August 1st, 2012
Higher Education Opportunity Program begins
(First row, from left) Dante Cantú, director, Center for Student Success; Lanette Perez-Villarroel, HEOP program coordinator; Gabriela Monroy; Justin Perez; Ilce Velarde; Fr. Kevin Mackin, OFM, Mount president; Melody Martin; Gifty Adusei; Lisbel Tavares. (Second row, from left) Mount junior Corrine McLaughlin; Adrian Willis; Caitlyn Motter; Mount senior Christopher Fandino; Natalis Carmona; Keino Isaac, associate director of HEOP; and Shanice Robe.
NEWBURGH - Fr. Kevin Mackin, OFM, president of Mount Saint Mary College, recently greeted students from the Class of 2016 Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program.
The students are participating in the HEOP Summer Academic Institute, a five-week program specially designed to prepare the 10 pre-freshmen for college life, initiate the process of building new academic skills, and acquaint the students with the support services that are available to them.
The summer program is mandated for HEOP students by the New York State Education Department.