March 2012

A Message from Your Alumni Director
We hope you enjoy this inaugural issue of Alumni Connection, a new broadcast e-newsletter specifically for Manhattan College alumni. Whether your tie to the College is athletic or academic, professional or social, the Alumni Connection will highlight a variety of events on campus and regional gatherings throughout the country. Additionally, this monthly e-newsletter will keep you informed and up-to-date about important news, alumni services and benefits.


Manhattan Monthly, which caters to a broader audience, will continue its scheduled distribution later in the month. As we move forward with improvements to our marketing and media strategies, we'll be better equipped to enhance your overall alumni experience. We're proud of where we are and excited for where we're headed. We welcome your feedback and hope you'll join us at an upcoming event. Go Jaspers!


Thomas McCarthy, March 2012

Southwest Florida Alumni Luncheon
Alumni, spouses and friends are welcome to join the College on Sunday, March 11, for a pre-luncheon reception at 11:30 a.m. at the home of Jim Connors '57 (3440 Lakemont Dr., Bonita Springs, Fla.). Connect with fellow Jaspers and meet Ainsley Woakes, assistant director of alumni relations. A brunch buffet will follow at 1 p.m. at Pelicans Nest Golf Club (4450 Pelicans Nest Dr., Bonita Springs, Fla.). The cost for this event is $25 per person, advanced registration required. For more information, contact Ainsley Woakes by phone at (718) 862-7454 or email


Gulf Coast Alumni Luncheon
Gulf Coast alumni are invited to a luncheon on Wednesday, March 14, hosted by Neil O'Leary '60 at 12 p.m. at the University Park Country Club (7671 The Park Blvd., Sarasota, Fla.). For more information, contact Neil by phone at (941) 358-7720 or email

Long Island St. Patrick's Day Gathering
Join the College and Long Island alumni for this year's St. Patrick's Day luncheon. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 15, at the Inn at New Hyde Park (214 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, N.Y.) at 12 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. For registration information, please contact Tom Connolly '58 by phone at (914) 779-5664 or email at

New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade
Alumni, family and friends are invited to march in the largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the world, led by the Manhattan College Pipes and Drums and the Gaelic Society, on Saturday, March 17. Assembly will start at 11:15 a.m. on West 45th St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues, stepping off around 12 p.m., and Manhattan will be the first group on the block. Marchers are required to purchase a sash (available at the line of march for $5 from the Gaelic Society). Join us for a special breakfast reception at Club Quarters, (40 West 45th St.) from 10-11:30 a.m. at a cost of $30 per alumni/friend and $15 per student. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. REGISTER >>

Naples, Fla., St. Patrick's Day Events
Southwest Florida alumni are welcome to attend a pre-parade gathering hosted by Jim Connors '57 on Friday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at his home to enjoy a hot Irish dinner (3440 Lakemont Dr., Bonita Springs, Fla.). A $20 donation to support this event will be collected at Jim's home. To R.S.V.P., please contact Ainsley Woakes by phone at (718) 862-7454 or email


We also encourage you to march with other Jaspers in the 34th Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 17. The group will meet at St. Ann's Church (475 9th Ave. S., Naples, Fla.) at 10:30 a.m. and step off at 11 a.m. A private reception at the Cove Yacht Club will be held immediately following the parade. For more information, contact Jim Connors '57 by phone at (239) 495-3616 or email

Staten Island Communion Breakfast
Join the Manhattan College Staten Island regional alumni chapter on Sunday, March 18, at Blessed Sacrament Church (1091 Forest Ave., Staten Island, N.Y.). Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m. by Monsignor Peter Finn '60. A communion breakfast will follow at 9 a.m. at the Kings Arms Diner. The cost of the breakfast is $16. Please make checks out to Manhattan College Alumni Club of Staten Island and mail payment to 194 Crystal Ave, Staten Island, N.Y. 10302. Please include your name and contact information. For more information, please contact Kenneth Toomey '93 at (917) 418-7241.

Catholic Alumni Networking Reception
Alumni are invited to participate in the New York City Catholic Alumni Networking Reception sponsored by Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens. Tickets are limited to this premier cocktail reception, being held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 19, at the New York Athletic Club (180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019). The Master of Ceremonies is broadcast personality and Manhattan alum Jim Ryan '60. The cost is $25, which includes hors d'oeuvres and open bar. For more information contact Martin Haggerty at (718) 722-6099 or email


Alumni and Admissions Receptions
Alumni are invited to several regional receptions to network with fellow alumni and share their Manhattan experiences with future Jaspers. The receptions, which are being hosted by Tom Mauriello, vice president of college advancement, and William Bisset, vice president of enrollment management, are free but advanced registration is required. To R.S.V.P., please email or call (718) 862-7432.

Boston | March 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Seaport Boston Hotel Lighthouse Level (1 Seaport Ln., Boston, Mass.)


San Francisco | March 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep Dining Hall (1055 Ellis St., San Francisco, Calif.)


Washington, D.C. | April 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. John's College High School (2607 Military Rd. NW, Chevy Chase, D.C.)

An Evening at the Irish Repertory Theatre
The New York City alumni club is pleased to invite alumni to attend a performance of Beyond the Horizon, Eugene O'Neill's critically acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The show beginsat 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 W. 22nd St., New York, N.Y.). Limited tickets are available at $60 each.REGISTER >>

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A Look Ahead at Upcoming April Events:

Jaspers of Arizona April 19

San Francisco After-Work Mixers April 4 & 17 and May 17 & 22

Latino Alumni Club Event & Reception April 19

Bergen County Reception April 26


Featured Events

Jasper Open Golf Tournament - Monday, May 7

Reunion Weekend - June 1-3

Historic Photo

Brother Jasper of Mary, FSC, Manhattan College's first athletic director and unintentional creator of baseball's Seventh Inning Stretch, pictured with the baseball team in 1886.

Alumni Society Corner

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