October 05, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Hundreds retuned to campus for Mount Saint Mary College’s annual Alumni and Family Weekend on Friday, September 28 and Sunday, September 30. They enjoyed activities such as carnival games, a dance routine by current Mount students, and more.
Hundreds of successful grads, spanning more than 50 years of Mount Saint Mary College history, journeyed back to campus from September 28 to 30 for the college’s annual Alumni and Family weekend.
Graduates and their families celebrated their accomplishments, caught up with old friends and professors, and saw what’s new at the college that launched their careers.
The reunion of the Class of ’68 was one of many highlights of the weekend. The class celebrated their 50th anniversary on Friday night with a trip down memory lane and a renewal of friendship. A cocktail hour and dinner in the elegant James Finn Cotter Villa Library followed the next night.
On Saturday morning, alumna Susan Ryan ‘76 was presented with the college’s Distinguished Alumni Award, recognizing her contributions to society through her professional and volunteer work.
Ryan was unable to attend the ceremony in person, as she is currently volunteering with the Maryknoll Mission Center, a Catholic service organization in Bolivia.
“The Mount values of integrity, social justice, leadership, and community service influenced me and had a profound impact on my 40-year career,” said Ryan in a video to her fellow alumni. “I am deeply grateful for the Catholic education I received, as well as the experiences and friendships I gained at the Mount.”
Andrea Santacroce Tejedor ‘00 also received a Distinguished Alumni Award, and Beverly McDermott Mennerich ’68 was honored with the James V. McEnery Alumni Service Award.
In the afternoon, alumni and their families enjoyed a “street fair,” where they mingled with classmates and former professors, played carnival games, and enjoyed dance performances.
Also throughout the weekend, successful Mount grads reconnected with classmates, took in some soccer and tennis matches, played in an alumni lacrosse game, had a fireside dinner, attended a remembrance Mass, and more. Alumni said farewell to the weekend with a brunch cruise on the Hudson River on Sunday morning.
Mount Saint Mary College is ranked a Top-Tier Regional University by U.S. News & World Report, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for careers in healthcare, business, education, social services, communications, media, and more.
Dr. Jason N. Adsit, president of Mount Saint Mary College; Beverly McDermott Mennerich ’68, James V. McEnery Alumni Service Award recipient; Andrea Santacroce Tejedor ’00, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient; and Mysia Haight-Hoogsteden ‘84, president of the Mount Saint Mary College Alumni Association.