“The dedication that Pat has shown Mount Aloysius over the last seven decades is remarkable,” College President Dr. John Mills said. “Pat is active at alumni events, continues to support our current students and exemplifies what it means to be a Mountie for life.”
Ms. Gildea, a 1947 graduate of Mount Aloysius College, has exemplified an extraordinary commitment to compassion and service over the past fifty years. She serves on numerous professional and community boards. Her service included volunteering with The Blair County Historical Society, Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council, Catholic Daughters of America, Legion of Mary, St. Michael of the Archangel Parish and Liturgy Committee of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. Pat also served on the College’s Board of Trustees from 1972 until 1986.
“Being connected to Mount Aloysius College and the Alumni Association for 71 years has been a great part of my life,” Ms. Gildea stated. “I encourage my fellow alumni to stay connected and give back to the next generation of Mount Aloysius students.”
In 2001, Ms. Gildea was presented the Catherine McAuley award by the College. This award is presented to a person whose life achievements evidence the gifts and qualities of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. Her years of continued devotion to the community and to Mount Aloysius College have contributed greatly to improving the lives of others.
CAPTION: Bradley Mikitko, Vice President of the Mount Aloysius Alumni Association (L) and Dr. John Mills, President of Mount Aloysius College (R) present Pat Gildea with the 2018 Distinguished Alumna award.