School of Education Mourns the Loss of Dr. Adrian Dupuis

Released: 3-3-08

The School of Education mourns the loss of dear friend and colleague, Dr. Adrian Maurice"Red" Dupuis, who was born to Eternal Life on February 28, 2008. Dr. Dupuis, named Professor Emeritus of the Marquette University School of Education in 1991, is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Eleanor Thompson, five children, and numerous loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Dr. Robert Fox, long-time Marquette colleague, remembers Dr. Dupuis fondly. "Despite Dr. Dupuis’ significant accomplishments as a teacher and scholar, you would never know it upon meeting him. He was one of the most humble, kind, and down-to-earth people I have ever met. He also had a gift for finding the good in others, particularly his students, many of whom went on to make important contributions for others."

Born in Peshtigo, WI, on October 6, 1919, Red Dupuis attended grade school in Peshtigo, WI, after which he transferred to Holy Cross High School in Milwaukee, WI. He was a gifted student, receiving bachelors and masters degrees from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., as well as studying a semester at Edinburgh University in Scotland. In 1955, he earned his Doctorate of Education at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Dupuis joined the Marquette University School of Education as a professor of history and philosophy of education in 1957. Hired as Assistant Professor, Dupuis was promoted to Professor of Education in 1964. During his tenure at Marquette, Dr. Dupuis served faithfully in numerous capacities. He not only taught classes but also supervised secondary student teachers, chaired theses and dissertation committees, published research, and served in various leadership roles. In 1981 he served as the chairperson of the year-long program that celebrated Marquette's Centennial observance. He was well known for helping his students above and beyond the classroom and remained in contact with many beyond graduation.

In 1987, Dr. Dupuis was chosen as Teacher of the Year. In recognition, Dr. Thomas Martin, Dean of the School of Education, noted that, "Dr. Dupuis is a rare and unique individual with an unusual skill with people. He possesses the kind of warmth, sincerity, and integrity that simply shines through everything he does. He responds to people, and they to him. He has the drive and willingness always to do more than his share. He has a consistently positive and professional attitude."

The family of Dr. Dupuis is holding a private service and internment. A campus memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. An “open house” reception will follow in the Henke lounge, where light refreshments will be served.

Questions should be directed to Ms. Carol Stachewicz at 414-288-7376.




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