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Alverno College

Alverno College
Motto In Sanctitate et Doctrina
Motto in English
In Holiness and Learning
Established 1887
Type Private Roman Catholic Women's College
Affiliation School Sisters of St. Francis (Roman Catholic Church)
Endowment $16.7 million[1]
President Mary J. Meehan, Ph.D
Dean Kathleen O'Brien, SSSF
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 2,815 [2]
Undergraduates 2,387
Postgraduates 428
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Nickname Inferno
Mascot "Blaze"
Alverno College Fall 2011

Alverno College is a Roman Catholic, four-year, independent, liberal arts college, historically and still primarily a women's college located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


  • History 1
  • Educational programs 2
  • Athletics 3
  • Alumni 4
  • Faculty 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Chartered in 1887 as St. Joseph's Normal School, Alverno became Alverno Teachers College in 1936. It adopted its current name in 1946.[3]

Educational programs

Alverno has weekday and weekend undergraduate programs, as well as a coeducational Master of Arts program for teachers and business professionals, the Alverno MBA, and a Master of Science in nursing. The Weekend College was opened in 1977 as the first alternative time-frame program in Milwaukee to serve working women in the Milwaukee area. It is still primarily a women's college. The baccalaureate degree programs, residences, etc. are still open only to women; graduate degree programs are open to both women and men.


Alverno College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Inferno are a member of the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC). Alverno was also a member of the Lake Michigan Conference until the spring of 2006. Women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.




  1. ^ As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ Songe, Alice. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. Scarecrow Press (Metuchen, NJ: 1978), p. 6

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