JASPER JOTTINGS Week 21 - 2012 May 20    

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



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POSITRACTION: Georgetown invited Sebelius


An email from "CatholicVote.org"

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Catholic Georgetown University announced late Friday that they have selected Kathleen Sebelius as the commencement speaker for their Public Policy Institute graduation awards 6ceremony scheduled for May 18.

Tell Georgetown: Stop dividing the Church!

Yes, that Kathleen Sebelius -- the current Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the face of the new HHS mandate forcing all employers, including Catholic hospitals and schools, to provide free coverage for birth control, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs.

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Well, this is a positive reason to be inspired to take action.

Regardless of where you fall on the pro-life pro-choice spectrum, the "brand" Catholic is in trouble.

There is confusion in the marketplace of ideas as to what it means to be "catholic". This is outside the "I'm a sinner" debate. We all, especially me, are admonished that we can do better. Let he who is without … This is deliberately thumbing the nose at Holy Mother Church.

Now, you may think that Islam is over the top with violence over sectarian issues. But, in a way, I can understand their passion.

SO what are you, my fellow alums, going to DO.

It's all about what motivates action.

I once heard in Theology class from you know who, that even a "bad example" is in God's Plan because it motivates us to do good better. Yeah, I got a D so maybe I didn't understand. Maybe I still don't.

But do you?

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JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961) on Capitalism and the JMPC fiasco

Dear Jasper John,

After reading about how Yonkers proved Socialism is a failure I'll look for you to do the same for Capitalism by citing the JP Morgan fiasco.

(but I know that you can conjure up some way of blaming the government for the big loss)

In your world business is sacrosanct.


JPMorgan Loses $2 Billion on Unit’s ‘Egregious Mistakes’ (Update 1)

Sincerely yours,
Donald M Stebbins
BS 1961

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Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961)

[JR: I responded, but in the interest of not monopolizing the conversation, I moved it to this week's ENDNOTE. Thanks for the "gift", I was running out of ideas.]

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JNEWS: Davignon, Paul [MC1969] fights early onset Alzheimer's


Former Brother remains devoted to his church
Published 05:28 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2012

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Paul Davignon: Deacon at St. Matthew's, a Catholic church in Voorheesville

Background: Born and raised in Pawtucket, R.I., he became a De La Salle Christian Brother in 1959. He graduated in 1964 from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and has master's degrees in French from Teachers College of Columbia University and in theology from Manhattan College. He left the congregation of De La Salle Brothers in 1969 the year he married. He and his wife, Maryann, live in Delmar, have three grown daughters, Laure-Jeanne, Christi-Anne and Marielle.

You were ordained as a deacon in 1978 in the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J. What were your duties?

I was full-time deacon and conducted weddings, funerals, baptisms, assisted with liturgical duties and provided general support. Even after we moved to Delmar in 1989, I continued to teach in New Jersey and came home on weekends. I had to retire when I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's in 2009. I was 67.

How were you diagnosed?

I was attending a retreat in northern New Jersey. I blanked out for an hour. I was admitted to a hospital there, subjected to a battery of tests for one week and then diagnosed.

How are you dealing with it?

My wife's mother had Alzheimer's and my father had it. We have accepted it. There is nothing you can do.

St. Matthew's has an Alzheimer's support group. My wife saw an AARP item in Parade magazine on aging and Alzheimer's, which mentioned its U.S. database of clinical trials. She found one close by, the Memory Center in Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. I have just started a study for an experimental medicine to arrest the condition.

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Davignon, Paul [MC????]

[JR: We can only pray for someone to find a cure for this terrible disease. Guess my prayer list just got a little longer.]

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul received his masters in 1969.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Davignon, Paul [MC1969]

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MNEWS: 1886 Brother Jasper Brennan


Answers to Questions About New York

JASPERS The Manhattan College baseball team in 1886 with their coach, Brother Jasper Brennan, center.
Published: May 11, 2012

[JR: Great pic; story we've all heard before.]

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JNEWS: Pizzingrillo, Michael [MC????] Sup Albany Diocese Schools


Albany Diocese names new schools superintendent
The Business Review by Pam Allen, Reporter
Date: Friday, May 11, 2012, 6:44am EDT

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The deputy superintendent of the Brooklyn Diocese will become superintendent of schools for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany effective July 1.

The Rev. Bishop Howard Hubbard has named Michael Pizzingrillo, who currently lives in Oceanside, Long Island, to the position.

Pizzingrillo replaces Sister Jane Herb, who was elected to the role of major superior in her religious community.

Pizzingrillo has held several teaching and administrative positions with the Brooklyn Dioceses since he began there in 1995. Those roles included serving as an elementary school principal, and then as an associate superintendent for strategic planning, government programs and public policy.

He is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University, where he is currently completing a doctorate.

Pizzingrillo has a professional diploma in school administration and supervision from Manhattan College, and a bachelor of arts and master of science in elementary education from St. John’s University.

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Pizzingrillo, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my "stuff" for Michael,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

[JR: Any help out there?]

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JNEWS: Carforo, David [MC????] Eastchester BOE Unopposed


Eastchester BOE Candidates Running Unopposed
by Mark Chapman

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EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – When Eastchester residents head for the polls Tuesday to vote on the 2012-13 school budget, they will also have the chance to give three members of the Board of Education a vote of confidence.

Board members Dave Carforo, John J. Curcio and Michelle S. Kissel are all unopposed for re-election to the nine-member panel. Here is a look at the candidates:

David Carforo, the current board secretary, is a real estate professional who has specialized in the development of rental housing since 1986. He is originally from the Bronx and has lived in Eastchester since 1994. His familiarity with the town goes back a lot further, though – his father, Nick Carforo (Eastchester High School class of 1946), was raised in town and operated a landscaping business here.

A trustee on the Board of Education since 2009, David Carforo serves on the board's Finance/Audit Advisory Committee and the Community Relations Committee.

Carforo graduated from Manhattan College and has earned advanced degrees from Bowling Green State University and New York University. He has two daughters: One graduated from Eastchester High School and is attending college, and the other is a junior who will graduate in June 2013.

John J. Curcio has 20 years of experience working in public schools in New York, beginning as a special education schoolteacher in New York City. He also served as the city's Chancellor's Review specialist. He has seven years of combined experience as a coordinator and as supervisor and director of human relations for BOCES in Nassau and Southern Westchester; and additional human resources experience with the Greenwich public schools, the Lakeland Central schools and the Roosevelt Union Free School District. He is an assistant principal with the New York City Department of Education. He is on the Eastchester Board of Education's Negotiations Committee, Finance Committee and Education Committee.

Curcio holds a doctorate in psychology and a master's degree in statistics, from Columbia University, as well as a master's in industrial psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from St. John's University in 1990.

Curcio said his education and career experience help him deal with complex issues.

"I've always had the courage to make difficult decisions on behalf of our students; defend the philosophy and goals of the Eastchester Board of Education; and work tirelessly, collaboratively and, most importantly, transparently, with all community members," he said.

He and his wife of nearly 20 years, Jamie, have lived in Eastchester for the past 11 years. Their 15-year-old daughter, Maddison, is an eighth-grader attending Eastchester Middle School. Their 12-year-old son, Jared, is a sixth-grader at Eastchester Middle School, and 7-year-old son Zachary is at Waverly.

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Carforo, David [MC????]

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JNEWS: Collins, Michael [MC1985] Tuckahoe's School Board Unopposed


Tuckahoe's Collins Runs Unopposed for School Board
by Mark Chapman

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Collins, 48, was sworn into office in mid-October to fill the unexpired term of Bronxville resident James Oliverio, who resigned in September after serving more than eight years on the board. He said he wanted to serve as a trustee "to find new ways to elevate the overall performance of the district's students despite limited financial resources, and to help the district negotiate a new contract with the teachers that is fair but will not require additional program cuts in the future as a result of the tax cap."

The tax levy cap that has loomed over the 2012-13 budget process may be helpful to taxpayers, but it may not be the best solution, Collins said.

"While the tax cap clearly will help control the unsustainable pattern of excessive tax increases, it is, nevertheless, a bit of political theater and a gimmick," he said. "The fundamental problem facing school districts was not on the revenue side but on the cost side. A cost cap would be far more meaningful to school districts than a tax cap. But that would require some major changes, such as repealing the Triborough Amendment, and Albany lacks the political courage to make such bold moves."

Born in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx, Collins has been a Tuckahoe resident since 1995. He is an attorney with the Manhattan law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC. He has practiced law in New York City for more than 20 years, the past 15 years as a labor and employment lawyer representing management.

He served as a coach for the Eastchester Youth Soccer Association from 2005 to 2008 and is a former Big Brother with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Westchester.

He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Manhattan College and earned his Juris Doctor with honors from Rutgers Law School in 1991. He was editor of the Rutgers Law Review from 1990-91.

Collins has been married for 17 years and has two sons, Michael in ninth grade and Nicholas in fifth grade, both of whom attend Tuckahoe schools.

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Collins, Michael [MC1985]

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JOBIT: Stanis, Francis "Frank" M. Sr. [MC1937 RIP]


Francis Stanis Sr.


Francis "Frank" M. Stanis Sr., 96, of Rockford died Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Born June 15, 1915, in Astoria, N.Y., son of Michael and Anna (Majeska) Stanis.

Graduated from Regis High School in New York City and from Manhattan College, where he was a member of the Beta Sigma Fraternity.

Served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force.

Married Anne L. Loofbourrow on Sept. 9, 1944, in Centralia, Wash.

Retired from Warner Lambert after 43 years.

Member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Management Club at Warner Lambert and Boy Scouts. Frank enjoyed gardening, playing bridge and was an avid golfer.

Survivors include wife, Anne; daughters, Marianne C. (Mike Baur) Stanis of West Chicago and Elizabeth J. (Patrick) Timm of Baltimore; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth A. Stanis of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren, Todd J. (Andrea) Stanis, Katy (Brad) Leftin, Kelly (Bryan) Diaz, Matthew (Alison) Timm, Andrew (Sara) Timm, Sarah (Brett) Henry and Patrick (Maureen Moen) Baur; great-grandchildren, Kyndal, Adlyn, Hadley, Gracie, McKayla, James and Grady; sister-in-law, Jean Stanis; niece, Nancy Stanis; and nephew, Daniel Stanis.

Predeceased by son, F. Michael Stanis Jr.; one sister; and two brothers.

Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, in Holy Family Catholic Church, 4401 Highcrest Rd., with visitation from 9:30 a.m. to service time. Arrangements by Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., Loves Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to VNA Hospice or Provena Saint Anne Center. For more information, visit delehantyfh.com.

Published in Rockford Register Star from May 13 to May 14, 2012


Stanis, Francis "Frank" M. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/rrstar/guestbook.aspx?n=francis-stanis&pid=157563835&cid=full

[JR: Married for 68 years, buried a son, and graduated MC before I was a "gleam". Imagine what he could have told us. Wish we could capture all those stories. Obits, like rainy days and Sundays, always get me down.]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Francis is a member of the  Class of 1937.

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Stanis, Francis "Frank" M. Sr. [MC1937 RIP]

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JOBIT: Lesce, Lou [MC1960 RIP]

Mike McEneney @ 10:05 PM to Jasperfjohn68 RE: Lou Lescs,'60 RIP

Good Afternoon,

It is with sadness that I ask for your prayers for a friend, colleague and fellow Jasper who died last night. Some of you know Lou so I want to share the information.

Lou Lesce ' 60 BA died last evening. Lou was probably the last person who was pulled out alive from the rubble of the terrorist attacks of the World Trade Center on 9/11/01. His work was not done. God had work yet for him to do and Lou fulfilled those expectations grandly as a Trainer and Facilitator at Lee Hecht Harrison. Lou always did the Right Thing. That was the choice he knew. His sense of humor, his truthfulness and integrity, his kindness and good will made him special. The hundreds of candidates he trained and coached at LHH and influenced positively are part of his legacy. Lou was also a great cook. Most times when he delivered a Seminar at LHH, he brought in trays of wonderful things he cooked and he always made sure the back office staff at LHH got their share. Not seen but not forgotten. Lou was considerate and thoughtful. Those of us who knew Lou loved, respected and admired him. Lou was a laSallian product who went about his work and life well dressed, well prepared and with Faith in God and the Human Spirit. He will be missed.

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Dear John,

Here is more on Lou.


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Lou's daughter-in-law Yvonne Ramirez just called with sad news.

 Our dear friend Lou Lesce passed away last night.

We know him as the facilitator of Quick Start who kept his attendees laughing, trained, and taken care of.

We know him as the man who brought from his home in Queens platters of gourmet food that he made and paid special attention that the admin staff were fed.

We know him as the dapper dresser who wore an elegantly folded pocket square.

We know him as probably the last man out of the World Trade Center on September 11 when he descended 68 floors as he was about to present a seminar for LHH.

We know him as a great story teller and a friend.

We will miss him.

There will be a viewing tonight at the Romanelli-Stevens Funeral Home in Ozone Park: 8901 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park, Queens 718-845-5151

{Extraneous Deleted}

For those who prefer to send a personal note:

87-10 149th Ave, Apt 3k; Howard Beach, NY 11414

Susan D. Eaton
SVP, Director of Professional Services
Executive Coach
Lee Hecht Harrison

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Lesce, Lou [MC1960 RIP]

Guestbook:  None cited or found

[JR: This is under the radar. And, I haven't found anything. Argh!  ]

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JHQ: Commencement Ceremony Live Stream


Watch the Commencement Ceremony Live Stream
Posted on May 14, 2012

The commencement ceremonies at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 and 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 will be broadcast live online. Please check back here on the day of for access to the streaming video.

For more information about commencement, please see the commencement website.

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2012 Commencement
170th Undergraduate Commencement
Sunday, May 20, 2012

Baccalaureate Mass: 10 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony: 1 p.m.
Draddy Gymnasium
170th Spring Commencement
Saturday, May 19, 2012

(For Masters and School of Continuing and Professional Studies students)
3 p.m.
Draddy Gymnasium

Please note, a live broadcast of the commencement ceremonies will be available to watch online.

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[JR: Way kool! If we'd had more notice we could have had virtual graduation parties. Can you imagine a bunch of old alums listening to speeches? Probably could win on AFV! Wonder if it's going to be available on replay. I have insomnia. Might be just what the doctor ordered. All joking aside, I like commencement speeches. Sometimes they are insightful and sometimes deadly dull. I can't remember any of the ones I attended. But then I can't remember high school either. I know I went; just didn't retain anything. LOL! I remember I was beaten often. Does that count?]

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JOBIT: Pierro, Annmarie Sofo [MC1996 RIP]

Sent: Mon, May 14, 2012 5:32 pm
Subject: Re: Prayer Request

Good Evening,

Michelle Colamartino '98 has informed Tom McCarthy of the death of fellow Jasper, Annmarie Pierro (Nee, Sofa '96). Annmarie died, Friday, in Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, N.J. Surviving are her Husband of 15 years, Paul A. Pierro, their four Sons Anthony, Jonathan, Reese & Jake, her Mother Phyllis, her Father Anthony, her Brother Anthony Sofa '01, and her Sister Melissa Johnson.

Speaking for the Family, Annmarie's Mother, Phyllis said of Annmarie; " Annmarie's love for her family gave her strength. She unknowingly taught us an important lesson. The challenges she faced never altered her compassion for others. She lived life to its' fullest for her family and she nurtured them with special loving qualities. Her boys are her treasures. Annmarie's smile will live in our hearts forever."

Annmarie was most recently Director, Learning Tree Pre-School, Red Bank, N.J., a position she held since 2006. She taught in the City School System for some time as well as at Learning Tree before taking over as Director. She was well respected for leading Symposiums regarding the needs of children and teachers.

Annmarie was a parishioner at St. Leo The Great Roman Catholic Church, Lincroft, N.J.

The Funeral will be Tuesday, 5/15/12 from:

Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home
Middletown, N.J.

Mass At: 11:00 AM
St. Clare's Roman Catholic Church
Great Kills, N.J.

Please keep Annmarie and her family in your prayers during this very difficult time. She is in God's Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven but will be greatly missed by her family.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon



Pierro, Annmarie Sofo [MC1996 RIP]      

[JR: Corrected maiden name 2012-05-19]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/app/guestbook.aspx?n=annmarie-pierro&pid=157558929&cid=full

[JR: This makes me sad. 38! Are you kidding me? With so many "bad people", politicians, dictators, and such available for "reassignment", makes me sad. And around Mother's Day. All I can say is "Dona Nobis Pacem".   ]

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[JR: Reported on SILIVE dot com. Still makes me sad.]

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[JR: I've been corrected. Her maiden name was Sofo. The SILIVE story has it right. The original email had a typo and I picked it up and ran with it. I'm truly sorry. I'll try to be more careful in the future. Thanks, Anthony for the comment.]

Pierro, Annmarie Sofo [MC1996 RIP]

[JR: The story still makes me sad. Brings back the passing of my own wife, who was much older. I know how the death of her Mom at a relatively young age affected her. I pray for the family that they can survive this sadness. It's a tight road. But, we're left with few choices. Other than to make the best of a bad situation, what else can one do.]

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COMMENT: “MNEWS: 1886 Brother Jasper Brennan”

Brown, James J. (MC1970)
Submitted on 2012/05/15 at 7:10 pm

I hear that the 130th anniversary of Bro. Jasper, Manhattan College and the seventh inning stretch will be celebrated in all stadiums around the country in June. We should get a lot of PR mileage out of this.

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MEMAIL: Need a company with a Paris location who would host a class of grad students

On Wednesday, May 16, 2012, Carolyn Predmore wrote:

Hi John,

{Privacy Invoked}

Anyway. Tim Ward, Dean of Engineering has been very happy with the work I did with the joint MBA and grad Engineering students this year. He would like for me to offer a joint MBA/grad Engineering consulting class that is global since I am the new Director of Global Business Studies. I have written a syllabus and am planning to take the class to the country in January that I visit with the undergraduate International Field Studies Seminar in January. This January 2013, we are going to France. I can set up the 3 1/2 day seminars for the undergrads from the contacts that Prof. Manduley has had, but I need help in finding a company that would let the grad students learn about products/services and then innovate/tweak some part of that and write a feasibility study and then back on campus for a week to write the business plan.

Do you know of any person I can call or a company for me to contact? Thank you for any help you can give..
I can see any company from hotels to cosmetics to pharmaceuticals to automotive could all be possible - banking too.


Dr. Carolyn E. Predmore
Management-Marketing Department
School of Business
517 De La Salle Hall
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471

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On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 9:23 AM, reinkefj (gmail) <reinkefj@gmail.com> wrote:

Off the top of my head, I don't know one. Let me poll my network and see who pops up. I'd expect Credit Lyonaise and Credit Suisse First Boston would be a good hunting ground. Let me do some home work on it. No promises since international is out of my wheelhouse. How about the two {Privacy Invoked} and {Privacy Invoked}? That's just off the top of my head. Can I ask in Jasper Jottings? fjohn68

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Hi John,

Please ask in Jasper Jottings. {Privacy Invoked} I can ask him. Good idea. Credit Suisse will be used for the undergrad finance seminar so have to think about adding to our corral rather than deep mining..

Yes - {Privacy Invoked} may know some in Paris. {Privacy Invoked} was stationed in London for at least 2 years.

Thank you.

I did post on Manhattan College linked in.


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Predmore, Carolyn (MCfaculty)

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JNEWS: Gluck, Fred [MC1957]  will receive the 2012 Pioneer Award



Cynvenio Biosystems Co-Founder & Chairman Honored by the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
Fred Gluck will receive the 2012 Pioneer Award for outstanding contributions in innovation, service and leadership.
Press Release: Cynvenio Biosystems, Inc. – Mon, May 14, 2012 3:07 PM EDT WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cynvenio Biosystems, Inc., a developer of rare cell isolation systems for biomedical research in circulating tumor cells, personalized medicine and the molecular diagnostics of cancer, announced today that Fred Gluck, its co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, will be the recipient of the 2012 South Coast Pioneer Award.

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara will honor Fred Gluck and four other outstanding companies and individuals at the South Coast Business & Technology Awards dinner on June 14, 2012 at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara, California. Now in its 18th year, the South Coast Business & Technology Awards was designed to honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to helping the South Coast of Santa Barbara County remain economically vital.

Fred Gluck is a Brooklyn boy who has enjoyed a variety of careers including butcher boy, check clearing (nights), magazine sales (Catholic Home Messenger), ballistic missile defense, top management consulting, health care delivery, and engineering and construction. Since moving to Santa Barbara in 1998 with his wife, Linda, Fred has been active in various community service roles (Cottage Hospital System, UCSB Foundation, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics) and as an entrepreneur in biotech drug development and medical equipment.

He was a Founder of CytomX, LLC in 2006 and led the company as Chairman and CEO during the initial two years of technology development and market definition. In 2008, the company spun off Cynvenio Biosystems, Inc. and Fred continued as Chairman of both companies. Cynvenio recently announced and is now commercializing its successful, first- in-class development of a LiquidBiopsyTM system for early cancer detection and post-operative monitoring. CytomX Therapeutics is developing ProbodiesTM - a new class of powerful antibody drugs with substantially reduced toxic side effects. The first ProbodiesTM are expected to be in the clinic in late 2013. Fred is also an investor and Board member of TrueVision Systems, Inc., the market leader in flat panel 3D HDTV systems for computer-aided microsurgery.

Fred was with McKinsey & Co. from 1967 to 1995 and led the Firm as its elected Managing Director (CEO) from 1988 to 1994. During the 6 years he led the Firm, McKinsey doubled in size and greatly expanded its international presence, particularly in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Fred also led the Firm’s technology and strategic management practices for many years and wrote and spoke extensively on those subjects during that period. Fred’s pioneering contributions to the development of the discipline of corporate strategy are featured in Walter Kiechel’s recently published book The Lords of Strategy.

Fred retired from McKinsey and joined The Bechtel Group in February 1995 serving as Vice-Chairman and Director. Fred retired from Bechtel in July 1998 and rejoined McKinsey and Company as a consultant to the Firm.

Before joining McKinsey, Fred spent 10 years with Bell Telephone Laboratories as a rocket scientist and was the program manager for the Spartan anti-ICBM missile. In 1967, Bell Labs nominated Fred for the Eta Kappa Nu Award as the country’s Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer. 

Fred earned a B.S.E.E from Manhattan College in 1957 and an M.S.E.E. from New York University in 1959. In addition, he did graduate studies in Operations Research at Columbia University.

Fred recently retired after 15 years of service as a Director of AMGEN (Thousand Oaks, CA) [NASDAQ] and was the presiding director of HCA (Nashville, TN) [NYSE] prior to its LBO in 2007. He was Vice-Chairman of New York Hospital prior to its merger with Columbia Presbyterian and now enjoys Emeritus status after 36 years of service.

About Cynvenio Biosystems, Inc.

Cynvenio Biosystems, Inc. is a privately held company focused on the development of the LiquidBiopsyTM platform, a high performance rare cell isolation technology for biomedical research and novel cancer diagnostics. As a precursor to next generation sequencing and the mutational profiling of cancer cells retrieved from whole blood, LiquidBiopsyTM is a key enabling technology to realize the promise of personalized medicine - including the early detection of disease, real time monitoring of patients, and the selection of individual therapeutic solutions. Cynvenio is based in Westlake Village, California. Find more information at www.cynvenio.com.

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Gluck, Fred [MC1957]

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MTWITTER: … is another man's treasure

"Jennifer Lyn" tweeted as "‏@jenniferlyn_xo"

Thank you, Jaspers for all these donate items! #ProudRA :) #ManhattanCollege http://pic.twitter.com/dG6feSHu

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[JR: Aside from leaving behind their childhood, looks like all sorts of stuff got donated. Interesting?]

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JHQ: Spotlights on The Class of 2012


Spotlights on The Class of 2012
Posted on May 17, 2012

With the excitement and anticipation of graduation, seniors and graduate students at Manhattan College take a look back on their journeys at the College. International students, first-generation graduates and non traditional learners make up this year’s successful class of graduates. Read their stories here:

Abraham Asfaw
Engineering Grad To Begin Doctorate at Princeton
Abraham Asafaw ’12 will attend Princeton to pursue doctoral studies in electrical engineering and quantum computing.

Jennifer Baduy
Local Bronx Resident Strives For Success in The Classroom
First generation student Jennifer Baduy ’12 pursues a career as a Spanish teacher.

Toni Biaggi
Education Grad Proves Lifelong Learning Has Merit
Toni Biaggi ’12 balances life, school and family while being a model student in the school counseling program.

Jose Chavarry
History Grad Accepts Fellowship to Earn Doctorate in Hispanic Literature and Language
José Chávarry ’12 excelled both in and out of the classroom at MC, and is now on a full scholarship to pursue his Ph.D.

Christina Costas
Business Grad Uses Finance Skills to Give Back at Manhattan College
Christina Costas ’12 started numerous programs for students to help the local community, while gaining real-world experience.

Veteran NYPD Detective Graduates From Manhattan College
NYPD detective Jackson Todd ’12 earns his college degree while maintaining his nearly 20-year-career on the force.

Hyesu Kim
Manhattan Math Grad Plans to Pursue Doctorate Degree
Hyesu Kim ’12 combined her passions for mathematics and music while at Manhattan College.

Meredith Mayer
Undergraduate Valedictorian is a Presidential Scholar and World Traveler
Manhattan College student Meredith Mayer ’12 will address the crowd and her fellow classmates as the valedictorian on May 20 at Manhattan College’s 170th undergraduate Commencement.

Greg Player
Graduate Valedictorian is a Civil Engineer Who Also Serves as a Volunteer Firefighter
Manhattan College student Gregory A. Player ’12, a graduate of the civil engineering master’s program, will give the valedictory speech on May 19 at the College’s Spring Commencement.

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JOBIT: Sweeney, Gerard M. "Gerry" [MC1964 RIP]



READFIELD -- Gerard M. "Gerry" Sweeney, 69, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, after a courageous struggle with lung cancer at his home in Readfield. He was surrounded by his family, wife Coleen Sweeney (Barker) and daughters Megan (child from a previous marriage to Gail White), Fallon and Thalia.

Born to Alice Sweeney (Cassidy) and James P. Sweeney in New York City on Sept. 17, 1942, he was preceded in death by his brother James.

Gerry coupled his academic passion for gothic literature with a love of life, especially for the nature of Maine -- his home since 2004. Gerry practiced Tai Chi for decades until his last days of life and shared an interest in books and movies with his family. He earned a bachelor of science degree in English in 1964 from Manhattan College, an MA in English in 1966 from New York University, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1972. During his 33 years as an English professor at the University of Akron (1971-2004), Gerry's passion for the written word and teaching served as an inspiration to countless students. His dedication as a husband and father will be an inspiration to his wife and daughters always.

The family wishes to thank the health professionals at Maine General HealthReach Hospice for the support they gave Gerry and the family.

A celebration of Gerry's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., in Winthrop. A reception at the home will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to one of Gerry's favorite charities: Good Shepherd Food Bank of Auburn (P.O. Box 1807, Auburn, ME 04211).

Memories or condolences can be shared at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Kennebec Journal on May 18, 2012


Sweeney, Gerard M. "Gerry" [MC1964 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/mainetoday-kennebecjournal/guestbook.aspx?n=gerard-sweeney&pid=157678773&cid=full

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JOBIT: Kealy, Thomas Joseph [MC???? RIP]


Thomas Joseph Kealy
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Thomas Joseph Kealy

Thomas Joseph Kealy, age 84, of Wilmington passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 17, 2012. He died from lung cancer with his loving family by his side. Born in Manhattan, NY, Tom was the son of the late Josephine Frawley and Thomas Stephen Kealy.

He graduated with a Bachelors of Science from Manhattan College, a Masters of Science from Duquesne University, and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. He was employed by DuPont as a chemist for 30 years.

Tom served his country as a Corporal in Korea from 1946 to 1947. He served for four years as one of the first County Councilmen for New Castle County from 1967-1971.

One of Tom's goals was to have a little bit of fun every day. He enjoyed directing Duplicate Bridge held at the Sellers Senior Center and the Elk's Lodge. He was an avid NYT crossword puzzler and always had a fresh joke to share. As a true lover of animals, Tom cared for the pets of family and friends. Most importantly, he treasured time spent with his family.

Tom is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pat; his children, Ann Mitchell (Henry) of Chesapeake City, MD, Tom Kealy (Kathy) of Landenberg, PA, Mary Jo Kealy (Mark Rockel) of Wilmington, DE, Terry Agee (Dave) of Bucks County, PA, Liz Kealy of Boston, MA, Kiki Comerford (Patrick) of West Chester, PA, Jean Isaacs (Mitch) of Wyckoff, NJ, and Maggi Chodack (Jeff) of New Milford, CT; his sister, Maureen Higgins (Jack); 15 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jane Kealy Ordemann; his parents; his brother, James and sister, Joan Clarke.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Brandywine Valley Funeral Care, 412 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held on Monday, May 21, 2012 at St. Helena's R.C. Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809 commencing at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment at Silverbrook Cemetery.




Published in The News Journal on May 19, 2012


Kealy, Thomas Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/delawareonline/guestbook.aspx?n=thomas-kealy&pid=157681194&cid=full

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JEMAIL: Son of Sullivan, Tim [MP61MC65 RIP] publishes book on the Rangers-Devils

from: John Sullivan (MP64)
to: Pf-reinke-nstein" aka fjohn
date: Fri, May 18, 2012 at 10:52 PM
subject: Fw: Fwd: Battle on the Hudson

Hot off the press, Tim Sullivan's latest tome. He is a writer for the AP, and my late brother's (Tim Sullivan, MP '61, MC '65) son. He grew up in Jersey, so unfortunately, he's a Devils fan. Go NYR's!


----- Forwarded Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2012 2:02 PM
Subject: Fwd: Battle on the Hudson

Tim Sullivan (jr) book on the Rangers-Devils..........gotta be a great read for any hockey fan or NY'er.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sullivan, Tim Jr.
Sent: Thu, May 17, 2012 12:49 pm
Subject: Battle on the Hudson

They moved up the pre-order because of the series. We are online:



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Sullivan, Tim [MP61MC65 RIP]

[JR: Hey, if the topic doesn't interest you, maybe you can give it as gift. If you've got nothing better to do, buy it and read it. Expand your dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom)! Let's give Patterson some competition! I'm sure his Dad would be popping his button. I can tell his uncle is. And, not from being old and fat like me. LOL!]

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JVIDEO: Steinberg, Robert aka now "Bob Stei" [MC1993] calls the Prez


Published on May 17, 2012 by thesteishow

After questioning the tuition hike in our school paper, I was asked to call the school's President. With an endless amount of guts, I attempted to call him live on the air!

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Steinberg, Robert aka now "Bob Stei" [MC1993]

[JR: Pretty funny. Ahhh, and a girl in the studio and on the air. Shocking to one from the end of the "Stone Age" when the only women admitted were Nuns. And, that was quite shocking! (With all due respect to the good Sisters, they were not "lookers". Which was fine, I found enough distraction on those rare occasions when I went to class. Like day dreaming when I'd be out and able to earn some "real money". Little did I know … those were the "best years of my life". Anyway, short clip; good for a chuckle. Especial the part about caller id. Jaspers aren't "dumb". Even when they are! LOL!]

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JBLOGGER: Callender, Gina "Karmic Henna" (MC2000) is open for biz


by Gina

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Hi everyone,

The henna season is in full swing at CTRF in Guilford, CT! Last weekend was the first weekend and it was a hit! The weather was beautiful and it was simply a great time to be had by all.

PLEASE come out and visit...there are three more weekends left:

Also, I have a new look! I upgraded my tent and have new digs...this is what the new location looks like:

And please "like" my Karmic Henna page on Facebook and check out all the new photos of new henna pieces that I've done.
Can't wait to see you!!!


P.S. Kid's day is on Friday 5/18. I will be there, but my sign won't. Russ took it home to make a repair and it won't be there for Friday. Just keep a look out for the blue & white tent if you are looking for me.

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Callender, Gina "Karmic Henna" (MC2000)

[JR: Hmmm, wonder if some "henna" will make me think, young, and handsome. Oh, of course, I don't need henna, I am those things already. In my mind's eye. Beauty is. I think the looks of several of those MUCH OLDER Jaspers would be immeasurably improved with a little color added. At least, stop by and say "hi". Stepping out of your comfort zone keeps Alzheimers away. Japanese do sudoku; me2. As well as all sorts of mental and physical activity. Or so I am told. Now what was I doing?]

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MNEWS: Manhattan Fires McIntee


Manhattan Fires McIntee; Hoya Suxa to Jaspers: "I'm Available"
Hotdogangry_tiny by Hoya Suxa on May 16, 2012 1:49 PM EDT

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It's officially firing/resignation/"Spend more time with my family" season in college lacrosse. This is an exciting time to be alive, people, and please remember the golden rule: If you see a recently-unemployed Division I head coach on the streets holding a sign that reads, "Will discuss the finer aspects of a 10-man ride for food," throw him a quarter or something. It's just the right thing to do.

Manhattan College -- They're still a school! They have books and everything! -- hung the first vacancy sign above a lacrosse office this year, electing to not have Tim McIntee return for the 2013 season (whatever that means):

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The Jaspers are going to conduct a nationwide search for a replacement, which means that they're probably going to grab Mitt Romney's push-polling call list, run through it, and hope for the best. Rather than go through all the trouble and expense of canvassing the nation for a suitable replacement, Manhattan should just offer me the job and congratulate themselves on a job well-unaccomplished. Here's my letter of interest:

Mr. Bob Byrnes
Director of Athletics
Manhattan College Department of Athletics
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, New York 10471

RE: Head Coach Vacancy -- Men's Lacrosse

Dear Future Employer-Type Person:

My name is Hoya Suxa. I read on the Internet (not one of those dirty sites with messages of ill-repute, like PETA.org or something) that you're looking for a head men's lacrosse coach. Well, let me tell you something: You guys are in luck. Not only am I available for the position, I'm also uniquely qualified to run the show. You guys are making out like bandits.

Here are a few of my accomplishments:

* I invented a new training technique called "windsprintinglearningtime." It's when a player runs 110-yard gassers while carrying a bookish nerd on their shoulders that shouts the periodic table at the team member. As you can see, I am dedicated to scholarly athleticism, which means that we'll be smarter than those turdburgers up at Harvard and Yale.
* I own a whistle. You see? I'm already saving you valuable budget costs. (I will, however, require a dragon that spits fire as part of my first-year expense allocations. I promise that I'll only use it for work purposes.)
* I'm pretty much responsible for growing the game in Montana. You may not have heard the story, so I'll quickly recapitulate it here: I borrowed (the police still maintain that I "kidnapped") a dozen youth lacrosse players from Great Neck, New York, and went all Johnny Appleseed through the northern Great Plains, burying these studs in the ground and letting nature take its course. In just 15 years, these players grew and multiplied, all thanks to my resourceful thinking. (You don't have to thank me for this. It was the responsible thing to do.)

I anxiously await your affirmative response.


Hoya Suxa

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[JR: I found this post very funny. Not that anyone getting "nuked" (in Wall Street parlance) is fun. I've had it happen 4½ times to me. The half is a long funny story. I'd like to see that type of letter sent to a few pompous hiring managers I've interviewed with. Couple of them even offered, but I knew there was NO chemistry there. By way of tracking, several of these would have been disastrous. Not that some of my own "choices" where I was "positive" I'd be CxO in no time, turned into <synonym for excrement> very quickly. Hey, it's life. Funny stuff none the less. And for the record, I've never interviewed for ANYTHING at MC. Not that they'd have me. No chemistry either.]

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ENDNOTE: Yes, it's ALWAYS the Gooferment's fault; unless it's giving women the Vote

Dear Jasper John,

After reading about how Yonkers proved Socialism is a failure I'll look for you to do the same for Capitalism by citing the JP Morgan fiasco.

(but I know that you can conjure up some way of blaming the government for the big loss)

In your world business is sacrosanct.


JPMorgan Loses $2 Billion on Unit’s ‘Egregious Mistakes’ (Update 1)

Sincerely yours,
Donald M Stebbins
BS 1961

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[JR: I responded, but in the interest of not monopolizing the conversation, I moved it to this week's ENDNOTE. Thanks for the "gift", I was running out of ideas.]

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Dearest Jasper Stebbins:

Thanks for "tee-ing" this softball. Now let me hit it out of the park!

Of course, this is the Gooferment's fault, but probably NOT for the reasons you think.

They have permitted the "moral hazard" to exist. And, because imho, it suits the politicians' and bureaucrats' purposes, Big Banking has been permitted and encouraged to exist.

Politicians like easy "campaign contributons" and Big Banks are their own little slush fund. Look how many Big Banks and their executives give to BOTH parties. Can you say "advance auction of future favors"? Bureaucrats "love" Big Banks because it gives them a job "regulating" them and then future employment after "gooferment service" to feather their nests. Look at Bush43's and BHO44's Treasury Departments, any wonder why Goldman Sach's was a big winner in all the bailouts?

That's corruption. And not a "free market" by any stretch of the imagination.

And, the political class likes it just fine. Screw "Main Street"; it's "Wall Street" that donates.

It's not "Business" that is sacrosanct; it IS "GREED" that is.

Capitalism, raw naked greed, has done more for "human progress" that any other meme. And, I'd include "Christianity" or "Catholicism" in those memes considered for corination as MIM (most important meme). It induces irrascible, uncooperative, and generally unruly human beings to cooperate without force or "slavemasters / overseers". Greed, singlehandedly, drives mankind to work itself / themselves harder than any King or Cross. Midnight oil is expended liberally in the drive to be the next Zukenberg.

Look at the Third World, it's only their acceptance of corruption and the value that they place on women and children that allows us to stay ahead of them. Human energy is driven when given a goal.

Anyone who doubts human ingenuity need only look at America's prisons where drugs, cell phones and other "contraband" are freely available and cigarettes are "money". Then tell me about Greed and the American drive to succeed?

It was only when the country turned Socialist by giving women the right to vote that "we" (the collective) began to lose our way.

(I'm popular at family functions when I link the "women's right to vote" to "Prohibition" to "Organized Crime" to the "(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs" to the rise of the "Fascist State in Amerika"! Proabably as popular with the womenfolk as I am with you!)

Prohibition, The Federal Reserve, the Income Tax, Gooferment Skrules, and all the subsequent implementations of Socialist meme in the new Amerika have DESTROYED the American Experiment in "republican (little R) self-government".

So I'd urge that we reject the current scheme of "Socialist Capitalism" and get back "to raw naked Greed"!

Let folks in biz FAIL! Miserable, big time, not bailouts. Let the Zuckenbergs of the future swing for the "fences" at their OWN peril.

When some of them fail, let us CELEBRATE and APPLAUD as they spin, crash, and burn in a "death spiral" to bankruptcy and poverty.

But, when they win, let the keep it ALL.

No meme advances the collective good better, faster, and cheaper that Capitalism.

No Gooferment welfare; private charity. No bailouts; bankruptcy. No social engineering; let people grow however they see fit. No Gooferment "safety net" that traps people into perpetually poverty and moral bankruptcy.


It seems so simple to me? Guess I just really don't understand.

But I want "flush toilets" and don't mind playing plumbers outrageous rates at 3AM to make it work. Never saw a poor plumber. And some of them are really smart nice guys.

Unlike some of those snooty Jaspers from up the hill that look down on the barbarians in Fanny Farmer.

Thanks for the "gift", I'm sure you'll say I just do NOT understand, like the fat old white guy injineer from Fannie Farmer Land I am.


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