From left to right, Susan LaRocco, Dean of the School of Nursing; Fr. Gregoire Fluet, college chaplain; Dr. Jason N. Adsit, president; Michael Horodyski, Board of Trustees chair; George Abaunza, Vice President for Academic Affairs; and Chris Berté, Associate Professor of Nursing and Graduate Program Coordinator.
To the Mount Saint Mary College Community,
Overcoming the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult. But as we return to normalcy, we find ourselves looking back with a sense of pride, community, and accomplishment.
From moving classes online quickly and efficiently to keeping our community safe, the students and employees of the college have faced these historic times with grace, grit, and determination.
Congratulations to the Class of 2021, who persevered through it all. We are so glad we could give you the in-person Commencement ceremonies you all deserved. And to the Class of 2020, it was wonderful to have you back to campus for your own ceremony. I’m so impressed with the progress you’ve all made in just one year.
The pandemic didn’t stop our students from engaging in a bevy of service projects, like aiding area families with their taxes, collecting thousands of dollars in food for the local community, and donating hundreds of school supplies to local students in need – all of which you can read about right here in the pages of this magazine.
In honor of our Dominican tradition of service, we are excited to reveal plans for our new Community Engagement and Wellness Center on campus. The center will house free healthcare programs, workshops, and more for our local community. I hope you’ll enjoy your first look at these plans.
We are delighted to continue the Mount’s commitment to community service and, with New York looking more and more like it did before the pandemic, we hope to see you on campus soon at one of our upcoming community events.
Dr. Jason N. Adsit
President of Mount Saint Mary College