The 2013 Mount Ida Men’s Soccer Team recorded its best record since their 2008 campaign. In addition to earning berths in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and ECAC tournaments, team members Carlos Martinez (Chelsea, Mass.) and Tyler Grothusen (Ramsey, N.J.) were both named to the GNAC All-Conference Team.

The successful 2013 season was due, in large part, to the efforts of Head Coach Joe Campbell, who was honored as this season’s GNAC Coach of the Year, and his focused dedication over the last four years tobuilding the program. Since 2008, the men’s soccer program has diligently worked towards continually improving its program and record season to season.  Coach Campbell has focused on building a strong team and individual work ethic both on the soccer field and off.

“The goal was to bring in players that wanted to work hard every single day, not just on the soccer field, but also in the classroom,” notes Coach Campbell.

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This year, the program is graduating six seniors, with an even larger number of juniors graduating next season. These graduation rates demonstrate the strength, direction, and overall success of the program, as well as establishing a strong culture of athletic and academic success in just four short years.

“We needed to build a culture that allowed student athletes to have pride in putting on the Mount Ida jersey,” said Coach Campbell.

Now, a mere four years into his tenure, Coach Campbell’s men’s soccer team is seeing a much matured team competing against some of the best teams in New England including Brandeis, Clark, Babson and Roger Williams.

Off the field, the team continues to excel academically. Coach Campbell cites senior defenseman Carlos Rojas as an example of Mount Ida’s scholar athletes. Rojas has been admitted into the Suffolk University Prelaw Program and this past summer, completed an internship with the Nantucket Police Department.

Coach Campbell continues to work hard to instill athletic and academic discipline in his player’s. He has said, “in order for them to succeed in life they will need to work hard in all they do, and I believe they have bought into that philosophy.”

Coach Campbell concluded by saying, “moving forward we will continue to look to bring in players who are hungry to be successful both on the soccer field and in the classroom. The culture is in place with our student athletes to bring the intensity they display on the field into their academic studies and all aspects of their lives to move forward in successful and productive careers.”

To learn more about Mount Ida College’s Athletic Programs, please visit

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, Mount Ida College will host International Survivors of Suicide Day, sponsored by the National Center for Death Education (NCDE) at Mount Ida and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s 15th Annual International Survivors of Suicide Day is a day that unites survivors of suicide loss around the world for mutual support in remembering their loved ones and practical guidance on coping with grief.

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Thousands of survivors gather at events hosted across the globe on this day to participate in programs featuring personal stories of strength, advice, and guidance. Event programming is designed to help survivors find comfort and hope by being with others who share similar emotions and feelings on being a survivor of suicide loss. Attend in person on November 23 to experience the power of community healing and support.

If you are interested in attending this conference, please register online. Registration fees are $30 per person, $25 for students and $60 for a family of four. Scholarships are available to assist with registration fees.

Please contact Melanie Varady at for more information on International Survivors of Suicide Day at Mount Ida College.

For more information on The National Center for Death Education (NCDE) at Mount Ida College, click here.

Recently, the Boston Globe featured a story about the kick-off event of the N² Innovation Corridor Initiative. This innovation initiative is designed to bring together public and private stakeholders to attract and support the corridor adjacent to I-95 Newton-Needham as a major technology and innovation hub. This inaugural event brought together numerous stakeholders who call the Newton-Needham area home, including Mount Ida College.

Mount Ida was proud to sponsor and participate in the inaugural event, which led with discussion on how to attract more technology companies, start-ups and other innovators to our region. This technology driven initiative has grown into a coalition of large and small businesses, with over 250 business executives and local and state officials attending the first event, including President of Mount Ida College Barry Brown, staff, faculty and students.


Mount Ida looks forward to continuing our relationship with the N² Corridor Initiative in helping to bring new opportunities to our region and building future relationships with innovative companies in the new corridor.

Read more from the Boston Globe on the inaugural N² Innovation Corridor event here.

To learn more about this new initiative, visit N² Innovation Corridor Initiative’s website.

If you are a business located or thinking about locating to the N2 Innovation Corridor and are interested in seeking strategic partnerships with Mount Ida College, please contact Deborah Hirsch, Vice President for Development and Director for External Relations at