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Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the
intellect and character required for enlightened,
ethical, and productive lives in the global
community of the 21st century.
Marist Magazine
is published by the Offce of
College Advancement at Marist College for alumni
and friends of Marist College.
Vice President for College Advancement:
Christopher DelGiorno ’88
Chief Public Affairs Offcer:
Timmian Massie
Leslie Bates
Executive Director of Alumni Relations:
Amy Coppola Woods ’97
Alumni News Coordinator:
Donna Watts
Art Director:
Richard Deon
Marist College
3399 North Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387
Cover photo by Michael Nelson
The Hancock Center Makes Its Debut
A stunning new $35 million building houses the
School of Computer Science and Mathematics,
the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, the
School of Management’s investment center, the
Marist-IBM Joint Study, the Institute for Data
Center Professionals, and Marist International
Programs as well as space dedicated to economic
development and business incubation.
A Common Passion
Talented students are pursuing their dreams of
degrees in computer science and information
technology, supported by full scholarships
from the National Science Foundation and
by the special bond among them.
By Jim Urso ’11 
The Campaign for Marist
Support from private foundations is
a key part of the campaign.
Coach of the Year
Since Brian Giorgis arrived at Marist
nine years ago, the Red Foxes’ four NCAA
Tournament wins and seven MAAC Tournament
championships in an eight-year span have
drawn the national spotlight and propelled the
women’s basketball program into a source of
pride for the student body and community.
By Jim Urso ’11
Hancock Center
Page 8
NSF Scholars
Page 13
Giorgis Profle
Page 18
Double Feature
Page 30
Marist Drive
What’s happening on campus
Alumni News & Notes
Updates on Marist graduates
Aaron Marcus called on Marist Athletics
and College Advancement to help him
surprise his wife, Nancy McAllister ’91,
with a very special anniversary present.