10 Feb

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Club Profile – Delta Leadership Society

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The MSMC Delta Leadership Society at their 2014 trick-or-treating event. Elisa DiGiacopo (back row, third from left) is the president of the Delta Leadership Society.

We recently reached out to the president of the Delta Leadership Society here on campus, Elisa DiGiacopo, to learn more about what they do as an organization.

Knight Life: Can you give us a brief overview of your club?

Elisa: Delta Leadership Society is a philanthropy club that focuses on doing charity work both on campus and in the Hudson Valley community. As a club, we brainstorm different charities that we would like to assist and then create events that either fundraise for or raise awareness about the particular charity or issue that we have chosen. Continue Reading

03 Feb

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Club Profile – MSMC Dance Team

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The 2014-2015 MSMC Dance Team at Bonfire 2014. Briana Croce (kneeling, center) is the president of the team.

Hello! My name is Brianna Croce, and I am from Staten Island, NY. I am a senior Information Technology student seeking certification in Elementary and Special Education, and am also the president of the MSMC Dance Team.

The Mount Saint Mary College Dance Team is a club on campus through the Student Government Association. The Dance Team performs at many events on campus such as basketball games, Alumni and Family Weekend, Bonfire, Spring Weekend, and Relay for Life. We have also performed in the community at local walks and events taking place in the Hudson Valley. Continue Reading

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24 Nov

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Club Profile – C.I.R.C.L.E.

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The C.I.R.C.L.E. club with members of the Men’s Lacrosse Team and local Newburgh children during their October 2014 read-a-thon.

Hello! My name is Lindsay Roe. Currently, I am serving as president of C.I.R.C.L.E., which is an acronym for the long, but descriptive name of the MSMC student club Conversations to Inspire Reading Children’s Literature with Engagement.

Members of C.I.R.C.L.E. share a love for reading and discussing children’s literature. At our biweekly meetings, we read different multicultural books and debate their place in the classroom and how they should be presented to children. Books to be discussed for the semester are chosen at the beginning of each term by C.I.R.C.L.E. members to ensure interest. In addition to meetings, C.I.R.C.L.E. members also share their books with students in the area, either by holding book talks in local elementary schools, volunteering at the Saturday reading program at the Newburgh Armory, or hosting events for local children on campus.  Continue Reading

21 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Carrie Waterman (Victoria)

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This week marks exactly six months since the Class of 2014 walked across the stage and became the newest members of the Mount Saint Mary College alumni family. Those of us who knew the amazing Class of 2014 are definitely feeling their absence this year, so we decided to reach out to some of our recent alumni for updates. In honor of their six-month anniversary, Knight Life will be posting updates from a few students each day this week, highlighting their achievements and progress since graduation.

Current city/Major at the Mount:

My name is Carrie Waterman, which is weird to type because I’m so used to Carrie Victoria. (More on that soon.) I’m originally from Georgia, but I traveled to New York so that I could attend Mount Saint Mary College. I majored in English and minored in Psychology and Journalism.

Right – Carrie Waterman (Victoria) at her graduation with then-fiance Cody Waterman. Continue Reading

20 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Megan Capurso

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This week marks exactly six months since the Class of 2014 walked across the stage and became the newest members of the Mount Saint Mary College alumni family. Those of us who knew the amazing Class of 2014 are definitely feeling their absence this year, so we decided to reach out to some of our recent alumni for updates. In honor of their six-month anniversary, Knight Life will be posting updates from a few students each day this week, highlighting their achievements and progress since graduation.

Megan Capurso

Current city: Beacon, NY / Garrison, NY

Major at the Mount: Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Religious Studies and Psychology

Right, Megan Capurso with a fellow Cap Corp Volunteer at a recruitment fair in November 2014.

What have you been doing since you graduated in May?

In March of 2014, I was accepted to a year of service program. I now work at Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries (CYFM), a retreat center run by the Capuchin Franciscans, as a Cap Corp Volunteer (CCV). We minister to teenagers and young adults in the Church through running retreats, giving witness talks, leading small talk discussions, and being present for them in relational ministry. I now live in a house with the other six volunteers in Beacon, NY. In addition to running retreats, I am the co-leader of a youth group in Pearl River, along with one of my fellow CCVs. While this year has been, by far, the busiest I have ever had, it is most definitely the most joyful, God-filled, and rewarding as well. Continue Reading