Mac Mahon Student Center Founders to be Honored at Hearts & Minds: The Saint Peter’s University Scholarship Dinner

Jersey City, N.J. – March 28, 2013 – Saint Peter’s University announced plans to honor the founders of the Mac Mahon Student Center at Hearts & Minds: The Saint Peter’s University Scholarship Dinner on April 12, 2013 at the Mac Mahon Student Center. The founders of the student center are alumni and friends of the University who have generously supported the construction of the facility with investments of $500,000 or more. An official dedication of the student center will take place at 5:45 p.m. and will be followed by the reception in The Duncan Family Sky Room.

“It was just eighteen months ago that we broke ground on the University’s first-ever student center and we are overjoyed that this year’s scholarship dinner can be held here on campus at the Mac Mahon Student Center,” said Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s University. “Given this milestone in Saint Peter’s history, we found it necessary to honor the individuals who helped to make it possible. The University community is eternally grateful for and inspired by their belief in our mission.”

Hearts & Minds: The Saint Peter’s University Scholarship Dinner celebrates integrity, leadership and service to others. Proceeds from this annual event support the University’s General Scholarship Fund. The individuals to be honored at the event include Carol B. Bastek, Ed.D. ’70, Thomas W. Duncan ’65, Hon. Frank J. Guarini H ’94, Thomas P. Mac Mahon ’68, M. Brian Maher HA ’07, William J. Marino ’66, Kathleen M. McKenna, Esq. ’75, Robert G. Morris, Joseph A. Panepinto, Esq. ’66 and Sodexo, Inc.

John Montone ’76, 1010 WINS reporter, will serve as a master of ceremonies at the event. A stunning performance will also be given by Cirque Le Masque, a team of artists performing incredible feats of strength, agility, beauty and timing. To register online, please visit For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (201) 761-6109 or

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