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Alverno College will hold its 160th commencement on December 14 as 139 bachelor’s and associate students, 76 master’s candidates and three doctoral candidates walk across the Pitman Theatre stage to receive their degrees. The graduate ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception. The undergraduate ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m., and will also be followed by a reception.
Commencement activities for undergraduates will begin on Friday, December 13 with a Baccalaureate Mass at 4:00 p.m. in the Alverno College chapel, followed by a reception for degree candidates and their families. The undergraduate commencement introduction will be given by Leticia Escobar, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Adult Education. The undergraduate invocation will be given by Feige Bates, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Elective Studies. The student address, “The Recipe I Discovered at Alverno,” will be given by Brianna Walker, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. The graduate commencement invocation will be given by Jennifer Phipps, who will receive a Master of Business Administration. Escobar and Bates are Milwaukee residents, Walker is from Tomah, Wis., and Phipps lives in McFarland, Wis.
About Alverno College
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 areas 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.
A leader in higher education innovation, Alverno has earned international accolades for its highly effective ability-based, assessment-as-learning approach to education, which emphasizes hands-on experience and develops in-demand skills. The college, Wisconsin’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution, ranks among the top schools in the Midwest for its commitment to undergraduate teaching and innovation by U.S. News & World Report. For the past two years, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education named Alverno the country’s most inspiring college.
Based in Milwaukee, Wis., Alverno College is a four-year independent, Catholic, liberal arts college.