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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 46 – 2009 November 15

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 46 – 2009 November 15

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2009/jasperjottings2009W46.html

 

INDEX

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POSITRACTION: Using your talents wisely

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114042843

Man pleads guilty to DWI in motorized La-Z-Boy
by The Associated Press

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DULUTH, Minn. October 22, 2009, 09:16 pm ET

A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to driving his motorized La-Z-Boy chair while drunk. A criminal complaint says 62-year-old Dennis LeRoy Anderson told police he left a bar in the northern Minnesota town of Proctor on his chair after drinking eight or nine beers.

Prosecutors say Anderson’s blood alcohol content was 0.29, more than three times the legal limit, when he crashed into a parked vehicle in August 2008. He was not seriously injured.

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[JR: As an injineer, I admire “enginenuity”. As a little L libertarian, I question applying Big Brother DWI laws to basically lawn mowers. He did cause damage so that mitigates my question. But it wasn’t personal injury. Now that the Gooferment is paying for golf carts, I think we can expect more of this nonsense soon. I highlight this as a positive “where there is a will, there’s a way” inineering spirit. To bad he did NOT go to MC, he’d have learned to drink responsibly and harness that talent. I know all my fellow alum are responsible and creative. Hope I can be too.]

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 8 2009 12:00 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids three Jaspers

Dear John,

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JFound: Rouhana, Steve [MC1977] at Ford

http://www.prdomain.com/companies/F/FordMotor/newsreleases/200911679780.htm

Steve Rouhana: Ford Biomechanics And Crash Protection Specialist Works To Improve Safety For All

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

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JFound: McGarvey, Edward J. [MC????] Treas Atlas Air Worldwide

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

Edward J. McGarvey

Treas & VP: Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

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I believe that Ed is a member of the Class of 1979.

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JFound: Spence, Jean E. [MC????] EVP RnD Kraft Foods

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

Jean E. Spence

Executive Vice President – Research, Development and Quality: Kraft Foods Inc.

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I believe that Jean is a member of the Class of 1985.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Rouhana, Steve [MC1977]

McGarvey, Edward J. [MC1979]

Spence, Jean E. [MC1985]

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 8 2009 12:14 PM

JEmail: Orgon, Edward A. (1967) thinks we’ve goofed

From: “Orgon, Edward A. (1967)”
Date: November 8, 2009 6:35:19 AM EST
Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 45 – 2009 November 08

Owens class of 71 doesn’t add up. Would have made him 36 when he graduated

Sent from my iPhone

[JR: Well, I’ll put the “Research Staff” on it. He won and seems to have already become a “politician”. Some sites are saying he’s changed what he ran on. Guess we need “certified political promises”. Sigh!]

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 8 2009 1:37 PM

JFound: Lin, Paul [MC1982] Director of Manufacturing Processes GloriOil

Paul Lin

Director of Manufacturing Processes: GloriOil

Industries: Oil, Gas and Energy

Paul Lin is GloriOil’s Director of Manufacturing Operations. Paul brings over 15 years of comprehensive engineering management and operations experience in processes similar to GloriOil’s at chemicals and biopharmaceuticals companies. He has a BS in chemical engineering from RPI, and a dual Masters in Biochemical Engineering from Manhattan College and Computer Science from Pace University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer.

Paul has worked as engineer, process engineer, plant supervisor, engineering manager, and ultimately director of engineering and operations for large companies such as Shell Chemical, Exxon Chemical, New Brunswick Scientific, NYGene Corp and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. He has worked extensively in designing complex bioreactor systems and scaling up fermentation processes, managing plant engineering and manufacturing activities, establishing production SOPs, and following strict cGMP principles and guidelines. In his most recent role, Paul as a director of manufacturing and global operations helped grow PurePharm Technologies from inception to 100 people.

Paul Lin is GloriOil’s Director of Manufacturing Operations. Paul brings over 15 years of comprehensive engineering management and operations experience in processes similar to GloriOil’s at chemicals and biopharmaceuticals companies. He has a BS in chemical engineering from RPI, and a dual Masters in Biochemical Engineering from Manhattan College and Computer Science from Pace University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer. Paul has worked as engineer, process engineer, plant supervisor,

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Lin, Paul [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lin, Paul [MC1982]

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 9 2009 12:05 PM

JHQ: Received the 2009 Alumni Directory

FYI, received my copy today.

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* Posted on: Tue, Nov 10 2009 11:27 AM

JObit: Reilly, Edward T. [MC1935 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=135742492

EDWARD REILLY

REILLY–Edward T., M.D., F.A.A.P., on November 8, 2009. Former Captain and Medical Officer, WWII, US Army Air Corps. Graduate of Manhattan College, Columbia University Physicians and Surgeons. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Bowman Reilly. Loving father of Margaret O’Connell, Katherine R. Kerestes, Dr. Edward B. Reilly, Dr. Thomas M. Reilly, James G. Reilly, Ann Reilly Perchik, Joseph D. Reilly, Claire Reilly Buff, and the late Mary Elizabeth Reilly. Dear brother of Dorothy Badinger and the late Marian Bolen. Proud grandfather of 24 and great-grandfather of six. Visiting Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9pm at Clavin Funeral Home, 7722 4th Avenue, Brooklyn. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, 10am at his beloved St. Anselm Church. Family requests donations in his memory to St. Anselm Church, 356 82nd St., Brooklyn, NY 11209.

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Reilly, Edward T. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yjqbckr

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Dear John,

I believe that Ed is a member of the Class of 1935.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Reilly, Edward T. [MC1935 RIP]

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* Posted on: Tue, Nov 10 2009 5:11 PM
* Updated: Fri, Nov 13 2009 4:19 PM

JNews: Bryk, William (MC1977) runs for the US Senate in Idaho?

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/32/45/32_45_bryk_main.html

November 10, 2009 / News / Politics
Brooklynite runs for Senate seat — in Idaho!
By Helen Rittelmeyer
The Brooklyn Paper

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He’s never been to Idaho — heck, he’s never been west of Buffalo! — but Bay Ridge resident William Bryk wants to be the Gem State’s next U.S. senator.

Why would any self-respecting Brooklynite even bother? Indeed, it’s not as though Bryk has a raft of positions that gibe with Idaho’s fierce independence or a platform that matches its rough-hewn mountain ways.

For him, the challenge to Republican Sen. Mike Crapo is motivated by one thing: principle.

“Six years ago, the Democratic Party of Idaho failed to nominate a candidate,” Bryk said, appalled that the unopposed Crapo was able to secure 99 percent of the vote. “Given that it’s as easy as filling out a form and writing a check, I thought this was odd, even reprehensible.”

The state hasn’t sent a Democrat to the Senate since 1974, but who knows — it might simply be due to a lack of a hard-headed Brooklynite willing to carry the blue-and-gold flag.

It’s certainly not the first time that Bryk — whose last name rhymes with bike — has sought public office since he was student body president of Manhattan College.

Of course, back in those heady days, a guy could win on a platform of more efficient beer delivery. “The student government had a monopoly on the distribution of beer, and, of course, you needed men to load the kegs onto the truck. Patronage and an independent stream of revenue — we had all the ingredients for an authentic political organization.”

Manhattan College, he added, “was a great place for an aspiring politician.” Unfortunately, fate — or, let’s be honest, lack of political talent — dealt him a losing streak.

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Bryk, William (MC1977)

[JR: I’m confused?]

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* Posted on: Tue, Nov 10 2009 7:37 PM

JEmail: Gibbons, Tom (MC1960) ids two Jaspers

From: “Gibbons, Tom”
Date: November 10, 2009 10:53:46 AM EST
To: “Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
Subject: RE: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 44 – 2009 November 01

John:

My copy of the 1999 Alumni Directory lists:

1. Martin D. Considine as Cass of 70 and employer as Texaco, and home address then as {Privacy Shield Invoked}; and

2. Vincent P. Owens as Class of 71, employed by Uniroyal, and residence as {Privacy Shield Invoked}.

I think these are the classes you are looking for.

Tom Gibbons
Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

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Gibbons, Tom (MC1960)

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* Posted on: Tue, Nov 10 2009 9:36 PM

JObit: Hourigan, Joseph Francis [MC1972? RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=135837611

Joe Hourigan

Joe Hourigan Oct. 23, 1950 – Nov. 9, 2009 Joseph Francis Hourigan, age 59, passed away Nov. 9, 2009 in Mountain View, CA. Joe was born in Bronx, New York City in 1950, the son of Irene Moran Hourigan and John Hourigan. He attended Xavier High School and graduated from Manhattan College in New York with a degree in mechanical engineering.

A Certified Safety Professional and long time member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Joe was a distinguished Past President of the Greater San Jose Chapter and award-winning newsletter editor. Larger than life in presence and in spirit, Joe was known by many and forgotten by none. A self-appointed ambassador of Irish Culture, his Irish wit was exceeded only by his Irish ballads. His annual St. Patrick’s Day parties were not to be missed. Fascinated by aviation, Joe earned his private pilot’s license, purchased a 1947 Stinson Voyager and flew his single-engine plane across country. As an avid historian Joe was an acknowledged expert on the 69th Infantry from New York City, the famous “Fighting Irish.” Joe was the Webmaster for their site and often lectured on their exploits.

In 1986 Joe married Barbara, the love of his life, and settled in Mountain View. He was a wonderful friend and father-figure to Barbara’s four children and his ultimate achievement was the role of grandfather. In recent years he relished family reunions in Chicago, New Orleans and Oklahoma and extended family vacations to France, Germany and Ireland. Joe and Barbara enjoyed community activities and theater. After years of supporting local Kiwanis events they joined the Kiwanis Club of DeAnza Cupertino, participating in many community service activities including support of Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence in San Jose, as well as many programs for seniors and children.

Joe is survived by Barbara, his bride of 23 years; his brother Jack Hourigan from Tampa, Florida and nephews John and Chris Hourigan; his sister Grace Lattanzio (and Jerry) from Croton-on-Hudson, New York and niece Patricia Lattanzio; his four step-children: Daniel Held from Redwood City, Teresa (and Barry) Lucas and granddaughter Tara from San Jose, Thomas Held from San Jose and Patricia Held from Mountain View; and dozens of cousins who will miss his wit, his song and his love. He will be dearly missed by his many friends, schoolmates and high school football teammates, but especially by his 45-year “brothers” Manny Hernandez and Greg Landers. “They call us Sons of Xavier, so we must be brothers.”

A Memorial service will be held Saturday November 14, 2009 at 3PM at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Joseph Hourigan, ‘68 to Xavier High School, 30 W 16th Street, New York, NY 10011-6302. Please sign the guestbook at cusimanocolonial.com

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Hourigan, Joseph Francis [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yaapu62

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Dear John,

I do not have Joe in my “stuff” but from Xavier 1968, I wouold guess Manhattan 1972.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Your guess is as good as mine.]

Hourigan, Joseph Francis [MC1972? RIP]

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* Posted on: Thu, Nov 12 2009 10:21 PM
* Updated: Fri, Nov 13 2009 4:19 PM

JObit: Beam, Sister Floretta [MC???? RIP]

http://www.lohud.com/article/20091112/COLUMNIST/911120398/-1/SPORTS/Sister-Floretta-Beam-of-Blauvelt-dies-at-101

Sister Floretta Beam of Blauvelt dies at 101

By Bob Baird • Journal News Columnist • November 12, 2009

Joe Beam, who came east this week for his aunt’s funeral, remembers her as the quickest person he’s ever known, in terms of both physical and mental acuity.

“She was quick about everything, from making a decision to getting out of a car,” Beam says. She wasn’t content to waste her own time or anyone else’s, he says.

As a result, Sister Floretta Beam jammed much enjoyment and much accomplishment into her 101 years of life.

For her last 83 years, Beam was a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, entering at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in New York City in 1926. Pius XI was pope and Calvin Coolidge president.

Like many of the Dominican Sisters then and now, Beam prepared for a career in education. She held a degree in education from Manhattan College and a master’s degree in sacred science from St. Bonaventure University. She also earned two master’s degrees in educational administration from Teachers College of Columbia University. She also earned eight permanent teaching or administrative certificates.

She spent more than 60 years engaged in the education of young people and, in particular, the blind.

She taught at Holy Cross School in Manhattan, and St. Nicholas of Tolentine and St. Benedict’s in the Bronx.

Except for a stint as principal of Our Lady of Victory School in the Bronx, Beam served from 1941 to 1989 as a teacher, principal and, for 23 years, superintendent of the Lavelle School for the Blind.

The Bronx school traces its roots to 1904 and the work of Margaret Coffey, who was visually impaired, with four blind girls in Manhattan. With Coffey appealing for help, New York’s Vicar General Monsignor Lavelle in 1912 called upon the Blauvelt Dominicans to take on administration of the school. In 1942 the school was recognized for the quality of its education and designated a private, state-supported school. Dominicans no longer work there, as Beam did for decades, but sisters still serve on the board of trustees.

When her administrative years at Lavelle ended, Beam retired to the convent there, returning in 1996 to the St. Martin de Porres Infirmary in Blauvelt, where she lived until her death Saturday.

It’s been a difficult week for the sisters, who lost three members in just four days. Sister Marie Denise Rohan, and Sister John Marie Corrigan, both 90, died Friday and Monday. Amid the loss, tempered by faith in rebirth to a new life, the sisters also marked the Silver Jubilee of Sister Terry Rickard, who works with RENEW International, which fosters spiritual renewal around the world.

Joe Beam grew up on Long Island and remembers his childhood days when any outing meant the family would first congregate at Lavelle. He’s lived in California for 40 years, he says, adding that his aunt enjoyed visiting with other sisters. “She enjoyed nature in the comfortable environment there,” and in the Berkshires. Joe Beam says his son Jim put it best for himself and six other grand-nephews and grand-nieces: “She was always a fun person to be around and she was always a beacon for the family.”

As they had for her 100th birthday celebration in June 2008, staff from Lavelle School came to pay their respects Tuesday at the convent, as did several of her former students.

According to Sister Diane Forrest, one of them, a gentleman named Paul, knelt at Beam’s casket and broke into tears. As if speaking for all the students whose lives she touched, he just whispered softly, “Thank you.”

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Beam, Sister Floretta [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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* Posted on: Thu, Nov 12 2009 10:42 PM

JEmail: McGoey Tom (MC1969) reports Reilly obit

From: McGoey Tom (MC1969)
Date: November 10, 2009 11:46:53 AM EST
Subject: Paid Death Notice for EDWARD REILLY

Message: MC alumnus died.

Please visit the Paid Death Notice for EDWARD REILLY

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=edward-reilly&pid=135742492

[JR: Thanks, Jasper Tom, I’m behind on “doing”. Appreciate the eyes.]

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 13 2009 12:04 PM

JEmail: Moore, Kevin (MC1980) ids Ed McGarvey [MC1979]

From: “Kevin Moore”
Date: November 10, 2009 12:05:30 PM EST
Subject: JASPER JOTTINGS 11/07/09

Dear CIC,

Ed McGarvey is the younger brother of John (“Harvey”) McGarvey the RA of in Ives Hall from 1976 to 1978. I believe Ed graduated in 1979.

Kevin Moore
1980

[JR: Thanks, Kevin. Much appreciated.]

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 13 2009 1:22 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) spots Eklly ‘63 and Comiskey ‘74

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: November 10, 2009 3:45:09 PM EST
To: Jasperfjohn68
Subject: Jasper’s in the News

Dear John,

Yesterday’s NY Times had a nice piece about Ray Kelly, ‘63, and today’s Times quotes William J. Comiskey, Esq. ‘74, in an article about New York State Pursuing Tax Delinquents. Bill is currently the State’s top tax enforcement official.

You never know where Jaspers will show up!

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Yes, you never know where they all do show up. Too bad though, taxes are theft. :-) At least to this little L libertarian.]

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 13 2009 1:26 PM

JHQ: MC 2009 HOF inductees 11/14

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/111109_2.shtml

November 11, 2009

Men’s Basketball Standout John Leonard ’82 And Olympics Star Aliann Pompey ’99 Among Those To Be Inducted Into Manhattan College’s Athletic Hall Of Fame

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Men’s basketball standout John Leonard’82 and Olympics star Aliann Pompey ’99 headline the list of 2009 inductees into Manhattan College’s Athletic Hall of Fame. The 31st annual induction ceremony, sponsored by the Manhattan College Alumni Society, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 6:00 p.m. Smith Auditorium.

Among the other inductees are Bill Goodfellow ’68, basketball (posthumously); Marty Ludwikowski ’80, track; Mike Quigley ’72, baseball; Gerry Ryan ’90, track & field; and Gerard Smith ’79, tennis.

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With a rare combination of adaptability, determination and raw talent, Leonard was a leader on the basketball court, first as a player and later as a coach. The 6-foot-1-inch guard was recruited from Niskayuna (N.Y.) High School and offered a Jasper scholarship. While playing for the Jaspers, Leonard had to overcome the challenge of having three coaches in four years. Even with the constant change, he was able to put up some of the strongest stats in the College’s history. He still ranks third in career free throw percentage (83 percent) and holds the record of 32 consecutive shots from the line.

Ranking ninth in points (1,329), Leonard shot just under 90 percent for free throws in 1980-1981. He was a four-year letterman, two-time team Most Valuable Player and team captain in 1981-1982. He was named to the All Metropolitan Team in his junior and senior years and was a member of the Metro Atlantic All Conference Team (MAAC). He was a tenth-round NBA draft pick for the New York Knicks, one of only 20 Manhattan College players drafted by the NBA.

A native of Guyana, Pompey came to the United States when she was 14 and competed in high school track. She had no plans to continue running yet found herself being recruited. Already planning to attend Manhattan on an academic scholarship, she joined the Jaspers track team. The first Jasper female to win an NCAA title, Pompey set a school record for the 400-meter indoor with a time of 52.21 in 2000 and qualified for the NCAA six times.

Pompey holds seven Manhattan records. Her 500m indoor race with a time of 1:09.38 is also an ECAC and NCAA Collegiate record. She and her relay team took the 4×400m indoor relay in 3:41.01. Outdoors, Pompey is tops for the 200m (23.59), the 400m (52.51), the 4×200m relay (1:38.25) and the 4×400m relay (3:39.64). She holds eight Individual Metropolitan Titles in the 200m and 400m and still holds the MAAC 400m indoor and outdoor records, as well as the Metropolitan Conference 400m indoor and outdoor records. She was named All-East in the 200m and 400m six times and was selected as one of the top 25MAAC all-time performers in 2006.

With three Olympics under her belt (2000, 2004 and 2008), Pompey continues to compete internationally. She recently returned from the World Championships in Berlin, where she placed 11th in the 400m, and has been world ranked in the 400m each year. She has competed in seven World Championships, took a bronze medal for the 400m at the Pan Am Games in 2003, and set five records for Guyana for both the 200m and 400m, indoors and outdoors.

A 6-foot-1-inch guard from powerhouse Rice High School, Goodfellow was instrumental in bringing his team to the New York City Catholic High School Athletic Association semifinals. They lost to Power Memorial, which took the championship that year under the leadership of Lew Alcindor, now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, with whom Goodfellow played on the New York City All Star team. He was offered scholarships to schools around the country and chose to attend Manhattan as a commuter, so that his widowed mother would not be alone.

In his three years on the varsity team, Goodfellow, affectionately nicknamed Goody, played 65 games and scored 1,025 points. He shot 45 percent from the field and scored a career-high 31 points against Bobby Knight’s Army team. He was known to pass more often than shoot and had a habit of stepping up his game when the Jaspers played at Madison Square Garden. He helped the College take the Met Conference in 1967 against St. Francis; brought the Jaspers to victory over Fordham in 1967; and earned his 1,000th point against the University of Connecticut. At the St. Francis Game, Goodfellow was voted MVP and received the Junius Kellogg Award, making 20 of his 28 points in the second half to clinch the Jasper NIT bid.

Ludwikowski was recruited by Fred Dwyer. A tough competitor from Cherry Hill High School West, Ludwikowski competed indoors, outdoors and in cross country. In 1977, near the beginning of his Jasper track career, he took second place at the IC4A Indoor 5,000 meters. An NCAA All American in Cross Country in 1979, Ludwikowski was also named Metropolitan Track’s Collegiate Cross Country Runner of the Year. A competitive year for the honor, he paved the way with a 10th-place finish at the National AAU Cross Country Championships, a third-place finish in the IC4A Championships and second place finishes in the NCAA District II Championships and the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Championships. He was also a member of the All East First Team.

Ludwikowski wrapped up his track victories in 1980 with another second-place finish in the IC4A Outdoor 10,000 meters. Both of these IC4A second-place finishes came behind future Olympians. Ludwikowski was also instrumental in several Jasper relay victories, including the 4×1600m Rutgers Relay. He ran the leadoff leg in 4:10.8, breaking a Villanova record with a final team time of 16:43.3.

A star baseball player in high school at Mater Christi Diocesan in Queens, N.Y., Quigley received partial scholarships to play baseball at Fordham and St. John’s but decided to forgo scholarships to enter the novitiate to become a Christian Brother. He enrolled at Manhattan and joined the team. His plans to join the Christian Brothers changed, and junior and senior years, he pulled down partial scholarships as his record proved his prowess on the field. He was known for teamwork and fair play.

A right-handed second baseman, Quigley swung a wicked bat. He batted .405 in the Met Conference and .387 overall in 1971, and .388 in the Met Conference and .363 overall in 1972, averages garnering All Metropolitan Conference All Star selections. As a senior, he was team captain, voted the Manhattan College Baseball MVP and named to the Outstanding College Athletes of America Hall of Fame.

A Dublin native who started throwing at age 12, Ryan came to Manhattan College with high school championships under his belt and a record of competing for Ireland on the high school level. A three-time Irish National Champion, he still ranks sixth on the all-time Hammer List at Manhattan. Ryan earned NCAA All American status with a fourth-place finish in 1990.He hurled the hammer for a personal best of 211 feet, 8 inches. His throw would still qualify as an All American throw today, nearly two decades later.

Ryan qualified for the NCAAs twice and was a four-time Metropolitan Champion, twice for the hammer and twice for the weight. He also was named All East six times. Throughout his career, he continued to post personal bests, always striving to beat his last toss. In February 1989, Ryan competed in the Penn State Last Chance Invitational and won the 35-pound weight throw with a toss of 57 feet and 1 3/4 inches. In 1990, he and five other Jasper field competitors contributed to Manhattan’s victory in the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Indoor Track and Field Championship. Ryan’s 35-pound weight sailed for 59 feet and 5 3/4 inches.

The No. 1 player from Garden City High School, Smith was named the Jasper’s Most Valuable Player in 1978 and 1979. Having lost only two matches his junior year, he improved on that record and went undefeated as a senior. The team also went undefeated in conference play that year and won the Suburban West Conference. Known for his serve and volley, Smith had one of his most competitive matches against Fordham’s undefeated Billy Crawford. It came down to sudden death in the third set, and Smith beat him in the final point. He then went on to beat Crawford again a half hour later in doubles with teammate Tommy Gambino ’81.

Smith, a leftie, had his one and only shutout against a player from Adelphi. Athletic Director Jack Powers ’58 was so impressed with Smith’s play those two seasons that he offered him the first tennis scholarship at Manhattan, if he would stay on to complete his M.B.A. Smith turned it down but continued to compete before going to work fulltime for Weeden & Company, based in Greenwich, Conn.

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 13 2009 1:33 PM

JFound: Rooney, Ashley (MC2005) in Austin Texas area

http://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleyrooney

Ashley Rooney

Location:   Austin, Texas Area

Industry:   Internet

Summary: Tenacious go-getter with a well-rounded professional history covering many facets of business, including business operations, corporate accounting, and online marketing.

MANHATTAN COLLEGE
Bachelor’s Business Administration: Finance
2001 – 2005
International Business Field Study (London) – January 2004
Activities and Societies: Manhattan College Swim Team

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Rooney, Ashley (MC2005)

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 13 2009 8:48 PM

JObit: Smith, Jerry [MC???? RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/WashingtonPost/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=135907341

Jerry Smith

SMITH JERRY SMITH (Age 80) Passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at Potomac Homes in Greenbrook, New Jersey.

He was born in Queens, New York on September 15, 1929. A son of the late Raymond and Gertrude Smith. He was a very loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and a kind, caring, very generous person who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Jerry lived most of his life in Laurel, Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree in business from Manhattan College. He went on to work in the insurance field until he co-owned his own insurance company, Patterson/Smith Associates, before retiring in 2001.

He was a very active parishioner at Saint Nicholas Catholic Church for many years. He was predeceased by his first loving wife, Vicky and his brother, Raymond. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Pandy Smith for five years; his brother, Father Robert Smith; his son, Michael and wife, Kerry; daughter, Terri and husband, Rick Pedigo; daughter, Tracey and husband, Jay Higgins; and his beloved grandchildren, Jake, Lauren, Justin, Kendall, Zach, Chad, Kasey, Quinn, Colin and Keegan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 16, 11 a.m. at St. Phillips Catholic Church, Falls Church, Virginia. Visitation will be Sunday, November 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at National Funeral Home, 7482 Lee Hwy., Falls Church, Virginia. Donations can be made to anything you are passionate about in memory of our Dad because he was passionate about contributing to everyone in need.

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Smith, Jerry [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yfskbzf

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* Posted on: Sat, Nov 14 2009 4:30 AM

PRAYERSREQUESTED: Patron Saint of “exact counts”?

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… was at the Day Hospital on Wednesday and her counts were right where they should be:

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And after all the Marathon madness, I realized that I completely skipped over Halloween last entry, so I posted the photo of our “Super Girl”. … in was joined by Buzz Lightyear and Minnie Mouse. {Privacy Shield Invoked} was originally going to be Snow White again this year, by like any girl, decided to change her mind. ;) Call me biased here, but I think Super Girl was most appropriate.
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[JR: Counts were they should be. Who the patron saint of exact measurements? I’m sure Brother Austin Barry taught me that, but for the life of me old age has robbed that factoid from me. Maybe there’s a patron saint of “super girls” everywhere? Your prayers are requested for this child to keep doing well.]

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* Posted on: Sat, Nov 14 2009 6:20 PM

ENDNOTE: Retraining sheeple?

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/11/06/liberty-most-deer/

Liberty Most Deer
Posted by Ilya Shapiro

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As a footnote to Chris Moody’s post about Monday’s 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I just came across this article about red deer refusing to cross from Germany into the Czech Republic. This, of course, is a border that was the once heavily fortified dividing line between free West Germany and captive Czechoslovakia.

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[JR: If it takes animals several generations over decades to learn how to live free, how can we “retrain” future generations of sheeple to do the same? It’s going to take a new American Revolution and another hundred years. Sadly, if ever!]

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* Posted on: Sat, Nov 14 2009 6:37 PM

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“Bon courage a vous tous”

“Dona Nobis Pacem”

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