JASPER JOTTINGS Week 20 - 2010 May 16

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




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POSITRACTION: Here’s a Hollywood Star doing good works


Colin Farrell makes sick Irish lass’ dreams come true
Superstar hunk will go on dinner date with her, raise money for fellow sufferers
By ANTOINETTE KELLY, IrishCentral.com Staff Writer

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The ultra busy, uber sexy Colin Farrell has made the dreams of an Irish girl come through when he agreed to go on a dinner date with her to help raise money for a charity she has set up.

Emma Fogarty, 25, is one of the few people in Ireland who has an excruciating skin condition.

Doctors call those with the condition “butterfly children” because the person’s skin is as sensitive as butterfly’s wings.

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[JR: With great wealth comes great responsibility. Nice to see a Hollywood Star doing good works. One can only hope this will encourage folks to find a cure. It should inspire us to do our part. Let the moths out for some exercise?]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 9 2010 12:37 PM

JOY: Dans, Peter (MC1957) blessed with seventh grandchild, Colette Michelle

On May 9, 2010, at 10:00 AM, Peter Dans wrote:

Hi John:

{Extraneous Deleted}

A few pieces of news.

Our seventh grandchild was born on May 2nd. There was a bit of a scare when she stopped breathing a few hours afterwards, but the nurse quickly resuscitated her. After a relatively uneventful four days in the ICU, she went home on a monitor and appears to be doing well.

She was named Colette Michelle after my wife, who died of breast cancer in 2004. I am happy to report that the book about my wife’s handling of her disease has been accepted for publication and I hope that it will be out by year’s end.

Speaking of books, the other news is that my book about growing up on the Lower East Side, “Life on the Lower East Side: Photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff 1937-1950″ will have a kickoff of the paperback edition (a third printing) with a panel at 6:30 PM on May 13th at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum on Orchard Street.

I am also working on a book about my alma mater La Salle Military Academy which closed after 118 years. Keeps me off the streets and out of trouble.

I hope all is well with you and your family. Keep up the good work.

Best regards,

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Dans, Peter (MC1957)

[JR: Mozel Tov. And, two touches of immortality -- baby and book. Perhaps, you can inspire courage in other sufferers. And, you'll be rolling in dough from those royalty checks. Pick up the pace and you can be the next Patterson! If I keep working on Jottings, maybe I can get my Humane Letters from MC. More likely they'll revoke my degree. Do I get a refund?]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 9 2010 12:45 PM

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Cahill, Rev. Frank E. [MC1954 RIP]

Dear John,

   I believe that Father is a member of the Class of 1954.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cahill, Rev. Frank E. [MC1954 RIP]

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JOBIT: Cahill, Rev. Frank E. [MC1954 RIP]


Rev. Frank E. Cahill III

Cahill, Rev. Frank E., 78 of Lighthouse Point, FL, passed away on May 6, 2010.

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/ynQE

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 9 2010 12:55 PM

JLINKEDIN: Krtil, Catherine [MC1988] Learning Specialist at Rutgers Prep


Krtil, Catherine [MC1988]
Upper School Learning Specialist at Rutgers Preparatory School
Greater New York City Area
Primary/Secondary Education


* City University of New York-Herbert H. Lehman College
   MS Ed , Education of the Emotionally Handicapped, 1995

* Manhattan College
  BA , Psychology, 1988

*  Cardinal Spellman High School

Summary: Diversified experience as a Disability and Learning Specialist with expertise in fostering equal access in academics for young adults with learning disabilities, ADHD and psychological disabilities. Specialist in the development of critical thinking, writing and study skills, experienced in a variety of settings with diverse student populations having a wide range of academic support needs.

Specialties: academic disability services, psychoeducational evaluation analysis, management and supervisory skills, budgeting, consulting, contract management, meeting facilitation, writing, staff development, teaching,

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 9 2010 1:37 PM

JNEWS: Flagiello, Michelle [MC2009] seeking a marketing job


What Do I Do Now? How to cope with a layoff
Jayne Keedle
Published: 04:25 p.m., Thursday, April 29, 2010

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A line of job seekers as diverse as the region started at the conference room and snaked into the hotel lobby. Shelton resident Michelle Flagiello, 22, who graduated from Manhattan College in May 2009 with a degree in marketing and management, had been offered sales jobs but was holding out for a position in marketing.

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Flagiello, Michelle [MC2009]

[JR: The title talks about layoff, but highlights a new job seeker. Sloppy writing? But as that Broadway line goes: "Is my name spelled right?" Best of luck to all the job seekers. I have some thoughts at http://tinyurl.com/lxu93 fwiw.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 9 2010 2:37 PM

JFOUND: McNamara, Thomas E. “Ted” [MC1962] on Wikipedia


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Thomas E. McNamara was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1940. He was educated at Manhattan College, graduating with a B.A. in 1962. He then attended the University of Notre Dame, receiving an M.A.

In 1965, McNamara joined the United States Foreign Service. As a diplomat, he was at various times stationed at Paris, Lubumbashi, Bukavu, and Moscow. In the 1970s, he was active in discussions surrounding arms control, at one point serving in the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. From 1980 to 1983, he was Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Mission to Zaire in Kinshasa.

From 1983 to 1986, McNamara was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs.

In 1986, President of the United States Ronald Reagan appointed McNamara to the United States National Security Council as Director of Counterterrorism and Counternarcotics. President Reagan nominated McNamara as United States Ambassador to Colombia in 1988. He held this post until 1991, at which time President George H. W. Bush appointed him as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for International Programs and African Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. He served as Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism 1992-1993.

McNamara became Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs in July 1993, and then, following nomination by President Bill Clinton and Senate confirmation, became Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs on October 12, 1994. He held this office until January 9, 1998.

McNamara retired from government service in 1998, becoming President and CEO of the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas in New York City.

Following the September 11 attacks, McNamara, as an expert in counter-terrorism, returned to government service as Senior Advisor for Counter Terrorism and Homeland Security in the United States Department of State.

Following passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, President George W. Bush on March 15, 2006 appointed McNamara program manager of Community Oriented Policing Services in the United States Department of Justice.

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McNamara, Thomas E. “Ted” [MC1962]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 9 2010 4:00 PM

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Mihalik, Edward [MC1977]

RE: JLINKEDIN Mihalik, Edward [MC1977] Aviation – Aerospace Professional

Dear John,

   I believe that Ed is a member of the Class of 1977.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mihalik, Edward [MC1977]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 9 2010 5:56 PM

JFOUND: Sidoti, Jeff [MC2010] in Lasallian Spotlight


Lasallian Spotlight

Periodically, we’ll highlight Lasallians from the District of Eastern North America and the good works they do in the Lasallian spirit for educating youth.

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Jeff Sidoti
Junior, Manhattan College
Riverdale, NY

A graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, NY, Jeff Sidoti continued his Lasallian education at Manhattan College, currently a Junior, majoring in Social Studies in the School of Education.

“A well rounded student” is an expression that falls short to describe Jeff, as the list of activities and positions he holds at Manhattan are many: Co-President of the Italian Club, President of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity Chapter, a Resident Assistant in Jasper Hall, Student Supervisor of the Registrar Office, a member of the Manhattan Pen & Sword Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, and delegate to the Lasallian Convocation on the Rights of the Child at the United Nations (pictured). Also part of the Christian Brothers College Contact Program, it seemed fitting that Jeff would be chosen to address the campus community, on behalf of the student body, during a Founder’s Week ceremony commemorating Nonagenarian and 50 year faculty member Bro. Francis Bowers, FSC. For full speech, click here.

The striking words from Social Action Coordinator Kevin McCloskey, however, say it best why Jeff is a deserving Lasallian Spotlight.

“Like De La Salle, Jeff is selfless in his service to others. He’s a leader, in that, he sees a “need” and works to get others to assist in solving the need. He’s modest and never seeks the spotlight, although he’s a shining star! He is a commited Catholic and knows God commits him to take step after step, decision after decision to benefit his college community and the great Riverdale neighborhood. You simply couldn’t find a better disciple of De La Salle! He’s extraordinary!”

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Sidoti, Jeff [MC2010]

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 10 2010 3:13 AM

JNEWS: Dawsey, James M. [MC1974] BoD Saratoga National Bank


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Dawsey appointed to board of bank

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company has announced the appointment of James M. Dawsey to its board of directors.

Dawsey is president/owner of MLB Construction Services LLC of Malta.

He served as president of the board of Catholic Charities for Saratoga County, president of the St. Peter’s Parish Council, and is a member of the board of Shaker Point of Carondelet and Nueva Esparanza Del Norte.

Dawsey coached teams for Saratoga Little League and Saratoga CYO Basketball and is a 1998 alumnus of Leadership Saratoga.

He received his bachelor of engineering in civil engineering from Manhattan College and holds a master of arts in management from SUNY Plattsburgh. He is a member of ASCE and Engineers Without Borders, as well as a licensed Commonwealth of Massachusetts construction supervisor and licensed Florida general contractor.

Dawsey and his wife, Janis, live in Saratoga Springs.

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Dawsey, James M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1974.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dawsey, James M. [MC1974]

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 10 2010 5:53 AM
    * Updated: Tue, May 11 2010 8:14 PM

JLINKEDIN: Andino, Anthony [MC1992] Sr Desktop Eng at SAC Capital


Andino, Anthony [MC1992]
Senior Desktop Engineer at SAC Capital
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services


*  Manhattan College
   BS, CIS & Finance, 1992

* Cardinal Spellman High School

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 10 2010 8:22 AM

JNEWS: Arvanites, Peter [MC1985] SUNY award for excellence


RCC Math Professor, Chess Club Advisor Making All The Right Moves
Lifelong New City resident to be honored at graduation with SUNY award for excellence.
By William Demarest

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Peter Arvanites of New City has walked in two different academic worlds in his 23 years at Rockland Community College – one as a teacher and the other as a leader in setting policy for the college.

Although he’s experienced much in both worlds, the mathematics professor who graduated from Clarkstown High School North definitely prefers his role as a front-line educator.

“I like working with the students the most,” said Arvanites, 46, a New City native. “I find that most rewarding.”

For his work with students and as a past-president of the RCC Faculty Senate, Arvanites has won the SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence from the State University of New York system. He and two other RCC employees who have received the award are set to be recognized at RCC Commencement on May 23.

Arvanites’ award is for Excellence in Faculty Service. He joined RCC as a Math profession in 1987 and has been the longtime advisor to the student Chess Club. He also serves as a mentor in the Sam Draper Mentor/Talented Student Honors Program, with his “mentees” gaining acceptance into the Ivy League and other top tier colleges.

From 2005 to 2009, Arvanites served as Faculty Senate President.

Arvanites earned a B.S. degree in mathematics from Manhattan College and a M.A. degree in mathematics from the University of South Florida. In 1997, he received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

“I truly feel honored by the award because I was nominated by my colleagues,” said Arvanites. “It is a great honor to be recognized for the work that I do.”

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Arvanites, Peter [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Peter is a member of the Class of 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Arvanites, Peter [MC1985]

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 10 2010 9:47 AM
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College Set To Host Honors Convocation and Commencements
Faculty Recognition Convocation Honors Lasallian Educator and Faculty Marking Special Anniversaries

MC’s First Lady Presented Poetry Reading
Dr. Brennan O’Donnell Named Honorary Member of Pen and Sword Society
Junior Named Physical Education Major of the Year
Grad Education To Host Open House

In Memoriam
Robert E. Beardsley, Ph.D.
Stephen N. LePorisz ’06

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments
Welcome New Employees
Manhattan College Milestones

Jasper Open Golf Tournament Postponed to May 17
Reunion Weekend 2010 June 4-6
Staten Island Yankees Saturday June 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Jersey Shore Luncheon Friday, July 16
Saratoga Day at the Races Friday, July 30
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival August 19
Construction Industry Golf Outing August 2, 2010
Alumni Yankees Game August 31
Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations  by Friday, June 4, 2010

May 2010
01 Alumni Society Meeting
03 Jasper Open (postponed)
04 Horan Lecture  
05 Senate Election Meeting
09 Mother’s Day
11 Last Day of Classes
12 Block M Dinner
17 Jasper Open  
20 Spring Honors Convocation  
22 CMSV Commencement
23 Undergraduate Commencement  
25-26 New Faculty Retreat–Tarrytown, N.Y.
26 Spring Commencement  
31 Memorial Day Holiday

John Soldinger Named to 2010 Stopper of the Year Watch List
Five Crew Members Named to MAAC All-Academic Team
Jon Fiorillo Named MAAC Defensive Player of the Week
Manhattan’s Johnson Named Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Award Winner
Michelle Pacheco Named Second Team All-Met
Erika Sullivan Earns MAAC Pitcher of the Week Honors

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 10 2010 5:44 PM

JLINKEDIN: Player, Gregory A. [MC2009] post-grad work


Player, Gregory A. [MC2009]
Construction Management Civil Engineer
Greater New York City Area
Civil Engineering

* Volunteer Firefighter/Trustee at Howell Township Fire Company #1


* Manhattan College
   MS, Civil Engineering, 2011 (expected)
   Coursework focusing on Advanced Geotechnical Applications and Construction Manangement.

* Manhattan College
   BS, Civil Engineering , 2009
   Awarded the Brother B. Austin Barry Medal for Civil Engineering

Summary: Recent college graduate with a EIT certification in the State of New Jersey and employed with a public agency within the Construction Management Department. Exceptional leadership experience throughout years of higher level education and motivated to become an outstanding leader in the engineering and construction industry.

Specialties: Computer Aided Design, EXCEL

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    * Posted on: Tue, May 11 2010 8:31 AM

JFOUND: Gilbert, Badillo [MC1975] Supervising Judges


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Supervising Judges

Hon. Gilbert Badillo

Gilbert Badillo was born and raised in the South Bronx. He graduated from Morris High School earning an academic scholarship to Manhattan College. After graduating from Manhattan College in 1975 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History/Edudcation, he was awarded a full scholarship to attend Boston College School of Law where he received his JD in 1978.

Judge Badillo began his legal career representing indigent litigants with The Bronx Legal Aid Society. He eventually entered into private practice which lead to the opening of his own firm. In 1986, Hon. Badillo was appointed to Housing Court. In 2009, he was appointed Supervising Judge of Housing Court in Queens County.

Judge Badillo remains active in service to his legal and church community through a variety of memberships and projects. He is happily married and has two adult children.

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Gilbert, Badillo [MC1975]

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    * Posted on: Tue, May 11 2010 8:45 AM

MFOUND: MC mention; funny ending; wistful thinking


Our Team Has Identity Issues

May 10, 2010

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Another team in the New York area that has a strange nickname is Manhattan College, which goes by the Jaspers. The inspiration for that was Brother Jasper who, in the late 19th century, brought to the Catholic campus an obscure sport called base ball. He became Manhattan’s first coach, and Brother Jasper is also credited with the invention of the seventh-inning stretch.

There are several other nicknames that one doesn’t associate with athletic prowess (Stetson University Hatters, UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs). There are some that seem intentionally obscure: Western Carolina and University of Vermont both call their teams the Catamounts. I’ll save you the trouble of looking it up — catamount is a general term for wild cats such as cougars and lynxes.

There are others we could ridicule, but the prize for dumbest name goes to the Rhode Island School of Design, which calls its hockey team the Nads. That name was selected for the sole purpose of having its student section chant, “Go, Nads”. Yeah. Haha, very funny, kids. Thanks for the reminder that sophomoric humor originated with sophomores.

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[JR: Not very important from a Jasper perspective. But the Nads part made me laugh. ROFL! I thought we could all enjoy it. Maybe I am sophomoric? That sophomore year was a GREAT years! Like Groundhog Day, I could repeat that a few dozen times. Shoulda, coulda, and woulda!]

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    * Posted on: Tue, May 11 2010 9:06 AM

JHQ: Apparently, MC is on Twitter


Last week of classes for students then the dreaded finals week. I’m sure no alumni misses finals. Have a great weekend!  

— 11:49 AM May 7th via web

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    * Posted on: Tue, May 11 2010 11:06 AM

JOBIT: Nagle, John [MC1956MCxfac RIP] by McCarra, MaryAnn (MC1989)


MaryAnn McCarra
May 11, 2010 at 4:56pm

Subject: Dr. John Nagle, formerly of the English Department of Manhattan College.

I have just heard that Dr. John Nagle has died. May he rest in peace. I remember, so well, his Milton course (and still have my notes).

I am sorry to be the bearer of sad news.

my best,

[JR: Thanks, MaryAnn. Much appreciated.]

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Nagle, John [MCxfac RIP]

McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

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NAGLE–John D., after a brief illness, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2010. Beloved son of the late Mary and Joseph Nagle. He graduated from Manhattan College and received his Ph.D. from Fordham University. He taught for more than 40 years at Manhattan College. He is survived by his brother Msgr. Joseph P. Nagle, and his sisters Virginia Danaher and Patricia McCormick. Devoted uncle and great-uncle to many. He was a true scholar in every sense of the word. Memorial Mass to be determined.

Published in The New York Times on May 12, 2010

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Nagle, John [MC????MCxfac RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/oIfu

[JR: We didn't know he was a Jasper too. Corrected that oversight.]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Dr. Nagle is a member of the Class of 1956.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Nagle, John [MC1956MCxfac RIP]

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    * Posted on: Tue, May 11 2010 3:02 PM
    * Updated: Wed, May 12 2010 6:33 PM

JLINKEDIN: O’Keeffe, Kevin [MC1995] Sales Trader at LEK Securities


O’Keeffe, Kevin [MC1995]
Sales Trader at LEK Securities
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 12 2010 8:42 AM

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports about his foray

>>How about a report on your foray back to talk to the MC kids about law stuff? [RSVP]

Dear John,

I think that my presentation to the Saint Thomas More Law Society went well on April 21st. There were about 50 folks there, both students and Alums. After a generous introduction, I gave a brief outline of the Life of Saint Thomas stressing why he was a great choice as the Patron Saint of Lawyers. I then explained the Structure of the Unified Court System in New York State, accompanied by a few handouts. I wound up by listing some of the outstanding Judges and Lawyers that graduated from Manhattan. Included were the Cohalan family who had 13 members graduate from Manhattan, 5 of whom became Justices of the NY Supreme Court – A record! Also one became the Surrogate of NY County, the most prestigious Probate Court in the Nation at that time. The Court Complex in Suffolk County is named the John P Cohalan Court House, after the late Judge Cohalan (One member of the Family, Neil Cohalan ’28 was the basketball coach at Manhattan before he became the first coach of the NY Knicks. Neil is also a member of the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame).

   Supreme Court Justices John McGuirk,’63 and Emmett Murphy,’63 were present as was Ed Borrelli,’73, former City Court Judge of the City of Yonkers. I enjoyed the evening and also enjoyed chatting with the students after the presentation about their plans and ambitions.


[JR: Thanks. Great report. Glad that the old Jaspers were their to provide networking support to the new ones. That's great!]

[JR: P.S. if you have any clout in Surrogate's Court or the Legislature, the probate process in NY stinks in comparison to New Jersey. I never thought I'd praise NJ politicians and bureaucrats for anything, but in this case NJ is light years ahead. imho!]

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 12 2010 5:31 PM

JNEWS: Profaci, Dominick [MC1989] runs for BoE New Paltz


Six vie for two New Paltz school board seats
Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
By WILLIAM J. KEMBLE Correspondent

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NEW PALTZ — School district voters will choose from a field of six candidates for two Board of Education seats carrying three-year terms.

On the ballot will be MaryAnn Tozzi, 40, of 272 state Route 32 South; Julliet Coxum, 39, of 9 Carroll Lane; Dominick Profaci, 43, of 7 Gibbons Lane; Robert Rich, 48, of 33 Scenic Ridge Road; incumbent Edgar Rodriguez, 62, of 8 Willi Road; and Michael Swigart, 53, of 305 Briarwood Court.

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Profaci is a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Hyde Park. He is first-time candidate who has lived in the district for 18 years. He and wife Iva, a teacher in the district, have three school-aged children.

Profaci is a 1985 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy; in 1989 he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College, where in 1995 he received a master’s degree in environmental engineering.

“The district issue that we have a priority with right now is the funding of our budget for the operation of the school district moving forward,” he said.

“We need to start as a unified front as a school board and as a community lobbying the state to start looking at major tax reform with regard to how schools are funded. Beyond that what (we) really need to start doing is thinking a little bit out of the box with regard to how the schools are actually operated and how we actually deliver the instruction to the students but make sure we maintain the quality of education that we’re currently doing if not even better.”

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Profaci, Dominick [MC1989]

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 12 2010 7:08 PM

JNEWS: Silvia, Frank [MC????] Exec Dir Ledgewood Rehab


Frank Silvia named director of Ledgdwood facility

By Anonymous

GateHouse News Service

Posted May 12, 2010 @ 01:56 PM

Woburn, MA —

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Beverly-based Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center recently named Woburn resident Frank Silvia to the role of executive director, following the retirement of former executive director Judy Manchester.

In his new position, Silvia will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Ledgewood, a 123-bed healthcare facility located on the upper campus of Beverly Hospital.

Silvia is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 37 years’ healthcare experience, two decades of which have been spent operating skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities. His most recent role was as the Director of Operations for VitalCare Services. Additionally, Silvia has served as a regional vice president for SunBridge Healthcare and a Senior Examiner for the American Health Care Association’s National Quality Awards.

Jim Dunne, president and CEO of Northeast Senior Health, a Ledgewood holding partner along with Kindred Healthcare, said, “We are pleased to welcome Frank Silvia on board and wish him the best in his new role. His strong background and experience will be tremendous assets to our team as Ledgewood continues to offer leading-edge short-term rehabilitation and long-term care services.”

Silvia obtained his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and his master’s degree from Northeastern University.

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Silvia, Frank [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 12 2010 11:24 PM

JLINKEDIN: Ratcliff, Carmela [MC1997] Merchandise Planner at Dollar Tree Stores


Ratcliff, Carmela [MC1997]
Merchandise Planner at Dollar Tree Stores
Norfolk, Virginia Area
Consumer Goods

Summary: Exceptional analytical abilities, with 9 years experience in Supply Chain and 2 years in Retail. Great team player combined with enthusiasm and strong leadership skills. Proven ability to grow with an increasing brand protfolio as the business expanded from two to over twenty brands. Always open to new ideas and a terrific willingness to learn new skills.


* Manhattan College     BS Mathematics 1997   Pi Mu Epsilon, Math Honor Society

* Cardinal Spellman High School

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 13 2010 3:52 PM

JOY: Saretto, Gina [MC2004] engaged to be wed June 2011


Saretto-Newsome engagement

Harriman – Dan and Gail Saretto of Harriman announce the engagement of their daughter, Gina, to Ryan Newsome, the son of William and Patricia Newsome of Monroe.

Gina is a 2000 graduate of Monroe-Woodbury High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Manhattan College and a masters in elementary and special education from Long Island University. She is manages her local family business, Not Just Bagels.

Ryan also is a 2000 graduate of Monroe-Woodbury High School. He earned a bachelor’s in computer science from Siena College. He is a software engineering manager for SRSsoft in Montvale, N.J.

Ryan and Gina plan to reside in the area after recently purchasing a home in Rock Tavern. They’re looking forward to a June 10, 2011, wedding.

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Saretto, Gina [MC2004?]

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Dear John,

   Good guess! I believe that Gina is a member of the Class of 2004.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Saretto, Gina [MC2004]

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 13 2010 8:42 PM
    * Updated: Fri, May 14 2010 6:26 PM

JNEWS: Strange, Theodore [MC1981] VP med ops at SIU Hospital South


Drawn to the oldest of the bunch
By Marjorie Hack
May 13, 2010, 3:29PM

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Dr. Theodore Strange, an internist who specializes in geriatrics — the treatment of older adults, graduated from Xaverian High School in Manhattan, with an unremarkable 88 grade point average and a 1060 on his S.A.T. test.

A well-rounded kid, he admits he was as interested in sports and student government as he was in studying. When he told his guidance counselor that he was thinking about being a doctor, the response was something like this, according to Dr. Strange:

“You’re thinking big, but you’ll never make it.”

The counselor couldn’t have been more wrong.

Dr. Strange enrolled at Manhattan College in the Bronx, declared himself a biology major and tallied a 3.8 GPA (out of 4.0) his first year.

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“The word ‘doctor’ in Latin means to teach,” he said, noting that he also sees himself as “an advocate” for his patients. These days, he said, the “medicine is easy, standard. But realistic common sense is the more intricate part. It’s something you learn. They don’t teach it in medical school.”

He said he finds the field of internal medicine “exciting” because he gets to see and treat “a diversity of diseases.” But he particularly treasures the geriatric piece of his practice.

“I enjoy sitting with older patients and listening to their life experiences and learning,” he said. “Patients tell me their innermost secrets every day.”

When asked if he’s comfortable raising end-of-life issues with his older patients, he said yes. “I’m realistic with them. They want to talk about it. They want to be responsible and have a say in it.”

“I have the ability to influence their lives,” said Dr. Strange. Not bad, for someone who was told long ago, that he was thinking too big.

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Strange, Theodore [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that the Doctor is a member of the Class of 1981.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Strange, Theodore [MC1981]

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 13 2010 8:49 PM
    * Updated: Fri, May 14 2010 6:26 PM

JFOUND: Lanzillotto, Richard [MC1979] lists Farmingville NY house


Medical device co. exec lists Farmingville 4BD
by Shania Sampson, published May 13, 2010 ShareThis

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Richard Lanzillotto has listed for sale a four-bedroom, 2.5-bath home at 55 Mt. Rainier Ave. in Farmingville. The 2,500-square-foot house was built in 1972 in the Farmingville East neighborhood. William Strecker of Century 21 Castle Real Estate Properties Inc. is the listing agent for the property. Lanzillotto is director of regulatory affairs and quality assurance at ImaCor Inc., a medical device manufacturer of critical care monitoring systems. He previously was consultant at Retlif Testing Laboratories and at Dentatus AB. Prior to that, he was vice president at NATS Corp., a consultant at Stihler Electronics, a medical device consultant at Intermagnetics General Corp, a quality assurance consultant at BellSouth Products and a team leader at Underwriters Laboratories. He attended Manhattan College and received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York-Stony Brook.

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Lanzillotto, Richard [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lanzillotto, Richard [MC1979]

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 13 2010 8:55 PM
    * Updated: Fri, May 14 2010 6:26 PM

JLINKEDIN: Martin, Barry [MC1985] Human Resources Pro


Martin, Barry [MC1985]
Independent Human Resources Professional
Greater New York City Area

Summary: Deep and broad experience with general human resources functions in Financial Services. Key support for senior management. Currently networking and drafting business plans for certain online HR services.

Experience: SVP, HumanResources, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.


* New York University – Leonard N. Stern School of Business
MBA Finance 1993

* Manhattan College
BA German 1985

* Regis High School

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    * Posted on: Fri, May 14 2010 2:50 PM

MFOUND: 1952 MC in Red China Debate


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Red China Debate Topic Raises Furor

Oct 24, 1954; The Washington Post, pg. M23

LINCOLN, Nebr., Oct. 23 (UP)—Educators engaged in an unscheduled preliminary debate today on whether college students should be allowed to debate the question of recognition of Communist China.

The debate on a debate was touched off when the Speech Association of America selected as its annual collegiate contest topic:

“Resolved, that the United States should extend diplomatic recognition to the Communist Government of China.”

Each college team, under competition rules, spends half its time arguing the affirmative and half the negative.

Announcement of the topic raised a furor. Four Nebraska State Teachers Colleges took the negative immediately and refused to let its students argue the proposition.

Here is the latest lineup: Those opposed to the debate topic: The Teachers Colleges at Kearney, Wayne, Peru and Chadron, Nebr.; New York City’s Manhattan College, a Roman Catholic institution, and the University of Omaha, Nebr.

Those in favor of the subject: William Birenbaum, director of student activities at the University of Chicago, and Glen Mills, associate professor of public speaking and director of forensics at Northwestern Diversity.

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[JR: I have no idea why people put some stuff up on the web?]

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JNEWS: Dooley, William N. [MC1975] EVP FIn Svcs at AIG


May 14, 2010, 4:50 p.m. EDT
AIG Announces Executive Appointments

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NEW YORK, May 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — American International Group, Inc. (AIG) announced today that the AIG Board of Directors has elected William N. Dooley AIG Executive Vice President, Financial Services.

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Mr. Dooley is responsible for the AIG Financial Services business, which includes International Lease Finance Corporation, American General Finance, Inc., and AIG Consumer Finance Group, Inc. Mr. Dooley reports to AIG President and Chief Executive Officer Robert N. Benmosche and was most recently AIG Senior Vice President, Financial Services. Since joining AIG in 1978, he has served in various senior roles in AIG’s financial management and investment areas, including Vice President and Treasurer of AIG, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of American International Underwriters, and Senior Vice President and Treasurer of AIG Investment Corporation. He was elected AIG Vice President in 19

96 and AIG Senior Vice President in 1998. Before joining AIG, Mr. Dooley was employed by European American Bank, New York. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University.

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Dooley, William N. [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Bill is a member of the Class of 1975.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dooley, William N. [MC1975]

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    * Posted on: Fri, May 14 2010 8:37 PM
    * Updated: Sat, May 15 2010 5:03 PM

JOBIT: McNicholas, Sr. Thomas Patricia [MC1941 RIP] by Coyne, Robert T. (MC1970)


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Coyne, Robert T. (MC1970) May 14 at 9:53pm

Article from May 12, 2010 issue of The Long Island Catholic indicates a graduate of Manhattan College 1941:

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Sister Thomas Patricia McNicholas, CSJ

Brentwood — Sister Thomas Patricia McNicholas, 98, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood for 77 years, died at Maria Regina Residence here April 22.

She entered the congregation in 1933, obtaining her B.A. in English/French from Manhattan College in 1941 and an M.A. in business from Columbia University in 1947.

In the Diocese of Rockville Centre, she served for many years teaching at the Academy of St. Joseph here (1969-70, 1972-76) and after 1976, serving the school as a secretary. She also used her secretarial skills at St. Anne’s rectory here (1986-87) and at the St. Joseph Generalate (1987-93).

She also served as a teacher at schools in the Brooklyn Diocese, including St. Joseph Commercial High School (1937-40, 1941-45, 1947-51) and St. Brendan Diocesan High School (1940-41). After nine years as bursar at the Catholic University of Puerto Rico, she returned to St. Joseph Commercial High School for three years. She served at Stella Maris High School in Rockaway Park (1962-68), followed by St. Pascal Baylon High School, St. Albans (1968-69); and The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica (1970). She retired in 1993.

She is survived by a large family of nieces, grandnieces and nephews, including Margaret Leeds, Kevin, John and Daniel. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Maria Regina Chapel here April 27, followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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McNicholas, Sr. Thomas Patricia [MC1941 RIP]

[JR: Thanks, RTC70. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Schady, Stephan F. [MC1964 RIP]


Stephan F. Schady

East Lyme – Stephan F. Schady, 68, of 7 Enid Road, East Lyme, died May 12, 2010, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.

He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on July 26, 1941, to Stephan W. Schady and Alice Rosemary Schady. He graduated from Mt. St. Michael High School in the Bronx in 1959, and Manhattan College in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Steve served the next 23 years of his life in the U.S. Navy, receiving many honors. He served as a Seabee in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart. He retired from eight years of active duty as a lieutenant commander and spent the next 15 years in the Naval Reserves.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Betsy Schady of East Lyme; his sons, Steve Schady Jr. of Boston, and Tom Schady and wife, Heather, of Chicago; his brothers, Michael J. Schady and Thomas J. Schady, FMS, and mother, Alice Schady, all of New York.

After four years as a planner in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, he worked as the maintenance engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in New London until his retirement in 1997.

Steve was very active in the community over the years, teaching and coaching youth in the Cub Scouts, Little League, and shooting sports. Most recently, he tutored students in math at Waterford public schools. Steve was an advocate for the veteran’s community as a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He assisted other veterans in processing VA claims and spoke at area high schools sharing his Vietnam experience.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, at the Thomas L. Neilan and Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 17, at St. Agnes Church in Niantic. He will be interned later this year at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve’s memory should be made to the Norwich Vet Center, #2 Cliff St., Norwich CT 06360.

Please visit www.neilanfuneralhome.com for directions, to sign the family’s online guestbook, or to view a video tribute.


Schady, Stephan F. [MC1964 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/WjiA

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Steve was a year ahead of me at MC. Did not know him in Riverdale but our paths crossed while I was stationed at Belvoir. He was a Navy officer friend of one of the guys in my unit who introduced us at the notorious Friday night O club Happy hour. Steve and his wife Bettsy became occasional visitors to our apartment in Alexandria. {Privacy Invoked} He was quite a character. Never saw him again after separation from active duty.

Thanks for letting me know.


Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964)

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    * Updated: Sat, May 15 2010 2:12 PM

JNEWS: Pompey, Aliann [MC1999] helps a Maine high school


high school report
Dubay effort to aid new Fort Kent track
By Ryan McLaughlin BDN Staff

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Like a lot of small high schools throughout the state, Fort Kent isn’t blessed with an all-weather track and field facility on which to train.

The Warriors practice on a small dirt track that circles the soccer field.

But that could change in the future as Dustin Dubay, a senior on Fort Kent’s track and field team, has been working on a senior project dedicated to fundraising to construct a track in within the next five to six years.

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The featured speaker will be former Manhattan College star Aliann Pompey, who was a teammate of Ficenta at that school and a three-time Olympic representative of Guyana.

She has competed in the last three Olympic Games, and was a national champion in the 400 meters at Manhattan.

“I contacted her via Facebook. We’ve stayed in touch since graduation,” Ficenta said.

Pompey will speak to those in attendance via a video, since she’s unable to attend the event.

Ficenta said it’s possible more than 100 people will attend the event, while her team members will help serve the dinner among other duties.

“We’ve gotten a lot of support. People who can’t come are donating,” she said. “I’m hoping that we have a good turnout.”

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Anyone who would like to make a donation can send it to: Kate Fecinta, Head Track and Field Coach, Fort Kent Community High School, 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743

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JLINKEDIN: Mariani, Robert [MC1962] CFO at Wyckoff Heights Medical Ctr


Mariani, Robert [MC1963] CFO
Wyckoff Heights Medical Ctr
Greater New York City Area
Hospital & Health Care

Summary: A successful senior management executive with 18 years of healthcare experience with outstanding leadership and staff development skills. A strong financial planner and strategist, able to anticipate industry trends and create new profit opportunities. Adept in coordinating corporate and partner synergies on common objectives. Able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously in a demanding, fast-paced environment and complete program goals within schedule and budget. My experience includes financial administration, new business development, public accounting, working knowledge of the bankruptcy process and the management of a financially distressed company during a financial and operational turnaround plan.

Specialties: HealthCare Finance, related to: Revenue Enhancement• Market/Competitive Analysis•Training & Staff Development• Strategic Planning• Cost Reduction• Process Redesign• Operations Management• Regulatory Compliance• New Business Development

Manhattan CollegeBachelor of Business Administration Accounting, Finance
Activities and Societies: Member of AICPA
Member of the Health Care Financial Management Association

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ENDNOTE: Tax revolt in Taxachusetts



Massachusetts Ballot Initiative to
Roll Back the Sales Tax from 6.25% to 3%

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Experience has taught us – and countless others – that it is near impossible in Massachusetts to collect the required signatures for a statewide ballot initiative without the help of professional petitioners in the short time frame that the law allows. Just about every group that tried without them has failed to make the ballot. Therefore we MUST raise the money necessary to hire professionals — and get them on the ground running as soon as petitions are released. Please donate now to help us make the ballot. You can donate online or mail your donation to: The Alliance to Roll Back Taxes P.O. Box 5268 Wayland, MA 01778

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I applaud Ms. Carla’s tilt at the big gooferment windmill. It unprecedented to have a roll back of ANY taxes.

May I point out that isn’t interesting how the powers that be in Big Gooferment give you meaningless rights? Sure Taxachusetts has “Citizen Initiatives”, but the administrivia is so cumbersome as to make it unexercisable. A “right” you can’t exercise is no “right” at all. Like the KKK that sought to intimidate black voters, the Political Class is much more subtile. I hope that my fellow Jaspers in Massachusetts would send the Political Class a message: “We’re mad as hell and we won’t take it any more!”.

We now resume our regular programming. “Go about your business, citizen. There is nothing to see here. All is well. Be calm. Support the Glorious Leader, from who all blessings flow, in his struggle against the revolutionaries.”

Argh, sheeple!

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"Bon courage a vous tous"

"Dona Nobis Pacem"