Student Achievements

  1. Manhattan College mechanical engineers

    Engineering Students Work to Improve Workplace Conditions for the Disabled

    Students and faculty aim to assist custodial workers with physical and developmental disabilities.

  2. Tamaro scholars event

    Two Engineering Students Receive First George Tamaro ’59 Scholarships

    The scholarship fund will support civil engineering students in preparation for their careers.

  3. Jaena Sigue

    Jaena Sigue ’18 Named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow

    An environmental science major, Sigue was honored for her work in advocating for local causes and strengthening the Bronx community.

  4. 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.

  5. Veterans participate in war and peace discussion.

    War and Peace Panel Draws on the Perspective of College Vets

    A panel discussion during Manhattan College’s annual Peace Week offered examples of how the U.S. military propagates peace during wartime, as described by students and alumni who served.

  6. Saw Mill River daylighting

    Civil Engineering Students Examine Daylighting on the Saw Mill

    Manhattan College students research the environmental effects of exposing portions of the Saw Mill River to sunlight.

  7. Kennedy Space Center

    Graduate Student Launches Next Career Phase with NASA

    Cesar Tapia ’08, ’17 (M.S.) leveraged his engineering background and on-campus ITS job to earn a NASA internship.

  8. Gennaro Maffia, Olivia Mason, Anne Gaffney

    College Engineers to Join Industry and Government Leaders in Process Intensification Institute

    The College is one of the recipients of a $70 million grant plus matching funds from the Department of Energy for in-kind project support.

  9. model un team

    Model UN Team Earns Distinguished Delegation Award

    Manhattan College represented the United States at the National Model United Nations Conference in Washington, D.C. from Nov. 11-13 and earned a Distinguished Delegation Award.

  10. Castelonia '17 creates a 3D-printed prosthetic designed by Havenlabs.

    Mechanical Engineering Major Launches Startup to Design 3D-Printed Prosthetics for Veterans

    Manhattan College senior River Castelonia ’17 co-founded Havenlabs in January 2016, a nonprofit focused on helping military veterans.

  11. Undergraduate student presenting research

    Engineering Undergraduates Invited to Present at MIT Technology Conference

    A paper co-written by Kevin Lynch ’17 and Joseph Majeski ’16 is the result of the Jasper Summer Research Scholars program.

  12. James Patterson

    James Patterson Scholarships Awarded to Twenty Manhattan College Students

    Best-selling author James Patterson ’69 established scholarship program to assist 10 juniors and 10 seniors at his alma mater.

  13. Manhattan College Business Analytics Conference winners

    At Second Annual Business Analytics Competition, Jaspers Take First

    A growing two-day conference hosted by the School of Business places Manhattan College as a thought leader in the field of business analytics.

  14. Manhattan College campus

    Brendan Murphy '19 Receives Gaeltacht Summer Award To Study in Ireland

    Lindenhurst, N.Y., resident will study the Irish language in the Gaeltacht regions of Ireland.

  15. 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.

  16. John Trieste '16

    John Trieste ’16 To Receive Carty Valedictory Medal at Undergraduate Commencement

    A native of Monroe, N.Y., Trieste will deliver the valedictory address at Undergraduate Commencement on Sunday, May 22.

  17. 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.

  18. Manhattan College graduates

    Three Athletics Teams Receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards

    The men’s golf, women’s basketball and softball programs were recognized after ranking among the top 10 percent in the NCAA's multi-year Academic Progress Rate report.

  19. Megan McKee '17, Daniel Hey '19

    Student Entrepreneurs Earn Backing at Innovation Contest

    Winners Megan McKee ’17 and Daniel Hey ’19 will develop their respective startups with the expert feedback and $250 award from the event.

  20. Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

    Jaspers Compete in Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

    Ten students attended the prestigious festival, boosting their own skills and the College’s reputation in the theater world.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. Manhattan College campus

    College to Kick Off Campus Mural Project

    In partnership with Creative Art Works, students will create the first public piece of art at Manhattan College on a wall below Founders Bridge.

  24. Manhattan College students reflect on college experiences in Washington, D.C.

    Manhattan College Students Reflect on College Experiences in Washington, D.C.

    Manhattan College senior Dylan Gray was a featured panelist at New American Colleges & Universities panel.

  25. 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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    “Incredible” Team of Business School Students Impresses New York Federal Reserve

    Led by Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., seven Manhattan College students earned a place in the Fed College Challenge’s finals, the College’s best showing ever.

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    Twenty Students to Receive James Patterson Scholarships

    Best-selling author James Patterson ’69 established annual scholarship program given to 10 juniors and 10 seniors at his alma mater.

  28. Selma Chirouf

    Motherhood, Social Advocacy and Grad School All in a Day’s Work for Algerian Scholar

    Selma Chirouf ’16 is pursuing an M.S. in organizational leadership from Manhattan College while raising her two-year-old daughter and continuing efforts for climate change awareness.

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    William J. Kennedy ’63, Ph.D., To Be Honored at Fall Honors Convocation

    Students inducted into prestigious Epsilon Sigma Pi honor society during event.

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    Purposeful Networks Recognizes Manhattan College’s Commitment to Service

    Manhattan’s students honored for ongoing sustainability projects.

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    Manhattan Student Strives to Make a Difference as a Tribute to Fallen Father on 9/11

    Olivia Siller ’18 works alongside family to promote the mission of her father’s legacy, The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

  32. Syed Shabab, Mahamoud Diop

    Inside the United Nations: Two Students Take On Summer Internships

    International studies majors report to the United Nations headquarters to attend intergovernmental meetings and prepare briefs that often go directly to mission ambassadors.

  33. 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.

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    First in the Family: A Lasallian Tradition

    Four first generation college students reflect on their experiences at Manhattan and how they’ve navigated through and acclimated to college life.

  35. 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.

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    Class of 2015 Celebrates Commencement Ceremonies

    The College community, faculty, family and friends gathered from May 14-17 to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 1,000 students receiving master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the Schools of Arts, Business, Education and Health, Engineering, Science, and Continuing and Professional Studies.

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    The Class of 2015: In Their Own Words

    As they turn their tassels, members of Manhattan College’s Class of 2015 reflect on the last four years and what it really means to be a Jasper.

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    Junior Freda Tei Honored as Newman Civic Fellow

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

  39. Urban garden

    Manhattan Students Recognized for Green and Compassionate Activity on Campus

    The student body receives honor based on commitment to a sustainable campus.

  40. My Mommy, M.S. and Me

    Manhattan Student Writes Children’s Book to Raise MS Awareness

    Mommy, MS and Me, a new children’s book written by religious studies major Stephanie Garcia ’15, is designed to create a dialog.

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    Manhattan College Students Offer Complimentary Tax Services to Qualified Bronx Residents

    Business students to volunteer with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the Northwest Bronx Resource Center in the Bronx for duration of tax season.

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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.

  43. 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.

  44. Author James Patterson

    Twenty Manhattan College Students to Receive James Patterson Scholarships

    College honors 20 juniors and seniors as the 2014-15 recipients of scholarships established by best-selling author James Patterson ’69.

  45. Rooftop Garden

    Harvesting a Revolution: Urban Agriculture Interns Grow Food and Empower Area Residents

    After a successful rooftop garden pilot internship program, Manhattan College students shared their urban gardening skills with the greater Bronx community.

  46. 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.

  47. Students snorkeling

    The Allure of the Field Trip Endures at Manhattan College

    Manhattan's course catalog offers endless opportunities for students to engage in non-traditional learning through hands-on experiences outside of the classroom.

  48. Anthony Amiano

    Communication Student is Likely Youngest Elected Official in Westchester County

    Once a Valhalla Viking and now a Manhattan Jasper, Anthony Amiano ’15 advocates for education reform as a member of the Valhalla School Board.

  49. Manhattan College Students

    Off-Campus Collaboration

    Academic research takes many students beyond the traditional classroom to field sites on mountaintops and below the sea, in courses like BIOL 409: Marine Biology.

  50. Manhattan College Alumni

    First-Generation Jasper Twins Graduate Medical School Days Apart

    Elaina and Gianna Petrone, from the class of 2009, both recently graduated from medical school.

  51. Women's Soccer Team

    Math and Soccer Merge at Manhattan

    Inspired by World Cup research, mathematics majors apply mathematical techniques to measure the teamwork on the women’s soccer team.

  52. Manhattan College Commencement

    Manhattan College Celebrates the 172nd Commencement Ceremonies

    More than 1,000 Jaspers received their diplomas May 17-18, 2014, in Riverdale, N.Y.

  53. 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.

  54. Kathleen White

    Kathleen White ’14 Awarded with Highest Undergraduate Student Honor

    Keansburg, N.J., resident receives Joseph J. Gunn Alumni Medal on May 15.

  55. Katherine Bowen

    Softball Captain and Physical Education Major of the Year to Deliver Valedictory Address at Undergraduate Commencement

    Newtown, Conn., resident Katherine Bowen ’14 receives Donald J. Carty Valedictory Medal.

  56. Valedictorian Kelly Keane

    Glen Rock, N.J., Resident and Former College Athlete to Deliver Valedictory Address at Spring Commencement

    Valedictorian Kelly Keane ’00, ’14 graduates with a master’s degree in mental health counseling.

  57. Manhattan College Commencement

    Five Faces of ’14

    As the class of 2014 prepares to enter the real world, five seniors divulge post-graduation plans and reflect on what it means to be a Jasper.

  58. Commencement

    Manhattan College Announces 2014 Commencement Speakers

    Dominick Servedio and Carolyn Woo will speak at two spring commencement ceremonies and receive honorary degrees.

  59. Shannon Butler

    Marketing Major Carves Fashion Niche

    An internship took Shannon Butler ’16 all the way to NYC Fashion Week.

  60. Getanjali Morel

    Business Analytics Intern Develops Global Strategy

    Marketing major Getanjali “Gigi” Morel ’14 finds foreign markets for industry magnate.

  61. Jorge Sanchez

    Global Business Intern Discovers New Career Path

    Jorge L. Valle Sanchez ’14 finds footing in the entertainment industry.

  62. Graham Rose

    Management Intern Explores Diverse Industries

    Graham Rose ’14 tests decision-making skills in the real world.

  63. Robert Bacchioni

    Economics Major Interns With Top Professional Athletes

    Robert Bacchioni ’14 gets an insider’s look at NYC’s professional league sports.

  64. Manhattan College

    Business Interns Test Skills, Discover Dreams

    Manhattan College business majors benefit from diverse and unique internship opportunities.

  65. Manhattan College

    New York Life Case Study Offers Extracurricular Insight

    School of Business professors Mary Michel and Janet Rovenpor recently authored a nationally recognized case study and gave their students a first-hand look.

  66. NYC flowers

    History Major Facilitates Interfaith Learning in Lower Manhattan

    Courtney Slack ’14, a 2013 intern at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, spent a semester teaching 20th century Jewish history and the Holocaust to New York City youth.

  67. Manhattan college model UN team

    Model UN Students Win Prestigious Awards at National Conference

    Manhattan College’s Model UN Team participated in the national conference in Washington D.C., gaining valuable experience and recognition.

  68. fall honors convocation

    High Achieving Seniors Join College’s Academic Honor Society

    More than 100 students were recognized for their academic merit and leadership at the Fall Honors Convocation.

  69. Kathryn Wojtkiewicz

    Senior Humanities Student Aims to End Economic Inequality

    Jasper Summer Research Scholar Kathryn Wojtkiewicz ’14 joins a centuries-long dialog with her sights on the future.

  70. Michael Michalczyk

    Engineering Major Uses Simulation Software to Relieve Joint Stress

    Jasper Summer Research Scholar Michael Michalczyk ’14 discovers a systematic approach to inquiry.

  71. Angelica Romero

    Biology Major Investigates Invasive Species On NYC Shores

    This summer, Jasper Research Scholar Angelica Romero conducted student-faculty research with collaboration from the Harbor School.

  72. Maria Toscano

    Exercise Science Major Gets a Leg-Up On Graduate School

    Maria Toscano ’14, a Jasper Research Scholar, conducted summer research on a topic that changed the course of her life.

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    Jasper Research Scholars Report on a Summer of Discovery

    Ten students complete the inaugural summer program, which awards grants for undergraduate research conducted with faculty members.

  74. Rokas Kirlys

    Senior International Student Examines Predictability of Baltic Equity Markets

    Rokas Kirlys ’14, developed a new skill set while conducting summer research.

  75. rooftop garden

    MC Launches Urban Agriculture Internship with Groundwork Hudson Valley

    This summer, three interns are expanding the rooftop garden to grow organic produce in an effort to keep local food costs low.

  76. 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.

  77. Christopher Bednarz

    Christopher Bednarz ’13 Honored With Gunn Medal

    Bronx resident receives highest undergraduate student honor.

  78. Commencement

    College Celebrates the 171st Commencement Ceremonies

    Nearly 1,000 bachelor's and master's students awarded degrees.

  79. Jennifer Player

    Howell, N.J., Resident Delivers Valedictory Address at Manhattan College’s Spring Commencement

    Jennifer Player ’13 graduates with MBA and delivers valedictory speech.

  80. Perry Rizopoulos

    Entrepreneur and Philosophy Major Delivers Valedictory Address at Manhattan College’s Commencement

    Perry Rizopoulos ’13 and Pelham, N.Y., resident, receives Donald J. Carty Valedictory Medal.

  81. Spring Honors

    Seniors Celebrate Scholastic Achievement at Spring Honors Convocation

    More than 100 students were recognized for their academic merit and leadership.

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    What's Next for the Class of 2013

    As the class of 2013 prepares to head out into the world, 13 seniors tell us about their plans for after graduation and reflect on what made their Manhattan College experience special.

  83. Business student

    Innovation Contest Puts Student Entrepreneurs in the Spotlight

    Panel of business experts offer critiques in first School of Business “shark tank.”

  84. students and college president

    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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    Government Course Puts Students in Control at United Nations

    Each spring, Manhattan College students are immersed in international policy with a visit to UN headquarters in New York City and a docket of issues to resolve.

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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.

  87. Jennifer Garcia

    Student Shines in Albany as State Assembly Intern

    Jennifer Garcia ’13 excels in prestigious legislature internship program with Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal

  88. Campus Flowers

    Students Build Gardens Across Campus to Provide Food for Dining Halls

    Gardens on the rooftop of the parking garage and next to the residence halls produce food for campus cafeterias and provide hands on learning experiences for students.