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Marquette University Alumni Association

All-University Award Recipients

Service to Marquette Award

Andrew LouisLouis J. Andrew, Jr., Law '66
Fond du Lac, Wis.

Louie is humble about his work on behalf of his alma mater, preferring to share credit with others. But his energy, advocacy and ideas have without question advanced Marquette, and the Law School's gleaming Eckstein Hall is visible evidence of his ability to get things done.

Louie, who has practiced real estate law in his hometown of Fond du Lac, Wis., for close to 50 years, began assisting with Law School fundraising more than two decades ago, video introoffering to help then-dean Howard Eisenberg, who saw room for improvement in the funds being raised to support the school. The two began to strategize over lunch and soon established the Law School's first Advisory Board, which Louie chaired for 15 years. He says he and Howard met every month until the dean's unexpected death in 2002.

When it became clear in the early 2000s that the Law School needed a building to reflect and advance its world-class education and distinctive sense of community, Louie's work as a member of the Law School Building Committee kicked into high gear. He researched fundraising approaches, led strategy development for the building's campaign, and helped advancement leaders network with and cultivate donors. "When the Ecksteins sold their business and decided to make a gift, the Law School was ready for it," Andrew says.

As part of the team that influenced the building's design, Andrew says he is particularly pleased with the four-story Zilber Forum, with its dramatic presentation and function as "a centerpiece for talking about problems in Milwaukee and how Marquette can help solve those problems."

He and his wife, Sue Bouquet Andrew, Sp '66, have also contributed their time, talents and financial resources to the Law School's Restorative Justice Initiative, established in 2004 by Hon. Janine P. Geske, retired professor and former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice.

Janine says the Andrews are great ambassadors for Marquette. "When you put the two of them into a crowd of strangers," she says, "by the end of the evening all those people have two new Marquette friends."