Mosaic, an annual student-run and faculty guided literary magazine published by the English Department of Mount Ida College every May, cultivates the talents of our students and allows them to share their work with the community.

The mission of Mosaic is to provide a platform that nurtures the creative potential of our students and creates an engaging exchange of stories, ideas and experiences that strengthens the community as a whole.


Comprised entirely of student work, Mosaic features poetry, short stories and essays. Mosaic editors and contributors are a dedicated and eclectic mix of students of all majors who are devoted to putting together a publication of the highest quality.

Download and read the Mosaic Literacy Magazine 2014 edition.

Student Editors

Marleen Gainey ‘14, B.A. English

Anna Hogle ’15, B.A. English

Jacqueline Tynes ’14, B.A. English

Cover Design

Tyler Wood ’15, B.S Graphic Design

Faculty Advisor

Michael Baron, Faculty, Humanities & English

For more information on the English Program at Mount Ida, please visit our degree program homepage.

Mount Ida College has named Ifeyinwa Okeke ’17 as the 2014 Dr. Carol J. Matteson Scholar. The scholarship was established to honor Dr. Matteson’s 10-year service to the College as President from 2000 to 2010. Matteson Scholars represent the standards of leadership, care and commitment to education and to Mount Ida that Dr. Matteson exemplified throughout her presidency.

Matteson Scholarship recipients are full-time undergraduates who have demonstrated leadership skills in the classroom and the campus community. Each Scholar is expected to achieve levels of academic excellence, leadership and community care for themselves and Mount Ida.

Ifeyinwa, a freshman dental hygiene major, was recognized for leadership on campus, at work and at home. She is currently training to become a peer mentor/educator and this summer, she will train to be a resident assistant.


In addition to her commitment to the Mount Ida community, Ifeyinwa spends time in her hometown community of Stoughton, Massachusetts developing programs for teenagers at the local public library.

“I have always gravitated towards leadership roles and found ways to take initiative and be a support system for people,” says Ifeyinwa.

Though a freshman, Ifeyinwa is thriving in her academic studies at Mount Ida due in large part to her love of science, the small residential college experience and the career-focused attributes of the dental hygiene program.

Ifeyinwa notes that receiving the Carol J. Matteson Scholarship will allow her to continue working towards her goal of a prospering career in the oral healthcare field.

After graduation from Mount Ida, Ifeyinwa plans on pursing a graduate degree in orthodontistry while continuing to serve others as a dedicated leader.

After a long, harsh winter in New England, the summer is almost here. Before you start making plans just yet, you may want to consider taking a class or two this summer at Mount Ida College. Our Office of Continuing Education is offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. Check them out and see if one is right for you. With our convenient campus location and online course offerings, you can count on a summer class experience that meets your needs.

There are so many other benefits to taking summer classes at Mount Ida. If you are a student who wants to accelerate in your coursework and graduate sooner, summer courses are a way to do that. Need to catch up or get back on track? Summer classes are a great way to fulfill course requirements quickly and efficiently. Also, summer classes at Mount Ida College are a great value at just $450 per credit—that’s a substantial savings compared to fall and spring course offerings.


To learn more about our course offerings and how to register, visit For further information, please contact our Director of Continuing Education Robin Melavalin at (617) 928- 4624 or at Summer Session I begins Wednesday, May 13 and Summer Session II begins Wednesday, June 24 so be sure to register soon!