JASPER JOTTINGS Week 17 - 2012 April 22     

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



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POSITRACTION: Fordham Football Star Not Forgotten


70 Years Later, Fordham Football Star Not Forgotten
By Kristen MeriwetherEpoch Times Staff
Created: April 12, 2012 Last Updated: April 12, 2012

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NEW YORK—College football in the early 1900s was a different game without much competition from the National Football League. College football was king and Ivy League schools such as Yale, Harvard, and Cornell, dominated. Fordham University, located in the Bronx, was also a powerhouse.

Football was not the modern game played now, but a primitive, often violent version. Leather helmets and thin padding were all that protected the young men from each other’s wrath. Serious injury was not uncommon and every year football claimed the lives of the players who entertained the masses.

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In addition to losing the game, three Fordham players were carted off the field—Paul Howell, John Szymanski, and Cornelius “Connie” Murphy. Szymanski, who had come in to relieve Murphy after his injury, left the field unconscious.
Cornelius "Connie" Murphy in an undated photo. Murphy died from injuries he sustained in a football game on Nov. 21, 1931.

Szymanski was the one that people were worried about and Murphy seemed to recover fine. But on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1931, a blood vessel suddenly ruptured at the base of Murphy’s brain and he passed away. The death sent shockwaves through the campus and changed generations in the Murphy family forever.

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A Dec. 10, 1931, news clipping from “The Ram,” Fordham’s weekly newspaper, described a solemn tribute mass for Connie that included many students and even football players from nearby New York University, Columbia University, and Manhattan College.

Connie was the first in his family to go to college and was hugely popular on campus, excelling athletically and academically.

“Fordham honors Connie, not for his football fame. For such glory is transient and each year’s star is lost to memory in the brilliance of the following season’s favorite. It is the gentleman, gallant, courageous, clean, that brings to his acquaintances, a sense of loss, to his intimates, a deep-rooted grief,” student Francis J. Bauer wrote in The Ram, which was later reprinted in the Fordham Alumni Magazine.

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[JR: I caught this story in my automagic searches because of the reference to Alma Mater. At first I discarded it, then I thought better of it. There's a lesson here. No, not "don't play football without a helmet". But that our good works are remember far more that we know or expect. And that even our "opponents" are watching our conduct. My Mom gave me her mandate a standard to conduct myself by: "Don't embarrass us." So that's always been the standard, "Can I tell Mom?". While I've fallen short more times than I care to think, and I'm sure my fellow alums never would fail, I do think that this Fordham exemplar can be "stolen" as an honorary Jasper. Even our "opponents" can teach us. This teaches me to think about what I leave behind.]

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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973] adds a zinger


FROM: McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973]
DATE:  Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM
SUBJECT:  Dangerous to the Ears....

Well, for any Jaspers out there who may have known me 40 years ago and are wondering what I sound like nowadays, I had a 75 minute interview with a "Vapers" group last week.  "Vapers" are people who like to inhale vapor from things that usually look like cigarettes instead of inhaling smoke from things that actually *are* cigarettes.  There's some interesting history in the background dealing with the relationship between vapers and smokers and I discuss it a bit in this article:   http://www.smokersclubinc.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5433  which has links to the interview itself at the bottom.   The "soundcloud" portal is probably the best, and if people give the screen a half minute to load they should be able to click right over to the 15 minute mark where I come in.  For anyone who wants to give up smoking for health or political reasons but doesn't want to give it up because they like it or feel they're "addicted" to it, vaping seems to offer a reasonable alternative and the discussion is worth listening to.  For anyone who wonders what a 1973 Peace Studies Major sounds like in 2012 it's also worth listening to.  :>



P.S.  Regarding this week's Jottings:  Once one gets over the feeling that one is watching a Monty Python segment, the ending of the Indian/Pakistani border closing does indeed have a wonderful tribute to peace squeezed in there at the end!

P.P.S.  I must confess, despite my years of English and Philosophy studies at Manhattan, I am hard pressed to understand the following:  "If an email is marked as "not for distribution", it, if suitable, will be put into Jasper Jottings and distributed."  Maybe I should return for some graduate work?   ;>

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[JR: Well let's see the fat old white guy injineer CIC wriggle out of this very correct "call to the carpet"!]

To quote a famous Brother, who shall remain nameless, but every injineer knows who it is, when teaching the Engineering Measurements for dummies class, said: "No, sir, you're wrong. The board is wrong, but I didn't make a blunder. I was merely trying to see if anyone was paying attention. You passed that test." Then while scribbling in his grade book, he'd continue: "And, the rest of you get an F in this latest quiz. You should all know that Brothers are infallible like his holiness the Pope. But whereas he is infallible  on matters of faith and morals, we Brothers are infallible on everything else. When you think we are wrong, we aren't; you are. And, will always be so. Now back to the matter at hand, pay close attention as I erase the "test question" and move along in our topic."

So the CIC didn't make a stupid mistake, or miss speak, it WAS a test to see if anyone was reading.


Yeah, I don't believe it either.

It's a blunder!

I was trying to say ... ... well you understand.

Best way to say it is: If you don't want it in Jasper Jottings, don't send it. I'll do my best to honor DNP or NFA, but I AM a terrible clerk. You can send DNP's to DNP at reinke dot cc and NFA's to NFA at reinke dot cc.

Yeah, maybe I should return to MC for remedial proof reading or avoiding thankless tasks.

Thanks for reminding me how bad a clerk, writer, and editor I am.


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Kelly Galimi commented on JEMAIL: Galimi, Kellyann [MC1990]

Submitted on 2012/04/14 at 10:54 pm

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Wow, I came across this site by accident. Yes, I am a proud Jasper, class of 1990. My maiden name was Kellyann Hennessy. Happy to find this site! - Kelly Galimi

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[JR: Neat. Glad you found us. Weve been here for more than a decade. In one form or another.]

Galimi, Kellyann (MC1990)
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JEMAIL: Orgon, Edward A. (MC1967) thinks MC needs more PR


from:  Orgon, Edward A. (MC1967)
to:  Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
date:  Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 8:28 AM
subject:  Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 16 - 2012 April 15

Hi John,

As I noted the new comptroller of the currency, i thought about all the nationally "famous" graduates from that little college in the Bronx. If I were a PR guy. :-) for MC I'd research and collate all this info and use it I'm recruiting, etc, such as as all the "presidents" and "CEOs" we've had.

Ed Orgon
The Torrenzano Group

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[JR: That reminds me I wanted to update Wikipedia. And, from what I've seen, Alma Mater is shaping up its act to spin out more entrepreneurs. And, at least form a technology POV, to pick up her "skirts" and start to run forward like a track star. The new Leadership is starting to get traction on its directions. I feel energize and I'm just a fat old white guy injineer who thinks they under use their alumni. We'll see. They have to do something to make the cut (i.e., the prediction that the USA only needs 100 universities). My High School died; I'd hate for my Alma Mater to bite the dust as well.]

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JHQ: Just Peace is a social action group at MC


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Just Peace is a social action group here at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY working towards peace and justice in our world. We are passionate about a wide array of issues including (but not limited to) war and peace, human rights, fair trade, human tracking, and hunger and homelessness. We currently meet every Wednesday at 4pm in Cornerstone (MGL 209)  ALL ARE WELCOME

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MEMAIL: Veliz, Tierney [MC2011] gets her service dog

FROM: Jude DiGidio, CFP
DATE: 2012-Apr-15

Become friends to those who have no friends. Become family to those who have no family. Become community to those who have no community. May the rich and poor of the world recognize that we are all brothers and sisters. May we all share what we have with one another as Children of one God, who loves everyone and who offers to everyone the gift of peace. A quote from John Paul 2.

As we strive to finish our work for the golf outing on May 1st lets all be thankful how generous friends and friends we haven’t meet yet have been to our cause. Who could have imagined last November that we could really be able to help Tierney in so many ways, a service dog, that seemed impossible, maybe a Mac computer if we were lucky, the standing apparatus seemed out of reach, the driveway paved, how could we come up with these items, we did because people are generous and loving.

I am getting this awesome feeling that this outing is becoming bigger than we ever hoped, so many people helping, donating, working, praying for us to achieve our goals. As the final two weeks approach, we must remain vigilant in our final works, as Ben Franklin said , well done is better than well said. This great effort will belong to all the Rotarians of the last 30yrs of the Hampton Rotary club and all their friend, this kind of success will be because for over 30yrs people have put others first, great causes first and themselves last.

How does someone email us and say I will pay for the service dog, or a paving company say I got the driveway, or a friend says if we don’t get the computer donated after meeting with Apple, I will buy half if you guys kick in half. Another will donate $1500 towards the standing apparatus, this only happens because of all the work Rotary does day in and day out.

The other main reason is that our cause this year, Tierney Veliz and her family is so deserving, that no matter what we do get done they deserve more. And the most unexplainable part is we all get more out of it than we give, no price can buy Tierney’s smile, or Roses faith, or Tony inexhaustible work ethic, or Chases will to fight to the last breath.

As Father Brian said in his homily at Chases funeral, the best part of the human spirit is alive and well at 187 Fredon Marks borough road and that place is special, I only wish I knew of it before of February 2012.

Please keep in mind if people do come to the Rotary club late in the game with donations, please assure them we will make every effort to get them the recognition they deserve as they so choose, but if we fall short in that endeavor we will make that up to them as we strive to work for another 30yrs, keep it going guys, this could be our finest hour, Jude

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Veliz, Tierney [MC2011]

[JR: Jasper Veliz got her service dog! Due to an anonymous donor. This fellow Jude should be a Jasper for the work he's doing for our fellow alum.]

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JLINKEDIN: Halen, Alexander [MC2012] Marketing Intern for Metro US


Halen, Alexander [MC2012]
Marketing Intern for Metro US
Greater New York City Area    
Marketing and Advertising

Marketing Intern at Metro US       
Admissions Representative at Manhattan College       
Student at Manhattan College

Jr. Supervisor at La Nouba Inc.       
Senior Referee at New Jersey Soccer Association

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1967) received many pledges

from:  Gregory Flynn
to:  reinkefj
date:  Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 2:17 PM
subject:  Addis Hope Campaign Status - Pledges

Dear friends and family,

I am hard-pressed to find words that can adequately express my gratitude to you for your immediate and overwhelming response to my appeal for Addis Hope.

Only two weeks have passed and we have already well exceeded in pledges the money necessary to acquire the two rental units in the shopping mall complex outside Addis Ababa.In fact, the overall amount pledged (with 81% of it already received) would enable us not only to acquire the units, but to sustain the program for another five months as we await signing final papers and leasing the property to vendors.

I am very much aware that for some the pledge that was made represented a great sacrifice, or even a hardship. And while the money is sorely needed to carry the program over until rental income becomes a reality, I feel an obligation to give you the opportunity to decrease or withdraw your pledge.

I close just as I opened this letter, hoping only you know how much I appreciate your response, your prayers and your willingness to engage in providing a future filled with hope for the children of Addis Hope.

Please reply to me by email as soon as it is convenient to let me know how you would like us to treat your pledge, even if you don't wish to change anything. Again, we are more than willing to accommodate any change you wish.

Brother Gregory Flynn FSC (Jack)

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[JR: I'm glad we all were able to do what we can.]

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JOBIT: Quinlan, Charles [MC1970 RIP]


Dr. Charles Quinlan, retired ExxonMobil Chemical Engineer, passed away at age 63
Published: Monday, April 16, 2012, 2:25 PM     Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012, 3:48 PM
Hunterdon County Democrat

Dr. Charles W. Quinlan (“Chuck”), age 63, of Alexandria Twp., passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 at home. He was born June 1, 1948 in Staten Island, NY and had resided in various locations before moving to Alexandria four years ago.

He was the son of Margaret M. Reicherter Quinlan and the late John N. Quinlan of Staten Island, NY.

He retired in 2010 as a Chemical Engineer for ExxonMobil in Clinton Twp.He was a ROTC Second Lieutenant serving during the Vietnam Conflict from 1966 to 1970.

He graduated from Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY and received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Massachusetts.

He was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lebanon.He was an avid sports enthusiast.

Survivors in addition to his mother, include his wife of 39 years, Susan M. Corbett Quinlan; his son, Scott C. and his wife Leila of Alexandria, Va.; two daughters, Amy E. and her fiancée Melissa Elwell of Easthampton, Mass. and Margaret M. and her fiancée Cody Boos of New Orleans, La.; one granddaughter, Alice Quinlan; one brother, Joseph N. Quinlan of Monmouth Junction.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, April 18, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, April 19, at11 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit Lebanon. Interment will be private.

Memorials can be made to the Frenchtown River Dog Park, P.O. Box 406, Frenchtown, NJ 08825 or by visiting frenchtownnjdogpark.org.


Quinlan, Charles [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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[JR: Legacy came in today. With the same obit.]


Quinlan, Charles [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/siadvance/guestbook.aspx?n=charles-quinlan&pid=157088773&cid=full

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Quinlan, Charles [MC1970 RIP]

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Brown, James J. (MC1970) commented on “Manhattan College”-ology

Comment     Don't tell people that we are not in Manhattan. Graduating from a Colllege located in NYC holds the same prestige as London, Paris or Rome. Being a country college has no prestige. Thanks

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MNEWS: Jaspers Win Battle of the Bronx


Bronx Sports Report: Jaspers Win Battle of the Bronx (Baseball-Style)
April 12, 2012 at 3:34 PM
By Alex Kratz

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Following Manhattan College’s thrilling comeback victoryover cross-Bronx rival Fordham University yesterday in Van Cortlandt Park, Jaspers coach Jim Duffy summed up the 6-5 win in this way: “It was a crazy game,” he said. “There were some wacky plays out there.”

The wackiest play in this crazy game came in the bottom of the ninth inning with one out and Manhattan down 5-4. Jaspers sophomore Yoandry Galan grounded a single to left and then just kept running all the way home after Rams left fielder Stephen McSherry misplayed the ball, allowing it to trickle all the way back to the fence. That tied the game 5-5 and allowed Kyle Murphy to smack the game-winning single one out later after Nick Camastro had ripped a double to get into scoring position.

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[JR: There's no sense duplicating sports news. We have GOJASPERS dot com for that. But, when I read this, I thought I should share it. Go Jaspers.]

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Brown, James J. (MC1970) commented on Orgon, Edward A. (MC1967) 

Comment:     He is right

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JOBIT: Giblin, Martin [MC???? RIP]


Martin Giblin, 80
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 6:17 AM     Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 6:19 AM
By Staten Island Advance

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Longtime Egbertville resident Martin J. Giblin, 80, a loving family man, died yesterday in NYU Medical Center, Manhattan.

Born in the Bronx, he attended Manhattan College in his native borough. He settled in Egbertville in 1964.

Mr. Giblin served in the U.S. Navy as a seaman from 1948 until 1950, and again from 1951 to 1952. He was a member of the Kells-Grennie Post, American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He had a 20-year career with the city Sanitation Department, beginning as a Sanitation worker, then promoted to public relations officer in 1979. He retired in 1989 and was a member of the department's Emerald Society.

Mr. Giblin enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

"He was a real family guy and he was best known for his sense of humor," said his son, Joseph.

A devout Catholic, Mr. Giblin was a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church, New Dorp, and for many years served as a commentator/lector. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Along with his son, Joseph, surviving are his wife of 50 years, the former Frances Cifuni; his son, Patrick; his daughters, Catherine Giblin, Jeannine Wallace, and Mary Giblin, and eight grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday from the Hanley Funeral Home, New Dorp, with a mass at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. Burial will follow in Moravian Cemetery, also New Dorp.


Giblin, Martin [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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JHQ: MC Alumni "Explore Southern Italy"


Explore Southern Italy
October 26 - November 3, 2012

Travel with Manhattan College alumni to explore the beauty of Southern Italy. Sorrento and Rome will serve as "home base" while you explore the rich Italian history and culture with visits to the Blue Grotto in Capri, the National Archeological Museum in Naples, Pompeii, Positano, and the Coliseum in Rome. 9

Day Tour Includes: Round trip airfare, seven (7) nights accommodations, luxury motor coach transportation throughout, professional tour manager, breakfast daily, welcome dinner, five (5) additional dinners, farewell dinner, sightseeing per itinerary, wine & cheese tasting, air taxes up to $200.

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JHQ: Turko, Jonscott [MC1991]  "Executive Presence" 4/18 @ 1600


We will be hosting our last speaker event this Wednesday, April 18th at 4:00PM in DLS 205. Jonscott Turko is an alumni of 1991 and successful marketing industry leader. He currently resides as Vice President of Challenger, Gray and Christmas, Inc, a privately held marketing consulting company. He will be speaking to the club about "Executive Presence", how to promote yourself and increase your likelihood of growing within a company. Please join us in welcoming him back on campus and hearing what information he has to give. Remember: this is your last chance for brownie points for students in Dr. Predmore's class :)

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Turko, Jonscott [MC1991]

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JOBIT: Harnett, William T. "Bill" [MC1950 RIP]


William Harnett 
William T. Harnett

Highland - William T. "Bill" Harnett of Highland, 85, passed away on December 26, 2011 at Wingate at Dutchess, Fishkill. 

Son of the late Thomas and Nellie Lane Harnett, he was born on July 11, 1926 in Woodside, NY. William served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and again during the Korean conflict.  After earning an engineering degree from Manhattan College, and a Juris Doctor from New York University, he married the late Mary Elizabeth Phelan in 1956.  His son, David, was born in 1957, then Timothy, in 1962. 

The family moved to the Town of LaGrange in 1963, where William was active in clubs and local politics.  William was an engineer and manager at I.B.M., and retired in 1987.  He moved from the Hudson Valley to Knoxville, TN with his loving companion, Patricia Prosser, who survives him in Tennessee.  Surviving also are his dear cousins, Joseph and Joan Lane, of Woodside.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence.

A Memorial Mass will take place Friday, April 20th at 7:00 am at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, Highland, NY.  Memorial donations may be sent to the Hudson Valley Alzheimer's Association .  Arrangements are under the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 38 Main Street, Highland, NY 12528.  For online condolences, visit our web site at www.torsonememorial.com

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on April 18, 2012


Harnett, William T. "Bill" [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/poughkeepsiejournal/guestbook.aspx?n=william-harnett&pid=156939767&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Harnett, William T. "Bill" [MC1950 RIP]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1967) reports favorably on Jasper Jottings

Just got off the phone with Brother Flynn.

(He's doing as well as can be expected given how ill he is. Obvious that he has trouble catching his breath. But when I expressed concern, he replied: "That's life.")

He circumspectly reported that at least two large donations attributed the act to the information in Jasper Jottings. He respected the donors' wishes for privacy in both name and amount.

(Guess they too have heard that old Irish adage about "good works only count if done in secret". Funny, I learned that from my maternal English Protestant grandmother who wanted to tach me about my maternal grandfather's "heathen Irish culture that has a few goosd points". ROFL!)

But, he repeated their comments that: "the CIC wonders if anyone reads it but my donation was all due to Jasper Jottings".

That's very humbling.

Thanks to the readership, Brother Flynn was blown away by the speed at which his need was answered and surpassed. He's now polling folks if they want the "overage" back. He told me that most everyone says "put it towards the kids".

(I guess, if someone stretched to kick in, then it'd be OK to take it back.)

Anyway, thanks to those readers who have the delusion that Jasper Jottings influences them. Maybe informs; influence unlikely. They're just good souls who 'action' good poop.

I'm just shoveling it along. Like the poop-master, I am. Not everyone can be Yoda!

Good vibrations this morning. Makes me feel like that even reporting obits won't bring me down.

Forever and always, Go Jaspers.

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JHQ: Byrnes, Bob [MC1968] MBWA Distinguished Service Award


Bob Byrnes to Receive MBWA Distinguished Service Award
Posted on April 17, 2012

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The Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MBWA) will present Manhattan College Athletic Director Bob Byrnes with the organization's 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Byrnes, who is in his 24th year as athletic director at his alma mater, will be joined by fellow Distinguished Service Award honorees Wagner College Athletic Director Walt Hameline and long-time Baruch College head men's basketball coach Ray Rankis. Byrnes, Hameline and Rankis will be presented with their awards during the 79th NIT/MBWA All-Met Haggerty Awards Dinner on April 26 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, N.Y.

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Byrnes, Bob [MC1968]

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JHQ: Serrano, José M. [MC1995] visits MC on 19APR@1830


Three Local New York State Senators Visit Manhattan College on April 19
Posted on April 17, 2012

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On Thursday, April 19, the Manhattan College Latino Alumni Club (MCLAC) is hosting a rare event on campus featuring three local state senators. Alumnus Sen. José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) ’95 along with Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) and Adriano Espaillat (D - Manhattan/Bronx) will discuss the new dynamics in Albany under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, as well as relevant issues in the Bronx.

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Serrano, José M. [MC1995]

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JUPDATE: Steponkus, Bill (MC1957) has a new email address

Steponkus, Bill (MC1957) has a new email address. So if you have not updated his recently, then you have an obsolete one.

[JR: Another value aded service of Jasper Jottings. And, if you're interested, then send me an email and I'll send you my rant about why EVERYONE should have their own domain for 10$/year and NEVER make people update your email address again. :-) It's a pet peeve. ]

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JOBIT: Mullin, Frank [MC1950 RIP]


Frank Mullin 
AGE: 88 • Tinton Falls

Frank Mullin, 88, of Tinton Falls, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Worcester, Mass., he moved to New Jersey when he was seven years old, residing in Jersey City, Freehold, Neptune City and relocating to Tinton Falls six months ago. Frank was an engineer for 35 years at Bell Labs, AT&T and Lucent Technologies in Holmdel. He was a graduate of Manhattan College. He was a member of St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church in Avon. Frank was an avid golfer, and a sports & music enthusiast & was also a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Navy on the USS Alden.

Frank was predeceased by his daughter, Christie, in 2001, to whom he donated a kidney and chose an early retirement to care for his youngest daughter. He is survived by his wife, Alvina (nee Flad) of 60 years; two sons, Pat and his wife, Terri of Redondo Beach, CA, and Jim and his wife Carol of Palo Alto, CA; and his daughter, Eileen Abernethy of Neptune City. Frank is also survived by his brothers, John Mullin of Florida, and Donald Mullin of Jersey City. He leaves behind his cherished grandchildren, Alison Mullin of San Pedro, CA, Kelly Abernethy of Neptune, and Benner & Kevin Mullin of Palo Alto, CA.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 20 at the Buckley Funeral Home, 509 2nd Ave., Asbury Park. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21 at St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church, Avon. Internment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 740 Broad St., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 or the American Heart Association , 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.

Published in Asbury Park Press on April 19, 2012


Mullin, Frank [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/app/guestbook.aspx?n=frank-mullin&pid=157102625&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Frank is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mullin, Frank [MC1950 RIP]

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MEMAIL: Veliz, Tierney [MC2011] donations pour in

EMAIL FROM Jude DiGidio who is raising funds for Veliz, Tierney [MC2011]:

I handed Barb $11000 today at lunch, $8000 from the service dog donor, $1000 from law firm my brother got,$ 2000 from a great friend of Rotary,  a Paul Harris fellow, what a day. Do you think you guys could get the  NJ Herald at our outing to celebrate our 30th and get us some ink, I will try to get the Star Ledger, we have picked up incredible  interest in our cause and the more people that hear of our friends generosity the more they will want to help. As we all know now, people goodness cannot be underestimated. As of today we have over 72 golfers playing and so many others who will show up just to support the cause, I feel this kind of news is what everyone needs to hear, the perfection of the human spirit it action on so many fronts,  Jude

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[JR: Sounds like Jude should be an honorary Jasper for doing the heavy lifting to help our fellow alum.]

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JHQ: The Value of a Manhattan College Education


2012 Rankings Demonstrate the Value of a Manhattan College Education
Posted on April 18, 2012

Manhattan College placed 19th among 850 U.S. colleges and universities on the Payscale.com 2012 Return on Investment (ROI) Rankings: College Education Value Compared survey earlier this month, which further demonstrates the long-term professional success of Manhattan graduates.

In the past two years, Manhattan College’s ROI ranking by Payscale.com has moved from 37th in 2010 to 19th in its current position.

“Our presence, year after year, on this list testifies to the great value of a Manhattan College education; our steady rise reflects our constant efforts to combine excellence and affordability,” said President Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D.

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[JR: So what are you doing with your extra 800k$? LOL! Doesn't consider the time value of money. Or other "little factors". Meaningless to individuals, but good for MC's survivability.]

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MTWITTER: @DeenaSena is following @jasperjottings

[JR: I have no idea who she is. But it's kool to play detective?]

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MVIDEO: Relay For Life at MC


Relay for Life at Manhattan College

Published on Apr 19, 2012 by manhattancollege

No description available.


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[JR: No description. Really? Anyone who knows me, I'm not a fan of "Big Charity". But, kudos to the students. I especially like seeing the Amazon women out tug of war all those future fat old white guys. Were there injineers there? I think not because of the mens' poor technique. And no coxswain. But, a very well done video, imho. Too bad they don't fund raise the alumni. Surely some fat old white guy injineers can still walk?  ]

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[JR: The HQ sent out a presser that say the kids raised 14k$. Very nice. Kudos.]

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MVIDEO: Women's Lacrosse team fundraiser


Published on Apr 18, 2012 by ManhattanJaspers

The Manhattan College Women's Lacrosse team held a fundraiser for the American Marketing Association. The AMA helps saves millions of lives each year by helping people find organ donors.


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[JR: These ladies did a nice job. Despite being obviously nervous.]

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JHQ: Donors Meet Recipients


Generous Donors Meet Scholarship Recipients
Posted on April 18, 2012

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A few students who attend Manhattan College are lucky enough to receive a scholarship, allowing them to graduate with less debt and financial distress, and thanks to generous donors, more students are receiving such scholarships. On April 11, the College recognized these donors at the inaugural Presidential Reception Celebrating Scholarship Donors and Student Recipients.

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[JR: Remember that Irish adage: "good works only count if done in secret".]

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Brown, James J. (MC1970) commented on "Manhattan College"-ology

Submitted on 2012/04/20 at 5:03 pm

Have you ever noticed that many people like to celebrate famous anniversaries. The Titanic last week., the statue of liberty last year, Now we see that that Fenway Park is celebrating their 100th anniversary.

At the same time all over the world all baseball stadiums will be celebrating Bro Jasper and the 130th anniversary of the 7th inning stretch. But I bet now one has even told them. This is big for us. I am sure that all the sports broadcasters and the NY media would jump on it. Perhaps if the alumni would attend a game in their home town, we would get the same results.

What do you think? I know yu engineers never had any fun in school but I am sure you have come up for air by now

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[JR: It's a great idea. Now you just need to execute it. Maybe you can get an ad hoc group together to pull it off. I doubt that the anyone at the college will get excited about it. Shame because you're right it'd be great PR.]

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MPHOTO: Pic of the old campus


Manhattan College, 131st Street and Broadway, New York, 1866
Before Manhattan College's 1922 move to the Riverdale section of The Bronx.
Photo from the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lincroft, New Jersey

[JR: Great pic of the old campus. Copyrighted. But worth clicking a link. First few years on my life, I lived on 131st Street down the block from Annunciation Church. The College was gone then. I followed it later in my life.]

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MNEWS: Jim Abbott cites Kevin Laue


4/4/12 at 3:35 PM   
Catching Up With Former Major Leaguer Jim Abbott
By Joe DeLessio

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Would it have been more difficult to continue your basketball career, given your disability? Was baseball a better fit?

Yeah, I think so. That’s what I love about the game of baseball. [Like I say] when I speak to little leagues, people of almost any ability can play baseball. And they can contribute to a baseball team, whether it’s fielding, or hitting, or speed, or pitching, or leadership — whatever it is, you can contribute. So a person like me, missing a hand — there was a place on the baseball field for that. There was a place for my abilities, and I’m incredibly thankful. Probably more so than on a basketball court, although Kevin Laue at Manhattan College is playing with one hand and doing an incredible job. I’m a big fan of his, but he’s a little taller than I am.

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[JR: Interesting reference.]

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MFACEBOOK: Official Manhattan College Alumni Facebook


by Manhattan College Alumni

Make sure to "like" the brand new, official Manhattan College Alumni Facebook page.

The Manhattan College alumni society serves to strengthen the relationship of our alumni with the College. The purpose is to facilitate and support connections among alumni by organizing and participating in a variety of charitable, social, professional, educational and athletic events and activitie...

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ENDNOTE: Williams, Harry Roger III [MC1970] urges library support; CIC not!


Harry The Librarian
About Me: Librarian, Rotarian, music lover, philosopher, narrator, public speaker, creator of the "Famous Library as Barn Raising" Speech.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Who Needs Libraries? We All Do!

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I was at the world premier of this wonderful video at the Massachusetts State House this morning as part of Library Legislative Day. Enjoy.

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Williams, Harry Roger III [MC1970]



POLITICAL: Too many parks; Socialism’s economic calculation problem

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Only at the very grossest level can we opine on government spending. Suppose that a park was a "for profit" operation, like Disney World, and it had to carry its costs. This is the specific argument that I have with the South Brunswick “Public Library”. They take money from property taxes and “fund raising” that they do. People in and around South Brunswick didn’t support a movie theater; it went out of business. How can the “Public Library” go out of business? It can’t. The State Gooferment “legislates” that there be one for every Municipal Gooferment. It’s politics; not economics.

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[JR: Do we need "libraries"? Absolutely! Should they be funded by taxes extracted at the point of a gun?  Absolutely not! The South Brunswock library is beautiful. Well used. Some what innovative. And, mostly funded by extortion of the property owners in South Brunswick. It's fiscally irresponsible. And, there's not a thing that this taxpayer can do about it, but use an get some value out of my stolen wealth. When the people didn't support that movie theater, it folded and it's now a drug store. That's the invisible hand of the free market giving consumers what they want. At a cost they are willing to pay. So shouldn't the library be the equivalent of Gold's Gym for minds? Rise and fall on how well it serve the consumer in a free market. Argh! Sheeple!!! ]

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