“The university is proud to be able to honor Gerry by naming the College of Engineering after the business he started," Marquette President Michael Lovell said. Rauenhorst graduated from Marquette in 1951 and served as trustee emeritus from 1970 to 2000. During that time, he advised university leadership and supported many university projects, especially the College of Engineering.
The panel was moderated by former journalist and Marquette faculty member Mike Gousha, and featured engineering executives including Dave Bangasser, president and CEO of Opus Design Build; Todd Adams, president and CEO of Rexnord; Kim Marotta, director of sustainability for MillerCoors; and MaryAnn Wright, vice president of engineering and product development at Johnson Controls Power Solutions. The panelists discussed how engineering is transforming the world for an estimated 125 attendees.
The naming ceremony featured the reveal of the new logo, as well as words from Dr. Kris Ropella, Interim Opus Dean, Dr. Chris Foley, Opus faculty member, Theresa Le, Opus Scholar, Joe Rauenhorst, Dr. Michael Lovell and Fr. Ed Mathie, College Champlain.
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