49th Annual Grand Reception Honorees Selected for Leadership & Community Involvement

The Grand Reception honorees were on campus to meet with students and to look over plans for the future of the university with President Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien.

Dominican University New York will honor Alan Seidman, Executive Director, Construction Contractors Association (CCA) of the Hudson Valley, and the Beckerle Family of Beckerle Lumber Supply Co. at the 49th Annual Grand Reception.  The event takes place on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. at the Old Tappan Manor in Tappan, NJ. 

The honorees were chosen for their outstanding professional leadership, community involvement, and philanthropic works. 

Seidman is Executive Director of the CCA of the Hudson Valley, as well as the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Association of Southeastern NY.  As a lifelong Hudson Valley resident, he has been involved in many community activities. He is a past Chair of the Orange County Legislature and Past President of Temple Beth Jacob in Newburgh.  He was also officer of the Cornwall Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Highland Engine Co #1, and a first responder with American Red Cross on 9-11.    

The Beckerle Family operates four branches of Beckerle Lumber Supply Co. – in Spring Valley, Congers, Orangeburg, and Haverstraw – more than any other building materials supplier in Rockland County.  Over the past 80 years, the family has built a successful business by providing quality products, knowledgeable advice, and attentive services.  Through three generations of Beckerle leadership, the family has been involved in the community with a legacy of service and philanthropy. As just one example, company owners and employees have volunteered for Meals on Wheels for more than 20 years.

Dominican University New York invites all community members to join the University in celebrating the honorees and thanking them for their service.  Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased at www.duny.edu/grandreception2022  For more information, contact specialevents@duny.edu or call 845-848-7406.