Alumni National Awards

College of Engineering Award Recipients


Friday, April 27
Convocation: 8 p.m., Weasler Auditorium
1506 W. Wisconsin Ave., Marquette University campus
Reception: 9:30 p.m., Engineering Hall
1637 W. Wisconsin Ave., Marquette University campus

MogensenDistinguished Alumna of the Year Award
Teresa Ferry Mogensen, Eng ’89, Grad ’03

Minnetonka, Minn.

As a child, Teresa wanted to grow up to do something meaningful, challenging and engaging. Today, as senior vice president of transmission and president of Xcel Energy Transco, Teresa plays a significant role in keeping the North American power grid reliable, safe, economical and secure.


FeessProfessional Achievement Award
William A. Feess, Eng ’51

Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Next time you arrive at a destination with help from global positioning system navigation, one person you can thank is Bill. The pioneer in GPS development is recognized for critical early developments and continuing contributions to the art and science of navigation.


PlattEntrepreneurial Award
Robert J. Platt, Eng ’74

Elmhurst, Ill.

Bob and his Marquette roommate were barely two years out of college when they started an eponymous environmental consulting business in a Chicago garage. Today, Mostardi Platt has grown to a full-service firm with clients throughout the United States and the world.


ShibilskisFriends of the College Award
Janet L. Shibilski and Frank R. Shibilski, P.E.

Milwaukee, Wis.

Janet and Frank had no connection to Marquette before they approached the university in 2009 to discuss establishing an endowed scholarship for students in the Opus College of Engineering.