Mountie Spotlight

Coastal Communications

Madison Bair '23 found success in the Mount's business administration program and was heavily involved on-campus. After graduation, she took the skills and knowledge she gained here and went south, landing a career on Marco Island, FL, on the Gulf of Mexico. Madi serves as the communications manager at Hideaway Beach Club--a private, gated community on the island--and she will be promoted to director of communications in May of 2024. Madi oversees the communications for [...]

2024-04-03T15:27:00-04:00April 3rd, 2024|

Mountie to Manager

Josh Harker '20 took the skills he learned in the Mount's business administration program and applied them to his career at the Walmart Distribution Center in Bedford, PA. Josh quickly climbed the ranks and is now a senior manager of operations, overseeing nearly 900 associates and 50 salaried managers. Josh is also responsible for receiving and shipping of over 300 million cases a year to 130 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in Walmart's northeast region. [...]

2024-04-03T15:17:09-04:00April 3rd, 2024|

Infectious Literature

Tara Allison ‘10 spends plenty of time reading children’s books with her daughter, who is almost three. This led her to make the somewhat spontaneous decision to write her own. “It was a fun thing to do for my daughter,” Tara said. It took her only an hour to actually write her first book, “Microbe Adventures: Rhinovirus,” and a few weeks to illustrate it. After researching self-publishing and finding a company that matched her [...]

2023-01-04T15:36:35-05:00January 4th, 2023|

Support in Sonography

“Teaching is one of the hardest, yet most rewarding jobs I’ve ever done.” Andrea Gutmann ‘09, ‘11 worked for five years as a sonographer in a clinic affiliate health care system, and in that time, she worked with Mount Aloysius sonography students in a clinical setting. It’s one of the reasons she returned to teaching. “Ultrasound has always been a love of mine, so teaching students throughout their academic careers and witnessing their journey [...]

2023-01-04T15:31:47-05:00January 4th, 2023|

Analyzing the Animal Kingdom

Brenda McMahon ‘09, ‘11 has a unique position working at the University of Pittsburgh as a manager and sonographer.  Her furry, four-legged patients might look a little different than other ultrasonography professionals since she works in the Small Animal Ultrasonography Core. Her tasks vary just as much as her patients, making every day an exciting experience.  “Some days I am performing analysis, where I go through all the images for a study that I [...]

2023-01-04T15:27:20-05:00January 4th, 2023|

Focusing on Veteran Patients

Dr. Julie Decker is teaching nurses how to provide compassionate care for veterans in a hospital setting. She co-authored a chapter in the book Veteran-centered Care in Education and Practice: An Essential Guide for Nursing Faculty, which focuses on educating nurses on understanding why and how veteran patients may need specialized care due to trauma, exposure, and other factors relating to their military service. The book has received two awards. The Sigma Theta Tau 2021 [...]

2022-03-08T15:50:21-05:00March 8th, 2022|

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|

Mass Transit Marketing

As the marketing manager for CamTran and the Johnstown Inclined Plane, Korrin Fisher ‘21 handles a wide variety of marketing efforts. From social media posts to video projects, she is the brains behind many of the CamTram advertising campaigns that are broadcast to the local community.  “I love the creative aspect of my job,” Korrin says. “I have the opportunity to brainstorm new ideas and create every aspect of them, like employee profile videos or [...]

2022-02-03T12:28:03-05:00February 3rd, 2022|

The Paralegal of Pittsburgh

Colleen Rodgers, a 2016 Pre-Law graduate of Mount Aloysius College, has spent the last five years working as a paralegal for a variety of law firms in western Pennsylvania. After graduation, she began her career as a criminal defense paralegal, working for three years in Butler before moving to Pittsburgh.  After working at different law firms following her graduation, Rodgers now works in the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  “In 2019 I moved to a medical malpractice [...]

2022-02-03T12:19:31-05:00February 3rd, 2022|

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