In 1841 Archbishop Hughes founded Fordham for all the Irish Catholic immigrants coming off the boat who needed opportunity, and so this is really our heritage,” said Fordham President Tania Tetlow, who marched in the parade with alumni, students, staff, and faculty.

Click here to see the interview on NBC 4 starting at the 7:36 minute mark.


Jane Martinez is director of media relations and deputy University spokesperson at Fordham. She can be reached at [email protected] or (347) 992-1815.