Marian College to Hold Awards Dinner

Fond du Lac, Wis. — Marian College will hold its 25th annual Business & Industry Awards dinner at Marian’s Stayer Center for Technology & Executive Learning Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.


George W. Buckley, chairman, president and chief executive officer of 3M Company, is the featured speaker. Before coming to 3M, he was chairman and chief executive officer of Brunswick Corporation from 2000 to 2005, after serving as president of Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac. He formerly was the president of the U.S. Electric Motors Division and the Automotive and Precision Motors Division of Emerson Electric Company, and was managing director (president) of the Central Services Division of the British Railways Board. Buckley is a director of 3M, Black & Decker, and Thule AB, and was a director of Ingersoll–Rand.


Buckley graduated in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Huddersfield, and received his Ph.D. in engineering from the Universities of Southampton and Huddersfield.


Marian’s annual Business & Industry Awards recognizes leaders in business throughout Wisconsin. The awards will include the Entrepreneur of the Year in Manufacturing and Service categories, the International Business Award, the Regional Media Award, a Special Achievement Award; the George Becker Business Spirit Award; and the Business of the Year. Recipients of 2005 awards included RB Royal Industries, Berbee Information Networks Corporation, Johnson Controls, Winnebago B2B, and Virginia Gilmore ’98.


For more information, contact Barb Stephany, (920) 923-7613, [email protected].


Marian College is a premier Catholic applied liberal arts college located in Fond du Lac, Wis. The college, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs at its main campus, and a variety of adult accelerated-degree programs in facilities throughout Wisconsin. The size of the College permits a very favorable student-faculty ratio, one of the lowest among Wisconsin colleges. Marian’s programs of study are designed to meet a full range of pre-professional and professional academic needs, including business, education, the arts, sciences, nursing and technology. Marian College is a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice, and joined together by spiritual traditions.