College To Award Honorary Degree

Charles Gargano ’79, former chairman and commissioner of Empire State Development and vice chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will receive an honorary degree at the College’s Fall Honors Convocation.

Manhattan College will host a Fall Open House for college-bound students on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 12 p.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers with opening welcome remarks from Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan. After the opening remarks, prospective students and their families can take a campus tour or visit the Draddy Gymnasium to meet and interact with faculty members from all majors, administrators and current students in order to learn more about Manhattan’s academic and campus life.

The afternoon session in Draddy Gymnasium will include a light lunch and refreshments. Prospective students are also invited to attend a morning Mass ceremony at 9:30 a.m. and campus tours will begin at 10:30 a.m. for attendees.
In addition, the Alumni Society is sponsoring a brunch at 10:30 a.m. in Dante’s Den (Thomas Hall) for alumni to attend and accompany high school and transfer student guests to the open house.
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To attend the alumni brunch, please call (718) 862-7432 for more details.