JASPER JOTTINGS Week 28 - 2015 Jul 12    

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



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POSITRACTION: Kids volunteer to keep an old lady out of legal trouble



Kids Volunteer to Mow a Stranger’s Field to Keep Her Out of Trouble
by Good News Network - June 11, 2015

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Four brothers loaded up their mowers to help a stranger after hearing about an elderly woman who was in trouble with the law because her grass was too high.

It was a sweltering hot Texas day, but that didn’t deter the four Reynolds boys from pushing mowers through waist high grass over more than an acre of property she owns in Riesel.

“We haven’t met her yet but she’s 75 years old and she needs some help mowing,” Blaine Reynolds told KWTX News. “That’s the least we could do.”

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I could make an ENDNOTE out of the stupidity of the law. But that aside, these young men are impressive.

What role did their parents have in this idea?

If they truly did it all on their own, then they deserve even more praise.

They fit my definition of “warrior”.

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Please pick a warrior, one who, like the Indian brave, will not eat, until every widow and orphan in his tribe has had their fill. Judge the man you are about to pick on his deeds. Choose the man, who acts in your benefit and that of others, rather than his own. 

--- heroic character "Marie" in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 220

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I hope that more young people can follow this example and then they can restore America to its ideal.

I also hope she demands a jury trial. I’d like to be on that jury.

And, the politicians and bureaucrats who passed that law and | or involved with her prosecution, should all be recalled and | or fired, for extreme stupidity.

Maybe they should have been out mowing?


Any way, well done to the young “warriors”. Hope I can live up to their example.

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COMMENT: Costello, Donald (MC1954) like my disagreement


“ENDNOTE: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) disagrees with Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)”

Costello, Donald (MC1954) | July 4, 2015 at 6:54 pm | | Edit

John: You are absolutely right!

[JR: Thanks. Now have redeemed myself from the doghouse about “drugs and portugal”?]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: This week my using MC screwed up


JASPER JOTTINGS Week 27 - 2015 Jul 05 (via MAILCHIMP service)

[JR: Misfire. I don’t know exactly happened so I had to send out try #2. Guess everything has its issues. Yahoo took a half hour to ask for permission to send it out. Argh! ]

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[JR: Try #2 is correct. Argh! Operator error?]

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JOBIT: Sullivan, Sr. Marcella Anne [MC1954 RIP] on 2015-Jul-03



Posted Jul. 5, 2015 at 2:00 AM   

June 24, 1927 - July 3, 2015

    Formerly of New Windsor, NY

    Sr. Marcella Anne Sullivan (Sr. Mary William Joseph) of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, entered into rest on Friday, July 3, 2015 at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, NY. She was 88. Daughter of the late William and Sadie (Powers) Sullivan, she was born June 24, 1927 in the Bronx.

    Sr. Marcella entered Religious Life on September 8, 1946 at Mount St. Joseph in New Windsor. She made First Vows on April 21, 1949 and Final Vows on April 21, 1952. She was a graduate of Aquinas High School, Manhattan College where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in 1954, St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing as an LPN, Madonna University in Livonia, MI earning her Bachelor's Degree in Gerontology, received Clinical Pastoral Education at Abington Memorial Hospital in PA, and was a Certified Chaplain through the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.

    Sr. Marcella was an Elementary Teacher from 1949-1964 for Holy Rosary in Bronx, NY, St. Lucy's Elementary in Houma, LA, and St. Raphael School in Long Island City. She served as Infirmary Administrator for Mount St. Joseph from 1965-1981, was the Director of Home Health Care for St. Frances of Rome Church in Bronx, NY, served as Staff Chaplain for Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in Bronx, NY, was the Chaplain and Director of Pastoral Care for Frances Schervier Home, and Infirmary Supervisor for Mount St. Joseph in New Windsor from 1994-2000. She also served as P/T Activity Leader at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick, NY.

    She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Kathleen Sullivan, as well as nieces and nephews.

    A wake will be held from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6th at Mount St. Joseph Chapel, 64 Presentation Way, New Windsor, NY, with a prayer service at 6 p.m. A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7th at Mount St. Joseph Chapel in New Windsor, with burial following in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery, New Windsor.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Sisters of the Presentation, 84 Presentation Way, New Windsor, NY 12553.

    Arrangements under the care of Brooks Funeral Home. To send a personal condolence, please visit www.Brooksfh.com or call 845-561-8300.


Sullivan, Sr. Marcella Anne [MC1954 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.brooksfh.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1621520#

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

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Good Evening All,

I have just received some very sad news from Nancy Maksomski (and coincidently from Jasper Jottings.) Sister Marcella was a long time friend of Nancy and the Maksomski Family and has been in our prayers for some time. Nancy had a wonderful visit with Sister Marcella in January. At that time she was not showing the extreme signs of her illness so it was a joyous visit albeit the last time Nancy would see her very dear friend. Sr. Marcella was a very caring, dedicated and accomplished Servent of her Lord. Please keep Sr. Marcella, Nancy and the Maksomski Family, Sr. Marcella's Family and Community in your prayers as this exceptional member of her Community is mourned by so many. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
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MFOUND: Aug. 21, 1971 at Gaelic Park



Grateful Dead Memories: My Long, Strange Trip
Steve Bloom
July 4, 2015

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For me, it all started on Aug. 21, 1971 at Gaelic Park in my home borough of the Bronx, NY. For one brief summer the Irish football stadium in the shadow of Manhattan College was turned into a concert venue. I grew up in Riverdale, a short walk "down the hill" to Gaelic Park. I don't remember much about the show, but based on the set list, it was a pretty good one, especially the second set which opened with "China Cat Sunflower/I Know You Rider" and continued with "Truckin'," "The Other One," "St. Stephen" and a "Not Fade Away" finale. That'll hook you for life.

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[JR: I was in the USAF by that time.] 

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MFOUND: Salm, Br. C. Luke [MCfaculty RIP] quoted at De La Salle U



Chancellor’s inaugural speech
MST Business Jul. 05, 2015 at 10:30pm
by  Dr. Gerardo Janairo

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I come before you today, humbled yet ready, to be entrusted with the important task of leading our great university as its fifth Chancellor. It is a daunting task, as we face the uncertainties of the K to 12 transition and the opportunities provided by the Asean integration. As we prepare to meet these challenges head-on, it is but important to take stock from the wellspring of Catholic and Lasallian tradition from which we draw our strength as a university.

Be present to young people

As the late Br. Luke Salm of Manhattan College explained, “it was well known that the Christian Schools of De La Salle and his Brothers provided a quality education . . . But the Founder also wanted his schools to have a distinctive quality derived from the Christian tradition and centered on the person and message of Jesus Christ. For that reason, no school, not even an institution of higher learning, could claim to inherit the Lasallian tradition if it were to neglect the religious development of its maturing students. In France, even today, the word Christian means Roman Catholic . . .  [Lasallian institutions] now attract an increasing number of students of other faiths, or no faith at all. There is reason to hope that the tradition of the Christian schools can still propose ultimate human, ethical, and religious values to our students of whatever religious persuasion.” As Pope Francis extolled us during his recent papal visit, “Be present to young people who may be confused and despondent, yet continue to see the Church as their friend on the journey and a source of hope.”

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Salm, Br. C. Luke [MCfaculty RIP]

Dr. Gerardo Janairo was inaugurated as the 5th Chancellor of De La Salle University on June 30, 2015.

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JNEWS: Babka, Jeff [MC1981] CFO NOMi



July 01, 2015 09:00 ET
NOMi Hires Jeff Babka as Chief Financial Officer, Announces Shipment of 140,000th SensorFinancial Veteran Joins World-Class Executive Team to Support Unprecedented Growth

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2015) - Nomi, the world's leading in-store marketing and analytics provider, today announced the hiring of Jeff Babka as Chief Financial Officer to bolster its executive team. After completing a merger late last year to create the largest player in retail analytics, Nomi also announced the shipment of its 140,000th sensor, which caps a stellar year of growth.

Babka comes to Nomi most recently from Applied Predictive Technologies (APT), the world's largest cloud-based predictive analytics company which just sold to MasterCard for $600M, where he was CFO since February 2014.

Prior to APT, Jeff served as CFO at Vibrant Media, Sophos and Neustar, where he lead Neustar's efforts in support of its $700M IPO as well as its $700M follow-on offering.

Overall, Jeff has 40 years of experience in financial and operational management of public/private companies with a specific focus in the technology, software and telecommunications sectors. Jeff is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Dayton and obtained his MBA from Manhattan College.

"We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the Nomi team," said Steve Jeffery, CEO of Nomi. "His exceptional track record in leading a highly successful IPO on the NYSE and the sale of private companies in both the US and UK, combined with his extensive financial and operational experience in international expansion and M&A, makes him a powerful addition to the Nomi executive team."

"I am extremely excited about where Nomi and the overall in-store data analytics industry is headed," said Babka. "Nomi's success in the marketplace, as evidenced by having shipped over 140,000 sensors that have been installed by some of the most well-run companies globally, has established a strong foundation for driving additional growth from both products and software subscriptions."

About Nomi

With 140,000 sensors deployed worldwide across 1000+ customers and 55 global partners, Nomi is the market leader in retail store analytics. By combining best-in-class sensor hardware with a comprehensive software suite, Nomi helps businesses deliver the best possible in-store experience by maximizing efficiency across operations, marketing, mobile and loss prevention. Nomi has 125 employees with offices in Atlanta, New York City, London, Shanghai, Berlin and Singapore. For more information, visit: http://www.nomi.com/

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Babka, Jeff [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Jeff received his Masters in 1981.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Babka, Jeff [MC1981]

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JTWITTER: Belmonte, Peter T. [MC1991] Partner at ERM


Peter Belmonte

Sr. Partner, ERM @erminsight - Power Lead, EHS Professional Serving the Power and Oil & Gas Industries, Manhattan College Grad, Father and JWMI student

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Belmonte, Peter T. [MC1991]
Partner at ERM
Houston, Texas Area   
Environmental Services


Mr. Belmonte is a versatile, goal-oriented EHS Professional with over 23 years of experience across multiple areas of highly-regulated industries, especially in power generation. Mr. Belmonte is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York. Mr. Belmonte has conducted auditing, risk assessments and due diligence of numerous power assets throughout the U.S. and has permitted well over 7000 MW of power generation projects in the state of Texas, permitted several hundred power plant pollution control projects throughout the US, started up/commissioned SUEZ’s TRAC-10 projects and performed construction management of numerous pollution control projects at power facilities.

Mr. Belmonte has successfully completed the development of compliance programs and projects; and has exceptional ability to build and supervise management and professional teams across large geographical areas. His environmental strengths are in providing capital project support, PSD/NSR/NNSR permitting, ERC/MECT allowance support, compliance related issues, fatal flaw analysis, due diligence, plant expansion and simple/combined-cycle operations and permitting, Title V permit applications, BACT& MACT analyses and LAER evaluation, emission estimates, dispersion modeling, regulatory negotiations, dealing with stakeholders and property owners, performing engineering and permitting studies, and various other environmental issues related to the development of various types of power projects.

• Vision & Leadership
• Strategy Development
• Due Diligence/Fatal Flaw Analyses
• Siting / Permitting / Regulatory Compliance
• Project / Construction Management
• Strategic Alliances
• Carbon Capture & Sequestration
• Program Implementation
• Client Management
• Business Development

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MTWITTER: Lois Harr‏ (MCstaff) Fair Trade gear


Lois Harr‏@loisharr

2015 Jul 06 harr tweet

Now on sale @ManhattanBooks @ManhattanEdu! Fair Trade gear! @FairTradeMC @CRSFairtrade @CRSUniversity @MC_CMSA

JHQ: Jaspers Abroad blog



Jaspers Abroad: Summer Study Abroad Students Blog About Their Trips

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JHQ: Alma Mater takes the "King's stolen money"



College Receives NSF Grant to Support Summer Forum on Environmental Resource Recovery
Manhattan College, along with the Water Environment Federation and the Water Environment Research Foundation, will host the forum from Aug. 9-11.

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[JR: Sad fact of life. But then he who has the gold makes the rules. Terrible!] 

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JNEWS: Babka, Jeff [MC1981] BoD Integral Technologies



Press Release
Integral Technologies Adds Jeffrey A. Babka to Its Board of Directors and Chairman of Audit Committee
Published: July 7, 2015 6:52 a.m. ET

BELLINGHAM, Wash., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Integral Technologies, Inc. (otc-bb:ITKG) ("Integral"), an emerging light-weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp., announce the addition of Jeffrey A. Babka to its Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee. Babka currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of NOMi Corporation, an in-store analytics provider. Prior to his position at NOMi, Babka served as Chief Financial Officer of Applied Predictive Technologies, a cloud-based predictive analytics company, which was acquired by MasterCard Inc. in May 2015.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Jeff as an independent member to Integral Technologies' Board of Directors," said Doug Bathauer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Integral Technologies. "Jeff's financial and industry expertise and experience make him the ideal person for Integral as both a board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee. We look forward to Jeff's contributions as we execute on our strategy of becoming the industry's light-weighting leader."

Babka has over forty years of experience in financial and operational management of public and private companies, with a specific focus in the technology, software and telecommunications sectors.

From 2010 through 2014, Babka was CFO of Vibrant Media, a world leader in contextual technology aligning billions of words across the Internet with relevant video, information, tools, and advertising. In 2009 and 2010, Babka was CFO of Sophos, a global IT Security company based in the UK. In June, 2010, Sophos was acquired by Apax Partners. From 2004 to 2009, Babka was Senior Vice President and CFO of NeuStar, Inc., where he led NeuStar's efforts in support of its $700 million Initial Public Offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange in July 2005. NeuStar was awarded "2005 IPO of the Year" by International Financing Review and Renaissance Capital.

Babka started his career in 1973 in public accounting and early in his career, spent over 17 years in finance and operational positions with AT&T and its subsidiaries. Babka is a Magna cum Laude graduate of the University of Dayton, and obtained his MBA with honors from Manhattan College. He is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program, and obtained CPA certification in Ohio in 1974.

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JOBIT: Thomann, John [MC1987 RIP] on 2015-Jul-04




THOMANN--John, died on July 4, 2015.

The people of Turner Construction Company are deeply saddened at the loss of their colleague John Thomann. John, a leader in the construction industry in New York, served as vice president and general manager of Turner's Interiors group in New York for the past ten years.

John, who was diagnosed with cancer six years ago, is survived by his wife, Kathleen, daughter Jacqueline and son James.

Upon graduation from Manhattan College in 1987, John joined Turner Construction Company in New York. Among his leadership roles at the company were as Superintendent, Purchasing Manager and Project Executive. Under his leadership, the New York Interiors group has long been recognized as one of the leading interiors contractors in New York.

A native of Queens, he had a positive impact across New York City as he led the delivery of services to clients in the commercial office, retail, hospitality, sports and entertainment, education, and government sectors.

John also made a difference through his leadership and support of community and industry organizations. John received the Victory Award for outstanding commitment to charitable giving from the Saint Dominic's Home, the Francis Award from the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters for his outstanding charitable works, and the Progress of Peoples Achievement Award from Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens for outstanding leadership and commitment to creating secure homes in a caring community for low-income seniors and families, the disabled and formerly homeless.

John's friendship, leadership, service and mentorship will be missed by all that knew him.

Visitation will be held at Connell Funeral Home at 934 New York Ave. in Huntington Station, NY on Wednesday July 8 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00. Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth's Church at 175 Wolf Hill Road in Melville, NY on Thursday at 9:30.

All of us at Turner

Funeral Home
M.A. Connell Funeral Home
934 New York Ave
Huntington Station, NY 11746
(631) 427-1123

Published in The New York Times on July 7, 2015-


Thomann, John [MC1987 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/john-thomann-condolences/175231966?cid=full

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

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MVIDEO: Alma Mater "Thanks to You... "



Thanks to You...

1:50 video

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ADMINISTRIVIA: One moves over to MailChimp


Thanks to Rich (MC1989) Molino for moving over to MailChimp service.

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


Good Afternoon All,

We need to raise the volume a little for Mrs. Maksomski. On June 19th, Nancy's Mom had Hip Replacement Surgery. Since having returned home, she has dislocated her Hip twice and this past weekend she had to be rushed to hospital by Ambulance. She is afraid to move. We pray that the MDs pinpoint what went wrong and remedy the problem as quickly as possible and get her on the road to complete recovery. The death this past week of a dear and long time friend of the Maksomski's, Sr. Marcella, who is in our prayers, has brought great sadness to the Maksomski Family as well. Please raise the volume and keep them in our prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) is on a podcast


Hi John:

I hope this finds you well. I usually add "and happy" but it's hard to be happy with what the Supreme Court, Obama, and anti-Christian activists are doing to America. Still, we know the ending and have to keep the faith.

On the off chance that you can't pick this up, I am sending you this link to the podcast of my 55 minute interview about Christians in the Movies with Patrick Coffin of Catholic Answers Radio that aired on July 3rd. it's long but some who are concerned about what happened to the movies might find it of interest.

Best regards,

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Costanza
To: Peter Dans (Peter Dans)
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2015 8:13 PM
Subject: Your Interview with Catholic Answers


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Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)

[JR: Always glad to hear from my fellow Jaspers. I hope they all listen to it. As far as “happy”, I am “happy” with the decision — give me a sec — because it further demonstrates the need to separate the Gooferment from “marriage” and “licensing”. As with so many other things, I want more people to be “upset” and see that the “Secular Progressive” movement needs to be repudiated in so many areas of the civil society. I think that from a “Catholic pov” that the Gooferment Skrules monopoly needs to be destroyed! Then maybe we’ll see a comeback of “Catholic education”. From that comes vocations. And from that the greater glory of the Church. How’s that for idealism?]

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JFACEBOOK: Parriott, Don (MC1983) prays for Elizabeth


Don Parriott feeling sad
1 hr Sparta, NJ

Today is a very sad day for Colleen Stack Parriott and me. This afternoon Elizabeth Parriott leaves to move to Germany. While we wish her the very best in her new life and job, we hate to see her go. Please send along your prayers with her that she may be safe and happy there. Beth, we anxiously wait for you to someday move back. Love always.

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Parriott, Don (MC1983)

[JR: Prayers heading your way. Submitted to Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) for his prayer circle. Congrats for raising an independent and strong woman. I assume you have Skype or FaceTime for international calling.]

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

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JNEWS: Sossa, Erik [MC????] BoD National Business Group on Health



Startseite > Nachrichten > Weitere Nachrichten > Nachricht
National Business Group on Health Elects Erik Sossa, PepsiCo Benefits Executive, to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2015) - The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of 425 large U.S. employers, announced today the appointment of Erik Sossa, vice president, global benefits and wellness, at PepsiCo, Inc. to its elite board of directors.

"We are extremely pleased to have someone with Erik's background and expertise join our board and support our employer members in their continuing efforts to address today's health improvement and health care management challenges," said Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. "I am confident that Erik's experience as a benefits executive at one of the world's leading companies and his deep understanding of health care will be a tremendous asset to our board and members."

In his current role, Sossa is responsible for the design, administration and compliance of PepsiCo's benefits and wellness programs around the world. He began his career at PepsiCo in 1996 and served various roles in the compensation and benefits groups at both PepsiCo and its affiliate, The Pepsi Bottling Group. In those roles, Sossa was responsible for the design, administration and financial management of Pepsi's retirement, health & welfare and executive compensation programs.

Sossa is an Enrolled Actuary under the Joint Board of Enrolled Actuaries. He earned a BS degree in mathematics from Manhattan College.

"I am delighted that Erik has agreed to serve on our board and assist our employer members in their efforts to navigate today's complex health care benefits system," said Judith Verhave, the Chairman of the Board of the National Business Group on Health. "Erik is a true leader and innovator, and I look forward to his many contributions."

About the National Business Group on Health

The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on national health policy issues and helping companies optimize business performance through health improvement, innovation and health care management. The Business Group leads initiatives to address the most relevant health care issues facing employers today and enables human resource and benefit leaders to learn, share and leverage best practices from the most progressive companies. Business Group members, which include 71 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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MNEWS: Rizopolous, Lisa [MCfaculty] most influential women



Bronx professor named among most influential women

July 8, 2015 10:16 AM

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THE BRONX - A Bronx professor is receiving special recognition for her work both inside and outside the classroom.

Dr. Lisa Rizopolous was recently named among the 25 most influential women in the borough by the Bronx Times, an honor that doesn't surprise her students.

Rizopolous has been a professor at Manhattan College for the past 18 years, which she says has fulfilled her lifelong dream to be a teacher.

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Rizopolous, Lisa [MCfaculty]

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JNEWS: Garner, Richie [MC1972] cited in Four Square Miles to Glory



July 06, 2015
Forthcoming Documentary to Honor Mount Vernon High School’s Rich Basketball History
By Yaron Weitzman

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For years, Mount Vernon High School has been churning out professional basketball players at a rate that would make John Calipari blush. Gus and Ray Williams, brothers who both went on to play the NBA (Gus was a two-time NBA All-Star and Ray played in the League for 11 years) learned how to shoot under the same roof that 2005 NBA Sixth Man of the Year winner Ben Gordon did. So did dozens of other future NBA and Division I basketball players.

Located about 20 minutes north of Manhattan in Westchester Country, the city of Mount Vernon, NY has become known for its high school basketball team, which is perennially one of the top squads in the country (the school has won nine state titles).

It’s with this in mind that Jerald Hoover, a sportswriter and graduate of Mount Vernon HS, set out to make the documentary Four Square Miles to Glory. The goal was to depict and chronicle all the success that this small high school tucked away in New York City’s suburbs has enjoyed as well as the impact that said success has had on the city’s residents.

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Richie Garner, who never made it to the NBA but played at Manhattan College, was now a reverend. All of them came from poor households. Now they were giving back.

“The men sitting have made us all proud,” Young said. “Now let’s get the word out about this film.”

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Garner, Richie [MC1972]

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JNEWS: Brown, Rhamel [MC2014] to Israel



Love of game brings Jasper to Israel
By Sean Brennan
Posted 7/9/15

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Brown, Rhamel [MC2014]

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JFOUND: Huntington, Raymond J. [MC1968] CoB Huntington Learning Center



Raymond J. Huntington, Ph.D.

Raymond J. Huntington, Ph.D., serves as the Huntington Learning Center’s chairman of the board of directors. Before co-founding the company with Eileen Huntington, Raymond served as a senior business analyst for a Fortune 100 company, a computer programmer for a major bank, and as a college-level instructor in math and statistics. Raymond holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Manhattan College and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Statistics from Rutgers University.

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Huntington, Raymond J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Raymond is a member of the Class of 1968.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Huntington, Raymond J. [MC1968]

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JFOUND: O’Malley, Patrick [MC1993] chief investment officer



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Appointment of Patrick O'Malley as Chief Investment Officer

On June 22, 2015, the Board appointed Patrick O'Malley, currently the chief investment officer of the Advisor, to serve as the Company's chief investment officer. There are no related party transactions involving Mr. O'Malley that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Mr.

O'Malley will also continue to serve in his capacity as chief investment officer of the Advisor.
Patrick A. O'Malley has served as chief investment officer of the Advisor since May 2015. Mr. O'Malley has also served as chief investment officer of American Realty Capital New York City REIT, Inc. ("ARC NYCR") since June 2015 and has served as chief investment officer of the ARC NYCR advisor since May 2015. Prior to that time, Mr. O'Malley served as the managing director of acquisitions for the Company from June 2012 until June 2015 and as the managing director of acquisitions for ARC NYCR from April 2014 until May 2015. Mr. O'Malley is actively involved in all aspects of the real estate portfolio and has over 13 years of real estate experience with a concentration on the New York City Metro area. From February 2011 until May 2012, Mr. O'Malley was a Senior Vice President at Wagenhals Development Group ("WDG"), where he focused on real estate redevelopment opportunities. Prior to joining WDG, Mr. O'Malley served as managing director for the real estate capital markets group at Rockwood Real Estate Advisors from September 2008 until January 2011. Prior to Mr. O'Malley's involvement in real estate, he worked on Wall Street at several firms including Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. O'Malley holds a B.A. from Manhattan College and previously held the following financial licenses: Series 3 (commodities), Series 4 (derivatives), Series 7 (general securities), Series 24 (regulatory compliance), Series 55 (equity trading) and Series 63 (state law and regulations). Additionally, Mr. O'Malley spent two years in the United States Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa as a small business development volunteer.

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O’Malley, Patrick [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Patrick is a member of the Class of 1993.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Malley, Patrick [MC1993]

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WIKIPEDIA: Manhattan College Pipes & Drums article listed for deletion



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Another non-notable pipe band. Ostrichyearning (talk) 22:09, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Delete. No evidence at all of notabillity. Fails WP:GNG, WP:ORG, and WP:BAND. A PROD would have been more appropriate and have saved us this AfD. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 05:36, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

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Unfortunately delete as my searches found no particularly significant coverage with this being the best. I would've also advised adding all these to one nomination and listing it all together rather than individually. SwisterTwister talk 05:55, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Relisted to generate a more thorough discussion and clearer consensus.
Please add new comments below this notice. Thanks, JAaron95 Talk 17:01, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

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[JR: If this is to be saved, some work must be done on it and someone has to champion it.] 

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JOY: Riley, Keith [MC2011] has baby news


2015 Jul 10 reilly 1

Brittany Riley
7 mins

Sean and I are very excited to officially announce that we are expecting our first baby! Words cannot even begin to express how incredibly happy and excited we are! (Sophie is excited too!) — with Adrienne Riley, Lewis Daidone, Kathie Ward-Daidone, Sean Riley, Lewie DjLewnatic Daidone, Keith Riley and Gene Daidone.

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JFOUND: Hankevych, Andriy [MC1985] CTO ELEKS



Hankevych, Andriy [MC1985]

2015 Jul 10 hankevych

With over 20 years experience in the software industry and 15 years managerial experience with an emphasis in financial services and e-commerce, Andriy brings extensive technology management experience to Lohika, providing strategic guidance in technology, as well as leadership for the company’s engineering resources. His work experience includes 5 years as Executive Vice President at Ameropa Capital Markets/Deutsche Kapital Anlagen, Ltd., wherehe was responsible for US operations of a joint German/US venture capital and real estate investment consulting firm.

More recently, Andriy held the position of Chief Technology Officer for LiquidityLINK.com where he was responsible for the architectural design and implementation of the company’s transactional financial product, a B2B e-commerce site and online trading system for Commercial Paper. LiquidityLINK.com and its product were successfully acquired by Reuters and made part of the Reuters family of web financial markets sites. Andriy also spent seven years at Coopers & Lybrand where he developed the Structured Finance practice and directed the design and development of CMO/Asset-Backed Securities computer models. Andriy received his B.E.E. in Computer Engineering from Manhattan College in New York.

Company: Lviv IT Cluster, ELEKS, Leopolis, Inc.
Position: Supervisory Board member
Website: http://itcluster.lviv.ua/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/hankevych

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GOOGLE+: Pipalia, Bhumit [MC2012] National Power Controls



Bhumit Pipalia
Works at National Power Controls
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Water Pump House Road, Motilal Nagar I, Goregaon West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400104, India

Electrical Engineering, Computers.

National Power Controls
Senior Engineer, 2012 - present


Manhattan College
Masters in Electrical Engineering, 2010 - 2012
University of Mumbai
Bachelors of Electrical Engineering, 2007 - 2010
SBM Polytechnic
Diploma in Electrical Engineering, 2003 - 2007

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JNEWS: Percacciolo, Erin [MC2014] graduated early



Checking In With Haldane’s Class of 2011
July 11, 2015

Alumni share insights on the school and what they’re doing
By Clayton Smith

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Four years ago, the members of the Haldane High School Class of 2011 received their diplomas, and according to the school the majority entered college life outside of the close-knit school community that most knew for 12 years. The Paper thought it would be interesting to see what has happened to the 2011 class and what observations class members might have about their experience and the role Haldane played in preparing them for the next steps in their lives.

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One widely appreciated aspect of the time spent at Haldane was Advanced Placement courses. “Haldane offered a variety of college-level courses for students to earn college-level credits,” said Erin Percacciolo. “I had taken advantage of those courses and that’s how I graduated a year early from Manhattan [College] with my bachelor’s degree.”

Percacciolo, who majored in childhood education and English, suggested that future graduates of Haldane take advantage of the cheaper college courses that the school provides because of their cost-effectiveness. Many in the Class of 2011 were happy to have access to these, as they ultimately resulted in students saving time and money during college.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) for the Mallon family


Good Morning All,

I ask for your prayers for a dear friend of mine and part of my extended Family. John Mallon was called home Thursday afternoon. His passing was at home, peaceful and quiet with his Wife, Anne present. John was a good husband, Father, a man of Faith. If there ever was someone who we could say was a Quiet Man, it was John. He was a cool guy who looked like Tyrone Power in his youth. A Combat Veteran, Tank Battalion, in the Korean War who never said a word about his service but was proud to have served. We will miss this good man, his quiet way, his ready smile and unassuming nature, his love of Family and friends. We were fortunate to have had him in our lives. As we say a prayer of thanks for John's life, please keep in your prayers, Anne, their five children Carol, Steven, Eileen, Annmarie and John Jr. We know that John is at peace in God's Eternal Embrace. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JFACEBOOK: Lutz, Matthew [MC2010] Worked at CommVault Systems



Lutz, Matthew [MC2010]
Worked at CommVault Systems

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MFOUND: Tomer, John [xMCfaculty] Stemming the tide of obesity



Keynote Forum

John Tomer
Manhattan College, USA

Keynote: Stemming the tide of obesity: What needs to happen
Time : 11:30-12:10


John Tomer is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Manhattan College. He was born in 1942 and grew up in New Jersey. He has a PhD in Economics (1973) from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. He is a Founder and Past President of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics. His research areas\\r\\nare behavioral economics and human capital. He has written four books and 50 articles. His recent research integrates human capital with human developmentAbstract:

This chapter argues for societal and policy efforts that would be necessary to resolve the social problem of obesity. Because\\r\\nof the large scale of the problem, the chapter explains about why a social movement is necessary and the kinds of\\r\\ncomprehensive government eff orts necessary to eliminate or drastically reduce obesity. Th e purpose is not to develop a specifi c\\r\\nanti-obesity policy plans. Th e purpose is to explain about the causes of obesity and to outline eff orts that need to happen to\\r\\nfi x the obesity problem. Th e eff orts needed include those of communities, grass-roots groups, individuals, governments and\\r\\nfood businesses. Th e needed eff orts taken as a whole constitute a socio-economic transformation that involves reversing the\\r\\nobesity-related negative behavior patterns-

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ENDNOTE: Pro-war propaganda is obviously blasphemy



Ep. 423 Talking War and Peace with Conservatives
12th June 2015
Tom Woods

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Antiwar.com’s Angela Keaton, who will be taking the antiwar position in a debate at FreedomFest this year, discusses how to talk to conservatives about war.

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Well, and also for people who belong to one form or another of Christianity, I have never understood how they can sit back and not only tolerate but cheer on what is obviously blasphemy, when you see, for instance, bumper stickers that say, “Only two people ever died for you: Jesus Christ and the American soldier." And the American soldier is held up to a kind of idolatrous reverence. It is so ridiculously over the top, and it happens in churches; it's all over the place. They're singing patriotic songs in church; they've meshed the United States with the Kingdom of God, with the City on a Hill—all these concepts and images that are biblical images are now being transformed into secular images pertaining to the U.S. and the U.S. government. And this should be outrageous to these people, but they cheer it on, because for a lot of these people, this is the only thing that they've ever known.

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Tom Woods is a staunch libertarian Catholic. I’ve been listening to his podcast and reading his material for years.

As a supporter of AntiWar.com, I keep thinking back to Good Shepherd grammar school when the good Brothers tortured us into learning the ‘Just War' theory.

Later, Cardinal Ratzinger before he became Pope Benedict XVI wrote: "I think that the Christian tradition on this point has provided answers that must be updated on the basis of new methods of destruction and of new dangers. For example, there may be no way for a population to defend itself from an atomic bomb. So, these must be updated.”

Pretty strong indictment of the wars of ‘convenience’.

So let’s NEVER forget the exchange on 60 Minutes:

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

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

–60 Minutes (5/12/96)

If that’s not a war crime, I don’t know what is. It’s unworthy of the American values of honesty, fair play, morality, and justice. Wonder how those million children would have changed the world?

Dona Nobis Pacem

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