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READING, PA (01/06/2020)-- The following local students competed for the Golden Wolves women's soccer team during the fall 2019 season while studying at Alvernia University: Students salute

Our Lady Of Mercy Academy graduate Heather Perna of Franklinville (08322) is studying Nursing at Alvernia University.

Hammonton High School graduate Alyssa Simpers of Hammonton (08037) is studying Athletic Training at Alvernia University.

Alvernia is an active member of the Middle Atlantic Conference's (MAC) - Commonwealth Conference, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the NCAA.

Founded in 1912, the MAC is one of the oldest intercollegiate athletics associations in the United States. The MAC boasts 17 Division III schools, spanning four states, including Alvernia, Albright, Arcadia, Delaware Valley, DeSales, Eastern, Fairleigh Dickinson, Hood, King's, Lebanon Valley, Lycoming, Messiah, Misericordia, Stevens Institute of Technology, Stevenson, Widener, and Wilkes.

Alvernia University is a thriving comprehensive university that empowers students to become ethical leaders with moral courage, while providing an intellectually challenging environment with real-world learning experiences. Operating on a scenic 191-acre suburban campus in historic Berks County, Pennsylvania, the distinctive Franciscan university of nearly 3,000 students is conveniently located near Philadelphia (60 miles) and within an easy drive of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC.