October 2012

Join Manhattan College in the Hispanic Day Parade

Alumni, students, family and friends are invited to march along Fifth Avenue in this year's Hispanic Day Parade on Sunday, Oct. 14. The estimated step-off time for the College's unit is at 3 p.m. Please arrive no later than 2:15 p.m. for assembly. The parade will start at 12 p.m. on 46th Street at Fifth Avenue and will end at 5 p.m. at 69th Street. Participation in the parade and events will provide exceptional opportunities to demonstrate the College's support of the Hispanic community, which includes a growing number of Latino students at Manhattan in recent years, now totaling 21 percent of the freshman class.


A post-parade private reception including two hours of an unlimited tapas buffet with wine and beer will be held at San Martin Restaurant (143 East 49th St., New York, NY 10017) for the cost of $30 per person (plus tax/gratuity). For more information about the parade, please contact Joaquin Pradas '71 by email at jfxpradas@hotmail.com. Please let us know at alumni@manhattan.edu if you will be participating, as limited spaces are available to march.


Career Fair


Career Fair on Oct. 17
Representatives from about 80 companies will converge on the Manhattan College campus on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Draddy Gymnasium from 12-4 p.m. for the annual career fair. Students and alumni interested in job prospects, internships and co-op positions will have the opportunity to speak with representatives. The career fair serves as a chance to meet with potential employers, as well as a terrific networking opportunity to reconnect with other alumni, many of whom act as company representatives. Ken Kelly '54 is the coordinator of the event along with many alumni volunteers.


If you're interested in supporting Manhattan College students and alumni in other ways, the Center for Career Development offers many chances for alumni to get involved, including informational and mock interviews, job shadowing, site visits, resume and cover letter critique, and the alumni mentor program. For more information, contact Carol McTiernan by phone at (718) 862-7399 or email carol.mctiernan@manhattan.edu. To participate in future career fairs and on-campus recruitment as an employer, please contact Nadia Peters at nadia.peters@manhattan.edu.

Long Island Alumni Reception

Join the College on Thursday, Oct. 18 at The St. James (190 Second St., Mineola, NY) from 6-9 p.m. for an evening cocktail reception with Thomas McCarthy '06, director of alumni relations, Noah LeFevre, senior associate director of athletics, and Matt Grady, associate head coach of men's basketball. Jim O'Leary '75, proprietor of The St. James, will host the event, and the cost is $40 per person ($25 for young alumni from the classes of 2002-2012), which includes open bar and hors d'oeuvres. REGISTER»

MC Crew Alumni Row

The Manhattan College Crew team invites all to an alumni row at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Swindler Cove Park on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. with lunch to follow. The suggested donation to attend the event is $25 per individual or $50 for a family. Please RSVP by emailing crew@manhattan.edu.

California AlumniEvents
Manhattan College is coming back to California. Mark your calendars for the following dates and please join us for one (or more) of the events. For more information and to register, please visit http://manhattan.edu/alumni.


Please contact Ainsley Woakes, assistant director of Alumni Relations at (718) 862-7454 or email ainsley.woakes@manhattan.edu with any questions.



San Francisco Reception

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012
The Brick Yard (1787 Union St., San Francisco)
6–8 p.m.


Enjoy after-work drinks and appetizers with fellow Manhattan grads on historic Union Street. The cost of the event is $25 per person and includes two drinks and a selection of appetizers. Please RSVP by Sunday, Oct. 14. REGISTER»


Newport Beach Reception

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
The Cannery (3010 Lafayette Rd., Newport Beach)
6–8:30 p.m.


Join the College for an evening cocktail reception on the harbor. The event is $35 per person and includes drinks and a selection of hors d’oeuvres. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 17. REGISTER»


Los Angeles Alumni Breakfast

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
LA Market at JW Marriott LA Live Hotel (900 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles)
8–9:30 a.m.

Get your day started with fellow Jaspers at our Los Angeles gathering. Enjoy a classic breakfast and catch up with old college friends (and hopefully a few new ones). The cost of the breakfast is $30 per person. Please RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 18. REGISTER»


San Diego Happy Hour Wine Tasting

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
Wet Stone Wine Bar (1927 4th Ave., San Diego)

Relax and enjoy a casual wine and food pairing for $30 per person. Happy hour specials will also be available for purchase directly from the restaurant until 7 p.m. Please RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 18. REGISTER»


Basketball Preview


Basketball Season Preview on Oct. 25

The alumni relations office invites alumni and friends to come and greet Manhattan College's men's and women's coaches and learn more about the upcoming 2012-2013 season. The annual season preview will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in newly refurbished Draddy Gymnasium, adjacent to the Joseph P. Kearney '67 Track (guest parking available in the Draddy Lot). Enjoy food and drinks with fellow sports fans and discuss the teams' prospects and season outlook. The cost is $35 per person and includes beer, wine, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. REGISTER»

Open House Brunch


Open House Alumni Brunch

On Sunday, Oct. 28, the Alumni Relations office and President Brennan O'Donnell cordially invite you to attend our annual Open House Mass and Alumni Brunch, a special event for families with prospective students. Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers followed by a 10:30 a.m. brunch in Dante's Den. At 12 p.m., a welcome address will be made in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers. Advance reservations are required. REGISTER»


For more information about Admissions and Open House activities, visit manhattan.edu/admissions.

Athletic Hall of Fame


Athletic Hall of Fame to Induct Eight

The 2012 Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10. This year's inductees include: Richard Alexander '81 (track and field), James Amandola '02 (men's lacrosse), George Fisher '74 (golf), Fran Fraschilla (men's basketball coach), Sandy Gordon '88 (women's basketball), Bo Kucyna '81 (men's soccer), Travis Lyons '98 (men's basketball) and Tiffanie Poole '00 (track and field).


Mass will be held at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers, followed by cocktails at 5 p.m. in Dante's Den. The dinner and induction ceremony will take place in Smith Auditorium at 6 p.m. For more information about the event and to register, visit manhattan.edu/halloffame.

Michael Ledwidge


New York City Alumni Club Fall Reception

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 28 for a special networking reception entitled Why Thrillers Appeal to Us featuring author Michael Ledwidge '92. Michael is the author of three crime fiction novels and the co-author of eight worldwide bestselling thrillers written with James Patterson '69. The reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Mutual of America (320 Park Ave., New York, NY). The cost is $40 per person ($25 for 2002-2012 graduates), which includes hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and a copy of Ledwidge's I, Michael Bennett.REGISTER»

Gulf Coast Club Luncheon, Sarasota, FL

Join other Florida Jaspers on Friday, Nov. 30 for our Gulf Coast Luncheon. The luncheon, hosted by Neil O'Leary '60, will be held at the University Park Country Club (7671 The Park Blvd., Sarasota, FL) at 12 p.m. The cost of the event is $25 per person. For more information and to register, please contact Neil O'Leary '60 by phone at (941) 358-7720 or email cjoleary@yahoo.com.

Pregame Alumni Brunch and BB&T Classic: Manhattan v. GWU

On Sunday, Dec. 2, join the College in our nation's capital for a pregame brunch reception at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant (808 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C.) before Manhattan takes on George Washington University at the Verizon Center in this year's BB&T Classic. The reception will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is $35 per person. It includes a brunch buffet, refreshments and your choice of brunch beverage (mimosa or bloody mary).


After brunch, alumni, family and friends are invited to watch Manhattan play GWU at the 17th annual BB&T Classic. Maryland and George Mason will play in the second game of the double-header. The tentative start-time of the Manhattan game is 12:30 p.m. Purchase tickets (on sale Oct. 13) at ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit www.ccfdc.org/bbandt-classic.

News Spotlight

Thomas D. O'Malley '63, former chairman of the board of trustees, has committed $10 million toward the building of Manhattan College's new Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons. O'Malley's contribution is the largest gift in the College's history and will benefit a much-needed space for the growing campus community. Read more







Upcoming Events & Important Info

Represent Your Class!
The Alumni office welcomes volunteers to join your class committee and take part in organizing Reunion Weekend 2013. If your graduation year ends in either -8 or -3 and you're interested in helping to plan this special weekend or assist with raising funds for your anniversary class gift, let us know. For more information, email alumni@manhattan.eduor call (718) 862-7454.

South Jersey Alumni-Admissions Reception, Dec. 6
Share your experience with future Jaspers. Register

Radio City's Christmas Spectacular, Dec. 7
Get in the holiday spirit as Radio City celebrates 85 years of The Rockettes.

Manhattan vs. Marist (away): Pregame Alumni Reception
Visit with fellow alumni before the Jaspers take on the Red Foxes.

Reunion Weekend 2013, May 31-June 2, 2013

Attention Restaurant/Bar Owners
Do you or another Jasper you know own a restaurant or bar? We'd love to host an alumni event with you. Please let us know at alumni@manhattan.edu.



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