Alumni Test Their Marist (and General) Knowledge at Third Annual Trivia Night
Do you know when the groundbreaking of Woodruff Auditorium took place? Or what school Marist College lost to during its first football game held in Piedmont Park in 1914? Or what a duel between three people is called? (Answers: 1981; Peacock’s School for Boys; a truel)
Marist alumni attempted to answer these Marist-specific and other general knowledge questions at the third annual Alumni Trivia Night held in Kuhrt Gym on Thursday, February 13. Hosted by the Marist Alumni Association, the event welcomed alumni back to campus for the opportunity to connect and enjoy some friendly competition.
Mr. Gary Miller, longtime Marist science teacher and coach, served as the emcee once again and entertained the 112 players over seven rounds of trivia. Marist archivists, Dr. Michael Bieze and Dr. Louisa Moffitt, helped create the Marist-themed questions for each round.
In addition to the trivia questions, the 15 teams competed with one another for best table decorations and best team name. The teams worked within the Valentine’s Day-inspired theme for the evening, “Love is in…the…Air.” A team comprised of Class of 1995 graduates, including Eileen Young Caldwell ’95 and Alumni Board President Megan Citarella Stewart ’95, won for their “love you, mean it” table decorations and members of the Class of 1987 team “Colonel Mesler and the Fetal Pigs” won for best team name. The winning team of Trivia Night was made up of alumni and friends from the Class of 2010. Marist Alumni Chaplain Father Mark Kenney, S.M. and Father Tom Ellerman ’58, S.M. joined in the festivities as well.
Katie Fowler Brown ’06, Marist’s director of alumni engagement, said, “Alumni Trivia Night continues to be a great success. It’s a wonderful event—full of laughing and reminiscing—that brings alumni back to campus for some fun and fellowship.”