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Along with University President Ann McElaney-Johnson, three student leaders accepted the City of Los Angeles proclamation honoring Mount Saint Mary's: Chloe Frise '18, chair of the Doheny Student Activities Council; Mitzuky Orellana '16, chair of the Chalon Student Activities Council; and Blanca Duenas '16, president of the Student Government Association.

Hometown honors and a City proclamation for Mount Saint Mary's

Some honors mean just a bit more when they come from those who know you best.


On Aug. 28, 2015, Mount Saint Mary’s University received some meaningful hometown honors from the City of Los Angeles. Led by councilmembers Mike Bonin and Gilbert Cedillo, the L.A. City Council issued an official City proclamation applauding the Mount’s 90 years of leadership and service.


The proclamation, which was read aloud in city council chambers, reads in part:


“The Los Angeles City Council recognizes and congratulates Mount Saint Mary’s University for their 90th anniversary of exemplary work in educating the future leaders of our great city, state and country. Your work has been a pillar to so many women and girls, and we wish you continued success!”


The proclamation also notes the University’s longtime commitment to gender equity, innovative health and science programs, and dedication to community service. And it commends the Mount for the 40th anniversary of its Women’s Leadership program – one of the oldest in the nation – and for how the University’s Weekend/Evening College and Graduate Division directly strengthen the City.


President Ann McElaney-Johnson accepted the proclamation, along with three student leaders: Blanca Duenas ’16, president of the Student Government Association; Mitzuky Orellana ‘16, chair of the Chalon Student Activities Council and Chloe Frise ‘18, chair of the Doheny Student Activities Council.


The resolution will soon be displayed prominently on campus, and a copy placed in the University Archives. Visit Mount Saint Mary’s Facebook page for more photos from the proclamation’s official reading at the L.A. City Council chambers.


This marks one of many commemorations of the Mount’s 90th anniversary that will take place during the course of the 2015-2016 school year. For alums, students and friends of the University, a major celebration is planned during Homecoming 2015 on October 10.

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