JASPER JOTTINGS Week 04 - 2012 January 27   

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



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POSITRACTION: To oppose the HHS mandate


Virginia official: going to jail may be strategy against HHS mandate
CWN - January 11, 2013

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Ken Cuccinelli, a pro-life Catholic who serves as Virginia’s attorney general, has told a radio show host that going to jail may be an effective strategy to oppose the HHS mandate.

“Abraham Lincoln has many good quotes, but one of them is ‘The best way to get rid of a bad law is to enforce it vigorously,’” said Cuccinelli, a gubernatorial candidate. Going to jail would “provide an example of what tyranny means when it's played to its logical conclusion.”

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[JR: Well, we are going to find out who has "huevos muchos grande"! Think of the Civil Rights leaders of the 60's and what they endured to insist on their human rights. Will "Catholics" be found wanting? Will others of "good will" join, if for no other reason than to preserve their First Amendment rights? Will Holy Mother Church finally discipline CINO politicians? Will this be the battle that turns us away from the "Secular Progressive" view of the world and return us to the great American experiment? Or is this the end! What brings people to the streets? I don't know. ]

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MNEWS: Mens ball on TV Friday evening on ESPNU

[JR: A rare sports heads up!  ]

Manhattan returns home on Friday when the Jaspers host Loyola in an ESPNU televised contest. The men are the second contest of a doubleheader with the Manhattan women who face Marist at 4 p.m. The Jaspers and Greyhounds tip off at 7 p.m.

[JR: I'll be out but let's all login to ESPN and give them some ratings points! I'm going to DVR it.]

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JLINKEDIN: Amato, Christine [MC1999] Senior Manager Development L'Oreal USA


Amato, Christine [MC1999]
Senior Manager Development L'Oreal USA
Greater New York City Area

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JLINKEDIN: Poland, Ashley [MC2003] Account Supervisor at Draftfcb New York


Poland, Ashley [MC2003]
Account Supervisor at Draftfcb New York
New York, New York
Marketing and Advertising

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JEMAIL: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) invited to read in a show

McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989):

"Words That Paint: The Hudson Valley School in Poetry and Prose" Feb. 14th, 16th, and 17th
Very pleased to have been invited to read my poem “Book of Hours” as part of the “Words That Paint” performance at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA).

Performance dates: Thursday 14th February 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 16th February 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday 17th February 2013, 2:00 p.m.

See the HVCCA website for more information:


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JLINKEDIN: Sacco, Paul [MC1982] Vice President, STV Construction Inc.


Sacco, Paul [MC1982]
Vice President, STV Construction Inc.
Greater New York City Area


Mr. Sacco has more than 25 years of diverse experience in the New York construction industry. His resume of projects include: educational facilities, luxury high-rise hotels and condominiums, highway and small bridges, institutional facilities and private residences. He is an accomplished Project Manager who has worked on numerous award winning projects such as: The New York Times Headquarters in New York City and the Gateway Center at Westchester Community College in Valhalla New York.

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JLINKEDIN: Fanuko, John [MC1981] Strategic Operations Leader and CFO


Fanuko, John [MC1981] Strategic Operations Leader and CFO
adept at Global Transformations, ERP Strategy & Deployment, Turnarounds and M&A
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising


Senior executive with significant Operational and Finance experience. Strategic and analytical thinker, with an affinity for leading and championing change and business transformation through thought leadership. Strong focus on improving business processes, performance and profitability. Excellent relationship management and communications skills, fostering collaboration and conflict resolution and the ability to advance complex initiatives. M&A experience in the form of acquisitions, dispositions, equity and debt financing, due diligence, and operational integrations.

Professional highlights include leadership of a Fortune 500 global ERP (SAP) program, development of the related platform strategy and vision, and advancement of the program and strategy throughout multinational constituencies; and CFO roles in several companies involving system implementations, departmental turnarounds, and integrations. Industry experience is extensive in Professional Services, Advertising & Marketing, and Market Research, but also includes Retail, Manufacturing and Real Estate.

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MOBIT: Ward, Roland [MCatendee RIP]

Dear John,

It appears that he is an attendee, as I do not have any thing in my 'stuff' for Roland.

May He Rest In Peace.


On 1/23/2013 6:50 AM, reinkefj


Roland Ward


Roland P. Ward, 88, of Marlborough died Monday evening at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Jennie (Martino) Ward to whom he was married for 65 years. He was born in Marlborough, the son of the late George and Laura (Dutilley) Ward and lived here all of his life. He was a graduate of Marlborough High School class of 1943. After graduation Mr. Ward enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. and fought inWWII, serving almost two years in the South Pacific campaign. Upon his discharge he enrolled in Manhattan College and soon after joined the Massachusetts National Guard and graduated from the Mass. Military Academy graduating as a 2nd Lieutenant and later being promoted to Captain in the Mass. National Guard. Mr. Ward worked for the former General Motors in Framingham for 38 years as a product foreman, scheduling supervisor and quality control supervisor until his retirement in 1985. He along with his wife were long time members of the former Saint Anns Church and current members of the Immaculate Conception Church of Marlborough. Roland was a member of the Marlborough Knights of Columbus council 81, serving as Grand Knight in 2000, and the Edward F. McSweeny 4th Degree Council of the Knights of Columbus. Besides his wife he is survived by one son; Robert Ward of Shrewsbury, three daughters; Sheila Crothers and her husband Neil of Southboro, Mari Rossinni and her husband Robert of Hopkinton, Lisa Ward Kittredge and her husband Barry of Marlborough, two sisters; Jeannette Derry of Orange, Theresa Boland of NC, five grandchildren; Christopher, Carrington, Nicholas, Andrew, Brianne, one great grandchild; Logan and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a granddaughter Kimberly. His funeral will be held on Friday at 12:00 noon from the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shprtfuneral.com), 95 West Main St. followed by a funeral mass at 1:00 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery Southborough. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held on Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Saint Jude Childrens Hospital , 26 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105

Published in MetroWest Daily News on January 23, 2013


Ward, Roland [MCatendee RIP]


JLINKEDIN: Husband, Thomas [MC1975] Senior Construction Manager at Malcolm Pirnie


Husband, Thomas [MC1975]
Senior Construction Manager at Malcolm Pirnie, the Water Division of Arcadis US
Greater New York City Area

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JOBIT: O'Mahony, Simon [MC1957 RIP]


Simon O'Mahony, age 77, of Venice, Florida, passed away on January 22, 2013. He was born on March 5, 1935 in New York City.

Simon, a graduate of Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, was a financial planner and retired in 1987. He formerly lived in Oakland, New Jersey and Pt. Pleasant Beach, New Jersey and in 2000 moved to Venice where he was an active member at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Osprey.

Simon is survived by his wife, Joan (nee Jordan) of Venice; a son, Kevin (Lisa) O'Mahony of Johns Creek, Georgia; four daughters, Mary (Michael) Mulcahy of Pearl River, New York, Jeanne (Stephen) Meringolo of Succasunna, New Jersey, Claire (John) Frapaul of Sewell, New Jersey and Tracy O'Mahony of Butler, New Jersey. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Conor, Claire, Michael, Kevin, Christopher, Nicholas, Kaylee, and Madison.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Osprey with inurnment to follow in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Memorial Garden. Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Osprey, FL or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice, FL or TideWell Hospice, Inc. in Venice. Farley Funeral Home in Venice is handling the arrangements.


Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike.]


O'Mahony, Simon [MC1957 RIP]

GUESTBOOK:  http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/95151550


JLINKEDIN: Raiola, Bill [MC1977] GM BOP Fleet Team at Florida Power & Light


Raiola, Bill [MC1977]
GM BOP Fleet Team at Florida Power & Light
West Palm Beach, Florida Area

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) points out MC students doing good

Dear John,

The 1/24/13 Edition of Catholic New York at page 19 has the following note:


Manhattan College business students are working with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to provide free tax preparation services to residents of the Bronx.

This is the fourth year the students have teamed up with VITA. The volunteers will be at the Refuge House in the Fordham Bedford section of the Bronx, and also work with University Neighborhood Housing Program, Fordham Bedford Community Services and Ariva Inc.

The VITA program is available for Families and individuals with incomes of $50,000 or less.

In addition to assisting the Bronx residents, the student volunteers gain valuable accounting experience. All volunteer students must complete an IRS certification program. Some 30 students are participating this year.

The tax preparation services will be available for qualified residents on select Wednesdays and Saturdays through April, by appointment, at the Refuge House, 2715 Bainbridge Ave., the Bronx. Information: (718) 933-2539.

An another example of JASPERS giving back to the community.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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MNEWS: MC sparks a sports medicine program

Mount Sports Medicine Program In Action at Manhattan College!

Doug Straley of Manhattan College demonstrates a splint technique on a Mount student in the Sports Medicine program
On Friday, January 11, students in the Mount's vanguard Sports Medicine program, just launched in Sept. 2012, attended a seminar and demonstration of techniques for splints and other injury treatments at Manhattan College. The lecture was given by Doug Straley, Assistant Athletic Director For Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer at Manhattan College.

The Mount's program has 44 students participating and is off to a running start! Dr. Anthony Maddalo '72, doctor for the NY Rangers and Doug Straley are chief advisors to the program

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JNEWS: Gluck, Fred W. [MC1957] Santa Barbara Foundation Board


New Elects to SB Foundation Board
Diane Adam, Fred Gluck, and Chris Slaughter Elected to Santa Barbara Foundation Board

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Diane Adam, Fred Gluck, and Chris Slaughter have been elected to the Santa Barbara Foundation’s Board of Trustees, each beginning a three-year term in January 2013.

Selected for their diverse interests, experience, and leadership in both professional and volunteer arenas, trustees establish policy, set priorities, and are responsible for guiding the foundation’s activities.

“We are delighted to welcome our newest board members, who each bring a wealth of professional experience and nonprofit leadership to our team,” said Ron Gallo, president & CEO of the Santa Barbara Foundation. “They join our distinguished Board of Trustees in strategically guiding the foundation’s financial stewardship, philanthropic services, and commitment to Santa Barbara County’s social sector.”

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Fred W. Gluck was with McKinsey & Co. from 1967 to 1995 and led the firm as its elected managing director (CEO) from 1988 to 1994, when he retired and joined The Bechtel Group, where he served as vice chairman and director. Since moving to Santa Barbara in 1998 with his wife Linda, Fred has been active as an entrepreneur in local biotech and medical equipment and serves on the boards of Cynvenio Biosystems (co-founder and chair), TrueVision (co-chair), and CytomX (co-founder).

Fred recently retired after 15 years as a director of AMGEN (Thousand Oaks, CA) [NASDAQ] and was the presiding director of HCA (Nashville, TN) [NY Stock Exchange] prior to its LBO in 2007. He was vice chairman of New York Hospital and recently achieved emeritus status after 36 years of service. He is also active in eleemosynary activities in Santa Barbara, where he has served as a trustee of the Cottage Health System, the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) Foundation, and as founding chairman of the Advisory Council of the (Kavli) Institute of Theoretical Physics.

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

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Gluck, Fred W. [MC1957]

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ENDNOTE: Can't stop madmen with diktats


Now mass shootings are the news media's fault?

This video is making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter and purports to be a four-minute solution to gun violence. Simple, right? It's the media's fault: News organizations spend too much time coveri...

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"The fantasy ends real quick when bullets start coming in his direction."

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No, but you can't stop madmen with diktats. I like the like "put these bastards down".

And the sad reality of life, only you can protect yourself.

“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

Or little children dead in a "gun free zone".

By the end of March, I should have my concealed carry permit. I'm backing up words with actions. What about you?

I especially thought it was funny when there was an attempt to get the journalists who outed the NY gun owners to put sings in front of their houses that these were "Gun free zones". Probably every gun owner should put one in front of their house. Nah, I guess that would be "entrapment". But a measure worth considering! Clean up the gene pool.

And, yes, I'm pro-life and anti-aggression, but I'm a porcupine! Not a patsy.

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