Heritage Wall

The Dominican Heritage Wall is located on the first floor of Aquinas Hall, between the Trustees Room and the Student Services wing. Get an overview of Mount history with this display of Dominican Heritage, available for viewing whenever the building is open.

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Greater Mount Saint Mary 
As the Sisters' reputation for teaching excellence grew, it became clear that they needed a teacher training program. 
In 1930, the New York State Education Department certified the Mount Saint Mary Normal and TEaching School.
The Sisters opened a new grade school in 1950 and named it after their benefactor and friend, Bishop John Joseph Dunn. The Normal and Teaching School became a junior college in 1955,  situated in the Villa Madonna. The building  included classrooms, labs, and a library; later, it would include residence rooms.

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Domus Angelorum
The former carriage house and music school was renamed Whittaker Hall in 1974

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Mount Saint Mary College
The four year college opened in 1960, and by 1961 had 166 full and part time students. 
The first new academic building, aquinas hall, was dedicated in 1963. Guzman hall also opened that year as a novitiate for the sisters.
The new college, with a distinctive liberal arts focus, featured an impressive three-floor library and state of the art classrooms and laboratories for teacher education and science studies.
The first class at Mount Saint Mary College graduated in 1964
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Classrooms with a view  In addition to an 1,100 square foot theater and a 3 floor library. Aquinas hall featured a state of the art language lab when it opened in 1963Dominican Heritage Wall
"Mount Saint MAry is here to stay and you can look for big things from it for years ahead- Sister Mary Consilia O'Brian