JASPER JOTTINGS Week 07  - 2016 Feb 14    

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



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POSITRACTION: Family suffer from familial amyloidosis


The family blighted by a ticking timebomb: Four people have died of rare genetic condition leaving surviving relatives praying for a miracle cure

* Family suffers from familial amyloidosis which can lead to fatal organ failure
* Concerned relatives explain it has been 'picking them off' for generations
* The disease is caused by abnormal protein deposits in tissues and organs
* Currently no cure for illness and 600 new cases are diagnosed a year in UK
PUBLISHED: 13:39 EST, 31 January 2016 | UPDATED: 14:48 EST, 31 January 2016

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Four members of the same family were killed off by a genetic condition and now surviving relatives are praying for a miracle cure as they live with the reality that they could be next.

Sisters Maggie Maguire and Pauline McCartney, from Glasgow, both died of familial amyloidosis, as did their brother George and father Paul. Sadly, it is now beginning to affect relative 37-year-old Gary Maguire.

An illness caused by deposits of abnormal protein, called amyloid, in tissues and organs throughout the body, familial amyloidosis can lead to organ failure and death within as little as year

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This is a sad “death sentence”?

It’s a stunning finding.

How do you deal with such information?

Not that it’s not something that most of us have to deal with.

I guess the “human condition” is to overcome whatever is faced.

Hopefully, we can all learn “courage” from this family.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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MNEWS: An interesting connection to Alma Mater



First televised NFL game: An Eagles defeat
POSTED: Friday, February 5, 2016, 3:01 AM

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In fact, the most interesting aspect of that Sunday afternoon broadcast may have been its announcer.

Allen Walz, 30, was a New Yorker who had been a Golden Gloves boxing champion and an outstanding rower. A graduate of the Hun School and NYU, he worked for the Dale Carnegie Institute before, in 1934, establishing the rowing program at Manhattan College.

A naval officer in World War II, he rose to lieutenant commander, earning a bronze star when, commanding a destroyer escort on D-Day, he rescued 100 soldiers whose transport vessel had been sunk by German fire off Normandy Beach.

Following the war, Walz coached rowing at Wisconsin and Yale. He also was, according to the book Cloak and Gown by Robin Winks, a secret CIA recruiter who persuaded hundreds of postwar collegians to sign on with the spy agency.

"Once every three weeks he would meet with a CIA agent at the reflecting pool in Washington, passing on names and evaluations," Winks wrote.

But for that Eagles-Dodgers game, Walz was practically anonymous, sitting with a microphone in his hand and his chin on the railing of a balcony box as he strained to follow and report on the dim action below.

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JLINKEDIN: Avails, Lizz [MC2005] Contracts Manager at Meridian Imaging Solutions



Avails, Lizz [MC2005]
Contracts Manager at Meridian Imaging Solutions
Lorton, Virginia
Information Technology and Services

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GOOGLE+: Bodell, G. Hugh [MC1960] partner Sprig Media Group


Dear John,

            I believe that Hugh is a member of the Class of 1961,

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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On 1/31/2016 3:41 PM, Jasper Fjohn68 wrote:


G Hugh Bodell
Worked at Sprig Media Group
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in USA

I am the author of The Anna & Hugh Masterson International Mysteries and a partner in the publishing company, Sprig Media Group. For more about me visit http://www.ghughbodell.com

I am the author of The Anna & Hugh Masterson International Mysteries and a partner in the publishing company, Sprig MediaGroup.
For more about me visit me at G. Hugh Bodell
Bragging rights
In 2006 I reinvented myself as an author/publisher after 30 years in technology consulting

I write exciting adventure/mysteries based on current happenings. My books sell in 16 countries globally.
Sprig Media Group

    Manhattan College

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Bodell, G. Hugh [MC1960]

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JNEWS: Platt, Joseph P. [MC1968] BoD CONSOL Energy Inc.



CONSOL Energy (CNX) Nominates Three Directors for Election
StreetInsider.com Top Tickers, 2/8/2016

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Joseph P. Platt

Mr. Platt is the general partner at Thorn Partners, LP, a family limited partnership, since 1997. Mr. Platt's career at Johnson and Higgins, or J&H, a global insurance broker and employee benefits consultant, spanned 27 years, until 1997, when J&H was sold to Marsh & McLennan Companies.

At the time of the sale of J&H, Mr. Platt was an owner, director and executive vice president. Mr. Platt is on the board of directors of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd., which provides a variety of custom tailored reinsurance solutions to the insurance, risk retention group, captive and financial marketplaces. He also serves as an independent director of BlackRock's Open End & Liquidity Funds. Mr. Platt is active in the community, serving on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattan College in 1968 and his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University Law School in 1971. He also attended Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program in 1983. Mr. Platt is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Platt brings to the Board significant financial, compensation and risk management expertise.

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Platt, Joseph P. [MC1968]

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GOOGLE+: McNamara, Michael [MC1994] Works at Urban Outfitters



McNamara, Michael [MC1994]
Works at Urban Outfitters
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Philadelphia

It's the networks fault!
I'm a technology professional focused around networking, storage and voice. I enjoy playing ice hockey in the winter and watching the grass grow in the summer.
Bragging rights
Networking Field Day 4

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JOBIT: Davignon, Deacon Paul M. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Feb-05



Deacon Paul M. Davignon


Deacon Paul M. Davignon: teacher and lover-of God, of life, of family, of his extended family of students, colleagues, and parishioners. Born July 3, 1941, died February 5, 2016, at Teresian House, Albany, of Alzheimer's disease.

From his youth in Rhode Island, to his studies as Christian Brother Adrian James, FSC at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.; for a master's at Manhattan College; and for a master's at Teachers' College of Columbia University, Paul's life path has been through teaching and his Church. His constant caring and bright, peaceful outlook drew many to him.

For over 40 years he taught religion and world languages at Christian Brothers' Academy, Oakdale, Long Island; St. Cecilia's High School, Englewood, N.J.; St. Aloysius Academy, Jersey City, N.J.; and Dwight Morrow High School, Englewood, N.J. where he was friend and mentor to many and involved in the teachers' union. Ordained a Deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J. in June, 1978, his ministry evolved through New Jersey parishes, especially Church of the Ascension in New Milford and, finally, at St. Matthews RC Church, Voorheesville.

We hope that friends and family might join us and St. Matthew's Parish, 25 Mountainview St., Voorheesville, NY 12186, in celebrating Paul's entrance into eternal life: Reception of the Body and Funeral Vigil will be Friday, February 12, from 4 to 8 p.m.; Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 13, at 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon reception in the Parish Hall.

Paul, the son of the late Maurice George Davignon of Pawtucket, R.I. and the late Marie Jeanne-Blanche nee Paradis of New Bedford, Mass., is survived by his wife of 46 years, Maryann Postava-Davignon of Delmar; his three daughters, Laure-Jeanne Davignon of Knox, Christi-Anne (Seth) Plough of Wayland, Mass. and Marielle Aimee Postava-Davignon, PhD of Bangor, Maine; his granddaughters, Madeline Jeanne and Isabelle Aimee Plough; his brother, Robert [Elizabeth] E. Davignon, Esq; many cousins, nieces, nephews; and innumerable students who knew they could always count on him, one of whom told him one looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. (Carl Jung) Our deepest thanks and appreciation to our friends at Teresian House in Albany for their dedicated care.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are being accepted for the Paul M. Davignon Scholarship for Peace at Dwight Morrow. Checks made out to the scholarship can be mailed to Law Office of Kathleen M. Toombs, 157 Barrett St., Schenectady, NY 12305. reillyandson.com

Funeral Home
Reilly & Son Funeral Home Inc
9 Voorheesville Ave
Voorheesville, NY 12186
(518) 765-3633

Published in Albany Times Union from Feb. 8 to Feb. 11, 2016


Davignon, Deacon Paul M. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/paul-m-davignon-condolences/177635517?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

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

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) Some Good News, Jim Smith


RE: Some Good News, Jim Smith

Good Evening All,

George Skau spoke with Jim Smith and was visiting Jim on Saturday after our Alumni Board Meeting. JIm continues to heal and is looking forward to moving to the Burke Rehab Facility hopefully this coming week. On Friday, it was deemed best that a Pacemaker be put in place and that was seen as a sure step in Jim's healing. Please keep Jim in your prayers for a complete and quick recovery. We want him back with us soonrst. Please keep Kathleen and their Family in your prayers as well. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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


Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Kiernan, the son of Mike's late Classmate, Jack Grogan '53. Our prayers are also requested for Kiernan's Aunt Bernadette. Both Kiernan and Bernadette are being treated for Throat Cancer. We pray that God's Grace and love are felt by Kiernan and Bernadette and that their treatments are successful. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Good Evening All,

With a heavy heart, I share these prayer requests from Joe Quinn.

We pray for Glenn, one of God's littlest Angels, an infant who was called home to God's Eternal Embrace.

We pray for Glenn's Parents and two Sisters as they suffer the pain of this great loss. We pray that they will find peace in the sure knowledge that he is at peace in God's love and that they were Blessed to have Glenn in their lives. Words fail at a time like this.

We pray too for Mary and Joseph. This Family with such beautiful names have just learned that they are facing a very difficult pregnancy. We pray that God"s love gives them the strength and trust in God to bring them through this difficult time and the challenges that may lie ahead.

Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Good Evening All,

Terry Gaffney, Member of the Alumni Board and our Prayer Group, asks for our prayers for good friend, Fellow Jasper, John Montague '73, John's Wife Catherine and their Family. John is fighting the good fight with Cancer and needs our prayers. We raise the volume for this good man as he and his Family deal with this malignancy. We pray that all goes as they pray for as we join our voices to theirs in prayer. Thank you.

God Bless. Thank you Terry for sharing this.
Phil Colon

-----Original Message-----
From: Terry Gaffney
To: Phil Colon
Sent: Sat, Feb 6, 2016 12:01 PM
Subject: Prayer group

John Montague - class of '73 battling cancer


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Good Evening All,

Good news shared from Mike McEneney and thanks to all of you from Fellow Jasper, Ernie Dejak '71 who was in our prayers last week as he went in Hospital for Hip Replacement Surgery. From Ernie:

"Got home this afternoon. Getting around with a walker. Every thing went extremely well. They had me walking one hour after I woke up. All the prayers helped. Thank you. Please let the community know.”

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Savastano, Frank [MC1976] Associate Broker at Friesland Realty



Savastano, Frank [MC1976]
Associate Broker at Friesland Realty Advisors
Harrison, New York
Commercial Real Estate

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JLINKEDIN: Antonucci, Aaron [MC2010] Schiavone Construction



Antonucci, Aaron [MC2010]
Schiavone Construction Co. LLC
Huntington, New York

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JFACEBOOK: Patchen, Jacqueline [MC????] needs some info


Jacqueline Patchen 19 hrs

Hello! Jaspers!

Doing RESEARCH for an upcoming Campaign and I need some info!

Thanks to my darling friend& fellow MC Alumni at PepsiCo, I learned that there is an ingenious Philanthropic initiative called "Cause Cards". Charitable giving funds from corporations for their employees to use/ Match donations to non-profits of their choice.

I wanted to see who in my network is connected to, or works at:

Adobe Photoshop, American Express, CBS, Eli Lilly and Company, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, PepsiCo, Thomson Reuters, Visa, etc.

If you see your company on this list, or you have used a "Cause Card", I would love to talk with you about your experience!

EM: jacqueline.patchen@gmail.com

Thank you!


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Patchen, Jacqueline [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Bouyer, Ken [MC1990] selected speaker for the iSchool’s convocation



February 9, 2016
By: J.D. Ross

The Class of 2016 at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) today announced the selection of Ken Bouyer, Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting at EY, as the speaker for the iSchool’s convocation ceremonies in May.

In his position with EY, Bouyer is responsible for a developing a recruiting strategy that builds and attracts diverse and inclusive talent pools for EY's member firms in the Americas. The firm strives to reflect the changes in world demographics, taking into account the new mix of cultures and individual characteristics that build their talent pool. In his work with the firm, Bouyer frequently serves as an industry group spokesperson on both diversity and recruiting trends at events and with the media.

Senior Class Marshal Tim Kowalsky, who helped to lead the selection committee for the School’s convocation speaker said, “we felt Ken was uniquely qualified to speak about the human side of technology, which is something that has always been at the forefront of our minds during our time at the iSchool. His job revolves around the fact that as technology changes and evolves, so do the people developing and working with it every day.”

“Hearing about the experiences and life lessons he has collected on the path to his current position and level of responsibility will be applicable and valuable to any iSchool graduate as they transition into the professional world, no matter the industry,” Kowalsky added.

“We wanted our fellow graduates to feel motivated, whether they are going on to graduate school, starting their careers, or still in the process of looking for their first job,” said fellow Senior Class Marshal Fanta Dicko. “Ken is an inspirational speaker who can help deliver this message.”

Ken Bouyer - EY

In addition to his work at EY, Bouyer serves on the dean’s advisory council at North Carolina A&T, the accounting advisory board at Arizona State University, and on the corporate advisory partners council at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

He is a lifetime member and a current Corporate Advisory Board Member of both the National Association of Black Accountants and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting organization. He is a past board member and international president of Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor organization for financial information students and professionals. Bouyer has also served on the board of directors for the Federation for the Schools of Accountancy, and is a recipient of their "Practitioner Service Award" for his distinguished service to the profession of accounting and accounting education.

Bouyer has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Manhattan College, and has been with EY, in various positions, since 1990.

The iSchool’s convocation ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, May 14, with the undergraduate ceremony from Noon – 1:30 PM, and the graduate ceremony from 3:00 – 4:30 PM. Bouyer will address graduates at both ceremonies. More information on the ceremony is available on the iSchool’s convocation web page. Details on the University-wide commencement ceremony, scheduled for Sunday, May 15, are available on the commencement website.

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Bouyer, Ken [MC1990]

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JNEWS: Albers, Lynn A. [MC1996] founding faculty members Campbell U SoE


Campbell Engineering announces new faculty hires
February 8, 2016

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BUIES CREEK -- The Campbell University School of Engineering, which will enroll its first students in August 2016, has named three new founding faculty members:

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Dr. Lynn A. Albers | Assistant Professor of Engineering

During her 20-plus-year career, Albers has served as a systems application engineer at Nortel Networks and as an instructor and a teaching assistant, project coordinator, and program manager at North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering.

At N.C. State, she served as project coordinator of the ARRA-funded Student Energy Internship Program in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2010-12); a graduate fellow and a program manager of the NSF GK-12 RAMP-UP program (2005-09; 2009-11); instructor of Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2007-10); teaching assistant for several courses in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2004-05); and an intern at the North Carolina Solar Center (2002-03). She has also co-authored or co-presented nearly two-dozen publications and presentations on topics related to hands-on learning, activity-based learning, and the education outreach model in engineering.

She began her engineering career as a project manager and systems application engineer at Nortel Networks (1994-01).

Albers earned her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from N.C. State in 2014. She specialized in engineering education, thermal sciences, energy systems, and K-12 STEM education. She also completed a certificate in computer science at N.C. State in 2003.

She received her undergraduate degree in mathematics, with a minor in music, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1992) and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in nuclear engineering, from Manhattan College (1996).

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Albers, Lynn A. [MC1996]

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JOBIT: Bruckner, Donald George [MC1955 RIP] on 2016-Feb-10



Donald George Bruckner
1933 - 2016

Deacon Donald G. Bruckner, LTC (Ret) USAF. Donald and his twin brother Ronald, were born June 12, 1933 to Lawrence and Mildred Bruckner in New York City. After attaining a degree in Electrical Engineering at Manhattan College. He entered the USAF where he became a pilot and later taught flying.

In July 1959 he married Elizabeth Buchheit and they were blessed with five children: Donald George Jr. married to Suzanne Wood, children Margaret, Joseph and Katherine; Stephen Michael (only lived one day); Geri Elizabeth married to Edwin J Kuster, children Shannon, Edwin, and Stephen; Thomas Joseph married Kathleen Aub; and Karen Maria.

Donald enjoyed learning and obtained multiple master's degrees and a PhD. After retiring from the USAF he worked at various companies specializing in the area of security.

In September 1972, Don was ordained a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. He was assigned to Aquinas Newman Center and subsequently to St. Joseph on the Rio Grande. He and his wife were very active in the marriage ministry. Later they became involved in the ministry of consolation.

Don was an Eagle Scout. He was involved with scouting for many years with both the Archdiocese & St. Joseph Parish.

Don was also an APD Chaplain and a chaplain at the airport. He was a great story teller and thoroughly enjoyed his ministry.

Don is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; their children, spouses and grandchildren; his twin brother, Father Ronald Bruckner; his younger brother Lawrence and his children James, Adam and Susan; and his youngest brother's child Donna.

He was predeceased by his youngest brother Michael.

The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 11th at 10:30 AM at Saint Joseph on the Rio Grande, 5901 St. Joseph Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff, nurses, and aides of La Vida Llena's Health Care. Their excellent care over the past two and half years has been nothing short of remarkable. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Casa Angelica or the Full Life Foundation at La Vida Llena.
Published in Albuquerque Journal from Feb. 10 to Feb. 14, 2016


Bruckner, Donald George [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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

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Dear John,

            I believe that Donald is a member of the class of 1955.

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bruckner, Donald George [MC1955 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Kesting, William R. [MC1956] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


GOOGLE+: Kesting, William R. [MC1956] founded Kesting Ventures Corp

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kesting, William R. [MC1956]

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JLINKEDIN: Tsui, Albert [MC1979] HVAC Estimator at WDF Inc



Tsui, Albert [MC????]
HVAC Estimator at WDF Inc
Closter, New Jersey

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tsui, Albert [MC1979]

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) catches article on Brother Thomas Scanlan


Dear John,

The article below appeared in the Feb 4th, 2016 Edition of Catholic
New York:

"Brother Scanlan Honored with Father Hesburgh Award

Brother Thomas Scanlan, F.S.C, president emeritus of Manhattan College, was honored January 30 with the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C, Award.

Named in honor of the late president of the University of Notre Dame, the award is given to former college president who has made outstanding contributions to Catholic higher education through service and academic work.

The award was presented to Brother Scanlan at the annual meeting of the Association of Catholic colleges and Universities at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington D.C.

"Being a Catholic college president is one of the most complex and challenging roles in our nation. To succeed takes a true team effort and my most critical ability was to say 'I need your help.' And I was gratified, both at Bethlehem University and Manhattan College, by extremely positive response of so many talented individuals.” Brother Scanlan said during his acceptance speech.

"I accept this award in the name of all of the members of those teams."

Brother Scanlan served as the 18th president of Manhattan College, 1987-2009. During his tenure he helped increase enrollment by 120 percent. The college saw a 100 point increase in SAT scores and gained accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

Expansions under his leadership included opening of Horan Hall, Lee Hall and Mary Alice and Thomas O’Malley Library.

Brother Scanlan came to Manhattan College from Bethlehem University in Palestine, where he was vice chancellor and chief executive officer. He earlier was director of finance and education for the New York Province of the Brothers of the Christian School also served as principal, vice principal and teacher at Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington.

The following caption appeared under a picture that was included with
the Article:

JOB WELL DONE - Brother Thomas Scanlan, F.S.C. president emeritus of Manhattan College, accepted the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh Award from Michael Galligan-Stierle, president and chief executive officer of the
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities January 30 in Washington, D.C."

This was a great Honor for Brother.



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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Capparelli, William [MC1984] PoY 2015



William Capparelli Recognized as a Professional of the Year
by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

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White Plains, NY, February 12, 2016 --(PR.com)-- William Capparelli of White Plains, New York has been recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2015 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of construction.

About William Capparelli

Mr. Capparelli has over 31 years experience in the construction field. He is the Project Manager for P. Capparelli Contractors who are excavating contractors and landscape constructors providing masonry, paving, concrete work and excavation work such as chimneys, patios and outdoor kitchens including landscaping services in New York. He specializes in estimating and supervising landscaping and construction jobs. Mr. Capparelli is affiliated with the B.B.B.

Born on November 10, 1960 in Italy, William Capparelli obtained a B.A. from Manhattan College in 1984. In his spare time he enjoys bicycle riding and sports.

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Capparelli, William [MC1984]

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JOBIT: McGuinness, Joseph A. [MC1983 RIP] on 2016-Feb-12



Joseph A. McGuinness

Joseph McGuinness, 55, of New City passed away Friday, February 12, 2016. Born November 18,1960 in Suffern to John J. and Florence McGuinness, oe graduated from Clarkstown South High School and Manhattan College. He married the former Cynthia Pierce of Manhasset, NY on June 6, 1987. He is survived by his wife Cynthia and his three children, Megan, Patrick and Conor, and by 24 nieces and nephews. His family was his life.

Visitation will be at Albertus Magnus H.S, 798 NY-304, Bardonia, NY 10954 on Sunday, February 14 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Monday, February 15 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Augustine's Church, 140 Maple Ave., New City, NY 10956.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to The American Cancer Society .

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service
321 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 13, 2016


McGuinness, Joseph A. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/joseph-a-mcguinness-condolences/177701131?cid=full

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Dear John,

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

            May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McGuinness, Joseph A. [MC1983 RIP]

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


Good Evening All,

Georgr Skau asks for our prayers for the repose of the soul of Mr. Peter Morgan, Father of Mary Morgan, Class of 2009. Mr Morgan was laid to rest today with a Mass of Christian Burial. We pray for Mr. Morgan and his Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Many of us know Mary, we pray that she and the Family find peace in the knowledge that Peter is at rest in God's Eternal Embrace. Mary was the 2009 recipient of the Gunn Medal Award. Thank you George for sharing the word of Mr.Morgan's passing with us. George Skau and Lois Harr were present at todays Mass for Mr. Morgan. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JOBIT: O’Reilly, Joseph C. [MC1951 RIP] on 2016-Feb-12



Joseph C. O'Reilly (1929 - 2016)

Joseph C. O'Reilly, born March 10, 1929 in the Bronx, NY, passed away on February 12, 2016 at the age of 86.

He attended Manhattan College and graduated in 1951 with a C.E./P.E. (Civil Engineer/ Professional Engineer). After college, Joseph proudly served in the United States Navy attaining the rank of LT. JG. He served in the Navy Construction Battalion or the Sea Bees during the Korean War where he was severely injured. He survived his injuries, completed his tour, and was honorably discharged 2 years later.

Joseph went on to have a successful career as a civil engineer. Throughout a career that spanned over 60 years, Joseph felt his greatest achievement was training young engineers, many of whom went onto become successful businessmen and women in the construction industry.

Joseph was a devoted, loving husband to Jeanne for over 55 years, proud father to George (Edie), Jennine, Sean, and Kristin (Geoff), and "Poppy" to seven grandchildren Joseph Conway, Daniel, Alex and Julia O'Reilly and Mackenzie, Geoffrey and Ryan Porteus.

Joseph had a love for his family, for his work and for his home. He enjoyed vacationing at the Jersey Shore, reading, telling stories and watching sports and movies. Joseph was a humble man but always honest, fair and true to himself. He was so impactful on so many people's lives, from coaching his kids to his time in the service. He will be missed by many.

Visitation will be at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, 418 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Holy Innocents Church, 431 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the American Diabetes Association

Beecher Flooks Funeral Home
418 Bedford Rd
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 769-0001

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 14, 2016


O’Reilly, Joseph C. [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/joseph-c-oreilly-condolences/177711927?cid=full

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GOOGLE+: McHugh, Brendan [MC2010] Works at CBS News



McHugh, Brendan [MC2010]
Works at CBS News
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Manhattan

Print, Radio, TV...it's all online
A bit of sports, journalism, politics and 20-something thoughts all scrambled together in my Twitter-feed gives you the best profile of me.
CBS News   
Radio Desk Associate, 2012 - present
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ENDNOTE: How dumb and cruel is Homo Sapiens?



Impossibility Theory, An Advance over Mere Indeterminacy: By Werner Fredsenberg
By Fred Reed
February 6, 2016

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The biochemistry is way over my head, but the complexity is clear. The idea that this came about by accident requires powers of belief beyond mine, and the idea that it functions flawlessly for seventy years is more so. Ask a biochemist whether he can construct this system in the laboratory. Ask him whether he can construct any system of similar complexity that will work, maintaining itself, for seventy years.

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It’s amusing when arguments for “God” come from a strange place.

It’s pretty unbeleivable that this just “evolved”.

But, that’s the only “theory” that we are urged to believe.

Unfortunately, all “theories” and “beliefs” are just like the cavemen looking up at the sky and imagining animals.

We’re probably just a little more advanced in our speculations.

And, every day, humans demonstrate just how dumb and cruel they can be.


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