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Making A Difference, One Day At A Time

Making A Difference, One Day At A Time

For several years, Santana Johnson ’20 could be seen just about everywhere on the Alverno campus. That’s because the recent graduate constantly pursued a mission to be an advocate…

Sustainability Tips

Sustainability Tips

Alverno Strong alums who have made a sustainability in their professional and personal lives share their tips for how you, too, can live more sustainably. Erica Perez '10, Perez Urban Farm, Ho…

An Unexpected Journey

An Unexpected Journey

Four years after Stephanie Arend ’85 graduated from high school, the aspiring interior designer applied for the store manager job at the furniture store where she worked. The owners gave…

Meeting an Urgent Need

Meeting an Urgent Need

In Wisconsin, just under 40% of the population has access to mental health care providers, according to federal workforce data. Alverno is working to reduce this disparity by educating skilled…

Riding for Hope

Riding for Hope

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Kate Lemke ’08 found herself standing shoulder to shoulder at the Pentagon with a four-star general and emergency personnel who responded to the attack.…

Fighting for the Missing

Fighting for the Missing

From her home on the Memoninee Nation reservation, 13-year-old national boxing champion Ayanna O’Kimosh posts on social media the missing posters for indigenous women nationwide with a s…

Our Sisters: Ban Phung

Our Sisters: Ban Phung

Sister Ban Phung ’18 MBA ’21 is a pioneer. She is one of a handful of sisters from the Lovers of the Holy Cross of Hung Hoa, a Catholic religious order in Vietnam, to attend colleg…

The Power of Mentorship

The Power of Mentorship

Betty Hill ’17 knew she wanted her young daughter to be involved in community service and to benefit from positive role models. And when she couldn’t find a program that fit the bi…

Alverno at Work: Tonnie Boston

Alverno at Work: Tonnie Boston

For much of her life, Tonnie Boston MA ’20 didn’t know the facts about organ and tissue donation. “That’s the reason I have a job,” says Boston, who has spent the…

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…

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…

Alverno Loyal: Loyal From The Start

Alverno Loyal: Loyal From The Start

When Kim Otzelberger ’20, a creative searching for a place to thrive, took a tour of the Alverno campus, the vibe felt different. “You just felt connected to the campus already wit…