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First year experience studentsFirst Year Experience Program Immerses Freshmen in Academic, Social Life
Through FYE, new students receive direct support from peer advisors – experienced MCLA students who not only mentor and attend a class with them – they also socialize together. “I cannot think of a better way to start off your first year at college,” said Sarah Pudney ’18, who now serves as a peer advisor. ...Read More

Katie How and friendSpring Break Trip Leads to Spot on Local Board of Directors
After Katie Howe ’20 returned from the 2017 Alternative Spring Break trip to Haiti, she couldn’t stop thinking about her experiences there. Now, she serves on the local non-profit organization’s board of directors. “The Haiti Plunge exposed me to a whole new way of living, with different definitions of happiness, and also terrible images of poverty.” ... Read More

Positive deviantsAlumni Share Arts & Culture Opportunities with Undergrads
Five recent graduates connected and reconnected with some of our students and faculty earlier this month when MCLA’s arts management program presented the Positive Deviants Career Panel. According to its organizer, Assistant Professor Diane Scott, this successful event gave undergraduates who study arts management and FPA much to think about. ...Read More

Play video from Passing StrangeA Season in Four Plays: MCLA Performing Arts
Starting with the Tony Award-winning "Passing Strange," MCLA's Performing Arts Department will produce four plays for the 2017-18 season. Next up is "Tartuffe," a biting satire aimed at religious hypocrisy, which opens Friday, Dec. 1. ...Read More


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