2012 All-University Award Recipients
Alumnus of the Year Award
He got his nickname when he arrived for summer basketball camp on Marquette’s campus in 1980 wearing a Dr. J. shirt. Since then, the name Doc has been synonymous with excellence, first as a guard on Marquette’s men’s basketball team, then as an NBA player and now as head coach of the Boston Celtics. In 2008, the Celtics won the NBA title. Doc’s off-the-court work is well-known, too. He won the J. Walter Kennedy Basketball Citizenship Award in 1990 and the Rainbow Sports Awards’ Male Coach of the Year in 2000. He’s also a member of the All-Star Advisory Council for the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA youth basketball support programs and a Marquette Trustee. (No identifying T-shirt needed these days.)
All-University Award Recipients
Since the Vietnam War, the Distinguished Service Cross — the nation’s second-highest military decoration for a member of the United States Army — has been awarded only 22 times. Its recipients include Douglas MacArthur, George Patton, Theodore Roosevelt — and Mark. He served the country in operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom and commanded two Special Forces A-teams from 1993–97. Mark, who also has received the Defense Superior Service Medal and Legion of Merit, among others, is currently assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving as senior military assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-intensity Conflict.
As founder and CEO of Drip Drop, an advanced oral rehydration solution, Eduardo passionately works toward reducing dehydration-related deaths around the world. He and his team have been credited with treating thousands of disaster victims and saving hundreds of lives, and he has been followed by CNN for risk-taking efforts and was recognized by the Oprah Winfrey Show as a person making a positive impact on society. Eduardo also promotes primary health care to rural communities globally through Doctors Outreach Clinics, another organization he founded. One person, one community at a time. Eduardo’s work is changing lives.
Formerly vice president and managing director for Robert W. Baird, George has served on so many boards and committees that it’s surprising his Gaspar Report focused on the oil and petroleum industries instead of governance and leadership. And Anna Clair has devoted so much of her time — including as a member of Marquette’s Women’s Council and to the Haggerty Museum of Art — that she could author a report of her own: on giving. Leadership, service and Marquette. It’s what George and Anna Clair believe in.
Kimberley had never traveled outside the United States until 2008. One trip to Afghanistan changed that. The co-founder of Motley Legal Services and Motley Consulting International is an international attorney who works on human rights and advocates on behalf of the voiceless — many of them women — thousands of miles away. She is the first American to litigate cases in the country’s criminal, civil and commercial courts, and her legal and research work has been covered by The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNN,the BBC and The Today Show.
The worlds of business, law and philanthropy — John is equally admired in all three. As chairman of Quarles & Brady LLP since 2007, he has transformed the firm despite the economy and was named one of the “50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America” by the National Law Journal. And John is also a stalwart supporter of Marquette’s Urban Scholars program, which provides full-tuition awards to academically promising students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Milwaukee-area high schools and Cristo Rey High School in Chicago.