Marquette University Alumni Association Alumni National Awards Weekend
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John Ferraro

Distinguished Alumnus Award

John F. Ferraro, Bus Ad ’77

John is global chief operating officer for Ernst & Young, a leading professional services firm. He is also on the Marquette University Board of Trustees.

Pamela Wheelock

Professional Achievement Award

Pamela A. Wheelock, Grad ’86

Leaving behind her work in state and local government, Pam is now executive vice president and CFO of the Minnesota Wild, the Twin Cities’ National Hockey League team.

Daniel Merkel

Entrepreneurial Award

Daniel A. Merkel, Bus Ad ’51

Dan is CEO and chairman of American Orthodontics Corporation, a company he founded that proudly manufactures 95 percent of its products in Wisconsin.

Terry Ann Peterson

Service to Marquette Award

Terry Ann Peterson, Sp ’76, Grad ’95

In addition to her work as senior customer communications coordinator at American Transmission Company, Terry is an active volunteer in church, local government, the community — and quite visibly at Marquette.

Jeffrey Sherman

Young Alumnus Award

Jeffrey M. Sherman, Bus Ad ’91

Jeff is president and co-owner of, the city’s online daily magazine. A passionate Milwaukeean, he is also active in the community and founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee, recently renamed FUEL Milwaukee.

Robert Hillis

Friend of the College Award

Robert J. Hillis

Bob is president and founder of Direct Supply Inc., a leading supplier of health care equipment and services, and a strong supporter of the College of Business Administration.

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