Doherty Scholars Program

The Doherty Scholars Program invites nominations and applications

from prospective and current Alverno students. We seek students who demonstrate the potential for strong scholarly accomplishment and curiosity, an understanding of yourself as a learner, and the ability to take initiative to collaboratively learn with your faculty and peers.

The Doherty Scholars is a learning community selected by the Center for Academic Excellence. It draws together students from across the college who are looking for peers to challenge them and resources and opportunities for academic growth and excellence.

There are three pathways into the Scholars

  • Recommendation from Admissions or Advising
  • Recommendation from a faculty member or academic staff person
  • Student self-nomination supported by a faculty/staff/mentor recommendation


Doherty Scholars (Fall 2019)

Abdel-Fattah, Mariah
Alvarez, Montse
Anderson, True
Andrzejewski, Olivia
Awawdeh, Gadeer
Backes, Katie
Barker, Anna
Baumann, Jenna
Becerra, Stephanie
Blankenburg, Brianna
Bruders, Abigail
Chang, Dear
Clark, Alysssa
Cooper, Daphanie
Cruz Rojas, Haydee
Dittrich, Alexandra
Erdmann, Emily
Frank, Natalie
Gartland, Destiny
Gambill, Lauren
Goodle, Rachel
Goodman, Brittni
Gunn-Turki, Natalya
Gygax, Logan
Halser, Miranda
Harms, Kate
Helminiak, Grace
Hernandez-Bustos, Athziri
Hernandez-Galvan, Tania
Hoban, Kathryn
Ivins, Erica
Jackson, Simone
Johnson, Santana
Kalvig, Kaylee
Kargol, Miranda
Kesner, Veronica
Kolintzas, Danielle
Kurer, Katherine
Larsen, Jennifer
Lee, Soua
Lemner, Morgan
Lewis, Camille
Lewis-Taylor, Donna
Manjarrez-Renteria, Denise
Matthews, Shanice
McLain, Hailey
McMath, Alexandria
Miner, Janae
Molinari, Robin
Nemitz, Ciera
Otzelberger, Kimberly
Ovalle, Isabel
Parlier, Grace
Pearson, Sarah
Perry, Devynn
Prondzinski, Ashley
Reihbrandt, Isa
Rodriguez Santiago, Joselin
Rutowski, Abbie
Saldana, Naomi
Salentine, Tanya
Salinas, Alejandra
Sanchez, Nancy
Sellers, Jia
Sierra, Laura
Springsteen, Abby
Stankey, Brianna
Stuart, Jadyn
Stueckrath, Miranda
Stypinski, Desiree
Tatum, Lauren
Taylor, Tatiana
Teran Sierra, Jesica
Turner, Jessa
Tynan, Gabrielle
Tzitzis, Victoria
Vang, Naly
Veit, Amanda
Walker, Brianna
Waqar, Jawahara
Watson, Alexis
Williams, Carmen
Williams, Monique
Williams Obiweluozor, Trisha
Windt, Victoria
Xiong, Sunshine
Xiong, Yuliani
Yang, Colleen
Yu, Emily

About Sr. Austin Doherty, Ph.D.
The Doherty Scholars program honors the legacy of Sister Austin Doherty, a passionate and effective scholar whose ideas and actions shaped the academic experiences of Alverno students, faculty and staff. Doherty was a vital inspiration for and founder of Alverno’s ability-based curriculum. A significant leader in the national movement to reform college education and a founding member of the National Organization for Women, Doherty deeply believed in the college’s mission to educate women through its abilities-based curriculum. She was known internationally as a dynamic, caring and risk-taking educator. Sister Austin Doherty retired from the college in 2013, and passed away in 2015.