Hamptons Dinner With St. Francis President Brendan J. Dugan '68, Chancellor Frank J. Macchiarola '62 and Alumnus Roy Reardon '51
More than 40 St. Francis College alumni and friends attended a special reception with President, Brendan J. Dugan ’68 and Chancellor Frank J. Macchiarola ’62; hosted by esteemed alumnus Roy L. Reardon ’51 J.D., a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP and his wife Patricia Hynes on Monday, August 23 at the Westhampton Country Club in Westhampton Beach.
Mr. Reardon has been involved with several high profile cases at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett including when he represented disabled golfer Casey Martin before the Supreme Court in Martin’s successful bid to ride in a golf cart while competing in PGA events.
After cocktails and appetizers, Mr. Reardon welcomed guests, relating how a full-ride SFC basketball scholarship allowed him to attend college while continuing to help his mother. Reardon explained that everything we do in life, we do through and for family and that St. Francis College made it possible for him to accomplish all he has for his loved ones. Mr. Reardon credited the opportunities provided by his own St. Francis College scholarship for all that he has today.
President Dugan delivered an address about the state of the College, sharing recent milestones, such as a record incoming class, increased applications, and accolades from U.S.News & World Report and Forbes.com. With an emphasis on SFC’s role in shaping the leaders of tomorrow, President Dugan illuminated the numerous civil service graduates who were performing their duties on and after 9/11. This highlighted President Dugan’s outline for the current capital needs of the College and the importance of individual support to help fulfill the dreams of future talented students.
To conclude the evening’s theme of impacting lives through the gift of education, a video showing the impression and generosity of recently departed Brother George Larkin, O.S.F. ’60 was followed by a short talk by current student Jordhan Kerridge ’11. Kerridge, the current recipient of the Brother George Larkin, O.S.F. Endowed Scholarship, expressed her gratitude to St. Francis College and the benefactors who make possible, opportunities like hers.
Attached Photo: (From L-R: Jordhan Kerridge ’11, Patricia Hynes, Roy Reardon ’51, and Brendan Dugan ’68)
St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.
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