March 2013

A Message from your Alumni Society President

Alumni Society President, Joe Dillon '62, shares various College updates and current society initiatives. Read more.

St. Patrick's Day EventsParade


President to Speak at Westchester Friendly Sons Dinner

President Brennan O’Donnell will join the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in the County of Westchester as keynote speaker at their 59th annual dinner on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY. The Society has a longstanding tradition of Jaspers counted amongst its membership and current leadership includes Matt McCrosson ’72, president, and James Landy ’76, chairman of the board of stewards. For more information about the event and for dinner and journal registrations visit the Friendly Sons online or download response form.


Long Island St. Patrick's Day Luncheon

On Thursday, March 14 at 12 p.m., join fellow Jaspers for a wonderful afternoon of reminiscing, meeting and greeting, and networking at the annual Long Island St. Patrick's Day Luncheon, hosted by Tom Connolly '58. The luncheon will be held at The Inn at New Hyde Park (214 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY). The cost of the event is $35 and includes traditional Irish fare. To RSVP, please contact Tom Connolly at (914) 779-5664.


Washington, D.C. St. Patrick's Day Alumni Reception

Join the College and alumni hosts Tony Kavanagh ’82 and Elli Nesbitt ’81 for an after-work gathering at James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant & Bar (1 Dupont Circle NW, Washington D.C.) on Thursday, March 14 from 6 - 9 p.m. The event is $30 per person and includes a selection of hors d'oeuvres and finger foods, as well as two drink tickets. Advance registration required. REGISTER»


NYC Pre-Parade Breakfast
On Saturday, March 16, join us for a special breakfast reception at Club Quarters Hotel (40 W. 45th St., between Fifth & Sixth avenues, New York, NY) from 10 - 11:30 a.m. before the parade steps off. Alumni and friends are welcome to attend for $35 per person and we are happy to offer a special student price of $20 per person. REGISTER»


NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade
All 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. Assembly will begin at 11:15 a.m. on West 45th St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Step off is 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. For general information about the parade, visit

Alumni and Accepted Students Receptions

Several receptions are held throughout the year in key recruitment areas for the College. William Bissett, vice president for enrollment management, and Thomas Mauriello, vice president for College advancement, cordially invite you to join Manhattan College at one or more of the following complimentary receptions to network with fellow alumni and share your Manhattan experience with future Jaspers.


Puerto Rico

Tuesday, March 12 at The San Juan Hotel & Casino (6064 Isla Verde Ave., Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico) at 7 p.m. REGISTER»



Thursday, March 21 at the Seaport Boston Hotel at the World Trade Center (1 Seaport Ln., Boston, MA) at 6:30 p.m. REGISTER»



Tuesday, March 26 at the Hyatt Regency (50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables, FL) at 7 p.m. REGISTER»


Central New Jersey

Sunday, April 7 at Navesink Country Club (50 Luffburrow Ln., Red Bank, NJ) at 2 p.m., hosted by William Dooley ’75, member, Board of Trustees. REGISTER»


San Francisco

Thursday, April 18 at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (1055 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA) at 6:30 p.m. REGISTER»

MAAC Basketball Tournament


The 2013 MAAC Championships will take place from March 7 - 11 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. A limited number of tickets behind the bench at the first men's basketball game are available for $30 and may be purchased through the College's Athletic department. Contact Chrissy Gutenberger at (718) 862-7297 or email


Keep up with tournament information at, and details regarding an alumni reception to follow.

Florida Alumni Events



Southwest Florida Spring Luncheon

On Sunday, March 10, join the College for a pre-luncheon reception at 11:30 a.m. at the home of Jim Connors '57 (3440 Lakemont Dr., Bonita Springs, FL.). A brunch buffet will follow at 1 p.m. at Pelican Nest Golf Club (4450 Pelicans Nest Dr., Bonita Springs, FL). The cost for this event is $25 per person and advance registration is required. REGISTER»


The Villages Alumni Reception
Join host Jack Lyons '62 for a luncheon reception in The Villages on Monday, March 11. The luncheon will be held at 12 p.m. at Amelia's Restaurant at The Waterfront Inn (1105 Waterfront Dr., The Villages, FL) and is $25 per person. Advance registration is required. REGISTER»


Winter Park/Orlando Alumni Luncheon
Join the College for a luncheon reception on Tuesday, March 12 at 12 p.m. at Tolla’s Café (240 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Winter Park, FL). The event will be hosted by Michael Kakos '58. The cost of this event is $25 per person and includes a three-course lunch with choice of entrée. Advance registration is required. REGISTER»


West Palm Beach Golf Outing & Reception
Alumni host Peter McDermott '67 invites Jaspers to Iron Horse Country Club (8055 Ironhorse Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL), owned by Tom O'Malley '63, on Wednesday, March 13 for a day of golf and an evening reception (golf optional). Please visit registration page for package options and pricing. REGISTER» For more information, contact the Alumni Relations office by phone at (718) 682-7977 or email


Gulf Coast Alumni Luncheon
On Friday, March 15 at 12 p.m., Gulf Coast alumni are invited to University Park Country Club (7671 The Park Blvd., Sarasota, FL) for the annual luncheon hosted by Neil O'Leary '60. The luncheon is $25 per person and checks can be made out to Neil O'Leary. To RSVP, please contact Neil at (941) 358-7720 or


Pre-Parade Gathering (Naples/Bonita Springs)
Southwest Florida alumni are invited back to the home of Jim Connors ’57 (3440 Lakemont Dr., Bonita Springs, FL) to enjoy a hot Irish dinner at his annual pre-parade gathering. The gathering will be held on Friday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. and a $20 donation to support this event will be collected at Jim's home. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to or (718) 862-7454.


St. Patrick's Day Parade (Naples)
Come march with other Jaspers in the 35th Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. The group will meet at St. Ann's Church (475 9th Ave. S, Naples, FL) at 10:30 a.m. and step off at 11 a.m. A private reception at the Cove Yacht Club (900 Broad Ave. S, Naples, FL) will be held immediately following the parade. For more information, contact Jim Connors '57 by phone at (239) 495-3616 or email


Alumni Lunch at the Culinary Institute of America (N. California)
Napa Valley and Bay Area alumni are invited to join hosts Steve Laruccia '67 and Steve Burchik '67 for an afternoon lunch at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone (2555 Main St., St. Helena, CA) on Saturday, March 23 at 12:30 p.m. Space is limited for this unique event. Entrées range from $19 - $30, participants may pay the restaurant directly. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Steve Laruccia at

NYPD Deputy Chief Beltran on Law Enforcement Technology


On Tuesday, April 9, alumni are invited to attend this special presentation featuring Deputy Chief Ruben Beltran, Executive Officer, Office of Information Technology of the New York Police Department. Deputy Beltran has served in the Management Information Systems Division, Office of the Police Commissioner and Real Time Crime Center and will speak about the department's technological advances and practical applications for policing New York City. The presentation, sponsored by the Manhattan College Latino Alumni Club and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Scala Academy Room, located on campus in the Leo Engineering Building. A networking reception for student and alumni attendees will follow the presentation.

Scholarship Reception
The Presidential Reception Celebrating Scholarship Donors and Student Recepients will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Café 1853. For more information, please contact Mary Ellen Malone, director of planned giving, at (718) 862-7976 or

Bergen County Alumni Reception
Join alumni host George Skau ’59 for his annual dinner reception at Ramsey Country Club (105 Lakeside Dr., Ramsey, NJ) on Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Steve Masiello, head coach of the men’s basketball team will be in attendance to speak about the season. The event is $45 per person and includes a salad, entrée, dessert, refreshments and a complimentary cocktail. A cash bar will also be available. Advanced registration is required. REGISTER»

Save The Dates


FSAC Reception

Join the College for the 11th annual Financial Services Advisory Council (FSAC) reception on Tuesday evening, April 30 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the University Club of New York. This year’s featured speaker is Thomas Curry ’72, Comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. REGISTER»


25th Annual Jasper Open

The College's premier golf event will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, N.Y. For more information on how to be a part of this special event visit


Reunion Weekend, May 31 - June 2, 2013

Reunion weekend


All Jaspers are invited to participate in the exciting lineup of events planned for the 2013 Reunion Weekend. Learn more about the schedule of events, accommodations and registration information.


Our New York City location provides Manhattan College students with the unique opportunity to intern at world class organizations while still in school. Read more.

Manhattan College theologian John R. Wilcox, professor emeritus of religious studies, recently published a book outlining challenges Catholic colleges and universities face with diminishing numbers of clergy members on campus. Read more.







Alumni Travel Program

Mediterranean Inspirations Cruise
(Oct. 18 - 29, 2013)
Travel with Manhattan College alumni on a Mediterranean adventure aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant Marina on this 12 day trip. View trip details.

Southern Italy
(Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2013)
Explore the beauty of Southern Italy with other Manhattan College alumni from Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2013. View trip details.







Represent Your Class!

The Alumni office welcomes volunteers to join their class committees and take part in organizing Reunion Weekend 2013. If your graduation year ends in either -3 or -8 and you're interested in helping us plan this special weekend or assist with raising funds for your anniversary class gift, let us know! For more information email or call (718) 862-7432.






Event Suggestions

Do you have an idea for an alumni event and know of other Jaspers in your area? We would love to hear from you. Please contact the Alumni Relations office at and tell us more. Be sure to stay up to date with our calendar of events.






Manhattan Memories

Do you have photos from your time at Manhattan that you'd like to share? We'd love to feature your photos and Manhattan memories on our Facebook page! Email your favorite picture(s) to the Alumni Relations office at with a brief description and the year it was taken and keep an eye on our Facebook page. We can't wait to see your submissions.






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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