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College of Mount Saint Vincent Joins President Obama in Celebrating National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week Sept. 16 – 22


Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent is pleased to join President Obama in celebrating National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week Sept. 16-22, 2012.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent, a Catholic, ecumenical liberal arts institution located on a scenic campus in the Riverdale section of New York City, is a federally-designated Hispanic and Minority Serving-Institution.

In 2010, a National Science Foundation-funded study showed the College of Mount Saint Vincent has the highest graduation rate in the country for Latino students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Mount also ranked first among the 25 Hispanic Serving Institutions identified in the study as models of effective practices.

The Mount continuously produces standout Hispanic graduates in STEM fields, as well as all other academic disciplines. Recent examples include Mount alumnae Alexandria Bobe ’11, who is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Nutritional & Molecular Metabolism at the University of Chicago and completed original research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine while an undergraduate at the Mount; and Ana Uruena ’11, who is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Genetics & Developmental Biology at University of Texas Southwestern. While at the Mount, Ms. Uruena received top national honors for her original research on drosophila (fruit flies) and completed a research internship at MIT during the summer. Ms. Bobe is a native of Bronx, N.Y., and Ms. Uruena hails from Caracas, Venezuela.

The purpose of National Hispanic-Serving Institution Week is to honor the work and commitment of HSIs in addressing the higher educational needs of Hispanic students through institutional and academic support, according to a new release.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.