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28 May

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Meet the Mount: Nicholas Tucker ’21

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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.

Nicholas Tucker ’21


Class Year: Sophomore

Major: Psychology with a concentration in Counseling Minor: Criminology

Campus Activities: Member of Catholic Relief Services, Choir Singer at Mass, Dominican Scholars of Hope, Member of Habitat for Humanity, Orientation Coordinator for Summer Orientation 2019, Resident Assistant, Vice President of the Social Sciences Club, and Work Study Student at the Writing Center.

Favorite Spot on Campus: Chapel of Most Holy Rosary- DC Chapel

Career Aspirations: Become a Mental Health Counselor and a College Professor.

One word to describe the Mount: Vibrant

Nicholas Tucker ’21 has only been at the Mount two years and has already made a huge impact on the campus community. Whether it’s his involvement with various organizations on campus or just his bright, upbeat personality, Nick has definitely made a positive name for himself so far.

His love for the school shows each and every day. “Every day at the Mount is filled with so many diverse surprises and exciting moments, which as a result, leads me to cherish the time that I am at the Mount even more.” The Mount has been able to open so many doors for Nick and being able to do everything he does while balancing being a student is a prime example of a true student leader. Continue Reading

27 Mar

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Meet the Mount: Noah Ginty ’20

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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.

Noah Ginty ’20


Class year: Junior

Major: Accounting (5 Year Master’s Program)

Campus Activities: Resident Assistant, Member of Student Business Association, Captain of Track and Field Team, Member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society

Favorite Spot on Campus: Kaplan Center (Mostly the Weight Room)

Career Aspirations: Obtain his CPA license and work in a public accounting firm for some years, then become a college professor to teach accounting

One word to describe the Mount: Incredible

 

Noah Ginty ’20 is certain that he has made the right choice by coming to the Mount. “My favorite thing about being a student here is being involved in the community on campus. The relationships and friends that I have gained throughout my time here are invaluable to me,” he explained.

Noah wasn’t always so active and involved around campus though. “Coming to school my freshman year, I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life, or what I was even interested in. I became really good friends with my RA who encouraged me to apply to become an RA myself. I can say this was hands down the best decision I could have made to become more involved in college.”

Besides being an RA, Noah is also a captain on the Mount’s track and field team where he has also had much success. He talked about how one of his greatest memories here at the Mount came while on the track team. “By far the most memorable thing I’ve done in my time at the Mount was when I set the new school record for Javelin my sophomore year. That was definitely one of the most rewarding achievements of my life and it was extremely nice to see all of the hard work that I put in pay off into something so positive,” he explained.

If he had the opportunity to go back in time, he’d still choose the Mount every time. “Choosing to come to the Mount has by far been the greatest choice I’ve made in my life. The opportunities that have been created for me would not have been possible at any other school. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

You can catch Noah around campus usually either at class, in the gym, or studying and hanging out with friends in the library.


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15 Mar

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Why Getting Involved on Campus Makes or Breaks Your College Career

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My name is Alex Perlak. I am an aspiring Financial Analyst majoring in Mathematics on the Actuarial Science track from West Hempstead, Long Island, New York. In high school, I knew I wanted to get involved the very minute I learned what the Student Council and Key Club did for my community back home. At the end of my four years, I became the president of five clubs and graduated in the top 10% of my class. But enough about high school, as those days are in the past; I am writing to discuss why you should get involved in college.

Since high school, I’ve always had a passion for giving back to the community. I definitely want to join as many clubs and organizations as possible to eventually reach out to the community and greater Newburgh and to give back to the campus that gave me the opportunity to earn a college degree. I joined eight clubs during my freshman year while balancing theatre and my academic studies. I enjoyed every minute of my freshman year. I became involved in the Dominican Scholars of Hope, a community service based organization that serves our community as a whole; became an officer of the Delta Leadership Society, a club whose mission was to give back to the school and area surrounding it; and I also joined the Student Government Association as the freshman class president. With the help of my peers, mentors, and members of the faculty, I learned so much about the opportunities this campus has to offer. I joined clubs, made friends, earned leadership experience, and had the best time one could ask for by getting involved on campus.

I sometimes believe that I can be shy at times, and I almost didn’t join some of these clubs because I was afraid I wasn’t going to fit in. But the chip on my shoulder said to go for it and I did. If you are someone who is worried about joining a club, or running for a position on the executive board of a club, hear my advice: college is what you make of it and getting involved in something, whether it be sports, intramurals, clubs, or organizations, is going to help you grow as a person in your college experience. It is never too late to join or even start a club at the Mount. I currently serve as the club assembly senator of the Student Government Association. It is my mission to create a welcoming environment for current and prospective students to have fun and enjoy activities that pertain to them. I oversee the management of over 30 clubs at the Mount, and it is very rewarding to me to see people have fun based on the different interests they possess.

Again, it is never too late to get involved. Especially at the Mount, we value each student as a member of our family, and we would love to see you at a future club, organization, or intramural meeting soon.


If you have any questions about the Club Assembly or need more information about getting involved on campus, don’t hesitate to contact me at aper6101@my.msmc.edu

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26 Feb

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Meet the Mount: Angelica Rolka ’20

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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.

Angelica Rolka ’20


Class Year: Junior

Major: Nursing

Campus Activities/Jobs: Get Creative Club, Library Worker

Favorite spot on campus: The Forgotten Stairwell Loop in the Dominican Center

Career aspirations: To become a midwife, then Nursing professor

One word to describe the Mount: Close-knit

“The Mount was my #1 college choice after visiting it just once,” says Angelica Rolka ’20.
“I was very shy when I first started out, avoiding all the freshman activities and keeping to myself in the dorm room,” she reminisces. “My freshman roommate, now best friend, Emily Fricano, was the first Mount person I talked to and connected with. Now you can see me sitting in the View chatting away with Father Greg and many other Mount students.”

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