Word to the Wise

Kristy Daniel began her English career at Mount Aloysius during her undergraduate years, and she has not let graduate school stop her momentum!  Kristy’s love for English started in high school when she fell in love with words and the power they hold. This passion for English brought Kristy to the Mount, but not in the way she expected. Kristy is now pursuing a Master of Arts degree in English with a focus on Rhetoric [...]

2021-08-19T11:49:13-04:00August 19th, 2021|

Go with the Flow

Cameron Cheers, ‘14, had always known that he wanted to help others.  Even though this aspiration could have led him down many career paths, his future was clear after his grandmother had a stroke and he watched her perform her physical therapy sessions. While still in high school, Cameron started working at Evolution, a physical therapy clinic, as a technician. He worked this job through college until he finally graduated with his Physical Therapist Assistant [...]

2021-08-19T12:30:01-04:00August 19th, 2021|

A Mountie Family Legacy

Not many families can say that they have a legacy, especially a college legacy. For the Wright family, this legacy at Mount Aloysius College started back in 1987, when Cathy George Wright received her associate degree in business administration. Cathy received two more degrees from the Mount in ‘95 and ‘06 before both of her children made the decision to study at MAC when it was time for them to make college decisions. On top [...]

2021-08-20T08:19:58-04:00August 19th, 2021|

Communication & Connection

After earning her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Psychology, Lori Milcic discovered that counseling didn’t feel like quite the right career path. She began her work as a counselor at a school for the Deaf, and she learned American Sign Language on the job from the Deaf students and staff.  Even though she had learned other languages before ASL, she felt a deep connection to this unique form of communication and the Deaf community. Lori [...]

2021-08-19T13:53:19-04:00August 19th, 2021|

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|

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  • Happy Thursday, Mounties! What do you think of this beautiful fall day before break starts tomorrow?
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