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Alumni National Awards


RofflerDistinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
Michael J. Roffler, Bus Ad ’93    
San Francisco, Calif. 

For Michael Roffler, Marquette’s mission has shaped his life, encouraging him not only to be a successful finance and accounting professional, but also to lead with purpose, helping others live a healthier lifestyle and giving back to future generations of students.

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TyusProfessional Achievement Award
Derek L. Tyus, Bus Ad ’91
Wauwatosa, Wis. 

Derek Tyus chose Marquette to stay close to home, and his Marquette experience helped to deepen his roots and grow as a servant leader in the greater Milwaukee community.

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NoonanEntrepreneurial Award
Shari Cummings Noonan, Bus Ad ’96    
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 

Shari Noonan is the CEO of Rialto Markets, a blockchain financial services startup she co-founded with her husband in 2016. She credits her team with the company’s success, acknowledging that “the combination of flexibility, focus and collaboration is so powerful."

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SomersYoung Alumna of the Year Award
Sarah Willems Somers, Bus Ad ’02    
Lake Forest, Ill.

Sarah Somers chose Marquette for the opportunities to grow both academically and spiritually while gaining a global perspective. Using her experiences as a springboard, she realized her lifelong dream of entrepreneurship.

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