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Mary Holt Moore
Graduate School
Class of 1992

All through my education, my philosophy has been ‘educate that you may be free,’ from Thomas Davis, an Irish poet and nationalist. This is true for the Irish, but also for everyone. This is why we are active in outreach at The College of New Rochelle- at all the campuses, there is quite a history of outreach there.

Mary Holt Moore GS’92 was recently named the grand marshal for the 13th Annual Bronx Saint Patrick’s Day Parade held in Throggs Neck on Sunday, March 13.

While she attended The College of New Rochelle’s Graduate School, attaining her master's in Special Education, she was named Grand Marshal of the 230th New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in 1991, and won Special Education Teacher of the Year in 1992 from the New York City Department of Education.

Moore enrolled in weekend classes after her 8 children were grown. Moore said “the opportunity was great, I took weekend courses and they were very thorough. They gave me a great background. I had other practical experience, I had been teaching a while, but the teachers and other students gave me great experience that was beyond the textbooks.”

This is not the first time Moore has been recognized in the Irish Community. She was named Irish Woman of the Year four times, is the former president of the Bronx Gaelic League, an inductee of the North American Feis Commission’s Irish Cultural Hall of Fame, past trustee of the American Heritage Museum in Albany, received the Irish American Legislator’s Award, and the Irish American Unity Conference Award for Leadership in Irish Culture, among many other accolades.