Felician Community Shows its Colors During Green Out Event

The Felician community proudly wore its colors when students, faculty and staff filled the bleachers for the College’s men’s and women’s basketball games on January 29 at the Job Gymnasium on the Rutherford campus.

“Green Out” night, which garnered twice the attendance of the average regular season Golden Falcons home games, included special events organized by student volunteers.

"The Department of Athletics was excited to host the Green Out event,” said Ben DiNallo Jr., Director of Athletics at Felician College. “The energy in our gymnasium was tremendous and I know our student-athletes were appreciative. It is so exciting to see our college community rally and support our student-athletes.”

Felician College President Dr. Anne Prisco was one of the many enthusiastic supporters at the event.

"Athletics plays such an important role in the college experience, and this was a fabulous way to bring the entire community together," said Dr. Prisco.

Special events included a fundraiser to benefit the National Make-A-Wish Foundation. Members of the softball team manned the bake sale table, while the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee collected donations at the door.

The women’s game halftime festivities featured an intrasquad contest of the fifth-grade Rutherford travel basketball team.

During the halftime of the men’s game, the Athletics department honored senior women’s soccer standout Allie Couzo as the NJAIAW Woman of the Year for Felician College.

"What a wonderful honor for Allie, who has shown excellence on the playing field and in the classroom. I'm so proud of her and of all of Felician's student-athletes who are shining examples of the College's Franciscan tradition," said Dr. Prisco.