June 06, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
The Mount honored four friends of the college at the annual Golf and Tennis Tournament on June 4. From left: William “Bill” Murphy, Mary Murphy, Rosemary Dizon, and Manny Dizon.
Mount Saint Mary College’s 40th Annual Invitational Golf and 7th Annual Invitational Tennis Tournament grossed $131,000 for the college on Monday, June 4.
The tournament, held at the Powelton Club in Newburgh, N.Y., recognized William “Bill” and Mary Murphy (golf honorees) and Manny and Rosemary Dizon (tennis honorees). About 250 friends of the college enjoyed the event.
“It was evident to everyone who joined us for the festivities that the work done at Mount Saint Mary College is truly valued by our friends and neighbors,” noted Joseph Valenti, vice president for College Advancement. “We are indeed appreciative of the support…and of the generosity they continually display toward the Mount and our students.”
The funds raised through the tournament assist the college in its efforts to keep the cost of a Mount education within the reach of deserving students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college.
Dr. Jason N. Adsit, president of Mount Saint Mary College, enjoys the afternoon at the college’s annual Golf and Tennis tournament. Dr. Adsit began his tenure at the college on June 1.
William Murphy, a Newburgh native, created Halmar Contracting, Inc with two partners in 1981. While president, Murphy helped Halmar become one of the largest, most respected contractors in New York. In 1996, he sold his interests in Halmar and founded William Murphy & Associates, a firm providing project management, estimating, and claims consultation to the construction industry. Murphy is actively involved in the community, including serving on the Director’s Advisory Council of M&T Bank and on the board of directors for the Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley. He served as board member and past president of the Associated General Contractors, New York State, was a member of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Advisory Board, and was the American Heart Association’s Construction Industry Man of the Year in 1995. He is a founder and former president of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, former Trustee of Mount Saint Mary College, and board member and former president of McQuade Children’s Services, among others.
Mary Murphy is a registered nurse and began her nursing career in the Special Care Nursery of Morrisania Hospital in the Bronx while volunteering for ARC. She spent many years with Planned Parenthood as nursing supervisor, volunteer, and board member and was a hospice volunteer for 17 years. She has served on the board and Advisory Committee of Occupations, Inc. and the board of CP Center (Inspire). She was also involved with the Literacy Council Committee, Friends of the Library, Newburgh Ministry, the Nurse-Healers Association, and the Town of Newburgh Democratic Committee. She currently serves on the Volunteer Committee of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh.
Manny Dizon was raised in Staten Island, N.Y. and has worked at various brokerage firms including Dean Witter Reynolds and Bank of America before pursuing a career in Canadian banking at CIBC World Markets in 1999. He is currently director of Fixed Income Sales and Trading at National Bank of Canada Financial located in New York City. Dizon is a member of the President’s Advisory Council of Mount Saint Mary College, co-chair of the Abilities First Golf Classic, a member of the Elks Club #247 in Newburgh, second-degree member of the Knights of Columbus Pine Bush Council 5329, and currently serves the Powelton Club as vice president and membership chair.
Rosemary Dizon has worked as a registered real estate sales agent at prestigious brokerage firms including Dean Witter Reynolds and Douglas Elliman. Since moving to the Hudson Valley with her family, she has been involved in many youth organizations, including cofounding and heading the local Girl Scout Troop #138 of Bloomingburg and acting as PTO President of the BOCES Satellite program at the Pine Bush Elementary School. She has also served on various golf and tennis committees over the years, including Abilities First Hudson Valley. An avid tennis player and golfer, she is a member of the Powelton Club in Balmville, the Orange Hollow Racquet Club in Goshen, and Sportsplex of New Windsor.