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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 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…

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…

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: 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: Valencia's Story

How I Got Ready: Valencia's Story

No matter where life has taken her, Valencia Griffin has always wanted to learn more. “I’m always curious, so I’m always learning. Being curious is what helps you develop the…

How I Got Ready: Miranda's Story

How I Got Ready: Miranda's Story

When she graduates from Alverno in May, Miranda Stueckrath will achieve two big milestones. Not only will Stueckrath become the first in her family to graduate from college, but she will also…

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…

Why I Teach: Kim Johnson

Why I Teach: Kim Johnson

Great nurses have mastered extensive scientific knowledge and clinical skills. They are also fierce advocates for their patients and bring a healthy dose of compassion to their work. The best…

'Everyone's Work'

'Everyone's Work'

Growing up, Eva Martinez Powless ’06 dreamed of going to college. As the daughter of migrant worker parents who did not attend college, she understood the social mobility that higher edu…