JASPER JOTTINGS Week 12 - 2019 Mar 24

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



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POSITRACTION: 9-Year-old gives his shoes to a Homeless Boy



Watch 9-Year-old Rush to Take Off His Shoes So He Can Give Them to a Homeless Boy on the Street
By Good News Network - Jan 24, 2019

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While adults are working to provide housing for the homeless, this youngster took it upon himself to give a little boy his shoes and socks.

9-year-old Cheikh Faizal was walking with his father through Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia last week when they passed a transit station that is often frequented by homeless people.

Cheikh then spotted a barefooted homeless boy sitting with his mother on the street. According to Chekih’s father Sofian, his son felt compelled to help the youngster because he looked about the same age as Cheikh.

Cheikh then ran to the boy’s side, sat down, and removed his sneakers and socks so he could personally put them on the feet of his new friend. Not only that, he gave the boy several kisses on the cheek before continuing down the street with his father.

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Unfortunately here in the USA, there are so many frauds, how can you know what’s real?


Guess the best one can do is help your neighbors you know to be in need or give to the Salvation Army or such.


It shouldn’t be that hard.

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JLINKEDIN: Staab, Christine Kelly (MC1991) Sr Proj Mgr @ IPC Systems


Congratulate Christine for starting a new position as Sr. Project Manager at IPC Systems, Inc.


Staab, Christine Kelly (MC1991)

Sr. Project Manager at IPC Systems, Inc.
Sussex, New Jersey
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15+ years’ progressive technology implementation and management experience. Expertise includes oversight of large (e.g., $30MM; 100,000-square-foot; 200+ staff; 10,000 impacted employees) technology relocations and implementation projects, disaster recovery and business continuity plans, network protection strategies and contract negotiations. Looking for next-level position, overseeing large, multi-city technology implementations.

Specialties: Budget development and management; large-team management; vendor/staff training; SEC compliance; risk reduction; help desk control; trading floor design

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JNEWS: Conway, Richard [MC1984] Port Chester Police Chief



Port Chester Police Chief, A Former Rye HS Star Athlete, Now Wrestles With Parkinson's Disease
Jon Craig

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Courage, commitment and quiet leadership are common themes in this lifelong Westchester resident's life.

In 1974, as a sophomore at Rye High School, Richard Conway qualified for the state championships in a sport that relies on stamina, teamwork and tons of training.

What he learned in wrestling carried over to Manhattan College, where Conway played football and eventually became an assistant wrestling coach.

Conway initially thought he'd like to be a teacher, but while taking a walk during his lunch break from a Bronx Catholic school, he crossed paths with a state park policeman. The officer asked Conway if he wanted a part-time job, where he quickly learned he'd be happier as a cop.

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Conway, Richard [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Richard is a member of the class of 1984.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Conway, Richard [MC1984]

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MNEWS: Alma Mater students and faculty join community to mourn



Gathering at Riverdale Monument honors lives lost in New Zealand mosque massacre
Posted: Mar 17, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

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Community members from the Hudson Valley gathered in the Bronx Sunday to honor the lives lost in the New Zealand mosque massacre.

The terror attack on two mosques killed 50 people and injured 50 more in the city of Christchurch.

Students and faculty from Manhattan College were joined by community members at the Riverdale Monument in the Bronx to show support for the lives lost to the attacks.

Mehnaz Afridi, a Bronxville native and director of the HGI Center at Manhattan College, says that type of intolerance crosses borders and affects everyone. She says the group wants to show that no matter where you are in the world, hate is never the answer.

Afridi says the community also gathered at the memorial a few months ago after a synagogue was attacked in Pittsburgh.

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[JR:  Probably more important than the parade, is a statement that such intolerance is unacceptable.  As a little L libertarian, to me, it’s important to extend to others the rights I want for myself.  Religious, ethnic, racial, or other forms of “hate” must be rebuked in the strongest terms possible.  “Christians” were murdered by “Muslims” shortly after Christchurch. “eye for an eye”. “First they came …” is a famous statement and provocative poem attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_…  Lest we forget.  Today, we are all minorities.]

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JOBIT: Schmitt, Francis [MC1956 RIP] 2019-Mar-00 by Kratochvil, Joseph [MC1956]


2019 03Mar 19 Schmitt

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.

I believe that Joseph is also a member of the Class of 1956.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. No obit on Legacy or Dignity yet.]

Kratochvil, Joseph [MC1956]

Schmitt, Francis [MC1956 RIP]

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JNEWS: DeLuca, Richard [MC1968] “Connecticut in Motion” 4/25/19



The Friends of Fort Trumbull announce their April Speaker

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The Friends of Fort Trumbull State Park are proud to announce their 2019 season will be America on the Move. The Friends are going to travel back in time to explore the history of Transportation, examining a system involving roads, rivers, and railroads which helped to form a national economy. This is a very relevant topic during 2019 as Connecticut debates tolls, the need to update infrastructure such as roads and bridges, and public transportation vs. an emphasis on cars.

Our first speaker, on Thursday, April 25, 2019, will be Richard DeLuca, the author of Post Roads and Iron Horses. Mr. DeLuca’s presentation is entitled “Connecticut in Motion”. He will explore how 400 years of Transportation Technology and Policy have shaped our state. The talk will provide an overview of transportation developments from the turnpike movement of the 1800s through the Farmington Canal, steamboats, steam railroads, electric trolleys and the bicycle in the nineteenth century. In the twentieth century he will mention the automobile and the airplane.

Mr. Deluca earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Manhattan College in New York, and a Master of Science degree in transportation planning from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He has over ten years of experience in the field of engineering as a transportation planner with the Connecticut Department of Transportation and with the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency.

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DeLuca, Richard [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DeLuca, Richard [MC1968]

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JVIDEO: Williams, Russ [MC1992] does Facebook Live on Tuesdays



Russ Williams is live now.
12 mins · 
Transition Tuesday's!"

Today, We chat about the Tragedy in New Zealand, College Admissions Scandal Anyone, B-Ball Hall of Famer vs "The King of LA", Upcoming NCAA Tournament, & a whole lot more!

#TransitionTuesdays #TransitionArmy #RealTalk
#MrInterview #Speaker #Author #CoHost #MrsMae#MrsMaeWhoURollinWit
#NOW #LetsGo

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Williams, Russ [MC1992]

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JOBIT: Michaels, Julia M. [MC1974 RIP] 2018-Nov-21



Julia M. Michaels

Sandgate, VT - On Nov. 21, 2018 in Sandgate, Vermont, at age 78. Julie was born and raised in Chester, PA.

She was the beloved wife of 45 years of Thomas Michaels, sister of Nancy Borkowski, Msgr. John Jagodzinski, James Jagodzinski, Mary Sims, sister-in-law Ruth Ingandela, and aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Following her graduation from Notre Dame HS, Moylan, Julie lived 14 years as a member of the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice, Felicians, during which time she taught in elementary and high schools, earning a B.A. from Seton Hall University and a masters degree from Manhattan College. She spent 30 years at St. John Vianney HS, Holmdel NJ as a Social Studies teacher, Department Chairperson, Vice Principal and Director of Student Activities.

A Memorial Mass will be offered in celebration of Julie's life on Saturday, March 23, 12 noon, at St. Katherine of Siena Church, Wayne, PA. Relatives and friends may call after 11AM. Memorial offerings in Julie's name can be made to VNA Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Dr., Rutland, VT

Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 21, 2019


Michaels, Julia M. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Julia received her Masters in 1974.

May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Michaels, Julia M. [MC1974 RIP]

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

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JNEWS: McGrath, Michele [MC1986] Dir Global Engineering Group @ Air Products



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Monday, March 25 @ 1:00 pm, Air Products, Michele McGrath: Michele is currently a Director in the Global Engineering and Manufacturing Group at Air Products. After graduating from Manhattan College in 1986 with a degree in Chemical Engineering, she joined Air Products as a participant in the Career Development Program. She began her career as a Project Engineer where she managed the engineering, construction and start-up of Air Separation facilities in North America, Mexico and Indonesia. Michele later moved to Operations where she held various roles over twenty years including, Line Management for Plant Operations and Distribution, Operations Manager, Mexico and Latin America and Director of Global Plant Process Engineering. In her most recent Operations role she was responsible for supporting the resolution of process technical issues at operating facilities and improving the productivity of our assets in the areas of process efficiency and advanced controls and operability. Michele returned to Engineering as the Director of Integrated Gases North America where she and her team were responsible for the development of competitive bid offerings, design, project execution and start-up of large ASU facilities. She was most recently in the role of Director of Engineering for North America. Michele serves as a LIN Ambassador and as the Operations and Engineering liaison for the Air Products Career Development Program. She is enjoys sharing her STEM experiences with students and mentoring young engineers. Michele was born in Long Island City, NY. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and a Masters of Business Administration Lehigh University. Michele serves on the Board of Governors for St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown, on the Board of Advisors at Manhattan College, and as the treasurer of the Angel Network for Emmaus HS.

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McGrath, Michele [MC1986]

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JNEWS: Martinez, Alexandra [MC????] AVP Op Mgr @ Rhinebeck Bank



Rhinebeck Bank promotes Martinez to assistant vice president
March 22, 2019 11:36 am

POUGHKEEPSIE — Rhinebeck Bank announces that Alexandra Martinez has recently been promoted to assistant vice president, operations manager at their Poughkeepsie headquarters.

Prior to her most recent promotion, Martinez served as operations manager at the bank’s corporate headquarters. During her career at Rhinebeck Bank, she has ascended to various leadership roles, starting as a teller in 2010 and moving upward to branch operations assistant and assistant branch manager.

She thrives in her work environment and when asked why Rhinebeck Bank is important to her, she stated “I love working at Rhinebeck Bank because no other bank knows and cares for their customers as well as we do. Rhinebeck has such a positive work environment and really believes in and supports its employees.”

Before starting her career in banking in 2006 with the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Martinez attended various institutions for her degrees. She originally attended Manhattan College for Communications, but later transferred to Dutchess Community College to attain her Associates Degree. From there, she continued her education earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Communications from Marist College. Additionally, she has also completed some graduate level courses.

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Martinez, Alexandra [MC????]

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Dear John,

                           I do not find anything in my ‘stuff' for Alexandra.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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ENDNOTE: Lori Loughlin's daughter in YACS (yet another cheating scandal)



EXCLUSIVE: 'We have to film it again -with Olivia as the winner.' Lori Loughlin's daughter is caught in ANOTHER cheating scandal after claims a TV game show was rigged in her favor and the winning teen stripped of $5K prize

Lifestyle vlogger Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, daughter of Lori Loughlin, took on fellow influencer Marissa Rachel and singer Rydel Lynch in a 2016 episode of Tap That Awesome App
Marissa Rachel was declared the winner in front of a live audience
But studio execs mysteriously stepped in and ordered producers to re-shoot
When the trivia contest resumed Rydel and a 'visibly upset' Marissa were allegedly under orders not to buzz in with the correct answers, 
Giannulli took home first prize, a $5,000 donation to a charity of her choice
When executives re-shot the final questions they asked Rachel to repeat an incorrect answer while cutting out the questions she answered correctly
'What happened just didn’t seem right to me,’ Rachel told DailyMail.com
 The puzzling episode emerged just days after Jade's parents, Full House star Loughlin and the designer Mossimo Giannulli, were accused of paying $500,000 to get her and her sister Isabella into USC

PUBLISHED: 11:43 EDT, 15 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:13 EDT, 15 March 2019

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[JR: Anyone see a pattern here? “One man cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole” ― Mahatma Gandhi]

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