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Children with Hairloss

Date: 3/26/2010

Alvernia community members donated 117 ponytails this week totaling 1,137.5 inches of hair (enough to make 11 wigs)—to the Children with Hairloss organization. Christan Daniels (Schuylkill) gave the longest donation of 20 inches followed by Jen Reimert (registrar) with 18.5 inches. $1,586.48 was also donated to the cause.

Special thanks go out to Shear Style Salon (Wyomissing) whose stylists cut hair non-stop from 2:30PM-8:30PM on Wednesday. There was never an empty chair! See WFMZ’s live broadcast of the event.

A dozen Alvernia staff and faculty members shaved their heads to raise money for the cause.

In addition, BTI’s Deb Walters gave massages and Sweet Streets donated desserts.

  • 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.