February 2014

Travel with Manhattan College



The Alumni Relations office has partnered with several travel agencies including GoNext, World Cultural Tours and AHI Travel. Each company has created exciting land and sea programs for Manhattan alumni, family and friends to join other Jaspers around the world. Several itineraries are available in 2014.


GoNext's spring and summer offerings include a Mediterranean Grandeur cruise, European Tapestry cruise (early booking extended through Feb. 28), and an Alaskan Frontiers and Glaciers cruise.


World Cultural Tours' featured program is a spectacular 9-day Tour to Ireland in October.


AHI Travel has put together a variety of programs including a cruise of the Mosel, Rhine and Main Rivers, a cruise of the Panama Canal, and a tour of Italy's Lake District. Save up to $250 by taking advantage of the exclusive alumni traveler presale. Learn more.

Texas Events

February 2014



Jaspers living in or visiting Texas are invited to join the College for upcoming events in the Lone Star State. Each event will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the all-inclusive dinners are $25 per person. Advance registration is required.



hosted by Tom McCall '72 and Christina Capalbo '94

Tuesday, Feb. 11

The Westin Stonebriar

1549 Legacy Drive, Frisco, TX




hosted by John Keves '77 and Matt Andrews '06

joined by Ann Marie Flynn '81, Ph.D., chair of chemical engineering

Thursday, Feb. 13

McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant

1151-01 Uptown Park Blvd., Uptown Park Shopping Ctr, Houston, TX


Upcoming Alumni Pregame Receptions


Manhattan vs. Monmouth

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Join us as the men's basketball team faces the Monmouth Hawks at the Monmouth University MAC (400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, NJ). The College has secured two premium suites and our pregame reception will be held at 5 p.m. The cost of the event is $30 and includes access to the suite for the pregame reception and game, as well as finger food and refreshments (beer, wine, soda). A very limited number of seats are available for the game and advance registration is required. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. REGISTER»


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»


MAAC Basketball Championships

Thursday, March 6 - Monday, March 10

This year's MAAC Championship tournament will be held at the MassMutual Center (1277 Main St., Springfield, MA). Depending on tournament seedings, an alumni reception will be planned for the weekend at JT's Sports Pub (1373 Main St., Springfield, MA). Details are forthcoming. For tournament and ticket information, visit maachusetts.com.


Watch the tournament with other tri-state Jaspers at The East End Bar & Grill (1664 1st Ave., between 86th and 87th, New York, NY). Join alumni host Kenny Bowen '04 and enjoy beer and wing specials for all of the games. Visit eastendbar.com for more information.

Jaspers of Georgia Luncheon

Sunday, Feb. 23



Jasper alumni, family and friends living in or visiting Georgia are invited to join the College at the annual Atlanta-area luncheon at Cherokee Country Club (665 Hightower Trail, Atlanta, GA). The event, hosted by Bob Fink '57, is $30 per person and will begin at 12:30 p.m, followed by lunch at 1 p.m. Guests will be joined by Tom McCarthy '06, director of alumni relations, and Br. Jack Curran '80, FSC, Ph.D., vice president for mission. REGISTER».

California Academy of Sciences Nightlife VIP Tour

Thursday, Feb. 27



Join other Bay-area Jasper alumni for a special evening at the California Academy of Sciences (55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco). The schedule of events begins promptly at 6 p.m. and is $55 per person which includes a welcome cocktail reception with open bar and hors d'oeuvres, a behind-the-scenes tour, and a planetarium show. Tickets are limited for this unique outing. REGISTER»

Upcoming Florida Alumni Events

March 2014



Jasper alumni, family and friends living in or visiting Florida are invited to join the College at one or more of our upcoming events throughout the Sunshine State.


Jaspers Baseball at Florida Gulf Coast University

Saturday, March 8

Watch Manhattan Baseball take on Florida Gulf Coast University (10501 FGCU Lake Pkwy East, Fort Myers, FL) with the first game of the double-header scheduled for 1 p.m. A block of tickets has been purchased for Manhattan College fans and will be available at the stadium's main gate. Tickets are required to attend the games. Join us after for a casual post-game reception with the coaches at Connors Steak & Seafood (10076 Gulf Center Dr., Fort Myers, FL).


Southwest Florida Luncheon

Sunday, March 9

At 11:30 a.m., a Mass in memory of Jasper alumnus Michael Bette '59 will be held at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church (28290 Beaumont Rd., Bonita Springs, FL).


Guests who do not attend the Mass are welcome to join other Jaspers at 11 a.m. for a pre-luncheon gathering at the home of Jim Connors '57 (3440 Lakemont Dr., Bonita Springs, FL). The brunch buffet will follow from 1-3 p.m. at Pelican's Nest Golf Club (4450 Pelicans Nest Dr., Bonita Springs, FL) and is $25 per person. REGISTER»


Winter Park Reception

Monday, March 10

Join the College for a dinner reception hosted by Michael '58 and Aimee Kakos at Luma on Park (290 South Park Ave., Winter Park, FL). The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and is $25 per person. REGISTER»


Dinner will potentially be followed by a viewing of the MAAC Men's Basketball Championship game.


The Villages

Tuesday, March 11

Join the College for an afternoon luncheon hosted by Jack '62 and Barbara Lyons at Legacy Restaurant at the Nancy Lopez Country Club (17135 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages, FL). The reception will begin at 12 p.m. and is $25 per person. REGISTER»


West Palm Beach Golf Outing & Dinner

Wednesday, March 12

Join the College for a day of golf hosted by Peter McDermott '67 at Ironhorse Country Club (8055 Ironhorse Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL). Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by tee-off at 12 p.m. Following the outing, cocktails and dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Golf and dinner package is $125 per person. Not a golfer? Join us for the evening reception and dinner for only $45 per person. REGISTER»


Sarasota Luncheon

Friday, March 14

Join the College for an afternoon luncheon hosted by Neil '60 and Lillian O'Leary at University Park Country Club (7671 The Park Blvd., Sarasota, FL). Guests will be joined by President Brennan O'Donnell, who will provide an exciting update on the state of the College. The luncheon will begin at 12 p.m. and is $25 per person. REGISTER»


Naples Reception

Friday, March 14

Join the College for an evening cocktail reception hosted by Jim Connors '57 at La Playa Beach & Golf Resort (9891 Gulf Shore Dr., Naples, FL). Guests will again be joined by President Brennan O'Donnell, who will provide an exciting update on the state of the College. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Ballroom and is $25 per person. REGISTER»


Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 15

Come march with other Jaspers in the 36th Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade led by the award-winning Manhattan College Pipes & Drums and the College's 19th President, Brennan O'Donnell. The group will meet at St. Ann's Parish (900 Broad Ave. S, Naples, FL) at 10:30 a.m. and step-off at 11 a.m. A post-parade reception will be held at the Bellasera Hotel (221 Ninth St. South, Naples, FL) at 1 p.m.

NYC St. Patrick's Day Breakfast and Parade

Monday, March 17



Jasper alumni, family and friends are invited to join the College for a special pre-parade breakfast reception at Club Quarters (40 West 45th St., New York, NY) at 10 a.m. The breakfast is $35 for alumni and friends and $20 for students. REGISTER»


Following breakfast, alumni, family and friends are invited to march in the world's largest St. Patrick's Day parade, led by the Manhattan College Pipes & Drums and the Gaelic Society.

Assembly will begin at 11:15 a.m. on W. 45th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, stepping off around 12 p.m. Marchers are required to purchase a sash, available at the line of march and at the breakfast, for $5 from the Gaelic Society.


Learn more about the NYC parade.

Alumni and Accepted Students Receptions

Several receptions are held throughout the year in key recruitment areas for the College. William Bisset, 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.



Tuesday, March 4 at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables (50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables, FL) from 7-9 p.m. REGISTER»


Southern NJ

hosted by Peter Musumeci '72, member of the board of trustees

Thursday, March 6 at Riverton Country Club (1416 Highland Ave., Cinnaminson, NJ) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. REGISTER»


Puerto Rico

Tuesday, March 25 at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel (1055 Ashford Ave., San Juan, PR) from 7-9 p.m. REGISTER»


San Francisco

Thursday, April 3 at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (1055 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. REGISTER»



hosted by Tom Mulvaney '61, MD

Thursday, April 10 at Winchester Country Club (468 Mystic St., Winchester, MA) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. REGISTER»


Washington, D.C.

Monday, April 14 at the home of Russell Schriefer '80 and Nina Easton Schriefer (2929 Greenvale Rd., Chevy Chase, MD) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. REGISTER»


Alumnus Dale Malik '80 discusses his transformation from struggling freshman to tech industry leader. Read more.


With the support of his Jasper family thousands of miles away, Enrique Sola '09, '11 is providing the needy of his native country with food, clean water and the greatest gift of all - an education. Read more.




2014 Save the Dates

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


Reunion Weekend 2014
Friday, June 6 - Sunday, June 8
Mark your calendars for this year's reunion celebration. Help us plan this special weekend or assist raising funds for your anniversary class gift! Learn more.


For more information, email alumni@manhattan.edu or call (718) 862-7977.



Represent Your Class

The Alumni office is seeking representatives from all graduation years, especially the classes of 1964 and 1989, celebrating their 50th and 25th anniversaries. 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 alumni@manhattan.edu or call (718) 862-7977.




Peace Corps Presentation

The Manhattan College Counseling Center & Health Services will be hosting a Peace Corps panel presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The presentation will take place in the Alumni Room of the O'Malley Library at 7 p.m. Several Peace Corps volunteers will discuss how their overseas experiences have impacted their lives both personally and professionally. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Terry Hannigan or Andrea Hyman at (718) 862-7394.



Alumni Resources and Benefits

As an alumnus/a of Manhattan College, the Alumni office invites you to explore many opportunities, discounts, and benefits available. We encourage you to take advantage of these fantastic services. Learn more.



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 manhattan.edu/alumni to submit an update, prayer request or to learn about volunteering.



Giving to Manhattan College

With your gift, you can help build the financial foundation to help provide an outstanding Lasallian Catholic education for all Manhattan College students.

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




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