JASPER JOTTINGS Week 04 - 2014 January 26    

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



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POSITRACTION: The "real" AJ in the Alabama game


Anyone see the ESPN segment on the “real” AJ.

The Quarterback happens to meet a student with Cerebral Palsy.

The result is the “real” AJ becomes part of the team as an assistant equipment manager.

Nobilisse Oblige

Of those who are given much, much is expected.

A great lesson.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) points out the need for a repeated test! (argh!)


Good Afternoon All,

I ask for your prayers for a friend of the family, Debbie. She is going in on Monday for a Breast Aspiration and she is concerned. The first one done seemed to be non-conclusive and the MDs feel it is necessary to do it again. We pray that the outcome is clear and its' result non-threatening. Please keep Debbie, her husband Tom and their family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) gets a good report


Good Afternoon,
I have just heard from Jim Kennedy whose Wife Allyson has been in our prayers. The MDs said that Allyson made a remarkable recovery and could go home to continue her recovery. Allyson went home on Friday and is doing well, Praise God. As Jim says, " he can't thank you and everyone enough for your prayers." Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
[JR: Good news is always worth says “thanks”.]
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JOY: Tusini, Evan [MC????] engaged



Alta Berger & Evan Tusini
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Berger & Tusini Rosanne Day and David Berger of Allentown are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Alta Berger to Evan Tusini, son of Paul and Kathy Tusini of Boxford Massachusetts. Alta is a 2006 graduate of Parkland High School and 2010 graduate of George Washington University. She is currently in her second year at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx.

Evan is a 2006 graduate of Masconomet Regional High and 2006 graduate of George Washington University. He is finishing a Masters in Civil Engineering at Manhattan College in the Bronx.

A spring 2015 wedding is planned.

Published in the Morning Call on January 19, 2014

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Tusini, Evan [MC????]

[JR: It appears that LEGACY, the obituary site, is expanding out from “deaths” to “engagements”. I’d have rebranded the offering. I guess you could consider an “engagement” another form of “death”? Laugh! Funny what fat old white guy injineers think is funny. Funny peculiar.  ]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has results


Good Afternoon,

We have had Pat Egan in our Prayers as he fights Cancer. Bob Fink asks for our prayers again for Pat as he undergoes Chemo. We pray that the Chemo treatments are successful. Please raise the volume for Pat and his family. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Good Morning All,

We have had Ellen Hays, who has been in Hospice care, in our prayers. Her husband, Fellow Jasper Don Hays '56, has sent an update through Mike McEneney.

"Thanks so much for arranging for all the prayers. They appear to be working! Ellen is pretty much pain free & has regained some appetite. She still tires easily & has lost a lot of weight, but as our pastor said - she's a tough old bird! She is under Hospice care & they are wonderful."

Please keep the volume up for Ellen, Don and their family. We pray in thanks as well for the good work that Hospice care does. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Draeger, Michael [MC1978] new job Senior Subject Matter Expert at Global Asset Management



Michael Draeger has a new job.
Now Senior Subject Matter Expert at Global Asset Management.

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Draeger, Michael [MC1978]

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JNEWS: MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC 1989) gets two more in print


"MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC 1989) will have two poems published in the February 2014 issue of The Lake, an online magazine featuring contemporary poetry."

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


Good Afternoon All,

I hope that you are all where you need to be and are safe from the effects of this current snow accumulation. This too shall pass.

We have a couple of requests for our prayers. Please pray for Louis who is undergoing an operation today. We pray that all goes well, no complications and a quick and complete recovery.

Please keep young Michael in your prayers. He is trying to kick his substance abuse. We pray that his commitment and trust in God brings him through this terrible ordeal. Please keep the volume up.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Balint, William [MC1989] Owner of Balint Consulting



Balint, William [MC1989]
Owner of Balint Consulting
Harrisonburg, Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia Area)
Information Services

Independent business consultant providing varied business analysis and solutions for a small number of private companies. Projects include network design and installation; IP phone system design, installation and administration; custom software design; telecommunications analysis; business forecasting and other business related analysis. Clients include manufacturers, restaurants, business agencies and home businesses.

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JFOUND: Farrel, Kieran [MC1996] Gun Hill Brewery



Gun Hill Brewery Coming Soon to the Bronx

January 21, 2014

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The recent brewery surge in NYC is extending to the Bronx, where Gun Hill Brewery looks like it will be the first to open a physical location in the northernmost borough since Rheingold left in the 1960s (the Bronx Brewery started contract brewing in 2011 and expects to open a brewery in the Bronx this year as well). Gun Hill is founded by Dave Lopez and Kieran Farrel. Chris Sheehan, formerly the head brewer at Manhattan’s Chelsea Brewing Company, is the brewmaster. BeerUnion got in touch with Lopez to see how things are going and what the new brewery’s focus will be.

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Why did you choose to open a brewery in the Bronx?

We chose to open a brewery in the Bronx because Kieran and I have strong ties to the area, and when we began this whole process, there was no brick and mortar brewery in the borough. Kieran was born in the Bronx and lived in the borough for a little over 10 years, including college at Manhattan College. I went to school in the Bronx from Kindergarten through 12th grade. In addition, our baseball team plays all of its home games in the Bronx.

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Farrel, Kieran [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Kieran is a member of the Class of 1996.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Farrel, Kieran [MC1996]

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JHQ: Manhattan College Monthly - January 2014




College Mourns Former Board Member, Eileen McEntegart
Eileen F. McEntegart, a former member of Manhattan College’s board of trustees and retired manager of United States Computer Operations at Mobil Corp., died on Dec. 29. She was 84.

College To Honor STV Group President and CEO at 2014 De La Salle Dinner
Manhattan College will honor Milo Riverso ’81, Ph.D., P.E., CMM, chief executive officer (CEO) and president of STV Group, Inc., one of the nation’s largest engineering and architectural planning, design and construction management firms, with the 2014 De La Salle medal at the College’s annual fundraising dinner on Jan. 23, 2014.

Business Students Blog About Winter Intersession Trip to India
During a 10-day intersession trip to India, School of Business students learned first-hand about business and culture in India through a number of site visits to firms and factories, non-profit organizations and famous landmarks.

On Campus

Nationally Recognized Finance Professor Educates Business Students on Current Trends
The New York Times bestselling author Charles Geisst uses the day’s news to teach students the ins and outs of finance.

Environmental Engineering Professor Inducted into AAEES
The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists™ (AAEES) recently recognized Robert Sharp, Ph.D., P.E., professor of civil and environmental engineering at Manhattan College, as a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE).


Men's Basketball Game vs. Rider to Air on ESPNU
ESPNU and ESPN will broadcast the Manhattan College men's basketball game vs. Rider on Friday, January 24 at 7 p.m. READ MOREĽ

Show Your Jasper Pride in NCAA 6th Fan Contest
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) launched the NCAA 6th Fan contest, an exciting online competition that will determine which Division I school has the most school pride and supportive fans.

Jaspers Win Eight Events at Army Meet
The Manhattan College men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams recorded eight event wins at the Army Four-Way Meet at Gillis Field House on January 11.


Travel with Manhattan College
The Alumni Relations office has partnered with several travel agencies including GoNext, World Cultural Tours and AHI Travel. Each company has created exciting land and sea programs for Manhattan alumni, family and friends to join other Jaspers around the world. Several itineraries are available in 2014.

Register for Regional Alumni Receptions
Join fellow Jaspers at one or more of the upcoming regional alumni receptions in California, Georgia, Florida and Texas.

Save the Date: Reunion Weekend 2014
Mark your calendars for this year’s reunion celebration from Friday, June 6 - Sunday, June 8. Help us plan this special weekend or assist raising funds for your anniversary class gift!

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JFOUND: Socorro, Myrna. M. [MC1985] a Bronx attorney



Socorro, Myrna. M. [MC1985]

Areas of Practice

Residential and Commercial Real Estate (Purchase and Sale)
Commercial Law
Corporate Formation
Real Property Management
Probate and Estate
Advance Directives: Last Will and Testament, Health Care Proxy, Burial Directive
Article 81 Guardianships
Matrimonial Law (Simple Divorces, Separation Agreements, Pre-Nuptial Agreements)

Bar Admissions

New York, 2004
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2004
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2004


Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
J.D. - 2002
Manhattan College, Bronx, New York
B.A. - 1985

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MOBIT: McGee, Phyllis [MCxStaff RIP]



Phyllis McGee (1933 - 2014)

McGee, Phyllis

Phyllis McGee, 80, of Yonkers, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Phyllis was proudly employed at Manhattan College for many years.

She was an avid parishioner of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Yonkers for 45 years and was a lover of nature, especially cardinals.

Phyllis is survived by her loving husband Jim, her beloved children Seamus, Larry, Roseanne Rooney, Martin, and Denise & Jeremy Katz. She is also survived by her adored grandchildren Caitlin, Michael and Alyssa as well as her siblings, Thomas & Dennis Hynes and Mary & Bill O'Connell.

She was predeceased by her siblings Michael & Sally. She was a mother to all and will be missed.

Funeral Mass Saturday 11:30 am at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Yonkers, NY. Cremation will take place privately. The family will be present Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at F. Ruggiero & Sons, Inc. - 732 Yonkers Avenue - Yonkers, NY 10704 (914) 375-1400 - www.ruggieroandsonsfh.com.

Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 23, 2014


McGee, Phyllis [MCxStaff RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=phyllis-mcgee&pid=169228488&cid=full#sthash.VdpjsKVo.dpbs

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Dear John,

Phyllis worked for many years in the Alumni Relations office where she was the one who went out of her way to help any alum that called - always with a smile in her voice. A very nice lady.

May She rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Manhattan Monthly


View all the recent accomplishments and accolades of Manhattan College’s faculty and students.

School of Arts
Cory Blad, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, and the students who participated in the 2013 January Scandinavia program received a personal Christmas card from Jon Gnarr, the Mayor of Reykjavik, whom they met last January while studying in Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland. Dr. Blad is moderating a program there again this month along with Kelly Marin, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, and 18 students.

Nancy Cave, coordinator of the study abroad program, was quoted in A Student Guide to Study Abroad written by Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, Allan Goodman and Sir Cyril Taylor, and published by world leaders in study abroad, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS). “The application process for studying abroad can seem daunting. Students should not underestimate how much time is needed to complete the application process. My observation over the years has been that students who start planning in their freshman year for a semester abroad in their junior year find the process to be less stressful and not so overwhelming,” Cave says.

Psychology major Mary Kate Kelly ’15 is the seventh recipient of an award from the Kate Anne McNeil Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. The McNeil family and friends established this scholarship to memorialize Kate’s life, which was cut short on St. Patrick’s Day 2010. Kate studied abroad in fall 2009 and had a wonderful experience. This scholarship is meant to help other students take advantage of the many historical and cultural opportunities abroad.

The Manhattan College Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center (HGI) and Manhattan College students received several awards from city, state and the Riverdale Jewish Relations for their work on the Beis Menachem of Parkchester Synagogue in the Al-Imaan Mosque project in the East Bronx. Jack Consiglio ’16 and Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D., director of the HGI Center, attended a legislative breakfast to receive five awards on October 20, 2013.

Afridi was featured in “Jews and Muslims: So Far, So Close,” a documentary film by director Karim Miske. The film aired in France in October 2013.

She also had several public speaking engagments in November 2013:

A lecture on “Anti-Semitism and the Rippling Effects of Nazi Propaganda” at Drew University.
The annual Holocaust lecture hosted by Florida International University at the Jewish Museum, Miami, entitled, “Shoah through Muslim Eyes.”
A community talk on “Muslims and the relationship with others” at the Islamic Istanbul Cultural Center, Miami.
Matthew Muehlbauer, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of history, co-authored Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century (Routledge), which was released in December 2013. It is currently available on Routledge.com and T&F eBookStore.

School of Engineering
Anirban De, Ph.D., P.E., associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, presented a lecture, “Modeling the effects of surface blast on underground structures with or without protective barriers” at the 93rd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), held in Washington, D.C., in January 2014. The lecture is based on a paper he published in the conference compendium with coauthors Alberto Morgante (CEEN Class of 2013) and professor Thomas F. Zimmie (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute). The research leading to this work is part of a recently concluded project funded by the National Science Foundation.

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JNEWS: Martin, Lynn [MC1998] CEO, NYSE Liffe U.S. and New York Portfolio Clearing



January 23rd, 2014 | 6:00 am
Voice of Experience: Lynn Martin, CEO, NYSE Liffe U.S. and New York Portfolio Clearing
This week The Glass Hammer is profiling successful women in the derivatives industry.
By Jessica Titlebaum

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Lynn Martin’s father played a large part in getting her to where she is now. As an engineer, he worked long hours and six day weeks, but always made it home in time for family dinner. Following in his footsteps, Martin pursued a career in computer engineering. After graduating magna cum laude from Manhattan College with a BS in Computer Science, she worked full time at IBM and went to graduate school at Columbia University for Mathematical Finance.

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Martin, Lynn [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Lynn is a member of the Class of 1998.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Martin, Lynn [MC1998]

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JFOUND: McFadden, Meghan [MC2004] Accounting at Statewide Abstract Corp.



Statewide Abstract Corp.
202 Mamaroneck Ave - White Plains, NY, 10601

Meghan McFadden


Meghan is a 2004 graduate of Manhattan College where she received her Bachelors of Science in Accounting. After obtaining public experience she joined Statwide in 2005. She has proven to be a great asset, especially with the management of our client escrows.

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McFadden, Meghan [MC2004]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) adds a team member and an intention


Good Afternoon All,

We welcome Neale Riely, Manhattan College, '65 BBA. to our Prayer Group. Neale, of Sandy Hook, N.J. is a Retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force. He is the brother of long time member of our Retreat Team and Prayer Group, Fellow Jasper, Ed Riely and surviving twin of Jack Riely, '65 BA, United States Marine Corps. Thank you for joining us Neale. God Bless.

We have had Ed Riely's Son, Beau, in our prayers. Beau is being treated for a Brain Tumor and I ask that you raise the volume for this good man as we continue to pray for his successful treatment and full recovery. Please keep beau and his Family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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MFOUND: A 1928 loss to MC's mens basketball remembered



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Post: #7
RE: I've pulled up the 1975-76 roster just for old times sake.
To flash back farther:

Quote:The Michigan Collegiate Conference was an athletic conference that existed in the United States for six years,[1] from 1927[2] through 1932.[3]

Formed in December 1926,[4] the members were Michigan State Normal (now Eastern Michigan University),[2] Western State Teachers College (now Western Michigan University),[5] Central State Teachers College (now Central Michigan University),[6] and the College of the City of Detroit (now Wayne State).[7]

Sports sponsored by the MCC included baseball,[1] football,[2] men's basketball,[8] track,[4] and tennis.[4]

Michigan State Normal won the football championship from 1927 through 1930,[9] sharing the championship with Western State Teachers College for a co-championship in 1929.[10]

Western State Teachers College won the baseball championship four years and tied a fifth year.[1]

Detroit City College won the men's basketball championship in 1927-1928,[8] going 18-1 over all, with their sole loss to Manhattan College.[11] Western State won men's basketball championships in 1930, 1931, and 1932.[3]

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JLINKEDIN: Nolan, Thomas J. [MC2005] East Coast Sales Manager Consumer Group at Autodesk


Nolan, Thomas J. [MC2005]
East Coast Sales Manager Consumer Group at Autodesk
New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)


I develop relationships with clients and agencies, and bring in revenue for Autodesk--through selling our various digital, event and custom published media solutions.


•Identifying key decision makers via business intelligence and client referrals
•Developing actionable strategic account plans that map to client goals
•Documenting client requirements, uncovering synergies and deploying solutions to drive enterprise value
•Differentiating solutions with professional services to meet current and long term strategic objectives
•Negotiating multi-year contracts to ensure revenue retention

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ENDNOTE: The Nuns and the President


Obama Mugs the Little Sisters of the Poor – LewRockwell.com  http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/andrew-p-napolit…

The Nuns and the President
By Andrew P. Napolitano
January 16, 2014

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What is wrong with Obama that he would employ lawyers to do this? For starters, he does not believe in natural rights. He accepts the perverse view — known as positivism — that our rights come not from God, but from the government. This is not an academic argument, as, in the president’s world, if the government is the source of freedom, then the government can restrict it. This is, of course, the opposite view from that of Judeo-Christian values, the Framers, the Constitution and American law; thus it violates the oath of office the president took.

But just as troubling as his attitude about the origin of personal freedoms is the president’s attitude about the exercise of personal freedoms. Throughout his presidency, he has taken the position that he, and he alone, possesses the power to dispense with the obligations of federal laws when they are too burdensome and even to ignore them. He has bombed other countries without congressional approval, spied on all Americans without lawful warrants specifying any of them, enforced environmental regulations that Congress declined to enact, and declined to enforce or delayed the onset of sections of Obamacare that offend his friends. He has done this for political reasons when his colleagues and supporters have asked it of him.

So, what about the nuns? Nuns who own no personal property, nuns who spend their lives ministering to the poor, nuns who will never have the need for contraceptive or sterilization or abortion services, nuns not involved in politics but deeply committed to well-formed consciences? Can he give them a break, too? In a word: No. His Department of (political) Justice has vigorously resisted the nuns and even mocked them. It has demanded that they assert in writing what their religious beliefs are and that they permit others to pay for the contraceptive, sterilization and abortion services they do not want, cannot use and profoundly condemn.

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When before I asserted that there was more of a “war against religion, Catholics, morality, and liberty” than a “war” on anything else, I was ridiculed.

Anyone care to recant that skepticism?

This is a national disaster.

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