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16 Jan

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Meet the Mount: Madison Herley ’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.

Madison Herley ’19


Class Year: Senior

Major: Media Studies

Concentration: Production

Minors: Journalism and Art

Reason for picking that major: My favorite thing about studying Media Studies and Production is that it’s so hands on. Our professors allow us to work in groups and go out into the community to capture video work. I’ve always seen myself working in the television industry as a producer. Being in this profession there is never a dull moment and every day there is something different to do.

Campus Activities/Jobs: Resident Assistant (RA)

Reason for getting involved: I chose to get involve on campus because I wanted to be apart of something. Freshman year you got to see that people had each other already. They all had a second family at the Mount. I wanted to have a second “family” that I could count on and that’s what being an RA did for me. This has shaped my campus experience because I got to be there for residents, too.

Favorite spot on campus: Dominican Center hill

One word to describe the Mount: Beautiful

Above: Madison Herley ’19 recently coordinated the Mount’s A.R.T. Show Part II in spring 2018.


What is your Mount story? Contact us at webservices@msmc.edu to share your Mount experience!

14 Jan

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The Mount Reflects: The Division of Arts and Letters

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This week at the Mount, we are celebrating the Division of Arts and Letters, which houses English, Communications, Media Studies, Hispanic Studies, and more. We’ve talked about how the division has a strong family feeling, but what do current students and recent alumni think of the Division? Let’s ask them!


“I love that I have the freedom to be creative and exposure to a variety of texts and ideas. The professors are eager to let you create and express yourself while at the same time not overwhelming you with tedious work.” – Matthew Anastasi, English major seeking certification in Adolescence Education, Class of 2018

“I think one of the most enjoyable parts was how encouraging everyone in Arts and Letters is. They are always willing to give you a chance to express yourself creatively, and they are always willing to help you when you need it.” – Madison Beckman, Journalism major, Class of 2017 Continue Reading

02 Oct

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Mount Student Produces Video for Poughkeepsie Journal

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As part of Mount student Molly McKee’s internship at the Poughkeepsie Journal, she shot and edited the above video about the Historic Kimlin Cider Mill. Molly had this to say about her internship:

The Poughkeepsie Journal is a wonderful place to intern. I work for the multimedia part of the Journal, meaning I shoot footage either in the studio or on location. I then edit it and upload it to the website. Since working at the Journal, I have learned so much, including how to conduct a great interview, how to edit footage on new software, and how to use different camera equipment. The on-site experiences I’ve gained within the last month have been great! They have taught me so much about working in the “real world.” My favorite parts about working for the Journal are shooting and then editing footage. I enjoy doing this because I can really take the story that I am shooting and make it my own meaningful story.

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24 Oct

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Mount Media Students Produce Commercial

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Mount Media students recently produced a television campaign for the Railroad Playhouse to advertise their current production, “America’s Brightest Star.” Mount Media is the creative production agency developed to give media studies students hands-on experience working on productions and advertising campaigns.

In the following behind-the-scenes video, Mount students Greg Jacob and Lauren Parrelli talk about the production process.

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