Congratulations to Marquette’s Inaugural Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Faculty Colleague Award Winner, Dr. Deirdre Dempsey! Dr. Dempsey, a member of the Theology Department, accepted the award at the Faculty Picnic on August 20, 2019. She is featured in the photo (right) with President Lovell and Acting Provost Ah Yun.


In 1973, Jesuit Superior General Fr. Pedro Arrupe coined the term “Men and Women for Others” in an address to the Tenth International Congress of Jesuit Alumni of Europe. This has become the foundational element of Jesuit education worldwide.

We don’t often think about being men and women for others in the context of those we work with day in and day out on our own campus. To be sure, each of us can easily identify faculty colleagues who live each day in the service of others. And yet we rarely take time to thank, let alone recognize these individuals who serve colleagues so selflessly.

The Fr. Arrupe, S.J. Faculty Colleague Award is designed to recognize and celebrate a faculty colleague at the beginning of each academic year, whose extraordinary generosity towards others will stand out as an example for all in the coming year. All faculty and staff are eligible to nominate a faculty member for this award.

Online nominations, for the 2020 Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Faculty Colleague Award, were accepted through Wednesday, May 15, 2020.1 To be eligible, the nominee must currently be a full-time faculty member who has served in that capacity for at least the past three years.

A selection committee will determine the recipient each year based on the supporting evidence provided demonstrating the ways in which the individual has generously serves colleagues.2

As you think about nominating one or more deserving faculty colleagues for this award, consider St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Prayer for Generosity

Lord, teach me to be generous.

Teach me to serve you as you deserve;

to give and not to count the cost,

to fight and not to heed the wounds,

to toil and not to seek for rest,

to labor and not to ask for reward,

save that of knowing that I do your will.


1 Nominations will be held for a period of two years; self-nominations will not be accepted.

2 While a single nomination is sufficient for consideration, multiple nominations from different people are helpful to the extent they provide unique examples of the nominee’s generosity.