Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Alvernia University Receives Federal Funding for Pottsville CollegeTowne

On Tuesday, Alvernia University and elected officials got together to hold a ceremony and check presentation for federal funding the university received.

Earlier this month, Congressman Dan Meuser's office announced the passing of legislation that included $14.2 million in federal funding for eight community projects in Pennsylvania’s Ninth District. 

One of those projects was Alvernia University's renovation of the former Giant Supermarket in downtown Pottsville at 500 Progress Avenue for the University's new Collegetown.

On Tuesday, Congressman Meuser ceremoniously presented a check to the University for $2 million.

The grant is to be used to fund programming, classroom, and technology upgrades for the new campus and support the development of two new programs, a B.S. in Nursing and Bachelor of Logistics.

In attendance on Tuesday was John R. Loyack, president of Alvernia University, Dan Meuser, U.S. Congressman for Pennsylvania’s 9th District, Cynthia Mensch, director of  Alvernia University Schuylkill Campus, Senator Dave Argall, and Representative Tim Twardzik.

The Pottsville Collegetown is expected to open later this year.

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