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Marquette University Alumni Association

College of Health Sciences Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumna of the Year

Mary Spellacy StilphenMARY SPELLACY STILPHEN, PT '81
Bay Village, Ohio

Inspired by a movie she saw as a child, Mary has always known she wanted to be a physical therapist. These days, she prides herself on being a positive catalyst for change in the ever-evolving health care landscape.

Professional Achievement Award

Glen A. BordakDR. GLEN A. BORDAK, MED TECH '80
Sturtevant, Wis.

In Glen’s 25-year career as a pathologist, he has learned two things: Marquette excellently prepared him to be a laboratory medical director, making him “hospital savvy,” and excellently prepared him to be a leader with his staff, whom he says are his extended family.

Service Award

Karene Fischer BoosKARENE FISCHER BOOS, PT '95
Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Karene has worked for 20 years not only as a physical therapist in a number of settings, but she has also served the people of Tanzania through multiple mission projects, including recently founding ZeruZeru Inc. to help people who live with albinism.

Young Alumna of the Year Award

Karen GeorgeKAREN GEORGE, H SCI '03, GRAD '05

Nine years after graduating, Karen still draws on her Marquette experience daily as a pediatric speech-language pathologist at Chicago Speech Therapy, a speech therapy practice she founded where she’s passionately committed to making a difference in the lives of children.