What We Did This Summer

Marist College

From welcoming a new president to hosting the Walkway Marathon, here are just some of the highlights from a busy summer at Marist


Marist welcomed the 45 members of its inaugural Physician Assistant Program cohort during a White Coat Ceremony in the Nelly Goletti Theatre. The ceremony marks the start of their journey toward the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and launched the College's newest graduate degree, a significant step in the development of its Science and Allied Health programs. Click here for more information.

The PA students wasted no time in getting with the Marist spirit of fun and philanthropy, participating in Red Nose Day, which raises money for  non-profit programs that keep children and young people safe, healthy and educated.

An image of the Physician Assistant program White Coat Ceremony and their participation in Red Nose Day


More than 60 current and alumni student-athlete runners were among the more-than 2,500 competitors from around the world who came to Marist as the College hosted the 2nd Annual Walkway Marathon. Marist runners finished at, or near, the top in the full and half marathons and the 5K. Click here for more information, including top Marist finishers.

An image of Marist College students at the 2nd Annual Walkway Marathon

The Marist College community paid tribute to now President Emeritus and Mrs. Dennis Murray for their 37 years for dedicated service. Among the many highlights of the tribute event and reception were the announcement that $2 million had been raised for the Dennis and Marilyn Murray Endowed Scholarship Fund and of the newly-named Murray Student Center, as well as the first public performance by the Marist Singers of "The Longview," a piece specially commissioned for the occasion.

An image of Dennis and Marilyn Murray, and an image of the Murray Student Center

A contingent of Marist students, faculty, staff, and alumni participated in the NYC Pride parade, marching proudly for the first time behind the Marist banner. Click here for a list of LGBTQ resources at Marist and in the surrounding community.

An image of Marist students, faculty, staff, and alumni marching in the NYC Pride parade

On July 1st, David Yellen took office as the fourth President of Marist College. President Yellen previously served as Dean and Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law for 11 years. Prior to his position at Loyola, he was a member of the faculty of Hofstra Law School, holding the Max Schmertz Distinguished Professorship and serving as Dean. He was also the Reuschlein Distinguished Visiting Professor at Villanova University School of Law and was a visiting professor at Cornell Law School and New York Law School. President Yellen earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Princeton University and his J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School. He will be formally inaugurated during a Nov. 5 ceremony in the McCann Center. Click here for more information on President Yellen.

An image of President David Yellen in front of Greystone

Marist College hosted the biennial meeting of the Marist Network of Institutions of Higher Learning, which is made up of Marist universities throughout the world. The conference was conducted in English, Portuguese, and Spanish and brought nearly 40 presidents, rectors, deans and provosts from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Columbia, Democratic Republic of Congo, East Timor, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, the Philippines, Spain and the U.S. While in the Hudson River Valley, participants were treated to a private tour of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library, a Hudson River crusie, a re-enactment of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt's cookout for England's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth during their visit to the U.S.

An image of the meeting of the Marist Network of Institutions of Higher Learning

Not all the action this summer took place on our Hudson River campus. Four of the 20 Summer Pre-College programs Marist offers take place in Italy (Below, Pre-College students in Florence). Courses in Italy include Interior Design, Italian, Studio Art, and Fashion. In New York, students travel to the New York City offices of Major League Baseball for the Sports Communication program, to the State Capital in Albany for Pre-law, and out on to the Hudson River for Environmental Science, to name just a few of the other available programs. Click here to learn more about Summer Pre-College at Marist.

An image of the Summer Pre-College students in Florence

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