President's Newsletter March 2014

Other Good People

Schuylkill County native Cynthia Mensch is the new director of our Schuylkill Center. She brings considerable teaching and administrative experience to the position. Kimberly Whalen has been appointed assistant director for the center. She will focus on the MBA and Pre-K-4 undergraduate programs.

The Educational Planning Center welcomed Megan King as the new academic learning specialist. Also new to the EPC is graduate assistant Kay Oliver who will coordinate testing and assist students.

Vice President for University Life Joe Cicala is heading the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Initiative of NASPA, the national association for student life administrators. Alvernia is serving as the lead consulting institution for the project, and Joe presented at NASPA’s annual conference about this initiative.

Jay Worrall, director of the Holleran Center, was elected vice chair of the Berks County Parks and Recreation Board and became a founding member of the Ready.Set.READ board of directors. He is also a member of the board of the Berks Coalition to End Homelessness and is president of the board of the Antietam Valley Community Partnership. 

University Life interns Kyle Dillman and Cristina Urena are partnering with the Franco Library and the O’Pake Institute to host Alvernia’s participation in the nationwide screening of the film “Inequality for All” and an interactive post-screening discussion with former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.

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president's newsletter march 2014

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