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JHQ: Alma Mater announces 2019 AHoF


General 6/10/2019 4:58:00 PM
Manhattan College Athletic Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019 Announced

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Riverdale, NY – Seven individuals have been elected to the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019, and one team has been selected for special recognition. The 41st annual induction ceremony and dinner will take place on Saturday, November 9.

“I am very thrilled for these former Jasper greats to be inducted into the our school’s Athletic Hall of Fame,” said Marianne Reilly ’82, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “This class represents the broad based participation and achievement of our athletic program.

This year’s honorees are:
Nick Derba ’07 (baseball)
Andrew Hlushko ’83 (men’s soccer)
Pontus Lundqvist ’99 (men’s track & field)
Michael Mulqueen ’76 (men’s track & field)
Arthur Orlando ’61 (baseball/men’s basketball)
Emily (Rogic) Baricevic ’97 (women’s soccer)
Daniel Sullivan ’71 (men’s track & field)

Additionally, the 1978-79 women’s basketball team will be honored for its contributions as the very first women’s varsity athletic team at the college.

“My thanks to the Hall of Fame committee for their diligence and participation in the selection process,” said Joe Ryan ’81, ’86, Hall of Fame selection committee president. “We congratulate the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees and their sponsors.”

Nick Derba ’07 was a three-time All-MAAC First Team selection and a key component in the Jaspers’ 2006 team that defeated Nebraska and San Francisco in NCAA Regional Play. He helped lead Manhattan to 121 wins during his four years and finished up with 212 hits, 172 runs 26 home runs and 129 RBI, before being drafted by the St. Louis in the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Derba played six years of professional baseball in the Cardinals’ organization, rising to the Triple-A ranks and is currently is the Head Coach at the University of Maine.

Andrew Hlushko ’83 was one of the top goaltenders in program history, earning three straight Tri-State Conference honors. The 1980 Tri-State MVP as a sophomore, he helped lead the Jaspers to a 10-5-2 record, including a 7-1 league mark as a sophomore. Hlushko graduated with a then school-record 12 career shutouts, including five-straight at one point. He is also second in program history with 341 career saves, was named to the Kronenburg Invitational All-Tournament team in 1980. Following graduation, Hlushko has also served on Manhattan College School of Engineering, Electrical Department Board of Advisors for 12 years.

Pontus Lundqvist ’99 is one of the top decathletes in program history, finishing 12th at the 1999 NCAA Outdoor Championships with 7,227 points. Earlier in the year, he announced his presence on the national stage, by defeating US Olympian Tom Pappas to win the 1999 Sea Ray Relays Decathlon Title. An exceptional athlete, Lundqvist routinely scored in six to eight events at the conference meets and was the 1999 IC4A Indoor Pentathlon and 1999 IC4A Outdoor Decathlon Champion.

Michael Mulqueen ’76 was a member of the 1973 NCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Championship team and was one of the Jaspers’ top hurdlers during his career. He has continued to make an impact on the sport since his graduation, having recently completed his 37th year as the Head Coach of the Rutgers University Men’s Track & Field team. During his time with the Scarlet Knights, Mulqueen has earned conference coach of the year honors on six occasions and NCAA District Coach of the Year accolades five times.

Arthur Orlando ’61 was a two-year standout for the baseball and basketball programs at Manhattan. Following an impressive senior campaign on the hardwood, he was selected to play in the 1961 Metropolitan Catholic Basketball Festival. On the diamond, Orlando was an accomplished pitcher who was offered a professional contract by the St. Louis Cardinals. Following graduation, he served as the first-ever varsity basketball coach at Clarkstown South High School, before he was taken from us way too soon at the age of 36.

Emily (Rogic) Baricevic ’97 is the most accomplished scorer in the history of the women’s soccer program at Manhattan, finishing with a program-record 40 goals and 95 points in her time in Riverdale. She broke onto the scene with a program-record 24 goals and 53 points as a freshman in 1993 en route to being named the MAAC Rookie of the Year. Both marks also rank second in the all-time MAAC record book. In large part to Rogic, Manhattan scored a program-record 53 goals and won 11 matches, which was the program standard for over 20 years.

Daniel Sullivan ’71 is one of the top cross country runners in school history. To date, he is the lone student-athlete in program history to qualify for three straight NCAA Championships, while helping lead the Jaspers to a pair of undefeated seasons. A standout on the track as well, he was a constant scoring member of the Manhattan Metropolitan Championship teams in 1968 and 1971. Sullivan returned to Riverdale as the first-ever coach of the women’s cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field programs, guiding the Jaspers to the 1986 MAAC Cross Country and 1991 MAAC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

The 41st Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 9 in the Great Room of the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons. Registration information will be available in the fall.

With the election this year’s class, the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame now includes 275 members.

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Baricevic, Emily Rogic [MC1997]

Derba, Nick [MC2007]

Hlushko, Andrew [MC1983]

Lundqvist, Pontus [MC1999]

Mulqueen, Michael [MC1976]

Orlando, Arthur [MC1961] 

Sullivan, Daniel [MC1971]

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JHQ: D-Day Jaspers


2019 06Jun 06 dday jaspers

On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we remember the Manhattan College veterans who stormed the beaches of Normandy to liberate Europe from Nazi control. Today we salute you and the sacrifices you made for a more peaceful world.

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[JR: Wish these men were named?]

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JHQ: 2019 Undergraduate Commencement at Manhattan College


2019 Undergraduate Commencement at Manhattan College

[JR: 3h 22m]

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JHQ: Manhattan Monthly: May 2019


Annual Commencement Exercises Begin on May 15
Manhattan College’s graduating class of 2019 will kick off the annual
Commencement exercises on Wednesday, May 15 when students from the
College’s graduate programs and the School of Continuing and
Professional Studies will receive their degrees. On Friday, May 17,
undergraduate students will walk across the stage and receive their
bachelor’s degrees.

Class of 2019 Answers #BeTheChange Challenge
As the class of 2019 goes on to do great things, here is a snapshot of all
the contributions they have been making on campus, in New York City and
the world.


Quhshi, Maresca are 2019 Valedictorians 
Donya Quhshi ’19 is the valedictorian of Manhattan College’s class of 2019
and will be the student speaker at Undergraduate Commencement. Ray
Maresca ’18 ’19 (M.S.) is the valedictorian at the College’s Spring

Class of 2019 Landing Jobs in Fields of Their Choice
Students in the class of 2019 have been offered all kinds of opportunities after
graduation. Many also have been accepted into advanced degree programs
at Manhattan College and other prestigious institutions.

#300LaSalle: Student Veteran Sherry Swartwout ’19
One of the five Lasallian pillars is quality education. At Manhattan
College, support programs are in place to make education as accessible
to as many people as possible, including military veterans, parents and
other students from varied backgrounds.

Jaspers Baseball Tied for First Place in the MAAC
Through May 15, Manhattan College’s baseball team owns a 15-6 record and is
tied for first place atop the MAAC standings. The Jaspers have already
clinched a spot in the MAAC Tournament, which will take place May 22-25
at Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Staten Island.

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JHQ: Don’t Miss Reunion Weekend 2019


Published on May 13, 2019
A time to reflect, a time to remember.
May 31 – June 2, 2019
Celebrating the Classes Ending in 4 and 9!

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JHQ: Jasper Open 5/13


Take a break from your Monday routine…
Join Manhattan College at the
31st Annual Jasper Open!


the beautiful weather coming our way, let’s swing into spring by
joining the College for a fun-filled day of golf and camaraderie to
benefit students and future generations of Jaspers.

31st Annual Jasper Open
Monday, May 13, 2019
Westchester Country Club
99 Biltmore Ave. 
Rye, NY 

10:30 a.m. | Registration and Brunch
12:00 p.m. | Shotgun Start
5:30 p.m. | Reception and Dinner

In addition to joining us for a round of golf or dinner, consider showing your support by taking out a sponsorship or donating a silent auction or raffle prize.

Kindly register today:

Deadline – Monday, April 29

For more information, contact the
Alumni Relations Office:
(718) 862-7432 |

Keep up to date on all future events: check out the Alumni Events Calendar.  Connect with fellow Jaspers and enjoy a weekend of activities: register for Reunion Weekend 2019.

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JHQ: Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria 5/4/19


On Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM alumni, family and friends are invited to attend a Saturday evening mixer at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria. Kick back and relax with fellow Jaspers in the Beer Garden!

Food, wine, and beer will be included with your registration to this event.

Bohemian Hall
2919 24th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11102

All proceeds from this event will benefit Manhattan College’s Annual Giving program. The College’s Annual Giving program addresses a wide range of essential needs, including providing financial aid and enhancing academic programs and facilities.

Sign up at

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