Marquette University Alumni Association Alumni National Awards Weekend
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Thomas Werner

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Thomas H. Werner, Eng ’86

Tom is CEO and on the board of directors of SunPower, maker of high-efficiency solar cells. He serves on the boards of three other companies.

Juan Ruiseco


Juan M. Ruiseco, Eng ’57

Juan is independent adviser to and past president of Compania de Cemento Argos, a cement conglomerate that is part of one of the largest business groups in Latin America.

Richard Smith

Professional Achievement Award

Richard A. Smith, Eng ’73, Grad ’82

Rick is owner and president of R.A. Smith and Associates, Inc., one of Wisconsin’s largest civil engineering, planning, surveying, landscape architecture, GIS and 3-D visualization consulting firms.


Service Award

Elizabeth Tomlinson, Eng ’99

After graduation, Beth joined the Peace Corps and taught science to 375 8th–10th graders in Namibia, Africa. Today she is with Miami’s TLC Engineering for Architecture.

Tracey Thomas

Young Alumnus Award

Tracey R. Thomas, Eng ’86

After earning a law degree, Tracey practiced sports and patent law, and became a sports agent. He is now intellectual property counsel at American Express.


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