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An alumni gift flows through nursing students to sick kids in Chicago






Jason Yi works on his installation for the Current Tendencies III Artists from Milwaukee exhibition recently featured at the Haggerty Museum of Art.

contents Alumnus John Scott Lewinski witnesses the loudest papal blessing in history.





Keep up with news about the presidential search at presidentialsearch.



20 “priceless” Know what they say about gifts that keep on giving? This partnership may surpass what alumni Dan and Susan (Cronin) Real, both Bus Ad ’81, hope for, much less expect.


16 Chasing Harley A pilgrimage with high — and some holy — moments keeps John Scott Lewinski, CJPA ’91, rolling.

24 To honor and serve


When vets come to Milwaukee’s VA medical center, chances are awfully good they’ll meet a Marquette physician assistant.


PAs inspired to care for those who served the country.

12 The presidential search The university makes history with a wide search for the 24th president and an inauguration planned for this fall.

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Learn more about our favorite funny girl, Carisa Barreca, Comm ’02, online. Then listen in when John Ferraro, trustee and chair of the presidential search committee, talks about the search for Marquette’s next president.

on the Web Craving more Marquette news? The Marquette Magazine website is updated with fresh content every week. Marquette Magazine readers scooped up these online stories in record numbers in 2013. Why don’t you take another look? Go to for “Remembering Father Naus,” “Pedal power” and “Fire up with Marquette’s grill master.”

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we are marquette 6 academic matters

> Campus Q&A on vocations


7 on campus

> Mentors pair up

> Gates Scholars at Marquette

> Once upon a field

> Campus replay: Biggest snowman

Could it be time for Liam Ortega’s miracle on ice?

9 alumni in action

> One more shot for Liam Ortega, Arts ’07

> Second City funny girl

Carisa Barreca, Comm ’02

12 mu discovery

> The Marquette presidential search

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> Cold comfort

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47 Letters to the Editor Readers weigh in with their views 48 Tilling the soil Exploring faith together



Here is a quick quiz for you: How many of the four pillars in Marquette’s mission can you name?

At many universities, your chances of answering a question like

that, even partially, would be practically zero. But not here. Across campus, enthusiasm for our mission and its grounding in Catholic


and Jesuit traditions is high. In fact, members of the assessment teams that conduct accreditation site visits at Marquette every 10 years often find it mind blowing to discover they can engage members of our community in conversation at random — students, faculty, staff and even some visiting parents and alumni — and hear about those four pillars: excellence, faith, leadership and service.

This embrace of purpose and principles at Marquette reflects

some important truths. First, a deep sense of mission has been central to Jesuit education since the days of St. Ignatius Loyola. From its start, Marquette has been here to help students become men and women for others and to give greater glory to God.

Second, we don’t leave mission and identity to chance — far

from it. We weave our Catholic and Jesuit spirit into daily campus life through worship, retreats, reflections, service and the foun-

We weave our Catholic and Jesuit spirit into daily campus life through worship, retreats, reflections, service and the foundational role of the University Core of Common Studies.

dational role of the University Core of Common Studies in the education of all undergraduates. We benefit from the guidance of the members of the Society of Jesus among us, and work continuously to enable the lay members of our university community better to give leadership on all matters related to mission, including faith development. And we continuously find new relevance in our mission through special programs and events, including our annual celebration of Mission Week.

Now in its 13th year, Mission Week has become an indispens-

able part of life at Marquette, a week set aside each February to gather and explore the meaning of our mission and its influence on our role in the world. This year’s observance will run February 2–7 and feature soul-stirring discussions and addresses exploring the theme, “The Art and Practice of Forgiveness,” across diverse faith traditions. A highlight will certainly be remarks by Immaculée Ilibagiza, the author and Rwanda native who survived 91 days in

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the cramped bathroom of a pastor’s house during her country’s genocidal civil war and drew on prayer, faith and forgiveness to find a path forward after the murders of most of the members of her family.

The rich exchange I expect this campus to have on faith, for-

giveness and our promotion of justice in the world will be yet another worthy outgrowth of conversations that began among Jesuit educators in the late 1980s. With declining numbers of Jesuits available to serve in universities, we came to see collectively that there was nothing automatic about the continuance of a university’s religious identity; after all, even Harvard got its start training clergy for the Congregational Church. Special steps were clearly in order. As the provincial superior of the Jesuit’s Chicago Province at the time, I had put pressure on presidents of the Jesuit universities in my province to make mission and identity a front-burner issue, just as they had academic excellence. So when I became president of Marquette in 1996, I knew I better walk the walk. We established the Office of Mission and Identity (soon renamed the Office of Mission and Ministry)

We continuously find new relevance in our mission through special programs and

shortly after I arrived, knowing that a new embrace of mission could not be dictated from on high. We needed to inspire students, faculty and staff with our mission and help them see how it could make a difference in their lives.

events, including our annual

celebration of Mission Week.

then, for the last 13 years, the direction of Dr. Stephanie Russell,

Under the direction first of Rev. Daniel McDonald, S.J., and

that’s exactly what the Office of Mission and Ministry has done so well, with Mission Week serving as its flagship effort. Learn more about what’s in store this year by visiting marquette .edu/mission. And please consider joining us, if possible, when Immaculée and fellow Mission Week guests carry forward the tradition established by past participants such as emeritus Anglican Archbishop Rev. Desmond Tutu, Paul Rusesabagina of Hotel Rwanda fame and the recipients of the Opus Prize who gathered here last year for a first-ever reunion. With their own lives shaped by mission, they touch the hearts and minds of the members of the Marquette community, affirm our mission and show us the redemptive power of God’s grace in the world.



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academic matters : 6 on campus : 7 alumni in action : 9 mu discovery : 12 snapshot : 14

we are marquette F I N I S H L I N E S They aren’t all painted on pavement. Some happen on stage, and some

are dreams made possible by scholarships. Others are Olympic-sized ambitions reached after fighting through a fall. While students aim for their finish lines, the university reaches for one of its own — naming our next president. So much is going on. It’s time to get started.

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Dr. Jeremy Fyke explores the million-dollar question: What am I supposed to do with my life? Fyke, an assistant professor of communication studies in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, invites students to consider greater life callings when job hunting. His professional and personal research interests include tackling big questions about careers, vocations and the discernment process. MM: What makes a job, a career and a vocation different? JF: I always defined a career as the pursuit of meaningful work across the life span. A job would be part of that. Vocation is your life’s work, which includes things like paid jobs and volunteer work. We come to discover our vocation through discernment. It’s the pursuit of the question: How can I best use my gifts and talents to serve the greatest number of people?


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MM: How does someone go about discerning? JF: Having the three Fs — friends, family and faith — helps a lot. Certainly, prayer was something I did at varying rates, but trial and error was my biggest method. I’ve had something like 17 jobs. But even when we land a job we like, discernment should never stop. It’s important to have continual internal dialogues to reflect on the decisions we’re making, how we’re treating people, and other opportunities we could chase that are both realistic and helpful. MM: What did your process of discernment look like? JF: My process of discernment was a mess. I don’t know too many professors who have had a path like mine. I mean, I sold vacuum cleaners door to door when I was 20 years old. It took awhile to discover my true passion. When I worked as a

pharmacy technician, for me, personally, that was just a job. When I worked at Sonic as a carhop, that was just a job. I started pursuing questions I found interesting and realized there’s a career dedicated to that — being a professor. It’s a career, a job, but it’s also part of this larger pursuit of meaningful work for me. MM: How does today’s fast-paced society affect discernment? JF: I really believe the days of being in one workplace for 40 years are gone. There’s a new social contract, maybe even a lack of a social contract. It’s like society today has a Google mindset. People see new things and immediately check them out. I think it’s good, but we have to be mindful and continue to reflect on how what we’re doing now fits into the larger puzzle. Part of discernment is asking: Are you happy? How’s your health? How’s your family? m JB

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Gates Scholars get started Miles are just one measure of their journey, and not the most significant one. These two freshmen traveled far, it’s true, but they also overcame other obstacles to reach Marquette.

Mentors pair up Nearly 60 people came to the Wisconsin Club on a recent Thursday morning  — one-half were Marquette students, eager to meet their alumni mentors. “I love being here,” says Steve Bertrand, Comm ’85, a radio news anchor for WGN-AM Radio in Chicago. “If I can help someone else have the positive impact that I felt, that’s a no-brainer.” Bertrand stepped up to help students plan for the future in a pilot program fostered by the Alumni Association. The program pairs juniors in communication and engineering with alumni from around the nation. The connections are designed to be meaningful. Each mentor is paired with one student. Great care is taken to match career interests. “We’d been hearing from faculty and parents and students that they were looking to connect in a different way with alums,” says Meg Nelson, Arts ’96, Grad ’07, associate vice president for engagement and external relations. “At the same time, we were hearing from alums that they were looking to connect with students in concrete ways.” The Alumni Association intends to build the program over time, testing and evaluating along the way, according to Tim Simmons, Sp ’82, executive director of the Alumni Association. Early interest has been strong. More than 100 students and mentors from 13 states signed up after the program was announced.

Xiong Her and Cha Lee share much in common. Both lived in a refugee camp in Thailand before their families were relocated to Milwaukee. In eighth grade, both reached out to Marquette’s Upward Bound program for academic support to help them succeed in high school. And when it was time to think about college, assisted by Kiarra Reid, their Upward Bound counselor, Her and Lee applied for Gates Millennium Scholarships. Both won. “I have no idea how I won. I put all my effort into it,” says Her. “As a man, you’re not supposed to cry, but tears just started to drop from my eyes,” says Lee. The scholarship covers tuition and room and board all the way through doctoral degree. Applicants are chosen based on leadership and a record of community service. They also submit essays to describe obstacles they’ve overcome. Her and Lee’s essay topic was obvious. As Hmong children in Thailand, the two were not recognized as citizens and not permitted to attend good schools. That changed after their families reached Milwaukee. Her and Lee, at 9 and 11 years old, respectively, had a lot to learn, including English. Lee was placed with kindergartners to learn how to read. “It was kind of embarrassing,” he says. “But I worked really hard to read books and pronounce everything.” Then, they were connected with Marquette’s Upward Bound program. “It was a lot more helpful than I thought,” admits Lee, “and there is always someone there.”

The four years spent in Upward Bound and Marquette’s Educational Opportunity Program office paid off and made choosing a college easy. “Marquette felt like home,” says Lee. Now, Her and Lee are working their way through college studies. “Sometimes, it’s hard in class,” Her says. “I am doing fine, but it’s not easy,” Lee says. m JMM

Above: Cha Lee and Xiong Her have not chosen majors yet — Her would like to become a diplomat.

Upward Bound is a pre-college academic support program offered by Marquette’s Educational Opportunity Program. It recruits first-generation, income-eligible eighth-grade students in Milwaukee and offers classes, tutoring, college placement assistance and more.

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Once upon a field It started with an idea. Marquette has nearly 300 student-athletes on campus, and each one has a personal story worth telling. The result is an ambitious yearlong project led by Scott Kuykendall, associate athletics director in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, to tell those stories.

“Marquette Project 300,” published on the social media site

Tumblr, covers a wide variety of student-athletes’ experiences outside of the sports they play. The stories feature everything from involvement in service projects to life moments, told via text, photos, and audio and video components. One post highlights cross country team captain and graduate student Jack Senefeld’s research project, done with associate professor of exercise science Dr. Sandra Hunter and other collaborators, on a study of whether men and women experience differences in fatigue and recovery from various

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exercises. The study was published in the September 2013 issue of Muscle and Nerve. Another post focuses on four volleyball teammates — junior Lindsey Gosh and seniors Julie Jeziorowski, Elizabeth Koberstein and Catherine Mayer — who all are pursuing careers in health care. Other highlights include sophomore men’s lacrosse player Anthony Ciammaichella’s trip to Nicaragua with the

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the track and field team’s bowling outing to benefit Special Olympics, and the women’s soccer team’s trip to Marquette’s Child Care Center to share the game with kids.

“I like to work with kids because it’s so refreshing,” says

soccer player and senior Ashley Stemmeler, an elementary education and math major who hopes to become a teacher after graduation. “They are always so much fun and can take you away from worrying about what’s going on in the day.” m CJ R E A D M O R E about the student-athletes and the Tumblr

project at


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Campus replay Guinness world record? Brrr-ing it on. In February 1988, some 150 College of Engineering students, faculty and alumni mittened-up to break one of the coolest records ever by building the world’s largest snowman.

When all was said and done, the city’s

newest wintry pal, named Miller, stood a whopping 52 feet, 9 inches tall and weighed 1.4 million pounds. The colossal creation beat Dartmouth University’s previous world record by more than 5 feet.

For two weeks, the engineering team took

turns packing snow into cylinder-shaped molds  — 16,000 molds to be exact. They assembled the cylinders inside a hollow cone structure to achieve the three-decker snowman shape. At night, a snow machine blew snow inside the core of the snowman. A 40-foot scarf encircled Miller’s neck.

Miller towered above the freeway overpass

on the corner of West Juneau Avenue and North 3rd Street during Milwaukee’s Winter Fun Fest. Then-freshman Kelly Kroll reported to The Marquette Tribune: “My arms are sore, but it’s worth it.”

A group from Maine packed a 122-footer

in 2008, seizing the Guinness glory from Marquette. m JB

One more shot

Whether he makes the U.S. Olympic speedskating

team or not, it’s something of a miracle that

Liam Ortega, Arts ’07, is back out on the ice at all. Ortega, a native of Alaska who came to Marquette in large part because he’d have an opportunity to train with other Olympic hopefuls at the nearby Pettit National Ice Center, sustained a traumatic brain injury during an accident in 2008. He was skating slowly in a warm-up lane when another skater wiped out at 40 miles an hour and collided violently with Ortega, fracturing his skull and causing hemorrhages in the back of his brain. “It knocked me unconscious,” he says. “I spent a day in a drug-induced coma on life support and then a week in the ICU.” The accident left Ortega with a long road to recovery and lingering effects that included loss of his sense of smell. It also cost him a shot at making the 2010 Olympics. Though he recovered in time to compete in the Olympic trials leading up to the Vancouver Games, he was well off pace and didn’t qualify. Ortega briefly considered quitting, but a heart-to-heart talk with two-time gold medalist Shani Davis helped him regain his motivation. “He’s a great person, great friend and supporter,” Ortega says. “That chat really helped me at times to have perspective, like: ‘OK, you’re not dead. You’ve progressed to this point, but, in reality, you expected too much.’”


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After spending some time thinking about his future, he decided to give it one more shot. This fall, he was back training in the Milwaukee area with hopes of qualifying for the 2014 Olympics, which will be held in Sochi, Russia, in February. The trials to determine who makes the U.S. team were held just as Marquette Magazine was going to press. Like many U.S. athletes, Ortega is constantly on the hunt for corporate sponsors to support his training. He even auctioned off advertising space on small patches he wears on his cheeks while racing. The Olympics might be glamorous, but the path to get there isn’t. “Think minimum wage  — and then skaters are way below that,” he says. No matter what happens in 2014, Ortega is thankful to have a Marquette degree. He thanks his mom for pushing him to go to college instead of allowing him to quit school to concentrate on fulltime training. Having gone through a serious injury, Ortega would like to help others as a physical therapist. He plans to apply to PT programs in the future and already has begun job shadowing at a Milwaukeearea clinic. “If I hit my ultimate goal, it would be a dream come true,” Ortega says of making the Olympic team. “But then, after that, it’s over. I want to do something that’s worthwhile every day.” m CJ

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Second City funny girl The Second City theatre has a reputation for discovering some of the nation’s greatest comedic talent. Newcomer Carisa Barreca, Comm ’02, is making her mark as a resident actor on Second City Chicago’s e.t.c. stage.


The same stage that once was home to comedy powerhouses Tina Fey,

Amy Poehler, Steve Carell and alumnus Chris Farley, Sp ’86, is now introducing Barreca to comedy audiences.

She moved to Chicago two years after graduating and landed a job on the night staff at Second City.

“I would host and sell merchandise most nights so I could watch all the shows,” she

says. “I’d take conservatory classes on Tuesday, work nights at Second City Wednesday through Saturday and was a receptionist at a gym during the day. I got there at 6 a.m., worked until about 3 p.m., came home, took a nap and then came to Second City and worked from 5 p.m. to midnight. Then I’d go home and do it again the next day. I did that for about two years.”


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When acting in a burlesque-style

satirical comedy (no nudity) in a show called Off Broadway, Barreca caught the eye of Beth Kligerman, director of talent at Second City. She was hired to work on a Second City cruise ship and then was cast in a number of shows before joining the e.t.c. stage this year as a performer in the revue A Clown Car Named Desire.

“Carisa has that magical quality — 

an unteachable one, by the way — that makes audiences unable to take their eyes off her when she’s on stage,” says Kelly Leonard, executive vice president at Second City. “She’s a funny, dynamic and wholly original performer. The fact that she’s one of the nicest people you will ever meet is just icing on the cake.”

There is no average week in the life

of a Second City e.t.c. actor. They perform six shows Thursday through Sunday. Backstage becomes a second home, and the cast does everything there from taking naps in the middle of the day to prepping for auditions.

When the doors open for audience

seating, the cast is backstage, most likely eating a salad from a nearby grocery store or a burrito bowl from Chipotle. The girls, Barreca says, stay on the “girls’ side,” where they get ready, apply make-up, take selfies and chat about

boys. The guys hang out on the “boys’ side” and spend the time jokingly mocking the girls and planning pranks.

Pre-show is a bit different for the

late show, according to Barreca. “We have about an hour to kill in between shows,” she says. “Each of the girls bought a ‘onesie,’ so we put that on, make popcorn and watch TV for the hour between shows. The guys go out to get frozen yogurt.”

The cast has a post-show dining

routine — Thursday night at Corcoran’s for nachos, Friday and Saturday at Old Town Ale House. On Sunday, they hit Old Town Social for pork belly tacos and wine.

There is no guarantee of what lies

ahead. An actor’s time with Second City is contracted for the run of a particular show.


“I never thought I’d get to be on

Want to know Carisa Barreca better? Here are some things she shared with Marquette Magazine. FAVORITE TV SHOW?

Dr. Who. She loves Lord of the Rings and is a self-proclaimed “nerd-culture junkie.” SWEET OR SALTY?

Carisa is notorious for her sweet tooth. She tries to bring baked goods for the cast once a week, has a candy stash backstage and sets out a giant vase of Tootsie Pops to share.

a stage. I don’t know what I want to


do next,” Barreca says. “It would be

Her toy owl, Hootbert, travels with her to every Second City gig.

my pleasure and honor if they would hire me back for another round, but someone else could come along that works out better. One thing people don’t realize is that after you get Second City,

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there’s still the next step. That’s something I’m trying to figure out.” m

Scenes from the Second City production of A Clown Car Named Desire.

R E A D M O R E Keep up with Kiley Peters’ Chicago comedy blog,

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Throughout its history, Marquette’s president has been a Jesuit. The university community now faces a new reality. Due to multiple factors, count among them a declining pool of Jesuits in the United States, and, within that pool, an even smaller segment holding the credentials for university leadership, Marquette’s 24th president may not be a Jesuit.

The Marquette Presidential Search

assignment: DISCOVERY In selecting a lay president, the univer-

chair John Ferraro, Bus Ad ’77, says the

sity would not cross into unchartered

university has never before undertaken

territory. Lay leaders hold the high office

a search of comparable scope.

at seven of the 28 U.S. Jesuit colleges

and universities, including Georgetown,

we will be considering lay candidates as

Loyola Marymount, Canisius and Gon-

well as Jesuit candidates,” Ferraro says.

zaga universities. Four other Jesuit

“Selecting the most qualified and the

colleges and universities in addition to

best person — man or woman — to lead

Marquette, plus one Catholic university

Marquette has to be at the top of the

are currently conducting presidential

agenda, and a passion for our Catholic

searches. Pending the outcomes, the

identity and Jesuit mission has to be in

number of lay presidents may grow

the DNA of that person.”

this year.

identify the candidate who is a perfect

Marquette’s bylaws were amended

“For the first time at Marquette,

What’s most important is that we

in 2011 to allow a lay president. Vice

match for Marquette today, says Rev.

chair of the Marquette Board of Trustees

Joseph O’Keefe, another trustee, member

and presidential search committee

of the presidential search committee


OCT. 3

NOV. 4

NOV. 14

DEC. 4

Presidential search committee named

Marquetters gather at first of 10 community input sessions; form posted online for feedback

Online input form closes

Board of Trustees approves position description

OCT. 28

Search firm Witt/Kieffer hired


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Search committee drafts presidential position description based on community feedback

DEC. 5

Active recruitment begins

Boston College.

“At a particular time and place,

there is a pool of candidates — 


There was wide-spread community engagement — with over

1100 +

lay and Jesuit — and it is important to consider who is ready


to move and what a university needs at a particular point in its history,” he says.

“In my opinion, a consider-

ation for any candidate is the

from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and students on the desired qualifications and characteristics in a president

appreciation of St. Ignatius’


legacy,” says Father O’Keefe. “I would be concerned if it were someone who is indifferent to Ignatius’ worldview. That would

Increase in feedback above last presidential search

be a problem for me. More and more, lay men and women are

Currently, there are

leading Jesuit universities, and are very effective at promoting


our Catholic, Jesuit mission. This

leading Jesuit universities

leadership by lay people is in the spirit of St. Ignatius and the Jesuit order.”

The Board of Trustees plans to

conclude the search this spring and welcome Marquette’s next president to campus for the fall

— and —

4 ONGOING SEARCHES for presidents at Jesuit universities Marquette, San Francisco University, Spring Hill College and St. Louis University

2014 semester.

Today, there are

For the first time at Marquette, we will

2,457 U.S. JESUITS compared to 4,250 in 1994

be considering lay candidates as well as


Jesuit candidates.

of U.S. Catholic colleges are headed by lay presidents

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and a professor of education at


Contribute to the search by nominating a candidate. Visit marquettepresident @ OUR SEARCH COMMITTEE

Members of the committee belong to Marquette alumni, faculty and administrative circles. John Ferraro, Bus Ad ’77 Vice chair of the Board of Trustees Patricia Cervenka Professor of law, Marquette Law School Dr. William Cullinan, PT ’81 Dean of the College of Health Sciences Patrick Lawton, Bus Ad ’78, Grad ’80 University trustee Dr. Arnold Mitchem, Grad ’81 University trustee Rev. Joseph M. O’Keefe, S.J. University trustee Dr. Janis Orlowski, Eng ’78 University trustee Owen Sullivan, Arts ’79 University trustee

STAY CURRENT with presidential news via our online updates, plus listen to a message from John Ferraro at

JAN. 17

FEB. 15


BY AUG. 25

Search committee updates Alumni Association National Board

Search committee updates Parents Association

Candidates evaluated, finalists selected

President assumes office

Board elects and announces 24th president


JAN. 27

Search committee updates Academic Senate

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John Scott Lewinski travels 75,000 miles covering Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary



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I was born in Milwaukee, a city forever associated with Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

My uncles built Harley V-Twin engines. One of my best buddies works on Harley-Davidson graphic design materials. My father taught me to admire Steve McQueen as he fled the Nazis on a bike in a bid for freedom in The Great Escape. These influences helped shape me into an automotive journalist and travel writer. They also drove me to chase the international story surrounding Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary.

A freelance writer has no expense account to fall back on when chasing international

stories. Fortunately, companies ranging from Meguiar’s in South Africa to Samsung to Milwaukee Harley-Davidson pitched in financial help to get me rolling. Harley-Davidson also provided a bike and a place to stay each time I arrived in a foreign land.

My first stop was Auckland, New Zealand. Evidently, a successful film series was shot

there. Something about a ring? I deduced that from the elf-themed in-flight video on Air New Zealand, the hobbit-filled airport decor and the statues of dwarfs standing above the luggage ramp.

Still, the rally was Gandalf-free. No biker could ask for a better riding environment

for Harley-Davidson’s dramatic Thunder Ride. More than 1,000 motorcycles amassed at the Ellerslie Horse Racecourse, where clubs from Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington lined up alongside Australian riders who’d jumped continents to join the parade.

I took my place in the international contingent, and, when the green flag dropped,

we rumbled onto the open road in a deafening, single-file line. I passed sheep grazing in rolling fields and lines of kids waving from their long driveways. I still find it strange


CJPA ’91, travels the world writing for more than 30 national magazines and online news sites and as automotive editor for Crave Online. He is the author of books, screenplays and stage productions.

that after thousands of miles traveled and countless sights of gleaming motorcycles and wild bikers, it’s those kids’ smiling faces I remember in detail.



I wanted to leave my mark in Auckland so I rode my Sportster up

One Tree Hill — the final resting place of Auckland’s founding father, Sir John Logan Campbell. His grave obelisk stands atop a dormant volcano, and the valley below is studded with lava rock that locals like to arrange into words and sentences. I trudged through a few piles of sheep dip to arrange my own lava rock farewell message to the Auckland Rally in 20-foot letters.


fter a mid-March Harley-Davidson media event in Daytona, Fla., I journeyed to Africa Bike Week in the seaside resort town of Margate, South Africa. No other event during my tour better highlighted how a love of

motorcycles unites people. I visited Cape Town four years ago and found the country still struggling to overcome the racial divisions of Apartheid. I wondered how Harley-Davidson’s 110th event would play against that backdrop. Although white riders made up the overall majority, there was a healthy racial mix, and the bikers mixed and mingled openly. Whatever growing pains South Africa still faced almost 20 years since the fall of Apartheid were put aside that day. Speaking to the locals, I discovered that in South African’s modern culture, people not only embrace the same freedoms, they also share some common vices. For example, motorcycle maintenance is not a value South Africans embrace. They will push a bike until it dies. Then, it’s left behind. There’s no time for oil changes and tune-ups. Ride it. Kill it. Switch it.

After a fun but less eventful journey to Mexico City, a stop in Berlin

brought the true value of motorcycle culture home to me. Sadly, the German capital is full of dark monuments to oppression. From Checkpoint Charlie and the remnants of the Berlin Wall to the Holocaust Memorial and museums exploring the rise of Adolf Hitler, the stark historic realities of the city dragged me down and broke my heart. An early May blizzard that struck down any chance of riding didn’t help.

The final night of that leg — the only experience along this journey

that had me depressed and longing for home — Harley-Davidson joined with Gibson Guitars to throw a huge party celebrating modern Berlin’s art and music scene. Obviously, no one at Harley-Davidson, Gibson or anywhere in the civilized world would be so naive to suggest that riding a motorcycle or playing a guitar can in any way dismiss the destruction


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of WWII, the grief of the Holocaust or the repression of the Cold War. But we can find some courage in the idea that freedom, joy and celebration still exist in a world once plagued by those nightmares.

My worldwide trek next took me to Harley-Davidson’s 110th

international finale in Rome, where Harley-Davidson hosted its

largest foreign rally and kept a special appointment. Tens of

journey was over until I found my-

thousands of motorcycles poured into Rome, but it was the scene

self cruising in the 6,000-motorcycle

of us bikers coming face to face with the pope that ranked as

parade that wound through several

the high point for me.

Milwaukee streets, from Miller Park

and rolling east on Wisconsin Avenue

On Sunday, June 16, when 80,000 pilgrims assembled for

It didn’t really sink in that my

Mass outside St. Peter’s Basilica, the marble statues on the

past Marquette to the lakefront.

square shook. Pope Francis approached the edge of Vatican City,

the point where the separate nation of the Holy See transitions

parking lot, there they were again

into the streets of Rome. He smiled and extended his hand, and

— kids lined shoulder to shoulder,

hundreds of iron horses roared back at him. With a simple ges-

smiling with excitement — and

ture, Pope Francis silenced the noise. It was the first recorded

waving little American flags. Those

instance of a pope blessing a legion of Harley-Davidson bikers.

smiles were exactly what I saw

It was fun to watch tourists taking countless photos of the

on the faces of the farm kids in Auck-

leather-clad bikers filing in for Sunday services beside monks,

land. There’s something magical

nuns and locals. During the Mass, the bikes outside revved

about excited crowds watching joy-

their approval every time the pope spoke, making for what

ous riders enjoying their favorite pas-

I suspect was the most unique (and least audible) homily in

time. One hemisphere to the other, a

Vatican history.

kid is a kid, a bike is a bike and happy


Heading out of the ballpark’s

is happy. began the final leg of this journey, which led me back to

As spectators cheered, I realized

Harley-Davidson’s birthplace — and home. Though I spent

what seemed impossible a year be-

the past year as the foreigner visiting far-flung rallies, now

fore had somehow fallen into place.

I was the hometown boy meeting riders from Australia,

My frequent flyer account shows I

Taiwan, Columbia, France, Brazil and more when the anniversary

logged more than 75,000 air miles.

celebration climaxed in Milwaukee at a five-day party. I took

But best of all, the Harley-Davidson

in every celebration possible at the party that reached from the

folks assured me that no one — no

Summerfest grounds and Water Street to Harley-Davidson’s

rider, no journalist and no H-D staffer

corporate headquarters and the sites of multiple dealerships.

— attended as many rallies as me. ❍







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t summer or Mackenzie Conn met a queen las yellow, pink and maybe she was a princess with of pigtails around blue barrettes pinning a crown or maybe it was her head. She sat on her throne m there she a miniature hospital bed, and fro adore her. commanded those who frankly Conn said, “She’s the queen of La Rabida,” introducing her royal patient. ase? ” “Ruby, may I see your belly, ple


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It is a routine morning for Ruby, whose complicated mix of chronic health issues is so complex she has lived at La Rabida for most of her life. That’s seven years in a hospital. Can you imagine? Ruby is a pixie who was also given a glorious gift. She is sunshine. She lightens everyone’s mood, every day. When Conn asks to see her belly, Ruby is ready. She helps the nurses raise her pink and purple pajama top so that Conn can access the gastric tube inserted into the 7-year-old’s abdomen. Conn injects medicine through the gastric tube. Then, two nurses cradle Ruby while Conn gives her a shot. “All done,” Conn announces. “All done? Shoo! Good job, Mackenzie. I’m so proud of you,” Ruby says while wiping away tears. What do you say when a child who has suffered so much delivers a pep talk and a pat on the back?

Getting to work for kids


his world where children with complex, sometimes rare, often unsolvable medical conditions live for weeks or months or years is opened up to two nursing students every summer thanks to alumni Dan and Susan (Cronin) Real, both Bus Ad ’81. The Reals were so stirred by La Rabida’s mission that they found a way to connect it to Marquette’s College of Nursing, another place with a mission they admire. This unique partnership began eight years ago and really came about because Dan and Susan wove their desire to help La Rabida build a professional nursing staff with their desire to provide financial assistance to nursing students who might struggle under the weight of tuition costs. “We saw this as an opportunity to help both causes,” says Dan, who sits on the hospital’s board of directors. “We’re very involved and supportive of the mission of La Rabida … the ultimate safety net for kids in Chicago. Also, both of us are Marquette grads, and we wanted to find a way to help kids who otherwise couldn’t afford to go to Marquette.”

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Dan and Susan brought the College of Nursing a plan for endowing a competitive scholarship for two students to work on the floor of La Rabida the summer between their junior and senior years. The Daniel Real and Susan Cronin Real Endowed Scholarship awards $6,000 in tuition in return for 10 weeks of work as a nurse extern. The hospital also pays the nurse externs an hourly wage. While the hospital has access to the two nursing students, the staff runs them through a rigorous training experience. They are oriented thoroughly so that they can jump right in on about day three as caregivers, working under the watchful eye of a supervising nurse. The result of this partnership may surpass what Dan and Susan hoped for, much less expected. Their absolute pie-in-thesky vision was that nursing students who are trained in this environment would return one day as full-fledged nurses who want to be members of the La Rabida team. “The last couple of years we’ve had lunch with the candidates and we go to a Marquette game together,” Susan says. “When they talk about their experience, several have said it was life-changing.”


La Rabida Children’s Hospital; Mackenzie Conn at the children’s “spa and salon”; Jaclyn Migliarese; Conn’s patient is distracted with a video game as she attends a wound.


ut does the experience produce nurses for La Rabida? Last summer’s scholarship holders, Conn and Jaclyn Migliarese, who are natives of Illinois, were attracted to the opportunity to work in Chicago in a small hospital setting. Both expressed a deep desire to give back to the community they call home. They worked their way through the application process that begins on campus with an interview during which Dr. Kerry Kosmoski-Goepfert, associate dean of nursing, probes the applicants’ intentions. This is a very special scholarship with a very intentional objective, and Kosmoski-Goepfert needs to know the students she forwards for second-stage interviews are a good fit. “Although students need to be strong academically, they must also demonstrate a passion and commitment to work with underserved children who suffer with chronic illnesses,” explains Kosmoski-Goepfert. “This passion and commitment is easily detected during a personal interview when applicants are asked why they want to work at La Rabida and where they see themselves in five years post-graduation. It is during this portion of the application process that students’ personal stories surface, stories that help me better understand their level of compassion and why they are truly seeking the scholarship.” The application process was definitely nerve-wracking, admits Migliarese, who thinks her sense of compassion came across, maybe giving her an edge. Migliarese knows children’s hospitals. She spent a good part of her childhood in one, sitting beside her brother, Christian, who was born with spina bifida. It may have been the experience of traveling alongside a brother with a dramatic medical issue or just a natural inclination and curiosity, but early in life Migliarese knew she’d track into a health care career. VIDEO EXTRA

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“We could not be more “I saw the way people interacted with him, and I wanted to be part of that experience for other people,” she remembers. Initially, Migliarese thought she’d become a physical therapist, but a conversation with Christian during Migliarese’s freshman year changed her mind. “I sat down with him one day and asked, ‘Who made the most impact on you when you were in the hospital?’” she recalls. “He said it was the nurses, and that’s what really sold me.” She transferred into the College of Nursing for sophomore year. During her interview with La Rabida Director of Education and Inpatient Nursing Sylvia Williams, Migliarese got a good feeling for the hospital instantly. “I’ve done clinicals, but this was my first externship. They seemed to really foster a learning environment, to focus on teaching new nurses,” Migliarese says. Her first day, Migliarese was on the floor for just hours before a Code Blue called a medical team into action to resuscitate a sick baby. That experience strengthened her resolve to care for sick children. She remembers Jose, a 14-month-old who was born with his intestines, stomach and liver in a sack outside his body. Migliarese cared for Jose and worked closely with his mother, who was present at the hospital every day. She worked with a 6-year-old who

suffered burns to 35 percent of his body after his clothing caught fire from a candle. Scary sometimes, yes, and also so right. “I absolutely loved it,” says Migliarese. “I felt a rush being with the kids, felt I was able to use my skills. It’s one thing to read about in a book, but the hands-on experience was incredible.” Conn pursued the scholarship because she likes La Rabida’s combination of service and nursing. It connects to her ambitious nature. Conn also knows children’s hospitals firsthand, but she knows them from her own history as a patient. She began competitive figure skating on national and international circuits when she was 3 years old. “I was good,” she says. But being good meant lots of training, which also meant plenty of injuries and weeks spent in hospital beds while sprains healed or bones fused. Being a patient, Conn says, showed her what it takes to be a good nurse. “That’s what drew me to this scholarship program,” she says. “I wanted to test it out and see if that’s what I want to do. And, pretty much from the first day, I knew pediatrics is what I want to do.” Conn and Migliarese finished their externships and moved on to senior year academics and final clinicals. They will graduate in May as members of the Class of 2014, and that’s when Dan and Susan and La Rabida will see if the scholarship pays out as they hope with the latest two externs. There is evidence that the partnership works. La Rabida’s nursing staff already

La Rabida Children’s Hospital was designed The hospital provides inpatient and to feel like a cruise ship for kids. For out-patient services to about 7,500 children evidence, look at the “welcome aboard” each year, many suffering with what will sign at the front door or the 24 “cabins” be lifelong medical conditions. Love is with portholes for windows that line the certainly evident, but so is every advantage corridor of the inpatient floor seen in the much or the Lake Michigan shoreLa Rabida’s promise larger hospitals and line churning on its periphery. health care centers Nurses and other medical staff make up the sprinkled around the Chicago-area land“crew.” Don’t look for patients because the scape. The kids benefit in untold ways from “passengers”— children up to age 18 —  a collection of medical staff and administrators mostly come from Chicago’s most underwho believe every sick or hurt child deserves served communities. excellent medical care. They receive it here 

thrilled with the benefits received by doing what we did. The students get the finest education in nursing at Marquette, La Rabida gets top-quality nurses who understand and buy into

their mission, we feel fabulous helping those in need and believing our ‘investment’ has been ‘priceless’—and the kids of La Rabida are the beneficiaries — a true winwin for all involved.”


includes Marquette nurses Vanessa Sauk, Brooke Helms and Caroline Tomala. All three came to the staff after externships made possible by the endowed scholarship. Chances appear good for that number to grow. “I feel much more prepared to go out and look for a real job,” says Migliarese, “and I’ll definitely apply at La Rabida if they have an opening.” Conn agrees: “I can’t wait to get back there.” ❍

— care for chronic illnesses such as welcome ABOARD asthma, diabetes, seizure disorders, sickle cell disease or developmental disabilities. They have access to rehabilitation services after surgery or for burns, brain injury, abuse or other trauma. Experts here also train caregivers to work with children dependent on technology. Ninety-four percent of the children at La Rabida are covered by Medicaid. No one is turned away, regardless of ability to pay.

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“I’m terrible at multitasking,” apologizes Christine Davis, while simultaneously welcoming me, offering me a seat, responding to her pager and texting a message to a 62-year-old Vietnam veteran who wonders if he can have chemotherapy today. He has 100 percent serviceconnected chronic leukemia, caused by Agent Orange. “No,” she texts him, “but you can have a transfusion. Come on in.” Then, Davis, PA, H Sci ’12, takes a call from a veteran who has stage-4 renal failure caused by multiple myeloma. Pain shooting through his joints woke him in the middle of the night, he says, and it hasn’t stopped. Davis asks questions, listens closely and then promises to call back after she talks to his primary care doctor.






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Milwaukee’s VA provides the full complement of health care services for veterans. Its proximity

She pauses for about 2 seconds to say, “I

to Marquette enables terrific partner-

really like this role,” commenting on her job as a

ships, and there may be no better example than the relationship be

physician assistant in the hematology/oncology

tween the VA and the physician

unit at the Clement J. Zablocki Veteran’s Medical

assistant studies program. The

Center in Milwaukee. “It’s what they brought me in to

two began collaborating the year this

do ... help providers who are treating patients.” Almost

— the College of Health Sciences — 

academic major and its academic home 

before those words are out of her mouth, she’s moving

were established in 1998. Since then,

again, and quickly, heading down the hall and into an

rotations in inpatient care, internal

PA students have completed clinical

exam room where waits a 60-year-old female Air Force vet

medicine, cardiology, general surgery,

who has metastatic bladder cancer. She came into the VA

neurology and neurologic rehabilitation,

plastic surgery, emergency medicine,

this morning because of a sudden onset of cold symptoms

neurosurgery, and psychiatric/behavioral

and, while Davis is here, she asks: “Would you want to

take a look at a strange bump I found near my abdomen?”

Yes, Yes, Yes.

Davis is 45 minutes into her morning. Not good at multitasking? Really? >>

medicine. “Our students’ experiences are vast,

and I have no doubt they make an impact on delivering care to our country’s veterans,” says Mary Jo Wiemiller, PA-C, clinical assistant professor and chair of the program. Of course, the anecdotal comments Wiemiller hears support her assessment. She’s continually told Marquette PAs are “a cut above,” “well-trained” and “prepared.”


Christine Davis H Sci ’12, PA partner with five attending physicians and

Davis can be doing curative or palliative care. This is what she worked so long and hard to be able to do.

10 fellows on the hematology/

IN HER OWN WORDS “I’m here for

oncology unit at the VA

patients who have something come up.

INSPIRATION Totally, completely

elated to work as a PA. She had a background in medical sales and a desire to move into the role of a practitioner, to provide a high level of individualized care at the moment patients need it

There’s someone for them to see or talk to.” That’s evidenced when a Marine vet who has 100 percent serviceconnected chronic leukemia comes in for a transfusion. He’s waiting for a stem cell transplant, and the road

Renan Saavedra H Sci ’12, PA resident, focus primary care INSPIRATION Is one of two Marquette

PAs selected for the residency program this year. He came to this role in medicine after a career in athletic training. While in that role, he worked with premier athletes on physical conditioning. Now, he works with vets on holistic health. There was always a part of him

most. There could be no more suitable

traveled has been tough. He hands

match than at the VA where, working

Davis a “challenge coin” with the

with supervising physicians, she sees

Marine Corps emblem on one side, and,

patients, spends time listening to them

on the flip side, his unit’s motto, ‘Death

and planning treatment plans. In this

before dishonor,’ and says: “I thank

IN HIS OWN WORDS “It was always

unit, patients can be severely ill and

you very much for fighting for me.”

a passion to practice medicine. At


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that cared for others. He recognized that early in life, but it took years of personal discernment to find the path to a PA.


In 2012, the PA program and the VA

members from Marquette participate

expanded their partnership when they

in the didactic teaching that supports

joined forces as one of six programs

the residency.

selected nationally to pilot a residency

program. The objective is to train PAs in

program sets a seriously high bar.

primary care with advanced clinical

Graduate PAs consistently score in the

knowledge and the ability to handle the

top 5 percent on the PANCE national

complex health issues seen among the

certifying exam. But there’s something

nation’s vets. In the first two years of

even more important to Wiemiller. “We

this federally funded initiative, the four

This still fairly young academic

think it’s great that they just

participating residents have all ma-

crush the board exam, but

triculated from Marquette. Faculty

what’s more telling is we

than tough, tougher than they expected. Just getting admitted requires fortitude. Each year, between 750 – 900 applications

have had 100 percent job

are sifted down to find 200 – 230 candi-

placement for the past

dates with strong academic credentials,

five years,” she says.

the right background and the drive to

“We’re in high demand.”

be successful in the program. These

Talk to current PA

candidates have only passed the first

students and there is a consistent complaint — but they say it while smiling.

hurdle. Next comes the in-person interview, the final culling process. Ultimately, 55 candidates will take seats as members of the next class.

This is a killer program, they say, tougher

OK, so they made it in. But then

their desire is really put to the test. The program is 32 months long in contrast to the average of 28 months at other PA programs in the nation. Wiemiller says the timeline fosters a curriculum that supports a hybrid program where one-half of the class constitutes >>

the end of the day, you have the feeling that you made some type of difference or learned something new that you didn’t know the previous day. As a student, you learn about medical management. Once you transition to become an actual provider, your learning curve becomes exponentially steeper. You’re actually making medical decisions based on what you’ve learned and what you experience. It’s gratifying.”

“Our students’ experiences are vast, and I have no doubt they make an impact on delivering care to our country’s veterans.” MARY JO WIEMILLER, PA-C, CHAIR OF THE PA PROGRAM

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Marquette undergraduates pursuing degrees in biomedical sciences. The other half comprises graduate students, many with prior health care experience. All students are put through the intense three-year cycle of didactic clinical medicine courses and clinical rotations.

“We train the students to come out

prepared for primary care,” Wiemiller explains. From there, they can practice in primary care or move into a focus of special interest.

A perfect example is the way Davis

assists doctors on the hematology/ oncology unit. The PA always works with a supervising physician but has great autonomy to diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medications, gather health histories and perform physical exams, interpret tests, and develop treatment plans for patients.

“PAs are able to expand a health care

team and allow more individual time to be spent with patients,” says Wiemiller.

LAW SCHOOL’S LEGAL AID War-related wounds and ailments aren’t the only challenges facing those who serve their country. Many also need legal advice. Marquette’s Volunteer Legal Clinic pro bono program includes twicea-month sessions for veterans and their families to receive free brief legal advice and referral services on civil legal issues. “These folks made sacrifices, and the least I can do is help them out with some of their legal problems,” says Ian Thomson, Law ’10, who began working in the legal clinic as a student and continues today as a volunteer attorney. Under the supervision of Julie Darnieder, Law ’78, clinic director, the legal clinic opened in 2009 on the grounds of the Milwaukee VA. It was moved to the nearby Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office in 2012. The cases can be emotional, often involving family law, bankruptcy and fore closure. Sometimes, the answers aren’t

ideal. Volunteer attorneys often find themselves consoling as well as counseling — another example of the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis. “People come in, and they clearly think the weight of the world is against them,” says C.J. Szafir, Law ’11, a volunteer attorney. “They’ve given up all hope.” But for all the tough cases, there are many veterans who are thrilled to have help solving a minor dispute or writing a will. For Marquette law students, volunteering provides a practical lesson. Attorneys aren’t expected to know all the answers — just how to find them. “It’s amazing,” says Joy Sisler, a third-year law student. “I try to tell everyone who’s an incoming student that they should do the legal clinic because it gives you a little bit of experience in just about everything.” — Chris Jenkins

With all of the changes coming as

a result of the Affordable Health Care Act and 60 million more Americans poised to become health care consumers, Wiemiller sees great opportunities for PAs.

“It’s an exciting time because it’s

competitive, the job market is here and the role that we play is so critical to the future of America’s health care.” ❍

Ben LaCoursiere Third-year PA student, second rotation at the VA INSPIRATION May be the only PA student ever

to walk into the surgery suite in mask and scrubs P ARTN ERIN G

The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center’s proximity to Marquette enables partnerships that attract faculty researchers and that bridge the gap between academics and practice. Walk down any hall and chances are good that alumni, graduate students and students currently studying anything from nursing to physical therapy to psychology to biomedical engineering will cross your path.


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and spot his grandfather’s name on the white board that lists surgeries being prepped. He couldn’t resist the moment, so he moved into the operating room and said, “Hi, Grandpa.” Needless to say, a very proud grand-


Ryan Fell Third-year PA student,

little his resistance gave way

second rotation at the VA

and he enrolled.

INSPIRATION Totally passionate


fella who has a great gift for gab and

has been everything I thought it

loves chatting with his patients, putting

would be. When it came time to

them at ease, learning their stories.

decide what kind of rotations

Fell’s own story is entertaining. He

I was going to do, I asked outright

pursued this dream for 14 years, after

whether there are opportunities

careers as an Army medic on tours

at the VA. As a veteran, those

of duty in Korea and Iraq and as

are people that I felt I wanted to

an athletic trainer for student-

participate in their health care.

athletes at Brookfield Central High

I think it’s a fantastic place to

School in Wisconsin. Fell met

learn because some of those

a PA when he was in the Army,

patients are fairly complicated,

and that pretty much ruled

some have lots of health issues

his future. After his discharge,

— some by their own choice and

Fell tried to resist that call. He

some by the outcomes of being

had a great job, a wife, and a

a defender of our country.”

baby on the way, but little by

“PA school has been everything I thought it would be.”

COLLEGE OF NURSING PARTNERSHIP FOR VETS father perked up fast that day. LaCoursiere was a biomedical sciences major who went directly into PA studies. He says being a PA offers a balance of being able to diagnose and treat and spend time with patients. IN HIS OWN WORDS “I wanted

to go into health care, wanted to help people — as cliché as that sounds. Working with vets is an honor and a privilege. There’s one common theme in all my patients at the VA — gratitude. They are appreciative, more so than at any other hospital I’ve been to. I will always look back on my time fondly, both for the experience it brought me and the opportunity to work

Maggie Brumley is no stranger to serving her country. A junior in the College of Nursing and a member of Marquette’s Navy ROTC program, she will be the ninth member of her family to serve when she begins her required five years of active duty and two years of reserve duty after graduating in May 2015. Brumley jumped at the chance to be a part of the college’s new veteran-centric cohort, which will ensure veterans continue to receive the specialized care they’ve earned. “Most of the students in the cohort are either ROTC members or have family members in the military, so we’re excited to be a part

of a program that brings recognition to veterans’ health care needs after service,” Brumley explains. A five-year, $5 million VA Nursing Academy Nursing Academic Partnership Program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs is being instituted at five nursing schools around the country to help fill expected future vacancies at VA hospitals. The nurses will be prepared to care for the specific needs of veterans and their families. The College of Nursing partners with the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, which provides a clinical setting for students. The partnership also funds 10 additional

full-time College of Nursing faculty members during the next five years, allowing 40 more students to enroll at Marquette by 2014–15. “We integrated a veteran-centric curriculum into the majority of our undergraduate pre-licensure courses,” explains Dr. Kerry Kosmoski-Goepfert, associate dean in the college. “The students in the veteran-centric cohort receive the same education as their peers, but they complete all of their clinical rotations at Zablocki.” Participation in this cohort, Brumley says, “will put me a step ahead of other nurses once I go into active duty.” — Lynn C. Sheka

with those who so bravely defended our country.”

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class notes Cultivating Milwaukee

Rick Barrett, Bus Ad ’95, planted

a stake called the Moderne on the map of Milwaukee.

Milwaukeeans watched it rise to 30 stories during the economic downturn to finally stand dominant as the solitary high rise west of the Milwaukee River. The luxury condo and apartment tower won the 2013 Project of the Year award from the Wisconsin Business Journal. Barrett best describes its amenities: “It’s all about the wow!” Barrett has some history upsetting norms. He often takes innovative projects a step further, such as another lauded development, River Homes at the Beerline. The original scope of 44 condos was blasted beyond original expectations when


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Barrett sought state funding to establish the connected Milwaukee Rowing Club and Urban Ecology Center. He’s ready to do it again, plant another stake, this one on the lakefront. Barrett and architect Matt Rinka will break ground in 2014 on the Couture, a 44-story hotel and retail complex. Their vision for a beautiful building plus walkways and bridges to connect the city’s museum district, Summerfest grounds and nearby retail district trumped other proposals for the site. “It took a Marquette grad and a University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee grad who spent their teen years on the lakefront and know the city best,” says Barrett. “We want to fix infrastructure and connectivity.” This development, like all those he chooses, fulfills Barrett’s preference to work on projects in great locations that make a difference and provide inspiration for the city. — Joni Moths Mueller

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1950 Bill Wambach, Eng ’50, won the 85- to 89-year-old high jump at the USA Track & Field Wisconsin Masters meet in Kenosha, Wis. His leap of 1.05 meters exceeded the AllAmerican Standard of 0.85 meters for his age group. He also won the long jump and triple jump.

1956 Chuck Radloff, Bus Ad ’56, and his wife, Ede, received the Diploma of Merit from the Order of the Holy Sepulchre for volunteering in Palestine, Israel and Jordan during the past 10 years. Assignments included providing assistance to Catholic schools and student interns. They are members of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and were promoted to Knight and Lady Commander with Star. Bill Taylor, Eng ’56, wrote the biography of author and adventurer Richard Halliburton, A Shooting Star Meets the Well of Death — Why and How

Richard Halliburton Conquered the World. The book was due to be published in late 2013 or early 2014. William Weber, Arts ’56, received the State Bar of Michigan Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Distinguished Service Award, recognizing his contributions to the field.

1966 Clarann Mullin Stocker, Arts ’66, Grad ’69, is a New York Universitycertified appraiser of fine and decorative arts and runs an antique shop out of her 1894 home and carriage barn in Tomahawk, Wis.

Jeanne (Gendreau) Carley, Jour ’58, wrote Folk Art of Cape Cod and the Islands, which was published in the fall and is available on

Jim Rebholz, Bus Ad ’66, was honored for a lifetime commitment to service as a volunteer for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. He has been active with ESGR for the past 30 years and has served in several volunteer positions since 1983.





Leslie Chen, Med ’59, received lifetime membership in the British Medical Association for her 50 years as a member. Ed Danowski, Arts ’59, is finishing his second business book, Secrets of the Fine Arts of Effective Planning and the Missing Link. He previously was a corporate executive for Johnson Wax.

1962 ♥ Galen Price, Bus Ad ’62, and Sharon (Huebner) Price, Arts ’63, celebrated their 50th anniversary at a party hosted by their five children and 13 grandchildren near their Punta Gorda, Fla., home.

1963 David Berg, Arts ’63, has been writing folk and country music since he retired.

Dr. Wayne Selting, Eng ’67, Grad ’69, is a professor of medicine at the University of Genoa in Italy. He lectures on surgical lasers for a post-graduate residency program.

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Michael J. Gonring, Jour ’69, Law ’82, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Mathias H. Heck, Jr., Bus Ad ’69, is chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section. He is a prosecuting attorney in Ohio. John Maloney, Arts ’69, Law ’72, is an attorney in the Quarles & Brady LLP trusts and estates practice group.

1970 David Cape, Jour ’70, retired as director of office support services for the sergeant at arms of the U.S. Senate. He worked for the Senate for 37 years. Micki Napp, Bud Ad ’70, retired from IBM and moved to Lake Tahoe, Nev., where she teaches aqua fitness, and kayaks with her husband, Phil, and their poodle, Louie. Larry Rich, Comm ’70, Grad ’77, retired as manager for media strategy for the Maryknoll


Ronald Barr, Eng ’69, Grad ’75, was elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. James D. Friedman, Law ’69, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

Sat next to a @MarquetteU alum

who turned 94 today on my train ride

home. It was wonderful hearing his stories from years ago at Marquette. STU DEN T PAIG E BU CKLEY O N T WITTER

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Mission Organization for which he worked for 32 years. He oversaw production of more than 40 films and documentaries, one of which was Oscar nominated, and two TV series. He was invited by SIGNIS, the International Catholic Communications Association, to speak on a panel about migration and the media at an annual forum in Bonn, Germany. Charles G. Vogel, Arts ’70, of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.


ness. He received his doctorate from Cornell University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Marquette in 1971. Brady C. Williamson, Arts ’71, of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

1972 Kathleen A. Gray, Arts ’72, Law ’82, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.



Charles Hasse, D.D.S., M.D., Arts ’71, was elected the 21st president of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Previously, he served as regent, treasurer, secretary and vice president. Dr. Douglas M. McCabe, Arts ’71, is in his 38th year as a professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Busi-

Dr. Tom Capo, Arts ’74, is psychology editor for the American Institute for Research and works on the continual development of a nationally administered high-stakes assessment instrument. Ron Spiers, Bus Ad ’74, retired from Wendy’s corporate office in Dublin, Ohio, after 31 years in the field and brand marketing departments. He helped develop and launch popular Wendy’s products, including the vanilla Frosty, and received the Dave Thomas Outstanding Management

Hot cookie night makes everything, even midterm week, better. #MUperks


Brian G. Lanser, Arts ’78, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

David B. Kern, Arts ’76, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.


Thomas P. McElligott, Arts ’76, Law ’83, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Anne Nordholm, Arts ’76, Grad ’95, published her first book, We Reap What We Sow: Modeling Positive Adulthood For Adolescents. David Preble, Arts ’76, was promoted to vice president of the newly created ADA Practice Institute by the American Dental Association, which aims to help ADA members better operate their dental practices. He had been director of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs since 2007. John A. Rothstein, Arts ’76, Law ’79, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

Jim Sartori, Bus Ad ’77, of the Sartori Co. in Plymouth, Wis., received the 2013 Midwest Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Tim Steinle, Arts ’77, Law ’80; Don Cento, Grad ’91; and Mike Steinle, Arts ’81; participated in the Door County Triathlon Sprint

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Frances Richards, Sp ’78, received her doctorate in business from the Jacksonville (Fla.) Theological Seminary.



Tri event, proudly wearing their Marquette jerseys.

Nicholas A. Kees, Eng ’76, Law ’79, of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.


George E. Haas, Eng ’71, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

Award, Field Marketing Manager of the Year Award and Field Marketing Legend Award. He looks forward to spending more time with his wife, Peggi, Arts ’75, two daughters and three granddaughters.


John Hager, Bus Ad ’79, Law ’82, of Hager, Dewick & Zuengler, S.C., in Green Bay, Wis., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Ann (Buerger) Linden, Eng ’79, was named executive director of Winchester Academy in Waupaca, Wis. Bridget (Smith) Ohl, Comm ’79, was promoted to vice president of marketing, training and administration at the Bank of Oswego in Lake Oswego, Ore. Jan Ohlander, Law ’79, was named a Top 10 Downstate Consumer Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers magazine. She is a partner at Reno & Zahm LLP in Rockford. Mary Schatz-Hoffman, Dent Hy ’79, was elected co-program director of dental hygiene at the Madison Area Technical College’s School of Health Education in Madison, Wis. Melaine Shannon Rothey, Esq., Arts ’79, was appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Neighborhood Legal Services Association. Ginny Bronesky Stuesser, Jour ’79, was appointed media director at Shine United, an advertising agency in Madison, Wis. She formerly taught advertising at

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Marquette and the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. Wendy Wurlitzer, Grad ’79, is finance chairwoman for the National Society of the Colonial Dames in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

1980 Ann K. Comer, Arts ’80, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

iPhony? Testing tech

Dr. Laura Korb Ferris, Arts ’93, debunked the power of an app to spot skin cancer. Worried a mole on your neck could be cancerous? Some say a smart phone app can provide the answer, but Ferris, a dermatologist and researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, wasn’t so sure. She and a team of researchers from the university gathered pictures of verified melanoma lesions — the deadliest form of skin cancer. They evaluated the lesions using four smart phone apps that claimed to be able to diagnose melanoma based on a photo. The results alarmed Ferris. Many of the apps misdiagnosed potentially deadly melanoma as benign. “There is definitely a place for technology in the delivery of dermatology, but our feeling is a tool has to be tested and validated with physician involvement,” Ferris says. After graduating, Ferris earned a doctorate in immunology from Johns Hopkins University and a medical degree from the University of Maryland. She teaches students and residents, does clinical research, and treats patients. Given the aging population and popularity of tanning beds, skin cancer is on the rise and dermatologists are busier than ever. Many patients turn to smart phone apps or their primary care doctors, who aren’t always skin experts. Ferris sees a health care gap. She is working with a computer science group at Carnege Mellon University to design a more reliable software program to help these doctors identify skin cancer. “One of the things that drives people to look for apps is we have a shortage of dermatologists,” Ferris explains. “We’re working on developing software tools to help primary care doctors figure out which lesions need immediate attention.” — Jessie Bazan

Marshall Doney, Bus Ad ’80, Grad ’82, was promoted to senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of the American Automobile Association. He oversees all of AAA’s automotive, travel, insurance, financial services and other businesses. Nell Jackson, L.P.C., Arts ’80, graduated from the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey, where she serves as a faculty member. She also maintains a private practice in Bernardsville and Summit, N.J.

1981 Jon E. Anderson, Law ’81, of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., in Madison, Wis., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Michael Sean Comerford, Arts ’81, was featured in the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine for his “Eyes Like Carnivals” blog coverage this past year. He is working around the country in traveling carnivals, living on carnival wages and hitchhiking between jumps. Robert H. Duffy, Arts ’81, Law ’84, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Kay Hunt, Law ’81, was elected to a two-year term on the board

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of directors of the Minneapolis law firm Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King and Stageverg, P.A. Ralph Tease, Law ’81, is a member of the Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation.

Thomas D. Veve, Grad ’83, ’90, was promoted to professor of history at Dalton State College in Dalton, Ga.


1982 Mark A. Kircher, Arts ’82, Law ’85, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. William Maksymiec, Arts ’82, was ordained a deacon of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. He is assigned to the Church of the Annunciation. Kristin A. Roeper, Bus Ad ’82, Law ’89, of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

Mark Brady, Arts ’84, and James Smith-Vandergriff, Eng ’01, competed with their BBQ team, Roadkill BBQ, in this year’s American Royal Barbecue Contest, held in Kansas City, Mo. The contest is the largest barbecue competition in the world. Their team placed 12th out of 170 contestants in the invitational pork contest and fourth out of 562 contestants in the open pork competition.

♥ Michael Brauer, Sp ’84, and

Ken Brown, Jour ’83, is executive director of marketing and communication at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Previously, he was city editor of the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque.

Margaret (Sankovitz) Brauer, H Sci, ’84, celebrated their 25th anniversary. They have four children, three of whom are Marquette students. The family lives in Greendale, Wis., where she is a physical therapist with the Orthopedic Hospital of Wisconsin and he is a senior consultant at McDonald Schaefer.

John Pickard, Arts ’83, was promoted to police commander in the Lakewood (Colo.) Police Department.

Marcie Eanes, Jour ’84, performed at September’s 100 Thousand Poets for Change in Waco, Texas.


Just ran into the @MarquetteU women’s

soccer team on the streets of #NYC and

yelled “Go Marquette!” Think I scared them. Proud to be an alum. J ENNI FER STO P K A , COM M ’09, ON T W ITTER



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Dave Kucera, Bus Ad ’84, joined Capital One in Chicago as managing director and head of the structured products group, which provides financing to owners and managers of financial assets across the United States. Mark Peterson, Arts ’84, founded Rhino Software Inc. in 1997 when it released its first product, FTP Voyager, for Microsoft Windows. He and his wife, Jane, are retired and enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and helping their children succeed with their academic careers.

1985 Patricia A. Hintz, Bus Ad ’85, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

♥ Brian Hodous, Bus Ad ’85, and Michele (McGuire) Hodous, Sp ’85, celebrated their 25th anniversary. They met at a university sports training facility, where he was wrestling and she was running track. Their relationship began during Father Walsh’s Christian Marriage class, and they got married on Jan. 2, 1988. They have lived in seven states and two countries and currently reside in Los Angeles, where he is the chief customer officer for Activision Blizzard. Tom Huffman, Bus Ad ’85, received the 2013 Small Lender of the Year award from the Small Business Administration. He is senior vice president of SBA lending at Village Bank & Trust in Glenview, Ill. Eugene M. Killeen, Arts ’85, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Patrick S. Murphy, Bus Ad ’85, Law ’02, of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., was named in

The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Jim Sarafolean, Bus Ad ’85, retired from the U.S. Navy after a 34-year active/reserve duty career. He is a civil servant working for the U.S. Navy in Norfolk, Va. Walter J. Skipper, Bus Ad ’85, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

1986 Paul F. Heaton, Arts ’86, Law ’90, of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Dan Young, Bus Ad ’86, was elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Minneapolis law firm Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King and Stageverg, P.A.

1987 Anthony Gill, Arts ’87, received a three-year, $1 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation in conjunction with Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. He will study the link between religious liberty and social flourishing. Mike Hiestand, Jour ’87, is touring the United States with free speech icon Mary Beth Tinker to promote free speech, press and civics education. He has worked for more than two decades with the nonprofit Student Press Law Center, providing legal help to nearly 15,000 students and teachers.


Michael A. Jaskolski, Eng ’89, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

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Unsigned painting The canvas is untraditional but for an anonymous alumnus, a new coat of paint was just what was needed to polish up the dignity of the Old Gym. He spent plenty of time inside when he was an Army ROTC student. When he returned to campus last year for the Veterans Day ceremony, he thought this old friend could use a little spit and polish. After all, this is headquarters for Marquette students who go on to serve their country. In a salute to those students, he requested the privilege of getting the job done. He also founded a scholarship for ROTC students. Send us your two-minute story! Email us at

Christine Liu McLaughlin, Comm ’89, Law ’92, of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Kevin M. Long, Eng ’89, Grad ’92, Law ’92, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Lisa A. Lyons, Arts ’89, Law ’92, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

1990 Steven A. Heinzen, Arts ’90, Grad ’94, of LaFollette, Godfrey & Kahn in Madison, Wis., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Sean P. Johnson, Comm ’90, was named associate editor of the Fox Cities Magazine, a monthly lifestyle publication based in Appleton, Wis. Dr. Robert Lewis, Grad ’90, and his wife, Carol, celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sept. 28, 2012. They live in west central

Florida, where he runs a tour boat for the Crystal River State Park and she tends to her gardens. L. Maxwell McKissick, Comm ’90, of Milwaukee launched SERVE 60, a national nonprofit initiative designed to increase American service and volunteerism for at least 60 minutes at a time, any time during the year. Patrick Morrow, Arts ’90, was promoted to colonel and graduated from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. He is assigned director of strategic plans and policy for the U.S. Army Central Command at the Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.

1991 Tim Blair, Arts ’91, was named corporate vice president of marketing and communications at the Huron Consulting Group in Chicago. Kate Burgess, Comm ’91, received the 2013 ATHENA Award, given to those who have exhibited

professional excellence and community service by helping women attain professional excellence and leadership skills. She is owner and CEO of Fulfillnet in Green Bay, Wis. Bridget (O’Brien) Fagan, D.N.P., F.N.P., Nurs ’91, is an assistant professor at the Rush University College of Nursing. She also celebrated her 10th wedding anniversary with husband Shaun Fagan, Comm ’92. They live in Berwyn, Ill., with children Jameson, 8, and Colin, 3. Douglas J. Patch, Bus Ad ’91, of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Kathleen Westrich, Arts ’91, is assistant principal at Ronald Reagan IB High School in the Milwaukee Public Schools.

1992 Peppur Chambers, Comm ’92, finished two plays. Her production of The Build Up is set in a private residence, and Dick & Jayne Get a Life received an

extension at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Steven Eck, Eng ’92, published the golf rankings book Golf’s All-Time Greatest. It is available at and Barnes & Noble.

1993 Paul Griepentrog, Bus Ad ’93, Law ’96, of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. David R. Navarre, Bus Ad ’93, of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

♥ Nick Nigro, Eng ’93, and Angela (Mihm) Nigro, Comm ’92, celebrated 20 years of Ahoya love on Jan. 1, 2014. They met at the Varsity Theatre for the freshman orientation showing of Stand By Me, and they have been doing that ever since. They live in Sun Prairie, Wis., with children Hayden, 10, and Brady, 8.

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Jenny Benjamin, Arts ’94, wrote her first novel, This Most Amazing, published by Armida Publications in April 2013. Kristine Cherek, Arts ’94, of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Bob Frigo, Arts ’94, was named associate director of the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement at Elon University in Elon, N.C. Cmdr. Brian Hamling, Eng ’94, U.S.N., is chief staff officer of Training Air Wing Four at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is married to Renee (Mathieu) Hamling, Comm ’94, and they have four children.

♥ Jennifer Lay-Riske, Comm ’94, is a producer at Chicago’s WMAQ-TV and was nominated for a national Emmy for outstanding regional spot news for coverage of the May 2012


NATO protest. She and her husband, Michael Riske, Bus Ad ’92, also celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary.

Judith Williams-Killackey, Arts ’94, is chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s labor and employment section at Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLP.


Angela Ewald, Comm ’98, was nominated for Outstanding Children’s Series and Outstanding New Approaches, Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series Emmys for her work on the national PBS children’s program SciGirls. The program already received one Emmy. She was profiled in the spring 2012 issue of Marquette Magazine.

1995 Bernard J. Kearney, III, Arts ’95, Grad ’97, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLC was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

Christopher Huffine, Eng ’97, received the Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientist and Engineer of the Year Award.

Jennifer Vega, Eng ’95, Grad ’04, is principal of Queen of Apostles School in Pewaukee, Wis.

Katherine Maloney Perhach, Arts ’97, Law ’00, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLC, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

1996 Brian Faherty, Comm ’96, played supporting roles in the films American Hustle and The Business Trip, as well as on the TV shows Blue Bloods and The Knick. Thomas R. Homburg, Law ’96, of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.


Happy 100th, John!

He met the love of his life, Ione, and they spent 60 of 16 and great grandfather eight times over. He is a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, a retiree, and civic and philanthropic leader. This year, John Schoonenberg, Bus Ad ’36, celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends. John lives in West Allis, Wis., and attends every Marquette men’s basketball home game. But the best accolade comes from his sons: “He is a heck of a guy. We’re glad he’s our dad.” Are you celebrating a milestone event? Tell us. Send a picture to

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Centers of America, which has hospitals in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa, Okla. He and his family live in Arizona.

Sean O’D Bosack, Law ’97, of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

years together. He is the father of six, a grandfather


Xin Zhang, Eng ’96, is a network administrator at Standard Process Inc., a manufacturer of whole food supplements in Palmyra, Wis.

1998 Timothy Blazek, Bus Ad ’98, was named director of national accounts and channel expansion at Millard Refrigerated Services in Omaha. Christopher Downs, Bus Ad ’98, is vice president of information services at the Cancer Treatment

Dave Schuster, Nurs ’98, was promoted to ventricular assist device and heart transplant coordinator at Milwaukee’s Froedtert Hospital. Nicole Truog, Bus Ad ’98, was named director of the Erdman Center for Operations and Technology Management at the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin– Madison.

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Melanie Escobar, Comm ’99, received a Heartland Regional Emmy in the News Promo Single Spot/Same Day —  Producer, Writer, Editor category. Noleta L. Jansen, Arts ’99, of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady LLC, was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Christina “Tina” Zila, Arts ’99, is a marketing specialist at IGT in Las Vegas.

Chicago’s League leader

Guy Maras, Arts ’87, calls it

a coincidence. It’s a funny one.

He is co-managing partner of Hennessey and Roach law firm, with offices on the seventh floor of Chicago’s landmark Marquette Building.

Maras moves between that building — that is coincidentally named for

alumni’s favorite explorer — to another pillar of city history as president of the Union League Club of Chicago. He was named 124th president last summer and used his first official address to ask members of the club, founded in 1879 to “uphold the sacred obligations of citizenship,” whether it is still relevant.

The question was rhetorical. Maras really hasn’t any doubt. “Chicago

continues to change,” he says, “and the Union League Club is an institution that impacts the development of our community.”

The club’s 3,800 members do get involved. The public affairs committee 

— Maras’ personal passion — advances public policy discourse. The committee currently is pressing for greater transparency in government to prevent a recurrence of the recent flap to privatize Chicago’s parking meters. The club owns four Boys & Girls Clubs serving 11,600 kids. “Our kids have a 97 percent graduation rate,” Maras boasts. The club’s two major philanthropic works, the Engineers’ Foundation and the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, support scholarships for aspiring engineers and artists. And there is much more.

Maras says he has been involved with two great institutions — Marquette

and the Union League Club. He tries to live up to encouragement Rev. John Schlegel, S.J., offered when presenting his diploma. Maras recalls, “Father said: ‘This is a Jesuit degree. Go do something good with it.’” — Joni Moths Mueller

2001 Kevin Gaertner, Arts ’01, started the Law Office of Kevin M. Gaertner in Milwaukee. Dan Lazarz, Bus Ad ’01, is a broker in the professional services group of Dallas Swett & Crawford, a CGSC company. His expertise is in management and professional liability.

2002 Christopher W. Erwin, S.E., P.E., Eng ’02, Grad ’04, was promoted from senior project engineer to associate at the Chicago office of Thornton Tomasetti, an international engineering firm. John T. Reichert, Law ’02, of Milwaukee’s Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., was named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

2003 Brian Cline, Comm ’03, is principal of Oak Grove Elementary School in Bloomington, Minn. John Peronto, P.E., S.E., Eng ’03, was promoted from associate to senior associate at the Chicago office of Thornton Tomasetti, an international engineering firm.

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What’s missing? Richard and Judith (Briedis) English were settling into their new retirement home, hanging mementos, including Judith’s diploma, Arts ’58. Then Richard realized he didn’t have a diploma of his own to hang beside it. Wait! Did he graduate? His memory played tricks so he called Marquette for confirmation. Yes, but he left the country for a job in Puerto Rico and didn’t pick up the sheepskin. Could he have it 50-plus years later? Marquette was pleased to comply. “I have it hung now,” says Richard, Arts ’59. “It means a lot from a sentimental point of view.” Send us your two-minute story! Email us at


Make sure we know how to contact you. Questions? Call: (414) 288-7441 or (800) 344-7544 or visit marquette. edu/classnotes.

2005 Jennifer Dienes, Arts ’05, is an associate in the intellectual property practice group at the Chicago office of the law firm K&L Gates LLP. Maureen “Reenie” (Scheuber) Fluyeras, Bus Ad ’05, was promoted to supervisor at RitzHolman CPAs. Maureen Schrock Marienthal, Arts ’05, started her own business with Rodan & Fields, specialists in skin care and anti-aging treatments.

2006 James N. Law, Grad ’06, Law ’12, is an associate in the litigation practice at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. in Milwaukee. Dorota Pruski, Arts ’06, was 38

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ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church after receiving her master in divinity degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary. She is an associate priest at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Madison, Wis. Jim Trexel, Grad ’06, is an investor in and adviser for Flying Mouse Brewery, a startup craft brewer in Troutville, Va. Dominique Jordan Turner, Grad ’06, was appointed president and CEO of the Chicago Scholars Foundation, which helps Chicago-area students attend college.

2008 Patrick Landry, Arts ’08, was appointed principal of Maternity BVM Catholic School in Chicago. Annika Schuller-Rach, Eng ’08, Grad ’13, was promoted to project manager at the Milwaukee office of Opus Design Build LLC.


Scott Astrada, Law ’09, Grad ’13,

is one of eight 2013–14 graduate fellows of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C. He works for the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Chris Cromos, Eng ’09, was promoted to project manager at the Milwaukee office of Opus Design Build LLC.

tiveness at Batzner Services. Amanda Mehr, Arts ’10, Grad ’12, is founding director of curriculum and instruction at the Carmen High School of Science and Technology’s new campus on Milwaukee’s northwest side. She was a 2012 Teach For America corps member at the school’s south campus.

Nick Gregory, Comm ’09, was promoted to Mid-Atlantic territory manager for the Brady Corp., a worldwide company based in Milwaukee.

Henry J. Thomas, Arts ’10, joined Husch Blackwell’s labor and employment group.

Alexander Schmid, Arts ’09, teaches freshman logic and rhetoric, and a law and debate elective class for juniors and seniors at American Heritage Charter Schools in Escondido, Calif.

Lt. j.g. Taylor J. Bootz, Arts ’11, received his wings of gold during a winging ceremony at NAS Whiting Field in Milton, Fla., the culmination of two years of intense flight school training. His duty station is NAB Coronado in San Diego, where he flies the MH-60 Romeo helicopter for the U.S. Navy.

2010 Dr. Marthina Greer, Law ’10, was elected an at-large member of the American Veterinary Medical Association Judicial Council. Melissa (Batzner) Krische, Bus Ad ’10, was promoted to manager of operational effec-


Brian Falk, Bus Ad ’11, was promoted to senior accountant at RitzHolman CPAs. Pinna Rea Katz, Grad ’11, was appointed director of faculty development at the Rosalind

Michael G. Koutnik, Bus Ad ’11, Law ’13, joined the Milwaukee firm Fox, O’Neill & Shannon, S.C., as an associate. Erin Ruckoldt, Comm ’11, is a DJ on 103.9 the Fox WFXF–FM in Dundee, Ill. Aaron Schmalzle, Grad ’11, was promoted to senior clergy health ministry liaison at the Florida Hospital, where he is director of Rejuvenate, a national wellness program for clergy. He is also serving a three-year term on the synod council of the Florida-Bahamas synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Colleen Shaw, Comm ’11, created a documentary about Pat Stein, an 18-year-old who suffered a stroke and was left with Locked-in Syndrome, leaving him unable to move anything but his eyes. Stein’s grandfather is a Marquette alumnus. Look for this story in the spring 2014 issue of Marquette Magazine.

2012 Tim McDonough, Arts ’12, of Algonquin, Ill., is a senior associate at Mindshare. Michael “Micah” Soriano, Comm ’12, is a regional marketing manager in the unitary products group at Johnson Controls in Milwaukee.

2013 Kathryn K. Westfall, Law ’13, is an associate in the business law practice at Reinhart Boerner Van Dueren, s.c., in Milwaukee.

Molly (Smith) Shields, Bus Ad ’06; Jill Schlangen, Bus Ad ’06; Joe Ribbich, Eng ’07; and Shannon (O’Brien) Ribbich, Nurs ’08. Jaclyn M. Mallardi, Comm ’03, and Dr. Philip D. Settimi, Sept. 28, 2013 at Chiesa di San Bartolomeo in Tuscany, Italy.


Ryan Dunn, Arts ’01, and Natalie Moser, March 17, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Madison, Wis. They live in Tampa, Fla. Brian Jones, Arts ’01, and Sarah (Burton) Jones, Oct. 14, 2012 in Glenview, Ill. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Andrew Jasculca, Comm ’02; Megan O’Malley, Bus Ad ’01, Grad ’02; Lauren (Hartzel) Kaczmarek, Arts ’01; and Matt Rasmusson, Arts ’01. Mark Daniel Huber, Eng ’02, and Kate Elizabeth DeCleene, June 21, 2013 at Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, Neb. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Robert Christopher Boler, Eng ’04; Mike Evert, Bus Ad ’01; Dennis Andrew Sauer, Eng ’01; Irene (Panos) Evert, Bus Ad ’01; Jeremy Samuel Jones, Eng ’03; Michael Joshua Zent, Eng ’01; Jeremy Joseph Vandenhouten, Eng ’02; and Matthew Christopher Hayes, Eng ’02. Ryan Georges, Bus Ad ’03, Grad ’04, and Ann (Bloudek) Georges, Aug. 3, 2013 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen, Minn.


Michael L. Mallardi, Comm ’01; Peter Heigl, Bus Ad ’03; and Megan A. Ratliff, Bus Ad ’03, Grad ’06. John R. Osgood, Eng ’03, and Cheryl Sowa, May 25, 2013 in Chicago. Tim Cote, Arts ’03, officiated. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Matt Drew, Sci ’03; Meg (Taylor) Drew, Nurs ’03; Joe Starr, Arts ’03; Kim (Johnson) Starr, Nurs ’03; Nic Wucherer, Comm ’04; Shannon (Sobieski) Wucherer, Comm ’04; Courtney (Igou) Nobilio, Comm ’03; and Reena Lorntson, Nurs ’02. Josephine Puglia, Bus Ad ’03, and Kevin Price at Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness, Ill. They live in Palatine, Ill., where he is an engineer and she is an HR professional. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Maryrose Puglia, Arts ’06, PT ’08;

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Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Ill. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.

Taya Seline Tomasello, Bus Ad ’03; and Noel Pawlak, Bus Ad ’90. Sheena Quinn, Comm ’04, and Pete Purvis, May 25, 2013 at St. Andrew Church in Chicago, where they live. She is a public relations executive, and he is the bagpiper in the band Gaelic Storm. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Katie O’Grady, Comm ’04; Valerie (Toll) Shaker, Comm ’04; Stephanie (Bremer) McAndrew, Comm ’04; and Erin Killeen, Comm ’04. Adam Starodub, Comm ’04, and Rebecca Putnam, Aug. 31, 2013 at the First Congressional Church of Evanston in Evanston, Ill. The couple lives in Chicago. ALUMNUS IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Kevin Deters, Comm ’04. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Don Wadewitz, Comm ’00, Grad ’03; Scott Hanson, Comm ’03; Joseph Gaus, Comm ’04; and Julie (Buscemi) Neulieb, Comm ’04. Dr. Amy C. (Branam) Armiento, Grad ’05, and Frank Armiento, July 6, 2013 in Cumberland, Md. Nicholas Andryc, Comm ’06, and Lucy Briski, Aug. 10, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.

On the wall at the @MarquetteU

@Starbucks: “Pay attention. Listen closely.

Realize your breathing. Witness your location. You are alive.”



Bill Gregozeski, Bus Ad ’03, Grad ’08; Eric Plautz, Bus Ad ’02; Julie (Kinane) Plautz, H Sci ’03, PT ’05; and Dean Manglona, Bus Ad ’05. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Kathleen McDaniel, Arts ’05;

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in memoriam

Helen J. Lynch Riordan, Arts ’38 Clifford D. Tobin, Dent ’38 Lauretta T. Kleinheinz Martinson, Arts ’39 Catharine P. Schwartz Singleton, Bus Ad ’39 William J. Herziger, Eng ’40 Frank A. Ribich, Law ’41 Edward E. Kaiser, Bus Ad ’42 William G. Kasten, Bus Ad ’42, Dent ’54 Joseph G. Urban, Jour ’42 Lloyd Van Antwerpen, Bus Ad ’42 Rita Draude, Nurs ’43, ’57 Roy E. Dusick, Dent ’43 James S. Michuda, Eng ’43 Virginia J. Gross Potter, Nurs ’43 Earl G. Henry, Grad ’44 Helen C. Lilley, Arts ’44, Grad ’48 Erik M. Pell, Eng ’44 Gerard G. De Rosa, Dent ’45 Adolph A. Franz, Arts ’45 Frances B. Bielinski Laskowski, Jour ’45 Audrey J. Nelson Lundgren, Dent Hy ’45 Carol J. Borchardt Maas, Dent Hy ’45 Clarence G. Westerson, Eng ’45 Anne M. Blewett Bleck, Arts ’46 James R. Sharpe, Dent ’46 James H. Shelton, Dent ’46 Robert E. Swart, Med ’46 Eldor W. Kannenberg, Bus Ad ’47 Olive M. Finnegan Linn, Sp ’47 Arnold P. Brown, Bus Ad ’48 William T. Holland, Med ’48 Robert R. Jonas, Arts ’48 Gene W. Renguette, Eng ’48 Henry C. Rumm, Eng ’48 William J. Shaughnessy, Law ’48 Mary E. McGinn Surprise, Arts ’48 Giles A. Daeger, Arts ’49, Grad ’51 Phyllis L. Bischel DeLong, Arts ’49


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Charlotte L. Pier Ernst, Dent Hy ’49 Richard J. Fridl, Eng ’49 Willard F. Hupfer, Bus Ad ’49 Richard K. Jacobs, Bus Ad ’49 Edward P. Kolacke, Bus Ad ’49 John R. Lemon, Bus Ad ’49 Lewis L. Miller, Eng ’49 Harriet A. Bruning Rieder, Med Tech ’49 Marino Joseph DeMarinis, Dent ’50 Jerome M. Friederichs, Eng ’50 Arlene K. George Hayes, Dent Hy ’50 George Johannes, Bus Ad ’50 Patricia M. Piepenhagen Johannes, Bus Ad ’50 Francis T. Kaiser, Eng ’50 James A. Kuehn, Jour ’50 Owen J. Morrissey, Dent ’50 John J. Poehlmann, Arts ’50, Law ’52

Robert R. Knuth, Arts ’52 Charles D. Kramp, Bus Ad ’52 R. Elaine McAllister, Nurs ’52 John T. McCormick, Dent ’52 Elsbeth Erb Mundt, Arts ’52 Joseph N. Schindler, Arts ’52 Raymond M. Stobba, Bus Ad ’52 Harold V. Tepoorten, Bus Ad ’52 Joan C. McGee Whitlock, Arts ’52 Marilyn A. Meyer, Bus Ad ’53 John J. Post, Med ’53 Elaine M. Reiter, Bus Ad ’53 James D. Trippel, Bus Ad ’53 John J. Walsh, Arts ’53 Joseph R. Wiedner, Bus Ad ’53 Thomas G. Barrett, Dent ’54 Imogene R. Hall Canfield, Grad ’54 Georgia J. Romberger Grimmer, Sp ’54

Howard A. Olson, Grad ’57 Patricia B. Wroblewski Tuma, Arts ’57, Grad ’61 James L. Coppersmith, Law ’58 Ellen D. Dooley Cowperthwaite, Jour ’58 Peter R. La Brasca, Arts ’58 Margaret A. Jacobs Meyer, Arts ’58 Ronald K. Michaelson, Eng ’58 William A. Reichert, Bus Ad ’58 Ervin A. Span, Jour ’58 Carlton Sterr, Bus Ad ’58 Donald E. Taggart, Dent ’58 Mary T. Tomlinson, Arts ’58 Susan O’Leary Ahern, Dent Hy ’59 Eugene P. Bradt, Arts ’59 James P. Derbin, Med ’59 Mary H. Kyllingstad, Nurs ’59 James C. Lampman, Dent ’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. Werner P. Pufahl, Arts ’50, Grad ’58 Nyal M. Scheuermann, Arts ’50,

Med ’54

Florence M. Wuka, Bus Ad ’50 Allan H. Bley, Bus Ad ’51 Francis J. Brickle, Eng ’51 Joseph P. Busch, Bus Ad ’51 Richard J. Chenery, Bus Ad ’51 Stanley J. Fleece, Bus Ad ’51 Leo J. Groth, Dent ’51 Stanley H. Jakala, Arts ’51 James J. Mielke, Bus Ad ’51 John W. Plummer, Dent ’51 John H. Rainaldo, Arts ’51 Robert M. Rauterberg, Bus Ad ’51 Donald L. Sowle, Arts ’51 August J. Stellberg, Bus Ad ’51 Irvin V. Troy, Arts ’51 Margaret M. Naegele Voge, Arts ’51 Elaine R. McAllister Winkelman, Nurs ’51 Thaddeus F. Bilinski, Bus Ad ’52 Audrey J. Borkenhagen Burant, Nurs ’52 M.E. Frankowska, Grad ’52 Herbert J. Gross, Arts ’52

Virgil M. Koch, Nurs ’54 John P. Lacey, Med ’54 Victor J. Marino, Bus Ad ’54 Raymond N. Olson, Eng ’54 Edward A. Fisher, Eng ’55 Phyllis R. Gollin Holzman, Nurs ’55, Grad ’61, ’84 Donald H. Lonski, Bus Ad ’55, Eng ’68 Robert J. McMillin, Eng ’55 Arthur J. Rehberger, Arts ’55 Patricia M. Mealy Reuschlein, Arts ’55 Margery A. Metziger Brennan, Nurs ’56 Agnes O. O’Connell Buckley, Nurs ’56 Georgine P. Loacker, Grad ’56 M.C. McDowell, Grad ’56 Richard C. Pitz, Bus Ad ’56 Ferdinand J. Post, Eng ’56 Robert J. Schiller, Bus Ad ’56 William J. Schuster, Eng ’56 James R. Slawny, Jour ’56 Harold W. Strunsee, Eng ’56 Thomas P. Feit, Eng ’57 Nancy E. Hirschboeck Jaekels, PT ’57

Eugene F. LeTendre, Eng ’59 Robert F. Poehlman, Eng ’59 David R. Schlieman, Dent ’59 Elizabeth M. Abel Vander Heyden, Nurs ’59 James H. Weber, Arts ’59 Robert F. Wylin, Med ’59 William G. Gensler, Arts ’60 Barbara L. McKaig, Jour ’60 William J. Schneble, Arts ’60, Med ’64 James L. Speichinger, Bus Ad ’60 Michael E. Hawley, Eng ’61 Duane R. Paull, Grad ’61 Marianne C. Driscoll Van Maren, Arts ’61 Charles J. Wilson, Dent ’61 Michael J. Ash, Arts ’62 Robert J. Ennis, Arts ’62, Grad ’68 Philip F. Fons, Bus Ad ’62 Hyman R. Gollman, Grad ’62 Lawrence B. Korta, Eng ’62, Grad ’65 Gayle M. Hillenbrand Henion, Arts ’63 Joseph C. Boehme, Bus Ad ’64 Joseph F. Cairnes, Bus Ad ’64 Joann V. Malane Campbell, Grad ’64

Sharon A. Sawicki Vogel, Bus Ad ’75 Mary L. Cox, Grad ’76 Thomas J. Van Rens, Arts ’76 Charlotte F. Smits, Grad ’77 Gloria M. Luczak Ashley, Bus Ad ’78 Vincent “Andy” Kojeski, Jour ’78 Gary F. Rosenberger, Bus Ad ’78 Paul D. Etu, Grad ’80 William S. Roush, Law ’80 Wayne M. Yankala, Law ’80 Janice B. Neetenbeek, Arts ’82 Lawrence S. Bale, Grad ’84 Kathryn A. McGrane Sargent, Law ’85 Patrick D. Moloney, Arts ’85 Carollee M. Beggs Norquist, Sp ’85 Ross L. Kodner, Law ’86 Michael M. Mannion, Bus Ad ’86 David M. Beaudoin, Grad ’87 Colleen A. Sullivan Carey, Comm ’90 Kevin F. Flynn, Bus Ad ’91 Debra J. Kuklinski Mater, Grad ’91 Kieran J. Walsh, Law ’91 Andrew R. Apte, Dent ’92 Jerry Morana, Dent ’95 Doreen J. Chause, Grad ’96 Mark L. Hayry, Eng ’97 Scott A. Wirig, Prof St ’04 Michael Bizunowicz, Arts ’07 Linda K. Broughton Lang, Nurs ’09

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M.K. Kelly, Grad ’64 Conrad Monrad, Grad ’64 Richard H. Timmers, Arts ’64, Law ’66 Howard S. Brown, Grad ’65 Jeffrey A. Gros, Grad ’65 Raymond C. Ahl, Grad ’66 Robert E. Brotherhood, Eng ’66 Frances M. McNeil Edwards, Grad ’66 Stanley L. Gibbon, Med ’66, Grad ’67 Nancy A. Cronin Swackhamer, Arts ’66 Mary J. Baker, Grad ’67 Helen M. Guditis, Arts ’67 Marvin L. Harder, Eng ’67 Philip J. Schleifer, Med ’67 Kenneth S. Sidell, Arts ’67 Roger A. Wach, Eng ’67 Brenda M. Fay, Arts ’68 James F. Gregorski, Eng ’68 Robert R. Joyce, Arts ’68 Mariann M. Obenauf Mayer, Dent Hy ’68 Mary K. Vincent, Sp ’68 Carl C. Hartman, Eng ’69 Richard K. Lloyd, Eng ’69 Harold S. Peckron, Bus Ad ’70 Nancy J. Nelson Abram, Sp ’71 M.S. Chouinard, Grad ’71 Dean P. Meminger, Arts ’71 James J. Neff, Dent ’72 Louis Ricchio, Jour ’72 Camillus H. Wurtz, Arts ’72 Scott W. Scampini, Bus Ad ’74

Visiting other undergrad campuses is cool, but it makes me realize why @MarquetteU was the best place for me to spend my four years. STU DEN T STERLIN G H ARDAWAY ON T W I TT E R


Joel Andryc, Arts ’79; Nancy (Schmid) Andryc, Bus Ad ’79; Jim Keppler, Arts ’79; Deb (Schaefer) Keppler, Arts ’79; Bob Brummond, Arts ’79; Phil Byrne, Arts ’79; John Cook, Arts ’79; Virginia Harte Friesen, Nurs ’79; Josh Drueck, Arts ’06; CJ Bown, Arts ’06; Adam Stillo, H Sci ’06, Grad ’09; Griffin Saving, Bus Ad ’06; Nicholas Alexenko, Bus Ad ’07; Sarah Goebel, Nurs ’10; and Benny Affetto, Bus Ad ’07. Lindsay (Salamone) Brechon, H Sci ’07, and Michael L. Brechon, Comm ’06, Aug. 17, 2013 at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rockford, Ill. They live in Omaha, where she is a speech pathologist and he is a dental student at Creighton University. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Carolyn (Ellefson) Cradick, Bus Ad ’07; Sean Cradick, Eng ’07; Corey VanHarpen, Bus Ad ’07; Nicole Boedeker, Nurs ’07; Erin Tyrrell, Bus Ad ’06; Frank Nolan, Eng ’06; Sarah (Ledden) Nolan, Eng ’07; Sara Craig, Arts ’06; Ann Puglisi, Nurs ’06; Jennifer Harris, H Sci ’06; Maeghan Verhagen, Nurs ’06; Jon-Eric Morales, Eng ’06; Pat Duca, Bus Ad ’06; Greg Ely, Arts ’06; Chris Hultman, Bus Ad ’06; Amy Brechon, Nurs ’13; and Dan Thibaudeau, H Sci ’06.

Sarah (Andersen) McNally, Nurs ’07, and Christopher McNally, Eng ’07, Nov. 26, 2011 at Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Parents of the bride Mary Hauser Andersen, Sp ’71, and Bill Andersen, Arts ’71; best man Brian McNally, Eng ’13; and Martin Masterson, Bus Ad ’06; Conor Price, Bus Ad ’07; Milad Moin, Eng ’06; Lindsay Grote Moin, Nurs ’07; Aileen Kenny, Bus Ad ’04; Matt Mickas, H Sci ’06, PT ’09; Colin Joclyn, Bus Ad ’06; Ian O’Malley, Bus Ad ’06; Thomas Knightly, Arts ’06; Martin Mulligan, Bus Ad ’07; Dani Drexler Hoffman, Nurs ’07; and Leah Kodet Nigon, Nurs ’07. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Colleen Hallahan, Comm ’06; Adam Vail, Arts ’06; Justine Mickas, Nurs ’06; Mary Clare Reardon, Comm ’11; Meghan (McCafferty) Eggert, Bus Ad ’06; Michael Christie, Bus Ad ’07; Meggan Fogarty, Bus Ad ’06; Philip Hausmann, Bus Ad ’06; Bridget (Brady) Joyce, Nurs ’06; Kara Daley, Arts ’07; Amy Margo, Comm ’07; Ellie Hanso, Comm ’08; Danny Styler, Arts ’08; Christine (Edgar) Daemicke, Arts ’06; Molly Wendell, Bus Ad ’07; Heather Weber, Bus Ad ’06, Grad ’09; Kyle Weber, H Sci ’06, PT ’08;

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Amy Butler, Arts ’06, Grad ’07; Eileen Flaherty, Bus Ad ’05; Maureen (McQuaid) Nelligan, Bus Ad ’05; Kelly (Gavin) Gillespie, Sp ’06; Patrick Brannon, Eng ’06; Howard Healy, Arts ’72, Law ’75; Anthony Shaker, Arts ’70; Lucy (Smith) Shaker, Arts ’70; Joseph Shaker, Arts ’72; Terry (Crispin) Shaker, Nurs ’72; Carol Pearson, Jour ’71; Stephanie Loughran, Jour ’71; Mary Kay McDermott, Arts ’80; and Dr. Michael Walsh, H Sci ’69, Dent ’73. Meaghan (White) Krajewski, Nurs ’08, and Ross Krajewski, Bus Ad ’08, Oct. 13, 2013 at St. Pius X in Yarmouth, Mass.


Kely (Reynebeau) O’Brien, Nurs ’08; Kristin Gienko, Nurs ’08; Kevin Nallon, H Sci ’08; Christopher Williams, Bus Ad ’08; Michael Spittler, Eng ’08; and Michael Mannarino, Arts ’09.


Jami McAllister, Arts ’09; Cassie Jones, Arts ’09, Law ’12; Jessica Schimmel, H Sci ’09, Grad ’10; Jennifer Porter, Comm ’09; and David Porter, Arts ’10.


Jessica (Ford) Yerkes, Nurs ’08; Lindsey Johnson, Nurs ’08; Brittni (Savarino) Gilling, Nurs ’08; Chelsea Lange, Nurs ’08; Whitney Abene, Comm ’08; Bianca (Pallotto) Williams, Comm ’09; and Troy Fankhanel, Bus Ad ’08. Abigail Schweizer, Comm ’08, and Lawrence Felitto at the Cathedral of St. Paul in

Lauren (Fritz) Walsh, Comm ’08, and Colin Walsh, Law ’09, Aug. 17, 2013 at St. Benedict Church in Chicago. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Christine Ginger, Bus Ad ’08; Erica Blume, Arts ’08; Emily (Meckes) Hawkinson, Arts ’08; and David Conway, Law ’09. Justin Wilkins, Bus Ad ’08, and Meghan (Farmer) Wilkins, Bus Ad ’08, at the Hard Rock Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Michael Binder, Bus Ad ’07; and Noah Snyder, Comm ’09.




A message home Capt. Stephanie Grunze, Arts ’08, serves in the U.S. Air Force. When she reached this peak in the terrain in Bala Hissar, overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, she figured it was the perfect spot to send home a familiar message. Are you celebrating a milestone event? Tell us. Send a picture to


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Erick Bratt, Bus Ad ’09, and Erin (Camargo) Bratt, H Sci ’09, Grad ’10, July 7, 2012 at Fox Point Lutheran Church in Fox Point, Wis. The reception, which included 30 alumni, was held at Coast in Milwaukee. The couple lives in Milwaukee, where he is a purchasing manager at the Weil Pump Company Inc. and she is an emergency medicine physician assistant at the Aurora Sinai Medical Center. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Rachel Brubeck, Comm ’08; Michelle Andres, Bus Ad ’09; Parampreet Sidhu, Arts ’09; Ryan Bratt, Eng ’12; and Andrew Rodda, Bus Ad ’09. Nathaniel Falendysz, Eng ’09, and Heather Bergstrom, H Sci ’08, Aug. 16, 2013 in Franklin, Wis. They reside in Washington, where he is a mechanical engineer and she is in her second year of residency for family medicine.


Aarti Bhatt, H Sci ’08; Andrew Berkhout, Arts ’09; Renee Behm, H Sci ’08; Wendy (Pietz) Borchardt, Eng ’94, Grad ’96, Dent ’00; and John Borchardt, II, Eng ’94. Nicholas Glaser, Arts ’09, and Samantha (Toigo) Glaser, Bus Ad ’09, Sept. 7, 2013 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. Andrew Mountin, Arts ’11; Brandon Rindfleisch, Arts ’09; Jessica Landry, Comm ’10; and Brad Kwaterski Eng ’10; were musicians in the ceremony, and Jason Gantzer, Grad ’13, was a lector. Rev. Douglas Leonhardt, S.J., was the celebrant. The couple lives in Waukesha, Wis., where he is a senior claims specialist at Liberty Mutual Insurance and she is a senior audit associate at KPMG LLP. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Katie Reiss, Eng ’13; Greg Liebergen, Bus Ad ’10; Kevin Mulligan, Eng ’11; and Michael Kastner, Bus Ad ’11. Kevin Mueller, Comm ’09, and Catherine (Rupp) Mueller, Nurs ’09, in Milwaukee. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Kevin Botting, Comm ’09; Nathan Viehl, Arts ’09; and Ray Schmit, Arts ’09. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Ben Beisser, Eng ’12; Christina Brueck, H Sci ’09, PT ’11; Javi Castro, Arts ’09; Neil Conlisk, Arts ’09; Maggie Connolly, Bus Ad ’09; Nick Czosnyka, Bus Ad ’04; Stefanie Czosnyka, H Sci ’04; PT ’06; Peter Lillis, Bus Ad ’09; John Marston, Comm ’09; Thaddeus McGuire, Arts ’09; Joe Milton, Eng ’09; Matt Montgomery, Comm ’09; Colleen Moore, Comm ’09, Grad ’12; Karen Morrison, Arts ’71; Tom Morrison, Arts ’69, Law ’77; Alex Mueller, Arts ’10; Maureen Murray, Comm ’11; Tim Myers, Comm ’09; Jackie Pruse, H Sci ’09, PT ’11; Chris Rajki, Arts ’10; Sarah Roberts, Arts ’11;

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SHARE THE MOMENT Lindsay (Salamone) Brechon, H Sci ’07, and Michael L. Brechon, Comm ’06, were wed Aug. 17, 2013 at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rockford, Ill. See a Flickr gallery of newlyweds at marquette. edu/magazine, and consider sharing a wedding moment with Marquette Magazine. White Shutter Photography. Please obtain permission before sending professional photos.

Andy Worrall, Bus Ad ’09; and Pete Worth, Comm ’09. Gregory Papachristou, Eng ’09, and Diana (Sarandos) Papachristou, Nurs ’11, July 6, 2013 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wauwatosa, Wis. The couple lives in Brookfield, Wis. He works at Merge Healthcare in Hartland, Wis., and she works at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Nina (Ralph) Gasow, Arts ’10; Patrick Carroll, Bus Ad ’09; Law ’13; George Papachristou, Arts ’76; Cassandra Hanson, Arts ’03; George Karioris, Bus Ad ’80; Amy Karioris, Nurs ’80; Leah Vukmir, Nurs ’80; Emmanuel Mamalakis, Law ’00; Jordon Staleos, Law ’13; Joseph Luedke, Law ’13; Gina Grigaitis, Nurs ’10; Maggie Grigaitis, H Sci ’10; Brian Carroll, Arts ’80, Law ’84; Kathleen Carroll, Arts ’80; Andrew Parker, Bus Ad ’09; Andrew Rice, Bus Ad ’09;

Patrick Lehman, Eng ’09; Matthew Gritzmacher, Bus Ad ’03; Mindy Anton, Nurs ’09; Robert Mueller, Bus Ad ’09; Sally Mueller, Nurs ’76; John Mueller, Arts ’74; James Boyle, Eng ’81, Law ’84; Meg Boyle, Bus Ad ’80; Katherine Schrubbe, Dent Hy ’78; Theodore Schrubbe, H Sci ’05, Dent ’08; Bethanne Mazurczak, Sp ’87; Jeffrey Mazurczak, Arts ’87; Paul Schlagenhauf, Bus Ad ’80; Patrick Gmach, Bus Ad ’11; Mark Simonson, Arts ’07; Jennifer (Doyle) Simonson, Nurs ’09; John Eckl, Eng ’09; Danielle Olson, Eng ’09; Daniel Nicorata, Eng ’09; Frank Martorelli, Eng ’09; James Lehman, Dent ’82; and Kathleen Lehman, Nurs ’84.

Risser, Arts ’10; Kara Foster, Arts ’10; Lyda Roussos, Arts ’10; and Alicia Toussaint, H Sci ’12, PT ’14. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Brandon Rindfleisch, Arts ’09; Kelley Corcoran, H Sci ’10; and Kathleen Hilgeman, H Sci ’10, PT ’12.

Shaun Whalen, Eng ’09, and Katie (Kaveney) Whalen, Sept. 28, 2013 at Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago. They met sophomore year, in fall 2006. They live in Chicago, where she is a marketing communications specialist at the Gas Technology Institute

I like the new It’s definitely got #swag. PAU L KAEFER, EN G ’ 13 AN D CU RREN T G RAD STU DEN T, O N T W I TT E R

John Toussaint, Arts ’09, and Britney Parish, Arts ’10, May 25, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Wilmette, Ill. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Brian Paolo, Bus Ad ’10; Emily

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John’s Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wis. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Best man Matthew Beckwith, Bus Ad ’10; and maid of honor Marina Panopoulos, Comm ’12.

It’s about that time of year again where I annoy everyone with countless tweets about @MarquetteU Basketball #MUBB #apologies ST UDENT GA BBY FA RKOSH ON T W ITTER

and he is a professional test engineer at Wabtec Corp. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Kate Bussman, Nurs ’09; Katherine Durham, Nurs ’09; Jeff Kaveney, Bus Ad ’03; Tom Kaveney, Arts ’06; Ian McNutt, Bus Ad ’09; Dave McGoldrick, Arts ’09; James Lamb, Eng ’09; Kevin Kerrigan, Eng ’10; Matt Doyle, Eng ’10; and current student Alex Whalen, Comm ’14. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Kate (Brown) Evenson, Nurs ’09; Candice Kapala, Nurs ’09; Jenni Badowski, Comm ’09; David Franklin, Arts ’09; Kevin Ryan, Eng ’09; Paul Thibaudeau, Eng ’09; Michael Klemm, Eng ’09; Michael Vanderboom, Arts ’09; Paul Coogan, Arts ’09; Ben Coogan, Bus Ad ’09; Garrett Brigman, Eng ’09; Mike Solms, Bus Ad ’04; Rebecca Lehman, Dent ’13; Lydia Doyle, Comm ’09; and Megan Reinersmann, Arts ’08. Nick Bullock, Comm ’10, and Lindsay (Fiori) Bullock, Comm ’09, Sept. 7, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockford, Ill. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Kathleen Blaney, Nurs ’09; Peter Costanza, Comm ’10; Catherine (Cable) Heger, Arts ’09, PT ’12; Megan Naber, Eng ’10, PT ’13; and Adam Richter, H Sci ’10.

Bus Ad ’12; Meredith Claeys, Eng ’10, Grad ’11; Jesse Dill, Law ’10;

Molly (Newman) Dill, Comm ’10; Laura Dillon, H Sci ’09, PT ’11; Mallory Ericson, Arts ’09; Matthew Heger, Bus Ad ’09; Monica Herron, H Sci ’10, PA ’11; Dave Kruse, Arts ’10; Rosemary Lane, Comm ’10; Luke Lauer-Hunt, Arts ’09; Lauren Polich, H Sci ’13; Jason Rae, Arts ’09; Jessica Rimkus, H Sci ’10; Michael Totoraitis, Arts ’08; Amanda Vargo, H Sci ’09; Mary Kate Wagner, Arts ’09; Beth Wilson, Arts ’10; and Stephanie Witliff, Bus Ad ’10. Jesse Dill, Law ’10, and Molly (Newman) Dill, Comm ’10, June 8, 2013 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. The couple lives in Milwaukee, where he is a lawyer and she is a reporter. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Rosemary Lane, Comm ’10; and Cristine Feracota, Bus Ad ’10. Michael O’Brien, Eng ’10, and Emily (Hannen) O’Brien, Sept. 28, 2013 at St. Andrew’s Church in Delavan, Wis. The couple lives in Chicago. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Kevin O’Brien, Comm ’13; Anthony Gawel, Eng ’10; Adam Krach, Eng ’11; and student Daniel O’Brien.


Kristen Beat, Comm ’09; Joe Boesen, Comm ’09; John Borneman, Comm ’09; Trent Carlson,


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Jonathan O’Mahen, Comm ’10, and Callista (Pappas) O’Mahen, Ed ’12, July 6, 2013 at St.

Matt Otzel, Eng ’10, and Kathleen (Marsaglia) Otzel, Nurs ’09, at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. The couple resides in Naperville, Ill., where she is a labor and delivery nurse at the Loyola University Medical Center and he is a quality engineer for Caterpillar Inc. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Lauren Dulde, Nurs ’09; Stephanie Ricely, Comm ’09; Emily (Ward) Sagan, Nurs ’09; Christopher Andrews, Bus Ad ’09; and Steven Lanera, Eng ’09. Kathryn Kemp, Bus Ad ’12, and Robert Tank, July 6, 2013 at Holy Family Catholic Parish in Fond du Lac, Wis., where the couple lives. She is a physician liaison in the marketing department of Agnesian HealthCare, and he is studying criminal justice and psychology. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Ceara Milligan, Bus Ad ’12; Tara Bozyk, Arts ’12; Patrick Johnson, Ed ’11, Grad ’13; and students Brian Kemp and Alex Ackerman. Christine Mattappillil, Nurs ’12, and Alexander George, IV, Aug. 9, 2013 at St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Niles, Ill. Rev. Michael Zeps, S.J., celebrated the wedding, in which student Chrystal Mattappillil, Nurs ’16, was maid of honor. The reception was held at the European Crystal Hall in Arlington Heights, Ill. She is a naturopathic nurse, and he is an operating specialist 2nd class in the U.S. Navy. They live in San Diego. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Marisa Curley, Arts ’11; Hannah Bessenecker, Nurs ’12; Natalie

Fuller, Nurs ’12; and Eric Wehrli, Eng ’12. Peter Merkel, Ed ’12, and Dana Palminteri, H Sci ’10, Grad ’12, July 20, 2013 at the Wildwood Presbyterian Church in Grayslake, Ill. The couple lives in Kenosha, Wis. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Brooke Helms, Nurs ’10; Liz Winters, Arts ’10; Ryan Jackson, Comm ’11; Kevin Mulligan, Eng ’11; Andrew Schueller, Arts ’10; and current student Greg Merkel, Eng ’15. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Maurizio Azzarello, Grad ’03; Jolyn Bemis, Arts ’11, PT ’13; Breanna Drewek, H Sci ’11, PT ’13; Julie Rendino, H Sci ’11, PT ’13; Tim Piatek, Bus Ad ’09; Josh Brzeszkiewicz, Arts ’09; Arthur Wanandi, Eng ’11; John Amrhein, Eng ’12; Sean Coppin, Arts ’13; Anna Bablitch, Nurs ’13; Jeremy Philipsen, H Sci ’13; Jackie Blake, H Sci ’13; Chris Conley, Arts ’12; Molly Broderick, Arts ’12; Mary Beth Dolan, Arts ’11; Caroline Schnecke, Ed ’11; Julia Buik, Bus Ad ’11; and Caitlin Ubert, Nurs ’10. Emily Isaksson, H Sci ’13, Grad ’13, and Jared Penrod, Aug. 31, 2013 in Chippewa Falls, Wis. The couple lives in Minneapolis, where she is a clinical pediatric speech-language pathologist and he analyzes data for the United Health Group. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Alyson Isaksson, Grad ’12; Megan Swanson, Grad ’13; and Rachel Longawa, H Sci ’13. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Caitlin Robinson, Comm ’11; Daniel Rizzo, Bus Ad ’11; Lindsay Krage, Nurs ’11; Annie Park, Nurs ’11; Pat Cummings, Bus Ad ’11; Caitlin Birrenkott, H Sci ’13; Elyse Scheeler, H Sci ’13; Emily Zanoni, H Sci ’13; Erica Sunnen, H Sci ’13; and Kirstina Kosch, H Sci ’13.


Paul C. DeLeo, Eng ’88, and Amanda Richardson DeLeo: son Francis Vincent, Aug. 10, 2013. He joins brother Louis. The family lives in Catonsville, Md. Michael Donaldson, Bus Ad ’92, and Andrea “Sarah” (Abbot) Donaldson, H Sci ’95: daughter Hannah Grace, July 2, 2013. She was 5 pounds, 15 ounces and 17.5 inches. Timothy Blazek, Bus Ad ’98, and Kristine: daughter Emma Margaret, Sept. 20, 2013. She was 7 pounds, 14 ounces and joins brother Chase, 2. The family lives in Naperville, Ill. Michael Borkoski, Eng ’98, and Lisa Borkoski: daughter Catherine Ruth, April 25, 2013. She joins brother Alex, 9.

Kate (Conner) Drone, Nurs ’00, and Michael: son Ryan Gamble, Aug. 13, 2013. He was 7 pounds, 14 ounces and 19.75 inches. He joins brother Conner. Molly (Hogan) Carlson, Comm ’01, and Bradley: son Benjamin Oliver, May 22, 2013. He joins brother Brandon and sisters Bryn and Brena. He was also welcomed by aunts MaryBeth Minto, Arts ’99, and Meghan Hogan, H Sci ’01; and uncle Brad Hogan, Arts ’99. Lisa (Stonehocker) Cichon, H Sci ’01, ’03, and Nathan Cichon, Bus Ad ’01: daughter Amelia Anne, Sept. 26, 2013. She was welcomed by brother Davis Perry, 18 months. Carla (Seguban) Jahnke, Comm ’01, and Bradley: son Bradley Phillip, May 19, 2013 in Chicago. He joins sister Addison, 2. Jocilyn (Dellava) Bergin, H Sci ’02, Grad ’04, and Patrick: son Conner Anthony, July 11, 2013.

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He was 8.5 pounds and 21 inches. Elizabeth (Steinhoff) Kitzke, Bus Ad ’02, Grad ’10, and Christopher Kitzke, Arts ’03, Grad ’13: son Benjamin Davis, June 14, 2013. He joins sister Adelynn. Michelle (Rosanova) Milewski, H Sci ’02, and Tomasz Milewski: daughter Madelyn Rose, March 6, 2013. She was 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 18 inches. Janna (Wrench) Pochert, Arts ’02, Grad ’05, and Dan: son Henry Adam, Aug. 9, 2013. He joins sister Elanor and brother Edward, both 2. Mollie (Collar) Ritchie, Nurs ’02, and Aaron J. Ritchie: son Abel Andrew, June 23, 2013. He joins sisters Adaline, 8, and Eloise, 4. Kerianne (Priehs) Acra, Comm ’03, and David Acra, Eng ’03: son Linus David, June 26, 2013. He joins brother Corbin, 1. Kathleen (Dunne) Balducci, Comm ’03, and Billy: son Thomas William, May 7, 2013. He was 7 pounds, 6 ounces and 21 inches.

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David Brooks, Arts ’00, Grad ’05, and Trisha (Haubrich) Brooks, Arts ’02: son Sebastian David, May 15, 2013 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Oscar Rueda, Arts ’03, and Karen Rueda, Grad ’06: son Sebastian, July 9, 2013. He was 9 pounds, 3 ounces. Andrea (Harchut) Hanson, Nurs ’04, and Jim: daughter Abigail Melissa, July 2, 2013. She was 6 pounds, 8 ounces and 18.75 inches. She joins brother Austin, 4. Capt. Anthony Hoefler, Arts ’04, and Gillian Weisman Hoefler: daughter Giavana Christine, May 12, 2013. She was 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 inches. The family lives in DuPont, Wash. Marcus Mescher, Arts ’04, and Anne (Hoida) Mescher, Nurs ’04: son Benjamin Francis, April 1. He joins brother Noah, 4. Marcus has a doctorate in theology and education from Boston College and is an assistant professor of religious and theological studies at Merrimack College in Massachusetts. Anne is associate director of nursing services at the two Boston-area locations of the Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center. Eric Salud, H Sci ’04, Dent ’08, and Victoria (Gonzalez) Salud, Bus Ad ’04: son Elliot Joseph,


Mission Week 2014 will examine the theme of forgiveness in many forms, from the interpersonal to the international. What does it mean to be a forgiving person, family, university or nation? Please mark your calendar for this important week of discussion and reflection.

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May 10, 2013. He was 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

Owen Stewart, April 27, 2013. He was 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

Heather (Bunting) Yavaliollah, Bus Ad ’04, and Mehrvarz Yavaliollah: daughter Freya Baird, May 6, 2013. She was 8 pounds, 14 ounces and joins brother Aiden, 8. The family lives in Atlanta.

Wilson “Alex” Smith, Arts ’07, and Elizabeth: daughter Charlotte “Charlee” Catherine. She was 6 pounds, 13 ounces and 21 inches.

Amy Deal, Grad ’05, and Brian Frank: daughter Camilla Natasha Frank, June 10, 2013. She was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 17.75 inches. She joins brothers Alex, 20, Caden, 11, Christopher, 9, and Seth, 4. Kristin (Schommer) Wetta, Arts ’05, and Michael, Bus Ad ’04: son Charles Sylvan, June 11, 2013. He was 8 pounds, 10 ounces and joins brother Jack, 4, and sister Caroline, 2. Sara Worthington, Bus Ad ’05, and Miguel: daughter Emma, July 22, 2013. The couple met while she was studying abroad in Madrid, where they live. Cory (Savignac) Wycklendt, Comm ’06, and Dan Wycklendt: daughter Grace Cory, May 9, 2013. She was 9 pounds, 3 ounces and 21.5 inches. She joins brothers Karl Scott, 3, and Henry John, 2. Brad Gabrielse, Eng ’07, and Jessica (Herlache) Gabrielse, Arts ’04: son Bennett James, April 18, 2013. He was 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 20 inches. Laura (Oellrich) Kaster, Comm ’07, and Brian Kaster, Arts ’07: son

Matthew Van Wie, Grad ’07, and Jennifer: daughter Cecilia Rose, July 25, 2013 in Park Ridge, Ill. She joins brother Isaac, 4, and sister Abigail, 3. Julie (Zepnick) Gingras, Nurs ’08, Grad ’10, and Michael Gingras: twin daughters Candice and Caitlynn, April 10, 2013. They join siblings Michael, Gabriella and Evan.

daughter Charlotte Irene, Feb. 20, 2013. Emily (Gostine) Brann, Bus Ad Rory Gerard, July 24, 2013. He was 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was welcomed by brother Jack, 2, and sister Charlotte, 1. Anna Gostine, Comm ’11, is the proud aunt and godmother. Julia (Jacobsmeyer) Sisler, Eng ’09, and Ryan Sisler, Arts ’08: son

Jacob Lawrence, June 29, 2013. He was 7 pounds and 20 inches. Bethany Neubauer, Grad ’13, and Ryan Krienke, Grad ’11: twin girls Bridget Grace and Keegan Claire, June 29, 2013. The twins were 5 pounds, 2 ounces and 5 pounds, 4 ounces, respectively.

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election night how a friend and I sneaked into Kennedy’s headquarters in the Pfister Hotel and watched Bobby Kennedy on the phone monitoring the returns while a pregnant Jackie Kennedy looked on. We were soon discovered and quickly escorted out. Those were the days. BRIAN HENDLEY, ARTS ’61



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Updates to memorials I was disappointed that your fall 2013 issue did not feature an article on Dean Meminger, who passed away on Aug. 23, 2013. He was not even mentioned in the “In Remembrance” or “In Memoriam” columns in the magazine. CHRIS PALEN, BUS AD ’71

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JFK’s visit I was surprised your article “Remembering JFK” (fall 2013) made no mention of candidate Kennedy’s visit to the Marquette campus during the primary campaign of 1960. Wisconsin was a very important state for Kennedy to win and effectively eliminate Hubert Humphrey from the race. Kennedy spoke to a packed crowd in the gym. I remember Humphrey coming at a later date, asking me, with my large “Vote for Kennedy” button on, how to find the faculty dining room. We also had campus visits by Richard Nixon and John Rockefeller. I also recall on

Thank you for a wonderful edition of Marquette Magazine, especially the article “Remembering JFK,” which flooded me with memories of that day. I was a senior in psychology class when someone came into class and announced the president had been shot. It was as if all the air was sucked out of the room. Everyone just got up in silence, took their belongings and headed out. I ended up at Gesu along with many others who knelt and prayed amid sobs. I have never seen our campus or students in such a state of shock or grief. RONAELE GREENWOOD BOWMAN, ARTS ’64

It’s not till you leave @MarquetteU and the MKE for the first time to go home that you realize you picked the


Because of Marquette Magazine’s production schedule, Meminger’s death announcement was not received in time to be included in the fall issue. We remember Meminger in this issue in the “In Memoriam” listing of recently deceased alumni. EDITOR’S NOTE:

The remembrance for Trustee Emerita Mercedes Hurley Hughes, Arts ’48, in the fall edition of Marquette Magazine did not mention that, in addition to her other philan-

thropic contributions to the university, Hughes created the Col. John B. Hughes and John A. Hughes Memorial Scholarship in memory of her father and brother. She is survived by three daughters, not two daughters, as was noted in the last magazine.

Bird’s-eye view I just received the fall 2013 Marquette Magazine. The photograph on pages 14–15 by Ben Smidt was awesome. During my business administration days, we may have spent some time in the lower church at Gesu but never dreamed there was a lofty perch that Smidt discovered. Thank you, and go Marquette! DAN QUIERY, BUS AD ’60

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Imagine for a moment stepping away from your busy life for a few days, maybe a weekend. Imagine not worrying about family, meals, laundry and household tasks. Imagine walking in the country or along a lake, seeing birds floating in the sky and breathing fresh, crisp air.

Tilling the soil

Imagine having your religious imagination broken open to allow you to converse with God, Jesus, Mary or a saint. And, then, imagine writing about it — or writing a letter to one of them or writing a letter from one of them to you.

Imagine having honest and open conversations about your life and

spiritual journey with someone who listens intently and supports you. This describes at least one type of retreat.

Imagine having

Every year the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality invites Marquette

faculty and staff of every faith to a weekend silent retreat at the Jesuit

honest and open

Retreat House near Oshkosh, Wis. The 60 or more folks who attend are

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with spiritual guides and directors, good food, and the opportunity to

your life and spiritual journey with someone who

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and supports you.

treated to inspiring and stimulating talks, a lot of silence, conversations stroll through the beautiful landscape on the Lake Winnebago shoreline. (I am a sucker for the huge wooden swings that look out on the waves). Stepping away from the frantic pace of our lives and taking the time to embrace centeredness and focus or just relax in the Lord’s presence is amazingly rejuvenating and healing.

Throughout the history of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits have

engaged in retreat ministry. It was one of St. Ignatius’ desires to “have conversations about God with people.” A retreat setting provides a perfect venue for those conversations. The work of the retreat is really God’s work in our hearts and souls. Many of us need quiet to listen to the inner voice speak of choices, discernment, new directions, transformations and affirmation. Often it is the words of a spiritual director or guide that finally break through to allow us to hear the most important messages: God loves you. God cares about you. God’s forgiveness comes unattached and free. I bet God was crying with you.

Sometimes these messages fall on the rocky ground of our busy

lives. If the opportunity appears to take part in a retreat — whether it is your first time or your 20th time — take it. God is eager to have a deep conversation with you. 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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