December 2010 NEWSLETTER



Manhattan College Offering
New Labor Studies Major

Starting in January 2011, Manhattan College will be offering a new undergraduate labor studies major and minor in the school of arts. The labor studies program will teach critical intellectual skills enabling students to analyze social policy questions and prepare for graduate studies and/or careers in government, labor law, union organization, human resources, teaching and much more.

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Manhattan Magazine Gets a Makeover

Starting with the fall 2010 issue of Manhattan, Jaspers will notice a big difference in their alumni magazine. The College has redesigned the magazine, which officially launches in mid-December. Look for a new trim size, improved sections, feature stories and more. It’s coming soon to a mailbox near you!


Manhattan Attends STEM Conference with Other Lasallian Educators

Tim Ward
Tim Ward, Ph.D., P.E., dean of the school of engineering, attended and presented at the 2010 Huether Lasallian conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Manhattan Placed in the Top
100 Best Value Colleges

Manhattan College was recently named as one of the top 100 private universities in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Best Value in Private Colleges survey.

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Manhattan Headed to
National Ethics Bowl

On Nov. 20, Manhattan College’s ethics team competed in the regional division of the International Ethics Bowl held at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and prevailed as one of the top contenders that will battle for the national bowl next March in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Advanced PR Students at Manhattan Receive Hands-on Experience

This semester, Pamela Poe, Ph.D., assistant professor of communications and advanced public relations instructor, provided her students with hands-on experience with service-learning at the core.

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Engineering Students Recognized by Professional Societies

Four undergraduate civil engineering students were recently honored by professional societies.

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Manhattan Student Featured on Internship Blog

Hillary Krombel, an aspiring doctor and a junior psychology major, is studying abroad in Ecuador at the Universidad Espiritu Santo (UEES) in Guayaquil and is also interning in the wound care room at the Damien House.

Check out the article from her internship’s blog by clicking here.


President O’Donnell Addresses
Boston Area Alumni

In late October, Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College, traveled to Boston, Mass., for a gathering at the Oceanaire Seafood Room hosted by board of trustee members Peter Mulderry ’87 and Kenneth Rathgeber ’70. O’Donnell updated 30 Manhattan alumni and friends on three new ventures for the College, including the marketing initiative, strategic planning and the campaign for a new student commons building.



Come to a Festival of Lessons and Carols Christmas Celebration on Dec. 5

The Manhattan College Singers and Orchestra will host their holiday program, A Festival of Lessons and Carols, on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers, with preludes beginning at 4:15 p.m.

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Save the Date — Rwandan Genocide Survivor to Speak at
Manhattan on Feb. 9

On Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, the International Honor Society for Educators, Kappa Delta Pi, with the help of Manhattan’s administration, is bringing Immaculee Ilibagiza, author of Left to Tell and Rwandan genocide survivor, to campus to speak and share her extraordinary story with the College’s community.

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Healthcare Legislation and YOU! Forum on Dec. 8 at Manhattan

The Bronx Community Board No. 8 is hosting a public forum on the new health care reform legislation on Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 7:00 – 9:15 p.m. in Manhattan’s Leo Hall.

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Student Activities Update:

Come to the Jasper Jingle, the annual semiformal dinner dance, next Friday, Dec. 10, held off campus, to celebrate both the end of the semester and holiday season.

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Join the Manhattan College Jazz Band on Dec. 7 for a Winter Concert

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, Manhattan College’s Jazz Band will have its winter concert in Dante’s Den (Thomas Hall) at 8:00 p.m. The band will play a variety of selections including swing, funk, Latin, ballads and jazz renditions of familiar pieces.


What To Do If It Snows This Winter

On days when classes must be canceled because of snow conditions, please stay tuned to radio station WINS-AM 1010 and its website,

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Manhattan Hosts Pre-Law Reception

Hon. John K. McGuirk '63, Supreme Court Justice, was the guest speaker at Manhattan College’s pre-law reception on Oct. 25.

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M.A.R.S. Concluded This Month with Novelist Jennifer Egan

The Major Authors Reading Series (M.A.R.S.), sponsored by the English department and the school of arts, concluded this month with celebrated novelist Jennifer Egan on Dec. 1.

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Engineering School Hosts Awareness Day for High School Students

On Nov. 11, the school of engineering hosted its annual Engineering Awareness Day to introduce high school seniors and juniors to the different sectors of engineering, especially engineering at Manhattan College.

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Manhattan College’s Literary Journal Celebrates Release of Sixth Issue

Manhattan College’s Literary Journal of Contemporary Fiction, The Avery Anthology, released its sixth issue this year and celebrated at Bookcourt in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Nov. 5.

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Annual FSA Open Enrollment Registration on Dec. 7 and 8

All full-time faculty, administrators, professional personnel and staff are invited to attend the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) open enrollment sessions next Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Charter Room in Memorial Hall. Come put your pre-tax dollars to work with a Flexible Spending Account.

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President’s Christmas Party on Dec. 17.

Faculty, staff, administration and retirees are invited to attend President Brennan O'Donnell's annual Christmas party on Friday, Dec. 17 from 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. in Dante's Den.


Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Several faculty and staff had accomplishments this month. For the complete list, click here.


Welcome New Employees

Manhattan College welcomed two new employees this month including: Valerie Jimenez (O'Malley Library) and Giian Rodriguez (campus security).





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Giving 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.

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Battle of the Bronx Pregame Dinner

On Wednesday, Dec. 8, Manhattan College travels across the Mosholu to face longtime rival Fordham University for the 103rd meeting of the Jaspers and the Rams.

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Manhattan College Ski and Snow Excursion to Hunter Mountain

Join us on Jan. 8, 2011, for a day at Hunter Mountain. We depart campus early (time TBD) Saturday morning and enjoy a great day of skiing and snowboarding.

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Manhattan Honors Athletic
Hall of Fame Inductees

Athletic Hall of Fame

The 32nd annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction was held on Nov. 13. Pictured from left to right are: President Brennan O’Donnell, Brother Thomas Scanlan, Brenton Birmingham ’95, Patrick Affholter, Roger Freda ’67, James McHugh, Steve Quagliano ’78, Sophia Tasker Sterling ’97, George Keifer and Lisa Toscano ’79.

To read the press release, click here.

To view all of the photos from the event, click here.


Class of 2010 Yearbook
Release Celebration

Members of the Class of 2010 are invited back to campus to receive their Manhattanite yearbook and enjoy catching up with classmates on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Dante’s Den (Thomas Hall).

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Manhattan vs. Siena Basketball Game

Join us in Albany, N.Y., on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, for our annual gathering and experience the excitement of Jaspers basketball against the notorious Siena Saints at the Albany Times Union Center.

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Manhattan Engineers Discuss Second Ave. Subway with Alumni

Second Ave. Subway Alumni Event

Jaspers gathered at the Con Ed Auditorium on Nov. 4 to discuss the ongoing Second Avenue Subway project presented by members of the planning team.  From left to right are: Chase DeRose, B.S. ’79, M.S. ’89, vice president, DMJM Harris; Balbir Sood, M.E. ’94, MTA Capital Construction, design manager; Richard Paupst, B.S. ’80, M.S. ’85, vice president and project manager, AECOM; Mike McHugh, B.S. ’80 vice president, Moretrench American Corporation.  

To view photos from the event, click here.


New Veterans Group Forming

We welcome current or former military service members within the campus community to develop and communicate with each other about your shared experience.

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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 Manhattan College alumni in those careers.

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New Alumni Library Cards Available

Due to popular demand, the Mary Alice and Tom O’Malley Library is now accessible to alumni with an alumni library card. To apply, please click here for the application and instructions. 


Alumni Resources

Click here to learn about the great resources available to alumni of Manhattan College. 


Contact Your Alumni Office

If you have moved recently, have changed jobs or positions, or have any other new information to share, please remember to contact the College's office of alumni relations:

Ellen Kiernan, director
(718) 862-7977

Ellie Calabro, alumni relations manager
(718) 862-7432

For Manhattan Monthly questions or comments,
please call
college relations at (718) 862-7232 or e-mail



December 2010
1 Happy Hanukkah (sundown)
1 Educational Affairs Commission
5 Lessons & Carols, 4:30 p.m.
8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception
10 Last Day of Classes
16 Board of Trustees Meeting
17 President’s Annual Christmas Party
25 Merry Christmas
26 Kwanzaa (begins)

January 2011
1 Happy New Year
17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
19 De La Salle Medal Dinner
24 Classes begin
26 Faculty Convocation

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Mark Jones Named
MAAC Coach of the Year

After leading the Manhattan College volleyball team to its first 20-win season in seven years, head coach Mark Jones was recognized by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's (MAAC) 10 head coaches as the 2010 Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year.

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Christopher Lands Named to 2010 MAAC All-Rookie Team

Christopher Lands, goalkeeper for the Manhattan College men’s soccer team, was named to the 2010 MAAC All-Rookie Team at the conference's annual awards banquet.

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Monica Roeder Named
MAAC Player of the Week

Monica Roeder, freshman guard/forward of the women's basketball team was named MAAC Player of the Week on Nov. 15. 

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Alvarado Collects MAAC
Rookie of the Week Honors

Michael Alvarado, guard for the men’s basketball team earned the league’s Rookie of the Week award, which was announced at the MAAC in November.

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Track & Field Team Launches Auction To Benefit American Cancer Society

The Manhattan College track and field team will be auctioning off autographed New York Knicks and Rangers memorabilia at from now through December 15. 

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Rizzotti Added to Philadelphia Phillies 40-Man Roster

Matt Rizzotti, a former Jasper and first basemen, was added to the Philadelphia Phillies organization 40-man roster last month.

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Victoria Latino Named
Head Lacrosse Coach

Victoria Latino was named the new head coach for Manhattan’s women’s lacrosse team in November.

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