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The purpose of Alverno Magazine is to inform, inspire and entertain our diverse readership – including Alverno College alumnae, donors and friends – and keep them abreast of the College’s programs, its people, new initiatives, campus happenings and upcoming events.

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Breaking Down Health Care Barriers

Like the perfect storm, emerging clouds of an aging population, rising health care costs, constraining budgets and stagnating unemployment levels puts the nation’s health at risk.


That’s where Alverno College comes in. Poised to become part of the solution, the College announced a new Family Nurse Practitioner program set to launch this fall.

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Medical Pioneer, Alverno Trustee

Most students take decades to figure out what career path they want to take. Howard Jacob knew he wanted to attain a Ph.D. in Science when he was just 5 years old.


Jacob, an internationally recognized scientist, is a professor and the director of the Human and Molecular Genetics Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has been a member of the Alverno College Board of Trustees since June 2009.

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The Ultimate Gift

Although uniquely different in their path to success, these eight Alverno alumnae have all found their way back to campus. They each built successful careers and have now taken time from their full lives to be active members on the College’s Board of Trustees. They sat down to talk about their time at Alverno, their career and personal accomplishments and what it means to be actively involved with the College’s leadership.

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Preparing the Nurse of Today AND Tomorrow

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a snowy day and I was a 5-year-old in kindergarten when I was struck by a car, starting a journey that included weeks of hospitalization and months of recovery. Needing to depend on the nurses and doctors at the hospital was a new, high-stakes experience that opened my eyes to the field. Through good (and unfortunately a few not-so-good) experiences, I learned how nurses touch the lives of individuals and families both through their science and compassion.

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Reflections: Hands, Hearts & Faith

Editor’s Note: Jill Newton Moore spent the first three months on sabbatical, teaching in Cameroon, West Africa, thereby fulfilling a 30-year goal.


My first experience in Africa was attending high school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where my father served as a university dean. I was sheltered in my teenage bubble, attending an American school and living in a compound. Later in life, I made the decision to return to Africa in a very different capacity: to use my education and skills to serve others.

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