Marquette investment professor wins inaugural Brennan Master Teacher Award
Till also highlighted praise from Krause’s students. One wrote, “Dr. Krause is the epitome of a servant leader for his students. He knows each of them on a very personal level, and cares about their education and their life.”
“Thank you for this honor. I truly appreciate receiving the Brennan Master Teaching award,” Krause said. “As I shared with the faculty upon receiving the award, there are many worthy colleagues in the college who deserve recognition for their commitment in the classroom. I am honored and will work hard to help younger faculty refine their instructional skills.”
Krause added that he was moved by Edward Brennan’s story and said, “I have taken the opportunity to research the career of Edward Brennan, and I admire his lifelong commitment to Marquette's mission of serving others.”
About the Brennan Master Teacher Award
The Edward A. Brennan Master Teacher Award was founded by Donald Brennan to honor his late father. Donald, a 1982 graduate of the College of Business Administration, is the former chief merchandising officer and senior executive vice president at Kohl’s Corp.
Overseen by the college’s Faculty Teaching Committee, the Brennan Master Teacher award honors faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding talent and dedication to teaching, and represents an investment in the recipient’s originality, insight and mastery of the craft of teaching.
One new Brennan Master Teacher will be named every year for a three-year term.
About Edward A. Brennan
A Chicago native, Edward Brennan was a 1956 graduate of the College of Business Administration. Following his storied career with Sears, Edward served on the boards of 3M, Exelon, Morgan Stanley, Allstate and McDonalds, and was named executive chairman of American Airlines.
Additionally, Edward served as chairman of the Marquette Board of Trustees and was instrumental in recruiting former president Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J.
About the AIM program
One of the nation’s top undergraduate programs in applied investment management, AIM was the first undergraduate program to be recognized as a Chartered Financial Analyst Program Partner. Students in the program study the core body of knowledge covered in the CFA Level I exam — preparing them to take the test upon graduation. The pass rate for AIM students on the CFA exam has averaged around 70 percent, while the average global pass rate is only 42 percent. Further, AIM has had a near-perfect career placement record since its inception in 2005.
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