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Distinguished Alumni

The opportunities of where you go in your professional career after college are endless. 

Here are just a few examples of Marquette graduates making their mark in the world:


Dr Brian FuchsDR. BRYAN FUCHS - Class of '95

Dr. Brian Fuchs is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and leads the Fuchs Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research is devoted to the prevention and treatment strategies for liver fibrosis and liver cancer as well as the development of noninvasive techniques for imaging liver fibrosis.  He continues to give back to MCHS by serving as a member of the of Annual Appeal Committee.  



Dr Chuck Russell

DR. CHUCK RUSSELL - Class of '89

Dr. Charles Russell is an infectious disease specialist at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, TN. He earned his bachelor of science degree in Chemistry from Milliken University and his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. His research interest includes:

  • Molecular mechanisms of infectious diseases caused by emerging influenza viruses and paramyxoviruses
  • Negative-strand RNA virus replication and pathogenesis, focusing on influenza viruses and paramyxoviruses
  • Viral envelope glycoproteins as targets for novel vaccines and drugs



Michael MihalichMIKE MIHALICH - Class of '65

Mike Mihallich is CEO and Founder of MJR Digital Cinemas in Oak Park Michigan. He was a standout football player at Marquette and attended Arizona State University on a football scholarship.  

Mihalich's MJR Digital Cinemas has eight locations with 132 screens throughout Michigan. Over 30 years ago, Mihalich moved to Detroit and started MJR Theatre Service, Inc., with about 90 screens. Mihalich is regarded as a leader in the industry. His Chesterfield Township location was one of the first theaters in the U.S. to be converted to stadium seating and his Marketplace Cinema 20 in Sterling Heights has been the top grossing theater in Michigan. The company recently announced that it will build a $16 million, 74,000–square–foot theater in Troy.

Mihalich started his career at Warner Brothers and worked his way through various positions. He has also been the executive producer on three films, including “The Rosary Murders” with the screenplay written by Fred Walton and Elmore Leonard.


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