July 11, 2012
First row, left to right: Dante Cantú, director, Center for
Student Success; Lanette Perez-Villarroel, HEOP program
coordinator; Gabriela Monroy, Mamaroneck, NY, psychology; Justin
Perez, Washingtonville, NY, mathematics; Ilce Velarde, Newburgh,
NY, biology; Fr. Kevin Mackin, OFM, Mount president; Melody Martin,
Bronx, NY, nursing; Gifty Adusei, Bronx, NY, biology; Lisbel
Tavares, Brooklyn, NY, sociology/criminology.
Second row, left to right: Mount junior Corrine McLaughlin,
Bronx, NY, psychology; Adrian Willis, Newburgh, NY, business
management; Caitlyn Motter, Valley Central, NY, mathematics; Mount
senior Christopher Fandino, Brooklyn, NY, interdisciplinary
studies; Natalis Carmona, Bronx, NY, human services; Keino Isaac,
associate director of HEOP, and Shanice Robe, Valley Stream, NY,
Fr. Kevin Mackin, OFM, president of Mount Saint Mary College
recently greeted new students from the Class of 2016 Arthur O. Eve
Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP).
The students are participating in the HEOP Summer Academic
Institute, a five-week program designed to prepare the 10
pre-freshmen for college life, initiate the process of building
academic skills, and acquaint them with support services.
The summer program is mandated for HEOP students by the State