During Spring Break 2012, my family and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to our nation’s capital city, Washington D.C. Packing late the night before departure has become a vacation tradition. Shirts, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, boxers, socks, hats, toothbrush, pillow, etc. all made it to the “don’t forget” list; however, I also brought a gift that I had received just weeks before at MSMC’s New Student Day. The gift represents a part of who I am, my MSMC Knight.
I will never forget my first time arriving at 330 Powell Avenue. I was completely captivated by the mountain view and the Hudson River. The first time I saw Mount Saint Mary College, I was attending orientation with my parents. Every activity began on schedule and every person greeted and directed me with a smile. From that moment on, I knew I was made to attend this college.
Currently, I’m going into my senior year. I will be starting the upcoming fall semester as a Resident Assistant, Campus Ministry Lector, Vice President and Treasurer of two campus clubs, and a volunteer at an off-campus non-profit organization. In addition to coddling and nurturing me academically, the Mount satisfies my desire to serve others. I can find support and help from all members of administration. Even as a media studies major, I still feel comfortable speaking with education, math, science, and history professors that know my name and encourage my passion for higher learning.