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15 Jul

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Meet the Mount: Chris McGorty ’19

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In our “Meet the Mount” series, we’ll be highlighting some of the Mount’s people – our students, faculty, staff, and alumni – who make this college the wonderful community it is.

Chris McGorty ’19


Class year: Senior

Major: History

Certification: Adolescence Education

Athletics: Tennis

Campus activities/jobs: Admissions Ambassador, Teacher Opportunity Corps, Phonathon

Favorite spot on campus: Henry’s Courtside Cafe

One word to describe the Mount: Caring

For Chris McGorty, Class of 2019, it was his high school teachers that inspired him to forge his own path in education.

“They made learning fun and got me thinking that I could do that too,” he noted.

His especial focus in his studies is “history in the making,” with a passion on educating his students on events of recent years, such as 9/11, that are fast becoming part of America’s history. Continue Reading

02 Jul

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My First Year – Switching Your Major

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Why did you choose your major? A member of the Class of 2021 talks about why she decided to become a Psychology major at the Mount:

“Declaring a major for college can be scary, especially if you don’t know what you want to do. For me, I loved learning about the brain and everything Psychology had to teach. I came into the school as a Psychology major, but after getting a job that had me interacting with children, I figured out I needed to teach. Some of my friends at the Mount went into the school intending to be a teacher. They said that the Education courses they took were great and that if I was thinking about changing my major, I should do it my freshman year.

I scheduled a meeting with my academic advisor, and she told me how to switch majors. It consisted of going to the Psychology, Education, and English faculty to get signed off as switching majors. Everyone in these divisions were really helpful with my transition of changing majors. Plus, when I started telling people that I switched my major and was now going to be a teacher, they were all super supportive. My mom knew I was going to end up being a teacher, so she wasn’t shocked either. Continue Reading

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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

22 Jan

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From New York to South Africa: Lending a loving hand overseas

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Mary Bocskocsky tutors a child in Cape Town, South Africa.

Fusing hands-on education with a passion for philanthropy, Mount Saint Mary College student Mary Bocskocsky recently taught basic math and English skills to underprivileged children in South Africa.

Bocskocsky wanted to put her teaching techniques to the test before graduating, and decided to make a humanitarian journey to Gordon’s Bay in Cape Town, South Africa.

At the Ikhaya le Themba (Home of Hope) shelter, Bocskocsky spent weeks teaching basic literacy and mathematic skills to a classroom of three- to five-year-olds. She increased her students’ skills by reading to them, introducing them to math problems, and having them write the alphabet on a small blackboard.

Literacy skills were a major focus for Mary Bocskocsky during her recent humanitarian trip.

“While I was teaching in South Africa, I saw how much I had gained from the Mount’s education program,” she explained. “Without my Mount classes, I wouldn’t have been able to do this.”

Upon her return from Africa, Bocskocsky student taught at Glenham Elementary School in Beacon, N.Y. under the tutelage of cooperating teacher Danielle Yeaple, a Mount graduate.

“I told my students that there are kids in South Africa, just like them, learning how to read,” she explained.

Mary Bocskocsky reads to children in South Africa.

Learn more about the Mount’s education program on the web at www.msmc.edu.

Questions? Email admissions@msmc.edu or call 1-888-YES-MSMC (1-888-937-6762).