Dorothy Wood Schlueter, Sp ’63, Grad ’68, Grad ’85
Dorothy Wood Schlueter just couldn’t get enough of Marquette. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology, she went on to earn her master’s in speech pathology and audiology. Then she crossed the line from student to faculty and worked in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology for 39 years, retiring in 2005.
As the department’s coordinator of clinical services, she networked extensively with hospitals and rehabilitation centers in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois so that Marquette students could have clinical practicum opportunities and employment connections after graduation. Her formula for success was simple: “Love what you do and learn how to do it well.” That philosophy served her well, and in 2001, the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Professional Association awarded her the Salutes Award for outstanding service to the profession. In 2006, the association gave Dorothy its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dorothy stays busy in her retirement. She tutors non-native speakers in an English-as-a-second-language program, serves at a local food pantry and teaches Women’s Bible Studies at her church. “My new direction in life is to learn to market my husband’s production of studio furniture through art shows and other mediums,” she says. She also hopes to travel more.