Alumni Spotlight

The College of Communication has generated some outstanding alumni who make a difference, both professionally and personally. In Alumni Spotlight, these graduates discuss their career paths, their experiences and how they’ve taken Marquette values with them along the way. 

Thanks to Mary-Ann Bendel (BREC ’57) and Lisa Balcerak (PR ’96) for developing these Spotlights.

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Chris Placek (JOUR '10): Journalist strives to keep readers aware of their community 

Mike Jakubowski (BREC '87): Broadcaster generates fan excitement for Marquette and nation-wide audiences

Ann Knabe (COMM '90): Renaissance Woman Practices Communications in Military, Academic and Private Sectors