Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Award Recipients
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
RAYMOND J. MANISTA, JR., ARTS '87, LAW '90
Fox Point, Wis.
Though Ray’s early aspiration was to shoot for the stars as an astronaut, some wise counsel helped him discover his strengths and realize that the greatest reach he could have was setting a course for others.
Professional Achievement Award
DR. MARK T. O'MEARA, ARTS '73
West Bend, Wis.
Whether he’s using his skills as an orthopedic surgeon to improve the health and quality of life of his patients, or putting time and effort into countless causes in his community, Mark gives his all.
People for Others Award
DR. JOAN STRASSHEIM CHLEBOWSKI, ARTS '66, GRAD '68, and DR. ROWAN T. CHLEBOWSKI, ARTS '67
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Giving. It’s a simple, but powerful, word, and no other one can better summarize what drives Joan and Rowan. Both oncologists, she is enjoying a second career as a devoted and tireless volunteer who has served in the Peace Corps and he is involved in large multicenter clinical studies aimed at changing medical care for women.
Young Alumna of the Year Award
GRISELDA ALDRETE, ARTS '02
A tireless advocate for others, Griselda is working to change perceptions of Hispanics in Milwaukee and, with that, the professional face of the city.