JASPER JOTTINGS Week 39 - 2014 Sep 28    

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



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POSITRACTION: How to live passionately?



Filmed March 2014 at TED2014

Isabel Allende: How to live passionately—no matter your age

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In this 8 minute video, an “old lady” makes the point that you really have to “practice mindfulness”.

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If you’re ever “bored”, then watch a TED or two and be re-energized!

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JLINKEDIN: Regan, Kelly (MC2009) Clearing Client Services Goldman Sachs



Regan, Kelly (MC2009)
Clearing Client Services
Goldman Sachs
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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JUPDATE: Romero, Sthelyn [MC2012] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


RE: JFOUND: Romero, Sthelyn [MC2012] Immigration Practice BDS
ON: 2014-Sep-20


Stherlyn Romero
Administrative Assistant, Immigration Practice

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Dear John,

I believe that Sthelyn is a member of the Class of 2012.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Romero, Sthelyn [MC2012]

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JUPDATE: Garcia, Lisa [MC1983] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


RE: JFOUND: Garcia, Lisa [MC1983] @ OpRisk NY on 11/18 NYC
ON: 2014-Sep-20


Lisa Garcia, Chief Risk Officer and Director of Fiduciary Services, Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management, A CIBC Company

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Garcia, Lisa [MC1983]

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JLINKEDIN: McDonough, Patricia [MC1991] PM/BA at Angelo, Gordon & Co.



McDonough, Patricia [MC1991]
PM/BA at Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

Solutions-focused Financial Services Executive, specializing in Project Management, Business Analysis, Application Administration, Financial Reporting and Data Analytics. Broad experience and hands-on skills in the implementation and administration of large-scale global reporting platforms. Proven ability to coordinate technology specifications to meet business needs. Excellent documentation, organizational and process re-engineering skills. Strengths include troubleshooting, deficiency/redundancy identification, and the development of innovative solutions to drive reliability, efficiency and productivity. Disciplined and driven to execute aggressively against business challenges.

Areas of Expertise:
➢ Financial Reporting
➢ Automation
➢ Application Administration
➢ Business Analysis
➢ Process Design
➢ System Implementation
➢ Risk Management
➢ Process Improvement
➢ Compliance / 40 Act / GIPS
➢ Project Management
➢ Performance
➢ Strategic Planning
➢ Documentation
➢ Gap Analysis
➢ Attribution Analysis
➢ Database Management
➢ UAT & Script Development
➢ Data Sourcing/Specs
➢ Investran 6.3
➢ Excel/Word/Power Point
➢ Microsoft Project

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Mendez, Hady [MC1992] posted a prayer



Mendez, Hady [MC1992] posted:

I'm struggling right now and today as I sat in mass fighting back tears, I was inspired with these words:


Help me Lord. I'm lost and afraid. I don't know which way to go anymore or which road leads to you.

Help me Lord. I thirst so much for the peace that only your love and tenderness can bring.

Help me Lord. I hunger for a life filled with joy that I can freely share with others.

Help me Lord. Because only with your grace, your mercy, and your strength, will I acquire the wisdom I need to bring others to you.


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JOBIT: Rathgaber, Sister Jean Marie [MC???? RIP]



Sister Jean Marie Rathgaber O.P.

Sister Jean Marie Rathgaber, O.P. (formerly Kathleen Rathgaber), a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, New York for the past 80 years, died on September 21, 2014 in St. Martin de Porres Community. Sister was 98 years of age.

Sister Jean Marie was born to Mary Kiernan and Ernest Rathgaber on June 27, 1916, in New York City. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic on February 2, 1935, from the parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Springfeld Gardens, Long Island. She received the Dominican Habit on September 9, 1935, professed her first vows on September 13, 1936, and her perpetual vows on September 13, 1939.

Sister held the B.A. in Fine Arts from Manhattan College, the M.A. in Sacred Science from St. Bonaventure University and the Ph.D. in Education from Fordham University.

Sister's many years of active ministry were spent in the field of elementary, special education for the visually impaired, and in caring for migrant children. Sister also served as the Academic Dean of Dominican College, Blauvelt, New York.

Sister taught in St. Dominic's School, Blauvelt, New York, 1936-1940 and in the Bronx at Holy Spirit School 1940-1946 and St. Luke's, 1946-1948. From 1948-1965, Sr. Jean Marie ministered at Lavelle School for the Blind, Bronx, New York. From 1965 until 1972, Sister served as Academic Dean of Dominican College. In 1972, Sr. Jean Marie founded the House on the Hill Migrant Child Care Center, Goshen, New York. Sister ministered at House on the Hill until 1987 when she went to work for the New York State Agricultural Child Care Program. In 2004, Sister served as a volunteer for the ABCD Program, Newfane, New York.

Sister Jean Marie returned to St. Dominic's Convent in 2005 and was active in many volunteer projects.

In addition to her religious congregation, Sister Jean Marie is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Janice Trotta, and Mary Gardner and her brothers Daniel, Edward and Raymond Rathgaber.

Relatives and friends may attend services at St. Dominic's Convent, 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY Wake: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3 PM - 7 PM Evening Prayer: Tuesday, 6 PM Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:30 AM. Burial: immediately following in St. Dominic's Convent Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Dominic, Blauvelt, N.Y.

Funeral Home
Hannemann Funeral Home Inc
88 S Broadway Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 358-0573

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


Rathgaber, Sister Jean Marie [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/jean-marie-rathgaber-condolences/172537690?cid=full#sthash.nzRlF6Hp.dpbs

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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 in my 'stuff' for Sister Jean.

May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JLINKEDIN: Burns, Donald [MC1986] Executive Resume Writer



Burns, Donald [MC1986]

EXECUTIVE RESUME WRITER • 7-Time National Award Winner • MSEE & MBA • Branding, Social Media & Career Strategist •Videos

Greater New York City Area
Professional Training & Coaching

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JLINKEDIN: O’Driscoll, Michael [MC1980] Account Manager Windstream Comm



O’Driscoll, Michael [MC1980]
Account Manager, Carrier Services at Windstream Communications
Greater New York City Area


Seasoned Account Manager for both the largest and smallest accounts. Selling experience in all aspects of fiber optic networks, dark fiber, wavelength services, ethernet, long haul, IP, low latency and collocation. Ability to work alone or in a team environment.

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JHQ: Accomplishments 9/2014



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

School of Arts

Ashley Cross, Ph.D., professor of English literature, will present a conference paper, “Charlotte’s Tears: Romantic Sensibility and the Materiality of Crying” at the annual International Conference on Romanticism, in Minneapolis on Sept. 26. The co-organized panel includes Michael Gamer, associate professor at University of Pennsylvania, and Kate Singer, assistant professor at Mount Holyoke College.

Pamela Chasek, Ph.D., professor of government, made a guest appearance on BronxNet’s BronxTalk with Gary Axelbank, to discuss climate change. Watch the interview.

Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies, participated in a Catholic ecclesiology symposium honoring the theological achievements of Dominican Fr. Thomas O'Meara at Boston College's Connors Family Retreat Center in Dover, Mass., from Sept. 5-7. She began the weekend’s events with a public lecture on the role of the marginalized in ecclesial reform. Read more.

On Oct. 1, Imperatori-Lee will speak at Fairfield University’s 14th annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church. The talk will focus on shifting U.S. Catholic ecclesiology away from an expansionist/colonial model and toward a hemispheric model that accounts for the realities of a heavily Hispanic church — in numbers, in influences, in styles of worship and practice. The work of Latina writers and Latina theologians is vital to this task, and the talk will discuss how narratives (especially women’s narratives) can usher in a new paradigm for American Catholic ecclesiology.

Robert Geraci, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, was featured on the Kirk Center’s online symposium, The University Bookman, for his most recent book Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life. The coverage includes an interview, two reviews, and there is a further review and reflection to come. Read more.

Posted on September 22, 2014

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JLINKEDIN: Vegeto, Peter (MC1983) B2B e-Comm @ GE


Peter Vegeto has a new job.
Now B2B e-Commerce Platform Leader at GE.

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2014 09 23 vegeto

Vegeto, Peter (MC1983)
B2B e-Commerce Platform Leader at GE
Greater Boston Area


A multi-disciplined business leader with expertise in:

- B2B e-Commerce Platform functional leadershp
- Customer Service Operations and Transformation
- Global Program Management
- Engineering Services Delivery
• Global Implementations of Enterprise Software:

Formal training includes a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Engineer. Work experience in diverse roles at IBM, Toshiba and Philips.

Passionate about developing people, building high performance teams and bringing innovations to market that benefit people and society.

Specialties: People management, program management, process improvement, service delivery transformation, professional services transformation, call management, knowledge management, self service, e-commerce, e-services, business case development, change management.

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JLINKEDIN: Fay, John (MC1986) Editor - Ireland at IrishCentral


John Fay has a new job.
Now Editor - Ireland at IrishCentral.

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Fay, John (MC1986)
Nuzhound.com / IrishCentral / Management Consultant ¦ Ireland & USA
Albany, New York Area

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Thanks, but I have no new job. This is what I hate about LinkedIn. All I was doing was editing my profile yesterday and somehow LinkedIn decided I had a new job. I have the same role with IrishCentral that I've had from the beginning. Until yesterday I included IrishCentral as a contract in my management consulting section, but I thought it sounded/looked better to break it out into its own section. That is all. John F.

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JOBIT: Gould, Michael Eugene ‘Gene’ [MC???? RIP]



In Memory of
Michael Eugene Gould
December 26, 1933 - September 15, 2014

On Monday Evening "Gene" died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and friends.

Born in Mt. Kisco NY, to his parents, the late Eugene and Anna Gould, he is survived by his wife Carol (Alleman) Gould of Palm Coast and their son, Kevin of Pelham Manor NY, three grandsons, Michael, Luke and John of Pelhman Manor NY, his brother Thomas and his wife Patricia of Saratoga Springs NY, his sister Kathleen and spouse Kate Henebery of Clinton Corners NY and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Michael.

Growing up in Katonah NY, he displayed talents in sports and was Captain of the Katonah High School Basketball Team. Stationed in Fort Campbell KY, in the Korean War era, he served in the 11th Airborne Division and was honorably discharged. Studying business at Manhattan College, Riverdale NY, he was employed by NY Telephone Company for 35 years.

As a long time sailor and member of the Milford Yacht Club CT, in 1988 he sailed the yacht "Freedom" across the Atlantic Ocean from Bayonnna, Spain to Bermuda and on to CT. On the yacht, "Suwannee", he competed in the Newport to Bermuda Race in 1990 and again 1992. As President of the RAMS (Radio Controlled Model Airplane Club) in Palm Coast, he was responsible for the development of the flying site on South Old Kings Road which serves the community.

As a member of Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church he served as a Eucharistic Minister and an Adoration Team Member.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 19 from 4:30 PM until 8:00 PM in the chapel of the Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Road S. Flagler Beach where a vigil service will be held at 6:30 PM. A Funeral Mass celebrating "Gene's" life will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM in Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, 915 N. Central Ave., Flagler Beach.

Visitation in New York will be held on Thursday, September 25th from 6-9pm at the EDWARD F. CARTER FUNERAL HOME, 170 Kings Ferry Rd., Montrose, NY. Graveside services will be held on Friday at Assumption Cemetery in Cortlandt Manor, NY at 11:00 am.

The family suggests memorial contributions to SMILES, PO Box 96231, Washington DC 20090-6321 or St. Jude's Childrens Hospitat at www.stjude.org.

Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.


Gould, Michael Eugene ‘Gene’ [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same Link

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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

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JOBIT: Hicks, Lawrence J. 'Larry’ [MC1950 RIP]



Lawrence J. "Larry" Hicks

On September 17, 2014, Lawrence J. “Larry" Hicks, 88, died peacefully at Maine General Medical Center with family by his side. Larry was born on Staten Island, N.Y., son of Edward and Mary (Cunningham) Hicks.

He graduated from St. Peter's High School for Boys in 1943. After working for AT & T for one year, Larry entered the U.S. Army in August 1944 where he served in the Fourth Infantry 25th Division. He was a radio operator and served in the Pacific campaign. Larry was honorably discharged with the rank of staff sergeant in October of 1946.

Following his service to his country, he attended Manhattan College in New York City, graduating with high honors and receiving a degree in electrical engineering.

After four years of college, Larry married the love of his life, Sarah (Lyons) Hicks in 1950. They were not blessed with children but spent 27 happy years together. Also in 1950, he began his career with the Charles Zweifel Electrical Engineering Co. where he later became vice president of the firm. He gave 45 years of service as a licensed professional engineer. In 1995 when the Charles Zweifel Co. went bankrupt, Larry went to work for the Forest Electric Company in N.Y. as a project manager. He retired in 1999.

After retiring, Larry was very active in his community, especially with the Clark Avenue Civic Association. He also enjoyed traveling with family, drawing and painting, and he loved to take walks. He was a lifelong member of VFW Labetti Post 2159. He was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Richmond Town, Staten Island, N.Y.

After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he moved to Augusta, Maine, in 2005 to be close to his niece, Mary Ellen, and her husband, Tom, and to enjoy the "good life" of Maine. He was a member of St. Michael's Parish in Augusta.

Lawrence was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Sarah, his brother, Edward T. Hicks, and sister-in-law, Ellen Hicks, his sister-in-law, Gloria Hicks, and his niece, Elizabeth Hicks.

He is survived by a brother, Thomas Hicks of N.Y., and 14 nieces and nephews: Mary Ellen Molokie and husband Tom, Edward T. Hicks Jr. and wife Alice, William Hicks and wife Elizabeth, Kathleen Melnik and husband Richard, Celeste Sheehy and husband Gary, Thomas Hicks and wife Lois, Kevin Hicks and wife Catherine, Martin Hicks and wife Laurie, Lawrence Hicks and wife Patricia, Dorothy Bloy and husband John, Michael Hicks and wife Kathleen, Lynn Allen and husband Robert, Lori Murray and husband Kevin, and Robert Lyons and companion. He is also survived by many great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mid-Maine Cremation Service, Waterville, ME and the Hanley Funeral Home. S.I., N.Y. There will be a funeral mass and burial on Staten Island, N.Y., on October 4, 2014. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Parkinson Plaza, Staten Island, NY 10305.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful caregivers who helped Larry stay in his own home for so long. The family would also like to give special thanks to the nurses and doctors of MaineGeneral Medical Center who gave Larry extraordinary care and kindness, along with support to his family during his time there.

Funeral Home
Hanley Funeral Home Inc
60 New Dorp Ln Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-1800

Published in Kennebec Journal on Sept. 23, 2014


Hicks, Lawrence J. 'Larry’ [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/mainetoday-kennebecjournal/lawrence-j-hicks-larry-condolences/172542796?cid=full#sthash.mBEeGNoH.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Larry is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hicks, Lawrence J. 'Larry’ [MC1950 RIP]

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

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JOY: DeMartino, Anthony Joseph [MC????] weds



Anthony DeMartino, Meaghan Smith are married
Marisa Vinciguerra | mvincigu@siadvance.com
on September 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM

2014 09 23 DeMartino

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony DeMartino
Emerald Studios
(Photo credit to Emerald Studios)


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Meaghan Marie Smith of New Springville and Anthony Joseph DeMartino of Eltingville exchanged wedding vows Sept. 13 in St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Richmond. The Rev. Mark Vaillancourt from Somers, N.Y. celebrated at the afternoon mass, which was followed by a reception in the Richmond County Country Club, Dongan Hills.

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Mr. DeMartino is a graduate of Moore Catholic High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Manhattan College, the Bronx, and a master of science degree in business management from the College of Staten Island. He is a senior consultant with Deloitte in Manhattan.

After a honeymoon trip to Costa Rica the newlyweds will reside in New Springville.

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DeMartino, Anthony Joseph [MC????]

[JR: He was “MC????” when his engagement was reported. http://wp.me/p3FoL-46z Guess it’ll be the same now.]

[JR: Mozel Tov!]

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JFOUND: Barone, Sam [MC1965] has another book out



Read Quest for Honour - Sam Barone ebooks online
Quest for Honour - Sam Barone
Release date: 22/09/2014
Status: Completed
Categories: Action & Adventure Ebooks Historical Fiction Unsorted Fiction


Born and raised in New York, Sam Barone attended Manhattan College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1965, with a major in Psychology. After a hitch in the Marine Corps, he became a software developer and manager. After spending nearly 30 years in the software development game, he retired in 1999 to start working on his second career: writing. Sam Barone is the author of Dawn of Empire and Empire Rising.

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JLINKEDIN: Lopez, Derrick [MC2010] IT Manager at Jimmy Choo



Lopez, Derrick [MC2010]
IT Manager at Jimmy Choo
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

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JNEWS: Crawford, Jaya [MC????] joins Douglas Elliman Real Estate



Former Briarcliff Realtors Join Douglas Elliman In Pleasantville
by Tom Renner News 09/22/14

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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Douglas Elliman Real Estate announced the addition of the husband and wife team of Tos and Jaya Crawford, as well as associate broker Emma Frank, to its Pleasantville office.
The Crawfords were both previously with BHG Rand in Briarcliff Manor while Frank joins the firm from RE/MAX Ace Realty in Pleasantville.

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Jaya Crawford took on real estate sales after several prosperous years as a master teacher for a Head Start pre-school. "My personal and professional connection to the Westchester communities has been an instrumental advantage for my clients,” she said. “I am eager to expand my relationships with both buyers and sellers, utilizing the expansive network that Elliman has to offer.”

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Tos Crawford received a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering from The University of Connecticut, and Jaya Crawford is a graduate of the State University of Albany with a bachelor of arts degree in English and she also holds a master of arts degree in elementary education from Manhattan College.

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Crawford, Jaya [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Ekelund, Harry J. [MC1971 RIP]



Harry J. Ekelund (1947 - 2014)
AGE: 67 • Ossining

Harry J. Ekelund, a former resident of Ossining and a resident of Southbury, CT, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Harry was born in Freeport, NY on May 18, 1947 and was the son of the late Harry J. and Gertrude (Hanley) Ekelund. He was 67.

Harry was a graduate of Manhattan College with a BS in Electrical Engineering and he received his MBA, with a minor in Marketing from Iona College. Harry married the former June Hunter on September 28, 1975 in Ossining. He was a 35 year member of the Ossining Fire Dept., Independent Hose Co. 6. He was also a former member of the Fairview Fire Dept. in Greenburgh, the Montrose Fire Dept. He was currently a member of the Southbury Fire Dept., Southbury, CT. He was an avid Ham Radio Operator and Golfer.

Harry is survived by his wife June; his sons Bryan (Kendra), Andrew (Michelle); 2 grandchildren Ryan and Lilliana; his siblings Nancy (Gerard) Black and John (Angela).

Visiting hours will be held Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Dorsey.
The Funeral Mass Saturday 10 AM at St. Theresa's Church, Briarcliff.
Interment Bethel Cemetery in Croton.

Funeral Home
Dorsey Funeral Home, Inc.
14 Emwilton Place Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 941-0167

Published in the The Journal News on Sept. 25, 2014


Ekelund, Harry J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/harry-j-ekelund-condolences/172562135?cid=full#sthash.jVBWA9dB.dpbs

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

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Dear John,

I believe that Harry is a member of the Class of 1971,

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ekelund, Harry J. [MC1971 RIP]

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GOOGLE+: Cordovano, Peter M. (MC1981) Attorney



Cordovano, Peter M. (MC1981)
Worked at Peter M. Cordovano, PC
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Highland, NY

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JHQ: Crime at Alma Mater



Shower incident prompts security change at Manhattan College
By Maya Rajamani
Posted 9/24/14

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Following a winter incident in which an unknown person was discovered recording a female Manhattan College student in a dormitory shower, the college planned a safety overhaul at dormitories, but is still in the process of implementing

Juan Cerezo, the college’s director of public safety, confirmed that on Feb. 18 at around 9 p.m., a female student was showering on the third floor of Jasper Hall, a dormitory on campus, when she saw an individual holding a smart phone at the shower partition opening. After she screamed, the perpetrator fled out the bathroom and down the stairwell.

The NYPD closed the case due to an insufficient description of the perpetrator. After the incident, the college planned to implement a key card system outside each bathroom in the dormitories, allowing only students with a key card to swipe into the showers.

A spokesman from the college confirmed that a key card system for female students in Jasper and Chrystostom Halls will be completed by Friday, Oct. 17. Female students from those dorms will be able to swipe with their ID cards to gain entry to the female bathrooms in the dormitory halls.

The college also plans to install a key card system for the male bathrooms, though the spokesman did not provide a date for that system’s completion.

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JFOUND: DeVoti, Dennis J. [MC1972] teaches Structure, Roofing and Exteriors



Home Inspection Continuing Education

Molloy College offers continuing education courses for home inspectors to maintain their New York State license. If you are a licensed NYS home inspector click here for information on Continuing Education courses.

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Home Inspection Module 1: Structure, Roofing and Exteriors
25 hours, plus exam; No prerequisites
Course Number: HI-1000

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Instructor: Dennis J. DeVoti, P.E. is a New York State Professional Engineer with over 10 years experience as a home inspector. He has over a decade of teaching experience - three teaching an Overview of Home Inspection course at Molloy College. He is also certified by the National Institute of Building Inspectors. DeVoti holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College

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DeVoti, Dennis J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I beieve that Dennis is a member of the Class of 1972.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DeVoti, Dennis J. [MC1972]

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JFOUND: Lizzo, Alexander [MC????] financial advice in Valley Cottage, NY



Alex Lizzo's
Making Bank: a Financial Opinion

About Me

I am a young business professional with various backgrounds of expertise. Here to help all of our clients and their unique needs related to their retirement and financial help. No future is too big or too small for us, the goal is to simply help create a positive future for all of our clients while sharing some financial insight.

Alexander Lizzo understands that financial planning for your future is scary and uncertain, especially in today's economy. Rest assured that the key to success should only open the right doors. I want to help make that dream become a reality for you and your family too.

Alexander Lizzo is at the forefront of this quickly changing economy and aims to meet exceeding expectations.

Alex Lizzo has a background in finance and computers working for an office of transportation and facilities. Main responsibilities include creating purchase requisitions and monitor budget.

Calculate cost and savings reports for facilities projects. Track department
expenses and revenues. Develop mathematical projections for cost and savings
for transportation department. Research and analyze vendor, product, and
software information for potential projects. Responsible for department’s web
page and maintaining security access.

Supervising a facility that accommodates +5000 patrons. Managed a team of 20 employees that includes overseeing scheduling (daily and bi-weekly),
payroll and team training. Compile emergency reports, memorized state
compliance documents, and ensure facility meets NYS standards. Successfully
perform CPR resuscitation.

Captain of a seven member team that competed in the College Federal Reserve Challenge Manhattan College scored a 35/40.
Treasurer: Manhattan College American Marketing Association affiliated with the AMA.
Senior Analyst: Leader the travel sector group for IDEA Investment Club of Manhattan College. The group was in charge of researching and reporting on the markets.
Four Day Trading Boot Camp: learned technical analysis; charting basics; trends; risk management.

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Lizzo, Alexander [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: O’Connor, David [MC1994] Marketing and Advertising



O’Connor, David [MC????]
Independent Marketing and Advertising Professional
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising


Extensive experience in marketing new products; creation, and implementation of marketing strategies, utilizing expertise as a creative and unique artist with international experience.

Specialties: business plans, communication skills, delivery, hungarian, leadership, logo design, marketing, microsoft office, presentation skills, sales, television, trend

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Dear John,

I believe that David is a member of the Class of 1994.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Connor, David [MC1994]

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JHQ: Alma Mater in concussion study



Manhattan Participating In EYE-TRAC Research Study
Courtesy Manhattan Athletics Department
Thu, September 25, 2014

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RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Manhattan College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is participating in a groundbreaking research study that uses eye-tracking to determine the effects of concussions.  Manhattan and Stanford are the only two NCAA Division I institu

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JFACEBOOK: Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988) published in Hudson Valley mag


2014 09 25 PA

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Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988)

[JR: Can NOT capture text from Facebook. Argh! ]

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JFOUND: Benoit, Lindsey [MC2004] Communications Director Women’s Health Mag



2014 09 25 benott

Name:  Lindsey Benoit

Position/Company:  Director of Communications at Women’s Health Magazine

Where did you go to school? Manhattan College

What was your major?  Communications (with a focus on Public Relations and Broadcasting) and Psychology (with a focus on Industrial Organizational Psychology) double major with a minor in English.

First PR internship (what were responsibilities//what did you learn)?  I had some great internships at Random House and VH1. My first internship was at Random House. I was an intern for Knopf. It was a rover program where I was able to experience not only PR, but also the editorial side of book publishing. My mentors there treated me like part of the team. I remember my time with Vintage/Anchor books in the Publicity department. I remember that my mentor, Dave Hyde, an amazing publicist, had me update this massive PR list by calling hundreds of people on a list that I thought would never end. I was so nervous at first and then I didn’t think I would ever be finished. After I got thought it all, he asked me why he told me to do it. I said, “to update the list?” He laughed, said “yes of course, but now, are you more comfortable picking up the phone and talking to people. Asking for things?” I thought for a minute and realized that the daunting task he gave me probably was one of the most valuable lessons to learn in PR…How to talk to people and not to be afraid to pick up that phone. That was just one of the many things I learned while working there—It was such a great team and some of my favorite memories.

First PR job?  My first PR job was with an agency that I only stayed with for a year. It was not the most positive environment but with every job you take you learn something. I realized the type of publicist I did not want to be. They believed in the blasting philosophy—throw out enough spaghetti against the wall at least one will stick. That is the quickest way to be put on a reporters SPAM list. So, even though it may take a little longer, I research reporters, individualize each emails, and take feedback that they give me. They are the experts after all. I also learned to be kind to those around me, to be good to those that I work with—not only those more senior than me, but the junior people. Everyone is valuable and give credit to those that are working hard. My next job was back at Random House where I had the most amazing experience, with bosses that took the time to educate us and help us grow. It pays to keep in contact with your mentors and former employers.

Did you move to NY or LA (or any other city) to pursue your career in PR?  I went to college in Manhattan, but saw the opportunities here through my internships and stayed.

Favorite part of your job?  The fact that every day is something different. It is never a dull moment at work—one minute you are pitching the issue, then working on a fun segment for the Today Show and then you switch gears to promote an event.

Least favorite part of your job?  Rejection. I love what I do and the magazine I work for, so I want to get as much press as I can and get the message out. It is hard to hear the word “no” from a reporter or producer.

Favorite brands (brands you think are launching great PR campaigns)?  I think Target does a great job with their campaigns. They partner with amazing brands and their pop-up shops deliver a great press return.

Biggest accomplishment so far in your career?  Becoming Director at Women’s Health.

Biggest lesson learned to date in your career?  Take your time. When you rush, you make mistakes that can be avoided…this could be at an event, writing an e-mail or even when sending out a package. Sometimes those small mistakes can lead to bigger consequences.

Who were/are your mentors? What did they teach you?  I am lucky to say I have a number of amazing mentors that have helped me along the way.  Susan Portnoy was my first boss at Condé Nast. She is, hands down, one of the smartest and most savvy PR professionals in the industry. She taught me how to work on a red carpet, how to really craft a press release, how to stay organized and so much more. She was there to guide me when I had questions and, to this day, she is the first person I call when making big decisions with my career or even to brainstorm an idea at work. I call her my “maker” (True Blood style) because she really helped to make me into the publicist I am today. Another amazing mentor is Lauren Theodore, my former boss at SELF. Lauren is talented in her creativity and in the way that she was always determined to find a way to achieve our goals. She taught me how to pitch a magazine, how to work with the trades, how to think outside of the box. She believed in me and my abilities, which helped me to grow and ultimately helped me to get my job at Women’s Health. What was so amazing about Lauren was that she gave me autonomy, but was always there for me when I needed guidance. I was blessed to have worked with her for 4 years.

Best work advice?  ”Have a Plan B.” Sometimes our first pitch plan may not be successful, but that doesn’t mean that what we are pitching isn’t compelling. That just means that we may just need to change our angles. It is like that saying, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Oh, and remember to sleep!

We work really hard and need those few hours of rest to stay on top of our game.

As a publicist, you can’t live without your…iPhone, planner and colored tabs to keep me organized.

In order to succeed in PR, you…need to be patient, creative, and build lasting relationships.  Do not spam the press. Know who you are pitching, what they cover and if what you are working on will actually be something they are interested in. Doing that research will help you in the long run. Also, read everything! Newspapers, magazines, trades…The more you know, the better off you will be.

If you weren’t a publicist, you’d be…a producer. I think working for a local news station, working on segments would be great. If not that, then I would love to own my own little coffee shop.

Anything else you think aspiring publicists should know?  Don’t just take the first job you are offered. I know that the job market is really hard right now, but don’t sacrifice your happiness. When interviewing, talk to current employees and see how they feel about the company. In the long run, you will work harder when you actually like the place you work.

How can my readers follow you or your company/brand?

@lindzben14 or @womenshealthmag

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Benoit, Lindsey [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Lindsey is a member of the Class of 2004.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Benoit, Lindsey [MC2004]

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JFOUND: Krupitsch, Kathleen [MC????] Agent with Weichert Hallmark Properties



2014 09 25 Krupitsch 

Krupitsch, Kathleen [MC????]
Agent with Weichert Realtors Hallmark Properties

Specialties: REO/Bank Owned, Short Sales, Residential Sales...


Kathleen brings enthusiasm, hard work and knowledge to the clients she represents. Born and raised in Bronx, NY. She attended Manhattan College with studies in Accounting, Business and is fluent in Spanish.

Kathleen and her family relocated to the beautiful state of Florida after her husband retired from the New York City Police Department. After extensive research into schools and crime statistics, they settled on the pristine area of Palm Coast. She is, quite simply, dedicated to helping you purchase or sell your home, whether it is your first home or your last. Kathleen will try her best to make sure it will be the best possible, stress free experience. Real Estate is her Passion!

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' foe Kathleen.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFACEBOOK: Randal, Alex G. [MC????] Inventory Analyst at VF Corp



Randal, Alex G. [MC????]

Inventory Analyst at VF Corporation and Finance & Accounting at VF Corporation
Past: Frank and Dick's Bait, Tackle, Fuel, Food and TIKI BAR

Studied at Manhattan College
Past: Babylon Junior - Senior High School

Lives in New York, New York

From Babylon, New York

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JFOUND: Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP] remembered



2014 09 27 junius

Harlem Globetrotter star Wilt Chamberlain offers a ball to former Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella and former Manhattan College basketball player Junius Kellogg during the Globetrotter-Philadelphia Spas game at Madison Square Garden.

Image and commentary via Robert’s Black Heritage Page.soulbrotherv2Follow

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ENDNOTE: Ethanol is a Big Gooferment boondoggle



Making Your Car (and Bike) Ethanol-Safe
by eric • September 18, 2014

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Ethanol is a con, a boondoggle, a flim-flam. A con. A gyp.

The one ethanol upside – that it is an octane enhancer and so allows modern cars to run higher compression ratios, which allows more powerful as well as efficient engine designs – is arguably negated by the numerous negatives, including across-the-board reductions in fuel economy due to the lower energy content of a gallon of 10 percent ethanol “gas.” Studies have also been done that strongly indicate it takes more energy to make ethanol than you end up with. And that diverting the raw materials (corn stock) has contributed to the rising cost of food.

The bottom line is, if enough of us complain about it, the market – if not politicians – ought to hear us. And respond. Anecdotally, the ethanol-free pump in my neck of the Woods is always busy.

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Cui Bono!

Not the car owner. Not the poor. Not anyone who has to eat.


Crony Capitalism at it’s best.

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