On Oct. 16, representatives from the St. Patrick’s Day Foundation, which supervises the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan, recognized Fordham for its participation in the parade on March 17.
The parade drew nearly 400 members of the Fordham community, whose marching performance earned Fordham first place in the Universities category.
It was the second consecutive win for Fordham in the category. Accepting the award on the University’s behalf at the ceremony at Cathedral High School was Shannon Hirrel Quinn, FCRH ’10, assistant director of alumni relations, NYC programming.
Michael J. Dowling, GSS ‘74, president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health, served as Grand Marshall for the parade. A native of Limerick and a former professor of social policy and assistant dean at Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Services, Dowling is believed to be the first head of a hospital to lead the 255-year-old parade.