May 07, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Dr. David Kennett, Interim President of Mount Saint Mary College, congratulates student scholars and donors at the Fourth Annual Scholars’ Brunch.
Student scholarship was the main course at two recent Mount Saint Mary College brunch events.
On April 29, friends of the college had the opportunity to meet their scholarship beneficiaries at the Scholarship Benefactors Brunch, which allowed the college community to thank the many generous donors who provide endowed scholarships for Mount students.
Senior Media Studies major Venezia Verdi of Medford, N.Y. noted that these benefactors helped her to achieve her dreams.
“From the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of all the scholars here, I’d like to extend my deepest gratitude to all of you for making it possible for me to be successful,” she said. “Myself, and all of the students at the Mount, could not have done this without all of you.”
The following weekend, the college community celebrated the achievements of the college’s scholars at the Fourth Annual Scholars’ Brunch. The brunch celebrated the successes of Ralph Scholars (top 5 percent of the sophomore class), Aquinas Scholars (top 5 percent of each division/school for juniors and seniors), Boyle Scholars (high-achieving seniors in the Adult Degree Completion program), members of the college’s Honors Program, and members of each of the college’s nearly 20 honor societies.
The high-achieving students were served a brunch by members of the faculty “who made students feel like true guests of honor,” said event co-chairs Barbara Petruzzelli, director of the Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center, and Doug Robinson, professor of Biology.