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Students gather in the Brew Bayou and provide a Marquette welcome to President-elect Dr. Michael Lovell.

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Documentary opens eyes to the unimaginable world and unbending spirit of Patrick Stein.

Danny Pudi’s Untucked premieres at the Sundance Film Festival and revives memories of a rebel team that dressed to impress.


16 Play ball It isn’t all fun and games, but working in Major League Baseball isn’t a bad way to make a living.

22 Moving pictures Colleen Shaw, Comm ’11, uses her camera to do what no doctors or medical miracles have been able to do — let Patrick Stein tell us about living with locked-in syndrome. C H EC K MULTIME DIA ADDITION S

16 It takes a village to field the teams in Major League Baseball.

Get more at locked-in


27 2014 Alumni National Awards It’s hard to believe anyone in this group ever went to class in pajamas or considered ramen noodles a feast. Read about this year’s accomplished honorees.

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Online extras this issue Others may have chosen to make a silent movie, but Colleen Shaw, Comm ’11, films a documentary that speaks to us.

on the Web Craving more Marquette news? The Marquette Magazine website is updated with fresh content every week. Recent stories found only there include a runner’s response to the polar vortex, a law professor’s five tips to forgiveness and an update on Bob the Barber, who, by his count, has given 367,000 haircuts in 50 years on campus.


we are marquette 6 on campus

> Marquette names its first lay

president-elect, Dr. Michael Lovell

> New residence for Marquette Jesuits

> Champions for change

> Years of Mission Weeks

> Campus replay — the Beatles

> Temper toolbox

11 Behavior Clinic teaches the building blocks of coping skills for kids and families.

12 academic matters

> Campus Q&A on women in space

13 being the difference

Plus, you can comment on stories, sign up for RSS feeds and search for old friends. It’s part of our effort to keep you up on everything Marquette.

> Higher calling at the MACC Fund

14 arts + culture

> Jersey boys

in every issue 3 Greetings From Father Robert Wild, S.J.

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Class Notes > John Renaud, Arts ’80 PAGE 39 > Carmen (Lopez) Conklin, Sp ’87 > Cory Harris, Arts ’11 PAGE 45 > Weddings PAGE 46 > In Memoriam PAGE 48 > Births PAGE 49


51 Letters to the Editor Readers weigh in with their views 52 Tilling the soil Exploring faith together




When Marquette opened in 1881, the building housing this school’s first classrooms, library and laboratories also included living space for three Jesuit priests, plus several scholastics and lay brothers. Since then, members of the Society of Jesus have never been far from center of the life of Marquette — or the


center of campus.

Questions about where Marquette’s Jesuits would next find

themselves, though, first emerged several years ago. It became clear that our Jesuit community’s home for the last 40 years —  the former hotel at 14th Street and Wisconsin Avenue known affectionately across campus as the “Jes Res” — was plagued with maintenance problems and aging mechanical systems that would be impractical to replace. And in this time of belt tightening and students straining to afford college, the cost of a new residence could not just be absorbed into university budgets.

So with exciting plans in hand for a new Jesuit residence — 

again at the heart of campus, about a half-block from the current facility — I joined our University Advancement team early this year in reaching out to benefactors about this cause. Hoping this

The new Jesuit residence will support the spiritual and physical needs of my Jesuit brethren while helping to engage the university community in new ways.

would not be one of those fundraising efforts that is slow to catch fire, I was delighted to experience a totally opposite kind of response. It’s rare that a single early gift gets us halfway to our goal, but that’s what happened with a $10 million contribution in January from an anonymous donor that included $7.5 million for this project and $2.5 million for another critical Marquette priority: need-based and current-use scholarships. By mid-March, we were announcing a $5 million gift from Ray and Kay Eckstein through their charitable trust and working to secure other gifts that put us within reach of the $15 million needed for the project.

Friends of the university have clearly been moved by this

opportunity. They understand the Catholic, Jesuit traditions at the core of Marquette’s curriculum and mission. And they know our university community is profoundly richer for having members of the Society of Jesus dwelling here and serving as

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teachers, mentors, moral guides and examples of lives dedicated to serving others.

A brief story on page 8 of this issue describes how the new

residence will support the spiritual and physical needs of my Jesuit brethren while helping to engage the university community in new ways. The project’s scope also extends well beyond the residence. Ultimately, it will remake the area east of the Alumni Memorial Union by adding new green space and a continuation of our campus’ main north-south pedestrian axis.

Broad in its benefits, this is also a project I can’t help but

view in personal terms. For the past 17 years, the current Jesuit residence has been my home. This community of Jesuits is my community. We live, pray and serve God together, most often by helping students grow academically, personally and spiritually.

Although we hardly agree on all matters, my 43 fellow

community members and I share powerful bonds resulting from our Jesuit formation. And we have grown more vital as a community since the mid-1980s, when, in partnership with

We live, pray and serve God together, most often by helping students grow academically, personally and spiritually.

the university, we first began to host young Jesuits from Africa and Asia for their doctoral studies. In sharing our home with these young, very talented Jesuit priests, we had to get serious about our hospitality and our willingness to welcome and support these men personally and spiritually.

Last year Pope Francis revealed that a desire for community

drew him to the Jesuits originally and guided him again when he decided to continue residing in a bustling Vatican guesthouse after assuming the papacy. “The papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace,” he explained, “is old, tastefully decorated and large, but not luxurious. But in the end it is like an inverted funnel … the entrance is really tight. People can come only in dribs and drabs, and I cannot live without people. I need to live my life with others.”

That is how we live as Jesuits — “in community” and focused

on faith, mission and service. And thanks to the deeply inspiring generosity of this university community and its generous benefactors, it is how we will go on living at Marquette for generations to come.



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we are marquette B I G I D E A S Whether it’s keeping women astronauts safe, finding cures for childhood

cancer or designing a basketball jersey with colored pencils in a dorm room, ideas and vivid imaginings continue to come from champions of change here at Marquette. Then, of course, we have the actual Champions for Change campaign. Turn the pages now to catch up.

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Historic choice Get acquainted with Marquette’s next president Dr. Michael R. Lovell was unanimously elected the

24th president of Marquette University by the Board of Trustees. He will be the university’s first lay president

when he takes office on Aug. 1, 2014, succeeding Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J. Lovell was introduced to the university community at a March 26 news conference during which alumnus John Ferraro, Bus Ad ’77, chair of the committee that conducted the nationwide search for the next president, referenced sage advice made long ago by his mother. She told him that sometimes the best thing is found right in front of you. That was an apropos observation with the selection of Lovell, who became chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, a cross-town peer, in 2011. For Lovell, the decision to join Marquette came after deep discernment. He said he has learned to be open to God because He will take you to remarkable places. “As a devout Catholic, my faith has always served as the cornerstone of my life,” he said. “Having the ability to openly share my faith in my professional career is something that I have always wanted to do. I am truly humbled

and excited to become part of the Marquette family at this historic moment. Working with the Jesuit community, faculty, staff, students and alumni, I believe that through its mission to serve others, Marquette can not only make a transformational impact on Milwaukee, but across the globe.” When introducing Lovell to the students, faculty, alumni and friends crowded shoulder to shoulder at the news conference, euphoria with the choice was obvious and best expressed by Board Chair Charles “Chuck” Swoboda, Eng ’89. “This is a historic moment in Marquette’s 133-year tradition as we appoint the first lay president of this great university,” Swoboda said. “Dr. Lovell brings the experience and vision to effectively lead Marquette amidst the challenging dynamics of higher education today. He clearly values the transformative experience

PERSONAL INFORMATION > Dr. Michael R. Lovell Age: 47 Family: Wife, Amy, and four children Hometown:


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faith has always served as the cornerstone of my life.” of a Marquette education, and, as our president, he will have the ability to lead and live out his Catholic faith as a servant leader.” Rev. Thomas Lawler, S.J., provincial superior of the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus and member of the Marquette Board of Trustees, said, “We have found in Dr. Lovell a committed Catholic who will embody the rich mission of the Jesuits and lead one of our premier universities.” Lovell holds three degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, including a doctorate. He has published more than 100 articles in leading engineering journals, has written a dozen book chapters and recently co-authored a book, Tribology for Scientists and Engineers. He has been lead or co-lead investigator for nearly $30 million in externally funded research grants from foundations, businesses and government agencies, including the National Science Foundation, and

the U.S. departments of Energy, Defense and Education. His research has led to several technological breakthroughs, and he holds seven patents and 14 provisional patents. In March, Lovell was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors. Lovell’s election was the culmination of an intensive six-month process during which the search committee identified more than 1,200 lay prospects and Jesuit candidates for Marquette’s 24th president. “Through a mutual process of discernment and reflection, we ultimately identified the best person to serve as Marquette’s next leader,” Swoboda said. An inauguration ceremony will be held in the fall. m JMM V I S I T

for more information about Lovell’s research and scholarship.

“Father Wild didn’t try to talk me into [the job]. He said, ‘Stand before God, and consider what path would give you the most fulfillment in your life.’”

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“As a devout Catholic, my

Q+A How will the university afford his salary? The university has always paid the president a competitive salary, in line with other top Catholic, Jesuit universities. In the past, the salary has been paid to Marquette’s Jesuit community. Although the salary will now be paid directly to the president, the university’s overall salary pool will not be affected. Marquette will continue to support its Jesuit community, as evidenced by the recent $15 million fundraising campaign led by Father Wild to create a new on-campus Jesuit residence. Who will preside at Baccalaureate Mass and campuswide liturgies? The Jesuit community presides over the majority of liturgies and Masses on campus, and that will not change. The president will have a role at all major campus events, including liturgies. Is the university moving away from its Catholic, Jesuit roots? No, Marquette remains committed to its Catholic, Jesuit mission and to delivering a transformational education. The election of the first lay president is a historic moment and a sign of the changing times in Catholic higher education. The number of Jesuits in the United States has dropped by nearly 2,000 in the past 20 years. Lay people lead nine of the 28 U.S. Jesuit universities and more than 70 percent of Catholic universities in the country.

Meadville, Penn. Education: University of Pittsburgh, mechanical engineering, Ph.D. 1994, M.S. 1991, B.S. 1989

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Champions for change Wait, listen, it’s crowds cheering for something that has nothing to do with 3-pointers at men’s basketball home games.


Marquette’s Champions for Change initiative by faculty and students attacks the root causes of some of the most entrenched global social issues by providing sustainable solutions. During

New residence planned for Marquette Jesuits For four decades, most Marquette Jesuits made their home in the familiar red brick “Jes Res” at 1404 W. Wisconsin Ave. The location reflects their centrality to the academic, moral and spiritual life of campus. But this building called “home” needs serious work. Thankfully, university benefactors stepped up with a plan to fund construction of a new Jesuit residence nearby, along West Wells Street between the Alumni Memorial Union and Schroeder Hall. That’s welcome news for the Jesuits, who have endured mounting maintenance issues — including burst pipes this winter — at the current residence that opened in 1916 as a hotel. A collaborative study begun in 2010 helped the Jesuit community envision a new home. Kubala Washatko Architects will design the residence to suit the order’s highly engaged yet reflective way of life. Upper floors will provide private living quarters and spaces for prayer and reflection. The ground floor will feature a chapel and spacious reception area. “Rather than being predominately brick on the first floor, it will have a considerable amount of glass and an open feel onto a garden area,” says Rev. Jeffrey LaBelle, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community on campus. The $15 million investment will also

renew the area east of the AMU that is now dominated by driveways and surface parking lots. After the new Jesuit residence is constructed and the existing residence cleared, a new 14th Street mall will give campus a signature north-south pedestrian axis to complement the east-west flow of Wisconsin Avenue, says Tom Ganey, vice president for planning. “What’s the best place for that axis? 14th Street and Wisconsin Avenue is really the geographic center of campus,” Ganey says. “The new mall will become a natural linkage between two of the highest-activity buildings on campus, the Alumni Memorial Union and Raynor Memorial Libraries.” m SF HOME SWEET HOME

• Jes Res is currently located at 1404 W. Wisconsin Ave.

the basketball season, this good news came to fans via stories broadcast on the BMO Harris Bradley Center Jumbotron. Fans just looked above to learn.

Champions for Change is the latest

addition to Marquette’s campuswide commitment to discover ways to affect change for a better world. The Jumbotron isn’t the only place to get the good news.

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for these stories: • Dr. McGee Young, associate professor of political science, developing an online portal where people track water use, learn how to conserve and make a difference in their communities. • Dr. Lars E. Olson, associate professor of biomedical engineering, directing the Human Powered Nebulizer Project to create a low cost, electricity-free

• Originally opened in 1916 as the Stratford Arms Hotel.

alternative to commercial nebulizers to

• Building became a campus home for many Marquette Jesuits in 1973.

• Dr. Andrew B. Williams, professor

• With a new building, a new tradition will begin. The ground-floor chapel will be open to the campus community for private worship.

Chair in Electrical and Computer

• Fun trivia: Students call the area directly east of the union “Schamu,” a combination of the names of the adjacent Schroeder Residence Hall and AMU.

fight obstructive pulmonary disease.

and John P. Raynor, S.J., Distinguished Engineering, inventing robotics and mobile intelligent technology to address childhood obesity. • Ryan Twaddle, biological sciences sophomore, creating Countries

Without Cavities focused on

preventative measures and treatments to provide dental health care to those who cannot afford it.


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Years and years of Mission Weeks For 13 years, during one week in February, the meaning of Marquette’s mission has taken center stage. One campus office’s welcome to new employees draws chuckles because the inheritance passed to the uninitiated has, it’s true, lost the luster of youth. It is a rather large wooden fish covered with dusty gills made from once-stunning but long-since colorful pages torn from the alumni magazine, recruitment viewbooks, and brochures promoting summer studies and scholarship days. The fish is an artifact of a long ago Mission Week, when the campus community explored the meaning of Christ’s message about loaves and fishes, and reflected on how whatever was done well and with love in offices and classrooms, during retreats and in extracurricular student life was an expression of faith. The chuckles don’t detract from the real message that the newcomer is now wrapped together with colleagues in Marquette’s work. For 13 years, during one week in February, the meaning of mission takes center stage. Speakers, panels, talk-back

sessions, readings, Masses, morning prayers, thinking and more thinking generate a deepened consciousness of ideas that are owed thought. In 2002, Martin Luther King, Jr., III, helped the university dive into discussion of social justice and leadership. His visit was the lead to a continuing caravan of contemplation. With Bishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu as Mission Week guest in 2003, the university studied the need for young leaders; with Arun Gandhi on campus in 2005, the topic was peace. In his Mission Week visit after the Rwandan genocide, Paul Rusesabagina reminded campus of what happens when human dignity and human rights are denied. This year’s Mission Week theme brought the university into contemplation of the completely human decision to forgive. The bar was set to a seemingly impossible high by Immaculée Ilibagizi, a woman who hid for 91 days with seven other women in a tiny, concealed bathroom that measured

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just 3 feet by 4 feet while family, friends and classmates died in the genocide that swarmed outside. In her memories of those 91 days, Ilibagizi wrote about the need to turn her own hatred into forgiveness for her own survival: “I realized that my battle to survive this war would have to be fought inside of me. Everything strong and good in me — my faith, hope and courage — was vulnerable to the dark energy. If I lost my faith, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to survive. I could rely only on God to help me fight.” More lessons about forgiveness were shared by other speakers and presentations, and all were uncommon: One session led participants in discussion of forgiveness within families, another led by Rev. James Voiss, S.J., engaged thinking in how changing perceptions

may lead to forgiving others. The Center for Peacemaking welcomed Sikh alumnus Pardeep Kaleka, Arts ’95, and former skinhead Arno Michaelis for discussion about how love and forgiveness defeat racism and bigotry. Mission Week 2014 examined forgiveness — what it means to be a forgiving person and what it means to be forgiven and what responsibilities and freedoms result when we practice the forgiving arts. m JMM


• The art and practice of forgiveness : 201 4 • The world is our home : 201 3 • Who is my neighbor? : 201 2 • Imagine God : 201 1 • Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette : 201 0 • iAct: Consequences of faith : 2009 • Faith doing justice : 2008

• Challenged to choose: The courage to act : 2007 • Human dignity, human rights: A call to service : 2 0 0 6 • Constructing peace : 2005 • Hope and freedom: A faith journey of struggle and solidarity : 2004 • Emerging leaders : 2003 • Loaves and fishes : 2002

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campus replay Marquette experienced a night of Beatlemania up close on Sept. 4, 1964, when the Fab Four spent the night at the Coach House Motor Inn, now Mashuda Residence Hall.

A ticket to ride The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on Feb. 9, 1964. Dr. Phillip Naylor remembers lugging his Webcor reel-to-reel tape recorder DRIVE MY


into the living room of his family’s home in Evanston, Ill., and placing the microphone in front of the television. “The Beatles captured the imagination of a country at an important time in our history, and I knew it would be special,” says the history professor who launched Marquette’s popular History of Rock ’n’ Roll course in 1998. Fifty years after singing All My Loving and I Want to Hold Your Hand to 73 million people who tuned into the variety show, the Beatles’ appearance remains a seminal moment in music, television and pop culture history. Hearing Sullivan’s introduction: “The Beatles! Let’s bring them on” is one of Dr. James South’s childhood memories. Like nearly everyone else, the associate dean for faculty in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences got caught up in Beatlemania. He wore a Ringo wig, carried around drumsticks and collected Beatles trading cards. “Once you let the genie out of the bottle, there was no putting it back in,” says South, who wrote an essay for the book The Beatles and Philosophy: Nothing You Can Think That Can’t be Thunk. “For me, the pure joy in their music made me feel good and expanded my ways of thinking about the world.” The group’s appeal spanned generations, a credit to the band’s ability to evolve. Their songs about young love gave way to more philosophical lyrics on albums such as Rubber Soul and Revolver. Before altering the music landscape and triggering a cultural revolution, their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was tonic to a nation in need. Just 11 weeks earlier, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. “The country was still in shock over the assassination,” Naylor says. “You have these guys coming in, and they are fresh and funny and they’re all good musicians, and they The Beatles spent the night on the seventh floor of the Coach House Motor Inn, which is now Mashuda Hall, a home for freshmen and sophomores on campus.


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produce some wonderful music that makes you feel good. They provided therapy for the country.” South agrees. “The elements fused together to make this an iconic moment. It was magnetic,” he says. “It gave Americans new hope and reintroduced a relationship between Americans and England that had disappeared.” The rise of the Beatles, South adds, occurred within the context of an emerging post-WWII context in which there was suddenly a youth market the band could tap. “For 200 years, who the hell wanted to be like England?” asks Bruce Cole, curator of the Jean Cujé Milwaukee Music Collection at Raynor Memorial Libraries and instructor of an honors seminar on the British invasion. “All of a sudden, England was where it was at.” Everyone wanted to be like the Beatles, including Cole, a drummer. Cole joined a

› Name that tune When asked, Dr. James South didn’t pause a minute before naming his favorite Beatles song, Drive My Car. “It’s hard to explain why,” he says, “but there’s a joy, energy and musicality to the song that always makes me happy when I hear it. The final line, ‘But I found a driver and that’s a start’ always struck me as optimistic and emblematic of the sense of life as a journey and the need to share that journey with someone else.”

Drive My Car Asked a girl what she wanted to be, She said, baby can’t you see? I wanna be famous, a star of the screen, But you can do something in between. Baby, you can drive my car. Yes, I’m gonna be a star. Baby, you can drive my car and maybe I’ll love you. I told that girl I could start right away, And she said, listen, babe, I’ve got something to say. Got no car, and it’s breaking my heart, But I’ve found a driver and that’s a start.

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movement of garage rock bands and counts Beatles cover band the Ricochettes among more than 100 bands he played with during the past four decades. “We wanted to talk like them,” says Cole. “We actually talked with British accents, and children would come up and ask for autographs. It was amazing.” Other musical moments have had a cultural impact, but Cole says nothing compares to that wintery night in 1964 when the Beatles stepped on the stage in CBS–TV Studio 50 in New York. “I can’t believe anything like that could happen again,” Cole says. “Even the Beatles couldn’t do it again. That moment changed the world. The Beatles changed the world.” m DC

Temper toolbox What’s a parent to do when a child’s frustration turns into a behavior issue? Turn to Marquette’s Behavior Clinic for solutions. During the past decade, Dr. Robert Fox and the staff at Marquette’s Behavior Clinic often stood at the forefront of innovation for treating children with serious behavior issues. They broke the mold by treating children at an earlier age and in the homes of families in need. This year, the clinic staff will treat more than 500 children, but there remains a significant waiting list — indicating a need for more expertise. “There’s not a lot for parents of young kids that have serious problems,” Fox says. “There are a couple of other programs, but they don’t tend to target the low-income families.” Now, Fox, a professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, is embracing innovation again. Through a new online course offered by the College of Education, Fox hopes to reach professionals who interact with troubled children and their parents but don’t have the training it takes to help. “It’s a way to increase community capacity to deal with these kids,” Fox says. Intended for social workers, counselors, nurses and others who work in the field, the “We want to get to the practitioners and say: ‘Here are some tools you course comprises videos, written materials can add to your toolbox. They work.’” and exams. The course is based on Fox’s work at the Behavior Clinic, a partnership between the College of Education and Milwaukee’s Penfield Children’s Center. It will teach techniques that have been proven effective in the clinic, from showing practitioners how to help parents set limits and expectations to something as simple as teaching them how to play. The most important step, Fox says, is to help parents enjoy being with their children again. The course is expected to count toward continuing education requirements for professionals in Wisconsin, but it also may draw interest from professionals and families far outside the state. “We want to get to the practitioners and say: ‘Here are some tools you can add to your toolbox. They work. They’ve been proven to work. We can get kids’ behavior problems dropping down to nearly nothing. Parents improve their skills. It’s a happy family,’” Fox says. “And we can prove that with our research.” m CJ READ MORE

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Dr. Sandra Hunter received a 2014 Way Klingler Fellowship, one of a series of awards bestowed through the Way Klingler Faculty Development Program to advance research and scholarship at Marquette.

be the answer for all people to offset changes in strength that occur after periods of disuse. Why is NASA interested in your research?


Dr. Sandra Hunter is a member of a team NASA convened to study the health of women astronauts on long-duration spaceflight.

SH: More women astronauts are being sent into space and for longer periods of time. Yet we don’t understand the female response to spaceflight and whether it differs from the male response. NASA wants to ensure the health and safety of male and female astronauts during long-duration missions, so they want to understand the physiological and psychological changes that occur. If there are large sex differences, the preflight and post-flight procedures and precautions for men and women may need to differ. What are the next steps?

The associate professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences researches gender differences in muscle strength, fatigability and exercise performance. What brought you to this research? SH: Much of what we know about the physiology of the neuromuscular system and its response to exercise training and disuse is based on studies of mostly males in animal and human experiments. The female response may be very different, including how women adapt to disuse that can result from immobilization due to injury, inactivity and spaceflight. My doctoral studies, conducted at the University of Sydney in Australia, focused on the effects of aging, inactivity and strength training on muscle strength in women. I continued that work at Colorado University and at Marquette by


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examining sex differences in muscle fatigue and its causes. Why is study of gender difference important? SH: Women are usually weaker than men to start with, and so anything that causes them to lose muscle can affect them even more. Because there is large gender bias in biomedical research, we don’t really understand the female response in many areas and especially in the area of disuse. Initial studies indicate that women have greater losses in strength than men for a set period of disuse. Can women adapt fitness routines to address it? SH: Strength training and exercise will help and must

SH: We can compare the male and female response of muscle and of the nervous system by modeling spaceflight in experimental studies. Simulating microgravity exposure can be done with unilateral lower limb suspension, limb immobilization and bed rest. Overall, however, there are larger implications to this research. Biomedical research studies need to include both women and men. I will stress that point in presentations nationally and internationally in the coming year. For example, I will deliver a keynote at the European Congress in Sports Science in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in July on “Sex Difference in Neuromuscular Fatigue and Performance: Why Does It Matter?”

Higher calling John Cary, Sp ’73, planned to spend two years at the MACC Fund. At least that’s how his wife, Mary (Corrigan) Cary, Nurs ’72, remembers it. But two turned into 32 and still Cary greets each morning eager to get to work. It’s easy to understand why. His job is all about slaying demons that hurt children. Cary is executive director of the MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Inc., an organization founded in 1976 by former Milwaukee Bucks player Jon McGlocklin and then voice of the Bucks Eddie Doucette, after Doucette’s 2-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia. Named in part for “Jonny Mac,” Doucette’s on-air nickname for McGlocklin, the MACC Fund was dedicated from the outset to giving kids and families the medical tools to fight pediatric cancers and related blood disorders. McGlocklin remembers interviewing Cary. “I needed someone who could take it on full time,” he says. “He was smart, learned quickly, had the writing and communication skills we needed. He could take the position that wasn’t really

Since its founding the MACC Fund has contributed more than $48 million to the fight against pediatric cancers and related blood disorders.

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orchestrated yet, and grow it and run it the way we thought it should be.” Today, say the words “MACC Fund” and make way for kids and families, health care providers, organizations statewide, business people, and Wisconsin’s sports teams and most-successful athletes to line up. They will give time, they will give of themselves, they will donate money to fund childhood cancer and blood disorders research. There is nothing better than a powerful team, and this team, Cary says, helped raise the five-year survival rate among kids diagnosed with cancer from 20 percent in 1976 to 80 percent today. “One of the biggest things that’s happened to us in the last four years is Aaron Rodgers embracing the MACC Fund. That’s just a special gift,” Cary says. In its first year, the MACC Fund raised $35,000. Since then, the MACC Fund has contributed more than $48 million to the fight. These funds support research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center and in the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. A scientific advisory board of top names in pediatric oncology and hematology helps affirm the MACC Fund’s research investments. Children nationwide benefit from protocols supported by the Wisconsin-based research. “That’s the beauty of research. It doesn’t stop at county or state or national boundaries,” Cary says. “Cancer touches everybody, but when it touches a child, it’s overwhelming for a lot of people. We offer what we call a ‘gift of hope.’ But even kids in the 80 percent category can have late-effect issues from the treatment, so there is still a lot to do.” Cary smiles when he admits to being the MACC Fund’s third choice for executive director back in 1982. He sort of loves that anecdote because ultimately it was the perfect storm, and that stepping-stone job became the perfect career. “I don’t ever think of retiring,” Cary says. “I think God brought us together,” McGlocklin says of Cary as a MACC Fund partner. “This is a greater calling than a job. This is a God thing, we feel.” m JMM

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Alumni Danny Pudi and Maurice “Bo” Ellis trace Marquette’s “untucked” history for ESPN.

Jersey boys Danny Pudi, Comm ’01, wasn’t born when Marquette’s “untucked” basketball uniform became a fashion-forward hit on the hardwood. But the hoops-crazy alumnus, who also happens to be a rising star in the entertainment industry, was enchanted by the backstory: Legendary Coach Al McGuire allowing star player Bo Ellis, Sp ’77, to come up with his own design of a team uniform. “I wanted to explore that story, talking to Bo and how it all came to be,” Pudi says. “This school in Milwaukee that was independent, not in a major conference, that was doing all these progressive things.” Pudi pitched filming a documentary to ESPN and got a green light. It was a new undertaking for the actor who is well-known as a member of the cast on the NBC sitcom Community. After months of research by Pudi and others, followed by editing 20 hours of film down to a succinct 15 minutes, the film appropriately titled Untucked was shown at the Sundance Film Festival. Pudi also hosted a showing on campus in February, and Untucked made its public debut on the ESPN-run in March. Pudi directed the film and turned to friend Chris Marrs, Comm ’98, for screenwriting help. To gather the backstory, Pudi worked with


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The team’s personality matched the rebellious notion captured with Bo Ellis’ design of an untucked basketball jersey. The jersey was later banned by the NCAA.

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editors at ESPN, and got extensive help from the Office of Marketing and Communication, Raynor Memorial Libraries Special Collections and University Archives, and several former players. “It was like the more you dug into it, the more interesting it got,” Marrs says. “And the more it seemed so cool, and a story that wasn’t being told.” The film draws heavily on the memories of Ellis, a talented basketball player who had a few other talents growing up: drawing and an eye for style. In high school, Ellis says, friends asked him to sketch design ideas before they went to see a tailor. When McGuire went to Chicago on a recruiting visit, he was surprised to hear Ellis express an interest in fashion design. “He really didn’t say anything,” Ellis remembers. “He was stumped. He just paused, and then he looked at me and said: ‘Oh, that’s interesting. Let me check on something.’” Marquette didn’t offer any courses in fashion design, so then-Assistant Coach Hank Raymonds arranged for

Assistant Coach Hank Raymonds helped Bo Ellis explore his interest in fashion design at nearby Mount Mary College —  making him the only male student at the all-female Catholic school.

Ellis to take a class at nearby Mount Mary College (now university) — making him the only male student at the allfemale Catholic school. “I laugh about it now,” Ellis says. “But I was very intimidated about the whole scenario, having a nun be my teacher, being the only male student in the class. It was a little different from what I was used to.” It was Ellis’ teammate and roommate, Lloyd Walton, who suggested McGuire let Ellis design a team jersey. McGuire said OK. Ellis stayed up all night using colored pencils to sketch designs  — with input from Walton. He delivered a final design to McGuire’s office the next day. To just about everyone’s surprise, McGuire handed the sketches over to a sports apparel company to produce the jersey. “That is the craziest story,” Pudi says. “Two guys in a dorm room, two basketball players staying up all night and they’re staying up all night to design a jersey? And then the coach says OK? There were so many layers to this that I thought would never happen today. There would have been so many no’s by the time it got to that.” Ellis says he didn’t originally design

the jersey to be worn untucked. But that was the way Ellis wore his jersey on the court, and his personal style influenced the company’s final design, which featured “MARQUETTE” in block letters at the waistline. “Al really let them express themselves, on and off the court,” Pudi says of McGuire, “and I think it showed. It drew players to the school. I think it helped them win a championship. I think it takes a lot of special things for that to happen. There’s got to be a great coach who is confident in himself and his team to allow that to happen. There’s got to be a university that allows that to happen, and it’s got to be the right time. So it was sort of lightning in a bottle.” It became a unique slice of college hoops history — until the NCAA banned untucked jerseys a few years later. “That was just who Coach McGuire was,” Ellis says. “He was an innovator, and he was very creative. We were able to put something together that’s still being talked about.” m CJ WATC H T H E TA L E of what alumnus

Glenn “Doc” Rivers, Arts ’85, calls “the coolest shirt in sports” in Untucked, now viewable on 30 for 30 shorts at

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GRAB A MITT. These alumni know the most important rite of spring is the race to the World Series. BY CH R I S


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Baseball might not be a sport that comes to mind when people think about Marquette, a basketball-mad school that doesn’t field NCAA baseball or softball teams. But for several alumni, the advent of spring training, the crack of a bat and the dusting of homeplate are anticipated with as much enthusiasm as any Big East showdown. THOUGH THEIR NAMES DON’T APPEAR ON A TEAM ROSTER, THEY HAVE AN IMPORTANT IMPACT ON WHAT HAPPENS OFF THE FIELD.

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BOB QUINN, BUS AD ’90 Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, Milwaukee Brewers


The Law School’s nationally recognized sports law program is one path graduates follow into Major League Baseball, but there are others. Communication alumni cover the sport as members of the media or public relations staffs, and some business adminis-

Quinn is a fourth-generation baseball executive; his father, grandfather and great-grandfather all worked in the game. But this Quinn didn’t go directly into baseball after graduation. While working for an accounting firm in San Francisco, he happened to be at a Giants game and heard a team executive mention they needed somebody to help the team prepare to build a new ballpark. Contract work turned into a full-time job with the Giants, and then Quinn moved to the Brewers in 2003 — a team his father, also a Marquette alumnus, worked for in the 1970s. WHY IT’S GREAT “What can I say? We all

have stressful days, but when I pull into a parking lot, and my office is a ballpark, things aren’t all that bad.” WHY IT’S CHALLENGING A team’s fortunes

can change quickly in baseball, and its financial outlook may change along with it. “You can have one or two injuries and have to reassess your entire season.”

tration graduates crunch numbers in front offices or direct player personnel, for example. It isn’t all fun and games, but working in baseball isn’t a bad way to make a living.

“Driving to the ballpark every day as your place of employment, if I ever complain to my wife, she just kind of looks at me and rolls her eyes,” jokes Greg Heller, Law ’96, senior vice president and general counsel for the Atlanta Braves.

With the 2014 season getting started, here’s a look at how a few alumni work behind the scenes, handling everything from security to player recruitment to the way these heralded baseball franchises give back to the communities they call home.


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in touch with several of his professors. “I think they were more than just professors for me. They did take an interest in who we were as students beyond just school.”



LEN KASPER, CJPA ’93 Broadcaster, Chicago Cubs

This is Kasper’s 10th season as the television voice of the Chicago Cubs. Previously, he did play-by-play for the Florida Marlins (the team is now the Miami Marlins). He got his start calling Marquette basketball games as a student and worked in several Milwaukee TV and radio roles after graduation. WHY IT’S GREAT “I think it’s the best job in sports — 

certainly in baseball. You’ve got Cubs fans, who are the most rabid baseball fans around, you’ve got a great sports town, you’ve got an iconic ballpark and half our games are on nationally on WGN.” WHY IT’S CHALLENGING In the middle of an ambitious

long-term rebuilding project, the Cubs lost more than 90 games in three straight seasons. “I think that the ‘work’ part of the job comes when you’re trying to keep people interested when the game might not mean anything in the standings, and it might be a blowout. But I think my talk show experience in Milwaukee really helped, just in terms of filling time and ad-libbing.” HIS MARQUETTE EXPERIENCE He came from a small

town in Michigan, so Milwaukee gave Kasper a taste of city life. His Marquette ties remain strong and include the occasional impromptu reunion outside Wrigley Field. “I’ve literally walked to my car and had somebody yell at me: ‘Hey, Len, remember me? I lived on your floor in McCormick in ’89.’”

KARIN MORRIS, BUS AD ’00 Vice President for Community Outreach, Texas Rangers; Executive Director, Texas Rangers Foundation

Morris started with the Rangers in 2003, leading the team’s outreach efforts in the Hispanic community. From there, she took on a larger role in the team’s community programs and became director of the multimilliondollar team foundation that supports those efforts. WHY IT’S GREAT “I think any time you have an

opportunity to bring a child to a baseball game for the first time, and you see their eyes as they walk into a giant stadium and see the players on the field, it’s just one of those things that you can’t ever replace.”


You have to fight the temptation to get too wrapped up in the team’s fortunes on the field. “You can’t control the wins and the losses. What you can control is what you do to represent your brand in the community.” HER MARQUETTE EXPERIENCE

Coming from a Marquette family —  her grandparents were friends with the late Hank Raymonds, longtime men’s basketball coach — Morris takes the Jesuit emphasis on cura personalis to heart. “The homeless person I may be working with at the food bank is just as valuable a human being as a starting pitcher on our roster. I think a Marquette education kind of helps formulate that and makes sure you stay grounded.”

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GREG HELLER, LAW ’96 Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Atlanta Braves

Heller joined Turner Broadcasting in 2000 and served as counsel for the company’s sports properties, including the Braves, NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers. When Turner sold the Braves in 2007, Heller continued working with the team, leading a three-person department that handles the franchise’s legal needs and also serves as a strategic adviser on other major decisions. WHY IT’S GREAT “I view our organization


EARNELL LUCAS, PROF ST ’00 Vice President of Investigations, Major League Baseball

almost as a public institution that the entire Atlanta area and the Southeast love. You take a lot of pride and take that to heart. You really have a special job.” WHY IT’S CHALLENGING “When you’re

After a 25-year career as a Milwaukee police officer, Lucas went to work as head of security for MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. Next, he moved to New York to become the league’s head of security, then took over its investigations division in 2012. It has been an unconventional journey for Lucas, who was injured by a gunshot while on duty in 1982. “I consider myself very fortunate to be in the position that I am today, having gotten up from that misfortune back in January of 1982 to continue pursuing the opportunity to do my best and to be my best,” he says.

dealing with legal issues, sometimes they can be tough — whether it’s litigation or incidents at the stadium or folks getting injured — kind of your traditional tough legal issues that any general counsel would face.”

WHY IT’S GREAT “Each day is fulfilling and satisfying, knowing you’ve done something

After earning his undergraduate degree at Indiana University, Heller came to Marquette for the Law School’s sports law program. “And I’m Catholic, so the whole Jesuit culture of the university fed my soul.”

to help protect and promote the integrity of our sport.” WHY IT’S CHALLENGING “We find that social media and other things are affecting not

only our players, but also our umpires and other executives in baseball. The challenges that the technological age present us, it makes our job very interesting.” HIS MARQUETTE EXPERIENCE “The inspiration that I got from my classmates in the


College of Professional Studies, watching them balance a career, a family, education and other commitments, that truly was inspiring and motivating.”


identify potential legal issues, including

Legal Coordinator, Major League Baseball Properties

WHY IT’S GREAT “I literally get paid to

Padove joined MLB’s properties division in 2012. She works with the retail licensing department, preparing contracts for outside vendors who want to produce official baseball-themed apparel and assorted products. She also reviews MLB-produced video programs to


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video footage rights. watch baseball TV. I mean, you can’t beat that.” WHY IT’S CHALLENGING Requests for

a quick turnaround test her ability to meet tight deadlines. HER MARQUETTE EXPERIENCE A former

softball player at Indiana University, Padove came to Marquette for the Law School’s

sports law program. “There are other places you can go and take some sports law classes here and there, and there are other good programs, but there’s really nothing like it. The combination of sports law-specific courses, the networking opportunities, the internships, the National Sports Law Institute. It really is a draw.”



WANT TO WORK IN SPORTS? GUESS WHAT: YOU’RE NOT ALONE “We do get thousands and thousands of resumes here,” says Matt Slater, Bus Ad ’93, director of player personnel for the St. Louis Cardinals. “That’s how many people want to work in sports. So, you’ve got to have something that separates you.” Alumni who work in Major League Baseball offer some tips to help job seekers stand out: COURSEWORK IS IMPORTANT, BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH.

experience is › Real-world at least as important as the knowledge you gain in the classroom. It’s up to you to find those opportunities. INTERNSHIPS? YES, AS MANY AS POSSIBLE.

if you have to do some › Even grunt work. Especially if you have to do some grunt work. At this point, moving boxes isn’t beneath you. “It’s not pretty, and it’s not fun, but in most cases, that’s what we look at,” says Karin Morris, Bus Ad ’00, vice president for community outreach for the Texas Rangers. “I may look at a student who has two internships and a student who has an MBA but no internships, and I almost exclusively lean toward the internships over the MBA.” THE TEAM ISN’T THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN.

league teams have › Major partnerships with outside vendors ranging from food service companies to entertainment and marketing groups. If you land a job with one of those companies first, you can begin to build relationships with people who work directly for the team — and you’ll probably

be among the first to hear when the team has a job opening. “You’ve got to be at the ballpark to get exposed to those opportunities,” says Bob Quinn, executive vice president for finance and administration for the Milwaukee Brewers. FIND YOUR NICHE.

no shortage of › There’s people who consider themselves sports experts. But what if you find one specific thing of interest — a data analysis system or an aspect of a sport’s administrative rules or a section of the league’s collective bargaining agreement — and learn everything you can about it? “Become an expert in something,” advises Slater. NETWORK LIKE CRAZY, BUT BE PROFESSIONAL, NOT PUSHY.

a guest speaker comes › When to campus, think of it as a networking opportunity. But be tactful, says Sarah Padove, Law ’12, legal coordinator for Major League Baseball Properties. The speaker might be approached by 10 students seeking jobs. You’ll stand out if you do a brief introduction, ask intelligent questions and follow up with an email that could be the first step toward building a relationship. The same goes for using the professional networking site LinkedIn. If you send someone you don’t know a connection request, Padove recommends including a note that indicates why you want to connect. “I don’t want to sound cliché, but it really does come down to networking,” she says.

MATT SLATER, BUS AD ’93 Director of Player Personnel, St. Louis Cardinals

Slater has been with the Cardinals since 2006. As the right-hand man to General Manager John Mozeliak, Slater plays a key role in shaping the roster of a team that played in two World Series in the past three seasons and won the championship in 2011. He previously worked with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers. WHY IT’S GREAT Slater cherishes every step of the process that

leads to the team’s success on the field. “I think everything in life, that’s how you’re going to be successful, if you focus on the process and not the tangible result.” WHY IT’S CHALLENGING “It’s a thrilling type of work to do, but

there’s a lot of sacrifice. I’m away from my family a lot. My wife is a blessing to me in that she’s able to handle so much at home.” HIS MARQUETTE EXPERIENCE In a business that ruthlessly

reduces a person’s value to a series of statistics, there doesn’t seem to be much room for the Jesuit principles taught at Marquette. But Slater thinks about them all the time. He tries to keep in mind that he is dealing with people. “This is a cut-throat business. We’re cutting players all the time, negotiating with players. But you’ve got to have an open mind and look through a window like that person would be looking through. I think that’s one thing Marquette taught me. I always think about the dignity of the human being.” An internship with the Milwaukee Brewers led to an offer to work full time with Sal Bando, the team’s GM at the time. Slater almost turned it down. “He’s like, ‘Hey, I’m offering you a full-time job.’ It was a really low salary, and he looked at me like I was crazy not taking it. And I ended up doing that, and here we are today.”


willing to do anything › “Be at the start,” Slater says. “Start on the lowest rung and have open ears so you learn from everyone you’re around. Never act like you have all the answers because you never do, even if you’ve been in the game 25 years.”

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Holed up in the editing nook of her New York apartment, fueled on endless glugs of stain-your-lips-red Powerade Zero and countless chunklets of Orbit gum, Colleen Shaw, Comm ’11, unspools frame after frame of the locked-in life of a 20-year-old kid who for the past three years hasn’t uttered a word, is just learning to swallow and likens his existence to “spending a long time in a freezer” — “minus the cold,” he is quick to add.

BUT THE WORST PART, HE SAYS, IS THAT “NO ONE LISTENS” TO WHAT HE CAN’T SAY ALOUD ANYMORE. SHAW, A FILMMAKER, IS GIVING THE KID HIS VOICE AGAIN, MAKING HIM THE NARRATOR OF HIS OWN STORY. If all goes according to script, the world will hear Patrick Stein, a redhead Eddie Haskell of a kid now strapped in a wheelchair, spell out words with the blinks of his eyes — loudly, clearly and unmistakably — in All in My Head, Shaw’s 30-minute documentary of his triumph over tragedy. Patrick was once the high-energy, hijinks-happy captain of his high school swim and water polo teams. That changed on 10-10-10, a date indelibly etched into the telling of his story. In the wee hours of that October Sunday, soon after returning full cognitive powers — though he couldn’t utter a sound, home from his senior year homecoming dance, Patrick woke with a killer swallow or nod his head. In time, everyone realized he could headache. He made it to his mother’s bedside and told her they needed to still make them laugh. Soon, he could blink a full armament get to the hospital. of four-letter expletives. Eventually, he would be able to dic There, doctors pinpointed an aneurysm, a bulge that threatened to tate 1,000-word college papers. Some of them were funny burst in the artery flowing through his brainstem. Fifteen hours into a 22enough to take to the stand-up comedy stage, which his hour surgery, just after the surgeons stepped away from the operating table beloved nurse, Mary Jo Harte, did to standing ovations. to study an image on a screen and figure out how to untangle the tangled It’s called locked-in syndrome, and Patrick is its secondmess, the aneurysm ruptured. It bled for 45 minutes. youngest known victim. The condition was most poignantly When Patrick woke from that life-or-death surgery, he was, as his father, and poetically described in the book and movie The Diving Bell Nick Stein, puts it, “in between,” a place no one had ever considered. and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby. Before Bauby Patrick was — and still is — paralyzed except for the ability to blink and shift suffered a massive stroke in 1995 that left him “locked in,” his eyes up or down. (After three years of intensive physical therapy, he can he was editor-in-chief of French Elle magazine. Bauby comwiggle a few fingers on his right hand and, with determined concentration, posed his memoir one blink at a time, which is how Patrick can lift his right forearm a few inches off the armrest of his wheelchair.) now communicates. It was within the week of his waking that everyone realized Patrick had


about meeting Patrick Stein, and then see Patrick — with love and assistance from family and friends — tackle the challenge of living with locked-in syndrome. See that and more at


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Patrick uses a color-coded SpellBoard on which the alphabet is arranged in five colored rows, each row beginning with a vowel. Letters are recited until Patrick shifts his left eye up to indicate “that’s the letter I want.” The letter is recorded. Assembling a string of blinked letters makes spelling even a four-letter word an exercise in slow-motion determination. Shaw was halfway through a yearlong filmmaking boot camp at the New York Film Academy when she focused her lens on Patrick. Casting him as the narrator of the documentary was a profession of Shaw’s faith and a measure of her capacity to zoom in on her lead character’s essence. She was not willing to surrender to the greatest production challenge. “I want it to be his voice,” she stresses. “People are always talking about him. I was determined to get his voice into the film.” She did it with a filmmaker’s tool kit that is a curious mix of the cinematic and the futuristic. A GoPro camera, the tool skateboarders, ski bums and skydivers don to show off their daredevil stunts, is strapped to Patrick’s head. A DynaVox provides the speech-making wizardry that follows Patrick’s gaze across a word-generating computer screen to put sound to his silence. The heart of the documentary script flows from journal entries Patrick blinked to his trusted nurse during the past two years. “I’m a big fan of the inspirational and motivational story,” Shaw admits. She heard about Patrick’s aneurysm from her brother, Charlie, who was a water polo teammate and member of the tight inner circle of “Steiner” friends.

Patrick once powered through the pool. Now he intends to marshall his athlete’s instincts to defy the limitations of locked-in syndrome. BELOW

Great loves of Patrick’s life are his family and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Shaw’s broad-shouldered brother was among the kids frantically texting updates in those early awful hours that melted into a blur of days and weeks and months before Patrick was strong enough to leave the hospital and return to his suburban Chicago home, nearly a year after waking with the horrible headache. It was in spring 2012 that Shaw went to her — and Patrick’s — high school, Loyola Academy in Wilmette, a North Shore suburb of Chicago, to watch a Senior Night water polo match. There, she spotted the former team captain strapped in his wheelchair, parked on the swimming pool deck. Shaw, who played water polo in high school and college, couldn’t shake her gaze. She locked in on one unanswerable question: What would it be like to be trapped after being so physically capable? The moment she saw him at the side of that pool where both of them swam so many miles, “it opened my eyes to how incredible this kid is,” Shaw says. “We both spent hundreds if not thousands of hours in that pool,

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swimming and training and working hard and goofing off and getting in trouble and growing up, basically. To be young, to have felt on top of the world, going on recruiting trips as a college-bound athlete, and to have that taken away in a blink of the eye, literally. ... ” Her voice trails off. It’s utterly unfathomable. You hear the unspoken truth in her silence.


TAKING ON PATRICK’S STORY Shaw studied exercise science and advertising at Marquette before heading to film school. She had to plumb the depths of this drama and frame it with her lens. She’s a triathlete who has lugged around a video camera since she was in fifth grade, making music videos alone or with her gaggle of girlfriends. “Once I got my camera,” Shaw says, “I couldn’t put it down. I really liked capturing moments that wouldn’t be captured otherwise.” Shaw discovered another thing along the way. “The camera is almost a shield for me,” she says. “It’s almost like I’m not there. It’s a layer of protection when what’s in front of you is so extreme.” And, so, she was ready to take on Patrick’s story. She raised $15,858 in 30 days through a Kickstarter online crowd-funding campaign to cover film-production costs. She dreams of airing the film on ESPN and HBO to klieg light Patrick’s story and inspire a worldwide audience. “I was prepared to be sad, but that changed the minute I walked through the door,” Shaw says of her first visit to the Stein family home. Soon, she and Patrick were bantering back and forth like brother and sister, which is hardly surprising after capturing so many up-close and breath-taking moments with her camera.

“The Stein family is rock solid,” she says. At the Stein house, Shaw says, you can count on a laugh every few seconds. She has the film to prove it. She and cameraman Sami Salmenkivi, and a sound and production assistant — all students from the film academy — taped more than 75 hours of cinema verité with Patrick, rolling the camera from sunup to well past sundown for a week last summer. She returned to Patrick’s home in the fall to fill a few narrative holes, adding 20 hours to the film log. Then, she flew to New York, to her East Village apartment and a production lab in Battery Park, to dive into editing mode — cutting and splicing 30 extraordinary minutes of live footage. The frames tell the story: Patrick relearning to swallow, practicing with droplets of water. Patrick taking his first bite of food in three years, an Armenian diner sandwich he craved called “the Loretta,” with bacon, cheese and mayo slathered on a half loaf of grilled French bread. Patrick breathily uttering “Hi,” a single triumphant syllable. Patrick going to school. Patrick being slid into a swimming pool. Patrick visiting with friends who come and go to college. Patrick wisecracking. Patrick telling the unedited truth of how it feels to exist locked inside a floppy-limbed body that once powered through life. It’s that voice, most of all, that is the hallelujah thread of All in My Head, the film that dares to put words back in Patrick’s soundtrack. Loud and clear — spelled out or spoken  — the film is pure Patrick. Just the way he and his filmmaker dreamed it could be. ❍ Be among the first people to see Shaw’s documentary at


“An aneurysm is the result of weakening of the wall of an arterial blood vessel,” explains Dr. William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences. Cullinan teaches residents in the Medical College of Wisconsin neurosurgery program and covers stroke syndromes, including the type that cause locked-in syndrome. “The weakened state of the


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vessel results in ballooning of the vessel wall,” he says. “While many times the process goes no further, some aneurysms rupture or burst. If the blood vessel containing the ruptured aneurysm is one that supplies brain tissue, the resultant bleeding deprives that brain region of oxygen and nutrients required for tissue survival. This is a type of hemorrhagic stroke that can cause massive

damage (or very little) depending upon location, vessel size and extent.” Cullinan says the critical issue is location. “The stroke that causes lockedin syndrome occurs at a critical place in the brainstem called the ventral pons in such a way that it destroys all descending motor axons, including those that stimulate the cranial nerves that allow speech, as well as the sixth cranial nerve, which

allows an individual to move eyes laterally. Victims communicate solely by moving their eyes in the vertical plane.” Aneurysms can be treated if detected. Treatment, Cullinan says, can involve clipping or coiling, two very different procedures that try to prevent aneurysm rupture. ❍


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Rhona E. Vogel, Bus Ad ’76 B R O O K F I E L D, W I S .

Rhona was one of a handful of female accounting students in her class. Today, she’s CEO of Vogel Consulting Group, the independent multi-family business she founded more than 20 years ago. Rhona advises high net worth families, providing expert investment, tax, estate planning and business consulting advice. For her self-motivated rise to the top of her profession and ongoing commitment to serving her alma mater, she was named Marquette University’s 2014 Alumna of the Year. Rhona is a member of Marquette’s Board of Trustees, as well as a member of the College of Business Administration’s alumni leadership board. “Marquette is an organization that focuses on giving, and giving back, and instills that in everybody,” she says. “Whether they’re a business school grad or a law school grad or virtually anywhere on campus, it’s part of the fabric of the university.” Rhona is driven by her desire to help clients reach their goals. “Many of our families have deep philanthropic commitments. They have real visions of making the world a better place and really wanting to accomplish particular goals and objectives, both from a business standpoint and from a philanthropic standpoint,” she says. “It’s exciting, it’s interesting, it’s challenging to be a part of that process.” After interning with the Internal Revenue Service as a student, an experience that gave her a unique appreciation for an oft-maligned agency — “I don’t


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always agree with their position, but they truly believe in what they’re doing,” she says — Rhona went to Arthur Andersen, where she became one of the firm’s first female tax partners in 1987. Rhona later saw an unfulfilled need in the industry. So she founded her own business in 1993, offering integrated family office services. “When I graduated from Marquette, there were 60-something accounting grads in my group, and I think there were six women,” she says. “So it was a very different environment than it is today, and I’m very pleased to see that it’s changed as much as it has.” And although the bottom line is important, Rhona strives to run her business according to principles she came to appreciate at Marquette. “I am focused on operating everything I do in an ethical, positive way, looking at the other person’s perspective,” she says. “The world doesn’t revolve around us or our own individual needs. It’s a much bigger place. It’s not about us.”



Dr. Richard J. Kitz, Arts ’51, Med ’54, Hon Deg ’00 W E ST WO O D, M ASS .

Even as a youth, Richard planned on one day donning a white coat and stethoscope. “My uncle, a Marquette grad, was a respected physician, and the father of my girlfriend, also a Marquette grad, was an Oshkosh physician widely admired,” he recalls. But feeling a pull toward education, Richard instead used his medical degree to influence countless other aspiring physicians. For his exemplary professional achievements, he was named the recipient of Marquette University’s Professional Achievement Award. Richard spent 30 years at Harvard Medical School, where he was faculty dean for clinical affairs and still holds the title of Henry Isaiah Dorr Professor of Research and Teaching in Anesthesia and Anesthetics, Emeritus. Previously, he was co-director of the Harvard–MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, chair of the Massachusetts General Hospital Anesthesiology Department, and associate professor for Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He also served as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the Marines Corps in Japan in 1955–56. Naturally humble, Richard says his personal formula for success is simple: “Assuming the qualities

of integrity, education/intelligence, interest in helping others and hard work, then the key is to be nice, nicer, the nicest.” Richard is internationally known for his research in the anesthesiology field, and his achievements include five patents; 50 original reports; and more than 30 reviews, book chapters and editorials. Equally important, his impact on the academic medical field lives on in his former students, more than 70 of whom went on to lead departments around the world. Although Richard is retired, his passion for helping the next generation of students continues today at Marquette, where he established the Dr. Richard Kitz Endowed Scholarship Fund and Dr. Richard Kitz Athletic Scholarship Fund. He is thankful to Marquette for “inculcating the values and attitudes essential to a life of helping others,” he says. Though his career took him in a different direction than he initially planned, he has no regrets. As he told a Harvard publication when he was appointed faculty dean for clinical affairs, “My dad always said, ‘If you do something, do something important.’”

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Senator Herb Kohl M I LWA U K E E

Senator Herb Kohl made education a top priority during more than two decades of public service. His work as an advocate for Marquette is a significant example of that commitment. Throughout his career, Senator Kohl consistently supported the priorities of his constituents in Wisconsin and worked tirelessly to bring federal funding back to the state to advance those priorities. He recognized the value of public-private partnerships to the community and believed that establishing such partnerships with Marquette would benefit the entire state. For his tireless support of the university and its role in the city, he was named the recipient of the Friend of the University Award. “For more than a century, Marquette University has not only prepared and challenged students to ‘be the difference,’ but it has led by example with high standards, strong values and commitment to service here in the heart of our city,” he says. “Students, faculty, employees, alumni, partners and neighbors are all part of the Marquette tradition of transformation that surrounds us — in city blocks and rural communities, board rooms and classrooms, individual lives, as well as newfound families, and ultimately all the hearts and minds they touch.” When Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., became Marquette’s president in 1996, one of his first meetings was with Senator Kohl. Then, the senator pledged to do all he could to support the university. Senator Kohl led the way on federal appropriations for the construction of a new facility for the School of Dentistry, a critical step to expand educational opportunities at the state’s only dental school.

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Subsequent funding allowed Marquette’s dental school to expand its community service initiatives, most notably with a rural outreach program that brings critical oral health care services to many of Wisconsin’s underserved communities. Senator Kohl’s wide-ranging efforts to make education more accessible paved the way for more students to attend Marquette, voting to protect federal funding for student financial aid programs. He also supported federal funding for university research and improvements that directly benefitted the university, from reconstruction of the Marquette Interchange to restoration efforts in the Menomonee Valley. Even many of the trees on campus are part of his legacy, as are the students who got a firsthand look at public service through working or interning at his office. Senator Kohl and Father Wild remain close friends today, and his lifelong love of basketball included a close friendship with the late Al McGuire. Senator Kohl became Wisconsin’s 25th U.S. senator in 1988 and served four terms in office. Having decided not to seek re-election, he completed 24 years of public service at the end of 2012. Today, Senator Kohl continues his role as president and owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. He purchased the team in 1985, ensuring it would



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remain in Milwaukee. He is working with local community and business leaders to ensure that remains true for the long-term future. A Milwaukee native who grew up in the Sherman Park neighborhood, Senator Kohl has maintained a lifetime commitment to his home city and state. From 1959–69, he served in many capacities with the then-family-owned Kohl Corp., operators of grocery and department stores. His parents built their first Kohl’s Food Market in the late 1920s and grew the business into one of the Midwest’s leading grocery and department store chains. Senator Kohl was president from 1970–79, when the family decided to sell the corporation. Through a wide range of community-minded projects, Senator Kohl has championed the cause of education. He established the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholarship and Fellowship Award Program in 1990. As of August 2013, the foundation had awarded $8.6 million to Wisconsin educators, students and schools.

Compassion is a consistent theme in Susie’s resume, and it captures the essence of her remarkable career as a social worker and longtime volunteer. Her work caring for neonatal infants in crisis, innercity teens at a Catholic high school, and homeless and abused women and children who resided in a shelter speaks to her concern for those who need help most. “I have chosen this career because it enables me to be an agent of change in some people’s lives and perhaps make a difference,” she says. For her selfless commitment to society’s most vulnerable, she was named the recipient of the Service to the Community Award. Her preparation for a life of service began at Marquette, where she majored in psychology and minored in sociology. As part of the Marquette University Community Action Program, she established a program at a public housing project not far from campus and enlisted her fellow Alpha Delta Pi sorority sisters as volunteers for an after-school initiative for children. “The Jesuits have been a great influence in my life in innumerable ways,” Susie says. “Most of my work has been with financially disadvantaged people in the inner city,

which is where the majority of Jesuit institutions have been founded.” And she’s the kind of volunteer every organization loves to have: dedicated and tireless. As a volunteer at St. Martin de Porres High School, a Cleveland school that’s part of the Cristo Rey Network, she developed and directed the counseling program to help the school’s at-risk students and later created the school’s college counseling program to help students prepare for the next step. She has volunteered with the school for more than a decade and sits on the board. She also proposed and established a vision screening program for local preschool children and then volunteered with that program for nearly 30 years. Other service activities include teaching ice skating to children and adults with mental disabilities and opening her home to foster children. As a retired infant mental health therapist, she especially loves her current volunteer work at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, where she cares for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit and step-down unit for babies preparing to leave the hospital. “I intend to continue to volunteer with the programs where my involvement will be most beneficial,” Susie says.

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Lawrence M. Kean, Bus Ad ’74, Grad ’09,

and Jane Niederehe Kean, Nurs ’74

WA U WAT O S A , W I S .

Marquette means a lot to Larry and Jane. It’s where they met, thanks to a fix-up by matchmaking friends and fellow classmates Rick and Nancy Stanley. It became home away from home for two of their daughters, Molly, Comm ’06, and Brenna Kean Vogel, Arts ’03. Their third daughter, Maura, has attended many Marquette events. And it continues to pull them back as alumni who are always ready to step up and support their alma mater. For their passionate support of the university, they were named the recipients of the 2014 Service to Marquette Award. Larry spent several years on the College of Business Administration’s Alumni Association Board of Directors, including serving as board president in 1996. He sat on the search committee for a new dean in the late 1990s, served as director and treasurer of the Marquette Minutemen (predecessor to the Blue & Gold Club), and volunteered with the Hank Raymonds Auction Committee when the auction was just getting off the ground. Meanwhile, Jane has been active with the Association of Marquette University Women, especially with the Advent Luncheon and scholarship committees, and as a former treasurer of AMUW. She has also volunteered with the College of Nursing’s 75th Anniversary Committee. Jane and Larry both served on their class reunion committees four times, with Larry serving as committee chair in 2004, and they’ve twice hosted Marquette students for Supper for 12 Strangers.


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Of course, Larry and Jane found more than true love on campus. Larry, who recently retired after nearly 30 years as CFO of the A&A Manufacturing Co. in New Berlin, Wis., appreciates the strong business foundation he gained at Marquette. “The Marquette connection has continued to open many doors for me here in the Milwaukee community and even nationally,” he says. “My position at A&A likely came as a result of my Marquette degree.” Jane’s experiences at Marquette influenced the way she approached her work as a nurse, stay-athome mother and dedicated community volunteer. She and Larry have given their time and talents to several community organizations and are particularly passionate about supporting Catholic education. “At Marquette, I grew to know myself with strengths and limitations through experiences and interactions in the residence halls, classroom and clinical areas, with faith always being an important influence,” Jane says.


| SPIRIT OF MARQUETTE AWARD For Professional Achievement Before Age 40

Frank J. Esposito, Jr., CFA, Bus Ad ’94 INDIANAPOLIS

As a first vice president and portfolio manager for UBS Financial Services, Frank takes pride in helping a select group of clients navigate complex financial situations. “My goal is to make good on the trust they have placed in me and to provide successful outcomes for their families,” he says. “These clients have built wealth through intelligence, risk taking and good fortune, and my job is to make sure their hard-earned money is there when they need it.” For his level of commitment to his clients, Frank was named recipient of the Spirit of Marquette Award. It can be traced back to a gift from his grandmother. It wasn’t exactly the kind of thing that would elicit squeals of delight from a typical grade school kid. But for Frank, getting two shares of IBM stock in 1983 turned out to be the first step down a path he would follow for the rest of his life. In his eighth-grade yearbook, he insisted that he wanted to become a stockbroker — even if he wasn’t quite sure at the time what that really meant. He

found those answers and more in the College of Business Administration, where he learned the critical-thinking and decision-making skills he needed to eventually launch his investment career that began in earnest at Goldman Sachs & Co. Frank and his wife, Valerie, Arts ’94, Grad ’96, met and got engaged at Marquette. They continue to embrace Marquette’s mission through their work with Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis, where he is chairman of the workstudy program that plays a central role in the Cristo Rey model. Frank also remains involved with Marquette through his support of the Applied Investment Management program.

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Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Professional Achievement Award

Kevin T. O’Malley, Arts ’73

Dr. Kathryn Karich Lauer, Arts ’80

W O O D B U R Y, M I N N .

Entrepreneurial Award

Young Alumna of the Year Award

Gregory P. Archambault, Arts ’81

Kathleen L. Kraninger, Arts ’97

O N E I DA , W I S .

WA S H I N G T O N , D . C .

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Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Professional Achievement Award

Entrepreneurial Award

Service Award

Ginger L. Gorden, Bus Ad ’92

Mark F. Santacrose, Bus Ad ’81

Dr. Frank R. Probst, Bus Ad ’62, Grad ’64

James D. O’Rourke, Bus Ad ’87


G L E N V I E W, I L L .

B R O O K F I E L D, W I S .

P E WA U K E E , W I S .

Chuck O’Neil, Sp ’74 N E W YO R K


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By-Line Award

Daniel N. Patrinos, Jour ’58 M I LWA U K E E

Mark A. Schoenfelder, Bus Ad ’02, and Sarah Swearingen Schoenfelder, Bus Ad ’02 A R L I N G T O N , VA .


Communicator of the Year Award

Young Alumni of the Year Award

James T. Tiedge Memorial Award

Young Alumnus of the Year Award

Professional Achievement Award

Laurie A. Scheer, Sp ’78

Angelo R. Trozzolo, Comm ’97

James R. Keppler, Sp ’79, and Deborah Schaefer Keppler, Jour ’80

K A N S A S C I T Y, M O .

A L E X A N D R I A , VA .





Distinguished Alumnus in Dentistry Award

Outstanding Dental Service Award

Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Andrew Christopher, D.D.S., Dent ’47

Thomas E. Raimann, D.D.S., Dent ’80

Willie L. Hines, Jr., Sp ’88

M C L E A N , VA .


Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert E. Quinn, Arts ’58 S COT TS DA L E , A R I Z .




Young Alumnus of the Year Award

M Club Hy Popuch Memorial Service Award

Robert L. and William P. McCahill Award

Jamil M. Lott, Arts ’07

Brian C. Brewer, Bus Ad ’96

Allison E. Miller, Comm ’13

S T. PA U L , M I N N .

C E DA R B U R G , W I S .


Pedro Arrupe Award Awarded September 2013

Lisa K. Hamann, H Sci ’14 O CO N O M OWO C , W I S .

Mary Neville Bielefeld Award

Peg Finucan Fennig, Dent Hy ’53, Grad ’79 C U D A H Y, W I S .

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Friends of Marquette Athletics Award

Patrick J. Carlin, Bus Ad ’65, and Jane Gramling Carlin, Sp ’67 POSTHUMOUSLY R A L E I G H , N .C .

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Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Lawrence H. Siewert, Bus Ad ’63, Grad ’72 WA U WAT O S A , W I S .

Educational Policy and Leadership Achievement Award

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Achievement Award

Dr. JoAnn Kallenberger Sternke, Sp ’81

Dr. Bonnie J. BeheeSemler, Grad ’90, ’96

P E WA U K E E , W I S .


Young Alumna of the Year Award

Dr. Tatiana Joseph, Arts ’05 M I LWA U K E E


Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Professional Achievement Award

Entrepreneurial Award

Service Award

William R. Stemper, Eng ’77

Randol R. Spaulding, Eng ’83

James G. Shaw, Eng ’63

Bruce A. Spann, Eng ’80 M I LWA U K E E

B E R W Y N , PA .

W E ST B E N D, W I S .


Young Alumna of the Year Award

Dr. Jennifer Schilling Connelly, Eng ’99 B R O O K F I E L D, W I S .



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Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Professional Achievement Award

Service to Marquette Award

Young Alumnus of the Year Award

Dr. John A. Schneider, Med Tech ’91

Dr. LaDora Vaughan Thompson, PT ’84, Grad ’91

Alma D. Peters, Sp ’75, Grad ’76

Dr. Michael L. Puthoff, Arts ’98, PT ’00

F O X P O I N T, W I S .






Alumnus of the Year Award

Patrick O. Dunphy, Law ’76 M I LWA U K E E

Lifetime Achievement Award

Howard B. Eisenberg Service Award

William J. Mulligan, Law ’60

Dawn R. Caldart, Law ’01 S H O R E WO O D, W I S .

Matthew J. Banker, Law ’01 L O U I S V I L L E , K Y.



Charles W. Mentkowski Sports Law Alumnus of the Year Award


Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award

Distinguished Alumna in Service to Nursing Award

Spirit of the College of Professional Studies Award

Leadership Excellence Award

Dorothy J. Klofta, Nurs ’59

Judith Goessele Russell, Nurs ’64

James M. Milner, Prof St ’03

Shelley J. Bobb, Grad ’11

Coreen Dicus-Johnson, Comm ’93





Friend of the College Award



Young Alumnus of the Year Award

Derek T. Ehrhardt, Nurs ’96 D E C AT U R , G A .

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Friend of the College Award

Kathleen Malone Ruehlow O CO N O M OWO C , W I S .

Distinguished Alumnus Award Awarded September 2013

Patrick J. Souders, Comm ’91 A R L I N G T O N , VA .

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Congratulations to this year’s Alumni National Award recipients. You make Marquette proud.

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V’s offers “old-fashioned guy

services,” Renaud says, including haircuts, facials and even shoeshines. Men choose single services or packages ranging from the “Tune up” at $18 to trim stragglers between haircuts to “The Whole Works,” which V’s Barbershop boasts is “the best.” But

class notes the straight razor shave that was nearly a forgotten pleasure among modern men really put V’s on the map in San Clemente. It quickly became customers’ top request. “We give more shaves than anybody else in Orange County,” Renaud says.

His shop is modeled after classic

barbershops of the 1950s, complete with fully restored barber chairs. “The chairs are works of art themselves,” Renaud says, “worth $3,200 each.” There is a flat-screen television available at each chair. The walls of the award-winning shop are, of course, papered with Green Bay

Need a shave?

Packers, Marquette and Wisconsin sports memorabilia. — Joni Moths Mueller

John Renaud, Arts ’80, went from biotech to barbershop. Renaud traveled plenty in the early evolution of his business career and always relaxed in the best way possible, by settling into the barber chair for a straight razor, hot towel shave.

Then, the entrepreneur who founded three biotech companies — Immunex,

NeXstar and Gilead Sciences — decided it was time to establish a business that didn’t require travel. He chose a franchise of V’s Barbershop, with a focus on bringing the men of San Clemente, Calif., the kind of comfort barbershop treatments Renaud enjoyed. It looks like he anticipated their needs well. V’s Barbershop earned “Best Barbershop” honors from San Clementans for five consecutive years. Marquette Magazine


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1951 Ken Derdzinski, Arts ’51, and his wife, Aurora, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in a Mass with Bishop Donald Hying at St. Alphonsus Parish in Greendale, Wis. The event was part of the Milwaukee Archiocese program that honors couples celebrating 25, 50 or more years of marriage. He is a graduate of Marquette University High School (1947), and she graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. They are parents of nine and grandparents of 21. Three of their grandchildren from Milwaukee attended Marquette: Marie, Bus Ad ’06; Jane, Bus Ad ’08; and Michele, Comm ’12.

♥ Mary Alice (Magladry) Goodin, Grad ’51, and George V. Goodin, Arts ’52, celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2013. They have been blessed with seven children.

1956 Harry Holz, Bus Ad ’56, Law ’58, was named a fellow of the


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Wisconsin Law Foundation Class of 2013. Tom Kenney, Bus Ad ’56, and Shirley (Norton) Kenney, Arts ’57, were awarded the 2013 Matthew 25 award by Rev. Cirilo Florez of the Diocese of San Diego. The award is given to individuals who through their performance of compassionate service exemplify Christ’s ministry to those in need. They coordinate 40 volunteers who gather food from local grocery stores daily and deliver it to 800 needy families each week. More than 530,000 pounds of food were distributed in 2013.

1957 Daniel P. Hanley, Jr., Jour ’57, was elected to the Milwaukee Press Club Hall of Fame for outstanding service to journalism and the community.

1958 Arthur Kasper, Jour ’58, published the novel The Afghan File Affair in June.


Peter Schmitt, Sp ’59, published his first novel, The Network, the story of a young law student wrongfully convicted of firstdegree murder and the group of alumni who work to set him free. Bob Silah, Bus Ad ’59, was one of six veterans in the inaugural class inducted into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame, which

recognizes veterans for contributions to the state during or after military service. The retired Navy captain was heavily involved with Operation Helping Hand, which helps active-duty wounded and their families at a Tampa hospital.

1961 Jacqueline (Hansen) Maggiore, Arts ’61, co-authored Fluent in Faith — the Gift of Mary McCormick, a biography of a Milwaukee laywoman who missioned in the barrios of Bogota, Colombia. It was published by Marquette University Press. She traveled to Santiago, Chile, in October 2012 to launch the publication of Aquí Quiero Estar, the Spanish translation of her earlier work Vessel of Clay — The Inspirational Journey of Sister Carla, published by the University of Scranton Press.

1962 Dr. Ronald V. Dorst, Dent ’62, is an avid racquetball player nationally ranked in doubles play by USA Racquetball. He also is a regular medal winner in track and field at the National Senior Games and was recognized for 15 years of consecutive participation in the games.

1963 Dr. Arden Thorsbakken, Dent ’63, published the children’s book Ozzie the Spider, a simple, comical glance at the circle of life.


Frank Daily, Jour ’64, Law ’68, was named a fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation Class of 2013. John Lamm, Bus Ad ’64, is owner of Lammscapes, a landscape

design and building company in Jackson, Wis. He also owns Lamm Gardens, a garden center that offers gardening services and a fall hayride. Don McGill, Arts ’64, was awarded the 2013 Father Cascia Community Service Award in recognition of three decades of volunteer service to the St. Vincent DePaul Society in the Archdiocese of Hartford, Conn. He is a founding member of the society and was involved in the creation, legal work and growth of the society, which built and established a soup kitchen and culinary school, homeless shelter, thrift store and mental housing facility, and access to affordable housing in the greater Waterbury, Conn., area. In further recognition of his work to maintain the social services safety net, he was awarded official citations by the Connecticut General Assembly and city of Waterbury. He continues to practice law and is an avid fan of the Marquette Golden Eagles.

1966 J. Dennis Papp, Jour ’66, published Fear Was My Only Weapon, his true story of how, as a personnel clerk, he maintained his sanity and survived a tour in Vietnam when he wasn’t allowed ammunition for his M–16. John J. Pilch, Grad ’66, Grad ’72, was inducted into the Association of Polish Biblical Scholars at the annual meeting in September in Torun, Poland. He co-authored Social Science Commentary on the DeuteroPauline Letters and lectures in the Odyssey Program, an enrichment program for lifelong learners, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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1968 The Hon. W. Greg Ryberg, Arts ’68, accepted the position of chief operating officer of the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission. He has been a member of the Marquette Board of Trustees since 2008.


Mike Fagan, Arts ’69, retired after 36 years in higher education. Most recently, he was a professor of psychology and an academic dean at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro.

Avon lady Carmen (Lopez) Conklin, Sp ’87, puts to rest outdated images of the Avon lady. Conklin is division sales manager of Avon Products Inc. in New York City, the company’s top U.S. division with $60 million in sales. “We’re the New York team,” she says and proudly boasts that her team made or beat every initiative and incentive the company offered in 2013. Conklin manages 19 corporate associates and 8,000 independent contractors in New York, the Bronx and Brooklyn. The team sells Avon lines of jewelry, clothing and cosmetics and also recruits new members to their ranks. Conklin didn’t start out in sales. She came to Marquette from Puerto Rico and graduated with a degree in broadcast communication. She soon realized sales were a better fit for her personality. After joining Avon in 2002, Conklin hit the road to meet customers and understand firsthand what it takes to be an Avon Representative. She discovered it begins with relating to others. “It’s about understanding what a person needs,” she explains, “knowing your products and getting her the right products she can afford.” As division sales manager, Conklin tries to be the best coach possible to her team. “Avon gives opportunities to women in all walks of life to open their own business and be entrepreneurial,” she says. “My role is to develop top sellers and top recruiters, to understand what they want to make and sell, and where they want to go. I help them build a business plan to get them there.” Conklin also hopes to use her background to help Avon develop strategies for the Latino market, the biggest segment of U.S. population growth. — Joni Moths Mueller

Michael Felt, Sp ’69, Grad ’71, was elected vice chairman of the board of trustees for Halifax Community College in Wheldon, N.C. He was also appointed to the State Employees’ Credit Union Advisory Board of Directors. James D. Friedman, Arts ’69, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP was named to the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list. Michael J. Gonring, Jour ’69, Law ’82, of Milwaukee’s

Quarles & Brady LLP was named to the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list. William J. Oetgen, Jr., Arts ’69, is executive vice president for science, education and quality at the American College of Cardiology.

1970 Daniel Carpenter, Jour ’70, published his third book, Indiana Out Loud: Dan Carpenter on the Heartland Beat, in 2013 with the Indiana Historical Society Press. The book draws from his career with The Indianapolis Marquette Magazine


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Star, from which he retired after 36 years, most of them as a columnist.

1971 Brady Williamson, Arts ’71, of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., in Madison, Wis., was named a local litigation star by Benchmark Litigation, which identifies leading U.S. trial attorneys and firms at local and national levels.

1972 Kathleen A. Gray, Arts ’72, Law ’82, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP was named to the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list.


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1976 David B. Kern, Arts ’76, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP was named to the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list. Thomas P. McElligott, Arts ’76, Law ’83, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP was named to the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list. John A. Rothstein, Arts ’76, Law ’79, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP was named to the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list.

♥ Al Weingart, Bus Ad ’76, Law ’80, and Mary (Pihringer)

Weingart, Med Tech ’76, Grad ’81, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in November 2013. The attendants at their wedding were Ann (Pihringer) Leonardelli, Med Tech ’78, and Christopher Blake, Dent ’78. They have two sons, Nathan, Eng ’13, and Andrew, Eng ’12.

1978 Rory Gillespie, Jour ’78, is communications director and vocations assistant for the order of St. Camillus at its U.S. delegation headquarters in Wauwatosa, Wis. Terry Kelly, Arts ’78, was elected to a third term as Palatine (Ill.) township assessor.


John Biskaduros, Eng ’79, was hired by SRA International as team leader for the data links migration team, supporting the CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense. He left the Pentagon after five years on the staff of the chief of naval operations, which supports common avionics architecture system requirements and resourcing. He lives in Fairfax, Va., with his wife, Liz (Konrath) Biskaduros, Dent Hy ’82, and their five children.

1980 Kevin Kluesner, Jour ’80, Grad ’94, is vice president of clinical services for the hospital division of Milwaukee’s Columbia St. Mary’s Health System.

Kimberly Koehler Freitag, Arts ’80, received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Northern Illinois University in May 2013. She presented her dissertation research at the World Gifted Conference in August in Louisville, Ky.

1981 Robert H. Duffy, Arts ’81, Law ’84, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP was named to the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list. Julianna Ebert, Law ’81, was named a fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation Class of 2013.

1982 Mark A. Kircher, Arts ’82, Law ’85, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP was named to the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list.

1983 Dr. Keith Fabisiak, Arts ’83, is assistant chief of pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center in California and uses his passion for pediatrics and gardening to help combat childhood obesity. He has launched several programs to teach children how to grow vegetables and serves on the board of directors for a nonprofit community garden. Philip Spittler, Eng ’83, left PMA LLC in Ann Arbor, Mich., after 25 years to join the Walsh Group in Chicago as a project executive.

1984 Walk into the lobby at work this morning and the security guard shouts “We Are!” #WeAreMarquette JIM LOV E ON T W ITTER


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Brian Hill, Eng ’84, was named general manager of North America for Bachmann Electronic GmbH in Grayslake, Ill.

1985 Walter J. Skipper, Bus Ad ’85, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP was named to the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list.

1986 ♥ Jim Kubicek, Arts ’86, and Mary Jansen-Kubicek, Arts ’86, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in October with their closest family and friends at the Hoyt Park Grand Room in Wauwatosa, Wis. They were married Oct. 22, 1988 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Milwaukee. He is an administrator for the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, and she is a hospice social worker for the Aurora VNA Hospice. They live in Wauwatosa with their teenage sons, David and Matthew.

1987 Timothy Heuer, Bus Ad ’87, is director of enrollment research and systems at Loyola University Chicago. He received his MBA from Loyola and was awarded two patents for inventing a system of predictive analytics to keep patients with chronic diseases healthy. Carmen (Lopez) Conklin, Sp ’87, is division sales manager for Avon Products Inc. in metro New York and was the country’s top salesperson for 2013. Her sales team was first out of 60 in the country for 2013. She manages 15 corporate associates and 8,000 independent contractors who sell and recruit for Avon. Brian Smigelski, Law ’87, was named a 2013 Top 25 Milwaukee Super Lawyer. He works in litigation, construction and employment law at DeWitt, Ross & Stevens S.C.

Michael Faber, Grad ’89, co-authored the gerontology textbook Introduction to Aging: A Positive Interdisciplinary Approach, published by the Springer Publishing Co. He teaches gerontology and directs the Older Learner Center at Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College.


James Bellew, PT ’90, was promoted to full professor at the University of Indianapolis. He also was conference president for the IV International Scientific Meeting of Ibramed in Amparo, Brazil.

James O’Neil, Law ’88, climbed to the summit of Washington’s Mount Rainier in August 2013.


Trina (McPherson) Barlow, Arts ’89, is director of marketing and communications for, which makes and sells earth-friendly apparel and accessories. She and her team employ women who fled war-torn nations and live in the United States.


Jennifer (Geigel) Mikulay, Arts ’90, was promoted to associate dean of the communication and technology division of the School of Arts and Sciences at Milwaukee’s Alverno College. John K. Rossman, Comm ’90, was named to the executive steering committee of the Consumer Relations Consortium.


Melissa (Malterer) Wavelet, Arts ’90, was named director of the office of performance and strategic outcomes in the Colorado Department of Human Services. She is responsible for enhancing the department’s C-State performance management strategy and overseeing the department’s budget office, audit division, administrative review division and food stamp quality assurance division.

1991 Brett Kissela, Arts ’91, was named Albert Barnes Voorheis Chair of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. Previously, he was department vice chair.

1992 Sandra Whitehead, Comm ’92, presented the paper “A Snapshot of World News on 12 International Websites” with Marquette associate professor Dr. James F. Scotton at the 18th annual conference of the

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David G. Wiatrowski, Eng ’87, received the honorary title of Dan Noble Fellow from Motorola Solutions Inc. Given to less than one-half of one percent of Motorola’s technical professional staff, it’s the highest award for a company technologist and recognizes outstanding technical creativity, innovative ability and productive achievements.

Arab–U.S. Association of Communication Educators in Tangier, Morocco. The paper was named one of the top six English-language papers. She is a faculty member in the College of Professional Studies and at Rafik Hariri University in Lebanon.

1993 Rebecca Bradley, Bus Ad ’93, was elected to a six-year term as a Milwaukee County circuit court judge after being appointed to the position in November 2012. Jeanette Hurt, Jour ’93, will release her eighth book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten-Free Eating, this year. She also will be a featured speaker at the June Blue Ribbon Cheese Festival at the Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago, Wis. John McDonald, Bus Ad ’93, was named a 2013 Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal.


Stroke of luck Or maybe lucky strokes ruled the day at Ireland’s Ballybunion Golf Course because even on fairways across the Atlantic some Marquetters connected. Greg Ryberg, Arts ’68, a member of the Board of Trustees, and Teddy Stuebi, Bus Ad ’09, realized they shared a blue and gold link. Stuebi and his dad, Robert, were two-thirds of the three-person golf team that won the member/ guest event last spring, a competition open to overseas members in alternating years. Ryberg got to see the Steubis claim the championship. “Winning at Ballybunion places you in an extra-special category,” says Ryberg, who is a member at the fabled golf course. “Teddy becomes a rockstar in my book.” Send us your two-minute story! Email us at Marquette Magazine


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Tom Potter, Bus Ad ’93, is a commercial banking relationship manager for the Montana region of U.S. Bank.


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1995 Grant Grabowski, Comm ’95, was hired as travel coordinator for 20th Century Fox for its upcoming film The Fantastic Four (2015). The movie will be shot in Louisiana and New York. Bernard J. Kearney, III, Arts ’95, Grad ’97, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP was named to the 2013 Wisconsin Rising Stars list. David Siewert, Arts ’95, is director of philanthropy for Make-A-Wish America in Phoenix.

1996 Andrew Olsen, Bus Ad ’96, gave the June 2013 Commencement address at his alma mater, Bayfield (Wis.) Public High School. He is manager of entertainment and broadcasting for the Milwaukee Brewers.

1998 Erin (Crotty) Troia, Comm ’98, is vice president of analytics at Graham-Pelton Consulting, a full-service fundraising consulting firm based in New York.


Noleta L. Jansen, Arts ’99, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP was named to the 2013 Wisconsin Rising Stars list.

2002 Dr. Michael Clark, H Sci ’02, was appointed to the Special Olympics Wisconsin Board of Directors. He is an emergency medicine physician at Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston, Wis.

Jill Rauh, Arts ’02, was promoted to assistant director of education for the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development.


processing at U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Nick Valenziano, Bus Ad ’03, was promoted to dean of students at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill.

Maurizio Azzarello, Grad ’03, is a visiting instructor of economics at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis. He wrote a story about self-employment for the October 2013 Marquette Business Update newsletter.


Jessica Gatzke, Bus Ad ’03, Grad ’04, was promoted to senior manager at Milwaukee’s Scribner, Cohen & Company, SC.

Kevin Ratay, Comm ’04, founded Separation Sales Consultants, a corporate sales training firm based in Chicago that helps empower professionals with a unique approach to sales.

Emily Holtzclaw, Comm ’03, was promoted to on-air personality for the morning show Kellog & Co. with Chris & Emily on Soft Rock 101.5 KPLA in Columbia, Mo. She has been with Cumulus Broadcasting since 2004. Michael Keppen, Arts ’03, was promoted to lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy and is director of student control and


Jonathan W. Hackbarth, Arts ’04, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP was named to the 2013 Wisconsin Rising Stars list.

2005 Abigail Krystowiak, Bus Ad ’05, is retail planning manager for Diesel USA in New York, overseeing all financial and merchandise plans for retail stores, e-commerce and company outlets.



35 years & counting Bill and Nancy Stemper will mark their 35th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11. The immediate family that can trace early roots to Orientation, when Nancy, Sp ’78, Grad ’79, and Bill, Eng ’77, met on Central Mall, is now officially, fully Marquette with youngest son Danny due on campus this fall as an engineering freshman. From left to right: Bobby, Bus Ad ’06, with daughter Cecilia; daughter-in-law Alicia, Comm ’06; Nancy; Bill; Kristina, a senior in the College of Business Administration; Lauren, H Sci ’11; and Danny. The extended family reaches back to the early 1900s and includes four generations of Marquetters. Are you celebrating a milestone event? Tell us. Send a picture to


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2006 Khalaf M. Khalaf, Arts ’06, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP was named to the 2013 Wisconsin Rising Stars list.

2007 Dan Calandriello, Bus Ad ’07, was appointed to the Orland Park (Ill.) Village Board of Trustees.

Never say never Doctors said Cory Harris, Arts ’11, would never run again. They didn’t know him. Harris was driving on the expressway near Mukwonago, Wis., on Sept. 28, 2009, when a semi-trailer traveling at nearly 70 mph collided with his car.

The accident almost cost Harris his left leg. Doctors said he would have to

learn to walk again, and running was out of the question. For Harris, who ran cross country in high school and made distance running a key part of his life, the diagnosis posed a challenge.

“Once the doctor told me I would likely never run again, I instantly said,

Theresa (Young) Catalano, H Sci ’07, received her master’s of public health degree from the University of Missouri in May 2013 and was promoted to hematology supervisor at University of Missouri Healthcare. Jon Dooley, Ph.D., Grad ’07, was named assistant vice president for student life and dean of campus life at Elon University in North Carolina. Katie Reilly, Bus Ad ’07, performs and oversees audits and other accounting services as a manager at Reilly, Penner & Benton LLC.


‘Yes, I can,’” Harris says. “You always push more when someone tells you that


you can’t do something.”

Amanda Burns, Arts ’09, graduated from the Erikson Institute in Chicago and is a senior kindergarten teacher at Catherine Cook School in Chicago.

His recovery was slow and painful. He spent three hours each day doing

physical therapy while in a wheelchair.

“I had to mentally and physically teach myself to walk and run again,” he

says. “Walking and running is a natural thing. Once I had a rod in my leg, I lost that instinct.”

Since his accident, Harris has finished more than 20 5K races. But he hasn’t

stopped with that short distance. He also ran the Chicago Marathon, Boston Marathon and Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minn. Next up, he will run a marathon in Italy.

“The goal was to run a 5K race, which turned into a marathon, then the

Boston Marathon and now the Rome Marathon,” Harris says. “My lifetime goal is to run a marathon in all 50 states and on all seven continents.” — Elizabeth McGovern

William Burns, Eng ’09, graduated from Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and is an emergency medicine resident at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Robyn Dunn, Comm ’09, Grad ’11, was promoted to assistant director of the annual fund at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga.

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Deanna Radjenovich, Arts ’09, was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in October. She is a staff attorney for the state of Illinois.

Devine, Sp ’88; Matt Hayes, Grad ’03; Becky Duffy, Bus Ad ’00; Chris Duffy, Eng ’00; Mandy Ryan Knapp, Comm ’00; and Dave Scriven-Young, Arts ’00.


Dimple Patel, Arts ’02, PT ’04, and John Haupt, Sept. 14, 2013 in Rosemont, Ill.

Alex Gelhar, Comm ’10, is an associate writer and editor in the digital features department of NFL Digital Media.

2011 Samantha Cole, H Sci ’11, graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in December 2013 with a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders, with an emphasis in early childhood special education. She works for the Black River Falls (Wis.) School District as a speechlanguage pathologist. Jeff Engel, Comm ’11, joined Xconomy Wisconsin, a news and events company committed to hyper-local coverage of high technology. James Harvey, Arts ’11, is a Maryknoll lay missioner in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, working to combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation of men, women and transgender people.

2013 Matthew J. Ludden, Law ’13, works in the corporate practice group of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. As a law student, he was an associate editor for the Marquette Law Review and editor of the Marquette Sports Law Review. Joe Scannell, Arts ’13, was selected for a reserve commission as a public affairs officer in the U.S. Navy. He supports the Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Va.


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Erin (Muldoon) Kresse, Comm ’91, Grad ’04, and William Kresse, June 1, 2013 at the McDonough Chapel on the campus of St. Xavier University in Chicago. The couple lives in Chicago. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Anne (Kresse) Pillion, Bus Ad ’88; Ellen (Kresse) Lamb, Eng ’86; Cari Noga, Comm ’91; Matt Filla, Arts ’91; Katharine P. Smith, alumna nongraduate; Sue Weinlein, Comm ’91; Donald Kresse, Eng ’62; Patricia Kresse, PT ’95; John Friel, Eng ’95; Debra Cronin, Grad ’08; Mary (Seroczynski) Gavin, PT ’91; Kathryn (Dermody) Kresse, Sp ’61; Christine Wiseman, formerly Marquette associate vice president for academic affairs and professor of law from 1998–2002 and current president of St. Xavier University; William Wiseman, Arts ’70, Law ’73; Michael Fitzgerald, CJPA ’80; Amy Cattapan, Arts ’96; and Noel Pawlak, Bus Ad ’90. Catherine Janowski, Arts ’00, and Ryan Downing, April 20, 2013 at St. Michael in Old Town in Chicago. Rev. Tom Donaldson presided. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Katherine Scriven-Young, Arts ’00; and Amelia Drozda, Bus Ad ’04. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Tom Janowski, Arts ’63; Tom Janowski, Jr., Arts ’88; Michelle Smith Janowski, Comm ’89; Don Newberg, Bus Ad ’63; Chris


Lincy (Joseph) Punnoose, H Sci ’02, PT ’04; Leena (Kurien) Varghese, Arts ’02, PT ’04; Eleanore (Ely) Ducduc, Arts ’01, PT ’03; Jennifer Mueller (Batie), H Sci ’02, PT ’04; and Christine Badiola, H Sci ’01, PT ’06. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Janelle (Agulo) Punzenburger, Arts ’02; Luke Punzenburger, Comm ’02; Amar Shah, Bus Ad ’01; Vikas Chokshi, Bus Ad ’02; Ravi Kumrah, H Sci ’02; Brian Burghardt, Arts ’01; Gynnie (Loy) Pascual, Arts ’00, PT ’02; Jaspreet (Bhullar) Kaleka, Bus Ad ’04; Pardeep Kaleka, Arts ’00; Jeannette (Batie) Russell, H Sci ’02; Eric Soriano, Nurs ’01; Kenneth Mueller, Nurs ’01; Jan Garcia, Arts ’01; and Jereme Trunk, H Sci ’03, PT ’05.

Julia K. (Brzostowicz) Nilsen, Arts ’05, and Mark A. Nilsen, Aug. 2, 2013 at the Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis. She is a development manager for the Wisconsin Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and he is a firefighter for the city of Milwaukee. The bride’s mother is Cynthia A. Crebbin, Jour ’70. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Becky (Reynolds) Kohl, PT ’07; Tina (Zabel) Crichton, Bus Ad ’05, Grad ’06; and Jenny (Krema) Theisen, H Sci ’06, PT ’07. Brian Resop, H Sci ’05, Dent ’08, and Katrina (Hoffman) Resop, Bus Ad ’06, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Fond du Lac, Wis. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Lisa (Paczkowski) DeFors, Bus Ad ’06; Ted Schrubbe, H Sci ’05, Dent ’08; Brian Svoboda, Arts ’05, Dent ’08; and Matt Willis, Bus Ad ’06.

Dan Barnes, Bus Ad ’05, and Kate (Waers) Barnes, Bus Ad ’05, May 18, 2013 at St. Ann’s Church in Prairie Village, Kan.

Christine Bestor, Arts ’06, and (Steven) Todd Townsend, Comm ’05, June 28, 2013 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. Rev. Jeffrey Haines, Arts ’81, presided. The reception, which many alumni attended, was at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He is an assistant men’s basketball coach at Drake University, and she is an attorney.



Marty McDonnell, Eng ’06; Chris Krakowski, Bus Ad ’05; Adam Hackman, Bus Ad ’05; Matthew Goebel, H Sci ’06; Maureen O’Neill, Bus Ad ’05; Lauren (Marani) Schoen, Comm ’05; Lora (Michaelides) Schoenholtz, Comm ’05; Carolyn Timberlake, Comm ’05; and Rachael Saffa, Arts ’05.

Caitlin (Feiereisen) Klister, Arts ’05; Jenna (Shultz) Free, Comm ’06; Travis Diener, Comm ’05; Adam Bestor, Grad ’03; and Marcus Higgins, Bus Ad ’07.

Nick McIntyre, Arts ’05, and Katie Kaczynski, Comm ’05, Aug. 24, 2013 at St. Demetrios Church in Chicago. Megan Mulherin, Bus Ad ’06, was maid of honor. Twenty other alumni attended.

Jennifer (Beio) Jones, Comm ’07, and Clay Jones, Oct. 12, 2013 at the River Café in Brooklyn, N.Y. The couple lives in Brooklyn, where he is an executive strategy director and partner at Undercurrent LLC and she is a digital director at Ikon3, an advertising startup. Christy Pregont, Comm ’07, was in the wedding. Jennifer Harris, H Sci, ’06, attended.

Robyn Dunn, Comm ’09, Grad ’11, and Christopher Dunn, March 23, 2013 at the Catholic Church of St. Gabriel in Fayetteville, Ga. Mollie Gengler, Arts ’09, and Balamurugan “Bala” Pandiyan, Grad ’01, June 29, 2012 at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wauwatosa, Wis. The couple lives in Milwaukee. She works as an analyst in Mequon, and he teaches at the University of Wisconsin– Whitewater. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Vijay Govindarajan, Grad ’08; Mehdi Maadooliat, Grad ’06;

Caress Dean, Arts ’09; and Anjali Menon, Bus Ad ’09, Grad ’12. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Sunil Kumar, Grad ’11; Christa Hatch, H Sci ’09; Susan (Gengler) Liermann, Nurs ’88; Praful Aggarwal, Grad ’11; Rebecca Cesarz, Arts ’97, Grad ’04; Paul Savariappan, Grad ’06; Mukta Joshi, Grad ’06; Victoria Rajamanickam, Grad ’05; Prachi Pradeep, Grad ’11; Zachary Buelow, Arts ’01, Grad ’03; Karl Stamm, Arts ’06, Grad ’09; Jayalakshmi Gopalan, Grad ’06; and Kirthi Pulakanti, Grad ’11.

Michael Manganaro, Arts ’09, and Laura (Smith) Manganaro, Nurs ’09, April 20, 2013 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. The reception was held at the Pfister Hotel. The couple lives in Chicago, where she is a labor and delivery nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and he works for the Bears. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY


Elizabeth Mallof, Nurs ’09; Caitlin Mackinnon, Nurs ’09; Kaleigh Foszcz, Nurs ’09; Katherine Manganaro, Arts ’11; John Manganaro, Comm ’13; Matthew Grodecki, Bus Ad ’09; Jack Huerter, Arts ’09; and Michael Mcgivern, Bus Ad ’09. Current student Annie Manganaro also was in the wedding party.

Tim Lenaghan, Arts ’09; Amanda Irvine, Comm ’09; Rob Irvine, Arts ’10; Stephanie Hughes, Nurs ’09; Charlie Tack, Eng ’10; and Pete Drozda, Bus Ad ’10.

John Prochniak, Grad ’09, and Monica Prochniak, June 20, 2013 at the Islander Resort in Islamorada, Fla. The couple

Phil Lenaghan, Arts ’09, and Jessie (Lautmann) Lenaghan, H Sci ’09, Aug. 17, 2013 at St. Hedwig’s Church in Milwaukee.

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Larissa Skyba, Eng ’07, and Ryan Mitchell, Eng ’07, June 21, 2013 at St. James in Arlington Heights, Ill. The reception was at the Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove. The couple honeymooned in Maui.

lives in Medford, Ore., where he is the assistant director of operations for Brim Aviation and she works for the Medford Police Department. Sarah (Hartley) Stollberg, H Sci ’09, PT ’11, and Ben Stollberg, H Sci ’09, July 13, 2013 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. The couple lives in Starkville, Miss., where he is an athletic trainer and she is a physical therapist. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Josh Cowdy, H Sci ’09; Kaitlin Hong, H Sci ’09, PT ’11; Katie Werner, H Sci ’09, PA ’10; and Evan Kelly, Eng ’09. Matt Costello, Grad ’11, and Kristen (Billmyer) Costello, H Sci ’13, Aug. 23, 2013 at Elmbrook Church, followed by a reception at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee.

SHARE THE MOMENT Stephanie (Rappe) Spanheimer, Ed ’11, and Ryan Spanheimer, Eng ’10, Law ’13, joined in marriage in July at Old St. Mary’s Church and celebrated with friends at the Milwaukee Art Museum. See a Flickr gallery of newlyweds at marquette. edu/magazine, and consider sharing a wedding moment with Marquette Magazine. Patrick Manning Photography. Please obtain permission before sending professional photos.

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in memoriam

Donald A. Olson, Eng ’34 Joseph E. Voyer, Bus Ad ’36 Charles J. Merdinger, Eng ’39 Bernard C. White, Bus Ad ’40 Wilma J. Thrush Bednarz, Arts ’41 Virginia M. De Leers Jaques, Bus Ad ’41 Edwin J. McWilliams, Bus Ad ’41 Harry E. Petrie, Law ’41 Ruth D. Miller Schwerman, Med Tech ’41 Jeanette G. Greb Wade, Nurs ’41 Edward V. Hastings, Arts ’42, Med ’44 Robert D. Leutner, Bus Ad ’42 John M. Millunzi, Arts ’42 Carroll N. Schield, Dent ’42 Joseph C. Storto, Eng ’42 Dorothy E. Ritzler Stresing, Jour ’42 Charlotte M. Kufalk Uhal, Arts ’42 John J. Brennan, Arts ’43, Med ’46, Grad ’55 Jerome J. Butler, Eng ’43 John E. Del-Zio, Dent ’43 Janice C. Chamberlain Loebl, Sp ’43 Vera L. Uldrain Repa, Sp ’43 Fay M. Tonnsen Wilhelm, Dent Hy ’43 Marion M. Hermann Bergmann, Sp ’44 Adele M. Walker Dineen, Arts ’44 Bernice M. Hrdlick Hartnett, Jour ’44 Lawrence W. Smith, Arts ’44, Med ’46 Richard P. Berg, Eng ’45 Herbert E. Cone, Dent ’45 Jean G. Friedrich, Sp ’45 Patricia M. Kochanski Gantz, Arts ’45 Marjorie F. Desmond Healy, Arts ’45 Madelyn C. Arms, Grad ’46 Lucille M. Mikna Hushek, Bus Ad ’46 John E. Kirby, Eng ’46 Keith D. Summers, Eng ’46


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John A. Van Susteren, Med ’46 Eileen A. Courtney Biersteker, Nurs ’47 Helen I. Spriet Kunches, Nurs ’47 Donald P. LaSage, Eng ’47 George J. Magovern, Med ’47 Charles M. Russell, Eng ’47 Robert J. Aber, Eng ’48 Eliot M. Bernstein, Law ’48 Louis V. di Donato, Arts ’48 Norbert L. Ellmann, Grad ’48 Herbert Goldstein, Arts ’48 Thomas J. LaFleur, Jour ’48 Robert B. Literski, Arts ’48 Thomas E. Mohr, Eng ’48 Marion C. Hoff Schmitz, Med Tech ’48 John H. Stracke, Arts ’48, Grad ’56 Mary Beth Sell Whalen, Jour ’48

Philip V. Carducci, Arts ’51 George T. Christensen, Bus Ad ’51 Robert M. Daul, Eng ’51 Morton H. Komisar, Bus Ad ’51 Billie D. Ritter Massaro, Dent Hy ’51 Oscar B. Mohr, Eng ’51 Roger J. Nierengarten, Law ’51 Neil E. Park, Dent ’51 M.D. Skillingstad, Arts ’51 Francis A. Smith, Arts ’51 Thomas E. Sullivan, Bus Ad ’51 Harriet L. Christiansen Todd, Arts ’51 Joan A. Conroy Weber, Arts ’51, Grad ’57 Joseph P. Bowen, Bus Ad ’52 John P. Gaffney, Eng ’52 Lawrence J. Green, Eng ’52 Thomas R. Laughlin, Arts ’52 Darol A. Robarge, Arts ’52

Mary C. Peroutka Knappmiller, Nurs ’57 Harriet E. Galligan Lazinski, Nurs ’57, Grad ’62 Lester Neuens, Bus Ad ’57 Thomas P. Sancomb, Eng ’57 Robert R. Zusy, Arts ’57 Marjorai M. Carus, Nurs ’58, Grad ’60 A.D. Cook, Bus Ad ’58, Law ’61 James R. Hanley, Eng ’58, Law ’61 George P. Messenger, Med ’58 Michael P. Mulhern, Eng ’58, Law ’65 Marilyn W. Weaver Paulk, Dent Hy ’58 Robert J. Smeester, Eng ’58 Arthur L. Cherrier, Grad ’59 Diane J. Drufenbrock, Grad ’59 Joan M. Gallery, Grad ’59 Edward F. Hacala, Eng ’59 Andrea H. Burke Hammann, Sp ’59

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. Mary E. Spicuzza Woodward, Arts ’48 Richard K. Brehm, Arts ’49 Virginia L. Steinberger Bryans, Nurs ’49 Robert G. Germain, Grad ’49 Marian B. Haire, Nurs ’49 Walter J. Mahler, Bus Ad ’49 Joseph J. McCarthy, Arts ’49 Alois N. Mondloch, Eng ’49 Francis D. Murphy, Bus Ad ’49, Med ’57 W.D. Spring, Arts ’49, Grad ’51 Norbert J. Walker, Eng ’49 Joseph F. Zaffiro, Arts ’49 Paul A. Anderson, Arts ’50 John A. Becker, Bus Ad ’50 Francis W. Biehl, Eng ’50 Edward H. Majewski, Eng ’50, Grad ’63 Charles F. O’Connell, Bus Ad ’50 Russell J. Salentine, Dent ’50 Samuel G. Sanregret, Arts ’50 Robert W. Schuett, Bus Ad ’50 Glenn R. Simpson, Eng ’50 Joseph D. Starck, Eng ’50 Ellen J. Wendt Wright, Dent Hy ’50 Sandra B. Blumenthal Zetley, Sp ’50

Eugene F. Soens, Bus Ad ’52 Georgiann T. Tewes Sorenson, Sp ’52 Frances A. Dolan, Grad ’53 Robert J. Griffin, Eng ’53, Law ’60 Robert E. Martin, Arts ’53 Donald M. Oldham, Bus Ad ’53 Mary C. Miller Stepan, Arts ’53 James R. Berghoff, Med ’54 Mary P. Leadon Conway, Sp ’54 Paul R. Glunz, Arts ’54, Med ’57 Edward R. Koerschner, Eng ’54 Richard R. Mawhinney, Bus Ad ’54 Helen M. Doucette Rice, Arts ’54 Marshall T. Bergerud, Law ’55 Richard E. Foley, Bus Ad ’55 James W. Huber, Eng ’55 Vernon E. Malliet, Eng ’55 Thomas P. Sertich, Eng ’55 William J. Clark, Dent ’56 William H. Duehren, Eng ’56 Philip R. Kavanaugh, Med ’56 John P. Locksmith, Arts ’56, Med ’59 Frank J. Lumber, Arts ’56, Grad ’58 John D. McInnes, Bus Ad ’56 Diane C. Houle O’Connor, Arts ’56 Clyde W. Yellick, Med ’56

Ronald B. Mielke, Eng ’59 William B. Pomroy, Eng ’59 Terrance N. Touchett, Bus Ad ’59 Judith A. Schaefer Walsh, Dent Hy ’59, ’61 Roger Acra, Bus Ad ’60 Roderick M. Backey, Eng ’60 Charles A. Carsky, Bus Ad ’60 Robert J. Toohill, Med ’60 James D. Webster, Sp ’60 William O. Johnson, Eng ’61 Joseph S. Nykaza, Dent ’61 John B. Plantenberg, Grad ’61 Conrad I. Wipfli, Bus Ad ’61 Patricia E. Riley Zettinig, Nurs ’61, Grad ’71 Raymond E. Carney, Eng ’62 Richard J. Schlesinger, Eng ’62 Barbara N. Noland Baudhuin, Arts ’63 Aileen McCarron Bennett Murphy, Arts ’63 Catherine A. Satorius Euting, Nurs ’63 Thomas F. Kaye, Sp ’63 Ellen M. Proctor, Arts ’63 Gilbert W. Boettcher, Arts ’64

Patrick J. Conway, Arts ’74 John M. Jacobson, Arts ’74 James J. Miskell, Arts ’74 William Rumpf, Bus Ad ’74 Terry D. Schneider, Grad ’74 Thomas D. Holleback, Dent ’76 James W. Hollrith, Eng ’76 Anthony R. Peluso, Arts ’76 Bonnie K. Grall, Arts ’77 Bruce A. Cartwright, Jour ’78 James A. Lutter, Dent ’78 Joan T. Kozina, Sp ’81, Law ’86 Kevin J. Monahan, Bus Ad ’82 Scott E. Detert, Eng ’84 William E. Vaughan, Eng ’84 Sheri A. Betz Kraco, Bus Ad ’88 James Hutton, Arts ’89 Steven J. Mertz, Grad ’89 Todd R. Nommensen, Grad ’90 Thomas G. Dellemann,

Eng ’92, Grad ’99

Cheryl A. Jakubik, Comm ’93 Mark F. Rolloff, Grad ’93 Christopher A. Aiello, PT ’94 Jose E. Blanco, Grad ’99 Stephanie A. Schmude, Arts ’03 John A. Schaad, Grad ’05 Mireille S. Becker Zilvitis, Prof St ’08 Peter J. Lindley, Bus Ad ’10 Sarah J. Mayville, Grad ’10


Dr. Nicholas Contorno He reigned in the Varsity Theatre and at the north end of the BMO Harris Bradley Center basketball court during Golden Eagles games, always with his maestro’s baton raised, eyes sparkling and toe thumping. The director of music at Marquette for 24 years brought joy to music and music to students who wanted to continue playing instruments that brought some relief amid heavy college studies. His joie de vivre was contagious, his auto license plate “MU Band” ubiquitous for years. Dr. C died in February, leaving behind his wife, Lucille; son, Nick; and a libretto of memories.

Nick Rukamp, Arts ’11, and Josie Pierce, Nurs ’11, March 16, 2013 at Old St. Joseph Church in De Pere, Wis. She is an emergency room nurse, and he is completing a physician assistant program.

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Walter J. Eschenbach, Bus Ad ’64 Roger E. Gerbig, Grad ’64 Paul M. Pleska, Arts ’64, Law ’67 Ronald R. Rieck, Arts ’64 William W. Sheehan, Med ’64 Leroy S. Weyenberg, Arts ’64 Jane H. Heller Whyte, Dent Hy ’64 Andrew M. Adams, Arts ’65 Daniel H. Dewane, Arts ’65 Howard J. Palay, Med ’65 Claire J. Schubert, Nurs ’65 James J. Strupp, Arts ’65 John J. Brush, Arts ’66 Kenneth J. Dux, Eng ’66 Don W. Elleman, Bus Ad ’66, Grad ’74 Alfred J. Lightfoot, Grad ’66, ’68 William J. Schmid, Bus Ad ’66 Gregg A. Steber, Med ’66 Thomas J. Doyle, Med ’67 James P. Fee, Arts ’67 Anna L. Zvers Grosgalvis, Arts ’67 Joseph K. Kuemmel, Bus Ad ’67 Mark J. McDonald, Bus Ad ’67 James A. Minessale, Arts ’67 Thomas A. Nicoud, Eng ’67, Grad ’69 Mary A. Powers-Major, Arts ’67 Richard B. Ringle, Grad ’67 Linda J. Cortez Wall, Arts ’67 John H. Breunig, Eng ’68 John H. Endejan, Grad ’68 J.J. Flynn, Bus Ad ’68 Mary C. Kurtz, Grad ’68 Roger D. Cross, Arts ’69 James M. Girard, Eng ’69 Patrick J. Hoying, Bus Ad ’69 Frederick W. Kohl, Eng ’69, Grad ’72 Mary L. Weber, Grad ’69 Lynn F. Bardele, Arts ’70 Mary P. Hammond Iber, Dent Hy ’70 James R. Lange, Bus Ad ’70 David C. Lutz, Dent ’70 Harold W. Maphet, Arts ’70, Grad ’72 Eugene P. Bochek, Grad ’71 M.A. Fenker, Grad ’71 Barbara A. Sarnowski, Grad ’71 Margaret E. Evans Swenson, Grad ’71 Jerry L. Bledsoe, Eng ’72 Linda M. Luebke, Nurs ’72 Timothy J. Gross, Arts ’73 Mary K. Rafferty, Arts ’73 Kathleen M. Roblee, Grad ’73, ’75 John A. Stangle, Sp ’73 Michael L. Carroll, Law ’74



Matt Cotter, Arts ’11; Melissa Peters, Bus Ad ’11, PT ’13; Nick Schaffran, Bus Ad ’11, Law ’14; Paramveer Singh, Arts ’11; and Matt Solove, Arts ’11. Stephanie (Rappe) Spanheimer, Ed ’11, and Ryan Spanheimer, Eng ’10, Law ’13, in July at Old St. Mary’s Church and celebrated with friends at the Milwaukee Art Museum. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Karlyn Agnew, Arts ’08; Ryan Agnew, Eng ’08; Jason Spanheimer, Bus Ad ’12; Jon Benedetto, Bus Ad ’10; Nick Ingraham, Arts ’10; Matt Kowieski, Bus Ad ’10; Joey Mikuls, Bus Ad ’10; Jack Mehan, Bus Ad ’10; Colleen Ryan, Ed ’11; Bridget Knapp, Arts ’10; Sarah Bly, H Sci ’10; Rachel Evanoff, Comm ’10; Ryan Squitieri, Bus Ad ’10; Drew Luzi, Bus Ad ’10; Brianna Platania, Nurs ’10; Kathleen Geary, Arts ’10; and students Jeff Spanheimer and Joe David. Ashley (Hinkamper) Dietrich, H Sci ’12, and Peter Dietrich, H Sci ’12, summer 2013. They live in Wauwatosa, Wis.

Kevin Keleher, Arts ’90, and Joy: daughter Carolyn Rose, April 6, 2012. Rebecca (Siebenaler) Stolz, Nurs ’94, and Stephen Stolz: son Roman Ray, July 12, 2013. He was 8 pounds, 6 ounces and 20.5 inches. He joins siblings Vivian, 10; Truman, 8; Warren, 6; and Calvin, 3. The family lives in Lake City, Minn. Trish (Santos) Corns, Arts ’97, PT ’99, and William: adopted son William Edward on June 5, 2013. He is their first child. The family lives in San Diego. Adam Engman, Arts ’97, Grad ’99, and Michelle Engman, Arts ’98: son Adam Michael, May 9, 2012. Molly (Clysdale) Johnson, Comm ’97, and Mark Johnson, Eng ’96: daughter Hope Tesla, Aug. 21, 2013. She joins sister Dakota. Bill Robers, Bus Ad ’97, and Paige: daughter Berkley Rose, Sept. 20, 2013. She was 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 20.5 inches. She joins sisters Hayley, 4, and Ainsley, 2. Bridget (Mansk) Stern, Arts ’97, and Alex Stern: adopted son Ryerson Mitchell in July. He joins sister Emerson.

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Kathy (Herning) Boebel, Arts ’98, and Matt Boebel: son William Ries, Oct. 4, 2013. He was 9 pounds, 3 ounces and joins brothers Lucas, 5, and Logan, 4. The family lives in Bloomingdale, Ill. Jennifer Browning, H Sci ’98, and Andrew Knauf: daughter Paige Tennent, July 8, 2013 in New York. She joins sister Annie, born Sept. 14, 2011. Caroline (Beilke) Bickerstaff, Comm ’00, and Russ Bickerstaff: daughter Isobel Honor, Nov. 6, 2013. She was 8 pounds, 11 ounces and 19.5 inches. She joins sister Amalia Simone, 2. Jason Raymond, Bus Ad ’00, and Mary: daughter Aubrey Cameron, Oct. 13, 2013. She was 6 pounds and 19.5 inches. She is the couple’s first child. Brian Jones, Arts ’01, and Sarah Jones: son Jaxon Burton Jones, April 1, 2013. He was 6 pounds and 18.5 inches. Heather (Frank) Austin, Comm ’02, and Ryan Austin, Bus Ad ’01: son Carter John, Oct. 21, 2013 in Schaumburg, Ill. Tom Lansen, Arts ’02, and Margaux Lansen: son Walker Thomas, Oct. 9, 2013. He was 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Suzanne (Gessner) Bradshaw, H Sci ’03, and Troy Bradshaw: daughter Martha Anne, June 6, 2013. She is the couple’s first child. Kimberly (Johnson) Starr, Nurs ’03, and Joseph Starr, Arts ’03: son Brady Donald, Oct. 22, 2013. He was 7 pounds, 1 ounce and 20 inches.


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Bridget (Shramek) Coghlan, H Sci ’04, PT ’06, and Michael: daughter Abigail Ann, June 12, 2013. She joins brother James, 3. Anthony Hoefler, Arts ’04, and Gillian Hoefler: daughter Giavana Christine, May 12, 2013. She was 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 inches. The family lives in DuPont, Wash. Andrew Lloyd, Eng ’04, ’06, and Kara Lloyd, Bus Ad ’04: daughter Adalen Mae, Oct. 11, 2013. Jenifer (Davenport) Honan, Arts ’05, and Michael Honan, Comm ’04: daughter Charlotte Cynthia, April 12, 2013. The couple lives in Elmhurst, Ill., and will be celebrating 10 years together in 2014. Kellen Williams, Arts ’06, and Katherine (Valenziano) Williams, Nurs ’08: daughter Julianne Kaylen, Oct. 29, 2013. She was 7 pounds and 19.5 inches. Jacqueline (Curley) Hill, Nurs ’08, and Brad Hill: daughter Kelly Elizabeth, July 30, 2013. She was 7 pounds, 12 ounces and joins sister Leighton, 1. Anne Rothenbach, H Sci ’08, PT ’10, and Samuel Rothenbach, Eng ’08: son Marko William, July 16, 2013 in Stuart, Fla. He was 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20.5 inches. He joins brother John. Theresa Dlugi, Grad ’09, and Jonathan Dlugi: son Nathan William, Nov. 3, 2013. He was 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 20 inches. He joins sisters Jaeden and Mya. Emily Waller, Eng ’11, and Michael Waller, Eng ’11: son Caleb Jerome, April 23, 2013. He was 8 pounds, 3 ounces and 21 inches.

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have meant “Colombia,” right? I live in Columbia, by the way, and there are a number of them in the United States. DON RANLY, PH.D., JOUR ’67 PROFESSOR EMERITUS, MISSOURI

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Another Second City alum I enjoyed reading the article on Carisa Barreca at Second City in the latest Marquette Magazine. The article mentioned Chris Farley as a previous Marquette connection at Second City. There is another connection in Pat Finn, Sp ’87, who has appeared in TV and movie productions over the years and was at Second City for a time. I knew both Chris and Pat and recall many hilarious moments with them.

John Scott Lewinski traveled to Colombia during his worldwide travels. We apologize for the error.

Cherish the chapel Just wanted to say that I love the picture of the chapel (winter 2014 issue). I wish it was the centerfold. I have it up in my office. I spent many afternoons there, and I really enjoyed the picture —  it captures the warmth in the midst of the snow. ESTHER PHILIP, BUS AD ’90

Blow out the candles


Harley riding I was an Air Force MP in Great Britain during WWll and rode a 1942 Air Force Harley. My heart beats faster whenever I hear that special sound.

In the last issue of Marquette Magazine, I enjoyed reading about alumnus John Schoonenberg turning 100. It got me thinking: Is he the oldest living Marquette alum? If not, who is or was?


Good question. We’d love to hear from alumni now topping the 100-year birthday mark. University records indicate the following were our

Cover up! Thank you very much for the adorable baby bib. That was so thoughtful of you. Attached is a picture of Rory, Marquette Class of 2036. EMILY (GOSTINE) BRANN, BUS AD ’09

when she died, 1903–2011.

Milwaukee Rowing Club’s actual start The Milwaukee Rowing Club was established well before you stated in the profile of Rick Barrett, “Cultivating Milwaukee,” in the winter issue. It was established by my grandfather (and namesake) along with a few other people in (I believe) the 1950s. JOHN R. DUNDON, II, BUS AD ’86 EDITOR’S NOTE:

Rick Barrett connected the development the River Homes at the Beerline to the Milwaukee Rowing Club and Urban Education Center. He did not establish the rowing club.

Correction on Chris Farley The winter 2014 issue of Marquette Magazine named several alumni who have performed at Second City in Chicago. We incorrectly identified Chris Farley, Sp ’86, as an alumnus nongraduate. We apologize for the error. EDITOR’S NOTE:



In John Scott Lewinski’s travels, “Chasing Harley,” did he (you) mean to say that he met riders in “Columbia”? Perhaps there is such a country, but he must

longest-living alumni, now deceased: John C. Docter, Med ’14, was 108 years old when he died, 1891–1999; Louis A. Eisenberg, Arts ’24, was 108 years old when he died, 1900– 2009; and Eugenia L. Zimmers, Arts ’28, was 107 years old


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The story of St. Ignatius tells us that, after recuperating from having his leg shattered by a cannonball, he asked to have it rebroken and a protrusion sawed off to preserve his handsome physical appearance. His vanity overcame his fear of pain as he underwent the procedure — probably without benefit of anesthesia.

Tilling the soil

During his recuperation, when he read stories about Christ and the saints,

somehow God’s spirit broke through. Ignatius experienced profound religious awareness and the insights he later wrote into the Spiritual Exercises that have influenced millions of people during the past nearly 500 years.

I have often wondered how Ignatius summoned the courage to have that

procedure. And it was not his only act of courage. Imagine what it took to change his life direction from soldier to priest. Or what it meant for him to recognize his academic inadequacies and begin taking Latin studies as an

In our everyday

experience, courage

is evident in how

we respond to the

adult alongside 12-year-olds. Or how he managed to stand before the examiners at the Inquisition and defend the spiritual path and theology that had become guiding principles of his life. He was imprisoned for his audacity but eventually released. Glimpses of courage abound in the story of Ignatius and the first Jesuits as they began their pilgrimages around the world, meeting people from different cultures.

Many people think courage is something we read about in books and see

acted out by characters in movies. Yet, in our everyday experience, courage

dilemmas and

is evident in how we respond to the dilemmas and crises we face: the sense-

crises we face.

one; the multiple deployments of our military alumni; a divorce that makes

less, violent death of a young person; a cancer threatening the life of a loved no sense; the loss of a job; or so many other examples of painful life turns. Our courage is manifest in our ability to face horrendous situations and still

exploring faith together

muster forth.


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Courage is one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit; it is one of the four

cardinal virtues. Sometimes referred to as “fortitude,” it is that strength within that inspires us to put one foot in front of the other, to open the door to what is on the other side even though we do not know what might await us.

Ignatius had the gift of courage. When he was healing in the castle at

Loyola, he likely had no clue of the adversity and possibility that awaited him. He did come to know, however, that Jesus was walking at his side and that Jesus was no stranger to suffering and adversity. That meant everything. He recognized the lavish love of God, which we all share, and that gave him courage to venture forward.

During this Easter season, may that same knowledge of God’s deep and

abiding love continue to provide the courage you need for whatever you face in the days ahead. Dr. Susan Mountin, Jour ’71, Grad ’94, director of Manresa for Faculty, helps us till the soil of faith in a quarterly column on Ignatian values.

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