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Featured Graduates

Where can a Mount education take you? Anywhere! 

The Class of 2019 includes project and account managers; special education teachers; Ph.D., M.A. and law school candidates at top universities; data analysts and more. Meet our students and see where their Mount education is taking them.

Chandler Bankos

Chandler Bankos, C'19

Information System Security Professional
U.S. Government

“I will take the core values the Mount instilled upon me, the lessons I’ve learned along the way, and the way the members of the Mount community cared for me when I was going through tough times and use that to change the lives of others to truly make a meaningful difference in society.”

Major: Cybersecurity
Hometown: York, Pennsylvania

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Katherine Brittingham, C'19

Trail Guide
Wilderness Inquiry

"The programs I was involved in at the Mount helped me learn about my value and ability to contribute. I am more confident in my skills and more willing to stand up for myself due to that confidence."

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Etters, Pennsylvania

Brianna

Brianna Cherney, C'19

Audit Associate
CohnReznick

Brianna has her next nine months planned: "graduate in May, spend the summer studying for the CPA exam and begin her job as an audit associate at CohnReznick's Baltimore office in September."

Major: Accounting
Hometown: Lawrenceville, New Jersey

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Pat Collins

Pat Collins, C'19

Campus Minister
Calvert Hall College High School

“I chose the Mount for its Catholic faith, its uniquely diverse community and its passion for social justice. The Mount has given me the knowledge, confidence, and experience to minister to those around me.”

Major: Theology
Hometown: Abingdon, Maryland

Katelyn Comeau

Katelyn Comeau, C'19

Research Associate I
Ginty Lab, Harvard Medical School

“The incredible staff and faculty here have absolutely equipped me to enter the field of science. Everyone here is so open to talking about new and interesting topics in science, which helped fuel my interest in scientific research and guide me toward obtaining my job at Harvard Medical School where I will work for a year before applying to graduate programs.”

Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

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Kielce Gussie, C'19

Licentiate in Church Communication
The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

"After a tour, I realized the beauty, warmth, and growth that I would receive here and fell in love with it. My goal is to graduate and God-willing, work for a Catholic media company, such as EWTN, to be able to spread the Catholic faith to young people in the medium they use most. I want to be able to help bring youth back/deeper into their faith."

Major: Theology
Hometown: Middleburg, Florida

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Clarke Hooper

Clarke Hooper, C'19

Elementary Teacher
Frederick County Public Schools (MD)

“I have been blessed with the opportunity to work in the same school system where I learned during my student teaching. Everyone is entitled to master the one thing that cannot be taken away from them: an education. I want to empower children to fall in love with learning and see it as a gift, not a requirement.”

Major: Education
Hometown: Huntingtown, Maryland

Catherine Lynch

Catherine Lynch, C'19

Second Lieutenant, Engineer Officer
U.S. Army

“I want to serve my country and be part of something bigger than myself. Being part of ROTC at the Mount further developed my leadership skills and abilities because the community is so supportive of the military and ROTC, and the ideals and values of the Mount align so well with the military.”

Major: Mathematics
Hometown: Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania

Cassie

Cassie Mann, C'19

Internal Communication Specialist
Allegis Global Solutions

"I joined the Mountain Echo not only because I enjoyed journalism, but also because I wanted to be a part of something bigger at the Mount. By writing for the Echo, I'm able to serve campus by using my writing skills to keep the community informed. I also was able to meet people and have experiences I never would have otherwise."

Major: Communication
Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland

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Sarunas Matalavage, C'19

Staff Auditor
Kearney and Company

"Matt at the Career Center helped me build a successful resume. I am very thankful for all that the Career Center has helped me with. They are one of the biggest reasons I've been able to land a job already."

Major: Accounting
Hometown: Manchester, Maryland

Elizabeth O’Hare

Elizabeth O’Hare, C'19

Alliance for Catholic Education Program
Notre Dame University

Science Teacher
Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary High School, Montebello, CA

“I’ve been blessed to be able to get close to my professors who are willing to go out of their way to teach me even outside of office hours. They have a zeal for caring for their students.”

Major: Biology and Biochemistry
Hometown: Piney Point, Maryland

Cameron O’Malley

Cameron O’Malley, C'19

Sixth Grade Social Studies Teacher
Fairfax County Public Schools (VA)

“I’ve always been drawn to teaching and helping children find a love for learning. I knew the Mount had a great education program, and I was supported every step of the way. I cannot wait to build my classroom community where each of my students feels safe and empowered to be the best versions of themselves!”

Majors: Secondary Education and History
Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland

Kayla Pahl

Kayla Pahl, C'19

Personnel Security Specialist
Xcelerate Solutions

“I participated in Campus Ministry, Criminal Justice Student Association, Mount Ambassadors, theater, Sociology Club and Coffee Brewing Club. I wanted to make sure that I was taking advantage of all the Mount had to offer. I gained professionalism skills, continued to do what I love, and enjoyed making new friends and living in the moment.”

Majors: Criminal Justice and Sociology
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Brandon Tieu

Brandon Tieu, C'19

Pursuing Doctorate in Physical Therapy
University of Maryland School of Medicine

“The Mount prepares students for a career, not just a job. The faculty and staff I worked with emphasize analytical skills, critical thinking, ethical responsibility and clear persuasive communication. The Mount also fosters a great community for people to work and have fun with outside the classroom.”

Majors: Health Sciences, Physical Therapy Concentration
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Jenna West

Jenna West, C'19

Professional Soccer Player
Sundvalls DFF, Sweden

“I will live significantly by remembering and implementing everything I have learned through my four years here at the Mount as I take opportunities, travel, learn, help others and keep God at the center of it all.”

Majors: Criminal Justice and Sociology
Hometown: Manheim, Pennsylvania

Keeping the passion years later ...

Mount graduates are passionate and dedicated to their areas of study and extracurricular involvement. Many graduates found their dream job right away or had an internship to get their foot in the door and then quickly moved up in their company in the first few years. Meet some of our recent alumni who paved their way from Mount to career.

Lea

Lea Findley, C'18

Financial Institution Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

"Majoring in forensic accounting not only gave me the investigative skills I need in the workforce, but also sharpened my oral communication skills. And I can analyze financial statements for potential fraud knowing I have the appropriate skills from the Mount."

Hometown: Prince George's County, Maryland
Major: Forensic Accounting
First Job: Financial Institution Specialist, FDIC

Jenny

Jenny Slade, C'17

Artist Hospitality/Production Runner and Promotions Assistant, Merriweather Post Pavilion

"I knew I wanted to work my way up to concert tour managing which requires excellent communication skills. Majoring in communication taught me the skills to create a successful event."

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Major: Communication
First Job: Promotions Assistant, iHeartMedia and Production Assistant, Merriweather Post Pavilion

Isaac

Isaac Zappe, C'16

Systems Security Engineer, Northrop Grumman

"The opportunity to be a part of the honors program (at the Mount) had the biggest impact on me. The students in the program and the faculty motivated me to give my best every day."

Major: Computer Science and Mathematics
Hometown: Andover, New Jersey
First Job: Software Engineer, Northrop Grumman



As you follow your vision at the Mount, you can almost feel the sense of achievement and inspiration left behind by the notable Mountaineers who have come before you. They’ve set the bar pretty high, but we will give you all the tools and support you need to add your name to the list of accomplished Mountaineers.

Among the distinguished alumni of the Mount:

  • First female African-American resident in the neurosurgery program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

  • A nine-term U.S. Congressman.

  • Three-time Emmy award-winning Supervising Producer of Saturday Night Live.

  • The CEOs of Hershey Entertainment Corp. and Michael Kors.

  • The President of the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics.

  • The VP of Marketing for the Baltimore Ravens.

  • Kenya’s ambassador to the United Nations.

  • The Controller of the White House Office of Management & Budget.

Our alumni have also gone on to continue their education as graduate students at Yale, UNC, UPenn, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Chicago, and Catholic University; and they’ve expanded their impact through volunteer opportunities like Teach for America and Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Wherever you go, you’ll always be a part of the Mount through our alumni network. Today, our chapters allow 23,000 Mountaineers to maintain that lifelong connection in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and more than 30 countries.