Mt Aloysius Exceptional in Business, Education, and Nursing

Posted on: June 29, 2017

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Cresson, Pa. – Mount Aloysius College has been notified that three of its academic areas are deemed exceptional by the “College of Distinction” organization.  The College’s Business, Education and Nursing majors have all been awarded the recognition for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Already recognized as a College of Distinction, a Catholic College of Distinction, a Pennsylvania College of Distinction, and a Best Value College; the three new designations focus on specific areas of academic excellence at Mount Aloysius .  All three, Business, Education and Nursing have earned recognition for academic rigor and excellence in preparing students for promising careers.

Mount Aloysius President Tom Foley commended the three department chairs responsible for the academic areas recognized.   “Congratulations to the Chairperson of Business and Information Technology, Ms. Kimberly Asonevich; to the Chairperson of Education and Sign Language, Dr. Marilyn Roseman; and to our Dean of Nursing, Dr. Julie A. Luetschwager, as well as faculty and support staff throughout the College,” he said.  “Business, Education, and Nursing faculty offer our students outstanding engagement in the classroom and exceptional personal support outside the classroom,” added President Foley.  “That same kind of commitment to students is found campus-wide.  It engages the entire faculty and staff and makes Mount Aloysius a great college choice.” 

College of Distinction recognition is reserved for colleges and universities that excel in “student-focused” education.  This citation of excellence allows Mount Aloysius to be featured on, a website dedicated to honoring schools across the country for excellence in higher education.  Colleges and universities are nominated for Colleges of Distinction recognition by high school counselor recommendations and quantitative research.

Colleges of Distinction are assessed using four criteria: Engaged Students – the college creates an environment which encourages students to speak up and challenge the status quo; Excellent Teaching–the college’s faculty fosters new ways of thinking; Vibrant Community–students are exposed to community- and career-oriented learning experiences and internships; and Successful Outcomes–the college prepares students with a portfolio for a successful career upon graduation.  Colleges featured on must meet or exceed standards in each of these four categories. offers dynamic college profiles and easy-to-use search tools for students, parents, and counselors.  The website includes tips from high school guidance counselors, essays from college students, presidents, and other members of campus communities.

Mount Aloysius College Nursing program ranks sixth among the largest and best nursing schools in Pennsylvania (nursing schools that routinely have 85 students or more taking the NCLEX nursing license exam).  The College’s pass percentage averages 90.78 percent for first-time test takers.  In the last five years 432 students took the NLCEX exam and 393 passed on their first try.  The College’s web link to its RN Associate’s Degree program is

Mount Aloysius offers an Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. The program ranks in the top 35 percent in the United States.  Areas of specialization include: Health Care Administration; Human Resources Management; Marketing Communications Media; Marketing and Entrepreneurship; and Sports Management.  To learn more visit

Mount Aloysius College offers four specialized programs in its Education department.  Mount Aloysius students study Early Childhood Education, Early Level (Pre K through fourth grade), Middle Level (fourth through eighth grade), and Secondary Education.  The College’s Early Level web link is

To view Mount Aloysius College’s profile or to find more information about the online guide, visit  To visit the Mount Aloysius College web site go to or call Mount Aloysius College at (814) 886-6383.


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