“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.