JASPER JOTTINGS Week 14 - 2015 Apr 05   

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



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POSITRACTION: Are moral truths permanent?



Ten Conservative Principles
By Russell Kirk

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First, the conservative believes that there exists an enduring moral order. That order is made for man, and man is made for it: human nature is a constant, and moral truths are permanent.

This word order signifies harmony. There are two aspects or types of order: the inner order of the soul, and the outer order of the commonwealth. Twenty-five centuries ago, Plato taught this doctrine, but even the educated nowadays find it difficult to understand. The problem of order has been a principal concern of conservatives ever since conservative became a term of politics.

Our twentieth-century world has experienced the hideous consequences of the collapse of belief in a moral order. Like the atrocities and disasters of Greece in the fifth century before Christ, the ruin of great nations in our century shows us the pit into which fall societies that mistake clever self-interest, or ingenious social controls, for pleasing alternatives to an oldfangled moral order.

It has been said by liberal intellectuals that the conservative believes all social questions, at heart, to be questions of private morality. Properly understood, this statement is quite true. A society in which men and women are governed by belief in an enduring moral order, by a strong sense of right and wrong, by personal convictions about justice and honor, will be a good society—whatever political machinery it may utilize; while a society in which men and women are morally adrift, ignorant of norms, and intent chiefly upon gratification of appetites, will be a bad society—no matter how many people vote and no matter how liberal its formal constitution may be.

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Unfortunately, it appears not.

As a little L libertarian, I trace my belief back to the “classical liberal”. Every man is his own sovereign.

From whence the Zero Aggression Principle derives.

The “Divine Right of Kings” is as dumb as “Democracy”.

I can sum it is as a childhood lesson: “Don’t hurt people; don’t take their stuff.”

I had a category on my report card “respects the rights of others”. That was always an A I could count on. I was disappointed that in college that wasn’t part of the grading.

It seems to today, that “We, The Sheeple” have lost the concept of “morality”.

Sadly, I wonder when there will be a “Renaissance” for Americans.

Guess I was paying attention when in “Theology”, the theory of “natural rights" was explained.

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JEMAIL: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) says thanks


Thanks for the pointer to the obit in The Tablet for Aunt Helen. It helped to complete (and correct) part of my family history.
I always thought it was I was the first member of my family to attend Manhattan. Then, after I graduated, I found out that Aunt Helen had beaten me by twenty years!
Thanks also to Philip J. Colon for putting her on his prayer list, and to all of our brother (and sister) Jaspers who have said an Ave for her.
Peace in the Eucharistic Lord,
Gerard Delaney
Gearárd Michaél Breandán Dubshláine
Go mbeannai Dia, a Maírha, a Padraig thu

[JR: Sorry for your loss. Just trying to “collect” all the Jasper news. Funny, how little we really do know about others. I wish I had the resources to capture all the stories, dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom), as well as the legends (i.e., what we think happened — even if we’re probably suffering selective memory). Laugh! The good Nuns and Brothers certainly were a God send to us. I think future generations will not understand their contribution to society. (Certainly they demonstrated the failings of today’s Gooferment Skrules!)] 
Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975)
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JLINKEDIN: Strini, Thomas [MC1971] Bookkeeper at Leapfrog LLC


Thomas has a new job!
Bookkeeper at Leapfrog LLC

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Strini, Thomas [MC????]
Charlotte, North Carolina
Import and Export

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

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

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

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1971.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Strini, Thomas [MC1971]

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JOBIT: Wall, Joseph M. Sr. [MC1949 RIP]



Obituary for Joseph M. Wall

Joseph M. Wall, Sr., 87, of Sanibel Island, FL and longtime resident of Milford, CT passed away suddenly but peacefully on Tuesday, March 17th. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean Marie Wall (Whalen) to whom he was married for forty four years. Born on February 25th, 1928 in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late John Sr. and Marguerite (McGarry) Wall.

Mr. Wall was an enthusiastic teacher for the Fairfield Board of Education for 35 years (Grasmere School, Sherman School, Oldfield School and Tomlinson Junior High) and was an Educational Lecturer at Fairfield University before retiring in 1985. Mr. Wall loved to learn and his degrees included a BS in physical education from Manhattan College, a BS in elementary education from New Haven State Teachers College, and an MS in Education from Fairfield University.

Joe served as a volunteer fireman for 15 years in Milford, CT and was captain until 1985. He also served as a lifeguard for many years at the Fairfield beaches and later became the waterfront director. Joe also had a passion for photography and loved to practice his skills at National Parks, F1 races and weddings. In his retirement on Sanibel Island with his wife Jean, Mr. Wall enjoyed the beautiful beaches, sunsets and sanctuaries that the island offers. When not entertaining visiting family, Joe continued to work at Huxters until last year.

Mr. Wall also served in the Army in the Korean War and the Army Reserves.

Mr. Wall was predeceased by his brother John Jr. and sister Margie. He is survived by his children and their spouses Mary and Arthur Corker of Easley, SC, Joseph Wall Jr. and Debra Andrews of Milford, CT, Ellen Wall of Milford, CT, David and Marianne Wall of Northford, CT, Noreen Wall of Chaplin, CT, Patrick Wall of Waterloo, SC and Robert and Pamela Wall of Medfield, MA. He was the beloved grandfather to Raymond, Chris (fiancé Kim Kliger) and Thomas Choma and Grace and Jerry Caplan all of CT and Julia Wall of Medfield, MA. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 26th at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Church 70 Gulf St., Milford. CT 06460. Interment will follow at King’s Highway Cemetery, Milford. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, March 25th from 5 to 8 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460 to celebrate his life and share some good stories. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here) at 1630-B Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957.


Wall, Joseph M. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.codywhitefuneralservice.com/obituaries/Joseph-Wall-2/#!/TributeWall

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1949.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wall, Joseph M. Sr. [MC1949 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Thorley, Robert Winston [MC1973 RIP]



Posted Mar. 28, 2015 at 2:00 AM
July 11, 1940 - March 25, 2015
Blooming Grove, NY

Robert Winston Thorley, 74 of Blooming Grove, NY, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY after a long battle with cancer.

Robert was born July 11, 1940 in Damascus, PA, the son of Leslie W. Thorley and Edna (Barnes) Thorley. At an early age, he moved to Red Hook, NY - his hometown. After graduating from Red Hook Central High School, he continued his education at the State University College at Buffalo and later at Manhattan College where he received an M.A.

He began his teaching career at East Ramapo Central Schools in Spring Valley, NY and later taught at Minisink Valley Middle School in Slate Hill, NY. He retired from there in 2001. In retirement he enjoyed traveling and spending summers at his house in South Orleans on Cape Cod.

He is survived by his wife, Marion H. (Hershey) Thorley, to whom he was married for over 50 years.

He is survived by his sons: Charles A. "Chad" Thorley and wife, Christina of Silver Spring, MD and Mark R. Thorley of Boston, MA; brother, Brooke Thorley and wife, Beatrice of Marstons Mills, MA; sister, Barbara Olson and husband, David of Westlake, OR; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Hart and brothers: Kenneth, Colin, and Roger Thorley.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 29th at the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church Street, Goshen, NY. The funeral will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, March 30th at St. James' Episcopal Church, 1 St. James Place, Goshen, NY with Father Carl Lunden officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Cemetery, Barrytown, NY at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. James' Episcopal Church, 1 St. James Pl., Goshen, NY 10924.

Arrangements under the care of the Donovan Funeral Home, Goshen; to leave the family a personal condolence please visit www.donovansfunerals.com


Thorley, Robert Winston [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert received his Masters in 1973.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Thorley, Robert Winston [MC1973 RIP]

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

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JFOUND: Cox, James L. (MC1985) Associate Professor Brooklyn



Cox, James L. (MC1985)
Associate Professor
Computer and Information Science

James Cox was awarded a fellowship by NYU Courant Institute in 1983 and completed a Ph.D. in 1988, in the area of robotics algorithms. Since then his research has focused on problems in computer science having a significant mathematical component. He has done work in robotics algorithms, computational complexity theory, constraint programming and scientific visualization. He holds a U.S. patent. His recent work, supported by a large NIST/ATP grant (to a private firm), resulted in a system that can efficiently perform semiautomatic segmentation of large medical images, including segmentation of soft tissue tumors. He is presently interested in algorithmic information theory. Cox's industrial experience includes GMAC, and consulting work for the Montage Group Ltd. (a video-editing software company), Computer Aided Surgery, and other companies.

Show Scholarly Activities and Professional Accomplishments

Ph.D., New York University - 1988 (Computer Science)

M.S., New York University - 1984 (Computer Science)

B.S., Manhattan College - 1980 (Mathematics with minors in Philosophy and Computer Science)
Areas of Expertise:

Cox's areas of interest include robotics algorithms, discrete and combinatorial algorithms, and computational complexity, with an eye to the practical applications of these techniques. His goal in implementing his theoretical work has been to produce production quality software, and not mere "academic toys" or "proofs of concept." In the area of visualization, he has largely achieved this goal.

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JLINKEDIN: Tucci, Chris (MC2011) Director of Healthy Living at Westside Family YMCA


Chris has a new job!
Director of Healthy Living at Westside Family YMCA

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Tucci, Chris (MC2011)
Director of Healthy Living
Santa Monica, California
Health, Wellness and Fitness

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


Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for his old Boss, RJB. RJB is in Hospice at home, on Medication to make him comfortable. We pray that he is comfortable and we pray for his Family that they may trust in God and that they are able to accept the Will of God as RJB may be called home. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Flynn, John Lawrence [MC1953 RIP]



John Lawrence Flynn
Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:30 am

John Lawrence Flynn was the only child of John Maurice Flynn and Elizabeth Perry Flynn. He was born August 2, 1931 in Hudson, NY, and lived most of his life in the Hudson area. John passed away on March 12, 2015.

John attended St. Mary’s Academy in Hudson, and graduated in 1948. From there he went on to Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY, and graduated with a degree in engineering. He attended Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, on an Atomic Energy Program scholarship. He earned a MS in Industrial Hygiene.

He worked in the Nuclear Submarine Program on the Nautilus and Sea Wolfe submarines, receiving recognition for his work in this program from President Richard Nixon. He also participated in several projects for the Nuclear Protection Program, some of which were at GE, Schenectady, NY.

John returned to Hudson as a self employed consulting engineer, and did this until his retirement. John was an avid reader, and loved all kinds of music. He leaves a large library of books, magazines and cd’s. He was an accomplished wood worker, and used his extensive collection of wood working tools.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Nikki (Nicolien E.) and Steven Needham of West Ghent, NY, and their dogs and cats he loved to have around him. John will be cremated and buried in the Hudson cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations in his memory can be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414. Arrangements under the direction of M. Grimaldi Funeral Home.


Flynn, John Lawrence [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited. Funeral home doesn’t have a web site.

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

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Flynn, John Lawrence [MC1953 RIP]

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Thomas F. Flynn
AGE: 82 • Yonkers

Thomas F. Flynn was born in the City of Yonkers in 1932 and passed away on April 1, 2015.

He was the beloved son of Thomas and Lena Flynn, and stepmother Catherine Flynn. Thomas attended and graduated from Sacred Heart Grammar School and later from Sacred Heart High School in 1950. He later graduated from Manhattan College and was later awarded two Masters Degrees.

Thomas was wed to Lucy Grasso in 1959. They were devoted to each other throughout their marriage and in his final days Lucy provided constant love and support with the assistance of family and dear friends that was greatly appreciated.

Thomas retired after being a schoolteacher for thirty-three years. He began his teaching career in the Bronx and later spent the majority of his career teaching Social Studies in Yonkers. He had a passion for teaching, was a member of the Yonkers Historical Society and gave lectures on various historical topics, but his favorite topic of interest was the history of his beloved hometown Yonkers, NY.

Thomas was a devoted and loving father to his three sons; Thomas (Amy) Flynn, William (Adrienne) Flynn and Daniel (Stefanie) Flynn. He was happiest when surrounded by his grandchildren; Daniel, Christian, Brendan, Ryan and Teddy who adored him. When they were babies he held them every day and took them for long strolls in the carriage and was a loving grandfather up to his final days.

He cherished the annual family vacations to the Jersey Shore and the time spent together with family. Thomas is also survived by his sisters, Doris (Peter) Capurso and Catherine (Kappy) (the late Raymond) Fallon; his in laws, Josephine (Dominic) Loguidice, Clara (the late Norman) Gardner, and Salvatore (Regina) Grasso, and by many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be on Monday April 6, 2015, 5-9 P.M. at Flynn Funeral Home and a Funeral Mass will be held on April 7, 2015 at 10 A.M. at St. Anthony's Church on Nepperhan Ave. in Yonkers, NY.

Flynn Memorial Home, Inc. - Yonkers
1652 Central Park Avenue Yonkers, NY 10710
(914) 963-5178

Published in the The Journal News on Apr. 4, 2015


Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/thomas-f-flynn-condolences/174551083?cid=full#sthash.BErdR1TA.dpbs

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JFACEBOOK: Daly, Chuck [MC2012] customer service specialist for Constant Contact


Chuck Daly

I got a new job! Yay!! I'm going to be a customer service specialist for Constant Contact in Waltham! Starting Monday!!

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JHQ: April Alumni Connections



An Easter Message from Manahttan College

We wish all of our Jasper alumni, families and friends a blessed and joyous Easter filled with the warmth and new life of springtime!

Jasper Open
Monday, May 4

Alumni, family and friends are invited to participate in the 27th annual Jasper Open at Sleepy Hollow Country Club (777 Albany Post Rd., Scarborough, NY). Registration and brunch will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 12 p.m. The cocktail reception and dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information and to register, please visit manhattan.edu/jasperopen.

Reunion Weekend Registration Now Open!
Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 7

All Jasper alumni are invited to celebrate their time at Manhattan College by returning to campus with classmates and friends for Reunion Weekend 2015. An exciting line-up of events has been planned and weekend highlights include the Golden Jaspers Cruise, Young Alumni Reception, Reunion Reception, 10th & 25th Anniversary Champagne Toasts, and much more! For the full schedule of events and important weekend information, download the brochure or visit manhattan.edu/reunion.

Houston Alumni Reception
Tuesday, April 7

Alumni, family and friends living or working in Houston are invited to join the College for an evening dinner reception at McCormick & Schmick's (1151-01 Uptown Park Blvd., Uptown Park Shopping Center, Houston, TX). The event, hosted by John Keves '77, Bruce Macklin '74, and Matt Andrews '06, is $30 per person and includes dinner and drinks. Guests will be joined by Tom McCarthy '06, director of alumni relations, and Tom Mauriello, vice president for college advancement. Advance registration is required.

A Day of Wellness by Alumnae for Alumnae
Saturday, April 11

Jasper alumnae are invited to enjoy a day of women's wellness on campus. The day will feature several sessions including yoga, Zumba, meditation, and keynote speaker Julienne Ryan '81. The day will begin at 10 a.m. on the 5th floor of the Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons. The cost is $20 per person and includes all sessions, lunch, and a wine and cheese networking social at the end of the day. For more information and the complete schedule, download the brochure. Advance registration is required. 

Bergen County Alumni Reception
Tuesday, April 21

Alumni, family and friends are invited to join the College for a dinner reception hosted by George Skau '59 at Ramsey Country Club (105 Lakeside Dr., Ramsey, NJ). Guests will be joined by Noah LeFevre, director of intercollegiate athletics. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is $50 per person which includes a salad, dinner entree, dessert, refreshments and a complimentary cocktail (cash bar available). Advance registration is required.

Chicago Alumni Reception
Wednesday, April 22

Alumni, family and friends living or working in the Chicago area are invited to join the College and alumni hosts Tim Oliver '07 and Kathleen Munson '07 for an after-work reception at Goose Island Clybourn (1800 North Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL). Connect with other Jaspers and hear about what's new in Riverdale! The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will take place in the Karl Strauss room. The cost of the event is $30 per person and includes a selection of hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. Advance registration is required.


Manhattan College ranks 18th in the nation among private colleges for return on investment.

Manhattan NCAA Tournament highlights and photo gallery.

One hundred and fifty years since the Civil War, Manhattan College looks back.

Upcoming Regional Alumni Events

The Alumni office has partnered with a number of Jaspers throughout the country to plan exciting alumni events outside of the tri-state area, including San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Boston.

San Francisco Dinner
Saturday, May 2

San Francisco After-Work Reception: East Bay
Thursday, May 14

San Francisco After-Work Reception: South Bay
Tuesday, May 19

Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees
Wednesday, May 20

Boston Alumni Reception
Wednesday, June 17

For more information about events in your area, view the full alumni events calendar.

Regional Alumni Chapters

Manhattan College has several regional alumni chapters in cities and states across the nation. Even if you're far from Riverdale, you can still keep in touch with fellow Jaspers. Explore our regional map!

If you are interested in organizing events in your area, please complete our volunteer form.

Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations Deadline

Inductee nominations for the 2015 Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame are due by Friday, May 22. Each year, we seek to induct a broad representation of qualified candidates.

We recommend detailed attention when collecting and presenting biographical information to acheive the desired results in this competitive process. Learn more about submitting a nomination. For more information about the Athletic Hall of Fame, visit manhattan.edu/halloffame

Alumni Resources & Benefits

As an alumnus/a of Manhattan College, we invite you to explore many opportunities, discounts and benefits available. We encourage you to take advantage of these fantastic services. Learn more.

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) cites past glory


Dear John,

The Sunday NY Daily News (3/29/15) has a piece, on page 75, headed:
Here's a countdown of the most shocking tourney victories of all time:


How can you forget Jack Powers ('58) and the Jaspers upsetting
Jerry West and No.1-ranked West Virgina to open the 1958 tournament at
Madison Square Garden. Powers, the longtime director of the NIT, scored
20 points as the Jaspers held West to 10 points.

9. (Rest Deleted)

These were the glory days!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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[JR: I think the recent upset of Maryland in the NIT was my personal favorite. I have a friend who is a Terp and I rubbed it in well. Laugh! Fear the underside playing for pride.]

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JNEWS: Kennedy, Thomas P. [MC1978] President for Behringer Opportunity-Style REIT



Behringer Appoints New President for Opportunity-Style REITs

DALLAS, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Behringer announced today that Thomas P. Kennedy has been appointed president of the funds that comprise the company's opportunity platform - Behringer Harvard Opportunity REIT I, Inc. and Behringer Harvard Opportunity REIT II, Inc.

Kennedy had served as CFO and COO of UrbanAmerica Advisors, LLC since 2008. In this capacity, he leveraged 25 years of in-depth experience to manage large and diverse real estate portfolios with complicated ownership structures.

"Tom is a longtime colleague and has tremendous experience operating real estate and real estate investments," said Bob Aisner, president and chief executive officer of Behringer. "We are extremely pleased to welcome him aboard and stand to gain a great deal from his leadership, tenacity and integrity."

Before his tenure at UrbanAmerica Advisors, Kennedy served as principal managing director for Equitable Real Estate Management, Inc. (and its successor Lend Lease), the country's largest pension advisor, with more than $40 billion in assets under management. During his 21-year career at Equitable Real Estate Management/Lend Lease, Kennedy was a member of both the Investment Committee and the Executive Committee, using his expertise across all asset classes to advise the direction and activities of an equity portfolio consisting of hotels, office, industrial, retail, land and residential.

Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College.

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Kennedy, Thomas P. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kennedy, Thomas P. [MC1978]

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JOBIT: Donegan, Edward G. [MC1954 RIP] reported by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Dear John,

I received a call this afternoon that my St Barnabas Elementary School Classmate Ed Donegan,'54 passed away earlier today. Ed and I have been close though the years - in fact he married the ‘girl upstairs’ in our house, Ann Marie Schmidt (another Classmate), who is a Member of the Class of 1953 at Good Council College. They had Seven Children.

When I receive the arrangements, I will forward them on.

May He Rest In Peace.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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Good Morning All,

From Mike McEneney, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mike's St. Barnabas Elementary School Classmate and Fellow Jasper, Edward G. Donegan '54 BA. Mr. Donegan was called home yesterday. Please keep Edward, his wife Ann and their Family in your prayers as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

-----Original Message-----
From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
To: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
Sent: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 10:15 PM
Subject: Prayer Request

Dear Phil,

Please pray for my St Barnabas Elementry School Classmate, and fellow Jasper, Edward G. Donegan,’54 who passed away earlier today.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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Donegan, Edward G. [MC1954 RIP]

[JR: No obit link yet.]

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Donegan, Edward Gerard

Edward Gerard Donegan of Florida, NY, entered into rest on Thursday, April 2, 2015 with his family by his side. He was 83. The son of the late Thomas Donegan & Margaret McGill Donegan, he was born September 10, 1931 in New York, NY.

Ed was a US Army Korean veteran and was a graduate of Manhattan College. He was an avid Yankee and Giant fan who loved to travel and enjoyed listening to music. He also enjoyed history and following his grandchildren's activities.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ann Marie Donegan; six children, Kenneth Donegan; Denise Gass (Jerry); Patricia Stephens (Paul); Gerard Donegan (Stacey); Claire Cashman (Bob); Robert Donegan (Denise); 18 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Dorothy Donegan. He is further survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 7th from 4-8pm at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Ave., Florida, NY 10921. Funeral mass will be held 11AM Wednesday, April 8th at St. Joseph Church, 20 Glenmere Ave., Florida, NY 10921.

Burial will be in Orange County Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Goshen, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice .

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home. To send a condolence online, or for directions, please go to www.purtafuneralhome.com.

T S Purta Funeral Home
22 Glenmere Ave Florida, NY 10921
(845) 651-7711

Published in the The Journal News on Apr. 4, 2015

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Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/edward-gerard-donegan-condolences/174551155?cid=full#sthash.2zGD9Vfy.dpbs

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


Good Evening All,

From Mike McEneney, our prayers are requested for Laura C. Laura is in ICU on a Ventilator after passing out in the Emergency Room. We pray that her problem is quickly resolved and we pray for a complete recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

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ENDNOTE: Zbacnik, Raymond [MC1977] says it all about US educational results


Zbacnik, Raymond [MC1977]

The NYT had an interesting article on the American edutainment system.
The edutainment in the U.S. is putting Americans on the bottom in world math rankings, close to the bottom in science, and somewhat literate.  My physical chemistry professor from Oxford was so entertaining (dramatic presentations, no homework, few exams, no feedback) that all 7 of us students in the special class for chemical engineers turned off our brains, and learned nothing.  We all received a “D” for “dumb.”  The professor, may he rest in peace, died: 16 Dec 1989.  It was very upsetting for Professor Onwood, but other professors told him that sometimes you get a class of stupid people.
The results from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which are being released on Tuesday, show that teenagers in the U.S. slipped from 25th to 31st in math since 2009; from 20th to 24th in science; and from 11th to 21st in reading, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, which gathers and analyzes the data in the U.S.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/pisa-rankings-2013-12#ixzz3V319Ghi4
Standard Deviants: Edutainment at its lowest level
Great Courses:  Edutainment at the next lowest level
A little more advanced edutainment
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