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Alvernia students get published

Date: 12/13/2010

Sixteen Alvernia COM 330: News and Feature Writing students were published in the December 2010 issue of Berks County Living magazine. Professor Sue Guay has been pairing student-authors and the magazine for several years.

This group's writing features the annual Best of Berks winners. In addition, their work will appear online for

Alvernia's newest published authors are:

Tim Ahlquist
Jordan Bartolomeo
Erika Boone
Kristen Byrne
Chris Farley
Brian Farrer
Michelle Jensen
Alyssa Koehler
Brian Nerney
Tom Perkins
Emily Rabadi
Danielle Regimbal
Jeff Smith
Nick Spiezio
Stefan Thompson
Matt Tunis

Photography by Alvernia adjunct Heidi Reuter is also featured prominatly in the issue.

Click here to visit Berks County Living online.


  • 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.