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30 Jul

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Meet the Mount: Dr. Paul Schwartz

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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.

Dr. Paul Schwartz, Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Development


Title: Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Development

Years at the Mount: 41

Division: Division of Social Science

One could say that Dr. Paul Schwartz is dedicated to the Mount and its students – he’s been a professor at the college since 1977!

He is much beloved by the students, and the feeling is mutual: The students are his favorite thing about working at the college, he explains. He loves “watching the future take shape and develop in them” and is passionate about teaching them how to think. Continue Reading

20 Jul

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Developing My Passion in English

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At the Mount, we encourage our students to find their passion in the classroom.

Today on the blog, Sierra Caban, a sophomore English major pursuing certification in Childhood and Special Education, talks about being passionate about your studies, and why she’s found her passion in the Division of Arts and Letters at the Mount.

“Growing up, I always loved to read and write. Throughout high school, I lost touch with that part of my childhood and focused on just reading for school or doing other extracurricular activities. When I began to look into colleges, I was looking to be a Criminology major, but wasn’t 100% set on that. In my junior year of high school, I had an amazing English teacher that helped me realize that English was my passion. When I first came to the Mount, the English table at the Admissions event drew me in because of all of the classes offered and just how friendly the people were. I remember talking to Professor Phillips and Dr. Shea for a while at Accepted Students Day because they were telling me all about what the Mount offered in terms of classes and what I could get involved in.  Continue Reading

15 Jul

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Meet the Mount: Chris McGorty ’19

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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.

Chris McGorty ’19


Class year: Senior

Major: History

Certification: Adolescence Education

Athletics: Tennis

Campus activities/jobs: Admissions Ambassador, Teacher Opportunity Corps, Phonathon

Favorite spot on campus: Henry’s Courtside Cafe

One word to describe the Mount: Caring

For Chris McGorty, Class of 2019, it was his high school teachers that inspired him to forge his own path in education.

“They made learning fun and got me thinking that I could do that too,” he noted.

His especial focus in his studies is “history in the making,” with a passion on educating his students on events of recent years, such as 9/11, that are fast becoming part of America’s history. Continue Reading