College of Health Sciences Award Recipients
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
DR. DEAN C. GARSTECKI, SP '67, GRAD '69
Dean is a professor emeritus at Northwestern University, where his most recent research has addressed the psychological aspects of hearing loss management in older adults, especially among older women — including a study of patients’ willingness to use hearing aids. Dean has authored more than 75 publications and delivered approximately 300 professional presentations on hearing loss management.
Professional Achievement Award
Karen is the Air Force’s chief of laboratory operations in the medical center at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas. Previously, she deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and sent a flag to Marquette that had flown over her base in Kandahar. She says the demanding curriculum of Marquette’s clinical lab science program gave her a solid foundation for the professional challenges she’d face later in life — even trying to do laboratory medicine in Afghanistan.
Service to Marquette Award
CATHERINE CROWE CAULEY, ARTS '86, PT '97
Cathy served on the board of Marquette’s Physical Therapy Alumni Association from 1997–2000 and worked as a lab instructor at Marquette from 1999–2001. She supports Marquette’s physical therapy internship program and has been a clinical instructor to at least one, and as many as five, Marquette students per year. A physical therapist at Aurora Healthcare, Cathy also started pet therapy programs to raise the spirits of patients at three hospitals.
Young Alumnus of the Year Award
DR. DOUGLAS J. BOSNER, H SCI '98
Family and service have always been central themes in Doug’s life. As an Army BRaT — born, raised and trained, as those in the know say — who moved multiple times, Doug and his family, their traditions and service work grounded him no matter where he called home. It was his older sister, Jennifer, who introduced him to Marquette, where he found a family of like-minded people committed to service. It was his younger sister, Allison, whose health challenges as a child inspired in him a desire to serve others.