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On a Mission to Heal

On a Mission to Heal

It’s rare when someone can say that they know exactly who they are and what it is in life they hope to do. For many, self-discovery and healing is a lifelong journey. Alverno student D…

Many Paths: Markena's Story

Many Paths: Markena's Story

Markena Robinson ’20 first enrolled at Alverno in 2002, coming directly from high school to pursue her dream of becoming a psychologist. For financial reasons, however, she withdrew and…

Many Doors In, Many Paths Through

Many Doors In, Many Paths Through

NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE and where you want to go, Alverno can get you there. That’s the guiding principle behind Alverno’s School of Adult Learning and New Initiatives, which, in i…

Many Paths: Lauren's Story

Many Paths: Lauren's Story

Lauren DeVries had planned to pursue a career in public health, crafting health policy and strategy. Her Peace Corps service in Uganda, however, inspired her to choose a different path. &ldquo…

Many Paths: Jessica's Story

Many Paths: Jessica's Story

As a mortgage loan officer, Jessica Sanchez ’17 enjoyed being able to help people buy their first homes. What she didn’t like, however, was the bottom-line priority of sales over e…

Many Paths: Austin's Story

Many Paths: Austin's Story

Austin Floyd of Sumter, South Carolina, had never been to Wisconsin when he applied to Alverno. But in his search for an online education doctoral program with a spring start date, he stumbled…

Alverno at Work: Cassandra Morales

Alverno at Work: Cassandra Morales

It took motherhood to ignite the determination of Cassandra Morales ’21 to go to college. As the first in her family to graduate from high school, she was married, working as a secretary…

Separating Fact From Fiction

Separating Fact From Fiction

The spread of COVID-19 has been accompanied by another pandemic – the rampant proliferation of misinformation about the virus, its origination, prevention and treatment methods, and vacc…

Why I Teach: Vanessa Hintz

Why I Teach: Vanessa Hintz

As a self-professed "Geek Therapist," Vanessa Hintz, PsyD, has developed unique ways of connecting with her clients. Hintz, an assistant professor in Alverno’s graduate psychology progra…

Our Sisters: Arlene Einwalter

Our Sisters: Arlene Einwalter

Some people experience their callings as a wordless tug, a sense from deep within that points them to the right path. Sister Arlene Einwalter ’60, however, experienced her calling somewh…

Alumna Shares the Possibilities of College

Alumna Shares the Possibilities of College

As executive director of College Possible Milwaukee, Kellie Sigh ’10 is dedicated to helping students get to college and persist through graduation day. She knows how valuable the coachi…

How I Got Ready: Sunshine's Story

How I Got Ready: Sunshine's Story

Soon-to-be Alverno graduate Sunshine Xiong has known for a while that she wants to be a genetic counselor, assisting patients and families as they make informed decisions about their health. L…