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MAC Alumni take on Students in the 1st Ever Orange Bowl

  • On April 15th, 2009, several MAC Alumni took on members of the MAC Torch Hockey Team for college hockey supremacy (and bragging rights) in the battle for the Orange Bowl!

    The Orange Bowl is a new event/trophy the McLaughlin Sport & Recreation Council had put together to encourage a friendly but competitive hockey game between students and alumni. The first ever game was held in March 2008 as part of the College's 40th Anniversary, where a quickly organized and out of shape alumni squad were outskated in a 7-1 decision for the students. The 2009 alumni team sported a slightly younger (average age in the 40's except for two twenty somethings) and better prepared squad to take on the young and exuberant student team.

    Coached by Ross McMillan, led on the score sheet by Marcanthony Franco with 2 goals and with the magical Joe Plutino in net, the Alumni managed to hold the pressing student Torch team off for a 3-2 victory. Other members of the McLaughlin Alumni Hockey Team included Anthony Antonacci, Boris Belcher, Brian Poser, Derek Macdonald, Jeff Horton, John Dimopoulos, Roger Quesnel, Sean Squires, and Tony D'Agostino. Scott Lannan helped as Assistant Coach.

    The exciting game with action to the closing buzzer was followed by a great party in the Thirsty Penguin, where players mingled with students, family and friends. A great time was had by all.

    While the Alumni hold bragging rights for now, it's expected the students will want to capture the Orange Bowl in 2010. Stay tuned for the announcement of the game. (NOTE: Alumni interested in playing for the 2010 team may contact Sean Squires (squires79@hotmail.com) or one of the other current players.)

    Special thanks to Eden Johnson and the Sport & Rec representatives for their help in putting the event together.

McLaughlin College Grand Reception - October 2008

  • Ian Greene, Master of McLaughlin College, Dr. Jamie Laws, Chair of McLaughlin Alumni Steering Committee, and Sebastien Kwidzinski, President, McLaughlin College Chapter, York University Alumni Association cordially invite you and your guests to attend a celebration for the McLaughlin Graduates of October 2008
  • This is a 40th Anniversary Event [McLaughlin College 1968 - 2008]
  • Friday, October 17, 2008 - Founders Assembly Hall, 152 Founders College
  • 6:00 pm - Wine & Cheese Reception for Alums and Award-winners & Presentation of awards
  • 7:00 pm - refreshments
  • 7:30 pm - live music, formalities and special recognitions
  • 8:00 pm onwards - mingling with graduates and alumni
  • Parking is available north of McLaughlin College in the Founders Visitors' Lot (http://www.yorku.ca/yorkweb/maps/KeeleCampusMap2006.pdf) for $7.00. The lot is number 66.
  • RSVP by October 9 to Vicky Carnevale
    e-mail: vcarneva@yorku.ca
    phone: (416) 736-5128 or fax: (416) 736-5436
  • A special note to all current alumni:

    It was good to see some of you taking part in McLaughlin's Homecoming BBQ (Sept.20/08) this past weekend. We are inviting you to participate in another special event and to reconnect with your Alma Mater: McLaughlin College at York University.

    While every McLaughlin Alum is welcome to attend, we do not have accurate contact information for everyone, so please pass this invitation along to your friends from College days or update your information through this website. You are also invited because you participated in the life of McLaughlin College as a student, and we need your help now as an Alum.

    During the past few years, we have revived the tradition of celebrating the achievements of our Graduates the night before graduation. Some of you early graduates (1969-79) will remember that the first Master, Dean George Tatham, had a dinner for us, played the piano, and taught us how to sing Gaudeamus Igitur. We then sang this traditional graduation song the next day as we proceeded from the college to the graduation ceremony. On October 17, 2008 we'll once again sing Gaudeamus Igitur with the assistance of the McLaughlin Choir, which you are welcome to join for this event.

    Please bring any memorabilia, photographs, Mac Team Jerseys, orientation T-shirts or buttons, and especially your stories to share with both alumni and new graduates.

    Come and participate in the continued rejuvenation of the McLaughlin Chapter of the York University Alumni Association. We look forward to seeing you on October 17, 2008. Thank you for your support of McLaughlin College at York University.

McLaughlin College Grand Reception - June 2008

  • Ian Greene, Master of McLaughlin College and The McLaughlin College Chapter of York University Alumni Association celebrated with the June 2008 Graduates and their family and friends from McLaughlin College and the academic programs supported by McLaughlin College (Political Science, Sociology, Law and Society, Criminology, Global Political Studies, Health and Society, Labour Studies, and all programs in the School of Public Policy and Administration) at the annual Grand Reception to welcome McLaughlin graduates of 2008 into The McLaughlin College Chapter of the York University Alumni Association on Monday, June 16 in the Founders Assembly Hall (152 FC)

  • Highlights included alumni gathering and presentation of awards to students graduating with distinction.

Click here to view pictures from the Grand Reception!

40th Anniversary Weekend Celebrations

Highlights for the Weekend:

  • Friday, May 9th - Gala 40th Anniversary Dinner/Dance - Montecassino Hotel & Suites (Sheppard Ave. & Chesswood Dr.)

    Approximately 230 people attended this big event, including many alums from as far back as 1968. The features included entertainment from an 18 Piece Band, a Silent Auction, a gourmet Dinner and host Bar.
    Net proceeds from the Silent Auction - over $2,000 - will support McLaughlin Student Bursaries!

  • Saturday, May 10th - Era Rooms & Campus Tours - Special Presentation by College Fellows Ian Macdonald, Tom Wilson and Jamie Laws, followed by a BBQ Dinner and Pub Night

    This event was attended by about 100 McLaughlin enthusiasts, including a large contingent of alums going back to 1968. Bands included the Kharma Gheezers, Jabulani, Great Escape and Caution Jam.

  • Sunday, May 11th - Brunch with the Master

    About 30 keeners finished off the weekend in a leisurely way and reflected with friends and College fellows in the Senior Common Room.

If you have pictures from this weekend that you wish to put on this website, please email us! Click here to view pictures from the 40th Anniversary Gala!

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