Alumni National Awards

College of Education Award Recipients


Thursday, April 26
Reception: 4:30 p.m.; Conferral: 5 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Marquette University campus

Chrystal Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award
Sister Candyce C. Chrystal, OSB, Ph.D., Grad ’89, ’91

Yankton, S.D.

When her religious community encouraged her to pursue an advanced degree, Sister Candyce Chrystal, OSB, was not sure she felt called to do it. She went on to earn a master’s and doctorate from the School of Education and is now a beloved teacher, mentor and education department chair at Mount Marty College in Yankton, S.D.

MadsonCounselor Education and Counseling Psychology Achievement Award
Dr. Michael B. Madson, Grad ’05

Hattiesburg, Miss.

Since being honored in 2007 as the School of Education's Young Alumnus of the Year, Mike has continued to significantly advance the field of psychology through innovative research and dedicated mentoring to the next generation of professional counselors and psychologists.

Daryl D. BurnsEducational Policy and Leadership Achievement Award
Daryl D. Burns, Grad ’07

Milwaukee, Wis.

Daryl's journey from disadvantaged youth to educational leader has cemented his beliefs that once you truly believe in yourself, anything is possible, and encouragement from others is key to personal success.

RollersFriends of the College Award
Kathleen M. Roller and Paul J. Roller, Bus Ad ’60

Elm Grove, Wis.

Passionate about education, Kathleen and Paul have devoted time, effort and resources to help improve educational outcomes in Milwaukee, promote literacy and preschool education, and support future educators coming out of Marquette.