President Adsit had a great time catching up with Mount families at Family Weekend in October (photographed above).
To the Mount Saint Mary College Community,
This pandemic has brought its share of challenges as we all strive to learn, grow, and make progress toward our goals while still keeping our family and friends healthy. As our college community works to move forward as well, we are keenly aware of how this unusual time is impacting our students, and we are doubly committed to providing the environment and tools that they need to flourish and succeed.
The Fall 2021 semester was our closest yet to a pre-pandemic campus environment, with very few cases of COVID-19 recorded on campus and the vast majority of courses taking place in person. More than 94 percent of our students and more than 85 percent of our employees are fully vaccinated, and that number continues to rise.
While we remain vigilant about COVID-19, we have not lost sight of the future. This magazine issue is bursting with examples of how our community continues to move forward: Read on to see how students and alumni opened their dream businesses – from restaurants, to shops, to services – during the pandemic. You'll also see how new programs in Graphic Design, Sports Journalism, Health Informatics, and additional 5-year MBA tracks offer our students new opportunities.
The Dominican Sisters who founded Mount Saint Mary College built a legacy of service that continues to guide us today. This winter we are excited to launch the Desmond Center for Community Engagement and Wellness with its new director, lifelong Newburgh resident Genesis Ramos. The center will house free healthcare programs, workshops, and more for our local community while providing impactful service learning opportunities for our students.
We're incredibly excited to see what the future holds for our students, our alumni, and our entire community.
Dr. Jason N. Adsit
President of Mount Saint Mary College