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All-University Award Recipients

Alumnus of the Year Award

Donal HerdrichDONALD J. HERDRICH, ENG '66, GRAD '68
Tequesta, Fla.

After serving in Vietnam as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot, Don returned home ready to put his Marquette engineering degrees to work. But a chance job opportunity at a Chicago bank led him down a different path that culminated in an incredibly successful career in investment management.

Professional Achievement Award

Cherryl ThomasCHERRYL T. THOMAS, ARTS '68 

It’d be tough to find a Marquette graduate who has influenced as much of Chicago’s landscape as Cherryl. For 30 years, she worked for the city of Chicago in various positions, including her role as the city’s first woman building commissioner. Today, Cherryl is president and CEO of Ardmore Associates, a Chicago engineering consulting firm.

Service to the Community Award

Eve and Michael GreenEVE SPINELLE GREEN, NURS '86, and 

Kahului, Hawaii

Eve and Mike go where their heart takes them. That has meant answering a philanthropic call in rural Cambodia, where they built and continue to support two schools, giving hundreds of children life-changing access to an education. They’ve also started a new nonprofit organization to help kids near their Hawaiian home.

Service to Marquette Award

Victoria and Michael WallaceVICTORIA ARBELLA WALLACE, NURS '70, and 

Annapolis, Md.

Even after life and careers pulled them across the country, Mike and Vicki stayed close to the alma mater that brought them together. And they’ve given back in a number of ways, from supporting faculty research to serving on campus committees to hosting Marquette events.

Spirit of Marquette Award

Joanna Bauza and Timothy MullenJOANNA BAUZA, BUS AD '97, and


Joanna and Tim have never let distance stand in the way of their commitment to Marquette. From Chicago to Puerto Rico to Madrid, these passionate alumni have recruited countless Marquette students, served on various Marquette volunteer boards and helped provide a Marquette education to others through the gift of scholarship aid.

Friend of the University Award

Mary E. HenkeMARY E. HENKE
Milwaukee and Boca Raton, Fla.

Before Mary’s husband died in 1995, he told her to think carefully about what she wanted to spend her time on. She decided that one of those things was Marquette, and her influence has been felt across campus ever since.