JASPER JOTTINGS Week 34 - 2013 Aug 25    

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



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POSITRACTION: Understanding Faith, in bad time


Benedictine College Theologian’s Book Makes Theology Accessible
August 8, 2013, at 9:04 AM | By Matthew Archbold

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It’s theology for non-theologians.

Benedictine College theology professor Mark J. Zia, who has taught Theology 101 for years at the faithful Catholic college (as well as higher level theology courses), recently wrote a book titled The Faith Understood: An Introduction to Catholic Theology.

In response to Pope Benedict XVI’s call for a Year of Faith, Zia is attempting to make theology more accessible to all. Zia wrote at his blog Theologian’s Corner that the book “is written at a level suitable for faith formation classes; women and men's adult theology/Bible study groups; college students; candidates for the permanent diaconate, and anyone else desiring to learn more about the teachings of the Catholic faith.”

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Now we need one written at a level for fat old white guy injineers.

Unfortunately, some "Catholics", big and little c, myself included, can use a refresher course.

Far past the innocent days of childhood, when life was easy and most "sins" were imagined, we are in an age where temptation is everywhere. And, role models are sadly lacking; even within the Church itself. Never mind the CINO politicians who give scandal and bad example.

Maybe good example, faith, and the quiet non-violent peaceful resistance of MLK and Gandhi can shift the debate and change the course off the road to Perdition?

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JFOUND: Manuel, Br. Lawrence Winston [MC1979] a missionary in Pakistan for over 45 years


Dr. Winston Manuel Alias Brother Lawrence

PhD from California, USA
Masters in Education at Manhattan College

Although Dr. Winston B.C. Manuel was born in Colombo Sri Lanka, but being a missionary in Pakistan for over 45 years, now, he is very much a Pakistani.

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Welcome to IQRA University Gulshan Campus

“We are what we consistently do; excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)”

For a developing country, like Pakistan, a demand-oriented workforce ablaze with professional excellence can bring about a knowledge revolution. Welcome to this revolution in education at IQRA University. IQRA University is chartered by the Government of Sindh vide Sindh Government Ordinance No.VI of 2000. The university has campuses in all four provinces and actively collaborates with foreign universities. The university offers a diverse range of graduate, post-graduate and PhD programmes of International repute in Management Sciences, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Education, Learning Sciences, Media Sciences, and Fashion Designing. IQRA University incessantly strives to create congenial learning environment with scholastic facilities at all campuses.

Technologically equipped classrooms, with high-tech computer laboratories incorporated with high-speed internet facilities and rich Information Resource Centre are established at all campuses for comprehensive academic training. Essential academic services of placement, transport and housing are also provided to all the students.

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Winston Manuel Alias Brother Lawrence [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Brother received his Masters in 1979.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Manuel, Br. Lawrence Winston  [MC1979]

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JUPDATE: Scarfo, Anthony [MC1982] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

JNEWS: Scarfo, Anthony [MC1982] SVP Technology Development of Sonus Networks

Anthony Scarfo

Mr. Anthony Scarfo is Senior Vice President - Technology Development of Sonus Networks, Inc., since May 2012. He was previously Company's Vice President and General Manager of Trunking, Policy and Business Development from February 2012 to May 2012, and Company's Vice President of Business Development from September 2011 to February 2012.

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Mr. Scarfo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems from Manhattan College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Seton Hall University.

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Scarfo, Anthony [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1982.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Scarfo, Anthony [MC1982]

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JUPDATE: Cicero, Philip S. [MC1973] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

JNEWS: Cicero, Philip S. [MC1973] publishes The Seven Deadly Sins of the K-12 Education System

The Seven Deadly Sins of the K-12 Education System
Costly and Ineffective Programs and Strategies by Philip S. Cicero, Ed.D.

This book is for anyone who believes that reducing class size, doing more homework, being taught by experienced teachers, using technology, receiving remediation, repeating a grade and increasing school time will improve student achievement. The reason this book is for you is because these long practiced academic interventions just don’t work.

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Philip S. Cicero, Ed.D.

Dr. Philip Cicero retired in 2008 after 35 years of service as a coach, club advisor, teacher, building and school district administrator, and his last 11 years as superintendent of schools.

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His formal education started with Manhattan College (B.S.), followed by Adelphi University (M.A.) and then New York University where he earned his doctoral degree (Ed.D.). While attending NYU, he also completed his course requirements for New York State certifications in school building administration and school district administration at Hofstra University.

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Cicero, Philip S. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Philip is a member of the Class of 1973.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cicero, Philip S. [MC1973]

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JUPDATE: DiRamio, Michael J. [MC1974] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

JFOUND: DiRamio, Michael J. [MC1974] Professor of English Manchester Community College CT

Manchester Community College
Great Path
Manchester, CT 06045

Faculty and Professional Staff

Professor of English
MA, Brown University
BA, Manhattan College

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Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1974.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DiRamio, Michael J. [MC1974]

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JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961) sends a link with a highlight but no comment

FROM Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961)


Published on The Smirking Chimp (http://www.smirkingchimp.com)
Libertarian Capitalism Killed My Best Friends
By Thom Hartmann
Created Aug 15 2013 - 6:43am

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Libertarian capitalism killed my best friends.

Libertarian capitalism also killed my father and the family of one of my coworkers.

Let me explain: there are two ways a nation can allow products to come into the marketplace: the libertarian, unregulated “American way” and the regulated capitalism “European way.”

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Scientists and health experts knew as far back as one hundred years ago [1] that asbestos caused a god-awful form of lung cancer called mesothelioma, but because America doesn’t use the precautionary principle, toxic asbestos was used in homes, workplaces, and even schools, well into the 1970s.

My friend Terry, my friend Rob, and my father all died of mesothelioma. My coworker Heidi’s life was torn apart by her parents’ fight with the disease and I believe that this pain led directly to her death two years ago.

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Reinke, F. John (MC1968) responds:

First, the American continent has not see "libertarian capitalism" except for the period immediately after the Revolution. Even George Washington fell under the spell of Federal power when he suppressed Shay's Rebellion. By the time Jefferson became Prez, he too forgot all that he espoused up to the Declaration, despite being an anti-Federalist.

Second, the asbestos use was endorsed by the Gooferment. (From whence all problems originate!) The article specifies the use in the war-time ship building industry, the public schools, and home building. All under the direct control of the "enlightened Gooferment" of the time. Sorry, but the "crony capitalists" always were allowed to slip away from any accountability by the "justice" system. Argh, you can't find a more slanted "casino" than the "Crony Capitalism" found in the USA and Europe. Restricted by regulation, certainly even you see the humor in that? And, for the record, neither side of the aisle is "Caesar's wife" in this morality play. Perry, Gardisal, forced immunization. The FDA is a tool of Big Pharma to restrict competition and ensure profits at the expense of the people.

Third, let's just examine how "wars" arise in what you pose as "libertarian capitalism". I can't find any Libertarian who doesn't espouse some form of the Non-Aggression Principle. Under that, war is  rare. MYOB does not start a lot of fights. Note, how many Prez's are elected as a "peace candidate" Wilson, FDR, Nixon, BHO44. Yet, we seems to be in more laonger wars than ever? Remember "War is the health of the State" and "War is a racket".

You are turning me from a minarchist (i.e., small government is needed) to an anarchist (i.e., advocates stateless societies based on non-hierarchical free associations)!

Dona Nobis Pacem,

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JEMAIL: John Miele, John [MCretiredfaaculty] reads Jottings

I understand your concern completely. I was given the website address by my son Michael Miele who is an alumnus of Manhattan College. I am John Miele. I am a retired faculty member and I taught in the Psychology Department at Manhattan College for twenty-seven years. Both of my children attended the college. I have been retired for twenty years hence the address is 'the old veteran.'

Please advise if you need additional information.
Thanks, John Miele

[JR: No additional info needed. Welcome. This is a "broadcast" group that I use to deliver Jottings to alums and those interested, who need it via a simple email mechanism. I have it up several ways to get it. Daily, weekly, rss feeds, by search, Facebook, LinkedIn, and just this week by Kindle. Anything but US Mail! Just being easy to do business with. Laff! Welcome.]

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JLINKEDIN: McVeigh, Peter [MC1967] Independent Defense & Space Professional


McVeigh, Peter [MC1967]
Independent Defense & Space Professional
Jacksonville, Florida Area
Defense & Space

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JNEWS: Cunningham, Marty [MC1973] CMO at Latin Insights


Marty Cunningham has a new position
CMO at LatinInsights

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Cunningham, Marty [MC1973] CMO at Latin Insights,
SVP - Director of Business Development at Starfish Brand Experience Design
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising

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JLINKEDIN: Keane, Mike [MC1977] Senior Systems Consultant at New York Life Insurance


Keane, Mike [MC1977]
Senior Systems Consultant at New York Life Insurance Company
Poughkeepsie, New York

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JLINKEDIN: Keane, Mike [MC1977] Senior Systems Consultant at New York Life Insurance


Keane, Mike [MC1977]
Senior Systems Consultant at New York Life Insurance Company
Poughkeepsie, New York

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JNEWS: Mazzuca, Frank [MC1969] Interim Assistant Principal Barr Middle School


Dear Parents:

On August 3, 2013, Ruben Addarich, the Assistant Principal of the Barr Middle School, unexpectedly submitted his resignation for purposes of retirement. Mr. Addarich has served the District for 12 years and he will certainly be missed. We wish him well in his retirement. The search for a new Assistant Principal will begin in the fall and may not conclude until the end of the school year.

In order to ensure the school does not miss a beat and has the administrative capacity to provide students with a safe, secure, positive learning environment, Frank Mazzuca, Director of Athletics, will serve as Interim Assistant Principal.

Mr. Mazzuca received his Bachelors Degree from Manhattan College, as well as three Masters Degrees in the areas of Reading, Special Education and School Administration. He began his teaching career as a Physical Education Instructor for the Bedford Public Schools. He began working at Rockland BOCES in 1972 and continued as a Physical Education Teacher, Administrative Assistant of Special Education, and Supervisor of Special Education.

He was involved with the Special Olympics since 1972 and received numerous awards and recognition for his commitment, including the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Mid-Atlantic States Special Olympics Committee and the Volunteer of the Year Award for the NYS Special Olympics. He received the Citizen of the Year Award from the NYS Sons of the American Revolution Organization. He was one of 28 volunteers in the United States invited to the home of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the President of the Special Olympics, in recognition of his long service to that organization.

Mr. Mazzuca is no stranger to A. MacArthur Barr Middle School, having served as Assistant Principal and later Associate Principal from 1988 to 2001. During that time, he established a close relationship between staff and students and between the school and parents. Among his many contributions, he started the Annual Father-Daughter Dance and Fifth Grade Family Fun Nights. For a brief time, Mr. Mazzuca also served as Interim Principal at Miller Elementary School before assuming his current leadership position as Director of Athletics.

We are very appreciative that Mr. Mazzuca offered to assist Mr. Guccione, the Middle School teachers, and support staff through this period of transition. During this period, the District will support Mr. Mazzuca’s continued leadership as Director of Athletics.

Mark McNeill

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Mazzuca, Frank [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Frank is a member of the Class of 1969.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mazzuca, Frank [MC1969]

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JNEWS: Carbone, Bret Martin [MC1999] Independent IGCSE/IB/A-Levels Consultant Antwerp, Belgium


Dynamic, driven and innovative professional inclined to manage actions consistent with delivering results. Offer the valueof hands-on expertise as well as innovative and creative solutions.Intellectual, knowledgeable and naturally curious individual. Decisive, interactive style and an "atypical" work ethic; sets andachieves high personal and professional standards. Accustomed to and effective in high-profile roles, interfacing with culturally diverse individuals in one-on-one and group settings

Independent IGCSE/IB/A-Levels Consultant Antwerp, Belgium

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Carbone, Bret Martin [MC1999]

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JNEWS: Tomlinson, Kevin [MC????] LIRR chief engineer retired


LIRR chief engineer Kevin Tomlinson to retire

Originally published: August 18, 2013 8:07 PM
Updated: August 18, 2013 9:47 PM

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Tomlinson said he expects to not be out of work for long, and would like to find a new job in the engineering field. Until then, he said he is looking forward to more time with his family.

He was a 19-year-old Manhattan College student when he applied for a summer internship at the urging of his father, who worked as an LIRR accountant. After interning for three summers, Tomlinson was hired as a junior engineer in 1985.

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Tomlinson, Kevin [MC????]

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JNEWS: Florentine, Joseph III [MC2010] founding member City of Palms Realty


All Press Releases for August 19, 2013

Joseph Florentine III Inducted into Worldwide Who's Who for Excellence in Real Estate

As a founding member of the City of Palms Realty, Joseph Florentine looks forward to being an integral part of the re-surging growth of Southwest Florida

Joseph Florentine

City of Palms Realty
FORT MYERS, FL, August 19, 2013 /Worldwide Who's Who/ -- Joseph Florentine III, Licensed Real Estate Broker and President of City of Palms Realty, LLC, has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in real estate.

One of the youngest real estate brokers in Florida to attain a broker's license, Mr. Florentine recently established City of Palms Realty, LLC, a Fort Meyers-based real estate company. The brokerage represents properties in residential and commercial leasing, from storage facilities to class-A office space, as well as industrial and income-producing properties. Mr. Florentine is in business with his father, with whom he also owns another company, Florentine Holdings. The team, which handles development projects in Florida and New Jersey, has been finding success with over 30 percent returns over the past three years. He and his father own several real estate properties in Florida, and he continues to focus his attention on real estate development, planning, brokerage sales and property management.

A licensed realtor in the states of Florida and New York, Mr. Florentine comes from a long line of real estate investors and entrepreneurs. From the age of 10, he spent most of his time assisting his father in land acquisitions, development and strategic marketing, learning every aspect of the business, being hands-on and fixing up properties to flip; he knew he wanted to do real estate, as well as work in the business end. He earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing and management from Manhattan College, and soon after graduating, he launched his career with Living Real Estate Group in Manhattan, N.Y. In his time there, he expanded his knowledge not only in residential and commercial real estate, but also in project management.

As a founding member of the City of Palms Realty, Mr. Florentine looks forward to being an integral part of the re-surging growth of Southwest Florida. For more information, visit http://www.florentineholding.com.

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Florentine, Joseph III [MC????]

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Predmore, Carolyn (MCfaculty) commented:

"Graduated 2010 according to Linkedin"

Florentine, Joseph III [MC2010]

[JR: Thanks, Prof P. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Sachs, John Richard [MC1956 RIP]


John Richard Sachs
1934 - 2013

DR. JOHN RICHARD SACHS passed away on July 17, 2013.

A Brooklyn boy, he became, through hard work and a gifted intellect, a physician, a Major in the Army, a medical researcher with an international reputation, a world traveler, a devoted husband of 54 years, and a father of three.

Born in 1934, he often said that his "big chance" came when he was awarded a place at Regis High School, the highly selective Jesuit school in Manhattan. He won scholarships to Manhattan College, earning a BS degree in 1956, and Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, graduating in 1960.

On receiving his medical degree, he embarked on his life's work – the study of the red blood cell and its components. While doing research as a post-doctorate fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and within seven years of his graduation from medical school, he wrote and published papers in the Transactions of American Physicians and the Journal of Clinical Investigation. They were ground-breaking studies of the characteristics of the red blood cell's sodium pump. He would publish scores of papers in medical journals during his career; his first paper in the New England Journal of Medicine appeared in 1968.

After his fellowship, he was appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology at Yale University School of Medicine.

In 1966 he was drafted into the Army and was commissioned a Captain. He continued his research at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. His work there led to the treatment of soldiers in Vietnam stricken with a rare but deadly blood disease. He was promoted to Major, and was honorably discharged in 1969.

He returned to Yale and rose to the rank of associate professor in both the Department of Physiology and the Department of Medicine in the Yale University School of Medicine.

In 1975 he moved to the recently formed Stony Brook University Medical School, where he was a founding member of the Division of Hematology in the Department of Medicine. He rapidly became full professor and Head of the Division of Hematology at Stony Brook and Northport Veterans Hospital, positions he held for many years. He was an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association and was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and other government and private agencies all his professional life. He also taught in the medical school, supervised resident physicians and was an attending physician in both hospitals. He continued his output of highly respected research papers, and contributed to textbooks such as The Red Blood Cell and Red Cell Membrane Transport.

He married his wife, Marilyn (nee Mahn), a graduate of The Mary Louis Academy, in 1959. She and their three children, Carolyn, John Jr. and Jennifer, and two grandchildren, survive him.

He passed away at Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he was professor emeritus.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to Regis High School.

Published on NYTimes.com from August 19 to August 20, 2013

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Sachs, John Richard [MC1956 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/guestbook.aspx?n=john-sachs&pid=166519496&cid=full

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JEMAIL: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) makes and obvious and not obvious point


Football = Futbol = Soccer

How can Benghazi be Pearl Harbor when Ronald Reagan got 200+ marines killed in 1983?


Snap out of it!

Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)

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[JR: (1) Glad you pointed out that Soccer Football equivalency. It would never have occurred to a fat old white guy injineer. (2) On a more serious note, I remember the Beruit bombing. But Reagan admitted his mistake. And, the Gipper would have never left men behind. In this case, "we" left men behind for political reason. It happened in WW2 (documented) and, I personally believe, it was done in Korea and VietNam. The Code of Conduct for POWs that I was taught was "leave no man behind". With this, BHO44 and Hillary have demonstrated Heinlein's principal that only vets should be in government. Not because they are better people, but they understand what it means. That's why it's this generation's Pearl. (imho) --- Dona Nobis Pacem!]

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COMMENT on Mazzuca, Frank [MC1969] by John J Powers

JNEWS: Mazzuca, Frank [MC1969] Interim Assistant P…”

John J Powers
Submitted on 2013/08/19 at 11:07 pm

Congratulations Frank! Keep up the good work. Jack Powers

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MFOUND: Jasper Granddaughter mentions Schwitter, William F. [MC1941]


Maura Schwitter Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 08/19/2013

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… Grandfather, Bill, competed in basketball and baseball at Manhattan College (1937-41), went on to play baseball in the New York Giants’ minor league system and was inducted into Manhattan’s College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995 …

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[JR: Good genes! Laff!!]


William F. Schwitter '41 Member of Manhattan's basketball and baseball teams of the late 1930's and early 1940's. Co-captain of the 1940-41 basketball team. Considered one of the best defensive rebounders in the East. Played catcher for the Jaspers' baseball team. Played in the New York Giants' minor league system after graduating.

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JFOUND: Kim, Cherng-ju [MC1979] Professor College of Pharmacy UAMS



Cherng-ju Kim, Ph.D.

Office: ED II, Room 6/110F


B.S., 1974; Chemical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
M.E. (Environmental), 1979; Environmental Science and Engineering, Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York
Ph.D., 1984; Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
(Polymer Reaction Engineering)
Teaching Responsibilities

Research Interests

Dr. Kim’s primary research interests include the development of polymeric materials for controlled release drug delivery systems and the modulation of drug release kinetics. Surface area modulated systems have been extensively developed to overcome a limitation of common

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Kim, Cherng-ju [MC1979]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has two items

Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Deacon Neil who is struggling after suffering a Stroke. Neil had attended Manhattan College before joining the United States Navy. Neil and his family need our prayers.

Also in our prayers is Mike McEneney who is undergoing Eye Surgery this morning. We pray for a steady hand for the MD and a quick and successful recovery for Mike.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JFOUND: Costello, Dominick [MC1988] South Florida Real Estate



I was born and raised in New York and earned my Bachelors degree in Finance at Manhattan College. Upon completion, I went into retail where I thrived in marketing, merchandising and brand building for a well-known retailer, Ricky’s NYC.

As President/COO and Equity partner, I helped increase Ricky’s NYC name brand and expanded from 2 locations to 28,including one in Miami Beach. This final expansion resulted in my relocation to South Florida. I have always had a certain love and interest for real estate from a very young age. Upon relocating to South Florida with my wife Montse, and two kids, Alex and Lucas, I decided to turn this love and passion into a career.

Understanding markets, buying, selling and marketing products are my specialty. My past experience as a corporate executive has allowed me to develop superior negotiation and analytical skills.

I have exceptional customer service skills which gives me the ability and foresight
to understand your needs and provide you with the best experience possible.

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Costello, Dominick [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Dominick is member of the Class of 1988.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Costello, Dominick [MC1988]

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JOBIT: Dugan, John Francis [MC1951 RIP]


John Francis Dugan

John F. Dugan
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9:33 am | Updated: 11:10 am, Wed Aug 21, 2013.

John Francis Dugan, 85, peacefully entered into eternal life Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. He was a family man, pure and simple, devoted to his wife of 51 years, Ella Joan, and his children, Stephen, Alicia and Kevin.

John was born Sept. 10, 1927 in New York City. After graduating from St. Regis High School in 1945 he entered the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Kearsarge, being honorably discharged at the end of WWII.

John attended Manhattan College, NYC earning a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering. He then joined Sperry Gyroscope Corp. as an aeronautical electronic field engineer working mostly with the Air Force and Navy.

He continued his education at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. obtaining a Master’s Degree in industrial administration. Working for Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh he held positions in capital budgeting and planning; mathematical economic model development; commercial research, marketing and planning.

In 1967 John moved his family to Pittsford, N.Y. where he joined Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, N.Y. While there he worked in management systems development; marketing intelligence; and with the company’s Office of Innovation, retiring from Kodak in 1989.

While living in Pittsford, John enjoyed being with friends and family, especially taking his family on hiking/backpacking/camping trips in the Adirondack mountains and skiing the snow covered slopes in Lake Placid and Bristol Mountain, where he volunteered for 18 years with the National Ski Patrol.

Most especially John enjoyed watching and cheering for his children in soccer games and swim meets. John’s family was his life and always came first.

In 1994 he and his wife moved to Fountain Hills to enjoy their retirement years.

John was preceded in death by his father, Walter Tunney, his mother, Bertha Tunney, and brother-in-law, James Sullivan.

He is survived by his wife, Ella Joan; sons, Stephen (Michelle) and Kevin (Stacy); and his daughter, Alicia (Ron) Sykes; his sisters, Dorothy Sullivan and Rose (Bill) Connors; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 10815 N. 84th Street, Scottsdale.

A gift in John’s memory may be given to:

The Fountain Hills Parkinson’s Support Group, payable to Senior Services, Inc., Fountain Hills Community Center, Attn: Walt Dunne, 13001 La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 (In memo section please direct to FHPSG); or Hospice of the Valley, at www.hov.org/donation.

Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary.


Dugan, John Francis [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1951.

May He Rest In Peace,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dugan, John Francis [MC1951 RIP]

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JOBIT: Klimek, Robert John [MC1962 RIP]


In Memory of
Robert John Klimek MD
January 20, 1941 - August 18, 2013

Lyme- It was a spectacular day for sailing, but then again every day for Dr. Robert J. Klimek was a "perfect" day for sailing. It was August 5th, 2013 and there was a consistent, dry northwesterly wind blowing at a steady 12-15 knots. These were ideal conditions for "Reverie", his beloved sloop of nearly 30 years. Bob felt most at ease while behind the helm and relished in the splendor and speed that his vessel provided. The winds held true and his children's graceful smiles beamed about as they finished the day by sailing back to port. This was his spectacular day; a day capped by a view of the sunset sky over Hamburg Cove, sipping a Mount Gay Rum and tonic, all the while listening to a little Oscar Peterson.

Robert J. Klimek sailed into this world on January 20, 1941 in Middletown, CT and was raised in Meriden. His mother became head nurse at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and worked there for nearly 40 years; this was to be his catalyst for his chosen profession of Ophthalmology. Bob graduated from La Salle Military Academy in 1958, Manhattan College in 1962 and Southern University of New York Medical School in 1966. Following medical school, he interned at Greenwich Hospital. He returned to New York for his residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in 1967 where he was Chief Resident.

Carol Pearson, a Canadian "Doris Day", caught his eye during his last year of residency. In 1969 they were married along with her sister Margo and husband Don in a double ceremony at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Prescott, Ontario. As winter rolled in, Carol hinted that the two of them should go to Europe for a ski vacation. Carol, having skied in Colorado, was the more avid and agile skier. In true Bob fashion, he perfected this new craft and was soon able to tackle the double blacks of Telluride. Skiing became his sole winter pursuit and Telluride would eventually become his second home.

After the birth of their son Rob in 1970 the two decided to leave the glass and metal skyline of Manhattan and headed to the shores of southeastern Connecticut where Bob had spent his summers as a child. Bob went into practice with Dr. John Gager. After Dr. Gager's passing, Dr. Jack Reilly partnered with Bob and the Shoreline Eye Group was formed. Bob was the Chief of Ophthalmology at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital until the formation of the Constitution Eye Surgery Center East in 2001. He was one of the founding members and President. Bob's passion for his patients and his staff was second to none. He strived for excellence and perfection, one of the many reasons he was respected by all.

Bob was precisely balanced. When not attending to the needs of his endearing patients, he tended to his family and the community of Old Lyme where they lived for 18 years. They eventually settled in Lyme overlooking Hamburg Cove from it's eastern prow. It was from this location that he would blast the sunset cannon, a tradition instilled from his memberships to the New York Yacht Club and the Cruising Club of America.

During the rearing of his three doting children, Rob of Colorado, Serena of New Canaan, CT and Alison of Boulder, CO, he took it upon himself to insure that they had an upbringing that was sans pareil. He invested in their minds, their pursuits and their unlimited love for family and friends. That was what he bestowed upon his wife, children, four grandchildren and patients. Bob lived every moment of his life with conviction and purpose. His legacy will continue on even though his life was cut short. On August 18th, he died at home surrounded by his family due to a brief illness.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lyme Land Conservation Trust or a charity of your choice.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Christ the King Church in Old Lyme. Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home of Old Lyme is handling the arrangements. Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme for tributes, directions and more service information.


Klimek, Robert John [MC1962 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/DignityMemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-klimek&pid=166532100

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has one thanks and two more

Good Morning ,

A prayer of thanks is in order for Mike McEneney. His Eye Surgery was successful and we pray for a quick and full recovery.

I ask for your prayers for a dear friend and husband of a very close friend of ours. David died this morning at 5:00 AM in Hospital of a massive Brain Tumor that was inoperable. He went in with dizziness and some disorientation last week, was given tests and the Prognosis. David, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and Businessman is survived by his Wife, Lisa, Son, Jesse and Daughter, Melissa. Please keep them in your prayers during this difficult time.

Maria Khury asks for our prayers for Fellow Jasper, Raquel Batista ' 99 BA. many of us know Raquel and she needs our prayers for her little girl, Carmen Altagracia Perdomo, Born, August 14th. She has Low Glucose level that we pray she overcomes. Maria, who knows Raquel best, tells us that Raquel is also running a tight race for City Council in the Bronx. As Maria says,......" pray that she will be able to represent a needy community with her integrity and unselfishness."

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Perez, Fredeliza [MC2011] new position as Human Resources Administrator at Bloomingdale's


Perez, Fredeliza [MC2011]
new position as Human Resources Administrator at Bloomingdale's


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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has three more for our attention

Good morning All

Ed and Pat Riely have asked for our prayers. Ed is a dear friend, a long standing member of our Retreat Team and Prayer Group and a man that I am proud to call a friend.

Ed and his wife Pat ask that we place their Son, serving in the U.S. Military, LTC Edmund M. "Beau" Riely of Newport News Virginia on our prayer list. He was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor at the base of the brain just above the spinal cord. He will undergo daily radiation and chemo therapy for six weeks starting next week. The tumor is cancerous and aggressive. Beau is married to Lorena "Renie" Riely, and the father of five children, four living, ages 13, 9, 7, 6. As the principal support of his family, he is concerned for his work and his health, as he was just given a new assignment. Ed and Pat thank you for your prayers, and Ed sends his best regards to his Retreat Brothers. Please raise the volume once again as we pray that Beau's treatments have the desired effect and we pray that the Cancer is brought under control and eliminated. Please keep, Beau, Ed, Pat and their families in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Good Evening All,

We have some Prayer Requests that have come to our attention.

Joe Quinn asks for our prayers for his Mom, Helen. Mrs. Quinn moved into an Alzheimer's facility on Wednesday. Through the grace Of God, her move went well, and, through the Grace Of God, we pray that she thrives in her new home and environment and we pray that Joe, his Sister and their families are at peace in the knowledge that their Mother is in good hands and will be well cared for.

Mark Sheeran asks for our prayers for a very dear Friend and soon to be a family member. He has just been diagnosed with testicular Cancer and is going in for emergency surgery on Friday and will not know the extent of the Cancer until after the surgery. Mark, his friend and the family just found out on Wednesday. As mark says,...... writing the email is painful but the healing power through prayer is awesome. Please raise the volume for this young man, his family and friends as we pray that the cancer is localized and that the MDs are able to successfully treat it.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JFOUND: Sartor, Anthony J. [MC????] SVP KeySpan Services


Executive Profile
Anthony J. Sartor Ph.D., P.E., P.P.
Senior Vice President of KeySpan Services, KeySpan Corporation

Age Total Calculated Compensation This person is connected to 1 Board Members in 1 different organizations across 1 different industries.

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Anthony J. Sartor, Ph.D., P.E., P.P. serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of KeySpan Services Inc., a division of Keyspan Corp. Dr. Sartor served as a Senior Vice President of KeySpan Services. Dr. Sartor served as a Board of Commissioner of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from March 1999 to January 7, 2007. Prior to his appointment to Port Authority Board, he served from 1992 to 1999 as a Commissioner of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Science and Engineering, American Men and Women of Science, as well as many other national and international directories. A pioneer in the environmental engineering field since the 1960s, Dr. Sartor received his Ph.D. and Masters degree from the University of Michigan in Chemical Engineering and his Bachelors Degree from Manhattan College.

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JNEWS: Murray, Connor [MC2013] plays for Naugatuck Dogs


Naugatuck Dogs comeback to beat the Tri-Town Trojans and force Game 3

By Peter Wallace, Register Citizen

Posted: 08/22/13, 11:06 PM EDT

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The Trojans sailed into the seventh inning behind Connor Murray (six innings, one earned run, six hits, two strikeouts, three walks) and a 4-1 lead.

Murray escaped from two walks and a hit batter in the sixth, so a change seemed appropriate in the seventh.

“Their starting pitcher shut us down all game,” said Naugatuck’s Kyle Murphy.

Lefthander Joel Judson (1.1 innings, five earned runs, four hits, two strikeouts, one walk) started the seventh and the Dogs found their hits.

Jeff Sturm and Sean Miller-Jones (3-for-3) started the inning with singles. Murphy (2-for-3, four RBI), who just graduated from Division I Manhattan College, built a one-two count, then blasted a three-run shot over the left field fence, tying the score, 4-4.

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JHQ: GoJaspers is fixing some broken links

Hi John,

Thank you for your message on GoJaspers.com. We are in the process of correcting that links, and others, on the Hall of Fame page on our website. It will be fixed shortly.

Thank you and Go Jaspers!


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MEMAIL: Vozhilla, Mariela [MC2012 RIP] is remembers

Dear fjohn reinke (mc1968),

In a week it will have been a year since the passing of Mariela Vozhilla. We have found that (and you may know this from personal experience) one of the most difficult times for a family after a death is the first anniversary of the loss of their loved one.

Commonly, when we lose someone dear to us, we seek ways to feel close to that person or for ways to honor their memory. You can do much to help them feel closer to their loved one at this difficult time.

Simply click on the link below to send a "Thinking of You" message to the family. Perhaps you can also take a few minutes to share a special memory of Mariela Vozhilla on the Book of Memories™ tribute site. Both of these gestures cost nothing, and will mean so much to the family.


Thank you for the love you share with others, and your caring ways.

Williams Funeral Home, Inc.

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JLINKEDIN: Fougere, Stephen [MC2005] Project Management / Lead Instructor at SigmaCare


Fougere, Stephen [MC2005]
Project Management / Lead Instructor at SigmaCare
Wyckoff, New Jersey
Computer Software

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JNEWS: Sewitt, Taylor [MC2012] to Winnipeg Goldeyes


Goldeyes Claim Sewitt
August 23, 2013 - American Association (AA) Winnipeg Goldeyes

Winnipeg Goldeyes Winnipeg Goldeyes manager Rick Forney announced today the baseball club has claimed right-handed pitcher Taylor Sewitt off waivers from the Gary SouthShore RailCats.

Sewitt, 23, appeared in 36 games for the RailCats this season, going 4-1 with a 5.03 ERA. The rookie hails from Sydney, Australia and played collegiately at Manhattan College. He will join the Goldeyes tomorrow in Sioux Falls.

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JNEWS: Avallone, Tony [MC????] Coach Trinity Hall Middletown NJ


Board | Announcements/Around Town
Trinity Hall kicks off athletic program, announces coaching staff
Posted by Trinity Hall , August 23, 2013 at 02:59 PM

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Middletown, NJ — Trinity Hall, an independent, all-girls high school in the Catholic tradition, kicked off its athletic program on Aug. 17 with team practice, a tour of the newly-renovated school building and a continental breakfast. Soccer and cross country practice began for enrolled students on the school’s campus at 900 Leonardville Road, Leonardo, NJ. Students and their families had the opportunity to meet with the entire coaching staff as well as the school’s faculty.

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Tony Avallone, Head Coach: Cross Country and Track

Former boys’ cross country and track coach for Red Bank Catholic
While at RBC, the boys won the State Cross country Championships (1996) and Outdoor Monmouth County Championships
Former boys’ and girls’ track and cross country coach at Sacred Heart High School, Yonkers, NY
Elected to the Sacred Heart High School Hall of Fame, 1992
B.S., Economics; MBA: Manhattan College
Manhattan College career: member of the Indoor NCAA Track Championship team; an IC4A Indoor medalist; student assistant to Hall of Fame Coaches Fred Dwyer and Frank Gagalino coaching non-scholarship middle- and long-distance runners

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JNEWS: Widas, Maribeth [MC????] Physician Assistant Catskill Urology


Catskill Regional Medical Center Urology Welcomes New Physician Assistant

August 22, 2013 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Urology is pleased to announce Maribeth Widas has joined the staff as a Physician Assistant.

With over 15 years’ experience, Ms. Widas completed her Physician Assistant program at Stony Brook University and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Manhattan College. As a licensed physician assistant and under the supervision of Dr. Gerard Galarneau, she will assist with surgeries and provide an advanced level of patient care.

“We are very excited to add a physician assistant of such a high caliber to our staff,” says Dr. Galarneau. “Maribeth’s experience, compassion and interpersonal skills are a great fit with our philosophy of providing exceptional patient care.”

The urology practice specializes in the treatment of incontinence, voiding, erectile dysfunction and kidney stones. Dr. Galarneau also has expertise in the treatment of all urologic cancers including prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancer. The office, located at the main Harris campus on the 3rd floor of the Ambulatory Services Building, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and appointments can be made by calling 845-794-0996.

A member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Catskill Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to residents in the Sullivan County region. For more information about Catskill Regional call 845-794-3300 or visit www.crmcny.org.

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JFOUND: McGinnis, Robert [MC????] Independent Director at Home Loan Servicing Solutions


Robert McGinnis, MBA

Mr. Robert McGinnis is Independent Director at Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd. He is on the Board of Directors at Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd. and KGS-Alpha Capital Markets LP.

Mr. McGinnis was previously employed as a Managing Director by RBS Greenwich Capital and a Managing Director by Salomon Brothers, Inc.

He received his undergraduate degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a graduate degree from Manhattan College, and an MBA from New York University.

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JLINKEDIN: Olmstead, Stephen [MC2008] Mechanic A at Con Edison


Olmstead, Stephen [MC2008]
Mechanic A at Con Edison
Greater New York City Area

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ENDNOTE: Public Housing Fingerprinting


Bloomberg’s Public Housing Fingerprinting Idea Stuns, Infuriates Residents
Spokesman: Mayor To Propose Biometric Security -- An Electronic Sensor
August 16, 2013 6:45 PM

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest crime-fighting idea had a lot of people riled up on Friday.

The mayor wants to fingerprint more than 600,000 people who live in public housing. He said it would be done to make the projects safer.

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OK, so let me understand this.

Why do we still have "public housing"?

Did NOT everyone deem this idea a disaster a while ago?

Here's an idea. Give it to the residents. Lock, stock, barrel, and deed.

Set them up as little democracies.

Maybe there has to be a transition fund to get it going.

Then gradually keep lowering the subsidy.

End of problem.

Give people ownership and they will solve the problems.

(Legalizing drugs would also stop the violence as we learned during Prohibition.)

Need a biometric id for public housing, but not voting?

I guess I'm just an anarchist at heart.

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