September 25, 2012
Loads of sunlight and crisp fall air: the recipe for a perfect
day of golf, and guests enjoyed just that at the 2012 Alumni Golf
Outing. Held at the beautiful Mill River Club, this year’s event
raised approximately $60,000 in support of student
“The weather was tremendous and the golf
course here is wonderful,” said Scott Watson ’81L, a dedicated
alumnus and longtime member of the Alumni Golf Outing Committee.
“And what’s most important is that we’re helping students receive
scholarships. Simply put, it’s essential that we continue to
support the place that gave us an education.”
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This year’s outing honored
Theresa Ahlstrom ’83CBA
, Partner at KPMG LLP. Many guests, like
Kevin Harding ’77CBA, ’81L, were glad to come out and support
Ahlstrom for this special recognition.
“The relationships you build with other alumni at St. John’s are
tremendous,” Harding said, “and it’s amazing how many fellow
graduates you run into in business. I’ve known Theresa for a long
time – we’ve crossed paths in a lot of different ways – so to come
here for a beautiful day of golf and to support her is a lot of
During cocktail hour and dinner, Ahlstrom – herself a
former scholarship recipient – spoke to the guests about the
importance of giving to the University.
“When I was first approached by the committee about this honor, I
clearly recognized that it had nothing to do with my skill on the
golf course,” Ahlstrom joked. “But I am very proud to say that one
of my wonderful responsibilities at KPMG is our annual giving
campaign. There are many St. John’s alumni working at KPMG, and we
have created two very large endowments over the years to support
today’s students. It is incredibly rewarding to know that we have
made a small difference and made a college education
Senior Anthony Treadwell ’13CPS, the most recent St. John’s student
to receive a scholarship thanks to the Alumni Golf Outing
Scholarship Fund, attended this year’s dinner and expressed his
thanks to the alumni who so generously gave of their
“This scholarship is a huge relief,” said Treadwell, who double
majors in Mass Communications and Sport Management and currently
interns with the Brooklyn Nets. “Between classes and my internship,
I’ve been incredibly busy, so this will really help me out moving
But as Treadwell pointed out, scholarship support is just the tip
of the iceberg when it comes to alumni giving.
grateful for our strong alumni base,” Treadwell said, “and if you
fully embrace that, you can benefit greatly. Just networking with
them, speaking with them and learning from their years of expertise
– it’s all incredibly useful, and I’m glad that I can chat with
A silent auction and raffle rounded out the evening, and Mark
Andrews, Associate Director for Special Constituents in the Office
of Alumni Relations, thanked the guests for their support.
“It’s always great to gather on the golf course for a friendly
round of 18,” Andrews said. “But it’s all the more special when you
can simultaneously make a difference in the lives of our students.
Thanks to your generosity, this has once again been an incredibly
successful event, and I thank you for your support.”