JASPER JOTTINGS Week 07 - 2010 February 14

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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[JR: I was listening to ESPN as Georgetown and Syracuse played basketball. It quoted the Syracuse student paper reporting the upcoming game as "30 Years Of Hate". That bugged me. It stuck in my craw for a while. Here are two once fine Jesuit institutions and the students talk about "hate". How regrettable! You'd never see the Army Navy game described as "hate" by midshipmen or cadets. I know a lot of good natured ribbing and wagering goes on among the alums at all levels of the military. In and out. But they never forget they are on the "same team". How can two supposedly Catholic institutions and their student bodies forget they are essentially on the "same team"? Now while I always root for the Jasper to beat the pants off Fordham, I would never describe the relationship as "hate". After all Fordham was nice enough to loan Manhattan a President when we need one. I know my fellow alums will have no trouble using the right words to describe a friendly rivalry.]

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[JR: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) corrected me further on down about SU and Jesuits. So I guess we'll have to say "Christian" or "American". I still think "hate" is the wrong word. We have to reserve it for critical situations. Like the Red Sox? Just kidding. No "hate" period.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 7 2010 12:37 PM

ADMINSITRIVIA: My small challenge

For those of you here, who suffer through my continued lamentations for “small challenges” — since I’m not up to the big ones like my fellow alums, I thought you’d enjoy a hoot.

Yesterday, I found a small “worthless” Verizon pay as you go phone, called the ICE number, and left it in a “lost and found”. Then later the same day, I found a wallet, stuffed with … … drum roll please … … two dollars, some credit cards, id card, and driver’s license. I happily returned it to the kid last night.

So the Universe is keeping my moral challenges, as Goldilocks was reputed to say, “just right”.

I thought this was funny. Funny ha ha. Not funny peculiar.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 7 2010 1:00 PM

JFound: Petroni, Artie [MC????] working on urban roof top landscape NYC


artie petroni
Profile Information
Title   Landscape Contractor
“Other” Title   landscape lighting designer / installer
University   Manhattan College
Years of Professional Experience   5-10
Current Employment:   aqua saver
Firm Website:   http://www.natlawn.com
Previous Employment:   morning mist irrigation
Favorite Designers   Mark Morrison, Steve Tilly, Elizabeth Hand-Fry,Louis Fusco, Mathew Nielson, Renee Byers, Dan Sherman and the whole staff at Field Operations ( NYC ).

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Petroni, Artie [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 7 2010 1:37 PM

JFound: Martorano, Bob [MC1982] Global Sales Leader at W.L. Gore


Bob Martorano
Global Sales Leader at W.L. Gore & Associates
Greater Philadelphia Area

Industry:   Textiles

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Martorano, Bob [MC1982]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 7 2010 1:43 PM

MFound: Has to a Jasper in there somewhere?


Denis Patrick SWEENY

SWEENY Denis Patrick, 77, of Emerson, found eternal peace on Thursday, February 4, 2010.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Eileen M. (nee Kelly); six children: Eileen K. Miller of Murphy, TX; Brenda Diana of Wellesley, MA; Patrick J. Sweeny of Hawthorne, CA; Denis P. Sweeny of River Edge; Mary P. Coyne of Livingston; and John P. Sweeny of Union. Also fourteen grandchildren: Robert and Henry Miller; Owen and Angeline Diana; Caroline, Kevin and Denis P. Sweeny; Kelly, John, Megan, Mary Bridget (Maisy) and Gavin Coyne; and Nikolas and Nina Sweeny. Also three sons-in-law: Larry Miller, Peter Diana, and Thomas Coyne; and two daughters-in-law: Kristine Sweeny and Adriana Sweeny. He is also survived by six sisters: Joan Sweeny, Helen Sweeny, Mary Healy, Rita Kenny, Nora L’Eplattnier and Deborah Hirsch; two brothers: Paul Sweeny, and Timothy Sweeny and numerous nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.Denis was the fifth of the fourteen children of the late John P. and Helen (nee Hays) Sweeny.

His father was a former teacher at Manhattan College and a noted criminal attorney in New York City. He was also predeceased by two brothers Dr. John P. Sweeny, a WWII-Korean War-Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam War veteran; Michael F. Sweeny, a WWII and Korean veteran and retired NY State Police Sergeant; and three sisters Patricia Malach, Brigid Conroy, and Priscilla Sweeny.And he was also predeceased by his beloved mother-in-law, Betty Kelly, who had to leave her home in County Roscommon, Ireland and emigrated to New York City when she was 16 years old. She later sent for her younger sister, Mary Hora. Both worked for many years at Schrafft’s Restaurants in New York. Betty and Mary were a big part of Eileen’s and the grandchildren’s lives. There were no mother-in-law jokes in our family. We were blessed.

Born and raised in New York City, he was educated in parochial schools and De La Salle High School. Denis enlisted in the Navy in 1951 and served most of his time as a radar operator on the USS Latimer APA-152 in the Atlantic Fleet until 1953. He was a Radarman 3/c.Denis and Eileen were married on Feb. 1, 1958, and moved to New Milford. They bought a home in Emerson in June 1960 and by June 1969 filled it with six wonderful children.

They have been parishioners of Assumption R.C. Church since June 1960.In May 1957 he went to work as an apprentice printer/proofreader in the Composing Room of the Bergen Evening Record, Hackensack. He switched to night work in June of 1958 to apprentice all facets of composing. In his 35 year career he advanced to Composing Room Manager, Mail Room Manager and Pressroom Manager and retired as Production Manager on Dec. 31, 1992.Since retiring Mr. Sweeny has worked part-time for BBZ Limousine Service of Bergenfield as a chauffeur.

Visiting will be at the Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave., Northvale (201-767-3050) on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Church of the Assumption, Emerson, Wednesday at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Columban Fathers, Covenant House NYC, or the Maryknoll Fathers.

Published in The Record and Herald News on February 7, 2010

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[JR: An obit with a MC connection. 51 year marriage. And all those Irish connections, has to a Jasper in there somewhere?]

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Dear John,

   I worked with Denis’ sister Rita Kenney (a great lady!). They are related to the legendary Francis “Doc” Sweeny, ‘16 who is a member of the Manhattan College Hall of Fame, and I believe that their cousin, Stephen Sweeny,’71 is President of the College of New Rochelle.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated that you can confirm my hunch.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 7 2010 3:54 PM
    * Updated: Mon, Feb 8 2010 4:39 PM

JEmail: John G. Waltz [MC1979] corrected by O’Connell, Bill (MC1959)

John Waltz, PE Joins the Kipcon Team By Betsy Kraat

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NORTH BRUNSWICK—Kipcon Inc. recently welcomed John G. Waltz, PE as a new project manager.
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I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1959.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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John G. Waltz is class of ‘79. John J. Walz was my ‘59 classmate.

Bill O’Connell, ‘59

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Waltz, John G. [MC1979]

[JR: 79, 59, ahh what's two decades among friends?]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 7 2010 4:47 PM

JFound: Mastaglio, Peter (MC1963) peacemaker



Peter Mastaglio, Esq.

Cullen and Dykman LLP 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd. Garden City, NY 11530 T: (516) 357-3751 Fax: (516) 296-9155

N.Y. 1964 Mass. 1990 E.D.N.Y. 1971 S.D.N.Y. 1971 N.D.N.Y. 1992 2nd Cir. 1975 U.S. 1977

U.S. Tax Court 1994

Manhattan College, B.A. 1963

New York University School of Law, J.D. 1966

Partner, Cullen and Dykman LLP, 1977- present, Associate from 1969-1977; Staff Judge Advocate as Captain in the Marine Corp from 1966-1969; specialized in the field of commercial litigation and head of firm’s commercial litigation section.

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Mastaglio, Peter (MC1963)

[JR: "Blessed are the peacemakers" ... ... for they are put in Jasper Jottings?]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 8 2010 9:43 AM

JEmail: Herzman, Ronald [MC1965] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Humanities I to be offered in NYC
Rachel Bernstein
Issue date: 2/4/10 Section: News
JNews: Herzman, Ronald [MC1965] co-director of the Edgar Fellows program

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Dear John,

   I believe that Ronald is a member of the Class of 1965.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 8 2010 1:09 PM

JNews: Lettieri, Lisa [MC1988] Managing Director MBS Value Partners


MBS Value Partners Hires Two New Senior Staff Members


NEW YORK, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ — MBS Value Partners, a strategic communications firm specializing in investor relations and corporate communications for domestic and international clients, announced today that Lisa Lettieri and Matthew Haines have joined as Managing Directors.

“Lisa and Matt bring outstanding senior-level advisory and corporate experience that will serve our clients well,” said Lynn Morgen, co-founder of MBS. “Lisa’s and Matt’s significant experience in clean technology and health care / biotechnology, respectively, complement our existing expertise in technology, business/industrial services, media and consumer businesses, and will enable us to further leverage our knowledge base, network of financial community relationships and crisis expertise for the benefit of our clients.”

Lisa Lettieri brings more than a dozen years of integrated corporate communications and strategic planning experience to MBS. Most recently she headed Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for FuelCell Energy, a Nasdaq-listed manufacturer of high-efficiency ultra-clean power plants headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut. Prior to that she was Vice President of Investor Relations at Champion Enterprises, Inc., a factory homebuilder and was previously Director of Corporate Communications with responsibility for investor relations at Scientific Games Corporation. Lisa was an institutional investment professional for 15 years prior to becoming a corporate communications specialist. She holds a BS in Marketing from Manhattan College and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University in New York.

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MBS Value Partners, headquartered in New York City, is a strategic communications firm that provides senior level advisory work and customized investor relations, financial media and corporate communications programs for a growing roster of domestic and international clients. For additional information, please visit www.mbsvalue.com.

SOURCE MBS Value Partners

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Lettieri, Lisa [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Lisa is a member of the Class of 1988.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lettieri, Lisa [MC1988]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 8 2010 1:29 PM
    * Updated: Tue, Feb 9 2010 7:37 PM

JFound: McKeon, James [MC1991]



McKeon, James [MC1991]
Associate Scientist at Johnson & Johnson
Greater New York City Area

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 8 2010 1:57 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) corrects me about SU

Dear John,

   I was not aware that Syracuse was a Jesuit institution?


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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: I thought it was. I thought I read somewhere about the Jesuit rivalry. Guess I should have done a better job of fact checking. Oh well, whatta ya expect from a low-index injineer.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 8 2010 5:23 PM

JNews: Zuccaro, Rich (MC1974) power factor program mgr


Staco Energy Products announces new power factor program manager

Monday, February 08, 2010

DAYTON, OH — Staco Energy Products Company has announced the hiring of Rich Zuccaro as the company’s new power factor program manager, according to a press release.

According to the release, Zuccaro, who works out of an office in Upstate New York, will be responsible for communicating with customers and product representatives to identify cost-saving opportunities involved with power factor penalties and electric billing tariff rates.

Staco Vice-president of Sales and Marketing Dave Kendall said: “Rich is an excellent addition to the Staco sales and marketing team. His familiarity with utility operations and his in-depth knowledge of power factor correction problems and solutions, combined with an intense customer focus make him ideal for this new position.”

Zuccaro has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College, a master’s degree in business administration from the Rutgers Graduate School of Business and an extensive background in the power factor/capacitor industry, the release stated.

Zuccaro, who comes to Staco from General Electric, will also work with utilities to determine companies that have incentives available to curb energy demand, the release added.

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Staco Energy Release

Monday, February 08, 2010

DAYTON, OH — Staco Energy Products Company announces that Rich Zuccaro has joined the company as power factor program manager. Zuccaro, who works from an upstate New York office, is responsible for working with customers and reps to identify opportunities for cost savings due to power factor penalties and other electric utility billing tariff rates. In addition, he’ll work with utilities to identify those which have incentives available to curb energy demand. Zuccaro holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and a master’s degree in business adminstration from the Rutgers Graduate School of Business. He has extensive experience in the power factor/capacitor industry and comes to Staco from General Electric.

“Rich is an excellent addition to the Staco sales and marketing team,” said Staco Vice-President of Sales & Marketing Dave Kendall. “His familiarity with utility operations and his in-depth knowledge of power factor correction problems and solutions, combined with an intense customer focus make him ideal for this new position.”

Staco Energy Products Company manufactures voltage control, VAR compensation, uninterruptible power supplies and engineered power quality solutions. For more than 70 years, customers worldwide have relied on Staco as their dependable source for standard and tailored solutions to a wide range of electrical power problems. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Staco Energy Products is a wholly owned subsidiary of Component Corporation of America, located in Dallas, Texas.

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Zuccaro, Rich (MC1974)

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 8 2010 7:42 PM

JFound: Coyne, Matt (MC2011) Intern New Haven Register


Matt Coyne
    * Intern at New Haven Register
    * Web Editor at Manhattan College Quadrangle

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Coyne, Matt (MC2011)  

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 8 2010 10:58 PM

JFound: Horgan, Brian (MC1979) Client Delivery Manager at Xerox


Horgan, Brian (MC1979)
Client Delivery Manager at Xerox
Greater New York City Area

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 9 2010 7:24 AM

JObit: Trochanowski, Edward John [MC1952 RIP]


Edward John Trochanowski

Trochanowski, Edward John, 79, of Westbrook Village in Peoria AZ passed away on January 31, 2010. He was born on October 22, 1930 in Cliffside Park, NJ and received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Manhattan College and a Masters in Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was a civil engineering consultant in New Jersey prior to moving to Arizona. He is survived by his beloved wife Jennie and daughter Bonnie Thomas. A memorial service was held on February 4, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Sun City.

Published in The Arizona Republic on February 9, 2010

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Trochanowski, Edward John [MC???? RIP]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yzf6s8d

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Dear John,

   I believe that Ed is a member of the Class of 1952.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Trochanowski, Edward John [MC1952 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 9 2010 8:30 AM
    * Updated: Tue, Feb 9 2010 7:37 PM

JNews: DeVito, Alexa [MC????] suffers a brother’s death


The Daily Free Press
Family and friends reflect on DeVito’s life
By Allison McKinnon
Published: Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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A friend of Michael DeVito’s leaves a bouquet at the memorial set up for him on Marsh Plaza Thursday night

The loss of College of Arts and Sciences sophomore Michael DeVito Thursday has proven anything but easy for friends, family members and the Boston University community.

Memorials and remembrance sessions around campus have provided an outlet for students to remember times they shared with Michael and reflect on his life.

Many students remember him as a good friend, a hard-working student and a fun-loving person who always helped others but asked for nothing in return.

In an interview with The Daily Free Press, DeVito’s father, Daniel, said his son loved life, was always positive and always wanted to bring out the best in people.

“Michael was truly an angel. He was angelic in every sense of the word. He never, ever had anything but a smile on his face,” he said. “He never worried about himself. Michael was truly about what life should be.”

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Michael also has an older sister, Alexa, 21, who is a student at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y.

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“He’s really irreplaceable. He made an impact on everyone’s life, even those who weren’t close with him.”

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DeVito, Alexa [MC????]

[JR: Don't have siblings. Didn't have "deaths" when I was young. The death of an "old" person, although sad, is part of life. Young people aren't supposed to die. All we can do is offer our prayers.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 9 2010 8:57 AM

JFound: Finucane, Kevin [MC1983] Dir Engineering MannKind Corp


Finucane, Kevin [MC????]
Director Facilities & Engineering MannKind Corporation
Greater New York City Area

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Dear John,

   I believe that Kevin is a member of the Class of 1983.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Finucane, Kevin [MC1983]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 9 2010 9:02 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Feb 10 2010 6:14 PM

JHQ: Aftermath Of Genocide In Cambodia 3/4 PM


February 5, 2010

Manhattan College’s Holocaust Resource Center Hosts Lecture About The Aftermath Of Genocide In Cambodia

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Manhattan College Holocaust Resource Center will host a lecture, The Aftermath of Genocide in Cambodia: the UN and the Failures of National Reconciliation, given by Dr. Benny Widyono on Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. The event, which will take place in Smith Auditorium, is free and open to the public.

Widyono is the author of Dancing in Shadows: Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge and the United Nations in Cambodia (2007). His book is not only a political memoir but also is an account of the flawed efforts of UN peacekeeping and the inadequacies of the international response to genocide by the Khmer Rouge in the aftermath of the Cold War.

After serving as a provincial director in the United Nations Transitional Authority on Cambodia (UNTAC) in 1992-1993, Widyono was named personal representative of the United Nations secretary-general in Cambodia in 1994. He remained in that post until 1997, when he retired from the United Nations after 34 years.

In retirement, Widyono has served as an economic advisor on Southeast Asian issues both in academia and in the business world. Since 2006, Widyono has been professor of economics at the University of Connecticut at Stamford.

For more information about this event, please call Dr. Jeff Horn, director of the Holocaust Resource Center at Manhattan College, at (718) 862-7129 or email jeff.horn@manhattan.edu.

The history of the Holocaust Resource Center dates back to 1996, when discussions among concerned faculty and administrators at the College and in the Riverdale community led to its founding with the mission of promoting Catholic-Jewish dialogue and educating future generations about the Holocaust. The center inaugurated its Visiting Scholars Program the next year, and in 2006, an additional annual lecture was added to the series that focuses on genocides other than the Holocaust.

More information about the Holocaust Resource Center can be found on its Web site at home.manhattan.edu/holocaustcenter.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 9 2010 1:15 PM

JUpdate: Gong, Mike (MC2007) Videographer

Gong, Mike (MC2007)
Computer Engineering
Examiner Media(www.theexaminernews.com)
Alesca Video Productions(alescavideo.com)

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 9 2010 2:19 PM

JFound: Ilijev, Dan [MC1981] Consulting Manager at Invensys


Dan Ilijev
Consulting Manager at Invensys
Houston, Texas Area

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Ilijev, Dan [MC1981]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 9 2010 8:10 PM

JFound: Vittorio, Susan [MC1980] Mgr @ Ciba BASF


Vittorio, Susan [MC1980]
Manager, People Services
Ciba Corp part of BASF
Greater New York City Area


After 25 years in the Accounting, Finance and Business Support arenas I transitioned to Human Resources. Since that time I have been been a key player in the development of centralized HR Services, and have been managing Domestic Relocation, Staffing Services, HR Vendor Services, as well as performing HR Generalist responsibilities. I have successfully brought the business perspective to HR, and have effectively been able to align many of the HR services and initiatives with business strategies.

Since Ciba was purchase by BASF, I have been involved in the HR Integration project, as a part of the PMO. This has afforded me the opportunity to become involved in the intracacies of an integration project, as well as expand my knowledge of the various HR functions supporting the organization

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 10 2010 1:54 AM

JFound: Ferrara, Michael [MC1997] Doar Communications


Michael Ferrara

Board of Directors, Mng Dir & VP: Doar Communications Inc.

Since joining DOAR in 1999, Michael A. Ferrara has utilized his background in business development, complex project management and engineering to shape the firm’s overall business strategy. As Vice President and Managing Director, Mr. Ferrara currently oversees the daily business operations and logistics of the firm. He has managed several business initiatives and projects, as well as implemented key business processes, all of which have had a substantial impact on the firm’s organization and structure. Before moving to his current position, Mr. Ferrara steadily rose through the ranks within the firm to become Vice President of a DOAR subsidiary. He was also previously responsible for overseeing the firm’s Electronic Discovery, Imaging, Coding, Video Conversion, and Printing groups.

Prior to joining DOAR, Mr. Ferrara worked as an engineer on large-scale construction and engineering projects in conjunction with municipal and state agencies. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Summa Cum Laude.

Since joining DOAR in 1999, Michael A. Ferrara has utilized his background in business development, complex project management and engineering to shape the firm’s overall business strategy. As Vice President and Managing Director, Mr. Ferrara currently oversees the daily business operations and logistics of the firm. He has managed several business initiatives and projects, as well as implemented key business processes, all of which have had a substantial impact on the firm’s organization and structure.

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Ferrara, Michael [MC1997]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 10 2010 6:13 AM

JObit: Howard, Timothy P. [MC1974 RIP]


Timothy P. Howard, of Dublin, passed away suddenly at home on Monday, February 8, 2010.

Born in the Bronx, NY to the late Catherine and Thomas Howard, he grew up in Elmsford, NY. Tim graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School, White Plains, NY and Manhattan College, the Bronx.

Tim was an Executive Director at Boehringer-Ingelheim. He was active with Scout Troop #117, St. Brigid of Kildare.

Tim is survived by his wife of 27 years, Mary M. Coppolo; daughter, Elizabeth Howard of Madison, WI; son, Gregory Howard of Dublin; brothers and sisters, Thomas (Elizabeth) Howard of Springfield, VA, John (Catherine) Howard of Scarsdale, NY, Peter (Lisa) Howard of White Plains, NY, Virginia (David) Reeves of Carmel, NY and Sr. Catherine Howard, O.P. of Blauvelt, NY; aunts, Susan Hennesey of Florida and Eileen Seedorf of New York; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. SUNDAY at the RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME AT POWELL, 450 West Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065 (614)-792-1471. (The funeral home is on W. Olentangy St./Powell Rd./SR 750 1/4 mile east of Sawmill Parkway.) Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. MONDAY, February 15, 2010 at ST. BRIGID OF KILDARE CHURCH, 7179 Avery Rd., Dublin, OH 43017. Private family burial will be held. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to: Sisters of St. Dominic, 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY 10913 www.opblauvelt.org. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com. GO IRISH!

Published in The Columbus Dispatch from February 10 to February 11, 2010

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Howard, Timothy P. [MC???? RIP]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yfkjxw2

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Dear John,

   I believe that Tim was a member of the Class of 1974.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Howard, Timothy P. [MC1974 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 10 2010 9:00 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Feb 10 2010 6:14 PM

JObit: Puccio, Joseph Lawrence [MC1953 RIP]


Joseph Lawrence Puccio

Joseph Lawrence Puccio, 77, of Kings Isle, St. Lucie West, died Feb. 8, 2010, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and lived in Port St. Lucie since 1998, coming from Westfield, N.Y. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Manhattan College and his master’s in business administration from New York University. He was an Army veteran. He owned and operated a liquor store in New York.

Survivors include sons, Joseph L. Puccio II of Port St. Lucie, and Gerard Puccio of Buffalo, N.Y.; daughters, Francessca Armstrong of Concord, Calif., Maria Semen of Northeast, Pa., and Joanna Straub of Erie, Pa.; sister, Elaine Puccio of Margaretville, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren. services:

A service to celebrate his life will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Yates Funeral Home and Crematory, Port St. Lucie chapel. A U.S. Army Detail Unit will present military honors. A guest book may be signed at yatesfuneralhome.com

Published in the TC Palm on February 10, 2010

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Puccio, Joseph Lawrence [MC???? RIP]  

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

   Joe was my classmate from the great Class of 1953.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. And, I'm sorry for your lost classmate.]

Puccio, Joseph Lawrence [MC1953 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 10 2010 9:11 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Feb 10 2010 6:14 PM

JNews: Harkness, Gregory [MC2004] KC Rockhurst HS principal


Rockhurst High School Names New Principal
Posted by: Marissa Cleaver
Last Update: 2/09 4:22 pm

Gregory Harkness

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rockhurst High School has a new principal.

Gregory Harkness will take on his new role as principal on July 1, 2010.

The 46-year-old will be leaving his current position as Dean of Academics at Xavier High School in New York City. Like Rockhurst, Xavier is a Jesuit high school.

While at Xavier Harness has also served as guidance counselor, religion teacher, assistant campus minister and coordinator of student activities.

“We are very blessed to have found a new principal with such high qualifications who is also steeped in Jesuit tradition and is a Rockhurst alumnus,” said Rockhurst president Rev. Terrance Baum.

Harness graduated from Rockhurst in 1981. He received a bachelor of arts in philosophy and Spanish from Georgia State University. He also holds a master’s degree in pupil personnel and school counseling from Manhattan College.

“Finding God in all things is a challenge, but one which I will strive to attain each day at Rockhurst. The vision of what Rockhurst is remains rooted in its proud past, strong present, and what is sure to be its bright future,” said Harkness.

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Harkness, Gregory [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Greg is a member of the Class of 2004.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Harkness, Gregory [MC2004]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 10 2010 10:13 AM
    * Updated: Thu, Feb 11 2010 7:11 PM

JFound: Pascente, Anthony [MC1986] VP-Fin at Arch Insurance


Anthony (Tony) Pascente
VP-Finance at Arch Insurance Group
Greater New York City Area


CPA professional with excellent knowledge and experience in all phases of financial management including, general accounting, financial reporting, financial analysis and budgets. Successfully managed multiple priorities and assignments, meeting tight deliverable deadlines. Easily establish rapport with managers, staff and customers.


Insurance (P&C and Life & Health)

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Pascente, Anthony [MC1986]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 10 2010 12:06 PM

JFound: Osso, Mike [MC1983] Dir at TIAA-CREF


Osso, Mike [MC1983]
Director – Finance at TIAA-CREF
Greater New York City Area

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 10 2010 2:26 PM

MFound: Nice words about MC


February 09, 2010
Recognizing Brand Leadership
Rex Whisman

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Yesterday and today I have the pleasure of facilitating a number of meetings on the campus of Manhattan College as part of a national education brand initiative that will connect over 40 secondary schools and six colleges and universities throughout the United States and Toronto. All schools are a part of an international network of Lasallian institutions.

These schools and the Christian Brothers order were founded by St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Catholic Patron Saint of Teachers. Just outside of our meeting spaces here at Manhattan, hang a number of banners that includes De La Salle and the Past-Presidents of the College. What a great way to honor the teachings and traditions of the past, and help visually recruit and retain brand champions. Each banner starts the conversation about story of this fine institution.

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[JR: Yup, the "brand" is critical to keeping the doors open.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 10 2010 4:59 PM

JFound: Zander, Patricia [MC1995] PM at STV Group


Patricia Zander, P.E.
    * Project Manager at STV Group – Construction Management
    * LEED Compliance Officer at Turner/STV Joint Venture

Civil Engineer with 16 years of work experience in the greater New York metropolitan area on high performance facilities. Experience working on multi-discipline/multi-office design teams (planners, architects, landscape architects, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, plumbing engineers, geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, environmental consultants, LEED® consultants, and construction managers).

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Zander, Patricia [MC1995]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 10 2010 8:37 PM

JObit: Harrington, William J. [MC1953 RIP] by Athanasidy, Patrice Liquori (MC1988)

Patrice Liquori Athanasidy (MC1988) sent you a message on Facebook..

From Catholic NY

William J. Harrington

an attorney who was active in Church and community affairs and assisted numerous archdiocesan programs and institutions, including St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, died Jan. 23 at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn. He was 78.

Mr. Harrington, who was known as B.J., was a trustee of the seminary and a leader in its centennial capital campaign, which enabled the seminary to become tuition-free for men studying to become priests of the archdiocese.

Auxiliary Bishop Gerald T. Walsh, rector of St. Joseph’s Seminary, told CNY, “No lay person that I’m aware of did more to help St. Joseph’s Seminary than B.J. Harrington. In a very quiet way, he recruited new board members for us, and he set an example for seminarians of how to handle a debilitating illness with a cheerful outlook. He was involved in so many Church groups for so many years.”

Msgr. Francis J. McAree, pastor of St. Gregory the Great parish in Harrison and former seminary rector, described Mr. Harrington as a man of exceptional “charity and gentility.”

“He was a tremendously admirable Catholic gentleman motivated by love of God and love of neighbor,” Msgr. McAree said in an interview. “He was especially devoted to the support and upbuilding of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, and of the support for an increase in vocations. His charitable work at the seminary, and for the Catholic hospital system and the poor, was a tremendous example to everyone. He will be sorely missed but always remembered.”

He added that Mr. Harrington had “a gentle and kind sense of humor” that “put problems into a larger perspective and made them seem much more manageable.”

Recently Mr. Harrington was a leader in fund-raising for a new health facility sponsored by the Sisters of Charity, the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers.

A specialist in estate and trust litigation, he practiced law for 51 years at Bleakley Platt and Schmidt in White Plains and was its chairman and managing partner for 35 years. He was legislative counsel to Lt. Gov. Malcolm Wilson, 1964-1973, and served terms as town attorney and town justice for the Town of Pound Ridge.

A member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Westchester County, he was chairman of its Board of Stewards for more than 25 years.

He was a trustee of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, and a member of the Cardinal’s Committee of the Laity. He was chairman of St. Agnes Hospital in White Plains and vice chairman of St. Joseph’s Medical Center’s Health Fund, Yonkers. Among the many other boards on which he served were those of Sacred Heart High School, Yonkers; Iona Prep, New Rochelle, and the School of the Holy Child, Rye.

Born in Yonkers, he earned a degree in accounting at Manhattan College and a law degree at Fordham University School of Law, which honored him with its Medal of Achievement. He received many other awards, including the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross. The Pregnancy Care Center, based in New Rochelle, honored Mr. Harrington and his wife, Audrey, with its Humanitarian Award.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s parish in Bedford.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, William, Brian and Peter; two daughters, Mary Pat McCarthy and Mary Beth Harrington; and two sisters, Mary Harrington and Jane Devlin.

Archbishop Dolan was to celebrate a Funeral Mass Jan. 27 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, with burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla.

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Dear John,

   BJ is a member of the great Class of 1953.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Harrington, William J. [MC1953 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 10 2010 9:09 PM
    * Updated: Thu, Feb 11 2010 11:28 PM

JObit: Joseph Lawrence Puccio reported by Ed Plumeau, MC ‘52A


I received the following sad news tonight:

It is with great regret that I must tell you of the death of one of our fellow alumns. Joseph Lawrence Puccio, age 77, died Feb.8 in Lawnwood Regional Hospital in Ft. Pierce, FL. Cause of death was congestive heart failure. Joe was MC ‘53B and had attended our luncheons in the past.


St. John the Baptist pray for us.

Ed Plumeau, MC ‘52A

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 10 2010 9:13 PM

JFound: Covington, Jeffrey [MC1979] VP at JPMC


Covington, Jeffrey [MC1979]
Vice President / Branch Manager; JPMorganChase
Greater New York City Area

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 11 2010 7:29 AM

JFound: List, Ray [MC1967] CEO EnLink


Ray List

President and Chief Executive Officer: EnLink

Mr. List is a seasoned senior executive with more than 30 years experience running large, medium and small corporations. He has earned a national reputation as an entrepreneur, and as a management consultant with national turnaround expertise. Mr. List has had success in a diverse group of industries, including engineering and construction, energy, petrochemicals, manufacturing, environmental, infrastructure, healthcare, education, travel, and technology. He is seven for seven in successful turnarounds as CEO in the last twenty years. Recent assignments include: Railworks Corp. and L.K. Comstock & Co. New York, NY 2004-2006 Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer; Lead consultant in restructuring the Los Angeles Unified School District; Chairman, President and CEO of the Global Vacation Group; Cohr Inc.; Masterplan, Inc. and ICF Kaiser Engineers and ICF Technology, and the Venture Fund of Washington.

Mr. List earned an MBA with honors from Harvard University in 1977, a Masters of Engineering under fellowship from Manhattan College in 1967, and BCE from Union College, Schenectady, New York in 1966. In addition, he is a Licensed Professional Engineer in California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Massachusetts. Mr. List is a Fellow with the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Mr. List is a seasoned senior executive with more than 30 years experience running large, medium and small corporations. He has earned a national reputation as an entrepreneur, and as a management consultant with national turnaround expertise. Mr. List has had success in a diverse group of industries, including engineering and construction, energy, petrochemicals, manufacturing, environmental, infrastructure, healthcare, education, travel, and technology. He is seven for seven in successful turnarounds

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List, Ray [MC1967]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 11 2010 10:20 AM

JFound: Morris, Bill [MC1980] @ Cal State Fullerton 4/13


Speaker: Bill Morris – CEO – Success4Teens.com

Place: Cal State Fullerton
When: April 13th – Tuesday
Time: 2:30 -3:45pm

Topic: “Stress & Success in Family Life”

Department of Child and Adolescent Studies at Cal State Fullerton. The course, titled “Child, Family, & Community”, provides an exploration of relationships, including interpersonal relationships, and linkages between children, families, and community systems; influences of age, gender, diverse abilities, culture, race, ethnicity, socio-economic and public policy factors; and community resources available to support families. The over-arching perspective of this course is “everything happens in a context.”

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Bill Morris

Bill grew up just outside of New York City. He completed his undergraduate degree in Finance at Boston College and his graduate MBA at Manhattan College in International Business.

By his early thirties he was chosen to become the International Controller of one of the top tier Investment Banks on Wall Street – Kidder Peabody, responsible for all financial and operational activity in London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

It was during this time of his career that his two sons were born and he also became involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Bill became an Executive Board member and “fundraiser” for the Foundation, and began his “enhanced-career” helping kids. Bill created, conducted and was the prime participant in a “Sit-Up-a-thon” to raise funds for terminally ill children for five consecutive years while on Wall Street.

Bill set a World Record for completing 20,100 consecutive sit-ups in 11 hours and 32 minutes. This led to Bill speaking at High Schools and Universities on fitness. Bill wanted to reach all kids, not just athletes, and so designed a program called “Formula for Success”. This program shows all kids, how to get it together mentally, physically and spiritually.

For the past twenty years Bill has been speaking, educating and motivating audiences from kids incarcerated, in rehab, foster homes, “half-way homes”, Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers and Sisters, obese camps, continuation high schools, to speaking at The World Drug Conference, West Point and Stanford University.

His motto in life is “learn, earn and return”, and with that in mind, has created a lofty goal to try and reach the 30 millions kids in the USA with his message and “game plan”. Bill recently created a DVD called Success4Teens. His company website is www.success4teens.com .

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Morris, Bill [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Bill is a member of the Class of 1980.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Morris, Bill [MC1980]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 11 2010 2:58 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Feb 13 2010 4:42 AM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) cites Brother Francis Bowers

Dear John,

   The January 30, 2010 edition of THE TABLET, the Newspaper for the Brooklyn Diocese has an an article on page 22, about Brother’s role as Coordinator of Academic Achievement for Athletics and Scholarships” at Manhattan. Since he has been in that position (16 years), at least 50% of the athletes had a GPA of 3.0 or better each year.

   I have a copy if you need it.


[JR: THE TABLET issue is off-line]

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    By Bernie Belgane

For Bro. Frank, Sports and Academics Go Together

Fifty years working at the same place might indicate the retirement is near. Not as far as Brother Francis Bowers, F.S.C. is concerned.

And while our friend – we grew up together in St. Teresa’s parish, Woodside, and played C.Y.O. basketball – is no longer in the classroom, he still has the interest of students at heart.

That is why four years ago he became an advisor for at-risk students in the School of Arts at Manhattan College.

“I have enjoyed every minute here,” explained Brother Frank, who began teaching English and Literature at the College in the Riverdale section of the Bronx in 1959. “ I love teaching,”

“Three years after being assigned here, I became chair of both the undergraduate and graduate divisions of the English Department.”

Brother Frank held that position for 10 years before deciding to return to the classroom.

He later applied for a leave of study and traveled to Oxford University, England, where he stayed for six months to research literary criticism and prepare for upcoming courses.

Around the same time, May of 1980, to be specific, a sad turn of events took place. Brother Patrick McGarry, F.S.C., Manhattan’s vice-president and Provost, died.

Returning to Riverdale, Brother Frank agreed to postpone teaching and became acting provost. That turned into a five-year assignment.

He did return to the classroom in 1985, and not long after that became the first coordinator of academic achievement for athletics and scholarships.

In his 16 years in that role at least 50% of the athletes had a GPA of 3.0 or better each year.

“I was always interested in athletics,” he continued. I ran the hills in Riverdale and played both baseball and basketball.”

Brother Frank competed in both sports at Cathedral H.S., and prior to coming to Manhattan, taught at several High Schools and also coached track teams.

Once at the Riverdale campus, he helped improve that athletics program by increasing financial aid, adding a sports information director and helping the Jaspers – women and men – become more competitive.

So much so that in 1973 Manhattan won the national indoor track and field titles.

Brother Frank’s efforts were starting to pay dividends — and have been ever since.

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[JR: These are the men and women that make MC a jewel. Or rather a "foundry" of strong men and women. I'm always impressed with the accomplishments of my fellow alums. I'm just the humble recorder. But then what would one expect of a low index injineer.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 11 2010 5:39 PM
    * Updated: Thu, Feb 11 2010 11:28 PM

JFound: McDonnell, Kevin (MC2009) Teaching and Research Assistant


Kevin McDonnell
    * Teaching Assistant at Manhattan College
    * Research Assistant at Manhattan College

Industry   Chemicals

• Monitor and advise freshman in Introduction to Engineering labs
• Grade experimental calculations of technical lab reports and assist students with issues or concerns in Unit Operations lab
• Research the development of cost-effective water purification systems using natural materials for the Philippines

Graduated Cum Laude.
Activities and Societies: • Honor Societies: Tau Beta Pi, Omega Chi Epsilon, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Theta Alpha Kappa, Epsilon Sigma Pi
• Secretary and member of Manhattan College chapter of AIChE (2005- 2009)
• Captain of Manhattan College Men’s Crew Team (2006- 2007)

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 11 2010 8:45 PM

JNews: Crawford, Darryl [MC2010] by Brennan, Sean [MC????]


February 11, 2010 6:53 PM No Comments

Manhattan seniors running out of time

By Sean Brennan

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Darryl Crawford knows his college basketball career is growing shorter by the day. Just five games remain in the regular season for Manhattan’s senior guard before the MAAC tournament tips off in Albany on March 5 and Crawford knows he and the Jaspers are running out of time to get their listing ship upright again before the basketballs are put away for good.

“I can’t believe this is my last year,” Crawford said. “Time just goes by so fast. I just don’t want it to end.”

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Brennan, Sean (MC????)

[JR: Wait until he tries real life. Over in a flash!]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 12 2010 9:38 AM

MFound: Lasallian brand pics


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I posted 10 photos on Facebook in the album “Manhattan College Engagement Sessions” http://bit.ly/8YT2e4

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[JR: Interesting? I agree. As a low index injineer, I'd say "gives ya a bucket and shows you the well". It is ALWAYS up to you.]

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JObit: Alger, William [MC1972 RIP]


William Alger

AUBURN — William Alger, 58, died Feb. 9, 2010, surrounded by his family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 27, 1951, to Robert and Rita (Bell) Alger. He was educated in the Brooklyn Catholic school system and attended Manhattan College, where he received a degree in civil engineering.

Prior to his illness, he had worked as vice president at Kinsmen Corporation. For the past 30 years his work efforts have been acclaimed by his peers as the best in the business for his fairness and knowledge of his work.

He was an active communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Manchester. He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Marian Council No. 5748, Eucharistic minister, helped with the parish’s holiday fair for many years, and was always willing lend a hand when there was a need. He was an active supporter of Catholic education at St. Catherine and St. Casimir schools.

IN HIS LIFE: As a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend, he cared and nurtured for his entire family, always striving to protect their well being. Bill enjoyed family gatherings and celebrations of every sort. He often enjoyed the warm weather and island cultural entertainment on his frequent visits to the Caribbean Island of Curacao with his wife and daughters. Some of his other hobbies and interests included golf, tennis, cooking, spending time with his family — especially his grandson, traveling, Suduko, and volunteering.

Family members include two daughters, Anne Kadlec and her husband, Michael Kadlec, of Auburn and Susan Miville and her husband, David Miville, of Auburn; one grandson, William Henry Kadlec of Auburn; his sister, Rita Bell Keller of Manchester, N.J.; his mother-in-law, Frances Staniecki of Auburn; and his brother-in-law, Henry Mark Staniecki of Bloomfield, N.J. He was predeceased by his wife of 35 years, Christine Alger in 2009; and his parents Robert and Rita Alger.

SERVICES: Calling hours will be at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Catherine Church, corner of Webster and Hemlock streets. Encryptment will follow in Mount Calvary Mausoleum, 474 Goffstown Road, Manchester.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Catherine Church, 207 Hemlock St., Manchester 03104 or to St. Casimir School, 456 Union St., Manchester 03109.

For more information, go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.

Published in Union Leader on February 12, 2010

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Alger, William [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yhxkpag

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Dear John,

   I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1972.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Alger, William [MC1972 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 12 2010 10:14 AM
    * Updated: Sat, Feb 13 2010 4:42 AM

JObit: Healy, Edward J. [MC1953 RIP]


Edward J. Healy

Edward J. Healy, a longtime resident of Danbury, died on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 at his home in Danbury. He was 78 years old. Edward was born June 4, 1931 in New York City, the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Hayes) Healy. He graduated from Manhattan College and was a research chemist for Nabisco Brands, now Kraft Foods, until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army. A quiet man, he enjoyed reading, gardening, and mostly spending time with his family. He is survived by his children, Annmarie Durkin and her husband, Edward J. of Sandy Hook, Kathleen and Edward J. Healy Jr. of Danbury, and John Healy of Kentucky; one sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and George Rouse of Pennsylvania; his brother-in-law, William Thompson and wife, Andrea of New York. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Caitlin M. and Colleen M. Durkin of Sandy Hook and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Mary: his daughter, Margaret Therese; his brother, Jack; and sister, Joanne. He will be sadly missed by his family, including his faithful dog, Ted. Friends may call in the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St. on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m., A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St Peter’s Church Interment will follow at St Peter Cemetery. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association , 279 New Britain Road, Suite 5, Kensington, CT 06037.

Published in News Times from February 11 to February 12, 2010

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Healy, Edward J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yj2xmzr

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Dear John,

   I believe that Ed is a member of that great Class of 1953.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Healy, Edward J. [MC1953 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 12 2010 1:18 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Feb 13 2010 12:23 PM

JBlogger: Vuckovic, Milos [MC????] #3 on the Jasper all-time 1000m indoor


Monday, February 8, 2010

New Balance Collegiate Invitational 2010

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Brus, Serbia, Serbia

I am student of Manhattan college in New York City and also member of Manhattan college Track and Field team.

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On Friday, the first day of the meet, Manhattan’s Milos Vuckovic won the bronze in the 1000m with an IC4A qualifying time of 2:24.57. That time moved him to number three on the Jasper all-time 1000m indoor list

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Vuckovic, Milos [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 12 2010 3:16 PM

JFound: Boland, Kathleen [MC2005] Guidance Counselor Mount Saint Ursula


Kathleen Boland
Greater New York City Area
Education Management
Guidance Counselor at Academy of Mount Saint Ursula

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Boland, Kathleen [MC2005]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 12 2010 8:55 PM

JFound: Gorman, John [MC1977] Fundraising Consultant


John Gorman

Fundraising and Development Consultant at Gorman Managment Consulting, Inc.

Results-driven nonprofit executive experienced in developing and implementing innovative fund development and communication programs for a variety of non–profit organizations. Proven ability to provide team leadership, driving performance, program improvement, quality initiatives to achieve revenue goals. Visionary leader known for the ability to win community support, develop key coalitions and build relationships with a shared sense of purpose. Strong background in management principles, budgeting practices, cross departmental project management, information technology utilization, team building and public speaking.

I specialize in working with start up, grassroot organizations to mid-size non-profits that need guidance and assistance with their operational funding needs in helping them fulfill their mission.


Developing strategic and operating fund development plans that includes, direct mail, major gifts, planned giving, capital campaigns, corporate and foundation giving, that mirrors and compliments a sound communications strategy that focus’ on the institutions mission and strategic direction.


Fundraising Consultant
Gorman Management Consulting

Design, conduct and consult in feasibility and planning studies, capital campaigns, major gift solicitations, board recruitment and development, special events, volunteer recruitment and training, as well as proposal writing for individual, corporate, government and foundation funding.

Diverse work experience includes a cross section of clients in academia and health care, as well as working with Religious Orders and Congregations, Dioceses, Parishes and Schools. Programs are designed efficiently, professionally and effectively in utilizing sound fund raising principles in improving the organizations development efforts.

Create, write and implement business and strategic plans. Personally engage in identifying, cultivating and soliciting donors that include individuals, corporations, foundations, USAID, and Religious organizations. Many efforts were started from the ground up and included the formation and supervision of such departments as Planned Giving, Major Gifts, Foundation and Corporate Relations, Annual Support, Direct Marketing and Pharmaceutical Procurement.

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Gorman, John [MC1977]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Feb 13 2010 9:02 AM

JHQ: Distinguished Author To Speak At MC


February 12, 2010

Distinguished Author To Speak At Manhattan College

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Harvard University professor and author, Stephen Owen, will deliver a lecture at Manhattan College on Thursday, February 25th at 5:00 p.m. Owen is the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard and editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Chinese Literature. His most recent books include The Late Tang: Chinese Poetry of the Mid-Ninth Century (827-860), The Making of Early Chinese Classical Poetry, and An Anthology of Chinese “Middle Ages”. The title of his talk will be ”Chang’an”. Chang’an (modern Xi’an) was the capital of the Western Han in the second and first centuries B.C.E. and of the Sui and Tang dynasties, from the end of the sixth to the beginning of the tenth century B.C.E. In the tang it was the largest city in the world, and its urban topography is well known, both from archeology and from the textual record.

The event, which is sponsored by the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Program, will be held in the College’s Academy Room, Leo Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Owen received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. Elected a member of the American Philosophical Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was honored with a Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of significant contributions to humanistic inquiry. He has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Guggenheim Foundation.

For more information on this event, please contact michael.judge@manhattan.edu or call (718) 862-7880.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Feb 13 2010 9:42 AM

JFound: Dossantos, Tony [MC????] EndMgr @ AkzoNobel


Tony Dossantos
Greater New York City Area

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Dossantos, Tony [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Feb 13 2010 1:54 PM

Comment on CARTOON: Breen, Jerry (MC1971) hits grandkids’ money

By Ray Lodato

Hi Jerry,

I just came across this site, and I had high hopes for keeping up with my fellow Jaspers. But I’m really disappointed that you’ve decided to highjack it for political purposes.

There are a lot of us who are loyal Jaspers who don’t agree with the philosophy and values portrayed in the cartoons you post. I live in Chicago and have known Obama for over 14 years, and I appreciate that he is trying to undo the mess that was left for him by 8 years of Cheney and Bush. We can disagree, but I think it’s unfair to portray all Jaspers as captive of the right-wing mentality that got us into this mess in the first place.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Feb 6 2010 10:56 AM

Comment on MFound: Nice words about MC

By Rex Whisman

Thanks for your kind words. We greatly enjoyed our experience at Manhattan College this week and love your blog!

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 10 2010 9:05 PM

ENDNOTE: Girl buried alive in honour killing


Girl buried alive in honour killing in Turkey: Report
February 4, 2010

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ANKARA – A 16-year-old girl was buried alive by relatives in southeast Turkey in a gruesome honour killing just because she reportedly befriended boys, the Anatolia news agency reported Thursday.

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[JR: This is unacceptable. Where are the women's libers outside the Turkish embassies world-wide? Where is the global outrage? Why don't we care? Truthfully, I don't understand how any man, any real man, can kill his child. It's his legacy. I know that they can be maddenly irritating. But buried alive? How stupid are these people? Do they really think that "God" commands this? To this I will apply my soon-to-be-patented solution. Persona Non Grata the Turkish ambassador to the US and the UN. Repeat until the name a woman. All Turkish leadership, diplomats, and politicians have limited use of our country's entertainment and shopping venues for a year. Give them time to think and work on this DISASTER in their own country. Perhaps other countries would join us and really "send them to their room to clean up"! Argh!]

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