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Dr. Mary Spencer, RN, MSN
Director of Career Services
MSOE University

Dr. Spencer holds a diploma in nursing from Milwaukee County General Hospital School of Nursing, BSN in nursing from Carroll College and Columbia College, a MSN in Administration/Conflict Resolution from Marquette University, and doctorates in Education from Walden University. She is currently the director of Career Services and adjunct assistant professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and has held a leadership role at the university since 1996. She has held numerous other leadership positions throughout her career that aided in her professional growth. She is a member of the American Association of University women (AAUW), Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society of Education), Sigma Theta Tau (Honor Society in Nursing), and Pi Eta Delta Sorority. She serves on several boards that are dedicated to empowering individuals who are underserved; executive and advisory board positions for the Milwaukee Center For Independence (MCFI), president of Milwaukee Exposure and Explorer Project (MEEP), and secretary of Best Buddies of Wisconsin.



Ethel Davenport, MSN-HCSM, RN
Nurse Education Coordinator
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

Ethel has been a Registered Nurse at the VA Medical Center for 25 years. During her tenure, she has completed a green belt project working with the VA’s lean system, and an extensive, statistics-driven program to make student on-boarding a seamless process. Ethel is a current part-time instructor at MATC for the Nursing Assistant program. She is on the advisory board of Cardinal Stritch University, and is a member of the Southeast Wisconsin Nursing Alliance.

Ethel has successfully chaired the Salute to African American Veterans Program for the last two years. Additionally, she is the current President of the VA Staff Nurses Council that has a bargaining unit of 800 registered nurses, where she successfully bargained a new contract, and fights for the rights of her Veteran patients and peers. She has worked with the American Federation of Teachers on the Racial Equity Task Force to improve the lives of African Americans.

Ethel received her ADN from MATC, BSN from Cardinal Stritch University, and her MSN from Loyola University New Orleans.


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LaTasha Langdon
IT Project Manager

Langdon has a Bachelor – Milwaukee School of Engineering and MBA – Cardinal Stritch University. She also holds a PMP (Project Management Professional) and certificate in Six sigma green belt. She has over 10 years project experience Hardware & software, Financial System, Phone Systems, Employee Development, Construction. Her previous employment includes Mark Travel/Trisept Solutions, Time Warner Cable, Marcus Hotels & Resorts, and Johnson Controls. She is also owner of Divine Destinies where she works with phenomenal current and future leaders.


AlKatrine Patterson Iyasele
Instructor of Mathematics
Milwaukee Area Technical College

Teaching for 25 years, Patterson Iyasele, received her B.S. degree in Industrial Safety Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and a M.S. degree in Mathematics from Alabama State University. She is a board member of the New Testament Christian Academy. She is a proud mother of two adult boys and devoted wife to Theophilus who is also an alumnus of MSOE. AlKatrine has devoted her total teaching career working with students that have developed a fear/dislike for math. She challenges herself to find ways to reach the students where they are and bring them up to where they should be. AlKatrine says she does not understand why people are not embarrassed to admit that they can’t do 5th grade math but the same people would not admit they could not read a 5th grade book.



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Sheila Washburn
Program Director, Applications Development
GE Healthcare

Sheila has been with GE Healthcare for 27 years and is a graduate of GE’s Edison Engineering Program. She has more than 24 years of experience in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) business where she has held a variety of roles in the software, systems, and advanced technology areas. In her current role as Program Director of Applications, Sheila is responsible for the delivery of state-of-the-art MR applications that are aligned with market and customer needs.

Sheila is actively involved in the GE Girls program which is aimed at encouraging middle and high-school girls to become passionate about STEM Careers. She also enjoys mentoring women both informally and through various GE diversity groups such as Women in Technology and the Asian Pacific American Forum.

Sheila holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University and Bachelor’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a certified FastWorks coach and a Six Sigma Black Belt. Sheila holds four patents and in 2007 was the recipient of UW Milwaukee Computer Science Departmental Alumnus Award.