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15 Oct

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Meet the Mount: William Wiacek ’18

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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.

William Wiacek ’18


Class Year: Senior

Major: Psychology on the Pre-Physical Therapy track

Campus Activities/Jobs: Photography club, Admissions Ambassador, Orientation Leader, Resident Living Council

Favorite spot on campus: Hudson Lounge

One word to describe the Mount: Community

As William Wiacek completes his final semester at the Mount, he is looking back on a number of amazing experiences he will take with him as he makes the next step in life.

Thanks to the wonderful Psychology faculty, William feels prepared for the future. “I love the Psychology staff. The professors are amazing, they take their time to make sure you understand what you are learning, and they are great people to get to know!” In fact, he enjoyed his Intro to Psychology class so much that he switched his major to Psychology as a result. Continue Reading

27 Sep

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Meet the Mount: Kathleen O’Keefe

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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.

Kathleen O’Keefe, director of the Career Center


Title: Director of the Career Center

Years at the Mount: 1991-1992, 2005-present

Department: Career Center

Campus involvement: Advisor for the Student Business Association

Favorite spot on campus: Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary

One word to describe the Mount: Caring

One of the most exciting things to see during Kathleen O’Keefe’s time at the Mount has been the transition her department has undergone over the years.

The Career Center was established in 2009, and she notes that it was exciting to be part of that transformation. While she was originally hired to coordinate internships, her role has changed so much over the years. Now, she oversees career readiness, professional development, and global opportunities in addition to internships. Continue Reading

03 Sep

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Meet the Mount: Trevor Dyess ’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.

Trevor Dyess ’19


Class Year: Senior

Major: Business Management and Administration, 5-year BS and MBA program

Concentration: Marketing

Athletics: Lacrosse

Campus activities/jobs: Admissions Ambassador

Favorite spot on campus: Lacrosse field

One word to describe the Mount: Home

Career aspirations: eSports or video game business associate or advertising professional

Favorite experience at the Mount: The Business and Law of Sports and Entertainment in the Hudson Valley panel, especially meeting Brandon Steiner of Steiner Sports. It was nice to meet someone who’s been through it and done it.


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15 Aug

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Meet the Mount: Isabelle Frank ’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

Isabelle Frank ’20 (top row, far right)


Class Year: Junior

Major: Public Relations

Campus activities/jobs: Student Government Association, Resident Living Council, Resident Assistant, Admissions Ambassador

Favorite spot on campus: Benches on the Dominican Center hill looking out over campus

One word to describe the Mount: Opportunistic

Isabelle Frank ’20 has been part of the Mount community since a young age – as a child, she attended Bishop Dunn Memorial School, the on-campus K-8 school at the Mount.

“I grew up doing science labs in Aquinas,” she explains. “My 8th grade dance was in Hudson Hall. I performed in school plays on the Aquinas stage.”

Having that bond to the school so early on is special, and a bit strange, she admits. While all of her college friends are experiencing the school for the first time, she already has so many memories made on this campus. Continue Reading

30 Jul

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Meet the Mount: Dr. Paul Schwartz

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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.

Dr. Paul Schwartz, Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Development


Title: Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Development

Years at the Mount: 41

Division: Division of Social Science

One could say that Dr. Paul Schwartz is dedicated to the Mount and its students – he’s been a professor at the college since 1977!

He is much beloved by the students, and the feeling is mutual: The students are his favorite thing about working at the college, he explains. He loves “watching the future take shape and develop in them” and is passionate about teaching them how to think. Continue Reading