Mountie Spotlight

A Letter from a Mountie

Hello fellow Mounties, My name is Jacob Pasley and I am another proud Mount Aloysius Alumni.  I wanted to reach out to share my experiences and what I realized about the time I spent at Mount Aloysius College. I earned my Bachelors of Science Degree in Medical Imaging and Radiography at Mount Aloysius College in December of 2018. I left college uncertain of where my degree would take me, what opportunities I would have, and [...]

2020-09-09T14:13:55-04:00September 9th, 2020|

A Desire to Help People

When Dr. Megan Chicoine, ‘15, was a student in the pre-chiropractic 3+1 program at Mount Aloysius, she participated in two service trips, one to Camden, New Jersey, and the other to Guyana, South America. Through these trips, her eyes were opened to the rest of the world, and she was able to help others.  This desire to help people continued into her career, as she was recently hired as a chiropractor at North Carolina-based practice, [...]

2020-09-03T08:18:00-04:00September 3rd, 2020|

‘Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do’

When Elizabeth Ditty, ‘16, was in elementary school, she was determined to be a teacher at Tyrone Elementary School in Tyrone, PA.  Why that particular school? It was the school she attended, and she loved it. Now, after spending three years teaching preschool at The Goddard School in the State College area, Liz is returning to Tyrone as a kindergarten teacher. And she credits her teachers--from Tyrone Elementary to Mount Aloysius--for helping her to succeed [...]

2020-08-19T11:06:20-04:00August 19th, 2020|

Leaving the Comfort Zone

As a business administration major, Julianna Wright, ‘20, wanted an internship that not only challenged her, but also helped to expand her skills and knowledge. When she learned about the internship opportunity at JWF Industries, she was interested. “I knew it was out of my comfort zone,” Julianna said. “I had no prior knowledge or experience in the manufacturing industry, but I was up for the challenge. I also felt confident in the company’s ability [...]

2021-02-17T15:29:18-05:00August 19th, 2020|

Leading the Debate

In recent years, Mount Aloysius students have had the opportunity to directly participate in American politics thanks to local organizations. Most recently, they moderated a debate which featured candidates for state senate, state house of representatives, and other local elected positions. The 2019 event was hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Council for Republican Women and held at the Altoona Grand Hotel. Mount students and political science professor Dr. Matthew Arsenault participated in a debate. “The [...]

2021-02-17T15:29:51-05:00August 12th, 2020|

An Interview with a Surgical Technologist

When Jozie Seaman was an undergrad at Mount Aloysius, she was quite involved in campus ministry. She received her associate’s in surgical technology in 2016, her bachelor’s in natural science in 2020, and is returning to MAC for her MBA in health care management. During her time as an undergrad, Jozie participated in several mission trips with Campus Ministry, including a trip to Guyana, South America. She graciously answered some questions to update the MAC [...]

2020-08-11T09:32:05-04:00August 10th, 2020|

Helping Others Succeed

Van Lanzendorfer, ’18, always wanted to help people, but he wasn’t certain about what he wanted to study until his girlfriend, now his wife, showed him the physical therapist assistant program at the Mount. “I signed up right away,” Van said. Now, as a stretch therapist and trainer at Revival Fitness and Rehab in Altoona, PA, Van says he uses the knowledge he gained at MAC every day. He works with clients of all ages [...]

2020-08-19T11:30:16-04:00August 7th, 2020|

Serving During a Shutdown

Led by Brianna Baker, director of mission & ministry, and Amy Kanich, director of campus ministry, a team of Mounties volunteered to help local elementary and high school students during the statewide shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We feel the Mount Aloysius College mission and the values of the Sisters of Mercy can really serve the community,” said Brianna Baker. “As always, our dedicated students were reaching out to us to find out how [...]

2020-07-28T14:30:04-04:00July 28th, 2020|

Skipping the Test

Saige Perry, a rising senior biology major in the pre-osteopathic medicine track, is looking forward to beginning her studies at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) next fall. There, she will be able to focus on medical school and learning more about the human body and its afflictions. But before she transitions, one thing she doesn’t have to worry about is taking the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Because her SAT scores were so [...]

2020-07-28T14:26:47-04:00July 28th, 2020|

Let’s Get Digital

Like most young millennials, Alex Way ‘18, ‘20, developed an interest in video editing, recording, filming, and photography in high school. The rise of social media and prevalence of digital media-based assignments in class created a spark that would grow and develop as Alex transitioned into life at Mount Aloysius College. “Finding out that there was an entire dedicated branch of student workers at Mount Aloysius for maintaining the college's communications and social media presence [...]

2020-07-28T14:21:42-04:00July 28th, 2020|

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