Alumni News

List of 20 news stories.

  • The Alumni Awards Luncheon honored Omari L. Hardwick ’92 with the Distinguished Alumni Award, Grace Starling ’12 with the Father Hartnett Service Award, and Spencer L. Mitchell ’09 with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

    2024 Awards Luncheon Celebrates Outstanding Marist Alumni

    On May 23, the Marist School Alumni Association hosted its annual Alumni Awards Luncheon at Cherokee Town Club, honoring three alumni for their exceptional service to the community and dedication to Marist School. This year's event recognized Omari L. Hardwick ’92 with the Distinguished Alumni Award, Grace Starling ’12 with the Father Hartnett Service Award, and Spencer L. Mitchell ’09 with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
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  • Marist School Board of Trustees Chair Bill Roche '76 gave the commencement address for the Class of 2024 on May 25, 2024.

    Marist School's Class of 2024 Looks to the Future

    Principal Kevin Mullally set the tone for the Marist School commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 25, by emphasizing the role of memories in shaping beliefs and providing a solid educational foundation. He highlighted notable memories that the graduating Class of 2024 may cherish from their time at Marist, including 10,348 hours in service to others, 963 books checked out from the library, 192 unique courses taken, and five athletic state championships in their final academic year. He said, “Graduates, let your memories of Marist—of the good work you have done here, of the good work you have done for others while here, all of which we acknowledge and honor and lift up this morning—be a reminder to you of the very best within you. Of all you are capable of and of who you are called by God to be as your formation in the image of his son continues throughout your lives. Let these memories preserve and sustain you in the very good and sometimes difficult times to come. May they be a reminder to you of just how much all of us here care for you and want the very best for you. Just be sure to come back and tell us all about what you do from here.”
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  • Classes ending in nines and fours celebrated their milestone reunions at the

    Reunion Weekend Unites Marist Alumni with Celebrations and Tributes

    Marist School's Reunion Weekend, held from April 26-29, was a memorable event filled with a variety of activities—including a special Class of 1964 Reunion, a Black Alumni mixer, an on-campus reunion party, band room blessing and dedication, Family Mass, and golf tournament—all designed to bring alumni together and honor the school's rich history.
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  • Marist School honored late band director Mr. Mark Craddock by dedicating the band room and establishing a scholarship in his name.

    Marist School Names Band Room and Scholarship in Memory of Mr. Mark Craddock

    On April 28, 2024, Marist School honored the late band director, Mr. Mark Craddock, by dedicating the band room in its Fine Arts building and establishing a scholarship in his name. Mr. Craddock, an educator at Marist for over three decades, fostered the talents of countless student musicians, leaving behind a legacy of excellence and inspiration within the Marist community.
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  • Christie Hauck ‘66, Coach Don Shea, and Frank McCloskey ‘68 gathered to celebrate Shea's 93rd birthday in March 2024.

    Alumni Celebrate Former Marist Coach Don Shea

    By Frank McCloskey ’68
    Legendary coach Don Shea, formerly an educator at Marist College (now Marist School), celebrated his 93rd birthday surrounded by former Marist athletes, students, colleagues, and family friends. In collaboration with the Shea family (Donna Shea Clark ’85, Charlie Clark ’17, and Henry Clark ’21), Christie Hauck ’66, Frank McCloskey ’68, and Steve Kerr ’68 warmly welcomed over 35 former classmates and friends to the Shea home in Atlanta in March 2024. Recognizing the enduring bond within the Marist family, all present at the momentous occasion echoed the sentiment that Coach Shea is the golden thread that has touched and influenced countless lives in a myriad of ways. The love, respect, and genuine gratitude for Coach Shea were on full display.
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  • The Alumni Women’s Luncheon took place on April 17 at the Urban Art Collective, home to the art studio belonging to Christy Taylor Holmes ’87.

    Alumni Women’s Luncheon Celebrates Art and Community

    Marist School’s Alumni Women’s Luncheon took place on Wednesday, April 17 at the Urban Art Collective in Chamblee, Georgia. The annual luncheon fosters connections among female Marist graduates and provides a platform for them to reminisce and forge new bonds. This year's event celebrated the achievements of artist and small business owner Christy Taylor Holmes from the Class of 1987. Holmes’ artistic endeavor, 3rd Quarter Studio, is located within Urban Art Collective, where she creates mixed media paintings. Holmes welcomed fellow Marist alumni to her gallery and shared insights into her creative and professional journey since her days at Marist.
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  • Join us for the Mark Craddock Band Room Dedication and Family Mass on Sunday, April 28, 2024.

    Join Us for the Mark Craddock Band Room Dedication and Family Mass on April 28

    Marist School is delighted to extend a warm invitation to all for the Mark Craddock Band Room Dedication and Family Mass on Sunday, April 28, 2024 during the Marist Alumni Reunion Weekend.
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  • Marist School hosted its annual Mass of Remembrance, honoring alumni who passed away in the preceding year, on Sunday, February 25.

    Honoring Legacy at Annual Mass of Remembrance

    Marist School recently hosted its annual Mass of Remembrance, a cherished tradition that pays homage to alumni who passed away in the preceding year. Held on Sunday, February 25, the event brought together alumni, family, and friends to commemorate the lives and influence of those who have enriched the Marist community. This year, Marist honored not only departed alumni but also two former beloved faculty members: theology teacher Mr. David Donahue and band director Mr. Mark Craddock.
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  • Jordan Snellings ’11 spoke to Marist students and teachers at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Assembly.

    Alumni Speakers Focus on Service and Justice at MLK Day Assembly

    The theme of Marist School’s all-school assembly in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was service as a pathway to justice. Through a collaborated effort between Marist’s Diversity Team and the Marist Alumni Office, students, faculty, and staff were inspired by the Marist graduates and faculty members who spoke eloquently on the topic. Marist values and Church teachings focus on service to others, and Martin Luther King, Jr. himself famously said, “Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” It was energizing to hear engaging stories of servant leadership, all of which provided excellent models to which Marist students can aspire.
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  • Clare Seymour ’21 and Hayley Hotz ’21 visited Marist on January 8 to speak with students about their semester in Santiago, Chile.

    Alumni Speakers Inspire Spanish Language Students with Diverse Experiences Abroad

    This winter, Marist School elevated its dedication to providing enriching educational opportunities through an Alumni Speaker Series designed for Spanish classes. Alumni from diverse backgrounds and experiences shared insights with students in Honors Spanish III and IV and Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish courses, shedding light on their unique journeys abroad and how they utilized their Spanish language skills along the way.
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  • Marist School is honored to recognize the recipients of the 2023-2024 faculty and staff awards.

    Marist School Honors 2023-2024 Faculty and Staff Award Recipients

    Marist School is thrilled to announce the distinguished recipients of the faculty and staff awards for the 2023-2024 academic year. These outstanding educators were celebrated at the annual St. Peter Chanel Society Recognition Celebration held on Tuesday, October 17 at the Atlanta History Center. Their contributions to Marist School are highly valued and essential to the fulfillment of the school’s vital mission.
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  • Father John Ulrich, S.M. has returned to Marist School to serve as school chaplain.

    Father John Ulrich, S.M. Returns: A Reunion of Past and Present at Marist School

    For over a century, Marist School has stood as a pillar of Catholic educational excellence in Atlanta. Its enduring success and rich history are deeply intertwined with the steadfast presence and devotion of Marist priests. Throughout its storied past, the school has continued to flourish since its founding by the Society of Mary, with Marist priests providing faithful guidance from the beginning. While the Marist priests have long prepared the school community for the shift to lay leadership, we now joyfully celebrate the privilege of welcoming back Father John Ulrich, S.M. as he returns to Marist School as chaplain in 2023.
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  • Father Ralph Olek, S.M., who is marking 45 years of teaching at Marist School this year, welcomes former students and current parents at the Generations Welcome Back Tailgate.

    Generations Welcome Back Tailgate: Fostering Legacy Connections and School Spirit

    On Friday, August 25, the Marist Alumni Office extended a warm welcome to over 150 alumni and their families at the Generations Welcome Back Tailgate. This annual gathering brought together Generations alumni—those graduates of Marist School who are also current Marist parents or grandparents—to kick off the current school year. The tailgate serves as a joyful reunion and opportunity to offer a heartfelt welcome to new legacy families returning to Marist in a new capacity. These families are poised to create new Marist memories in fresh and exciting ways.
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  • The Camino de Santiago, the Albergue de la Santa Cruz, and What it Means to be a Pilgrim

    This story was written by Maggie Strickland ’24, who served as a communications intern in the Advancement Office through Marist’s Career Connections program.

    Marist priest Father Daniel Fernández, S.M. visited Marist School in February to tell the story and share the mission of the Albergue de la Santa Cruz. The mission of the albergue, or “hostel” in English, is to welcome pilgrims embarking on the Camino de Santiago, a famous pilgrimage route leading to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain known for drawing those who are looking for meaning or motivation in their lives and offering tranquility, rest, or a meaningful connection with others traveling to the burial place of St. James the Apostle. This summer, several Marist alumni accepted Fr. Fernández’s invitation to Spain.
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  • The 2023 Alumni Award Recipients Dr. Colin Muething '03, Dr. Christa-Marie Singleton '83, and Dr. Kelleen Fitzgerald '85 at the Awards Luncheon on May 19.

    Marist Alumni Recognized for Achievements and Service at 2023 Awards Luncheon

    At a luncheon at Cherokee Town Club on Friday, May 19, the Marist Alumni Association honored the recipients of the 2023 Alumni Awards with many past award winners in attendance. Three individuals were recognized for their remarkable careers and lived Marist values, including the Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Christa-Marie Singleton, MD, MPH, FACPM, ’83, the Father Hartnett Service Award Recipient Kelleen Fitzgerald, MD, ’85, and the Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient Colin Muething, PhD, BCBA-D, ’03.
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  • The Welcome Back BBQ on April 28 welcomed alumni back to campus to kick off Reunion Weekend.

    Marist School Alumni Return to Campus for Heartfelt Reunions

    Marist School alumni recently gathered to share memories and reconnect over Reunion Weekend 2023. This special weekend of events from April 28 to May 1, was a vibrant celebration of Marist’s cherished alumni and offered an invaluable opportunity for friends and former classmates from near and far to reunite in person.
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  • Parents of alumni gathered for a prayer service in Esmond Brady Memorial Chapel.

    Parents of Alumni Rekindle Marist Connections

    On Wednesday, April 19, parents of Marist School alumni gathered for a prayer service in Esmond Brady Memorial Chapel and a reception in the Marist Rectory. This year’s Parents of Alumni Reception allowed school leadership and administrators to express gratitude to parents of alumni for their continued connection to Marist, provide updates on the most recent school news and events, and give them an opportunity to meet the school’s incoming president, J. D. Childs. Organized by the Alumni Office, this annual event is a crucial component in the effort to keep the Marist School community connected to one another and to the school.
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  •  Dr. Sarah Carr Evans ’93, right, moderated the Alumni Women's Luncheon conversation with Bella Cucina's Alisa Barry ’82.

    An Artful Afternoon at the Alumni Women’s Luncheon

    The 2023 Marist School Alumni Women’s Luncheon took place Wednesday, March 22 at Bella Cucina, founded by Alisa Barry ’82 in Atlanta, Georgia. The event celebrated community, mentorship, and the lifelong impact of a Marist education.
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  • The Marist Alumni Association hosted a joyous Alumni Women’s Luncheon on March 16 at Cherokee Town Club, the first in-person gathering for this annual event since 2019.

    Alumni Entrepreneurs Spotlighted at Women’s Luncheon

    The Marist Alumni Association hosted a joyous Alumni Women’s Luncheon on March 16 at Cherokee Town Club, the first in-person gathering for this annual event since 2019 (the 2020 luncheon was canceled due to the pandemic, and the 2021 luncheon was held virtually).
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  • Marist School President Fr. Bill Rowland, S.M. hosted the Spring President’s Circle Reception for those who contribute to the Annual Fund at the three highest giving levels.

    President’s Circle Reception Shines a Spotlight on Accomplished Alumni and Immersive Experiences

    Marist School’s Goizueta Center for Immersive Experience and Design in Wooldridge Center was the site for a delightful gathering on April 26 for many of Marist’s most devoted supporters.
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