JASPER JOTTINGS Week 37 - 2010 Sep 12  

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




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POSITRACTION: Glenn Beck ‘Restore Honor’ rally


Catholic commentators weigh in on Glenn Beck ‘Restore Honor’ rally and Tea Parties

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Washington D.C., Aug 28, 2010 / 05:26 pm (CNA).- A well-attended Saturday rally in Washington, D.C. which linked U.S. patriotism and religiosity has sparked comparisons to a religious revival. Two Catholic commentators have offered different views of the rally’s possible effects while discussing the place of religion and social issues in the Tea Party movement.

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[JR: Regardless of where in the political spectrum you stand, you have to be moved to some emotion by the event. Love 'em or hate 'em, he's energized between 100 and 500,000 people to show up. This once Catholic turned Mormon has lit a fire. In this day and age, when "We, The People" are demoralized (an interesting choice of words), he's "re-moral-izing" "We, The People" again. At a time when more than half, either work for the Gooferment or feed off the Gooferment-stolen wealth, one has to wonder if the Republic can be saved. I'm not sure it can. But here's a few who think it can.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Sep 5 2010 12:37 PM

JEMAIL: Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968) “finds” Derry, Alan (MC1968)

On Sep 5, 2010, at 10:01 AM, Richard A. Lawrence wrote:

RE: Classmate Alan Derry, class of ’68

Good Morning F. John

Alan Derry has been located by one of my grammar school classmates; he is residing in Niskayuna, New York. I am gifting Al a JJ subscription, his e-mail address is {Privacy Invoked}/


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Derry, Alan (MC1968)

Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968)

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Dear Mr. Lawrence,

I’m pleased to forward Jasper Derry an invitation. I’ll send, under a separate cover, the invoice for your generous gift, at our usual Jasper subscription rate of 39.99 per month. I’m sure he’ll enjoy it. I’ll be watching for your check.


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    * Posted on: Sun, Sep 5 2010 1:29 PM

JFOUND: Castillo, Juan del [MC1942 RIP] remembered


Juan del Castillo is ranked among the many Coast Guard personnel who distinguished themselves within the service and then on into civilian life.

Born in New York in 1921, he attended La Salle Military Academy in Oakdale, New York, and graduated from Manhattan College in 1942. In June 1942, he began what became a forty-year career with the Coast Guard Reserve. After first enlisting in the service, he quickly earned an appointment to Reserve Officer Training at the Coast Guard Academy. He completed Reserve Officer Training in December 1942 becoming the first Coast Guardsmen of Hispanic heritage to receive a commission.

It was in the Coast Guard that del Castillo honed his leadership ability. During World War II, he served on PC 469, a heavily armed patrol craft responsible for escorting convoys in the Caribbean at a time when u-boat attacks there were a common occurrence. He was also selected for Naval Communications School at Harvard University and served the latter part of World War II in the treacherous North Pacific on board the Coast Guard-manned patrol frigate, USS Albuquerque.

After the war, del Castillo left active duty, but continued to serve as a reservist, and took a job with the family import business, Rafael del Castillo & Company. During this period in his career, he became interested in famine relief in the developing world. Armed with his bachelor’s degree in political science and his Coast Guard training, del Castillo became a self-taught authority on food science, famine relief and large-scale food aid distribution.

Over the following years, while serving in his role as a Coast Guard Reserve officer, del Castillo worked in executive positions with the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). During this time, he invented the formula for Corn Soy Milk, considered one of the most important high protein foods ever developed. Next, he invented a rice substitute out of sorghum for international food programs. Unlike large commercial food producers, del Castillo developed these highly nutritional food substitutes without a staff or a laboratory. Over four million men, women and children worldwide consume these food products and avoid malnutrition or starvation daily.

As if his important advances in food science were not enough, del Castillo also held positions at USDA responsible for the distribution of foods for the national school lunch program, elderly and family feeding programs and supplying food to Indian reservations. He also served as first director of the food stamp and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. After his retirement from the Coast Guard Reserves in 1981, del Castillo continued his work on nutritious food for feeding the needy and starving and he took a leading role in the cause of improved survivor annuities for military widows.

Juan del Castillo, the Coast Guard Officer, war hero, self-taught scientist and humanitarian passed away in 2009. Before he passed, del Castillo was recognized for his important contributions to humanitarian food aid programs with the USAID Lifetime Achievement Award. Commander del Castillo left behind a wife of fifty-seven years, six children and nineteen grandchildren.

Carrying on the family tradition, one of his grandchildren began training as a cadet at the Coast Guard Academy in August, nearly seventy years after del Castillo did as a Reserve Officer Trainee. del Castillo serves as yet another example of the talented individuals who have served in the Coast Guard and embody the service’s core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty.

The author would like to thank David Henrickson, Coast Guard veteran and shipmate of Juan del Castillo on the USS Albuquerque, and Mrs. Joan del Castillo, wife of Juan del Castillo.

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Castillo, Juan del [MC1942 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Sep 5 2010 1:55 PM



   Entertainment & Arts – Movies
   For your ultimate viewing pleasure, we will update this group once a week with the schedule for MCTV Channel 37!
   Be sure to tune in between 7 and 9 for our prime time movie of the night.
   Write on the wall or stop us on the quad for any movie suggestions that you want to see played on MCTV. Your input means a lot to us!

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    * Posted on: Sun, Sep 5 2010 2:41 PM

MFOUND: Another source for MC bball conversation and fyi 10/28 meet ‘n’ greet


Alumni Basketball get-together

From the Sept. Alumni newsletter:

Basketball Season Preview

The alumni relations office invites you to come and greet Manhattan College’s men’s and women’s coaches and hear about the upcoming 2010-11 season on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room, Thomas Hall, 4th Floor. Enjoy dinner and drinks with fellow sports fans and discuss the teams’ outlooks. Cost is $40 per person.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Sep 5 2010 3:40 PM

JLINKEDIN: Errico, Steve [MC1984] Director, Parenteral Operations at Eisai


Errico, Steve [MC1984]
Director, Parenteral Operations at Eisai, Inc.
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

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    * Posted on: Sun, Sep 5 2010 3:44 PM

JBLOGGER: Marmbrandt, Malin [MC2011?] and takes her first parachute jump


[JR: And the Google Translate makes it even funnier!]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Sep 6 2010 11:56 AM

JLINKEDIN: Gormley, Joe [MC1981] Senior Consultant at Golder Associates


Gormley, Joe [MC1981]
Senior Consultant at Golder Associates
Greater Philadelphia Area
Environmental Services

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    * Posted on: Mon, Sep 6 2010 2:08 PM

JEMAIL: Smith, Derek (MC1995) ids Smith, Craig R. [MC1992]

RE: JNEWS: Smith, Craig R. [MC????] IP Litigator @ Lando + Anastasi, LLP


Craig R. Smith is class of ’92 (he’s my brother). Thanks for including the post.

Derek Smith (’95)

[JR: Thanks for reading and also thanks for confirming the Class Year. Please pass along our applause. Now if you can just find him (a lawyer) honest work. Maybe used car sales? Just joshing. My oldest friend is a Jasper lawyer. I've been after him to turn from the Dark Side for decades and it hasn't worked.]

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Smith, Derek (MC1995)

Smith, Craig R. [MC1992]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Sep 6 2010 4:26 PM

JEMAIL: Shemanski, Christopher (MC2011) Thomas More Table @ 9/6 fair

Christopher Shemanski (MC2011)
September 6, 2010 at 11:26pm

Subject: Activity and Volunteer Fair-This Wednesday!

Hey Everyone,

Although some of you reading this may have graduated, those of you STILL at manhattan, PLEASE come to the fair on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 from 3:30-5:30pm and stand at the Thomas More Law Society Table to help promote it to prospective members!

Chris Shemanski

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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 7 2010 9:49 AM

JOBIT: Rivera, Robert [MC1979 RIP]


Rivera, Robert

Robert Rivera, retired executive secretary of the New York State Board for Radiologic Technology and a popular figure in the Capital District community, died on September 4, 2010 in Albany, N.Y. He was 63 years old.

“Good times Bobby, ” as he was affectionately known, ended his struggle with cancer at home, surrounded by his loving family and the many friends and acquaintances he made during a life filled with cultural and civic activities.

Robert Rivera was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. on January 7, 1947. He was raised by a strong-willed and loving single mom in the South Bronx and grew up – he liked to say – with the idea that failure was not an option in his life. In August 1964 he enlisted in the Navy and served in Vietnam aboard the USS John R. Craig. Robert was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy he met his wife Nellie, and in December 28, 1974 they exchanged vows. Together they raised three children — Ismael “Izzy,” a retired NYC police detective; Nelson, currently residing in Philadelphia and raising two children; and Camille, “baby girl” as Bobby referred to her, a licensed radiological technologist.

Robert, himself a licensed radiological technologist, was trained at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City and in 1979 graduated from Manhattan College where he earned a bachelor of science degree. He dedicated 15 years of service to the Veterans Administration Hospital before joining the NYS Dept. of Health where he served for 27 years in the Bureau of Environmental Health/Radiation Protection.

Robert retired in 2009. Robert served on the Boards of the American Cancer Society, Hispanic Outreach Services and Centro Civico of Albany. Robert also lent his support and gift for fund raising to the South American Spanish Association, Troy Boys and Girls Club, Circle of Life for Children’s Diabetes, Big Brother and Big Sister of Albany and the Back Stretch Workers of the Saratoga Racetrack. But perhaps none of these activities provided the level of satisfaction that Robert derived each Christmas when he dressed up as Santa Claus on behalf of the children of Centro Civico of Albany. His participation in the community was so extensive that his Latino friends often referred to him as “El Alcalde” — The Mayor — a title that his good friend Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings was proud to share with Robert. Robert loved music and relished moments in the limelight when he lent his raspy vocals to an onstage performance by local musicians. For a time, “Hi, This is Good Times Bobby” was heard each week over the FM airwaves when he hosted a latin music radio program in Albany. Whether dancing to a mambo, cha, cha cha or to the rhythm and blues of Motown, Bobby often made the entire dance floor his partner. Like his dancing, his enthusiasm, energy and love of life were boundless and, as his friends can attest, contagious.

Robert is survived by his devoted wife, Nelida Rivera, recently retired from the NYS Dept. of Corrections; his son, Ismael and wife, Evelyn; his son, Nelson and grandchildren, Antonio and Emily; his daughter, Camille; his sister, Belky Cruz; his brother, Ricardo “Ricky” Suarez and sister-in-law, Laura; his mother-in-law, Basilisa; brother-in-law, Manuel; grandchildren “Jay Jay” and Nelson Jr. and his nephew Carlos Suarez Jr.

Funeral services will be held Thursday 9:00 a.m. from New Comer Cannon Funeral Home at 343 New Karner Road, Colonie then to St. Madeline Sophie, Guilderland where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Calling hours will be Wednesday 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Robert will be buried at the St. Raymond’s Cemetery in Bronx, NY. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.NewcomerAlbany.com

Published in Albany Times Union on September 7, 2010


Rivera, Robert [MC1979 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/dno6

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JEMAIL: Martin, Margaret (MC1998) urges support of pediatric cancer research


Martin, Margaret (MC1998): “September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month! Please support pediatric cancer research with a donation to my husband’s NYC Marathon run with Fred’s Team in honor of our daughter Caitlin – in REMISSION and starting 1st grade tomorrow!”


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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 7 2010 10:50 AM

JLINKEDIN: Murphy, Tim [MC1958] Independent Human Resources Professional


Murphy, Tim [MC1958]
Independent Human Resources Professional
Greater New York City Area
Human Resources

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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 7 2010 2:24 PM

JNEWS: Markey, Jim [MC????] joins VLP’s Intellectual Property Practice


Virtual Law Partners LLP Welcomes Noted Attorneys Jim Markey and Charlie Oh

Tue, 07 Sep 2010, 17:53:04 EDT

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce an expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with the addition of Jim Markey and Charlie Oh as partners in New York and California.

Mr. Markey joins Virtual Law Partners from Duane Morris, where he served as Chair of the Life Sciences Interdisciplinary Group in New York and represented clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, industrial gases and chemicals, and apparel industries. Prior to Duane Morris, he was a partner at Jones Day and Pennie & Edmonds.

“I have practiced IP law at major firms for about 25 years, during which time most IP practices have either merged into mega firms or sought to emulate such firms,” said Mr. Markey. “VLP appealed to me as an ideal platform to provide top level services to my clients without the huge overhead of traditional law firms. Particularly in today’s economy, businesses are seeking innovative ways to maintain high quality while decreasing expenses.”

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Mr. Markey’s practice is focused on patent and trademark counseling and prosecution. He has extensive experience in reissue applications, including multiple related reissue applications, and reexamination matters and proceedings, including merged reexaminations. Mr. Markey’s background also includes over a decade of intellectual property litigation and trial experience in a variety of technical fields.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Markey worked as a design engineer for a heat transfer equipment manufacturer in the chemical process and energy industries. Admitted to practice in New York and Florida and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Markey is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and a graduate of Manhattan College with a B.E. in Chemical Engineering.

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“We are truly excited to have Jim and Charlie join our growing Intellectual Property practice,” stated Practice Leader David Roise. “Jim brings us an extremely broad and deep expertise in all areas of IP law, and, in particular, in post-issuance patent proceedings. This is an area of practice that is of major importance to many of our clients and complements our already outstanding group of patent prosecutors. Charlie has years of experience in the basic life sciences prior to beginning his law career. He bolsters our already strong life sciences practice and will provide exceptional patent counseling services for our clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and life sciences industries.”

About VLP’s Intellectual Property Practice:

VLP’s Intellectual Property practice is dedicated to providing the best protection for our clients’ intellectual property at the most cost-effective rates available. Our attorneys and staff provide services directed to meeting the particular needs and stage of development of our clients across a range of industries, including biotechnology, high technology, clean technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, software and other cutting edge technologies. We provide counseling, strategic advice and specific protection in all areas of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret.

About VLP:

Founded in 2008, VLP is a virtually connected and geographically distributed law firm. VLP currently has 32 attorneys, each with outstanding credentials and an average of over 10 years of experience. VLP operates virtually, and VLP’s proprietary technology platform allows the firm to collaborate easily and to operate with a small, highly specialized staff, passing the savings to clients through substantially lower rates or flat fee arrangements (often 50% of the cost of traditional legal services). At VLP, we’re dedicated to proving that expensive buildings don’t provide great service – great people do.

For more information about VLP, visit www.virtuallawpartners.com

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Markey, Jim [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 7 2010 8:21 PM

JOBIT: Schwartz, Edmund C. [MC1952 RIP]


Edmund C. Schwartz

SCHWARTZ – Edmund C., Manhattan College Graduate, Marine Corps Officer, Eucharistic Minister, Age 79, of PortWashington, on September 5, 2010. Beloved husband of Rita. Loving father of Ellen Spinale (Joseph), Brian (Mary Ann), Terrence (Lisa), and Tara. Adored grandfather of Dillon, Connor,Sabrina, Sophia and Shannon. Dear brother of Vivian, Veronica and John.Also survived by nieces and a nephew. Reposing atAustin F. Knowles Inc. F.H.,128 Main St, Port Washington, Wednesday 7-9pm, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9pm. Mass of ChristianBurial Friday 10:30am, St Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery.

Published in Newsday on September 8, 2010


Schwartz, Edmund C. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/sYfy



I believe Edmond C, Schwartz is a member of the class of 1952.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Schwartz, Edmund C. [MC1952 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Sep 8 2010 11:24 AM
    * Updated: Thu, Sep 9 2010 1:52 PM

JLINKEDIN: Sullivan, Brian [MC1997] Principal at Sullivan Engineering, LLC


Sullivan, Brian [MC1997]
Principal at Sullivan Engineering, LLC
Greater New York City Area
Civil Engineering


I have been actively involved in building envelope consulting since 2001 and have worked on projects for clients ranging from residential co-ops & condos to Fortune 500 companies. These projects vary from full facade restoration, roof replacement and window replacement at the landmark corporate headquarters for a major telecommunications provider, to roof and terrace replacement on luxury residential buildings at some of NYC’s premier properties. I have also been involved in several emergency restoration projects including leak investigations and repairs, facade stabilization, emergency parapet reconstruction and the facade restoration resulting from the unfortunate 2006 tragedy involving a single engine plane crash on the Upper East side of Manhattan.

During the 5th and 6th cycles of NYC’s Local Law 11-98 I was involved in the preparation of many facade inspection reports. I look forward to implementing the new modifications required for the current 7th cycle.

In addition to building envelope consulting, I have also performed numerous property condition assessments and plan and cost reviews on behalf of many financial institutions. The thorough review process that I have implemented allows clients to prioritize and properly budget for all future repair programs and construction projects. Many of our clients have expressed their appreciation and satisfaction with the results of this painstaking review process – particularly during the current recession.


Recognizing the importance of becoming more environmentally responsible in our decisions, particularly related to construction means and methods, I have recently become a LEED accredited professional and one of North America’s first accredited Green Roof Professional’s.


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    * Posted on: Wed, Sep 8 2010 2:18 PM

JNEWS: Kelly, Michael [MC????] CEO of On Call International


Travel insurance helps ease vacation nightmares
Injured adrenaline junkies avoid big pain in the wallet
BY Edward Glazarev
Thursday, September 9th 2010, 4:00 AM

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Travel insurance companies, such as On Call International, have emergency helicopters at the ready to evacuate injured tourists.

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“We manage nearly 7,000 medical cases and 1,500 medical evacuations every year,” said Michael Kelly, president and CEO of On Call International, one of many companies providing medical, security and travel assistance for business and leisure travelers.

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“She and her family were able to focus on her long-term recovery rather than the financial hardship of paying $25,000 for an air ambulance had On Call not been by her side,” said Kelly, a Manhattan College graduate who founded the company in 1995 after beginning his career with American Express.

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Kelly, Michael [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Sep 8 2010 4:03 PM

JOBIT: D’Alba, Francis J. [MC???? RIP]


Francis J. D’Alba

Francis J. D’Alba, 86, (born on Labor Day, 1924) beloved husband of Irene M. Brenish, formerly of Yonkers, N.Y. and Erie, Pa., passed away on Labor Day, September 6, 2010 at the Bridgeview Center, Ormond Beach, Fla.

A hardworking, good-hearted man, Frank enjoyed a well balanced life as a husband of 62 years, a father, a Civil Engineer and an avid golfer and gardener. Frank was born in Yonkers, N.Y. where he graduated from Roosevelt High School. He attended Manhattan College and was a graduate of Cornell University where he received a BS degree in Civil Engineering. He served in the United States Navy, during World War II and the Korean conflict and retired as a Lieutenant JG as Public Works Officer in Yorktown, Virginia.

Mr. D’Alba served as Executive Director of the Yonkers Parking Authority and earlier as a senior civil engineer in the Department of Civil Defense of New York City. He later joined the consulting engineering firm of Urban Engineers, Inc., where he served as Vice President of Urban Engineers of Erie and John H. Robinson Testing for 22 years prior to his retirement in 1991.

In retirement, he and his wife relocated to Ormond Beach where as members of the Oceanside Country Club, they enjoyed the pleasure and camaraderie of their neighbors and friends. Frank was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church and was a dedicated member of the Lions Club for over 50 years. He was honored as the Ormond Beach Lion of the Year and was recipient of the Lions Club International Foundations highest award, named after Melvin Jones the clubs founder.

He is survived by his loving wife Irene, his brother Edward J.,two sons; Edward M. and Joseph J., and daughter Alice Marie Garbacz, and three grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday Sept. 11, 2010 at the St. Brendan Catholic Church. His Family will receive friends Friday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Haigh-Black Funeral Home, 167 Vining Court, Ormond Beach. Interment will be Monday at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The American Cancer Society .

Published in the Erie Times-News on September 9, 2010


D’Alba, Francis J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/j5rY



Francis J. D’Alba is not listed in the Alumni directories.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated. OK, we'll have to ask the readership for help.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Sep 9 2010 8:47 AM
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JFOUND: Konstas, Demetrios [MC????]


Demetrios Konstas
Class of 2012
Hometown: Tampa
Undergraduate Degree: Manhattan College

Demetrios graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tampa. As a student he participated in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Student Chapter, the Pen and Sword Honor Society, the Manhattan College Rugby Club and was a Resident Assistant. He has volunteered as a camp counselor at St. Stephens Summer Camp, Paint your Heart Out Tampa Bay and the Great American Teach-In. Prior to entering medical school Demetrios worked as a boiler engineer at Big Bend Station for Tampa Electric. Though his previous background is in engineering, he is eager to work directly with people, rather than pieces of equipment. Demetrios said he was drawn to the FSU College of Medicine because of its focus on patient-centered medicine and its mission to help the underserved communities of Florida.

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Konstas, Demetrios [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Sep 9 2010 8:57 AM

JAUDIO: Petrone, Louis S. [MC1957] Key West Lou’s Legal Hour Fridays 10AM


10AM The KW Lou Legal Hour Lou Petrone F


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[JR: Have to listen live; no podcast for delayed enjoyment. Yet?]

Petrone, Louis S. [MC1957]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Sep 9 2010 12:04 PM

JLINKEDIN: DeVito, Stephen [MC2003] Officer at Government


DeVito, Stephen [MC2003]
Officer at Government
Phoenix, Arizona Area
Aviation & Aerospace

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    * Posted on: Thu, Sep 9 2010 2:42 PM

JCARTOON: Breen, Jerry (MC1971) Obama’s mysterious birth certificate

John: Here’s my latest political cartoon, on the subject of Obama’s mysterious birth certificate. It refers, of course, to Cheech Marin’s 1980′s film, “Born in East L.A.” At the time, Reagan was President, and Cheech’s character knew the President was “that cowboy actor” but he named the wrong one. I’ll send more when i get some more ideas. Thanks again, Jerry Breen http://www.newbreen.com/caricatures.html

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Breen, Jerry (MC1971)

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    * Posted on: Fri, Sep 10 2010 12:06 AM

JOBIT: Mc Carthy, Thomas J. [MC???? RIP]


Thomas J. Mc Carthy
(Asbury Park Press)


Thomas J. Mc Carthy, 76, of Jackson, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

He was born in New York City and moved to Jackson in 1962. A son of Irish immigrants, he worked at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York City for 37 years and retired in 1996 as a Vice President of Real Estate and Property Management. Mr. McCarthy was a communicant of the Church of St. Veronica, Howell. Tom was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School, Manhattan College and received his M.B.A. from Baruch College. He served on the Jackson Planning Board, was a CCD teacher at St. Veronica’s Parish, a coach at Holbrook Little League, Jackson, a board member of the New York Association of the Blind and the 23rd Street YMCA. In addition, he was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6201, Jackson.

Tom loved his family, his many friends, the Yankees, movies and literature. He maintained his dignity and sense of humor while combating the effects of Parkinson’s disease. He will always be remembered as a great example of a loving husband and father.

Tom was predeceased by his parents, John and Nora McCarthy; and his siblings, John and Mary. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Claire; his very much beloved children, including sons, Thomas and wife Joy, and Brian and wife Brenda; his daughters, Kathi Amen and husband Mark, Patti, Kerry and partner Bernadette Hanlon, and Mary Elizabeth; and his nine grandchildren, Justin, Casey, Erin, Thomas, Kelly, Max, Sammi, Madison and Jake who brought great joy to his life.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at the George S. Hassler Funeral Home, 980 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson. A funeral gathering will be offered at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the funeral home. His Funeral Liturgy will follow at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Veronica, 4215 Route 9 North, Howell. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Honey Locust Drive, Lakewood. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. McCarthy to the Church of St. Veronica or to the American Cancer Society , 1035 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753 and would greatly be appreciated. For directions and further information, please visit www.hasslerfuneralhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on September 10, 2010


Mc Carthy, Thomas J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/QTrb

    * Posted on: Fri, Sep 10 2010 9:23 AM



September 9, 2010

Manhattan College Graduates Gain Great Returns On Their Investments As Cited By Top Business Publications

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – In an economy where college tuition rates are rising, Manhattan College is emerging as a leader in producing successful graduates, while delivering value on one’s investment. Two recent surveys conducted by Bloomberg Businessweek/PayScale.com and CNNMoney.com/PayScale.com placed the value of a Manhattan College education among the top ranking colleges and universities in the nation.

According to CNNMoney.com/PayScale.com’s 2010-2011 College Salary report, Manhattan College ranked 30th out of 999 schools in the mid-career median salary category. The report demonstrated how the median salary of Manhattan College alumni nearly doubled from entry level to mid-career ($55,300 to $105,000).

The starting salary employee information was compiled from full-time employees who had five years of experience or less in their career. Whereas, the mid-career figures came from employees with at least 10 years of experience in their field.

The Bloomberg Businessweek/PayScale.com analysis (Which Colleges Are Worth Your Investment? survey) indicated a high return on investment for a Manhattan College education. Manhattan ranked 37th out of 554 schools surveyed, with a 30-year net return on investment in excess of $1 million.

“At a time when students and their families are rightly asking tough questions about the value of a college education, these surveys confirm the remarkable success of Manhattan College in preparing students for productive and rewarding careers,” said Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College. “We are proud of our long tradition of combining a broad liberal arts education with excellent preparation for the professions. It is good to see such tangible proof of a phrase often uttered by our alumni, ‘Manhattan College puts people to work.’”

Earlier this summer, Manhattan College was also listed on Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges 2010 list as No. 149 out of 610 of the best public and private colleges and universities from the student’s point of view. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report named Manhattan College the No. 17 regional university in the North for the second year in a row in its annual America’s Best Colleges survey.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Sep 10 2010 12:40 PM

JHQ: New Seamless MBA Program For Undergraduates


September 9, 2010

Manhattan College Announces New Seamless MBA Program For Undergraduates

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Starting in fall of 2011, Manhattan College’s school of business will introduce a new graduate M.B.A. program for qualified Manhattan students. The program will facilitate undergraduate students the opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s degree and an M.B.A. in five years.

“Manhattan College is dedicated to advancing the education of our students,” said Salwa Ammar, Ph.D., dean of Manhattan College’s business school. “We are excited by the approval of the new M.B.A. program and motivated to continue the College’s long tradition of excellence in accounting and business education.”

The University of the State of New York approved the 36-credit M.B.A. on Aug. 19, 2010, and also confirmed that the degree meets the state’s educational requirements for the CPA (Certified Public Accountancy) license. The new M.B.A. program is designed to increase students’ awareness of the multifunctional aspects of business and enhance their ability to integrate business knowledge in decision-making.

In addition to the 36-credit requirement, undergraduate candidates for the M.B.A. program will be required to take prerequisites and foundation requirements typically fulfilled in the undergraduate business and accounting majors. The business school is in the process of finalizing all courses and admission details for the new program and is encouraging any interested students to contact the school at (718) 862-7141 or e-mail: admit@manhattan.edu. Academic performance, leadership qualities and the ability to complete the program are a few of the requirements undergraduates should meet.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Sep 10 2010 12:42 PM

JLINKEDIN: Decker, Susan [MC1979] Education Management Professional


Decker, Susan [MC1979]
Education Management Professional
Greater New York City Area
Education Management

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    * Posted on: Fri, Sep 10 2010 3:06 PM

JNEWS: O’Connell, Heather [MC2002] @ Maui Prep


Maui Prep welcomes new teachers
POSTED: September 9, 2010

NAPILI — Maui Preparatory Academy welcomed two new teachers — Heather O’Connell and Andrew O’Riordan — for the 2010-11 school year.

A math and science teacher, O’Connell’s fascination with the intricacies of the human body led her to pursue biochemistry and earn her bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College in 2002. After analyzing pharmaceuticals for Pfizer and conducting sleep research with Weill Cornell Medical College, she returned to school and received her Master’s Degree in Education from Pace University in 2007.

She then worked at a small private school in Westchester County, New York, where she taught both middle school and high school science.

Her commitment to community service, both locally and internationally, guided her to found a Habitat for Humanity club and travel to Nicaragua with a group of students to build homes for the community.

Now, her adventurous spirit has transported her to Maui, where she looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm for science with students while exploring the vast terrain and plant life here on Maui.

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O’Connell, Heather [MC2002]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Sep 10 2010 4:23 PM

JFOUND: Green, Russell [MC????] new captain 45th Precinct


Co-op City News
A Bronx News publication: www.bxnews.net
Thursday, September 9, 2010
New Capt wants to work with community to fight crime
By Michael Horowitz

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The 45th Precinct has a new captain who prides himself on his community-mindedness. At the age of 36, he may be the youngest captain the local precinct has ever had.

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Capt. Green, who has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Manhattan College, is married and has a 2-year-old daughter. He is a 14-year veteran of the NYPD.

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Green, Russell [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Sep 10 2010 5:18 PM

JNEWS: Coaching is a family affair


St. Catharine gets a new coach with a familiar face
Last Updated: 12:38 AM, September 10, 2010
Posted: 12:34 AM, September 10, 2010

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Alessandra Rosso, who led the Crusaders to the last two CHSAA Bronx/Westchester and Archdiocesan titles, has taken over the program’s reins from older sister Melissa. At 18, Rosso, who was a Post All-City second team selection last year, is probably the youngest coach in New York City. Melissa, who stepped down after graduating from Manhattan College and getting a full-time job, will stay on as an assistant.

Rosso, now a student at Manhattan College, says that she has already had people in the school mistake her for a senior like she was last year. But the oddest thing will be coaching seniors Amarilda Shkoza and Octavia Paylor, girls she has been playing volleyball with since fourth grade.

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Rosso’s coaching debut was almost put on hold in July when doctors found a tumor on her hip bone. Luckily, it was diagnosed as benign, but the subsequent surgery has forced her to use crutches to get around the last eight weeks. That has been difficult considering she’s taking classes at Manhattan and schlepping to St. Catharine every day for practice. Rosso said the players have been there for her every step of the way.

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Rosso, Alessandra [MC????]

Rosso, Melissa [MC2010?]

[JR: Now that’s a tale of two powerful Jasper women. Talk about women’s lib. Guess they can face down any challenge. What’s a little tumor! I’m in awe of these fellow alums.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Sep 11 2010 6:20 AM

JLINKEDIN: Kessler, Bill [MC1989] Operations Manager at Con Ed


Kessler, Bill [MC1989]
Operations Manager at Con Ed
Greater New York City Area

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    * Posted on: Sat, Sep 11 2010 2:27 PM

MFound: 2,977 flags on the Quad


“What are #highereds doing for 9/11 commemorations? Manhattan College students placed 2,977 flags in quad to honor victims & 20 alumni.”

–by micheleherrmann (micheleherrmann)

from “manhattan college” -marymount -”marymount manhattan college” -”borough of manhattan college” – Twitter Search

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    * Posted on: Sat, Sep 11 2010 3:56 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Sep 11 2010 6:37 PM

ENDNOTE: Social contract translates to more Gooferment


Joblessness is a ‘pervasive failure’ of US economy, Catholic bishop says

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Washington D.C., Aug 24, 2010 / 08:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In anticipation of Labor Day, Bishop William Murphy has lamented joblessness as a “pervasive” economic failure which deprives workers of a key source of self-support and fulfillment. He called for a new “social contract” to honor work, to provide more jobs, to strengthen families and to secure just wages for workers.

The Bishop of Rockville Centre, New York, Murphy chairs the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. The bishop issued the statement in his role as committee chair.

“Many millions are jobless or have a family member or friend who is among the fifteen million unemployed or the additional eleven million workers who only can find part time work,” Bishop Murphy commented. “Far too many have been unemployed for months, some even years. This is a pervasive failure of our economy today.”

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[JR: With all due respect, the good bishop is being had by the Gooferment. When the Church "allowed" the King to print money, they allowed the Gooferment, its politicians, and its bureaucrats to rob the wealth produced by honest labor. I've made no bones that the Church's abuse problem has allow the Gooferment to enslave the people by muting the institution that should be champion of the downtrodden. Where's Zorro when you need him? The King has enslaved the people with a multi-prong assault: (1) fiat currency frees it from fiscal restraint; (2) "public education" dumbs society down frees it from voter restraints; (3) the drug war allows it to oppress people while militarizing the police; (4) expanding the dole allows it to make people dependent upon Gooferment; and (5) tax law and regulation allows them to reward their friends and punish the enemies.]

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