In this interview Dr. John Ritschdorff talks about his early education as a Marist Brother and attending Marist College. He also speaks about his early years as a Mathematics professor at the college and how things have changed both with Faculty and Students over the past 40 plus years. He shares his insights of where the college may be headed in the future under new leadership and his hopes for the future of Marist.
Roscoe Balch discusses his time as the Professor of History at Marist College. His reflections on the history of Marist College in the 1960s and the 1970s. He discusses plans for his book and evaluates the changes happening in contemporary American society.
Jack Gartland reflects on his first involvements with Marist on the advisory board. He discusses Marist’s evolution from a Marist brother’s school to a Lay college which eventually accepted women. Additionally, Jack Gartland talks about the McCann foundation, the changes he’s see since President Murray arrived, as well as Marist’s biggest assets and liabilities.
Roger Norton looks back on his time as both a dean and professor at Marist College. He also shares his views on the changes Marist College has undergone through the years, his contributions and his beliefs on where the college is headed.
Sue Lawrence discusses her early years, her early education, and her arrival to Marist College as a professor of the new Communications department. She discusses the courses in communications with Gus Nolan and the evolution of the communications department at the college and implications of new technologies for education in the
Thomas reflects on his early childhood, his education and his parents and
brothers and sisters. His experiences in the Physical Education field and coach, assistant
Head of Admissions, Dean of Students and Head of Admission the many positions he
held at Marist. His fondest recollections seem to be about the history of Marist and the
Brothers that made the school so outstanding. Thomas feels that the uniqueness of the
Marist Brothers accepting the lay person as equal and the tradition of the familial spirit
make Marist College what it is today.
Kevin McIntosh, Marist College graduate from the Class of 1968, discusses his upbringing, how he found the college and his career after graduating from college. He discusses the social atmosphere on campus, starting a college radio show, and other aspects of his Marist College life.