At this year's Convocation, Ernest Cline, author of this year's common reading book, Ready Player One, addressed the class of 2017. He presented the attendees with his life story; one filled with video games, Star Wars, and a rise to stardom. This seemingly average Ohio native is now an accomplished screen writer and author, all thanks to his enthusiasm for all things technological and science fictional.
Neither the new title of Assistant Director of Athletics for Operations nor the easy commute from Seaford to Rockville Centre had been the reasons for Matt Guercio's decision to apply for the job, but the prospect of working at Molloy College represented change in his life. After being employed for seven years as Coordinator of Athletic Operations and Special Events for Long Island University Post, Guercio knew he needed to get out of his comfort zone and take on a larger task."I had really outgrown my position at LIU Post. I was ready for a change, and it [Assistant Director of Athletics for Operations] was an opportunity that I couldn't turn down," said Guercio.
One of the most exciting and athletic events ever created for basketball is the Slam Dunk Contest. On Oct 11, at the Queally Gymnasium, Maroon Madness hosted several events. The 2013 Maroon Madness Slam Dunk contest was certainly the most exciting part of the night and lived up to ever expectation.
It was a special night for the Molloy Community as the Molloy College Athletic Department hosted Maroon Madness, on Oct 11, at the Quealy Gymnasium. The night represented the start of the 2013-14 basketball seasons and in spectacular fashion, the men's and women's basketball team were introduced in front of cheering fans, faculty, family, and staff. "We're excited about Maroon Madness and I think it's the biggest event we can pull off around this time," said Director of Athletics, Susan Cassidy-Lyke.
After presenting at the Career Prep workshop on Sept. 26, 2013, Geico's college recruiter Jeannie Toscano presented a $1,000 Achievement Award scholarship to junior, Kyle Brzoza.
Have you ever been asked to describe yourself in one word. Easy enough. But what if you had to do it in one photo? That's the premise of our new #MyMolloyLife contest happening over on Instagram starting on Monday, October 7, 2013. Here's what you have to do: Follow @Molloylife on Instagram, take a picture of what you consider your life in one photo to be (the items that best define you), and post it to your Instagram feed with the hashtag #MyMolloyLife. Be creative!
On October 7, members of the Panyu Polytechnic University of China's business office, along with students from the university met at Molloy to tour the campus and get a sense of what Molloy's prestigious business program is all about.
Last night, motivational speaker and beat-the-odds success story Joe Rhea returned to Molloy College to speak to student-athletes in the Madison Theatre on the school's Rockville Centre campus.At the age of 14, Rhea was paralyzed from the neck down after sustaining a football injury in one of his high school games. Numerous doctors and medical personnel told him to accept the fact that he would have to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. About a week later, some feeling returned to one of his legs and the doctors said if he was prepared to endure enormous amounts of pain and work harder than he could ever imagine, then he might be able to strengthen his body to be able to walk again.Well, Joe Rhea did just that.
Just two years removed from being one win away from capturing the East Coast Conference Championship, Molloy College women's soccer team is in the mix with a 1-1 East Coast Conference record and is 1-5 overall.
The 2012 season for the Molloy men's soccer team ended in a disappointment, finishing with an overall record of 7-10, and 3-6, in the East Coast Conference. The performance by the team was better than what their record showed, six times the Lions lost by just one goal in 2012.