JASPER JOTTINGS Week 41 - 2011 October 09     

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



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Oct 2, 2011 

POSITRACTION: What is Reparation Driving?


Can’t We All Just Get Along?
by Eric Peters

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If you stop to think about it, this pattern repeats on other levels, such as the political. Most people would never threaten their neighbor with violence in order to force him to give them money. Yet the will routinely – casually – vote in favor of doing precisely the same thing, only by proxy. They lack both physical and moral courage to steal, but provided it is called something else and done by someone else, then it’s ok.

Admirable, even.

It’s the same with road manners.

Well, we need a wake-up call – and a remedial lesson, too. Nothing good comes of theft – or being a PhD Dick behind the wheel, either. You may think you’ve got the upper hand, that you’ve “taught them a lesson” – but in fact all you’ve succeeded in doing is ratcheting up the Hate, and that will come back to bite you in the ass one day, too.

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Driver’s Prayer

God our Father, you led Abraham from his home and guarded him in all of his travels. You guided him safely to the destination you had chosen for him. Be with us now as we travel and guard us every mile of our journey. Help us to be attentive, cautious, and concerned about our fellow travelers. Make our highways safe and keep us from all danger.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, guide us to our destination and help us to drive prayerfully and carefully. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.


What is Reparation?

Reparation is the manifestation of love which is conscious of sin and endeavors to make up for the injustice done to God through sin.

What is Reparation Driving?

Reparation Driving is the effort of generous souls who, in addition to what is already their duty, seek to give to the Sacred Heart more love and honor, thereby making up, in some small way, for the inconsideration and recklessness of careless drivers.

The Reparation Way of Driving

* Make a simple “mental note” upon entering your car that you are offering this time to the Sacred Heart

* Prove your sincerity and love by driving to the best of your ability, observing all laws of traffic and courtesy

* Exercise the greatest charity toward others AND FOR OTHERS who are careless and thoughtless in their driving

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[JR: These two sites hit a chord. Frau Reinke was a "Sacred Heart" girl. I wish I knew why. But, she had some material from one of her charities. One item was about "reparation driving". I joke that with her eyes, she'd be doing her reparation if she didn't drive. Some how, she didn't think it was funny. So my "punishment" for being such an <synonym for donkey> was that when I was driving her, I had to make "reparations" for being mean to her about her driving. It became a standing joke. Of course, I cheated a little. Some of my fellow drivers may have received a special Irish prayer — May your pipe never smoke, may your teapot be broke! — as opposed to a true reparation prayer. But I tried.]

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Oct 2, 2011 

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Reynolds, James R. [MC2005]


James R. Reynolds was named a financial advisor at Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., Plantsville section of Southington.

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 12:03 PM
Subject: Reynolds, James R. [MC2005] at Ameriprise Financial Services

Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 2005.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Reynolds, James R. [MC2005]

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Oct 2, 2011 

JTWITTER: Cicuto, Sarah [MC2010]: “Grand Canyon. Sunrise. Nbd.”


Cicuto, Sarah [MC2010]: “Grand Canyon. Sunrise. Nbd.”


[JR: Beautiful picture. "BD" to me. Wish I was there again. Wish I could go back in time. Wish, wish, wish. Carpe Diem! It's a BIG deal.]

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Oct 2, 2011 

JNEWS: Ward, Emilia [MC2008?] first lax coach for AB edu


A-B Hires Lacrosse Coaches
Posted Saturday, October 1, 2011 ; 07:41 PM
Two coaches have been chosen to lead two of the five new sports at Alderson-Broaddus.
By Katie Smith

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PHILIPPI — Just a few months ago, newly hired Alderson-Broaddus Athletic Director Dennis Creehan announced …

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The inaugural season of women’s lacrosse at A-B will be coached by Emilia Ward. She comes from Adrian College where she was an assistant coach.

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Lacrosse programs will begin at A-B in the 2012-2013 school year.

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[JR: FYI Alderson-Broaddus College 101 College Hill Drive, Philippi, WV 26416]

Ward, Emilia [MC2008?]

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Oct 2, 2011 

JTWITTER: Brown, Lindsay [MC2007] asks a FACEBOOK like for her book


Brown, Lindsay [MC2007]: “Hi friends, if you’re on #facebook, would you kindly “Like” my book’s page? Pretty please? Here it is: http://t.co/TmRd17eR

[JR: Maybe I should try that for my book? ROFL!]

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Oct 3, 2011 

MNEWS: Romero, Mickayla [MC2016?] coming to MC


AT WHAT COST: Local grads take different journeys to grab scholarships
Posted: Oct. 2, 2011 | 12:09 a.m.
Updated: Oct. 2, 2011 | 7:47 a.m.

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Mickayla Romero achieved enough success in softball and academics at Valley High School that a college scholarship might have come her way, anyway.

But excelling in club softball elevated the pitcher and shortstop’s recruiting to another level.

Romero, who shone with the California Lite club team during high school off-seasons, committed to Manhattan College last fall before her senior season at Valley.

She signed with the Division I school in New York in November, accepting a roughly 70 percent scholarship, according to her father, Danny Romero.

“We played locally for most of her career in softball, up until her sophomore year,” he said. “We took her out of state to play (club) for a California team, and (coach) Pam Newton helped my daughter. She explained to my daughter that she had to put out videos to colleges to be recognized.”

Danny Romero said whatever was spent for tournaments and showcases throughout California was well worth it.

“It cost money to go down there and spend your time and energy and effort. … The key to a girl achieving her softball goals is to be able to show yourself to colleges throughout the country.”

Still, he said, none of Mickayla’s softball accolades would have mattered if not for her solid academic background.

“The scholarships are for sports, but if you don’t have the grades, you’re not going anywhere.”

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Romero, Mickayla [MC2016?]

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Oct 3, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Quealy, Thomas [MC1964] Real Estate Broker at Coldwell Banker


Quealy, Thomas [MC????]
Real Estate Broker at Coldwell Banker
Greater New York City Area Real Estate

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 12:13 PM
Subject: Quealy, Thomas [MC1964] Real Estate Broker at Coldwell Banker

Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1964.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Quealy, Thomas [MC1964]

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Oct 4, 2011 

JOBIT: Jarvis, Mark C. [MC???? RIP]


Mark Jarvis  

JARVIS, MARK C. 60, of Hines Road, passed away Sunday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.

He was the beloved husband of Sheila (Guarino) Jarvis. They had been married for 39 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Joseph and Joanne (Rogers) Jarvis. He resided in Cumberland for the past 26 years, previously residing in East Providence. He was a communicant at St. Aidan Church, Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. He was a member of the church choir, a Eucharistic minister, and a Confirmation teacher. He welcomed parishioners following Sunday mass with coffee.

He was president of Truck Solutions of North Smithfield for the past 7 years.

Among many interests, he enjoyed a good cigar while on the golf course on Saturdays with his little brother.

Besides his beloved wife, he leaves his two sons, Jason Jarvis and his wife Melissa of North Smithfield, and Justin Jarvis and his wife Carla of Cumberland; three grandchildren Jamison, Jaydon, and Julianna; one brother Doug Jarvis and his wife Sharon of Woonsocket; and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Jared M. Jarvis.

A celebration of his life will be held Thursday at 9 AM from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Aidan Church, Diamond Hill Road Cumberland. Burial will follow in the Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Jared Jarvis Fund c/o Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan Colleen Pkwy, Riverdale NY 10471. Directions/Guestbook: jjduffyfuneralhome.com

Published in The Providence Journal on October 4, 2011


Jarvis, Mark C. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/providence/guestbook.aspx?n=mark-jarvis&pid=153963734&cid=full

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Oct 4, 2011 

JNEWS: Argiro, Tom Jr. [MC2000] runs Fort Lee Tire Center


By Robyn Nadel
Wheels at Fort Lee Tire Center Keep on Turning
Fort Lee Tire Center is there to help fix any problem

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Now in its 40th year, Fort Lee Tire Center, came to fruition on Main Street in 1971 when Tom Argiro Sr. rented garage space in the basement of Squires Delicatessen (remember them?).

At the age of 10, Tom Sr. had started in the car business with his father Al in Fort Lee, where he learned the know-how of the business. He worked with his father until he attended Pace college, where he earned a business degree. Al later became the owner of Al’s Deli in the borough (something else people may remember).

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Tom Sr. gave much of the credit for the present-day operation of Fort Lee Tire to his son.

“He manages everything at Fort Lee Tire,” Tom Sr. said. “After he graduated from Manhattan College, he went into business with my father at Al’s Deli [mid 1990s to early 2000s]. After my dad sold the deli, Tom Jr. came to work with me.”

Customers John and Donna on their way out of Fort Lee Tire said the father and son duo “always seem to know what we need for the car.”

“They are the best,” John said. “The job they do is exceptional. Whenever there’s a problem, it’s fixed right the first time. We’re never steered in the wrong direction.”

Tom Sr. added, “Our customers have come from Albany; one customer who moved to New Brunswick came for brakes and then another customer from Brooklyn came in for a bulb.”

Fort Lee Tire is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays. Fort Lee Tire Center can be reached by calling 201-947-3843.  

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Argiro, Tom Jr. [MC????]

[JR: Had to dig.]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 1:42 PM
Subject: Argiro, Tom Sr. [MC2000] runs Fort Lee Tire Center

Dear John,

I believe that young Tom is a member of the Class of 2000.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Had my seniors and juniors mixed up initially. Much appreciated. Hope our fellow alums drop by and buy a tire. Ask for the Jasper discount and take a picture of the confused look. LOL! We need some intern reporters to send out. Did you know that "intern" means "we evade the minimum wage law".]

Argiro, Tom Jr. [MC2000

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Oct 4, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Scopelliti, Pasquale [MC1970] Inet Pro Sr Analyst at Corning Inc


Scopelliti, Pasquale [MC1970]
Internet Professional
Senior Analyst at Corning Incorporated
Ithaca, New York Area

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Oct 4, 2011 

JFACEBOOK: Pollina, Philip [MC1994] Yard Sale!

Pollina, Philip [MC1994]: “AHRC and special needs children. I am still working on the page. My nephew is severly handicapped and we are trying to raise money for his school and also for him.”

Yard Sale/Fundraiser
Time Friday, November 4 · 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location 12 Heather Crescent Commack, NY
For The Pollina Family’s First Annual Benefit Yard Sale

Dear Friends and Family,

For those who have not been exposed, it is difficult to fully understand the hardships special needs children and their parents endure. Navigating through all the red tape to get the help your child needs can be extremely difficult, and the financial burdens for getting help for those things not covered can be astronomical.

Please come to The Pollina Family’s First Annual Benefit Yard Sale for children and their families living with developmental disabilities on November 4th, 5th and 6th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (rain dates November 11th, 12th and 13th ) at 12 Heather Crescent in Commack. The proceeds will be donated in part to the A.H.R.C. of Suffolk , a school for children with developmental disabilities .

The Pollina Family’s First Annual Benefit Yard Sale will have something for all. Baby items like a crib, stroller and a pack & play; Miscellaneous items like a chiropractic massage table, designer hand bags, toys, oil paintings and collectables will all be on sale.

Please try to come over and bring any items you would like to donate; we’d love to see you! Coffee and cake will be served.

Please share this letter with anyone you know, you can help make a difference!

If you would like to make a cash donation, please make your check to Jody Pollina, 12 Heather Crescent, Commack, NY 11725. Or online via Paypal to jody.pollina@gmail.com .

Details: The Pollina Family’s First Annual Benefit Yard Sale

Dates: November 4th, 5th and 6th. (rain dates November 11th, 12th and 13th )

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m

Place: 12 Crescent Heather Crescent, Commack, NY 11725

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Oct 5, 2011 

JOBIT: Johnson, Ronald Carl “Swede” [MC???? RIP]


Ronald (Swede) Johnson

Johnson, Ronald (Swede)

Ronald Carl Johnson of Congers, NY, died on Monday October 3rd, at Nyack Hospital, while surrounded by his family. He was 74 Years old and was born in the Bronx on March 23, 1937, to parents Carl and Martha Johnson. He has been a Congers resident since 1952 where he attended Congers High School. In 1954 he set Rockland County High School Basketball records by scoring 45 points in a single game and 285 points in a single season. He received a full scholarship and attended Manhattan College. Ronald was a Life Member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and served as Treasure for Rockland County Carpenters Local 964. Ronald was an active member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Pearl River. He was a member of the VASA club and very proud of his Swedish heritage.

He is survived by his daughter Cathy Cairns and husband Norman from Monroe, NY, son Carl Johnson and wife Kathleen (Cain) of Nyack, NY, daughter Christine Cull and husband Bill from Monroe NY, grandchildren Douglas Cairns, Emily Cairns, Erik Johnson, and Brian Johnson, sister Blenda Smith of Binghamton, NY, and nephews Brad and Norman Smith, and niece Bonnie Tifel.

Viewing will be held on Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 at Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY. Religious Services will be held Friday at Good Shepherd Church in Pearl River, NY at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, please provide donations to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Pearl River, NY. Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc. 321 South Main Street New City, NY 10956 (845) 634-6110 www.mjhigginsnewcity.com

Published in the The Journal News on October 5, 2011


Johnson, Ronald Carl “Swede” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=ronald-johnson&pid=153968485&cid=full


From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 3:11 PM
Subject: Johnson, Ronald Carl “Swede” [MC???? RIP]

Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Oct 5, 2011 

JHQ: Thomas Sayers Ellis, award-winning poet 10/12 1600


Major Authors Reading Series
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4.00pm
Featuring Thomas Sayers Ellis, award-winning poet, photographer, and author of Skin, Inc. and The Maverick Room.

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Oct 5, 2011 

JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) and a new ISP email address

From: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)
Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 10:17 AM
Subject: A new email address


I have just switched my email address from {Privacy Invoked} to {Privacy Invoked}.

Please use this new address for all future emails.



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[JR: Of course, I've updated my THREE address books (Argh!) -- Jasper Gmail, on my MAC, and personal address book. Too bad Plaxo sold out to Comcast and Cardscan went out. No one syncs books well any more. By way of rant, I think all this work is unnecessary if folks would just get their own "domain name". $10 per year and you never have to EVER change your email address. It gives you the flexibility to "redirect" that message traffic to an ISP email account if that's what you want to do. You can even forward it to a gmail account and forward that to your ISP account. Instant spam filter and email archive. And, ISPs don't have a flawless record on email handling. Sigh!]

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Oct 5, 2011 

JNEWS: Yarossi, Paul [MC1973] Elected ARTBA Chairman


Top HNTB Executive Paul Yarossi Elected ARTBA Chairman
Oct 4, 2011 3:31PM GMT
Source: The Journal of Commerce Online

(MONTEREY, CALIF.) — Paul Yarossi, a professional engineer with 40 years of experience and the president of HNTB Holdings Ltd, has been elected 2011-12 chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The election was announced during the association's national convention, held October 2- 5 in Monterey.

Yarossi first joined HNTB, one of the nation's top engineering, architecture, and construction management firms, in 1973 after graduating with a civil engineering degree from Manhattan College.

Yarossi serves on HNTB's board of directors and is responsible for overseeing and directing the firm's governance, capitalization strategy, compliance and audit functions, as well as its external and government relations. Previously, he was chair of HNTB's aviation practice, and officer-in-charge for several HNTB offices in New York and New Jersey. He was instrumental in formulating the firm's training and development programs.

At the heart of Yarossi's agenda as ARTBA chairman is to lead the transportation design and construction industry push on passage of a robust, multi-year federal highway and transit investment bill in 2012. The current law, known as SAFETEA-LU, expired in September 2009. Yarossi also said he would launch a long-term public education and industry image campaign that spotlights the industry's innovative practices on transportation projects and the benefits to the taxpayers.

Among other key items on Yarossi's agenda: implement the recommendations of the ARTBA Strategic Planning Committee to help ensure the association becomes a clearinghouse for its member firms, state chapters and other industry groups seeking information about successful local and state transportation investment strategies, research, legislation and advocacy programs; expand the association membership base; and develop new programs to keep the industryʼs young executives fully engaged in theassociation's advocacy activities.

Yarossi has been a leader in ARTBA for nearly a decade, serving as senior vice chairman, first vice chairman, vice chairman at-large, chairman of the Transportation Design and Construction Innovation Advisory Committee, and co-chairman of the ARTBA SAFETEA-LU Reauthorization Task Force.

His other business and industry involvement includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Let's Rebuild America's Leadership Council,” American

Council of Engineering Companies Transportation Committee vice chair, and member of the Design Professionals Coalition Executive Committee.

He and his wife, Anita, reside in New Hampshire.

Established in 1902 and headquartered in the Nation's Capital, ARTBA represents the public and private sector members of the transportation design and construction industry before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, news media and general public. The award- winning association is a “federation whose primary goal is to aggressively grow and protect transportation infrastructure investment to meet the public and business demand for safe and efficient travel.”

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Yarossi, Paul [MC1973]

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Oct 5, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Bischoff, Michael [MC1983] Project Manager at CSC


Bischoff, Michael [MC1983]
Project Manager at Computer Sciences Corporation
Syracuse, New York Area
Information Technology and Services

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Oct 5, 2011 

JHQ: Manhattan Monthly October 2011



College Advances in 2012 U.S. News Rankings
Charles Gargano ’79 To Receive Honorary Degree at Fall Honors
Indoor Track Re-dedicated to Joseph Kearney ’67
Manhattan Education Student Receives Bond Scholarship

Manhattan College Presents First M.B.A. Student Convocation
HGI Sponsors Post 9/11: An Interfaith Dialogue From a Woman’s Perspective
Manhattan College’s Major Authors Reading Series Continues
Robert Hammond to Speak on the High Line on Oct. 19
Upcoming Lasallian Convocation Sponsored by the Office of Mission
HGI Fall Events on Oct. 26 and Nov. 7
Manhattan’s Air Force ROTC Recruiting Students

College Names New Alumni Director
Alumni Businessmen’s Retreat Celebrated in September
Alumni Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Games on Oct. 15
Career Fair 2011 on Oct. 19
Attend the Basketball Season Preview on Oct. 27
Alumni Open House Brunch for Prospective Students Oct. 30
Long Island Alumni Reception on Nov. 9
Athletic Hall of Fame To Induct Alumni on Nov. 12
New York City Club Reception on Nov. 17
Come to the Gulf Coast Alumni Luncheon on Nov. 30
Become a Class Representative
Become a Mentor at Manhattan
Jaspers Helping Jaspers
Giving to Manhattan
Alumni Resources
Learn more about resources and programs available to Manhattan College alumni

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments
Hurricane Irene 2011
Welcome New Employees
Manhattan College Promotions
Manhattan College Milestones

Weight Room and Fitness Center Open in Draddy
Pompey Named Director of Educational Development at Armory
Jaspers Join in Fight Against Breast Cancer
George Beamon Named Men’s Basketball Co-Captain
Manhattan and Syracuse To Air Live On ESPNU
Haddeland Named Manhattan Women’s Lacrosse Coach
Manhattan College athletic director Bob Byrnes has named Diane Haddeland Jaspers’ head women’s lacrosse coach.

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Oct 6, 2011 

JHQ: Study Abroad Fair 10/5 @ 1700


Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 5.00pm

Attend the Study Abroad fair from 5 to 7 p.m. in Smith Auditorium.

For more information call or visit the Study Abroad Office ex. 7527 Memorial 412.

[JR: Hits the calendar to late to action. Argh!]

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Oct 6, 2011 

JHQ: Diversity Speaker: Kip Fullback 10/12 @ 1900


Diversity Speaker: Kip Fullback
Wednesday, October 12, 2011  7.00pm

Kip Fullback will provide identity development through cultural exploration.

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Oct 6, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: O’Rourke, James [MC1985] Dir of Mktg at Thermo Fisher Sci


O’Rourke, James [MC1985]
Director of Marketing and Product Management at Thermo Fisher Scientific
Greater New York City Area

* Expertise in Corporate Finance / International Markets / Corporate Restructurings
* Internal Controls / Information Technology
* Metrics and results driven financial and strategic leader with experience in building and leading organizations through growth and consolidation business cycles. Consistent achievement of revenue growth and profit margin expansion in highly competitive markets.

Specialties: Corporate Finance, Business Development, Strategic Business Planning, Multi-site operations management, Complex negotiations/Strategic Sourcing, Team building and project leadership, Coaching/Mentoring, Lean/process improvement

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Oct 6, 2011 

JOBIT: Scarpulla, Ignatius William “George” [MC1949 RIP]


Posted on Thu, Oct. 6, 2011
George Scarpulla, he helped to resurrect Socity Hill
BY JOHN F. MORRISON Philadelphia Daily News

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GEORGE SCARPULLA was one of the pioneers who braved the crumbling and shuttered neighborhood called Society Hill in the early ’70s and transformed it into an urban miracle.

But that was only one of George’s accomplishments. He was an engineer whose work took him from the South Pacific to the Arctic Circle and many places in between.

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Ignatius William Scarpulla, who was called Iggy in his youth but who adopted the name George in later years, a 30-year employee of RCA in Moorestown, an Army Air Corps veteran and a devoted family man, died Sept. 24 of leukemia. He was living in Oro Valley, Ariz.

George was born in the Bronx, N.Y., a son of Sicilian immigrants. He was drafted into the Army Air Corps in 1946, and served as a weather observer.

He later graduated from Manhattan College and earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from Fordham.

While at Manhattan, he was president of Il Circolo Dante Alighieri, a campus organization focused on the study of Italian arts and culture. It was at a Sunday-afternoon tea dance held by the club that he met his future wife, Rosemarie Scalese. They married in 1951.

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His wife died in 2006. Besides his daughter, he is survived by a son, John; two other daughters, Marie and Clare; a brother, Carmine; a sister, Rose, and a granddaughter, Marlena.

Services: Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Old Saint Joseph’s Church, 321 Willings Alley, followed by burial with military honors at Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Old Saint Joseph’s Historic Preservation Corp. at Philadelphia 19106.


Scarpulla, Ignatius William “George” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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IGNATIUS “GEORGE” of Philadelphia, PA died Sept. 24, 2011, played a major role in the restoration and revitalization of Society Hill and also active member of historic Old St. Joseph’s Church. A loving father and husband. Wife Rosemarie 1926-2006, daughter Caren of New Rochelle 1955 – 2007. Survived by son John (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA), daughters Marie (Philadelphia, PA), Clare (Oro Valley, AZ), Madelyn and granddaughter Marlena (New York, NY), brother Carmine (San Antonio, TX) and sister Rose (Bronx, NY). Services: 10 A.M. Saturday October 15th, Old Saint Joseph’s Church, 321 Willings Alley, Philadelphia. Burial with military honors at Calvary Cem., West Conshohoc-ken, PA. Donations in George’s name Parishoner #482 Old Saint Joseph’s Historic Preservation Corporation.

Published in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on October 7, 2011


Scarpulla, Ignatius William “George” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/philly/guestbook.aspx?n=ignatius-scarpulla&pid=153993319&cid=full

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 12:57 PM
Subject: Scarpulla, Ignatius William “George” [MC1949 RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that George is a member of the Class of 1949.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Scarpulla, Ignatius William “George” [MC1949 RIP]

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Oct 7, 2011 

JOBIT: Mangine, Joseph C. [MC???? RIP]


Joseph C. Mangine
AGE: 84 • Berkeley Twp.

Joseph C. Mangine, 84, of Holiday Heights, Berkeley Twp., NJ died Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Community Medical Center, Toms River.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, he lived Old Bridge for 40 years before moving to Berkeley Twp. 16 years ago. He graduated from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.

Joseph was Manager of Medical Research at Schering Plough in Bloomfield, retiring after 25 years of service. Mr. Mangine served in the US Army during WWII.

He was a parishioner of St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church, Berkeley Twp., where he served as a lector and Eucharist Minister. Joseph was a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Thomas the Apostle Council 4815, Old Bridge, NJ, where he served as Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator. He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus St. Thomas Assembly 1619. He was very active in Knights of Columbus state committees, serving on the 3rd degree Initiation Team and the State Membership Committee. Joseph also served as District Deputy.

He was also a member and former officer of the Schering Plough Retirees and served as editor of the Holiday Heights Newspaper.

Predeceased by his grandson Scott Puff in 1994 and his son in law Gary Puff in 2004.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years Dorothea (nee Donahue); a daughter Loretta Puff of Brick, NJ; a sister Theresa Galbo and her husband Vincent of Boynton Beach, FL; 3 grandchildren Gary Puff Jr., Jonathan Puff and Kristen Puff, all of Brick; 3 great grandchildren Matthew, Emily and Samantha; a sister in law Mildred Donahue of Manahawkin, NJ.

The family will receive friends Sunday, 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St. Catherine Blvd., Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday 10:30am at St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church, Berkeley Twp. Burial to follow at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold, NJ. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com

Published in Home News Tribune & Asbury Park Press on October 7, 2011


Mangine, Joseph C. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/mycentraljersey/guestbook.aspx?n=joseph-mangine&pid=153990054&cid=full

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 12:07 AM
Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] JOBIT: Mangine, Joseph C. [MC???? RIP]

Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Oct 7, 2011 

JOBIT: Thackaberry, Michael Joseph [MC1961 RIP]


Michael Thackaberry


Michael Joseph, age 71, of Venice, Florida, passed away on October 3, 2011. He was born on May 21, 1940 in New York, New York.

Michael was former Vice-President of manufacturing and on the Board of Directors at Lea & Perrins Inc. in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

He graduated from Manhattan College in 1961 and earned his Master’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He taught for many years at St. Peter’s College and Montclair State University.

He moved to Osprey, Florida in 1984 where he established several businesses until his retirement in 2004.

He was an avid sailor and was a member of the Venice Sailing Squadron where he served as Commodore in 1992, St. Petersburg Yacht Club and Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club where he also served as the Marina Director and taught navigation classes. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis as a navigator on reconnaissance aircraft based in Rota, Spain.

Michael is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 49 years, Joan; a son, Brian (Jacquelyn) Thackaberry of Purcellville, Virginia; two daughters, Brenda (Thomas) Nye of Burlington, Connecticut, Jennifer (Stephen) Zeigler of Valparaiso, Indiana; a sister, Barbara Pompa of New York City, New York and four grandchildren. Michael was preceded in death by his brother, Harold in 1992.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Epiphany Cathedral on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 10 AM. Burial with military honors will follow at Sarasota National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34238 or to the Southeastern Guide Dogs, 1618 Main Street, Sarasota, Florida 34236. Farley Funeral Home in Venice, Florida is handling the arrangements. To send condolences visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Record and Herald News on October 7, 2011


Thackaberry, Michael Joseph [MC1961 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=michael-thackaberry&pid=153995118&cid=full

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Oct 7, 2011 

JHQ: Gargano, Charles A. [MC1979] honorary Doctor of Science at MC



September 23, 2011


RIVERDALE, N.Y. –– Charles A. Gargano ’79, former chairman and commissioner of Empire State Development and vice chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science at Manhattan College’s Fall Honors Convocation on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers.

During the ceremony, close to 130 seniors will be recognized for their academic excellence and inducted into Epsilon Sigma Pi, the oldest college-wide honor society. Induction into Epsilon Sigma Pi is considered the highest scholastic honor that can be earned by a Manhattan College student.

Gargano, a New York native, earned a Master of Science in civil engineering from Manhattan College, was a member of the board of trustees and established the Ambassador Charles A. Gargano ’79 Endowed Chair in Global Economics honor in 2009. In addition, he received both his Bachelor of Science in engineering and Master of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also holds professional engineering licenses in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Oklahoma and Vermont, and has four honorary doctorate degrees.

President Ronald Reagan named Ambassador Gargano deputy administrator of the Federal Urban Mass Transportation Administration in 1981, which began his career in public service. Thus in 1988, he was appointed ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago by President Reagan, and then re-appointed in 1989 by President Bush, where he served until 1991.

Gargano’s distinguished public service followed a successful career as an engineer and principal at J.D. Posillico Engineering and Construction, which was a company he helped build into one of Long Island’s largest heavy construction firms.

Most recently, Gargano’s vital work at Empire State Development resulted in important capital investments for New York State, including the revitalization of Times Square and the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Station. He also directed Governor Pataki’s privatization initiative that made New York the first state in the nation to privatize a commercial airport: Stewart International in the Hudson Valley.

Prior to leaving the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 2007, Gargano was the governor’s key aide in carrying out interstate shipping and transportation policies. In fact, he aided in the $9 billion redevelopment investment project at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Gargano also served as president and chairman of the Columbus Citizens Foundation from 1998-2001, a New York City-based philanthropic organization dedicated to the history and culture of Italian Americans and sponsor of the Columbus Day Parade.

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[JR: Just hit the MC homepage?]

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Oct 7, 2011 

JTWITTER: “gabmagg” made the MC dance team


“gabmagg”: “Yay for manhattan college dance team. I feel so official :) yfrog.com/h0qlltqfj”


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[JR: Looks like our MC. I peek only for verification purposes. Now "we", meaning you all, have to attach a name + class year with a face. I can't do more lest I ve accused of being a DIRTY fat old white guy injineer. Yes, Jaspers have become MUCH better looking than in my day. ]

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Oct 7, 2011 

JTWITTER: @insideedition is going to be in Dante’s Den



Ferrarotto, Amanda [MC2012]: “ATTN #ManhattanCollege students!: @insideedition is going to be in Dante’s Den at 1pm interviewing students on Apple products. Go Go Go!”


Kallock, Maddie [MC????]: “Everyone watch #insideedition tomorrow at noon to catch me along with other #manhattancollege kids honoring #stevejobs”

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[JR: Takes a look of detective work to turn Tweets into Information. Maybe I need a G2 desk in the Virtual Jasper Newroom? This uncovered another Jasper to follow for news. Imagine what I could do with a staff, budget, and time? ROFL! I could id the entire Jasper population. Doctor Strangelove move over. I could be the Slim Pickins character! Riding a "data bomb" to target.]

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Oct 8, 2011

JHQ: Fall Open House 10/30



October 6, 2011


RIVERDALE, N.Y. –– Manhattan College will host a Fall Open House for college-bound students on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 12 p.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers with opening welcome remarks from Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan. After the opening remarks, prospective students and their families can take a campus tour or visit the Draddy Gymnasium to meet and interact with faculty members from all majors, administrators and current students in order to learn more about Manhattan’s academic and campus life.

The afternoon session in Draddy Gymnasium will include a light lunch and refreshments. Prospective students are also invited to attend a morning Mass ceremony at 9:30 a.m. and campus tours will begin at 10:30 a.m. for attendees.

In addition, the Alumni Society is sponsoring a brunch at 10:30 a.m. in Dante’s Den (Thomas Hall) for alumni to attend and accompany high school and transfer student guests to the open house.

For more information and to register, visit http://MCdreamsdelivered.com/.

To attend the alumni brunch, please call (718) 862-7432 for more details.

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Oct 8, 2011

JNEWS: McBride, Anthony “Tony” [MC1954] retires


Funeral home closes after McBride has retired
By Meghan Foley
Posted: 10/08/2011 12:41:01 AM EDT

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ADAMS — The third generation will be the last for a local family in the funeral home business.

With the retirement of its owner, Anthony “Tony” McBride, 79, in mid-August, McBride Funeral Service on Liberty Street has now closed.

“Age was the deciding factor to retire,” McBride, who has been a funeral director for over half a century, said Wednesday.

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In July 1957, he and his wife, Ruth, were married. They would have five children.

“My father was sick at the time, and my mother had asked me to come back and help out with the family business,” McBride, who had three younger brothers and a younger sister, said. “I had helped my father out before that, so I was familiar with things.”

Prior to attending embalming school, McBride had received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Manhattan College in New York City in 1954, and had served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954 to 1956.

Being a funeral director had its good and bad sides, but overall it provided a sense of satisfaction, McBride said.

“Families will be upset, and many times there is a feeling of guilt among individuals for not saying something to a loved one before that person passed,” he said. “I learned a long time ago that you just let them get it off their chest.”

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Besides being a funeral director, McBride also was involved in local and state politics, serving as a state representative from 1968 to 1978. He also served locally as a selectman, town moderator, a member of the Conservation Commission and a member of the McCann School Committee.

McBride said he enjoys woodworking and plans to do a lot more of it in retirement — uninterrupted by business calls.

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Oct 8, 2011

JFACEBOOK: Handren, Ed [MC1965] posted a picture


Handren, Ed [MC1965] posted this picture:

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[JR: I thought this was pretty funny. As an opponent of the "minimum wage" laws, here's one I can agree with.]

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Oct 8, 2011

ENDNOTE: Stand at attention while the ship goes down



Manhattan Diary
by Cahir O’Doherty

Posted on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 10:53 AM
Pat Robertson: if your wife has Alzheimer’s, divorce her

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I’ve come to anticipate high handed judgements from American evangelical leaders, but even I was surprised by the sheer thoughtlessness of Pat Robertson’s directive to the husband of an Alzheimer’s patient this week.

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Wow, this is hard to stomach. Maybe I’m overly sensitive to the topic. I’d give anything to have any part of my spouse back. Weren’t we taught that bad things do happen to good people and we have to “accept” our burdens with love. In my novel, I wrote some dialog that I still believe.

“My love, were it in my power, I would sadly grant thee this boon. But, we have to continue to follow His Plan for us. Let’s go forth and speak no more of this. Who ever is last will be last. It will be His choice; not ours. We’re but humble custodians of His temple on earth. It’s not our place to trump His plan. Whatever that plan be, know that I will be with you to my last breath.” — character “John” to Marie about dying in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 2 Page 399

“You can’t be afraid. It’s not right to be afraid. It’s as if you don’t trust the Lord with our lives. I’m not a big Bible Banger, but it seems rude to joggle God’s elbow. Like a little kid, who has no concept of what is happening.” — character “John” in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 2 Page 206

It seems to me that the proper advice would be to chastise the wayward spouse to tend to his duties and forego his dalliances. Once you give your word, you’re committed. If you word is no good, why should anyone trust you? Why should you trust yourself? The beauty of marriage is that you go “all in” for however the cards fall. And, while Caesar can grant you a divorce from your civil marriage, there’s no release from your vow but death.

Shame on Pat for not realizing that while the poor afflicted woman may no longer be in her right mind, she has dignity. Palming her off on the State so that the wayward husband can party hearty is just wrong. Immoral! Shame on Pat for this answer.

“I knew I was sunk-but, damn it, if you are caught by the Birkenhead Drill, the least you owe yourself is to stand at attention while the ship goes down.” — Robert A. Heinlein’s “Double Star”

It would be a “Birkenhead Drill” (The famous soldiers’ action which became the epitome of courageous behaviour in hopeless circumstances.) but it was his self-assumed obligation to stand by his wife’s side.

Again, maybe I’m too close to the topic.

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