JASPER JOTTINGS Week 35 - 2011 August 28   

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




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Aug 21, 2011 

POSITRACTION: Charlotte Gray, the White Mouse, a warrior


Blisteringly sexy, she killed Nazis with her bare hands and had a 5 million-franc bounty on her head. As she dies at 98, the extraordinary story of the real Charlotte Gray
Last updated at 9:30 AM on 9th August 2011

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She stares into the camera with a coquettish half-smile and an unflinching come-hither look. The eyebrows are plucked, the lips full, the long auburn hair a classic 1940s style, falling onto the shoulders of her khaki uniform.

She could easily have been one of the sassy songbirds who brightened up World War II. But this was the face of Nancy Wake, one of that conflict’s bravest underground fighters against the Germans in France — and certainly the most stylish.

A male comrade-in-arms in the French Resistance summed her up as: ‘The most feminine woman I know, until the fighting starts. And then she is like five men.’ She lived up to both parts of that compliment.

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But the best-known name was the one the Gestapo gave her when they put her on their ‘most wanted’ list, with a five million franc price on her head — that of ‘the White Mouse’, because she always managed to wriggle out of their traps.

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[JR: As the generation dies off, we finally hear what the real story is. An Amazon Warrior woman, who's story is untold. I find this inspirational. Where do we get the replacement for these daring patriots?]

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Aug 21, 2011 

JNEWS: Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP] remembered


Sherman White: A Life Well Spent After Rocky Stretch
By Gordon White
As of Saturday, August 20, 2011

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But along came Junius Kellogg, a 6-foot-10 collegian who was another excellent big, fast and strong basketball player. As an Army veteran attending Manhattan College on the GI Bill, Kellogg was a bit older, more mature and tougher than some susceptible teenage college athletes. He certainly was not amenable to bribery.

In the fall of 1950 Kellogg reported to his coach, Ken Norton, that some gamblers offered him and other Manhattan College players bribes of hundreds of dollars to fix some Manhattan College games by shaving points below the betting spread when the Jaspers were favored to win.

Coach Norton reported this to the Manhattan College president, Brother Bonaventure Thomas, who directed Kellogg to talk to the police and Manhattan District Attorney Frank Hogan.

This set in motion the stunning events that exposed the 1951 college basketball fixing scandal involving seven colleges around the nation. Authorities arrested 32 former and active college players.

Four of these former players, two from LIU and two from Manhattan College, plus 11 other gamblers/fixers were charged with bribing one or more of the 28 other players to fix the outcome of certain games.

The first big shock of this scandal came just over 60 ½ years ago when, on Jan. 17, 1951, the two former Manhattan College players, Henry Poppe and Jack Byrnes, were arrested along with three other fixers who were known bookmakers and felons. All five were charged with bribery and conspiracy.

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Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP]

[JR: A lesson in action. ]

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Aug 21, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Papageorge, Stephen [MC2011] Environmental Engineer


Papageorge, Stephen [MC2011]
Environmental Engineer
at Engineering and Environmental Services
Greater New York City Area
Environmental Services

* Graduated Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering
* Graduated Manhattan College with a Master of Engineering degree in Environmental Engineering.
* Has 3+ years experience working in a research laboratory.
* Performed a multitude of different sampling & analysis procedures for soil, water, and wastewater.
* Has experience creating and calibrating computer modeling software.
* Authored environmental engineering lab courses.
* Instructed chemistry and environmental engineering lab courses.
* Involved in the field of site characterization and remediation.
* Additional interests include water and/or wastewater design and research, geohydrology, hazardous waste management, , air quality modeling, chemical or industrial process control, or green technology development including solar, tidal, or wind power, LEED certified construction, or any other topic which allows for the improvement of the quality of the natural environment.

* Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometery (AAS)
* Ion Chromatography (IC)
* HACH DR2800 spectrophotometer
* UV-VIS Spectrophotography
* Bacterial plating, culturing, and quantification techniques
* Operation and maintenance of reverse osmosis lab water systems (RiOS) and distillation systems
* Surface water quality modeling
* Fate and transport modeling
* MODFlow
* Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
* Microsoft Office
* Basic HTML

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Aug 21, 2011 

JEmail: Seebeck, Bill (MC1971) ids Buebendorf, Robert M. [MC1971 RIP]

From: Seebeck, Bill (MC1971)
Date: Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 2:29 PM
Subject: Bob Buebendorf obit

Dear John,

Bob was from the class of 1971. He was my classmate at Monsignor Farrell HS on Staten Island.


[JR: Thanks, Bill. Much appreciated.]

Buebendorf, Robert M. [MC1971 RIP]

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Aug 21, 2011 

JVIDEO: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) reads poetry


MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick – 9:07 PM – Public

Readings 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. (The other readings, which I wasn’t able to upload here — 1, 7, 8, 9, and 10 — are on YouTube and/or USTREAM.) I have to figure out how I’m going to do the next video (probably in September, after the boys go back to school). Perhaps I’ll just use the Windows Movie Maker and bypass the hosting services altogether…….

McCarra/Poetry video readings (5 photos)

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[JR: Not sure if this link will work for you. You may have to be in Google+. Hope everyone enjoys. Feel free to send in specific links.]

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Aug 22, 2011 

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Bedder, Paul [MC1970]


Bedder, Paul [MC????]
Senior Partner at Raindance Strategic Partners
Hickory/Lenoir, North Carolina Area
Executive Office

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 12:49 AM
Subject: Re: Bedder, Paul [MC1970] Senior Partner at Raindance Strategic Partners

Dear John,

I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1970.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bedder, Paul [MC1970]

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Aug 22, 2011 

JEMAIL: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) ids Noguera [MC???? RIP]

From: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964)
Date: Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 11:38 PM
Subject: “Hank” Noguera obit

Hi John,

I’m up here in upstate New York, near Woodstock, and I was reading the Woodstock Times, when I came across Enrique “Hank” Noguera’s obituary. I only knew him slightly–introduced by a mutual friend, we had a couple of conversations in Plato’s Cave, but I remember him quite clearly. Never heard of him thereafter, until the obit. Seems to have been quite a nice guy. I attach two PDFs: one a 2009 letter from him to the Woodstock Times, in regard to his work at Family of Woodstock, a charitable agency; the other is his obituary.

Douglas Nicholas
Arts ’64

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[JR: Thanks, Douglas. Much appreciated. This went under the radar. He sounded like an interesting fellow. Wish we could have captured more of his story. Demonstrates how little we do know about our fellow Jaspers.]

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Enrique Benard Noguera  

SAUGERTIES- Enrique Benard Noguera died Monday, July 25, 2011, after a brief second episode of metastic lung cancer. He was 69. Mr. Noguera was an area resident since 1975, relocating upstate from Brooklyn, N.Y.

As a young man he loved tennis, and played every day possible. At annual tournaments at Kissena Park in Flushing Queens, he came in first in the state of N.Y. in 16-year old boys’ singles, and 3rd in N.Y.S. in 18-year old boys’ singles. He later learned that the big tournaments were held elsewhere, and most of the good players went there. He graduated from St. John’s Prep H.S., Lewis & Willoughby Aves. in Brooklyn, this was the time when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash. Music was always a part of his life, he was in several duets, made some single demos which he took around throughout the Brill Bldg. in Manhattan, to no avail, and sang tenor in street corner doowop. ‘Tear Drops’ by Lee Andrews and The Hearts was one of his signature tenor leads.

He previously worked in federal anti-poverty programs at Colony South Brooklyn Houses and at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. As a N.Y.S. licensed driving instructor, he taught defensive driving to students & other instructors, and specialized in the ‘nervous and elderly’. he was a U.S. Army Vietnam-era vet, ’63-65, a Medical Specialist qualified to replace an M.D. killed in battle. Stationed in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, and Munich, he also functioned as the Medic for a 90-day Czech border assignment staffed by U.S. & French military. He was the language liaison between American & French commanding officers & troops. Nighttime visits to the border encampment by Fraulein Rosie resulted in significant outbreak of venereal disease. He traveled hours to get a supply of penicillin, sufficient for initial treatment of one million, five-hundred thousand units in the upper right quadrant of the buttocks of each infected individual. He secured permission for Rosie to also be treated, by a female nurse in the French contingent. He transferred out before knowing if Rosie ever agreed to be treated.

He took a European discharge, and worked at Berlitz language schools in Europe as an instructor. He was married briefly in Munich to an East-Prussian woman born in Konigsberg, later renamed Kailiningrad following Russian occupation.

He attended Manhattan and Brooklyn colleges with Liberal Arts concentration. He was conversationally fluent in four languages, and had three years of Latin and classical Greek at Loyola College High School in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. he was born March 10, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Enrique Noguera Vallejo, Consul General of Mexico, and the late Albertina Benard, daughter of Nicaraguan two-time presidential candidate. As his father’s diplomatic assignment evolved, as a child he lived in Philadelphia, Chicago, Montreal & New York.

He began human services work in the Hudson River Valley in the later 1970′s. He participated in Hudson River Valley ‘consciousness exploration research’ in the mid 1970′s. He functioned as a mentor to new participants. he worked with Family of Woodstock, off and on, from 1978 to the present. He was director of three different programs over 14 years. This beginning work at Family of the late 70s/early 80s was especially challenging, exciting and creative. He worked as an outreach family therapist with HALT at the Children’s Home of Kingston. During the heyday of family therapy in the 1980s, he received training via Jay Haley, Chloe Mandanes, Rosemary Whiffen, and Joseph Eron of the Family Studies had one-way mirror rooms, for team training purposes while working with families. He considered this one of his greatest, most satisfying learning/training experiences.

He also worked as a N.Y.S. licensed bilingual/bicultural behavioral health clinician, in two outpatient treatment clinics. He was the bilingual member of the Dutchess County Dept. of Mental Hygiene Trauma Team. Since mid- 2006 he was Friday daytime supervisor at Family’s Woodstock Hotline/Walk-in Center, served on the FOWCS committee, and volunteered when needed at Family’s domestic violence shelter, with Spanish/English facilitations.

From 1982 to the present, he researched and documented Hudson valley megalithic calendar sites with solstice & equinox sunrise/sunset alignments. These sites exist in the surrounding woods of Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess counties. He and fellow researchers believed that this work will rewrite the history of American, as a growing body of literature already assets, His work included New England sites as well. For almost 10 years he led all-day field excursions named Megalithic Journeys in the Hudson Valley. These featured slab-roofed stone chambers, mehirs, cairns, cyclopean walls and other lithic structures. Several hundred people witnessed winter solstice and vernal equinox sunrise alignments. Numerous memorable presentations to historical societies were very popular and well received. His research was featured as the keynote presentation at the 2010 NEARA (New England Antiquities Research Assoc.) Spring conference in Kingston, N.Y. See NEARA.org; Conferences: Archive NEARA conferences. Some early work was cited in ‘Stone Circle’ and Celtic Mysteries in New England’.

He had a lifelong passion and love for literature & writing, and often said “I am my bookshelves, and my bookshelves are me”. This passion began in preadolescence. His specialties were the European existentialists of 1900-1935, Latin American literature including all the works of Julio Cortazae, Jorge Luis Borges, and assorted esoterica as well. Over the decades he initiated and supported “Reading Aloud’ primarily in participants’ homes. His well-annotated volumes will be offered to members of the community. He wrote a number of 5,500 word short stories, and had numerous files of writings-in-progress over many decades.

He was an accomplished pistolero adept with all six calibers in his modest collection. He was a member of two local sportsmen clubs, and went to the range regularly. He trained at several internationally-known academies in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as well as a 60-hour training course with THT of N.Y. in 2002. He was impeccable in his practice of safety & security protocols, and subscribed to the dictum, “the safety is between the ears”. He was a member of the Second Amendment Foundation and NYSRPA, and believed that self-defense is a personal responsibility. He resonated aesthetically with the exquisite beauty and precision engineering of the various handguns and long guns, each of which he admired & treasured for their unique details and features.

He is survived by his sister, Tina, brother-in-law Michael, nephew and niece Christopher and Daniella of Flushing, N.Y., as well as many dear friends and colleagues. He was predeceased by his father Enrique and mother Albertina Benard. A memorial gathering will be held at this home. Saturday, August 6 at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to Family of Woodstock. Arrangements are under the direction of Lasher Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Tinker St., Woodstock

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Greetings from that little house at 16 Rock City Road – Family of Woodstock’s 24-hour Hotline and Walk-In Center. One might not suspect that inside is a hub of activity which has county-wide ramifications. We answer nine telephone lines, provide after-hours crisis and suicide intervention services, under contract with Ulster County Mental Health (a decades-long affiliation). Our domestic violence services encompass both residential and non-residential; we interface with ongoing issues involving emergency housing, legal, financial, employment, food, clothing, substance abuse, loneliness, depression, adolescent services, child care, etc. This, incredibly, is only a partial list! After almost 25 years of working at Family in various capacities, the scope and breadth of our helping services still amazes me. The levels of creativity, spirit and caring which staff members muster on a daily basis is poignant and vibrant. We try to help people help themselves. I am continually inspired and energized by the special work we do here, and I love our name, and I love Family.

We are understaffed in this challenging yet exciting time. There are more calls and requests for assistance than ever before. Other hotlines have closed and we are getting those calls, too. We need help. If you did a shift here 30 or three years ago we would love to have you back. Please call to discuss what kind of time you might have available, and what reinforcement and/or retraining we might offer to get you current again. We are beginning a new training cycle for telephone shift volunteers on February 21. This is an opportunity to participate in our vital work in the community, and to truly make a difference. Call 679-2485 or 338-2370 as soon as possible to register. There won’t be another opportunity to take this training until autumn. This is an opportunity to participate in Community, more crucial now perhaps than ever before.

Enrique Noguera,
Family of Woodstock

Woodstock Times,
Feb. 19, 2009

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[JR: p.s., thanks for retyping these for our benefit.]

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Aug 22, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Mullon, Walt [MC2007] Coordinator at US Chamber Commerce


Mullon, Walt [MC2007]
Coordinator at US Chamber of Commerce
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Government Relations

* Knowledgeable public policy professional with experience in labor, immigration, health care, and retirement policy formulation.
* Efficient coordinator who manages long-term projects while maintaining a focus on day-to-day operations and logistics.
* Experienced event planner with ability to execute different event formats, such as symposiums and forums

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Aug 22, 2011 ( )
JFACEBOOK: Mancini, Rick [MC1982] Any Manhattan alum on Long Island?

Mancini, Rick [MC????]

Any Manhattan alum on Long Island?

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[JR: Respond directly on Facebook.]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 11:10 PM
Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] Rick Mancini 1982

Dear John,

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


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mancini, Rick [MC1982]

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Aug 23, 2011 

MOBIT: Poortvliet, Bill [MCattendee RIP]


Bill Poortvliet was born in Jackson Heights, New York on March 28, 1931 to William George Poortvliet of Seattle, Washington and Margie Poortvliet (nee O’toole) of Albany, New York.

The Lord took him on August 18, 2011.

Bill studied at St. Joan of Arc school in Jackson Heights for 8 years, and then for 6 years at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, and Manhattan College in New York. Following U.S. Army service from 1952 to 1954, Bill graduated from New York University in 1956 and commenced a 39 year career at Met Life. He became Chief Actuary, then Executive VP of Met Life and finally Chairman, President, and CEO of Met Life International.

Bill was predeceased by Gigi, the love of his life, who was his wife and partner for 31 years. Together they traveled the globe and lived in New York, Madrid Spain, Westport, Connecticut, and Scottsdale, Arizona.

He is survived also by an extended family including Gigi’s daughter Denise Steel, Denise’s Husband, Nick Steel; daughter Caroline Hutchings; three granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren, as well as a nephew, Richard O’haire. Bill has been a supporter of the Arizona Humane Society, the Mayo Clinic, ASU and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made to these organizations in Bill’s name. Funeral service will be 10 AM Wednesday August 24, 2011 at Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church with interment immediately following at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary.


Poortvliet, Bill [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/azcentral/guestbook.aspx?n=bill-poortvliet&pid=153257545&cid=full

[JR: Sounds like a fellow who went to MC during the war years. Eventually getting things squared away and making his mark. Like most disrupted by that war, any war, one can only imagine what the facts are. Donna Nobis Pacem]

[JR: Attendees are recognized on the theory "if it's important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers". Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. And, imho, WW2 interrupted many plans. A good many who went never came back and maybe those that did had new priorities.]


Aug 23, 2011

MOBIT: Barone, Mary [MCxstaff RIP]


Mary Barone (1928 – 2011)  

Barone, Mary

Mary Barone (nee Hayes) of Yonkers died on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at age 82.

Born on September 16, 1928 to Michael and Mary (Nielson) Hayes in New York City where she was raised and educated. She attended Blessed Sacrament and Cathedral High School and also studied at Hunter College.

Mrs. Barone worked as a secretary for Manhattan College.

On June 25, 1949 she married Eugene V. Barone, he died in 1986. She was a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Mrs. Barone is survived by her three children, Raymond Barone of Yonkers, James (Susan) Barone of LaGrangeville and Patricia (Steve) DelBene of Medford, New York. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Danielle, Kristen, Jennifer DelBene, Kayla Barone and Lyndsay Jarufe. She was predeceased by her sister Agnes Liggio.

Visiting hours will be at the Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be in Most Holy Trinity Church on Thursday, August 25th at 10:00 a.m. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Avenue Yonkers, New York 10703 914-965-5488 www.whalenandballfh.com


Barone, Mary [MCxstaff RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=mary-barone&pid=153253492&cid=full

[JR: We recognize, and Manhattan College alumni should pray, for our fellow "Jasper Maker" and the family at this time. Staff and Faculty -- current and past -- are recognized, remembered, and prayed for. We are mindful of the service of these good men and women that comprise the Jasper "forge" that making us what we are. They are the "blacksmith's muscles" on the "bones" of the MC campus.]


Aug 23, 2011 

MFOUND: Plato’s Cave “gourmet”?

RT @cicutoface: Hey, Manhattan College people – did you see this?? http://t.co/BLTWsCA Plato’s Cave is going to be awesome?? So jealous.

by McHugh (Brendan McHugh)

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Plato’s Cave

Coming Fall 2011!

A major renovation is happening this summer, Plato’s Cave will be physically transformed to the artist’s rendering below, offering Gourmet’s newest signature concept, “the all natural cafe”.

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[JR: Take a look at the pic. And, "gourmet"? Things have really changed. What's next bistro seating on the quad?]

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Aug 23, 2011 

JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1967) alerts on some malware

From: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1967)
Date: Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM
Subject: Greetings from Brother Greg Flynn -

Dear Friends,

Please ignore any invitation from me to join Tubely.

I found out that Tubely is a mischievous scam on the intenet that takes over contact lists.

I am now back in the States on home leave and shall be in contact by REGULAR E-MAIL.

Greg (Jack)

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[JR: Because Brother Flynn is a Jasper "celebrity", I'm passing this along.]

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Aug 23, 2011 

JFACEBOOK: Clark, Milly Gonzalez [MC????] South FL Class of ’96?


Clark, Milly Gonzalez [MC????]

South Florida Class of ’96?

[JR: Reply directly on Facebook.]

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Aug 24, 2011 

JHQ: Quadrangle scholarship


August 18, 2011


RIVERDALE, N.Y. –– With many communication and journalism jobs moving to cyberspace, Manhattan College is continuing to prepare future journalists and communications professionals to go after their dreams by awarding annual scholarships for students to work on the College newspaper, which also publishes an online edition each week. Starting in 2002, Manhattan College launched the Quadrangle scholarship, and annually awards $5,000 to 20 students (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) to write, edit and manage the campus newspaper, the Quadrangle.

Five new Manhattan College freshmen are selected to receive the Quadrangle scholarship each year after submitting a portfolio and attending an interview. The students’ work is evaluated at the end of the academic semester, and in addition to reporting and writing a certain number of articles and attending weekly newspaper meetings, all recipients must participate in a series of three one-credit courses during their first two years at the College. The courses focus on improving students’ journalism, communication and multimedia skills, and helping them find their voice in writing. The students are also required to eventually serve as members of the Quadrangle editorial board.

Former editor of the Quadrangle, Meg Driscoll ’10, a resident of Hoboken, N.J., and a double major in communication and Spanish, received the scholarship as a freshman, and spent four years learning and trying to find her own voice. Driscoll credits her overall organizational, leadership and management skills to her Quadrangle experience.

“I look back on my four-year commitment to the paper with a lot of pride,” said Driscoll. “The scholarship classes and the requirements for writing stories helped me hone writing skills. And in particular, working for the Quadrangle helped me to realize that you can take something and make it your own – whatever it is.”

These days, Driscoll is using the skills she learned as a Quadrangle scholarship recipient to work as an assistant to the executive producers for The Colbert Report.

For more information about the Quadrangle scholarship, contact Thom Gencarelli, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and chair of the communication department, at (718) 862-7490.

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Aug 24, 2011 

JOBIT: McCabe, Catherine Henry [MC1970 RIP]




Catherine McCabe (nee Henry), wife, mother, professor, counselor, friend and a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY died peacefully on Tuesday August 23 at age 85.

A woman of great dignity, faith and affection, Cay was born on January 7, 1926 to John and Theresa Henry in the Bronx. She was raised in New Rochelle and was a 1947 graduate of the College of New Rochelle. Cay married Hugh McCabe in 1949 and with him raised seven children. While the older children where in school and the youngest were in pre-school, Cay earned two masters degrees, one in Theology at Manhattan College and one in Pastoral Counseling at Iona College. She had also begun her career as a professor of Religious Studies at Iona that would span more than 30 years and touch the lives of generations of Iona students.

Cay and Hugh had a wonderful partnership including working at the college they loved, Iona. Both were participants in the social movements of the 60’s. She balanced her family, career and studies while still being active in her church (Holy Family in New Rochelle) and her community. As her granddaughter Kate Walsh wrote in a college paper about her, “Her roles as a mother, activist, and professor were intertwined throughout the era and helped fuel each other rather than come in conflict. The relationships she formed as a mother and professor pushed her to become active in social movements for the 1960s. Her involvement in the movements informed her parenting, and her role as a professor came into her life because of her experiences as a wife and mother.”

In the 1970s, with her family’s support, Cay enrolled in the doctoral program at Fordham University. Unfortunately Hugh died suddenly in 1978 leaving Cay to raise her still young family so she did not complete her degree. She retired from teaching in 1994 and spent the remainder of her life traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Cay is survived by her seven children, Hugh (Janet), Thomas (Joan), Mary (William Walsh), Mark (Beth), David (Evelyn), Lawrence (Nancy) and Catherine (Jill), her seventeen grandchildren, Jennifer, Drew (Jodie), Sean, Glynis, Claire, Kate, Jack, Colin, Brian, Emily, Maura, Courtney, Alanna, Madeline, Mary, Hugh and Katherine and her six great-grandchildren Haley, Zachary, Serena, Nolen, Aria and Phoenix.

Calling Hours at the Fred H. McGrath & Son, Funeral Home, Bronxville, between the hours of 6 to 9pm Wednesday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9pm Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Holy Family Church, New Rochelle, on Friday Aug. 26th at 10:30am. Interment to follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in Cay’s name to Hope Community Services, 50 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801 914-636-4010 info@hope-cs.org.

Published in The New York Times on August 24, 2011


McCabe, Catherine Henry [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/nytimes/guestbook.aspx?n=catherine-mccabe&pid=153269849&cid=full


From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 11:52 AM
Subject: Re: McCabe, Catherine Henry 1970 RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that Catherine may have received her Masters in 1970.

May She Rest in Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCabe, Catherine Henry [MC1970 RIP]

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Aug 24, 2011 

JHQ: A Spectrum of Inspirations


A Spectrum of Inspirations

When Christopher Gorman ’05 graduated from Manhattan, he didn’t plan on working at a museum. His goal was to work in writing or journalism. The former features editor of the Quadrangle, who also wrote poetry and fiction, landed a job at Harper Collins Publishing, as the assistant to the art director, but he didn’t think he wanted to stay in publishing.

Gorman then saw an ad in The New York Times for a security officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and thought it would be an interesting place to work. At the very least, he thought he would get a change of scenery and the chance to be around wonderful works of art while he contemplated his next move.

“When I became a guard, I wouldn’t call it love at first sight, but it was as close to it as possible,” he says. “I loved being around the artwork and watching people’s reactions to it, helping visitors get around, listening to the docents and the people who gave tours and the interesting and wonderful things they would say about the artwork. It was within a matter of weeks that I realized that if I could find a way to stay at the museum, it could be a great place for me, and I could learn a great deal, but it could be an exciting place to have a career.”

And it has proven to be so. After seven months of serving as a security officer, Gorman was hired as assistant for special exhibitions, gallery installations, and design. In 2009, he was asked to be part of a newly formed committee, too, called Spectrum, which he has been co-chairing since last August.

The mission of Spectrum is to shed fresh perspectives on the museum, its collections and exhibitions through seasonal events that focus on contemporary artists, musicians and new media. Some of its previous events have featured Ringo Starr Ben Harper, Guster, Jon Sarkin, Duke Special and Jonathan Ames.

Gorman and the committee try to do four events in a year, maybe two large and two small exhibitions, but it’s not a hard-fast schedule yet. With an emphasis on collaboration, sometimes he and his co-chair come up with the ideas, and other times they cultivate ideas from their fellow committee members. One idea, in particular, that he can take credit for was a December event, An Evening with Katrin Sigurdardottir, who is an Icelandic artist with a recent exhibition.

“Her exhibition is based on works that are in another part of the museum, from an older period of art history,” he says. “Our mission is to share fresh perspectives of the museum, and here is this artist who has done that very thing with artwork, so I felt it would be a good fit.”

In February, Spectrum hosted an event with rock band Guster. At the start of the event, two curators talked about works in the museum’s collection that showed the historical relationship between art and music. They were joined on stage by Guster and Jon Sarkin, a folk artist who did the artwork for the band’s 2010 album East Wonderful. Then, Guster performed an acoustic set, while Sarkin created a work of art.

“After the conversation, the audience got to see the collaboration between an artist and a group of musicians play out before their eyes,” he says. “In terms of an unique experience for our audience, this event turned into a particularly beautiful one.”

Since working at the museum, Gorman has been inspired to draw and paint. He doesn’t have any formal training in studio art but has managed to have a few exhibitions during the past few years, a couple in the New York City and one in Rockland County, where he grew up. He likes to use ink on paper, pastel on paper, and does a lot of landscapes in black ink and white acrylic.

“I believe that painting on my own betters my form of understanding of how great artists are able to create great works of art,” says Gorman, who often carries a sketchbook on the subway. “Writing about the art and thinking about the art, all of this is informed by what I do at the museum, and all that I do away from the museum informs my work here, so it’s a nice relationship.”

Gorman also continues to write and recently started as an arts columnist for a website called Popten.net, which specializes in music, pop culture and movies.

And he’s very happy about how it all turned out.

“I have to say, as a New Yorker, as a person who went to school in the Bronx, now lives in Brooklyn, and works in Manhattan, I’m proud of the work I’m doing here, and I’m proud to be a part of a great New York institution, as I was proud to be a part of another great New York institution, Manhattan College,” he says. “That’s just something that I can’t say enough.”

*Article from the spring edition of the Manhattan magazine.

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Aug 24, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Brosnan , Joseph [MC1988] MgDir at FBR Capital Markets


Brosnan , Joseph [MC1988]
CFA; Managing Director at FBR Capital Markets
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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Aug 25, 2011 

JBLOGGER: Frechette, Nicole [MC2006]


Suisse Country Magazine – Translation Review Nicole Frechette

Aug 25 | Posted by: NFresh

When in Germany..one may find favorable reviews…or at least Nicole Frechette does! Thank you to Andreas Hilgart & Suisse Country Magazine!

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What a discovery for fans of New Country. At the German American Volksfest in Grafenwoehr Nicole Frechette hit the stage. Unfortunately already in the afternoon, which made me, and many other visitors of the Volksfest miss a part of her concert. But what a discovery! What a voice and, most of all, what a stage presence! At the end oft he concert there was the opportunity to obtain her CD. The EP lets us guess what talent this from the South of Conneticut could do when she hits the scene and roughens up Nashville’s country scene. Nicole Frechette is a bundle of energy, which can easily be seen in her stage presence and in the songs on her CD, which she interprets with a very pleasant powerful voice. She tells us that she has been found by Country Music. As for the country in this girl- she blames her grandma who wanted to show her real music by playing Patsy Cline for her. After meandering and testing different possibilities she discovered that Country Music was the perfect place for her.

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Aug 25, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Cordero, Joe [MC1999] VP at Raptor Trading Systems


Cordero, Joe [MC1999]
Vice President at Raptor Trading Systems
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Financial Services

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Aug 25, 2011 

JBLOGGER: O’Connell, Bill (MC1976) Biden CINO


Joe Biden is a CINO
O’Connell, Bill (MC1976)

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[JR: Good read imho.]

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Aug 26, 2011 

JNEWS: Grant, Brianne [MC2013] will be an underwater welder



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This week we Take Five with Brianne Grant, a 2009 graduate of West Milford High School and now a junior at Manhattan College studying business management.

Brianne has been life guarding at Bubbling Springs for four years and says she looks forward to seeing how much the kids grow from year to year. When Brianne is not life guarding at Bubbling Springs, she volunteers doing Underwater Search and Recovery with the Ringwood Dive Team and is also working on her SCUBA diving Instructors Certification with Lakeland Divers. “My goal is to graduate from Manhattan College then instruct SCUBA diving in the Bahamas for a year, afterword returning back to New Jersey to attend Commercial Diving School where I will learn underwater welding.”

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Grant, Brianne [MC2013]

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Aug 26, 2011 

JUPDATE: Schnurr, Jeremy M. (MC1970) Workers Comp Law Buffalo



Jeremy M. Schnurr
110 Pearl St., Ste. 100
Buffalo, NY 14202

Education: Manhattan College, B.A.; Cornell University, J.D.

Admissions: 1982, New York and U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 12:37 PM
Subject: {Privacy Invoked} to join Distribute_Jasper_Jottings

Dear John,

I believe that attorney Schnurr is a member of the Class of 1970.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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[JR: FYI, (parenthesis) indicates I have an email address for that Jasper; [brackets] means I don’t. This reflects the current state of research. Meaning it might be findable if you do some work. Of course, I’ll pass along any messages; response is not guaranteed.]

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Aug 26, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Ballard, Robby [MC????] Math Teacher at Spring Valley 


Ballard, Robby [MC????]
Math Teacher at Spring Valley School
Birmingham, Alabama Area
Primary/Secondary Education

* Educating elementary through high school students with learning disabilities in mathematics.
* Undergraduate test preparation (SAT, ACT)

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 12:47 AM
Subject: Re: Ballard, Robby [MC????] Math Teacher at Spring Valley School

Dear John,

I do not find anything in my “stuff” for Robby.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Aug 27, 2011 

JOBIT: Evans, Roger James [MC1956 RIP]


Roger James Evans

Mr. Evans, 77, of Charlotte, NC passed away on August 24, 2011 in his home with family present.

Born November 8, 1933 in Bronx, NY and raised in Brooklyn, NYC, he was the son of Maureen O’Reilly Evans (born in Cobb, Ireland) and Frederic C. Evans of Hammond, New York.

He has a younger sister, Maureen L. Evans, residing in Topsham, Maine. Roger graduated from Manhattan College in 1956 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and was a member of Phi Kappa fraternity. Upon graduation from Manhattan College, he served in the Navy aboard the USS Mills (DER 133). He later served as a Commander of the mine sweeper, USS Linnett.

Roger was married in 1958 to Barbara Pfaffenschlager at St Anne’s On the Hill in Flushing, NY. They initially resided in Salt Point, and later Wappingers Falls, NY.

A devoted husband of 53 years and a loving father to five children, Eileen (married to Richard Carr, residing in Centerville Ohio), Roger Michael (married to Victoria Thomas, residing in Ann Arbor), Elizabeth (married to Rodd Berro, residing in Armonk, NY), twin brothers, Robert (married to Kathy DiSalvo, residing in Vincennes, IN) and John (married to Robin Wiseman, residing in Cary, NC). He has 13 grandchildren and was able to see his oldest grandson recently married.

Roger began his professional career after the Navy with Electric Boat and NJ Bell. He was a long- time employee with IBM, having achieved Senior Engineer status over the course of 27 years with the company (1962-1989).

In 1979, he and the family moved from Wappingers Falls, NY to Mint Hill, NC and later in 1984, Roger and Barbara took a temporary overseas transfer with IBM to Boblingen, West Germany for 3 years. Upon returning, they lived in the Myers Park area for 10 years before moving to the current residence in South Charlotte. Members of St. Peter’s Catholic Church since 1987, Roger and his wife, Barbara, have been active in their church and various volunteer activities.

He was a long-time volunteer with Urban Ministries, Loaves and Fishes, and as a Child Advocate. He shared his knowledge and enthusiasm for computers as a volunteer teacher at the Shepherd’s Center at Southminster. Roger was an avid genealogist, accruing information on the family stretching back several generations.

Roger and Barbara have developed life-long friendships in their church and neighborhood. His quick smile and gentle spirit led to many enjoyable times spent with the Men’s Night Out group, the Saturday Geezer coffee group, and the ROMEO’s (retired old men eating out).

He is survived by Barbara, his wife of 53 years; his sister, 5 children and 13 grandchildren.

Special thanks to Presbyterian Hospice; Sean and Sharon. Donations may be made to Presbyterian Hospice and Urban Ministry.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 27th at 2:30 PM at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. The family will receive friends in Biss Hall following the Mass.

J.B. Tallent Funeral Service is assisting his family

Published in Charlotte Observer on August 26, 2011


Evans, Roger James [MC1956 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/charlotte/guestbook.aspx?n=roger-evans&pid=153287867&cid=full


Aug 27, 2011 

JOBIT: Quinlan, Michael James [MC1962 RIP]


Michael James QUINLAN

Mike Quinlan, 70, died suddenly at his home in Kirkland, WA on August 16, 2011.

He was born in New York City on June 30, 1941, to Mickey and Anne (Kelly) Quinlan. He graduated from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, New York (1958), earned a BSEE degree from Manhattan College (1962), and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (1980).

Mike served proudly and honorably as an officer in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam War, assigned to the National Military Command Center. He began his career with IBM as an engineer and eventually was named as the President of IBM’s largest sales division. He also served as CFO of IBM’s Asia Pacific business for two years, living in Japan and traveling extensively throughout Asia, managing staff in Hong Kong, Sydney and Tokyo.

After retiring from IBM, Mike became the Director of Technology at the Wharton School. He also founded a computer multimedia firm, served as the CEO of two NASDAQ-listed software companies and consulted internationally in the mobile phone industry. Mr. Quinlan’s diversified career gave him executive insights into technology, international finance, nuclear weaponry, the emergence of China, and entrepreneurship. He recently drew on these broad perspectives to comment on the serious issues the United States will face in the 21st century. He was actively working on a blog and a book at the time of his death.

On September 5, 1964, he married his soul mate ‘Jamie,’ Jean (MacMaster) in Williston, North Dakota. They moved to the Seattle area in 1997. Mike and Jamie shared a mutual passion for travel, whether it was cruising in Antarctica or the Arctic Circle, exploring the world’s greatest cities, or relaxing together on the California beaches. An excellent cook, Mike loved to entertain his family and his good friends around the dining table. Mike was a lifelong golfer, a student of history, a dedicated family man, and a compassionate soul. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mike is survived by his wife of 47 years; his sister Peggy (Jack) Dowling, Marlboro, MA; his brother John (Cathy), Parkland, WA; his daughter Cindy (David) Jensen, Kenmore, WA; his son Jeff, Aliso Viejo, CA; and two granddaughters, Ashley and Megan.

A private funeral service and burial has been held in his honor. A celebration of Mike’s life is being planned for a later date. Remembrances can be made in Mike’s name to: St. Martin de Porres Shelter, 1561 Alaskan Way S., Seattle, WA 98134 and to the scholarship fund at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, 357 Clermont Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Online condolences may be offered at www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sunset Hills Funeral Home of Bellevue, WA.

Published in The Seattle Times from August 27 to August 28, 2011


Quinlan, Michael James [MC1962 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/seattletimes/guestbook.aspx?n=michael-quinlan&pid=153297586&cid=full


Aug 27, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Behan, James [MC1966] Sr Engineer at H2H Associates


Behan, James [MC1966]
Senior Engineer at H2H Associates
Albany, New York Area
Environmental Services

Specialties: Project Management, Quality Management, Site Engineering, Stormwater & Erosion Control

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Aug 27, 2011

ENDNOTE: Domestic violence; a global problem


Battered South Asian women struggle with cultural and legal obstacles
Bob Makin
Aug. 6, 2011

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“Imagine, you’re 25 years old, about to get married back home,” Ray said. “You’re going to move to a new country with your new spouse. You’re excited about the marriage. You’re excited about moving to a different place. You’re excited to build a family and a new life. Then when you arrive, this man starts telling you where to go and what to do. He starts controlling who you can see. It’s quite a shock. Anyone in that position has a hard time accepting what’s happening. They don’t want to show the family that they failed, that they couldn’t keep the marriage going. Women might be blamed for breaking up the family because they were too opinionated, too modern, too westernized.

“If there are children involved, many women don’t want their children brought up by one parent. I don’t think anyone from any culture wants that. Denial is a complicated issue, denial of the practical reality that you have to be on your own raising children in a country where you don’t have any other family and you do not feel you have any support available to you.”

While she may have stayed in her situation longer than she should have, Patel said, she was granted U.S. citizenship because she was psychologically declared a victim of domestic abuse.

Granted $58,000 in punitive and compensatory damages for injuries she suffered in a divorce judgment in April, Patel said, she went about $70,000 in debt simultaneously pursuing a divorce and citizenship.

“I haven’t seen a single penny,” she said. “He beat my face, choked me so that I couldn’t breathe. He was banging my head. He was very violent right in front of his family, and they didn’t do anything. They took his side and lied under oath. But there was no punishment for them.

“They have money. I have no money. They have no shame. They are enjoying their lives freely. I’m stuck here. I can’t move on. They feel no shame. But I feel shame.”

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[JR: So when does a person's rights become "inalienable" to them? You have to admire the Gooferment's ability to screw everything up. H4 visas make the battered spouse a chattel slave. Land of the Free? When people come to the good old USA, we should welcome them. We need people who want to work. In my little L libertarian world, we'd take their picture, fingerprints, and DNA. Give them a quick physical for epidemical diseases, and a shiny new Green Card. Of course, they are ineligible for welfare, but that's not why they'd come. And there'sd be no "minimum wage" diktat to keep them from working. In the old days, the Irish had the AOH and the Italians had social clubs. There was also the Church. In my ideal world, "rights" are recognized the moment your foot touches the sacred soil. Too bad it's not that way today. Too bad these poor abused women don't have those "inalienable rights".]

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