JASPER JOTTINGS Week 49 - 2008 Dec 06

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


          o POSITRACTION: A true hero
          o JFound: Dandola, John (MC1970)
          o JFound: Krause, Peter C. [MC1970]
          o JEmail: Fabinski, Bob (MC1984) is the designated proofreader
          o JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) updates class years
          o JFound: Sweeney, Bill [MC????]
          o JFound: Belmont, Nicole [MC????]
          o MFound: Jasper Mom
          o JFound: Stoecker, Roy R. [MC????] Substratum Intake System: Once-Through Cooling Hybrid
          o JFound: Brennan, Bob [MC????]
          o JUpdate: Quick updates
          o JHQ: Declaring College’s Efforts To Increase Its Sustainability
          o JHQ: Manhattan Monthly December 2008 NEWSLETTER
          o JFound: “idealist”, Rachel [MC2008]
          o JEmail: Bennett, Lainie (MC1990) is offering a 10% discount on resumes to all Jasper!
          o Comment on JOY: Mahoney,Lisa [MC????] weds Villetto, Matthew [MC????] by Lou J.
          o ENDNOTE: Friends with benefits

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Thursday, November 06, 2008
Chinese diplomat honored for saving Jews

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A Chinese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust has been posthumously honored in the Austrian capital.

Feng Shan Ho was Chinese consul-general in Vienna from 1938-1940 and issued visas to Austrian Jews, enabling them to escape the Nazis. He died in San Francisco in 1997 at the age of 96, before his deeds were recognized.

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[JR: Shame that we can't recognize these people during their lifetimes. Shame we can all know these courageous people as "celebrities". Shame we can't know all the unknown heros.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Nov 30 2008 12:37 PM

JFound: Dandola, John (MC1970)



Matthew, John (MC1970), Amy, Micky (long suffering wife), John William

[JR: Wish I could share all the laughs we've had over the years.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Nov 30 2008 5:23 PM

JFound: Krause, Peter C. [MC1970]

Krause, Peter C. [MC1970]


Peter C. Krause
Barrow Street Real Estate Funds

Peter joined Greenhill as Founding Member and Managing Director in 1996. He serves as Chairman of its Barrow Street Real Estate Funds, a real estate value-added private equity firm which invests in the U.S. with local partners in development and redevelopment projects across all property types. Prior to co-founding Barrow Street, he was Managing Director in the Real Estate Department of the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley & Co. He was a member of the Investment Committee of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds and in that capacity served as Chairman of the Board of Red Roof Inns, a New York Stock Exchange corporation. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Peter had practiced real estate law at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Schulte, Roth & Zabel. Peter has 32 years of experience in the real estate and financial services fields and has closed over 250 transactions during that period.

Peter graduated first in his class (out of 1,100 students) with a B.A. with Highest Honors from Manhattan College in 1970, served in the United States Army in 1970-1971 and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1974. Peter is a member of The Urban Land Institute, the American Society of Real Estate Counselors, the Real Estate Board of New York and the American Hotel and Lodging Association. He has served as Co-Chairman of the Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council. Peter was a Lecturer at Cornell University for many years, teaching real estate accounting, finance and valuation. Peter is Chairman of the Harvard Law School Fund, Co-Chair of the Harvard College Parents Fund, a Knight (and NYC Area Chair) of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Vice President of the Honorary Ushers of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. He is a prior trustee of The Convent of the Sacred Heart School. Peter and his wife, Alice, have three children and live in New York, New York.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Nov 30 2008 6:37 PM

JEmail: Fabinski, Bob (MC1984) is the designated proofreader

From: Fabinski, Bob (MC1984)
Date: November 30, 2008 9:37:02 PM EST
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 48 - 2008 Nov 30


You missed two double consonants in that last missive:



I too remember the “Noooo Partial Credit, Bridge Fall Down.”

Bob Fabinski

[JR: Thanks. My excuse is "i r an injineer". We don't need no redundant letters. Double consonants use up all that extra electron space. Global warming. We can't keep pinning bigger disks with all those double consonants. You're now the official proof reader! (That's one way to ensure at least ONE reader. LOL!]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Nov 30 2008 10:46 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) updates class years


Sunday November 30, 2008 @ 1130 EST

Dear John,

>JNews: Desposito, Joseph (MC????) remembers “Get wrong answer, bridge fall down!”

I believe that Joe is member of the Class of 1969.

>JNews: Pfaff, Mark [MC????] promoted at New York Life Insurance Company

I believe that Mark is a member of the Class of 1980.

>JFound: Sposito, Peter J. [MC????] is a banker’s banker

I believe that Peter is a member of the Class of 1967.

>JFound: Eskridge, Honora Nerz [MC????] at NCSU Libraries

I believe thar Honora is a member of the Class of 1989

>JFound: Schermer, Dolores [MC????]

I believe that Dolores is a member of the Class of 1982.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Nov 30 2008 11:30 PM

JFound: Sweeney, Bill [MC????]

Sweeney, Bill [MC????]


Bill Sweeney
Managing Director, Global Risk, Compliance and Technology

Bill Sweeney joined Citigroup in June 2000 to manage the Global Risk IT Department. In 2004, Sweeney was promoted to Managing Director, and in 2005 he assumed responsibility for Global Compliance and Legal Technology for Corporate and Investment Banking.

Sweeney introduced a number of cutting-edge technologies to Global Corporate and Investment Banking, such as GRID computing and the introduction of middleware, which streamlined intraday feeds of data. He also recently put forth the first Linux in Intel application live. Sweeney has worked with engineering and IT to ensure the technologies’ adaptability as well as a simultaneous improvement in services and reduction in costs.

He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Manhattan College and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Southern California.

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    * Posted on: Mon, Dec 1 2008 6:37 PM

JFound: Belmont, Nicole [MC????]

Belmont, Nicole [MC????]


Nicole Belmont Vice President - Director of Research Nicole Belmont joined the Far Hills Group in 2001 to expand the firm’s product development and research activities. Nicole Belmont joined the Far Hills Group in 2001 to expand the firm’s product development and research activities. Her responsibilities include analyzing and sourcing new managers and strategies, conducting due diligence, and spearheading the firm’s interaction with the consultant community.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Dec 2 2008 6:37 PM

MFound: Jasper Mom



Great engineering school

Just an update - - my son is graduating in 2009 and has just been offered a wonderful Civil Engineering job, beating out other candidates from schools such as Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech.

If you want a chance to shine in Engineering - - and not get lost as a “number” - - go here.

Proud Manhattan Mom

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[JR: I agree. LOL!]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Dec 3 2008 5:21 PM

JFound: Stoecker, Roy R. [MC????] Substratum Intake System: Once-Through Cooling Hybrid


Substratum Intake System: Once-Through Cooling Hybrid
By Roy R. Stoecker, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, EEA, Inc.
James E. McAleer, M.B.A., Director, Strategic Planning, EEA, Inc.

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Rising fuel cost, demand for carbon footprint reduction and closed-cycle cooling is simply incongruent. Thus the development and evolution of a once-through cooling hybrid, the substratum intake system. This new system (presently in pilot) allows steam electric stations to maintain their existing once-through systems while eliminating virtually all environmental impacts. In addition, it promises to increase overall plant efficiency while reducing condenser operations and maintenance costs.

It’s axiomatic that steam electric power stations with once-through cooling systems (OTC) use enormous amounts of water to cool their condensers. A 400 MW unit typically requires 175,000 gpm when operating at full load. The environmental problem with OTC is that planktonic organisms, such as fish eggs and larvae, suffer high mortalities in passing through the plant. The damage is caused by mechanical strains of pumping, rapid temperature rise and addition of biocides. The process is called entrainment.

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Roy R. Stoecker, Ph.D., is co-founder and vice president of EEA, Inc. and has more than 30 years of experience in energy and environmental programs. He holds a B.S. in biology from Manhattan College and a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Hawaii. He is extensively published and the author of “Aquatic Studies at the Hudson River Center Site In: Estuarine Research in the 1980s: The Hudson River Environmental Society Seventh Symposium on Hudson River Ecology (1992).”

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Stoecker, Roy R. [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Dec 3 2008 5:31 PM

JFound: Brennan, Bob [MC????]

Brennan, Bob [MC????]


Bob Brennan
President and Chief Operating Officer

Bob Brennan was named president and chief operating officer of Iron Mountain in November 2005. As COO, Mr. Brennan is responsible for developing and implementing operating strategies designed to drive growth and enhance customer service on a global basis and to ensure consistency and efficiency throughout the organization. He manages the day-to-day operations of the Company’s North American, European and Latin American business units as well as the enterprise support functions of human resources and information technology. Brennan had served as president of North America since joining the Company in November 2004. He joined Iron Mountain through the acquisition of Connected Corporation, where he served as Chief Executive Officer. Before Connected Corporation, Brennan was a general manager with Cisco Systems; he also served as CEO of American Internet prior to its acquisition by Cisco, and was vice president, general manager for Merisel, a distributor of software and microcomputer products. Brennan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Manhattan College.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Dec 3 2008 6:37 PM

JUpdate: Quick updates

Docteroff, Michael (MC1987)

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Duffy, Ms Patricia A. (MC????)
Chief Housing Accountant
The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers

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Hallet, Sarah (MC2004)

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    * Posted on: Thu, Dec 4 2008 9:36 AM

JHQ: Declaring College’s Efforts To Increase Its Sustainability


December 5, 2008

Manhattan College Announces Presidential Proclamation Declaring College’s Efforts To Increase Its Sustainability

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College has announced a presidential proclamation declaring the College’s intent to take all feasible steps to increase its sustainability while ensuring that “going green” issues are a factor in all future major decisions, policies and contracts. The proclamation has the concurrence of Manhattan’s council of vice presidents and the executive committee of the board of trustees.

To further this mission, the College has signed on to New York City’s 30-in-10 initiative and has become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), an association of colleges and universities in the United States and Canada working to create a sustainable future.

“I hereby declare that Manhattan College shall strive to take all feasible steps to increase its sustainability and to decrease its eco-footprint,” declares Brother Thomas Scanlan, president of the College. “Further, I request every member of our College community to review his/her own eco-habits and make appropriate improvements. And lastly, I request that environmental stewardship be an important component of each student’s education. Striving to be a green campus is our common goal.

“For the College, this proclamation requires that sustainability will be a criterion in the formulation of all major decisions, policies and contracts; as well as in the College’s strategic planning and construction projects. Furthermore, this shall be done to the maximum extent feasible, that is, determination of the projected impact both on the College’s own eco-footprint and on the global environment; affordability, including initial investment versus rate of savings; real versus redistributed reductions (e.g., offsets) etc., shall be incorporated into the overall cost/benefit analysis.”

Manhattan College has already implemented numerous “going green” measures, including:

   * For more than 40 years, the College has conducted a nationally recognized Master’s program in Environmental Engineering and has offered an environmental concentration option in the undergraduate civil engineering major since 1939. The faculty’s advanced research, especially in water quality, has contributed to improvements in the Hudson River, New York Harbor, Long Island Sound and elsewhere.

   * Planted a significant number of new trees.

   * Increased energy efficiency of College vehicles.

   * Promotes transportation alternatives, such as carpooling, biking and public transit.

   * Conducts extensive recycling.

   * Installed motion sensors to turn on/off classroom and public space lighting.

   * Thermostat controls are reset higher in summer during unoccupied periods.

   * Have replaced light fixtures/bulbs with more energy efficient ones.

   * Installed an energy management computer control system.

   * East Hill Residence Hall’s air conditioning units utilize nonozone depleting refrigerants.

For a complete list of “green” measures implemented by the College, please contact Scott Silversten, assistant director of college relations for communications, at (718) 862-7232 or e-mail scott.silversten@manhattan.edu. Dr. Kevin Farley, associate professor of environmental engineering, is available to answer questions about the College’s “green” initiatives and can be reached at (718) 862-7383 or kevin.farley@manhattan.edu.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 30-in-10 challenge comes under PlaNYC, a sustainability plan launched on Earth Day 2007 aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions citywide by 30 percent by 2030. Leading New York universities have joined the more aggressive 30-in-10 commitment to reduce greenhouse gases by 30 percent by 2017.

The city’s first-ever carbon emissions inventory found that energy use in buildings accounts for almost 80 percent of the city’s overall emissions and of that, 18 percent is from governmental and institutional buildings. By accepting the challenge, the higher education institutions are leading by example in helping to make a sizable dent in the city’s overall emissions.

AASHE was founded in 2006 with a mission to promote sustainability in all sectors of higher education – from governance and operations to curriculum and outreach – through education, communication, research and professional development. It aims to advance the efforts of the entire campus sustainability community by uniting diverse initiatives and connecting practitioners to resources and professional development opportunities.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Dec 5 2008 1:07 PM

JHQ: Manhattan Monthly December 2008 NEWSLETTER


Manhattan Monthly
December 2008 NEWSLETTER


Presidential Proclamation
Declares Manhattan’s Efforts To Increase Sustainability

College To Honor Syska Hennessy Group Chairman at De La Salle Dinner

College Presents a Candlelight Christmas Celebration

Lasallian Conversation

Manhattan Professor and Student Develop Ways to Measure Property Changes of Optical Materials

Two Engineering Students Win Scholarships From Prestigious Industry Group

Communication Students Work To Establish Mentor Program at South Bronx High School

Staff Council Elections

Let It Snow

Relay For Life Cancer Walk

In Memoriam

Staff Convocation Honors Dedicated Employees

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Welcome New Employees

Manhattan College Milestones

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Jaspers Helping Jaspers

Gulf Coast Christmas Luncheon

Service Trip Planned to the Ninth Ward in New Orleans

Yearbook Release for Class of 2008

Treasure Coast Alumni Luncheons

Manhattan vs. Siena at Times Union Center

Alumni Travel Program Goes to Ireland

Alumni Directory Project

Does Your Class Year End in a 4 or 9?

Contact Your Alumni Office


Jaspers Basketball Squads

Volleyball’s Sherryta Stokes ’09

Jasper Alum Chris Cody ’06

Manhattan Athletics Expands JasperVision Platform

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    * Posted on: Fri, Dec 5 2008 9:35 PM

JFound: “idealist”, Rachel [MC2008]





Location: New York, New York, United States

Area of Focus: Children and Youth, Community Service and Volunteering, Education and Academia, Family and Parenting, Health, Mental, Media and Journalism, Race and Ethnicity, Women’s Issues

Language(s): English


I am a recent B.A. graduate of Manhattan College, completing my undergraduate studies a semester ahead (December 2008). I double majored in developmental psychology and philosophy, maintaining a 3.8 GPA currently (posted: 12/1/08), and have been inducted in numerous honor societies as a result. My career goal is to study School Counseling on a Master’s level, but advancement is always an option. I have experience in multiple social service and non-profit oriented environments. I have worked with KidsPeace (New Jersey), in Residence Life (Resident Assistant), the American Cancer Society (Team Development), at a local nursing home, and have served in various leadership and editor positions within publications at my undergraduate college. I would love to find a job through idealist.org that would enable me to benefit others, but also have the flexible schedule required for me to pursue my graduate studies.

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“idealist”, Rachel [MC2008]

[JR: I love a "treasure hunt". Here's a challenge. Who is this "mysterious" young woman? And, how does a job find her with no last name? OK, where are the Zero Xeres (i.e., 08, 09, 07, 04, 05, and 06) to solve this mystery?]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Dec 6 2008 8:22 AM

JEmail: Bennett, Lainie (MC1990) is offering a 10% discount on resumes to all Jasper!


Manhattan College Alumni Society
Today’s Activity:1 question
Questions & Answers (1)

Any Manhattan College Alums Need A Professional Resume?   

Asked by Lainie Bennett, President/CEO at Millennium Personnel Corp.

Millennium Resume Service is offering a 10% discount on resumes to all students, employees and alums of Manhattan College. In addition to the discount, they will receive a free cover letter. A professionally written resume is the best way to ensure that you get an interview in this tight job market. Please look us up on the web: www.mpc-nyc.com

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Bennett, Lainie (MC1990)

[JR: I'm a sucker for a Jasper discount!]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Dec 6 2008 8:56 AM

Comment on JOY: Mahoney,Lisa [MC????] weds Villetto, Matthew [MC????] by Lou J.

I know these 2. They met freshmen year in 2000. Congrats!

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    * Posted on: Thu, Dec 4 2008 1:12 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Dec 6 2008 9:10 PM

ENDNOTE: Friends with benefits


Friends with Benefits
by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
November 3, 2008

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One of my dearest female friends is in a relationship with a friend of her own. It’s not an unhealthy relationship, but the man has made it clear to my friend that it has a definite ending as he needs to move away for a job. She understands this, intellectually anyway. But there’s some question as to whether our intellect can overrule our emotion in every instance and in every situation.

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But I also think it’s difficult for us, as humans, to separate sexuality from our emotions (even though it appears men are more able to do so than women). Even when men do so, I believe many do so only outwardly. Inside, perhaps unconsciously, they still feel the connection they’re making through sex.

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I can’t think of one concept that has invaded the popular culture that is more destructive to marriage.

The concept of “compulsory education”, as implemented in Government Schools and Government Control of “Education”, has turned American children into mindless unthinking automatons. The ideas of Mann have made children into soldiers and factory workers easily led by the elite. The “eduction industry” is the breeding ground of Socialists and Communists.

“Friends With Benefits” is a result of that hedonistic, smirking, “make me feel good” thinking.

Hopefully, the next generations of Jaspers are smart enough and moral enough to realize the trap.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Dec 6 2008 8:37 PM

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"Bon courage a vous tous"