Mount Saint Mary College Welcomes Daria Sullivan of Sparta as Member of Class of 2017
Saturday, August 24, 2013 • 5:22pm
NEWBURGH, NY - A sunny Hudson Valley day provided a beautiful backdrop for new students moving into Mount Saint Mary College on Saturday, August 24. Among the members of the incoming class of 2017 is Daria Sullivan of Sparta, New Jersey. Sullivan is a psychology major with a concentration in counseling, and plans to be active in community service through campus ministry. Sullivan continues a family legacy: her aunt graduated from the Mount in 1980.
Students attended a welcome mass before they bade their families farewell, and the opening mass of the semester for the Mount community was scheduled for Sunday, August 25 at 6 p.m.
More than 450 new freshmen are entering bachelor’s degree programs at the Mount, which is ranked a Top-Tier Regional University by U.S. News & World Report.
Total enrollment is around 2,500 men and women working towards bachelor’s and master’s degrees. They hail from from 15 states (primarily New York) and 18 countries. College president Fr. Kevin E. Mackin, OFM, is currently in Brazil, focusing on international recruitment. Some 125 Latin American students will be living and learning at the Mount in January.
Fall classes begin Monday, August 26. The college anticipates another strong year, crafting careful growth in programs both curricular and extracurricular.