July 01, 2019
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Susana Briscoe-Alba, Dean of Admissions, was the keynote speaker at the Dominican Scholars of Hope award ceremony.
Mount Saint Mary College’s Dominican Scholars of Hope recently wrapped up another year of service and prayer with an award ceremony.
Rooted in the values of the Judeo-Christian and Dominican heritage of the college, the Dominican Scholars of Hope (DSH) is a nonacademic living and learning community for highly motivated Mount students.
After an opening prayer from Fr. Gregoire Fluet, chaplain and director of Campus Ministry at the Mount, the scholars heard from Dr. Jason Adsit, president of Mount Saint Mary College, and keynote speaker Susana Briscoe-Alba, Dean of Admissions.
The DSH program is spearheaded by Charles Zola, associate professor of Philosophy, director of the Mount’s Catholic and Dominican Institute, and Assistant to the President for Mission Integration. Under Zola’s leadership, the scholars have donated hundreds of dollars to local charities and spent many hours volunteering in the local community. The students also raised money through donut sales to benefit the Academia de San José in Puerto Rico, which is overseen by Dominican Sisters.
The ceremony concluded with Zola giving the scholars certificates of appreciation and Fr. Fluet offering a blessing.