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Mount Aloysius Named Center of Excellence by NSA, DHS

Cresson, Pa. - Mount Aloysius College has been named a “Center of Academic Excellence for Cyber Defense” by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Only 16 schools in Pennsylvania and just over 350 institutions across the country hold Center of Academic Excellence status. The Mount is the only four-year program in Blair and Cambria Counties with this designation. The select designation is awarded to US colleges and universities who [...]

2022-02-08T14:09:16-05:00February 8th, 2022|General News|

Mount President, Nursing Chair Named Top 100 for 2022

Cresson, Pa. – Mount Aloysius College President, John McKeegan, J.D., and Chair of the Nursing Department, Dr. Nicole Custer, have both been named to PA Business Central’s Top 100 People for 2022. The list seeks to highlight individuals who contribute to the economic and social life of central Pennsylvania. Honorees were selected based on vision, dedication, drive, and impact. “The stories of these individuals give us hope, inspiration and the motivation to raise our own [...]

2022-02-17T12:56:37-05:00February 3rd, 2022|General News|

Mount Aloysius Announces Athletic Training Masters Agreement

Cresson, Pa. - Mount Aloysius College has announced an exciting partnership for students interested in an Athletic Training career. Under a new agreement with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Mount students can earn a bachelor’s degree in pre-physical therapy and then continue at IUP for a master’s degree in athletic training. “This partnership will coordinate the resources of these two regional academic institutions, meet a community need, and most importantly, help students achieve their goals,” [...]

2022-01-27T15:08:43-05:00January 27th, 2022|General News|

Mount Aloysius College Releases Fall 2021 Dean’s List

Cresson, Pa. – Mount Aloysius College is proud to announce the Dean’s List for the fall semester of 2021. The Dean’s List honors full-time students who have earned at least a 3.50 grade point average (GPA), part-time students who have achieved a GPA of 3.70, or students enrolled in six to eight semester hours who earned a 3.9 GPA. Mount Aloysius College students named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2021 are: Abingdon, MD: Katherine [...]

2022-01-14T16:54:55-05:00January 14th, 2022|General News|

Mount Aloysius Nurses Achieve NCLEX Success

Cresson, Pa. - Mount Aloysius College nursing graduates have again demonstrated their job readiness with outstanding pass rates on the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). For the 2020-2021 annual reporting period (October 1, 2020 to September 21, 2021), Mountie graduates achieved a 95.35% first-time pass rate, substantially higher than both state and national pass rates. The national NCLEX pass rate for all types of registered nurse programs was 83.22%. The average for [...]

2022-01-13T11:11:37-05:00January 13th, 2022|General News|

Mount Aloysius Celebrates Fall 2021 Graduates

Cresson, Pa. - Mount Aloysius College conferred degrees upon 80 graduates during a Winter Commencement ceremony on December 10 in the College’s Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center. Ava Myers of Gallitzin delivered the invocation for the event and the student welcome was presented by Anzhouyu Wang of State College. Additionally, Chung Lip of Cresson gave the student commencement address. Anna M. Anna, the CEO and President of Penn Highlands Hospital in Tyrone, spoke to the [...]

2022-02-17T12:51:17-05:00January 3rd, 2022|General News|

Mount Aloysius Donates Stockings to Children in Need

Cresson, Pa. - Mount Aloysius College has provided Christmas cheer to local families in need for more than 20 years with their Angel Tree project. For 2021, the College is providing stockings full of toys to families who may not be able to afford presents for their children this Christmas, as well as a variety of in-need individuals. This year, more than 30 Mountie students and employees donated items to stuff stockings for 120 children [...]

2021-12-17T10:28:53-05:00December 17th, 2021|General News|

Mount Aloysius Receives $550,000 State Grant for Campus Upgrades

Cresson, Pa. - Mount Aloysius College has been awarded a $550,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) which will help to fund the Ihmsen Hall Living and Learning Project, directly impacting the College’s current and future residential students. This project brings additions and upgrades to Ihmsen Hall, the oldest detached residence hall on the Mount Aloysius College campus. Funds from the grant will support a variety of enhancements including study rooms, meeting [...]

2021-12-14T11:46:41-05:00December 14th, 2021|General News|

Mount Students Volunteer at Dental Clinic

Pittsburgh - Mount Aloysius College pre-dental students showed off their skills and their commitment to the College’s Mercy values through volunteering at a free dental clinic in late October. The clinic, Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh, serves underinsured individuals in the Pittsburgh area. Katie Fasel of Bedford, PA, and Ally Bihary, of Duncansville, PA, two pre-dental majors at the College, worked alongside 1,000 other volunteers to provide care to over 1,000 patients. The group provided extractions, [...]

2021-12-07T15:06:29-05:00December 7th, 2021|General News|

First National Bank Donation Supports Dual Enrollment at Mount Aloysius

Cresson, Pa. - First National Bank recently donated $6,000 to Mount Aloysius College via the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. The donation will go towards the College’s dual enrollment program. Mount Aloysius College’s dual enrollment program offers high school students the opportunity to take reduced-tuition courses for college credit at their high school. These courses allow students to enter college a step ahead, with credits already on their transcripts, so they can better explore [...]

2021-11-24T09:45:47-05:00November 24th, 2021|General News|

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  • Revolution, love, and comedy will fill the stage as the Mount Aloysius Theatre Department presents "Urinetown: The Musical" in Alumni Hall. Come catch this satirical and dystopian show March 31, April 1, and April 2 at 7:30 p.m with the doors opening at 7:00 p.m.⁠ ⁠ Tickets are free and donations will be accepted to benefit the Tim Michrina Endowed Scholarship Fund.
  • Shout out to the 20 Mounties who are spending their Spring Break serving others on a service trip near New York City. You are truly living the Mercy values.  #MountiePride 
  • Thanks to professors Anthony Dragani, Jeff Sunseri, Laura Lansing, and Matt Arsenault and librarian Maggie Lykens for sharing their expertise with Mount students and employees at Pop-up Colloquium: Understanding Ukraine last week. Your candor and knowledge was appreciated by everyone in attendance.
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