1:30 p.m. – “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” Alumni Presentation
Location: Alumni Hall
Hear from alumni as they share their experiences traveling the globe for their careers. Presenters include:
Stacey Porter ’89
Stacey Porter ’89 is a high-level security professional leader with more than 20 years of Department of Homeland Security experience, where he managed security personnel in the aviation and security industry. Mr. Porter held a Top-Secret security clearance for over twenty years while employed with the federal government and has experience working with public and private sector organizations at the local, state, national, and international levels.
He carries a broad background in vulnerability assessment and mitigation, security planning, threat, and risk assessment, and investigative management operations.
Mr. Porter started his career with the Secret Service and then transitioned over to the Department of Homeland Security, where he ended his career as a supervisor with the Federal Air Marshal Service. After retiring from the federal government, Mr. Porter started his security consulting business. He is the principal consultant for Porter Global Security LLC, where he conducts risk assessments for businesses, schools, and houses of worship.
Megan Parker ’15
Megan Parker ’15 graduated from Mount Aloysius’ nursing program in 2015 and immediately began working as a registered nurse within the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2023, though, Parker decided to make one of her biggest dreams a reality by joining the Mercy Ships organization. Mercy Ships is the largest non-governmental hospital ship, providing surgical, medical, and dental relief and training to those who need it most.
Parker traveled to Senegal, Africa to serve as an ICU ward nurse for 10 weeks in April 2023. She worked with maxillofacial, reconstructive plastics, obstetric fistula repairs, and general and orthopedic surgeries.
In October 2024, Parker will be marrying fellow alum, Nick DiDiano ’16, who is an Officer in Charge with the Coast Guard. During her time at Mount Aloysius, Parker was active with the Nursing Student Organization and captain of the women’s soccer team.
Morgan Brosnihan ’15
As a business administration major, Morgan Brosnihan ’15 had quite the unorthodox path to becoming a Physical Therapist, but she credits Mount Aloysius with providing her the foundation needed to start her own mobile physical therapy business. During her time at The Mount, she realized that she not only wanted to get her business degree, but she had an interest in pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Thanks to the support of her professors, specifically Dr. Merrilee Anderson, Professor of Science and Mathematics, Brosnihan was able to fulfill the requirements in order to pursue her doctorate, graduating from Chatham University’s DPT program in 2017.
This is where things get interesting: In 2018, Brosnihan, an outdoor enthusiast, moved into her cargo van and completed her first long-distance hike on Vermont’s Long Trail. Then, in 2019 she completed the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from Mexico to Canada. After seeing countless hikers dealing with similar injuries, and some resulting in expensive town stays, quitting the trail, or losing their trail family, Brosnihan was determined to make a difference in the injury rates of thru-hikers. On the trail, Brosnihan was able to help some hikers that happened to cross paths at the right time. After treating a hiker in the first 500 miles, she later ran into her 1500 miles later and learned her guidance was enough for her to keep going.
Since completing the PCT, Morgan has remodeled her bold red van to not only be a home but also to start Blaze Physio, a mobile physical therapy rehab company. Offering accessibility to those in outdoor spaces, rural areas, or confined to home, Brosnihan brings quality care in a multitude of ways to thru-hikers on the PCT. And she doesn’t do it alone. Brosnihan has an assistant, Honey, who is a registered Therapy Dog. Honey has worked in clinics, gyms, and homes to help bring comfort and companionship to those seeking therapy.
During her time at Mount Aloysius, Brosnihan served in a variety of leadership roles as a Mercy Presidential Scholar, in student affairs, and on the women’s basketball team.