The Marquette Alumni Travel Program allows you to explore unique and interesting areas of the world with old classmates and friends; learn about other people and cultures; or simply relax in beautiful surroundings.
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Follow in Père Marquette's footsteps: Be an explorer with the Marquette Alumni Travel Program

In the spirit of Father Jacques Marquette, famed Jesuit explorer and Marquette University's namesake, we invite you to explore unique and interesting areas of the world with old classmates and friends, learn about other people and cultures, or simply relax in beautiful surroundings.

Check out the exciting 2020 tours available to Marquette alumni.

Marquette ranked in top 10 nationally for job placement

By Kathleen Joyce, Fox Business

A new study has determined which of each state’s colleges had the highest employment rates for graduates.The analysis by Zippia used data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and found which college in each state had the highest job placement numbers.

See which other schools ranked in the top 10 with Marquette.

Where are you representing Marquette this summer?

This Marquette student waves the flag all the way from Hawaii. Send your summer travel photos to Marquette via social media and we'll share them online!

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After gathering with my extended family, I realized how Jesuit education influenced our lives in big and small ways

Each year at our family weekend retreat, there is the family prayer service. As busy as the weekend gets, my grandma always makes sure that we all sit down before the weekend is done. It is the one time we are all together, just listening. I look around that room and become overwhelmed with love and gratitude for my family.

Read the full story by Marquette student Alyssa Deutsch.

July reflection: Summer is a time of transformation at Marquette

By Rev. Frederick Zagone, Acting Vice President of Mission and Ministry and Chaplain of the Marquette University Alumni Association

“Summertime, and the living is easy,” so goes the song by George Gershwin, who obviously never spent much time on a college campus in the summer. Even with the university closed during the week of Independence Day (a great Marquette tradition), the campus now is abuzz with summer school, summer camps and like much of the world around us, lots of construction, both on the part of Marquette and the City of Milwaukee. It looks like the repairs to historic Johnston Hall are almost complete after last year’s bus accident. Need I mention the demolition of McCormick Hall?

Amid all of this many are planning for the new academic year and beyond. The campus is absolutely alive with prospective students and their families checking out the possibilities at Marquette. Our many student tour guides are helping them see beyond the construction tape and dust to realize the great potential that exists at Marquette. Of course, our alumni and friends already know this!

As busy as we are, it is still important to take time during the summer to rest, recharge and reflect on all the things going on in our lives. The beauty around us reminds us of the many gifts and graces we have received from God. Amid a world with a lot of turmoil we still have a lot to be thankful for. At the end of a hot summer day, hopefully we can all say, “God is good!”

Tomorrow the application for students planning to attend Marquette in the fall of 2020 goes live online. “And the beat goes on,” according to Cher and Sonny Bono ...


Marquette grad creates a path for her community

By Callie Gay, The Catholic Herald

Christ is at the center of every part of Andrea Garcia’s life. As she was preparing to graduate from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago in 2014, she prayed and asked Him what her next move should be. She was planning to enter an engineering program, and with almost identical offers from both Marquette University and the University of Illinois, she looked to God for direction.

Read about how Garcia took action to create opportunities for the campus community to participate in her Latin Catholic traditions.

Listen to the We Are Marquette podcast with Andrea Garcia, where she discusses her leadership role in the Marquette Latinx 'Living Learning Community.'

President Michael R. Lovell discusses trauma-informed care and leading a Jesuit university in interview with Crux

In an extensive interview with Crux, the most-read online, Catholic news outlet in the English language, President Michael R. Lovell explained why he and the university have launched a citywide initiative to help people heal from trauma. "Pope Francis has focused on meeting people where they are in life, and listening to their own experiences,” President Lovell says. “That’s what I want to do here at Marquette.”

Read about how a 2017 forum at Marquette sparked the creation of SWIM, a community-wide movement to respond to Milwaukee's trauma [Crux, July 3, 2019].

Marquette nursing professor named president of the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates

“Having our faculty provide counsel and lead important groups like the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates strengthens and deepens the education we offer our nursing students,” said Dr. Janet Wessel Krejci, dean of the College of Nursing. “Dr. [Dora] Clayton-Jones' ... has a long history of advocating for those in the community who have been disadvantaged, especially the youth. Her outstanding leadership will bring more awareness for sickle cell disease and the important work nurses do.”

Read more about Dr. Clayton-Jones' appointment.

We Are Marquette: Don’t miss this free LinkedIn feature to connect with fellow alumni
By Wayne Breitbarth, Grad '86
Speaker, author and consultant, Power Formula LLC

One feature [of LinkedIn] that really amazes most folks is the alumni feature, which allows you to search for others who have walked the same hallowed halls as you did. You won’t believe the incredible things you can now do with this feature.

Read the full article from the Marquette Career Experts Pool.



MU Club of Northern California supports the SF Marin Food Bank with regular service project events

On May 8 and July 9, alumni and friends in the San Francisco area joined together to pitch in at the SF Marin Food Bank, packaging beans for the organization's population. The MU Club of Northern California plans to serve at the food bank on a quarterly basis.

Can't make it to a service project in the evenings? Join the club on Saturday, Aug. 3, at GLIDE Memorial Church to prepare bag lunches for those in need. Also - please join the club for its Marquette Mixer networking/social event on Aug. 18.

See more photos and follow the MU Club of Northern California on Facebook.



See a complete list of upcoming alumni events

Marquette Mixers: July and August
Scheduled across the U.S. in more than 20 cities

Welcome new grads to your city and reconnect with old friends. Find your local Marquette Mixer event today!

Saturday, July 27
San Diego: Golf Outing

Golfers of all levels comfortable on a full size golf course welcome! Register today.

Saturday, July 27
Chicago: Theatre Outing and Reception

Join Marquette alumni and friends at the Goodman Theatre for a matinee performance of "The Music Man," featuring Monica West, Comm ’01, as Marian Paroo. Register today.

Friday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 3
Milwaukee: Celebrating 25 Years of the Marquette Burke Scholars Program

Join current Burke Scholars, alumni and friends for a two-day celebration including an open house, Mass, dinner and more. Register today.

Saturday, Aug. 3
San Francisco: Service Day at GLIDE Memorial Church

Volunteers will help prepare bag lunches for the city's homeless and those in need. Space is limited. Register today.

Monday, Aug. 12
Milwaukee: M Club Golf Outing

The M Club welcomes you to its 38th annual golf outing, the longest-running golf event at Marquette University. The M Club consists of all varsity letterwinners who have competed for Marquette. Register today.

Saturday, Aug. 17
Minocqua, Wis.: Dragon Boat Festival

Join Marquette University alumni, parents and friends for a day of dragon boat racing (an ancient Chinese sport), cheering, music and festival fun for the entire family. Register today.

SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 3-6, 2019
Reunion + Homecoming

See more upcoming alumni events.


Alumni Spotlight

GarrettBrianne (Garrett) Conrath, H Sci ’10, Grad ’11, and Robert Conrath, Arts ’10, Grad ’11, welcomed William “Liam” Garrett on April 19. He was 8 pounds, 13 ounces and 20.25 inches long. He joins big sister Harper. The family lives in Sahuarita, Ariz.

SimeoneMary Cate Simeone, Arts ’15, graduated from Fordham University School of Law in May. She was awarded the Larry Noyer Scholarship and received the Archibald R. Murray Award, the Public Interest Resource Center Student Leadership Award and the Abraham Abromovsky Award. She will be an assistant district attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office beginning this fall. She lives in East Elmhurst, N.Y.

AlvarezJose Julian Alvarez, Bus Ad ’79, was the first student to obtain the degree of Doctor of Juridical Sciences, with distinction, from Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Law in May. He has a 36-year career in corporate law and joined the firm of Toro Colon Mullet PSC in San Juan, P.R., as corporate counsel.


Tell the Marquette community what you've been up to lately. Send in a class note today!

Publication of the achievements of our alumni does not constitute endorsement by Marquette University.


Guess the year


The Marquette Rugby Football Club hustles during a game.

a. 1982
b. 1984
c. 1987
d. 1990

Answer: c. 1987

The Marquette Rugby Football Club will celebrate its 50th year with events held during Reunion + Homecoming, Oct. 4-6.


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