December 2013



Manhattan College Mourns Brother Francis Bowers, Former Provost and Dean
Brother Francis Bowers, FSC, Ph.D., former provost and academic vice president, and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences passed away peacefully on Dec. 6 at the age of 93. READ MORE»

Brother Bowers


College Welcomes Three Trustees
Manhattan College’s board of trustees welcomes Moira A. Kilcoyne ’83, co-chief information officer of global technology at Morgan Stanley; Marybeth McCall ’74, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; and Stephen J. Squeri ’81, ’86 (MBA), group president for global corporate services at American Express, to the board. READ MORE»


Kinesiology Professor Discusses State of Physical Education in New York City Public Schools
On Nov. 14, Manhattan College professor of kinesiology, Shawn Ladda, Ed.D., addressed this topic alongside her peers at the Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC) of New York’s policy briefing, Making the Case for Physical Education in NYC Schools. READ MORE»

Courtney Slack '14

On Campus


Merry Christmas from Manhattan College

Enjoy a special Jasper rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas, rewritten to honor all things Manhattan and performed by the Manhattan College Singers. From all of us here at the College, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy new year! WATCH THE VIDEO»

Merry Christmas


Long-Serving College Employees Honored at Staff Convocation
Manhattan College staff and administrators celebrating milestone anniversaries and retirements were recognized at the Staff Convocation held on Nov. 18. READ MORE»


One La Salle Relief Drive




Men's Basketball Downs Monmouth 75-66, Improves MAAC Mark to 2-0
Manhattan overcame a six-point halftime deficit to defeat Monmouth 75-66 at Draddy Gymnasium on Dec. 8. READ MORE»


Thrilling 2OT


Wiekamp, Yamashiro Earn All-MAAC Honors
Ellie Wiekamp ’14 and Allie Yamashiro ’17 of the Manhattan College volleyball team received All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) recognition at the conference’s annual Postseason Awards Show from Siena College’s New Hall on Nov. 22. READ MORE»


Swimming Sweeps Baruch



Five ECAC/IC4A Qualifiers Highlight Manhattan Opener
The Manhattan College men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams kicked off the 2013-14 season with the annual Manhattan College Opener at Draddy Gymnasium on Dec. 6. READ MORE»


Student-Athletes of the Month



The Spirit of Christmas Past: How Jaspers Saved the 1963 Christmas Concert

Traditions are at the heart of the holidays. At Manhattan, one of the most enduring yet ever-evolving traditions is the annual Christmas concert, when the College community comes together for an evening of celebration and song. READ MORE»

Open House



Trailblazing Women Remember Transformative Moments at Manhattan College
Members of the College community gathered to celebrate 40 years of coeducation at Manhattan with a special panel presentation. READ MORE»

Robert La Blanc

Upcoming Alumni Pregame Receptions


Manhattan vs. Buffalo Saturday, Dec. 21

Join other Jaspers before Manhattan takes on Buffalo at the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational at the Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY). The pregame reception will start at 12 p.m. at Woodland Restaurant (242 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY). REGISTER»


Alumni Men's Basketball Game Sunday, Jan. 12

Prior to the men's basketball game against Marist at 2 p.m., more than 30 Manhattan basketball alumni will take part in the alumni game, including Jasper greats from the last four decades. Former basketball players interested in participating may contact Russ Williams ’92 at »


A reception, sponsored by the Jasper Athletic Club, will be held following the alumni game, at 12:30 p.m. To RSVP for the reception, please email Noah LeFevre at »


During halftime of the Marist game, Manhattan will hold a special recognition ceremony honoring the late Jasper great, Junius Kellogg ’53. READ MORE»


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). REGISTER»



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