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Irving Shain was born in Seattle, Washington on January 2, 1926. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946, then received a B.S. (1949) and Ph.D. (1952), both in chemistry, from the University of Washington.


Katharine C. Lyall was the fifth president of the University of Wisconsin System and its first woman president. The UW System has 26 campuses and serves 160,000 students.


Sister Joel Read was Alverno College's sixth president and served in that capacity from 1968-2003. Prior to her presidency, Sister Joel was appointed to the Alverno faculty as a history professor in 1955.

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