JASPER JOTTINGS Week 22 - 2012 May 27    

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



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POSITRACTION: "Jesus loves to dance"


The Mighty Macs (2009)
G 99 min - Drama | Sport - 21 October 2011 (USA)
Your rating:
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 445 users Metascore: 49/100
Reviews: 9 user | 31 critic | 19 from Metacritic.com

In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship.

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My "outlaw's" husband thought I'd enjoy this movie. Boy, was he right. Made me feel close to Frau Reinke, who played semi pro women's ball. We followed RU women's bball with Teresa Grentz starting in the College Avenue gym. She knew the Mac story before it was kool. Her HS coach was also a groundbreaker in women's liberation.

It's corny, predictable, and full of stereotypes.   

Reflecting upon the movie, it has so many messages. Both positive and negative.

It's "Rudy" for women.

It's not for the faint of heart. The message is "How much do you want what you say you want."

For me, my takeaway was "Jesus loves to dance".

I'm sure my fellow alums will take away more, but then I'm just a simple fat old white guy injineer.

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JNEWS: Pulzello, Fred [MC????] VP of Information Governance for Archive Systems


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Archive Systems Introduces New VP of Information Governance Establishes Records Management Strategic Consulting Practice

Archive Systems, Inc., a leading provider of records and document management services is excited to announce the hiring of Fred Pulzello, CRM, MBA for the newly created position VP of Information Governance. Mr. Pulzello will be leading the Strategic Consulting Service division for Archive Systems.

Archive Systems, Inc., a leading provider of records and document management services is excited to announce the hiring of Fred Pulzello, CRM, MBA for the newly created position VP of Information Governance. Mr. Pulzello will be leading the Strategic Consulting Service division for Archive Systems.

The Strategic Consulting Services at Archive Systems will provide advisory, assessment, remediation and implementation services to help Records and Document Management professionals achieve Information Governance utilizing industry best practices. The strategic consultants will evaluate an organization’s overall records management program and advise on where improvements can be made. The service continues all the way through to the solution and the final implementation.

With over 20 years of experience in Records and Information Management (RIM), Mr. Pulzello is a well-known and much-respected figure within the RIM world. He is the current Treasurer for ARMA International and Chair of the taskforce that developed Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® and a frequent speaker and presenter at IQPC, ARMA, AIIM, and LegalTech conferences.

An experienced senior executive RIM and technology consultant, he has had leadership positions as the Executive Director and global corporate information manager for Morgan Stanley Inc. and Assistant Vice President of the corporate records management group for Merrill Lynch & Co. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Seton Hall University and a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Manhattan College.

About Archive Systems, Inc.
Archive Systems offers a full range of services and solutions for organizations to manage physical and digital records from a single source. For documents stored both on-site and off-site, the company enables complete lifecycle management while addressing regulatory compliance, information governance and access to information for legal discovery. By uniting traditional records management services with cloud-based technology, Archive Systems provides a bridge to a paperless future. Through this innovative approach, Archive Systems is changing the way the world manages documents. For more information, please visit http://www.archivesystems.com.

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Pulzello, Fred [MC????]

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JOBIT: Bell, Robert G. [MC1953 RIP]


Robert Bell


Robert G., 80, on May 17, 2012 of Hammonton, NJ formerly of Bergenfield, NJ.

Born in West New York, NJ, he was the Real Estate Broker and Insurance Agent for his company the Bell Agency in Bergenfield. A graduate of Manhattan College, he was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a former member of St. John's Council #1345 K of C, Dumont.

Devoted husband of the late Margaret M. Bell. Beloved father of MaryEllen and her husband Jim Pasquale of Hammonton NJ, Kathleen and her husband Michael Connolly of Denville NJ and Rosemarie and her husband Frank Garcia of River Edge NJ. Dear brother of Lucille Kieran and the late Delores Feenley. Loving grandfather of Michael and Maryann Connolly, Frank, Robert and Scott Garcia and Nicholas Pasquale.

All will gather at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave., Bergenfield on Wednesday at 9:45 AM for the Funeral Mass at Madonna Chapel on the Hill, Ft. Lee at 11 AM. Interment Madonna Cemetery, Ft. Lee. Visiting Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Send a lasting condolence at riewertsmemorialhome.com

Published in The Record/Herald News on May 20, 2012


Bell, Robert G. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-bell&pid=157728128&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of that great Class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Sorry that you've lost a classmate. That always upsets me.]

Bell, Robert G. [MC1953 RIP]

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MNEWS: An estate came thru MC?


Updated May 17, 2012, 10:13 p.m. ET

Heavenly Properties

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Manhattan may be king when it comes to real-estate eye candy, but the other boroughs certainly have their share of bling, and I recently made it my mission to get a first-hand glimpse.

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A woman named Genevieve Ludlow Griscom, she said, pointing to an article, is said to have built the house. She was a member of a religious community and they called it Chapel Farm and used the grounds as a retreat.

"Although Mrs. Griscom oversaw every detail of the mansion's construction, neither she [nor] anyone else ever lived there, prompting neighbors to whisper she was waiting for the second coming of Christ," the article says.

The estate was sold to Manhattan College at some point and Ms. Galuten and her husband, the late Jerry Galuten, bought the land-lease in 1987.

Fires and vandals had gutted most of the house by that time and so the renovation process began—one that took them nine painstaking years, until they finally moved in to the more than 14,000-square-foot space in 1996.

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[JR: Interesting?]

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JFOUND: McCourt, James [MC1962] remembered in a LGBT history


Fri May 18, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT
Literary LGBT History: James McCourt
by Dave in Northridge
Remembering LGBT History

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This is intended to be the beginning of a new series for the group: Literary LGBT History. We'll analyze books and writers in a discovery/recovery effort. This first diary presents the work of the (perhaps) cult writer James McCourt.

Who, you ask? Actually, a chronicler of gay New York in the second half of the twentieth century, some interesting books in a hit-and-miss opus.

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From The East Hampton Star, we learn that McCourt was born July 4 1941 in Flushing Hospital. He grew up in Jackson Heights near the #7 IRT line, and went to Catholic schools. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1962. He then earned an M.A. at New York University and went on to study acting at Yale Drama School.

From his partner, the photo editor Vincent Verga:

After Lindenhurst High School, I went to St. Bonaventure University, and then to Yale Graduate School where in 1964 I met my life-partner, the writer James McCourt who had a deep and abiding friendship with the musical genius Victoria de los Angeles. (Her love and her art became a cornerstone of our lives together.) Jimmy and I went to live in London for nearly 5 years before returning home to NYC for the publication of his story Mawrdew Czgowchwz and for the making of a life in the city of my dreams.

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McCourt, James [MC1962]

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MFOUND: Scoring the MC "dining"


Campus Dining

Quick Stats
Meal Plan Available? Yes
Average Meals/Week 19
Freshman Meal Plan Required? Yes
Mandatory 19-meals-per-week plan
Student Favorites

Dante's Den
Plato's Cave

The Manhattan College dining halls are very unpredictable, to say the least. At times, students can be very pleased with the food and love it. But then, the very next day, students can be very upset with the food and hate it—mostly Locke’s Loft. Luckily, Locke’s is a buffet-style diner and if you don’t like some of the foods in one section, you can get food from another section. Dante’s Den is also a diner that is fairly inconsistent with the food selection. They also require students to purchase food by using money on their student ID cards. Plato’s Cave is the most consistent cafeteria. It has a deli where students can make their own sandwiches (like Subway). It also has a section for hot food (chicken tenders, french fries, etc.). This diner is open until 11 p.m., but at that point, students need ACDs to get food. ACDs, or à la carte dining dollars, are part of a declining balance account which can be used at any dining facility for à la carte purchases. However, for the rest of the day, students do not need ACDs.

The Leo Engineering Building has its own cafeteria, so engineering students don’t have to walk back to campus and then back down for classes. This cafeteria requires student meal swipes and is pretty decent; it is also right next to the campus bookstore. Overall, students may complain about dining's consistency with good food, but there is something for everybody. You will never see a student not eating—there is always something for everybody. Manhattan College may not be like other colleges and have some big-time restaurants or fast food places, but the dining halls are decent. If you don’t want anything from the College, you could always walk right down to Broadway and eat at many of the off-campus spots, like Burger King or Chinese.

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[JR: C+? Argh! It's got to be better than when I went.]

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MVIDEO: Outasight - Tonight is the Night @ Manhattan College


Outasight - Tonight is the Night @ Manhattan College

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[JR: Probably "our MC". I'm a product of the Folk Era where one could really understand the words. Like "Puff the Magic Dragon", "Clouds", and "Send in the Clouds". Guess that's why I'm an old "Swiftie", I can understand the words. But then I'm just a fat old white guy injineer and nobody's target market. "Outasight" was loud and rhythmic. Reminded me of the old National Geographic film clips of African tribal dances. And, we all know why young boys remember those. Yeah, I know. Off to confession.]

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MEMAIL: Veliz, Tierney [MC2011] update; stuff happened and is happening

from: Jude DiGidio
to: Jasper Jottings
date: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 10:16 AM
subject: Tierney Veliz

“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly… who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best , knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." 

Thank you all for putting yourself in the arena with the Hampton Township Rotary club to  dare to conquer a wish list for a talented , intelligent, young women who needs some help to win her battle in the arena. Because of your prayers, talents, and courage to help us and bring others to this worthy cause your victory is this, an apple computer, standing apparatus, service dog, paved driveway, first family vacation, an a renewed rotary club.

The driveway is already paved, standing apparatus  should be fine tuned this week, service dog is applied for, computer should be done by memorial day, God willing the family is in Orlando by June 23rd.

For people who still want to be in the arena, this battle will be fought over years, Tierney will battle on for her PHD, rebuild her body, she will not fight alone, her faith will be beside her as she carries her cross to her destination of a beautiful life, but she can always use help. If anyone wants to help always feel free to call me at 973 729 0125 ext 202, or my cell 973 903 3559 to see what she may need to continue this magnificent struggle.

As just another Rotarian of the Hampton club, again thank you for all you did, your reward waits for you at a place where there is no pain, or hurt, where people like you are not needed as you are here, continue the battle in your own arena, without your beautiful hearts and deeds the last three months would have just been another 90 days instead of the best 90 days of my life, thank you,

Jude DiGidio

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Veliz, Tierney [MC2011]

[JR: Jude did a great service for our fellow alum. Good souls like this deserve our applause, admiration, and emulation. A genuine "Jasper helper"; even if he didn't go to MC.]

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JNEWS: MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC1989) placed third in the 41st Annual Greenburgh Poetry Competition

MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC1989) placed third in the 41st Annual Greenburgh Poetry Competition with her poem: "The Coach Painter (1826, Bridgetown, Barbados)" -- which will be included in the anthology "Let the Poets Speak" -- to be published in early fall 2012.

[JR: Hmmm, I won't be entering that one. Seems like stiff competition. I like contests where I'm the only entrant. Then I'm a "winner". People tell me that ALL the time: "You're a REAL winner." LOL Congrats to our fellow alum who can spell.]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Looking for a video or text of Cardinal Dolan's MC commencement address?

Anyone have any links?

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Hi John,

I just wanted to send you an update that Manhattan College will be posting all Commencement materials including Cardinal Dolan's transcript on the website by next week.


Liz Connolly Bauman
Assistant Director of Communications

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[JR: Thanks. (Wonder how she knew?) Now on Monday it was "hot news"; next week, it'll "cold". Certainly of interest, but not "news". Sigh. I think everyone should work at least a month on Wall Street. I can see my old boss, Al Aiello, just shaking is head with his trademark sad forlorn hang dog look, like his favorite guppie just died, "John, you just don't seem to understand. When I have to ask for it, you've already failed. You need to anticipate what I want and get it to me BEFORE I know I need it. We pay you a lot of money to do just that. I'm disappointed. I KNOW you can do better. Now, go do it." That was better than his other routine: "I can't take it any more. "So and so" is fired. Get him out of here. We can afford his <Expletive Deleted> <Insert Whatever Failure Happened>." You just hoped you weren't "so and so". And yes, there was profanity. And, there was pressure. But, how stuff got done! Argh!]

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Dear Ms. Liz: Thanks. I'll be looking forward to it. It' got some great buzz on the blogs. But, no one has the text. I'd have thought that would be big news. Especially in light of the federal suits being filed. And, NLRB saying MC is not "Catholic" enough. LOL! fjohn68

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JUPDATE: Kealy, Thomas Joseph [MC1950 RIP]

JOBIT: Kealy, Thomas Joseph [MC1950 RIP]


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.

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

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kealy, Thomas Joseph [MC1950 RIP]

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JOBIT: Malinowski, Br. Kevin John [MC1969 RIP]


Brother Kevin John MalinowskiAGE: 71 • Lincroft

Brother Kevin John Malinowski, F.S.C., 71, of Lincroft died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and received the Holy Habit of the Christian Brothers on September 7, 1958. He was a graduate of Catholic University, Washington, D.C. and earned a master's degree from Manhattan College in 1969 and University of Detroit in 1983.

His assignments included De La Salle School, Detroit, Michigan, Mater Christi High School, Astoria, N.Y.; College Notre Dame, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia; as a Special Apostolate to St. Joseph School, Addis Ababa and to the Diocese of Arusha, Tanzania; Rongai Secondary School, Rongai, Kenya; St. Paul's Secondary School, Marsabit, Kenya; Meki Catholic Mission School, Meki, Ethiopia; St. Brendan's School, Bandelierkop, South Africa; Mwangaza College, Nakuru, Kenya; and De La Salle Collegiate, Warren, Michigan. He was in residence at De La Salle Hall since June, 2011.

The viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 21 at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 at De La Salle Hall, followed by interment at St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Marlboro. Memorial donations to De La Salle Nursing Development, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 would be appreciated. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Asbury Park Press on May 21, 2012


Malinowski, Br. Kevin John [MC1969 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/app/guestbook.aspx?n=brother-malinowski&pid=157730485&cid=full

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JUPDATE: Kealy, Thomas Joseph [MC1950 RIP]

JOBIT: Kealy, Thomas Joseph [MC1950 RIP]


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.

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

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kealy, Thomas Joseph [MC1950 RIP]

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JEMAIL: Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964) neither ADNY nor MC website had text of Cardinal's address

From: Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964)

Interesting that neither ADNY nor MC website had text of Cardinal's address. This is all I could find. 

[JR: Absolutely stunning!]

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Cardinal Dolan Delivers Manhattan College Commencement Address
Part of: The Spirit of Christianity
Author: Dr Joseph S Maresca — Published: May 21, 2012 at 7:55 am

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On Sunday, May 20, 2012, Manhattan College had its 170th Commencement. His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan delivered the Commencement Address to the assembly. This was the first time in 170 years that a Cardinal of the Catholic Church delivered a commencement address at Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York.

Cardinal Dolan told the graduates to rejoice, be glad, and cherish the sterling legacy of the college. He went on to say that the college experience draws us out of ourselves. The purpose is to broaden our perspective to encompass the only things that matter: namely, faith, hope, and love. Love involves self-sacrifice and service together with the understanding that we alone are not the center of the universe.

Cardinal Dolan explained that the Last Judgment Day would arrive and that we would be held accountable for our service to the poor, the hungry, and the sick. The Cardinal invoked the images of Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day.

Thomas Merton was a Catholic monk who, perhaps more than anyone else in the 20th century, is associated with opening up a dialog between the spiritual traditions of the East and West. He studied many Eastern spiritual practices, from Zen meditation to Hindu philosophy. Merton is best known for his essays on the spiritual life. He is also a noted poet.

Dorothy Day was known for her unwavering aid to the poor during the Great Depression. She founded the Catholic Workers Union. As an American born into a Protestant family that valued education, she was a pragmatist, a worker, and was inspired to do great things. After her conversion, these traits united with the traditions of Roman Catholicism. Dorothy's love of the Scriptures came from her Protestant roots and predated the widespread use of the Bible by Catholics.

Cardinal Dolan urged the graduates of Manhattan College to provide service in soup kitchens, to aid cancer patients, and to soothe the faces of the sick and dying. He explained that this day was the seventh Sunday of Easter. In a moment of levity, the Cardinal explained that last year he made the final payment for tuition on a degree earned 30 years ago.

Read more: http://blogcritics.org/culture/article/cardinal-dolan-delivers-manhattan-college-commencement/#ixzz1vauTdP1H

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[JR: I would have been nice to capture the whole thing for posterity? Where was the news trucks? Didn't they think this was news? Maybe the Cardinal might have said something controversial? Maybe he did and we'll never know it!]

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JEMAIL: Insull, Bob (MC1963) disagrees on Sebelius

from: Bob Insull
to: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
date: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 11:41 AM
subject: Georgetown and Sebelius

John: My thoughts on this week's (5/21) Positraction post.

If trained minds achieving the culmination of their academic training in a Catholic University's graduate program in Public Policy cannot listen to the views of someone whose position (on some issues) might differ from their own then the whole venture is a waste (or, worse, a fraud) and should be terminated.

The school's website states as a philosophy : "Smart policy is driven by informed debate and critical thinking about complex issues that often cross disciplinary, political, and geographic boundaries." Having a representative of those diverse arenas as a commencement speaker seems to me like an excellent idea. And if the tender minds of the Catholic trained graduates cannot hear and handle the differences of opinion then they should simply do the honest thing - turn in their diplomas and leave.

The Catholic Church seems to me all too interested these days in reverting to the "Siege Mentality" which characterized so much of its relationship to the world for the 400 hundred years preceding the Second Vatican Council. Such a retreat (spurred perhaps - here comes the psychologist in me - by projection, a defense mechanism which distorts the locus of the problem from "inside" to "outside") is neither necessary nor productive in dealing with the complex and changing world in which we live. Pushed to extremes such a stance would only result in making the Church more insular and hence, in the eyes of the other participants, irrelevant to the debate.

Bob Insull '63S

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[JR: But Georgetown honored her. That's the big distinction! AN honorary degree for a supposed "Catholic" who is directly opposed to very clear Church teaching on faith and morals while actively implementing an attack on religious freedom. It's not about "listening to different viewpoints"; it's about honoring at best a quisling. Were there no "Mother Theresa's" available? I know a guy who build a Mexican family restaurant with his Mom from scratch here in the DC area that could give those grads some inspiration. I find it hard to see the rationale. But then I'm just a fat old white guy injineer. When does the Church have a right to its "brand"? This is not some academic debate; one could argue this is for the soul of the Church. For all to long, the Church has followed the Democratic / Socialist meme. This seems to be the first big break between the Socialists and the Church. About time. imho.]

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JHQ: Reunion Weekend Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3

Reunion Weekend
Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3

Dear Jasper,

Where are you headed June 1-3, 2012? There is still time left to register for Manhattan's Reunion Weekend - a chance for you to participate and enjoy a wide variety of events that appeal to alumni/ae of all ages.

man col & bway street sign

Whether you're celebrating your Golden Jubilee or you graduated only a few years ago, Reunion Weekend is a time for you and your family to rekindle old friendships, revisit our beautiful and changing campus, and renew your commitment to alma mater.

Manhattan College is a special place for all of us. By joining us at Reunion Weekend, you too will have the opportunity to reminisce with classmates and be a part of the excitement in Riverdale. Please make that extra effort to join friends June 1-3 for a memorable experience!

For a schedule of events, online registration, and a listing of current registrants, visit manhattan.edu/reunion.

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JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) encourages mental activity

Hello John,

With regard to Alzheimer’s, I agree with the Lion, “Never, Never, Surrender”. My father had dementia and / or Alzheimer’s. He did show improvement when he was encouraged to use his mind. It’s a tough deal, but never surrender. Don’t be fatalistic.

Mark A. Mangone

[JR: Alzheimer’s is no laughing matter and I don't mean to minimize its impact. My doc's opinion is that what is called dementia or such is actually the result of untreated high blood pressure making mush out of one's brain. This as he scared me into taking a bp med. I'm now 120/80 except when I write ENDNOTES. I urge all my fellow alums to have their BP checked when they give blood. (See the "head fake"?) AND, if you're supposed to be on meds, take them. SO who cares if you make a lot more visits to the WC. If better than a mush melon. That's the fat old white guy injineer highly scientific description of a brain after a few decades of high blood pressure. Feel free to be scared into action. I was.]

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JHQ: Player, Gregory [MC2009] Valedictory Address at Spring Commencement


Gregory Player To Deliver Valedictory Address at Spring Commencement
Posted on May 17, 2012

Greg Player

Manhattan College student Gregory A. Player, a 2012 graduate of the civil engineering master’s program, delivered the valedictory speech on May 19 at the College’s Spring Commencement.

“The diplomas and certifications bestowed today simply serve as a baseline to measure both our learning and the personal success that derives from it,” Player said.

He urged his fellow graduates to embrace the Lasallian heritage engrained at Manhattan College by using their own knowledge and achievements to serve others and better the world.

“As the term commencement denotes, this is a beginning — the beginning of a longer journey to becoming leaders in the development of a safer, more ethical and more socially just future,” Player added.

Player received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College in 2009. As an undergraduate, he served as class president, as a member of the Pen and Sword Honor Society, and was recognized with the Brother B. Austin Barry Medal for Civil Engineering. Player was also a Lasallian Scholar, a resident assistant, a L.O.V.E. trip participant, and has volunteered with the Adelphia Fire Company since 2001, earning the rank of lieutenant this year.

Since graduating in 2009, he has worked as an engineering associate for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and most recently, as a project engineer for Public Service Electric and Gas Company in South Plainfield, N.J.

“Gregory is a great human being who happened to be an excellent engineer,” said Moujalli Hourani, D.Sc., associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. “He is and will be forever a great Lasallian leader!”

After graduation, Player plans to sit for the professional engineer examination to become licensed in New Jersey. He also will continue to pursue a career related to critical infrastructure project management and earn higher ranks within the fire service.

Player along with nearly 300 students graduated from the schools of business, education and engineering with master’s degrees, from the school of continuing and professional studies with bachelor’s degrees, and from the school of education with professional diplomas. Students who completed their studies in September 2011, February 2012 and May 2012 participated in the ceremony.

John Esposito ’69, former president and CEO of Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. and Bacardi North America, delivered the keynote address and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

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JEMAIL: Moore, Kevin (MC1980) cites Pizzingrillo, Michael [MC????] as some type of professional certificate

from: Moore, Kevin (MC1980)
to: jasper reinke
date: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Dear CIC,

There was a small article in The Brooklyn Tablet, a publication of the Diocese of Brooklyn, on Michael Pizzingrillo, and in it it states that he “received a professional diploma in school administration and supervision” from Manhattan. I would imagine this is some type of professional certificate, and so I am not sure he would have a class year. It also notes that he is an adjunct professor at that other catholic school in the Bronx of the Jesuit persuasion where he is also pursuing his doctorate.

Kevin Moore

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

[JR: Surely, he had to go to a graduation? There has to be a year. Everyone gets a year! :-) Besides, even if he got some sort of "post it note" for a week end retreat, that makes him a "Jasper" for networking, job search, and donations. (I'm just using the loosest of criteria 'cause it suits our purposes. Think about this if I was a recent Jasper grad with a "teaching degree" and need a job, any job, I'd reach out for a face 2 face with him. He probably wouldn't mind if approached correctly. I wouldn't, but then I'm just a fat old white guy injineer who's been nuked 4½ times. (Jasper Jottings is my clandestine job search tool. You didn't think I was doing this for anyone but numero uno. LOL! You have read my endnotes about greed, right? Seriously, thanks, for the response. If I was MC, I'd stencil everyone with a Jasper tatoo.]

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[JR: I didn't know that.]

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MEMAIL: Requesting the text of the Cardinal's speech at Manhattan College


To whom it may concern:

I'd like a copy of the Cardinal's speech and, if possible, permission to share it with my fellow Manhattan College alums.

I'm stunned that know has it or has reported on it. From the comments I'm seeing it was inspiring.

I don't understand why it has not gotten more attention.


F. John Reinke
MC 1968
Collector in Chief
Jasper Jottings

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JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) links "greed" and "corruption"; I disagree

from: Mark Mangone
to: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
date: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 10:24 AM
subject: RE: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 21 - 2012 May 20

Hello John,

You complain about government corruption and laud greed. Greed and corruption have a have a chicken and egg relationship. They breed each other. One can only favor both or oppose both. One cannot favor the chicken and oppose the egg. Greed is EVIL. Its good trappings are only a deception. The us was built on the work ethic off its founders. One can have a work ethic and not be greedy. The difference is that greed has no point of satisfaction, like an addiction. Slavery to an addiction is not freedom.

Mark A. Mangone

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[JR: (1) I disagree. I can be "greedy" without being "corrupt". What you describe as a "work ethic", I'd call "greed at work". You desire something and you work for it. You put up with all sorts of annoyances for the reward. That "greed" makes humans cooperate peacefully. (2) Now to "government corruption". There's "jumbo shrimp" writ large. You can't have Gooferment WITHOUT "corruption". It flows from the meme that anyone is permitted under any circumstance to FORCE people to do something. If you give me eggs for my milk. Peaceful exchange. No force. If you shortchange me, then I have the right to smear your reputation. Not call in some thugs to beat you up and take an egg. Get a bad rep and what are you going to do with your eggs?  (3) Greed is never satiated. Sorry, but that is a positive feedback loop that leads to distraction. Even Hugh Heffner gets bored with beauties. The great supposed "robber barons" built libraries. (4) Only when the Gooferment gets involved do we see scandalous excesses. Bailout banks giving bonuses and campaign contributions. Argh!]

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JHQ: Mayer, Meredith [MC2012] "joining method with madness.”


Meredith Mayer To Deliver Valedictory Address at Undergraduate Commencement
Posted on May 17, 2012

Meredith Mayer

Manhattan College student Meredith Mayer, class of 2012, was honored with the Donald J. Carty Valedictory Medal at the College’s Spring Honors Convocation on May 17. Mayer also addressed the crowd and her fellow classmates as the valedictorian on May 20 at Manhattan College’s 170th undergraduate Commencement.

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing,” she said, quoting American poet and novelist Jack Kerouac.

Mayer shared with her peers the inspiring experiences she had while backpacking through India, meeting people from humble backgrounds who created opportunity for themselves and have, as Kerouac suggests, a mad desire to live.

“Seize opportunity from the things standing in your way…Find a need. Then find the solution. All of us have the tools and ability to succeed. We just have to be mad enough to use them,” she said. “Congratulations, class of 2012. Here’s to joining method with madness.”

Mayer transferred from SUNY Geneseo during her sophomore year and graduated from Manhattan College with a B.S. in global business and marketing. She also received the Manhattan Presidential Scholarship when she started at the College. Throughout her college career, she was involved in many honor societies, including Beta Gamma Sigma for business, Mu Kappa Tau for marketing and Epsilon Sigma Pi, the oldest College-wide honor society.

“Meredith Mayer has a great deal of ambition and drive, and at the same time she is one of the most generous and kind students I know,” said Salwa Ammar, Ph.D., dean of the school of business. “I know that Meredith will go out and make a difference in the world. I wish her continued fulfillment and success.”

Mayer along with her more than 700 classmates were awarded undergraduate degrees in some 40 major fields of study from the College’s five schools in arts, business, education, engineering and science at the Commencement this year. Students who completed their studies in September 2011, February 2012 and May 2012 participated in the ceremony.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivered the keynote address and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree along with Thomas O’Malley ’63. Recently elevated to cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI, Dolan has served as archbishop of New York since 2009. O’Malley is the executive chairman of PBF Energy Company LLC, and has served as chairman of Manhattan’s board of trustees for the past seven years.

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Comments on “POSITRACTION: Georgetown invited Sebelius”

submitted on 2012/05/23 at 5:08 pm

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You pose an interesting question: “is the Catholic brand in trouble?” In a sense, the HHS Mandate is a godsend. It united our Bishops. It has rank and file Catholics talking. At my morning Catechism and Coffee group, we spent a half hour talking about it. The “Catholic brand” keeps getting tarnished by us Catholics. I think, though, that the HHS issue is leading to a stronger Catholic core. What do you think?

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[JR: The Jasper Jottings is an open (free) blog so from time to time folks wander in and comment. This is an interesting one. I'm not the "marketing pro". Nor the expert in "faith and morals". Seems to me that the leadership and the faithful of Holy Mother Church have NOT fought like Muslims do to preserve their "faith". Seem like everyone AWOL during the 50's to 90's when life was "good" and the living was "easy". By choosing not to "die" on the "hill" of Gooferment Skrules, the battle was lost. I'm not sure the Church in America EVER recovers. But then people tell me I'm a "glass half empty"  pessimist. America has lost its pioneer toughness. And the politicians and bureaucrats representing the elite like it just fine. Do we have the huevos for a revolution? In the the words of Wall Street, "IDK"!] 


Tom Quiner is a social and fiscal conservative who embraces capitalism generally and supply side economics specifically. He has been a frequent contributor to The Des Moines Register.

He believes the powers of government should be used to ensure equality of opportunity rather than equality of outcome.  “The government that governs least governs best”, attributed to Thomas Jefferson, a Democrat, describes his view of government.

Mr. Quiner suggests that if President Jefferson were alive today, he’d be a Republican.

He believes in American exceptionalism and the American “Creed,” which declares people have fundamental rights that flow from our Creator.

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JOBIT: Criscione, Nicholas J. [MC1966 RIP]


Nicholas J. Criscione

Criscione, Nicholas J. Esq.


Nicholas J. Criscione, 68, entered into eternal life on Monday, May 21, 2012, while on an annual fishing trip to Grand Lake Stream, Maine.

Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Luisa Graziano Criscione and Nicholas Criscione. Beloved husband of Carol Frone Criscione; loving father of Nicole Criscione Szesnat and her husband Albert "Boo" Szesnat and Matthew Criscione; cherished grandfather of Nicholas and Anna Szesnat; caring brother of Guy Criscione, Angeline Papale and Anita Criscione; and also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Nick is a 1961 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, Manhattan College, '66 and Albany Law School, '69. He practiced law for more than 40 years, was an Albany County assistant district attorney, and a three term Colonie town justice.

Proud of his Italian heritage, Nick was a founding member, past president and general counsel of the Italian American Community Center. He served on the City of Albany Columbus Day parade committee and was a long time member of the Italian American Heritage Foundation, the West Albany Italian Benevolent Society and Sons of Italy.

Golf and fishing gave him great challenges. He loved Sunday dinners with his brother, sisters, nieces and nephews. His greatest joy, however, was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, whether vacationing on Cape Cod, golfing, playing bocce or kickball. Nick was a strong man who did everything quietly and with humility.

Funeral services Friday, May 25, 2012 at St. Pius X Church, Loudonville at 10:00 a.m., where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Thursday, May 24, 2012 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Lasak & Gigliotti Funeral Home, now located at 208 North Allen Street, Albany. Interment St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Those wishing to remember Nick in a special way may send a contribution to Catholic Charities Caregivers Support Services, 100 Slingerland Street, Albany, NY 12202 To leave the family a special message on their guest book, obtain a prayer card, directions, or other helpful services please visit www.LGFuneralHome.com

Published in Albany Times Union from May 23 to May 24, 2012


Criscione, Nicholas J. [MC1966 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/timesunion-albany/guestbook.aspx?n=nicholas-criscione&pid=157751399&cid=full

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JOBIT: Sinclair, James Allen [MC1949 RIP]


Sinclair, James Allen

James Allen Sinclair, of Suffern, NY passed away May 22, 2012 at the age of 90.

Born May 9, 1922 in Sloatsburg, NY to Edward and Anna Sinclair. He was a lifelong Suffern resident and an active parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. Jim was a graduate of Regis High School and Manhattan College, he served his country during World War II as a B-17 co-pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was stationed in Kimbolton, England, and completed 30 missions over France and Germany, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Jim was employed for many years as a market analyst for Ford, Bacon, and Davis Inc. in NYC, and later worked for the Rockland County Department of Consumer Protection.

He was an active member of the American Legion and VFW and while his health allowed, also volunteered with Meals on Wheels, and was a 4th Degree Knight with the Joyce Kilmer Council #1177.

Friends and family will remember that Jim seemingly had a song for every name and every occasion.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Crowe Sinclair, children, James (Kaye) of Fort Worth Tx, Mary Rivera (Jose) of Dover De., Joseph (Lynn) of Doylestown, Pa., Michael (Naomi) of Albuquerque NM, Peter (Emma) of Doylestown, Pa. 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, John (Kaye) of Mahwah, NJ and sister-in-law, Dorothy of Suffern and many nieces and nephews survive him. He was predeceased by his brothers, Edward and William, both of Suffern.

A Mass of Chrisitan Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church in Suffern. Burial will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Airmont NY. Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Scarr Funeral Home Inc., Route 202, Suffern. In lieu of flowers, donations to Missionaries of Charity or Sacred Heart Church.

Scarr Funeral Home, Inc. Rt. 202 Suffern, N.Y. 845-357-1137 www.scarrfuneralhome.net "Suffern's Only Family Owned Funeral Home"

Published in the The Journal News on May 24, 2012


Sinclair, James Allen [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=james-sinclair&pid=157758290&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1949.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sinclair, James Allen [MC1949 RIP]

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JOBIT: Jordan, Michael James [MC1967 RIP]


Michael James Jordan (1946 - 2012)

Wingdale, NY - Michael James Jordan, 66, a 32- year resident of Wingdale, NY, formerly of Bay Shore, NY, died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at New Milford Hospital in New Milford, CT. Mr. Jordan was an administrator for The Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities at the Westchester Developmental Center, Harlem Valley Campus, in Wingdale, NY, and later worked in their Manhattan office retiring in 1999.

Born January 8, 1946 in Bay Shore, NY, he was the son of the late Thomas and Brigid Finn Jordan, who both emigrated from County Mayo, Ireland. On March 18, 1967 in New York City he married April Hedley, who survives at home.

Michael received a Bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in 1967 and a Master's degree in Social Work from Hunter College in NYC, in 1970. He was the secretary and past president of the Dover Lions Club, he served on the Town of Dover Recreation Committee, and was a former member of the Town of Dover Little League advisory board. He also served on the Town of Dover Board of Elections, and was a member of the Harlem Valley Golf Club in Wingdale, NY.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Catherine Jordan, and her husband Steven Attanasio, of Clifton Park, NY, and Jennifer Wood, and her husband Leland, of Dover Plains, NY; his son, Sean Jordan, and his wife Christa, of East Longmeadows, MA; two sisters, Maureen Lindie, of Brooklyn, NY, and Eileen Thompson, of Blackstone, MA, and nine grandchildren: Erin, Megan, and Abbey Wood, Jennifer and Elizabeth Attanasio, Maeve, Brigid, Adelaide, and Finn Jordan. "Poppy" loved his children and grandchildren and treasured the times spent with family.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Thomas Jordan and a sister Catherine Weikman.

Calling hours will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the Hufcut Funeral Home; 3159 Route 22 Dover Plains, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon on Monday, May 28, 2012 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Mill St. Dover Plains, NY. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Michael's name may be made to the Town of Dover Lions Club, P.O. Box 441, Dover Plains, NY 12522 or Dover Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 396, Dover Plains, NY 12522.

To send the family an online condolence or for directions, please visit www.hufcutfuneralhome.com

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from May 25 to May 26, 2012


Jordan, Michael James [MC1967 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/poughkeepsiejournal/guestbook.aspx?n=michael-jordan&pid=157770718&cid=full

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JOBIT: Morris, Dorothy Edith [MC1993 RIP]


Morris, Dorothy Edith

Dorothy Edith Morris - Arbitrator and Real Estate Executive

Dorothy Edith Morris of Briarcliff Manor, an arbitrator, real estate executive, and business owner died Wednesday at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, New York. She was 80 years old. Dorothy loved life and her family. A quiet and modest lady who was always breaking new barriers and never retired.

She was born in College Point, Queens, New York on September 22, 1931 to Frances Aitken and Conrad Kohler. Her family moved to Lindenhurst, New York when she was a child. She married Kenneth Baker Morris of Ossining, New York on September 3rd 1960. The newlyweds built a house in Briarcliff Manor on May 1961. She lived there until her death.

Dorothy went back to college after raising her daughters. She graduated in 1993 with her degree in Business from Manhattan College at the age of 62.

Her professional career began as an Office Manger of Prominent Finance Company. After marrying, she spent several years as an at-home-mother raising her daughters Laura and Sandra. In 1972 she started Morris Real Estate, 500 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY. She was a distinguished speak on Air Rights in NYC. For the last 40 years she has been an Arbitrator for FINRA (Stock Exchange). She server on the NYS Real Estate Board. A Broker for Havilland Century 21. She was a member of Nation Institute of Social Sciences (NISS), The World Affairs Forum, DAR (Daughter of the American Revolution), All Saints Church of Scarbough Manor and Shattumuc Yacht Club. She created the Bridge group at Shattamuc Yacht Club Ossining, NY. She cherished her family and spending time with them. Dorothy was a world traveler and golfer. She valued her friendships with old friends, Bridge, Golf Buddies, and Colleagues.

She leaves behind her 2 Daughters Laura Susan Morris and Sandra Lee Morris of Briarcliff Manor, NY.

Visiting hours Friday (today) 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Beecher Funeral Home, Pleasantville, NY. Funeral Service Saturday 11 AM, All Saints Episcopal Church, Briarcliff Manor, NY Burial following at Dale Cemetery, Ossining, NY

Published in the The Journal News on May 25, 2012


Morris, Dorothy Edith [MC1993 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=dorothy-morris&pid=157769244&cid=full

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JUPDATE: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) Engineer Huntsville, AL

Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975): started a new job on Monday, May 21st, as a Test and Data Management Engineer at Tec-Masters, Inc, in Huntsville, AL.

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[JR: Congrats. Time for everyone to update their networking lists.]

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JHQ: May MC Monthly


Manhattan College Celebrates 2012 Graduation
Nearly 1,000 bachelor's and master's students graduated from Manhattan College on May 19 and 20.

Spotlights on the Class of 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.

James Patterson's Dedication to Alma Mater Sparks New Scholarships at Manhattan
Award-winning author and alumnus James Patterson '69 continues his support and generosity at Manhattan College with the establishment of 16 new James Patterson Scholarships.

On Campus

Religious Studies Professor Receives Fulbright Scholar Grant
Robert Geraci will research the social study of artificial intelligence and robotics at the Indian Institute of Science in Banglore, India.

Students Partner to Create Green Products
The undergraduate cross-school collaboration between business and engineering students is the first of its kind at Manhattan College.

Grad Business and Engineering Students Develop Organic Hair Dye
Two chemical engineering and three M.B.A. students have combined their expertise and concocted a way to create a pure all-natural hair dye and market it around the world using henna leaves.


2012 Baseball Team

Manhattan Looks to Repeat as MAAC Champs
The Manhattan College baseball team will begin defending its conference title today at the 2012 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships at Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy, N.Y.

Bibaud Honored at Scholarship Dinner
Senior golfer Pat Bibaud was honored at the 63rd Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund annual banquet in Boston this month. READ

Ewald, Papazov Prep for Regionals at Army Strong Series
Manhattan College's Roman Ewald '12 and Anastas Papazov '15, members of the track and field team, prepared for this weekend's NCAA East Regional by competing in the second meet of the Army Strong Throwing Series at the U.S. Military Academy's Shea Stadium last Saturday.

Photo from 2011 Reunion Weekend

College Prepares To Host Reunion Weekend
Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3, Manhattan will host the 143rd reunion celebration.

Manhattan Offering AP Workshops July 30-Aug. 3
Manhattan College alumni high school teachers and current graduate students are eligible to participate in advanced placement (AP) summer workshops from July 30-Aug. 3. The Advanced Placement Institute of Manhattan College will award one-third tuition remission (approximately $400) to Manhattan-affiliated alumni.

Jasper Open Golf Tournament a Success
On May 7, alumni golfers and guests joined the College for the 24th annual Jasper Open, and more than $150,000 was raised in support of scholarships and athletic programs at the College.

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JOBIT: McLinskey, Thomas James Jerome [MC1950 RIP]


Thomas McLinskey (1925 - 2012)
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McLinskey, Thomas

Thomas James Jerome McLinskey died peacefully at Nyack Hospital surrounded by his family on May 24, 2012. One of six children, he was born in the Bronx on December 1, 1925 to James and Anna (Folliard) McLinskey. He grew up in the Bronx where he attended St. Jerome's Grammar School, St. Ann's Academy, and Manhattan College. He was a dedicated son who tirelessly helped his parents in their family grocery store. He had a lifelong love of sports, music, his Irish heritage, and his Catholic faith.

He bravely served in United States Navy as a Signalman on the USS YMS 389 in the Philippines and Okinawa campaigns from 1944 to 1945. When he returned, he completed his degree at Manhattan College and became a police officer in the NYPD in March 1950 and was soon promoted to First Grade Detective. Retiring in 1983 after thirty-three years, he loved his job, the men he worked with, and the opportunity to serve the people of New York City.

Tom married the love of his life, Marie Shaughnessy, on April 16, 1955, and recently celebrated 57 years of marriage. A true family man, he moved with his wife and his daughters from the Bronx to Pearl River in 1961 and became a parishioner of St. Margaret of Antioch Church in Pearl River. Tom was a devoted and loving husband to Marie and meant the world to his daughters and their families. Known for his cheerful, generous nature, great integrity, and beautiful smile, Tom was also a loyal friend, uncle, and mentor to many.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Marie, and his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and William Dougherty, Eileen and Darren Shepard, Sheila and Gregory Golden, and Colleen and Patrick Higgins, and his thirteen grandchildren, Clare, Maureen, and Kathleen Dougherty, Kate, Dylan, and Andrew Shepard, Conor, Taylor, and Reilly Golden, and Thomas, Liam, Brendan, and Erin Higgins.

Thomas is also survived by his siblings and their spouses, John and Kathy McLinskey, Terence and Dorsey McLinskey, and Veronica McLinskey. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Jack and Arlene Shaughnessy, and his loving sister-in-law, Eileen Fleming. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Eileen and Jim Larkin, his brother James, his brother-in-law Denis Fleming and mother-in-law, Katherine Shaughnessy. He will be missed and fondly remembered by all of his many nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 27 from 7-9 pm and Monday, May 28 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at St. Margaret of Antioch Church, 115 West Central Ave, Pearl River, NY 10965. Burial will follow at Cemetery of the Ascension, 650 Saddle River Road, Airmont, New York 10952.

Memorial donations may be made to Fight Huntington's Disease: Team KJ, P.O. Box 1222, Pearl River, NY 10965 or the charity of your choice.

Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home 100 Franklin Ave. Pearl River, NY 845-735-2161

Published in the The Journal News on May 26, 2012


McLinskey, Thomas James Jerome [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=thomas-mclinskey&pid=157778853&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McLinskey, Thomas James Jerome [MC1950 RIP]

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Comments on “JVIDEO: Steinberg, Robert aka now “Bob Stei”

Steinberg, Robert "Bob Stei" (MC1993)
Submitted on 2012/05/25 at 11:30 pm

I just found this posting and I am flattered over the chuckles! I have worked in radio since large and small markets, nothing will ever be as much fun as the WRCM days! More to come. Bob Stei

[JR: Look forward to any content you'd care to share.]

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JHQ: Undergraduate Commencement 5.20.12


Undergraduate Commencement 5.20.12

More than 700 students from our schools of arts, business, education, engineering and science graduated on May 20, 2012. Hats off to you, class of 2012!

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[JR: 384 pictures.  Someone needs to id everyone! LOL! That's too big a job for me. I'm curious — 384 pics / 700+ students — who was missed. Argh! Yeah, I'm that anal.]

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ENDNOTE: Repeal the Law of Gravity too?


New York bishops recommend higher minimum wage
CWN - May 04, 2012

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The Catholic bishops of New York have issued a call for a raise in the state's minimum wage.

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With all my sincere apologies to these holy men, why not recommend the repeal the Law of Gravity too.

This way the poor, old, and suicidal will not be harmed.

Why does this sound absurd, but "raising the State minimum wage" is not?

Do these learned and holy men curse the rain when they get wet?

OK, let's raise the minimum wage to 100$ per hour. Or 200$. Or a thousand.

That's absurd.

We can immediately see that no one will be employed.

So why is it so hard to see that the minimum wage CAUSES unemployment. And, with unemployment comes poverty and human misery.

I'm not for welfare by the Gooferment at all. (They can't do it right.)

So, I'd pray that the Holy Spirit gives these men the Gift of Insight. That most every business person has. Gooferment can't help; it can only make us ALL poorer.

Let put people back to work with meaningful tax reform.

Let's get these "smart" people into their own businesses.

That's how to improve the lot of the poor everywhere.


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