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Stacey and John GlowinskiStacey Stocker Glowinski, Bus Ad '84, and
John J. Glowinski, Bus Ad '83

Carol Stream, Ill.

John and Stacey are Marquette. They met on campus, were married at Church of Gesu, have two children who Ring out ahoya, and have committed their time and treasure to numerous university initiatives and a dean’s endowment fund.

John is a second-generation alumnus with both parents graduating in the 1950s, and Stacey remembers watching Marquette basketball as a young girl from her home in Nashville. Their daughter Sarah graduated from the College of Nursing in 2014, and their son Jack is graduating in May from the Diederich College of Communication.

Yes, it’s true that John and Stacey are College of Business Administration alumni, but they have deep ties to the College of Nursing because John’s mom was a 1954 alumna. Together, John and Stacey created the Jerome and Barbara Glowinski Dean’s Endowment honoring his late parents.

“Our commitment to a Marquette education many years ago changed the trajectory for our entire family forever,” John says.

Sarah followed closely in her grandmother’s footsteps. She made a decision to pursue nursing as a profession after helping save the life of a 4-year-old drowning victim at the local community pool when she was a 15-year-old lifeguard.

Additionally, John and Stacey have served on the Parents’ Association Advisory Committee, the Admissions Advisory board and their respective reunion committees. They also co-chaired the Annual Parents’ Association Fundraising Campaign, a nationwide effort.

Beyond academics, John and Stacey are avid basketball fans and make the 200-mile round-trip pilgrimage to Milwaukee for every men’s home game.

After Marquette, John earned a master’s degree from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He then spent the next 30 years in commercial loan work at leading Chicago-area banks and now heads up a consulting firm. Stacey majored in accounting and earned her CPA designation in 1987. She has held executive roles at several Chicago-area companies.

Both of them attribute their successes to lessons learned from their families and during their time at Marquette. They hope in the coming years to move away from the “9 to 5 grind” and increasingly turn their efforts toward additional philanthropic endeavors.