Alumni Council 4

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 in becoming a member of the Alumni Council, please email

Interested in serving on an Alumni Committee?

  • Find out firsthand 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 610-568-1530.|


Chair: Kate Ecke '11
Vice Chair: Teri Wagner '03, M '08
Secretary: Lindsay Bittle '15

Council Members

  • Jenny Batista ‘17
  • Heather Baum ’04, ‘09
  • Kevin Bickel ‘94
  • Jessica Brown ‘15
  • Sister Ann Marie Coll, OSF ‘67
  • Kyle Farrell ’17, M ’19
  • Danielle Gordon ‘12
  • Jason Hornberger M ‘16
  • May Jo Loeb ‘81
  • Jamil Maroun ‘04
  • Lisa Meredith-Unrath M’92
  • Jiolka Peralta ‘12
  • Roberto Sanchez ‘01
  • Paul Sell ‘05
  • Charles Williams ‘94
  • Chris Winters ‘08
  • Chileen Yeager ’05, M ’16
  • Dr. Tiffany Yoch M '15
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Alumni Council 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. Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, Alumni House, Alvernia University, 400 Saint Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607
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Enrollment and Marketing Management Committee
The Enrollment and Marketing Management Committee will work closely with the Enrollment Management Division and the Office of Institutional Advancement. The committee will be responsible for identifying new/enhanced methods of increasing enrollment, student retention, and marketing opportunities so alumni can stay involved and connected to the University. The committee will provide assistance to established programs and help develop marketing content to increase awareness and visibility.
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Engagement and Philanthropy Committee
The Engagement and Philanthropy Committee will assist the Institutional Advancement team in educating students and alumni about the impact of engagement and philanthropy The committee will strive to increase engagement among alumni and students both on and off campus. This work will enhance current programs including, but not limited to Homecoming and Family Weekend, MargartiaVern and regional programs with a focus on philanthropy and expanding opportunities for alumni and students to connect.
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Career Development Committee
The Career Development 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 informational interviews, externships and internships.
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Nominations, Awards, and Governance Committee
The Nomination, Awards, and Governance 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 Award, Ellen Frei Gruber Award and Four Under Forty Awards. The committee will also lead a regular review of Council Bylaws and Responsibilities.