|Drey Mingo '07 finalist for National Award|
Former Marist basketball standout, Drey Mingo '07, is one of 5 college finalists for the Coach John Wooden Citizenship Cup Award, given by the Athletes for a Better World (ABW).
|Cooper Taylor ’83 Selected CAA Football Student Athlete of the Year|
University of Richmond redshirt senior defensive back and Marist alum Cooper Taylor '83 has been selected as the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Football Student-Athlete of the Year, headlining a list of 141 Academic All-Conference honorees for the 2012 season.
|Ashley Jameson ’09 Founds GOALSoccer|
Congratulations to Marist alumna, Ashley Jameson ’09. She has partnered with Special Olympics of Georgia and founded GOALSoccer, a philanthropic organization based out of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia.
|Sarah Bellingrath Watkins ’93 Featured in Magazine|
Sarah Bellingrath Watkins ’93 works for a Hearst affiliate in NYC. She was featured in their magazine as someone who makes use of the matching gifts program that Hearst offers.
|Jason Ebinger '11|
Jason Ebinger '11 is doing a year of mission service in New Zealand.
|Frank Cox '59|
The latest book written by Frank Cox '59, Lullabies for Lieutenants: Memoir of a Marine Forward Observer in Vietnam, 1965-1966, was recently named the Winner of the Military Writers Society of America 2011 SILVER MEDAL on May 17, 2012.
|Jay Page '08|
O’Connor & Page Named to the Capital One Academic All-District Baseball Team
|Eric Joiner '61|
Allison, Joiner and Saporta named 2012 Business Hall of Fame inductees
|Kevin Guebert '11|
Marist grad shaves head to raise money for and to show solidarity with children with cancner
|Ruth Gonzalez '87|
Industry veteran Ruth Gonzalez launches 12South Entertainment.
|Patrick Mannelly '93|
Patrick Mannelly, long snapper for the Chicago Bears, was recently praised by ESPN Magaine in the November, 2011 issue.
|Mike Moroski '93|
Alum Mike Moroski '93, Co-founder of Choices Cafe a non-profit coffee house in Cincinatti
|Sam Kelly '07|
Marist Grad Sam Kelly '07 is a poud member of the Peace Corp and is serving in Namibia.
|Mitch White '07|
Marist grad Mitch White '07 performs on the drums for JT Hodges.
|Steve Smith '83|
Alumni Steve Smith named Director of Space Control and Special Missions at Ball Aerospace
|Rene Diaz '80|
Why Minority Entrepreneurs Matter In America
|Colby Balch '94|
Sandy Springs natives catches on with Ringling Bros.
|Emmarie Huetteman '05|
Aging and failed satellites jeopardize efforts to collect data on climate change
|Wes Tailor '88|
Secretary of State Kemp Congratulates Wes Tailor on Appointment as Fulton County State Court Judge
|Andrew Cook '71|
Andrew Cook, a former restaurant chef, will shop, prepare the meal, tidy your kitchen and ensure your pantry stays well stocked.
|Elena Ricardo '09|
Bring It On Finds Its Cheer Squad for January Opening in Atlanta
|Sean McVay '04|
Sean McVay replaces Jon Embree as tight ends coach
|Dan Sutton '07|
Players forego senior season, open nutritional supplement shop
|Mark Wesley '84|
Heart for collecting sports items center of success
|Congratulations to Stephanie Villarreal ’09 |
Congratulations to Stephanie Villarreal ’09 who was selected for the University of Georgia’s jazz vocal ensemble after a series of auditions.
|Young Republicans support Doug MacGinnitie '85|
Savannah, GA -- May 19, 2009 -- At the conclusion of this weekend’s Georgia Republican Convention, the Georgia Young Republicans from every corner of the state gathered for their convention. After listening to both candidates for Secretary of State, they voiced their desire for fresh conservative leadership in a straw poll, choosing Doug MacGinnitie by a 3-to-1 margin over his opponent.
|Bret Baier '88 makes 'Report' his own|
Bret Baier '88 discusses the importance of shifting toward a more interactive "back and forth," but still encouraging those who wish to be a journalist to develop a foundation in traditional journalism classes while exposing themselves to as much as possible.
|Alisa Barry '82 Expands Bella Cucina Artful Food|
Over the past 16 years, chef Alisa Barry has transformed her Mediterranean-inspired specialty store, Bella Cucina Artful Food, from a small pantry operation to an international brand.
|Adam Murphy '93 of CBS Atlanta Receives Resolution|
CBS Atlanta Consumer Investigative Reporter Adam Murphy received a big honor on Thursday, April 2, 2009 when members of the Georgia House of Representatives read a resolution thanking Adam for his hard work regarding the water billing and metering problems throughout Atlanta.
|Kathleen Hersey '08|
The Morning Swim Show: Mark Schubert Analyzes Future of USA Swimming; Kathleen Hersey Discusses New Life at University of Texas -- October 14, 2008
Alumni Award Recipients' Biographies
|Rev. James Lawrence Harrison, III '46|
Atlanta native Father James Harrison III was born in 1929 and attended public elementary schools in Decatur. He entered Marist College in 1942, following in the footsteps of his father and uncles. His uncle John was in Marist’s first graduating class. While at Marist, Father Harrison received the D.A.R. Medal of Honor and was a gifted athlete, participating in baseball, basketball, football, and swimming. He graduated second in his class in 1946.
After graduating from Marist, the young James Harrison opted to enter the seminary at St.Charles Borromeo College, Maryland, where he graduated magna cum laude. He then studied at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, during which time the late Archbishop John Donoghue was a classmate. As a Basselin Scholar at Catholic University, Father Harrison earned an M.A. in philosophy.
He continued his priestly formation at the North American College in Rome and received the S.T.B. degree in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. In 1955, in Rome, he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Savannah-Atlanta. Soon thereafter he earned a Master’s in Education at the University of Georgia.
In 1958 Father Harrison was selected to be the founding principal of St. Pius X High School in Atlanta, the first Catholic coeducational high school in Georgia, a position he retained until 1964, when Father Jack Cotter, another Marist graduate, succeeded him. Father Harrison then served as pastor of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Gainesville.
In the 1970’s, Father Harrison took a leave of absence from the active priesthood to care for his ailing mother. During this time he was a teacher and administrator at Sprayberry High School and then at Oakwood Alternative High School in Smyrna; he also earned an Ed.S. degree at Georgia State University.
On resuming his work as a priest, Father Harrison was Parochial Vicar at the Cathedral of Christ the King and then, for eight years, Pastor at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Kennesaw, where he established a thriving Catholic elementary school. Since 2005, he has been Pastor of St. Marguerite d’Youville Church in Lawrenceville.
Father Harrison’s contributions to the educational and pastoral life of the Archdiocese of Atlanta are many and noteworthy. Marist School is pleased to recognize the scope of his influence and the enduring character of his priestly service. As Distinguished Alumnus for 2012, he joins his brother, Charles Harrison, Class of 1948, who was named Distinguished Alumnus in 2001.
|Patrick J. Crawford '77|
Patrick J. Crawford was born in 1959 in Davenport, Iowa to James and Mary Jane Crawford. Patrick has four brothers, two of whom are Marist graduates, and two sisters.
Patrick then attended and graduated from Marist School in 1977.
He attended Georgia Tech for two years (1977-1979) and graduated from Georgia State University in 1982 (BBA.)
Patrick became the Marist Alumni Director in 1979 and held the role until 1983. He then became the Director of Development at Marist School and held that position until 1985.
From 1985-1995, Patrick was a sales representative for Storz Instrument Company.
From 1995-1997, he was a Regional Sales Manager for Tomey Corporation.
Patrick was a co-owner of ICT Printers, Inc. from 1997 to 2008.
Currently, Patrick is a Surgical Equipment Specialist for Bausch & Lomb, where he started working in 2008.
Patrick is married to Mary Celine Hearn Crawford (30 years in July 2012) and they have four children who are all Marist graduates: Christine ’03, Patrick ’05, Andrew ’08, and Michael ’10.
The Crawford’s are members of All Saints Catholic Church.
|Michael D. Moroski '97|
Mike Moroski was born and raised in Atlanta, GA where he attended Marist High School and graduated with the class of 1997.
He then moved to Cincinnati where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in English at Xavier University. He also earned his teaching license from the State of Ohio in that time.
Mike taught English at Moeller High School for ten years and served as a House Dean for six.
Mike currently serves Purcell Marian as their Dean of Student Life/Assistant Principal. Additionally, Mike has served as an affordable housing advocate and project leader for eleven years in Over-the-Rhine, the nation’s largest historic district and the region’s poorest.
Four years ago, Mike co-founded Choices Cafe with Mike Rogers, a formerly homeless man who is currently the Vice President of the second largest shelter in Ohio, the Drop Inn Center. Choices Cafe seeks to promote relationships between the rich and poor in the name of an equitable, peaceful Cincinnati.
Mike is currently studying at the University of Notre Dame and is pursuing his Masters in non-profit Business Administration.
Most recently, Mike was asked to help start up and serve on the board of a new non-profit in Cincinnati, Word Play, whose Mission is to serve underprivileged youth who struggle in the Language Arts. Additionally, Mike is a Trustee on the Drop Inn Center's Board of Directors and has received the Nobel Prize for Public Service, the Jefferson Award, Xavier University’s highest honor for a young graduate, the Magis Award, for his service to the City of Cincinnati and was selected as one of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Forty under 40 Class of 2011.