We make decisions in our life every day. Whether it’s something small like what to eat for breakfast or something on the larger scale like making a difference in people’s lives, we make these decisions to not only benefit ourselves but for everyone we come into contact with. Christina Mistretta, a senior at the Mount, has just made a decision that will change her life (and others’ lives!) for the better. Christina will be traveling across the world to Tanzania, Africa this July. She has accepted a position in the Peace Corps as a secondary education science teacher.
Christina on a service trip in Ecuador
Christina’s life during college has been all about big decisions. Her first was choosing to attend Mount Saint Mary College to study Biology- Adolescent Education. Coming from Brooklyn, NY, Christina was excited for this chapter in her life in an environment she wasn’t used to. She fell in love with the Mount and everything it had to offer her. Once she was here, she wasted no time in getting involved. Christina became an active member in Habitat for Humanity and had a huge role as the president and founder of our Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors program. She is also a chair member on the Student Honors Council.
This wasn’t enough for Christina, though. She wanted to do more all around campus, so she decided to apply to be a resident assistant. After receiving word as a freshman that she had been accepted, Christina couldn’t wait to get started. Becoming an RA was a huge decision she had to make and she took it a step further for her senior year by becoming a senior RA (SRA), which is a step above a regular RA. Three years in Res Life has changed Christina’s life. She explained that she has met people that she can call friends for the rest of her life and she has had experiences she hopes to take with her through life.
Today, Christina Mistretta ’19 (far left), the president of Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors on campus, tells us a little bit about this organization on campus:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Student Ambassadors is a service organization that serves to benefit those in need on local, national, and international levels. CRS Student Ambassadors have direct impacts on the impoverished through projects such as: Midnight Runs, food/clothing drive set-ups, food delivery programs, and community clean-ups. Advocacy programs are also a part of the program focusing on human trafficking and migration. You can read more about recent CRS activities here and here. Continue Reading
David Gallagher, associate professor of Education, and three current Mount students recently presented on an alumni panel at Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, NY.
Recently, three current Mount students held an alumni panel on the college application process at Newburgh Free Academy (NFA) in Newburgh, NY. Elycia Martinez ’19, Sarah Williams ’20, and Francisco Mojica ’20, along with education professor David Gallagher, talked to the students about their personal journeys to college and encouraged the scholars to make the most of their high school experiences. The three students, who are all alumni of NFA as well as current students at the Mount, were able to relate some of their own high school experiences while applying for college as well as provide tips and tricks on the application process and how their attitude towards their studies impacted their college prospects.
You can check out the whole article here.
Thank you to these students for representing the Mount and inspiring the next generation of college students!
Are you interested in the nursing program here at Mount Saint Mary College? We take great pride in our School of Nursing. The school is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, boasts NCLEX-RN passage rates that exceed the state average, and enjoys a long-standing reputation with area hospitals as a leader in healthcare education. But don’t just take it from us – here’s what some of our current students have to say about the School of Nursing at the Mount!
“I wanted to become a nurse because I want to help others who are going through a tough time. I decided to come to the Mount because everyone says it’s a good school, and local hospitals will ask to hire Mount students. It’s very competitive to get into the School of Nursing because it is very good. We’re a big family; everyone is really friendly and wants to see you succeed.” – Cynthia Fraile, Sophomore Continue Reading