Undergraduate College

First Year Connection Seminar

The goals of the First Year Connection Seminar are to help students deepen three key connections: (1) with themselves (their strengths and interests, future plans and aspirations, self directed learning, cultural background, issues as women); (2) with Rosemont (history and mission, collegiate-level expectations, power of a liberal arts education, co-curricular learning, bonding with faculty and other students); (3) with the larger world (strength in diversity, global and cross-cultural knowledge and perspectives).

The seminar also seeks to develop skills and strategies that are applicable and valuable across subjects (transferable, cross-disciplinary skills) and across time (durable, lifelong learning skills), including such competencies as thinking critically, communicating effectively, accessing and evaluating information, and working collaboratively.


Veronica Aplenc, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Academic Advising

Maggie Hobson-Baker, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor, Studio Art

Monica Lizzul, M.A.
Coordinator, Testing & Tutorials

Megan McLain, M.A.
Adjunct Faculty, Women's Studies

Marilyn Moller, M.A.
Instructor, Education
Discipline Chair

Alan Preti, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Discipline Chair

Sarah Spangler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

Melissa Sullivan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, English