JASPER JOTTINGS Week 40 - 2014 Oct 05    

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



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POSITRACTION: Listing 22 milestones he had missed



Boss at $2-trillion investment firm PIMCO says 10-year-old daughter made him quit
Published September 26, 2014

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The CEO of a $2 trillion investment fund said he made the decision to resign from his post after his young daughter wrote him a note listing 22 milestones he had missed in her life.

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Not everyone can afford to do this.

But everyone can afford to do something.


How does that old canard go about deathbeds and spending more time at work?

Unfortunately sometimes, that choice isn’t obvious at the time you make it.

And, afterwards, all you can do is spend time at work.

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GOOGLE+: Dittman, Paige (MC1997) Fairport Schools



Dittman, Paige (MC1997)
Works at Fairport Schools
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Fairport

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Unable to post to "weekly"

This week’s issue is up at: http://www.jasperjottings.com/ as usual.

Distributed by Yahoo and Mailchimp.

Not up at http://jasperjottings-weekly.com/ due to a Wordpress problem.

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JUPDATE: DeMartino, Anthony Joseph [MC2010] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


RE: JOY: DeMartino, Anthony Joseph [MC2010] weds
ON: 2014-Sep-23
AT: http://jasperjottings-daily.com/2014/09/23/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


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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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Dear John,

I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 2010.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DeMartino, Anthony Joseph [MC2010]

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GOOGLE+: Martinez, Anthony [MC2001] Freelance Retoucher



Martinez, Anthony [MC2001]
Works at Freelancer
Attended Westchester Community College
Lives in Yonkers, NY

Professional ExperienceStaff Retoucher - Macy's East
Freelance Retoucher - Macy's (East and West), Neiman Marcus, Club Monaco, Target, People, Adrienne Vittadini, Elle, Elle Girl, Mode, Essence, Samsonite, The Sharper Image, Bally Total Fitness and other accounts.

Lead Retoucher Position or a Studio Manager

I'm a talented retoucher with 8 years of experience in Advertising from designed, to finished products. I stay current with the newest adobe suite tools and workflows, currently up to CS5. I am experienced in high-end digital camera work flows including converting and storing captured images. I'm able to put together a small network of computers, and create backup solutions.I have creative retouching abilities in all media, including web.

Manhattan College
Westchester Community College   


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JNEWS: Pompey, Aliann (MC1999) Red Storm Sprints Coach



Coach Jim Hurt Welcomes Aliann Pompey To Staff As Sprints Coach
Four-time Olympian and former NCAA champion joins Red Storm coaching staff.

Sept. 26, 2014

QUEENS, N.Y. – St. John’s head women’s track & field and cross country coach Jim Hurt has announced the addition of four-time Olympian and former NCAA champion Aliann Pompey to his staff as the new sprints coach for the Red Storm.

“We are exceptionally pleased to have Aliann Pompey join our staff to work with our sprinters and hurdlers and to head up our recruiting efforts,” said Hurt. “Aliann enjoyed a storied and exceptional athletic career, winning an NCAA title and competing in four Olympic Games. The fact that she attained such a high level of success while training here in New York City will have a significant impact on our program and further its long tradition of developing student-athletes to the highest level of the sport. More importantly, Aliann is a person of great character and integrity that reflects the values of St. John’s University. We are sure that she will have a very positive impact on the entire lives of our student-athletes and I cannot wait to see what she will accomplish in her new position. I am very excited that she has decided to bring her varied and immense talents to our program.”

Pompey, a native of Georgetown, Guyana, brings a world-class athletic resume and the experience of representing her country in four-consecutive Summer Olympic Games to St. John’s. A 400-meter specialist who owns the South American indoor record of 51.83 seconds at the distance, Pompey adds a gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and a bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo to a long list of accomplishments.

Pompey has represented her native Guyana at the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in addition to participating in the World Championships in Athletics five times and the IAAF World Indoor Championships on four occasions. Her personal-best 400-meter time of 50.71 was achieved in August 2009 at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany. A graduate of Manhattan College, Pompey became the Jaspers’ first-ever national champion after winning the 400-meter dash at the 2000 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships, and also added multiple Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Metropolitan titles to her collegiate resume. A team captain during her time at Manhattan, Pompey was ranked 12th in the world in the indoor 400-meter dash as a senior at Manhattan.

Since retiring from competition following the London Olympic Games, Pompey has dedicated her time to Armory College Prep, a non-profit college access and success program that works to get high school students from New York City’s “high need” schools into college.

While pursuing her Olympic dreams, Pompey worked as a personal trainer at New York Sports Clubs, taught at the Harlem Academy and Urban Institute of Math and Science for Young Women, and served as a Director of Development for PowerPlay NYC and a Development Associate for Harlem Renaissance High School. A dedicated volunteer, she has also served as board member for the Manhattan College Alumni Society, regional board member for the Catholic Youth Organization and president of the Manhattan College Black Alumni Club.

Pompey earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in Communications in 1999 and a M.B.A. in Finance in 2003 from Manhattan College. She moved to the United States at the age of 14 and graduated from Cohoes High School in Albany County, N.Y.

Pompey takes over a Red Storm sprinting unit that has an excellent track record both past and present at the BIG EAST Championship and on the regional and national stage. St. John’s sent a quartet of sprinters to the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., while the Red Storm won conference titles in the 60-meter, 400-meter and 500-meter dashes last season to go with an indoor 4x400-meter relay BIG EAST crown and a 500-meter dash ECAC Championships title.

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JOY: Michael, Brandon [MC????] weds




2014 09 28 Michael

Nic Ole Je An
Brandon Michael

Married Brandon Michael
September 26

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[JR: Have to be a detective to uncover these! ]

Michael, Brandon [MC????]

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GOOGLE+: Richardson, Char [MC2003] Loan Officer



Richardson, Char [MC2003]
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Dallas, TX

Loan Officer & Credit Expert

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Charles O'Regan, 75
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 9:50 am | Updated: 10:37 am, Mon Sep 29, 2014.

Charles P. O'Regan, a longtime resident of Pelham Manor, died on September 28, 2014. He was 75 years old.

He was born in the Bronx, NY to the late Charles and Mary O'Regan. He was predeceased by wife Maureen and her brother John. He is survived by his daughter Jeanne Marie; his sister Sr. Sheila Marie, O.P.; his brother Timothy and wife Claire; his brother-in-law Fr. James McAuley, M.M.; sister-in-law Irene and nephews Timothy, Thomas and Christopher and niece Catherine.

An alumnus of St. Luke's School, Cardinal Hayes H.S and Manhattan College Engineering School, all in The Bronx, Mr. O'Regan also earned an MBA at the Hagen School of Business at Iona.

He worked for 40 years for the Kearfott Corporation, a defense contractor specializing in the development of guidance and navigation systems for military applications: first as an engineer and later in business development nationally and internationally. The holder of four patents, he was the' first to solve a till-then intractable issue of out-of-control satellite antennas. His stabilization invention was a key element in the later development of the Strategic Defense Initiative envisioned by his distant relative—President Ronald Reagan.

A parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Mr. O'Regan was a lector at Sunday masses.
A devotee of all-things-Irish, Mr. O'Regan often listened to Irish music particularly that of John McCormack. He was a lifetime member of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in the City of New York.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 2-4 P.M. and 7-9 P.M. at Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham NY 10803, 914-738-1060. A funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 559 Pelham Manor Rd.,Pelham Manor, NY 10803, 914-738-914-738-1449 on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 10:00 A.M. Internment will be at St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the St. Luke's Education Foundation, Inc. or a Catholic school of your choice.


O'Regan, Charles [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/charles-p-oregan-condolences/172619749?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O'Regan, Charles [MC1961 RIP]

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JFOUND: Hourigan, Cari [MC2005] Operations Manager Halifax International Security Forum



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About Us

Halifax International Security Forum is a forum and a network for thoughtful and engaged decision-makers from governments, militaries, business, academia, and the media to work together to meet emerging threats in a changing world.

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Cari Hourigan, Operations Manager

Cari Hourigan manages internal operations for Halifax International Security Forum. Before joining Halifax, Cari was a Program Associate on the Eurasia team at World Vision where she coordinated the oversight of over 90 long-term development programs in Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  Cari holds an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Economics at the University of Glasgow. Prior to perusing her Masters, Cari served as an urban planner for a small city in New York’s Capital District. Cari received her BA from Manhattan College.

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Hourigan, Cari [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Cari is a member of the Class of 2005.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hourigan, Cari [MC2005]

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JFOUND: Ferdenzi, Carl [MC1972] EVP ESIS ProClaim



Ferdenzi, Carl [MC????]

Manhattan College

Executive Vice President
ESIS ProClaim
2010 - Present

Greater New York City Area

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ferdenzi, Carl [MC1972]

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JNEWS: Collins, Jessica [MC????] HamletHub new contributor



HamletHub proudly introduces a new contributor
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 07:51
Written by Sally Allen

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Jessica Collins

A longtime resident of Ridgefield, Conn., Jessica is a lifelong reader who shares stories about books, authors, and her adventures in and around her small town. Her blog, Jessica Collins Photography, showcases her photographs of forgotten places, nature, and anything else that moves and inspires her. She earned a B.A. in English Literature from Manhattan College and a M.A. in Sociology from Fordham University. In her spare times, Jessica enjoys seeking out the best coffee joints and enjoying Ridgefield with her husband and three children. She looks forward to sharing her favorite books and the fabulous places she uncovers as she explores her little corner of the world.

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Collins, Jessica [MC????]

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JFOUND: Bortolussi, Gina [MC2008] on Positive Attitudes



Positive Attitudes
September 26th, 2014

Positive Attitudes

It’s common sense that manners and a positive attitude will go a long way in a professional setting. Consumers as a whole want to be treated with respect and greeted with friendly faces. In a practice, the atmosphere and the personnel in that atmosphere have much control over whether or not patients are satisfied with their visit.

Having an attitude with a patient, or overall unfriendly disposition, will not help make the patient feel comfortable. If a patient is not comfortable or happy with a practice and the people who are working in that practice, than they most likely won’t be willing to make another appointment. A negative attitude can actually cost a practice patients and therefore cost them money.

Chiropractors have an obligation to take care of their patients, and so do the people working in their practice. While Chiropractors are making adjustments,the front office should also be making patients feel comfortable. Along with making adjustments, Chiropractors have a number of responsibilities and the front office does as well. Both have to work together to make a practice run smoothly and properly. If the front office isn’t working to their best abilities and providing a positive atmosphere, then the practice’s reputation is tarnished.

It is easy to be stressed in today’s world, but what people have to remember, especially when working with the public, is that a smile goes a long way. Chiropractors entrust their front offices. While Chiropractors are taking care of their patients, the front office is responsible for taking care of the patients who haven’t been seen by a doctor yet.

The front office is the first contact made by the patients coming into the practice. It is extremely important for the people working in the front office to make sure that patients are starting their days with positivity. A good attitude can affect the way patients go about their day, how they feel throughout the day. It can also shape their day and affect how they treat others throughout the day.

Greeting patients with a positive attitude and friendly smile can even impact the way the people working the front office feel. A positive attitude affects the person who is giving it as well as the person receiving it. Keeping a positive attitude creates positive thinking, a more creative mind, success and overall happiness. A positive attitude motivates a person to do the best work that they can and fuels their ability to do their job.

The energy you give out into the world will be given back to you. It is extremely important for a working environment to have a positive energy and for people with positive attitudes to be working in that environment. A practice is only as good as the people who work in it and with positive attitudes and friendly dispositions, a practice can flourish.

Gina Bortolussi is a graduate of Manhattan College and has her B.A. in Communications. She is currently focusing on research of modern Internet-based chiropractic office management solutions, such as Billing Precision (http://www.chiropracticbillingprecision.com). Billing Precision is an all-in-one Internet-based system that includes accountable and transparent billing service, state-of-art touch-screen SOAP notes, advanced patient scheduling, and real-time monitoring for compliance and audit exposure.

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Bortolussi, Gina [MC2008]

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JFOUND: Lawton, Eric [MC1979] Owner Lawton Media Services LLC



Name Eric Lawton
URL https://www.recruiter.com/ericlawton
Job Title Owner/Founder
Company Lawton Media Services LLC
Location Madison, Connecticut, United States

Eric Lawton has over 25 years of management experience in Fortune 500 companies where he held senior level positions in marketing and technology. Before founding Lawton Media Services, Mr. Lawton directed all worldwide eCRM & Supply Chain marketing programs for Computer Sciences Corporation, managing marketing alliances with PeopleSoft, Siebel, BroadVision, Oracle, Kana, and SAS epiphany. Earlier, as Vice President Marketing for Brussels based Belgacom SA, Mr. Lawton directed all North American communications and marketing programs. Mr. Lawton also held a variety of senior positions at Verizon Corporation, including Director Consumer Products, Director Public Relations, Director Product Management and District Sales Manager. Eric Lawton has a BS in Marketing from Manhattan College, and is a Certified Group Facilitator.

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Lawton, Eric [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lawton, Eric [MC1979]

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GOOGLE+: Meltzer, Melissa [MC2000] Newedge USA



Meltzer, Melissa [MC2000]
Worked at Newedge USA
Newedge USA — Prime Clearing Sales
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Bronx, NY

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JLINKEDIN: Strini, Thomas [MC1971] new job Consultant at TI-Con Associates


Thomas Strini has a new job.
Now Consultant at TI-Con Associates.

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Strini, Thomas [MC1971]



Tom Strini is a bookkeeping, accounting and office administration professional with over four years experience. He offers a maturity and work ethic that is second to none and an ability to rapidly learn (or develop) new processes and procedures to streamline and improve back office operations.

In addition Tom is an IT/telecommunications professional with over 20 years of experience that includes the successful management of technology projects for large industrial customers (including Eastman Kodak, Xerox and IBM), educational institutions, government entities and all size retail establishments . He is known for his well-rounded business perspective, having acquired significant management experience in field operations, project management, engineering, and customer service. Tom possesses the ability to quickly understand and evaluate situations and identify key issues. His interpersonal skills allow him to understand diverse viewpoints and facilitate communication in order to build consensus, establish relationships and direct multi-location teams and contracted vendors. Tom has developed workforce productivity metrics and management reports that have helped maximize productivity, quality and profits.

* Bookkeeping & financial accounting
* Budget Development & Administration
* Project Management
* IT Network Management & maintenance
* Field Operations Management
* PBX, Central Office Equipment & Power Plant Engineering
* Inside/Outside Plant Engineering

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JHQ: Zurica, Josephine [MC2003] new principal of Dagher Engineering



Young Alum Combines Service with Sustainability to Make Mark in Green Building Design

2014 09 30 zurica

Just 11 years out of college, Josephine Zurica ’03 was named the new principal of Dagher Engineering.

At 34 years old, after just six years as a professional engineer, sustainable design specialist Josephine (Kaiser) Zurica ’03 was named principal of Dagher Engineering. The former Peace Corps volunteer credits her experiences abroad with helping her to develop the leadership skills and ingenuity to foster sustainable solutions.

The Michigan native arrived at Manhattan in fall 2000 and declared a civil engineering major before Mohammad Naraghi, Ph.D., and Bahman Litkouhi, Ph.D., professors of mechanical engineering, revealed another side of engineering: sustainable design, energy and thermal systems. She quickly changed her major to mechanical engineering and never looked back.

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Zurica, Josephine [MC2003]

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JOBIT: Carpenter, Patrick Leonard [MC1962 RIP]



Posted on Sep 30th,2014 in Long Island

Patrick Leonard Carpenter, 78, of Southold passed away peacefully Sept. 23 in Greenport.

Patrick was born June 10, 1936 in Far Rockaway. After graduating from Richmond Hill High School in 1955, he served four years in the U.S. Army. Patrick later enrolled in Manhattan College where he received his Bacheleor of Science degree in biology. He received his Masters in Education at CW Post.

While teaching biology at Hicksville High School, Patrick met his wife, Lynne Breining, a school colleague. The two were married in the summer of ‘77 at Patrick’s summer home in Southold.

Patrick was fond of the U.S. Army, Corvettes, hunting and most of all, the history of World War II.

He is survived by his wife Lynne; his son, Patrick; his daughter, Jean and two grandchildren, William and Alisa.

A memorial service in his honor will be scheduled at a later date.

Donations in his name to American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.


Carpenter, Patrick Leonard [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Patrick is a member of the Class of 1962.

May He Rest In Peace,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Carpenter, Patrick Leonard [MC1962 RIP]

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

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JNEWS: Fitzpatrick, Paul [MC1957] Jos. A. Bank's Brand President



Men's Wearhouse names retail brand presidents and EVP of direct sourcing
Published 30 September 2014

Men's Wearhouse (MW) today announced Scott Norris has been named Men's Wearhouse Brand and Moores Brand President and Paul Fitzpatrick has been named Jos. A. Bank's Brand President.

Additionally, Jim Thorne was named Executive Vice President of Direct Sourcing. All three will report to Mary Beth Blake, the Company's President and Chief Merchandising Officer.

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Paul Fitzpatrick was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer of ESP Group Ltd. from 2010 to 2013 and previously, he was Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Men's and Children's for Macy's West. From 1992 to 2009, Fitzpatrick held various positions at Macy's West, including EVP and GMM Home Furnishings, Regional Store Director, and San Francisco Union Square Store Manager. From 1988 to 1991, Fitzpatrick served as Senior Vice President and GMM and SVP and Director of Stores at I Magnin in San Francisco. Fitzpatrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Manhattan College.

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Fitzpatrick, Paul [MC????]

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I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1957.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fitzpatrick, Paul [MC1957]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Anne Skau and others


Good Evening all,

Your prayers are requested for Anne Skau, a good friend to several of us and of course George Skau's wife. Anne is going into Hospital on October 6th for Knee Replacement Surgery. We pray that the surgery goes well with no complications and that Anne's recovery is swift and complete. Thank you. God Bless.


Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Good Afternoon All,

We have had the following in our prayers and we need to raise the volume a bit.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sheila M. who was called home. Please keep Sheila and her family in your prayers as the family mourn the loss of their loved one as she enters the Kingdom Of Heaven and is in God's Eternal Embrace.

Please raise the volume for Michael K. who has a substance abuse problem and is now in the Criminal Justice System. We pray that God's Hand calms this troubled young man and that the Court will be able to provide him the help he needs.

We pray also for Michael H. who has to undergo surgery for a serious back injury suffered as a result of an accident.

I ask you to pray for a young woman, the daughter of a good friend. This young woman has become addicted to heroin, was recently arrested in possession of the drug. The authorities/lawyers have pointed out that recovery can be as long as three plus years. We pray that the Mother and family, as they struggle to get her the help she needs, receive strength in God's Love..

My nephew Stephen, who has been in our prayers, has gone into rehab once again for Alcohol abuse. We pray that somehow he gains sufficient self respect to realize that he is loved and has worth well beyond that which he finds in Alcohol.

I ask you to keep my Brother-In-Law and dear friend, Ed, in your prayers as he rebounds from a stroke suffered a week ago. He is doing well but the MDs have cautioned him that the next several weeks are critical.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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GOOGLE+: Pena, Samuel [MC2008] Solutions Architect QlikTech



Pena, Samuel [MC2008]
Works at QlikTech
Solutions Architect
Attended Stevens Institute of Technology
Lives in Hoboken, NJ

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JFOUND: Salierno, Anthony [MC????] LasikPlus



Anthony Salierno, M.D.

Over 17,000 procedures performed

Book Free Consultation

Anthony Salierno, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Salierno received his medical degree in ophthalmology from New York Medical College. He joined LasikPlus in 2007 and, in total he has performed over 16,000 laser vision correction treatments.

Dr. Salierno feels the success of LasikPlus is based on its highly experienced surgeons who work with 100% bladeless technology.

In his free time, Dr. Salierno enjoys spending time with family and friends.

New York Medical College, M.D.
Montefiore Medical Center, Ophthalmology
University of Florida Shands Medical Center, Corneal Disease
Manhattan College, B.S.

Certifications, Affiliations, & Memberships

American Board of Ophthalmology, Board Certified
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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Salierno, Anthony [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find any match for a Dr, Salierno in my 'stuff'


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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MFOUND: Businessmen’s Retreat as an ebook



10 Ways to Get Closer to God

1. Connect with Jasper alumni, family, friends, and colleagues over a weekend of fellowship and friendship at the Manhattan College Businessmen’s Retreat. This year’s theme is “Speak, LORD; Your Servant is Listening.”

2. Listen to Fr. Paul Fagan speak about “how words can inspire change"

3. Hear Fr. Jim Lloyd tell the story of how he has heard the Lord speak and guide his calling as a priest.

4. Listen to Tom McCarthy, who heads up alumni relations, talk about Lasallian spirituality.

5. Hear Judge Joseph Bellacosa talk about how the retreat theme applies to his life as a prominent, former jurist.

Receive the Sacramental “Trifecta” of:

6. Reconciliation,

7. Anointing (for strength and perseverance), and

8. The Holy Eucharist

9. Enjoy spiritual sustenance, peaceful prayer, great food, and a serene setting.

And finally… the ultimate parting gift:

10. Take away God’s grace and blessings with you, as you begin the new work week on Monday morning.

Alumni and friends are invited to attend this year’s men’s retreat, to be held at the Bishop Molloy Retreat House in Jamaica Estates, NY during the weekend of September 14-16.

This retreat, although deeply spiritual and moving, is designed also to be practical. We understand that you spend most of your time “in the world” in your day-to-day walk.

Wouldn’t it be great to do that with a newfound peace, one that you could share with others?

If any (or all) of the above ways spark an interest, please contact us at TheRetreatTeam@ManhattanCollegeRetreat.info or visit ManhattanCollegeRetreat.info.

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JLINKEDIN: Higgins, Martin [MC2011] Senior Associate at Ernst & Young



Higgins, Martin [MC2011]
Senior Associate at Ernst & Young
Financial Services

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JHQ: Jasper sports on TV


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Manhattan’s first televised conference game will be on Friday, Feb. 13, when the Jaspers host Iona in a rematch of the last two MAAC championship games.  ESPNU will televise that game live at 10 p.m.  Manhattan’s second scheduled television appearance is the season finale against Quinnipiac on Sunday, March 1, which will air on ESPN3 at 2 p.m. from Draddy Gymnasium.

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GOOGLE+: McConney, Paige [MC2009] Marketing Assistant



McConney, Paige [MC2009]
Marketing Assistant, present
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in New York, NY

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JNEWS: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) speaks up


Statement, Public Hearing, 1st October 2014, Peekskill Middle School.

My name is MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick. My son Brendan attends Woodside Elementary School and my son Conor attends Peekskill Middle School.

It grieves me when people, who profess to be Christians, sin against our children through their venal behavior, in seeking to divert funds from our district. It is not right or just.

My husband and I moved to this community, in part, for the schools. We do not wish to see class sizes go up while our property values go down. It is not right or just.

It is unacceptable that a minority seeks to impose their will upon the majority of parents, who do not wish to see tax funds diverted from our public schools in order to support a de facto Catholic school. If you want a Catholic school in Peekskill, by all means, found one, and charge tuition, but do not expect to be allowed to create an insular, exclusionary fiefdom and, in the process, destroy our children’s schools. It is not right or just.

Assumption cannot seek to balance their budget on the backs of my sons and their classmates. It is not right or just.

Our founding fathers, quite rightly, had legitimate concerns regarding the separation of Church and State. No public funds, no tax dollars, should be allocated to financially support, either directly or indirectly, any religiously-affiliated organization. The applicants may claim that this is not intended to be a Catholic school, but, take a good look at the applicant and the trustees. If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it is a duck, regardless of what verbal gymnastics are used in the charter application. It is not right or just.

My son froze, last winter, in their school building, which is not ADA compliant, and had to keep his coat on during CCD classes because no heat was put up for the classrooms. Are the taxpayers of Peekskill to be compelled to pay thousands of dollars to bring a building up to code which has been allowed to fall into disrepair? It is not right or just.

As the mother of a 14 year old in a residential special education placement, who has received speech and occupational therapy since two years of age, I know what an ADA compliant building looks like. This isn’t it. In addition, for any child who is in danger of eloping, as with many autistic children, this property is not a secure one, and would be a danger to the health and welfare of children with such disabilities.

Parents of Peekskill—raise your voices and let them be heard! Let Albany know, in no uncertain terms, that this proposed charter school would serve only to damage our schools and, thus, our community. It is not right or just.

MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick
531 Union Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566

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McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

[JR: Agree or not, you have to admire spunk. Personally I’m for the Separation of Education and State. Completely. But applause to our fellow Jasper for speaking her mind.]

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QUADRANGLE: Soul Mates Sekhri, Nitin [MC2003] and Christina [MC2005]



Classmates to Soul Mates
Posted on October 2, 2014 by Marissa Piazza

Editor’s note: “Classmates to Soul Mates” will be a new, monthly column documenting Manhattan College graduates who married other MC alumni or couples who met during their years at MC.

2014-10-02 2009 wed

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“The ugly building that it is, is a really special place…I spent so much time there,” said Nitin Sekhri, a 2003 graduate of the chemical engineering department.

While freshman biology lab may seem like an unlikely place to meet a future spouse, it was a key piece in a relationship that further evolved over service trips and volunteering. It was in the engineering building that Nitin first met Christina, a younger biology major, in introductory level biology lab. While Nitin was taking the courses needed for medical school, Christina was only just beginning her education at Manhattan College as a freshman.

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Sekhri, Nitin [MC2003]

Sekhri, Christina [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Christina is a member of the Class of 2005.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sekhri, Christina [MC2005]

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JOBIT: Kenefick, Sr. M. Virginia ‘Catherine’ OSF [MC???? RIP]



Kenefick, Sr. M. Virginia OSF

Sister M. Virginia (Catherine) Kenefick, OSF went home to God on Wednesday,

October 1, 2014 at the Franciscan Villa in Syracuse, NY. She was born in Utica, NY to John and Eleanor (Burgess) Kenefick on July 1, 1934. She was a Sister of St. Francis for 62 years.

Sister earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio; a master's degree from SUNY at Potsdam, NY and certification in Education Administration from Manhattan College in NY.

Sister taught at St. Rose of Lima School in North Syracuse, Holy Cross School in DeWitt, St. Peter's School in Riverside, NJ and Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School in East Syracuse. In addition, she served as principal at Holy Family School in Fairmount and vice principal at St. Rose of Lima in North Syracuse.

Sister Virginia will be remembered for her years of devoted service to her community and her out-going, warm personality, prayerfulness, love for children, dedication to education and love of sports. Noted for her loving smile, she delighted to see so many students do so well and loved their responses. She endeared herself to those whom she encountered.

She is survived by a brother, John; his wife, Joyce; nieces, Kim, Cathy, Christine, Kelly, Colleen and nephews, John and Jeffrey. She is also survived by many grand and great-grandnieces and nephews, and the Sisters of St. Francis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Franciscan Villa Chapel, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212. Calling hours will be at the chapel from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. A Farewell Service will be at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7. Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212.

KEEGAN-OSBELT-KNIGHT Knightfamilyfuneralhome.com

Date of Death: October 1, 2014

Funeral Home
Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home
900 N. Salina Street Syracuse, NY 13208

Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Oct. 2 to Oct. 5, 2014


Kenefick, Sr. M. Virginia ‘Catherine’ OSF [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/syracuse/osf-m-virginia-kenefick-condolences/172667548?cid=full#sthash.ow3uf6Di.dpbs

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GOOGLE+: Anbazhagan, Anthil [MC2004] Project Manager Huawei



Anbazhagan, Anthil [MC2004]
Works at Huawei
Project Manager
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Bangalore

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for a knee job


Good Afternoon All,

Please remember to keep Anne Skau in your prayers. Anne is going in for Knee Replacement Surgery on Monday, October 6, at Valley Hospital. We pray that the surgery goes well with no complications and a speedy and complete recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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GOOGLE+: O’Brien, Kerry [MC2006] Sales Engineer Digital Realty Trust



O’Brien, Kerry [MC2006]
Works at Digital Realty Trust
Sales Engineer
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Astoria, Queens, NY

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JHQ: Clean Water in Haiti



Engineers Help Bring Clean Water to Lasallian Community in Haiti

Using their expertise on water filtration systems, two students and their professor visited a Lasallian school and Brothers community to advise on infrastructure.

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JOBIT: Corcoran, William J. ‘Bill’ [MP????MC???? RIP]



William J. Corcoran

William J. (Bill) Corcoran of Greenwich and New Fairfield, CT Passed away peacefully at Greenwich Hospital on September 20.

Bill was born on February 28th 1937 in New York City and was raised in Park Chester, The Bronx, and New York.

He attended St. Raymond's and then spent two years in Barrytown, New York with the Christian Brothers.

Bill graduated from Manhattan Prep and went on to graduate from Manhattan College.

Upon graduation, Bill joined Moore Business Forms and was with the company for 43 years until retirement.

Bill was predeceased by his wife, Maureen. He is survived by his three sons, Bill, Kenneth and Roger and was "Poppy" to his five grandchildren, Bill, Brady, Zak, Connor and Sydney.

For the past nine years Bill lived in Greenwich with his long time companion, Greenwich resident, Kathleen Dooley DiGiovanna.

Bill's family and friends would like to extend their gratitude to the Doctors and staff at Greenwich Hospital, especially; Dr. Brunetti and Dr. Hollister who provided exceptional care in Bill's final illnesses.

A memorial mass was held on September 26 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.

Published in GreenwichTime on Oct. 5, 2014


Corcoran, William J. ‘Bill’ [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/greenwichtime/william-j-corcoran-condolences/172686645?cid=full#sthash.aCtpnSoE.dpbs

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JNEWS: Manhattan Prep's Brother George a 2014 Jubilarian


2014 10 03 Prepsters

In the Fall of issue of Lasallian Notes (the Brother's Newsletter from
Lincroft Development Office), they make mention of our August 6th luncheon
visit with Brother George, who is also a Jubilarian in 2014, celebrating 70
years as a Brother!!!

From Left to right, Ken McNamara, Don Wszolek, Brother George, Mike Daly,
Steve Trynosky and Tom Briscoe.

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[JR: My fellow Classmates! Where did the time go?]

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ENDNOTE: Death Panels in the "Culture of Death"



A Nation of Children
By Doug French
Casey Research
September 27, 2014

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Imagine, as Christopher Buckley (son of William F.) did in his clever book, Boomsday, a plan to make the government solvent by offering incentives for people to kill themselves at age 70 and younger. Instead of calling it suicide, it would euphemistically be known as “Voluntary Transitioning.”

Now we have Ezekiel Emanuel, Ari and Rahm’s brother, making quite a splash with his article “Why I Hope to Die at 75” in the Atlantic. While he doesn’t plan on suicide, he will stop receiving medical treatment. He says people deteriorate, and are less productive and creative. So why stay around so long?

The former White House aid’s article makes Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet’s piece on Casey Research last December all the more interesting. She pointed out that Mr. Emanuel has written plenty about “The Complete Lives System” which:

makes crystal clear that physicians must not focus on the individual patient. Instead, medical care should be allocated based on the patient’s usefulness to the “collective good.” If you’re too old, or too young, or your ailment is too complicated, society is better off letting you die rather than paying a doctor to heal you.

One tenet of the Complete Lives system is that medical care for people under age 15 and over age 45 should be attenuated. “Attenuate” means to ration. Emanuel believes that the very young and the elderly are less valuable to society than those in the middle of the age curve.

Mr. Emanuel is likely trying to start a trend and maybe even plant the idea for legislation to stop caring for people at 75—all for the good of the country, of course.

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Anyone still laughing at Sarah Palin’s “death panels” remarks?



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Some of the issues that are included in the Catholic Church's description of the culture of life include:

Opposition to abortion

Opposition to human sterilization

Opposition to human cloning

Opposition to contraception

Opposition to human embryonic stem cell and fetal research, coupled with support for adult stem cell research

Opposition to euthanasia

Opposition to murder and suicide

Opposition to capital punishment

Opposition to unjust war

Promotion of agape love and charity

Promotion of matrimony, maternity, fatherhood, life, chastity, fidelity, and virtue

Promotion of organ donation

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I hope all Jaspers are on the “Culture of Life”  team.


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