Almost 400 seniors graduated from Alvernia University on Saturday, May 14, 2011 during a commencement ceremony, held in the Sovereign Center’s Reading Eagle Theatre.
Allison L. Blair of Shillington, Pa., delivered a student address before crossing the stage to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. In addition, Ruth Elaine Smith, Sinking Spring, Pa., served as the ceremonial tassel turner. Smith (who boasts a 4.0 GPA) was one of six students graduating from the new Master of Science in Nursing program.
Jim S. Boscov, longtime member of Alvernia's Board of Trustees, was recognized with Trustee Emeritus status and Marie A. Dennis was awarded an honorary degree.
In addition, the entire Class of 1961 (Mrs. Helen Archer, Dr. Marie Nowakowski, Mrs. Theresa Pierce, and Sr. Mary Joseph Tirpak) crossed the stage one more time in celebration of their 50th anniversary.
Photos of each graduate on stage will soon available on the Kopicki Photography website.
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2011!