Marquette Club of Chicago

Marquette Club of Chicago President

As president of the Marquette Club of Chicago, I look forward to an exciting year of many alumni programs to connect, network and celebrate our alma mater.

It's a privilege to serve you. Please look for alumni programming scheduled throughout the year. All regional and on-campus events can be found on the MUAA event calendar.

We are Marquette! 

Dan LiebforthDan Leibforth, Bus Ad '12

MU Club of Chicago


Ensure you receive event invitations and Marquette news

Club Coordinators

  • Lexi Dossey, Bus Ad '15; service programs
  • Grant White, Bus Ad ‘11; coordinator, Naperville, Ill.
  • Jim Mitchell, Sp '81; Chicago alumni admissions chair
  • William Ruben, Comm '10; game-watching events
  • Taylor Trovillion, Comm '12; development

Marquette Club of Chicago Scholarship 

Support students in our area by making a gift to our MU Club of Chicago Scholarship Fund.

Marquette Club of Chicago Marquette Basketball game-watching sites:


Commonwealth Tavern
2000 W. Roscoe St., Chicago
Game-watching drink specials: $5 (Milwaukee beers) | $8 MU Cheese Curds | $5 (22 oz.) Miller Lite stadium cups

Emmett’s Brewing Company
5200 Main St., Downers Grove

2934 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago
Game-watching drink specials: $6 Miller Lite /Bud Light stadium cups | $25 Blue Fishbowls | $5 Jello shots

Marquette Kitchen & Tap
18 W. St. Charles Rd., Lombard

Peggy Kinnane’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights
Game-watching drink specials: $3 domestic bottled beer | $6 Imperial Guinness Draft | 25% off appetizers

Old Town Pizza Pub
1339 N. Wells St., Chicago

Schoolyard Tavern and Grill
3258 N. Southport Ave., Chicago
Game-watching drink specials: $14 domestic buckets | discount on our Golden Eagle Elixir cocktail in small or fishbowl size | $3 Malort and Fireball shots


Old Town Pub
1339 N. Wells St., Chicago

Direct any questions to the MU Club of Chicago game-watching coordinator: William Ruben, Comm '12.

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Marquette Regional Development Team - Chicagoland

It is our pleasure to introduce some new and some familiar faces who work with Marquette alumni, parents and friends throughout the Chicago area. This team is eager to keep you engaged and involved with Marquette. Below are Marquette development and alumni engagement staff to ensure Marquette’s continued success:

Rachelle Shurn

Lynley Stephany-Smith, Arts '97
Managing Director of Regional Development, Chicago, (414) 288-8110

Tim Brady

Tim Brady, Bus Ad '85, Law '88
Director of Regional Development, (312) 739-2155 or (414) 288-8102

Tim joins Marquette’s regional development team following years working in Chicago and New York with HSBC Securities, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Smith Barney and Lehman Brothers.  Prior to that, Tim practiced law in Milwaukee.

Liz Thorson Liz (Thorson) Montgomery, H Sci '07, Grad '11
Director of Regional Development, (414) 288-7222

A familiar face at Marquette, Liz joins the Chicago development team after serving as the director of development for Marquette’s Diederich College of Communication. Prior to that, Liz was the assistant director of regional development, focused on the northeast.
Loretta Namovic Loretta Namovic, Arts '88, Grad '90
Director of Regional Development, (312) 739-1021 or (414) 288-8106

Loretta joins Marquette's regional development team from Loyola University Chicago, where she had been the director of development for the John Felice Rome Center. Prior to that, Loretta served as the president of her high school alma mater, St. Scholastica Academy, for six years.
Lisa Scalesi Lisa Scalessi, Arts ‘07
Assistant Director of Regional Development, (414) 288-5426 or (847) 962-2971

In her role, Lisa connects with Chicago area alumni, parents and friends of the university to recognize and steward annual support to Marquette and to facilitate further engagement as donors, volunteers and advocates of Marquette in the region.


Brittany Warren

Brittany Warren, Arts'10
Director of Regional Development, (414) 288-3621

As a director of regional development for Chicago Brittany's goal is to build partnerships with alumni and friends that will take thoughtful discussion on how to best connect their passion with campus initiatives as well as to continue to provide a transformational Jesuit Catholic education for all.



Rachelle Shurn Rachelle Shurn, Prof St '11
Senior Engagement Officer, (414) 288-4765

Rachelle is responsible for leading University Advancement’s alumni programming efforts in the Chicago area and working closely with club leadership.


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