Alverno Stories

Tour Alverno's Campus

See what life is like on campus, and why an Alverno education is unlike any other. But don't take out word for it. Let our students show you around!

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Breaking Ground Once Again

Ever wonder what the Alverno logo symbolizes? Did you know there’s meaning behind it? The answers are right here.

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Dedicated to your Success

You'll never be a nameless face in a giant lecture hall at Alverno. Our faculty know you by name, and are dedicated to your success.

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Why I Teach at Alverno

Our faculty are passionate about teaching here. See how they will help your daughter reach her full potential.

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Why Alverno?

Our abilities-based curriculum will prepare you for the real world. Several key business leaders explain what they love about Alverno grads.

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Transformation

Recent grads talk about the transformative experience of an Alverno education.

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Alum Families - The Heinos

Two recent Alverno alumnae and their mother share how an Alverno education gave them the tools to succeed in their chosen fields.

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Alum Families - The Ramirezes

A mother and daughter talk about how they found their voice and their strength at Alverno. Hear how their experience changed them.

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Why Invest in you?

Alverno College students talk about why they made the decision to “INVEST IN YOU” at Alverno.

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A Legacy of Strong Women

Vanguard Society honors those whose service, leadership and achievement have brought pride and distinction to the College.

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U.S. News Celebration

Alverno College is #1 in the Midwest. Again. U.S. News & World Report ranked Alverno first in the Midwest for teaching undergrads.

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A Visionary Nursing Program

Patricia Schroeder, former Dean of the School of Nursing at Alverno College, talks about our Nursing program's role in modern health care.

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Alverno MBA: Donna Bembenek

Donna Bembenek, Senior Vice President at YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee talks about the Alverno MBA program.

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Alverno MBA: David Kress

David Kress, Alverno MBA Alum and Global Director of Manufacturing Excellence for Diversey, Inc., talks about the Alverno MBA program.

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Family Nurse Practitioner

Patricia Schroeder, former Dean of the School of Nursing at Alverno College, talks about our Family Nurse Practitioner program.

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Tour Alverno's Campus
Breaking Ground Once Again
Dedicated to your Success
Why I Teach at Alverno
Why Alverno?
Transformation
Alum Families - The Heinos
Alum Families - The Ramirezes
Why Invest in you?
A Legacy of Strong Women
U.S. News Celebration
A Visionary Nursing Program
Alverno MBA: Donna Bembenek
Alverno MBA: David Kress
Family Nurse Practitioner

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Alverno Stories

Diamond R. Herring Rodgers

Student

Over the past 3 years, I have grown into a young woman who is strong, confident, and brave thanks to Alverno. Through experiences in and outside of the classroom, I've gained sense of self. I can identify my goals and values with an idea of how I'm going to accomplish them. Every day I'm inspired to grow beyond my limits.

Diamond R. Herring Rodgers

Student

Over the past 3 years, I have grown into a young woman who is strong, confident, and brave thanks to Alverno. Through experiences in and outside of the classroom, I've gained sense of self. I can identify my goals and values with an idea of how I'm going to accomplish them. Every day I'm inspired to grow beyond my limits.

Elizabeth Ohara

Student

My Alverno story is a little funny. When I was looking at colleges my mom urged me to look at Alverno because she wanted me to leave college feeling that I could really apply what I had learned and be empowered as a woman. At first I was not sold on Alverno because it was an all girl school and the style of learning was so different; I was not sure if this was the type of college experience I wanted. As I toured more and more colleges Alverno was always in the back of my mind. I found that this is the type of school that helps you not only grow intellectually but as a person. Alverno has given me some amazing leadership opportunities and has helped me see my full potential. I couldn't be happier with my Alverno education!

Elizabeth Ohara

Student

My Alverno story is a little funny. When I was looking at colleges my mom urged me to look at Alverno because she wanted me to leave college feeling that I could really apply what I had learned and be empowered as a woman. At first I was not sold on Alverno because it was an all girl school and the style of learning was so different; I was not sure if this was the type of college experience I wanted. As I toured more and more colleges Alverno was always in the back of my mind. I found that this is the type of school that helps you not only grow intellectually but as a person. Alverno has given me some amazing leadership opportunities and has helped me see my full potential. I couldn't be happier with my Alverno education!

Morgan Somers

Student

Alverno has positively impacted not only me, but my mother and grandmother as well. I am a third generation Alverno student and the knowledge of the strong women it creates has been instilled in me from a very young age.

Alverno has allowed me to develop academically and professionally. I started as a shy freshman right out of high school who could barely give a speech in class, and now I talk in front of crowds of over 200 people for work. The eight abilities I learn in class have allowed me to grow and shine tremendously.

Alverno has given me the power to accomplish anything I set my mind to. After I graduate with a degree in Business Management in May of 2015 I am certain I will have a job that represents everything Alverno has taught me.

Morgan Somers

Student

Alverno has positively impacted not only me, but my mother and grandmother as well. I am a third generation Alverno student and the knowledge of the strong women it creates has been instilled in me from a very young age.

Alverno has allowed me to develop academically and professionally. I started as a shy freshman right out of high school who could barely give a speech in class, and now I talk in front of crowds of over 200 people for work. The eight abilities I learn in class have allowed me to grow and shine tremendously.

Alverno has given me the power to accomplish anything I set my mind to. After I graduate with a degree in Business Management in May of 2015 I am certain I will have a job that represents everything Alverno has taught me.

Emerald Summers

Student

My Alverno story is one of destiny and legacy in a way. Though I am not the grand-daughter or distant cousin of an Alverno grad, I have had many teachers who were monumental in my love for education. They were women who were intelligent, proactive, driven, passionate, problem solvers who instilled in me a passion for educating. These were women that I looked up to and wanted to be like in many ways, so when the time came for me to look into college, I of course looked to my inspirations for inspiration. After connecting with many of them both formally and in passing, there was one thing that many of them had in common: most of them were Alverno Women! Everyone from my K-4 and 4th grade teachers to my mentors along the way were Alverno grads and that's when it hit me! In order to be molded into an effective educator who can inspire young minds like the ones who inspired me, I would have to go to "the Harvard of the Midwest" as many of them called it. Now that I am at Alverno, I am even more confident that I will one day be an amazingly effective educator and I owe that confidence to Alverno!

Emerald Summers

Student

My Alverno story is one of destiny and legacy in a way. Though I am not the grand-daughter or distant cousin of an Alverno grad, I have had many teachers who were monumental in my love for education. They were women who were intelligent, proactive, driven, passionate, problem solvers who instilled in me a passion for educating. These were women that I looked up to and wanted to be like in many ways, so when the time came for me to look into college, I of course looked to my inspirations for inspiration. After connecting with many of them both formally and in passing, there was one thing that many of them had in common: most of them were Alverno Women! Everyone from my K-4 and 4th grade teachers to my mentors along the way were Alverno grads and that's when it hit me! In order to be molded into an effective educator who can inspire young minds like the ones who inspired me, I would have to go to "the Harvard of the Midwest" as many of them called it. Now that I am at Alverno, I am even more confident that I will one day be an amazingly effective educator and I owe that confidence to Alverno!

Diandra Russo

Student

As a musician, I have been confronted with competition in many ways. Alverno is a place where I found no competition but myself. I have learned to grow on yesterday’s feedback, learn from the moment, and strive for tomorrow’s potential.

Out of all the places in this world where I could have received an education in music therapy, there is no place I would rather be.

Diandra Russo

Student

As a musician, I have been confronted with competition in many ways. Alverno is a place where I found no competition but myself. I have learned to grow on yesterday’s feedback, learn from the moment, and strive for tomorrow’s potential.

Out of all the places in this world where I could have received an education in music therapy, there is no place I would rather be.

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