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Alumni Newsletter | July 2013

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Summer Send Off in NYC 2012

Celebrate Marquette students from the Northeast at summer events

Help welcome 62 new Marquette students to the fold. Attend a Marquette Summer Send-off event in the Northeast where local students kick off their Marquette experience! Join freshmen, current students, parents and alumni for a Marquette celebration in your area.

Find a Summer Send-off event near you and sign up to attend.

Rock out at all-new Marquette Fest

All alumni are invited back to campus this summer for Marquette Fest on Saturday, July 27, held in conjunction with Alumni Reunion Weekend. Groove to Milwaukee festival favorite 5 Card Studs while catching up with old friends under the stars.

On Sunday, July 28, bring your family to the Milwaukee County Zoo and enjoy a special Marquette ice cream social.

Get more info and register online.

Lacrosse at Marquette
Gearing up: The launch of lacrosse at Marquette

When launching a Division I lacrosse program moves from "what if" to "let’s go," the scrambling begins - and it’s not on the field. Read full story.



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jacksonNell Jackson, Arts '80, graduated in June from the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey, where she is now a faculty member. Jackson maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Bernardsville and Summit, N.J.


McGillJay McGill, Jour '76, became the chief executive officer at Global Media Initiatives, LLC in White Plains, N.Y. Global Media Initiatives provides a wide range of consultative services to media companies around the world ranging from organizational restructuring to business development.

peckDarrell Peck, Arts '52, Law '54, and Jane (Eberhardt) Peck, Nurs '53, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2013. They met at the fall mixer in Marquette's Old Gym in 1950 and were married three years later. They have four sons and seven grandchildren. Darrell served more than 23 years as a military lawyer and nearly 16 years as deputy army general counsel. Jane raised their four sons in more than 20 homes during Darrell's various military assignments and managed to also serve as a hospital nurse. The couple lives at a mountain resort in Massanutten, Va.

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Nominate a graduate for a future Alumni National Award
If you know a Marquette alum who has shown excellence in service to the community, professional achievements or innovation, consider nominating him/her for an Alumni National Award.

FarrenLast spring, New Rochelle, N.Y., resident Missy Farren, Arts '82, received the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Entrepreneurial Award for her career success in public relations and marketing. Read more about Missy Farren.

Join a Marquette alumni club in the Northeast

With alumni clubs in Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, odds are you'll find an active group of alumni near you. From game-watching gatherings and summer-send offs to networking happy hours and service projects, Marquette alumni keep busy. Find an alumni club near you and join the fun.

FacebookMarquette Club of Boston
Marquette Club of New York and New Jersey
Marquette Club of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts

Read along with Marquette freshmen: One Amazing Thing
This year's First-year Reading Program selection is One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Now in its eleventh year, the First-year Reading Program encourages all incoming students to read a common text and discuss it with a small group of fellow students. Learn more about One Amazing Thing and the First-year Reading Program.

Guess the Year

Guess the YearStudents prepare for a round of wheelbarrow races at an outdoor picnic.

a. 1972
b. 1975
c. 1978
d. 1980

Get the answer.

Explore the globe on alumni travel tours

Be an explorer! Join alumni and friends to travel the globe on a tour with the Alumni Association's travel program. Trips scheduled for 2013 and 2014 include Paris, Bangkok, Cuba, Tuscany, India and more. View trip itineraries and book your tour today!

College of Communication names inaugural journalists for O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

The Diederich College of Communication announced three journalists who will take part in The Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism during the 2013-14 academic year. They are Hal Bernton of The Seattle Times, Dan Egan of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Lillian Thomas of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Each will research and produce an in-depth public service journalism project on campus and work with Marquette students, giving them first-hand journalism experience. Read more about the fellowship.

College of Communication students played key role in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel series on mental health

Sixteen students from the Diederich College of Communication teamed with reporter Meg Kissinger to produce the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel June series, "Chronic crisis: A system that doesn't heal." Working as reporters and documentary filmmakers, the students helped to examine Milwaukee County's mental health system and related efforts in Belgium. Read the report and see student-produced documentaries.

See which Marquette events are happening in your area. Check out the full calendar for more events!

Boston: Service Project - Charles River Conservancy
Saturday, July 13; 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Charles River Conservancy (Four Brattle St., Cambridge)
Join the Marquette Club of Boston to help beautify Herter Park area by weeding and pruning the plants in the garden bed next to Eliot Bridge.. Register now.

New York City: Networking Happy Hour
Wednesday, July 24; 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Boat Basin (West 79th St., New York)
Welcome new Marquette folks to the area, including interns and full-time hires in the New York City area. Register now.

Marquette Campus: Alumni Reunion Weekend
Thursday, July 25 - Sunday, July 28
Marquette Campus
Find your way back home to Marquette as we welcome the five- to 45-year reunion classes, our Golden Jubilee class and several affinity groups to campus. Register now.

New York City: Minor League Baseball Outing
Friday, August 9; 7:00 p.m. First Pitch
Richmond County Bank Ballpark (75 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island)
Join the Marquette Club of New York and other alumni, parents and friends for a family-friendly night at the ballpark.
Register now.

Boston: Service Project - Cradles to Crayons
Saturday, August 24; 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Join the Marquette Club of Boston at Cradles to Crayons, where we will inspect, sort and package donations into customized "KidPacks." Volunteers over the age of 5 are welcome to participate; donations are welcome. Register now.

New York City: Brewers vs. Mets Game
Friday, September 27; 7:10 p.m. First Pitch
Citi Field (123-01 Roosevelt Ave., New York)
Join Marquette alumni, parents and friends for a family-friendly night at the ballpark to watch the New York Mets take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Register now.

July prayer for Alumni Reunion Weekend

We’ll see a few more wrinkles than we saw twenty years ago; a little less hair than thirty years ago; a few more pounds than forty years ago.

We’ll see lots of pictures of children and grandchildren, and even a few old photographs of that mustachioed guy in the hideous striped pants!

We’ll hear stories of success and failures; laughter and maybe a few tears. We overhear someone scream and shout, "Is it really you?" And for all these things, we join our voices and say; "Thank God we’re here!"

We thank God for the years we have shared, the good times we’ve had, the challenges presented to us, the blessings we have received.

We thank God for Marquette University, those who taught us and those who influenced us, for having helped to get us to where we are today.

We ask God to continue sending 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 we remember, We are Marquette!


- Frederick Zagone, S.J., Chaplain, Marquette University Alumni Association

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