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Director of Campus Ministry Cecilia Harriendorf, S.C.’s life-changing journey from television producer to Sister of Charity was featured in the September issue of Woman’s Day magazine.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, campus chaplain Father Chris Keenan was profiled in the New York Daily News in September for his essential role of providing ministry at Ground Zero. Father Chris is also Chaplain for the Fire Department of New York, and assisted at Ground Zero after the death of his friend and mentor Father Mychal Judge.

Father ChrisFather Chris Keenan in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, College of Mount Saint Vincent. Credit: Victor Chu/Daily News

Associate Director of Development Systems and alumna Madeline McGuinness’01 was featured in an October U.S. News & World Report article on the benefits of tuition remission for college employees. Ms. McGuinness says that finishing college was a special goal for her to achieve, as the first member of her family to earn a degree.

Assistant Professor of Nursing and alumna Mary Ann Witt ’90 was quoted on understanding childhood obesity in Clinical Advisor. “Tackling obesity often takes skills that are not taught in medical school,” she said in the publication. “Physicians learn about how to treat diseases and repair the body, but don't spendmuch time learning how to change behaviors.”

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Ad Laudem DeiHonorees Dr. Sophia Yan Liu ’69 (l) and Dr. Nancy Harding (r) with Sister Kathleen M. Tracey ’48, Ph.D.,

On October 25, 2011, the College of Mount Saint Vincent honored distinguished alumnae Nancy Harding ’69, Ph.D. and Sophia Yan Liu ’69, Ph.D. for their noteworthy professional accomplishments, outstanding moral character, and contributions to the community with the 2011 Ad Laudem Dei Awards. Dr. Harding holds a B.S. in chemistry from the College and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Purdue University. She is an inventor of genetically purified gellan gum, a food additive that has helped improved the quality of consumer milk and dairy products, and has also helped create four other patented agents. After earning a B.S. in chemistry from Mount Saint Vincent, Dr. Liu received her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Columbia University. Her work has yielded multiple U.S. patents, including one for an agent that results in safer plastics.


Rob Jacklosky

Chair and Professor of
English Dr. Rob Jacklosky




Chair and Professor of English Dr. Rob Jacklosky was recently named one of 10 finalists in the Aspen Writers’ Foundation and Esquire Magazine 2011 Short, Short Fiction contest. Dr. Jacklosky’s story, “Baby Envy,” was performed in front of a live audience composed of contest judges and 300 literati at an Esquire Magazine party. He and the other finalists also participated in a writing workshop taught by Colum McCann, bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies is hosting a series of career advice workshops. The Winning Wednesday Series is free and open to the public. The series offers professional advice on such topics as resume writing, hiring trends, interviewing skills, and positioning yourself for your ideal job.

The annual Scholarship Tribute Dinner will be held on May 7, 2012 at the New York Public Library. This year’s honorees are C. Edward (Chuck) Chaplin, President, CFO, and CAO, MBIA Inc. and William J. Fishlinger, Esq., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WRM America. Join us for a fabulous evening of dinner and dancing, and help raise scholarship funds for talented, deserving students.

The Mount’s Reunion Weekend will be held on June 8, 9, and 10, 2012, for classes ending in "2" and "7". Special tribute will be paid to the Class of 1962, celebrating their 50th reunion, and the Class of 1987, celebrating their 25th reunion. The weekend is a wonderful time to celebrate and reconnect with fellow classmates.

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Did You Know?

Mount Students Are Concerned for Others
Mount students selected Concern Worldwide, a nonprofit that supports the world’s poorest nations, as the College’s official charity. Every year, Students and the Office of Student Affairs coordinate efforts to raisemoney that is then donated to the charity. To date, the Mount has donated more than $5,500 to Concern Worldwide.

The Mount Wrestles into 2012-2013
The Mount added a wrestling team to its roster of Division III athletics. The team will compete in the Skyline, Metropolitan, and Centennial Conferences, against rivals such as Yeshiva, NYU, and Hunter beginning next fall.

Lights, Camera, Action!
Introducing the Mount’s New Theatre Minor
The Mount now offers aspiring thespians the opportunity to minor in theatre. The minor, spearheaded by Dr. Brad Crownover in the Department of Communication, allows students to concentrate in either acting/directing or playwriting/ scriptwriting. Students are required to complete 18 credits, which include an introductory course in acting, three credits in drama/performance studies, nine credits in their area of concentration, and three credits of a final performance lab. 

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