Category Archives: JHQ – From Headquarters

JHQ: Remembering the 20 Jasper alumni


Manhattan College

The Quad is covered in flags today to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11. We remember especially the 20 Jasper alumni who died that day, and send our love and prayers to their families, friends and fellow classmates.

2015 09Sep 11 Alma Mater

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JHQ: Alumni Events



Friday, Sept. 18 – Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 | Bishop Molloy Retreat House
Reality Retreat WeekendMonday, September 21, 2015 | Westchester Hills Golf Club

Broderick “Jasper 66” Dinner and Golf Outing
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 | Winchester Country Club

Boston Alumni Reception
Sunday, October 25, 2015 | Manhattan College Campus

Open House Alumni Brunch
Saturday, November 7, 2015 | Manhattan College Campus

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner


Manhattan College Now Offering Two New Online Master’s Programs
Support Current Students by Becoming a Mentor
Manhattan Engineer Powers the Future with Renewables at California Electric Company

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JHQ: Bookstore does BOGO for Alumni


BOGO for Alumni

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JHQ: Alma Mater hosts Sustainable September


College Hosts Sustainable September to Focus on Climate Change 

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College Hosts Sustainable September to Focus on Climate Change

Driven by the papal encyclical, the month-long series of events tackles several current environmental issues.

As part of Manhattan College’s Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Task Force, the Office of Campus Ministry and Social Action has planned a series of “Sustainable September” events next month. The goal of Sustainable September’s activities is to increase awareness and encourage action on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the campus community.

Organizing the series is an interdisciplinary group comprised of director of Campus Ministry and Social Action Lois Harr, religious studies professors Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D. and Kevin Ahern, Ph.D., government professor Pamela Chasek, Ph.D., and chemical engineering professor Gennaro Maffia, D.E.

Harr noted that Pope Francis’s June encyclical on climate change spurred the group to create programming that would engage students on the issues addressed. “Pope Francis noted that ‘nothing in this world is indifferent to us,’” Harr explained. “We used that as a guiding principle to organize Sustainable September.”

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[JR: Without editorial comment.]

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JHQ: Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center events


Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center to Host Three Fall Events
The fall’s schedule of events begins on Sept. 9 with Peter B. Gudaitis, President of the National Disaster Interfaith Networks.

The Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith (HGI) Education Center at Manhattan College will host three events during the fall semester, focusing on recent history, beginning with World War II and continuing to present-day New York City.

All events are free and open to the public:

    Wednesday, Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m.: Peter B. Gudaitis, president of the National Disaster Interfaith Networks, will lead a discussion on the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, whole community doctrine and rebuilding the interfaith movement. Gudaitis works to provide disaster readiness, response and recovery services to New York City and has more than 25 years of experience in chaplaincy, emergency management and faith-based philanthropy.

    Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.: Perry Rizopoulos ’13, a philosophy major who was the undergraduate valedictorian of his class, will discuss his grandfather’s escape from Nazi-occupied Greece as a teenager during World War II. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Rizopoulos is planning to release Wheat Song in 2016, a nonfiction work detailing his grandfather’s journey from Greece to the Bronx.

    Monday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.: Marion Kaplan, Ph.D. will deliver the eighth annual Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture, entitled Jewish Women and Families during Kristallnacht. The Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at New York University, Kaplan’s research focuses on Jewish women’s history and the history of Jewish daily life in Germany.

Founded in 1996, the HGI Center is committed to understanding and respecting differences and similarities between people of all religions, races, ethnicities and nationalities. For more information about the HGI Center’s events, please contact Mehnaz Afridi, at (718) 862-7284 or

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[JR: Alma Mater is faithful servant keeping this issue alive in our minds. Dona Nobis Pacem ]  

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JHQ: Manhattan Monthly – August


Manhattan Monthly – August

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JHQ: Retreat 9/18-20/2015


July 2015
Dear Brothers in Christ,   
Life can be a flurry of activity. There always seems to be something to do. And just when we think we have a moment to ourselves, the phone rings or we receive another instant message. All of a sudden, the cycle of activity begins again. Experts tell us that it is critical to take time for ourselves – break away from the flurry of activity and daily routines so we can reflect, give thanks, pray, meditate, appreciate, and think about our purpose in life. The 24th annual Manhattan College Reality Retreat provides the perfect setting to do this and seek direction on this year’s spiritual quest,
“Trust in the lord…He will make our paths straight” Proverbs 3:5&6

For the fifth year, the Manhattan College Businessmen’s Reality Retreat will be hosted at the Bishop Molloy Passionist House in Jamaice Estates in Queens, NY on September 18, 19 and 20. The retreat planning committee has lined up engaging and thoughtful speakers, insightful questions for discussion groups, as well as Reconciliation, Anointing, and The Eucharist – our “Spiritual Trifecta”.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends, network and enjoy camaraderie with men like yourself. Many Silicon Valley executives spend thousands of dollars for a similar setting and experience. Our cost is a fraction of their cost – only $195 (pay by check or credit card) which includes all meals and a private room.

For those in attendance last year, we look forward to your return. If it’s been awhile, we welcome your return. And of course, we’re always looking for new attendees! The retreat is open but not limited to Manhattan College alumni. So feel free to invite your male friends, co-workers and family members.

Please complete and return the registration form to reserve your spot today, or call the retreat house directly at (718) 739-1229, you’ll be glad you did!
Ed McEneney ’59 | (914) 962-2700
Retreat Team: Don Bane, John Michael Chan, Phil Colon, Dave Ellis, Damien Germino, Joe Gunn, Al Hansen, Jim Kennedy, Jim Kosch, Tim Mante, Mike McEneney, Frank McIntyre, Tom McKeon, David Price, Joe Quinn, Ed Riely, Don Settani
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