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The University Special Events (USE) team serves as a centralized event planning office to support the university’s mission and priorities through event engagement for both internal and external audiences. USE manages the planning and execution of events for the Office of the President, selected events requested by the University Leadership Council, events hosted by the Board of Trustees, and significant university-wide and community events.
 
The USE team’s number one goal is to partner with a sponsor to assist in creating the highest quality event to best promote the university’s initiatives. Our dedicated team collaborates with various campus departments and offices to assist and advise on event protocol, conception and production, logistical coordination, facility layout, cost management, program design, and event promotion. Our work includes coordinating December and May Commencement and high-level university events including the Père Marquette Discovery Award, honorary degree conferrals, visiting dignitaries, and other special guests as well as numerous annual events and special projects.
 
The projects and programs that the USE team actively plans offer a means to showcase the university as a spirited and enriching institution of faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and community members. Our team would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone we have had the privilege to work with, and for those who we have not, we look forward to the day our paths will cross.

How can Public Affairs assist you both on campus and in our neighborhood? We look forward to working with you and welcome your thoughts using the contacts below.

University Special Events, Main Phone Number
(414) 288-7431
FAX: (414) 288-7727
Office of Public Affairs/University Special Events
Alumni Memorial Union, 450

Bartolotta, Ms. Sara
(414) 288-0514
Event Planner
University Special Events/Office of Public Affairs
Alumni Memorial Union, 450
sara.bartolotta@marquette.edu

Craine, Ms. Sarah
(414) 288-8286
Event Planner
University Special Events/Office of Public Affairs
Alumni Memorial Union, 450
sarah.craine@marquette.edu

Johnson, Ms. Tamra (Tammy)
(414) 288-0515
Assistant Director
University Special Events/Office of Public Affairs
Alumni Memorial Union, 450
tammy.johnson@marquette.edu

Kading, Ms. Melissa
(414) 288-7431
Office Associate
University Special Events/Office of Public Affairs
Alumni Memorial Union, 450
melissa.kading@marquette.edu

Love, Ms. April
(414) 288-0502
Event Planner
University Special Events/Office of Public Affairs
Alumni Memorial Union, 450
april.love@marquette.edu

McDonald, Ms. Kelly
(414) 288-0634
Office Associate
University Special Events/Office of Public Affairs
Alumni Memorial Union, 450
kelly.swiger@marquette.edu

McKeon, Ms. Sue
(414) 288-3879
Associate Director
University Special Events/Office of Public Affairs
Alumni Memorial Union, 450
sue.mckeon@marquette.edu

Taghikhani, Ms. Ann
(414) 288-1514
Director
University Special Events/Office of Public Affairs
Alumni Memorial Union, 450
ann.taghikhani@marquette.edu


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