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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 05 – 2010 January 31

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 05 – 2010 January 31

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2010/jj2010W05.html

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POSITRACTION: A Mother’s Love

http://www.impactlab.com/2010/01/09/a-mothers-love-carries-son-on-her-shoulders-for-35-years/

January 9th, 2010 at 7:10 am
A Mother’s Love – Carries Son On Her Shoulders For 35 Years

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Xiong was brought up in three damp, dingy rooms in the Taluo mountain village, Nanpeng county, southwest of Chongqing municipality.

“But we were later told that he is deformed, which sentenced Xiong to being unable to stand up for life. Many neighbors have suggested I abandon him for his own sake as well, but how could I ever do that?” said Wen.

She said since then, she knew the child needed to be helped for the rest of his life.

“I think every mother would do the same thing.”

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[JR: This tugs at the heartstrings and makes one marvel at dedication of this woman. And, woman and mothers in general. This is heroic. And, I know lots of Moms who do similar stuff. To varying degree. But it does make me wonder if I could be that dedicated?]

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* Posted on: Sun, Jan 24 2010 12:37 PM

JFound: Catalano, Josephine [MC1988] Controller at CatCord Construction

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/josephine-catalano/19/6a4/204

Josephine Catalano
Controller at CatCord Construction Co, Inc.
Greater New York City Area
Manhattan College

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Catalano, Josephine [MC1988]

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* Posted on: Sun, Jan 24 2010 1:37 PM

JObit: DeMaio, Joseph Carmen Jr. [MC1950 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=138809570

DeMAIO, Jr., Joseph C.

Joseph Carmen DeMaio Jr., 84, of Middletown, beloved husband of Josephine (Perricone) DeMaio for 60 years, passed away on Wednesday, (January 20, 2010) at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph and Jennie (Mastrobuono) DeMaio. Joseph lived in South Windsor for over 50 years before moving to Middletown and was a member of St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church in Hartford. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army, graduated Manhattan College in New York and was an award-winning national accounts manager for Magnetic Analysis in Mount Vernon, NY.

Joseph was active in civic affairs in South Windsor, was an avid poker player, Yankee and Giants fan, a pool shark and enjoyed bowling. He was a great friend to all and loved spoiling his grandchildren. Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Steven J. DeMaio of Belize, Robert E. DeMaio and his wife, Ann of Chaplin, Joseph S. DeMaio III of Middletown and Eugene R. DeMaio and his wife, Michelle of Willington; a daughter-in-law, Susan Gilleaudeau of Cheshire; a sister, Madeline Mancuso of Amawalk, NY; and five grandchildren, Jocelyn, Mark and his wife Sarah, Jessica, Justin, and Kristina.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 25 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assissi Church, 10 Elm Street, Middletown with the Rev. Andrew Giardino officiating. Interment will follow in the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown with full military honors. Friends may call on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. and Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church St., Middletown. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations in Joseph’s memory to the Middlesex Hospice Palliative Care c/o Developmental Office, 28 Crescent St., Middletown, CT 06457. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at http://www.doolittlefuneral service.com. Doolittle Funeral Home is an Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.

Published in Hartford Courant on January 23, 2010

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DeMaio, Joseph Carmen Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yakbn6n

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DeMaio, Joseph Carmen Jr. [MC1950 RIP]

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* Posted on: Sun, Jan 24 2010 2:36 PM
* Updated: Mon, Jan 25 2010 3:29 AM

JFound: Cassidy, Raymond H. [MC????] SVP Ops AdvantEdge Healthcare

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

Raymond H. Cassidy
Senior Vice President of Operations: AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions

Mr. Cassidy has a distinguished professional career in healthcare administration. At AHS he is responsible for daily operations and the bottom line. Mr. Cassidy has held a series of senior leadership positions in revenue cycle management.

For the last fifteen years, he was the Administrative Director at Staten Island University Hospital, where he led one of the premier revenue cycle operations in the Tri-State area. Previously, he led similar areas at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center and NYU Medical Center. He holds a BA degree in History from Manhattan College and an MBA in Finance from the Rutgers University Graduate School of Management.

Mr. Cassidy has a distinguished professional career in healthcare administration. At AHS he is responsible for daily operations and the bottom line. Mr. Cassidy has held a series of senior leadership positions in revenue cycle management.

For the last fifteen years, he was the Administrative Director at Staten Island University Hospital, where he led one of the premier revenue cycle operations in the Tri-State area. Previously, he led similar areas at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center and NYU

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Cassidy, Raymond H. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not have any thing in my “stuff” on Ray either.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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[JR: Anyone have any information about class year?]

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* Posted on: Sun, Jan 24 2010 3:39 PM
* Updated: Tue, Jan 26 2010 1:58 AM

JFound: Monaco, Anthony [MC1998] Skanska USA Civil NE

Anthony Monaco

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/anthony-monaco/19/716/922

Project Superintendent at Skanska USA Civil Northeast
Greater New York City Area
Manhattan College

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Monaco, Anthony [MC1998]

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* Posted on: Sun, Jan 24 2010 4:48 PM

JFound: MacKenzie, John R. [MC????] in Nixon papers

http://www.nixonlibrary.gov/virtuallibrary/documents/whsfreturned/WHSF_Box_52/WHSF52-32.pdf

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John R. MacKenzie of McLeari, Va., campaign schedule rnanager ,

L native of Troy, N.Y., he is a graduate of Manhattan College and Albany Law School and served as congressional liaison officer for the “‘ederal A viation Agency and the Department of Health, Education and W elfare in ‘Jashington. He was active in planning schedules and advance arrange­ ments for both President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon in the

1956 campaign and was tour director for the Nixon campaign in 1950. He also managed the Nixon primary campaign in Pennsylvania this year and was area field manager for the Vice President in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic States. He has three children.

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MacKenzie, John R. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not have anything on John in my “stuff”.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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* Posted on: Sun, Jan 24 2010 8:46 PM
* Updated: Mon, Jan 25 2010 11:19 PM

JNews: Fahey, John M. Jr. [MC1973] not an injineer

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/514f2714-ffd5-11de-ad8c-00144feabdc0.html?nclick_check=1

New terrain
By Tom Braithwaite
Published: January 25 2010 00:01 | Last updated: January 25 2010 00:01

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This is where John Fahey, chief executive of National Geographic, works, and – with a museum on its ground floor – it is a world away from most other offices in Washington DC. From the top floor, Fahey, an alumnus of the University of Michigan MBA programme, is focused on taking a non-profit scientific and educational organisation, founded in the 19th century, and trying to ground it in the 21st.

It was not supposed to be this way. As a student at Manhattan College in the early 1970s, Fahey studied civil engineering – he should be building interesting structures rather than working from them. He realised late on in his degree that it was the wrong choice.

“Conceptually, I was a good engineer. But when I had to go out and actually look at a structure and see what an I-beam looked like, I knew immediately it was not for me,” he says.

Business school was a pragmatic choice and one that paid off. Choosing where to study was straightforward: “I cannot tell you it was the most thoughtful decision-making process,” he admits. “I chose Michigan because it had a good reputation and it was a large school. It didn’t feel elitist, and to me that was pretty important back then.”

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Fahey, John M. Jr. [MC1973]

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* Posted on: Sun, Jan 24 2010 11:52 PM

JFound: Jean-Louis, Polo [MC1992] Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

Polo Jean-Louis

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/polo-jean-louis/19/6b1/927

Mobile Crisis Worker – Relief at Youth Alternatives Ingraham
Portland, Maine Area

Summary

Licensed Masters Level Social Worker, under the clinical supervision of Kimberly Amadon, LCSW, focused on providing individual, couples, and group counseling services. Comprehensive and proven 9+ years of clinical & administrative social work experience.

Specialties

Strong speciality background in adult mental health care, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS prevention & supportive care, dual diagnosed residential treatment, LGBTQ care, and homeless services. Experience in strengthening academic and disenfranchised communities; Building agency partnerships to elevate clinical service.

Language Skills

Advanced in French & Haitian Creole; Conversational in Spanish.

Education

Columbia University
MSW Advanced Clinical Practice – Health, Mental Health, & Disabilities
2006 – 2008
Manhattan College
B.S. Marketing, International Business, & Sociology
1988 – 1992
Gamma Alpha Sigma, College Senate, Minority Student Union.
INROADS Inc. New York City Intern 1989-92

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Jean-Louis, Polo [MC1992]

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* Posted on: Mon, Jan 25 2010 10:01 AM

JFound: Mitchell, Craig [MC1997] SVP Tessera Tech

http://www.tracked.com/person/craig_mitchell_1

Craig Mitchell
Senior Vice President, Interconnect, Components & Materials: Tessera Technologies Inc

Craig Mitchell is senior vice president of the Interconnect, Components and Materials (ICM) division at Tessera. In this leadership role, Mitchell defines the company’s business and technology strategy relating to the semiconductor packaging and electronics interconnect markets. He joined Tessera in 1992 to play a central role in developing and facilitating global adoption of Tessera’s advanced packaging technologies.

Prior to his current position, Mitchell was vice president of business development and sales, as well as vice president of marketing. His previous management positions include vice president of Tessera’s memory business, director of product and technical marketing, and director of field applications for the company.

Mitchell is named as inventor on 32 patents. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College, New York City.

Craig Mitchell is senior vice president of the Interconnect, Components and Materials (ICM) division at Tessera. In this leadership role, Mitchell defines the company’s business and technology strategy relating to the semiconductor packaging and electronics interconnect markets. He joined Tessera in 1992 to play a central role in developing and facilitating global adoption of Tessera’s advanced packaging technologies.

Prior to his current position, Mitchell was vice president of business development

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Mitchell, Craig [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Craig is a member of the Class of 1997.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mitchell, Craig [MC1997]

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* Posted on: Mon, Jan 25 2010 3:44 PM
* Updated: Wed, Jan 27 2010 3:37 AM

JFound: Chianese, Tom [MC2009] Mgr Tuckahoe Station Wines

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tom-chianese/19/6b6/7b6

Tom Chianese
Manager at Tuckahoe Station Wines and Liquors
Greater New York City Area

Summary
* Efficiently manage everyday business operations including marketing, purchasing, customer relations and sales
* Provide exceptional customer service and effectively manage relations with staff with a high level of professionalism and sensitivity to individual needs
* Develop efficient payroll processes and procedures
* Effectively maintain inventory; track receipts / shipments, send and deliver materials

Specialties
* Creatively incorporate new sales techniques and develop new sales collateral to increase volume of high value customers / broaden current customer base
* In-depth knowledge of all product lines and resourceful merchandise pricing techniques which result in high volume sales

Education
Manhattan College
2005 – 2009

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Chianese, Tom [MC2009]

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http://www.nyc.com/shop/tuckahoe_station_wines__liquors.773012/map_location.aspx

Tuckahoe Station Wines & Liquors
(914) 961-9020
12 Depot Sq
Tuckahoe, NY 10707+4004

[JR: Just off the Bronx River Pkwy at Tuckahoe Road. No website in the Google top 10. Wonder if there’s a Jasper discount?]

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JObit: Harrington, William F. [MC1953 RIP] by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Dear John,

Below is the Obituary for my Classmate, Bill (BJ) Harrington:

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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HARRINGTON, WILLIAM F.

January 25, 2010

William F. Harrington, affectionately known as “BJ,” passed away on January 23, 2010 at the age of 78.

Born on December 3, 1931 in Yonkers, New York to William Patrick and Jane Harrington, he attended St. Joseph’s Grammar School and Gorton High School in Yonkers. He received a degree in accounting from Manhattan College in 1953 and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1959. He joined the law firm of Bleakley Platt and Schmidt in White Plains, New York in 1959 where he practiced law for 51 years and served as the law firm’s chairman and managing partner for 35 years. He was an accomplished attorney in trust and estate litigation and oversaw the growth of Bleakley Platt into one of the premier law firms in the region. He served as Legislative Council to Lt. Governor Malcolm Wilson between 1964 and 1973 and Town Attorney for the Town of Pound Ridge from 1980 to 1985 and Town Justice between 1985 and 1991.

A devout and dedicated Roman Catholic, BJ served his church and the Archdiocese of New York throughout his life. He was a Trustee of St. Joseph’s Seminary and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a member of the Cardinal’s Committee of the Laity and the Archdiocese’s Inner City Scholarship Fund. He served as the Chairman of St. Agnes Hospital in White Plains, New York and as Vice Chairman of St. Joseph’s Medical Center’s Health Fund in Yonkers, New York. He was a proud member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Westchester County, serving as the Chairman of the Society’s Board of Stewards for over 25 years. Mr. Harrington also served on the Board of Directors of his beloved Fordham Law School, where he was instrumental in the creation of the Cardinal John O’Connor Chair for Theological Studies. He also served as a founding member of the Boards of Directors of Pace Law School and The Ave Maria School of Law. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sacred Heart High School, Iona Prepatory School and the School of The Holy Child.

At the time of his death, BJ was the moving force behind the construction of the new Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Hospital in Yonkers, serving as the Hospitals Capital Campaign Chairman. BJ was a Knight of Malta, Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great and humbly accepted various awards throughout his life including the St. Thomas Moore Award, The Fordham Law School Medal of Achievement, the Charles Carroll Award from the Catholic Guild of Lawyers, the Cardinal’s Committee of Laity Award, the Pro Eccelesia Et Pontifice Medal and the Humanitarian Award for Life. In addition BJ proudly served as Grand Marshall for the Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

BJ is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Audrey (Kazimir), his sons William (Carolyn) Harrington of Pound Ridge, New York; Brian (Elizabeth) Harrington of Pound Ridge, New York, Peter (Danielle) Harrington of Waccabuc, New York and daughters Mary Pat McCarthy and Mary Beth Harrington of Pound Ridge, New York and nine grandchildren Caitlyn, Meagan, Emily, Luke, William Finian, Caroline, Hanna, P.J. and Jill. He is also survived by his two loving sisters Mary Harrington and Jane Devlin.

Visiting hours will be in Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday in St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 10:15AM. Interment will follow at Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven in Valhalla, N.Y.. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Avenue Yonkers, New York 10703 (914)965-5488

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Harrington, William F. [MC1953 RIP]

[JR: Mike, I am sorry for the loss. Losing classmates strikes close to home. Thanks for the report. This obit like so many others would have slipped by under the “automated search radar”.]

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http://www.legacy.com/gb2/default.aspx?bookid=799002868505&cid=full

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yjbcgeo

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* Posted on: Mon, Jan 25 2010 11:31 PM
* Updated: Tue, Jan 26 2010 10:36 AM

JFound: Winer, Bradford [MC2008] Construction Mgr ConEd

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

Bradford Winer

Construction Manager at Con Edison
Greater New York City Area

Manhattan College
BS Organizational Management
2006 – 2008
Graduated Summa Cum-Laude

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Winer, Bradford [MC2008]

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* Posted on: Tue, Jan 26 2010 10:27 AM

JFound: Dolan, Thomas J. [MC1966] CBoD TAS Group

http://www.thetasgroup.com/blog/?p=96

January 25, 2010
The TAS Group Appoints Thomas J. Dolan Chairman of the Board of Directors
2008 Sales Executive of the Year and former Xerox executive to head Sales Performance Automation leader’s board

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SEATTLE – Jan. 25, 2010 – The TAS Group, the world leader in Sales Performance Automation, today announced the appointment of senior sales veteran Thomas J. Dolan to chairman of its Board of Directors. Dolan, a director on The TAS Group’s board since February 2008, is a well-known and award winning sales leader through his storied executive career at Xerox, which spanned almost 40 years. He was recently honored by the Strategic Account Management Association as its 2008 Executive of the Year. In addition, Dolan was named the winner of a Stevie Award as the outstanding Global Sales Executive of the Year for 2009.

“Tom’s track record speaks for itself, showcasing his outstanding sales and management achievements over the past four decades,” said Donal Daly, CEO of The TAS Group. “We are extremely fortunate to have Tom on and now leading our board. His extensive experience in operations, sales and services along with business and technology make him a huge asset to our team.”

Before retiring at the end of 2009, Dolan spent nearly four decades at Xerox. Most recently, he served as corporate senior vice-president and president of Xerox Global Account Operations where he was responsible for the top 25 most strategic accounts. He also served as president of Xerox Global Services from 2002-2007. Previously, Dolan was president of the North American Solutions Group and was responsible for all of North America’s selling, administration and managed services activities. From 1996-1998, Dolan lead Xerox Business Services (XBS) globally and during his tenure, XBS won the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award in the services category. He joined Xerox in 1970 as a sales representative in Philadelphia.

“I’m excited and honored to be on the Board of The TAS Group and work with one of the smartest teams in sales performance automation,” said Dolan. “I see a unique opportunity and solution addressing an age old problem. The TAS Group is poised to take on the challenge of helping companies increase their margins and grow sales while staying within budget. The Dealmaker Sales Performance Automation platform allows sales teams to reach their goals quickly and efficiently through a proven process and methodology, and I look forward to helping the company expand its reach to many more customers.”

Dolan earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Manhattan College and he attended Brooklyn Law School. He is chairman of the Board of INROADS, Inc., a nonprofit organization that develops and places minority youth in business and industry and prepares them for corporate and community leadership.

About The TAS Group

The TAS Group provides Sales Performance Automation to companies that want to achieve sustained, predictable and profitable revenue growth. It exists to guide and motivate global sales teams to win profitable business faster from target customers through a combination of methodology, process and technology. The TAS Group has helped over 650,000 sales professionals succeed and has global presence serving organizations in all major global economies with native language speaking, culturally attuned sales effectiveness experts, and solutions available in up to 14 languages. The TAS Group delivers proven sales methodology and process with its Dealmaker on-demand sales performance automation platform, which integrates with popular CRM products from salesforce.com, Oracle, and Microsoft. The TAS Group hosts and moderates the Sales 2.0 Network (S20N, http://www.sales20network.com), a global, virtual thought leadership forum to discuss issues relevant to sales professionals in a Web 2.0 world. The only sales effectiveness organization with continuous multi-million dollar investment in its own methodology and technology R&D center, The TAS Group is headquartered in Seattle, with international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and Reading, England.

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Dolan, Thomas J. [MC1966]

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* Posted on: Tue, Jan 26 2010 11:25 AM
* Updated: Tue, Jan 26 2010 9:30 PM

JFound: Eisenhut, Eric D. [MC1989] VP SnM Kionix

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

Eric D. Eisenhut
Vice President, Sales and Marketing: Kionix

Mr. Eisenhut came to Kionix from MedHesives, Inc. where, as President and CEO, he successfully applied technical resources to delivering the commercial introduction of a platform technology based on photoinitiated polymerization. The product line, North Sea Resins, supplied the industrial and marine markets.

From 1998 to 2002, he was Vice President of Sales for Atmel Corporation’s Wireless and Microcontrollers Division. Mr. Eisenhut managed North and South American sales and business development. He directed activities impacting the automotive, communications, industrial, and aerospace markets.

For four years, Mr. Eisenhut was a Communications Segment Sales Director for TEMIC Semiconductor and managed a team responsible for international key accounts within the communications and broadcast media market segments.

Mr. Eisenhut received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Manhattan College. Following graduation, he accepted an engineering position with IBM Corporation.

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Eisenhut, Eric D. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Eric is a member of the Class of 1989.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Eisenhut, Eric D. [MC1989]

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* Posted on: Tue, Jan 26 2010 3:49 PM
* Updated: Wed, Jan 27 2010 6:23 PM

JNews: Hughes, Theresa [MC1987] Legal 100

http://www.irishcentral.com/business/lists/legal_100/Hughes-Theresa-69696787.html

Legal 100

Hughes, Theresa

Theresa Hughes is a professor at Columbia University School of Law. Her teaching interests are family law, criminal law, children and the law and juvenile justice. Hughes also practices law part-time at the firm of Fanning & Hughes in Forest Hills, Queens.

Hughes was an assistant professor of clinical education at St. John’s University School of Law, and a director and co-founder of the university’s Child Advocacy Clinic.

Hughes received a BA from Manhattan College, a MA from Brooklyn College, a JD from the City University of New York School of Law and an LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law.

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Hughes, Theresa [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Thresa is a member of the Class of 1987.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hughes, Theresa [MC1987]

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* Posted on: Tue, Jan 26 2010 6:03 PM
* Updated: Wed, Jan 27 2010 6:23 PM

JBlogger: Jasper “Lavengro” [MC????]

http://www.crowdedonavelvetcushion.com/

Monday, January 25, 2010

A La Recerche de ma Jeunesse perdue

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Have I told you about “Friday Night Shots?” Well, actually, it was a practice known as “Advertisement of Defects,” held every Friday night after dinner and a walk, at St. Joseph’s Normal Institute in Barrytown, NY, where I studied for the religious life as a youngster. The place was known as a “pre-novitiate,” and consequently all the students were “sub-novices.” And Friday nights we all got our comeuppances. All the sub-novices would take their places at their desks in the common room, and the Brother Director would sit facing us at a desk on a raised stage. He would rap on his desk with a metal object…(a pen or some such thing,) and each time he rapped, one of us would stand, and would remain standing while all the other students took “shots” at us, telling what was wrong with us. When it was my turn they usually told me I bragged too much. (among other things.)

Well, it was probably true. And by your leave, I’m going to brag a bit right now, but I’ll try to keep it short, or at least amusing.

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Well, long story short, things continued like this pretty much. After graduating high school in Barrytown, I decided not to enter the religious life and I came home to the Bronx and I went to Manhattan College. There was this math professor at the college that we called “Batman.” I so impressed Batman that Batman shadowed me everywhere, trying to convince me to major in math. I didn’t see much sense in doing so, since it looked like the only thing you could do with math was get a job teaching math. “Batman,” by the way, was so named because he was a Christian Brother from France, and in France the Christian Brothers wore capes. In America, no capes.

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Jasper “Lavengro” [MC????]

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* Posted on: Tue, Jan 26 2010 6:31 PM

JNews: Diaz, Sonny [MC2004] buys a house

http://westchester.blockshopper.com/news/story/2200055716-Senior_software_engineer_scores_in_White_Plains

Senior software engineer scores in White Plains

by Glenda Smith, published Jan. 26, 2010 ShareThis

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Sonny Diaz bought a three-bedroom, two-bath home at 37 Ridge Way in White Plains {Privacy Shield Invoked} on Jan. 7.

The 1,866-square-foot house was built in 1951 in the Ridgemway/Maple Moor neighborhood.

Diaz is senior software engineer at Datascope.

Previously, he was software engineer II at BAE Systems.

He received his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Manhattan College and his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University.

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Diaz, Sonny [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Sonny is a member of the Class of 2004.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Diaz, Sonny [MC2004]

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* Posted on: Tue, Jan 26 2010 6:37 PM
* Updated: Wed, Jan 27 2010 6:23 PM

JFound: Kubicek, John [MC1979] Owner, TTG, Inc. Software

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-kubicek/19/694/145

John Kubicek

Owner, TTG, Inc.
Greater Boston Area
Computer Software

Education
Manhattan College
1979

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Kubicek, John [MC1979]

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* Posted on: Tue, Jan 26 2010 11:10 PM

JNews: Fanshier, Henry [MC???? RIP] — his widow turns 110

http://www.gbtribune.com/news.php?id=2721

110 Candles
Jennie Fanshier celebrates milestone
By SUSAN THACKER
January 26, 2010 @ 10:27pm

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Jennie Fanshier has seen it all — from the horse-and-buggy days to the era of jet airplanes. She’s even taken a helicopter ride with her grandson, Ron Koelsch. On Monday, Fanshier celebrated a milestone few will reach: her 110th birthday.

Staff and residents at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center marked the occasion with cake after being serenaded by the Great Bend High School Jazz Band and Ellinwood High School’s Mystic Blues choir.

“Welcome to my 110th birthday,” she said. “One hundred … and 10 … years old!”

The wedding dress and high-top lace-up shoes she wore when she married Henry Fanshier on June 4, 1921, at St. John were on display at the front of the room. Seeing the treasured dress, she pointed it out to a friend. “My sister made it,” she said.

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“During World War II tires and many other supplies were rationed. Lightning struck our garage, burning the building and car. We needed transportation so managed to buy one at a ‘black market’ price. Robert enlisted in the service from Manhattan College. He was overseas for more than two years. After the war he returned to college, got his degree, and taught G.I.S. on the farm program. As we worked throughout the years, we prospered with the help of a little oil under our land. Great Bend also prospered with the oil boom. In 1945 the farmers got electricity. I could scarcely believe the changes in our lives: electric stove, refrigerator, lights, radio, hot water, followed by a TV. Who could ask for more?”

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In 1994, she wrote a brief autobiography, noting these and other events, including her husband’s passing in 1973.

“I asked the doctor what is keeping me here,” she wrote at age 94. “He replied, ‘It’s your sense of humor.’”

“Joy comes to all ages — the love we hope to keep, the bonds uniting us and ours together. Always. — I will finish with love and a hug.”

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Fanshier, Henry [MC???? RIP]

[JR: A delightful story and it sounds like we have Jasper report! Happy BDay to a brave Jasper widow.]

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* Posted on: Wed, Jan 27 2010 12:02 AM

JObit: Johnson, Charles D. [MC1949 RIP]

http://michelinemaroni.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/chuck-johnson-former-whli-dj-and-politico-dead-at-80-by-micheline-maroni/

Chuck Johnson, former WHLI DJ and politico, dead at 80 BY MICHELINE MARONI

January 26, 2010

Love blossomed at Hempstead radio station WHLI the day news writer and announcer Chuck Johnson, then 30 years old, met music librarian Judy Ricci, then 20.

They married in 1958 after 10 months of dating. And they were just four months shy of celebrating their 50th anniversary when he died, at age 80, of congestive heart failure Sunday at his Bethpage home surrounded by his family.

“Everybody who knew Chuck got to experience the phenomenal man he was,” said his wife, Judy Johnson.

Charles D. Johnson was born in Larchmont on Feb. 20, 1928. He attended Fordham University before earning a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting from Manhattan College in 1949.

After serving in the U.S. Army, working in the intelligence division, Chuck Johnson combined his degree and love of entertaining and landed jobs in radio.

Johnson captured listeners by impersonating famous people like Jimmy Stewart, Clark Gable and the Kennedy brothers, Ted and John, said his son, Matthew Johnson of Bethpage.

He was also a gifted writer and poet. After JFK’s assassination, Johnson shared a story he wrote about the late president on the air, said Judy Johnson. And that rerouted him into the world of politics because it caught the ear of then-Nassau County Democratic Party chairman Jack English. Johnson started as a public relations person in 1960 for the Town of Oyster Bay’s then-Supervisor Michael Petito.

He retired in 1998 as deputy supervisor for Oyster Bay Town serving under then-Supervisor Lewis Yevoli.

The Johnsons’ neighbor of 25 years and fellow Democrat Angela Mellody said she used to love discussing politics with him. “Chuck was always a delight,” Mellody said. “He had great stories.”

Although Johnson was an important man at work, relatives said he was equally as important at home. Judy Johnson remembered her husband changing diapers, taking the two boys to sporting events and chauffeuring their two daughters.

“He would do anything for you,” Matthew Johnson said.

Chuck Johnson was also the president of the Little Midget football team in Bethpage, known as the Bethpage Panthers, and was an avid bowler, said Matthew Johnson.

Most of all, his son said, he looked forward to watching reruns of “The Honeymooners” with his father and going for weekend breakfasts together.

Besides his wife and son Matthew, he is survived by daughter Vickie Knauf of Orlando, Fla., son Christopher Johnson of Patchogue, daughter Jen Farahat of Lynbrook and four grandchildren.

After today’s 11 a.m. service at Arthur F. White Funeral Home in Bethpage, he will be buried with military honors at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton.

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Johnson, Charles D. [MC1949 RIP]

Guestbook: None

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* Posted on: Wed, Jan 27 2010 8:28 AM

JNews: Rymar, Laura [MC????] launches clothing line

http://www.philly2philly.com/entertainment/entertainment_articles/2010/1/27/23003/philly_girls_liz_and_laura_rymar_design_fun_sop

Philly girls Liz and Laura Rymar design fun, sophisticated clothes with ellelauri
By Christine Tarlecki at 1:11 am on Wednesday January 27, 2010

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With so many fashion labels out there, which one do you chose? The fashion police want to dictate your fashion sense to you, but sometimes you have to wear what feels right and looks even better.

Enter ellelauri, a new label in New York City from hometown Philly girls (Manhattan by way of Huntington Valley, PA) Liz and Laura Rymar. The sister- pair’s 2010 collection is comfortable, fun, sexy and sweet—and promises to be anything but run-of-the-mill!

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“In high school, I was a painter and I always knew I wanted to do something on a creative level,” explains Liz Rymar. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in fashion from the University of Delaware, Liz then went on to complete post-graduate work at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and the London College of Fashion in the UK. Liz has worked in the fashion industry for years in both New York City and Philadelphia. Laura graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in finance, in addition to studying at Richmond University in London.

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Recently, Miss USA, Kristen Dalton, was one of ellelauri’s celeb clients, along with celebrity stylist, Dana Jarry. Ellelauri is based and run out of New York City, but stocked in many local places, such as Avalon, Cape May and West Chester.

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http://www.ellelauri.com/

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Liz and Laura Rymar are proud to announce the launch of their new collection for ellelauri. This new collection focuses on clean, simple lines, elegant silhouettes and sophisticated colors. The line is chic, stylish, and glamorous, perfect for any occasion. Each timeless piece has a superior fit and is made from the most comfortable fabrics. This versatile collection is perfect for all women who effortlessly want to look stunning with a fun and flirty edge.

ellelauri was created by sisters Elizabeth and Laura Rymar, inspired by their love for fashion and styling. Even as children they loved playing dress up and gained an early appreciation of sewing from their grandmother who worked as a seamstress. After receiving a bachelors degree in fashion from the University of Delaware, Liz then went on to complete post graduate work at two of the most prestigious fashion schools worldwide, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and the London College of Fashion in the UK. Liz has worked in the fashion industry for years in both New York City and Philadelphia. Laura graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in finance, in addition to studying at Richmond University in London. Most of the first collection was inspired by their time spent between London, Paris and New York, the leading fashion capitals of the world.

ellelauri is based and run out of New York City, where both girls currently reside. ellelauri is coming soon to San Diego, CA!

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Rymar, Laura [MC????]

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* Posted on: Wed, Jan 27 2010 8:40 AM

JFound: Figura, Albert (MC1979) Dir Soft Dev at Telcordia

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/albert-figura/19/63a/b66

Albert Figura
Computer Software Professional
Greater New York City Area
Director of Software Development at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore, formerly Bell Labs)
Manhattan College

Summary
An experienced Software Development professional with a rare mix of strong management experience, broad technical skills, and an overriding dedication to ongoing customer satisfaction.
Technical leadership with broad experience in architecting, designing, and implementing a number of diverse software solutions.
Highly effective resource management – proven ability to consistently focus highly technical staff on complex problems despite the challenges of budget constraints and staff consolidations.
Commitment to customer satisfaction – around the clock responsiveness to customer concerns.
Proven ability to quickly and effectively assimilate new technologies and techniques.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent communication and coordination skills.

Specialties

aix, budgeting, c, c++, client/server, configuration management, cmmi, corba, cvs, dce, delivery, development, engineering, hp-ux, openview, html, ibm, intel, iso 9000, java, ms office, windows 2000, nt, middleware, oracle, presentation skills, programming, project management, quality, real time, servers, sla, software development, solaris, sql, sun microsystems, sparcstation, system administration, systems integration, telecommunications, unix, visibroker, visual basic, weblogic, xml

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* Posted on: Wed, Jan 27 2010 10:32 AM
* Updated: Thu, Jan 28 2010 3:39 PM

JEmail: Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957) about Tebow

Fellow Alums,

Please read the article below on Tim Tebow and his mother Pam and the 30 sec spot on the superbowl. This show the intolerance of the pro-abortion activist.

Let’s all inundate CBS with calls and Faxes requesting that they do not cancel the spot.

Carmine

http://www.gopusa.com/theloft/?p=231

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Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957)

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* Posted on: Wed, Jan 27 2010 1:08 PM

JFound: McGrade, Tom [MC1974] VP Ops Zeta Interactive

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

Tom McGrade
VP, Operations: Zeta Interactive

Tom McGrade joins the Zeta team, bringing more than 25 years experience in finance and operations to his role. His most recent position was at Epsilon, where he acted as Interactive Vice President of Finance/Operations. Previously, Tom spent 17 years at Ziff-Davis Inc., where he held a variety of financial and operational titles, including Chief Operational Officer of the leading technology media and marketing company for several years. Before joining Ziff-Davis, Tom began his career at Doubleday Publishing, where he worked in a variety of financial and operational roles.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and received his MBA from Pace University.

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McGrade, Tom [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1974.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McGrade, Tom [MC1974]

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* Posted on: Wed, Jan 27 2010 3:54 PM
* Updated: Thu, Jan 28 2010 11:00 PM

JFound: Wells, Patricia Stabile [MC1998] Melbourne Area, Australia

http://au.linkedin.com/pub/patricia-stabile-wells/19/64b/a8b

Patricia Stabile Wells
Marketing and Advertising Professional
Melbourne Area, Australia

KEY STRENGTHS:
· Product testing and development
· Interpersonal skills, business relationship management
· Budget management
· Ability to understand and adapt to different media
· Personnel training and development
· Strong ability to manage team in a stressed enviroment and tight deadlines

Specialties

advertising, billing, budgeting, competitive analysis, customer relations, brand development, direct mail, market research, marketing, networking, qualitative research, research, strategic planning, television and radio production, web site planning and development

Education
Manhattan College
Bachelor of Arts
Communications Major
1998

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Wells, Patricia Stabile [MC1998]

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* Posted on: Wed, Jan 27 2010 11:19 PM

JObit: Neff. Walter Francis [MC1956 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=139008113

WALTER NEFF

Walter Francis Neff 1934 ~ 2010

Our loving husband, father, Papa and brother died at home on January 27, 2010 surrounded by his wife and daughters. He endured courageously and fought valiantly against melanoma.

He was born on February 5th, 1934 in the Bronx, NY to the late John and Catherine Neff. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1956 and served in the United States Army. Walter worked for American Express and in 1981 he was transferred to Salt Lake City from the East Coast and retired in 2000.

Walter was a great fan of the New York Yankees and wore their cap proudly wherever he went. He was an avid reader and loved crossword puzzles.

He leaves his loving wife of 47 years, Frances; daughters Patricia McClellan and her husband David, and Catherine Manning and her husband Thomas of Somers, CT. Papa will be missed by his grandchildren Tabitha, Christopher, Samantha, Dominic, Michael and Nicholas. He also leaves behind sister Dorothy (James) Dignetti; two brothers John and Tom (Eileen) Neff; and nieces Jennifer and Caryn.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 29th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1945 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, where a viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Murray City Cemetery, 5490 S. Vine St., Murray. The family would like to express their gratitude and heartfelt thanks to Rocky Mountain Hospice; memorial donations may be mailed to them at 5242 South College Dr. Ste. 150, Murray, UT 84123. Arrangements entrusted to Starks Funeral Parlor. Online condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.starksfuneral.com

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on January 28, 2010

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Neff. Walter Francis [MC1956 RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/y96xeap

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* Posted on: Thu, Jan 28 2010 9:34 AM

JObit: O’Neill, Peter Vincent [MC1957 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyrecord/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=139014560

Peter Vincent O’Neill

PETER VINCENT O’NEILL GREEN POND

Peter Vincent O’Neill of Green Pond, NJ, died at the age of 77 on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 after a short fight with pancreatic cancer.

Peter was born in Hackensack, NJ and graduated from Manhattan College with a business degree. He owned and operated the Pete O’Neill’s Green Pond Inn for 35 years.

Peter enjoyed tennis, poker and sports, and was a member of St. Simon the Apostle Church and an usher. Pete was one of six children born to the late William and Helen (Marolf) O’Neill Sr.

He was predeceased by his wife, Margot O’Neill; his brother, William O’Neill Jr. and his sister, Mary Jane Kavanagh. He is survived by his wife, Romy (Kasprvy) O’Neill; his six children, Patrick O’Neill and his wife Mary Kay of Mendham, Peter O’Neill of Morristown, William O’Neill of Washington DC, Joni Huang and her husband Ed of Toronto, Canada, Rosemary Serafin and her husband Keith of Clifton, and Kate Friday and her husband John of Madison; his three stepchildren, Daniel Chiariello and his wife Lisa of Sparta, Patlin Chiariello and his wife Melissa of Glenco, MN, and Roy Chiariello and his wife Colleen of Branchburg; his 15 grandchildren, Michael Sternberg, Kayla, Sarah and Matthew O’Neill, Davis and Austin Huang, Keith Jr., Joseph and Margot Serafin, Trey and Drew Friday, David, Jared, Mariah, and Mikayla Chiariello; his sister, Barbara Noone, and his two brothers, James and John O’Neill.

Relatives and friends will be received on Friday Jan. 29th from 3-7pm at the Norman Dean Home for Services 16 Righter Ave., Denville, NJ, http://www.normandean.com, (please light a candle in memory of Pete on web site). All are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial service on Saturday Jan. 30th at 10am at St. Simon the Apostle Church, Green Pond, and committal and interment services at Marcella Union Cemetery. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations to St. Simon the Apostle Church.

Published in Daily Record on January 28, 2010

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O’Neill, Peter Vincent [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/ybpqv3x

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Dear John,

I believe that Vincent is a member of the Class of 1957.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Neill, Peter Vincent [MC1957 RIP]

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* Posted on: Thu, Jan 28 2010 9:46 AM
* Updated: Thu, Jan 28 2010 11:00 PM

JFound: Gatens, Brian (MC1992) Principal Harrington Park BoE

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brian-gatens/19/5a0/45a

Brian Gatens
Principal at Harrington Park Board of Education
Greater New York City Area

Twitter    * bgatens

Education
Manhattan College
Ms.Ed School Administration and Supervision
1998 – 2002
Fordham University
Ms.Ed Reading Specialist
1994 – 1996
Manhattan College
BA Government and Politics
1988 – 1992

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Gatens, Brian (MC1992)

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* Posted on: Thu, Jan 28 2010 10:37 AM

JFound: “c/o Tidewaters, Jasper Kerry” [MC????] one of the 5/8ths

http://tidewaters.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/introducing-your-wedding-starting-linup-part-2/

Introducing your wedding starting linup part 2
January 27, 2010 in Stupid Future Groom | Tags: stupidfuturegroom

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You’ve met the idiots that will be standing next to me on the groom’s side of the church, lets take a look at the other half. Once again, I used the worst possible photos I could find of these people on facebook.

Maid of Honor – Kerry

Kerry is one of the fiance’s two sisters and also currently attends Manhattan College, which is the school the fiance and I attended back in the day. I was under the impression that the maid of honor was supposed to be pretty involved in the wedding planning, but I have yet to get one memo from her, and she also refuses to takes notes when asked.

Since Kerry is a fellow ManColl attendee, more than half of the people in the wedding party (five out of eight) will be Jaspers. This is great news if you are a fan of people who have lived in the Bronx for an extended period of time, but bad if you are a fan of people who had a well-adjusted college experience.

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“c/o Tidewaters, Jasper Kerry” [MC????]

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* Posted on: Thu, Jan 28 2010 3:04 PM

JBlogger: Stagnaro, Melissa [MC1997?] puts part of herself up for bids; her cookies!

http://page2rss.com/e5631ad4d6c78559ba02a234e7235dd6/4775082_4776520

Celebrity Cookie Showdown
Stagnaro, Melissa [MC1997?]
Evening Sun Blog » Melissa

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If you’ve got a soft spot for a good cause, a craving for cookies and a tendency to root for the underdog, I’m your gal.

And did I mention that I’m not too proud to beg?

Please, please, please, bid on my cookies.

And don’t think you’re off the hook if you live out of town, or can’t make Thursday’s fundraiser for some other reason. You can place advance bids by visiting the Children’s Center’s website at http://www.thechildrencenter.org.

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[JR: Jasper Melissa’s cookies are up for bid. For charity. (Not surprising that a Jasper does “charity”.) Would be nice if a remote Jasper was the winning bidder. Certainly would put a shocked smile on her face. She doesn’t think she’s a “celebrity”!]

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* Posted on: Thu, Jan 28 2010 3:20 PM

JNews: Walsh, Joseph G. [MC1980] one of NE Super Lawyers

http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Parent-leadership-breakfast-at-Applebee-s-339200.php

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Attorney Joseph G. Walsh, a principal in the office of Cohen and Wolf, P.C., has been selected for inclusion in the latest issue of New England Super Lawyers magazine.

Eight additional attorneys, also principals of the Bridgeport firm — Richard Albrecht, Jocelyn Hurwitz, Stuart Katz, Irving Kern, Greta Solomon, Austin Wolf, David Zabel, and Ari Hoffman — were included in the publication.

Walsh is chairman of Cohen and Wolf’s personal injury group and a member of the firm’s litigation group. His practice covers personal injury, criminal and commercial litigation. He also supervises many of the enforcement actions filed on behalf of the firm’s municipal clients.

He has been a member of the board of governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association since 2006. He served as president of the Danbury Bar Association in 1997. Walsh received his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School and his B.S., summa cum laude, from Manhattan College.

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Walsh, Joseph G. [MC1980]

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* Posted on: Thu, Jan 28 2010 3:32 PM
* Updated: Fri, Jan 29 2010 7:04 PM

JFound: Groszewski, Walter [MC1984] VP BD Medsphere Systems

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

Walter Groszewski
Vice President, Business Development: Medsphere Systems Corp

Over a 25-year career with IBM, Walter Groszewski has demonstrated an enduring interest in learning and growing with the healthcare IT industry by embracing positions requiring steadily increasing levels of knowledge and responsibility. From 2004 to 2009, Walter’s executive responsibilities included global sales of healthcare provider and information-based medicine solutions, and working with health and human services clients in New York City. His sales achievements include exceeding a significant 2008 global provider revenue target, and growing revenue for information-based medicine solutions from $8 million in the first year of the division to $135 million in the third. Prior to 2004, Walter held executive positions within the life sciences and global services solution groups, where he was a key member of a management team that grew the life sciences business to over $1 billion over a three year period. He added solution management to his resume by overseeing the design, sale and delivery of IBM’s radio frequency identification (RFID) and health data network solutions. Early in his sales career Walter spent several years as a client executive in New York. He began his career with IBM in 1984 as a programmer. Walter is a summa cum laude graduate of the MBA program at Pace University, and a magna cum laude graduate in mathematics and computer science of Manhattan College.

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Groszewski, Walter [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Walter is a member of the Class of 1984.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Groszewski, Walter [MC1984]

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* Posted on: Thu, Jan 28 2010 3:58 PM
* Updated: Fri, Jan 29 2010 7:04 PM

MFound: A Draddy Scholarship

http://varsityinsider.lohudblogs.com/2010/01/28/the-golden-dozen/

The Golden Dozen
January  28

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Tonight at Westchester Country Club, 12 football players from Westchester and Putnam were honored as the 2009 “Golden Dozen” Scholar-Athlete Team.

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• Vincent Draddy Scholarship: P.J. Castracucco, Tuckahoe — Vin Draddy attended New Rochelle High School, where he was a star on multiple teams. Vin went on to attend Manhattan College in the late 1920’s, where he became a star quarterback and team captain. Over the 8 years of high school and college football, he scored over 80 touchdowns. Vin’s professional legacy is legendary, as he is credited with taking a tennis shirt designed by Rene Lacoste and turning it into a cultural icon here in the united states known as the Izod brand of sportwear. Vin is also known for his great philanthropy. He was the founder of the Thunderbird Charity Golf tournament here at Westchester Country club, an event which has now morphed into the Barclays classic still here at Westchester. Vin was also a major benefactor of Manhattan College, where the gymnasium is named after him. Vin also served as the Chairman of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, and help found our Westchester Chapter of the NFF.

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* Posted on: Thu, Jan 28 2010 9:43 PM

JBlogger: Jasper “Nicole Marie” [MC2013?] has a point

http://musingsofafemalecollegestudent.blogspot.com/2010/01/life-in-blah-zone.html

Musings of a Female College Student

Friday, January 1, 2010
Life in the “Blah” Zone
Nicole Marie

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It’s funny–my cousins were playing this basketball video game on Christmas and in the game there are college teams. When they were playing against Duke University, the stands were packed in the game. The Duke students were cheering like crazy. My cousin Sal said it’s like that in real life. I told him to try playing against Manhattan College in the game, since he and I both go there and I wanted to see how the game portrayed us. It showed the Draddy gymnasium, and the stands were…well…the students seemed sporadically placed around the gym. Kind of sparse in comparison to Duke.

It seems like an accurate portrayal.

I’ve noticed this on my campus a lot. Events are planned–good events–by student activities, and yet, there’s a low turnout. Not that many students come–I guess it gets worse as the semester wears on (maybe for the Spring semester it’s the opposite?). Either way, I notice this just in the basic student attitude just walking around campus. I guess one plus side is that a lot of people at Manahttan are pretty chill. There seems to be a good mix of different personalities, thus making it sort of “normal.” But the chillness isn’t supposed to be taken to the extreme. I do come across some people from time to time that are passionate about SOMETHING. Like, say a sport, or student government, or art. But, for the most part, I often think I see a “sea of blah” walking around campus. A majority–maybe 60%, maybe more–seem to have no drive outside of the normal, the mundane.

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[JR: I watched the recently televised Iona game and the stands were half full. Where’s the Sports Marketing Majors? Can’t even fill up the stands with students who can walk there? Advertise to the Alums in Jasper Jottings. Have to solve some problems to be like Duke! Parking, notification, cost, “fun”!!! I used to work with a Dukie. They were organized. He’d get three different phone calls a week from his alumni mates: one for his year of graduation cell, one from his major cell, and one from the first letter of his last name cell. No wonder they fill up the stands. He was called to go to a Duke Women’s Event in the Garden and went; he didn’t know what it was but he was going to have “fun”. Argh, that is what we need. Fun! Bodies!]

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Jasper “Cousin Sal” [MC????]

Jasper “Nicole Marie” [MC2013?]

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* Posted on: Thu, Jan 28 2010 11:55 PM

CARTOON: Breen, Jerry (MC1971) hits grandkids’ money

John: It’s been a while, but I’ll be sending you a bunch of political cartoons in the upcoming weeks. The first one is a collaboration with a friend from Atlanta, Georgia, Fred Rodriguez. More to come in a few days. Thanks again, Jerry Breen

[JR: Jerry always glad to have your input.]

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Breen, Jerry (MC1971)

http://www.newbreen.com/jasperman.html

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* Posted on: Fri, Jan 29 2010 7:33 AM

JNews: Molloy, Caroline [MC1988] a Women of Influence

http://www.irishcentral.com/business/lists/women_of_influence/Caroline-Molloy-Lsts160.html

Women of Influence

Caroline Molloy
Property Manager
Monday Properties

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Caroline Molloy is a real estate professional with 20 years of diversified experience in financial reporting and management of commercial office buildings in the tri-state area. She is currently employed by Monday Properties, a dynamic real estate investment firm that operates all of the properties in its growing portfolio. Molloy, the former vice president of property accounting for Monday Properties, manages 230 Park and 237 Park Avenue properties and is responsible for four million square feet of commercial and retail office space in New York.

230 Park Avenue is one of the city’s most prominent commercial buildings. Just north of Grand Central Terminal, it is an historic landmark that once was New York Central Railroad’s headquarters.

Born in Co. Galway, Molloy immigrated to the U.S. with her family as a child. She received her bachelor’s degree in finance at Manhattan College.

Molloy accredits her Irish wit and humor along with her determination in succeeding in a once male-dominated field. In 2006, she received Monday Properties’ Company Spirit Award.

Molloy’s Irish heritage means “preserving and respecting past Irish traditions through a strong commitment to family, faith and work ethic,” she says.

Molloy resides in Tarrytown, New York with her husband, Ryan Doherty, and her newborn daughter, Ashling.

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Dear John,

I believe that Caroline is a member of the Class of 1988.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Molloy, Caroline [MC1988]

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* Posted on: Fri, Jan 29 2010 9:57 AM
* Updated: Sat, Jan 30 2010 5:32 PM

JFound: Jasper “Jeff and / or Stefanie” [MC????] June 8th, 2008

http://weddingphotographerinnewjersey.com/

Real Weddings by Christopher’s Studio.
Jan 27 2010

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Christopher’s Studio has been creating wedding memories for over 15 years. Over the years we have created many tricks of the trade. From film to digital, darkroom to digital, the art of photography remains the same. The inspiration of our work comes from being artistically-inspired, which allows us to create images that our clients love. Our point of view is usually different than most and we search for these opportunities daily.

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<Picture of the MC sign>

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Jeff and Stefanie cut their wedding cake at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison, New York.

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Jasper “Jeff and / or Stefanie” [MC????]

[JR: Dribs and drabs of this wedding have been coming out over the past months. Here’s a site with all of the pics on it. Beautiful wedding of beautiful people. Break your heart gorgeous. But, who are they? Who’s the Jasper? More than one? Argh!]

[JR: The photo is dated: June 8th, 2008]

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Dear John,

If I read the picture of the “program” that lists the wedding party correctly, I think that the groom is Michael Francis Cifu Class of 2005.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Must be all that legal training looking for loopholes. I missed that piece of detective work.]

Cifu, Michael Francis [MC2005]

[JR: Upon frther review, I’m not sure. Maybe the photog subed in another scorecard?]

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* Posted on: Fri, Jan 29 2010 10:03 AM
* Updated: Sat, Jan 30 2010 5:32 PM

JFound: Fusia, Victor “Vic” M. [MC1938 RIP] added to Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic_Fusia

Victor “Vic” M. Fusia (1915–January 18, 1991) was the head coach of the University of Massachusetts football team from 1961–1970. He compiled an 59–32–2 overall record, including five Yankee Conference championships.

Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, Fusia was a 1938 graduate of Manhattan College and a Navy veteran of World War II. He coached five years in the Pennsylvania high school system in the 1950s and was an assistant coach at Brown and the Pittsburgh before becoming the head coach at Massachusetts.

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Fusia, Victor “Vic” M. [MC1938 RIP]

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* Posted on: Fri, Jan 29 2010 12:14 PM

JFound: Bock, Thomas [MC1994] ExecDir Daylight Forensic

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

Thomas Bock
Executive Director: Daylight Forensic & Advisory

Thomas Bock is an executive director with Daylight in its New York office. He previously was a director at a Big Four accounting firm, where he directed teams performing anti-money laundering services on behalf of large financial institutions.

While at the Big Four accounting firm, Tom developed and implemented an anti-money laundering transaction monitoring and case management tool used to help several global financial institutions assess millions of transactions pursuant to look-back analyses regulators requested under Bank Secrecy Act Suspicious Activity reporting laws.

Before his Big Four experience, Tom served as a financial fraud investigator for Republic National Bank of New York. In this role, he conducted branch investigations, performed due diligence for private banking proposals and implemented fraud-prevention systems to minimize new account fraud and check fraud.

Tom received a master’s degree in economic crime management from Utica College of Syracuse University and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information from Manhattan College. He is also a certified fraud examiner (CFE).

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Bock, Thomas [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1994.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bock, Thomas [MC1994]

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* Posted on: Fri, Jan 29 2010 4:03 PM
* Updated: Sat, Jan 30 2010 5:32 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) and bball crowds

RE: Blogger: Jasper “Nicole Marie” [MC2013?] has a point
http://musingsofafemalecollegestudent.blogspot.com/2010/01/life-in-blah-zone.html
Musings of a Female College Student
Friday, January 1, 2010
Life in the “Blah” Zone
Nicole Marie

Dear John,

I read the attached post about attendance at Manhattan Basketball games. This season student government started the “Jasper Jungle” section at the games. They issued “T” shirts and encouraged the students to wear them at the games. It seemed to catch on. One problem was that a few of the home games were scheduled while the students were off on the winter break, and that effected attendance. Of course the less than stellar record of the team this year has to have an effect as well. But at least some are trying to increase attendance.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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[JR: Glad to hear that. The game I watched on TV was during school and sparsely attended. Maybe my favorite Marketing Prof can make it a class project. Price, Positioning, and Promotion. Price: Maybe a coupon for 10% off at the Green Leaf? :-) Positioning: Free parking outside of the gym? Or, LOL, a “Best Male Jasper Dancer” contest? ROFL, free shirts for alumni? Perhaps, it could be such “fun” that the team’s performance might not be a big deal. Like rooting for the Cubs?]

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* Posted on: Fri, Jan 29 2010 4:55 PM

JObit: Kavanaugh, Sr. Margaret Ellen [MC1971 RIP]

http://stlouisreview.com/article/2010-01-28/funeral-mass-celebra-2

Funeral Mass celebrated for Sr. Margaret Ellen Kavanaugh, OP; died at age 95
Submitted on January 28, 2010

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 21 at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel at the Dominican Convent in Sparkill, N.Y., for Sister Margaret Ellen Kavanaugh, who was a teacher and served in pastoral ministry in the archdiocese, including at the former St. Thomas More Parish in North County for nearly two decades.

Sister Margaret Ellen, 95, died Jan. 17 in Siena Hall Infirmary at the Dominican Convent in Sparkill.

Born Ann Catherine Kavanaugh in St. Louis, she entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill in 1933 and became known as Sister Margaret Ellen, professing her first vows in 1935 and her final vows in 1940. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Webster College in Webster Groves in 1950 and a master’s degree in reading from Manhattan College in New York in 1971.

Sister Margaret Ellen served in the Archdioceses of New York and St. Louis and in the Diocese of Brooklyn. She was teacher at Epiphany School in South St. Louis,1935-39; St. Mary Magdalen in Brentwood, 1940-43 and 1951-54; St. James in South St. Louis,1943-51; St. Kevin in St. Ann, 1960-61; and St. Thomas More in North County, 1974-84. From 1984-92 Sister Margaret Ellen did parish ministry at St. Thomas More Parish. In 2005 she moved to Siena Hall Infirmary.

Burial was in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sparkill.

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Kavanaugh, Sr. Margaret Ellen [MC1971 RIP]

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* Posted on: Fri, Jan 29 2010 10:13 PM

JEmail: Jasper “Nicole Marie” aka Vacca, Nicole Marie (MC2013) comments back

REFERENCE:

JBlogger: Jasper “Nicole Marie” [MC2013?] has a point
January 28, 2010 · Leave a Comment · Edit This
http://musingsofafemalecollegestudent.blogspot.com/2010/01/life-in-blah-zone.html
Musings of a Female College Student
Friday, January 1, 2010
Life in the “Blah” Zone
Nicole Marie

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RECEIVED AT THE NOW DEFUNCT http://jasperjottings-sports.com/

From: Nicole Marie
Date: January 30, 2010 2:03:01 AM EST
To: jasper fjohn 68
Subject: [Jasper Jottings – Sports Dot Com (Hosted on Blogger)] New comment on Reevaluating the time and need for this blog.
Nicole Marie has left a new comment on your post “Reevaluating the time and need for this blog”:

Hey. I see you’ve stopped blogging. How’d you find mine?

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> Hey. I see you’ve stopped blogging. How’d you find mine?
> Saturday, January 30, 2010 2:03:00 AM

Blogger Jasper John R. said…

>Stopped

Manhattan College started sports blogging at GoJasper dot com. Therefore, there was no need for me to fulfill that niche. (Can’t believe the athletic department pays someone to do that for them?)

You mentioned MC in your blog so I featured it in Jasper Jottings. http://jasperjottings-daily.com/

Specifically:

http://jasperjottings-daily.com/2010/01/28/jblogger-jasper-nicole-marie-mc2013-has-a-point/

I didn’t have or couldn’t find your last name or email. Hence the sloppy attribution.

:-)

fjohn68

Saturday, January 30, 2010 7:07:00 AM

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[JR: Isn’t the inet wonderful. Young women send me comments at 2 in the morning! :-) Unfortunately, my wife sets my bed time at 9:45. Otherwise, she says I get testy. And, we know she’s always right! :-) LOL, love my “labor of love”?]

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Vacca, Nicole Marie (MC2013)

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* Posted on: Sat, Jan 30 2010 7:21 AM
* Updated: Sat, Jan 30 2010 2:24 PM

JFound: Bausa, Anthony [MC2004] International Structured Finance

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/anthony-bausa/19/748/601

Anthony Bausa

Senior Associate – International Structured Finance – BNY Mellon
Greater New York City Area

Manhattan College
Finance / Economics, Religious Studies Minor
2000 – 2004

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Bausa, Anthony [MC2004]

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* Posted on: Sat, Jan 30 2010 10:55 AM

JEmail: Pompey, Aliann [MC1999] take second at Millrose

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

Patrice Liquori Athanasidy January 30 at 11:12am

Jasper Ailieen Pompey took second in the 400m at Millrose last night. She was inducted into Manhattan Hall of Fame in 2009.

[JR: Thanks for the report, PAL88. It’s always nice to hear about Jaspers doing well. Jottings needs on-scene reporters!]

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Pompey, Aliann [MC1999]

Athanasidy, Patrice Liquori (MC1988)

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* Posted on: Sat, Jan 30 2010 12:07 PM

JFound: Mason, Nicole D. [MC????] Admin Fifth Street Capital

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

Nicole D. Mason

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant: Fifth Street Capital LLC

Nicole D. Mason is the Receptionist/Administrative Assistant of our investment adviser. Ms. Mason joined Fifth Street in December 2007. Prior to joining Fifth Street, she worked as Administrative Assistant at Trump National Golf Course in Briarcliff Manor, NY.

Ms. Mason received her B.S. in Marketing from Manhattan College.

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Mason, Nicole D. [MC????]

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* Posted on: Sat, Jan 30 2010 4:07 PM

Comment on ENDNOTE: PNG all male Ugandan diplomats?

By Carolyn Predmore

Just obscene. Any group that allows such degradation is missing half of their humanity. Don’t ask if evil still exists – it is here.

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* Posted on: Mon, Jan 25 2010 10:58 PM

Comment on ENDNOTE: PNG all male Ugandan diplomats?

By reinkefj

>Any group that allows such degradation is missing half of their humanity.

We can’t “punish” them, BUT, (there is always a big butt), our political class doesn’t have to reward them with access to our banks to hide their loot, our stores to spend their ill gotten gains, or our entertainment venues to idle away their time. That’s why I like PNGing them. A lot like how my Mom sent me to my room to clean it up with orders “not to come out until it’s done”. Similarly, we should send them to their “room” until it’s cleaned up.

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* Posted on: Mon, Jan 25 2010 11:24 PM

Comment on JBlogger: Jasper “Nicole Marie” [MC2013?] has a point

By Nicole Marie (Vacca)

Thanks for the mention, Jasper John R.! And yes, I am in the class of 2013. My cousin Sal graduated in 2009 and he’s in his fifth year of the 5 year teaching program.

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* Posted on: Sat, Jan 30 2010 12:48 PM

ENDNOTE: 89 year old vet dies of crime

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1243126/
War-veteran-89-burned-death-filling-petrol-lawnmower-
unbelievable-events.html#ixzz0cjAsR2eE

World War II veteran, 89, died in a fireball caused by ‘almost unbelievable’ sequence of coincidences
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:11 PM on 14th January 2010

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An inquest heard today that a box of matches – which Mr Baines kept for lighting candles at church – had probably fallen out of his pocket as he bent down to start the mower.

The great-grandfather then stood on them, creating friction which sparked the matches and ignited the petrol vapours and fuel on his clothes.

When he rushed in a panic into the passageway – where was forced to keep the mower after thieves stole his previous one from the garden shed – the fire was fed by petrol spilt on the floor.

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[JR: A tragic story from the UK. Overlooked is the crime angle. Criminals changed his behavior. At the Final Judgement, will they be called to account? One can only hope. And, we must take care not to allow out common sense to be over-ridden by silly gooferment failures. He was supposed to be protected.]

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“Bon courage a vous tous”

“Dona Nobis Pacem”

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