Holly Arcadipane, a junior enrolled in Mount Ida College’s Dental Hygiene Bachelor’s Degree Program, was presented with the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association Scholarship Award. The scholarship award is presented to the candidate who has demonstrated outstanding performance in their accredited Dental Hygiene program. Award candidates are considered on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, ability, and interest in the career of dental hygiene.

Passionate in the field of dental hygiene, Arcadipane, an active student member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), was also chosen by the ADHA as their recipient of the ADHA scholarship award. As a recipient of the award, Arcadipane was presented with a trip to CLL 2014 at ADHA’s 91st Annual Session in Las Vegas, Nevada. She will represent the student delegation in annual session for the state of Massachusetts.


Humbled by the recognition in her field, Arcadipane credits Mount Ida’s tight-knit campus community and supportive faculty for her success.

“I can’t imagine being a part of any other program. The faculty and my classmates – we are really close and work to support each other,” notes Arcadipane. “It is truly special.”

Next up for Arcadipane is her national dental hygiene board examination followed by graduation from Mount Ida’s accredited dental hygiene training program. She will continue her studies at Mount Ida for an extra year as a part of our Dental Hygiene Bachelor’s Degree program.

For the future, Arcadipane aims to continue to grow as an active leader in her industry.

“I plan on exploring the entire field in the future. There are so many possibilities and no limits; Dental Hygiene is always evolving,” said Arcadipane. “I plan to continue being a part of Mount Ida, building my career in the image of my mentors here.”

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


Are you imaginative, creative and interested in developing technical proficiency in commercial photography? Are you seeking to flex your entrepreneurial spirit and gain essential knowledge in business development and client acquisition?  Here are the top five reasons you should consider majoring in Commercial Photography:

1)      Picture your passion career.

The world of commercial photography in the digital age is constantly evolving, creating many opportunities for a successful career in commercial photography. Whether you have ever dreamed of setting up your own business, pursing a position in a creative agency or travelling the globe as a photo-journalist, graduates of our commercial photography degree will gain the necessary training for a variety of in-demand careers.

2)      Obtain valuable skill sets that industries seek.

Industries today are digital-driven, increasing the need for commercial photographers. Today’s digital platforms, including mobile, social media, and tablets just to name a few, are areas where companies are actively seeking high-quality images that are professional and meet the needs of their intended audience. The skills you will develop in this program, both academic and practical, are transferable to enable you flexibility when working in a variety of different areas including commercial, advertising and editorial photography.


3)      Create an individualized commercial photography portfolio.

Creating a portfolio of your work is a vital first step into the commercial photography industry. Here, you will learn the technical and design skills necessary to develop your own individualized online and offline commercial photography portfolio. You will create, execute and market your professional portfolio to showcase and differentiate your abilities to employers.

4)      Challenge your creativity.

Our career-focused and skill-based curriculum will challenge your proficiencies and creative mindset through coursework focused in business, lighting techniques, portfolio development, art history,color theory and video editing.  As a true interdisciplinary degree, our commercial photography degree program will also expose you to courses in the sciences and humanities.

5)      Experience all the benefits of a small, private New England college.  

Create picture-perfect memories throughout your four years as a part of Mount Ida’s small, tight-knit campus community. Our students come from all walks of life with a variety of interests, points-of-view and passions. During your time here, you will forge lasting friendships with your fellow students, receive one-on-one faculty guidance and gain many new experiences along the way.

Are you a natural at communications and technology? Do you believe you could lead an industry into the future? Are you hungry to master the next wave of technology? Here are the top five reasons you should consider majoring in Media Communication at Mount Ida College.

1) Turn your passion into a career.

Given the rapid surge in digital media platforms, emerging in virtually every industry, it’s of little surprise that you are looking to turn your passion and interests in media communication into a successful career. Graduates of our Media Communications major can choose from a number of careers including broadcasting, media/journalism, advertising, public relations, publishing, web design and video editing.

2) Interdisciplinary focus allows you to be the ultimate media communication generalist.

Who doesn’t want options when they graduate? Mount Ida’s Bachelor of Arts Media Communication degree program, offers you a variety of interdisciplinary-focused academic and experiential learning opportunities in web design, business, social media, graphic design, technology foundations, writing for the web and video production. As a Media Communication major, there are numerous career paths you can take.


3) Immerse in ever-changing world of technology in media communication.

You will gain a first-mover advantage upon graduating with hands-on experience using state-of-the art technology and communications platforms. You’ll gain experiential learning in class and in the work place. Mount Ida’s close proximity to Boston will allow you to easily connect to your career interests, offering you many outlets to engage with students, companies and leading industry professionals.

4) Create a personalized degree program experience.

Beyond coursework in the areas of design, art, business and technology foundations, our media communication degree also includes a practicum, valuable internship experiences and senior research writing project, all in focus areas of your choosing.  At Mount Ida, you will learn by doing.

5) Flexible pathways leading to diverse careers.

A degree in Media Communication offers you many flexible pathways and opportunities to advance in a variety of creative industries. From crafting advertising campaigns, graphic design for the web, editing video, social media promotions, to public relations and journalism, you will be equipped with tools and knowledge to move confidently into the career that you desire.