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Marquette University Alumni Association

Opus College of Engineering Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Edward ParroneEdward G. Parrone, Eng ’70
East Rochester, N.Y.

With more than 45 years of experience, Edward has designed everything from college campuses to roadways, along the way connecting his abilities of communicating with people and respecting diverse ways of thinking to the foundational engineering knowledge he received at Marquette.

Entrepreneurial Award

Mark GehringMark A. Gehring, Eng ’86
Monona, Wis.

Marquette ignited in Mark a passion for medical software development that he parlayed into a fulfilling career, joining forces with world-renowned clinicians to produce products that have helped patients and enabled a continued cycle of innovation.

Professional Achievement Award

Adonica RandallAdonica Henley Randall, Grad ’79
Oconomowoc, Wis.

For Adonica, success is knowing what you want to do, then having a plan to do it. She is president and CEO of Abaxent LLC, a full-service business solutions provider, bringing with her 30 years of technical and business experience in strategic planning, project management and process improvement. In addition, she is an associate professor at Alverno College.

Young Alumnus of the Year Award

Jason SchoenJason A. Schoen, Eng ’05

As an entrepreneur and the co-founder of the medical device company Cadence Biomedical, Jason knows what it’s like to take the first steps to develop something that’s life-changing. Which is good because he’s helping people take first steps of their own.