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For the past several years, the Alverno Alumnae Association has held an annual fundraiser to support the Alumnae Endowed Scholarship Fund. Today the need for scholarship money is greater than ever.

This year’s event, Take me out to Alverno, set for Wednesday, July 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the College’s alumnae courtyard and conference center, offers guests the opportunity to enjoy an evening with friends, faculty, student-athletes and the Klement’s Racing Sausages. In addition, we will be celebrating two Alverno alums -- S. Toni “Peanuts” Palermo ’66 and Jacqueline “Jackie Mattson” Baumgart ’76, who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

All-American Girls Professional Baseball

Several breweries, including Buffalo Water, Capital, Lakefront and Stonefly, will be offering tastings of their artisan beers, and Great Lakes Distillery is offering tastings of Rehorst vodkas and gins. A limited cash bar will also be available for our alumnae and guests that may not be beer enthusiasts but wouldn’t miss the opportunity for fun and friendship in support of scholarship.

This year’s auction is filled with many fun and interesting items including Brewers tickets, a tandem sky diving session, a Blush make-up party, spa packages, and much more. The grand prize raffle is a “Choose-Your-Own Championship” event with opportunities to attend professional baseball, golf, tennis, hockey, auto racing, horse racing or college bowl games. 


I invite you to join us for this wonderful evening as we celebrate America’s favorite summer pastime and support student scholarships. Please check out our website for more details and to register.

Best regards,     
Samantha Sobocinski '04
Assistant Director Alumnae Relations
414-382-6091 or

Alumnae Spotlight

Nursing alum appointed to federal Health Information Technology Standards Committee

Judy MurphyThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has named Judy (Wozny) Murphy ’75, vice president for information services at Aurora Health Care, to serve on the newly-created Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee, which is a 23-member federal advisory body to the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The appointment came from Kathleen Sebelius, the new Secretary of Health and Human Services. Murphy will serve a three year term, May 1, 2009 to May 1, 2012. The HIT Standards Committee is charged with making recommendations to the National Coordinator on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information.

"I am honored to serve on this important committee, and proud that my health information technology expertise, developed over the last 20 years, has been recognized in this way,” Murphy said.  “It is a credit to Aurora Health Care and to Wisconsin to be represented at the national level for input on using HIT to promote health care reform."

Murphy is also active with her alma mater. In 2008, she joined the Alverno Alumnae Association Board.

Upcoming Alumnae Events

Brewer LogoPrivate College Day at Miller Park
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs
Tuesday, September 22nd
7:05 p.m.

Alumnae, family and friends of Alverno College are invited to Private College Night on the Dew Deck in right field at Miller Park on September 22nd. We will be joined by alumni from other schools in the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Univeristies, including Concordia, Edgewood, Lakeland, Marian, Mount Mary, and MSOE, for a total of 260 partygoers. Get in on all the action and reserve your seats now! We have a limited number of tickets (first come, first served) You'll recieve a game ticket in the Dew Deck section, a special pre-game buffet and soft drinks (two beers included, too) for $69 per person. Transportation & parking costs not included. Click here to register.

Homecoming 2009Homecoming 2009
Thursday, October 8th - Sunday, October 11th

Join us for a fun-filled weekend, where we guarantee there will be something for everyone! Festivities begin on Thursday, October 8th with the opening of the Alumnae Art Show and end on Sunday, October 11th with the Annual Student Powder-puff Football Game, hosted by Alumnae in Training.  Watch your mail in September for registration materials and further event details. For more information and to be on the "early alert" mailing list, email or call the Alumnae Relations Office at 414-382-6090. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Campus Happenings
Alverno Presents

Celebrates 50 Years of Performing Arts

In 1959, at an age when most people think about retiring, Alverno's Sister Laura Lampe set out on an entirely new project – creating what was then the Society of Fine Arts and what is now known as Alverno Presents. Thanks to Sister Laura, Alverno Presents has turned the stage of the Pitman Theatre into a cultural crossroads and brought world class artists to Southeastern Wisconsin over the past 50 years. Our 09/10 Season video offers a taste of the outstanding artists who are joining the party. Click here to view this season's lineup.

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FacebookWe are proud to announce the new Alverno Alumnae Connections application built on the Facebook® platform!  When you log into Facebook and add the application to your profile, you will gain unlimited access to the Alum Online Community features and much more!  To add the application to your profile, visit our application home page and select "Add Application." Once you have added the application, you can select the hyperlink, "Link your Facebook account," to link your Facebook record to your Alverno Alum Online Community record.

For more detailed instructions on the process, you can also click here to view an instruction manual.

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