News and Updates
for Marist alumni, parents, students, families and friends
December 2013


Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2013
This past October, Marist celebrated Homecoming and Reunion weekend by welcoming more than 1,500 visitors to campus! Alumni returning to campus with their families and friends had a number of activities to enjoy throughout the weekend. Learn more.
Getting to Know Kristin
Siebrecht Bohan, Ph.D. '91/'92M

When asked how she became the valedictorian of the Class of 1991, Dr. Kristin Siebrecht Bohan answers, "Perseverance. It wasn't a natural talent."  Learn more.

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 Beautiful Me
New Crew Shell Dedicated
It was January of 2013 when Matt Lavin, coach of Marist men's crew, reached out to the Alumni Office with an idea of how to get alumni more involved with the program and gain support for the purchase of a new men's shell. On February 13, 2013 the "Decades Cup Challenge" was launched . . . Learn more.
Live From Marist: "The Classroom" Debuts on ESPN Radio
Sunrise Broadcasting of NY, Inc. and the Marist College Center for Sports Communication have partnered to launch a weekly sports radio program produced live from the Marist College campus, representing the nation's first partnership between an ESPN radio affiliate and an academic center on a college campus. Learn more.
"Beautiful Me"
On September 18, approximately 75 young women representing two Marist student organizations, Dance Ensemble and Heart1, participated in a self-esteem workshop called Beautiful Me presented by the Hance Family Foundation. Learn more.
Marist Group Honored at National Philanthropy Day Event
The Marist College chapter of Habitat for Humanity was honored recently by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. At its Nov. 15 National Philanthropy Day celebration, the AFP's Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter presented Marist Habitat for Humanity with the Friends of Green Chimneys Outstanding Collegiate Philanthropy Award. Learn more.
Senior Class Thanksgiving Dinner
On Tuesday, November 19, nearly 100 seniors came out to support the Senior Class Gift Campaign and had a unique opportunity to experience the new dining facilities. The Class of 2014 held the first annual Thanksgiving Dinner in the Grand Dining Hall . . . Learn more.
What's New?



The Marist Poll
Celebrates 35 Years  
Consider it a joyous homecoming!  On Saturday, November 16, Marist Poll Directors Lee M. Miringoff and Barbara L. Carvalho along with the entire Marist Poll team welcomed back hundreds of Marist Poll alums and other members of the Marist College community to celebrate the Institute's 35th anniversary. Learn more.
One of Marist's long-term goals is to build one of the country's top 50 campuses for teaching, learning, and living. This academic year, we have moved one step closer to realizing that goal with our beautiful new multipurpose academic building and renovated Student Center, which features a spectacular new dining hall. Learn more.

New Grant Will Bring Second Wave of NSF Scholars
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Marist College a five-year, $625,000 grant to recruit and retain Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology and Systems (ITS) majors.  Learn more.
  Fox Head
Marist Named a 2014 Best Private College
For the eighth consecutive year, Kiplinger's Personal Finance has included Marist on its list of the country's best values in private colleges, where the College moved up four spots to 58th. Kiplinger's annual list ranks 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges. Learn more.
Notes from the McCann Center
The day following his team's MAAC Tournament triumph, it was announced that Brian Giorgis was selected to serve as an assistant coach on the USA women's basketball team that will compete in the World University Games this summer. Learn more.
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