August 2012



Last Chance To Take Advantage of New York Sports Club Corporate Discount

Join before Aug. 15 and pay $0 initiation fee (regularly $59). A one time $39 processing fee applies.


The Alumni Relations office is happy to announce a partnership with Town Sports International (parent company of New York Sports Club) to offer Manhattan College alumni a corporate membership discount of $74 a month for a one-year passport membership at any club, any time.
All classes are included, as well as a free fitness orientation with a personal trainer. Spouses/domestic partners and children over 14 are also eligible. The Sports Clubs Network offers more than 150 locations in the four major metropolitan areas in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, including New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. See clubs in your area.
To enroll as a new member, please complete the membership agreement and contact Barbara Lichtenberger, corporate wellness consultant for Town Sports International at (917) 351-6680 x1009 or via email at Existing members may also convert to the corporate membership and should reach out to Barbara for details.

Message from Alumni Society President
The Alumni Society is proud to conclude another successful year, which included 80 events and activities. Please read the yearly review from Alumni Society president, Joseph P. Dillon '62.



Construction Industry


Construction Industry Golf Wrap-Up
More than 120 golfers braved the summer heat and afternoon thunderstorms to participate in the 15th annual Construction Industry Golf Outing on July 23. This year's outing was held at Leewood Golf Club in Eastchester and included a welcome brunch, cocktail and dinner reception, and numerous awards and raffle prizes.


The tournament, founded by Joe Van Etten '57, raised $70,000 to benefit the civil engineering program. Thank you to all sponsors and attendees for your support and participation. View pictures from this year's outing and for more information about the outing, visit the alumni section of

Summer Baseball Outings


Summer Baseball Outings
To celebrate the 130th anniversary of the seventh-inning stretch, join the College for America's favorite pastime.


LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE TICKETS! Limited quantities still available.

New York Mets
On Wednesday, Aug. 8, come to Citi Field as the Mets face the Florida Marlins at 7:10 p.m. The cost of the loaded ticket is $75, which includes admission to the park and seating in the Shea Bridge Terrace (exclusively for Manhattan College alumni and guests), as well as $30 to use anywhere in the stadium (food, beverages, merchandise, etc.). Tickets are limited and advance registration is required. REGISTER»


New York Yankees

Later in the season, enjoy a private pregame reception with fellow Jaspers as the Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The cost of the event is $50 per person and includes admission to the park and access to the Malibu Rooftop Deck (exclusively for Manhattan College alumni and guests), all food and non-alcoholic beverages. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., and game time is 7:05 p.m. REGISTER»


A Day in The Hamptons

Alumni, friends and family living on or visiting Long Island on Saturday, Aug. 11 are invited to join the College for an afternoon cocktail reception at 3 p.m. on the East End at the Southampton Publick House (40 Bowden Square, Southampton, N.Y., 11968). The event, hosted by John Nason '52 and John Kirrane '78, will also include new chairman of the board of trustees, Ken Rathgeber '70. The cost per person is $45, and includes an open bar and a selection of hors d'oeuvres. REGISTER»

A Day at Monmouth Park Racetrack
The Jersey Shore Alumni Club invites you to join the College for a day at the races at the Monmouth Park Racetrack (175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, N.J., 07757) on Saturday, Aug. 18. The cost of the event is $35 per person and includes admission to the clubhouse, official track program, private trackside seating in the Turf Club (air-conditioned) and a buffet luncheon.



*Tickets may be picked up at the will call window at the entrance to the track at 12 p.m. For more information, please contact co-chair Jim O'Brien '60 by phone at (732) 859-3644.


Reunion weekend

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Presents Romeo & Juliet

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, alumni and guests are welcome to join the College at the breathtaking Boscobel grounds (1601 Route 9D, Garrison, N.Y., 10524) to experience Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers in a production of Romeo & Juliet. Enjoy a late summer evening and dine alfresco while overlooking the Hudson River and West Point. The play begins at 7 p.m., and the grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show. Manhattan's picnic, which includes sandwiches, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, begins at 5:15 p.m.




Transportation is available through HV Shakespeare from the Cold Spring Metro-North train station. Visit their website for more information. Limited tickets are still available.




Young Alumni Happy Hour
Graduates from the last 10 years are invited to happy hour at McFadden's NYC (800 2nd Ave., New York, N.Y.) on Thursday, Sept. 6. Relax after work and enjoy an open bar for $25 from 6-8 p.m. including top shelf drinks and bottled beers. Help spread the word on Facebook.


Alumni Soccer Game
The Manhattan College men's soccer team will be holding an alumni game on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Gaelic Park at 1:30 p.m. After the game, players, parents and alumni will also gather for a picnic. For more information on this event, please contact Tom Lindgren '78 by phone at (919) 761-8340 or email at



Annual Businessmen's retreat


21st Annual Businessmen's Retreat
Alumni and friends are invited to attend this year's men's retreat at the Bishop Molloy Retreat House (86-45 Edgerton Ave., Jamaica Estates, N.Y., 11432) during the weekend of Sept. 14-16. With a slate of engaging speakers in a spiritual, garden-enclosed setting, attendees are encouraged to strengthen their faith and carry it with them when the workweek starts again on Monday. Great fellowship and new (or renewed) friendships are just some benefits of the weekend.



*For more information, please contact Ed McEneney '59 by email at and see this year's flyer.


Washington D.C. Port City Brewery Tour & Tasting
The Alumni Club of Metro Washington D.C. is proud to announce its first event of the season. Join fellow alumni on Saturday, Sept. 29 for a private tasting and tour at Port City (3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, Va., 23304), a new artisanal brewery. The event, hosted by Elli Nesbitt '81, will begin at 11 a.m. and the tasting and tour will run about two hours. The cost is $10 per person and includes a Port City souvenir tasting glass. Payment may be made directly to Port City on the day of the event. For questions about the event, please contact Elli Nesbitt at (703) 623-4275. 


For those who would like to continue the fun afternoon, an optional lunch will follow at Ted's Montana Grill (2451 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, Va., 22314). Lunch will be a la carte and guests can pay the restaurant directly as well. 


Please let us know if you will be attending by Friday, Aug. 17. To R.S.V.P., please contact Ainsley Woakes at (718) 862-7454 or email

News Spotlight

Read the story of alumnus and cancer survivor, Dan Geelan '59, who started the organization Donate A, which provides chronically ill children with the opportunity to attend sports games and shows.







Have You "Liked" Us Yet?

Don't forget to check out the new Manhattan College Alumni Facebook page! "Like" our page to reconnect with old classmates and fellow alumni, stay updated on upcoming events, browse photos from past events and keep in contact with the College.Visit to see the new page.







Share Your News and Updates

Please keep the Alumni Relations and Marketing and Communication offices informed of any updates in your career and personal life. We are eager to receive your notice of promotions, advanced degrees, births, marriages, deceased notices and any ideas you might have for campus news. Please also notify us of any changes to your home address and business contact information.

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Alumni Travel Programs

Alumni Relations has partnered with several travel agencies to create exciting programs for you, your family and friends, to join other Jaspers on trips around the world. See the alumni website for more information and to book your trip today!






Alumni Society

Are you interested in joining the Alumni Society Board? Meetings are held four times throughout the academic year and volunteers are greatly needed. Please email to learn more.






Save the Date

March with Manhattan College in the New York City Hispanic Day Parade on Oct. 14, 2012. Lineup information and other details will be available soon.






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