The New York chapter of the Concordia University Alumni Association has been active for more than 15 years, organizing activities to connect alumni in the Tristate area and boost Concordia's reputation as a next-generation university.
We seek to inspire alumni to contribute to Concordia's reputation, relationships and resources.
Chapter co-presidents Gerard Walsh and Russell Makofsky welcome Concordia president Alan Shepard and vice president advancement and external relations Bram Freedman at an event in March 2018.
The CUAA New York Chapter Award will reward outsanding academic achievement by a student in any area of study. The initiative is spearheaded by a fundraising committee of proud Loyola and Concordia graduates based in New York:
Bhavna Grover, BComm 01
Alex Leopold, BA 12
Russell Makofsky, BComm 07
Mandy Nembaware , BA 08
Gerard Walsh, L BA 71
In creating the scholarship, we hope to encourage more students to apply to Concordia University.
The award will honour the memory of Robert G. Beauregard, BA 60, a proud Loyola alumnus and New Yorker.
Robert G. Beauregard, BA 60
“I first met Bob nearly 20 years ago at the CANY alumni reception at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. It was the first time I joined my fellow alumni in a Chapter activity. His leadership, friendship and manner encouraged me to stay involved. As current co-president of the chapter, I strive to emulate his example.”
– Gerard Walsh, L BA 71
Robert G. Beauregard
Known affectionally as "Poppy", "Beau" or "Bob", he was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 9, 1939, the youngest of four sons.
Bob attended Loyola College in Montreal, graduating in 1960 with B.A. in Economics. He was an all-around athlete with great drive and spirit, making him a natural and respected leader in college. He is a member of the Loyola Hall of Fame and was President of the Loyola College Alumni Association.
Bob was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 23 years old, yet lived a life filled with sports, optimism and hope. He was committed to many mission-oriented local and national non-profit organizations, including Freedom Waters, Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts of America, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
He was a frequent prankster, where no person (young, old, sick or healthy) was off limits in his attempts to raise spirits with laughter. He will be dearly missed.
Join us and support deserving students at Concordia!