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Term: Read, Sister Joel (Janice) 1926 -

Definition:

educator, women’s rights activist; b. Chicago, Dec. 30, 1926.

After receiving her B.A. in history from Alverno College in 1948 and her M.A. in history from Fordham University, Sister Read went on to serve as the sixth and longest-serving president of Alverno College. Her 35-year tenure (1968-2003) is believed to have made her the longest-sitting college president in U.S. history. Read joined the School Sisters of Saint Francis in 1942. With Sister Austin Doherty, she presided over the college’s curriculum reform, implementing an abilities-based curriculum. The success of the new curriculum became the focus of many studies and gained Alverno an international reputation for innovation in higher education. Sister Read retired from her position as president of Alverno College in 2003, but has remained active in education reform working with the Milwaukee Public School system.

Sister Read led the implementation of the first weekend college program in Wisconsin. She was recognized often for her work in higher education, including the Pope John XXIII Award (Viterbo, 1977), the Anne Roe Award (Harvard, 1980), the Morris T. Keeton Award (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 1992), the Lifetime Leadership Award (Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership, 2000), and the Reverand Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC Award (Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, 2012). She holds numerous honorary doctorates.

Sister Read was also a prominent leader in the American women’s movement, beginning in the 1960s. She attended the 1966 National Organization for Women (NOW) conference in Washington, D.C. and was elected to the national board. She was named a presidential appointee to the United States Commission for the Celebration of International Women’s Year in 1975-56.

Sources: Sharing a Century: The First Hundred Years of Teaching at Alverno; Love, Barbara J. Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975; Sister Joel Read, “We all have a stake in MPS.” Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin Business News, 2008 (www.biztimes.com/news/2008/4/4/we-all-have-a-stake-in-mps); Stanek, Mary Ellen. “Sister Joel Read, S.S.S.F. University Honors: Marquette University" (Honorary Degree Recipient, May 18, 2003; www.marquette.edu/universityhonors/honors_read.shtml). Wisconsin Women’s Network: 1960’s Chronology of Recent Highlights of Wisconsin’s Women’s Movement (1962-1977) (http://wiwomensnetwork.org/resources/publications/chronone1).

[Source: Submitted by Nicole Vielleux of Alverno College. See citations above.]

98 records found

Race, John A. 1914
Radcliffe, John Q. 1920
Radcliffe, Margaret Porter
Radisson, Pierre Esprit 1636 - 1710
Radosevich, Michele G. 1947
Radtke, Randall J. 1951
Rafn, Carl Christian, 1795-1864
Ragueneau, Fr. Paul, 1608-1680
Randall, Clifford Ellsworth 1876 - 1934
Randall, Gov. Alexander W. (1819-1872)
Rankin, Joseph 1833 - 1886
Rankin, Walter Laurie 1841 - 1910
Raskin, Ellen 1928 - 1984
Rasmusen, Holger B. 1894
Read, Sister Joel (Janice) 1926 -
Reaume, Charles 1752 - 1821
Reber, Louis Ehrhart 1858 - 1948
Red Bird, Ho-Chunk chief, 1788 - 1828
Reed, Curtis 1815 - 1895
Reed, George 1807 - 1883
Reed, Harrison 1813 - 1899
Reed, William W. 1825 - 1916
Reese, Oliver William, 1924 - 2005
Reformed Churches in Wisconsin
Reger, Fred C. 1916
Rehnquist, William H., 1924-2005
Reich, Frank Albert 1884 - 1946
Reid, Alexander James 1846 - 1910
Reilly, Michael Kieran 1869 - 1944
Reinsch, Paul Samuel 1869 - 1923
Reuss, Henry S. 1912-2002
Rexford, Eben Eugene 1848 - 1916
Reymert, James De Noon 1821 - 1896
Reynolds, Edwin 1831 - 1909
Reynolds, John W. 1921
Reynolds, Martin L. 1950
Reynolds, Tom 1956
Rhoades, Kitty 1951
Rhode, Paul Peter 1871 - 1945
Rice, Ora R. 1885
Rich, Martin 1835 - 1915
Richards, Harry Sanger 1868 - 1929
Richards, Jon 1963
Richardson, Robert Kimball 1876 - 1952
Riddles, Libby (born 1956)
Riehle, Ben A. 1897
Rigaud de Vaudreuil de Cavagnial, Pierre de, Marqu
Rigaud de Vaudreuil, Philippe de, Marquis de Vaudr
Riley, Antonio R. 1963
Rincker, Leroy Carl 1896 - 1953
Rindisbacher, Peter 1806 - 1834
Ringling [Rungeling], Albert 1852 - 1916
Risser, Fred 1927
Roberts, Virgil 1922
Robertson, Alan S. 1941
Robinson, Charles D. 1822 - 1886
Robinson, John H. 1955
Robinson, Robert P. 1884 - 1953
Robson, Judith Biros
Roessler, Carol A. 1948
Roethe, Henry Edgar 1866 - 1939
Rogers, William J. 1930
Roggensack, Patience Drake 1940
Rohan, Sue 1952
Rohl, Edwin C. 1908
Rohner, Henry 1919
Rolette, [Jean] Joseph 1781 - 1842
Rolle, Dale J. 1923
Rolle, Everett E. 1919
Romell, Louis C. 1899
Rooney, James F. 1935
Root, Eleazer 1802 - 1887
Rose, David Stuart 1856 - 1932
Roseleip, Gordon W. 1912
Rosenzweig, Peggy A. 1936
Roshell, Marvin J. 1932
Ross, Edward Allsworth 1866 - 1951
Ross, John Donald 1841 - 1917
Ross, William 1888 - 1951
Roth, Toby 1938
Rothwell, Angus B. 1905
Rountree, John Hawkins 1805 - 1890
Rubin, Ben 1887 - 1942
Rublee, Horace 1829 - 1896
Rude, Brian D. 1955
Rueping [Ruping], William ["Heinrich","Wilhelm"] 1
Ruger, Gen. Thomas H. (1833-1907)
Rusk, Gov. Jeremiah M. (1830-1893)
Russell, Harry Luman 1866 - 1954
Russians in Wisconsin
Rusy, Benjamin Franklin 1894 - 1953
Rutkowski, James A. 1942
Ryan, Edward George 1810 - 1880
Ryan, Mark W. 1924
Ryan, Paul 1970
Ryan, Samuel [Jr.] 1824 - 1907
Ryba, John Joseph 1929
Ryczek, Ervin John 1909

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