When Casey Messina '18 graduated from high school on Long Island, college was something she didn't consider until experiencing an overnight event for accepted students at MCLA.
A cloud of surgical masks, stacked news headlines, voice recordings, and silhouettes of students surround a single white empty folding chair in the Bowman Hall Gallery space. The exhibit "Waiting Room" was created by 11 students in Dr. Victoria Papa's Fall '22 course Creativity & Survival as an immersive art installation about the pandemic and the student's understanding of intersected trauma. Each year students execute a collective project
"And the Emmy Award goes to ... Ryan Kiernan '03!" The English/Communication major with a broadcast media concentration used his MCLA degree as the springboard to a 19-year career at NBC in Washington, D.C. This fall, his hard work behind the scenes paid off when Kiernan and his team won the 2021-2022 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement.
Dr. Jean Clarke-Mitchell '00, a member of the MCLA Foundation Board and Trustees Board, participated in a mentor-chaperoned service-learning trip to Accra, Ghana this summer with the Rites of Passage and Empowerment (R.O.P.E.) program. The program offers mentoring focused on affording students opportunities for academic, cultural, and traveling locally and internationally.
In September, MCLA adjunct professor John Fries completed the Berlin Marathon - one of the largest races in the world. Fries works in the College's Business Department and also serves as a Career Law Clerk for a federal court in Connecticut.
MCLA students and faculty are gearing up for another year of travel courses and studying abroad.
While some recent college graduates move home, apply for jobs or continue their education, MCLA alumnus Sienna Paulsen '21 flew south for the birds.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) has announced MCLA Alum Darsa Donelan ‘09 as the Doc Brown Futures Award recipient.
The MCLA Environmental Studies Department was awarded $250,000 this summer through the Skills Capital Grant Program under the Baker-Polito Administration to benefit vocational and technical training programs.
During a summer as a research fellow at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Victoria Papa, Ph.D., found herself immersed in the archives of modernist authors.