JASPER JOTTINGS Week 40 - 2010 Oct 03 (Revision 1)

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




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POSITRACTION: Event on the banks of the “River of the Holy Spirit” on 03 Oct


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Today marks exactly 40 days before Election Day. Organized prayer campaigns have sprouted up across the country using the biblical 40 days as a time to fast and pray – to pray that God will guide the conscience and hearts of voters this November.

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P.S. The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe was built in La Crosse, WI, which sits on the banks of the Mississippi River. Little known to most Americans, the mighty Mississippi was originally called Río del Espíritu Santo (“River of the Holy Spirit”), and later explored by Fr. Jacques Marquette who proposed calling it the River of the Immaculate Conception. How fitting then that this beautiful Shrine dedicated to the Patroness of all the Americas would be located so close to this mighty river.

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[JR: We certainly need voters with a consciences. And, I didn’t know the original name of the Mississippi. Given it’s size, it certainly would have been an appropriate name. I’m sure “The King” Gooferment wants dumb voters and would like to wipe religion and conscience from its serfs. Maybe a Wisconsin Jasper can represent us on the banks of the “River of the Holy Spirit”?]

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JEMAIL: Lopez, Fred (MC1987) still seeking Fernandez, Andrea Elinor [MC1986?]

On Sep 26, 2010, at 9:25 AM, Lopez, Fred (MC1987) wrote:

Was curious if any of my fellow alumni, might have heard anything? Over the years, it’s so easy to loose track of people. Her name came up in a conversation of people from that class if any word surfaced on Andrea Fernandez. Business major. Rumors speculate that she is now married?

… last name …maybe …card? …any hope…

Just politely asking among friends.
Lopez, Fred (MC1987)

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[JR: Sorry, no response from the earlier posting. Frustrating to lose people. That's why the Ivies' system of staying connected is so impressive.]

Lopez, Fred (MC1987)

Fernandez, Andrea Elinor [MC1986?]

[NB: Two emails merged into one; editorial license.]

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JLINKEDIN: Connors, James G. “Jim” [MC1983] NE Vertical Sales Mgr at Ilapak


Connors, Jim [MC????]
Northeast Vertical Sales Manager at Ilapak
Lancaster, Pennsylvania Area
Packaging and Containers

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I believe that James (Jim) G. Connors is a member of the class of 1983.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Connors, James G. “Jim” [MC1983]

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JEMAIL: Baker, Dick (MC1952) reports a “best in memory” retreat

September 26, 2010

Mega kudos to Ed McEneney, his brother, Mike and the committee who organized and planned the retreat that concluded today.

The attendees who have come to these retreats regularly agreed that this was the best one in their memory. The speakers were outstanding.

My son, Steve (’88-Business School) and I attended.  

We both agreed that it was a very successful and inspiring weekend.

Good going, Guys.

Dick Baker (’52 Business School)

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[JR: No wonder the research desk in virtual jasper jottings newsroom was empty. (As well as all the all the others, except for the CIC which is almost always "on the air".) I'm truly glad that the cohort attending had a "best in memory", but the readership may wonder about those memories. Perhaps we'll need objective evidence. What would that metric be? Number of prayers per hour. Laughs per minute (a laugh is a form of prayer). Or as one Theologian, who taught injineers, said the number of minutes to empty the room at the end of class. lim f(x)|t→0 =1/∞ and ∂f/∂t=∞ L'Hôpital's rule is in there somewhere, but my memory is fading too. Thanks for the report. Content is always "thin" here at the newsroom.]  

Baker, Dick (MC1952)

Baker, Steve [MC1988]

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR:Yeah, I know the injineer jokes are lame, but you do better! Always room in Jasper Jottings for anyone's original content.]

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JEMAIL: Pirone, Thomas (MC1987) alum dir wrong? Impossible n’est pas français!

I graduated Manhattan College with a B.E.E.E in May of 1987.


Thank you,
Thomas Pirone
43 Baker Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

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Pirone, Thomas (MC1987)

[JR: I'm "shocked" ("I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!" Captain Renault in Casablanca) the alumni directories could be wrong? Impossible n'est pas français.]

[JR: it would be a great idea if Jasper Pirone's classmates and friends put comments on the page in support of his candidacy. I did. And, like Betty White, he can get to host SNL.]

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Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 6:27 AM
To: Pirone, Thomas (MC????)
Subject: Class year? Not in alum directories.

Dear fellow Jasper Tom: What was your Class year? I’ve posted about your primary and now general election run in Jasper Jottings. Thanks, fjohn68

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John, I was unable to any listing of Thomas Pirone in the Alumni directories. Ed

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JNEWS: Babka, Jeff [MC1981] CFO of Vibrant


September 27, 2010 12:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Vibrant Names Jeff Babka Chief Financial Officer
One of Industry’s Top Financial Executives

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jeff Babka has been named Chief Financial Officer of Vibrant, the global leader in contextual advertising, it was announced today by Doug Stevenson co-founder and CEO of Vibrant.

In making the announcement, Stevenson said, “I am pleased to have an esteemed financial pro like Jeff Babka working with us as Vibrant expands and grows. Jeff has a great track record and is one of the top CFOs in the tech and telecom sectors. The experience he brings to Vibrant in financial management for both public and private companies will be integral to our success in the next phase of our evolution.”

Babka said,”Vibrant is a great company with exciting prospects. I look forward to working with Doug and the talented team at Vibrant as we bring the company to the next level.” Most recently, Jeff was CFO of Sophos, a global IT Security company based in Oxford, UK. Under Jeff’s direction, Sophos was on path to complete its IPO when, within weeks of filing its F-1 with the SEC when the company was acquired by Apax Partners in a transaction valuing it in excess of $830 million. Prior to joining Sophos, Jeff was Senior Vice President and CFO of NeuStar, Inc., where he led the company’s efforts in support of its $700 million Initial Public Offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange on June 29, 2005, and $700 million follow-on offering in December 2005. In December 2005, NeuStar was awarded “IPO of the Year” by International Financing Review and Renaissance Capital.

Deric Emry, General Partner at ABS Capital Partners, Vibrant’s largest outside investor, and someone who worked with Babka at NeuStar, added, “Jeff is one of the best CFOs I know. He’s fantastic. His track record is impressive with extraordinary standing in the business community. Vibrant has been waiting for a CFO like Jeff, who is joining an already world-class management team.”

Jeff Babka’s career includes a wide variety of financial and operational management and executive positions, including a long tenure at AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and Concert. Just prior to joining NeuStar, he was Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Indus International, a publicly-held service delivery management software company, where he led the Indus team on two acquisitions and the raising of $40 million in new investor financing while executing a financial turnaround.

Jeff is a Magna cum Laude graduate of the University of Dayton, and obtained his MBA from Manhattan College. He is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program, and obtained CPA certification in Ohio in 1974.

In 2006, he was the recipient of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Public Company CFO of the Year Award.

About Vibrant

Vibrant (www.vibrantmedia.com) is a world leader in contextual technology aligning billions of words across the Internet with relevant video, information, tools, and advertising. With over 4,500 premium publishers, reaching more than 170 million unique users per month (comScore, July 2010), Vibrant gives top brand marketers the opportunity to deliver highly targeted advertisements within premium Web content and offers publishers premium editorial tools to re-circulate users throughout their websites. Vibrant works with top brand advertisers such as Microsoft, Unilever, Warner Bros and AT&T. The company was founded in 2000 and has offices in London, New York, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, Hamburg, Munich and Dusseldorf. Vibrant’s rapid growth has been recognized by the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 50 lists. For more information, visit: www.vibrantmedia.com or www.hyperlinkevolved.com or www.facebook.com/vibrantmedia or http://twitter.com/vibrantmedia.

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Babka, Jeff [MC????]

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I believe that Jeffrey (Jeff) A. Babka is a member of the class of 1981.


PS Mike is off line; his computer is down.

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated. As long as it's just his computer. He'll have get a replacement for that TRS80. :-) Maybe update to Amiga.]

Babka, Jeff [MC1981]

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JOBIT: Braun, Herbert A. [MC1953 RIP]

27 September 2010


Obituaries: Herbert Braun of Raritan Twp., had worked at Brooklyn Navy Yard
Published: Monday, September 27, 2010, 11:05 AM Updated: Monday, September 27, 2010, 11:08 AM
Hunterdon County Democrat Hunterdon County Democrat

RARITAN TWP. — Herbert A. Braun died on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 in the Hunterdon Care Center, Raritan Township. He was 78.

Born in Jersey City on Oct. 26, 1931, a son of Augustus and Pauline Gassman Braun, he had formerly lived in Ocean City prior to moving to Raritan Township in 1990.

A graduate of Manhattan College with a B.S. in physics, Mr. Braun formerly worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and later for many years owned and operated newspaper routes.

He was a Communicant of St. Magdalen Catholic Church, Flemington.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Mione Braun; a daughter, Barbara Stankowitz of Rosemont; four sons, Raymond Braun of Doylestown, Pa., Richard Braun of Hawthorne, Paul Braun of Freehold and George Braun of Sussex; and 13 grandchildren.

Services: Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. in St. Magdalen Church, 105 Mine St., Flemington. Interment following in St. Magdalen Cemetery, North Main Street, Flemington. Calling hours Wednesday, Sept. 29, 7-9 p.m. in the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Flemington.

Visit www.holcombefisher.com for further information or to send condolences.


Braun, Herbert A. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/ZF0g



I believe Herbert (Herb) A. Braun is a member of the class of 1953.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Braun, Herbert A. [MC1953 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Bhagat, Alpa (MC????) Realtor Asc at Gloria Nilson GMAC RE


27 September 2010

Bhagat, Alpa (MC????)
Realtor Associate at Gloria Nilson GMAC Real Estate
Greater New York City Area
Real Estate

Twitter: alpab

Summary: Whether you are buying, or selling, I will protect your interests and be sure you get the very best results possible. I have always believed that there is no substitute for Honesty, Integrity, Sincerity and Commitment to clients. I have an unequalled passion for the business and put my heart into each and every deal. Commitment, Professionalism, Knowledge and Experience are just a few of the qualities that I bring to your advantage in any real estate transaction.

Specialties: Single Family Homes, Town homes, Condos, New Consruction, Relocation, Multi Family, Adult Communities

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I did not find Alpa Bhaagat name listed in Alumni directories.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated. We'll have to see if she responds to my email.]

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JFOUND: Barone, Sam [MC1965] “Dawn Of Empire”


Dawn Of Empire – Sam Barone
Posted by CoolLion at 10:06 AM

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Sam Barone is an American historical novelist with novels centered on early Antiquity. He attended Manhattan College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1965, with a major in Psychology and a minor in History.

Dawn of Empire. The first novel in the Eskkar Saga, this book describes the struggle to build mankind’s first walled city, and the fight to defend it. Action packed, the love story of Eskkar and the slave girl Trella is set against the background of a barbarian invasion.

Former software designer Barone sets his entertaining debut novel in Mesopotamia at the dawn of civilization. The nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes, who in 2500 B.C.E. still dominate the fertile valley between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, are agitated at encroaching gentrification. Barbarian chieftain Thutmose-sin announces that Orak, the agricultural “great village” of 2,000 people nestled along the banks of the Tigris, “defies our way of life” and must be destroyed. Instead of fleeing the fearsome barbarian warriors who have never been defeated by “dirt eaters,” the citizens of Orak stay and fight. They’re led by a former barbarian, Eskkar, and his young slave mistress, Trella, who is wise beyond her years and station. The apocalyptic battle that ensues will determine which culture—that of the nomad or the villager—will prevail. Barone’s characters are engaging enough, if not fully realized, and the action is fast-paced, if sometimes predictable. The combat scenes, gritty and bloody, are especially vivid. Equal parts history lesson, love story and war saga, Barone’s first historical will have readers turning pages.


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Barone, Sam [MC1965]

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JOBIT: Hemsing, Genevieve Rita [MC1992 RIP]


Genevieve Rita Hemsing

Genevieve Rita Hemsing of Montrose, NY died September 25, 2010 at age 66.

Born August 22, 1944 in Brooklyn, NY to James and Mary (Maguire) Walsh. Genevieve received her Bachelors from Manhattan College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She was a member of the Catholic Kolping Society.

Survived by her beloved husband Robert, loving children Kathleen Fucheck (husband Gregory) and Robert J. Hemsing (wife Anne), cherished grandchildren Margaret, Gregory, Thomas, Allison, Jillian and Robert and a caring brother John Walsh (wife Judy). Predeceased by her brother James.

Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9PM at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home 170 Kings Ferry Road in Montrose. Funeral Mass Wednesday at St. Christophers Church followed by an interment at St. Patricks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Genevieve’s name can be made to the Catholic Kolping Society of New York. www.kolping.org


Hemsing, Genevieve Rita [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/Kwm3



I believe Genevieve R. Hemsing is a member of the class of 1992.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.] 

Hemsing, Genevieve Rita [MC1992 RIP]

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I spoke to Mike.
He confirms that Alumni spouses circa 80’s/90’s could take classes in the School of General Studies headed up by a great man Dean. Chambers.
He believes all the spouses were on scholarships.  He thought that many of the classes were at night.

[JR: Wow, that's a bit of living history. :-)  I never knew that.]

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JLINKEDIN: Martin, Lynn [MC1998] COO at NYSE Liffe US


Martin, Lynn [MC1998]
Chief Operating Officer at NYSE Liffe US
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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JHQ: MCKIT came by US (snail) Mail

No link to the content either in the publication or the website. I’ll run my copy through the scanner tonight. (Sigh!) Some of the content is dated in that the events have passed. (Sigh! Squared!!)

[JR: Misplaced and forgot it. I'll do better next time.]

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JLINKEDIN: Figueiredo, Maria [MC1997] HR Manager at Norwalk Hospital


Figueiredo, Maria [MC1997]
HR Manager at Norwalk Hospital
Greater New York City Area
Consumer Electronics

Summary: HR professional who has been described by her client groups as “professional” and “approachable” as well as having “a great knowledge of HR” and “managerial courage when dealing with issues”. Experience in supporting a consumer sales organization on both the direct and indirect sales side with employees ranging from stock clerks to SVP’s.

Specialties: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet applications and several HRIS systems such as Taleo, ABRA and PeopleSoft. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

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JOBIT: McGeady, Bernard X. “Mac” [MC1949 RIP]

29 Sept 2010


Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Bernard X. “Mac” McGeady, 85

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Bernard X. “Mac” McGeady, 85, of Westport, husband of the late Lee (O’Connor) McGeady, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28 at The Watermark, 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport, surrounded by his family.

Mr. McGeady was born Feb. 23, 1925 in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Bernard and Sarah (O’Donnell) McGeady and has been a resident of Westport 58 years.

He was a founding partner in the law firm of Toren, McGeady and Associates P.C. in New York City, retiring in 2008.

Mr. McGeady received his undergraduate degree in Engineering from Manhattan College and his Masters in Engineering from New York University. He went on to earn a law degree from St. John’s University

Mr. McGeady was a member of the New York Bar Association and was licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent Office.

Mr. McGeady was an avid Boston College football fan and a 60-year member of Assumption Church where he served for 40 years as a lector.

Mr. McGeady is a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served in the battle in northern France with the 262nd infantry, 66th division and receiving the Combat Infantry Badge on Feb. 14, 1945.

Mr. McGeady was predeceased on July 16, 2009, by his wife, Lee, of 59 years. He was also predeceased by an infant daughter, Kathleen, his brother John McGeady and sisters Agnes McLaughlin and Mary Tully.

He is survived by three daughters, Meg Sagendorf and her husband Brad of Shelton; Elizabeth O’Brien and her husband Christopher of Greenwich; Leona Yin and her husband Daniel of Westport; three sons, Brian O. McGeady and his wife Diane of Fairfield; Richard H. McGeady and his wife Mary, of Fairfield; Kieran F. McGeady of Allen, Texas, 16 grandchildren, Martin and Nora Sagendorf, Sean, Kyle and Megan McGeady, Harrison, Molly, Patrick, Brenna, and Riley McGeady, Connor and Rory O’Brien, Claire, Emily, Charlotte, and Liam Yin, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends in the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, Westport on Thursday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral Friday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. meeting directly at Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Ave., Westport for a Mass of Christian Burial.

Interment with full military honors will follow in Assumption Cemetery, Greens Farms.

Contributions in memory of Mr. McGeady may be made to Assumption Church.

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McGeady, Bernard X. “Mac” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/YzSj



I believe that Bernard X, “Mac” McGeady is a member of the class of 1949.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

McGeady, Bernard X. “Mac” [MC1949 RIP]

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JOBIT: Harvey, John “Jack” F. [MC???? RIP]

30 September 2010


John F. Harvey
(Home News Tribune)

John “Jack” F. Harvey passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 after following a brief hospitalization. Born in Mount Vernon, Vernon, NY, he survived 35 missions while serving in the US Army Air Corps and graduated from Manhattan College. A NJ resident since 1965, he most recently resided in Monroe Twp., NJ. He enjoyed a successful career in the shipping and transportation industry. He was a communicant of the Church of the Nativity, served on the executive board of the BSA (central NJ Council), was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.

He was predeceased by his parents, Mary and John, as well as his brother, William. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Elizabeth and four children, William, Catherine, and Paul Harvey, and Elizabeth Tallmadge; eight grandchildren, four great granddaughters and a sister, Patricia Clennon, as well as many wonderful friends.

Services will be Friday, October 1, 2010, 8:30 AM from the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street, Somerset, NJ, followed by a 9:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Matthias RC Church in Somerset. Private Military Burial will follow. Visitation is Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: 58th Bomb Wing Memorial New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Rd. Windsor Locks, CT 06096 or Masses at Catholic Church of ones choice.

Published in Home News Tribune on September 30, 2010


Harvey, John “Jack” F. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/7K0X



John F. Harvey is not listed in the Alumni Directory.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Morrow, Sr. Mary Jean [MC1940 RIP]

30 September 2010


February 14, 1913 – September 29, 2010
New Windsor, NY

Sr. Mary Jean Morrow, of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, New Windsor, entered into rest on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Mount St. Joseph Convent, New Windsor. She was 97.

Daughter of the late Patrick J. and Hannah Casey Morrow, she was born on February 14, 1913 in New York City.

She entered religious life on September 8, 1929 at Mount St. Joseph in New Windsor; professed her first vows on April 22, 1932 and final vows on April 25, 1935. Sister received a Bachelors Degree in Latin from Manhattan College in 1940 and her Masters in Education from Fordham University in 1946.

Sr. Mary Jean’s teaching ministry included, Mount St. Joseph Academy in 1932; St. Michael’s Elementary School, Manhattan, 1932-1933; St. Michael’s High School, 1933-1970; John S. Burke High School, Goshen, 1970-1971; St. Jude’s School, Manhattan, 1971-1977. In 1977 she retired to Mt. St. Joseph where she served her congregation as Medical Secretary in the Finance Office until 1999.

Survivors include her nephew, Dr. Gerald Morrow and his wife, Zyla of Bethlehem, PA; niece, Elizabeth Selfridge and her husband, Barrett of Floral Park, NY; and many other nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 3:30 7 p.m. on Friday, October 1 at the Mount St. Joseph Chapel, 64 Presentation Way, New Windsor. A prayer service will take place at 6:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 2 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 are under the direction of Brooks Funeral Home, www.BrooksFH.com or (845) 561-8300.


Morrow, Sr. Mary Jean [MC1940 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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JLINKEDIN: Stine, Michele [MC1978] Asst Bus Mgr at Douglas Elliman Prop Mgmt


Stine, Michele [MC1978]
Assistant Business Manager at The ElDorado, Douglas Elliman Property Management
Greater New York City Area
Real Estate

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MFOUND: To name few most admirable options


Top Options We Want To Recommend

United States is a cluster of most respectable educational hubs and this is evident from the fact that millions of students are registered with various universities and colleges every year. Keeping this in mind, it becomes essential at this moment to name few most admirable options existing in the form of US universities. Thus, you can choose amongst Harvard University, Stanford University, Barry University, Boston University, Manhattan College and Claremont Graduate University.

It is recommended to take a worthy decision by referring to all good sources available in your hands. After all, this decision is going to underpin your march towards a successful career.

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[JR: Stunningly surprised. Why wasn't MC further forward?]

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JNEWS: Gill-Charest, Katherine [MC1986] Controller of Viacom



James W. Barge Named Chief Financial Officer of Viacom; Katherine Gill-Charest Named Controller

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NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — James W. Barge has been named Chief Financial Officer of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), it was announced today by Thomas E. Dooley, Viacom’s Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Mr. Barge, who previously served as Executive Vice President, Controller, Tax and Treasury for the Company, succeeds Mr. Dooley, who has served as Viacom’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2007.

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Mr. Dooley also announced the appointment of Katherine Gill-Charest to the post of Senior Vice President and Controller for Viacom. In this role, she will have direct responsibility for the financial reporting, accounting and financial compliance activities of Viacom and its subsidiaries. Ms. Gill-Charest, 46, has been Vice President and Deputy Controller of Viacom since June 2007. She will report to Mr. Barge.

Both positions are effective October 1, 2010.

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Mr. Dooley continued, “Kathy’s promotion to Controller is a great example of the deep bench strength we have built at Viacom. She is an accomplished finance executive with proven technical expertise as well as a broad understanding of the media business. Kathy has greatly improved the efficiency of our financial reporting processes and I look forward to the many contributions to Viacom’s success that she and Jimmy will make in the future.”

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Ms. Gill-Charest was the Chief Accounting Officer of WPP Group prior to joining Viacom. She also served as the Vice President and Worldwide Controller of Young & Rubicam Inc. prior to its acquisition by WPP. Ms. Gill-Charest previously held roles in financial reporting and accounting policy at Time Warner Inc. and NYNEX Corporation, and she worked in the audit practice of Price Waterhouse.

Ms. Gill-Charest holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Manhattan College, where she graduated summa cum laude. She is a New York State Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of CPAs.

About Viacom

Viacom, consisting of BET Networks, MTV Networks and Paramount Pictures, is the world’s leading entertainment content company. It engages audiences on television, motion picture and digital platforms through many of the world’s best known entertainment brands, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Palladia, Logo, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, BET, CENTRIC, Rock Band, AddictingGames, Atom, Neopets, Shockwave and Paramount Pictures. Viacom’s global reach includes approximately 170 channels and 500 digital media properties in more than 160 countries and territories.

For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com.

SOURCE Viacom Inc.

Viacom Inc.

CONTACT: Media, Kelly McAndrew, +1-212-846-7455, Kelly.mcandrew@viacom.com or Investors, James Bombassei, +1-212-258-6377, james.bombassei@viacom.com

Web Site: http://www.viacom.com

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Gill-Charest, Katherine [MC????]

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I believe Katherine Gill-Charest is a member of the class of 1986.


p.s., I’m going to Cape Card for the weekend. I will be off line from 10AM Friday until 8:00PM Sunday.

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Gill-Charest, Katherine [MC1986]

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JLINKEDIN: Roche, Bob [MC1986] Product Manager at Hamamatsu


Roche, Bob [MC1986]
Product Manager at Hamamatsu
Greater New York City Area

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JHQ: Connolly, John P. [MC1973] National Academy of Engineering


September 29, 2010

Former Manhattan College Professor and Alumnus Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Former Manhattan College environmental engineering professor and alumnus, John P. Connolly ’73 and ’75, Ph.D., and senior technical advisor at Anchor QEA, LLC, in Montvale, N.J., was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) earlier this year. Connolly served as a faculty member at Manhattan for 14 years, and holds a B.S. and M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from the College, and a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.

Since NAE election is among the highest professional distinctions an engineer can receive, the school of engineering displays plaques in the William J. Scala Academy room to pay tribute to Manhattan engineers elected to NAE, and Connolly is among 15 other distinguished engineering alumni elected to the NAE. In order to honor Connolly’s election, the College’s school of engineering held a plaque unveiling ceremony this summer. Connolly also presented his research at the ceremony that NAE cited in his election, which was for his development of integrated water-quality models used for remediation and management planning for large, contaminated water bodies.

“Dr. Connolly continues a long line of Manhattan College graduates who have gone on to distinguish themselves in engineering. His work on Hudson River contamination is internationally known and grows out of his education as an environmental engineer at the college,” said Tim J. Ward, Ph.D., P.E., dean of the school of engineering. “The school of engineering and Manhattan College are proud of Dr. Connolly’s election to the National Academy of Engineering, once again demonstrating the potential of a Jasper engineer.”

In addition to his work at Anchor QEA, LLC, an environmental consulting firm, Connolly has conducted research and consulted in the areas of contaminant fate and transport and bioaccumulation. Connolly worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the late 1970’s while pursuing his Ph.D., was a partner at HydroQual, Inc. for five years, and president of Quantitative Environmental Analysis, LLC from 1998 to 2009.

As an environmental engineer, he assisted in the development of the mathematical model used by the United States and Canada as a basis for nutrient control policies in the Lake Erie watershed. Connolly’s successful career has also included: testifying before Congress on contaminated sediment issues, and serving as a Diplomate for the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, the Environmental Engineering Committee of the USEPA Science Advisory Board and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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Connolly, John P. [MC1973]

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JBLOGGER: Callender, Gina (MC2000) appearing at Fort Tryon Park this Sun 10/3


Friday, October 01, 2010

Artist spotting!

Hi all,

I’ll be at the Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park this Sunday 10/3 (11:30am – 6pm)at the Cloisters. Please come on out!

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Callender, Gina (MC2000)

[JR: Go have something "inked". (I believe that's the proper term.) And support your fellow alumni! Cheaper than a tat. (I think).]

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JOBIT: Paris, Paul [MC???? RIP]


September 18, 1949 – September 29, 2010
Newburgh, NY

Msgt. Paul Paris, of Newburgh, entered into rest on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at the Bronx VA Hospital. He was 61.

Son of the late Pablo Paris and Susana Tanco Thompson Paris, he was born on September 18, 1949 in the Bronx, NY. He married Janice Paris on March 13, 1981 in Hampton, VA, who survives at home.

Paul proudly served his country as a Military Police Officer with the U.S. Army for 12 years, before retiring as Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, 105th Security Police. During his 32 years of service Paul received numerous medals and commendations. He was a member of the VFW, Walden, the Happy Hour A.A. Group and a proud member of the 105th Honor Guard. He was a graduate of Samuel Gompers High School and attended the University of Puerto Rico, Long Island University and Manhattan College earning his Bachelor of Science Degree.

Msgt. Paul Paris was a great soldier, father and husband. We his family will miss him very much and cherish the good times. He will always be in our hearts.

In addition to his loving wife, Janice; he is survived by his children: Paul James Paris of Newburgh, Janna Victoria Paris, Shalyn A. Martin and Viola R. Cooper, all of Philadelphia; grandchildren: Ana’j Paris Jackson, Heaven, Autumn, Kaivon, Kahir and Johnnay Cooper; mother-in-law, Viola McAden of Philadelphia; sister-in-law, Vianne Mohr and her husband, Dale of Fayetteville, NC; aunts, Luciana Tanco of the Bronx and Carmen Tanco of Manhattan; a host of cousins from the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and Puerto Rico.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Victoria Paris.

Visitation will be held from 12-2 and 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A funeral service will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening in the funeral home following visitation. Cremation will follow at Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. Burial of cremains will be in Puerto Rico.

Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, NY. To send a personal condolence or for directions, please visit BrooksFH.com or call 845-561-8300.


Paris, Paul [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/W5Zq

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JHQ: MC Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience book sale 10-09


October 1, 2010

Manhattan’s L.O.V.E. to Sponsor Book Sale

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College’s office of campus ministry and social action will be sponsoring a book sale on Saturday, Oct. 9, located in Smith Auditorium from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience (L.O.V.E.) trips scheduled for this upcoming year. The books were donated by a member of the campus community and nearly 1,000 books will be on sale including: recent and class novels, non-fiction books, textbooks and much more.

L.O.V.E. is a service program within the Manhattan College community that strives to provide students with the opportunity to participate in community service and explore what it means to work towards social justice around the world. As a part of the Lasallian tradition, L.O.V.E encourages students to develop relationships with not only their peers but also their surrounding communities whose culture and lifestyles differ from their own. L.O.V.E. seeks to offer students an experience that develops their spiritual and cultural growth through reflection and discussion, and further shape their commitment to social justice in the future.

“The Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience operates primarily on donations from family and friends of participants, local businesses and fundraisers, such as this book sale. All fund raising efforts help subsidize the out of pocket cost for the student participants,” said Jennifer Edwards, Manhattan College coordinator for social action service trips. “This book sale is a great way to advertise the L.O.V.E. program and the students’ commitment to the Lasallian tradition in the local community.”

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JLINKEDIN: McGoldrick, Mary [MC????] VP at DB Advisors


McGoldrick, Mary [MC????]
VP at DB Advisors
Greater New York City Area
Investment Management

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I’m unable to find a listing of Mary McGoldrick in the Alumni Directories.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

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ENDNOTE: O’Connell, Bill (MC1976) creates a litany of misdeeds


Coons vs O’Donnell. Are You Kidding Me?
21 September 2010
O’Connell, Bill (MC1976)

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In the desperate attempt to throw anything and everything they can find at Christine O’Donnell to try to derail her roaring comeback, her critics have gone all the way back to probe who her friends were in high school. High school. If that is a criteria for being unfit for government office, how about these gems:

    * President Barack Obama admitted using marijuana and cocaine in high school, but he is fit to be the chief law enforcement officer of the United States
    * Vice President Joe Biden committed plagiarism and had to drop out of the 1988 Presidential race, but he is fit to be the “experienced statesman” to balance the Obama-Biden team
    * President Bill Clinton lied under oath to a federal judge to prevent a woman with a legitimate case of sexual harassment from having her day in court.
    * Senator Ted Kennedy left a woman in a submerged car to die rather than doing everything possible to help save her life and his Democratic colleagues called him the “Lion of the Senate”
    * Timothy Geithner oversees the IRS, but didn’t pay his own taxes
    * Charlie Rangel is under investigation for numerous ethics violations including not paying his taxes despite being the former chairman of the Congressional committee that writes the tax laws.
    * Hillary Clinton, not as a high school student but as First Lady, held a séance so she could talk to Eleanor Roosevelt.

Is that enough or should I continue? And these people and their supporters say, Christine O’Donnell is not fit for office? Maybe she should rob a bank so that her resume would be more in line with these icons of the Democrat firmament.

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Don’t forget that Hilary was the mastermind / lynchpin of Whitewater where old minority retirees were cheated out of their life savings and retirement dreams. All legal, of course. And, managed to teflon it off.

Not that the R’s are paragons of virtue. But they are on the outside looking in.

Of course, should they get in, they too will immediately begin corruptly feathering their own nests, rewarding their friends, and punishing their enemies.

Like the USSR, it’s only a matter of time until the USA breaks down into pieces.

Consent of the governed? Secession anyone!

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I don’t know how my name became associated with the item about Christine O’Donnell in the October 3 Jasper Jottings because I did not submit it to you and I certainly do not share the views stated therein. Please publish a retraction exonerating me in the next JJ.

Bill O’Connell,
A.B. 1959

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Sorry. Brain freeze. I springboarded off the blog “Liberty’s Life Line” post of O’Connell, Bill (MC1976). Some how in marking the Class Year, I saw yours. I feel like Colonel Jessep in a few good men a few minutes after he said: “So how is your dad, Danny?” It was a blunder. And, I hope I didn’t cause you any embarrassment.


O’Connell Bill (MC1976)

O’Connell, Bill (MC1959)

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