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Marquette University Alumni Association

College of Health Sciences Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Dr. John A. SchneiderDR. JOHN A. SCHNEIDER, MED TECH '91
Fox Point, Wis.

John believes in putting his patients first, and it’s one reason why he prizes his independence as a private practice orthopedic surgeon.


Professional Achievement Award

Dr. LaDora Vaughan ThompsonDR. LaDORA VAUGHAN THOMPSON, PT '84, GRAD '91

LaDora works to improve the health and mobility of older adults through her research on the biology of aging and her leadership in the physical therapy field.


Service to Marquette Award

Alma D. PetersALMA D. PETERS, SP '75, GRAD '76
Mequon, Wis.

“Marquette did not just provide me with a profession; it transformed my life in every way possible,” says Alma. And now she gives back through her new scholarship fund and her role as a volunteer clinical instructor.


Young Alumnus of the Year Award

Dr. Michael L. PuthoffDR. MICHAEL L. PUTHOFF, ARTS '98, PT '00
Bettendorf, Iowa

Michael is an associate professor and director of the Physical Therapy Department at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, but his passion for education expands beyond the university’s walls.