September/October 2012



Manhattan Selects 16 Recipients of James Patterson Scholarships
Since the establishment of 16 James Patterson Scholarships was first announced in May, thanks to the generosity of award-winning author and alumnus James Patterson '69, Manhattan College has reviewed the applications of several hundred students. The College is pleased to report that eight juniors and eight seniors from various disciplines were recently selected to receive the scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. READ MORE»

James Patterson


College Receives $10 Million Gift To Benefit Raymond Kelly Student Commons
Thomas D. O'Malley '63, former chairman of the board of trustees, has committed $10 million toward the building of Manhattan College's new Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons. O'Malley's contribution is the largest gift in the College's history and will benefit a much-needed space for the growing campus community. READ MORE»

Student Commons


College's Commitment to Sustainability Sparks Opening of CURES
As a way to further promote the importance of urban sustainability and environmental justice within the academic community and beyond, the College will open a new Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES) this fall. READ MORE»


Finance Professor Writes Expanded Edition of Acclaimed Book on Wall Street
Charles Geisst, Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Professor of Economics and Finance at Manhattan College, has written a revised and expanded edition of his acclaimed book, Wall Street: A History, published this month by Oxford University Press. READ MORE»


Charles Geisst

On Campus


College Launches New Co-Major in Business Analytics
This semester, Manhattan College's School of Business has launched a new co-major in business analytics, which will provide undergraduate business students the opportunity to evaluate their current areas of study and learn to formalize the process of analyzing data. READ MORE»


Radiation Therapy Students Learn the Trade Hands-on
Starting the summer after sophomore year, students in the School of Education and Health's Radiation Therapy Technology program dive into their first of six internship rotations. READ MORE»


Scholastic Seniors Awarded at Fall Honors Convocation
On Sunday, Oct. 14, 112 Manhattan College seniors were inducted into Epsilon Sigma Pi, the oldest college-wide honor society on campus. The Fall Honors Convocation featured keynote speaker, George Kirsch, Ph.D., professor of history at Manhattan and renowned sports historian. READ MORE AND SEE PHOTOS»


George Kirsch



Manhattan Basketball Season Preview Oct. 25
The annual basketball season preview hosted by the Alumni Relations office has been scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 25 in Draddy Gymnasium. READ MORE»


Conway Joins Women's Lacrosse Staff
Former Boston College goalkeeper and midfielder, Catherine Conway, was hired as the new women's lacrosse assistant coach. READ MORE»


Sydney Volovski Picks Up Third Straight MAAC Rookie of the Week
Freshman Sydney Volovski of the Manhattan volleyball team was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Rookie of the Week. READ MORE»

Sydney Volovski


Author to Attend New York City Alumni Club Fall Reception
Michael Ledwidge '92, author of the recently published novel, Zoo, will join the Manhattan College community on Wednesday, Nov. 28 for a networking reception at Mutual of America. Ledwidge is the author of three crime fiction novels and the co-author of eight worldwide bestselling thrillers written with James Patterson '69. REGISTER FOR THE EVENT»


Michael Ledwidge

Become a Mentor at Manhattan
The Mentor Program provides opportunities for Manhattan College students to gain insight into their intended careers by being paired with professionals, generally alumni in those careers. Students grow educationally, personally and professionally as they learn about their responsibilities and employment options within their career path. The Mentor Program is always looking for new mentors in all fields to assist our students, particularly in the actuarial, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering, computer information, economic, financial or art fields.


If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Alison Landy, assistant mentor program coordinator by email at or call (718) 862-7239.


Engineering Alumni Partner to Rebuild World Trade Center
Eleven years after Sept. 11, Anthony Sartor '64 and Steven Plate '76 are rewriting the rules of urban engineering.

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