Michele Foley says that after a semester on campus, she realizes just how fortunate she is. “For me, the Mountaintop is a special place and a perfect fit,” the new First Lady of the College explained. “Mount Aloysius College is an incredibly dynamic community full of activity and energy but in a setting of great natural beauty that inspires a sense of peace and spiritual connection. It’s a balance that really appeals to me.”
Although Attorney Daniel W. Rullo has been a member of the Mount Aloysius College Board of Trustees since 2004, his biggest “assignment” came just last fall. As incoming Chair of the Board, Rullo was asked to lead the search committee for the thirteenth president of the College.
Mount Aloysius recently welcomed two new members to the College’s Board of Trustees:
New hires at Mount Aloysius College
This summer Mount Aloysius College (MAC) renovated the first floor of the Library into a Learning Commons for students. Learning Commons are a mainstay at many academic institutions across the country. Having begun in many instances as Information Commons for technology access, Learning Commons go beyond providing just technology access to the user. The goal of the Learning Commons is to provide a variety of academic support services, resources, and spaces that support the holistic learning process of the user.
I am delighted to have rejoined the Mount Aloysius team at the beginning of July. My “retirement” of nearly two years was punctuated with many return visits to the campus and personal and social outings with many of you. This began happening with such regularity that when presented the opportunity to return to my old position fulltime, I jumped at the chance. Frankly, I missed all of you and this wonderful institution too much to stay away.
The Now and Then of Alumni Hall.
Mount Aloysius baseball coach Kevin Kime spent his summer in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Unlike most summer residents on the Cape, however, he was not enjoying the picturesque beaches or world-class sailing. He was enjoying baseball.
“Attending Mount Aloysius was a family tradition. It was a home away from home, a place that I was familiar and comfortable with,” states Marina Morey-Sell, a recent addition to the Alumni Association Board. In her leadership role on the Association Board, Morey-Sell hopes to make various connections with people so that Alumni Weekend may grow and flourish in the years to come.
As the fall 2010 semester began at Mount Aloysius College, many enrollment milestones were celebrated for the tenth consecutive year. Mount Aloysius welcomes its largest freshmen and transfer class in institutional history. Since 2001, the number of traditional freshmen enrolling at the College has increased by 500 percent. The freshmen and transfer class is currently 11 percent ahead of last year’s class.