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Alumni Newsletter Time to Rise

A message from Alumni Board President william Krueger

The lasting friendships and connections I made as a student are among my fondest memories of Marquette, and I’m sure this holds true for you as well.

We have the opportunity – through Alumni National Awards and Alumni Reunion Weekend – to visit campus, tour the sacred spaces on campus, see old friends, attend a reunion Mass at the Church of the Gesu, forge new relationships and celebrate our award recipients for their selfless devotion to service in the mission of Marquette.

I urge you to return to campus the weekend of June 2-5, 2022, to support your fellow alumni and to remember what makes Marquette so special – the community, the connections and the pride of belonging to our Marquette family.

As a reminder, at this year’s reunion we will celebrate undergraduate class years ending in a 1, 2, 6 or 7, classes of 2020 and 2021 and the 20th anniversary of the Black Alumni Association.

I hope to see you there!

William J. Krueger, Eng ’87
Marquette University Alumni Association National Board of Directors




School of Dentistry receives $2 million gift from Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation

The gift will support technology enhancements and the establishment of the Delta Dental Advanced Care Clinic, a dedicated area that will strengthen care for individuals with special needs, enhance focused training and create “dental homes.” Read more.



U.S. News releases 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings

U.S. News and World Report released its 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings, and many Marquette programs held steady over last year’s rankings. Several graduate programs moved up in the rankings. Read more.


Puerto Rico

Diederich College of Communication students traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico as part of the college’s Diederich Experience initiative

Over spring break, 10 students and two faculty/ staff from the Diederich College of Communication spent four days in San Juan, Puerto Rico as part of the college’s Diederich Experience initiative. While there, the group explored the field of communication through meetings with representatives and clients of alumnus Bernardo Fiol-Costa’s public relations firm The Big Think Group, staff of GFR Media and DDB Latina, and even a guest appearance on WAPA-TV. In addition, Diederich College students and Dean Sarah Feldner joined the Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and Alumni Engagement for a reception welcoming the incoming Class of 2026 to the Marquette family.

Special thank you to Tim Mullen, Comm ’96, Bernardo Fiol-Costa, Comm ’93, and Krystal Morales, Comm ’17, who engaged with the students and spoke to their career paths and industry experience.




Encountering Jesus at the table

A Lenten reflection for Holy Week by Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Ph.D., Senior Mission and Ignatian Leadership Specialist. Read the reflection.



If today you hear God’s voice

Rev. Jim Voiss, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry, reflects on the scripture, “If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart.” View the reflection.




Rev. Fred Zagone, S.J., and Tom Koester share a song during Lent in the newly restored St. Joan of Arc Chapel. View the song.




Dr. Christine Navia named vice president for inclusive excellence

Dr. Christine (Chris) Navia, currently the chief diversity officer at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, has been named Marquette University’s vice president for inclusive excellence, Provost Kimo Ah Yun announced. Navia will begin in the role on July 1. Read more.


AIM program founding director Dr. David Krause to retire

Dr. David Krause, founding director of the College of Business Administration’s nationally recognized Applied Investment Management program, will retire at the end of the academic term, acting Keyes Dean of Business Administration Tim Hanley announced to the college. Read more.


Beyond MU
Marquette Women in Leadership: Career insights and lessons

TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

Join us for a conversation about leadership with two Marquette alumnae who have made their marks on the health care and finance industries. Hear their perspectives on how Marquette values informed their professional journeys, their favorite insights from the C-suite, and what lessons they would share with other professionals and women on the career path.

Presented by: Mary Ellen Stanek, Arts ’78, President, Baird Funds, Marquette Trustee Emerita, Peggy Troy, Nurs ’74, President and CEO, Children’s Wisconsin, Marquette Trustee

Moderated by: Andrea Schneider, Director, Institute of Women’s Leadership, Marquette University

Learn more and register now.




Game plan

The latest issue of Education Magazine features Tavon Johnson and his promising program that mentors middle schoolers through the sport of lacrosse. Read more.



Beyond the buzzwords: Environment, Social and Corporate Governance has real impact

As we celebrate Earth Month, Dr. Christopher Merker, lead instructor of the sustainable finance and business program in the College of Business Administration, shares insights on the importance of ESG and how it aligns with Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit mission. Read more.




 CosgroveAuthor and musician James Cosgrove shares a reflection of his time at Marquette University. Read more.





ALUMNI National Awards


 Alumni National Wards

Be part of Alumni National Awards – Register Now!

Join us as we honor this year’s Alumni National Award recipients. Secure your spot to celebrate these men and women who are living lives dedicated to the Marquette mission pillars of faith, excellence, leadership and service.

Read more details about the events or register today.


ALUMNI reunion weekend


 Alumni Reunion Weekend

Alumni Reunion Weekend | June 3 - 5, 2022

Whether it’s been 5 years or 60 years since you graduated, this coming June marks a special occasion for your class. It’s time to celebrate and come home to Marquette to reconnect and reminisce with your classmates. This year’s reunion will be celebrating undergraduate class years ending in a 1, 2, 6 or 7, our First Reunion (Class of 2020 and 2021) and the Black Alumni Association's 20th Anniversary. View a complete schedule, lodging options, event pricing and register today.



College of Nursing Leadership Speaker Series – Beyond the Bedside: Guidance from the Experts

Law School Alumni National Awards Conferral

Marquette Theatre: The Light, the first production by VIP (Voices Including People of Color) Theatre

Our Global Community: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health Partnership

Beyond MU: Marquette Women in Leadership

Marquette Civic Dialogue: Economic Opportunity and Prosperity

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology 21st Annual Diversity Gala

Dental School Alumni National Awards Conferral
MAY 13

Association of Marquette University Women Alumni National Awards Conferral
MAY 14

Visit the event calendar for a complete listing of upcoming alumni events.


Marquette visit days for interested students

Interested high school students can schedule their visit to Marquette – in person or virtually – today! Check out opportunities here.

Again this year, we look forward to continuing our alumni letterhead campaign, which connects our admitted MU students to our amazing network of Marquette alumni. Specifically, we’ve made the most of a partnership with the owners of the Milwaukee Pretzel Company, both proud MU alumni. For the past two years, admitted students have loved receiving a taste of Milwaukee and getting a sense of what it would be like to call MU home.


Alumni Spotlight

HackmonJacqueline Hackmon, Arts ’16, was promoted to product manager at James Hardie Building Products in Chicago.


McMillanNick McMillan, Arts ’08, joined the Nevada Restaurant Association Board of Directors. He represents independent restaurant operators.


DeBoardDr. Renee DeBoard-Lucas, Grad ’07, Grad ’11
, co-founded TRUE Center, a new non-profit aiming to increase access to trauma-focused, evidence-based mental health treatment. She lives in Elkridge, Md.


Tell the Marquette community what you've been up to lately. Send in a class note today!

Publication of the achievements of our alumni does not constitute endorsement by Marquette University.

Guess the year


Guess the Year

A Marquette student provides medical examination for a child on a Global Brigades trip to Nicaragua.

a. 2008
b. 2018
c. 2012
d. 2015

ANSWER: b. 2018


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April 26 is National Pretzel Day!

MU Pretzel Promotion

Marquette is partnering with the Milwaukee Pretzel Company
Support a local, alumni-owned business and get your MU soft pretzel pack today (serves 4-6). This salty snack shows off your school spirit and is all-natural and preservative-free. Plus, a portion of each purchase will directly support Marquette through the Bridge to the Future Fund and the St. Joan of Arc Chapel Restoration Fund. Learn more here.



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