Students Create Bat Boxes for Service Learning Project

As a part of their Biology II class, Mountie students traveled to Nathan’s Divide to install bat boxes. The class, taught by Dr. Crystal Goldyn, did research on how important bats are to local ecosystems, and learned how human actions can negatively affect the bat populations. They installed the bat boxes to assist with the conservation of bats and to provide them with a safe place to raise their young. Senior Devonna Weimer said that [...]

2021-05-20T13:17:26-04:00May 20th, 2021|

Keeping History Alive

A Mount Aloysius College student is doing his part to help preserve and share local history. Alexander Minnick, a junior history/political science major from the St. Marys area, has spent the past four years volunteering at the Eldred WWII Museum. Built to memorialize a local munitions plant that produced high-explosives, thermite, and smoke grenades for the British troops, the museum houses many artifacts focusing on the American involvement leading up to and during the [...]

2021-05-13T09:11:37-04:00May 13th, 2021|

Mount Aloysius Professor Published in PopMatters

Cresson, Pa. - Dr. Daniel Anderson, English and communications professor at Mount Aloysius College, recently had an article published on PopMatters, a prominent pop culture website. The website boasts 1.4 million unique monthly readers and includes written works on topics ranging from music to film to books. Anderson’s article, titled “Zack Snyder, Matthew Arnold, and Ancient Stories in Comic Book Films,” discusses the similarities between filmmaker Zack Snyder and 19th century poet and cultural critic [...]

2021-04-29T10:51:47-04:00April 29th, 2021|

Mountie Nurses Provide Vaccines to the Community

20 of Mount Aloysius College’s nursing students brought the College’s Mercy values into the community through a unique opportunity. On short notice, the nurses in training  traveled to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Johnstown, PA, where they distributed approximately 1,200 vaccines in the span of two days. The vaccine clinic was held by Highlands Health Clinic. The nurses ranged from first-year students to students in their final semester. Students within the nursing program are required [...]

2021-04-12T11:57:54-04:00April 12th, 2021|

From International Affairs to Classroom Affairs

Mike Ryan has a unique connection to Mount Aloysius College. His grandmother and great aunt were born across the street from the college in the Admiral Peary House. That same great aunt would go on to become a nun and English teacher for fifty years, and she is buried in the college’s cemetery. Several of his family members attended and graduated from the Mount. So it only seems natural that he would find himself back [...]

2021-04-12T11:42:48-04:00April 12th, 2021|

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|

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