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Alumni Awards Inspire 2021

College of Nursing Award Recipients


SchifalacquaDistinguished Alumna of the Year Award
Marita MacKinnon Schifalacqua, Nurs ’73, Grad ’95
Henderson, Nev. and St. Francis, Wis.

In every aspect of her life, Marita Schifalacqua prioritizes the well-being of others. “My Marquette experience taught me that the environmental culture of support and excellence needs to be created at home, at work and in the community,” she says.   

DobratzProfessional Achievement Award
Dr. Marjorie Clowry Dobratz, Nurs ’69, Grad ’72    
Lakewood, Wash.

Dr. Marjorie Dobratz had one goal for her professional life: teach and mentor nursing students. Looking back on her career, she knows her Marquette experience helped her achieve that goal.
VillanuevaYoung Alumnus of the Year Award
Dr. Christian Villanueva, Nurs ’15    
Chicago, Ill.

As a nursing student, Dr. Christian Villanueva fostered his passion for service and justice. Now he’s putting that passion into practice by caring for his patients, helping those with a rare genetic disorder known as PKU, and exploring ideas to improve health care on a national scale.