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Emerging Leaders MBA class
Dr. Sandra Van Fossen, left, stands with the first cohort of the Mount's new Emerging Leaders MBA program. Ms. Van Fossen teaches the first course on Managerial Skills Development.

On Friday, September 6, 2013, Dr. Karl Einolf, Dean of the Bolte School of Business, hosted a luncheon for the students and faculty of the Emerging Leaders MBA program at the University's Frederick Campus. The event was a kick-off for the first cohort of students attending the intensive weekend program. Nine students will spend the next twelve months learning leadership skills, strategic decision-making, and effective problem-solving. More photos

Cortney Smith_2Article courtesy of Courtney Pomeroy, News-Post Staff

Cortney Smith didn't always know where she wanted higher education to take her, but once she figured out her path, she sprinted to the finish line.
     Smith, 24, graduated from Frederick High School in 2005 and enrolled in Hood College intending to study biology. She soon changed her mind.
     "I decided that wasn't where my passion was," she said.
     Thinking she'd try nursing, she transferred to Frederick Community College.
     But she began an internship at Fort Detrick in 2007 and discovered government work was more her speed, so she left FCC with her associate degree and enrolled at the Frederick campus of Mount St. Mary's University. There, she earned her bachelor's degree and her Master of Business Administration, all while working full time at Fort Detrick, where as a contract specialist, she manages and sets up contracts for research labs.
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Devin Hollenbaugh in Orlando

Ready, Set, Disney
Mount Alum, Devin Hollenbaugh, set his sights on the land where dreams come true

Devin Hollenbaugh, C ’09, was recently hired as a program manager for the Disney Sports business unit of the Walt Disney Company, specifically for runDisney. RunDisney hosts a series of full-length and short-distance themed races on the Disney grounds, where “every mile is magic.”

“As a project-based analyst, it’s my job to prepare the tools necessary for executive management to make the right business decisions for each event, ” he said. These tools, formed from raw data, include demographics on the participating runners. The number of runners for each event is tracked, as well as their age and sex....Click here to read more.

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