Today, Christina Mistretta ’19 (far left), the president of Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors on campus, tells us a little bit about this organization on campus:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Student Ambassadors is a service organization that serves to benefit those in need on local, national, and international levels. CRS Student Ambassadors have direct impacts on the impoverished through projects such as: Midnight Runs, food/clothing drive set-ups, food delivery programs, and community clean-ups. Advocacy programs are also a part of the program focusing on human trafficking and migration. You can read more about recent CRS activities here and here. Continue Reading
The Campus Ministry Office is here to help support the Mount Saint Mary College community on their spiritual and moral journeys, whether they belong to an official religion or are unaffiliated with a particular mosque, church, synagogue, or temple. Today, Alyssa Picard, a junior Psychology major and Religious Studies and Human Services minor at the Mount, talks about how being part of Campus Ministry has benefitted her college experience.
“As the old saying goes, ‘Home is where the heart is,’ and Campus Ministry is where my heart lies. One thing I love about the office is the unique group of people who gather there, who I would never have met if I had not joined Campus Ministry. To me, Campus Ministry exemplifies and helps me to live out the virtues of faith, hope, and charity. Continue Reading
Hello! My name is Caleb Oliver, and I am an RA in the freshman dorm, Guzman Hall, here at Mount Saint Mary College. Overall, I enjoy being a freshman RA, because I get to be a significant part of my residents’ experience as new students on campus.
Prospective students can expect spacious residence halls that are perfect for college students. Freshman dorms are cable ready, and equipped with a refrigerator and a microwave in each room. There is even a laundry room on the lower level of the building! All of these comforts make it easy for students to adjust to their first year of college.
On Friday, September 25, 2015, nearly 40 Mount Saint Mary College students joined 20,000 faithful at Pope Francis’s Madison Square Garden Mass in New York City. Pope Francis discussed the challenges of life in a large city and expressed concern for the Big Apple’s underprivileged citizens. For Clare O’Keefe, a public relations and journalism major, the Mass was a life-changing experience. “It was unbelievable,” said Clare. “As soon as the Pope came into Madison Square Garden, I immediately felt a very spiritual presence. I’ve never felt like that before.” Watch the video above to hear more from Clare and Fr. Francis Amodio, O.Carm, the College’s chaplain and director of Campus Ministry.
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: 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