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Spotlight on the Liberal Arts


Spotlight on the Liberal Arts

Date: Jan 18, 2013

Congratulations to Brian Houdek, C'14, this year's recipient of the Patrick J. Goles Prize for Leadership. The Goles Prize is awarded to an outstanding junior who exemplifies the Mount's pillars of Faith, Discovery, Leadership and Community. Brian is a double-major in theology and history, a member of the track and field team, and is an active member of Campus Ministry, serving as a FOCUS Bible study leader, Kairos retreat leader and Mountward Bound retreat team member. Brian also volunteered for the past two years on several community-based service projects and believes there is a leader in all of us: read more about his perspective on leadership.

Lighted Corners, the Mount's student literary magazine, earned the Gold Medal in this year's Columbia Scholastic Press Association competition. It is the Mount's first gold since 2008. A special thanks goes to Mount students Karolina Gajdeczka, C'13, editor, and Teresa Fredericks, C'13, art editor, for their commitment to the success of this publication. Karolina, who received the William Heath Award for outstanding achievement last spring, recently had a short story accepted by a major literary magazine. Look for her story in the Susquehanna Review next spring.

The Mount's Pre-Law program continues to grow, with more students participating and more activities planned this year than ever. Every member of the class of 2012 who applied to law schools was accepted, marking the third year in a row with 100 percent acceptances. This year, nearly 150 students are involved in the program-the largest number in program history. Meet program participant Tranise Garland, C'13, who presented a policy paper to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley as part of her internship in the highly competitive Governor's Summer Internship Program this year.

The Mount's Pre-Law program continues to grow, with more students participating and more activities planned this year than ever. Every member of the class of 2012 who applied to law schools was accepted, marking the third year in a row with 100 percent acceptances. This year, nearly 150 students are involved in the program-the largest number in program history. Meet program participant Tranise Garland, C'13, who presented a policy paper to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley as part of her internship in the highly competitive Governor's Summer Internship Program this year.

 
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