JASPER JOTTINGS Week 41  - 2015 Oct 11    

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



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POSITRACTION: “Help me please”



Woman Sees McDonald’s Worker In Back Corner With Disabled Man, Acts Fast
Posted on September 24, 2015 by Amanda Shea

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When a Chicago woman stopped by McDonald’s to grab a bite to eat after work, she had no idea what she was about to witness. She caught a cashier in the back corner with a disabled elderly man, who probably thought nobody was looking, but she saw it all and acted immediately.

Destiny Carreno was waiting her turn in line to order her food when the unnamed elderly man, who struggled with a disability, came up to the counter and asked the cashier an unexpected question. The employee paused briefly, confused by what the man was requesting, then suddenly shut down his station and went to the corner where the older gentleman had gone back to sit down.

Destiny watched for a moment, confused by what the cashier was doing, leaving his station in the middle of rush hour in downtown Chicago. She said in a Facebook post on the incident that she had heard the man politely say to the employee at the counter, “Help me please,” but she couldn’t immediately tell what he needed help with. Then, she witnessed what the worker did, and it took her completely by surprise.

The handicapped man, who was at the restaurant by himself, simply needed help cutting and eating his food. Destiny described in her post what happened next, and it had her quickly taking a picture of the moment with tears in her eyes.

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I hope I can be that sensitive to a fellow human being’s needs.

I wonder how many people gripped at having to wait a little longer.

Hope McD’s put this in their advertisements.

I pray that good things happen to this young man.

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JEMAIL: Fink, Bob (MC1957) prays for us all at @pontiflex


Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings]

My wife and I are in Philadelphia in the presence of the Holy Father I prayed for the College and all the Alumni

particularly those in need

God bless

Bob Fink '57

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[JR: Can’t tell you when this came in. But I’m sure I could use it.] 

Fink, Bob (MC1957)

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MFACEBOOK: New York State Capital District Alumni Happy Hour


John Levendosky
Manhattan College Alumni
15 hrs ·
New York State Capital District Alumni Happy Hour — at Wolff's Biergarten.

2015 10Oct 04 NYS

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[JR: Are those ADULT refreshments. I’m SHOCKED. "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!" Captain Renault in Casablanca — because I wasn’t there to supervise the behavior. I can’t imagine such conduct. (Laff!) (Everyone looks sooooo young. Or am I so old? Laugh! (Don’t answer that!)]

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MOBIT: Strosser, George E. [MCmight_have_been RIP] on 2015-Sep-30



In Memory of
George E Strosser
January 8, 1923 - September 30, 2015

George Strosser, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, -in law, neighbor, fellow worker and friend passed away Wednesday, 3 months shy of his 93rd birthday.

George (born in Ossining hospital) was a life long resident of the town of Cortlandt; residing in Buchanan 70 years; attended Peekskill high school, where he excelled in football, co captained the 1940 team; was going to play for Manhattan College, when his father, Alfred Strosser (a prior light weight boxer from the Lancaster Pa, area) died suddenly. His mother, Florence Styles's from Astoria Queens; graduated Hunter College.

George married the late Inza Gilman of Buchanan in 1942 (who pre-deceased him by 32 years, 9 months).

He volunteered for the WWII draft and was inducted in the United States Army where he served at West Point; teaching enlisted men and cadets to drive transport vehicles.

George and Inza had two children, Susan Strosser (Keon), Bridgeport Ct. and Kim Strosser, Sunnyside Queens.

Dividing his time between work, family and building his own home (initially), when the war ended. George was Lead Man, working shift work at Fleishmans, Standard Brands for 36 years, where he held positions as president and secretary of the Yeast Makers Local Union. He worked week ends (1 and 1/2 days) ~57 years for Curran and Rileys-Cole's-Buchanan Hardware store. Part time days ~10 years, as a Laborer, for Frank Santulli (dec.) Construction, (while working 2nd and 3rd shifts); 11 years for Hendrick Hudson High School District, as a custodian (upon retiring); and 3 years for Combined Books, waiting to get on with the school. As exhausting as it may sound; on waking George (taking a cat nap), wanting him to do something, he'd get right up, without complaint, and simply say ok.

George enjoyed having picnics for family and friends. Helping his wife in her hobby, planting the whole front yard with her perennials; flowers in the Spring, rotating with a vegetable garden; watching Sports on TV; but more, his grandson, Patrick Keon (Longmont Co.) pitching in baseball games (George attending, most all); or visiting with his granddaughter and her daughters, Mrs. Delilah Keon-Heyman (Trumbull, Ct.).

In later years George would help his then dec. wife's elderly widowed aunt and sister; taking them places, doing work around their homes. Also his son-in laws. George’s son, Kim, living home 10 years after his mother' passing, keeping George company; upon moving, for years took George to the Best Restaurants in NYC (visiting sites after).

His devoted daughter' Susan Strosser's loving care these last 14 years was a comfort to George. Visiting faithfully, doing everything for her father; (as he use to, for her). "He was the best father". His very good friend Wayne visiting, standing by him throughout George’s long illness. Helping him, us. George very much enjoyed visiting with his son; his granddaughter's holiday family dinners, with all his great granddaughters; seeing his grandson when he came in; and his niece Gioia's letters in the VA.

George, Loving: great grandfather to Arielle, Miranda, Lilah, Jolie, Casey and Elise Heyman; and Julia Keon; brother to Robert Strosser, Phoenix Az;. Alfred (dec). Loving uncle to.Robert Strosser Jr., Medford Or., Leonard Grasso Jr.(dec.), Tyrone Lou (and Barbara) Menga (both dec.),Kathy (Strosser) Buchwald, Azzusa Ca, Gioia Grasso (Dick) Cattabriga, Raymond (Nancy) Gilman, Jr., Donny Menga (dec.), Donny Gilman, (dec.) Deborah Gilman (John) Cassidy, James (Gerilyn) Gilman, Shawnee Grasso (Larry) Moschiano. Nancy(Strosser) Crimmins (dec.) John (Nancy) Gilman and Paulie Gilman (dec.). Brother In Law to Rachael (Gilman) Grasso (dec.), Leonard Grasso Sr (dec.), Don( Pauline dec.)Gilman Sr. (dec.), Rhoda Menga, Lancaster Pa., Louis Menga Sr. (dec.), Raymond (Marjorie dec.) Gilman Sr. Father-In Law to Thomas Keon. (Great)father-in law to Joel Heyman and Alicia (Berger) Keon.

The family wish to Thank All of George's neighbors, fellow workers, friends, the NYS Veterans Home staff; Dr. Reyher for helping, supporting George in winning his severe battle for 14 years, that he valiantly waged, as a Diabetic Amputee. He enjoyed everyone's camaraderie over all the years. Your prayers are appreciated.


Strosser, George E. [MCmight_have_been RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

             I would carry it as it says "was going to play for Manhattan College when his father . . .
died suddenly . . " It appears that as a result he never made it to Manhattan.              

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Agreed. Like the men who’s education was interrupted by the WW2, he might have been planning to come back after his familial responsibilities were attended to but then the war. Sounds like a hell of a hard worker. Would have made a great Jasper.]
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Good Morning All,
John Reinke, Jasper Jottings, came upon this good man and although he was not a Jasper, his intention was to play ball for Manhattan College and attend Manhattan. Upon the sudden death of George's Father, George's plans changed and he was unable to join the Jasper Family but with respect, we pray for the repose of his soul and for his Family as they mourn the loss of their loved one. His Family have posted the following loving tribute. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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JUPDATE: Macri, John [MC1995] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JFACEBOOK: Macri, John [MC1995] disputes Yogi's advice


John Macri via New Jersey Clinical & Sport Psychology by John E. Macri, Ph.D

The Mental Aspects Of Sport Performance From The Big Leagues To Youth



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Macri, John [MC????]

[JR: Nah, "Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical." - Yogi Berra ]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1995.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Macri, John [MC1995]

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JLINKEDIN: Koskinen, Emmy [MC????] is a challenge to McEneney, Mike (MC1953)



Emmy KoskinenLöpcoach, Säljare på Stadium och Fysioterapi student på Karolinska InstitutetSödertälje, Stockholm, SwedenHealth, Wellness and FitnessCurrentStadium, ActicPreviousStockholm Marathon Gruppen, Saltå Kafé- Konditori Genuin, HässelbyloppetEducationKarolinska institutet

Manhattan CollegeBachelor's degree, Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology, GPA 3.622009 – 2013- Track and Field & Cross Country Division 1 Athlete. - Epsilon Sigma Pi: Äldsta och mest prestigefyllda honor society en student kan bli invald till. Kravet är ett genomsnittsbetyg på 3.50 GPA under minst sex terminer.- Phi Epsilon Kappa: Honor Society för Exercise Science och Physical Education majors- All Academic team- Dean's List:

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 Koskinen, Emmy [MC????]

[JR: This, for some reason. makes me laff!]

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Dear John,

            Maybe a student?


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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MFOUND: Carey, Seamus [MCxfacuty] leads Transylvania University



Transylvania University will inaugurate President Seamus Carey on Friday
October 4, 2015

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Transylvania University will inaugurate Seamus Carey as its 26th president at 10 a.m. Friday in Haggin Auditorium.

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He taught at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark and at Manhattan College before going to Sacred Heart.

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Carey,  Seamus [MCxfacuty]

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JNEWS: Cozzupoli, Mark A. [MC????] Top Enlisted Leader at 105th Airlift Wing



Ceremony Welcomes New Top Enlisted Leader at 105th Airlift Wing on Saturday, Oct. 3
Media Advisory
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2015 Oct 05 Cozzupoli 

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, NY (10/02/2015)(readMedia)-- Chief Master Sgt. Mark A. Cozzupoli, a veteran of deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan, takes over as the top enlisted Airman in the 1,000- member 105th Airlift Wing on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2105.

Members of the press are invited to attend the change-of-authority ceremony as Cozzupoli takes over from Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Rizzo as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the wing. Rizzo is retiring after 33 years of military service.

WHO: Chief Master Sgt. Mark A. Cozzupoli, the incoming Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 105th Airlift Wing; Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Rizzo, the outgoing Command Chief Master Sergeant; Col. Timothy LaBarge, the commander of the 105th Airlift Wing, and the men and women of the 105th Airlift Wing.

WHAT: A Change of Authority ceremony in which Rizzo transfers the responsibilities of the senior enlisted Airman for representing enlisted force issues to the commander, and overseeing training of the enlisted force, to Cozzupoli. The two men will exchange the wing's colors, representing the transfer of authority, before a formation of Airmen.

WHEN: 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Members of the press should be at the main gate at 1030 for access to this secure military facility.)

WHERE: Stewart Air National Guard Base, 1 Maguire Way, Hangar 102, Newburgh, NY 12550

Members of the media must contact Major Patrick Cordova at 845-563-2040 or Capt. Eric Durkins at 845-563-2004 for access to this secure military facility.

Coverage Opportunities:

Media will be able to interview Command Chief Master Sgt. Cozzupoli, Command Chief Master Sgt. Rizzo and Col. LaBarge. Visual opportunities include troops in formation and the colors transfer ceremony.


Chief Master Sgt. Mark. A Cozzupoli

Chief Master Sgt. Mark Cozzupoli enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1993 and served on Active Duty for four years before transferring to the New York Air National Guard and the 105th Airlift Wing in 1997.

Cozzupoli has deployed on 5 occasions, including deployments to Balad Air Base, Iraq in 2005 and Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan in 2011. Prior to his current assignment, he was the 105th Logistics Readiness Squadron Superintendent, Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, N.Y. He has served in a number of positions ranging from supply management journeyman to Unit Deployment Manager and Materiel Management Flight Chief.

As the Command Chief, he reports directly to the Wing Commander on enlisted personnel issues, to include professional military education, enlisted promotions, mentorship, morale, family readiness, community relations, and esprit de corps.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Manhattan College and a Master of Business Administration from Mount St. Mary College. He is a graduate of the Air Force Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education and the Air National Guard Chief Executive Course and has an Associate degree in Applied Science, Logistics from the Community College of the Air Force, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Medal, and the Air Force Achievement Medal.

Cozzupoli has also been named the 105th Airlift Wing Unit Career Advisor of the Year in 2004 and 2006 and was Senior NCO of the month for the 455th Air Expeditionary Squadron in Afghanistan in 2011. He was also named a rising star by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce in 2006.

He lives in Highland.

Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Rizzo:

Chief Master Sergeant Joseph F. Rizzo is the outgoing Command Chief for the 105th Airlift Wing. Rizzo joined the New York Air National Guard's 213th Engineering Installation Squadron, October 1981. He has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and has served as the top enlisted leader at the 105th Airlift Wing since 2009.

His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Medal, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, and the National Defense Service Medal.

He is a resident of Selden.

105th Airlift Wing

The 105th Airlift Wing operates the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, New York.

Wing aircraft regularly fly missions around the world to supply U.S. and allied military units. Members of the Wing have deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq and have responded to support New Yorkers here at home during Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and Tropical Storms Lee an Irene in 2011.

Posted Friday October 02, 2015 at 01:01 pm by New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs

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Cozzupoli, Mark A. [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Mark is a member of the Class of 2002.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cozzupoli, Mark A. [MC2002]

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JNEWS: Banks, John H. [MC1983] President of the Real Estate Board of New York



U.S. New York NY Real Estate Commercial

Real Estate Board’s John H. Banks: A Regular Joe for a Real Estate Honcho
His down-to-earth approach and political adeptness were key to getting the job
For John H. Banks III, the new president of Real Estate Board of New York, avoiding neckties may be a reflection of his blue-collar roots.
For John H. Banks III, the new president of Real Estate Board of New York, avoiding neckties may be a reflection of his blue-collar roots. Photo: Steve Remich for The Wall Street Journal
By Keiko Morris

John H. Banks III is no fan of the necktie. He comes from a working-class family, and he enjoys doing things where the Windsor knot would be out of place, like going to a Yankees game or tending his garden.

His down-to-earth approach, along with his frankness and political adeptness, are a good fit with his new job as president of the Real Estate Board of New York, said people who know him and those who helped select him.

The 54-year-old Mr. Banks is the fourth president of REBNY, an organization that represents New York City’s real-estate industry.

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Banks, John H. [MC1983]

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MVIDEO: Manhattan College Pipes & Drums October 3rd



Published on Oct 4, 2015
The Manhattan College Pipes & Drums performing at Gaelic Park on October 3rd

[JR: One minute video.] 

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JOBIT: Collins, Richard M. Sr. [MC1944 RIP] on 2015-Oct-05



Obituary for Richard (Dick) Collins
March 8, 1923 - October 5, 2015
Hillsborough, California | Age 92

Richard M. Collins, Sr. passed away peacefully at his home in Hillsborough at the age of 92 on October 5th after a short illness. Dick was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jinny; his son, Bob and his grandson, Kevin. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Rock and Jan Collins; his daughter, Sharon; his granddaughters, Kimberley Blanding, Christine Collins and Julie Collins; and his grandsons, Jeffrey Collins and Dylan Collins. Dick was blessed to enjoy happy years with five precious great-grandchildren: Alex, Kira, Brady, Ethan and Hunter.

Dick was a proud graduate of Manhattan College School of Engineering from which he received a lifetime achievement award. He was a naval veteran of World War II. Dick contributed his engineering expertise to the Bechtel Corporation for thirty-five years, serving the company as field engineer, chief civil engineer, manager of engineering for the San Francisco Power Division and Vice-President of Engineering for the Bechtel Power Division.

A lifelong member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Dick served as a Regent of Santa Clara University, Director of the Mesa Foundation and as a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities. He was a member of the President's Council of Moreau High School where he was pleased each year to meet the recipients of the scholarships given in his son, Robert's name.

A funeral mass will be offered for Dick at St. Bartholomew's Parish Church in San Mateo on Saturday, October 10th at 12:30 p.m. A reception will follow and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the scholarship program of Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward would be greatly appreciated.


Collins, Richard M. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Good Morning All,

Our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Richard M. Collins Sr. '44 BS. Richard, a WWll United States Navy Veteran, was called home on October 5, 2015. His Family have posted his Obituary below. Please keep Richard and his Family in your prayers as the Family mourn their loss. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
Collins, Richard M. Sr. [MC1944 RIP]
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Brian


Good Morning All,

It is with great pride , respect and prayerful thoughts that we pray for Brian N. who has been brought to our attention by Mike McEneney. Brian returns to Afghanistan at the end of this month for his fourth Deployment. We pray that he  returns safely and we are mindful of his sacrifice and that of his Family. Please keep Brian in your prayers.
As we pray for this young man, please remember all our men and women who serve in our Armed Services. They all sign that Blank Check and serve with honor, love, pride and hope. God Bless and keep them safe. Thank you.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JNEWS: Spence, Jean E. [MC1985] Chair Clarkson University BoT



Jean Spence Elected Chair of Clarkson University Board of Trustees

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Jean E. Spence, Clarkson class of 1979, of Wilmette, Ill., has been elected to serve as the chair of the Clarkson University Board of Trustees.

Jean E. SpenceSpence is the recently retired executive vice president of research development & quality for Mondelēz International Inc. She currently consults for several organizations as president of JES Consulting, LLC.

As the 22nd board leader since Clarkson was founded in 1896, Spence is the first woman elected to serve as chair. She has been a University trustee since 2006; has been board vice chair since 2012; has served on the executive, compensation, finance & budget and development committees; and chaired the internal affairs committee.

She received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson in 1979 and a master of engineering degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College.

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Spence, Jean E. [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Jean received her Masters in 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Spence, Jean E. [MC1985]

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JNEWS: Recine, Gregory [MC1997] Rutherford BoE candidate



A Q&A with the 2015 Rutherford Board of Education candidates

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Gregory Recine*
Age: 44
Education: Earned B.S. in astrophysics at RPI, Master's in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and Ph.D. in physics from Steven's
Occupation: Risk research area at Barclays Bank, former professor at Fordham University
Family: Wife Pamela, sons Teddy, 6, and Matty, 4
Background: Having lived around the county, he moved to Rutherford in 2008. He has served on the board of the Rutherford Cooperative Day Nursery, and is involved in the Boy Scouts and St. Mary's Church.

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Recine, Gregory [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Gregory received his Masters in 1997.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Recine, Gregory [MC1997]

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JFOUND: Naasz, Kathy [MC????] Dean at Centenary College



Kathy Naasz

Kathy Naasz is Dean of the Social Media Center of Expertise at Centenary College. She has also held positions as Associate Professor of Business, President of IACBE Middle States Region, Global Executive Director at AT&T, and Co-Founder of a start-up online company. Through her corporate and personal experience, she has launched five businesses and has global work experience in over 14 countries. She enjoys bringing businesses and students together to collaborate and stimulate new ways of thinking. Naasz holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University.

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Naasz, Kathy [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I do not find any thing is my 'stuff' for Kathy.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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


Good Morning All,

John Reinke, Jasper Jottings, asks for our prayers for Lisa Dale Hammonds. Lisa is the Widow of George Semchyshyn (Rip), a Manhattan Prep Classmate of John's. Lisa has been diagnosed with Leukemia. Lisa and her Daughter Kat Carver Semchyshyn are Facebook friends of John's as well. John shares with us that Lisa and Kat have had a tough road to travel. We pray that the MDs are able to get this Illness under control and successfully treat it. Please keep Lisa, Kat and their Family in your prayers as we raise the Volume for Lisa. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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Lisa Dale Hammonds

My cup runneth over.... Manhattan Prep-sirs are diverse and accomplished... And prayer power is the right path.

When I return to Texas my doctor will do additional blood work and tests for final confirmation... When CLL is caught early and the patient has a strong immune system many can manage it for years or decades...

As a physician's daughter I understand how medical disorders mimic each other --especially in the beginning stages... So I am waiting till I am lucky enough for a good scenario and that it's nothing worse...

Right now fatigue is my most difficult symptoms as I've been trying to complete moving... So specific prayer on fatigue issues would help me the most. Thank you for the prayer power.

If your classmate George was still here then I could tell him that I have one of my very good feelings about this and that would make him feel very assured...

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Lisa Dale Hammonds

Please don't forget our 1st born, Nicholas! George was the envy of every father that week... He had the largest first born baby that was male!! --I heard the fathers making football jokes when they were wheeling the babies in the hallway... One father said you got a linebacker... In that hallway they all sounded like teenage boys.... George had such a smile and his chest was up and out like a peacock.... The morning we were checking out I told George --it's a good thing we have to check out --because another baby has been born that weighs a couple of ounces more than Nicolas --so you lose your standing! There's nothing more funny than real life!

And that boy was born in St. John's Riverside Hospital Yonkers, New York --but we were living up the road from Manhattan College and practically across the street from the college dorm, so we just went right up the Sawmill Parkway when I went into labor...

This meant he was conceived about as close as you could be to Manhattan College and every morning George's mother was working at Manhattan College in charge of all those chemicals and working with the chemistry professors as the NYU's Bronx Campus had been sold... That was the only infant I ever saw strolled on the Manhattan campus... When the mother's a Southerner then the security guard lets you go anywhere after hearing the sound of her accent.... Mrs. Sem and George had great times during those 5 years we lived there... And I loved the campus being close to us...

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Lisa Dale Hammonds

Well, I have a last comment. So you know about Georgia's daughter... And George had a special moment as a father when what he told me a special fact about being the mother of this little girl.

George was very surprised --and his mother said the same is true for George's father ---because when he got a girl his heart were captured... He was blessed with a beautiful little girl named Katherine. And her strong will and tenacity were evident from the moment she was born --when she insisted on holding up her own head and got extremely irritated if you tried to help her. My nurse mother said that is completely abnormal and newborn infants cannot control their muscular movements yet. I told my mother that it must be an automatic reflex mother that was genetically implanted in this newborn infant.

George just started working for Bank of Boston, so we drove from Boston to Nashua, New Hampshire in Winter on Christmas Eve/Day when I went into labor for her birth. That fact is important to NYC Manhattan Prep-Sirs as there was no state tax in Hampshire then, so all of you alumni can imagine George's happiness over that fact. And of course that would be the place we would soon be moving into with Georgia's new job and in the middle of my pregnancy.

Manhattan Prep-Sirs will appreciate the fact that Georgia's daughter decided she was not going to wait to learn to walk around the average age of 12 months. Like all the young men attending Manhattan prep, she wanted to rise above the normal expectations and perform above the normal mark! She tried to throw herself out of the childseat at six months of age, so she could get to the floor. Fortunately, I was number two in a line of six children and a couple of other aspects of my home life made it so I could realize almost immediately what she was doing.

(My father had done pediatrics so many years as a family doctor in a small town as part I have a normal family practice but did everything that a family doctor could do which included surgeries and births in the 60s. And my mother trained as a nurse Atlanta Baptist nursing school was running a very tight ship like a head nurse running pediatric ward/nursing school lessons 24/7 with the doctor checking in and following up on all situations Which of course included my dad being a father we had answer to like the principal and her mother was the teacher. And from what Georgia told me it appears my father's disciplined was a great deal like the professors at Manhattan prep. We were also I was lucky enough that the small towns/Community was outside of Atlanta Georgia, so we were able to go in and out of Atlanta for the fun experiences like The Varsity. Or the great medical minds needed with Emory during an extraordinarily wonderful changing time in medicine in the 60s and the 70s, but still a time when many things had no treatments which I was made aware of my home life growing up.)

George did not believe me when I am informed him emphatically not to put the infant seat on the kitchen counters or tables. Only on the floors now, because Katherine is trying to throw herself to the floor to learn to crawl. However, George soon changed his mind and he was completely freaked out. BUT I am informed him we what we really should be freaked out about is the fact that --the mother knows with the infant is trying to do, so we're not in an emergency room explaining how we do not leave our child unattended in an infant seat. Because no person working in the ER was going to believe the fact she is trying to throw herself out of the infant seat by throwing her weight forward. And thinking about it right now reminds me that there were no cell phones to capture this for our defense!

But the next part is what I had difficulty accepting and after two days of freaking out about it I just got over it. I guess some Manhattan Prep-Sirs Gene got passed to her as she decided to skip crawling and go for standing up in the middle of the room without anything helping her. And if you tried to help her then she started to have a Rumpelstiltskin irritation fit about it. And would insist on only being in the middle of the room to work on achieving his feat. So now it was the mother's turn instead of the grandmother to say-- this is completely abnormal --as some of my most joyful memories are helping three younger siblings learn to walk. And it's a very joyful fun time as part of the baby's development! It's a wonderful time to interact with your baby until the moment they let go and no longer need your help (at which time the entire situation turns around to constantly be on your guard about this moving creature's safety).

When I described the situation to George on what's happens while he was at work my last comment was --I told her fine --go ahead --keep trying to stand up ---I'll sit here and fold the clothes on the floor all day and watch you continue to fall down.

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MNEWS: What "student noise"?



College, neighbors struggle to curb student noise

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With school back in session, Riverdalians who live near Manhattan College students’ apartments and favorite haunts say their evening peace and quiet from Thursday through Saturday is at an end. The school’s administration is taking steps to discourage students from being loud, strewing trash and performing functions better done in the privacy of a bathroom along West 238th Street and Greystone Avenue, though officials and residents say getting students to behave is a struggle.

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[JR: Is it legit to say “we were there first”? Hope the future Jaspers calm down. It’s not good for their livers!] 

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JNEWS: Cunningham, Kaitlyn [MCstudent] runs the tunnel



Racing, and remembering those lost on 9/11
By Sean Brennan
Posted 10/8/15

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It’s been a little over 14 years since Stephen Siller, a courageous New York City firefighter, lost his life trying to save others on September 11, 2001. Siller, who called Park Slope’s Squad 1 his work home, is best remembered as the fireman who raced to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and, when he saw the tunnel was already closed, donned 60 pounds of gear and ran through the tunnel to the Twin Towers where he lost his life trying to save others.

Fourteen years has done little to assuage the pain of the Siller family for their loss that fateful day, but out of that dark hour was born the annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk, an event that drew over 30,000 runners in its’ latest installment on Sept. 27. 

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Cunningham, Kaitlyn [MCstudent]

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MFACEBOOK: Mets subway series?


Manhattan College Alumni
6 hrs ·  

Mets and Yankees fans, we're trying to gauge your interest in a potential upcoming event. We can secure space for an alumni outing at Citi Field in the Shea Bridge Terrace (pictured) during next year's Subway Series. Because this is a premium game, ticket prices are bit higher than usual - $125 each including a $30 pre-loaded value to be used anywhere in the park (food, beverages, merchandise). We appreciate your feedback.   

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MNEWS: Artist Laureta Ismailaj in the O'Malley Library



Visual artist opens exhibit at Manhattan College
Photographer's Eye
By Adrian Fussell
Posted 10/8/15

Artwork by artist Laureta Ismailaj in the O'Malley Library on the campus of Manhattan College, seen during the opening reception on Sept. 21.

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[JR: No other details]

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MFACEBOOK: Alma Mater partners with the Wounded Warrior Project


Manhattan College added 4 new photos.
19 mins ·

Honoring its new partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project, Manhattan Athletics welcomed its first speaker today! Rafael Rodriguez has served in the U.S. Army since 1983, and was part of the first-ever Army Reserve Unit from New York State called to war in 2003 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. A former cross country runner, He spoke to the Jasper XC squad about teamwork before their meet in Van Cortlandt Park today. Thank you for your service, Rafael, and # GoJaspers ! http://bit.ly/1GAHHEO

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Tom Rooney
Submitted on 2015/10/09 at 4:17 pm

Great. I’m proud to be a JASPER!!

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Rooney, John Peter (MC1966)

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GOOGLE+: Baldwin, Tamala [MC2004] writing a book


Baldwin, Tamala [MC2004]

2015 10Oct 10 Baldwin 700subscribers

I have been so busy writing this book that some of my other endeavors were pushed to the back.  Needless to say, I am delighted to share that we reached 700 subscribers on Youtube today! I am so HAPPY to be surrounded on all sides by people that believe in me and the work I am trying to do.  Thank you and know I appreciate you.  Next goal 800 and it will be done! Please tell a friend and subscribe <3  www.youtube.com/soulkissestv

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


Good Afternoon All,

I received the above announcement from Jasper Jottings and inadvertently overlooked it. Our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Hubert C. "Bert" Peltier, MD of Williamsburg, Virginia. A U.S. Army Air Force Veteran, was called home on July 4th, 2015. Please keep Bert, his Wife of 63 years, Joan, and their Family in your prayers as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. The Family posted the following Obituary. Thank you God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)


In Memory of
Hubert Conrad Peltier

April 6, 1925 - July 4, 2015
Hubert C. (Bert) Peltier, 90, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2015, with his family present. He was born April 6, 1925 in New York, New York and resided in Williamsburg, Virginia for the past 23 years, after having lived in Indiana, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Tokyo Japan, South Carolina, and Florida. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1943 and Indiana University's School of Medicine in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army and Air Force. He was a physician in a private practice for pediatrics after receiving his M.D. He then served as Research Physician, Chief of Clinical Development, and Manager of Clinical Research for the Upjohn Company; Vice President & Medical Director for Bristol Laboratories; and then after having worked seventeen years for Merck Sharpe & Dohme Research Labs, he finished his career as Senior Vice President of International Corporate Affairs. He then served as consultant and interim Director of Medical Affairs for Sterling Winthrop. He was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, served as Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, was a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Microbiologists, and the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. He was also a member of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association where he served as Vice Chairman of the Research Section and Chairman. Bert loved reading and music and was an accomplished pianist. Bert was an avid sports fan and loved to play golf, bridge, and poker. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joan, of Williamsburg; daughter, Jan Draber and husband, Skip, of Vienna, WV; daughter, Marcia Brinker and husband, Chris, of Wilmington, DE; daughter, Karen Riggert and husband, Dave, of Groton, MA; son, Bret William Peltier, of Kitty Hawk, NC; and son, Jeffrey Hubert Peltier, of Kennett Square, PA; grandchildren, Brandon Peltier; Ross and Lauren Draber; Eric, Ryan and Keith Brinker; Julie, Sarah, and Jacob Riggert; daughter-in-law, Nancy Peltier; sister, Margaret Stapleton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Edward Peltier.
A private service will be held in Williamsburg, VA at a later date.


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[JR: Happens to us all from time time — the inadvertent overlook. Obit only once, thankfully.] 

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ENDNOTE: We abhor more central planning and less personal liberty.



Is the Pope a False Prophet?
By Andrew P. Napolitano
September 24, 2015

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Pope Francis is popular on the world stage, and the crowds love him. But if he fails in his basic duties as the pope, if his concern is more for secular than sacred, if he aids the political agenda of the atheistic left, he is a false prophet leading his flock to a dangerous place, where there is more central planning and less personal liberty.

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Judge Napolitano is not a raving loon, but makes some very germane observations.

I, too, believe that Capitalism is the greatest organizational principle that humanity has ever discovered.

It “motivates” humans to cooperate. If you don’t serve your fellow human, then you’re poor.

The Gooferment has turned being “poor” into “welfare farming”.

I hope that Judge Napolitano is wrong and that Pope Francis fights the welfare / warfare Gooferments and not Capitalism, whose “invisible hand”, have given the poor so much.

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