Mount scholars serve their community, fellow students

December 01, 2016

Freshman Dyson and Leadership Scholars from Mount Saint Mary College prepare donations for shipment at the Hudson Valley Food Bank. 


Nearly a dozen Dyson and Leadership Scholars from Mount Saint Mary College lent their aid to this year’s Freshman Fall Service project, which took place at the Hudson Valley Food Bank in Cornwall, N.Y.

Just before Thanksgiving, the freshmen prepared, sorted, and boxed food donations for distribution to organizations throughout New York.

Dyson and Leadership Scholars also attended the National Student Leadership Diversity Convention, which took place from November 17 – 20 in New York City. Under the tutelage of Brianne Thompson, leadership development coach at the Mount, Amanda Almodovar of Goshen, N.Y. (a sophomore Dyson Scholar), and Shannon Christiano of Yaphank, N.Y. (a freshman Leadership Scholar) enjoyed workshops, keynote sessions, and round table discussions that explored diversity on college campuses.

Almodovar and Christiano later shared what they learned with the Mount community in a presentation titled “Leadstrong: Being a Culturally Aware Leader.”

Leadership Scholarship recipients work towards leadership skills through on-campus involvement. These students use their learned leadership skills to build the Mount community.

The Dyson Scholarship is for students who develop leadership skills through community service. These students strive to make a better Hudson Valley.