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President Charles L. Flynn, Jr. Featured in Connect


Mount Saint Vincent highlighted by Sterling National Bank for “progressive education and progressive growth” 

Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent and its president Charles L. Flynn, Jr. have been featured in the cover story of the fall 2017 technology issue of Connect, Sterling National Bank’s magazine. The story, “The College of Mount Saint Vincent: Leading the Way in Liberal Arts Education,” highlights the Mount’s position as a model of inclusion to other colleges of its caliber and showcases the College’s path to success through strategic partnerships and by maximizing its biggest advantages — its New York City location and proximity to world-renowned institutions in every field.

The article features the College’s history of providing an excellent education to students from the region, the country, and the world; its inclusive environment, welcoming to students from every background; as well as its academic programs, “designed to inspire critical thinking, build analytical skills, and help students become better verbal and written communicators.”

The story highlights the College’s position as a model in higher education, affirmed by New York Times journalist Frank Bruni in his keynote speech to the largest meeting of college presidents in the country at the Council of Independent Colleges. Additionally, the Mount continues its tradition of inclusion by extending outreach to refugees, through means such as the recently-created Gaudium et Spes Refugee Scholarship program, “offering qualified students full tuition, room, and board at the College and other Catholic colleges and universities.”

The article also features the Mount’s path to success through strategic partnerships. For instance, the College has created practicum placement opportunities at renowned medical institutions including New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, Montefiore, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which has enabled its nursing program to excel. Due to the Mount’s continued efforts to create and foster strategic partnerships, “students in business and finance can intern on Wall Street or with major banking and insurance companies, and students who hope to work in the media can find roles at ABC, Fox, CBS, or on Broadway.” The story also notes that the College has extended its partnerships worldwide, providing its students the opportunity to experience other cultures and study abroad.

Read the Connect story

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.