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Marquette’s Hispanic-Serving Institution Initiative: Raising All Voices

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT

Presented by:

  • Jacqueline Black, Associate Director for Hispanic Initiatives, Marquette University
  • Panel Moderator: Dr. Joya Crear, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Marquette University
  • Valeria Navarro-Villegas, Arts '16, Office Associate, Center for Community Service, Marquette University
  • Abraham Ortiz Tapia, Eng '17, J.D. candidate at the University of Illinois College of Law; and Member, MUAA Hispanic Alumni Association
  • Evelia Guerrero, Nursing Student, MUSG President, 2020-21 Pedro Arrupe Award Recipient
  • Miles Sigh, Business Administration Student, Community Impact Intern, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County

The HSI initiative is integral to campus-wide diversity efforts. Since its launch in 2016, the initiative has moved the needle in Hispanic/Latinx student enrollment; but more than just a focus on numbers, members are working toward creating a more inclusive, welcoming, and supportive environment for all diverse stakeholders. In this virtual program, learn more about this initiative from Jacki Black, associate director for Hispanic initiatives at Marquette, followed by a panel discussion with students and young alumni moderated by Dr. Joya Crear, assistant vice president of Student Affairs.

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Jacki Black has served as the associate director for Hispanic Initiatives at Marquette University since 2016. In this role, Black leads the university’s Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) initiative and contributes to the execution of other campus-level diversity and inclusion efforts. Black earned a BA in psychology from the University of Chicago, an MA in education from Saint Xavier University, and is working towards a Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership at Marquette University. Prior to her role at Marquette, she devoted fifteen years to teaching, mentoring, coaching, and advising in Chicago and Milwaukee schools.

Dr. Joya Crear is the assistant vice president for Student Affairs with more than 20 years’ experience in student affairs leadership, particularly around the areas of diversity and inclusion, counseling and crisis intervention, strategic planning, and student retention strategies. Her portfolio at Marquette includes community service, diversity, assessment, leadership development and mission integration. Dr. Crear holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. She also attended Howard University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her Bachelor and Masters degrees, respectively.

Valeria Navarro-Villegas, Arts '16, was born in Mexico, immigrated to the US at a young age, and has been a Milwaukeean for the last two decades. Valeria graduated from Marquette University in December 2016 with a Bachelors in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture. Upon graduating she worked within the Milwaukee County Jail through JusticePoint and afterwards worked for Mastantuono & Coffee S.C., a criminal defense law firm. She is currently a Marquette University employee in the Office of Engagement and Inclusion.

Abraham Ortiz Tapia, Eng '17, (he/him/his) is a J.D. candidate at the University of Illinois College of Law and aspires to practice within the public interest law sector serving marginalized and underrepresented communities. Prior to attending the Illinois College of Law, Abraham worked as an Intellectual Property Paralegal at Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. in Chicago, prosecuting design patents and managing design patent portfolios for large and small clients. In addition, after completing his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University, Abraham served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with College Possible - Milwaukee and interned with Immigration and Refugee Services at Catholic Charities Milwaukee. He also serves on the Marquette University Hispanic Alumni Association. Abraham is a powerhouse in the workplace and in his communities where he uses his leadership philosophy, focused on leading with authenticity and empathy, to listen, engage, and grow with others. Nada es imposible.

Evelia Guerrero is a senior in the College of Nursing from Burlington, Wis. She is a first-generation college student and is part of the Burke Scholars Program and Trio's Educational Opportunity Program. Evelia serves as the student body president for Marquette University and is the first-ever Latina to serve in the role. With her leadership, Marquette University Student Government is concentrating on creating a campus culture receptive to equity and justice and is leading several initiatives surrounding racial justice, mental health and community engagement. After graduation, Evelia plans to serve as a nurse in the Milwaukee area with a concentration in pediatric or neonatal intensive care.

Miles Sigh as a recent addition at United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, Miles Sigh assists the director of innovative strategies for Boys and Men of Color, Shannon Reed, on implementing initiatives in Milwaukee to empower people within the communities they serve. Miles’s other experience includes work completed at Advocate Aurora Health in which he was responsible for the majority of planning surrounding the Supplier Diversity Symposium, the company’s largest supplier diversity event of this year. He also spent time researching and pursuing collaboration opportunities with local minority-owned businesses for Advocate Aurora’s Diversity and Inclusion team. This past summer Miles worked as part of a creative team at ALIVE Inc. where he was responsible for generating and executing several communication plans and social media campaigns. Miles started his college career as a student-athlete at Michigan Tech before returning home to Milwaukee to finish out his undergraduate degree in marketing this December at Marquette University. During his time at Marquette he has been able to use his interest in sports to work for Marquette Athletics as a student manager, serve as a student ambassador for the business school, and lastly serve on a committee that is focused solely on transforming the Marquette community to promote cultural diversity and inclusion. In his free time, he is also a part of a group of former, current and future student-athletes called Athletes Igniting Action. Together they are striving to educate while being adamant about fighting social and racial injustices seen in America.

 


  

     

Season’s Greetings | Christmas-Themed Art from the Haggerty Museum of Art Collection

TUESDAY, DEC. 15 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT

Presented by

  • Christine Fleming, Manager of Community Engagement, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University
  • Susan Longhenry, Director and Chief Curator, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University
  • Lynne Shumow, Curator for Academic Engagement, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University

Marquette University began to acquire works of art shortly after it was founded in 1881. These early collecting efforts laid the foundation for what would become, over a century later, the collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art. That collection now includes over 7,000 works of art created from the Renaissance period to the present. Every year, Marquette University's president chooses one of those works to feature on Marquette's Christmas card. During this special program, three Haggerty Museum of Art staff members will share and discuss a selection of those works -- including the painting chosen for the 2020 card!

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Christine Fleming joined the Haggerty Museum of Art in February of 2019. Since then, Christine has created and managed K-12 educational programs in conjunction with permanent collection and rotating exhibitions as well as facilitated community partnership programs. Prior to joining the staff of the Haggerty, Fleming served as the Museum Educator for School Programs at the Dayton Art Institute where she developed school and adult museum programs; and as Education Program Coordinator at the Columbia River Maritime Museum where she developed and managed youth, school and adult museum programs. Christine earned a BFA from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Art Education and spent five years teaching art in the Minneapolis area. While in Nottingham England completing an MA in Art History, Christine served as the Postgraduate Placement Holder for the Think Tank: Flash Journal, a collaboration between the University of Nottingham and the Nottingham Contemporary Museum. She holds a current K-12 visual art teaching license in both Minnesota and England.

Susan Longhenry has served as director and dhief curator at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University since August 2015. Prior to that she served as director of the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico; as Alfond director of museum learning and public programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and as director of education at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. A Milwaukee native, Susan has served on the national board of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, the Annual Meeting National Program Committee for the American Alliance of Museums, the Education Committee of the American Alliance of Museums, and the National Art Education Association. She has served as a Peer Review Panelist for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Arts, and presented at the American Alliance of Museums’ Annual Meeting. Susan is an elected member of the Association of Art Museum Directors. She holds an M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University.

Lynne Shumow has been the curator for academic engagement at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University since 2000. From 1992 through 1998, she was the coordinator of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s international residency program Arts/Industry. Prior to working at JMKAC, she was a curatorial assistant at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Lynne has been a member of numerous advisory committees and boards of directors including, RedLine Milwaukee, Milwaukee Arts Board (Public Art Subcommittee), the Milwaukee Art Museum, and IN:SITE Milwaukee. She did her undergraduate and graduate work in art history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 


Book Discussion: Falling Upward: A Spirituality for Two Halves of Life

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021 | 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. CT

Presented by Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Arts '85, Grad '88, '98, Senior Mission & Ignatian Leadership Specialist, University Advancement

Join your fellow Marquette alumni, parents and friends as we explore the transitions in our spiritual journey between the first and second half of our lives. We will discuss the book Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Fr. Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest and founder of the Contemplative Action Center. Rohr posits that the first decades of our life are filled with discerning the rules, guided by our ego, ambition and a drive to “do” and “be” someone according to the external dictates that we apply. He states that it is in the second half of our life, that we truly begin to know ourselves, one another, and God, and it is in the second half of life that we begin to explore and live from our true purpose, call and relationship within the greater love relationships that define our lives.

Falling Upward is a quick and interesting read and will offer something that resonates with the spiritual and faith journeys of most seekers of God, purpose and meaning in our lives. See how Rohr’s explanations may invite you to a richer experience of God and relationship in these second-half days of our life. This is an interactive/discussion session. Space is limited.

To register, contact Vicki Clancy at victoria.clancy@marquette.edu or (414) 288-4733.

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Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther currently serves as the Senior Mission & Ignatian Leadership Specialist in University Advancement at Marquette University. Additionally, Kathy serves/has served as adjunct faculty for undergraduates and clinical adjunct faculty for graduate students at Marquette University. Kathy received a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Marquette University and a certificate in spiritual direction from the Aquinas Institute of Theology.  For many years, Kathy has worked with a particular emphasis in Ignatian spirituality as a means for healthy spiritual and emotional living. Kathy has also served as a spiritual director, speaker and consultant to religious congregations, clergy and religious, and parishes focusing on the work of community building, conflict resolution and spiritual growth. Kathy serves as current consultant for diaconate formation in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and served as the past Co-Chair of the Community Advisory Board for Clergy Abuse in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith-sharing Fridays: Tim Hanley, Bus Ad '78

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2021 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT

Presented by Tim Hanley, Bus Ad '78, Interim Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration, Marquette University
Moderated by Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Arts '85, Grad '88, '98, Senior Mission & Ignatian Leadership Specialist, University Advancement, Marquette University

Join us for inspiration, conversation and community as we discuss our varying faith journeys, beliefs and the people we have met along the way. Marquette leaders will reflect on their faith as we explore these holy invitations in our lives and the influence a growing faith can have on us over a lifetime. All are welcome for this inspiring monthly gathering!

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Timothy Hanley, Bus Ad ’78, is the Interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration at Marquette University. Recently, he retired as a Senior Partner with Deloitte LLP. Tim is a seasoned global executive, with extensive experience consulting with manufacturers regarding digital transformation, organizational strategy development and execution, acquisitions, and market development. Under his leadership, Deloitte’s Global Consumer and Industrial Products practice grew to be the largest at Deloitte, with over $14 billion in revenues. 

Tim has also served at Marquette University as a longtime member of the College of Business Administration Dean’s Advisory Council, and currently serves as a member of the university’s President’s Advisory Council and Campaign Executive Committee. In October of 2019, Tim became the college’s first ever executive-in-residence. He was recognized in 2012 as the College of Business Administration’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year.

Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther currently serves as the Senior Mission & Ignatian Leadership Specialist in University Advancement at Marquette University. Additionally, Kathy serves/has served as adjunct faculty for undergraduates and clinical adjunct faculty for graduate students at Marquette University. Kathy received a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Marquette University and a certificate in spiritual direction from the Aquinas Institute of Theology.  For many years, Kathy has worked with a particular emphasis in Ignatian spirituality as a means for healthy spiritual and emotional living. Kathy has also served as a spiritual director, speaker and consultant to religious congregations, clergy and religious, and parishes focusing on the work of community building, conflict resolution and spiritual growth. Kathy serves as current consultant for diaconate formation in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and served as the past Co-Chair of the Community Advisory Board for Clergy Abuse in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.


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