Alvernia is anchored in the liberal arts, which allows our students to graduate with the abilities required to add immediate value in our rapid and ever-evolving world. Employers from the for-profit, nonprofit and public sectors hire our students because they know they are getting high performers who are problem solvers, critical thinkers, effective and persuasive communicators, relationship builders and adaptable professionals. Below are a few of our highest performers.
David Ruppert '21
Ruppert faced challenges while transitioning from his military career to university life. But once he found his footing, he reached out to support and inspire others.
Steve Bentz ’83
Bentz worked his way up the ladder at the Hershey Co., eventually getting named global director of the World Travel Retail Division. In this role, Bentz has traveled to 60 countries and developed a thriving business that targets the international duty-free market.
George Clement '94
Clement has built a niche career in entertainment product licensing and collaborative promotional deals in his role as General Motors brand marketing executive.
Junior Bernard '14
Bernard’s post-graduation journey has been winding. And yet Bernard, who grew up in poverty in Haiti, believes God is at work in his life and has placed him exactly where he should be.
Abby Wells '19
Wells in 2019 became the first Alvernia doctoral graduate to earn the United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
Angela York '11
Under York's direction, the nonprofit THRIVE Peninsula has doubled its revenue, increased its services by 250% and doubled its number of volunteers.