JASPER JOTTINGS Week 01  - 2019 Jan 06   

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2019/jj2019W01.html

INDEX    

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POSITRACTION: And a little child shall lead them?

2018-Dec-30

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/7-year-old-boy-has-helped-th
ousands-of-veterans-after-watching-a-video-about-homelessness/


7-Year-old Boy Has Helped Thousands of Veterans After Watching a Video About Homelessness
By McKinley Corbley - Dec 22, 2018

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7-year-old Tyler Stallings may not have superpowers, but in light of how many people he’s helped, he definitely deserves to wear a cape: the youngster has spent the last three years helping thousands of Maryland veterans.

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“Recently, Tyler showed up to an event to thank a veteran who has suffered from 15 strokes. The look on the man’s face when Tyler handed him a Hero Bag… it was just amazing,” said Andrea. “Maybe no one has ever made these veterans feel like their contributions are significant. This is how we show them our appreciation.”

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This story illustrates that little children often can have insights far beyond their age.

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Starting another year!


2019-Jan-01

Well, here starts another year. I have since 2001 online.  I’ve been doing it since my Compu$erve days when I didn’t save anything. Hope the audience can grow.  No big changes were suggested; so I didn’t make any other than taking out the ads.  I never earned any money from them; Argh!  So much for defraying expenses or making a gazillion. Enjoy!

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JOBIT: Homko, Robert M.[ MC1954 RIP] 2018-Dec-28

2018-Dec-30

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/poughkeepsiejournal/obituary.aspx?n
=robert-m-homko&pid=191123624&fhid=5734

Robert M. Homko
Obituary

Town of Poughkeepsie - Robert M. Homko, 87, residing in the Town of Poughkeepsie, died on December 28, 2018, unexpectedly at home.

Mr. Homko retired from Central Hudson Gas & Electric after a career as a Tax Specialist and Internal Auditor. A CPA, he was a graduate of Manhattan College and New York University.

Bob was a certified Track Official, officiating track and field events in the Dutchess County area. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion and VFW.

He was a communicant of St. Peter's Church in Hyde Park.

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline, as well as his three children, Andrew Homko and wife, Margaret, Alyson Homko-Schank and husband, Scott, and Christopher Homko and wife, Rebecca; and three grandchildren, Leah Schank, and James and Matthew Homko.

There will be no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Thursday, January 3rd at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peter's Parish, 185 Hudson View Dr. Poughkeepsie.

Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request memorial donations be made to your favorite charity .

Arrangements are by Sweet's Funeral Home, Hyde Park. To send an online condolence or for directions please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Dec. 31, 2018 to Jan. 1, 2019

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Homko, Robert M. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Homko, Robert M. [MC1954 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Dwyer, Sr. Florence [MC???? RIP] 2018-Dec-27

2018-Dec-30

https://obits.lohud.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?
n=sr-florence-dwyer-op&pid=191123665&fhid=27193


Sr. Florence Dwyer O.P.
1920 - 2018

Blauvelt, NY - Sr. Florence Dwyer, O.P., formerly Sr. Mary Purissima, a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, New York for the past 75 years, died on December 27, 2018 at the Motherhouse. Sister Florence was 98 years of age.

Sister Florence was born to James Dwyer and Mary Rice Dwyer on October 19, 1920 in New York City. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic on September 7, 1943 from Holy Name parish, NYC. Sr. Florence received the Dominican habit on August 25, 1944, professed her first vows on August 26, 1945, and her final vows on September 3, 1948.

Sister held the BA in Liberal Arts from Manhattan College, and the MS in Educational Speech from Fordham University.

Sister Florence's many years in active ministry were devoted to education. Sister taught in the Bronx at St. Luke School (1946-1952), St. Anselm School (1952-1958), and St. Benedict School (1958-1965) and was Principal at Our Lady of the Assumption School, Bronx (1965-1970.) Sister served at Dominican College (1970-1977) as a member of the English Department and later (1977-1991) as Director of Evening Sessions. Upon retiring from Dominican College in 1991, Sr. Florence provided service to the congregation as a member of the staff of the Development Office, as receptionist and as a local community treasurer.

In addition to her religious congregation, Sr. Florence is survived by her nieces, Patricia Petty and Teresa Coffin. She was predeceased by her parents James and Mary, her brother Jim and sisters Elizabeth and Marie.

RELATIVES AND FRIENDS MAY ATTEND SERVICES AT: St. Dominic's Convent, 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY Wake: Thursday, January 3, 2019, 3PM-7PM. Evening Prayer: 6:30 PM Mass of Christian Burial: Friday January 4, 2019, 10:30 AM. Burial: St. Dominic's Cemetery immediately following Mass In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, N.Y.

Hannemann Funeral Home, Inc. Nyack, NY ~ (845) 358-0573

Published in the The Journal News on Dec. 31, 2018

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Dwyer, Sr. Florence [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

           I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Sr Florence.

                   May She Rest In Peace.

                                   Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Fossaceca, John M. [MC1986] "Transforming DoD IT"

2018-Dec-30

http://smallwarsjournal.com/author/john-m-fossaceca

Transforming DoD Information Technology Through Coalition Partner Trust
Sun, 12/30/2018 - 8:09am
Small Wars Journal
John M. Fossaceca

BIO

John M. Fossaceca, PhD, is currently a research scientist with the U.S. Army Research Lab's Information Sciences Division. Earlier in his career, Dr. Fossaceca was VP of Engineering, Product management and Technology at 3e Technologies International (3eTI), a division of Ultra Electronics, serving as the Principal Investigator on several US government Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) programs and was instrumental in creating secure wireless systems for the U.S. Navy.  As Engineering Vice President and COO at Comtech Mobile Datacom he led modernization efforts for the U.S. Army's Blue Force Tracking command and control satellite-based tracking system.  Dr. Fossaceca previously served as Technical Director for AT&T/Lucent Technologies in Holmdel and Murray Hill, NJ contributing to wireless telephony products and next-generation VoIP and packet-based communication systems. He has published recent research in machine learning for network intrusion detection and is co-inventor on six patents related to wireless communications, and adaptive signal detection. Dr. Fossaceca holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University, an MBA from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from George Washington University.

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Fossaceca, John M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fossaceca, John M. [MC1986]

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JFOUND: Gnad, George [MC????] in 2016 @ Avison Young

2018-Dec-30

https://rew-online.com/nai-james-hanson-the-rockefeller-group/


Jeffrey Heller, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company’s New Jersey office, announced that debt and equity professional George Gnad has joined the firm in New Jersey, along with Jonathan Kristofich and Michael Winters.

Effective immediately, Gnad becomes a Principal of Avison Young while Kristofich and Winters join as a Vice-President and Senior Associate, respectively, in the firm’s New Jersey office. Gnad will lead Avison Young’s debt and equity efforts in New Jersey, working closely with his colleagues in New Jersey and across the Tri-State region.

Gnad, who previously served as a director at Cushman & Wakefield, and its predecessor, Massey Knakal Realty Services, is an industry leader in the debt and equity arena – having spent more than 25 years as a front-line portfolio lender. Prior to that, Gnad was head of U.S. real estate at Bayern LB, a major German real estate bank where he was responsible for a team of 20 banking professionals, originating more than $10 billion of commercial mortgages.

Kristofich, who was previously a director at Cushman & Wakefield and Massey Knakal, underwrote more than 100 buildings with an aggregate value in excess of $250 million with the assistance of Winters during his tenure at Cushman & Wakefield.

Since entering the New York City market in 2012, Avison Young has rapidly expanded its Tri-State market presence. The firm has opened offices in New Jersey, Long Island and Fairfield/ Westchester in addition to New York City, and has experienced rapid growth through a series of high-profile hires and strategic acquisitions.

Gnad holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College as well as a Master of Business Administration in finance from Seton Hall University. He is a current sponsorship chair of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) New Jersey chapter and the former national chair of the Real Estate Lenders Association (RELA).

Kristofich is a graduate of Manhattan College and earned his Master of City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Rutgers University. Winters earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Northeastern University.

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[JR: This is from 2016 if time stamps are to be believed. Argh! It’s hard to find news — current or otherwise.  But I try!  Know anything or anybody, please send it in. I’m tired of obits!]

Gnad, George [MC????]

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JOBIT: Karp, Sr. Maria Victoria [MC???? RIP] 2018-Nov-29

2018-Dec-30

2018-Dec-26

https://thetablet.org/sister-maria-victoria-karp-c-s-j/

Obituaries
Sister Maria Victoria Karp, C.S.J.
December 26, 2018


Sister Maria Victoria Karp, C.S.J., a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 75 years, died Nov. 29 at the Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood.

She entered the congregation in 1944 from St. Rose of Lima parish, Parkville. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Manhattan College; a master’s in library science from St. John’s University and a master’s in religious studies from Fordham University.

Her ministries included St. Francis of Assisi, Crown Heights, 1946-49;

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park, 1949-50 and 1959-61; Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream, L.I., 1950-54; St. Michael, Brooklyn, 1954-59; Sacred Heart Academy H.S., Hempstead, L.I., 1961-68; the Academy of St. Joseph, Brentwood, 1968-71; and the CCD Diocesan Office of Rockville Centre, 1971-80.

In 1980, she began serving at Telicare, Uniondale, and was program director from 1991-96.

She later served as teach coordinator for the library at Sacred Heart Academy H.S., Hempstead, 1997-2001, and then ministered with The Learning Connection, Brentwood, 2001-09.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Dec. 4 in Maria Regina Chapel. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.

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Karp, Sr. Maria Victoria [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

              I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Sr. Maria.

                      May She Rest In Peace.

                                       Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I  believe the obit rather than Alma Mater’s records. Sigh!]

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JHQ: West Palm Beach Alumni Luncheon on 01/24/19

2019-Jan-01

Jan 24
 
West Palm Beach Alumni Luncheon
Thu 12:30 PM The Preserve at Ironhorse West Palm

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JFOUND: Bender, Bill [MC1983] Retired USAF CIO

2019-Jan-01

https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/108359/
lieutenant-general-william-j-bill-bender/


LIEUTENANT GENERAL WILLIAM J. "BILL" BENDER
Retired   August 01,2017   

Lt. Gen. Bill Bender is the Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Bender leads three directorates and supports 54,000 cyber operations and support personnel across the globe with a portfolio valued at $17 billion. He has overall responsibility of the Air Force’s Information Technology portfolio as the senior authority for Information Technology investment strategy, networks and network-centric policies, communications, information resources management, information assurance, and related matters for the Department of the Air Force. As Chief Information Officer, General Bender provides oversight of portfolio management, delivers enterprise architecture, and enforces freedom of information act and privacy act laws. He integrates Air Force warfighting and mission support capabilities by networking air, space, and terrestrial assets. Additionally, he shapes doctrine, strategy, and policy for all cyberspace operations and support activities.

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Bender, Bill [MC1983]

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

2019-Jan-01

Good Afternoon All,

Peter Sweeney has shared the sad news and asks for our prayers for the repose of the soul of Donna, beloved Daughter of Frank '64 and Ceil Mennona. Donna was  called home, New Year's Eve, after a long 9 1/2 year struggle with a lethal form of Cancer. Donna fought the good fight with dignity and grace. Her parents were able to spend her last hours with her and have shared the following heartfelt tribute to their Daughter. We remember Donna in our prayers and her parents Frank and Ceil. We pray that during this painful loss of their Daughter, they find comfort in the sure knowledge that their Daughter, Donna is at peace in God's Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. The loss of a Child is something that we can only imagine the pain and hurt experienced by parents. Please keep this Family in your prayers.

 “Our dear daughter, Donna, passed away this morning at about 6am at home. We arrived in KC on Sunday and there was a rapid deterioration in her condition. She conducted a 9 1/2 year struggle against an especially lethal form of cancer with grace and humor. As we like to say “she made
it look easy” although we all knew that it was far from easy."

Frank, a good Friend and Classmate of Peters' was also a Classmate at Good Shepherd in Inwood, NYC.

Thank You. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Iannucci, Vincent A. [MC1950 RIP] 2019-Jan-01

2019-Jan-02

https://obits.lohud.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n
=vincent-a-iannucci&pid=191142660&fhid=13984


Vincent A. Iannucci
Obituary


Harrison - Mr. Vincent Iannucci entered eternal rest on Tuesday January 1, 2019. He was 92 years old.

Vincent was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. to the late Michael and Rose Iannucci. A graduate of Manhattan College, Vincent went on to a long successful career in sales with Allstate Insurance Company in N.Y.C..

In 1951, Vincent loved and married Marie Louise Massa. After brief stops in the Bronx and Hartsdale, they settled in Harrison, N.Y. where they remained to raise their family. After Marie's passing in 2002, he went on to marry Priscilla Leckart, who he is survived by.

Vincent served his country proudly during WWII in the U.S. Army.

Vincent is survived by 6 loving children- Gabrielle, Michael (Marge), Emil (Tricia), Jeanette Ibrahim, Rose-Ellen Galluzzo (Stefano), and Vincent Jr. (Lynn) as well as 8 grandchildren- John, Michael, Stephen, Catherine, Benedetto, Alison, Loren, and Kristin.

The Iannucci Family will be receiving friends on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Harrison Funeral Home. Mass of the Christian Burial Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great Church. Interment to follow at St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y. Harrison Funeral Home 329 Halstead Avenue, Harrison, N.Y., 10528. WWW.HARRISONFUNERAL.COM
 
Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 3, 2019

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Iannucci, Vincent A. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

                     May He Rest In Peace.

                                  Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Iannucci, Vincent A. [MC1950 RIP]

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

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MNEWS: USNEWS Rankings

2019-Jan-02

https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/manhattan-college-2758/overall-rankings

Manhattan College Rankings
 

#15 (tie) in Regional Universities North

#6 in Best Colleges for Veterans

#35 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
At schools where doctorate not offered

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JFOUND: Morris, Shevon [MC????] Teacher Mathematics Department

2019-Jan-02

https://www.kingschoolct.org/welcome-to-king/faculty-staff

SHEVON MORRIS
FACULTY INFORMATION
Department(s)
Lower School, Mathematics Department, Science Department
Title(s)
Science and Mathematics Faculty
EDUCATION
Degree(s)
BA, Lycoming College
MPS, Manhattan College

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Morris, Shevon [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Morris, Shevon [MC????]

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JFOUND: Adams, Maeve [MC????] Speaker @ Persuasion After Rhetoric Symposium

2019-Jan-02

https://english.nd.edu/events/2019/03/15/persuasion-after-rhetoric-symposium/

Persuasion After Rhetoric Symposium
Time: Fri Mar 15, 2019, All Day

 Location: McKenna Hall
A symposium examining the changing theory and practice of persuasion in 18th- and 19th-century European literature and culture.

This conference will be hosted at the University of Notre Dame – McKenna Conference Center, March 15-16, 2019.

Additional conference information can be found at http://sites.nd.edu/persuasion-conference/

Speakers:
Maeve Adams (English, Manhattan College)
"Contestatory Publics: Persuasion as Resistance"

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Adams, Maeve [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

(Maybe a faculty member?)

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Adams, Maeve [MC????]

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JFOUND: Cavataro, Nick [MC1977] Head Coach Dolphins Swim Team

2019-Jan-02

https://www.ywcagreenwich.org/dolphins-swim-team

Dolphins Swim Team

For Ages 5 - 18
 

Meet Nick Cavataro, Head Coach

At the helm of the Dolphins since 1977, Nick has been with the YWCA Greenwich for 42 years. Under his direction the team has enjoyed tremendous success with three YWCA National Championships (1982, 1984, 1985) as well as a dozen runner-up finishes, including 2015. Individually, the team has had five Olympic Trial qualifiers (including two for the 2016 Trials) as well as four National Age Group records in the 10-and-under division of USA Swimming, and another three dozen top 10 rankings.

Cavataro was a butterfly and distance freestyle swimmer at Iona Prep and Manhattan College where he received his Bachelors of Arts in Economics. Cavataro also competed nationally with the Gotham Aquatic Association (USS).  Cavataro was a three-time All-Metro Collegiate selection and Eastern championship qualifier. In addition to coaching the Dolphins, Nick is Head Men's and Women's Coach and Director of Aquatics at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.

Nick has extensive experience working with youngsters ages 5 - 18. He is the Swim Coach at Westchester Country Club, where his summer teams have won eight Westchester League titles and another top five finishes. Cavataro is a member of the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA-Level 4), the College Swim Coaches Association and United States Swimming.

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Cavataro, Nick [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Nicolas is a member of the Class of 1977.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cavataro, Nick [MC1977]

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JFOUND: Sackman, Meghan [MC????] reporter @ Greenpoint Post

2019-Jan-02

https://greenpointpost.com/about

The Greenpoint Post is part of the Queens Post group, which publishes seven local news sites in Queens and one in Brooklyn.

We deliver up-to-the-minute reports on education, local politics, small business, crime, neighborhood real estate and more. Our experienced reporters dig up stories—both big and small—that are of concern to local residents.

Our Team

{Extraneous Deleted}

Meghan Sackman is a reporter and life long New Yorker who currently lives in Jackson Heights. She graduated from Manhattan College with degrees in English and Journalism.

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Sackman, Meghan [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

                                Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Lagana, Joseph R. [MC1958] Ellis Island Medal of Honor Database

2019-Jan-02

http://eihonors.org/medal-of-honor/medalists-database?medalist=29371


Ellis Island Medal of Honor Database


Joseph R. Lagana
President & CEO
 Society Member*
Heritage Italian
Location NY
Honored 2002
 

Joseph Richard Lagana,born to Frank and Annette Lagana in the Bronx, ultimately grew up, along with his brother, Michael, and two sisters, Rozanne and Paulette, in White Plains. During Joseph's childhood and adolescence, it was his father who provided for the family with his electrical contracting company (established in 1924) and his mother who had the responsibility of taking care of the children.

Joseph served in the U.S. Army 101st Signal Corp., but remembers his first basic training as having been served with the nuns at St. Francis of Rome, the Priests at Cardinal Hayes and the Irish Christian Brothers at Manhattan College. Having survived those experiences, the Army training was easy!

Joseph began his career by expanding the family business into Rockland County while, at the same time, enriching his life by marrying MaryGrace Giresi in 1962. Together they raised their children: Joseph, Robert, John, Michael and Marielena in West Nyack. All of their sons are married: Joseph to Christine Ceva (have three children, Gabrielle and Christopher, and Luke), Robert to Joanne Striano (have five children, Michael, Nikki, Michelle, John and Dominick) and John to Anne (have three children (Zoe Ann, John Robert and Louie Joseph), and Michael to Kerry Libertino, (have two children, jake and Emma Grace). Joseph's daughter, Marielena is married to Angelo Monaco (have three children, (Ava Mary, Amanda, and Thomas).

Joseph founded Lagana Electric, Inc. in Rockland in 1960, which he then operated along with his father and brother. Together, they co-founded Mid-Hudson Electric in 1964, expanding their services to the surrounding counties. In 1975, Joseph also co-founded Standard Telephone, a private telephone sales, installation and service company operating within the northeastern United States. He continued to acquire and form several other service and manufacturing companies through the years -- always being innovative and well ahead of his time with some of his unique business methods. In 1987, several of these companies were acquired by a public company, which was listed on the N.Y. Stock Exchange.

In 1990, Joseph purchased and completely restored a landmark former leather mill, built in the late 1800's, now known as The Mill At Nyack in which he created an executive suite complex known as Custom Executive Office (CEO). In 1996, Joseph converted an old waterside factory into a Victorian-style cultural center, known as the Nyack Seaport. It has facilities for concerts, shows, private events, a children's museum, later a children's learning center and a fine restaurant; Lena's, overlooking the Hudson River and Tappan Zee Bridge. In November 2005 the business portion of the Nyack Seaport and Lena's Restaurant were sold to another family oriented business professional. A 100-year old apartment building on Broadway and a village building of approximately the same vintage in Nyack were completely renovated and restored. Joseph also founded an importing company, MaryGrace's Antiques & Country Pine, which was operated by his wife, MaryGrace. While successfully establishing and running these businesses, Joseph is also the managing shareholder in Hudson Valley Partners, which owns several commercial and residential buildings.

Much of Joseph's time is taken up with his involvement in a third generation family business, United States Information Systems, which company installs, maintains and services sophisticated copper and fiber voice and data communication systems. USIS has earned a well-deserved reputation in the communications industry based upon its professionalism and service and is well known throughout the technology industry. Recently a new division was established which is devoted to the design and construction of cell sites and antennas and the maintenance needed for such sites. Joseph leads these companies with the invaluable support of his sons and partners, Robert, John, Michael and Joseph who provide the operational skills, knowledge and good business sense needed for their continuing growth and success. USIS recently consolidated all of its operations into a headquarters base at 35 West Jefferson Avenue, Pearl River, New York.

Joseph demonstrates his strong commitment and pride in his profession, his heritage and dedication to serving the community by giving his time, energy and support to participate in organizations, and in most cases, serving in a leadership role.

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Lagana, Joseph R. [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1958.

                                 Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lagana, Joseph R. [MC1958]

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JFOUND: Flaim, John G. [MC1989] Partner Baker & McKenzie LLP

2019-Jan-02

https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en/people/f/flaim-john-g


John G. Flaim
Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Dallas

John Flaim is a member of the Firm’s Global Intellectual Property Group. His practice encompasses intellectual property litigation, counseling, licensing and portfolio matters. He has significant experience in patent litigation infringement actions in federal district courts and before the US International Trade Commission.

John recently ended an eight year term as Chair of the Firm’s Global Intellectual Property Practice Group. He is ranked by Chambers USA 2018 and described as "very intelligent and knows the subject matter and understands it. He's good at being able to deal with opposing counsel." John was also selected as an “IP Star” by Managing IP in 2018, as well as a “Leader” in patents and trademarks by World IP Review.

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Flaim, John G. [MC1989]

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Dear John,

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

                                 Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Collins, James P. [MC1969] "Altering nature with gene drives"

2019-Jan-02

https://sites.google.com/site/sxcwgs/chapter-lectures/collins2019may08


Altering nature with gene drives—We can. But should we?
James P. Collins
Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment
Arizona State University

Wednesday, 08 May 2019
location TBA

Professor Collins’s B.S. is from Manhattan College and his Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan. He studies host-pathogen biology and its relationship to the decline and extinction of species, the intellectual and institutional factors that have shaped Ecology's development as a discipline, as well as Ecological Ethics. Dr. Collins was chair of ASU’s Biology Department, Director of the Population Biology and Physiological Ecology program at NSF, and head of the Biological Sciences Directorate at NSF. He is a Fellow of AAAS, a Fellow of the Association for Women in Science, and Past President of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. Professor Collins served as chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of American Colleges and Universities. He is currently chair of the Board on Life Sciences of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Collins is the author of numerous peer reviewed papers and book chapters and co-author with Martha Crump of Extinction in Our Times. Global Amphibian Decline.

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Collins, James P. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1969.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Collins, James P. [MC1969]

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JFOUND: Parlow, Kaitlyn [MC????] FTCES 8th Grade Math Teacher

2019-Jan-02

https://es.franklintowne.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?
uREC_ID=827647&type=u&pREC_ID=1258252


About Ms. Parlow

My name is Kaitlyn Parlow and I am the FTCES 8th Grade Math Teacher.  This is my second year at Franklin Towne Elementary School and I am so excited to be teaching at such a great school.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College and after working as an engineer for a few years, decided to follow my passion and become a teacher.  I obtained my Master’s Degree from Villanova University in Education.  I am looking forward to a great school year!

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Parlow, Kaitlyn [MC????]

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

2019-Jan-03

Good Evening All,

Jim Kennedy asks for our prayers for the repose of the soul of his Uncle and Godfather, Thomas Kennedy. Uncle Tom was called home this past weekend. We pray for Tom's wife, Kathryn, their Children, Kathryn, Christine, Donna, Thomas, Neil, Grandchildren, Hannah, Michael, Olivia and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Jim loved his Uncle Tom and his Family and will miss Uncle Tom. We pray for Jim and his Family as well. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JHQ: Alumni Connection | January 2019

2019-Jan-03

https://alumni.manhattan.edu/


Alumni Connection | January 2019

Events
 
January 15 | Meeting | Riverdale, NY
Join the Jasper Open Committee

January 16 | Meeting | Riverdale, NY
Volunteer for Reunion Weekend

January 24-28 | Florida
Alumni Gatherings with the President
January 24 | West Palm Beach Alumni Luncheon
January 26 | Sarasota Alumni Luncheon
January 26 | Southwest Florida Alumni Dinner
January 27 | Winter Park Alumni Dinner
January 28 | The Villages Alumni Luncheon
January 28 | Jacksonville Alumni Dinner

January and February | Riverdale, NY

Cheer on the Jaspers at Home
Jan 31 | Engineering Alumni Basketball gathering
FeB   5 | Business Alumni Basketball Gathering
FeB   8 | Veteran Alumni Basketball Gathering
FeB   8 | Young Alumni Basketball Gathering

February 7 | New York, NY
John McAvoy '80 to be Honored at  De La Salle Medal Dinner

Jasper Open and Reunion Weekend 2019
May 13 | Jasper OPen
May 31 - June 2 | Reunion Weekend

Highlights
NYC Public Service Leaders Engage Students With Fellowship Opportunities
Manhattan College to Host Imagination, Inquiry, and Innovation Institute
Manhattan College's History of Athletics Excellence
Psychology Professor Jay Friedenberg on What Makes Something Beautiful
Manhattan College Summer Day Camp Early Bird Registration Now Open

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JEMAIL: Gilda, Bill (MC1962) asks "Who are the extremists?"

2019-Jan-03

Wed, Jan 2, 4:14 PM
 
https://nypost.com/2018/12/29/are-two-democratic-senators
-waging-a-bigoted-campaign-against-catholics/?shared=email&msg=fail


Who are the extremists?

Bill Gilda '62

[JR: Saw that as an example of that "anti” mindset (i.e., anti-Catholic; anti-Semitic; anti-American; anti-peace, racist, champion of victimhood identify politics) among “democrats” and “liberals”.  The “democrats” and liberals are the new reborn KKK, imho!  And we tolerate them at our own peril.]

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JFOUND: Birdsong, Tiffany [MC2006] psychology prof @ William & Mary

2019-Jan-03

http://www.progress-index.com/news/20190102/
passion-and-personality-define-rbc-professor


Passion and personality define RBC professorBy
Contributed Report Posted Jan 2, 2019 at 4:11 PM Updated Jan 2, 2019 at 4:11 PM

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She is energetic. She is excited. She is motivated. Richard  Bland College of William & Mary (RBC) psychology professor Dr. Tiffany Birdsong always walks into her class with a smile on her face, eager to teach and prepare students for their careers.

“Teaching is a difficult profession that is often overlooked,” explains Birdsong. “It requires patience and perserverence.”

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A Long Island, New York native, Birdsong was a first-generation college student at Manhattan College. She then earned her master’s degree and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from La Salle University in Philadelphia. Afterward, she worked in Princeton, New Jersey before accepting the Richard Bland College position, for which she had been recommended by her post-doctoral supervisor at La Salle.

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Birdsong, Tiffany [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Tiffany may be a member of the Class of 2006.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Birdsong, Tiffany [MC2006]

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JOBIT: Yedowitz, Jim [MC1970 RIP] 2019-Jan-02

2019-Jan-03

https://www.lohud.com/story/sports/2019/01/0
3/rye-track-coach-jim-yedowitz-dies/2468526002/

Longtime Rye track coach Jim Yedowitz coaches from hospital bed before succumbing to cancer
BY Nancy Haggerty, Rockland/Westchester Journal News
Published 6:17 a.m. ET Jan. 3, 2019 | Updated 9:56 a.m. ET Jan. 3, 2019

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Yedowitz, the soft-spoken Rye boys track coach known for his commitment to his sport and for consistently fielding competitive teams, died Wednesday, four days after coaching a Rye relay squad and just hours after revising a lineup from his hospital bed for an upcoming meet.

Yedowitz, 70, who ran for Manhattan College (Class of 1970) before joining the Rye School District as a health teacher in 1975 and later also teaching physical education, succumbed to pancreatic cancer that had metastasized.

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Yedowitz, Jim [MC1970 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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https://obits.lohud.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?
n=james-v-yedowitz-jim&pid=191166993&fhid=21970


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

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JFOUND: Massimi, Robert [MC1982] reviews theater since 1982

2019-Jan-03

https://geeks.media/vice-1


'Vice'
by robert massimi a day ago in review
Movie Review

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robert massimi

I have been writing on theater since 1982. A graduate from Manhattan College B.S. A member of Alpha Sigma Lambda, which recognizes excellence in both English and Science. I have produced 12 shows on and off Broadway. I've seen over 700 shows.

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Massimi, Robert [MC????]

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Michael F. McEneney
2:04 PM (9 hours ago)
 
Dear John,

             I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1982.  

                         Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Massimi, Robert [MC1982]

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JOBIT: Zurlini, Jack Gerald "Jerry" [MC1953 RIP] 2019-Dec-25

2019-Jan-05

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?
n=jack-gerald-zurlini-jerry&pid=191168288&fhid=17146


Jack Gerald "Jerry" Zurlini
1931 - 2019 Obituary


Hemlock Farms - Jack Gerald "Jerry" Zurlini, 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Hemlock Farms, Penn., on December 25, 2018.

Jerry was born on February 5, 1931, in Tenafly, N.J., to Louise (Martini) and Caesar "Rico" Zurlini. Jerry graduated from Tenafly High School in 1948 and Manhattan College in 1953. Jerry served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S.M.C. from 1953 to 1957. On February 1, 1957, Jerry married Margaret (Haurand) Zurlini and made Tenafly their home.

Jerry was the Vice President of Jack Martini, Inc., a heavy construction company that was based in Tenafly.

Jerry also was a member the Tenafly Board of Education, Republican Club, Lions, Unico, Knights of Columbus, Elks and many other organizations.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Margaret; sons Jack, Michael and wife Christie (Peters), Mark and wife Polly (Kelly), Paul, and Craig and wife Elisa (Tummiolo); twelve grandchildren; and numerous cousins. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 10 County Road, Tenafly, at 10 a.m., on Saturday, January 12th. Donations may be made in Jerry's name to: The Hemlock Farms Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 1053 Hemlock Farms Road, Hawley, PA 18428; or Tri-State Gung-Ho Marines, checks payable to "MCL #909" and mailed to: Burt Weinstein, 1127 Hemlock Farms, Lords Valley, PA 18428.

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Zurlini, Jack Gerald "Jerry" [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JNEWS: Seybold, Donna [MC1990] 2019 inductee South Jersey Basketball HoF

2019-Jan-05

https://www.courierpostonline.com/story/sports/high-school/boys-basketball/2019/01/04
/al-carino-basketball-club-announces-2019-hall-fame-class/2485957002/


South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame announces 2019 inductees
Josh Friedman, Cherry Hill Courier-Post Published 5:52 p.m. ET Jan. 4, 2019

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The Albert Carino Basketball Club of South Jersey will induct eight new members into the South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame on Feb. 10.

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Donna Seybold: The 1986 Collingswood alumna was a three-sport star, but despite being a standout tennis and softball player, it’s her work on the hardwood that stands out as she led the Panthers to their lone state championship as a senior. She averaged 20 points a game that season and finished with more than 1,000 for her career. Seybold earned a scholarship to Manhattan College and she helped the program to the NCAA Tournament twice. She’s one of two Jaspers to play on two MAAC championship teams. She was named Most Valuable Player of the 1990 MAAC Tournament. She was also the Metropolitan Player of the Year that season. She became the fifth 1,000-point scorer in program history and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2003. She’s also part of the MAAC Honor Roll. After her playing days she got into coaching. She led Loyola of Maryland and Indiana State during her 10-year career.

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Seybold, Donna [MC1990]

https://gojaspers.com/hof.aspx?hof=151

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ENDNOTE: A shocking stat

2019-Jan-05

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/44-numbers-from-2018-
that-are-almost-too-crazy-to-believe_122018

44 NUMBERS FROM 2018 THAT ARE ALMOST TOO CRAZY TO BELIEVE
DECEMBER 31, 2018 | MICHAEL SNYDER | THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE |

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#13 According to the United Nations Population Fund, 40 percent of all births in the U.S. now happen outside of marriage. But if you go back to 1970, that figure was sitting at just 10 percent.

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Sadly, a shocking stat.  I don’t know what to say about it.  I am shocked!

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