October 14, 2010
Wearing bright red sashes that identified them as members of the
St. John’s University community, alumni joined students, faculty
and staff for a brisk march up Fifth Avenue in the 2010 Columbus
Day Parade. Participation in the parade has become a popular
tradition at St. John’s, and the marchers happily acknowledged the
waves and cheers that greeted them all along the parade route.
“St. John’s has a solid history of reaching out to the immigrant
populations of New York,” noted William G. Schaeffer ’73CBA,
Director, Office of Alumni Relations, “so it’s really appropriate
that we take part in an event that honors one of the world’s most
notable Italian explorers. And it’s always nice to see our alumni
coming back to enjoy a St. John’s event.”
At the conclusion of the parade, the marchers gathered for a
dessert reception at the University’s Manhattan campus.