Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
M Club Hy Popuch Memorial Service Award
Mark S. Madigan, Arts '83, Law '86
Mark Madigan's generous contributions to Marquette athletics began when he was a member of the track and cross country teams from 1979-81. Almost 30 years later, he's still running hard.
"My volunteer work allows me to give back to Marquette for the many wonderful opportunities it has provided to me and my family," he says. "I find it extremely satisfying working with all of the staff and volunteers who have such a great passion for the university, its mission and students, and, in particular, its student-athletes."
Mark has served on the M Club's board of directors for the past 15 years, most recently as treasurer. He also worked on the Hank Raymonds Auction Committee, Blue & Gold Auction Committee, Blue & Gold Fund Advisory Board, Marquette Track Club, and Marquette University Alumni Association National Board of Directors for many years, including as president. He and his family have season tickets to men's and women's basketball games and regularly attend volleyball and soccer matches.
The university's mission of excellence, faith, leadership and service has guided his life. "I am not so sure I would have been as active as a volunteer, to the school or my parish (Christ King in Wauwatosa, Wis.), if I had not attended Marquette," he says.
Mark met his wife, Mary, Sp '82, at Marquette. Other family Marquette graduates include his brother, Eugene, Bus Ad '87; and sisters-in-law Kathy Madigan, Bus Ad '87, and Mary Madigan, Arts '92.
Mark tries to model his life after his paternal grandfather, "not only for what he accomplished professionally with just an eighth-grade education, but, more important, how he lived his life. He was very devoted to his faith, family and friends."
Fun facts about Mark
Favorite quote: “The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.” — Thomas B. Macaula