From the President

Mount News: alumni magazine

Looking out my office window, I finally see the beginning of spring – buds on the trees and the daffodils and crocus beginning to bloom. Winter is over and spring is finally bringing sunshine and warmer weather to the Mount. 

Along with that warmer weather, the Mount is starting a new season with our move to Mount St. Joseph University. You can celebrate this change with us on July 1st when it becomes official, but for now you can see the latest updates at We are excited and appreciate all the feedback many of you provided on our new logo – look for it soon! 

This issue of Mount News is filled with stories that will bring back memories and that will show you the Mount tradition of community and friendship is alive and well with our students. Whether you graduated in 1930 or 2013 the benefits of lifelong friendships still abound. Also, catch up on alumni news, profiles and happenings on pages 26-31. 

Exciting new curriculum changes are driving our new business dean, Dr. Jamal Rashed, to form new and inventive partnerships with Cincinnati businesses. His energy is contagious and you can find out more about him and the new path for our students on page 14. 

Just as the students emerge from the tunnel under campus to enjoy the sun and warm breezes, we too invite you to share this season with us. Opportunities to visit campus include our senior art thesis in the Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery April 4 – May 10; The Mount Jubilee annual scholarship event on April 30; graduation on May 10 and alumni weekend on June 6-8. 

I hope your spring is as bright and encouraging as the flowers in the quad and I hope to see you soon on campus or in the community. 

Blessings to all, 

Tony Aretz, Ph.D. 

For behold, the winter is past... – Song of Solomon 2:12