Alverno College Will Hold its 147th Commencement on May 17 and 18

May 14, 2013

Alverno College will hold its 147th commencement this weekend as 172 students walk across the Pitman Theatre stage (39th St. and Morgan Ave.) to receive their undergraduate degrees. The ceremony will be on May 18 at 2 p.m. Forty master’s candidates will receive their degrees from Alverno on Friday, May 17, 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 Allicia Washington-White, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in English; the undergraduate invocation will be given by Carissa Herhuth, who will receive a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy; and the student address, “Who Do You Think You’re Not?” will be given by Sasheene Denny, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. The graduate commencement invocation will be given by Diana Moro Goane, who will receive a Master of Business Administration degree. A champagne reception will follow the graduate commencement ceremony. Washington-White, Denny and Herhuth are Milwaukee residents, and Goane is from Muskego.
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 two years in a row, Alverno College was ranked first in the Midwest for 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 35 major program 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 our website at or call 414-382-6100.

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