Fox P.A.W.

Social & Service Club


About Our Organization

Fox P.A.W. (People for Animal Welfare) represents students whose main goal is to support the well-being and care of animals, both domestic and wild. Our club consists of students who embrace and love all animals, and are passionate about advocating for their health and safety. Fox P.A.W.’s mission is to educate members of the Marist Community about all-matters animal related, including animal rights, education, and initiatives. Additionally, Fox P.A.W. has partnered with local Hudson Valley animal shelters to support the maintenance and care of animals in their locations, including providing resources, tools, and support for, and of, their shelters. As a club, we hope to enhance and further promote the knowledge and education of animals, and what we as a community can do to further help support and take care of the animals that we love.

Club Leadership

President: Melissa Hering '25

  • Chief board members and administrative heads of the club.
  • Major: Psychology 
  • Favorite Animal: Penguins 
  • Pets: Luci and Zoey 

Vice President: Jean Germain '25 

  • The President's chief aid and confidant.
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Cognitive Science
  • Favorite Animal: Fox
  • Pets: Meeko and Snickers

Treasurer: Alexandra Baranowski '24

  • Is responsible for the financial matters of the organization.
  • Major: Business Administration
  • Concentration: Finance 
  • Favorite Animal: Tigers
  • Pets: Ty 

Secretary: Lillian Algozzine '24

  • Schedules meetings, make agendas, sends emails, and holds people accountable to their deadlines. 
  • Major: Business Administration
  • Concentration: Entrepreneurship
  • Favorite Animal: Squirrels and Horses
  • Pets: Morpheus

Community Outreach Chair: Marissa Leombruno '24

  • Organize and support club's community outreach and involvement via events, meetings, initiatives, etc.
  • Major: Medical Technology 
  • Favorite Animal: Elephants 
  • Pets: Koda and Molly 

Social Media Coordinator: Rebecca Hicks '25

  • Advertises all events and meetings (Creating flyers and posters, as well as attaining Marist College approval to distribute them).
  • Major: Undecided
  • Favorite Animal: Dogs
  • Pets: Jack

Meeting Times

The times and locations of each club meeting or activity will be emailed to all members a week in advance. Members will also receive an email at least 12 hours prior to an event or meeting as a reminder.

Contact: and/or Lily Algozzine, Secretary, at

Earn Priority Points through Clubs and Activities

To earn one (1) point: Members must attend a minimum of 50% of club/organization meetings for the semester and 50% of club/organization activities.

To earn two (2) points: Members must attend a minimum of 50% of club/organization meetings for the semester and 75% of club/organization activities PLUS the community service event.

To earn three (3) points (executive board only): Officers must attend 50% of club meetings for the semester and 100% of club activities including community service. If executive board members do not complete all of the requirements to earn three points, they will be eligible to receive up to two points based on the above criteria.

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