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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 13 – 2008 MAR 30

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2008/jasperjottings2008WEEK13.htm

Index

ADMINISTRIVIA: 2,055 unique visits
JNEWS: Cronin, Greg (MC1969) EVP Seegrid Corporation
Comment on JNEWS: Cronin, Greg (MC1969) EVP Seegrid Corporation by Mike (MC1953) McEneney
JObit: O’Neill, Br. Burchard Kevin (MC1950)
Comment on JObit: O’Neill, Br. Burchard Kevin (MC1950) by Mike (MC1953) McEneney
JFound: Coyne, Matthew (MC????) Sports Editor of my the Quadrangle
JObit: Dobbins, John (MC1969)
Comment on JObit: Dobbins, John (MC1969) by Mike McEneney
JBlogger: Weissinger, Eric (MC????) is a blooger now and self-identified Jasper
MFound: Some gossip
Comment on About by Mount 09
Comment on MFound: Some gossip by Mount 09
JNEWS: Stokes, Sherryta (MC????) a Jasper connection to George Mason bball
JObit: Stathis, Greg (MC/Coach)
Comment on JObit: Stathis, Greg (MC????) by Mike (MC1953) McEneney
MNEWS: New life sciences data have been reported by scientists at Manhattan College
JObit: Thomas, James Charles (MC????)
JASPER HEADQUARTERS: a presentation by Ambassador Thomas E. McNamara ‘62. McNamara
Comment on JObit: Cekay, Thomas P. (Tom) (MC1966) by Greg Cekay
JEMAIL: Doris McGovern a long time Secretary at Manhattan Obituary
JEMAIL: Dick Kaufmann [MC1968] shares sad news

 

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* Posted on: Sun, Mar 23 2008 6:00 PM

JNEWS: Cronin, Greg (MC1969) EVP Seegrid Corporation

http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=835609

Mar 25, 2008 07:00 ET

Seegrid Corporation Appoints Senior Management Team for Newly Launched Industrial Mobile Robotics (IMR) Company

Mitchell Weiss Joins as Chief Operating Officer; Greg Cronin as Executive Vice President

PITTSBURGH, PA-(Marketwire – March 25, 2008) – Seegrid Corporation (www.seegrid.com), the premier provider of vision-guided mobile robots for the material handling industry, today announced the appointment of robotics industry veteran Mitchell Weiss as Chief Operating Officer and supply chain industry veteran Greg Cronin as Executive Vice President.

“With Seegrid’s fast growth trajectory, it’s important that we bring on talented professionals, including these top-notch executives, who help us continually add to our growth,” said Scott Friedman, Seegrid co-founder and CEO. “Both Mitchell Weiss and Greg Cronin have the breadth and depth of experience to help us scale our organization and advance strategic elements of our business. Mitchell and Greg’s superior engineering and sales and marketing expertise, respectively, will contribute significantly to Seegrid’s continued success. I am very excited about where we can take the company with this team.”

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Cronin joined Seegrid from Descartes Systems Group where he was an Executive Vice President, responsible for the company’s sales, marketing, international field services and customer relations. Cronin was the founder, CEO and board member of TrenStar, Inc. where he created the industry’s first “mobile asset management” company with revenue growth from less than $1 million in 2001 to more than $60 million in 2005. He was also the founder, chairman of the board and CEO of Viewlocity, Inc. where he guided the creation of the Supply Chain Event Management (SCEM) technology area including “Supply Chain Visibility.”

Cronin was a pioneer in the Warehouse Management System (WMS) industry and was the first to integrate WMS with Transportation Management Systems, Labor Management Systems, Slotting and Pick Optimization Systems, creating one solution. He was formerly the Executive Vice President and board member of Manhattan Associates where he helped direct the company into the leadership position in the industry. Prior to Manhattan, Cronin was formerly President and COO for McHugh Freeman & Associates (now Red Prairie), at that time the leader in the Warehouse Management System and the warehouse automation space. He has a strong operational background with more than 14 years of experience in international logistics and material handling operations business based on roles within Mitsui & Company and Todd Logistics International, a third-party logistics (3PL) company.

Cronin has a BS in Business Administration from Manhattan College.

About Seegrid Corporation

Seegrid (www.seegrid.com) brings a new class of affordable industrial mobile robots to the material handling industry that operate reliably and safely in dynamic warehouse, distribution and manufacturing environments. Seegrid’s robots differ from today’s AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) in that the company’s IMR technology is the first to provide early-stage capabilities of autonomous robot behavior with Sense, Move, Analyze, Interact and Repeat capabilities. The result – AGV-like competence but with greater flexibility at a considerably lower cost. IMR-enabled robots provide WalkThroughThenWorkTM capabilities, providing an operator with the ability to simply and easily instruct the robot along a desired path, adding behaviors such as horns and stop stations, usually in minutes. Seegrid robots literally come straight off the truck, an operator quickly inputs the path and the robot is immediately productive.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa McCausland Geneva Street Marketing +1 303-888-2137

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* Posted on: Wed, Mar 26 2008 6:00 PM

Comment on JNEWS: Cronin, Greg (MC1969) EVP Seegrid Corporation by Mike (MC1953) McEneney

By Mike (MC1953) McEneney

Dear John,

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

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

* Posted on: Sun, Mar 30 2008 7:57 AM

JObit: O’Neill, Br. Burchard Kevin (MC1950)

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
AID=/20080325/OBITUARIES/803250310

BROTHER BURCHARD KEVIN O’NEILL, F.S.C., 87, of Lincroft, MIDDLETOWN

March 25, 2008

BROTHER BURCHARD KEVIN O’NEILL, F.S.C., 87, of Lincroft, MIDDLETOWN, died Saturday, March 22, at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft. He was born in New York City. He received the Holy Habit of the Christian Brothers on Sept. 7, 1939. He was a graduate of Catholic University, Washington, D.C. in 1944 and had attended graduate school at Manhattan College, New York City. His assignments included St. Patrick’s School, Newburgh, N.Y.; Sacred Heart School, Incarnation School, St. Thomas the Apostle School, where he served as principal, and St. John’s School, all of New York City; Sacred Heart School, Yonkers, N.Y.; and Manhattan College, New York City, where he served in the Admissions Office.

A viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft, and from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Christian Brothers Center at Manhattan College. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Christian Brothers Center, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y. Memorial donations to De La Salle Nursing Development, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738, would be appreciated. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, is in charge of arrangements.

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* Posted on: Wed, Mar 26 2008 6:00 PM

Comment on JObit: O’Neill, Br. Burchard Kevin (MC1950) by Mike (MC1953) McEneney

By Mike (MC1953) McEneney

Dear John,

I believe that Brother Kevin is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

* Posted on: Sun, Mar 30 2008 7:58 AM

JFound: Coyne, Matthew (MC????) Sports Editor of my the Quadrangle

http://bleacherreport.com/users/9941-Matthew_Coyne

Matthew’s Bio

I’m a freshman Communication major at Manhattan College. I enjoy long walks on the beach, candle-lit dinners, back rubs, and a pint of Guinness.

I’m the Sports Editor of my college paper (the Quadrangle).

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Coyne, Matthew (MC????)

[JR: 2011?]

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* Posted on: Wed, Mar 26 2008 6:00 PM

JObit: Dobbins, John (MC1969)

http://media.www.torchonline.com/media/storage/
paper952/news/2008/03/26/News/Sju-Pays.Tribute
.To.LongTime.Professor-3284247.shtml

SJU pays tribute to long-time professor

Aliza Moorji, Staff Writer

Issue date: 3/26/08 Section: News

Dr. John Dobbins, the marketing professor who recently died from cancer. Dobbins was Associate Dean in Tobin School of Business and helped establish St. John’s Graduate Center in Rome.

Faculty, administrators, and students paid tribute to Dr. John. W. Dobbins Jr., chairman and associate professor of Marketing in Tobin College of Business.

Dobbins died on March 19 from long-term cancer.

A funeral mass was held on Monday March 24 at 11 a.m. in the Thomas More Church.

Reverend James Maher, who presided over the mass, said during the service, “All of us who had the blessing and opportunity to interact with him saw [his] love of life flourish deeper… those who came to [know] John, they knew his love of life. He loved the single pleasures of life-family, good meals with friends, and family… he loved his life.”

According to Accounting Professor Thomas Boyd, Dobbins was a very friendly co-worker.

He recalled a day in 2006 when Dobbins was hosting a Career Day for 200 high school students at St. John’s.

Boyd explained, “His contribution to the day was to introduce the students to the possibilities in a career in Marketing. His infectious personality soon had the students enthralled. As they left the room, he handed each one his card and told them they could call him at any time if they wanted to talk about a career in Marketing. They loved him!”

Earning a B.B.A from Manhattan College, M.B.A. from Baruch and Ph. D. from New York University, Dobbins was a business and educational consultant to various organizations.

He provided training assistance and consulting services to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Vilnius Business Advisory Council, Open Society Fund-Lithuania and many more organizations.

During his time at St. John’s, Dobbins helped to establish the International Business School in the University of Lithuania.

According to St. John’s Central, Dr. Dobbins created “the first school to be established in Lithuania that was based on a free market economic system.”

However, perhaps his most prized accomplishment was teaching marketing to Prince Khalid, son of Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, which at the time was world’s fifth wealthiest man.

Dr. Dobbins was very influential during his 25 years at St. John’s.

He became Associate Dean of Tobin College of Business where he was instrumental in the establishment of the St. John’s University Graduate Center in Rome, Italy, according to St. John’s Central.

For several years, he taught in the MBA program in Rome as a faculty member.

In an Oct. 24 Torch article about his life, Dobbins said, “The thought of not coming to St. John’s never entered my head. This is my family. If you wanted me to identify my best friends and family, outside my immediate family, this is it right here. I couldn’t be in a more loving environment than at St. Johns. No way.”

He is survived by his three brothers, his only grandchild, and his nieces and nephews.

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* Posted on: Wed, Mar 26 2008 6:00 PM

Comment on JObit: Dobbins, John (MC1969) by Mike McEneney

By Mike (MC1953) McEneney

Dear John,

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

May He rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

* Posted on: Sun, Mar 30 2008 7:53 AM

JBlogger: Weissinger, Eric (MC????) is a blooger now and self-identified Jasper

http://ericweissinger.blogspot.com/2008/03/hey.html

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hey

I have decided to blog.. I guess that I just like sharing the things i write but never wanted everyone i know to read it.. so I guess ill just post it and not tell anyone about it. If you come across this site let me know what you think. A little background tho, I am Eric Weissinger, I’m from and currently live on Long Island, I went to school at Manhattan college and got my BS in Civil engineering there. It was probably the best 4 years of my life, but who knows it was only a year ago. I work in Manhattan on time square at Hardesty & Hanover, where I am a professional checker. The rest of the stuff about me can be learned through reading what i write or im me on aim “yoitsameluigi” anything i post will have the names changed and dates also so don’t get confused if time doesn’t make sense, there is no reference points really though.

Posted by joneser980 at 5:02 PM

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Weissinger, Eric (MC????)

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* Posted on: Wed, Mar 26 2008 6:00 PM

MFound: Some gossip

http://www.wackbag.com/showthread.php?t=87719

anyone from Mount Saint Vincent or Manhattan College?

They recently fired the vice president of student affairs and director of atheltics….and it’s all hush hush…I used to go there and want to get the dirt….’lil help would be good…..either here or PM.

Anything you say won’t go anywhere..just curious.

Ovaherenow

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here’s what i was hoping someone had info on….

On March 19, 2008, a statement from Charles L. Flynn, Jr., reads:

To: All Students, Faculty, Administrators, and Staff

From: Charles Flynn, President

Date: March 19, 2008

I wish to inform you that Adele Gatens is no longer serving as vice president for student affairs. Adele has served the College for many years. She brought abundant gifts to her work, including a rich intelligence, an incisive mind, humor, and compassion. In my experience, she is unequaled in her ability to respond to the needs of students in crisis. We all owe her immense thanks for her contributions to the life of this college, most importantly to the lives of many students here.

I must also announce that Cathy Ingram is no longer serving as Director of Athletics. Like and with Adele, Cathy has held quite various responsibilities at the College. She has brought to athletics a deep understanding of our educational commitments, including intellectual integrity and the importance of the education of the whole person. Under her leadership, the department has grown substantially, as she has struggled creatively to meet the needs of good programs with inadequate facilities. The affection in which she is held is indicative of her authentic commitment to our students.[3]

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* Posted on: Wed, Mar 26 2008 6:00 PM

Comment on About by Mount 09

I’ll tell you the dirt on Adele Gaten. She blew the whistle on that crazy man who’s president. and they fired her. i think it sounds hush hush cause she had way too much onhim

[JR: Unverified. Submitted as posted.]

* Posted on: Fri, Mar 28 2008 6:56 PM

Comment on MFound: Some gossip by Mount 09

We think that she had something on the prezident. everyone’s saying Adele got fired right after she blew the whistle on him. she’s am awesome lady, and everyone just hates this prez. he’s a fake

[JR: Unverified. Submitted as posted.]

* Posted on: Fri, Mar 28 2008 9:38 PM

JNEWS: Stokes, Sherryta (MC????) a Jasper connection to George Mason bball

Washingtonpost.com

March 20, 2008 Thursday 12:00 AM EST

One Final March for Campbell

BYLINE: Mike Wise

SECTION: OPINION

HIGHLIGHT: A confession of sorts: About two weeks ago, when George Mason was reeling and it was time to stop believin’, I had planned to drive out to Fairfax and see Folarin Campbell before his team was eliminated in its conference tournament. Before his last game, I wanted to ask the senior guard if he felt like a disposable hero, what it felt like to have one month of his life in 2006 – one perfect shot he made two years ago – define the rest of his basketball existence.

A confession of sorts: About two weeks ago, when George Mason was reeling and it was time to stop believin’, I had planned to drive out to Fairfax and see Folarin Campbell before his team was eliminated in its conference tournament. Before his last game, I wanted to ask the senior guard if he felt like a disposable hero, what it felt like to have one month of his life in 2006 – one perfect shot he made two years ago – define the rest of his basketball existence.

The sequence still is vivid, a step-back, fadeaway jumper along the right baseline over the outstretched fingertips of Connecticut’s Rudy Gay, who that June would be a first-round NBA draft choice. In the waning moments of overtime at Verizon Center, in a region final in which George Mason was supposed to finally morph into a pumpkin, that high-arcing rainbow swished through.

Down went U-Conn. and all the power and prestige it stood for in major college basketball. To the Final Four strode a smiling, laughing lot of kids no big school seemed to want, the first program of its kind to advance that far since Pennsylvania and Indiana State joined the party in 1979.

“I’ve never actually put the game on to watch the shot myself, but I’ve seen it on TV,” Campbell said Tuesday afternoon. “I mean, that’s probably the best shot I’ve shot.”

He rocked back in his seat at Patriot Center, rubbed his goatee and smiled.

“It was a great shot,” he added. “But, you know, I think I can make some more big ones this week. I hope to.”

This is where the “Whatever Happened to Folarin Campbell?” story forks, where he and his teammates refused to let old memories get in the way of new frontiers.

With stingy defense and clutch shots from Campbell and Will Thomas, his rubber-band-man senior sidekick in the post, the Patriots won the Colonial Athletic Association tournament to secure an automatic bid to the real step show. In the process, they rebooted Mason Nation. Tonight, they face a group of brutish, three-point bombers from Notre Dame in Denver. Undersize in March as usual, their No. 12 seeding indicative of what kind of shot Mason is supposed to have of upsetting a member of the Big East elite, they’re back, with much of their senior floor leader’s tale still to tell.

Campbell never disappeared. He studied hard to ensure his communications degree this May, continued dating his high school sweetheart from Silver Spring, lost a heartbreaking CAA final to Virginia Commonwealth a year ago – a crushing loss that made him realize how much he missed the tournament – and earlier this year emerged from the other side of a family situation that almost undermined his senior season.

The situation slobbers, is cuddly and has a name: Cade, as in Folarin Cade Campbell. He is the large-and-in-charge, 24-pound, 8-month-old son belonging to Campbell and Sherryta Stokes, a Manhattan College volleyball player who managed to honor her scholarship last August despite giving birth July 16. Cade “just happened, but we’re glad he did,” Campbell said, while acknowledging how much the child, whom Sherryta’s parents care for while their daughter is away at college, came to dominate his life.

“He was just so tired driving back and forth,” Stokes said by telephone yesterday. “He kept saying, ‘I want to see my boy, I want to spend time with him.’ But he wasn’t playing very well. I told him he’s not going to remember everything at this age, so you need to handle your business right now. It was hard, because I know how much he wanted to see him.”

Campbell added: “My focus was more on him than basketball, which was fine. But I just wasn’t concentratin’. Beginning of the season, I would drive home after practice. I finally sat down and talked with her parents and my parents. And they just kind of told me: ‘Focus on the game, focus on this season. We’re going to take care of him and he’ll be fine.’

“When I heard that, I was able to stay after practice and get some more shots up and do more things here. And I just started playing well. Now I’m able to balance seeing him and playing basketball.”

He said an early-season meeting with Coach Jim Larranaga also was pivotal. A heart-to-heart at the airport with Larranaga after a 73-55 loss to Kent State in early December changed Mason’s fortunes. Campbell told his coach he felt more comfortable as the team’s point guard, which he played his sophomore year. The most multidimensional player in school history at 6 feet 4 and 205 pounds, Campbell had played every position but center for the Patriots. But he wanted to run the offense again before his career at Mason ran out on him.

Larranaga listened.

“I told him I trusted him,” he said. “And I understood. And I talked to my staff. Next day I called him in and said: ‘Hey, you’re at the point. It’s your ball. Run the team.’ ”

The offense gradually slowed down at the request of a grounded and centered senior, who understood the pace and cadence needed for Mason to thrive – the extra half-second for a shooter to curl off a screen, the patience to re-post Thomas so he could get closer to the goal and back his man down.

“After Kent State, I felt in control,” he said. “If we were down, I would stay calm instead of just rushing things.”

The Patriots began to pile up victories before a late swoon hurt any at-large chances they had and forced Mason to win the conference tournament to get in. It was then that the old Campbell fully emerged, knocking down big three-pointers, going hard to his right, crossing-up defenders, winning the tournament MVP, delivering that same pretty step-back jumper – circa Larry Bird 1986 or Folarin Campbell 2006.

“It was almost like a Michael Jordan-type thing, where he hit a shot and his career took off,” said Thomas, his roommate for four years. He added he had seen a different side to the eternally upbeat and smiling Campbell as recently as last week.

“Winning the CAA championship, seeing him on the bench crying, that was new,” Thomas said. “I didn’t see nobody else cry except for him. I guess it was all that joy of winning the championship. I [hadn’t] seen him in cry the last four years about anything. He’s always upbeat, but not so much that he’ll cry.”

Campbell explained how euphoric he felt winning the title, a first in his Mason career. “I mean, if you told me I would have two trips to the NCAA tournament in four years, a CAA title and a Final Four – and now there’s more to come? Man.”

He said he never lamented not playing in a power conference for an elite program, especially after a summer run at an open gym with Maryland and Georgetown players, post Final Four. James Gist and Jessie Sapp congratulated him and told Campbell, “Y’all made it; we can’t believe it.”

“Of course when I was younger I wanted to go to the big-time schools,” he said. “As I got older, you realize you want to go somewhere where you can play and contribute right away.”

It was nearing 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fairfax, behind Patriot Center after practice. The team charter bus, Scenic America No. 571, was being loaded with uniforms and basketballs and suitcases packed for a full weekend in Denver. Campbell wore green Mason sweats, Bose headphones and a 76ers baseball hat backward. He slapped high-fives with a few dozen students and teachers who had come to see the Patriots on another March journey.

“We know it can be done because we’ve done it before,” he said.

As he climbed aboard, it almost seemed cliche to ask anything else about the shot over Rudy Gay or Mason’s past. He and the Patriots indeed have a present, a huge game tonight, and they will be led onto the court by their senior with the same sophomore smile, whose first name in Nigerian means “walk with glory.”

Neither he nor his team’s story could be discarded like old newspapers after all. Folarin Campbell and George Mason went about their journey, finding their path back to the tournament two long years after their majestic run. It turns out we were the ones stuck in the past.

LOAD-DATE: March 21, 2008

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[JR: So what if the timing was wrong, it seems to have worked out well. Some will say this is “scandalous”. I’d say MYOB! When one makes choices in life, you have to stand up for the results. This couple has. So I’m proud of my fellow alum. Not that my opinion has any import.]

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* Posted on: Wed, Mar 26 2008 6:00 PM

JObit: Stathis, Greg (MC/Coach)

March 23, 2008 Sunday

Stathis: One of a kind

FIRST PERSON

BYLINE: STEPHEN HART, STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

SECTION: SPORTS; Pg. S05

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – I was not a close friend of Greg Stathis. There are plenty of people who fit that category.

I wasn’t part of that fortunate group, but I was lucky enough to have known him a little bit. And with Greg, that’s all the time you needed to discover a few things about the man.

The love for his family. The dedication to his team and players. And the almost unparalleled passion he had for the sport of hockey.

And that once you became friends with Greg, he never let you forget it.

So when I first heard the news on Monday that Greg Stathis – the former St. Peter’s High School hockey coach, who for the past 17 years filled the same role at Georgia Tech – had passed away at the age of 48, I thought back to the night of his final game with St. Peter’s in 1991.

Greg’s Eagles had just defeated Chaminade for the Catholic league championship, a game to which this still-wet-behind-the-ears reporter had been assigned. I knew hockey, but didn’t really know Stathis, only having met him maybe twice before while filling in for other Advance colleagues.

To Greg, it didn’t matter. After the victory, he insisted I join the celebration at Lee’s Tavern in Dongan Hills, the site for many of his postgame gatherings. I told him I had a story to write first, and would try to drop by afterward.

When I did a few hours later, the party was still going strong, with players and staff munching on pizza and sharing laughs after another title for Stathis, who won eight different crowns for the Eagles to go with one for Manhattan College.

And he made me feel like, somehow, I helped contribute to the win. That’s an amazing gift to do for anyone, especially some reporter you barely know. And there was nothing phony or insincere about the gesture. As I quickly learned, it was just Greg being Greg.

A few weeks later, when “Buddha” – as the Eagles respectfully called their diminutive guru – announced he was leaving Staten Island to move down to Georgia, I wrote another story announcing his departure and summing up his St. Peter’s career.

I found out Friday while attending Greg’s wake he had that article framed and hanging in his office at Georgia Tech. It didn’t surprise me, since Greg cherished his 10 years at St. Peter’s, where he was also a history and art teacher.

“I don’t remember much art,” said former player and student Chris DiDonna. “But I do remember it was a fun class.”

Then again, Greg cherished every moment, even if very few of them were ever pain-free.

Over the course of his life, Stathis had two kidney transplants and other health concerns. The pain was so much at times, recalled Georgia Tech assistant coach Kenny “Sarge” Day, it caused Stathis to pass out behind the bench. When he’d come to, and was told to go to the hospital, he said not until after he finished coaching the game.

“I remember once Greg came to the rink with his hospital ID bracelet still on,” added former Eagles player John McNally. “He had checked himself out. He said, ‘I had to be here.'”

And he was always there – for his family, his players and his friends. And when my girlfriend at the time and I happened to be in Atlanta several years back, Greg and his wife Maryann took us out to dinner, before he proudly gave us a tour of his Yellow Jackets’ home arena.

“Everyone respected what kind of a person Greg was,” said longtime St. Peter’s teacher and hockey moderator Sal Castellano. “Everyone knew he wasn’t a fake.”

Greg Stathis, the real deal, was buried yesterday wearing his Georgia Tech pullover. He takes his love of life and his passion for hockey with him.

And he leaves anyone who met him richer for the experience.

LOAD-DATE: March 24, 2008

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* Posted on: Wed, Mar 26 2008 6:00 PM

Comment on JObit: Stathis, Greg (MC????) by Mike (MC1953) McEneney

Dear John,

I am not sure that Greg was a Manhattan Alum. He may have been the coach. I find 3 Alums named “Stathis” but no Greg.

May He Rest In Peace,

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. I stand corrected. Again. I need everyone to keep me on the straight and narrow. Much appreciated. ]

* Posted on: Sun, Mar 30 2008 7:56 AM

MNEWS: New life sciences data have been reported by scientists at Manhattan College

March 25, 2008

LIFE SCIENCES;

New life sciences data have been reported by scientists at Manhattan College

SECTION: EXPANDED REPORTING; Pg. 4294

Investigators publish new data in the report ‘Tableau input coupled kinetic equilibrium transport (TICKET) model.’ According to recent research from the United States, “TICKET is a general-purpose, multispecies reactive transport model that is based on the tableau structure in MINEQL. The model can be used in solving problems from simple chemical equilibrium calculations for batch systems to complex one-dimensional, reactive transport computations for surface water, groundwater, and water treatment systems.”

“To streamline model input and model formulation, specifications of equilibrium speciation (including homogeneous precipitation, solid solutions, adsorption, and ion exchange) and linear and nonlinear kinetic reactions are defined directly in the tableau. In addition, the burden of accounting for appearing and disappearing solid phases is circumvented by approximating homogeneous precipitation as a solid solution (with an insoluble seed). The solution technique for the model is based on a one-step algorithm and can be applied to both steady-state and fully implicit, time-variable problems. This approach is particularly well-suited in handling chemical speciation-transport problems with fast, nonlinear reaction kinetics and transient chemical intermediates. TICKET model simulations are presented for several test cases to verify the computational scheme,” wrote K.J. Farley and colleagues, Manhattan College (see also Life Sciences).

The researchers concluded: “A model application, which examines the effects of sorption and overlying dissolved oxygen concentration on Fe(II) and As(III) oxidation in a sediment column, is also presented to demonstrate the utility of TICKET in examining complex chemical speciation-transport behavior.”

Farley and colleagues published their study in Environmental Science & Technology (Tableau input coupled kinetic equilibrium transport (TICKET) model. Environmental Science & Technology, 2008;42(3):838-44).

For additional information, contact K.J. Farley, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York 10471 USA..

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LOAD-DATE: March 24, 2008

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* Posted on: Wed, Mar 26 2008 6:00 PM

JObit: Thomas, James Charles (MC????)

http://www.legacy.com/StarLedger/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=106428578

James Charles Thomas

THOMAS

James Charles Thomas Shell Oil employee in Malaysia, formerly of Westfield, 49 James Charles Thomas, 49, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, formerly of Westfield, died suddenly March 14, 2008. There will be a graveside service at Van Liew Cemetery, North Brunswick, on Friday, April 4, 2008, at 11 a.m. A celebration of his life will follow at noon at Sir Johns Restaurant, North Brunswick. James graduated from Westfield High School in 1976. He was a graduate of Bucknell University and received his masters in science from Manhattan College. At the time of his death, he was employed by Shell Oil in Malaysia. James founded the JCT Education Center in Jakarta, Indonesia, for English language study. James was the son of Josephine Thomas and was predeceased by his father, Arthur K. Thomas. He was the brother of Jill McCuan, Arthur Thomas Jr., Jeffrey Thomas and Rosemarie Schwarz. He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews, his brothers-in-law, Patrick McCuan and Michael Schwarz and his sister-in-law, Judith Thomas. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the James Charles Thomas Education Center, c/o Mrs. A.K. Thomas, 2321 Coral Leaf Rd., Toms River, N.J. 08755. DEATH NOTICES

Published in the Star-Ledger on 3/27/2008.

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Thomas, James Charles (MC????)

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* Posted on: Sat, Mar 29 2008 8:08 AM

JASPER HEADQUARTERS: a presentation by Ambassador Thomas E. McNamara ‘62. McNamara

New York City Club Spring

2008 Networking Reception

Thursday, April 10, 2008

(please note correct date)

Co-Chairpersons Bill Chandler ‘70 & Liz Hickey ‘99

Guest Speaker:

Ted McNamara ‘62

The event will feature a presentation by Ambassador Thomas E. McNamara ‘62. McNamara has extensive diplomatic experience in political-military affairs, terrorism, narcotics, and the regions of Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Russia. President George W. Bush recently appointed him to program manager for the information sharing environment. He reports directly to the director of national intelligence and is responsible for implementing basic reforms in the management of information throughout our government.

Hosted by:

Tom Moran ‘74 and Mutual of America

330 Park Avenue New York, NY

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

$30 per person

(inclusive of open bar and hors d’oeuvres)

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

ONLINE REGISTRATION

For more information contact the alumni office by phone at (718) 862-7454 or e-mail alumni@manhattan.edu.

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* Posted on: Sat, Mar 29 2008 11:30 PM

Comment on JObit: Cekay, Thomas P. (Tom) (MC1966) by Greg Cekay

Dear FJohn,

Thank you so much for the kind words regarding my Father, Thomas Cekay. He was always so proud of the fact that he went to Manhattan College. His being part of a Catholic Style College is one of the reason I went to Providence College myself.

Thank you again…
God Bless.
Greg Cekay…
Tom’s youngest son

* Posted on: Sun, Mar 30 2008 8:14 AM

JEMAIL: Doris McGovern a long time Secretary at Manhattan Obituary

From: Mike McEneney [ MC1953 ]

Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008 2:23 PM

To: Jasperfjohn Reinke

Subject: Obit

Dear John,

The Sunday NY Daly News had an Obituary on page 37 for Doris McGovern a long time Secretary at Manhattan. I believe at one time she served in the ROTC office and latter in the Chemistry Department.

I have a copy if you need it.

May She Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Missed it Mike. Been busy this week.]

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* Posted manually on: Sun, Mar 30 2008 8:14 AM

JEMAIL: Dick Kaufmann [MC1968] shares sad news

March 27, 2008

From: Dick Kaufmann [MC1968]

Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 7:30 PM

To: John Reinke

Subject: My mother Clara Kaufmann

Hi John,

I thought I would let you know that my mom Clara Kaufmann, passed away on Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008.

I have attached her obituary.

Regards,

Rich Kaufmann, MP’64, MC’68

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Dick,

I am most sorry to hear that. I remember her as a very nice lady. I think I first met her when she was beating your butt for being mean to me. No, seriously, as I remember the few times I met her, she was always very nice to me. My own Mom is traveling the same road. And, I can see where that road leads. I can’t understand what you’re feeling. But please take these stumbling words:

The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. “No man is an island, entire of itself … any man’s death diminishes me”. We are sorry for your loss.

Sadly, your Classmate,
fjohn68

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Clara J. Kaufmann 1919 – 2008 WEST DOVER, VT. Clara J. Kaufmann, affectionately known as “Oma”, of Crosstown Road, died peacefully on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Prospect Nursing Home in North Bennington. Born in Lohr am Main, Germany on May 4, 1919, daughter of Josef and Clara Wirth Schmitt, she grew up in Germany where she received her education. She continued her education in Wurzberg where she studied Pediatric Nursing. Clara used her nursing training in many orphanages during World War II and, following the war, she cared for her ailing parents. In August of 1955 she emigrated to the United States where she married Urban Kaufmann at St. Joseph’s Church in New York City on Sept. 26, 1955. They had been corresponding by mail for several years prior to their marriage. Mr. Kaufmann passed away Nov. 24, 1968. They had made their home in The Bronx, N.Y., for many years and in January of 1972, Clara relocated to Happy Haven Road in Wilmington, Vt., along with her son, Richard, and resided there until October 1983 when they moved to their present location on Crosstown Road. A devout Catholic, Clara was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Wilmington, where she was a member of its Ladie’s Guild. She was grateful for the presence of the Moover bus which enabled her to be active with the Senior Meals Program, which she thoroughly enjoyed, and the Retired Volunteer Senior Program where she volunteered with the blood pressure clinic. Clara enjoyed all types of crafts, including knitting, and loved to cook and bake. She will always be remembered for her famous cakes, Christmas cookies and her abundant Halloween trick or treat bags. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Catherine Kaufmann of West Dover; a daughter, Justine Bajardi of O’fallon, Mo.; grandchildren, Christine and husband Christopher Presley, Elizabeth Bajardi and fiancé Christian Daley, Bernard Bajardi II and his wife, Ryanne, and Mary and Thomas Kaufmann, and two great grandchildren, Alexis Bajardi and Lawrence Willis. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brothers Michael, Franz and Josef, and by sisters Else, Anna and Maria. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Wilmington. Interment will be held later in the spring in the family lot in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y. Visiting hours will be held Friday, March 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at COVEY& ALLEN FUNERAL HOME, 44 East Main St., Wilmington, Vt., when the family will be in attendance. If friends desire, gifts in Clara’s memory may be made to Prospect Nursing Home Patient Activities Fund or to the Deerfield Valley Senior Meals Program, c/o Covey & Allen Funeral Home P.O. Box 215 Wilmington, VT 05363. For directions or to send the family personal e-mail condolences please visit http://www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

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“Bon courage a vous tous”

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