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Transcultural nursing luncheon

Date: 5/3/2011

Transcultural nursing luncheon

More than 200 students, staff, faculty and administrators attended a recent transcultural nursing event planned by students.

The "Taste the World" luncheon was held Friday, April 29 in the Crusader Café and included a vast array of ethnic foods and cultural entertainment provided by Alvernia students.

Each year, nursing professor, Terri Adams, and Mary Lozada, from the Multicultural Initiatives office, assist students to plan the event.

Transcultural Nursing students and staff who served on the 2011 planning committee for the event are pictured above: (front row) Silena Michel, (second row left to right) Dayna Goheen, Maura Crowe, Molly Willis, Monica Frutos, Ann Gilhool, (third row left to right) Mary Lozada, Giang Tran, Abbey Mumma, Jessica Hughes, Rebecca Gounder, Alexandria Gaul, Tabitha Zafrany, Victoria Benozich, and Assistant Professor Terri Adams.

  • 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.