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Matt Koury

As we approach the One Day, One Mount campaign, it is important to highlight student’s research that is made possible by such an initiative. Students in the science majors have the opportunity to...

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Matthew Koury, C’17, will be traveling to the United Kingdom to attend the prestigious Pembroke-King’s summer school at Cambridge. During the 8-week summer course, he will take three lecture courses: Contemporary Issues in Neuroscience, Behavioural Economics, and Reason and Invention: The Cult of the Classical in British Architecture 1500 - 2000. ...Read More...

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Back row from left to right: Dr. Jeffrey Simmons (Dean), Jenny Carey, Erin Pratico, Matthew Koury (President), Maria Conner (Vice President). Front row from left to right: Austin Walters, Brooke Adolfo, Camille Werzowa, and Elaine Esteron

Last Spring Matt Koury (’17), a sophomore Biochemistry major approached Dean Jeffrey Simmons with an idea for a student advisory board for the School of NSM. Matt was looking for a way to improve the communication between students and administration. “I was intrigued with Matt’s proposal and impressed by his determination,” commented Dean Simmons. “We discussed the idea a few times and agreed that there were significant benefits to having a student advisory board.”   Matt enlisted some fellow students and together they wrote up some by-laws, obtained the necessary permissions and held their first election in September. 
This first year, the eight-member Board will be focused on providing information to the Mount Ambassadors (students who lead Admissions tours), better publicity for internship opportunities, outreach activities to local schools, and whole-School social events. The student advisory board had a chance to meet and mingle with their alumni counterparts from the SNSM Advisory Board on October 8th.

Nicole Vanagas, an Honors Chemistry major, was recently awarded a $1,000 Eli Lilly travel award through the American Chemical Society (ACS). This travel award allows her to attend and present her project at the 2014 meeting in Dallas, TX in March. These grants are awarded to female graduate and undergraduate students who are attending and presenting their research for the first time at a national or international conference. Nicole will be presenting her Honors research project with Dr. Bradley, which deals with synthesis of new N-heterocylic carbene cobalt complexes.

For more information about the program, please visit the ACS website at

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