Dear Alumni and Parents of Alumni,
We have recently completed our Inaugural Reunion Weekend that featured a variety of opportunities for our alumni to reconnect. Beginning on Thursday evening, May 3, the parents of alumni gathered for a prayer service and then a reception at the Winchester Lobby. On Friday, ninety-one alumni braved the elements to participate in the Alumni Annual Golf Tournament that raises much-needed funding for tuition assistance. In the evening, alumni were treated to a Welcome Back Fiesta in the Kuhrt Gymnasium. On Saturday, alumni gathered in the morning to participate in a community service projects followed by a meditation workshop given by former Marist teacher Bob Fecas. In the evening, the alumni classes of 1967, 1972, 1982, 1987, and 2002 held their class reunions on campus while the classes of 2007, 1992,1997, and 1977 hosted their reunions off campus. The weekend ended with the Marist Family Mass on Sunday morning during which the class of 1967 that was celebrating their 50th anniversary was honored. Congratulations to Maureen Davidson, the Director Alumni Relations and Mary Stagmaier, the Assistant to the Alumni Director, together with the very capable staff of the Office of Institutional Advancement who worked behind the scenes to ensure that all of the festivities took place without a hitch.
On Saturday, May 20, we will be welcoming the Marist Class of 2017 into the ranks of the Marist alumni that are approximately 10,000 strong. When you factor in the number of parents, siblings, and grandparents, who have connections to Marist simply by being related to or a friend of a Marist alumnus/alumna; it becomes quite apparent just how extensive the Marist network is in Atlanta and beyond.
Let me take this opportunity to congratulate the Marist alumni for the many contributions they continue to make to advance the mission of Marist School and the service in which they are engaged on behalf of the Church and our nation.
In May’s name,
Fr. Bill Rowland, S.M.
Chaplain – Marist Alumni Association