JASPER JOTTINGS Week 35 - 2013 Sep 01   

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



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POSITRACTION: Do we take the Time ?


Motorcyclist’s Helmet Cam Captures the Moment He Took the Time to Make a Disabled Woman’s Day
Aug. 12, 2013 9:08am Liz Klimas

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The video footage shows the perspective of the motorcyclist as he cruises down the road. He soon slows, seeing a woman in a motorized wheelchair stuck. Unlike cars that either missed seeing her or ignored her plight, the motorcylist stops.

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What a heroic act!

We can all take a lesson to heart.

I'll have to be so observant!

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JOBIT: Brennan, James F. [MC1955 RIP]


James Brennan

James F., 79, a longtime resident of Paramus, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013.

Born to James P. Brennan and Madelyn Carson in the Inwood section of New York City. He was a graduate of Manhattan College, Class of 1955.

Jim was a believer in giving back to the community and chaired the Finance Committee of the Father Washington Post #1710 of the Catholic War Veterans, a volunteer at Valley Hospital for over ten years, Vice President of the Paramus Seniors #1 Club, former member of the OLV Parish Council and former President of the OLV Holy Name Society.

Loving husband of Barbara (nee Dougherty). Beloved father of Dr. Lynn Brennan and John Lawlor, James P. and Patricia Brennan, William and Anna Brennan, Thomas and Joyce Brennan, and Tara and Glen Bowen. Cherished grandfather of Kerianne and Kristen Lawlor, Lauren Diaz, Sean and Liam Bowen, and soon to be Baby Boy Brennan.

Family will receive friends on Monday, August 26, 2013 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113 South Farview Ave., Paramus. Funeral Service at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, followed by a 10 AM Funeral Mass at Our Lady Of Visitation, Paramus. Private Cremation.

Donations may be made in James' memory to James Brennan Fund C/O Catholic War Veterans PO Box 1161 Paramus, NJ 07652

For further information visitwww.vanderplaat.com

Published in The Record/Herald News from August 24 to August 25, 2013


Brennan, James F. [MC1955 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=james-brennan&pid=166583174&cid=full

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JOBIT: Frost, Kenneth John [MC1957 RIP]


Kenneth Frost

Kenneth John Frost, 78, of Annapolis, died August 5 at University of Maryland Shock Trauma.

Born in Brooklyn, New York on October 3, 1934, the son of the late Casimir and late Edna Frost, Kenneth graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1952 and secured his Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College. He then went on to receive his Masters degree at the University of Rochester.

In 1959 he began a long career as a physicist for NASA, retiring in 1997 as the Associate Director of Science at Goddard Space Center.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Ann, whom he married January 30, 1960; son, Michael Frost of Nicholson, PA; brother, James Frost of Monroe, NY; four sisters: Edna Frost, SSND, of Willard, WI, Margaret Cutter of Lutherville, Barbara O'Donnell of Brooklyn, NY, and Casimira Garrett of Red Bank, NJ; and many nieces and nephews.

A time of remembrance will be held between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, at Lasting Tributes Cremation & Funeral Care, 814 Bestgate Rd. Annapolis. Contributions may be made to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County at www.aacspca.org. For online condolences, please visit www.LastingTributesFuneralCare.com

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Frost, Kenneth John [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/CapitalGazette/guestbook.aspx?n=kenneth-frost&pid=166591911&cid=full#sthash.kVmHpEtT.dpbs

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Frost, Kenneth John [MC1957 RIP]

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JFOUND: Segall, Rhett [MC1974] teaching moral theology at Catholic Central HS Troy NY


Rhett Segall

Joined: Nov. 15, 2011

I’m 67 years old. I have a MA in Religious Studies from Manhattan College. I’ve been teaching high school theology for 45 years. Presently I’m teaching moral theology at Catholic Central H.S., Troy N.Y. to 11th graders. I set up VonH value philosopy right at the beginning of the course.

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Segall, Rhett [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Rhett received his Masters in 1974.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Segall, Rhett [MC1974]

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JOY: Barrella, Anthony [MC????] 65th Anniversary with wife Louise


Anniversary: Anthony Barrella & Louise Barrella
Aug. 25, 2013 | Anthony and Louise

Barrella of New Rochelle, NY are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. Married on August 29th, 1948 at Blessed Sacrament Church in New Rochelle, the couple have lived in the same house in New Rochelle ever since.

Anthony, served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War ll and subsequently graduated from Manhattan College after the war with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Louise was a homemaker and raised their three children, Nicholas, Michael and Joann. She later worked part-time at Macy's for more than twenty years.

In addition to their three children, the couple have six grandchildren.

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Barrella, Anthony [MC????]

[JR: Mozel Tov. I'm jealous. And, call everyone's attention to a typical Jasper finding -- a long marriage to the same life mate. Must be something in the water at Alma Mater.]

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JNEWS: Michael Psomas [MC2012] Public Relations, Freelance at Calvin Klein


Michael Psomas [MC2012]
Public Relations, Freelance at Calvin Klein
Greater New York City Area
Public Relations and Communications

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[JR: Mis-posted  ]

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JFOUND: Pace, Louis J. [MC????] sales agent Modern Spaces


Louis J. Pace

Louis comes from Massey Knakal where he worked under a top sales agent aiding in the sale of over $100,000,000 worth of properties.

Joining Modern Spaces in August 2013, he decided to become his own agent. As a native Astorian, Louis knows the neighborhood inside out. He loves the area he grew up in and vows never to leave. You can usually catch him in Astoria Park with his hyperactive Golden Retriever.

Besides real estate, he has a passion for cars. "Car" was his first word, according to his parents. As an automotive enthusiast, Louis helped build a SEMA award winning show car that has graced the covers of many magazines.

Member of the Knights of Columbus and Columbus Citizens Foundation.

Graduate of Manhattan College.

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Pace, Louis J. [MC????]

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) observes it can NOT be our "beloved" Zia

On a lighter note - if this Professor Zia has written something
understandable - he must not be related to our oft-mentioned math
Professor Zia - he of the "upside down bridge" fame...

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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[JR: Agreed!  ]

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JHQ: Sunday Oct 27, 2013: Open House Mass and Alumni Brunch


Oct 27, 2013: Open House Mass and Alumni Brunch at Manhattan College Campus
Manhattan College alumni and their families are cordially invited to attend this year's Open House Mass and Alumni Brunch, a special event for families with prospective students. Guests will be joined by President Brennan O'Donnell,

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JNEWS: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) Affordable Child Care


The Unending Struggle to Find Affordable Child Care

McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

<It's not copyable; but it's readable on her tumbler site.>

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[JR: I find it interesting that WW2 "spawn" Gooferment sponsored child care. Now every has to work to pay the taxes of big Gooferment. So, my suggestion is to cut Gooferment to its Constitutional role and allow families to live on one salary. No child care needed. Yes, if you take the taxes you pay via "hidden taxes", many a "second salary" goes to just pay taxes or taxes plus child care. It's shameful that the Sheeple have let this happen. Unfortunately, imho, "unending struggles" are a symptom of Big Gooferment. I have a theory that it is at the root of ALL of our problems. If it could be radically condensed to say 5 or 10% of its current size, I would like to see what problems are left. Too much wealth in everyone's pocket? What to do with out of work politicians and bureaucrats? Peace and tranquility across the globe? Dona Nobis Pacem! ]

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JLINKEDIN: Murray-Wilson, Mary Elizabeth [MC1986] Assistant Superintendent at New Canaan Public Schools


Murray-Wilson, Mary Elizabeth [MC1986]
Assistant Superintendent at New Canaan Public Schools
Greater New York City Area
Education Management

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JFOUND: Scarpino, David [MC????] Acting President & CEO HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley


David Scarpino

Acting President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Scarpino has 30+ years of experience in hospital financial operations. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley since 2009. Prior, Mr. Scarpino served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Kingston Hospital and Kingston Regional Health Care System since August 2006. His responsibilities were extended to include Benedictine Hospital and HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley in February 2008. He came to Kingston after 27 years at St. John’s Riverside Hospital System in Yonkers, NY, a hospital system that includes two hospitals, a school of nursing, a skilled nursing facility and other corporate entities. He rose from Staff Accountant to Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Scarpino is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Northern Metropolitan Healthcare Association, Greater New York Hospital Association and is an Adjunct Professor at Iona College. Mr. Scarpino holds a BS in Accounting from Manhattan College and an MBA from Pace University.

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Scarpino, David [MC????]

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JNEWS: Quinn, Peter [MC1969] reads "Dry Bones" 11/19


Peter Quinn reads "Dry Bones"
Tuesday, November 19th, 7:30 p.m.
at The Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street

Acclaimed writer and Bronx-native Peter Quinn will read from his new novel, Dry Bones.

Dry Bones is the final part of three installments that began with the Hour of the Cat and The Man Who Never Returned, historical mysteries that trace the life of a detective from the fall of the Third Reich up through the Cuban Revolution. This final novel of the trilogy tells the story of an ill-fated OSS mission into the heart of the Eastern front and its consequences more than a decade after the war's end.

"Peter Quinn is a poet and an historian and one of our finest storytellers. He sits at the fireside of the American imagination. He can carve mystery out of mystery. The work is generous and agile and profound." — Novelist Colum McCann

Peter Quinn is also the author of the American Book Award winning novel Banished Children of Eve and Looking for Jimmy: In Search of Irish America. Quinn is an accomplished speechwriter, having worked under Governor Hugh Cary, Mario Cuomo, and for Time Inc. He holds an honorary PhD from Manhattan College and has published works in The New York Times, Commonweal, America, American Heritage, The Catholic Historical Review, The Philadelphia Enquirer, The L.A. Times, and Eiré-Ireland.

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Quinn, Peter [MC1969]

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1967), now healthy, restarts Addis Hope

Hello John,

It's been quite a while since we met at Manhattan but I hope that everything continues to go well with you and Jasper Jottings.

After overcoming a few bumps in the road, I'll be heading back to Ethiopia soon from NJ to continue my long time involvement in our Addis Hope program.

I'm very grateful to you for being a past donor/partner of that program. I'm including an attachment on how you can continue to assist really needy and deserving children. The attachment needs some fine tuning that I'll work on when I return to Ethiopia.

God bless,

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Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1967)


I hope this finds you doing well since you last got an Addis Hope program e-mail from me ( July, 2012) stating that for a number of reasons, including my precarious health situation, that it would be best to close the program. I thanked my webmasters/cousins, Margaret and Bert McConnell and Mary Ellen Rabb for their many years of really devoted service to the program and understood their need to “retire” though the program wouldn’t be the same without their expertise.

I’m happy to report that my colleague and program founder, Ruth Girmay, managed to keep the program afloat during my lengthy convalescence. Since 2012, I have had several CAT scans that indicated that I have remained cancer free, thank the good Lord.

Ruth and I agreed to reopen the web site locally under a similar name that will provide further info.


Brother William Martin, who is a member of the Christian Brothers community in Lincroft, NJ and a good friend as well as competent administrator, has agreed to funnel any checks received for the program to our account at Christian Brothers Investment Services from which I can have funds wired to the Addis Hope account in Addis Ababa for the operating expenses of the program.

A recent UNESCO report stated that Ethiopia ranked third in the world after Nigeria and Pakistan in the number of children without access to education, one million seven hundred thousand.

Even so, during its last eleven years of operation Addis Hope has graduated more than a thousand kindergarten age children who have gone on to continue their schooling in government institutions.

This, of course could only have happened because of your generous support.

I realize that you are called upon to support many worthy causes and only hope that you continue to think of Addis Hope as one that you can continue to support. As in the past, I ask $150 to sponsor a child knowing that it actually costs more and hope that those who are able will increase their donation.

God bless,

Br. Greg Flynn (Jack)

P.S. I am currently in my home community CBA, Lincroft, NJ but will be returning to Ethiopia shortly. Should you need more info, my cell is {Privacy Invoked} and e-mail, {Privacy Invoked}

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[JR: Waiting for more news and instructions on needs.]

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JFOUND: Sutton, Ted [MC1990] VP Head of Delivery for Solution Services at Thomson Reuters


Sutton, Ted [MC1990] VP Head of Delivery for Solution Services at Thomson Reuters
Manhattan College
Greater New York City

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JFOUND: Gorczynski, Kerry [MC2004] PE and a "trailing spouse"


Make an Engineering Career Work as a MilSpouse

Military.com| by Kerry Gorczynski

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I majored in mechanical engineering at Manhattan College because I wanted a career specializing in math and science. Then I married a soldier.

I was worried that his career and mine would not go together. After all, I didn't know any engineers who were military spouses as well. How was this going to work?

Yet over the years, I have developed a great relationship with my employer. I have been able to work from home as an engineer from four states over the last five years. I also spend time in the office in my “home” state while my husband is gone for long periods of time.

Combining a career as an engineer and a life with a constantly moving military member is possible. I thought I would pass some ideas to you in case you are also looking for a flexible career.

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Gorczynski, Kerry [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Kerry is a member of the Class of 2004.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gorczynski, Kerry [MC2004]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has a few "causes"

Good Afternoon All,

Ann Burke asks for our prayers for her Sister Ronnie in Dallas, Texas. Ronnie was misdiagnosed last year with TB which turned out to be something called MAC, a cousin of Tuberculosis. The original round of Drugs did not work and Bacteria continued to damage her lungs rather badly. The good news is that one of the two leading Hospitals treating MAC is within two hours of Dallas and Ronnie is in their care, for the past two months, on a new drug regime. Ronnie will be getting results back this week. Please keep Ronnie and her family in your prayers that the News and Results are good. The family is not sure at this time what the next steps are if the drugs are not working. Please raise the volume. Ronnie is otherwise healthy and feels/looks great but at this point will, for the rest of her life, be using a Nebulizer. On Ann's Father's side, there is a history of Lung Disease.

As an aside, Ronnie is the Mother of that little charmer, Jackie, who has been in our prayers. Three years ago Jackie was diagnosed with a Tumor. The MDs never figured out what caused it or why it went away. Ann believes (as do I) it was all your prayers. Jackie is thriving and was recently moved up two Levels in the Dallas Choir. Prayer works.

Mike McEneney's eye surgery went well. A prayer of thanks is in order as we pray for a full recovery.

Mark Sheeran's close and dear friend's operation went well last week. Results as to the Cancer spreading are not yet in. Please keep the volume up.

I ask for your continued prayers for our niece Doreen. The recent tests were not as good as we hoped. There is more activity in her liver. She is experiencing back pain. She will be going in for an MRI and Radiation and her Doctor is changing her Chemo today. The MRI of her brain is clear and has been for the last few MRI and that is a positive note. Doreen's question to her Doctor was " Should I be worried ?" He said No. There is more that can be done. Doreen has Faith in God and her Doctor. She has been incredibly strong throughout this so bumpy journey. She, as we all do, have hope and know the power of prayer. Please keep the volume up for Doreen, her Mom Eileen and their family.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JFOUND: Coloccia, Frank [MC1987] CTO SVP Kenmar Group Inc.


Coloccia, Frank [MC1987]
CTO SVP Kenmar Group Inc.

2007 - Present
SVP & CTO for Investment Management firm responsible for all aspects of technology.

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JUPDATE: Hart, Ben (MC2011) updates us

JNEWS: Hart, Ben (MC2011) launches a fitness and wellness network

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Hart, Ben [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Hey guys! 2011!


Hart, Ben (MC2011)

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JFOUND: Dzidzovic, Arman [MC2010] transcriber and editor


Arman Dzidzovic
Aug 23, 2013

Twenty four year old Arman Dzidzovic is currently starting an M.A. program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia, but left with his family when he was six years old and war broke out in the country. An only child, he lived with his parents for a year in a refugee camp in Denmark before emigrating to the United States in 1993.

He first lived in Manhattan and then in Queens where he attended public school. Dzidzovic went to Highschool in Rockland County and later studied English and Philosophy in Manhattan College.

His interest in pursuing J-School sprung from his experience while conducting interviews for a webpage called "Word on the street". He also worked as a transcriber and editor for a book by Peter Madsen titled "Dealers". It will come out in four months time.

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Dzidzovic, Arman [MC????]

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Dear John:

Arman should be a 2010 grad.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dzidzovic, Arman [MC2010]

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JFOUND: Shaw, Richard [MC1995] General Manager, Sales - UTC Power


Shaw, Richard [MC1995]
General Manager, Sales - UTC Power

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JNEWS: Esposito, Paul V. [MC1983] Account Sales Manager Oracle


Esposito, Paul V. [MC1983]
Account Sales Manager
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

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JOBIT: Cahill, Vincent J. [MC1965 RIP]


Vincent J. Cahill (1944 - 2013)

Cahill, Vincent J.

Vincent J. Cahill, of Crestwood, on Aug. 28, 2013. Beloved husband of Kyle (Nee O'Loughlin). Loving father of Jennifer, Terence Conor "TC", Kaine and the late Jeremy. Grandfather of Declan Jeremy. Brother of Lawrence, June, Jeanne, Joan, Marian, Fulton, Mary, Bernadette, Joseph and the late Suzanne. Graduate of Fordham Prep and Manhattan College. Vincent was a recipient and avid supporter of the Westchester Caddy Scholarship Association. Calling hours at the Fred H. McGrath & Son, Funeral Home, Bronxville, between the hours of 6 to 9 pm Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Friday. Mass of Christian Burial, Annunciation Church, Crestwood, on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 am. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Make a Wish Foundation at wish.org.


Cahill, Vincent J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=vincent-cahill&pid=166668996&cid=full#sthash.hoCqgCBS.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Vincent is a member of the Class of 1965.

May He rest In Peace,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cahill, Vincent J. [MC1965 RIP]

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JOBIT: Flynn, Edward J. [MC1951 RIP]


Edward J. Flynn
AGE: 83 • Princeton

Edward J. Flynn passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital after a valiant fight against a long illness. Ed was born and raised in New York City. He attended Good Shepherd grammar school, and LaSalle Academy high school. He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Business Administration. Ed served his country during the Korean War. He married his wife Kathryn, on October 25, 1951. The family moved to Old Bridge NJ in 1960 where he actively participated in church activities at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Old Bridge. Ed was most recently a communicant of St. Augustine of Canterbury in Kendall Park NJ.

Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Kathryn and his 7 children, Janis and her husband Alfred Barron, Marie and her husband Mark Baldwin, Jeanne and her husband Ira Negin, Edward and his wife Kathleen Flynn, Grace, Thomas and his wife Jody Flynn, William and his wife Dana Flynn; 13 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Anne Noss of Blauvelt, NY and 9 nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Friday, August 30, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ. The Funeral will be Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 10:15 AM at St. Augustine of Canterbury RC Church, 45 Henderson Rd., Kendall Park, NJ. Entombment will be at St. Peter's Cemetery, 94 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Published in Home News Tribune on August 29, 2013


Flynn, Edward J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/mycentraljersey/guestbook.aspx?n=edward-flynn&pid=166670626&cid=full#sthash.b4HhP0A5.dpbs

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Flynn, Edward J. [MC1951 RIP]

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JFOUND: Lema, Angelica [MC2006] Estimator - Chelsea Lighting, Inc.


Lema, Angelica [MC2006]  Estimator - Chelsea Lighting, Inc.

An experienced bilingual business professional with a record of efficiently completing project related work. Known for dependability, sound planning and organizational skills with the ability to resolve conflicting interest. A motivated learner capable of communicating ideas and building relationship with a Client or Subcontractor.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) calls out attention to Class of '10 has sadness

Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney's Grand Daughter, Fellow Jasper, Lauren Johnson '10, asks for our prayers for two of her Classmates. Victoria LaMendola ' 10 and Konstantino (Gus) Konidas ' 10 met at Manhattan College and married. They were expecting twins and Victoria went into early labor at 25 weeks. One of the twins did not survive but the other is hanging in there. They need our prayers during this very difficult time. Plase raise the volume the volume for Victoria, Gus and their precious children as we pray that this baby pulls through. We pray too that Victoria and Gus, in God's Love, find the strength to deal with their loss. We pray for their families as well. Please keep them all in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Cotter, Michael [MC1985] SVP CFO Affluent Markets at Citi Cards


Cotter, Michael [MC1985]
Senior Vice President / CFO Travel and Affluent Markets at Citi Cards
Jacksonville, Florida Area
Financial Services

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JHQ: Kinesiology?


College Renames Department of Physical Education and Human Performance to the Department of Kinesiology

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[JR: A rose by any other name?  ]

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JNEWS: Zoppo, Br. Thomas [MC1985] new principal of Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody


August 30, 2013
Zoppo set to take reins as Fenwick principal

By Alan Burke
Staff writer

PEABODY — When Brother Thomas Zoppo left his post as president of Baltimore’s Calvert Hall College High School last June, he cited family considerations. He was coming home to the Boston area, he said, “because of a need to be close to my family.” Yet, he wasn’t planning to be the new principal of Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody.

Rather, he spotted a notice that Sister Catherine Fleming had left to go to St. Mary’s in Beverly, and he decided to apply. Accepted, he isn’t due to start until next week but couldn’t stay away. Sitting in the principal’s office yesterday, he smiled, recounting the warm welcome he’s gotten.

“And very, very early on, I heard there’s an incredible spirit here,” he said.

A member of De La Salle Christian Brothers, Zoppo is just generally impressed with what he’s found at Bishop Fenwick.

“We have a large freshman class coming in,” he said. “That’s a source of a great deal of encouragement. There are an awful lot of schools struggling with enrollment. So, Bishop Fenwick must be doing something right. And that’s a credit to the faculty and staff.”

He’s taken the school’s success into account when planning his goal for the future: “To take something very strong and make it stronger.”

Expect sports to matter.

“Sports plays a key role in each school,” Zoppo said. “It helps develop the entire child. ... It instills some very, very important life skills. And coaches sometimes have as much of an impact on the kids as teachers do.”

Raising money will be among his duties.

“We have some facility issues,” he said.

He’s impressed with the school plant and its well maintained grounds — he nodded to the football team on the modern turf field out back.

“But this building went up in 1959 and needs to be renovated a little bit,” he said.

Zoppo is up to the job. Growing up in the Norwood/Canton area, he began his higher education with a degree in business from Villanova, graduating in 1978.

“It’s served me very well,” he said of his exposure to practical economics. Yet, it was at Villanova that he also found himself drawn to something more spiritual, the De La Salle Christian Brothers, an international order dedicated to teaching.

While brothers take vows of chastity and poverty, they do not serve Mass.

“We are not ordained,” Zoppo said.

Like the church generally, the order is growing stronger in Third World countries.

“But we’re not doing as well as we would like in the United States and Europe,” Zoppo said.

The status of “brother” has not spared the group from the taint brought on by the priest abuse scandal.

“Each and every one of us has been touched by that, has had to cope with it,” Zoppo said. “All of us have an obligation to ensure this abuse doesn’t happen again.”

An advantage in not being a priest, Zoppo noted, is a lack of priestly duties. “Which gives me,” as he opened his arms to the school, “more time to devote to all this.”

Part of an Italian-American family, he’s one of four siblings. His father, grandfather and brother are all contractors.

“It’s a strong Catholic family. My grandparents, in particular, were very proud to have someone in the family in a religious life,” he said.

That life began at the Christian Brothers School in Manhattan following graduation from Villanova. At this point, Zoppo was delighted to be teaching, coaching track and using New York City and all its attractions as one of his teaching tools. He decided it was truly what he wanted to do.

Zoppo subsequently became a vice principal at the Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, N.Y. When superiors insisted he get his master’s degree at Manhattan College, he did it over five summers, commuting back and forth. Syracuse is far enough north that half the students were Red Sox fans, he said, smiling. He endeared himself to them, while antagonizing the other half (Yankee fans), when he allowed a day for wearing Sox gear after the 2004 World Series.

With Syracuse one of America’s snowiest locales, Zoppo leapt at the opportunity to move to Concord, Calif., and De La Salle High School. He told friends there that he’d come for the opportunity of seeing the snow on nearby mountains at a distance.

“I really don’t like snow,” he said, which raised eyebrows when he returned to Syracuse two years later to become the head of that school. “They said I must have done something terribly wrong,” he said, laughing. Later, he became president of Baltimore’s Calvert Hall, “The oldest school the Brothers have in the United States,” he said.

While speaking highly of his colleagues there and his experience in one of America’s premier Catholic cities, he was quick to insist it didn’t make him an Oriole fan.

Staff writer Alan Burke can be reached at aburke@salemnews.com.

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Dear John,

I believe that Brother received his Masters in 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Zoppo, Br. Thomas [MC1985]

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JNEWS: Butler, John P. [MC1986] President and CEO of Akebia Therapeutics


Akebia Appoints Renal Industry Veteran John P. Butler as President and CEO
08/28/2013 | 11:05am US/Eastern

Akebia Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing small molecules to treat anemia and other diseases, today announced that it has appointed John P. Butler as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Butler was most recently CEO of Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals and prior to that, held several positions at Genzyme Corporation, including President of the Cardiometabolic and Renal Division. Under his leadership, the renal division grew from $150 million to over $1 billion in annual revenue. As CEO, Mr. Butler succeeds Joseph Gardner, Ph.D., who will remain as an advisor for Akebia and continue in his role as CEO of Aerpio Therapeutics. The change will take effect September 16, 2013.

"We are thrilled to have a tremendous talent like John joining Akebia as its new CEO. This is an exciting time for Akebia, as we begin planning to bring AKB-6548 to market. John's experience commercializing products for the renal market will be critical for the Company as it moves forward. I look forward to working with John through the transition and as an advisor to Akebia," said Joseph Gardner, Ph.D., Akebia's current CEO.

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to welcome John, whose vast experience in drug development and the marketing of renal disease treatments make him the ideal fit to help Akebia advance AKB-6548, an oral small molecule for the treatment of anemia associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD), through the current Phase 2b trial to Phase 3 and pre-commercial activities," said Campbell Murray, of Novartis Venture Funds and co-chair of Akebia's Board of Directors. "We would also like to thank Joseph Gardner for his tremendous contributions since he co-founded Akebia six years ago. He was instrumental in leading the spin out of Aerpio at the beginning of 2012, and given the rapid progress that has been made in the Aerpio pipeline, he will now be focusing full time on his role there as CEO."

"This is an exciting time to be joining Akebia, given the potential of AKB-6548 to be a more effective, safer treatment option for patients with anemia," said Mr. Butler. "The investors in our recent $41M Series C financing have acknowledged the substantial opportunity they believe this program represents. I share their confidence and enthusiasm and am pleased they have helped ensure we have the resources in place to make this drug candidate Phase 3 ready. I am particularly excited to be working with the Akebia team who has done an outstanding job bringing the product to this stage. I look forward to working with them to bring this important therapy to patients with kidney disease worldwide."

In addition to the positions mentioned above, Mr. Butler has served in additional roles over his 14-year tenure at Genzyme, his last role was President of the Rare Genetic Disease division, the company's largest business with annual revenue greater than $2 billion. Prior to Genzyme, Mr. Butler held commercial positions at Amgen Inc. and Hoffmann-La Roche. Mr. Butler currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the American Kidney Fund. He received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College and his MBA from the Zicklin School, Baruch College, City University of New York.

With Mr. Butler's appointment, Akebia will establish a corporate office in the Boston area. Akebia's research and development office and activities will remain in Cincinnati.

About AKB-6548

AKB-6548 is an orally available, hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase (HIF-PH) inhibitor that stabilizes HIF2? and is currently in development by Akebia for the treatment of anemias secondary to chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD or dialysis). These diseases are currently treated with injectable erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs), which generated approximately $5.4 billion in global revenues in 2011, despite having "black box" warnings for increased cardiovascular risk in patients with CKD and increased rate of tumor growth and chance of death in patients with cancer. By contrast, due to its different mechanism of action, AKB-6548 has demonstrated the potential to be a safer, more efficacious, less expensive, orally dosed alternative to the injectable ESAs that are currently used to treat a variety of anemias. Instead of binding directly to and saturating the EPO receptor for prolonged periods of time, AKB-6548 acts by stimulating the body's natural response to anemia that is carried out by stabilization of HIF2?. The drug response is similar to the physiological adjustment made by the body to an increase in altitude. In this way, once-daily dosing of this oral HIF-PH inhibitor can restore the normal diurnal variation of EPO for a patient with anemia in a way that an injectable ESA cannot. This approach leads to a consistent, predictable and controllable rise in hemoglobin levels.

About Akebia Therapeutics

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing small molecules to treat anemia and other diseases. The Company's lead program, AKB-6548, is in a Phase 2b clinical trial for anemia associated with chronic kidney disease. AKB-6548 is an orally available, hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase (HIF-PH) inhibitor which is designed to stabilize HIF2?, a critical regulator of red blood cell production and iron absorption. AKB-6548 potentially promises to be a safer, less expensive, orally dosed pharmaceutical to stimulate endogenous EPO production. www.akebia.com

Akebia Therapeutics
William Daly, 513-985-1928
Chief Business Officer
MacDougall Biomedical Communications
Michelle Avery, 781-235-3060
Christine Labaree, 650-339-7533

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Butler, John P. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Butler, John P. [MC1986]

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JNEWS: Coy-Bush, Niurka [MC1987] Math Teacher at Monmouth County Vocational


Niurka Coy-Bush has a new position
Math Teacher at Monmouth County Vocational District

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Coy-Bush, Niurka [MC1987]

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JHQ: Manhattan College's Riverdale Location


Published on Aug 30, 2013

Welcome to Riverdale, home of the Manhattan College Jaspers! Bronx native and former student Nick Federico '12 gives prospective students and visitors a tour of Manhattan College's close-knit neighborhood, which is only a 30-minute subway ride from midtown Manhattan. Our lovely campus in the Bronx is close to Van Cortlandt Park and golf course, dozens of great cafés and shops, as well as many rewarding service opportunities at local nursing homes, community organizations and more.

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[JR: But don't you dare park in the "historic beautiful" Field-stone (aka "get off my street, kid"). Argh! If you were lucky, you got sticky notices. If unlucky, towed. Argh! If I'd been sober, we'd have protested! If we'd been injineers, we'd have figured how to encase them. Like the lost city of Kandor!]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has a vet who needs a prayer

Good Evening All,

Jim Kennedy, a member of our Retreat Team and Prayer Group, asks for our prayers for his neighbor and good friend, Jack Rucci, who was taken to hospital today with Chest pain. Jack is a WW ll Veteran and has been a neighbor for 20 years. Jack and his wife of 65 years, Lucy, have been like family to Jim, his Wife and Daughter. Mr. & Mrs. Rucci celebrated their 65 Anniversary just a few days ago. Please keep jack and his family in your prayers as we pray that his pain is not life threatening and that he will soon return to his wife and home. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JHQ: Accomplishments

School of Science Student Accomplishments: July/August 2013

Tiffany Santiago ‘15, a biology major with a Spanish minor, was awarded a scholarship by the New York League of Puerto Rican Women on Aug. 22.

Posted on August 30, 2013

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School of Engineering Student Accomplishments: July/August 2013

Alberto Morgante, a 2013 graduate of the civil and environmental engineering department, was honored for achievements in academic and research pursuits while at Manhattan College by the Mayor of Yonkers. He received a proclamation for his research on how to build bomb-resistant tunnels in a post-9/11 era, and was one of 60 college students who presented research to congressional delegates at the “Posters on the Hill.” Read more

The Boy Scouts of America awarded Asgede Teckie '16, a mechanical engineering major with a minor in music, the rank of Eagle Scout.

Posted on August 30, 2013

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School of Arts Faculty Accomplishments: July/August 2013

Faculty Accomplishments

Ricardo A. Dello Buono, Ph.D., professor and chair of the sociology department, delivered his presidential address at the 63rd annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) on Aug. 10. Buono’s talk entitled Re-imagining Social Problems: Moving Beyond Social Constructionism culminated his 2012-13 SSSP presidency.

Joan Cammarata, Ph.D., professor of Spanish, delivered the keynote address Negotiating Charismatic Authority in Counter-Reformation Spain at the 18th annual Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages Graduate Students’ Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, New York last spring.

Thom Gencarelli, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the communication department, gave the presidential address and was awarded the Christine L. Nystrom Award for Career Achievement in Service to the Field of Media Ecology at the annual convention of the Media Ecology Association in Grand Rapids, Mich., in June. In addition, he presented a paper, “The Mechanical and the Ethereal: The Bias of Digital Music.”

Gencarelli was invited to present a lecture, “New Media Ecologies” at the Seminario Nuevo Ecología de los Medios y Gran Encuentro de Egresados (Seminar in New Media Ecology and Grand Alumni Meeting), at the University of Rosario, Bogotá, Columbia, Aug. 30-31, 2013.

Six Guys From Hackensack: Coming of Age in the Real New Jersey, a 2012 memoir written by George B. Kirsch, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history, was selected as one of the 101 Great Books of New Jersey by NJ350.

Claudia Setzer, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, participated in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s The Overlooked Revolution: The Shift in Vatican Teaching on the Jews since Vatican II seminar this summer in Washington D.C.

Posted on August 30, 2013

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JNEWS: Brody, Eric [MC????] and Hart, Ben [MC????] create Qinetic


Massapequa Park Native Debuts Biz
2013-08-30 05:01:08
Written by Jennifer Fauci, editorial@antonnews.com
Friday, 30 August 2013 00:00

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Eric Brody of Massapequa Park has always been one to see the bigger picture in life. When he was a sophomore at St. Anthony’s High School, Brody was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a roadblock that immediately required him to change his diet and lifestyle.

“I was always interested in physical activity,” says the 25-year-old Brody, who played roller hockey in high school, “but being diagnosed with Crohn’s took my interest in health and exercise to another level.”

Brody went on to graduate from Manhattan College with a degree in Finance and Economics. It was there that he met 25-year-old Ben Hart, his roommate and business partner who also shared an affinity for health and fitness.

“At the time I met Ben, he was training to be a boxer in the Olympics. So I saw then, his drive, motivation and the bigger picture of how dedicated he was and some of those values were instilled in me as well,” says Brody.

It was after graduation, when Brody was working at Citi Group and Ben at Equinox, where the idea of Qinetic, their newly launched company, was formed.

“Ben came up with the idea and asked me to come on and help him with little things here and there. He saw that I had some skills that complemented what he was doing, so it was a great match,” says Brody who’s own interest in health and wellness was a plus.

The two went into business together, leading Brody to take a risk and quit his full-time job. Hart, a personal trainer, also cut down his clientele to focus on their new venture. Although both received support from family and friends, starting a new business in a weak economy was still a risky endeavor. Fortunately, Brody and Hart’s combined backgrounds made establishing a foundation a bit easier. One of Hart’s clients, Liam Lynch, took an interest in Qinetic and became the company’s investor and chair.

“Our tagline is, Qinetic: The Fitness and Wellness Network,” says Brody. “We’re aiming to become the platform online where you can showcase your wellness life, whether you like to work out, are a hardcore athlete, or just enjoy a healthy lifestyle,” he continues.

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Since the online launch of Qinetic took place in June, Brody and Hart have been doing all they can to garner attention for the company. Social media platforms have played a huge role in spreading the word.

“I think we have a pretty good well rounded approach for now, but being a health and fitness company, we really need to be out there on the ground and interacting with those people to show them that we’re actually living the brand,” Brody says of Qinetic’s future marketing techniques.

Founders Brody and Hart see big things down the road.

“We want to be the one stop shop for everything wellness and be the one place you go for anything fitness related. We have visions of making this a household name,” says Brody.

Offering a piece of advice to those who may be in the same spot, Brody recommends a good dose of inner trust.

“Don’t be afraid to do something you’re passionate about. Things will be tough for a while, but if trust in yourself and what you want to do, things have a way of working out.”

Follow Brody and Hart, meet the team, and become a Qinetic member yourself at http://www.qinetic.com.

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Brody, Eric [MC????]

Hart, Ben [MC????]

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JHQ: Manhattan Monthly Summer Recap Edition

Manhattan Monthly Summer Recap Edition (July/August 2013)

College Mourns Loss of Two Former Manhattan College Board Members

Muriel “Mickie” Siebert, a woman of many firsts in the business world, including becoming the first female member of the New York Stock Exchange, and a former member of Manhattan College’s board of trustees, died on Aug. 24. READ MORE»

Martin H. Schmidt Jr. ’51, a former member and chair of the board of trustees at Manhattan College, honorary degree recipient and business leader, died on July 29. He was 85. READ MORE»

Summer Engineering Awareness Program Educates Future Engineers and Scientists

Thanks to Manhattan College’s Summer Engineering Awareness program, approximately 100 high school students received a glimpse into a variety of engineering and science majors for free this summer.
MC Launches Urban Agriculture Internship with Groundwork Hudson Valley

This summer, three interns expanded the College’s rooftop garden to grow organic produce in an effort to keep local food costs low as part of the new Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES) Urban Agriculture Internship.

College Funds 11 Research Grants

With student and faculty research on the rise at Manhattan, the College recently established the pilot Jasper Summer Research Scholars program to fund research grants in various disciplines. This summer, 11 undergraduates received grants on topics ranging from improving a modern-day medical brace design for elbow-related injuries to shortcomings in educational funding in the new South Africa.

On Campus

College Renames Department of Physical Education and Human Performance to the Department of Kinesiology

Manhattan College’s department of Physical Education and Human Performance was recently renamed the Department of Kinesiology (the study of human movement). This decision is a result of the growing number of programs and courses being offered within the School of Education and Health.

Manhattan College Welcomes 17 New Full-time Faculty Members

With the start of the 2013-2014 academic year, Manhattan College welcomes 17 new full-time faculty members in the Schools of Arts, Business, Education and Health, Engineering and Science. READ MORE»

Scientist and 30-year veteran pharmaceutical researcher, John Regan is the new chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry department.

Yelda Balkir, a prominent researcher in green chemistry and the environment, is coordinator of Manhattan College’s forthcoming Environmental Science program.


Upcoming Fall Lectures

Manhattan College To Host Women’s Lecture Series

The College welcomes authors Carol Gilligan and Lauren Weisberger, veteran and Olympian Melissa Stockwell, and television personality Michelle Beadle to campus this semester as part of its Women’s Lecture Series. The four women will present their professional stories to the College community, and the series will commence on Sept. 9 with Carol Gilligan.

Cardinal Newman Lecture Welcomes Dr. Vaidhyanathan

Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan, a cultural historian and media scholar, will present “There is No Such Thing as the Internet: Mythologizing and Misunderstanding the Digital Moment” at the fourth annual Cardinal Newman Lecture at Manhattan College on Monday, Sept. 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Hayden 100.

Expert on the Ethics and Culture of Hacking to Speak at Center for Ethics Inaugural Event on Sept. 19
Author Gabriella Coleman, Ph.D., an expert on hackers and digital activism, will discuss The Ethics of Hacking on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the inaugural event of Manhattan College’s Center for Ethics.

Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center Hosts Several Fall Events

Manhattan College’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education (HGI) Center will host a series of educational, artistic and interfaith events this fall. The events start on Sept. 12 with author, filmmaker and interfaith activist Ruth Boyd Sharone discussing her book Minefields and Miracles: God and Allah Need to Talk.



Sydney Volovski Chosen Preseason All-MAAC

After being selected as last season’s Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Rookie of the Year in volleyball, Sydney Volovski, sophomore outside hitter, was named to the 2013 Preseason All-MAAC Team by the conference’s 10 head coaches.

Complete 2013-14 Manhattan Men’s Basketball Schedule Set

The MAAC conference released its complete conference schedule on Aug. 29 to finalize Manhattan’s 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule.

Amanda McEntire Named Head Women’s Tennis Coach

Amanda McEntire was named head coach of the women’s tennis program on Aug. 26. McEntire is a 2002 graduate of the University of Texas, where she was a member of the Longhorns’ women’s tennis team.



Retired Alumnus Finds New Passion as Docent Aboard the Intrepid

After a successful career in the telecommunications industry, history buff Robert La Blanc ’56 now volunteers as a docent for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, docked on New York City’s West Side.

Accounting Alum Crunches Numbers for Music’s Biggest Names

Brian Roberts ’85 is an executive vice president and CFO for Warner Music Group, America’s largest music conglomerate.

Alumna Builds Her Career Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes

Katie Kerbstat ’11 pursued her passion for media as a writer for The Quadrangle, and now works as a broadcast associate and assistant to the chairman of CBS News and executive producer of 60 Minutes.

[JR: No link this month. If you want the email, let me know; there's a link to forward. Go figure?]

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JFOUND: Remigino, Lindy [MC1953] interview


Lindy Remigino — August, 2013

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Funny memoryWhen I was teaching and coaching after a while due to the age factor people who weren’t born when I competed didn’t recognize that I was an Olympic Champion. A kid came out for the track team when I was about 42 years old and he said he wanted to run the 100 and 220 yard dashes. Jokingly I said, ‘You’ll have to beat me first.’ He said, ‘Okay, Coach. Let’s do it.’ All of the other kids started laughing because they knew who I was. We went to the starting line and he lined up next to me to run 60 yards. I ran 6.5 seconds hand-timed. I won handily and all of the kids were laughing and shouting, ‘Coach is Olympic Champion!’ I felt bad and told him if it was 100 yards he would have beaten me

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Remigino, Lindy [MC1953]

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JFOUND: Tuite, Andrew G. [MC1992] Director, Institutional Client Relations


Andrew G. Tuite
Director, Institutional Client Relations
Andrew is responsible for Epoch’s institutional business development efforts.

Andrew has extensive experience in institutional marketing covering the plan sponsor community. Prior to joining Epoch in 2010, he held a similar position at BNY Convergex, a transition management and brokerage services firm partially owned by Bank of New York Mellon. Prior to Convergex, he was employed at Lynch Jones & Ryan, Phoenix Wealth Management and Magna Securities. Andrew holds a BA from Manhattan College and an MBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame.

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tuite, Andrew G. [MC1992]

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ENDNOTE: What will happen to the roads?


News | Around Town
Police Rescue Woman, Baby From Flood Waters in Elberon
The rescue occurred near the Elberon train trestle.
Posted by Christopher Sheldon (Editor) , August 13, 2013 at 04:53 PM
By Christopher Sheldon

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The Long Branch Police rescued a woman and her baby from the area around the railroad bridge in Elberon on Tuesday morning.

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The city is looking to repair the drainage in the constantly-flooded area, but no work has been completed.

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And, yet the Sheeple roast the Libertarians about "the roads". Who will build them, who will maintain them, who will … …!

Like the State does such a great job on them.

In a million years, archeologists will try and figure out what possessed supposedly smart people to do it this way.


Ever see any bad roads at Disneyland? Could WalMart and UPS ever do a worse job?

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