JASPER JOTTINGS Week 37 - 2013 September 15    

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College http://www.jasperjottings.com/2013/jj2013W37.html


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POSITRACTION: First papal 'selfie'


31 August 2013 - 09H39

First papal 'selfie' goes viral on social media
Pope Francis poses with young people in the Church of Saint Augustine in Rome on August 28, 2013.

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AFP - Pope Francis has broken protocol once again, appearing with a puzzled look on his face in a "selfie" photo taken with a group of teenagers visiting the Vatican.

The picture appeared on the Facebook page of one of the youngsters, who used it as his profile picture, and was going viral on social media on Saturday.

The picture comes in the same week that the Oxford English Dictionary included the word "selfie" to denote a self-taken photograph on a smartphone.

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"There is no marketing behind these actions. The pope clearly likes being with people while his predecessor liked being with books," said Beppe Severgnini, columnist for the Corriere della Sera daily.

The 76-year-old pope, Latin America's first pontiff, has repeatedly broken with Vatican tradition since being elected in March, including regularly picking up the phone and calling ordinary people who write to him.

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Reminds me of how Pope John 23 was a people's pope.

I am very impressed with this Pope's ability to connect with "real people".

I bet those youngsters will never forget that moment.

Like when I met Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.

We can all take a lesson from his joy. Like the Dali Lama, life has to be "fun". Life is fun.

He certainly makes things fun.

Imagine getting a call from the Pope?

What would you say?

I know what I'd say: "Forgive me Father for I have sinned …".

A free pass at the Pearly Gates, cause I'd probably drop dead from the surprise.

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JUPDATE: Squarzini, Michael [MC1992] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

JNEWS: Squarzini, Michael [MC1992] managing principal Thornton Tomasetti

What's new in the mid-Hudson Valley business scene for Sept. 7
Business scene
Sep. 6, 2013 9:54 PM

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Michael Squarzini

Engineering firm welcomes new manager — Michael Squarzini, a Wappingers Falls resident, has been promoted to managing principal in the New York office of international engineering firm, Thornton Tomasetti.

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Squarzini, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Squarzini, Michael [MC1992]

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JNEWS: Wolf, Peter [MC1980] Author at PointofSale.com


Authors at PointofSale.com

Authors at Pointofsale.com - All of our steady authors are independent and are compensated. A few authors contribute pieces on an occasional basis. We are grateful for all of our writers!

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Peter Wolf

Peter Wolf serves as vice president of marketing and business development for ParTech (www.partech.com), a company transforming the hospitality technology sector as a leading provider of software, hardware and service solutions to restaurants, hotels, spas and retail industries. Wolf is a graduate of Manhattan College and earned a master's of business administration degree at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark.

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Wolf, Peter [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Peter is a member of the Class of 1980.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wolf, Peter [MC1980]

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JNEWS: Luna, Lauren Marsh (MC2004) new Special Education art teacher


These little guys are SO excited about their new art class!

About Ms. Luna

I am the new art teacher at Mark Twain Elementary this year! I started my career in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching afterschool and summer art programs. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University.

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Luna, Ms. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Ms. Luna may be Jacqueline Luna, Class of 1991.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. You're probably right.]

Luna, Jacqueline [MC1991]

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Ms. Luna commented on JNEWS: Luna, Jacqueline [MC1991] new Special Education art teacher

Lauren Luna. Formerly Lauren Marsh class of 2004.

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Luna, Lauren Marsh (MC2004)

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JNEWS: Carrol, Mike [MC1984 RIP]


Bob Heleringer | Giving up lives for strangers
On anniversary of 9/11, consider again the heroes who rushed into danger as the Twin Towers burned before their deadly collapse

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In the spring of 1986, 24-year-old Mike Carroll had an important decision to make.

A brilliant kid, he had graduated second in his class of 300 at LaSalle Academy, an achievement that earned him an engineering scholarship from Manhattan College. He used that degree to land a well-paying job in the new and growing tech division of AT&T. But something gnawed at this quiet but hard-wired young man who was coming to the realization that a shirt and tie, a desk, and the stultifying routine of a corporate existence were not for him.

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Carrol, Mike [MC1984 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Dunkin, Roben L. [MC1985] Head of IT EMEA Credit Suisse


Dunkin, Roben L. [MC1985]
Head of IT EMEA and Global Head of Client Technology
Managing Director at Credit Suisse
London, United Kingdom
Information Technology and Services

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JNEWS: Batist, Raquel [MC1999] Bronx 15th Council District Race


Bronx Breakdown: Making Sense of the 15th Council District Race
September 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
By Alex Kratz

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9) Baby Carmen. Raquel Batist gave birth to Baby Carmen on Aug. 14, just in time to take her on the stretch run of the campaign trail. As the campaign has progressed, Batista has promoted her gender whenever possible, saying she’s the candidate who will fight for women’s rights — like reproductive rights, another issue that butts up against social conservative values.

Brief history on Batista: Batista’s been in and out of the district her whole life and was born and raised here. She has the most claim to this turf outside of Alvarez. She’s well educated (Manhattan College, CUNY Law international and constitutional rights), well connected, sharp on her issues and has some solid leadership experience, having headed the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights.

The big story about Batista, of course, was her pregnancy. She has embraced it, hyping it in press releases and going about her business, never missing a beat. I’ve been chastised for seeming insensitive for saying she made it through a two-hour forum without breaking a sweat at almost nine months pregnant. And this was probably warranted. (But I couldn’t help but note it — having lived with a nine-month-pregnant woman myself — that’s an impressive feat. We couldn’t even get through a movie together.)

There’s no question, Batista’s giving a great effort – she opened up her campaign office early in Fordham Heights — and is showing that you can be pregnant and run for office. She’s in it, going into the final weekend. If she could have chosen to not be pregnant for this race — it’s gotta be taxing being that pregnant and she lost at least a couple of weeks of voter contact time — I’m sure she probably would have. But that’s how life goes and she’s going for it. Baby Carmen now in tow.

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Batist, Raquel [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Raquel is a member of the class of 1999.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Batist, Raquel [MC1999]

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JFOUND: Fenley, Bill [MC????] The Celtics began in the BAA in 1946


In the Beginning...
Sunday, September 8, 2013
by FLCeltsFan 12:20 PM

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A couple of weeks ago I promised a post going back to the beginnings of the Celtics but I got side tracked. The Celtics began in the BAA, the Basketball Association of America in 1946. There were 11 teams competing in that first season of the BAA, divided into Eastern and Western Conferences. Those 11 teams were Washington Capitols, Philadelphia Warriors, New York Knicks, Providence Steamrollers, Boston Celtics, and Toronto Huskies in the Eastern Conference. The Western Conference consisted of Chicago Stags, St. Louis Bombers, Cleveland Rebels, Detroit Falcons, and Pittsburgh Ironmen.

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Bill Fenley, 6'3", from Manhattan College. Fenley began the season as the starting forward but he was a loner, whose sour disposition led to alienation from his coach as well as his teammates.

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Fenley, Bill [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not have anything in my 'stuff' for Bill.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.

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JNEWS: Derba, Nick [MC2007] University of Maine assistant coach


September 6, 2013
Maine Baseball Names Nick Derba Assistant Coach

ORONO, Maine -- University of Maine baseball coach Steve Trimper announced today that he has hired Nick Derba as an assistant coach. Derba had successful career with Manhattan College and then was part of the St. Louis Cardinals organization for many years.


"Having coached Nick at Manhattan College and watching his professional career, he has a tremendous work ethic, character and the ability to be a top-notch teacher," said Maine head coach Steve Trimper. "He brings a wealth of knowledge from the college and professional side of baseball."


Derba comes to the Black Bears after serving as the hitting and catching coach for the Chatham Anglers for the Cape Cod Baseball League this past summer. He was a volunteer assistant last season at Manhattan College, after working with the Jasper catchers during the 2011 and 2010 off-seasons.


Derba was drafted in the 31st round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He played two and a half seasons in Triple A with the Memphis Redbirds. He was among the minor league leaders in throwing our base runners the during his time with the Cardinals.


Derba had a successful career at Manhattan College. He was a three-time All-MAAC first team catcher. He was the only three year captain in Manhattan baseball history. Derba is among the school's all-time leaders in career home runs, hits, runs scored, games played and RBI.


A 2007 graduate of Manhattan College, Derba graduated with a degree in biology with a concentration in pre-med. He obtained a double minor in psychology and chemistry. While with the Jaspers, he was a three-time All-MAAC academic team selection. He was a nominee for the Thomas J. Gunn Medal in 2007 and received the John Daly award for community service in 2007.

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Derba, Nick [MC2007]

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JOY: Narog, Richard C. [MC2006] engaged


Engagement: Erica Cudina & Richard Narog
Sep. 8, 2013 |

William and Anita Cudina of Valley Cottage, New York are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Erica A. Cudina to Richard C. Narog, son of Bernadette and Richard Narog of Yonkers, New York and Fort Myers, Florida.

Erica, a 2005 graduate of Sacred Heart University works for the Federal Government. Rich is a 2006 graduate of Manhattan College and is a member of the New York City Police Department. Their wedding will take place the Summer of 2014.

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Narog, Richard C. [MC2006]

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JHQ: Department of Modern Languages and Literatures blog



Welcome! This is the Cultural Events blog of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Manhattan College. Here you will find information about cultural events in the target languages taught at our department. Please visit us often for information about exhibitions, plays, movies, and all kinds of cultural activities happening at Manhattan College or in New York City area.

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JOBIT: Cameron, John Edmund [MC1964 RIP]


John Edmund Cameron
April 22nd, 1941 - August 31st, 2013
72 Years


No Visitation Scheduled


September 14th, 2013 at 10:00 am
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
501 East Carter Road Lakeland, Florida


John Edmund Cameron, 72

Lakeland: John Edmund Cameron, 72, of Lakeland, died on August 31, 2013 from cancer. He was born on April 22, 1941 in New York, New York. John graduated from Manhattan College. As a Professional Engineer, he was a member of ASCE, AICHE, and NSPE and was licensed in both New York and Florida. He was also a member of the New York State Genealogical Society and the American Philatelic Society. John was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Lakeland and also was one of the founders of Lakeland Youth Soccer.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ruth Cameron. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, sons, Michael (Teresa), Jeffrey, and Kevin Cameron, his twin brother, James (Sonja) Cameron, and two nephews, Robert and Scott Cameron.

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manhattan College Scholarship Fund at giving@manhattan.edu or to Good Shepherd Hospice 105 Arneson Ave. Auburndale, FL 33823.


Cameron, John Edmund [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: On the Funeral Home's website

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1964.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cameron, John Edmund [MC1964 RIP]

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JBLOGGER: DeFrancisci, Laura [MC????] blogging as "incognito2009"


Laura DeFrancisci, Manhattan College. Check out my Blog!


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DeFrancisci, Laura [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Borsellino, Liborio [MC1977] Director RBC and Associates


Liborio Borsellino


Liborio Borsellino was elected as a director in August 2004. Mr. Borsellino works for RBC and Associates. Mr. Borsellino has been employed there since 1994. Mr. Borsellino is a manufacturer representative for Gear Sports Apparel, Johnson & Johnson Sports Medicine, and Gatorade Athletic. Mr. Borsellino received his Bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in 1977.

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Borsellino, Liborio [MC1977]

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JFOUND: Twomey, Tom [MC1967] Attorney in Riverhead, NY


Twomey, Tom [MC1967] Attorney in Riverhead, NY

Assistant Town Attorney, Southampton, 1973-1974. Governor's Appointee, New York State Energy Council, 1978-1979. Commissioner of Agriculture's Appointee, New York State Freshwater Wetland Appeal's Board, 1979-1981. Trustee, Long Island Power Authority, 1989-1995. Dean's Council, University Hospital at Stony Brook. Chairman, New York State Governor's East End Economic and Environmental Task Force, 1993-1994. Chair, Board of Managers, East Hampton Library. Officer, Guild Hall of East Hampton. Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law.

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JFOUND: Fitzsimons, John [MMC1980] Sales Agent Portland Maine


John Fitzsimons
Sales Agent


Originally from Long Island, thirty minutes east of New York City, I moved to Portland looking for a change in pace. Four years later, I have fallen in love with life here in Maine. My interest in real estate, architecture and design began during summers at my family's vacation home in eastern Long Island. On long drives through the villages and beach communities I would gaze at the beautiful homes from cedar shake cottages to stark and modern designs. Quickly I began to realize I had a passion for real estate and that I wanted to help people find places they loved to call home. I see my sales philosophy as relationship driven. I really enjoy meeting new people and getting to know what they desire in a home. Understanding my clients and their needs is my priority and the best way to ensure that a real estate transaction is successful for all parties. Previously working for Whole Foods Market Portland and Bangor Savings Bank I gained tremendous insight into our local economy and our amazingly diverse community. I love that real estate brings all those elements into play and provides me with opportunities to learn every day.

What is your passion?

“ Getting outdoors and enjoying the beauty of Maine! I love to run and I surf all year round. Some people think its crazy to be in the ocean in February when water temperatures hover around 36 degrees. If the waves are good I couldn’t be happier! ”

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Fitzsimons, John [MC????]

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Dear John.

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1980.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fitzsimons, John [MC1980]

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JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) cites Pope Francis on Syria


As to Catholics speaking up, Pope Francis spoke up forcefully and directly to the "powers that be" calling the strike futile and dangerous. That's about as "Catholic" as a response can be. Fox had a nice visual juxtaposing a photo of the Pope with one of Obama.

Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)

[JR: Unfortunately, we need EVERYONE'S help to dissuade the fools in DC.]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Remember those who have passed

Dear fjohn reinke (mc1968),

In a week it will have been a year since the passing of Frederick McCarthy. 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 Frederick McCarthy 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.

Alderson Funeral Homes Inc.

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MEMAIL: MC Entrepreneurship Club needs your help

[JR: Yesterday, I was the first speaker of the year to the MC Entrepreneurship Club. Among my points was "fail quickly". (I've had a lot of practice at failing. Falling. And, well never mind. Professor P thinks I have some "unique qualities"; I attribute that to being an example "if you kids don't study head and eat your veggies, this is what happens to you." Any way, it was a fun hour or so. This email asks for your help. ]

Good Morning John ,

We had students stay for 30 minutes after you left telling us how much they enjoyed your talk and how much they learned. The comments about failing fast and having a passion for what one does in a business resonated. Thank you for kicking off our speaker series.

One of my goals for this effort is to build a database of Jaspers who can act as resource people for Jaspers who want to start a business, create a product, find financing, etc. Right now I am looking for someone who can give us the first 10 steps to creating a new business to come and talk to the club. Do you know of any one? Can you run a request in Jasper Jottings and ask alumni who are interested to email to "carolyn DOT predmore" at manhattan? (It's a dot edu address.) The engineering students were very impressed.
Thank you

Dr. Carolyn E. Predmore
Management-Marketing Department
School of Business
517 De La Salle Hall
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471

[JR: I will reach out to those I know. I'd ask for the 10 things NOT to do. That might be more instructive. LAFF!]

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JFOUND: Farber, William [MC1977] Associate Professor, Secondary Education


Name: Farber, William
Title: Associate Professor, Secondary Education
Department: School of Education
Credentials: B.S. Manhattan College
Ed.M, M.A., Ed.D., Columbia University
Office Location: Mercy Hall Room 30
Address: 555 Broadway Dobbs Ferry NY 10522

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Farber, William [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1977.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Farber, William [MC1977]

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MNEWS: Alma Mater in Best Regional Universities

Manhattan College Ranks Among Top 20 of America's Best Colleges DigitalJournal.com
"U.S. News & World Report's" America's Best Colleges once again placed Manhattan College in the top 20 in the category of Best Regional Universities in the ...

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[JR: Important to tell everyone!  ]

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JNEWS: Dwyer, Andrew [MC1996] Sales trader at Jones Trading


Andrew Dwyer has a work anniversary
1 year since this September
At JonesTrading

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Dwyer, Andrew [MC1996]
Salestrader at JonesTrading
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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JNEWS: Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964) CCM #2501


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BTW there is a relatively new credential known as CCM (Certified Construction Manager) which carries an ANSI accreditation.  Protocol is not unlike PE in terms of years of experience, references, and passing a 5 hour exam focused on Construction Management.  I finished the process in June and became CCM #2501, i.e. one of only 2500 folks in USA who have earned this acronym.

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Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964MP1960)

[JR: Pete's too modest to toot his own horn. But he's my cousin. (In our family, he got the brains; our other girl cousin got the beauty; I got what was left --- charm?) I'm sure his Mom would ask: "why weren't you #1?"  Laff, expectations! ]

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[JR: And as I told a baby injineer: "But, don't believe anything he says about me and remember he has really drank the "green kool aid".( Give him a half hour and he'll convince you to be a walk on for the ball team -- basketball or baseball; skills are interchangeable --- and that is all that stands between them and the NCAA championship." That advice goes for anyone. No matter what your age, he'll have you applying to NCAA for eligibility cause you're the one who will make a difference next year. (Green kool aid in deed.) ]

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JHQ: Four examples of how times change


Engineering Major Uses Simulation Software to Relieve Joint Stress

Jasper Summer Research Scholar Michael Michalczyk ’14 discovers a systematic approach to inquiry.

Michael Michalczyk ’14, a mechanical engineering major, explored Mechanical Design, Simulation and Analysis of an Elbow Assistive Device with Zahra Shahbazi, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Together, they set out to design and simulate a brace that allows for a range of free movement while providing supplemental motorized movement to relieve joint stress.

[JR: Sorry, when I read "joint stress", I had a Sixties flashback.  ]

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Biology Major Investigates Invasive Species On NYC Shores

This summer, Jasper Research Scholar Angelica Romero conducted student-faculty research with collaboration from the Harbor School.

There’s no better place to be in the summer than at the water’s edge — especially if you’re biology major Angelica Romero ’15, who researched Range Expansion of the Non-native Asian Shore Crab in the Hudson River with Michael Judge, Ph.D., professor of biology.

[JR: Never cared for any type of crab.  ]

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Exercise Science Major Gets a Leg-Up On Graduate School

Maria Toscano ’14, a Jasper Research Scholarship recipient, conducted summer research on a topic that changed the course of her life.

As exercise science major Maria Toscano ’14 prepares to apply to the top post-baccalaureate physical therapy programs in the country, she is hoping to get a leg-up by conducting one-on-one research with Lisa Toscano, Ed.D, associate professor of kinesiology.

[JR: Can't think of anything funny to say about "legs up". At Thanksgiving, I prefer the white meat.]

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Jasper Research Scholars Report on a Summer of Discovery

Ten students complete the inaugural summer program, which awards grants for undergraduate research conducted with faculty members.

When the spring semester concluded in May 2013, 10 undergraduate students shifted into overdrive in pursuit of knowledge, as part of the new Jasper Summer Research Scholars program. Through diligence, systematic inquiry, and with the guidance of their faculty mentors, they made discoveries — in their respective fields and in themselves.

[JR: The only summer discovery I made as an undergraduate was that working as a "schlub" would not keep me in the style I planned to become accustomed to. Shoulda, coulda, and woulda!]  

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Senior International Student Examines Predictability of Baltic Equity Markets

Rokas Kirlys ’14, developed a new skill set while conducting summer research.

Rokas Kirlys, a senior international student majoring in finance and computer information systems, spent the summer examining Return Predictability and Risk Structure of Baltic Equity Markets with Kudret Topyan, Ph.D., professor of economics and finance.

[JR: Better than my era when we studied "ballistics" and how that would apply in Republic of.  ]

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[JR: I am in awe of all these accomplishments. Far beyond my comprehension. Good thing I got out before things got this hard. Normally, I don't collect the College's posts but these things are so impressive … I'll point them out even though I had nothing to do with anything … as reasons to be a proud Jasper.  ]

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JOBIT: Cameron, John Edmund [MC???? RIP]



LAKELAND - John Edmund Cameron, 72, of Lakeland, died on August 31, 2013 from cancer.

He was born on April 22, 1941 in New York, New York. John graduated from Manhattan College. As a Professional Engineer, he was a member of ASCE, AICHE, and NSPE and was licensed in both New York and Florida. He was also a member of the New York State Genealogical Society and the American Philatelic Society. John was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Lakeland and also was one of the founders of Lakeland Youth Soccer.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ruth Cameron. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, sons, Michael (Teresa), Jeffrey, and Kevin Cameron, his twin brother, James (Sonja) Cameron, and two nephews, Robert and Scott Cameron.

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manhattan College Scholarship Fund at giving@manhattan.edu or to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Published in Ledger from September 9 to September 10, 2013


Cameron, John Edmund [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/theledger/guestbook.aspx?n=john-cameron&pid=166878373&cid=full#sthash.Rj5s4gxX.dpbs

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JOBIT: Kennelly, Sr. Marion Rita [MC1973 RIP]


Sister Marion Rita Kennelly

Sister Marion Rita Kennelly, OP, of Dominican Convent, Sparkill, New York, died on September 5, 2013 in Siena Hall.

Born in New York, NY on October 26, 1928, Margaret Mary was the daughter of Michael and Margaret Broderick Kennelly. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1947 and became known as Sister Marion Rita, professing her first vows in 1949 and her final vows in 1954.

Sister Marion Rita earned a BS in Elementary Education from St. John University, NY; a MS in Education from Manhattan College, NY and an Administration Certification from Fordham University, NY. Sister Marion Rita was an elementary school teacher and administrator serving in the Archdiocese of New York and the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Wilmington. She taught at St. Teresa, Woodside, NY (1949-56); Sacred Heart, Suffern, NY (1956-57); Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Richmond Hills, NY (1957-67); Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scarsdale, NY (1967-70); St. Anthony, Yonkers, NY (1970-71); Cardinal McCloskey, White Plains, NY (1971-74); St. Catherine of Siena, New York, NY (1974-81); St. Peter & Paul, Easton, MD (1981-84); Sacred Heart; New York, NY (1984-85) and St. Margaret of Crotona, Bronx, NY (1985-87). From 1987-2010 she was a teacher and volunteer at Visitation School, Bronx, NY. In 2011, she became a resident of Siena Hall at the Motherhouse in Sparkill, NY.

Sister Marion Rita is predeceased by her mother and father, Michael and Margaret Kennelly of Limerick, Ireland, her sisters, Sr. Eileen Kennelly, OP. and Patricia Rooney. She is survived by her nieces Patricia Casbarro (James), children James and Christina of Newman, GA; Eileen Smith (Walter), children Thomas, Michael, and Caitlin of Stroudsburg, PA; her nephews John Rooney of Pearl River, NY and Michael Rooney (Evelyn) children Brianne and Caitlin of Allendale, NY. She is also survived by her Dominican family and many friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill, NY, on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:30am. Visitation is on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 3:30 to 8:00pm at Dominican Convent, 175 Route 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Arrangements are by Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention- Sister Mary Murray, President.

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc. 321 South Main Street New City, NY 10956 (845) 634-6110 www.mjhigginsnewcity.com

Published in the The Journal News on September 9, 2013


Kennelly, Sr. Marion Rita [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=marion-kennelly&pid=166872105&cid=full#sthash.GQUfvQSt.dpbs

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Derar John,

I believe that Sister received her Masters in 1973.

May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kennelly, Sr. Marion Rita [MC1973 RIP]

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JNEWS: Fernicola, Anthony [MC1976] President, Global Enterprise Sales at Salesforce


press release

Sept. 11, 2013, 8:00 a.m. EDT
Anthony Fernicola Joins Salesforce.com as President, Global Enterprise Sales
Former Oracle Senior Vice President to bring the power of Salesforce to the world's largest organizations


SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Salesforce.com CRM +0.24% , the world's
#1 CRM platform (http://www.salesforce.com/), announced today that Anthony Fernicola has joined the company as President, Global Enterprise Sales. Reporting to Keith Block, Fernicola will be responsible for bringing the power of Salesforce to the world's largest organizations.


Comments on the News

-- "Tony is widely regarded as one of the top sales leaders in the software industry and has an exceptional track record of success helping some of the world's largest companies transform," said Keith Block, president and vice chairman, salesforce.com. "His leadership positions salesforce.com like never before to penetrate deeper into the enterprise market."

-- "The shift to social and mobile cloud computing is one of the largest transformations in the history of software and every company is looking to salesforce.com as their platform for innovation," said Anthony Fernicola, president, Global Enterprise Sales, salesforce.com. "I'm excited to join salesforce.com and help customers become customer companies so they can deliver innovation, growth and success."

Background on Anthony Fernicola

-- Fernicola has a 35-year track record building high-performance teams that deliver customer success.

-- Prior to joining salesforce.com, Fernicola served as Senior Vice President at Oracle, where he grew the North America Technology Organization (NATO) into one of the company's largest revenue-generating business groups.

-- During his 17-year career at Oracle, Fernicola was widely recognized for leading key transformational initiatives for the company's technology license business, engineered systems business and financial services business. In addition to leading Oracle's NATO group, he served in various other leadership roles, including Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts, General Manager and Senior Vice President of the Financial Services Licensing and Consulting Services Business and Group Vice President for Oracle's Financial Services Business Unit in North America.

-- Fernicola began his career at Unisys, where he spent 16 years in various leadership roles in sales and product management serving the financial services industry.

-- Fernicola holds a M.B.A. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Marketing and Economics from Manhattan College.

About salesforce.comSalesforce is the world's largest provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software. For more information about salesforce.com CRM +0.24% , visit: www.salesforce.com.

Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM." For more information please visit http://salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

2013 salesforce.com, inc. All rights reserved. Salesforce, Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, AppExchange, Salesforce Platform, and others are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc. Other brands featured herein may be trademarks of their respective owners

SOURCE salesforce.com

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Dear John,

I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1976.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. That has to be a record turnaround.]

Fernicola, Anthony [MC1976]

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JNEWS: Englert, Sarah [MC????] is bride


Pair of newlyweds set sights on 'Bucks' at Safeco
By Mark Newman / MLB.com | 9/10/2013 10:00 A.M. ET


Sarah and Luke Englert of Seattle were married in Hawaii last January, and their frequent visits to Safeco Field had at least a little something to do with it.

"Luke and I met at a small family-and-friend party as we are a part of the same parish and neighborhood," Sarah explained in an email to MLB.com. "During that party, his father asked me if I play softball. After I said yes, [and] he invited me to play softball on our parish team. Luke and I fell in love playing softball and going to M's games. We played softball all summer after we met and went to M's games together whenever we could.

"At one Mariners game with Luke's parents, one woman behind us even tapped Luke's mom on the shoulder and said that I would be her future daughter-in-law. Well, about a year later, she turned out to be right."

Just imagine that woman's reaction when she looks on Mariners.com now and sees that her prophecy not only came to pass, but that the newlyweds also became the club's star couple.

Representing all Mariners fans, the Englerts are the latest contestants on the hit MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond" powered by Ford. You can watch them in Episode 36 of this second season to see whether they add to the $20,955 won by fans in the previous 65 overall shows taped at 25 of the 30 Major League ballparks since the series debuted last season.

"The day Luke and I were plucked from the crowd as we were taking our ceremonial pregame stroll all around Safeco Field was incredible," Sarah said. "We walked through Safeco's main entrance, admired the sunshine, ate some stadium fare, including Luke's favorite garlic fries, and started our walk around the stadium, taking the long way to our seats 16 rows behind home plate in section 132.

"We were geared up from head to toe, including our favorite M's jerseys, and excited for the start of a new opportunity for our young ballclub to snag a victory in our presence. We were struck by such surprise when 'Bucks on the Pond' pulled us aside and asked us to play, answering trivia questions for a chance to win some cash. It started out our day at Safeco with an experience we will never forget."

"Bucks" is hosted by Jeremy Brisiel and you might be a part of this season when you least expect it. Fans at the ballpark interact with MLB.com's studio through the magic of technology in conjunction with game action inside, and shows are released each Tuesday and Thursday.

Contestants are asked a trivia question -- general knowledge and baseball -- on each pitch during a half-inning of baseball. Get the question correct and win money. Get the question wrong and it's a strike. Three strikes and you're out.

The questions' difficulty and value increase with the number of outs in the on-field action: $5 easy questions to start, $10 medium-difficulty questions after one out, $20 hard questions after two outs. If the contestant lasts longer than the team's at-bat, they win the bucks in their bank.

Cross the $100 mark during the show, and it's time for "Say the Word" powered by Ford SYNC. You can wager any part of your bank on that next question, which is asked each episode by 2014 Hall of Fame candidate Frank Thomas. Answer correctly and you win, answer incorrectly and you lose that amount ... and it's another strike.

The newlyweds stumble out of the gates in this episode, as you'll see with the first question.

"When I got the 'bull' question wrong I was shaking in my boots," Sarah said. "I thought we may never get a right answer. I was thinking that our nerves were high and that we could definitely do better if we each took a deep breath and relaxed. Being that relaxing is hardly my style, I was really counting on Luke to be the cool, calm, and composed one and pull us through. We really came together using teamwork and our complimentary skill sets and knowledge."

Luke works in accounting, while Sarah is a field chemistry specialist for Waters Corporation, based in Milford, Mass. They had attended the same parochial grade schools and high schools in Seattle, but they did not meet as adults until she moved to Seattle after attending Manhattan College in New York and working on the East Coast for a while.

They were wedded in Kauai, and they plan to return there for their one-year anniversary on New Year's to enjoy a honeymoon they had to postpone. She said it has been a "blast" being married, and having the opportunity as a couple to play "Bucks" added to it.

"Now that we've been on the show and been able to have fun and answer trivia questions to win cash, we've been addicted to keeping up with the new episodes," she said. "Not only that, but we have some of our family members watching regularly as well. It is a great addition to MLB.com, a site my husband and I frequent often to catch up on the latest in baseball. "'Bucks on the Pond' is fun and unique, as I have not seen a similar show in sports."

This was the second "Bucks" episode taped at Safeco this season, following the ballpark date in Episode 30.

In addition to the Mariners, teams visited by the "Bucks" crew include the Angels, Astros, Athletics, Brewers, Cardinals, Cubs, D-backs, Dodgers, Giants, Indians, Marlins, Mets, Orioles, Padres, Phillies, Pirates, Red Sox, Reds, Rockies, Royals, Tigers, Twins, White Sox and Yankees. Bookmark MLB.com/bucks and be on the lookout for the "Bucks" crew at your ballpark.

Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. Read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com community blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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[JR: Come on. I get some credit for finding this. Now let's see if Mike can discern a maiden name! Laff!!!  ]

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Dear John,

No luck in coming up with Sarah's maiden name.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. That's a tough one that really demonstrates how to screw up the inet search. Get married! BTW divorces are easily found.]

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MNEWS: You figure out the MC connection

From fellow Prepster '59 and Jasper '64, and former denizen of Riverdale, Richie Reidy.

This is about his son Jamie who wrote "Confessions of a Viagra Salesman" on which the film "Love and Other Drugs" was based and his program with the Wounded Warriors Project.

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Subject: Jamie Reidy - Sports Bucket Lists and Wounded Warriors

HuffPost Social News

Jamie Reidy wrote a new post Sports Bucket Lists and Wounded Warriors

Jamie Reidy 09/06/13

As an author, I constantly have spaghetti on my mind. Not due to a pasta passion, but because throughout the day I throw ideas against the rhetorical wall to see if they will stick. If one does...

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JFOUND: Faello, Ryan [MC2008] Teacher of Mandarin Chinese and Social Studies


Don Bosco Prep Welcomes Thirteen New Faculty Members for 2013-14 School Year

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Ryan Faello has been hired as a Teacher of Mandarin Chinese and Social Studies. He holds a BA in International Studies from Manhattan College with a concentration in Economics. Ryan spent a total of three years in Nanjing, China as a teacher and journalist and one year at the United Nations in NYC as a research officer.

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Faello, Ryan [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Ryan is a member of the Class of 2008.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Faello, Ryan [MC2008]

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JLINKEDIN: Deborah Atwell, [MC2011] Exercise Physiologist at Adelphi University


Deborah Atwell, [MC2011]
Exercise Physiologist at Adelphi University

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JNEWS: Miranda, Martha Filpo [MC1993] 8 years at ExxonMobil


Martha Miranda has a work anniversary
8 years this September
At ExxonMobil

Miranda, Martha Filpo [MC1993]
Global Retail Support Manager at ExxonMobil
Fairfax, Virginia
Oil & Energy

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JOBIT: Maloney, Charles Francis Jr. [MC???? RIP]


Charles Francis Maloney Jr.

Charles Francis Maloney Jr. of St. Augustine died Sept. 10, 2013, at Hospice Center of Queen Anne"s in Centreville, Md. He was 78.

Mr. Maloney was born on Oct. 4, 1934, in Yonkers, N.Y., the son of the late Charles F. Sr. and Violet Winters Maloney. A graduate from Manhattan College, he earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology.

He served two years in the U.S. Army, stateside. In 1957, he married his high school sweetheart, Ann "Babe" Edith DiDonato. They lived in Georgia for two years while Charlie was stationed at Fort Benning. They then moved back to Yonkers, and later to West Islip, N.Y., where they lived until 1976. The couple then lived in Severna Park, Md.

They retired in 1984 to Marco Island and then later moved to St. Augustine. Mr. Maloney worked as a human resources director with UPS for more than 25 years. In 2012, his wife of 55 years predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his son, Glenn F. Maloney. He loved golfing, boating, traveling and tennis, which he was playing until just a few months prior.

He was a lover of music and enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. Mr. Maloney was a member of Marsh Creek Country Club in St. Augustine. He is survived by a daughter, Lorri Ann Maloney of Kennedyville, Md., and her husband Tim Nichols; two grandsons, Jason Bramble and wife Allyson of Middletown, Del., and Jeff Bramble of Charleston, S.C.; one great-grandson, Bowen Bramble; and a special friend, Joan Gaudette of Hickory, N.C. A memorial service will be held in St. Augustine at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Hospice of Queen Anne"s or a hospice facility of your choice. Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. 130 Speer Road Chestertown, MD 21620.

The St. Augustine Record, 09/12/13 Please sign the guest book at www.staugustine.com/obits a
Published in St. Augustine Record on September 12, 2013


Maloney, Charles Francis Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/staugustine/guestbook.aspx?n=charles-maloney&pid=166922372&cid=full#sthash.AmWm6KOO.dpbs

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MVIDEO: Members of the Manhattan College Pep Band … not cheerleaders


Manhattan College Pep Band Manhattan College Pep Band


Published on Sep 12, 2013

Members of the Manhattan College Pep Band show why we are musicians, not cheerleaders.

18 seconds

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JNEWS: Kleinman, Janet S. [MC????] publishes first book


Brighton Publishing's own Janet S. Kleinman receives Lifetime Award from Brooklyn College
Janet S. Kleinman, author of “Flirting with Disaster: When Love & Nature Collide,” is scheduled to receive aLifetime Achievement Award on Sept. 22, 2013 at Brooklyn College’s Twenty-Third Annual Post 50th Alumni Luncheon and Awards Ceremony


"Flirting with Disaster: When Love & Nature Collide" by Janet S. Kleinman

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PRLog (Press Release) - Sep. 11, 2013 - CHANDLER, Ariz. -- CHANDLER (AZ)—Brighton Publishing LLC proudly announces that author Janet S. Kleinman is to be awarded Brooklyn College’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Celebrated for years of notable accomplishments, and author of the romantic drama, “Flirting with Disaster: When Love & Nature Collide,” Janet S. Kleinman will receive the award during a ceremony scheduled for September 22, 2013. Flirting with Disaster: When Love & Nature Collide (http://www.amazon.com/Flirting-Disaster-Nature-Collide-eb...) is currently distributed in print through Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor, and is available in both print and eBook format from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other leading book retailers worldwide.

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Janet Kleinman is a graduate of Brooklyn College, with a Master’s Degree from Manhattan College. She currently makes her home in South County Florida where she and her husband play tennis, bridge, and visit their children and grandchildren whenever they can. After years of teaching and working for Fortune 500 companies, she has now retired and is embracing her first love—writing.

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Kleinman, Janet S. [MC????]

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JNEWS: Losito, Nicholas [MC????] retired from Farmingdale State College


News | Around Town
Chatham Professor Retires After 45 Years in Classroom

Nick Losito was a professor the math department at Farmingdale State College.
Posted by Laura Silvius (Editor) , June 01, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Nicholas Losito retired this month from Farmingdale State College, where he has been a member of the math department for 45 years.

Losito, a Chatham resident, was the chair of the Department of Mathematics from 1986 util 1992, and was a full professor at the college.

Losito's bachelor of science degree was earned at Manhattan College. He holds two master's degrees from Fordham University and New York University.

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JLINKEDIN: Scott, Dan [MC1999] Counsel at Chadbourne & Parke LLP


Scott, Dan [MC1999]
Counsel at Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Greater New York City Area
Law Practice

I am the personal legal adviser for successful people both in the U.S. and abroad. I work with entrepreneurs and other high net worh individiduals and navigate the legal road to acheiving their goals. Whether building a business, protecting your wealth or developing a long-term plan for your family, I am your "legal alter-ego". As a musician myself and advocate for the arts, I spend a great deal of time focusing on the special needs of entertainers and educating that community so that their wealth and success is preserved well beyond their careers in the entertainment industry.

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JLINKEDIN: Nunez, Chris [MC1993] Manufacturing Engineer at General Mills


Nunez, Chris [MC1993]

MS, MBA Senior Manufacturing Engineer at General Mills

Sacramento, California Area
Food & Beverages


A skilled engineering leader with a strong business sense. Deep background in process improvement, product development, and project management in high speed manufacturing. Outstanding leader, communicator, statistical thinker, and team player.

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ENDNOTE: Decal Depicting Kidnapped Woman


Drivers Dial 911 After Seeing This Decal Depicting Kidnapped Woman on the Road
Sep. 8, 2013 8:59am Oliver Darcy

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A decal created by a Texas sign company is drawing controversy and even resulting in some 911 calls.

The sticker, designed to be placed on a truck’s tailgate, portrays a woman bound and tied up with rope.

For about a month, the decal, created by “Hornet Signs,” has been emblazoned on an employee’s truck, and has apparently tricked many on the road into thinking an actual woman is lying in the back of the truck in distress.

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[JR: Idiots! The sign company, that is. Crimes against women are not an "advertising point"! Sad that they'r ebbing rewarded. They should be billed for every call to 911! ]

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