Message from the community: Alverno College will hold its 164th start on December 18


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Alverno College will hold its 164th debut on December 18 as 124 undergraduate and associate students, 117 master’s candidates and eight doctoral candidates cross the stage at the Pitman Theater to receive their diplomas. The graduation ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. and the undergraduate ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m.

This debut will include the first graduates of Alverno’s Masters in Music Therapy and PhD in Education programs.

Kick-off activities for undergraduates will begin on Friday, December 17 with a Baccalaureate Mass at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Alverno College, followed by a reception for degree applicants and their families. The undergraduate introduction will be given by Courtney Hackstein, who will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts in Practice and English. The undergraduate invocation will be given by Meredith Jackson, who will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies. The student’s speech, “The Complementary Arts of Kindness and Determination,” will be delivered by Jayna Fischer, who will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management. The invocation of commencement of graduate studies will be given by Austin Floyd, who will receive a doctorate in education, and the graduating blessing will be given by Clarissa Lawrence, who will receive a doctorate in nursing practice. Fischer lives in Jackson, Wisconsin, Floyd is from Sumpter, S. Car., Hackstein lives in Greendale, Jackson is from Oak Creek, and Lawrence is a resident of Milwaukee.

About Alverno College

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Founded in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, Alverno College promotes the academic, personal and professional development of its students in a collaborative and inclusive environment. Undergraduate programs for women are offered in more than 60 fields of study, and graduate programs in education, nursing, community psychology, school psychology, music therapy, music and liturgy, and business are open to women and men. men.

A leader in innovation in higher education, Alverno has received international accolades for its highly effective, capacity-based approach to assessment as learning, which emphasizes practical experience and develops the skills sought. The college, Wisconsin’s premier Hispanic institution, ranks among the best schools in the Midwest for its commitment to undergraduate education and innovation in American News and World Report. During two years, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education named Alverno the most inspiring university in the country.

Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Alverno College is an independent, four-year Catholic liberal arts college.


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