Lasallian & Catholic Mission

  1. Chemical engineering project

    Campus Research Strengthens Bond with Bethlehem

    From May - August, five seniors from Palestine lived on campus and became part of the College community as active participants in the Summer Research Program at Manhattan.

  2. NYPD officers

    Alumna Partners with the NYPD to Get Struggling Teens on the Right Track

    As the founder of NYC Together, Dana Rachlin ’08 is reshaping communities by helping build positive relationships between Brooklyn police officers and local teenagers.

  3. Steve and Stephanie

    Alumni Work to Help Underprivileged Children in Haiti

    Jasper alumni Steve Smith ’89 and Stephanie (George) Minister ’91 serve on the Board of Directors of the United States Foundation for the Children of Haiti.

  4. Fr. Thomas Franks

    Fr. Thomas Franks, OFM Cap. is New College Chaplain

    Fr. Franks is the newest member of Manhattan College’s campus community.

  5. Buttimer participants pose for a group photo with the statue of John Baptist de La Salle.

    Worldwide Lasallian Educators Spend Summer at Manhattan

    More than 120 education professionals from Pakistan to Papua New Guinea visited Manhattan College in June to attend the Buttimer Institute, an annual program that delves deeper into the aspects of our Lasallian Catholic heritage.

  6. MBA students cross a bridge in the Amazon rainforest

    MBA International Course Uncovers “Hope in Helplessness”

    Business students traveled to the Amazon to research sustainable development.

  7. Veterans in caps and gowns

    Student Veterans Build Community Centered Around Success at Manhattan College

    Over the past three years, a homegrown Veterans Success Program has provided a way for student veterans to acclimate to college life and find their place among peers.

  8. Seniors volunteering

    Five Graduating Seniors Accepted into Postgraduate Volunteer Programs

    The students will continue the College’s mission of service and social justice.

  9. Chris Hoey

    Christopher Hoey '17 Receives Gunn Medal for Leadership and Service

    The Joseph J. Gunn ’30 Medal is one of the College’s highest undergraduate honors.

  10. Tags on a map

    Mapping Memories: The Class of 2017 Looks Back on Defining Moments

    As their time at the College comes to an end, the Class of 2017 plots points on a map of the world — from Riverdale to Reykjavik — to share with us where their favorite Jasper moment took place.

  11. day of service

    Day of Service Volunteers Lead Outreach Across New York City

    Participants of the College-wide event contributed to numerous community service projects in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens on April 29.

  12. Hilary Dubose in classroom

    College Strengthens Ties to Holy Land with Visit from CRS Country Representative

    Hilary Dubose, the Catholic Relief Services country representative for Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza, visited campus to discuss her human development work and the College’s partnership with CRS.

  13. Catholic Relief Services

    Hilary DuBose of Catholic Relief Services Discusses Humanitarian Efforts

    Manhattan College continues to strengthen its partnership with Catholic Relief Services.

  14. Ambassador Kamau

    Kenyan Ambassador Speaks to Government Students About World Peace

    The Republic of Kenya’s permanent representative to the United Nations (U.N.), Ambassador Macharia Kamau, visited campus on Apr. 6 to discuss world affairs with College seniors studying conflict resolution.   

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    50 Years of Peace: A Pacem in Terris Retrospective

    50 years ago this month, a landmark peace education conference at Manhattan College was lauded by esteemed educators, a U.N. official, and even the Pope.

  16. Stained Glass Windows in Chapel

    Lenten Reflections: God's Presence in Others

    Chris Hoey ’17 shares his personal thoughts on the Lenten season, the seventh in a series of reflections from Manhattan College faculty, students and staff on their journey toward Easter.

  17. Womens conference

    Plans for Women’s Center Make Headway at Conference to Discuss Assault Prevention

    Held on April 7, the first annual Lasallian Women’s Conference focused on women and sexuality, sexual assault and prevention, and ideas for a future resource center that caters to women’s issues.

  18. Cupola on Memorial Hall

    Lenten Reflections: Meaningful Sacrifice

    Nelson da Luz ’15, ’16 (M.S.) shares his personal thoughts on the Lenten season, the sixth in a series of reflections from Manhattan College faculty, students and staff on their journey toward Easter.

  19. Panel of speakers

    I’m Not a Girl, I’m a Human: Female Veterans Speak on U.S. Military Panel

    Five student veterans from the Schools of Business, Education and Health, Engineering and Liberal Arts spoke on a panel that discussed female empowerment in the military.

  20. Mission Month

    April Mission Month Celebration Honors Founder’s Legacy

    Manhattan College will host several events inspired by the legacy of John Baptist de La Salle.

  21. Kelly Commons

    Manhattan College to Hold Inaugural Women’s Lasallian Conference

    The conversation on Friday, April 7 will center on sexual assault prevention and incorporating mission-based ideals and values.

  22. Panel of speakers

    World Water Day Panel Takes a Stand on Standing Rock

    JustPeace invited four speakers of different disciplines to share their perspectives on the Dakota Access Pipeline build for World Water Day 2017.

  23. Stained glass window

    Kristin Heyer to Discuss Civic Kinship at Annual Aquinas Lecture

    On April 6, Heyer will discuss topics surrounding migration and political justice within the frame of Catholicism.

  24. Students in prayer

    Lenten Reflections: I Will Pray For You

    Brother Jack Curran, FSC, vice president for mission, shares his personal thoughts on the Lenten season, the fifth in a series of reflections from Manhattan College faculty, students and staff on their journey toward Easter.

  25. John Baptist de La Salle

    Buttimer Institute Returns to Its Roots at Manhattan College

    The two-week Lasallian retreat will take place this summer.

  26. Students on the Quad

    Lenten Reflections: The Multiplier Effect

    Julia Galdiz ’17 shares her personal thoughts on the Lenten season, the fourth in a series of reflections from Manhattan College faculty, students and staff on their journey toward Easter.

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    Community-Based Learning Helps Grow Culture of Service at Manhattan College

    Manhattan College is increasing its efforts to include more community-based learning courses in the curriculum and forge more dynamic local partnerships.

  28. Cross in the Chapel

    Lenten Reflections: Give Up and Give Out

    Erica Rebussini ’17 shares her personal thoughts on the Lenten season, the third in a series of reflections from Manhattan College faculty, students and staff on their journey toward Easter.

  29. Lois Harr

    Lois Harr Receives John F. Hurley, S.J. Commendation for Work with Catholic Relief Services

    Harr has spearheaded on-campus efforts with Catholic Relief Services and Fair Trade organizations.

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    Lenten Reflections: Step Back & Refocus

    John Fiore ’17 shares his personal thoughts on the Lenten season, the second in a series of reflections from Manhattan College faculty, students and staff on their journey toward Easter.

  31. St. John Baptiste De La Salle

    Lenten Reflections: The Journey Begins

    Brother Robert Bimonte, FSC, Lasallian in residence at Manhattan College, provides a reflection on Ash Wednesday. It is the first of a series of reflections from Manhattan College faculty, students and staff on their Lenten journey.

  32. Fair trade store

    New Campus Store Showcases Students’ Business Smarts and Fair Trade Values

    School of Business students created a business and marketing plan for the store, enhancing offerings to the College community.

  33. Peace Week

    Peace Week Highlighted by Kathy Kelly’s Cost of War Lecture

    Manhattan College will host a series of events surrounding the antiwar movement.

  34. VITA program at UNHP

    Students Help Bronx Residents Navigate Tax Season

    Manhattan College students are working with the Northwest Bronx Resource Center to assist the local community with their income taxes.

  35. Professors from the College scout research and study abroad opportunities with Bethlehem University.

    College Faculty Find Inspiration in Bethlehem

    Faculty from the Schools of Business, Engineering and Liberal Arts spent Jan. 1-9 forging research and other academic partnerships with students and faculty at Bethlehem University, Palestine, and meeting prominent leaders and NGOs in Bethlehem, Hebron, and Jerusalem, including the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

  36. Fr. Bryan Massingale

    Leading Catholic Social Ethicist to Discuss Catholicism and Racial Equality

    Fr. Bryan Massingale will speak about cross-racial solidarity within the Catholic Church.

  37. Brother Augustine Nicoletti, FSC

    Brother Augustine Nicoletti, FSC Appointed President of Ethiopian Catholic University

    After 13 years at Manhattan College, Brother Augustine will lead the Ethiopian Catholic University of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

  38. Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers

    Religious Studies Faculty Reflect on the Year of Mercy

    In December 2015, Pope Francis called for an extraordinary jubilee year, setting it apart from the ordinary cycle of jubilees, or holy years, which are called every 25 years in the Catholic Church.

  39. Kathleen White at 2014 Spring Honors Convocation

    Kathleen White ’14 One of Twelve to Receive Prestigious Mitchell Scholarship

    White is Manhattan College’s first Mitchell Scholar.

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    Students and Faculty Present at International Symposium on Lasallian Research

    Twenty-four members of the Manhattan College community traveled to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for the fifth annual International Symposium on Lasallian Research in September.

  41. Ghana Faculty Enrichment Program

    Clean Water, Clean Living: College’s Students and Faculty Advocate for Sustainability in Ghana

    Two things Manhattan College is well known for – social action and its engineering program – came together this summer to help solve water issues around the world.

  42. Kevin Ahern, Ph.D. and Alannah Boyle '18

    Summer Research Scholars Take On Challenges

    Manhattan College's Summer Research Program includes five students working on Lasallian-focused research projects, plus a collaboration with students from Bethlehem University.

  43. Service project April 2016

    Six Members of the Class of 2016 Join Postgraduate Volunteer Programs

    Manhattan College students will serve in the Lasallian tradition following Commencement.

  44. Van Cortlandt Park

    Engineering Student Works to Improve Water Quality in Van Cortlandt Park

    John Abbatangelo '16 and civil and environmental engineering professors are partnering with The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park to contribute to the Wetland Stewardship for a Healthier Bronx project.

  45. Natalie Heinitz Gunn Medal

    Natalie Heinitz ’16 Receives Joseph J. Gunn ’30 Alumni Medal

    A communication and government double major, Heinitz is recognized for her leadership and service to the College community.

  46. David Caiafa '19

    Manhattan College’s David Caiafa Named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow

    Freshman honored as one of 218 community-engaged students to receive prestigious award.

  47. Chapel windows

    College’s Lasallian Legacy Shines Through Newly Dedicated Stained Glass Windows

    A Mass and ceremony on Apr. 7 celebrated the installation of windows illuminating the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle.

  48. Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers windows

    Manhattan College Dedicates New Chapel Windows Depicting Life of John Baptist de La Salle

    The event took place on campus on Thursday, April 7.

  49. Mission Month on campus

    Mission Month Celebration Continues Throughout April

    More than 100 events during April will highlight the College’s continual commitment to its founding mission.

  50. Manhattan College TedX Group

    TEDx Conference Draws Inspiration for Change From Across Campus

    The student-organized event invited College students and faculty, as well as members of the community, to discuss topics that focused on ways of improving the world and your sense of self.

  51. Brennan O'Donnell

    Brennan O’Donnell Joins Lewis University Board of Trustees

    The Manhattan College president will serve on the board of the Lasallian university in Illinois.

  52. Simon Adams, Ph.D. Delivers Annual Cost of War Lecture to Cap Peace Week

    Simon Adams, Ph.D. Delivers Annual Cost of War Lecture to Cap Peace Week

    Peace Week 2016: Going Beyond Borders takes place March 7-10.

  53. Manhattan College

    School of Education and Health: Transforming Minds, Bodies and Lives

    Faculty, students and alumni are making a difference in a wide range of settings, locally and globally.

  54. Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D.

    Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center to Host Abrahamic Religions Conference

    The two-day event, Feb. 29 – March 1, explores challenges in an age of extremism.

  55. Manhattan College Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers

    Praying Lent: College Hosts Faith Workshop, Meditations and Other Opportunities to Reflect with Fellow Lasallians

    Jaspers celebrate the Easter season with events that remind us of our Catholic identity.

  56. Elena Bowman

    Elena Bowman '16 Selected as Candidate For Senior CLASS Award

    The Manhattan College senior is active in the community while performing well in the classroom and excelling for the Jaspers' softball team.

  57. VITA tax program

    Manhattan College Students Volunteer with VITA Program To Offer Free Tax Services

    Business students work with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the Northwest Bronx Resource Center for the rest of tax season.

  58. Brother Thomas Scanlan, FSC

    Brother Thomas Scanlan, FSC, Receives ACCU’s Hesburgh Award

    The Manhattan College president emeritus was honored by Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

  59. Jenifer Martin

    Martin Becomes First Manhattan College Student to Receive Gilman Scholarship

    Jenifer Martin ’17 will study abroad in Madrid after receiving the award.

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    Jaspers Connect Across Cities and Class Years to Benefit U.S. Military Abroad

    Manhattan’s alumni magazine, M, and the Mentor Program brought together three likeminded communication majors to give back.

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    Students & Faculty Advance Common Good Through Research

    Thirteen Manhattan College students recently presented their research projects at the 2015 Saint Mary’s University International Symposium on Lasallian Research in Minneapolis. In addition, several Manhattan professors attended the conference to share their research and findings along with the students from Sept. 27-29.

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    College Honors Fair Trade Month

    A series of events will take place around campus in October to raise awareness about sustainable labor practices in the free market.

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    Around the World : 2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis

    Manhattan’s faculty experts and administration weighed in on the papal visit to give a global context to this historic event.Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D.Assisant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the College’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith (HGI) Education Center

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    On Campus : 2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis

    Pope Francis stood before the United Nations on Sept. 25 to address a worldwide congregation that included prominent leaders, environmentalists, and Manhattan College students who listened to his historic speech on campus via a live telecast of the event.

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    Manhattan College Bears Witness to the Pope’s 2015 Apostolic Journey

    New York City has a way of dwarfing historic moments in the contiguous and contagious movement of its 8 million-plus inhabitants. But from Sept. 24-25, even the Big Apple couldn’t overshadow the arrival of Pope Francis, as thousands stopped their daily activities to hear a word from or catch a glimpse of His Holiness. From faculty and administrators to students and alumni, the Manhattan College network was there to bear witness: in person, on campus and around the world.

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    In Person: 2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis

    Vespers - St. Patricks CathedralPresident Brennan O'Donnell and Br. Jack Curran reflect on the Thursday night prayer service.Read More [+]

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    Counseling Alum Becomes Agent of Change as Missioner in El Salvador

    Serving a rural village in Central America, Melissa (Blythe) Altman ’06 and her family are operating programs for local children in an effort to better their futures.

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    Br. Robert Berger Celebrates 40 Years as Brother, Teacher, Mentor and Friend

    Since 1988, Br. Robert has made a wide-ranging impact on his alma mater.

  69. Seniors at Commencement Mass

    Seven Seniors to Take on Positions of Service and Faith after Graduation

    Six students to take on year-long volunteer positions; one to enter Catholic seminary.

  70. Brennan O'Donnell, Kelly Douglas, Grace Hoffman

    Kelly Douglas ’15, Grace Hoffman ’15 Receive 2015 Gunn Medal

    For the first time, the College’s highest undergraduate student honor goes to two deserving seniors.

  71. CURES

    Environmental Science Majors Find Green Solutions for Earth Day

    The School of Science and CURES to host events beginning on April 15.

  72. Freda Tei

    Junior Freda Tei Honored as Newman Civic Fellow

    Biology major one of 201 community-engaged college students to gain prestigious honor.

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    Celebrating The Mission: With Great Gusto and Patience Every Day

    As the campus celebrates Mission Month this April, the College reflects on some of Manhattan’s many mission-inspired works that occurred throughout the year.

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    Students, Faculty Examine Racial Issues on Campus and Beyond

    In light of the widely publicized deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and the social unrest that followed, the professors and students at Manhattan College recently organized a Racial Justice Teach-In to recognize and challenge structural racism and white privilege.

  75. Shawn Ladda speaks to crowd

    Agape Latte Program Debuts at Manhattan College

    The new Campus Ministry event series seeks to foster discussions about faith.

  76. Volunteers bag food

    Manhattan College Celebrates Collegewide Day of Service

    The College’s Campus Ministry and Social Action office is working to expand local service programming for students.

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    Manhattan College Students to Join in Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 24

    In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, Manhattan College students will volunteer at several sites across the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens.

  78. Campus

    Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center to Host Several Events During Spring Semester

    Manhattan College’s HGI Center will focus on the Holocaust and its lingering effects throughout the 2015 spring semester.

  79. Fresh Air Fund

    Bronx Native John McMahon ’73 Leads Urban Youth Programming

    The Manhattan College alumnus has served as a longtime board member at the Fresh Air Fund.

  80. Catholic Relief Services Award

    Manhattan College Named a Global Campus by Catholic Relief Services

    Catholic Relief Services recognizes Manhattan College’s commitment to social justice through a wide range of student-led programs and events.

  81. St. John Baptist De La Salle Statue

    Students Serve Their Brothers and Sisters Abroad in El Salvador

    A group of Jaspers were immersed in the culture and education of the Central American country through one of the College’s newest L.O.V.E. trips.

  82. Manhattan College Students in Haiti

    Engineers Help Bring Clean Water to Lasallian Community in Haiti

    Using their expertise on water filtration systems, two students and their professor visited a Lasallian school and Brothers community to advise on infrastructure.

  83. lasallian leaders in camden

    Lasallian Leaders Camden Retreat Sparks Hope with Simple Acts

    Manhattan College’s Lasallian Leaders who were in town as part of a three-day service retreat with De Sales Service Works this fall. By cleaning streets and renovating parks, 16 students worked to instill hope in a community where potable drinking water is scarce.

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    Russian Muslims Share Their Experiences with MC Students and Faculty

    In an effort to combat anti-Islamic propaganda, the College welcomed a Russian delegation working to advance the rights of Muslims in Russia. Students, faculty and administration joined them for a campus tour and roundtable discussion in O'Malley Library.

  85. Cameroon Villager

    Manhattan's Chapter of Engineers Without Borders Begin to Build Bridge in Cameroon

    Three students and their professional mentor traveled to the village of Mbirbua on the first of five trips to build a bridge for the community.

  86. students, faculty and administrators participating in lasallian research symposium

    Manhattan Community Expands the Scope and Nature of Lasallian Research

    Eight faculty and administrators from Manhattan College joined more than 120 academics from the international Lasallian network to discuss the characteristics of Lasallian research at the 3rd international Lasallian Research Symposium from Sept. 28-30.

  87. Manhattan College Students

    Extracurricular Excursions

    Manhattan's 60+ student clubs, organizations and honor societies take Jaspers from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to the top of the George Washington Bridge.

  88. St. John Baptist De La Salle Statue

    Five Bachelor’s Degree Recipients Accept Post-Graduate Service Opportunities

    Anthony DiCesare, Tegan Nelson, Carlos Orbe, Ivy Seraphin and Kathleen White will begin a year of service this fall.

  89. Carolyn Woo

    Catholic Relief Services President and CEO To Deliver Undergraduate Commencement Keynote on May 18

    College will present Carolyn Woo with honorary doctorate during ceremony.

  90. Manhattan College Study Abroad

    Lasallians Abroad: Jaspers Connect with Cuba, Discover Unshakeable Bonds

    During a weeklong multifaceted study abroad experience in Havana, Cuba, more than a dozen Jaspers discover Lasallian resolve after 50 years of restricted religious practice.

  91. Manhattan College

    Mission Makers: Recast, A Campus Tradition Highlights Community’s Faithful Practice

    In April, Manhattan College celebrates Mission Month, an affirmation of events and activities that highlight ways that Jaspers bring to life the hallmarks of our Lasallian heritage.

  92. Save Your City

    Students and Young Alumni Build Business to Help Fund Education in the Bronx

    With the help of fellow Jaspers, Perry Rizopoulos ’13 started Save Your City, a charitable clothing line that donates supplies to disadvantaged schools in the community.

  93. Brennan O'Donnell

    President Elected to ACCU’s Board of Directors

    Brennan O’Donnell elected to Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Board of Directors.

  94. Manhattan College

    Students Visit Lasallian School, Catholic Relief Services in Haiti

    Four years after the earthquake, Manhattan College helps rebuild with L.O.V.E.

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    Alumni Continue Lasallian Mission with Teach for America

    The highly competitive program consistently recruits Jaspers to lead a nationwide educational revolution in low-income communities.

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    College Mourns Former Board Member, Eileen McEntegart

    Eileen F. McEntegart, a former member of Manhattan College’s board of trustees, died on Dec. 29.

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    Long-Serving College Employees Honored at Staff Convocation

    Staff and administrators received recognition for their dedication to Manhattan College.

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    Campus Community Steps Up to Aid Lasallian Partners in Philippines

    Manhattan College is sending donations, water filters and prayers to the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

  99. Br. Jack Curran

    Manhattan College Names Alumnus as the New Vice President for Mission

    Brother Jack Curran ’80, FSC, joins the College this month.

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    AAC&U President, Faculty Deliberate on Educational Innovations for the 21st Century

    On Sept. 24, Carol Geary Schneider discussed the value of integrative educational practices at the collegewide faculty meeting.

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    Jaspers Attend New Lasallian Formation Programs

    This summer, members of the College community joined fellow Lasallians to work toward the future of the mission.

  102. Muriel Siebert

    Former Manhattan Trustee and Business Icon Passes Away

    Muriel Siebert, a 15-year member of Manhattan College's board of trustees, dies at the age of 84.

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    Manhattan College Hosts Annual Lasallian Youth Assembly

    More than 100 students and educators from regional Lasallian high schools participated in a weeklong enrichment program.

  104. Jerry D'Aversa

    Psych Student Restores Sight to Blind on Medical Mission Trip

    In hopes of becoming an ophthalmologist like his father, Jerry D'Aversa ’14 traveled to Grenada to assist with sight-restoring surgeries.

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    First Patterson Scholars Graduate from Manhattan College

    Recipients of the James Patterson Scholarship take on new challenges with degrees in hand.

  106. De La Salle Statue

    Four Manhattan College Graduates Accepted into the Lasallian Volunteers Service Program

    Megan McShane, Kathryn Merry, Clare O’Connell and Kathleen O’Malley will begin a year of service this fall.

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    Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors Spread Social Justice Awareness Across Campus

    Twelve undergraduates join 190 others across the country to help make a difference

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    Student Volunteers Contribute to Record-Setting Year With Tax Prep Program

    For the fourth consecutive year, Manhattan College business students partnered with the IRS to provide free tax preparation services to low-income families in the Bronx.

  109. Eliot Engel

    Congressman Eliot Engel Will Visit Campus on Feb. 11 to Discuss Social Justice Issues

    Event marks College’s one-year anniversary as Fair Trade College.