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Vanguard Society

Alverno College

The Vanguard Society, begun in 2012, recognizes and celebrates the powerful impact that Alverno women are making locally, nationally and globally. The Vanguard Society brings together alumnae whose records of distinguished service, leadership and achievement have brought pride and distinction to the College.

These distinguished alumnae have achieved the highest levels in career and community services and create a powerful network of resources for Alverno students, faculty and staff.

Through its Career & Leadership Initiative, Vanguard Society women engage with and provide mentorship to Alverno students in a variety of way, including one-on-one opportunities and in group settings.

Vanguard Society's Impact

Members of the Vanguard Society have achieved many wonderful – and varied – accomplishments. Here are some of the highlights of the collective impact they are making on our society:

  • 70 Advanced Degrees
  • 13 Deans and College Department Heads
  • Outstanding Educator of the Year
  • Nurse Executive of the Year
  • 3 Fulbrights
  • 14 CEOs and Senior Execs
  • WI Manufacturer of the Year
  • Women of Influence
  • 6 Honorary Doctorates
  • 1 Guggenheim Fellow
  • Humanitarian of the Year
  • 1 MacArthur Genius Award
  • 5 Prestigious Fellowships

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