NEWBURGH – Mount Saint Mary College Business grad student Victoria Veloz-Vicioso of Englewood, N.J. recently earned the National Dominican Day Parade (NatDDP) Scholarship.
Veloz-Vicioso was one of just 35 recipients of the scholarship, which is awarded to students of Dominican descent in good academic standing.
As part of the scholarship, Veloz-Vicioso had the honor of participating in the 41st National Dominican Day Parade in New York City on Sunday, August 13, riding on the official NatDDP parade float.
Veloz-Vicioso graduated from the Mount in May 2023 with Magna Cum Laude honors and will be returning to complete her Master’s in Business Administration in the Fall 2023 semester. She is scheduled to graduate with an MBA in 2024.
In her speech to her fellow graduates during the 2023 graduation, Veloz-Vicioso urged the newly-minted Mount alumni to remember the people who helped to mold them into the successful people they are today.
“Written in invisible ink underneath your name on your diploma are the names of the people who helped you get here today,” she said. “As we celebrate this momentous occasion, let us take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to those who have been instrumental in our journey through college.”