Parents & Family

Greetings from Co-Chairs

Dear Alvernia Parent/Guardian:

On behalf of Alvernia’s Parent Council and Parent Association, we would like to extend a warm welcome. You may not have realized it but you are now part of a very special family. Alvernia is a unique place where students, faculty and staff work together to further student’s education, personal development and success.

We, parents and the University, share a common mission. AU parents and families want their students to be safe, enjoy their college experience, graduate, and become productive citizens. For this reason, Alvernia University welcomes parents as partners in their efforts to help students achieve their academic, personal, and career goals.

As the parents of an Alvernia University student graduate, we can personally tell you how the University has embraced us to be partners in our daughter’s education. We stayed connected through our involvement with the AU Parents Association, a dynamic volunteer organization dedicated to keeping parents involved and supporting programs and services for AU students.

Alvernia University recognizes that parent involvement plays a key role in the success of their student.  Throughout the year, the AU Parent Association organizes programs and events that build a strong scholastic and social community that further support the University’s overall mission and goals. It is also a great way to network and support each other; plus be an outlet to engage in the life of the University through volunteer opportunities.

The Alvernia University Parents Association will make it easy and convenient for you to stay connected and keep in touch with what’s going on at the University. We are delighted to have you as part of the Alvernia family! We want you to think of Alvernia as an extension of your home and hope you will share in the same rich academic, social, spiritual and community experiences that are available to your student.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at or 610-796-8212.

On behalf of the AU Parent Association, we wish you and your student a most successful year at Alvernia!


Karen & Jim Eichelberger

Parents of Taylor Eichelberger, OT Graduate 2015

Co-chairs of the Parent Council



Parents & Family