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Recognizing Service and Excellence: Marist’s 2022 Alumni Award Recipients

On May 20, the Marist Alumni Association celebrated the 2022 Alumni Award recipients, recognizing three extraordinary individuals, Catherine “Kit” Hoover Sullivan ’88, Mark F. Galvin ’85, and Margaret M. Mullins ’06, for their exceptional service to Marist School and to the community. The award recipients were honored at a luncheon held at Cherokee Town Club.
Director of Alumni Engagement Katie Fowler Brown ’06 said, “We are blessed at Marist to have an amazing community of alumni who are living the Marist Way and positively affecting the world around them. We were thrilled to honor our 2022 Alumni Award recipients, Kit, Mark, and Margaret, for their remarkable personal accomplishments and meaningful service to Marist School and their communities.”
 
The Distinguished Alumni Award honors alumni who incorporate Marist values into all aspects of their lives, including their chosen profession and community involvement. Through this award, Marist publicly recognizes recipients for their service, contributions, and achievements. This year’s award winner was Catherine "Kit" Hoover Sullivan ’88. Kit is an Emmy-nominated television host for Access Hollywood and broadcast journalist who believes strongly that Marist School helped shape her life. Through the years, she has remained involved with her alma mater. In 2004, Kit was inducted into Marist’s Blue and Gold Athletics Circle in recognition of her outstanding athletic achievements. Through her extraordinary career achievements, she inspires current and future generations and demonstrates how to persevere to achieve one's personal and professional aspirations. As the 2022 Commencement speaker, Kit shared stories about finding a way in the face of adversity and described the strong and unbreakable Marist spirit that she still carries with her today.
 
Mark F. Galvin ’85 is the recipient of the Father Hartnett Service Award, which brings public recognition to alumni or friends of Marist who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating exemplary service to the school. President and Founder of ePresence, LLC, Mark is a social media expert with nearly four decades of business management and hotel industry experience. A pioneering leader in social media, Mark specializes in blending technology, marketing, networking, and social branding. His company manages social media for organizations and individuals. Marist School is a family tradition for Mark, and he joins his father Frank Galvin ’55 and children Jim ’14 and Claire ’21 in preserving the family legacy at Marist. Mark has provided exemplary service to Marist School, embodying Marist values and inspiring current and future generations of Marist students.
 
The Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes young alumni who have demonstrated excellence through career achievements, service to the community, and/or service and support of Marist. Margaret M. Mullins ’06 is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The national security advisor to United States Senator Raphael Warnock (Ga.), Margaret incorporates the values and principles upon which Marist School was founded into all of her pursuits. She is an accomplished scholar who holds a bachelor's degree in international politics, security studies, and Arab studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, a master's degree in public affairs from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, and a doctor of law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Margaret also served as an active-duty intelligence officer in the U.S. Army.
 
Nominations are accepted year-round for our Alumni Awards. Nominate an alumni for an award and read more about our current and past Alumni Award recipients here.

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