JASPER JOTTINGS Week 42  - 2016 Oct 16    

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



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POSITRACTION: Refugee Saves Ontario Wedding



Home Inspiring
Syrian Refugee Saves Ontario Wedding With Master Sewing Skills
by McKinley Corbley - Sep 30, 2016

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It’s strange how one tiny zipper tooth can create such big problems – and such amazing resolutions.

It was Jo Du’s wedding day in Ontario, Canada when the dress’s zipper broke.

While everyone was scrambling for a pair of pliers, some of the guests walked next door to the house of Jo’s neighbor David Hobson.

When they returned, they came bearing interesting news: David had taken in a family of Syrian refugees, the father of which was a master tailor who said he would be happy to help.

With toolbox in hand, Ibrahim Halil Dudu walked over and stitched up Jo’s dress in front of an astonished wedding party.

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Perhaps we can be charitable about “refugees” and still be safe?

“We” need all the good people we can collect.

Surely there’s a way to sort out the good and bad.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JFACEBOOK: Sola, Ray [MC1983] plays in zombie apocalypse movie



Ray Sola
1 hr

Between the coming of Halloween and election, the 2013 film, made in Prescott, AZ, has been released to the internet. If you did not get to see it at any of the screenings, now is your chance to watch it.

Plot Summary: It's been over a year since the zombie apocalypse and the people of Crest Top, Arizona have gotten used to life with the shambling dead. But when zombies decide they want the right to vote, folks aren't sure what to think. Congresswoman Serena Paltry sees a political opportunity and holds a press conference to officially endorse zombie candidate Blaine Walpole. Unfortunately, Serena forgets the first rule of living with the walking dead: never, ever turn your back on a zombie.

I appear in it at 5:47 and at 5:59 you can see my butt as I help subdue a crazy zombie.

Ray Sola
Class of 83

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JOBIT: Barton, Richard James [MC1961 RIP] on 2016-Oct-04



Richard James Barton
March 9, 1931 ~ October 4, 2016

Wake Forest

Richard James Barton died peacefully in his home at 4:30 pm, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by friends and family. He was 85.

The son of Rose and James Barton, and brother to James Barton, Elaine Barton Monsees, and Francis Barton, Richard was born on March 9, 1931 in Richmond Hill, Queens. He was a father to three children, Michael, Damion and Joseph. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Ann Barton, his son, Damion Barton, his son Joe Barton and daughter-in-law, Gretchen Barton and his granddaughter, Hope River Barton. A loyal parishioner of St. Catherine's Church, he was a member of the US Marine Corps, a member of Knights of Columbus, and a member of the American Legion. He was a graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY and worked as an accountant for IBM for 32 years. His many hobbies over the years included making wine, travelling, oil painting, and making ceramics. He was a voracious reader, a lover of political news, and he never shied away from a good conversation. He loved to cook and bake, and kept his family and friends well fed with his many creations. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral arrangements will be through the Bright Funeral Home at 405 S Main Street, Wake Forest, NC. Visitation at the funeral home will be on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church at 520 West Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587 on Monday October 10, 2016 at 11 a.m. with a luncheon at the church and celebration of life to follow.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest.(919) 556-5811.

Published in The News & Observer on Oct. 9, 2016


Barton, Richard James [MC???? RIP]

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

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Dear John,

            I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1961.

               May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Barton, Richard James [MC1961 RIP]

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JOY: Samuda, Antoine Douglas [MC????] weds



Bethany Heitman, Antoine Samuda
OCT. 9, 201

Bethany Ann Heitman and Antoine Douglas Samuda were married Oct. 8 at 501 Union, an event space in Brooklyn. The ceremony was officiated by Storm Heitman, the bride’s brother, who was ordained by American Marriage Ministries for the occasion.

The bride, 33, will continue to use her name professionally. She is the executive editor in Manhattan for StyleWatch, a Time Inc. magazine. She graduated from Fordham. She is a daughter of Lorrie A. Heitman and Garth J. Heitman of Miromar Lakes, Fla.

The groom, 32, does customer research and analysis at Springer Nature, a life sciences publishing company in Manhattan. He graduated from Manhattan College and received a master’s degree in publishing from Pace. He is a son of Empara Samuda of Far Rockaway, Queens, and Dudley Samuda of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The couple were introduced by a mutual friend in 2009 in Manhattan.

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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) offers his “political opinion”


McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) offers his “political opinion”.

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Y'know, I'm gettin' a mite tired o' havin' me earz buzzed by so-called Americans kvitchin' 'n kvetchin' about the quality of our candidates this year.

It COULD always be worse y'know...

https://youtu.be/V2Fzl75tcic  (NSFW btw...)


Michael, Connoisseur of Chocolate-Covered Cadavers  (and who is currently re-reading Stephen King's "The Stand," where, during the first hundred-odd pages, most of the doomed plague victims are simply exhibiting Trump-like sniffles and Clinton-like muscle weaknesses and stumbles...)

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JNEWS: Camp, William [MC1966] to Receive Seymour Cray Award



Home » Resources » Events » Sandia’s Bill Camp to Receive Seymour Cray Award
Sandia’s Bill Camp to Receive Seymour Cray Award
October 9, 2016 by staff

This week, IEEE announced that Dr. William Camp, Director Emeritus at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award “for visionary leadership of the Red Storm project, and for decades of leadership of the HPC community.”

The Seymour Cray Computer Engineering award is one of the IEEE Computer Society’s highest awards, and is presented in recognition of innovative contributions to high-performance computing systems that best exemplify the creative spirit demonstrated by Seymour Cray. The award consists of a crystal memento, a certificate, and a $10,000 honorarium.

Dr. Camp has had a distinguished and prolific career of scientific and high performance leadership achievements in computational science and high performance computing spanning efforts as a user of computing, a leader of computational research, an advocate for computation as a major pillar of science and engineering, and for specific contributions to massively parallel computational methods and massively parallel hardware/software architectures.

A pinnacle achievement of Dr. Camp was his visionary leadership of the development of the Red Storm supercomputer. In 2000, Dr. Camp and his colleague, Jim Tomkins developed and patented the Red Storm architecture; and Dr. Camp led a partnership with Cray to build it. ASCI Red Storm became the Cray XT3 and the follow-on XT-series, which are arguably the most successful supercomputers to date.

In 2006, Dr. Camp joined Intel as Chief Supercomputing Architect and directed Intel’s Exascale R&D efforts. His team’s work led to detailed architectures and conceptual designs for Exascale. Bill also led Intel’s efforts to create joint Exascale labs with leading European computing centers. Bill received two Intel individual achievement awards recognizing those accomplishments.
Currently, Dr. Camp consults on computing technologies for post-Exascale computing.Seymour Cray Award
Seymour Cray Award

Dr. Camp spent most of his career at NNSA’s Sandia Labs, at Cray Research and at Intel. At Sandia, he founded DOE’s Massively Parallel Computing Research Lab (MPCRL). In its first 5 years the MPCRL won the inaugural Gordon Bell Prize, several other international awards, and 8 R&D100 Awards– all for pioneering highly scalable applications, algorithms, and methods as well as for developing scalable systems software and hardware. The MPCRL received over 30 patents for MPP technologies.

While on leave at Cray, Dr. Camp led scalable applications development for the T3D and T3E computer systems and served on the T3E core design team.

Dr. Camp returned to Sandia to direct NNSA’s newly formed Accelerated Strategic computing Initiative (ASCI) and to direct Sandia’s Computing Information, and Math R&D, as well as contributing to MPP design and development. His team stood up a series of first-ever computing capabilities: First 1000+ PE MPP, first MPP to lead Top 500 list (Paragon), first tera-scale computer (ASCI RED), and first tera-scale cluster-based supercomputing environment (CPlant).

A National Merit Scholar at Manhattan College in EE/NE, Dr. Camp received his PhD at Cornell for work in theoretical and computational physics.

Previous Seymour Cray Award recipients include Gordon Bell, Ken Batcher, John Cocke, Glen Culler, William J. Dally, Monty Denneau, Alan Gara, John L. Hennessy, Peter Kogge, Kenichi Miura, Steven L. Scott, Charles Seitz, Burton J. Smith, Marc Snir, Steven Wallach, Tadashi Watanabe, and Mateo Valero.
SC16The 2016 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award will be presented at the SC16 Conference awards plenary session in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 15 November 2016. Dr. Camp will also have the opportunity to present a special invited talk at a 16 November 2016 technical session.

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Dear John,

             I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1966.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Camp, William [MC1966]

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) calls this to our attention


Dear John,

            I believe that is something we should share.

                 It is inspiring!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Widow of FDNY fire chief sends all donations to the family to wounded soldiers
Frances Mulraney   @FrancesMulraney   October 08, 2016 12:00 AM       
Michael J. Fahy.
Michael J. Fahy. FACEBOOK

The widow of FDNY battalion chief Michael Fahy, tragically killed in a house explosion in the Bronx last month, has asked that donations made to help her and her three children be sent to a 9/11 non-profit.
Fiona Fahy has insisted that the money offered to pay the mortgage on their family home in Yonkers instead be awarded to Building for America’s Bravest, an initiative of the Stephen Siller Foundation that works to build “smart homes” for severely injured US soldiers. Fiona and her husband had watched a TV documentary on the initiative just days before his death and had both pledged to support the project in the future, just before the 44-year-old’s life was suddenly cut short.

“For the Love of Their Brother,” told the story of 9/11 fire-fighting hero Stephen Siller and how his family had established the foundation in his name to help other families suffering from a similar loss.

Following Michael’s death on September 27, the foundation made contact with Fiona to offer financial help to her and her children, Michael ,11, Anna Elisabeth, 8, and Cormac, 6.

“We wanted to pay off and help with the mortgage,” said John Hodge, COO of the foundation and a cousin of Stephen Siller.
Speaking at a press conference held in her husband’s Bronx firehouse on Thursdayto announce the donation, however, Fahy unexpectedly asked to “pay it forward” instead, thanking the Foundation for their offer but insisting that it be used to help others who she felt needed it more.
“At the end of the show, Mike said, ‘This should be our family service project. This is an organization we should support with the kids.’ I said yes — and I knew he was going to hold me to it,” she said.

“I know Mike and I both felt — he especially — there are veterans coming home who sacrificed just as much as my husband did, and are maybe not having 10,000 people come to their funeral.”

“I think there was a reason we watched that together a few nights before,” Fahy continued.

“When I heard from the Stephen Siller foundation, I just felt like it was a sign. This is what Mike wanted and I’m really happy to be able to do something that he already wanted to do.”

 FDNY Battallion Chief Michael Fahy with his children shared on Facebook by his wife.
A 17-year FDNY veteran, Battalion Chief Michael J. Fahy lost his life on September 27 when he was hit by falling debris after a house exploded in the Bronx. Fahy, whose father was also a firefighter, was among the first present at a house near Tibbett Ave to investigate a possible gas leak when a marijuana growing plant was discovered in the house. Fahy had evacuated the building and was standing on the street when the house exploded killing him and injuring up to 20 others. Two men have been arrested in connection with the explosion and his death.

His wife calls his death an “unbearable tragedy” but believes the “love and support of friends and strangers alike has kept us standing this week.” 

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JOBIT: Raftery, Joseph P. [MC1960 RIP] on 2016-Oct-09



RAFFERTY, Joseph P. Age 78, of Bluffton, SC and formerly of Duxbury, MA died Sunday, October 9, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Raftery was born on July 19, 1938 in New York City, NY, the son of the late Patrick Raftery and Theresa McGrath Raftery. He was a graduate of Manhattan College and following his formal education served in the United States Army as a Reservist. He began his career as a Listings Director with the New York Stock Exchange and later worked with the Boston Stock Exchange, retiring as a Corporate Secretary. He enjoyed woodworking and furniture making and loved being a jokester.

Mr. Raftery is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Arlene M. Raftery; sons, LTC Brian W. Raftery, U.S. Army (Ret.) (Mary Therese) and Michael A. Raftery (Michelangelo Apodaca); daughter, Laura E. Raftery (David Blake); grandchildren, 2LT Matthew Raftery, U.S. Army, serving in Iraq (Elizabeth), PFC Sean Raftery, U.S. Army, Kiera Blake, and Erin Blake.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 21, 2016 at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, P.O. Box 3827, Bluffton, SC 29910 or Bluffton Self Help, Donations Department, P.O. Box 2420, Bluffton, SC 29910.
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 12, 2016

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Please disregard the first Prayer Request that I sent out. The Funeral Parlor spelled Mr Raftery's last name incorrectly, two of which I missed. I have herein corrected all and apologize to the Raftery Family.

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

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Dear John,

          I believe that Joseph P. Raftery (not Rafferty) is a member of the Class of 1960.

                May He Rest In Peace.


The name is spelled both ways in the Obit. Our records show Raftery.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Gene's Dad


Good Morning All,

From Mike McEneney, our prayers are requested for Gene's Dad who was admitted to Rosery Hill Home. We pray for his comfort and peace of mind and body during this time. We pray for Gene and their Family as well. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JOY: Nadel, Kathryn ‘Kate’ [MC2007] wed; reported by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Dear John,

           I am pleased to report that Kathryn (Kate) Nadel,’07 and Vincent DeGennaro II were married at Saint Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre, New York on Sunday, October 9th. Msgr. William E. Koenig was the Celebrant of the Nuptial Mass.

          A reception was held at the Bridge View in Island Park, New York following the Ceremony.

         I enjoyed the entire day!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Expect to see the video on you cutting the rug?]

Nadel, Kathryn ‘Kate’ [MC2007]

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COMMENT: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) points out one endnote defect



Your Endnote comparing Hillary to Donald on a point by point basis was Excellent, but a bit incomplete because it did not include a most critical issue for comparison.

"None of Donald's past performances, gaffes, or shortcomings have ever resulted in the deaths of others, but Hillary's have."

Lou Apoldo
BCE '63

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[JR: True as far as we know so far. We have four men in Benghazi by her direct action and the one intelligence asset by her security failure that has been reported so far. Like Pearl Harbor, we may have to wait six decades for the Truth to emerge.]

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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) predicted Philippines smoking action


About a month ago I saw an article about Philippine Prez. Duterte killing all the drug dealers, and at the risk of sounding a bit tinfoil hat, I entered the below as response.  Read what I wrote back then, and THEN read TODAY'S article linked at the bottom.
WHAT I WROTE a month ago:
Is Duterte taking his tobacco antismoking campaign into this realm as well?  Perhaps putting up "Wanted Dead Or Alive (Preferably Dead)" signs for "Tobacco Dealers"?  How many are currently in jail in the Philippines on tobacco-related charges?  How many have died? Anyone have a count, or are the Filipinos not making the mistake of excellent record keeping that some murderous regimes of the past regretted?
And how long before other countries, particularly ISIS and ASH and FCTC funded and controlled areas, begin taking the final steps in the antismoking endgame out there?
They may currently be busy knocking on other doors for other reasons.... but if you let them continue, they'll come knocking on yours as well someday.
It's sad how slow people are to learn from history.
The Rappler crowd didn't care for my analysis: It was about the most heavily downvoted entry for the article.  Just too crazy, eh?
Now here's today's news story, a month later:

Looks like TobakkoNacht -- The Story (written in 1997) is proceeding just about on schedule (toward the early 2020s...)

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[JR: You get an A in prediction. Now who’ll be the next Prez?] 

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COMMENT: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) is upset with the "Catholic Spring"


Is anyone else as upset about what Wikileaks is exposing?



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“We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this. But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up,” Podesta writes.

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Still think that Holy Mother Church and its institutions like Alma Mater are NOT under attack from within and without?

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JNEWS: Zizolfo, Robert [MC????] promoted to Lt. Colonel



Robert Zizolfo, Rock Tavern resident and Afghan and Iraq Vet,promoted to Lt. Colonel in Army National Guard

Lt. Col. Robert Zizolfo receives his new rank from daughter Juliana during promtion ceremonies on October 5 at Camp Smith. ( Sgt. Michael Davis)

CORTLANDT MANOR, NY (10/12/2016)(readMedia)-- Robert Zizolfo, a Rock Tavern resident and a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been promoted to Lt. Colonel in the New York Army National Guard.

Zizolfo, who works as Base Operations Manager at the Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt Manor as a National Guard civilian technician, enlisted in the New York Army National Guard in 1993 as a communications equipment repairer.

He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1995 through the Officers Candidate School program.

He has served in a number of positions to include support platoon leaders, support operations maintenance officer, maintenance company commander, operations officer, logistics officer, logistics branch chief, brigade material management officer and chief environmental officer for the New York National Guard.

He deployed to Iraq in 2004-2005 as the commander of the 145th Maintenance Company and was attached to the 455th Sustainment Brigade in Afghanistan in 2014 as executive agent for base closure.

Zizolfo holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Manhattan College and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from John Jay College. He is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College.

His awards include two Bronze Star medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the NATO Medal.

He and his wife Elsy have four daughters-- Corina, Melina, Sofia, and Juliana--and a son Simon.

Posted Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 10:30 am by New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs
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JNEWS: Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC????] honored by St. Thomas Aquinas College



Bulletin Board
ST. Thomas Aquinas College to Honor SR. Peggy A. Scarano, O.P.ST.
By STAC News (Open Post) - October 10, 2016 7:14 pm ET

St. Thomas Aquinas College will bestow the prestigious Founders Award upon Sister Peggy A. Scarano, O.P., class of 1970, at its Annual Tribute Dinner on October 14, 2016, announces Dr. Margaret M. Fitzpatrick S.C., president of the College.

Sister Peggy has been a Dominican Sister of Sparkill for 52 years, and is a Regional Representative for SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious), a national organization whose mission is to “raise and provide funds for Catholic religious congregations of women and men to meet the immediate needs of their retired and infirm members.” Previously, she was the Director of Development for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill (NY) and is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Thomas Aquinas College. The Founders Award recognizes Sister Peggy’s tireless dedication to the ideals and values of the College’s founders, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. She will be recognized as an exemplar of the College’s motto, “Enlighten the mind through truth.”

“Sister Peggy is an exemplary role model in her career and community, and the College is pleased to recognize and honor such an outstanding individual,” comments Dr. Fitzpatrick.

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit academically worthy and financially needy students through the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill Scholarship Fund. Please contact Linda LoRe, director of community relations, for dinner and ticket information at llore@stac.edu or 845-398-4018.

More About Sister Peggy A. Scarano, O.P., B.S., M.S.

Sister Peggy was born and raised in the Morris Park section of The Bronx, NY. She is a graduate of Our Lady of Solace Grade School and St. Helena High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College, a Master of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a NYS certificate in Educational Administration from Fordham University.

In 1964, Sister Peggy entered the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill congregation. She began her career as a first grade teacher, special education (reading) teacher, and as a principal of a Catholic elementary school. Since leaving full time teaching in 1986, Sister Peggy has been involved in the ministry of fund-raising, first for another Dominican congregation of women and then as the Director of Development for her own congregation. Sister Peggy has been an active member of the National Catholic Development Conference, having served on its Board of Directors for 6 years, and serving on several of its board committees, teaching in their Fundamentals and More Program, and presenting both locally and nationally on varying fund-raising topics, as well as mentoring professionals new to the ministry of development.

Sr. Peggy has served on several committees for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. She has recently been reappointed to the Leviticus Fund’s Board of Directors and serves as the chairperson of their Development Committee. She is past president of the Board of Directors for Mustard Seed Migrant Ministry, a non-profit in Orange County, NY that responds to the needs of the Latino/Mexican farm-working community. During the past 28 years, Sister has been actively involved in the Rockland Development Council, Inc. She was instrumental in bringing the “Leave a Legacy” program to Rockland County (NY).

Sister Peggy has received several recognitions including: Outstanding Graduate from Our Lady of Solace Grade School, Bronx, NY, the Distinguished Service Award from the National Catholic Development Conference, and a Life-Time Achievement Award from the Rockland Development Council. An award named in her honor is presented annually at the Philanthropy Day celebration in Rockland County. She was inducted into the St. Thomas Aquinas College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2006.

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located on 60 acres in Rockland County, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College’s 2,800 full and part time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across three Schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the Top-Tier for Regional Universities, by Colleges of Distinction in both its New York and Catholic editions, by Affordable Colleges Online as a top College in New York for Return on Investment, and is included as a Military Friendly School®. St. Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its School of Education is accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); and its School of Business is accredited by theInternational Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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JNEWS: O’Leary, Richard [MC????] EVP & CFO of IFF



IFF Appoints Richard O’Leary Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

October 11, 2016 04:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF), a leading innovator of sensory experiences that move the world, announced that Richard O’Leary, the Company’s current Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. This announcement comes as Alison A. Cornell, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

“Rich has been an accomplished financial leader for IFF and a trusted business partner to the entire Executive Committee for nearly a decade,” said Andreas Fibig, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “His strong financial acumen, deep understanding of IFF’s global business operations and ability to partner with our business leaders to improve overall company performance make him the clear choice to assume the CFO role. With this natural and seamless transition, the Board and I are confident that we have ensured continued focus on executing our Vision 2020 strategy to maximize shareholder value.”

Mr. Fibig continued, “We thank Alison for her time with the organization and wish her the very best in her future pursuits.”

Mr. O’Leary’s career spans more than 30 years in key finance leadership roles where he was responsible for driving financial processes and controls to support growth, profitability and return on investment goals. Most recently, since July 2015, Mr. O’Leary has served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, where he led a diverse global team overseeing all accounting functions. Previously, he served as IFF’s Interim Chief Financial Officer from November 2014 to July 2015; Vice President and Corporate Controller from May 2009 to November 2014; Interim Chief Financial Officer from July 2008 to May 2009; and Vice President, Corporate Development from July 2007 to May 2009.

Before joining IFF, Mr. O’Leary spent 21 years at International Paper Company where he held finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility with assignments in Brazil, Belgium, France and the United States. Prior to International Paper Company, Rich was a Senior Auditor with Arthur Young & Co. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Manhattan College.

Meet IFF

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF) is a leading innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world. At the heart of our company, we are fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking “what if?”. That passion for exploration drives us to co-create unique products that consumers taste, smell, or feel in fine fragrances and beauty, detergents and household goods, as well as beloved foods and beverages. Our 6,700 team members globally take advantage of leading consumer insights, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to develop differentiated offerings for consumer products. Learn more at www.iff.com, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


Michael DeVeau, 212-708-7164
VP, Global Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

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JNEWS: White, Larry [MC1985] VP Finance Rocketrip



Press Releases
Rocketrip Names Larry White VP Finance

Proven financial leader to scale operations at Rocketrip
Oct 13, 2016, 9:00am EDT
NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocketrip, the leading technology platform for reducing corporate travel costs, has named Larry White Vice President of Finance. White joins Rocketrip with an exceptional record of scaling and funding technology startups. He will build the infrastructure, systems, and financial strategy Rocketrip needs to sustain aggressive growth.

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Prior to joining Rocketrip, White served as VP Finance at Peloton Cycle. He was instrumental in securing a $30M Series C and a $75M Series D for the company. He also took ownership over systems, staffing, budgeting, financial reporting, investor presentations, and Peloton Cycle's first official audit.

Before Peloton Cycle, White was VP Finance at DigitalOcean. There he helped raise a $37M Series A and secured more than $150M in additional forms of financing. In White's first VP Finance role at Makerbot Industries, he built the finance department from the ground up, secured three funding rounds, and facilitated a $400M+ acquisition by Stratasys.

"Throughout my career, I've searched for companies that can disrupt massive industries. Rocketrip fits that profile," said White. "Business travel has been static for decades, and Rocketrip has proven that it can shake up the space. The platform inspires employees to change their travel spending habits, and nothing comes close to competing with it."

"White brings the skills we need to launch out of startup mode and grow to our highest potential," said Dan Ruch, CEO of Rocketrip. "He will play a key role in standardizing operations and directing our team towards bold, measurable goals. We're excited to see his impact."

An active member of New York's tech community, White has been a speaker at WeWork Summer Camp, Silicon Valley Bank, and local Meetups. He earned a B.A. in Accounting and Marketing from Manhattan College.

About Rocketrip

Rocketrip is the leading tech platform for reducing corporate travel costs. By letting employees keep half of what they save on their business trips, Rocketrip motivates responsible spending. The platform's algorithms integrate a company's travel policy with real-time trip pricing and availability to create a personalized "Budget to Beat" for each trip. Employees book using their favorite travel websites or a travel management company, and Rocketrip provides employers with insights and analytics on company spending, savings and employee travel behavior.

Rocketrip is based in New York City and has received funding from Canaan Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Genacast Ventures, Crunchfund, Y Combinator, and angel investors.

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White, Larry [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Larry is a member of the Class of 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

White, Larry [MC1985]

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JOBIT: Scheer, Sr. Jeanne Clare [MC1954 RIP] on 2016-Oct-11



Sr. Jeanne Clare Scheer
1921 - 2016 Obituary

Sister Jeanne Clare Scheer, OP, of the Dominican Sisters, Sparkill, New York, died on October 11, 2016 in Siena Hall, Sparkill, NY. Born in St. Louis, MO on February 19, 1921, Catherine Mary was the daughter of Oscar and Mary Little Scheer. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 1, 1940 and received the name Sister Jeanne Clare. She professed her first vows in 1942 and her final vows in 1947. Sister Jeanne Clare received a BA in Education, Manhattan College, New York in 1954. Sister Jeanne Clare was a teacher and ministered in the Archdiocese of NY at St. Helena, Bronx, NY (1949-54); and in the Archdiocese of St. Louis at Little Flower (1942-49), St. Kevin (1954-58), Holy Redeemer (1958-67), St. James (1967-70) and St. Richard (1970-2005). While at St. Richard she also served as Religious Coordinator at Our Lady of Mercy Parish. In 2005 Sister Jeanne Clare came to New York to assist in Dominican Convent, Siena Hall.

Sister Jeanne Clare is predeceased by her parents Oscar and Mary and her siblings Rosemary Scheer and Fr. Joseph Scheer. She was the beloved cousin of Ruth Gotch and to the many students she taught through the years.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill, NY, on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation is on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dominican Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention- Sister Mary Murray, President.
Published in the The Journal News on Oct. 15, 2016

Scheer, Sr. Jeanne Clare [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

          The Obituary  states that Sister received her BA in 1954.

                  May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. On deadline, didn’t see that. ]

Scheer, Sr. Jeanne Clare [MC1954 RIP]

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JHQ: Two Manhattan Women’s Games Set For ESPN3



Two Manhattan Women’s Games Set For ESPN3
Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 10/14/2016

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RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College women’s basketball team will make two appearances on ESPN3 this season as a part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) broadcast package.  Manhattan’s home game against Rider on Jan. 5, as well as the Jaspers’ contest at Monmouth on Feb. 16, will be featured.  Both matchups will tip-off at 5 p.m.

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[JR: Thought alumni might want to put this on their calendars.] 

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JNEWS: McCarthy, Daniel [MC1975] analyzes the election



Community Corner
The Political Psychology of the 2016 ElectionThe College of New Rochelle will host a public lecture that will discuss topics related to the 2016 election
By Isatou Simaga (Patch Staff) - October 14, 2016 4:11 pm ET

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Dr. Daniel McCarthy is a graduate of Manhattan College (B.A.) and the University of Notre Dame (M.A., Ph.D.). His teaching areas include the American presidency, Congress, constitutional law, and public policy. McCarthy’s current research is a study of the role of conspiracy theories in American politics, especially how these theories affect elections and why many people believe the theories.

“The Political Psychology of the 2016 Election” will take place on Thursday, October 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sweeny Student Center (Rooms A, B, and C) at The College of New Rochelle, located at 29 Castle Place in New Rochelle.

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McCarthy, Daniel [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCarthy, Daniel [MC1975]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Ed Murphy '59


Good Morning All,
From Tim Mante, a good friend and member of our Retreat Team. Tim asks for our prayers for his Father-in-Law, Fellow Jasper, Ed Murphy '59. Ed has been battling Leukemia for over a year and his fight is nearing an end as he is now in Hospice Care in Clifton Park, N.Y. We pray for Ed, that his call home is peaceful and free of suffering surrounded by those who love him. We pray as well for Ed's Wife, Barbara who has recently been diagnosed with Lung Cancer. We pray that her treatments are able to arrest and cure her Cancer. We pray for the Murphy Family as they face their loss and ask for God's Peace to embrace them and Tim Mante's Family as they share the hurt and caring for these good people. Please raise the volume. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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MOBIT: Fortunato, Joseph J. [MCretreatant] on 2016-Oct-12 by McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)


Good Evening All,

Ed McEneney has shared the following information and sad news regarding a good friend to many of us and a regular retreatant at our Manhattan College Reality Retreat. Joe a United States Army WW11 Decorated Veteran was called home on October 12, 2016. We pray for the repose of his soul. We pray for his Wife Eleanor who predeceased Joe 7 months ago. We pray for their Family as they mourn the loss of their loved one in the sure and certain knowledge that this good and faithful servant is at peace in God's Eternal Embrace. Joe, you will be missed by so many.

Thank you Ed Thank you all. God Bless.

I could not transfer a picture attached by Ed But those of you who knew Joe have seen the picture

Phil Colon

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Joseph J. Fortunato 93 and a member of St. Patrick's Parish for 52 years died on October 12, 2016.

Joe had made 24 retreats with the St. Patrick and Manhattan College retreat groups.  You ask how did he get into the EMM picture….well he was walking near us he stopped and we asked him to join us for the picture. This quiet spiritual man had a past which he would talk about from time to time in the small group discussion after each presentation.  On “D" day he landed on Omaha Beach he shared how his life was spared by Jesus a number of times, he earned a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and received a battle field commission.  He attended OCS for two days. His faith was rock solid.  He stood the test of time. 
His wife Eleanor died 7 months ago.
He is being waked at Clark's in Yorktown:
Friday  October 14, 2016
From 2:00PM to 4:00PM & 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Mass is Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:00AM
New St. Patrick's Church, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY
Ed McEneney
John 15:16: Jesus said: "You did not chose me but I choose you"  John 15:16
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[JR: Guess that makes him an honorary Jasper.] 

Fortunato, Joseph J. [MCretreatant]

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ENDNOTE: Who has laryngitis?



The Silence of the Shepherds
By Christopher Manion
October 15, 2016

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The law of the Church, referred to as “Canon Law,” requires that such public scandal as participation in murder or abortion requires a public response on the part of the Church (viz. Canon 915). Apparently, that law is ignored by Catholic bishops as much as the law of the land, once known as the Constitution, is defiantly flouted by the folks in Washington.

So here’s the bottom line: supporting amnesty for illegal aliens is a prime mandate for Catholics: oppose it and your Bishop might well attack you publicly and personally. But support universal, taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, and you need have no fear: as far as our bishops are concerned, you’re anonymous.

They do have “laryngitis,” indeed.

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Certainly seem like they have!

Their silence will make more “ex-Catholics”.

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