JASPER JOTTINGS Week 19 - 2015 May 10    

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



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"This is the definition of strength, love, and pure raw beauty. Mom was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer halfway through pregnancy with her surprise gender baby. She had one breast removed and underwent chemo while carrying her miracle baby. She was induced at 36 weeks in order to receive more treatment. Baby BOY was born ready to prove to the world his strength he inherited from his strong mommy. He latched on to her remaining breast all on his own and the room erupted in so many emotions. Breastfeeding is such a sacred bond, and this one just makes my heart break and swell at the same time. I am beyond blessed to have met and gotten to know this woman and her family, and so honored she asked me to be there to document these precious moments. Please share, and continue to pray for this family as they go into their next journey together!"

-Katie Murray Photography

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I didn’t capture the photo.

Somethings are private.

The fact that it’s shared on Facebook not withstanding, all we Jaspers need to know it that:

(1) Life is sacred. (all life); AND

(2) Women are amazing as to what they will do for their children.

This story just puts me in AWE of the Lord’s wisdom to give children to women.

I was told in survival school: “Never go near a bear cub for any reason”. This story illustrated that wisdom.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JEMAIL: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) cites the Archbishop of San Francisco


Branding needs strong servant leaders, such as the Archbishop of San Francisco.

Gerard '75

Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975)

[JR: Could it be the job of the followers to hold the leaders to a higher standard? Speak up, contribute $, or not as appropriate.] 

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JUPDATE: Vitagliano, Vincent J. [MC1949 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Vitagliano, Vincent J. [MC1949 RIP] on 2015-Apr-30



Vincent J. Vitagliano, (87) peacefully passed into eternity on April 30th, 2015 surrounded by his children, at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton.


Vitagliano, Vincent J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/sunsentinel/vincent-j-vitagliano-condolences/174767393?cid=full#sthash.I8yXW4ro.dpbs

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

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Vitagliano, Vincent J. [MC1949 RIP]

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MOBIT: Small, Joseph Thomas [MCattendee RIP] on 2015-Apr-15 reported 2015-May-03



Captain Joseph Thomas Small USN (ret.)
1923 - 2015 | Obituary | Condolences

Virginia Beach - Captain Joseph Thomas Small, SC, USN (ret.) passed away on 14 April 2015 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, surrounded by his family, at the age of ninety-two. Captain Small was born in New York City in 1923, the son of Emma and Robert Small. He graduated from LaSalle Academy in 1941; attended Manhattan College; and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 6, 1945. He was married in Annapolis on that date to Eileen Mary Gray.

Captain Small's first duty station was gunnery officer on the Battleship U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63). After World War II, he graduated from the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School in Bayonne, New Jersey, and was stationed, during the Korean War, as supply officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. Rodman (DD-456/DMS-21). He also served on the Destroyer Tender U.S.S. Hamul (AD-20) and in the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (AFSWP). During the Cuban Missile Crisis, he served as supply officer of the Repair Ship U.S.S. Amphion (AR-13). During the Vietnam era, he served as supply officer of Naval Air Station, Norfolk, and Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia. He also served on various Navy and joint service staffs and bureaus in London, UK, and Washington, DC. His last duty station was supply officer of Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, Puerto Rico. He retired from the Navy in September, 1975.

After retirement from the Navy, Captain Small joined United Services Life Insurance Company. In 1981, he was appointed Regional Manager for the Norfolk, Virginia Beach Region. He served on the company's Field Advisory Committee during the period 1980-1984. After retirement from the company, he and his wife spent many years travelling the world. He had a passion for fine wine and enjoyed collecting wine and donating from his collection to charitable wine auctions held in Napa Valley, California, and Naples, Florida.

Captain Small was a member of the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club, Virginia Beach, Virginia; the New York Athletic Club; the Sunset Crest Beach Club, Barbados; and Lago Mar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Captain Small is survived by his wife of seventy years, Eileen Mary Small; his five children, Joseph Small, Jr., John Small, Christine Carman, Maureen Hooker, and James Small; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Margaret Mary Dwyer.

A service will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy Columbarium on 6 May 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to the United States Naval Academy Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 3, 2015


Small, Joseph Thomas [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) passes along good news


Good Afternoon All,

On this glorious day where many of us are surrounded by cherished little ones making their First Communion and their Families, good news is the order of the day. Jen and Tom McCarthy have been in touch and Jen tells us that Joe is now in Morristown Memorial Hospital and continues to improve. Jen shared that Joe is now speaking to them. Great news. I cannot imagine that Joe can't just yet be accused of being a Chatterbox but improvement is another battle won. Jen and the Family thank you all and ask that those prayers " Keep On Coming." Please keep the volume up. We pray that God in His Mercy hear our prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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QUADRANGLE: Manhattan College Getting Ready to Expand



Master Plan Update: Manhattan College Getting Ready to Expand
Posted on April 30, 2015 by CHRIS CIRILLO

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Manhattan College is planning to expand its campus within the next 10 years. The school plans to upgrade the south campus by renovating Leo or potentially building a new lab building for science, technology, engineering and math south of Leo.

The 10-year master plan also includes a quad on the south campus across from Leo. MC, however, would have to first acquire the space used by Karl’s Auto Body.

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The master plan’s growth is parallel to the school’s academic plan, which includes a growth in graduate programs, and as in previous years, enrollment. While MC now plans to not increase the rate of undergraduates too much, President Brennan O’Donnell gave a presentation that called for an emphasis on Title IX issues, and a focus on a more diverse student body.

“We have a lot of aspirations,” O’Donnell said at the meeting.

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[JR: I imagine that the fund raising is going to get intense.] 

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JHQ: Women’s Rowing


Women’s Rowing Added as an Intercollegiate Sport
Women’s rowing elevated from a club sport beginning in the 2015-16 academic year. Read More..

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Women’s Rowing Added as an Intercollegiate Sport

Women’s rowing elevated from a club sport beginning in the 2015-16 academic year.

Manhattan College will add women’s rowing as an intercollegiate sport beginning in the 2015-16 academic year. The College will continue to support 19 sport programs as the Jaspers simultaneously discontinue the women’s tennis program.

“We are very excited to add a woman’s rowing program to our list of intercollegiate offerings,” said Noah D. LeFevre, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “The addition of a rowing program will enable us to increase our athletic participation and it will open up new doors to us from a development perspective. We are looking forward to competing in the MAAC women’s rowing championship as an intercollegiate program.”

Current Manhattan College club coach James Foley will continue to guide the rowing program as it ascends to intercollegiate status.

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[JR: Go Jaspers!] 

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MOBIT: Corirossi, Frederick H. [MCxstaff RIP] on 2015-May-02



Frederick Corirossi

Frederick H. Corirossi, 80 a resident in Danbury and Westchester, a remarkable dancer and an avid Yankees fan, passed away Sunday evening at Danbury Hospital's ICU unit.

Frederick was born in New York City on February 8, 1935, son of the late William and Lena Corirossi of Westchester. After graduating from Iona College he enlisted in the Army where he served as a dental assistant. His career journey took him to AT&T where he served as an overseas operator for 18 years receiving high accolades from customers and management. For sixteen years Frederick was a library assistant at Manhattan College. He was a movie extra for Mildred Pierce and Kings, just to name a few.

He enjoyed volunteering at Queen of the Clergy and the Danbury Registrar's Office. Fred is survived by his son Frederick "Tony" Corirossi, of Cliffton, NJ, his daughter, Terri Fermo and husband Anthony, grandsons Anthony and Nicholas of Fairfield, NJ, his sister Joy Episalla of Bronxville, NY, a nephew, Dr. Charles Episalla of Middletown, NY, a niece, Joy Episalla of New York City, as well as many other beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Anthony, John and Bill who was killed in WWII and buried in Normandy.

His survivors also include, long-time friend Sylvia Essington, trusted physican Dr. Martin Lebowski and best friend and care giver, Vickey Hickey.

Expression of deep gratitude to Dr. David Oelberg of the ICU unit at Danbury Hospital and to the kindness and never ending compassion of the staff including Kim, Stephanie, Dympha, Lisa, Helena, Rachael, Brittany and Cheryl; all the numerous do-gooders who shared a smile at Fred's doorway and to Dana on 11 East, who was always there.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 6th at St. Joseph Church, 8 Robinson Ave., Danbury, at 11am. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, CT on Wednesday from 8:30am – 10:30am. Burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Queen of the Clergy, Priest Residence, 274 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902; Attn.: Vickey Hickey.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal"

Published in News Times on May 5, 2015


Corirossi, Frederick H. [MCxstaff RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newstimes/frederick-corirossi-condolences/174781742?cid=full

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

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JLINKEDIN: Christie, Valerie (MC1989) new job at Bunge Limited


Valerie Christie has a new job.
Now Information Security PMO Leader & Chief of Staff to the GCISO at Bunge Limited.

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Christie, Valerie (MC1989)

CPA - Information Security PMO Leader - Global Accounting Controller - Transformation Specialist - Lean Sigma Black Belt - Willing to Relocate

• A Certified Public Accountant, Program Management Leader and Lean Sigma Blackbelt known as an innovative problem solver who works collaboratively to deliver measurable process improvement and hard savings.

• Global Finance and IT Executive recognized for strengths in leadership, global networking, strategy, financial analysis, employee engagement, relationship building, and change management.

• Transformation Specialist with the ability to work with globally diverse teams to achieve common objectives including real bottom line savings and efficiencies.

• Knowledgeable in key areas of Finance including forecasting, planning and analysis, working capital management, profit modeling, M&A, and auditing.

• Involved in all aspects of leadership and talent management. Dedicated to building a strong team of professionals with the knowledge, tools, and desire to provide results that exceed expectations.

• Excellent organizational and management skills that enable me to effectively balance and delegate multiple projects and responsibilities

• Can work comfortably with and present to all levels of management.

• Strong ethics and values, with a focus on providing outstanding customer service.

Information Security
Global Controllership
Program Management
Lean Sigma Black Belt
Strategic Management
Financial Planning, Forecasting, & Analysis
Financial Cost and Working Capital Management
Revenue Recognition
Restructurings and Reorganizations
Business Process Outsourcing and Leveraged Services
Global Process Redesign and Change Management
Talent Development and Mentoring

Certified Public Accountant since 1991;

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JOBIT: Nowatzki, Edward Alexander [MC1962 RIP] on 2015-May-04



Edward Alexander Nowatzki

On the morning of May 4, 2015, Edward Alexander Nowatzki passed away peacefully at Santa Catalina Villas in Tucson, Arizona after a three month long battle with cancer. Ed was 79 years old.

Ed Nowatzki was born in the Bronx, New York on February 23, 1936. He was the second child, and only son, of his Polish immigrant parents, Marianna and Frank Nowatzki. While growing up, he and his family attended Blessed Sacrament Church where Ed also went to school and served as an altar boy for several years.

After studying at Cathedral Preparatory High School and Cathedral College in New York, Ed went on to Manhattan College where he met his wife of 50 plus years, Patricia Ann Nowatzki. They married in 1962 and journeyed to Tucson, Arizona where Ed went on to obtain his graduate degree and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Ed made significant contributions to the Civil Engineering programs at both the UofA and Cal Poly State University, while remaining abreast of current trends through simultaneous service as a private sector consultant. Ed touched the careers and lives of literally thousands of students and practitioners.

Along the way, he held many positions and achieved many awards including Civil Engineer of the Year in 1998 from the ASCE Southern Branch as well as State of Arizona Engineer of the Year in 2007 from the Arizona Society of Professional Engineers.

Ed is survived by his wife, Patricia Nowatzki; his sister, Rita Nowatzki, SC and his children, Christopher (Amy), Eileen, Thomas and Joseph (Susan) and grandchildren, Taylor and Tanner.

A Wake will be held at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave. in Tucson on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with the Holy Rosary recited at 5:00 p.m. Cemetery Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Holy Hope Cemetery, 3555 N. Oracle Rd. in Tucson. Mass will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 338 W. University Blvd. in Tucson. Celebrate Ed's life with us afterwards at BJ's Restaurant at 4270 N. Oracle Rd. in Tucson anytime between 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent on behalf of Edward to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, 820 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701 and/or to the Neuro-Oncology Fund, in memory of Charlie James Savarese, at Children's Hospital of Chicago, 225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on May 6, 2015


Nowatzki, Edward Alexander [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Nowatzki, Edward Alexander [MC1962 RIP]

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

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JFOUND: Rogers, Jean [MC1984] CEO of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board



To Serve Investors, Accounting Must Evolve
May 5, 2015
By Dr. Jean Rogers

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To many, “sustainability accounting” sounds like an oxymoron.

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Dr. Jean Rogers is founder and CEO of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. Her leadership experience includes 10 years as a principal at Arup, a global engineering consultancy focused on sustainable development. Jean was also a management consultant at Deloitte, working in the environmental and manufacturing practices to help leading companies improve business and product performance through sustainability. She is a former Loeb Fellow at Harvard University and holds a PhD in environmental engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an ME in environmental engineering and a BE in civil engineering from Manhattan College.

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Rogers, Jean [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Jean received her Masters in 1984.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Rogers, Jean [MC1984]

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MFOUND: Alma Mater connected to Mansion Where an Astor Lived



Real Estate
A Mansion Where an Astor Lived

MAY 1, 2015

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John Jacob Astor III spent the last years of his life there. After his death in 1890, the house was sold to Manhattan College, which sought to ease Field’s restriction and use it for educational purposes. When that effort failed, the estate was sold to a local businessman who parceled off much of the mansion’s 65 acres for the development of the neighboring Ardsley Park. The mansion now sits on five acres of rolling and landscaped lawns, bordered at the river’s edge by tennis courts operated by the Ardsley Country Club.

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[JR: Laff. Guess Alma Mater didn’t buy the correct politician!] 

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JHQ: Eileen Murray ’80 to Deliver Address at Graduate Commencement



Eileen Murray ’80 to Deliver Address at Graduate Commencement

A leader in the financial services industry, Murray will give the keynote on May 16.

Eileen Murray ’80, co-chief executive officer and a member of the management committee at Bridgewater Associates, LP, the world’s largest hedge fund, will deliver the keynote address at Manhattan College’s Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 16 at 3 p.m. She will also receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the ceremony.

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MFOUND: Reports from an NYU MC ball game



A Personal History of Sports and Anti-Semitism
Gerald EskenaziApril 28, 2015

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Less than two years later I was covering another basketball game involving another Catholic university — this time it was Manhattan College, playing New York University at Madison Square Garden. The Manhattan nickname was the Jaspers, named for a Brother Jasper, who had been the school’s baseball coach in the 1890s.

After a Manhattan fan lobbed a beer can at an N.Y.U. player, some of the kids in the N.Y.U. band chanted “What the heck’s a Jasper?” Harmless enough, right?

But within seconds, from many places in the Garden, came a response: “Arm the Arabs! Arm the Arabs!” The default taunt obviously was to somehow twin Israel with N.Y.U., and its large Jewish student body.

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[JR: I am ashamed at such conduct. Argh! Lobbing a beer can? Chanting anti-semitic “barbara streisand”. I can’t imagine such.] 

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Tom commented on MFOUND: Reports from an NYU MC ball game


http://forward.com/culture/306542/a-personal-history-of-sports-and-anti-semitism/ CultureA Personal History of …

This happened in 1967.

McGoey, Tom (MC1969)

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Donald F Costello
Emeritus Associate Professor Computer Science & Engineering
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Submitted on 2015/05/07 at 12:16 am

I was the only male goy in an all Jewish public school class in thru Bronx if you wish to hear about the way that Jewish class treated a Catholic there is a tale to toll.

The quote supposedly coming from the Jasper side of an arena sounds strangely like the shout “Guns For The Arabs, Track Shoes For The Jews” cried out by OS students in 1946 when almost 50% of the Bronx was Jewish.

Don’t claim that I am approving of any of this but I am claiming that prejudice is another stupidity that is not a one way street.

[JR: The authentication of the commenter is a little shaky. But good enough for inclusion. And I thank him for his contribution.] 

[JR: Yes, the Creator must have loved stupid people, so many were made that way. After all it’s a basketball game, and those sitting in the stands don’t “earn” the victory. Only the gladiator in the area counts.] 

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JFOUND: Lorenzen, Sister Rosemary [MC1974] retired from Good Shepherd Catholic School in Orlando



Personal Reflection: Touching the Lives of Children

Category: E-Scroll May 7, 2015

Sister Rosemary Lorenzen, Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood

In celebration of the Year for Consecrated Life, we feature a series of articles told by religious sisters and religious order priests and brothers, who will share the joy of their vocation. Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood Rosemary Lorenzen shares her story.

The Sisters of St. Joseph were my teachers in elementary and high school, so I knew them very well. Still, I had no desire to become a sister at that point. One day, a sister who taught me in high school asked, ‘What are you going to do when you graduate?’ I told her that I was not sure what I am going to do. She suggested that I become a Sister of St. Joseph.

At that point I was going out with a fellow in the Navy who wanted to get married. One day – and I don’t know what happened -- but the thought of getting married didn’t appeal to me anymore. I went back to the sister, and I said to her, ‘I think I want to become a Sister of St. Joseph.’ This all happened when I was a senior in high school.

I entered the community in 1952 and made my final profession in 1958. I think in the back of my mind, I wanted to be a sister all along. I have not regretted my decision for one minute.

Throughout my ministry, I have taught and taught and taught, in New York and Florida. I started off as a first grade teacher. During that time, I also graduated from St. Joseph College in Yonkers, N.Y. with my undergraduate degree in math.

I earned my master’s degree in math from Manhattan College in New York and taught seventh and eighth grade math until I retired from Good Shepherd Catholic School in Orlando in 2009. (Editor’s note: Sister Lorenzen moved to Florida in 1987.) Now I go back to the school four days a week and I tutor after school for two hours. One day a week, I visit the sick in the parish. I go to five people who are homebound.

The joy of my vocation has been working with the children. I have gotten so close to some of them and I have been important in some of their lives. So many times, people will come up to me after they have grown up and will say that I meant something to them in their lives. That to me is wonderful.

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Lorenzen, Sister Rosemary [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Sister received her Masters in 1974.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lorenzen, Sister Rosemary [MC1974]

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JFOUND: Venter, Bruce M. [MC1972] speaks 5/14 in Morristown



Morris County - Morristown - THE BATTLE OF HUDBBARDTON
by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 05/06/15

Thursday, May 14 - Morris County

NORTH JERSEY AMERICAN REVOLUTION ROUND TABLE -- 7:14 p.m. at  Washington's Headquarters Museum Great Hall, 30 Washington Place, Morristown.     There is no admission fee - guests are welcome and are encouraged to attend. . Teachers and students are especially welcome.


      The battle of Hubbardton was perhaps the loss that saved the war for the patriots. British and German troops ran into stubborn rebel resistance at Hubbardton, Vermont, on July 7, 1777. After easily capturing Fort Ticonderoga, Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne pursued a retreating Continental army under Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair. In the fields and hills around Hubbardton, a tenacious American rear guard of about 1,200 derailed the British general's plan for a quick march to Albany. The British won a tactical victory, but they suffered precious losses. Patriots, under Col. Seth Warner, left the British and Germans bloodied, if victorious. Burgoyne and his weakened force ultimately surrendered at Saratoga on October 17, 1777, paving the way for a French alliance which ensured American independence

Bio: Dr. Bruce M. Venter is president of America's History, LLC, a tour and conference company where he leads Revolutionary War tours. This company is best known for its highly successful annual conference on the American Revolution. Bruce is also 1st vice president of the American Revolution Round Table of Richmond and former 1st vice president of the Goochland County Historical Society. He frequently lectures on the Revolutionary War, including at Fort Ticonderoga's American Revolution Seminar. He is also known for his character portrayals of General John Burgoyne and Charles Earl Cornwallis. Venter has published articles in Patriots of the American Revolution, Blue and Gray, Civil War, Goochland County Historical Society Magazine and the Washington Times. His forthcoming book, Kill Jeff Davis: Union Raid on Richmond will be published by the University of Oklahoma Press this fall.
     Venter holds a B.A. in history from Manhattan College, and a doctorate in educational administration from the University at Albany. He lives in Goochland County, Virginia with his wife, Lynne and their beagle, "Sally Seddon."

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Venter, Bruce M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Venter, Bruce M. [MC1972]

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JFOUND: Maligno, Vincent J. [MC1969] hits Yankee Stadium



Annadale resident honored by NY Yankees; name goes up in lights

For his 69th birthday Dr. Vincent J. Maligno was honored by the New York Yankees as the "Veteran of the Game" sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project.at Yankee Stadium.
Carol Ann Benanti | benanti@siadvance.com

on May 05, 2015 at 10:49 AM, updated May 05, 2015 at 10:50 AM

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- At 69 years young, Dr. Vincent J. Maligno finally saw his name in lights.

The Staten Island sports fan, who celebrated his birthday April 26, was honored by the New York Yankees as the "Veteran of the Game" sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Vietnam vet's face and ame were flashed on the Jumbotron at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx — as did the Annadale resident's rank of major in the US Air Force.

"My wife, Amelia, and daughter, Megan, were able to join me on the field," said Dr. Maligno in speaking of his memorable moment. "What a phenomenal birthday."

Yankee manager Joe Girardi even presented him with an autographed No. 28 jersey to acknowledge his military service. It read: "Thanks for your service."

Home base umpire Jim Wolf also jumped on the band wagon, giving Dr. Maligno a game ball and thanking him for his extraordinary military service.

And if Dr. Maligno's name sounds familiar, it's all for good reason.

He was featured in a recent Inside Out unique love story about young Vincent Maligno and his mate, the former Amelia Mignone. The couple first crossed paths back in 1962, at a Monster Mash Dance staged at Xaverian High School, the Brooklyn all-boys school where he was a student.

The Malignos are now the parents of six children and four granddaughters.

Congratulations, folks!

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MFOUND: February 1961, Manhattan College girl visiting the Guggenheim Museum



2015 May 06 Gug gal

1961Colleges Girls, Vintage Fashion, 60 S Fashion, 1960S Fashion, 1960S Camelot, February 1961, Classic Style, Manhattan 1960 Fashion, 1960 SFebruary 1961, Manhattan College girl visiting the Guggenheim Museum --- Image by © Condé Nast Archive/Corbis1961 suit #1960s fashionflickr by dovima_is_devine_II

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[JR: Any idea who?]

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JLINKEDIN: DeCarlo, Steve [MC1985] Director of Energy Services at Maser Consulting P.A.



DeCarlo, Steve [MC1985]
Director of Energy Services at Maser Consulting P.A.
Howes Cave, New York


Mr. DeCarlo, Director of Energy Services at Maser Consulting P.A. is responsible for overseeing the Energy Service line for the firm. Mr. DeCarlo is a highly effective senior team leader with 27 years experience in diversified Energy services including operations, maintenance, engineering, asset management, and code compliance. His expertise also extends to company representation in public, professional, government, and regulatory agency matters.

Mr. DeCarlo’s vast expertise in the Energy field is leading the firm, utilizing specialized in-house staff, toward exploration opportunities in the Energy sector as part of Maser Consulting’s continued expansion and diversification initiative. This includes the design engineering of Transmission Lines and Substations; System Planning and Wind Farm Integration Studies; Micro-grid Analyses; Regulatory Compliance Analysis & Support; Storm Damage Preparation and Recovery Planning; and the Development of Renewable Energy Design.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for a brain cancer patient


Good Morning All,

A very good friend of mine has asked for our Prayers for a good friend of his who has just been through a major brain tumor operation and is now requiring further Radiation treatments as the Brain Cancer is a powerful strain. This good woman needs our prayers and I ask you once again to raise the volume foe her and her Family. She is a strong person but this new development has come as a shock. We pray the MDs are able to remove all the offending cells. Thank you.God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Cox, James Steven [MC???? RIP] on 2015-May-08



James Steven Cox, 70, of Hidden Valley
Posted: Friday, May 8, 2015 8:52 pm

James Steven Cox, 70, of Hidden Valley, Pa., died May 8, 2015 at his home. Born June 6, 1944, in West Newton, Massachusetts, the son of James Steven and Florence (Moore) Cox.

Preceded in death by parents. Survived by the former Janice Kachmarsky, to whom he was married 47 years; children: James S. Cox and wife Holly, Catherine Cox, all of Pittsburgh; Michael Cox and wife Courtney of Orange County, California; grandchildren, James S. and Eleanor Cox; sister, Carol Houston and husband Barney of New Jersey. James is a graduate of Pius High School and Manhattan College.


[JR: Behind a paywall. Hope to learn more.] 

Cox, James Steven [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None

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JFACEBOOK: Stanton, Kathy [MC????] Director, American Cleaning Institute



Stanton, Kathy [MC????]

Director, Technical & Regulatory Affairs at American Cleaning Institute
Past: The Soap and Detergent Association
Studied Biology at Manhattan College
Past: Frostburg State University and Notre Dame High School, Utica, NY
Lives in Washington, District of Columbia

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Kathy Stanton
Director, Technical and Regulatory Affairs

Hired in May 2002, Kathy’s duties have expanded over the last 10 years to include research and analysis to support ACI’s scientific, oleochemical and regulatory programs. She manages global consortia on high production volume chemicals; she works closely with the oleochemical industry to promote innovation in new uses of oleochemicals; she technically reviews government and third party regulations/criteria on green chemistry/cleaning.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Religious Studies from Manhattan College (NY) and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Applied Ecology/Conservation, with honors from Frostburg State University (MD). Her research thesis was on combined effects of environmental temperatures and (dietary) fatty acid chain length on growth of fish. Prior to joining ACI, she worked at the United States Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for the Department of Surgery where she was a Research Associate.

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ENDNOTE: An aborted attack on the Church



France: perpetrator foils his own church attack
April 27, 2015 in Catholic | Tags: Catholic, church, France, Paris

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Then Ghlam ran into a spot of bother. He accidentally shot himself in the leg and was bleeding profusely. He drove his own car for some distance, then ended up ringing the emergency services! Police arrived on the scene and arrested him. He is currently in custody, although he is only answering certain questions from the authorities. Another weapons cache was found in his dorm room.

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Thought you might be interested in the above. Of particular note: the idea that they *want* to provoke violent response: that's a tactic that's been used by small groups rather commonly in history I believe.

- Michael

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McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

[JR: It’s sad that we can’t have peace. Hopefully, the attackers will all be so inept.] 

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Submitted on 2015/05/09 at 7:13 pm

Thank you for the mention.

I did not receive a message from Michael J McFadden (MC ’73) on my post regarding the Ghlam incident in Paris.

Interesting, to say the least. If you can explain more about it, I would be grateful.

Many thanks.

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