JASPER JOTTINGS Week 16 - 2010 April 18

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



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POSITRACTION: A Rare Type Of Blood


March 23rd, 2010 at 8:00 am
Man Saves 2 Million Babies Donating Rare Type Of Blood

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Thank you Mr. baby saver!

An Australian man who has been donating his extremely rare kind of blood for 56 years has saved the lives of more than two million babies.

James Harrison, 74, has an antibody in his plasma that stops babies dying from Rhesus disease, a form of severe anaemia.

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[JR: What an amazing gift. Who knows what other gifts we have in our DNA? Will we ever find out? Maybe if we stop killing each other.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Apr 11 2010 12:37 PM

JLINKEDIN: McCullough, Robert F. [MC1991] Index Strategy at Deutsche Bank


McCullough, Robert F. [MC1991]
Index Portfolio/Strategy at Deutsche Bank
Greater New York City Area
Investment Banking

Summary: I’ve spent the last 10 years with MBS products , including indexing and pricing/risk analysis.

Specialties: MBS,CMO,CMBS,ABS, Total Rate of Return Swaps, Indices

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    * Posted on: Sun, Apr 11 2010 3:20 PM

JFOUND: Wasp, Bill (MC1969) Teacher Santa Fe


Wasp, Bill (MC1969)
Teacher, SFPD
santa fe, nm

A teacher for grades Pre K through 8, for both the Santa Fe Public Schools, as well as the United Way of Santa Fe.

Born in da Bronx in 1947; moved to and grew up in Yonkers, NY ( where my cousin Phil is currently mayor); Fordham Prep grad (1965); Manhattan College (1969); USAF Captain (6 years); Eagle Scout; lived in NY, Texas, Mississippi, Illinois, and now NM; love photography in all it’s forms; lucky to be married to the same babe for 40 years (she goes straight to heaven).

Activities: Currently a substitute elementary school teacher in Santa Fe Public Schools, Photography (city scenes and rock bands); shooting weapons for accuracy and relaxation; volunteering my pix taking skills for the American Folk Art Museum of New Mexico; cartooning and writing; landscaping in the northern New Mexico (Mars-like) environment

Interests: NY Giants; Texas Longhorn football; my grandkids in NY; shooting pix and ammo; arts in Santa Fe; Facebook;

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    * Posted on: Sun, Apr 11 2010 4:01 PM

JEMAIL: Report from wake for Mullery, Steve [MC1965 RIP]

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: April 11, 2010 7:08:15 PM EDT
To: Jasperfjohn68
Subject: Steve Mullery ‘65 RIP

Dear John,

Ed and I went to the wake for Steve this afternoon. When we arrived at 2:30, the line was out into the parking lot. Since I can not stand that long any more, we “crashed” the line and found a seat and waited until the line ended. It was then 3:55! So many people who had so many great things to say about Steve – he would have loved it!


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McEneney, Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Great to hear that Jasper Jottings has "cub reporters". But the least Ed could have done was stood in line and held "your" place. Isn't that what "younger brothers" are for? All the odd and hard and dirty jobs. Great to hear of a good turn out. But, I have to admit the whole concept of wakes mystifies me. You know the concept of an Irish wake comes from the English Repression when Irishmen could only gather for weddings and wakes. They'd use the cover to plan the insurrection! Personally, I'd prefer to be Jewish. They have the right idea. Quick burial, short mourning, and back to normal. Life goes on. My paternal grandmother had a great line: "If you didn't come see me when I was alive, then don't bother coming when I'm dead." She had a similar adage for flowers. And, you wonder where I get my tactful manner from?]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Apr 11 2010 8:02 PM

JNEWS: Marotta, Daniel C. (MC1988) Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law NY Bar


Staten Island Real-Time News
Breaking local news from Staten Island, NY

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Bar Association appoints Marotta

Daniel C. Marotta of St. George was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section New York State Bar Association.

The Executive Committee of Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section provides resources for attorneys to help them practice law in the area of entertainment, the arts and sports.

It also provides substantive case law and forums for discussion and debate and information-sharing among the legal community.

Marotta is a partner in the law firm of Gabor & Marotta LLC, Meiers Corners, a commercial litigation, real estate, trademark, tax and estate planning firm. The firm maintains a satellite office in downtown Manhattan.

He is an alumnus of Fordham Law School and earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and English from Manhattan College in Riverdale, the Bronx.

His real estate work includes condominium and co-op offerings, franchising and commercial leasing. He also is vice president of the Downtown Staten Island Council, served as president of Neighborhood Housing Services of Staten Island, Inc., and is still an active member of its board of directors, and is a former member of the board of directors of Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc.

Marotta teaches Licensing of Trademark and Intellectual Property at the New York University School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies.

He has lectured and done speaking engagements in his specialty areas of law and has also edited books and has had articles published.

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Marotta, Daniel C. (MC????)

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Marotta, Daniel C. (MC1988)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Apr 11 2010 9:57 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Apr 14 2010 10:15 AM

JFOUND: Masucci, Mary (MC1990) Graphic Art Portland OR


Masucci, Mary (MC1990)
Graphic Art, Design, and Production Services
Portland, Oregon

I feel Life is a Journey and one worth taking. I am open to new roads and am happiest when I’m looking at the proverbial glass as half-full. I feel saddened by the state of affairs in our country world these days but am hopeful that we may improve with the proper guidance. I am currently interested in finding a job where I can help people in some capacity.

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    * Posted on: Mon, Apr 12 2010 5:06 AM

JLINKEDIN: de la Rosa, Hope [MC2005] Lead Teacher at Lake Dillon Preschool


de la Rosa, Hope [MC2005]
Lead Teacher at Lake Dillon Preschool
Greater Denver Area
Broadcast Media

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    * Posted on: Mon, Apr 12 2010 6:32 AM

JEMAIL: Cavanagh , Theresa E. Cavanagh (MC1989) has “famous” Jasper relatives


My brother Mike coached me to request you to include Theresa E. Cavanagh (Kiernan) {Privacy Invoked} BE/ME Chemical Engineering 1989 Manhattan College in Jasper Jottings. She is my wife’s niece. (she is from the bright side of the family)

Thanks for all you do for Manhattan College.

Best regards,
Mike’s kid brother

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[JR: Bright enough not to listen to Mike's suggestions? Haven't you learned YET not to do what your "older" brother puts you up to. Thought that was in the "Younger Sibling" handbook? Not for me, but she's going to be ... ... Young ladies are not usually pleased with having a spotlight thrown on themselves. But it's your call, General Custer. BTW think she's interested in taking over Jasper Jottings? I'm always looking for a sucker ... ... er, I mean successor.]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Cavanagh , Theresa E. Cavanagh (MC1989)

McEneney, Ed (MC1959)

[JR: If you want to subscribe to the Yahoo weekly email of Jasper Jottings, then just send an email to Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-subscribe at yahoogroups dot com. Unsubscribe the same way at Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-unsubscribe.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Apr 12 2010 8:10 AM

JEMAIL: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) reports a meeting

Reinke, F. John (MC1968) reports:

Joyce, Andrew J. (MC1964), Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964), and Dandola, John A. (MC1969) are alive and well. It was very good to see them all.

P.S., Dandola actually looked sharp in tie. Like a “real lawyer”. (Now I’ll see if he really reads Jottings as he always claims to.)

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    * Posted on: Mon, Apr 12 2010 11:04 AM

MNEWS: MC Fashion’s Night Out Sample Sale! 4/21 @ 7PM Smith


Williams, Joe (MC2012)

Event: MC Fashion’s Night Out Sample Sale!
What: Fundraiser
Start Time: Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00pm
End Time: Wednesday, April 21 at 10:00pm
Where: Smith Auditorium

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    * Posted on: Mon, Apr 12 2010 6:00 PM

JNEWS: Blose, Anthony [MC1979] Angelo State University provost


ASU names new provost
By Kiah Collier
Posted April 12, 2010 at 10:16 a.m. , updated April 12, 2010 at 6:06 p.m.

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SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State University will have a permanent provost and vice president for academic affairs come July.

Since 2007, Dr. Anthony Blose has worked as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Lake Superior State University in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. The 54-year-old former physics professor also served as a dean of two of the university’s science and mathematics colleges before being appointed to his current position.

ASU President Joseph C. Rallo announced the appointment of Blose to the post Monday. He will replace Dr. James Limbaugh, who has served for about a year on an interim basis after Donald Coers stepped down to be a full-time English professor.

Blose said in a phone interview Monday that he and his family received a warm reception during a visit to San Angelo last week and that he is excited to be a part of a growing university in a state with an economy more stable than Michigan’s.

“One of the things that’s very exciting is that it’s a growing campus,” Blose said, adding that Michigan universities have suffered along with the state’s economy and that dealing with shortfalls in funding has been an interesting challenge.

“Compared with having the resources and wherewithal to grow and explore new options, it’s quite different and in many ways a more pleasant challenge because you’re not always worried about survival and those kinds of things,” he said.

Blose is originally from Long Island, N.Y., and received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Manhattan College. After receiving his doctorate and master’s degrees in physics from the University of North Carolina, Blose worked on the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories for six years before spending 16 years as a physics and astronomy professor at the University of North Alabama, where he also chaired the Department of Physics and Earth Science and served as director of the university’s planetarium.

He said teaching is his first love but his physics-based curiosity for how large entities work led him to choose a career in university administration.

The reason he was most attracted to the job at ASU is because of the focus placed on students, he said.

“Probably the biggest thing is that Angelo State is just the right size and it’s got the right mission, one that reminds me in some ways of the North Alabama mission: Very student oriented, very faculty-student focused,” he said. “They certainly have a great and capable faculty. They can do scholarly things as well, but often the students get involved and that’s in my mind one of the best ways to do university education…as opposed to very, very large universities where faculties are very research focused and undergraduates have to fend for themselves.”

As provost and vice president, Blose will serve as head of ASU’s academic programs, advocate for the faculty and work closely with the university’s president and vice presidents to make university decisions. The title of provost means he is permitted to make decisions for President Rallo when he is absent.

Blose said the goals and duties of the position will largely be the same as his current position in Michigan, but that he was attracted to the position at ASU especially because the vice president of academics affairs serves as an advocate for, and member of, the faculty.

“The organization I’m in now, it’s a union job. And there, you’re often looked at as an adversary when it comes to faculty. You are not recognized as a faculty member in the collective bargaining environment,” Blose said.

Because he will be an official member of the faculty, Blose said he expects things to be different and better in terms of administrative and faculty relations.

Rallo said this approach allows whoever serves in that role to be a “champion for their peers.”

Rallo said he was looking for someone with experience as a dean and provost and that Blose will be a “great fit for the campus and for the community.”

“He had both of those attributes as well as having a great record as a faculty member, so I think he’s going to make a great addition to the university,” Rallo said.

Blose will arrive in San Angelo at the beginning of July with his wife, Melissa, and their two children, Elizabeth, 15, and

Alex, who will turn 12 years old in May. He said his goal is to “hit the ground running.”

“That’s when we’ll really start to maybe crystallize some of the issues first that we will tackle,” he said.

His first day on the job is July 15.

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Blose, Anthony [MC????]

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Dear John,    

   I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1979.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Blose, Anthony [MC1979]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Apr 13 2010 1:49 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Apr 14 2010 9:00 PM

JLINKEDIN: Martinez, Christian D. [MC1999] Environmental Services


Martinez, Christian D. [MC1999]
Greater New York City Area
Environmental Services

Summary: I am a mechanical engineer that has worked on both sides of the industry as a consulting engineer and as a public official. I am looking for a position where I can continue to grow professionally and where I can apply my past engineering experience in the civil/mechanical and environmental field.

Specialties: Onsite wastewater treatment systems, wells, hvac, concrete inspection, lift station design etc.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Apr 13 2010 6:37 AM

JFOUND: Webb, Joe [MC1978] did another free webinar


WhatTheyThink’s Economic Outlook Webinar with Dr. Joe Webb Reflects Improving Economic Conditions
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Press release from the issuing company
Event Sponsored by WhatTheyThink’s Second Annual Print CEO Forum

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Lexington, Kentucky USA — WhatTheyThink.com today reported that nearly 350 industry professionals registered to attend a free printing industry economic webinar with forecaster and commentator Dr. Joe Webb. The event was held Wednesday, April 7th.

The webinar archive is available at the webinar archive page.

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Webb, Joe [MC1978]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Apr 13 2010 8:38 AM

JFOUND: Angus MacDonald (MC1970)

Angus MacDonald (MC1970)
Methuen, MA

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    * Posted on: Tue, Apr 13 2010 8:44 AM

JHQ: MC 2010 Spring Career Fair 4/14 2PM Smith


Here is the information on our Career Fair which is tomorrow

2010 Spring Career Fair Companies!
April 14, 2010
2-5 PM- Smith Auditorium

I have attached the list of companies. Perhaps your Jasper readers would like to attend. Feel free to send them the list.

Marjorie Apel
The Center for Career Development
Manhattan College

[JR: Thanks, Ms. Apel. I'll pass along the word. I'd come but my interview suit is in the cleaners. And the dog ate my resume.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Apr 13 2010 12:16 PM

JHQ: MC Financial Services Advisory Council 4/28 at 5PM midtown NYC

Dear Mr. Reinke,

This is a reminder that the 8th annual Financial Services Advisory Council reception featuring guest speaker Robert H. Herz, Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board is Wednesday, April 28th at The University Club, One West 54th Street, New York City. Please join us for refreshments at 5:00pm, our featured speaker at 5:45pm and reception to follow from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Reservations are limited and by invitation only. R.S.V.P. to elizabeth moran c/o manhattan dot edu to reserve your seat.

Steve White
Director of Development

[JR: Anyone want my spot?]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Apr 13 2010 4:18 PM

JEMAIL: Sbarra, Robert A. (1956) changes email

John, effective immediately, my new address is {Privacy Invoked}. Keep up the good work. I enjoy your comments and the updates about classmates and nearby class guys. Thanks.

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Sbarra, Robert A. (1956)

[JR: Thanks, Bob, for the complement.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Apr 13 2010 4:23 PM

JUPDATE: Aiello, John (MC1990) SrAE Consonus Technologies

Aiello, John (MC1990)
Sr Account Executive
Consonus Technologies
New City, NY 10956

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    * Posted on: Tue, Apr 13 2010 5:15 PM

MOBIT: Halko, John W. [MCatend RIP]


John W. Halko Sr.

JOHN W. HALKO, SR. AGE: 78 DOVER John W. Halko, Sr., 78, died peacefully on Friday evening, March 26, 2010. Born in Cedar Knolls, he was currently a resident of Dover. He attended Manhattan College, and for many years prior to his retirement was a Chemical Assistant at the former Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, in E. Hanover. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953-1957. He was predeceased by his brothers, Stephen, Michael, and Leo Halko and by his sister, Stephanie H. Bindas. He is survived by his son, John W. Halko, Jr., of Boonton; his step daughter, Margie Halko Fuhr of CA. His Step Son, Edward Bagony in NJ; his sister, Anne N. Halko of North Bergen as well as three step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel Church, Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls on Friday Morning, April 16th at 10:00 AM. There will be no hours of visitation. Arrangements by Lewis & Carey, Directors of Funerals, Boonton.

Published in Daily Record on April 14, 2010

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Halko, John W. [MCatend RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yywzw2p

[JR: Attendees are recognized on the theory "if it's important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers". Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 14 2010 6:21 AM

JLINKEDIN: Quigley, Dan [MC1974] Sales Manager at E. A. Quigley Sons, Inc.


Quigley, Dan [MC1974]
Sales Manager at E. A. Quigley & Sons, Inc.
Greater Chicago Area

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 14 2010 6:42 AM

JOBIT: Bernhard, George G. [MC1950 RIP]


George G. Bernhard
* BORN: May 1, 1928
* DIED: April 12, 2010
* LOCATION: LaGrange, NY

George was born on May 1, 1928 and passed away on Monday, April 12, 2010.

George was last known to be living in LaGrange, New York.

George was a graduate of St. Michael’s Academy. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College in 1950 and graduated first in his class from New York Law School in 1959.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife Jane.

Visiting hours will be held from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the Parmele-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 110 Fulton Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Friday, April 16, at St. Mary’s Church, 231 Church St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Burial will follow in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, South Ave. Poughkeepsie.

Memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to the Dutchess County ASPCA, 796 Violet Ave. Hyde Park, NY 12538.

No funeral service information has been provided by the family or the funeral home.


Bernhard, George G. [MC1950 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/88303099

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Dear John,

Judge Bernhard, 1950 , was a classmate of mine at the Law School, a loyal Jasper and a good friend. He and his long time Law Secretary, Bill Crane ‘53 were inseparable, George was a Family Court Judge in Dutchess County before he was elected as the Surrogate. He was a kind, thoughtful and just Judge and person. He will be missed.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I’m most sorry about your Classmate.]

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Dear John,

   I noticed that I failed to point out that George was a fellow alum of Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx.



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Dear John,

   I was able to attend the Funeral Mass for Judge Bernhard this morning together with my daughter and grand daughter. He was buried from St Mary’s in Poughkeepsie. His long time law clerk, Bill Crane ‘53 spoke and told how George, when he was a young lawyer practicing law in the area, represented two boys who had been charged with burning down the old Saint Mary’s Church which the present building replaced. He did not tell us how successful his defense was! George’s long time secretary as well as his son spoke about what a kind and thoughtful man he was.

   He will be missed by many,

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Bout all that a fellow can ask is to be well-remembered.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 14 2010 11:41 AM
    * Updated: Sat, Apr 17 2010 3:02 AM

JFOUND: Granger, Tom (MC1974) Habitat Redmond, WA


Granger, Tom (MC1974)

After thirty years in the Environmental Engineering business, I am combining my passions for Building (organizations and teams as well as things), Carpentry and Social Justice working for Habitat for Humanity in Redmond, Washington, as well as around the world.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 14 2010 6:30 PM

JNEWS: Derba, Nick [MC2007]



Derba: Moving to Memphis (temporarily)
by Brian Walton of TheCardinalNation.com, April 14, 2010 at 3:37pm ET

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2009 Season

Split his time between Palm Beach and Springfield, ending below the Mendoza line for the second consecutive season. His combined line was .161/.313/.251 in 245 plate appearances over 70 games. Season ended by a fractured ankle.

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Derba, Nick [MC2007]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 14 2010 10:34 PM

JPLAXO: Four Jaspers

Medd, David (MC1994)
Massa, Elizabeth (MC1988)
Martyn, Kevin (MC1975)
McDonough, Michael (MC1971)

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 14 2010 11:56 PM

JLINKEDIN: Quaderer, John [MC1973] Program Manager at Telos Corporation


Quaderer, John [MC????]
Program Manager at Telos Corporation
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Information Technology and Services

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Dear John,

   I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1973.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Quaderer, John [MC1973]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Apr 15 2010 6:46 AM
    * Updated: Sat, Apr 17 2010 3:02 AM

JFOUND: Staltari, Andrew [MC2006] MC group on “Brazen Careerist”


Staltari, Andrew [MC2006]

Hello. My name is Andrew. I am a recent law school graduate from Duquesne University. I also have a bachelors degree in Accounting from Manhattan College.

I am interested in business, law, corporate governance, the global market place, government, helping the less fortunate, and justice for all.

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[JR: Jasper Andrew started an MC group on "Brazen Careerist".]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Apr 15 2010 6:56 PM

JBLOGGER: Stagnaro, Melissa [MC1997] remembers Giuliani’s time


Believing in the (seemingly) impossible: Lessons from Amy Brillinger Pole, Rudy Giuliani and Alice in Wonderland
By: Melissa Stagnaro, Sun Staff Writer
Published: April 15th, 2010

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This is a book I’d been wanting to read for a number of reason. Not least of which is that Giuliani is a Manhattan College alum. (Go Jaspers!) His first term as mayor of the Big Apple coincided with my years on the Riverdale campus, and he was a frequent speaker at college events. From my Bronx stomping grounds I saw firsthand some of the ways in which he was able to turn New York around.

And when four and a half years later I watched the television with horror and disbelief as the twin towers crumbled amid smoke and flames, there was a part of me more than a little relieved to know that the city where I was born was in his capable hands.

I found parts of Giuliani’s book difficult to read, because it went into great detail about the events of September 11, 2001 and the days, weeks and months which followed. It was painful to relive that tragic time through his first hand account.

But that, of course, was not the focus of the book. No, it was filled with tidbits of wisdom, insight into successful leadership principles and plenty of examples of how he put those principals to use during his years in the U.S. Justice Department and as mayor of New York.

I had forgotten what the city had been like when I first arrived on campus in the late summer of 1993, just a few months before Giuliani was elected to his first term in City Hall. There was a shooting on the first day of class, just a few blocks away my residence hall. The city was dirty and crime was at a staggering level, with nearly 2,000 murders being committed every year. More than 1 million New Yorkers were on welfare, and the city faced a staggering budget deficit. Times Square was a sinner’s paradise, with more XXX movie theaters and sex shops than you could count.

But under Giuliani’s leadership, the city transformed into a safer, more prosperous place. Crime dropped, prison violence was reduced, taxes were cut, businesses and industries thrived, the budget deficit turned into a surplus, the number of people on welfare declined by 60 percent, city agencies were streamlined and Times Square got a family-friendly, Disney-style makeover.

Now I’m not saying this to try to entice you to support the former mayor to put his bid in for Paterson’s position. (Sorry to disappoint, but he’s already said he isn’t interested in running. Which is a bummer, in my opinion.) But rather as a reminder that all is not lost. Pre-Giuliani the media had taken to calling NYC “the Rotten Apple.” But he proved that change and reform is possible. You just have to believe in it, and focus on doing what needs to be done to turn things around.

Unchecked spending, high unemployment, sky high taxes and the number of people dependent on welfare and Medicaid have turned New York State into something akin to NYC before Giuliani took office. Crime too is on the rise, at least locally, as the stresses of the beleaguered economy take their toll. But if we don’t believe that we can restore our state to glory, or eradicate that tumor, we don’t have a chance of overcoming our current situation.

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Stagnaro, Melissa [MC1997?]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Melissa is a member of the Class of 1997.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Stagnaro, Melissa [MC1997]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Apr 15 2010 8:26 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Apr 17 2010 3:02 AM

JLINKEDIN: O’Leary, Richard [MC1982] VP Cont IFF


O’Leary, Richard [MC1982]
VP & Controller at International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
Greater New York City Area
Consumer Goods

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    * Posted on: Fri, Apr 16 2010 6:53 AM

MOBIT: Parker, Joseph J. [MCattendee RIP]


Joseph J. Parker

KULPMONT — Joseph J. Parker, 81, of 544 Chestnut St., died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, surrounded by his family at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he was a patient since April 6, 2010.

Born in Shamokin, June 17, 1928, he was a son of the late John L. and Mary (Brown) Parker. He was a former resident of 315 N. Locust St., in Mount Carmel, until 2½ years ago when he moved to Kulpmont with his son, Kevin, daughter-in-law, Patty and granddaughters, Allison and Sara.

On November 23, 1950 in St. Stanislaus Church, Shamokin, he married the late Lorraine “Mitzi” Pogozelski, who preceded him in death on April 27, 1968. On June 12, 1969 in St. Paul’s Chapel, Atlas, he married Mary Lou Tocyloski, who preceded him in death Feb. 15, 2000.

Joseph was employed as a superintendent at Glen Burn Colliery/Kerris and Helfrick Co., as well as being employed at Tuscarora Coal Company, Tuscarora. He retired from Northumberland County as an environmental mineral and energy coordinator.

He was a graduate of St. Edward’s High School and attended Manhattan College.

Joseph was a member of the Church of Our Lady in Mount Carmel, past member of Shamokin Chamber of Commerce and member of Northumberland County Authority. In his day, he was an excellent basketball and baseball player, both in school and while serving in the military. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan as well as a dedicated and devoted loving family man.

He served his country with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II from Sept. 27, 1946 until he was honorably discharged on August 30, 1949. He received the World War II Victory Medal.

He is survived by two daughters, Sheila Kerstetter and her husband, Lamar D., of Montoursville, Cindy Yancoskie and her husband, Allen, of Annville; four sons, Joseph D. Parker and his wife, Diane, of Wilkesboro, N.C., Michael Parker, of Kulpmont, Kevin Parker and his wife, Patty, of Kulpmont and Jason Parker and his wife, Coryn, of Mount Carmel; 13 grandchildren, Allen Yancoskie and his wife, Jessica, of Mount Carmel Township, Eric Kerstetter and his wife, Heidi, of Bath, Amy Shadle and her husband, Michael, of Elysburg, Joshua Parker, of Westminster, Calif., Andrew Parker of Wilkesboro, N.C., Allison and Sara Parker, of Kulpmont, Damien and Justin Parker, of Kulpmont, and Kayla, Isabel, Eliza, and Jaxon Parker, of Mount Carmel; six great-grandchildren, Allen Yancoskie III and Giavanna Yancoskie, of Mount Carmel Township, Parker Joseph and Preston Michael Shadle, of Elysburg, Carter John and Brady Lamar Kerstetter, of Bath; a sister, Catherine “Kitty” Reed, of Elysburg, as well as nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

In addition to his parents and both his wives, he was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Kendal Grace Kerstetter and two brothers, John “Jack” Parker and Thomas Parker.


[JR: Attendees recognized on the theory "if it's important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers".]

Parker, Joseph J. [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/y7ekbz8

[JR: We know that the Korean War disrupted lives. 18 and 10 year marriages sounds "Jasper-ish" to me. And, any one, who roots for Philly can't be all bad.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Apr 16 2010 8:03 AM

MFOUND: An MC stadium on a postcard?




[JR: A stadium? Who knew.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Apr 16 2010 8:14 AM

JNEWS: Long, Joe [MC1976] is a life long learner


Love of Irish history leads Long to NYU
News & Views | admin | April 14, 2010 at 9:49 am
By Peter McDermott

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A few years ago, Joe Long got an email that piqued his interest and would eventually make his schedule a lot busier.

It was an announcement from Glucksman Ireland House about its new Masters program in Irish and Irish-American studies.

“So I talked to Julie, my significant other,” he recalled. “I said: ‘I think I’ll give it a run,’ and she said: ‘Why not?’”

Long applied and was accepted as a student at New York University. He was then 55. He was going home, in a sense, as he was raised by County Wicklow-born parents on 17th Street on the Lower West Side, just a few minutes away from NYU’s campus.

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His education began at St. Bernard’s parochial school in the 1950s and continued at Cardinal Hayes High School. in the Bronx. But going from that disciplined and structured setting to the undergraduate world of Baruch College proved too much.

“I went from one end of the spectrum to the other,” he said about his decision to quit early on. “I wasn’t ready for it.”

Eighteen months later, he was given another chance by Manhattan College, and he started out his business degree in marketing taking night classes at that institution. In time, he and a friend, who was also the son of immigrants, got permission to study Irish literature as part of their degree program.

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“Here I am 40 years later looking out at the park and taking it all in,” Long said. “I just think it’s great.”

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>Mike: Think he’s ours? fjohn68

Dear John,

Interesting piece! Yes Joseph L. is one of ours, I believe a member of the Class of of 1976.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Long, Joe [MC1976]

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[JR: Fair use. I can't quote the whole story, but it's well worth a visit over and read about a life long learner. That's one trait that Jaspers seem to have. That and the ability to do interesting things. Please share your story with Jasper Jottings. Even failures like me can use inspiration for the final laps.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Apr 16 2010 8:32 AM

JLINKEDIN: O’Connor, Dennis [MC1973] Pres Gromwell IT


O’Connor, Dennis [MC1973]
President at Gromwell IT
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

Summary: 25+ years of managing, directing and developing IT and fashion recruiters — from founding company to $20M+ sales. Guiding organizations through many business cycles. Personalizing leadership while looking looking at the “big picture”. Promoting positive attitudes.

Specialties: Information Technology & Fashion

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    * Posted on: Sat, Apr 17 2010 6:59 AM

JFOUND: Manduley, Al [MC1958] for fifty years of service to MC

From a spy inside the Quad at MC:

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Al Manduley will be honored on Monday for over 50 years of paid service to Manhattan College (he is also a 1958 grad).

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Manduley, Al [MC1958]

[JR: Wow, that's inspiring. What's that make him ... ... 65? The Greatest Generation ALWAYS lied about their ages. To get into the military, jobs, or licenses. My maternal grandfather has eight birth certificates. He could prove whatever age he needed. Family legend was that he had an NYC hack license at 13. Wouldn't surprise me if he was younger. Congrats to Jasper Al.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Apr 17 2010 4:36 PM

ENDNOTE: Does humanity value girls?


March 12th, 2010 at 9:37 am
Gendercide – Where Have All the Girls Gone?

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For millions of couples, the answer is: abort the daughter, try for a son. In China and northern India more than 120 boys are being born for every 100 girls. Nature dictates that slightly more males are born than females to offset boys’ greater susceptibility to infant disease. But nothing on this scale.

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And all countries need to raise the value of girls. They should encourage female education; abolish laws and customs that prevent daughters inheriting property; make examples of hospitals and clinics with impossible sex ratios; get women engaged in public life—using everything from television newsreaders to women traffic police. Mao Zedong said “women hold up half the sky.” The world needs to do more to prevent a gendercide that will have the sky crashing down.

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[JR: To quote the comedy show “The Nanny”, (Hey, law from Judge Judy and medicine from Doctor Phil!), “Be nice to your sister, when you father is old, you’ll want him to live with her!” It doesn’t appear that women are fairly valued. As an only child with an elderly parent, I could use a sister.]

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