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Sister Joel Read, education trailblazer, dies at 91

Statement from Alverno College on the death of Sister Joel Read

By - May 26th, 2017 10:23 am

It is with profound sadness that we learned of the death of Sister Joel Read, Alverno’s beloved president for 35 years and a trailblazer in the education of women and higher education reform internationally. Her vision led to groundbreaking new educational curriculum, which forever changed the way we teach, and her impact can be felt around the world. Sister Joel believed with every fiber of her being in Alverno’s mission to nourish the personal and professional development of women, and her legacy will continue to inspire us every day. We vow, in the name of Sister Joel, to continue our work of educating women to be leaders in their personal and professional lives today and every day. She will be deeply missed.

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