It’s All About the Why

Noah Ports ‘22 has always been about the “why.” “I picked psychology because I’ve always had an interest in studying why we do what we do,” he said. “I remember early on in my science classes, I think in my elementary or early middle-school days, we had to find an article and write a summary about it. I remember I was always attracted to the articles studying behavior, sometimes in mice, other times in humans. [...]

2022-02-09T10:13:44-05:00February 9th, 2022|

In the Service of Others

Bethany Wayman ‘22 has always wanted to help people in some way, and she originally pursued a pre-nursing degree at Mount Aloysius to serve those in healthcare. However, her plans changed after an Intro to Psychology course sparked an interest in the field, eventually leading her to change her major.  “I really enjoyed that class, and mental health has always been something I’ve advocated for, so it just made sense to me.” Bethany is now [...]

2022-02-03T12:29:00-05:00February 3rd, 2022|

Donating the Gift of Sight

Virginia Hillman, President of Mount Aloysius Psychology Club, and James Kealey, a senior Psychology major, worked together with fellow Psych Club members to provide the Cresson Area Lions Club with a donation of used glasses from the Mount Aloysius community. Kealey and Hillman both feel that service to the community is one of the most rewarding parts of their club.  Kealey explains, “By being part of this club and helping both the community and the [...]

2020-11-03T09:17:28-05:00November 3rd, 2020|

Ending Mental Health Stigma, One Book at a Time

According to the CDC, only 59.3% of children ages 3-17 that have anxiety receive treatment, and only 53.5% of children with diagnosed behavioral disorders (such as ADHD) receive treatment. Jessica McConnell, ‘05, recently wrote a book that aims to help change those statistics. Jessica’s book, “Keeping Harper Healthy,” helps parents and children become more comfortable with taking care of their mental health. In the book, Harper manages her health by seeing a physician, visiting the [...]

2020-05-04T13:34:03-04:00May 4th, 2020|

Serving Those Who Serve

MAC Psych Club members donate "baskets of appreciation" to local first responders Members of the psychology club at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, delivered "baskets of appreciation" recently to local EMS, police, firefighters and military organizations to show their appreciation with a "Service to Those Who Serve and Protect Us." In the photo, Mount students (left) Hali Steigerwalt of Lehighton and (right) Hanna Conlon of Huntingdon deliver a basket to Cpl. John Matchik at the Ebensburg [...]

2022-01-26T14:25:57-05:00December 2nd, 2019|

Seizing The Goldyn Opportunity

Emily of Portage, Pennsylvania, graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degree in both Criminology and Psychology. Emily, ‘19,  made the most of her education at Mount Aloysius College by taking opportunities to apply what she has learned in her courses to real life situations. She has served as an FBI Honors Intern in New York, Pittsburgh, and Quantico, Virginia. Emily interned with District Attorney’s Office in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, before taking a full-time position [...]

2022-01-26T14:26:05-05:00November 26th, 2019|

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