Marist Magazine: Fall 2014 - page 32

Alumni
news
&
notes
Veeck ’88
Named President
of LI Association
J
udith Lach Veeck ’88 has
been named president of
the Association of Fundraising
Professionals Long Island
Chapter (AFPLI).
Veeck is the director of devel-
opment and public affairs for the
Cornell Cooperative Extension of
Suffolk County, the largest coop-
erative extension branch in New
York State.
Veeck is a member of the
board of directors of AFPLI, has
served as vice president of public
awareness for the organization,
and has chaired its Philanthropy
Day. She is a member of the
Hampton Bays school dis-
trict’s Performing Arts Parents
Association, volunteers with the
Hampton Bays United Methodist
Church, and bicycles every fall for
the Long Island MS Society as a
member of Patty’s Pedalers.
Judith Lach Veeck ’88
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D
anielle Mozeleski ’09
shared her musical tal-
ent with more than 20 million
viewers each week this past
spring as Dani Moz, Team
Shakira’s powerhouse vocal-
ist on Season 6 of NBC’s hit
reality singing competition,
The Voice. Moz soared to the
top three on her team and top
12 overall in the competition
before her journey came to an
end. Even though she didn’t
take home the trophy, she
proved that you don’t need
to win a competition to be a
success.
At a very early age, Moz
began exuding her confidence
on stage, and her passion for
singing only grew stronger
throughout high school and
college (as a member of the
Marist Singers) and in the
years following her career at
Marist. After graduating as a
communications major with a concentration in public
relations, she worked at the TD Garden in Boston while
performing nightly in numerous bands, most notably
as the lead singer for the popular cover band Hot Mess.
After being discovered by The Voice casting directors
through her YouTube channel, Moz’s life changed
almost overnight.
Hundreds of thousands of hopeful artists audition
for The Voice each season. In what’s known as blind
auditions, a panel of celebrity coaches sits facing away
from the artists as they perform. If the coaches like
what they hear, each can push a button to turn his or
her chair around, revealing the artist on stage who will
potentially join his or her team.
Danielle Mozeleski ’09 shared her musical
talent with more than 20 million viewers each
week as Dani Moz on Season 6 of NBC’s hit
reality singing competition,
The Voice
.
B Y J U L I E L A V I N ’0 9
Dani Moz ’09: The Voice
Heard Around the World
Moz’s unique perfor-
mance of Calvin Harris’s and
Ellie Goulding’s “I Need Your
Love” landed her a spot on
pop star Shakira’s team, and
Moz became one of 48 artists
to make it past the blind audi-
tions. As she advanced on the
show, she began also to win the
hearts of America, with her
most memorable performance
a stunning piano rendition of
Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory”
that catapulted her into the
live round of the competition.
Since her time on The
Voice, Moz has set aside her
career in public relations to
tour, perform, and record
new music in the studio with
Grammy-nominated produc-
ers. After experiencing the
show and working alongside
other musicians, Moz says she
has grown immensely as an
artist.
“I’m a songwriter, but because the show was my
main focus for over a year—and because I signed a
contract—I didn’t have the freedom to release any new
material during that time,” she says. “It feels great to
get back into the studio and work on the music I was
sitting on for so long!”
Curious as to what her new sound will be like? It
will surely have her trademark soulful vocals but will
incorporate an edgier pop/rock/dance vibe as well. By
fall 2014 Moz planned to release her newmaterial and
kick off a tour around the country.
For more information, visit
com,
@danimozmusic
on Twitter, and YouTube.com/DMSings.
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The family of William
Henn ’69 (fourth
from right) and his
wife, Pat, has 10
Marist graduates,
including eight of the
Henns’ 12 children
and a son-in-law. The
alumni gathered for
a photo following
the graduation of
the family’s newest
alumnus, Timothy ’14.
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