The Magazine of Marquette University | Summer 2006

 

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1970

Cindy (Deegan) Cain, Arts ’70, organized a group of Marquette alumni from Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo, N.Y., to make fleece scarves for students from New Orleans’ universities who were displaced to Marquette due to Hurricane Katrina.

1971 Reunion year

Sister Mary A. Hoope, BVM, Grad ’71, is a member of a religious community deeply involved with the poor in Ghana. They teach, nurse, run orphanages, minister to the less fortunate, and share a special commitment to the development of poor women.

Michael E. McClure, Grad ’71, was named chief financial officer of Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. He has worked for the company for nearly 30 years and served in virtually every area of the firm.

Prem S. Sharma, Dent ’71, retired associate dean for academic affairs and a professor at the Marquette University School of Dentistry, was appointed to the board for Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.
Kelly H. Twigger, Law ’71, was named partner at Quarles & Brady LLP in Milwaukee.

1972

Kathleen A. Gray, Arts ’72, Law ’82, was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006 edition. She is a trust and estate attorney at the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.

Daniel B. McGrath, Jour ’72, is sports editor at the Chicago Tribune. He was featured in the July 20, 2005 edition of the Beverly Review, Beverly, Ill., for visiting a fifth-grade class at St. Cajetan School, his alma mater, to speak about how his education there helped to form his career choice.

Russell J. Stepp, Eng ’72, was named president and chief executive officer of the management consulting and engineering firm R.W. Beck Inc. He previously was national director of the water/waste resources practice in the firm’s Seattle office.

1974

Terry M. Murphy, Grad ’74, joined A.O. Smith Corp. as senior vice president and chief executive officer. Murphy joined A. O. Smith from Quanex Corporation of Houston, a manufacturer of engineered materials and components for the automotive and building products industries.

Kathleen S. Roth, Dent ’74, was named president-elect of the American Dental Association at the annual meeting in Philadelphia. She will be installed as president in October 2006.

1975

Dr. John F. Freihaut, Dent ’75, was appointed to the health strategies council by Georgia Gov. Sonny Purdue. He has practiced general dentistry for nearly 30 years and specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is a fellow with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American College of Dentists, and a member and former president of the Georgia Dental Association.

John J. Hallagon, Arts ’75, a fourth-grade teacher at Magee Elementary School in Genesee Depot, Wis., was named Wisconsin’s History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America. He received an honorarium and a core archive of history books and materials was donated to the school library.

1976 Reunion year

John T. Bannen, Law ’76, was certified as an estate planning law specialist by the Estate Law Specialist Board Inc. The organization is accredited by the American Bar Association and affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. He also was selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006 edition. He is a partner at the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.

Joseph M. Fasi, II, Arts ’76, joined the Wisconsin law firm of Greenhalgh Krueger Hernandez & Fasi SC as a member and shareholder. He is managing partner of the firm’s Milwaukee office.

David B. Kern, Arts ’76, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006 edition. He is a labor and employment law attorney in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.


Thomas P. McElligott, Arts ’76, Law ’83, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006 edition. He is an environmental law attorney in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.

Jane (Selinger) Michaels, Jour ’76, joined the staff of The Doings newspaper in Hinsdale, Ill., as a staff writer. She has worked as a freelance writer for the past 12 years and from 1978-82 was a municipal reporter for the suburban edition of the Chicago Tribune.

Mary Pat (Koesterer) Ninneman, Law ’76, was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006 edition. She is a labor and employment law attorney in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.

John A. Rothstein, Arts ’76, Law ’79, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006 edition. He is a commercial litigation attorney in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.

Eric J. Van Vugt, Law ’76, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006 edition. He is a commercial litigation attorney in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.

1977

Todd C. Cozzens, Arts ’77, is the chief executive officer of Picis, a high-acuity care software company that recently welcomed former Health and Human Services Secretary and Governor of Wisconsin Tommy Thompson to its board of directors. Cozzens co-founded Picis in 1994 and has grown it into a 400-person, $60 million company that has won numerous awards including those by Inc. 500, Microsoft, Frost & Sullivan and Healthcare Informatics. Recently he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young.

Margaret (Rudolph) Fehrenbach, Dent Hy ’77, R.D.H., M.S., published a second edition of Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, Anatomy (Elsevier). Many of the educational components of the textbook for dental professionals are also found online. She is also working on online courses for dental professionals that are linked from her Web page, www.dhed.net, as well as a third edition of Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck (Elsevier).

Gary M. Ruesch, Sp ’77, Law ’80, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006 edition. He is a labor and employment law attorney in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.

John T. Whiting, Law ’77, a partner at Quarles and Brady LLP in Madison, Wis., was named a 2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyer. Law & Politics magazine conducts the poll that identifies lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. He focuses his practice in the areas of municipal and public finance law.

1978

Joan Biskupic, Jour ’78, wrote Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became its Most Influential Justice, chronicling the life of the recently retired U.S. Supreme Court justice. She works for USA Today, previously covered the high court for The Washington Post, wrote for the Congressional Quarterly, and is often a guest on “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill.”

William F. Banholzer, Arts ’79, was named chief technology officer of Dow Chemical. Previously, he was vice president of global technology at GE Advanced Materials.

1979

John J. Pfeifer, Jour ’79, was named president and publisher of Northern Lakes Publishing in Rhinelander, Wis. Northern Lakes publishes the Rhinelander Daily News, the weekly Forest Republican in Crandon and the monthly Business Watch. He moved to Rhinelander from La Crosse where he had been employed as regional advertising director for the River Valley Newspaper Group since 2000.

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