JASPER JOTTINGS Week 45  - 2015 Nov 08    

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



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POSITRACTION: Medicine Hat adopted Housing First; great results



The First Canadian City to Eliminate Homelessness –Here’s How They Did It
by Terry Turner - October 7, 2015

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For the homeless population of Medicine Hat, Alberta, the right dose of the perfect solution has led to an amazing revolution.

Tonight, every one of the city’s 60,000 people are sleeping with a roof over their heads, thanks to the Canadian city’s new policy that mandates housing for anyone who has spent 10 days in a shelter or on the streets.

When city officials learn of a person living in these circumstances, they move the individual (or family) into a house or apartment. In fact, Mayor Ted Clugston says 10 days is the absolute limit—the city usually finds housing for homeless people even quicker than that.

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The city started building new homes for the homeless in 2009 and has moved nearly 900 people off the streets since then. It costs the city about $20,000 a year to house a homeless person — but $100,000 a year if they are living on the streets.

Since Medicine Hat adopted Housing First, police calls about homeless people and emergency room visits have plummeted.

(Photo of homeless native couple by Doug Brown, CC — Story tip: Murray Lindsay)

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As much as I am against Gooferment programs, here’s one that seems to make sense.

First, it’s about cutting costs — an 80% cut in direct costs, and an unspecified drop in police and ER costs.

Second, it’s about rehabilitation. Get people off the streets and into treatment.

Third, it’s local. Work is done closest to the “problem”; so it has a high success rate with politicians and bureaucrats making “rules”.

The only thing that could be better is if it’s voluntarily funded.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) Addis Hope update


Dear Donor Partner and Friend of Addis Hope,

First, Ruth Girmay, my Addis Hope Lasallian colleague, and I want to thank you for your continued support of our children at Addis Hope School. Without your generosity our school could not be the success it has become.

Second, I want to let you know about some exciting changes in our program. Rich Wilkie, a retired sales and marketing executive, will assume the position of Volunteer Development Director for Addis Hope School. Rich is a former student of Dr. Richard O’Connell (formerly Brother Conrad) who taught Rich at St. Raymond’s School in the Bronx. It has been through the close bond that Richard O’Connell has had with this class that they have become ongoing supporters of Addis Hope. Rich Wilkie says, “Like so many Brothers’ boys I am grateful to the Brothers for the way they contributed to my life. I promise to work as hard for the kids in Ethiopia as the Brothers did for me so many years ago.”

Over the next year you will be receiving communication from Rich Wilkie and me updating you regarding the Addis Hope program. We thank you for your support and ask your help in identifying people like you who can render assistance to our children, the poorest of the poor.

God bless,

Brother Gregory Flynn (flynnfsc2@gmail.com)

Ruth Girmay (fraruth@yahoo.com)

Donations (which are now tax exempt) should be made out to:
Brothers of the Christian Schools (stating Addis Hope in the memo)
Mail to:
Brother Timothy Froehlich
444 A Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ 07724

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Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957)

[JR: There were two pictures attached but they were corrupted I presume in transit.]

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JOBIT: Devey, Donald Peter [MC1956 RIP] on 2015-Oct-05 by Miele, Michael (MC1982)


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'Michael Miele'
Oct 26 at 7:51 AM

Hello John,

I didn't see mention of Don Devey's recent passing in your newsletter. A good man.

Michael J. Miele

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Miele, Michael (MC1982)

[JR: It didn’t show on any of my searches. Unfortunately unless the Funeral Home puts it up on Legacy or Dignity or the family pays to publish it in a newspaper indexed by Google (not all are), then it’s “invisible” to me. Hence I need all the “eyes, ears, and fingers” of our fellow alums to pass the word along. Thanks for the update and a chance to explain.] 

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Donald Peter Devey, 11/15/1934 – 10/05/2015 of Somers, NY a former longtime resident of Katonah, NY.

Don Devey was an ordinary man, who has done extraordinary things. An obituary captures statistics, a life of quiet accomplishment is sometimes only captured in the memory of loved ones. Don approached life with wit, humor and a sparkle in his eye.

The son of George and Dorothy (Lyons) Devey, Don was born in his parent’s house in the Elmhurst section of Queens in 1934. It was also in Elmhurst, where he met the love of his life, Ellen Brett, when their mothers were chatting (Ellen still in the womb). They have had a fabulous marriage that has thrived for 59 years.

Don attended Bishop Laughlin High School where he was very active on the track and cross-country teams. He earned a BA from Manhattan College where he majored in Labor Relations and his fraternity, Sigma Beta Kappa and those brothers were very important to him. The fraternity had a motto which he embraced in his everyday life “Esse Quam Videri”; “to be, rather than seem to be”. He also earned an MBA from New York University.

He was married to Ellen soon after graduation from Manhattan, and by the end of the following year had their first child, a boy, then another boy, boy, boy, Girl, boy and at last another boy. Within the space of ten years the Devey family measured 9 strong.

Don worked all his life; he worked to support his family, he worked for social justice and sometimes was able to combine the two goals. He started his career at Western Electric, moved to S.R.A. and spent 28 years at IBM. At IBM he did many things. He led programs for the “hard core” unemployed and he helped to architect many national privacy policies. He spoke before committees of Congress, developed the career paths of IBM executives and championed the IBM program for Equal Opportunity.

In his personal life, Don was president of the Northern Westchester Council on Equality (NEWCOE). He was a member of the St. Mary’s Parish Council several times and a Lector at Saint Matthias Church in Bedford Hills where his voice could be heard booming for over 30 years. He joined a prison focused ministry, Anti-Violence Programs (AVP), leading a series of sessions. After retirement he was a consultant for the National Executive Service Corps (NESC) and lent his skills to the Yonkers and White Plains school districts as well as individual not for profits. He was the Affordable Housing Chairman for the Town of Bedford, the President of the Blue Mountain Housing Corporation. Don was also one of the founders of what is now known as the Community Center of Northern Westchester, where he loved bagging food for the customers. He was awarded the Schaeffer Award by the Katonah Rotary. He was the Knights of Columbus “Man of the Year” recipient.

Don is pre-deceased by his brother Roger, his son Christopher and his grandson Eric. He is survived by his loving wife Ellen, and revered by all those who had the pleasure to meet him and the countless lives that he has touched. Don leaves behind his six children.

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, wife Barbara of Montague, MA and their children Anna (Rapp) and Nicholas. Don’s first great grandchild Arthur Donald Rapp. Michael Rhodes-Devey, wife Christine of Delmar, NY and Michael’s children Rachel and Brian. Peter, wife Jane McLoughlin of Somers, NY. MaryEllen (McLaughlin), husband Doug of Katonah, NY and their children Clare, Dan and Grace. Mathew, wife Maura of Goldens Bridge, NY and their children Dennis, Bridget and Brian. Lawrence, wife Mary Cate of North Salem, NY and their children Cate, Sean, Ryan and Luke.

The Family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, in Somers, NY. On Thursday, Oct 8 @ 11:30am. Burial will follow at St Joseph’s Cemetery, Route 202, Somers.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, Don would have appreciated contributions to the Community Center of Northern Westchester (http://communitycenternw.org/donate-funds). He would also encourage you to be the best person you can be, follow in the ways of Christ, and to care for others before yourself.


Devey, Donald Peter [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

[JR: Sad that all his accomplishments were never reported in Jasper Jottings. Argh! Can’t find what is not reported. How many other inspirations go missing. Argh!] 

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Dear John,

          I believe that Donald is a member of the Class of 1956.

              May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Devey, Donald Peter [MC1956 RIP]

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

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MOBIT: Goodman, Miles [MCxfaculty RIP] on 2015-Oct-29



Miles Goodman

Miles Goodman, 82, passed away peacefully Thursday October 29, 2015 at Hospice of Palm Beach County in Delray Beach.

He leaves his wife of 53 years, Barbara (Solomon) Goodman; his son Wayne Goodman and his wife Karin Goodman; his daughter Valerie Cuseo and her husband Rick Cuseo; his three granddaughters Amber, Addison and Alexa Goodman, family and close friends. Born on April 6, 1933, in New York, New York, to Arthur and Julia (Goldblatt) Goodman, he was the eldest of three sons.

Mr. Goodman's interest in academia began at a young age, and his study of chemistry, physics and math led to a long and fulfilling career in teaching. He graduated from Brooklyn College, earned his Master of Arts degree at Yale University, and continued his doctoral studies at Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Mr. Goodman was an assistant professor at Manhattan College. He married his sweetheart Barbara on June 24, 1962. In 1963 he joined the founding faculty at Kingsborough Community College. Over the next 32 years he became tenured, and served as a Dean and as Chairman of the Physical Sciences Department. In 1995, he retired as an Emeritus Professor, and moved to Florida, where he enjoyed 20 years of leisure.

Mr. Goodman will be remembered as a loyal, loving husband, doting father and grandfather, and respected member of the community.

Arrangements are with Beth Israel Memorial Chapel. Donations may be sent to Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation.

Funeral Home
Beth Israel Memorial Chapel
5808 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33484

Published in Sun-Sentinel on Oct. 31, 2015


Goodman, Miles [MCxfaculty RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/sunsentinel/miles-goodman-condolences/176289110?cid=full

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

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JNEWS: Litts, Herbert W. III [MC1977] runs for reelection in Ulster County



First-term GOP legislator faces Democratic opponent in Ulster County District 9
By Patricia Doxsey, Daily Freeman
POSTED: 10/30/15, 3:46 PM EDT | UPDATED: 1 DAY AGO

KINGSTON >> Voters in Ulster County Legislature District 9 will choose on Tuesday between freshman Republican incumbent Herbert Litts and Democrat Jonathan Ridgeway.

District 9 comprises parts of the towns of Plattekill and Lloyd.

Litts, 59, is serving his first two-year term as a legislator. He is a former Lloyd Town Board member who also served on the town Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board, as well as the local Waterfront Revitalization Board, Economic Development Committee and the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee.

He said as a county legislator, his goals are fiscal responsibility and being responsive to the concerns of the residents of District 9.

A civil engineer who was the lead engineer for acceptance on the new Tappan Zee Bridge project, Litts lives on Hawley’s Corners Road in the Lloyd hamlet of Highland.

He is a 1973 graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College.

A registered Republican, Litts will run on the GOP and Conservative lines on the ballot.

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Patricia Doxsey
Since 1990, Patricia Doxsey has been a reporter for the Freeman, covering politics, crime, and government affairs. Reach the author at pdoxsey@freemanonline.com or follow Patricia on Twitter: @pattiatfreeman.

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Litts, Herbert W. III [MC1977]

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JFACEBOOK: William, Matthew [MC????] engaged to Kellie Hayden


2015 11Nov 01 Matthew William

Chris Porter feeling excited17 hrs Del Norte, SC Congrats to my brother Matthew William and his beautiful bride to be Kellie Hayden on your engagement!!! Can't wait for the wedding lol

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William, Matthew [MC????]

EC&A Consultant at Nexant
Studied Chemical Engineering at Manhattan CollegePast: Highland High School, New York
Lives in Norwalk, ConnecticutFrom Highland, New York
In a relationship with Kellie Hayden

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Morkan, Br. Francis Patrick [MC1949 RIP] on 2015-Oct-28



Br. Francis Patrick Morkan CFC (1928 - 2015)

Rev. Brother Francis Patrick Morkan C.F.C. passed away on October 28, 2015.

Brother Morkan was born on September 17, 1928 in New York, the son of Patrick and Mary Quinn Morkan. He is a graduate of Holy Name of Jesus grammar school, Power Memorial High School, Manhattan College where he graduated with a BBA in Business and NY University graduating with his MA in Business.

Brother Morkan entered the congregation on June 29, 1949 and took his final vows on June 27, 1957. His ministry took him to many positions including Rice High School in New York City where he was a faculty member and principal, Holy Cross School, Newfoundland, All Hallows, Bronx, NY as Superior, Santa Maria Novitiate as Novice Master, Iona Prep, Power Memorial Academy, Eastern American Province as Consultor, Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons Community, Schenectady, NY, Christian Brothers West Side Community in New York City, St. Joseph's Residence Community in New Rochelle, NY and his final residence at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Br. Morkan is predeceased by his parents and three sisters Eleanor, Gloria and Marion as well as by his brother Patrick. A wake will be held at St. Joseph's Residence, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, NY on Wednesday from 2 PM to 4 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Church, Mayflower Ave., New Rochelle, NY on Thursday at 9:30 AM. Internment to follow at Christian Brothers Cemetery in West Park, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to St. Joseph's Residence.

Funeral Home
Graham Funeral Home
1036 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580

Published in the lohud.com on Nov. 2, 2015


Morkan, Br. Francis Patrick [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/francis-patrick-morkan-condolences/176301116?cid=full

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Dear John,

           I believe that Brother is a member of the Class of 1949.

             May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Morkan, Br. Francis Patrick [MC1949 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Giancarlo, Hector Rocco [MC1953 RIP] on 2015-Oct-31



Dr. Hector Giancarlo (1931 - 2015)


Dr. Hector Rocco, 84 of Delray Beach, FL formerly of Englewood, NJ entered into eternal rest on October 28, 2015.

Born in Newark, NJ, Dr. Giancarlo was a graduate of Manhattan College, BS 1953, University of Padua, MD 1957, served his internship at the Jersey City Medical Center, and served his residency in General Surgery and Otolaryngology at New York Eye & Ear. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Head and Neck Society.

In 1954, Dr. Giancarlo was one of six survivors of an Air Italia flight from Rome to New York which crashed upon decent to New York's Idlewild Airport.

As a physician, Dr. Giancarlo was the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions and he received national attention for his pioneering surgical procedures in voice-box reconstruction. Dr. Giancarlo was the Chief of Surgery at New York Eye & Ear and had associations, department authority and/or professorships with several area hospitals.

Dr. Giancarlo was also co-founder of the Allandale Community for Senior Living, a facility that has grown to over 300 beds and was one of the first senior homes in New Jersey to offer a continuum of care for its residents.

In retirement, Dr. Giancarlo enjoyed collecting, woodworking and the company of his family.

He is survived by his loving family; son Charles Henry (Diane) and their three children, Gianna, Marielle and Andrew, son James Christopher (Regina) and their three children, Emma, Luke and Henry, son Michael Damian (Melissa) and their two children, Isabella and Christian and his son Timothy Paul (Sandra) and their two children, Giovanna and Julian.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday November 4th from 7-9 PM and on Thursday November 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home 306 East Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday November 6th at 10 AM at the Sacred Heart Church 102 Park Street in Haworth. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in N. Arlington. The family has expressed their wish that gestures of sympathy in lieu of flowers be made by charitable donations to the "Johns Hopkins University", c/o Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 550 North Broadway, 7th Floor, Baltimore MD, 21205 with a note indicating the donation is in memory of Dr. Hector Giancarlo to benefit the research of Dr. Daniel Drachman in the Department of Neurology. Arrangements entrusted to the C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.

C. C. Van Emburgh - Ridgewood
306 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 445-0344

Published in The Record on Nov. 3, 2015


Giancarlo, Hector Rocco [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/hector-giancarlo-condolences/176320446?cid=full

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Dear John,

          I believe that Hector is a member of that Great Class of 1953.

              May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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

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JNEWS: McDonnell, John J. 'Jack’ Jr. [MC1959] BoD CirrusWorks



Jack McDonnell to Join Board of Directors of CirrusWorks, Inc.
Bandwidth Optimization Company gets backing from Data Communications Pioneer
Falls Church, VA - November 3, 2015 - (Newswire.com)

CirrusWorks, Inc. (www.cirrusworks.net) is pleased to announce the addition of John J. (“Jack”) McDonnell, Jr. to its Board of Directors. A serial entrepreneur, Jack McDonnell brings decades of experience building, managing and funding global data communications companies.

Mr. McDonnell has a long and successful history with the CirrusWorks team. He was an original investor in Core Communications, founded in 1999 by CirrusWorks executives. Core Communications became the market leader in hospitality conference Internet solutions, and was sold to Swisscom AG (www.swisscom.ch) in 2006 to become the largest provider of hotel guest Internet services in the world. Prior to Core and Swisscom, the CirrusWorks engineering team worked for Mr. McDonnell at TNS, Inc., the financial transaction network services company he founded in 1990 and took public in 1994. Much of the technical development of CirrusWorks owes its legacy to Jack McDonnell and his foresight.

“I am delighted to be joining the Board of CirrusWorks. The company has built a unique, disruptive technology that provides a simple, effective solution to over-subscribed networks,” said Mr. McDonnell. “Anyone who has experienced slow WiFi can attest to the need for better, smarter and faster bandwidth management.”

Mr. McDonnell is a pioneer in the electronic payments industry. Between tours at TNS, Inc., Mr. McDonnell was Chief Executive Officer of PaylinX Corporation, sold to Cybersource in September 2000, after which he served on the Cybersource Board of Directors until sold to Visa, Inc. Mr. McDonnell also served on the Board of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. as well as several privately held companies. He recently served as Chairman and CEO of terminal solutions provider Exadigm. Currently, he is Chairman of Phoenix Managed Networks (“PMN”), an international network services company focused exclusively on electronic payments.

Mr. McDonnell is one of the founding members of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association (www.efta.org). He holds a BSEE from Manhattan College and an MSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. McDonnell joins Gareth Moore on the Board of Directors of CirrusWorks, representing the Series-A investment in the company, along with founders David Giannini and Richard Sternitzke.

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McDonnell, John J. 'Jack’ Jr. [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1959


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McDonnell, John J. 'Jack’ Jr. [MC1959]

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JNEWS: McKinstry, Jerry [MC1995] managing director of The November Team



Ridgefield Man Joins November Team As New Managing Director
by Ken Davis 11/03/2015 business

2015 11Nov 03 mckinstry ythpdc

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The November Team, a leading New York political and corporate communications firm, has named Jerry McKinstry, of Ridgefield, its new managing director.

McKinstry, a seasoned communications executive and a former Newsday columnist and editorial board member, will oversee TNT's corporate communications unit and buttress the firm's rapidly expanding political communications operation.

"Jerry McKinstry is a No. 1 draft pick -- as a strategist, writer, and client manager -- and The November Team couldn't be more excited to welcome him aboard," said TNT co-founder Bill O'Reilly. "As a former journalist and editorial board member, Jerry will offer November's clients extraordinary insights into the news media and a deep intellectual maturity to help them develop winning press strategies."

TNT partner and co-founder Jessica Proud was also enthusiastic about Ministry's appointment as managing director.

"We first came to know and respect Jerry as a tough and even-handed journalist, and later as a friend and PR colleague," said Proud. "Jerry is smart, honest, fearless and hard-working, and that's exactly what we were looking for in a managing director. The November Team is a growing firm, and we have every confidence that Jerry is the right professional to manage that growth."

McKinstry, a Yonkers native who now lives in Ridgefield, most recently was a senior account executive at Thompson & Bender, a leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency based in Briarcliff Manor, where he was responsible for a wide array of corporate, government, real estate, not-for-profit and education clients.

Before working in public relations, McKinstry was a columnist and editorial board member for Newsday, where he was responsible for coverage areas, including New York State politics and policy issues pertaining to the northern suburbs of New York City and the Hudson Valley.

Before Newsday, McKinstry was an investigative reporter and political correspondent for The Journal News/LoHud.com where he covered county government, state affairs and politics.

While at Gannett, McKinstry was for 10 years an adjunct professor at Iona College, where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in journalism, editing and media history.

He received a bachelor of arts in political science and economics from Manhattan College and a master's degree in Print and Online Journalism from Iona College.

At The November Team, McKinstry will be working with existing clients, which include candidates for office, issues campaigns, crisis communications and corporate media training, while also being tasked with growing the firm's corporate clientele in the Tri-State area.

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McKinstry, Jerry [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Gerald (Jerry) is a member of the Class of 1995.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McKinstry, Jerry [MC1995]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays in thanks


Good Afternoon All,

Great news from Jim Smith. His surgery went well, a little painful but O'K. Thanks to all of you for your prayers and kind thoughts. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for a mend


Good Afternoon All,

From Mike McEneney's High School Classmate and Fellow Jasper, John Sullivan '63, comes a grateful thank you for your prayers. John has been in our prayers and he is home now and on the mend after a close call. As John also says, "Prayer Works" and a prayer of thanks would not be remiss. Thank you John and Mike. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JHQ: November Alumni Connection


November Alumni Connection

Sunday, November 15 - Thursday, November 19, 2015 | Various Locations
California Alumni Events

Thursday, November 19, 2015 | Manhattan College Campus
35th Anniversary of Study Abroad

Thursday, December 3, 2015 | Maggiano's Little Italy
Philadelphia Alumni Reception

Friday, December 4, 2015 | University Park Country Club
Sarasota Alumni Luncheon

Friday, December 4, 2015 | Wolf's 1-11 Arena Grill
Siena Pregame Reception

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | Boston Symphony Hall
Boston Holiday Pops Alumni Outing

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Set for Nov. 7
Br. Patrick Horner Receives Costello Excellence in Teaching Award
Engineering Students Raise Awareness of Women in STEM

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JFACEBOOK: Kriner, Rob [MC2005] supports IAVA


Rob Kriner
14 mins

Hey there fellow Jasper alums! I'm volunteering with IAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America), a veteran services organization here in NYC. If you're a veteran (or know one) that will be in NYC for Veteran's Day, check out the VetTogether events that IAVA is holding across the city. If you're not in NYC don't worry - there are other events going on across the country. Check them out and I'm available if anyone has questions. Thanks!


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Kriner, Rob [MC????]

Product Manager at Wolters Kluwer
Studied Corporate Communications at Manhattan College
Lives in Warwick, New York From Queens, New York
Married to Eiram Uolegnave

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Dear John,

              I believe that Rob is a member of the Class of 2005.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kriner, Rob [MC2005]

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MNEWS: Evans, John [MCstudent] "All The Best Things"



Writer is sightless but not without insight
By Anthony Capote
Posted 11/5/15

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John Evans began to lose his sight at the age of 5 while playing a game of dice on a playground.

He remembers that as doctors told him a genetic disorder was the cause of the problem, his biggest worry was not the many adjustments he would have to make for the rest of his life. He dreaded never being able to watch a movie again.

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That was when he decided to become a writer.

“That psychological trigger led me to say, ‘Well, if I can’t see the things that I want to see, I should write the things that I want to see,” he said. “And I should write them and honestly and humanly possible.”

Since then, Mr. Evans, now a Manhattan College junior, has published three collections of poetry. He does this by typing into a custom, braille-etched keyboard on his laptop, which can then read his work back to him so he can self-edit.

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The book, which is being self-published, is a semi-autobiographical account of Mr. Evans’ time as a folk musician in Riverdale and his native Dobbs Ferry, alongside his lifelong friend Matt Lewis.

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Evans, John [MCstudent]

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JNEWS: Cotter, Robert J. [MC1979] volunteers at Community Foundation of Putnam County


Community Foundation of Putnam County Launches Dyson Challenge
Posted on: November 5, 2015.
Posted by: Roger Connor

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POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Nathaniel Prentice, Nancy Rossi Brownell and a newly formed advisory board are on a mission to raise at least $100,000 this year for the Community Foundation of Putnam County, thanks to a matching challenge grant of $100,000 from the Dyson Foundation.

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Robert J. Cotter of Cold Spring is a life-long resident of the Hudson Valley. He volunteers for Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown, as well as F.I.S.H in Philipstown. Cotter retired after 30 years with IBM, where he served as the Director of Customer Service for Large Clients. He holds an undergraduate degree from Manhattan College.

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Cotter, Robert J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1979.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cotter, Robert J. [MC1979]

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JNEWS: McLaughlin, Domenick [MC????] to Siegfried in Atlanta



The Siegfried Group Welcomes New Professionals from the Charlotte, D.C. and Atlanta Markets for New Hire Orientation

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Domenick McLaughlin

Domenick is a Senior Associate who joins the Atlanta Market. He comes to Siegfried from Deloitte, where he gained three years of audit experience with a primary focus in the financial services industry. He received a dual degree with his Bachelors of Science in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration from Manhattan College.

Domenick's natural ability to develop chemistry with those that he works with makes him a strong team player. His personal qualities paired with his hard work ethic and drive to deliver exceptional client service, make him an asset to any team. Domenick says, "The possibility of being able to work on new and exciting projects for different clients in different industries alongside high quality professionals made The Siegfried Group the best place to work."

In his free time, Domenick stays active through sports and travel. He enjoys playing in intramural Frisbee and softball leagues. Originally from New York, he loves to follow all of his New York teams and his beloved Manhattan College Jaspers. Whenever the Jaspers (rarely) make the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, he is able to talk himself into believing they could win it all no matter the field. He also enjoys traveling whenever he can. He has visited England, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Jamaica and Mexico and has plans to see much more of the world in the future.

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McLaughlin, Domenick [MC????]

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JOY: Williams, Catriona [MC2004] weds


On 11/6/2015 4:46 PM, Jasper Fjohn68  [JasperJottingsEditorial] wrote:

Catriona Williams

Gemma Burtenshaw added 3 new photos — with Catriona Williams and Stephen Bryan.
29 mins
So we came to New York & decided sure why not lets GET MARRIED 😘👰🏼💍👨‍👩‍👧

2015 11Nov 06 Catriona Williams

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Dear John,

            I believe that Catriona is a member of the Class of 2004.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Williams, Catriona [MC2004]

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ENDNOTE: The “three no’s” Nobel Prize winner for medicine



She Had No Medical Degree or PhD But Just Won Nobel Prize for Medicine
by Terry Turner - October 8, 2015

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The first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize is being called the “three no’s” winner in her home country — no medical degree, no doctorate, and no time spent working overseas.

It would be her understanding of ancient Chinese medicine that led Tu Youyou on her unlikely path to creating a drug to fight malaria and the 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine this week.

In the 1960s, Chinese leader Mao Zedong demanded a cure for malaria. Tu, who had only an undergraduate degree in pharmacology, was among those sent to work on the project.

At the time, nearly a quarter million different compounds had been tried worldwide to fight the disease. Nothing worked well.

Tu studied ancient texts and found the Chinese had used sweet wormwood around 400 AD. The team had no success at first, but Tu dived back into her reading, adjusted the recipe, and boiled an extract of the wormwood — artemsinin in 1972.

She also volunteered to be the first human treated with the new drug.

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At the time, Tu’s contributions were not well known. It was at the height of communist isolation in China, just before relations with the west began to thaw. Her research was published anonymously in 1977 and only years later did her role become public.

Today, the drug she discovered is the standard medicine used to treat the disease and has been credited with saving millions of lives around the world.

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Ahhh, yes, tell me again how smart we are?

And, please explain to me how we can afford to “waste” the approximately 50% of the human talent bestowed upon us by God just because they are female?

What else has “humanity” “known”, but forgotten about?

Is the cure for cancer locked up in that 1928 Ugandan study that showed the native vegetarian diet gives them virtual immunity to cancer, heart attacks, and strokes?

Yeah, if humans would stop being so “smart” (aka arrogant know it alls), then maybe a lot of problems would cease to exist.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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