As a Reading Collegiate Scholar at Alvernia, students function as a self-supporting cohort, navigating their way through college. As a first year student, they meet one on one regularly with the Reading Collegiate Scholars program manager in order to ensure a smooth transition from Reading High to Alvernia. A faculty mentor is assigned to each cohort to serve as their academic mentor throughout the course of their time here at Alvernia.


Bridge Program

Transitional summer program designed to introduce the students to college life, start becoming self-aware, and to start filling up their “toolbox” with resources that will help them be successful as an Alvernia student.

Reading Collegiate Scholars
Contact Information
Courtney Bieber
Reading Collegiate Scholars Program Manager
Holleran Center for Community and Global Engagement
Bernardine Hall 102A
Phone: 610-796-5509