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The 5th Nanotechnology Symposium is coming to Mount Ida College on Thursday, April 14, 2016, 5–9 PM in the Wingate Event Center. Featuring a poster competition and guest speaker Dr. Dr. Peng Yin, Associate Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, this event will be a night for discussion, innovation, and competition.

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Reunion Weekend 2016 is a celebration for all Mount Ida College graduates from the classes of 1966-2011. Alumni Reunion Weekend, sponsored by the Advancement Office, is a perfect time for alumni to get together with classmates and to relive old memories. Alumni will have the opportunity to revisit campus, attend a class brunch, and celebrate our newest inductees into the Alumni Awards Circle.

Members of the Class of 1966 & 1991 will celebrate their 50th and 25th reunion years with a special brunch. If you are a graduate from any of these classes, don’t miss this wonderful celebration in your honor.

Every five years classes are invited back to campus to celebrate Reunion Weekend. We welcome back Mustangs who will travel from near and far to celebrate. The schedule is filled with opportunities to reconnect, learn and have fun — with the whole family.

In 2016, we’re celebrating class years ending in 1s and 6s!

Join us on campus and reunite with old friends, faculty, and classmates during a weekend filled with festivities and fun. Registration opens March 15!



President Barry Brown with Newton Mayor Setti Warren.

For the second consecutive year, Mount Ida played host to the Transitioning Together (T2) Program at Newton North High School that provides mentoring for students who would be the first in their family to attend college.

The full-day on-campus experience for the Newton North students and mentors began with opening remarks from Vice President of Student Affairs, Laura DeVeau, followed by a welcome from President Brown and Newton Mayor Setti Warren.

The day included team building activities, tours of campus, sessions on financing an education and a student panel.

“Involving our college and its community with this wonderful city and, particularly, with its schools, is among the most important things we can do to support learning and growth,” said Mount Ida President Barry Brown. “We are committed to this partnership and the success of first generation students.”


David Fleishman, Superintendent of Newton Public Schools added,” We share similar organizational values and goals and we are so fortunate to have a wonderful partner in supporting our first generation students.  Visiting Mount Ida is starting to feel like one of our terrific annual events.”

Melissa Hanenberger, College Counselor & T2 Director of Newton North High School echoed those sentiments.  “You were able to provide us with a spectacular and informational day.  With your inspiration and wisdom, the conversations that were started today will carry us through the next year and a half as a stronger, more cohesive cohort.”


Vice President of Student Affairs, Laura DeVeau

By the end of the day, those in the room who may have felt unsure how to navigate the process, left empowered with the knowledge and information to identify and access the college that is right for them.