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Marquette University Alumni Association

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Richard T. McDermottRICHARD T. McDERMOTT, ARTS '62
New York

Dick wrote the book on legal aspects of corporate finance. Literally. The casebook of the same name has been adopted at 22 U.S. law schools and was written during Dick’s 37-year career as a global business lawyer. He retired from Clifford Chance and is currently an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University while serving as a special master of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.


Professional Achievement Award

Judith Griffhorn O'HaganJUDITH GIFFHORN O'HAGAN, ARTS '77
Morristown, N.J.

Finding the right people dedicated to addressing the health care of people worldwide —that’s the job description for HR professional Judy. And that’s precisely what she does as vice president of human resources for Sanofi U.S., a leading pharmaceutical company with nearly 100,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide.


Entrepreneurial Award

Michael J. Floyd, Jr.MICHAEL J. FLOYD, JR., ARTS '87
Whitefish Bay, Wis.

What do Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and Eckstein Hall at Marquette have in common? A man who gets it right in the details. Meet Mike, CEO of Glenn Rieder, which engineers, manufactures and installs high-end architectural finishes for commercial environments.


A Person for Others Award

Sister Joan M. BarinaSISTER JOAN M. BARINA, MMS, ARTS '51
Albany, N.Y.

As a member of the Medical Mission Sisters, Joan’s mission is “to be a healing presence at the heart of a wounded world.” And she has done it in places as far reaching as India and Alaska. Joan also has been recognized by the Vatican for her many years of distinguished service to the Catholic Church.


Young Alumnus of the Year Award

Michael T. MartinDR. MICHAEL T. MARTIN, ARTS '93
Newnan, Ga.

Some people serve our country. Others — like Mike — serve those who serve. As psychology training director for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, he helps shape the effect psychology has in the VA system and created a program that increases access to care for all veterans.