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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 44 – 2009 November 01

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 44 – 2009 November 01

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2009/jasperjottings2009W44.html

 

INDEX

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POSITRACTION: Against all odds

http://www.aish.com/63053312.html

Off the Face of the Earth

by Peter Lane Taylor

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The remarkable story of a group of Holocaust survivors who hid in one of the world’s largest caves.

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“My mother never trusted authority,” Shulim told us. “The Germans, the Russians, the Ukrainians. It didn’t matter. She taught us early on that no matter who it was, if they told you to do one thing, you always did the opposite. If the Germans said, ‘Go to the ghettos, you’ll be safe there,’ you went to the forest or the mountains. You went as far away from the ghettos as you could go.”

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[JR: I wasn’t sure if this should be a POSITRACTION or an ENDNOTE. So I made it both. Read the story on this webpage. POSITRACTION survival by heroic effort against terrible odds.]

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* Posted on: Sun, Oct 25 2009 12:37 AM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Brennan, Robert T. [MC1982]

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http://www.tracked.com/person/robert_brennan_419554

JFound: Brennan, Robert T. [MC????] CEO Iron Mountain

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Dear John,

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

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brennan, Robert T. [MC1982]

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* Posted on: Sun, Oct 25 2009 1:37 PM
* Updated: Mon, Oct 26 2009 7:30 PM

JFound: Creagh, Gerard [MC1981] Pres Duff + Phelps

http://www.tracked.com/person/gerard_creagh

Gerard Creagh

Pres, Board of Directors: Duff & Phelps Corporation

Gerard Creagh currently serves as the President and a member of the Board of Directors of Duff & Phelps. Mr. Creagh served as Executive Managing Director of Standard & Poor’s Corporate Value Consulting practice prior to its merger with Duff & Phelps in September 2005. He joined Standard & Poor’s from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he held the position of North American Valuation Services Practice Leader. Mr. Creagh previously served as the U.S. Leader for the Valuation Practice of Coopers & Lybrand. He has more than 20 years of experience consulting with U.S. and multinational companies on valuation issues arising from corporate strategies, M&A, joint ventures, divestitures and restructurings. Mr. Creagh received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College, and his M.B.A. degree in finance from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Gerard Creagh currently serves as the President and a member of the Board of Directors of Duff & Phelps. Mr. Creagh served as Executive Managing Director of Standard & Poor’s Corporate Value Consulting practice prior to its merger with Duff & Phelps in September 2005. He joined Standard & Poor’s from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he held the position of North American Valuation Services Practice Leader. Mr. Creagh previously served as the U.S. Leader for the Valuation Practice of Coopers & Lybrand.

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Creagh, Gerard [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Gerard is a member of the Class of 1981.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Creagh, Gerard [MC1981]

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* Posted on: Sun, Oct 25 2009 2:06 PM
* Updated: Mon, Oct 26 2009 7:30 PM

JFound: Russo, Jeff [MC2010] internships

http://blog.timesunion.com/christopher/rain-rain-go-away/3407/

Rain Rain Go Away

October 24, 2009 at 7:28 pm by Vic

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In case you were wondering I will be spending the night at Manhattan College in the Bronx. Due to the poor forecast my father opted out of coming to the game. I will be attending the game with a good friend of mine Jeff Russo. Jeff is a senior at Manhattan College Marketing major. I met Jeff through the ValleyCats. Jeff was an intern with me during the past two summers with the ValleyCats. Jeff worked in the Ticketing department and I worked in sales. This past summer Jeff and I were the Senior interns with the ValleyCats. Together we lead the 2009 intern class to one of the best ValleyCats summers in history. Unlike most business the ValleyCats rely heavily on their interns so a lot of their success can be contributed to their outstanding internship program.

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Russo, Jeff [MC2010]

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* Posted on: Sun, Oct 25 2009 3:37 PM

JNews: Stagnaro, Melissa [MC1997?] 2009 Advocate of Agriculture Award

http://blog.evesun.com/2009/10/21/and-the-aggie-goes-to/

And the ‘Aggie’ goes to…

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In my year and a half or so with The Evening Sun, I’ve had the opportunity (read: been required) to attend annual dinners for a number of different agencies and organizations. Most of these events feature some kind of award presentation, where the group honors an individual or group of individuals for their contributions, commitment, dedication, etc.

The Chenango County Farm Bureau annual dinner, held last night at the Silo Restaurant, was no different. Except for the fact that, as it turns out, I was the person they had chosen to recognize.

Each year the farm advocacy group gives out an Advocate of Agriculture Award, honoring someone who they feel has been “extremely active” in promoting the local ag industry and the CCFB. This year, they have selected me for this honor.

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Stagnaro, Melissa [MC1997?]

[JR: Nice to see a Jasper “out standing in their field”. :-) Seriously, Bravo Zulu, “farm girl”.]

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* Posted on: Sun, Oct 25 2009 5:27 PM

JFound: Borrone, Lillian (MC1977)

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lillian-borrone/2/717/8b9

Lillian Borrone
Independent Maritime Professional

Chairman at Eno Transportation Foundation

February 2003 – Present (6 years 9 months)

Public Policy; develops future transportation leaders, identifies emerging issues, prepares policy positions through research and publications, sponsors public policy forums on cutting edge issues.

I am a Board member of STV, Int. Inc. an architectural, engineering, security and program management firm with offices throughout the US; a Steering Committee member of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative; a member of the Board of Advisors for the Urban Coast Institute at Monmouth University, NJ and a member of the Board of Advisors at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, King’s point, NY.

Also serve on the Board of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ Subsidiaries and its Holding Company

Manhattan College
M.S. Civil Engineering/Transp Mgmt
1975 – 1977

American University
1966 – 1968

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Borrone, Lillian (MC1977)

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* Posted on: Sun, Oct 25 2009 5:36 PM

JFound: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rob-kuhn/0/144/830

Rob Kuhn

Content Crafter: Create, Tweak–>Overhaul, Produce
Location   Greater New York City Area
Industry   Writing and Editing
Current
* Editorial Producer at Major League Baseball Advanced Media
* Writer / Editor at Freelance writing

Summary

“Editing and writing are core skills I have utilized in diverse roles.”

“I always bring great dedication to the details of my work, and unique creativity when possible.”

“I am very interested in tackling a challenging opportunity that will require me to use much of my experience, and possibly add new skills.”

That’s the boilerplate form my typical cover letter. It’s beginning to strike even me as tired. But what can you do when it’s true and you’ve lived it for upwards of 30 years professionally?

The third quote is accurate, but if I’m honest, I have never had a career goal, and — perhaps appropriately as I get my health insurance through Working Today (The Freelancers Union) — I suppose I continue to take my work where I can find it.

I would prefer the security of a full-time position to layering part-time assignments. I am prepared by experience and my current tool-set to do content development / editing for online or print. My basic skills are solid.

I would like to beef up my experience with software tools that would allow me to move toward Technical Writing (any assistance would be welcomed), but I am not limiting myself to that.

Specialties

I guess I have made “ramping up quickly” my main specialty.

I have an unfortunate habit of making a flat first impression, then (fortunately) surprising people with my competence. It’s a trend that goes all the way back to Little League tryouts (such that after I hit a grand slam to dead center one day, they asked to check my bat).

Professionally, though, this has resulted in more than one promotion out of staff into management, and one request to reconsider leaving a company.

Experience

Editorial Producer
Major League Baseball Advanced Media
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Sports industry
April 2005 – Present (4 years 7 months)

* Edit and produce text and graphics for minorleaguebaseball.com using proprietary content management system (CMS)

* Write stories, headlines, subheads, captions and blurbs using AP and in-house styles

Education

Manhattan College
B.A. English Literature
1969 – 1973

Bergen Catholic High School
1965 – 1969

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Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)

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* Posted on: Mon, Oct 26 2009 9:43 AM

JHQ: NYC Alumni Club Reception 11/19

LinkedIn Groups

Group: Manhattan College Alumni Society
Subject: New York City Alumni Club Reception 11/19

Join us for a special networking reception featuring guest speaker Brennan O’Donnell Ph.D., the 19th president of Manhattan College.

The event takes place Thursday, November 19, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is hosted by New York Life Insurance Company (51 Madison Ave, 13th Floor). Advance registration is required due to building security measures.

More information and online registration is available at http://www.manhattan.edu/alumni_friends/nycevents.php.

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* Posted on: Mon, Oct 26 2009 11:14 AM

JFound: Lopiano, Victor N. [MC1972] SVP PPL Corp

http://www.tracked.com/person/victor_lopiano

Victor N. Lopiano
Senior Vice President – Fossil and Hydro Generation: PPL Corporation

Victor N. Lopiano is in charge of PPL’s 35 hydroelectric and fossil-fueled generating plants in the United States. In addition, he is responsible for the company’s power plant engineering and construction activities and also serves as president of PPL Nuclear Development, the subsidiary formed in 2007 to develop options to expand the company’s nuclear operations.

Lopiano oversees PPL’s large power plant construction projects, such as the $1.5 billion state-of-the-art air pollution control equipment the company is installing at its Pennsylvania coal-fired power plants and over $600 million of hydroelectric generation expansion in Pennsylvania and Montana.

Under Lopiano’s leadership, PPL also has applied for a combined construction and operating license and federal loan guarantees for a possible new nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Before joining PPL in 2008, Lopiano spent 12 years with USEC Inc., a leading supplier of enriched uranium fuel for commercial nuclear power plants. His most recent position was vice president of American Centrifuge, where he was responsible for developing and deploying USEC’s advanced centrifuge enrichment technology.

While at USEC, Lopiano also served as the senior USEC manager in Livermore, Calif., responsible for the development of advanced laser-based enrichment technology, and director of projects in USEC’s corporate development department in Maryland.

Prior to USEC, Lopiano held senior management positions with various power plant business units of ABB Inc. over an 11-year period. Lopiano also previously worked for Burns and Roe, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in the engineering, procurement and construction of several power plants and cogeneration facilities.

He earned a Bachelor of Engineering in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and a Master of Engineering in nuclear engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

Victor N. Lopiano is in charge of PPL’s 35 hydroelectric and fossil-fueled generating plants in the United States. In addition, he is responsible for the company’s power plant engineering and construction activities and also serves as president of PPL Nuclear Development, the subsidiary formed in 2007 to develop options to expand the company’s nuclear operations. Lopiano oversees PPL’s large power plant construction projects, such as the $1.5 billion state-of-the-art air pollution control equipment

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Lopiano, Victor N. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Victor is a member of the Class of 1972.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lopiano, Victor N. [MC1972]

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* Posted on: Mon, Oct 26 2009 2:10 PM
* Updated: Wed, Oct 28 2009 11:28 AM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Bowe, James [MC1973]

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http://www.kumb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=106382&start=11720

JFound: Bowe, James [MC????] described

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1973.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bowe, James [MC1973]

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* Posted on: Mon, Oct 26 2009 5:52 PM

JFound: A mystery Jasper born in 1945

http://lemmemakeit.blogspot.com/2009/10/dude.html

Monday, October 26, 2009
Dude

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My Dad, Harry, is the oldest of five. He was born in 1945 on a military base in Virginia, lived in Queens, but moved upstate to Ashland when he was seven. I imagine he was always outside from that point on. His parents had chickens, he was given a rifle at 11, so he hunted and trapped. He read a lot growing up and hitchhiked. He graduated top of his class and moved to the city to study engineering at Manhattan college. He joined the navy and retired as a captain after 26 years. He studied architecture at Harvard and has an extensive book collection. During the week, he was always home on the 6:15 train from the city to have dinner with his family and he never misses mass on the weekend. Now retired, he wants to travel more after his recent trip to China. I have to call the house at noon to catch him nowadays, he is usually outside doing something, building a stone wall, chopping wood, painting the side of the house. Oh did I mention he loves to ski. He used to call me a noodle and now he writes me letters.

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[JR: A mystery Jasper?]

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* Posted on: Mon, Oct 26 2009 9:06 PM

JFound: Puliafico, Jessica [MC????]

http://bronx.blockshopper.com/news/story/100040647-Civil_engineer_buys_condo_in_Kingsbridge_Spuyten_Duyvil

Civil engineer buys condo in Kingsbridge/Spuyten Duyvil
by Glenda Smith, published Oct. 26, 2009 ShareThis

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Jessica Puliafico bought condo Unit #17H at 2287 Gerber Place in Kingsbridge/Spuyten Duyvil from 17H LLC for $427,500 on Sept. 18.

17H LLC paid $294,637 for the property in June 2008. The unit is part of the 12-story RiverPointe on the Hudson development, which houses 73 units.

Puliafico has served as the vice president of the Manhattan College chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and has worked with Maryland engineering firm Hardesty & Hanover.

According to BlockShopper.com, there have been eight condo sales in Kingsbridge/Spuyten Duyvil in 2008, with a median sales price of $506,250.

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Puliafico, Jessica [MC????]

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* Posted on: Mon, Oct 26 2009 9:28 PM

JFound: Serrano, José M. [MC1995] returns to MC

http://www.nysenate.gov/news/senator-serrano-manhattan-college-community-leaders-roundtable

Senator Serrano at Manhattan College Community Leaders’ Roundtable
Posted by José M. Serrano on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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Senator Serrano attended the Manhattan College Community Leaders’ Roundtable, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The lively panel discussion featured various elected officials including Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Councilmember Oliver Koppell, Mayor Philip Amiconi, and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz.

“I am thrilled to return to my alma mater to speak about my work in public service, and to enlighten students as to the realities currently facing our communities,” said Serrano. “I hope that my work, and the work of the other elected officials present will serve to inspire a future generation of civil servants.”

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Serrano, José M. [MC1995]

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Dear John,

Also on the panel with Senator Serrano, ‘95 was Mayor Philip Amiconi, ‘71 of Yonkers.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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* Posted on: Mon, Oct 26 2009 9:45 PM
* Updated: Wed, Oct 28 2009 2:09 AM

JObit: Longto, Frank J. [MC1965 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=135038341

Frank J. Longto
1940 – 2009

Frank J. Longto, 69, of Lake Frederick, Virginia, died Friday, October 23, 2009, of lung cancer, at the Blue Ridge Hospice, Winchester, VA.

Mr. Longto was born in 1940 in Kingston, NY. He was the son of the late Margaret Mary and Frank J. Longto.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Mary of Lake Frederick, Virginia and his sister, Peggy Retta and her husband, David Retta of New York, NY. Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Robert Phillips and his wife, Chikee; a niece, Kathleen Phillips and nephew, Brian Phillips and his wife, Megan.

He graduated from Kingston High School, Kingston, NY, in 1958 and from Manhattan College in 1965 with a BBA in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude. He also received an MBA in Finance from Baruch College, City University of NY, in 1976 and attended New York University’s graduate studies program in Economics and Finance.

Mr. Longto was Assistant Treasurer of Kennecott Copper Corporation, New York, NY, from 1977-1981. From 1981-1987, he was Vice President-Treasurer of Uniroyal, Inc., in Middlebury, CT. He joined Phelps Dodge Corp., Phoenix, AZ in 1987 as Vice President-Treasurer, retiring in 1995. In 1998, he joined Uniroyal Holding, Inc., as Vice President, retiring in 2006.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 11:00 AM, at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 120 West Main Street, Front Royal, VA with Father Richard T. Carr officiating.

Donations may be made to Angel Trust, Shenandoah Oncology Associates, 1840 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601 or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601.

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Longto, Frank J. [MC1965 RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yhekq6g

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* Posted on: Tue, Oct 27 2009 7:33 AM

JEmail: Rachel Pong, Rachel (MC2009)

“Jasper Jottings is brilliant! Thank you for archiving our achievements.”

Rachel Pong, Rachel (MC2009)

[JR: Thanks, but I’m just collecting. The achievements are usually reported by others. And, certainly the achievements are not “mine” or “ours”. Hopefully, the reports inspire.]

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Activities:

Calling all undergrad Jaspers — please take my Master’s research survey!!!

http://bit.ly/2EEc2o

The password is: mc

Interests:

writing, drums, books, child and student advocacy, arguing against relativism, NJ, my sister’s ridiculous popsicle stick jokes, Trescong Elbow Fighting, museums, cold weather, The Vague Three Year Plan, NJ Devils, webcomics

Favorite Books:

The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, Ray Bradbury, The Nature of Love by Irving Singer, Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Philosophy from Thales to Praxis

Favorite Quotations:

“The festival of rain cannot be stopped, even in the city.”

-Thomas Merton, Rain and the Rhinoceros

Grad School:
* Manhattan College ‘10
* M.A., School Counseling
College:
* Manhattan College ‘09
* B.A., Developmental Psychology, Philosophy
High School:
* Clifton High School ‘05

Office Manager of Student Financial Services
Manhattan College

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* Posted on: Tue, Oct 27 2009 8:52 AM

JFound: Cardona, J. Charles [MC1977] Pres The Dreyfus Corp

http://www.tracked.com/person/j_cardona

J. Charles Cardona

Pres: The Dreyfus Corporation

Mr. Cardona is the Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon Cash Investment Strategies (CIS) and President of The Dreyfus Corporation. He is responsible for oversight of short duration fixed income activities including investment management, credit research, distribution and client service. CIS, a division of The Dreyfus Corporation, is responsible for the growth and maintenance of over $400 billion in client assets under management including separate accounts, collective funds, offshore liquidity funds, stable value products and money market funds distributed under the Dreyfus brand.Prior to assuming these roles, Mr. Cardona served as a Vice Chairman of The Dreyfus Corporation and President of the Institutional Services Division of Dreyfus’ broker-dealer subsidiary. He joined the Institutional Services Division in 1985 with management responsibility for all Institutional Operations and Client Service units. Prior to joining the Institutional Services Division, Mr. Cardona served as Assistant Director of Sales and Services in the Dreyfus Retail Division which he joined in 1981.Before joining The Dreyfus Corporation, he spent three years as an Account Manager with Bradford Trust Co., responsible for providing syndicate credit for municipal bond underwritings.Mr. Cardona is a member of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation’s Operating Committee and The Bank of New York Mellon Asset Management Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Dreyfus Corporation, MBSC Securities Corporation, and the Universal Liquidity Funds.Mr. Cardona is a graduate of Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.The Dreyfus Corporation, established in 1951 and headquartered in New York City, is one of the nation’s leading asset management and distribution companies, currently managing more than $450 billion in mutual funds and separately managed accounts. Dreyfus is part of BNY Mellon Asset Management, a leading global provider of investment management products and services that offers a broad range of equity, fixed-income, hedge and liquidity management products through individual asset management companies and multiple distribution channels.BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 34 countries and serving more than 100 markets. The company is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, providing superior asset management and wealth management, asset servicing, issuer services, clearing services and treasury services through a worldwide client-focused team. It has $20.7 trillion in assets under custody and administration, $926 billion in assets under management, services more than $11.8 trillion in outstanding debt, and processes global payments averaging $1.8 trillion per day. Additional information is available at http://www.bnymellon.com.

Mr. Cardona is the Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon Cash Investment Strategies (CIS) and President of The Dreyfus Corporation. He is responsible for oversight of short duration fixed income activities including investment management, credit research, distribution and client service. CIS, a division of The Dreyfus Corporation, is responsible for the growth and maintenance of over $400 billion in client assets under management including separate accounts, collective funds, offshore liquidity funds … …

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Cardona, J. Charles [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cardona, J. Charles [MC1977]

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* Posted on: Tue, Oct 27 2009 2:20 PM
* Updated: Thu, Oct 29 2009 3:06 PM

JHQ: Inauguration Web site

Dear Manhattan College Alumni,

Today marks the historic installation of Dr. Brennan O’Donnell as Manhattan College’s 19th president. Please visit the College’s inauguration Web site at the link below for a live stream of the event. The stream begins at 12:00 pm, with the ceremony starting at 1:00 pm.

http://www.manhattan.edu/inauguration/

Thanks,
College Relations

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* Posted on: Wed, Oct 28 2009 12:38 PM

JFound: Meany, Dennis M. [MC1969] SVP IFF

http://www.tracked.com/person/dennis_meany

Dennis M. Meany
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Dennis Meany was elected Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective January 1, 2004.

Mr. Meany served for six years as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Bush Boake Allen Inc., which was acquired by IFF in November 2000. He previously spent 15 years with Union Camp Corporation in positions of increasing responsibility.

Mr. Meany holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and graduated with honors from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Dennis Meany was elected Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective January 1, 2004. Mr. Meany served for six years as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Bush Boake Allen Inc., which was acquired by IFF in November 2000. He previously spent 15 years with Union Camp Corporation in positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Meany holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and graduated with honors from Seton Hall University School

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Meany, Dennis M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Meany, Dennis M. [MC1969]

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* Posted on: Wed, Oct 28 2009 2:27 PM
* Updated: Fri, Oct 30 2009 10:53 AM

JEmail: Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968) spots MC in the McNewsPaper

F. John,

I caught the following article in McPaper:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/maac/2009-10-20-manhattan-laue_N.htm

Regards,
Rich

[JR: Thanks, Rich. Much appreciated.]

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Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968)

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* Posted on: Thu, Oct 29 2009 12:24 PM

JFound: Umana, John [MC1969] remembers the Beatles

“The Beatles recorded “We Can Work It Out” at EMI on this day in 1965. I was a freshman at Manhattan College.”

http://bit.ly/1V5OK0

# John Umana
# Location Washington, DC
# Bio Lawyer, author, dad & pundit in DC. My book Creation: Towards a Theory of All Things presents a new theory of evolution and whether there is life elsewhere.

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Umana, John [MC1969]

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …
20091029

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* Posted on: Thu, Oct 29 2009 12:55 PM

JFound: Medica, John K. [MC1980] BoD National Instruments

http://www.tracked.com/person/john_medica_1016339

John K. Medica

Board Member: National Instruments Corporation

John K. Medica retired as Senior Vice President and Co-Leader, Product Group from Dell Inc. in April 2007. In 1993, Mr. Medica joined Dell as Vice President, Portable Systems. During 1996, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Dell’s Japan division. He returned to the U.S. in August 1997 as Vice President, Procurement, and later served as Vice President, Web Products Group, and Vice President and General Manager, Transactional Product Group. Prior to joining Dell, he served as Project Leader for the Macintosh II, Director of the Macintosh CPU Projects Group and Senior Director of PowerBook Engineering with Apple Computer. Mr. Medica received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, and his master’s degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest University.

John K. Medica retired as Senior Vice President and Co-Leader, Product Group from Dell Inc. in April 2007. In 1993, Mr. Medica joined Dell as Vice President, Portable Systems. During 1996, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Dell’s Japan division. He returned to the U.S. in August 1997 as Vice President, Procurement, and later served as Vice President, Web Products Group, and Vice President and General Manager, Transactional Product Group. Prior to joining Dell, he served as Project

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Medica, John K. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1980.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Medica, John K. [MC1980]

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* Posted on: Thu, Oct 29 2009 2:31 PM
* Updated: Sat, Oct 31 2009 10:58 AM

JHQ: Spooktacular?

https://www.nmnathletics.com/sellnew/SellHome.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=12500

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* Posted on: Thu, Oct 29 2009 4:55 PM

JNews: Lillis, John [MC1970] running for Town Council

http://www.newstimes.com/spectrum/news/ci_13661654?source=rss

John Lillis, Democrat

Updated: 10/28/2009 05:31:54 PM EDT

-Office sought: Town Council.

-Age: 61.

-Occupation: Attorney.

-Education: Graduated from New Milford High School, Manhattan College with a B.S. and New England School of Law with a J.D.

-Political and community experience: He is a four-year member of the Town Council, also having served from 1983 through 2003. He was vice chairman of the Town Council for nine years. He is the former chairman of the New Milford Charter Revision Commission.

-Three most important issues facing office being sought and proposed solutions:

1) Keeping tax increases low: During difficult economic times, the Town Council must increase its efforts to make sure every dollar is well spent. The Town Council should have every member take responsibility for more closely scrutinizing a specific department or commission at budget time. Make sure before every capital project, such as road projects, that building repairs are put out to bid that a determination has been made whether the Public Works Department can do the job in order to save money.

2) Increasing economic development: Efforts must be increased to attract businesses to New Milford which would provide good paying jobs and increased tax revenue. The town must seek a buyer for the Century Brass property and not wait for a buyer to come along.

3) Protecting our environment: The town should increase efforts to preserve local farmland and open space through purchase, conservation easements and working in concert with local and state land trusts. The town must protect our water resources by having adequate aquifer protection regulations adopted and enforced.

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Lillis, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1970.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lillis, John [MC1970]

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* Posted on: Thu, Oct 29 2009 10:47 PM
* Updated: Sat, Oct 31 2009 10:58 AM

JNews: Magovern, Frederick J. [MC????] Angel in Adoption

http://www.gcnews.com/news/2009-10-30/Community/Angel_In_Adoption.html

October 30, 2009
The Garden City News
“Angel In Adoption”

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Frederick J. Magovern The Congressional Coalition on Adoption, Inc., recently named Garden City resident Frederick J. Magovern a 2009 Angel in Adoption for his 36 years of adoption advocacy. The ceremonies were held in Washington, DC on September 30, 2009.

The Angels in Adoption(tm) award is bestowed annually upon individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution on behalf of children in need of adoptive homes. This is the largest Congressional event pertaining to child welfare in the nation. Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy nominated Mr. Magovern in recognition of his legal career devoted to representing adoptive parents and childcare agencies.

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He is the son of the late Dr. John J. Magovern, Director of Radiology at Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre, NY. A graduate of Manhattan College and Fordham Law School, he and his wife Susan live in Garden City with their two sons where they are lifelong members of St. Joseph’s Parish.

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Magovern, Frederick J. [MC????]

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* Posted on: Fri, Oct 30 2009 9:19 AM

JFound: Dimartino, Joseph S. [MC1965] BoD Newark Group

http://www.tracked.com/person/joseph_dimartino_492478

Joseph S. Dimartino

Board of Directors: The Newark Group, Inc.

Mr. DiMartino was elected to The Newark Group’s Board of Directors in 2000. Since 1995, Mr. DiMartino has been the Chairman of the Board and a Director of The Dreyfus Family of Mutual Funds in New York City. He started his career as a bank officer in 1966 and in 1971 joined the Dreyfus Corporation as a portfolio manager. He became President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of The Dreyfus Corporation in October 1982. After Dreyfus merged with Mellon Bank in August 1994, Mr. DiMartino was elected to the board of directors of Mellon Bank and served in that capacity until his resignation from Dreyfus in December 1994. Between January 1995 and November 1997 he held the position of Chairman of the Board and Director for the Noel Group, Inc. Mr. DiMartino is a 1965 graduate of Manhattan College and attended New York University’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. DiMartino is a director and chairman of the compensation committee of Century Business Systems, Inc. and also a director and chairman of the audit committee of Levcor International, Inc.

Mr. DiMartino was elected to The Newark Group’s Board of Directors in 2000. Since 1995, Mr. DiMartino has been the Chairman of the Board and a Director of The Dreyfus Family of Mutual Funds in New York City. He started his career as a bank officer in 1966 and in 1971 joined the Dreyfus Corporation as a portfolio manager. He became President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of The Dreyfus Corporation in October 1982. After Dreyfus merged with Mellon Bank in August 1994, Mr. DiMartino was elected

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Dimartino, Joseph S. [MC1965]

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* Posted on: Fri, Oct 30 2009 2:35 PM

JObit: Owens, Vincent P. [MC???? RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/myrtlebeachonline/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=135222992

Vincent P. Owens
MURRELLS INLET

Vincent Patrick “Vinny” Owens passed away peacefully at home Monday, October 26, 2009 surrounded by his loving family.

Born March 22, 1937 in New York City, and raised in the Fordham section of the Bronx, Vinny was the son of the late Hannah McAuliffe and Daniel Owens; and brother of the late Mary Owens. He attended St. Nicholas of Tolentine School and All Hallows High School and earned his bachelors degree in accounting from Manhattan College. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard and worked for more than 30 years in accounting and financial management with Sinclair Oil (ARCO) in New York City, and Uniroyal Inc. in New York City and Connecticut. After his retirement in 1986 from Uniroyal, Vinny owned and operated his own business with Hess Corp., and later worked as a manager at Midas Corp.

Vinny was a member of the Uniroyal Men’s Club, Crestbrook Park Golf Club in Watertown, Conn., the International Club in Murrells Inlet, and St. Michael Church in Garden City Beach. In 2005, he and his loving wife, companion, and friend of 48 years, Marilyn Sheerin, moved to Murrells Inlet to realize his retirement dream of living in a golf community.

Surviving family members in addition to his wife, Marilyn, include his loving children, Joann Owens Peck and husband, Bruce, and Vincent P. Owens Jr. and wife, Kerry, and his grandchildren, Erin and Patrick Owens, who he enjoyed and loved so dearly, all of Boston, Mass. He is also survived by his dear sister, Gerry Owens McGetrick and husband, Bill, of Connecticut; many wonderful nieces and nephews throughout New Jersey and New England; and his many treasured friends.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 14, 2009 in St. Michael Catholic Church with Father Andrew Trapp officiating.

An online guest book is available at http://www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com and at TheSunNews.com.

The family would especially like to thank the very caring staffs at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and at Mercy Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations to St. Michael’s Catholic Church Building Fund, 542 Cypress Ave., Garden City, SC, 29576.

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Sun News on October 31, 2009

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Owens, Vincent P.  [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/ylb9nmd

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* Posted on: Sat, Oct 31 2009 9:20 AM

JFound: Considine, Martin D. [MC????] VP – Coal Tech: Peabody Energy

http://www.tracked.com/person/martin_d_considine

Martin D. Considine
Board Observer: GreatPoint Energy
VP-Coal Tech: Peabody Energy Corporation

Martin D. Considine — is Vice President, Technology, in Peabody Energy Generation Development Group and is responsible for managing Peabody’s BTU Conversion activities. His main responsibility is to increase the utilization of Peabody’s coal reserves in industrial applications, beyond conventional power production. Applications include utilization of clean coal technologies to produce syngas. Considine joined Peabody Energy after serving in various capacities at Chevron Texaco and Texaco for almost 28 years. He initially was in the crude and product Supply and Distribution Department, followed by a period as executive assistant to Senior Vice Presidents responsible for Texaco Canada and Caltex. Considine served as Senior Vice President in Texaco’s Worldwide Power and Gasification Division, responsible for developing conventional power plants and gasification industrial plants, utilizing Texaco’s proprietary gasification technology. He also served as Vice President of Texaco Development Corporation, the licensing subsidiary of Texaco, Inc. He continued in this same capacity after the Chevron Texaco merger. A graduate of Manhattan College in New York, Considine holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Chemical Engineering, and a Master�s degree in Business Administration from Pace University in New York.

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Considine, Martin D. [MC????]

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* Posted on: Sat, Oct 31 2009 2:40 PM

Comment on ENDNOTE: Others see the problem

By Peadar Ban

I am, indeed, a Jasper. The Prep and the College, both.

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ENDNOTE: Gooferment is always incompetent!

http://www.aish.com/63053312.html

Off the Face of the Earth by Peter Lane Taylor

The remarkable story of a group of Holocaust survivors who hid in one of the world’s largest caves.

“My mother never trusted authority,” Shulim told us. “The Germans, the Russians, the Ukrainians. It didn’t matter. She taught us early on that no matter who it was, if they told you to do one thing, you always did the opposite. If the Germans said, ‘Go to the ghettos, you’ll be safe there,’ you went to the forest or the mountains. You went as far away from the ghettos as you could go.”

[JR: I wasn’t sure if this should be a POSITRACTION or an ENDNOTE. So I made it both. Read the story on this webpage. ENDNOTE the incompetency of evil and the gooferment. They could not even carry out a “simple” task against defenseless people. And, you expect them to do “better”. The authorities were shown where they were and were stopped by a bag of food. Sic Semper Tyranis!]

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“Bon courage a vous tous”

“Dona Nobis Pacem”

-30-

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