JASPER JOTTINGS Week 36 - 2011 September 04     

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




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Aug 28, 2011  

POSITRACTION: Citizen steps up big time


Police: NM kidnapper thwarted by alert neighbor
By JERI CLAUSING – Associated Press

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Diaz’s husband, Antonio Diaz Chacon, gave chase in his car.

Garcia tried to lose him but ended up crashing into a telephone pole a few miles away, police said.

Garcia fled on foot, and Diaz Chacon grabbed the girl and took her home, police said. Garcia then returned to his wrecked van and took off but was later captured by police, authorities said.

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[JR: Excellent! I'm not sure I that I'd have been so courageous. You have to admire when someone reacts and it comes to a happy ending. Too bad we don't have an armed citizenry that protect the civilian population. Oh yeah we do. But the police can't be everywhere. But the citizen is "the police" in disguise. We saw what happens when society breaks down in London. I'm not sure I could do what this guy did. Barehanded. My fellow alums probably would not hesitate. I need my challengers much smaller or my tools much bigger. Figure with one of my 1911's, I could probably handle it. Or at least make a lot more noise in the perp's general direction. Argh! Bravo Zulu to this guy. He shoulda been a Jasper.]

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Aug 28, 2011  

JOBIT: Ahearn, Maurice J. [MC???? RIP]


Maurice J. Ahearn 

WARWICK, N.Y. – Maurice J. Ahearn, 89, of Warwick, N.Y. (formerly of Harrington Park and Highland Lakes, N.J.), passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at Schervier Pavilion with family at his side.

Born April 20, 1922, in Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Maurice Francis and Emily (Hejduk) Ahearn.

He was married for 61 years to the late Mary (Flynn) Ahearn, who passed away in 2009.

Mr. Ahearn was a graduate of Manhattan College, and then served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a civil engineer and owner of East Bay Paving Company in the Bronx. In later years, he worked for the state of New Jersey as a civil engineer retiring at the age of 71. He enjoyed his summer home in Highland Lakes for many years, was a former member of the Warwick Country Club and a parishioner of St. Stephen’s R.C. Church.

He is survived by his children: Mary Pat Ahearn of Boston, Mass., M. John Ahearn (Betty) of Guilderland, N.Y., Frank Ahearn (Donna) of Warwick, Kathleen Koval (Ed) of Natick, Mass., William Ahearn of Middletown, N.Y., Teresa Merkler (Doug) of Blairstown, and Stephen Ahearn (Tim) of Los Angeles, Calif. Also survived by grandchildren Kate and Matt Ahearn, Ryan, Megan and Kyle Ahearn, Ally, Noah and Zach Koval; and Hannah and Claire Merkler and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Lillian Linehan, in 2007.

Family will receive friends Monday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Warwick. Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen’s R.C. Church, Warwick, followed by interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Doctors Without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.org), the (www.cancer.org) or the (www.strokeassociation.org), three charities that were all close to Maurice’s heart.

For further information, directions or to send an online condolence, see www.lsvpmemorialhome.com.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on August 28, 2011


Ahearn, Maurice J. [MC1944 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/njherald/guestbook.aspx?n=maurice-ahearn&pid=153303931&cid=full


From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 11:58 PM
Subject: Maurice J. Ahearn, 1944 RIP

Dear John,

I believe that Maurice is a member of the Class of 1944.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ahearn, Maurice J. [MC1944 RIP]

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Aug 28, 2011  

JLINKEDIN: Bedder, Paul [MC1970] Sr Partner at Raindance Strategic


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


Executive with extensive International Sales & Operations general managent experience. Proven success leading new and existing organizations to sustained profitability, specializing in start-up and turn-around situations. Strengths include managing the P&L, directing sales, marketing, engineering, quality, and production teams. Effective at visioning and implementing strategies, optimizing global resources, developing and promoting innovative solutions, and generating significant cost savings. Adept at leading multinational teams in consumer and durable product firms to achieve results. Expertise in:

-New Business Initiatives and Operational Efficiencies

-Margin Enhancement and Cost Reductions·

-Global Sales and Pricing

-Vendor Outsourcing Strategy

-Talent Development and Utilization ·

Specialties: Providing vision, leadership, and passion to highly effective teams aimed at growing profitable businesses.

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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 29, 2011  

JHQ: 9-11 Friday, September 9, 2011

9/11 Commemorative Service
Friday, September 9, 2011

Start: 3.30pm
End: 4.30pm

The We Remember series continues with the commemorative service on Sept. 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers with The Honorable Rudolph W. Giuliani ’65, former Mayor of New York City and chairman & chief executive officer for Giuliani Partners, as the featured speaker.

For more information, visit http://manhattan.edu/about/Sept11/.

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Aug 29, 2011  

JEMAIL: Moore, Kevin (MC1980) ids Jeremy Schnurrs

From: Moore, Kevin (MC1980)
Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 9:53 AM
Subject: Re: JASPER JOTTINGS Week 35 – 2010 August 28 Re: Jeremy M. Schnurr

Dear CIC,

There was a Jeremy Schnurr who graduated with me in 1980, also an English major. I would hesitate to question the accuracy of Mr. McEneney, perhaps we have two Japer Jeremy Schnurrs.

Kevin Moore

[JR: Yeah, you know the quality of help you get these days. And, the "public" records are full of errors and omissions. We'll have to leave it at that.]

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Aug 29, 2011  

JEMAIL: About Christopher Gorman ’05

From: {Privacy Invoked}
Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 35 – 2010 August 28

Hey John:

Interesting stuff he’s up to–and it’s inspiring in that he got to that place by working his way up. His generous and uncomplaining description of taking a job as a guard at the Met (no Jasper degree necessary for that) gives insight to his character and dedication. I thought you’d like to see him in action at a Spectrum event he curated on May 26, 2011. Links are below.

As usual, you’re welcome to use this, so long as I’m not identified.

“Source who prefers to remain anonymous.”

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New York, NY – May 26, 2011: Academy Award-winning musician Glen Hansard (center) poses with Spectrum co-chairs Morgan Holzer (left) and Christopher Gorman (right) after playing a solo concert for guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur. Photo by Andrew Bisdale.


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New York, NY – May 26, 2011: At Glen Hansard’s concert in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur, Spectrum co-chairs Christopher Gorman (left) and Morgan Holzer (right) raffle off 25 hand-made gig posters, designed by Hero Design’s Mark Brickey and Beth Manos Brickey. Photo by Andrew Bisdale.


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New York, NY – May 26, 2011: At Glen Hansard’s concert in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur, Spectrum co-chairs Christopher Gorman (left) and Morgan Holzer (right) raffle off 25 hand-made gig posters, designed by Hero Design’s Mark Brickey and Beth Manos Brickey. Photo by Andrew Bisdale.


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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.

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[JR: I never question anyone's choices. But the ROI on a Jasper education is "interesting" at the very least.]

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Aug 29, 2011  

JEMAIL: Insull, Bob (MC1963) comments on gourmet Plato

From: Insull, Bob (MC1963)
Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 4:01 PM
Subject: Plato’s Cave Re-do

“Plato’s Cave” and “gourmet” in the same sentence? Boggles the mind!

Bob Insull
Rochester, NY

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Aug 29, 2011  

JFACEBOOK: Murray, Paul F. [MC1988?] seeks Chapel marriages


Paul F. Murray

Got married in 88 in the Chapel of John Baptiste De La Salle and his Brothers. Anyone else get married on Campus?

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Murray, Paul F. [MC1988?]

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Aug 30, 2011  

JOBIT: Petraglia, Sr. Grace Marie [MC1972 RIP]


Sister Grace Marie Petraglia OP

Sister Grace Marie Petraglia, OP, of Dominican Convent, Sparkill, New York, died on August 26, 2011 in Siena Hall Infirmary, Sparkill, NY.

Born in the Bronx, NY on March 10, 1927, Grace Marie Petraglia was the daughter of Peter Petraglia and Mary May. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1950 and became known as Sister Mary Antoninus, professing her first vows in 1952 and her final vows in 1957. Sister Grace Marie earned a BS in Education from Fordham University, NY and a MA in Education from Manhattan College, NY.

During her professional life, Sister Grace Marie served in the Archdioceses of New York and Newark, and in the Diocese of Syracuse. She taught at St. Martin of Tours School, Bronx, NY (1952-57); Holy Family School, Fulton, NY (1957-66); Christ the King School, Yonkers, NY (1978-79). After teaching for one year at St. Augustine School, New City, NY (1971-72), Sr. Grace Marie served as principal there from 1972-1978. She was also principal of Holy Name School, Vahalla, NY (1979-84); St. Matthew School, Hastings, NY (1985-1988); and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, Middletown, NY (1989-93). Sister Grace Marie also served as Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Newark (1984-1985), in the Admissions Office of Long Island University, and as secretary to the Executive Team of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill (1994-98). Upon her retirement she offered local community service at Dominican Convent and at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY.

Sister Grace Petraglia is survived by her nephews, Richard and Peter Foley, and her niece, Grace Merkle.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY, on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation is on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sparkill. Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention – Sister Mary Murray, President.

MICHAEL J. HIGGINS FUNERAL HOME 321 S. MAIN ST. NEW CITY, N.Y. 845-634-6110 www.mjhigginsnewcity.com

Published in the The Journal News from August 28 to August 29, 2011


Petraglia, Sr. Grace Marie [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=grace-petraglia&pid=153302025&cid=full

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 10:23 AM
Subject: Re: JOBIT: Petraglia, Sr. Grace Marie 1972 RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that Sister received her Masters in 1972.

May She rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Petraglia, Sr. Grace Marie [MC1972 RIP]

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Aug 30, 2011  

JTWITTER: @MelissaJoann “mini quad”



New adorable mini-quad in front of Memorial Hall. (@ Manhattan College w/ 6 others) [pic]: 4sq.com/oTPrcy

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[JR: "Mini Quad"?]

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Aug 30, 2011  

JVIDEO: Jaspers Cheerleaders – 2/16/2011


New video, Manhattan College Jaspers Cheerleaders – 2/16/2011 – http://t.co/tuc44h9

by NCAABasketball1 (Craig Taylor)


Written on AUGUST 29, 2011 AT 3:00 PM by

Manhattan College Jaspers Cheerleaders – 2/16/2011

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[JR: Why from a UK site?]

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Aug 31, 2011  

MNEWS: An analysis of the MC web site


Manhattan College – Episode #268

Site Scores:

Site Visual Information Code Overall

Manhattan College 55 64 70 (189/300) 63% D

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[JR: Can't disagree with his assessment.]

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Aug 31, 2011  

JHQ: Andrew Ryan, VP Facilities


August 25, 2011


RIVERDALE, N.Y. –– Andrew Ryan, P.E., a resident of Nanuet, N.Y., has been appointed vice president for facilities at Manhattan College. He comes to Manhattan College from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. An alumnus of the College, Ryan will have responsibility both for the daily operation of Manhattan’s physical plant and for project development, design and management of new projects. His first major project will be overseeing the construction of the College’s Student Commons, a centerpiece in Manhattan’s new strategic plan.

A professional engineer with extensive operations experience, Ryan has worked on projects with Perkins Eastman, Syska Hennessy and Langan Engineering. At Weill Cornell Medical College, he had overall responsibility for the maintenance and operation of more than 1.6 million square feet of combined state-of-the-art research, medical, educational, business and residential space. His work included extensive collaboration on construction projects, and in strategic planning and implementation.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Ryan back to his alma mater,” said Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College. “Andy’s excellent engineering education combined with broad and deep experience and an impressive record of accomplishment will make him a great addition to our administrative team.”

Ryan’s duties will include providing leadership for the College’s extensive sustainability initiatives. Energy conservation has always been one of his main goals, and during his time at Weill Cornell Medical College, Ryan brought the institution into the Mayor’s University Challenge to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions by 30 percent by 2018. Cornell has already reached that goal and has programs in place to reduce emissions further by 2018.

Throughout much of his career, Ryan has worked at medical and higher education institutions. He spent the first decade at the New York Power Authority in White Plains, where he began as an assistant operations engineer in Plattsburgh. While there, he was the lead engineer for a major expansion of a substation. Ryan held several positions at the New York Power Authority, finishing his time there as senior electrical engineer. In the early 1990s, he became the director of plant operations at Hackensack University Medical Center, and he also served at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., before joining Weill Cornell Medical College in 1998.

Ryan graduated from Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and also holds an M.B.A. from Iona College. He is a member of a number of professional organizations, such as the APPA, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, the Hospital Engineers of Greater New York, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is a licensed engineer in both New York and New Jersey.

“I am thrilled to be returning to Manhattan College and to be a part of the development of the College’s Student Commons,” said Ryan. “At the same time, we will be looking at opportunities for energy conservation throughout the campus.”

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Aug 31, 2011  

JOBIT: Harvey, Sr. Jean [MC1969 RIP]


Sister Jean Harvey  

Harvey, OP, Sister Jean

Sister Jean Harvey, OP, of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, New York, died on August 26, 2011, at her home in St. Louis, MO.

Born in St. Louis on November 16, 1941, Jean was the daughter of William and Dorothy Wolff Harvey. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1962, and became known as Sister Christopher Mary. She professed her first vows in 1964 and her final vows in 1969. Sister earned a B.S. in Education from St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY; an MA in Mathematics from Manhattan College, NY; a PhD. in Mathematics Education from St. John University, NY; and an MSW in Social Work from St. Louis University.

During her professional life, Sister Jean ministered in the Archdioceses of New York and St. Louis, and in the Diocese of Biloxi, MS. She taught at St. Rose of Lima School, NY (1964-66); Rosary Academy, Sparkill, NY (1966-70); and at Sparkill Union Free School, NY (1975-76), and then served as principal (1976-78). From 1976-80, she was a member of the Executive Team of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. Sister Jean served as Executive Director of New Hope Manor, Garrison, NY (1984-89). She also ministered as Director of Adult Education in Annunciation Parish, Biloxi, MS (1980-84). In her native St. Louis, Sister Jean was on the faculties of St. Louis University (1972-75) and Maryville University (1991-92). Since 1990 she has been a supervisor and counselor at Queen of Peace Center in St. Louis.

Beloved daughter of the late William and Dorothy Harvey; dear sister, Patricia Pfeiffer; dear aunt of Jean (Alfred) Lopez, Ann (Ken Hiester) Pfeiffer, Ruth (Tom Lach) and George (Dee Pollard) Pfeiffer; our dear great aunt, cousin and friend.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY, on Friday, September 2, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation is on Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sparkill. Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention- Sister Mary Murray, President.

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service 321 S. Main Street New City, NY 10956 845-634-6110 www.mjhigginsnewcity.com

Published in the The Journal News on August 31, 2011


Harvey, Sr. Jean [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=jean-harvey&pid=153373022&cid=full

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: JOBIT: Harvey, Sr. Jean 1969 RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that Sister received her Masters in 1969.

May She Rest In Peace,


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Harvey, Sr. Jean [MC1969 RIP]

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Aug 31, 2011  

JVIDEO: Possible MC Beer Pong Slam Dunk


Manhattan College Bill Beer Pong Slam Dunk

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[JR: Can't anyone afford lights for video. I have no idea of the provenance of this video. I'd be shocked — "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!" Captain Renault in Casablanca — if it was OUR MC. Musta been one of those others.]

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Aug 31, 2011  

JHQ: MC Pres Appointed to NCAA Committee


Manhattan President Appointed to NCAA Committee

Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College, has been selected to represent the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) on the NCAA Committee on Academic Performance. His four-year term will begin on Sept. 1. O’Donnell’s participation on the committee will further promote the College’s commitment to academic success for all student-athletes.

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[JR: Wonder how this will impact U Miami scandal?]

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Aug 31, 2011  

JFOUND: Imbriale, Ryan [MC2007] event funding a kid’s charity


Ryan Imbriale:

“I’ll be co-hosting a benefit dinner for Days of Taste New York with The American Institute of Wine & Food on Sept 7th. The venue will be at the Best Restaurant in the Meatpacking District, Macelleria owned by the wonderful Bitici Family. The food and wines will all be at the highest level. Note: Every dollar of every ticket sale goes into our Days of Taste fund. Thank YOU!”


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Imbriale, Ryan [MC2007]

[JR: Contact via Facebook or Jasper Jottings.]

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Sep 1, 2011  

JEMAIL: Rooney, John Peter (MC1965) bids farewell to Irene

“Irene” is gone, but we are still cleaning up.

Regards to Manhattan Alums,
John Peter Rooney, B.E.E. 1965

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[JR: Good riddance. 4 days without power. I "evac-ed" to my shore house after a day with no power. Funny that it had power a ½ block from the ocean. My relatives around the corner had power. Other than some stuff in the fridge, it was no big deal. Some folks lost everything. Prayers and good thoughts in their direction.]

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Sep 1, 2011  

JHQ: Newman Lecture 9/12 1600

Newman Lecture

Monday, September 12, 2011 4.00pm

The Newman Lecture will be held in the auditorium in Hayden (room 100). The speaker will be Dr. Mary Easo Smith.

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[JR: Not much said to entice butts in the seats. But then I'm just a fat old white guy injineer. What do I know.]

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Second Annual Newman Lecture at Manhattan

Molly Easo Smith, Ph.D., executive director of the Initiative to Develop Women as Academic Leaders, which is sponsored by the International Association of University Presidents, will present the second annual Newman Lecture at the College on Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. in Hayden 100. She will speak on The Liberal Arts: Engaging the Global Community and focus on developing interest in liberal arts centered education globally.

Smith was born in Chennai, India, and earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees in English from Madras Christian College, University of Madras and her doctorate from Auburn University. She has published widely on Shakespeare and Renaissance drama and held faculty and administrative positions at Ithaca College, St. Louis University, University of Aberdeen, Seton Hall University and Wheaton College, and served as the 11th President of Manhattanville College.

Manhattan College launched the annual Newman Lecture last year to celebrate Cardinal John Henry Newman’s beatification, which occurred on Sept. 19, 2010, in Birmingham, England, at a ceremony presided by Pope Benedict XVI. The goal of the lecture series is to reaffirm the significance of the liberal arts as the core of undergraduate education. The series is named after Cardinal Newman, whose The Idea of a University stressed the central place of the liberal arts in the Catholic intellectual tradition, as well as education in the professions.

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Sep 1, 2011  

JOBIT: Doran, J. Willard [MC1954 RIP]


Doran, J. Willard


J. Willard Doran, 80, of Highpointe, died peacefully Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at home with his family at his side.

Born in Troy on October 12, 1930, he was the son of the late D. Gilbert and Lillian Culkin Doran. A graduate of LaSalle Institute, Manhattan College and SUNY Albany, Willard was a US Army veteran and played with the 1st Army basketball team at Ft. Dix, N.J.

Will began his career as a teacher in the Lansingburgh School District. For 13 years he was the principal of Knickerbacker Junior High School and was so proud of his former students from the “Burgh”. In 1995 he retired from Hudson Valley Community College after 14 years as director of student development.

He also served as a Rensselaer County Legislator for 16 years.

An active member of the community, Will served on the board of directors for the Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club and the Knickerbacker Playground. He is a former member of the board of directors of LaSalle Institute, former member and past president of the Rotary Club of Lansingburgh and past president of the County Legislators and Supervisors Association of New York State. He is the 1997 recipient of the Frank W. Kennedy Memorial Award from the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club, the Troy Police PBA Gold Shield Award and the DeWitt Clinton Masonic Award Jerusalem Lodge #55, all for community service. Will is also a well-known area athlete and football and basketball official.

While at LaSalle, he was the captain of the football, baseball and basketball teams. He was the captain of the 1953-54 Manhattan College basketball team, a member of the Troy All-City All Time Basketball Team and a member of Ken Norton’s All Time Manhattan Basketball team. He also played professional basketball with the Wilkes Barre, PA Barons and the Lancaster, PA Red Rosas.

He is a member of the Capital District Football Officials Association and a former member of the Adirondack District Chapter of the International Association of approved Basketball Officials Board #36. In 2010, he was elected into the inaugural class of the Section II Football Hall of Fame along with his dear friend and officiating partner, the late Dom Denio.

He is a member of the Emerald Club Athletic Hall of Fame and the Friends of 112th Street Hall of Fame. For the past 19 years, Will along with his wife Joan has wintered in Naples, Fla. where he has met dear friends from all across the country especially the Brinkmans of Nevada, Iowa. He was a spring training season ticket holder for the Minnesota Twins and was a diehard New York Yankees fan.

He is the beloved husband of Joan Smith Doran whom he adored; devoted father of Daniel J. Doran of Troy, Nancy Doran-Hite and her husband Charles A. Hite of Delmar and Kathleen M. Congero and her husband William J. Congero of Bloomfield, Conn.; loving grandfather of Spencer William Congero, Daniel Patrick Doran and Elizabeth Joan Hite; brother of the late Margaret D. Downey and J. Gilbert Doran. Also survived by several nephews.

Will’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church in Troy. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the Doran Funeral Home, 9 South Lake Avenue, Troy on Friday from 3-7 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club, 505 4th Avenue, North Troy, NY 12182 or to LaSalle Institute, 174 Williams Road, Troy, NY 12180. The family would like to give special thanks to the Troy Fire Department paramedics and to Community Hospice of Rensselaer for the wonderful care given to Willard.

Published in Albany Times Union from September 1 to September 2, 2011


Doran, J. Willard [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/timesunion-albany/guestbook.aspx?n=j-doran&pid=153391588&cid=full


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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: JOBIT: Doran, J. Willard 1954 RIP]

Dear John,

Will was a member of the Class of 1954. He was an exciting Basketball Player while at Manhattan.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Doran, J. Willard [MC1954 RIP]

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Sep 1, 2011  

JOY: Maiello, Patricia Ann [MC????] wed


Vincent and Patricia Maiello exchange vows

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Vincent Ralph and Patricia Ann Maiello announce their marriage on June 26 in a Victorian garden ceremony at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y.

The bride is the daughter of Michael and Carolyn Pazsint of New Castle, Pa. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Slippery Rock University as well as a degree in nuclear medicine technology from Manhattan College. She works as a nuclear medicine technologist in Manhattan.

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Maiello, Patricia Ann [MC????]

[JR: Mozel Tov. Makes my day. ]

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Sep 1, 2011  

JOBIT: Castiglione, Lorenzo “Lorry” [MC1942 RIP]


The Evening Tribune
Posted Sep 01, 2011 @ 08:13 AM

COLORADO SPRING, Colo. — Lorenzo “Lorry” Castiglione, 92, passed away on Tuesday (Aug. 23, 2011). He was predeceased by his wife Donata “Dina” Castiglione in 2009. Lorenzo was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in North Tonawanda. After attending Manhattan College, he served in the Marine Corps during WWII. He later earned degrees at Columbia University and Alfred University. He moved to Hornell in 1947 and worked in the Hornell School District until retiring in 1978. During his years in Hornell he was a high school teacher, football and track coach and assistant principal.

He is survived by his sons, John (Marsha) Castiglione of Corning, and Lawrence (Colleen) of Wharton, N.J.; and daughters, Donna (Patrick) Kopach and Carol (Joseph) Rallo of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The children of Lorry and Dina will host a memorial gathering for friends and acquaintances from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Sons of Italy Hall on Erie Avenue in Hornell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Sports Hall of Fame, in care of the Hornell High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 135, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.


Castiglione, Lorenzo “Lorry” [MC???? RIP]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: JOBIT: Castiglione, Lorenzo “Lorry” 1942 RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that Lorry is a member of the Class of 1942.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Castiglione, Lorenzo “Lorry” [MC1942 RIP]

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Sep 1, 2011  

JHQ: September 2011 MC Monthly


Faculty Convocation Opens Fall Semester
The New Faces of Manhattan College
College to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11
College’s Lasallian Leaders Receive Record Number of Service Hours
Provost Elected to Board of Union Community Health Center
Quadrangle Scholarship Helping to Train Future Journalists
Students Gain Community Skills This Summer
College Receives ISSR Library Award
Yonkers Mayor Visits College For Summer Engineering Program Ceremony
Ladda Attends Women’s World Cup Finals

On Campus
Gourmet Dining Renovations Complete for Fall Semester
Study Abroad at Manhattan
Second Annual Newman Lecture at Manhattan
Jeremy Black to Speak at Great Cities Lecture
M.A.R.S. Hosts Writer on Sept. 21
Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center Sponsoring 9/11 Event on Sept. 26

Alumni Society Preview from the New President
Jasper Open Wrap-up
Construction Industry Golf Outing
Alumni Society Meeting Sept. 10
Alumni Businessmen’s Retreat Friday – Sunday, Sept 16-18
Donald Broderick Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing on Sept. 26
2011 Track & Field/Cross Country Reunion on Oct. 1
Alumni Soccer Game on Oct. 1
Alumni Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Games on Oct. 1
Career Fair 2011 on Oct. 19
Alumni Open House Brunch for Prospective Students Oct. 30
Athletic Hall of Fame To Induct Alumni on Nov. 12
Hold the Date! New York City Club Reception on Nov. 2
Become a Mentor at Manhattan
Jaspers Helping Jaspers
Giving to Manhattan
Alumni Resources
Contact Your Alumni Office

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments
New Employee Orientation on Sept. 16
Welcome New Employees
Manhattan College Milestones

President Appointed to NCAA Committee
College Enhances Draddy Gymnasium
Jotanovic Competes in World Championships
Pompey Contests 400 Meters at World Championships
2011 Men’s Soccer Season Outlook
2011 Women’s Soccer Season Outlook
Manhattan Named All-Academic Team by USTFCCCA

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Sep 2, 2011  

MNEWS: MC dining workers fired


Noted by Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988)


Dozens serve up protest for Manhattan College dining workers

(09/02/11) THE BRONX – More than 80 former Manhattan College workers, along with students and faculty members, rallied in Riverdale today demanding that the school’s new dining hall provider rehire laid-off workers.

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[JR: Hmmm, where's all that big "social justice" that the liberal socialists push on us "mean nasty conservatives"?]

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Sep 2, 2011  

MVIDEO: MC Scooter Dodgeball


Manhattan College Scooter Dodgeball

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[JR: I'm sure it's not OUR mc. :-) They should be working on their "Headless Horsemen" pictures.]

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Sep 2, 2011  

JNEWS: Pollack, Brian R. [MC1994] @ Chadbourne + Parke LLP


Chadbourne & Parke Strengthens IP Practice With Addition of Brian Pollack

September 01, 2011 | PR Newswire Association LLC

NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The international law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP today announced that Brian R. Pollack has joined the firm as counsel in the New York office.

Mr. Pollack focuses his practice on patent portfolio strategy and intellectual property litigation. He also has significant experience in patent preparation and portfolio development, IP due diligence, product clearance and freedom to operate analyses. Mr. Pollack was previously a counsel with Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP.

During his career, Mr. Pollack has advised clients regarding IP issues relating to financial services systems, renewable and alternative energy systems (including solar, nuclear and fuel cell systems), pollution control systems, polymer properties and production, mechanical and medical devices and many other technologies. He has also counseled companies on trademarks, copyrights and IP related to video, source code and documents.

“We are proud to have Brian join our team as we continue to expand our IP group with experience and talented professionals,” said Chadbourne Managing Partner Andrew Giaccia. “Brian’s in-depth IP litigation and patent interference practice complements our existing IP capabilities and makes him a tremendous asset for our clients.”

Mr. Pollack was previously an IP associate at both Winston & Strawn LLP and Morgan & Finnegan, LLP. A former engineer, he has worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Plasma Science and Fusion Center, the Joint European Torus Nuclear Fusion Facility, the Indian Point Nuclear Facility and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

“As we continue to grow our IP practice, Brian’s reputation and professional insights will enhance our services, particularly with respect to patent prosecution and litigation,” said Walter G. Hanchuk, co-chair of Chadbourne’s IP Group. “His experience in the technology and life sciences sectors serves to further diversify our group and continues our program of adding top-notch talent to our team.”

“Brian is accomplished in litigating complex technology issues across the country,” added IP Group co-chair John A. Squires. “Our clients will greatly benefit from Brian’s technical and litigation experience and industry knowledge.”

Mr. Pollack earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, from Manhattan College in 1994. He received both his M.S. in Nuclear Engineering and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996.

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Sep 2, 2011  

JHQ: Admissions Information Session 9/17 1100

Admissions Information Session Saturday, September 17, 2011 11.00am

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by an information session at 11:00 a.m. and tour given by current students at Noon.

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[JR: Remember it's all about "butts in the seats". Got any "butts" for them "seats"?]

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Sep 3, 2011

JNEWS: Castiglione, Lorenzo “Lorry” [MC1942 RIP] remembered


Hornell remembers ‘Lorry’
By Derrick Balinsky
The Evening Tribune
Posted Sep 02, 2011 @ 12:30 PM

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Hornell, N.Y. —

Lorry Castiglione, donning the white and green of Manhattan College, once threw the first-ever touchdown pass seen on live television, according to local legend.

“He always liked to tell that story,” John Tobin, a long-time friend of Castiglione, said. “I’m not sure who they played, but they played the game at Yankee Stadium. He threw the first touchdown ever to be seen live on T.V. — that’s the way Lorry told it anyway and it’s probably true. He was proud of that fact.”

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[JR: A great story. Nice to be well-remembered. An exemplar.]

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Sep 3, 2011

JNEWS: Kelly, Raymond W. [MC1963] an obsessive attention to detail


AP Interview: NYPD boss expands counterterror role

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NEW YORK — Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly sits at the head of a conference table in a top-floor office that looks like a cross between a Fortune 500 boardroom and a Best Buy sales floor. He’s calling up security-camera feeds that appear on wall-to-wall flat screens.

If he wants, he can produce a military-style aerial map of lower Manhattan, including Wall Street and ground zero. But on this weekday, he zooms in on a homeless man passed out in a bus stop on the Upper West Side, then emails a photo to the neighborhood’s precinct house — prodding commanders there to get the man shelter.

The scene put two of the 69-year-old commissioner’s trademarks on display: an obsessive attention to detail and an insatiable appetite for the latest technology. He’s also known for an impervious attitude toward questions about the New York Police Department’s counterterrorism tactics, which have raised concerns about civil rights and unchecked power.

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Kelly, Raymond W. [MC1963]

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Sep 3, 2011

JNEWS: Alvarez, Edwin [MC????] Southeast Town Board Putnam County


Meet the Candidate: Edwin Alvarez
He is running for Southeast Town Board.
By Ashley Tarr
September 2, 2011

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At a recent Eastern Putnam County League of Women Voters candidate forum, Alvarez shared some information about himself with community members. According to his statements that night, he:


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Has been married to his wife for 20 years,

Has a 14-year-old son, who attends Brewster Central schools

(Education, Career)

Earned a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College

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Served a total of six years in the U.S. Army

(Community, Local Government)

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Says that because he is a taxpayer and a homeowner, with a child in the Brewster school system, he “can relate to any frustrations that people may have in regards to the expenses in the town and the current dysfunction we’ve seen in the last couple years”

Would “keep an open mind” when it comes to working with Village of Brewster officials on potential consolidation of services (specifically trash and water)

Believes it would be his responsibility as a Town Board member to represent the residents, especially when it comes to budget decisions

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Believes he has the “knowledge and skill set” to “lead people,” but is also “humble enough to be led”

Believes in “smart growth” when it comes to new businesses

Will work hard as a councilman so that others can enjoy what he has enjoyed over the last 16 years as a resident

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Alvarez, Edwin [MC????]

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Sep 3, 2011

JNEWS: Doran, J. Willard [MC1954 RIP] remembered


Friends, colleagues remember J. Willard Doran
Published: Saturday, September 03, 2011
By Cecelia Martinez The Record

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TROY — A former Rensselaer County Legislator and long-standing member of the Troy community passed away Wednesday. J. Willard Doran, 80, was known not only for his political legacy, but also for his commitment to athletics, education and children’s charitable causes.

“He was always a champion,” said Joe Manupella, director of the Lansingbugh Boys and Girls Club. The two knew each other for nearly 50 years, working together at the Legislature and at the Boys and Girls Club. “He was always helping out the kids, and they all respected him and loved him. We lost a good a friend.”

Doran was born in Troy and attended LaSalle Institute, later serving as captain of the basketball team at Manhattan College. He also played basketball with the U.S. Army, and continued his career in athletics and education in the Lansingburgh School District and later Hudson Valley Community College.

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Doran, J. Willard [MC1954 RIP]

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Sep 3, 2011

ENDNOTE: Know not the day; nor the hour


Aug 21, 12:42 AM EDT
3 generations of NY family die in I-95 wreck in NC

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WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A New York family returning from Disney World was devastated Saturday evening when women representing three generations were killed in a wreck on Interstate 95 in eastern North Carolina.

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[JR: Maybe that is not the worst outcome. No one left behind to suffer.]

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