Nursing and similar majors are among some of the most popular at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. And the college recently appointed someone new to lead those programs.
Susan Apold, who will now serve as both a nursing dean and professor, has held a few positions of esteem at The Mount before. She began as a nursing instructor back in 1989, and held various administrative positions after that including graduate nursing programs chair, academic affairs vice president, and faculty dean.
Apold is both an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner, receiving her post-master’s certificate in advanced nursing from The Mount.
She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Holy Family College in Philadelphia, a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D from Adelphi University.
Most recently, Apold served as the founding director of Iona College’s bachelor of science degree program for nursing. She has also maintained a clinical practice in New Rochelle for the past 20 years.
Seemingly most fellowships occur during undergraduate or post-graduate study. But one local student is getting one under her belt before she even graduates high school.
Yona Sperling-Milner, a junior at SAR High School, is one of among 26 students in the Bronfman Fellowship’s 35th cohort. The yearlong fellowship program focuses on pluralism, social responsibility and Jewish texts.
The fellows also interact with Israeli students selected for the same program, known as “Amitei Bronfman.”
The fellowship usually entails a summer excursion to Israel itself. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the fellowship program made the decision to travel to Connecticut instead.