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How I Got Ready: Abigail's Story

How I Got Ready: Abigail's Story

Abigail Bruders nearly didn’t go to Alverno. Bruders, a Wisconsin native, was accepted into an Ivy League school, but found it to be expensive, lacking in warmth and worried it wouldn&rs…

How I Got Ready: Lisa's Story

How I Got Ready: Lisa's Story

Lisa Ewing ’20 arrived at Alverno with her sights set on a nursing degree, eager to build on her background as a surgical technologist. But once at Alverno, she discovered a new passion:…

Spring/Summer 2020 Full Issue

Spring/Summer 2020 Full Issue

Click here to download the spring/summer 2020 issue of Alverno Magazine as a PDF.

Alverno Welcomes New Academic Leader

Alverno Welcomes New Academic Leader

Alverno welcomes Joseph Foy, PhD, as our new vice president for Academic Affairs. Foy comes to Alverno from Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wis., where he was dean of the faculty.Foy, who to…

From the President: Spring/Summer 2020

From the President: Spring/Summer 2020

It looked like a dead twig to me. I let it sit on my windowsill, trying to believe, as Dawn had told me, that it would bloom again. Of course, with a name like Dawn, how could I possibly doubt…

'We Have to Help'

'We Have to Help'

Rows upon rows of forest green cots — 530, to be precise — sit empty at the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park outside Milwaukee. God willing, they'll stay that way. Th…

Ready to Drive Change

Ready to Drive Change

As Cassandra Abarca learned about the destructive and discriminatory practice of redlining, it lit a fire to work for social change.“Redlining is a form of discrimination when a lending agency…

Every Day is a Gift

Every Day is a Gift

Brianna Walker '19 wasn't supposed to live past her fifth birthday.Spoiler alert — she did.The Alverno graduate was born with a medical condition that caused her bones to grow at a faster rate…

Profiles of Perseverance

Profiles of Perseverance

"Nevertheless, she persisted" has become a rallying cry and a testament to the determination of women to keep going in the face of challenges. It also describes Alverno graduates, who defy nay…

A Promise Kept, a Dream Achieved

A Promise Kept, a Dream Achieved

For Sahra Mohamud '19, her journey to become a nurse began in Kenya, with a promise.That promise, a gift to a dying father who treasured education, inspired sacrifices from family members.That…

Own It

Own It

Feige Bates '19 is building her career around boosting others' confidence. That's because she knows firsthand how it feels to be pushed down — and how to fight to get back up again.“I really s…

From Behind the Chair

From Behind the Chair

Simmone Kilgore '13 witnessed her future career in action as a child. She just didn't realize it. “I remember being a kid in a salon with women, and I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation…