BA/MA in Sociology, Criminology & Criminal Justice
Archbishop Molloy High School, Briarwood, NY
When Anthony transferred to the College of Mount Saint Vincent in his second semester freshman year, he had big dreams for himself. He had just left a larger university further from home where he wasn’t getting the personalized attention he wanted, for a smaller, more intimate campus where the faculty know each student by name.
On his first day, Anthony met Sociology Department Chair Dr. Alfred D’Anca, registered for his first sociology class, and knew soon after that it was the major for him. Dr. D’Anca also became his academic advisor and asked Anthony whether he wanted to help pioneer a new five-year masters program through a partnership with St. John’s University in Queens, NY.
“Without a doubt, Dr. D’Anca has completely changed my life and given me so many opportunities I never would have had if I had stayed where I was.”
Currently, Anthony is a senior taking his fourth graduate class toward his advanced degree.
In 2013, Anthony will be the first College of Mount Saint Vincent student to earn his BA/ MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He also scored a senior year internship with the Bronx District Attorney’s office.
“I am the only intern who isn’t pre-law – and the only undergraduate intern at the Bronx D.A.’s office. I am getting great hands-on experience; I go to court with the Assistant District Attorneys; help with cases; work on special projects; record testimonies; and take statements. It’s such interesting work, and I never would have had this experience if I weren’t a student at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.”
Transferring to the College of Mount Saint Vincent was absolutely the right choice for Anthony. “Aside from all the opportunities this school offers, the faculty and staff take such a personal interest in each student, and that alone give us the confidence that we can do anything. The professors in the Sociology Department have helped me to realize my dreams, and to all of them I am so grateful.“