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Eugene Duffy

Alumnus of the Year Award

Eugene O. Duffy, Bus Ad ’70, Grad ’76, Law ’78

Few alumni have a stronger affiliation with their alma mater than Eugene O. Duffy, who earned his bachelor’s, master’s and law degrees at Marquette and is an adjunct faculty member in the Executive M.B.A. and M.B.A. programs in the Marquette College of Business Administration.

Shawn Eichorst

Sports Law Alumnus of the Year

Shawn M. Eichorst, Law ’95

Shawn M. Eichorst will return to his home state of Wisconsin in April to join University of Wisconsin Athletics Director Barry Alvarez’s senior administrative staff as a senior associate athletic director.

Tanner Kilander

Howard B. Eisenberg Award

Tanner B. Kilander, Arts ’97, Law ’02

Serving the poor has been a career focus for Tanner Kilander for as long as she can remember. While earning her Marquette law degree, she met with then Law School Dean Howard Eisenberg to discuss a model for delivering legal services to the poor.

Eric Montgomery

Howard B. Eisenberg Award

Eric A. Montgomery, Law ’90

After earning his juris doctor degree from Marquette University Law School, Eric A. Montgomery began a legal career focused on employment law. He joined the law firm of Plunkett & Cooney P.C. in Detroit as an associate in the employment law section.

Michael R. Wherry

Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael R. Wherry, Bus Ad ’59, Law ’62

One year after graduating from Marquette Law School, Michael R. Wherry was hired by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Byron White to work in the civil division of the U.S. Justice Department under then Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall, a position he held until 1966.


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