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Fox P.A.W.

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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: Emma McCormack '26

  • The President's chief aid and confidant.
  • Major: Digital Media
  • Concentration: Graphic Design
  • Minor: Art History
  • Favorite Animal: Whale Shark
  • Pets: Cleo, Mixie, Tucker, and Bella

Treasurer: Jenna DeVizio '26

  • Is responsible for the financial matters of the organization.
  • Major: Psychology
  • Favorite Animal: Dog
  • Pets: Charlie and Taco

Secretary: Danika Parsons '26

  • Schedules meetings, make agendas, sends emails, and holds people accountable to their deadlines. 
  • Major: English Adolescent Education
  • Favorite Animal: Dolphins
  • Pets: None

Community Outreach Chair: Isabella Kaloz '24

  • Organize and support club's community outreach and involvement via events, meetings, initiatives, etc.
  • Major: Environmental Science and Policy
  • Favorite Animal: Duck
  • Pets: Jack and Gus

Social Media Coordinator: Norah Bracci '26

  • Advertises all events and meetings (Creating flyers and posters, as well as attaining Marist College approval to distribute them).
  • Major: Biomedical Sciences
  • Favorite Animal: Ducks
  • Pets: Duffy, Peanut, and Tito

Sustainability Chair: Ryan Patterson '26

  • Maintains sustainability for the club's involvement and outreach. 
  • Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice
  • Favorite Animal: Fox
  • Pets: Tyson and Chandler

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 Dani Parsons, 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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