The Alumni Council is the advisory, governing body of Alvernia University's Alumni Association. The Council, comprised of approximately 26 elected graduates of varying class years, occupations, gender race and life experiences, serves as a representative voice for the alumni body and provides overarching guidance and direction to the Alumni Association as well as advice when called upon by the University in matters relating to alumni.

Interested in serving on the Alumni Council? 

The Alumni Association Council supports the University mission and core values by cultivating a mutually beneficial relationship between the University and the alumni community. To that end, the Council will foster pride, loyalty, and a life-long connection to Alvernia University among alumni, students, parents and friends.  If you are interested, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at 610-796-8212

Interested in serving on an Alumni Committee?

Find out first hand just how rewarding it can be to serve as a volunteer on a committee of the Alvernia University Alumni Association. Your experience with the Alumni Association lets you hone skills transferable to your profession and volunteer opportunities elsewhere.

Don't live near campus? No problem. Participation on the committees will be conducted by email, teleconference or from time to time, on campus. If you are interested in learning more about these and other volunteer opportunities, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at 610-796-8212

List of Council Members Officers:
Chair - Meggan Kerber '96 & M '01
Vice Chair - Carleen Mulholland M '05
Secretary - Taylor Newswanger '15
Council Members:
Sharon Angelo '05
Nadine Blair '83
Shannon Brandt '94
Sister Ann Marie Coll '67
Mary Louise Cox '98
Kevin DeAcosta '00
Kate Ecke "11
Deborah Geiger '83
Christy Glass '10
Robert Goonan '01
Adam Krick M '11
Brian Korecky '07
Cory Mengle '12
Gwendolyn Malecki '93
Raymond Melcher '78
Jessica Newcomer '15
Maureen Plover '10
Chelsea Prosser '14
John Scolastico '92 '02 '15
Allison Snyder '11
Melissa Ulmer '09
Teri Wagner '03 & M'08


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Alumni Council Mission Statement
Mission Statement
The mission of Alumni Association at Alvernia University is to strategically engage and develop proud alumni champions enthusiastic about their connection to the University, and who support their alma mater and its students.
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Join Alumni Council
Are you interested in serving on the Alvernia Alumni Council? Would you like to offer your skills and experiences to further the mission of the Alvernia University? Please contact the Alumni and Parent Engagement Office for a Board Application form. Please return this form and your resume to: Alumni Association Nominating Committee c/o Julianne Nolan. Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, Alumni House, Alvernia University, 400 Saint Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607 or
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Nominations and Awards Committee
The Nomination and Awards Committee is charged with identifying, reviewing and recommending new Council members as well as directing and managing programs of orientation for new members. The Committee will also be responsible for managing the nomination and awards process for recipients of the Distinguished Alumni and Ellen Frei Gruber Awards.
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Admissions Committee
The Admissions Committee will work closely with the Admissions Department to help identify specific methods to increase admission enrollment as well as retention. The committee will provide assistance to established Admissions programs as well as investigate other opportunities that will strengthen our collaborative relationship.
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Career Development Committee
The Career Committee of the Alumni Council works with the University’s Career Development Office in addressing the transition from college to career. The committee looks to facilitate alumni engagement at every level, including mentoring students, career guidance, networking, providing information interviews, externships and internships.
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Alumni & Student Engagement Committee
The Alumni & Student Engagement Committee strives to create targeted programming to increase the engagement of both Alumni and current students to the University, on and off campus. The committee works to enhance current programs such as Homecoming and Family Weekend, MargaritaVern, Networking Day (new) and regional programs to create and expand opportunities for alumni and students to network.
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Affinity Groups Engagement Committee
The Affinity Groups Engagement is charged with identifying and working with affinity groups (including Chapters, Athletics, Adult Education constituencies, etc.) to develop and sustain a process to successfully increase the active participation and energy of these fellow Crusaders.
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Alumni Advancement Committee
The Advancement Committee will assist the Institutional Advancement team in educating students and alumni about the impact of philanthropy and help inspire students and alumni to invest in the University. The Committee will focus on building programs designed to celebrate generosity, promote philanthropy and increase alumni giving.