Michael Kay/Mike Breen Marquee Dinner Sold Out

Our next private, marquee dinner with two of Fordham’s most well-known graduates, Michael Kay, FCRH ’82, Yankees Announcer for the YES Network, and Mike Breen, FCRH ’83, Knicks Announcer for MSGis sold outThe event will fund the Rev. Joseph M. McShane FCAA Student Achievement Award. Date and Time: Thursday, April 9th, 6:30 pm, at Manhattan’s 21 Club. To be placed on the waiting list, email:

Supporting WFUV’s On the Record

A group of FCAA board members and WFUV alumni attended the radio station’s recent fundraiser, “On the Record.” Honored at the dinner were CBS Sunday Morning Host Jane Pauley, Tim McCarver, veteran sportscaster and baseball player, and Christine Driessen, WFUV alum and former CFO at ESPN. The evening’s host was CBS correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti, also a WFUV grad.

WFUV Alumni and FCAA Board Members.
Left to Right: Helen O’Donnell, Debra Caruso Marrone, Richard Sheehan, Mary Boland, Tom O’Hanlon, Janet Bardini, Jim Carney and Dom Nuzzi.

Cybersecurity: Leveraging Your Fordham Network

The Fordham University Office of Career Services and the FCAA presented a panel discussion and networking event on April 4th, 2019. More than 60 students and alumni attended to hear Fordham grads and a Fordham professor offer advice on interviewing, certifications, presentation skills and the knowledge base needed for careers in the cyber field.

Panelists included: Thaier Hayajneh, Ph.D., Professor, Cybersecurity, Department of Computer Information Sciences, Fordham University; Tomás Maldonado, CISO, International Flavors and Fragrances, FCRH 1998; Christine Valencia, Security Senior Manager, Accenture, FCRH 1996; Dominic LeVoci, Senior Account Executive, EnCase, FCRH 2001, and; Amy Batalones, Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC) Lead, Con Edison, FCRH 2013.

Save the Date! Former CIA Director John Brennan, FCRH ’77, to be featured at Next Marquee Dinner

Former CIA Director and current NBC national security analyst John O. Brennan, FCRH ’77, will be the next headliner in our series of private dinners to support the Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., FCAA Student Achievement Award. Director Brennan is  also Distinguished Fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School. The event will be held Tuesday, October 15th, 6:30 pm, at a Manhattan location to be announced. Director Brennan will join 12 guests to discuss his career in intelligence and national security, the current state of affairs in Washington, his connection to Fordham, and more. Stay tuned!

Private Dinner with New York Times Columnist Jim Dwyer, FCRH ’79

Our marquee dinner with Jim Dwyer, FCRH 1979, to support the Rev. Joseph M. McShane FCAA Student Achievement Award, was a tremendous success. Jim regaled a small group of 12 guests with his wisdom and insight about New York City, politics, personalities, Fordham and even books and movies. Our attendees, all accomplished in their own right, contributed great conversation and perspective. We thank all for their donations and participation.

About Jim Dwyer
Jim Dwyer, a native New Yorker, has spent most of his professional life covering the city as a reporter, columnist and author. He joined The Times in May 2001 after stints at the Daily NewsNew York Newsday and several papers in northern New Jersey. His work for The Times has included coverage of 9/11, the Iraq War, the 2004 presidential campaign and law enforcement surveillance of political activities. He has written the About New York column since 2007. The winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for commentary and a co-recipient of the 1992 Pulitzer for breaking news, Mr. Dwyer is also the author or co-author of six books.

The Rev. Joseph M. McShane, SJ, FCAA Student Achievement Award
In conversation with the FCAA, Father McShane, president of Fordham, suggested the creation of a new student award based in his observation that many Fordham students make extraordinary strides once they arrive at the university, even if they did not enter on scholarship. He believed those students should be rewarded for their achievements. The FCAA agreed and informed Father McShane that it would establish the award and that it would be named in honor of his significant contributions to Fordham students. Read more about Father McShane here.