St. Francis Academic Building Dedicated to Frank and Mary Macchiarola
September 30, 2009
Brooklyn – Assemblywoman Joan Millman was pleased to join St. Francis College faculty, staff, students and alumni, along with government officials and others in dedicating the college’s new, state-of-the-art academic building to Dr. Frank and Mrs. Mary Macchiarola. In his twelve years as president of St. Francis, Dr. Macchiarola transformed the institution in countless ways. A graduate of St. Francis himself, Dr. Macchiarola had a distinguished career in the areas of public service, academia, law and executive management prior to serving as president of the college. “Frank and Mary Macchiarola cultivated an environment that truly has made St. Francis the small college of big dreams,” said Millman. “Personally, I have heard several St. Francis graduates’ success stories. In my remarks, I shared the story of a troubled young man that Frank took under his wing and mentored. The young man eventually flourished and now claims that St. Francis College ‘saved his life.’ It was an honor to celebrate this momentous occasion with Frank and Mary and their many well-wishers.” The new academic center is home to a three-story library, high-definition TV production studio, computer labs and “smart” classrooms. St. Francis College is located at 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights.