MU CONNECTIONS - The Official Marquette University Alumni e-Newsletter
 April 2007  
Alumni National Awards 2007

 Alumni National Awards 2007

 April 26-28, Marquette University

 Each spring, Marquette University sets aside one
 special weekend to honor distinguished alumni
 who represent the heart, soul and spirit of
 Marquette. Join us on campus to hear their
 stories and how they are making a difference in
 the lives of

Visit the Alumni Awards Web site for recipient and event information


Marquette Magazine

New issue of Marquette Magazine

The spring issue will arrive in your mailbox soon. Look for stories about the College of Engineering’s GasDay project, the university’s first International Restorative Justice Conference, and how a Marquette dental database could help identify crime suspects.

  • Graduate programs earn national recognition
    Several Marquette programs received high marks in the 2008 U.S. News & World
    Report rankings. Read more
  • Worth every penny
    The April 2007 edition of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine lists
    Marquette 38th among private universities that offer “the best values.” The ratings reflect
    both quality and cost. Read more
  • School of Education becomes a college
    As a College of Education, it can admit students as freshmen and grant baccalaureate
    degrees, specifically a bachelor of science in education.
  • New Office of International Education
    Terry Miller is the director of the newly created office, which will oversee Marquette’s study
    abroad programs, international students and international partnerships. Read more
  • $1 million gift to Marquette Law School
    The Bradley Foundation is giving $1 million to help build a new facility for Marquette
    University's Law School, the largest gift in the school's history. The Law School's new
    building is slated to be constructed on Tory Hill, overlooking the Marquette Interchange.
    The seven-figure grant from the Bradley Foundation is meant to kick-start a building
    campaign that will officially begin this summer. "A quality law school is tremendously
    important," said Michael Grebe, president and CEO of the Bradley Foundation, in a press
What are your classmates up to?

Mason James McNichol

Mason McNichol

Christina (Gallo) McNichol, Arts '01, and James McNichol, Professional Studies '99, welcomed their first child, Mason James McNichol, on November 3, 2006. Full Note

Angela M. Hersil, Comm '95, Grad '01, was named manager, Financial
Communications for Whirlpool Corporation in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Full Note

Brcak Gafner wedding

Brcak Gafner wedding

Alison Brcak, Comm '99, married Kenneth Gafner on September 3, 2006,
in Lemont, Illinois. Several Marquette alumni were in attendance.
Full note

Everette Fernandes, Bus Ad '92, and Camille (Fox) Fernandes, Arts '91,
Grad '97, were blessed with a baby boy, Evan Fernandes, on January
14, 2007. Full Note

Tim Simmons

Tim Simmons

Tim Simmons, Sp '82, was named chief Alumni Relations and Annual Giving officer and executive director of the Marquette University Alumni Association in January, replacing Meg Brzyski Husband, Arts '93, who will serve as one of the leads for Marquette's Regional Development team as chief Regional Development officer. Full Note
What Are YOU Up To? Submit a Class Note TODAY!
make a Difference

National Service Day

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Marquette invites its alumni to be men and women for
others through National Service Day, a day for alumni
across the country to be the difference

for the communities in which they live.

Visit us online for news about the service project in your
area, or call Marquette Alumni Relations at (800) 344-7544.


Featured Events

Want to see what events are happening in your area?
Check out the Event Calendar and register online.


Student Alumni Network Etiquette Dinner

Date: Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Wisconsin Club, Milwaukee, WI

Marquette Networking Reception in West Bend

Date: Wednesday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Location: West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., West Bend, WI

Marquette Networking Reception in Racine

Date: Tuesday, May 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Racine Country Club, Racine, WI

CIRCLES Event Featuring Best Buy Executives
Date: Thursday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Location: The Westin Chicago River North, Chicago, IL

Brewers vs. Padres in San Diego

Date: Saturday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: PETCO Park, San Diego, CA

AMUW Book Club Event

Date: Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Location: John P. Raynor, S.J., Library, Milwaukee, WI

An Afternoon at the Winery with the Houston Club

Date: Saturday, June 2 at Noon

Location: Pleasant Hill Winery, Brenham, TX

Golden Jublilee - May 19-20, 2007Reunion Weekend -  July 27-29

Is 2007 Your

Reunion Year?

Join us on campus!


Join the MU Peace House Foundation for "Hoops for Hope" on April 28

Saturday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m.

Rec Center, Marquette University Campus

The "Hoops for Hope" tournament is open to faculty, staff and alumni. Games will be
played for thirty minutes; 5-on-5 with a maximum of 10 players per team. Teams can
be men, women or coed, and prizes will be awarded to the winners of each bracket.
There will also be a drawing for prizes and guest appearances by former and current
MU basketball players.

$5 per person - registration is due Friday, April 20 at the Rec Center.

The Peace House Foundation is a student organization raising money to sponsor a service
trip to Arusha, Tanzania to work with AIDS orphans at the Peace House Academy, a school
dedicated to housing and educating over 600 AIDS orphans.

For more information, please Erin Sheehan, co-president of Marquette Peace House
Foundation, at or (313) 550-0964.


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