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Alumni Awards Inspire 2021

Opus College of Engineering Award Recipients

ByrneDistinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
Brian P. Byrne, Eng ’65   
Brookfield, Wis.

Sitting at his kitchen table in 1979, acting as a salesman, engineer, project manager and field superintendent, Brian Byrne could not have imagined the success he would have.
StillmankEntrepreneurial Award
Paul M. Stillmank, Eng ’85    

Paul Stillmank’s life-long dream was to be a founder and CEO of a company. When he launched 7Summits in 2009, little did he know that in just 10 years the company would grow beyond his wildest dreams
BinsfeldProfessional Achievement Award
Anthony J. Binsfeld, Eng ’74    
La Crosse, Wis.

Anthony Binsfeld believes that success is a process, not an event. “It is the satisfaction derived from a long and continuous crescendo of small wins,” he says. For Tony, those wins have been adding up over a long and successful career running his family business.
JaegerYoung Alumna of the Year Award
Aleisha Palaniuk Jaeger, Eng ’03
Winfield, Ill. 

Aleisha Jaeger still remembers her first visit to Marquette. “It immediately felt like home. My dad will tell you from that day on, there was no negotiating on where I was going to go,” she says. That decision shaped her life.