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Law School Award Recipients

Alumnus of the Year

Paul DacierPAUL T. DACIER, ARTS '80, LAW '83
Sherborn, Mass.

As a boy, Paul was inspired by his father’s ability to build a successful business and become a respected member of the community. At Marquette, he came to understand the effort it takes to achieve that kind of success. Today, Paul is executive vice president and general counsel of the EMC Corp., a Fortune 200 technology company.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Franklyn GimbelFRANKLYN M. GIMBEL, LAW '60

A lifetime in the law has forged Franklyn’s personal formula for success: Don’t be judgmental. Giving back to the community can be just as rewarding as winning a big case. And never give up just because you appear to be an underdog.

Howard B. Eisenberg Service Award

Hon. Derek MosleyHON. DEREK C. MOSLEY, LAW '95

Derek worked as a prosecutor for the city of Milwaukee before he became a judge at age 31, making him the youngest African-American judge in state history. He's also an asset to the community, working with several nonprofit organizations, and serves on the Law School’s minority recruitment and diversity committee.

Charles W. Mentkowski Sports Law Alumna of the Year Award

Nyea G.B. SturmanNYEA G.B. STURMAN, LAW '03
Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Working in the ultra-competitive world of the NBA has taught Nyea the following: Work hard, use your resources and learn from your mistakes. As general counsel for the Orlando Magic, she played a key role in building the team’s legal department.