The Culture of Life program was designed to reflect the motto
Love Yourself, Be Yourself, Be the Example… Because It’s
the Right Thing to Do.
The objective of the Culture of Life program is to integrate
this motto into the daily lives of Mount students, in and out of
the classroom, which in turn will affect their life when they
Moreover, the campaign fosters a deeper understanding of the
College’s mission, namely “Doce Me Veritatem.” (Teach me the
truth.) Additionally, the program exhibits the use of a shared and
inclusive language, thus promoting the feeling of community on
campus. This understanding will affect our students’ moral
development, thus broadening their knowledge in the following
- Respect towards others and self
- Values and moral development
- Self image/worth
- Relationships (meaning of relationships, types of, etc.)
- Decision making (alcohol, drugs, healthy process of making
- An environment of safety
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Julia Garcia, "The TRU College Life"
Through her infectious personality and innate ability to
connect with her audiences, Julia brings poetry, up to date stats,
inspiring stories, and empowering audience interaction to create
one powerful and unforgettable TRU college experience.
Donna Freitas, author of Sex and the Soul
Donna Freitas is an author of books for both teens
and adults. Her most recent works, The End of Sex and
Sex and the Soul, seek to empower our nation’s youth
through a honest discussion of the reality of the college
experience, and how tricky it can be to keep afloat while hook-up
culture seeks to trample sexuality and spirtuality.
Chris Herren, former professional basketball
From growing up in Boston, to landing the dream job of
being a Boston Celtic; Chris Herren speaks about the substance
abuse problems he dealt with for most of his basketball career and
his road to redeption and recovery.
Erica Upshaw, "Keep Friendship Alive"
Erica Austin (Erica Upshaw) shares her first-hand story
using videos, interviews, audience interaction, and humor to convey
the importance of partying smart and keeping friends safe.
This week of events helps students identify the seven
areas of individual wellness and gives them the tools to achieve
balance in all seven areas through a wide variety of
For more information on this campaign, please contact Sandra
Henderson, director of student activities, at 845-569-3112 or
Father Francis Amodio, director of campus ministries, at