Alumni Generosity is Par for the Course

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The first official G.O.L.D. event proved to be a hole-in-one, literally.

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At Golf to G.O.L.D.: Around SJU in 9 Holes, students learned about alumni generosity and how they can utilize the St. John’s network to further their careers. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and University Career Services, the event featured a nine-hole mini-golf course set up across the Great Lawn, with fun facts at each hole.

“Personally, my perspective on St. John’s was transformed when I realized just how generous our alumni are,” said Max Rindfleisch ’14C, the President of the St. John’s Student Alumni Association. “That’s why this event was so important – when students realize that their scholarships were made possible because of alumni, they are reminded of just how special our community is.”

Shortly after the mini golf concluded, G.O.L.D. alumni came back to campus to attend a networking reception, where they mingled with one another and shared their advice with students. For Rindfleisch, this is what made the event particularly meaningful.

“I definitely asked a few of them for their business cards,” he said. “G.O.L.D. alumni can relate to students in a lot of ways, since they were in our shoes not long ago. It’s always refreshing to hear their perspective, and I can’t wait for similar events like this down the line.”

Get Involved

Interested in participating in the G.O.L.D.events?  Contact Elisa Douglas ’05C at (718) 990-6168 or by e-mail at douglase@stjohns.edu.