March 2014

MAAC Basketball Championships

Thursday, March 6 - Monday, March 10



Congratulations to the men's and women's Jasper basketball teams! Best of luck to both teams in this weekend's MAAC Championship tournament at the MassMutual Center (1277 Main St., Springfield, MA).


Women's First Round

#7 Manhattan vs. #10 Siena

Thursday, March 6 at 11:30 a.m.


Men's Quarterfinals

#2 Manhattan vs. winner of St. Peter's/Fairfield game

Saturday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.


Jasper fans will be in Section 7 for both games.


A limited number of single-session tickets for the first men's game are available through the Manhattan College ticket office. Email with the number of tickets you are requesting.

Tickets from the Manhattan College box office will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Should that allotment sell out, tickets will be available via Ticketmaster. For tournament information,visit


Alumni Reception

Prior to the men's first game scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, join other Jasper fans at JT's Sports Pub (1373 Main St., Springfield, MA). There is no charge to attend the get-together and food and refreshments can be purchased directly from JT's. Beginning at 4 p.m., the Alumni office will be selling Jasper t-shirts for $10.


Not traveling to Massachusetts? Watch the tournament with other tri-state Jasper fans 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 for more information.

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 and 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.

St. Patrick's Day Events



Long Island St. Patrick's Day Luncheon

Thursday, March 13

Join fellow Jaspers at the Inn at New Hyde Park (214 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY) for a wonderful afternoon of reminiscing, meeting and greeting, and networking at the annual luncheon, hosted by Tom Connolly '58 and Pat Creegan '67. The event begins at 12 p.m. and is $40 per person, which includes your choice of corn beef and cabbage, chicken francaise, or the fish of the day, as well as soup, dessert, and coffee/tea. Please RSVP by Thursday, March 6 by contacting Tom Connolly '58 at (914) 779-5664 or or Pat Creegan '67 at (718) 461-1982 or


NYC Events

Monday, March 17


Pre-Parade Breakfast

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. Pre-registration is required. REGISTER»


St. Patrick's Day Parade

Following breakfast, Manhattan College welcomes you to join hundreds of Jaspers, their families, and friends marching in the 253rd New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. Assembly will begin at 12 p.m. on W. 45th Street at 5th Avenue. To march with Manhattan, purchase a sash from the Gaelic Society for $5, available at the line of march.


The Manhattan College contingent will be led by President Brennan O'Donnell, along with the award-winning Manhattan College Pipes & Drums.


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.


Southern New Jersey

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»

2014 Save the Dates


Jasper Open

Monday, May 5

The College's premier golf outing will be held at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, NY. For more information about how to be a part of this special event, please visit


Reunion Weekend

Friday, June 6 - Sunday, June 8

All Jaspers are invited back to Riverdale to participate in the exciting lineup of events planned for the 2014 Reunion Weekend. 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 enthusiam for alma mater, and assist with efforts to bolster support for the class gift program. For more information and to register, please visit



President Brennan O'Donnell elected to Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Board of Directors. Read more.


A conversation with Manhattan College's dean of education set Tammy Wood Miller '91 on a path of helping those with special needs, including her six adopted children. Read more.


Alumnus Jiddu Tapia '03 is the CEO of Salka LLC, a renewable engery company that develops, constructs and arranges financing for wind farms and solar power plants. Read more.


With the help of fellow Jaspers, Perry Rizopoulos '13 started Save Your City, a charitable clothing line that donates supplies to disadvantaged schools in the community. Read more.




Travel with Manhattan College

The Alumni Relations office has partnered with several travel agencies to create exciting land and sea programs for alumni, family and friends to join other Jaspers around the world. Several itineraries are available in 2014. View 2014 programs.




Share Your News and Updates

Please keep the Alumni Relations and Marketing and Communications offices informed of any updates in your personal and professional life. We are eager to receive notice of promotions, advanced degrees, births, marriages and any ideas you might have for campus news. Submit online.

Please also notify us of any changes to your home address and business contact information. Update online.



Regional Representatives

The Alumni office is seeking representatives from various locations throughout the US as our regional chapters serve to strengthen the relationship of our alumni with the College. Volunteers help to facilitate and support connections among alumni by organizing and participating in a variety of events and activities. If you are interested in organizing events in your area, please email or call (718) 862-7454.

Read more about our regional alumni chapters and interest-based groups.




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.



Alumni Webpage Features

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.



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.




Jaspers on Social Media

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Jasper Screensavers

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