Category Archives: JHQ – From Headquarters

JHQ: New second lieutenants


2015 Jun 07 jasper rotc  White Space Conflict

Congratulations to the Air Force’s new second lieutenants and all who were a part of Detachment 560 Bronx Bombers’ commissioning ceremony today at Manhattan!

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Jun-07 @ 21:40  

 Costello, Donald [MC1954]  commented on JHQ: New second lieutenants

2015-Jun-07 Congratulations to the Air Force’s new second lieutenants and all who were a part of Detachment 560 Bronx Bombers’ …

Congratulation to the new Jasper Second Lt’s . I was commissioned in the first class of the then new AFROTC at Manhattan in 1954. I had an exciting and never to be forgotten set of experiences of the then Cold War that is still with us today. Col Welter, Major Hector Rosa and Sgt, Develera were names I remember from the leadership with Jim Conroy, Bruce Cunningham, Parker Stone, Joe O’Dea, Ed Grenier, Paul Sullivan and many others who left that summer for their three year tour. I ended up in Air Force Intelligence in the Foreign Technology Division at Wright Patterson AFB after school at Keesler and a tour at Eielson AFB in Alaska.

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Jun-07 @ 22:37  

JHQ: Giuliani, Rudy [MC1965] at reunion


Former mayor Rudy Giuliani ’65 shared a few words with his class at this morning’s Golden Anniversary brunch. Welcome back to campus, Jaspers!

# – # – # – # – # 

[JR: No text or video!]  

Giuliani, Rudy [MC1965]

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Jun-07 @ 21:34  

JHQ: Houlihan, Daniel [MC1941 RIP] has a Leo Engineering classroom dedicated



This afternoon, the College recognized the late Daniel Houlihan ’41 and his wife Kathrene for their longtime dedication and generous support of Lasallian Catholic education by naming a classroom in the Leo Engineering building in their honor. Congratulations, Houlihan family! 

# – # – # – # – #

Houlihan, Daniel [MC1941 RIP]

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Jun-03 @ 09:18  

JHQ: Alumni Connection – June 2015


College Prepares to Host Reunion Weekend, June 5 – 7
All alumni are invited to celebrate with classmates and friends during Reunion Weekend 2015. Graduates of classes ending in -5 and -0 are encouraged to return to Riverdale for their special anniversaries. An exciting line-up of events is planned and weekend highlights include the Golden Jaspers Cruise, Young Alumni Reception, Reunion Reception, 10th & 25th Anniversary Champagne Toasts, and much more!

Boston Alumni Reception
Wednesday, June 17
Join the College for an evening reception at The Lansdowne Pub (9 Lansdowne St., Boston, MA) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Connect with other Jaspers and hear about what’s new in Riverdale! The reception is $25 per person and advance registration is required. 

Career Help for Young Jaspers: Calling All Alumni!
Get involved and give back to the College you know and love by working with the Center for Career Development! There are a number of programs you can get involved with including the Mentor Program, Career Fairs, Alumni Panel Series, Posting Job & Internship Opportunities and Donating a Suit.
Questions? Call (718) 862-7224 or email

Yankees vs. Phillies Alumni Outing
Monday, June 22
Join the College for a night at Yankee Stadium as the Bronx Bombers take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Tickets are located in section 214B and are $50 each (regularly priced at $100). Tickets are limited and advance registration is required. Game time is 7:05 p.m. REGISTER»
Prior to the game, join the College and other Jaspers at the Dugout (880 River Ave., Bronx, NY).
Financial Services Advisory Council Reception
Tuesday, June 23
Veterans are invited to partner with current student veterans in a Vet-to-Vet Mentoring Program through the student organization, VALOR (Veterans Academic Learning Opportunities Realized). As alumni, you know the value of a Manhattan College education; as veterans, you understand the unique challenges our student veterans face. If interested, please contact Troy Cogburn at
For those interested in supporting our Jasper veterans, opportunities exist through a special Nature and Experience of Religion course taught by Stephen Kaplan, Ph.D., through partnerships with Warriors at Ease. Read more. 

Brookings Instituion ranks Manhattan College ninth for value-added education. 
Class of 2015 celebrates Commencement ceremonies. 
John McAvoy ’80 serves as chairman and CEO of Con Edison, the culmination of a 34-year career with the energy giant.  
Liberty Mutual Defensive Driving Class
In partnership with the Alumni office, Liberty Mutual Insurance is hosting a Defensive Driving Class for Manhattan College alumni and employees on Saturday, June 20 in De La Salle Hall on campus.
Summer Alumni Events
Join the College for one or more of our summer events. Learn more by clicking through the events below.
Construction Golf Outing
Jersey Shore Luncheon 
Saratoga Day at the Races 
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Outing 
A Day in the Hamptons 
Summer Alumni Reception
A Day at Monmouth Park Racetrack 
Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins 
Save the Date: 2015 Men’s Retreat
This year’s retreat will be held Friday, Sept. 18 – Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Bishop Molloy Passionist Retreat House in Queens, NY. Details are forthcoming. Like the retreat page on Facebook.
Regional Chapters
Manhattan College has several regional alumni chapters in cities and states across the nation. Even if you’re far from Riverdale, you can still keep in touch with fellow Jaspers. Explore our regional map!
If you are interested in organizing events in your area, please complete our volunteer form.
Resources & Benefits
As an alumnus/a of Manhattan College, we invite you to explore many opportunities, discounts and benefits available. We encourage you to take advantage of these fantastic services.
Stay Connected to the College!
Get the latest on alumni events, news, announcements and more. Stay connected to Riverdale and your fellow Jasper graduates through social media with our official Manhattan College alumni presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Jasper Screensavers
Catch the Jasper spirit on your computer screen with custom wallpaper options.

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Jun-01 @ 19:36  

JHQ: Seven Seniors take the road less traveled


Seven Seniors to Take on Positions of Service and Faith after Graduation

Six students to take on year-long volunteer positions; one to enter Catholic seminary.

After graduating on May 17, seven recent Manhattan College graduates will embark on new service positions in a variety of roles. Three will join Lasallian Volunteers across the United States and other individuals will join Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Americorps, the Ameson Foundation and the Cathedral Seminary.

“While all of our students are going on to do great things after Manhattan College,” Lois Harr, director of Campus Ministry and Social Action said, “these seven students are taking a bigger leap to directly serve others. They have incorporated the Lasallian heritage and mission of the College to work toward the greater good.”

*** and ***

Savio Paul (Yonkers, N.Y.), a chemical engineering major, will enter Cathedral Seminary where he will begin studies for the priesthood. A member of Manhattan’s track and field team, Paul was a mainstay on the MAAC All-Academic team throughout his career.

# – # – # – # – #  2015-May-29 @ 08:13  

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle. 

# – # – # – # – #  2015-May-30 @ 11:17  

JHQ: Reunion Weekend deadline extended to 5/29/15


There’s still time to register for Reunion Weekend, Jaspers! The deadline has been extended to this Friday, May 29.

Reunion Weekend Reunion Weekend 2015 Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7, 2015

# – # – # – # – # 

[JR: But you have to act quickly.]  

# – # – # – # – #  2015-May-28 @ 09:24  

JHQ: McShane, Megan [MC2013] May’s LV of the Month


FROM Alma Mater’s FACEBOOK feed

Our very own Megan McShane ’13 is May’s LV of the Month! Megan currently serves at De La…

# – # – # – # – #

May 2015: Megan McShane

Service Site: De La Salle Middle School at St. Matthews in St. Louis, MO.

College: Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

*** begin quote ***

What do you do?

I teach 5th, 6th, and 7th graders in Language Arts, Social Studies, and Religion, and I tutor students in Accelerated Math.

Why did you choose to become a Lasallian Volunteer?

I developed a passion for education during my undergraduate days at Manhattan College and sought to find a program where I could work with students, pushing them to reach their full potential. I specifically wanted to work with inner-city kids, and I wanted to be involved in a faith-based program. Lasallian Volunteers felt like the perfect fit for me. Now that I am finishing my second year of service, I feel like I was always meant to work towards the Lasallian mission. This program has challenged me in ways I never expected; it has pushed me to be my best self, and it has introduced me to some phenomenal kids and educators.

*** end quote ***

# – # – # – # – # 

McShane, Megan [MC2013]

# – # – # – # – #  2015-May-26 @ 15:30