JASPER JOTTINGS Week 53 - 2012 December 30    

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



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POSITRACTION: Life is precious


December 12th, 2012 at 10:46 am
Women may be losing healthy babies due to mistaken diagnosis
in: Big Problems,Health & Fitness,Science & Technology News

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Thanks to ultra-sensitive home pregnancy testing kits, more than 200 women who discover they are expecting are having their pregnancies ended by mistake because hospital scans cannot pick up the earliest signs of life, doctors warn.

Modern home pregnancy tests, which detect hormonal changes, are so effective that women are going to hospital earlier than ever, fearing they have miscarried.

Doctors are carrying out ultrasound scans, finding no heartbeat, and consequently removing the early fetus, a health watchdog warns.

Up to 400 women may be losing their babies every year due to mistaken diagnosis of miscarriage. More than half are triggered by the problem of home pregnancy testing, according to an expert.

New guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice), urges doctors not to operate to remove a fetus so quickly in the early weeks of pregnancy.

The guidance also says that women should be advised that they might still be carrying a healthy baby, even if an early scan finds no positive signs.

Mary Ann Lumsden, professor of gynaecology at Glasgow University, who helped draw up the guidance, said she had “seen mistakes made” by doctors who had acted too soon.

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Once again, mankind's hubris, where our collective abilities far outstrip our understanding.

Most Jaspers tread carefully, since "we don't know what we don't know" was drummed into us. (At least, in engineering school, our ignorance was demonstrated to us early and often.)

Having see two babies die, and several miscarries, I hope that this tragedy is avoided.

It's incomprehensible to me, having seen many babes grow up to be beautiful people, that life isn't treasured.

While I'm far from a "holy man", life should be held in awe and not taken frivolously.

Only the old should die when their life is "used up". Never a minute sooner.

I hope that you find these thoughts as uplifting as I do.

Life goes on.

Regardless of how we screw it up.

The Christmas story ends with children being murdered and the Holy Family fleeing to Egypt.

Too many times this story is repeated.

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[JR: Yup, Jaspers are MUCH better looking than I went to school. Much. If I was 40 years younger, ,,, sigh!]

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MVIDEO: Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons Groundbreaking


Published on Dec 21, 2012

Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons Groundbreaking

On Dec. 13, members of the Manhattan College community gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons. Special guest Commissioner Kelly spoke at the event.

The 70,000-square-foot building, set to open in 2014, will significantly enhance the College's ability to integrate academics and student life, and will provide space for fitness and wellness programming, cultural and community events, dining, student activities and student collaboration.

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JPICTURE: Peters, Megan [MC2015] this week's Fashionista


Dressing comfortably and with style is much easier than you may have imagined—this week's Fashionista can prove it! The Fashionista this week, Megan Peters advises us on the secret beauty of wearing leggings! Leggings are a perfect fashion item for Fashionistas who want to look cute but still feel comfortable at the same time. You can dress them up or down, and they'll let your style shine no matter what! Whether you're heading to class or just studying for finals, leggings are always a smart choice!

Name: Megan Peters

Major: English Elementary Education

Year: Sophomore

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Peters, Megan [MC2015]

[JR: Yup, Jaspers are much better looking!]

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MNEWS: Reference to a Jasper


Jim Whalen, 69; tight end for Boston College and Boston Patriots

By Marvin Pave
Globe Correspondent / December 20, 2012

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Mr. Whalen’s agent was his father, James Sr.

The elder Mr. Whalen, who was known as Brud, had been a football and baseball captain at Manhattan College and a football line coach at what is now Cambridge Rindge & Latin School.

“I felt that Jim was the best athlete on the field, no matter who we played, and we didn’t win very ­often back then,” said Jack Noble,Cambridge Latin’s head football coach from 1959 to 1969. “There wasn’t much he couldn’t do.”

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[JR: An interesting MC connection.]

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MNEWS: 2013 De La Salle medal Julie Chen


Manhattan College Honors CBS Television Host Julie Chen at 2013 De La Salle ...
Danbury News Times
Television personality Julie Chen, host of CBS' The Talk and Big Brother, will receive the 2013 De La Salle medal at Manhattan College's annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. The event will be held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

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[JR: No comment.]

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JNEWS: Lopez, Anthony [MC????] National Society of Hispanic MBAs BoD


News Column
NSHMBA Announces New Officers
Dec. 20, 2012

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The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) recently announced the election of three new members to their national board of directors: Anthony Lopez, President and General Manager, Medical Solutions, Ansell; Julio Rocha, principal /senior financial advisor, Financial Advisor Group; and Thomas Savino, independent management consultant.

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Anthony Lopez is President and General Manager of Ansell Medical Solutions, as well as Senior Executive Leader for the Latin America Region for Ansell Industrial, Specialty Markets and Medical Solutions. With more than 30 years of experience, Lopez is recognized as a strategic thinker with a proven record for bringing about positive and empowering change.

Lopez holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and a M.S. in Engineering Management/Business from the University of Dayton. He is the author of the Legacy Leader series of books.

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Lopez, Anthony [MC????]

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JOBIT: Corless, James J. [MC1951 RIP]


James J. Corless

By Star staff | December 20, 2012 - 10:17am

James Joseph Corless of Montauk and Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., died of a heart attack on Dec. 11 while en route to Montauk. Mr. Corless, who was known to friends and family as Jim, was the founder and chief executive of Datacom Management Sciences of Norwalk, Conn. He was 85.

D.M.S.I., as the company is known, provides equipment for large-scale communications systems for such clients as the United States Navy and Coast Guard. During the 1980s, Mr. Corless oversaw its work on the automation of many of the U.S.’s major telephone switching systems.

He was born in 1927 in Brooklyn, the first of two children of Michael and Marie Corless. When he was young, the family moved to Woodside, Queens, where later he played semi-professional football for the Woodside Incas.

In 1945, he entered the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, where he majored in marine engineering. After the academy, he attended communications officers school at Scott Air Force Base in Arizona.

In 1951, after graduating from Manhattan College with an engineering degree, he went to work as a telegraph and data communications engineer for the federal Bureau of Ships and the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C.
In 1960, Mr. Corless left Washington and moved into the private sector, as a liaison to Washington. In 1969, he co-founded Fairfield Data Technologies, which consulted on network design, equipment evaluation, and traffic analysis.

It was aboard his Hatteras Sportsfisherman boat in 1985 that he and Ms. Corless first visited Montauk at the suggestion of their hired captain. They moved the boat from Connecticut to Montauk that same year.

For the first few years, they spent summer weekends in Montauk, living aboard their boat while docked at the Montauk Yacht Club and fishing often. In 1991 he was the winner of the Star Island Yacht Club’s first-ever Mako Mania shark tournament. He loved Montauk, his family said, and spent most of his time there.

In the 1990s, they bought an apartment at the Montauk Manor. Spending time there, they noticed the derelict Montauk Playhouse nearby and later became strong supporters of a successful effort to build a community center there.

In 2008, the Montauk Playhouse Committee honored the Corlesses at its Harbor Lights gala at the Montauk Lake Club.
In addition to Ms. Corless, he is survived by two sons, James Corless II of Trumbull, Conn., and Michael Corless of San Diego, and two daughters, Carolyn Corless of San Diego and Gina Mills of Trumbull, as well as a grandchild.

A memorial service for him will be held tomorrow at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk at 11:30 a.m.
Mr. Corless’s family has suggested donations in his memory to the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation, P.O. Box 1612, Montauk 11954 or to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, 90 Daniel’s Hole Road, Wainscott 11975.


Corless, James J. [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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MNEWS: Faculty and Student Accomplishments


View the accomplishments of the School of Engineering faculty and students during the month of December.

Faculty and Student Accomplishments
James Patrick Abulencia, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemical engineering, and Goli Nossoni, Ph.D., assistant professor of civil and chemical engineering, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s ENGAGE program. The ENGAGE program focuses on increasing the capacity of engineering schools to retain undergraduate students. The grant is centered on increasing faculty and student interaction, which impacts students’ satisfaction and perseverance in engineering. The purpose of the grant is to offset the cost of implementing a faculty-student interaction program.

Abulencia and Nossoni along with Kiley Markes, a junior majoring in chemical engineering; Helmer Martinez, a junior majoring in civil engineering; Alessandra Piazza, a junior majoring in chemical engineering; and Mohammad Qasim, a senior majoring in civil engineering; also recently received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet annual student design competition. The design project, “A Solar-powered, Sustainable, Hybrid Electrodialysis/Reverse Osmosis Desalination System for Rural Areas of Developing Countries” focuses on finding a solution for the lack of clean, drinkable water in rural communities around the world. The team of students and faculty will be presenting their design at the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C., in April.

A group of students (Jacob Adams, a sophomore majoring in philosophy and government; Erin Campagnola, a senior majoring in communication with a minor in environmental studies; Sarah Conte, a senior majoring in communication with minors in digital media art and environmental studies; Allen Fok, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering; Nathan Hunter, a senior majoring in marketing with a minor in environmental studies; Lili Johnson, a senior majoring in international studies and peace studies; Kadeem Marulaz, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering; Kevin Shiraldi, a senior majoring in communication; and David Stahl, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering) from the Environmental Politics class submitted a proposal to the Campus RainWorks Challenge sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water. The group worked on a campus rainwater-harvesting project this semester and entered the competition on Dec. 12. The competition consists of undergraduate and graduate student teams producing a green infrastructure design for a site on campus, which demonstrates how to manage storm water.

Posted on December 21, 2012

School of Business Faculty and Student Accomplishments
by News
Faculty Accomplishments

Poonam Arora, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and marketing, and Carolyn Predmore, Ph.D., professor of management and marketing, have had their chapter “Social Media as a Strategic Tool: Going Beyond the Obvious” accepted for publication in Emerald: Advanced Series in Management, volume “Social Media and Management.”

Student Accomplishments

Ali Beydoun, a junior majoring in finance and economics; Mark Coglitore, a senior majoring in finance; Michael Cox, a junior majoring in accounting; Alexander Lizzo, a senior majoring in finance with a minor in Spanish; Philip Messina, a junior majoring in finance; Felix Larsen Silijeback, a senior majoring in finance; and Christopher Vu, a junior majoring in finance; competed in the regional College Fed Challenge, held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in partnership with Eastern Economic Association. The team scored 35 out of 40 in the challenge, and their knowledge of the Federal Reserve and monetary policy was rated as superior.

A group of students (Jacob Adams, a sophomore majoring in philosophy and government; Erin Campagnola, a senior majoring in communication with a minor in environmental studies; Sarah Conte, a senior majoring in communication with minors in digital media art and environmental studies; Allen Fok, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering; Nathan Hunter, a senior majoring in marketing with a minor in environmental studies; Lili Johnson, a senior majoring in international studies and peace studies; Kadeem Marulaz, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering; Kevin Shiraldi, a senior majoring in communication; and David Stahl, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering) from the Environmental Politics class submitted a proposal to the Campus RainWorks Challenge sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water. The group worked on a campus rainwater-harvesting project this semester and entered the competition on Dec. 12. The competition consists of undergraduate and graduate student teams producing a green infrastructure design for a site on campus, which demonstrates how to manage storm water.


School of Education and Health Faculty and Student Accomplishments
by News
Faculty and Student Accomplishments

Katherine Bowen, a junior majoring in physical education, was one of only five students selected in the state of New York to run for president elect of Future Professionals for the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (NYSAHPERD).

Shawn Ladda, Ph.D., professor of physical education and human performance and chair of the department, was honored at the same conference with the NYSAHPERD Professional of the Year Award. In addition, she published an invited article for the Research Digest to celebrate Title IX by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. View the article

The School of Education and Health also hosted 20 principals from the Chaoyang District in Beijing, China, the week of Dec. 10 for a week of lectures and sessions on the American primary education system. The weeklong event was arranged by the America and China International Foundation and coordinated by William J. Merriman, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education and Health, and Karen Nicholson, Ph.D., associate professor of education. Elizabeth Kosky, Ph.D., professor of education, Ladda, Nicholson, Br. Augustine Nicoletti, FSC, associate professor of education, Lisa Anne Rizopoulos, associate professor of education, Lisa Toscano ’79, associate professor of physical education and human performance, Gloria Wolpert, Ed.D., associate professor of education, and Daniel Russo ’12, a graduate assistant, led the lectures and sessions. The principals also had the opportunity to visit and observe at two New York City Department of Education public schools, P.S. 7 and P.S. 81.

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ADMINISTRIVIA: 53 Weeks in 2012?

[JR: Some how, I screwed up the issue dates in 2012. So rather than waste time figuring out what I did wrong, I focused on preventing it next year. Told you, everyone, and anyone, that I am a lousy clerk. BTW I can always use help in "collecting", but no one EVER volunteers. Crickets. Except for Mike, who mans the "research desk". At the end of the year, I always ask for suggestions. Crickets! And, then I think about what happens when I can't do it any more? Crickets! Argh! Crickets!]

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JLINKEDIN: Schulke, Michael [MC2008] Account Manager at Aerotek


Schulke, Michael [MC2008]
Account Manager at Aerotek
Greater New York City Area
Staffing and Recruiting


Graduate from Manhattan College, majored in Finance and Business Management.

Currently working as an Account Manager for Aerotek Inc., specializing in Engineering, Manufacturing, Distribution & Skilled Trades recruitment services.

Aerotek® Inc. is a leading provider of technical, professional and industrial recruiting and staffing services. We are part of Allegis Group® Inc., the largest staffing company in the U.S. and the fourth largest staffing company in the world. Aerotek operates a network of more than 200 non-franchised offices throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. To learn more about Aerotek and see a complete list of our locations, visit our website at www.aerotek.com.

- Engineering
- Manufacturing
- Skilled Trades
- Distribution
- Light Technical

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JOBIT: Ruddy, Walter R. [MC1948 RIP]


Walter R. Ruddy

Walter R., 89, 12/19/12 in Cincinnati Ohio; Ridgewood, NY, Manhattan College; 10th Mountain Div Italy WWII. Devoted spouse and parent, engineer and artist / writer in Glen Rock NJ from '61-09. Career at ITT (Nutley), Swiss Bank (NYC) and board of former Home Fed S&L. Painted and wrote, supported St. Catherine's, Bergen Co. Republican party and local charities. Survived by Juliana (wife), two children Rich and Barb, Barb Wriston-Ruddy, six grandchildren. Memorial service in NJ in '13. Memorials may be made to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Gay Men's Health Crisis. Condolences to hodappfuneralhome.com

Published in The Record/Herald News on December 23, 2012


Ruddy, Walter R. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=walater-ruddy&pid=161931651&cid=full

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[JR: Interesting different obits in different papers?]


Walter R. RUDDY


Walter R., born in Queens, NY, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2012, in Cincinnati, OH. Walter attended St. John's Prep and Manhattan College which was interrupted by service in the 10th Mountain Division and deployment in Italy during WW II. Upon return, he graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in electrical engineering. He married Juliana Burkard in October, 1949, and they had three children, Richard, Barbara and the late Donald. They lived in Glen Rock, NJ, from 1961 until moving to Cincinnati in 2009. Professionally, he worked many years at ITT in Nutley, NJ, and ended his career at the Swiss Bank in NYC. He was a board member of the former Home Federal S&L (North Fork Bank). Creatively, he was an artist, working with water colors, authored a play "Manhattan Girl" in 1995 and published the Long Beach Island Journal in 1976. He was active in NJ politics locally and the Bergen County Republican Committee and was a significant contributor to the renovation of St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church in Glen Rock, NJ. Walter is survived by his wife of 63 years, Juliana, children; Richard Ruddy and Barbara Wriston-Ruddy and 6 grandchildren. A memorial service in New Jersey is to be planned. Memorials may be made to: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Gay Men's Health Crisis. Condolences can be made online at: hodappfuneralhome.co

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on December 23, 2012

[JR: And, different guestbooks?]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/cincinnati/guestbook.aspx?n=walter-ruddy&pid=161877273&cid=full

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Dear John,

Sunday's (12/23) NY Times has an Obit for Walter Ruddy Class of 1948.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Right after I 'did' the obits, I opened and found your timely email. Thanks, for your help in making this a meaningful activity. Merry, happy, and whatever to you and yours. And, all.]

Ruddy, Walter R. [MC1948 RIP]

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JOBIT: Marshall, Ann Marie "Nancy" [MC1970 RIP]


Ann Marie "Nancy" Marshall

Ann Marie "Nancy" Marshall (nee Cavanaugh), 71, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at the Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, N.J. on Sunday, Dec. 23, from 2 to 6 p.m. with a religious service at 5:30 p.m. Born in Newark, N.J., Ann lived in Kearny, N.J., before moving to Rutherford, N.J., in 1987. She received her undergraduate degree from Fordham University and her master's from Manhattan College. She worked at Kearny High School in Kearny, N.J., as an English teacher and English department chair for over 40 years before retiring in 2008. She was an active member of the Kipp Center in Rutherford, N.J. She was the beloved mother of Dr. John R. Marshall and his wife, Dr. Rita Marshall; dear sister of John Cavanaugh; loving aunt of Tara, John, Briana and Shawna Cavanaugh and cherished great-aunt of Aiden McIntyre. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090.

Published in Star-Ledger on December 22, 2012


Marshall, Ann Marie "Nancy" [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/starledger/guestbook.aspx?n=ann-marshall&pid=161885494&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Ann Marie received her Masters in 1970.

May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Marshall, Ann Marie "Nancy" [MC1970 RIP]

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JEMAIL: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959) and the Retreat Team asks you to hold the date 9/13/13

Subject: Christmas Greetings from the Retreat Team
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 17:42:59 -0500
From: The Retreat Team <RetreatTeam@ManhattanCollegeRetreat.info>
Reply-To: <RetreatTeam@ManhattanCollegeRetreat.info>
To: <RetreatTeam@ManhattanCollegeRetreat.info>

Christmas is approaching and our Saviour will be born anew in our hearts. The Manhattan College Retreat Team wishes you and your family the richest Joy and Peace knowing Christ was born to save mankind. May you draw strength from this knowledge in the New Year.

We hope that our time spent together will help you listen even more closely to God's call in your life. As you welcome the New Year, and begin a new calendar, please pencil in the retreat date for this coming year – September 13 – 15, 2013.

We hope you have a Blessed Christmas and that the Lord continues to bless you in the New Year!

Your brothers in Christ,
Ed and the Retreat Team

Your Retreat Team – Don Bane, Dan Capozzi, Phil Colon, Kevin Dolan, Al Hansen, Jim Kennedy, Tim Mante, Ed McEneney, Mike McEneney, Owen McKeon, Kevin Muller, David Price, Joe Quinn, Ed Riely

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McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has two emails for us

Good Evening All Once Again,

Bob and Noreen wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and share another beautiful story. Most of you remember Baby Eloise who was in our prayers and in our hearts a little over three years ago, before she was born and afterwards due to major complications, she was a fighter. Eloise, in from Denver with her parents, is a beautiful and healthy little girl who will be three years old on January 3rd and sharing Christmas with Bob & Noreen and the rest of the family. As Bob puts it and we can agree, the power of prayer and modern medicine brought this little charmer to her Parents, Grand-Parents and the family. She is also reason for all of us to rejoice.

Please keep in your Prayers, our Littlest Jasper, Lukie, and his family. This little man is in our hearts as well.

Thank you. God Bless. Merry Christmas.

Phil Colon

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Good Evening All,

In this life, we need to find Love and Peace and enjoy the moment if possible. Acts of Kindness will always get you there.

Let me share a beautiful story that Bob Mattis shared with me just yesterday as it was told to him by his wife Noreen, one that she will remember the rest of her life.

On Friday, Noreen, after shopping in a crowded Belmont and thinking about all she had yet to do to get ready for Christmas went to Starbucks for a latte to boost her energy. Noreen was standing in line when a young woman in front of her turned and handed her a Gift Card. Very quietly she said, " This is for you, there is a note inside." Noreen was taken back and managed to say thank you with surprise in her voice. The young woman walked away as Noreen read this note:

" In honor of Sandy Hook Elementary School, I am performing 28 Acts Of Kindness.
You are # 5." Peace and Love.

Noreen found the young woman as she was leaving the store. They were both crying and all that Noreen could do was hug her and whisper, " You are a good Person."

As Noreen says, " this young woman found a way in which to balance, just a bit, the pain of the last week."
Noreen focuses us so well when she says, " That's all any of us can do to combat the violence in our world, live our lives with peace and love."

Thank you Noreen. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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JNEWS: Coen, Siobhan [MC????] senior underwriter XL Group plc's North American Marine business


XL Group's Marine Unit Expands Hull Insurance Resources with Added Underwriting and Claims Talent

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Group plc's (NYSE: XL) North American Marine business expands its blue water hull risk management capabilities in New York with the addition of Siobhan Coen and Jeff Loechner as senior underwriters and Eileen Fellin as a senior claims consultant.

According to Rich DeSimone , President of XL Group's North America Marine business, "Siobhan, Jeff and Eileen collectively add nearly six decades of hull underwriting, particularly in blue water hull coverages, and claims experience. With these strong additions to an already very talented and diverse marine underwriting and claims team, we're boosting our hull capabilities to continue to provide a complete portfolio of marine coverages and dedicated claims assistance for our clients."

Ms. Coen joins XL as a Senior Underwriter. She brings more than 19 years underwriting experience with her from the American Hull Insurance Syndicate. She is a graduate of Manhattan College with a B.S. in Business Administration. Ms. Coen is a member of the American Marine Insurance Forum and Average Adjusters Association.

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About XL's Insurance Operations

XL Group plc's insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit www.xlgroup.com\insurance
XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc's insurance subsidiaries.

About XL Group plc

XL Group plc, through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. XL is the company clients look to for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. Its principal offices are located at No.1 Hatch Street Upper, 4th Floor, Dublin 2, Ireland. To learn more, visit www.xlgroup.com



PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1xpuF)

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Coen, Siobhan [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Siobhan.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JPICTURE: Mullarney, Savannah [MC2017?] is admitted

Manhattan College of Engineering Class of 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @ Manhattan College http://t.co/IfeomM3R
by blarneyprincess (Savannah )


Mullarney, Savannah [MC2017]

[JR: Ahh, yes another "fat old white guy injineer" in the making! LOL!!! Now, class, pay attention, today's lesson is about internet stalkers. Yes, in today's handout is your concealed carry application, range safety procedures, and where to aim at any crazy man (not the center of mass!).]

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JLINKEDIN: Montalto, Michael [MC2006] Associate, PE, LEED AP at Syska Hennessy Group

Montalto, Michael [MC2006]
Associate, PE, LEED AP at Syska Hennessy Group
New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

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JLINKEDIN: Cammarata, Michael [MC1993] Technical Operations Supervisor at The Switch


Cammarata, Michael [MC1993]
Technical Operations Supervisor at The Switch
Greater New York City Area

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JFACEBOOK: Krtil, Catherine [MC1988] needs prayers for her Dad

Not to cut cut Phil C's gig but I saw this on Facebook.

(Yeah, I have no life -- watching Facebook on Christmas Day!)

Let's all give her our prayers.


JEMAIL: Ferrara, Richard (MC1972)

Dear CIC:

Of course there are some years when there are 53 Sundays in a calendar year! 52 x 7 = 364
If Day 1 of the year is a Sunday, Day 365 is also a Sunday, which is the beginning of the “53rd Week.”.

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year!!

Ferrara, Richard (MC1972)

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[JR: Thanks for restoring my sanity. :-) I know that there can be 53 weeks, but it's nice to see if anyone reads my ravings. Healthy to all for the next year. When you have health, what else do you need given to you.]

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JLINKEDIN: Nash, Peter [MC1981] Sr. Consultant at Teradata


Nash, Peter [MC1981]
Sr. Consultant at Teradata
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (Jacksonville, Florida Area)
Information Technology and Services

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JLINKEDIN: Sabo, William Paul [MC2008] Account Manager at Enterprise Fleet Management


Sabo, William Paul [MC2008]
Account Manager at Enterprise Fleet Management
Greater New York City Area


At Enterprise Fleet Management, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality products and services that address all aspects of your fleet management needs. We'll assemble a customized program that is just right for your business. We manage all aspects of your fleet including acquisition, maintenance, fuel, insurance, GPS solutions, and disposal.

Let me show you how you can operate a younger fleet at a lower cost of ownership while improving cash flow and operational efficiency at the same time!

Account Management, Personnel Management, Client Relationship Management, Lead Generation & Conversion, Sales and Marketing, Financial Analysis and Reporting, Research and Analysis, Loss Prevention, Employee Development, Retail Management.

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JOBIT: Weeks, Robert J. 'Bob' [MC1958 RIP]


Robert J. Weeks

Robert J. Weeks
AGE: 78 • Sea Girt

Robert J. Weeks (Bob), 78, of Sea Girt, NJ and Longboat Key, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 surrounded by his family. Bob was born in Goshen, NY and lived in Monroe, NY for 34 years. Bob, his wife Patricia and family moved to Sea Girt, NJ in 1968. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1958. He had a successful 35 year career at Dun & Bradstreet as a Vice President of Operations. He also attended Dartmouth College (Tuck School of Business) Leadership Training Program. Bob was also a veteran of the Korean War. Bob's pleasure in life was spending time with his loving family. He enjoyed playing golf with his Sea Girt and Florida friends. Bob loved to go to Florida in the winter months where he was active in the Spanish Main Yacht Club community. He regularly volunteered his time for AARP Foundation Tax Aide and the Sea Girt Community Appeal. He was a parishioner at St. Mark's R.C. Church in Sea Girt where he was active through the years in various capacities.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, Elwood S. and Elizabeth A. Weeks and his sister, Elizabeth W. Moore. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Patricia Ann (Roche) Weeks and his seven children, Christopher Weeks (wife Kathleen) of Walnut Creek, CA, Lori Gouldson (husband Gerard) of Westfield, NJ, Mary Beth Snyder (husband James) of Lancaster, PA, Michael Weeks (wife Cindy) of Bluffton, SC, Thomas Weeks of Point Pleasant, NJ, Nancy Harman (husband James) of Brielle, NJ and Jamie Weeks of Wall, NJ. He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters, Richard Weeks (his twin brother) of San Diego, CA, Donald Weeks and David Weeks (both of Monroe, NY), Muriel Alex of Sacramento, CA and Patricia Porvaznik of Newburgh, NY. He leaves his much beloved 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, Robert, Kevin and Katie Weeks, Mark, Kelley and Sean Snyder, Mary Gouldson, Emily, Abby, Shannon and Gracie Harman, Maggie Weeks and great-grandchildren, Carter and Liam Foltz. Bob also leaves behind many near and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Bob's memory to the St. Mark's Social Concerns and the Sea Girt Community Appeal. Visiting will be on Friday, Jan. 4th from 3pm to 7pm at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35, Wall, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 5th at 9:30 a.m. at St. Marks R.C. Church in Sea Girt. Burial will be at St. Anne's Cemetery in Wall, N.J.

Published in Asbury Park Press on December 30, 2012



Weeks, Robert J. 'Bob' [MC1958 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/app/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-weeks&pid=161986645&cid=full

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Jeffrey F. Fox

HAMILTON - Jeffrey F. Fox, 72, of Hamilton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at home with his loving family by his side.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Fox received a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College of New York, and a master's degree in accounting.

He retired from the New Jersey Department of Education in 2002.

Mr. Fox loved watching the New York Giants and the New York Mets. He also enjoyed gardening and fishing.

Predeceased by his parents, Gardner Francis and Lynda Julia Fox and his sister, Lynda Fox Cohen, he is survived by his wife, Martha Theresa (LeVasseur) Fox; his sons, Greg and Ken Fox and his wife, Anzon Hsiao of Hamilton; his daughters, Deborah "Missy" Rishko of Hamilton, Theresa Fox and her husband, John Tedder of Hamilton; his grandchildren, Samantha and Matthew Moreland, William and Julia Eversberg, Charlotte and Jacob Rishko and Trent Tedder and his brother-in-law, Barry Cohen of both Florida and New Hampshire.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great R.C. Church, 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ. Interment will follow in Princeton Memorial Park, 403 Gordon Rd., Robbinsville. Family and friends may call on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ.

Published in The Times, Trenton, on December 29, 2012


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