To help propel more at-risk students to graduation, Alverno College has been awarded a $199,600 College Completion Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. Alverno is one of 14 two- and four-year colleges in five states that were awarded College Completion Grants.
Alverno College will hold its 154th commencement this weekend as 148 students walk across the Pitman Theatre stage (39th St. and Morgan Ave.) to receive their undergraduate degrees. The ceremony will be on December 17 at 2 p.m. Forty-eight master’s candidates will receive their degrees from Alverno on Friday, December 16, at 7:00 p.m.
lverno College is hosting a forum on the potential mutual learning opportunities and collaborations between colleges and communities. A dialogue between community leaders, educators and graduate students will explore how colleges can intentionally contribute to the needs of local, global and professional communities, and how communities can provide connections and the learning opportunities that students need in order to develop leadership and stewardship capabilities.
Alverno College will close on presidential Election Day in order to give students, faculty and staff a chance to practice effective citizenship, one of the College’s eight trademark abilities. In addition, about 50 Alverno College students will be actively involved in the political process working at the polls for the upcoming Nov. 8 elections.
The Alverno Community Conference, an annual day of learning that provides an opportunity for the extended Alverno community to share current research around a central theme, will be held on Friday, November 11, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and will explore the theme: Embracing Diversity: A Mindful Approach to Inclusion.
In response to demand and the increasingly complex health care landscape, Alverno College is launching a post-master’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree and the first doctorate offering at the college. The program is for nurses looking to increase their marketability and maximize their potential for career growth. Alverno’s JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing is fully accredited and widely recognized as one of Wisconsin’s top nursing programs.