By Belle Frank
It’s weird to think I have spent more than half my life on the Mount Saint Mary College campus. I became a Knight when I was 10 and I started middle school at Bishop Dunn Memorial.
Most graduates look back at their years on campus and reminisce about all their “firsts.” Their first all-nighter, their first friend, first write up. And yea, I look at all of those too with a smile spread across my face, but I also look back to my “first firsts.” Like, my first musical debut on the Aquinas stage in sixth grade. My first science lab taught by Dr. Bhalla in seventh grade. My first eight grade dance in the Hudson Auditorium.
Ashley Lane, Mount Saint Mary College Student Government Association president, speaks at the 2017 Gala Reception to donors and friends of the Mount.
My name is Ashley Lane, and I am a senior here at the Mount. First let me start by welcoming you into the Mount Saint Mary College family. You are about to embark on an exciting journey here, filled with lasting friendships, good memories, and a fantastic education.
When I first came to the Mount, I was nervous, like many other incoming freshmen. I found myself questioning my decision to leave home and wondering whether I had chosen the right school. I quickly learned, however, that this was unlike any other college I had visited. The professors were there to help, the administration cared about any problems you were having, and the staff was always friendly and smiling. Continue Reading