Alexandra Aloia named Senior Scholar at Alvernia University

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Alvernia University President Tom Flynn presents Alexandra Aloia with the 2013 Senior Scholar Award during Honors Convocation.

READING, PA (04/24/2013)(readMedia)--  Alexandra Aloia of Egg Harbor City, N.J., was named the Senior Scholar during an honors ceremony at Alvernia University, Sun., April 21, 2013. She is a graduate of Saint Joseph High School.

Each year, the Senior Scholar Award is presented to one student who represents the best characteristics found in the Alvernia University student body, including a strong interest and commitment to major, university, and community. As this year's winner, Aloia will make scholarly contributions to her chosen discipline during her upcoming senior year, and will speak at two major events next: Opening Convocation and Honors Convocation.

Aloia is an Honors Student who is double majoring in Chemistry and History. She has maintained an impressive grade point average of 3.978 in her challenging curriculum and is a member of two campus honor societies: Lambda Sigma and Delta Epsilon Sigma. In addition to maintaining high levels of academic achievement, Aloia has consistently demonstrated a deep interest in research. She has presented at conferences, and is an active member of the American Chemical Society, the Alvernia Science Association, Philosophy Club and the Environmental Club. In addition, she has completed over 120 hours of community service through the university.

"I believe that no matter what circumstances surround me, it is ultimately my own strength that determines my future," said Aloia.

ALVERNIA is a fast growing Franciscan university, grounded in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions, that combines diverse academic opportunities with personal attention and an unmatched commitment to community service. Situated on a scenic 121-acre suburban campus in historic Berks County, Pa., the university supports a rigorous and caring learning community that is home to more than 3,000 students.