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Senior Class Gift

Date: 8/15/2008

New Adirondack chairs get regular use on campus.

Each year, the graduating senior class leaves a legacy or way for the College to remember them by way of a Class Gift. The Senior Class Gift

Committee and their classmates decide on a different gift for the College every year.
Last year’s seniors raised $2,615 for their class gift of Adirondack chairs for the campus. The chairs have been a big hit with students and are rarely found unoccupied. 

The class of 2007 raised $2,410 for the large post clock located by the walking path between Veronica Hall, Judge Hall, and the Library.

You can help the Alvernia class of 2009 by giving their fundraisers, or by contacting Susan Martz (x1901)

  • 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.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • 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 intercollegiate sports.