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 fill out this form to be considered for a position: Alumni Council Membership Form


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 610-568-1530.


List of Council Members Officers:

Chair: Carleen Mulholland M '05
Vice Chair: Kate Ecke '11
Secretary: Taylor Newswanger '15


Council Members:
Sharon Angelo '05 
Jenny Batista ‘17
Heather Baum ’04 & ‘09
Lindsay Bittle ‘15
Shannon Brandt '94    
Sister Ann Marie Coll '67
Mary Louise Cox '98
Kevin DeAcosta '00
Abigail Eby ’12 & ‘19
Brian Korecky '07
Jessica Newcomer '15
Brian Korecky '07
Christy Piskar M’10
Maureen Plover '10
Stef Schwalm ‘03
John Scolastico '92 '02 '15

Brad Sloan M’18
Allison Snyder '11
Melissa Ulmer '09
Teri Wagner '03 & M'08

Chris Winters ‘08

Tiffany Yoch’15



Meggan Kerber ’96 & M’01  IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

Jeffrey Rush – Ex-Officio

Dan Ardekani ’16- Young Alumni Committee – Ex-Officio


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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. Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, Alumni House, Alvernia University, 400 Saint Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607
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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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Alumni Marketing Committee
The Marketing Committee will assist the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement in marketing to alumni opportunities to stay connected and involved with the Alumni Association and the University. The Committee will also work on help develop marketing content and execution plan to increase awareness and visibility of alumni.
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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.