Marquette Business Year in Review – 2013

As Marquette Business prepares for 2014, it’s a proper time to pause and reflect on the year behind us. 2013 was exciting and transformative; it was a year of celebrating successes, welcoming new ideas and even saying goodbye to old friends.

Student Successes

Marquette Business students once again fared well in various case competitions. In December, a team of accounting students bested six other schools in the Deloitte Audit Case Competition, and in spring, a team of MBA students won the ACG Cup for the third time in five years.

A number of Marquette Business students took top honors at the university’s Social Innovation Design Challenge, including senior Julius Lewiel, who took home the first place prize.

Phillip M. Laper, a graduate student in applied economics, was awarded the Norman N. Gill Civic Engagement Fellowship, a prestigious award of the Public Policy Forum.

Alumni Excellence

Three Marquette Business alumni this year were elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees. Investment management veteran Scott Roberts was recently named to the board. Patrick S. Lawton, managing director of fixed income capital markets at Robert W. Baird & Co., and Scott H. Schroeder, founding partner at Balyasny Asset Management, both were elected as trustees in spring.

Alumnus and fellow trustee John Ferraro was named to lead the search committee for the university’s 24th president.

Jim Sartori, CEO of Sartori Foods, was a finalist for Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year award, and Dan Fuss, vice chairman of Loomis, Sayles and Co., was honored with a lifetime achievement award.

Faculty Accolades

This year, Marquette Business faculty received awards and were named to professional boards. Here are just a few of the honors from 2013: