Alvernia honored by Caron Treatment Centers


Alvernia University received the Caron Treatment Centers’ Partner in Recovery Award this May. Established in 2012, the award recognizes a Berks County organization that has been a significant partner in carrying out Caron’s mission of “Transforming lives impacted by addiction and substance use through proven, comprehensive and personalized behavioral healthcare solutions.”

Alvernia President Thomas F. Flynn, Ph.D., formally accepted the award at a dinner presented by Caron Treatment Centers at the Wyomissing Crowne Plaza, before a crowd of more than 850 people. In addition to community leaders from all corners of the county, many Alvernia trustees, faculty and staff were in attendance as well as students and university alumni — many of whom now work in the field of addiction recovery field.

Led by the venerable Sister M. Pacelli, the university created the nation’s first Addiction Studies program in the early 1970s. Today, Caron Treatment Centers and Alvernia University enjoy a longstanding partnership that stretches back decades, and is deeply rooted in a shared commitment to the local community.

“And there is synergy, too, as Alvernia has become a university, sponsoring multiple doctoral and masters programs and recognized for its health care and human services programs as well as its emerging expertise in business solutions and leadership studies,” said Flynn. “Many of Caron’s accomplished professionals know this because they are in fact Alvernia undergraduate or graduate alumni.

“All of us at Alvernia are humbled and deeply appreciative to be honored with Caron’s Partner in Recovery Award,” said Flynn.

Photo: Caron Treatment Centers Award

Alvernia's President Flynn with Caron CEO Doug Tieman.

(Photos courtesy of Caron Treatment Centers.)

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