Alumni National Awards

College of Business Administration Award Recipients

College of Business Administration Awards Lunch
Thursday, June 2
Reception: 11:30 a.m. 

Lunch: Noon
Alumni Memorial Union
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BlackDistinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
Archie C. Black, Bus Ad ’84
Golden Valley, Minn.

As the CEO of SPS Commerce, a global technology business, Archie Black faced new challenges while navigating his company and retail customers through the global pandemic. His leadership focused on finding new growth opportunities and initiating meaningful changes to his community. Archie’s actions resulted in the company’s continued success and embodied the four pillars of Marquette’s mission: excellence, faith, leadership, and service.

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ViethEntrepreneurial Award
Perry J. Vieth, Bus Ad ’79
Hingham, Mass.

You could say Perry Vieth’s entrepreneurial success is “rooted” in agriculture and Jesuit principles. From revolutionizing fully automated greenhouses to building agricultural equity fund Ceres Partners from scratch, Perry’s creativity and vision for innovative agricultural ventures remains paired with his strong business values. He is invigorated by the challenge of identifying macro trends and exploring investment opportunities related to those trends.

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OhalloranService Award
Deborah Rubbelke O’Halloran, Bus Ad ’80
Saint Paul, Minn.

Deb O’Halloran co-founded Second Stork in 2009, shifting gears from a long career in finance to helping more than 3,000 families each year. Second Stork, an all-volunteer service organization, partners with hospitals in Minnesota and the upper Midwest to provide essentials to new parents in need, giving babies a safer and healthier start in life.

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BraunYoung Alumna of the Year Award
Elena M. Braun, Bus Ad ’08
Watertown, Mass.

Whether making sure cancer patients receive their lifesaving medicine or summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro, Elena Braun loves taking on new challenges. She has been able to achieve a balance of work, play, and serving others.

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