Thomas A. McCarthy ’06 has been named director of alumni relations at Manhattan College effective Sept. 19.
Thomas A. McCarthy ’06 has been named director of alumni relations at Manhattan College effective Sept. 19. As a five-year seasoned employee of the College’s advancement office and a fellow alumnus, McCarthy will play a crucial role in leading alumni relations into a new era, including enhancing alumni communication, maintaining and building relationships with young and senior alumni members, planning and organizing events, and much more.
“Tom’s alumni and development experience and ongoing commitment to the College will be instrumental in his new role as director of alumni relations, and we are thrilled to have him continue advancing his career at Manhattan College, he is once and always a Jasper,” said Thomas Mauriello, vice president for advancement at Manhattan College.
McCarthy, a resident of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., most recently served as assistant director for annual giving, and focused on sustaining and recruiting donation prospects, while connecting and cultivating other alumni at a variety of College events. In addition, he served as assistant director of alumni relations for three years and alumni relations officer for one year. In both of these roles, McCarthy was instrumental in helping to facilitate new programs for alumni in areas of arts, culture, athletics and the College’s history and Lasallian heritage, and implementing more alumni integration on the Web with online registration and introducing the alumni e-newsletter.
After graduating from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education in 2006, he initially worked as a teacher at a Catholic high school in Westchester County before returning to his roots at Manhattan College. McCarthy’s attraction to Catholic education and social-justice teaching and his commitment to Catholic higher education have also continued during the past three years by attending the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies, a summer program that immerses attendees in the Lasallian educational heritage.
McCarthy also completed a master’s in general counseling in 2010, and is still connected to the College community as a pipe major and instructor for the Manhattan College Pipes and Drums.
“During my time as an employee in advancement, I’ve built upon relationships forged through my various interactions and developed close ties to many of our alumni,” said McCarthy. “I am excited to begin my new position and implement a vision to enhance our shared alumni experience.”