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.
Commencement activities for undergraduates will begin with an 11 a.m. liturgy in the Alverno College chapel, followed by a brunch for degree candidates and their families. The undergraduate commencement introduction will be given by Kadijiha Jones, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication; the undergraduate invocation will be given by Pamela Moore, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication; and the student address, “Not What, But Who,” will be given by Megan Blankschien, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Management. The graduate commencement invocation will be given by Ruth Christiansen, who will receive a Master of Science degree in Nursing. A champagne reception will follow the graduate commencement ceremony. Blankschien, Jones and Moore are Milwaukee residents, and Christiansen is from Clinton, Wis.
About Alverno College
Alverno College, a four-year independent, Catholic, liberal arts college for women, exists to promote the personal and professional development of its students. The college has earned accolades and respect internationally for its highly effective ability-based, assessment-as-learning approach to education, and has consulted with three U.S. presidential administrations on accountability and outcomes in higher education. For the last seven years, Alverno College has been ranked one of the top five schools in the Midwest doing “the best job of educating undergrads” by U.S. News & World Report. Educators from throughout the world visit Alverno to learn about its proven, student-centered teaching methods.
Alverno offers more than 60 major areas of study, including graduate programs in education, nursing, community psychology and business that are open to women and men. For more information about Alverno, visit www.alverno.edu or call 414-382-6100.