September 2013

College Mourns Loss of Two Former Board Members

Martin H. Schmidt Jr. '51, a former member and chair of the board of trustees at Manhattan College, honorary degree recipient and business leader, died on July 29 at the age of 85. Read more.


Muriel "Mickie" Siebert, a woman of many firsts in the business world, including becoming the first female member of the New York Stock Exchange, and a former member of Manhattan College's board of trustees, died on Aug. 24. Read more.

Upcoming Baseball Outings

Nationals vs. Phillies

Sunday, Sept. 15
The Washington, D.C. alumni club invites Jaspers to watch the Nationals take on the Phillies. Game time is 1:35 p.m. and tickets can be picked up prior to the game at the will-call window. Tickets are located in section 409 and are $17 each. Tickets are limited and advance registration is required. REGISTER». For more information, please contact Elli Nesbitt '81 at


Yankees vs. Rays

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Join Manhattan College on the Malibu Rooftop Deck as the Yankees, in the heat of the wild card race, take on the Tampa Bay Rays and enjoy a private pregame reception with fellow Jaspers. The cost of the event is $45 per person and includes admission to the park, seating in section 406, access to the Malibu Rooftop Deck and all food and non-alcoholic beverages. The pregame reception will take place from 5 - 6:30 p.m., after which time the Rooftop Deck will be open to the public and complimentary food and beverages will no longer be available. Manhattan guests are welcome to remain on the Rooftop Deck or find their seats. The game will begin at 7:05 p.m. REGISTER»

34th Annual America's Cup Sailboat Race

Sunday, Sept. 8



San Francisco area Jaspers are invited to watch two of the final races of America's Cup! Admission to the Marina Green is free, and there is no charge to watch the races while standing. For those who prefer not to stand, a number of tickets are available for the west grandstand on the Marina Green. Tickets are $75 each and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are expected to sell out long before race day, so don't miss this great opportunity to watch the races.


The first race begins at 1:10 p.m., and the second race begins at 2:10 p.m. There will be plenty of pre-and post-race events to see and enjoy.


Alumni and guests are encouraged to join the group early. To reserve tickets, please contact Steve Burchik '67 at (925) 998-9433 or

Attend Career Fairs this Fall as an Employer or Job Seeker

Traditionally, Manhattan College has hosted one career fair during the Fall. This year, the Career Pathways office will host three new fairs to better serve the needs of students and employers.


Alumni as Employers

Is your company looking to hire talented interns and full-time hires? If so, please visit the website to register or contact Malla Haridat, associate director, employer outreach & alumni specialist, at or (718) 862-7239.


Alumni as Job Seekers

If you are looking for a job, please consider attending. We encourage you to visit the website for more details.


Business Expo

Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 2-5 p.m. in Smith Auditorium

All students are invited with a special emphasis on the School of Business and the School of Arts.


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Career Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 12-4 p.m. in Draddy Gymnasium

All students are invited with a special emphasis on the School of Engineering and the School of Science. Co-sponsored by the Alumni Society.


Civil Engagement & Not-for-Profit Fair

Tuesday Oct. 1 from 2-5 p.m. in Smith Auditorium

All students are invited.

22nd Annual Businessmen's Retreat

Friday, Sept. 13 - Sunday, Sept. 15


Alumni and friends are invited to attend this year's men's retreat at the Bishop Molloy Retreat House (86-45 Edgarton Ave., Jamaica Estates, N.Y.). One of the College's most beloved personalities, Br. Robert Berger, associate professor of religious studies, will be this year's featured speaker. Many of you fondly remember Br. Robert as a friend or adviser from your cherished days at Manhattan.


With a slate of engaging speakers, attendees are encouraged to strengthen their faith and carry it with them when the work week starts again on Monday. Read more about and register for this year's retreat.

Center for Ethics Inaugural Event

Thursday, Sept. 19

Manhattan College's Center for Ethics recently re-launched and has expanded its focus to further engage the College and local community on ethical issues. Author Gabrielle Coleman, Ph.D., an expert on hackers and digital activism, will discussThe Ethics of Hacking at the inaugural event for the center. The event is open to the public and will start at 7 p.m. in Smith Auditorium with a reception to follow. Please call (718) 862-7124 or email with questions about the event.

NYC Catholic Alumni Networking Reception

Monday, Sept. 23

Join other alumni in the New York Metropolitan area for a premier professional and social networking experience at the New York Athletic Club from 6-8 p.m., hosted by Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens. The evening will include two hours of premium open bar and unlimited hors d'oeuvres. RSVP»


For more information, please contact Martin Haggerty at


View photos from past networking receptions.

California Events

October 2013



West Coast alumni, family and friends, mark your calendars with the following dates and please join us for one (or more) of our upcoming events! Each reception will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost of each event is $30 per person and includes a selection of appetizers and an open bar. Advance registration is required.


Please contact Ainsley Woakes, assistant director of alumni relations, at (718) 862-7454 or with any questions.


San Francisco

Monday, Oct. 21

Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

330 1st Street, San Francisco



Los Angeles

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Westside Tavern

10850 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles



Southern California

Wednesday, Oct. 23

6ix Park Grill, Hyatt Irvine

17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine



San Diego

Thursday, Oct. 24

The Commons Bar

901 4th Avenue, San Diego


Open House Alumni Brunch

Sunday, Oct. 27


The Alumni Relations Office and President Brennan O'Donnell, Ph.D., 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 brunch at 10:30 a.m. 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 registration is required. REGISTER»


For more information about Admissions and Open House activities, please visit

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner

Saturday, Nov. 2

Join the College for the 35th annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This year's inductees include: Thomas Blackburne '74 (swimming), Durelle Brown '01 (men's basketball), William Clancy '63 (track), James Harrington '51 (track & field), Dahlia Henry '96 (track & field), Thomas Lindgren '78 (men's soccer), Charles Mahoney '75 (men's basketball) and Ed Walsh '70 (track & field).


Mass will be offered in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers at 4 p.m., followed by cocktails at 5 p.m., and the dinner ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. All are welcome to attend this special event. REGISTER»


For more information, please visit


As part of the yearlong celebration of 40 years of coeducation, Manhattan College to host Women's Lecture Series. Read more.


College renames department of Physical Education and Human Performance to the department of Kinesiology. Read more.


Local alum Paul Sciara '92 and his brothers are building business with a homemade brew. Read more.



Alumni Society Kicks Off a New Year

The Manhattan College Alumni Society will begin the 2013-14 academic year with its first meeting on Saturday, Sept. 21. The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Chancellor's Room in Memorial Hall.


Read more about the Alumni Society.



Van Cortlandt Park's Run for the Trail Series: Reunions on the Trail

This year marks the centennial anniversary of Van Cortlandt Park's world renowned Cross Country Trail. On Friday, Nov. 29, alumni are invited to celebrate 100 years of the XC trail by participating in Reunions on the Trail.

Read more about the series.

Download registration form.



Mentors Urgently Needed

Manhattan College holds a great pride in alumni support for our highly succesful Mentor Program with more than 160 students participating in the program last year. We now have more than 200 students willing and eager to learn from alumni about various career paths but the Center for Career Development (CCD) has only heard from about 50 volunteers. We are in need of 150 mentors! Please join us in supporting our bright, talented and passionate students by becoming a mentor. To apply, please complete and submit the sign-up form.




Represent Your Class

The Alumni office is seeking representatives from all graduation years to help maintain and strengthen each class' connection to the College. By serving as a volunteer, you can encourage event participation, increase alumni knowledge and enthusiasm for alma mater, and assist with efforts to bolster support for the class gift program. Additionally, alumni celebrating an anniversary are invited to take part in helping organize Reunion Weekend. For next year's reunion celebration, Jaspers from years ending in -4 or -9 are welcome to assist with planning weekend activities. We'd love your help! For more information, email or call (718) 862-7977.




Harris Connect Alumni Directory

The Alumni Relations office has partnered with Harris Connect to publish a newly updated alumni directory. The project will feature the most up-to-date alumni listings, career information, and geographic sections, along with photos and essays submitted by Jaspers. It will be available in both book and CD form. Outreach by Harris has begun and we ask for your cooperation with responding so that the directory becomes a reliable resource for all of our graduates. By responding, you will have the opportunity to indicate your contact preferences and opt-out. Call Harris directly at (800) 827-4542 (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.) to verify your information. Thank you in advance for helping to make this publication a success.
 Goes Mobile

We invite alumni to visit the recently updated College website,, which now offers a mobile display when viewed on phones or small tablets, and an extra wide display when viewed on large monitors.




Jaspers on Social Media

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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. Learn more about our upcoming programs.



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