Dr. Rachel Mandel shares her experiences with earning her Master of Health Administration degree through Mount St. Mary's accelerated graduate program in Frederick.
News & Events: Frederick Campus
Article 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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At the request of current Frederick City Police Chief, Kim C. Dine, a research team from the Criminal Justice Student Association of Mount Saint Mary’s University conducted an evaluation of the Frederick City Police Department’s Police Activities League Program (PAL) located in the Sagner Community in Frederick.
The Police Activities League was originally founded to help decrease the amount of delinquent activities juveniles were committing in the city of New York. In addition, it also provided a place of refuge for at-risk children. Since the creation of the New York City PAL Program, it has become nationally recognized. PAL programs are continually developing, improving, thus, executing an invaluable service to the communities they serve. The Police Activities League and like programs have been researched in the past; however, no extensive evaluation has ever been done....Click here to read more.
The Mount’s Frederick Campus started a yearlong campaign to provide assistance to the Frederick Food Bank. The Night Shift program gives students who attend evening classes the opportunity to donate food and necessary items to the community by dropping them off at the facility prior to class. In March, Professor Jennifer Murphy, who teaches Mount Seminar and Theology courses in the Adult Undergraduate program, initiated a challenge to her former and current students. She would match the first 100 cans of soup donated by them....Click here to read more.
Veterans Program in Frederick Puts Nation's Severely Wounded Vets on a New Career Path
by James Eppard
Courtesy of Frederick Magazine
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.