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When you support Edgewood College, you support students and alumni who make an impact on campus, in the classroom, and in the communities they serve.


Halie's Class

Halie Fass '15 didn’t start her senior year in the classrooms at Edgewood College. Instead, she journeyed to the classrooms of Cuernavaca, Mexico to further develop her teaching skills, Spanish fluency, and to embrace the culture and children of “the city of eternal spring.” Mexico is one of 50 countries that our students travel to for study, internship, and volunteerism. After Mexico, Halie will return to student teaching at Royal Oaks Elementary in Sun Prairie. Halie graduated in May 2015, making her the first in her family to graduate from college.


In April, Shah-Jahan Dodwad ’14 received the prestigious Dominican Scholars award for his impact both in and out of the classroom. He graduated cum laude with a BS in Biology. While a student, Shah-Jahan volunteered at the UW Hospital, Meals on Wheels, and Savory Sunday, a group that serves meals to Madison’s homeless community. His commitment to volunteerism is shared by many at the College. Each year, our undergraduate students contribute more than 230,000 hours of service to the community. 

Sabrina Aiello

Nursing alumna Sabrina Aiello '15 was all smiles on her first day of her summer externship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee. “It’s important to keep positive, to keep smiling, even when you know the children and families you’re caring for are facing the most difficult and devastating health challenges of their lives.” She is this year’s recipient of a nursing scholarship developed by alumna Lucy Keane ’84. Sabrina has already received her first job offer at St. Jude - six months before she plans to graduate. 



Maureen and Daughters

Maureen Fleming ’74 says, “My continued strength and motivation comes from so many, especially the love, values, understanding and support of my Edgewood College family.” On September 21, 2013, Maureen tragically lost her son Matthew to a drug overdose. Through her journey of sorrow and hope, Maureen and daughters Erin and Cathaleen founded Serenity Family Outreach to provide education, support and hope to individuals and families struggling with drug addiction. The nonprofit organization recently held a 5K run/walk with over 400 participants, including over 20 of Maureen’s classmates and friends from Edgewood College.


Through an internship at the College, veteran Sherri Smith '16 launched a local chapter of a national organization that uses cycling to support veterans. “They might feel like they don’t want to get out and experience things with people. But somehow or another, when they’re on that bike… They’ve told me that’s the one time they’re free. They have that exhilaration. You get healthier, you feel better about yourself, and it’s just beautiful.” Edgewood College currently serves more than 150 veterans and their dependents.