JASPER JOTTINGS Week 26 – 2010 June 26

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 26 – 2010 June 26

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2011/jj2011W26.html

INDEX 

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Jun 19, 2011

POSITRACTION: Pro-Lifers Do Care After Birth

http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/06/disproving-the-abortion-lie-pro-lifers-dont-care-after-birth

Disproving the Abortion Lie: Pro-Lifers Don’t Care After Birth
by Gerard Nadal, Ph.D. | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 6/6/11 12:19 PM

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One of the greatest lies and slurs hurled at pro-lifers is that we only care about the baby until it is born.

“Are you prepared to pay for that child of poverty in order to help raise it for the next eighteen years? No?? Then shut up about abortion!”

It’s a clever little manipulation, though not much in the way of an argument.

Responsibility for raising the child resides with the parents, not society. To suggest that the mother and father of a poor and unexpected child cannot be counted on to be the primary providers of their child is to infantilize the parents and inject chaos into the lives of the family. Our inner-cities suffer from just this sort of chaos with generational poverty that traces its roots back to the well-intentioned Great Society programs begun in the 1960′s. For decades people have lamented that there must be a better way.

There is, and two of the architects of this better way are Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., and Mr. Christopher Bell, Co-Founders of Good Counsel Homes. I worked briefly with Chris Bell at Covenant House in Times Square when I began there in 1983. Covenant House was a shelter for homeless teens, and Chris and I worked with the mothers and babies. Chris thought more needed to be done for homeless pregnant women, and was challenged by Father Groeschel to do something himself. So, in 1985, Chris and Father Groeschel opened the first of what would grow into five homes for mothers and their babies. Soon after, Chris opened a home in my parish.

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[JR: I disagree with the “well-intentioned Great Society programs”; I’d assert that politicians and bureaucrats are never “well intentioned”. That’s the inherent nature of the tragedy. There is a huge difference between effective charity and symbolic political posturing of the knave. All that aside, here’s an example of how it has to be done. Personally. Now, since not everyone can be Mother Teresa. … … “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” — Mother Teresa … … Your checkbook can provide the support these types of activities need. Sure, it’s better to be in the trenches, but there’s also a need to supply the “bullets” as well. Your vocation is where you find it. And, the only “sin” is not to look. I’m sure my fellow alum have already learned this. But, I’m still blundering along. So allow me to share my “wow” moments. How does that St. A’s prayer go: “… just not yet”? In any event, one can NOT claim the mantle of being “pro life”, if one doesn’t follow it to the logical conclusions — pro after birth, anti death penalty, anti unjustified war, anti human dignity. I add that you have to be “pro choice” too (aren’t labels hard to deal with?) and stop using force on other human beings but convince them by the light of your conduct. Then turn it all over to Amazing Grace for a successful conclusion. Just doing my part as I see it, everything else is above my pay grade. Donna Nobis Pacem]

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Jun 19, 2011

JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1967) forgot to mention the website

Hello John,

Thanks, too, for including the outline of Addis Hope in Jasper Jottings. After reading it, I realized that I didn’t include the web site (www.addis-hope.com) that tells Jaspers how to donate to the program. I don’t know if that inclusion is possible but it might prove beneficial if it could be.

Stay tuned,
Greg

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http://www.addis-hope.com

[JR: Always can’t hurt to replug. After all we know how forgetful fat old white guy Jaspers can be. No excuse for not exercising those “purse” moths.]

Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1967)

[JR: After all those years of Katholic Indoctination Kamps, … err I mean Catholic Schools with the Good Sisters and Brothers providing loving instruction, … it still freaks me out to exchange email with a Christian Brother and have him sign off as “Greg”. I expect any minute that Brother Kevin, Brother George, Brother Cronin, or any number of others will pop up and administer a head knuckle bop. Those hurt! And we were all such innocent, polite, and well-behaved boys. :-) Seriously, I got written up for “slouching disrespectfully”. No joke; my Mom saved the letter. ROFL.]

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Jun 19, 2011

JOBIT: Murphy, Fr. William T. [MC1946 RIP] by Coyne, Robert T. (MC1970)

Coyne, Robert T. (MC1970) via a FACEBOOK message:

Father William T. Murphy is a Manhattan College graduate. From “The Long Island Catholic” edition Wednesday June

TLIC – Obituaries

http://www.licatholic.org

FRANKLIN SQUARE — Former pastor, associate pastor and member of the diocesan tribunal, Father William T. Murphy, 88, died June 7. Born on June 5, 1923 in Brooklyn, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and served in the Army from 1942 to 1945. Following World War II

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http://www.licatholic.org/news/2011/06/061511/061511obituaries.html

Jube 15, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 11 | Archives

Father William T. Murphy

FRANKLIN SQUARE — Former pastor, associate pastor and member of the diocesan tribunal, Father William T. Murphy, 88, died June 7.

Born on June 5, 1923 in Brooklyn, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and served in the Army from 1942 to 1945. Following World War II, he completed studies for the priesthood at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 1950 at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Brooklyn.

His first assignment was at St. William the Abbot Church in Seaford as associate pastor, followed by assignments at Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill, Blessed Sacrament Church in Valley Stream, and St. Anne’s Church in Brentwood. In 1964, Father Murphy began an assignment to the diocesan tribunal and in 1972, he was assigned to his first pastorate at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Hempstead. He also served as pastor at SS. Philip and James Church in St. James and as associate pastor at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Elmont before retiring in 1993. He moved into a private residence in Franklin Square and began assisting at St. Catherine of Sienna Church here.

Father Murphy’s Mass of Transferal was celebrated June 10 at St. Catherine of Sienna with pastor Msgr. Richard Figliozzi presiding and Father Anthony Stanganelli as homilist. His funeral Mass was celebrated June 11 by auxiliary Bishop John Dunne with Father Johnny Mendonca as homilist. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn. Father Murphy is survived by his nephews James F. Murphy Jr. and Gerard Murphy and niece Debra Marmaud and their families.

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Murphy, Fr. William T. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John.

I believe that Father is a member of the Class of 1946.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Murphy, Fr. William T. [MC1946 RIP]

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Jun 19, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Herzog, Vanessa [MC1999] AVP at Credit Suisse

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

Herzog, Vanessa [MC1999]
AVP at Credit Suisse
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

Summary: My experiences in a variety of disciplines, through the various roles I have performed throughout my career include web site development, project management, re-engineering, business analysis and testing. The broad level of experience in core business processes and application development has allowed me to effectively perform in any area of a project cycle. I am eager to learn new things, and strive for continued excellence.

* Diverse professional skill set focusing on people leadership, business development, and execution.

* Experience in software development life cycle with a proven ability to get results in a fast paced environment.

* Dynamic thought leader and dedicated team player with a superior commitment to clients.

* Excellent communicator both in English and Spanish with effective interpersonal and strong analytical skills.

Specialties: Project Management, Business Development, Business Requirements Management, Process Re-engineering, Client Service, Results Oriented and Problem Solver

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Jun 19, 2011

JNEWS: Bender, Gene Jr. [MC????], MC connection to the Irish fiddle

http://www.irishcentral.com/story/ent/from_the_hob/a-tribute-to-the-great-coleman-124128624.html

From The Hob
by Paul Keating
Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 11:40 AM
A Tribute to the Great Coleman

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Conway is an assistant district attorney in Westchester by day who keeps his music passion for his leisure time, and currently runs two music sessions in Westchester County. The long established Wednesday night session at Dunne’s Pub in White Plains is classic, but I got to his more recent Sunday afternoon session at Mickey Spillane’s Pub in Eastchester, New York this past weekend.

Gathered around the Bronx native was the venerable Felix Dolan (from the Bronx) who also played and recorded with McGann and Conway over the years.

But there were also a number of young fiddlers around the table who have been blessed with the Conway touch. The oldest was Gene Bender, Jr., an engineering student at Manhattan College and the youngest, nine-year old Haley Richardson from the southern end of New Jersey whose command of the fiddle belies her years. She is already a force to be reckoned with as she grows older for fleadh competitors.

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Bender, Gene Jr. [MC????]

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Jun 19, 2011

MNEWS: MC gets an award winning student

http://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/2011/06/14610/meet-the-2011-suffolk-times-student-journalism-award-winners/

Meet the 2011 Suffolk Times Student Journalism Award winners
By Tim Kelly | June 18, 2011 in Featured Stories

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Every year The Suffolk Times presents one student from each local high school with its annual Student Journalism Award. Each student is awarded a certificate and small scholarship check.

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Claire Leaden, Mattituck High School

In the fall Claire will be attending Manhattan College in Riverdale majoring in communications with a focus on either journalism or public relations. She’s already had the opportunity to write for the student newspaper, “The Quadrangle.”

Claire has been a writer for The Mattitalk,” performed in the schools dramas and a musical, served as president of the French Club and has danced for 11 years at the North Fork Academy of Dance in Cutchogue.

Seems Claire has been bitten by the travel bug. She hopes her trip to France and Greece a year ago is just the beginning and will be followed by other excursions in her college years and beyond.

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[JR: Good press for MC and sounds like a talented Jasper. Glad standards weren’t so high when I applied.]

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Jun 20, 2011

JOBIT: O’Donnell, Patrick N. [MC1985 RIP]

BREAKING FROM OUR USUAL PRECEDENT OF WAITING FOR A CONFIRMED NEWS STORY

June 20, 2011 12:04 AM

Re: Patrick N. O’Donnell,’85 RIP

Dear John,

The NY Daily News had an obituary for Patrick on Sunday, did we catch it?

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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O’Donnell, Patrick N. [MC1985 RIP]

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June 20, 2011 6:14 AM

Not on legacy yet. Maybe later?

fjohn68

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Not on legacy or the NYDN website as of 0950. Maybe tomorrow. fjohn68

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[JR: Again, we think we have this correct but are unable to confirm it with the usual sources. Please stand by for further details.]

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Dear John,

Below is the Obituary that appeared in last Sunday’s NY Daily news (8/19/11):

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

“Patrick N. O’Donnell on June 17, 2001 suddenly at the age of 48. A graduate of St. Nicholas of Tolentine H.S. & Manhattan College. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Liz, Bernadette and Kevin. Proud Uncle of Mary, Big, Matthew, Christopher, Tommy, Bernadette, Neil and Mave. Also remembered as a dear nephew, cousin and friend to many. Reposing Monday and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at RIVERDALE-ON-HUDSON Funeral Home, 6119 Riverdale Ave.Bronx. Mass of Christan Burial Wed 10:45 AM St Margaret of Crotona Church. Internment Gate of Heaven. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Sean Tolan to John F, Kennedy Catholic High School, 54 Route 138 Somers NY 10589 would be appreciated.”

[JR: Way too young and amazingly “quiet” from an inet perspective. That’s why we need all those eyes and ears. Inet search is by no means complete.]

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2011/06/19/2011-06-19_sun_0619__death_notices.html?page=2

[JR: Now it shows up on the nydailynews site?]

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Jun 20, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Kazemi, Mehdi [MC1982] Chief Engineer at National Grid

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mehdi-kazemi/29/772/587

Kazemi, Mehdi [MC1982]
Plant manager / Chief Engineer at National Grid
Greater New York City Area
Utilities

Summary: A results-driven manager with years of experience in the Electric Business Unit., operations and management of a multi disciplinary organization. A decisive leader with proven success in generation, strategic thinking, and problem solving with a great track record in engineering and operations of fossil plant generating stations, who is capable of delivering beyond target whilst maintaining costs and driving process improvements. Effectively achieves objectives through planning and organizing, possessing real enthusiasm and determination for turning around areas of low productivity into highly productive sections.

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Jun 21, 2011

ADMINISTRIVIA: MC looking for adjunct

MC is looking for an alum, with a Masters or better, in Marketing to teach an “essentials marketing course” this fall. Reply with resume and cover c/o essentialmarketing at reinke.cc. Tempus is fugiting.

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Jun 21, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Jabour, Bill [MC2002] Dir Annual Giving at Albany College of P

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bill-jabour/4/3b0/b36

Jabour, Bill [MC2002]
Director of Annual Giving Alumni Relations at The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany, New York Area
Public Relations and Communications

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Jun 22, 2011

JNEWS: Jara, José M. [MC1992] Litigation and Arbitration at SNR Denton

http://www.snrdenton.com/news__insights/press_releases/2011-06-21_new_york_expands.aspx

SNR Denton Expands with Three New Partners and a Managing Director in New York

NEW YORK, June 21, 2011

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SNR Denton announced today that Brian S. Cousin, Neil A. Capobianco and Jonathan Evan Goldberg have joined the firm’s New York office as partners, and José M. Jara as managing director, in its Litigation and Arbitration practice. The group joins from Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brian, Neil, Jonathan and José to SNR Denton,” said Michael H. Barr, head of the firm’s Litigation and Disputes department. “Our clients and other lawyers around the globe will dramatically benefit from their knowledge and expertise in employment litigation and counseling, ERISA and employee benefits litigation, executive contracts, and commercial litigation and business disputes.”

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Jara has extensive experience providing guidance on all aspects of ERISA, including plan drafting and design, fiduciary liability insurance, plan assets, prohibited transactions and exemptions, US Department of Labor breach of fiduciary duty investigations and lawsuits and ERISA class action litigation.

Jara received his LL.M. and Certificate in Employee Benefits Law from the Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he was a member of the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender and received a B.S. from Manhattan College.

“I speak for myself, Neil, Jonathan and José when I say we are all ecstatic to join SNR Denton’s growing global firm,” said Cousin. “We look forward to utilizing the firm’s global presence and working with its top-flight practitioners to better serve our current and future clients.”

About SNR Denton

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Jara, José M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Jose is a member of the Class of 1992.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Jara, José M. [MC1992]

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Jun 22, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Connor, Amanda [MC2009] Student at City University of New York

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/amanda-connor/11/298/776

Connor, Amanda [MC2009]
Student at City University of New York
Greater New York City Area
Legal Services

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Jun 22, 2011

JUPDATE: Holmes, Lindsie (MC2015) is following @jasperjottings on twitter

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

Lindsie Holmes

im 18 !! ive been a swimmer for 14 years..im gonna go to manhattan college..class of 2015 whaddupp haha..ohh and i LOVE @JUSTINBIEBER-always have, always will♥♥

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Holmes, Lindsie (MC2015)

[JR: While I’ll abstain from taking a position on Justin — that doesn’t sound right — I’m pleased to have followers on Twitter, Facebook, LInkedIn, the blogs, the site or in the Yahoo group. But really it’s all about really connecting two followers on a personal level. Social media makes the finding and connection part of networking easy; it doesn’t do anything for the “pay it forward” / “seek to help; then, be helped” / “follow up or follow thru” aspects of networking that create value and those unique value equations. (Reference Lucht’s book for his formal definition of “networking”. OK, let’s all generate value.]

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Jun 23, 2011

JOBIT: Volek, Alfred G. [MC???? RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=Alfred-Volek&pid=152157265

Alfred Volek

VOLEK Alfred G., 94, born in New York City, a resident of Hillsdale, NJ for 55 years on Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Beloved husband of Mary L. Volek (nee Recasino) of 69 years. Devoted father of Maryann DeVuyst, Allyson Volek, Nancy Volek Verkerk, Dr. Gregory J. Volek, and James Volek. Also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Gregor and Albina, brother Ernest.

Alfred attended local schools and Manhattan College. He was a retired Quality Control Manager with Becton Dickinson in Parsippany, NJ.

Member of Sokol Clubs; 4th Degree Knight, St. Thomas More Knights of Columbus, Westwood; Hillsdale Planning Board for 47 years.

Funeral from Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Friday at 9 AM. Funeral Liturgy at Church of St. John The Baptist, Hillsdale, NJ at 10 AM. Entombment, Garden of Memories, Township of Washington, NJ. The family will receive their friends on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Becker Funeral Home.

Published in The Record and Herald News on June 22, 2011

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Volek, Alfred G. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=alfred-volek&pid=152157265&cid=full

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Dear John,

I do not find anything for Alfred in my “stuff”.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Jun 23, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Greco, Marissa [MC2009] Marketing Intern for Career Athletes

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marissa-greco/23/3b3/25a

Greco, Marissa [MC2009]
Marketing Intern for Career Athletes
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising

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Jun 24, 2011

MNEWS: MC gets a mention in the WSJ

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304791204576401930158962312.html

HOUSES OF WORSHIPJUNE 24, 2011
Are Catholic Colleges Catholic Enough?
Federal regulators pass judgment on religious character.
By PATRICK J. REILLY

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The D.C. Circuit has formally embraced Justice Breyer’s reasoning twice over the past decade, instructing the NLRB to stop interfering with any college or university that “holds itself out to students, faculty and community as providing a religious educational environment.” In ruling against St. Xavier University and Manhattan College, NLRB regional staff seem to have ignored that instruction.

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[JR: As a little L libertarian, I’d say that we need to nuke the NLRB and all the other Gooferment activities that stray from a strict Constitutional reading. Then, lets see if we can’t cut some more. Where the people fear the government … …]

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Jun 24, 2011

MNEWS: An MC connection to a business

http://www.antonnews.com/roslynnews/sports/16068-rba-sports-a-roslyn-success-story.html

RBA Sports: A Roslyn Success Story
Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00
Helping Local Hoopsters Achieve Their Dreams

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He promoted Beamon to numerous schools, including St. John’s, Syracuse, UConn, Manhattan, Fairfield, Siena, Stony Brook and others, and with the help of George’s friend and AAU Coach Rich Silverstein, B.J., in May 2009, was able to help get George a formal scholarship offer from Manhattan College, one that was eventually formalized.

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[JR: Interesting?]

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Jun 24, 2011

JNEWS: The Veros, Bernadette [MC1990] and Tony [MC1987] daughter to MC

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110624/NEWS03/106240350/Tappan-Zee-High-School-graduates-214

Tappan Zee High School graduates 214
1:22 AM, Jun. 24, 2011

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Bernadette and Tony Vero of Palisades were there to watch their oldest, Grace Vero, graduate. Her sisters Maria and Laura attended, as did family friend Julia Ball.

“I’m just happy to see she’s moving on and going to college,” Bernadette Vero said.

Tony Vero said he graduated from TZ, as the school is popularly called, in 1980.

Grace Vero will attend another of her father’s — and mother’s — alma maters, Manhattan College, in the fall.

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Vero, Bernadette [MC????]

Vero, Tony [MC????]

[JR: Now that’s a Jasper family!]

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Dear John,

I believe the Bernadette is a member of the Class of 1990, and Anthony is a member of the Class 1987.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Vero, Bernadette [MC1990]

Vero, Tony [MC1987]

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Jun 24, 2011

JNEWS: Thieke, Stephen G. [MC1969] Senior Adv at Promontory Financial Grp

http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20110623006355/en/Promontory%3B-consulting%3B-financial-services%3B-banking%3B-risk-management

Stephen G. Thieke Brings Deep Regulatory and Private Sector Experience to New Role at Promontory

June 23, 2011 03:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time

WASHINGTON–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Stephen G. Thieke, an expert in financial services risk management, strategic development, and corporate governance, has been named a Senior Adviser at Promontory Financial Group, and a member of the consulting firm’s Advisory Board.

Mr. Thieke, who is based in the New York office, brings an extraordinary blend of management, board, and advisory experience amassed over four decades in financial services regulation and the private sector to his new role. He had a 20-year career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before moving into the private sector in 1989, and has since held senior staff or board positions at J.P. Morgan & Co., PNC Financial Services Corp., Risk Metrics Group, and the U.K. Financial Services Authority, among other organizations.

“Financial Reform: A Framework for Financial Stability.”

“Steve has a remarkable range of experience, shaped through many years in the top ranks of private industry and government agencies, in management and on boards, and in the U.S. and abroad,” said Eugene A. Ludwig, Promontory’s founder and chief executive officer. “The ability to draw on his rich background and proven versatility will be a tremendous asset for Promontory and its clients.”

“I am pleased to be part of the Promontory team, and to have the opportunity to help our clients solve their most pressing problems as the financial services industry comes through a period of tremendous dislocation,” Mr. Thieke said.

At Promontory, Mr. Thieke joins a unique team of professionals that includes former senior financial services regulators and executives. Promontory provides strategic advice and assistance to many of the world’s leading financial services companies. The firm has a particular emphasis on developing practical solutions to address regulatory, risk, controls, compliance, governance, capital, and liquidity issues.

Mr. Thieke started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 1969, and served in progressively senior management positions, rising to executive vice president. At various time during his tenure at the Reserve Bank, he oversaw Credit and Capital Markets, Banking Supervision, and Securities Operations.

He left to become a managing director of J.P. Morgan & Co. During a decade there, he was head of the Corporate Risk Management Group and later chairman of the Risk Management Committee. During his final year at J.P. Morgan, Mr. Thieke also served as chairman of Risk Metrics, a leading provider of risk management tools and information, and continued in that role for five years after J.P. Morgan spun it off as a private company. After a three-year hiatus, he rejoined Risk Metrics as lead director, chairman of the nominating and governance committee, and subsequently as chairman of the board, a role he held until Risk Metrics was sold to MSCI last year.

Over the past decade, Mr. Thieke has been particularly prominent in the financial industry in various board and advisory roles. He was member of the board of directors of PNC Financial Services Corp., and served as chairman of the Audit Committee and later as chairman of the Risk Committee. He also served two three-year terms as a non-executive director of the U.K.’s Financial Services Authority, was an adviser to the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and was a member of the global advisory board of JER Partners, a real estate investment and asset management company in suburban Washington, D.C.

Mr. Thieke worked closely with former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker on the Group of Thirty’s financial reform project, and was the principal author of its 2009 report, “Financial Reform: A Framework for Financial Stability.”

Mr. Thieke earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Manhattan College. Notes to Editors:

About Promontory

Promontory Financial Group, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the premier global consulting firm focused on financial services companies. Promontory has offices in New York, San Francisco, and Atlanta, and affiliate offices in Brussels, Dubai, London, Milan, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. Eugene A. Ludwig, who served as U.S. Comptroller of the Currency under President Clinton, founded Promontory in 2001.

Visit us on the web at http://www.promontory.com. Contacts Promontory Financial Group Debra Cope, 202-384-1011 dcope@promontory.com

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Thieke, Stephen G. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Thieke, Stephen G. [MC1969]

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Jun 24, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Monaco, Christian [MC1993] Treas Mgr at Centre Insurance Co

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/christian-monaco/11/357/9b8

Monaco, Christian [MC1993]
Treasury Manager at Centre Insurance Company
Greater New York City Area
Banking

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Jun 24, 2011

ADMINISTRIVIA: 6/27 MC Prez in SanFran

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

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Paul Avvento

Monday June 27th is the MC Alumni/Meet the President event in San Francisco. If you’re in the Bay Area and want more info send me a message!

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[JR: FYI, I, like Sargent Shultz, who says “I know nuthin, Nuting, Nothing at all”! FYI!]

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Jun 25, 2011

JFOUND: McKenzie, James [MC????] Derby HoF

http://naugatuckvalley.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-derby-hall-of-fame-members.html

BLOGS > VIEW FROM THE VALLEY

A View from the Valley is part of the New Haven Register but will provide a unique experience for readers who love Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Shelton as much as we do. Come back every day and we promise to give you a view from the Valley that you won’t find anywhere else.

Friday, June 24, 2011

New Derby Hall of Fame members announced

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DERBY – Mayor Anthony Staffieri has announced the selection of five new members to the Derby Hall of Fame.

They include William F. Durand, Rev. John Jordan Dillon, James McKenzie, Col. Holton Wood, and Major Wilbur Fiske Osborne. The five will have their bricks added to the Hall of Fame Plaza on Division Street in time for Derby Day.

Their induction brings to 29 the number of people in the Hall of Fame since it was started in 2007. The Derby Hall of Fame is made up of Derby natives and residents who have helped to shape the course of history through their achievements at the local, state, national or international level. Each of these individuals selected was either born in Derby or lived here at some point in his/her life.

“I am honored and privileged to recognize these Derby citizens who have helped shaped Derby’s unique and special history,” Staffieri said, in an announcement. “They are the very essence of what it means to be a Derbyite.”

Jack Walsh, chairman of the Greenway Committee, which selected the Hall of Fame members, said those selected have significant achievements in the education and literacy arenas.

“For a small city, the city has turned out an incredible number of talented men and women who have gone on to major achievements in their chosen fields, and this year’s class is no exception,” Walsh said.

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James McKenzie was another Franklin School student who went on to head a major Catholic University in America. After Franklin School, he attended a boarding school in Maryland run by the Brothers of Christian Schools. He went on to Columbia and Manhattan College and did post graduate work at Columbia and Harvard. He pursued a teaching career and taught at a variety of Christian Brothers schools before becoming president of Manhattan in 1932, a position he held until 1938.

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For more complete information on each of these new members of the Derby Hall of Fame, visit the city’s website at http://www.electronicvalley.org/derby.

Labels: Derby

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McKenzie, James [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not have a year for Brother (James) A. Patrick McKenzie FSC, but I do show that he was the President of Manhattan College from 1932 to 1938.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Jun 25, 2011

JEMAIL: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) thinks suit should be dismissed

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Gender-Separation-May-Not-Fly-at-Catholic-U-124198544.html

Gender Separation May Not Fly at Catholic U
Discrimination suit appears in the offing
Monday, Jun 20, 2011 | Updated 2:21 PM EDT

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GW prof John Banzhaf argues that the plan to gender-segregate all of the school’s dorms constitutes illegal sex discrimination under the District of Columbia’s Human Rights Act.

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[JR: I hope the judge says: “Excuse me, Prof. But I assume you have heard of the First. Please exit the courtroom. Have a nice day. Oh, and by the way, you owe CU a few bucks for frivolous litigation.” But expecting “justice” from a Gooferment court is like expecting … pigs to fly! (Yeah, I know keep it in the ENDNOTES. But this week’s endnote slot was already full.) ]

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Jun 25, 2011

JBLOGGER: Acevedo, Joe [MC1982] blogs on the financial market

http://blogs.minyanville.com/joe-acevedo/

About Joe Acevedo

Joe Acevedo is a private trader of financial futures who abides by the notion of “think macro, trade micro”. Joe graduated college from Manhattan College concentrating in Finance & dabbled with all things quantitative from marketing to econometrics in his post graduate & doctoral fellowship studies. Joe spent his career in financial information companies, beginning in the mailroom at Standard & Poor’s to a director at Dow Jones, with an entrepreneurial stint along the way in the UK. After having made close to probably every trading mistake under the sun, he has survived and has now spent the last several years trading professionally. Joe lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter. His oldest daughter attends college in New York City. He welcomes your feedback & comments.

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Acevedo, Joe [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Acevedo, Joe [MC1982]

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Jun 25, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Brown, Keisha M. [MC2004] Webmaster at Webb Institute

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

Brown, Keisha M. [MC2004]
Webmaster & Software Engineer at Webb Institute
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

Twitter: KiiMediaGroup

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Jun 25, 2011

ENDNOTE: MC “… with one LinkedIn page”?

[JR: I preempted the regularly scheduled ENDNOTE for this RANT about something that just happened today. Maybe time will make this just dumb. But, like the kitten sleeping by the rocking chair, my “tail” just got rocked on.]

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

[JR: There are ten “MC Alum” groups on LinkedIn in various stages of abandonment or in minimal use. There has been of late a few messages about “condensation”. Which I suggested privately to the group owners eons ago. Recently, @MarjorieApel, the MC “jobs” lady, commented. Normally, I’d butt out. But, having had to listen to too many whines and rants from Alums over the years about getting “screwed” in this MC offering or that — as if I was doing it — I couldn’t contain my frustration.]

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Marjorie Apel • Manhattan College is in the process of redesigning its website with one LinkedIn page for MC and subgroups. When that all gets in place, the word will go out and this should all be simplified. In the meantime, stick with us for information, job listings and discussions.

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[JR: You have to be … kidding me. MC is rebranding. Great. But now, “they” are going to come over the hill, take everything over, and “save” us poor befuddled Alumni? Sorry, been there, done that, have the T-shirt, and the scars from it. Because of Jasper Jottings and a willingness to listen, every time MC drops the Alums in the … <synonym for excrement> … I have helped my fellow alums salvage what they can. Is MC going to “take over” all the LinkedIn groups? Does this portend some type of heavy handedness? I hope not. Then you’ll see a real war break out.]

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@MarjorieApel: Dearest Marge, I love the work you do for the students and alums, but you have to be kidding. MC is late to the social media party, is at best a dilettante in relating to the Alumni, and will flitter off to do something else when the mood suits someone in the administration. The “road” is littered with promises made to the Alumni which were broken, discarded, and conveniently forgotten when it suited MC. Little Orphan Annie’s comrades were better treated. As I’ve discussed with various folks at MC on numerous occasions, MC has to earn it’s way back into the conversation. I don’t see how they are doing that. And, as such, I’d say it’s very nice that MC is doing “something”. But Alums have been taught by so many failed initiatives, to continue to do their own thing. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — attributed to Einstein … Looking to MC for anything is repetition. Even if 10 “Manhattan College Alumni LinkedIn Groups” is inefficient, I’d keep them over ANYTHING from MC. At least, I know there are 10 fellow alums who are trying to provide something. And, as bad as they do it, at least, I know they tried their best. MC’s totally undependable. imho. Sorry to say.

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[JR: MC is NOT the Alums best friend. At best, they are inconsistently incompetent. At worst, they are an absolute hindrance. They ignore the first rule of networking: “First seek to help and then be helped.” The Alums have been abused. And like a battered spouse, history is forecast. imho!]

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[JR: Here’s some inside baseball. Green book; disaster. MCOLDB; alums spent effort updating to have it taken off-line with ZERO notice. Eternal ids, disaster; one alum was using it for his new biz; no notice, gone. I spent a week cajoling a redirect out of my comrades on the IT staff. At the time, it wasn’t easy to do. And, secretly too. They jury rigged something that passed the mail, but we all had to promise not to mention it lest they take flak. And, we should trust any MC offering? Anyone can do what they want, but no thanks. I continue to advise anyone who will listen that they need their own domain and their own stuff. It’s cheaper and more reliable in the long run. Maybe I came down on a lovely dedicated MC lady too hard. But I am tired of the results when the circus parade leaves town. Maybe the next generation will be an easier sell. Argh to argh power. Patience level = x, as a limit function with x approaching zero. Does anyone get the idea that I have a raw nerve where this is concerned. Sorry.]

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