July 07, 2009
Amidst towering 100 year old giant Saguaro cacti, majestic
mountain vistas and an occasional inquisitive coyote, members of
the Arizona Alumni Chapter held their Fourth Annual Golf Classic
and Luncheon at the Rio Verde Country Club in Rio Verde, AZ on
Saturday, June 20, 2009.
More than 60 alumni and friends gathered to enjoy a relaxing day
of golf, reminisce about college days and network. From the tee-off
to the last hole, the morning’s activities were eventful for
attendees, involving them in all aspects of the outing. Brian Egan
’78CBA led his team to win the best ball flight and Vic Benedetto
’86NDC of Manhattan Studios photographed all the action.
Following golf, a luncheon sponsored by retired St. John’s
Professor of Marketing Dr. Eberhard Scheuing and his wife Carol was
perhaps the highlight of the afternoon. New York culinary favorites
were served including White Castle hamburgers, Sabrett’s hot dogs,
Manhattan clam chowder, Long Island potato salad, New Jersey brats,
Brooklyn sausage and peppers and a Carvel ice cream cake.
Alumni thoroughly enjoyed the New York-themed fare and the
memories it evoked. “Being away from the Big Apple for so long, it
was great to share some New York food with folks that talk like
me," said Barb Maniuszko '77CBA, '80MBA.
The golf outing drew a record number of participants. "Every
year this event grows. It is nice to see so many alumni from
different schools and campuses get together and have a fun time,”
noted Arizona Alumni Chapter Leader Dr. Peter O'Reilly '69CBA,
'74MBA who hopes to attract the more than 400 alumni residing in
Arizona to future events.
Attendees were pleased with and recognized the hard work of the
golf outing committee. “The golf outing could not have been
better,” raved Irene O'Hare ’68Ed. “On a scale of one to ten, it
was a 12. The Arizona Alumni Committee is to be commended for their
hard work and for making it such an enjoyable event. I am
already looking forward to next year."
The Fifth Annual St. John's Arizona Alumni Golf Classic and
Luncheon will be held in June 2010 at the Pebble Creek Country Club
in Goodyear, AZ. Alumni residing in Arizona who are interested in
participating in upcoming chapter events are encouraged to contact
Dr. O'Reilly at email@example.com to