Veterans Center

Veterans Center

Located in Bernardine Hall Room 100 and working with our Veterans Club, the Veterans Center creates a comfortable atmosphere in which veterans and veteran affiliates are able to bond and share experiences.  We promote members’ participation in veteran organizations and outreach programs that will enlighten fellow Alvernians about veteran culture and history and raise awareness within our community about the issues surrounding veterans and their families.  Our Veterans Advocate and our small staff of Student Veterans are ready to help veterans and veteran affiliates become aware and make use of all possible Alvernia and external support resources, as well.

October 19-22 Dallas, TX

Veterans' Expo & Job Fair - November 2, 2017

Please, join us! This combined event is FREE for veterans of all ages, active military, and their families.
Spooky Nook Sports
2913 Spooky Nook Road , Manheim
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

At the Expo
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Community Services
  • Products and Services Available
  • Support/Assistance Programs
  • Education/Training Services
At the Job Fair
  • Employers
  • Job Counseling
  • Workshops/Seminars
  • Resume Writing Assistance
Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities Available
Easily accessible with plenty of FREE parking.

Veterans Day Observances on November 9, 2017

12:00 p.m. Flag Pole Ceremony:

Come join us for a ceremony at he flag pole in the quad. There will be a quest speaker, and Reading High -School Color Guard.

5:00 p.m. – Wolves Den – Screening the movie Max

Max, a military dog, serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. When things go wrong, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max is unable to remain in service. Shipped stateside, the only human he is willing to connect with is Kyle's teenage brother, Justin, who isn't interested in taking care of Max. But Max may be Justin's only chance to discover what really happened to his brother, and Justin begins to appreciate his canine companion.

7:00 p.m. – Wolves Den – Screening the movie Dunkirk

Panel discussion with students, alumni, and faculty/staff veterans afterwards. In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Dunkirk, under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated

Important Graduation Information: Cords

All veterans who are graduating will receive a red, white, and blue cord to wear with their attire during the ceremony. Please email us at for more information regarding receiving this cord.

Education Benefits

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment is a program sponsored by the Veterans Administration to disabled veterans with a 20% rating or higher. This program is a substitute or compliment to the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill in that it also allows individuals degree attainment in the pursuit of a chosen occupation. The goal of the program is to alleviate employment handicaps and allow servicemembers to be able re-enter the workforce. For more information view the power point presentation .


Join our Veterans Club

The Alvernia University Veterans Club is established to support veteran awareness efforts on campus. Eligibility is open to any student who wishes to support our veterans. Simply login to PAX and request to join. We conduct meetings throughout the semester. We encourage your participation.

Veterans Lecture

Click on the link to view the lecture from November 15 

Kingseed Lecture

COL Cole C. Kingseed, Ph.D. is a thirty- year Infantry veteran who commanded at the platoon, company, and battalion level. He served in a variety of military assignments, culminating in his tenure as Full Professor of History and Chief of Military History at the US Military Academy at West Point. Internationally acclaimed author of Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters (2006) and Conversations with Major Dick Winters (2014). COL Kingseed is a recognized expert on military history and leadership. A featured expert for the History Channel, he has appeared in documentaries on Generals George S. Patton, Jr., and Douglas MacArthur. In 2009 he received the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award for his article on U.S. Army leadership during World War II.


Robert Waller

Veterans Advocate

Military Friendly School

Student Veterans of America

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