JASPER JOTTINGS Week 14 - 2012 April 01     

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



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POSITRACTION: Olympian aged 71


Japanese man qualifies to compete at London 2012 aged 71
• Hiroshi Hoketsu to break record as Japan's oldest Olympian
• Oldest ever Olympian was 72-year-old Swedish marksman
by Gregg Roughley    guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 6 March 2012 05.23 EST

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A 70-year-old man has qualified for a place in Japan's Olympic equestrian team. Hiroshi Hoketsu earned qualification after finishing in first place of the International Equestrian Federation's Asia-Oceania dressage rankings.

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The oldest Olympian in history was the Swedish marksman Oscar Swahn, who won a silver shooting medal 88 years ago during the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp. He was 72 years and 10 months old.

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[JR: As we ALL get older, here in the USA we keep children in "school" till they're in the 20's and we force the old into retirement way too early. We have to get out of this stupidity. Oscar Swahn and Hiroshi Hoketsu should be the exemplars. The value of our elder "Human Resources"; way too valuable to be shoved aside. Financially we have to align the Social Security Retirement Age with the longer life expectancies. So we better get over "age discrimination" on both ends of the spectrum. I'm sure all my fellow alums are wearing out; rather than rusting out. So hopefully I, and the USA, can follow their fine examples. As well as Olympian Hiroshi. A hero of humanity. Hope he wins!]

[p.s.: Happy Annunciation Day. My first grammar school. The Good Nuns said this was a special day for us little kids. And we should remember it.]

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JFOUND: Mulqueen, Mike [MC1976] RU T&F coach


Home    Sports    Track And Field
Unlikely path draws coach to decorated career at Rutgers
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:00 am
By Ben Cain / Contributing Writer

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Mike Mulqueen was never interested in track and field. Baseball was always his favorite sport, but after being cut from the team at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen, N.J., Mulqueen looked to participate in some kind of sport. So as a freshman, he turned to track.
Considering the way it started, he never imagined he would now be in his 33rd season as a coach for the Rutgers men’s track and field team.

“I was horrible,” Mulqueen said. “When I first started, I was the worst guy on the team.”

But he eventually found his way, becoming a county champion in the high hurdles, and was part of a national championship team in his freshman year at Manhattan College in 1973.

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After graduating from Manhattan, Mulqueen latched on as a volunteer assistant coach with Rutgers under then-head coach Les Wallack and then-assistant Frank Gagliano, who coached him at Manhattan. Mulqueen worked his way up to full-time assistant in 1982, and was offered the job as head coach in 1983 after Wallack and Gagliano left.

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Mulqueen is grateful to his mentor Gagliano, now a volunteer assistant coach with the Knights, and the late Wallack. He also credits assistant coach Lou Tomlinson, a former sprinter under Mulqueen; associate head coach Kevin Kelly and the recently retired Tony Naclerio for the help they offered along the way.

“It’s not just the head coach. We get the glory, we get the criticism, but it’s a combination of everybody,” he said. ”I’ve been very fortunate to be surrounded by terrific coaches.”

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Mulqueen, Mike [MC????]

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mulqueen, Mike [MC1976]

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JOBIT: Cantow, Edward Francis [MC???? RIP]


Edward Francis Cantow M.D.
(1936 - 2012)

Charlottesville - Our father, Edward F. Cantow, MD., has gone to his favorite trout stream in Heaven. He was "caught" on January 17, 1936, and "released" on March 22, 2012. Ed was born in Baltimore, MD and after the age of 12 grew up in New York.

He earned an undergraduate degree from Manhattan College and a medical degree from Georgetown University. Ed began his career as a physician in the Navy prior to opening a private practice in Portsmouth, VA. He was an amazing hematologist and oncologist who helped start the first hospice in the Portsmouth area.

He was a wonderful husband to Theresa S. Cantow, who was the love of his life. They are now together again. He was the best father anyone could possibly have to Christine, Loretta, Claire, Diana and Edward. Together with our mom they raised us to always live life to the fullest, to find the best in every day, even the darkest, to celebrate life, to appreciate and respect nature, to love people. Those are the most precious gifts we could ever be given.

Ed was also an avid fly fisherman who loved the outdoors.

In addition to his five children and five in-law children, Ed is survived by his brother Bob Cantow and his twelve grandchildren, Anthony C., David, Christopher, Danielle, Nick, Fiona, Anthony G., Alex, Angela, Andrew, Adam and Dominic.

A Memorial Service will be held on March 27, 2012, 2:00 PM at Shepherd of the Hills in Quinque,VA. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you consider making a memorial donation to support cancer research through the UVA Health Foundation, PO Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22908. Or donations may be made to Community Hospices of America Foundation (CHA). Contributions may be sent by mail to: CHA Foundation, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 180, Charlottesville, VA 22911. You may also contribute donations directly to the Community Hospices of America Foundation by visiting www.chafoundation.org/contributeonline.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on March 25, 2012


Cantow, Edward Francis [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/pilotonline/guestbook.aspx?n=edward-cantow&pid=156656712&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1957.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cantow, Edward Francis [MC1957 RIP]

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MEMAIL: 2012-03-26 Update on Veliz, Tierney [MC2011]

EMAIL from Jude DiGidio (the fellow who's doing the fund raising for her needs)

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Just a quick update on and for Tierney and the golf outing.

Tierney went to her first mass since her accident with Ashley this weekend. When she was at mass Father Brian was so moved that he actually stumbled when he saw her and said it was his greatest gift he ever received in his life that she was able to come home back to mass, and he was so moved that he had to compose himself to continue the mass and she received many applauds during the mass and many heartfelt warm wishes after mass.

One young girl, maybe 10yrs old, told Tierney that she has been praying for Tierney since her accident every night, even though she never meet Tierney before and she said her prayers were answer when she finally meet Tierney. Also a few people told her how great it is that the Rotary club is having a golf outing to support her and her family and that they plan to help out any way they can.

More good news, Keith Mitchells friend may pave the Veliz driveway for free, not sure this is a done deal but looks good.

Also Cy had Tierney measured for her standing apparatus so that is also moving forward.

Kevin and I have mailed over 350 letters to the people who donated to Tierney’s summer fundraiser and we have had a few people called about where to mail the checks. Also  we look at the computer Tierney needs to use when she goes back to school and it seems it cost less than we thought. It comes in around $2000 not the $3000 we thought at first. Chris Fisher and Keith may have someone who can get this at cost, but that is not in the bag yet.

Also Ray Nazzaro has looked into the service dog and that could come in around $8500 if we get that done, not the $20,000 or $30,000 we thought.

The outing is six weeks from our meeting this Tuesday, it looks like a very good start, we just need to keep pushing the next six week.

If anyone has some good news please share it, momentum is the key,

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Veliz, Tierney [MC2011]

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JEMAIL: McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (MC1989) — her art goes across the pond; not her

Just a note for the Jasper Jottings......

I'm participating in a travelling art exhibition.  Two of my collages are included (they will do the travelling, not me!).  The exhibition will open, in April, at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill, London, England.

all best,
MaryAnn  (MC 1989)

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[JR: At they very least they should take you with the art work. Wonder if we can find a Jasper in England to snap a pix for you. I'd want that if anyone ever showed my work. ROFL! Like anyone would do that. Maybe as an example of what NOT to do!]

McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (MC1989)

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JEMAIL: Menchise, Louis (MC1987) never heard Bravo Zulu

From: Menchise, Louis (MC1987)
Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM
To: Reinke, F. John (MC1968)

I’ve never hear that.
LGMUSA/R 1994-2004
Veteran, Iraq 2003

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[JR: Use signal flags much? Or just radio. It was used when I was in 70/73. But then I was with a lot of old Navy Chiefs at a tri-service installation in Maryland. Here's a link. If it's in Wikipedia, it must be true.]

Bravo Zulu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Bravo Zulu is a naval signal, conveyed by flaghoist or voice radio, meaning "Well Done"; it has also been used as part of vernacular slang within NATO and ...

[JR: Hmmm, maybe you never did anything WELL? ... ... just joshing. Can't resist any softball lobbed in. One vet to another. ]

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JEMAIL: Christopher V. Dardis, F.S.C.  aka Brother Victor [MCfac RIP] by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

from:  Mike McEneney
to:  Jasperfjohn68
date:  Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM
subject:  Christopher V. Dardis, F.S.C. (Brother Victor) RIP

Dear John,
Brother passed away on March 23rd at the Brothers place in Lincroft. He had been the Principal at St Nicholas of Toltintine before coming to Manhattan. He was  born October 15, 1919 and entered the Brothers September 7, 1936. He and the late Brother Barnabas Edward O'Neill were a great pair at both palaces.
May He Rest In Peace.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Went to the dances at Toltintine. (Seems like there should be an e" in there.) They were great. Attracted girls from all over; that attracted me. Real live girls! Maybe that was Brother's idea? If so, he was my benefactor in setting that up. If not, we'll give him credit anyway. When the truth differs from the legend, tell the legend. Dona Nobis Pacem.] 

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Dear John,

The Tuesday (3/27/12) Edition of the New York Daily News has an Obitutary for Brother Victor. I havbe a copy if you need it.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Got it. Sad that the NYDN doesn't get indexed in Google. So it's invisible to my automated searches. Much appreciated.]


Published in the New York Daily News on March 27th, 2012
This notice has had 48 visitors.

DARDIS-BR. Christopher V. F.S.C. a De La SalleChristian Brother of 75 years & a member of the Christian Brothers Community at Manhattan College, died peacefully after a shortillness on Friday morning, 3/23, at De La Salle Hall, a skilled nursing facility in Lincroft, NJ, where he had been in residence since March 5th. At Manhattan College, Br. Christopher served as professor & chairperson of the graduate division in the School of Education. Br. Christopher was predeceased by his parents, Julia (Radigan) & Christopher Dardis & a brother, Reverend Hugh Dardis. Br. Christopher is survived by many cousins & extended family of colleagues & former students. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in the Community Chapel of St. Benildus at Christian Brothers Center on Tuesday, 3/27 at 10AM. Burial will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery,Valhalla, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the attention of Br. William Martin at the De La Salle Brothers Development Office, P.O. Box 238,Lincroft, NJ 07738.

[JR: Dona Nobis Pacem.]

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Bill Smith commented on JEMAIL: Christopher V. Dardis, F.S.C. ...

... aka Brother Victor [MCfac RIP] by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

It's Tolentine, IIRC.

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[JR: I admit I'm a poor clerk. I don't recognize the email address this came from. I message for an id.]

Smith, Bill (MC????)

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Bill Smith, Manhattan Class of 1973.  B.A.

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MVIDEO: Baseball cleans up


Uploaded by ManhattanJaspers on Mar 22, 2012

Brief video of the Manhattan College Baseball team cleaning up Van Cortlandt Park.

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JLINKEDIN: Patel, Sean [MC2014] MC Writing and Technology Consultant


Patel, Sean [MC2014]
Writing and Technology Consultant at Manhattan College
Sparta, New Jersey    
Financial Services

Summary: Nothing is as exciting as the culmination of one's goals. Especially if the road toward those goals is a difficult one. My main objective in life is to become the best at whatever I do. I strove to become the best tutor in my tutoring program, and succeeded. I strove to be the best writing center consultant, and was not disappointed. In my professional life I want to go above and beyond what is expected of me to become the best, and I will not settle for less.

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JHQ: Holmquist, Jake (MC???? MCStaff) reports ...

... a significant wireless achievement at MC campus


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New Names

By now, you should have noticed the new names given to the JasperNet wireless networks.  In addition to a campus-wide guest network, 3 more networks have been added to each campus building with the new configuration.  Although more details will be available, the following is what users should now expect to see in terms of wireless networks on campus.
jaspernet-guest -- a campus-wide guest network for visitors (with web-only access)  

<<building>>-legacy -- an "open" wireless network serving the designated building.  Uses access controls currently in place (one-time registration) and will not change. ex.  thomas-legacy  

<<building>> -- an "open" wireless network serving the designated building.  Currently the same as <<building>>-legacy, however, will be developed to use a simpler access control method in the future.  This network will be configured to accept connections from ALL wifi devices.  ex. thomas  

<<building>>-secure - a newly developed "secure" connection method that 1) encrypts network traffic between your device and the wireless network, and 2) limits access by requiring your JasperNet username/password to connect.  Use of this network will be limited to devices that support WPA and LEAP.  Most devices do, especially newer ones, but may need additional (free) software to be configured.  Detailed instructions to follow.  ex.  thomas-secure

What lies ahead.....In addition to the recent upgrades, ITS is in the process of developing a roadmap to update the remaining early-generation wireless deployments on campus.  This process also includes soliciting feedback from students and faculty.  Over the course of the Summer, expect to see significant wireless upgrades in O'Malley Library, RLC, and Leo Engineering.

For periodic updates, subscribe to updates from http://itsblog.manhattan.edu

Posted by Jake Holmquist at 10:11 PM

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Holmquist, Jake (MC???? MCStaff)

[JR: Bravo Zulu to Jake and everyone involved. Finally a rational wireless solution. MC is now far ahead of many corporation in "architecture" imho. But then what do I know, I'm just a fat old white guy injineer.]

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JLINKEDIN: Lavino, Timothy [MC2008] Sr Associate at Eagle Strategies LLC


Lavino, Timothy [MC2008]
Senior Investment Advisory Products Associate at Eagle Strategies LLC
Hoboken, New Jersey    
Financial Services

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JOBIT: Cassidy, Joseph D. [MC1942 RIP]


In Memory of Joseph D. Cassidy
August 29, 1920 - March 25, 2012

Joseph D. Cassidy

Plainview, NY - Joseph D. Cassidy was born on August 29, 1920 in New York, NY and died in Plainview, NY on March 25, 2012 in his beloved home. He was the son of Joseph and Sarah Cassidy, New York, NY. He attended Cathedral Boys High School in New York, NY; and was an alter boy at St. Patrick's Cathedral having served under Bishop Fulton Sheen. Joseph earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Manhattan College, Bronx, NY in 1942 and his Masters of Business Administration from New York University.

He proudly served his country in World War II and the Korean conflict as a Marine Corps fighter pilot seeing combat action in Philippines during WW II. After Korea, he continued his military service with the Marine Corps Reserves and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was also a Purple Heart recipient for his duty in WWII.

Joseph was a Certified Public Accountant and during his professional career and worked for Brooklyn Union Gas, was a partner at Goodbody & Co. and retired from Merrill Lynch & Co. with over 25 years or service. Early in his carrier Joseph was an accounting instructor at Manhattan College and later on in the 1970-80's he taught accounting in the evening at NY Institute of Technology and Pace Univesity.

He was pre-deceased by his loving wife Veronica (2005) and his son Kevin (1963.) He is survived by his other five children, Barbara Bratton and her husband Edwin of Lewistown, PA and their children Jennifer, Timothy and Mathew; Joseph and his partner Keith Rauschenbach of Hoboken; Gerard and his wife Elaine of Cumberland Foreside, ME and their children Erin, Shannon and Ryan; Kieran and his wife Elise of Fairfield, CT and their children Kevin, Sean and Quinn; and Maureen Martin and her husband John of Fairfield, CT and son Jack.

He is survived by his sisters Catherine Cassidy, Marion Breiter and Ann Lynch and was predeceased by his parents, brothers, John, Francis and Charles and sisters, Margaret Cassidy, Patricia Cassidy and Patricia Pickett.
Friends and relatives may visit Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Homes 655 Old Country Road, Plainview on Friday from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 AM on Saturday at St. Pius X Plainview. Interment to follow at St. Charles Cemetery Farmingdale. For online register please go to http://www.vernoncwagner.com/dm20/en_US/locations/73/7330/index.page .

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Wounded Warrior Project https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=72&campaignSource=WEBSITE.


Cassidy, Joseph D. [MC1942 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/DignityMemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=joseph-cassidy&pid=156747918

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MOBIT: Durkee, Nathan [MCattendee RIP]


Nathan Durkee

Born November 5, 1982; left this world without warning March 9, 2012. Raised exclusively in the West County, Nate leaves behind hundreds upon hundreds of friends and family here, and as many more in New York, where he attended Manhattan College from 2001 through 2006. He excelled in the classroom and on the athletic fields of El Molino High School - was also editor of the school newspaper, member of the jazz band and class president.

With uncommon insight and unmatched enthusiasm for all that life offered, he embraced everyone he met without judgment or reservation. Amongst his many passions were baseball, fishing, sushi, magic, dominoes, the history of his immediate surroundings, and the history of the world.

All who were touched by Nate are encouraged to gather at the Mary Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Highway, 707-837-7620 at 1:00 p.m. Monday April 9, to honor and celebrate his life.Published in the Press Democrat from March 28 to March 30, 2012


[JR: "Attendee" subject to confirmation. Way too young.]

Durkee, Nathan [MCatendee RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/pressdemocrat/guestbook.aspx?n=nathan-durkee&pid=156737343&cid=full

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JEMAIL: Walsh, Kevin (MC1980) shares the shocking obit for Ledrick, Maura Walsh [MC1982 RIP]

Hi John,

We’re still in shock on this one.  Maura is class of ’82.



Age 51, of Scott Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at St. John's Hospital in Yonkers, NY. She was born in Yonkers on December 23, 1960, daughter of Francis and Margaret (Reid) Walsh.

She attended Christ the King School in Yonkers, Our Lady of Grace School in Scott Twp., graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in 1978 and Manhattan College in 1982. She married her loving husband, Joseph Ledrick, on August 20, 1994. Two years later she became the loving mother of Margaret "Maggie" Ledrick; also survived by her loving brothers, Kevin, Brian and Brendan Walsh; many dear aunts, uncles and cousins.

Maura worked as a medical research supervisor for many years. She was very involved in her daughter's schools. Maura was president of the Chartiers Valley Chorus Parents Association and had served as a troop leader for the Girls Scouts of America.

Friends will be welcomed at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, on Friday, 4-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in Our Lady of Grace Church on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (Everyone please meet at the church). Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 320 Bilmar Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from March 29 to March 30, 2012


Ledrick, Maura Walsh [MC1982 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/postgazette/guestbook.aspx?n=maura-ledrick&pid=156753995&cid=full

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JHQ: "Fine Arts" adds 4 minors


Fine Arts Department Now Offers Four Minors
Posted on March 28, 2012

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The Manhattan College fine arts department recently added a theater minor to its program, in addition to its existing undergraduate major in art history and minors in art history, digital media art and music.

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[JR: More chance to be confused with Marymount Manhattan College. Hmmm, a Major (i.e., Fine Arts) with four miners goes into the Greenleaf ...]

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JOBIT: Nestor, James F. [MC1958 RIP]


James F. Nestor Ph.D.

Nestor, James F.
July 24, 1936 - March 25, 2012

James F. Nestor, PhD, 75, of Venice, formerly of Princeton, N.J. and Wilmington, Del. died March 25, 2012.

Celebration of Life will be 1 p.m. Sunday at The Unity Church of Venice. Ewing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his loving wife Joan of 48 years; son Stephen J. Nestor of NYC; sister Geraldine of Delaware; daughter Anne Marie Nestor Kennedy and son-in-law James of NYC.

James is the son of Michael J. Nestor and Kathleen T. O'Sullivan Nestor.

He graduated from Manhattan College, NYC, and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. with a PhD in Physical Chemistry. He worked in Research and Development for E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co.

Jim volunteered his Professional Services to the State of Delaware for many years. He served under Governor Russell Peterson and Governor Pierre S. duPont.

In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to The Unity Church of Venice, 125 Jackson Road, Venice, FL 34292.

Published in Herald Tribune from March 29 to March 30, 2012


Nestor, James F. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/heraldtribune/guestbook.aspx?n=james-nestor&pid=156757422&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1958.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Nestor, James F. [MC1958 RIP]

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JFACEBOOK: Walsh, Kevin (MC1980) in a crowd


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JEMAIL: Borsellino, Liborio 'Ben' [MC1977] & Maddalo, Anthony [MC1976] ...

... starting new effort by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Dear John,

Here is the latest Press Release from Mount Saint Michael's. Dr. Anthony Maddalo, MD,is a member of the Class of 1976, and Liborio (Ben) Borsellino is a member of the Class of 1977.

Doug Straley is the Director of Sports Medicine at Manhattan.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:  Mount Kicks Off Sports Medicine Program at Cocktail Party
Date:  Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:10:12 -0400 (EDT)
From:  Mount St. Michael Academy

MARCH 29, 2012

Mount St. Michael Academy is excited and proud kick off an extraordinary educational program that will offer an alternative to the standard secondary education curriculum. The Mount will open its new Sports Medicine Academy in September of 2012 with advanced curriculum and internships for participating freshmen and sophomore students.

The program's chief advisor is Dr. Anthony Maddalo '72, a Mount alumni, and team doctor for the New York Rangers. Dr. Maddalo is also an orthopedic surgeon in Yonkers, NY and team doctor for Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. 

At a cocktail party to launch the Sports Medicine Academy on March 28th at the Mount, Dr. Maddalo spoke to a group of Mount medical industry professionals about the distinctness of the program. Dr. Maddalo presented Bro. Steve Schlitte FMS, Mount principal, with a check for $10,000 to help fund phase 1 of the program.

Dr. Anthony Maddalo '72 presents a check for $10,000 for the Sports Medicine program to Bro. Steve Schlitte FMS and Dr. Anthony Miserandino

Dr. Maddalo said," The Mount is about to offer a unique program that will help students embark on a fast track to a variety of sports medicine careers within an unprecedented exposure to clinical situations.  I am proud to help steer the development of this groundbreaking program."

Also advising the program will be Doug Straley, Director of Sports Medicine at Manhattan College.

The Sports Medicine Academy will provide participating freshman and sophomore students with advanced curriculum science courses that will prepare them for entrance into top-notch pre-professional programs in nursing, pre-medicine, athletic training, pre-dental and physical therapy. 

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Says Mount Principal Bro Steve Schlitte, F.M.S., " We want to target kids with both an interest in science and in sports with a rigorous science curriculum. We feel  that it would be in the best interest of the students, our alumni and our area to have our medical, healthcare and pharmaceutical industry professionals involved in this program from its inception. We feel that putting the program together will help our students get into top notch pre-professional programs."

To date, $35,000 has been raised thanks to alumni Ben Borsellino '73, a professional in the sports equipment industry, and Dr. Maddalo, to renovate and expand the existing Mount training room to serve as a "lab" for the students in the Sports Medicine Program.

The Mount's Sports Medicine Academy will lead students to opportunities in a variety of careers and clinical settings: athletic training and physical therapy in both amateur and professional sports; military training; surgery; biomedical engineering and pharmaceuticals. For those whose dream it is to go into medicine, this is a critical first step in achieving that goal.

Industry figures cite that careers that require a concentration in sports medicine are growing strongly. The New York Times (April 17, 2011) cites Biomedical Engineering and Athletic Training among the top ten fastest-growing professions due to demand for their skill sets.

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Borsellino, Liborio 'Ben' [MC1977]

Maddalo, Anthony [MC1976]

Straley, Doug [MCstaff]

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JOBIT: Sullivan, William R. [MC1949 RIP]


William R. Sullivan, 87
Published: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 4:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 5:07 p.m.

William R. Sullivan, 87, of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday morning, March 28, 2012 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC.

Born in New York City, NY, he was the son of the late William R. and Hazel M. Sullivan. He was also preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Helen G. Sullivan and by his brother, Robert Sullivan.

Proud of being a World War II veteran, he served in the US Army Air Corps as Second Lieutenant. He was a navigator and flew 35 combat missions over Germany. In 1949, Mr. Sullivan graduated from Manhattan College in New York City with a BSCE degree in Civil Engineering and spent his career as a professional civil engineer in construction, working throughout the country before retiring in 1993. He was an avid golfer and loved dancing to Big Band music and cheering for Notre Dame.

Mr. Sullivan is survived by his loving wife, Georgia Lynch Sullivan of Hendersonville; children, William R. Sullivan of Seattle, WA, and Deborah Krysty and husband, Dave, of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren, Brianna, William, and Caitlin Sullivan and Daniel Krysty; sisters, Edna Humphries of California and Dorothy DePugh of New Jersey; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Saturday, March 31 in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Father Andrew will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the St. Francis Hall of the church. Interment will take place at the Nashville National Cemetery in Tennessee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, or to Immaculata Catholic School, 711 N. Buncombe Street, Hendersonville, NC 28791.

To sign the online register book, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Sullivan, William R. [MC1949 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.shulerfuneralhome.com/sitemaker/sites/shuler0/obit.cgi?user=601488Sullivan&signGuest=1

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JHQ: Honor Plaskow, Judith [MCfaculty] attend lecture 4/25 @ 1600


Manhattan College Launches New Lecture Series on Women and Religion
Posted on March 30, 2012

In honor of Judith Plaskow, Ph.D., professor of religious studies and a revolutionary scholar, Manhattan College is introducing the Judith Plaskow Lecture on Women and Religion on Wednesday, April 25 at 4 p.m. The lecture series will invite scholar-theologian experts to speak on religion and gender, religion and multiculturalism, and religion and globalization.

“This series recognizes Judith’s groundbreaking work in feminist theology, specifically Jewish feminism, and will continue the legacy she infused in her classes at Manhattan for more than 30 years,” said Michele Saracino, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies.

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Ph.D., Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, will commence the inaugural lecture with her vast knowledge of biblical interpretation and feminist theology. The title of her lecture is Prejudice and Christian Beginnings.

As past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, and co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion for 27 years, Schüssler Fiorenza is an internationally acclaimed scholar, professor and author. In addition to her most recent publication, Transforming Vision: Explorations in Feminist The*logy, she is the author of many articles and books, including In Memory of Her (translated into 13 languages); Bread Not Stone; Discipleship of Equals; But She Said; Jesus: Miriam’s Child; Sophia’s Prophet; Sharing Her Word; Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation; Wisdom’s Ways; The Power of the Word; and Democratizing Biblical Studies.

Along with Schüssler Fiorenza, Plaskow co-founded the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, and is currently co-editor with Melanie Johnson-DuBaufre, and is also the past president of the American Academy of Religion. Since she first started her career in academia, Plaskow’s writing and research have focused on feminist theology.

Her book, Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective, has evolved into a Jewish feminist classic since it was published in 1990. Plaskow also co-edited the anthologies Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion and Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality with Carol P. Christ, and both publications on feminist theology are frequently used in women’s studies and religious studies courses. The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics 1972-2003, a collection of her essays, was released in 2005.

The Judith Plaskow Lecture on Women and Religion is open to the public and will be held on campus in the Alumni Room of O’Malley Library at 4 p.m.

For more information about the lecture, please contact Dr. Michele Saracino by email at michele.saracino@manhattan.edu or phone (718) 862-7412.

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[JR: OK, this fat old white guy injineer chokes on feminist theology, Jewish feminism, and feminist studies. But on the off chance that there are things in this Universe that I don't understand, I'll stipulate that study of these have merit. And, anything, that puts Alma Mater in the forefront of wisdom, is outstanding. And, anyone, who labors faithfully and productively in the Lord's vineyard, for thirty years deserves praise. So for these reasons, the MC community should honor this "Jasper maker". What better honor than to "pack the joint". Even if it's just with future fat old white guy injineers! ]

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JNEWS: Faison, Charlene [MC????] blends science with faith


Charlene Faison work with science on the job, church at home
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 11:40 am | Updated: 11:38 pm, Thu Mar 29, 2012.
By STEPHON JOHNSON Amsterdam News Staff

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“I always felt that my calling in my life was to be helpful,” said Charlene Faison while sitting in a waiting room at the Convent Baptist Church in Harlem, where she serves as associate minister. “Not only in the church, but in my secular occupation.”

Faison was honored as one of “25 Influential Black Women in Business” by the Network Journal during a March 22 ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis, and it’s easy to see why. Faison is currently the manager of nuclear licensing for Entergy and one of the few Black women to be found in the realm of science. However, her journey tells a much more complex story—one that centers around what so many continually debate: religion and science. Both are on an equal plane for Faison, and both are important parts of her life.

A Georgia native, Faison relocated to New York in her late teens, though the road to New York was rocky.

“My family was not able to send me to college for four years straight,” said Faison. “So I went to college in the South for two years, and when I relocated to New York, I decided to work first, then continue my education.”

The furthering of Faison’s education resulted in her obtaining a Bachelor of Science in radiological health science and a master’s in business administration (management) from Manhattan College, located in Riverdale, N.Y. However, her dreams of working in something science-related started earlier.

“Science and math interested me more in school,” said Faison. “History was good—and now I have a better appreciation of history—but science and math were always my favorite subjects.

“I originally wanted to be a doctor, but I don’t like hypodermic needles and I don’t like the sight of blood,” said Faison, laughing. “I’ve always been interested in science, specifically biology and chemistry. My dream in high school was to work in a lab and wear a white lab coat. The Lord blessed me because I got to fulfill that dream.”

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As a mother and a wife whose husband, John Faison, was also called to the church after retiring from the New York City Police Department, Faison is learning lessons and teaching lessons at the same time. When asked about the debate between faith and religion and how it affects her personally, Faison stated her opinions in a direct, matter-of-fact manner.

“I don’t have a problem with science and religion because, to me, God is first,” she said. “God created the earth, the heavens, and he created humankind. And he gave us everything we have, including intellectual ability. He wants us to have the very best, and science is the way to have the very best. We can cure diseases. We can use it to have nuclear power and make life easier and better for humankind.

“When you’re called to a higher work, it requires higher preparation.”

Looks like she’s been preparing her whole life, and it has paid off.

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[JR: Sounds Jasper-ish to me. Pragmatically Optimistic that we can make the world better. One Jasper at a time?]

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MFOUND: A possible MC dropout hits a chord with the fat old white guy injineer


Overkill’s Bobby Blitz Confesses to Father: ’25 Years Ago, It Was About Girls and Free Beer’
by: Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann

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At the end of our interview with the wailing vocalist, Blitz regaled us with a fascinating and hilarious story about dropping out of college to play with Overkill professionally. Blitz reminisced about the conversation he had with his father once the Overkill singer had made the decision, and another conversation they had 25 years later.

“When I left school to do this, I was 24 and I had been in and out of college,” Blitz told us. “I was in Manhattan college at the time up in the Bronx. I was kind of a part-time student. We had this part-time band that would play the Peppermint Lounge or at Trudy Heller’s and we finally got a deal. I told my Dad I was leaving school because we had a deal and he was like, “Bobby, I don’t know if this is the right decision. You have to think about this; you sure this isn’t about girls and free beer?” [Laughs] And really in the back of my head, I didn’t know what the f— I was doing, but I told him, “No, this is about art.”

Blitz continued, “25 years later, I started doing a few benefits for one of the New York Mets, who liked metal. This New York Met got really involved; knew all our s–t – was way into it. [He said] “Bobby, whatever you need [I'll get it for you]. I said, “I need your box seats for my father’s 75th birthday. He gives me 15 tickets in his private box at Shea Stadium for my Dad’s birthday. We’re big baseball fans. My Dad was sitting there next to me, he had just gotten a scotch from the Sky Club, I was havin’ a beer — he puts his arm around me and he goes, “I knew this Overkill thing would work out.” I said, “I’ve got a confession, 25 years ago, it was about girls and free beer.”

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[JR: On the off-chance that this is "our" "manhattan college" — I hope it is; it's the kind of college I remember — I found this an "exemplar", because I can attest when I was that age it was about "girls and beer". Neither the beer or the girls were very "free". And, the only reason that I graduated was meeting the right girl.]

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JNEWS:  Rizzotti, Matt [MC2007?]


Posted: Fri, Mar. 30, 2012, 10:19 AM
Rizzotti traded to Twins

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Phillies traded Matt Rizzotti, once considered a fringe prospect, to the Minnesota Twins for cash considerations Friday.

Rizzotti, 26, had become a cause célèbre for a portion of the fan base. But ultimately, he did not have a position in the field and scouts did not believe he could hit for power above double A.

In 2010, he started the season in single-A Clearwater and ended in triple-A Lehigh Valley with an overall .343 batting average and 17 home runs. That earned him prospect status despite his older age.

The Phillies were intrigued enough to add him to the 40-man roster that winter for a look-see in 2011 big-league camp. But it was short lived. He played six games last spring and was 2 for 5 with a home run. He was outrighted off the 40-man roster and spent all of 2011 in double-A Reading, where he predictably mashed Eastern League pitching.

The Phillies had attempted to use Rizzotti in the outfield following the successful 2010 season, but it didn't take. He played some first base, a position at which he was below average, but mostly served as a designated hitter.

Rizzotti was originally drafted by the Twins in the 46th round of the 2004 draft. He didn't sign, attended Manhattan College, and was drafted in the sixth round of the 2007 draft by the Phillies.

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JNEWS: Galimi, Kellyann [MC????] Westchester County Motherhood Examiner


Dinner and show fundraiser promoting breast cancer awareness in Westchester
Kellyann Galimi, Westchester County Motherhood Examiner

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The Westchester Broadway Theatre (http://broadwaytheatre.com/index.php?src=events& srctype=detail&category=Legally%20Blonde%20The%20Musical&refno=409) will be hosting a breast cancer awareness night on April 5th at 6:15 pm. With energetic dancing and musical comedy, audiences will delight in the Westchester Broadway Theatre's presentation of Legally Blonde, based on the hit movie.

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[JR: Something funky on this page, can't cut'n'paste and none of the links work. So I had to "GRAB" it.]

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ENDNOTE: Green's are dumb; "we" fat old white guy injineers need to innovate more



Off topic from the Jasper Jotter, but something I thought that your injineerin' mind might enjoy!
Hope all's well and that MC's enjoying the start of Springtime!


McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973]

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[JR: Au contrair, mon ami! This is perfect fodder for an ENDNOTE!]

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Green thinking - more harm than good?

When the climate took a turn for the worse during the so-called Younger Dryas period some 12,000 years ago, our ancestors didn’t don a hair shirt and hope for the best. They innovated. A sharp return to ice age like conditions helped precipitate the development of agriculture in the Levant, a hugely successful innovation that soon diffused to other settled regions. So if contemporary climate change is to be taken as seriously as many Greens urge, our response should also be innovation driven. Why then does much of our current Green thinking focus on environmentally and socially regressive ideas?

While the development of agriculture during the Neolithic revolution was to change the world for the better, the real awakening from millennia of Malthusian stagnation was the industrial revolution. Whether through the far-reaching ideas of the Scottish enlightenment or the innovations of James Watt, it was realised that the future could be radically different from the past.

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I loved the post for it's logical building.

As much as I agree with Ron Paul, we really urgently need to have honest money. It confuses all the calculations. Imagine surveying with a variable length?

As mush as disagree with Newt, he's right we should be getting off this rock we call Earth.

As much as I disagree with BHO44, he's right in that "we" are the problem. Just not in the way he says we are. We don't allow people maximum freedom "to be all that you can be".

It's a great thought provoke piece. I gad to read it several times, but I'm sure that my fellow alums can skim it once and grok it.

Thanks, Michael, for the ENDNOTE!

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