Marist Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2013
The weekend of October 5 & 6, Marist celebrated Homecoming and Reunion weekend by welcoming more than 1500 visitors to campus! Alumni returning to campus with their families and friends had a number of activities to enjoy throughout the weekend.
On Saturday morning three distinguished alumni were honored in the second annual Alumni Association Awards presentation. Honorees included Ryan Bingham ’05, Maria Gordon Shydlo ’87and Marist Brother Richard Rancourt ’53.
Additional notable events included the Alumni Family Picnic where guests enjoyed hayrides, face painting, inflatable rides for children, and the reunion tent where each class celebrating a reunion had a designated meeting area. Alumni were also treated to big Red Fox Football victory over Valparaiso with a shutout score of 37-0.
The weekend’s events also included the Fifth Annual Theatre Hall of Fame Reception & Induction ceremony in the Nelly Goletti Theatre of the newly renovated Student Center. Honorees included President Dennis J. Murray, Paul R. Tesoro '73, Suzanne (Deak) Wittig '76, Edwin M. Budd '93 and Christopher M. Yapchanyk '01.
More than 600 alumni celebrating a reunion milestone participated in evening receptions throughout the Hudson Valley. These receptions were organized in large by volunteer alumni committees.
On Sunday, the men’s crew program held a dedication and christening ceremony at the Historic Cornell Boathouse to welcome a new racing shell, the Harry A. Manley, named by crew alumni from the 1970s for winning the first ever Decades Cup Challenge.
The weekend’s events concluded with the annual Alumni Mass in which those alumni who have passed away are remembered and celebrated by their classmates.
Please save the date for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2014 which is scheduled for October 10 - 12 (Columbus Day Weekend).