Elite Knight Trends, the Mount’s fashion club, at the 2014 Pace Upward Bound fashion show. On the far left is Adrian Willis, president of Elite Knight Trends.
Hello! My name is Adrian Willis, and I am the president of Elite Knight Trends, Mount Saint Mary College’s fashion club. Our purpose is to provide a place of appreciation for the general concept of fashion and its artistic nature, particularly for an awareness of culturally-diverse fashions. During our weekly meetings, we discuss and watch videos on different forms of fashion, whether it be watching how-to videos, looking at celebrities’ attire from award or fashion shows, discussing the latest trends, having conversations about personal style, or collaboratively planning an event.
Our meetings are free-flowing and run just like an average lunch table discussion where all members’ opinions are valued and strongly encouraged; no voice goes unheard or unappreciated. In fact, the ideal Elite Knight Trends meeting runs as follows: the president gives an update on future events and event planning, then a member brings up a topic, and other members chime in on the discussion. When that topic is over, another member introduces another topic. The setting is extremely relaxed. Continue Reading
The MSMC Delta Leadership Society at their 2014 trick-or-treating event. Elisa DiGiacopo (back row, third from left) is the president of the Delta Leadership Society.
We recently reached out to the president of the Delta Leadership Society here on campus, Elisa DiGiacopo, to learn more about what they do as an organization.
Knight Life: Can you give us a brief overview of your club?
Elisa: Delta Leadership Society is a philanthropy club that focuses on doing charity work both on campus and in the Hudson Valley community. As a club, we brainstorm different charities that we would like to assist and then create events that either fundraise for or raise awareness about the particular charity or issue that we have chosen. Continue Reading
The 2014-2015 MSMC Dance Team at Bonfire 2014. Briana Croce (kneeling, center) is the president of the team.
Hello! My name is Brianna Croce, and I am from Staten Island, NY. I am a senior Information Technology student seeking certification in Elementary and Special Education, and am also the president of the MSMC Dance Team.
The Mount Saint Mary College Dance Team is a club on campus through the Student Government Association. The Dance Team performs at many events on campus such as basketball games, Alumni and Family Weekend, Bonfire, Spring Weekend, and Relay for Life. We have also performed in the community at local walks and events taking place in the Hudson Valley. Continue Reading
The C.I.R.C.L.E. club with members of the Men’s Lacrosse Team and local Newburgh children during their October 2014 read-a-thon.
Hello! My name is Lindsay Roe. Currently, I am serving as president of C.I.R.C.L.E., which is an acronym for the long, but descriptive name of the MSMC student club Conversations to Inspire Reading Children’s Literature with Engagement.
Members of C.I.R.C.L.E. share a love for reading and discussing children’s literature. At our biweekly meetings, we read different multicultural books and debate their place in the classroom and how they should be presented to children. Books to be discussed for the semester are chosen at the beginning of each term by C.I.R.C.L.E. members to ensure interest. In addition to meetings, C.I.R.C.L.E. members also share their books with students in the area, either by holding book talks in local elementary schools, volunteering at the Saturday reading program at the Newburgh Armory, or hosting events for local children on campus. Continue Reading
MSMC’s Colleges Against Cancer group photo for the 2014-2015 school year. Christina Antico (kneeling, second from right) is president of MSMC’s chapter of the organization.
Colleges Against Cancer, also referred to as CAC, is a nationwide collaboration of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by working to implement programs and spread the mission of the American Cancer Society on college campuses. Here at the Mount, programs we partake in include the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Great American Smokeout, Relay for Life, and much more. Continue Reading