Alumni National Awards

ALL-UNIVERSITY AWARDS

All-University Awards Dinner
Friday, June 3
Cocktail Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner/Program: 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union
Complimentary valet parking available
Semi-formal attire
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TroyAlumna of the Year Award
Margaret Nye Troy, Nurs ’74
Milwaukee, Wis.

Peggy Troy learned to see the cura personalis in each patient as a child making house calls with her father, a family doctor in a small Illinois town. She adopted this value of knowing each patient beyond their medical needs and reinforced it during her years at Marquette and has carried it throughout her career.

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EllisService Award
Cynthia J. Ellis and Maurice H. Ellis, Sp ’77 u
South Holland, Ill.

Maurice “Bo” Ellis has always loomed large on Marquette’s campus. The 6’9” forward served as captain of the 1977 NCAA championship basketball team under legendary coach Al McGuire. Bo and his wife, Candy, have long exhibited leadership and service off the court, too, speaking often about the importance of helping others and “paying it forward.”

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WesselSpirit of Marquette Award (achievement before age 40)
Catherine Spaulding Wessel, Arts ’07 u and Matthew R. Wessel, Comm ’03, Grad ’11
Milwaukee, Wis.

In the true Marquette spirit, Katie and Matt Wessel are committed to making a difference in the lives of others — with the help of authentic German-style pretzels. The couple launched Milwaukee Pretzel Company in 2013 after living and working for a year in Munich, Germany, and the business gives them daily opportunities to live out their faith and the Marquette mission.

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StrongFriend of the University Award
Richard S. Strong
Brookfield, Wis.

Dick Strong grew up guided by mentors after losing both parents at a young age. First, by his Uncle Robert, then came coaches, and later, by his professors. These invaluable relationships helped form Dick into the person he is today — a visionary leader who honors his mentors of yesterday by giving back today.

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u Celebrating their Marquette Reunion

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