On November 15, 2016 the Phoenix Emporium Club traveled to Hofstra University for a “behind the scenes” tour of the Barnes and Noble college bookstore. Mr. Steve Babbitt, general manager, discussed day to day operations and the re-purposing of a traditional bookstore to meet the needs of a digital age. Mr. Babbitt concluded with an invitation for our students to apply for summer employment.
The students were then greeted by Kellenberg Memorial Alumna, Amanda Moncada ’13, President of the Newman Club at Hofstra University, and Chaplain Fr. Joseph Scolaro. Ms. Moncada explained the Newman Club’s mission and the opportunities for campus ministry and service.
Present for the retreat were Michael Messina, Patrick Ilardi, Keith Sherry, George Reese, Paulina Valentine, Nicholas Valentine, Christian Sanford, Sean Walsh, D’Yonce Williamson, James Dionisio, Mr. Moncada, Mrs. Willi and Ms. Meyers-Rizzuto.