As she neared the end of high school, Clare Kelnhofer's future had its share of uncertainties. But where she'd go to college wasn't one — at least at first.
Kelnhofer, of Brandon, had decided she'd go to Holy Family College — the only college she'd applied to. The fit was perfect: the right size, the right values, passionate professors, close proximity to family in Manitowoc.
The school recruited her to play basketball. She won a prestigious, full tuition scholarship to pursue a degree in actuarial science.
Then, without warning, Holy Family announced May 7 that the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity had decided to close the college at the end of the summer term.