Alumni National Awards

Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Awards

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education Awards Conferral
Thursday, June 2
Reception: 5:00 p.m.
Conferral: 5:30 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union
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torresDistinguished Alumna of the Year Award
Hon. Vivian Torres, Arts ’80, Law ’83
Rio Medina, Texas

After her family left everything behind to escape Cuba for America, Vivian Torres found her way to Marquette, first graduating with an Arts degree and then in what would become her life’s passion — law. As a senior judge for Texas’ Medina County Court at Law, now retired, she routinely applies the values she learned from her family and Marquette.

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GrimshawProfessional Achievement Award
Jacquelyne Lane Grimshaw, Arts ’65
Chicago, Ill.

When people need a lift, Jacky Grimshaw is a bright light shining her Jesuit values on equitable transportation access. The vice president for Government Affairs for Chicago’s Center for Neighborhood Technology advocates for and provides expertise to increase transit in the Chicago region. She’s always looking to make a difference, and it’s safe to say she’s done just that.

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LofyYoung Alumnus of the Year Award
Neal R. Lofy, Arts ’04
Milwaukee, Wis.

When you’re a police investigator, every day is different. Regardless of how the day unfolds, Neal Lofy never turns down an opportunity to serve or help someone, including his colleagues, human trafficking victims and survivors. In fact, he started a nonprofit to help human trafficking survivors.

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