August 2017





Thank you, fellow alumni.

Excellence at Marquette doesn’t just happen; it’s achieved through the hard work and dedication of many people, including alumni in places all over the world.

Through this special edition of our national newsletter, we want to thank you, while honoring and showcasing some of Marquette’s amazing alumni who play a key role in the university’s success. We thank those who mentor, participate in service projects, give to scholarships in support of students, participate in regional alumni clubs, and much more.

The list of ways alumni give back is far too long to include here, but I encourage you to visit the alumni website and check out the fun and exciting opportunities to support your alma mater.

We are grateful for you – WE ARE MARQUETTE!

Andrew A. Detesco, Jr., Arts ’69
Marquette University Alumni Association National Board of Directors



Marquette family hosts CIRCLES networking event in Central Wisconsin

Thank you to Robert C. Greenheck, Eng ’50, chairman emeritus, Greenheck Group; and James McIntyre, Marquette parent, president and chief executive officer, Greenheck Group; who hosted more than 80 attendees for Marquette CIRCLES on June 27 at the Robert C. Greenheck Innovation Center in Schofield, Wis. CIRCLES is Marquette’s premier networking program, where alumni, parents and friends learn from and connect with industry leaders and academic experts as well as find employees, mentors and business associates. The Greenhecks have been a Marquette family for more than a century, starting with Robert's father-in-law, Roman C. Deutsch, class of 1908.

Learn more about mentorship opportunities with Marquette.



D.C.-area alumni professionals kick-start Marquette networking for the next generation

Alumni and friends in the Washington, D.C., area gathered on May 6 to mentor and “pay it forward” at the B.Y.O.C. – Bring Your Own (Business) Card event. B.Y.O.C., organized by MU Club of Washington, D.C., club leaders Meghan Hickey, Comm ’15, and Kate Merrill, Arts ’11, featured a panel discussion of professionals who inspired young alumni and underscored the power of networking. Thank you to the alumni panelists: Phill McGowan, Comm '98, director of PR, media and communication, Crowell and Moring, LLP; Charles McNamara, Eng '83, assistant program manager for Virginia class, development and modernization, Naval Sea Systems Command, MS450D; and Dr. Jamie J. Skipper, Nurs '97, senior ONC scientist, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Learn more about the MU Club of Washington, D.C.

Family-friendly baseball tradition unites alumni in Minnesota

The MU Club of Minnesota held their annual St. Paul Saints baseball tailgate and game on July 16. This popular annual event drew 40 attendees who flew the Marquette flag high and proud! Thank you to Patrick Schneeman, Bus Ad '05, for coordinating the outing.

Learn more about the MU Club of Minnesota.

Summer-Send Off event brings Wisconsin charm to Philadelphia students and alumni

Thanks you to Bill, Eng '77, and Nancy, Sp '78, Grad '79, Stemper, for generously hosting a Marquette Summer Send-off for incoming freshmen from the Philadelphia area. Nearly 30 attendees (spanning six decades of alumni) enjoyed Wisconsin-style treats including cheese curds and brats. Summer Send-off events are held annually across the country to provide incoming Marquette students with the chance to meet fellow students and alumni from their hometown.

Learn more about Summer Send-offs.



August Reflection: Appreciating our alumni volunteers

By Rev. Frederick Zagone, S.J., Chaplain, Marquette University Alumni Association

At Marquette, summer is the time we prepare for another academic year to begin. Many people have worked very hard to get campus ready for the arrival of over 2,000 new students later this month. Most noticeable is the new Wild Commons residence facility, which is under construction and grows taller each day in preparation to house students next year. Less obvious are the many plans and projects that take place behind the scenes. And there is a group of people whose efforts make not only the everyday life of Marquette a reality, but guarantee the future of Marquette and our Catholic and Jesuit education for years to come: our volunteers!

Volunteers for local alumni clubs, interest-based alumni groups and College based groups work throughout the year. They plan and sponsor events. They host gatherings in their homes and places of business. They support Marquette with their time, energy, talents and treasure. We thank God for their efforts and ask God to continue blessing them and their work for Marquette.

We ask God to send blessings on Marquette that future generations will have the opportunities we have had; the education we’ve received; the recognition of God’s presence that we share.

We ask God to bless us as our new year begins. We are Marquette! Amen

Read the full reflection.

North Texas alumni unite in worship

More than a dozen alumni and friends from the MU Club of North Texas celebrated Mass and a reception together on April 22. Thank you to Carlos Rodriguez-Garcia, Eng ’84, and Laura Cruz y Celis-Rodriguez for hosting and organizing the event.

Learn more about the MU Club of North Texas.



'Snowbirds' celebrate Marquette spirit in Naples, Fla., via faith and learning programs

Each winter, alumni and friends in the Naples, Fla., area celebrate their Marquette connection under the palm trees. Thank you to Pam Peters, Bus Ad '70, and Donna Farrell, Arts '70, for hosting more than 30 guests for the Association of Marquette University Women book club last February. Still more alumni gathered for Ash Wednesday Mass. Save the date: the next Naples AMUW book club event is Feb. 13, 2018.

Stay updated about events in Florida by ensuring Marquette has your current contact information on file.



You're a Marquette grad: Now what?

Back by popular demand, Chicagoland young alumni were invited to a program for new graduates in July. An established professional alumni panel spoke about career insights, professional development, financial planning and work/life balance. Thank you to panelists Dan Richlen, Bus Ad '91; Luis Hernandez, Jr., Comm, '00; Marissa Martin, Comm '00; and moderator Rob Hart, Comm '02.

Learn more about the MU Club of Chicago.

Marquette autism expert speaks to Chicagoland alumni

More than 80 Marquette alumni and friends attended the Forward Marquette: Groundbreaking Autism Research program in Northfield, Ill. on May 23. Guests heard from nationally recognized autism expert Dr. Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, associate professor, Department of Psychology, Marquette University and executive director, Marquette Interdisciplinary Autism, Marquette University; plus other panelists to learn about the latest autism research and how Marquette initiatives are supporting individuals with autism and their families.Thank you to Bill, Bus Ad '62, and Diane, Arts '63, Johnson for underwriting the program.

Are you interested in speaking about your profession at a future Marquette program? Learn more.

Alumni in their reunion year serving as class volunteers for Marquette Reunion + Homecoming

New for 2017, two of Marquette's most popular events – Reunion + Homecoming – are now together for one epic celebration, giving you even more Marquette on Oct. 5-8. Participants will enjoy great food, music, fun competitions, class reunion celebrations, family-friendly activities, and opportunities to give back to the Milwaukee community. But, a reunion celebration is only a success if your classmates come back to celebrate with you. Thank you to the dozens who have stepped up to serve as volunteers, guiding the programming and outreach efforts for Reunion + Homecoming 2017.

Learn more about Reunion + Homecoming and register for events today!




Bump, set, spike! Alumna bringing Young Alumni volleyball tournament to the next level

Emily Wulfkuhle, Edu '15, is spearheading the Young Alumni Scholarship Volleyball Tournament coming up on September 16. Emily worked to enhance this year's event by securing raffle items to help increase funds raised for the MU Club of Milwaukee Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Learn more about the Young Alumni Association.

MU Club of Atlanta enjoys behind-the-scenes baseball experience

On June 25, more than 70 alumni, friends, students and parents left their "Marq" at SunTrust Park in Atlanta at the Braves vs. Brewers baseball game. The day included a behind-the-scenes tour of the new stadium and giveaways -- plus, kids ran the bases at the conclusion of the game.

Follow the MU Club of Atlanta on Facebook.

MU Club of Phoenix annual spring training baseball tailgate draws more than 100 Marquette alumni and families

The MU Club of Phoenix held their 28th annual spring training tailgate and game on March 18, seeing a Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs game at Maryvale Baseball Park. More than 100 participants enjoyed a brat and hot dog tailgate party in the shadow of the park before cheering on the Brewers (or Cubs!) at the game. Special thanks go to all the club leaders who helped to organize the event, including club presidents Phil, Bus Ad '92, and April, H Sci '92, Ariola. The MU Club of Phoenix raised funds for their club scholarship via this event.

Learn more about the MU Club of Phoenix.


upcoming events

Friday, Aug. 18

MU Club of Colorado: Volunteer Drop-in
Keep the Marquette momentum going in the Denver area by helping as an event coordinator, social media chair or through other opportunities.

Saturday, Aug. 19

MU Club of Washington, D.C.: Service Day
The Marquette group will work through Catholic Charities to help freshen up the facilities of the Kennedy School by painting classrooms and common spaces for the upcoming school year.

MU Club of Colorado: Baseball Outing
Join Marquette alumni, family and friends for the club's annual Rockies baseball outing. This family-friendly gathering will feature a matchup with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

MU Club of Madison, Wis.: Lunch Bunch
Marquette alumni, parents and friends are invited to get together during the work day for a casual lunch, held on the first Wednesday of each month.

Friday, Sept. 8

MU Club of Chicago: Summer Social
Connect with fellow Marquette alumni, family and friends for an end of summer social at Schoolyard Tavern and Grill, including a raffle to benefit the club scholarship fund.

Saturday, Sept. 9

MU Club of San Diego: SeptemberFEST
Join the Marquette Club of San Diego for a fun evening sampling some of San Diego’s best craft brews and a variety of wines. The night will include music, great company and fantastic food and beverages.

Sunday, Sept. 10

Green Bay, Wis.: 14th Annual Packers Tailgate Party
It’s football season again – which means you’re invited to join Marquette alumni and friends in Green Bay for a tailgate party adjacent to Lambeau Field.

Saturday, Sept. 16

Milwaukee: Young Alumni Association Scholarship Volleyball Tournament
Join fellow young alumni for a fun day of volleyball and make a real difference in the lives of talented students. Help us raise scholarship funds for deserving Marquette students from Milwaukee.

See the complete events calendar to search for upcoming Marquette events in your area!


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