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Alumni Association

Welcome to the MIAD Alumni Association, a community of MIAD/MSA/Layton Alumni that promotes creative expression, camaraderie and generosity through activities and events to benefit the college and its community.

Click through the links to find out more about the Alumni Association and its Council and how you can connect with your fellow alums.

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Meet Your Alumni Representatives

Katherine Lanigan

MIAD is thrilled to welcome Katherine Lanigan as the new part-time Alumni Coordinator.

Katherine has worked in the Advertising, Higher Education and Tech industries. She joins MIAD from Parsons, The New School for Design, where she managed employer outreach for the school, as well as extensive relationships with alumni and event management.

She will serve as a central point of support to the Alumni Council. She will also communicate with alumni thorugh the monthly e-newsletter and coordinate alumni events.

Katherine Lanigan




The MIAD Alumni Association offers benefits ranging from discounts on art supplies to library use and career services.


Receive MIAD Alumni E-Communications

MIAD partners with Google Apps to offer free e-mail accounts to all alumni. Members of each graduating class automatically receive an address when their student e-mails are closed; all other alumni may request one by contacting Include your first name, last name, graduation year, desired user name and an existing e-mail account for receipt of your new account information.

Receive the Alumni Association’s monthly e-newsletter and special events invites by updating your Professional Profile Form.

Have news or an event you would like to share in the alumni monthly e-newsletter? Send the details in an e-mail to Katherine Lanigan at

Whether you use the free e-mail address or your own, you’ll receive information about the creative endeavors of alumni in Milwaukee and throughout the world, current MIAD exhibits and public events, and alumni social networking opportunities.


Join the Alumni Online Community

MIAD alumni have numerous opportunities to network online:


Join the Alumni Council

The MIAD Alumni Association Council is the all-volunteer representative body of the MIAD Alumni Association. Members serve through four committees: Governance, Strategic Planning, Development and Membership.

If you would like to join the Council, which meets every odd month of the year, or help plan events, contact Katherine Lanigan, MIAD Alumni Coordinator, at 414‑847‑3243 or


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