June 2013

Reunion Weekend 2013



Thank you to the wonderful group of Jaspers who returned to Riverdale on May 31 – June 2 for the 144th reunion celebration! The weekend kicked off Friday with the Golden Anniversary cruise, Silver Anniversary dinner and young alumni reception. On Saturday, the fun continued with a variety of events, including the Class of 1963 brunch, BBQ on the Memorial Hall courtyard, performing arts showcase, wine tasting and a Reunion Vigil Mass. The highlight of the weekend was the celebration dinner under the tent on the Quad, followed by dessert and dancing in Smith Auditorium. More than 450 alumni, family and friends joined the festivities, helping to make the weekend a great success! Read more.



Jersey Shore Luncheon

Alumni and friends living in or visiting the Jersey Shore are invited to attend the annual luncheon on Friday, July 19 at 12 p.m at Spring Lake Manor (415 Route 71, Spring Lake, NJ). The luncheon, hosted by Bill Harkins ’67, is $30 per person and includes a sit-down lunch including salad, a choice of four entrees, dessert and a glass of beer or wine. REGISTER»

Construction Industry Golf Tournament

On Monday, July 22, the 16th annual Construction Industry Golf Tournament will take place at Leewood Golf Club (1 Leewood Drive, Eastchester, NY). The tournament is sponsored by the Manhattan College Alumni Society and tournament earnings benefit the civil engineering department. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and shotgun tee-off will be at 12 p.m. Visit the Construction Industry webpage for more information about the tournament and to register.

Saratoga Day at the Races



The Manhattan College Alumni Society and Capital District Alumni Club invite alumni and guests to a day at the races followed by a dinner reception on Friday, July 26. The day will kick off at 1:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Race Course (267 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY) for lunch in the Turf Terrace. Later in the evening, guests are welcomed to The Inn at Saratoga (231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY) for cocktails, dinner and live entertainment.



Track Only: $70 per person (includes admission to the track, Turf Terrace, luncheon and two cocktails)

Dinner Only: $75 per person

Track & Dinner Package: $135 per person



Sail on San Francisco Bay


On Saturday, July 27, Jaspers are invited to meet at Berkeley Yacht Club for an afternoon sail around the bay. Two sailings will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (please arrive at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., respectively, to allow time to distribute life jackets). Two boats with skippers have been arranged for the group, and rides will last about an hour and a half. Lunch will also be provided. Each boat has a six person capacity. Please note that no children under the age of 6 are allowed. Before or after sailing, guests are welcome to hang out at the yacht club bar. This event is offered at no cost to those who attend aside from beverages purchased directly from the yacht club.


To reserve your space, please contact Steve Burchik '67 at (925) 998-9433 or steveburchik@yahoo.com.

Mets v. Rockies Alumni Outing

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


Staten Island Yankees Outing
The Staten Island Alumni Club invites alumni to watch the Staten Island Yankees take on the Lowell Spinners on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Enjoy the game from a luxury suite with outdoor seating. Manhattan College alumni will be welcomed on the centerfield high definition LED board and the game will be followed by fireworks. Tickets are limited and cost $35 each.


To reserve your tickets, please return the completed registration form and check to Ken Toomey '93, 194 Crystal Ave., Staten Island, NY 10302. Please make checks payable to the Manhattan College Alumni Club of Staten Island. Please note the deadline to order tickets is July 10.

A Day in the Hamptons

Alumni, family and friends living on or visiting Long Island are invited to join the College for an afternoon cocktail reception at the Southampton Publick House (40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY) from 3 – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10. The price of the event is $35 per person which 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 Avenue, Oceanport, NJ) on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 12 p.m. 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, hosted by Jim O'Brien ’60 & Ken Kelly ’54. REGISTER»

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Outing

Alumni and guests are invited to join the College on the breathtaking Boscobel grounds to experience Shakespeare's production of All’s Well That Ends Well. Enjoy a late summer evening and dine alfresco while overlooking the Hudson River and West Point on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Tickets are $45 (including picnic and performance) and will be available at the will call desk for registered guests.

Manhattan's gathering will take place prior to the performance – the grounds to Boscobel open at about 5 p.m. and the picnic will begin at about 5:20 p.m. Guests are typically asked to begin cleaning their areas by 6:30 p.m. and the performance starts promptly at 7 p.m. REGISTER»


Teacher John O'Neill '86 co-created the musical Letters to Daddy to make students more aware of the day-to-day challenges kids face in an effort to curb the rise in bullying. Read more.

Four Manhattan College graduates have been accepted into the Lasallian Volunteers Service Program. Read more.




Jasper Open 2013

The 25th anniversary of the Jasper Open was held on Monday, May 6 at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, NY. We extend our thanks and gratitude to the more than 100 golfers and guests who participated in the event, which raised more than $125,000 to benefit our students. See photos from the 2013 Jasper Open.




Jaspers on Social Media

Stay up to date with our official Manhattan College alumni presence on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Please like, join and follow us today. from the 2013 Jasper Open.




Alumni Travel Program

The Alumni Relations office has partnered with several travel agencies to create exciting programs for you and your family and friends to join other Jaspers around the world. Our upcoming programs include the Mediterranean Inspirations Cruise (Oct. 18 - 29, 2013) and a trip to Southern Italy (Oct. 25 - November 2, 2013). Don't miss out on these wonderful opportunities to travel wtih other Manhattan graduates.




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 alumni@manhattan.edu and tell us more. Be sure to stay up to date with our calendar of events.






Become a Mentor

The mentor program provides opportunities for Manhattan College students to gain insight into their intended careers by being paried with professionals, generally alumni in those careers. Students grow educationally, personally and professionally as they learn about the responsibilities and employment options within their career path. The program is always looking for new members in all fields to assist our students. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Alison Landy, assistant mentor program coordinator at alison.landy@manhattan.edu or (718) 862-7239. Learn more about the mentor program.





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