Spotlight on Excellence: Mary Kellner

“I want to give them hope.”

They are children living in Milwaukee’s most impoverished neighborhoods. The hope is an education. Mary Kellner (’78 MS Educational Psychology) is spreading her hope by handing out thousands of children’s books every year and promising full college scholarships to first-graders.

The UWM Alumni Association recently awarded Mary its 2012 Special Life Achievement Award. Watch this video and you’ll quickly see why.

Video by Mary Rinzel