January 26, 2010
On Wednesday, January 20, 2010 nearly 35 alumni and friends
gathered at the Walk Street Tavern on Long Island to share good
times with old friends while watching the St. John's
University men's basketball team challenge traditional BIG EAST
rival UConn on TV.
Sponsored by the Nassau County Alumni Chapter, this popular event
gave Red Storm fans an opportunity to enjoy the game in a festive
atmosphere where good food, drinks and lively conversation were the
order of the evening. For many alumni, the social aspect of
the gathering was almost as important as the game itself.
"It's always a good time to see old friends and meet new alumni at
these types of events," said Kevin Hawkins '86SVC. "Watching
and supporting the men's basketball team and reconnecting with old
friends made this a very good evening."
Mark Ventimiglia '81CBA, '83MBA, President, Tobin College of
Business Alumni Association (TCBAA) agreed that getting together
with other alumni from the Long Island area always guarantees a
good time, and the ability to watch a Red Storm away game while
staying close to home made the evening extra special. "It was
great cheering for the basketball team with the Nassau County
Alumni Chapter," he noted happily.
Future Nassau County Alumni Chapter events include a gathering on
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Jameson's in Floral Park to watch the
Red Storm take on the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University.
Joining the alumni and guests will be Hall of Fame Basketball Coach
Lou Carnesecca '50C, '60GEd, '00HON and former St. John's players
Chris Mullin '98CBA, Felipe Lopez '98SVC and Walter Berry.
The chapter is also planning to hold its annual brunch on Sunday,
July 18, 2010 at Belmont Park in Elmont, Long Island.