JASPER JOTTINGS Week 15 – 2008 APR 13


JNEWS: Kennington-Gardiner, Marie (MC1990) local air traffic czar
MFound: my graduate degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College
JEMAIL: Kaufmann (MC1968) ids Fenton (MC1973) and Merkle (MC1957)
JHQ: Art Exhibit To Coincide With Pope Benedict Xvi’s United States Visit
JFound: Garvey, Pat (MC????) Chairman of the Cavalry Security Group
JEMAIL: Linking non-Jasper to Jaspers successfully
JEMAIL: Reinhart, Mike (MC1995) is over on the Alumni Yahoo group
JHQ: 27th Annual Engineering Awareness Program
JNEWS: Schatzle, Joe (MC1952) to be honored
Comment on JNEWS: Ferrara, Anthony (MC1968) NY Civil Court Judge by Tony Ferrara

JNEWS: Kennington-Gardiner, Marie (MC1990) local air traffic czar

Staten Island Advance (New York)

April 9, 2008 Wednesday

Islander is named ‘transportation czar’ for area’s airports



Marie Kensington-Gardiner, of Grant City, will attempt to bring order from scheduling chaos The next time you’re gnawing on an overpriced sandwich while pretzeled into an airport seat waiting for that late flight to arrive – and you know there will be a next time, considering the dismal record of delays at Newark-Liberty, Kennedy and LaGuardia airports – ponder the enormous task facing the Staten Islander who was appointed yesterday to wrangle the scheduling chaos at the region’s three major airports.

Marie Kennington-Gardiner was tapped to serve as director of the New York Integration Office, a position created last year by the federal Department of Transportation as part of an effort to address chronic aviation backlog in the New York metropolitan-area airports.

As the newly dubbed “transportation czar,” Mrs. Kennington-Gardiner will be charged with streamlining the air traffic flow and coordinating how commercial operators utilize airports and other aspects of the skyway.

“We’ve picked a leader in Marie with the skills and acumen to address these tough issues directly,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters.

For the 41-year-old Grant City resident, who for the past seven months directed the Lower Manhattan Recovery Office and oversaw how $4.5 billion in federal dollars given in the wake of Sept. 11 would go toward public transportation systems, the appointment caps a career analyzing transportation systems, predominantly in the sky.

“There are so many challenges in aviation. It’s a complex system,” said Mrs. Kennington-Gardiner last night by phone after arriving home. “This position will pull together all the pieces and initiatives. It’s looking at a whole host of solution sets and integrating.”

The native Staten Islander grew up in Oakwood, attended St. Charles School and St. Joseph Hill Academy and earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College.

After working as a radar engineer for 10 years, she rose quickly through the ranks of the Federal Aviation Admini-stration, serving first as an account manager for airports in the Eastern region, then in senior management positions, where she ensured that large swaths of the nation’s airspace were properly in synch.

The mother of three put in 10-plus-hour days at the FAA while she pursued her 2003 master’s degree in manage-ment of technology from Polytechnic University.

“Dealing with different issues like these is no different than dealing with kids,” she said with a laugh, when asked how she juggled so many responsibilities.

She said in her new position she would start prioritizing and implementing some 77 initiatives that have “rambled about” in different levels of completion – such as new runway technology for air traffic controllers – and expects that travelers soon will notice some positive change in their air commutes.

“I’m confident in my knowledge and I’m keenly aware of the problems posed by congestion,” said Mrs. Kenning-ton-Gardiner. “I, myself have been in numerous delays.”


A record 110 million passengers traveled through Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports in 2007, an increase of 5 percent over 2006.

The busiest, by far, was Kennedy, which handled more than 47.7 million passengers in 2007, an increase of about 12 percent from the previous year. Nearly 36.4 million traveled through Newark, up by 2 percent, and about 25 million passengers caught flights last year from LaGuardia, which saw a decrease in customers of about 3 percent from 2006.

At the beginning of next month, Newark Liberty Airport, which typically handles between 85 and 90 flights during peak hours, will be capped at 83 flights an hour. Last month, a similar cap went into effect at Kennedy.

A number of additional controversial proposals, such as asking airlines to pay a premium for flights at peak hours, also have been floated.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) had called last year for the creation of a local air traffic czar.

He said Mrs. Kennington-Gardiner “appears to be a strong choice,” but added: “Much more needs to be done before New Yorkers receive adequate air service.”

Deborah Young is a news reporter for the Advance. She may be reached at

LOAD-DATE: April 9, 2008

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Dear John,

I believe that Marie is a member of the Class of 1990.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Kennington-Gardiner, Marie (MC1990)

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* Posted on: Wed, Apr 9 2008 8:40 PM

* Updated: Fri, Apr 11 2008 11:10 AM

MFound: my graduate degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College

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Women graduates in engineering

It was a while back since I got my graduate degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College. I remember when I enrolled in the program there were just two of us-me and Hemma, a foreign student from India. Even though during my undergraduate years there were many women attending electrical engineering classes, this was not the case for the graduate program.

Statistics in regards to the number of females of engineering graduate students and post doctorates conducted by the National Science Foundation (Div of Science Resources Statistics, in 2007) indicate that women constituted a greater percentage (22%) of graduate students in 2005 than in 1995 (~ 17%).

The number of female graduate students in 2005 was 26,878 in 2005 (1998: 18,988) in which 6,788 were enrolled in electrical engineering, 2,410 in mechanical, and 5,395 in civil. I found these figures very interesting since when I was in college there were always many more female engineers enrolled in mechanical and civil and a lot less in electrical.

If you would like to see more data that is further broken down by field, citizenship, and race/ethnicity click on the link

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* Posted on: Wed, Apr 9 2008 8:55 PM

JEMAIL: Kaufmann (MC1968) ids Fenton (MC1973) and Merkle (MC1957)

Hi John,

I found a Dr. Dennis M. Fenton in the 1999 MCAD. He graduated in 1973 with a BS degree.

I found a Richard C. Merkle in the same MCAD. He graduated in 1957 with a BBA.


Rich Kaufmann, MP’64, MC’68

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Thanks, Rich. Much appreciated.

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* Posted on: Thu, Apr 10 2008 6:03 PM

JHQ: Art Exhibit To Coincide With Pope Benedict Xvi’s United States Visit

April 4, 2008

Manhattan College To Host Art Exhibit To Coincide With Pope Benedict Xvi’s United States Visit

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College will host the touring exhibit The Way of the Cross: The Passion of the Christ in Art on the fifth floor of O’Malley Library beginning Thursday, April 10. The exhibit will be on display to coincide with Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming visit to the United States.

Randall M. Good’s commissioned artwork of the fourteen stations of the cross, which will remain at the College through April 30, premiered at Blue Moon Gallery in Hot Springs, Ark., in March. A color booklet that contains images and notes by the artist will be available during a book signing and reception on Saturday, April 19, from 12:00-4:00 p.m., in O’Malley Library’s Internet Café.

The fourteen paintings were commissioned seven years ago for a church memorial to honor a family in Hope, Ark. Each station is an 11 inch by 14 inch oil on wood panel and together the pieces recreate Via Dolorosa, or The Way of Sorrows. The scenes themselves have been used as devotions in Catholic and Episcopal churches for hundreds of years.

“I made a conscious decision that each individual station would be a self-contained art form and that each piece builds on the emotions of the former and evokes a new emotional response, yet flows with the other pieces,” Good says.

Good received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas in 1991 and has focused his painting interests and techniques on the Italian Renaissance and Mannerist period. He has shown his artwork at Blue Moon Gallery, owned by Patricia Scavo and her daughter, Dishongh Scavo, since 1999. In 2002, through an exclusive agreement, the gallery became the premier source for works by the artist.

More information about the exhibit can be found at

Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street near Broadway in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, one mile from the Westchester County line, and accessible by MTA subway line 1. For directions to the campus, visit

Founded in 1853, Manhattan College is an independent, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning offering more than 40 major programs of undergraduate study in the areas of arts, business, education, engineering and science, along with graduate programs in education and engineering. For more information about Manhattan College, visit


* Posted on: Thu, Apr 10 2008 6:08 PM

JFound: Garvey, Pat (MC????) Chairman of the Cavalry Security Group

ARA Life Safety Council to Make Communities Safer by Advancing Life Safety Technology and Regulations

Posted : Thu, 10 Apr 2008 18:46:53 GMT

Author : ARA Safety Inc.

Category : Press Release

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 04/10/08 – ARA Safety Inc. announced today the formation of the ARA Life Safety Council with James A. Burns, the New York State Fire Administrator, as the founding Chair.

“The ARA Life Safety Council will play a key role in advancing ARA Safety’s vision of reducing loss to life and property through thought leadership and innovation,” said ARA Safety CEO James Fierro. “We are honored to have the distinguished leadership of James A. Burns as chair.”

Fierro said that the Life Safety Council will apply the collective knowledge and experience of leading life safety professionals and volunteers from all aspects of fire and life safety. He said that the Council will play a leadership role in:

– innovations and inventions in life safety technology,

– advancements in life safety regulations,

– engaging communities and corporations in life safety, and

– supporting first responders in the use of life safety technology.

“Every day, our innovative Fire Interruption Technology (FIT), fire retardant paints and coatings, and photoluminescent materials are reducing loss to life and property, while helping our environment,” said Fierro. “The Life Safety Council is one more way that ARA Safety is working to make communities and families safer.”

ARA Safety CEO James Fierro made the announcement and introduced James Burns to life safety industry and academic leaders at FDIC 2008, the world’s largest firefighter training exposition.

Burns said he was honored to be involved with a company whose vision is to reduce loss to life and property. “ARA Safety’s Fire Interruption Technology is already making firefighting safer. ARA’s Life Safety Council will move the entire life safety field forward with innovative thinking and leadership.”

Jack McGee, Dan Caffrey and Pat Garvey will serve on the Council (bio’s attached) and additional members will be recruited in the coming weeks.


About ARA Safety

ARA Safety is a world leader in innovative fire and life safety technology. ARA Safety’s revolutionary FIT-5 fire knock down tools are saving lives and reducing property loss in cities across North America.

ARA Safety’s fire and life safety technologies include installed Fire Interruption Technology systems; the Zero Combustion line of fire proof sprays, paints and coatings, and a leading line of Photoluminescent products. ARA Safety’s technologies have been used by NASA, the Pentagon, the United States Military and are featured prominently on the Vancouver Shangri-La. ARA Safety Inc. is based in Vancouver, Canada.

Life Safety Council Member Biographies

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Patrick J. Garvey

Currently the Chairman of the Cavalry Security Group and its subsidiaries, Pat Garvey was the President of the National Maritime Historical Society of New York. He was the City Manager and Commissioner of Public Safety for the City of Peekskill, NY from 1997 to 2000. He also was a member of the Executive Committee of the New York Municipal Officers Association for Westchester County.

Pat Garvey is a career Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) officer. In 1986, he joined New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs (NYS DMNA). He is the Past President of the Military Association of New York.

Pat Garvey has been an advisor and consultant on defense issues to the Department of Defense, the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and the Institute of Defense Analysis and the Swedish Ministry of Defense. He was twice awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the U.S. Marine Corps and two Conspicuous Service Medals and a Meritorious Service Medal by the State of New York.

Before entering state service in 1986, Pat was the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the Rockefeller University in New York City from January 1978. Earlier, he was a vice president of the Foreign Policy Association and the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction. From 1961 through 1967, he served in several administrative capacities at his alma mater, Manhattan College, where his last position was as Director of Planning and Institutional Research.


ARA Safety Inc.

Michael Gardiner

(778) 836-2108


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Garvey, Pat (MC????)


* Posted on: Fri, Apr 11 2008 6:00 PM

JEMAIL: Linking non-Jasper to Jaspers successfully


Just wanted to say I really appreciate when you got my high school best friend and I in contact with each other.

All my info is the same.


Zaira Demarchi

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* Posted on: Fri, Apr 11 2008 6:18 PM

JEMAIL: Reinhart, Mike (MC1995) is over on the Alumni Yahoo group

The following person would like to join the ManhattanCollegeAlumni group:

Email address: mike reinhart

Comment from user:

Manhattan College ‘95 & MC MBA ‘02. Current employee of the College.

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Reinhart, Mike (MC1995)

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* Posted on: Fri, Apr 11 2008 6:28 PM

JHQ: 27th Annual Engineering Awareness Program

April 10, 2008

Manhattan College To Host 27th Annual Engineering Awareness Program

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College’s Engineering Awareness Program, which aims to introduce high school students to potential careers in the various fields of engineering, will be held for the 27th straight year in July.

The program is designed for minority and women high school students in science, engineering and SAT preparation at no cost to the students and is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the ACE Mentorship Program of New York, as well as individual corporate sponsors. It is meant to introduce students to a wide range of engineering-related career options, with some emphasis on civil engineering.

Directed by Dr. Walter Saukin, associate professor of civil engineering at Manhattan College, the Engineering Awareness Program draws students from the surrounding areas with an emphasis on granting minority and female students an exposure to engineering while providing them with information about scholarships and financial aid. The program also explores engineering careers in the fields of law, business, medicine and education.

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* Posted on: Fri, Apr 11 2008 6:31 PM

JNEWS: Schatzle, Joe (MC1952) to be honored

The Father of Track and Field: Schatzle to be honored at ceremony

Longtime local coach to be on hand for dedication

By Diego Cuenca • For the Poughkeepsie Journal • April 10, 2008

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As an outdoor track and field captain at Manhattan College in 1952, he won the Metropolitan-AAU sprint title and was named an All-American in the 100- and 200-dash events. The year before he led Manhattan College to an undefeated season and by 1953 he was a member of the United States track team, where he was ranked on the world’s number one sprint-relay team in the 4×110 and 4×220.

But for Joe Schatzle, perhaps the greatest impact he left on the sport of track and field came during his 30-year coaching career in the Wappingers Central School District, which included tenures at John Jay and Roy C. Ketcham high schools.

Prior to his arrival in 1963, the Wappingers district had no cross country or track and field programs. Often receiving minimal or no pay, he would go on to start the indoor track program, the Dutchess County cross country league, and the Dutchess County Coaches Association. A member of Schatzle’s teams from his first years at Roy C. Ketcham High School and captain of the team in 1966, Frank Puzio recalled his impact on the young athletes.

“He was unselfish in his efforts and did not allow his personal track achievements overshadow his coaching,” he said. “He was like a second father to me and I will always be grateful for his influence on my life.”

Puzio, along with his past teammates and other past Schatzle athletes, will come back to honor their old coach – considered by many as the father of track and field in Dutchess County – with a ceremony at the Ketcham track on Saturday, April 26. Schatzle, now living in Poughkeepsie, will get to reunite with athletes from every era of his coaching career.

Puzio, who now lives on Cape Cod, is organizing the event and encouraging past Schatzle athletes to attend.

He has fond memories of his times on the track team back in the 1960s. But Puzio also mentioned that most of the team was unaware of Schatzle having been a world-class sprinter until years later. “Coach was this great athlete but he never bragged about himself,” Puzio said. “He was a steadfast motivator who truly brought the best out of us.”

Puzio remembered the lengths to which Schatzle would go for his athletes. “I remember my junior year it was tough getting good grades and my dad almost kept me off the track team,” he recalled, “but Joe told my teachers to give me special attention to get good grades and I remained on the team. Many times Joe would drop us off after away meets because there was no transportation provided. He went above and beyond what an average coach would do.”

With the school district offering minimal funding for the track program early in his tenure, Schatzle would have his team practice in the indoor field house at West Point. They would practice at the facility every Wednesday during the winter and there they would learn the techniques he used.

“Coach Joe would show us how to run off the blocks, how to use the ‘blind pass’ in a relay, having the fastest runner on the team run the third leg of a relay to come out ahead with a lead,” Puzio remembered. “He’d also put yarn up on hurdles to teach us how to drive off the blocks without standing upright until after the first 30 yards in order to become better sprinters.”

Part of Schatzle’s coaching revolved around teaching the athletes about the human anatomy. A hurdler of the 1981 class Marisa Sutera Hanson, mentioned how coach Schatzle changed the way she thought about running. “He talked about the psychology of running, why we run, how we run and I became more driven and a lot of us learned from that train of thought and grew more passionate for the sport, a passion that has lasted my whole life,” she said.

Hanson was a 400-meter hurdler who competed in state and national competitions but vividly remembered a victory over Arlington her senior year. “They were the best and when we beat them for the first time in 13 years,” she said. “It was the greatest feeling and coach made us feel that way.”

A teammate of Hanson that year was Christopher Fullam, who recalled a meet at Bowdoin Park. “Coach acknowledged me in front of my family and teammates that it wasn’t the races that I won or lost that were remarkable, it was the work ethic, the effort, and the fearless pursuit of first, regardless of the odds that he was proud of,” Fullam said. “Life has thrown me some curves but during those times the lesson I learned from coach has helped conquer those situations.”

Another former athlete, Greg Hemingway, described Schatzle as “mild-mannered and laid-back but when it came time for meets he would have this big booming voice that would echo around the track, calling for you to work hard.”

Hemingway remembered a bus trip to sectionals when he sat next to coach. “He kept telling me the entire trip down he was going to put strong runners in the half-mile relay and have another guy run my leg and that angered me,” Hemingway recalled. “Then as we get off the bus he tells me I’m in the relay and in my mind I knew I was going to run a good mile and I had one of the best half-mile sprints.”

Schatzle’s coaching extended beyond the lanes of the track and influenced some of his former athletes in their professional careers, one of them being Hemingway, a teacher at Temple Hill Academy of 34 years. “He taught me to not give up, that the effort you put into something is the outcome you will get and that was the philosophy he instilled me and I try to teach that to my students,” he said.

Another athlete was Karl LaLonde, a teammate of Puzio’s in 1966. Much like Puzio, LaLonde saw Schatzle as a parental figure. “I was a young man without a father, and I as well as all of his teams, lovingly, called him Uncle Joe, and his friend Dennis Hannon (Uncle Denny) showed me class and culture,” said LaLonde. “He was an accomplished photographer and I watched him use his camera with ease and that got me interested and started in photography.”

A teammate of Puzio and LaLonde, Scott Williams, also stressed the coach’s prominent influence. “He was second father to all his athletes, giving us a disciplined foundation on the track that has lead to great successes in business, education, health care, military, etc. His positive influence ripples out today through leaders in our community and country,” said Williams.

It is those sentiments that have led Puzio, LaLonde, Williams, Hanson, Hemingway, Fullam and many other former athletes, friends and family to hold the dedication ceremony April 26 at 10:30 a.m.

The ceremony will include a bronze plaque, similar in design to the Cooperstown plaques, to be unveiled. The plaque is embedded on a large stone boulder and will be placed adjacent to the track opposite the finish line of the sprints in honor of the former world-class sprinter.

There will also be four track/scholastic scholarships awarded at the ceremony with two each going to John Jay and Ketcham with $5,000 being raised among contributions from friends and former track athletes. Contributions can be made at the ceremony to help fund for another set of scholarships as Puzio intended on making the award an annual fund.

“All too often we don’t an opportunity in life to recognize a person for their sacrifices and contributions and we want to give something back,” said Puzio. “Part of this event is to honor Coach Schatzle and another small part of it is to serve as a catalyst and spark the current student athletes to learn of our enthusiasm and how we are trying to give back and hope that our example will inspire a few of today’s athletes.

“His athletic and coaching accomplishments are truly legendary, but more important Coach Schatzle has unselfishly given of himself to teach, motivate, build champions and promote the great sport of track and field,” Puzio said.

For more information about the ceremony contact Frank Puzio at 508-737-6867

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Schatzle, Joe (MC1952)

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* Posted on: Sat, Apr 12 2008 7:42 PM

Comment on JNEWS: Ferrara, Anthony (MC1968) NY Civil Court Judge by Tony Ferrara


You and I were clasmates at both the Prep and the College. It has been a long time. Hope all is well.


Posted on: Sat, Apr 12 2008 7:28 PM

“Bon courage a vous tous”



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