President's Newsletter March 2017


Joe Cicala (university life) was one of six individuals honored with “Making a Difference” awards by the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum of Reading, in late February. And even more special: the award was presented by his friend, alumnus John Pena.

After marching for life in Washington, D.C., and being interviewed by the Huffington Post and other media, Alvernia student Brianna Roberts, was chosen to pose a town hall question to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on CNN. > Read article in the Reading Eagle or > See the CNN video.

Five Alvernia students — Rebecca Dunst, ReJeana Goldsborough, Colton McLaughlin and Christopher Thomas — took part in the 2017 Presidential Inauguration though Alvernia’s partnership with The Washington Center this January. Led by speakers and panelists, the program extended for two weeks leading up to the big event, with attention to a variety of national policy issues. More than 340 students from across the nation participated in this year’s program.

Jodi Radosh, faculty mentor for the first-year student cohort of Reading Collegiate Scholars, is working with her students on a video submission for the competition in the category of “Why Reading Is Great Place to Live, Work, and Play.” The hope is that this project will develop team building skills, creativity, and a sense of pride in the community amongst the scholars.

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president's newsletter march 2017

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