Academic Convocation

August 30, 2018 4:00 PM5:00 PM
Aquinas Hall Theatre

Convocation 2016

Investing our new students

Mount Saint Mary College will recognize the newest members of its academic community at the 59th Annual Academic Convocation on Thursday, August 30.

The Convocation ceremony will welcome hundreds of freshmen and transfer students into the Mount’s academic programs and celebrate their first week of study at the college. Freshmen and transfer students will be greeted by Mount Saint Mary College president Dr. Jason Adsit, as well as faculty, alumni, and student leaders.

The event will afford new students the opportunity to become better acquainted with the expectations, values, and benefits of their Mount education.

A reception and light refreshments will follow immediately after the ceremony.

This is a mandatory FYE event for freshmen.

Students: Click here to RSVP for Convocation

David MelbyCommunity Service Award

At Convocation, the college will present David W. Melby with the prestigious Mount Saint Mary College Community Service Award.

David W. Melby is a graduate of Arlington High School and Ithaca College. He spent 12 years as managing partner of The Daniels Agency in Pawling, N.Y., prior to merging with Rose & Kiernan Inc. insurance agency in 2004. David is Senior Vice President at Rose & Kiernan, and manages the employee benefits practice at their Fishkill office.
David and his wife, Lynn, enjoy life with their five children in New Milford, Conn. In addition to David’s professional and family commitments, he invests considerable time into the community. He is committed to supporting our community resources with a focus on education and the special needs population.
David is currently the board chair at Abilities First in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and trustee at Anderson Foundation for Autism in Staatsburg, N.Y.  He also is a member of the Dutchess County Local Development Council’s Business Services Committee. David served for nine years as a trustee at Mount Saint Mary College and was also board chair for the Anderson Center for Autism. He serves on the President’s Advisory Council at Mount Saint Mary College and is the Chairman for the Golf and Tennis Committee at the Mount.
In recognition of his commitment to our community, Mount Saint Mary College is proud to present the 2018 Community Service Award to David W. Melby.