The Alvernia University Women’s Council was established in 2018 by Ashley Mikulsky M’18 to meet the demand for women’s advocacy, development, and empowerment at Alvernia University’s campus. The Council reflects the needs and aspirations of women of the Alvernia University community.
Since its inception, the AWC has spearheaded numerous programs, such as the AWC Inaugural Fall Luncheon, the AWC mentorship program, on-campus student programs focused on personal and professional development, and cultivation events meant to inspire and strengthen the engagement of AWC members to each other and the University.
The AWC has an established partnership with the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance’s Women2Women program to leverage and enhance programs and opportunities available to its members in the Greater Reading community.
The AWC is a dual part affinity and student group that provides support to the women of Alvernia University by creating opportunities to connect, network, learn, and share.
The AWC is open to any individual that is committed to enhancing the quality of life for Alvernia women. Members include but are not limited to alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, or friends of the University which can include past or present members of the Board of Trustees, graduates of Leadership Berks (through 2018), volunteers, etc. The requirements of AWC membership are as follows:
- All members not enrolled in Alvernia University classes are required to make a contribution to the Newcombe Scholarship. The AWC does not dictate how much each member must give, but it is recommended that each donation be of a personally significant amount to the individual.
- All members are strongly encouraged to attend each quarterly meeting at Alvernia University occurring on the third Wednesday of January, April, July and October.