President's Newsletter July 2013

News Flashes

Alvernia has been named as one of’s Best Catholic Colleges in America. The designation recognizes our academic programs, student satisfaction and commitment to fostering the development of “ethical leaders with moral courage.”  

New Alumni Association chapters have been added in Northern New Jersey and Berks County. Both are planning fall events. In addition, beginning this fall, the Admission Office will offer all regional alumni chapters the opportunity to assist in promoting Alvernia to prospective students. 

The Student Government Association raised more than $2,250 to support our emerging Alternative Break program with the Bernardine Sisters in the Dominican Republic.

Freshman Ricky Bruno was the first male track & field student-athlete in school history to qualify for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship. Ricky, the MAC Indoor and Outdoor Rookie of the Year, joined four-time participant and All-American Melissa Fellenbaum (who was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District team) at this year’s event in LaCrosse, Wis.  

Alvernia’s baseball team had three student-athletes earn All-American honors after their championship season. Junior pitcher Mike Weinhold was named an American Baseball Coaches Association All-American while teammates Kevin Becker-Meditto and Leon Stimpson were named to the All-American Team.

Academic performances of student-athletes continue to improve. The cumulative GPA for all male student-athletes increased from 2.8 to 3.0, while the GPA of female student-athletes increased from 3.2 to 3.3. The top three teams were women's (3.5) and men's tennis (3.4) and field hockey (3.4).

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president's newsletter july 2013

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