Marquette University was recognized by the Milwaukee Academy of Science with the 2017 Partner of the Year Award. “The Milwaukee Academy of Science works with Marquette in many different ways with over 20 different partnerships. We partner with the education department, the engineering department, athletics, and there are even more partnership in the works,” said Tresca Meiling, development and community engagement manager at MAS. “One of the most impressive things about what Marquette gives MAS is volunteers and service learners—out of the 105 volunteers that we worked with this year, 60 of them were Marquette students. They gave over 350 hours of service to our students and the school this year.”
Marquette senior Courtney Guc received the MAS inaugural Volunteer of the Year Award. Courtney began volunteering with MAS her freshman year through the Burke Scholars program. Throughout her four years, she devoted time to MAS students as a literacy tutor and lunch aid.
Marquette University was recognized by City on a Hill with the 2017 Social Justice Award at their annual Break the Cycle, Heal the City Event. Diane De Los Santos, executive director of City on a Hill, stated, “in our free clinic, health outreach, and youth center, your students and faculty use their talents to help change the lives of youth and adults living in Milwaukee’s central city.” Through the service learning program, dental school, physician assistant program, physical therapy program, speech pathology and audiology, and community service, Marquette University has six distinct programmatic relationships with City on a Hill.
“It is such an honor to be recognized for our local engagement efforts through our service learning program, clinics, and office of community service. Moreover, it is exciting and humbling to be acknowledged by two key Near West Side neighbors—Milwaukee Academy of Science and City on a Hill—both of whom are doing exemplary work in celebrating the incredible assets of our community, and responding to some of its most pressing need,” said Dr. Dan Bergen, executive director of the Office of Community Engagement.