Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of the Mount’s Mentorship Program Kristin Lawler was quoted in HR Executive in January on the value of mentorship. The Mount’s Mentorship Program, launched in the fall of 2009, pairs successful alumnae/i, Trustees, and friends with dedicated students eager to gain insight into the skills necessary for success.
Mount mentors Dr. C.S. Rani (far left)
Mount Saint Vincent Trustee and mentor Maria L. Ellis and biology major Angeline Rivera ’13 were profiled in the Daily News about their close bond forged through the Mount’s Mentorship Program. Ms. Ellis, a salesperson at Manhattan real estate agency Citi-Habitats, is exposing her mentee to a different lifestyle and is helping her to achieve personal goals. “I think working with Maria, I just know that I’malways going to have a backbone in addition to family and friends,”Angeline said in the publication.“You always get that one on one push to really accomplish your goals.”
Nursing major and avid photographer Joy Sarabosing ’12 was selected by the New York Times to photograph the Mount’s stress ball making workshop during finals. Her photos were featured in the January 22 edition of the newspaper.
—Chelsea Daus ’12
Dust Off Your Dancing Shoes! Scholarship Tribute Dinner May 7th
The annual Scholarship Tribute Dinner was held on May 7, 2012 at the New York Public Library. This year’s distinguished honorees are C. Edward (Chuck) Chaplin, President, CFO, and CAO of MBIA Inc., and William J. Fishlinger, Esq., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WRM America.
Save the Date: Reunion
The Mount’s Reunion Weekend was held on June 8, 9, and 10, 2012, for classes ending in “2” and “7.” A special tribute was paid to the Class of 1962, which celebrated its 50th reunion, and the Class of 1987, which celebrated its 25th reunion. Reunion Weekend is a wonderful time for Mount Alumnae/i to celebrate and reconnect with fellow classmates.
Visit www.mountsaintvincent.edu/reunion.htm for more information.
Dance Takes Center Stage
Renovations are slated to begin this summer on two dance studios at the Mount—one of which will double as a wrestling room in the Mount’s original gymnasium, and the other will occupy a space in Spellman Hall. The College also plans to add a dance minor, which will benefit from the upgraded dance studios.
You're All Heart Luncheon
The School of Professional and Continuing Studies hosted “You’re All Heart,” a luncheon celebrating the hard work and valuable contributions of local nonprofit organizations, in February. The Hebrew Home in Riverdale received an award for its longstanding partnership with the Mount, and the College’s “Partnering in Excellence” initiative, was also announced. Sixty employees from 20 local non-profit organizations attended, including senior administrators from the Cerebral Palsy Association of New York, Riverdale Neighborhood House, Hebrew Home for the Aged, Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, World Vision, Toastmasters, Literary Freedom Project, the Council for Economics Education, Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services, St.Margaret of Cortona, Head Start, and the Bronx News Network.
President Charles L. Flynn, Jr. spoke at the luncheon on the importance of partnering in tough economic times, while Dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies Edward Meyer presented the Partnering in Excellence Initiative, a unique opportunity for local businesses to offer employees continuing education at the Mount at a discounted fee.
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“Words” Dance Their Way to Disney
The Mount’s Words Dance Company completed fundraising for their highly-anticipated trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. from August 5-11, 2012. Words President Joseph Saldoriga ’12 and 11 dance company members will participate in dance workshops, and perform on Disney’smain stage. Words combines traditional and modern styles of dance, with the goal of enriching the Mount’s performing arts.
Mount Students Spend Spring Break Giving Back
For more than 40 years, Mount students have volunteered with the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP). This year, six students and two chaperones continued this tradition during Spring Break. In the past, students have helped CAP volunteers build homes in the impoverished Appalachian region of Kentucky. Their extra hands and helping hearts provided disaster relief in response to the damage caused by devastating storms in Kentucky this past March.
On March 11, four senior nursing students, accompanied by Director of Campus Ministry Cecilia Harriendorf, S.C., traveled to Guatemala for the Mount’s Second Annual Service-Learning trip to the country. This service-learning project is a collaborative effort of the Office of Campus Ministry, the Department of Nursing, and the Sisters of Charity. The trip allows senior nursing majors to employ the skills they have gained at the Mount to address the health needs of indigent Guatemalans.
CMSV Lays the Groundwork for Restoration of Art Major
Plans are in the works to expand Maryvale Hall to add a state of the art sculpture studio. This addition will make it possible for the future exploration of reinstating the Mount’s art major.
—Chelsea Daus ’12