RECENTLY RETIRED CEO OF KIMBERLY-CLARK AND
MARQUETTE ALUMNUS TO DELIVER COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
MILWAUKEE – Wayne Sanders was the leader of one of the premiere
global manufacturers of tissue, personal and healthcare products,
including such recognizable brands as Kleenex and Huggies. The
former Chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark and Marquette alumnus,
will bring his business experience and humor to Marquette 's Commencement
ceremony as the university honors its newest graduates.
Marquette will celebrate its 123 rd annual Commencement ceremony
on Sunday, May 16, at the Bradley Center , 1001 N. 4 th St . More
than 1,200 undergraduate students and 700 graduate students will
receive their diplomas. The Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement
ceremony will cap a week of events dedicated to graduation on
campus. Media are welcome at all events.
Baccalaureate Mass - Saturday, May 15
4:30 p.m. U.S. Cellular Arena ( 500 W. Kilbourn Ave. )
Commencement - Sunday, May 16
9:30 a.m. Bradley Center ( 1001 N. 4th St .)
For more information, visit www.marquette.edu/graduation.
Wayne R. Sanders, Vice Chair
of the Marquette University Board of Trustees, will be the featured
speaker at Commencement. He was elected to the board in 1992,
and served as chairman from 2001 – 2003. Sanders received his
MBA from Marquette in 1972. He served as chief executive officer
of Kimberly-Clark Corp. from 1991 until 2002. Kimberly-Clark is
a global corporation with manufacturing facilities in 43 countries
and product sales in more than 150. Employing nearly 64,000 people
worldwide, Kimberly-Clark posted sales of $14.3 billion in 2003.
Sanders serves on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club of America,
Texas Instruments, Adolph Coors Co., and Belo Corporation. In
2001, Marquette honored him as the Alumnus of the Year. In 1994,
Marquette 's College of Business Administration recognized him
with its Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Five individuals will be honored with an honorary degree from
the university at the commencement ceremony:
Dr. John E. Breen, an acclaimed civil engineer
and educator, who has influenced the principal design and construction
standards for concrete bridges and buildings nationally and internationally.
He is the Nasser I. Al-Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering at the
University of Texas – Austin , and has been a faculty member since
1959 and civil engineering professor since 1969. Dr. Breen has
received numerous awards, including the Freyssinet Medal from
the International Association for Structural Concrete in 2002
and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the nation's
highest honor for engineering professionals.
The Honorable Felix Perez Camacho, as Governor
of Guam since 2002, continues to build a distinguished career
in the field of public service. He has held positions with Pacific
Financial Corporation and IBM Corporation. In 1988, Governor Camacho
was appointed as deputy director of the Public Utility Agency
of Guam, and his accomplishments quickly flourished as he later
served as executive director of the Civil Service Commission,
senator of four different Guam legislatures, the legislature's
majority whip, and chairman of the Committee on Tourism, Transportation,
and Economic Development. He was honored as one of the Outstanding
Young Men of America and received the Pacific Jaycees Three Young
Outstanding People Award.
Sister Maureen A. Fay, O.P.,
who announced in April that she would retire after 14
years as president of University of Detroit Mercy . For over 20
years, Sister Fay has made substantial contributions to the metro
Detroit area, as an advocate for Catholic and urban education
reform, educator for elementary and secondary schools, and a college
administrator. As president, she played a critical role in the
consolidation of Mercy College with the University of Detroit
in 1990, creating a way to strengthen Catholic higher education
and providing increased educational opportunity for students in
the area. N amed as the first presi dent of the University of
Detroit Mercy , she became the first and only woman president
of a Jesuit university.
Dr. Arnold L. Mitchem, president
of the National Council of Educational Opportunity Associations
and founder of Marquette 's Educational Opportunity Program. He
is a national leader in the field of higher education having served
as an educator and administrator at Marquette, and dedicating
his services to enhancing educational opportunities for young
individuals who may have had no or limited options when considering
a college career. Dr. Mitchem was recognized for his outstanding
service to higher education by the Region V Office of Education
and awarded the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship.
Rev. John O'Malley, S.J., an
expert in the field of Renaissance Church history, has authored
various publications regarding the areas of Renaissance humanism,
the history of preaching, and Jesuit history. Father O'Malley
has been a faculty member at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology
since 1979. He was awarded the Guggenheim and the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences Fellowship.