From June 1-3, Manhattan College alumni gathered on campus to celebrate the College’s 143rd Reunion Weekend.
From June 1-3, Manhattan College alumni gathered on campus to celebrate the College’s 143rd Reunion Weekend. The weekend of festivities launched on Friday afternoon at Jasper’s Tavern in Café 1853, and the class of 1962 departed for a golden anniversary dinner cruise on the New York Harbor.
The class of 1987 commemorated their 25th anniversary at a special silver dinner in Café 1853, and made a donation to the College in the amount of $50,000. Classes marking their 15th-45th anniversaries enjoyed a dinner reception in Dante’s Den. Young alumni from 2002-2012 danced the night away in Smith Auditorium and enjoyed karaoke and a photo booth.
With more than 400 alumni visiting Riverdale, Saturday’s schedule included a buffet breakfast, estate planning seminar, a lunchtime barbecue on the Memorial Hall courtyard, and a wine tasting. President Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., also recognized members of the class of 1962 with Brother C. Thomas Jubilarian Medals at the 50th anniversary brunch. On behalf of the class of 1962, class co-chairs Joseph Dillon, president of the alumni society, and Thomas Muldoon presented a generous donation for $425,000 to the College.
In addition, a few of the College’s most talented students and alumni presented an afternoon performing arts showcase. The evening events began with a reunion vigil Mass presided over by Fr. Joseph A. Franco ’97, and concluded with dinner on the Quadrangle followed by dessert and dancing.
The alumni relations office thanks everyone who attended and helped make the weekend so memorable. Stay tuned for upcoming details about alumni reunion weekend 2013.