Mount Ida College Opens the 2011-2012 Academic Year; Welcomes the Class of 2015
August 30, 2011
Featured speakers included Dr. Lance Carluccio, President; Dr. Ellen Beaulieu, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Michelle Richard, SGA President and member of the Class of 2012; and Dr. Leo Archambault, Professor of Fashion Merchandising and Marketing in the School of Design and the 2011 Letierri Excellence in Teaching Award winner. Music was performed by Brass Works and Monica Johnson from the Class of 2013 sang our alma mater.
Empowering You to Achieve Academically and Professionally
To an energetic crowd of students, parents, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Trustees, President Carluccio directed his comments to the Class of 2015, “At Mount Ida, you will be immersed in a community that believes in you, challenges you, supports you, and cares about your growth as an individual and as a professional.”
He continued, “Throughout your experience at Mount Ida College, you will have opportunities to refine your leadership skills, think strategically and work in partnership with others, empowering you to achieve academically and contribute responsibly in a changing world.”
Taking Action to Achieve
The keynote speaker of the day, Mount Ida’s beloved and highly regarded Dr. Leo Archambault, Professor of Fashion Merchandising and Marketing, spoke of how he and his fellow professors would take action to help students achieve academic, sporting, cultural and life-long learning. He also focused on students’ personal responsibility and self-motivation in their education.
Dr. Archambault stated, “Students, remember the 10 most important two-letter words that you need to know in your life—IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO ME!” He continued, “It is an appeal that we make to all students today. Help yourselves! Make the most of the fantastic educational opportunities that you have. If you can do that, then one day, you will be in a position to respond to the pleas of others who may need your help!”
The Athletic Center rose to its feet with a standing ovation after Dr. Archambault’s speech. As one of Mount Ida’s treasured faculty members, we thank him for his continued dedication and excellence in teaching. Again, we welcome the Class of 2015 and all of our returning students in anticipation of another great year of academic and personal achievement and growth at Mount Ida College.