When 22 Marist students and three staff traveled to Punta Gorda, Florida during Spring Break in 2012 to volunteer with the Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity Chapter, Marist alumnus Ernie Arico '76 interviewed several participants and produced a video. Thank you for sharing with us Ernie!
More than 14,000 donors contributed to the Campaign for Marist, the College's first comprehensive Capital Campaign, which surpassed its ambitious $150 million goal. On February 21, 2013, close to 100 members of the Marist community gathered in Naples, Florida for the first in a series of Campaign Celebrations. The retired faculty, alumni, parents, friends and administration in attendance were the first to see a brand new video highlighting the Capital Campaign's profound impact on Marist and our students. During the reception, Florida Alumni Chapter President Ernie Arico '76 presented Ron Vuy '74, general manager of LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort, with the annual Florida Alumni Chapter Award to thank him for his leadership and support of the Marist College Alumni Association.
On September 22, Marist alumni and friends gathered to see the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field. Thank you to those who joined us!
Alumni and Friends Reception at Marist Men's Basketball Old Spice Classic
On Friday, November 23, 2012, Marist alumni, parents, fans, and friends gathered for a pregame reception at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando followed by a Red Fox victory over Vanderbilt during the 2012 Old Spice Classic.
President and Mrs. Dennis J. Murray hosted alumni and friends of the College for a casual reception at LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort in Naples, Florida on February 23, 2012.
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Ernie Arico, Jr. '76