We make decisions in our life every day. Whether it’s something small like what to eat for breakfast or something on the larger scale like making a difference in people’s lives, we make these decisions to not only benefit ourselves but for everyone we come into contact with. Christina Mistretta, a senior at the Mount, has just made a decision that will change her life (and others’ lives!) for the better. Christina will be traveling across the world to Tanzania, Africa this July. She has accepted a position in the Peace Corps as a secondary education science teacher.
Christina on a service trip in Ecuador
Christina’s life during college has been all about big decisions. Her first was choosing to attend Mount Saint Mary College to study Biology- Adolescent Education. Coming from Brooklyn, NY, Christina was excited for this chapter in her life in an environment she wasn’t used to. She fell in love with the Mount and everything it had to offer her. Once she was here, she wasted no time in getting involved. Christina became an active member in Habitat for Humanity and had a huge role as the president and founder of our Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors program. She is also a chair member on the Student Honors Council.
This wasn’t enough for Christina, though. She wanted to do more all around campus, so she decided to apply to be a resident assistant. After receiving word as a freshman that she had been accepted, Christina couldn’t wait to get started. Becoming an RA was a huge decision she had to make and she took it a step further for her senior year by becoming a senior RA (SRA), which is a step above a regular RA. Three years in Res Life has changed Christina’s life. She explained that she has met people that she can call friends for the rest of her life and she has had experiences she hopes to take with her through life.
When asked about his future as a senior, Joseph (Joe) Henain ’14 remarked that he felt ready for the next step – medical school – because of the Mount’s preparation. “I feel incredibly bless to be part of this incredible institution,” noted the Biology major on the Pre-Med track in 2013, “and the Mount has definitely prepared me for my next step in life and to fulfill all my dreams to become a doctor.”
Now, four years later, Joe has accomplished that dream.
In May, Joe graduated from Albany Medical College with a degree in medicine, and is already preparing for his next challenge, pursuing training in the field of Vascular and Interventional Radioloy at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
“(The Mount) gave me a great pre-med program,” Joe said. “Every single faculty that I met here has gone above and beyond to help me succeed, not just here at the college level, but teach me lessons about how to succeed in the real world. They’ve given me every opportunity that a big university could, and some more.” Continue Reading
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
Dear Class of 2018,
As you are looking ahead to your future, the Class of 1968 is looking back as we anticipate being on campus again for out 50th reunion. Fifty years has flown by, filled with jobs, marriages (and some divorces), children, grandchildren, deaths, travel, retirement, volunteering, and all of the other factors that are a part of life. For some of us the path was straight; for others there were bumps in the road as well as twists and turns. But for each of us who are returning this September, Mount Saint Mary College is a part of the foundation of our adulthood. Continue Reading
Urszula Wyluda ’11 in her classroom at Milner Core Knowledge Academy in 2011.
In 2011, Urszula Wyluda was a brand new Mount Saint Mary College graduate, embarking on her journey as a teacher at Milner Core Knowledge Academy in Hartford, CT with confidence thanks to her Mount education.
Now, six years later, Wyluda is still grateful for that solid foundation. Continue Reading