JASPER JOTTINGS Week 28 - 2013 July 14    

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



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POSITRACTION: Deaf Boy hears


Deaf Boy Shocked After Brain Implant Helps Him Hear Dad For the First Time
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 6/20/13 5:01 PM

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Children’s physical disabilities are all too often a reason for parents to decide to have an abortion, but sometimes parents choose life and then the miracle of modern technology takes over.

That is the case for a three-year-old boy who is now hearing the world — and his father — for the first time thanks to an auditory brain stem implant.

Little Grayson Clamp was born without his cochlear nerves — the nerves necessary to transmit sound form the inner ear to the brain. A cochlear implant did not work so his parents went to the next option.

“They then enrolled Grayson in a research trial at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C,” a report says. “Three weeks ago, he became the first child in the U.S. to receive an auditory brain stem implant.”

Now, he is hearing.

Enjoy this celebration of life:

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[JR: STUNNING! Aborting a supposedly "defective" human being is so sad. It deprives humanity of another soul. Like this boy, what have we missed?  ]

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JHQ: Ways Alumni Can Help Fellow Jaspers


Ways Alumni Can Help Fellow Jaspers

The Center for Career Development offers a variety of ways for you to offer your support to fellow Jaspers. Please review the options below and participate in one or more volunteer programs.

Post Job & Internship Opportunities [+]

Join the Manhattan College LinkedIn Network [+]

Donate a Suit [+]

Become a Mentor [+]

Conduct Mock Interviews [+]

Attend Career Fair [+]

Offer a Site Visit and/or Job Shadowing [+]

Join a Jasper Alumni Professional Networking Group [+]

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JUPDATE: McCarthy, William J. Jr. [MC1952 MP1948 RIP] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

JOBIT: McCarthy, William J. Jr. [MC1952 MP1948 RIP]

William J. McCarthy Jr, 83, of Yonkers, NY passed away peacefully on July 5, 2013.


Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=william-mccarthy&pid=165683557

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a a member of the Class of 1952.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCarthy, William J. Jr. [MC1952 MP1948 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Keady, J. Walter "Walt" Jr. [MC1952 RIP] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

JOBIT: Keady, J. Walter "Walt" Jr. [MC1952 RIP]

Keady, J. Walter Jr. "Walt," joined the Lord on July 2, 2013.


Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=j-keady&pid=165690944&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that J. Walter is a member of the Class of 1952,

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Keady, J. Walter "Walt" Jr. [MC1952 RIP]

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JNEWS: Guest appearance by Husband of Donohue, Kim Forrest [MC2004]


Boston cop shot in Watertown shootout leads July 4th celebration with Dropkick Murphy’s tune - VIDEO
Hero Richard “Dick” Donohue a surprise guest as Boston Pop’s orchestra entertained downtown Beantown for Independence Day
By IrishCentral Staff Writers,
Published Saturday, July 6, 2013, 8:56 AMUpdated Saturday, July 6, 2013, 8:56 AM

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Richard “Dick” Donohue was a surprise guest at the downtown Boston July 4th celebrations this year. The cop who was severely injured in a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, in Watertown, helped lead the Boston Pop orchestra in a cover version of Dropkick Murphy’s “I’m Shipping Up to Boston”.

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Donohue, Kim Forrest [MC2004]

[JR: Glad this worked out for our fellow alum.]

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JNEWS: Blaine, Royal B. [MC1950 RIP]


Royal Blaine, 89
Print By Staten Island Advance
on July 07, 2013 at 6:13 AM, updated July 07, 2013 at 6:15 AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Royal B. Blaine, 89, of New Dorp, a lifelong Staten Islander and proud World War II veteran, died Thursday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze.

Born on Staten Island, Mr. Blaine lived in Castleton Corners before moving to New Dorp 40 years ago.

After graduating from St. Peter's Boys High School in New Brighton, he attended Manhattan College.

Mr. Blaine worked as a banker for Chemical Bank in Manhattan, retiring in 1983.

A highly decorated World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Marines and was a member of the Marine Corps League. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

A member of the Art Students League, he was an avid artist who painted, drew and sculpted, and his work has been displayed in exhibits on and off Staten Island. He also enjoyed playing the piano and dining out.

"An Iwo Jima survivor, who died on Independence Day, he fought gallantly for his country and was a proud veteran," said his daughter, Allison Hughes. She also noted how she and her father took a painting class together, in which Tony Bennett was a student as well.

"Mr. Blaine was a very talented painter and portrait specialists and his office was filled with impressive canvasses of random co-workers that agreed to pose for him in their free time," said Ann Esther Sprizzo, a longtime family friend. "He was a lovely, gentle-hearted person who was beloved by all who made his acquaintance."

His son, Jeffrey, died in 1953.

In addition to his daughter, Allison, surviving are his companion of 43 years, Maria Conti; two sons, Steven and Matthew; three more daughters, Donnie Giordano, Annesther Hatzipetros and Johnna Bolka; a sister, Lee, and eight grandchildren.

The Matthew Funeral Home, Willowbrook, is handling the arrangements, which includes a mass at 10:45 a.m. on Monday in St. Teresa's R.C. Church in Castleton Corners. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, West Brighton.

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Blaine, Royal B. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Blaine, Royal B. [MC1950 RIP]

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MFOUND: Jasper Ale


Jasper Ale, The Gypsy and the Goat, Schneider Weisse and illiards back deck

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Last Sunday saw this correspondent on the sun dappled back deck of fellow correspondent – illiards. Sydney had turned on a great Sunday on the last week-end of Autumn and illiards decided to turn the hospitality and his barbecue. The least I could do was raid The Cantina’s fridge for a few uniques to sample. We were joined by the always loquacious Fergus – whose appeared more than once on these pages.

First cab off the rank was the latest offering from Stone & Wood. If this doesn’t finish in the top 20 of Hottest 100 beers contest in 2013 – then I’m a poor judge. This is a ripper in all respects. The colour is particularly fine. According to beer label hyperbole, the colour is reminiscent of the red volcanic soil of the Byron Bay hinterland. The boys are well read, because “Jasper” means “a compact, opaque, cryptocrystalline variety of quartz, usually colored red” – didn’t know that!. This is a beer to be savoured. It’s wonderfully malty, almost earthy to start with a subtle but growing hoppy finish at the end. I’ve seen this on tap as well, and I hope that this gets into more than a few pubs. Could be a go-to beer. In sort of related trivia, the team name for the Manhattan College is the Jaspers. They’re named after Brother Jasper – a legendary figure from their early days – who is credited with creating baseball’s 7th inning stretch – there you go.

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[JR: I don't know why Google thinks this is a current story. But, I'll start looking for "Jasper Ale".]

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MFOUND: 1938 Press Photo Manhattan College football guard, Ed Tellier


1938 Press Photo Manhattan College football guard, Ed Tellier

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JFOUND: Regan, Michael J. [MC1963] Independent Director, Lifetime Brands Inc.


Lifetime Brands Inc.   LCUT (U.S.: Nasdaq)

Company Overview

Lifetime Brands, Inc. designs, markets and distributes kitchenware, tabletop and home decor products. The company's products include food preparation, tabletop products, home décor products and lifestyle products. Food preparation products are kitchenware, cutlery...

Durable Household Products
Sales or Revenue
486.84 M
Consumer Goods
1Y Sales Change
Fiscal Year ends (download annual reports)
December 31
Contact Information
1000 Stewart Avenue
Garden City New York 11530
United States

Board of Directors

{Extraneous Deleted}

Michael J. Regan, 71
Independent Director
Dynavox, Inc., Lifetime Brands, Inc., Manhattan College, Scientific Games Corp., The Grand Central Partnership, Inc.

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JLINKEDIN: Muratore, Vince [MC1988] Branch Owner at Flagstar Bank


Muratore, Vince [MC????]
Branch Owner at Flagstar Bank
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area

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Dear John,

I believe that J Vincent is a member of the Class of 1988.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Muratore, Vince [MC1988]

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JOBIT: Clark, Norman Joseph [MC1951 RIP]



NORMAN JOSEPH CLARK COLCHESTER - Norman Joseph Clark, 85, of Colchester, died peacefully with his family by his side in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, on Sunday, July 7, 2013.

Norman was born in Yonkers, N.Y., on Sept. 27, 1927, the son of Joseph and Agnes (McCarthy) Clark. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School, where he was class president and captain of the varsity basketball team. He served his country with the United States Army of Occupation in Nuremburg, Germany.

In 1951, he received a B.B.A. degree in marketing from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. Norman was married at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Adams, N.Y., on Oct. 13, 1956, to Rosemary Anne (Folino) Clark.

Norman began his career in advertising and promotion for Meredith Publishing Co. in Atlanta, Ga., followed by American Cyanamid Co. in New York City. He was then appointed advertising director for Sonotone Corp., headquartered in Elmsford, N.Y. In 1972, he was named Chairman of the Hearing Industry Association Committee on Ethics, after being a member of the committee for the previous three years. He purchased Sonotone of Burlington in 1978, moving his family to Burlington from Westchester County, N.Y. Norman was a member of the International Hearing Society for over 30 years, with Board Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. He continued as owner of Sonotone of Burlington until his retirement.

Norman was an avid member of Tugboat Enthusiast Society, as he spent summers during his youth working as a deckhand on tugboats in New York harbor. Both his father and uncle were career tugboat captains. Norman also enjoyed traveling (especially cruises) with Rosemary over the years.

Norman is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rosemary Clark; five children, Karen Clark, Joseph Clark and partner, Cindy Rooney, Frank Clark and wife, Susan, Marie Meunier and husband, Richard, and Nancy Laramee and husband, Michael; grandchildren, Jeremy Clark, Leeanne Hudson (husband TJ), Ross Clark, Nicholas and Christine Meunier, Ryan and Tyler Clark, Jacob and Julia Laramee; great-grandchildren, Harley and Grayson; sister, Janet Dyba; brother, Robert Clark; sister-inlaw, Ruth Clark; brotherin-law, Francis Folino and wife, Patricia; many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers, William Clark, and Richard Clark and wife, Phyllis; sister, Joan Fuller and husband, Roland; and brother-inlaw, John Dyba.

The Clark family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Fr. Julian, Sr. Jeannine, and Sr. Theresa of Holy Cross Parish, and to caregivers, Sue Hamacher, Brenda and the Visiting Nurse Association staff, the staff at FAHC Shep 4, and Dr. Ziegelman.

Visiting hours will be on today, July 9, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St. in Winooski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Colchester. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 416 Church Road, Colchester, VT 05446.

Published in The Burlington Free Press from July 8 to July 9, 2013


Clark, Norman Joseph [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/burlingtonfreepress/guestbook.aspx?n=norman-clark&pid=165739809&cid=full

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has three request

Good Evening All,

Joe Quinn has asked that we pray for the following:

Please pray for Holly who is recovering from heart surgery. we pray for a complete recovery.
Please pray for Helen, and her family, as she struggles with Alzheimer's. We pray that Helen and her family find Peace in God's unconditional love and embrace.
Please pray for Daniel who is tormented with mental illness and pray for strength for his parents. The Peace of Jesus descend upon Daniel and his parents.

These three good people and their families need our prayers. Please raise the volume. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JHQ: July Manhattan Connection


Manhattan College is grateful to all of our alumni for your ongoing commitment to alma mater. Watch the video above to hear from students and see how your support and gifts make a tremendous impact across campus. Student Thank You Video.

Summer Events

An exciting lineup of outings is scheduled for our Jasper alumni this summer and we hope to see many of you at one or more of these events! For more information, assistance with registration or general event questions, please contact the Alumni Relations office at (718) 862-7432 or email alumni@manhattan.edu. Have a happy, healthy and relaxing summer, Jaspers!

Jersey Shore Luncheon

Alumni and friends living on or visiting the Jersey Shore are invited to attend the annual luncheon on Friday, July 19 from 12-3 p.m. at Spring Lake Manor (415 Route 71, Spring Lake, NJ). Guests will be joined by President O'Donnell and members of the Alumni Relations office. The luncheon, hosted by Bill Harkins ’67, is $30 per person and includes a sit-down lunch with salad, a choice of four entrees, dessert and a glass of beer or wine. REGISTER»

Construction Industry Golf Tournament

On Monday, July 22, the 16th annual Construction Industry Golf Tournament will take place at Leewood Golf Club (1 Leewood Drive, Eastchester, NY). The tournament is sponsored by the Manhattan College Alumni Society, and tournament earnings benefit the Civil Engineering department. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and shotgun tee-off will be at 12 p.m. Visit the Construction Industry web page for more information about the tournament and to register.

Saratoga Day at the Races

On Friday, July 26, the Manhattan College Alumni Society and Capital District Alumni Club invite alumni, family and friends to join other Jaspers for a day at the races at the Saratoga Race Track (267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY) followed by a dinner reception at the Inn at Saratoga (231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY).

For more information on dress code (no shorts or abbreviated wear), and general information about the Saratoga Race Track, visit nyra.com/saratoga/information.

The day will kick off at 11:30 a.m. at the Saratoga Race Track with a luncheon in the Turf Terrace. The first post time will be at 1 p.m. (Please note, July 26 is not scheduled for twilight racing, as in previous years). Admission gates open at 11 a.m. Later in the evening, alumni and guests are invited to cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m. and a dinner reception at The Inn at Saratoga.

 Track Only: $70 per person (includes admission to the track, Turf Terrace, luncheon and two cocktails)

Dinner Only: $75 per person

Track & Dinner Package: $135 per person

We strongly suggest overnight accommodations in the area be made as quickly as possible. Visit saratoga.com for information about area hotels.

Sail on San Francisco Bay

Bay-area Jaspers are invited to meet at Berkeley Yacht Club (1 Seawall Drive, Berkeley, CA) for an afternoon sail around the bay on Saturday, July 27. Two sailings will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (please arrive at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., respectively, to allow time to distribute life jackets). Two boats with skippers have been arranged for the group, and rides will last about an hour and a half. Lunch will also be provided. Each boat has a six-person capacity. Please note that no children under the age of 6 are allowed. Before or after sailing, guests are welcome to gather at the Yacht Club bar. This event is offered at no cost to those who attend aside from beverages purchased directly from the Yacht Club.

To reserve your space, please contact Steve Burchik '67 at (925) 998-9433 or steveburchik@yahoo.com.

Mets v. Rockies Alumni Outing

On Wednesday, Aug. 7, join us at Citi Field as the Mets face the Colorado Rockies at 7:10 p.m. The cost of the loaded ticket is $75 and includes admission to the park and seating in the Shea Bridge Terrace (exclusively for Manhattan College alumni and guests), as well as a $30 value to use anywhere in the stadium (food, beverages, merchandise, etc.). Tickets are limited and advance registration is required. REGISTER»

Staten Island Yankees Outing
The Staten Island Alumni Club invites alumni to watch the Staten Island Yankees take on the Lowell Spinners on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Enjoy the game from a luxury suite with outdoor seating. Manhattan College alumni will be welcomed on the center field high definition LED board and the game will be followed by fireworks. Tickets are limited and cost $35 each.

To reserve your tickets, please return the completed registration form and check to Ken Toomey '93, 194 Crystal Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302. Please make checks payable to the Manhattan College Alumni Club of Staten Island. Please note the deadline to order tickets is July 10.

A Day in the Hampton's

Alumni, family and friends living on or visiting Long Island are invited to join the College for an afternoon cocktail reception at the Southampton Publick House (40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY) from 3-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10. The price of the event is $35 per person, which includes an open bar and a selection of hors d'oeuvres. REGISTER»

A Day at Monmouth Park Racetrack

The Jersey Shore Alumni Club invites you to join the College for a day at the races at the Monmouth Park Racetrack (175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport, NJ) on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 12 p.m. The cost of the event is $35 per person and includes admission to the clubhouse, official track program, private trackside seating in the air conditioned Turf Club and a buffet luncheon, hosted by Jim O'Brien ’60 and Ken Kelly ’54. REGISTER»

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Outing

Alumni and guests are invited to join the College on the breathtaking Boscobel grounds to experience Shakespeare's production of All’s Well That Ends Well. Enjoy a late summer evening and dine alfresco while overlooking the Hudson River and West Point on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Tickets are $45 (including picnic and performance) and will be available at the will-call desk for registered guests.

Manhattan's gathering will take place prior to the performance. The grounds to Boscobel open at about 5 p.m., and the picnic will begin at about 5:20 p.m. Guests are typically asked to begin cleaning their areas by 6:30 p.m., and the performance starts promptly at 7 p.m.


Recipients of the James Patterson Scholarship take on new challenges with degrees in hand. Read more.

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Alumni Mock Interview Night

The Center for Career Development (CCD) is looking for alumni volunteers to participate in short mock interviews where students can practice their interview skills. Each mock interview lasts about 20 minutes with 10 minutes of feedback. CCD will provide sample questions, interview tips and a feedback form for alumni who participate in this program. For more details and questions, please email Carol McTiernan at carol.mctiernan@manhattan.edu or call (718) 862-7421.

Jaspers on Social Media

Stay up to date with our official Manhattan College alumni presence on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Please like, join and follow us today.

Represent Your Class

The alumni office is seeking representatives from all graduation years to help maintain and strengthen each class' connection to the College. By serving as a volunteer, you can encourage event participation, increase alumni knowledge and enthusiasm for alma mater, and assist with efforts to bolster support for the class gift program. Additionally, alumni celebrating an anniversary are invited to take part in helping organize Reunion Weekend. For our upcoming reunion celebration, Jaspers from years ending in -4 or -9 are welcome to assist with planning weekend activities. We'd love your help! For more information, email alumni@manhattan.edu or call (718) 862-7977.

Alumni Travel Program

The Alumni Relations office has partnered with several travel agencies to create exciting programs for you and your family and friends to join other Jaspers around the world. Learn more about our upcoming programs.

Discounted Yankee Tickets

Manhattan College has partnered with the New York Yankees to offer discounted tickets for alumni. To buy tickets, click on the link below and use the promo code MCA13.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has two more needs for our prayers

Good Morning All,

I have two prayer requests to ask of you. Please keep in your Prayers Fellow Jasper and dear friend of mine (for whom we have prayed) Tom Philbin. The MDs indeed discovered cancer in a small part of his Intestines. It seems it has not metastasized. One or two smaller issues have had to be dealt with and Tom will go in for Surgery, on Wednesday, 7/10/13 with no expected complications. Tom is in good spirits as we pray that all goes as we would wish. Please keep Tom, his wife Susan and their children in your prayers.

Our Son Scott and his Fiance, Melissa Owens, will be married at a Destination Wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 14, 2013. They heard this past week from the Parish from which their Priest comes in San Juan that their Priest, Father Angel, has taken seriously ill and will not be available. His illness, there have been several episodes, stems from the fact that Father Angel spent several years in a wheel chair paralyzed from the waist down. Persistent back/spinal problems have been a side effect. Through prayer, his Trust in God and force of will, Father overcame his disability and ministers in a parish in Puerto Rico. I have met this holy and good man on two occasions, he is an inspiration. He needs our prayers. An aside, through the efforts of cousins of mine who work in the States but reside in Puerto Rico and Florida, another Priest has stepped into the Breach and Scott & Melissa have met him before as well.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Bernardi, Anthony [MC1971] Experience Hospital Service Line Development


Bernardi, Anthony [MC1971]

Experience Hospital Service Line Development, Community Program Designer, and Physician Revenue Enhancement

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
Hospital & Health Care


While on sabbatical in 1994, Mr. Bernardi finished his RN degree. He worked for several years in all phases of Nursing with particular emphasis in Peri-operative Nursing.
As a result of a blended career in business and medicine, he offers a unique combination of experience and skill.
Highly motivated and extremely focused, He has led teams in business development, SCIP, marketing, product life cycle management, international planning and creative business efforts.
He possess the knowledge, enthusiasm and the talent to analyze key areas of costs, implement LEAN strategies, increase productivity and improve profit ratios while contributing to growth.
Career highlights:

• Launched the business development portion of Neuroscience Institute Service Line. In the first 6 months Neuroradiology intervention cases increased 70%. Neuro surgery cases increased by 76% year over year.
• Took hospital from Primary Stroke Center to Comprehensive Stroke Center Status.
• Created and taught community based outreach programs on stroke and stroke prevention.
• Led Marketing and Business Development teams to increase hospital service lines, medical and technical sales to CEO’s CFO’s, physicians, and government clients.
• Marketing Director, developed, designed and authored specialized sales training manuals. Created sales presentations, brochures, RFP’s and Web and DVD based marketing tutorials.
• Negotiated contracts and strategic partnerships with national and international clients and distributors throughout the Pacific Rim including Malaysia and Singapore.
• Graduated Pepperdine University (MBA) while winning awards for top sales performance, finished an RN program while working in marketing. Awarded Phi Theta Kappa and National Dean’s List status for outstanding academic performance)


Highly Creative Marketing Campaigns,
Sales Management and Training,
Physician Practice Branding and Enhancement,
Operating Room Registered Nurse

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JNEWS: Gatens, Brian [MC1992] Emerson's new superintendent of schools


Emerson Board of Education names new superintendent of schools
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 10:39 AM

The Emerson Board of Education (BOE) appointed Brian Gatens as Emerson's new superintendent of schools on Monday.  "Congratulations... The whole board was in agreement that you were our guy," said BOE President Mary Reid at a special meeting held to appoint Gatens on July 8.  Pending transition timelines, the BOE anticipates Gatens' start date will be during or near late summer.

"Preferably before the start of the school year," explained Interim Superintendent Larry Hughes.  A Ridgewood resident, Gatens currently serves as superintendent of the Norwood Public Schools in Northern Valley. He also served as principal in Harrington Park from 2007 to 2011. 

Gatens holds a bachelor's degree in government and politics with a minor in history at Manhattan College and a master's degree as a reading specialist at Fordham University.  He also holds a master's degree in educational administration and supervision from Manhattan College. 

"We're lucky to have you and I think you are lucky to have us as well," said BOE Vice President Craig Steel in congratulating Gatens.

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Gatens, Brian [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Brian is a member of the Class of 1992.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gatens, Brian [MC1992]

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JFOUND: Prendergast, Arianna [MC2009] French and Italian Teacher


Prendergast, Arianna [MC2009]
French and Italian Teacher
United States
Piermont, NY
Bachelor Degree from Manhattan College: French and Secondary Education with a Minor in Italian
Taught English in Paris at Lycée Claude Bernard

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JAUDIO: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) poetry reading


MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick
Open Studios Reading 2013

Poems read at the Peekskill Open Studios event held in June 2013 at Energy Movement Center, 925 South Street, Peekskill, NY.

14 minutes, 33 seconds.

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McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

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JLINKEDIN: McGovern, Kathy Smith [MC1984] Business Development at Acxiom


McGovern, Kathy Smith [MC1984]
Business Development at Acxiom
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

Tour de Force: Honor victims of 9/11 through cycling... My husband, LT Kevin McGovern, FDNY and I will cycle along with two hundred others, mostly law enforecement specialists, from across the US., Canada and Europe to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the attacks of our great nation. Ground Zero, NYC to Boston (280) miles Previous rides completed: Boston to Ground Zero 2012 Ground Zero to the Pentagon 2011 Boston to Ground Zero 2010 Pentagon to Ground Zero 2009 Ground Zero to the Pentagon 2008

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JHQ: Krall, Noreen [MC1987] Apple's Head of Litigation


Apple's Head of Litigation Paves Way for Women in Technology and Law

Engineering alumna-turned-lawyer Noreen Krall ’87 oversees Apple's intellectual property around the globe.

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Krall, Noreen [MC1987]

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JLINKEDIN: Cooney, Brian [MC1996] Vice President, Business Development at Abon Pharmaceuticals, LLC


Cooney, Brian [MC1996]
Vice President, Business Development at Abon Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Greater New York City Area

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JLINKEDIN: McCann, Chris [MC1988] International Accounting Director Toys R Us


McCann, Chris [MC1988]
International Accounting Director Toys R Us
Greater New York City Area

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Dear John,

I believe that Chris is a member of the Class of 1988.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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MOBIT: Goodwin, William [MCfac RIP]


William Goodwin, 62, Of Ardsley, Professor, Manhattan College
by Charles D'Souza Obituaries 07/11/13

ARDSLEY, N.Y. - William Goodwin of Ardsley died July 9. He was 62.

Goodwin graduated from Lehigh University with honors in 1973 and received his M.B.A. from there in 1974. He was an investment professional at the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York (MONY) and its successor companies for over 30 years. Attaining the level of Senior Vice President, he was in charge of a multi-billion dollar portfolio of Private and Public fixed income securities, venture capital investments and agricultural loans.

After retiring from AXA Equitable, he was an adjunct professor in the school of business at Manhattan College.

Goodwin is survived by his wife, Debbie; son, Matthew; sister, Rita; brother Paul (Diane); and a niece and nephew.

There will be a memorial gathering at his home, 152 Heatherdell Road, Ardsley, Friday, July 12 from 3 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 535 Ashford Ave., Ardsley.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Goodwin's memory to: Manhattan College, Office of Planned Giving, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway Riverdale, NY 10471.

For more information, please visit: www.edwardsanddowdle.com

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Goodwin, William [MCfac RIP]

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GUEST BOOK: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/syracuse/guestbook.aspx?n=william-goodwin&pid=165798646&nocache=true&cid=addentry&sign=0

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MFOUND: Manhattan track story

Dear John,

Bill Marshall,'67 sent me the attached. A great story.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Bill and Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Mike: Here's a good Manhattan story for you.

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JHQ: Alma Mater TY to donors


 Manhattan College Thanks Its Donors

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ADMINISTRIVIA: @tswift13 will make this week's issue late #tswift #tswift13

This week's issue will go out Sunday morning.

Yes, I finally have a life.

My ex-neice-in-law gave me Taylor Swift concert tickets for tonight's show.

I'll be the fat old white guy injineer singing along with all the teeny, tweeny, and teen girls.


(Have to stay young someway. And, @tswift13 is excellent role model in a "Secular Progressive" society.)

So, I'm out for fun.

Last time I went to show like this was back in the folk singing 60's. Although I did see one of PPM's last shows at George Mason University. (Mary Travers, RIP)

I think Tay is this generation's folk singer and poetess laureate. And, a very charitable person.

Interesting to me is how she has transitioned from strictly country to country / pop / teen. While growning to womanhood. Soft of like Shirley Temple Black. 

Any way.

Look for the weekly issue tomorrow. Maybe I'll get an autograph. Laff. If for some reason I get a gold wrist band, I'll pass it to one of the youngsters. What would I say to her? "Good job"!

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JOBIT: Masi, Victor Anthony [MC1957 RIP]


Victor Masi
(February 25, 1936 - July 9, 2013)

Obituary of Victor A. Masi, D.D.D., Col. Ret., USAF

Victor Anthony Masi was born on February 25, 1936 in Port Chester, New York and died on July 9, 2013 in Austin, Texas after enduring a three-year battle with Cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of gastrointestinal cancer.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Masi ; son, Donald Masi of San Antonio; son Chris (Barbara) Masi of Pflugerville; daughter, Sharon (Kris) Ward of San Antonio; grandson Brandon Masi of Pflugerville, granddaughters Meredith and Erica Masi of Pflugerville; grandsons Collin and Kyle Ward of San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his father, Angelo Masi and his mother Anna (Graziano) Masi, his sister Marilyn Ruggiero, and brother-in-law John Ruggiero.

Victor graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York in 1953 and earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Manhattan College in 1957. From there he attended Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry in Jersey City, New Jersey earning a D.D.S. degree in 1961. He joined the United States Air Force in November of 1961 and his first assignment was for 15 months in Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada. He then was transferred to Niagara Falls where he served for five years as a general dental officer where he met and married his wife Mary in December of 1964.

In 1967-1968 he received a Master’s of Dental Science degree from the University of Texas at Houston Dental Branch In 1968-1970 he completed his residency in Periodontics at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. He was then transferred to Wright -Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio where he served two years as Asst. Chief of Periodontics. In 1972, he was transferred overseas to Wiesbaden AFB in Germany where he served for three years as the Chief of Periodontics. He also served as the President of the Military European Periodontal Society. The next stop for him was a 7 year tour at Barksdale AFB in Bossier City, Louisiana where he was the Director of the General Dentistry Residency. He then served two years at Clark AFB in the Phillipines , and then ended his military career at Carswell AFB in Fort Worth, Texas from 1984-1991.

After retiring from the Air Force in 1991, he taught for 15 years as an adjunct professor at the Texas Women’s University School of Dental Hygiene. He had a passion for teaching, whether it was dental hygienists or the dental/periodontal residents.

He also loved gardening, refereeing sports, collecting coins and stamps, playing golf, and most of all spending time with his beloved five grandchildren.

The funeral mass is on July 13, 2013 at 10 A.M. at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Pflugerville, Texas, with Father Paul Hudson presiding. The burial is at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Pflugerville, Texas. Memorials may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Treatment Center in Houston, Texas.


Masi, Victor Anthony [MC1957 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/Batesville/guestbook.aspx?n=victor-masi&pid=165782579

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JNEWS: Agoyo, Herman [MC1958] saw Larsen's '56 perfect game


Ohkay Owingeh: Pueblo Balances Past and Present

By George Morse
SUN Staff Writer
Thursday, November 12, 2009 10:39 AM MST

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The Pueblo also has a strong baseball tradition. A summer league features four teams and draws good crowds to Pueblo's baseball fields.

An annual all-star game held at Isotopes Park attracts thousands of fans, pitting players from tribes across New Mexico. There are five Ohkay Owingeh players representing the North this year.

"It's fun," Bryce Gabaldon, one of the all-stars, said. "In our league you can actually play father-son ball."

Gabaldon and his father both play for the San Juan Eagles.

"I always wanted to play against my dad so I could strike him out," Gabaldon said. "We ended up on the same team."

Agoyo and State Representative Nick Salazar (D-Ohkay Owingeh), who is the father of present Ohkay Owingeh Governor Earl Salazar, both played baseball in the 1950s at San Juan. Agoyo used his skill on the diamond to earn a scholarship to Manhattan College in New York City.

"I saw Don Larsen pitch his perfect game in the (1956) World Series," he said.

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Agoyo, Herman [MC1958]

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JHQ: Aug 17, 2013: Women's Alumni Soccer

Aug 17, 2013: Women's Alumni Soccer Game at Gaelic Park
The women's soccer team will host an alumni game followed by a tailgate reception. All alumni, friends and family are welcome. To RSVP, please email head coach Brendan Lawler at brendan.lawler@manhattan.edu

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JOBIT: Cronin, Sr. Mary Anne [MC1982 RIP]

Dear John,

Catholic New York in the July 11th edition has an Obitutary for Sister Mary Anne Cronin who received he Masters from Manhattan in 1982. She served many years at St. Vincents Hospital in downtown Manhattan.

May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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CRONIN Sr. Mary Anne (Sr. Maureen Timothy)
Published in the New York Daily News on June 29th, 2013
This notice has had 161 visitors.

CRONIN-Sr. Mary Anne (Sr. Maureen Timothy) was born on July 20, 1935. She entered the Sisters of Charity in 1953 and professed vows in 1956. Her early ministry experiences included teaching in elementary schools in Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island. Her aptitude for finance led her to teach accounting at Cardinal Hayes High School and to serving as Treasurer for the Sisters of Charity. She also served as Internal Auditor at the St. Vincent Medical Center. Sr. Mary Anne was a Member of the Board of Trustees of the College of Mount Saint Vincent and of Fox House. Sr. Mary Anne is survived by her sister, Ruth Cronin Miklas, nieces, Marianne Donnelly, Erin Mullen, Denise Burdsall and nephews, Francis and Carter, Thomas Joseph Kearns Jr., Conrad Kearns and 12 grand nieces and nephews, 2 great grand nieces and many close friends. Wake Convent of Mary the Queen, 35 Vark St., Yonkers, NY, 10701, Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with, a vigil service at 6:30 P.M. Funeral Mass at 9:30 A.M. on Monday, July 1, 2013, burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Charity of New York. Arrangements under the supervision of Whalen & Ball Funeral Home, Yonkers, NY. (914)965-5488, www.whalenandballfh.com

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JLINKEDIN: Neiman, Howard [MC1981] Consultant


Neiman, Howard [MC1981]
Greater New York City Area
Education Management


---Working with Special and Exceptional learners

---Curriculum and program development based on cutting edge research

---Application of innovative and experimental learning models as presented by professional journals, relevant foundations, universities, and state/federal agencies

---Nonprofit proposal and project development

---Photography: traditional film and chemical processing, digital

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Dear John,

I believe that Howard is a member of the Class of 1981.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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ENDNOTE: And you say there is no anti-Catholic bias?


July 1, 2013
Killing Catholic Priests Now is Acceptable
Posted by Bill Anderson on July 1, 2013 11:28 AM

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About 30 years ago, the Reagan administration was giving support to forces in Central America that ostensibly were fighting against Marxist takeovers, and a lot of people -- and especially Liberal Democrats -- protested this support because Catholic priests often were the targets of these "anti-communists." The 1980 murder of a number of American Catholic nuns, the murder of Archbishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador (also in 1980) and the targeting of other priests galvanized opposition to U.S. policy in that region.

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Say what you want, but "Catholics" are being suppressed at "home" by the "Secular Progressive" and "overseas" by Muslim jihadists.

And, yet folks say we're "free".

Sheeple and Clovers!

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