JASPER JOTTINGS Week 42 - 2011 October 16     

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



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Oct 9, 2011 

POSITRACTION: Everyone needs a little superhero now and then


Erik “Electron Boy” Martin  

SEATTLE (AP) — In real life he was Erik Martin, a boy with a constellation of severe health problems and a rare form of cancer. But in his imagination he was Electron Boy, a superhero who saved Seattle from the forces of darkness and evil one spring day last year.

Erik died Friday at home. He was 14.

In April 2010, hundreds of volunteers in Seattle and Bellevue made Erik’s superhero story come true, in an elaborately choreographed event created by the Washington chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Wearing a handmade superhero costume that he had helped design, and riding in a DeLorean sports car, Erik rescued the Seattle Sounders from Dr. Dark and Blackout Boy. He saved a Puget Sound Energy worker stuck in a bucket truck, rescued a group of people trapped on the observation deck of the Space Needle, and captured the villains, played to the hilt by Edgar Hansen and his sidekick Jake Anderson, both of Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch.”

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Three years ago, Erik was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called paraganglioma, which spread throughout his body and was not treatable with surgery or chemotherapy.

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation offered to grant him his wish, Erik told wish manager Jessie Elenbaas that he wanted to do things he has never been able to do: to run fast, be powerful and help people.

“Everyone wants to see someone become a superhero for a day, especially someone struggling with as many issues as Erik was,” she said.

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[JR: “Everyone wants …”. Yup, you and I can be someone’s “superhereo” enabler. Just had lunch yday with Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1967) and he’s a superhero. He helps a couple of hundred children every year. I was playing an “enabler” trying to link him with resources at MC that can be a win win for everyone. The MC faculty and students can apply their “learnin” to the real world and those children in a rough life get the benefit. (And, yes, for those who find it hard to believe, I actually came out of my hole and it wasn’t groundhog’s day.) I’m sure my fellow alums don’t need my urging to do great things, but maybe this story will touch them as it did me. Everyone has a role; even if it’s just to play the villain.]

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Oct 9, 2011 

JHQ: “The Public Enemy” (1931) 10/18 1900


Communication Department Classic Film Screening Series
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 7.00pm

Screening of the film “The Public Enemy” (1931) in the Scala Academy Room/Room 215 in Leo Hall. James Cagney plays Tom Powers in the quintessential gangster role, where he infamously shoves a grapefruit in Mae Clark’s face ant “gets it” in the end. There will be a short introduction by Communication professor Michael Grabowski. This event is open to the entire college community.

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[JR: Updated ]

Communication Department Classic Film Screening Series
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 7.00pm

Screening of the film “The Public Enemy” (1931) in the Scala Academy Room/Room 215 in Leo Hall. James Cagney plays Tom Powers in the quintessential gangster role, where he infamously shoves a grapefruit in Mae Clark’s face and “gets it” in the end. There will be a short introduction by Communication professor Michael Grabowski. This event is open to the entire college community.

[JR: What changed? ]

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Oct 9, 2011 

JEMAIL: Menchise, Louis (MC1987) points to his website

From: Menchise, Louis (MC1987)
Date: Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM
Subject: Louis Menchise 1987 needs repsonses to sway investors

Movie viewers: Would you be interested in seeing better movies? Would you like to tell filmmakers, producers, and the studios what you want to see when you go to the movies or watch one at home?

Would you like me to try and convince movie theater companies they should give you discounts for telling me what you want to see? Let me know that as well.

Are you a filmmaker? Would you be interested in knowing what the viewing public wants to see when they go to the movies? My website would provide this information won’t come to fruition unless you respond with a “Yes.” I need to prove to investors of the viability of this idea. Don’t expect that other film person to tell my yay or nay for you – how else is anyone going to know how many film people would want this information? Such a website would be a great benefit to all of us, and the viewing public – a group to which we belong as well.

My last question: How much would you be willing to pay for information? I would charge on a yearly basis or by individual project.

Mine is the only website that provides specific information before the conceptual, writing, and production processes.

You can reply here, or you can do so through my website, BetterFlicks.com. Spread the word!!


Thank you.

- Louis Menchise

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Oct 9, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Cotter, Michael [MC1985] CFO Travel Affluent Markets at Citi


Cotter, Michael [MC1985]
Senior Vice President / CFO Travel and Affluent Markets at Citi Cards
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

Summary: Accomplished manager with over twenty years of experience. Proven execution skills in the areas of credit card business planning and analysis, financial forecasting, reporting and control, and card acquisitions. Breadth of experience includes: finance, marketing, strategic planning, corporate finance, and competitive benchmarking.

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Oct 10, 2011 

JNEWS: Antenucci, John (MC1959) selected as “Partner of the Quarter”


John Antenucci BS ’59 and his wife Roni were selected as “Partner of the Quarter” representing their business A & B Asset Documentation Services, LLC. Their business is located in Sarasota, Florida and services surrounding cities. The honor is written up in the Partner’s Corner of the September / October 2011 issue of “The Bridge”, a publication of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. Chamber Phone number is 941-955-8187.

John and Roni are also challenging anyone who wants to improve the physical fitness, lose weight or find a good entrepreneurial opportunity to join their BodyByVi 90 Day Challenge, sponsored by ViSalus Sciences. Contact them at healthchallenge.antenucci@gmail.com or call at 941-388-8153

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Antenucci, John (MC1959)

[JR: I love when I get "friends reporting on friends". Makes me feel like the "secret police". Congrats to John and Roni for creating value. Small biz is going to be how the country gets out of this economic mess.]

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Oct 10, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Cotter, Bob [MC1966] CEO at Advanced Global Solutions, Inc.


Cotter, Bob [MC1966]
CEO at Advanced Global Solutions, Inc.
Greater New York City Area

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Oct 11, 2011 

JEMAIL: Borrelli, Ed [MC1973] running for NY Judge on 11/8

Ed Borrelli MC 1973 MA Philosophy ; Prep 1969 is running for Judge


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Borrelli, Ed [MC1973]

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Oct 11, 2011 

JNEWS: Butler, John P. [MC1986] CEO Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals


Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Names John P. Butler Chief Executive Officer
CEO brings more than 20 years’ experience commercializing innovative therapies rare disease patient populations
Press Release Source: Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. On Tuesday October 11, 2011, 7:30 am EDT

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LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. ( company focused exclusively on the development and commercialization of new treatment option announce the appointment of John P. Butler as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Butler replaces Mich Griffith, of Chief Scientific Officer and is retaining the title of President at Inspiration.

Mr. Butler brings to Inspiration more than 20 years of experience commercializing innovative ther serve rare disease patient populations. As CEO, Mr. Butler will be responsible for leading the tra organization, driving the development and commercialization strategy for the company’s two late-stage programs for hemophilia, and building an organization to sustain long-term growth.

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Mr. Butler joins Inspiration from Genzyme Corporation, one of the world’s largest biotechnology (EURONEXT:SAN – News) in April 2011. While at Genzyme, he most recently served as Preside business, which has developed and commercialized first-to-market, transformative therapies for s company’s renal, endocrinology, and cardiovascular businesses, growing the division to $1 billion held sales and marketing positions at Amgen and Hoffmann-La Roche. Mr. Butler received his B. and his M.B.A. from Baruch College. He currently serves on the board of the American Kidney Foundation

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Butler, John P. [MC????]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 1:15 PM
Subject: Butler, John P. 1986 CEO Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals

Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1986.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Butler, John P. [MC1986]

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Oct 11, 2011 

JHQ: Disney ABC Television Group Info Session 10/12 @ 1630


Disney ABC Television Group Info Session – FOR INTERNSHIPS!!!!
Bernadette Blocker invited you · Private Event
Wednesday, October 12 · 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Manhattan College
Created By: Bernadette Blocker
For: Manhattan College Center for Career Development- Student Group
Journalism/Communications/Media Studies Students ONLY!
LOCATION – Capalbo Room- Delasalle Hall – Room 300

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Oct 11, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Cotter, Jeanine [MC1985] VP, Sys Svcs, Global Tech Svcs at IBM


Cotter, Jeanine [MC1985]
VP, Systems Services, Global Technology Services at IBM
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

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Oct 12, 2011 

JNEWS: Cunningham, Patrick C. [MC1988] National Business Aviation Assn


Updated: October 11th, 2011 06:28 PM CDT
Board Elections Take Place at NBAA Annual Meeting

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National Business Aviation Association

Las Vegas, NV, October 11, 2011 – The Voting Membership of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today re-elected 11 directors during its 64th Annual Meeting held today at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Additionally, Richard Shine of Manitoba Corp. succeeded Patrick C. Cunningham of PepsiCo, Inc. as Board chairman, and Ron Duncan of General Communications, Inc. will serve as NBAA’s new vice chairman/treasurer.

Elected to Three-Year Terms Expiring in 2014:

Patrick C. Cunningham, director of aviation for PepsiCo, Inc., has more than 25 years of business aviation aircraft maintenance and management experience. He holds an MBA from Manhattan College and a BA in political science from Manhattanville College, and he is a 1996 cum laude graduate of the Pace University School of Law. In addition, Cunningham is an NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM), licensed airframe & powerplant (A&P) technician, and private pilot with more than 15 years’ experience as a cockpit crew member on jet aircraft. He joined the Board in 2002 and has served as chairman since 2009.

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Cunningham, Patrick C. [MC????]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 1:20 AM
Subject: Cunningham, Patrick C. 1988 National Business Aviation Assn

Dear John,

I believe that Patrick is a member of the Class of 1988.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cunningham, Patrick C. [MC1988]

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Oct 12, 2011 

JHQ: Fair Trade 10/13 @ 1600; now invitation restricted


Learning and Teaching About Fair Trade: You Are What You Drink, Eat and Wear
Thursday, October 13, 2011 4.00pm

Sponsored by CELT, CMSA and the School of Business, the event will be held in the Capalbo Room/DeLaSalle Hall. For more information, please contact Dr. Dan Collins at ext. 7498 or email daniel.collins@manhattan.edu. This event is open to the college community.

[JR: Argh! Why do I suspect socialism?]

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Sponsored by CELT, CMSA and the School of Business, the event will be held in the Capalbo Room/DeLaSalle Hall. For more information, please contact Dr. Dan Collins at ext. 7498 or email daniel.collins@manhattan.edu. This event is open to faculty and staff.

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[JR: Note that this is now closed to other than faculty and staff. Hmmm, too much sunlight!]

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Oct 12, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Cotter, Peter [MC1972] Vice President at Mizuho Corporate Bank


Cotter, Peter [MC1972]
Vice President at Mizuho Corporate Bank
Greater New York City Area

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Oct 13, 2011 

JOBIT: Swartz, Warren [MC???? RIP]


Warren Swartz, 77

SANFORD — Local resident and civic leader, Warren Swartz, went to rest on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at the age of 77.

Born on June 16, 1934, to Harold and Margaret Swartz in Brooklyn, N.Y., he distinguished himself in sports and music. While at Manhattan College, Warren met and later married Merle Joan White, his wife of 56 years.

In 1954, Warren joined the defense industry as a machinist for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and began working with the emerging jet engine technology manufacturing division in Connecticut. During that time Warren was very active in the community as a Little League baseball coach and on the building committee for the local Notre Dame Church. In 1979 he was selected to head up the team responsible for building, staffing and operating a new manufacturing plant in North Berwick, which successfully opened in 1980 and is still in operation today.

While in Sanford, Warren served as president of the Town Club, was a member of the Sanford Kiwanis Club, and a Sergeant in the local Salvation Army. He volunteered to tutor children at Sanford High School and Sanford Junior High School, served on the finance committee of the H.D. Goodall Hospital, was chairman of the town Warrant Committee, and a leader in the Right to Life movement.

Retirement did not slow him down as he served on the Federal Grand Jury in Portland and worked as a field worker for the National Census Bureau. His life-long interest in cars led him to seek part- time employment at Auto Zone in Sanford, where he worked until his passing. He worked on the committee to build the new Goodall Park in town and was a long-time supporter of the Sanford Mainers summer baseball team serving as a host family for many players. Warren touched many lives and hearts and will be missed by all.

A man of many opinions, Warren shared them in columns he wrote for both the Portland Press Herald and the Journal Tribune for several years.

Survivors include his wife Joan Swartz of Sanford; son Kevin Swartz of California, daughter Cynthia Swartz and her husband Steve Holmes of Wallingford, Conn., son Stephen Swartz and his wife Leslie of Denton, Texas, son Lawrence Swartz and his wife Annie of Plympton, Mass.; sister Peggy Richards of Rhode Island; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

At the request of the family no public memorial service will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale. Condolences may be expressed at www.blackfuneralhomes.com.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider: The Salvation Army P. O. Box 391 Sanford, Maine 04073

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on October 13, 2011


Swartz, Warren [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/mainetoday-pressherald/guestbook.aspx?n=warren-swartz&pid=154056095&cid=full

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: Swartz, Warren [MC???? RIP]

Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Oct 13, 2011 

JHQ: MC to host prospective high school graduates 10/30


Manhattan College hosts open house for recent grads

The Riverdale Press

Manhattan College will host an open house for prospective high school graduates and transfer students on Sunday, Oct. 30, at noon. Brennan O’Donnell, president of the college, will deliver welcoming remarks. Students and their families will have a …

[JR: It's all about getting butts in the seats if you want MC to survive. R u a helpin'? ]

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Oct 13, 2011 

MNEWS: Parise MC Hoops With Masiello


Parise: Talking Manhattan Hoops With Steve Masiello

CBS New York

By Vin Parise Yesterday I got the chance to catch up with first-year head coach Steve Masiello at Manhattan College. I caught a team practice and had a great chat with Masiello, who returns to Manhattan after six years at Louisville. …

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Oct 13, 2011 

MFOUND: A MC report card


Overall Experience This school is not graded on this topic.
383 of 1,788 Highest Tuition $26,718
274 of 1,636 Most Expensive On-Campus Living $10,160
139 of 461 Oldest Colleges 1853
437 of 1,640 Most Applicants Per Year 5,055
587 of 1,641 Most Freshmen 693
595 of 2,141 Most Full-Time Students 2,964
1311 of 2,134 Most Part-Time Students 60
709 of 1,634 Hardest to Get In 65.0 %

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[JR: Lot's of room for improvement. :-) Clearly need effort on key topics.]

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Oct 13, 2011 

JNEWS: Sass, Michael [MC2012?] seeks West Haverstraw trustee


West Haverstraw mayor cites holding line on taxes, foe opposes privatizing garbage collection; Haverstraw candidates outline agendas
12:36 AM, Oct. 13, 2011

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Village Trustees Ramon Lopez and Fran Nardi are running for re-election. They are challenged by Laura Otulak and Michael Sass.

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Sass, 21, who holds the Republican and Independence party lines, said he’s running to take one step further in his involvement in politics. He said he opposed the new sanitation system and wants to resume the old one, echoing Barbera’s opinion. He also said he would implement term limits for the village ‘s elected officials to keep them on their toes. “If you have a turnover, you get new people with fresh new ideas,” said Sass, a senior at Manhattan College majoring in government.

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Haverstraw village

In the village of Haverstraw, in which more than 60 percent of voters are registered Democrats, most races in the November election are reprises of the Democratic primary.

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Sass, Michael [MC2012?]

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Oct 13, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Cotter, Robert [MC1979] Director, Client Care at IBM (Retired!)


Cotter, Robert [MC1979]
Director, Client Care at IBM (Retired!)
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

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Oct 13, 2011 

JFACEBOOK: Cruz, Nelson [MC1995] creates memories


Nelson Cruz

Any alumni getting married check out my site www.nelsoncruzevents.com

we have the best entertainment in NYC. While I was at Manhattan college I was an MC and DJ on weekends. Little did I know that I would have an entertainment business and nothing to do with biomechanics. I still love my time at Manhattan college.

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We create wonderful memories. That’s it. It’s that simple.

How do we do it? First, we listen. Just tell us how you envision your event. Share all the details. If you need ideas, we’re happy to help. We’ve been in business a long time and have lots of experience and resources for creating fun, fabulous, spectacular mitzvahs, weddings, corporate events, sweet sixteens and more.

Second, we work hard to ensure that every detail is attended to with the care and attention you deserve. Our goal is to make sure that you don’t have to worry. Not before, not during, not after. You get to fully enjoy the festivities without a care in the world.

We’re creative and passionate about what we do. That’s how events – that create wonderful memories – come to life.

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Cruz, Nelson [MC1995]

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Oct 14, 2011 

MVIDEO: 9-8-11 MC’s teach-in


Sept. 8, 2011: 9/11/01 Ten Years Later: A Manhattan College Faculty Teach-In

[JR: four minutes]

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Oct 14, 2011 

JTWITTER: Hunter, Matt [MC2006] North Country Bureau Reporter 

MattHunterYNN Matt Hunter

North Country Bureau Reporter for @YNNAlbany, covering New York’s Warren, Washington & Essex Counties & #Saratoga Race Course. Manhattan College alum.

Albany, NY

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Hunter, Matt [MC????]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: Matt Hunter (@MattHunterYNN) has requested to follow you on Twitter! 2006

Dear John,

I believe that Matt is a member of the Class of 2006.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hunter, Matt [MC2006]

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Oct 14, 2011 

JHQ: New York Life Insurance interviews open to alums

Dear Alumni,

New York Life Insurance Company is conducting On Campus Interviews for Alumni on October 27, 2011 for their Financial Advisor and Financial Services Representative roles. Please view description below. If you are interested in being considered for an interview please send me your resume and place New York Life in the subject.

Please disregard if uninterested.

Thank you.

Bernadette Hicks

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Oct 14, 2011 

JHQ: MC Career Fair 10/19 @ Noon includes alumni


Career Fair
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 12.00pm

Career Fair, Draddy Gym, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., Career Development/Alumni

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Dear Alumni:

We will be having our annual Career Fair next week on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm in Draddy Gymnasium. The event is open to Manhattan College Students and Alumni. Please click on the link for the most current list of companies that will be attending:


Look forward to seeing you there!

Best regards,
Bernadette Hicks

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Oct 14, 2011 

JHQ: Women and Gender Studies Brown Bag Talk 10/19 at Noon


Women and Gender Studies Brown Bag Talk
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 12.00pm

Brownbag Talk with Dr. Kimberly Fairchild – “A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Street Harassment” in Cornerstone.

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Oct 14, 2011 

JNEWS: Clancy, Sr. Helen [MC1968] honored for her work



S. Helen Clancey Honored

Sister Helen Clancy is remembered by TMLA Alumnae from the 1970s as the Chairperson of the English Department. She was recently honored by the Sisters of St. Joseph for her many ministries as detailed here.

Sister Helen Clancey entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in the Centenary Year of 1956. After graduating from Brentwood College, her first ministry was teaching at the junior high school level. During this time, she earned an MA in English from Manhattan College. Then at The Mary Louis Academy she served as English teacher, Department Chairperson and Dean. In 1977 she was assigned as Assistant Principal at Our Lady of Perpetual Help HS in Brooklyn.During this period, she also Chaired the committee that rewrote the Constitutions of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Following this, she became an adjunct professor at St. John’s University and, through Mercy College, taught at the New York State men’s correctional facilities. She also performed financial work at a Queens parish.

From 1986-1994, Sister Helen was elected to the Congregation’s Leadership team as a Councilor. During her second term, she was asked to become the Administrator of Maria Regina Convent which was home to ill and retired Sisters. Helen assumed this new responsibility with characteristic enthusiasm and energy. Using her administrative background, she immersed herself in mastering health care, earned her license and began the process of having Maria Regina become a licensed health care facility. During the years of disruption while the facility was renovated to meet with State Department requirements, Helen and her staff continued to provide quality care for the health needs of the Sisters.

By October 2001, the Maria Regina Residence was dedicated as a State Licensed Health Care Facility. Due to Helen’s dedication and leadership, Maria Regina is now a 5 Star facility for recuperants and long term residents. It clearly reflects the unique Certificate of Need issued by the State Department of Health which states that…”Maria Regina is primarily for Sisters of St. Joseph, Sisters and Brothers of other religious congregations, Priests and Lay Persons as there is room.” After 20 years as Administrator, Sister Helen resigned in June 2011 because of health concerns. She will be honored for her work in October 2011 by a grateful Congregation.

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Clancy, Sr. Helen [MC????]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: Clancy, Sr. Helen 1968 honored for her work

Dear John,

I believe that Sister Helen is a member of the Class of 1968.

May She Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Clancy, Sr. Helen [MC1968]

[JR: A fine year for Jaspers. Another round of grog all around to celebrate Sister and all the great Jaspers. And, even those not so great from Class of 68, like me.]

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Oct 14, 2011 

MNEWS: Mary Dintrone, Mary [MCxstaff] sparks Breast Cancer walkers


‘Gram’s Girls’ join Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
12:42 AM, Oct. 14, 2011
Written by ALEX TAYLOR

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BLAUVELT — Back in December, Mary Dintrone was diagnosed with metaplastic breast cancer, a rare and aggressive form of the disease that affects less than one percent of breast cancer patients.

Dintrone, 76, of Valley Cottage, underwent a mastectomy, endured seven months of chemotherapy and is currently cancer-free. Now she hopes to draw attention to the devastating disease.

“There’s not much research on it,” said Dintrone, a retired administrator at Manhattan College and proud grandmother of nine. “I don’t know if it’s because they don’t want to waste money on one percent or what.”

“Please, God, I hope they find a cure,” she added.

This weekend Dintrone’s daughter, Patricia Fagan, 43, will participate in the 39-mile, two-day Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, held every October in Manhattan.

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To make a donation online, visit www.avonwalk.org.

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Dintrone, Mary [MCxstaff]

[JR: Clearly, I'm praying for her continued good health. Of course, anyone who throws a couple of bucks in the hat would be appreciated. One wonders if there are "industries" that grow up around a disease who's motivations are conflicted; thus suspect.]

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Oct 14, 2011 

JBLOGGER: Vacca, Nicole Marie (MC2013) Musings of a Female College 


Vacca, Nicole Marie (MC2013) Musings of a Female College Student
“I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!”

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You’ve probably seen the commercial–or at least you’ve heard the phrase that became a piece of minor pop cultural humor.

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I do not know why, but the image of an old woman on the floor being unable to get up really saddens me. I guess it’s partly because I think of my grandmothers. It’s also because maybe I’m scared that will be me one day–sprawled out on a floor, alone, feeling hurt and unable to call for help.

The line can also have underlying spiritual implications. Obviously, the advertisers did not intend for that. How often, though, have we fallen in life and felt like we can’t get up? Either because of a lost job, or the death of a loved one, or facing a tough physical illness, or even–especially–after we make a big mistake.

I’m not going to lie–I’m at a pretty low point in my life right now. Not too low–I know I’ve had much lower points in the past. But right now, I feel a little lost and a little down. This semester has been tougher than the last one in terms of workload. I don’t get to see my friends on campus much these days because of time, work, and schedule constraints.

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I’m just lonely …

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[JR: This struck a chord. Hopefully, alums reach out to those that need a friend and visa versa. I'm struck by how insightful this young future alum is; much more so than I was at that point in my life. Some of my friends and faculty at that time might even had a more blunt opinion. Well written. ]

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Oct 14, 2011

JFACEBOOK: Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988) Fall Walk 


Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988)

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The Sisters of Charity happen to run the school that is supported by this walk.


Take a Fall Walk to Support Children’s Programs | The Daily White Plains


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — There is still time to join the eighth annual “For the Children” Walk-a-thon and Fall Festival this Sunday to raise money for the J …

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[JR: Always Jaspers seem to focus on helping.]

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Oct 15, 2011

JOBIT: Carfolite, John Warren [MC???? RIP]


John Carfolite


John Warren, 81 of Ringwood on Wednesday October 12, 2011 after fighting a battle with Parkinson and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Born in New York City lived in Ramsey before moving to Ringwood thirty eight years ago. He was a teacher for the Mahwah School District for thirty-eight years retiring in 1992. He was a veteran of the National Guards of New York and a reserve of the U.S. Army.

Honorable discharged in 1956. He received his Bachelor of Science at Manhattan College and Masters of Science from Fordham University.

He was awarded 36 years Dedicated Service Award through Mahwah Education Association of New Jersey. Awarded from New Jersey States Governors Teachers Recondition Award in May 1990. District reading Coordinator for Mahwah Board of Ed and Director of Adult Education at Mahwah High School. He innovated Puppetry and Photography in his love of teaching.

Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Knakiewicz) Carfolite of Ringwood. Loving father of Eugene Carfolite of Ringwood, Joseph Carfolite of Ringwood, Valerie Bensinger of Las Vegas, Nevada and Trina Reardon of West Milford. Dear brother of the late Edward Carfolite. Grandfather of eight.

Funeral from D’Agostino Funeral Home 881 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell on Tuesday 9:45 AM and a 10:30 AM mass at St. Catherine R.C. Church, Ringwood. Interment at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, New York. Visiting on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers send tax deductible donations in Johns name to further educate children under this non-profit Christian Organization, Shiloh Bible Camp 753 Burnt Meadow Road, Hewitt, NJ 07421.

Published in The Record and Herald News on October 15, 2011


Carfolite, John Warren [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=john-carfolite&pid=154082126&cid=full

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Oct 15, 2011

ENDNOTE: Abortion’s unintended consequence on Social Security


Flash Editorials September 24, 2011
By Russell D. Longcore

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Religion: Politics meet religion in Ohio – The Ohio legislature recently passed the so-called “Heatbeat Bill,” named because it outlaws abortion at the first detectable heartbeat of a human fetus. Now the bill must be passed by the Ohio Senate before it can be signed into law. It will be the most restrictive abortion law in the nation if passed. Remember folks…this is not about reproductive rights. You have all the reproductive rights you deserve…right up to the instant you get pregnant. Then your rights properly morph into responsibility…which is what REAL rights always do anyway. This is about whether or not it’s OK to kill another human being because its existence is inconvenient. Natural law bestows the right to life and NONE of us get here without some help. Good luck, Ohio. Godspeed. About 50 million lives have been snuffed out since Roe v. Wade in 1973. The oldest of them would be nearly 40 years old now…paying into Social Security and Medicare. OOOPS. Unintended consequences suck, don’t they?

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[JR: Interesting the implications of social policy? One shouldn't mess with what one really doesn't understand. Seems so obvious to me. Guess that's what MC did for me — made me realize how dumb I really was.]

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