There was BIG news at the College of Mount St. Vincent’s annual Reunion and Homecoming Weekend, as CMSV President, Dr. Susan R. Burns announced the launch of Seton College, a new two-year college on its campus, in partnership with the Come to Believe Network (CTB), a nonprofit that assists higher education institutions in developing and launching two-year programs that provide pathways for underserved students to receive four-year degrees.
The statement from the College reads: “Inspired by the charism of the Sisters of Charity of New York and their two centuries-long mission of providing transformational educational experiences to all students—regardless of family and financial means—Seton College will be a two-year junior college that will educate students in the Vincentian/Setonian tradition and enable them to either enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year college or university at the conclusion of their studies.
“The Mount is forever indebted to our foundresses for their endless support of higher education, but their commitment has only been further recognized in their generosity to underwrite a significant investment to launch Seton College. Following such a substantial gift, the Mount made the considerate decision to name the new two-year school after the Congregation’s founding mother and the first American-born Catholic Saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton.”
Sisters of Charity of New York’s President, Sr. Donna Dodge expressed deep gratitude on behalf of the entire Congregation: “I could not think of a better way to deepen our legacy at Mount Saint Vincent than with the sponsorship and naming of Seton College. The Sisters of Charity are confident that our mission and charism will continue to thrive at Mount Saint Vincent in the future. We are eager to see all the good work that will develop as Seton College welcomes its first class of students.”
But that wasn’t all! Dr. Burns followed-up her news about Seton College, with yet another announcement; The College of Mount St. Vincent will soon begin the process of transitioning to become the University of Mount St. Vincent in early 2024, so stay tuned.