JASPER JOTTINGS Week 50 - 2014 Dec 14    

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2014/jj2014W50.html

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POSITRACTION: Dobri Dobrev "sneakily" begs for others

2014-Dec-06

Murray, Paul F. [MC1967] posted on facebook

2014 Nov 30 begging

WorldTruth.TV
May 29, 2013

98 year old Dobri Dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.

Though a well known fixture around several of the city’s churches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living instead off his monthly state pension of 80 euros

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[JR: I know I’d think “scam”. I have thought that. I hope I do better in the future.]

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JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) on Wikipedia's list of notable Manhattan grads

2014-Dec-07

[JR: Delayed due being flagged as spam?]

Nov 23

Hi John:

I would think that the Admissions and Alumni offices would be interested in updating and populating Wikipedia's list of notable Manhattan grads. It might be a good work study project for a student.

The overwhelming number of grads on the list are athletes. Maybe it's because their feats are easily recognizable whereas criteria for other fields are harder to define beyond the more famous ones.

One caveat is that all graduates might say they are noteworthy and it might be considered elitist and exclusionary to be so designated. A conundrum!

Keep up the good work.

Peter

Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)

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[JR: Agreed but I have no input to Alma Mater and its workings. There’s always a bell shaped curve. There’s an Athletic HoF. Would seem that there could be others. “Elitist”? Like Cooperstown? I would think it would be obvious.]

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JUPDATE: McCarthy, Tom (MC2006/MCStf) corrects on Carella, Richard L. [MC 1993]

2014-Dec-07

Dear John,

See Tom McCarthy's note. We should list Richard as in the Class of 1993.

Sorry about that!

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] JNEWS: Carella, Richard L. [MC 1962] promoted partner KPMG
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 00:26:39 -0500
From: McCarthy, Tom (MC2006/MCStaff)
To: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Hi, Mike,

I believe Richard '62 was his father. The son, Richard, also lives in NJ and was a graduate in '93 and we have their relationship linked - we also have his KPMG business info correct in our database... for once!

Tom

Thomas A. McCarthy

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On Dec 1, 2014, at 11:59 PM, Mike McEneney wrote:

Dear Tom,

Our CD has him as deceased!

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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[JR: Have to make several corrections.]

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JLINKEDIN: Raymond, Tyler [MC2006] Manager, Original Programming at HBO

2014-Dec-07

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tyler-raymond/4/995/281

Raymond, Tyler [MC2006]
Manager, Original Programming at HBO
Greater New York City Area   
Broadcast Media

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JUPDATE: Borgatti, Douglas [MC1976] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2014-Dec-07

JNEWS: Borgatti, Douglas [MC1976] receives NEWWA award
2014-Nov-23

http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2014/11/people_in_business_douglas_borgatti_of_s.html

Borgatti, Douglas [MC????]

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[JR: Delayed because automatically identified as spam?]

2014-Dec-01

Dear John,

I believe tha Douglas received his Masters in 1976,

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Borgatti, Douglas [MC1976]

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

2014-Dec-07


Good Afternoon All,

It is with a heavy heart that I share the following with you. Bob and Noreen Mattis have let me know that their Friend Liz was called home late Friday evening. Noreen was with Liz and said Liz passed away peacefully. This good woman now rests in God's Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of heaven. We, though saddened, are thankful that, as Liz wanted, her passing was peaceful. Please keep Liz, her family and loved ones in your prayers as they cope with their loss. This is a difficult time for all, we pray that they find peace in the sure knowledge that Liz is safe in God's Embrace. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) The Prayers are Working - Thank you!

2014-Dec-07

Good Afternoon All,

Ann Burke shares an update and her thanks for all your prayers.

Ann’s Mom has been moved out of the criitical care unit and into an "intermediate" room at the hospital where they continue to treat her with antibiotics,. She will stay there somewhere between 2-4 days and will then be moved to a nursing home for rehabilitation for another 2-3 weeks. The doctor has told us that while there are no guarantees, he expects her to recover. As Ann says, " Amazing for an 88 year old woman who was brought in 5 days earlier with congestive heart failure. The power of prayer once again. Thank you so very much. You have all made my Christmas very bright."

Ann also tells us that there have been some complications as of late last night that threaten her Mom's recovery. She pulled her feeding tube out and the MDs are having difficulty re-inserting it and may need to do a more invasive procedure. Mrs. Burke's fragile state and lack of sustenance for a number of Hours is a major concern. As Ann has just said, " This is going to be a rough road. Thank you to the prayer group for sharing it with me."

Please keep the volume up for Ann's Mom, Ann and their Family. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) adds Key West Lou to the list

2014-Dec-07

 

Good Afternoon All,

John Reinke has shared a request from fellow Jasper Lou Petrone ' 57, (Key West Lou).

PRAYERSREQUESTED: Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957) on a life change
2014-Dec-06

http://keywestlou.com/life-changes-rapidly/

Please raise the Prayer volume once again for Lou's dear Friends during this very difficult time. Thank you.

God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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MNEWS: Emmy Anduja going to another court

2014-Dec-08

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/jaspers-andujar-face-brother-alleged-killers-court-article-1.2037155


Emmy Andujar leads Manhattan College to victory a day before testifying in slain brother's murder trial
'It's the best thing I can do for him now,' Andujar - who scored 15 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists in the Jaspers' 60-38 win over Marist - said of taking the stand against the three men accused of killing his older brother, Jose.
BY Roger Rubin
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:15 PM

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Andujar is going to another court on Monday. The senior forward will testify for the prosecution in the trial of three men charged with murdering his older brother, Jose, in April of 2012. Jose was the oldest of three boys in a single parent family in the Edenwald Houses in the Bronx. He'd quit school to try to provide for his family and keep his brothers in school, but made his money in the risky and dangerous drug trade.

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Jaspers coach Steve Masiello is going, too. He'd never let Andujar do this alone. Andujar was Masiello's first recruit at Manhattan and "believed in me before anyone else," the coach said. "My loyalty to him is probably unprecedented from any coach to player."

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[JR: Another casualty in the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”! Sadly.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for a co-worker of mine

2014-Dec-08

Good Afternoon All,

John Reinke asks for our prayers for a Co-Worker who is facing a Final Test Challenge. She needs a good grade on her last test, this Tuesday, in order to earn her Masters Degree. Compared to some of the requests we put up, this one may not seem too critical but as John says, " To her it is a big hurdle. She needs to hit it out of the park." John calls upon: St. Thomas Aquinas, Patron Saint of Students, Our Lady Of Good Studies, Sacred Heart of Jesus Seat of Divine Wisdom Enlighten us. That is some pretty good company for us to add our voices to. We pray for a clear mind, confidence in her responses, certainty in what she has accomplished and how she has prepared and a prayer of thanks, at the end, for her success. Please add our own students to your prayers for their success as well.Thank you. God Bless.

PS: John tells us that in his day he made frequent reference to St. Thomas Aquinas. Sound familiar?

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Thanks to all. I received this about 8 minutes after the oral presentation ended.

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We killed it!!! Our professor loved it and said great job :-) our cohorts were so engaged and asked great questions!

Thank you Jaspers!

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Good Afternoon.

John Reinke shares with us a response from his co-worker whom we had in our prayers as she prepared for an important final exam. A prayer of thanks is in order. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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JLINKEDIN: Harford, Scott [MC1982] Energy Engineer at PSFEI

2014-Dec-08

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/scott-harford/43/b17/876

Harford, Scott [MC1982]
Energy Engineer at Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute
State College, Pennsylvania Area   
Utilities

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JOBIT: McLeod, Donald [1974 RIP]

2014-Dec-08

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Donald-McLeod&pid=173403749

Donald McLeod
Obituary

Donald McLeod, a Putnam Lake resident of 45+ years, peacefully passed away on December 7, 2014 while surrounded by loved ones.

Donald Kenneth McLeod was born on Feb. 12, 1934 to Rose Jane Coady and Donald Neil MacLeod. Raised in New York City and spending summers on a family farm in Glengarry, Canada, Don was a graduate of the Bronx's Cardinal Hayes High School. He took the bus to school each day and that was where he met Catherine McDermott, who became his wife and constant companion for the next 63 years.

Following high school, Don served his country in the United States Navy as a radar man on the USS Ponchatula. He then joined the NYPD and rose to the rank of Detective during his 18 years on the force.
He earned a Master of Arts degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. After finishing his own education, Don went on to launch the criminal justice program at Manhattan College. He also was the founder and director of the police academy in Rockland County. Don later worked as Undersherriff of Rockland County, and finished his career as Director of Security at the Museum of Modern Art.
In retirement, Don learned to play the bag pipes and enjoyed several years as a member of Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums of Danbury. Retirement also allowed time for his other hobbies, including woodworking, landscaping and physical fitness.

In addition to his professional career, Don also dedicated his personal life to protecting others and cherished his roles as husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Catherine Ellen McDermott McLeod and their six children; his sister Shirley Birkhofer and her husband John; and his sister-in-law Maureen Darcy, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law Sr. Betteann McDermott.

Don's children and their families include AnnMarie McLeod; Roseann McLeod Bean and her husband, Michael Bean, and their children Ted, Catherine, and Andrew; Marybeth McLeod Campbell and her husband Bob and their children, Bradley, Kristen and Matthew; Donald Noel McLeod and his wife Ranyce Berger McLeod and their daughters, Erica and Chelsey; Keith McLeod and his wife, Maria and their sons, Mick, Jonny and Kelly; and Catherine McLeod Mariani and her husband, Ed and their daughters Noelle Somoskey and Amber Mariani.

His entire family is grateful for the gift of his life, love, and leadership. They are also thankful for incredible care he received from the staff at Putnam Community Hospital and Helen Hayes Rehabilitation Hospital over the past weeks.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on December 10, 2014 at St. Edward's the Confessor Church, New Fairfield, CT at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation will be held tomorrow Tuesday December 9, 2014 from 4pm-8pm at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY.

Beecher Funeral Home
1 Putnam Ave Brewster, NY 10509
(845) 279-3615

Published in the The Journal News on Dec. 9, 2014

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McLeod, Donald [???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/donald-mcleod-condolences/173403749?cid=full#sthash.VslJ6o6t.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Donald is a member of the Class of 1974.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McLeod, Donald [1974 RIP]

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JOBIT: Grill, John A. Sr. [MC1951 RIP]

2014-Dec-08

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/1012313/Grill-John.php

John A. Grill Sr
Obituary
Date of Birth: Thursday, June 6th, 1929
Date of Death: Friday, December 5th, 2014
Funeral Home: Daigle Funeral Home daiglefuneralhome.com 819 High Street Bath, Maine, UNITED STATES 04530

Bath- On Friday December 5, John A. Grill, Sr., 85 of Bath, went to be with his late second wife Doris Nuesse, his sister Elizabeth, his son Michael and his immigrant parents John and Mary Mahkota Grill of Slovenia. John was born on June 30, 1929 and raised in Manhattan, NY (he was fond of mentioning ‘across the street from Katz’ Deli’).

Educated in Manhattan Schools he was a graduate of Lasalle High School, class of ‘47. At Manhattan College, Class of ’51, he served as class treasurer and received his degree in electrical engineering. He went on to pursue his graduate studies at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute.

John’s working career began in New York with Arma Inc. assigned to the Anti-submarine warfare division. In 1952, while he was contracting to Bath Iron Works he met his first wife Sandra Johnson of Bath, with whom he had four children. In 1968, the family moved from New York to Bath where John was a participant in the DX Project with BIW. Following that he went to work for Cianbro on Maine Yankee. John held many honorable positions during his employment and was most proud of his accomplishments while president and a founding partner of Rent-All of Bath as well as: Western Auto, Bath Cycle and later Bath Industrial Sales.

In 1974 the family built one of the first Shelter Institute homes in Woolwich. The property remained his home until two years ago when he suffered the loss of his second wife Doris, whom he married in 1995. The Plant Home was his current residence.

John is survived by his daughter Susan and her husband John Deterling of West Bath, and his sons: Christopher and his wife Maria of Arrowsic and John A., Jr. (Tony) and his wife Mary of Bath; six grandchildren: Daniel Shiells, Erin Crosman, Olivia Deterling, Haley, Michael and Sarah Grill; one great-grandchild: Hudson Crosman, one sister, Mimi Mejac of Potomac, MD and many nieces and nephews..

There will be a celebration of his life will be at 11 AM on Saturday December 20, 2014 at Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington Street, Bath. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the church fellowship hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Plant Home, 1 Washington St., Bath, 04530 and Bath Area Food Bank, P.O. Box 65, Bath, 04530.

The family wishes to thank the Plant Home and Midcoast Hospital for their excellent care, support and friendship of John these past two years.

Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. Condolences may be made online at www.Daiglefuneralhome.com.

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Grill, John A. Sr. [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: http://daiglefuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/1999088/Grill-John/view-condolences.php

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

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JNEWS: Petroski, Henry [MC1963] John P. McGovern Award for Science

2014-Dec-09

http://blogs.asce.org/petroski-honored-with-the-2014-john-p-mcgovern-award-for-science/

Petroski Honored With the 2014 John P. McGovern Award for Science
BY Doug Scott
December 8, 2014

Henry Petroski, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, an Aleksandar S. Vesic professor of civil engineering and professor of history at Duke University, as well as a well-known author of influential books on the nature of engineering, and in particular on why some engineering designs fail, received the 2014 John P. McGovern Award for Science from the Cosmos Club Foundation in Washington, D.C. The John P. McGovern Foundation Trustees annually select an awardee in the areas of science, literature, arts, and humanities whose endeavors have clearly distinguished them as leaders in their spheres of activity. Petroski, an ASCE Distinguished Member from the Class of 2008, will be presented a medal commemorating his selection, and also deliver a lecture at the Cosmos Club in an area of his expertise.

A distinguished author, Petroski’s landmark book, To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design, was published in 1985 and then developed into a BBC television documentary first broadcast in 1987. Petroski has continued to write and lecture on the topics of success and failure, drawing upon historic and contemporary case studies to illustrate his thesis about the central role of failure in the engineering design process. His celebrated books include The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance (1990), The Evolution of Useful Things (1992), Design Paradigms: Case Histories of Error and Judgment in Engineering (1994), Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America (1995), Invention by Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing (1996), The Book on the Bookshelf (1999), Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer (2002), Small Things Considered: Why There Is No Perfect Design (2003), Success Through Failure: The Paradox of Design (2006), The Toothpick: Technology and Culture (2007), The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems (2010), An Engineer’s Alphabet: Gleanings from the Softer Side of a Profession (2011), and To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure (2012). In addition, he writes an engineering column for American Scientist, a column on the profession for ASEE Prism (American Society for Engineering Education), and occasionally for the New York Times.

His books, articles, and lectures have earned Petroski a broad range of recognition, including 5 honorary degrees – from Clarkson University (1990), Trinity College (1997), Valparaiso University (1999), Manhattan College (2003), and Missouri University of Science and Technology (2011) – and a Guggenheim Fellowship (1990-1991). Among his other honors are the Washington Award from the Western Society of Engineers, the Ralph Coats Roe Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award from ASCE. He also the recipient of a Centennial Award as an Outstanding Engineering Graduate of Manhattan College and an Alumni Award for Distinguished Service from the College of Engineering of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

A graduate of Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, both his master’s and doctoral degrees are in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; he has also taught at the University of Illinois and at the University of Texas at Austin.

In 1975 Petroski joined the staff of Argonne National Laboratory to start up and head a new group in fracture mechanics for the Reactor Analysis and Safety Division. Although the focus of his work at Argonne was on problems relating to the development of liquid-metal fast breeder reactors, while at the laboratory he developed a broad interest in failure analysis and began to write about issues in technology and society for such publications as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Review and the New York Times. He moved to Duke University in 1980 in order to be able to devote more time to writing longer articles and books on engineering and design.

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Petroski, Henry [MC1963]

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JFOUND: Byrnes, Richard [MC1983] VP Engineering King Industries

2014-Dec-09

http://community.execunet.com/r181222121189

2014 Dec 09 byrnes

Byrnes, Richard [MC????]
Vice President of Engineering
King Industries

Advancing Process Improvements and Process Safety Management for a leading Specialty Lubricant and Coatings Additives Company

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Byrnes, Richard [MC1983]

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JLINKEDIN: Keaveney, Michael [MC2010] Junior Estimator at Metra Industries

2014-Dec-09

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

Keaveney, Michael [MC2010]
Junior Estimator at Metra Industries
Greater New York City Area   
Civil Engineering

Summary

Civil Engineer with an interest in finding solutions to the increasing infrastructure, development, and energy problems facing society.

Specialties: Underground Utilities Construction

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JFOUND: Jochem, Stephen [MC2011] Good Neighbors Under the Clean Air Act

2014-Dec-09

http://vjel.vermontlaw.edu/topten/epa-v-eme-homer-city-generation/

EPA v. EME Homer City Generation
By Student Stephen Jochem and Professor Laurie Beyranevand

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Summary: Good Neighbors Under the Clean Air Act? So Long as the Price is Right

In 2014, a six-member majority of the Supreme Court upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s broad authority to resolve the difficult problem of allocating responsibility for downwind air pollution. At issue in the case of EPA v. EME Homer City Generation was the EPA’s “Transport Rule,” which interpreted the Clean Air Act’s Good Neighbor Provision. This provision recognizes that airborne pollutants are highly mobile and can travel easily across state boundaries. In turn, it requires states to prohibit in-state sources from generating pollution that “contribute[s] significantly” to downwind states’ ability to meet their obligations under the Clean Air Act. For the past decade, the EPA has struggled with how to fairly allocate responsibility given the fact that multiple upwind states may be responsible for downwind pollution.

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Originally from New Mexico, Stephen Jochem attended Manhattan College in the Bronx, N.Y., earning a B.S. in marketing and global business studies. After graduation, he spent a year in South Korea, teaching English. Currently a 2L at VLS, Stephen is interested in finding the equilibrium of where business interests and environmental interests meet, and shifting the focus of the former toward a more sustainable business model and decreased impact on the natural world.

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Jochem, Stephen [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Stephen is a member of the Class of 2011.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Jochem, Stephen [MC2011]

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JNEWS: Scarnati, Mike (MC2013) Business Development Coordinator

2014-Dec-10

Mike Scarnati has a new job.
Now Business Development Coordinator at Manhattan Beer Distributors.

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http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-scarnati/92/7b6/17a

Scarnati, Mike (MC2013)
Business Develoment Coordinator
Yonkers, New YorkFinancial Services

https://plus.google.com/u/0/111045290694343737258/about

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JOBIT: Mulrooney, John Patrick [MC1953 RIP]

2014-Dec-10

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=John-Patrick-Mulrooney&pid=173422250

John Patrick Mulrooney
Notice


MULROONEY - John Patrick, 45-year resident of East Williston on December 7, 2014.

Beloved husband of Patricia. Loving father of John, Stephen and Kevin. Dear grandfather of Megan, Christopher, Erin, Colleen, Brendan, Laura, Keara and Cara.

Graduate of Manhattan College, 4th Degree Member - Knights of Columbus, Past Grand Knight Corpus Christi Council #2502, Retired Business Executive of numerous multinational corporations, world traveler, proud Veteran of 258th Field Artillery of the NY National Guard Rainbow Division, former Executive Board Member and Assembly District Leader of the Nassau County Conservative Party, former candidate for public office, former President of the American Irish Congress, founder and President of JSK Fire Grants Inc., former Board Member of various organizations, including the Nassau Community College Foundation, the NCC Center for Catholic Studies.

Visiting Thursday 2-5 and 7-9 pm, Cassidy Funeral Funeral Home, 156 Willis Ave., Mineola.
Funeral Mass Friday 10am, St. Aidan's Church, Williston Park.
Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorials to Knights of Columbus, Corpus Christi Council #2502, to St. Aidan’s Outreach Program or to the charity of your choiceFuneral Home:

Cassidy Funeral Home, Inc.
156 Willis Avenue
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 746-6222

Published in Newsday on Dec. 10, 2014

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Mulrooney, John Patrick [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newsday/john-patrick-mulrooney-condolences/173422250?cid=full#sthash.8WWh5Vgw.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of that great Class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Sorry about your classmate.]

Mulrooney, John Patrick [MC1953 RIP]

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JHQ: Merry Christmas from Manhattan College 2014

2014-Dec-10

http://youtu.be/8GD9CJ23ZSA

Merry Christmas from Manhattan College 2014

Published on Dec 10, 2014
    Category        Education    License        Standard YouTube License

[JR: A 1:12 video card. Very well done. And a merry and happy to all.]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Any suggestions for next year?

2014-Dec-10

Getting the directories setup for next year.

Any suggestions?

What did you like? What didn’t you like?

Mostly all I hear are crickets.

Is this worth my time and effort or is it an exercise of futility?

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) adds a co-workers Son

2014-Dec-10

Good morning All,

Joe Quinn asks for our prayers for a co-workers Son. As Ryan expects results from his Cardiologist, we pray for Ryan and his family, that results are as prayed for and if necessary, that treatment is manageable and effective. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Sent from my iPod

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Keaveney, Michael [MC1985] ATC Specialist at FAA

2014-Dec-10

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-keaveney/61/500/421

Keaveney, Michael [MC1985]
Air Traffic Control Specialist at FAA
Port Jefferson, New York  
Airlines/Aviation

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JNEWS: Dixon, James J. [MC1982] Chair of the Energy Committee

2014-Dec-10

http://www.electricenergyonline.com/detail_news.php?ID=509375&titre=Con+Edison+development%27s+James+J.+Dixon+elected+Chair+of+the+Association+of+Corporate+Counsel+Energy+Committee&cat=;54


Con Edison development's James J. Dixon elected Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel Energy Committee

December 10, 2014

James J. Dixon, vice president for legal and compliance services for ConEdison Development and ConEdison Energy, has been elected Chair of the Energy Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association representing more than 35,000 in-house lawyers in 90 countries.

ACC promotes the common professional and business interests of the in-house bar through information, networking opportunities, advocacy initiatives and education, and sponsors 18 practice-area committees, including the ACC Energy Committee. The Committee focuses on raising awareness of corporate domestic and international energy law. The Committee also spearheads the development of energy-focused educational resources for in-house counsel.

As the ACC Energy Committee Chair, Mr. Dixon will develop and implement the Committee's strategic plan, propose and organize energy-related programs for the 2015 ACC Annual Meeting in Boston, lead the development of written and broadcasted resources, and help oversee membership development.

ConEdison Development develops renewable and energy infrastructure assets, and ConEdison Energy is a wholesale energy company. Both are subsidiaries of Con Edison Inc.

Mr. Dixon previously served as Vice President of Energy Services for ConEdison Solutions, an energy services company that is also a Con Edison Inc. subsidiary.

"Jim Dixon has an outstanding reputation for his legal and practical experience in the energy industry," said Craig Johnson, Deputy General Counsel for Energy & Transportation at Caterpillar. "At a time when energy companies face a range of new challenges, the Committee is certain to benefit from Jim's wisdom, legal expertise and first-hand knowledge of key areas in this dynamic sector."

"The energy industry is one of the most rapidly changing business sectors in America today," said Mr. Dixon. "Organizations like ACC play a critical role in ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of in-house counsel serving energy-related businesses. It is a privilege to be able to play a role in helping energy firms fortify their legal infrastructures."

Before joining ConEdison Solutions, Mr. Dixon held positions at Con Edison Company of New York - the utility commonly known as "Con Ed" -- as an electrical engineer in its construction, operations and design organizations. He was also an attorney in the company's Nuclear Regulatory and Commercial Litigation Services sections, eventually becoming Assistant Corporate Secretary. Mr. Dixon also served as ConEdison Solutions' first dedicated legal counsel.

He is a registered professional engineer in New York State and a retired major from the U.S. Army Reserve, where he commanded a Combat Heavy Engineer Company and was Executive Officer for an Engineer Battalion. Mr. Dixon is an honors graduate of both the basic and advanced officer courses at the United States Army Engineer School.

Mr. Dixon received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and a law degree from New York Law School. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Washington D.C. and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Dixon also served as Chairman of NAESCO, the National Association of Energy Service Companies, from 2010-2012 the leading energy services industry trade organization that promotes energy efficiency nationwide on behalf of more than 80 member companies.

For more information about the ACC Energy Committee, visit www.acc.com/committees/energy.

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Dixon, James J. [MC1982]

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JFOUND: McShane, Megan [MC2012] at St. Matt’s in St. Louis

2014-Dec-11

http://www.lasallianvolunteers.org/lv2010/2014/12/10/megan-mcshane-the-one-handed-educator/

Megan McShane: The “One-Handed” Educator

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The end of each quarter of school is always filled with stress and anxiety—final papers are due, students are trying to make up missing work that was due in August, teachers need to set up report cards for each of their classes. At every point in my life, the end of the quarter or semester has been incredibly overwhelming. As a second year teacher and Lasallian Volunteer, I found that I was hanging on by a thread at the end of our first quarter. I kept thinking to myself, “Wait…I CHOSE to do this again?” I continued to push through the stresses even though I was walking around like a chicken with my head cut off.

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As the questions kept coming and the students were getting upset, I became frustrated. I stood up in front of the class and blurted out, “Guys, I only have ONE hand!” There was silence for thirty seconds and then everyone started laughing, including me. We took a few minutes to make sure I still had both of my hands and moved on with our class in a positive manner. This was one of the first moments in my LV experience when I realized that it’s okay to be human and make mistakes in front of the kids.

I am definitely a perfectionist when it comes to work and teaching, and I found in this moment that you do not have to take everything so seriously. The students appreciate the times when you are real and show them that you can mess up sometimes, just like they can. Since this class, I have made a point to not let my frustrations or anxiety take over my class. I’ve tried to be more myself in the classroom. When I get to that breaking point now, I take a step back, take a deep breath, and think to myself, “I still have both of my hands, right?” This thought keeps me moving through challenging times with a smile on my face.

Megan McShane is a 2nd year volunteer serving at De La Salle Middle School at St. Matt’s in St. Louis, Missouri. Megan is a 2012 graduate of Manhattan College.

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McShane, Megan [MC2012]

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JNEWS: Banks, John [MC1985] Real Estate Board of New York president

2014-Dec-11

http://queenscourier.com/con-edison-admin-appointed-next-real-estate-board-of-new-york-president/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=con-edison-admin-appointed-next-real-estate-board-of-new-york-president


Con Edison admin appointed next Real Estate Board of New York president

By Liam La Guerre | lguerre@queenscourier.com |

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A top Con Edison exec and former City Council chief of staff will take the helm as the next president of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the organization announced Tuesday.

John Banks, vice president of government relations at Con Edison, will officially begin his new position next year after the current president, Steven Spinola, steps down.

Spinola, who has lead the association for three decades as its longest-serving president, believes Banks is a solid choice for the future of REBNY.

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Banks, John  [MC1985]

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JLINKEDIN: Brady, Christopher [MC2001] Developer at quirky.com

2014-Dec-11

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/christopher-brady/14/588/101

Brady, Christopher [MC2001]
Developer at quirky.com
Greater New York City Area   
Internet

Summary

Senior level software developer with many years of experience developing large-scale web based, desktop and iPhone applications. Experience in developing content management systems and e-commerce applications using a wide range of technologies. Knowledge of entire application development cycle from project definition to maintenance and of all aspects of application development including database architecture, coding, testing, GUI, APIs and server setup. Experience in managing a team of developers with involvement in hiring, employee evaluation and training.

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JFOUND: Dilluvio, Tony [MC1985] Aqua Turf co-owner

2014-Dec-12

Tony Dilluvio, Managing Partner

A lifelong resident of Westchester County, Tony attended Briarcliff High School. After receiving a degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College, Tony spent ten years working as a staff engineer for Union Carbide. Shortly thereafter, he accepted a position as a superintendent of heavy and highway construction. It was here that Tony gained years of experience coordinating and managing service crews as he was responsible for overseeing the construction of bridges in and around NY City. With a growing interest in sales and a passion for technology, Tony went to work selling chemical process software for Aspen Tech. His experience there allowed him to get involved in the Irrigation business as a salesmen and designer for Aqua Turf. He became a co-owner in 2003.

As a co-owner, Tony handles sales and operations for Aqua Turf. He designs and oversees the installation of every project, irrigation or lighting. After meeting with customers and evaluating their specific needs and concerns, Tony uses his education and experiences as an engineer to create custom solutions. Servicing the unique needs of over 3500 clients, he has designed pump systems, large scale water features, rainwater harvesting systems, and smart irrigation solutions. With a passion for technological innovation, and careful attention to conservation, Tony’s designs are simple and efficient.

Tony has always maintained that the most important thing in this business is customer satisfaction. That is why he is involved in every step of the process. While initial consultation and excellent design are certainly important, it is ultimately the installation and functionality of the system that matters most. Tony works closely with his installation crews and service technicians to make sure the company’s promise is delivered and the customer receives exactly what they want. Understanding that irrigation concerns must be responded to with a sense of urgency, especially during the summer months, Tony answers phone calls and replies to emails after hours and on weekends.

Aqua Turf
6 Westchester Plaza, Suite 142
Elmsford, NY 10523
Tel: (914) 345-1350

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Dilluvio, Tony [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that (Anthony) Tony is a member of the Class of 1985.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dilluvio, Tony [MC1985]

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JOBIT: Corr, Daniel Henry [MC1965 RIP]

2014-Dec-12

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?n=Daniel-Henry-Corr&pid=173444504

Daniel Henry Corr
Obituary Sign

OCALA, Fla. Daniel Henry Corr, of Ocala, formerly of Bethlehem, Pa., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Dan was born May 9, 1942 in Troy, N.Y.; he was the son of the late George Corr and Gloria (Sheremeta) Corr.

Dan was a 1960 graduate of the LaSalle Institute in Troy and class of 1965 at Manhattan College.

For 25 years, Dan worked for Binney & Smith in Easton, Pa. After leaving Binney & Smith, Dan pursued other entrepreneurial endeavors before retiring in 2004.

Dan and his wife of 49 years, Maureen, spent their retirement traveling the world with friends and family. Dan played a prominent role in his children's early sports careers by coaching both his sons' youth basketball teams for several years with the Bethlehem Township Bulldogs.

Growing up near Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Dan was a lifelong fan of horse racing.

Dan is survived by loving wife, Maureen, with whom he was looking forward to celebrating 50 years of marriage on August 7, 2015; his daughter, Tracie (Corr) Kohler and her husband Richard Kohler of Whitehall, Pa.; son, Michael and his wife Rebekah of Bethlehem, and son, Kevin and his wife Sheila of Bethlehem. In addition, Dan adored his six grandchildren including granddaughters, Lauren Kohler, Kayla Kohler and Ellis Corr, as well as grandsons, Keegan Corr, Declan Corr and Kellan Corr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 15 at Notre Dame Church of Bethlehem. Calling hours from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.

Published in Albany Times Union on Dec. 12, 2014

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Corr, Daniel Henry [MC1965 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/daniel-henry-corr-condolences/173444504?cid=full#sthash.snPn7Rpu.dpbs

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

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JLINKEDIN: Vatalaro, Tessa [MC2014] Volunteer NY Presbyterian Hospital

2014-Dec-12

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tessa-vatalaro/49/a5a/671

Vatalaro, Tessa [MC2014]
Volunteer Work at New York Presbyterian Hospital
Greater New York City Area   
Human Resources

Summary

Prospective graduate student with a bachelors of art in psychology and minor in business from Manhattan College. Qualitative experience in private and professional childcare, research and development, social media management, human services and hospitality. Fast paced adaptable work ethic with attention to detail and excellent time management. Possess strong leadership qualities and the desire to contribute to meaningful work.

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JFOUND: Hayes, Francis X. [MC1963] author 'Death at the Black Bull'

2014-Dec-12

http://www.frankhayesauthor.com/bio/

Francis X. Hayes

2014 Dec 12 Hayes 1

Frank Hayes grew up in in Yonkers, New York with his parents and two sisters. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade then headed to Manhattan College where he earned his degree in education. He later completed advanced degrees at SUNY New Paltz.

Frank has spent much of his life as an English teacher. He had a long a successful career as an educator introducing inner city students to the power of language. For over thirty years he taught grades six through twelve. Beyond the regular curriculum, Frank taught Mass Media, Film, Debate and Creative Writing. Outside the formal education system, Frank worked with the Fresh Air Fund and various non-profit groups for over fifteen years. He has been involved with outdoor education, teaching wilderness survival, orienteering, pond studies, and group challenge courses. He’s also directed summer camps and programs specializing in courses for brain injured children and adults.

Frank has lived most of his life on a small farm in New York’s Hudson Valley with his wife of over fifty years, Fran. Together they have raised eight children and now have a large extended family. Over the years Frank’s love of nature and animals has brought a menagerie to their small farm. While they specialized in breeding AKC registered English Springer Spaniels, they have also raised horses, cats, chickens, pigs, goats and more.

Frank started writing when he retired from teaching. His first novel Death at the Black Bull was published under the Berkeley imprint by Penguin Random House in the fall of 2014. The sequel, Death on the High Lonesome, will be published in 2015.

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Dear John,

I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1963.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hayes, Francis X. [MC1963]

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JLINKEDIN: Coyne, Michael [MC2008] Project Development at Karbon Engineering

2014-Dec-13

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

Coyne, Michael [MC2008]
Director of Project Development at Karbon Engineering
Greater New York City Area   
Information Technology and Services

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports on McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2014-Dec-13

Good Morning All,

Jim Smith shared some more good news regarding Mike and Cathie McEneney. Having spoken with Cathie, he tells us that she is doing much better, both enjoying a relaxing moment at home. We all share relief and a smile for these two good friends. Thank you Jim. God Bless. Phil Colon

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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MFOUND: Alma Mater photos

2014-Dec-13

http://jimcutlerblog.com/photo-manhattan-college/

December 2, 2014

Beautiful campus in the Bronx. Yes “Manhattan College” is in….the Bronx, in Riverdale. Home of the Jaspers. Seems it started in Manhattan long ago and then moved where there was once much more available land. Nice campus with handsome old brick buildings that make you think “college”. Thriving school in NYC with five undergraduate schools: Arts, Business, Education and Health, Engineering and Science.

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JLINKEDIN: Bhatt, Anuj [MC2010] Sr.Engineer at Dimension Data NA

2014-Dec-13

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/anuj-bhatt/21/76/230

Bhatt, Anuj [MC2010]
Sr.Engineer at Dimension Data North America
Greater New York City Area   
Information Technology and Services

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ENDNOTE: Separation of Science and State!

2014-Dec-13

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

Parriott, Don (MC1983) posted:

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As a trained scientist, and climate change "skeptic", my main objection to the whole approach is that the liberals as Bible thumping morons who believe in fantasy. This is far from the truth, and there is legitimate scientific research that raises questions about climate change. Any real (read that objective) scientist would want to see all the evidence and make a decision based on all of the available data.

Many of the climate change advocates will not acknowledge the contrary evidence, and only choose the evidence that supports their personal opinion. This is not the scientific method.

Also, we "skeptics" are also skeptical because a vast majority of the research is done by government funded studies, but the government is only giving funding to studies that will support their preconceived notion of the truth.

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So we should have the Separation of Science and State!

Not to put words in Jasper Parriott’s post, but …

The Federal Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient.

One example of “inefficient” is the one sided “studies”.

It’s as if there would be no way to fund progress except without The Glorious Leader. (Oh, that’s the wrong Gooferment!) … … no way to fund progress without the Giant Federal State.

Argh!

When with “We, The Sheeple” awake?

Never.

And how do we cut this “giant” down to size?

Laugh at it, ignore it, and secede from it.

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