Joanne O’Malley Pier was highly praised in an article in the winter issue of the Marquette University Magazine. The article recalled that some 30 years ago Joanne, a graduate of Marquette’s nursing program and by then the Milwaukee, WI, university’s first female trustee, had come over to a women’s dormitory to share her knowledge and experience with resident assistants charged with mentoring the dorm’s residents. “She came to the residence hall that night . . . to listen to a small group of young women talk about their experiences, view the world through their eyes and encourage them to reflect on where God might be leading them. No topic seemed too daunting.”

Posted: July 6, 2010