Community Message: Kohl’s and Alverno College Announce Kohl Scholars for 2022-23

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Today, Alverno College and Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) announce the recipients of the Kohl’s Scholars for the 2022-23 academic year. Kohl’s Scholars program includes five $5,000 scholarships and opportunities to connect with Kohl’s female leaders.

The 2022-23 Kohl Scholars are:

  • Liliana De Leon, a junior from Milwaukee specializing in human biology
  • Sandra Gaytan Lopez, a Greenfield senior specializing in business and management
  • Andrea Herrera, a junior from Milwaukee specializing in human biology
  • Mariana Lopez-Mireles, sophomore at West Allis majoring in business and management
  • Akeyla Stubblefield, a sophomore from Milwaukee majoring in creative arts in practice

“The scholarship process represented Alverno and Kohl’s commitment to the advancement of women. I am thrilled to provide this opportunity to these five deserving students and grateful to be able to partner with Kohl’s to make this happen,” said Cheryl Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director of Career Development at Alverno College. “Our goal with this partnership is not only to support students financially, but to provide them with an experience of connecting with women who are making a difference within the Kohl’s organization, and to garner encouragement in those moments of mentorship as ‘they form their own career path.”

The Kohl’s Scholars program includes “A Day at Kohl’s,” a biannual event where female students will meet Kohl’s female leadership through a female leadership roundtable, tour corporate headquarters, and get a glimpse of what it’s like working in retail.

“We are proud to award five deserving Alverno students our first-ever Kohl’s Scholars Scholarship,” said Shanan Lesselyoung, Kohl’s senior vice president of human resources. “Kohl’s knows how valuable support, mentorship and first-hand work experience are in an individual’s career trajectory. For this reason, we are thrilled to offer this scholarship and networking opportunity to our five Kohl’s Scholars as they pursue their education and strive to discover their career paths.

Current Alverno undergraduate students were eligible for the scholarship, and priority was given to first-generation students and/or women of color, with preference given to sophomores or freshmen majoring in business, communication or STEM fields. Students were also chosen based on their understanding of Kohl’s philosophy of community service and their understanding of Alverno’s Eight Abilities – Analysis, Aesthetic Engagement, Communication, Effective Citizenship, Global Perspective, Problem Solving, Social Interaction and value in decision-making.

About Alverno College

Founded in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, Alverno College fosters the academic, personal, and professional development of its students in a collaborative and inclusive environment. Undergraduate programs for women are offered in more than 60 fields of study, and graduate programs in education, nursing, community psychology, school psychology, music therapy, music and liturgy, and business are open to women and men.

A leader in higher education innovation, Alverno has received international accolades for his highly effective approach to capability-based education and assessment as learning, which emphasizes hands-on experience and develops in-demand skills. The college, Wisconsin’s premier Hispanic-serving institution, is ranked among the best schools in the Midwest for its commitment to undergraduate education and innovation by U.S. News & World Report. For two years, the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education has named Alverno the nation’s most inspirational college.

Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Alverno College is an independent four-year Catholic liberal arts college.

About Kohls

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer. With over 1,100 stores in 49 states and the online convenience of and the Kohl’s app, Kohl’s offers amazing national and exclusive brands at incredible savings for families nationwide. Kohl’s is in a unique position to deliver on its strategy and vision to be the most trusted retailer of choice for the active, casual lifestyle. Kohl’s is committed to advancing its diversity and inclusion commitments, as well as the company’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) management. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit For more information on Kohl’s impact in the community or how to join our winning team, visit or follow @KohlsNews on Twitter.

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