Mount’s Sneak Peek Barbecue jumpstarts college careers

Open house scheduled for September
August 09, 2017


High school students learn more about Mount Saint Mary College’s academic offerings at the Sneak Peek Summer Barbecue on August 9. 


Summer days are waning, but Mount Saint Mary College still had some fun in the sun with high school seniors-to-be at an informative barbecue on August 9.

As the smell of fresh burgers and hot dogs drifted through the air, the students and their families toured the campus, led by 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.

Laura Sporel of Westford, Mass. who is looking into an English major on the secondary education track, 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.

“It seems like a really close-knit community,” she said. “I like the faculty-student relationship and how you can really get to know your professors.”

The Mount came highly recommended to Sporel from trusted source: her aunt, Karen Meyer ‘02 MSEd ‘06 of Mahwah, N.J. Meyer is currently a fourth grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Fairview, N.J.



Prospective student Laura Sporel of Westford, Mass. (left) and her aunt, Karen Meyer ‘02 MSEd ‘06 of Mahwah, N.J. 


If you missed the barbecue, there’s still time for interested students to see what the Mount has to offer: the college will host an Open House on September 17.

At the event, prospective students can:

  • Tour the Mount’s state-of-the-art facilities
  • Speak with faculty and coaches
  • Learn more about academic programs
  • Visit residence halls
  • Talk to current students

Call 1-888-YES-MSMC or email for more information.

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