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There’s No Place Like Home: From Mountie to CEO

When Jake Claar, ‘11, graduated from Mount Aloysius with his degree in business administration, he had already established a career in the College’s department of Institutional Advancement. He worked there for three years while also serving as President of the Alumni Executive Board Association. In 2014, after a successful career at the Mount, he ventured into a whole new career working in the automotive industry using the skills and knowledge he learned in his business [...]

2021-03-31T10:21:52-04:00March 31st, 2021|

From Student to Administrator in a Flash

“Ever since I built my first computer for gaming, I felt a passion for technology unlike any other.” Even though he learned a lot on his own by developing and maintaining his own computers, Brent Harpster, ‘18, wanted to get an education in IT to build his hobby into a successful career. Brent currently works as the Systems Administrator at Juniata Valley Bank. He first started out as an IT Specialist, but was quickly promoted [...]

2021-03-31T10:18:08-04:00March 31st, 2021|

A Rehabilitation Journey

Mountie PTA student Kelsey Hammons wants to become a physical therapist assistant so she can help people the way her father received help. After he fell off a ladder and suffered a spinal cord injury, Kelsey basically grew up in the rehabilitation hospital watching her father recover.  She says that physical therapy was always her father’s favorite time because he had the opportunity to learn how to get back to normal and regain his [...]

2021-03-16T12:55:36-04:00March 16th, 2021|

Mount Aloysius Student Receives National Veteran Leadership Award

Mount Aloysius College student John Price will be awarded the 2020 Student Veteran Leadership Award from G.I. Jobs magazine. The award is given to 48 veteran students across the United States who show exemplary leadership and involvement in their community. Price, of Williamsburg, PA, is a 2020 graduate of the College’s physical therapy assistant program and is working to complete a bachelor’s in natural science. He also serves as the president of the on-campus Military [...]

2021-01-22T12:00:13-05:00January 22nd, 2021|

It’s All How You Interpret It

As a freelance interpreter, Cheyanne Marsh, ‘17, works with a variety of Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients. She is self-employed, which means she builds her own schedule and decides whom she wants to work with--including political candidates and popular live performances. “I was extremely lucky to find a career that I love so much,” Cheyanne said. While taking American Sign Language classes through her high school’s after school program, she learned that she [...]

2021-01-14T14:15:05-05:00December 16th, 2020|

The Business of Healthcare

Jessica Bressler, ‘17, ‘19, always knew she wanted to work in the healthcare field, but it wasn’t until she was in her clinical rotation as a medical imaging major that she found what she really wanted to do. “Hospital administration touches so many more patients’ lives and gets more exposure for what they’re doing in healthcare. That’s what drove me to make the switch,” Jess said. After graduating with her associate degree in medical imaging, [...]

2021-01-05T10:00:28-05:00December 16th, 2020|

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|

Life in the Operating Room

Tricia Good, ‘19, fell in love with surgery while doing a rotation through the operating room during her time at the Indiana County Technology Center in the Health Occupations Technology program. She got to watch an orthopedics case, and found the tools and techniques the surgeons were using to be interesting. Now, Tricia is a surgical technologist at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital. She is responsible for helping to prep the operating room for surgeries and [...]

2021-01-22T13:45:43-05:00November 2nd, 2020|

A Leader On and Off the Field

When Luke Stultz, ‘18, ‘20, was a student-athlete, he learned fundamental skills that he uses daily in his professional life. He learned time management, discipline, the ability to take criticism, and self-accountability from his time on the MAC baseball team and his professors. Now, as a physical therapist assistant at ProCare Physical Therapy, Luke says he uses these skills and the knowledge he learned in Mount Aloysius’ Leadership in Healthcare program to succeed. “The leadership [...]

2020-10-27T10:14:07-04:00October 27th, 2020|

Last-Minute Application, Long-Term Benefits

Chung Lip wasn’t planning on getting another degree. But when he was shadowing doctors in different fields, he felt led to take his education in a different direction. He wanted a career that allowed him to work hands-on with patients while spending meaningful time with them. That meant finding a program that shared his mission to help others. “That’s when I decided I wanted to expand my training more into a clinical setting,” Chung said. [...]

2021-01-22T13:45:16-05:00October 27th, 2020|

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