Marquette University Alumni Association Alumni National Awards Weekend
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John Gardetto

Distinguished Alumnus Award

John B. Gardetto, Bus Ad ’57

John’s wife suggested that their family bakery make a new snack product with the breadstick tips they were throwing away. It was a runaway success.


Professional Achievement Award

Carita Rademacher Twinem, Bus Ad ’77

Treasurer for the Briggs and Stratton Corporation, Carita also has a master’s degree in law and is on the board of the Milwaukee Girl Scouts of America.

Thomas Judge

Entrepreneurial Award

Thomas J. Judge, Bus Ad ’78

Tom grew his parents’ laundry and dry cleaning business into a commercial powerhouse. And the products he has developed have revolutionized the industry.

Haering Braun

Service to Marquette Award

Joan Haering Braun, Bus Ad ’58

Joan has balanced her work as a mediator with tireless devotion to a number of churches as well as organizations that support families and children.

Robert Quinn

Young Alumnus Award

Robert J. Quinn, Bus Ad ’90

Senior vice president and CFO of the Milwaukee Brewers, Bob is also a heavy hitter with the Brewers Charity, which donates to charitable organizations throughout Wisconsin.

Ronald Goergen

Friend of the College Award

Ronald M. Goergen, Arts ’64

The retired president of one of the world’s largest independent valuation consulting firms, Ron shares his time with graduate students and is a big supporter of Marquette’s ACRE program.

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