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Celebrating Internships
he Center for Career Services again cele-
brated the dedication of students serving
in internships with its annual Intern of the
Year awards this past spring.
Marist College placed approximately
1,200 students in elective credit and required
internships during the 2010-11 academic year.
Several students also completed internships in
conjunction with an international educational
The Intern of the Year Award, given by
Marist’s Center for Career Services since 1993,
recognizes a graduating senior for outstanding
achievement in experiential education, which
includes internships, co-ops, and student
teaching assignments.
Stephanie McDonald ’11, who was a dual
Spanish and business administration major
with an emphasis in fnance and a minor
in global studies, received the 2011 Marist
College Intern of the Year honors. McDonald,
of Morris Plains, N.J., received the award on
April 28 at the Field Experience Recognition
Luncheon in the College’s Student Center.
Additional recipients, representing each
of Marist’s academic schools, were Andrew
Wellington, a criminal justice major with
a minor in information technology; Jessica
Guarino, a psychology/special education
major; Cassandra Gilday, a biomedical scienc-
es major with a minor in business; Alexandra
Bickel, a history major with a minor in
communication arts; Sean Dunn, a comput-
er science major; Helena Williams, a fashion
merchandising major; and Courtney Davis,
a communication arts major with a minor in
Assistant Director of Field Experience
Desmond Murray presented the awards before
an audience of employers and Marist faculty,
staff, and students.
McDonald has been a Dean’s List student
for all of her semesters at Marist and stud-
ied abroad in Madrid, Spain. She participated
in three internships: BASF in Florham Park,
N.J.; AXA Advisors in Poughkeepsie; and
Fusion Media in Brewster, N.Y. McDonald
was a member of the College’s Dean’s Circle
and Honors Program and served as president
of Alpha Psi Omega Honor Society and vice
president of the Marist College Council on
Theatre Arts. She received a Marist College
Presidential Scholarship, the Dr. Raymond
F. Weiss ’49 Memorial Scholarship, and the
Jennifer L. Dressel ’91 Memorial Scholarship
for her work in Marist theatre.
Also at the luncheon, Stephen Cole,
executive director of the Center for Career
Services, presented the 2011 Marist College
Intern Employer of the Year Award to
Valley Magazine
Past recipients of the employer award
have been New York State Department
of Env ironmental Conservat ion, MTV
Networks, Target, Morgan Stanley, Maggy
London International, the Dutchess County
Sheriff ’s Department, the Center for Enhanced
Performance at U.S. Military Academy, St.
Francis Hospital, IBM, Enterprise Rent-A-Car,
the American Cancer Society, Central Hudson
Gas and Electric, Northwestern Mutual Life,
Paine Webber, and Madison Square Garden.
Allison E. Burke ’11, a business adminis-
tration/marketing and sports communication
major, was the recipient of the 2010 New York
State Cooperative and Experiential Education
Association Student of the Year Award. It was
the frst year that a student at Marist received
this award.
Alumni are encouraged to contact the
Center for Career Services at (845) 575-3547
or to explore how
an internship program would beneft their
Assistant Director of Field Experience Desmond Murray (left) presented the 2011 Intern of
the Year award to Stephanie McDonald ’11.
Christopher DelGiorno
’88 Named Vice President
for College Advancement
hristopher M. DelGiorno ‘88 has
been named vice president for
college advancement at Marist. He
brings more than 20 years of experi-
ence in higher education and nonprofts
and a thorough understanding of fund
raising, major gifts, donor relations,
and alumni affairs.
DelGiorno joins Mar ist from
Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa.,
where he served as executive director
of leadership gifts. In this role, he led a
team of 15, including 11 regional direc-
tors engaged in a nationwide effort to
build meaningful relationships with
Bucknell alumni, parents, and friends
and secure vital leadership and prin-
cipal gift support for key university
priorities in the context of the univer-
sity’s current $400 million campaign.
Previously, he served as director of
recruitment and professional develop-
ment and senior major gifts offcer at
the University of Pennsylvania. Earlier,
he was director of development at the
Ronald McDonald House of Southern
New Jersey and managing coordinator
for the Philadelphia Education Fund’s
College Access Program.
He began his career as an assis-
tant director of admissions at Marist.
He received a B.A. in communications
from Marist and a Master of Liberal
Arts degree in nonproft leadership
from the University of Pennsylvania,
where he also earned a certifcate in
fund raising.
Christopher M. DelGiorno ‘88