Mount Saint Mary College

Transfer Admissions Event for Veterans


Transfer Admissions Event for Veterans at Mount Saint Mary College in Newbrugh June 1st from 1 pm – 7 pm.  This is a one-stop event for veteran students interested in transferring college credits toward a Bachelor’s degree, or in starting a Master’s degree program.

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Questions? Contact us at 845-569-3223 or via email


Veterans and Community Discuss the Impact of War

Mount Saint Mary College will host Stories We Carry: Conversations that Create Community, on Tuesday, September 30, from 5 pm until 8 pm in the college’s Dominican Center, Room 218. The program is free and open to the general public and veterans, who can register online at

The event, sponsored by the college in partnership with the Mental Health Association of New York City, provides a safe, judgment-free space for students, civilians, veterans, their families, and the community to participate in moderated conversations about the impact of war on all citizens.

The event will be interactive and relaxed, with song performances, and therapeutic arts used as tools to draw out experiences about the issues of war.

“The opportunity to share our stories with each other is both healing and an awakening,” said Gallina. “The Mount has played a strong role with veterans for over 40 years. This event furthers our connection and ability to be of service.”

Tens of thousands of active duty military personnel are returning from war and reintegrating into civilian and family life. Many seek opportunities to further their education or employment. Student veterans’ skills and life experiences add distinctive value to the college classroom.

With programs like Stories We Carry, students, both veteran and civilian, can share experiences about war in a united effort to support reintegration through expression.

Prospective attendees can register online at

For more information on the event, please contact Lisa Gallina at

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Event Recap: The 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair 2013

This past Saturday, June 8th members of the community gathered at Mesier Park in Wappingers Falls, NY, for the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair.
In honor of this year’s theme, healing, there were many free activities; a natural digestive health class was presented, along with gardening therapy, pet therapy, blood pressure checks, and live music from our local pharmacist at Walgreens.  Chiropractors were on site to conducting health screenings and stress tests.  Visitors also enjoyed a Yoga and Zumba session!
Natural Digestive Health class.

Natural Digestive Health and Stress Screening

Zumba at the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair

Zumba at the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair

Gardening Therapy

Gardening Therapy

The Village of Wappingers Falls Police Department conducted fingerprinting for child safety and provided tables with information on local services.

The Poughkeepsie Journal came out to show support and interviewed Dutchess County Legislator Francena Amparo.

Dutchess County Legislator Francena Amparo being interviewed by the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Legislator Amparo being interviewed by the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The annual blood drive was a success, 24 units of blood were collected!  This enables the American Red Cross to save the lives of 72 people.  A special thanks to all our blood donors!

Dutchess County Legislator Francena Amparo donating blood.

Dutchess County Legislator Francena Amparo donating blood.

Legislator Amparo would like to thank everyone who made this year’s Health and Wellness Fair a success and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Our sponsors were Mayor Matt Alexander Village of Wappingers Falls Mayor; Walgreens Pharmacy; Mobile Life Support; Stop & Shop Supermarket; Brown Chiropractic Associates, PC; WellCare; Adams Fairacre Farms; and Beacon Dental.

Contributors who helped to organize this year’s Health Fair with Legislator Amparo were the Southern Dutchess NAACP, Innercity Works and the C.O.L.O.R.S. Foundation.

Below: Photos from 2013′s Health and Wellness Fair, Photography by: Travis Jones