2023 Association of Marquette University Women Award Recipient

Association of Marquette University Women & Institute for Women's Leadership Awards Conferral

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Reception: 5:00 p.m.

Conferral: 5:30 p.m.

Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom (third floor)


MountinMary Neville Bielefeld Award
Dr. Susan Moser Mountin, Jour ’71, Grad ’94
Wauwatosa, Wis.

Dr. Susan Mountin’s long, storied relationship with Marquette began when she arrived on campus in 1967 to study journalism.

A first-generation college student, her early days on campus were not easy. “But people believed in me, challenged me, and saw possibility,” she says. Susan credits Ed Pepin, alumni director of the College of Journalism, for encouraging her to apply after graduation to the Catholic Herald Citizen in Milwaukee, which launched her work in Catholic journalism.

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AMUW Ignatian Leadership Award
Heidi H. Schuler, Engineering student
Camas, Wash.

Heidi Schuler is a senior in the Opus College of Engineering studying biomedical engineering and innovation leadership through the Excellence in Leadership (E-Lead) Program. Heidi was involved as a student leader in Cru, and was a member of Engineers Without Borders and Women’s Club Golf. She also worked as a tour guide for perspective Marquette families visiting campus, an undergraduate research associate in the Neuromotor Control Lab, and a teaching assistant to the Introduction to Biomedical Engineering class. After graduation, she will be starting my fulltime job working in the medical device industry as a manufacturing engineer at Boston Scientific, just outside of Minneapolis, MN.

CainkarAMUW Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award
Dr. Louise A. Cainkar
Chicago, Ill.

Dr. Louise Cainkar is the author of four books and more than 40 scholarly articles and book chapters; her work is used for teaching and/or research in more than 150 countries. At Marquette, she is best known as a professor, mentor, and leader in community engaged research. In addition to directing the interdisciplinary major/minor in Peace Studies, Louise has recently taken students on interfaith journeys to metro Detroit to learn about Muslims, provided professional script writing scholarships to students who experience microaggressions, produced community-engaged research reports, and designed restorative circle salons for Afghan refugee women, in partnership with the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition.