President's Newsletter October 2014


Alvernia’s Veterans Center officially opened last month as a resource center and a hub of activities and programs for the approximately 90 active duty, reserve and military veterans enrolled at the university. Located in Bernardine Hall, the center has become a popular meeting and gathering spot for veterans, students and friends.

Renovations of teaching and learning spaces in the Nursing Resource Center will now serve both undergraduate and graduate programming. A state-of-the-art health assessment laboratory and classroom were developed to meet the needs of expanding student numbers and curriculum.

A $2.7 million project to upgrade Angelica Park got an initial boost from a $1 million state grant. The effort includes repaving St. Bernardine St. (the main artery through the park), replacing a bridge and installing walkways, bike paths and street lighting. Efforts to secure additional funding needed to begin the project are underway. In an exciting related development, the Berks County Conservancy recently announced plans to build a $3 million headquarters in Angelica Park.

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president's newsletter october 2014

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