JASPER JOTTINGS Week 01 - 2014 January 05    

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



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POSITRACTION: Dame Steve Shirley, the World’s First Freelance Programmer



Dame Steve Shirley, the World’s First Freelance Programmer
by Maria Popova
“Few things in life are as solid as they seem.”

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When she was five years old, Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley, born Vera Buchthal, fled Nazi Germany as a child refugee, escaping certain death and plunging into a life that would show her a quieter yet oppressively persistent kind of discrimination and injustice. A girl with a strong passion for mathematics, she had to transfer to the boys’ school to get a proper education, where she first became aware of her gender’s second-class status — but she, a voracious reader, took refuge in the school library and devoured countless books spanning every imaginable field. As a young woman drawn to the computing industry, she saw that signing her name opened no doors, so she adopted the nickname Steve and began signing as “Steve Shirley.” Suddenly, doors swung open.

Steve Shirley went on to become the world’s first freelance programmer and founded the software company F.I. Group in 1962, one of the UK’s earliest startups. It was a revolutionary company, writing software only — an outrageous proposition at the time. It was managed and operated by highly skilled female engineers (“We hired men. If they were good enough.”), who worked from home — also unthinkable amidst the era’s gender biases and social norms. And yet they forged forward, forever changing the course of entrepreneurship and women in technology. When F.I. was eventually floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1996, it earned hundred of millions of pounds. Today, she is bringing that same zest for change and betterment to her work in philanthropy.

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You have to be awe of people who overcome adverse beginnings to make a huge difference.

Humans limit our own accomplishments with mistaken paradigms and erroneous memes.

We are so stupid sometimes it’s bedazzling.

Imagine all that could have been accomplished if we had freedom to pursue the Creator’s vision for humanity. Time to rectify those mistakes of the past.

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JLINKEDIN: Horton, Michael [MC2001] Operations Manager Radiology HUMCNJ



Horton, Michael [MC2001]
Operations Manager Radiology at Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey
Hospital & Health Care


An outstanding healthcare leader with an extensive clinical background who builds, manages and mentors teams that successfully exceed hospital expectations. Extensive experience within clinical operations, customer relations enhancement and business development that is focused on patient oriented outcomes and supreme quality of care. Known for maximizing performance through a combination of strategies including; communication, perseverance, aggressive marketing, and a passion for overcoming obstacles. Career accomplishments include • double digit volume growth• exceedingly high patient satisfaction scores• resounding employee engagement• nationally publicized strategic initiatives.

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JFOUND: McClave, Michelle [MC2006] Manager, Columbia University Irving Institute



McClave, Michelle [MC2006]

Manager, Programs and Communication at Columbia University Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Greater New York City Area
Nonprofit Organization Management

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JOBIT: Phelan, Sister Marie Helena [MC1952 RIP]



Sister Marie Helena Phelan OP

Phelan, OP, Sister Marie Helena

Sister Marie Helena Phelan, OP, of Dominican Convent, Sparkill, New York, died on December 27, 2013 in Siena Hall. Born in New York City on October 20, 1917, Agnes Rose was the daughter of Alexander and Agnes Doyle Phelan. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on February 2, 1941 and became known as Sister Marie Helena, professing her first vows in 1942 and her final vows in 1947. Sister Marie Helena earned a BA in English from Manhattan College in 1952.

Sister Marie Helena was a teacher who served in the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn. She taught at St. Edmund, Brooklyn, NY (1944-45); St. Joseph, Bronx, NY (1945-49); St. Mary Magdalen, Springfield Gardens, NY (1949-54); St. James, Carmel, NY (1954-58); St. Brendan, Bronx, NY (1958-62); St. Anthony, Yonkers, NY (1962-68); Our Lady of Grace, Bronx, NY (1968-70); St. Martin of Tours, Bronx, NY (1970-71) and St. Paul, Valley Cottage, NY-as a teacher (1971-93) and as volunteer (1993-2007). In 2007 she became a resident in Siena Hall at Dominican Convent. Sister Marie Helena is predeceased by her parents, her brothers John and Alexander and her sister Sr. Rose Agnes Phelan, OP. She is survived by her niece Patricia Phelan of Florida.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill, NY, on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:30am. Visitation is on Monday, December 30, 2013 from 3:30 to 7:30pm at Dominican Convent, 175 Route 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Arrangements are by 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 Dec. 30, 2013


Phelan, Sister Marie Helena [MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=marie-phelan&pid=168814893&cid=full#sthash.xqTkx4JN.dpbs

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JUPDATE: Kirincich, Zelko N. [MC1981] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JNEWS: Kirincich, Zelko N. [MC1981] executive director The Port of Oswego Authority


Company news: Zelko Kirincich appointed to executive director by the Port of Oswego Authority
By syracuse.com | The Post-Standard
on December 26, 2013 at 2:21 PM, updated December 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kirincich, Zelko N. [MC1981]

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


JFOUND: DiRaimo, Michael J. [MC1974]


Professor of English
MA, Brown University
BA, Manhattan College

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

DiRaimo, Michael J. [MC1974]

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JFOUND: Frank, William J. [MMC1981] "new" from 2000



GEO notes
Volume 2 No. 1 Winter /2000
News and Information for the Construction Industry

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We are pleased to announce that William J. Frank, P.E. has joined us. Bill is a structural engineer with B.E. and M.S. degrees from Manhattan College and Lehigh University respectively. His skills and over 16 years experience in the design and construnction of large highway and bridge projects and as a resident engineer strengthen our ability to serve and expand our services to clients, especially contractors. With this enhanced structural capability we will continue to assist our clients with the design of sheeting, shoring, underpinning, value engineering, foundation engineering, constructibility reviews and temporary structures.

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Frank, William J. [MC????]

[JR: I assume this is “new” because organizations are collecting old content and posting it. Google thinks it’s “new”.]

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Dear John,

Bill is a member of the Class of 1981, but he left that firm and now is on his own. I will get the name of the new organization.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Frank, William J. [MC1981]

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Dear John,

Here is the name of the Company that Bill is now running together with its impressive WEB site: William J. Frank Engineering, P.C. www.wjfrankengineering.com



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Scott, Amanda [MC????] a recruiter with a public meet up invite



Amanda Scott
Location: New York, NY
Member since: October 18, 2013


I am a recruiter at Northwestern Mutual and a Manhattan College alum that is always happy to meet and network with other professionals. Let me know how I can be a help to you!
What industry do you represent?

Financial Services
What type of referral are you looking for?

I am looking to meet motivated, competitive individuals that I can introduce to the financial representative career at my firm. My goal is to help each individual determine if this role is a viable opportunity for them and what success could look like at Northwestern Mutual. This is a terrific career for the right kind of person so I hope to meet as many fantastic individuals as possible!

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Scott, Amanda [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JLINKEDIN: Brennan, Kevin [MC1983] President U.S. Share Plans at Computershare



Brennan, Kevin [MC1983]
President U.S. Share Plans at Computershare
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services


Accomplished Sales and Securities Processing Manager in both the Banking and Brokerage industries with responsibilities ranging from Client Relationships, Sales Leadership, Call Center and Operations Management. Success in all positions has been based on strengths of innovation, flexibility, leadership, as well as the ability to communicate common goals.

Specialties:Sales management, client management and financial services.

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JFACEBOOK: Wrenn, Jamie [MC2013] Works at R WAYYYY



Wrenn, Jamie [MC2013]
Works at R WAYYYY
Studied at Manhattan College
Graduated from Manhattan College
Past: Nanuet Senior High School
Lives in Bronx, New York
From Nanuet, New York

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JNEWS: MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC1989) will be reading on 1/11


MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC1989) will be reading, along with other contributors to the upcoming issue of The Westchester Review, on Saturday 11th January at 2:00 p.m. at the Warner Library, located at 121 Broadway, Route 9, in Tarrytown, New York. Refreshments will be served.



The Westchester Review is published annually. The editors welcome previously unpublished poems, stories and essays by established and emerging writers who have lived, studied or worked in New York's Westchester County area.

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[JR: Liberal Arts grad reading is like fat old white guy injineers doing integrals!]

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JFOUND: Maglio, Michael [MC2007] Actor, EMRM Productions inc.



Maglio, Michael [MC2007]
Actor, EMRM Productions inc.
Mount Vernon, New York
Motion Pictures and Film


I would like to thank everyone for visiting my page. I am 27 years old and now persuing a career in acting and production. I would like to make contacts in this business and also help whoever I can along the way to achieve success as well.

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) quotes Owen McKeon


Dear Friends,

As we approach a New Year, its' Joys and Challenges, I hope that you will not mind that I remind you and thank you for the difference you have made in the lives of so many. Your prayers, kind thoughts, love and respect have been what has defined the Blessings and Support you have shared with and for so many. The lives of our loved ones and beloved friends have been touched and in so many ways been made easier during this part of life's journey by your prayers and faith. Yesterday, during the Mass Of Christian Burial for our Niece Doreen, Father spoke of Doreen having embraced God as an old Friend during her final hours and her ordeal and I could not help but let my mind wander to think of each of you and be thankful for your grace and strength when we pray. As Jim Smith says, " Prayer works." I ask that you take a moment to give thanks for each other and remember those faith filled words of our Lord, ......Where two or more gather in My Name, I Am there among you. I know I don't have the words exactly as they were spoken but we are heard none the less. Thank you. God Bless. As Owen McKeon always said. Your Brother In Christ.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Kavanagh, Kenneth [MC2002] Retired Utilities Professional



Kavanagh, Kenneth [MC2002]
Retired Utilities Professional
Otisville, New York


Forward thinking problem solver. Looks at the big picture and develops an action plan for the safest and most efficient resolution.

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MOBIT: McEntegart, Eileen F. [MCxtrustee? RIP]



Guest Book

McENTEGART--Eileen, F., 84, passed away December 29, 2013, at her home in Katonah, NY.

Born July 1, 1929, she graduated from The College of New Rochelle and earned an MBA from New York University. Her career began at M.W. Kellogg Company as a junior engineer. In 1962 she joined Mobil Corp. as a computer programmer, retiring in 1991 as Manager of United States Computer Operations.

She was on the board of All Saints Catholic Church in Dallas and was an active volunteer in pastoral work and social ministry to prisoners. She was a trustee of Manhattan College.

Visiting hours at Clark's Funeral Home, 2104 Saw Mill River Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY, on Friday, January 3 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, January 4 at 10am at St. Patrick's Church, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY. Burial: Monday, January 6 at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY.

She is survived by her sisters, Mary McEntegart Welch and Kathleen McEntegart; her niece, Mary Christine Welch; nephew-in-law, Daniel Cullen; and grandnieces Nora and Gwenyth Cullen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence House, Inc. 703 Lexington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221.

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 1, 2014


McEntegart, Eileen F. [MCxtrustee? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/guestbook.aspx?n=eileen-mcentegart&pid=168850470&cid=full#sthash.LF9N7kOf.dpbs

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JEMAIL: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) throws a teaser


Hi Folks,

Here's a New Year's Day present from the 13th century to start your year!

Simon and Schuster asked me to write a short story to serve as a teaser for the Something Red novels: Something Red, The Wicked, and the as-yet untitled third volume of the trilogy. S&S will use it in some fashion to promote the books.

Here is the result: The Demon, which takes place before the events of Something Red. The four protagonists of the novels are not present, but it features several major subsidiary characters of those novels.

I hope you enjoy it.

Happy New Year!


Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964)

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


Good Morning All,
We have been asked to pray for Bruce who is having a difficult time in his life. We pray that God's Grace will touch Bruce and help him find his way. Please keep Bruce and his family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Hannafin, Richard [MC????] President at RMH Associates, Inc



Hannafin, Richard [MC????]
President at RMH Associates, Inc
South Orleans, Massachusetts

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Genovese, Joe [MC1973] vp franchise development First Watch restaurants



First Watch hires former Starbucks executive
By Justine Griffin
Published: Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 5:46 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 5:46 p.m.

MANATEE COUNTY - First Watch Restaurants hired its first vice president of franchise development this week, as the Manatee County-based company pursues an aggressive plan to expand nationwide.

Joe Genovese has been hired as the vice president of franchise development for Bradenton-based First Watch restaurants.

Joe Genovese was named to the job, bringing to the First Watch team more than 40 years of restaurant and food service experience at companies like Starbucks and Seattle Coffee Co. Genovese will lead the company's franchising efforts, including sales and development for First Watch.

First Watch, a chain of breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurants, has 115 restaurants across the country. In 2013, the chain opened 14 locations and has nine openings planned for the first half of 2014. There are five in Sarasota and Manatee counties, and 43 restaurants in Florida.

The restaurant chain is the largest daytime-only restaurant concept in the United States. The company has expanded aggressively since being acquired by Los Angeles-based private equity firm Freeman, Spogli & Co. in late 2011.

The majority of locations opened this year were franchises.

“Joe's experience, relationships and success in the industry will be a tremendous asset to our team as we continue our expansion plans for First Watch around the country,” said Ken Pendery, chief executive officer for First Watch, in a statement.

Genovese spent the last 15 years at Starbucks Corp., where he worked as a national account director, vice president and in franchises for the Seattle's Best brand. He also worked as an executive vice president, marketing and chief development officer for AFC Enterprises, a Georgia-based company that owns Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits.

He received his masters of business administration degree at Fordham University in New York and has a bachelor's in business administration from Manhattan College.

First Watch was named as one of the “Next 20” emerging brands by Nation's Restaurant News in 2013.

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Genovese, Joe [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Genovese, Joe [MC1973]

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JLINKEDIN: Murray, Michael [MC1984] Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP



Murray, Michael [MC1984]
Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP
Greater New York City Area
Law Practice

Specialties:Patent matters in high technology areas, including electronics, software and the Internet.

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JLINKEDIN: Zevzavadjian, Bert (MC1991) new job Sales Leadership - Corporate Solutions at LinkedIn



Job Changes

Bert Zevzavadjian has a new job.
Now Sales Leadership - Corporate Solutions at LinkedIn.

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Zevzavadjian, Bert (MC1991)


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MNEWS: Alma Mater blocks a view



Dash Place takes dim view of new Manhattan College building The Riverdale Press
But a new complex on the campus of Manhattan College has obstructed their panoramic vista. Ms. Howard, her husband, son and elderly mother now ...

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JLINKEDIN: McFarland, Matt [MC1989] Manager, Corporate Safety at Con Edison



McFarland, Matt [MC1989]
Manager, Corporate Safety at Con Edison
Greater New York City Area


20 years of experience as a safety and health professional

Specialties:Safety and Industrial Hygiene
Workers' Compensation

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ENDNOTE: Socialists and the Second Amendment



The "Economics" Of Individual Liberty
And The Second Amendment

By L. Neil Smith, lneil@netzero.com.
The Libertarian Enterprise. December 13th 2013
Prepared for Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. JPFO. Inc 2013

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Now here's the thing: socialists don't see it that way. To them, statistics is the key to understanding history and human nature. Human beings are just like batteries to them, or bottles rolling off an assembly line somewhere, In a world of seven billion human beings, in a nation of 330 million, Marginal Utility rules. Any given individual counts for nothing. With a little training, any human being can be unplugged, discarded, and replaced by practically any other human being.

When human beings come to be perceived, by socialist politicians, by socialist bureaucrats, by socialist policemen, by socialist judges, by socialist academics, and by socialist media, as nothing more than indistinguishable, interchangeable units of a commodity, then any public manifestation of individuality -- let alone individualism -- is seen as a threat to be managed. So terrifying do they find it, that they have spent billions of dollars and millions of man-years in order to delegate the recognition and acknowledgment of individuality to machines.

Little wonder that, when the socialist elite decide that not enough of those seven billion units are serving socialist interests, they come to the conclusion that the great majority of them can be discarded. It happened in Armenia, in Nazi Germany, in Soviet Russia, in Red China, in Pol Pot's Cambodia, and it was almost always preceded by sweeping gun confiscation -- or to a population already long since disarmed.

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This is a slam on “social justice” socialist thinking.

It’s everyone’s duty to survive and thrive. We do that best by a level playing field. Same rules for everyone. Keep what you earn.

Not redistribution. No “free lunch”. No force or fraud allowed.

Otherwise, the Gooferment kills us.

Either quickly with their “justice”, or slowly with their “taxes”.


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