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Be Inspired

How you choose to spend your time is one of life's greatest responsibilities and most profound gifts. Read how our alumni, students, faculty and coaches are using their time and talents to create, learn, explore, teach and make a difference. At the Mount, you'll get to spend your next four years writing your own story.

firefighters at Emmitsburg firehouse

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.

Ingrid Hazbon, C’21Major: Health Sciences (Pre-Physical Therapy)

Read Ingrid's Story
Mount St. Mary's University student Collins Nji, C'23

What will you accomplish?

As a 17-year old, Collins Nji, C'23, won international acclaim as a Google Code-In grand prize winner and the first African winner. He spent four days at Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley.

Collins Nji, C'23Major: Computer Science

Learn more about Collins

Senior Olivia Rubini Releases Debut Album

Olivia Rubini album cover.jpg

“I really wanted to do something different with this album. I wanted it to be real. I wanted real musicians, real instruments, and blurred genre lines.”

Olivia Rubini, C’21Majors: Political Science and International Relations

Learn About Olivia

Rachel Donohue at an art exhibit

What does it mean to be human?

“We have gone through a lot of political and social unrest, so I think these issues are pertinent on a personal and societal level—and will resonate with the Mount community.”

Rachel Donohue, C’21Majors: Communication and Art
Minor: Theology

Read Rachel's Story
Mount St. Mary's University student Maxfield Davis, C’21

How will you make a difference?

“I want to help others who feel left out and fall behind. I want to help them see a new perspective on life.”

Maxfield Davis, C’21Majors: Finance and Economics

Read more about Maxfield
matthew mcdonald outside at the mount

What does success look like to you?

“I chose the Mount initially wanting to pursue a degree in computer science while continuing a broad understanding of the liberal arts and growing spiritually.”

Matthew McDonald, C’21Majors: Mathematics and Computer Science
Minor: Data Science

Learn More About Matthew

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.”

Alexandra Edwards, C’19Major: Fine Arts

Read Alexandra's story

A Quiet Leader

Fabiola Solorzano with Carolyn Cook

“Every teacher that I have had throughout my academic career has made an impact on my life. I hope to one day have that same impact on my future students.”

Fabiola Solorzano, C'20Major: Elementary Education
Minor: Spanish

Learn more about Fabiola

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.

Jeremiah Paige, C’19Major: Communication
Minor: Business

Read Jeremiah's Story
Jenna West

One Goal at a Time

"I had some of the best times of my life at the Mount and soccer was a big part of that. Being able to play Division I soccer has been a dream since I was a little girl and allowed me to travel to places like England and Sweden. Most importantly, Mount soccer gave me some of my best friends that I’ll have for the rest of my life."

Jenna West, C'19Majors: Criminal Justice and Sociology

Read Jenna's Story

Mercedes Fuentes, C'19

How will you grow?

“Studying biology has changed the way I look at the world around me in ways I had never imagined.”

Mercedes Fuentes, C'19Major: Biology

Read Mercedes' Story

Serving Selflessly

Nathaniel Bald

“The Semester of Service interested me because it offered me an opportunity to use my talents as a researcher in the field of poverty and service. Through the Semester of Service, I was able to apply basic skills I learn in the classroom to real-world application.”

Nathaniel Bald, C’21Majors: Economics, French and German

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Isaac Mills, Ph.D., working on building a coffee machine

What sparks your curiosity?

“I got the idea from watching an episode of Breaking Bad.”

Isaac Mills, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Tell me more ...

Running the Race

jay phillips with student athlete on track

“I love the challenge of bringing such a diverse group together to strive for common goals...The growth from these encounters can’t be underestimated.”

Jay Phillips, C'05, MT'08Director of Cross Country and Track & Field
Three-time NEC Coaching Staff of the Year

Learn more about Coach Phillips

Santino Servagno

What will you discover?

“The Mount has a notable chemistry program that allows students to personally know and engage with their professors...[the program] allowed students to conduct independent research as an undergraduate which is unique due to its small school setting.”

Santino Servagno, C’22Major: Chemistry
Minor: Business and Philosophy

Read more about Santino

Nick Hutchings teaching a student

Who will you become?

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

Nick Hutchings, M.F.A.Associate Professor of Art

Learn More about Professor Hutchings

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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