15 Oct

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Meet the Mount: William Wiacek ’18

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In our “Meet the Mount” series, we’ll be highlighting some of the Mount’s people – our students, faculty, staff, and alumni – who make this college the wonderful community it is.

William Wiacek ’18


Class Year: Senior

Major: Psychology on the Pre-Physical Therapy track

Campus Activities/Jobs: Photography club, Admissions Ambassador, Orientation Leader, Resident Living Council

Favorite spot on campus: Hudson Lounge

One word to describe the Mount: Community

As William Wiacek completes his final semester at the Mount, he is looking back on a number of amazing experiences he will take with him as he makes the next step in life.

Thanks to the wonderful Psychology faculty, William feels prepared for the future. “I love the Psychology staff. The professors are amazing, they take their time to make sure you understand what you are learning, and they are great people to get to know!” In fact, he enjoyed his Intro to Psychology class so much that he switched his major to Psychology as a result. Continue Reading

09 Oct

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Academic Profile: History/Political Science

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For Giselle Martinez (far right, above), majoring in History/Political Science made sense with her career aspirations in law.

After a few years in the program, her major has also allowed her to development other interests.

“I’m interested in pursuing a career in law and I believe politics compliments that field quite well. After taking an elective in political science my freshman year, I became interested in learning more about international laws and how governments operate that I quickly found myself gaining a new passion. I feel that politics shape everything about our city, state, country, and world, and because of that I want to be well informed and educated in this area.” Continue Reading

05 Oct

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MFY Faculty Flashback: Anthony Scardillo

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Every other week, the My First Year blog will be sharing stories of faculty so that our freshman students can get to know their professors a bit better and hear some of their advice for new students.

Anthony Scardillo, DM, MBA, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Division or School: School of Business

Number of Years at the Mount: 1

Hobbies/Recreation: Family; Morning walks; Cooking and Tinkering with my 1966 VW Beetle

What students don’t know about me:
I used to sing in a Barbershop Harmony Quartet

Marketing is about getting your product noticed by the consumer with the intent to sell that product. And the hardest part is getting your product noticed in today’s extremely cluttered and competitive market.

Using that context, if a student wants to “break the ice” with a professor, they need to view themselves as a “product” and determine what attributes you have that would help you get noticed – and ultimately “selected” by the consumer (The Professor). Continue Reading

02 Oct

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Seniors’ Last First Semester

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Interview with Christina Nazario ’19 and Tristan Earle ’19


Above: The Class of 2019 at Mount Olympics in 2017

The start of the new school semester brings college seniors a bittersweet mix of emotions as the Class of 2019 begins the countdown to graduation. We sat down with some of the members of the Class of 2019 to learn more about how they’re feeling during this final year at the Mount. Here is an interview with seniors Tristan Earl, a Psychology major, and Christina Nazario, a Business Administration major:

What were some of your favorite classes?

Tristan: “My favorite classes had to have been Bio-Psychology and Experimental Psychology.”

Christina: “I would say I thoroughly enjoyed Consumer Behavior and Marketing Principles the most.” Continue Reading

27 Sep

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Meet the Mount: Kathleen O’Keefe

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In our “Meet the Mount” series, we’ll be highlighting some of the Mount’s people – our students, faculty, staff, and alumni – who make this college the wonderful community it is.

Kathleen O’Keefe, director of the Career Center


Title: Director of the Career Center

Years at the Mount: 1991-1992, 2005-present

Department: Career Center

Campus involvement: Advisor for the Student Business Association

Favorite spot on campus: Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary

One word to describe the Mount: Caring

One of the most exciting things to see during Kathleen O’Keefe’s time at the Mount has been the transition her department has undergone over the years.

The Career Center was established in 2009, and she notes that it was exciting to be part of that transformation. While she was originally hired to coordinate internships, her role has changed so much over the years. Now, she oversees career readiness, professional development, and global opportunities in addition to internships. Continue Reading