Marist College

Curriculum Focus: Liberal Arts, Business, Communication, Computer/IT

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Marist College, recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, Time, and "The Princeton Review," and by "Barron's Best Buys in College Education," is noted for its leadership in the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process.

Founded in 1929, Marist's 210 acre campus overlooks the Hudson River in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital.

What started as a school for the training of future Marist Brothers has developed into one of the leading colleges of the arts and sciences in the nation. Marist is ecumenical in character and reflects the ideals of the founder of the Marist Brothers, St. Marcellin Champagnat: commitment to excellence in education, a pursuit of higher human values, and dedication to the principle of service.

Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect and character required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is housed under the college's Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA).  Marist College is proud to be one of the original colleges sponsoring the HEOP program since its inception in 1969. 

HEOP students receive a broad range of innovative services including academic, career and personal counseling, individual and small group tutoring, leadership training and workshops designed to develop whole student.

Marist College

3399 North Road

Poughkeepsie, New York, 12601


HEOP Contact Information

Name: Mary Canto Rice
Phone: 845-575-3204
Fax: 845-575-3195
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"The primary objective of The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is to help provide a broad range of services to the student, who because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend college, yet has the potential and desire to obtain a college degree. HEOP is sponsored jointly by the State Education Department and the College."

"HEOP is funded jointly by the University and the New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and programming activities are supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Education Department."