Category Archives: JHQ – From Headquarters

JHQ: Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Major


Manhattan College Launches Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Major
Beginning in fall 2014, the School of Science will offer two new degrees in environmental science, responding to the rising demand for trained professionals in environmental fields.

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JHQ: 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame


Manhattan Announces 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Class
Courtesy Manhattan Athletics Department

Tue, June 24, 2014

The Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome eight new members on November 8.
Courtesy Manhattan College

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College is proud to announce its eight-member Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Seven former student-athletes, including four candidates in their first year of eligibility, and one coach will be inducted at a formal dinner on Saturday, November 8.

The 2014 Hall of Fame honorees are:

Gerald Buckley ’64 (track & field)
Patrick Callahan ’99 (baseball)
LaCole Fields ’00 (track & field)
Luis Flores ’04 (men’s basketball)
Thomas Jacob Freeman ’04 (track & field)
Steve Lappas, coach (men’s basketball)
Rosalee Mason ’04 (women’s basketball)
Nicholas Silva ’04 (men’s lacrosse)

“The Manhattan College Athletic Department is pleased to welcome these eight very accomplished contributors into our Hall of Fame,” Director of Athletics Noah LeFevre said. “The diversity of the 2014 class in sport disciplines, contributing roles and generations is a credit to the well-roundedness and longevity of our overall athletic program success.”

Jerry Buckley (posthumous) was a valuable middle distance runner on Head Coach George Eastment’s teams, serving as co-captain his senior year. He helped the two-mile relay squad capture first place at both the Millrose Games and Metropolitan Indoor Championships in 1962, and he took third in the 880 yards at the 1963 Metropolitan Outdoor Championships.

In 1997, Pat Callahan became the first Jaspers baseball player ever to earn Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Player of the Year honors after leading the league with a .381 batting average. He posted a .317 career batting average and was Manhattan’s all-time leader in hits (147) at the time of his graduation.

LaCole Fields set four Manhattan records in the shot put and weight throw during her career, and still holds the indoor mark in the shot put. She was named All-East seven times and won a total of 13 individual MAAC championships. During the 2000 outdoor season, Fields captured the MAAC title and scored at the ECAC Championships in the shot put, discus and hammer throw.

Manhattan’s all-time leading scorer (2,046 points), Luis Flores was named MAAC Player of the Year and MAAC Tournament MVP in both 2002-03 and 2003-04. He led the Jaspers to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2003 and 2004, when Manhattan upset Florida in the Round of 64. Flores was inducted into the MAAC Honor Roll at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame during the 2014 MAAC Tournament.

Jake Freeman is the only eight-time All-American in the history of the track & field program. He won a pair of NCAA Championships at Manhattan (2003 indoor weight throw, 2004 outdoor hammer throw). Freeman also captured four consecutive IC4A titles in the hammer throw and is the NCAA record-holder in the event. He finished third in the hammer throw at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials and represented the United States at the 2009 World Championships.

Steve Lappas coached the Jaspers for four seasons from 1988-89 to 1991-92. He led Manhattan back to prominence during his tenure, capped by a 25-9 campaign in 1991-92. That season, the Jaspers reached the MAAC championship game for the first time and made their first postseason appearance in nearly 20 years, reaching the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

A three-time First Team All-MAAC selection, Rosalee Mason is the MAAC’s all-time leading rebounder (1,217). She’s also second on Manhattan’s all-time scoring list (1,875). In 2002-03, Mason led the Jaspers to both the MAAC regular season and tournament championships, and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Nick Silva was named MAAC Player of the Year in 2002, as he led the Jaspers to their first-ever MAAC championship. He’s second on Manhattan’s all-time assists chart (84) and has the two highest single-season assist totals in program history. Silva is also third on the all-time list with 155 career points.

The 36th Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 8. There will be a Mass in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers at 4 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony and dinner in the Great Room of the new Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons at 5 p.m. Registration information will be available in the fall.
With the election of this year’s class, the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame now consists of 237 members. For more information on the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame, please click here.

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JHQ: 2014 Manhattan College Reality Retreat 9/12-14/14


23rd Annual Businessmen’s Retreat
Friday, Sept. 12 – Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Life can be a flurry of activity. There always seems to be something to do.

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 2014 Manhattan College Reality Retreat provides the perfect setting to do this and seek higher direction while considering this year’s spiritual quest,

“Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)

The retreat provides a wonderful opportunity to make new friends, to network, and to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow alumni – men like you. Many Silicon Valley executives spend thousands of dollars for a similar experience. Plus, you may also avail yourself of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Anointing, and The Eucharist.

Check out our website for more details and register to join us in September. You’ll be glad you did!

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If you’d like to discover more reasons why you are blessed by God, and also called by Him, please join us for this year’s retreat at the Bishop Molloy Retreat House in Jamaica Estates, Queens, NY. There you will have ample opportunities for fellowship with men like yourself, many of whom have been attending our annual retreats year after year.

This year is the 23rd installment of the Reality Retreat, which was started by a group of Manhattan College alumni and friends, many of whom worked in business settings in NYC, who were seeking a way of strengthening their faith and bridging that faith from Sunday Mass into the start of the workweek on Monday morning.

Our weekend will feature great speakers, delicious food, enriching fellowship and camaraderie, and opportunities to partake in the sacraments of the Eucharist, Reconciliation and Anointing. Past speakers have woven their personal witness stories together with the annual theme, inspiring our attendees.

Again, we hope that you will plan to join us at this year’s retreat on September 12th, 13th & 14th.

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JHQ: Financial Services Advisory Council 6/24


The Financial Services Advisory Council
cordially invites you to attend the 12th annual spring reception featuring a presentation on the insurance industry’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act by
Marybeth McCall ’74, M.D.
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The University Club of New York
1 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

6 p.m. Refreshments | 7 p.m. Presentation | 8 – 9 p.m. Reception
R.S.V.P. by June 17

$40 per person ($25 for graduates of 2003 – 2013)
Reservations are limited and advance registration is required.

For more information, email or call (718) 862-7432 or visit

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JHQ: Reunion 2014 pictures


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JHQ: #MCRW14 celebration dinner


It’s a gorgeous night for our #MCRW14 celebration dinner! @JasperAlum

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JHQ: Reinstates Masiello


Manhattan Reinstates Steve Masiello as Men’s Basketball Head Coach
Courtesy Manhattan Athletics Department
Fri, June 06, 2014

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JHQ: Interns available


Dear Employers,

We hope your spring is going well!

Thanks again for attending for promoting your opportunities with us on JasperLink this past academic year! We would like to follow up with you about any successes you had in terms of hiring students as interns or full time hires.

Please feel free to share the names of any Manhattan College students you hired.

We encourage you to use our online jobs platform, JasperLink to post your future positions. As well, please feel free to let us know if you are interested in additional services including our Career Fairs or learning more about how to market your opportunities on campus.

We will be sharing our dates for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 Career Fairs shortly to all employers via JasperLink.

Malla Haridat
Associate Director
Employer and Alumni Outreach Specialist
Center for Career Development

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JHQ: Alma Mater’s Chapel get an enhancement


Exciting changes are coming soon to Manhattan College’s Chapel! We’ve acquired a collection of windows depicting the life and work of St. John Baptist de La Salle from the Brothers’ Novitiate in Barrytown, N.Y. See what the windows will look like once installed and learn more about giving opportunities:

Paul F. Murray The chapel will only be more magnificent with the addition of these windows. The chapel has a special place in my heart as I was married there!

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Murray, Paul F. [MC????]

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JHQ: Six-Team Championship Format


MAAC Council of Presidents Approve Six-Team Championship Format
Courtesy Manhattan Athletics Department
Tue, June 03, 2014

EDISON, N.J. – The MAAC Council of Presidents spring meetings concluded with a number of major issues announced, including support for NCAA Division I Restructuring, endorsement of league bylaws to accommodate ESPN3 school productions on the new ESPN3 MAAC branded channel and a major expansion of selected MAAC team championships to a six-team bracket format. 

The presidents also were briefed on the planning for the 2015 MAAC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championships at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY including ticket pricing, sales plans, and VIP/Club seating sections. Also discussed were the MAAC’s Sports Graphics branding plan for the basketball championships including the new Horner MAAC playing floor.  

The MAAC Committee on Athletic Administration’s major focus this academic year has been on a review of bracket size for MAAC team championships and maintenance of revenue flows to the league budget from championships operations. The MAAC championships, with expanded formats, will include baseball, softball, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball.  

“The Council of Presidents supported the athletic administrator’s bracket proposal noting the expanded championship opportunities will provide a beneficial experience to student-athletes, help member institutions maintain and build competitive teams, and be advantageous to the recruitment of qualified students,” noted MAAC Commissioner, Rich Ensor. “The six-team format was used for baseball and softball this spring and it resulted in greater fan interest as teams competed to the last weekend of regular season play to qualify for the MAAC championship.”

It was noted that the primary focus of MAAC coaches and student-athletes is participation in MAAC championships and an opportunity to qualify for NCAA automatic bids, which this expanded format now provides to a wider group of qualifying teams.  

The presidents also supported a change in the hosting of these championships, agreeing with the athletic administrator’s recommendation to move away from pre-determined sites. As a result: 
-Championships will generally be played at highest/higher seed host sites.
-Higher/highest seeds can only opt out of hosting in the case of an extenuating circumstance such as a facility conflict.
-Any member school’s facility used for regular season is eligible to host post-season competition.  

In reviewing NCAA Governance Restructuring, the Council of Presidents generally supported the work of the NCAA Steering Committee while offering specific suggestions on elements of the plan related to representation on the proposed Board of Directors. The Presidents agreed to support a revised BOD composition that allows seats for BCS ‘power 5’ conferences with the other 12 seats divided among the remaining 27 DI conferences on a rotational basis (including the non-major FBS conferences). 

The MAAC agreed to support restructuring because it provides the ‘power 5’ conferences with autonomous governance authority in return for all 32 conferences having inclusion in Division I and continued association with the Division I brand.  The support was conditioned on two basic principles, first, that the MAAC continue to receive access to NCAA championships for its teams as it is currently provided within Division I and second, that the NCAA revenue sharing continue as it is currently distributed within the division. 

The MAAC’s partnership with ESPN continues to grow and was reinforced by the Council of Presidents decision to allow for school produced ESPN3 games to be accessed through the MAAC Branded ESPN3 Channel.  ESPN announced the rollout of the branded channel this winter.  The MAAC Marketing Committee conducted an in-depth review of the ESPN3 School Production proposal that was presented to the league. The Council approved the committee’s recommendations that MAAC ESPN3 School Productions be provided access to MAAC Branded ESPN3 Channel.  ESPN3 School Productions must follow MAAC branding requirements as outlined in revised MAAC bylaws and the MAAC will relinquish certain marketing/advertising rights in return for schools funding these additional broadcasts. 

“The presidents agreed that the ESPN3 opportunity can provide long-term benefits to the league and member schools,” notes Commissioner Ensor.  “Over time, as schools invest in infrastructure and staffing, it could become an economically efficient solution to distribute live content, serve fans, and expand academic opportunities for students seeking hands on experience in broadcast productions and sports journalism.” 

In other business, the MAAC elected the following officers to two-year terms ending in June 2016: 
President – John Hurley, Canisius
Vice President – Brennan O’Donnell, Manhattan
Secretary/Treasurer – Richard Ensor, MAAC

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