Marist Magazine Winter 2013 - page 5

Bikes for 24 children
Giving Tree Helps 28 Families
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his past December, 902 gifts—includ-
ing 24 bicycles—were distributed to area
families in need through Marist’s Giving Tree
project. Students, faculty, and staff fulfilled the
Christmas wishes of 28 families, including 94
children, via lists provided by seven area service
agencies. Over the past 19 years, the Marist
College community has donated almost 14,500
gifts through the Giving Tree program.
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Robert J. Lynch ’75
School of Management
Dean Appointed
L
awrence G. Singleton, PhD, CPA, has
been appointed dean of Marist College’s
School of Management.
Singleton comes to Marist after 29 years
with the George Washington University in
Washington, D.C., where he held a number
of leadership positions. Most recently he
served as associate dean, responsible for all
aspects of School of Business undergraduate
programs.
He is a recipient of the George
Washington Award, the university’s high-
est, in recognition of exceptional contribu-
tions. He has received numerous teaching
awards and was recognized by the Society
for Human Resource Management on
numerous occasions as one of its Annual
Conference Top Ten Speakers.
Singleton has held numerous academic
and professional positions. He served as
president of the Mid-Atlantic Region of
the American Accounting Association,
secretary/treasurer of
the Board of Directors
of the Human Resource
Certification Institute
and as a member of its
Executive and HR com-
mittees. He worked in
the audit and national
SEC practice groups of
Ernst & Young LLP’s
Washington office and
was a visiting professor
at Grenoble Ecole de
Management in France
and Peking University
in China. He has also
served as a consultant
to organizations including Cisco Systems,
Inc., Harley-DavidsonMotor Co., NASDAQ,
the National Investor Relations Institute,
the National Geographic Society, the Public
Relations Society of America, Raytheon,
Roche, Siemens Corp., the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban
Development, and the World Bank.
He is a member of the American
Institute of Certified Public
Accountants, Beta Gamma Sigma,
Beta Alpha Psi, the American
Accounting Association, the
National Investor Relations Institute,
and the Society for Human Resource
Management.
Singleton received PhD, MS,
and BS degrees in accounting from
Louisiana State University.
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Lawrence G. Singleton,
PhD, CPA, has been
appointed dean of
Marist College’s School
of Management.
Marist’s new dining hall opened in fall 2013. The space was designed by Robert A.M.
Stern Architects, whose namesake is dean of the Yale School of Architecture, as part of a
project encompassing renovation of the Student Center and construction of an adjacent
multipurpose building that houses the Music Department. Watch for more coverage of
the new building and renovations in the next issue of
Marist
magazine.
ShaneO’Brien ’15
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