JASPER JOTTINGS Week 14  - 2017 Apr 02   

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2017/jj2017W14.html

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POSITRACTION: Good Samaritan buys $749 plane ticket for desperate father

2017-Mar-26

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4305266/Woman-buys-desperate-father-plane-ticket-daughter.html

EXCLUSIVE: Heartwarming moment Good Samaritan steps in and buys $749 plane ticket for desperate father whose daughter, two, is told she's too old to fly for free
  

A father was left speechless when a stranger bought his daughter a plane ticket   
He was told at the check in counter that she was too old to fly for free  
The woman, Debbie Bolton, stepped up and paid for the girl's $749 ticket  
Bolton wanted to remain anonymous, but after the story went viral online, friends commented revealing her identity  
Bolton is the co-Founder and Global Chief Sales officer at Norwex - a home cleaning product firm  
A woman who works for her, Susan Holt, said that she is an amazing woman who never would have intended for this story to go public
By Abigail Miller For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:55 EDT, 11 March 2017 | Updated: 09:12 EDT, 12 March 2017

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Although Bolton hoped to stay anonymous and did not buy the ticket to receive attention, after the post was shared on Facebook a number of people left comments that revealed her identity.

Some of her personal friends and coworkers left comments that this is exactly the kind of thing that she would do, and that they are proud to know her.

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While I’ve done a lot of anonymous stuff in my time, but nothing this big or on the spur of the moment like this.

Very impressive.

And she tried to stay anonymous.

I have told you, everyone, and anyone the old Irish adage about “good works only count if done in secret”. Funny, I learned that from my maternal English Protestant grandmother who wanted to teach me about my maternal grandfather's "heathen Irish culture that has a few good points". ROFL!

I hope this kind soul get credit even though she was uncovered.

Nice to know there are these kind of people in the world.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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MNEWS: Matt Centrowitz connection to Alma Mater

2017-Mar-26

http://www.flotrack.org/article/53741-matt-centrowitz-s-memoir-gets-behind-the-scenes-with-olympics-oregon-pre#.WNgT-o4pDog

Matt Centrowitz's Memoir Gets Behind The Scenes With Olympics, Oregon, Pre
Mar 24, 2017
Johanna Gretschel

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The Matthew Centrowitz of popular imagination is not only the first U.S. man to win the 1500m Olympic gold since 1908 but also a super-human badass who gives us the theatrics we want from a great American sports hero. He won an NCAA title while making a throat-slit gesture at the camera. He's probably flirted with your girlfriend on Twitter. He even got a fan to tattoo a likeness of his face on the fan's shoulder. (It was actually the fan's idea, and Centro told him he didn't have to do it. But he did anyway. Still.)

To understand the story of the man, we have to take a step back and examine the story of his father, who was the first Matt Centrowitz to earn All-American honors at the University of Oregon, make two Olympic teams, and set the American record for 5K (OK, he's still the only Centrowitz to do that). The elder Centrowitz--who says that at home, he's "Matt" and his son is "Matthew"--recently published a book that every self-respecting track fan should read called "Like Father, Like Son: My Story on Running, Coaching and Parenting." (It's worth noting that the younger Centrowitz has the quote "Like father like son" tattooed across his chest.)

The memoir, co-written by Nathan Williams and Chris Kwiatkowski, who is Centro Jr.'s former teammate at Oregon and Centro Sr.'s assistant coach at American University, begins and ends with a personal account of watching Matthew race the Rio Olympic Games 1500m final. In between, it details his own atypical journey through life and running. And it was always meant to be that way; he says in an interview that you can watch below that this book is three years in the making and has been an idea in his head for the past 10 years. He just lucked out that his son's Olympic final gave him a nice conclusion.

So, who is the man that produced America's top middle distance talent?

Centrowitz was born and raised in the Bronx to an Irish mother and Jewish father in the tumultuous 1960s. His dad gambled. His parents split up, and a junior high-aged Centrowitz turned to the streets, where he spent his days drinking and smoking instead of sitting behind a desk in school. Eventually, his mother moved her kids out to Queens, where Centrowitz discovered the sport that would change his life.

He attended two different high schools, Andrew Jackson High and Power Memorial High, and gained two different mentors, coach Milt Blatt and Brother John Beilen. They helped Centrowitz not only find his gift but also tap into his desire to compete. He would set the still-standing New York state high school mile record of 4:02.7, matriculate at Manhattan College under the tutelage of Frank Gagliano and Fred Dwyer, and transfer to the University of Oregon, where he gained a lifelong friend and mentor in Bill Dellinger and encountered Steve Prefontaine, who had by then graduated from college but was still a rock star-like presence in Tracktown, USA.

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 Donald Costello commented on MNEWS: Matt Centrowitz connection to Alma Mater

2017-Mar-26 http://www.flotrack.org/article/53741-matt-centrowitz-s-memoir-gets-behind-the-scenes-with-olympics-oregon-pre#.WNgT …

Have no idea what this has to do with Jasper Jottings!

“He would set the still-standing New York state high school mile record of 4:02.7, matriculate at Manhattan College under the tutelage of Frank Gagliano and Fred Dwyer, and transfer to the University of Oregon …”

[JR: I thought this was an interesting connection.] 

Costello, Donald (MC1954)

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MNEWS: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) find old MSG history in news

2017-Mar-27

Dear John,

             The Sunday, March 26th NY Daily News, at page 86
has an article END ZONE -When the Garden Cheered Again.

        It is about 1958 when Manhattan beat Jerry West & # 1
West Virginia, under Captain Jack Powers at the 'old' Garden.

         A great piece. I have it if you need it.

                                Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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[JR: NYDN is behind some kind of wall.] 

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JUPDATE: McCabe, John Christopher [MC1950 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2017-Mar-27

Obit: http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/John-Christopher-McCabe-104604698

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/104604698

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Dear John,

              I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1950.

                    May He Rest In Peace.

                                 Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCabe, John Christopher [MC1950 RIP]

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) sees my tin foil hat

2017-Mar-27

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ENDNOTE: The politically correct AP
2017-Mar-25

MARYLAND CRUISES PAST WEST VIRGINIA 83-56 INTO SWEET 16
BY DAVID GINSBURG
AP SPORTS WRITER

{Extraneous Deleted}

 The AP is so politically correct that they didn’t report in the headline that it's the Womens' NCAA.

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Argh!

Methinks you are seeing conspiracy theories where there are none... I think that the onus is on those interested in the outcomes to have an idea which schools are in which tournaments... They are both NCAA tourneys...

Thanks for all your efforts f.John... I hope there was beer buying all around...

mike toner
buffalo, ny
BEE '72

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Toner, Mike (MC1972)

[JR: Laugh! Not a REAL tin foil hat conspiracy; just incompetence. It’s odd to leave out NCAAW or NITW. ESPN does it, but not AP. I’d say they “have an agenda”.] 

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JHQ: Alma Mater Players do Legally Blonde

2017-Mar-27

Manhattan College Players added an event.
22 hrs

Come see Manhattan College Players production of Legally Blonde. Shows are April 6th-8th at 8pm and April 9th at 2pm. Please fill out the ticket form to reserve tickets for the production.Cast: Elle Woods...…...….…………....………Siobhan ConnorMargot/Greek Chorus.…….……….....Gabriella Herrera...

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOT7NHbl-943xpxxJB08VI0KI8ALoXbapUO2Ke0GvOA9adAA/viewform

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JLINKEDIN: Clancy, Lorraine [MC1987] technical product sales

2017-Mar-29

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorraine-clancy-5a421113a/

Clancy, Lorraine [MC1987]
25 years consistent success record selling technical products and solutions
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

  • Expert at analyzing equipment leases and service plans to provide innovative upgrade options
  • Finance-based approach to sales opportunities to develop cost justified proposals which satisfybusiness objectives
  • Highly effective at upgrading existing accounts and also winning competitive business
  • Excellent presentation skills to C-level officers and other decision makers
  • Strategic customer relationship management to identify and capitalize on additional opportunities
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JNEWS: Alcaraz, Michael [MC2015] AD Ops USF mens soccer

2017-Mar-28

http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=211535194


USF
Butehorn Completes Staff
March 27, 2017
By USF

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TAMPA, March. 27, 2017 – University of South Florida men’s soccer head coach Bob Butehorn’s coaching staff is complete, the program announced Monday. Jeremy Hurdle, Michael Alcaraz and Ryan Thompson have joined the Bulls’ staff.

“I am very proud of the staff that we have brought together,” said Butehorn. “I believe we assembled the right people for the job and I look forward to a very bright future for our program.”

Hurdle will act as the Bulls’ Director of Soccer of Operations and Alcaraz is the Assistant Director of Operations. Thompson, a former Rowdies goalkeeper, is USF’s new volunteer assistant coach.

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Alcaraz comes to USF after one season as the head coach for Burbank Unified School District. The former defender graduated from Manhattan College in 2015 as a two-year starter. Prior to transferring to Manhattan, Alcaraz was an All-South Coast Conference first team member for Pasadena City College.

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Alcaraz, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 2015.

                           Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Alcaraz, Michael [MC2015]

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JOBIT: Van Scoyoc, Carol L. [MC1982 RIP] on 2017-02Feb-12

2017-Mar-28

Dear John,

            Attached article from the New York State Bar News,March/April 2017 Edition reports the passing of Carol Van Scoyoc,’82.

             May She Rest In Peace.

                               Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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STATE BAR NEWS March/April 2017

Chair Van Scoyoc remembered for doing the ‘right thing’

The State Bar mourns the loss of Carol Van Scoyoc of White Plains, chair of its Local and State Government Law Section. She died February 12 following a battle with cancer.

“Carol always strove to ‘do the right thing’ in her professional and personal lives,” said Richard K. Zuckerman, acting chair of the section. “We were honored to have her as our leader, our mentor and our colleague.”

Van Scoyoc, chief deputy corporation counsel for the City of White Plains, joined the State Bar and the Local and State Government Section (then known as the Municipal Law Section) in 1994. She was elected to join the section’s Executive Committee in 2004 and became section chair in 2015.

Van Scoyoc, who received the State Bar’s 2012 Award for Excellence in Public Service, began her legal career as an assistant county attorney for Westchester County and later served as the assistant chief deputy Westchester County Attorney.

Among her many accomplishments, she served as counsel in approximately 150 cases, including Matter of Westchester County Medical Center (Mary O’Connor), which, as a result, led to major changes to New York’s health care proxy forms to protect the mentally incapacitated.

She was a past president of the Westchester Bar Association, past chair of its Municipal Law Section and was editor-in-chief of the Westchester Bar Journal.

Van Scoyoc was an adjunct professor at Pace University’s Graduate School of Public Administration. She graduated summa cum laude from Manhattan College and earned her law degree from Pace University School of Law.

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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Carol-L-Van-Scoyoc&pid=184135403


Carol L. Van Scoyoc
1960 - 2017

Carol Lynn Van Scoyoc, of White Plains, NY, passed away February 12, 2017. She was 56. Carol was born February 16, 1960 in Englewood, NJ to Elaine H. Pasqua and the late William E. Van Scoyoc.

For the past 22 years, from April 1995 to the present, Carol served as the Chief Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of White Plains. She received the Above the Bar Award in 2011 for Outstanding Public Service Attorney. She served as past president of the Westchester Bar Association, and she served as an Executive Committee member of Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Devoted daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend, Carol had two passions in her life, love of family and the law. Her professional acumen and excellence were only surpassed by her dedication and kindness to all people.

Besides her mother, Elaine, Carol is survived by her brother, William F. Van Scoyoc, and her sister, Susan J. McDonald. She is also the loving aunt to Melissa McDonald, James McDonald, Morgan Van Scoyoc and John McDonald.

In lieu of flowers please send donation to either Pace Law School, Pace University - Gift Processing Center P.O. Box 419268 Boston, MA 02241-9268 www.Pace.edu/givetopacelaw or Westchester County BAR Foundation c/o WCBA 1 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601

Visiting hours are Thursday 2-4 & 7-9pm and Friday 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday 10 am at St. Eugene's Church Yonkers, NY. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett 491 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 949-7777 McMahonFuneralHome.com

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 15, 2017

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Van Scoyoc, Carol L. [MC1982 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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

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COMMENT: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) sees "ownership concentration" as a problem

2017-Mar-28

Hi John ... I'm not sure I was expressing a theory about how "wealth is distributed." I think you are interpreting that as being an activity, whereas I was stating that it is a necessary result. Whatever wealth exists at any given time exists somewhere; it has somehow been "distributed" into those places. I think you are more concerned with how it gets there -- and you object to the term "distributed" as a descriptor of that action. But even if we start from your preferred premise of two-way satisfaction of a commercial transaction, the predominant method of exchange involves currency. And when "too much" (my subjective choice of words) currency resides in too few places, it seems to me that viable opportunities for mutually satisfactory commerce become fewer. And since it is a numbers game, if you imagine "wealth" moving toward mathematical limits of ownership concentration, then it seems to me that stagnation of commerce -- and possibly the death of economies and the people who survive in them -- goes hand in hand with that. So, is the Pope's message not pro-life then? Rob

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Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)

[JR: In a truly free market, cooperation yields “certificates of appreciation”. If all those “certificates” end up in a few hands, then won’t it induce more cooperation? For example, Bill Gates doesn’t sit on a pile of “certificates” but uses them as he sees fit to express his appreciation to others. Laugh! I believe it’s only when the Gooferment get involved does the “wealth distribution” suddenly become a big issue. That and many of “We, The Sheeple” are induced to be jealous and envious of those “lucky few”. We have “raised” generations of “welfare farmers” and “Crony Capitalists” who live off the Gooferment dole. That’s our current problem, imho. The Pope’s message is socialism which emasculates the human desire to improve. Like “don’t feed the bears” in the national parks, “don’t feed the hungry”. Not to starve them, but to incentivize them. Give them opportunity. Don’t kill them with the “kindness” of the Gooferment dole. IMHO!] 

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JLINKEDIN: McHugh, Mary [MC????] SVP Oracle

2017-Mar-28

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-mchugh-62a303138/

McHugh, Mary [MC????]
Oracle  
Senior Executive in Enterprise Applications and Infrastructure IT Services

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Dear John,

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

                       Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Donohue, Hubert D. [MC1956 RIP] on 2017-03Mar-27

2017-Mar-29

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Hubert-D.-Donohue-104615390

Hubert D. Donohue
March 27, 2017   
Mendham, New Jersey

Hubert passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017.

Hubert was a resident of Mendham, New Jersey at the time of his passing.

He graduated from Manhattan College and served in the United States Navy as Executive Officer.

He served in the United States Navy as Executive Officer.

He was married to Joan.

Visitation will be Thursday March 30 from 4-8 PM. Funeral services from the funeral home on Friday March 31 at 9:45 AM followed by a Mass at 11:00AM at St. Joseph's Church Mendham NJ. Interment will follow at Hilltop Cemetery in Mendham.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested in his memory to PAACT Prostate Advocates Aiding Choices in Treatments 1143 Parmelee Ave. NW Grand Rapids MI 49504 or to Doctors Without Borders 333 7th Avenue NY NY 10001-5004.

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Donohue, Hubert D. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

              May He Rest In Peace.

                       Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

 Donohue, Hubert D. [MC1956 RIP]

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

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JNEWS: Ferrara, Michael [MC1997] COO Cerami & Associates Inc.

2017-Mar-29

http://correctionalnews.com/2017/03/29/michael-ferrara/

2017 03Mar 29 Ferrera


Michael Ferrara
March 29, 2017
Correctional News

Cerami & Associates Inc., a consulting firm focused on innovative building solutions, announced that Michael Ferrara has joined the firm as chief operating officer. In this new position, Ferrara will lead business operations and growth strategies for Cerami, a leading provider increasingly recognized for its creative integration of technologies to boost client outcomes. Ferrara was previously partner and chief operating officer for DOAR, a litigation and trial consulting firm. He also led DOAR’s purchase of ACE Audiovisual, which continued to position the company as a leader in specialized legal technology systems. His prior background was with various large engineering and construction firms, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Manhattan College.

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Ferrara, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1997.

                               Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ferrara, Michael [MC1997]

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

2017-Mar-29

Good Afternoon All,

I ask for your prayers for a High School class mate and very good friend of a friend of mine. Woodrow Dooley is in intensive care where the MDs are dealing with several medical issues as they try to ascertain why Woody's heart just stopped when he was apparently so healthy. The EMT professionals while responding to the Medical Emergency, on the phone, walked Woody's wife through CPR which she administered and brought her husband back from death. We pray for Woody, his Wife and friends. We pray that the MDs are able to discover and resolve what caused the initial trauma and get Woody's several medical concerns under control. Thank you. God Bless.
 
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
 
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JOBIT: Curnan, Sr. Helen Francis [MC1953 RIP] on 2017-03Mar-27

2017-Mar-31

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Helen-Francis-Curnan&pid=184760941

Sister Helen Francis Curnan OP
1927 - 2017
Obituary

Sister Helen Francis Curnan, OP, of the Dominican Sisters, Sparkill, New York, died on March 27, 2017 in Siena Hall, Sparkill, NY.

Born in New York City, NY on October 9, 1927, Helen was the daughter of Francis and Helen Connolly Curnan. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1946 and received the name Sister Helen Francis. She professed her first vows in in 1948 and her final vows in 1953.

Sister Helen Francis received a BA in English, Manhattan College, New York in 1953 and her MA in English from St. John's University, New York in 1956.

Sister Helen Francis served in the Archdiocese of New York and Brooklyn as a teacher in St. Helena School, Bronx, NY (1948-1953), Mary Queen of Heaven (1953-1955), St. Helena High School (1955-1956), Aquinas High School, Bronx, NY (1956-1961). Sr. Helen Francis was principal of St. Augustine School, New City, NY (1961-1966). From 1966-1968 Sister Helen served in Formation for our Junior Professed Sisters in Sparkill. Sister Helen returned to teaching and from 1968-1975 was at Albertus Magnus High School, Bardonia, NY; St. Helena Commercial High School (1975-1989). Sister Helen served as Librarian at St. John Chrysostom School (1989-1998) then assisted in the Development Office of Msgr. Scanlan High School (1998-2000) and Dominican Convent (2000-2006) before retiring to Siena Hall.

Sister Helen Francis is predeceased by her parents Francis and Helen Curnan and two siblings, Catherine and Francis Patrick. She is survived by three nephews and a niece.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill, NY on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation is on Monday, April 3, 2017 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 Mar. 31, 2017

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Curnan, Sr. Helen Francis [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JNEWS: Reilly, Marianne [MC1978] and Peters, Nadia [MC2007] cited St. Barnabas HS news

2017-Mar-31

Dear John,

         I have attached two copies of an article from the Spring 2017 Edition of the St. Barnabas High School News Letter, CONNECTIONS about two JASPERS - Marianne Reilly, ’78 and Nadia Peters, '07.

        (The first attachment is a typed copy of the Article w/outphoto, the second a scanned copy of the Article.)

         My connection with the High School is that my wife Cathie, and two of her sisters, are alumnae as are our threedaughters!

         Please feel free to post as much or as little as you think appropriate.

                  Best,

                        Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Reilly, Marianne [MC1978]

Peters,  Nadia [MC2007]

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Two Saint Barnabas High School Grads Alumnae, Friends, Colleagues
By: Linda Arnegger Corcoran ‘66

Life is often six degrees of separation. Many of us connect the dots in so many ways each and every day. Separated by three decades, two Saint Barnabas High School alumnae’s parallel paths led them to the same place.

Marianne Reilly ’78 was a star basketball athlete at Saint Barnabas High School. As a freshman, she took three buses to get to school, but knew that Saint Barnabas was the right fit for her academically and athletically.

Nadia Peters ’07 knew she wanted to go to a high school that prepared her for college, while satisfying her love of sports. While at Barnabas, Nadia participated in soccer, track and basketball, graduating with an Advanced Regents Diploma.

Two Paths – Same Goals!

Marianne Reilly was the first female recipient of a Manhattan College Athletic scholarship. As a student athlete, Marianne often wondered who might be the first woman to be inducted into Manhattan College’s Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1992, Marianne became that woman! Reilly holds the distinction of being recognized as one of the greatest players of the first 30 seasons in Manhattan College’s Women’s Basketball History. After graduation, Marianne went on to teaching and became a basketball coach. She holds a master’s degree in education administration from Lehman College, and, in 1999, earned a professional diploma from Fordham University’s Graduation School of Education in administration and supervision.

Reilly accepted a position at Fordham University’s Athletic Department and rose through the ranks. In 1996, Marianne became Senior Associate Athletic Director, where, in addition to overseeing compliance and eligibility, she served as a liaison to a number of intercollegiate teams, athletic training, strength and conditioning, intermural and club sport programs. Marianne also served on numerous university and conference working groups, including the Atlantic 10 Strategic Planning Committee.

Six months ago, Marianne returned to Manhattan College and was named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Manhattan College – another first for a woman to hold that position in Manhattan College’s history! Marianne continues to give back to Saint Barnabas High School as Vice Chair of its Board of Trustees. “You can never forget where your formative years were developed. I am proud to be part of the Saint Barnabas High School Board,” Reilly said.

Nadia Peters also had her eye on Manhattan College while she was attending Saint Barnabas, and was awarded a full athletic scholarship there. Another high achiever, both academically and athletically, Nadia holds the record for most blocks in Manhattan’s women’s basketball and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in business and religion and a masters in counseling with a concentration in school counseling, graduating Magnum Cum Laude. Currently, Nadia is Assistant Director of Employer Relations in Manhattan College’s Center for Career Development Department. Peters feels that the sky is the limit in achieving her career goals, and credits Saint Barnabas High School for her path to success.

Several years ago, Marianne and Nadia shared their stories as alumnae of both schools and their love of sports. Each is proud that they are now part of the Manhattan College Team of professionals. They are true examples of the many focused and strong women who continue to receive their educational foundation from Saint Barnabas High School, and the sisterhood that endures.

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JFOUND: Hashim, Kamran [MC1996] shares an insight

2017-Apr-01

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/muslim-reads-benedict-option/

A Muslim Reads The Benedict Option
By ROD DREHER • March 25, 2017, 9:07 PM

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Today I received this lovely letter from reader Kamran Hashim, a Muslim, who gives me permission to share it with you:

I went to Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY. It is a Catholic college run by the Christian Brothers of the Order of De LaSalle. All students are required to take three classes on religion during their four years of undergrad studies in order to graduate. It just so happened that my first religion class was also the first class on my first day as a freshman. It was taught by Brother Robert Berger (who is still a good friend two decades later). And he began all his classes (as I came to learn over the years) with a simple prayer – “Let us remember that we are in the presence of God”. When I look back on my awesome college experience, i (sic) am struck by how the most important truth I learned during that time was communicated to me in that prayer in the opening moments of my fi(r)st (sic) class at the school.

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How is it that my Muslim brother Kamran understands The Benedict Option better than some Christian reviewers?

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[JR: Interesting the impact of a education from Alma Mater. I recognized this prayer in my novel. "Let us remember we are in the Holy Presence of God. For more days than I'd care to count, those words were said in my presence. Not until now do I think I begin to understand them.” — character “John” in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 2 Page 371 AND I’m sure that I really don’t understand them today.]  

Hashim, Kamran [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Kamran is a member of the Class of 1996.

                            Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

 Hashim, Kamran [MC1996]

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MNEWS: Alma Mater joins Coalition to Improve College Access

2017-Apr-01

https://accupj.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/peace-and-justice-in-accus-spring-newsletter-2/

Peace and Justice in ACCU’s Spring Newsletter
March 31, 2017
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities News

ACCU recently released the spring edition of Update, our quarterly newsletter. Read Update in full here. Peace and Justice highlights include:

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Catholic Institutions Join Coalition to Improve College Access: Manhattan College, College of the Holy Cross, and St. Michael’s College have joined the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, a group of more than 90 public and private colleges and universities formed to improve the college application process for all students, provide substantial support to lower-resourced and underrepresented students, offer responsible financial aid support, and demonstrate a commitment to student graduation.

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[JR: Alma Mater continues a proud tradition of its mission.] 

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JOBIT: Dunleavy, Patrick Francis [MC1963 RIP] on 2017-03Mar-31

2017-Apr-01

http://obituaries.nydailynews.com/obituaries/nydailynews/obituary.aspx?n=Patrick-Francis-DUNLEAVY&pid=184781787


Patrick Francis DUNLEAVY
Obituary

DUNLEAVY-Patrick Francis of Riverdale, on March 31, 2017, at the age of 75.

Beloved son of the late Owen and Winifred (McHugh). Loving brother of Owen J. and John J. (Maryjo).

Devoted uncle of Robert (Elisabeth), Kevin (Jennifer), Peter (Dana), John Patrick (Bridget), Brian (Liz) and Neil (Annemarie). Great uncle to many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are many cousins. Lifelong friend of John P. Moriarty and Martin Garry.

A 1963 graduate of Manhattan College, Pat chose a career in education, beginning at Dewitt Clinton HS, Bronx and later serving as Assistant Principal of the English Department at Curtis HS, Staten Island. More recently, he served as an adjunct professor of English at the College at New Rochelle and Mercy College.

He was most beloved and admired for all his generosity to whomever he met.

Calling hours at the FRED H. MCGRATH & SON FUNERAL HOME, Bronxville, between the hours of 6 to 9 pm Saturday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville, on Monday, April 3 at 10:45 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New York Academy of Public Education or Frances Schervier Nursing Home.

Funeral Home Fred H. McGrath & Son Inc 20 Cedar St Bronxville, NY 10708(914) 337-6770

Published in the Daily News on Apr. 1, 2017

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Dunleavy, Patrick Francis [MC1963 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nydailynews/patrick-francis-dunleavy-condolences/184781787?cid=full

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JHQ: 2017 Reunion weekend is 6/2

2017-Apr-01



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June 2, 2017

[JR: I’ll be going next year.] 

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ENDNOTE: Foster care system is so horrifically broken

2017-Apr-01

FROM PLAIN OLD FACEBOOK

http://www.nomoretrashbags.org/get-involved.html

http://www.nomoretrashbags.org/our-story.html

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Our Foster care system is so horrifically broken. No child should go from home to home with their belongings in trash bags...God bless these men for giving these children a home filled with love and making a difference in other foster childrens' lives. Telling his own experience is changing the lives of others.

Channel 4 News

February 9

He wants to make sure no other child in the foster care system has an experience like the ones he and his children had. Warning: descriptions of abuse. Video by Jess Blank, with special thanks to Comfortcases.org.

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{Note: It’s not “my” forster care system. If I owned, I’d fix it! PDQ!}

QUOTING FROM AN OLD BLOG POST FROM “Reinke Faces Life” on 12/8/2008

POLITICAL: Policies need to make sense. Common sense.

http://www.reason.com/blog/show/130326.html

New at Reason: Steve Chapman on the Case for Gay Adoption
December 1, 2008, 7:00am

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Laws against gay adoption say, in effect, that a child may not be adopted by gays even when the adoption is in the best interest of the child. But as Steve Chapman writes, the real meaning of family values is that the best interest of the child always comes first.

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Regardless of how you feel about “gays”, I personally PREFER “gay adoption” to “gooferment foster care”. Many of the horror stories come from the gooferment trying to insert itself into every facet of our lives.

First priority, should be two parent heterosexual parents. But clearly, we don’t have enough of those to go around.

“Best interest of the child” would get them permanently placed ASAP!

Once that’s done, we can tackle the other thorny issues. Like abortion, marriage, infidelity, teen sex, and all the other “moral issues”.

BUT first things first.

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At risk of sounding like Oprah Winfrey, if I ran the “Foster Care System”, then I’d be giving out foster children like Oprah gave away cars. “You get a child; you get a child”.

My criteria would be loving homes. I know personally what it feels like to be denied the ability to adopt a child. My wife had “brutal type 1 diabetes” and was not expected to last past 40 — she passed at 63; so much for experts — and we were told we couldn’t adopt in 1976 when we were in our late 20’s.

So I guess to the Gooferment it’s better that children suffer in what everyone admits is terrible horrific foster care, than a gay couple, or any couple willing get to take care of a child.

Argh!

This really ticks me off!

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