JHQ: Honor Brother Robert Berger Friday 2/5

Jaspers to Honor Brother Robert Berger during Basketball Doubleheader
Manhattan to Send Vice President of Student Life off in Style at Halftime of Men’s ESPNU Game

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Manhattan Athletic Department in conjunction with Student Government will honor Vice President for Student Life Brother Robert Berger F.S.C. Friday for over 20 years of service to the College during the men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader. Brother Robert will step down from his position as Vice President of Student Life at the conclusion of the 2009-10 academic year concentrating as a faculty member in the Religious Studies Department. Fans, students and alumni are encouraged to come out to Draddy Gymnasium to help send Brother Robert off in style with a special ceremony during the Jaspers ESPNU televised contest versus Marist at 9 p.m. The first 1,000 students through the turnstiles will receive a commemorative Brother Robert souvenir.

The eventful evening kicks off at 6 p.m. when the Lady Jaspers host upstate MAAC rival Siena, which is currently locked in a third place tie with Manhattan. The women’s game will feature a ‘Commuter Night’ theme as Manhattan students will have the opportunity to win a meal plan and parking space on campus. Following the game, the Lady Jaspers will host an Alumni Reception in the Faculty Dinning Room from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Admission to the reception is $10 and attendees are required to RSVP via email to Deborah.Gregory@manhattan.edu or by phone 718-862-7223.

There will be a formal presentation halftime of the nationally televised men’s game versus the Red Foxes to show appreciation to Brother Robert for his dedicated service to Manhattan College and its students. Also during the game, selected students will have the opportunity to sink a half court shot to win either a car or a semester of books.

Brother Robert returned to Manhattan College in 1988, fifteen years after he had received his undergraduate degree from the College. During this time, Brother Robert taught mathematics and religion at several secondary schools. He also served as the assistant chaplain at the Aquinas Institute of Princeton University (1985-88). During his time at Manhattan, Brother Robert received a Fullbright Memorial Scholarship to study the educational system in Japan. He spent the 1998-99 academic year abroad while on sabbatical from Manhattan. Brother Robert also received the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award from Manhattan College for the 1993-94 academic year. Brother Robert has served as the Vice President of Student Life and Associate Professor of Religious Studies since 1997.

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[JR: Can you tell when?]

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Dear John,

   The event is this Friday night, Feb 5

>Jaspers to Honor Brother Robert Berger during Basketball Doubleheader
> Manhattan to Send Vice President of Student Life off in Style at Halftime of Men’s ESPNU Game

   Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. BUT tell the truth, you didn't find that in the announcement?]

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One response to “JHQ: Honor Brother Robert Berger Friday 2/5

  1. Brother Robert … Good Man … He moved into Jasper 401 the year after Brother “O” retired… my buddies lived in Jasper 501 … Can’t tell you how many times Brother Robert walked up that 1 flight of stairs to knock on the 501 door …