JASPER JOTTINGS Week 30  - 2017 Jul 23    

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



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POSITRACTION: 80 team to save 9



Amazing human chain formed to rescue drowning family in PCB

By ERYN DION News Herald Reporter
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at 4:39 PM Updated at 9:05 AM

“I honestly thought I was going to lose my family that day,” Roberta Ursrey said. “It was like, ‘Oh God, this is how I’m going.’”

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PANAMA CITY BEACH — It was supposed to just be a quick trip to the beach, but the Saturday afternoon diversion to the water almost ended in unspeakable tragedy for Roberta Ursrey and her family.

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As Simmons paddled, the human chain grew, with 80 people stretching over 100 yards out to the distressed swimmers. Some of them couldn’t swim, Simmons said, but wanted to help and stayed in the shallows. Others stood in water up to their necks, waiting for Simmons and her husband to cover the last few feet so they could pass the swimmers to shore.

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Very impressive example of “spontaneous order”. Everyone was a “first responder”.

Clearly the lady who “had lived in a pool” was the spark plug, but everyone deserves credit.

Nice to see place the welfare of their fellow man over their own fears.

Imagine what more we can all do if we just look out for our “neighbors”.

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JLINKEDIN: Foglio, John [MC2006] Utility industry leader Con Edison



Foglio, John [MC2006]
Utility industry leader who successfully operates in demanding environments, overseeing Manhattan’s Electrical System
Con Edison 
New York, New York

Throughout my 11-year career at Con Edison, one of the largest and most reliable utility companies in the U.S., I performed in a range of technical and professional capacities. Each position – from construction foreman to distribution engineer to manager in operations – enabled me to grow through increased responsibilities and exposure to multifaceted challenges. To exceed the demands of these roles, I primarily relied on five essential competencies.


Pioneered the application of a control system (i.e., SCADA technology) to provide real-time data on defective equipment, which will reduce cost by ~$1.9M a year.


Engaged with, coached, and subsequently improved the morale and productivity of poorly performing crews within one year; increased their quality compliance rating from 77% to 96%.


Evaluate daily the impact of planned and unforeseen system operations that affect the integrity and reliability of Manhattan’s electric system, which impacts 1.6M people – including highly critical customers such as mass transit, hospitals, government buildings, and financial institutions.

Learning agility

Proficiently learned new power analysis program in less than 4 months while transitioning between a field and office environment and subsequently reduced equipment failures by 56% and generated ~$1.1M of savings a year.

Operations management

Increased productive hours, reduced response times and travel expenditures by proposing, gaining approval for, and opening a satellite work location. Created a cost savings analysis that resulted in an additional 1.5 productive hours per crew a day and total savings of $2M+ a year.

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JOBIT: McManus, Gerald J. [MC1959 RIP] on 2017-Jun-30



Gerald J. McManus
1933 - 2017

Gerald J. McManus passed away on June 30, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Yonkers, N.Y.

He was born on December 20, 1933 to William O. and Lydia A. McManus. He grew up in Yonkers, NY where he attended St. Peter's School. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1951 and Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army (Korea) from 1952-1955.

He worked in public accounting for Haskins and Selles, C.P.A.'s becoming a C.P.A. In 1964. Subsequently, he worked in financial management for non-profit organizations including St. Barnabas Hospital and St. Patrick's Home for the Aged and Infirm in the Bronx and Cardinal McCloskey Services in White Plains, NY.

He retired at the end of 1998 and continued to be active in volunteer work with the Cardinal Cook Guild.

He was predeceased by his brothers William E. of Yonkers, N.Y. and Kevin M. McManus of Palm Coast, Florida. He is survived by his nephews Robert J. McManus of Bethesda, MD. And Stephen P. McManus of Palm Coast, Florida, his sister-in-law Regina M. McManus of Palm Coast, Florida and his grandnieces Kate and Madeleine McManus of Bethesda.

Private Christian burial arrangements were handled by Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home of Palm Coast, Florida. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Avenue Yonkers, New York 10703 914-965-5488

Published in the The Journal News on July 16, 2017


McManus, Gerald J. [MC1959 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JUPDATE: Carey, Michael P. [MC1970 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Carey, Michael P. [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Jul-11

Michael P. Carey
Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/michael-p-carey-condolences/186072243?cid=full
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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Dear John,

              I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1970.

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Carey, Michael P. [MC1970 RIP]

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JOBIT: Doyle, James P. [MC1963 RIP] on 2017-Jul-14


RIP James P. Doyle, (MC1963) July 14, 2017

Dear John,

I received a phone call this morning that James Doyle,’63, down in Georgia, passed away yesterday, July 14th, after a long illness.

I do not have the particulars for the arrangements yet,

May He Rest In Peace,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Sorry for the loss of your friend and classmate. I’ll fill in the details when they come in. Requiescat In Pacem.]

Doyle, James P. [MC1963 RIP]

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MOBIT: Feeney, Grace [MCstaff RIP] on 2017-Jul-15


From: Mike McEneney
Date: Sun, Jul 16, 2017 1:07 PM
Subject: Grace Feeney RIP

Hi! I received a phone call from Larry Feeney, one of Grace Feeney’s son's, telling me that Grace passed away yesterday, July 15th. Grace was the voice of the Manhattan College Alumni Society for many years. She was the pleasant voice that answered that phone and was always ready to assist any Alum that called. The last few years Grace was confined to a nursing home where her presence was hard to ignore. She will be missed by many. Her wake will be on Wednesday July 19th at The Williams Funeral Home on Broadway and 231st Street from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9. The Masswill be Thursday morning (Time to be announced) at St Barnabas RCChurch at 241st and Martha Ave in Woodlawn. Please keep Grace and her family in your prayers. May She Rest In Peace.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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Good Afternoon All,

It is with sadness that I share news from Larry Feeney through Mike McEneney, that Larry's Mom, Grace Feeney, was called home on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Mike was on the money when he referred to Grace as the voice of the Manhattan College Alumni Society for many years. She truly was that pleasant voice that answered the phone and was always ready to help any Alum that called. She was a master of one liners, a quick wit and a smile that welcomed you on the phone or in the office. Many of us knew, loved and respected Grace. My Wife Peggy once said to me, after meeting Grace, I can see why you think the world of Grace, a very special Lady. The last few years of Grace's life were spent in a Nursing Home where as Mike said, her presence was hard to ignore. Grace will be missed by so many.

Viewing will be on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at:     
Williams Funeral Home                                                                                           
Broadway and 231st Street                                                                                           
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM                                                                                           
7:00 PM to. 9:00 PM

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, 7/20/17 (time to be announced) at:
St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church                                                                                            
241st Street and Martha Ave.                                                                                            
Woodlawn, N.Y.

We pray for the repose of Grace's soul and for her Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray that they find comfort in the sure knowledge that Grace is at peace in God's Eternal Embrace. God Speed Grace.

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

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Feeney, Grace [MCstaff RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Corwin, Heart Rose (MC2008) App Supt Spec @ Ingles Markets



2017 07Jul 16 Corwin

Corwin, Heart Rose (MC2008)
Application Support Specialist at Ingles Markets, Inc.
Asheville, North Carolina Area

My goal is always to simply find what the customer wants, what the company needs, and then find a way to bring those two things together. That is what Marketing means to me and that is my passion.

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JOBIT: Blais, Norman [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Jul-16



Norman Blais
March 5, 1929 - July 16, 2017   
Madison, Alabama

Norman was born on March 5, 1929 and passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Norman was a resident of Madison, Alabama at the time of passing.

He graduated from Manhattan College earning a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and married his wife Joan Waldo in 1950.

He was a track star in high school and college, a Captain in the Navy by age 25, a corporate executive by his early 30s and president/CEO of several companies.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church with Father Roberto Herrera officiating. Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA.


Blais, Norman [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/104997647

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


Good Morning All,

Nancy Maksomski has shared some updates on her prayer requests. Dr. O'Leary's surgery was successful.

He was sent home on Saturday and is recovering nicely. Thank you all for your prayers.

Hugh Gavin is having a difficult time. He is back in Hospital unable to speak or swallow. The MDs have identified a Thyroid problem that has caused several complications. They hope to get the Thyroid problem under control so that they may focus on Hugh's Cancer treatment. Please raise the volume for Hugh as we keep him and his Family in our prayers.

Thank you Nancy. Thank you All. God Bless.

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from Ed McEneney, Sue Mc, who has been in our prayers, took a turn for the worse and is back in Hospital. Please keep Sue in your prayers as we continue to pray for her recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

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Some really good news. Ed McEneney was discharged from Hospital earlier today, Monday. His Meds having been adjusted, Ed is doing better and glad to be home. Ed and his Family thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts. A prayer of thanks will not be remiss. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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MOBIT: Meagher, Brother Ray [MCfaculty RIP] on 2017-Jul-18


Good Morning All,

Tom McCarthy has just shared such sad news. Brother Ray Meagher FSC was called home early Tuesday, July 18, 2017.  Brother Ray was a good friend to me and several others of our Prayer Group and Community, I am deeply saddened. His musings and letters/writings were always in my mind words to live by. He was loved and respected by all and gave of himself very graciously and always helpfully. I will miss Brother Ray as I am sure so many of us will. Something that he used to say resonated and stayed with me for many years in trusting God, " When you come to the end of the cliff, do not be afraid to go over. God will teach you how to fly or He will catch you."

I have used that phrase many times in Seminars I have delivered and I still see many writing those words down. Brother Ray was considered one of our best Speakers at our Manhattan College Reality Retreat. We pray for Brother Ray's soul and remember him with fondness in the sure knowledge that he is at rest in God's Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Good Man, Himself.

The following Quadrangle Link will take you to a well written piece on Brother Ray. If you intend to attend The Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, please check. The article states Mass will sart at 10:00 AM but may actually start at 9:30 AM.

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

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The Quadrangle links to a nicely written piece: https://mcquad.org/2017/07/18/brother-raymond-meagher-newly-

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Brother Raymond Meagher
October 21, 1942 - July 18, 2017

Brother Raymond Meagher, FSC, Ph.D a De La Salle Christian Brother for 55 years, died peacefully at the age of 74 on 7/18/2017.

Born in Bronx, NY on 10/21/1942, Br. Raymond, after completing his primary and secondary education, entered the De La Salle Christian Brothers Novitiate, Barrytown, NY, on 9/1/61.   Br. Raymond earned an BA in Biology at The Catholic University, Washington, DC , in ‘66,  before becoming involved in active ministry, an MA in Counseling Psychology from NYU in ’71, an MSW from Columbia University in ’78 and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from St. John’s University in ’96, all while engaged full-time in ministry.  

Br. Raymond was a member of many prestigious honor societies and prominent professional organizations, including among them Pi Beta Kappa, National Association of Social Workers, and Kappa Delta Pi, the International Education Honor Society.

Br. Raymond was predeceased by his parents, Jeremiah & Ann [Carney] Meagher and his brothers, Donald & Stephen.  He is survived by his brother & sister-in-law, Gerald & Madeline, of Brookfield, CT, his niece, Catherine Costella, a grandniece & grandnephews, a cousin, Mary Schlatch, and other relatives & extended family.

While his appointment to Manhattan College covered 24 years in the Manhattan College School of Education before his retirement in June, Br. Raymond’s other assignments included St. Peter High School, Staten Island, NY; Lincoln Hall, a Residential Treatment Center in Westchester County, NY; and St. Raymond’s Parish, Parkchester, Bronx, NY.

There will be a wake at Christian Brothers’ Community Residence, 4415 Post Road, Bronx, NY, on Friday, 7/21st, 4 pm-8 pm.  The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers on the Manhattan College Campus, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Bronx, on Saturday at 9:30 am, with a viewing before the Mass. Interment will follow immediately at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the De La Salle Nursing Development Fund, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 would be appreciated.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Riverdale-on-Broadway, Inwood, New York.

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JHQ: Manhattan Monthly July 2017



Class of 2016 Finding Success in Chosen Fields
Manhattan College One of Top Colleges That Adds the Most Value
Worldwide Lasallian Educators Spend Summer in Riverdale
Student Veterans Build Tight-Knit Community
Senior Class Gift Honors Fr. George Hill
Jose Carrera '17 Signs Contract with New York Yankees

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JOBIT: Doyle, James P. 'Jim' [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Jul-14



Home Death Notices and Obituaries
James P. Doyle -- Atlanta
Jul 20, 2017 Updated 3 hrs ago (…)

James P. "Jim" Doyle passed away peacefully at his home in Atlanta on July 14, 2017, after a long and courageous struggle with complications of prostate cancer. He was 79.

He was predeceased by his parents, James and Mae A. Doyle; his grandson, Michael Frame; his brother, Edward Doyle; and his son-in-law, Thomas Morris.

Born and raised in Parkchester, N.Y., Jim graduated from Manhattan Prep High School and Manhattan College with his Bachelor of Business Administration.

Jim married the love of his life, Rosemary Fox, Nov. 19, 1960. They started their family and lived in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Rochester, Minn., Ridgefield, Conn., Atlanta, New Fairfiled, Conn., Schaumburg, Ill., Savannah, Ga., and finally again in Atlanta. Jim spent most of his business career with IBM, retiring in 1997 after 35 years of service. At that time he was Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for Advantis, a Networking Technology company, where IBM was the majority investor along with Sears. Prior executive positions include Vice President Human Resources, ROLM, a telecommunication partnership between IBM and Siemens, Director of Employee Relations for IBM, Vice President Management Services, IBM Latin America and Director of Personnel for IBM's Southwest Marketing Division. In addition to a wonderful career, IBM provided him with many life long friends that he treasured.

Jim and Rosemary retired to The Landings in Skidaway Island in 1997. He enjoyed playing in several golf groups as well as participating in couples Pinochle, Hearts, and book club groups. The Landings provided them wonderful friends who they traveled the world with, as well as enjoyed the pleasures the city of Savannah had to offer. They relocated to Atlanta in June 2016.

Jim is survived by Rosemary Catherine Doyle, his loving wife of 56 years; his five children, Kitty Liebeg (Kevin) of Victoria, Minn., Mary Anne Morris of Birmingham, Ala., James Doyle (Robin Gonsalves) of Pleasanton, Calif., Deirdre Doyle (David Frame) of Roswell, Ga., and Rosey McCrobie (Ted) of Woodstock, Ga.; as well as 12 grandchildren, Kasey Liebeg, Carson Liebeg, Thomas Morris, Sean Morris, Jimmy Doyle, Bridget Frame, Vivian Frame, Aidan Frame, Peter Frame, Daniel McCrobie, Katie Rose McCrobie, and Grace McCrobie.

Jim loved his family fiercely. He was a wonderful husband to Rosemary, fabulous father to his children, loving Grandpa and Bumpa to his grandchildren. He will be remembered as a devoted, generous, compassionate and loving man. All that knew him were blessed with his friendship, love and support. While very proud of his children's accomplishments in life, those of his grandchildren put him over the moon. Jim was larger than life and left his mark on all his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. Jim fought the good fight, he won the race and we are confident he was welcomed into Heaven by his Lord & Savior with the words 'well done my good and faithful servant.'

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Northside Chapel, Roswell, Ga. Mass of Christian Burial will be 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, Roswell, Ga. Private Internment Saturday, Aug. 19, at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Birmingham, Ala.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial gifts in Jim's name to either Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Bronx, NY 10471, attn.: Mary Malone or American Cancer Society.


Doyle, James P. 'Jim' [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

          I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1963.

                       May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Doyle, James P. 'Jim' [MC1963 RIP] 

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

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JNEWS: Dowd, J. Steven [MC????] US Director of the African Development Bank



The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
July 19, 2017
President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:

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J. Steven Dowd of Florida to be United States Director of the African Development Bank for a term of five years. Mr. Dowd has decades of executive experience in trade, logistics, and finance, with a significant focus on Africa. Mr. Dowd co-founded Ag Source, LLC, a global agriculture logistics, transportation, and finance company. His prior experience includes overseeing food aid operations and leading port infrastructure projects in Africa. Mr. Dowd also served as CEO of Marcona Ocean Industries, an international shipping and mining company. Mr. Dowd holds a B.S. in History from Manhattan College, and earned a M.A. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, where he was designated as a Georgetown Fellow in Foreign Service.

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Dowd, J. Steven [MC????]

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JNEWS: Breslin, Michael [MC1986] CFO NewYork-Presbyterian



Michael Breslin Named Chief Financial Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian
He succeeds Phyllis Lantos, who is shifting to a new senior advisory role at the healthcare organization
July 20, 2017 12:00 ET | Source: NewYork-Presbyterian
New York, New York, July 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

(July 20, 2017) – NewYork-Presbyterian has named Michael Breslin chief financial officer, effective January 1, 2018. He will succeed Phyllis Lantos, who is transitioning to a new role as a senior advisor to Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian.

“Michael has many years of proven financial success in healthcare,” said Dr. Corwin. “We are confident that he will continue to maintain our financial strength and stability. We are also grateful to Phyllis Lantos, who will stay on as my trusted advisor. She led NewYork-Presbyterian through 17 years of consistent profitability and numerous financial achievements, and will continue to be an important resource to our team as Michael transitions to his new role.”

“Since joining NewYork-Presbyterian, Michael has helped us achieve many of our financial goals, enabling us to provide world-class care to a growing number of patients,” said Dr. Laura L. Forese, executive vice president and chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian. “We congratulate him on his new role.”

As chief financial officer, Mr. Breslin will oversee all financial matters, including financial reporting, financial planning, revenue cycle, budget, reimbursement, cost accounting, financing, insurance, strategic sourcing, supply chain, patient access and managed care. He has many years of experience in accounting, budgeting, accounts payable, payroll, insurance, tax, audit, capital, treasury, procurement and strategic sourcing, patient financial services and internal finance control functions.

Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian in 2015, he served as senior vice president, finance at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist (then New York Methodist Hospital). Earlier in his career, he was chief financial officer of Lenox Hill Hospital and also served as president and chief executive officer of Richmond University Medical Center. His relationship with NewYork-Presbyterian began when he worked with the hospital as a partner at the accounting firm of Ernst & Young.

Mr. Breslin holds his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Manhattan College and is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in New York state.

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Breslin, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Breslin, Michael [MC1986]

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JNEWS: Porricelli, Vinny [MC1973] retires after 35 years as Fordham Head Athletic Trainer



General | 7/19/2017 4:50:00 PM | Fordham Head Athletic Trainer Vinny Porricelli Announces Retirement
Served with the Rams for 35 years

Bronx, N.Y. – Fordham University head athletic trainer Vinny Porricelli, ATC, CSCS, who has worked with Fordham student-athletes for the past 35 years, announced his retirement effective August 25, 2017, it was announced today.

"We are immensely grateful to Vinny for his outstanding dedication and devotion to Fordham athletics and the student-athletes," said Director of Athletic Dave Roach. "He worked tirelessly to provide the student-athletes the best of care with their well-being always a priority. Vinny will be missed."

Porricelli, who joined the Fordham training staff in a part-time capacity in 1982 before becoming full-time three years later, took over as head athletic trainer after longtime head trainer Jim Wilson retired in 1999. He is just one of four people to hold the position of head athletic trainer in Fordham history.

A 1973 Manhattan College graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Porricelli received his Certificate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 1975, and three years later a Masters in Exercise Physiology at the New York City-based school.

Porricelli became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 2003. And in January of 2008 he received his certification from the Titleist Performance Institute as a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor.

In 2008, Porricelli was rewarded for his 20+ years of service to Fordham, as he was inducted into the Fordham Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Porricelli, Vinny [MC1973]

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JOBIT: Brennan, John E. "Jack" [MC1952 RIP] on 2017-Jun-13



John Brennan

John E. "Jack" Brennan, a resident of Beverly Hills, FL from 1999 to 2013, passed away on June 13
at his home in Austin, Texas.

A cribbage player in his leisure hours over many decades, Jack had beaten his daughter in a game earlier that morning.

Jack was born on June 19, 1931 in Evanston, Illinois, to his parents John T. and Marguerite (Quinn) Brennan. He was raised in Evanston and Jersey City, New Jersey, where he attended parochial school and was a graduate of St. Aloysius High School. He received a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY, and was drafted into the Army, where he served for two years while stationed in Germany.

Jack and his family lived for many years in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, where he worked at the nearby Acushnet Company - manufacturer of Titleist golf balls and clubs - as a human resource leader. Later in his career he filled a similar role for the Griffin Well Service of El Campo, Texas.

Jack is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Ann; sons John, William, and Michael, all of Austin, Texas; daughters Elizabeth Cox of Sarasota, Florida, and Eileen Bayers of Brooklyn, New York; daughters-in-law Anne Bichteler and Lynn Knox; sons-in-law Paul Wheeler, Chip Bayers, and James Cox; and grandchildren Gregory, David, and Mary Wheeler. His daughter Katherine Wheeler, who died in 2010, was a longtime resident of Inverness with her husband and children.

Jack's family requests that donations in his memory, as well as that of daughter Kate, be made to the Jolly Rancher Fund, Pleasant Grove Elementary School, 630 Pleasant Grove Rd, Inverness, FL 34452, serving children in need in the Inverness schools.

Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 21, 2017


Brennan, John E. "Jack" [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/chronicleonline/john-brennan-condolences/186146812?cid=full

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Dear John,

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

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brennan, John E. "Jack" [MC1952 RIP]

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JNEWS: DeFeo, Dino [MC1994] Managing Partner of AKF



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Dino DeFeo, PE, LEED AP, a member of AKF’s Executive Committee and Campus Sector Leader has been named Managing Partner of AKF, a global engineering firm.

DeFeo will work with Paul Bello, the former Managing Partner who has now assumed the role of chairman.

DeFeo will be responsible for the daily operations of AKF and will work with the Executive Committee on staff development, building client value, operations, and financial performance.

DeFeo is a graduate of Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Upon graduation he joined AKF in 1994 and has over 23 years of experience in the design of Mechanical Systems for Healthcare, Education, Corporate, Institutional, and Science and Tech facilities.

A licensed professional engineer in New York and five other states, he is a leader in many professional organizations including New York Building Congress’s Healthcare Committee.

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DeFeo, Dino [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Dino is a member of the Class of 1994.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DeFeo, Dino [MC1994]

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ENDNOTE: A former inmate skips a job interview to save a life



Jul 15, 5:57 PM EDT

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WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) -- A former inmate on his way to a job interview is being lauded for helping the driver of a car that flipped over on a Connecticut highway.

Aaron Tucker was traveling by bus through Westport Wednesday when he saw the crash and jumped off to help the driver.

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The bus left the scene and Tucker missed his interview. But he says he's since gotten other job offers.

He tells WABC-TV it was "the right thing" to do.

A GoFundMe was set up to raise money for Tucker, who served nearly two years in prison on a weapons charge, and his 21-month-old son.

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I chipped in. Maybe you might want to? You can’t always just applaud for the “peanut gallery”.

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