Alumni and Friends

As alumni and friends of the Les Aspin Center for Government, you understand the uniqueness of our programs and the impact they have on our students.

During the past 35 years, the Les Aspin Center has transformed more than 2,500 students into women and men dedicated to our political process and affecting change in our nation’s capital, in their communities, and around the world. The Les Aspin Center would not be what it is today without your help.

  • Upcoming Events
  • Board of Visitors
  • 35th Anniversary Alumni Survey

Networking Night

October 18, 2023

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Foley & Lardner LLP

3000 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007

Alumni and friends of the Les Aspin Center are invited to officially welcome Dr. Nolette as director and hear from a panel of alumni. Register here.


Listening Session- Washington, DC

For alumni and friends to share about their experiences and ideas for the future of the Les Aspin Center for Government. Register here.

November 11, 2023

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

502 E. Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC 20003


Holiday Party

December 5, 2023

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Les Aspin Center for Government

As the days grow shorter, let's come together in joy and gratitude; embrace the atmosphere with your loved ones and don your most festive attire. Join the Marquette Club of Washington, D.C. and The Les Aspin Center for Government for a holiday open house! This event is also an opportunity to extend our heartfelt congratulations to our Aspin program interns for their hard work and achievements this semester. Register here.


Marquette vs Georgetown Men's Bastketball Game

Saturday, February 3, 2024

2:00 PM

Captiol One Arena in Washington, DC

More information about events surrounding the game to come.

We especially want to thank the Les Aspin Center Board of Visitors for their support, generosity, and guidance. 


James Aspin
Management Vectors

Michael Bartley

William Broydrick
Broydrick & Associates

Todd Ciresi

Timothy F. Cullen

Rudy de Leon
Center for American Progress

Andrew Foster
Aemetis Advanced Fuels

Sharon Haverstock
Haverstock & Associates, LLC.

Kathryn Hein

Mary E. Henke
Gordon Henke Family Foundation

Robert Henzl
Hostak, Henzl & Bichler

Hon. Herb Kohl
U.S. Senate (retired)

Jacqueline Lewis

Hon. David Obey
U.S. House of Representatives (retired)

Steven M. Radke
Northwestern Mutual

Bruce Renquist

Hon. Paul Ryan
Former Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives 

John Seder
Milwaukee Valve

Mary Beth Stanton

Amy Ford Souders
Cornerstone Government Affairs Group

Hon. Tommy Thompson
Former Secretary of U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services; Former Wisconsin Governor

Mark Wagner
Johnson Controls, Inc. 

John K. Wilson
Foley & Lardner LLP

Tim Yehl
Tim Yehl Consulting

In celebration of 35 successful years of Marquette in DC, we want to highligh 35 of our amazing alumni. We’d appreciate you taking the 5-10 minutes to share about how your time at the Aspin Center has impacted your life—whether you participated 2, 5, 10 or 25+ years ago!

Take the survey here

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