Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Plans are nearly complete for Jim Fahey's retirement mixer on Friday, April 30, 4-7 p.m., hosted by the School of Communication and the Arts. We have extended the deadline for RSVPs to Monday night, April 26. If you have not received an invitation or responded yet, please reply with by clicking here. If you have responded and plan to attend please note the following change in room location.
The mixer will be held in the Fontaine Building, 3rd Floor, Henry Hudson Room.
We have received only a few responses to our call for contributions to Jim's memory book, which will contain photos, letters, and other memorabilia. Please contribute letters, personal notes, or even photos that Jim can keep to remind him of former students, colleagues, and his days at Marist.
Visit the Fahey Farewell Blog (http://faheyfarewell.blogspot.com) and leave comments on the blog, upload documents and images, and even leave audio messages.
If you prefer, you may send materials to School of Communication and the Arts (LT213), Marist College, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 ATTN: Fahey Farewell; or e-mail FaheyFarewell@gmail.com.
For those traveling from out of area, please visit the "Travel and Directions" page on the Fahey Farewell Blog.
Follow the Fahey Farewell Blog and @faheyfarewell on Twitter (http://twitter.com/faheyfarewell) for updates. Help us spread the word by forwarding news and retweeting our updates.
We will also project a live Fahey Farewell Twitterfall throughout the mixer. If you cannot join us, please tweet a message to Jim, between 4 and 7 p.m., and include the trend topic #faheyfarewell in your tweet.
Finally, we will open a special Skype conference line for callers who would like to congratulate Jim in person. The Skype line will be open 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. To join the call you must be added beforehand to our FaheyFarewell Call Group. To join the group, please send an e-mail to email@example.com with your Skype name, intention to participate, and other contact points -- no later than Thursday noon, April 29.
This is it! let's rally for Jim!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Jim will retire from Marist at the end of the spring 2010 semester after teaching here for 25 years. Jim retired from IBM in 1990, after 28 years of service, as manager of communication and community relations in Poughkeepsie. During his time with IBM he taught as an adjunct instructor in Marist's undergraduate communication program from 1985 until he assumed his current full-time position as associate professor of communication at Marist.
As a member of the Marist faculty, Jim taught courses in public speaking, public relations, and organizational communication. Since he taught all sections of the mandatory public relations course in the public relations/organizational communication sequence, almost every student who graduated from Marist with a concentration in public relations over the last two decades has enjoyed Jim's classes. All together, Jim's grade books (yes, he kept every one!) indicate that Jim taught approximately 4,000 students at Marist.
Those who know Jim have come to love and respect his immaculate appearance (coat and tie, every day), his warm smile and sense of humor, his infinite supply of stories and anecdotes from the public relations field, his professional advice, and his caring attitude for students. Ask Jim, though, how he would like to be remembered and he will tell you, "Tough but fair!"
We will miss Jim on campus but I'm sure we will continue to hear from him and see him at Marist sporting events and reunions for many years to come as he continues to mentor us and offer advice. We hope that many of Jim's friends, colleagues, and current and former students will attend the April 30 farewell. If you plan to attend, please send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to contact the School of Communication and the Arts front office. Provide your name, telephone number, and e-mail address and we will send you an invitation with information about the event.
Please honor Jim as he approaches retirement and help us make his send-off special by contributing a few memories (new posts, comments, letters, photos, voice messages, stories, etc.) on this blog -- just click the appropriate pages. You can select from the following pages that have links at the top of this page: Jim's Photo Pages, Jim'sTestimonials, and Jim's Social Media Page.
Mark A. Van Dyke
Associate Professor, Communication