3rd Annual Golf Classic (2001)

3rd Annual Lubin Golf Classic Is a Stellar Social Event
by Arjun P. Talwalkar
from Summer '01 Lubin Business

Sunny skies and warm weather greeted 88 golfers and other guests on May 14, 2001, at the beautifully manicured Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston, NY. These men and women, representing Lubin alumni, faculty, staff, and students were assembled for the third annual golf outing.

Presentation of Ruback Award to the team with low net, from left, Ron Bellistri, Ernie Catanese, Marsha Ruback, Ruth Ruback, Vincent DeRosa, and Ed Strocchia.

The Golf Classic serves as an opportunity for many alumni to meet and interact with former classmates, some of whom they may not have seen since graduation. Graduates from as far back as 1950 enjoyed the fabulous club facilities and an exquisite brunch and dinner reception hosted by Lubin Dean Arthur L. Centonze and Associate Deans Peter Hoefer and James Russell.

This event offers a most enjoyable way for the Lubin School to interact with the New York business community in furthering awareness of Lubin as a premiere business school in the year's event grossed over $45,000 and will help fund research initiatives and other programs within the Lubin School of Business. In order to acknowledge as many as possible, the Golf Classic awarded many prizes to the competitors. Some of this year's prizes included $100 gift certificates to the pro shop, a one-year Chemists' Club membership, a travel putter kit, and a one-week Poconos timeshare at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. In honor of Robert I. Ruback, longtime chair of the Lubin School's Tax Department and the legal counsel for the University, the annual award in his name was given to the foursome with the lowest net score. Mr. Ruback's widow, Ruth, and daughter, Marsha, presented Ron Bellestri, Ernie Catanese, Vincent Derosa, and Ed Strocchia with the award. Connie Pustorino, wife of Accounting Professor Tony Pustorino, came away as the big winner of this year's tournament, having won the longest drive competition, closest to the hole. She also was part of the women's team with the lowest net score.

Lubin alumni Jim Anziano, '77, and Peter Tryhane, '80, were also awarded for their golf prowess. Anziano, one of the principal organizers of the golf classic, had the longest drive, while Tryhane, a recent addition to the Lubin Advisory Board, won the closest to the pin competition. Unfortunately, nobody was on point enough to win a 4-year lease on a Mercedes Benz, (which was to be awarded to a golfer with the accuracy on a par 3 that was nothing short of perfect and in the bottom of the cup)! Despite this, everyone in attendance seemed to greatly enjoy the competition and camaraderie and went home content.

From left, George Bundschuh '55, Perry Vascellaro '51, and Les Stephens '66 & '71.

From left, Jim Anziano '77, Ken Wasiak '75, Sal Gentile DYS '85, and Jim Moriarty.

From left, Walter Morley, Bill Frewin '66, Ronald McNavich, and James Costello.

From Left, Joseph Albanese, Vincent Scotto, Anthony Pustorino, and Pasquale Bagnato.

From left, Ron Bellistri, Vincent DaRosa, Ernie Catanese, and Ed Strocchia.

From left, Ray Brenner, Bill Blinn, Bob Rice, and John Boyd '76.

From left, Walter Morley, Bill Frewin '66, Ronald McNavich, and James Costello.

From left, Leon Potts, Jennifer Proce, Eric Rivera, and Patty Sarant '86.

From left, Thomas Shinnick, Raph Dowd, Steve Nicokiris, and Wes Watson '73 & '78.

Ladies Team Low Gross winners, from left, Connie Pustorino, Mary Bagnato, Mary Jo Prestiano, and Jeanette Albanese celebrate their prowess.