Reading's Alvernia University has taken a remarkable journey from Catholic orphanage to groundbreaking educational institution. From helping local high schoolers access college to hosting interfaith exchanges to running an organic farm, students at the Berks County college are taught to give back, collaborate, and connect with the surrounding community.
Applying to business school can be an intimidating — and expensive — process, which is why these two founders are shaking things up. Using current students as mentors, they hope to reduce the barriers to entry in this selective section of higher ed.
Last month, Keystone Edge traveled to the Susquehanna Valley, sparking conversation about talent attraction, engaging young professionals in regional economic development, and why the area is such a great place to live and work. Here's a bit about who attended and what they had to say.
Lancaster's Reflexion offers a portable, rapid concussion test for amateur and school sports. The three founders are tackling a problem that impacts 50 million athletes across the country, and hoping to save lives in the process.
This Philadelphia university is pioneering a program in Peace Engineering, the first of its kind in the United States. The emerging field mashes up engineering and applied sciences with the social sciences to mitigate conflicts across the globe and in Drexel's local community.
This program is working hard to help businesses grow and stay in York. The Center features both an incubator and a raft of student-centric services that look to boost the next generation of startup leaders.