JASPER JOTTINGS Week 47 - 2014 Nov 23    

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



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POSITRACTION:  Clostridium difficile treatment cheap and easy



October 28th, 2014 at 10:55 am
Frozen poop pills can help fight life-threatening intestinal infections

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The pills take the place of fecal transplants, which have gained credibility in recent years as a method of treating Clostridium difficile infection, but which require delivery by enema or a tube down the digestive system. Scientists say the pills, which contain filtered, healthy fecal matter, offer a cheap, convenient and safer way to “make the medicine go down.”

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In a small and preliminary trial, the pills cured the diarrhea symptoms in 19 out of 20 people with mild to moderate C. difficile infections. Each patient popped 30 of the pills over a two-day period, and their bowel movements fell from a median of 5 per day to 1 per day eight weeks later. Fourteen of the 20 patients were cured after the first two-day treatment, and five others — sicker than the rest — were cured after a second two-day, 30-pill treatment.

Further, not a single participant showed adverse side effects due to the pills. Researchers published their findings Saturday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Disgusting? Yup. Practical? Yup. Saves lives? Cheap? Yup. Easy? Yup!

So how will Big Pharma and the FDA keep this off the market?

Anyone, who has spent any time around old folks in hospitals or nursing homes, knows how bad this infection is.

Makes everyone unhappy. And, sometimes weakens and kills.

Infection control is … cumbersome. And, this isn’t Ebola, but it runs through hospitals and nursing homes like a wildfire.

My sainted aunt had it three or four times. It made her embarrassed, uncomfortable, and miserable.

(She’d have never taken the pills if she knew what was in it. But, I’d have looked her right in the eye and lied like a politician running for reelection!)


Hope this gets a speedy approval.

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JFOUND: Cavanagh, Kevin [MC1996] VP Enrollment Management CNR



Kevin Cavanagh
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Before joining The College of New Rochelle in June 2014, Kevin Cavanagh was Senior Director of Enrollment Services and Student Information at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Before that, he served as Assistant Vice President for College Admissions at Iona College.

A two-time graduate of Manhattan College, Cavanagh received his MBA, with a concentration in management, and a BA in history, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. A long-time member of Manhattan College’s admissions team, he rose to the position of Director of Admissions and Financial Aid before moving to Iona.

At Iona (2007-2012), Cavanagh was responsible for the enrollment of traditional undergraduates, evening and weekend adult students, transfers, and graduate students.

In 2012, Cavanagh moved to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. As the chief enrollment officer of the 19th-ranked medical school in the country (according to US News and World Report), he developed and executed a strategic plan for delivering enrollment services to meet the needs of the school, supervising the offices of Admissions, Registrar, Bursar, Health Insurance, Financial Aid, and Housing.

Cavanagh also has been a leader within the admissions industry at large, having served on the Executive Board of the New York Association of College Admissions Counseling and been elected as a State Delegate representing New York at the National Assembly of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling. He also represented both Manhattan and Iona as a member of the Catholic College Admissions Association. The Irish Echo recently recognized Cavanagh for his contribution to the higher education industry by naming him to their 2014 list of 40 Under 40.

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Cavanagh, Kevin [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Kevin is member of the Class of 1996.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cavanagh, Kevin [MC1996]

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JFOUND: Marsh, Eric Clifton ‘Ricky’ [MC1977] on Wikipedia



Ricky Marsh
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ricky Marsh No. 21
Shooting Guard
Personal information
Born March 10, 1954
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Jamaica High School (Jamaica, New York)
College Manhattan College
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 16 / Pick: 165th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro career 1977–1978
Career history
1977-1978 Golden State Warriors
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Eric Clifton Marsh, better known as Ricky Marsh, was an American professional basketball player. He played a total of 60 NBA games.[1][2]

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Marsh, Ricky [MC????]

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On Nov 15, 2014, at 10:33 PM, Mike McEneney wrote:

Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Ricky, but I an sending this to Pete Sweeney to see if he remembers him.

So maybe hold off until I hear from Pete.


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Ricky Marsh is in Manhattan Athletic Hall of Fame. What is context of inquiry?


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Ricky Marsh ’77

Enjoyed an outstanding two-year career at Manhattan after transferring from Nebraska. A Dean’s List student, Marsh was named All-Metropolitan as a junior. While serving as a co-captain as a senior, he received the Doc Sweeney Award as MVP of the annual game with Fordham, and was selected to play in the Big Apple Classic. Drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the eighth round of the 1977 NBA Draft, Marsh started 50 of the 60 games he appeared in and leads all Jaspers in games played in the NBA.

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[JR: I updated the Wikipedia page.]


Marsh, Eric Clifton ‘Ricky’ [MC1977]

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JUPDATE: McCourt, Joe [MC1967] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JNEWS: McCourt, Joe [MC1967] shares his Viet Nam experience


McCourt, Joe [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Joe is a member of the Class of 1967.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCourt, Joe [MC1967]

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JLINKEDIN: Kim, Jung [MC2013] Investment Operations Associate at Prudential



Kim, Jung [MC2013]
Investment Operations Associate at Prudential
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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JOBIT: Dodd, Sister Therese [MC???? RIP]



Sister Therese Dodd

Dodd, Sister Therese

Sister Therese Dodd, OP, of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, died on November 15, 2014 in Siena Hall, Sparkill, NY.

Born in the Bronx, NY on March 7, 1926, Therese was the daughter of John and Catherine Doolittle Dodd. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1945 and received the name Sister John Angela. She professed her first vows in 1947 and her final vows in 1952.

Sister earned a B.A. in Education from Manhattan College, NY and an MA in Business Education from the College of St. Rose, Albany,

NY. During her professional life, Sister Therese ministered in the Brooklyn Diocese and the Archdiocese of New York. She taught at St. Teresa, Woodside, NY (1947-53); St. Anthony, Bronx, NY (1953-58); Cathedral HS, NYC (1968-71); Rosary Academy, Sparkill, NY (1974-78); Coleman HS, Hurley, NY (1988-89). She served as Business Manager and Treasurer at St. Helena Commercial HS, Bronx, NY (1958-68); St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY (1971-74); Sacred Heart Parish, Suffern, NY (1978-86). From 1986-1988 she was a staff member at Villa St. Joseph, Saugerties, NY and for twenty-one years she worked at Benedictine Hospital, Kingston, NY in the Business Office. Upon her retirement she offered local community service at Dominican Convent in Sparkill. Sr.

Therese is survived by her sister-in-law Helen Dodd, Winter Park, FL; her nieces Joan Fabiano (Angelo), Red Bank, NJ; Eileen Hurler, Toms River, NJ; Maureen Clapperton (Dave), Marietta, GA; Ann Dodd (Patrick), Fort Myers, FL; her nephews Robert Stec (Linda), Vero Beach, FL; Jack Dodd; Thomas Dodd, Atlanta, GA. She was the proud aunt of many grandnieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:30am. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 3:30 to 7:30pm at the Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sparkill. Arrangements by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention-Sister Mary Murray, President.

Michael J. Higgins
Funeral Service Inc.
321 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956
(845) 634-6110

Published in the The Journal News on Nov. 17, 2014


Dodd, Sister Therese [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/therese-dodd-condolences/173186196?cid=full#sthash.8YQgM4hO.dpbs

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

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JFOUND: Pasquale, Louis Robert [MC1982] Boston Glaucoma doc



Dr. Louis Robert Pasquale MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
400 North Bedford Street
East Bridgewater, MA

Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Normal-tension glaucoma, Difficult surgical glaucoma, Secondary glaucoma in the pediatric ...

Dr. Louis Pasquale, who practices in Boston, MA and East Bridgewater, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasquale include glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pasquale include: Sigma Xi, Manhattan College; Phi Beta Kappa, Manhattan College; and Alpha Omega Alpha, Suny Stony Brooke Med Sch. Dr. Pasquale offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Steward Health Care System, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Pasquale, Louis Robert [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Louis is a member of the Class of 1982.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pasquale, Louis Robert [MC1982]

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JFACEBOOK: Maligno, Vincent J. [MC1969] seeks funding for "Looking For GOD"



Vincent J. Maligno Phd

2014 Nov 17 Maligno

Greetings fellow alumni...

Some of you may know that I am co-writer / co producer for an upcoming full feature film, known as "Looking For GOD".

I would love for all of you to hear our theme song for the movie, known as, "Looking For GOD". We need all the support we can get from viewers and listeners everywhere. If you follow the instructions below, you can listen to a segment of our song. If you wish to support this song for our movie, you can purchase the song for .99cents only.

Please go to cdbaby.com
Type in the search engine, Looking For God by Louis Borelli.
Click onto the Picture Link,
Click onto the Preview button to hear the short version of our song.
Click onto the Purchase .99cents if you like it and wish to purchase full version.
The proceeds from this song, will be used toward the movie trailer we are presently producing. Within the next month or so, this trailer will be available for viewing.

Thanks to all in advance for your interest in helping us promote a very much needed trailer/film

Blessings to all,
Vincent J. Maligno PhD, A&S 1969.

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Maligno, Vincent J. [MC1969]

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JHQ: Faculty and Student Accomplishments November 2014



Faculty and Student Accomplishments: November 2014

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

Rachel Cirelli, director of the Center for Career Development, was quoted in an article on NerdWallet.com, which was later picked up by the Huffington Post, giving a tip to stand out at a career fair. See the article
School of Arts

In early November, Manhattan College’s Model UN team brought home four awards while representing the United Kingdom at the National Model United Nations Conference in Washington D.C. Pamela Chasek, professor of government, is program director of the College’s team and helps to prepare the students throughout the year.

The team consisted of the following students: Evan Amadio ’15, economics and international studies major; Kelly Ann deAprix ’17, government major; Irene Entringer ’15, economics and international studies major; Kaitlyn Greiner ’18, government major; Luke Hartman ’16, communication and international studies double major; Chris Hoey ’17, electrical engineering major; Natalie Heinitz ’16, communication major; Evelyn Infante ’15, international studies major; Elizabeth O'Connor ’17, international studies and government double major; Kelly Ortega ’17, international studies and Spanish double major; Lenisa Patterson ’16, international studies major; Mario Selca ’15, government and communication double major; Dan Wallace ’16, communication and international studies double major; and Deonta Wortham ’15, international studies major. The entire delegation won Honorable Mention and other awards included Chris Hoey and Evelyn Infante, Outstanding Position Paper; Irene Entringer and Deonta Wortham, Outstanding Position Paper; and Irene Entringer and Deonta Wortham, Outstanding Delegation in Committee.

Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D., director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education (HGI) Center and assistant professor of religious studies, recently received a $10,000 donation on behalf of The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund.

On Nov. 21, Afridi will present with the Academic Relations Committee and Public Understanding of Religion panel at the American Academy of Religion in San Diego.

She also was interviewed on Oct. 26 on ARISE NEWS to discuss who ISIS is and how Muslim women in America think ISIS is affecting them. Watch the interview

In addition, Afridi spoke at Northern Arizona University on Oct. 6 and 7, and presented Nostalgia and the 'mal du Siècle' in Jewish-Muslim Interaction and Antisemitism/Islamophobia. Both events were sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and The Martin-Springer Institute.

Joan Cammarata, Ph.D., professor of Spanish, presented the paper “On Eros vs. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Cervantes’s Marcela” at the Early Modern Image and Text Society Conference, Oct. 23-24 at Rutgers University-Camden.

Bridget Chalk, Ph.D., associate professor of English, recently published Modernism and Mobility: The Passport and Cosmopolitan Experience, which reveals an engaging literary and historical paradox. Read more

Suzanne Cope, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of English, published a new book Small Batch: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits and the Return of Artisanal Food. Read more

She also wrote a New York Times essay detailing how she and her husband do their best to eat thoughtfully (locally), while pursuing their professional goals and raising their infant son.

Ricardo A. Dello Buono, Ph.D., professor and chair of the sociology department, gave a public lecture at the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas in Mexico on Nov. 3 entitled “Estructura e ideología en las movilizaciones estudiantiles.” His lecture was featured on Nov. 4 in a full-page article in the prominent Mexican Newspaper La Jornada entitled “Lo menos que puede exigirse a gobiernos es que respectan la vida” [The least that governments can do is respect people’s lives]. Dello Buono openly expressed solidarity with the 43 students at a rural teacher’s college that disappeared on Sept. 26 in the Mexican State of Guerrero.

Paul Droubie, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, was quoted by USA Today on Nov. 2 about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. See the article

Julie Leininger Pycior, Ph.D., professor of history at Manhattan College, interviewed Rev. James Martin, S.J., a Jesuit priest, author and editor-at-large at America, the national Catholic magazine, at a forum at Columbia University in September. The Thomas Merton Changed My Life event was presented by the Columbia Catholic Ministry and Corpus Christi Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society, and the event celebrated the centenary of Thomas Merton, one of the most prominent spiritual writers of the 20th century.

On Oct. 18, Pycior also presented the paper “Ernesto Galarza and Transnational Scholar Activism” at the Western History Association Conference in Newport Beach, Calif.

Margaret Toth, Ph.D., associate professor of English, presented the paper “Adapting Geography: Place, Land, and the Industrial Frontier in Oil! And There Will Be Blood” at the annual Literature/Film Association conference in Missoula, Mont.
School of Business

Poonam Arora, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and marketing, and Janet Rovenpor, Ph.D., professor of management and marketing, won the best paper award at the 6th Development of Leadership Capacity Conference at Lancaster University in Lancaster, United Kingdom. Their forthcoming paper, “The Power of Poetry in Cultivating Responsible Leadership,” was presented in the summer and received rave reviews.

Charles Geisst, Ph.D., Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Professor of Economics and Finance at Manhattan College, was quoted by Onwallstreet.com on Nov. 12. See the article

A number of business students recently competed in the College Fed Challenge, which is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank, and competed in the semifinals on Nov. 14. Joshua Clark ’16, economics major; William Gerard ’15, accounting major with a business analytics co-major; David Lothrop ’15, finance and economics double major; Riko Mochizuki ’16, finance business economics dual major; Jessica Schutte ’16, finance major with a business analytics co-major; and John Trieste ’16, economics major; presented on Oct. 31 on the current state of the Federal Reserve Bank with the help of Francisco Alvarez ’15, government and international studies double major; Jonathan Cruz ’15, economics major; Julio Santana ’15, economics and finance double major; and Bianca Trinidad ’16, economics major.
School of Education and Health

Deborah Harris, adjunct instructor in the education department, received the Branch Service Award at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Freedom Fund Luncheon, on Sept. 13.

Lisa Toscano ’79, Ed.D, associate professor of kinesiology, along with seniors Amy Bright, Donna Jo DiNorcia, Shannon Garrity, Caitlyn Hynes and Sydney Weedonwill present Falling and the Effects of Compensatory Stepping: Balance for a lifetime at the the NY chapter of American College of Sports Medicine, Nov. 19-22. Research was conducted with the Kinesiology Department and field experts Louis DePasquale ’73.

The research was also presented at the American Conference of Sports Medicine Hospital for Special Surgery on Nov. 8.
School of Science

Gerardo Carfagno, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, presented a poster entitled “Effects of deforestation on microhabitat suitability for salamander communities” at the August 2014 meeting of the Northeast Partners in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation.

Posted on November 17, 2014

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JFOUND: Laue, Kevin [MC2012] on dreams


Reporter: Anonymous
Website or source of news?: http://Draddygym.com
What did you find?: http://vimeo.com/m/110593002
You Found Who or What?: Kevin Laue Manhattan College 2012
Time: November 17, 2014 at 9:33 am

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from THE HARBOR Plus 2 weeks ago All Audiences

Coming off of last week's episode, we have an incredible success story in the form of Kevin Laue. In spite of being born with one arm, Kevin overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to achieve his dream of playing basketball for a Division I college. Even in the face of constant adversity, Kevin never gave up on his dreams. What's holding you back from achieving YOUR dreams?

Each episode of The Harbor will provide students with real perspectives from real people that will help them achieve greater success both in and outside of school by focusing on themes that we feel are not adequately addressed under the standards of today’s educational system.

Print version (PDF): mikesmithlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Kevin-Laue-Print.pdf
Digital version (PDF): mikesmithlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Kevin-Laue-Digital.pdf

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Laue, Kevin [MC2012]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Alma Mater needs more exposure on Wikipedia



List of Manhattan College people
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (July 2010)

This is a list of notable graduates of Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York.

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[JR: There are MANY many stubs with no underlying article. Anyone have some free time. It’s not easy, but I think it’s important.]

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[JR: You can play here if you want to try your hand. I’m trying to think of good domain name for it — Jasperpedia, MCpedia, or maybe Quadrapedia?]

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JLINKEDIN: Gallo, Anthony [MC2014] Civil Engineer at STV Incorporated



Gallo, Anthony [MC2014]
Civil Engineer at STV Incorporated
Greater New York City Area   
Civil Engineering


Young and ambitious Civil/Structural Engineer working with and learning from a team of outstanding engineers designing transportation and infrastructure projects across the US.

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GOOGLE+: McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973] cites re-edited version of Casablanca


McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973]


It's clear.  All smoking, drinking, bad language, sexual physical interaction, violence, implications or depictions or references to any such, and bad language should be removed from movies.  Come enjoy the newly re-edited version of Casablanca!  Only eight minutes long!

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JOBIT: Wortman, James "Jim" Frederick [MC1962 RIP]



In Memory of
James Frederick Wortman
March 7, 1940 - November 13, 2014

James "Jim" Frederick Wortman, 74, of League City passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

Jim was born on March 7, 1940 in New York City as the only child of the late Frederick and Mary Wortman. Jim graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Manhattan College in New York City and a Master's degree in Education from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Jim was a true family man who knew the importance of education. He encouraged and supported all of his children to achieve their educational goals. This support was apparent in his children achieving success in the banking, accounting, hospitality and biology industries.

When he wasn't working, Jim loved to travel. Jim's expertise in the casino gaming industry provided him the opportunity to travel to four continents. Jim's favorite travel destination was Germany where his mother was born. His second favorite location was France. For ten years, Jim escorted students from the University of Houston, to France to experience the culture and study the casino and hospitality industry in Europe.

Jim served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force between 1962 and 1964. After leaving the service he took a position with the Vinland, NJ YMCA as their athletic director. During the mid-1970's he moved into the field of education as a faculty member and then the Athletic Director at Atlantic Community College in Mays Landing, NJ. This was the beginning of a long career in higher education. In the 1980's the casino industry came to Atlantic City where Jim took a job as a dealer and quickly moved up to the position of Casino Administrator at several casinos. Jim was asked to return to Atlantic Community College as the Director of the Casino Career Institute. The years spent in the casino industry made him a valuable addition to the Conrad Hilton College where he spent the last eighteen years of his career teaching casino gaming and hospitality.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Janet Wortman of League City, and five children; Steven Wortman and fiancé Cheryl Gmuer of Dover DE; Kim Brownell and husband David of Deptford, NJ; Jennifer McDermott and husband Garrison of Ocean City, NJ; Christine Garland and husband Mark of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; and Joy Tucci and husband Paul of Galloway, NJ. He is also survived by five grandchildren; Blake and Zachary Bickford of Temecula, CA; Christian McDermott of Ocean City, NJ; and Johnathan and Matthew Garland of Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

A viewing will be held at Forest Part East Funeral Home in Webster, TX between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 followed by a graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the Conrad Hilton College at the University of Houston.


Wortman, James "Jim" Frederick [MC1962 RIP]

Guestbook: same link

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

Our prayers are requested for thr repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Jim Wortman ' 62 BS.

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JOBIT: Twomey, Thomas A. [MC1967 RIP]



Thomas A. Twomey, 68

by Denise Civiletti Nov 17, 2014, 1:09 pm
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Thomas A. Twomey, founding partner of the Riverhead law firm Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin and Quartararo died suddenly on Sunday. He was 68 years old.

The cause was a heart attack, said his law partner of 37 years, Steve Latham.

Twomey lived in East Hampton and was married to former East Hampton town supervisor Judith Hope.

The son of a New York City police detective, his love of Eastern Long Island began with summers spent vacationing with his family in Mattituck. A graduate of Manhattan College, Twomey put himself through University of Virginia and Columbia law schools selling kitchen knives.

Twomey was instrumental in the passage of the landmark Suffolk County farmland preservation program in 1975 and later on, as the chairman of Gov. Cuomo’s East End Economic and Environmental Institute, in extending farmland preservation through all of New York State with the passage of the state farmland preservation program. His other accomplishments on that commission included increased state support for the local tourist and wine industries as well as the recreational needs of the East End.

Twomey represented a group of local farmers opposed to the Long Island Lighting Company’s proposal to build four nuclear power plants in Jamesport. He built a broad, statewide coalition of environmental, civic and political groups in opposition to the Jamesport plants and ultimately to the Shoreham nuclear power plant, all of which were defeated.

He currently served as chairman of the East Hampton Library trustees and on the executive committee of Guild Hall Cultural Center. He was also counsel to the L.I. Farm Bureau, which honored Twomey as “Citizen of the Year” in 2002.

Twomey had a great passion for the history of Eastern Long Island. He is a former East Hampton town historian and was the editor of the East Hampton Library Historical Collection. Twomey was the editor of Riverhead Free Library’s 2004 book, “Seeking the Past: Writings from 1832-1905 Relating to the History of the Town of Riverhead.”

Tom is survived by his wife of 34 years, Judith Hope, who served three terms as East Hampton Supervisor from 1974-1975 and again in 1984-1987; by his stepchildren Nisse and Erling Hope; three grandchildren, Soren Hope, Isaiah Aqui and Henry Luka Hope; and by his sisters, Mary Claire Vrtodusic of Oakdale, New York and Florence Cope of East Marion, New York.

Services will take place on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. at St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 18 James Lane, East Hampton. A reception will follow at East Hampton Point, 295 Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road. Visitation will take place on Friday at Yardley Pino Funeral Home from 2 to 4, and from 7 to 9 p.m., 94 Pantigo Road, East Hampton. For further information please call Janice Olsen at 631-727-2180.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Hampton Public Library, 159 Main St., East Hampton, NY 11937.


Twomey, Thomas A. [MC1967 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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

From Jasper Jottings our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Thomas A . Twomey '67BA.

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JFOUND: Rolston, Joseph [MC????] portfolio manager TIAA-CREF



Rolston, Joseph [MC????]

Joseph Rolston is a director and a fixed income portfolio manager for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Rolston manages short-term investments for the TIAA-CREF organization. In addition, Mr. Rolston supervises the organization's securities lending program. He joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 1984 as securities analyst focusing on short-term investments and was integral to the development and implementation CREF Money Market Account. Mr. Rolston has 29 years of experience in insurance and investments, including work at Union Labor Life Insurance Company. Mr. Rolston earned a B.S. degree in economics and finance from Manhattan College and an MS degree in finance from Pace University.

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JFOUND: Clinton, Mary [MC????] consecrated lay missionary



Church of the Immaculate Conception

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Mrs. Mary Clinton, Pastoral Associate for Catechetical Ministry

Mary grew up in St. Simon Stock Parish, Bronx, NY, and attended Mt. St. Ursula High School.  She and her husband, Don, a native Staten Islander, now live in New Providence, NJ where they raised their four children.

Mary began serving the parish as Pastoral Associate for Catechetical Ministry in 2010.  Previously, she has served as Assistant Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Metuchen, and Pastoral Associate for Catechetical Ministry at Our Lady of Peace in New Providence.

Mary holds an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from ICSST at Seton Hall, and an M.S. in Education   (specialization in Reading) from City University of New York. Mary earned her B.A. in English and Economics from Manhattan College, Bronx, NY.

She completed a program of training for spiritual directors through the Quellen Spirituality Center in Mendham, NJ, and is a consecrated lay missionary in the Missionary Cenacle Apostolate.

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Clinton, Mary [MC????]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) hospitalized


Good Evening All,

Ed McEneney has just let me know that our Brother Mike McEneney was admitted this afternoon to St. Joseph's Hospital, Yonkers. Mike is in ICU with low Blood Pressure, Cold symptoms and what seems to be an infection somewhere in his system. Please keep Mike in your prayers as we pray that the Doctors find the cause of Mike's discomfort and have Mike back on his feet quickly with no complications.

True to Mike's heart and what he believes to be important, Mike also asks for our Prayers for his Son-in-Law, Michael, who is going into Hospital, Tuesday, 11//18/14, for back surgery. Please keep Michael in your prayers for a succcessful operation.

Please keep their Families in your prayers as well. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JHQ: November Manhattan College Monthly



Manhattan College Monthly for November

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JLINKEDIN: Pereira, Andreia [MC2012] Assistant Project Manager Hunter Roberts Construction



Pereira, Andreia [MC2012]
Assistant Project Manager at Hunter Roberts Construction Group
College Point, New York   

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JFOUND: Jones, Louis Woodard III [MC1954 RIP]



Lou Jones


Teacher, coach, Olympic athlete

A talented high school and college athlete, Lou Jones set two world track records and was part of a gold medal winning Olympic relay team in 1956. He was also a devoted family man who raised his children, coached, and taught high school and college in the town where he was born.

Louis Woodard Jones III was born on January 15, 1932, in New Rochelle, New York, a small suburban town just north of New York City. He graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1950, then went south to attend New York's Manhattan College. In college, he studied business administration and became a star member of the track team, becoming the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) champion in the 440-yard race in his senior year.

After graduating from college in 1954, Jones entered the U.S. Army. He continued to run track throughout his military career, and it was while he was in the Army in 1955 that he broke his first record. That year, Jones participated as part of the U.S. team in the Pan American Games, held that year in Mexico City. Begun in 1951, the Pan American (or Pan Am) Games is an amateur sports competition among the nations of North, Central, and South America. Like the Olympics, the Pan Am Games occur every four years in a different city and include a wide variety of sporting events.

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MFOUND: Jasper men force overtime



Jasper men tied it up and forced overtime.

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JOY: Botti, Kevin Daniel [MC2000] weds



Wedding: Alt-Botti
Published Date: Monday, 17 November 2014 04:16

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Lily Francesca Alt and Kevin Daniel Botti were married on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in a ceremony at the Congregational Church in Tamworth at which Christopher Canfield, Justice of the Peace, and family friend, officiated. After the ceremony, the couple traveled by horse and carriage to Brookland Farm, the Alt family home in Tamworth, where a celebration party was held.

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Mr. Botti, 36, is a civil engineer who works as a superintendent for L+M Builders Group in New York. He received a bachelor of science in civil engineering in 2000 and an master of science in clinical epidemiology in 2003 from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. He is the son of Joyce A. Botti and Daniel C. Botti of Bournedale, MA.

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JFOUND: Mendez, Hady [MC1992] reflections on prison ministry




Hady Mendez - Franciscan Lay Missioner

ICYMI - Read my very honest and open reflections on why I think prison ministry is no joke. And as painful as it is, learn why I LOVE IT anyway. Accompaniment and solidarity - that's what it's all about!

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JFOUND: Ricaforte, Terence J. [MC????] Attorney



Terence J. Ricaforte

Practice In: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Litigation
Law Office: Connors And Sullivan Attorneys At Law Pllc
Law School: New York Law School
Location: 7408 Fifth Avenue Suite 2
Brooklyn, NY 11209

TERENCE J. RICAFORTE was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Terence’s family has resided in Bay Ridge for over fifty years. He graduated from St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Msgr. Farrell High School, Manhattan College and New York Law School. During law school, Terence worked full-time, while attending evening classes. During his first two years of law school, he worked for the New York Law Department as a Paralegal. He worked in the Special Federal Litigation Division and later transferred to the Tax and Bankruptcy Division. After two years, at the law Department, he accepted a position as a Paralegal with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, which coincided with his final two years of law school. Upon graduation from law school, he accepted a position with the Miami State Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State Attorney. For two years, Mr. Ricaforte prosecuted felony and misdemeanor crimes. He has since, returned home to Bay Ridge to be closer to family and friends. He is a Mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, and fundraising for the American Heart Association.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Good Evening All,

Today, Clare asked for our prayers for her Dad, Mike McEneney, and her Husband, Michael both of whom have been in our prayers. It is always special to be able to double up on our prayers and raise the volume. It does not get much better than when a loving Daughter and a loving Wife ask and are part of raiaing the volume and our voices. Please keep Michael, Mike and their Families in your prayers as we pray for complete and quick recovery. Thank you Clare. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney's Daughter, Clare tells us that Mike is on the mend and that her Husband, Michael, after 5 1/2 hours of Surgery, on his back, is doing well. That is all good news. Clare sends her thanks for your prayers and good thoughts. A prayer of thanks is in order as we continue to pray for a complete and quick recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

[JR: I need my Class Year researcher back! :-( Get well soon, Mike!]

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JOBIT: Lawlor, Robert James [MC1957 RIP]



1936 - 2014 | Obituary

Robert James Lawlor, 78, of Madison, died on November 17, 2014, at St. Raphael Hospital in New Haven. He was born on January 16, 1936, in Cohoes, NY, the son of James F. and Ann Lawlor. Bob was the retired president of Atlantic Wire Co., in Branford, CT. He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy Military High School in Albany, NY in 1953, finishing second in his graduating class. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1957 with degrees in Electrical and Civil Engineering.

He began his work career at US Steel in Pittsburgh, PA., holding various supervisory and management positions. In 1972 Bob worked for Washburn Wire Co, Rumford, RI, becoming President & CEO of their two plants in Rhode Island and New York City. In 1980, Bob became President & CEO of Atlantic Wire Co, Branford, CT, an Etherington Industries Company. In 1985, he was promoted to President & CEO of Etherington Industries and became a partner of Atlantic Wire, retiring in 2000.

Bob was active with several charities and served on the board of Madison A Better Chance, Inc. He loved spending time with family & friends and enjoyed reading, playing the piano, poker, working out at the gym and following the Red Sox & Patriots.

He is survived by his beloved wife Pat; children Robert Lawlor, Jr., (Nancy) of Clemmons, NC, Patricia Brimicombe of Toronto, Elizabeth Boullianne (Brett) of Northborough, MA, Gregg Lafferty (Beth) of Bristol, CT and Brad Lafferty (Michelle) of Riverdale, NY; grandchildren Zoe, Nicole, Sean, Jake, Brady, Nicholas, Cullen and Jamie.

Calling Hours will be held on Friday November 21st from 9:30am-11:30am at Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd., Madison. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Friday at noon in St. Margaret Church, 24 Academy St., Madison. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Madison A Better Chance, Inc., PO BOX 371, Madison, CT 06443 or Covenant House, 461 Eight Ave., NY, NY 10001. To sign the online guest book visit www.swanfh.com.

Published in The New Haven Register on Nov. 19, 2014


Lawlor, Robert James [MC1957 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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

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JHQ: Carbonell, Ruben [MC1969] Elected to the National Academy of Engineering



Ruben Carbonell ’69 Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

The College will honor Carbonell on Monday, Nov. 24 with a plaque unveiling ceremony.

On Monday, Nov. 24, Manhattan College will honor Ruben Carbonell ’69 for his election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) earlier this year. Carbonell will deliver a lecture and the College’s School of Engineering will celebrate his accomplishments with a plaque unveiling ceremony in the William J. Scala Academy Room in Leo Hall.

“Dr. Ruben Carbonell joins a prestigious group of Manhattan College alumni with his election to the NAE,” said Tim J. Ward, Ph.D., P.E., dean of the School of Engineering. “We are privileged to be able to recognize his accomplishments with the dedication of his plaque in the Scala Academy Room, and we congratulate him on this latest honor.”

As the Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, Carbonell was cited by the NAE for “research and innovation in multiphase reactor design, high-pressure thin-film coating, and novel bioseparation processes.”

Carbonell’s work was instrumental in identifying specific ligands for the removal of the prion protein that is responsible for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, better known as Mad Cow Disease, in humans. He led the development of a process for making a novel adsorptive filter to be used for the removal of prion protein from human blood during transfusions. One of these ligands is also being used to reduce the risk of prion transmission during intravenous injections of therapeutics such as antibodies derived from pooled human plasma.

“I feel very humbled and honored to be recognized by being elected into the National Academy of Engineering,” Carbonell said. “There are many individuals, students, collaborators, teachers and colleagues that played key roles in my success and I am extremely grateful for their contributions to any accomplishments I have been able to achieve.”

Carbonell is a fellow of both the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. His numerous awards at NC State include the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence at NC State, the highest award given to university faculty. He has published more than 230 papers, holds 30-plus patents, and is co-founder of two company startups.

Carbonell earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College in 1969, and a Master's degree and a doctorate degree from Princeton University. He spent 10 years in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, before joining the NC State faculty in 1984.

Posted on November 18, 2014

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JLINKEDIN: McCormack, Kevin [MC1980] Chairman at Cappaneale Media Consulting



McCormack, Kevin [MC1980]
Chairman at Cappaneale Media Consulting
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising

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JFOUND: Zuniga, Cesar [MC2000] Accident & Injury lawyer



Cesar Zuniga

Practice In: Accident & Injury
Location: 555 Kappock Street 15R
Bronx, NY 10463

Cesar is licensed to practice law in the State of New York, the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court (Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York). Cesar received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in 2000 graduating magna cum laude. He attended Pace University School of Law in White Plains where he graduated in 2003 with honors. During law school, Cesar interned for a Federal District Court Judge in the Southern District of New York.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Zuniga practiced law at several insurance defense and general practice firms where he prepared and argued motions, conducted examinations under oath, conducted depositions, attended arbitrations, attended mediations, and conducted trials. He has represented clients in Civil Court, Landlord Tenant Court, Small Claims Court, Supreme Court, Family Court, Federal Bankruptcy Court and Federal District Court.

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JLINKEDIN: O’Sullivan, Neil T. (MC1990) recommend Alma Mater


Neil O'Sullivan
Neil T. O'Sullivan, CPA, PLLC

I just wrote a recommendation for Manhattan College. You should too!

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Manhattan College Experience "Fantastic school. You will receive a quality education and have students who share the same values. In addition you can take advantage of the excellent alumni connections that Manhattan College offers. We take care of each other because we know the type of person we will be dealing with."

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JLINKEDIN: Gregory, Justin A. [MC2014] Project Management Intern at GLOBALFOUNDRIES



Gregory, Justin A. [MC2014]
Project Management Intern at GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Bronx, New York   
Civil Engineering

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


Good Evening All,

Joe Quinn asks for our prayers for the repose of the soul of a. 22 year old young man, Kyle Stewart. Kyle was buried today. Please keep Kyle and his Family in your prayers during this very difficult time. The passing of a young person before parents is not the way we expect things to be and it leaves such a dark void in the hearts of the grieving Family. We pray that Kyle's Family is rouched by God's love and the Holy Spirit to help them through the darkness. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Esposito, Amy [MC2004] QA Manager Ingenious Initiatives



Esposito, Amy [MC2004]
QA Manager at Ingenious Initiatives
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

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QUADRANGLE: Choices have consequences



Should Criminal Records Be on College Applications?
Posted on November 21, 2014 by Jaclyn Marr

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“We honor and respect the dignity of all individuals. Our mission of service, on and off campus, stems from the belief that all human beings deserve basic dignity. We eagerly explore new communities and different ways of thinking and being in order to cultivate a truly global perspective,” according to the MC website.

If MC is “diverse in backgrounds, interests, talents, beliefs and opinions,” then shouldn’t we accept students and give those who need one a second chance? One mistake should not mess up the rest of a student’s future, especially one who wants and works toward getting into a college.

Another point highlighted on the college’s website is our inclusive community. It repeats our welcoming of diversity and a lively community. “Manhattan College is passionately committed to policies of non-discrimination and we actively encourage an open-minded staff and student body. We’re committed to civil rights and freedom of expression for all people.”

With Lasallian values being an important factor at our school, it would be best for Manhattan College to also remove the criminal record question from our application. It will prove that we are in fact Lasallian and that we welcome diverse students to our school.

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Interesting question.

I’m conflicted.

That fact may have a being on the acceptablility of the applicant. And, even if the applicant is “acceptable”, it maybe a differentiator (i.e., all things being equal shouldn’t the nod go to person with a clean record).

Choices have consequences.

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GOOGLE+: Rooney, Ashley [MC2005] owns an Irish gift shop Mohegan Lake NY


Ashley Rooney
Works at Celtic Aer Gift Shop
Attended Manhattan College
Lived in Shrub Oak, NY

I own an Irish gift shop in NY.
Celtic Aer Gift Shop
Proprietor, 2010 - present

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Celtic Aer Gift Shop
(914) 526-3361


Celtic Aer Gift Shop opened for business in the Fall of 2010. We are conveniently located on the sunny southwest corner of Route 6 and Strawberry Road in Mohegan Lake (Yorktown), NY, and we're here year round to fulfill your every Irish need! Most of our items are made in Ireland or in the U.S.A. From Celtic jewelry to Irish pottery to Aran Sweaters, we carry the traditional to the more modern of Irish imports. Or if it's Irish food you're craving, we've grown from Irish tea and candy to bacon, sausages, puddings, and much more!

About our Irish-import Shop

It would be impossible to count the amount of times Ashley heard, "With that hair, you must be Irish!" Growing up as a redhead, people were always reminding her of her heritage with such charisma. Like all the Irish and Irish Americans, she is very proud of her roots and the breath-taking beauty of the Emerald Isle. In 2010, Ashley opened Celtic Aer Gift Shop, with many unique Irish and Celtic imports in stock.

As for the living, breathing Irish import: her Dad, Patrick, is always busy movin'-and-a-shakin' (and -a whistlin') around here somewhere. He's been on this very corner of Route 6 and Strawberry Road since 1992, when he opened Celtic Farms & Nursery. Located right next door, you'll find many seasonal offerings, such as plants, shrubs, pumpkins, Christmas trees, as well as sheds, barns, garages and gazebos. So if an authentic brogue is what you're looking for, then you'll always find it here.

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JLINKEDIN: Lin, Will [MC1996] CEO of POC restaurant group



Lin, Will [MC1996]
Founder and CEO of POC restaurant group
Miami, Florida

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ENDNOTE: Sanctions Immoral



'Sanctions Immoral, Illegitimate Weapon of War, Hurt Ordinary People'
November 22, 2014

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RT speaks to Lew Rockwell, chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama (and founder of LRC: lewrockwell.com ) who thinks that ordinary people are hit the hardest.

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All you have to remember is this terrible comment:

Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: "We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?”

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price—we think the price is worth it."

--60 Minutes (5/12/96)

Imagine an American’s child dies as a result of a sanction place on the USA!

Put yourself in the other person’s shoes.


Didn’t work in Cuba.

Didn’t work in North Korea.

Didn’t work in Iran.

Just bad policy!

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