2024 College of Education Award Recipients



NicholsonDistinguished Alumna of the Year Award
Dr. Bonnie C. Nicholson, Grad ’98, ’01
Hattiesburg, Miss.

Since completing her doctorate in counseling psychology at Marquette, Dr. Bonnie Nicholson says the Jesuit concept of cura personalis—care for the whole person—has continued to shape her life, including her work as a professor of psychology and parenting researcher at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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EscamillaYoung Alumna of the Year Award
Sonia C. Escamilla, H Sci ’16, Grad ’20
Milwaukee, Wis.

In her work as a program coordinator for the Medical College of Wisconsin, Sonia Escamilla supports students studying to become health care practitioners. She has a particular understanding of the education journey. “As a first-generation college graduate who was raised in a single-parent and low-income home,” she says, “I am forever grateful to those who took the time to invest in me and continue to do so, especially my mentors.”

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