Alumni Gather for Golf and Good
On September 24, 2007 more than 120 golfers attended St. John’s
University’s Annual Alumni Golf Outing at the Engineers Country
Club in Roslyn Harbor, NY. Golfers gathered not only for love
of the game but for love of serving others. They played to
raise funds for the Long Island Alumni Scholarship, to benefit
deserving St. John’s students with financial need residing in
Nassau or Suffolk Counties.
The weather was fine and spirits were high as alumni and friends
gathered for registration and brunch in the morning and then went
out onto the green to play. Two cash holes and a challenging
course were some of the day’s highlights. A relaxing evening
followed with a cocktail hour, dinner buffet and presentation by
William Schaeffer ’73CBA, director, Alumni Relations thanked the
outing’s participants and devoted committee members and presented
John Adamovich ’75CBA, ’88HON, the honoree, with gift certificates
for dinner at Patsy’s restaurant, tickets to a play of his choice
and a one-night stay at a Manhattan hotel as a demonstration of the
University community’s gratitude.
Adamovich was recognized for his dedication to St. John’s and his
more than 15 years of service as a Committee member for the Alumni
Golf Outing. He was instrumental in raising the $40,000
collected this year for the scholarship through corporate sponsors
and private giving.
This year’s scholarship recipients, Michele Pernice ’12P and
Matthew Calamusa ’09C were announced and participants were
gratified to know that their efforts to help deserving students
gain an education are continuing. “As a graduate of St.
John’s, I realize how important a good education is,” shared Bill
Fontanetta ’79SVC. “St. John’s not only provided that to me,
it also gave me access to alumni in the business community.
To be able to provide this to future graduates is a rewarding