JASPER JOTTINGS Week 07 - 2009 Feb 15

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



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POSITRACTION: baby was born TWO DAYS after mom died


Her mum would have loved her so much: Tearful words of man whose baby was born TWO DAYS after wife died
By Neil Sears and Beth Hale
Last updated at 10:58 AM on 13th January 2009

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Two days after Jayne Soliman was declared brain-dead, her grieving husband saw her life-support machine turned off.

In a moment of unbelievable poignancy, he was then given their baby daughter to hold for the first time.

Doctors had kept 41-year-old Mrs Soliman’s heart beating after she suffered a brain haemorrhage.

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[JR: Stunning effort by the docs. Why can't we value every child this way?]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 8 2009 12:37 AM
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JFound: Pub by Mendola, Magdalena E. [MC????] + Carbonaro, Richard F. (MC1997)


07 February 2009

Paper in Polyhedron

Congrats to Magda, Timm and Tias on our paper being published in the journal Polyhedron. The paper details some of Magda’s work while a Masters student at Manhattan College. The link to the paper can be found here:



Posted by Rich Carbonaro

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Investigation of the kinetics of aquation of the 1:2 complex between CrIII and nitrilotriacetic acid

Magdalena E. Mendola (a), Tias Paul (b), Timothy J. Strathmann (b) and Richard F. Carbonaro (a), Corresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author

(a) Manhattan College, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471, United States

(b) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Center of Advanced Materials for the Purification of Water with Systems, Urbana, IL 61801, United States

Received 16 June 2008; accepted 14 November 2008. Available online 26 December 2008.


Aquation of the 1:2 complex between CrIII and nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) was monitored using a combination of capillary electrophoresis (CE), ultraviolet–visible (UV–vis) spectrophotometry, and attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy.

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Mendola, Magdalena E. [MC????]

Carbonaro, Richard F. (MC1997)

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[JR: Sounds like a real page turner! Unfortunately, as an old unemployed over-the-hill IT guy, I’ll have to wait for the paperback or the library to get it.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 8 2009 1:37 PM
    * Updated: Tue, Feb 10 2009 11:49 PM

JOY: Streche, Laura (MC2005) wed



Laura Streche and Jonathan Hogue were married Aug. 8 at Brentwood Country Club, with a reception following. She works in human resources for Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank in Manhattan and is the daughter of Petre and Eva Streche of East Islip. The bridegroom is an e-mail marketing analyst for Anchor Computer in Farmingdale and is the son of Diana and Edward Hogue of Brentwood. The bride earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Manhattan College. The groom earned a bachelor’s degree in business technology from Farmingdale State College and a bachelor’s in aviation management from Vaughn College of Aeronautics.

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Streche, Laura (MC2005)

[JR: Mozel Tov! We need more little Jaspers to keep Brother President happy.]

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Laura Streche Hogue twitteed: “Does anyone have the LI version of Newsday? We’re in the Life section under weddings! :) If anyone has the paper, can I take that page?”
from John Reinke’s Friends’ Facebook Status Updates by Laura Streche Hogue

[JR: A little help!]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 8 2009 2:37 PM
    * Updated: Tue, Feb 10 2009 11:49 PM

JBlogger: Phelps, Steve (MC1968) driving instructor par excellance


Phelps Communications
Reminiscences and commentary posted in the hope that you will read them, be gobsmacked, and offer me large sums of money to write stuff for you.
Steve Phelps
New Hempstead and Ticonderoga, New York, United States

Sunday, February 8, 2009
Driving Mrs. Schtipke

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Ed McDevitt (again; he’s like totally my muse or something) posted on Facebook about 68-year-old Cha, a South Korean woman who “this week signed up to take her driving test once again – after failing to earn a license the first 771 times.” Cha reminded me of Mrs. Schtipke, and I’ll tell you why. You see, I was the last driving teacher ever to try to teach Mrs. Schtipke – yes, the legendary Mrs. Gertrude Penska Schtipke of Yonkers, New York – how to drive, thus earning myself at least a footnote in the annals of Yonkers driving-instruction history. The Man Who Retired Mrs. Schtipke. You may wonder how the callow youth that I was at that time could ever have stumbled upon such distinction.

I was a part-timer at Bronx-Yonkers Auto School, a college student finishing up some credits so that I could graduate, having handily lost a battle of wills with the administration of Manhattan College, who would NOT give me my diploma unless and until I completed their goddam theology credits. Papist fanatics, of course, with no sympathy for my nascent agnostic leanings.

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Phelps, Steve (MC1968)

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[JR: As an after thought, while my classmate from the Prep and College makes his living throwing words around, I'm sure if you need driving lessons that he'd oblige. LOL!]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 8 2009 6:36 PM
    * Updated: Tue, Feb 10 2009 11:49 PM

JFound: Chang, Myon [MC????] From Wikipedia

Chang, Myon [MC????]


Chang Myon
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chang Myon (장면) was a South Korean politician. He was vice president of the first Republic and the prime minister of the Second Republic. His English name was John Myun Chang; his Japanese name was Tsutomu Tamaoka (玉岡勉, Tamaoka Tsutomu?).

A devout Roman Catholic, he graduated from Manhattan College. He served as the Republic of Korea’s first ambassador to the United States from 1949 to 1951. He was appointed second prime minister of the Republic of Korea on November 23, 1950. In 1956, he was elected vice president. After Syngman Rhee’s government was ousted by a student-led pro-democracy uprising, he was appointed prime minister of the Second Republic in 1960. At the time of the Second Republic, Korea had a parliamentary government with a prime minister. [1]Although a president existed, Chang Myon functioned as the head of the government. Chang Myon’s government ended when Park Chung-hee led a successful coup, which ended the Second Republic.

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 9 2009 12:40 PM
    * Updated: Tue, Feb 10 2009 11:49 PM

JOBIT: Lamperti, Paul [MC1959]


Mr. Paul Lamperti
As originally published on Friday, February 6, 2009.

Mr. Paul Lamperti, 74, of Damascus, died of pancreatic cancer, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009.

Mr. Lamperti was a retired government physicist who spent his entire 43-year career at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. During the first part of his career, which began in 1960 at the then National Bureau of Standards, Mr. Lamperti developed the low-energy X-ray measurement standard for the U.S. In the latter part of the 1960s, Mr. Lamperti traveled to Paris, France, in order to compare the U.S. standard with those of other national labs. That the standards were in excellent agreement was a significant achievement. Another notable achievement is that the technology developed from this standard is now being applied to develop the U.S. measurement standard for brachytherapy in the treatment of breast cancer.

Later in his career, Mr. Lamperti’s work led to the establishment of U.S. measurement standards for iodine-125 and paladium-103 seeds, both used in brachytherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. After an FDA ruling that all radiation seed manufacturers test their products against the national standard, Mr. Lamperti was responsible for testing all radiation seeds that were sold in the U.S.

Throughout his entire career, Mr. Lamperti was also responsible for calibrating radiation measurement tools and transferring the standard to labs throughout the U.S.

Mr. Lamperti was the first member of his family to graduate from college, earning his B.S. in physics from Manhattan College in Bronx, N.Y., in 1959. Immediately after graduation, he spent six months at General Atomic in San Diego, Calif., before beginning his government career. He often noted that his most rewarding pastime was refinishing furniture.

Mr. Lamperti is survived by his wife of 51 years, Camille; two daughters, Deborah Lamperti and Suzanne Osborne; two brothers, Daniel and Albert; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 E. Ridgeville Blvd., Mount Airy. A memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9240 Damascus Road, Damascus. Burial will be Monday, Feb. 9, in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kline Hospice House, 7000 Kimmel Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.StaufferFuneralHome.com

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Born: October 03, 1934

Died: February 04, 2009

Services: A memorial mass will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9240 Damascus Road, Damascus, Maryland on Saturday, Feb 7 at 11am. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York on Monday, Feb 9.

Visitation: Visitation will be held at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 E. Ridgeville Blvd, Mt. Airy, Maryland on Friday, Feb 6 from 2-4 and 7-9.

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Lamperti, Paul [MC1959]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/bxytrg

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 9 2009 7:28 PM
    * Updated: Tue, Feb 10 2009 11:49 PM

JObit: Boyle, Charles F. Sr. [MC1958]


Charles F. Boyle Sr.

BOYLE Charles F. Sr., 77, of New Milford, NJ passed into eternal life on February 9, 2009 at his residence. Charles graduated from Manhattan College, receiving a B.A. He was a sales representative with McKesson Pharmaceutical in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, before retiring. He was also a member of the Elks of New Milford. Beloved husband of the late Carol M. Dear son of the late Charles A. and Viola Devoted father of Brian and his wife Katie, Kevin and his wife Nora, Charles and his wife Lauren, Kenny and his wife Kim, Billy, Beth, Sharon, Craig, Chris and his wife Chrystyne . Cherished grandfather of twelve. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Boulevard Funeral Home, 1151 River Road, New Milford, NJ on Friday, February 13, 2009 at 8:30am. A funeral mass will be offered at Ascension R.C. Church at 9:30am. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Milford, Connecticut. Friends may visit on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm.

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Boyle, Charles F. Sr. [MC????]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/bxmfw4

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Dear John,

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

   May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Boyle, Charles F. Sr. [MC1958]  

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 10 2009 7:40 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Feb 11 2009 6:04 AM

JObit: Caputi, Albert V. [MC????]


Albert V. Caputi

CAPUTI - Albert V., 86, of Huntington, WV previously of Huntington, New York, died February 7, 2009. He was born June 5, 1922 in New York City, NY, a son of the late Daniel Caputi and Margaret Feis Caputi. Albert attended St. John’s Prep, Manhattan College, and was a graduate of St. John’s University Law School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and received a Purple Heart for injuries he received during the Battle of the Bulge. Albert married Ann Elizabeth Hennessey on April 24, 1948 and celebrated their 60th Anniversary last year. Albert was a member of St. Peter Claver Church in Huntington, WV, St. Patrick Church in Huntington, NY for 40 years and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Centerport, NY. He was Advocate of K of C #468 for over 40 years and also 4th Degree for over 50 years. He was also a former justice of B.P.O. Elks #1565 where he was a member for 40 years. Albert is also preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine M. Caputi; a son William J. Caputi and two sisters Marie Caputi and Eugenia (Caputi) Tirico (Anthony). He is survived by three children Elizabeth A. Hoffman (James) of Huntington, WV, Thomas J. Caputi of Huntington, WV, and Marianne LaRocca (Dr. Joseph) of Asheboro, NC; three grandchildren John A. Caputi (Priscilla), Jessica C. Murphy (Brendan) and Erica M. Suding (James); three great-grandchildren McKenzie E. Murphy, Emma G. Murphy and Giovanna Caputi; one brother Robert R. Caputi (Elizabeth) and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Liturgy will be held 10:00am Thursday, February 12, 2009 at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Centerport, NY by Rev. Msgr. T. Peter Ryan. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at M.A. Connell Funeral Home in Huntington Station, NY from 2 to 5pm and 7 to 9pm. www.klingelcarpenter.com.

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Caputi, Albert V. [MC????]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/bsb7yq

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 10 2009 7:45 AM
    * Updated: Tue, Feb 10 2009 11:49 PM

JFound: Cooley, James [MC1949] From Wikipedia

Cooley, James [MC1949]


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dr. James Cooley (born 1926) is an American mathematician. James William Cooley received a B.A. degree in 1949 from Manhattan College, Bronx, NY, an M.A. degree in 1951 from Columbia University, New York, NY, and a Ph.D. degree in 1961 in applied mathematics from Columbia University. He was a programmer on John von Neumann’s computer at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, from 1953 to 1956. He worked on quantum mechanical computations at the Courant Institute, New York University, from 1956 to 1962, when he joined the Research Staff at the IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. Upon retirement from IBM in 1991, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, where he served on the faculty of the computer engineering program.

His most significant contribution to the world of mathematics and digital signal processing is the Fast Fourier transform, which he co-developed with John Tukey (see Cooley-Tukey FFT algorithm) while working for the research division of IBM in 1965.

The motivation for it was provided by Dr. Richard L. Garwin at IBM Watson Research who was concerned about verifying a Nuclear arms treaty with the Soviet Union for the SALT talks. Garwin thought that if he had a very much faster Fourier Transform he could plant sensors in the ground in countries surrounding the Soviet Union. He suggested the idea of how Fourier transforms could be programmed to be much faster to both Cooley and Tukey. They did the work, the sensors were planted, and he was able to locate nuclear explosions to within 15 kilometers of where they were occurring.

J.W. Cooley was a member of the Digital Signal Processing Committee of the IEEE, and was later awarded a fellowship of IEEE for his work on FFT. In 2002 he received the IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal. He considerably contributed to the establishing of terminology in digital signal processing.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 10 2009 12:48 PM
    * Updated: Tue, Feb 10 2009 11:49 PM

JNews: Coleman, Robert O. [MC1983] 


RBP Chemical Technology Appoints Managing Director - Asia

Source: RBP Chemical Technology, 2009-Feb-10

RBP Chemical Technology Inc has named Robert O. Coleman as Managing Director-Asa. In this capacity Coleman directs the manufacturing and sales activities of RBP Technology ( India ) Pvt., Ltd., the company’s wholly owned chemical blending facility near Mumbai. In addition, Coleman coordinates RBP relationships with its Asian manufacturing and distribution partners.

In making the announcement, RBP President Mark Kannenberg said “Rob Coleman has successfully managed the sales of RBP chemicals to the Asian electronics industry for more than five years. With the addition of our manufacturing plant in India and the introduction of RBP chemicals for the Indian printing industry, RBP business has grown in volume and complexity. We now need a person with Rob Coleman’s capabilities directing our efforts, as well as those of our business partners throughout Asia .”

With more than 25 years experience in the PCB industry, Rob Coleman joined RBP in 2003 as Director of Sales and Marketing-Electronics. Prior to joining RBP, he held technical sales and management positions with MacDermid, National Technology, and Hamlet & Smith. Coleman holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University . He is based in the Chicago area.

Founded in 1954, RBP Chemical Technology is a global supplier of proprietary chemicals and delivery devices for the printing, publishing, newspaper, and printed circuit board manufacturing industries.

RBP Chemical Technology products are manufactured in a 48,000 square foot plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; in a wholly owned blending facility near Mumbai, India; by approved blenders in the US, South Korea and Thailand; and by a licensee in Finland. RBP Chemical Technology is ISO 9001:2000 certified. RBP products are sold and serviced by factory-trained sales and service representatives and distributors in North America, Asia, and Europe .

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Coleman, Robert O. [MC????]

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Dear John,

    I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1983.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Coleman, Robert O. [MC1983]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 10 2009 11:20 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Feb 11 2009 8:46 PM

JNews: Riverso, Milo E. [MC1981] appointed STV new president {UPDATED}


STV appoints new president
February 10, 2009
Building Design and Construction

Milo E. Riverso, PhD, PE, (48) was appointed president of STV, a leading architectural, engineering, planning and construction management firm. In this new position, STV’s four operating divisions–Buildings and Facilities, Construction Management, Specialty Practices, and, Transportation and Infrastructure–will report to Riverso. Riverso will report directly to Dominick M. Servedio, PE, chairman and CEO of STV.

Riverso joined STV in April 2005 as senior vice president of STV Construction Inc. and, later that year, named its COO. He was promoted to STV executive vice president in 2006. Under his leadership, STV’s CM practice doubled in size, improved in profitability and expanded its range of services, which in turn resulted in larger and more complex projects being awarded to the firm.

“In his years with STV, Milo has proven to be a true leader who fits our culture,” Servedio said. “His industry knowledge is substantial, gained through more than two decades of nationwide design and construction management experience.”

Prior to joining STV, Riverso served in executive management positions at a number of construction management firms. He was also formerly the president and CEO of the New York City School Construction Authority, where he directed the planning, design and construction of capital improvement and new construction of New York City’s 1,199 public schools, which serve more than one million students.

Riverso earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College, and master’s and doctorate degrees from Purdue University. A registered professional engineer in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, he is a member of numerous professional organizations such as the New York Building Foundation Board of Governors, Chairman of the Board of the New York Chapter of ACE, Chairman of the Board of The Regional Alliance, Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers and the Urban Land Institute.

STV, which is 100% employee owned, has more than 1,600 employees in 30 offices. The firm is a leader in providing construction management, engineering, architectural, planning, and environmental services for transportation systems, infrastructure, buildings, and other facilities.

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Riverso, Milo E. [MC????]

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Dear John,

    I believe that Milo is a member of the Class of 1981.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Riverso, Milo E. [MC1981]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 10 2009 11:25 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Feb 11 2009 8:46 PM

JFound: Denning, Peter J. [MC1964] From Wikipedia

Denning, Peter J. [MC1964]


Peter J. Denning
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(By Louis Fabian Bachrach)

Born January 6, 1942 (1942-01-06) (age 67)
New York, USA
Residence Salinas, California
Citizenship USA
Fields Computer Scientist
Institutions Princeton University
Purdue University
NASA-Ames Research Center
George Mason University
Naval Postgraduate School
Alma mater MIT (PhD 1968)
Manhattan College (BEE 1964)
Doctoral advisor Jack B. Dennis

Peter J. Denning (1942) is an American computer scientist, and prolific writer. He is best known for inventing the working-set model for program behavior, which defeated thrashing in operating systems and became the reference standard for all memory management policies. He is also known for his works on principles of operating systems, operational analysis of queueing network systems, design and implementation of CSNET, ACM digital library, and codifying the fundamental principles of computing.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 11 2009 1:38 PM

JNews: Vitiello, Vincent G. [MC1979]


Montpelier, Vermont - February 11, 2009 – Mehran Assadi, president and chief executive officer of National Life Group, has announced the appointment of Vincent G. Vitiello as chief marketing officer for National Life.

“I am very excited to have Vince join our team,” said Assadi. “He is a seasoned executive who is highly regarded throughout the industry. He brings to us nearly 30 years of distribution and marketing experience in two multi-national companies.”

“In his career Vince has been responsible for most every aspect of the life and annuity business, leading highly successful efforts in marketing, branding, distribution, recruitment and new product development,” said Assadi.

At National Life Group Vitiello will oversee the company’s career and independent distribution channels as well as all marketing. National Life Group, based in Montpelier, Vt., is a diversified family of financial service companies that has successfully forged a strong identity as a product innovator.

Vitiello comes to National Life from Allianz of America, where he served as chief business development officer and chief marketing officer. Allianz of America is a holding company that oversees Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.

Before joining Allianz Life in 2004, Vitiello was a senior vice president at MetLife, where he held senior marketing and sales roles.

Vitiello is considered a leading authority in the financial services industry on marketing to the African-American, Hispanic and Asian market segments. He has been honored by the Chinese American Insurance Association and the Korean American Insurance Association.

Vitiello is a Director of The INN, a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island through a network of soup kitchens, emergency shelters and a long-term housing program.

Vitiello graduated from Manhattan College and obtained his MBA from Pace University in New York City.

About National Life Group

National Life Group is a diversified family of financial service companies that has successfully forged a strong identity as a product innovator. Companies in the group offer a comprehensive portfolio of life insurance, annuity and investment* products to help individuals, families and businesses pursue their financial goals.

National Life, a Fortune 1000 company, serves more than 700,000 customers. With 2007 revenue of $1.4 billion and net income of $109 million, members of National Life Group employ roughly 900 employees, with most located at its home office in Montpelier, Vt. Group companies also maintain offices in Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Boston and Wayne, PA.

The Group is made up of its flagship company, National Life Insurance Company, founded in Montpelier, Vermont in 1848; Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Dallas, Texas, and Sentinel Investments, Equity Services, Inc. and National Retirement Plan Advisors, all located in Montpelier.

*Securities are offered solely through Registered Representative of Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, One National Life Drive, Montpelier, Vermont 05604, 802.229.3900. All companies referenced are affiliated.

National Life Group® is a trade name representing various affiliates, which offer a variety of financial service products. Sentinel Investments is the unifying brand name for Sentinel Financial Services Company, Sentinel Asset Management, Inc., and Sentinel Administrative Services, Inc. Sentinel Funds are distributed by Sentinel Financial Services Company, One National Life Drive, Montpelier, Vermont 05604, 800.233.4332.

Contact: Chris Graff 802-229-3882 National Life Group Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

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Vitiello, Vincent G. [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Vincent is a member of the Class of 1979.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Vitiello, Vincent G. [MC1979]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 11 2009 2:42 PM
    * Updated: Fri, Feb 13 2009 1:14 AM

JFound: Dackow, Jonathan [MC2004]


Mission: Graduates change the world
By: Natalie Schutz
Posted: 2/11/09

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Today’s young adults stood by as the World Trade Center arose in flames, a massive tsunami demolished Asia and hurricanes left many Americans homeless. Views such as this have led several to serve during college or after graduation in order to impact the people they’ve watch suffer throughout their adolescence.

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Norusis is not alone in her love of service. University Ministry graduate assistant, Jonathan Dackow, served in a post-graduation service program, called Lasallian Volunteers for three years before making his way to Lewis. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, in 2005 3.3 million college students volunteered, compared to 2.7 million in 2002.

Dackow agreed. “[Volunteering] let me explore more about my faith,” he said. Part of Dackow’s service experience included daily prayer. “Especially during my first year (of volunteering), I found evening prayer just to be so useful to just calm down from the day,” he said.

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“A lot of people think they’re giving up a year or two,” explained Dackow, about service commitments. Yet, he felt that his experience as a Lasallian Volunteer was so enriching that it was not a step aside, but rather “it’s a step forward,” he said.

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Dackow suggests going through the application process if contemplating service. He said this process helps resolve the many questions that students often have on their minds. The student just needs to decide if they’re going to send the application or not.

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For Dackow, the idea of service was always on his mind. When he was about to graduate college, he questioned, “What am I going to do?” He thought about the Peace Corps, but Lasallian Volunteers stuck in his head because of the familiarity he felt with the his own Lasallian campus at Manhattan College.

“It felt like a very safe way to get into it,” Dackow said. “It was a good way of starting my adult life.”

Through Lasallian Volunteers, Dackow was able to see other parts of the country besides his native New York, get his first real job, and do what the program’s motto states: change the world. “It sorta gave me direction of what I wanted to do,” he said.

According to Lasallian Volunteers’ Web site, “The Lasallian Volunteer Program […] of the De LaSalle Christian Brothers provides dedicated, well-trained volunteers for one or more years of service to schools and agencies of the Brothers whose mission is to serve the poor.”

Through Lasallian volunteers Dackow now has a “packed resume.” He had the opportunity to live in Portland, Ore. and Manhattan.

At De LaSalle North Catholic High School in Portland, Dackow was the primary driver to transport students in the corporate internship program. He also co-taught two art classes. “Some days it’s harder than others, but as the whole, you know that the students are getting something out of it,” Dackow said.

At the LaSalle Academy in Manhattan, he co-coordinated an academic support center, much like Lewis’ Leckone Academic Resource Center. “Some of the best times that I really enjoyed is when we’re not just helping them (students) with the academics, it’s some of the life issues they bring up because we’re not in a regular classroom, they can feel a little more comfortable asking more personal questions,” he said.

Dackow names the communities that he lived in on of the best aspects of the Lasallian Volunteers program. “[They offered] strengthening support,” he said. “It was sort of like living with a family. We had that common service connection.”

If Dackow had any trouble with the students, he recalled going home where over 100 years of teaching experience from the Christians Brothers sat with him at the dinner table.

Now Dackow continues to serve the Lasallian community as a graduate assistant in University Ministry as he pursues his master’s in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Student Services. “This (service) has made me a much better student,” Dackow said, since he now knows what it’s like to be on the other side of the desk.

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For more information on long-term missions, students can contact Jonathan Dackow in University Ministry or visit Web sites such as christianvolunteering.org and idealist.org.

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Dackow, Jonathan [MC????]

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[JR: Mike and Grace report 2004. Thanks team.]

Dackow, Jonathan [MC2004]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 11 2009 3:05 PM
    * Updated: Fri, Feb 13 2009 1:14 AM

JObit: Holder, George Hughes [MC1937]


George Hughes Holder

George Hughes Holder, patriarch, businessman, and philanthropist, passed away on February 8, 2009, at his home in New Cumberland, with his devoted wife and family members at his side. He was 93.

George was born on August 22, 1915, in Detroit, MI, to George A.B. and Mary Hughes Holder. He grew up in Tarrytown, NY, and graduated from Manhattan Preparatory School and Manhattan College in New York City in 1937 where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration. In 1939, he graduated with a M.S. in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Harvard University.

During WWII, George enlisted in the United States Army and served as an Operations Officer, achieving the rank of Major. For two years he headed an Army trucking company in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He participated in the Lingayen Gulf invasion and campaigns in New Guinea and in Luzon, The Philippines. During his 40 months of military service, he was awarded the American Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, Philippine Liberation, and American Defense Victory medals.

After the war, George returned to Harrisburg, where he resumed his career at Hershey Creamery Company and in 1949 was named its Vice President. The previous year, George married Mary Katherine Shaull of Mechanicsburg. The couple eventually settled in nearby New Cumberland, where they raised eight children and were devout members and benefactors of St. Theresa Catholic Church.

In 1966, George became President and Chairman of the Board of Hershey Creamery. He employed hundreds of workers - including several of his children and grandchildren, who today run the company - at its plant in Harrisburg and at several out-of-state branches. During his decades of stalwart leadership, George grew the business from that of a small, mid-Atlantic ice cream brand to what is today a mid-size corporation selling Hershey’s Ice Cream to 26 states east of the Mississippi.

Along with being a passionate family man and business executive, George’s focal point in life was his Catholic faith. He gave generously to many Catholic organizations including Holy Spirit Hospital, the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Bishop McDevitt High School, St. Theresa’s Parish and School, and Trinity High School both of which his children attended. In further support of Catholic education, George helped found and was trustee of the Ray Tyo King St. Ferdinand Scholarship Foundation, which awards scholarships to students who wished to pursue a higher Catholic education. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Sleepy Hollow Bank, Tarrytown, New York.

In 2007, in recognition of extraordinary service and commitment to the Catholic Church, George and his wife, Mary, were awarded the Pontifical Honor of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Harrisburg.

George Holder was a complex and dynamic man - brilliant but rarely boastful, introverted yet charismatic, fun-loving as well as focused and determined. In George’s later years, a good friend and prominent physician once remarked that “George has forgotten more than I ever learned.” He remained astute and knowledgeable until the final weeks of his life.

George is survived by his wife, Mary Shaull Holder, and his eight children: George Hugh and wife Carol of Mechanicsburg; Walter and wife Kathleen of Camp Hill; Mary Theresa (Missy) and husband Thomas Holtzman of Camp Hill; Thomas and wife Robyn of Camp Hill; Maureen and husband Thomas Ryan of Mechanicsburg; Mariclare and husband Gary Lombard of Houston, Texas; Mary Christine Holder of New York City, NY; and Mary Katherine Holder of Tucson, AZ. He is also survived by his eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild: Cristina and husband Brian Maguire; Elizabeth and husband Zachary Waite and their daughter Makayla; Thomas, Michael, Mary Katharine, and James Holder; Matthew, Maggie, and Timothy Ryan; and Nicholas and Bryan Lombard.

The Holder family wishes to thank their loving companion, Debra Dolbec and the extraordinary caregivers who cared for George at the end of his life. Their hard work and loving compassion were a great comfort to George and his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Thursday February 12, 2009 in St. Theresa Catholic Church, New Cumberland with William Cardinal Keeler, the Rev. Msgr. Vincent J. Smith and the Rev. J. Michael McFadden, his Pastor concelebrating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6-8 pm Wednesday in Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1303 Bridge St. New Cumberland. Respectfully, the Holder family requests a private burial and committal service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Upper Allen Twp.

Memorial contributions may be made to either St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1300 Bridge St. New Cumberland, PA 17070; Holy Spirit Hospital, 503 N. 21st Street Camp Hill, PA 17011; Trinity High School, 3601 Simpson Ferry Road Camp Hill, PA 17011; or Pinnacle Health Hospice, 2645 North Third Street, Suite 300 Harrisburg, PA 17110-2037.

To send messages of condolence to the Holder Family or for driving directions, please visit www.parthemore.com.

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Holder, George Hughes [MC1937]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/bojsgz

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 12 2009 8:31 AM

JFound: Donahue, Thomas R. [MC1949] From Wikipedia

Donahue, Thomas R. [MC1949]


Thomas R. Donahue
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thomas Reilly Donahue (born September 4, 1928) was Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO from 1979 to 1995 and served briefly as its acting President during the second half of 1995.

Born and raised in New York City, after receiving his undergraduate degree at Manhattan College he became a business agent for the New York local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), during which time it became one of the most powerful unions in the city of New York. In 1963 he became assistant to the President of the national SEIU and then served as Assistant Secretary of Labor during the last two years of the Johnson Administration. From 1969 to 1973 he served as Executive Secretary of SEIU and became executive assistant to the president of the AFL-CIO, George Meany, in 1973.

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Donahue, Thomas R. [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1949 and was a former member on the Manhattan College Board of Trustees.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Donahue, Thomas R. [MC1949]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 12 2009 1:42 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Feb 14 2009 9:54 AM

JFound: Feinstein, David (MC1970)

Feinstein, David (MC1970)
CEO, Partner
Personal Best International

David L. Feinstein, noted business coach and home business entrepreneur, is the author of various and many articles that help to empower individuals. To get the real innovative marketing knowledge and training, so you can be at the cutting edge of using technology to build your internet network marketing business correctly, visit: http://www.BuildingDynamicFutures.com and if you would like our Free Newsletter, head on over to: http://www.annanddavidfeinstein.com/newsletter.html.

political views a-political
religious views too many to list
hometown Yardley PA
relationship status Married
activities love to write so this will definitely be a fun learning experience for me personally…and I’m hoping that it will be “good for you too”! I’m personally a fun person who loves networking with people and I love to write and read…
interests writing, coaching, training, meeting new people, traveling, horse riding, exercising
music Emma Shapplin, Mylene Farmer, Rod Stewart, Tom Jonies
tv shows / movies I love Miami CSI and the new spin-off from Grey’s Anatomy called Private Practice.
books Think and Grow Rich, As A Man Thinketh, The Donald Trump Story

Professional Experience
CEO, Partner
Personal Best International
1980 - Present
Together with my wife Ann, we are network marketing professionals and home-based-business entrepreneurs for over 20 years.

Manhattan College
BS, Accounting, Business Mgmt, 1970

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 12 2009 8:57 PM

MFound: Some folks going to the game. Jaspers?



Going to the manhattan college bball game with my geeky family as we r all in manhattan hoodies all different colors to!

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TWITTER: jasperjottings

[JR: We'll follow any Jasper. Please rat out your fellow alums?]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 12 2009 9:19 PM

JFound: Kinnally, Father Robert M. [MC1982?] Sacred Heart U Sunday 3/8



For Immediate Release
February 2, 2009

Sponsored by Fairfield County CAPP and SHU’s Farrington School of Education

Fairfield, Connecticut – Educators from across Fairfield County are invited to explore “Catholic Social Teaching: A Class Act” during a Communion Breakfast at Sacred Heart University on Sunday, March 8. The special presentation will explore the principles of Catholic social teaching and their relevance to teachers at all levels, from K-12 and in higher education. Attendees will come away from the event with practical information that can be used to spread the understanding of Catholic social thought in an educational setting.

The special event will begin at 9 A.M. with the celebration of Mass in University Commons by Father Richard Ryscavage, S.J., and Father Robert M. Kinnally, followed by a presentation by Father Kinnally. It is sponsored by Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice of Fairfield County and the University’s Isabelle Farrington School of Education.

Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, who is the ecclesiastical counselor for CAPP, urged widespread attendance by all educators who are Catholic, citing its critical importance for the Church and the nation. “When Pope Benedict spoke to Catholic educators in Washington last April, he called their vocation ‘integral; to the mission of the Church’: one that encouraged ‘a life of Christian witness nurtured and strengthened within the community of Our Lord’s disciples, the Church.’

“We are blessed to have so many faithful educators in the Diocese of Bridgeport. With our students’ parents, they are ensuring that the timeless message of the Gospel is transmitted to a new generation. One of the great riches of our tradition is its deep commitment to Catholic social teaching, an engagement in the world that is too little known and appreciated by others and even, too often, by the faithful themselves. This first annual Communion Breakfast will enrich all those who attend and allow them to share this powerful message with their students and colleagues.”

The parochial vicar of St. Pius X Parish in Fairfield, Father Kinnally had a long and distinguished career in education before entering the seminary. A graduate of Manhattan College and New York University, he received his theological education at the Catholic University of America. His 20-year career began as an educator by teaching special education at Elizabeth Seton College, now Iona, and he was an admissions counselor at several schools including Pace University and Sarah Lawrence College. Father Kinnally was Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Stanford University in California. He is a trustee at Sacred Heart University.

Centesimus Annus, of which Father Ryscavage is Fairfield County chaplain, was founded in 1993 to encourage business people, academics and other professionals to study and promote Catholic social teaching. It is named for John Paul’s own encyclical of the same name that marked the 100th anniversary o f the landmark papal document on social responsibility, Rerum Novarum. The Diocese of Bridgeport is one of three pioneering dioceses in the United States to establish a chapter.

The Isabelle Farrington School of Education is the largest independent educator of teachers and administrators in the state, and it annually recommends about 300 students for certification. A part of the University’s College of Education and Health Professions, the School sponsors a vigorous internship program for students who are completing their initial certification after they have completed their bachelor’s degree; it places more than 200 interns in schools each year.

The Communion Breakfast is open to the public. Tickets are $30 per person and $250 for a table of 10. Since seating is limited, early registration is encouraged. To register, click here or contact Terri Phillips at 203-365-4802 or at phillipst@sacredheart.edu.

For additional information about Centesimus Annus Pro-Pontifice (CAPP), visit www.capp-usa.org.

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Kinnally, Father Robert M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I have a Robert M. Kinnally in the Class of 1982 but I am not sure this is Father.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I'll put a question mark.]

Kinnally, Father Robert M. [MC1982?]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 12 2009 9:27 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Feb 14 2009 9:54 AM

MFound: MC is in Bonxville?


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Several colleges and universities are named after cities other than the one where they are located (typically because they moved within the same metropolitan area):

{Extraneous Deleted}

   * Manhattan College is located not in Manhattan but rather in Bronxville, New York (a town whose name is itself something of a misnomer because it is not part of The Bronx).

   * Manhattanville College is located in Purchase, New York (not far from Bronxville) and not in the Manhattanville neighborhood in Manhattan.

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[JR: And no way to correct it!]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 12 2009 9:39 PM

JEmail: Obit for Cipolla, Andrew J. Jr [MC1958]

From: “McEneney, Mike (MC1953)”
Date: February 12, 2009 11:23:35 PM EST
To: “Jasperfjohn Reinke”
Subject: Andrew J. Cipolla, ‘58 RIP

Dear John,

The February 12th Edition of CATHOLIC NEW YORK has an obituary on page 34 for Andrew J. Cipolla, Jr, of the class of 1958.

   “Andrew J. Cipolla, Jr., a teacher and coach for 32 years at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, died Jan. 27. He was 80.

   He taught physical education and health at Spellman from 1962 until his retirement in 1994. He also was a successful and popular football, baseball and basketball coach there. He was inducted into Spellman’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.

   Mr Cipolla was a longtime CYO coach and athletic official in Westchester County. In 1967 he received an award from archdiocesan CYO at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for his outstanding service to the youth of Westchester County.

   He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

   A lifelong Yonkers resident, he held a bachelor’s degree in education from Manhattan College and a master’s in education from Hunter College.

   He is survived by Mildred (Morton) Cipolla, his wife of 44 years; their children, Andrew J. III, John, Beth Bernardone and Donna Perrotta; and his sister Mildred Cipolla.

   A funeral Mass was offered Jan 31 at St. Anthony’s Church, Nepera Park, Yonkers. Burial was in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Nanuet.”

He was well liked at Spellman over the years.

May He Rest In Peace.


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[JR: Sad news. 44 years married; 32 years a teacher. The Jasper pattern. Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. As we've mentioned before, we need those eyes to "find" things.]

Cipolla, Andrew J. Jr [MC1958]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 13 2009 3:38 AM

JEmail: Straub, Robert (MC1982) reconnects

From: “Robert M. Straub (MC1982)”
Date: February 12, 2009 10:02:13 PM EST
To: “reinke, fjohn68″ 
Subject: Re: APPROVE — rmstraub  wants to join ManhattanCollegeAlumni


I graduated in 1982. In the past I was subscribed to the Jasper Jottings newsletter from my previous email address: {Privacy Shield Invoked}.

Robert Straub

[JR: Welcome back. Need all the readers I can get.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 13 2009 3:46 AM

JEmail: Looking for five ‘68-ers from Incarnation

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John, I have absolutely no clue what I’m doing. E-mail me if you would with a valid address. I need to know how difficult it would be to track down at least five ‘68 Manhattan grads who went to Incarnation with me. I is on the 50th anniversary committee. God help them. Steve

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Hi Steve: Depends upon if they are “findable”. I don’t track “High School”, but I have records on about 6k of Jaspers. So who are you looking for? And, what is your plan? You do have a plan. Don’t you? :-) pf-Reinke-nstein

n.b.: I have many good email addresses. I work email in priority order and this is one of my highest priority ones.

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Plans are a dime a dozen, I have lots of dimes.

So Far,

Francis Burke

John Marren

James Murray

William Maloney

William Kampo

Andrew J. Torres

Thanks, Steve

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[JR: Naturally I have nothing on any of these. I suspect that one MIGHT be deceased. Can the readership help me out here and make me look like I am better than I really am?]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 13 2009 3:57 AM

MFound: Gagliano (MCxCoach) honored at New Balance


Ex-Oregon Track Club coach Gagliano honored at New Balance
by Dominic Bonvissuto, Special to The Oregonian
Saturday February 07, 2009, 1:41 PM

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Frank Gagliano’s career came full circle Saturday in New York.

The renowned track coach, who most recently headed the Oregon Track Club in Eugene, was honored with the annual coaching award at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. The event took place at The Armory Track and Field Center in Manhattan, about nine miles from where Gagliano grew up on East 238th Street in the Bronx.

“Gags,” as he is known, began coaching track in 1960 at Roselle Catholic in New Jersey. His coaching career has included stops at Manhattan College, Rutgers, Georgetown and the Nike Farm Team in Palo Alto, Calif. In 48 years, Gagliano has coached 140 all-Americans and 12 Olympians.

– Dominic Bonvissuto, Special to The Oregonian

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 13 2009 4:34 AM

JFound: McNew, Wendy [MC2005] Newswatch 16’s Pocono Newsroom


McNew, Wendy [MC2005]

Wendy McNew

Hi! My name is Wendy McNew and I am the latest addition to Newswatch 16’s Pocono Newsroom. I am not your typical reporter. I am WNEP’s first ever one-man-band news reporter. Which means I shoot, edit and report all of my stories. Don’t be surprised if you see me around town with a camera in hand. I love journalism and I love photography and I can’t wait to see all that the Poconos have to offer.

After growing up in Houston and then moving to Philadelphia in high school I headed to New York City to pursue my dream of broadcast journalism at Manhattan College. While there, I interned at WABC’s Investigative Unit and worked as a student reporter for NYIT’s Long Island News Tonight cable newscast.

My career has taken me to some pretty interesting places, starting all the way in Montana as the state capitol reporter for Montana’s News Station. I then headed to the beaches of Savannah, GA where I flew in Black Hawk helicopters and road around in tanks as WJCL’s military reporter. Now I am excited to call the Poconos my new home and join the Newswatch 16 family.

When I am not at work you will find me in the kitchen attempting to be the next Top Chef, being a bookworm at a local bookstore or rooting for the Eagles with my friend and co-reporter Trish Hartman.

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McNew, Wendy [MC2005]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 13 2009 9:50 AM

JFound: Fahey, John M. Jr. [MC1973] From Wikipedia

Fahey, John M. Jr. [MC1973]


John M. Fahey, Jr.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John M. Fahey, Jr. became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Geographic Society in 1998, succeeding Reg Murphy. Fahey also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees, as well as Chairman of its executive committee.

Fahey received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Manhattan College and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He was previously president of Time-Life Books.

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Fahey, John M. Jr. [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1973.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Fahey, John M. Jr. [MC1973]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 13 2009 1:50 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Feb 14 2009 11:33 PM

MFound: First inter-collegiate lacrosse game?


Lacrosse is not new to New York City. The first college game is believed to have taken place in New York City in 1877; it pitted NYU against Manhattan College.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 13 2009 8:50 PM

JFound: Retire Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP] number?
A singular honor; great suggestion.


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a GREAT story after all these years!!!



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Yes it is a great story.

You know what else would be great? If Manhattan College retired Junius Kellogg’s number and hoisted it up to the rafters of Draddy Gym. They don’t have to do this for anyone else, ever.

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[JR: This is a great idea! It should have been done already. I can’t envision anyone who personifies MC’s image. I always thought “retiring numbers” was an overdone attempt at cheap publicity. In this case, retiring a single number is definitely appropriate. Maybe the soon to retire Brother President should do it as his last act as President. A permanent stamp of the Jasper image.]

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Athanasidy, Patrice Liquori (MC1988) and I exchanged FACEBOOK comments:

Patrice Liquori Athanasidy at 1:30pm February 14

Mr. Kellogg was a Jasper his entire life as well. He supported students and the college. It would be a wonderful way for the College to show what a Jasper is.

FJohn Reinke at 1:44pm February 14

I'll mention it to Brother President when I see him next month.

Patrice Liquori Athanasidy at 1:51pm February 14

Maybe if more Jaspers comment on this you will have some good data for him.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Feb 14 2009 12:48 PM

JUpdate: Giannone, Julie (MC2005)


Giannone, Julie (MC2005)
National Account District Manager at Husqvarna Outdoor Products
Greater San Diego Area

Manhattan College
B.S., Marketing/Business Administration
2001 – 2005

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    * Posted on: Sat, Feb 14 2009 2:05 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) applaudes
Chan, Catherine [MC2011] and the Jasper Women Swimmers

From: “McEneney, Mike (MC1953)”
Date: February 15, 2009 1:09:44 AM EST
To: “Jasperfjohn Reinke”
Subject: Five Lady Jasper Swimmers Named to MAAC Women’s and Diving All-Academic Team

Dear John,

   I thought this might be worth reporting in JJ, Full disclosure: Catherine Chan is my grand daughter!



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Chan, Catherine [MC2011]

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Five Lady Jasper Swimmers Named to MAAC Women’s and Diving All-Academic Team
Release: 02/12/2009

Lady Jasper Megan O’Keefe Was Named To the MAAC All-Academic Team

Riverdale, N.Y. — Five members of the Manhattan College women’s swim team have been named to the 2009 MAAC Women’s Swimming and Diving All-Academic Team, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced today.

The Lady Jaspers honored were: Catherine Chan, a junior philosophy major from Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; Emily Desjarlais, a sophomore psychology major from Watertown, N.Y.; Kayla Hutzler, a sophomore communications major from Miller Place, N.Y.; Anne Mohan, a senior chemical engineering major from Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Megan O’Keefe, a senior communication major from Pearl River, N.Y.

To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale.

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[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. One has to imagine that your genes give her her good "breath". :-) Always nice to embarrass one's grandchildren with extra attention and the spotlight. It's a grandparents' job. And, of course, kudos and contrats to the Jasper Women on their accomplishments. I'm never adverse to an excuse to celebrate achievements. The sports haters will just have to let this slide. Nice to see the Jasper generations.]

Chan, Catherine [MC2011]

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Comment on JFound: Pub by Mendola, Magdalena E. [MC????] + Carbonaro, Richard F. (MC1997) 

By Carbonaro, Richard F. (MC1997)

I could send you a pre-print! But seriously, amazing job with this site. You are either really efficient at finding MC-centric info, or have too much free time :) . I’ve been using Blogger to update my website… maybe you caught the RSS feed? I’ve been using RSS to also update my Facebook Notes page. As a self-proclaimed “IT Guy,” I figured you could relate!

[JR: Probably too much free time. Just wait until I fully retire! Then, I'll have time to really dig out all those hiding Jaspers. ROFL!]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 8 2009 10:09 PM

ENDNOTE: Catholic Schools get “captured”!


February 09, 2009

If this doesn’t make you sick…….

Posted by James Ostrowski at February 9, 2009 04:28 PM

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   Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Bishop Nicholas A. DiMarzio of the Diocese of Brooklyn unveiled a proposal on Saturday to convert four Roman Catholic schools singled out for closing into public charter schools, an 11th-hour lifeline meant to preserve the education provided in the buildings and stave off potential overcrowding in city schools.

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The city would lease the buildings from the diocese, but religious instruction would be banned and religious symbols in the buildings would be covered.

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[JR: This is nuts. And "Catholics" don't see it? Secular Progressives have destroyed religion in America. And, they have the audacity to move into the same buildings! Doesn't this enrage anyone else?]

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"Bon courage a vous tous"

"Dona Nobis Pacem"