JASPER JOTTINGS Week 38  - 2015 Sep 20    

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



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POSITRACTION: Fremont Teen Returns Wallet



Fremont Teen Returns Wallet With $2,300 In Cash
September 4, 2015 12:01 AM
Andria Borba

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FREMONT (KPIX 5) – Despite not having enough cash to buy lunch, a Fremont teenager who found more than $2,000 in a wallet this week didn’t think twice and returned the money to its rightful owner.

It was on Tuesday when Irvington High seniorTommy O’Connor, walked to the 7-Eleven across the street to get a soda for himself and his brother, when he found a wallet on the ground.

Tommy recalled, “It was like a bunch of hundreds.”

The wallet had 23 $100 bills.

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That’s a lot of temptation to overcome.

I’m not sure I could do it.

But, it’s great to see the inner character of some people.

Hope all my temptations are tiny; to match my abilities.

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GOOGLE+: Mascia, Anthony [MC????] Application Developer



Mascia, Anthony [MC????]
Attended Manhattan College
Application Developer
    Manhattan College    Computer Science
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Dear John,

             I do not find any thing in my 'stuff' for Anthony.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JEMAIL: Bottlik, Geza (MC1960) changed address


On Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 9:24 AM, Bottlik, Geza (MC1960) wrote:

Please change my email to {Privacy Invoked}.
Thanks Geza '60
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Done. Took the liberty of moving you over to MAILCHIMP.

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[JR: Anyone can move themselves whenever they want. Send an email to Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com and signup at http://eepurl.com/NAy_D — zero work for me. I’m going to discontinue Yahoo at the end of the year. Will send out new invites in December. Avoid the rush and test it out.]
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JLINKEDIN: Gulla, Lindsay [MC2015] seeking Public Relations



Gulla, Lindsay [MC2015]
Manhattan College Graduate
Monsey, New York
Public Relations and Communications


I graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Communication-Public Relations and minors in History and Spanish. I love writing whether it be a press release, an advertisement, a legal document or a historical paper. I can understand and speak Spanish pretty fluently. My enjoy working in the Communication field but I also enjoy legal and political fields I have worked in both.

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


Good Evening All,

As our Jewish Brethern begin to celebrate their High Holy Days and and we pray for their well being and God's Grace upon them, I ask for your prayers for Mrs. Sylvia Blumenthal, Mother of a friend and colleague of mine, Deborah Blumenthal. Many of the Testament Stories of the Jews resonated with me. Deborah helped me to better know the meaning of one or two of my Favorites. Mrs. Blumenthal passed away a year ago and had I been aware of it, Sylvia would have been in our prayers at that time but Deborah and I have not been in touch until recently. I ask that we remember in our prayers, Sylvia, good woman that I know she was, as we pray too for Deborah and her Family that the pain they still feel at her loss be mitigated by the memory of her life and love and the beauty of Sylvia having shared her life with her Children and Family. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Geelan, John Patrick [MC1953 RIP] on 2015-Sep-14



John Geelan


John Patrick of Cresskill (formerly of Tenafly) on September 12, 2015.

Beloved husband of Elaine (nee Harvey). Loving father of Maura Gottstein and her husband Robert, Elizabeth Stever and her husband Matthew and Caroline Geelan. Loving grandfather of Ian Gottstein and Liam Stever. Dear brother of Catherine Cooney, William Geelan and the late Daniel Geelan.

John graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School and Manhattan College both in The Bronx NY. He served in the National Guard.

John was a regulatory expert for Merrill Lynch on Wall St. in New York City. While at Merrill he taught at the Institute of Finance in NYC and authored several books on regulatory topics. After retiring he served as a consultant.

He was a parishioner of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church Tenafly.

John was a lifelong NY Giants fan.

Visitation at the Barrett Funeral Home 148 Dean Drive Tenafly on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9PM. Funeral Mass Thursday 10:00 AM Mt. Carmel Church Tenafly. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery Tenafly.

Memorial donations may be made to Manhattan College 4513 Manhattan College Parkway Bronx NY 10471.

For directions visit www.barrettfuneralhome.net
Funeral HomeBarrett Funeral Home
148 Dean Dr
Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 568-8043

Published in The Record on Sept. 14, 2015


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

Guestbook:  http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/john-geelan-condolences/175824809?cid=full

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Dear John,

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

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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

Geelan, John Patrick [MC1953 RIP]

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

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JNEWS: Snodgrass, Brian [MC1996] BoD Children's Science Center



Brian Snodgrass
Board of Directors | Education
September 14, 2015

Manhattan College, Columbia University in the City of New York

Brian's professional and non-profit experience combined with his dedication to inspire all children to love STEM learning will benefit this project.

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Snodgrass, Brian [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Brian is a member of the Class of 1996.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Snodgrass, Brian [MC1996]

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MNEWS: The Pastor has a Jasper connection



Pastor Celebrates 50 Years of Service
By Stephanie Officer
Monday, September 14, 2015 at 07:15 PM EDT

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Monsignor Peter Finn says it's hard to believe he's spent half a century as a priest.

"It seems like yesterday, to be truthful. I can't believe that it's 50 years. I like to think I'm younger than Springtime, and looking forward, not back," said Msgr. Peter Finn.

Msgr. Finn marked the occasion Sunday at Blessed Sacrament Church, where he's been pastor for the last 8 years.

"It was beautiful. It was very moving and touching and um, just a reflection of how loved he is," shared Darlene Vigliotti, Secretary and Parishioner at Blessed Sacrament Church.

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Msgr. Finn was born in Tompkinsville and went to St. Peter's Boys High School before heading off to Manhattan College.

It was at St. Joseph's Seminary where he started his journey as a man of the cloth, graduating in 1965.

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JNEWS: Arnold, Colleen [MC????] New Deputy COO Aqua America



Aqua America (WTR) Appoints New Deputy COO

September 15, 2015 9:31 AM EDT

Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) President and CEO Christopher Franklin announced the promotion of Colleen Arnold to the position of deputy COO from manager of water quality and environmental compliance.

As deputy COO, Arnold will report directly to Chief Operating Officer (COO) Rick Fox and assist him in the management of all of the company’ regulated operations including network distribution, production, engineering water quality and environmental compliance throughout all eight states.

“Colleen brings a great blend of traditional operations management experience coupled with an extraordinary background and education in water quality, which is the primary focus of what we do,” said Franklin. “Whether we are delivering tap water to our customers or returning treated wastewater to the environment, the bottom line of it all is quality.”

“Colleen has more than 20 years of experience in environmental engineering and is uniquely qualified for this new role at Aqua. In addition to her years at Aqua, she also worked as a utility director for a municipal system and as a consultant with two top-tier firms, always with a focus on water and wastewater operations,” said COO Rick Fox. “On top of the routine responsibilities of her previous management positions, Colleen organized and oversaw Aqua’s Compliance Assurance Program, to ensure compliance with environmental regulations, and permits for all Aqua operations and established an asset management framework and implementation of a work order management system for the City of Wilmington's water distribution network. I look forward to her leadership and expertise in guiding our utility operations.”

Arnold joined Aqua first in 2007 as manager of treatment and water quality at Aqua Pennsylvania following nine years of varied experience working for consulting firms, for which she provide services to water and wastewater utilities in New York City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. She left the company in 2009 to accept the position of assistant director of the City of Wilmington’s (Delaware) water division, and returned to Aqua America in 2013 in her most recent position of manager of water quality and environmental compliance.

Arnold, a licensed professional engineer in Delaware, earned her B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts and her M.S. in environmental engineering from Manhattan College.

Her professional memberships include the American Water Works Association for which she is chairman and trustee for its Distribution and Plant Operations Division; the American Water Resources Association and the Water Environment Federation.

Her honors include being the 1998 Thomas R. Camp Scholarship Winner; the 1993 Stearns & Wheeler Environmental Engineering & Science Award; membership in the Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering National Honor Society and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering National Honor Society; and being named Outstanding Women Engineer of the Year 1992 by the Society of Women Engineers.

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Arnold, Colleen [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Peter Gallaher (MC1965) prays for Tim



Peter Gallaher (MC1965)

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My brother Tom had a good day yesterday, awake, alert and interested in what was going on. The nurse came by for a long visit and said she wished she could have stayed longer, she was having so much fun. While none of us has forgotten he's dying, he's still living. He has been drinking more water, and even ate some of the strained pears I got him. Our sister does the sisterly stuff, and treats him (and me) to healthy doses of our trademarked familial sarcasm.

We have slipped back, the three of us, into our decades old routine of love. It's a beautiful thing, I think.

I kept thinking as we sat around yesterday, of a play, by O'Niell, or Chekov, or Ford, or someone....just the three of us in the little house, and our talk, each act punctuated by his naps during the day, and the occasional visitor: the Landlady, a lovely person, the Nurse, and the ghosts of our parents like a Greek Chorus.

I would add, in the last act, the Priest, who comes, visits with us all for awhile, and then he and Tom go into his room together. Stephanie and I sit quietly for a while.

I don't know whether that should be the curtain...or if she should say, "I think I'll do the dishes as the lights slowly dim.

Of your kindness, pray for my brother, Tom Gallaher.

If you know him, you love him. If you knew him, you would love him.

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

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JNEWS: Genn, John P. III [MC1983] joins Tompkins Trust Co.




Financial firm welcomes trust officer — John P. Genn III has joined the Hudson Valley team at Tompkins Trust Company as senior trust officer. The office located at 1281 Route 9 in Wappingers Falls.
Genn has nearly 30 years of experience in trust administration. He previously managed the trust departments for Bank of Millbrook and also Valley National Bank. He received both his undergraduate degree and master of business administration from Manhattan College.

Genn has served as a member of numerous professional and community organizations. He is director of the Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council, board member of Astor Family Services, and a member of the Legislative Action Committee for the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Genn, John P. III [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Genn, John P. III [MC1983]

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JNEWS: Loutsenhizer, Lindsey [MC2012] joined the Seton Hill women's basketball coaching



Loutsenhizer joins staff

Lindsey Loutsenhizer joined the Seton Hill women's basketball coaching staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2015-16 season. Loutsenhizer (Norwin) had a successful career at NCAA Division I Manhattan College, finishing with 1,421 points and 795 rebounds.

She was a three-time All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) selection, earning second-team honors as both a sophomore and senior, and third-team honors as a junior.
She was named to the All-Rookie team as a freshman, and was a three-time MAAC All-Academic Team selection.

Loutsenhizer earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Manhattan in 2012, and is enrolled in the masters of science in physician assistant studies program at Seton Hill.

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Loutsenhizer, Lindsey [MC2012]

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JHQ: Please Join the 2015-2016 Mentor Program Team!


Nadia Peters Assistant Director of Employer Relations at Manhattan College

Please Join the 2015-2016 Mentor Program Team!

Alumni, we need you to provide support for our current students by signing up for the Mentor Program. As our student population increases, the demand for more volunteers (especially in the STEM disciplines) increases. Mentoring is a great way to give back to Alma Mater and pay it forward. For more information and the volunteer form please go to manhattan.edu/mentorprogram.

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JOBIT: Masterson, Thomas W. [MC1971 RIP] on 2015-Sep-14



Thomas Masterson
(1949 - 2015)

New Windsor, NY - Thomas W. Masterson, 66, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2015.

The son of the late John S. and Eileen Bennett Masterson, he was born on February 21, 1949 in Poughkeepsie, NY. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie, where he played varsity basketball.

Mr. Masterson graduated from Manhattan College and went on to become a Certified Public Accountant.

A member of the New Windsor-Cornwall Rotary Club, Mr. Masterson was a past president of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the New York State Society of CPA's.

Tom enjoyed sports, travel and the races at Saratoga. Like his father, Tom always was a gentleman; he also had a very dry wit.

He was predeceased by his sister Margaret Wilby and is survived by his son, Brendan Masterson and his lovely granddaughters Sarah and Heather, his brother Richard Masterson and sister-in-law, Sue, sisters Kathleen Masterson, Jackie Hammond and Maureen Masterson; his brother-in-law, Peter Wilby, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Tom's wishes, cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. A memorial visitation will be held from 2-5pm Saturday, September 19, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, NY 12550.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, 1 Sunrise Lane, Newburgh, NY 12550.

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

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Sept. 17, 2015


Masterson, Thomas W. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/poughkeepsiejournal/thomas-masterson-condolences/175854742?cid=full

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Dear John,

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

            May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Masterson, Thomas W. [MC1971 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 two


Good Evening All

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for a friend, John H, who is suffering from Stage 4, Pancreatic Cancer. His treatment is complicated by by the onset of other infections. We pray that the MDs are able to stabilize John and ease his pain. We pray for John's Family as well during this difficult time.
Mike has shared an update on Diane, in Dublin, who has been in our prayers, she has shown signs of improvement. Please keep up the volume for Diane and her Family as we pray for continued improvement.
Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JHQ: September 2015: Manhattan Monthly


September 2015: Manhattan Monthly

College Ranks No. 17 in Latest U.S. News’ Report

In the newest U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges ranking released this month, Manhattan College was ranked No. 17 among the best regional universities in the North, a spot above its ranking last year. The College was also recognized as a standout college for veterans.


Sophomore Strives to Make a Difference as a Tribute to Fallen Father on 9/11

Olivia Siller ’18 works alongside family to promote the mission of her father firefighter Stephen Siller’s legacy, The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.


Purposeful Networks Recognizes Manhattan College’s Commitment to Service

Purposeful Networks, formerly known as myActions, announced that Manhattan College was one of 125 schools to receive a Student Action Award for the 2015 spring semester.


Alumnus Powers the Future with Renewables at California Electric Company

Chief development officer of San Diego Gas & Electric Jim Avery ’80 is reducing the company’s greenhouse emissions by adding wind and solar power, as well as other sustainable energy sources, to its portfolio.


Young Alumni Promote Healthy Lifestyles With Live-Stream Startup

Eric Brody ’10 and Ben Hart ’11 founded Qinetic, a website offering free virtual live-stream workouts, fitness tips and healthy lifestyle coaching.


Back-To-Back MAAC Champion Men’s Basketball Announces 2015-2016 Schedule

The 2015-2016 men’s basketball schedule was released on Sept. 14, and in addition to the previously announced non-conference schedule, Manhattan will play 20 MAAC games for the third straight season.




In the News




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JNEWS: Koch, Francis [MC1989] Superintendent South Farmingdale Water District



Francis Koch appointed new Superintendent with South Farmingdale Water District, which serves parts of Seaford and parts of Bethpage.
By Allison Gayne (Open Post)
September 17, 2015

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Mr. Koch grew up in Malverne and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – Civil Engineering from Manhattan College. He moved to Westchester, NY for a brief period of time following college before returning to his roots in Malverne, where he has continued to live since and has been married to his wife Kelly for the last 10 years. Mr. Koch is also a former volunteer for the Malverne Fire Department and an active member of his local community.    

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Koch, Francis [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1989.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Koch, Francis [MC1989]

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JNEWS: Brown, Lindsay [MC2007] FEED Project Race on 9/20



Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED Project Race Benefits Food Insecure
Posted by Lindsay E. Brown
September 11, 2015 at 12:47 am

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Talk about starpower! I recently attended the star-studded Party Under the Stars event at the Bridgehampton Surf & Tennis Club to kick off Women’s Health magazine’s 2015 RUN10 FEED10 philanthropic race series in partnership with the FEED Foundation (a fave organziation of ours!)  The race will be held on September 20 in New York City, followed by one in Chicago on October 17, and San Francisco on October 25.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015
Pier 84 at Hudson River Park
Run down the West Side Highway!
7 AM
$55 for registration

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Brown, Lindsay [MC2007]

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ENDNOTE: High School Fighting is a symptom of societal breakdown



Parents Stunned by Video of ‘Out of Control’ High School Fight That Sent Houston Campus Officer to the Hospital

Sep. 10, 2015 10:34amDave Urbanski

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The Houston school district officer’s injury landed him in the hospital, KTRK-TV reported.

Parents who watched the video were stunned.

“It’s everywhere, it’s everywhere,” Vernon Johnson told KTRK. “It’s like just one fight and then more, more, more.”

“Yes, it’s out of control,” another parent told the station.

The Houston school district told KTRK that one Bellaire student was charged with resisting arrest. The incident followed a brawl between four girls at another Houston school, Cypress Lakes, just last week.

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The news reporter called them “four young ladies”.

Is he kidding?

Out of control thugs would be more like it.

I’m sure the taxpayers are thrilled to be paying for this.

Gooferment Skrules are really training grounds for Gooferment prisons.


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