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Discovering a Future in Criminology

During her time at Mount Aloysius, Brenna Wright was a starting libero on the College’s volleyball team. Liberos are valuable members of a volleyball team’s back row defense, and among the best passers on the team. It is perhaps this instinctive defensiveness and protectiveness that helped her find a career as a probation officer. She took an internship at the Cambria County Prison, where she was able to interact with inmates and other corrections [...]

2020-06-18T15:20:00-04:00June 18th, 2020|

Weaving a Story

For his Spring 2020 Rhetoric II class, Dr. Chris Burlingame wanted to try something a little different. Instead of a “normal” creative writing assignment, he had his class attempt what is called Twine. Twine is an online writing medium used to create branching stories, typically written in the second person, with multiple plots, paths, and endings. This alternative assignment, Dr. Burlingame thought, could get his class thinking differently about writing. “The decision to use Twine [...]

2020-06-16T13:56:21-04:00June 16th, 2020|

Superstars On & Off the Field

While it's far from uncommon for Mount Aloysius athletes to be equally as dedicated to their time in the classroom as they are to practicing their sport, it isn’t every day that you get two consecutive conference award winners from the same major. Emily Goldyn, ‘19, who played singles and doubles tennis, double-majored in criminology and psychology and won the 2018-2019 AMCC Woman of the Year award. Katie Mirance, ‘20, majored in criminology and minored [...]

2020-06-18T12:15:37-04:00June 16th, 2020|

A Sentimental Surprise

When Deborah (Rhoades) Friedline graduated with her Associate’s Degree in nursing from Mount Aloysius in the mid-90's, she wasn't able to purchase the pin that all nursing students receive at the end of their studies. As a single mother of two after her husband passed away unexpectedly, she was doing her best to support her family by going back to school. Deborah told her children, Kelly and Mike, about the pin while they were visiting [...]

2020-06-16T13:31:26-04:00June 16th, 2020|

Staying Fit with The TW Method

When TJ Wardwell, ‘18, ‘19, was a sophomore, he created workouts for one of his teammates on the Mount Aloysius baseball team. The workouts helped his teammate stay in shape for the season, but more importantly, they worked, and they were fun to do. Fast forward a few years, and those workouts helped to inspire TJ to create customized digital workouts for more than 30 in-person clients. “When I really thought about how the pandemic [...]

2020-06-16T13:28:28-04:00June 16th, 2020|

Tale of a Haunted Jail

Dave Regala Jr., ‘19, grew up with stories about the old Cambria County Jail on North Center Street in Ebensburg. Dave’s father, David Regala Sr., has worked in the Cambria County prison system for 31 years, and he would often tell Dave stories from his job. It wasn’t long before Dave was hooked on learning about the prison, and pursuing a degree in criminology from Mount Aloysius. “I grew up in Ebensburg, so I had [...]

2020-06-18T15:37:16-04:00June 16th, 2020|

Fighting Alzheimer’s One Step at a Time

According to the CDC, in 2014 over 93,500 deaths in all 50 states were attributed to Alzheimer’s Disease, and the Center estimates that over five million Americans are living with the disease. It is projected that this number will quadruple, meaning 14 million Americans over the age of 65 may be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s by 2050. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, although scientists at organizations like the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Foundation and Alzheimer’s [...]

2020-06-16T13:11:06-04:00June 16th, 2020|

Prepared for the Pandemic

As an experienced nurse, Raymond Yakelis, ‘81, takes pride in teaching and assisting those younger than him. Raymond works at Ochsner Medical Center, the largest health system in Louisiana, at the West Bank Campus, where he helped to prepare the hospital for the coronavirus outbreak by purchasing supplies in advance. Raymond’s “normal” job is teaching pediatric life support and additional techniques of intraosseous infusion at the hospital. In the past, he has served as an [...]

2020-05-11T17:33:57-04:00May 11th, 2020|

On the Front Lines

When Sabrina Henri, ‘10, ‘20, arrives at work at the Yale-New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital, she’s nervous. She’s the most seasoned and experienced RN in her unit, which means that she’s in charge of the 100-bed emergency department in her 500-bed hospital. Her emergency room is currently running at 95% capacity, and her fellow nurses and doctors are busier than they’ve ever been. The hospital is a designated coronavirus testing facility, and it is close [...]

2020-05-05T12:59:44-04:00May 5th, 2020|

Nurse Kinsey is Ready for Liftoff

When a patient is air transported to a hospital, Kinsey Cutchall, ‘13, is there to provide the urgent care they need during the flight. Flight nurses like Kinsey are highly trained to provide life-saving medical services to all her patients. They are there to assist patients during pre-flight and during transport, helping to ease pain and treat conditions on the way to the hospital. Even before she graduated from Mount Aloysius with her associate’s degree, [...]

2020-05-05T13:49:04-04:00May 4th, 2020|

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