JASPER JOTTINGS Week 22 - 2015 May 31    

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



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POSITRACTION: The Albanian code of honor, ‘besa’



Remembering Albania's help for Jews during WWII
By Nic Cavell
Posted 5/14/15

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Bujar Nishani, president of the Republic of Albania, did not visit Riverdale by chance.

Instead, the president confirmed, his decision to give a speech organized by Manhattan College’s Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center was “absolutely motivated” by a desire to strengthen ties between his country and the international Jewish community.

“For my country, the ties with Israel are a priority,” Mr. Nishani said after giving a May 7 speech at the college’s Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons.

Mr. Nishani’s address to a crowd of about 150, which included the permanent representative of Albania to the United Nations, members of the Albanian cabinet and local members of the Albanian community, focused on his country’s role saving Jews from Nazi persecution and genocide during World War II.

“There was no forceful expulsion of Jews in our country, either by the state authorities or by common people,” Mr. Nishani said of Albania, one of the only European countries that had more Jews at the end of the war than at the start.

“This typical and characteristic behavior is founded on the Albanian code of honor, ‘besa’,” he continued. “In daily life, it means to take care… [of] someone who is in trouble and need by offering him hospitality and defense.”

In the 21st century, Mr. Nishani argued, ‘besa’ was the foundation of Albania’s success as a multi-religious society.

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I’m not impressed by what people say.

I’m fat old white guy Jasper injineer.

What you do counts a lot more. In fact, it’s everything. Don’t tell me platitudes. Be Mother Teresa. Then I’m impressed.

“Having more Jews at the end of the war than at the start.”

That’s impressive.

Not that Jews are like trophies, medals, or badges to be won. They are people with all the warts, flaws, and other disgusting human characteristics.

I have known Jews who’s whole lineages have been wiped out for the sole reason that they “cheered for the wrong team” or prayed to the wrong God.


Dona Nobis Pacem

And, in this case, Alma Mater did well.

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JNEWS: Farmer, Lindsey [MC2012] guest services manager at a Washington resort



More college grads are getting better jobs
Paul Davidson, USA TODAY 5:54 p.m. EDT May 23, 2015

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Employers are recruiting freshly minted college graduates more intensively this spring and not just to be food servers, cashiers and call center representatives.

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Despite the upturn, many recent college grads are still struggling. When she graduated from Manhattan College in 2012 with a degree in English and religion, Lindsey Farmer hoped to land a job as an administrative assistant and rise through the managerial ranks. But she repeatedly lost out to workers with experience in the field.

So she took a $10-an-hour job as a ticket seller at a dine-in movie theater near her hometown of Issaquah, Wash., eventually rising to assistant manager.

"Once you graduate with a bachelor's, you think you'll be at the top of the earnings pool," she says. "But then you realize it's not like in the movies."

Recently, Farmer landed a job as a guest services manager at a Washington resort, a gig she hopes will be a springboard to owning a hotel. But even that position, she says, didn't require a college degree and her employer placed more value on her experiences abroad.

"I definitely feel like I lost time," says Farmer, who earns $13.50 an hour and finally has health and 401(k) benefits. "I thought I'd have a house by now and would be taking amazing vacations."

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Farmer, Lindsey [MC2012]

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JHQ: First Annual Business Analytics Conference and Competition



First Annual Business Analytics Conference and Competition Explores Art and Science of Decision-Making

Attracting participants from 13 colleges and universities from across the nation, the events included a variety of field experts and industry leaders as well as an exciting competition for undergraduate students.

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JOBIT: Campbell, Sr. Mary Beatrice [MC1942 RIP] on 2015-May-17



Sr. Mary Beatrice Campbell (1909 - 2015)

Sr. Mary Beatrice Campbell, a resident of Mt. Vernon passed away peacefully on May 17, 2015 at the The Wartburg Home at the age of 105.

She was born Mary Ellen Campbell in New York City on July 19, 1909 to the late John and Anna (McLoughlin) Campbell. She entered the Sister's of St. Francis Neumann Community in 1928 and made her final religious vows in 1933. She began teaching in 1930 at many catholic schools in the metropolitan area including St. Joseph in New Rochelle, St. Eugene in Yonkers, St. Catherine in Pelham, and St. Clare in Hastings. She graduated in 1942 with a bachelors degree in education from Manhattan College.

In 1990 after more than 60 years as an educator she retired , but continued her mission with the Sisters of St. Francis until her passing. Along with the Sister's of St. Francis she is survived by a nephew Bruce Campbell and a cousin Mary Ann Schaefer. The family will receive friends on Tuesday May 26, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the WESTCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, INC. Eastchester. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Wednesday May 27, 2015 at St. Catherine's Church, Pelham. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in the memory of Sr. Mary Beatrice Campbell may be made to Sister's of St. Francis of the Neumann Community, 6900 Buckley Rd. Syracuse, NY 13212, sosf.org. To leave an online condolence please visit www.westchesterfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home
Westchester Funeral Home
190 Main Street
Eastchester, NY 10707
(914) 337-4585

Published in the The Journal News on May 24, 2015


Campbell, Sr. Mary Beatrice [MC1942 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/mary-beatrice-campbell-condolences/174923432?cid=full#sthash.m0CuO404.dpbs

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JFOUND: Moore, Erica Christina [MC2015] on Alma Mater's Lasallian Mission



Broadcast: The Lasallian Mission at Manhattan College
Posted on May 20, 2015

Moore, Erica Christina [MC2015]


My name is Erica Moore and I am a recent graduate of Manhattan College, where I received a B.A. in Journalism. My undergraduate classes focused on reporting and newswriting, editing, feature writing, mass media and popular culture, and international mass communication.

I am particularly interested in social issues, global news, culture, and human interest or feature pieces. My goal is to write stories that further inform the public and develop our understanding of the world.
I am seeking employment or internship opportunities in the field of print or broadcast journalism.

With my schooling and internship experience, I believe I have the capability of being a great asset to many teams. I will incorporate the skills I have already learned to new experiences while learning as much as I can about my profession.

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School of Arts

Anthony Amiano ’15, a communication major and government minor, was cited as a 2015 Wunderkind by Westchester Magazine.

Adam Arenson, Ph.D., associate professor of history and director of the urban studies program, co-authored a May 15 blog article in The New York Times. The article focuses on the end of the Civil War and American expansion to the west.

Joan Cammarata, Ph.D., professor of modern languages and literature, organized and chaired the session, In Celebration of Her Quincentenary: St. Teresa’s Legacy to Early Modern Women at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference in Toronto, April 30-May 3. In addition, she presented the paper “Teresa of Avila’s Ethics of Nurture and Influence” and the session and paper were in honor of the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa’s birth

Pamela Chasek, Ph.D., professor of government, will speak at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference, May 24-29.

Ricardo A. Dello Buono, Ph.D., professor and chair of the sociology department, discussed U.S. relations with Latin America on March 18 in Havana, Cuba. His discussion formed part of the Balcón Latinoamericano, a monthly lecture series sponsored by the FLACSO-Cuba program of the University of Havana. In addition, six Manhattan students attended the event as part of their spring semester sociology course, Cuba – Tropical Socialism. In mid-April, Dello Buono also presented “A Sociological Analysis of the Global Supply Chain” at the Manhattan College Labor Studies Conference Slavery No More: Breaking the Supply Chains of Human Slavery. His recent article “Washington’s ‘Divide and Conquer’ Free Trade Agenda” (co-authored with Ximena de la Barra) appears in the journal NACLA Report on the Americas.

Jennifer Edwards, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Manhattan College, was awarded the 2015 William Koren, Jr. Prize for her article “My Sister for Abbess: 15th-Century Power Disputes over the Abbey of Sainte-Croix, Poitiers,” which was published in the Journal of Medieval History in 2014.

Thom Gencarelli, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Communication department, was quoted in The New York Times in an article discussing the role of the boomer generation in film. Read the article

Mary Kate Kelly '15, a psychology major, was among 12 Catholic college representatives who attended the first Catholic college fair within the Archdiocese of New York.

Claire Nolte, Ph.D., professor of history, presented the paper, “Praga/Prag/Praha:  Redefining Identity in an Era of Modern Cities” on April 20 at the colloquium of the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena, Germany.
Michele Saracino, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, had her 2012 book, Clothing: Christian Explorations of Daily Living recently published in Chinese. The book examines the spiritual and emotional anxiety negotiated through adornment practices.

School of Business

Kelly Douglas ’15, a management major, and Grace Hoffman ’15, an accounting major, each received the Joseph J. Gunn Alumni Medal on May 14 at the Spring Honors Convocation. The Joseph J. Gunn Alumni Medal is one of the College’s highest undergraduate student honors.

School of Education and Health

Tedd Keating, Ph.D., associate professor of kinesiology, was quoted as an expert source in a recent Men’s Journal article, repurposed on the Yahoo! Health website.

School of Engineering

Shabaz Ali ’16, a chemical engineering major, presented New Polymer-Based Recyclable Catalyst for the Benzoin Condensation Reaction at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at Queensborough Community College on May 9.

The ACI Foundation, a non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), will award Daniel Hussey ’15, a civil engineering master’s student starting in fall 2015, with one of seven scholarships working in concrete research.

Sina Shahbazmohamadi, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was featured on NPR on May 2.

Jessica Wilson, Ph.D., assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was part of a recent article publication in the May 2015 volume of the Journal of Environmental Management. Wilson and co-authors from Carnegie Mellon University, published their article, “The effect of sampling strategies on assessment of water quality criteria attainment” published.

School of Science

Douglas Huntington ’18 received the Student Achievement Award as the School of Science’s outstanding freshman chemistry major, sponsored by the Westchester Chemical Society. He received the award on April 30 at the Westchester Chemical Society’s Distinguished Scientist Awards ceremony at Pace University.

Anthony Masi ’15 was selected as the second annual Computer Science Award winner. The award is presented annually to a computer science major for their curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular excellence in the Department of Computer Science at Manhattan College.

Computer science major Anthony Masi ’15 and Ankur Agrawal, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science, collaborated on a research project in 2014 and their work was recently published in the International Journal of Advanced Computer Science in Applications (IJACSA). “Developing a search algorithm and a visualization tool for SNOMED CT” was published in the May 2015 edition. Read the paper

Cindy Munguia ’15, a double biochemistry and Spanish major, was recognized by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry as the School of Science’s outstanding senior organic chemistry student.

On April 29, computer science majors Tylor Borgeson ’16, Blerim Cobaj ’15, Tim Gilmore ’15, Anthony Masi ’15, Andre Oliveira ’15 and Tyler White ’15 were inducted into Tau Sigma Kappa, the computer science honor society at Manhattan College.

The following School of Science students presented their research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at Queensborough Community College on May 9:

Annie Chen ’16, a biology major, Trash to Treasure: Coffee Waste to Biodiesel
Marybeth Dooley ’15, a chemistry major, Alkaline Earth Metal Oxides as Catalysts in Biodiesel Production
Sisi Hu ’15, a biochemistry major, Quenching of [Ru(BPY)3]2+ Emission by Binding to Ag Nanoparticles
Anet Kashoa ’15, a biochemistry major, The Formation of 1D Catalysts for Transesterification of Biodiesel
Paulo Markaj ’16, a biochemistry major, Remediation of Water Containing Chromium (VI) with Insoluble Vitamin C DerivativesLai King Jessica Mo Ng ’16, a biochemistry major, A Practical Synthesis of 4-(4’-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-Butanone (Raspberry Ketone)
Kimsy Tor '15, a mathematics major with a minor in computer science, received the The Donald J. Carty Valedictory Medal on May 14 at the Spring Honors Convocation.

Helene Tyler, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, spoke at the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society induction ceremony at Fordham University on May 7. She discussed Stepping onto the Pitch: A Pure Mathematician's Foray into Applied Research with Undergraduates and chronicles her work with students, which analyzes the passing networks of the Manhattan College women’s soccer team.

Posted on May 20, 2015

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JUPDATE: Young, J. Bret [MC1982] id-ed by Mike and Warren


JNEWS: Young, J. Bret [MC1982] Managing Director, INTECH Investment


NTECH Adds Two Institutional Sales Professionals

{Extraneous Deleted} J. Bret Young Hired as Managing Director, Business Development, to Continue Expanding Business Opportunities

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Young, J. Bret [MC????]

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Reporter : Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942)
Time: May 25, 2015 at 12:12 am

What did you find?: My 2009 edition of the Alumni Directory indicates that J. Bret Young, newly-hired Managing Director for Business Development for INTECH is a member of Manhattan's Class of 1982.

[JR: Thanks, Warren. Much appreciated.]

Young, J. Bret [MC1982]

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2015-May-24 6:04 PM

Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JLINKEDIN: Dominguez, Yocauri [MC2014] searching for Health-related



Dominguez, Yocauri [MC2014]

Manhattan College Graduate searching for Biology or Health-related Research/Laboratory/Community Improvement experience

New York, New York


Hardworking, responsible, caring, willing to help others, determined, organized, willing to make a difference in the lives of others. My goal is to acquire a career centered on improving other's lives and at the same time integrating my Biology-related knowledge. Health and better standard of leaving are my main goals. On the long term I would like to create a health-related cause non-profit organization.

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JLINKEDIN: Mayotte, Mark [MC2012] new job Staff Engineer at IBM


Mark has a new job!
Staff Engineer at IBM

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Mayotte, Mark [MC2012]
Staff Engineer at IBM
Ridgewood, New York
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

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MFOUND: Alma Mater is for rent?



[JR: Rent Alma Mater for an event?]

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MFOUND: Quigley, John [MCattendee] has a fascinating story



News: Tampa Bay two-time POW in WWII remembers his war

5215th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

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TAMPA, Fla. - ORAN, Algeria, Nov. 8, 1942, Operation Torch: “They blew holes in the ship ... I saw a shell hit a wall and tore some gears out. They even blew the turret off our boat,” said Pfc. John Quigley as he described his participation in the doomed allied landing attempt at Oran harbor.

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He was from the Bronx. Quigley was born in 1919 in the Harlem section of New York.

By 1936, Quigley’s physical prowess soon made him an aspiring Olympic track star. Training with an Olympian, he entered Manhattan College in 1939 and joined the track team. He trained with some of the best athletes of his day. He was twice voted Most Valuable Player of the Senior Met AAU Championships. Quigley’s best track time was the quarter mile in 47.20 seconds, a track record not broken until 1954. Hoping to go onto the Olympics, Quigley ran track until war broke out. His accomplishments were put on hold, he was drafted in 1941 and he did not resume running until seven years later.

Drafted and sent to Camp Dix in New Jersey for basic training, Quigley was assigned to the First Armored Division. He spent six months training in the U.S., England and Scotland, and then shipped out for the invasion of North Africa.

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[JR: Read this story and wonder what might have been.] 

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Quigley, John [MCattendee]

[JR: He should be an Honoree and / or the AHoF!] 

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JOBIT: Burbridge, Dennis [MC1958 RIP] on 2015-May-24



Obituary |  Condolences

Dennis Burbridge Army veteran, of Cranford, 78 passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Haven Hospice.

Friends are invited to visit from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Ave. West in Cranford, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Saint Michael's Church, Cranford. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, N.J.

Mr. Burbridge lived in the Bronx for many years before moving to Cranford 43 years ago. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Burbridge worked as a bartender for John McGillian in the Bronx. A graduate of Manhattan College, he had been a track star at Mount St. Michael High School in the Bronx.

Surviving are his wife, Rosemary; son, Dennis Jr.; two stepsons, John and Joe Touris; six granddaughters; a grandson, and a great-grandson.

Published in Star-Ledger on May 26, 2015


Burbridge, Dennis [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Dennis is a member of the Class of 1958.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.

Burbridge, Dennis [MC1958 RIP]

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

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JNEWS: Rice, Patrick [MC1981] Deacon, preparing for the priesthood



Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany ordains four new deacons


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ALBANY >> Close to 300 clergy, religious, family, friends and well-wishers attended the ordination of four men as the newest deacons of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.

Three of four men ordained as deacons are preparing to eventually become priests of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. For the three of the four, now in their fifties, this religious life represents a second career.

This ceremony, celebrated by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, was held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany. In his homily, Bishop Scharfenberger said those committed in this way to Jesus Christ are “putting ourselves in the Lord’s hands as servants.”

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The two men who have decided later in life to become priests include: Patrick Rice, of Loudonville who has been surrounded by deeply religious family members for most of his life. After 27 years in the commercial tire business he left to prepare for the priesthood.

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Rice was born in Teaneck, N.J., and lived in River Edge, N.J., for most of his childhood. He is one of eight children born to Mary and Joseph Rice. His mom, now 91 lives in River Edge. His father died in 1991. His family includes brothers and sisters-in-law Greg and Carol Rice of Philadelphia, Michael and Kimberly Rice of River Edge, and John and Laquisa Rice of San Diego. He has four sisters: Kam of Teaneck, N.J.; Kathryn of Santa Fe, N.M., Maureen, and her husband, Greg, of River Edge, and Mary Jane, who became a member of Opus Dei at 18 years old, took vows, never married and has dedicated her life to Christ.

Rice, whose home parish is St. Pius X in Loudonville, is a graduate of Manhattan College.

He credits his parents as being influential regarding following a faith-filled life. His father was a permanent deacon in the parish where he grew up in New Jersey. As for his own decision to study for the priesthood, he said, “I just felt there was something missing in my life and realized when I entered the church doors I felt a sense of peace come over me and felt that was what was missing and knew then that I was being called.”

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Rice, Patrick [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Patrick is a member of the Class of 1981.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Rice, Patrick [MC1981]

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

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


Good Morning All,

I have just received a prayer request from Joaquin Pradas. We are asked to pray for Joaquin's Nephew's Daughter. This precious little girl is only 5 weeks old and was born wirh a defective heart. Olivia Aryn Pradas will be undergoing a very serious 6 hour operation on Wednesday, 5/27/15. Though the prognosis is good, it is a very serious operation and we need to raise the volume for Little Olivia and her parents. Joaquin and his Family thank each of you for your "Valuable Prayers."

I ask for your continued prayers for our Niece, Heather. Heather and her Mom, flew up from Virginia last week to Sloan Kettering in NY. Heather has been told that Chemo will not be effective against her Cancer. Effectively, there is nothing that can be done due to the amount/degree of Cancer in this young woman's body. As Joann, Heather's Mom, has said, " you cannot imagine the heartache we are feeling." Please keep the volume up as we continue to pray for the best. Please keep Heather's Husband and their two young children in your prayers as well.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JHQ: McShane, Megan [MC2013] May’s LV of the Month


FROM Alma Mater’s FACEBOOK feed

Our very own Megan McShane ’13 is May’s LV of the Month! Megan currently serves at De La...

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May 2015: Megan McShane

Service Site: De La Salle Middle School at St. Matthews in St. Louis, MO.

College: Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

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What do you do?

I teach 5th, 6th, and 7th graders in Language Arts, Social Studies, and Religion, and I tutor students in Accelerated Math.

Why did you choose to become a Lasallian Volunteer?

I developed a passion for education during my undergraduate days at Manhattan College and sought to find a program where I could work with students, pushing them to reach their full potential. I specifically wanted to work with inner-city kids, and I wanted to be involved in a faith-based program. Lasallian Volunteers felt like the perfect fit for me. Now that I am finishing my second year of service, I feel like I was always meant to work towards the Lasallian mission. This program has challenged me in ways I never expected; it has pushed me to be my best self, and it has introduced me to some phenomenal kids and educators.

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McShane, Megan [MC2013]

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


Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney has asked for our prayers for their Daughter and Fellow Jasper, Teri '81. Teri suffered a TIA, has been released from hospital after a series of tests that showed no permanent damage. We pray that the MDs are able to discover the cause and advise as to what may be done to avoid future problems. Please keep Teri and her Family in your prayers.

Mike also asks for our prayers for Marie who is suffering with Leukemia and has developed a serious infection as well. Please keep Marie and her Family in your prayers as we pray that the MDs are able to get the infection under control and concentrate on the Leukemia.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JNEWS: Sherman, Jordan [MC????] New Hire Design Engineer at M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying



 People » People on the Move
Jordan Sherman New Hire May 27, 2015

Jordan Sherman
Design Engineer at M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.

Mr. Sherman’s areas of expertise include site planning, site surveying, wastewater collection, treatment and disposal, stormwater management and drainage improvements. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College.

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Sherman, Jordan [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Jordan.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JHQ: Reunion Weekend deadline extended to 5/29/15


There’s still time to register for Reunion Weekend, Jaspers! The deadline has been extended to this Friday, May 29.

Reunion Weekend Reunion Weekend 2015 Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 7, 2015

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[JR: But you have to act quickly.] 

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JFACEBOOK: DeLillo, Nick [MC1995] objects to NY POST calling Alma Mater "humble"


Nick DeLillo
8 mins

Ok. I get it. It's the NY Post. Regardless, the article reports that alumni from Bronx schools such as “Humble” Manhattan College and SUNY Maritime in Throggs Neck typically experience better earning power compared to Ivy Leaguers. You go ahead and keep bragging about your "superior" school while I pay for lunch.


Bronx grads make more money than Ivy Leaguers
By Melkorka Licea and Laura Italiano
May 28, 2015 | 1:41am

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Humble Manhattan College in Riverdale and unassuming SUNY Maritime College in Throggs Neck surpass all eight Ivy League schools at catapulting students toward financial success, according to numbers-crunchers at the Brookings Institution.

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[JR: Laugh!] 

DeLillo, Nick [MC1995]

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JLINKEDIN: Ostrov, Jake [MC2011] Senior Representative, New York Life Insurance



Ostrov, Jake [MC2011]
Senior Representative, Retained Asset Accounts at New York Life Insurance Company
Greater New York City Area   
Financial Services

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MFOUND: Predmore, Carolyn (MCfaculty) quoted extensively



Predmore, Carolyn (MCfaculty)

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JOBIT: Buckley, Walter William [MC1954 RIP] on 2015-May-23



Walter William Buckley

Walter William Buckley, 82, died on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

He has been a resident at the New York State Veterans Home at Montrose. Walter grew up in Astoria, Queens and graduated from De LaSalle High School in Manhattan and Manhattan College. He received his Master's Degree from NYU.

Walter served in the US Army Intelligence Unit in Germany at the time of the Korean War.

He spent his working career at National Distillers Products Company, D'Arcy Advertising Agency and BBDO.

On August 24, 1963, Walter married Madeline Corrado at St. Patrick's Cathedral. They moved to Ardsley and raised their family. Before living at the Veterans Home, Walter lived in Irvington. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his love of family and his sense of humor.

Walter is survived by his wife Madeline, daughters Jennifer (Carlos) O'Connell and Christina (Albert) Silverman and grandchildren Emily and Erin O'Connell and Jack and Ben Silverman.

Mass of the Resurrection Monday 10am Church of the Immaculate Conception, Irvington. Visiting 2-4 and 7-9pm Sunday Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home. Interment will be private.

Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, Inc.
64 Ashford Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(800) 564-3330

Published in the The Journal News on May 29, 2015


Buckley, Walter William [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/walter-william-buckley-condolences/174957902?cid=full#sthash.IzZZOg33.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Walter is a member of the Class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Buckley, Walter William [MC1954 RIP]

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

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


Good Morning All,

Aileen Farrelly, a good friend to many of us, long standing member of the Alumni Board and Assistant Dean Of The School Of Business, asks for our prayers for her Daughter, Clare. Young Clare will be in Hospital at least until Monday. Clare is receiving Immunotherapy for a Nerve issue she has been having. Please raise your voices as we pray that there will be no side effects or reactions. We pray for a speedy recovery and return home. We pray for Aileen and her Family as well. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JHQ: Seven Seniors take the road less traveled



Seven Seniors to Take on Positions of Service and Faith after Graduation

Six students to take on year-long volunteer positions; one to enter Catholic seminary.

After graduating on May 17, seven recent Manhattan College graduates will embark on new service positions in a variety of roles. Three will join Lasallian Volunteers across the United States and other individuals will join Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Americorps, the Ameson Foundation and the Cathedral Seminary.

“While all of our students are going on to do great things after Manhattan College,” Lois Harr, director of Campus Ministry and Social Action said, “these seven students are taking a bigger leap to directly serve others. They have incorporated the Lasallian heritage and mission of the College to work toward the greater good.”

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Savio Paul (Yonkers, N.Y.), a chemical engineering major, will enter Cathedral Seminary where he will begin studies for the priesthood. A member of Manhattan’s track and field team, Paul was a mainstay on the MAAC All-Academic team throughout his career.

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

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JFOUND: Ortega, Ray [MC????] Edenton Steamers Baseball



Ray Ortega
May 27th, 2015
College: Manhattan College
Edenton Year: 2012
Pro Entry: Frontier Greys 2014
Current Roster: Frontier Greys / Frontier League

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Ortega, Ray [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Ray. Possibly a recent grad.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Cardona, John Charles Jr. [MC1977] President Dreyfus International Funds



John Charles Cardona Jr.
President and Director, Dreyfus International Funds, Inc. - Dreyfus Emerging Markets

Mr. John Charles Cardona, Jr., also known as Charlie, is the Chief Executive Officer at BNY Mellon Cash Investment Strategies (CIS). Mr. Cardona serves as the President and Director of The Dreyfus Corporation. He is responsible for oversight of various short duration fixed income activities at Dreyfus Corporation, including investment management, distribution, and client service. He serves as the President and a Director of various funds in the fund complex of Dreyfus Funds.

Mr. Cardona previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Dreyfus Corporation. He is also the President of the Institutional Services Division at Dreyfus Corporation's broker-dealer subsidiary. Mr. Cardona joined the division in 1985, with management responsibility for all institutional operations and client service units.

Previously, he served as an Assistant Director of Sales and Services at the Retail Division of Dreyfus Corporation. Mr. Cardona had joined the division in 1981. Before that, he spent three years as an Account Manager at Bradford Trust Co. In this role, Mr. Cardona was responsible for providing syndicate credit for municipal bond underwritings.

He serves as a Director of MBSC Securities Corporation and BNY Mellon Liquidity Funds. Mr. Cardona previously served as a Director of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation.

He graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

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Cardona, John Charles Jr. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John (Charlie) is a member of the Class of 1977.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cardona, John Charles Jr. [MC1977]

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MFOUND: An unknown Attendee McKeever



A most basic question I never thought to ask my father
Posted on October 8, 2013 by Jim McKeever

2015 May 28 momdadwedding

My mom and dad on their wedding day.

I was sharing some family history to a dear friend of mine, telling her how my dad had been forced to drop out of college after his father died.

“What was he going to study?” she asked.

I didn’t know. And realizing I didn’t know what my own father had hoped to do with his life has been bugging me ever since.

Growing up, all I knew was that he dropped out of Manhattan College after one year because his father had died after complications from prostate surgery. My dad moved back home to work and to help provide for his mother.

(I also remember hearing that his first job paid $5 a week. Yes, a week.)

He later served in the Army during World War II; I remember stories of him guarding German prisoners of war. He then went to work for the U.S. Postal Service, married my mom and raised a family.

Those were the essential elements of my dad’s narrative, the Reader’s Digest version of his life I carried around in my head like a handy reference guide.

It wasn’t until my friend asked me about my dad’s plans that I realized there’s probably a lot I don’t know about him. At first I was embarrassed, a little ashamed that I had no idea what his hopes and dreams were.

Maybe, like so many 19-year-olds, he had no clue and was just trying to figure things out. I had plenty of years to ask him that question, but didn’t — I was too busy with my own plans, hopes and dreams, and the tedium of everyday life. My dad died 13 years ago.

So there’s a nagging empty feeling in that spot where I carry his memory with me. Live and learn, I guess, although sometimes too late.

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JFOUND: Ross, Christopher J. [MC1975] SVP Ops Novatel Wireless



Chris Ross, Senior Vice President of Operations Novatel Wireless

Christopher J. Ross has served as our Vice President of Operations since July 2005 and our Senior Vice President of Operations since August 2007.

From 1999 to July 2005, Mr. Ross was Vice President of Operations at Ericsson Wireless Communications where he was responsible for world-wide supply of wireless telecommunications infrastructure based on CDMA radio access technology.

From 1994 to 1999, he was Vice President, Manufacturing at QUALCOMM where he was an operations executive.

Prior to joining QUALCOMM, he was Vice President of Manufacturing at Spectragraphics where he founded the company’s contract manufacturing subsidiary (SMS Technologies) and also served as its General Manager.

Mr. Ross holds both Bachelor and Master of Electrical Engineering degrees from Manhattan College.

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Ross, Christopher J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Christopher is a member of the Class of 1975.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ross, Christopher J. [MC1975]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) updates on Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957)


Good Morning All,

Key West Lou, who has been in our prayers, tells us that he is " close to the end of the healing process. " His pain is gone and that is a good thing. Thank you for your prayers. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Marie and her family


Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney has informed us that his friend Marie for whom we have been praying passed away. The infection she was struggling with could not be contained. We pray for the repose of her soul and we pray for her Family that they find peace in knowing that their loved one is at peace in God's Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Chasin, Brian (MC2012) new job Equity Trader at FNY Capital


Brian has a new job!
Equity Trader at FNY Capital Management

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Chasin, Brian (MC2012)
Equity Trader at FNY Capital Management
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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ENDNOTE: Risk of developing dementia lowered by 30% by "magic"


Agostinho, Marcos [MC1996] shared this link:


Doctors urged to promote exercise
By Press Association
Published: 19:10 EST, 12 February 2015 | Updated: 19:10 EST, 12 February 2015

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Billions of pounds spent on the NHS could be saved if people did 30 minutes of physical activity five times a week, the report said.

The risk of breast cancer could be reduced by as much as 25%, while the chances of getting bowel cancer could be lowered by as much as 45%.

Heart disease could be cut by 40%, while the risk of developing dementia could be lowered by 30%, the same percentage as stroke.

The report followed analysis of more than 200 separate pieces of research, including studies that found that 80% of obese patients had never discussed their weight with their GP and that twice as many deaths were due to inactivity than were due to obesity on its own.

It is estimated that half the population do not do enough exercise, while less than a third of the over-65s do so.

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Thanks to our fellow Jasper for catching this piece of “cheap” advise.

The poor man’s gym — go for a walk.

That reduced risk of dementia is for me. The only thing I have going for me is my "charm"! :-)

Seriously, I bought a fitbit so that my niece-in-law wouldn’t be at the bottom of her “friends” list of step counts. I don’t mind being the “designated loser” for a good cause.

So first day out, in a fit of typical fat old white guy Jasper injineer, I say to myself: “what’s so hard about the walking <synonym for excrement> anyway”. The device comes set at a daily goal of 10k steps. (Notice that is NOT 10k in kilometers, but 10k in steps — however long or short your step is.) “Piece of cake”!

Not so much.

After walking a mile per day in the company garage at lunch time when I was working, did NOT seem like much.

I did 10k but strained my knee. Then next day I tripped and fell.

Time to reconsider that plan.

So, I dialed back the goal from 10k to 4k. And, started slower.

After two weeks, I can report that both the Fitbit, the iPhone app Human, and the iPhone app Moves can’t agree on exactly what I am accomplishing. But, I know it’s somewhere in there.

Another week of 4k and I’ll raise it to 5k.

Why am I making this an endnote and why should you really care, I don’t know. But it seemed like good advice and, before I tried it, I’d have sluffed it off as “are u talkin 2 me?”

Anyway, hope it helps.

Thanks to Jasper Marcos

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