JASPER JOTTINGS Week 05 - 2011 JAN 30  

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




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Jan 23, 2011 

POSITRACTION: Study by 8 Year Old British Students


December 23rd, 2010 at 8:53 am
Top Science Journal Publishes Study by 8 Year Old British Students

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A group of British children aged between eight and 10 had their school project on bees published by the prestigious Royal Society in a world scientific first, the society said Wednesday.

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[JR: In my magnus opus CHURCH, I pointed out that we waste the first 20 years and the last 20 years of our lives. School, especially Government School, is a waste of time -- for the most part. Children are learners instinctively. Must be a survival trait. But, we allow our paradigms and memes to blind us to our own potential.]

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Jan 23, 2011 

JEMAIL: Antenucci, John (MC1959) sparks a club


Just joined the newly formed Italian – American Club of Sarasota, FL.

John Antenucci ’59

[JR: Congrats. Now what do we do with all the Irish Americans in Sarasota? I know ship them back to Bronx or Bogota NJ. Seriously, well done. Tocqueville thought that through associating, the coming together of people for mutual purpose, both in public and private, Americans are able to overcome selfish desires, thus making both a self-conscious and active political society and a vibrant civil society functioning independently from the state. Glad to see you're doing your part to make that happen.]

Antenucci, John (MC1959)

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Jan 23, 2011 

MFOUND: JUNE 12, 1962 RFK at MC



JUNE 12, 1962

Most Reverend clergy, Christian Brothers, very distinguished guests … and new fellow alumni:

I am honored to become at this hour, and in this manner, a member of the oldest Catholic alumni group in the United States. It is a high privilege for one somewhat removed from your campus and exacting curriculum to be included in the select company receiving degrees today.

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To graduates bred and trained in this hallowed place I need not say these things. I need not speak of forgetfulness and forteiture. Manhattan has indelibly inscribed within your separate hearts the tender words of Terence:

“I will make you remember always, this place, these years and me.”

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[JR: I saved the entire text over on the Back Lot at http://goo.gl/asDw8. The link above is a hard to read PDF.]

[JR: Personally, even back in those days, I was never a Kennedy fan boy. Unfortunately, liberals don't understand the limits of Gooferment. That being said, by way of disclosure, you can't read these words and not feel sorry for their loss -- JFK, RFK, MLK, and all those so lost. Who knows what the world might have become. I have my own tin foil hat suspicions, but this isn't the place. I urge you to read the written words and feel their emotional power. Interesting. What could have been.]

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Jan 23, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Boumis, Elias [MC2001] Bridge Inspection Leader at WSP-SELLS


Boumis, Elias [MC2001]
Bridge Inspection Team Leader – Project Engineer at WSP-SELLS
Greater New York City Area
Civil Engineering

Summary: I have over 9 years of experience in engineering design and inspection of bridges, culverts, and building structures. I have developed cost estimates and quantity takeoffs, reviewed and approved shop drawings for bridges and buildings, and prepared specifications. I have also executed inspection and both preliminary and final designs on various bridge and building rehabilitation projects, including work for the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, New York State Thruway Authority, NYCDOT, PA of NY&NJ , NYCDEP and CDOT. Also, I am a SPRAT-Certified climbing inspector and recently executed an above-water inspection of the Poughkeepsie-Highland Bridge.

2008 International Bridge Conference – IBC 08-87

Climbing Inspection and Analysis of Historic Long-Span Truss – One of Several Authors – The 6,768-foot long Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge is proposed for re-use as an iconic State Park that will be the world’s longest pedestrian bridge. An in-depth structural inspection consisting of industrial rope access climbing techniques and diving formed the basis of a subsequent structural analysis, including 3D modeling of the seven cantilevered deck truss spans over the Hudson River.


* NBIS (National Bridge Inspection Standards) – Certified
* FHWA – NHI – Fracture Critical Inspection of Steel Bridges
* Certified Bridge Inspector (CBI) – Florida DOT
* SPRAT (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians) – Certified
* T.W.I.C – Active
* SWAC – Active

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Jan 23, 2011 

JOBIT: Perrin, Edward L. Sr. [MC1962 RIP]


Edward L. Perrin Sr.  

Edward L. Perrin Sr., 73, of Sea Girt, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. Born and raised in New York, he had lived in Park Ridge, and then in Princeton Junction before moving to Sea Girt in 1991. He was a graduate of Manhattan College, receiving his B.B.A. and MS; he was also a member of the Manhattan College Alumni Association, Bergen County Chapter, serving as the Treasurer. He was a member of the Spring Lake Golf Club and the Sea View Country Club, Galloway Twp. and had been very active in the Park Ridge Athletic Association, serving as a Board Member. He was a self employed Certified Public Accountant, and had worked for Price Waterhouse/Coopers, Princeton, the NJ Hospital Association, Princeton Junction, and BlueCross of Newark. He was a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, the NJ State Society of CPA’s, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, NJ Chapter.

Edward was predeceased by his father Leonard S. and mother Catherine Slattery Perrin, and his dear daughter Christine Perrin in 2008. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years Rita Sparrow Perrin, his son Edward L. Perrin Jr. of Sea Girt, his daughter Marianne Weir and her husband Chris of Oceanport, his sister Virginia Favorito and husband Barney of Oradell and his 2 grandsons Stephen and Joseph Weir.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 9:30am at St. Denis RC Church, 90 Union Ave, Manasquan. Entombment will be in St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt. In lieu of flowers the family requests donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Central Jersey Chapter, 740 Broad St., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702. For further information or to send condolences to the family please visit www. obrienfuneralhome.com

Published in Asbury Park Press on January 23, 2011


Perrin, Edward L. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/app/guestbook.aspx?n=edward-perrin&pid=147978550&cid=full


Dear John,

   I believe that Ed is a member of the Class of 1962.

   May He Rest in Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Perrin, Edward L. Sr. [MC1962 RIP]

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Jan 23, 2011

JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) wonders why not give a vote

RE: The Adjunct Faculty saga

>JR: MC’s getting a good roasting in the blogosphere.

Dear F. John,

Yes, and alma mater could have avoided all of it and maybe even engendered some positive comments had she simply allowed the adjuncts to freely choose whether they wanted to be represented or not. President O’Donnell’s letter notes that he thinks most adjuncts believe themselves to be fairly treated by the College. So why not simply allow the election? Union representation and an institution’s Catholic identity are not antithetical.

Then, should the election be for representation, bargain in good faith – in keeping with Catholic teaching. And, if President O’Donnell’s feelings are borne out, perhaps the adjunct faculty would choose not to be represented. Then alma mater would have saved herself considerable expense and bad publicity.

I don’t understand why so many are opposed to letting the labor-management marketplace take its course.

On another note, I am sorry I didn’t respond earlier to your call for input on the future of JJ. I do, however, endorse the choices that you made and announced a few weeks ago.

As always, thanks very much for continuing to collect and publish.

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

[JR: Weeelllll, I'm not so sure I agree. "Secular Progressive" liberals use "Social Justice" and unionization as a wedge. IMHO there is a FIrst Amendment religious objection to the NLRB's action. They have no standing to decide "religious enough". If Stamford is a "religious" school, then so's MC. It doesn't matter what the Prez thinks, the NLRB thinks, or what you and I think. The Gooferment must "steer clear" of Religion. Litmus tests are for chemistry. If the University of Phoenix claims to worship the internet, then it to is entitled to the protection of the First. Why opposition? You're conceding on big issue: jurisdiction, standing, and venue. And, you're agreeing to play by the "Secular Progressive" rulebook. Do you think you're going to get a fair shake in a Gooferment Court? I don't. And, I have yet to hear a grievance that we should allow the Gooferment to play judge, jury, and executioner.]

[JR: No one contributed any votes; so you weren't alone. Makes me wonder if I'm that proverbial tree in the forest. :-) No votes; no complaints.]

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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Jan 23, 2011 

JFACEBOOK: Lochmuller, Charles H. (MC1962) remembers RFK “Are you …”

Lochmuller, Charles H. (MC1962) commented on your post.

“He was speaker for my commencement. MC ’62. My mother met him and he asked “are you Charles Lochmuller’s mother?”. She never forgot that day!”

[JR: Cute. Wonder how he knew? Name tags? A Prof who whispers? Hmm, radio waves! Very nice thrill for her.]

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Jan 24, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Cunningham, John [MC????] Consultant at Careerlink, Inc.


Cunningham, John [MC????]
Consultant at Careerlink, Inc.
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

Summary: Results-driven, highly organized professional with strong background in financial services, compliance, operations and client service.

Specialties: Longtime financial asset consultant to Steve Fossett, the late aviator adventurer and stock and options trader.

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Jan 25, 2011 

JFOUND: Burke, Walter T. [MC1969] Elected Chair NYSBA Section


Albany Attorney Elected Chair of Senior Lawyers Section of New York State Bar Association
by New York State Bar Association

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ALBANY, NY (01/24/2011) — Walter T. Burke of Albany (Burke & Casserly, P.C.) is the new chair of the 1,640- member Senior Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Burke is a co-founder of Burke & Casserly, P.C., concentrating his practice in elder law; trusts and estates; corporation and business succession planning; and financial, retirement and tax planning. Along with his business partner Timothy E. Casserly, he is the co-author of the consumer planning guide Boomer Basics: Everything You Need to Know About the Issues Facing You, Your Children and Your Parents. The guide is a comprehensive health, financial and personal resource guide for the Baby Boomer generation.

Burke is the past chair of the Elder Law Section and continues to serve on that section’s Executive Committee. He also is a member of the Trusts and Estates and Health Law sections.

Within the American Bar Association, Burke is a past chair of the Senior Lawyers Division. He is the chair of the Senior Lawyers Division’s Elder Law Committee and currently serves as liaison to the Business Law Committee. Burke also is a founding member and vice-president of Arista Wealth Advisors, Ltd. He has attended the past two White House Conferences on Aging.

A graduate of Manhattan College, Burke received his Master’s Degree from Iona College and earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law.

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Burke, Walter T. [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Walter is a member of the Class of 1969.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Burke, Walter T. [MC1969]

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Jan 25, 2011 

JEMAIL: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) finds another interesting app


The Divine Office app is an opportunity for you to participate in the recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours, an ancient and meditative collection of psalms, hymns and scripture that represent the public prayer of the Christian community.

If you are unable to pray in community, but love the contentment of praying with others, the Divine Office App will allow you to join a huge virtual community praying together through our website, iPhone apps, iPad app, Mac app and soon also through a new Android app.

[JR: Interesting what is becoming available. $10 A ticket to Heaven?]

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Jan 25, 2011

JHQ: Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony Mon 07Feb@1930 MC SMITH 



January 2011 NEWSLETTER

Christopher Browning Will Present Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony on Feb. 7

Christopher R. Browning, Ph.D., Frank Porter Graham professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present, “Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony: The Case of the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps” on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. The event is sponsored by Manhattan College’s Holocaust Resource Center and the presentation is open to the public.

Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave Labor Camp (Norton, 2010) is Browning’s most recent work and the basis for his presentation at Manhattan College.

A prolific scholar and the recipient of numerous prestigious fellowships, Browning’s books have been translated into nine other languages including Ordinary Men: Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland (1992). Browning is also a major public intellectual dedicated to Holocaust education. He has served as an expert witness to combat Holocaust deniers in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

For more information, please contact the Holocaust Resource Center at (718) 862-7129, online by clicking here or e-mail at: holocaust.center@manhattan.edu.

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[JR: Entry created off the new homepage.]

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Jan 25, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Papalia, Frank [MC1981] General Counsel 


Papalia, Frank [MC1981]
General Counsel and member of Management Board
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area

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Jan 25, 2011

ADMINISTRIVIA: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) to JWK page


McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

McCarra/Poetry 99¢/month

McCarra-Fitzpatrick Cookery 99¢/month

McCarra-Fitzpatrick’s Catalogue Shopping 99¢/month

[JR: I took the liberty of adding Ms. Mary Ann's kindle blogs to the "Jasper Who Kindle" backlot page.]

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Jan 25, 2011 

JOBIT: Horan, John J. [MC1940 RIP]


January 25, 2011 04:23 PM Eastern Time

John J. Horan, Former Merck Chairman and CEO Dies of Natural Causes at 90 Years of Age

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–John J. Horan, of Sea Girt, N.J. died on Saturday, January 22, of natural causes. He was 90 years old. Mr. Horan served as chairman of the Board of Directors and chief executive officer of Merck & Co., Inc., from 1976 to 1985. By the end of his tenure, Merck had grown into the largest pharmaceutical company in the world and would soon become the most admired company in America on Fortune magazine’s well- known list.

Horan was instrumental in supporting Merck research that led to the development of ivermectin, a medicine to help prevent and treat the devastating tropical disease known as river blindness, and a long running partnership with the Carter Center that serves as the pioneering model for governmental and business cooperation in humanitarian efforts in developing nations.

Upon his retirement as Merck’s CEO, Horan continued to serve as a member of the Board of Directors and as its vice chairman until 1993. He earlier served as the company’s president and chief operating officer.

Mr. Horan received an A.B. degree from Manhattan College in 1940 and a J.D. degree from Columbia University Law School in 1946. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the 127th Commencement of Manhattan College in 1978. Horan was an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946, serving with the U.S. Navy Amphibious Forces during World War II. He saw heavy action in the invasions of North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Normandy, France. His was among the lead ships as part of the allied invasion onto the Salerno, Italy beachhead. Later, as communications officer on the staff of Admiral John Wilkes, Horan helped deliver the orders that led to the launch of the Normandy invasion, the largest amphibious operation in history. After the war, he was associated with the law firm of Nims, Verdi and Martin in New York.

In 1952, Horan joined the Legal Department of Merck & Co., Inc. and rose steadily serving successively as general counsel, director of Public Relations, director of Research Administration, director of Corporate Planning and president of Merck Sharp and Dohme.

Following his retirement from management at Merck, Horan played an active role in the development of the biotechnology industry, serving as chairman of the Board of Myriad Genetics Inc., chairman of Atrix Laboratories and director of Celgene Corporation.

Horan’s corporate directorships included: General Motors Corporation, J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc., and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, NCR Corporation and the Burlington Industries, Inc. While at Merck, he also served as chairman of the Board for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and a member of the Business Roundtable.

His civic work included serving as a trustee for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and as a board member of the United Negro College Fund. Horan did volunteer work on President Reagan’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control, where he was chairman of the Task Force on the Army, and the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Efficiency in the Operation of the Courts, where he was chairman of the Committee on Surrogates. His awards for public service include: The George Champion Award from Dr. Leon Sullivan’s Opportunities Industrialization Center of America, the De La Salle Medal from Manhattan College, and the Distinguished Service Award from the United Negro College Fund.

Horan is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Julia Fitzgerald, and his four children: daughter Mary Alice Ryan and husband John Ryan of Spring Lake, N.J.; son Thomas and wife Katharine Jacobs of Hoboken, N.J.; son John Horan Jr. and wife Patricia, of Sea Girt, N.J.; son David and wife Michele, of Armonk, N.Y.; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren; sister Mary Smith of Lakewood, N.J.; brother Eugene Horan of Monroe, N.J. and sister Florence and husband Tom Keating of Wall, N.J.

A viewing will be held at O’Brien’s Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall, NJ 07719 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM on Thursday, January 27. A Mass will be offered at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 215 Crescent Parkway, Sea Girt, N.J., 08750, on Friday, January 28 at 9:30 AM. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to Johns Hopkins University, c/o Fund for John Hopkins Medicine, 100 North Charles Street, Suite 436, Baltimore, Md. 21201, with a note indicating that the donation is in memory of John J. Horan for the support of Dr. Jack Richford’s research in the treatment and cure of Multiple Sclerosis.

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Horan, John J. [MC1940 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/app/guestbook.aspx?n=john-horan&pid=148087564&cid=full

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Jan 25, 2011 

JNEWS: Netrosio, Jason [MC????] Financial Advisor @ MHV Investment


MHV Investment & Retirement Center Welcomes New Financial Advisor
Posted: 2011-01-25 00:00:00
Contact: Sarah Lipkin, Marketing Publicist, 845-336-4444 x3375, slipkin@MHVFCU.com

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KINGSTON— Jason Netrosio has been hired as Financial Advisor at the MHV Investment & Retirement Center located at Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Jason will be serving Middletown, Newburgh, Highland, Poughkeepsie, and Port Ewen branch locations in New York.

Jason has been licensed for 13 years and attended Manhattan College.

He currently resides in Florida, NY.

MHV Investment & Retirement Center offers financial planning and investment services to help our members reach their life goals. To schedule a complimentary consultation call 1-800-451-8373, ext 3166 or email at ContactUs@mhvfcu.com. For more information on MHV Investment & Retirement Center visit www.mhvfcu.com.

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Netrosio, Jason [MC????]

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Jan 26, 2011 

JOBIT: Colston, William T. [MC1996 RIP]



Of Arlington, VA on January 21, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Kristen (Klein) Colston and devoted father of Noah and Ethan.

An engineer by training, Mr. Colston was the Division Director for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics at the National Science Foundation since November, 2009. Previously, he had been a Deputy Managing Director and then Director in the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Building Operations. From 1999 until 2003, he was with the Defense Department, serving in a number of roles including as deputy project leader for the Pentagon renovation project and as project leader for the Project Phoenix reconstruction following the September 11 terrorist attack.

Mr. Colston was born on June 20, 1969 in Bronxville, NY. He graduated from high school in Denver, CO in 1987 and from the Coast Guard Academy with a civil engineering degree in 1991. He received a Masters degree in environmental engineering from Manhattan College in 1996. He served as a lieutenant in the Coast Guard from 1991 through 1996.

An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Colston was an accomplished bicyclist, triathlete, and hiker. In 2010, he completed the Ironman St. George triathlon in Utah. He was also a youth hockey and soccer coach in Arlington.

He is also survived by his brother Daniel and his parents, Mary Helen and Donald Henry, all of Frisco, TX.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane in Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, (woundedwarriorproject.org) or to the National Park Foundation, (nationalparks.org).

Published in The Washington Post on January 26, 2011


Colston, William T. [MC1996 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/washingtonpost/guestbook.aspx?n=william-colston&pid=148092951&cid=full


Jan 26, 2011 

JNEWS: Rizzo, Christopher [MC1997] Counsel at Carter Ledyard + Milburn


Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP Names Emily Milligan, Christopher Rizzo And Ethan Silver Counsel

New York – Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (www.clm.com) is pleased to announce that Emily Milligan, Christopher Rizzo and Ethan L. Silver have been promoted to counsel, effective January 1, 2011. All were formerly associates of the Firm. “We are pleased to recognize that Emily, Chris and Ethan have made real contributions to the Firm,” said Carter Ledyard’s managing partner, Judith Lockhart. “In their new capacities, they will strengthen and expand our environmental, litigation and corporate practices.”

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Christopher Rizzo is a member of Carter Ledyard’s Litigation Department and the Environmental Practice Group. He handles transactional matters as well as litigation dealing with environmental impact review, land-use and zoning, historic preservation, hazardous materials, open space conservation and climate change. He also manages general litigation matters, often concerning international contract disputes. Outside the firm, he serves as an adjunct professor at Pace University Law School, co-chair of The New York State Bar Association’s Parks and Historic Preservation Committee and a “Green Associate” of the U.S. Green Building Council. Chris received his B.A. from Manhattan College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1997. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Pace University School of Law in 2001 where he was Articles Editor of the Pace Environmental Law Review.

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Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (www.clm.com), established in 1854, has approximately 100 attorneys and has been headquartered on Wall Street since its founding and has additional offices in midtown Manhattan and Washington, DC. Carter Ledyard’s general practice includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, media and technology, immigration, investment regulation, antitrust, trusts and estates, maritime, ERISA, exempt organizations, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. A significant part of the firm’s practice involves representing overseas-based clients and their U.S. affiliates, financial institutions and other financial services providers, governmental entities and media and technology clients.

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Rizzo, Christopher [MC1997]

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Jan 26, 2011 

JNEWS: Michel, Patrick [MC????] Superintendent reception 07FEB

RE: Michel, Patrick [MC????] Superintendent Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery


Reception planned for BOCES chief
January 25, 2011

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JOHNSTOWN – HFM BOCES will host a welcoming reception for new District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 7 in the HFM BOCES campus cafeteria.

The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services invites members of the community and component school districts to participate in welcoming Michel as he assumes the superintendent role.

A brief program of remarks by school and community leaders is scheduled to begin at 3:45 p.m.

Before his appointment, Michel served as superintendent of Monticello Central School District. He has a bachelor of arts degree from Manhattan College, master’s degrees from Brooklyn College and Columbia University, and a doctor of education degree from Columbia.

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[JR: If some one goes to congratulate our fellow Jasper, can you ask his class year?]

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Jan 26, 2011 

MFOUND: “Manhattan College” on Qwiki

“Manhattan College” on Qwiki


[JR: ROFL, but they didn't pick up "Jasper Jottings". :-( I laugh at how they always pick up "Rudy" as the #1 MC alum. "Pro-choice" Rudy. Maybe the NLRB is correct. Amusing. Don't see this as replacing Google anytime soon.]

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Jan 26, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Yankou, Bob [MC????] Service Delivery Manager at GE Money


Yankou, Bob [MC????]
Service Delivery Manager at GE Money
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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Jan 27, 2011 

JOBIT: Kimma, F. Hap [MC1950 RIP]


F. Hap Kimma (1924 – 2011)

On January 26, 2011, F. Hap Kimma, born January 12, 1924, passed into the memories of his wife, Elizabeth (Casey)and his two sons and their wives, Jeffery and Karen and Kevin and Yuko.

In addition to them, his eight grandchildren and three great- grandchildren also survive.

He has now joined with his daughter, Julie Anne, who predeceased him.

He was fifty- three year resident of Holmes, N.Y., where he married his wife, Elizabeth , December 21, 1946 at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Pawling, N.Y.

The son of Anne Viebach Kimma and Felix Joseph Kimma, he graduated from Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, N.Y. in 1942.

He enlisted in the army Antiaircraft Artillery in the Signal Corp, and was honorably discharged after Japan surrendered.

He pursued his education at Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y., class of 1950 and continued on to earn his Master’s in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, N.Y.C. in 1951. He briefly worked at IBM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and then in the Carmel Central School District, Carmel, N.Y., where he remained until retiring in 1980.

We are very proud that Hap was able to dedicate his life to teaching and helping others.

He was a member of the Pawling Fire Department for 33 years, an EMT for 20 years, served as Fire Police, as well as holding executive offices of secretary and treasurer.

There will be a Memorial Mass on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 39 East Main Street, Pawling, N.Y.12564 .

A reception will be held following the Mass at the Pawling Fire Department, 25 South Street, Pawling, N.Y. 12564.

Memorial contributions may be offered to the Pawling Fire Department.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling, NY.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on January 27, 2011


Kimma, F. Hap [MC1950 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/poughkeepsiejournal/guestbook.aspx?n=f-kimma&pid=148107793&cid=full


Jan 27, 2011 

ADMINISTRIVIA: MEETINGWAVE floats “link bait” ad


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“Any Manhattan College Alumni interested in meeting other nearby Alums for job leads or new business? http://manhattan.meetingwave.com/”

by MeetingWave (MeetingWave)

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[JR: This was pushed out on Twitter, but it's not by a real person. It's an ad.]






[JR: "Link Bait" is where you throw out a status message or such to induce the target to click on it. There's no real Jasper here. Nothing wrong with a free service like MEETINGWAVE, but, my fellow alums, don't think it's more thn what it is. A "fisherman" trolling for ... new Users.]

[JR: P.S. I've tried it and you still have to do all the heavy lifting of getting folks to meet with you. It is funny that they don't seem to understand that "manhattan college" isn't unique. But they don't care. It's about catching people.]

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Jan 27, 2011 

JNEWS: Bach, Richard [MC1982] Chairman, Downtown San Diego Partnership


Downtown Partnership flexing its lobbying muscle
Nearly $100,000 raised for political action committee as Rick Bach and Kris Michell take the helm
By Roger Showley
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 2 p.m.

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What it does: Promotes downtown, lobbies for downtown redevelopment projects.

Background: Formed in 1993 in a merger of the San Diego Downtown Association-Central City Association, founded in 1952, and San Diegans Inc., founded in 1958.

Membership: 325; dues $500-$10,000

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Its 325 mostly corporate members have watched the city’s central business district go from blighted to brilliant over the last 40 years as one megaproject after another has prompted property owners, developers and investors to turn vacant lots into gleaming skyscrapers. In their wake have come 30,000 residents partaking of the urban lifestyle.

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Its newly installed chairman, Richard Bach, senior vice president of Turner Construction, and his predecessor, Scott Maloni, have convinced the board that now is the time to form a political action committee. They’ve raised nearly $100,000 as a war chest to back friendly politicians and oppose unwelcomed state and local propositions and laws.

And the organization intends to broaden his membership to the general public, reach out to the suburbs to sell the downtown story and fight for more megaprojects.

“I say what’s good for downtown is good for the entire region,” says Bach, 50, who was born in New York, moved to San Diego in 2003 and lives in Carlsbad. “A dollar spent on downtown has got a ripple effect with the local economy and beyond. Comic-Con comes to the convention and every hotel I the county is booked. That’s a regional impact.”

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Richard Bach, chairman, Downtown San Diego Partnership

Personal: Born July 12, 1960, in New Rochelle, N.Y.; moved to San Diego 2003; unmarried; five children; Carlsbad resident.

Education: Manhattan College, majoring in civil engineering

Career: Turner Construction, senior vice president, 1982-present

Hobbies: cooking, travel, old cars

Current book: “Fall of Giants,” by Ken Follett

Most recent movie seen in a theater: “True Grit”

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Bach, Richard [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1982.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bach, Richard [MC1982]

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Jan 27, 2011 

JNEWS: Marsland, April [MC2008] Recruiting Director for Ibis Financial Group


April Marsland, recruiting director for Ibis Financial Group since 2008, received the “2010 Diamond Recruiter of the Year” Award from Securian Financial Network.

PRLog (Press Release) – Jan 26, 2011 – April Marsland, recruiting director for Ibis Financial Group since 2008, received the “2010 Diamond Recruiter of the Year” Award from Securian Financial Network. This award honors recruiters who meet high annual performance standards for recruiting financial advisors. She also received the Bronze Recruiting Specialist Award in 2009 and 2010 from GAMA International, a trade association for financial firms.

Marsland served on the North Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Personal & Professional Development subcommittee, and sits on Securian’s Recruiter Advisory Board. She is a graduate from Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in economics and was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon honor society for Economics, Financial Management Association, National Honor Society, and secretary of the Information Technology Club. April is currently pursuing her MBA from Nova Southeastern University.

Ibis Financial Group is independently owned and operated under the leadership of Robert D. Barboni, LUTF, CFP® and employs over 40 financial advisors and staff in three locations. Ibis Financial Group is a full-service financial firm offering a variety of products and services from some of the strongest and most respected companies in the industry. Ibis Financial Group specializes in offering comprehensive wealth management tailored to the unique needs of individuals and business owners. Ibis Financial Group’s headquarters is located at 7284 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 106, Boca Raton, FL 33433, and has additional offices in Palm Beach Gardens and Orlando.

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Dear John,

   I believe that April is a member of the Class of 2008.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Marsland, April [MC2008]

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Jan 27, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Lapidos, Rachel [MC2006] PR Marketing Assoc at Mascia Mgt


Lapidos, Rachel [MC2006]
PR and Marketing Associate at Mascia Management
Greater New York City Area
Real Estate

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Jan 27, 2011 

MFOUND: Running in VCP


Van Cortlandt Park is indeed an unforgettable experience for a young runner. I’ve had the good fortune of running this course many times as a member of the St. Anthony’s High School “Black Wave” (1978-1981) and later while attending Manhattan College (just across Broadway from VCP…!). Some memories: the always epic sprint to the cowpath entrance… the large tree near the entrance to the cowpath that always burned a fiery red during the waning days of fall… climbing the rocks just beneath the top of Cemetary Hill… the sight of a badly bloodied runner from Brooklyn Tech High School who had apparently been run off the path and into a tree on the back hills, but nevertheless continued on and finished his race… and of course, the last half mile to the finish line that always seemed like it would never come…

— John

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Jan 27, 2011

JHQ: MC morns Horan, John J. [MC1940 RIP]

Manhattan College Mourns Loss of Generous Benefactor

John J. Horan ’40, distinguished alumnus and former chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Merck & Co., Inc., passed away on Jan. 22 from natural causes. Horan, a generous donor to Manhattan, received several honors from the College, including an honorary Doctor of Science in 1978 at the 127th Commencement ceremony and the De La Salle Medal in 1985. Horan Hall, a student residence, was named in his honor, as well as the John. J. Horan Endowed Lecture Series, which encourages faculty development through enhanced involvement in research.

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Jan 28, 2011 

JOBIT: Wilt, John Carl “Jack” [MC1956 RIP]


Wilt, John Carl “Jack” passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday January 26, 2011. Originally from Cedarhurst New York, Jack attended Manhattan College and served as LTJG in the US Navy aboard the USNS Gen Patch. After serving his country Jack worked at IBM for 23 years. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Margaret, six children: John “Jay”Wilt, Thomas (Margie)Wilt, Kimberly Curran, Lorraine(Jim)O’Rourke, Michael(Christina) Wilt, and Robert(Melinda)Wilt, 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and three loving sisters Kay Fitzgerald, Irene Engle and Mary Elizabeth Bouker (Jim). Jack enjoyed time with family and friends on Long Beach Island each summer.

Visitation will be held Sunday January 30 from 2:00 pm to 5:00pm at Babione Funeral Home 1100 North Federal Highway Boca Raton FL. 33442 A Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Monday, January 31, 2011 at St. Joan of Arc 370 SW 3rd St. Boca Raton FL 33432 and internment 11:30am Tuesday February 1, 2011 at The South Florida VA National Cemetery 6501 State Route 7 Lake Worth, FL 33449

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to The Wounded Warrior Project 7020 AC Skinner Parkway Suite 100 Jacksonville FL 32256


Online condolences :http://obits.dignitymemorial.com

Arrangements under the direction of Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Boca Raton, FL.


Wilt, John Carl “Jack” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/DignityMemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=john-wilt&pid=148111621


Dear John,

   I believe that Jack is a member of the Class of 1956.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wilt, John Carl “Jack” [MC1956 RIP]

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Jan 28, 2011

JOBIT: DiBlasi, Theodore Anthony [MC1974 RIP]


Theodore Anthony DiBlasi

BORN: June 13, 1951
DIED: January 24, 2011
LOCATION: West Columbia, TX

TTheodore was born on June 13, 1951 and passed away on Monday, January 24, 2011.

Theodore was last known to be living in West Columbia, Texas.

He graduated from Manhattan College in 1974 with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen.

Memorial services will be held 11:00am, Friday, January 28, 2011 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Lake Jackson with Father Leo Wleczyk officiating. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, with a wake service beginning at 7:00pm at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society , P.O.Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 and MD Anderson, P.O.Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486.


DiBlasi, Theodore Anthony [MC1974 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/90634343

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Jan 28, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Mele, Robert [MC1989] VP – Quality + ContImp at NCR Corp


Mele, Robert [MC1989]
Vice President – Quality & Continuous Improvement at NCR Corporation
Greater Atlanta Area
Consumer Goods

Specialties: Lean, Six Sigma, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria

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Jan 29, 2011 

JOBIT: Carey, Thomas J. [MC???? RIP]


Thomas J. Carey

Thomas J. Carey, 87, passed away peacefully on January 27th, 2011. He was born on June 6th, 1923 in New York City to Patrick and Delia Carey. Tom attended All Hallows High School in New York. He graduated from Manhattan College and post-graduate, attended NYU and the Stanford University Executive Program.

Tom served his country as a Sargent during WWII in the Army Air Corp in the South Pacific.

A CPA, he worked his entire professional career for ACF industries. After living in New York, Pennsylvania and St. Louis, he became the Chief Financial Officer for the WKM Valve division in Houston.

He was a member of the Financial Executive’s Institute. Upon retirement, he was actively involved in SCORE as a management counselor, chairman and district director. He was also a mentor at Wolfe Elementary school. He especially enjoyed woodworking, painting, golf and keeping up with numerous sports teams.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; brother John Carey; sisters Dorothy Courtney and Margaret Walsh; and son Joseph Kevin Carey. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Flo; brother William Carey; daughter Elizabeth Hallemann (Terry); and grandchildren Lauren Kelly Hallemann, Caroline Emma Hallemann and John Carey Hallemann.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 am on Monday January 31st, 2011 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston with Bishop Vincent M. Rizzotto, officiating. A reception will be held immediately following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to SCORE 8701 South Gessner Houston, TX. 77074 or a charity of your choice.

Tom will always be remembered for his kindness. He was a true gentleman


Carey, Thomas J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/DignityMemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=thomas-carey&pid=148135105


Jan 29, 2011

JOBIT: Driscoll, Barrie Keohane [MC1957 RIP]



DRISCOLL—Barrie Keohane. Born, the Bronx, 1935, to Bart and Josephine (nee Keohane) Driscoll. Retired partner of Coopers & Lybrand, graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School(1953), Manhattan College (1957) and Fordham Law School (1962). Survived by his wife of 45 years, Marion (nee Gyves) Driscoll, sister Maureen D. Donovan, and daughters, Christine (Paul) Hogan and Marie (James) Spoto, and seven grandchildren: James Barrie, Charlotte, Bridget, Maeve and Lorelei Hogan, and Barry and James Spoto. He was a good and loving family man, a loyal friend, a sorely disappointed NY Giants fan, and a “Friendly Son of St. Patrick” in the finest sense and tradition of that organization. Funeral on Monday, January 31, at 9:30am from St. Anthony’s RC Church, Hawthorne, NJ. Viewing Sunday, January 30th, at Browning, Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne, NJ from to 2-4pm and 7-9pm.

Published in The New York Times on January 29, 2011

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[JR: Slightly different obit published by The Record.]

Barrie Driscoll  

DRISCOLL Barrie K., age 75 years, of Glen Rock on Friday January 28, 2011.

Beloved husband of Marion (nee Gyves) Driscoll, loving father of Christine Hogan of Sudbury, MA and Marie Spoto of Sharon, MA, brother of Maureen Donovan of New York, NY, and dear grandfather of seven.

Born in Bronx, NY, Mr. Driscoll lived in Glen Rock for forty-five years. Barrie attended Cardinal Hayes High School, Manhattan College in the Bronx and Fordham Law School, Manhattan. He was a lawyer and partner for Price Waterhouse Coopers, NY, NY for most of his professional career, retiring in 1997.

He was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s R.C. Church in Hawthorne. Mr. Driscoll was a lifetime member of the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps, President of SCORE in Ridgewood, and a member of the Holy Name Society at Our Lady of Refuge R.C. Church, Bronx, NY. Barrie was also one of the founding fathers of the Bedford Park Civic Association, Bronx, NY.

Funeral will depart the Browning Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne at 9 AM on Monday January 31, 2011 for a 9:30 AM Mass at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 1 Harding Plaza, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.

Published in The Record and Herald News on January 29, 2011


Driscoll, Barrie Keohane [MC1957 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=barrie-driscoll&pid=148162400&cid=full


Jan 29, 2011

MVIDEO: ESPN College GameDay to feature Manhattan College’s Kevin Laue


@ESPN College GameDay to feature #Manhattan College’s Kevin Laue. With one hand he still plays ball. http://tinyurl.com/5s87wyv #jaspers

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Jan 29, 2011

JNEWS: Burke, Andrew J. [MC????] CFO at Bunge Limited


Drew Burke Named as CFO of Bunge Limited
January 27, 2011 4:30 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) today announced that Andrew J. Burke will become Chief Financial Officer, effective February 1, 2011. Mr. Burke has served as interim CFO for the company since September 2010. He will also continue in his role as the company’s Global Operational Excellence Officer.

“Following a thorough search process, it is clear that Drew’s leadership abilities, financial acumen and deep understanding of our business and global operations make him uniquely qualified for this position. Drew has done an exceptional job as interim CFO while also leading Bunge’s global initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness. We are thrilled he will continue in both capacities,” said Alberto Weisser, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bunge Limited.

“I’m pleased and honored to take this next step at Bunge. Bunge has a vital role to play in one of the world’s most important industries, and we are well-positioned to meet the opportunities that lie ahead. I look forward to leading our Finance and Operational Excellence teams at such an exciting time of growth for the company,” commented Mr. Burke.

Mr. Burke became Global Operational Excellence Officer in July 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Burke was co-CEO of Bunge Global Agribusiness and Bunge Product Lines since 2006. He joined the company as Managing Director, Soy Ingredients and New Business Development in January 2002. He previously served as U.S. CEO of Degussa, a German chemical company that he joined in 1983. Mr. Burke held a variety of finance and marketing positions at Degussa and also served as the Executive Vice President of its U.S. Chemical Group. Previously, he worked for Beecham Pharmaceuticals and Price Waterhouse & Company. He is a graduate of Villanova University and earned an M.B.A. from Manhattan College.

About Bunge Limited

Bunge Limited (www.bunge.com, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company with approximately 32,000 employees in more than 30 countries. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed and edible oil products for commercial customers and consumers; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat and corn to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in North and South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

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Burke, Andrew J. [MC????]

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Jan 29, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Devitt, Aileen [MC2002] Credit Product Spec at Moody’s Analytics


Devitt, Aileen [MC2002]
Credit Product Specialist at Moody’s Analytics
Greater New York City Area
Capital Markets

Summary: Performance-driven, insightful Relationship Manager and Financial Sales Representative with a proven ability to achieve and exceed business-development and revenue-generation goals in high-pressure environments

* Skilled in consulting with clients to delineate and analyze their needs and develop strategic solutions
* Relationship-development expertise to aggressively build solid client base and drive revenue growth
* Effective at collaborating and working in a team environment to drive the implementation of the solutions

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Jan 29, 2011

JBLOGGER: “peardarban” “Gather This Gold”


Gallaher, Peter “peardarban” (MC1965)

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Jan 23, 2011 

Comment on ADMINISTRIVIA: “Win Free Textbooks”? \

by Carolyn Predmore

Hi! We are not back in school yet and I would guess that the bribe is to get students back early in order to fill the stands for the televised game. Too bad we did not win.

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Jan 26, 2011 

Comment on MFOUND: Sir Reverend Paul Lachlan Peck has MC connection 

by Rev. Paul L. Peck

Hello Jaspers.

How nice it is to be “found” and to read stuff about moi. I have fond memories of my days at Manhattan, and of the informal music/poetry/song nights that we would have at Birch Cottage. Students brought their dates, their poetry, and/or their music…and I baked a huge pan full of baking powder biscuits–served with butter and jam. Maybe some of you remember. This would have been in 1971-1974. Happy dreams!

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Jan 28, 2011 

Comment on ADMINISTRIVIA: MEETINGWAVE floats “link bait” ad

by jb

Hi Jasper – Thanks for the feedback.

“[JR: This was pushed out on Twitter, but it's not by a real person. It's an ad.]”

Actually, it was a simple Tweet on twitter, but the purpose was to promote the closed version of MeetingWave for Manhattan alumni.

Research conducted by UCONN’s Innovation Accelerator Program highlighted the following:
•         77% of alumni not satisfied with current resources.
•         62% would like to meet fellow alumni for potential business contact.
•         Large demand for business networking among alumni.

Do you think Manhattan alums would be interesting in meeting other alums for job leads, new business or just social networking over coffee, lunch or other meeting activity?

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[JR: Got no traction years ago when I set it up. No need, I guess.]

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Jan 29, 2011

ENDNOTE: The ability to shift jobs and remain productive in ant society


January 10th, 2011 at 9:16 am
Biologists Discover That Some Ants Eventually Retire

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Researchers believe that this ability to shift jobs and remain a productive member of ant society has led to a longer lifespan among them compared to those insects that live alone. For Schodfield, however, the results of this study extend beyond to world of entomology. If ants can recognize the clear importance of their elders in society, he suggests, perhaps we humans should appreciate our oldest and wisest citizens a bit more as well — for the golden years may be more aptly named than we often stop to realize.

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When will properly value people?

I wrote something about it in my novel: “Children will no longer waste the first 25 years of their lives. Adults will no longer be tossed on the rubbish pile for the last 50 years of their life.” — CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 2 Page 279

If ants can evolve to recognize the value of young and old, us, supposedly “smart” people, should be able to do the same.

I think the trick is freedom and liberty! Allow people the freedom to think for themselves as opposed to having Gooferment, politicians, and bureaucrats telling us what to do!

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