Alumnae

Tradition and legacy. History and future. Community and connection.

Welcome Home Mounties!

A sisterhood that transcends brick and mortar, yet forms the foundation of a 126-year legacy, being an alumna of Mount St. Dominic Academy means you are part of a community of empowered women with shared experiences that bond you together for life.  Today’s students walk in your footsteps – inspired by your example while grounded in a rich history, complemented by continued innovation.

The worldwide community of Mount alumnae - a collection of empowered, enlightened and impassioned women spanning generations and geographies - is as diverse as it is formidable. Our graduates are leaders in business, law, healthcare, and academia. From tech pioneer to small business owner; scientist to cinematic storyteller; doctor to Dominican preacher; the women of the Mount are mothers, partners, caregivers, and members of their community who are grounded in the values of their Dominican education and prone to action with a desire to be of service to others.    

Wherever you are in the world, our alumnae have a home at the Mount, and we encourage you to stay in touch, and come back – for a reunion or school play, as a casual visitor or as a Capstone mentor. There are many opportunities to be involved and we look forward to exploring them together.

The Mount helped me reinforce my belief that women can do anything. This was crucial for me when learning and working in male-dominated fields like computer science and software engineering. My time at the Mount also helped shape my interest in encouraging other girls in STEM. I now volunteer regularly to give talks and mentor young girls who are interested in math and science.

Colleen Carroll '10

Maker in Residence, University of Washington,
 formerly UX Research and Design Project Lead at NASA Ames Research Center

Ms. Kate Sullivan
Director of Alumnae Relations
973-226-0660 Ext.1129
ksullivan@msdacdemy.org


Connect with Mount alumnae!

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Alumnae Facebook Group


 

Get Involved!

Mount graduates are full of passion, pride and great ideas! With a depth of expertise and creativity, alumnae play a crucial role in crafting meaningful events and programs for their fellow Mounties, renewing connections among classmates, empowering current students and young alumnae through mentoring and guidance, and supporting the school’s continued advancement. 

Alumnae Advisory Council

The MSDA Alumnae Council encompasses representatives from across the decades, who gather together in the spring, summer and winter, with the goal of strengthening the bonds between Mount St. Dominic Academy and the amazing women of our alumnae community.  

2018-19 Alumnae Advisory Council Members

Jo-Ann Conte Dixon ‘60
Ginger Grancagnolo ‘67
Maribeth McGuinness Oria ‘78
Michele-Lee Berko Shapiro ‘86
Lauren Zingaro-Toth ‘91
Veronica Yankowski ‘92
Jennifer Russoniello Amann ‘00
Sandy Castor ‘01
Leslie Estelle Alberstadt ‘01
Cristina Garcia Rivera ‘05
Marissa Manhart ‘10
Valerie Ehrich ‘15 

Class Representatives

The passing years can make staying in touch a bit challenging, but with help from our network of Class Representatives who work their magic with everything from social media to snail mail, each year we reconnect with more of our alumnae.

Mount Mentors

Starting with the Senior Capstone in Directed Research, which partners alumnae mentors with Capstone seniors, we are working to harness the vast expertise and strength of the Mount alumnae community for the mutual benefit of our students and alumnae. Facilitating these connections helps guide our current students along their academic journey and drives increased peer-to-peer networking opportunities for our alumnae while building positive professional and social connections.

Advancement

According to “Women and Giving: the Impact of Generation and Gender on Philanthropy,” conducted by Fidelity Charitable, women have a “heart-first approach” to their charitable giving and view their philanthropy as an extension of their sense of self.

Mount alumnae, committed to the mission of the school and its continued success, are overwhelmingly giving of their time, talent and treasure, and are the cornerstone of the school’s philanthropic community.

Support MSDA

Ready to jump in?  Email alumnae@msdacademy.org for more information. 


 

Stay In Touch 

The Mount has been perched with the “trees upon the hilltops” for more than 125 years, so while we’re easy to find, not all of you are! Please help us stay in touch by sharing your updated contact information including mailing address and emails.

And, let us know what you’re up to. Have a new job? We’re interested to know more! Moved to a new city? We want to hear all about it. Got married or started a family? Let us spread the great news!

Give us a shout! alumnae@msdacademy.org