Marquette alumna leads a startup aiming to provide new opportunities for asset owners and managers to invest in private placement securities

Shari Noonan. Photo by Melina Alberti.

By Claire Curry

Exploring new frontiers is a common theme throughout Shari (Cummings) Noonan’s life, from her years at Marquette through her 25-year career in the financial services industry.

Noonan, Bus Ad ’96, realized her passion for business as an undergraduate and pursued a degree in accounting with a specialization in global business.

“One of the things I found special about Marquette is that they took an interest in helping you achieve what you wanted to achieve,” she says…

Marquette alumnus Rick Dillon steps up to help students get the academic support and opportunities they need to succeed

Rick Dillion. Photo by John Nienhuis.

By Tracy Staedter

For Rick Dillon, Bus Ad ’93, the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 sparked within him a desire to get more involved in his community. The chief financial officer and executive vice president of Enerpac Tool Group, a global manufacturing company based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, says that although he was active in his church and occasionally mentored youth, he would often volunteer with his checkbook. “Sometimes your donations, although meaningful, can be silent,” Dillon says.

He committed…

Marquette research team explores how artificial intelligence is changing care and jobs in the ICU

By John Blum

What does the future of health care delivery look like? Will innovation such as artificial intelligence disrupt or aid this work? Do workers anticipate losing their jobs to technological advancements?

Dr. Amrita George, assistant professor of management, is tackling such questions as part of a multidisciplinary research team funded by the National Science Foundation to study and improve algorithmic decision-making used by nurses at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. Her fellow Marquette team members are Dr. Shion Guha, assistant professor of computer science…

A new College of Business Administration building will invite “business collisions” and position Marquette Business as a national leader

Rendering by BNIM.

By Sarah Koziol, Arts ’92

Acting Keyes Dean of Business Tim Hanley attended Marquette in the 1970s, essentially being educated in the same building as business students still are today — a facility built in 1951 and expanded and dedicated to David A. Straz, Jr., in 1984.

“Straz Hall has been serving us very capably for a long time, but it’s a building that is difficult to engage others in,” says Hanley, Bus Ad ’78. …

As a pandemic disrupts the nation’s supply chains, Marquette University’s ranked Supply Chain program and its prepared alumni professionals stand resilient in the storm

Illustration by Kotryna Zukauskaite

By Lauren Sieben

At the start of 2020, Kristina Stemper, Bus Ad ’14, had a busy travel schedule as a consulting manager for Accenture, where she works on planning and procurement projects for aerospace and defense clients.

“I was in the middle of a large procurement assessment, which required a lot of hands-on, face-to-face conversations,” Stemper recalls. …

The award is Marquette’s highest honor for research and scholarship, recognizing scholarly distinction.

Dr. William Donaldson, professor of chemistry in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is the 2021 recipient of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Research Excellence.

Marquette’s highest honor for research and scholarship, the Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Research Excellence recognizes scholarly distinction at Marquette University.

Donaldson is internationally known for his contributions to organoiron chemistry — the chemistry of iron compounds containing a carbon-to-iron chemical bond, which has an important role are in organic synthesis.

So far, Donaldson has written or contributed to more than 120 journal articles and awarded more than a dozen grants…

The award recognizes exemplary leadership that manifests the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion into practical action.

Dr. Terrie Garcia, coordinator for Project BEYOND-2 in the College of Nursing, is one of two recipients of the 2021 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Dr. Terrie Garcia

The award recognizes one faculty member and one staff member who demonstrate exemplary leadership and manifest the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion into practical action.

“While I don’t do my job to get awards or praise, at the same time, it is important that diversity and inclusion is made a priority at all levels of higher education,” Terrie says. “I love what I do, and I hope that my efforts help encourage…

Entrevista con José González, estudiante de odontología recién graduado

Por Andrea García, asistente de posgrado en la Oficina de Diversidad e Inclusión Institucional

Nota del editor: Esta entrevista se recortó y editó ligeramente por cuestión de claridad.

Andrea: ¿Cuál ha sido tu formación académica y cuándo anticipas graduarte?

José: Estudié por cuatro años en la Facultad de Odontología en la Universidad Marquette. Hice mis estudios en Marquette High School y cursé la licenciatura en ciencias biológicas en la Universidad Marquette. Posteriormente, hice un año de posgrado en la Universidad de Wisconsin-River Falls. Obtuve una maestría en biología con énfasis en biología oral por la Universidad de Nueva York. La…

Former classmates worked together virtually during the pandemic to publish a book of essays reflecting on six decades.

By Shelby Williamson, senior communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication

They may have gotten their name by a happy accident of sorts, but a group of Marquette University alumni known as “The Wild Girls” live up to their moniker: when they get a good idea, they go for it and do not let anything stop them. Say, for example, rounding up former classmates online and publishing a book during a global pandemic.

Gloria Ford, Carol Hebbring, Mel Kelly, Laraine O’Brien and Claudia Stone are The Wild Girls. They are all 1961 graduates of what was formerly called…

Last September, members of Black Student Council and other students met with Marquette University leaders to discuss specific steps to increase the diversity of the university’s student body, improve the experiences of Black students, foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, further involve the Black Student Council in decision-making at Marquette, and assist Black students in achieving academic success at Marquette.

At the conclusion of the spring 2021 semester, demonstrable progress has been made on several initiatives agreed upon by BSC and senior leaders:

  • The university has developed a Committee for Black Student Initiatives chaired by Dr. …

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