JASPER JOTTINGS Week 42  - 2015 Oct 18    

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



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POSITRACTION: There is much more truth that you are blind to



ជនរួមជាតិ !
មនុស្សមិនត្រូវមើលងាយមនុស្សទេ... បើអ្នកមិនទាន់បានដឹង ឬបានឃើញការពិត គួរស្វែងរកការពិតឲ្យឃើញសិន ។ ការប្រមាថ លាបពណ៌មនុស្ស ឬធ្វើការវិនិច្ឆ័យមនុស្ស ដោយមិនបានដឹងការពិត វានឹងធ្វើឲ្យអ្នកមានវប្បដិសារីមួយជីវិត ។



People must not look down on people ... If you have not heard or seen the truth should search for the truth. Insult painted or judge people without knowing the facts, it will make you a culture remorse.

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[JR: A five minute video that teaches me a lesson! Watch it and I don’t think you can NOT be moved.] 

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JLINKEDIN: Camilo, Denis [MC2007] Principal Examiner at FINRA



Camilo, Denis [MC2007]
Principal Examiner at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Fort Lee, New Jersey
Financial Services

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


Good Morning All,

Clare, Mike McEneney's Daughter, asks for our prayers for her friend Lori. Lori is in ICU being treated for a very bad case of Pneumonia which has become very difficult to treat. Please raise the volume as we pray that the MDs get it under control and avoid further complications. Please keep Lori and her Family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JNEWS: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) reading on 2015-Oct-14


Hi John,

I'm reading this Wednesday--here's the flyer from the library.

The address you have--you'll see it again at the bottom of this email.


7PM/FREE"Douglas Nicholas-Poetry Reading"

It's at the Rosendale Library.

Here's the address:

264 Main Street, Rosendale, NY. 845-658-9013.
Here's a link to the library website:

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Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964)

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


Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney has informed us that John Horey, who has been in our prayers, died Sunday evening.

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for his Family as they mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray that they find peace in the knowledge that John is at rest in God's Eternal Embrace.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JHQ: Alma Mater doing online masters



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Connect with technology today. Connect with learners for a lifetime. Manhattan College’s online M.S. in Instructional Design and Delivery teaches you how to reach learners through instructional design…ONLINE.MANHATTAN.EDU

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JOBIT: Hackett, Joseph "Frank" [MC1967 RIP] on 2015-Oct-02



Joseph "Frank" Hackett
(1932 - 2015)

Joseph “Frank" Hackett peacefully joined his loved ones in Heaven on October 2, 2015 after a brief illness with Cancer of the lung.

He was born Nov. 5, 1932 in Bronx, NY to Thomas and Nellie (McGarry) Hackett (Both from Ireland). He married Florence Gear in 1955 and saw the birth of Thomas, Maureen and Joseph. After her demise in 1961,with the help of family he raised the three children himself. In 1971, he married Eileen Costello in Richmond Hill, NY and they added Timothy and Kevin to the family.

He served in the Marine Corps, pst Division, 7th Regimen during the Korean War. He graduated from Manhattan College and worked 35 years for Union Carbide Corp., Eveready Battery Div. and Ralston Purina as a Sales Rep.

In 1990, after retiring, the family moved from Wall Township, NJ to Palm Desert and opened Marblelife of Palm Springs, a marble restoration business, later known as Marblecare.

He enjoyed playing baseball growing up, and later coached his sons in baseball and basketball. An avid, and sometimes frustrated NY Giant football fan, Sunday was his day to get the "Giant" headache.

He loved to tell stories and sing "Danny Boy". He enjoyed reading, going to the casino, vacationing in Cabo San Lucas and especially the trip to Ireland to see his relatives.

He is predeceased by his brother Thomas, sisters Elinore (Eastman), Rita (Kirwin) and son, Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Eileen; children Maureen (Bender), Joseph, Timothy, Kevin (Tamara) Hackett; and grandchildren Thomas, James, Daniel, Rylie and Haydin.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Palm Desert on Oct. 16 at 10am preceded by the Rosary at 9:30. A reception will follow at Chaparral Country Club. He will be buried at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Sea Girt, NJ. on Oct. 24th. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to School Sisters of Notre Dame, Wilton, CT., 06897 or Maryknoll Sisters of St, Dominic, Maryknoll, NY,10545.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: desertsun.com/obituaries.

Published in The Desert Sun on Oct. 14, 2015


Hackett, Joseph "Frank" [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/thedesertsun/joseph-hackett-frank-condolences/176099795?cid=full

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Dear John,

             I believe that Joseph (Frank) is a member of the Class of 1967.

               May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Hackett, Joseph "Frank" [MC1967 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Murphy, Robert F. [MC1957 RIP] on 2015-Oct-12



Robert Murphy
1935 - 2015

ALBANY - Robert F. Murphy passed away on Monday, October 12 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY surrounded by his loving family.

He was 80 Years old. Born on July 17, 1935 in Albany, NY, he was the son of the late Francis and Helen Ryan Murphy. Bob was an exceptional athlete, excelling in basketball and baseball for CBA High School. From there he received a full scholarship to Manhattan College where he excelled at both sports. His college basketball home court was Madison Square Garden, where he and his teammates faced several future NBA players.

Upon graduation from college Bob received an offer to play for the Boston Redsoxs and was a territorial draft pick for the New York Knicks. He decided to start his career as an educator and coach in the capital district. He was a beloved coach for various varsity teams in the area including CBA, Cohoes, Albany and finally Saratoga Springs. Bob worked for the Saratoga Springs School District for over 27 years as an assistant principal and coach for several of their athletic teams.

Upon his retirement in 1992 from the school district, Mr. Murphy took employment with Saratoga County as the DWI Coordinator and Director and was still active with that position.

Mr. Murphy was a long time member of the McGregor Links Country Club and was Club Champion in 1986 and Senior Club Champion in 2009. It was there you would find Bob on Saturdays and Sundays for his early morning tee times and all the various McGregor Links events.

Bob is predeceased by his beloved mother Helen, father Francis and his grandson Thomas John Murphy. Survivors include his wife of over 30 years, Melanie; sons, Thomas R. Murphy (Saratoga Springs, NY), James P. Murphy (Saratoga Springs, NY); daughter, Karen (Steven) Hefter (Hughesville, MD); step daughters, Lisa Thomas (Saratoga Springs, NY), Kim (Alex) Fiore (Miami, FL), Carol Pollett (Saratoga Springs, NY); brother William (Kathy) Murphy, Chicago, Il; grandchildren, Alicia, Lauren, Olivia, Matthew, Keegan, Kennedy, Cody, Chad, Nicole, Jordan, Steven, Erica, Kelly, Billy; three great grandchildren and countless close friends and past student athletes.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 18 from 1:00 to 4:00pm at the McGregor Links Country Club, 359 Northern Pines, Rd., Wilton, NY 12831. A celebration of life will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Robert F. Murphy Athletic Scholarship Fund and mailed to Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 OR The Saratoga Hospital Foundation, in the name of Robert Murphy, sent to The Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Arrangements are entrusted to the Tunison Funeral Home 105 Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY. Online remembrances may be made at www.tunisonfuneralhome.com.

Published in www.saratogian.com on Oct. 15, 2015


Murphy, Robert F. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

            I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1957.

                May He Rest In Peace,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Murphy, Robert F. [MC1957 RIP]

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

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JHQ: Alma Mater may expand by Gaelic Park



Manhattan College has expansion plans
By Isabel Angell
Posted 10/14/15

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Manhattan College is planning to expand its campus within the next decade. The plans could include buying two lots on West 240th Street between Irwin and Tibbett Avenues, just across the street from Gaelic Park.
College officials have not finalized a master plan, or made the draft public, but an April article in the college’s newspaper

The Quadrangle explained that officials want to expand their science-focused south campus and further integrate it with the main campus. That would require the college to purchase the lots on West 240th Street, which include Karl’s Auto Body and the now-closed Riverdale Auto Body.

The article also quoted Andy Ryan, the college’s vice president of facilities, as saying he was “reasonably confident” the school could acquire the land.

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[JR: Grow or die.] 

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JFOUND: Cusack, John L. [MC1973] speaks on "Sustainability"



Professor will explain meaning of sustainability at next Bergren Forum session

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Alfred University’s (AU) longstanding lunchtime series, the Bergren Forum, continues Thursday, Oct. 22, at 12:10 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center with a talk on “What Do We Mean By Sustainability?”

The program is free and open to the public.

The session will be presented by John L. Cusack, an adjunct professor in the AU School of Business with the MBA program (masters of business administration), as well as the founder and president of Gifford Park Associates (GPA), Bronxville. GPA is a sustainability management advisory firm specializing in sustainability finance, management and implementation, responsible investing, clean technologies, climate change, environmental risks disclosure, and the relationship between the sustainability and financial performance of firms.

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Cusack received both a bachelor of civil engineering degree and a master of environmental engineering and from Manhattan College. He then went on to earn an MBA in management from New York University- Leonard N. School of Business.

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Cusack, John L. [MC????]

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Dear John,

          I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1973.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cusack, John L. [MC1973]

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MNEWS: Alma Mater is valuable



New data shows that a degree from Manhattan College is worth more than an Ivy.

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[JR: Old “news” but fun to think about!] 

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


Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney has shared the sad news that his Friend, Msgr. James Cassidy who has been in our Prayers was called home on October 14, 2015. We pray for the repose of his soul, for his Family, Community and friends. A good man has been called home to be at rest in God's Eternal Embrace. Msgr. Cassidy Babtized all four of Mike and Cathie's children and celebrated Mike and Cathie's 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JFOUND: McNally, James J. [MC1975] honored by UNM


UNM School of Engineering honors seven distinguished alumni
Part of homecoming week celebrations
By Kim Delker — October 16, 2015

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James J. McNally
(Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, '86)

James McNally, of Albuquerque, is director of strategic development for Applied Technology Associates (ATA) and chairman of the New Mexico Optics Industry Association.

He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UNM in 1986. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and a master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Before joining ATA, McNally was founding CEO and chairman of TruTouch Technologies Inc., which developed and marketed the world’s first non-invasive alcohol measurement product, recognized by Time magazine as an Invention of the Year in 2006.

He was an associate professor and director of research at the physics department at the U.S. Air Force Academy. McNally is a fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), was inducted into the Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu Honor Societies. He serves on the UNM Health Science Center Conflict of Interest Committee and the advisory boards for the UNM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the UNM optical science and engineering graduate program, and the Central New Mexico Community College photonics program. 

Jim is the proud father of four children with five grandchildren, and just celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary with his beautiful wife, Mary Ann.

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McNally, James J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McNally, James J. [MC1975]

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JFACEBOOK: Carroll, Kirsten [MC2006] has an interesting picture


FROM FACEBOOK on Kirsten Carroll’s profile

2015 10Oct 16 Kirsten Carroll

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Dear John,

              I believe that Kirsten is a member of the Class of 2006.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Carroll, Kirsten [MC2006]

[JR: Draw your own conclusions?] 

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ENDNOTE: Are the "homeless" just ignored?



Homeless woman found dead at Hong Kong McDonald’s 24 hours after she sat down as unaware customers ate
Social welfare groups have raised concerns about the lack of support for people living on the fringes of society
PUBLISHED : Sunday, 04 October, 2015, 1:57pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 04 October, 2015, 8:22pm
Gloria Changloria.chan@scmp.com
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Police are trying to confirm the identity of a homeless woman who was found dead in a 24-hour McDonald’s outlet at a public housing estate in Kowloon Bay yesterday morning.

The case has raised concern among social welfare groups about the lack of support for people living on the fringes of society.

The woman, aged around 50 to 60 years, was found slumped over her table in a quiet corner, 24 hours after she entered the restaurant at Ping Shek Estate, while other customers were unaware what had happened.

She was 1.6 metres tall, with short black hair and wearing black-rimmed glasses. She was dressed in a gray long-sleeved overcoat, white t-shirt and black trousers, and wore slippers. Although she had a bag and a wallet on her, she had no identification documents.

It is believed she was a street-sleeper who regularly spent her nights in McDonald’s.

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So sad.
Family? No friends? No one to care about her passing?
Makes you wonder what a cold and heartless species we are.
And, no, I don’t want some Gooferment program to take care of everyone from cradle to grave.
Just personal compassion and charity.
Dona Nobis Pacem
Requiescat In Pacem, poor soul.
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