Marquette has been recognized for its strong and longstanding commitment to bettering the lives of those it serves.

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University Awards, Honors & Grants

  • The university has been selected as one of 33 member institutions of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities to participate in its Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative.

Faculty and Staff Awards, Honors & Grants

  • Kim Bohat, director, Service Learning Program, receives 2020 Wisconsin Campus Compact Sister Joel Read Award

  • Carole Ferrara, director, Trinity Fellows, receives 2019 Wisconsin Campus Compact Sister Joel Read Award

  • Midnight Run receives 2019 Wisconsin Campus Compact Esther Letven Award

  • Community Engagement Symposium Award Recipients
    • Community Engaged Teaching Award Recipients
      • 2019 - Josh Knox, clinical associate professor of Physician Assistant Studies, College of Health Sciences
      • 2018 - Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, and Table of the Saints, EXPO, and the Sojourner Family Peace Center
      • 2017 - Dr. Beth Godbee, assistant professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences, and YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin
      • 2016 - Dr. Ruth Ann Belknap, professor emerita, College of Nursing
    • Community Engaged Research Award Recipients
      • 2019 - Dr. Michael Schlappi, professor of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, and Fondy Food Center and Hmong farmers
      • 2018 - Dr. Astrida Kaugars, associate professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, and Next Door Foundation
      • 2017 - Kristin Haglund, professor, College of Nursing, and Proyecto Bembé 
      • 2016 - Dr. Bob Fox, professor emerita of Counselor Education, College of Education, and The Behavior Clinic at Penfield Children’s Center
    • Community Engaged Partner Award Recipients
      • 2019 - Aurora Sinai Medical Center
      • 2018 - United Community Center
      • 2017 - Milwaukee Academy of Science
      • 2016 - Milwaukee Center for Independence
  • Community- and Corporate-engaged research partnership development grants support faculty members in pursuing new and innovative partnerships to advance substantive research outcomes. Past recipients include:

    • 2019-2020 – Dr. Dora Clayton Jones received a $5,000 grant to partner with Ervin and Melva Henderson of the World Outreach Center, to develop a faith-based curriculum to support individuals with sickle cell disease.
    • 2018-2019 – Dr. Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel received a $5,000 grant to partner with Dr. Felicia Saffold at Next Door, Milwaukee, to investigate pattern learning ability and its effect on communication, fine/gross motor and pre-literacy skills in pre-school aged children in poverty who attend Head Start programming.
    • 2018-2019 – Dr. Stacy Barnes received a $5,000 grant to partner with St. Camillus, to jointly conduct a needs assessment to gather data about residents and employees at St. Camillus.
    • 2017-2018 - Dr. Aleksandra Snowden received a $5,000 grant to partner with Dr. Katherine Wilson, executive director, of the Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, to examine interpersonal violence from a public health perspective in Milwaukee's most violent neighborhoods.
    • 2017-2018 - Dr. Louise Cainkar received a $5,000 grant to partner with Janaan Najeed, president of the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, to locate experienced civil society organizations and learn from them best practices in community outreach and civil rights education, in school bullying intervention, and in developing an accessible, multi-lingual online/hotline hate monitoring mechanism.

Student Awards, Honors & Grants

  • Lelah Byron, 2020, Newman Civic Fellow, Campus Compact
    • The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports students committed to finding solutions for challenges communities face throughout the country. Learn More.
  • Aimee Villegas Navarro, 2019, Newman Civic Fellow, Campus Compact
    • The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports students committed to finding solutions for challenges communities face throughout the country. Learn More.
  • Keoni Bailey, 2018 Jack Keating Student Civic Leadership Award, Wisconsin Campus Compact
    • The Jack Keating Student Civic Leadership Award honors students who work towards fulfilling the mission of their institution and Wisconsin Campus Compact. Learn More.
  • Chiana Roman, 2017 Newman Civic Fellow, Campus Compact
    • The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports students committed to finding solutions for challenges communities face throughout the country. Learn More.
  • Allison Dikanovic, 2017 Jack Keating Student Civic Leadership Award, Wisconsin Campus Compact
    • The Jack Keating Student Civic Leadership Award honors students who work towards fulfilling the mission of their institution and Wisconsin Campus Compact. Learn More.
  • Allison Dikanovic, 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award, Radio Television Digital News Association
  • Courtney Guc, MAS Inaugural Volunteer of the Year
    • She began volunteering with the Milwaukee Academy of Science (MAS) her freshman year through the Burke Scholars program. Throughout her four years, she devoted time to MAS students as a literacy tutor and a lunch aide.

Carnegie Classification

Marquette has been recognized for its strong and longstanding commitment to community service with the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement.