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Faith-sharing Fridays: Latrice Harris-Collins

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT

Presented by Latrice Harris-Collins, Interim Executive Director, Educational Opportunity Program, Marquette University
Moderated by Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Arts '85, Grad '88, '98, Senior Mission & Ignatian Leadership Specialist, University Advancement, Marquette University

Start your month by joining 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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Latrice Harris-Collins currently serves interim executive director of the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette University. She  has been at Marquette for 16 years. Prior to her current role, she served as an admissions counselor for multicultural outreach and was promoted to assistant dean of admissions in 2010; she was named director of high school recruitment in the Office of Undergraduate Admission in 2017.

Latrice has worked with countless students over the years at Marquette and in the Milwaukee community through her recruitment efforts with Milwaukee Public Schools and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee. She also has an on-campus alliance with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. She has partnered with various departments on recruitment, community outreach efforts and professional development opportunities. She is a member of University Staff Senate and is a leader of Marquette’s Black Faculty and Staff Network.

In 2017, Latrice received the Way Klinger Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award, which recognizes one staff member each year who demonstrates exemplary leadership and manifests the ideas of diversity, equity and inclusion into practical action.

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.


Rockin' with Marquette Friends: Get Your Toes Tapping with Jim Cosgrove

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 | 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. CT

Presented by Jim Cosgrove, Jour ’87, Award-winning Kid-rocker and Author

Join us for an interactive, parent/caregiver-and-child session with Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove. This 30-minute session – featuring high-energy songs and dances – will have everybody grooving and shaking. Grab some pots, pans, car keys, or whatever you’ve got, and get ready to rock! Check out more about Mr. Stinky Feet on his website.

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Jim Cosgrove, Jour ’87, gave up a successful career as a corporate PR professional to pursue a “real job” entertaining children. Through a 20-year journey as an award-winning kid-rocker, he’s discovered that children have much to teach adults about communicating, attaining goals and living life to the fullest.

Affectionately nicknamed “Mr. Stinky Feet” by his young fans following the release of his 1999 hit song, Jim is a cool favorite on the concert tour circuit. He has performed more than 4,000 high-energy, interactive shows throughout North America and Europe, including two performances at the White House Easter Egg Roll. And his YouTube channel has more than 2.3 million views.

Jim credits his family for helping him maintain the stamina throughout his career. His wife, Jeni books the shows and manages the business. Their two daughters occasionally appear with him on stage and double as his road crew. Jim and Jeni co-founded Jiggle Jam, the nation’s largest independent family music festival from 2007-2013.

In addition to entertaining families and children, Jim is a motivational speaker who energizes educators and corporate audiences on topics that include creativity, communication, and creating a joy-filled life.








Growth through Community Investment: A Conversation with Wintrust Founder and CEO Ed Wehmer

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT

Presented by Tim Hanley, Bus Ad ’78, Acting Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration
and Ed Wehmer, Founder and CEO, Wintrust

Founder and CEO Ed Wehmer built the Wintrust banking brand from a single shop, dreamt up over a card table with friends, to a 150-location operation. Through all its growth, Chicago’s Bank® has remained true to its mission of providing customer- and community-focused service. Join Tim Hanley, Marquette University Interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration, for an inside look at the entrepreneur’s success story exploring themes of leadership, economic trends in a pandemic and election year, the importance of diversity and inclusion and more.

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Tim Hanley, Bus Ad ’78, is the acting Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration. Tim received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the College of Business Administration and that same year began his career at Arthur Andersen, serving as an audit partner for many of the largest manufacturers in Wisconsin.

Recently, Tim 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 as a longtime member of the College of Business Administration Dean’s Advisory Council, as a member of the university’s President’s Advisory Council, and on the Campaign Executive Committee. In October of 2019, Tim became the college’s first ever executive-in-residence. Tim was recognized in 2012 as the College of Business Administration’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

Ed Wehmer, Wintrust’s President, CEO and Founder, is responsible for overseeing the execution of the day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives of the organization. He is the only member of the board who is also a manager of the company. As such, he provides views of company management and substantial insight into company operations, as well as historical context for the board’s discussions.

The idea for Wintrust began over a card table, a few cold beers, and the thought of being the alternative to the big banks. Seeing a real need for a return to true community banking and personalized service in the area, Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, the original Wintrust Bank, opened in December 1991. More banks in the Chicago suburbs followed, each with the same mission and with bankers who believed in that mission.

After 20 years of exceptional growth, Wintrust saw an opportunity to serve the many diverse neighborhoods in the heart of Chicago, and Wintrust Bank was established. Ed serves on several boards in the area, including Northwestern Memorial Foundation and the Archdiocese of Chicago. He and his wife, Dorothy, are involved in many charitable organizations in the Chicagoland area.




The Center for Real Estate’s 9th annual Real Estate Strategies Conference

  • PART 1 - CEO Insight: Current and Long-term Impacts of the Pandemic on Commercial Real Estate
    Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM
  • PART 2 - Diversity in Real Estate: Success Stories and Strategies for Company Leaders
    Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM
  • PART 3: 2020 Retrospective Survey: Top 10 Trends of the Last Decade and the Next
    Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Ignatian Yoga: Ground Yourself in Gratitude (Virtual)
Hosted by the Haggerty Museum of Art and the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality

  • Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 - 12:05 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 - 12:05 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 - 12:05 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 - 12:05 p.m.



  • Marquette Law School Poll discussion
    Presented by Charles Franklin, Director, Marquette Law School Poll, and Mike Gousha, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy, Marquette University Law School



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