Commencement 2013
(Photo by Lee Ferris, Mount Saint Mary College)

by Fallon Witte

Has Mount Saint Mary College (MSMC) prepared you to be in a good position to begin graduate school or to begin your career?

Four MSMC seniors who are graduating this May with a variety of different majors believe so.

Leanne O’Reilly will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

“One of the greatest parts about the Mount is the size of the school,” said O’Reilly. “This has allowed me to build a strong relationship with my professors. Many know me on a personal level and that encourages me to get the most out of my education.”

Anthony Cani will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, but has already begun the 1 ½ to 2-year MBA program. Cani plans to have a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting by May 2015.

“The Mount has offered me a 25 percent reduction in tuition cost because I will be a MSMC graduate,” said Cani. “I would never want to go anywhere else for graduate school.”

Cani wanted to encourage students to continue their education at MSMC because of the excellent professors.

“Dr. Fortunato has not only pushed me to be the best at what I do, but has also taught me the importance of acting as a professional and dressing the part,” said Cani.

Nina Gecosala will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communications – public relations.

“I feel that my senior seminar project has prepared me most for my career,” said Gecosala. “It was a semester worth of late nights, organizing with different companies, and planning how to execute Cardboard City. I am much more confident in myself now that the project is complete.”

After graduation, Gecosala would like to become an event planner for a company in New York City.

Christina Vona will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in education.

“I am excited for the next step but it is extremely difficult to find a position in a school that I would like to teach in,” said Vona. “I have to be willing to relocate.”

The College’s fifty-first commencement will be held on Saturday, May 17, on the Dominican Center field.

Tickets are required for the commencement.