Allegro Con Brio Music Alumni
President – Herbert A. Deutsch ’56
mushad @ hofstra.edu
Alpha Epsilon Phi Alumnae
Representatives – Colleen Kane ’99 and Virginia Kane ’96
Alpha Phi Alumnae
President – Stephany Samuels ’02
stephanysamuels328 @ hotmail.com
Alpha Theta Beta Alumnae
President – Ann Semineri Doxsey ’78
aobalumnae36 @ aol.com
AOB alumnae gathered on May 18 at Cafe Butera in Massapequa Park, for our annual Spring Dinner. Good food and fun were had by all. Elections for the new executive board were held in July. Remember to earmark your Hofstra Annual Fund donations for the AOB Scholarship Fund. Visit our Web site at:www.alphathetabeta.org.
Black/Hispanic Alumni Association
President – Frederick E. Davis ’85
frederick.davis @ mitchelltitus.com
Fall is almost here, and we are all preparing for the 2005/2006 year. We have several initiatives that we want to discuss with you, including our September 20 general meeting where we will review plans for the new year.
Your BHAA executive board has been busy trying to make things happen. Not only are we putting together some exciting programs for this fall/winter; we are also working on building and developing a stronger BHAA infrastructure, so that we can help our African American and Hispanic students. We are committed to growing membership, improving networking events, and building a stronger relationship with our students and minority professors.
President – Glenn Gans ’88, ’91
glenn.gans @ henryschein.com
Hofstra Booster alumni, friends, and family turned out to enjoy our biggest event of the year – the annual Miniature Golf Tournament, which was held July 25 at Heartland Golf Park. Golfers of all ages joined in the festivities. Participants enjoyed a morning of golf, raffles, refreshments, hole-in-one contests and prizes. Several hole-in-one winners won new cars, which were miniature, of course! The Hofstra Booster Alumni Association would like to thank our hole sponsors and raffle prize donors. A portion of the proceeds is used to support our Endowed Spirit Support Scholarship.
As football season approaches, we remind you to renew your membership or consider becoming a member of the Booster Alumni. If you are a spirited Hofstra alumnus who would like to join, please call Valerie Anderson-Byrne ’89, membership chairperson, at (631) 587-3840. Our membership fee is still only $15 for an individual and $25 for a family. New members are always welcome!
More than 75 C&L alumni and friends participated in our Fourth Annual Scholarship Golf Outing on June 2 at Timber Point Golf Course and Country Club in Great River, NY. Proceeds from this event, which exceeded expectations, and our annual membership dues have enabled us to reach our five-year anniversary goal of a $50,000 endowment! Recht Door Zee! Contact Tom at the e-mail addresses above or the Alumni Relations Office at (516) 463-6636 for more information.
Delta Chi Delta Alumnae
President – Madelyn Leibowitz ’64
Our annual Day at the Races will be held September 25 at Belmont Park. Proceeds raised through this event support the Ira Leibowitz Endowed Scholarship. More information will be sent to you in the mail.
We are pleased to announce that Emily Schreiber ’65, ’95, will represent the Delta Chi Delta Alumnae Association on the Hofstra Alumni Organization Executive Council for 2005-2006.
If you are interested in getting involved with the DXD Alumnae Association, please contact Noel Correnti, associate director of alumni relations, at (516) 463-6636.
Delta Phi Epsilon Alumnae
Contact – Bonnie Richmond ’05
Bonnierichmond @ hotmail.com
Chapter Alumnae Coordinator – Kelly Quatrale ’05
SHEBA5712 @ aol.com
Our brunch in April and a gathering at Van Saun County Park in Paramus, NJ, in August were huge successes! Thanks to all attendees for your support.
Start making your plans to attend Homecoming Weekend 2005.
Delta Sigma Phi Alumni
President – Rob Salvatico ’95
Epsilon Sigma Alumni
Contact – Margaret Shields
margaret.shields @ hofstra.edu
Representative – Jerry Stover ’74
gstover @ mail.clsd.k12.pa.us
Jerry “Smokey” Stover has offered to create an online address book to help brothers communicate and network. To participate, send Jerry an e-mail at the above address and include your name, class year and e-mail address. In addition, you can share your home address and phone number as well as your business contact information (name of company, title, address and phone number). If you have any questions, e-mail Jerry or contact Margaret Shields in the Office of Alumni Relations.
Thanks, Jerry! Semper!
Gray Wig Alumni Repertory Theater
President – Christopher Crosby ’97
cpatrickc @ aol.com
Gray Wig has another exciting season ahead. This fall, join us for the Broadway classicRagtime, running through September 25 at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. Our 2005 subscriptions were at an all-time high and we are committed to making 2006 even better! We are always looking for talent, whether on or behind the stage.
Hofstra Concerts Alumni
Representative – Ira Frenkel ’00
HofstraConcertsAlumni @ hotmail.com
Hofstra George M. Estabrook Alumni
Chairman – Michael Sansevero, Jr. ’74
hofstragmealumni @ yahoo.com
Preparations are underway for two exciting Hofstra GME Alumni Association, Inc. events. Our 5K Race will take place at Eisenhower Park on October 9, with a 9:30 a.m. start, with trophies, raffle prizes and refreshments. Anyone interested in running or helping can contact the Alumni Relations Office at (516) 463-6636.At a meeting held on April 15, recipients for the 45th Annual George M. Estabrook Award were selected. Awards will be presented at our annual black-tie investiture dinner, on November 19, at the Uniondale Marriott. Details and tickets will be available through the Alumni Relations Office.
The Association’s Annual Meeting was held June 1. New officers for 2005-2006 were elected: Chairman Michael Sansevero ’74, President Kenneth Bagatelle ’64, President-elect Robert Harrison ’75, Executive Vice President Regis Doucette ’75, ’77, Vice Presidents Arleen Leeds ’69, ’83 and Harrison Hunt ’74, Treasurer Danielle DeFalco ’04 and Secretary Diana Eksler ’04. We welcome all interested alumni to contact us to become a member or to help with any of our events.
Hofstra Pride Club
President – Joseph M. Margiotta ’50
Director – Mark Cox ’92, ’01
President – Tabitha S. Strauss ’01, ’04
KDAalumnae @ aol.com
Kappa Sigma Alumni
President – Moshe Atzmon ’03
mobalki @ yahoo.com
Manchester House Alumni
President – Todd Cohen ’00
TCohen @ WFAN.com
If you are interested in re-connecting with Manchester House alumni in your area, please contact Todd Cohen ’00.
Political Science Alumni
President – Simone M. Freeman ’01
PoliSciAlum @ aol.com
Congratulations to the Class of 2005! We welcome you as alumni and hope you will join the PSAA. In April, members joined the Political Science Department to welcome students to Hofstra during Accepted Students’ Day. Nicole Moosavi ’05 received our Founder’s Achievement Award, recognizing her 4.0 GPA in political science. This fall, we plan to participate in Career Week. For more information, please visit our Web page atwww.hofstra.edu/AlumDev/Alumni.
Representative/Steering Committee Chair – Mike D’Antonio ’98, ’02
mdradiobasl @ yahoo.com
We continue to welcome new members to the Hofstra Radio Alumni family. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact Membership Chair Les Bayer ’66 at banjoles @ aol.com.At the annual WRHU Spring Banquet on May 11, we presented the 2005-2006 Jeffrey C. Kraus Endowed Radio Scholarship to four student recipients. Thank you to all who continue to support this scholarship. If you would like to get involved or make a donation to the Jeffrey C. Kraus Endowed Radio Scholarship, contact Noel Correnti, associate director of alumni relations, at (516) 463-6636.
Rehabilitation Counseling Alumni
President – Colleen Crispino ’92
Rowing Alumni Association
President – George Dikanarov ’02
Gdikan_2 @ hotmail.com
School of Communication Alumni
Representative – Steve Fendell ’78
steven.fendell @ kodak.com
Check the Web site and mailings for details as we begin celebrating the 10th anniversary of the School of Communication!We look forward to a series of events almost every month through June 2006. Our Advisory Board is also hard at work planning a SOCA newsletter. Contact us for more information or if you would like to participate in the celebration events.
School of Education and Allied Human Services Alumni
President – Jacqueline Friedman Borruso ’84, ’90
jacquelineborruso @ yahoo.com
At our annual Spring Arts Exhibit and Brunch in May, alumni presented their creative works. It was a celebration of talent, and everyone enjoyed the experience! We also paid tribute to Dean James Johnson, who left Hofstra after 12 years as dean of SOEAHS.New officers for 2005-07 were elected: President Jacqueline Borruso ’84, ’90; Vice Presidents (Membership) Oneil Eastmond ’84 and Eileen Massmann ’51, ’53; Vice President (Programming and Events) Rey Reyes ’98; Recording Secretary Ann Tarantino ’91, ’93, ’96; Corresponding Secretary Janine Paolucci ’95, ’99; Treasurer Thlema Triant ’73; Fundraising Committee Chair Justine Scarinzi ’97, ’99; Historian/Public Relations Coordinator Leslie Pieters ’96; Alumni Organization Executive Council Representative Ilene Schuss ’80, ’04; Alumni Organization Executive Council Alternate Representative Kathleen Dwyer ’96; Immediate Past President Emily Schreiber ’65, ’95. We are looking forward to another successful year in 2005-2006.
Plans are underway for our General Membership meeting and Wine-Tasting Experience in the fall! We encourage you to join the SOEAHSAA and attend the meetings, which are ideal for networking, learning and enjoyment. For more information, contact Jackie Borruso or Amy Buhler ’99, ’05, assistant director of alumni relations, at (516) 463-6636.
School of Law Alumni
Chair – Michael Kimack ’95
lawalum @ hofstra.edu
Hofstra University School of Law will host its annual golf outing on September 26, at the Garden City Country Club, New York. There will be opportunities to golf with baseball legends, including Ferguson Jenkins, National Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher, and Lee Smith, Major League All-Time Save Leader and Future Hall of Famer. For information, please contact Nancy Rudolph, director of law alumni relations, at (516) 364-6568 or e-mail lawalum @ hofstra.edu.
The Law school will host the 2005 Legal Ethics Conference, Lawyers’ Ethics in an Adversary System, on October 30, 31 and November 1. The keynote address will be given by Alan M. Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School. For additional information, please contact Dawn Marzella, director of special projects, at (516) 463-6889 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sigma Pi Alumni
President – Jeffrey Minihane ’96
JGMinihane @ hotmail.com
Our sixth annual Sigma Pi Alumni Golf Outing was a great success, raising more than $5,000 for the Joseph Ades Endowed Memorial Scholarship. Thanks to all who participated, as either players and/or sponsors, for your time and generosity. The Joseph Ades Endowed Memorial Scholarship is awarded each fall to a deserving undergraduate Sigma Pi brother. Congratulations to 2005-06 scholarship recipient Brandon Szeker ’06. If you would like to make a contribution to the scholarship, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at (516) 463-6636.The Sigma Pi Alumni directory will be published in the fall and mailed to each brother’s home. If you know of any brothers who are not receiving our correspondence, please contact the Alumni Relations Office so that their records may be updated.
Visit our Web site for information about future events. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Upsilon Gamma Alpha/Tau Kappa Epsilon Alumni
President – James Beach ’64
JABEACH416 @ aol.com
Veterans Alumni Chapter
President – E. David Woycik, Jr., Esq. ’77, ’80
coloneldave @ ssbwlaw.com
We held our annual Raffle Drawing and Ticket Holders Reception on May 1, at Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House. Approximately $10,000 in cash prizes were awarded to eight lucky winners, and the event raised $10,000 in support of the Veterans Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship. Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets in support of our scholarship.On May 21, we hosted the Veterans Plaza Dedication in the Memorial Quad. More than 75 alumni and friends attended the ceremony in honor of Hofstra veterans who have served our country and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We encourage all alumni to view the memorial plaques, which adorn the benches in the plaza surrounding the Victory Eagle. We are proud of this accomplishment and thank all those whose support helped make this event possible.
Our Annual Veterans Day Salute will be held on November 5, in conjunction with the Hofstra vs. New Hampshire football game. Join us for a pre-game celebration, where we will honor our 2005 Veterans of the Year.
For more information, to become a member, or to make a donation to the Veterans Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship, contact Noel Correnti, associate director of alumni relations, at (516) 463-6636.
Q-8 Alumni Association
Representative – Matthew Zvolensky ’91
mzvolensky @ earthlink.net
Wreath & Foil/Phi Sigma Sigma Alumnae
Contact – Amy Buhler, ’99, ’05
devalb @ hofstra.edu
Ed Fred ’02
Chair, E.M.B.A. Alumni
(631) 586-5200 ext. 114
This spring brought another successful and active programming season for the Zarb School of Business Alumni Association. Martin Gatins, vice president of Cartier, kicked off the series and spoke to more than 100 guests on the secrets to Cartier’s success, creative marketing, quality and longevity. One lucky participant walked away with a Cartier watch!
Our Annual Wine-Tasting and Networking Reception brought together alumni and friends for an evening of connecting, delicious food and wine. Under the instruction of Hofstra Continuing Education professor and wine consultant Robert Windorf, alumni learned the finer points of wine-tasting including the specifics of rating and how to buy wines.
In May, attorney and author Alan Sklover returned to campus to present his seminar “Negotiating Your New Job, 5 Steps Forward, No Steps Back,” as well as his book of the same name. Alumni and current graduate students learned about marketing their skills as well as using effective communication with new employers to get optimum responsibilities and salary.
Become a member of the Zarb School of Business Alumni Association and receive discounted admission on future events, New York Schools of Business Club MBA/MS alumni networking events, the membership network directory and regular newsletter. Membership is $25 per year. For more information, call Vincent Federici ’99, director of alumni programs, at (516) 463-6636.
Alumni Book Club
Members of the Alumni Book Club discussed The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini at their March meeting at Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House. The next meeting is September 11 to discuss Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (516) 463-6636.
11th Annual Summer Alumni Leadership Institute
The 11th Annual Summer Alumni Leadership Institute had volunteers tapping their feet with the “Songs of Summer” theme. At the kick-off dinner on Friday night, participants met with Alumni Organization President Bill Agresti ’78, received a warm welcome from Dr. Herman A. Berliner ’94, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, and learned about the new happenings at Hofstra. The HART and Hofstra CAN! Volunteers of the Year, Michael Meer ’85 and Michael Devlin ’89, respectively, were also recognized.On Saturday, the program began with a welcome breakfast, followed by a full day of interactive workshops. Sessions covered a range of topics, including academics, admissions, the Alumni Organization, leadership development, communication and much more! Participants enjoyed campus tours highlighting several of Hofstra’s new buildings and creative arts facilities.
This year, we have featured some of the highlights and new information reviewed during the Leadership Institute on the Web. Please visit www.hofstra.edu/alumni for a re-cap of the most recent Institute topics and for reference throughout the year.
GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade)
Gold kicked off the summer with a Spring Happy Hour at Bogart’s in New York City on June 3. Watch your mail for details for the GOLD Reunion during Homecoming Weekend, October 14-15, 2005. If you have ideas or suggestions for future GOLD events or want to join GOLD, contact Amy Buhler ’99, ’05, assistant director of alumni programs, and the GOLD Committee at (516) 463-6636 or e-mail HofstraGOLD @ hofstra.edu.
CAST (Connecting Alumni & Students)
Earlier this year selected students representing some of the most influential areas at Hofstra came together to launch the CAST program, designed to provide students with opportunities to interact with alumni. Through the program, juniors and seniors, are directly involved with Alumni Organization programs and events, gaining an understanding about life after graduation.Heather Gibbons ’05, a member of the program and former Student Government president, believes “everyone benefits from relationships between students and alumni when they work together to improve and give back to Hofstra University. I joined the program because our love for Hofstra is the common bond.
During the spring semester, CAST members represented the student body at events such as the Veterans Alumni Chapter reception, Admitted Student Days, and Zarb School of Business Alumni Association events. In May, CAST hosted the Senior Send-Off, where the Class of 2005 gathered at Hofstra USA for an evening of food, fun, music, and raffle prizes. Graduating seniors were also welcomed into GOLD – Graduates Of the Last Decade – which plans programs for young alumni. Plans for the fall include Homecoming and the Alumni Awards Dinner, recruiting students for the Hofstra CAN! program, and hosting more networking events to connect alumni and students.
Alumni Helping Hofstra: Student Networking Reception
On May 11, Hofstra students had the opportunity to network and learn from alumni and other professionals at our first Alumni Organization Student Networking Reception. Executives from the fields of marketing, communications, law, banking and finance, real estate and insurance spoke with students about career choices, proper preparation and advice on what steps worked for them in building a career.Lana Harshaw ’07 said, “I thought it was great for us to communicate with professionals of the business world, because they were able to share with us their own personal experiences and give us information and advice.”
Regional Alumni Chapters
Nassau County, NY
Suffolk County, NY
New York City
North Carolina Triangle
West Coast Florida Chapter
To learn more about a regional chapter and how you can get involved, contact Vincent Federici ’99, director of alumni programs, at (516) 463-6636 or e-mail devvzf @ hofstra.edu
New York City Alumni Chapter
Chapter Chair – Michael Ayres ’93
MJA2354 @ aol.com
On June 14, the NYC Alumni Chapter hosted its first event, a Spring Networking Reception featuring special guest John DiScepolo ’94, sports anchor for FOX 5 New York. Alumni gathered at the Heartland Brewery in Times Square to network, re-connect and have a great time. Alumni in attendance received a NYC networking directory to help keep connected throughout the year. Upcoming events include a Yankees game, a monthly social at the Heartland Brewery in the Empire State Building the first Tuesday of every month, and the annual NYC Holiday Reception to be held on December 6, at Club 101 in Manhattan.
The NYC Alumni Chapter has bi-monthly meetings. For information, please e-mail Mike Ayres at the address listed above.
Nassau County Alumni Chapter
Contact – Vincent Federici ’99
Director of Alumni Programs
Vincent.Z.Federici @ hofstra.edu
This spring, several Nassau County alumni helped to establish the new Nassau County Alumni Chapter. The chapter committee is planning a “Re-Discover Hofstra” day, as well as a grand kick-off reception on campus for the early fall.The Nassau Alumni Chapter meets monthly. If you are interested in joining the committee or attending events, please contact Vincent Federici.
New Jersey Alumni Chapter
Contact – Dino Catozzo ’92
dino_catozzo @ aon.com
This summer, alumni in northern New Jersey (Parsippany area) came together to form a regional chapter. If you would like to join the committee, please contact Dino Catozzo ’92 for details regarding the next meeting and to share ideas for northern NJ chapter activities.
West Coast Florida Chapter
Contact – Bob Benjamin ’54
wedday541226 @ aol.com
On June 26, Carl Petersen ’72 and Janet Petersen ’71, with the help of Barbara Calgano-Page ’72, hosted a reception in their Sarasota home. This fall, the West Coast Florida chapter hopes to support local recruitment efforts, as well as Hofstra Athletics when they visit the area.If you want to get involved with the West Coast Florida Chapter (Tampa/Clearwater area), or if you have event ideas, contact Bob Benjamin.
Suffolk County Regional Chapter
Contact: Michelle Gordon Robey ’93
On June 30, the Suffolk County chapter hosted a dinner aboard the Lauren Kristy Paddle Boat. This Great South Bay cruise is becoming a traditional evening of breathtaking views, good food, music and fun for all!We are planning events for the fall and have bi-monthly meetings at the Hauppauge Public Library. Contact Michelle Gordon Robey if you live in Suffolk County and are interested in participating.
Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Contact – Ed Zebrowski ’53
ezebrow @ aol.com
Please join the Mid-Atlantic Alumni Chapter as we host an area alumni reception at the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C., September 23, with special guest President Stuart Rabinowitz. Invitations will be mailed.If you would like to participate in chapter events or join the Chapter Committee, please contact Ed Zebrowski.