2023 College of Health Sciences Award Recipients

College of Health Sciences Awards Breakfast

Friday, June 2, 2023

Reception: 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.

Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom (third floor)



GuntherDistinguished Alumna of the Year Award
Jane Eichten Gunther, Ph.D., DABT, Med Tech ’83 u 
Pacifica, Calif.

Jane Gunther might have been a ballerina instead of a board-certified toxicologist. As a freshman at Marquette, she took ballet classes at a downtown Milwaukee studio. The studio owner told Jane he thought she could have a career in dance. When Jane told him she was a Marquette student, he replied, “If you are smart enough to go to Marquette, you should get your degree!” Jane knew then that she was at the right school, one that had achieved an impressive reputation within the community.

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BrewerProfessional Achievement Award
Katherine Wolske Brewer, Comm ’96, H Sci ’98
Hartland, Wis.

For Kate Brewer, it’s all about relationships — being inspired by them, challenged by them, and learning from them. An appreciation she developed at Marquette. As the president and CEO of Greenfield Rehabilitation Agency, she and her team work to create systems, solve problems, and determine the best way to deliver physical, occupational, and speech therapy services across Wisconsin.

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BocheService Award
Fabiola Torres Boche, H Sci ’08, Grad ’09 u 
New Berlin, Wis.

As a Milwaukee native, Fabiola Boche knew Marquette University had a well-known reputation for stellar education. She did not, however, grow up knowing or seeing many Latinos enrolled in higher education, much less in health care. Now a physician assistant working in gastroenterology, Fabiola is thrilled to be able to mentor the next generation of health care students and provide needed representation as a successful Latina in health care.

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EdwardsYoung Alumna of the Year Award
Monica R. Krcmarik Edwards, M.D., MPH, H Sci ’06
Elmhurst, Ill.

In the Jesuit tradition, Dr. Monica Edwards has a vocation, not a job. A trained physician, she also felt called to teach and now serves as an associate professor at the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Monica finds true fulfillment in the opportunity to shape the next generation of physicians and watch them grow into incredible people and doctors.

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