Manhattan College Builds Connections with Fellow Lasallian Schools

Students from Christian Brothers Academy in Albany visited the College’s STEM facilities.

CBA Albany students in front of Kelly CommonsManhattan College faculty and staff recently met with more than 30 students from Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) in Albany, New York.

Manhattan College officials invited students from CBA’s Project Lead the Way engineering program to tour the newly constructed Higgins Engineering and Science Center and Leo Hall.

The CBA students also had opportunities to network with Manhattan College faculty and students, and gained a firsthand look at how Manhattan College provides a first-class STEM education.

Mike Van De Loo ’94, who attended both CBA Albany and Manhattan College, served as a guest speaker, along with Ben Boivin ’09, ’15 (M.S.), Manhattan College’s Director of Undergraduate Admissions, who is also an alumnus of both Lasallian institutions.

“Because of Manhattan College's strong School of Engineering and ties to the Christian Brothers community, we felt it would be a perfect match to invite these students to campus for a tour of our brand-new Higgins Engineering and Science Center and Leo Hall,” Boivin said. 

“Not only is this a great opportunity to promote the Lasallian community, but also CBA Albany and Manhattan College,” he continued. “As an institution we hope to host more Lasallian schools on campus, including CBA Lincroft and CBA Syracuse, but we felt CBA Albany's Project Lead the Way population was an excellent start.” 

Watch the tour here.

By Pete McHugh