Marist Magazine: Fall 2014 - page 33

enise Roe ’11MPA of
Hamilton, N.Y., has been
elected Madison County clerk,
only the second woman to be
elected to the office and more
than 90 years after the first. Roe,
who took office on Jan. 1, 2014,
previously served as the Madison
County deputy clerk for eight
As part of her MPA pro-
gram, Roe enhanced service in
the Madison County Clerk’s
Office by improving retrieval
processes and making archival
information easily available
to the public. Instituting the
Web site led to more than 500
research hits a month and con-
tributed to her published article
in the New York State Archives
Journal and recognition in Plank
Road magazine.
Roe recently was reappointed
to the Region 6 New York State
Archives Advisory Committee
of the New York State Education
Department, Madison County
Ethics Board, and Greater Oneida
United Way Board.
Denise Roe ’11MPA
Roe ’11MPA
Elected Clerk
MIPO on the Move
in NYC and DC
A number of Marist alumni joined Lee and his wife, Nancy, Barbara,
and MIPO staffmembers for lunch in Washington, D.C., in May
2014. The MIPO staffers were in Washington for the White House
Correspondents Association dinner. Seated (left to right) are Jo-Anne
T. Prokopowicz Sears ’91, Karin Chrisville ’07, Kelsey Donohue ’13,
Colleen (McCulloch) Learch ’99, Nancy, Mary Diamond Stirewalt,
Barbara, and Damian Bednarz ’04; standing (left to right) are Mary
Griffith, Andrew Overton ’10, Justin Burkhardt ’02, and Lee.
On March 17, 2014, Marist alumni, families, and friends marched up
5th Avenue in the 253rd St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City.
Honorary Grand Marshals were Dr. Lee Miringoff (second from right)
and Dr. Barbara Carvalho ‘79 (far right) of the Marist College Institute
for Public Opinion (MIPO), who were joined by President and Mrs.
Dennis J. Murray and the Amerscot Highland Pipe Band.
John R. Pinna ’71
Named Historian
ohn R. Pinna ’71 has been
appointed by the Town of
Poughkeepsie as town historian
and chair of the town’s Historic
Preservation Commission.
As Town of Poughkeepsie
historian, Pinna will collaborate
with Hudson Valley residents,
organizations, institutions,
and government offices to
preserve historical documents,
properties, structures, and
artifacts related to the history
of Poughkeepsie.
A retired administrator and
teacher from the Spackenkill
School District, he served as a
trustee of the Dutchess County
Historical Society for more than
five years. He is a learning dis-
ability specialist and an adjunct
professor in history and educa-
tion at Marist. A former Marist
Brother, Pinna has taught at
Marist for more than 25 years.
He holds a degree in American
studies from Marist, a mas-
ter’s degree in history, and an
advanced degree in educational
John R. Pinna ’71
Frank Liantonio ’70 returned to
the Marist campus in April 2014 to
speak with students and faculty
about the world of real estate.
He is executive vice president
at Cushman and Wakefield, the
largest private real estate services
company in the world.
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