Partnership Programs

Success Stories

Reading Health SystemDr. Charles F. Barbera, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM

Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Reading Health System

“Alvernia exhibited a unique understanding of the educational needs and challenges facing healthcare professionals. Through specialized coursework and flexible scheduling their faculty delivered real-time solutions to our challenges. My Alvernia experience provided me the operational tools and the Franciscan Values essential to my success as a physician & manager.”


PICPANatalie T. Brown, CPA, CGMA -‘95 Leadership Berks Graduate

Business & Industry Committee Chair
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Reading Chapter

“I immediately thought of Alvernia and its Center for Ethics and Leadership when tasked with organizing a continuing education series. What resulted was a comprehensive and professional half-day symposium including a keynote speaker...and it was a success!”


GRYPKristin Kramer - ‘09 Leadership Berks Graduate

Board President - Greater Reading Young Professionals (GRYP)
“We view the partnership between Alvernia University & Greater Reading Young Professionals (GRYP) as a logical collaboration in further developing the community leaders of tomorrow, combining resources to reach more young professionals looking to actively engage in supporting the communities in which they live and work. Together we will be better positioned to serve our members, partners and Alvernia alum as both a personal and professional resource.”


Philadelphia PoliceWilliam T. Maye

Captain / Commanding Officer of Recruit Training - Philadelphia Police Academy
Philadelphia Police Department

“When asked about higher education in the field of law enforcement, I advise with confidence that when it comes to affordability, convenience, and overall quality of education, Alvernia University is the clear choice. My Alvernia experience has helped me become a better police officer,
community servant and educator.”


VF OutletRamona M. Wolfe -‘10 Leadership Berks Graduate

Manager of Learning, Development & HR Support - VF Outlet Inc.
“My Alvernia experience began with the Leadership Berks program, combining my professional talents with the skills necessary to become an effective resource for the community outreach organizations in my area. In fact, I chose to return to Alvernia to earn my MBA through their on-line program. As an adult learner both flexibility and stimulating course content were key factors. Alvernia proved to be the advantage in accomplishing my goals."

Contact Us
Toni Eckert
Director, Leadership Berks and Business Outreach

   540 Upland Avenue
   Reading, PA 19611

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