Thank you for celebrating with us!

 OCTOBER 22, 2022

Our Event Chair for the evening

Laura Lutter Cole

Laura Lutter Cole

Laura Lutter Cole is the National Account Executive for VISIT Milwaukee and Immediate Past President for Professional Dimensions.

Our Distinguished Honorees

Mary Saldana

Mary Saldana

Distinguished Alumna Award

Mary Saldana is a proud alumna of Milwaukee Teacher Education Center currently known as Urban Learning Collaborative. After 26 years of dedicated service at Riley School, Morgandale School, and Kagel School, Mary recently retired from the Milwaukee Public School system.

Dr. Jeanette Mitchell

Dr. Jeanette Mitchell

Legacy Award

Jeanette Mitchell, Ed.D. is currently Chief Creative Officer for her consulting business, Leadership By Dr. Jeanette (LBDJ).  LBDJ works in creative partnerships to direct, design and manage leadership development programs throughout the Greater Milwaukee community.

Walter Lanier

Walter Lanier

Trailblazer Award

Walter Lanier is a husband, father, lawyer, pastor, teacher, educator, and social entrepreneur with a deep commitment to being a liberating force in Milwaukee. In February 2022, Lanier became the President and CEO of the African American Leadership Alliance Milwaukee (AALAM).

Johannah Karstedt St. John

Johannah Karstedt St. John

Rising Star Award

Johannah Karstedt St. John is a leader in women’s professional advancement and joined Northwestern Mutual’s Field Diversity and Inclusion team as Senior Director Diversity & Inclusion in 2020.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

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Northwestern Mutual

John J. Peterburs, Ph.D. & Jill M. Miller

Life Empowered Consulting Services

Pastor W. Aaron Robbins & Dr. Laci Coppins Robbins

Sponsorship opportunities are still available!

Please contact Katie Sparks at ksparks@urban-learning.org for more info.