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14 Sep

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My First Year: Academic Coaches

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Here at Mount Saint Mary College, each incoming freshman student is assigned an academic coach from the Office of Student Success to guide him or her through the transition from high school to college. The academic coach is meant to be a friendly face that freshmen can rely on for everything from scheduling classes to discussing roommate conflicts and helps to make students more comfortable with the Mount and college life. Sophomore Criminology major Iris Stewart just finished her freshman year last year, and had some advice for incoming students about academic coaching at the Mount: Continue Reading

12 Sep

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“SURE” Thing: The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

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Francisco Mojica, second from right, presenting his research
at the conclusion of SURE this summer.

While his counterparts were catching up on sleep and indulging in the latest Netflix show, junior Francisco Mojica was hard at work on the Mount campus this summer participating in one-on-one research through the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. We caught up with Francisco to discuss his experience with the program:

“The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an awesome opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in paid, intensive research over the summer. Students work one-on-one with a faculty member to complete a research project that the two collaborate on over the summer. All majors can participate in SURE, and past projects have included science, education, English, business, math, and more. Continue Reading

07 Sep

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Academic highlight – Criminology

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Criminology professor Jenifer Lee-Gonyea

One of the Mount’s newest majors, Criminology, is really taking off at the Mount. Unlike simply criminal justice, the Mount’s Criminology major views crime from a variety of angles, including victimization, society’s perception of criminals and victims, and why people commit crime in the first place, infusing a sense of purpose and heart into the studies. Today, we caught up with senior Criminology major Alex Nova to tell us more about what it’s like to study Criminology at the Mount: Continue Reading

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30 Aug

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My First Year: Academic Coach Introduction

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Hello and welcome to the My First Year blog series! My name is Brianne Thompson, and I am one of the Academic Coaches in the Office of Student Success. Before I explain the purpose of this blog, let me first tell you a little bit about myself and how I wound up at Mount Saint Mary College.

I am a native of the Hudson Valley and grew up in Orange County. Throughout my childhood and teen years, music was my life. I started piano lessons in the second grade and voice lessons shortly after that. I was the stereotypical “music geek” in high school, participating in any musical ensemble that was offered, All-County and All-State choruses, starring in multiple musical productions, and going to hang out in the music room during any free period I had. There was no doubt in my mind at that point that my career in the future would be centered on music. Therefore, I applied and was accepted to Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey – a very prestigious, music-only college. Continue Reading