JASPER JOTTINGS Week 26  - 2017 Jun 25    

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



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POSITRACTION: "We will all be buried in the same ground."



When terror strikes the family of a terrorism reporter
By Souad Mekhennet June 9 at 7:00 AM

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The world is not facing a clash of civilizations or cultures, but a clash between those who want to build bridges and those who would rather see the world in polarities, who are working hard to spread hatred and divide us. While the work of the bridge builders is certainly difficult, there are people in every generation who live their beliefs and who are willing and able to seek out common ground. I was lucky enough to have the examples of my parents and grandparents to show me what is possible.

If I’ve learned anything, it’s this: a mother’s screams over the body of her murdered child sound the same, no matter if she is black, brown, or white; Muslim, Jewish, or Christian; Shia or Sunni.

We will all be buried in the same ground.

Excerpted from I WAS TOLD TO COME ALONE: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad, by Souad Mekhennet

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A powerful reminder of the cost of prejudice, religious extremism, and forgetting that “we are all fingers on the same hand”.

‘In all things social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.’  — Booker T. Washington

Requiescat In Pacem

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JOBIT: Collins, John Robert Jr. [MC1964 RIP] on 2017-Jun-16



John Robert Collins Jr.
February 1, 1938 — June 16, 2017

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — John Robert Collins Jr. died on June 16, 2017 at his home in Blue Mountain Lake, surrounded by his family. John dearly loved his life in the Adirondacks, where he had deep roots. His ancestors farmed in Chestertown and North Creek after emigrating from Ireland. His grandparents were caretakers at the Great Camp Sagamore for the Vanderbilt family and his parents, John Sr. and Helen, ran the family resort, The Hedges in Blue Mountain Lake, for nearly 50 years.

John was born on Feb. 1, 1938. He and his older sister Barbara and younger brother Michael were raised at The Hedges, where he spent many summers working at the family business. He attended elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse in Blue Mountain Lake. He graduated from Indian Lake Central School in 1955 and then served in the Army until 1959, where he spent three years working with anti-aircraft guns and Honest John missiles, the last two years in Europe.

John graduated from Manhattan College with a B.A. in history in 1964. There, he thoroughly enjoyed and valued his Jesuit education, loved New York City and made lifelong friends. He then began teaching the sixth grade in Rome, New York, where he found working with children truly rewarding and decided to make teaching his profession. He enrolled in graduate school at SUNY New Paltz to earn his teaching certification. John taught at Leptondale Elementary School in Wallkill, Chestertown Central School, and then for 26 years taught the fifth grade at Long Lake Central School, where he was beloved as ‘Mr. C.’ When it was his turn to advise the senior class and plan the senior trip, John and Ellen took the students abroad to London and Paris.

In 1966, John married Ellen C. Callaghan, who had come to The Hedges for a summer job and with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2016. They have two daughters, Cathleen and Sarah. Cathleen Collins and her husband, Peter Bauer, live in Blue Mountain Lake with their two sons, Jake and Andy. Sarah Collins and her husband, Charles Giordano, live in Brooklyn with their daughter, Lena.

John believed in service to his community and worked to protect the things he cherished. He served on the Indian Lake Town Planning Board starting in 1968, and served as its chairman for nearly a decade. He served as a member, and then president, of the Board of Trustees of the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake. He served on the school board of Indian Lake Central School for five years. In 1984, John was appointed to the Adirondack Park Agency Board by Gov. Mario Cuomo. He served until 1995 with his last three years as APA chairman.

John was a founder of the Residents’ Committee to Protect the Adirondacks in 1991, which worked to protect the Adirondack Park. He also served as a trustee of the Northern Forest Center, which works to create jobs, leverage investment and conserve forests for community benefit in the northern regions of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

John served the Adirondack Museum in many capacities, initially as a board trustee beginning in 1991, then as acting director in 2001, director in 2002 and honorary trustee in 2005. John served as a trustee of the Bruce L. Crary Foundation, which grants money to Adirondack students to assist with college expenses.

While John’s interest in protecting wild spaces ranged to the Atlantic, his true love was Blue Mountain Lake, the heart of the Adirondacks. After retiring from teaching, he continued to put in full weeks working outside as a jack-of-all-trades with his pick-up truck for his family and friends and volunteering his time, patience and expertise to a number of local organizations and community projects. John was a longtime officer of the Blue Mountain Lake Association and a key member of Blue Mountain Lake Water Watch. His ability to cheerfully reconcile a wide range of viewpoints and personalities served him well in his work, his public service and his large extended family.

John and Ellen were always happy to get out on the water or into the woods. They enjoyed many hikes, canoe and cross-country ski trips. In the last years of his life, John spent his winters splitting and stacking firewood and his summers driving and maintaining his wooden launch. He saved time every day for a crossword, The New York Times and some Netflix, often from a chair in front of a crackling fire. John’s home was always open to visitors, friends and family, where he and Ellen happily hosted many big and delicious dinners, followed by long conversations and an occasional penny poker game.

For many years, John and Ellen lived with John’s mother Helen in Blue Mountain Lake. John and Ellen cared for her until her death at home in 2001. John is survived by his loving wife, Ellen; devoted daughters, Cathleen (Peter) and Sarah (Charles); and adoring grandchildren, Jake, Andy and Lena; and his older sister, Barbara. John was predeceased by his brother Michael in 1961. John had six nieces and nephews and 13 first cousins, who grew during his life into dozens of families of “cousins,” most of whom return to vacation in Blue Mountain Lake each year.

When John was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, he told his family and friends, “I have had a very good life — great parents and family, great wife, great children, jobs that I liked, and a wonderful environment to live in. I have no regrets.” John and his family were deeply moved by the many emails, notes and visits from people who told “Johnny” how he had touched their lives. John was deeply loved and admired and will be sorely missed.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the Miller Funeral Home, 6357 state Route 30, Indian Lake.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday June 24, at the Adirondack Museum Auditorium in Blue Mountain Lake, and a reception will follow from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Adirondack Hotel in Long Lake.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Protect The Adirondacks, the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts or High Peaks Hospice.

To express online condolences, please visit www.brewermillerfuneralhomes.com.


Collins, John Robert Jr. [MC1964 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.brewermillerfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/john-r-collins,-jr.aspx?show=true#condolences

[JR: I take editorial note of “There, he thoroughly enjoyed and valued his Jesuit education” without further comment.]

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JNEWS: Roberts, Thomas A. [MC1984] Principal at Bressler, Amery & Ross PC



Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette area
People in Business for June 18, 2017

Jun 18, 2017 - 12:15 am

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Thomas A. Roberts has joined Bressler, Amery & Ross PC as a principal in its securities and securities litigation practices.

Roberts is in Bressler's New York office and was a partner at the New Orleans firm of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver LLC. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on defending securities brokerage firms, financial services firms and professionals and also telecommunications clients in litigation and regulatory matters.

Roberts earned his juris doctorate from New York Law School and his bachelor's from Manhattan College.

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Roberts, Thomas A. [MC1984]

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JLINKEDIN: Narode, Lauren [MC2015] Proj Coord at Colorado Specialties



Narode, Lauren [MC2015]
Project Coordinator at Colorado Specialties
Denver, Colorado

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JOBIT: McCann, Frank Jerome [MC1952 RIP] on 2017-Jun-16



In Memory of
Frank Jerome McCann
September 3, 1927 - June 16, 2017

Mr. Frank Jerome McCann, 89, of Rome, GA, passed away peacefully Friday, June 16, 2017, at the home of his son, in Atlanta.

Mr. McCann was born September 3, 1927 in Providence, Rhode Island, son of the late Frank Leo and Mary Mae McCann. Mr. McCann is survived by two daughters and two sons: Maryann Abbajay, London, UK; Frank Leo McCann, Cartersville; Maureen Honea, Rome; and Gerard McCann, Atlanta. Additionally, Mr. McCann is survived by nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Shevlin McCann; daughter, Kathleen McCann Baesel; and sisters, Anna Mae and Jane.

He graduated high school from LaSalle Academy in Providence RI. Shortly after, he joined the United States Coast Guard. He served three years, partially during World War II, stationed on islands in the Pacific. After the war, he attended Manhattan College, obtaining a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a licensed PE and, in 1952, began working at General Electric in Schenectady, NY. He married his wife on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1953. In 1968, he was transferred to Rome, GA to work in the Medium Transformer Division of GE in the marketing department as manager of product planning.

Mr. McCann was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rome. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 4410. Prior to ongoing health issues, Mr. McCann enjoyed golf, playing cards, and was a voracious reader.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Daniel's Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Rafael Carballo officiating, assisted by Deacon Stuart Neslin. Interment will follow at the Georgia National Cemetery, 2025 Mount Carmel Church Lane, Canton, Ga. 30114.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary's School, 401 East 7th Street, Rome, GA 30161.


McCann, Frank Jerome [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

         I believe that Frank is a member of the Class of 1952.

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCann, Frank Jerome [MC1952 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Langan, Tim [MC2010] EE at US DoD



2017 06Jun 18 Langan

Langan, Tim [MC2010]
Electronics Engineer at United States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense
Baltimore, Maryland

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JHQ: Parents Discuss Manhattan College



Parents Discuss Manhattan College

Parents offer their perspective on what it's like to send a child to Manhattan College. Learn more about the academic, extracurricular and faith opportunities that await your son or daughter in Riverdale.

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[JR: 5 minute video that expresses Alma Mater’s value.] 

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JNEWS: DeCosimo, Tonia [MC1991] author "Single and Not Settling!"



Press Release

Tonia DeCosimo's Expertise Shines in "Single and Not Settling! A Journey of Surviving the Dating World"
Dating Expert offers advice and hope in new book. Also available for seminars and book signings.

Jun. 19, 2017 / PRZen / NEW YORK -- Tonia De Cosimo, author of the new book Single and Not Settling! A Journey of Surviving the Dating World, has taken her advice and her experiences "on the road." In addition to two major book signings, at Book Revue in Huntington, NY and Turn of the Corkscrew Books and Wine in Rockville Centre, NY, she's also been featured and interviewed on 21 different radio broadcasts. Tonia also writes for The Date Mix, Zoosk.com's online magazine, and also offers seminars and lectures on dating and relationships.

"Where do you get the time?" we asked her. "We know you run several businesses."

"I love what I do, and it's my mission to help people," she laughed, "especially women who are still searching for love but aren't willing to settle."

Tonia's Date Mix bi-weekly column gives her the chance to share her experiences, advice, and ideas with those who are facing their own dating challenges. Her own journey has created a core of outstanding advice, and her book Single and Not Settling! spreads her message out to people not involved with online dating. Interviews and reviews with her have appeared in the Huffington Post, Thrive Global and recently on PR Newswire's Jumbo screen.

Tonia is a successful entrepreneur and received her B.S. degree in Elementary Education and English from Manhattan College. Her career path, however, took her into the fields of marketing, publishing, and sales consulting in which she has worked successfully for the past 25 years. In that time, she has built and managed several companies including her own. She is also a member of N.A.F.E. (National Association Of Female Executives). In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, travel and spending time with family and friends. However, her all-time favorite is shoe shopping. Tonia, the proud step-mom of two teenagers, resides on Long Island with her husband, whom she met while finishing her book.

 Providing a forum for singles, and creating an atmosphere of give and take, is the crux of Tonia's mission. Her lectures, book signings and even media appearances all lead to the same message. She says, "Don't settle. First find yourself, know yourself and then you can seek someone to share your life, not complete it."

 You can find Single and Not Settling! on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and in bookstores. For more insights into Tonia De Cosimo's advice and life, visit her website at http://toniadecosimo.com.

Follow the full story here: https://przen.com/pr/32074866

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DeCosimo, Tonia [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Tonia is a member of the Class of 1991.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DeCosimo, Tonia [MC1991]

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JLINKEDIN: Ciotti, Robert [MC1997] Envir Eng at Lawler Environmental Group



2017 06Jun 18 Ciotti

Ciotti, Robert [MC1997]
Environmental Staff Engineer at Lawler Environmental Group
Stratford, Connecticut

At Lawler I have been involved in many different types of projects mainly dealing in Construction Managment and Operational Oversight. We stand in as the clients on sight representative and liaison with the contractor. Currently, I am serving as part of the Environmental Compliance Team on the Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Project.

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JNEWS: Liveris, Rekha [MC1995] chairwoman @ New Rochelle HS Science Dept



New Rochelle School Board Appoints 6 New Administrators
Four of the appointments are replacements; two are new positions.
By Michael Woyton (Patch Staff) - Updated June 20, 2017 3:06 pm ET

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Rekha Liveris was appointed New Rochelle High School’s Science Department chairwoman. … … Liveris has been a science teacher at the high school since 2008. She holds two master's degrees: one in school building leadership and another in biotechnology, both from Manhattan College.

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Liveris, Rekha [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Liveris, Rekha [MC1995]

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) cites an NYT story of compassion


Dear John,

Today’s New York Times at page A 19 has an article:"After a Crash in Times Square, Going the Extra Mile to Help a Victim's Family." About a NYPD Sgt, and the people of the New Jersey Town of Dunellen, who went
above and beyond to help a family in need.

A heartwarming piece.


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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Yup, NY-ers are a strange lot but good folks show up.]

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JOBIT: Morley, Christopher T. [MC1976 RIP] on 2017-Jun-19



Christopher T. Morley
1954 - 2017

Christopher T. Morley of Clarence Center, NY (formerly of North Salem, NY and Danbury, CT) passed away suddenly on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Chris was born in the Bronx, NY on May 9, 1954 to Thomas and Vera (nee Planells) Morley and grew up in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx.

He is survived by his three children, Christopher Morley, MD, Catherine and Elizabeth Morley all of North Salem. Also surviving are his wife, Susan of Clarence Center and his step-daughters, Diana Sedita and Laura Cianflone and her husband, Andrew. Chris' three step-granddaughters, Courtney, Tessa and Emmie Cianflone will miss their "Baboo" terribly.

Chris also leaves behind his brother, Brian and sister-in-law Linda Morley; his sister Andrea O'Boyle, brother-in-law Pat and nephew Patrick O'Boyle. There are also many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will miss Chris and cherish their memories of him. He truly loved his family and spending time with them.

Chris graduated from Manhattan College in 1976 and went on to earn a Juris Doctor Degree in 1981 from Brooklyn Law School. He established a successful career in the NYS Court System which spanned from 1977 to 2010 when he retired.

He will also be remembered as having served as a Councilman on the North Salem Town Board for 16 years from 1991 through 2007.

Chris was a man of great intelligence and had an even greater sense of humor. His interests were varied and eclectic - one never knew what email would pop up in their in-box from him. He enjoyed documentaries on world history; loved debating politics; delving into family genealogy; watching movies; writing fiction; reading; telling tales of his Hamptons adventures and so much more. He was definitely one of a kind and will never be forgotten.

Wake on Friday, June 23, 4 pm to 8 pm - Beecher's Funeral Home, Brewster, NY. Funeral mass on Saturday, June 24 at 11:30 am - St. Joseph's RC Church, Somers, NY. Burial at Peach Pond Cemetery, North Salem, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org) would be greatly appreciated.
Published in the The Journal News on June 22, 2017


Morley, Christopher T. [MC1976 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JNEWS: Docteroff, Michael [MC1987] endorsed for reelection



West Caldwell GOP team endorsed

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WEST CALDWELL TWP. – The West Caldwell Republican County Committee is backing Republicans Michael Docteroff and Kathy Canale, according to Chairman Christopher Smith for Township Council in the Tuesday, Nov. 7 election.

“I am pleased to announce that Council President Michael A. Docteroff and Councilwoman Kathy Lynn Canale have filed their petitions to run for West Caldwell Council,” Smith said. “The West Caldwell Republican County Committee has endorsed the two candidates for nomination and will continue to support the candidates.”

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Docteroff, Michael [MC1987]

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JNEWS: Kuzniewski, Peter [MC2017] "Always looking up"



Always looking up
North Bellmorite finishes ROTC; now he's flying high
Posted June 22, 2017
By Brian Stieglitz

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Peter Kuzniewski, of North Bellmore, faced a daunting challenge relatively early in his military career. Because of extenuating circumstances, while in flight school and still attending college, he was forced to earn his pilot’s license with only seven weeks of training.

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Kuzniewski, Peter [MC2017]

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JOBIT: Mazzei, Rodney S. [MC1965 RIP] on 2017-Jun-21



Rodney S. Mazzei

Rodney S. Mazzei, 73, of Old Forge, died Wednesday evening at Abington Manor.

Born in Taylor, son of the late John and Palma Monelli Mazzei, he spent most his life in Manhattan and then later in New Jersey before moving back to Old Forge. He was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School and a 1965 graduate of Manhattan College, where he earned a degree in accounting. He had a background in accounting and computer software, and for the last 20 years, was self-employed servicing rental property management companies.

Rod was a devoted son, brother and uncle. He was an avid train enthusiast who loved horse racing and the Yankees.

The family would like to thank the staff at Abington Manor and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their loving care.

Surviving are a sister, Mary Beth Matthews; four nieces, Elizabeth Simmons, Heather Parauda, Allyson Landon and Victoria Magee; great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, 620 S. Main St., Old Forge, to be celebrated by the Rev. August Ricciardi, pastor. Interment will be in the Marcy Cemetery, Duryea.

Friends may call Tuesday, 9 to 10, in the church. The Palermo & Zawacki Funeral Home Inc., 409 N. Main St., Old Forge, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Scranton Times on June 24, 2017


Mazzei, Rodney S. [MC1965 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/thetimes-tribune/rodney-s-mazzei-condolences/185898923?cid=full

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JNEWS: Derba, Nick [MC2007] UMaine baseball coach



Derba named UMaine baseball coach
By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff
Posted June 23, 2017, at 11:45 a.m.
Last modified June 24, 2017, at 10:56 a.m.

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The “interim” has been dropped from Nick Derba’s title.

Derba, who replaced Steve Trimper after Trimper left the University of Maine’s baseball program in December, has become the institution’s 25th head coach.

Trimper left to become the head coach at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.

Derba’s post will be effective July 1, University of Maine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech said in a news release Friday.

“I’m very excited but relief is more of what I’m feeling right now,” Derba, 31, said late Friday morning. “I’m ready to go. I want to keep pushing the program in the right direction.”

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Derba, Nick [MC2007]

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JNEWS: Maturo, Stephanie [MC????] Dir Tech at CiTi



Stephanie Maturo Joins CiTi as Director of Technology
Written by Submitted article, Jun 23, 2017

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MEXICO – The Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation recently welcomed Stephanie Maturo as its new Director of Technology.

She came to CiTi with more than 20 years of experience in the fields of education and technology.

Before coming to CiTi, Maturo spent a decade with the Fulton City School District as a network administrator and most recently as its IT Director.

Previous experience includes time as a systems engineer in the business field and a special education teaching position in the mid-1990s.

Maturo obtained her bachelor’s degree in special education from Manhattan College and a master’s degree in elementary education from the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan. She also received a master’s in educational leadership from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, as well as several technical certifications while in the field.

Maturo said her ultimate goal is to bring school technology directors from throughout Oswego County together to support instructional initiatives.

She is most passionate about using technology as a design partner with classroom teachers to help increase student achievement.

“The most exciting thing is technology can be used to help so many needs she said,” as she noted CiTi’s breadth of IT services. “It’s all about how I can help use tools to increase student achievement or expand their horizons.”

Maturo resides in Liverpool with her husband, three children, ages 14, 13 and 12, and three Maine Coon cats.

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Maturo, Stephanie [MC????]

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


Good Evening All,

From Mike McEneney, our prayers are requested for Peter Coyne. Peter has been diagnosed with Cancer. We pray that God's Healing HandTouches Peter during this difficult time. Please keep Peter's young Family in your prayers as well. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike McEneney
To: 'Phil Colon'
Sent: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 10:18 PM
Subject: Prayer Request

Dear Phil,

Please pray for Peter Coyne who has been diagnosed with cancer. Please pray for his young family as well.


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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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


Good Evening All,

Bob Mattis has shared the sad news that his very good friend (like a Sister) Sue, who has been in our prayers, was called home. Sue fought the good fight, she did not complain or feel sorry for herself and gave herself over to God's Will. We pray for Sue, her Family, Bob and her many friends as her Family and Friends mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray that they find some peace in the sure and certain knowledge that Sue is at rest in God's Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven.God Speed Sue. Thank you Bob. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: A tragedy caused by "welfare" and bad engineering?



Sadiq Khan confronted by young boy as he faces furious crowd demanding answers at Grenfell Tower scene
The Mayor of London was said to have been met by up to 300 people
By Carri-Ann Taylor and Chris Pollard
15th June 2017, 8:53 pm  Updated: 16th June 2017, 7:17 am

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The blaze is thought to have been sparked by a faulty fridge

Experts warned the blaze was spread by cladding panels which are fitted to countless buildings across Britain

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“Council housing”, I believe, is the UK’s version of “the projects”.

Welfare is the root of disempowering people. If they owned their units, paying a maintenance fee, then their “homeowners association” would have “ensure sprinklers are installed in all council tower blocks."

Welfare is the modern day slavery. Not enough money to escape “captivity” but enough to survive in “captivity”.

Now on to “engineering” which I’ll refer to the Civil Engineers in the crowd.

I, personally, don’t think — without any particular expertise on the topic but that doesn’t stop anyone from offering opinions — that could happen here since I am unaware of any multistory building without sprinklers and working fire alarms. Additionally, I’ve never seen or heard of “cladding panels” used here in the US. (Such panels sound like “lipstick on a pig”.) Finally, in the US, I don’t think that the Insurance Industry would insure or the local Fire Departments would certify such a structure.

Requiescat In Pacem the hundred who died and I hope humanity learns.

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