First-year college president to be inaugurated

By Justin Bostwick
November 6, 2008

Marie Angelella George, Ph.D. will be inaugurated as the seventh president of Cabrini College on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Thomas P. Nerney Field House in the Dixon Center from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The inauguration ceremony is expected to bring members of the board of trustees, faculty, students, alumni and staff to the campus. Although the actual inauguration
installation will take place on Nov. 15, inauguration events will begin on Nov. 9.

As of the spring semester of 2008, George had been selected president-designate, however it was not until July that she was granted the title.

For George, this is not her first time being associated with the title of president in her name. Before she settled in at Cabrini, she served as the vice president of Saint Anselm College.

While at Saint Anselm College, George served as the chief operating officer while she was also second-in-command to the president of the college.

Prior to being a part of Saint Anselm College, George was also the vice president at the University of Scranton. In addition to her work in Scranton, she was a faculty member at Kings College and College Misericordia.

Aside from being involved in the scholastic part of her life, George was the corporate vice president of human recourses at Mercy Hospital. Becoming the seventh president here at Cabrini College is not just a big deal to the faculty members, but also the students.

Junior exercise science major Carmen Trifeletti is excited to see the different approaches that George is planning to take. “I believe that a new president at this college is just what the student body needs. There have already been changes made and I am looking forward to seeing what else is going to come,” Trifeletti said.

On Friday, Nov. 14, there will be an inaugural mass held in honor of George and her accomplishments thus far. The mass will be taking place at 4 p.m. at Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of St. Joseph.

Prior to the inauguration installation, a robing breakfast for delegates and others participating in the procession will come together from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

An academic procession will proceed at 10 a.m. before the inguration and inagural lunch which will immediately follow the ceremony.

Following the procession, an Inaugural Gala is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The gala is open by invitation only.

One of the major attractions of the entire inauguration process is going to be the Black and White Formal.

Many students are expected to take part in attending the dance to show their school spirit and support for this prominent event.

The formal will take place on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 15, as a part of the post celebration of the inaugural installation ceremony in the mansion.

Cabrini is proud to honor its new president and is taking the time to let the campus community know how important this actually is.

An entire week is going to be dedicated in the name of George as she will be welcomed with the open arms.

Justin Bostwick

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