JASPER JOTTINGS Week 06  - 2016 Feb 07    

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



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POSITRACTION: Social media does a mitzvah for a four-year-old girl in India with a tumour



Pictured: The four-year-old girl in India with a tumour on her head the size of a football

Renu's tumour had been growing since birth out the back of her head
But her hard up parents couldn't afford the medical bill to have it removed
Renu, of Uttar Pradesh, finally operated on after a social media campaign
Doctor warned without surgery the tumour would have eventually ruptured
PUBLISHED: 04:27 EST, 15 January 2016 | UPDATED: 12:25 EST, 15 January 2016

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Renu's father Jhinkant told MailOnline: 'I don't know what social media is and how it works But one thing I know it that it helped save my child's life. I don't know the man who put up a plea to help Renu. This act of compassion and benevolence has restored my faith in humanity. God bless them all.'

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This is what we need more of and less Kardashians on social media.

As the human race, “we” need to figure out how to end such poverty.

And, no, it’s not more global Gooferment and higher taxes.

“We” need to spread free markets, education, and a “we are the world” spirit.


But in this case, social media changed one life and I hope a lot of minds.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JHQ: Sunday's Manahttan-Quinnipiac Game Postponed



Sunday's Manahttan-Quinnipiac Game Postponed
Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 01/30/2016

RIVERDALE, NY - Due to mechanical issues with the basketball hoops at Draddy Gymansium, the Manhattan College women's basketball team's matchup against Quinnipiac has been postponed.  The Jaspers (9-10, 6-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) and Bobcats (12-7, 7-3 MAAC) were originally scheduled to play at 2 p.m. on Sunday.  The contest will be made up on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m., prior to the Manhattan men's basketball game against Saint Peter's.

[JR: I don’t cover sports; GOJASPERS.COM does a fine job of that. But this might save a wasted trip to Alma Mater!] 

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) shares Addis Hope Christmas photos


Dear Donor Partners and Friends of Addis Hope,

My Lasallian partner, Ruth Girmay, staff and children of Addis Hope send you our heartfelt greetings.

Knowing the sad plight of so many refugee children today, our children from street families could have suffered a similar fate were it not for your generous assistance which has made all the difference in their lives. 

The attached photos of our January 7th Christmas party is one small indication of that difference.

Br. Gregory / Jack  

Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957)

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[JR: All seven photos are available via this link with no sign on required.] 


[JR: Obviously Brother is not a “marketer”. Here’s the contribution info.] 


Brothers of the Christian Schools (with a memo stating Addis Hope)
Routing Transit Number - 031207607 (#for PNC Bank)
Account Number - 805 999 7606

You should request your bank to transfer by Automatic Clearing House (ACH) not by wire in order to save money or at no cost at all.

BY CHECK: Brothers of the Christian Schools - mail to:

Brother Timothy Froehlich
444 A Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ 07724

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GOOGLE+: Camp, William James [MC1966] retired from Intel



William James Camp
Worked at Camp Consultants
Attended Manhattan College, Cornell University
Lives in NM

Bill Camp is retired director of Computing, Computation, Information and Mathematics at Sandia National Laboratories. After founding DOE's Massively Parallel Computing Research Lab at Sandia, Bill joined Cray Research for two years where he directed Applications Technologies, the the T3D PATP program and was a core design team member of the T3E. He returned to Sandia to lead the computing, math and informatics research organizations, as well as being the founding director at Sandia for DOE's ASCI program. He remains as Director Emeritus at Sandia. While at Sandia, Bill and his team stood up ASCI TFlops, the first terascale sueprcomputer; they then developed CPlant, the world's first Linux-based cluster supercomputer, which was also the first terascale cluster. He and Jim Tomkins developed the Architecture for Red Storm, the basis for Cray Inc.'s XT-n series of massively parallel supercomputers. After his career at Sandia, Bill joined Intel Corporation as Chief Architect and CTO for High Performance Computing. At Intel, Bill led development of Intel's Exascale Roadmap and developed architectures for ultra-low-power many-core, terascale processors. Bill retired from Intel in January 2011.


Manhattan College, Cornell University
Bachelors: Electrical and nuclear engineering, 1962 - 1966
Cornell University College of Engineering
PhD: Theoretical and Computaitonal Physics, 1966 - 1970

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Camp, William James [MC1966]

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


Good Afternoon All,

Our prayers are requested for Fellow Jasper, Ernie Dejak ' 71. Ernie will be going in hospital on Thursday, 2/4/16, for Hip Surgery. We pray that all goes well free of complications. Thank you Mike for sharing this. Thank you all. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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GOOGLE+: Smith, Gregory [MC1990] Lives in Scottsdale, AZ



Gregory Smith
Attended Manhattan College (Electrical Engineering)
Lives in Scottsdale, AZ


Self-motivated, results-driven network engineering professional continuously recognized by management and peers for exemplary technical aptitude, creative problem solving, attention to detail, customer service, professionalism and verbal and written communication skills.

Over 15 years experience in network system design, implementation, problem identification and resolution, and maintenance, as well as project management, sales, relationship development, team building, leading, consulting and educating.

You can find my resume at http://www.brightfuse.com/gregory-smith-34

I also have a profile at linked-in: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/9/7b5/855


Manhattan College (Electrical Engineering)

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Smith, Gregory [MC1990]

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JEMAIL: Kilroy, James (MC1968) found Alma Mater mentioned in WSJ


HI John … fyi … Manhattan is # 2 in Engineering …Jim

Kilroy, James (MC1968)

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Here is something from WSJ.com that might interest you:

Do elite colleges lead to higher salaries? Only for some professions http://on.wsj.com/1SlEfrK

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JFACEBOOK: Hallet, Sarah [MC2004] will be running the Boston Marathon



Sarah Hallet 14 hrs

Hey Jaspers,I am going to be running the Boston Marathon this year in support of Playworks. Playworks creates energetic, fun environments at recess and throughout the school day that encourage students to engage with their peers and teach them essential life skills such as teamwork, conflict resolution, empathy and fair play.During the 2015-16 school year, Playworks serves over 20,000 students across Boston, Brockton, Lawrence, Salem, & Somerville, using the power of play to to bring out the best in every kid.

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Playworks ensures students are safe and included in areas of Massachusetts that are generally considered dangerous and high-risk. Please consider donating in support of this great cause. Thank you and play on!

Playworks Education Energized Boston 2016 | Sarah Hallet's Fundraiser

Do you believe in play? This year I am going to be running the Boston Marathon in support of…crowdrise.com

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Hallet, Sarah [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hallet, Sarah [MC2004]

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GOOGLE+: Kesting, William R. [MC????] founded Kesting Ventures Corp



William R Kesting
Works at Kesting Ventures Corp.
Attended Cardinal Hayes HS, Manhattan College, Seton Hall University, LSU, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Lives in Wayne, NJ


Married High School Sweetheart, Mary D'Auria;
Chemist, CEO and Innovation Specialist:
Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend;
Founded Kesting Ventures Corp. in 1984;
Author of Strategic Golf ISBN 978-1-60402-420-3 in 2008
Author of The Market Value System ISBN 978-1-60643-888-6 in 2009;
Family and Friends know me as Pop.

Since founding Kesting Ventures Corp. in 1984, Roy has personally completed hundreds of major innovation programs for clients around the world. He has won recognition as the inventor of Experiential Modeling technologies and the Market Value System, which deciphers the mechanism by which markets make "buy decisions." These tools reflect his 40 years of experience in senior management and consulting to the departments of research, general management, innovation, technology assessment and marketing for a variety of industries.

A long-time member of the Commercial Development & Marketing Association, Roy received their Golden C Award for excellence in the practice of commercial development in 1995. The CDMA is the world’s leading professional organization dedicated to the fostering, promoting, and sharing of business practices for long term growth and value creation in the chemical and allied industries.

Roy has a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics from Manhattan College, an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and has completed 15 years additional graduate course work in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

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Kesting, William R. [MC????]

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JUPDATE: Hancock, Liza [MC2011] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOY: Hancock, Liza [MC????] in engaged
Liza Hancock feeling excited with Steven Allegretta. 1 hr · Nassau County, NY ·
Spending my whole life with my best friend, WE'RE ENGAGED!!!

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Hancock, Liza [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Liza is a member of the Class of 2011.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hancock, Liza [MC2011]

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JUPDATE: Peill-Moelter, Nicola [MC1987] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


On 1/30/2016 1:07 PM, Jasper Fjohn68 wrote:
JNEWS: Peill-Moelter, Nicola [MC????] strives to minimize environmental footprints



The Lessons of Porter Ranch
by SOURCE on JANUARY 29, 2016
By Nicola Peill-Moelter, Ph.D. / SanDiego 350.org
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Dear John,

            I believe that Nicola is a member of the Class of 1987


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Peill-Moelter, Nicola [MC1987]

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GOOGLE+: O’Connor, Kendall [MC2016] Worked at RSC Business Group Alpha



Kendall O'Connor
Worked at RSC Business Group Alpha
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Bronx, NY


My name is Kendall O'Connor and I am originally from the Greater Boston Area and currently live in the Bronx. My idea career would be to do market research for an animation company like pixar or DreamWorks. I love market research because I think people are fascinating and I want to human behavior. Market research is an interesting and practical outlet for my interest in psychology. I joined this internship to learn more about market research. Currently, I am a student at Manhattan College and I have a major in marketing and a minor in psychology.

My most important accomplishment was Junior year in high school I won an award at my dance studio. I danced My entire life and loved it, there was an award that went out to the person who had the best attitude and worked the hardest. I was so honored when I won it because I worked so hard at dance my entire life, I was so happy that my hard work was recognized.

My two favorite stations on pandora are "60, 70s, and 80s hits" and "classic indie". I listen to a lot of classic rock like the Beatles, Billie Joel, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, CCR, etc. I also listen to a lot of indie music like Iron and Wine, City and Colours, The Fratellis, The Kooks, etc. Also, I am constantly listening to musicals. You will always catch me signing Les Miserables, Evita, Next to Normal, etc.

My three favorite movies are Breakfast at Tiffany's, The King's Speech, Sound of Music, and Good Will Hunting. I can watch those movies over and over again and never get bored.

This year, I hope I get back into reading. I will read a couple books over the summer and I used to read all the time when I was little, but I stopped making time for reading and I am going to make time to read a couple good books.

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O’Connor, Kendall [MC2016]

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JNEWS: Sandler, Andrew [MC2008] NYC CB7 District Manager



Young Public Servant Dons CB7 District Manager’s Cap
February 3, 2016

2016 02Feb 03 sandler

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Even before Andrew Sandler was to officially become the new district manager for Community Board 7, his schedule was beset with meetings focusing on issues impacting the neighborhoods CB7 covers.

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A Bronx-bred native, Sandler grew up in Riverdale. He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in political science after flirting with the idea of working as a comedian or working in film.

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Sandler, Andrew [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Andrew is a member of the Class of 2008.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sandler, Andrew [MC2008]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) updates on Jim


Good Morning All,

Jim Smith's operation was done last Friday. It was not a simple procedure and a follow up Pacemaker implant may be necessary but all went well. Jim has been up for several hours at a time each day. Kathleen and their daughters have been with Jim and he is doing well particularly considering the procedure. A couple of Jaspers have visited but not stayed long and that is a good thing as Jim heals. Rehab is being set up and will hopefully be near home. Today the decision will be made as to the Pacemaker.Thanks to one of our Alumni Board members and a dear friend, a visit to Jim by her Sister, a truly gracious and capable professional, a Nurse of some repute, she was able to visit with Jim on behalf of all of us. Thank you so much Susan. Please keep the volume up for Jim. You cannot keep a good man down and in my heart Jim is one of the best, itching to get going again. We pray for his continued and complete recovery. We his friends are grateful to you for your prayers. His family thanks each of you for your prayers and good thoughts. Thank you. God Bless. I will keep you posted.

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


Alumni Society Meeting #3  
Saturday, February 6, 2016 | 9:30am – 12pm
Location:    Memorial Hall, Chancellor's Room
A light breakfast will be served in the Advancement office (Memorial Hall, Room 100) prior to the meeting at 9 a.m.

Every graduate of the College is automatically a member of our Alumni Society, If you are interested in serving on the Alumni Society Board, we invite you to attend a meeting throughout the year.

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Marist Pregame Alumni Reception   
Saturday, February 13, 2016 | 5 – 7pm

Join other Jaspers at Mahoney's Irish Pub (35 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY) before Manhattan takes on Marist at McCann Arena (3399 North Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY). There is no charge to attend the reception - food and refreshments can be purchased directly from Mahoney's. Shuttle transportation to and from the game is also provided by Mahoney's, if needed.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Bob Nasser '67 at bobnasser@gmail.com or Cesare Manfredi '67 atcesare510@aol.com.

Tip-off is at 7 p.m. and game tickets can be purchased directly from Marist Athletics.

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Reality Retreat Planning Meeting
Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 6 – 9pm
Location:    De La Salle Hall, Room 104 (Gunn Room)

Planning meeting for the 25th Annual Reality Retreat Weekend.

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Jaspers of Georgia Luncheon   
Sunday, February 28, 2016 | 12:30 – 3:30pm
Alumni, family and friends are invited to join the College and host Bob Fink '57 at Cherokee Country Club (665 Hightower Trail, Atlanta, GA) for the annual Atlanta-area luncheon.

The event will begin with a 12:30 p.m. reception, followed by a lunch buffet at 1 p.m. The cost is $30 per person and advance registration is required.

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Southwest Florida Alumni Luncheon   
Sunday, March 6, 2016 | 11:30am – 3pm

Alumni, family and friends living in or visiting Southwest Florida are invited to join the College at the annual luncheon at Pelican's Nest Golf Club (4450 Pelicans Nest Dr., Bonita Springs, FL). The event, hosted by Jim Connors '57, is $25 per person and will begin at 1 p.m. Advance registration is required.

Prior to the luncheon, guests are invited to a gathering at Jim's home (3440 Lakemont Dr., Bonita Springs, FL) at 11:30 a.m.

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Winter Park Alumni Reception   
Monday, March 7, 2016 | 5:30 – 8pm
Alumni, family and friends are invited to join the College and other Jaspers for a dinner reception hosted by Michael '58 and Aimee Kakos at Luma on Park (290 South Park Ave., Winter Park, FL). The cost of the event is $35 per person. Advance registration is required.

The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

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West Palm Beach Alumni Golf Outing & Dinner   
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | 11:30am – 7pm
Join the College for a day of golf hosted by Peter McDermott '67 at Ironhorse Country Club (8055 Ironhorse Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL). Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by tee-off at 12 p.m. Following the outing, cocktails and dinner will begin at 5 p.m.

Golf and dinner package is $125 per person. Not a golfer? Join us for the evening reception and dinner for only $50 per person. Advance registration is required.

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Washington D.C. St. Patrick's Day Reception   
Thursday, March 10, 2016 | 6 – 8:30pm

Alumni, family and friends living or working in the D.C. area are invited to join the College and other Jaspers for an evening reception hosted by Elli Nesbitt '81 and Tony Kavanagh '82 at James Hoban's Irish Restaurant & Bar (1 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, D.C.). The reception will take place in the Hoban Room.

The cost of the event is $35 per person. Advance registration is required. REGISTER»

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Sarasota Alumni Luncheon   
Friday, March 11, 2016 | 12 – 2:30pm
Alumni, parents, family and friends are invited to join the College for an afternoon luncheon hosted by Neil '60 and Lillian O'Leary at the University Park Country Club (7671 The Park Blvd., Sarasota, FL).

The event will begin at 12 p.m. and is $25 per person. Advance registration is required. REGISTER»

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Bonita Springs & Naples Alumni Reception   
Friday, March 11, 2016 | 6:30 – 9pm
Alumni, family and friends living in or visiting Southwest Florida are invited to join the College back at the home of Jim Connors '57 (3440 Lakemont Dr., Bonita Springs, FL). Enjoy a hot Irish dinner as well as a performance by members of the Manhattan College Pipes & Drums. REGISTER»

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GOOGLE+: Grottola, Michael [MC1970] works at MGG Consulting


Dear John,

            I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1970.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Grottola, Michael [MC1970]
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On 1/31/2016 10:22 AM, Jasper Fjohn68 [JasperJottingsEditorial] wrote:

Michael Grottola
Works at MGG Consulting, LLC
Attended Stevens Institute of Technology, Manhattan College, Don Bosco College, Seton Hall College, Allhallows
Lives in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

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JNEWS: Gene, John P. III [MC????] VP Tompkins Financial Advisors



What’s new on the business scene for Feb. 5
Poughkeepsie 2:58 p.m. EST February 4, 2016


Management firm appoints vice president— Tompkins Financial Advisors recently announced the promotion of John P. Genn III to vice president and senior trust officer.

Genn, a Pawling resident, joined the company’s Hudson Valley branch in September 2015 as a senior trust officer. He is based in the firm’s Wappingers Falls office. In his position, Genn will continue to develop clients’ estate planning strategies, including consideration of their legal, tax and investment strategies, for the design, implementation and administration of appropriate trust and estate agendas.

Prior to joining the firm, Genn directed the trust departments of the Bank of Millbrook and Valley National Bank. His experience includes work in trust, estate and investment services, including insurance, new business development, and administration.

Genn received his master’s in business administration from Manhattan College. He serves as director of the Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council, is a board and finance committee member of Astor Family Services, and is a member of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Action Committee.

Tompkins Financial Advisors is the wealth management firm of Tompkins Financial Corporation, a New York based financial services holding company.

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

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Rizzo, Christopher [MC1997] partner Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP



Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP Names Christopher Rizzo Partner And Anne K. Gerson And Leonardo Trivigno Counsel

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NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (www.clm.com) is pleased to announce that Christopher Rizzo has become a partner and Anne K. Gerson and Leonardo Trivigno have become counsel to the firm effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Rizzo was previously counsel to the firm. Ms. Gerson and Mr. Trivigno were previously associates at the firm.

"Congratulations go out to Chris, Anne and Len on their promotions," said Carter Ledyard's managing partner, Judith Lockhart. "Their promotions reflect their consistent hard work, dedication and insight in serving our clients."

Christopher Rizzo's practice includes a wide variety of litigation, environmental and land-use matters. They include litigation and transactional matters arising out of environmental impact reviews for state and city-sponsored projects, compliance with local zoning and preservation laws, open space preservation, open space easements, development agreements and licenses, management of hazardous materials and energy generation. His practice also includes general litigation, often related to land-use disputes and contract disputes. In a pro-bono capacity, he is involved in several community-based organizations focused on the revitalization of New York City's parks and public spaces. He currently serves as chairman of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Inc., trustee of the Porzelt Foundation, member of the Riverdale Merchants Association and board member of New Yorkers for Parks. Mr. Rizzo received his B.A. summa cum laude in 1997 from Manhattan College and his J.D. cum laude in 2001 from Pace University School of Law School.

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Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (www.clm.com), established in 1854, has approximately 90 attorneys and has been headquartered on Wall Street since its founding. Carter Ledyard's general practice includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, broker-dealer, on-shore and off-shore hedge and other alternative investment funds, private equity, litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, media and technology, investment regulation, antitrust, art law, trusts and estates, maritime, ERISA, tax-exempt organizations, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. A significant part of the firm's practice involves representing overseas-based clients and their U.S. affiliates, financial institutions and other financial services providers, governmental entities and media and technology clients.

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Rizzo, Christopher [MC1997]

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JFACEBOOK: Zambito, Maryann Stallone [MC2000] Festival of Song USA 2016 WoY


Margaret Martin with Maryann Stallone Zambito.
2 hrs ·  
So proud of my friend, fellow Kearney Tiger, and fellow Jasper!! Congratulations Maryann! 🎉
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Festival of Song USA 2016 names Tannenbaum Helpern’s Maryann Stallone “Woman of the Year”
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2016 -- Festival of Song USA named Maryann Stallone, a partner in Tannenbaum Helpern ’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, “Woman of the Year” at its 21st annual gala


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Festival of Song USA 2016 names Tannenbaum Helpern’s Maryann Stallone “Woman of the Year”

Festival of Song USA named Maryann Stallone, a partner in Tannenbaum Helpern’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, “Woman of the Year” at its 21st annual gala

Maryann C. Stallone

Maryann C. Stallone


Tannenbaum Helpern is proud to announce that Festival of Song USA named Maryann Stallone, a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, “Woman of the Year” at its 21st annual gala on January 31st.

Drawing hundreds of attendees to its annual event, Festival of Song USA keeps the arts and the Italian culture alive through music, dance, and food and collaborates with the Cantamare Festival in Sicily, Italy to promote the arts and Italian culture and tradition across two continents. Its “Woman of the Year” award recognizes an individual’s drive to succeed, contribution to the community and accomplishments in their profession. This year’s event was in memoriam of its founder Silvana Romania.

Born to two immigrants from Italy, Maryann is the first in her family to graduate from college and law school. In 2007, Maryann graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where she was a Primary Article and Symposia Editor of the Journal of Law & Policy and served as Secretary of the Italian American Law Students Association (IALSA). In her last year of law school, Maryann had her first child just weeks before her final exams and a few months before the bar exam. One of her proudest moments was walking on stage to receive her Juris Doctorate degree with her daughter in her arms.

As a commercial litigator, Maryann advises clients on complex business disputes and has handled cases involving securities fraud, breach of contract, business torts, employment discrimination, intellectual property infringement, and professional malpractice. She has represented clients in the hedge fund, private equity, REIT, law firm, accounting, dental, real estate, media and staffing industries. Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2014 and 2015 and as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Metro New York Rising Stars for 2014, Maryann is actively involved in Tannenbaum Helpern’s Women’s Initiative and co-authors the Attorney Professionalism Forum in the New York State Bar Association Journal.

A proud mother of three, Maryann is fluent in Italian and takes great pride in her Italian heritage, roots and culture.

About Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Since 1978, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP has combined a powerful mix of insight, creativity, industry knowledge, senior talent and transaction expertise to successfully guide clients through periods of challenge and opportunity. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality legal services in a practical and efficient manner, bringing to bear the judgment, common sense and expertise of well trained, business minded lawyers. Through our commitment to service and successful results, Tannenbaum Helpern continues to earn the loyalty of our clients and a reputation for excellence. For more information, visit http://www.thsh.com or follow us on Twitter: @THSHLAW.

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Zambito, Maryann Stallone [MC2000]

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GOOGLE+: Thater, Glenn [MC1970] Author of Epic Fantasy Series



Glenn Thater
Attended Manhattan College

Author of the acclaimed Epic Fantasy Series - Harbinger of Doom.


Sign up for my free Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/vwubH to get periodic emails with special offers and discounts on Glenn G. Thater's books.

For more than twenty-five years, Glenn G. Thater has written works of fiction and historical fiction focusing on the genres of epic fantasy and sword and sorcery. His published works of fiction include the first nine volumes of the Harbinger of Doom saga - Gateway to Nifleheim; The Fallen Angle; Knight Eternal; Dwellers of the Deep; Blood, Fire, and Thorn; Gods of the Sword; The Shambling Dead; Master of the Dead; and Shadow of Doom.

Mr. Thater holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with concentrations in Astronomy and Religious Studies, and a master's degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in Structural Engineering. He has undertaken advanced graduate study in Classical Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, and Astrophysics, and is a practicing licensed professional engineer specializing in the multi-disciplinary alteration and remediation of buildings, and the forensic investigation of building failures and other disasters.

Mr. Thater has investigated failures and collapses of numerous structures around the United States and internationally. Since 1998, he has served on the American Society of Civil Engineers' Technical Council on Forensic Engineering (TCFE), is a member of that Council’s Executive Committee, and is the past Chairman of TCFE's Committee on Practices to Reduce Failures. Mr. Thater is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional and has testified as an expert witness in the field of structural engineering before the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Mr. Thater is an author of numerous scientific papers, magazine articles, engineering textbook chapters, and countless engineering reports. He has lectured across the United States and internationally on such topics as the World Trade Center collapses, bridge collapses, and on the construction and analysis of the dome of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.


My Website: Glenn G. Thater's Official Website
Facebook: Glenn G. Thater's Facebook Fan Page
Twitter: Glenn G. Thater's Twitter Page
Goodreads: Glenn G. Thater's Goodreads.com Page

Volume 10+ — Forthcoming HARBINGER OF DOOM
(Combines Gateway to Nifleheim and The Fallen Angle into a single volume)

Bragging rights
My books have often been on the Amazon best seller lists!

Manhattan College
Physics; Astronomy; Religious Studies
University of Maryland
Physics; Structural Engineering

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Dear John,

           I believe that Jerry is a member of the Class of 1970..


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Thater, Glenn [MC1970]

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JOBIT: Dersh, Rhoda Eisman [MC1980 RIP] on 2016-Feb-01



Rhoda Eisman Dersh

Rhoda Eisman Dersh, prominent Berks County civic leader, founder and longtime President and CEO of the Reading educational landmark Pace Institute, businesswoman, philanthropist and artist, passed away on the morning of February 1st in Boca Raton, Florida, at the age of 81, surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jerome Dersh, M.D., retired Reading ophthalmologist, two adult children, Debra and Jeff Dersh, and her grandson, Jeremy.

Mrs. Dersh was born in Philadelphia in 1934, the daughter of Kay and Maurice Eisman.

She was accomplished from an early stage in her life, earning a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1955, a M.A. in International Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1956 and an M.B.A. from Manhattan College in 1980.

Her early professional activities were varied, ranging from serving as an interpreter for the Consul of Chile, to staff or faculty positions at Albright College, Mount Holyoke College and Amherst College.

She settled in the Berks County area in 1960 when her husband joined an area ophthalmology practice, beginning a lifelong endeavor as perhaps the first local woman civic leader.

She was a founding member of several important organizations including The World Affairs Council of Reading and Berks County, the Citizens Active for Reading Education (CARE), and the Visiting Homemaker Service.

Mrs. Dersh also took on board and other leadership roles in the United Way, the League of Women Voters, the Berks County and Pennsylvania chambers of commerce, the Family Guidance Center, Leadership Berks and the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools. She was appointed a delegate to the White House Conference on Children and Youth, and was the first woman invited to join the board of the Rotary Club of Reading.

Her interests in education and business became more important over the course of her professional life. Concerned about local educational policies, she wrote a book titled "The School Budget: It's Your Money, It's Your Business," which was adopted as a textbook at several universities. And she established a management training and consulting firm, Professional Practice Management Associates, which specialized in hospital and medical office management and training.

Her work in this area prompted local business leaders to ask for her help with the growing population of workers displaced from downsizing and closing businesses, leading her to establish Pace Institute in 1981, a private licensed career school that grew to offer diplomas, certificates and specialized associate degrees in 29 programs.

She was also recognized as the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Berks County Chamber of Commerce in 1985. She remained president and CEO of Pace Institute until her retirement in 2013.

Other endeavors included a lifelong interest in African art, eventually leading her to establish a collection, some of which has been gifted to the Reading Public Museum and the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and in collaboration with her husband, an important collection of contemporary post-war artwork. She was a longtime supporter of the arts more generally, and an accomplished artist herself, starting as a weaver in the 1970s and more recently creating jewelry pieces that have been exhibited at the Reading Public Museum, the Goggleworks Center for the Arts and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

Her family is holding private services and asks for any donations in her name to be made to the Reading Public Museum or the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts.

Published in Reading Eagle from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2016


Dersh, Rhoda Eisman [MC1980 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/readingeagle/rhoda-eisman-dersh-condolences/177599337?cid=full

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GOOGLE+: Hernandez, Gaspar [MC1983] at Houndwood Weightlifting Gym


Dear John,

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

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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On 1/31/2016 10:29 AM, Jasper Fjohn68  [JasperJottingsEditorial] wrote:


Gaspar Hernandez
Works at Houndwood Weightlifting Gym
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in 275 State Route 10, Succasunna, NJ
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Hernandez, Gaspar [MC1983]

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ENDNOTE: Flint mayor telling his constituents that the the water was safe after GM found that it was destroying engine parts.



Ep. 20 Government Water Supply Is Contaminated? Don’t Blame Government, Urges Krugman
29 January 2016     |     Tom Woods

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There’s no transcript; so you’ll have to listen to it.

Krugman claims that it’s not the Gooferment’s fault — not the Democratic mayor, maybe more the Republican governor, definitely not the Federal regulatory agencies, and certainly not the BHO44 administration.

Me thinks he (Krugman) protests too much!

While there is enough blame to go around, one has to focus on the iterations of poor local political management of financial affairs. As usual, generous Gooferment pensions and profligate spending by the Democratic machine have put this “city” in a hole that it’s unlikely to EVER get out of.

And, that becomes the fault primarily of the Republican governor who tried to sort of buy some time to get a good fix.


Now I have no great love for any particular political “party” in this day and age, but I continue to be amazed at the Liberal Left’s ability to blame all manner of “disaster” on their opponents.

Listen to them demolish Krugman’s excuse party.

Thirty minutes well spent.

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