Deirdre Lydon ’20 (left) is interviewed by a local television station seeking college students’ opinions on current events.
For Deirdre Lydon ’20, she knew right away that a career in nursing was the perfect fit for her.
“I knew I wanted a career with direct one-on-one contact with people and to provide care for others,” she reflects. “I want to know the patients and their families. It’s the whole umbrella of helping people.”
Now a junior Nursing major, Deirdre is happy with her choice to attend the Mount for her Nursing education.
Her favorite aspect of the Nursing program is the opportunity to do clinical work at area hospitals beginning in sophomore year. “It’s a type of learning you won’t see as much” in other programs, she noted. “Being able to learn hands on is one of the most amazing ways to learn. Everything comes together from other classes and works full circle.” Continue Reading
When Jacqueline Hogan, a senior Psychology major, first began at the Mount in 2015, she began as a Biology major on the Pre-Physical Therapy track. However, after completing a shadow experience in physical therapy, she realized that her true calling was occupational therapy and switched to Psychology instead.
While she enjoyed being part of the Division of Natural Sciences, especially the close relationships with faculty, Jacqueline’s experience with the Division of Social Sciences has been just as positive.
“I believe the academic division supports the students greatly,” she said. “I have never felt uncomfortable to ask a question in class if I was confused or wanted more detail. I feel as if they want all their students to succeed in life. My professors have always welcomed us to office hours, and I am very happy with the professors at the Mount.” Continue Reading
Traveling the bustling streets of Tokyo, feeding kangaroos by hand in Australia, taking selfies in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa: If anyone asks Mount study abroad students “What did you do during your summer vacation?” they’re in for a great answer.
Dozens of Mount students and professors traveled around the world this summer through the college’s study abroad program. In addition to two programs led by Mount faculty to Australia and Italy, Mount students also studied independently in Morocco, Tokyo, London, and Thailand. All trips were arranged with the help of the Mount’s Career Center.
Leading an enthusiastic group through Australia was Michael Fox, assistant professor of Business Law and the Pre-Law advisor at the Mount, and fellow School of Business teacher Scott Russell, assistant professor of Sports Management. The group began in Sydney and stopped in Canberra (the Australian Capital Territory), Cairns, and Brisbane, enjoying tours of museums and government offices, climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, visiting Aboriginal tribes, and more along the way.
The group with Hon. Meegan Fitzharris, member of the ACT Assembly and Minister of Health for Australia Capital Territory
“Study abroad is a wonderful experience,” noted Fox. “Living in another country provides one with an appreciation for other cultures, and other ways of life. One comes away with a respect for both the similarities and differences between nations and peoples – something very much needed in our world.” Continue Reading
Thank you to all who voted to come up with campus nicknames for the eaglets! And the winning nicknames are…
Tom and Dom!
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
Isabelle Frank ’20 (top row, far right)
Class Year: Junior
Major: Public Relations
Campus activities/jobs: Student Government Association, Resident Living Council, Resident Assistant, Admissions Ambassador
Favorite spot on campus: Benches on the Dominican Center hill looking out over campus
One word to describe the Mount: Opportunistic
Isabelle Frank ’20 has been part of the Mount community since a young age – as a child, she attended Bishop Dunn Memorial School, the on-campus K-8 school at the Mount.
“I grew up doing science labs in Aquinas,” she explains. “My 8th grade dance was in Hudson Hall. I performed in school plays on the Aquinas stage.”
Having that bond to the school so early on is special, and a bit strange, she admits. While all of her college friends are experiencing the school for the first time, she already has so many memories made on this campus. Continue Reading