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Mount Aloysius College Welcomes Home Alumni

Posted on: September 13, 2017

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Cresson, Pa. — Mount Aloysius College welcomes back Alumni for Homecoming 2017.  Slated for Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th, Homecoming 2017 will see alumni and their families participating in a planned weekend of fun events.

The fun kicks off on Friday, September 22nd when the Mount Aloysius College Class of 1967 will mark its Golden Anniversary with a reception at 4:30 p.m. in the Wolf Kuhn Gallery in the iconic Main Building.  At 6:00 p.m. all Alumni are invited to the Flashback Friday Party in Alumni Hall.  Participants will be encouraged to wear attire from their college days and to have a blast.  The night includes dancing, karaoke and a light dinner.  Friday evening will close with a bonfire on Ihmsen Circle at 8:30 p.m.  There will also be a weekend-long silent auction.

Saturday, September 23rd is packed full of events and activities for Alumni and their families.  The Mount Aloysius Physical Therapy Assistant Program will host a seminar at 9:00 a.m. in the PTA Lab in Pierce Hall.  Attending Physical Therapy Assistants will earn 1.5 CEUs.  The Alumni Association meeting will take place in Bertschi Center at 10:00 a.m.  Alumni from all years are invited to the Spirit Activities Festival in the Cosgrave Student Center.   Mounties and their guests will be able to get their faces painted, have caricatures made and enjoy snacks between 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The Mount Aloysius College Alumni Awards Luncheon and President’s Address will take place in the Bertschi Center at 11:30 a.m.  At that event the 2017 Distinguished and Honorary Alumni Awards will be presented.  Highlighting the event will be Mount Aloysius College President Tom Foley updating the alumni gathering on the many changes that have taken place since their graduation and talking about what’s to come for the 193-acre campus that many will not recognize since their student days.

Mount Aloysius College’s women’s tennis team will take on Franciscan University Saturday at noon in the Ebensburg Tennis Center.  The Mounties soccer squads will take on Medaille College with the men taking to the pitch at 1:00 p.m.followed by the women at 3:00 p.m.

Mountie grads will gather for campus tours at 2:00 pm., followed by a Mercy tradition with a “comfortable cup of tea” at 2:30 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel at 4:00 p.m. Saturday evening. 

Saturday’s Italian–themed dinner buffet will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Bertschi Center.  A weekend-long silent auction will end Saturday night.  Alumni can attend a Paint & Sip Party Fundraiser ($35) in Alumni Hall starting at 8:00 p.m.  Proceeds from the event will help buy books for needy students. 

The weekend’s planned events will come to a close as Alumni gather at Cresson’s PJ’s Tavern, to socialize with classmates and alumni.  Alumni can also cut a rug with current Mountie students at 9:00 p.m. during the annual Homecoming Dance held in the Bertschi Center. 

Mount Aloysius College was founded as a young women’s academy in 1853.  In 1939, the Sisters of Mercy made the decision to pioneer a new concept in higher education called a junior college.  Mount Aloysius Junior College became the first designated junior college in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, making way for many others to follow.  In 1992, the institution we know today as Mount Aloysius College opened its doors to students seeking a baccalaureate education and, eventually master’s degrees.   Mount Aloysius lists over 16,500 graduates worldwide and welcomes them all home to Cresson, Pa. this weekend.

For more information on Homecoming 2017 visit www.mtaloy.edu/homecoming/ 

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