In the summer of 2001, Gus Nolan, Richard Foy, and John Ansley began conducting oral history interviews with Marist Brothers, faculty and staff, and alumni. The goal of this project is to gather and preserve the collective memory of the college's history from many points of view.
To date, Professor Emeritus and Heritage Professor Gus Nolan has completed over 160 in person interviews and he has plans for more. He feels that "This background of Marist is a unique story....all within my lifetime and many of those who tell of their experiences. Of course, many administrators, faculty and staff worked at the college for long period of time. My question to each was "What was the glue that kept you here? Why did you stay ?" The answer is fundamentally the same...they just loved it here..there was unique spirit not found elsewhere."
Today, the project continues, and we are always looking for new participants. If you are interested in telling your story about Marist College and your experiences, please contact us to schedule an interview appointment.