JASPER JOTTINGS Week 35 – 2015 Aug 30

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 35  – 2015 Aug 30

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

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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 34 – 2015 Aug 23

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 34  – 2015 Aug 23

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

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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 33 – 2015 Aug 16

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 33  – 2015 Aug 16

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

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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 32 – 2015 Aug 09

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 32  – 2015 Aug 09

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

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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 31 – 2015 Aug 02

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 31  – 2015 Aug 02

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

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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 30 – 2015 Jul 26

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 30  – 2015 Jul 26

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

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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 29 – 2015 July 19

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 29 – 2015 July 19

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2015/jj2015W29.html

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POSITRACTION: ALS diagnosis spurs further actions

2015-Jul-12

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/06/29/longtime-abc11-anchor-raises-awareness-funds-for-als-research-following/?intcmp=features

RARE DISEASES
Longtime ABC11 anchor raises awareness, funds for ALS research following diagnosis
By Melinda Carstensen Published June 29, 2015 FoxNews.com

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Longtime news anchor Larry Stogner always made a point to raise money for difficult medical conditions, but little did he know he would one day be diagnosed with one.

During the 39 years that Stogner, 68, reported for Raleigh, N.C.’s ABC11-WTVD, he participated in the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In 2014 he took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which went viral and helped the ALS Association raise over $115 million in donations for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.

“I interviewed a lot of ALS patients along the way, and I would always come away saying, ‘Jeez, I’m glad I’m not that guy.’ And now, I am that guy,” Stogner, who served as the station’s evening news anchor for about 32 years, told FoxNews.com.

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It’s an inspiring story that shows a fellow courageously facing a death prognosis and yet “helping”.

And, it relates all the smart people trying to find a cure or ameliorate the symptoms and effects.

Sadly, not much we can do but pray for cure and raise money. (Although I do disagree with lobbying the Gooferment for funding. Private charity will solve it fast and cheaper than the Gooferment EVER could. Note how long research takes with Gooferment funding.)

I’m adding Larry to my prayer list and hope you’ll all do the same.

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GOOGLE+: Pfeiffer, Elizabeth [MC2010] Happen Agent

2015-Jul-12

https://plus.google.com/114577645797189086342/about

> Elizabeth Pfeiffer
> Worked at Happen
> Attended Manhattan College
> Lives in New York
>
> Work
> Employment
>
> Happen
> Agent
>
> Education
>
> Manhattan College

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Dear John,

I believe that Elizabeth is a member of the Class of 2010.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pfeiffer, Elizabeth [MC2010]

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JHQ: Alma Mater hosts Lasallian Youth Assembly

2015-Jul-12

Manhattan College
50 mins ·
120 participants from the U.S., Canada & Italy join us on campus today for the 2015 ‪#‎Lasallian‬ Youth Summer Assembly! Welcome all!

DENA » Lasallian Youth Assembly
The program is set for this year’s Lasallian Youth Summer Assembly to be held at Manhattan College the week of July 12-17. We are pleased to announce that we are at full capacity and that this year (again) we will be an international assembly with participants from Canada, Italy and the United State…
FSCDENA.ORG

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JLINKEDIN: Russo, Christopher [MC2015] General Manager, Casa de las Olas

2015-Jul-12

https://mx.linkedin.com/pub/christopher-russo/100/846/42

Russo, Christopher [MC2015]
General Manager, Casa de las Olas
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Hospitality

General Manager
Casa de las Olas
February 2015 – Present (6 months)Tulum, Mexico
General Manager:
-Hosting guests
-Managing employees
-Admin. to Trip Advisor
-Handling Bookings
-Sourcing goods and services
-General Maintenance/systems upkeep

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GOOGLE+: Cotter, Bob [MC1966] has Twin brilliant and beautiful Granddaughters

2015-Jul-12

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+bobcotter7/about?cfem=1

bob cotter
Lives in Bluffton, SC

Tagline
Retired from career in telecommunications. Live in Bluffton, SC
Introduction
Stepinac HS, White Plains, NY
BS – Manhattan College, NYC
MBA – Pace University
Post Graduate Studies (International Finance)
– University of Pittsburgh
– Duke University
– Pace University
Verizon Communications – V. P.
OSP Consultants, Inc. V.P.
RJE Telecom, Inc. SVP
New Heritage Group (Founder & CEO)
Advanced Global Solutions, Inc. Founder, Chairman & CEO
Room Connections, LLC – Chairman & CEO

Bragging rights
Twin Granddaughters are now 21/2 yrs old, brilliant and beautiful !!

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Cotter, Bob [MC????]

[JR: Obviously take after their grandmother?]

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Dear John,

I believe that Bob is a member of the Class of 1966.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cotter, Bob [MC1966]

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JOBIT: Piparo, Lorenzo “Larry” J. [MC1958 RIP] on 2015-Jul-11

2015-Jul-13

http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?n=LORENZO-PIPARO&pid=175276542

LORENZO PIPARO Obituary
Lorenzo ‘Larry’ J. Piparo
Picatinny Arsenal chemist

Lorenzo “Larry” J. Piparo, 79, of Roselle Park, N.J., passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

Funeral is from the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 400 Faitoute Ave., Roselle Park, on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered in Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park in Kenilworth, N.J. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. For online condolences to the family, please go to http://www.mastapeterfuneralhome.com.

Born in New York City, Larry lived in Newark, N.J., and settled to Roselle Park 35 years ago. He was a chemist for Picatinny Arsenal for 35 years, retiring in 2007.

Larry was a graduate of Manhattan College in New York, receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.

Surviving are his wife of over 50 years, Elsie (Ramirez) Piparo, and two loving children, Alrey Piparo and his wife, Evelyn, and Gina Francisco and her husband, Craig. He was a dear brother of Anthony Piparo, Frances Kielar, Catherine Villante, and Mary Mrus, and grandfather to four adored grandchildren, Anthony, Emily, Angelina, and Bianca.

Published in Star-Ledger on July 13, 2015

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Piparo, Lorenzo “Larry” J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Piparo, Lorenzo “Larry” J. [MC1958 RIP]

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

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JNEWS: Serre, Mary [MC????] women’s club lacrosse coach UofMinn Duluth

2015-Jul-13

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/business/3784505-biz-buzz-july-13X

ACCREDITATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

* Mary Serre, an instructor at Edge Pilates Studio in Duluth, completed her functional anatomy and Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer certification, along with her current Balance Body Mat certification. She will teach group reformer classes, group mat classes, private sessions and other Pilates-based group classes. Serre has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. She is the  women’s club lacrosse coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Serre, Mary [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Mary.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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GOOGLE+: Flores, Julio [MC2006] at Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

2015-Jul-13

https://plus.google.com/108341035105219189697/about

> Julio Flores (Qu13tSt0rM)
> Works at Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
> Attended Manhattan College
>
> Tagline
> I dont live to work, I work to live.
> Education
> Manhattan College
> Computer Engineering
> Monsignor Scanlan HS
> Occupation
> Technical Operation Engineer
> Employment
> Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
> Building Engineer, 2011 – present
> Equinix
> IBX Site Engineer, 2006 – 2011

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Dear John,

I believe that Julio is a member of the Class of 2006.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Flores, Julio [MC2006]

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JNEWS: Bracken, Donagh J. [MC????] publisher of History Publishing Company

2015-Jul-13

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12843648.htm

Monday, July 13, 2015

History Publishing to Enter Children’s World, Begins with Illustrated Story of The Statue of Liberty
Publisher of history books for adults is entering publishing for childen with a series of illustrated books focusing on the sites and monumets that are pillars of American development..

“The mission of Libby Books is to acquaint children with the basic facts of America which are manifested so well in all the monuments and historic sites across the nation,”

Palisades,NY (PRWEB) July 13, 2015

History Publishing Company is entering the market for children’s books with an illustrated history of The Statue of Liberty. HPC will be acting as distributor for Libby’s Books LLC, a new company that will be focusing on the monuments and historical places in the United States. Each 5” by 8 ”book, containing twenty four pages that are illustrated panels, will tell the story of the subject monument or sites, how it or they came to be, their meanings and, in illustrated detail, will explain any inscriptions or carvings on the subject edifice. Each page will feature Libby, a little dog that accompanied the Statue from France and will appear in all future editions as Libby is “off to see America.”

The illustrations in The Statue of Liberty are by international designer Simone Eisold and the crafted text by D.J. Bracken. Simone Eisold is a graduate of the University of Pforzheim’s School of Design in Germany. She has held executive positions in fashion in Rome and New York. D.J. Bracken writes of matters of history under his full name Donagh J. Bracken. He is a graduate of Manhattan College and the author of “The Words of War” contrasting “New York Times” and “Charleston Mercury” coverage of the same battles during the Civil War. He is also the publisher of History Publishing Company

“The mission of Libby Books is to acquaint children with the basic facts of America which are manifested so well in all the monuments and historic sites across the nation,” said Ms. Eisold. “We have elected to bring a modicum of entertainment into the books which should provide an element of delight for the child reading the book,” she added. “Libby will be on a road trip across this great nation and I am sure the delight Libby experiences will be passed on to the children reading a Libby Book.” The first Libby Book “The Statue of Liberty” will be in the HPC warehouse July 20.

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JOBIT: Santucci, Ronald [MC1974 RIP] on 2015-Jul-03

2015-Jul-14

Dear John,

The July 8, 2015 NY Law Journal (pg2) has an Obituary for Ronald Santucci, Esq. ’74.
Roger was a young St Barnabas guy from a large family.

I have attached a copy of the Obituary,

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

2015 Jul 14 Ronald Santucci  74 Obit

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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=RONALD-SANTUCCI&pid=175231942

RONALD SANTUCCI
Obituary

SANTUCCI–Ronald R., Esq.,

of New Rochelle, died on July 3, 2015. He was 62. Mr. Santucci was born in Manhattan to John and Eileen Santucci. Mr. Santucci was a partner at the intellectual property firm Frommer, Lawrence & Haug, and served as chair of their patent prosecution group. He was one of the nation’s leading experts in patent law with extensive trial experience as well as numerous cases before the International Trade Commission. Ronald is survived by his wife Karen (nee Burbach) and children, John and Julia, siblings: Eileen Hawe, Dennis Santucci, Robert Santucci, Wayne Santucci, Laura Santucci, and Susan Failla. To honor his life friends may call on Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 8 at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home 767 East Boston Post Rd. Mamaroneck NY. Funeral Mass Wednesday 9:30am at Holy Name of Jesus Church 75 Lispenard Avenue. New Rochelle, NY followed by entombment at Gate of Heaven cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations are directed to Franciscan Friars of the Renewal http://www.franciscan friars.com. For more information or to place an online condolence; http://www.coxeandgraziano.com

Funeral Home
Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home
767 E Boston Post Rd
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
(914) 698-5968
Funeral Home Details
Send Flowers
Published in The New York Times on July 7, 2015

[JR: Note the NY Times didn’t print the whole obit.]

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Santucci, Ronald [MC1974 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/ronald-santucci-condolences/175231942?cid=full

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

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JLINKEDIN: Dolan, Paul (MC1982) at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking

2015-Jul-14

https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulmdolan

Dolan, Paul (MC1982)
Credit Risk Professional
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Greater New York City Area
Banking

Paul Dolan is Deputy General Manager of Credit with over 30-years of banking experience in various credit functions. Paul is in his eighth year with SMBC as a senior credit risk officer. Easily adaptable, Paul’s broad experience encompasses numerous industries and financing structures including: leveraged loan transactions, private equity LBOs, merger and acquisition finance, corporate credit, financial institutions particularly US regional banks, insurance companies and commercial finance companies, commodity and trade finance and real estate.

Paul currently leads a team of eight credit officers responsible for analysis and recommendation of Leverage Finance, Middle Market, Media and Technology, Chemicals and Materials loan transactions. Paul earned both his B.A. in Economics and M.B.A. in Finance from Manhattan College.

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GOOGLE+: Jules, Dexter Jr [MC2009] at Excel Sports Management

2015-Jul-14

https://plus.google.com/117150637177294202492/about

> Dexter Jules Jr
> Works at Excel Sports Management
> Attended Manhattan College
>
> Tagline
> I’m Dex, and if you don’t know now you know!
> Introduction
>> There’s nothing wrong with making a new memory. I’ve worked a lot, got a college degree, dress really well, but that’s just on the outside. A man once told me “life’s about the story so go out and make memories,” and hell that’s what I’m going to do.
> Bragging rights
> I qualified for USA Olympic trials in my hay day
> Education
> Manhattan College
> Mathematicas & Computer Science
> Occupation
> I run social feeds on the intraweb!
> Employment
> Excel Sports Management
> Senior Marketing Coordinator, 2015 – present
> I’m “The Guy” that you need for socialtivities, yeah I made that word up… I should coin it too.
> Dexter Jules
> Music, 2015
> I produce music, BOOOM!
> Oracle Corporation
> Community Manger, 2015

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Dear John,

I believe that Dexter is a member of the Class of 2009.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Jules, Dexter Jr [MC2009]

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JLINKEDIN: Carucci, Tony [MC????] Construction Manager at Con Edison

2015-Jul-14

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/tony-carucci/43/b08/965

Carucci, Tony [MC????]
Construction Manager at Con Edison
Greater New York City Area
Utilities

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GOOGLE+: Moretti, David [MC2012] Air Products

2015-Jul-15

https://plus.google.com/111261920741600073584/about

Moretti, David [MC2012]
Worked at Air Products
Attended Manhattan College

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JHQ: Aug 9, 2015 Manhattan College Latino Alumni Club marches

2015-Jul-15

Aug 9, 2015: Dominican Day Parade

Join the Manhattan College Latino Alumni Club (MCLAC) and members of the College community and march in this year’s parade! The parade will be held on the Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave.), beginning on 38th St. and ending at 54th

[JR: My sainted Mom liked this parade almost as much as Saint Patrick’s Day. She said it more colorful and everyone seemed happy.]

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

2015-Jul-16

Good Morning All,

John Reinke has just shared a Facebook Post. Mrs. Henno desperately needs our prayers. Please raise the volume for this youngster and his Family as we pray that God’s goodness guides the Doctors and spares Anthony. Please see the following from Mrs. Henno. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Anna Marie Henno
4 hrs ·

Last night my son Anthony had a seizure and wasn’t breathing for 10 minutes. The EMT’s had to bring him back. He is now at RWJ in New Brunswick and the doctors are saying he probably will not recover. Let’s prove them wrong by praying to God to bring him back to us. Please share and pray for him. I don’t want to lose my son. Children should not be buried before their parents. Heavenly Father please make an exception. Don’t take my Tony-Boy

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JOY: Dunn, Stephanie [MC2010] sets a wedding date; Testo, Kristen [MC2010] bridesmaid

2015-Jul-16

https://www.theknot.com/us/stephanie-dunn-and-ben-johnson-may-2016

Stephanie and Ben
May 28, 2016 in Portland, ME
317 days to go!

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After circling Baxter Boulevard with our mutual friend and eventual match-maker, Jennifer Harder, Steph found herself standing at my kitchen table. She was completely unprepared to meet her future husband, hair disheveled and her ensemble replete with dusty shoes, grungy t-shirt, and yoga pants – and this was before yoga pants were sexy or cool. As beautiful as I considered Steph even then, she has taken her trend-setting to the next level and worn only pajamas and fuzzy-socks ever since. (A pajama deal with Lulu Lemon is already in the works.) Incidentally, I find her most radiant in this garb, as it represents the contentedness and warmth-of-spirit that shapes her personality. She is my “Cozy Monster” and my best friend. We have so much fun together that we sometimes get downright weird, in a crazy-cat-people sort of way, which is to say nothing of the stuffed animals that we treat like real children. She is an eternal wellspring of laughter and kindheartedness that has bettered me in every way. It’s a miracle that she agreed to marry me, so let’s get down to business and get this ceremony underway!

Over the last several years, we have made a humble and rewarding life together in Portland, Maine, most recently on the re-emergent Eastern Promenade. We lucked-out with a “fixer-upper” apartment in a beautiful seaside neighborhood and have shared our daily lives, dreams, and ambitions with one another, while building our respective careers. After four years together, we steal each other’s every thought, bearing testament to just how well we know each other: well enough to say, “I DO”.

In April, among the secluded trees atop Montreal’s highest peak and namesake, Mount Royal, I knelt before Steph, in reverence and humility, to ask her hand in marriage. I went to great pains to keep the “how and when” secret from her, so she was genuinely surprised and completely blown-away when I proposed. Yet without hesitation and bearing immediate tears of astonishment and joy, she said, “Of course, Benny!” We shared an unforgettable moment that will always remind of us how powerful it is to surrender and commit to another human being completely and unconditionally. Altogether, it was an amazing weekend on the island of Montreal, and we will forever remember this amazing city as the formal origin of our lives together.

It would be remiss of me not to mention that we even adopted our first child, Ava, who bears the “Felus Catus” crest, better known as “Common House Cat”. Despite her lineage, she is anything but common and is preparing us well for anxiety-inducing children who stay out all night and don’t call home.

I pushed for a speech at my own wedding, but was pooh-poohed unanimously, so this is my only shot. Those closest to me know that I’m a workaholic with a disposition that swings like a wrecking ball. (Thanks, Grampy Buster! ‘Preciate it!) When I’m not glued to my computer in seclusion, I am tolerable only in trace amounts, ranting and rambling on subjects that sane people don’t find interesting. Or screaming out the car window at negligent pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists – “You’re TRAFFIC, you jerk!” (as some bicyclist passes on the left and then blows through a red light without slowing-down). Given the above, I am deeply thankful that Steph appreciates the rare instances in which I say something surprisingly sweet, or muster an unprecedented gesture of loving-kindness that makes my appreciation for her known. Steph has sacrificed countless hours of our time together to give me the latitude to do what I do best: hunch over a keyboard. Whether I’m working on my community-centric music website, or otherwise burning the midnight oil, she is patient and supportive. I am forever indebted to her grace in that regard, and can only hope to be the same pillar of encouragement and support in her life.

It is with tremendous honor and sincerity that we share our “Wedding Story” with you! Each and every one of you has been a driving-force in one or both of our lives, and we now consider you to be family! Surprise – you’re stuck with us!

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Kristen Testo aka Krit/Kritty/Kritty,Krit,Krit/Kritter Bug – Bridesmaid

Kritter Bug and I met my freshman year of college. After having trouble connecting with my initial roommate from Long Beach, California, Kritty was my saving grace at Manhattan College. I knew we would be best friends as she seemed to tolerate my odd-humor and appreciate my “weird quirks”. When I witnessed her sneak a fully-loaded bagel in to her purse from the cafeteria for a midnight snack, I knew that she’s a girl after my own heart. Shortly thereafter, both of our “odd” roommates became best friends, allowing us to switch rooms and be roommates after 1st semester. During Junior year we finally moved to an off-campus apartment together and rejoiced in painting and furnishing our “first place” as grownups. Anyone who can tolerate sharing a tiny bedroom with two double beds and two desks crammed on top of each other for two years is someone special. Kritty now lives in upstate New York by her family after having just moved home from the big city. P.S. If you’re ever in Albany, take a short trip to Troy and visit her family’s absolutely “delish” Italian restaurant, “Testo’s” – I highly recommend the ziti and meatballs : )

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Dunn, Stephanie [MC????]

Testo, Kristen [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Stephanie and Kristen are members of the Class of 2010.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dunn, Stephanie [MC2010]

Testo, Kristen [MC2010]

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MNEWS: Alma Mater is tops by Money Magazine

2015-Jul-17

http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/15/07/p5681006/money-magazine-ranks-manhattan-college-as-top-catholic-college-in-the-c

Money Magazine Ranks Manhattan College as Top Catholic College in the Country
PRWeb  July 17, 2015 9:11am

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Manhattan College recognized among the top 50 colleges that add the most value.
Riverdale, N.Y. (PRWEB) July 17, 2015

In Money Magazine’s second annual list of Best Colleges, Manhattan College ranked as the top Catholic college in the country and 41st among 736 schools nationwide. The list assesses colleges and universities that provide the most value for tuition dollars.

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

2015-Jul-17

Good Afternoon All,

Joe Quinn asks for our prayers as shown below. Please keep these good people in your prayers as they continue their struggle with life’s many turns and challenges.We pray for God’s Guidance and that they feel God’s Love. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Please prayer for Ken who is recovering from a stroke
Please pray for the marriages of two couples who need our prayers
Please pray for Jenny to find peace and patience as she waits
Please pray for many people struggling to find the right/next job

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Scalia, Stephen [MC1951 RIP] on 2015-Jul-17

2015-Jul-17

http://blog.nola.com/new_orleans_art/2015/07/french_quarter_preservation_ar.html

French Quarter preservationist Stephen Scalia dies at 91

By John Pope, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Email the author | Follow on Twitter
on July 17, 2015 at 3:57 PM, updated July 17, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Stephen Scalia, an advertising executive who won acclaim with his partner for restoring their French Quarter home and garden, died Wednesday (July 17) at his home. He was 91.

A New York City native who spent most of his life in New Orleans, Mr. Scalia graduated from Manhattan College. When he served in the Army during World War II, he was based at Versailles as an aide to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the supreme allied commander in Europe, and his staff, said Peter Murphy, Mr. Scalia’s nephew.

“He was able to get into Paris when it was liberated” in August 1944, Murphy said.

When Mr. Scalia moved to New Orleans after the war, Murphy said that he worked in advertising, first for Arthur Advertising and then for his own company, Scalia Advertising.

Henri Schindler, a neighbor, said that Mr. Scalia’s clients included Mike Persia’s Chevrolet dealership, for which he created a man in a fez who beat a drum and kept repeating, “Get your Chevrolet from Persia, Mike Persia Chevrolet.”

Mr. Scalia moved into an apartment in the residential compound at 618-20 Gov. Nicholls Street. In 1960, he and Milton Melton, who also had an apartment there, pooled their resources to buy both buildings and started restoring them.

They were historic. One was a Creole townhouse built in 1828 that had been the home of a sister-in-law of the politician Henry Clay. The other building, which was built in 1871, had been owned by St. Louis Cathedral and housed the Notre Dame Academy of the Sacred Heart in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

“The property was falling apart,” Mr. Scalia said in a 2004 interview in The Times-Picayune. To raise money for the renovation, they rented out apartments.

The restored house and gardens appeared in the books “The Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carré: The Historic French Quarter of New Orleans” and “New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence,” as well as in magazines such as House Beautiful and Southern Living.

In addition to using the compound as the site for the annual parties of the Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents and Associates Inc. and the Patio Planters organization, the men invited tourists in off the streets to show off what had become regarded as an oasis.

“One of the great rewards is to show our garden to out-of-towners who can’t believe the serenity behind the walls when there’s such a cacophony of T-shirt shops,” Mr. Scalia said in the interview.

The men’s work was recognized. The Vieux Carré Commission presented an honor award for the two buildings in 1980, and in 1986, it cited Mr. Scalia and Melton for their achievement in conceiving and maintaining their garden.

In 2004, the two men received the Elizebeth T. Werlein Medal, the commission’s highest honor, which recognizes distinguished contributions toward preserving New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood.

Melton died in 2011.

Mr. Scalia was an officer of the Community Concerts Association, and he was one of the original benefactors of the National World War II Museum.

His survivors include a sister, Mary Helen Petrere of New York City.

A Mass will be said Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Louis Cathedral. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m.

Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Scalia, Stephen [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

I believe that Stephen is a member of the Class of 1951.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Scalia, Stephen [MC1951 RIP]

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

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JLINKEDIN: McCabe-Moran, Liam [MC2012] Registered Investment Associate at UBS

2015-Jul-18

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/liam-mccabe-moran/54/a9/831

McCabe-Moran, Liam [MC2012]
Registered Investment Associate at UBS Financial Services Inc.
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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MNEWS: Van Dyk, Claire [MCstudent] puts Alma Mater in the dairy news

2015-Jul-18

http://www.dairyagendatoday.com/News.aspx?nid=12211

Willows-Edge Holsteins to Host Annual WHA State Picnic August 2
BARABOO, WI – July 17, 2015…

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Willows-Edge Holsteins of New Richmond, Wis., will host this year’s annual Wisconsin Holstein Association State Picnic on Sunday, August 2, 2015, as Wisconsin Holstein commemorates 125 years in business.

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Henk and Bonnie’s daughters Jordan and Claire have been a part of the show circuit since age four, but are now phasing out as they pursue college and careers. Jordan is a graduate of Augsburg College with a degree in international business and finance, and is working in a provider analyst position for Owens and Minor. Claire will be a senior at Manhattan College in New York, and is studying finance and math. She will intern this summer at Morgan Stanley in NY, and still plays volleyball with her D1 scholarship. Henk’s two other children live in Minneapolis and have families – Dan is a lawyer and Allison is a teacher.

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Van Dyk, Claire [MCstudent]

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ENDNOTE: Moore, William ‘Bill’ [MC1977] on SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision

2015-Jul-07

http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-NEWS-and-COMMENTARY-c-2015-07-06-278700.112112-A-rational-look-at-the-SCOTUS-gay-marriage-decision.html

From The Right
July 07, 2015
A Rational Look at the SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision

Now that some time has passed since the gay Marriage Decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), we need to discuss the decision rationally. There has been a great deal of talk on both sides predicting the far reaching results of the decision. IN addition, both sides are guilty of fear mongering.

SCOTUS ruled gay people would be allowed to marry in every state of the land. Let’s discuss the facts involved:

• 37 states already allow it (counting the District of Columbia). Leaving 14 which do not.

• By not having a uniform law, questions would arise about the legality of gay marriage if you moved from a state which allowed it to a state that did not. Are they married? Can they divorce?

• Everyone agreed that gay couples needed equal protection from laws such as hospital visitation where only immediate family was at times allowed to visit. Often their significant other was not allowed visiting rights since they were not married nor related.

• Gay couples were often ignored in estates where no will was drawn up and one person died.

• Federal or states benefits to spouses were denied

• For years the Right has argued for Civil Unions where those rights could be guaranteed.

• All this part of the decision requires is all state governments issue civil marriage licenses or legal civil unions.

The second part of the decision specifically allows all religious leaders the right to refuse to marry gay couples. However if a religious group allows gay marriage, they are free to perform the ceremony. No religious priest, minister, or rabbi can be required to marry a gay couple if it violates the tenets of their religion.

What remains unanswered is can an individual refuse service to a gay couple if it violates their religious beliefs. Remember we are not talking about serving you in the store but maybe catering a wedding or similar event. Should a person whose religious beliefs are against gay marriage be forced to participate in a gay marriage ceremony? SCOTUS will have to rule on his aspect in the next year or two. Lower courts are all over the place on this issue. In one state a court has heavily fined a bakery, forcing it to close, for its refusal to provide a wedding cake to a gay marriage reception.

Yet SCOTUS has stated in a decision with Hobby Lobby they could not be forced to provide certain parts of the healthcare law to its employees because it violated their religious beliefs. Though not exactly the same issue, the principle is the same.

Now it is time for both sides of the argument to tone down the rhetoric. The Left needs to stop pushing the issue and respect people of Faiths beliefs though different from theirs. Time to stop the bigot calling, hater calling, homo -phobic name calling and intimidation actions for those for whom you disagree.

Those of us on the Right need to accept the fact Gay Marriage/ Unions are now the law of the land and be thankful our religious rights for ministers or pastors were not diminished by forcing them to perform gay marriages they do not support based on religious ideology. Again if a religious group supports gay marriages it must be accepted as their faith.

As far as I am concerned the difference between the State Marriage/ Union license and one performed by a religious leader is the blessing of GOD on that marriage. It was Jesus who stated give to Caesar (the state) what is Caesars and to God what is Gods. In a family of Faith a marriage blessed by God is all that matters.

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Moore, William ‘Bill’ [MC1977]

[JR: While I agree about stopping the name calling and find peaceful ways to live together. I, for one, as a little L libertarian, would like the Gooferment out of the “marriage licensing” business together. The system corrupts people by giving preferential treatment to those who kowtow to the Gooferment, politicians, and bureaucrats! It’s humiliating and subservient behavior. Like begging for a pittance from the Elite. Argh! A civil society needs “governance”; it doesn’t need an instrusive OverLord who rewards the sheep and punishes the contentious objectors. This is a perfect time as is being proposed by a Texas legislator to end marriage licensing completely. It the Confederate flag is racist, then how is marriage licensing not? Argh!]

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