JASPER JOTTINGS Week 41  - 2016 Oct 09   

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



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POSITRACTION: A life saved



Dashcam video shows deputies and a stranger saving the life of a car crash victim in downtown Houston
  • Ebony Ivory, 27, crashed onto the sidewalk in downtown Houston Monday
  • A passer-by stopped to help but Ivory was locked inside the car passed out
  • The woman flagged down a cop car, and an officer smashed the window
  • Police and the passer-by - a flight attendant - administered CPR
  • Ivory had a pulse by the time an ambulance arrived
PUBLISHED: 08:45 EST, 28 September 2016 | UPDATED: 12:42 EST, 28 September 2016

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This is the story that we should be seeing on the news.

A white police officer and a bystander saving a life.

It wasn’t a Black Life, a White Life, or a Blue Life. It’s just God’s creation — a human life.

That’s what should be on display. Our “love” for one another.


Dona Nobis Pacem

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QUADRANGLE: Manhattan College Players put on two



A Manhattan College Players: A Preview of the Fall Semester
Posted on September 29, 2016 by MANHATTAN QUADRANGLE
By Haley Burnside, Staff Writer

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The Manhattan College Players are gearing up for another semester of production and drama. This fall, they will put on a mainstage play and a Murder Mystery Dinner.

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JFOUND: Chidwick, John P. [MC1883 RIP] remembered



Hero of the Maine: Father John Chidwick
Donald R. McClarey • October 3, AD2016

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Night, February 15, 1898, the American battleship USS Maine lay at anchor in the harbor of Havana.  Although tensions were running high between the US government and Spain, the colonial power occupying Cuba, the night was calm.  Suddenly, at 9:40 PM,  a huge explosion devastated the forward section of the Maine, an external explosion setting off the powder in the magazines of the Maine.  Into this vision of hell on Earth strode the Catholic Chaplain of the Maine, John P. Chidwick.

John Chidwick, third Catholic Chaplain in Us Naval History

Born in New York City on October 23, 1863,  John Chidwick graduated from Manhattan College with a BA (1883) and an MA (1885).  Ordained at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York in 1887,  he spent several years serving as a parish priest before being commissioned in 1895 as the third Catholic Chaplain in the history of the United States Navy.  He was eventually assigned to the Maine.  He rapidly became popular with the members of the crew, no matter their religion.  Friendly and outgoing, he did whatever he could to help the crew and was always available to listen to their problems.

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Chidwick, John P. [MC1883 RIP]

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


Good Evening All,

We pray for High School Classmate, Fellow Jasper and friend of Mike McEneney, John S. John is recovering slowly from several operations to remove Cancer. We pray for a full recovery with no complications. Please keep John and his Family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JNEWS: Galella, Frank [MC1995] CFO Huntsworth Health



Huntsworth Health Appoints new CFO
04 Oct 2016

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Huntsworth Health, a global family of healthcare marketing and communications agencies, have appointed Frank Galella to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Prior to joining Huntsworth Health, Frank held the positions of CFO for ICC Lowe and CFO of Hill and Knowlton Public Relations, where he worked closely with the office President and Global CFO to ensure the flagship office maintained profitability through proper salary budgeting, headcount management, real estate planning and successful contract negotiations.

Galella is a proven industry leader with nearly 30 years of experience managing operations and financials for several marketing services firms. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Manhattan College School of Business in Economics and Finance and attained his MBA in Accounting and Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business.

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Galella, Frank [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Galella, Frank [MC1995]

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JHQ: October Alumni Connection page


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JNEWS: Mueger, Jack [MC????] staff engineer H2M architecture + engineering



H2M architecture + engineering welcomes 11
By: LIBN Staff October 3, 20160

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Jack Mueger, … … the firm’s newest staff engineers. Mueger, a graduate of Manhattan College, previously interned at E-J Electric Installation Co., … … …

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Mueger, Jack [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I do not find anything in my ‘stuff' for Jack. He might be a recent grad.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFACEBOOK: Kranichfeld, Andrew Chowder [MC2008] volunteers Health & Harmony Programs



Andrew Chowder shared Health & Harmony Programs at The Riverdale Neighborhood House's post.
20 hrs New York, NY

Hi fellow jaspers. I recently started volunteering for the Riverdale neighborhood house. They are having a free seminar on managing grief this Wednesday. If you're interested in signing up, please visit the following link which will take you to the health and harmony programs Facebook page.


Health & Harmony Programs at The Riverdale Neighborhood House — 20 hrs

Dancing with Grief
Free Seminar
Instructor: Jennifer Wortham, LCSW, Certified Thanatologist

Have you lost someone or something that you cared deeply about? Maybe it was a loved one, a dream, a marriage, a job…or something else. Does it feel like your grief will never go away? Or does it seem like the only way to handle it is to run from the feelings in the hope they will disappear? Come and learn more about grief, how yes, it clearly hurts at times and why it is not to be feared. Pick up these useful pointers to better help you cope:the difference in grieving stylestasks involved in grievingwhat to do in the moments we feel overcome.Presented by Jennifer Wortham, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Thanatologist, specialist in loss and grief, in practice over 20 years.Wednesday, October 5, at 7 pm.Free to the community. Please visit the following link to register:

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Kranichfeld, Andrew Chowder [MC2008]

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JHQ: Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game On Saturday



Men's Lacrosse To Hold Annual Alumni Game On Saturday

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JNEWS: Kopicki, Vincent F. [MC1989] Commissioner of Public Works and Transportation



Astorino Makes Three Key Appointments
Posted on: October 5, 2016.

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WHITE PLAINS – County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced three key appointments to his administration:

Vincent F. Kopicki, an engineer with 30 years of public and private sector experience, has been named commissioner of Public Works and Transportation;
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Kopicki is a lifelong Westchester resident and graduate of Manhattan College. He comes to county government from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, where he was a senior manager. Previous to that he supervised capital projects for the City of Yonkers, as well as a multi-jurisdictional construction project in New York City for Lockheed Martin. He also has a decade of experience managing facility and transportation operations from when he served as director of engineering and capital projects for the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp.

“It’s an honor to serve the community where I grew up and where my wife and I raised our three sons,” Kopicki said. “Having built my reputation on delivering capital projects on time and on budget, I look forward to working with County Executive Astorino, managing a 5-year capital plan that invests $1 billion into our infrastructure and creates nearly 11,000 construction jobs.”

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Kopicki, Vincent F. [MC????]

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Dear John,

          I believe that Vincent is a member of the Class of 1989.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kopicki, Vincent F. [MC1989]

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JFOUND: Dunphy, Don [MC1930 RIP] Autobiography, Published in 1988


Autobiography, Published in 1988 by Henry Hold and Company, New York. 276 pages.
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Don Dunphy is a legendary sports announcer who worked in both radio and television from 1940 into the 1980’s. He was born in July of 1908 and passed away in July of 1998, so this book was written in his retirement as he approached 80 years old. While Dunphy did work as a correspondent for newspapers while attending Manhattan College in the late 1920’s, he never claimed to be a writer or an author, and this is the only book that Dunphy wrote. Because of his status in the field of broadcasting, Dunphy is in the The
National Radio Hall of Fame and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame.
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Dear John,

            I believe that Don is a member of the Class of 1930.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dunphy, Don [MC1930 RIP]

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MFOUND: Alma Mater compared to Wells Fargo -- ouch



What does Manhattan College Have in Common With Wells Fargo?
September 17, 2016

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I was reading an article in NYT this morning about Wells Fargo Bank reaching a settlement to pay 185 million because their employees had created false credit card accounts in order to meet sales goals.

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MC is tolerating this behavior which goes against 100 % of the vision and mission philosophy expressed on their web site. Why?  Is it because they are ignoring their own guidelines in order to meet their ever expanding goals for more student enrollment?   Is it because even though it is wrong, it leads to profits and won’t affect their bottom line?  Is it because the difficult and up close and personal work of knowing your students, making sure they understand and support your mission, and most importantly, protecting and educating them until they reach an acceptable level of moral development (see “Stages of Moral Development” post) is not cost effective?

Manhattan College, stop acting like a bank.

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[JR: Seems like there is more that Alma Mater could do for the neighbors.] 

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JHQ: Two Jasper Alumnae Win 2016 Emmy Awards




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MFOUND: Tour of Alma Mater



“I visited Manhattan College, a co-ed Catholic College … … …”

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JFACEBOOK: Jimmy Azzolina has a lead on a PE job



Jimmy Azzolina 17 mins

Looking to hire a fellow Manhattan graduate for a job at my Bergen county civil engineering firm. Immediate opening with competitive salary and benefits package. Must have your P.E.Email resume to jazzolina64@aol.com or call 201-845-8500 to contact office with inquiries on position

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JOBIT: Reilly, James Francis Sr. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Oct-01



James Francis Reilly Sr.

James Francis Reilly Sr. passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 1 at his home in Granite Bay.

As both engineer and father, Jim will be remembered as a builder. In his role as co-founder of JR Roberts Corporation, Jim built a number of large and lasting structures in the community, including Sacramento landmark Raley Field. At home he built a family, producing two daughters and three sons he was so proud to call his children. Jim was a New Yorker, born and raised. Growing up in Astoria, Queens, he excelled in school and sports. For the rest of his life he was famous among those who knew him for his talent in numbers and basketball.

After graduating from Manhattan College with a degree in Civil Engineering, he moved west to San Francisco. From there he found his way to Sacramento, where he started a family and began his successful career in the construction business.

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Joanne, by his five children Joan, Jennifer, James, Chris, and Jack, and by his siblings, Agnes, Jack, Mary and Dan in addition to many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.

Everyone he met was an immediate friend, greeted always by his familiar handshake and a quick, funny joke. He was an avid golfer who spent hours on the range and enjoyed rounds with friends and family as often as possible. Off the course Jim applied his engineering skills to projects big and small, most recently a beautiful remodeling of his daughter Jennifer's kitchen. Above all, Jim enjoyed anything where family surrounded him. His genuine warmth and sense of humor always put people at ease, made them feel important, and inspired them to be the best they could be. Every corner of the universe he touched is brighter thanks to his presence. He will be missed greatly.

A ceremony, open to all, will be held on Saturday, October 8, 4:00 PM at Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Cancer Research Institute.

Published in The Sacramento Bee on Oct. 6, 2016


Reilly, James Francis Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/sacbee/james-francis-reilly-condolences/181756960?cid=full

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

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ENDNOTE: Sheridan, Peter T. (MC1981) quotes a friend's insights



Peter Sheridan
Peter Sheridan Above the Law move along people.... please distract with 11 year old private conversation....
I copied this from Jim Ruth
Who wrote:

I am a husband, a father of two daughters and grandfather of one granddaughter. There is no apologizing for Donald Trump’s comments, and I wouldn’t try.

What does need to be said is what I’ve said about this election in different words at different times. It would be marvelous if one of the options available to us this year were a paragon of virtue. That would make the choice easy. But that isn’t the case.

We, The Universally Flawed People, have to choose between two flawed human beings to determine who will be the leader of our country for the next four years. I’m not happy with the set of flaws that either of them present, but to be honest I’m not at all happy with my own set of flaws. If you don’t feel the same, I’d suggest the possibility that arrogance is among your flaws.

So, as always, I return to the question of who is more likely to lead this nation in a manner that I believe will be more beneficial to the most individual Americans and to the nation as a whole.

Trump’s failings have not involved lack of proper vigilance in the care of information sensitive to security interests of the United States. Clinton’s have.

Trump’s failings have not involved lying to the families of fallen soldiers about the nature of the conflict in which they fell – or lying to the American people about lying to those families. Clinton’s have.

Trump’s failings have not included having received (both she and her husband) millions of dollars for speaking engagements (hers and her husband’s) to groups that are appropriately called special interest groups that her power, influence or authority could benefit while she held public office. Clinton’s have.

Trump’s failings have not included receiving tens of millions of dollars of contributions into a family foundation from countries whose mistreatment of women goes far beyond some crude remarks. Contributions whose treatment of LGBTQ people includes killing them by throwing them off buildings, stoning them and beheading them. Contributions from countries that one could reasonably assume would desire preferential treatment from the Secretary of State of the United States. Clinton’s included all of that.

Trump’s failings have not involved helping to facilitate an international deal that turned over to Russia 20% of the uranium production of the United States. Clinton’s have.

Trump’s failings have not included helping move massive numbers of jobs to other countries. Clinton’s have. In fact, she helped move so many jobs from the United States to India that she could say to a group in India in 2005 “I am delighted to be the Senator from Punjab as well as from New York.”

So yes, Donald Trump has faults. Some of them serious or morally objectionable. None of his faults, though, have involved betrayal of the United States of America and its people. Clinton’s have.

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Sheridan, Peter T. (MC1981)

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I’ve said all along that the choices we’ve been given are “sub-optimal” at best. But you have to pick one. And, imho, there is no real choice here. The two minor parties have both lost their collective minds — the L’s have gone Republican lite and the Greens a socialist to the left of Bernie. So you have DJT and HRC.


Both have warts and flaws, but HRC is (a) sick with Parkinson; (b) has engaged in multiple counts of criminal behavior throughout her political life; and (c) is obsessed with gaining the Presidency to complete her insane ambition.

I’m not asking anyone to agree or disagree. I’m just using my ENDNOTE to echo what a fellow Jasper has shared. And it was much better than I could have written. But then I’m just a fat old white guy injineer.

Trump is the prettiest horse in the glue factory coral.

Dona Nobis Pacem and more likely to be the “peace President”.

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