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Mount’s Sneak Peek Summer Barbecue kicks off college careers

August 01, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

High school students toured Mount Saint Mary College at the Sneak Peek Summer Barbecue on July 31.

High school students toured Mount Saint Mary College at the Sneak Peek Summer Barbecue on July 31.

 

High school seniors-to-be jumpstarted their college searches on July 31 with a fun and informative barbecue at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y. 

Dr. Jason N. Adsit, president of Mount Saint Mary College, enthusiastically welcomed the students and their families. He noted that students at the Mount develop important skills that are useful in every career, such as critical thinking, analytical writing, teamwork, public speaking, and more. 

“We are not in the business of preparing students for their first job,” he said. “We prepare our graduates for an entire career.”

Dr. Adsit, the college’s seventh full-time president, began his tenure on June 1, 2018. He joins the Mount family from D’Youville College in Buffalo, N.Y., where he served as Dean of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Education, as well as Director of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program. 

 

Dr. Jason N. Adsit, president of Mount Saint Mary College, greeted visiting high school students and their families at the Sneak Peek Summer Barbecue on July 31.

Dr. Jason N. Adsit, president of Mount Saint Mary College, greeted visiting high school students and their families at the Sneak Peek Summer Barbecue on July 31. 

 

As the smell of fresh burgers and hotdogs drifted through the air, the students and their families toured the campus, led by Mount student and alumni ambassadors. They visited residence halls and classrooms, and were wowed by the college’s breathtaking views of the Hudson River.

By meeting with current Mount students, faculty, coaches, financial aid experts, and admissions staff, students and their families learned about the diverse array of majors, courses, and athletic opportunities offered by the college. 

Savannah O’Brien of Center Moriches, N.Y., who is looking into the college’s Business and English majors, said she likes the Mount’s family-like atmosphere and small class sizes. At the college, there is a 14 to 1 student to professor ratio.

The barbecue marked her second time at the college: “I came and toured in April. I loved it and wanted to come back,” she said. 

 

Prospective student Savannah O’Brien of Center Moriches, N.Y. (right) and her mother enjoyed their second visit to the Mount on July 31. Her first, in April, had inspired the high school student to return.

Prospective student Savannah O’Brien of Center Moriches, N.Y. (right) and her mother enjoyed their second visit to the Mount on July 31. Her first, in April, had inspired the high school student to return.

 

Interested students who missed out on the barbecue have a second chance: Mount Saint Mary College invites high school students and their families to enjoy the final Sneak Peek Summer Barbecue of the year on Wednesday, August 15, rain or shine, at 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, N.Y.
 
Mount student ambassadors will provide tours of the scenic 60-acre campus, including the college’s modern learning spaces, residence halls, and new library.

Faculty, staff, and current students will discuss the Mount’s many career-focused academic programs and other opportunities, such as Division III athletics and student organizations. 

Register by visiting www.msmc.edu/RSVP, calling 1-888-YES-MSMC, or emailing admissions@msmc.edu