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Alumni Awards Inspire 2021

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Award Recipients

AlexanderDistinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
Dr. Troy A. Alexander, Grad ’00
Federalsburg, Md.

As a Marquette graduate student, Dr. Troy Alexander made a discovery about DNA measurement techniques that was so notable, it was featured in scientific publications — something many researchers only dream about.

RiceProfessional Achievement Award
Dr. Jennifer King Rice, Arts ’90, and Dr. James W. Rice, Arts ’90
Annapolis, Md.
Drs. Jennifer and James Rice may work in different industries, but their career goals are the same: advocating for societal change to improve the future for today’s youth.

RynneA Person for Others Award   
Dr. Terrence J. Rynne, Grad ’06
Winnetka, Ill. 

Dr. Terrence Rynne always has been impressed by how Marquette students embody the phrase “persons for others,” and he says receiving an award with that title is humbling and uplifting. Yet as the founder of the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, Terrence is the reason so many students have pursued a life of service to others.

DillYoung Alumna of the Year Award
Sara Elizabeth Dill, Arts ’02, Law ’05    
Washington, D.C.

Sara Dill addresses the world’s most pressing issues on a daily basis. A partner at Anethum Global, she’s helped asylum seekers receive status, defended individuals accused of war crimes, and developed policies for national and international justice systems. Through it all, her motivation remains the same: cura personalis.