We are excited and thrilled to announce that the 23rd and 2019 Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade Grand Marshal is ~~ Dr.  Drew Bogner
Dr. Bogner is the President of Molloy College, a Rockville Centre resident and a longtime friend and supporter of the Parade.  We can't wait until he marches up Maple Avenue leading the 23rd Parade on Saturday March 23rd 2019. Please join us in congratulating him.

Dr. Bogner is a Rockville Centre resident and has been the President of Molloy College since 2000. Under Dr. Bogner’s dynamic leadership, Molloy College has transformed itself from an unheralded local college to being recognized for its excellence by nearly every national publication. Specifically, among other kudos accorded Molly, it was (a) recently named the number eighteen (18) school in the nation for “added value” by The Wall Street Journal, joining a list that includes Harvard, Duke, Yale, Georgetown and Notre Dame; (b) named by Money Magazine as one of the Best Transformative Colleges in the nation; (c) prior to that, was named for two (2) consecutive years by Money Magazine as a Top Three “Best Value” national ranking, the only institution in the country to earn that honor; (d) rated a Top Ten “Best Value” college by College Values Online;  (e) has been highly rated in the Princeton Review; and (f) has been highly rated in U.S. News & World Report. 

     Consistent with this meteoric rise in the national collegiate rankings and consciousness, under Dr. Bogner’s tenure Molloy has (a) seen its enrollment rise from 2,200 to approximately 4,900 students, a staggering 125% increase; (b) added numerous Masters programs and three (3) doctoral programs; (c) added two (2) residence halls, with a third slated to open in the Fall of 2019; and (d) added a trading room for the Division of Business.

     Dr. Bogner serves on numerous boards, and received his doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Education. He, along with the three (3) charities, will be introduced and speak at the Fall Fundraiser.