JASPER JOTTINGS Week 34 - 2014 Aug 24    

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2014/jj2014W34.html

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POSITRACTION: One man's "farewell" email

2014-Aug-17

My Farewell
Posted: 07/28/2014 7:46 am EDT Updated: 07/28/2014 8:59 am EDT

John Donnelly is an 82-year-old retired public relations executive who has held senior positions in industry, government and the non-profit sector. He was diagnosed with liver cancer several months ago and is keeping busy trying to get his affairs in order. He has left instructions that in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory be directed to Smile Train in the hope at least some will remember him with a smile on their face.

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When I learned I had terminal cancer, I sent an email announcement to virtually everyone I know.

I did not want to slip away unnoticed. When the time comes, my obit in the newspaper will be seen by some. But I wanted my friends, relatives and colleagues in all the places I have lived and worked to know and the only way to do it was through the Internet. I couldn't just call up people -- some I hadn't seen for years -- and say "Guess what? I have cancer!" Email may be impersonal, but it gets you there.

Timing was another factor. One of my doctors hinted I might only have six months or so; others offered no predictions, but I got no encouragement to think long-term. My depleting energy level suggested it would be prudent not to wait too long to say my farewells.

A certain amount of egotism was at play, too. I was, after all, in the PR business all my life, a profession in which modesty is not overly prized. So yes, I wanted to be remembered for some of my accomplishments.

In addition to having been a corporate VP of Fortune 500 companies, I was vice president of the MS Society, where I played a key role in the creation of a major national advocacy organization for medical research (Research!America). And as head of media relations for NASA, I negotiated the public information agreement with the Soviet Union for the Apollo/Soyuz mission. (These I knew would undoubtedly come as some surprise to a lot of those who knew me way back when I was a high school dropout, a teenage sailor, a longshoreman on the West Side piers, driving a cab or working on a beer truck.)

One other thing that prompted me to act was the fact that I discovered too late that I really knew so little about so many deceased friends and colleagues, and only found out about some of their remarkable exploits and achievements when reading their obituaries.

How many times after belatedly learning that a deceased neighbor or co-worker had been a WWII War ace, a former Olympian, a Holocaust survivor or a POW did I exclaim to myself, "God, I wish I had known that while he was living!" Not saying my own relatively humble accomplishments compare, but I thought they might be of interest to some and informative to others who had lost track of me over the years.

When I sent my farewell note, it was to deliver a message, and I had no idea what kind of responses to expect. I still can't believe what I got -- an overwhelming outpouring of warmth and love. I never knew that so many people liked and even loved me. More than a few were testimonials recalling how I had helped them personally or professionally. One even swore I had saved her life. Others praised me as a good boss, a good friend and a benefactor.

What especially heightened my delight and surprise by this heartwarming response was a humbling experience that occurred just a few months earlier (before my own diagnosis). I had attended a funeral on Long Island for a very dear old friend who just happened to be one of the most popular guys ever. His wake was so crowded you could sell tickets to get in. I thought by comparison they'll have to offer free ice cream just to fill enough seats for a decent turnout at mine.

Not that I ever lacked a favorable opinion of myself. I'm a smart, fairly good-looking guy with a good sense of humor, a strong work ethic and certain other qualities. Unlike my popular friend, however, I have some less endearing traits.

On the other side of my personal balance sheet are some liabilities that offset those on the asset side.

I am too opinionated, too judgmental and too often too quick-tempered. Given these flaws, I never honestly considered myself likely to win a Mr. Nice Guy award. Nor did I actually ever work at achieving popularity the way some people do by trying so hard to be agreeable all the time.

So it was quite a boost to my morale, when I really needed it, to find my mailbox filled with expressions of love, admiration and appreciation from all over the country. I guess I never realized how much I wanted others to care about me. I do now.

I'll find out soon enough if Somebody Up There Likes Me, but if everyone who has promised to pray for me does, I should at least have the benefit of a good introduction, if not a free pass, when the time comes. In the meantime, it is truly comforting to have the support of so many friends.

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I find it is “positive” if one recognizes one’s own mortality.

What good works did I DO today to ensure, that if there is a life after, you’re getting the “good” end.

If there’s is NO life after, what good works did I do today and how did that make me feel. (Usually if I do “good”, then I feel “good”.)

I read the obits for our fellow alums and always wished I knew their stories.

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Tech problems and a mistake in Issue #33 Aug 17th

2014-Aug-17

Argh!

A load of techie problems this week and one mistake on my part.

First the mistake. I omitted “headlining” one story hence it’s not in the index.

JFOUND: Kay, Pablo [MC????] Editorial Assistant @NBCLA

http://goo.gl/ZYLj9z

Sorry.

Second the technical problems.

It appears that Yahoo smashed all the text in each story together. I assure you it was NOT like that in the approval version.

It appears that this week’s issue triggers some spam filters. No idea why? But the copies I send to my self, to ensure it goes out to you, went into Yahoo’s own spam folder even though Yahoo sent it. Frustrating?

In one of the MAILCHIP test copies, it looks like the pictures were lost in transit. No idea why just that one?

So your issue maybe badly formatted, not arrive, or missing the pictures.

So, as a result, I placed a corrected version on the website, also on the weekly site, and updated the index on the daily site. Per my policy of “only one email per week”, I did NOT resend the Yahoo email blast. If you want another email of the corrected version, just email me.

So starts another wonderful week in the World of Technology.

Hope you enjoy my techie adventures and the weekly Jottings.

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JTWITTER: Dollaz, Maeve [MC????] Womens Basketball #31

2014-Aug-17

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM ...

https://twitter.com/Maeveyyybaby

Dollaz, Maeve [MC????]
@Maeveyyybaby
Manhattan College Womens Basketball #31

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JUPDATE: Blauner, Steven K. [MC1984 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2014-Aug-17

[JR: Originally reported at http://goo.gl/6hwCzv ]

JOBIT: Blauner, Steven K. [MC1984 RIP]
2014-Aug-16

http://obituaries.triblive.com/listing/243418/Steven-K-Blauner/

Blauner, Steven K. 56
Latrobe

Steven K. Blauner, 56, of Latrobe, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at his residence.

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Dear John,

I believe that Steven is a member of the Class of 1984.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Blauner, Steven K. [MC1984 RIP]

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JFOUND: Paladino, Robert C. [MC1972] founder Jasper Energy LLC

2014-Aug-17

http://www.qprc.com/InvestorRelations/BoardofDirectors.aspx

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Quest Patent Research Corporation
Purchase, NY 10577

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ROBERT C. PALADINO

Robert C. Paladino has been a director since March 2014. Mr. Paladino is founder and president of Jasper Energy LLC, which provides services in the environmental and energy sectors, a position he has held since November 2002. From October 2001 to March 2003, Mr. Paladino was president of York Research Corporation, a developer/owner/operator of electric generating facilities including cogeneration and renewable energy facilities in the renewable energy field. He joined York Research in 1987 as executive vice president of business development and operations. From 1980 to 1987, Mr. Paladino was senior vice president and general counsel for NDS Technologies Group, an engineering and manufacturing company that served electric utility and employed power companies worldwide. Mr. Paladino currently serves as a commissioner in the County of Westchester Public Utility Services Agency. Mr. Paladino received his B.S. in chemical engineering and his M.S. in environmental engineering from Manhattan College and his J.D. from George Washington University.

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Paladino, Robert C. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1972.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Paladino, Robert C. [MC1972]

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JFACEBOOK: Dummeyer, Katy Bevan [MC????] in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania

2014-Aug-17

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM ...

https://www.facebook.com/kbevan1984

Dummeyer, Katy Bevan [MC????]

2014 08 13 katy

Marketing Supervisor at CRS Advanced Technology
Studied Communications at Manhattan College
Past: Bishop McDevitt
Lives in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
From Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

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[JR: Appears “we” missed the Wedding news back in March? A belated Mozel Tov!]

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Dear John,

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

                             Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFACEBOOK: O’Neill, Rick [MC1961] in Jupiter, Florida

2014-Aug-17

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM ...

https://www.facebook.com/rick.oneill.319

O’Neill, Rick [MC????]

Works at U.S. Navy & Postal Service Retired
Studied at Manhattan College
Past: Sacred Heart
Lives in Jupiter, Florida
From Bronx, New York

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Dear John,

I believe that Rick is a member of the Class of 1961.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Neill, Rick [MC1961]

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JFACEBOOK: Logrippo, Phil [MC2010] Program Manager at DuPont

2014-Aug-18

http://www.linkedin.com/in/phillogrippo

Logrippo, Phil [MC2010]
Program Manager at DuPont
Greater Philadelphia Area   
Chemicals

Summary

Main goal is to continue learning and have rewarding career which, presents new unique challenges

Contributing Author: “Mass Transfer for Practicing Engineers” L. Theodore, F. Ricci, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken NJ, 2010.

Contributing Author: Leon, Lorraine, Phil Logrippo, and Raymond Tu. "Self-Assembly of rationally Designed Peptides under Two-Dimensional Confinement." Biophysical Journal 99 (Nov. 2010): 2888-2895. Print.

Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, November 2012

Specialties: Communication skills, Aspen, HYSYS, Lotus Notes, Mathematica, MATLAB, Minitab, NEXUS, PRO II, SAP, Visual Basic for ApplicationsMicrosoft Applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Outlook

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CORRECTION: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) Anniversary Gala Honoree in 2013

2014-Aug-18

[JR: I have created a new category call “correction”.]

JFOUND: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) Anniversary Gala Honoree in 2013
2014-Aug-15

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Hmm, how can we razz him? The other two Honorees did something; so his is for longevity? Seriously, congrats to Jasper Mike without whom I’d have given up Jottings years ago.]

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Dear John,

Thanks for the nice words, but this Gala took place LAST November! Nearly 500 folks attended and it was a great affair!

Best,

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Egg on my face. I didn’t realize it was last year. Laff. I love how Google decides what’s new. Must have an ad or something on the page that was updated and applied across the site. Oh well, I am sure it was worth mentioning again. I take editorial notice that none of the regular readers mentioned it was “stale”. Knock, knock, is this thing on?]

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MFOUND: McKeever [MCattendee RIP] died 13 years ago

2014-Aug-18

https://irishinvestigations.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/a-most-basic-question-i-never-thought-to-ask-my-father/

Jim McKeever

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A most basic question I never thought to ask my father
Posted on October 8, 2013 by Jim McKeever

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I was sharing some family history to a dear friend of mine, telling her how my dad had been forced to drop out of college after his father died.

“What was he going to study?” she asked.

I didn’t know. And realizing I didn’t know what my own father had hoped to do with his life has been bugging me ever since.

Growing up, all I knew was that he dropped out of Manhattan College after one year because his father had died after complications from prostate surgery. My dad moved back home to work and to help provide for his mother.

(I also remember hearing that his first job paid $5 a week. Yes, a week.)

He later served in the Army during World War II; I remember stories of him guarding German prisoners of war. He then went to work for the U.S. Postal Service, married my mom and raised a family.

Those were the essential elements of my dad’s narrative, the Reader’s Digest version of his life I carried around in my head like a handy reference guide.

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My dad died 13 years ago.

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[JR: An unknown potential Jasper, who could not finish school, die to responsibilities. Sounds like a great person. A moving tale of a good man.]

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JUPDATE: Stark, Charles [MC1978] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2014-Aug-18

[Originally at: http://goo.gl/DBerHI]

JNEWS: Stark, Charles [MC1978] Silver Line Phase II
2014-Aug-12

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Dear John,

I believe that Charles is a member of the Class of 1978.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Stark, Charles [MC1978]

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JBLOGGER: Brennan, Sean Patrick [MC1997] newest book The Papal Visitor

2014-Aug-18

http://seanpatrickbrennan.blogspot.com/

Malverne, New York, United States

Sean Patrick Brennan is the author of two novels, available for purchase on Amazon and online bookstores everywhere. Order his newest book, The Papal Visitor, at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1495997561. An accomplished writer with a unique background and history that's hard to match, Sean is also a former monk, Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol deputy, and occasional GLBT activist. His love of spirituality and life in general is evidenced in his passionate writing and thought-provoking essays.

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Publishing
Occupation Writer
Location Malverne, New York, United States

Introduction Sean Patrick Brennan is the author of two novels, available for purchase on Amazon and online bookstores everywhere. Order his newest book, The Papal Visitor, at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1495997561. An accomplished writer with a unique background and history that's hard to match, Sean is also a former monk, Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol deputy, and occasional GLBT activist. His love of spirituality and life in general is evidenced in his passionate writing and thought-provoking essays.

Interests Freelance writer and expert proofreader from Long Island. E-mail me anytime at {Privacy Invoked}.
Favorite Movies L.A. Story
Favorite Music Billy Elliot The Musical, The Smiths, Morrissey, The Cure, Grey Revell, Enya, Broadway Musicals, any really good music
Favorite Books Harry Potter series, Good Omens, Wayne Dyer books

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Brennan, Sean Patrick [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Sean is a member of the Class of 1997.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brennan, Sean Patrick [MC1997]

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JOBIT: Horgan, John [MC1961 RIP]

2014-Aug-18

Good Morning All,

It is with sadness that I share the news that Fellow Jasper John Horgan '61A has died. It was just last week that Father Erwin asked to place John on our Prayer list as he was being treated for Leukemia. Father Erwin has just let Tom McCarthy and us know. Thank you Irwin for contacting us. John died of Leukemia quite suddenly. Father Erwin spoke with Mrs. Horgan on Friday and John died on Saturday. John and Father Erwin go back a long time as Classmates and friends. Erwin was Best Man at John and Barbara's Wedding. I have included below the Obituary for John as posted in Wappinger Falls, New York. Please pray for the repose of the soul of this good man, for his wife Barbara and their Family that they may find peace in the certain knowledge that John, though greatly missed, is at peace in God's Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Obituary for John Horgan

WAPPINGERS FALLS– John J. Horgan, Jr., 74, an area resident since 1964, died on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center.

Born in Catskill, NY on April 16, 1940, he was the son of John J. Horgan and Susan M. McNulty. On September 9, 1961 he married Barbara Hillman in Brooklyn, NY.

John was a teacher and administrator with Wappingers Central School District for over 30 years. He was active in many volunteer and Board roles including Vice President and President of the NY State Certified Swim Official Association, the Board of Governors of the United Way of Dutchess County, President of the Board of Directors for the Wappingers Playgroup, and he served on the Board of Directors of the Vassar-Werner Home.

John is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, John Brian Horgan of Hudson, OH, Ann Horgan and her partner Patricia Maguire of Arlington, MA, Chris Horgan and his wife Kris Ellen of Franklin Lakes, NJ, Joan Horgan of Orlando, FL, Maura Horgan of Newark, OH, and Claire Horgan Hanna and her husband Jeff of Malvern, PA; his 11 grandchildren, John Brendan, Stuart, Emma, Colin, Christian, Alexander, Kaitlyn, Henry, Conor, Grace, and Vivienne.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 7-8:30pm and Wednesday from 9-11am at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11am at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction followed by interment at St. Denis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the March of Dimes, 580 White Plains Rd., Ste. 445 Tarrytown, NY 10591.

For memorial donations, driving directions or online condolences, please visit John’s Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Phil. Much appreciated. Alma Mater not mentioned so it slips under my “radar”.]

Obit: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/poughkeepsiejournal/obituary.aspx?n=John-Horgan&pid=172146888

Horgan, John [MC1961 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/poughkeepsiejournal/john-horgan-condolences/172146888?cid=full#sthash.UWnzLAmB.dpbs

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JFOUND: McAuliffe, John [MC1951?] read the GOT books

2014-Aug-18

http://thestashed.com/author/john-mcauliffe/


John McAuliffe

John McAuliffe is a Manhattan College graduate hailing from the Wu-Tang inhabited Staten Island, New York. His weekends are filled with a combination of football and futbol alongside a cold beer. When he isn't writing about or watching sports, John likes figure out how not to sound like a jerk when he tells people he has read all the Game Of Thrones books.

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McAuliffe, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I find a John J. McAuliffe in the Class of 1951, but he does not reside in Staten Island, I do not find any other John.

                            Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McAuliffe, John [MC1951?]

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JFOUND: Scandalios, Katie [MC1992] Sales Associate Montclair, NJ

2014-Aug-18

http://www.trulia.com/blog/richard_stanton/2014/07/welcome_to_our_new_agent_katie_scandalios

Stanton Company is thrilled to welcome Katie Scandalios as a Sales Associate.

Katie grew up in Nutley, NJ.  A graduate of Manhattan College, Katie was a publicist in the music industry before moving with her family from Manhattan to Montclair in 2002.  She is a musician and teacher at Music Together of Montclair, an innovative family music and movement program.

Katie lives in Montclair with her husband and their three children, all of whom attend Montclair public schools.

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Scandalios, Katie [MC1992]

[JR: Montclair, NJ ]

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JHQ: The Lasallian mission and the challenges of urban education

2014-Aug-19

http://manhattan.edu/news/manhattan-college-teams-alum-give-local-middle-school-students-roadmap-success

MANHATTAN COLLEGE TEAMS UP WITH ALUM TO GIVE LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS A ROADMAP TO SUCCESS

 

DREAM University, a new five-week literacy and physical education program at Manhattan College, helps students maintain skill sets and active lifestyles during the summer.

Summertime can be a time of joy and relaxation. But for many young students, particularly disadvantaged youth, summer vacation often results in too much time spent on the couch and a loss of months of grade-level equivalency.

Following De La Salle’s commitment to education as a means to transform lives, Manhattan College’s School of Education and Health partnered with DREAM Charter School in East Harlem to establish DREAM University (DU), a five-week academic and athletic enrichment program for rising seventh graders held on Manhattan College’s campus.

“We often conceptualize the Lasallian mission and how to pair it with the challenges of urban education,” says Shawn Ladda, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology, who helped establish the program at the College. “DU is living proof of how the two can thrive together.”

DU, which was launched in July, is designed to ensure students maintain or increase their reading and math literacy while also maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle through guided sport sessions.

Alumnus Brett Fazio ’99, dean of DREAM, developed the program with Ladda and William Merriman Ph.D., dean of the School of Education and Health, as well as DREAM’s parent organization Harlem RBI.

“We want to prevent reading and math literacy summer regression, and this year we offered a health component,” Fazio says, noting the importance of health education at this stage in adolescent stage. “What is equally important is giving our DU participants a real college experience: going to class, feeling what it’s like to sit and learn in a college classroom and realizing that graduating from college is attainable.”

Fazio, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1999, joined DREAM because he was attracted to the school’s health and wellness approach. Over the years he’s built a Jasper dream team; Kaitlin Rodriguez ’11 and Christine Scott ’13 head up the school’s physical education department.

He chose a similar strategy when it came to DU, employing five education students as teaching assistants for the program: physical education major Angel Martinez ’16, secondary education major Andy Gonzalez ’17, and elementary education/special education majors Alison Sweeney ’15, Lendita Drenica ’15 and Sarah Fitzgerald ’14.

Each of the five participating Jaspers received pre-program instruction and mentoring from Fazio and his fellow DREAM educators in addition to a stipend. As part of their duties, the teaching assistants worked to uncover each student’s learning style and assembled that information into what Fazio calls a “roadmap to success.” This information will be disseminated to their seventh grade teachers who can use it to inform lesson plans from the very beginning of the year.

“One discovery I have made this summer is the incredible benefit of small class sizes,” says Fitzgerald, who served as a teaching assistant. “I had 13 to 14 students in my group each day and I got to know each student on a personal level. It helped me better understand how they learned best and what I could do to assist them in all subjects.”

Martinez, who served as the physical education coach, was in charge of teaching the students sports that DREAM will be implementing this fall.

“DU was a great experience because it let me put into practice what I’ve learned in class,” he says. “I’ve discovered a lot from working with the kids but I’ve also learned from Dr. Ladda. It’s been good to hear her feedback and then be able to put that into practice.”

With newfound confidence in the classroom, both Fitzgerald and Martinez plan to stay local to continue working with similar New York City communities after graduation.

“Interacting and seeing the positive influence that you have with these kids at a crucial age is so rewarding,” Martinez says.

Fitzgerald adds, “I am finishing up my certifications now, and I cannot wait to go on to become a teacher!”

Posted on August 15, 2014

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JFOUND: Gong, Mike R. [MC2007] freelance cinematographer

2014-Aug-19

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/grace-short-film

Mike Gong, the director of photography, freelances as a cinematographer, photographer and videographer in New York. During August 2009 he took and passed a Tiffen Steadicam course for the Pilot and FlyerLE systems. He also holds a BSCE from Manhattan College and a valid FCC extra class amateur radio license with 5 wpm morse code certifcation.

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http://mikergong.com/main.html

Mike R. Gong

Mike freelances as a cinematographer, photographer and videographer in New York. During August 2009 he took and passed a Tiffen Steadicam course for the Pilot and FlyerLE systems. He also holds a BSCE from Manhattan College and a valid FCC extra class amateur radio license with 5 wpm morse code certifcation.

In 2005 he began exploring the world of photography, volunteering as a photographer for the Manhattan College Quadrangle Newspaper as well as photographing architecture and lanscapes in his spare time. He taught himself the basics of using DSLRs, learning both Canon and Nikon systems and became familiar with off camera strobe lighting techiques. After graduating he began learning the basics of editing both photos and video using Sony Vegas and Adobe Photoshop while attending graduate school for computer engineering at Manhattan College.

In 2009 Mike decided to jump into the world of videography with the purchase of a used Panasonic DVX100A. While learning the differences between the still and motion picture Mike also began exploring portrait photography. He learned to work with many talented people from models, designers, stylists, hair and makeup artists to produce amazing artwork. He picked up practical experience shooting in studio and on location. Mike honed his technical expertise in lighting and composition in non-ideal environments. At the same time he was also refining his videography skills covering various events including sports and weddings while working with Alesca Productions. This was all done while he attended graduate school.

After learning the basics of videography Mike began to freelance part time with the Examiner News paper as a photographer, starting in 2010. In addition to this he began to explore the independent film industry by working on set as a stills photographer. Shortly thereafter he began learning the different production roles of each department and started learning how to operate a sound mixer and boom mic.

In early 2011 Mike saw his first chance to take on the role of a cinematographer on a friend's independent movie trailer. Since then Mike has worked on many projects as a camera operator, cinematographer and director of photography. He's also worked as an AC, gaffer, PA, sound mixer, boom op, grip, electric, and associate producer.

In his spare time Mike likes to read, hike, camp, collect fossils, and homebrew electronic gadgets. He also can sometimes be found composing music in FL and Cubase along with his brother Jon.

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Gong, Mike R. [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 2007.

                                  Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
 
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
 
Gong, Mike R. [MC2007]
 
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JOBIT: Travis, Mary Kathryn ‘Kathy’ Davis [MC1977 RIP]

2014-Aug-19

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Mary-Travis&pid=172156898

Mary Kathryn Travis
Obituary


Travis, Mary Kathryn

Mary Kathryn "Kathy" Travis left us on August 16th at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, NY, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. During her illness, she showed great bravery and will always be an inspiration to us all.

Kathy was born September 7, 1955 in Peekskill, NY, the second daughter and third child of Helen Burchetta and Robert Davis; she was married to Robert Travis in 1978.

Kathy received her undergraduate degree from Manhattan College and her graduate degree from Manhattanville, and had a successful career at I.B.M.

After I.B.M., Kathy pursued her passions for gardening, travel and volunteering. She spent countless joy-filled days at Wildflower Island at Teatown Reservation, identifying native plant species for guest tours and friends, and was a member of New Horizons Garden club where she served as secretary. She treasured May and October trips to Mt. Desert Island, Maine, walking the trails with field guide in hand, eagerly seeking out new and familiar plants in the wild. She also found great joy in the gardens at Lasdon, and the Asticou, Thuya, and Wildflowers of Acadia gardens on Mt. Desert.

At her home Kathy cultivated plants both indoors and out, expertly tending to her orchids and savoring her time in the wildflower gardens surrounding her home.

Kathy was a volunteer at Boys and Girls Club in Mt. Kisco where she received the honor of volunteer of the year. She also gave her time to Hudson Valley Hospital and conducted wildlife exhibits for children at Teatown, where she delighted in displaying various critters for her young audiences.

Kathy is survived by her husband Robert, mother Helen, her beloved dachshund "Pearldog" and siblings Bob Davis and wife Patty, Rich Davis and wife Gerilyn, Nancy Davis-Ziegelbauer, Steve Davis and Carol Davis. Her in-laws include Ken Travis Sr., Ken Travis Jr. and wife Marge, Maura Jean Travis-Haviland and husband Charles, and David Travis and wife Judy, along with many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions in Kathy’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society or Teatown Reservation in Yorktown, NY. She will be forever in our hearts.

Arrangements by Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home, Peekskill.

Published in the The Journal News on Aug. 19, 2014

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Travis, Mary Kathryn ‘Kathy’ [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/mary-kathryn-travis-condolences/172156898?cid=full#sthash.gOlBMgZO.dpbs

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RE: Travis, Mary Kathryn ‘Kathy (Nee Davis)‘ 77 BA, RIP

Good Morning All,

Our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Mary Kathryn Travis '77 BA of Yorktown Heights.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

Travis, Mary Kathryn ‘Kathy’ [MC1977 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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Dear John,

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

May She Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Durkee, John A. [MC1987] President The Auxiliary Products

2014-Aug-19

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=27199654&ticker=GLPW&previousCapId=823791&previousTitle=GLOBAL%20POWER%20EQUIPMENT%20GROUP


Executive Profile*
John A. Durkee
President of The Auxiliary Products, Global Power Equipment Group Inc.


Mr. John A. Durkee has been the President of the Auxiliary Products at Global Power Equipment Group Inc. since October 1, 2013.

Mr. Durkee served as Vice President of Operations-Northern Region at Brand Services Inc. since January 2006.

He has over 25 years of global experience in the energy sector, providing engineering services to industrial and power generation markets with an emphasis on U.S. utilities.

Prior to joining Global Power, he managed the North American Power and Industrial Engineering and Construction Services business of SNC Lavalin. He served as the President of East Region at Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, Inc. (formerly, Brand Energy, Inc.) since January 2006 and oversaw and implemented strategic and tactical growth initiatives. Prior to Brand, Mr. Durkee spent 15 years in various positions of leadership at General Electric (GE Energy) and served as its General Manager of the Northern Region for Energy Services.

He is a Six Sigma Certified. Mr. Durkee received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. He is a graduate of the GE Field Engineering Program.

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Durkee, John A. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

                                               Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Durkee, John A. [MC1987]

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MTWITTER: @MCJasperDancers on Instagram

2014-Aug-19

http://instagram.com/MCJasperDancers

mcjasperdancers

Manhattan College Dance Team Official Instagram of the Manhattan College Jasper Dancers 💚

Twitter:@MCJasperDancers
Email:JasperDancers@mahattan.edu

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JFOUND: Zander, Patricia [MC1996] Assistant PM STV Construction

2014-Aug-19

http://www.indeed.com/r/Patricia-Zander/38bfd52a35e13eb4

Patricia Zander
Assistant Project Manager/ LEED Compliance Officer - STV Construction, Inc

New York, NY

To develop strategic sustainable practices for the built environment.

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Zander, Patricia [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Zander, Patricia [MC1996]

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JEMAIL: The Arabic letter "N" from McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2014-Aug-19

2014 08 19 arabic N

Dear John,

At Mass on Sunday the Celebrant distributed a two sided prayer card,

The one side said: The symbol, the Arabic letter "N" for "Nazarene" is being used to Mark Christians for persecution.

"We wish to scream, but there are no ears that wish to hear." (Chaldean Bishop Francis Kalabat)

For the first time in 1,600 years, there is no Sunday Mass in Mosul, Iraq.

"Every day there is a sword in our hearts." (Father Bazz, Saint Petr's Chaldean Church, San Deigo.)

The other side has this prayer:

LORD,
The plight of our brothers and sisters is deep and the suffering of Christians is severe and frightening.
Therefore, we ask you Lord to spare their lives to grant them patience and courage to continue their
witness of Christian values with trust and hope.
Lord, peace is the foundation of life; Grant us the peace and stability that will enable us to live with
each other without fear and anxiety, and with dignity and joy.
Glory be to you forever.


I thought that was worth sharing,

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I agree!]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JOBIT: Keogh, Michael John [MC???? RIP]

2014-Aug-19

http://www.thepilot.com/obituaries/michael-j-keogh/article_8c757be2-27ba-11e4-96d0-001a4bcf6878.html

Michael J. Keogh
Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:12 pm

Michael John Keogh, Ph.D., of Pinehurst, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at his home. He was 77.

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., Michael earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and his doctorate from Purdue University. He lived for many years in Bridgewater, N.J., before retiring and relocating with his wife, Paula, to Pinehurst in 1998.

Michael worked in research and development for Union Carbide from the early 1960s until his retirement in 1998. He became a Union Carbide Corporate Research Fellow in 1988. A renowned scientist recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise, he was a frequently invited lecturer and published innumerable patents and scientific papers throughout his career. Following retirement, he volunteered for many years as a chemistry and math tutor at Sandhills Community College.

Mike was an incredible husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle, teacher, coach, mentor, athlete, supporter, protector, and role model. Beyond his many professional and personal accomplishments, he will be most fondly remembered for his remarkable wit and his boundless devotion to his family.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Paula Jones Keogh; his three children, Dr. Michael James Keogh, Laura Keogh Putnam and her husband, Bill, and Dr. Christine Keogh Stone and her husband, Brett; his three grandchildren, Michael Christopher Keogh, Allison Christine Keogh and Tyler Michael Putnam; and his three siblings, Catherine Murray, Patrick Keogh and John Keogh.

A funeral Mass, with Father Joseph G. Mulroney presiding, will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 300 Dundee Road, Pinehurst.

Following the funeral Mass, the rite of committal will be held at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Southern Pines. A reception will then be held in Founders Hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. For further information or to send a condolence, go to www.bolesfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Michael’s memory be made to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), 4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 202, Bethesda, MD 20814, phone: (301) 215-9099. Online contributions can be made at http://www.bcan.org/engage/donate-now/.

Boles Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. in Southern Pines will be assisting the family.

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Keogh, Michael John [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.bolesfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/1930711/Keogh-Michael/leave-condolence.php

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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Dear John,

           I do not find anything for Michael J. in my 'stuff'.

               May He Rest In Peace.

                              Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFACEBOOK: Taft, Charles Jr. [MC2006] Senior Engineer at Rennia Engineering Design

2014-Aug-20

https://www.facebook.com/charles.j.taft.3/about

Taft, Charles Jr. [MC????]

Senior Engineer at Rennia Engineering Design
Past: Deerkoski Engineering

Studied Structural Engineering at Manhattan College
Past: John Jay High School

Married to Aimee Taft
7 family members

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Dear John,

I believe that Charles is a member of the Class of 2006.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Taft, Charles Jr. [MC2006]

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MOBIT: Theroux, Michael E. [MCattendee RIP]

2014-Aug-20

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/unionleader/obituary.aspx?n=michael-e-theroux&pid=172176756&fhid=4672&eid=sp_ommatch

Michael E. Theroux
Obituary


MERRIMACK - Michael E. Theroux, 67, of Merrimack passed away Aug. 17, 2014, at the Community Hospice Center in Merrimack after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Holyoke, Mass., on March 25, 1947, the son of the late Edward J. and Mary R. (Shea) Theroux of Beaufort, S.C., previously from Amherst and Nashua.

Michael was a longtime resident of Merrimack and graduated from Bishop Bradley High School in Manchester in 1965. He attended Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York, for one year before joining the U.S. Marine Corps. During his two years in the Marines, Michael did a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam, where he attained the rank of corporal.

Upon his discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps, Michael went to work for Anheuser-Busch in Merrimack before the plant was even open for the production of beer. He was a faithful employee of that company for 37 years before his retirement in June 2007.

Michael married Linda A. Maskiewicz in December 1970.

Michael enjoyed sports, and in his younger years, played on many slow pitch softball teams. He was an avid Patriots and Bruins fan. Michael spent most of his early years residing in a Long Island suburb of New York City, where he developed a lifelong love for the New York Yankees.

Michael was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8641 in Merrimack and the American Legion Post 9 in Derry. He was passionate about his work with and for the VFW. He served in numerous capacities at his local VFW Post in Merrimack, including quartermaster, senior vice commander and surgeon. At the Department (state) level, in 2011-2012, Michael served as special aide-de-camp for the past national commander-in-chief of the VFW, Richard Denoyer, and as sergeant-at-arms at 2012, 2013 and 2014 Department conventions. At the time of his death, Michael was the current sergeant-at-arms of the Department of New Hampshire VFW for 2014-2015 year.

Members of his family include his wife, Linda A. Theroux; daughter Audra C. Theroux of Merrimack; daughter and son-in-law April and David Wisler of Manchester; grandson Dominic Theroux of Merrimack; and sister Mary Ellen Theroux of Beaufort, S.C..

SERVICES: Calling hours will be at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, on Sunday, Aug. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 25, at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Merrimack with a "Celebration of Life" to follow at the Merrimack VFW. Interment will be at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226.

For more information or to sign an online guest register, go to rivetfuneralhome.com.

Published in Union Leader on Aug. 20, 2014

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Theroux, Michael E. [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/unionleader/michael-e-theroux-condolences/172176756?cid=full

[JR: Attendees are recognized on the theory "if it's important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers". Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. And, imho, WW2 interrupted many plans. In this case, it was Viet Nam. A good many who went never came back and maybe those that did had new priorities.]

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JFACEBOOK: Cleary, Tom [MC????] on facebook

2014-Aug-20

https://www.facebook.com/tom.cleary.79/about

Cleary, Tom [MC????]

Studied Org Mgmt at Manhattan College
Past: University of Pennsylvania and Walnut Hills High School

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Dear John,

I have 2 Thomas Cleary's - '67 & '73.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: for the repose of the soul -- Mom of Toscano, Lisa [MC1979]

2014-Aug-20


Good Afternoon All,

It is with great sadness that I share this update. Lisa Toscano has told me that her Mom passed away last night after spending the day with all her loved ones. She has been called home but not before saying goodbye to those she loved and loved her so dearly. Please keep Lisa's Mom and her family in your prayers as the family grieves the loss of their loved one. We pray that the Family finds peace in the sure knowledge that she is held in God's Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Please keep Lisa in your prayers during this so difficult time. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Griffin, J. Michael [MC1965 RIP]

2014-Aug-20

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=J.+Michael-Griffin&lc=7210&pid=172167669&mid=6089250


In Memory of
J. Michael Griffin
May 14, 1934 - August 18, 2014
Obituary

J. Michael Griffin passed away on August 18, 2014 in Epoch of Brewster, Brewster, MA after a brief illness. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 14, 1934. Upon his graduation from St. Augustine Diocesan High School in Brooklyn, NY he entered the order of the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1950. Michael was a graduate of the Catholic University of America and held Masters Degrees from Manhattan College and New York University.

His life as a teaching Christian took him many directions. He became principal of St. Gabriel's School in Queens, NY, principal of St. Cecilia School in Brooklyn, NY, Commandant of Cadets at LaSalle Military Academy on Long Island, principal of Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn, NY, and principal of Bishop Bradley and Trinity High Schools in Manchester, NH.

In 1974, he made the decision to join the secular world and pursue a different lifestyle. He married the former Angela Alosa of Concord, NH and together they ventured into the business world by becoming General Managers of Green Mountain Kenworth in Shelburne, Vermont. Michael retired in 1999 and moved to Eastham, MA to be near his family.

He was an active member of the Parish of St. Joan of Arc, Orleans, MA and Vice President of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He recently was presented with the Top Hat Award of which he was very proud. Michael was also a guide at the Museum of Natural History in Brewster, MA. He enjoyed time with his nieces and nephews and their children and yearly vacations to York Beach, Maine.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Angela in 1984, his brothers, Donald and Brian, and his parents, John and Mary Griffin.

He is survived by his sister, Maureen, sister-in-law Mary, his niece Laurene, nephews, Stephen and Mark; brother-in-law, Joe Alosa and his wife Carol Rosa and Bernadette Alosa and several nieces and nephews.

His visitation will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 5-8pm in the Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held on held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10am in St. Joan of Arc Church, Canal Road, Orleans, MA. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com

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Griffin, J. Michael [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: same link

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Dear John,

I believe that J. Michael received his Masters in 1965.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Griffin, J. Michael [MC1965 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JFOUND: Canavan, John [MC1979] Head of Global Client Support Services

2014-Aug-20

http://www.guycarp.com/content/guycarp/en/home/the-company/leadership/john-canavan.html

John Canavan
Head of Global Client Support Services

2014 08 20 bio John Canavan
John Canavan is Head of Global Client Support Services (CSS) for Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, and a member of the Board of Managers. CSS manages the administration of all post-placement services for the firm. This includes, but is not limited to, the technical processing of all reinsurance transactions and the collection, settlement and reporting of all fiduciary balances.

Prior to joining Guy Carpenter in 1986, he was Vice President of Reinsurance Accounting at GL Hodson (now Willis Re, NA). He began his career in 1979 at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he was a senior auditor.

Mr. Canavan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York.

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Canavan, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1979.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Canavan, John [MC1979]

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JFOUND: O’Connell, Laurence F. [MC1976] Saint Joseph's College Online

2014-Aug-21

http://catalog.sjcme.edu/content.php?catoid=24&navoid=700

Online College Faculty

Saint Joseph's College Online.

O’Connell, Laurence F. [MC????]
M.B.A., Fordham University
M.A., New School University
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S., Manhattan College

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Dear John.

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Connell, Laurence F. [MC1976]

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JHQ: Walters, William H. [MCstaff] Executive Director of Library

2014-Aug-21

http://manhattan.edu/news/college-names-william-h-walters-executive-director-library

College Names William H. Walters as Executive Director of Library

*** begin quote ***

Walters will oversee the Mary Alice and Tom O’Malley Library.

William H. Walters, Ph.D., former dean of library services at Menlo College, has been named executive director of Manhattan College’s Mary Alice and Tom O’Malley Library.

*** end quote ***

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MOBIT: McKeon, Eileen [MCxstaff RIP] by Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

2014-Aug-21


Good Evening All,

From Tom Delaney, we received word of the death of Eileen McKeon. We pray for the repose of the soul of Eileen McKeon who along with Grace Feeney kept the Alumni Office operational. She has been called home and will no doubt be called upon to organize events in the Kingdom of Heaven. Many of us remember Eileen with fondness and a smile. She will be missed. Please keep Eileen and her Family and Friends in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their loved one. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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The following information was forwarded by the College.

Wake: William’s Funeral Home
Bronx, NY

Wednesday, August 20th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, August 21st from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Funeral: Church of the Visitation
Friday, August 22nd – 10 a.m. Mass

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McKeon, Eileen [MCxstaff RIP]

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JFACEBOOK: Quinn, Suzanne Arnouts [MC1992] Studies MSN Nursing Education

2014-Aug-21

https://www.facebook.com/suzanne.a.quinn

Quinn, Suzanne Arnouts [MC????]

Studies MSN Nursing Education study at Drexel University

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Quinn, Suzanne Arnouts [MC1992]

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JFACEBOOK: Murray, Michael [MC????] wearing an MC sweatshirt

2014-Aug-21

https://www.facebook.com/mmurr8

Murray, Michael [MC????]

[JR: Michael Murray with picture wearing an MC sweatshirt and friends with at least one attendee? Unfortunately a common name with no additional demographics.]

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Dear John,

I have 3 Michael Murray's - '84, '89. & '91

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Martir, Louis Jr. [MC???? RIP]

2014-Aug-21

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/963277/Martir-Louis.php

Louis Martir Jr Obituary
Date of Birth: Unknown
Date of Death:Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Funeral Home:
Joseph W Sorce Funeral Home Inc.
sorcefuneralhome.com
728 West Nyack Road
WEST NYACK, New York,
UNITED STATES
10994

Obituary:

Louis Martir, Jr., 60 years old of West Nyack, New York passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. He is the son of Blanca and the late Luis Martir, natives of Puerto Rico who came to New York in the early 1950s. Born at Mount Sinai Hospital, Louis grew up in El Barrio. He is a product of the East Harlem community and established himself as an educated and experienced health care administrator. He married Liliana Petrone on June 20, 1981.

Louis graduated from Iona College in 1979 and went on to obtain his Masters in Health Care Systems Management and Administration. He then extended his expertise by successfully completing the Executive Management Program of the Yale University School of Organization and Management in 1986. As if this were not enough he obtained a second Masters Degree in Finance from Manhattan College and in 1995 was accepted into the Harvard University School of Public Health Managed Care Program. He held various administrative positions before becoming Directors of Operations for Outpatient Services/Emergency Services at Bronx Lebanon Hospital then appointed Director of Ambulatory Care at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center. He then became Executive Director of St. Joseph’s Family Center in Paterson, New Jersey ultimately being appointed as Executive Director/President of Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City.

Louis is survived by his wife, Liliana, his children, Stephen (and Stephen’s better half Jamie) and Alyssa, and his mother and sister, Blanca and Jeanette Martir.

A viewing will be held on Friday (TODAY) Aug. 22 from 4 to 9 pm at the Joseph W. Sorce F. H. Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Sat. Aug. 23 at 10 am in St. Anthony’s Shrine Church with the burial immediately following at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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Martir, Louis Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://sorcefuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/1932761/Martir-Louis/leave-condolence.php

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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Dear John,

I do mot fimd anything in my 'stuff' for Louis.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JEMAIL: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) Sunday, August 24 12-3pm Ulster NY

2014-Aug-21

Hi Folks,

I'll be at the Ulster County Historical Society on Sunday, August 24, from noon till 3.

Hope to see you there! (If you're in the UK or Santa Fe, NM, you're excused.)

Best,

Douglas

Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964)

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Ulster County Historical Society Presents
Meet our Local History Authors Sunday, August 24 12-3pm

The authors we brought together have written novels or non-fiction historic material, pertaining to the history of the Hudson Valley and particularly Ulster County. Authors will be giving brief readings of their chosen titles and an opportunity to talk with them afterward. Books will be available for sale throughout the event.

Myra Armstead, Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Vernon Benjamin’s new book, The History of the Hudson Valley: FromWilderness to the Civil War

Carol Goodman, several literary mysteries involving the Hudson Valley, for young adult and adults; Blythewood, The Drowning Tree, The Seduction of Water

Richard Heppner, Legendary Locals of Woodstock Janine Fallon-Mower, Woodstock, Woodstock Revisited Douglas Nicholas, historical fantasy: Something Red, The Wicked

Will Nixon, Walking Woodstock, The Pocket Guide to Woodstock

William Rhoads, two guides to historic architecture in Kingston & Ulster County, Ulster County, New York: The Architectural History & Guide, Kingston, New York: The Architectural Guide

Hudson Talbott, children’s books, River of Dreams
Christine Wade, Seven Locks: A Novel, a Dutch-American woman fights her own war of

independence as the American Revolution approaches the Hudson Valley.

A.J. Schenkman and Elizabeth Werlau, Murder & Mayhem in Ulster County by both authors, Wicked Ulster County: Tales of Desperadoes, Gangs and More by

A.J. Schenkman (both published by The History Press)

Entry is free. Books will be available for purchase.

Bevier House Museum 2682 Route 209, Marbletown 338-5614 or www.ulstercountyhs.org for more information

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MOBIT: Arrangements for Mom of Toscano, Lisa [MC1979]

2014-Aug-21

Good Afternoon All,
 
The following information is what Manhattan College sent out regarding the Wake and Mass for Mrs. Rose Toscano, Lisa Toscano's Mother. Thank you Tom for the follow up.
 
Phil Colon
 



HUMAN RESOURCES
MEMORANDUM
 
 
To the Manhattan College Community:
 
It is with deepest regret that we inform you of the death of Rose Toscano, beloved mother of Lisa Toscano/Kinesiology.
 
Wake:             McGrath’s Funeral Home
                        20 Cedar Street
                        Bronxville, NY  10708
                        (914) 377-6770
 
                        Friday, August 22nd
                        4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Funeral:          St. Joseph’s Church
                        15 Cedar Street
                        Bronxville, NY  10708
 
                        Saturday, August 23rd
                        10 a.m. Mass
 
Condolences can be sent to:
 
Lisa Toscano
42 Pondfield Rd. West
Bronxville, NY 10708
 
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to:
 
St. Patrick's Home for the Aged and Infirm
66 Van Cortlandt Park South
Bronx, NY 10463

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JOBIT: Hogan, Bob [MC1975 RIP] by Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

2014-Aug-21

Good Morning All,
 
Tom McCarthy has shared some sad news with us.
 
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
 
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FYI, I just shared word with members of the College's Pipe Band that its founder, Bob Hogan was killed in a tragic boating accident yesterday off the north shore of Long Island.

Bob received his MBA from the College in 1975 and was asked by Br. Kenneth Fitzgerald to help him start the band in 1980-81. He remained involved in the NYPD Emerald Society over the years and was himself a retired captain with the NYPD and a former assistant transportation commissioner.
 
Bob was the father of Mike Hogan '91 who took over for his father as director of the Band some 15 years ago or so.

The Following was the message Tom sent the Members of the Band and others.
 
Sad news to share with you all this morning. A boating fire off the Manhasset Marina yesterday afternoon claimed the life of our own Bob Hogan MBA '75, one of the Band's founders and father of our current director, Mike Hogan '91. Read more.
 
I heard from Mike this morning who is naturally without words. I'll pass along word about any arrangements when their family shares them.
 
Bob was a great man, a family man, and cared deeply about the College, its students, and our Irish and musical tradition. He touched so many through his outstanding career of civil and public service and will be sorely missed.
 
Please keep Bob, Mike, and the Hogan family in your prayers.
 
Tom
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Thomas A. McCarthy '06

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http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/investigators-probe-manhasset-bay-marina-explosion-in-manorhaven-that-killed-bob-hogan-boat-owner-1.9113948
Improper venting of fumes investigated as possible cause of Manorhaven boat explosion

Originally published: August 21, 2014 6:01 AM
Updated: August 21, 2014 9:59 PM
By JOHN VALENTI AND KEVIN DEUTSCH

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JHQ: Hands-on experiences outside of the classroom

2014-Aug-22

http://manhattan.edu/news/going-places

THE ALLURE OF THE FIELD TRIP ENDURES AT MANHATTAN COLLEGE

Manhattan's course catalog offers endless opportunities for students to engage in non-traditional learning through hands-on experiences outside of the classroom.

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[JR: Wow! The only time out of the classroom was when Father Ritter took us to “strange places” (e.g., Marble Collegiate Church; a yeshiva; Christian Science Reading Room; a Quaker Assembly). And all I remember was meeting Doctor Norman Vincent Peale and the (I believe) common wish to be anywhere except to hear Father Ritter rant on and on about Danny Lew and ways of Loving God. I personally am sure that even God was sick of hearing it. But, NVP made an impression on this young old fart! SO I guess it was “good”?]

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JHQ: Chris Herren Lecture Tuesday, August 26 at 7:00pm

2014-Aug-22

http://calendar.manhattan.edu/event/chris_herren_lecture#.U_bFS7xdXrM

Chris Herren Lecture
Tuesday, August 26 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Draddy Gym 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy., Bronx, NY 10471
Former NBA player Chris Herren will speak about his basketball career and his inspiring triumph over substance abuse.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Office of Student Activities and Counseling Center.

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[JR: I’d go. What a life’s lesson! Might be the most important thing that one could take away from college?]

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JHQ: Alma Mater swings thru CA 10/19-22

2014-Aug-22

Oct 22, 2014: San Diego Alumni Reception at Tom Ham's Lighthouse
San Diego area alumni, family and friends are invited to join other Jaspers after work for an evening cocktail reception in the private dining room at Tom Ham's Lighthouse. The event is $35 per person and includes a selection hors d'ouevres and an open bar. Advance registration is required.


Oct 21, 2014: Southern California Alumni Reception at McCormick & Schmick's
Southern California alumni, family and friends are invited to join other Jaspers after work for an evening cocktail reception on the outdoor terrace at McCormick & Schmick's. The event is $35 per person and includes a selection hors d'ouevres and an open bar. Advance registration is required.


Oct 19, 2014: Los Angeles Alumni Reception at SmithHouse
Enjoy Sunday afternoon football with other Jaspers watching the New York Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys in the private screening room at SmithHouse. The event is $35 per person and includes lunch and an open bar. Advance registration is required.

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JFOUND: Dynes, Gerard J. [MC1990] Adult Leader for the BSA

2014-Aug-22

https://batonrougeclinic.com/physician-directory/gerard-j-dynes-md-faan

Gerard J. Dynes, MD, FAAN
Neurology

Dr. Gerard Dynes performed his undergraduate studies at Manhattan College in New York and earned his M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine in 1994. His medical training continued with his medical residency in Neurology being completed in 1998 at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. In 1999, he earned a fellowship in Electromyography (EMG) and neuromuscular disorders at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. That same year Dr. Dynes joined The Baton Rouge Clinic and, with his wife and children, made Baton Rouge their home.

He is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Dynes is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Louisiana. His professional interests include the prevention and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and the management of spasticity, including the use of Intrathecal Baclofen pumps.

Active in his community, Dr. Dynes has served as head of the Missions Committee of Jefferson United Methodist Church. He is also an Adult Leader for the Boy Scouts of America. Among his interests outside of the field of medicine are music and film.

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Dynes, Gerard J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Gerard is a member of the Class of 1990.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dynes, Gerard J. [MC1990]

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JLINKEDIN: Keating, Tedd (MC1993) Associate Professor Alma Mater

2014-Aug-22

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE LINKEDIN NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM ...

Tedd Keating is having a work anniversary.
16 years this August at Manhattan College.

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http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tedd-keating/0/3ab/b23

Tedd Keating
Associate Professor at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area   
Higher Education

Summary

Seventeen years teaching, research and program development in higher education. Additional experience in the fitness and rehabilitation industries. Currently employed FT at Manhattan College as well as PT for Fitness Education Network, hosting and conducting continuing education workshops for personal trainers and related professionals. Occasional coaching and personal training.

Specialties: Primary Areas of Competency:

Exercise Physiology/Exercise Prescription
Biomechanics/Kinesiology
Strength and Conditioning
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Weight Management
Behavior Modification
Stress Management/Relaxation Training
Statistics and Research Design

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist (ACSM)

President-elect
American College of Sports Medicine Greater NY Chapter
2012 – Present (2 years)

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https://manhattan.edu/faculty/teddkeating

2014 08 18 Tedd

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Dear John,

I believe that Tedd Keating is a member of the class of 1993.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Keating, Tedd (MC1993)

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JFACEBOOK: Duffy, Christopher [MC1976] quit fried food for more than a week in May

2014-Aug-22

https://www.facebook.com/christopher.duffy.311/about

Duffy, Christopher [MC????]

May 18

Haven't posted in a long time....let's see, saw a great documentary called "Inequality for All" friday night, saturday started the new session at the Meadowlands YMCA teaching guitar - a class of seven kids between the ages of 9-16 playing blues shuffles = SWEEEET!!!! - its the best - went home played some more guitar - slammed the Wind Cries Mary and now I am cleaning my apartment , gearing up for this week

Oh yea, I quit fried food for more than a week now and my energy levels are way up, feel good, hope all is well with everyone out there

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Duffy, Christopher [MC1976]

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JEMAIL: (A Jasper who wishes to remain anonymous.) had a good idea

2014-Aug-23

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My thinking is that it's a bit different than our traditional interest-based or professional groups which include, for example, our GOLD group, or "graduates of the last decade" (young alumni). The latter has a standalone committee and helps us organize events specifically geared toward younger alumni. I'm not sure that model would apply best in this instance, but rather, perhaps the route is to engage volunteers from that generation and have them do more outreach around targeted events and appeal to them via direct and personalized communications, etc. It's basically what we're doing now but putting a name to it and giving those efforts more specialized attention.

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[JR: While I personally object to being “not gold”, please advise if this makes sense to u?  ]

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JFOUND: Correnti, Bruce [MC2000] Hall of Fame Reporting

2014-Aug-23

http://community.execunet.com/b3942942952795?optskp=t1

Bruce Correnti
President
Hall of Fame Reporting

A senior business management professional having a consistent record of results across the transportation, business services and legal industries. Understand the need to foresee issues and opportunities to reduce expense, improve service and grow market share to improve the bottom line. Have executed cross functional solutions and built business partnerships within Fortune 500, turnaround and start-ups.Multi-site Management, Operations,International, Crisis Management,Asset Protection, Customer Focus, Legal & Regulatory, Organizational Leadership,Leadership Development and Mentoring,Divisional Re-engineering, Mission and Focus,Customer Support and Solutions,Cross Functional Planning and Execution,Division Turn Around, P & L Responsibility,Sales Strategies and Performance,Cloud Technology andCommunity Relations/ Charitable Giving

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Correnti, Bruce [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Bruce is a member of the Class of 2000.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Correnti, Bruce [MC2000]

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JFACEBOOK: Carey, John P. [MC1986] has a friend with Jasper logo as picture

2014-Aug-23

https://www.facebook.com/john.carey.583/about

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

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Carey, John P.  [MC1986]

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ENDNOTE: Living with cystic fibrosis

2014-Aug-16

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/09/beating-cystic-fibrosis/280048/

Beating Cystic Fibrosis
In the 1970s, most children with CF never made it through elementary school. Today the median life expectancy for the 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis is closing in on 40, and expected to increase.
Aimee Swartz Sep 27 2013, 9:54 AM ET

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Like most adults living with CF, Schaller admits she grew up thinking she would not live as long as her classmates. But with the development of new drugs and airway clearance techniques that are helping to make cystic fibrosis a manageable disease, she’s a drummer, a triathlete, and the CEO of Rock CF, a Denver-based non-profit organization aimed at improving quality of life for people with CF through exercise.

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My 2 TWO takeaways from this are:

(1) I have a pretty easy life. Never faced any such challenges. I guess the Universe sent me little challenges in careful measurement of my limited abilities.

(2) NEVER accept the conventional wisdom as to what will happen.

In ingineering skrule, Brother Austin Barry, in the Freshman Measurements course, constantly use “Physicists have proven that bumblebees can’t fly. You’re engineers, you should measure how much it can’t fly!”

It was a slam at the “scientists” but an admonition that I encapsulate “your mileage may vary”.

One of my few weekly A’s from him was when I careful measured and “proved” that the value of G was wrong. His comment was: “you may be dumb, but you have courage.”

(Never knew if that was a compliment.)

I’m sure my fellow alums don’t need this to observe what in the military was called “ground truth”.

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