Photos from the Class of 1971 Legacy Space Dedication
On Saturday, September 28, alumni and friends from the Class of '71 gathered on the Marist College Campus to celebrate the Dedication of the Class of 1971’s Legacy Space -- the String Ensemble Room in Marist’s newest academic building. The day's activities included: A hospitality tent outside Champagnat Hall, a formal program in Nelly Goletti Theatre with music from Kappa Kappa Psi honorary band fraternity and Marist men's a capella group Time Check, and a tour of the new academic building to the Spring Ensemble Room. The day concluded with lunch in the newly renovated dining hall. Special guests included President Emeritus Richard Foy '50, Dean of Student Tom Wade, and Heritage Professors Bob Lewis (English), Jerry White (History), and Lou Zuccarello (Political Science).
The Class achieved a record $71,000 to underwrite a capital project funded by alumni on the Marist campus.
"$71,000 for the Class of '71" was the class' stretch goal. Congratulations!!
A message from the “Gift of Music” Committee
In the Fall of 2011, the Class of '71 gathered at Marist for our 40th reunion. The occasion reminded us of the great loyalty we have for the College and to each other. From this sprang the vision for creating a dedicated space on campus which would be a permanent, collective legacy for our Class. The timing of such a project could not have been better. The College’s Board of Trustees had just approved the construction of another new academic building, and a wonderful opportunity emerged for us to underwrite a space that would support and advance Marist’s exceptional music program.
Our fund-raising efforts were very successful ($71,000 for the Class of '71!) and a plaque honoring the Class of ’71 will be installed in the new building’s String Ensemble Room. This 900-square foot acoustically treated space will accommodate rehearsals for Marist’s growing, 35-member string orchestra. Other groups to be supported include the jazz band, brass and woodwind ensembles, chamber singers and women’s choirs.
In the words of Art Himmelberger, Director of the Marist College Music Department, "Music in a person's life marks his or her character."
Terry Mooney, Co-Chair
Class of '71 Supports Marist's Robust Music Program
At Marist today, nearly 400 student musicians perform in 18 different band,
choral, and orchestral ensembles and as many as 600 students are enrolled in
music courses each semester. The new academic music building is not only filling
a pressing need, but its first-class facilities and stunning appearance will
make it a signature building for the campus.
Click the photo below to learn more about the NEW music building at Marist
Class of 1971 Honor Roll
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Ways To Give To the Class of '71 "Gift of Music”
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Marist Spring Festival Concerts at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY
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