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Two students received Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership degrees during December 2011 graduation ceremonies. Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Scott Ballantyne (Barbera's dissertation chair), graduate Mary Lynch Barbera, Dr. Tufan Tiglioglu (Ph.D. program director), graduate Alicia Haberski Sprow, and Dr. Spencer Stober (Sprow's dissertation chair). Barbera and Sprow are the first Ph.D. graduates in Alvernia's history.


More than 275 seniors graduatied from Alvernia University on Sun., Dec. 18. 

Graduating senior, Matthew A. Wertz delivered a student address before crossing the stage to receive his Master’s in Business Administration degree. Wertz, who received his Bachelor’s degree from Alvernia in 1986, returned after serving 20 years in the military.

Father William Hultberg, O.S.F.S., director of clinical pastoral services was awarded an honorary degree of humane letters, and delivered a stirring commencement address to graduating students and their families. As a spiritual advisor for Caron Treatment Centers, Father "Bill" offers spiritual and religious counseling to recovering addicts and their families.

Looking for photos from the hooding ceremony and Baccalaureate Mass? Find them here, with photos from Commencement. Both events were held in the Physical Education Center on main campus.


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