Maria Speaker Series: Dr. Anthony Ferraioli & NewsChannel 13, Dan Bazile

 Familiar Faces to Capital District viewers speaking at Maria College

 ALBANY, NY, September 23, 2015 –Maria College is kicking off a speaker series on Thursday October 15th at 6:00 pm with Dr. Anthony Ferraioli and Channel 13 anchor and reporter, Dan Bazile. 

The free event, open to the public is hosted by Maria College’s Bachelor's degree in Psychology Program and the Psychology and the Media class.  Their topic is, “How news media uses experts to educate the public about current issues in the news".

Both speakers are familiar faces to area viewers.  Dr. Anthony Ferraioli, a local physician who specializes in psychiatry and author of four books sits down regularly with NewsChannel 13, Dan Bazile, discussing topics, on his Weekend Today program, from marriage and parenting to what to look for if you suspect a loved one is using heroin. 

According to Maria President Lea Johnson, “Maria College is pleased to offer a free event like this to Capital District residents.  It is an opportunity for our community to engage with our neighbors by bringing in subject matter experts on timely and relevant topics, like the one hosted by our Psychology faculty and students on October 15th.” 

Space is limited.  Please RSVP by October 1st via phone: (518) 861-2517 or email: communication@mariacollege.edu  Tickets will be held at the door located in Marian Hall Room 105.  Light refreshments will be served.

 About Maria College

Maria College is a baccalaureate nonprofit, independent, co-educational institution, founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy, and is one of 16 colleges and universities in the United States sponsored by the Conference for Mercy Higher Education.  The College serves traditional and non-traditional students through day, evening, weekend and online classes. A student focused and highly affordable private college in Albany, NY with a 99% placement rate—according to 2014 survey.