Dr. Jodi Radosh places a student's microphone.

Students Earn Real-World Experience Awards

Fifty Alvernia University students have recently earned competitive awards to explore unique real-world learning experiences. Funds are provided through the university's Real-World Experience Award program, geared to expand students' access to experiential learning opportunities in all academic areas.

Students applying for Real World Experience Awards receive up to $2,000 to support participation in a variety of opportunities, including Alvernia's Washington Center program, undergraduate research, studying abroad, distance internships, alternative break experiences and service-learning. Importantly, the awards will not reduce the amount of any financial aid students already receive.

Award winners include:

Morgan Kurtz of Aldan, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Mitchell Sterkenburg of Allentown, Pa., majoring in Business Management, will use award funds to take part in a Washington Center experience in business management in fall 2017

Shauna Redanauer of Orwigsburg, Pa., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in summer 2018

Carolyn Stabile of Baltimore, Md., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Kira Lee of Barto, Pa., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds for a trip to the Dominican Republic with the Expeditionary Leadership Club in spring 2018

Courtney Wright of Bellmore, N.Y., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018 

Alexis Klopp of Bernville, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018 

Lauren Maff of Bethlehem, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to participate in an Alternative Break trip to the Dominican Republic in winter 2018

Rae-Anna Muise of Boston, Mass., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in summer 2018

Kaitlin Didinger of Boyertown, Pa., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in summer 2018 

Keri Langerhans of Coatesville, Pa., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Jaime Estrada Zurita of Cochranville, Pa., majoring in Healthcare Science, will use award funds for a trip to the Dominican Republic with the Expeditionary Leadership Club in spring 2018

Jessica Frech of Delran, N.J., majoring in Psychology, will use award funds for a trip to the Dominican Republic with the Expeditionary Leadership Club in spring 2018

Kathryn Kresge of Douglassville, Pa., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in summer 2018

Bernadette Carey of Drexel Hill, Pa., majoring in Healthcare Science, will use award funds to participate in an Alternative Break trip to the Dominican Republic in winter 2018

Tara Gorman of Easton, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018 

Sarah Rothenberger of Fleetwood, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to participate in an Alternative Break trip to the Dominican Republic in winter 2018 

Meredith McCarthy of Gilbertsville, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Courtney Reiss of Gilbertsville, Pa., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in summer 2018

Kelly Molloy of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018 

Taylor Faust of Kutztown, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Madison Kleintop of Lancaster, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Kallie Cardenas of Lititz, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to participate in an Alternative Break trip to the Dominican Republic in winter 2018

Alanna Blessington of Media, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Josh Harmes of Morgantown, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Ashley Tomlinson of Mountville, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds for occupational therapy fieldwork with Reading Health South in spring 2018

Jillian Baker of Myerstown, Pa., majoring in Communication and Marketing, will use award funds to take part in a Washington Center experience in communication and marketing in summer 2018 

Anjelica Riccobono of New Hyde Park, N.Y., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in summer 2018

Amanda Turner of New Hyde Park, N.Y., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Lacie Craft of Newark, Del., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to participate in an Alternative Break trip to the Dominican Republic in winter 2018

Dania Lopez of Philadelphia, Pa., majoring in Social Work, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in summer 2018 

Carly Yarosz of Pottstown, Pa., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in summer 2018

Shelly Farmer of Reading, Pa., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to study abroad to Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Amanda Herrera of Reading, Pa., majoring in Accounting, will use award funds to study abroad in China in spring 2018

Leslie Martines Rivera of Reading, Pa., majoring in Criminal Justice, will use award funds to study abroad in China in spring 2018

Kim Miller of Reading, Pa., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Israel Moore of Reading, Pa., majoring in Biochemistry, Doctor of Physical Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in China in summer 2018

Laura Wachowicz of Reading, Pa., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in summer 2018

Reni Kandarappallil of San Jose, Calif., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to study abroad in Vienna in summer 2018

Sarah Englert of Schuylkill Haven, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Tessa Logullo of Sinking Spring, Pa., majoring in Occupational Therapy, will use award funds to study abroad in London in summer 2018

Julian Stetzler of Sinking Spring, Pa., majoring in Mathematics and Chemistry, will use award funds American Chemistry Society's national conference in spring 2018

Megan Vane of Street, Md., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in summer 2018

Metuge Esong of Upper Marlboro, Md., majoring in Accounting and Finance, will use award funds to take part in a Washington Center experience in accounting and finance in spring 2018

Vincent Pinto of Warminster, Pa., majoring in Marketing and Sport Management, will use award funds for a trip to the Dominican Republic with the Expeditionary Leadership Club in spring 2018

Terence Etienne of Wernersville, Pa., majoring in Accounting, will use award funds to take part in a Washington Center experience, interning with the Peace Corps in spring 2018

Esmeralda Lopez of West Grove, Pa., majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to participate in an Alternative Break trip to the Dominican Republic in winter 2018 

Kelsi Bickel of Wyomissing, Pa., majoring in Healthcare Science, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Andrew Innerst of Wyomissing, Pa., studying for a doctorate in Physical Therapy, will use award funds for an internship at Kutztown University in fall 2017

Britta Schwab of York, Pa., studying for a Ph.D. in Leadership, will use award funds to study abroad in Morocco.