JASPER JOTTINGS Week 25 - 2010 June 20  

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




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POSITRACTION: Follow one’s dream?


Man crosses English Channel with helium balloons
By ROBERT BARR, Associated Press Writer Robert Barr, Associated Press Writer – Fri May 28, 12:10 pm ET

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LONDON – In a goofy yet mesmerizing stunt, an American adventurer crossed the English Channel on Friday carried by a bundle of helium balloons, ending a quiet and serene flight by touching down in a French cabbage patch.

Jonathan Trappe, 36, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was strapped in a specially equipped chair below a bright cluster of balloons when he lifted off early Friday from Kent, in southeast England.

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[JR: No matter how looney your idea is, it's no where as crazy as what others have done. Take courage, grasp the nettle, and go for it. When you're old and gray, all to soon for some of us, is not time to decide that you "shoulda did it". Shoulda, coulda, and woulda, will absolutely kill yah!]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 13 2010 12:37 PM

JFACEBOOK: Cunniffe, Clare (MC1981)


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“First 5K! who would have thought 1 year ago this “I don’t run” person could do it?”

— Cunniffe, Clare (MC1981)

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[JR: I'd have thought you can DO whatever you put your mind to. No doubt about it.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 13 2010 1:37 PM

JEMAIL: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) tries a music id

RE: Vatican Pavilion Music
   MFOUND: MC LP Vatican Pavilion Music 1965


It might have been a performance at the Vatican Pavilion at the 1964-65 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadow.

Gerard M. Delaney ’75

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[JR: Might have been. There's two theories. Try for a third? Srut the inscrutable.]

Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 13 2010 2:37 PM

JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) thiks it’s the World’s Fair

RE: MFOUND: MC LP Vatican Pavilion Music 1965

Dear John,

I would suspect it is a recording made of MC musicians/singers at the Vatican Pavilion at the 1964-65 NYC World’s Fair out at Flushing Meadow. If you remember, the Pieta sculpture (pictured on the recording’s cover) was sent to NY for the Vatican Pavilion at the Fair.

My. $0.02 FWIW.

mike toner
BEE ’72

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[JR: Second vote for the World's Fair.]

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 13 2010 2:38 PM

JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1959) ids it as the WF64 appearance

RE: Vatican Pavilion Music
   MFOUND: MC LP Vatican Pavilion Music 1965


Perhaps the Manhattan College LP of “Vatican Pavilion Music, 1965″ was a recording of music performed by the MC Glee Club at the Vatican Pavilion during the World’s Fair which was held in Queens in 1964. I am not sure if the Fair extended until 1965 but the LP could have been released that year, hence the date.

I always enjoy reading Jasper Jottings on Sunday morning and really appreciate your efforts in putting it together each week. All the best.

Bill O’Connell, ’59

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[JR: Bill, your vote is recorded. Seems to be the "wisdom of the crowd" that is what it is. And, thanks for the kind words about this modest effort. I'm trying to earn that PhD in Humane Letters. A, B, C, D, efg. Very humanely sung. ROFL!]

O’Connell, Bill (MC1959)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 13 2010 2:40 PM

JOBIT: Hughes, Elwood J. Jr. [MC1950 RIP]


Elwood J. Hughes Jr.

ELWOOD J. HUGHES, Jr. Age 84, passed away June 9, 2010.

He was born and raised in New York City. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Japan and was honorably discharged in 1946. After graduating from Manhattan College as a Civil Engineer in 1950, he became a Professional Licensed Engineer in 1958. Elwood was a Plant Engineer for Endo Labs and Dupont, building pharmaceutical plants in Long Island and Puerto Rico. He was voted Plant Engineer of the year in 1977. He retired in 1988.

Elwood was a loving husband to his wife Carol for 61 years. He was a devoted father to his four children, Elwood, Kevin (wife Patricia), Patricia Walker (husband Jonathan), Nancy Thielmann (husband Robert). He was a proud and loving grandfather of Christopher and Eric Hughes, Morgan, Rachael and Emily Walker, Hannah and Spencer Thielmann.

Memorial Services will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, June 17 at the funeral home. Friends may visit an hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. Dorsey-E. Earl SmithMemory Gardens Funeral Home3041 Kirk RoadLake Worth, FL 33461 www.dorsey-smithmemorygardens.com To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries

Published in The Palm Beach Post from June 13 to June 20, 2010


Hughes, Elwood J. Jr. [MC1950 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/m26u

    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 13 2010 3:37 PM

JLINKEDIN: Eastman, Tanya [MC2000] OpsMgr at Green+Seifter Attorneys


Eastman, Tanya [MC????]
Operations Manager at Green & Seifter Attorneys, PLLC
Syracuse, New York Area
Law Practice

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Dear John,

   I believe that Tanya is a member of the Class of 2000.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Eastman, Tanya [MC2000]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 13 2010 5:27 PM
    * Updated: Mon, Jun 14 2010 6:54 PM

JVIDEO: Steinberg, Robert [MC1993] WRCM Manhattan College 1991


WRCM Manhattan College 1991 Clarence Thomas Scandal!

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Ahhhh. 1991! Clarence Thomas, Coca Cola Hair, Porno- what fodder for a liberal shock jock like Bob Stei! Enjoy this fun caller!

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[JR: "Bob Stei" aka "Steinberg, Robert [MC1993]“]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 13 2010 9:51 PM

JEMAIL: Steinberg, Robert (MC1993) caught JJ’s story

Thanks for all your support!!


Twenty years ago, we had a President named George Bush, a recession, a war in the Gulf and a campus station at Manhattan College called WRCM. Back in 1990, there was no Internet, the closest ATM was a good walk down the Riverdale Avenue, people wrote letters, calls outside the Bronx were scheduled around the “cheapest time to call” and WRCM was delivered to the dorm rooms at AM 850 via “carrier current” phone connections. Combining present technology and reminiscing the “glory days of WRCM,” a current Philadelphia radio personality, 1993 Manhattan College graduate and former WRCM Program Director and Talk show Host has decided to share some of his favorite Manhattan College Radio moments from ranging from 1990 to 1993 on the Internet.

“I’ve held on to the tapes since graduating in 1993,” comments Bob Stei, whose real name is Robert E. Steinberg, a current radio personality and producer at WRFF and WISX Philadelphia. “I turned forty in April, and my wife bought me a device that converts cassettes to mp3 files. I ran to my basement and found a huge box of cassettes of everything I’ve done since I did my first show on WRCM in 1990 until the shifts I did at WZZO Allentown two years ago. Revisiting the ‘RCM stuff was like a trip through memory lane! After posting a few clips on my facebook page, I was amazed from the response I got! I continue to post clips I don’t cringe at and started a Youtube channel as well.”

Stei calls his old WRCM show, “a unique mix of radical opinions, creative comedy, self deprecation, combined with goofy music and a salute to Morrissey and The Smiths.”

“Some of the stuff is so obscene and offensive, I’m even ashamed by it”, comments Stei. “But the bottom line is we were so young and had such an amazing time then! I didn’t care if hundreds or a few people were tuning in. I lived for every Sunday night, knowing I would have a microphone, a sidekick and an outlet to vent! I have had an amazing twenty years working in radio, but never had as much fun as I did then!”

You can sample some of Stei’s WRCM history at his facebook page, or by subscribing to bobbystei at Youtube. Stei can also be reached at {Privacy Invoked}.

Bob Stei currently hosts a weekend shift at Alternative WRFF-FM Philadelphia, and works off-air in Production and Promotions for others stations at Clear Channel-Philadelphia. Stei graduated from Manhattan College in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Bob Stei has previously worked off-air as an intern at WNEW-FM New York, and in my capacitates at WIYY-FM Baltimore, Greater Media-Philadelphia and WPST-FM in Trenton. Stei’s on-air travels have taken him to WBAB-FM Long Island, WZZO-FM Allentown, WQXA-FM Harrisburg and WRFF-FM “Radio 104.5” Philadelphia. Bob Stei also has been a reporter and writer for FMQB and Long island Entertainment Magazine. Stei lives in suburban Philadelphia with his Melissa and daughter Kimberly.

Bob Stei
Sunday nights 6-9PM EST WRFF-FM Philadelphia
Radio 104.5
AOL IM: thesteishow
Facebook-My Space: bob stei

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 13 2010 11:28 PM

JEMAIL: Gallaher, Peter (MC1965) is “peardarban”, a Jasper Blogger


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I graduated from the Prep in 1960, and from the College in 1965, taking a year off for traveling the world courtesy of the US Merchant Marine, and returning only because they wanted me to come back and make use of the money they were offering me to spend time on campus; otherwise, I’d still be wandering.

— Gallaher, Peter (MC1965)

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[JR: One mystery solved.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 14 2010 12:43 PM

JLINKEDIN: Kasprzak, Loraine [MC1984] Marketing Chair at TIMC


Kasprzak, Loraine [MC1984]
Marketing Chair at The Institute of Management Consultants
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising

Summary: Advantage Marketing helps its clients get visibility and build the relationships that grow their business. We do this by creating marketing programs and communications that fit the capabilities and strengths of each client. Since 1996, Advantage Marketing has helped its clients build credibility and grow their customer base with action-oriented marketing services including branding, marketing strategy & tactics, customized market research, and marketing communications. Our clients have included nonprofit, business-to-business, professional services, and healthcare companies.

Specialties: Marketing strategy & management, social media, patient education, health communications, branding, marketing communications, integrated marketing programs, marketing plans & tactics.


Loraine Kasprzak, principal of Advantage Marketing, is a Certified Management Consultant with an MBA in Marketing. She has over 17 years of hands-on experience in business-to-business, professional services and healthcare marketing.

One of Loraine’s strengths is her ability to help clients clarify their thinking to focus and fine tune their messages to prospects and clients. Loraine has helped healthcare, technology and professional services clients build marketing programs that achieve impact.

An experienced speaker and writer, Loraine has been a guest lecturer for the Prudential Young Entrepreneurs Program, a columnist for Union County Voice magazine, and has been published in both local and regional media. She is a Board member and Vice President of Marketing for the Institute of Management Consultants, New Jersey Chapter.

Loraine’s Masters Degree is from The Stern School of Business at New York University. She has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 14 2010 1:33 PM

JFOUND: Meara, William R. [MC1981] publishes SolderSmoke


SolderSmoke Daily News
Serving the worldwide community of radio-electronic homebrewers. Providing blog support to the SolderSmoke podcast.
MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
Above Board: Manhattan-izing an SMT kit
Bill N2CQR CU2JL M0HBR Meara

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I started trouble shooting and it was at this point that I REALLY began to miss good ole’ Manhattan (you see, I was born there, and I went to Manhattan College, so I guess this helps explain the affinity). It was difficult to get to components mounted under the board. The whole thing was the size of my thumb… I know, whine, whine, whine… Luddite Geezer-ism strikes again. SPARK FOREVER!

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I really want to thank Tony and the Softrock guys for giving me this experience. Their kits are wonderful and really making a tremendous contribution to the hobby. I strongly recommend them. The instructions are great, much like those of the old Heathkits. But for me, I’ll take Manhattan.

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SolderSmoke — Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics By Bill Meara

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Meara, William R. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Meara, William R. [MC1981]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 14 2010 3:44 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Jun 16 2010 2:31 AM

JNews: Stanton, Kevin [MC1999] opens office in New Milford CT



New dentist strives for ‘conscientious dentistry’
Deborah Rose, Spectrum Staff Writer
Published: 07:07 p.m., Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Dental health is an important component of one’s overall health.

Dr. Kevin Stanton recognizes that and, to help people maintain good oral hygiene, he recently opened Western Connecticut Dental Arts in New Milford.

“Oral care is pretty well related to overall systemic health,” Dr. Stanton said.

“Most of the things that could go wrong in your mouth are treatable and fixable,” he said.

He encourages people who haven’t been to a dentist in some time to visit one so concerns can be addressed promptly.

At Western Connecticut Dental Arts, Dr. Stanton focuses on “conscientious dentistry,” he said, noting he provides his patients with the care he would “provide for [his] family.”

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Dr. Stanton said he went into dentistry because he had an interest in science while growing up on Long Island.

He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College in the Bronx, N.Y., and a D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003.

He followed that up with a residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in The Bronx, N.Y., and later worked full time for four and a half years at a private dentist’s office in North Salem, N.Y., before deciding to open his own practice in New Milford.

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Stanton, Kevin [MC????]

[JR: No mention if there’s a Jasper discount. LOL]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Kevin is a member of the Class of 1999.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Stanton, Kevin [MC1999]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 15 2010 8:36 AM
    * Updated: Thu, Jun 17 2010 3:30 PM

JOBIT: Noonan, Edward Francis [MC1937 RIP]


Edward Francis Noonan

Edward Francis Noonan, 94, died June 13 at his home in Annapolis. Mr. Noonan was born June 14, 1915, in New York City. He attended Regent’s High School, graduated from Manhattan College in 1937 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, and completed postgraduate work in Mechanical Engineering at New York University in 1938. He married Mary Alice Engelman in 1938 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Staten Island, N.Y.

He began his career in naval engineering in the New York Navy Shipyard in 1937 and advanced to a position with the Navy Department in Washing ton, D.C. in 1939.

In 1941, he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Civil Engineering Corps. In 1943, he transferred to the Naval Engineering Division of the U.S. Coast Guard and was commissioned as Lieutenant, United States Coast Guard. Following World War II, he returned to the Bureau of Ships of the Navy Department, where as head of the Vibration Research Division of BuShips, he provided in-house consulting services to various technical departments. In 1956, he was selected to join the Special Projects Office of the Bureau of Naval Weapons, which was responsible for developing the Navy’s Ballistic Missile System. Mr. Noonan was a principal in the development of the Polaris Launching System which provided shock and vibration protection for the Polaris Missile. He concluded his government career as head of the Vibration Division, Acoustics and Vibration Laboratory of the David Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center where he developed the laboratory program in the field of ship vibration. He was awarded two Navy Superior Civilian Service Awards for his contributions in the field of vibration in 1960 and 1965.

Mr. Noonan was co-founder and president of the engineering firm Noonan, Knopfle, and Feldman (NKF), which specialized in the study of design, full scale trials and troubleshooting in the fields of ship vibration, acoustic and hull dynamics. In 1970, the firm became a consultant for Litton Industries, and was responsible for the vibration and acoustics program pertinent to the development of the Navy’s DD 963, Spruance Class, Destroyer Program. NKF provided technical assistance in the development and design of the 125,000CM LNG (natural gas) Carriers for the El Paso Natural Gas Company from 1971-1989. The firm won a Competitive Level of Effort Contract for the U.S. Navy in 1975 and provided technical support for NAVSEA until 1989.

Mr. Noonan served on national and international committees, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), the International Ship Structures Committee and the International Standards Organization. He was awarded the grade of Fellow of ASME in 1969 and Fellow of SNAME in 1987. He authored a Ship Vibration Design Guide for the International Ship Structure Committee of the U.S. Coast Guard in 1989.

Residents of the Washington area from 1939 to 1974, Edward and Mary were members of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Silver Spring. When they moved to Annapolis, they became members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Commodore John Barry Division, and the Knights of Columbus, Annapolis Council 1384.

Mr. Noonan was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Mary Engelman Noonan; and his grandson, Brian Noonan.

He is survived by his five children, Edward G. Noonan of North Fort Myers, Fla., William T. Noonan of Sumter, S.C., Albert F. Noonan of Richland, Wash., Elaine Noonan Ellwood of Fairfax, Va., and Francis X. Noonan of Annapolis; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be provided by Taylor Funeral, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Annapolis. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Wheaton. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake.

Published in The Capital on June 15, 2010


Noonan, Edward Francis [MC1937 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/96l6

    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 15 2010 8:46 AM

JNEWS: Simon-Alexander, Eunices [MC2000] PM at Tishman Construction Corp


Simon-Alexander Promoted to Project Manager at Tishman Construction

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Tishman Construction Corporation of DC has promoted Eunices Simon-Alexander from Assistant Project Manager to Project Manager.

Mrs. Simon-Alexander, a LEED Accredited Professional, has more than 11 years’ experience in the construction industry. She is currently working on the $1.4-billion FDA Headquarters Consolidation Project in White Oak, Maryland as Project Manager for the construction of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) laboratory building, comprising approximately 435,000 square feet of laboratories, offices, conference rooms, and a vivarium.

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Mrs. Simon-Alexander earned her Master’s degree in Geotechnical/Structural Engineering and her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, both from Manhattan College. She is the Washington, DC Chapter Past President and Lifetime Member of The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). She is also President of the District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies (DCCEAS), Past Member of the Industrial Advisory Council for Virginia Tech’s Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED); and a member of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).

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Simon-Alexander, Eunices [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Eunices is a member of the Class of 2000.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Simon-Alexander, Eunices [MC2000]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 15 2010 8:59 AM
    * Updated: Thu, Jun 17 2010 3:30 PM

JEMAIL: Dans, Dr. Peter (MC1957) hazards a guess

Hi John:

I’m guessing that the long playing album of the Manhattan College Glee Club was recorded at the Vatican Pavilion, one of the most popular sites of the 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair.

Peter MC57

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[JR: That seems to be the consensus. And, thank you for playing our game: "Where in the world is this Jasper artifact from?" We'll have continuing episodes of "Who, What, and When" as the opportunity pop up. We'll leave "Why?" to the Philosophy guys up on the hill. They never liked the fat old white guy injineer's answers anyway. (It's "because"!)]

Dans, Dr. Peter (MC1957)

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 15 2010 10:34 AM

JLINKEDIN: Mutchler, John [MC1979] IP Lawyer at Michaud Kinney Group


Mutchler, John [MC1979]
Intellectual Property Lawyer at Michaud Kinney Group
Hartford, Connecticut Area
Law Practice

Summary: My practice includes patent prosecution, intellectual property licensing, U.S. government contracting, copyright and trademark consulting as well as litigation. I formerly held executive and senior management positions with Northeast Utilities, ABB, and Combustion Engineering with responsibility for energy-related technology and research and development. I have more than 25 years experience in energy generation including nuclear power, fuel cells and fossil power; environment issues and energy conservation; electro-mechanical devices; manufacturing, welding and metal fabrication; research and development; and due diligence and portfolio management. I also hold patents for diagnostic and data acquisition systems. I successfully represented an entrepreneur through the patent prosecution process and through subsequent licensing negotiations with in-house counsel in the United States and Germany.

Adjunct Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Adjunct Professor, University of Hartford (College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture)
Lecturer, Defense Research Institute (Nationally broadcast web seminar on trademark practice.)

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
Bar of the State of Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection – Licensed Professional Engineer

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 15 2010 2:15 PM

ADMINISTRIVIA: Calling all life long learners

[JR: Wow, here's a resource for every life long learner.]


The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere. We have 1400+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 15 2010 6:09 PM

JEMAIL: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) “found” a networking tool for Jaspers

[JR: Here's a networking tool to set up face to face networking meetings with other Jaspers. I found it after reading a discussion on the Jasper LinkedIn Group where several Jaspers were looking for such a tool. After exchanging some email with the developer, it read for some "testing". Always nice to be an early adopter, you get your ideas in and listened to. So, hopefully, you'll find it worth using.]


Hi Jasper FJohn68-

We have the open meetingwave which is open to everyone and another, private, meetingwave closed to verified individuals (i.e., individuals who have verified affiliation with school).

Our goal was to create private label meetingwaves which would only include verified members since this is what other members expect.

Please tell your fellow Jaspers to join the manhattan meetingwave, but they will each need to be verified.

We are still working through issues. Let me know if you have any questions or other feedback.

John Boyd

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What is MeetingWave?

MeetingWave can help you meet new people for business or social purposes, while giving you a lot of control, privacy and flexibility in choosing who you will ultimately meet in person. You can propose networking meetings, yet control who attends and whether the meeting occurs.

What’s MeetingWave’s value to you? Think of MeetingWave as creating immediate opportunities for you to be contacted by a potential employer or client to have lunch – without you ever having to disclose your contact information or identity. You can ignore or decline, without ever revealing who you are.

MeetingWave is all about bringing immediate opportunities to you to meet new people, while giving you control, privacy and flexibility in deciding who you ultimately meet.

How does MeetingWave verify users are affiliated with SCHOOL?

There are two options that can be used:

Option 1 (Approved .edu Email Domains): You can provide us with email domains (e.g., CHANGE – @nyu.edu, @alumni.nyu.edu, @law.nyu.edu, etc.) for use in verification. We do not need you to provide the individual email addresses, UNI codes or any other personal information. Users would then need to verify an email address having an email domain approved by you (e.g., john.smith@alumni.nyu.edu) to enter and signup to the SCHOOL’s private label MeetingWave.

[JR: The other doesn't work yet. And they have other ideas in the pipeline. so you can use it if, and only if, you have an email address that ends with @ manhattan dot edu. If you don't have such an email account, be patient. I'm told by a mole that something is coming Real Soon Now. IT folks know that could mean right after the Second Coming. But, that's all I can tell you.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 15 2010 9:20 PM

JOBIT: Gormley, Eugene Joseph [MC1940 RIP]


Eugene Joseph Gormley  

EUGENE JOSEPH GORMLEY, DDS, died at age 93 on June 14, 2010.

He was a resident of Greenwich for 16 years and previously lived in New Rochelle and Larchmont, N.Y. Born on June 9, 1917 in New York City, he was the son of Bridget and James Gormley. He graduated from All Hallows High School, Manhattan College, and Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery before serving as a U.S. Navy dentist in World War II at the Sampson Naval Training Base and on the U.S. General Brooke Naval Transport Ship.

After retiring as a Lieutenant Commander, he practiced dentistry for 50 years in New Rochelle.

Married to his loving wife, Mary Niewenhous for 61 years, he is survived by his children, Mary L. Warren, Fr. Eugene Gormley, LC, Anne (Steven) Daly, Fr. Stephen Gormley, LC, Greg (Lynda) Gormley, Kate (Gary) Gutekunst, Philip (Nuria) Gormley, Lorraine Lunapiena (Michael, deceased) and son-in-law, William Collier; as well as 16 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by daughter, Claire Collier, and siblings, Daniel, James, Vincent, Marie, Kathleen, Ann, and Dorothy.

Dr. Gormley was a member of the American Dental Society, Knights of Columbus, the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich, was a volunteer at Greenwich Hospital and member of Westchester Country Club.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Today) in the Leo Gallagher & Sons Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford and a Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Church, Greenwich. Burial will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ALS/CT, In Memory of Claire Gormley Collier, 4 Oxford Rd., Unit D4, Milford, CT 06460 or to the ALS Therapy Dev. Institute 215 First St., 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142.

Published in GreenwichTime on June 16, 2010


Gormley, Eugene Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/zlDv


Dear John,

   I believe that The Doctor is a member of the Class of 1940.

   May He Rest In Peace,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gormley, Eugene Joseph [MC1940 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jun 16 2010 7:58 AM
    * Updated: Thu, Jun 17 2010 3:30 PM

JNEWS: Elortegui, Markel [MC????] Malcolm Pirnie associate



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Ridgefield resident Markel Elortegui has been promoted to associate of Malcolm Pirnie Inc., an environmental consulting firm. Working from the firm’s White Plains, N.Y., headquarters, he oversees the delivery of water-treatment projects to clients in the United States. With more than 18 years of experience, Elortegui has a diverse background in water and wastewater treatment plant design, water-distribution system assessment and design, process reviews, pilot plant operation and operations evaluations. His experience includes managing the inspection, remediation and activation of New York City water tunnel projects. Elortegui has a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Basque Country and a master’s degree from Manhattan College.

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Elortegui, Markel [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jun 16 2010 9:18 AM

JFOUND: McDonnell, Jack [MC????] in the RPI “news”


Home > News & Events > 2005-2006 News Releases

Jack McDonnell ’61 Gives $1 Million Unrestricted Gift to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Campaign

Troy, N.Y. — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today announced that Jack McDonnell, Class of ’61, of Reston, Virginia, has made an unrestricted gift of $1 million to support Renaissance at Rensselaer: The Campaign for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

“We are so appreciative of the support that Jack McDonnell continues to provide to Rensselaer,” said Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson. “His unrestricted gift allows us the flexibility to meet the needs of the priorities of The Rensselaer Plan. We have made tremendous progress over these last five years, and it is through the generosity of visionary gifts like this that the transformation will continue.”

McDonnell, Rensselaer’s 2002 William F. Glaser ’53 Entrepreneur of the Year, is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Transaction Network Services (TNS), Inc., in Reston, Virginia, an international data communications company specializing in point-of-sale transaction and e-commerce services.

“I view my donation to RPI, first and foremost, as a payback,” McDonnell said. “It was there that I was first exposed to computers. I built a special-purpose computer for my master’s thesis and never looked back.

“I was the recipient of someone else’s philanthropy — several times,” McDonnell said, beginning with his education at the all-scholarship Regis High School in New York City.

McDonnell also received a full scholarship to attend Manhattan College, earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and a fellowship that brought him to Rensselaer, where he earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1961.

Commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Air Force after his graduation, McDonnell served as an engineer assigned to the National Security Agency (NSA). He returned to NSA as a contractor to build a variety of classified systems, with his final project the establishment of the first encrypted data link between NSA and the Central Intelligence Agency.

In 1994 McDonnell and his wife, Jackie, established the McDonnell Charitable Foundation to support education. “There is no question that we both feel the need to give back,” he said. “I made it unrestricted because I have served, and still serve, on some charitable boards. The hardest money to come by is unrestricted,” McDonnell said.

About the Campaign

The $1 billion Renaissance at Rensselaer: The Campaign for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, launched in 2004, fuels the Institute’s strategic Rensselaer Plan, and supports groundbreaking interdisciplinary programs that have at their core the technologies driving innovations in the 21st century: biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, and experimental media. The campaign aims to build the Institute unrestricted endowment, and also seeks funds for endowed scholarships and fellowships, faculty positions, curriculum support, student life programs, and athletic programs and facilities. To date, the effort has raised $650 million, more than three times the amount raised in Rensselaer’s previous campaign that ended in 1993.

Published August 17, 2005

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[JR: Don't you just love how a 2005 "news story" pops as "new" in the internet searches. I assume it is because, in this case, RPI put their old press releases online.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jun 16 2010 9:34 AM

JLINKEDIN: DeFelice, Nick [MC1977] Civil Engineering Consultant and Contractor


DeFelice, Nick [MC1977]
Civil Engineering Consultant and Contractor
Greater New York City Area
Civil Engineering

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JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) and “Biden the Beneficent”

From: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)
Date: June 16, 2010 1:14:30 PM EDT
To: Reinke, F. John (MC1968)
Subject: Reflection on Jasper Jottings

Hi John:

I enjoyed seeing the note on Biden the Beneficent. While stingy with his own money that famous Catholic who ostentatiously wore ashes on his forehead for an early morning newscast has been very generous with our money. It’s a scandal that politicians use our money for projects and then get their names appended (John Murtha and Senator Robert Byrd are prime examples). There ought to be a law where either the generic “Taxpayer” is in the name or specific names are chosen at random from the IRS rolls of actual taxpayers instead of crediting these scoundrels.

By the way, I don’t think that Christ meant we should never judge. We must make judgments every day. We must judge actions and sometimes the actor, but the final judgment is left to God. Indeed, while running a VD clinic in at a state hospital in Colorado in the 70s, I found the doctrine of “non-judgmentalism” to be in full flower even for those who recklessly continued to infect others and to engage in behaviors that led to re-infection after being cured and once again infecting others. I found the doctrine of “just diagnose and treat” and to let them “do their own thing” without comment to be woefully unsatisfactory and an injustice to their unwitting partners.

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From: Reinke, F. John (MC1968)
Date: June 16, 2010 1:43:18 PM EDT
To: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)
Subject: Re: Reflection on Jasper Jottings

>Biden the Beneficent

ROFL! CINO politicians really get my goat. I’m no saint; nor do I claim to be. But, (carefully, not to blow my own horn), unemployed, I give more than he does. Always have. Don’t tithe, which probably I should. BUTT (there’s always a big but) I don’t pretend either. I don’t know which “frosts” my butt more: their stand on abortion, their “charity”, or the Church hierarchy’s failure to call them to account. Argh!

I always thought that veterans who died honorably in the nation’s service were far more worthy of such an “honor”. Streets, buildings, parks, … even toilets. Long before any politician or bureaucrat.

>We must judge actions and sometimes the actor

I think that when we “judge” it has to be with an exact view of our own failings. (I know many people who have two sets of standards — one for thee; another for me — so before I criticize I try to remember charity.) But the politicians “beg” for examination. And, I find them wanting by an embarrassing amount.

I understand that, for non-Catholic politicians, abortion isn’t as big a deal it is for a Roman Catholic. It’s like one of the essential values that is espoused. So, for them, I’d try and find out what their values are. When CINO politicians ignore, deliberately misstate, or just flat out lie about what it’s all about, it drives me right up a tree.

And, I don’t understand the Catholic leadership. As you know, I have a tin foil hat. I think that the pedophilia scandal is held by the politicians over the Church and forces them to mute their criticism.

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May I use this in Jottings?

Best wishes,

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From: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)
Date: June 16, 2010 2:54:38 PM EDT
To: Reinke, F. John (MC1968)
Subject: Re: Reflection on Jasper Jottings

Hi John:

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I like your idea of using the names of those who fought for the country starting with the Medal of Honor winners in naming federal buildings and other products of taxpayer funds.

I completely agree with the fatuousness of many Bishops and “progressive” Catholics who suggest that”social justice issues” (by which most mean government and Democratic policies) are equivalent to stances on abortion and even trump, when it should be the reverse. It makes them feel good without bearing any of the work or costs. They also have never lamented the financial costs (which we Catholics bore and how the loss of billions to layers and plaintiffs affected the ability to help schools and parishes in poor neighborhoods). In other words control what you can control or “shoemaker stick to your last” which in this case is speaking out for life not global warming.

In addition, I fault the Bishops for letting themselves off the hook in the scandal. At least the German and Irish bishops resigned, whereas the facilitators in Boston and elsewhere are still in high office and Law got a plum assignment in Rome. The US Conference of Bishops also watered down the John Jay report to play down the role of homosexuality in the sex abuse scandal when at least 80% involved such encounters and not child molestation (which were also predominately homosexual). In other words, they were protecting their own like Bishop Weakland who used to be the New York Times go-to guy when they wanted to push their radical agenda.  

You can use this.

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From: Reinke, F. John (MC1968)
Date: June 16, 2010 4:14:22 PM EDT
To: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)
Subject: Re: Reflection on Jasper Jottings

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>Sorry to hear that you’re unemployed.

Something to be expected: poor economy, age discrimination, and “fat old white guy” syndrome. On the bright side, it has enabled me to be the “patient advocate” for my wife. But, eventually that role too will end. Sigh! Then, there will be time to fulfill my career ambition. To be the WalMart Greeter. ROFL! What terrible fate for an ITSJ. (An introvert!) What was that movie quote? “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” “Old soldiers … , Miss Dandridge … hah! Someday you’ll learn how they hate to give up. Captain of the troop one day: every man’s face turned towards you; lieutenants jump when I growl! Now, tomorrow, I’ll be glad if a blacksmith asks me to shoe a horse.” I understand the line now. Sadly. As I wrote in Church: “Let us remember we are in the Holy Presence of God. For more days than I’d care to count, those words were said in my presence. Not until now do I think I begin to understand them.” CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 2 Page 371 Everything I think I knew is in there. :-) Don’t have to work. Luckily, always sort of frugal. Could have saved more but … it’ll be enough.

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>Thanks for your good work.

I appreciate your sentiments. It’s a hobby. Labor of love.


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[JR: Upon reflection, I guess I need to keep working on "humility". Quoting from my own opus! ROFL. But it is a handy catalog of what I think I know, Vel Non. I have the meme dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom). You'll have to decide what knowledge, if any, is wisdom or whizdumb!]

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“She Wore A Yellow Ribbon”} is one f my all-time favorite films. I even got the Alpine Theater to re-run the cavalry trilogy (with Fort Apache and Rio Grande) in the early 50s. I was attending La Salle Military Academy at the time. One of my favorite scenes where he visits his wife’s grave and tells her about how things are going has become an even greater favorite for obvious reasons.

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[JR: It's a great movie. One of my favorite. Unfortunately, it's propaganda. But, the unspoiled West was beautiful. Did you catch the telegraph blunder? I caused a mild upset in the theater when I saw it. And, I spoke up to my companions. Nerd even then. Who knows dates? Future FOWGs! Caught the stars on the flag at a later screening. Now the inet tells you al the blunders.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jun 16 2010 5:08 PM

JOBIT: Brown, Sr. Mary Virginia [MC1950 RIP]


New Windsor, NY

Sr. Mary Virginia Brown of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, New Windsor, entered into rest on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh Campus. She was 89.

Daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Brown, she was born on May 19, 1921 in New York City.

She entered religious life on January 23, 1942 at Mount St. Joseph in New Windsor; professed her first vows on August 15, 1944 and final vows on August 15, 1947. Sister received her Bachelors degree from Manhattan College in 1950 and her Masters in Education from Plattsburg State University in 1973.

Sr. Mary Virginia’s ministry includes, Teacher and Principal of Holy Rosary Elementary School, Bronx; Teacher and Principal of St. Paul’s Elementary School, Yonkers; Teacher at St. Mary’s School, Kingston and Our Lady of Solace School, Bronx; Assistant Principal of St. John’s School, Yonkers; School Secretary of Annunciation School, Crestwood; and Secretary of the Archdiocesan Building Commission, New York City. She retired in 2005 and lived at the Retirement Center at Mount St. Joseph.

Survivors include her sister, Helen Pike of Charlotte, NC; niece, Virginia Wellenzohn and her husband of Buffalo, NY; nephews, Bert Pike and his wife of Matthews, NC, and Robert Pike of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Visitation will be held from 3–7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 18, in the Mount St. Joseph Chapel, 84 Presentation Way, New Windsor. A prayer service will take place at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, in the Mount St. Joseph Chapel. Burial will follow in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of the Presentation, 84 Presentation Way, New Windsor, NY 12553.

Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home; www.BrooksFH.com or (845) 561-8300.


Brown, Sr. Mary Virginia [MC1950 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/ASzW

    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 17 2010 10:54 AM

JOBIT: Thein, Joseph A. [MC1950 RIP]


Joseph A. Thein  
(Asbury Park Press)
(Home News Tribune)


Joseph A. Thein, 85, of Highland Park, formerly of Middletown and Brick, died Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at home with his family. He was born in New York City on April 28, 1925, the only child of John and Catherine Thein. Joe served in the Navy from 1943-1946. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1950, with a degree in civil engineering. He worked as a civil engineer until his retirement in 1988. He was a devout Catholic and had served the church as a lector and CCD teacher for over 40 years. He volunteered his time to others, helping seniors and the infirmed with transportation and errands, and with at-risk teens during the 1980s.

Joe married Beatrice Trinkleback on September 15, 1951. Beatrice preceded him in death on August 28, 1981. Joe then married Alice Ferencz on May 17, 1986 and she died on March 20, 1997. Left to cherish his memory are his five children, Teresa Horner (Jeff) of Colorado, Vincent Thein of New York, Maryann Thein (Saul Salkin) of Highland Park, Martin Thein of Edison and Joseph Thein (Terry) of Port Monmouth. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A viewing will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 19th at the Jaqui-Kuhn Funeral Home, 17 South Adelaide Avenue, Highland Park followed by a 10:00 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at St. Paul the Apostle R.C. Church, 502 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park. Interment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport. (www.jkfuneralhome.com) In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to St. Paul the Apostle Church.

Published in Asbury Park Press & Home News Tribune on June 17, 2010


Thein, Joseph A. [MC1950 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/PnjZ

    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 17 2010 11:01 AM

JLINKEDIN: DiMaira, Michael [MC1981] Lead Specialist at Pepsico


DiMaira, Michael [MC1981]
Lead Specialist at Pepsico
Greater New York City Area
Food & Beverages

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 17 2010 2:07 PM

JNEWS: Sullivan, Rev. Joseph M. [MC????] Catholic Charities 2010 Centennial Medal


Retired Auxiliary Bishop Sullivan Will Be Honored at Humanitarian Award Dinner

Three Other Civic Leaders to Receive New Award Named for Bishop Sullivan

Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens is set to honor the Most Reverend Joseph M. Sullivan, D.D., at its Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner next week.

Sullivan, who is Retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, will be honored for “his vision, leadership and 50 years of unwavering service to Catholic Charities,” according to an announcement released on June 14. The dinner is hosted at Pier Sixty in Manhattan on Wednesday, June 23.

Bishop Sullivan will also receive Catholic Charities USA’s 2010 Centennial Medal in recognition of his valuable contributions to the reduction of poverty in the United States and for his commitment to the vision and mission of the Catholic Charities movement nationwide.

The Bishop’s Humanitarian Dinner will feature the inaugural presentation of the Bishop Sullivan Corporate Ministry Award, to be presented to individuals who have been unremitting in their support of the work of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens throughout the years. The charter awardees are John J. Farrell of JPMorgan Chase; Robert C. Golden, executive vice president at Prudential Financial; and Peter J. Striano, chairman and CEO of Unity International. All three have strong Brooklyn connections.

Born and raised in Bay Ridge, Bishop Sullivan attended St. Michael’s High School, Manhattan College and the Cathedral College Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, New York. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1956; his first assignment was at a parish in Queens Village. He received his master’s degree in social work from Fordham University and a master’s degree in public administration from New York University. Then in 1980 he was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn and appointed Vicar for Human Services.

First appointed to Catholic Charities in 1959, Bishop Sullivan served as executive director from 1968 to 1979. He is currently president and member of its board of trustees. “One cannot look back on the last half-century of Catholic Charities without seeing the indelible handprint of Bishop Joseph Sullivan,” says Robert Siebel, chief executive officer of Catholic Charities. “His leadership as executive director and as a board member has been instrumental in expanding this Agency into a vast network of services with nearly 180 programs throughout Brooklyn and Queens.”

Working within specific neighborhoods has been a focus of Bishop Sullivan’s work. As executive director, he moved services from the centralized administrative building in Brooklyn Heights to off-site neighborhood locations. “I was convinced that we had to move out from the central operation into the neighborhoods,” he remembers. “If you are out in the community, you see the housing conditions and the neighborhood stresses, the crime, the unemployment and the hopelessness. Then, you can deal with the real problems.”

Bishop Sullivan concluded his 25-year tenure as Vicar for Human Services by prompting New York City’s largest commitment for affordable housing ever. In 2005, leading parish clusters and community groups in advocacy efforts, he played a major role in shaping the historic agreement which obtained 3,500 units of affordable housing for the Greenpoint-Williamsburg riverfront revitalization.

Bishop Sullivan also served on Mayor Koch’s Commission 2000 on the Future of New York City, Commission on the Homeless, the New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century and the Personnel Selection Committees of Mayors Koch and Dinkins, and Governors Carey and Cuomo. He is also former chairperson of the Catholic Health Association Board of Trustees and former president of Catholic Charities USA.

The annual Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner was established over 20 years ago. The dinner has generated millions of dollars in support of the work of the agency.

“There is increased urgency to provide services to those in greatest need during these difficult economic times,” says Robert Siebel, “Now, more than ever, we are relying on our friends in the community to support the agency’s critical mission.”

Luminaries on the Honorary Dinner Committee include Hugh L. Carey, 51st Governor of New York, Mario M. Cuomo, 52nd Governor of New York, David N. Dinkins, 106th Mayor of New York City, Edward I. Koch, 105th Mayor of New York City, and George E. Pataki, 53rd Governor of New York. Affiliated agencies and friends who wish to commend Bishop Sullivan may do so by purchasing a commemorative journal advertisement. For more information, contact Kathleen Eitner at 718-722-6099 or at keitner@ccbq.org.

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 17 2010 2:23 PM

JNEWS: Bartelemucci, Lawrence (MC????) shareholder Anderson Kill + Olick



Poughkeepsie native promoted at NYC law firm
JUNE 17, 2010

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Anderson Kill & Olick, a New York City law firm, announced attorney and Poughkeepsie native Lawrence Bartelemucci, was named a shareholder.

Bartelemucci practices in the area of construction law, representing clients in both transactional and dispute-resolution matters.

He has worked on several major development projects involving the leasing of air rights for construction, and has extensive experience representing hospitals and other institutional clients with their construction needs.

Bartelemucci holds a juris doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College.

He is a member of the New York state Bar Association and New York County Lawyer’s Association. For information, visit www.andersonkill.com.

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 17 2010 6:16 PM

ADMINISTRIVIA: What do … and MC have in common?


What do Boston College, Bryant University, Bucknell University, Stonybrook U, Fairfield U, Fordham U, Sacred Heart U, Manhattan College Hofstra U, Farmingdale, St. John’s, Southern Connecticut State, U. of New Haven, Gettysburg College, Vassar College, Tufts University, Long Island University, and Marist College have in common?

[JR: I dunno. DO you?]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 17 2010 8:01 PM

JNEWS: Hayes, Sean E. [MC2010] is reported as graduating


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Sean E. Hayes of Warwick earned a bachelor of science degree in finance from Manhattan College.

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Hayes, Sean E. [MC2010]

[JR: Can't wait for further reports of great successes: marriage, kids, a goof life. Like that line in Hanks' movie, "was I a good man?"]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jun 18 2010 9:29 AM

JNEWS: Bernsley, David [MC????] Principal at Monroe-Woodbury School


Updated: June 18, 2010

Monroe-Woodbury School Board appoints David Bernsley as new high school principal

Central Valley – The Monroe-Woodbury School Board has appointed David Bernsley as its new high school principal.

Bernsley, who has been principal of Wallkill High School in Ulster County for the last five years, will take over following the retirement later this month of Aldo Filippone.

He is no stranger to Monroe-Woodbury classrooms. He graduated from the high school in 1987, along with School Board member Jennifer Trumper and incoming assistant superintendent for human resources Brian Monahan.

Bernsley graduated from Manhattan College, and then spent the following year playing professional basketball in Israel.

When he returned to the states, he became a social studies teacher. He was then hired as an assistant principal at Washingtonville High School before he was recruited as the principal at Wallkill High School.

Bernsley’s wife, Karen, is a special education teacher in North Rockland. They have three daughters and a son. The new high school principal’s parents still reside in the district.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jun 18 2010 1:11 PM

JLINKEDIN: Vantassel, Suzan [MC2007] secretary at lou’s oil service Hartford CT


Vantassel, Suzan [MC2007]
secretary at lou’s oil service
Hartford, Connecticut Area
Oil & Energy

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168th Commencement Honors Br. Louis DeThomasis, F.S.C.
Dr. Nel Noddings Honored at Spring Commencement
In Memoriam John D. Nagle, Ph.D., associate professor emeritus

New Major in Art History
College Hosts 28th Annual Engineering Awareness Program
Manhattan College Milestones

Reunion Weekend 2010
Staten Island Yankees
Jersey Shore Alumni Luncheon
Saratoga Day at the Races
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Construction Industry Golf Outing
Monmouth Day at the Races
Alumni Men’s Retreat
Jaspers Helping Jaspers
Giving to Manhattan

July 2010
16 Jersey Shore Alumni Luncheon, Spring Lake, N.J.
30 Day at the Races, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
August 2010
2 Construction Industry Golf Outing, Eastchester, N.Y.
13 Day at the Races, Monmouth Park, N.J.
19 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Alumni Picnic

John Soldinger Named MAAC Rookie of the Week
Eight Jaspers Named to MAAC Men’s Golf All-Academic Team
Sternberg Selected To Play in North-South All-Star Game
Kaitlin Rodriguez Featured on Kappa Delta Pi Web site
Jaci Rahey Selected First Team All-Northeast Region

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jun 18 2010 6:12 PM

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) cites the retreat info — 24-26 Sept 2010


Dear John,

   Here is an announcement concerning this year’s retreat.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Alumni Men’s Retreat

This year is the 19th anniversary of the annual reality retreat at the Passionist Spiritual Center (5801 Palisade Avenue, Riverdale, N.Y.) which will be held Friday-Sunday, Sept. 24-26, 2010. The retreat spans 36 hours from 6 p.m. on Friday until noon on Sunday. The founding purpose of these retreats is to bring together alumni and friends of the College for 36 hours to listen to gifted speakers and hear presentations based on this year’s theme of “The Breath of God.” For more information, click http://goo.gl/ZpVc, or e-mail Ed McEneney ’59 c/o Jottings.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jun 19 2010 3:22 AM

JLINKEDIN: McConney, Paige [MC2009] Executive Recruiter


McConney, Paige [MC2009]
Executive Recruiter
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jun 19 2010 2:13 PM

Comment on ENDNOTE: “Automatic excommunications” but not for CINO politicians

By Laird Popkin

Why is it that an abortion to save a woman’s life is worthy of excommunication, but not starting a war that kills 100,000 people? Odd religion.

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Comment on ENDNOTE: “Automatic excommunications” but not for CINO politicians

By reinkefj

I don’t understand the “tolerance” shown to politicians, bureaucrats, and those who claim to be in your flock. Wolf in Sheep’s clothing? It adulterates the brand and confuses the message. imho.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jun 12 2010 6:18 PM

Comment on JFOUND: Nacinovich, Mario R. Jr. (MC1994) Facilitator BU

By Mario Nacinovich

Hello John and Mike –

Yes, I’m a proud Jasper – Class of ’94.

Mario Nacinovich

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 13 2010 2:06 PM

Comment on JFACEBOOK: Cunniffe, Clare (MC1981) 

By Carolyn Predmore

Way to go Clare! Proud of you. The first is the hardest. After that, you are in competition with yourself.

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 14 2010 4:16 PM

Comment on JNews: Leary, Tim [MC1968] inducted into NY Basketball HOF

By michael Sadler

played basketball with tim 1965 thru 1968 under jack prenderville great guy

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jun 18 2010 6:31 PM

ENDNOTE: And, the KoC won’t castigate CINO politicians either


Knights of Columbus refuse to allow suspension of members who promote abortion, gay marriage

May 19, 2010

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Marrella went on to say that the K of C would not go further than the American bishops in taking public action against members whose public stands conflict with Church moral teachings. “If the public figure’s bishop has not excommunicated him for his public positions on issues relating to matters of faith and morals, it would be highly inappropriate for the Knights of Columbus to do so,” he wrote.

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[JR: Dumbfounded!]

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"Bon courage a vous tous"

"Dona Nobis Pacem"