Marist College to Unveil Latest Piece of its State-of-the-Art Fulton Technology Crossroad Project in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Marist College will unveil the latest piece of its state-of-the-art Fulton Technology Crossroad Project in a ribbon cutting ceremony at 51 Fulton Street in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday, October 11, 10:00 a.m

As the central building in the Fulton Technology Crossroad, 51 Fulton will be home to a variety of cutting edge technology programs. The ceremony will showcase work done on 15,000 square feet of the building; renovations are planned for another 30,000 square feet. 

The building at 51 Fulton Street is part of a three-phase plan to develop the east campus area as the Fulton Technology Crossroad: Phase One featured the construction of the Science and Allied Health Building which opened in 2016; Phase Two is building an addition to and renovating the Steel Plant to house Marist’s highly successful fashion and art programs, which include 3D printing, slated to open in fall 2018; and Phase Three is the building at 51 Fulton. The college has invested $36 million in the overall project thus far, which connects the campus more directly to the greater Poughkeepsie community. 

Image of ribbon cutting for 51 Fulton, President Yellen and County Executive Molinaro

“The 51 Fulton project is an example of public-private partnership at its best,” says Marist President David Yellen. “Marist College has long been committed to working with local government to spur economic development and foster innovative technology. This ambitious and important project continues that effort. This project would not have been possible without the sustained support of Dutchess County’s leaders and the numerous departments and offices that worked with us every step of the way to make this endeavor a reality.”

Several government offices assisted with the 51 Fulton project, including the Dutchess County Office of the County Executive, the Dutchess County Department of Public Works, and various departments within the Town of Poughkeepsie, including the Building, Highway, Planning and Police Departments.

“Dutchess County is thrilled to have Marist’s Fulton Technology Crossroad open in Poughkeepsie,” says Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro. “Not only does this continue to position the Hudson Valley as a technology hub, but it’s also a significant step in the development of the Fulton Street corridor.”

The project began in 2013 when Marist College purchased the former recycling warehouse from Dutchess County for $600,000. The building was no longer in use and the county sought a buyer; Marist’s purchase of the property was approved by the Dutchess County Legislature. 

Tours of the facility will follow the ribbon-cutting. 

About Marist College:

Marist College, recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Barron's Best Buys in College Education, and Entrepreneur, is a highly selective comprehensive liberal arts institution noted for its leadership in the use of technology in and out of the classroom. Founded in 1929, Marist overlooks the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, New York, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital. Marist is ecumenical in character and reflects the ideals of the founder of the Marist Brothers, St. Marcellin Champagnat: commitment to excellence in education, a pursuit of higher human values, and dedication to the principle of service. Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect and character required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. Marist educates 4,700 traditional-age undergraduate students and over 1,300 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees. 

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