History Grads

Select a year on the table below to see the history students who have graduated with a BA or MA since the 1950s.


Erik Heinrichs (BA) will receive his PhD in early modern German history in spring 2009 from Harvard University.

Erica Heisser (BA) is now assistant coach of the Marquette women’s volleyball team.

Bryan Keane (BA) attended Marquette University law school, where he was an editor of the law review, and is an attorney in the Minneapolis office of the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney.

Kelly O’Donnell (BA) served for two years in Micronesia where she spent two years with the Jesuit Volunteers International program. While there, she taught at a boarding high school (English literature, English skills, and computer science), directed the Campus Ministry program, and started the school’s first drama club. She also has worked in Chicago as a Case Manager at a Refugee Resettlement Program through Catholic Charities and in Washington DC at the Migration Policy Institutea bipartisan think-tankas the primary research assistant on the Iraqi refugee crisis

Kate A. Porubcansky (BA) is Assistant Dean and Director of the Center for Student Involvement at Otterbein College in Ohio.

Jennifer Rager (BA) received her MA in Higher Education at Boston College and works as an academic advisor in the First Year of Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame.

Matt Riley (BA) received his law degree from the University of California-Berkeley and is an associate in the Jenner & Block law firm’s litigation department in its Chicago office.

David J. Scriven-Young (BA) earned his law degree at DePaul University and is an associate in the Chicago office of the McDermott Will & Emery law firm. He is a member of the Firm’sTrial Department, where his practice focuses on environmental, energy, natural resources, products liability and mass tort law. He is a past recipient of the Great Lakes Stewardship Award for Advocate of the Year from the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

Hillary Segura (BA) is an associate in the Chaplin Law Office in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Mary Beth Stanton (BA) received her MA in History and Public Policy from George Washington University. She served as a legislative assistant to U. S. Senator Herb Kohl and is now Managing Director for Public Law & Policy Strategies for the Washington law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath, and Rosenthal, specializing in education and health care policy.

Jay Steinmetz (BA) served as a platoon leader and public affairs officer in the United States Army and is now a consulting manager in strategic planning, public affairs, diplomacy, homeland defense planning and operations, and security and police policy planning. His clients include the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior, the U.S. Department of State, and the Iraqi Ministry of Interior.

Heather Stur (BA, MA) received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is an assistant professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her research interests include the Vietnam War, the cultural side of U.S. diplomacy, race and gender studies, oral history, and U.S. urban history. In her spare time she runs marathons.

Matt Sulkala (BA) was an aide to U. S. Representative Allen Boyd of Florida and is a lobbyist for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America .

Danielle Tonelli (BA) received her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and is currently completing her residency at St. Luke’sHospital in Milwaukee.

Matthew J. Torbenson (BA) received his law degree from Marquette University and is an assistant district attorney in Milwaukee.

Fr. Baskara Wardaya, SJ (PhD) is a Jesuit priest teaching history and philosophy at the University of Sanata Dharma and Gajah Mada University in Indonesia. He is the author of Membongkar Supersemar! Dari CIA hingga Kudeta Merangkak Melawan Bung Karno (Supersemar Revealed!) From the CIA to the creeping Coup D'etat against Bung Karno (Galang Press, 2007), for which he has been interviewed by the BBC and news organizations throughout the world.


Kevin A. Banasik (BA) received his law degree from Harvard University, where he was executive editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy and an editor of the Journal on Legislation. He is currently a partner working out of the Chicago office of the law firm of Winston & Strawn, where he specializes in litigation concerning consumer fraud and corporate internal investigations.

Rosa Maria Barillas (BA) received her law degree from Marquette University and currently serves on the board of the MU Law School Alumni Association. She is a court commissioner in the Civil Division of the Milwaukee County Courts.

Colin Beaumier (BA) has worked as a chef in a number of fine restaurants in Milwaukee and Chicago. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, he is currently Executive Chef and Manager of Cornelia's Bistro and Lucka's Café in Chicago.

James A. Bohl, Jr. (BA, MA) taught high school in Milwaukee and was an aide to Congressman Tom Barrett before being elected to the Milwaukee Common Council in 2000.

Cristina Crogan (BA) is Donor Relations Director at Columbia-St. Mary’s Foundations inMilwaukee.

Jennifer Desiderio (BA) completed her PhD in English at Ohio State University and is currently an assistant professor at Canisius College, where she teaches courses on early American literature. She is currently co-editing a collection of essays on Susanna Rowson, entitled Beyond Charlotte Temple: New Approaches on Susanna Rowson, and co-editing an edition of Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette and The Boarding School.

John Eastberg (MA) is director of development and senior historian at the Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a frequent lecturer and writer on topics related to the historic house, the Pabst family, Gilded Age architecture.

Patrick Enders (BA) received a master’s degree in public history from Johns Hopkins University and a medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a pediatrician in Lakeville, Minnesota.

Brian Faltinson (MA) is a long-time associate at the public history firm Heritage Research, Ltd, in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. He is also a 1st Sergeant in the Army Reserve and served a tour of duty in Iraq.

Eric B. Fjelstad (BA) received his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School and is now managing partner of the Anchorage, Alaska, office of Perkins Coie. He specializes in environment and natural resources issues.

Patrick Grace (BA) is Executive Director of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Foundation.

Daniel Heimmerman (PhD), was a professor of history at the University of North Alabama for more than a decade. In fall 2008 he became Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Brownsville.

Joseph E. Kapler, Jr. (MA) went on to earn his master’s degree in public history at Eastern Illinois University. He is now Curator of Domestic Life at the museum of the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison.

Jack LoPresti (BA) coaches girls’ cross country at Wauwatosa West High School in Wisconsin and coordinates the junior and high school track clubs for the district recreation program.

Mary Kathryn McCreery (BA) attended law school at the University of Notre Dame and is now an attorney in the Real Estate Department of Greenberg Traurig's Chicago office.

Anne Garcia McCullough (BA) attended William Mitchell College of Law. She is a motivational speaker, seminar leader, and consultant for her own company, Seeing With Your Heart . . . Living with Muscular Dystrophy, which is headquartered in Colorado.

Mark McGarvie (MA) received his PhD in history from Indiana University. He has taught history and leadership studies at the University of Richmond since 2003. He is author of One Nation Under Law: America’s Early National Struggles to Separate Church and State (2004) and co-editor of Charity, Philanthropy, and Civility in American History (2004).

Steve Morgan (MA) is a high school social studies teacher in Mitchell, South Dakota. He was one of seven regional awardees of the South Dakota Teacher of the Year in 2008.

Megan O’Keefe (BA) is Director of Jean’s Place, a transitional living residence for homelesswomen operated by Transition Projects Inc. in Portland, Oregon.

Katie Maloney Perhach (BA) received her law degree from Marquette University and is a partner in the Milwaukee law firm of Quarles & Brady, where she works in the commercial litigation group. She received the 2007 Howard B. Eisenberg Award for service to the community from Marquette University Law School and the 2006 Private Law Firm Pro Bono Attorney of the Year from the Legal Assistance Committee of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Kelly Quigley (BA) is associate editor of Realtor Magazine Online and associate editor ofRealtor Association Executive. Previously, Kelly served as the online reporter for Crain’sChicago Business, and covered the commercial real estate and retail beats for The Business Journal in Milwaukee.

Richard E. Rassell III (BA) received his law degree from Wayne State University and is now a partner with Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett in Birmingham, Michigan, where he specializes in commercial, real estate and land use law.

Paul Russo (BA) is vice-president of Sterling Engineering, an Elmhurst, Illinois, firm that provides engineering services and staffing.

James C. Scott (BA) received his MA in history at Portland State University and his MS in library science at San Jose State University. He is the social sciences and government documents librarian at the Sacramento Public Library.

Ed Sivak (BA) received his master’s in public policy from Georgetown University and is Vice President, Policy and Evaluation for ECD/HOPE, a non-profit that provides economic stimulation and financial services to economically struggling communities in the mid-South area of the United States.

Tomm Smithe (BA) is Inspector, Public Education Coordinator, and head of the Fire Prevention Bureau in the Wauconda, Illinois, Fire Department.

Gary S. Stanislawski (BA) received his law degree from Marquette University and is associated with the Zilske Law Firm, S.C., in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Michelle M. Stoeck (BA) received her law degree from Marquette University and worked as an attorney for Wisconsin Gas and as a clerk for the United States Attorney. She is senior associate at the Waukesha, Wisconsin, law firm of Hills Legal Group.

Melissa Themar-Geck (BA) graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin, served an internship in internal medicine at the University of South Florida in Jacksonville, and did her residency in radiology at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Robert C. Thomas, Jr. (BA) is a social studies teacher at George Nelson Tremper High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Daniel Tobin (BA) is Director International Sales and Director of Strategic Accounts for Reed Exhibitions, an international organizer of trade and consumer events.


Victoria Tullett Blackwell (BA) attended Lewis and Clark College Law School, after which she ran her own law practice and worked as an attorney for Kinder care Learning Centers. She joined Papa Murphy’s International in 2000 and is now vice president and general counsel for the pizza chain.

Jon L. Brudvig (MA) went on to receive his PhD at the College of William and Mary. He taught history for a number of years at the College of Mary in North Dakota. He is now Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program at Dickinson State University.

Gerald Couri (BA) is policy coordinator for environment and hazardous materials issues for the U. S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. Couri has worked on Capitol Hill for a number of years, including a stint as senior legislative assistant to Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-OH).

Nicholas J. Dinardo (BA) received his PhD from Brandies University and is a professor of national security affairs at the United States Marine Corps Staff and Command College in Quantico, Virginia. Among his most recent publications is Germany and the Axis Powers: From Coalition to Collapse (2005).

John Feehery (BA, MA) has served as an aid and speechwriter to several members of Congress and as director of communications for Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Feehery Group, a strategic advocacy firm in Washington, DC. He was named the Young Alumni of the Year for Marquette’s School of Arts and Sciences in2003.

Patrick Foran (BA) is Director of Development for Milwaukee in the Marquette University Advancement Office.

Laura A. Guy (BA) received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is a Vice-President of Schaper, Benz & Wise Investment Counsel, Inc., and manages relationships and portfolios for the firm's clients.

Maja Antonia Jurisic (BA) received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin medical school and received training in emergency medicine at Wright State University. She practices in Milwaukee.

David Kapler (MA) is Vice President/Compliance Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary for Heartland Financial USA, Inc., a financial services company headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, and with locations in nearly fifty cities.

Steven J. Kempf (BA) has worked for a number of years in the United States General Services Administration. He was named acting Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition Management in early 2008.

Pepper LaMothe (MA) is co-owner of Perpendicular, a wine bar and restaurant on Milwaukee’s west side.

Michael A. Lindsay (BA) went on to study at the London School of Economics and to receive his law degree at the University of Chicago, where he was managing editor of the law review. He is a partner in the Minneapolis office of the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney, where he specializes in anti-trust, securities, and unfair competition cases. He was listed in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Steven Loucks (BA) worked as a political consultant and as an aide to U. S. Senator Bob Kasten before serving for several years in the Wisconsin State Assembly. Since then he was worked as a public relations executive for travel agencies in Wisconsin, Virginia, and Chicago.

Colleen Shannon Magruder (BA) is vice president of human resources for McShane Construction Corp. of Rosemont. She was previously director of human resources of Chicago- based Beltone Electronics Corp.

Michael J. Meagher (BA) received his law degree from Cornell University. He is the co- founder of Seaport Group in New York City, a firm whose research, trading, and corporate finance teams provide financial guidance and analysis, market insights and execution capabilities to corporations and investors.

Herman H. Raspé (BA) received his law degree from Vanderbilt University and is a partner and Chair of the Corporate Department at Patternson, Belknap, Webb, and Tyler in New York City. He represents many international companies in their dealings in the United States and lectures frequently around the country on the regulation of foreign firms operating in the U. S.

Carrie Ronnander (BA) is Curator of Collections at the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Richard Sankovitz (BA) is a Circuit Court Judge in Milwaukee County. He serves on the faculty of the Judicial College. Formerly he was a shareholder in the law firm of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. After graduation from Harvard Law School, and he clerked for (then) United States District Court Judge (now United States Circuit Court Judge) Terence T. Evans. He was appointed to the bench in 1996.

Daryl Michael Scott (BA) is professor of history at Howard University. He received his PhD at Stanford University and taught at Columbia University and the University of Florida before coming to Howard in 2003. His book, Contempt and Pity: Social Policy and the Image of the Black Psyche, 1880-1996 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997), won the 1998 James A. Rawley Prize of the Organization of American Historians for the best work on race relations history in the United States.

Anne Heesters Schroth (BA) received her law degree from the University of Virginia and is now an associate in the Real Estate Department at the Baltimore office of the Ballard, Spahr, Andrews and Ingersoll law firm.

Peter James Schaefer (BA) is general counsel of Mark Travel Corp. & Affiliated Companies.

Kamil Z. Skawinski (BA, MA) is a Milwaukee-based journalist who has written on subjects as diverse as science, computer technology, the challenges of the American IT industry, and personal finance. He is presently a regular freelance contributor to the website Bankrate.com, where his work is syndicated nationwide. Additionally, he is an abstractor of Polish-language historical journals for the independent academic publisher, ABC-CLIO, in Santa Barbara, California.

John N. Vogel (PhD) is president and CEO of Heritage Research, Ltd., a public history firm who contracts with states, construction companies, and municipalities to research and produce environmental impact statements, business and institutional histories, and legal research. He is also author of Great Lakes Lumber on the Great Plains (1993).

Joseph J. Simonetti (MA) is director of housing operations for Northwestern University as well as an adjunct lecturer in U.S., Latin American and Asian history at both National Louis University and Columbia College in Chicago.

Phyllis Soybel (BA, MA) received her PhD from the University of Illinois and is currently an associate professor and head of the social sciences department at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. She is the author of A Necessary Relationship: The Development of Anglo- American Cooperation in Naval Intelligence (2005).

Monica Steigerwald (BA) was program manager of OMG Center for Collaborative Learning and director of development at Mastery Charter High School in Philadelphia. She is now the nonprofit and foundation specialist for Sage Communications Partners, a firm specializing in communications for nonprofits, foundations, and corporate citizenship.


Philip Angelo (BA) has worked as a journalist and is currently senior editor of the Daily Journal in Kankakee, Illinois.

John Berens (PhD) pursued a career in academic administration and retired as Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Information Services at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He is the author of Providence and Patriotism in Early America, 1640-1815 (1978)

Bob Bauman (BA) is an attorney who has served as a member of the Common Council in the city of Milwaukee since 2004.

Gary W. Bonkamp (BA) served for four years as a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy, attended law school at St. Louis University, and is a partner in the law firm of Roberts, Perryman, Bomkamp & Meives in St. Louis.

Brian B. Burke (BA) received his law degree from Georgetown University, where he was a member of the editorial board of the law review. He served on the Milwaukee Common Council and for a number of years as a Wisconsin state senator. He practices law in Milwaukee.

William E. Callahan, Jr. (BA) is currently a Magistrate Judge for the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Raymond M. Dall'Osto (BA) worked as a public defender and for the Wisconsin branch of the Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union for a number of years. He is currently an attorney specializing in civil rights and constitutional issues for the Milwaukee law firm Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin, and Brown.

James M. De Broux (BA) has been teaching world history at Random Lake High School in Random Lake, Wis., for seven years. Dozens of his students have qualified for the state National History Day competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Society, and seven have qualified for the national competition at the University of Maryland-College Park.

Mary Neese Fertl (BA) received her law degree from Marquette University and is now a partner specializing in real estate law at Quarles & Brady in Milwaukee. She was listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America® 2009 (published by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) for 2009.

Jeff Gabrysiak (BA) has served for a number of years as an assistant attorney general for Wisconsin and as chairman of the town board of Springfield, Wisconsin.

Laura Gellott (BA, MA) received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently a professor and chair of the Department of History at UW-Parkside in Kenosha.

Peter J. Ibold (BA) received his law degree from Cleveland State University and is one of the founders of the Peterson & Ibold Law Firm in Cleveland. In 2007 he was named as one of Ohio’s “Super Lawyers”—among the top 5% of lawyers in the field of family law.

Cynthia M. Johnson (BA) is General Counsel of Mercanti Group investment bank in Minneapolis. She is also Corporate Secretary and Director of Business Operations. Prior to joining Mercanti, she served for more than 25 years as the Commissioner (Chief Legal Officer) of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

James H. Kaster (BA) is a partner in the Minneapolis law firm of Nichols Kaster & Anderson, specializing in employee discrimination, sexual harassment, and class action cases. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to 1% of the trial lawyers in any state, and is a Fellow in the prestigious National College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Kathleen Kean (MA) has been a teacher at Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin, for more than twenty years. She was part of the Organization of American Historians Focus Group that reviewed the National History Standards and served on the board of editors of the Magazine of History. She helped found and has served on the board of Historic Milwaukee, Inc., a historic preservation organization, for which she designed and implemented a program to train volunteers to give architectural and historical walking tours. She received the OAH Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Precollegiate Teaching Award in 2000, while in 2004 she was named the American History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute in New York City.

James R. Kieffer (BA) is a circuit court judge in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Gregory S. Kordecki (BA) earned his Master of Professional Accountancy and Master of Decision Sciences from Georgia State University. He is an associate professor of accounting at Clayton State University in Georgia.

Bryan Lantagne (BA) is currently director of the Securities Division in the Office of the Secretary of State for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Martin J. Lipske (BA) is currently the District County of Iron County, Wisconsin.

William P. Nickolai (BA) received his law degree from American University. For a number of years he was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Gateway Technical College in Racine, where he also served as interim president for a 2 1⁄2 year period.

Brian O’Connell (BA) received an advanced degree from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is Director of City Development for Racine, Wisconsin.

Stuart Rosenberg (BA) earned a PhD in economics at Fordham University and is now associate professor of Management and Leadership at Dowling College in Oakdale, New York.

John J. Ruffino (BA) received his MA in public relations from American University. He was an aide to U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut and executive director of the University of Maryland Alumni Association International, Inc. He is executive director of the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation.

Roland J. Steinle III (BA) is a judge in the Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona.

Wayne R. Stoltenberg (BA) has spent his career in the insurance industry. He was Sales Production Leader for HumanaOne, Vice President for Product Training and Vice President of Medicare Supplement at Fortis Health, and is now Vice President of Sales for Imerica Life and Health Insurance Company in Tampa, Florida.

James E. Tancula (BA) earned his law degree at the University of Chicago and has for a number of years been a partner in the law firm of Mayer Brown, where he has worked in the Los Angeles as well as the Houston office. He represents architects and engineers in alleged professional malpractice actions, and also acts on behalf of owners and architects/engineers in cases involving contract extras and delay claims.

Nicholas P. Tworischuk (BA) received his master’s in public administration at Fairleigh Dickenson University and is the associate treasurer at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.

Bruce Webendorfer (BA) is Publications Unit Coordinator for the Environmental Resources Center at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

John Weinfurter (BA) is president of Kimmitt Senter Coates & Weinfurter, Inc., a lobbying and consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Prior to his CELI position, Mr. Weinfurter spent 20 years as Chief of Staff to the late US Rep. John Joseph Moakley (D-Ma), who served in Congress from 1973-2001 and as Chairman of the US House of Representatives Committee on Rules from 1988-1994.

David Williams (BA) earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of New Hampshire in 1981 and a J.D. from Cornell University in 1984. He was a trial lawyer for the Appellate Division of the New York Legal Aid Society before forming the law firm of Sleigh and Williams in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

1950s and 1960s

Terence T. Evans (BA) received his law degree from Marquette University. In 1979 Evans was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to be a Judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Judge Evans served as Chief Judge of the Eastern District from 1991 until his successful nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit by President Bill Clinton in 1995.

William Evans (BA), after a 30 year career in international business, is now on his second career as Head of Marketing for a French-American private business college (MBA Institute) in Paris, France.

Jean Fleet (BA) is a long-time instructor in the Milwaukee Public Schools, most recently at Riverside University High School. She was named the Wisconsin Global Educator of the Year for 2005-2006 and received the Teacher-Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has traveled on Fulbrights to Eastern Europe and to India. She also served on the core committee to write the National Standards in World History.

James Frey (BA), president of Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. in Milwaukee, received the Excellence in International Education award from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) at the AACRAO conference in San Diego in April 2006. Jim was the first recipient of this new award.

Joseph P. Heim (BA) received his PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and has for many years been a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. He frequently conducts public opinion surveys and works as a commentator on local politics.

Richard Hryniewicki (BA, MA) taught for many years in Milwaukee area public schools. In1998 he was named one of four “Teachers of the Year” by the Department of Public Instruction.Now retired, he works as a volunteer photographer at the Milwaukee County Historical Society.

Michael C. Kominiarek (BA) attended John Marshal Law School and is a partner in the Chicago law firm of Kominiarek, Bresler, Harvick & Gudmundson, where he specializes in defense of physicians and hospitals and in related health care matters. He also teaches and mentors at Loyola University Law School.

Alfred E. Lightfoot (MA) received his Ed. D. from Marquette University and was a long-time professor of Education at Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he was Director of Urban Education, Director of the Inner City Education Certificate Program, and Director of Continuing Education. He is the author or editor of numerous monographs and textbooks on the sociology of education.

Jack McDonough (BA) is League President of the East Diablo CYO basketball league in the Diocese of Oakland, California.

Patrick C. Meade (BA) received his MA from Rice University and his law degree from the University of Minnesota. Since the 1980s he has been a judge in the Mental Health and the Family divisions of the Hennepin County, Minnesota, circuit court.

Dr. James Mellonig (BA) received his Doctor of Dentistry degree from Marquette University Dental School. He is presently professor of dentistry and director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He received the 2003 Outstanding Educator Award from the American Academy of Periodontology.

Alberto Meloni (BA, MA) received an MA in American history from Harvard University and did PhD work at the University of Minnesota before beginning a twenty-five year career as a museum administrator. He became president of Exploration Place in Kansas City in 2006. His work as CEO of St. Joseph Museum, Inc., earned him the Governor’s Humanities Award in2003.

Dr. George David Metrey (BA) received his M. S. W. in psychiatry from Fordham University and his doctorate in public administration at New York University. He is dean of the pre- medical program at Xavier Medical School in Aruba.

Charles C. Mulcahy (BA) has practiced law in Milwaukee for several decades. He has served on numerous boards, including the Medical College of Wisconsin, and is currently a senior advisor to the McKinley Reserve, a Wisconsin-based worldwide investment firm.

Frederick A. Muth, Jr. (BA) received his law degree from Marquette University law school and for many years practiced law in Milwaukee. He was chairman of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek for nearly twenty years and has served on the boards of many charitable, educational, and religious organizations in the area, including the Board of Trustees of Alverno College and the President's Council, of Marquette University. He was Law Alumnus of the Year, Marquette University Law School, in 1979.

Michael S. Nolan (BA) earned his law degree from Marquette University, where he edited the law review, and was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Manchester in England. As a partner at Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee, he practiced general corporate and securities law, including cases in Mexico and South and Central America.

Lloyd L. Sponholtz (BA) received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a professor in the history department at the University of Kansas, specializing in U.S. business history.

John F. Tefft (BA) is the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Georgia. He has been a career Foreign Service Officer for thirty-five years. Before assuming his current position, Tefft served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and was responsible for US relations with Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. From 2003-2004 Tefft was the International Affairs Advisor at the National War College in Washington, D.C. Tefft served as the United States Ambassador to Lithuania from 2000 to 2003. He was Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Moscow from 1996 to 1999, and was Charge d’Affaires from Market Development Manager for Construction Claims Services for PinnacleOne, a consulting firm in Maryland.

George W. Thomas (BA) received his law degree from The Ohio State University. He has been a lawyer in the construction industry for many years, and is currently Market Development Manager for Construction Claims Services for PinnacleOne, a consulting firm in Maryland.

Rev. Thomas Eugene Unz (BA) is pastor of Divine Providence Parish in Westchester, Illinois.

Dr. Herman J. Viola (BA, MA) went on to receive his PhD from Indiana University. He is a curator emeritus at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, where he served as director of the Museum's National Anthropological Archives in addition to organizing two major exhibitions for the Smithsonian. "Magnificent Voyagers" told the story of the United State Exploring Expedition of 1838-42, and "Seeds of Change" examined the exchange of plants, animals, and diseases between the Old and the New Worlds. Prior to joining the staff of the Smithsonian Institution in 1972, he was an archivist at the National Archives of the United States, where he launched and was first editor of Prologue: The Journal of the National Archives. His books include Exploring the West, After Columbus, Warrior Artists, and The North American Indians.

Mary M. Voigt (BA) received her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. She is Chancellor Professor of Anthropology, College of William and Mary, and a research associate in the Near East Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum. She is Director of Excavation and Survey for the Museum's Gordion Project in Turkey.

C. Judley Wyant (BA) has his own law firm in Racine, Wisconsin, specializing in business and real estate law and estate planning. He is active in the Civil War Round Table of Milwaukee.