February 23, 2010
On Thursday, February 11, 2010 nearly 90 alumni and friends
attended a festive reception prior to the St. John's University
men's basketball game against the University of Louisville at
Madison Square Garden. The event was co-hosted by St. John's
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, the School of Risk
Management and the Office of Alumni Relations.
As is typical at receptions such as this, guests enjoyed the
opportunity to socialize with other alumni while staying connected
to alma mater and enjoying an exciting BIG EAST basketball
game. Sharing their enthusiasm while getting into the spirit
of the evening, many alumni wore the traditional St. John's colors
of red and white.
"I usually come to one reception a year with some fellow classmates
and clients, and they are always a good time," said Angelo
Dell'Olio '80SVC. "The food, drinks and chatting with fellow alumni
and friends makes this an enjoyable evening."
Jim Gallo '71Ed agreed, noting that the attraction of attending
a St. John's game at Madison Square Garden was something he didn't
want to pass up. "This is great," he said. "I have not been
to a ball game in a few years. I am thrilled to be here to support
the team and the University." The evening was made even more
memorable for Gallo when he became one of the many raffle winners
who walked away with great prizes that included future game tickets
and a signed basketball by Hall of Fame Coach Lou Carnesecca.
The excitement of the alumni and friends was readily apparent
throughout the game as
St John's dominated Louisville to end the night with a
resounding 74-55 win.
"This was an outstanding event, and the alumni and friends
who came out to be with us saw a great game and had a really good
time," noted Bill Lipson Assistant Director, Alumni
Relations. "These receptions are fun events, and they keep
getting better and better."