April 2014-

Reconnect and reunite with the classmates, faculty and the community that made your Mount Ida College experience so powerful. This year, we’re celebrating Reunion Weekend May 2 – May 3, 2014. The weekend will be packed with events you won’t want to miss. Whether you attend every year or this is your first time back on campus since graduation, the weekend offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Reunion Weekend at Mount Ida begins on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6:15 p.m. at the 2nd Annual Alumni Dinner and Awards Ceremony.   Awards will be presented to those distinguished alumni nominated by their community, who have excelled in their field and given back to their community.



To celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni, who have demonstrated extraordinary service to Mount Ida and civic organizations, in addition to career accomplishment, the Mount Ida Alumni Association sponsors four award categories for distinguished alumni, recent alumni, recent alumni service and the athletic hall of fame inductees.

2014 Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguish Alumni Award is presented annually to a Mount Ida alumna or alumnus in recognition of outstanding achievement and significant contributions to the recipient’s profession, to the community, and to Mount Ida.

Helen O’Donnell – Class of 1982

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Associate Degree; Paralegal Studies

CEO, Helen O’Donnell Media; President of the Kenneth P. O’Donnell Political Leadership Foundation 

Recent Alumni Award

The Recent Alumni Award is presented annually to the Mount Ida alumna or alumnus who has graduated within the past 15 years in recognition of outstanding achievement and significant contribution to the recipient’s profession, to the community, and to Mount Ida.

Brigitte BeltranClass of 2004

Hometown: Medford, MA

Bachelor Degree; Interior Design

Director of Business Development, Sasaki Associates Inc.

Recent Alumni Service Award

The Recent Alumni Service Award acknowledges and promotes service to the College within 15 years of graduation. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in promoting the College through volunteer support of campus organizations and activities such as the Mount Ida Alumni Association, alumni clubs, and career networking programs, class reunions, fundraising, and student recruitment.

Karla Ventura – Class of 2007

Hometown: Lynn, MA

Bachelor Degree; Communications

Grant Administrator, Partners Healthcare Research Management

Athletic Hall of Fame

The Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes significant accomplishments of individual alumni athletes, athletic teams, coaches and staff. Members of the Athletic Hall of Fame are accomplished on and off the playing field or court.  Alumni athlete nominees demonstrate outstanding athletic achievement while a member of a Mount Ida varsity athletic team, good citizenship, leadership and must have been in good academic standing as a student.

Adrienne Xenos – Class of 2009

Hometown: Brockton, MA

Bachelor Degree; Veterinary Technology

2007 Men’s Championship Lacrosse Team

Jonathan Perez ’10
Tommy Watts ’08
Trevor Bergeron ’09
Kyle Bowler ’08
Alex Champagne ’09
Brett Conley ’09
Corey Costello ’13
William Cullen ’08
Brett Dahlgard ’11
Steve DeLeon ’07
Scott Eiseman ’07
James Grande ’07
Jonathan Hauge ’07
Craig Heintzelman ’09
James Kehoe ’10
Daniel Kelley ’11
Thomas Kennedy ’07
Andrew Morton ’09/’12
Kevin Mulvey ’12
Vincent Pizzimenti ’07
Leo Shidler ’09
Michael Simone ’10
Matthew Vernik ’10
Jeffrey Webber ’09
Luke Wilson ’08
Anthony DiMarsico ’14
Andrew Cloonan ’09

Reunion Weekend Events

In addition to the 2nd Annual Alumni Dinner and Awards Ceremony, Reunion Weekend also includes a packed schedule of exciting events including the Alumni Clambake, Athletic Games, Wine Tasting, Richie Dykas ’08 Memorial Flag Football Game and the Alumni Pub Night at Cityside Bar & Grill.

Reunion Weekend at Mount Ida is your opportunity to relive your favorite memories while learning about today’s Mount Ida and its new direction for tomorrow.

To Register for Reunion Weekend and to view our full event schedule, please visit our RSVP webpage.

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Mount Ida College’s Junior Open House on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. invites junior and sophomore High School students and their families, starting their college search process, to spend a day on the Mount Ida campus.

Our Junior Open House will allow prospective students and their families the opportunity to have an in-depth look at the academic opportunities, campus life, and student experience at Mount Ida.

We’ll have the right people on hand, including faculty, admission’s staff, and students from many of our career-focused degree programs.

While you’re on campus, you’ll learn about our academic programs, meet faculty and students and enjoy a campus tour.

Do you have questions about the college admission process? Would you like to learn more about Mount Ida’s academic programs and experiential learning opportunities? Our Junior Open House programming has all of those areas covered.

Check-in will begin at 12:30 p.m. Activities for the day begin promptly at 1:00 p.m., with a brief presentation, followed by campus tours and an academic and community fair.

Experience first-hand what it’s like to be a student at Mount Ida and learn more about many of the exciting things we have to offer by registering online for our Junior Open House event here.

We look forward to seeing you on-campus.


April 14, 2014-


Mount Ida College is pleased to announce the introduction of our newest tradition: The Faculty and Staff Service Awards Reception. Mount Ida’s faculty and staff are one of the most valued assets of this institution and they are integral to the College’s success.  This annual event will acknowledge the value of employee contributions to our goals and mission and recognizes service to the institution.

Hosted by the Office of Human Resources, the service awards event will recognize and honor those employees celebrating significant milestones in their service to the college. Recognition gifts will be presented to employees beginning at five years of full-time service and will continue every subsequent five year milestone.


“The success of Mount Ida is due in no small part to our talented and committed staff,” said Omaira Roy, Executive Director of Human Resources. “Our faculty and staff play a vital role here and we truly appreciate all that they do.”

On April 17, 2014, members of our community celebrating service milestones, with their respective supervisors, will gather for a reception to honor and recognize the following people for their dedication, achievements and distinguished years of service to Mount Ida:

Five Years of Service 

Laura De Veau, Student Affairs

Liana Goncalves, Longfellow Preschool

James Jabbour, Forensic Science

Mike Landers, Athletics

Matthew Minich, Athletics

Kathleen Pletsch de Garcia, English and Humanities

Alison Poor-Donahue, Graphic Design

David Smaldone, Administrative Information Systems

Ten Years of Service

Alioune Gueye, Veterinary Science & Technology

Pearl Steinbuch, Business Administration

Fifteen Years of Service

Matt Burke, Athletics

Kim Nix, Library Services

Stephanie Venizelos, The Learning Circle

Twenty Years of Service  

Judith Sgarzi, Criminal Justice

Susan Wheeler, Business Administration

Diann Wilde, Longfellow Preschool

Twenty Five Years of Service

Leo Archambault, Fashion Merchandising

Thirty Five Years of Service

Roberta Steinberg, English and Humanities

Forty Five Years of Service

Dan Roberto, English and Humanities