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18 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Sarah Favata

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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.

Sarah Favata

Current city: Norwood, NJ

Major at the Mount: History with certification in Elementary and Special Education (1-6) and a Middle School Extension (7-9)

What have you been doing since you graduated in May?

Over the summer, I worked as a Head Counselor for four-year-olds at Palisades Country Day Camp. Now I am substitute teaching in Dobbs Ferry and Cornwall and am also attending graduate school for my master’s in Literacy at St. Thomas Aquinas College.

How did the Mount prepare you for life after college?

The Mount prepared me for life after college by molding me into a life-long learner. As part of the Honors Program, I participated in independent research in both history and education. This allowed me to expand my knowledge from my courses and make real-world applications. As a teacher, I now use this information to make sure that I can engage students in meaningful literacy conversations. Continue Reading

18 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Anthony Krueger

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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.

Anthony Krueger

Current city: Chestertown, MD / Newburgh, NY

Major at the Mount: English with a minor in Public Relations

Right – Anthony Krueger (third from right) pictured with Cardinal Timothy Dolan and other members of MSMC Campus Ministry during his work as the Campus Ministry Graduate Assistant.

What have you been doing since you graduated in May?

Since graduating from the Mount, I have held a few different jobs. Over the summer, I worked as a waiter at a family-owned Marina down in Maryland. Currently, I am back at the Mount working to obtain my master’s in Business Administration. While in school, I work part-time as the Graduate Assistant for Campus Ministry as well as in Kaplan as a lifeguard on campus. Continue Reading

17 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Stephanie Weaver

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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.

Stephanie Weaver

Current city: Rockville Centre, NY

Major at the Mount: English with a minor in Psychology

Right: Stephanie Weaver in her new position as the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Gift Planning at St. John’s University.

What have you been doing since you graduated in May?

Since graduating, I’ve embarked on the journey of a lifetime. In August, I began a fully funded doctoral program in English at St. John’s University  while working as a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Gift Planning at St. John’s. I’ve been blessed with the best of both worlds so to speak: I am working at a job that I love, while preparing for the career that I have only dreamed of. I am currently preparing for two conferences and a personal   research project over the summer, and tutor in my spare time. Continue Reading

17 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Nicole Havrilla

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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.

Nicole Havrilla

Current city: Newburgh, NY

Major at the Mount: B.A. in Mathematics, with a dual certification in Childhood Education and Special Education, and a minor in Psychology

What have you been doing since you graduated in May?

Since graduation, I have returned to the Mount for my masters in Literacy Education (birth-6) and took on a permanent substitute teaching position in the Washingtonville School District. I work with amazing colleagues and staff that continue to add to my repertoire of knowledge, and I get to do what I love most: teach.

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26 Sep

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Coming Home Again

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Megan MorrisseyIt was August of 2006 and I had just moved the rest of my stuff into my new room in Sakac Hall. I was excited for this new journey I was about to embark on, but I was also scared to death. What if my roommate and I didn’t get along? What if I failed all of my classes? What if I didn’t make a single friend on campus and I was doomed to walk into the dining hall and eat all alone? These thoughts circle throughout every freshman’s mind at least once before arriving at college. For most of us, it’s our first time away from home and the thought of not having our parents, family, or friends nearby to turn to when we may need them can be terrifying. I always wished there was an office on campus that was designed to help first year students with their adjustment to college life, because when I was a freshman, we had to figure it out mostly on our own.

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