Alumni Association Awards

2013 Alumni Association Award Honorees

The 2013 Alumni Award recipients were honored during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend in an on-campus ceremony on Saturday, October 5. The honorees were Maria Gordon Shydlo '87, recipient of the Marist College Distinguished Service Award; Ryan Bingham '05, recipient of the Marist College Young Alumnus Award; and Bro. Richard Rancourt, FMS '53, recipient of the Dr. Linus Richard Foy '50 Outstanding Alumnus Award. Bro. Sean Sammon, FMS '70 accepted the award on behalf of Bro. Richard.

 

2013 Alumni Awards Ceremony
From left: President Dennis J. Murray; Maria Gordon Shydlo '87, Ryan Bingham '05, and Bro. Sean Sammon, FMS '70


2014 Alumni Award Nominations 

The Alumni Office is currently accepting nominations for all three Alumni Awards categories: 
  • Dr. Linus Richard Foy '50 Outstanding Alumnus/Alumna Award
  • Marist College Distinguished Service Award
  • Marist College Young Alumnus/Alumna Award

*Nominations are due June 2014 at the next Alumni Executive Board Meeting*


 Award Descriptions

Linus Richard Foy '50Dr. Linus Richard Foy Outstanding Alumnus/Alumna Award

This award is the highest honor bestowed by the Marist College Alumni Association and is named in honor of Dr. Linus Richard Foy, a 1950 graduate and president of Marist from 1958 to 1979.  The award recognizes distinguished service by an alumnus or alumna to a profession, to the college, to the nation, or to humanity. The criterion for this award is a continuous record of distinguished service in a chosen field of endeavor that is related to the objectives and purposes of Marist. The candidate must have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Marist. 

Recommendations may come from the Marist community. Final nominations will be made by the Alumni Awards Committee and approved by the president of Marist College. The Linus Richard Foy Outstanding Alumnus/Alumna Award consists of a citation and medal which are presented to the recipient by Marist College’s president, assisted by the president of the Alumni Association. A maximum of one award may be presented each year. 

Marist College Distinguished Service Award

The Marist College Distinguished Service Award will be presented to an alumnus or alumna who has diligently and faithfully served the Marist Alumni Association for an extended period of time. Service can be in the form of a regional chapter position (officer or committee member) or any involvement that advances the mission of Marist through dedicated volunteer efforts (e.g., Marist Fund volunteer, Admissions volunteer, Advancement event host, etc.) The candidate must have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Marist. 

Recipients can be nominated by any active member of the Marist College Community. Final nominations will be made by the Alumni Awards Committee and approved by the vice president for college advancement. Alumni Executive Board members are not eligible. A maximum of two awards may be presented each year. 

Marist College Young Alumnus/Alumna Award

The Marist Young Alumnus/Alumna Award will be presented to an alumnus or alumna who has reached a significant level of achievement in his/her profession and who is a model of the quality and caliber of today’s Marist student. One Young Alumnus/Alumna Medal will be given annually. The candidate must have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Marist within the past 10 years and achieved a significant level of distinction within his/her chosen field.  

Recipients can be nominated by any active member of the Marist College Community. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Final nominations will be made by the Alumni Awards Committee and approved by the vice president for college advancement. Current members of the Alumni Executive Board are not eligible for nomination. A maximum of two awards may be presented each year. 

The Alumni Awards Committee shall be comprised of: 

  1. President of the Marist Alumni Association
  2. Two Alumni Executive Board members (one male and one female), to be assigned by board president
  3. One trustee
  4. Executive director of alumni relations
  5. Student body president
  6. One member of the Greystone Board 

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