JASPER JOTTINGS Week 41 - 2013 Oct 13    

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



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POSITRACTION: Shouldn't Catholics understand and cheer "virtual morality"?


Sep. 22, 2013 12:28pm Oliver Darcy

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A conservative pundit for a college news outlet questioned whether there is such a thing as “virtual reality,” in a new video uploaded to YouTube on Sunday.

“Is there such a thing as virtual morality?” Caleb Bonham, host of Campus Reform’s “Crossover,” asked. “Where is that line drawn?”

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"Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts." ---Mahatma Gandhi

Violent video games, porn, and such undermine our "morality" muscle.

It's a shame that folks don't understand it's "mental poison".

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Pictures are not coming thru on email

Yahoo has changed their User Interface.

Pictures are not coming through on the weekly email.


And Rodriguez, Vincent (MC1984) was a masterpiece.

Just view it online.

Maybe it's time to "retire" Yahoo.


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JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961) cheers for Pope Francis

Dear Jasper John

If you quote FOX and disbelieve Media Matters you are in big trouble!!
If you send out material without checking its validity you have bigger trouble.
If you think Ebenezer Scrooge is a hero you have even more trouble/

I would suggest that you face reality.
And start listening to Pope Francis

Sincerely yours,

Donald M Stebbins
BS 1961

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Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961)


I don't believe ANY media, politician, and bureaucrats. I collect for the consideration of others. I do very little ORIGINAL reporting.

This is a near zero cost effort; hence "validity checking" ain't going to happen.

And, I don't think Ebenzer is a "hero". I don't have "heroes". I do think he's misunderstood, unfairly criticized, and use a foil for the Gooferment Welfare advocates. I'm not going to go into depth on it other than to say: the Gooferment takes from the makers and "gives" it to the takers. That's theft. Ebenezer was making his contribution to society, producing, and employing. He should be free to "enjoy" the fruits of his labor as he sees fit. If we can tell him what he "must" do, then any one can tell you and I what we "must" do.

I'm very much a realist and a pragmatist imho.

As far as Pope Francis, jury's still out. I like what I see initially, but one robin doesn't make a Spring. And, he is part of "the Establishment Church". We'll just have to see what results.

But as always, thanks for your participation. I've been told some of our fellow Alums that they enjoy our "tifts".

Shall we discuss Gooferment Skrules, aka Government Reeducation Camps aka the new churches of State Worship, Atheism, Earth worship, and Socialistic indoctrination?


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JNEWS: Neidnig, Andy [MC1941 RIP] remembered


First “Andy’s Run” Brings Runners, Walkers and Families to Sag Harbor to Celebrate Neidnig
Posted on 05 October 2013
Fiachra Hallissey, left, accepting his first place trophy from John Conner, an East Hampton resident, life-long runner and a friend of Andy Neidnig.
By Gavin Menu

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The first ever Andy’s Run 5K was held in Sag Harbor on Saturday. There were winners, trophies and the usual collection of elite runners, walkers and families out for a leisurely stroll.

But the sport of running itself was most celebrated, being that the event was named for Sag Harbor’s own running man Andy Neidnig, one of the greatest athletes to ever reside on the East End.

Neidnig passed away at the age of 93 in 2012, but not before he compiled a most impressive running career. Neidnig was a celebrated marathoner and World War II veteran who raced in more 30 marathons, including one at the age of 80. His first marathon was in 1938 in Boston, where he placed ninth overall.

Neidnig attended Manhattan College in the late 1930s, and broke the national collegiate record for the two-mile at the time. His times in the half-mile and mile were just seconds off the world records.

The Sag Harbor Lion’s Club, which presented the event on Saturday, had a table full of awards that Neidnig had won over his career, which spanned seven decades.

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Neidnig, Andy [MC1941 RIP]

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JFOUND: Diamond, Christopher [MC1989] Director of Engineering and Technical Analysis NYCEEC


The Green Spotlight on BE NYC: Christopher Diamond
October 5, 2013

Countdown to BE NYC!

With only11days until the conference, GreenHomeNYC is shining the spotlight on the experts who will be making BE NYC an exceptional industry event!

One of the professionals participating in the conference is Christopher Diamond.

Chris is Director of Engineering and Technical Analysis at the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC), an independent, non-profit financial corporation established by New York City to assist the City in implementing its Greener, Greater Buildings Plan and to advance the goals of PlaNYC. NYCEEC’s mission is to support the City’s energy and climate action goals by catalyzing an energy efficiency retrofit financing market for private building owners.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Manhattan College, and Master of Science (Engineering) and Master of Architecture degrees from UC Berkeley. He will be one of seven industry professionals participating in the panel “Real Financing, Real Quick (Financing for People with Short Attention Spans),” which is part of BE NYC’s Multifamily track.

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Diamond, Christopher [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Christopher is a member of the Class of 1989.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Diamond, Christopher [MC1989]

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MVIDEO: Slice of New York City


Published on Oct 4, 2013

Manhattan College student club Slice of New York City (SoNYC) hosted a Manhattan scavenger hunt for members on Saturday, Sept. 28. Follow one team on their adventures around the city!

SoNYC plans events and outings for students who wish to explore New York City's cultural and social attractions beyond the city's most famous landmarks.

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[JR: Fun!  ]

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JOY: Cosgrove, Gavin [MC2003] Married Whitney Boyle


Cosgrove, Gavin [MC2003] Married Whitney Boyle
Associate at Bergeron Clifford LLP

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JLINKEDIN: Salerno, Jim [MC????] VP of Franchise Operations-Carvel Brand at Focus Brands


Salerno, Jim [MC????]
VP of Franchise Operations-Carvel Brand
at Focus Brands
West Palm Beach, Florida Area
Food & Beverages

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JEMAIL: Scudo, Bob (MC1969) suggests going back to class years

Bob Scudo

7:26 PM (2 hours ago)

to Distribute_Jas.
I liked it better when you sorted by class year..

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Scudo, Bob (MC1969)

[JR: Let me think about how to do that. Any volunteers or ideas?  ]

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JFOUND: Dublanyk, Paul [MC1982] ADJUNCT FACULTY St. Thomas Aquinas College


St. Thomas Aquinas College


Paul Dublanyk, Business Administration
B.S., New York University; MBA; Manhattan College

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Dublanyk, Paul [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul received his Masters in 1982.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dublanyk, Paul [MC1982]

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JNEWS: Zaikowski, Jamie [MC????] HR Millennium Partners


EXCLUSIVE: Notable Recruiting/HR Hires
October 7th, 2013 EST

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Also in October, Jamie Zaikowski joined Millennium Partners in a human resources role. Zaikowski worked for nearly eight years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a vice president in the human resources division, where she partnered with the firm’s Global Investment Research Division. A graduate of Manhattan College and Fordham University’s MBA program, Zailowski began her career as an analyst at Johnson Associates, Inc.

Millennium has been one of the hedge fund industry’s most active hirers of hedge-fund talent in 2013.

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Zaikowski, Jamie [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JHQ: French Film: L’aile ou la Cuisse 10/21 @ 1800


French Film: L’aile ou la Cuisse
Posted on October 7, 2013 by mllmanhattancollege

Come have a few laughs with us!

L’aile ou la Cuisse is a 1976 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi, starring Louis de Funès and Coluche.

When: Monday October 21, 6-8 pm

Where: Rodriguez Room (Miguel 311)

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[JR: To a fat old white guy injineer class of 68, this isn't quite what I had in mind for "french films". I remember Brigit Bardot!]

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JFACEBOOK: Amarant, Carley [MC????] Event Planner


Amarant, Carley [MC????]

Top of the Garden
New York, New York

(Event planning)

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Davidson, John Joseph [MC1955 RIP] remembered at the 21st annual Rockland Life Chain


Be Part of the Life Chain — Sunday, Oct. 6
Posted on October 6, 2013

The 21st annual Rockland Life Chain will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 3:30 at the intersection of Route 59 and Middletown Road in Nanuet.

The Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful public witness of prolife individuals praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. This year it is being held in memory of the late John Davidson, of Congers, a longtime defender of the right to life. John passed away on June 16, 2013.

John Davidson

John praying the Rosary at the 40 Days for Life.

John was a regular with the Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosarians, who pray every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. year round outside the Planned Parenthood office in Spring Valley.

Also, for six years — from the fall of 2007 until the spring of 2013 — he participated in the 40 Days for Life, taking numerous hours fasting and praying to end abortion.

John was born in October 1933, in the heart of the Depression. He experienced hard times. His father, out of work and ill, became hospitalized for tuberculosis, and his mother, Josephine O’Leary Davidson, became the breadwinner. With an outstanding score on the Civil Service Exam she landed a job of toll collector on the George Washington Bridge. She worked there until the end of World War II and then obtained a permanent position with the New York City Transit Authority.

Determined to meet the challenges he had to face, John took to education like a duck to water. He graduated from Sacred Heart grammar school in 1947, and his hard work paid off with a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College in 1975, a master’s degree in English from Fordham University, a PhD in Administration from St. John’s University, and a JD from Pace University Law School in 1982. He was admitted to the bar in 1985.

In 1956 John’s education was interrupted when he was drafted into the Army, where he served as a paratrooper. He later joined the Army Reserves as a second lieutenant and advanced through the ranks, eventually retiring with the rank of Brigadier General.

In 1960 John met the love of his life, Kathleen Patricia McNally, a registered nurse. They were married in August 1961. John and Pat had four children: Kathy Patricia, Siobhan Mary, John Joseph III, and Joseph Dignam Davidson. John lost his beloved wife of 46 years on St. Patrick’s Day 2007.

John was a life-long educator. In 1960 he began teaching English at Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst, N.Y. In 1969 he was assistant principal of Lincoln Junior High School. In 1970 he became principal of the Academy of the Sacred Heart of Mary, in the Inwood section of the Upper Bronx. In 1971 he served as an assistant principal in Pittsfield, MA. Two years later returned to New York to be assistant principal of Clarkstown North High School in New City. John held that position for 17 years until his retirement in 2000. Then he was elected to the Clarkstown School Board in 2001, becoming its president in 2006. He retired in 2012.

Also close to John’s heart throughout his life was the Knights of Columbus. John became a Knight in 1966 and received his Fourth Degree in 1967 in Oceanside, N.Y. When he returned to Rockland County, he joined the Cardinal McCloskey Council and the Joyce Kilmer Assembly 698. He was one of the founders of the Pope John XXIII council 7104 in Congers and was elected that council’s first Grand Knight. He has also held the offices of District Deputy, Faithful Navigator of Assemly 698, Past Association Chairman, and Commander of the Honor Guard, which he considered the “singular honor of his life.”

We thank the Knights of Columbus Triune Council 2052 for providing the information for this tribute.

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[JR: Where are the good Jaspers who will "fill in" for our departed fellow alum?  ]

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JFOUND: Borrone, Lillian C. [MC1977] Chairman of Eno Transportation Foundation


Lillian C. Borrone
Chairman, Eno Transportation Foundation

Age Total Calculated Compensation This person is connected to 3 Board Members in 3 different organizations across 3 different industries.

See Board Relationships
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Ms. Lillian C. Borrone serves as the Chairman of Eno Transportation Foundation. Ms. Borrone serves as a Director of Maher Terminals, LLC (Maher Terminals Inc.). She serves as a Director of STV Incorporated. She is a member of boards of directors for Horizon Healthcare Plan Holding Co, Inc.; subsidiaries of Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey; and STV International Inc. She served as Port Director of Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and served as its assistant executive director until December 2000. Ms. Borrone advised the executive director and board of commissioners on various policy issues including international trade development; real estate acquisition and disposition for maritime, aviation, and mixed-use development projects; and transportation capital project management priorities at Port Authority of New York. Previously, Ms. Borrone served as director of the Port Commerce Department overseeing the Port Authority's vast marine terminals, waterfront development, and international relations responsibilities. During her 12-year tenure, the Port Authority's maritime activities grew significantly: cargo volumes increased by over 50 percent, sustaining the region's position as the premier port on the East Coast; new long-term leases for each of the major terminals were executed; a multi-billion dollar capital program for channel deepening, terminal redevelopment, and land-side access improvements was developed and initiated; and two large mixed-used waterfront development projects in Hoboken, New Jersey and Hunter's Point, Queens, New York advanced significantly. Other highlights of Ms. Borrone's public service career include her work at the Port Authority as director of management and budget and assistant director of the Aviation Department, as deputy administrator at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and as associate administrator at the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. She serves as an advisor to, and on the boards of, several public and private agencies. A seasoned senior executive and transportation professional, Ms. Borrone has an extensive background in management, policy formation, planning, and intergovernmental and community relations. From 1982 to 2000, she served at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where she ultimately served as Executive Director. Ms. Borrone served as Coordinator for the Office of Recovery and Victim Assistance for the State of New Jersey, Office of the Governor, and was responsible for managing this office after the events of September 11, 2001. She also served as a Presidential appointee to the U.S. Ocean Policy Commission from 2001 to 2005. In 2001, Ms. Borrone was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the Commission on Ocean Policy. The Commission's final report released in 2004, "An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century," provided legislative, legal, and programmatic recommendations to the Congress and Executive Branch. Ms. Borrone has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors during her distinguished career, including her induction into the Maritime Association Hall of Fame. Ms. Borrone received her bachelor's degree in political science from American University and her master's degree in civil engineering and transportation management from Manhattan College, Bronx, New York.

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Borrone, Lillian C. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Lillian received her Masters in 1977.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Borrone, Lillian C. [MC1977]

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JOBIT: Martin, Br. Patrick [MC???? RIP]


Brother Patrick Martin
Guest Book

Brother Patrick Martin
AGE: 96 • Lincroft

Brother Patrick Martin, F.S.C., 96, of Lincroft died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft. Brother Patrick was born in New York City and received the Holy Habit of the Christian Brothers on September 7, 1933. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master of Arts Degree from Manhattan College, New York City.

Brother Patrick's assignments included St. Gabriel's School, St. Raymond's School and Good Shepherd School, all of New York City, Lincoln Hall, Lincolndale, N.Y. where he served as Prefect and Assistant Principal, La Salle Academy, Providence, R.I., La Salle Military Academy, Oakdale, N.Y., Christian Brothers Academy, Albany, N.Y., Cardinal Spellman High School, New York City, De La Salle Collegiate, Detroit, Michigan, Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, Queen of Peace High School, North Arlington, Paramus Catholic High School, Paramus, and St. Peter's High School, Staten Island, N.Y. He had been in residence at De La Salle since 2003.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at De La Salle Hall, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m.Wednesday. Interment will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, New York. Memorial donations to De La Salle Nursing Development, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 would be appreciated. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Asbury Park Press on October 8, 2013


Martin, Br. Patrick [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/app/guestbook.aspx?n=patrick-martin&pid=167421949&cid=full#sthash.Hxq5jH5i.dpbs

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Brother Patrick.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I think Alma Mater was less than "diligent" in its record keeping for this who would not "kick in"?]

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JFOUND: Harrison, Evelyn [MC1998] Chief Operating Officer of Ophthotech Corporation


Evelyn Harrison, M.B.A.

Chief Operating Officer
Evelyn Harrison, M.B.A., is the Chief Operating Officer of Ophthotech Corporation. She brings more than 23 years of management and clinical research experience.

Prior to joining Ophthotech, Ms. Harrison was with Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where she held the management positions of Vice President and Senior Vice President of Clinical Research and Development. During her stint at this company, she played a key role in the development and approval of Macugen® (pegaptanib sodium) for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration.

Ms. Harrison’s professional career began in clinical research at a major New York City teaching hospital. She then moved to Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., where she was Director of Clinical Operations, responsible for the development and implementation of strategic programs for Roche’s oncology franchise.

Ms. Harrison has worked on all phases of global clinical trials and has extensive experience in multiple therapeutic areas such as bone marrow transplantation, organ transplantation, oncology and virology.

Ms. Harrison holds a B.A. degree in Biology from Hofstra University and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Manhattan College.

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Harrison, Evelyn [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Evelyn received her Masters in 1998.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Harrison, Evelyn [MC1998]

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JNEWS: Parriott, Don (MC1983) Head of Quality & Regulatory at Ricola


Don Parriott has a new job.
Now Head of Quality & Regulatory at Ricola.

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Parriott, Don (MC1983)

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Don Parriott

Quality Executive | Compliance Executive | Scientist | College Professor | Team Builder | Project Manager

Greater New York City Area


Mr. Parriott offers more than 20 years of industrial experience, including working in Branded Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Products business sectors. Throughout his career, Don has held leadership positions in compliance, medical affairs, manufacturing and R&D, and has been responsible for analytical R&D, project management, product development, product stability, process mapping & re-engineering, quality assurance/quality control, validation of systems & processes, outsourcing & contractor management, IT systems & applications development, business continuity planning, and facilities design, construction & management.

Don has gained a reputation for efficient and effective execution of initiatives to redesign business and technical processes, and has led many projects that have resulted in substantial productivity improvements, cost avoidance, and/or quality enhancements.

Quality Systems & Documentation;
cGMP commercial manufacturing;
Pilot plant operation;
Policy & Procedure Development & Management;
Electronic Document Management;
Learning Management Systems;
Program & Project Management;
Process Mapping & Optimization;
Process, Packaging, Method, Equipment, and Computer System validation;
Laboratory Management and Method Development;
Clinical Trial Management;
Business Continuity Planning;
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Compliance;
Outsourcing / contractor management;
PDMA Sampling Compliance

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[JR: In short, he has "real skills" unlike us fat old white guy injineers! Mozel Tov!  ]

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JNEWS: Galimi, Kellyann (MC1990) Independent Sales Representative at Avon


Kellyann Galimi has a new job.
Now Independent Sales Representative at Avon.

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Galimi, Kellyann (MC1990)

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Kellyann Galimi

Independent Sales Representative at Avon

Yorktown Heights, New York
Writing and Editing

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JNEWS: Murren, Jim [MC????] Corporate Responsibility Officers Association


MGM Resorts International

10/09/2013 | Press release
Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, Joins The Corporate Responsibility Officers Association as Executive Chairman of the Board of Trustees


PHILADEPHIA, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA) announced today that Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, will join the CROA as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

"I have been involved with CROA for a number of years, during which it has matured into a true professional society for CR practitioners, senior executives and c-suite officers," said Elliot Clark, CROA Treasurer and Chairman and CEO, SharedXpertise. "Jim is a natural choice to lead our board, particularly on the heels of his recent recognition by CR Magazine as CEO of the Year. He will be instrumental as we reach out to responsible c-suite officers."

An integral part of the CROA, The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the CROA whose primary objectives are to promote the practice and profession of corporate responsibility as a driver of business and social value. The Board of Trustees helps set the overall direction of the Advisory Board and the Association, ensuring that both act on their mission to provide value to members and society.

Additional CROA Board of Trustees members include:

Vice Chair Pete Sherrard, Sustainability Data Manager, Duke Energy Corp.

Treasurer Elliot Clark, Chairman & CEO, SharedXpertise

Secretary Niki Kelley, Manager - CSR Program Office, Campbell Soup Company

Executive Director Allie Williams, Vice President of Membership, SharedXpertise

Executive Committee Member Richard Crespin, Senior Fellow, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

"I'm delighted to join a team of leading CR practitioners, senior executives and c-suite, who are also passionate about improving the role of business in society," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. "CROA is an extremely important organization with a mission that is significant to professionals who value corporate responsibility and sustainability."

About the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA)
The CROA and its members transform ideas into action, advancing corporate responsibility (CR), the profession, and their careers. As the single largest independent CR professional society, CROA supports the concept that to excel, organizations need to embrace all CR disciplines: sustainability, governance, social responsibility, and philanthropy. Our mission is to promote the practice and profession of corporate responsibility in service of good business.

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.

SOURCE Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA)

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Murren, Jim [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find any thing in my 'stuff' for Jim.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Sole, Christopher J. [MC????] PhD program ETSU


Christopher J.Sole, MS, CSCS, USAW-1, USATF-1

Originally from Middletown, New Jersey, Chris is a second year student in ETSU’s Sport Physiology and Performance PhD program. Before ETSU, he earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY) and his master’s degree in exercise science with a focus in biomechanics from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (East Stroudsburg, PA). Chris is currently a sport scientist and assistant strength and conditioning coach for ETSU volleyball. His research interests include agility and change of direction performance, accentuated eccentric exercise, adaptations to power and st
rength training, and athlete monitoring. Chris currently lives in Jonesborough, TN with his wife Tiina and son Kristjan.

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Sole, Christopher J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Ferraro, Joseph (MC1988) Board Member AFP-NY Westchester


Joseph Ferraro, CFRE has a new job.
Now Board Member (Educational Programming Chair & Webmaster) at AFP-NY Westchester Chapter.

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Ferraro, Joseph (MC1988)

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Joseph Ferraro, CFRE
President / Founder - PULSE Marketing, Development & Communications [PULSE-MDC]
Greater New York City Area


PULSE Marketing, Development & Communications (PULSE-MDC),
Association of Fundraising Professionals - AFP-NY Westchester Chapter


Development, marketing and sales professional with proven ability to transform an organization and its outreach programs. Record of accomplishment on both client and service sides of the industry -- raising over $250 million and producing tens of millions of dollars in sales. Creative and analytical leader able to strategize and direct comprehensive development and marketing programs to advance the mission of an organization by driving results-based focused strategies. Expertise in designing and leading fundraising, membership, direct response, major gifts, planned giving, public relations, marketing and branding campaigns.

Additional biographical info:

Joseph A. Ferraro, CFRE, founder of PULSE-MDC helps nonprofit organizations by creating comprehensive donor-focused and relationship-centric integrated marketing/fundraising programs that deliver breakthrough thinking and breakout results.

In addition to his consulting work Joe spent over 10 years on the client side. Most recently at Manhattan College, Joe consistently increased income -- raising millions of dollars annually through a combination of direct response, special event and personal cultivation techniques.

Prior to Manhattan, he was the Director of Annual Programs at the American Bible Society creating and leading the team responsible for increasing the donor file by over 300% -- from 190,000 to 600,000 in three years and surpassing income goals each fiscal year -- over $20 million annually. While at the American Bible Society, Joe launched many ground-breaking programs such as the "Crusade of Light" that generated breakthrough results and garnered numerous industry awards.

Throughout his career, Joe has raised over $250 million and built new fundraising entities. He got his start in fundraising on the agency-side with Walter Karl Fund Raising and built the fundraising division for Uni-Mail List Corp and has worked with many of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations.

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JNEWS: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) collaborating on a community dance project: "WHAT MOVES YOU?

MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick is collaborating with Andrea Elam (choreographer/dancer/teacher) and Alyssa Reit (harpist) on a community dance project: "WHAT MOVES YOU?" -- thanks to a generous grant from Target's Foundation for the Arts.

Ms. Elam is presently recruiting children 10+, teens and adults who like to move, would be interested in learning the basics of dance choreography & composition, and have an adventurous spirit! A series of 8 workshops will begin Saturday, October 12 and will be held on Tuesdays at 4pm & Saturdays at 2pm at EMBARK@EMC, on the first floor of 925 South Street, Peekskill for a low fee of $20 for all the workshops. Ms. Elam is partnering with and featuring renowned harpist Alyssa Reit, award-winning local poet MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick, and up-and-coming animator Matthew Elam.

A culminating performance on Sat, November 9 at 7:30 pm, as part of EMBARK's SECOND SATURDAY SERIES, will feature live music, poetry, animation and dance. Performance Admission: $15/adults and $5 kids (12 and under). The performance will be a benefit for Fred's Pantry in Peekskill. Please contact Ms. Elam if you or someone you know is interested in participating and for more information at 914-393-5751 or aelam@hotmail.com.

Andrea Elam is a professional dancer/teaching artist/choreographer with over 35 years' experience in the performing arts. She has danced with classical ballet and contemporary dance companies, including Alejandra Dondines Dancers, Dutchess County Ballet, Downtown Danceworks and Devorah Cooper Dance, in addition to a number of theatrical, television and film credits. Ms. Elam holds a B.A in Dance, a B.S. in Clinical Nutrition. Andrea works as a teaching artist in the public schools, is on the artist roster of Dance Theatre of Harlem, LEAP-NYC and Putnam/North Westchester BOCES and private studios in both NYC and Westchester. She has also taught children with disabilities and those on the autistic spectrum. Ms. Elam has choreographed and danced in a joint concert project with Antonia Arts and the Taghkanic Chorale, which was performed at the Paramount Center, in Peekskill, NY, as well as in BROADWAY REVIEW, CATS and ANNIE where she played the role of Grace. Most recently at EMBARK@EMC, Ms. Elam created: DANCE TAKES FLIGHT, CONTACT: Jazz Improv Through Music & Movement with Ray Blue's Pro-Am Ensemble, and SNOWY NIGHT IN PEEKSKILL.

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JNEWS: Kreidenweis, Sonia [MC1983] Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences on Oct. 22


Claritas Speaker Addresses U.S. Air Quality At Susquehanna

Published on October 10, 2013

Sonia Kreidenweis, professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, will present Susquehanna’s 2013 Claritas Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences on Oct. 22. Titled “Clearing the Air: 25 Years of Visibility Observations in U.S. National Parks … And What They Tell Us About Our World,” the free, public lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.

Kreidenweis has worked with the National Park Service since the early 1990s, analyzing data and conducting special studies of the air quality in protected wilderness areas and national parks. Her work has improved our understanding of the role particles play in visibility reduction and has produced fascinating insights into the origins of air particles.

Kreidenweis holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College. She earned master’s and doctorate degrees in the discipline from California Institute of Technology. She is a fellow and past president of the American Association for Aerosol Research and a fellow of the American Meteorological Society.

The Claritas Distinguished Speaker in the Sciences Series is funded by an endowment established by George E. ’64 and Margaret Lauver ’66 Harris to support lectures, seminars and residencies by nationally recognized leaders in business, government, education, the sciences and other areas of public interest.

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Dear John,

I believe that Sonia is a member of the Class of 1983.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kreidenweis, Sonia [MC1983]

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JFOUND: Dimler, Richard [MC1987] Adjunct Faculty University of Redlands CA


University of Redlands
1200 East Colton Ave P.O. Box 3080
Redlands, CA, 92373

Adjunct Faculty Profiles

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Richard Dimler, M.S.S.C.M. is a supply chain and operations manager with over twenty years of experience. His experience includes over fourteen years in the food and beverage industry and eight years in the medical device industry. His primary areas of focus have included process improvements, lean manufacturing, supply chain management, inventory management, operations, planning and forecast management, distribution and logistics, manufacturing, project management, purchasing and managing vendor relationships.

Richard holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Manhattan College and a master's degree in supply chain management from the University of San Diego. He serves on the board of the Institute of Supply Management in San Diego and belongs to CIPS and APICS.

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Dimler, Richard [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1987.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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

Open House Mass and Alumni Brunch
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Manhattan College alumni and their families are cordially invites 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 and other members of the College administration.

9:30 a.m. Mass
Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers

10:30 a.m. Brunch
Dante's Den, Thomas Hall

12:00 p.m. Welcome Address
Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers

This event is free, though advance registration is required. The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 21

When applying for 2014 admission to Manhattan College, the application fee is waived for alumni children and grandchildren. For general information or Open House activities, visit the Open House website.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has some instruction for us

Good Evening All,

This prayer was written for our Brother, Owen McKeon, at the request of another Fellow Jasper, Jerry Lynch, regular attendee and speaker at our Retreat. It was created by The Prayer Tree Ministry of the Church Of The Presentation, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. It has been distributed to Jerry's Prayer Community as they join us in praying for Owen, his wife Marie and their family. We join in raising our voices once again for Our Brother In Christ, Owen.

It is a beautiful prayer and I share it in its' entirety. Thank you Jerry for your thoughtfulness and caring. God Bless.

Phil Colon


PrayerTreeLogoChurch of the Presentation - Prayer Tree Ministry

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." (Philippians 4:6)

We have a request from prayer volunteer, Jerry Lynch, for parishioner Owen McKeon who was suddenly diagnosed with lung cancer in August and is currently in hospice. We are also asking prayers for his wife Marie and their family as they seek hope and serenity for their beloved husband and father, Owen.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Almighty and Eternal God, we ask that You Bless Owen with Your Healing Hands to comfort him in body and spirit. May he and his family grow in trust of your Goodness and Hope in your faithfulness, even in this time of illness. Fill them with the Peace of your Presence and acceptance of your Holy Will. Lord may they bless and praise you. All this we pray in the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

At this time in Owen's life, please protect him from pain and suffering. When You see fit, welcome Owen into your loving arms and make a new home for him with you, where he will be reunited with his loved ones who are in your glory.

During these difficult days, please give peace and comfort to his family and friends. Please strengthen them while they are lovingly by his side, and lift them up as they tend to his needs. Please comfort them as they cope with the separation, when Owen's care is transferred from their loving arms to Yours. Above all, grant them the grace to acknowledge Your Holy Will and know that whatsoever You do, You do for the love of them. In Jesus' name we pray and ask you for these blessings. Amen.

Come to me, all you that are weary and carrying heavy burdens,
and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me;
for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden light. Matthew 11:28-30

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[JR: I too have lost some one close to me. Many people. But Prayers are for those (imho) left behind. I'm just a fat old white guy injineer and it seems, based on evidence of a grazillion years, that it will be different of any of us. Dona Nobis Pacem. I'm not sure what the future has for ANY of us. But if it all ends in the same place, then let's arrive there with charity for the others arriving at different times. "We are all fingers on the same hand" - Dalli Lama.]

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JNEWS: Groot, John [MC????] runs for BoE Bernards Twp


Four seeking three seats in low-key school contest in Bernards Township

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The “Good Shepherd” is back at Meadowbrook Farm, thanks to Bernardsville resident Henry Ruschmann II. A victim of wood rot, the almost 40-year-old sculpture, carved from an oak tree by the late Bernardsville artist Harry C. Robinson, was cut down some seven years ago and has been undergoing an extensive five-and-a-half-year restoration.

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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 3:00 am

By W. JACOB PERRY, Staff Writer | 0 comments

BERNARDS TWP. – There’s a contest in the Board of Education election this year but it’s more a matter of happenstance than differences of opinion.

Four candidates, including incumbents Michael Byrne of Tanglewood Drive and Elaine Kusel of Granville Way, and first-time candidates Christopher Viereck of Grist Mill Drive and John Groot of Briar Lane, are vying for three, three-year board terms in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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John Groot

Groot, 72, owns his own business, Groot WEB Services, which creates and manages web sites.

He previously worked in sales and product strategies. He was educated in physics and accounting, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y.

A township resident for 33 years, he lives with his wife, Margaret. He has no children.

Groot has been a board member for 17 years on the Academic Decathlon, a Wood-Ridge-based group that conducts a series of interscholastic competitions for high school teams.

“I feel I have a knowledge of organizations and organization functioning, and I believe I can bring my background and experience to the school board,” he said.

Groot freely acknowledged that he has no agenda. He even noted that as of last week, he had yet to attend a school board meeting.

“I really don’t know enough” to comment on school issues, he said. “For me to shoot off my mouth would imply that the school board is not functioning well, and I don’t know that it’s not.

“I got in because I believed they were short of people, and if they were short of people, I could help out,” he said. “I don’t want to get involved in partisan politics. I want to make sure the school board is there for the children – that would be my main goal.

“I have no preconceived notions,” he added. “I’d like to see what has and hasn’t been done.”

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JNEWS: Reynolds, Richie [MC???? RIP] Class 4-67


Marine Corps veterans honor their dead Officer Candidates School classmates

October 10, 2013

On October 10, 1966 a group of young men stepped off buses at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia to begin Officer Candidates School (OCS). They were the members of the 42nd Officer Candidates School Class.

On October 10, 2013, that same group of men returned to Quantico to dedicate two memorials to their 44 classmates who died in Vietnam.

More than 700 young men stepped off those buses at Quantico into the loving arms of their Drill Instructors (whom they called Sergeant Instructors) and began the transition from civilians to Marine Officers.

Only about 70% of the men who stepped off those buses completed Officer Candidates School and were commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

Of the 550 who completed OCS, 144 went directly to Pensacola Naval Air Station for flight training. The rest of those young lieutenants went to The Basic School where they were trained in the basics of infantry tactics. After they graduated from either The Basic School or flight training, 99% of those lieutenants received orders to Vietnam.

Forty four members of the 42nd Officer Candidates School Class were killed in Vietnam: 11 of the Marines who went through flight training and 33 of The Basic School Class 4-67 graduates.

One of those 44 young men was my friend and college classmate, Richard Peter Reynolds, who was Killed in Action on January 20, 1968 near My Loc in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

“The future's uncertain
And the end is always near.

Roadhouse Blues
John Lee Hooker

In 2006, the surviving members of USMC Basic School Class 4-67 formed an association (Marine Officer BC 4-67 Association, Inc.) in anticipation of their first reunion, forty years after they got off those buses in Quantico.

The idea to erect a bronze plaque at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and a granite monument at The USMC Basic School in Quantico was conceived in early 2012, just prior to the 45th reunion of the class of TBS 4-67.

The memorials would cost $30,000 and fund raising efforts commenced during the reunion.

By March 2013, the bronze plaque was already in place at the Marine Corps Museum, and Dick Hudak, the president of the association, was doing everything possible to contact the families of the 44 Marines so they could attend the dedication ceremony on October 10, 2013. The association even hired a private detective to track down some of the families.

On March 20, 2013 I got a telephone call from Dick Hudak asking for my help in locating Richie Reynolds' family. After I talked talked to Hudak, I contacted the Manhattan College Alumni Office, and they helped me locate Richie Reynolds’s brother.

Every time I think of Richie Reynolds, I see him standing at the top of the steps leading up to the Quadrangle at Manhattan College, the stairs by the statue of the Virgin Mary. I was at the bottom of the steps and he was at the top waving to me. He had a big smile on his face. He usually did.

The association booked a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn in Dumfries, Virginia, just outside Marine Corps Base Quantico, and the surviving Marines and the family and friends of those who died in Vietnam arrived on October 9th:

In the morning, the guests boarded buses for Marine Corps Base Quantico.

At 9:00 AM on October 10, 2013 the Marine Officer BC 4-67 Association held a dedication ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps Chapel. It was raining heavily, but heavy rain never stopped anything in Vietnam, so it didn’t stop the dedication ceremony.

At 11:30, those attending the ceremony ate lunch with the young lieutenants currently enrolled in The Basic School.

At 1:30 PM the members of the 42nd Officer Candidates School Class held a dedication ceremony at the granite memorial at The Basic School.

The people attending the ceremony were scheduled to tour the National Museum of the Marine Corps, but unfortunately, the museum was closed because of the Government Shutdown.

At 7:00 PM there was a buffet dinner and a recognition ceremony for the family members and friends of the 44 classmates who attended the ceremonies. Family members in attendance were presented with a replica plaque in remembrance of their loved ones.

This is the wording on the Plaques.

United States Marine Corps

Forty-seven years have passed since those young men stepped off those buses in Quantico, but the surviving members of Basic School Class 4-67 have never forgotten their fallen classmates.

Semper fidelis.

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[JR: Dear fellow Jasper Richie, never again. (I wonder how many have said this before me. And I'm not sure how I can redeem that pledge, but I will.) Dona Nobis Pacem! This makes me NUTS! How many times?]

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JFOUND: Go bleed on 10/20 at Assumption Church 9am to 2pm by McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)


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[JR: Ignore that I couldn't capture a pretty picture. (My limitations.) When my wife needed blood, there was NEVER a question that she would get what she needed. (And trust me, she needed a lot of blood and platelets.) I owe all the folks who did it not knowing who they were helping. I've paid forward all the platelets she got (in a losing effort), but not the whole red good blood. Yet! It truly is the gft of life. Whatelse can I say. As a very young fat old white guy injineer, I had a certain Brother who taught "ingineering measurement" who "encouraged" us to donate blood with the admonition: "You're probably NOT too stupid to bleed correctly"!  http://reinkefaceslife.com/2010/08/18/inspirational-hopefully-youll-give-a-pint/   In my old age, I think was saying: "gentlemen, you are too dumb to know the good you would do if you'd go donate some blood." Sad to say, now I understand. When I hit the Pearly Gates, I'm expecting an express lane for "blood donors". Are you willing to bet I'm wrong? Doesn't cost you squat! Sadly, some one of your fellow humans really needs it!]

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JFOUND: Squeri, Stephen J. [MC1981] Group President of Global Corporate Services for American Express


Stephen J. Squeri
Group President of Global Corporate Services, American Express Company

Mr. Stephen J. Squeri, Steve, has been the Group President of Global Corporate Services for American Express Company since November 2011. Mr. Squeri served as the Group President of Global Services at American Express Company from October 2009 to November 2011 and served as its Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President from May 2005 to October 2009. He served as an Executive Vice President of Corporate Development of American Express Company. He joined American Express as a manager in Travelers Cheque Group (TCG) in 1985 and held senior roles at TCG, Worldwide Marketing and Establishment Services (ES). He served as President of the Global Commercial Card group from January 2002 to 2005, where he led the global division that markets American Express Corporate Card and American Express Corporate Purchasing Card to mid-sized and large companies. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Squeri served as the President of Establishment Services Canada and the United States where he oversaw American Express’ efforts to grow merchants’ businesses through innovative marketing and e-commerce programs and managed merchant acquisition efforts. From 1981 to 1985, he was a management consultant at Arthur Andersen and Company. He has been a Director of J. Crew Group Inc. since May 2012 and also served as its Director from September 15, 2010 to March 2011. He has been an Independent Director of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America since 2009. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of New York Downtown and Harlem Children's Zone. He is a Member of the Board of Governors Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School. Mr. Squeri holds an M.B.A. degree and a B.S. degree from Manhattan College.

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COMMENT: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) says TY

maryann commented on
JFOUND: Go bleed on 10/20 at Assumption Church 9am to 2pm
by McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

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Thanks very much for posting.

I always have a chat with the drive organizer at Assumption (one of the ushers, very nice fellow) and I'm trying to get the word out so the drive will be better attended. It really doesn't take much effort, after all, and it does make a big difference to the lives of others.

all best,

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[JR: Special place in my prayers for the people that donated all the blood and platelets Frau Reinke got in her losing fight. It would have ended a lot quicker except for all those good people. Can't make it and you really don't want to buy it. No one ever questioned, they just poured it in like water.  So what ever I can do to convince other to help, I will.]

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ENDNOTE: Communion?


No communion for Nancy Pelosi: Vatican court head

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has no Catholic right to be granted Communion, said the leading cardinal of the highest court at the Vatican.

Mrs. Pelosi should be denied Communion until she changes her advocacy views on abortion, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke said, according to the Western Center for Journalism.

PHOTOS: Famous quitters: Those who bailed rather than face scandal, scrutiny or stress

That’s canon law, not opinion, he said. Canon 915 states that Catholics who are stubbornly contrary “in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

And Cardinal Burke said Mrs. Pelosi fits the definition.

“Certainly this is a case when Canon 915 must be applied,” he said, the Western Center for Journalism reported. “This is a person who obstinately, after repeated admonitions, persists in a grave sin — cooperating with the crime of procured abortion — and still professes to be a devout Catholic.”

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It's about time that the "brand" stands for something.

Now what happens?

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