Academic Support Services

Meet the Academic Coaches

Pat Duffy

Patrick Duffy
patrick.duffy@msmc.edu

Pat was raised in the central NJ town of Hillsborough, and graduated from the University of Denver in gorgeous Denver, CO with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. As an actively engaged leader on campus, Pat realized that he loved being a part of a college community and wanted to continue this path beyond college. After working for a year at DU in Residence Life, Pat attended the University of Connecticut, where he received a MA in Higher Education Administration while working as a graduate assistant in the Department of Career Services, focusing on internship development and placement. After graduation, Pat worked as a Residence Director for three years at Union College, supervising a first-year residence hall, developing a passion for working with incoming first-year students. Through this position, Pat realized how important it was to get first year students on the right path from the start of their college career to ensure success down the road. Pat is most looking forward to supporting all the members of the MSMC community and making sure all students have a positive experience while at the Mount.

 

 

Megan Morrissey

Megan Morrissey
megan.morrissey@msmc.edu

Megan was raised in Montgomery, NY, where she still lives today. She graduated from Mount Saint Mary College in May of 2010 with a BA in Communication Arts. During her senior year of college, she realized that she no longer wanted to pursue a career in communications. With the help of her academic advisor, she re-discovered her love of helping others. She graduated with an MS in School Counseling from Long Island University in May 2012, and began working in the Center for Student Success in August 2012 as an Academic Coach and Advisor. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know the incoming freshmen and helping them discover more about who they are.

 

 

Racheal Shertzer

Racheal Shertzer
racheal.shertzer@msmc.edu

Racheal was born and raised on Long Island, and is originally from East Setauket, NY. She graduated from Stony Brook University in 2005 with a BA in English and a concentration in Secondary Education. While searching for a teaching job, she completed her MA in English Literature in 2008, and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Writing and Rhetoric in 2011. Through her love of education and helping young adults, she discovered a passion for mentoring students as they pursued their dreams through higher education. Her favorite part of working with first year and college students is watching them uncover their strengths and succeed in ways they never believed they could. She looks forward to meeting new students and making their experience here at the Mount a great one.