All-University Award Recipients
Alumni of the Year Award
Margaret Conway Sibbernsen, Eng '72, and Richard D. Sibbernsen, Arts '71
Highland Park, Ill.
Dick and Meg don't let geography stand in the way of their work and volunteer activities. Their home base is in the Chicago suburbs; Dick teaches at business schools on three continents, they have dual U.S. and Australian citizenship, and both volunteer extensively — working every day to Be The Difference.
Professional Achievement Award
Donald A. McGovern, Jr., Arts '72
Los Altos, Calif.
A missed opportunity led Don to find his professional calling. After earning his Marquette degree in history, he thought he would go to law school, but the admissions deadline passed him by. So he did something practical while waiting to apply for the following year: He took an undergraduate accounting class.
Service to the Community Award
For Ron and Ronni, service work in the neediest areas of the world is a spiritual calling. Throughout their lives together, they have channeled their compassion and devoted their time and talents to medical missions around the globe.
Service to Marquette Award
Louis J. Andrew, Jr., Law '66
Fond du Lac, Wis.
Louie is humble about his work on behalf of his alma mater, preferring to share credit with others. But his energy, advocacy and ideas have without question advanced Marquette, and the Law School's gleaming Eckstein Hall is visible evidence of his ability to get things done.
Spirit of Marquette Award
Dr. Shital Chauhan Vora, H Sci '04, PT '06
Oak Park, Ill.
Inspiration can strike in the most unexpected places. For Shital, it was in the poorest villages of Honduras during a 2003 spring break medical mission that led to her co-founding Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led international development organization.
Friend of the University Award
Burke Foundation, Inc.
Dick Burke believed that "If you are fortunate enough to gain resources in this world, you have a responsibility to give back to society.” The entrepreneur's namesake foundation has given $15.7 million to Marquette to support undergraduate and graduate-level scholarship programs that incorporate volunteer service as a key component.
College Award Recipients