April 2012



2012 Rankings Demonstrate the Value of a Manhattan Education
Manhattan College placed 19th among 850 U.S. colleges and universities on the Payscale.com 2012 Return on Investment (ROI) Rankings: College Education Value Compared survey earlier this month, which further demonstrates the long-term professional success of Manhattan graduates.


In the past two years, Manhattan College's ROI ranking by Payscale.com has moved from 37th in 2010 to 19th in its current position.

Presidential Reception Celebrating Scholarship Donors and Student Recipients

Generous Donors Meet Scholarship Recipients
On April 11, the College recognized generous donors at the inaugural Presidential Reception Celebrating Scholarship Donors and Student Recipients.


Manhattan Honored for Community Service
The College was admitted to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its ongoing dedication to serving others locally in New York City and globally.

Faculty Convocation

Engineering Students Visit MTA's East Side Access Project
Civil engineering students visited the MTA East Side Access construction site and learned about the project first-hand from the engineers working on it.

On Campus

Faculty Convocation

Manhattan Names Lasallian Educator of the Year and Honors Long-time Faculty
As a way to celebrate faculty at Manhattan College, the College community gathered on April 16 for its annual Faculty Convocation in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers.


College Launches New Lecture Series on Women and Religion
In honor of Judith Plaskow, Ph.D., professor emeritus of religious studies and a revolutionary scholar, Manhattan College is introducing the Judith Plaskow Lecture on Women and Religion on Wednesday, April 25 at 4 p.m.


Students Walk to Beat Cancer
On April 14, Manhattan College hosted its annual Relay For Life event, and student volunteers raised nearly $14,000 on behalf of the American Cancer Society.



Maggie Blair Named to Division I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team
Junior guard Maggie Blair of the women's basketball team was selected to the 2012 Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team on April 3. She was one of 22 basketball student-athletes to receive the honor. READ MORE>>

Bob Byrnes

Bob Byrnes to Receive MBWA Distinguished Service Award
The Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MBWA) will present Manhattan College Athletic Director Bob Byrnes with the organization's 2012 Distinguished Service Award on April 26.

SAAC students

Jaspers Volunteer at Special Olympics Basketball Tournament
Bridget Latino (women's swimming) and Deena Sena (women's track and field), both members of Manhattan College's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), joined fellow SAAC representatives on April 14 to volunteer at Special Olympics New York's NYC Basketball Regional and Aquatics Tournament on April 14. The SAAC representatives came from each of the other nine Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) schools.


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Manhattan's Presence on Social Media is Spreading
The College is encouraging all students, alumni, faculty and staff to join together on April 24 and officially like Manhattan College's Facebook page at ManhattanCollegeEdu.


Stay tuned to Manhattan College's Facebook for news and updates on the College.


In addition, the Alumni Society recently launched a new Manhattan College Alumni page for all Jaspers. Please like the official alumni page for updates on events and benefits, and to reconnect with fellow classmates. Like the Alumni Society page on Facebook.com.

Join The Funds Batted In Challenge
All alumni from the classes of 2002-2011 are invited to participate in a special Funds Batted In Challenge for the chance to win tickets to a Yankees game this summer.

College Celebrates Alumni in June
Manhattan College invites all alumni to return to campus to celebrate the 143rd Alumni Reunion Weekend, Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3. For more information, including a schedule of events and online registration, please visit the College's website.

MC Highlights

Faculty, Staff and Student Accomplishments
See all of this month's faculty, staff and student accomplishments here.

In the News
Read news articles highlighting Manhattan College, our programs, and the activities and accomplishments of our community here.

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