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Answering The Call

The careers of two nurses and Winona State University graduates began similarly, focused on caring for one patient at a time. Then they rose, practically parallel, to positions directing the delivery of care to patients at the two largest healthcare institutions in the region.

Mary Lu Gerke ’95 is vice president for nursing services at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Just across town, Diane Holmay ’76 | ‘89 is vice president for nursing services and patient care at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare. Hundreds of nurses learn from them. Grow with them. Are inspired by their example. Read more...

Star Struck

“Stardust is the source of all life and matter,” said Nancy Jannik when relating her vision for the Science Laboratory Center atrium to sculptor Larry Kirkland. His interpretation of Jannik’s vision is featured in the book, Natural Histories:  Public Art by Larry Kirkland, a retrospective of the internationally renowned artist’s work. Read more...

Born To Fly

Born in 1920, the year the Nineteenth Amendment gave American women the right to vote, and in the same decade when Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh soared from obscurity, it’s little wonder that Ethel Meyer Finley ’41 set her eyes and heart on the sky. Read more...

Political Action

In the fall of 2007, Gifty Amarteifio arrived at Winona State University and, like many new students, had little idea of what she wanted to major in, let alone what career path she might take. Fast forward to the spring of 2011, and Amarteifio is ready to graduate with a double major in Political Science and Public Administration, while building an impressive record of public service, civic engagement, and leadership. Read more...

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