Marquette University Alumni Association Alumni National Awards Weekend

2008 Alumni National Awards Recipients

 Alumni of the Year Award
Raymond and Kathryn Eckstein

Raymond A. Eckstein, Law ’49
Kathryn A. Eckstein, Sp ’49

After establishing a law practice in Cassville, Wis., Ray founded Wisconsin Barge Lines in 1958, with a fleet of tugboats and barges carrying commodities to ports along the Mississippi River. Then in 1978 this river entrepreneur formed a new company, Marquette Transportation, a salute to his and Kay’s alma mater and Father Jacques Marquette. In an expression of gratitude to the university in 2007, Ray and Kay made a $51 million gift to the Law School with hopes that it inspires other alumni to do more for Marquette. Read more about the Eckstein's.

 All-university award recipients
Robert Trussell

ALUMNI Merit Award
Robert B. Trussell, Jr., Bus Ad ’74

Thank Bob for sharing Tempur-Pedic’s secret for a restful night of sleep from the formerly sleepless living in Seattle on the West Coast to those in cities moving east across the country ...

Neil Peterson

Service to marquette AWARD
Neil E. Peterson, D.D.S., Dent ’67

From mentoring countless dental students and supporting School of Dentistry alumni efforts to his dedication to the success of Marquette student-athletes, there’s no mistaking Neil’s genuine affection for his alma mater ...

Patrick Johns

SERVICE to the community Award
Patrick C. Johns, Arts ’71

Pat is director of emergency response at Catholic Relief Services (CRS), a role that places him on the front lines of relief efforts, including in the aftermath of the tsunami in southeast Asia in 2004 ...

Julie Duffy

spirit of marquette award
Julie A. Duffy, Comm ’90

Julie is bringing thousands of busy families back to the dinner table with her Chicago-based company Dinner by Design. As president and founder, she opened the first outlet in 2003 ...

Robert and Patricia Kern

friends of the university Award
Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern

Bob, founder of Generac Power Systems Inc., and his wife, Pat, believe that future generations will be increasingly dependent on engineering technology ...

 College Award Recipients

Helen Way Klingler
College of Arts and Sciences

College of Business Administration

College of Engineering

College of Health Sciences

Association of Marquette University Women

Marquette University Alumni Association Board of Directors


Law School

J. William and Mary Diederich
College of Communication

School of Dentistry

School of Education

College of Nursing

M-Club (former lettered athletes)

 PAST ALUMNI Award Recipients


2006 alumni national award recipients

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