Rose Oliva graduated from Alverno College with a BS in Medical Technology which included a yearlong internship at St. Lukes’ Hospital. Oliva worked mostly in the Milwaukee area in her field, but most recently in Racine at the Aurora Cancer Clinic. During her career she served MATC and Concordia College as a board member in their Health Science Programs. Oliva was a clinical lab instructed Hematology and Coagulation for internship students. Oliva retired three years ago after 50 years on the job. In addition to being an Osher member, she devotes many hours to Interfaith. Oliva was one of the founding fathers or (mothers?) of Southwest Interfaith. She sits on the advisory boards of both Southwest Interfaith and Southshore Interfaith. Because of her volunteerism she was awarded the “Living Life to the Fullest ” Award this past spring at their Pearls of Wisdom annual award dinner.