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CMSV Celebrates Founders Week 2014
4/15/2014 - Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent celebrates the 103rd anniversary of the charter creating the College of Mount Saint Vincent on Thursday, April 24, 2014. This year, Founders Day will be the culmination of the inaugural Founders Week, which will include a variety of activities focusing on three themes: Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, Homelessness Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 23, and Founders’ Day.

Originally founded as the Academy of Mount Saint Vincent in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity of New York, the Trustees of the University of the State of New York amended the charter in 1911, creating the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Today the College is synonymous with exceptional, co-educational, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts education with nationally-recognized programs taught by distinguished faculty in small, supportive classes. The College offers a quality education to talented students without regard to financial background, by offering generous scholarships and institutional grants.

The Founders Week Celebration Schedule

Tuesday, April 22 – Earth Day

  • 12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m. CMSV Garden and mount Pit Stop at Grace Plaza
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. Campus Clean-up – Campus Ministry
Wednesday, April 23 – Homelessness Awareness Day
  • 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Franciscan Breadline – Campus Ministry
  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Bread and Water Breakfast in Crossroads
  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. Box City (see the schedule or stop by Campus Ministry)
Thursday, April 24 – Founders Day
  • 10:00 a.m. – Employee Service Brunch – Smith Hall
  • 12:30 p.m. – Mass in the Chapel of Immaculate Conception
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sandwhich Making – Campus Ministry
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Spring Forum in Hudson Heights
  • 5:00 p.m. – Vinny’s Birthday Celebration and Italian Dinner in Hudson Heights
    *discounted Italian dinner buffet
  • 8:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Midnight Run – Campus Ministry

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of  study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.

Media Contact:
Belle Hann
Director for College Relations
(718) 405-3345 

Leah Munch
Coordinator for Campus Events & College Relations
(718) 405-3341