December 2013

Happy Holidays from Manhattan College



The Alumni Relations office would like to wish its Jasper community a joyous holiday season and a happy, safe and healthy New Year. Take time to enjoy your family and friends and we hope to see you in 2014 at one of our alumni events!

Campus Community Steps Up to Aid Lasallian Partners in Philippines


After raising enough money to purchase and ship 38 water filters to the Philippines, our senior School of Engineering students sent smiles and love to the people recovering from Typhoon Haiyan. Read more.

What it Means to be Lasallian



Being Lasallian is at the core of who we are and what drives everything we do at Manhattan. But what does being Lasallian really mean? Watch the video.

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, Dec. 3



Join a growing global initiative and partner with Manhattan College as it celebrates the second annual Giving Tuesday. This highly successful philanthropic program has become to charitable giving what Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are to the holiday shopping season.


Please support Manhattan College by visiting to make your gift to the Fund for Manhattan, our annual giving program. The Fund helps support financial aid, scholarships, technology upgrades, social action programs, and much more. Your gifts truly help make great things happen!


Year-End Gifts to Manhattan

Please consider Manhattan College as you make your end-of-year charitable gifts. Your support helps provide essential student programs and services that make this Lasallian Catholic educational experience uniquely Manhattan. Make your gift now.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Thursday, Dec. 5



Join fellow Jaspers for this year's Christmas Spectacular and get in the holiday spirit at Radio City! Tickets are located in the Orchestra Level and are $80 each. Showtime is 8 p.m. For more information, please contact the Alumni Relations office. REGISTER»

Upcoming Alumni Pregame Receptions


Manhattan vs. Marist

Friday, Dec. 6

Join other Jaspers before Manhattan takes on Marist at McCann Arena (3399 North Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY). The reception will start at 5 p.m. at Mahoney's Irish Pub (35 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY). The cost is $20 per person and includes a buffet and beer and wine. Mahoney's also provides shuttle transportation to and from the game, if needed. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. and game tickets can be purchased directly from Marist Athletics. REGISTER»


Manhattan vs. UNC Wilmington

Sunday, Dec. 15

Join other North Carolina Jaspers before Manhattan takes on UNC Wilmington. The pregame reception will begin at 12 p.m. at Capt'n Bill's Backyard Grill (4240 Market St., Wilmington, NC). The reception is $20 per person and includes lunch and two drink tickets (beer or wine). Tip-off is at 2 p.m. at the Trask Coliseum (West Campus, 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC). Guests may purchase tickets directly from UNCW Athletics. REGISTER»


Manhattan vs. Buffalo

Saturday, Dec. 21

Join other Jaspers before Manhattan takes on Buffalo at the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational at the Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY). The pregame reception will start at 12 p.m. at Woodland Restaurant (242 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY). The reception is $40 per person and includes appetizers and beer and wine. Tip-off is at 3 p.m. and Manhattan's game is the first of three games. Guests may purchase tickets directly from Barclays via Ticketmaster.



Alumni Men's Basketball Game

Sunday, Jan. 12

Prior to the men's basketball game against Marist at 2 p.m., more than 30 Manhattan basketball alumni will take part in the alumni game, including Jasper greats from the last four decades. Former basketball players interested in participating may contact Russ Williams '92 at


A reception, sponsored by the Jasper Athletic Club, will be held following the alumni game, at 12:30 p.m. To RSVP for the reception, please email Noah LeFevre at


During halftime of the Marist game, Manhattan will hold a special recognition ceremony honoring the late Jasper great, Junius Kellogg '53. Read more.


Manhattan vs. Siena

Friday, Feb. 21

Join us for our annual gathering as the men's team faces the Siena Saints at the Albany Times Union Center (51 South Pearl St., Albany, NY). The reception will be held at 5 p.m. at Wolf's 1-11, adjacent to the arena. The reception includes a buffet dinner and two drink tickets. Game tickets are optional. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. REGISTER»

Gulf Coast Alumni Luncheon

Thursday, Dec. 12



Gulf Coast alumni are invited to attend the annual luncheon hosted by Neil O'Leary '60 at University Park Country Club (7671 The Park Blvd., Sarasota, FL) from 12-3 p.m. The luncheon is $25 per person and checks can be made out to Manhattan College. To RSVP, please contact Neil at (941) 358-7720 or email

Join Arizona Alumni at the Accenture Match Play Golf Championship

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014



Jaspers living in or visiting Arizona are invited to gather as spectators for the annual World Golf Championships at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana. All eyes will be on southern Arizona while the world's top 64 golfers will try to etch their names in the history book of this exciting tournament.


Tickets for a Manhattan contingent are being secured at the Walter Hagen Club, just south of the #13 green. This first-class, open-air hospitality venue offers food and a premium cash bar, large screen televisions, and tables in a relaxed, sports-bar setting. The tiered decking allows guests to enjoy great views of the exciting golf action and grants access to the entire course.


The cost of $85 per person includes access to the course on Feb. 20, parking, food, drink, and all of the hospitality amenities of the Hagen Club. Learn more about the WCG-Accenture.


In order to proceed with making reservations, we're asking that alumni interested in participating please notify the Alumni office via email at by Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. We hope you can join us!

Travel to Ireland with Manhattan College

Oct. 23-31, 2014



The Alumni office has partnered with World Cultural Tours and is pleased to offer a spectacular 9-day tour to Ireland in fall 2014. The impressive itinerary includes visits to Belfast, Derry, Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Dublin and much more. View the flyer for more information. Alumni, family and friends are invited to explore the beauty and history of Ireland on this memorable tour.


Register before Dec. 20, 2013 and receive an early booking discount. Read more.


Moira A. Kilcoyne '83, Marybeth McCall '74 and Stephen J. Squeri '81, '86 named to the board of trustees. Read more.


Manhattan College's Singers and Orchestra will hold their annual Christmas performance, A Festival of Lessons and Carols, on Sunday, Dec. 8 on campus. Read more.


Former POW Paul Loong '58, M.D., visited his alma mater to share his story on Veterans Day. Read more.





2014 Save the Dates

The 2014 De La Salle Medal Dinner will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23 at The Waldorf Astoria. This year's honoree is Milo E. Riverso '81, chief executive officer and president of STV Group, Inc. Read more.


The College's premier golf event, the Jasper Open, will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Learn more.


Mark your calendars for next year's reunion celebration, taking place place Friday, June 6 - Sunday, June 8, 2014. Help us plan this special weekend or assist raising funds for your anniversary class gift! For more information, email or call (718) 862-7977.




Alaskan Frontiers & Glaciers Cruise: Early Booking Discount Extension

Go Next is pleased to announce that due to the popularity of the Alaskan Frontiers & Glaciers cruise (July 31-Aug. 10, 2014), the Early Booking Discount is now extended through Jan. 17, 2014. Learn more about the cruise and reserve your spot today!



New Features on Alumni Webpage

Now you can update your information, volunteer with other Jasper alumni and submit a prayer request for a family member, friend or fellow Jasper. The Alumni office is pleased to offer these new features online. Visit to submit an update, prayer request or to learn about volunteering.



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. For more information, email or call (718) 862-7977.




Announcement: Alumni Credit Card

Manhattan's affinity credit card agreement with Bank of America is scheduled to end Dec. 31, 2013 and the company has chosen to end its partnership. For the last 16 years, Manhattan has offered a credit card that returns a portion of each purchase to the College as an indirect gift. Since 1997, Manhattan has received more than $200,000 in support from this program.

We are currently exploring options to partner with a local bank or credit union. For alumni who have a Manhattan College card, Bank of America will continue to keep you as a customer, but support for Manhattan will end when our agreement expires on Dec. 31, 2013.

There are several ways to support the College. Learn more about ways to give.




Manhattan College Bookstore on the Web

It's the holiday season, Jaspers! Get all your Manhattan College gear and gifts by visiting the bookstore online.



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.



Jasper Screensavers

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