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Paying it forward

As one of hundreds of scholarship recipients at the Mount, Claire Atanacio '19 knows that someday she wants to do the giving.

September 20, 2017

Claire Atanacio '19

As one of hundreds of scholarship recipients, Claire Atanacio ’19 knows that someday she wants to do the giving.

“I promise to continue to extend this gift and sponsor another student one day,” she says. Atanacio received the Class of 1965 Endowed Scholarship and the Dorothy Von Der Ahe Endowed Scholarship,

Atanacio wants to follow in the footsteps of her parents, both nurses. Since her first year at the Mount, she has felt challenged to grow and learn, as well as to serve with compassion. She credits her faith in God for bringing her to the Mount and in helping her overcome obstacles while here.

Outside of the classroom, Atanacio has been involved with many campus clubs, including the Fellowship of Christian Athenians and Pangkat Pilipino. As a resident assistant, she has been able to strengthen her leadership skills and develop more maturity as a leader. She understands what first-year and second-year students are going through, and she is able to connect with them in order to help navigate college life. After graduation, she plans to travel as a missionary worker to provide care all over the world.