Start Date: 11/8/2011
5:00 pm End Date: 11/8/2011
6:30 pm Location: Bernardine Franciscan Conference Center Price: Free and open to the public Sponsor: Holleran Center for Community Engagement and the O'Pake Institute for Ethics, Leadership, & Public Service Contact: Please contact the Holleran Center for Community Engagement at 610-790-1925 or at email@example.com for more information.
Facts & Figures
History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts
college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded
university status in 2008.
Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles
from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern
Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500
traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780
graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth
Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and
member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s