The Construction Industry group is for Jasper alumni who work in the construction industry or related fields. The group's marquee annual event each summer is the Construction Industry Golf Outing which raises funds to support Manhattan's School of Engineering. The golf outing also offers participants networking opportunities to meet with peers from across the industry.
25th Annual Construction Industry Golf Outing
Joseph Van Etten '57 established the popular event in 1997. Joe's vision was to give Manhattan College alumni in the construction industry a chance to spend the day networking. Joe heavily subsidized the event for its first three years to ensure its success. Originally held at the Lake Isle Golf Course, the event's dinner always began with the story of the site's construction in a former rock quarry.
Eventually, Joe turned the event over to Milo Riverso '81, who chaired it for five years. Attendance grew and the event made surplus funds to assist the College. In 2005, Milo asked Michael McHugh '80 to be his co-chair. With the addition of the civil side of the construction industry, the event expanded to three foursomes deep on each hole. Milo and Mike kept the outing at Lake Isle until 2010, when it briefly moved to Westchester Hills and then the Leewood Country Club, where it remains. After 16 years, Milo moved on to launch a Sportings Clay event. For the next three years, Paul Scariano '94 served as co-chair. Michael McHugh led the event until his passing in 2018. In 2019, John O'Keefe '81 took over for Mike, and in 2020 Tony Canale '94 took the lead.
The outing remains a successful networking opportunity for Manhattan's construction alumni. It also is a solid fundraising event, generating more than $1,230,000 over the past 24 years. The occasion has honored past chairs, Joe Van Etten and Mike McHugh. It supports an annual scholarship in Joe's name and has funded an engineering mural, a new soils laboratory, and a planned Structures laboratory.
Personal or corporate sponsors are greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you there!
Monday, July 25, 2022
Leewood Golf Club 1 Leewood Drive Eastchester, NY 10709