Brothers of the Christian Schools District of Eastern North America to Gift Over $789,000.00 to Manhattan College
Donation will bolster the College’s endowment and professional development funds
08/10/12 - Riverdale, NY The Brothers of the Christian Schools, District of Eastern North America (DENA) will donate $789,554.30 to Manhattan College, located in Riverdale, New York. The Christian Brother owned and sponsored institution of higher education recently sold two residential properties on the campus’ neighboring Tibbett Avenue. The Brothers’ District administration has decided to donate half of the proceeds to Manhattan College, which will be split among the school’s Christian Brothers Endowment Trust, which provides financial aid to students, and the Brother Thomas Scanlan Fund for Lasallian Heritage, which helps to sponsor professional development and formation programs for faculty and staff at the College.
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"Jeff Sid0ti" as "@JSidoti" tweeted:
Manhattan College is officially Alpha Phi Delta's Outstanding Chapter of 2012. Congratulations guys. Love you. #MissionAccomplished
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Two promotions at Adirondack Trust
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Trust Co. announces the promotion of Alicia Butler to assistant treasurer and assistant administrator and Susanne Rogan to assistant treasurer, commercial lending.
Rogan was recently promoted to assistant treasurer in the commercial lending department.
She joined The Adirondack Trust Co. in 2006 and has 12 years of commercial banking experience. She is a graduate of Manhattan College and volunteers for St. Clement’s Regional Catholic School and Junior Achievement of Northeastern NY.
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Rogan, Susanne [MC????]
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Business Students Take Part in Google Challenge
CIS 431 goes outside the classroom and into the real world of search engine-based advertising.
This spring, School of Business seniors in the Analysis, Design and Implementation of Information Systems course participated in the annual Google Challenge, an international competition that gives students a hands-on introduction to the world of search engine-based advertising using Google’s AdWords technology. The competition required students to select a nonprofit organization and create an AdWords campaign that would achieve specific business goals.
“The Google Challenge benefits all parties involved — the students conduct a real advertising campaign, the target organization receives free online advertising, and Google gets to demonstrate the benefits of search engine-based advertising,” explains class instructor Marc Waldman, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting, law and computer information systems (CIS).
The Manhattan College Google Challenge team consisted of Kaitlin Begley ’12, Matthew Jordan ’13, William Mauro ’12, Rory O’Connor ’12 and Lisa Pulis ’12, all CIS majors. The group focused its AdWords campaign on Catholic Charities of Rockville Centre, an organization that has a personal connection to the College through its CEO Laura Cassell ’79, a member of the School of Business Board of Advisors.
The Google Challenge benefits all parties involved — the students conduct a real advertising campaign, the target organization receives free online advertising, and Google gets to demonstrate the benefits of search engine-based advertising
“From my perspective, the real joy of this was the collaboration itself,” Cassell says. “This project offered the opportunity for Manhattan students to connect the Catholic values that are so central to their education to the charitable mission of the larger Church.”
The AdWords program allows organizations to associate keywords with small online ads. When a potential customer enters one or more of the keywords into a search engine, the associated ad appears alongside other relevant web page links, and gives organizations the opportunity to conduct a targeted online advertising campaign.
Based on its initial research of Catholic Charities, the team decided to focus the AdWords campaign on three areas, including services (senior and charity), donations and volunteers. The team then had to identify target keywords, a process that evolves over time based on effectiveness, and participate in an AdWords auction to buy their keywords. Google provided each team with a $250 AdWords voucher valid for one month, and the team used this voucher to bid on keywords.
To help the team make wise budget and keyword decisions, Google also provided tools that summarized activity in an AdWords campaign, such as number of times a particular ad was clicked on and displayed, and keyword search frequency.
A few weeks prior to starting the Google Challenge, the team reviewed the topic of search engine-based advertising in class, which provided a solid foundation to begin their work on the campaign.
The team’s campaign was most successful in the area of increasing the recruitment of volunteers for Catholic Charities. The students found that ads for donations and services faced a surprising amount of competition from other not-for-profit organizations and, therefore, didn’t get displayed as often as the volunteer recruitment ads.
“Being part of this project, I feel that not only has this course provided me with a valuable learning experience but also the opportunity to help a wonderful organization like Catholic Charities,” team captain Pulis adds. “It was great to hear that they were able to benefit from our actions.”
Posted on August 08, 2012
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Cordaro, Jay [MC2003]
Branch Manager at Valley National Bank
Greater New York City Area
* Branch Manager for Valley National Bank in Little Silver, NJ. With over 8+ years of banking experience specializing in commercial and residential mortgages, lines of credit, leases, and many other bank needs.
* I have many tools that can provide solutions to a variety of financial needs. From basic needs like opening an operating account to more in depth needs like buying a commercial property.
* Currently the President for the Little Silver Business and Professional Association. A group of local business owners who have come together to network as well as improve the local community.
* Please feel free to contact me and we can set an appointment to meet.
Specialties: Commercial/Residential Mortgages, Lines of Credit, Leases, Operating/Payroll Accounts, Payroll solutions, Merchant Services, Investments
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Caulfield, Matthew [MC1989]
Managing Director at J.P. Morgan
Greater Philadelphia Area
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John Edward OConnor
Will have info for a MC obit for next week. Iain Ewart, MC 75 and an Arnold Air brother "Sweets" passed away last night at the hospice unit of Monmouth Medical Center. he had fought brian tumors for waht seems like over 2 years. As I get details from the AAS brothers who have been closer to the situation and visiting, I will pass along. Here is the link to the obit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?n=john-a-ewart&pid=159160270&fhid=15136#fbLoggedOut
John A. Ewart's Obituary on Asbury Park Press
John A. Ewart AGE: 58 • Millstone Twp. John A. Ewart, 58, of Millstone Township, NJ, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at St. Barnabas Hospice Palliative Center in Long Branch, NJ, after a
Ewart, John A.
John A. Ewart
AGE: 58 • Millstone Twp.
John A. Ewart, 58, of Millstone Township, NJ, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at St. Barnabas Hospice Palliative Center in Long Branch, NJ, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, John came to the United States at the age of nine, settling in New York. He and his family have lived in New Jersey for over 30 years. John graduated from the School of Business of Manhattan College and was a member of the Arnold Air Society. For the past 10 years John was a Managing Director of Sagamore Partners, LLC, a financial advisory firm in Princeton. John's banking career included a variety of senior management roles at PNC Bank and its predecessor Midlantic National Bank, Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corp and its predecessor Marine Midland Bank, and was a former Chairman of the NJ World Trade Council.
Predeceased by his father, John Ewart, Sr.; John is survived by his wife, Catherine (Murena) Ewart; his son, William Ewart; his mother, Elizabeth (Brandon) Ewart; his brother, James Ewart and his children, Lauren and Jimmy Carroll and Brian Ewart; and his sister-in-law, Dolores Grant and her husband Martin.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 7:00 pm, at the A.S. Cole Son & Co. Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Cranbury. Family and friends may call Wednesday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm until the time of the service at A.S. Cole Son & Co. Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Barnabas Palliative Care Center at Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740. www.saulfuneralhomes.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on August 14, 2012
Ewart, John A. [MC1975 RIP]
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Exeter Around the Town
August 14, 2012 2:00 AM
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Exeter Rotary Club welcomes Doug York
Doug York, the SAU 16 Educational Channel and the Exeter Public Access TV channel production manager, will be speaking at the Exeter Rotary Club meeting Monday, Aug. 20.
York oversees and operates all aspects of the television studio and the programming aired on both TV stations.
He works with students throughout the school district and residents of the community to produce programming for the stations.
He has produced and directed numerous music videos for artists throughout New England and has worked with actors that have appeared in movies such as "The Town" and "Gone Baby Gone" with Ben Affleck.
York has also produced and directed short form documentaries for non-profit organizations and local businesses.
He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in film production and began working in television for ABC, Inc. in New York City, before moving back to New Hampshire.
The Exeter Rotary Club meets for lunch on Mondays from 12:15-1:30 p.m. at the Exeter Inn.
The meetings are open to the public.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Exeter Rotary Club President Ann Schieber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-2744 as space is limited.
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York, Doug [MC????]
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The Public Interest
By Brian Amaral
Owens, Doheny agree: June weddings are best
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
At least they can agree on something.
The same month that Matt Doheny was getting married in Alexandria Bay, Rep. Bill Owens, his Nov. 6 opponent, was celebrating 40 years of his own marriage.
Mr. Owens met Jane Norton while the two were students at Manhattan College. Mrs. Owens is now an executive at a local PBS station.
The photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Owens was posted on Mr. Owens' campaign Facebook account, which includes photographs of Mr. Owens in an Air Force uniform.
Mr. Owens has plenty going against him in this election — not least are the massive Republican voter registration advantage and the bad economy. But his personal biography is one of his top assets, and his campaign is using it to the best of their ability.
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Christine A. Gallagher
(November 1, 1974 - August 14, 2012)
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CHRISTINE GALLAGHER OF PEARL RIVER, NY DIED 8/14/2012 AFTER A COURAGEOUS BATTLE WITH CANCER. SHE WAS 37.
CHRISTINE IS SURVIVED BY HER FATHER, RAYMOND GALLAGHER OF PEARL RIVER, HER BROTHERS CHRIS (MAUREEN) OF PEARL RIVER, BRIAN (LAURIE) OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND JAMES OF PEARL RIVER. CHRISTINE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY HER NEPHEW CHARLES (CHARLIE) AND HER NIECES KATHERINE (KATIE) AND HER GOD DAUGHTER MADELINE (MADDIE). CHRISTINE WAS PREDECEASED BY HER MOTHER KATHLEEN AND HER BROTHER TIMOTHY. CHRISTINE LEAVES BEHIND MANY AUNTS, UNCLES, COUSINS, FRIENDS AND GOD CHILDREN TO CHERISH HER MEMORY.
CHRISTINE MADE INSTANT FRIENDS EVERYWHERE SHE WENT WHICH WAS EVIDENT BY THE WAY “TEAM GALLAGHER” RALLIED AROUND HER DURING HER ILLNESS. CHRISTINE WAS HAPPIEST WHEN SHE WAS AROUND HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW AND LOVED HER.
CHRISTINE GRADUATED FROM PEARL RIVER HIGH SCHOOL, SUNY COBLESKILL AND SUNY CORTLAND AND RECEIVED HER MASTERS DEGREE FROM MANHATTAN COLLEGE. CHRISTINE WAS THE DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE AT MITCHELL COLLEGE AND PREVIOUSLY WORKED IN COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION AT DOMINICAN COLLEGE AND MANHATTAN COLLEGE.
VISITATION WILL BE SATURDAY 8/18 AND SUNDAY 8/19 FROM 3PM-5PM AND 7PM-9PM AT WYMAN FISHER FUNERAL HOME, 100 FRANKLIN AVENUE IN PEARL RIVER NY. A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL WILL BE CELEBRATED ON MONDAY 8/20 AT 10 AM AT OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CHURCH, IN ORANGEBURG, NY. BURIAL WILL TAKE PLACE AT ST. ANTHONYS CEMETERY, IN NANUET, NY.
Gallagher, Christine A. [MC???? RIP]
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Submitted on 2012/08/16 at 11:42 am
Bill Owens, who now sits in Congress, graduated from Manhattan in 1972 and Fordham Law School in 1975. He served as Judiciary Area Defense Counsel at Wurtsmith AFB in Michigan, and Plattsburgh AFB in New York. A good guy.
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Clifford, Peter [MC1990]
VP, Orginations - Franchise Finance at GE Commercial Finance
Greater Nashville Area
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Fall 2012 “JasperVision” Schedule Announced
18 Fall Events to be Broadcast
RIVERDALE, N.Y. - The Manhattan College athletic department announced today the fall 2012 "JasperVision" broadcast schedule. In total, seventeen home sporting events will be web streamed live on www.GoJaspers.com including five from men's soccer, six for Jaspers women's soccer and seven home volleyball matches.
The broadcast season begins on Sept. 7 when the Manhattan women's soccer team hosts Lafayette at 7 p.m. before returning to Gaelic Park to take on Wagner on Wednesday Sept. 12. Four more home matches will be broadcasted with live video and audio including conference games against Saint Peter's (9/29), Rider (10/5), and Loyola (10/7). One other MAAC contest to be including occurs on Oct. 19 when Marist visits Riverdale.
The Manhattan men's soccer team will have five games webcasted beginning with Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rival Iona (10/12) followed by Fairfield (10/14) two days later. They will then conclude with three straight broadcasts against Army (10/23), Niagara (11/2) and Canisius (11/4).
All Manhattan volleyball matches will be shown live from Draddy Gymnasium starting September 19 as the Jaspers host Lafayette. Fans will also be able to view games against MAAC rivals Marist (9/22), Siena (9/23), Rider (9/26), Niagara (9/29), along with Canisius (9/30) and Iona (10/20).
JasperVision is the exclusive online live and on-demand video destination for all Manhattan athletics. Both JasperVision and MAAC.tv packages are available in 12-month, four-month or one-month subscriptions. A 12-month JasperVision subscription costs $59.95, while a four-month subscription is $39.95 and a one-month subscription is available for $12.95. Single games can also be purchased for $5.95. If fans choose to sign-up for the conference package, the prices are $69.95 (12-month), $44.95 (four-month) and $15.95 (one-month). All packages are set up for automatic renewal
**Note: JasperVision schedule subject to change**
Spring 2012 JasperVision Schedule
Date Sport Opponent Site Time
Fri. Sept. 7 W Soccer Lafayette Gaelic Park 7 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 12 W Soccer Wagner Gaelic Park 7 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 19 Volleyball Lafayette Draddy Gym 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 22 Volleyball Marist Draddy Gym 2 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 23 Volleyball Siena Draddy Gym 2 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 26 Volleyball Rider Draddy Gym 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 29 Volleyball Niagara Draddy Gym 2 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 29 W Soccer Saint Peter's Gaelic Park 7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 30 Volleyball Canisius Draddy Gym 2 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 5 W Soccer Rider Gaelic Park 7 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 7 W Soccer Loyola Gaelic Park 10 a.m.
Fri., Oct. 12 M Soccer Iona Gaelic Park 7 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 14 M Soccer Fairfield Gaelic Park 11 a.m.
Fri. Oct. 19 W Soccer Marist Gaelic Park 7 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 20 Volleyball Iona Draddy Gym 2 p.m.
Tue., Oct. 23 M Soccer Army Gaelic Park 3:30 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 2 M Soccer Niagara Gaelic Park 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 4 M Soccer Canisius Gaelic Park 11 a.m.
**-Schedule subject to change-**
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Brier Rose Books, one of a kind in Bergen County
Thursday, August 16, 2012
BY HOWARD PROSNITZ
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TEANECK To enter Brier Rose Books at 450 Cedar Lane is to walk into a different era. A visitor walks through a small labyrinth of floor to ceiling bookshelves past paintings, antique rocking horses, chess sets, sleds and more than 50,000 second hand books.
Howard Rose is the owner or Brier Rose Books, a full-time second hand bookstore, located on Cedar Lane. In the center of the labyrinth is Howard Rose, the store’s owner and sole employee.
"I’ve always felt that when you go through the doors of Brier Rose Books you’ve left Bergen County and maybe a lot more behind," said the Northumberland Road resident, who claims that Brier Rose Books is Bergen County’s only full-time second hand bookstore.
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Rose earned a master’s degree in counseling and psychology from Manhattan College and worked for many years as an academic administrator, including jobs as director of financial aid, admissions and veterans affairs departments. Employers included the Graduate Center of City University of New York, Cardozo School of Law, Columbia University School of Nursing School and Fairleigh Dickinson University.
He opened Brier Rose 16 years ago, originally in River Edge. The store moved to its current location in 1998.
"I was a book collector before I became a dealer. There was a period of time when I wasn’t working, and I decided to do what I liked," Rose said.
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Rose, Howard [MC????]
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The Garden City News
2012-08-17 / Community
Garden City Residents Named “Women Of Distinction”
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During a large ceremony held at the Albertson VFW hall on Saturday, August 11, Assemblyman Tom McKevitt honored 22 Women of Distinction for their "tireless efforts to build a better community". Of the 22 women who were recognized, six were from Garden City.
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As a lifelong resident of Garden City, Judy Courtney is an integral member of the Village, proving that one person can truly make a difference. She volunteers her time frequently with the Garden City Athletic Association, the Garden City Parent Teacher Association and the Garden City Special Education Parent Teacher Association.
Judy’s largest undertaking is through her role as President of the Eastern Property Owners’ Association (EPOA), after serving as a Director and then Vice President for two years. The POAs are responsible for many tasks, including facilitating elections for Village Trustees and School Trustees.
Judy received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Manhattan College, where she studied career development. She puts her extensive training to work as a human resources professional with Capital One Bank, after a very successful career with many of the nation’s top banks including JP Morgan Chase, Fleet Bank and Swiss Renaissance.
With all of the titles Judy bears as volunteer, President and professional, the most important title she bears is mother to her daughter, a Garden City High School graduate.
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Courtney, Judith [MC????]
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Lifeguard's bill to be paid after Ore. coast rescue
A follow-up to a story seen first on KOIN
Reported by: Jennifer Meacham
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ORTLAND, Ore. -- The family of an off-duty teen lifeguard who ran into the ocean to save a drowning 12-year-old is getting help for the teen's big medical bills associated with the rescue effort.
About a month ago, beach visitor John Clark ran into the ocean to save a boy stuck in a rip tide near Oregon's Rockaway Beach. Clark wasn't hurt but did have a headache, and was taken to the hospital to get checked out. The ambulance ride alone elicited a bill of more than $1,900. The total bill, including the emergency room and doctor visit, came to nearly $2,600.
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Love a happy ending. The ENDNOTE is a rant about the stupidity of our systems. The Gooferment can't do anything right.
It's rare that one story supplies a POSITRACTION and an ENDNOTE! A start and an end to the week in one fell swoop.
And, who says "private charity" can't be more moral, more effective, and certainly more efficient than depending upon the Gooferment to take care of us cradle to grave. Remember the Nazis and the Matrix!
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