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Our Stories

Duclan and Drew
July 22, 2020

Drew Thomas ’21 and Declan McDermott ’21 are working to promote MCLA’s Institute for Arts and Humanities this summer. As they enhance their skills in design and nonprofit administration, they’re both making an impact on the Berkshire community.

Sonja Stewart
July 6, 2020

Sonja Stewart is the director of family support and advocacy at Berkshire County Arc (BCArc), based in Pittsfield, Mass., which serves more than 1,000 individuals and their families across the Berkshires. She earned her master's degree in education from MCLA in 2018, after receiving a bachelor's in social work from the College of St. Rose in 2014.

Dan Kuszpa
June 29, 2020

Although he's now helping design temperature sensors for the cutting-edge rockets of SpaceX, Dan Kuszpa '98 entered the field quite by accident.

MCLA Faculty Accomplishments
June 15, 2020

Every year, MCLA's faculty members write, edit, and contribute to papers and articles, receive awards and grants for their research, are quoted as experts, and contribute to their community, among other accolades. We are proud to present this list of accomplishments for the 2019-20 academic year.

Maya McFadden at her community mural
June 12, 2020

Maya McFadden ’19 was hired by her hometown newspaper, the New Haven Independent, only days after graduating from MCLA this past December. The Independent’s editor was already familiar with her work. McFadden was the recipient of a 2019 Ellen J. Bernstein Journalism Internship award, which allowed her to write for the paper during her summer break.

MCLA Student Awards and Scholarships
June 9, 2020

We're reflecting back on the impressions all our MCLA students made this year. The following students were recognized at the end of the Spring 2020 semester for going above and beyond in their studies, as club and organization leaders, and as community citizens.

Screenshot of HelpDesk members
June 5, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, five MCLA students have stepped up to provide help with tech needs for the College community.

Kayla Hollins
June 2, 2020

While nothing can replace an in-person visit to the campus, the MCLA Office of Admission has been making sure prospective students and their families can experience the College's unique charms in other ways during the pandemic shutdown.

Counseling Services staff on a virtual check-in
May 28, 2020

Through the pandemic, and through the summer, MCLA's Counseling Services staff have been reaching out to students, offering mental health support, and distributing information about how to maintain some consistency through a crisis.

Sally Shaughnessy
May 26, 2020

By networking with a fellow MCLA grad and Pi Upsilon Omega sister, Sally Shaughnessy '02 began her career in project management at Digitas in 2005, and has been in the field ever since. "I owe my entire career to networking through my sorority sister," said Shaughnessy.