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Be Inspired

How you choose to spend your time is one of life's greatest responsibilities and most profound gifts. Spend your next four years making the most of every opportunity at the Mount.

student firefighters

How will you lead?

“My day is much better when I have already been to a working fire before my first class of the day,” says Ingrid Hazbon, C’21, who loves serving the local community as a firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT). One morning the emergency didn’t come early enough, and Hazbon, dressed for class in sweatpants and slippers, had to leave class and respond to the call from a bad accident with somewhat inappropriate footwear.

Ingrid's Story

How will you show your pride?

"The track is a training ground for more than just running fast, jumping high and throwing far," says 2018 NEC Coaching Staff of the Year Jay Phillips.


Meet Coach Phillips
Isaac Mills and Mercedes

What Sparks Your Curiosity?

"I got the idea from watching an episode of Breaking Bad" Isaac Mills, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry

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Mercedes Fuentes, C’19, a transfer student who came to the Mount two-and-a-half years ago, was caffeine-fueled for all of them. “Coffee became my best friend and something I couldn’t live without because of all the late night studying.” Passionate about cellular biology and microbiology, she’s hyper-focused on paying attention to the little things and is interested in how small organisms can do so much good and harm to our bodies.


Read Mercedes's story
Art class with Nick Hutchings

Who will you become?

"Art teaches mindfulness, a sense of presence and creative problem-solving."

Nick Hutchings, M.F.A.

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“ A fine arts degree makes you diverse in life. It is the combination of everything you have learned and experienced applied into one major,” says Moriah Tyler, C’19, a fine arts major. Her senior thesis focuses on intricate details—things you must use effort to see. She’s interested in the human experience and the process of seeing, noticing and imagining.

Meet Moriah Tyler
Jeremiah "J3rry Homes"

How will you explore?

Born and raised in Baltimore, Jeremiah Paige, C’19, started rapping for fun during his sophomore year at the Mount. “I told my friend if I made a mixtape it would be better than his because I have better taste in music.” Fast forward a year and 4,200 miles away: Paige was studying abroad, rapping in Prague and getting paid for his performances. He shared his music with crowds at clubs, shoe stores and bars.

Read Jeremiah's Story
Doug O'Donnell in Hong Kong

“The rugby community across the world is one big family,” says Doug O’Donnell, C’22, a loose forward on the Mount St. Mary’s University men’s rugby team. He was one of 64 players from around the world who was chosen to travel to Hong Kong to try out for the Overseas Lions, a U19 15s international select team. “I decided I wanted to remember my experiences back in my homeland, China, playing rugby and spent all winter break preparing for this moment.”

Doug's Story
Brianna Cherney

What does success look like to you?

Brianna Cherney, C’19, has aced college. Back at Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, she set a goal to earn the 150 credit hours required to sit for the certified public accountant exam by the time she completed her bachelor’s degree. When she walks across the stage at commencement in May, she will have reached her goal.

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Alexandra Edwards, C'19, a fine arts major at Mount St. Mary's University, works on an art project

What will you create?

“I have learned, through art, that things will explode, break and fall apart—but it’s the way you take all the broken pieces and put them together to make something even better than you had before. Trust the process and your art will shine,” says Alexandra Edwards, C’19, a fine arts major.

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You Decide

It's your path. You decide which direction life will take you. We want to make sure you have every opportunity to make your dreams reality, even if you're not certain of what that dream is just yet.

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