Marist Magazine: Fall 2014 - page 30

Alumni
news
&
notes
Paul X. Rinn ’68, president of the
Alumni Association Executive
Board, gave a riveting talk as the
anchor speaker at TEDxGrand
Rapids in May 2014. He spoke
about his experiences as a U.S.
Navy captain commanding the
frigate
USS Samuel B. Roberts
,
which struck an Iranian mine while
on patrol in the Persian Gulf in
1988. The ship sustained massive
damage but no loss of life. Some
3,800 people attended the lecture,
Suggestion Box,” at the Grand
Rapids Civic Theatre in Michigan.
PHOTO:TEDXGRANDRAPIDS
Bill Zabicki ’66 (left) joined Marist
Head Coach Tim Smith in Austin,
Texas, when the men’s tennis
team played ninth-seeded Texas
in the first round of the 2014
NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis
Championship in May 2014. The
Red Foxes fell 4-0 in their 11th
NCAA Tournament appearance in
program history. Marist finished
the regular season undefeated
in MAAC play for the fifth
straight year.
Margeaux Lippman ‘09 married
Jonah Hoskins on Feb. 15, 2014,
in Seattle, Wash. She is a PhD
candidate at the University of
Washington in the communication
department, where she is
specializing in rhetoric and
critical/cultural studies. She is
slated to graduate in 2015.
Rachel Anderson ’11 and Brian Beck ’07 (front) were married in Our
Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel at Marist on Feb. 14, 2014. Marist alumni
present were (left to right) Alvin Keeshan ’06, Michelle DiGeronimo-
Keeshan ’06, Amanda Piebes, Kassia Cappillino-Messina ’01, Nicole
Anderson-Pek ’07, Erica Beck-Cappillino ’04, Craig Colvett ’06, Edward
Anderson ’71, who is the grandfather of the bride, Justin Olive ’08,
Arielle D’Adamo ’12, Michael Annunziato ’05, Julia Braun ’05, and Gina
Domenico ’96. Not pictured but present was Robin (Dingee) West ’82.
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n April 24, 2014, the Office of Alumni Relations in conjunction with the Marist College Diversity
Council hosted a new event on campus called “OUT in the Real World.” As part of this special event,
Marist alumni returned to campus to share personal stories about being openly gay in the workplace. The
panel answered questions about interviewing, finding gay-friendly workplaces, and how/when to share
your story with colleagues. Among the alumni represented were Danielle Cibelli ’07, Fred Dever ’87, Brian
McAlpin ’03, Igor Volsky ’08, and soon-to-be Marist graduate Gary Hulbert ’15.
The alumni panelists represented a range of generational perspectives from an array of industries including
education, finance, marketing, and public service. McAlpin was one of three panelists who traveled from
Washington, D.C., to participate.
“As an alum, it was a great honor to return to Marist and address student concerns about LGBT (Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) issues in the post-graduation world,” he said. “Like a workforce, a student body
can only reach its true potential when it represents all backgrounds and diversities. It thrills me to see that
Marist is embracing an inclusive environment, and discussions like this will help ensure future success for
our students.”
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Alumni and friends offered advice to Marist students during a new campus event, “OUT in the Real World.”
Alumni Return to Campus for “OUT in the Real World”
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