September 20, 2013
“Mount Saint Mary College gave me everything I needed in an
undergraduate program,” says Joseph Henain of Hopewell Junction in
Dutchess County, a biology major in his senior year on the pre-med
track. “They’ve given me every opportunity that a big university
could, and some more.”
Viewers can see the Mount through the eyes of Henain and his
classmates in “The Mount Experience,” a short video showcased at www.msmc.edu
Follow the trio as they describe what drew them to the Mount,
and learn more about the many advantages that comprise their robust
Mount Saint Mary College experience.
Whether he’s in state-of-the-art science labs or on the
basketball court, Henain says the Mount offers friendly personal
attention from faculty. The commuter is a member of the rigorous
honors program, and through the Summer Undergraduate Research
Experience program, he works closely with professors for enriching
In sports, Henain says he’s a “part of something bigger” than
himself, especially with the Mount athletic teams’ service club,
Knights in the Community.
Asma Neblett from Port Jefferson Station on Long Island, a
communications/journalism major, says on-campus clubs are academic,
challenging, and compliment classroom learning. Student
organizations can also provide new experiences and encourage
critical thinking: for example, the Knight Radio club gave her
insight into a new medium, and upped her communication skills.
Rachel McGinty from Florida in Orange County, a mathematics
major on the education track, says that Mount residence halls “feel
like home.” Plenty of food options and on-campus activities keep
students healthy and happy.
She adds that the Mount has an “excellent education program,”
with the nearby Bishop Dunn Memorial School providing great
opportunities for a teacher candidate’s fieldwork.