Honoring the Class of 2022
Marist College recognizes and celebrates the Class of 2022, whose accomplishments have lived up to the institution's mission reflecting years of dedication, hard work, and commitment. Here are some of the Baccalaureate Awards Ceremony recipients who have excelled in the classroom while being active members of the Marist community.
Jessica Hawkins (left) and Dulcie Beauregard (right)
Jessica is a philosophy and fine arts double major with a cognitive science minor. She participated as a commentator and a chair moderator in the Mid-Hudson Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. She presented her Honors thesis project on aesthetics, and she is working on the nature of mental causation to be submitted to a journal.
Focused on addressing food insecurity in the area, Jessica received an internship with AmeriCorps last summer, working closely with Marist’s Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership during that time. Jessica grew produce in the Marist Community Garden and established a network of community organizations working on issues of food insecurity. Her efforts led to donations of over 400 pounds of food. Jessica restored the Marist Garden Club and worked to increase student engagement and resources for the Marist Community Garden.
Dulcie is a history major with American studies and cinema studies minors. She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society, Alpha Chi national honor society, and the Marist Campus Ministry Advisory Board. Dulcie received the 2021 School of Liberal Arts Internship Award. She also interned for Marist’s History Department and worked on diversity and inclusion initiatives with the Marist Library. In the fall, Dulcie will pursue a dual master’s program in history and information sciences at the University at Albany.
Orla Haughey (left) and Rossina Ruano Montenegro (right)
Orla is a political science major with minors in global studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies. She took classes in Chinese, Spanish, Latin and Russian, and she studied abroad in Sweden and Colombia. Orla interned with Justin Cole, Esq., was an ESL teacher for Italki, and served as a translator for TED Translators. She presented her research at the Student World Affairs Conference and Marist’s Social Justice Conference. Orla was named a semifinalist by the Fulbright Committee and will attend Uppsala University’s master’s program in peace and conflict studies in Sweden. She hopes to apply this to future work promoting gender equality goals in the EU and Eurasia. She will also be studying abroad in Greece.
Rossina Ruano Montenegro
Rossina is a first-generation Latina finishing a criminal justice and Spanish double major with a Latin American & Caribbean studies minor and a paralegal certificate. Rossina is an Honors program student, who studied abroad in Spain, during the Spring 2020 semester. She took advantage of many opportunities in our Spanish program including the Covid Equity course that partnered with Dutchess County. Rossina will be attending American University’s master’s program in ethics, peace, and human rights.
This is a series of featuring graduating seniors from the Class of 2022, who will celebrate commencement on Saturday, May 21.