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The Friends and Alumni/ae of Marquette English is dedicated to promoting a lifelong love of reading and writing as a crucial element in Marquette University’s mission of excellence, leadership, faith and service. FAME is committed to enhancing the high quality of education in literature, language and writing offered by the Marquette Department of English and ensuring its future excellence. In the spirit of Jesuit hospitality, FAME seeks to support a community of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni/ae and friends through public readings, speakers, social occasions, and community service, and to reach out to wider audiences.




2015-16 UPCOMING EVENTS: Please join us!



Wednesday, April 25

4:00 p.m.

Weasler Auditorium

reception to follow in AMU Henke Lounge/Lunda Room

This show, which has been performed locally and will be featured in the American Players Theatre 2012 schedule, is Jim DeVita's adaptation of Sir Ian McKellan's script "Acting Shakespeare." It blends together the story of Shakespeare's life and soliloquies, and DeVita's own story of how the works of Shakespeare led him from working on fishing boats off of Long Island to a career on the stage. 

For more information, you may want to check out Jim's website


April 29, 5-7 PM, Raynor Library Conference Center

Proceeds go to support "What You Will, a partnership of performers in education."

R.S.V.P. and questions to



Story corner

book swap

Members of the Marquette neighborhood flooded into the AMU carrying gently used books to swap. Guests were encouraged to take home half as many books as they donated, which left over 1,000 books at the end of the afternoon! These books, and the donations FAME collected, were given to two local agencies which promote literacy and learning:CrossTrainers Academy (part of the Milwaukee Rescue Mission) and Sojourner Family Peace Center. All of the English faculty and graduate and undergraduate students who helped run the event were thrilled with the success of the Book Swap!

    • Americana and Folk singer-songwriter, Marquette alumnus, (and Dr. McCabe’s      

    nephew, no less) took a break from his popular touring to treat us to an    

    evening of his critically-acclaimed music

    • Free and Open to the Public. 

    • Freewill Offerings Accepted

    • Tuesday, Nov. 16, 7:00 in the Weasler Auditorium

2010 Events:



book swapbook swap



[Alumni/ae: Please let the English Department know how you are doing.  Contact Wendy Walsh with any updates on your career or announcements you would like to share with your fellow alums.]

William Storm (PhD, 2015) is adjunct faculty at Marquette University.

Wendy Fall (MA, 2015) entered the PhD program at Marquette University.

Eric Kennedy (MA, 2015) entered the PhD program at Louisiana State University.

Danielle Klein (MA, 2015) received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Spain.

Laura Linder-Scholer
(MA, 2015) will be attending the University of St. Thomas in their Education Leadership and Administration program.

Alyssa McGrath (MA, 2015) entered the PhD program at Ball State University.

Emily Blaser (PhD, 2014) is adjunct faculty at Marquette University.

Daniel Burke (PhD, 2014) is a visiting assistant professor at Loyola University in Chicago.

Kathleen Burt (PhD, 2014) is adjunct faculty at Marquette University.

Ian DeJong (MA, 2014) is a Writing Center Consultant at Concordia University in Wisconsin.

Kimberly Singleton (MA, 2014) is an Office Specialist at Arizona State University.

Sarah Thompson (MA, 2014) entered the PhD program in English at the University
of South Carolina.

Elizabeth Wawrzyniak (MA, 2014) works as a librarian at Marquette University.

Elizabeth Aubin (BA ENGL, 2014) is a Middle School Language Arts Teacher at St. Catherine's.

Jacqueline Boratyn (BA WINE, 2014) is an English Teacher at Perspectives Charter Schools.

Mary Clement (BA ENGL, 2014) is a field coordinator on Michelle Nunn's Senate Campaign in Georgia.

Mallory Daily (BA WINE, 2014) is an Associate Producer at Interfaith Voices

Carly Anger
(Ph.D., 2013) is an Assistant Professor of English at Olive Harvey College (part of the City Colleges of Chicago).

Karen Ann Galbraith (Ph.D., 2013) works as a communications consultant.

David Harden
(Ph.D., 2013) is adjunct faculty at Marquette University.

Stephanie Stella (Ph.D., 2013) is a high school English teacher at St. Stephen's in Rome, Italy.

Marc Diefenderfer (MA, 2013) entered the PhD program at Purdue University.

Joanna Pfahler
(MA, 2013) is a Content Marketing Specialist at MSI Data.

Megan Swanson (MA, 2013) is a Marketing Assistant at Capstone Publishers.

Maurene Damm
(BA WINE, 2013) is a customer service specialist at bswift, a software company in downtown Chicago.

Timothy Hoff (BA ENGL, 2013) is a benefits verification specialist for CVS/Caremark.

Nicolas Lopez (BA WINE, 2013) is a social media consultant at Capstone National Partners.

Taylor Behnke (BA WINE, 2013) is the Marketing Outreach Coordinator at United Way of Dane County.

Megan Marren
(BA ENGL, 2013) went on to grad school at DePaul University.

Sarah Babcock (PhD, 2012) is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Trine University in Indiana.

Magdalen McKinley (PhD, 2012) is an Assistant Professor at William Rainey Harper College in Illinois.

Jarrod Hurlbert
(PhD, 2012) - Adjunct faculty at Boise State University

Mark Kelley
(MA, 2012) is Managing Editor at Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies and working on his PhD at the University of California, San Diego.

David Klonne (MA, 2012) is a District Manager at Cook Medical Inc.

Kelsey Squire (PhD, 2011) is an Assistant Professor at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio.

Eric Dunnum (PhD, 2011) is an Assistant Professor at Campbell University in North Carolina.

Andrew Czachowski (MA, 2011) is the Director of Marketing at Proline Fiber Optics.

Sullivan Oakley (BA WINE, 2011) is the Community Coordinator at the University of San Francisco

Dawn Freese (MA, 2010) is an English instructor at UW-Platteville.

Emily Blanchard (MA, 2010) is an Editor at American Appraisal Associates.

Mary Willenbring (PhD, 2009) is an Assistant Professor at Eastern University in Philadelphia, PA.

Martin Brick (PhD Marquette, 2009) Tenure track position at Ohio Dominican College in Columbus, OH.

Marcia Eppich-Harris (PhD Marquette, 2006) Tenure track position at Marian University in Indianapolis, IN.

Received Doctorate Degrees:

January 2015
Steven Hackbarth
William M. Storm

May 2014
Emily Blaser
Kathleen Burt
Shaunna Wilkinson

August 2014
Daniel Burke

January 2013

Karen Ann Galbraith
Paul Wakeman

May 2013

Carly Anger
David Harden

August 2013

Stephanie Stella

May 2012

Brandon Chitwood
Jarrod Hurlburt
Susan Muse
Sarah Nestor
Rebecca Parker-Fedewa

August 2012

Magdalen McKinley

January 2011

Daniel Bergen
Colleen Fenno

May 2011

Eric Dunnum
Michelle Felix
Denna Iammarino
John Malloy
Kelsey Squire

August 2011

Joshua Steffey

January 2009

Tenille Nowak

May 2009

Martin Brick

August 2009

Mary Willenbring

May 2008

Marcia Eppich-Harris
Dana Edwards Prodoehl
Mark Zunac





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