JASPER JOTTINGS Week 33 - 2010 Aug 15  

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




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POSITRACTION: Saving a life; save the world?


Heroic mailman saves 3 lives while on the job
Jul 20, 5:54 AM (ET)

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Over the years, McVey, 53, has helped saved three people while on his mail route, earning a reputation as the plainclothes superhero of this small neighborhood near a lake. Last week, he threw aside his bundle of mail to perform CPR on an unconscious man on the side of the road. Two years ago, he pulled a drowning girl from the lake. And nearly 20 years ago, when a teenager tried to take his life by jumping off a bridge on a snowy winter day, McVey, unable to stop him from jumping, covered the teen with blankets and helped keep him alive until an ambulance arrived. McVey was embarrassed about displaying the many awards and newspaper clippings that showcase his acts of derring-do for fear of, as he put it, “tooting my own horn.”

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[JR: Such nonchalance. The greatest gift to be able to save a fellow human being. If there is a Final Judgement, that surely has to be a big plus. Interesting that it incurs that "Chinese obligation".]

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Reinke, Ferdinand J. Chapter Eighty — Indian Giver. CHURCH 10●19●62 (978-0-557-08425-8). M ed. Vol. 2. Lulu. 223. Print.

“… … this is a weaker argument that is stronger than it appears. Chinese Obligation. The Chinese have a saying that saving a life incurs a two way debt. The one saved owes their life to their savior; doing less would be ungrateful. The one saving owes the saved their continued help lest the save be in vain; doing less would be wasteful of the original act.”

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[JR: Hope to be able to save a life one day. Other than just giving blood!]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 8 2010 12:37 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Doran, Willard [MC1952]

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: August 8, 2010 12:00:37 AM EDT
To: Jasperfjohn68
Subject: Willard Doran, ’52(?)

JNEWS: Doran, Willard [MC????] Capital Region HoF 2010


Dear John,

   Will also drove a school bus for the Riverdale Country School!


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. And, on that basis alone, he should be nominated for sainthood. Ever seen kids on a bus? They should called "kids". Baby goats would be easier.]

Doran, Willard [MC1952]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 8 2010 1:37 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

JNEWS: Huvane, Stephen [MC????]


Eastchester coach, community volunteer Stephen Huvane teaches life lessons
By Will David • wdavid at lohud dot com • August 8, 2010

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EASTCHESTER — Three years ago Brian Baker, then 8, was up at bat in a recreational baseball game when a tall, lean, redheaded coach from the opposing team ran up and whispered something to him.

When the pitch came in, Baker smashed a base hit. After the inning was over the opposing assistant coach, Stephen Huvane, high-fived the youngster.

Baker went back to the bench and his mother, Margaret Baker of Tuckahoe, asked what Huvane said. Brian told her Huvane corrected his swing.

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Huvane grew up in the Bronx and attended St. Raymond Boy’s High School, where he played basketball, football and Gaelic football.

He graduated from Manhattan College in Riverdale with a bachelor of science degree in computers and has a master of science degree from Iona College in New Rochelle.

He now works at Purdue Pharma, a Stamford, Conn., technology company.

In addition to his sons, he and his wife of 23 years, Kathleen, have two daughters, Kaitlin, 22, and Eilish, 19. They have lived in Eastchester since 1992.

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Huvane, Stephen [MC????]

[JR: Here's a great Jasper that reflects well on our alma mater. He deserves a round of applause.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 8 2010 2:37 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

JNEWS: Miscia, Dana [MC2009] finishes 3/1200 women


Miscia, Dana [MC2009]: “Out of 1200 women I came in 3rd place overall :D happy but disapointed that I didn’t break 21… Its fine, now I gotta focus on the distance work again for santa barbara + cancun…”

[JR: Don't know about others, but I'm impressed. Great example for all us fat old white guy injineers to get off the couch and try and keep up.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 8 2010 3:37 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

JLINKEDIN: Castellano, Michael [MC1977] Director at ACE USA


Castellano, Michael [MC1977]
Director at ACE USA
Greater New York City Area

[JR: This profile has ZERO connections. That's a red flag in LinkedIn land. It may be a "zombie". Anyone know him?]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 8 2010 4:55 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

JEMAIL: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) thinks I can get money for the failed idea

John, In Progressive-speak your letter ghostwriting idea likely failed because you either failed to communicate your idea well enough to Boobus America, or perhaps they were not smart enough to recognize a genius when they see him. However, the Progressives have a cure to make you a winner anyway. You should just apply for some Stimulus Money or bailout funds, so that you can make the $20 million anyway, even if you have no customers. In the Progressive New World Order to come, there are no losers, and every participant gets a tropy just for showing up.

Lou Apoldo
BCE ’63

[JR: Thanks, Lou. Turn me from a failed entrepreneur into a welfare queen. Do I have to donate to the right-wing socialist and the left-wing socialist too? Like that story about the youths hire with Federal money to seek more Federal money. Argh! But a trophy would be nice. I was really motivated to improve non-custodial fathers with their children. Obviously a bad idea, because non-custodial fathers don't usually don't have money to waste on "communications help".]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 8 2010 10:11 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

MNEWS: MC is just one of “the quirks”


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Accept their quirks

Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune

What a ridiculous question. You actually think there should be 10 teams in the Big Ten and a dozen in the Big 12? Absurd. The world is a much better place with quirks.

For example, where is Manhattan College located? In the Bronx. How about Skokie Country Club? It’s in Glencoe. Evanston Golf Club? It’s in Skokie. Chicago Golf Club is in Wheaton and Deerfield Golf Club is in Riverwoods. Where do you suppose you can find the Country Club of Decatur? OK, it’s really in Decatur.

The point is that these numerical and geographical eccentricities add character and answer trivia questions. So thumbs down to the Pac-10 for changing its name to the accurate Pac-12.

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[JR: Guess you can consider us all “just on of the quirks”? LOL! Guess when MC moved, it should have been renames to “The Bronx College of Business and Engineering”. TBCBE! Sounds a little like MYOB. A rose is a rose is … ]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Aug 9 2010 8:22 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

JNEWS: Osterndorf, William P. [MC1979]


Pre-Primary Profiles: William P. Osterndorf, Judge of Probate
Osterndorf in his own words. Second in a three-part series.
By Sheryl Shaker | Email the author | August 8, 2010

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Tuesday’s primary will determine which of three Republicans will be the party’s candidate in November’s election for Judge of Probate. The winner will be the first Judge for the combined New Canaan-Darien Probate Court when the state’s new consolidation plan goes into effect on January 5, 2011.

Mike Murray, Bill Osterndorf and John Ryan are the candidates vying to take over the position currently held by Russell Kimes in New Canaan and John Rearden in Darien.

In the first of our three-part series, run earlier, Mike Murray answered questions for Patch. Now it’s Bill Osterndorf’s turn.

Age: 53
Lives in: New Canaan
Grew up in: Poughkeepsie and Stamford
Education: Fordham Law School, ’82, Manhattan College, ’79, BS Business
Employment: Law Office of William P. Osterndorf
Personal: Married to Marie, two children, ages 16 and 14

On why he’s the best candidate for Judge of Probate:

Temperament is very important. I’m very level headed and people find me to have a very calm, assured demeanor.

I have close to 20 years experience with probate courts. I do wills, trust work, residential real estate work, income tax work and then probate administration. I’ve been very active in the probate courts.

About 10-15% of my work is pro bono. Probate courts need attorneys to represent people that have no ability to pay for legal services themselves. So they’ll call up attorneys and ask us if we’ll handle matters. I never decline their request. The plus side of doing that is it exposes you to work outside the normal probate work.

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Osterndorf, William P. [MC1979]

[JR: OK, fellow Jaspers, let's get out their and vote. Early and often.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Aug 9 2010 8:29 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

JLINKEDIN: Kennedy, Phil [MC1994] Nat Acct Mgr at Wachter Network Services


Kennedy, Phil [MC1994]
National Account Manager at Wachter Network Services
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area

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    * Posted on: Mon, Aug 9 2010 3:14 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

JOBIT: Berkley, Kenneth G. [MC1955 RIP]


Kenneth Berkley

Kenneth G. Berkley of Winchester, Mass. and Jupiter, Fla. passed away peacefully on Aug. 7, 2010 from complications of Alzheimers.

Beloved husband of 53 years of RoseAnn, father of Maureen Berkley and John Rosenthal of Gloucester and Carlisle, Brian and Karen Berkley of Boxborough, Ken Berkley and Scott Stewart of Flemington, N.J. and Wellington, Fla., Eileen and Marlon Crowell of Winchester, Patrick Berkley and Deirdre Doyle of Seattle, Wash. Devoted grandfather of Jacqueline, Sarah, Michael, Christine, Rebecca and Ethan.

Ken graduated from Manhattan College in 1955 with a degree in electrical engineering, served three years in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant J.G. He was a Partner in two successful electronic sales companies; Contact Sales an RC Components, retired at age 50. Ken devoted his retirement to his church, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, serving the homeless and supporting mission churches in India. Ken loved sailing, travelling and entertaining family and friends.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Eulalia Church, 50 Ridge Street, Winchester, Mass. on Friday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the VNA of Middlesex-East, Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880 or the Alzheimer’s Association .

Published in The Winchester Star from August 10 to August 17, 2010


Berkley, Kenneth G. [MC1955 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/fCPL

    * Posted on: Tue, Aug 10 2010 8:27 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

JOBIT: Kovach, Michael J. [MC1941 RIP]


Michael J. Kovach
August 8, 2010

Michael J. Kovach, 90, of Brockton, passed away Sunday morning at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born in Brockton, Oct. 26, 1919, he was a son of the late John and Mary Stoffey Kovach.

He was a 1937 graduate of the former Blythe Township High School, New Philadelphia, and a 1941 graduate of Manhattan College, Brooklyn, N.Y., acquiring a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. He also did postgraduate work at New York University, N.Y.

He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, attaining the rank of corporal, serving with the 894th Chemical Co. Air Oper. 5th Air Force. He served in New Guinea, the Northern Solomons, Bismarck Arch, Western Pacific, Southern Philippines and Luzon, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Asian-Pacific Theater Service Medal with six bronze stars and the Victory Medal.

He was a retired chemist, having worked for A&P Grocery Co. in its Quality Control Lab and also a fruit inspector in Brooklyn. He was CEO and president of Nu-Pearl Co. Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.

He was a member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, New Philadelphia, and American Legion Post 144, Middleport.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Federico and Annette Morris.

Surviving are two nephews, Robert Fennelly, New York, and Richard Fennelly, New Jersey; and two nieces, Marie Zuccaro, New Jersey, and Loretta O’Donnell, Virginia.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Church, New Philadelphia, with the Rev. Joseph J. Kweder as celebrant. There will be no calling hours. Interment with military honors will be in St. Bartholomew Cemetery, Brockton. Thomas J. Bartashus Funeral Home, New Philadelphia, has charge of arrangements.

Published in Republican & Herald from August 9 to August 10, 2010


Kovach, Michael J. [MC1941 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/Lco9

    * Posted on: Tue, Aug 10 2010 8:38 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

JOBIT: MacEnroe, John W. [MC1948 RIP]


John W. MacEnroe
New Hartford

John Waldron MacEnroe died on August 7, 2010.

He was born in New York City on January 21, 1922, the son of J. Waldron and Genevieve McCullough MacEnroe. He earned his Bachelors Degree at Manhattan College and his Masters Degree at Columbia University. John was a veteran of WWII serving for three years and three months in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he was assigned to the Pacific Theatre and worked as a medic and driver of the crash truck in the jungles of Luzon, New Guinea. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post # 1376.

Mr. MacEnroe was a member of St. Johns parish in New Hartford. He served on the parish council, was a Eucharistic minister, a member of the funeral choir and served on the parish visitation committee. He was also a long time member of the American Red Cross. John served as Chapter Chairman and was a lifelong blood donor. He was chosen twice as Senior Citizen of the Year.

His work with the NYS Division for Youth involved him in many police department juvenile divisions. This led to his founding of the State of N.Y. Police Juvenile Officers Association. This was a network that connected police departments throughout New York State. It is now in its thirty-sixth year and is affiliated with the International Juvenile Officers Association.

John is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, the former Patricia Brennan; his children, John MacEnroe and his wife, Sue and their children Adam, Patrick & Meghan, Beacon, NY, Tricia MacEnroe and her husband, Cliff Wessott, New Moon, NY, Paul MacEnroe and his wife Michelle, and their son Alex, Whitesboro, Maureen Mallette and her husband, Sam and their daughter Jenny, Vienna, VA, and Mary MacEnroe, New Hartford.

Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at Nunn & McGrath Funeral Directors, 470 French Rd., Utica. Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. from St. John the Evangelist Church, New Hartford. Inurnment will be in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Remembrances in Johns name may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church. Messages of sympathy at: www.nunnandmcgrath.com

Published in The Observer-Dispatch on August 10, 2010


MacEnroe, John W. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/p6Hj



I believe John W. McEnroe is a member of the class of 1948.

John, I had to go to the 1979 Alumni Directory to find him.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated. Yeah, the College didn't do a very good job of the whole Alumni "data capture". If I had the time and resources like they have had over the years, I'd have put up an Alumni wiki. (Like Wikipedia, for all things Jasper.) But they are too busy trying to extract contributions. Never was able to convince them "first, seek to help; then, be helped". Cart and horse. Some alumni are so enraged by their shoddy record keeping that they'll never give them a dime. Maybe in another parallel universe. Argh!]

MacEnroe, John W. [MC1948 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Aug 10 2010 9:03 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

JNEWS: Maltese, Serphin R. [MC1958]


Monday, August 9, 2010 6:16 PM EDT

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Former politicians really never stop serving their constituents.

Ex-State Senator Serf Maltese wants to be of service again. This time around he is running not for just one seat in city or state government, but to run all the elections in the city as executive director of the Board of Elections (BOE).

In a letter to George Gonzalez, deputy executive director of the Board of Elections in the City of New York, Maltese said that he had the confidence and backing of his Queens County Republican Chair, the Honorable Phil Ragusa, and the Queens County Republican Commissioner, the Honorable Judith Stupp, as well as Senator Marty Golden.

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Maltese, Serphin R. [MC1958]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Aug 10 2010 12:32 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

JLINKEDIN: Fernandez, Fernando [MC1986] C client O at d exposito & partners


Fernandez, Fernando [MC1986]
owner, chief client officer at d exposito & partners
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising

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    * Posted on: Tue, Aug 10 2010 2:09 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

JHQ: MC accredited By The Teacher Ed Acc C


August 10, 2010

Manhattan College Receives Accreditation Status By The Teacher Education Accreditation Council

RIVERDALE, N.Y. –The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) awarded national accreditation to Manhattan College’s teacher education program for 10 years with no weaknesses or stipulations earlier this summer. The U.S. Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) recognize TEAC as a national accreditation organization.

Manhattan College’s teacher education program joins more than 110 accredited programs in 21 states, with TEAC-accredited education preparation programs. “Receiving accreditation with no weaknesses shows the excellent work of the program faculty to develop and implement a high quality program with an effective quality control system,” said William J. Merriman, Ph.D., dean and professor of the school of education. “The decision also reflects the work of the Steering Committee, chaired by Karen Nicholson, Ph.D., associate professor of education, who prepared the Inquiry Brief (self study) that was submitted to TEAC.”

To be accredited by TEAC, a teacher education program must have solid, independently verifiable evidence of its graduates’ competence. In particular, the program must show that its graduates understand the subject matter they are certified to teach, understand the process of learning and teaching and possess teaching skills that lead students to appropriate levels of achievement. The program must also have an ongoing process for reviewing and improving itself and must demonstrate that it has the capacity to offer quality education.

“Going through the process to achieve TEAC accreditation provided an opportunity for faculty to carefully and thoughtfully examine all aspects of the programs which prepare teachers at Manhattan College,” said Nicholson. “The rigorous criteria in place to achieve TEAC accreditation assure the faculty, students and the public that Manhattan College has sound, objective evidence that our programs are preparing graduates who know their subject matter and have the knowledge and skills to teach their future students.”

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 11 2010 1:26 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:31 PM

JLINKEDIN: Alvarez, Mario (MC1972) Systems Engineer at Harris Corp


Alvarez, Mario (MC1972)
Systems Engineer at Harris Corp
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Information Technology and Services

Summary: Enterprise Software Engineer / Web Designer / Embedded Systems Engineer — Award winning professional with solid history of delivering quality work products in a timely manner. Accomplished business development engineer with communication skills in proposal development, and technical career accomplishments that include healthcare content management system software team lead, architecture development, and derived requirements generation. Well versed in System Development Life Cycle. Member IEEE, ACM, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu. Current Secret Clearance.

Specialties: Embedded Systems Engineer – VxWorks/PowerPC, Enterprise Software Engineer – C# .NET and Java 5.0, Web Designer, SOA, JBoss, WebLogic, FileNet, MySQL, Oracle 10g, Optical DWDM, SONET, GigE, C/C++, UNIX/Linux.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 11 2010 2:31 PM

MFOUND: A runner who skipped MC


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

How long is really, really long?
by Joe Oaks for UltraRunning

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Observation #2 Developing discipline is a prerequisite to hard work, without which you will never get anywhere. Running was also hard work, and took a lot of discipline. But the work and discipline got results. Coach Borck took a bunch of inexperienced city kids and in four years he shaped us into New York City champions. I can still close my eyes and marvel at the big meadow in front of me at the starting line in Van Cortlandt Park, 1,000 cross-country runners lined up to sprint that first quarter-mile to the narrow opening into the hills where the real race would begin. There were three seasons for runners: crosscountry in the fall, indoor track in the winter, and outdoor track in the spring and summer. I competed in all three for four years in high school. Coach Borck helped me to get a track scholarship to Manhattan College, one of the nation’s top running schools. But life didn’t work out that way. There was a war going on in Korea and I did not want to miss it, so I opted to wear a military uniform instead of a track suit, for which I have no regrets.

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[JR: Interesting advice. Even more interesting what might have been?]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 11 2010 3:42 PM

JHQ: Michael Carey As Dean Of Students


August 11, 2010

Manhattan College Names Michael Carey As Dean Of Students

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College is pleased to announce that Michael Carey, Psy.D., has been named the new dean of students effective immediately. In his new role, Carey will be the chief judiciary officer for the campus and supervise the areas of residence life and student development.

Since 2006, Carey has served as the director of counseling and health services at Manhattan College. While reporting directly to the vice president for student life, he supervised both departments and helped to integrate enhancements to key policies including improving the model of services in the counseling center and adhering to Middle States Evaluation standards.

During the past four years, Carey has demonstrated his leadership and strong commitment to Manhattan College’s student body by providing direct counseling services, teaching and mentoring graduate students as an adjunct professor and launching the campus club Peer Educators to increase outreach among students.

“Dr. Carey emerged from a national search as a compelling candidate who had great strengths in his abilities to reach out to and connect with our students,” said Richard Satterlee, Ph.D., vice president for student life at Manhattan College. “I am confident that his background in clinical psychology and his student-centered philosophy are balanced by his clear understanding of the need for consistent and educational responses to issues of student conduct. These qualities make him particularly well-suited to do the difficult work required of the dean of students.”

Carey, a Bronx native, began his career as a religious studies teacher at his alma mater, Fordham Preparatory School after graduating from Vassar College with a B.A. in religious studies. He went on to graduate from San Francisco State University with an M.S. in clinical psychology from San Francisco State University. With nearly 20 years of psychology experience, Carey first worked as a counselor and eventually became a psychologist graduating with a Doctor of Psychology in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from California Institute of Integral Studies.

“I am honored for the opportunity to become the new dean of students at Manhattan College, and I look forward to meeting our new students this fall and welcoming back our returning students,” said Carey.

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    * Posted on: Thu, Aug 12 2010 9:49 AM

MNEWS: #149 Manhattan College



America’s Best Colleges

#149 Manhattan College

08.11.10, 06:00 PM EDT

[JR: Some pundits say in the e-learning distance learning environment only 100 will survive. MC better get its number up. Stop graduating low index fat old white guy injineers would be good start?]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Aug 12 2010 11:40 AM

JLINKEDIN: Grossbard, Ann [MC1985] Senior Director Finance at Clarins USA


Grossbard, Ann [MC1985]
Senior Director Finance at Clarins USA
Greater New York City Area

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    * Posted on: Thu, Aug 12 2010 2:36 PM

JHQ: MC Athletics recently agreed to a multi-year partnership with Career Athletes


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Careerathletes.com homepage

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (August 9, 2010) – Manhattan College Athletics recently agreed to a multi-year partnership with Career Athletes. The partnership between Career Athletes and the Manhattan College athletic department provides a national representation of unique networking opportunities and career development resources for current and alumni athletes. Manhattan College’s Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes, Katie Leighton, stated “We are extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with Career Athletes. This will give our current and former student-athletes additional career guidance and support that they deserve. It is also a great networking and mentoring tool for all our constituents.” Director of Athletics, Bob Byrnes, went on to say, “”We are thrilled to welcome Career Athletes as a partner. We think that our current student-athletes as well as our alumni will benefit tremendously from the services provided.”

This Online Career Community Network will provide benefits such as mentoring, professional networking, virtual career coaching and 12 years of best practices from the leading and largest career services organization assisting athletes, athletic departments and campus career centers. The Manhattan College “Community Network” consists of current and alumni athletes from the institution as well as local, regional and national employers all managed and monitored by Career Athletes at its home office in the Kansas City area. Individual members of Career Athletes are also able to network with over 65,000 former college athletes from across the nation while having access to over 5,000 career opportunities exclusive to www.careerathletes.com.

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[JR: I usually let "sports stuff" pass. GOJASPERS has the "franchise" from MC. Here's a multi-year "partnership" that's interesting. A KC based company for networking a NYC school? And "alumni" benefits? "Managed and monitored from KC"? Sigh! Couldn't let this pass with out calling it to everyone's attention.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Aug 12 2010 10:15 PM

JLINKEDIN: Gibbons, Liz [MC2007] New York City Department of Education


Gibbons, Liz [MC2007]
New York City Department of Education
Greater New York City Area
Education Management

Summary: I teach 2nd grade in Riverdale, NY.

Specialties: Creating and implementing lessons on a wide range of subjects to different learners.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 13 2010 2:42 PM

MFOUND: “Tell me and I’ll forget … … …”


Thursday, August 12, 2010


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One of my favorite pastimes at any AAA convention is to visit the poster sessions where teachers from around the country talk about their classroom innovations. It is always impressive to me to see how many teachers are working to figure out new and different ways to encourage interest among students along with a deeper level of understanding.

One of my favorites last week in San Francisco was work done by Mary Michel at Manhattan College. I have a saying (that I stole) that I think applies to all students:

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”

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[JR: Interesting? I forget!]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 13 2010 5:26 PM

JOY: Devine, Brianne [MC????] engaged



Published: 06:17 p.m., Friday, August 13, 2010

Thomas P. Devine Jr. and Linda Devine of White Plains, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Brianne, to Christopher Penn, son of Russell and Deborah Penn of Greenwich.

A spring wedding is planned.

The future bride earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Manhattan College in the Bronx, N.Y., and a master’s degree in educational technology from Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. She is a teacher at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Elmsford, N.Y.

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Devine, Brianne [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 13 2010 7:00 PM

JObit: Prewoznik, Frank L. [MC???? RIP]


Frank L. Prewoznik

Frank L. Prewoznik, age 82, of Culpeper, Va., passed away at UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va., Thursday, August 12, 2010. Frank was born August 19, 1927 in Trenton, N.J. to Kostanty Przewoznik and Paulina S. Przewoznik; served his country in the U.S. Army; graduated from Manhattan College; retired from VDOT as an engineer and was very active in many community programs, including the Lions Club.

Frank is survived by his wife, Margaret Baker Prewoznik and their children, Janet Spencer Lohr and her husband Russell, Judy Spencer, Mike Spencer, six grandchildren and six great-grand-children; their nephews, Timothy and his wife Sheri Prewoznik, Steve Prewoznik and their niece Rebecca Simons and her husband Jim. Frank is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John, Alexander and Henry, his sister, Zofia Przewoznik and his son Eddie Spencer.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Clore-English Funeral Home, Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 11 a.m. with Father Leo Zonneveld conducting the service. Interment will be in Culpeper National Cemetery, 501 East Chandler Street, Culpeper, VA 22701 with Rev. Sandy Martin. The family will receive friends one hour before service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Food Bank, 115 N. East Street, Culpeper, VA 22701 or to the Reva Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 18320 Birmingham Road, Culpeper, VA 22701. Condolences may be given at clore-english.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701.

Published in The Culpeper Star-Exponent on August 14, 2010


Prewoznik, Frank L. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/ZF0g

    * Posted on: Sat, Aug 14 2010 11:15 AM

JLINKEDIN: Wallace, Patrick [MC2001] Pres, Phys Thrpst at Phys Thrpy Works


Wallace, Patrick [MC2001]
President, Physical Therapist at Physical Therapy Works
Greater New York City Area
Health, Wellness and Fitness

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    * Posted on: Sat, Aug 14 2010 1:48 PM

JOY: Beirne, John E. [MC????] weds


John Beirne, Hilary Phalen are married
Published: Saturday, August 14, 2010, 5:04 AM
Updated: Saturday, August 14, 2010, 5:06 AM
Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Nuptial vows were exchanged Aug. 7 by Wantage, N.J. residents Hilary Mary Phalen and John E. Beirne in St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Rosebank. The Rev. Victor Buebendorf celebrated the afternoon mass. A reception followed in The Great Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, Livingston.

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Mr. Beirne is a graduate of Bergen Catholic High School, Oradell, N.J., and earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Manhattan College. He is a psychology case manager with Newbridge Services, Pompton Plains, N.J., where he runs the horticulture therapy program, and is a registered horticultural therapist who teaches at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

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Beirne, John E. [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Aug 14 2010 5:11 PM

JEMAIL: Menchise, Louis (MC1987) ids a Beirne; is it the “right” one?

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Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2010 5:13 PM
Subject: [ManhattanCollegeAlumni] JOY: Beirne, John E. [MC????]

John Beirne, Hilary Phalen are married
Published: Saturday, August 14, 2010, 5:04 AM

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There was a John P. Beirne that graduated MC in 1987.

Louis Menchise

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    * Posted on: Sat, Aug 14 2010 7:22 PM

ENDNOTE: An errant find brings an interesting lesson


SENIORITY BY ANNE W. SEMMES: Daniel M. Friedenberg, 88
Published: 01:06 a.m., Friday, July 23, 2010

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What are your main hobbies and interests?

I’ve just published my eighth book, my first novel, at age 88: “Tiberius Julius Alexander.” He was commander of the Roman legions from 40-70 A.D., in charge of the destruction of Jerusalem. He was born a Jew and persecuted his fellow Jews. After Jesus and Paul, he’s the most famous Jew by birth. I’ve been obsessed by him at least a decade and in my novel tried to get into his head. My other seven books were publicity books on Jewish coins and medals.

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What achievements in your life are you most proud of?

Bearing four children who are wonderful. One son is a professor of psychology and head of the Psychology Department at Manhattan College in the Bronx. He’s Phi Beta Kappa and has published four books and he’s only 42-years-old. But they’re all equal.

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What are you looking forward to?

A quick, sharp, painless death.

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[JR: Found due to the string MC. Upon reading the whole thing, I was captivated by the story. Our achievements are the people we birth; I have none. He is writing at 88. And, he has a simple goal at the end of the trail. Ahh, to have had such clear insights, when there was still time to do something about it! Sadly, time runs out. And, there is no winning shot at the buzzer. Courage is ... facing the inevitable and not wimping out.]

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