Joanne Germano

Director, Western US Admission


Educational Background:

B.S. - Business Administration - American International College (2008)

M.B.A. General Business - American International College (2009)

What were you involved with on campus as a student?

I played soccer in undergrad and served as an overnight host for prospective students. 

Favorite spot on campus:

My favorite spot at Marist is the dock in front of the boathouse, especially at sunset. It offers an amazing view of campus and the Hudson Valley.   

Favorite Marist tradition:

My favorite tradition at Marist is twofold; the tree lighting ceremony around the holidays and the sledding on campus that takes place during the first heavy snowfall. 

Best Marist memory:

My favorite Marist memory was touring campus for the first time and being in awe of the architecture and views of the Hudson River.

Best advice for the college search:

Just be you. Don’t be afraid to ask admissions staff any questions about college - whether it’s a certain gpa you need to be admitted or what students do for fun on the weekends. We were in your shoes once too! Don’t be shy and know we’re here to help guide you to achieve success in your college and career goals. 

Why did you choose Marist?

Marist felt at home instantly for me. From the students, to the staff, to the faculty - Marist is a community where individuals come together to help one another thrive. I love the support Marist employees provide one another and I enjoy hearing the success of students and how their experiences at Marist have helped them grow individually, culturally, and professionally. The campus is also beautiful and hard to pass up!

What makes Marist special to you?

The culture and close-knit community - all walks of life come together to live, work, study and grow together. I love the diversity of the students, faculty and staff at Marist.


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Contact Information


Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington


Undergraduate Admission



(845) 575-3226