Alumni National Awards

Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
Award Recipients

KochisDistinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
Tim Kochis, Arts ’68

San Francisco, Calif.

With an unbridled enthusiasm for his work, Tim Kochis has forged a career in personal finance rooted in lessons learned at Marquette in the 1960s. Read more.

DohertyProfessional Achievement Award
Jay D. Doherty, Arts ’75


Increasing charitable and civic commitment is at the forefront of Jay Doherty’s mind. He serves as the president of the City Club of Chicago, a 113-year-old bipartisan civic organization widely recognized as Illinois’ premier public affairs forum. Read more.

FaillaceA Person for Others Award
Dr. Louis A. Faillace, Arts ’54, Med ’57


While studying at Marquette, Louis Faillace never forgot the message from the Jesuits to give back to the community, especially the poor. He’s spent his career doing just that. Read more.

BoracaYoung Alumna of the Year Award
Colleen Kujawa Boraca, Arts ’99

Geneva, Ill.

Colleen Boraca, the director of Northern Illinois University College of Law’s Health Advocacy Clinic, believes in people who no longer believe in themselves — but often still are filled with resilience and hope. Read more.