JASPER JOTTINGS Week 40 - 2011 October 02     

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



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Sep 25, 2011  

POSITRACTION: Heroic behavior by several Joe Sixpacks


Camera captures bystanders rescuing man trapped under burning car
By Mike AndersonSeptember 12th, 2011 @ 10:18p

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Looking at the charred wreckage afterward, police say the group may have saved Wright’s life.

“I’m impressed that that many people would get involved, especially where there’s fire involved, the possibility of explosions and everything else,” Curtis said.

Still, Suyundikov says he and the several others did only what they had to. “I’m no hero,” he said.

As emergency responders move in to help, Wright finally started to show signs of life. It’s something that may not have been possible if the group of onlookers didn’t step in and help.

“They’re rescuers. They did a great job of getting him the help that he needed,” Curtis said.

“I just was in the right moment to help him,” Suyundikov said.

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[JR: More than a Good Samaritan moment. It’s a true “Greater love hath no man”. While it is easier with a group, someone must have thought about an explosion. Hollywood is always showing cars blowing up. And, professional help was on the way. But still, I’m not sure that I’d be that brave. Like to hope so. I know my fellow Jaspers would do the right thing without hesitation.]

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Sep 25, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Orosky, Jen [MC2006] Executive Assistant at IAWM, LLC


Orosky, Jen [MC2006]
Executive Assistant at IAWM, LLC
United States

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[JR: The longer I spend on the inet, the less I understand. The LinkedIn "new Jasper" rss feed dried up weeks ago. Today, this one popped in. Strange. The LinkedIn "new Jasper" email is less than useful. More on that later.]

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Sep 25, 2011 

JFOUND: Schilling, Charles Thomas [MC????] remembered


Maris-Mantle Home Run Race: Sept. 24, 1961

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Did You Know … Chuck Schilling, the starting second baseman on the 1961 Red Sox, and Curt Schilling, who helped pitch the Red Sox to the 2004 and 2007 World Series championships, had the same last name, spelled it exactly the same, but were not related. Charles Thomas Schilling, who was born in Brooklyn and attended Manhattan College, was signed by Boston as an amateur free agent in 1958. He made his major league debut on opening day 1961 and played all five years of his big league career with the Red Sox, the first three as the team’s starting 2B and the last two as a backup. In fact, in ’61 Schilling led the league in plate appearances with 738, and also posted career highs that season in games (158), at-bats (646), hits (167), runs scored (87), RBIs (62), and batting average (.259). He was traded to the Minnesota Twins right before the 1966 season, and while he made the 28-man roster, he never appeared in any games. Schilling retired from baseball before rosters had to be cut to 25 players on May 15, finishing with a .239 career average, 470 hits, 23 home runs and 146 RBIs in 541 games during his five seasons. He returned to Long Island, where he became a secondary-school mathematics teacher and played competitive softball until the age of 69. He is now 73.

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Schilling, Charles Thomas [MC????]

[JR: If Jasper Jottings had cub reporters, this would be a great story to capture. Before it’s too late!]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 12:01 AM
Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] JFOUND: Schilling, Charles Thomas 1962 remembered

Dear John,

I find a Charles T. Schilling in the Class of 1962 who was a teacher in Centereach, Long Island and who received a Masters in 1975, but I am not sure these dates line up with his baseball career.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. We need that cub investigative reporter to ferret out all the facts. Wish we had a budget. Or even more of a lead. I hate unsolved mysteries.]

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Sep 25, 2011 

JOY: Campbell, Noelle Ann [MC2002] weds


September 25, 2011

Noelle Campbell, Matthew Coleman

Noelle Ann Campbell and Matthew Reid Coleman were married Saturday evening in Rye, N.Y. Robert P. Astorino, the Westchester county executive, officiated at Wainwright House, a retreat center and event space.

Mrs. Coleman, 30, is the manager of corporate communications in New York at the Allied World Assurance Company, a Swiss insurance and reinsurance company. She graduated from Manhattan College and received a master’s in corporate communications from New York University.

She is the daughter of Catherine P. Campbell and Glenn R. Campbell of New York. Her father is a clinical social worker in private practice in New York. Her mother is an interior designer, also in New York.

Mr. Coleman, 31, is the special assistant to Councilman Anthony J. Santino of the Town of Hempstead, N.Y., on Long Island. In 2008, the bridegroom was the political director of the New York State Senate Republican Campaign Committee under the Senate majority leader, Joseph L. Bruno. He graduated from Tulane University.

He is the son of Elyse E. Coleman and Richard H. Coleman of Woodmere, N.Y. His father is a lawyer in private practice in Massapequa, N.Y.

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Campbell, Noelle Ann [MC????]

[JR: Mozel Tov. Joy 1 Obits 0. My kind of day.]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 12:04 AM
Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] JOY: Campbell, Noelle Ann 2002 weds

Dear John,

I believe that Noelle is a member of the Class of 2002.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Campbell, Noelle Ann [MC2002]

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Sep 25, 2011 

JNEWS: Fitzpatrick, John ????? [MC2006] catcher Rockland Boulders


5 Boulders players lived in clubhouse for weeks
11:37 PM, Sep. 24, 2011

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John Fitzpatrick, who graduated from Iona Prep and Manhattan College, played sparingly as a catcher. He lived in White Plains, though he said he stayed in the clubhouse overnight on occasion when the Boulders had a late-morning game.

“Everyone had a place to go if they wanted it,” Fitzpatrick said. “They just had no convenient place to go due to not having cars.”

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Fitzpatrick, John [MC????]

[JR: Guess next minor league baseball promotion we’ll here is “Take a ball player home with you”? Tough life when you’re chasing your dreams.]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 12:09 AM
Subject: Re: Fitzpatrick, John [MC2006?] catcher Rockland Boulders

Dear John,

I show a John M. and a John Thomas Fitzpatrick, both of the Class of 2006. One might be our John.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Argh! That’s a first. two “John F’s” in the same class. Should be against the admission rules! Anything to make our task harder. Any help out there?]

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Fitzpatrick, John Thomas [MC2006]

Fitzpatrick, John ????????? [MC2006]

[JR: Moved the question mark from the year to the middle name.]

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Sep 25, 2011 

JNEWS: Veliz, Tierney [MC2011] gets community support


Thousands show support for Fredon family

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FREDON — Rosemarie Veliz used to feel invisible.

She felt as though having a son with a terminal illness kept her family isolated, but on Saturday afternoon thousands of people came to Lodestar Park to support the Veliz family.

“Now, I feel like this community has opened up,” Veliz said. “It’s overwhelming. I’m proud of my community and the extended community. They are so kind.”

The family has faced challenge after challenge. First, their 20-year-old son Chase Veliz suffers from Hunter Syndrome, which has left him bedridden for the last four years and requires 24-hour medical care. Second, their 22-year-old daughter, Tierney Veliz, suffered a broken spine in 16 places, a broken neck, pelvis, collarbone and hip, and a crushed cervical spine nerve 6 (C6) in a car accident in June.

Tierney Veliz had just graduated from Manhattan College and was set to enter a fall doctorate program in psychology at Seton Hall University when the accident occurred. Her vehicle became airborne, flipped and rolled twice near Marksboro Deli in Frelinghuysen.

The accident left her paralyzed from the chest down, but she continued to defy odds and can now lift her left arm and use her right arm. She no longer relies on a feeding tube, and the tracheostomy was removed, but her main goal remains to walk again so that she can eventually continue pursuing higher education.

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[JR: I've queried about where donations can be sent. ]

Veliz, Tierney [MC2011]

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Sep 25, 2011 

ADMINISTRIVIA: Need some help with LinkedIn

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: LinkedIn Updates <updates@linkedin.com>
Date: Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 10:19 PM
Subject: LinkedIn Saved Search Update – new jaspers linkedin


We found 23 new results that match your saved search “new jaspers linkedin”:

Carol R.
Bilingual School Psychologist at Yonkers Public Schools

Christina S.
Licensed Psychologist at Taconic DDSO

Student at Manhattan College

Thomas P.
Chemical Engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center

Scott C.
General Manager at Dixon Quick Coupling

View more new results »

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[JR: If someone has a paid subscription to LinkedIn, then they can do the identification of the new Jasper LinkedIn. I, or any other volunteer, can pick it up from there to collect the details. But, unless we start charging for Jasper Jottings or get an expense account, this source of "news" is closed off.]

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Sep 26, 2011  

JEMAIL: Klages, William A. (1973) reports Malloy, Dan (1973) Champion

From: Klages, William A. (1973)
Date: Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 11:57 PM
Subject: Fw: 6th place in the ITU World Triathlon Championships – First American (60+)

Dan Malloy – Class of 1973 makes every Jasper proud with a 6th place finish in the ITU World Triathlon Championships on September 11th and was the first American to finish in his age group. Please see the photo below and congratulate Dan at {Privacy Invoked}.

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Approaching the finish line about 200 yds to go!

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[JR: Complete email posted on Back Lot due to size.]


[JR: Thanks to Jasper Klages73 for a great report. Congrats to Jasper Malloy73 for a great accomplishment. And demonstrating I need to get up off my butt. Congrats can be sent to him c/o Jasper Jottings and I'll forward. Unless otherwise marked, emails will not be posted. ]

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Sep 26, 2011  

JEMAIL: Martin, Margaret (MC1998) ids

From: Martin, Margaret (MC1998)
Date: Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 11:47 PM
Subject: Re: JASPER JOTTINGS Week 39 – 2011 September 25

Hi there! Thanks for the “shout out” on Jasper Jottings! Just thought you should know that my husband, Michael Martin, is also a Jasper – class of `98! He is the one who competed in the Spartan Race and it was AMAZING! Intense is the only word I can think of!

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[JR: Ahh, you're most welcome. Hopefully, there were a couple of extra coins deposited because of it. I knew the Jasper marriage, but as usually fat old white guy injineer has olds-heimers. Especially when on deadline. Thanks for the admonishing reminder. Hmmm, and if he's such a runner, how'd you manage to capture him? ROFL! When I was at MC, the emphasis on track was explained as that was the only way a Jasper could catch a gal. Of course there were corollaries that are not suitable for publication and they're best left to the imagination. That way they'll be even funnier by omission.]

Martin, Michael [MC1998]

Martin, Margaret (MC1998)

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Sep 26, 2011  

JNEWS: Riverso, Milo E. [MC1981] story behind a paywall


Corporate Ladder: STV Group’s Milo E. Riverso – Crain’s New York Business

He got his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Purdue University. A version of this article appeared in the September 26, 2011 print issue of Crain’s New York Business.

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[JR: But Google knows all. ]


Corporate Ladder: STV Group’s Milo E. Riverso
Riverso becomes president and CEO of the architectural, engineering and construction management firm.
By Callie Eidler
September 25, 2011 5:59 a.m.

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Milo Riverso, 50, was named president and chief executive of architectural, engineering and construction management firm STV Group Inc., where he takes responsibility for the firm’s day-to-day operations.

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He got his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Purdue University.

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[JR: I wish that the print industry would get with the program. You can use Google to gather subscriptions. There’s a fortune to be made for the first person who makes micropayments easy. That is if I could have read the article for a few pennies, I’d have done it. For an expensive subscription, not likely. Current publishers are clueless.]

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

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: Riverso, Milo E. 1981] story behind a paywall

Dear John,

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


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Riverso, Milo E. [MC1981]

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Sep 26, 2011  

JNEWS: Corballis, Paul T. [MC1955 RIP] remembered


Paul Corballis obituary
Laura Corballis
The Guardian, Saturday 24 September 2011

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Paul Corballis was the model for the Jolly Butcher pub sign, in Staines, Middlesex.

My father, Paul Corballis, who has died aged 77, was an American anglophile who ran a travel agency in the US specialising in the “Great British pub crawl”. He was in his element as a tour leader – he explored London with an eye for the odd and the obscure, working up an offbeat tour of the city for visiting friends long before making it his work. He was at one with Samuel Johnson’s sentiment that a man tired of London must be tired of life.

Paul certainly never tired of the British pub and kept a record of every one he ever had a pint in. His lifetime total was nearly 3,000 – a daunting achievement, given that return visits didn’t count. As each 1,000 mark approached, he touted the opportunity for a party and publicity around all the breweries, and chose the one that sounded most fun. In 1988, he published Pub Signs, a record of his photographic skills. He had become friends with the sign painter George Mackenney, and modelled as the Jolly Butcher for the eponymous pub in Staines.

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Corballis, Paul T. [MC1956 RIP]

[JR: Obviously put his skills learned at MC to profitable results. Donna Nobis Pacem ]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: Corballis, Paul T. [MC1955 RIP] remembered

Dear John,

I now believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1955, rather than the Class of 1956.

Sorry about that!

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Corballis, Paul T. [MC1955 RIP]

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Sep 26, 2011  

JOBIT: Parsons, Robert C. [MC1970 RIP]


Robert C. Parsons
(January 14, 1948 – September 24, 2011)

Robert C. Parsons died September 24th 2011 in New Rochelle, NY. Born on January 14th 1948 in Troy, NY son of H. Kenwood and Elsie Herrick Parsons. He graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1966 and Manhattan College in 1970. He lived in New Rochelle over 25 years and was an accountant. He is survived by brother C. Lowell Parsons MD, San Diego CA and sister Marilyn Rieker, Winston Salem NC. He was predeceased by his brother Howard K Parsons. Youth Director to 10 nieces and nephews and 15 great nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home 8 – 109th Street Troy NY Wednesday September 28, 2011 at 11:00AM.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM. to 11:00 AM prior to service. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.


Parsons, Robert C. [MC1970 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/Batesville/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-parsons&pid=153842035

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Sep 26, 2011  

MEMAIL: Veliz, Tierney [MCMC2011] fundraising information

On 9/25/11 9:08 AM, “Jasper Fjohn68″ wrote:

Dear Ms. Masuli,

Do you have an address where donation may be sent? I’d like to pass that on to Ms. Tierney’s fellow alums.



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From: Jessica Masulli
Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: Tierney Veliz

Yes. Checks can be made to Tierney Veliz Fundraiser. Donations can be sent to: Lakeland Bank- Fredon Branch 395 Route 94 Fredon, NJ 07860

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[JR: Ball is in the reader's court.]

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Sep 27, 2011  

JOBIT: Barkey, Allen [MC1952 RIP]


Allen Barkey
1929 – 2011

Allen Barkey died on September 24, 2011 on Longboat Key, Florida, where he resided with his beloved wife Henrietta.

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Allen emigrated to the United States at the ag of 17, settling in New York City with his parents Isaac and Caroline and sister Viviane. An alumnus of the Lycée Saint Michel, a graduate of Manhattan College and a U.S. Army veteran, Allen spent most of his career in international trade. Together with Henrietta, he ran Barkey Importing Company, which, notably, introduced Turkish apricots to the U.S. market.

Allen was the proud and loving father of two boys, whom he raised with Henrietta, the light of his life, in New Rochelle, NY. And he delighted in the hugs of his two young granddaughters, who called him “Papa”.

Fluent in five languages, Allen was a traveler, a raconteur and a loyal friend to many. He was also an opera buff, an avid reader of history and a life-long student. Swimming in the ocean was his favorite outdoor pastime, and he continued to ride his three-wheel recumbent until his last days.

Survived by his wife of 48 years, Henrietta, his sister Viviane, his sons Jonathan and David, his daughter-in-law Lauren, and his granddaughters Cara and Chloe, he will be forever missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at John J. Fox Funeral Home in Larchmont, NY, Tuesday September, 27 at 12 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Epilepsy Foundation.

Published on NYTimes.com from September 26 to September 27, 2011


Barkey, Allen [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/nytimes/guestbook.aspx?n=allen-barkey&pid=153842383&cid=full


From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:05 AM
Subject: Re: Barkey, Allen 1952RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that Allen is a member of the Class of 1952.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Barkey, Allen [MC1952 RIP]

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Sep 27, 2011  

MFOUND: Josie Cruz Natori ’68 may NOT be a Jasper?


Filipina Designer: Launches Her Collection in New York

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Another Filipino designer is embroidering Philippines in the fashion industry.

Josefina Almeda Cruz know as Josie Natori launched her Spring 2012 Collection in New York City and was first presented in Asia Society. Natori is a Filipina designer and the CEO and founder of The Natori Company.

Natori spent her 35 years in the lingerie business but now is pushing over another line of clothing collection. Natori played with layers, no-cleavage design but still you can discern the curves.

“I’m always in that East-West mood…I was thinking Indochine and all its colors. I’ve been to Vietnam a couple of times, and I’ve always liked the aesthetic there. Something about the mix of the French influence—it’s sexy.”

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Josie Natori
Filipina fashion empress.

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Josie Cruz Natori is the owner and founder of The Natori Company, a multi million-dollar lingerie business that sells in over 40 countries and employs a thousand people.

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As a child, she was a success in the field of music, specifically as a classical pianist. She performed a solo concert with Manila Philharmonic Orchestra at age 9. At 17, she decided to challenge herself with a career in business and went to New York to study Economics at Manhattan College. After graduation, she joined Bache Securities, then was transferred to its Manila branch as the company’s sole broker. When it closed its office in Manila, she returned to Wall street and joined Merrill Lynch where she climbed the corporate ladder as the first female Vice President of investment banking. In Wall Street, she met her husband Kenneth Natori, a third-generation Japanese-American investment banker at Smith Barney Harris Upham, whom she eventually married in 1972. She gave birth to her son Kenneth Jr. in 1976.

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She attended Manhattanville College in Purchase from which she graduated in 1968 with honors in economics.

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[JR: Hmmm. I don’t remember girls in my graduating class. But, can’t say I remember much from that era. This fat old white guy injineer weren’t taking names; I had my arm twisted to go to graduation. I had to forego working OT at MaBell; that cost me some serious coin!]

[JR: But either way — if she is or isn’t — it’s a great story. For which MC gets partial credit; perhaps incorrectly. Yes, if Mike confirms, I’ll try and correct the record.]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:13 AM
Subject: Re: Josie Cruz Natori ’68 may be a Jasper?

Dear John,

I do not find anything in my”stuff” for Josie. She might have studied her Economics at Manhattanville.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Too bad; it'd a been a great story.]

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Sep 27, 2011  

JNEWS: Alcántara, Marisol [MC1994] elected precinct leader West Harlem


Marisol Alcántara week beat forecasts
passed to be elected district leader in Harlem.

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“Help make history.” This was the campaign asked Marisol Alcántara activist and community gave it, making it the first Dominican woman to be elected as leader in a Democratic precinct African American neighborhood of Harlem, where Latino with the quisqueyana community growth, are now the majority. The feat was uphill. Alcantara faced the legendary district leader April Tyler, who had held the post of District Assembly 70 of the West Harlem since 1993, and had the backing of Rep. Charles Rangel, the head of the Manhattan Democratic Party,

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Alcantara came to the United States at 8 years old. He holds a BA in Political Science from Manhattan College.

“I was the first director of Ydanis Rodriguez campaign, when he ran for the first time in 2001,” said Alcantara, who for eight years as an organizer for the union 32BJ workers . Alcántara is also a member of Community Board # 9 since 2009, the Uniform Services, Transportation and Safety Committee of The National Organization for Women, founding member of Dominican 2000, etc. On his future aspirations, Alcantara said that for the moment focus on helping their community to raise awareness that as Latinos have the right to be represented in government. What motivated me the most is the great need for services in the community, especially housing. ” Marisol Alcántara

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Alcántara, Marisol [MC????]

[JR: Perhaps another Jasper? My Spanish is non-existant, but Google Translate to the rescue. The picture is that of a female. Hope we can confirm this. Nice to see an idealist in politics.]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: 2011/9/28
Subject: Re: Alcántara, Marisol 1994 elected precinct leader West Harlem

Dear John,

I believe that Marisol is a member of the Class of 1994.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Alcántara, Marisol [MC1994]

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Sep 27, 2011  

JNEWS: Murray, Bill [MC1976] JetUs, LLC President


JetUs, LLC Names Bill Murray as its New President
Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 27, 2011

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JetUs, LLC is pleased to announce that Bill Murray has been selected as the new President of JetUs. JetUs is a full service online marketplace where aircraft operators are matched with private aviation customers.

Murray, previously held the position of Vice President of Global Sales at Global Crew Logistics, a Miami based Travel Management Company with offices in Lisbon, Portugal and Montevideo, Uruguay. His mission is to bring focus, definition and strategic direction to the JetUs team. Bill has a strong track record of success and he will be responsible for implementing a “game changing” technology that will revolutionize the business aviation charter industry for the 21st Century.

“Bill’s appointment is another step closer to realizing our vision of introducing an untapped customer base to a sophisticated search and booking technology, changing the way people view and purchase charter services. We look forward to our team driving growth and service levels in collaboration with our strategic partners,” says Luisa Rocha, Director of Public Relations.

Before joining JetUs, Murray was a Colonel in the USMC and was privileged to lead several thousand Marines deployed around the globe for over 25 years. He has been an innovative leader for many years due to his travel logistics and background in the United States Marine Corps.

Bill received his Bachelors of Science degree from Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY and his Masters of Science Degree from National Defense University in Washington, DC. He is married to his high school sweetheart Gerry Moore-Murray.

Notes to Editors:

JetUs LLC, headquartered in Miami Beach, Florida, is a full-service online marketplace where best-in-class, safety-rated operators are matched with qualified private aviation customers. Launched in 2010, JetUs provides passengers with a dynamic reservation search engine tool for global private air travel, allowing users to instantly receive multiple price quotes from multiple private jet operators for any type of trip around the world.

Designed specifically with corporate travel in mind, JetUs uses the most sophisticated search and booking technology, providing travel managers with the ability to review aircraft photos, access safety/quality ratings, purchase and manage every detail of the trip – all in one place. The JetUs solution only delivers quality private aircraft that have been audited by third-party expert safety organizations such as ARGUS and Wyvern. Supporting the organization are experienced JetUs travel advisors and customer advocates that are available to assist 24/7/365.

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Murray, Bill [MC????]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: Murray, Bill [MC1976] JetUs, LLC President

Dear John,

I believe that Bill is a member of the Class of 1976.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Murray, Bill [MC1976]

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Sep 27, 2011  

MNEWS: Jasper Women’s Bball team volunteers


Jaspers Volunteer at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Updated: September 21, 2011
By: MAAC Sports

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Riverdale, NY – On Sunday, September 18, 2011 the Manhattan College Women’s Basketball team and coaches served as volunteers at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Central Park.

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[JR: Good for the Jasper Women. While Susan G. Komen Foundation has some issue, nice to see the effort. But where was the mens team? At Church? And the other teams ... students ... alums ... Yeah, I know, at Church.]

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Sep 27, 2011  

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) passes more on Veliz, Tierney [MC2011]

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 10:18 PM
Subject: Tierney Veliz, 2011

Dear John,

Here is a bit more on Tierney. She is a member of the Class of 2011.


——– Original Message ——–

Subject: Prayer Request
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:15:07 -0400
From: Thomas A. McCarthy

I thought I sent this to Phil a little while ago, but wanted to bring it to your attention.

A 2011 graduate, Tierney Veliz, was in a near-fatal car accident back on June 5, just weeks after commencement. As a consequence of the accident, Tierney suffered a variety of injuries leaving her in a quadriplegic state. There was a fundraising event over the weekend to offset mounting medical costs incurred by the family who also have a terminally ill son. I’m attaching a letter from her family that mentions the event and describes in further detail this overwhelmingly tragic story.

Please keep Tierney, her brother, their parents and all of their family and friends in your prayers during this particularly trying time.


Thomas A. McCarthy ’06
Director of Alumni Relations

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“Coming Home”

On June 5th our daughter Tierney Veliz was involved in a near fatal car accident resulting in severe injuries. These injuries include a severely compromised respiratory system, numerous fractures throughout her entire body leaving her in a quadriplegic state. Subsequently, she endured surgeries to repair and stabilize her devastating neck and spinal injuries which included sixteen fractures. She remained in the Morristown Memorial ICU Trauma Department for five weeks and is now currently at Kessler Rehabilitation Center in West Orange.

Tierney recently graduated with honors from Manhattan College. She graduated in the top five percent of her class with inductions into three National Honors Societies. Tierney anticipated attending Seton Hall University this fall and has been accepted into their PHD program for psychology. Her future intentions are to become a clinical psychologist and open her own practice. Although she is a very gifted, talented, caring, and compassionate young lady, this life altering event has placed these future endeavors in jeopardy.

One of the things that make Tierney so special is her desire to help others and her consistent efforts to show compassion towards those in need. Tierney is the eldest of four children with three siblings whom love her very much; Christian, Marina and Chase. Chase, our eldest son has a disease called Mucopolysaccharidoses; Hunter Syndrome. He has had an entire life of suffering after enduring many complicated surgeries and many hospitalizations. He is currently homebound, bedridden and requires 24 hour medical assistance, which is primarily provided by us, his parents, with the support of a part-time registered nurse. Christian will be a sophomore at Pope John XXIII Regional High School and Marina will attend St. Joseph Regional School as a 7th grader. They too are honors students and continue to exemplify a life as young, caring individuals.

Along with the mounting medical costs acquired by our terminally ill son, we are now acutely aware of the overwhelming and similar expenses needed for our daughter Tierney. In order to reunite her with us, we are required to provide very specific living accommodations. Currently our home does not provide a barrier free environment; therefore much needed construction to our home is necessary to allow her to live safely and comfortably. As we approach the task at hand, any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

Currently, Tierney’s rehabilitation is progressing. She is making marked progress with her respiratory system. She is now able to breathe on her own without the aid of a ventilator. In the near future we are hopeful that she will have her tracheotomy reversed. Additionally, she is now eating solid foods and is moving toward the goal of the removal of her feeding tube. Her paralysis is still extremely devastating. With the use of only one arm she continues to undergo daily physical and occupational therapy. This therapy is exhausting both mentally and physically. Throughout all of this, Tierney maintains a positive attitude.

We are confident that Tierney will continue to improve with the multitude of prayers and support from the community. We ask that you keep our family in your thoughts and prayers, as the reality and pain of this accident continues to impact our lives each and every day.

Our local community members are planning a “Coming Home Fundraising Event” on September 24, 2011 in preparation for her projected release from Kessler Rehabilitation Center in October. Any support you can provide to help raise funds in order to bring Tierney home would be humbly appreciated.

The Veliz Family
Edmundo, Rosemarie, Tierney, Chase, Christian and Marina

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[JR: As previously reported — Checks can be made to Tierney Veliz Fundraiser. Donations can be sent to: Lakeland Bank- Fredon Branch 395 Route 94 Fredon, NJ 07860]

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Sep 28, 2011  

JOBIT: Comerford, Thomas J. [MC1972 RIP]


Thomas J. Comerford

Thomas J. Comerford, 74, of Livingston, N.J., passed away at Garden Terrace Nursing Home, Chatham, N.J., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.

A Mass in celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Philomena’s Church, 386 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston. Visitation will be held at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., on Friday, Sept. 30, from 3 to 8 p.m.

Born in Newark, N.J., Tom grew up and graduated from Westfield High School in 1955. He received a BA from Seton Hall University and an MA from Manhattan College. Tom was ordained a priest from the Newark Archdiocese in 1963, and served at Sacred Heart Church, Vailsburg, and Queen Angels Church in Newark, where he was very active in civil rights causes and sought improvements in public housing.

Returning to graduate school, he received a MSW in social work from Fordham University and MBA in Management from Seton Hall University. In 1976, Tom began a 25-year career with the NJ Division of Youth and Family Services where over time, he managed two district offices in Newark, as well as the East Orange District Office. In addition he served as acting assistant regional administrator for a year. After 15 years, Tom became the county service specialist for Union County. Under his leadership and direction, the Elizabethport Group and Family Center at Pioneer Homes was established in Elizabeth. This project which is believed to be the first of its kind was developed to improve the quality of life in the Port area of Elizabeth and remains active today.

Tom was also an adjunct professor of social work at Seton Hall University.

Before becoming ill, his active involvement at St. Philomena’s Church included serving on the Parish Council, as Eucharistic minister, RCIA team, CCD teacher, and Partnership leader.

He also coached local baseball, softball and basketball teams. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the NY Yankees and Giants and Seton Hall basketball teams. He enjoyed traveling, reading, golf and the theater.

Upon retiring in 2001, Tom was active in the Old Guard of Livingston, serving as chaplain and would often collect bread from local merchants to bring to the soup kitchens of Newark.

He was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy (Hertig) and Joseph, and two brothers, Richard and Mark. Tom is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Ellen (Walsh); a daughter, Pegeen Williams (Robert); a son, Thomas (Tracy); three grandchildren, Brynn and Thomas Comerford and Ellie Williams, all of Livingston; he is also survived by his sister, Judith Barbarito (Edward) of Pequannock.

Tom was a gentleman with a great sense of humor who inspired and brought out the best in those who knew him. He will be sorely missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , Greater NJ Chapter, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, N.J. 08734 (www.alz.org), or the Stella Wright Christian Community Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Vincent Academy, 228 W. Market St., Newark, N.J. 07103.

Published in Star-Ledger on September 28, 2011


Comerford, Thomas J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/starledger/guestbook.aspx?n=thomas-comerford&pid=153862859&cid=full


From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: Comerford, Thomas J. [MC1972 RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that Tom received his Masters at Manhattan in 1972.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Comerford, Thomas J. [MC1972 RIP]

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Sep 28, 2011  

JHQ: “Transhumanism and Religion” Th 10/13 4pm


Giulio Prisco Lecture
Thursday, October 13, 20114.00pm

Come to the Giulio Prisco Lecture on religion and transhumanism in the Rodriguez Room (Miguel 311).

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[JR: Also, hitting the “new queue” was this finding.]


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My talk on Transhumanism and Religion, Manhattan College, Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 4pm

I will give a talk on Transhumanism and Religion at Manhattan College, Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 4pm in the Rodriguez Room (Miguel 311). The talk has been organized by Robert Geraci.

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My own short and hopefully simple definition of transhumanism: The basic tenet of classical Humanist thinking is that concrete thinking and feeling persons are more important than abstract, “artificial” ethical constructs. Extrapolating from current scientific and technological trends, we can see that our species may soon develop the capability to control its own evolution, including modifying itself in fundamental ways. Such modifications may range from life extension and cognitive enhancement (mid term), to becoming non-mortal radically enhanced software entities (long term). Transhumanists will welcome such changes as long as they result in a better life for all persons directly concerned, where “person” is defined as “thinking and feeling entity”.

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In religion, I am an atheist in the sense that I don’t believe in the existence of any god (yet), but I tend to sympathize with the “spiritual” approach to reality and values of many believers. In other words, I can live with most combinations of moderate [socialism, libertarianism, atheism, spirituality]. At the same time, I find fundamentalism, bigotry and intolerance VERY annoying, regardless of where they come from.

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[JR: Sounds interesting?]

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[JR: Posted on a site labeled: "Mormon Transhumanist Association"?]

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Sep 28, 2011  

JHQ: Gargano, Charles A. [MC1979]




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RIVERDALE, N.Y. –– Charles A. Gargano ’79, former chairman and commissioner of Empire State Development and vice chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will receive an honorary doctorate degree at Manhattan College’s Fall Honors Convocation on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers.

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Gargano, Charles A. [MC1979]

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Sep 28, 2011  

JNEWS: Zayas, Luis H. [MC1972] UoT Social Work Dean


Luis Zayas Appointed School of Social Work Dean at The University of Texas at Austin

Sept. 27, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas — Luis H. Zayas, a professor at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., has been appointed dean of the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Luis Zayas, appointed dean of the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin, says social workers must be prepared for transdisciplinary work.

Zayas’ appointment, which is effective Jan. 1, 2012, fills a vacancy created when Dean Barbara White announced her decision to step down after having served as dean since 1993.

“Dr. Zayas has had a long and distinguished scholarly, teaching and administrative career in social work. His appointment will bring great leadership and recognition to our School of Social Work and to the university,” said University Provost Steven Leslie. “We are delighted that he has accepted our offer to become dean.”

“One of the great honors of this position is to continue to build on the enormous legacy that Dean Barbara White has so firmly established. Joining one of the great faculties of social work as dean is the highlight of my career,” said Zayas, who is the Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor of Social Work at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work and professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine at Washington University.

Zayas has held administrative positions at Washington University, including associate dean for faculty and director of the Center for Latino Family Research. He has been an active member of the Washington University community, serving on the Chancellor’s Coordinating Council on Diversity Initiatives and the Provost’s Work Group on Diversity.

He said transferring evidence-based knowledge and skills derived from research to students is important in today’s world.

“Once we talked of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work,” Zayas said. “Now we know that social workers must be prepared for transdisciplinary work. With this in mind, I look forward to the challenges and rewards of collaborating with our faculty and students, and other divisions of the university, to develop and integrate our knowledge to address the complex problems of our nation and our world.”

Zayas has also been a visiting associate professor of family medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a professor in the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University, both in New York.

Zayas received his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Columbia University, where he also earned his master of philosophy and master of arts degrees in developmental psychology, as well as a master of science degree in social work. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Manhattan College in New York City.

He is chair of the research committee for the National Alliance for Hispanic Families in Washington, D.C. and volunteers with local immigrant groups in the St. Louis area.

For more information, contact: Tim Green, Office of the Vice President for Research, 512 475 6596.

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Zayas, Luis H. [MC????]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: Zayas, Luis H. 1972 UoT Social Work Dean

Dear John,

I believe that Luis is a member of the Class of 1972.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Zayas, Luis H. [MC1972]

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Sep 28, 2011  

JNEWS: Lynch, Michael [MC????] Director F+O for White Plains BoE


Board of Ed Names New Facilities Director to Replace Otto
Michael Lynch served as the facilities director for White Plains Public Schools for 18 years.
By David Hutter

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The Board of Education approved the appointment of Michael Lynch Tuesday night as the district’s new director of facilities and operations, six weeks after his predecessor resigned on charges that he stole from a former employeer.

Lynch will begin working for the district on Oct. 3.

Lynch brings over 20 years of experience in school district building maintenance. He worked in the same capacity for White Plains Public Schools from 1992 to 2010, directing more than $200 million in capital construction and renovation projects.

During that time, Lynch established security systems, helped wire the district’s computer network, upgraded heating/ventilation/air conditioning units, and performed asbestos abatement, according to Superintendent Stephen Falcone.

“Mr. Lynch was responsible for all building operations, oversight of the custodial and maintenance staff, field and turf maintenance, and coordination of construction projects,” Falcone told the board. “Mr. Lynch was responsible for 1.3 million square feet of occupied school space and 166 acres of property in White Plains.”

Falcone said that Lynch instituted energy savings projects in White Plains and worked in a similar capacity for the Nyack, N.Y. Public School District from 1988 to 1992, Falcone said.

A graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in health education, Lynch is also a firefighter in South Salem, N.Y., where he previously served as fire chief. He has served as a member of the Katonah-Lewisboro, N.Y. Facilities Planning Committee, co-chairman of the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee, and a Town Council representative.

Hans Otto, Lynch’s predecessor, was placed on leave in June and resigned in August after being charged with stealing nearly $7,000 in equipment from New Canaan Public Schools, where he worked from 1999 to 2011.

Otto and began serving in Darien in April. He succeeded Paul Engemann, who died suddenly in November.

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: Lynch, Michael 1977 Director F+O for White Plains BoE

Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1977.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lynch, Michael [MC1977]

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Sep 29, 2011  

JNEWS: Booth, William D. [MC1990] found selling condo


Energy attorney relists 1BD condo in Logan Circle
by Shania Sampson, published Sept. 28, 2011 ShareThis

William D. Booth …

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Booth is a partner at the law firm SNR Denton, where he practices energy law. He was a partner with Bruder, Gentile and Marcoux, LLP and practiced energy law at Huber Lawrence and Abell. He earned his J.D. from Pace Law School and his B.A. from Manhattan College. He also graduated from the Naval Nuclear Power School.

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William D. Booth


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With more than 25 years working in the energy industry, William Booth has a wide range of experience, including 12 years of on-site operating experience at a 1,000 MW nuclear generating station and over twelve years of experience as an energy attorney.

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Booth, William D. [MC1990]

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Sep 29, 2011  

JTWITTER: Brown, Lindsay [MC2007] recommends a cute video


Brown, Lindsay [MC2007]: “PLEASE watch this video: http://t.co/QcOuJz7a It just made my heart melt! cc @hiyoga”

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Sep 30, 2011  

JHQ: “The Mission Community” 10/14 1445


The Mission Community and the Future of Catholic Higher Education Presentation
Friday, October 14, 2011 2.45pm

Presentation by John R. Wilcox, Director of the Center for Lasallian Studies, on “The Mission Community and the Future of Catholic Higher Education,” in the Alumni Room of the O’Malley Library.

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Oct 1, 2011

JHQ: Blood Drive 10/4 1000 to 1800


Dear Jasper,

As a part of the first-ever MAAC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) Blood Drive Challenge, Manhattan College and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive in Smith Auditorium next week on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The entire Manhattan College community and alumni are encouraged to join in the goodwill effort. The blood drive will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is also open to all.

Those in attendance will receive a custom Manhattan College/MAAC Blood Drive Challenge t-shirt and have an opportunity to win men’s and women’s basketball season tickets. A grand prize of an Apple IPad will also be raffled off to one student. In addition, there will be appearances by John Olenowski, women’s basketball coach, from 12-1 p.m., and Steve Masiello, men’s basketball coach, from 5-6 p.m. to greet fans and alumni in attendance.

The American Red Cross and the MAAC joined together to create the MAAC Blood Drive Challenge as a fun and competitive way to emphasize the critical importance of donating blood. The institution that has the most actual donors will win the inaugural American Red Cross MAAC Blood Drive Challenge and receive a commemorative trophy at an on-campus event later in the year.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Lois Harr by phone at (718) 862-7142. Also, visit the American Red Cross’ tips for a successful donation to learn more about donating blood.

Your Alumni Relations Office

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[JR: Blood means a lot to the folk who are on the receiving end. And, their families. It's truly the gift of life. I know up close and personal how it's essential in any fight for life. Even if it's just to buy the medicine men time. I'm on a monthly schedule for a specific recipient, who I don't know. By an individual getting platelets from the same sources, they avoid platelet rejection. I can't mess that up or I'd be there on 10/4. But you can be there for them that need it. Think of it as a modern day "blood brother". Maybe at the Pearly Gates, if there is such a thing, there'll be an express line, like at the grocery store, with a very lenient judge / cashier who say: "Well , you bled enough that we can overlook all these other imperfections." At least I'm hoping.]

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Oct 1, 2011

JNEWS: Reynolds, James R. [MC????] at Ameriprise Financial Services


Home > Business
Career Ladder: Hires And Promotions
October 3, 2011

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James R. Reynolds was named a financial advisor at Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., Plantsville section of Southington. Reynolds is a graduate of Manhattan College and previously served as an international equities trader at First New York Securities.

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Oct 1, 2011

JBLOGGER: Vacca, Nicole Marie (MC2013) has some challenges


Musings of a Female College Student
My Name is Nicole Vacca, and I Endorse These Products

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Within the past year of my life, I’ve been through some pretty tough things–ulcers, IBS, panic disorder, and the wonderful side effects that come with taking meds. Throughout these minor hardships, however, I developed an appreciation for products I would have otherwise never used.

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Anyway, when I was sick (both physically and mentally) I had a lot of ups and downs in my relationship with God–I felt hopeless, angry, confused, and despaired. Yet I cannot tell you how many times my mom would read InTouch, and she’d find a devotion in there that related to what I was going through at that time. It really encouraged me to keep pressing forward and not give up.

God bless and goodnight. <3


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Vacca, Nicole Marie (MC2013)

[JR: I found this motivating. And a reminder that everyone has their own set of challenges.]

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Oct 1, 2011

ENDNOTE: A suprising implication of birth control


September 10th, 2011 at 12:05 pm
Birth Control Pills found to affect memory
in: Analysis, Birth, Brain, Breakthrough Thinking, Health & Fitness, Historical Perspectives,
Medical Breakthrough, New Discoveries, Science & Technology News

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Women who use contraceptives like birth control pills experience memory changes, according to new UC Irvine research. Their ability to remember the gist of an emotional event improves, while women not using the contraceptives better retain details.

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Nielsen and fellow researcher Nicole Ertman agreed the findings could help lead to fuller answers about why women experience post traumatic stress syndrome more frequently than men, and how men remember differently than women. Men typically rely more on right-hemisphere brain activity to encode memory. They retain the gist of things better than details. Women on the pill, who have lower levels of hormones associated with female reproduction, may remember emotional events similarly to men. Nielsen plans to do her doctoral thesis on whether hormones affect the retention of details.

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[JR: Yup, "we" are definitely experimenting on "ourselves" without any real understanding. When do we stop? When "we" screw something we can't undo! In the dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom) meme that I like, wisdom is understanding the bounds of knowledge. Where is the "edge of the earth"?]

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