On Dec. 6, Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, welcomed donors, faculty, and staff back to the annual President’s Club Christmas Reception at Cipriani’s famed 42nd Street venue. After showing proof of vaccination, guests mingled, ate, and made merry as the Fordham University Choir serenaded them with Christmas carols. In his remarks, Father McShane told the story of St. Nicholas, pointedly told donors, “I know that you are St. Nicholas; You’re Fordham’s Nicholas.”


Tom Stoelker is senior staff writer and visual media coordinator for Fordham News. After fifteen years as a freelance designer, Tom shifted his focus to writing and photography. He graduated from Lehman College, CUNY where he majored in English literature and photography and he received his master's in journalism from Columbia University. His work has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Wall Street Journal, and The Architect's Newspaper, where he was associate editor.