20 Jun

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My First Year – Why I Chose the Mount


We love hearing about all of the reasons our students end up choosing the Mount! Here is why one of the members of the Class of 2021 decided to become a Knight:

“When I was starting to look for colleges to apply to, I really wanted to stay close to home and have a small class size. I was having trouble finding a school that fit this criteria, however.

Then, in high school, I was part of a a class that pushed students to discover a new passion and make a project based on that passion. While taking this course, there was an eight-page essay that needed to be written, and Mount Saint Mary College graciously allowed us to use their library database. While researching for the paper, we were also given a tour of the campus, and I knew this was where I belonged. Everyone was very nice, from the teachers and staff to the students we saw walking from class to class. Plus, the campus is beautiful and right by the Hudson River. Continue Reading

08 Jun

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Echoes of a Philosophy Minor


Maria Greco ’13 did something very few Mount students take on – she graduated with a Philosophy minor during her time at the Mount, something that she’s still grateful for today.

Back in 2013 during her senior year, we highlighted Maria in the MSMC Magazine, and she touched on how her Philosophy minor made her think about her other course subjects and her faith in a deeper way.

Left: Maria in 2013

Classes with instructor Justin Chiarot helped her “push boundaries and ask questions about my faith,” she noted in 2013. “It intrigued me and made me want to learn more.”

Now a nurse, Maria still sees the echoes of her Philosophy training in her work and faith. Continue Reading

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07 Jun

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Then and Now: Megan Capurso ’14


Left: Megan Capurso graduates from the Mount in 2014. Right: Megan Capurso ’14 at her graduation from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry with a Master of Divinity.

Around this time in 2014, Megan Capurso ’14 was getting ready to set out on a new adventure.

The Mount alumna, who majored in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Religious Studies and Psychology, had graduated a year early from the Mount thanks to college credits earned in high school. The fresh college graduate had her sights on a year of service with Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries in Garrison, N.Y., followed by pursuing a master’s degree in Theology.

Four years later, she has accomplished all of those goals. After completing a year of service with the Capuchins, Megan began graduates studies at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and graduated this May with a Master of Divinity. Continue Reading

04 Jun

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Study Tips from Honors Program students – Part 2


Looking for some study tips? The members of our MSMC Honors Program talk about the study tips that have worked for them.

Time Management

Nicole Cavallo – senior Biology and Chemistry major on the Physician Assistant prep track: “Don’t procrastinate!”

Catrina Colombo – sophomore Undeclared major:“Taking a little bit, day-by-day, so cramming isn’t an option. It’s less stressful and more efficient!”

Brianna De Lizzio – sophomore Nursing major: “Start early, way before you think you need to. Even if your friends aren’t studying yet, it is okay. You will be more prepared. If you make a study guide for each exam as the semester is going on, you can compile all of your study guides at the end to study for your final, and you don’t need to spend time making one. Plus, if you keep up with your work and do well all year, you won’t have as much pressure on yourself to do well on the final.” Continue Reading

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