JASPER JOTTINGS Week 45 - 2011 November 06     

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



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Oct 30, 2011 

POSITRACTION: Irish tot Boston bound for surgery


Irish tot Boston bound for life changing surgery
1-year-old Elie Madden needs operation to save her life
By MOLLY MULDOON, Irish Voice Reporter
Published Thursday, October 13, 2011, 7:54 AMUpdated Thursday, October 13, 2011, 10:25 AM

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After assessing her case, doctors in Boston are satisfied that Elie is a good candidate for the treatment. The process itself will involve three major surgeries and could take up to six months.

Luckily both the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Madden’s private health insurer have agreed to foot the bill for the procedure, but the cost of living and travel expenses still need to be covered. Doctors have advised them that they will have to remain in Boston for at least three months.

Eddie will continue working at home in Dublin while Esti and the twin girls will travel to Boston. The family are now fundraising for their living and transport expenses for their trip to Boston, while they wait to get a date for the procedure in Boston. “There is a lot in front of us so we are anxious to get there,” Esti told the Irish Voice. For more information or to donate to Operation Elie log onto http://www.eliemadden.com

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[JR: Amazing that the world has shrunk so much. Saving a life is a mitzvah. Where does life begin and where does our responsibility begin?]

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Oct 30, 2011 

JOBIT: Miceli, Sister Jeanne [MC1977 RIP]


Miceli, OP, Sister Jeanne

Sister Jeanne Miceli, OP, of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, New York, died on October 28, 2011 at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

Born in Port Chester, NY on October 16, 1945, Jeanne Ellen was the daughter of Frank and Marianne DeFonce Miceli. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on August 30, 1966, and became known as Sister Marianne Francis. She professed her first vows in 1968 and her final vows in 1976. Sister earned a B.A. in English from St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY; an MA in Reading from Manhattan College, NY and School Administration certification from Fordham University.

During her professional life, Sister Jeanne ministered in the Archdiocese of New York and Dioceses of Rockville Center and Newark both at the elementary and high school levels. She was a teacher St. Columba, Chester, NY (1970-74); Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Middletown, NY (1974-81) Holy Family, Hicksville, NY (1981-86); Aquinas HS, Bronx, NY (2002-2008) and served as principal at St. Stephen/St. Edward, Warwick, NY (1986-93) and St. Paul Interparochial, Ramsey, NJ (1997-2002). From 1993-97 Sr. Jeanne was Campus Minister at Albertus Magnus HS. Bardonia, NY and from 2008-2010 she was Managerial Assistant at Dowling Gardens, Sparkill. NY. In 2010 Sr. Jeanne was a teacher at St. Elizabeth Interparochial, Wyckoff, NJ until she became ill in January 2011.

She continued to offer local community service until her untimely death on Friday. Sr. Jeanne is predeceased by her father Frank Miceli and her brother Salvatore Miceli. She is survived by her mother Marianne Miceli of Norwood, NJ, her sister-in-law Kathleen Miceli of Palm Coast, FL, her nieces Diane Banke (Bob) of Madison, WI, Christine Miceli of Raclne. OH, Lynn Makosky (Steve) of Douglasville, GA, Michele George (Eric) of Findlay, OH: grandnieces and grandnephews Justine, Marisa, Lauren, Jack, Alex, Jenna and Emma, and many cousins and friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY, on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation is on Monday, October 31, 2011 from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sparkill. Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention – Sister Mary Murray, President.

Published in the The Journal News on October 30, 2011


Miceli, Sister Jeanne [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=jeanne-miceli&pid=154309678&cid=full

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:18 PM
Subject: JOBIT: Miceli, Sister Jeanne 1977 RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that Sister Jeanne received her masters in 1977.

May She Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Miceli, Sister Jeanne [MC1977 RIP]

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Oct 30, 2011 

MFOUND: Safe Halloween Experience at MC


Posted by Adam in Blog, Uncategorized on Oct 29, 2011

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We attended the Safe Halloween Experience at Manhattan College yesterday, and it was absolutely a great community event. I wished I’d known about it before, so I could have told more of our friends. (and written it up for this blog)

We got invited at the last minute by one of AA’s classmates. Run by the Manhattan College chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society, student clubs take over two administration buildings at Manhattan College. Each room is run by a different college club, and activities include decorating trick or treat bags, participating in a scavenger hunt, games, walking through a haunted house, and of course trick or treating for candy. Some of the rooms were so-so, but some were elaborately decorated and amazingly designed, esp. when you consider the lack of budget and time for something like this.

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[JR: Cute? ]

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Oct 30, 2011 

JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) on Banzhaf’s suits

From: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)
Date: Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 2:10 AM
Subject: John Banzhaf & Catholic University

Anyone who’s followed “The War On Smokers” over the last 40 years will be very familiar with John Banzhaf. In the last ten years he’s moved on to suing over things like fast foods and religion, but his tactics have remained basically the same: He uses the same style in this video about Catholic University that he got away with against us Free Choice folks (Note: that’s smoking choice, not abortion choice) for decades without anyone objecting:


Interesting note: pay particular attention to the pitch and tone of the interviewer’s voice near the end. Then pop back to her intro at the beginning. The amount of stress change in her voice is amazing.

And here’s a good article, along with a poll and some great comments about it:


Lesson: Never let a bully get away with bullying someone else……. Eventually you’ll be his target.

Michael J. McFadden
Peace Studies, 1973

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[JR: As a little L libertarian, as well as a fat old white guy injineer and little c Catholic, I'm pro-choice on everything. I believe that prospective mothers, unbrainwashed by the Gooferment Skrules run by the crazy left, and unbiased by Gooferment diktats, will choose life. (Ever see women around a new born? There positively insane.) It's only when the "pro choice" profit making machine insists that they must kill their unborn child that they can't see any other choices. I agree with Ron Paul that it's a State issue and probably a very personal issue. And, following a similar line of thought, if anyone cares, I think you should be able to put ANY drug in YOUR body. Just don't ask me to pay for the clean up. And, following along, you can BELIEVE anything you want, including in the flying spaghetti monster, just don't tell me that I have to wear a colander on my head. Or that women have to be wrapped from head to toe, can't drive, and have to be escorted like two year olds. (Although, there's some merit in my mind about not driving and mandatory clothing. Snooki and Lady "Gag" come to mind. And a whole host of "celebrities" that make me gag who should be escorted.) And, yes, I agree, we have to stand up to bullies, because eventually they'll get around to fat old white guy injineers!]

[JR: Thanks for getting my BP up on a snowy morning. Now I have to go shovel some of Mother Nature's latest joke. A blizzard for Halloween. Tricks on us!]

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Oct 30, 2011 

JEMAIL: Gearity John E. (MC1961) recalls the Terminal; vaguely familiar?

From: Gearity John E. (MC1961)
Date: Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 8:14 AM
Subject: Terminal Bar Photo


Re photo of Terminal Bar…brought back some memories. The two dapper dudes are eyeballing that Ford station wagon like they may want to ride home instead of walking up the subway steps ?

As I recall in the 1957 – 61 era at MC, the Terminal was a bus driver and motorman bar. The bus and subway drivers were the primary patrons during a quick break from their vehicles. There was a lunch counter. The back room was the primary MC student venue for group beer parties. Most of the classier students of that day would never be seen at the bar in the Terminal which was reserved for wheezing old men smoking and drinking boilermakers. The preferred bars were the Greenleaf which served as a rendezvous point for launching many adventures into the night. No young lady would enter the Leaf as it was regarded as a declasse place for guys and the primary venue for Irish hurley players to beat each other up with their sticks on a Sunday night after coming there from an afternoon at Croke Park. The Pinewood was for the upper crust MC students especially the booths in the back where one could usually find the MC English department Professors providing additional instruction if you bought them a few beers. Those were the days my friend, Any more bar photos ?

John Gearity ’61A

[JR: (1) I'm sure those gentlemen were discussing the finer points of "social justice". Besides a Fix Or Repair Daily most likely wouldn't have started; key or no key. (2) Ditto my memories from '62 to '69. I was in there as Prepster thanks to the poor lighting to check proof. Or was it the premium price? (3) I recollect that there were Mounties, but no young ladies, in there from time to time. And, as I recollect the Mounties were of high moral character and low physical attractiveness. And it was an article of faith that it was waste of money to try and get them drunk since a hollow leg was part of the Mount's entrance requirements. Besides, why would you chase girls when there was all that cheap beer to drink. Least you could HAVE the beer. (4) By my time, the profs had a disappeared. The MC "management" was actively hostile to these fine establishments. I wish we had Chem Lab there; maybe then I could have gotten the correct results. (5) Those were indeed the some of the best days of my life. Until I married and she TOLD me that I was mistaken and my "best years" were starting then. Sadly, she was right; I miss her. OK, they were the second best. Wink, wink! (6) We'll have to depend upon my anonymous source for more. A prestigious lawyer with whom I spent time doing "research" in these fine establishments, he's probably not interested in being connected with such riff raff. (7) I miss those great places and the comrades as well.]

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Oct 30, 2011 

JFACEBOOK: Sokoli, Valbona [MC2012] posts a picture


Sokoli, Valbona [MC2012] posts a picture of MC’s Halloween party.

[JR: Yes, since going coed, MC has certain attracted some distracting girls. Amazing how anyone gets any studying done at all. Glad everyone is secure in their sexuality.]

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Oct 30, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Ryan, Burton [MC1971] Asst US Attorney, Eastern District of NY


Ryan, Burton [MC1971]
Assistant US Attorney, Eastern District of New York
Greater New York City Area
Law Practice


BURTON T. RYAN, JR, an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, received a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law (1975) and a B.S. in Economics from Manhattan College (1971). Mr. Ryan has been a prosecutor on the local, state and federal level for over thirty years and an adjunct professor at St. John’s University Law School. Students he has instructed have won regional and national trial competitions, including the ABA‘s White Collar Crime Trial competition.

He currently specializes in complex multi-agency investigations involving both corporate and criminal enterprises. Illustrative of those efforts is the EDNY’s Federal Construction Task Force which received national awards from the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency. Other corporate prosecutions include the prosecution of the New York Racing Association for fraud and tax offenses and various securities fraud, money laundering and tax prosecutions. AUSA Ryan also coordinates a DEA Career Dealer Initiative which received numerous awards from the Department of Justice and National Law Enforcement orgaiizations for it’s innovative techniques in dismantling regional and international drug organizations. In 2010 the IRS awarded him it’s highest honor, the prestigious Chief’s Award for his body of work.

Mr. Ryan has spoken before various agencies and associations, including: U.S. Department of Transportation National Fraud Awareness Conferences, National Association of Inspector Generals, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Training Academy and the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center. He is a contributing author to the Department of Justice’s handbook on “Crisis Response and Related Litigation.”

Mr. Ryan is a past program director and president of the American Inns of Court, Theodore Roosevelt Inn and Co-Chair of the Federal Bar Counsel’s Long Island Committee

Specialties: Investigations; international and domestic anti-money laundering, anti-fraud, anti-kickback compliance; corporate compliance in tax and government contracting; complex case and Inter-Agency coordination; Teaching; Trial Advocacy.

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Oct 31, 2011 

MFOUND: MC’s Open House — positive press




Kelsey Sullivan

@nickel_finn I absolutely loved Manhattan College! Gianna was my tour guide and it was awesome!!

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[JR: MC's Open House went well from some Twitterverse comments I see. ]

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Oct 31, 2011 

JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) on the classy Terminal

Dear fJohn,

I am with you, the Terminal in that picture is a lot classier looking than I remember it from the 1968-72 era.

Thanks, as always for your good work.

mike toner
Buffalo, NY
BEE ’72

[JR: Well we probably looked a lot better in our younger days too. ROFL, I know I for sure did. No comment about the gentlemen discussing "social justice" and modern economic theory?]

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Oct 31, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Schettig, Tiffany [MC2003] Reg Sales Mgr at Ultra Hardware


Schettig, Tiffany [MC2003]
Regional Sales Manager – East Coast/Canada at Ultra Hardware
Greater New York City Area
Import and Export

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Nov 1, 2011 

JOBIT: Parker, Michael P. Sr. [MC1963 RIP]


Michael P. Parker Sr.

Michael P. Parker Sr., 70, of Guilderland, passed peacefully on October 29, 2011 after a long illness surrounded by family.

Born on August 25, 1941, to the late Paul F. Parker and Eileen Kendrick Parker of Loudon-ville, Mike was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in 1959 where he achieved the rank of captain, and lettered in basketball and track. He enrolled in Manhattan College where he played on the freshman basketball team. He graduated in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in science.

Mike went to work for the State University of New York central administration in 1963. In 1967, Mike joined the ranks of the New York State Department of Health, where he was eventually appointed director of health facilities planning. He retired in 1995, and then later served as a consultant for Cicero and Associates of White Plains, N.Y.

Mike was a member of Fort Hunter Volunteer Fire Company, starting in 1968. He served as chairman of the Fort Hunter Board of Fire Commissioners for more than 30 years. Through this role, Mike was instrumental in the formation of Western Turnpike Rescue Squad Station Two on Carman Road in Guilderland. He was named a life member of Fort Hunter.

Mike was a communicant of St. Madeleine Sophie Church in Guilderland and a member of Pinehaven Country Club in Guilderland.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Patricia Cassidy Parker of Guilderland; daughter, Kathleen M. Leto and her husband, Robert J. Leto of Guilderland; daughter, Maureen M. Gokey and her husband, Frederick E. Gokey IV, of Troy; son, Michael P. Parker Jr. and his wife, Angelica Parker of Guilderland and son, Matthew C. Parker of Guilderland; grandchildren, Cassidy, Mason and Genevieve Leto, Fiona and John A. Gokey, Isabela, Sofia and Lucia Parker; sister, Melinda Cushine and her husband, Jon Cushine; aunts, Eleanor Parker Roddy and Mary Jane Toot Parker; nephews, Brian and Timothy Reagan; brothers-in-law, Jack Cassidy and his wife, Virginia Carr Cassidy of San Diego, James Cassidy and his wife, Nancy Neville Cassidy of Pinehurst, N.C., and William Cassidy and his wife, Joyce Dunn Cassidy of Loudonville. Mike is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mike was the godson of the late George T. Parker and Dora Kendrick Halter.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Guilderland’s DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 5216 Western Turnpike (Rt. 20 just west of Carman Road, Rt.146). Funeral services will begin Thursday, 9 a.m. at the funeral home followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of St. Madeleine Sophie, 3500 Carman Rd. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands. The family suggests contributions in Michael’s name to Birthright of Albany, N.Y., 586 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12206.

Published in Albany Times Union from November 1 to November 2, 2011


Parker, Michael P. Sr. [MC1963 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/timesunion-albany/guestbook.aspx?n=michael-parker&pid=154424606&cid=full

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Nov 1, 2011 

JHQ: “Contemporary Catholic College Student” 11/11 1445


The Contemporary Catholic College Student Presentation
Friday, November 11, 2011 Start: 2.45pm

Presentation by John R. Wilcox, Director of the Center for Lasallian Studies, on “The Contemporary Catholic College Student,” in the Alumni Room of the O’Malley Library.

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[JR: Broke, in debt, with poor employment prospects, and under siege by society for beliefs. In short, no place to go but up? ]

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Nov 2, 2011 

MOBIT: Fiorillo, Jon [MCattendee RIP]


Brockport campus remembers life of late lacrosse player
By Megan Badger Executive Editor

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Jon Fiorillo May 1989 – October 2011

Student, friend and talented lacrosse player Jonathan Michael Fiorillo passed away Thursday, Oct. 27 at 22 years old.

Fiorillo was a transfer student from Painted Post, N.Y. He graduated as an All-American from Corning West High School before going on to study and play lacrosse at Onondaga Community College (OCC) in Syracuse. From there he transferred to Manhattan College where he also played lacrosse. He joined the Brockport family last spring, studying physical education and serving as the starting goalie for Brockport lacrosse. Fiorillo was a senior this year and he was recently hired as an assistant coach for the Brockport lacrosse team.

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“Jon (Fiorillo) was a great lacrosse player who played with heart and determination, but more importantly he was an even better person,” Brockport men’s lacrosse coach Ben Wineburg said in a statement on the Brockport athletics website. “The program will miss him terribly both on and off the field.”

Former teammate Jason Baetzhold played goalie with Fiorillo last spring and said he helped the team a lot last year, and even more as a coach this year.

“He always had a smile on his face and was just a great kid to be around,” Baetzhold said. “He was an amazing teammate and supported every single one of us no matter the situation. He really was the definition of a team player.”

College at Brockport President John Halstead released a statement reflecting on the untimely death of Fiorillo.

“It’s always a tragedy when we lose a member of the Brockport family, especially so early in life,” Halstead said. “Jon had a significant impact upon his friends, classmates and members of the men’s lacrosse team. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Jon’s family and to everyone who cared so deeply for him.”

Calling hours for Fiorillo were held Monday, Oct. 31 in Corning, N.Y.

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Fiorillo, Jon [MCattendee RIP]

[JR: Attendees are recognized on the theory "if it's important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers". Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade.]

Guestbook: None cited

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Nov 2, 2011 

JHQ: NYC Alum meet 11/17 1800

Dear Ferdinand,

Join us for a special reception of the New York City Alumni Club. Attendees are encouraged to invite alumni and colleagues for a social networking atmosphere.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
New York Life Insurance Company
51 Madison Avenue, 13th Floor
Ben Feldman Memorial Auditorium

Register Now!

$55 per person. Click here for online registration. http://goo.gl/uyyyi

Reservations are required in advance by Monday, Nov. 14 (security mandates that all guest be pre-registered).

For more information e-mail us at alumni@manhattan.edu or call (718) 862-7432.

About the speaker…

Russell Schriefer ’80,

Principal, Stevens & Schriefer Group

For more than 20 years, Russell Schriefer has been a successful strategist and media consultant. He has worked on four of the last five presidential campaigns. Most recently, he served as the media consultant to Governor Chris Christie, the first Republican to be elected governor of New Jersey in more than a decade, and is currently advising GOP hopeful Mitt Romney. His specialties include overall campaign strategy, message development and advertising. Schriefer has provided direction to a wide range of corporate clients, including Fortune 500 companies and national associations, and has written, directed and edited hundreds of commercials. He earned a bachelor’s degree in government with a concentration in business from Manhattan College in 1980.

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Nov 2, 2011 

JNEWS: Brown, Lindsay E. [MC2007] Eco Chick’s Managing Editor


Lindsay E. Brown Named Eco Chick’s New Managing Editor
by Starre Vartan · 11/01/11

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I’m excited to announce that Lindsay E. Brown, the columnist behind the much-loved series “Heroines for the Planet” is Eco-Chick.com’s new Managing Editor. Lindsay is passionate about enhancing women’s lives in a way that involves caring for the planet and self, and so she’s the perfect addition to growing Eco Chick as we move forward.

The co-author (along with Nancy A. Shenker) of the brand new book, “Don’t Hook Up with the Dude in the Next Cube: 200 Career Secrets for 20-somethings”, Lindsay is currently out and about promoting her new guide (check out the book’s site to learn more). She says the book isn’t just about office politics though. “Sure the book is very career-focused, but many of the common themes weaved throughout are about fulfillment, happiness and health. If you are sad and sick inside, a great gig or a successful career means absolutely nothing at the end of the day. It’s important to make the right career moves, but it’s equally important to take care of yourself and to be happy,” says Lindsay.

Lindsay is on the forefront of leading the next generation of women through life lessons she’s learned as she’s navigated the world of work and personal challenges. Having struggled with an eating disorder for five years, she deeply understands what women go through when they are grappling with control of their lives or body. “My hope is that other women and girls who are out there who have struggled or are struggling, or those who may be plagued by body images issues, or any other painful period in their life, realize that it’s OK to talk about it, that it’s possible to be happy again, and that their struggle does not define them.” I think it’s so important for us to be able to speak about scary, difficult issues with each other; not feeling alone (community!) is the first step to true healing.

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Brown, Lindsay E. [MC2007]

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Nov 2, 2011 

JNEWS: Dugas Glover, Lauren [MC1994] MD Humanities Council Board


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Two new gubernatorial appointees were added to the MHC board in August. They include Lauren Dugas Glover from Prince George’s County and Dr. David Wilson from Baltimore City. Lauren Dugas Glover currently serves as the Assistant to the Chair of the Maryland Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee. She was recently appointed to the Maryland Commission on Public Art. Dugas is also a Board Director for the National Children’s Museum and serves as a member of the Maryland 9/11 Memorial Dedication Planning Committee.

She holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MBA from Manhattan College. Dr. David Wilson is the 12th president of Morgan State University and was selected as one of The Daily Record newspaper’s Influential Marylanders for 2011. Wilson serves on the Boards of Directors of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the United Way of Central Maryland, and the Governing Board of the Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center and the P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland.

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Dugas Glover, Lauren [MC????]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 10:35 PM
Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] JNEWS: Dugas Glover, Lauren 1994 Maryland Humanities Council Board

Dear John,

I believe that Lauren received her Masters in 1994.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dugas Glover, Lauren [MC1994]

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Nov 3, 2011 

JOBIT: Burns, Sr. Dorothy [MC1970 RIP]


Sister Dorothy Burns  

Burns, Sister Dorothy

Sister Dorothy Burns, OP, of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, NY, died on October 31, 2011 in New York University Hospital in Manhattan, NY.

Born in New York City on April 30, 1926, Dorothy was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Cullen Burns. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1945 and became known as Sister Elizabeth James. She professed her first vows in 1947 and her final vows in 1952. Sister earned a B.S. in Education from Fordham University, NY and MA in History from Manhattan College, NY.

Throughout her professioinal life, Sister Dorothy ministered in the Archdiocese of New York. She taught in the Bronx at St. John Chrysostom, (1947-56); St. Ann (1956-65); and Aquinas HS (1965-72). From 1972-73, Sister Dorothy worked at Project Find in NY, was director of seniors at Immaculate Conception Parish in NY from 1973-74 and worked for Catholic Charities in the Office for Disabled Persons from 1974-87. For 16 years, she worked at Encore 49 as a Case Manager and then as Director of the Shop and Escort Services. For many summers, sister was Director at Camp Carroll, a program for disabled children and adults.

She also served as an Eucharistic Minister at Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital right up until her untimely death this past Monday.

Sister Dorothy is predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth and James Burns; her brother and sisters, Evelyn Lynch, Richard Burns and Ruth Nardone. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation is on Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sparkill. Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention Sister Mary Murray, President.

Published in the The Journal News on November 3, 2011


Burns, Sr. Dorothy [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=dorothy-burns&pid=154439107&cid=full


From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 1:46 AM
Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] JOBIT: Burns, Sr. Dorothy 1970 RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that Sister Dorothy received her Masters in 1970.

May She Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Hmm, staying up late tonight?]

Burns, Sr. Dorothy [MC1970 RIP]

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Nov 3, 2011 

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids O’Leary, James [MC1977 RIP]


Daily News’ ‘go-to guy’ James O’Leary, manager in finance department, dies at 56
Newspaper’s advertisement and billing departments manager had rep for working long hours
Saturday, October 29 2011, 7:36 AM

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] JOBIT: O’Leary, James 1977 RIP]

Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


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[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Leary, James [MC1977 RIP]

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Nov 3, 2011 

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Murphy, John [MC1957]


2011 Patch Elections: District 16 County Legislator

John Murphy, Eliot Tozer or Andrew Wiley. Wiley, who is on the Common Sense line after losing to Murphy in a Republican primary, did not respond to Patch’s questionnaire request.

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:58 PM
Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] JNEWS: Murphy, John 1957 runs for District 16 County Legislator

Dear John,

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


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Murphy, John [MC1957]

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Nov 3, 2011 

JHQ: In Top 100 in Kiplinger’s Best Value


Manhattan College Named as One of the Top 100 in Kiplinger’s Best Value in Private Colleges Survey

Manhattan College was recently named as one of the top 100 private universities in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Best Value in Private Colleges’ survey.

“Manhattan College’s placement on the Kiplinger’s Best Value list is a recognition of our continued fulfillment of a core promise of our mission: to provide the best education possible at the most affordable price,” said Brennan O’Donnell.

Riverdale, NY (PRWEB) November 02, 2011

[JR: Maybe MC can survive. I've cite the studies that say that the USA only needs 100 college or universities. Value might determine survival. A motivated enthusiastic alumni corps has to figure into that. imho, besides being an "orphan" of Manhattan Prep, if the Alma Mater dies, it's not a good thing. ]

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Nov 3, 2011 

JHQ: Kristallnacht 11/7 1930


3rd Annual Schweitzer Lecture
Monday, November 7, 2011 7.30pm

The fourth annual Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture will feature honored speakers Peter Black, Ph.D., senior historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Rebecca Erbelding, archivist of the museum, discussing Kristallnacht: The Diary of Robert Harlan and Preserving Jewish Experiences. This event is free and open to the public and will be held in Smith Auditorium.

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Nov 3, 2011 

JHQ: 1500 at snowy open house


Manhattan College Hosts Open House

Despite the surprise October snowstorm, nearly 1,500 people gathered on Manhattan College’s campus on Sunday, Oct. 30 for the College’s annual fall Open House.

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Nov 3, 2011 

JNEWS: Napolitano, Allan [MC2007] for Harrington Park council


Elections: Harrington Park mayor and council

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Allan Napolitano

Candidate for council


FROM THE CANDIDATE: Allan Napolitano has been a resident of Harrington Park for 24 years. He intends to stay and raise his own family here in the community he grew to love. Allan is running for council to ensure it thrives with the core values that made him the person he is today.

Allan attended Don Bosco Preparatory and graduated from Manhattan College with a major in Business Management and minor in Marketing. He works for Sony Corporation in Business Development and Partnerships, but started in Customer Service only four years prior. From working in his family produce business to being awarded an Eagle Scout distinction in only four years, Allan understands the true value of working hard and giving back to your community.

Allan is a member of Our Lady of Victory’s parish where he volunteers with the senior youth group. He is an active member of Knights of Columbus, elected Grand Knight after only three years. Allan believes in serving the community and forging ahead to tap into opportunities for the betterment of Harrington Park.

Allan will bring substantial management skills and technical abilities to the council. He would like to incorporate technology to improve interaction within the community.

He has a vested interest in maintaining and improving the schools, sports programs and parks, and making sure residents get the most out of tax dollars. Appreciating the past, tangible improvements made through grants, Allan believes it is critical to actively continue to bring back our share of this available state money.

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Napolitano, Allan [MC????]

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From: Ferrara, Richard P. (MC1972)
Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 12:36 PM
Subject: Napolitano, Allan [MC????] for Harrington Park council

He’s class of 2007.

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[JR: Thanks, Rich. Much appreciated. Mike’s gonna think you’re after his high paying job on the Research Desk at the Virtual Jasper Newsroom. ROFL!]

Napolitano, Allan [MC2007]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] JNEWS: Napolitano, Allan 2007 for Harrington Park council

Dear John,

I believe that Allan is a member of the Class of 2007.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

[JR: That young whipper snapper may be after your job. Have you told anyone how much it pays? I don't want to be deluged with resumes. RFOL. Yup, we do have a lot of fun late at night here in the the Virtual Jasper Newsroom. We're all punchy!]

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Nov 3, 2011 

JHQ: MC Monthly – November 2011


College Recognized in Kiplinger’s Survey
School Building Leadership Program Receives TEAC Accreditation
College Honored With Good Neighbor Award
Superior General from Rome To Visit Manhattan College on Nov. 9
Manhattan College Hosts Open House
Hannon ’69 and Dillon ’62 Named to Manhattan College Board of Trustees
School of Science Educating Tomorrow’s Scientists
Business Student Awarded Accounting Scholarship
Engineering Students Take First and Second Place in AOC Competition

Manhattan Community Receives NGO Perspective on Recent Developments in the Middle East and North Africa
Schweitzer Lecture Features Speakers From U.S. Holocaust Museum
Manhattan’s Air Force ROTC Recruiting Students

Long Island Alumni Reception on Nov. 9
Athletic Hall of Fame To Induct Eight at Nov. 12 Ceremony
New York City Club Reception on Nov. 17
Southwest Florida Alumni Reception on Nov. 29
Come to the Gulf Coast Alumni Luncheon on Nov. 30
Battle of the Bronx – Manhattan vs. Fordham
Calling All Alumni of Singers and Glee Club
Become a Class Representative
Become a Mentor at Manhattan
Jaspers Helping Jaspers
Giving to Manhattan
Alumni Resources

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments
HR Announcements
Welcome New Employees
Manhattan College Promotions
Manhattan College Milestones

Athletics Debuts New Basketball Floor
Four Manhattan Teams Boast Perfect Graduation Rates
Softball Named Division I All-Academic Team By NFCA
Quezada Joins Manhattan Baseball Staff
Blair Featured In MAAC “A Day In the Life” Video
George Beamon Selected to Preseason All-MAAC Second Team

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Nov 5, 2011

JVIDEO: MC bagpipes


Manhattan College Pipes & Drums

Uploaded by MCPerformingArtsDept on Nov 4, 2011

At Open House 2011. Performing Minstrel Boy

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Nov 5, 2011

JFOUND: Lamiano, Frank [MC1956] Phi Kappa Theta 50th 5/20/12


2012-05-17 50th Reunion of Manhattan College
Date: Thursday, May 17 – Sunday May 20, 2012
Location: Windham, NY (Catskill Mountains)

Description: This is an open event to all Brothers in Phi Kappa Theta.

Thursday night: A reunion of Brothers from the 1940′s to the 1970′s. Cocktail hour will be held at a local restaurant.
Friday: There will be an after breakfast golf tournament as well as dinner and cocktail party that night.
Saturday: We will take a group picture and continue the golf tournament (final round). Mass will be celebrated by Brother Father Erwin, followed by the Green and White Phi Kappa Ball. The ball will be a black-tie event held at a local establishment. This will be a catered affair with a radio DJ playing music from the 1950′s thru the 1970′s.
Sunday: Our traditional auction will be held to raise money for a worthy cause. Traditional Bloody Mary’s will be served. The auction gifts will consist of items brothers and sisters are desiring to get rid of.

Contact: Frank Lamiano (Manhattan College, ’56)

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Lamiano, Frank [MC1956]

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Nov 5, 2011

JNEWS: Allan, William R. [MC????] retires from Verizon Delaware


Verizon Delaware President William R. Allan to Retire After 33 Years of Service
By Verizon
Published: Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 – 8:08 am

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 4, 2011 — WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — William R. Allan, president of Verizon Delaware, has announced that he will retire at the end of the year after 33 years of service with Verizon.

“Throughout his career, Bill has jumped into every challenge and consistently delivered value for our customers, our employees and our communities,” said Colleen McCloskey, Verizon’s senior vice president of state government affairs. “His leadership and broad experience have guided Verizon through a period of dramatic change in Delaware’s telecommunications landscape. We thank Bill for his many accomplishments and wish him and his family all the best.”

Allan said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed being in the middle of the constant changes occurring in the telecommunications industry during my career. I’ve been able to work with many talented people in our company and with leaders in business and government. I am very thankful for the opportunities Verizon has offered me, and am proud of what my teams and I have been able to accomplish.”

Allan began his telecommunications career in 1978 as a central office engineer with the New York Telephone Company in New York City. He went on to hold positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, network planning, marketing, public affairs and government relations at New York Telephone, NYNEX, Bellcore and Bell Atlantic. In 2005, Allan was named president of Verizon Delaware and assumed responsibility for Verizon’s public policy initiatives in the state.

Allan is the vice chair of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, and he serves on the boards of the Christiana Care Health System Visiting Nurse Association, the Delaware Business Roundtable and the Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies. Allan also is on the Delaware P-20 Council and until recently was the board chair of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League. He also serves on the Christiana Care Health System Board of Trustees.

Allan graduated from Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and from New York University with a master’s degree in business administration.

Organizational changes resulting from Allan’s retirement will be determined at a later date.

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Nov 5, 2011

ADMINISTRIVIA: long week, with no “JOY”, hope your amused

From the CIC’s desk at the Virtual Jasper Newsroom under the heading of what does the CIC do when there’s nothing to do …

… and questions in Yahoo Answers. (Figure you can use a laugh!)

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Do i have a shot at college? Please help!?

I have a 3.0 gpa in school and will be entering my senior year in high school. I also play Varsity Soccer for 3 years in High school, and 1 year of JV lacrosse and 1 year of Varsity lacrosse. I also volunteer at my local library, and do volunteer as maintenence and as a counselor at a week-long christian camp in Pennsylvania for 2 years. My highest scores on my SAT thus far is 530 on Verbal, 570 writing, and 460 on Math. I’ll be re-taking the test about 1-2 more times this fall. If i really bust it out my senior year, 3.5 or higher, will i have a shot at higher level schools like Syracuse or Rutgers? I’m looking to go into Journalism-Print. I know newhouse @ syracuse is extremely difficult to get into, so ill settle for any other related major…do i atleast have a shot at West Virginia?? Is there any other schools you’d recommend?! Thanks a lot. Looking for a thorough answer..

So with my information, i’m interested in Long Island U., West Virginia U., Syracuse U, Rutgers U, Manhattan College & SUNY Cortland. Do i have a shot!? at any. Please help, thank you:)

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I’m only an alum from 1968. But I think you’re going about this all wrong?

Who cares whether you’ll get in or not. You should be asking “Why am I going to College?” Any college may let you in; you have to decide if you want to be there.

“It’s not the depth of the well that determines how much water you’ll carry away; it’s the size of the bucket you bring.”

You have to figure out the tough questions like “What do I want to be when I grow up?”, “What am I going to do for the Universe that will enable me to fulfill my dreams?”, or maybe “What do I want to have in my life?”.

You should develop a set of requirements. After all you are the buyer of “education”! Then you take your requirements to each school, sit down face 2 face, and have them sell you on why they can meet your requirements best.

Effort on your part? Sure. Non-traditional? Maybe. But guaranteed you’ll make an impression.

If a school isn’t interested in having a conversation with you, then their interest and yours are not aligned. I know that the folks at Manhattan want what is best for you. And, they will tell you honestly if you’re not a match for MC. I’m told they will even guide you to where there is a better fit.

Not knowing you personally or your specific requirements, I can only tell you that MC was perfect for me. I probably would have dropped out of a bigger school due to “distractions” and I’d have been kicked out of the smaller schools for poor grades. But MC was committed to making me better. Even if I didn’t help much.


I suggest that — after you get your requirements done — you contact William J. Bisset, Jr. Vice President for Enrollment Management 718-862-7200 william.bisset@manhattan.edu. Make an appointment and get a real answer.

Good luck, Donna Nobis Pacem,

Ferdinand J. Reinke
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Alumni, Manhattan College Class of 1968



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Asker’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Asker’s Comment: Thanks a lot, and especially thanks for the sources! I’ll make sure to contact as many people on admission as I can for a straight forward answer… you definitely gave me a different outlook to how i evaluate my educations. Thanks a lot !

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[JR: And, so I've violated the Federation's Prime Directive. the Prime Directive, Starfleet's General Order #1, which dictates that there can be no interference with the internal development of alien civilizations. But considering I haven't been a Starfleet Officer for a long time, I guess it's OK. Yeah, I know. Sometimes fat old white guy injineers get Old's Heimers. Been a long week, with no "JOY", so I had to amuse myself.]

[JR: You can prevent this by submitting "stuff" to the Research Desk in the Virtual Jasper Newsroom.]

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Oct 31, 2011 

Comment on Gearity John E. (MC1961) recalls the Terminal

by Rich Kaufmann

The Pinewood was for the upper crust? Then why the hell did I spend four years from ’64 to ’68 in that place?

Jimmy the owner/bartender was made our honorary fraternity president (Iota Gamma Rho) and 10 cent beers were great. Never saw a prof in the ‘Wood’.

Spent every Wednesday & Friday (remember activity time) in there.

Ah the memories!!

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Nov 2, 2011 

Comment on Murphy, John [MC1957] runs for District 16 

by jamesjbrown

is this the same john murphy who was a member of Beta Sigma and had a brother Dan?

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[JR: No idea. Any help out there?]

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Nov 5, 2011

ENDNOTE: School choice a ‘defining social justice issue’


Pennsylvania bishops: school choice a ‘defining social justice issue’
October 13, 2011

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Following a statement in which the bishops of Pennsylvania called school choice “a defining social justice issue of our society,” the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference has lent its support to Governor Tom Corbett’s plan to introduce school vouchers and expand the state Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC).

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“Social Justice” equals “socialism”, if not worse.

BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), sounds like they are finally fighting for Catholic schools. Perhaps too late.

From Day One, the Gooferment’s role in “education” should have been vigorously opposed as First Amendment issue.

Gooferment should not be allowed to dumb down and propagandize future voters.

I just shake my head at how the battle was lost before the first shots were fired.


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