Sarah Marie, Dec. 17, 2012. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Dr. Shannon (Gilmore) Berry, Grad ’04, and Stuart Berry: son Edison Henry, Dec. 2, 2011. He was born at home and weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. He joins brothers Darwyn, 5, and Newton, 4.

Randall H. Green, Law ’06, and Theresa Green: daughter Adelyn Mae, April 15, 2012.

Carolyn (Klopp) Darby, Bus Ad ’04, and Matthew Darby, Arts ’04: son Cole Robert, June 25, 2012. He joins brother Finn, 2. The family lives in Leawood, Kan. Michelle (Wade) Kelly, Dent ’04, and Michael Kelly: daughter Mackenna Joann, June 11, 2012. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. She joins sister Madailein.

Christopher Greig, Bus Ad ’06, and Kristen (Hanson) Greig, Nurs ’06: son Elijah Christopher, Oct. 7, 2012. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces. The family lives in Waukesha, Wis. Katie (Michalkiewicz) Wagner, Comm ’06, and Michael Wagner: son Charles (Charlie) Michael, Oct. 12, 2012. He weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces. The family lives in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

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letters to the editor The archives photo in the winter 2013 issue reminded me

of my days in the Avalanche Club in the 1950s. Father Hochhaus

was a real character ... fun to ski and work with. How lucky I was to have been part of a group that helped create Maryhill and fulfill Father “Hocha’s” dream of having a ski hill for Marquette. NORA CLARK KOHLBECK, ARTS ’51

Freedom Project kudos

Skiers remember The archives photo in the winter 2013 issue reminded me of my days in the Avalanche Club in the 1950s. Father Hochhaus was a real character ... fun to ski and work with. Since then I have had a lifetime of great skiing experiences! CAROL (RICHARDSON) GLANVILLE, JOUR ’56

I was fortunate to be a student when Father Hochhaus’ vision of a ski hill became a reality. In the picture of the square dances, I am the girl on the left front. As ski club members, some of us were able to work many days preparing Maryhill for ski runs, setting up a rope tow, building the chalet, serving at the snack bar, and then patroling and grooming the ski hill. Of course, our goal was to ski. We were wonderfully blessed as we spent countless days skiing and forming lifelong friends.

As someone who’s taught for nearly three decades at a college literally surrounded by the nation’s most famous Civil War battlefield, I was delighted to see how thoughtfully my alma mater is honoring the Sesquicentennial with the Freedom Project. Well done, indeed! KERRY WALTERS, GRAD ’80 William Bittinger Professor of Philosophy; Peace & Justice Studies Gettysburg College

Widen spectrum of ideas I enjoy the new Marquette Magazine and its interesting features. This is not a criticism, but a suggestion. Many of the stories appear to include, conscientiously often, themes highlighting some aspect of race-class-gender-multicultural or diversity themes. Perhaps it would be worthwhile, just as often, to highlight stories on a wide spectrum of diversity of ideas in addition to the former sort of diversity, which often is accompanied by a uniformity of political thought. Have


there been stories, for example, contrasting traditional and progressive viewpoints of the morality of GLBT issues? How about coverage of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and its across-the-political-spectrum work. They’ve had cases specifically involving Marquette, which might spark genuine debate. Thank you for the wonderful campus news you do provide. It’s appreciated.

Marquette basketball. It was a perfect match for me to be able to follow Trent at Marquette, as he was my favorite at ASU. Now let’s all pray for his mother’s recovery from this horrible disease. Keep up the hard work, (Trent). We are very proud of your success.


The musical Urinetown was written directly for the stage. It was not based on a book. The book of the musical was written by Greg Kotis (leading perhaps to the confusion). There are very few original musicals (as opposed to adaptations) and still fewer successful ones, so I think it’s important that Urinetown be accurately described.

Andrie was a Warrior George Andrie was an AllPro defensive lineman with the Dallas Cowboys. But he played on both sides of the ball on the 1959 – 60 Marquette football teams. He caught several touchdown passes, including a 19-yarder from Joe Schulte, which is the last touchdown in our football history. And, during my four years in school, 1957– 61, athletic teams were known as Warriors, not Golden Avalanche. Fine job with the magazine. JIM FOLEY, JOUR ’61

Pray for Trent’s mom As a graduate of Marquette, I was saddened to hear about Trent Lockett’s mother’s condition. I recently lost a daughter to cancer. I reside in Phoenix and am a loyal fan of ASU basketball, as well as


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Once again the renewal of spring is at our door. Each Easter season reminds us that the once seemingly dead world of brown grasses and bare trees is alive, budding and poised to burst in brilliant greens and vibrant colors. It is the earth’s resurrection story.

Imagine standing in a gentle April rain, stopping to breathe in the familiar

scent that it brings. The earthiness and freshness are captivating and herald the coming of more sun and warmth, as well as a greater clarity after a murky,

Tilling the soil

cloudy winter.

St. Ignatius found immersing himself in God’s creation opened him to an

attentiveness that deepened his prayer and heightened his ability to think and discern more clearly. An excerpt from an autobiography of the founder of the Society of Jesus titled A Pilgrim’s Testament: The Memoirs of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, transcribed by Luis Gonçalves da Camara and translated by Parmananda R. Divarkar, helps us imagine Ignatius standing beside the River Cardoner, watching the water flow: “… the eyes of his understanding began to be opened; not that

The unity of

creation and

humankind in the sight of God remains as important

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for Ignatius.

he saw any vision, but he understood and learned many things, both spiritual matters and matters of faith, and of scholarship and this with so great an enlightenment that everything seemed new to him.”

No wonder Ignatius reminds us in the First Principle and Foundation of the

Spiritual Exercises of the basic religious belief that God is responsible for all creation. In translating the Spiritual Exercises, Rev. David Fleming, S.J., helps us understand Ignatius’ thoughts: “All the things in this world are also created because of God’s love and they become a context of gifts, presented to us so that we can know God more easily and make a return of love more readily. As a result, we show reverence for all the gifts of creation and collaborate with God in using them so that by being good stewards we develop as loving persons in our care of God’s world and its development. But if we abuse any of these gifts of creation or, on the contrary, take them as the center of our lives, we break our relationship with God and hinder our growth as loving persons.”

Internationally, since the 1990s the Jesuits have advanced a renewed interest

in studying and encouraging ecological solidarity. In 2010, the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat of the Society of Jesus issued the document “Healing a Broken World” to encourage study, prayer and conversation about “the future of our planet” and the need to “preserve the environment, and thus, to protect creation and the poorest populations, who are the most threatened by the consequences of environmental degradation.”

The unity of creation and humankind in the sight of God remains as important

today as it was for Ignatius and perhaps holds a stronger moral imperative now for our attention and our own deep reflection into how our faith urges us to value and preserve all of God’s creation. Spring invites us to stop, pay attention, breathe in fresh air and give thanks for the blessings of that created world. Giving thanks can lead us to deeper prayer and reflection on what each of us can do to preserve the world and its gifts for generations to come. 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.

from the archives

Marquette sprinter and alumnus Ralph Metcalfe competed in the 1932 and 1936 Olympics and went on to serve in the U.S. Congress.

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