April 04, 2012
Perfect weather, gorgeous scenery, spring training and some of the
best golf courses in the country: just a few of Florida’s defining
characteristics. And alumni and friends living in the Sunshine
State got to experience all that and more during a weekend of
events held in the South Florida area.
“It’s important that we keep all of our alumni
connected to St. John’s University,” said Mark Andrews, Associate
Director for Special Constituents in the Office of Alumni
Relations. “We have a lot of very dedicated graduates living in
Florida, and it’s always fun to catch up with them and keep them
informed of what’s going on back at campus. Hopefully this weekend
of events will serve as yet another step in our effort to get more
and more involved with our Regional Alumni Chapters.”
The weekend’s events included a networking reception, a golf outing
at the beautiful Hillcrest Golf and Country Club and two spring
training games. Warm, sunny weather made the golf outing a blast,
while the baseball games – featuring the New York Mets vs. the St.
Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees vs. the Detroit Tigers –
provided the perfect backdrop as alumni reminisced with old friends
and former classmates.
The games also helped some guests reconnect with their Northeast
“As you could imagine, many of those alumni are
either Mets or Yankees fans,” Andrews explained, “so it’s always
great when we get together to see those teams play. It reminds
alumni of New York and of their student days. And, of course, we
can all agree that it’s just plain fun to get back in the baseball
Andrews hopes to make St. John’s Regional Alumni Chapters as
effective as possible, and he attributes their success largely to
the outstanding alumni and friends who get involved.
“My thanks go out to all the St. John’s alumni from around the
country who are committed to the University and to staying close
with fellow graduates,” he said. “Without their tremendous effort,
events like these would not be possible.”
Find out more about existing Regional Alumni
Chapters and see if there is a chapter in your area. If you
would like to start a chapter, please call Andrews at (718)
990-5897 or e-m ail firstname.lastname@example.org.