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15 Nov

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Then and Now: Urszula Wyluda

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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

10 Nov

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Going home: Mount students return to NFA for alumni panel

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David Gallagher, associate professor of Education, and three current Mount students recently presented on an alumni panel at Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, NY. 

Recently, three current Mount students held an alumni panel on the college application process at Newburgh Free Academy (NFA) in Newburgh, NY. Elycia Martinez ’19, Sarah Williams ’20, and Francisco Mojica ’20, along with education professor David Gallagher, talked to the students about their personal journeys to college and encouraged the scholars to make the most of their high school experiences. The three students, who are all alumni of NFA as well as current students at the Mount, were able to relate some of their own high school experiences while applying for college as well as provide tips and tricks on the application process and how their attitude towards their studies impacted their college prospects.

You can check out the whole article here.

Thank you to these students for representing the Mount and inspiring the next generation of college students!

04 May

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Advice for the Class of 2019

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In exactly twelve days, Jade Hanley and Emily DiBiase will become graduating members of the Class of 2015. As the students who have brought you Knight Life for the past few semesters, Jade and Emily wanted to share some of their advice with the Class of 2019 before they become official alumnae of the College.

On Opening Day

Jade: Don’t stress out on moving in with “strangers” because these people quickly become your Mount family. I’m still friends with my first roommates! Opening Day is a good time to get to know each other. This is also a crucial time to set up schedules. You should always know your roommate’s schedule (like when they wake up in the morning). Also, don’t be afraid to set up a cleaning schedule right away! It’s better now in a definitive format than later when dust bunnies are taking over.

Emily: Opening Day will be one of the most stressful and yet absolutely wonderful days of your life. The people who you meet today will be your classmates, co-workers, and best friends for the next four years and beyond. Make this a day to reinvent yourself and be whoever you want to be in a brand-new place! Also, go to the Club Fair on Opening night; getting involved on campus will make the Mount seem like your home in no time. Continue Reading

21 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Carrie Waterman (Victoria)

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This week marks exactly six months since the Class of 2014 walked across the stage and became the newest members of the Mount Saint Mary College alumni family. Those of us who knew the amazing Class of 2014 are definitely feeling their absence this year, so we decided to reach out to some of our recent alumni for updates. In honor of their six-month anniversary, Knight Life will be posting updates from a few students each day this week, highlighting their achievements and progress since graduation.

Current city/Major at the Mount:

My name is Carrie Waterman, which is weird to type because I’m so used to Carrie Victoria. (More on that soon.) I’m originally from Georgia, but I traveled to New York so that I could attend Mount Saint Mary College. I majored in English and minored in Psychology and Journalism.

Right – Carrie Waterman (Victoria) at her graduation with then-fiance Cody Waterman. Continue Reading

20 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Karen Borst

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This week marks exactly six months since the Class of 2014 walked across the stage and became the newest members of the Mount Saint Mary College alumni family. Those of us who knew the amazing Class of 2014 are definitely feeling their absence this year, so we decided to reach out to some of our recent alumni for updates. In honor of their six-month anniversary, Knight Life will be posting updates from a few students each day this week, highlighting their achievements and progress since graduation.

Karen Borst

Current city: Levittown, NY

Major at the Mount: Mathematics and Adolescent Education 7-12 with a middle school extension 5-6

What have you been doing since you graduated in May?  

I am working at IS73 in Maspeth, Queens as a 6th grade mathematics teacher and am also attending Queens College for my master’s degree in Literacy Education, 5-12.

How did the Mount prepare you for life after college?

The Mount helped me to grow up and be independent, having the confidence to lead my own classes. It also helped me to decipher student needs and to effectively teach students, given different useful strategies.   Continue Reading