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Caron Treatment Center renames educational award to honor Sr. Pacelli

Date: 5/5/2010


The Caron Treatment Center will hold its annual community service awards breakfast—honoring individuals from the local community—on Wednesday, May 12. The ceremony pays tribute to people who work in human services fields, such as addictions or community leadership.

In memory of Sister M. Pacelli, who died this past February, the Caron Treatment Center will be renaming their Educational Excellence Award to the Sister M. Pacelli Staskiel Educational Excellence Award. The award may be presented to an individual or organization. 

Alvernia’s president, Dr. Thomas F. Flynn, will present this year’s inaugural award to Matthew Horst, Student Assistance Program (SAP) coordinator at Muhlenberg High School, and the SAP team at Brandywine Heights Area School District.

The event will be held in the Abraham Lincoln Wyndham Historic Hotel, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 7:30 a.m.


Visit the Alvernia news archives to read more about Sister Pacelli’s 60-year legacy at Alvernia University.

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  • 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.