The Magazine of Marquette University | Winter 2006


1950-59 | 1960-69 | 1970-79 | 1980-89 | 1990-99 | 2000 - Present



Eileen (Drage) O’Reilly, Comm ’90, ran in the Marine Marathon in Arlington, Va., last fall. She and her husband, Cary, and their three children live in Silver Spring, Md.

1991 Reunion Year

Kristi Malik Perlmutter, Arts ’91, joined Dean College in Franklin, Mass., as a faculty member in the English department. She earned a master’s degree in 1994 from Northeastern University in Boston. She is president of the Council for the Arts in Holliston, Mass., and works part time for Jewish Family Services in Framingham, Mass.

John J. Manion, Arts ’91, was featured in several newspapers for his work as executive chef and co-owner of Mas, a restaurant in Chicago known for its Nuevo Latino cuisine.

Amy Ridley Meyers, Arts ’91, earned a master’s degree in educational psychology from UW-Milwaukee in 1994 and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, also from UWM, in 1999. In 2000, she was licensed as a psychologist in Wisconsin. She is director of the graduate program in community counseling at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. She, her husband of 11 years, and their three children reside in Jackson, Wis.


Bethany A. Milner, Ph.D., CCC-A, Sp ’92, joined the clinical staff of Hearing Care Center, a full-service, state-of-the-art hearing health care practice in Sharon, Mass. She is an audiologist with clinical and academic experience.

Joseph C. Williams, Comm ’92, works for the New York Daily News covering the largest public schools system in America. His book Cheating Our Kids was published in October. It explores how politics and greed ruin education, and addresses why many school reforms never take root.


Coreen Dicus-Johnson, Comm ’93, was named vice president of Wheaton Franciscan Services newly created payer-contracting and -relations function. She manages contracts for all of the system’s Southeastern Wisconsin entities.

Dr. Kevin T. Race, Dent ’93, was awarded diplomat status by the American Board of Orthodontics. Approximately 15 percent of orthodontists are board certified.


James M. McIlvaine, Comm ’94, former NBA and Marquette University basketball player, led Friends of Camp Anokijig, a nonprofit corporation formed to save the camp in Racine, Wis., from being sold to fund a YMCA family facility.

Dr. James P. Russell, Arts ’94, joined Affiliated Dermatologists as a physician. He treats patients at offices in Wauwatosa, Franklin and New Berlin, Wis.


Rev. Thomas J. Hayes, Grad ’95, was appointed director of pastoral planning in the Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross, Cork, Ireland. He is implementing a plan titled Pilgrim Steps, developed in the past three years to form vibrant parish communities and establish appropriate structures at parish and regional levels, in the 250,000 people diocese. He coauthored the plan.

Liz J. Headland, Grad ’95, was promoted to Australia/New Zealand digital media sales lead for IBM Australia. She is based in Melbourne.

Andrew C. Konitzer, Arts ’95, joined the faculty of Austin College as an assistant professor of political science. He completed his master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Pittsburgh.
Thomas R. Rischmann, Arts ’95, was named chief of the River Hills Police Department in River Hills, Wis.

1996 Reunion Year

Joshua B. Fleming, Bus Ad ’96, Law ’00, joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP as an associate in the Indianapolis office. He practices in the litigation department. Previously, he was an associate in the product liability practice group at Quarles & Brady LLP in Milwaukee.


Dr. Kathleen M. Maurer, Grad ’97, is an English instructor at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Prior to starting there, she spent nine years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth as an assistant professor of English and composition.

April L. Schmit, Arts ’97, was named principal of Stocker Elementary School in Kenosha, Wis. She also coaches cheerleaders at Wisconsin Lutheran College and is an instructor for the Universal Cheerleaders Association.


John P. Riordan, Arts ’98, spent four years in the wilds of Central Asia teaching English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan, managing a U.S. government-sponsored educational exchange program in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and conducting research in Uzbekistan on a Fulbright Scholarship. He earned his master’s degree in 2004 from the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Last year, he accepted a position as a foreign service officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development and is assigned to the mission in Bucharest, Romania.

Douglas B. Wheaton, Law ’98, was named community development director for the city of Franklin, Wis., in August 2005. He had served as government affairs director for the Southeastern Wisconsin Realtor’s Association since 2002.


Jonathan M. Fritz, J.D., Arts ’99, joined the law firm of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. as a patent attorney and member of the firm’s intellectual property counseling, information technology and IP litigation practice groups. He will graduate in December jointly from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin with a masters of bioinformatics.

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