Marist is grateful to alumni, parents, and friends for their support and dedication.
The philanthropy of alumni, parents, and friends continues to make a substantial impact at Marist. The College is grateful for their support and ongoing dedication. Among recent commitments are the following.Naming Commitments for the New Dyson CenterMarist has received several recent pledge commitments in support of the exciting renovation and expansion of the Dyson Center underway on campus. A dedicated donor who wishes to remain anonymous recently pledged to name the café in the Collaborative Study Center on the first floor of the new facility. The centrally located café will be dedicated in the name of the School of Management Advisory Board, providing a visible symbol of the board’s ongoing support and advocacy for Marist students, faculty, and staff.In addition, Wayne Schmidt ’80 and his wife, Marisa, made a pledge towards the Dyson Center project to name two spaces that directly impact students and faculty. The Schmidts will name a premier classroom in memory of Wayne’s father, Wayne Schmidt Sr., as well as a collaborative study room in honor of Wayne’s uncle and legendary former Marist crew coach Bill Austin. Marist is grateful to Wayne and Marisa for their generous support of this important project and appreciate their generosity and thoughtfulness as they remember Wayne’s father and honor Bill Austin.Longtime member of the Marist Board of Trustees Mark Dennis generously committed to name the STEM–Teaching Methods Lab in the Dyson Center. The lab, outfitted with running water, gas, and other essentials for demonstrating science concepts, will support not only STEM teacher-candidates but also teachers in the areas of social studies, language arts, and special needs. Mark, as a trustee of the Evelyn Davies Trust, directed this gift to recognize and honor Evelyn Davies, who was an elementary school teacher in the Arlington School District for 35 years. Mark has made an enormous impact on the College through his thoughtful stewardship of the Evelyn Davies Trust and previously of the Jeannette F. Schlobach Charitable Trust, of which he was the trustee. Mark is a prominent certified public accountant in the Hudson River Valley and has served on Marist’s board since 2004.To explore the wide range of naming opportunities associated with the landmark Dyson Center project, please contact Chris DelGiorno, vice president for college advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.Support for ScholarshipsChris Bricker ’90 and his wife, Jennifer, have pledged additional support for the Michael C. Holland Memorial Scholarship in honor of her father. Created to recognize his extraordinary commitment to serving the public, the scholarship will be awarded to a first-year student who has shown a strong devotion to community service. Marist is grateful for their caring and generous support.Chris Bricker ’90Nick Citera ’87 and his wife, Rossana, have made a generous gift to establish the Nick ’87 and Rossana Citera Endowed Scholarship. The Citeras’ scholarship will support first-year undergraduates in the School of Management who have considerable academic promise and demonstrated financial need. First preference will be given to residents of the Hudson Valley. A longtime Hudson Valley resident, Nick is a partner in Cosimo’s Restaurant Group and a dedicated member of the School of Management Advisory Board. Previously, the Citeras established an endowment to support students enrolled in the Business 100 course offered in the School of Management. The course brings students and local businesses together for collaboration on special projects with real-world implications. Marist deeply appreciates the Citeras’ ongoing generosity and leadership.Marist lost one of its most dedicated volunteer leaders and supporters last spring with the passing of Ellen Hancock, immediate past chair of the Board of Trustees. Ellen, a highly accomplished technology executive and business leader, served on the Marist Board for 34 years, including seven as chair. Ellen’s husband, Jason, has made a gift to support the Ellen Hancock Endowed Scholarship, originally established by the Board of Trustees in her honor; the Dennis and Marilyn Murray Endowed Scholarship; and the Music Program at Marist. The College appreciates Jason’s continued dedication and his generous and thoughtful support.Maureen Sorbo Logan ’78 and Mark Logan have made an additional gift towards the Mark and Maureen (Sorbo ’78) Logan Scholarship. The scholarship supports students from the Mid-Hudson Valley who have significant financial need and are majoring in STEM, accounting, or finance. The Logans visited with their scholarship’s recipient at the annual Celebration of Scholarships held on the campus Nov. 12. The College is grateful for their impactful support of Marist students.The James J. McCann Charitable Trust has provided a grant extending its invaluable support of scholarships for deserving traditional-age Marist students who live in Dutchess County and graduate from county high schools. This is the 54th year the trust has supported this special program that has touched the lives of countless local students. Over the years, trust has also played a lead role in the construction of signature facilities at the College such as the James J. McCann Recreation Center. The entire Marist community extends its thanks to the trust for its transformational support of scholarships and state-of-the-art facilities at the College.Sisters Kari Redl-Daniels, Kelley Redl-Hardisty, Kristi Redl-Deasy, and Kimberly Redl-Lawrence are carrying on the tradition started by their parents Herb and Sue Redl of generously supporting Marist through the endowment of the Herb and Sue Redl Scholarship. Established by their parents in 1995, the scholarship is awarded to continuing students with financial need who reside in the Hudson River Valley. More than 75 talented and deserving students have benefited from this special scholarship over the years. The College is deeply appreciative of the entire Redl family for their steadfast support, dedication to students, and passionate commitment to the Hudson River Valley community.Trustee Genine McCormick ’88 and her husband, Michael ’88, have made a gift to name a Marist–Gilder Lehrman Institute Scholarship in President Kevin Weinman’s honor. The McCormicks established the GLI–Marist partnership program in fall 2021. Their support, combined with that of other donors, is providing meaningful term scholarships for deserving students who are recognized as top high school history students by GLI’s recently launched National Academy of American History and Civics. The first Long Reach Society dinner brought together donors of the scholarship program and scholarship recipients at Marist’s Cornell Boathouse on Nov. 3. The event featured remarks by President Kevin Weinman; Dr. James G. Basker, president of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History; Dr. Martin Schaffer, dean of the School of Liberal Arts; Mike McCormick, and the two inaugural scholarship awardees, Harumi Kameda ’25 and Elisabet Guerrero Hernandez ’25 as well as a presentation by Dr. David Woolner, professor of history, on the current exhibit at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library about FDR’s final campaign. Over the past 30 years the McCormicks have been among the College’s most engaged alumni, not only volunteering their time to lead the Marist Fund but also supporting the James A. Cannavino Library, the music building, theatre facilities, the Career Center in the School of Management, and the Presidential Fund for Equity in the Marist Experience. And in recognition of their very generous gift to support a new residence hall on the North End of campus, McCormick Hall was formally dedicated to them in 2019. Marist extends its profound thanks for their longtime commitment.The trustees of the Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Charitable Trust — Jack Conklin, John Regan, and Jeff Armstrong — have again initiated a generous grant from the trust to support scholarships for business and fine-art majors from the Hudson River Valley, as well as outstanding music students at Marist. Marist is thankful for the trust’s longtime support for scholarships, which has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of Marist students over the years.The Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Charitable Trust continues its longtime commitment to scholarships at Marist. Grants from the trust assist upper-class business and fine arts majors as well as music minors from the Hudson River Valley. During their annual board meeting on campus, Ulrich Trustees (left to right, back row) Jeff Armstrong, Jack Conklin, and John Regan met scholarship recipients (left to right, front row) Emily Valentino ’24, Jocelyn Antonio ’24, and Priyanka Vohra ’24.Dr. Sam and Gail Simon have pledged to establish an endowed scholarship in the School of Science. Dr. Simon is a retired orthopedic surgeon and the founder of Hudson Valley Fresh. He also serves on the School of Science Advisory Board. The College is most grateful for this leadership and support that will change the lives of students pursuing science degrees at Marist.Executive Vice President Dr. Geoffrey L. Brackett and his wife, Michelle Rider, CPA, Esq., have pledged to establish an endowed fund to support Marist’s LGBTQ+ community. The Rainbow Fox Fund will strengthen and enhance programming, resources, and opportunities for students. The fund will also provide a platform for reaching out to Marist alumni, parents, and friends for additional support for the LGBTQ+ community. The College appreciates Geoff’s and Michelle’s generosity and thoughtfulness in creating this special fund and are grateful for their support of Marist’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.Dr. Geoffrey L. Brackett and his wife, Michelle Rider, CPA, Esq.
23 Nov 2022
George Majestic ’71 cherished his time at Marist. After working hard all their lives, he and his wife, Carol, are giving back to help others who want to pursue a college education.
If you visit George and Carol Majestic at their home in Florida and you mention Marist, it’s possible George will share with you something unusual. He has a folder from his Marist days 50 years ago where he’s saved tuition bills, thank-you notes for his decades-worth of donations, letters of recommendation, and a 1966 letter confirming his acceptance from Dave Flynn ’64, director of admissions. “I don't consider myself a hoarder,” he said, “but some things are important to me.” He especially prizes the letters from faculty members Dr. Jack Kelly and Dr. M. J. Michelson, two of his favorite professors. “I cherished those. And my time at Marist.”George was born and raised in Gardiner, NY. “My parents didn't have much money, so I went to work for IBM after high school and started going to school at Marist at night,” he recalled.“I then served four years in the Navy and returned to work at IBM in 1967, enrolled at Marist as an adult student, and took classes part time through the evening division. I was eager to finish, so I took a leave of absence from IBM and condensed three years of study into two—graduating in 1971. I was able to attend and graduate debt-free with the help of the GI Bill.”Carol too forged her own path. “I was one of nine children. Instead of going on to college like my brothers, I got a job as a secretary at IBM and stayed with them almost six years.” A TWA ad recruiting flight attendants caught her attention, leading to a new career that lasted 33 years.George led development projects in Ulster, Orange, and Dutchess counties under the banner of his excavation company, Majestic Underground. “So that’s where I made my living, really close to home,” George said.Both George and Carol are enjoying retirement. But far from forgetting about Marist, they have established a scholarship, the George W. Majestic ’71 and Carol Lahey Majestic Scholarship, to help other aspiring college graduates.“It's a nice feeling to be able to share our good fortune,” said George. “We just feel like we’re helping someone who needs help, and we're happy to share.”
19 Nov 2022
The College has more than 75 different study abroad programs.
Marist continues to offer among the strongest study abroad options in the country, with its full academic year study abroad program ranking No. 1 in the nation in participation among US master’s degree-granting institutions, according to the latest Open Doors report for the 2020–2021 academic year. Marist also ranked among the top 10 institutions in the country for its semester-length abroad program (5th), total number of students abroad (5th), and overall study abroad participation (9th).The report is published by the Institute of International Education in collaboration with the US Department of State.A global education is a foundation of the Marist learning experience, which is why the College has more than 75 different study abroad programs including semester-long, full academic year, and short-term study abroad time frames designed to enable students to stay on track with their studies while giving them access to rich cultural experiences.In addition, the Marist Italy campus in Florence offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in partnership with one of the most established and innovative educators in Florence, Italy, Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici. The Marist Italy experience has become one of the College’s most distinctive offerings and draws interest from students around the world.“Study abroad has become a signature aspect of the Marist experience, with about half of our students studying abroad prior to graduation in recent years, which is nearly five times the national average,” said Dr. John Peters, dean of International Programs at Marist. “Navigating a new context and culture is often cited by students as pivotal and transformative. Our students have these incredible opportunities to learn about themselves and the complexity and diversity of our shared story through international and intercultural exploration.”The latest rankings for Marist’s study abroad program came less than a year after the program received the Senator Paul Simon Award for its freshman year abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. The award is one of the most prestigious a college or university can receive for excellence in international programs.
29 Mar 2023
Marist recognizes three for community service at the 53rd annual President’s Community Breakfast.
Marist honored three distinguished members of the Hudson River Valley community at the College’s 53rd annual President’s Community Breakfast on Nov. 30. The honorees all received President’s Awards for Community Service from President Kevin Weinman for their significant contributions to the local area.The breakfast recognized Freddimir Garcia '09/'14MBA, Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt, and Brian Doyle '73/'90MPA.“These distinguished honorees have made valuable contributions to our community through their exceptional commitment and leadership,” said Weinman. “They have collectively made the Hudson River Valley a better, more vibrant, and more equitable place to live. We are proud to recognize Brian, Nicole, and Freddy for their embodiment of the Marist principles of excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service.”Marist has long benefited from strong partnerships with the surrounding community. Weinman highlighted the College’s Liberty Partnership Program and Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership as just two of the many programs students are engaged in that offer experiential learning, internship experiences, and real-world application of the skills they’re learning in the classroom.Garcia is Equity and Inclusion Officer at the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, an organization representing more than 13,000 real estate professionals.“I am truly humbled to be recognized by the institution that has already given me so much,” said Garcia. “It was truly a blessing when I chose to come to Marist. It’s easy to give back when you are part of a place that values the creation of community and commitment to service. These are some of the most caring, dedicated, impactful and committed individuals of the Hudson Valley, and never did I ever imagine seeing myself up here.”Fenichel-Hewitt is executive director of the Art Effect, an organization that introduces local youth to visual arts and media by giving them the opportunity to develop their voice and their futures.“I was thinking about how much I love coming to this campus. It’s a place of learning and growing and challenging oneself to keep striving to be better,” said Fenichel-Hewitt. “I do what I do because it feels good to do things that bring out the best in people. I’m so humbled to be honored by such an incredible learning institution.”Doyle has a connection to Marist that spans more than five decades, as an undergraduate student, graduate student and adjunct professor. Retiring after more than a decade as CEO of Family Services, he oversaw a nonprofit that serves as a lifeline to those in need. The organization provides critical support services in behavioral health, victim services, family programs, youth services, and community safety and prevention.“I have much to be grateful for, and Marist College having offered me that chance to engage in true experiential learning is a huge a part of who I am today,” said Doyle. “My work in human services goes back 50 years when at Marist, I spent a semester immersed in field work in Red Hook. I worked for the Office of Economic Opportunity and learned about people who endured daily circumstances of deprivation and trauma which would then be passed on from one generation to the next.”The President’s Award is the longest-standing community service honor in the region.
29 Mar 2023
Three Marist College professors within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences have received prestigious Spencer Education Grants to enhance their research focused on social justice and equity.
Dr. Carol Rinke and Dr. Christina Wright Fields together have been awarded a Spencer Education Grant to conduct their research entitled The Storied Experiences of Teachers of Color through Photovoice. Dr. Vanessa Lynn also received the grant to study the undergraduate education and faculty experience of criminology and criminal justice programs and the curriculum surrounding race. Lynn’s research is entitled Race Pedagogies in Criminal Justice/Criminology.Rinke, who is assistant dean for the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and associate professor of education, and Wright Fields, assistant professor of education, are partnering with researchers from Rutgers University-Newark, including Rinke’s prior research partner, Dr. Lynnette Mawhinney.This work will continue and extend Rinke and Mawhinney’s co-authored book, There Has to be a Better Way: Lessons from Former Urban Teachers, which was released in 2019. “In previous research, we found that teachers of color were subject to microaggressions in many educational workspaces. This project is an effort to dig deeper into the particular experiences of teachers of color in P-12 schools, using their own perspectives to shape counter-narratives of schooling,” said Rinke.The research will utilize the Photovoice methodology in partnership with three groups of 20 educators to capture their experiences with visual findings. This methodology allows research participants to capture their everyday realities and visually provide valuable insights and data to the investigators.“We selected this methodology and applied it to P-12 teachers because we valued the way it encouraged participants to capture their own realities, rather than an outside researcher doing so on their behalf — we found it to be an empowering approach,” said Rinke.The motivation for this research stems from the frequent experiences of educators challenged by a system that is resistant to change and adaptability, leading to increased turnover within the profession. Rinke, Wright Fields, and the researchers at Rutgers University-Newark aim to understand the disillusionment for educators of color. “This project is an effort to engage directly with teachers, understand what may be some sources of this disillusionment for teachers of color in particular, and engage educators in a collective effort to challenge those experiences,” said Rinke. Dr. Vanessa Lynn, assistant professor of criminal justice, alongside researchers at Idaho State University, will conduct research over the next three years on how faculty learned how to discuss race in Criminal Justice and Criminology courses. “Our study aims to examine how the educational experiences of faculty who teach in criminology and criminal justice programs shape the pedagogical practices related to race within their classes,” said Lynn.Lynn, along with Dr. Deirdre Caputo-Levine of Idaho State University, will interview faculty across the nation and examine professors' syllabi in undergraduate-level courses. “Our study will allow us to investigate the relationship between graduate school experiences and the ways that faculty members construct race as an object of knowledge within courses in criminology and criminal justice programs,” said Lynn.In her research, Lynn hopes to understand how academic departments educate on bias within the criminal justice system.With three faculty members being awarded grants from the Spencer Education Research Foundation across two different studies, Rinke highlights the importance of their social justice and equity focus.“It’s quite significant that three faculty members from within Social and Behavioral Sciences have been awarded grants from the Spencer Educational Research Foundation for projects focused on issues of social justice and equity,” said Rinke. “The long-standing efforts of our faculty to engage with the local community around topics of mutual importance are now being recognized externally and supported in their application and expansion.”
09 Oct 2022
A National Institutes of Health grant will offer Marist students the opportunity to complete 10-week lab-based research experiences over three summers.
Marist has received a $346,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the chromatin-mediated maintenance of genomic integrity in germ lines.Associate Professor of Chemistry Elisa Woolridge is leading a team comprised of Associate Professor of Biology Megan Dennis; part-time Marist faculty member Dr. Paula Checchi; Dr. Teresa Lee, assistant professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts–Lowell; and Dr. Gordon Lithgow, director of interdisciplinary research at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in California.Through this grant, Marist students have the opportunity to complete 10-week research experiences over three summers in the laboratories of Drs. Lee and Lithgow. In addition, Marist students will benefit from the development and implementation of course-based undergraduate research experiences within several of Marist’s biology laboratories. The work is anticipated to provide insight into the causes of human reproductive disorders and will generate findings that inform therapeutic strategies for infertility.
07 Oct 2022
From a memo to the Marist College community from Ross Mauri ’80, chair of Marist’s Board of Trustees, and President Kevin Weinman, April 21 , 2022:
It is with profound sadness that we must inform the Marist community of the passing of Ellen Hancock, immediate past chair of the Board of Trustees. A pioneering technology executive and philanthropist, Ellen was one of the most dedicated and influential members of our Board, having served as a trustee for 34 years, including more than seven years as chair.It would not be an overstatement to say that Ellen blazed a trail for women in the technology industry. She had a distinguished 29-year career at the IBM Corp., serving as one of the company’s first female executives at a time in which few women in the industry had such roles. By the 1990s, she had risen to senior vice president, overseeing its networking hardware, networking software, and software solutions divisions. Ellen was also a member of IBM’s Corporate Executive Committee and the IBM Worldwide Management Council. She later moved on to senior leadership roles at National Semiconductor Corp. and Apple Computer before serving as chief executive officer of Exodus Communications, Inc. and then president of Jazz Technologies, Inc.Service was a central part of Ellen’s life. As a longtime Marist trustee, she was involved in almost every board committee, most recently as a member of the Technology and Advancement committees. She also served on the Presidential Search Committee that brought Kevin to Marist last year. Ellen always provided sound counsel and asked probing and insightful questions, drawing on her technology expertise and many years of senior management experience. She pushed the College to be the best it could possibly be—rigorous academically, strong financially, reflective of the ideals of the Marist Brothers, and with a culture of good governance.In addition to Marist, Ellen lent her time and talents to many other organizations. At the time of her passing, she served on the boards of RAND Corp., the Institute of Advanced Catholic Studies, and Springboard Enterprises. She was also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of C200, a women’s executive leadership organization. Ellen previously served on the board of Santa Clara University and on the corporate boards of Colgate-Palmolive, Aetna, Electronic Data Systems, and Ripcord Networks.Ellen was a steadfast supporter of Marist, and she generously provided the lead gift for the Hancock Center, one of the anchors of our campus. This building and the innovation it nurtures will be part of her enduring legacy, as will the endowed scholarship established by the board in her name. Ellen actively supported this fund in order to share the gift of a Marist education with talented undergraduate students.The magnificent Hancock Center was perhaps closest to Ellen’s heart because it combined so many of her passions: technology, innovation, collaboration, and academic excellence. She envisioned this building as a means to infuse technology into all of Marist’s academic areas. She wanted students of all majors to exchange ideas, develop their creative instincts, and understand how technology is changing their disciplines and future careers. The diversity of programs housed in the Hancock Center is a testament to Ellen’s vision: the School of Computer Science and Mathematics, Marist Poll, Student Investment Center, Marist-IBM Joint Study, Marist International Programs, Institute for Data Center Professionals, Enterprise Computing Research Laboratory, Office of Academic Affairs, and many others. Ellen often spoke of the importance of "aha!” moments, those occasions in which novel ideas are born. The Hancock Center will be facilitating these moments for generations to come, and it’s hard to imagine a more fitting tribute to this building’s namesake.
23 Oct 2022
A reimagined home for the School of Management, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Center for Career Services takes shape.
Marist College has officially broken ground on a major expansion and renovation of the Dyson Center, the home of the College’s Schools of Management and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Members of the academic administration, student body, and other dignitaries, led by Marist Trustee and Dyson Foundation Chair Rob Dyson, put shovels in the ground in July for the $60 million project, paving the way for a facility that will serve as a campus centerpiece and will double the size of the former building. The construction project is supported by a lead gift from the Dyson Foundation. Founded in 1957 and based in Dutchess County, the Dyson Foundation works to improve people’s lives through grant funding, promoting philanthropy, and strengthening the capacity of nonprofit organizations. The new Dyson Center, rendering courtesy of Ann Beha Architects, now Annum Architects."I have been in the unique position to watch the incredible growth of Marist over four decades," said Dyson, a past chair of Marist’s Board of Trustees. “It heartens me that the new Dyson Center will be a centerpiece of learning and collaboration for many years to come."The original Dyson Center opened in 1990. The expansion and renovation have been designed by the internationally recognized firm Annum Architects (formerly Ann Beha Architects). The new facility will feature state-of-the-art classrooms; faculty offices; a 150-seat tiered lecture hall; and labs for student–faculty research, especially in the areas of cognitive, developmental, and social psychology.The building will also boast a number of multipurpose collaboration spaces for student and faculty use and will incorporate many sustainable elements, reflecting the College’s long-standing commitment to the environment. There will also be expansive new common areas, including an atrium with a soaring ceiling, a café, a lounge, and abundant social and collaborative space.The Collaborative Study Center in the new Dyson Center. Rendering courtesy of Ann Beha Architects, now Annum Architects.The new Dyson Center will bring a wealth of new resources to the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Management. Within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, teacher education students will have a new STEM classroom with an adjoining creative space. Psychology, criminal justice, and pre-law students will also be able to use unique learning spaces.The School of Management will include an expanded Student Investment Center with a professional trading floor providing the same technology found on Wall Street. It will also house the school’s Advising Center and the Bureau of Economic Research."The new Dyson Center will be an inspiring place for teaching, learning, research, and collaboration," said Marist President Kevin Weinman. "With its beautiful design, central location, and ample public space for socializing, group study, and individual work and reflection, students of all disciplines will benefit from this truly transformative facility. My sincerest thanks to Rob Dyson and everyone at the Dyson Foundation, Ann Beha, Marist’s Board of Trustees, and President Emeritus Dennis Murray for their work over many years to bring this vision to life.""The new Dyson Center will have specialized spaces for psychology labs, a mock courtroom, a command center, a therapy suite, a K–12 teacher training lab, maker space, and general classrooms configured to maximize current best practices for college instruction," said Dr. Deborah Gatins, dean of Marist’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. "I look forward to even more exciting faculty and student collaboration on projects and research.""For School of Management students, this building will create new opportunities to learn in an attractive environment," said Dr. Will Lamb, dean of Marist’s School of Management. "The classrooms are designed to allow our faculty and staff to adapt the layouts to the subject being taught. The new homes for our Investment Center and the Center for Career Services will help students prepare for and launch their careers in exciting new ways. The building will elevate the student experience and help us continue to attract the best and the brightest."The mock courtroom in the new Dyson Center. Rendering courtesy of Ann Beha Architects, now Annum Architects.The Center for Career Services, which offers a variety of programs and resources to assist Marist students and alumni in setting career goals and gaining employment, will also be housed in the Dyson Center."The Center for Career Services is incredibly excited about the new Dyson Center, along with its centralized location giving us a beautiful venue for hosting career and internship fairs, networking events, peer mentoring sessions, alumni/employer panel discussions, and more," said Mary Jones, executive director for the Center for Career Services. "We look forward to continuing to help Marist students achieve their career goals in this reimagined campus centerpiece."The new Dyson Center includes a number of environmentally sustainable initiatives including the adaptive reuse of the existing foundation and structure, highly insulated walls, a high-efficiency HVAC system, and a roof featuring living vegetation installed on top.The building is expected to open in spring 2024. For more photos of the groundbreaking and renderings of the design, visit marist.edu/dyson.A wide array of naming opportunities are available throughout the building. To learn more, please contact Chris DelGiorno, vice president for college advancement, email@example.com
27 Oct 2022
Maxwell Brodsky, Tampa Bay’s digital operations manager, is watching the game from a press box with a few coworkers, preparing content for the end of the game, which at that point they think will end in a Tampa Bay victory.
It’s the third quarter of Super Bowl LV. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are leading the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 21–9. Maxwell Brodsky, Tampa Bay’s digital operations manager, is watching the game from a press box with a few coworkers, preparing content for the end of the game, which at that point they think will end in a Tampa Bay victory. When the Bucs tack on 10 more points, the group feels all the more confident that the Bucs will secure their second Super Bowl in franchise history and first in nearly 20 years.Brodsky, who grew up a diehard New York Giants fan, said that rooting for a team that you work for is a much different experience than simply rooting for a team. “You always root for the team that you’re on ’cause you’re part of it,” the 2013 Marist graduate said. “You’re a family. It’s part of what you do. The NFL’s not a nine-to-five. It’s constant, so it’s a really huge part of your life.”When Tampa Bay linebacker Devin White intercepted a pass with less than two minutes remaining, Brodsky knew they sealed the deal. Brodsky’s been with the Bucs longer than all but six players. They didn’t win double-digit games or make the playoffs during the first four seasons he worked for them. This past season, they cleared both hurdles…and won the Super Bowl in dominating fashion. The press box, Brodsky explained, was a workplace, so there wasn’t supposed to be any cheering. Still, when the game ended, he couldn’t hold back his emotions. “I cried like a baby the second we won,” he proudly admitted. In 2016, the Buccaneers hired Brodsky to be a digital content coordinator, a position that tasked him — among other things — with posting videos and photo galleries to the Bucs’ website. He was promoted to senior digital content coordinator two years later, where he was given more stories to post as well as some new responsibilities — overseeing the format of the team’s website and app, pitching stories to writers, and more.As a digital operations manager, Brodsky is now tasked with dealing with the bigger picture. “What I try to focus on is basically ‘How does everything look? How can fans consume content? How well is our content doing?’ ” he said. Search engine optimization for website content is a big part of his job, as is using Google analytic tools to judge how well the content is doing. Brodsky put in years of hard work for multiple NFL teams before experiencing that dream-come-true moment. He studied sports communication at Marist. “All I knew was I wanted to be in sports in some capacity. I took as many classes as I could in sports comm.” He took journalism classes, which paid off in an unexpected way. Writing stories, he said, “wasn’t one of my fortes” but the classes taught how to write and structure titles and descriptions, a big part of his job.One class that he took and greatly enjoyed was a football coaching class taught by head coach Jim Parady and defensive coordinator Scott Rumsey. Brodsky excelled and inquired with them on being further involved with the team. He was hired as a student assistant. Among the many responsibilities he had, Brodsky cut film, set up drills, worked with quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends during practices, and helped coordinate special teams during games.Brodsky’s start in the sports world came as an affiliate editor for NBCOlympics.com. He wrote recaps of events, compiled analytic reports, and more for the 2014 Sochi Games. Following that, Brodsky interned with the New York Jets for six months and Green Bay Packers for a year. With the Jets, he worked with both digital media (uploading articles, photo galleries, and videos to the team website) and social media (creating posts for various platforms, mostly about the Jets cheerleading squad). He started to drift toward the digital media side in Green Bay, where he updated the team website, posted/created content, and coordinated live interviews from Lambeau Field.Moving to the location of each position, Brodsky said, is a lot to handle. He has lived in the market for each team he worked for, including three different apartments during his time with the Bucs. For the native of Connecticut, each place he has lived in, even New Jersey, the location of the Jets, is unique.Brodsky had to spend much of his time without his then-girlfriend, Rebecca, who was living in Japan and working as an English teacher. He was alone in Wisconsin and for the beginning of his time in Tampa. Rebecca returned from Japan with a cat, which necessitated a move to accommodate Casper, their new pet. They got another cat, Luna, before finding a townhouse to call home and tying the knot this past May.Wedding rings were the only rings in fashion for anyone associated with the Buccaneers when Brodsky arrived. The team hadn’t made the playoffs since 2007 and was toiling in mediocrity since 2015. The football gods finally smiled on Tampa Bay in the 2020 offseason, when Tom Brady decided to sign with the team. Brodsky had to prepare to go live at 8:00 in the morning the next day, which required him waking up four hours earlier to get everything ready.Brodsky, having experience with good and bad teams, said it’s much easier to cover a team that’s good because there is so much more to work with. “You have to be hopeful for the future, which is one of the important things, as well as focus on the specific good things,” he said. “So, if there’s a really cool highlight, roll with that. If the game’s not going so well, you have to just mention it and move on.”That probably won’t be the case as long as the Bucs keep this team intact. The young playmakers surrounding Brady and a rock-solid defense should allow Tampa Bay to compete for more titles until Brady decides to hang up his cleats for good. The excitement isn’t lost on Brodsky. “I get to listen to Tom Brady talk on a press conference for my job. It’s amazing,” he said.All of Brodsky’s work culminated in a night he’ll never forget. “The fact that we get to win it in our own home stadium was the coolest experience of my life,” Brodsky said. The road to get there has been a lifelong journey. He has always been a football fan, taking opportunities to get involved the sport and watching the NFL for as long as he can remember. Now, he’s a part of the league he grew up loving. “It’s always weird when you mix your hobby with your profession. But if you can do it and you can make it work, it’s just a great thing.”
21 Jul 2021
Graduation was upon him and he was tossing around a few different career ideas that were focused on freelancing.
Graduation was upon him and he was tossing around a few different career ideas that were focused on freelancing. Unsure exactly what he wanted to do, Alec Rizzo ’17 decided to stay in his home state of Connecticut and pursue what he really wanted to do: make films, of any kind, including documentaries. He purchased his own equipment and began to freelance, jumping at any opportunity to gain experience behind the camera. He knew this would get him closer to his ultimate career path in film. After a year of freelancing after graduation, Rizzo landed a position as a production assistant for network content at WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) in Stamford, CT. The job has provided him with opportunities and travel he could have only imagined.Over the past year or so, Rizzo has traveled all over the country to produce content for the WWE Network’s original programming, including WWE24, a series of documentaries that chronicle a WWE superstar. One afternoon, he was heading to lunch when his boss, Dan Pucherelli ’02, approached him. “Hey, how do feel about traveling to Africa?” Pucherelli said. Without hesitation, Rizzo said yes, not only to gain experience, but also to embrace the opportunity to capture the culture, upbringing, and career of Kofi Kingston, WWE superstar and WWE champion at the time. The trip would be highlighted in the documentary WWE24 Kofi Kingston: The Year of Return, one of the many documentaries available on the WWE Network.Rizzo’s first step was to get his passport as he had never traveled out of the country. The trip began on May 29, 2020, with an overnight flight to Africa. Going to Ghana was a true homecoming experience for Kingston, his first visit back to his home country in 26 years, since leaving for the United States with his family as a child. With Kingston holding his first WWE championship title, it made for an even more dramatic return. While in Ghana, the film crew traveled to many villages and cities, witnessing a hero’s welcome for Kingston at nearly every stop over the course of the four-day trip. Rizzo and the film crew documented the entire trip, including Kingston meeting the president and king of Ghana. “I’d do it all again,” said Rizzo of the experience and knowledge he gained not only professionally but personally in learning about the culture and history of Ghana. Following Rizzo’s trip to Ghana, his position has taken him to Des Moines, IA, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, and Houston, TX, just to name a few. Rizzo knew before graduating from Marist that he wanted to be involved in filmmaking. “If you told me at graduation I’d be doing this, I’d say perfect, it’s exactly what I want to do. It didn’t happen right after graduation. I had to go and find it.” He credits Marist for the internship opportunities and the hands-on classes that provided him with the skills and knowledge to “get out there” and freelance after graduation. More specifically, he recalls Jeff Bass’s class in Avid Media Composer, an industry standard for film and video editing. “I always had the confidence as soon as I got the camera in my hand that I’d be fine, I could do it, because of Marist.” His freelance work provided him the opportunity at WWE, but ultimately, it was Marist that set the foundation he needed. “I don’t think anything I’ve done is significantly special or is out of reach for anyone at Marist right now. Anyone can do what I did and am doing. There’s so much to do and learn at WWE,” he said. “You have to want it and have the passion for what you want to do.”
21 Jul 2021
Kicker Makes Pro Bowl, Leads NFL in Scoring, Makes Playoffs
Marist graduate Jason Myers completed a magnificent 2022 season for the Seattle Seahawks, one which was complete with late-game heroics, postseason play, outstanding statistics, and terrific accolades.Myers is in his eighth season in the NFL as a placekicker and his fourth with the Seahawks. On the last day of the NFL regular season on Sunday, Jan. 8, Myers’ 32-yard field goal in overtime lifted the Seahawks to a 19–16 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. This result, coupled with the Detroit Lions’ victory over the Green Bay Packers, secured a playoff berth for the Seahawks. Although Seattle fell to San Francisco in the wildcard round, Myers made his presence felt with a 56-yard field goal on the final play of the first half.Myers was rewarded with his second career trip to the Pro Bowl and was named First Team All-Pro by the NFL Players’ Association. In the 2022 regular season, Myers led the NFL in scoring with 143 points. He converted 34 of his 37 field goal attempts and 42 of his 43 extra point tries. He also had 54 touchbacks on kickoffs.Myers is a 2013 Marist graduate who was a four-year member of the football program from the 2009 through 2012 seasons. He set the program record for longest field goal in 2011, which came from 49 yards out. That mark was equaled by Luke Paladino in 2019.Myers started his NFL career in Jacksonville. He kicked for the Jaguars from 2015 to 2017 before enjoying a Pro Bowl season with the New York Jets in 2018. He then signed a multiyear contract with Seattle in March of 2019.
10 Jan 2023
Women’s Basketball Coach Brian Giorgis celebrated after his final home game for making a huge impact both on and off the court.
Women’s Basketball Coach Brian Giorgis celebrated after his final home game for making a huge impact both on and off the court.
02 Mar 2023
From a memo to the Marist College community from Ross Mauri ’80, Chair of Marist’s Board of Trustees, and President Kevin Weinman, Sept. 10, 2022:
It is with a heavy heart that we share news of the passing of Bro. Seán Sammon, FMS ’70, a member of Marist’s Board of Trustees and Scholar in Residence at Marist since 2010. A former Superior General of the Marist Brothers worldwide, Brother Seán was an extraordinary leader and an even better human being, universally loved and admired by all who knew him. He was known to Marist students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends alike as a caring, thoughtful, and insightful individual with a remarkable ability to listen and engage in respectful dialogue. He will be dearly missed.A resident of the Marist campus for the past 12 years, Brother Seán had a unique ability to connect with others, and he was a tremendously positive influence on campus life. A frequent presence at events, he was an outstanding mentor to countless Marist students. Drawing on his academic background and professional experience, he frequently lectured on leadership and interpersonal relations to campus groups such as the Emerging Leaders Program. Brother Seán was also a great cook, and he was famous for hosting dinners for students and alumni alike. In 2017, he played an instrumental role in bringing the Marist Novitiate to Kirk House. As novice director, he helped prepare young men for the life of a Marist Brother in the 21st century. On our Board of Trustees, Brother Seán chaired the Academic Affairs Committee for the past nine years, doing a wonderful job leading that committee’s work overseeing all aspects of academic life at Marist. In this role, he was deeply committed to promoting academic excellence, as well as mutual respect and constructive dialogue between the Board of Trustees and the faculty. Brother Seán cared greatly about the student experience as well, serving on the Board’s Student Life and Diversity and Inclusion Committees. During Board meetings, he could always be counted upon for insightful contributions, reasoned analysis, and unfailing collegiality.Brother Seán was born to immigrant parents in Manhattan in 1947. He studied psychology at Marist, graduating in 1970, and was drawn to religious life through his contact with the Marist Brothers, admiring their way of life and sense of community. Brother Seán went on to earn a master’s in psychology from the New School for Social Research and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Fordham University. He worked as a licensed psychologist in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts before assuming a series of leadership roles in the Marist Brothers. While serving as provincial of the Poughkeepsie Province, he was elected asassistant superior general and then superior general, based in Rome.From 2001 to 2009, Brother Seán served as superior general of the Marist Brothers, overseeing the work of more than 4,000 Brothers in 79 countries. He established a relationship between the Brothers and the United Nations Human Rights Council, and was the only Brother to serve on the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, which advises the Pope and makes policy decisions for religious orders worldwide. He was also president of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, a group representing the leadership of Catholic religious congregations within the United States.A prolific writer and scholar, Brother Seán was the author of nearly a dozen books, including A Heart That Knew No Bounds: The Life and Mission of Saint Marcellin Champagnat, Alcoholism’s Children: ACoAs in Priesthood and Religious Life, and An Undivided Heart: Making Sense of Celibate Chastity. His 2016 book Life After Youth: The Story of One Man’s Journey Through the Transition at Midlife garnered an award from the Catholic Press Association. In 2020, he received the National Religious Vocation Conference’s Outstanding Recognition Award for his lifetime body of work and vision for religious life. He had previously received the St. Edmund’s Medal of Honor from the Edmundite Fathers and Brothers for his contributions to the Catholic Church.Memories of Brother SeánA true idealist until the very end, Brother Seán once told me that “if you can’t change the world all at once, change it one person at a time.” He was truly the best mentor and friend that I could have ever asked for, and was always there for us whenever we needed him the most. Brother Seán would always share the best stories from his international travels, and — often over an incredible homemade meal — would challenge us to consider how we can make the world a better place while inspiring us to be the best versions of ourselves. He was a legend that touched many lives and will never be forgotten. —Andrew Paulsen ’12I have been extraordinarily blessed with the good fortune of knowing Seán since we were freshmen in high school. Our introduction to adolescence came by reading The Catcher in the Rye in English class and years later our intellectual curiosity saw us writing our dissertations on the same theory of Adult Development in Psychology. His passion and caring for others was his signature virtue. His friendship was part of our family life for over 50 years. Whatever idealism, compassion, and commitment to social justice I may have came by way of nurturing from Seán. I had the privilege of visiting him two weeks before he passed away. We spent a long afternoon talking, laughing, and facing the grim realization that he wasn’t getting any better. We hugged goodbye late that afternoon with sorrowful but hope-filled hearts.Like St. Marcellin Champagnat, a man that he greatly admired and loved, Sean was a person whose “heart knew no bounds.” He was a man in love with God. We all have benefited by calling him cherished “friend” and beloved “B/brother.”—Dr. Anthony Miserandino ’70
21 Oct 2022
Professor of History David Woolner has received the 2023-2024 Fulbright Danish Distinguished Scholar Award in American Studies
Marist College Professor of History David Woolner has received the 2023-2024 Fulbright Danish Distinguished Scholar Award in American Studies.
11 Apr 2023
Alumni survey responses were key to identifying priorities.
A committee representing all members of the Marist College community is developing a new strategic plan for the College.“This plan will serve as the blueprint for Marist’s future,” said Marist President Kevin C. Weinman, “building upon all that this incredible institution has accomplished to date while charting a bold and ambitious vision for its future.”Weinman announced the kickoff of the strategic plan process in a May memo to Marist staff. He said his goal is to provide a proposal to the College’s Board of Trustees for their review and approval at the board’s May 2023 meeting.The initiative is being led by a steering committee made up of deans, faculty members, staff members, and Student Government Association president Gabriel Borbon ’23. Co-chairing the committee are Dr. James Snyder, dean for academic engagement and associate professor of philosophy, and Dr. Emily Saland, vice president of strategic initiatives and chief of staff.One of the committee’s first tasks is to assess the impact and outcomes of Marist’s 2018–2023 strategic plan. The committee also is seeking input for the new plan from all facets of the College community—faculty, students, staff, alumni, and friends.For updates on the new strategic plan, visit https://www.marist.edu/strategic-plan-2023
25 Oct 2022
Marist’s School of Management welcomes Dr. Will Lamb as dean.
Following a national search, Marist College appointed Dr. Will Lamb as dean of the School of Management. Lamb brings a wide variety of experience to Marist, most recently serving as dean of graduate and adult learner recruitment at EAB Global, where he helped colleges and universities improve the strength of their academic programs and grow their enrollments. He previously served as dean of the LaPenta School of Business at Iona College, the Murata Dean of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, and associate dean for graduate programs at Ohio University.“Dr. Lamb comes to Marist and to the School of Management at an exciting and pivotal time,” said Dr. Kevin Weinman, Marist president. “With growing undergraduate enrollment in the school, several renowned graduate programs, and a transformational renovation and expansion of the home of School of Management, the Dyson Center, now underway, the School is poised for an incredible future. I was immensely impressed with Will’s vision, strategic thinking, and excellence as an operational leader, and I have great confidence that Will can take the School to new heights.”“My experience at EAB has provided a unique opportunity to learn about the market for higher education, and to work with people at nearly every type of school and in all regions of the country,” said Lamb. “This position at Marist College offers an opportunity to work in a student-centered, liberal arts environment at a moment in the College’s development that presents significant opportunities for the School’s future growth and direction.”Lamb has extensive experience working as both faculty and dean at several institutions with highly regarded business schools. During his leadership of Iona’s LaPenta School of Business, he oversaw the faculty’s revision of the business curriculum and made significant enhancements to the MBA, MS in public accounting, and MS in finance programs. He also oversaw the development of Iona’s online MBA program.At Babson, he was responsible for the oversight and administration of the College’s four MBA programs, MS in accounting, and MS in management—programs that served more than 1,000 graduate students annually. While there, he led the development of two new programs: the MS in finance and the MS in business analytics. While at Ohio, Lamb moved through the ranks from assistant professor to director of the MBA program, chair of management systems, and associate dean for graduate programs. Prior to Ohio University, he served as assistant professor of management at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS.“The School of Management at Marist is renowned for its graduate and undergraduate programs,” said Lamb. “With this tremendous foundation already in place and the coming expansion and transformation of the Dyson Center, our students will have world-class resources at their fingertips to grow and succeed in their future endeavors.”He has a PhD from Virginia Tech and a BA and an MEd from the University of Virginia.
17 Oct 2022
The event Oct. 28–30 featured reunion celebrations for the 25-, 30-, and 40-year classes, plus three 50th reunion classes — the Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972.
Picture the perfect autumn day, a tailgate with food trucks offering fare ranging from tacos, empanadas, and fresh apple-cider doughnuts to lobster bisque, chicken, steak, and Liège waffles served out the window of a polished, vintage Airstream, capped off by a football game where the Red Foxes triumphed, and you have Marist Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2022. The event Oct. 28–30, organized by the Alumni Office, featured reunion celebrations for the 25-, 30-, and 40-year classes, plus three 50th reunion classes — the Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972 — due to the “pause” that COVID-19 put on celebrations the past two years. All alumni, even those not marking a reunion, were invited to attend.The weekend kicked off with a welcome luncheon for the 50-year classes on Oct. 28. The annual Alumni Awards presentation that evening honored Patrick D. Massaroni ’10, Patrice Connolly Pantello ’76, and Paul J. Browne ’71. For more about the awardees, visit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyIx3idSkxJloJBfTtv5-IMBhCwqFCGu2Honored at the 13th annual Theatre Hall of Fame Induction were, left to right, (standing) Mark Giuffre ’85, Vinnie Begley ’70, (sitting) Justin R. Santore McManus ’10, Irene Elias ’17, and Victoria Kirichok-Pratt ’93.Activities Oct. 29 included receptions for student–athlete alumni, a cappella singers, other members of the Music Program, Center for Multicultural Affairs alumni, Marist Abroad alumni, Student Government Association alumni, and LGBTQ+ alumni. Marist’s theatre tradition was saluted at the 13th annual Theatre Hall of Fame induction. Honored for their outstanding contributions to theatre at the College were: Vinnie Begley ’70. Mark Giuffre ’85, Victoria Kirichok-Pratt ’93, Justin R. Santore McManus ’10, and Irene Elias ’17.That night, the Heritage Classes (1947–1966) and 50-year classes gathered for a reception and dinner in the Murray Student Center on campus. Meanwhile, the Class of 1982 took over Marist’s historic Cornell Boathouse and the Class of 1992 and the Class of 1997 each celebrated in downtown Poughkeepsie at the Academy and Refinery 51 respectively.On Oct. 30, Swimming and Diving alumni and their families and friends joined teammates, coaches and friends for breakfast and a round of golf at the 13th annual Swimming and Diving Alumni Golf Outing.Earlier in 2022, the Alumni Office held its first June Reunion Weekend. The 5-, 10-, 15-, and 20-year reunion classes were invited to campus June 11–12 to celebrate their milestone reunions. Activities included children’s games, Hudson River cruises, a Marist Poll presentation, campus tours, alumni kickball games, a Marist Fund donor reception, and a River Fest on the riverfront.
24 Feb 2023
1970s band reunites
The rock band Sutton Ho, which formed at Marist in the early 1970s, got back together this past year — but only for dinner. They reunited in June at Keens Steakhouse in New York City.Sutton Ho was comprised of five Marist students: John Kaefer ’73 (drums), George Dawson ’71 (keyboards), Tom Meehan ’74 (bass), Kevin Dwyer ’72 (guitar), and Bob Coffin ’73 (vocals).After winning a band contest on campus, they played in clubs regionally in 1971 and 1972. They landed a much sought-after gig as the house band at the Mad Hatter in the Hamptons during summer 1972 before circumstances caused the band to fold in the fall of ’72.
24 Feb 2023
This past fall, the innovative Marist Poll team accurately measured the winners in Senate and gubernatorial contests across the nation, thanks to new, scientific polling methodologies.
This fall, the Marist Poll team tracked public opinion in the most hotly contested Senate and gubernatorial races across the country, and the results were spot-on! The Marist Poll accurately measured the winners in each of the called U.S. Senate and gubernatorial contests polled this election cycle. The Marist Poll’s success this year is the result of the implementation of new, scientific polling methodologies aimed at addressing the broader challenges confronting the polling community.Always innovators in the field of survey research and academia, the Marist Poll rigorously tested these methodologies during the year prior to the 2022 midterms, and the effort proved fruitful. The Marist Poll looks forward to sharing the insights from its election polls with the broader survey community as well as the hundreds of student workers, interns, and researchers who are at the fore of the Marist Poll Survey Center every semester.With an eye on the key issues driving the electorate, the Marist Poll also tracked the 2022 midterm elections with its national polling partners, NPR and PBS NewsHour. The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll measured public opinion on President Joe Biden’s job performance, the economy, the labor force, and much more. In total, the Marist Poll conducted 12 public battleground state polls and 2 national surveys since Sept. 1, generating an estimated ad value equivalency of more than $300 million, according to the media monitoring service Meltwater.Also last fall, it was the Marist Poll’s distinguished pleasure to participate in the Office of College Advancement’s October event for the Washington, DC, alumni chapter. These two action-packed days began with an informal dinner with Marist President Kevin Weinman and distinguished political journalists with whom the Marist Poll has worked over the decades. The Marist Poll also hosted a luncheon where Marist Poll alumni had the chance to get to know President Weinman. The culmination of the trip was the broader gathering of Marist’s DC alumni chapter during which Dr. Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, had the distinct honor of leading the discussion between Weinman and Marist’s best and brightest. From Marist students past to the present, undergraduates in Miringoff’s Political Communication and Politics course have, once again, experienced an insider’s view of the field. On-campus and virtual guest speakers this semester have included Congressman Jamie Raskin, author of Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy and who served as the lead impeachment manager in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump; Lisa Desjardins, PBS NewsHour correspondent; Steve Thomma, executive director of the White House Correspondents Association; David Lightman, chief congressional correspondent for McClatchy; and Ron Brownstein, CNN senior political analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.The Marist Poll would also like to take a moment to thank Marist alumni, staff, and friends of the College who contributed to the Marist Poll’s GiveCampus campaign. Those generous donations funded two student fellowship positions. The Marist Poll Summer Fellow for Distinguished Service in Media was awarded to Greta Stuckey ’23 who demonstrated outstanding journalistic integrity, exemplary writing and research skills, a passion for the media industry, and proven leadership ability. Sarah Knauss ’23 was named the Marist Poll Summer Fellow for Distinguished Service in Data Science which is awarded to a Marist College student who demonstrates exceptional analytical writing and research skills, exhibits a strong interest in the field of survey research and/or data analysis, and is a proven leader. For those who might have missed it, the Marist Poll, in conjunction with the Marist Center for Sports Communication, surveyed Americans about Title IX, 50 years after the passage of this groundbreaking legislation. To commemorate the anniversary of Title IX in June, the Marist Poll and the Marist Center for Sports Communication hosted a virtual panel featuring female luminaries in sports, broadcasting, and policy. Marist Poll Director of Data Science and Technology Stephanie Calvano ’04 moderated the panel which included Margaret Dunkle, architect of Title IX; Aditi Kinkhabwala, former national reporter for the NFL Network; Rebecca Lobo, WNBA and women’s college basketball analyst and reporter for ESPN and former WNBA All-Star; Jane McManus, executive director of Seton Hall’s Center for Sports Media; and Julianne Viani ’08, basketball analyst in sports broadcasting for ESPN, CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports, and YES Network, as well as other networks.
15 Feb 2023
NYSAF will work with the College to lend professional expertise to its curricular programs as Marist students serve as interns and staff members.
New York Stage and Film at Marist College returns to Poughkeepsie July 14-August 6 for its 2023 Summer Season, which will feature a combination of emerging artists and Hollywood and Broadway headliners.
27 Mar 2023