May 2015-

With the ever-increasing demand for science education on today’s college campuses, Mount Ida College has started construction for a new science center equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, equipment and resources to provide an exceptional teaching and learning environment for Mount Ida College’s applied science programs.

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“We have invested more than $25 million on our campus over the past three years,” says President Barry Brown.  “Our long history of success in the sciences, as evidenced by our programs in animal science, dental technology and forensic science, prompted us to establish the School of Applied Sciences in 2012.”

As the demand continues to rise for programs in biology, chemistry and other basic and laboratory sciences, “this is the next logical step.  We need to assure the Mount Ida student that our facilities match the high level of our faculty and academic programs,” says Brown.

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“The facility will include new biology and chemistry labs, classroom space for undergraduates, audio visual resources, along with collaborative meeting spaces and a central auditorium,” says Marc Margulies, FAIA, founder of Margulies-Perruzzi Architects which is spearheading the design. “The new center at the School of Applied Sciences will expand existing campus facilities, which when redeveloped will provide an opportunity to enhance existing undergraduate and graduate course offerings and programs to prepare students for careers in sciences.”

The School of Applied Sciences offers bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Dental Hygiene, Forensic Science, Funeral Home Management, Veterinary Technology as well as a Dental Science/Dental Hygiene Degree Completion program.  Associate’s degrees are offered in Funeral Service, Veterinary Technology and Dental Hygiene.

Please join the Mount Ida College Athletic Association Annual Golf Tournament to support the student athletes of Mount Ida College and its 16 NCAA Division III varsity teams. Register now at


Tournament Schedule

Friday, June 5, 2015
Wayland Country Club

7 a.m. Registration

Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. Shotgun Start

1 p.m. Lunch

Presentation of Winners


Golf Challenge Holes

Awards will be given to winners of closest to the pin and longest drive competitions as well as hole in one prizes


Sponorship Opportunities

Tournament Sponsor
$ 7,500
Includes two foursomes, company name and logo on
program cover, signage at registration and on course,
recognition in program

Major Sponsor
$ 5,000
Includes one foursome, company name and logo on
signage on course and recognition in program

Meal Sponsor
$ 2,500
Includes company name and logo on signage at breakfast
and lunch and recognition in program

Mustang Sponsor
$ 1,000
Includes company name and logo on signage on course
and recognition in program.

Sponsoring Foursome
$ 700
Includes greens fees, golf cart and meals for four golfers
& one hole sponsorship sign

$ 600
Includes greens fees, golf cart and meals for four golfers

Hole Sponsor
$ 200
Includes signage at one tee box and recognition in program

Individual Golfer
$ 150
Includes greens fee, golf cart and meal

April 2015-

Taking their place on the platform at the Mount Ida 116th commencement on May 11, 2015, on the Newton campus will be:

Graduation Speaker, Brian McGrory –Editor, The Boston Globe


McGrory will be presented with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, in recognition of his unwavering commitment to a vibrant free press and service to the public good.

Born and raised in and around Boston, McGrory studied at Bates College in Maine and began his storied journalism career at the Patriot Ledger in Quincy and the New Haven Register before coming to The Boston Globe where he has practiced his craft for more than 25 years.

He has served The Boston Globe as a Metro columnist and associate editor and as the Globe’s Metro editor.   His reporting duties have taken him far and wide, as White House reporter for the Clinton administration, national reporter, general assignment reporter, and suburban reporter.

His twice-weekly column that appeared on the front of the Metro section, netted him the prestigious 2011 Scripps Howard Award, presented annually to recognize the best work in the communications industry and journalism education.  The top prize was awarded for his array of thought-provoking pieces about big events and small moments.

McGrory, who lives with his family in the Boston area, is also author of three bestselling thrillers, The Incumbent, The Nominee, and Dead Line along with Buddy, a tale of his battle for alpha-male status with his eponymous pet rooster.

Stephen L. Boswell, MD – President & CEO, Fenway Health


Boswell will receive an Honorary Doctor of Applied Science, for his groundbreaking work and devotion to public health, civic engagement and extraordinary care.

Dr. Boswell is a general internist, administrator and clinical researcher and maintains a clinical practice with an emphasis in HIV medicine. He is also an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, holding joint appointments in the General Medicine Unit and Infectious Diseases Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital.

He is one of the nation’s leading researchers in the field and serves as the Principal Investigator for the Centers for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems and the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design. His projects use national and international databases to assist with answering complex clinical research questions pertaining to HIV/AIDS.

Carolyn Rafaelian, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Alex and Ani LLC.

In recognition of her entrepreneurial spirit and artistic creativity within a sustainable business model, Rafaelian will receive a Doctor of Business Administration.


Rafaelian learned at her father’s side in his jewelry business, deciding in 2004 to go out on her own, starting Alex and Ani, named for her first two daughters.

To give back to the environment, she created an eco-friendly approach to design, using recycled metals from local vendor partners as components for her jewelry.  Her business model allowed her company to expand – and to be ranked as one of the fastest growing companies over the past three years by Inc. Magazine, employing more than 1000 people in over 40 locations.    In addition to Alex and Ani, she is the owner of Rhode Island winery Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, a cafe franchise called Teas and Javas and of the event venue Belcourt of Newport, formerly one of Newport’s mansions.

The ‘Charity by Design,’ arm of her company is dedicated to help raise funds and awareness for non-profit organizations.

To learn more about Mount Ida commencement, please visit our commencement homepage.