2024 Association of Marquette University Women Award Recipient

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Reception: 5:00 p.m.

Conferral: 5:30 p.m.

Alumni Memorial Union


BohneMary Neville Bielefeld Award
Patti Pavlic Bohne, Comm ’95
Brookfield, Wis.

One of Patti Bohne’s earliest Marquette memories is attending meetings on campus with her mother, Sandy Pavlic, Arts '51, who was deeply involved in her alma mater. So it is fitting that Patti is now receiving the Mary Neville Bielefeld Award, the same honor bestowed on her mother in 1978.

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ChoiNora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award
Dr. SuJean Choi
Grafton, Wis.

Dr. SuJean Choi is a scientist who focuses on training and mentoring future generations of scientists and students of science. In addition to mentoring students, she maintains a leadership role in developing and directing the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate program at Marquette and serves as associate dean for research in the College of Health Sciences.

Most recently, she has developed a Master of Biomedical Sciences program that will launch this summer. At Marquette, SuJean is a principal investigator for the NIH-supported U-RISE program, which provides financial and professional development support for underrepresented undergraduates to engage in hands-on research experiences and facilitate their transition to a graduate program in order to pursue a Ph.D. in science.


GleasonIgnatian Leadership Award
Mia M. Gleason, Ed ’24
Frankfort, Ill.

Mia Gleason is a senior in the College of Education majoring in Elementary Education and Psychology. She has spent the past three years working for the Marquette University Center for Community Service and two of those as a program assistant for 414 Fellows, an AmeriCorps program at Marquette University in partnership with Next Door and focused on making a meaningful difference for Milwaukee youth.

Currently, Mia is student teaching at Seeds of Health Elementary in a first-grade classroom. Additionally, she is conducting her own research thesis following the teacher interpretation of autism behaviors. Mia is the co-president of the Honors Program Student Advisory Board and enjoys supplementing her studies by playing in the MU band and pep band.