SBS in New York City (and Elsewhere)
The library at New York City's
Metropolitan Club. "The city's grandest palazzo, the Metropolitan Club, was organized by J. P. Morgan in protest against not being admitted to some of the city's other exclusive private men's clubs. He showed them," wrote Carter B. Hosley of architect Stanford White's sumptuous creation in Manhattan. "Its supremely elegant white marble exterior with its strong accents and regal demeanor is but a hint of its very lavish and spectacular interiors." Twenty-three alumni and friends enjoyed those accommodations—no longer restricted to men only—for cocktails and dinner in late February.
Keynote speaker for the evening was Pamela Liebman '84 (communication), president and CEO of The Corcoran Group, a real estate company in the city. She shared secrets about why New York real estate continues to be hot. For more information, about Liebman and her work, click here. Also on hand were Dean Janet Rifkin, who brought participants up to date on activities at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Benjamin Happ '98 (psychology), a member of the Dean's Advisory Board who served as host. Happ is a vice president at Morgan Stanley.
SBS encourages alumni get-togethers, both formal and informal. Regional Alumni Clubs and affinity groups, too, across the nation make it possible for UMass Amherst alumni to network, socialize, and promote the exceptional educational experience available at UMass Amherst. Check out these websites for information about clubs and events in your area. Alumni club web-sites. Alumni Events.
March 22, 2007