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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 02 – 2014 January 12

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 02 – 2014 January 12

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

 http://www.jasperjottings.com/2014/jj2014W02.html

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POSITRACTION: Two young women in 1916 are examples of courage

2014-Jan-05

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/04/20/090420fa_fact_wickenden?currentPage=all

Annals of Adventure
Roughing It
What two young women found in the Rockies.
by Dorothy Wickenden April 20, 2009

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In 1916, a pair of 29-year-old women, bored with their lives in Upstate New York, took teaching jobs in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains. This is what they found.

Late on the evening of July 27, 1916, after a five-day journey culminating in a twelve-hour train ride across the Continental Divide, Rosamond Underwood and Dorothy Woodruff arrived at the depot in Hayden, Colorado. They had been hired to teach at the new school in Elkhead, in the mountains seventeen miles north of town. The two women, who were fleeing privileged but unfulfilling lives in the East, had got on the train in Denver. They regarded it, Dorothy said, as “something of a joke,” with its halting progress and periodic breakdowns, but by the end of the journey they were awed by the engineering feat that the rail line represented: it was the highest ever built in North America. They spent the long hours on the observation platform and in the parlor car, preparing for their classes and talking with other passengers. When they finally got to Hayden, they saw that the depot consisted of a single boxcar. The train door opened, and they were greeted by their employer, Farrington Carpenter—a young cattle rancher, Hayden’s first attorney, and the man who was largely responsible for the existence of the school.

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Imagine the huevos muchos grande for two women to do this?

By comparison, our “forefathers”, and “foremothers”, were much more courageous than this generation.

My idea of taking a risk is eat at White Castle as opposed to McDonalds.

The most daring thing I’ve done is to drive in the DC metro traffic.

My paternal grandmother traveled the Oregon Trail in a Conestoga wagon as a young teen age bride. By comparison, I’m a wimp.

Next time, I’m faced with what I consider a tough choice, I’ll think ‘what would those two ladies do’.

And, maybe my huevos muchos pequeño will match the challenge.

I’m sure my fellow alums do much better.

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JBLOGGER: O’Bannon, Deb [MC1983] UMKC sabbatical to Israel

2014-Jan-05

http://debinisrael.blogspot.com/2014/01/saying-farewell.html

About Me

Dr. Deb O’Bannon

For 23 years, Deb O’Bannon has taught civil engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from MIT, a Master of Engineering degree in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College in New York and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers.

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O’Bannon, Deb [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Deb received her Masters in 1983.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

O’Bannon, Deb [MC1983]

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[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

JFOUND: Trinidad, Julie [MC????] Case Manager Parker Waichman

2014-Jan-05

http://www.yourlawyer.com/Bios/PW_Full_Bios.html

Julie Trinidad

Ms. Trinidad has over fifteen years of extensive experience in the field of personal injury law. Prior to joining Parker Waichman she worked as a senior paralegal with a law office specializing in personal injury claims and gained valuable experience working as a bodily injury negotiator for a major insurance carrier . Ms. Trinidad currently oversees the development of Parker Waichman’s negligence claims involving automobile accidents and premise liability from inception to settlement under the supervision of our attorneys. Ms. Trinidad holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Manhattan College, paralegal certification from Queens College and personal training certification from Hofstra University.

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Trinidad, Julie [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Julie.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Hapka, Alexander R. [MC1971] Walden University MBA Faculty

2014-Jan-05

http://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=94&navoid=22667

Walden University

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Faculty –

Alexander R. Hapka, B.S., Manhattan College; M.S., Stony Brook University; Ph.D., New York University.

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Hapka, Alexander R. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Alexander is a member of the Class of 1971.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hapka, Alexander R. [MC1971]

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JLINKEDIN: Duffy, Brendan [MC2006] Director, Project Management at Shift Forex

2014-Jan-06

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brendan-duffy/b/2a9/6b0

Duffy, Brendan [MC2006] Director, Project Management at Shift Forex

Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

Summary

– Business development in derivatives (futures, options, OTC, commodities).
– Deep product knowledge on commodities, indices, metals, energy, fx, fixed income, and interest rate products,
– Series 3 Associated Person (FINRA)
– Strong financial sales record; personal book & team goals.
– Client development and retention
– Developed own trades strategy through my own fundamental and technical analysis with a high success rate.
– Trading, Hedging, Risk Management
– Hands on, front/middle office

My Market Commentary Blog http://bdmarket.tumblr.com

Specialties:Sales, Relationship Management, Client Development, Execution, Trading, Education, Futures, Options, Commodities, Exchange traded products, OTC products, and Risk Management.

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JHQ: MC Alumni Connection January 2014

2014-Jan-07

http://goo.gl/n08mMe

Happy New Year from Manhattan College

The Alumni Relations office would like to wish its Jasper community a happy, safe and healthy New Year. We hope to see you in 2014 at one of our alumni events!

Manhattan College to Honor STV Group President and CEO

Manhattan College will honor Milo Riverso ’81, Ph.D., P.E., CMM, chief executive officer (CEO) and president of STV Group, Inc., one of the nation’s largest engineering and architectural planning, design and construction management firms, with the 2014 De La Salle medal at the College’s annual fundraising dinner on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. The event will be held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Learn more.

Travel with Manhattan College

The Alumni Relations office has partnered with several travel agencies including GoNext, World Cultural Tours and AHI Travel. Each company has created exciting land and sea programs for Manhattan alumni, family and friends to join other Jaspers around the world. Several itineraries are available in 2014.

GoNext’s spring and summer offerings include a Mediterranean Grandeur cruise, European Tapestry cruise (early booking extended through Feb. 28), and an Alaskan Frontiers and Glaciers cruise (early booking discount extended through Jan. 17).

World Cultural Tours’ featured program is a spectacular 9-day Tour to Ireland in October.

AHI Travel has put together a variety of programs including a cruise of the Mosel, Rhine and Main Rivers, a cruise of the Panama Canal, and a tour of Italy’s Lake District. Save up to $500 by taking advantage of the exclusive Alumni Traveler Presale. Learn more.

Start Your New Year’s Resolution with Town Sports International

Manhattan College alumni are invited to take advantage of the corporate membership discount for a one year Passport Membership, which allows access to any of the 160+ locations, any time. See a list of club locations in your area. Start your New Year’s resolution today and take advantage of a $0 initiation fee (regulary $149) and get the rest of the month free! Thereafter, the membership is $77/month.

To enroll, contact Barbara Lichtenberger, corporate wellness consultant, Town Sports International, at barbara.lichtenberger@tsiclubs.com or(917) 351-6680 ext. 1009.

Upcoming Alumni Pregame Receptions

Alumni Men’s Basketball Game
Sunday, Jan. 12
Prior to the men’s basketball game against Marist at 2 p.m., more than 30 Manhattan basketball alumni will take part in the alumni game, including Jasper greats from the last four decades. Former basketball players interested in participating may contact Russ Williams ’92 atrusswilliamsgid@gmail.com.

A reception, sponsored by the Jasper Athletic Club, will be held following the alumni game, at 12:30 p.m. To RSVP for the reception, please email Noah LeFevre at noah.lefevre@manhattan.edu.

During halftime of the Marist game, Manhattan will hold a special recognition ceremony honoring the late Jasper great, Junius Kellogg ’53.Read more.

Manhattan vs. Siena
Friday, Feb. 21
Join us for our annual gathering as the men’s team faces the Siena Saints at the Albany Times Union Center (51 South Pearl St., Albany, NY). The reception will be held at 5 p.m. at Wolf’s 1-11, adjacent to the arena. The reception includes a buffet dinner and two drink tickets. Game tickets are optional. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. REGISTER»

Jaspers of Georgia Luncheon
Sunday, Feb. 23

Jasper alumni, family and friends living in or visiting Georgia are invited to join the College at the annual Atlanta-area luncheon at Cherokee Country Club (665 Hightower Trail, Atlanta, GA). The event, hosted by Bob Fink ’57, will begin at 12 p.m. and is $30 per person. Guests will be joined by Tom McCarthy ’06, director of alumni relations, and Br. Jack Curran ’80, FSC, Ph.D., vice president of mission. REGISTER».

Texas Events
February 2014

Jaspers living in or visiting Texas are invited to join the College for upcoming events in the Lone Star State. Each event will take place from6:30-8:30 p.m. and the all-inclusive dinners are $25 per person. Advance registration is required.

Dallas
hosted by Tom McCall ’72 and Christina Capalbo ’94
Tuesday, Feb. 11
The Westin Stonebriar
1549 Legacy Drive, Frisco, TX

Houston
hosted by John Keves ’77 and Matt Andrews ’06
joined by Ann Marie Flynn ’81, Ph.D., chair of chemical engineering
Thursday, Feb. 13
McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant
1151-01 Uptown Park Blvd., Uptown Park Shopping Ctr, Houston, TX

California Academy of Sciences Nightlife VIP Tour
Thursday, Feb. 27

Join other Bay-area Jasper alumni for a special evening at the California Academy of Sciences (55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco). The schedule of events begins promptly at 6 p.m. and is $55 per person which includes a welcome cocktail reception with open bar and hors d’oeuvres, a behind-the-scenes tour, and a planetarium show. Tickets are limited for this unique outing.

Save the Dates: Florida Alumni Events
March 8 – 15

The Alumni office will be returning in March to host a series of events throughout the Sunshine State. Tentative event schedule includes:

Saturday, March 8: Manhattan Jaspers vs. Florida Gulf Coast University baseball game (doubleheader).
Sunday, March 9: Mass followed by brunch at Pelican’s Nest Golf Club, Bonita Springs.
Monday, March 10: Winter Park dinner reception, potentially followed by a viewing of the MAAC men’s basketball championship game.
Tuesday, March 11: The Villages luncheon.
Wednesday, March 12: West Palm Beach golf outing and dinner reception at Ironhorse Country Club.
Friday, March 14: Sarasota luncheon and Bonita Springs dinner reception.
Saturday, March 15: Naples St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Schedule is subject to change. Details are forthcoming.

2014 Save the Dates

MAAC Basketball Championships

Thursday, March 6 – Monday, March 10

The tournament will be held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA. Read more.

New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Monday, March 17

Read more about the world’s oldest and largest parade.

Jasper Open

Monday, May 5

The College’s premier golf event, the Jasper Open, will be held at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Learn more.

Reunion Weekend 2014

Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8

Mark your calendars for this year’s reunion celebration. Help us plan this special weekend or assist raising funds for your anniversary class gift! Learn more.

For more information, email alumni@manhattan.edu or call (718) 862-7977.

Alumni Resources and Benefits

As an alumnus/a of Manhattan College, the Alumni office invites you to explore many opportunities, discounts, and benefits available. We encourage you to take advantage of these fantastic services. Learn more.

New Features on Alumni Webpage

Now you can update your information, volunteer with other Jasper alumni and submit a prayer request for a family member, friend or fellow Jasper. The Alumni office is pleased to offer these new features online. Visit manhattan.edu/alumni to submit an update, prayer request or to learn about volunteering.

Represent Your Class

The Alumni office is seeking representatives from all graduation years to help maintain and strengthen each class’ connection to the College. By serving as a volunteer, you can encourage event participation, increase alumni knowledge and enthusiasm for alma mater, and assist with efforts to bolster support for the class gift program. For more information, email alumni@manhattan.edu or call (718) 862-7977.

Giving to Manhattan College

With your gift, you can help build the financial foundation to help provide an outstanding Lasallian Catholic education for all Manhattan College students.

There are several ways to support the College. Learn more about ways to give.

Manhattan College Bookstore on the Web

Get all your Manhattan College gear and gifts by visiting the bookstore online.

Jaspers on Social Media

Stay up to date with our official Manhattan College alumni presence on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Please like, join and follow us today.

Jasper Screensavers

Catch the Jasper spirit on your computer screen with custom wallpaper options.

2014 Save the Dates
MAAC Basketball Championships
Thursday, March 6 – Monday, March 10
The tournament will be held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA. Read more.

New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Monday, March 17
Read more about the world’s oldest and largest parade.

Jasper Open
Monday, May 5
The College’s premier golf event, the Jasper Open, will be held at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Learn more.

Reunion Weekend 2014
Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8
Mark your calendars for this year’s reunion celebration. Help us plan this special weekend or assist raising funds for your anniversary class gift!Learn more.
For more information, emailalumni@manhattan.edu or call(718) 862-7977.

Alumni Resources and Benefits
As an alumnus/a of Manhattan College, the Alumni office invites you to explore many opportunities, discounts, and benefits available. We encourage you to take advantage of these fantastic services. Learn more.

New Features on Alumni Webpage
Now you can update your information, volunteer with other Jasper alumni and submit a prayer request for a family member, friend or fellow Jasper. The Alumni office is pleased to offer these new features online. Visitmanhattan.edu/alumni to submit an update, prayer request or to learn about volunteering.

Represent Your Class
The Alumni office is seeking representatives from all graduation years to help maintain and strengthen each class’ connection to the College. By serving as a volunteer, you can encourage event participation, increase alumni knowledge and enthusiasm for alma mater, and assist with efforts to bolster support for the class gift program. For more information, email alumni@manhattan.eduor call (718) 862-7977.

Giving to Manhattan College
With your gift, you can help build the financial foundation to help provide an outstanding Lasallian Catholic education for all Manhattan College students.
There are several ways to support the College. Learn more about ways to give.

Manhattan College Bookstore on the Web
Get all your Manhattan College gear and gifts by visiting thebookstore online.

Jaspers on Social Media
Stay up to date with our official Manhattan College alumni presence on Facebook,LinkedIn and Twitter. Please like, join and follow us today.

Jasper Screensavers
Catch the Jasper spirit on your computer screen with custom wallpaper options.

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JFOUND: Bond, Megan M. [MC1989] practices law near Albany

2014-Jan-07

http://www.iarlaw.com/attorneys/138-megan-m-bond

Ianniello Anderson, P.C.

Megan M. Bond

Megan M. Bond has been admitted as a member of the New York State Bar since 1993. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Manhattan College in 1989. She received a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1992 from Albany Law School. She is a member of the Albany County Bar Association, Mortgage Banker’s Association of Northeastern New York and the Women’s Council of Realtors.

She concentrates in Real Property Law representing buyers, sellers, builders and lenders in residential and commercial real estate closings. She also practices in the area of estate planning and administration, divorce mediation and business formations.

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Bond, Megan M. [MC1989]

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JNEWS: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) poem “Gilt-Gold Borders” in print

2014-Jan-07

FROM GOOGLE+

MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick

Shared publicly  –  Jan 4, 2014

So pleased that my poem “Gilt-Gold Borders” appears in Volume 7 (2014) of The Westchester Review!!

This poem was originally written (and read) for a Peekskill Open Studios event which took place at EMBARK @ EMC in June 2013.

Earlier volumes of this annual publication are available on Amazon.com

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McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) adds a request

2014-Jan-07

Good Afternoon All,

Kathy Muskopf, a friend to many of us, asks for our prayers for her Son, Christopher. Christopher is undergoing Reconstructive Surgery on Thursday on his right ankle and foot. As Kathleen says, it is not life threatening but it is serious surgery. Please keep Christopher, his Mom, and their family in your prayers as we pray that the surgery goes as planned with no complications and a complete and quick recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JNEWS: O’Neill, Patrick (MC1988) new job President COO Unicore Health, Inc.

2014-Jan-07

FROM LINKEDIN

Patrick J. O’Neill has a new job.
Now President and Chief Operating Officer at Unicore Health, Inc.

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

O’Neill, Patrick (MC1988)

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MFOUND: Hugh J. Grant [prior to 1891 RIP] 88th mayor of NYC

2014-Jan-07

http://frenchhatchingcat.com/2014/01/03/tom-cat-pet-of-city-hall/

In 1891, Hugh J. Grant was in his third year as the 88th mayor of New York. A graduate of Manhattan College and a Tammany Hall Democrat, he was the youngest mayor in the city’s history when he took office at the age of 31. Grant would be the first of six mayors to serve during Tom’s long rein as the city’s official mascot.

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JFOUND: Damiani, Bettina [MC1992] Project Director, Good Jobs New York

2014-Jan-07

http://www.ubmfuturecities.com/radio.asp?doc_id=526342&piddl_msgid=99823#msg_99823

Government
| Policy
Bettina Damiani, Project Director, Good Jobs New York

At Good Jobs New York, Bettina Damiani has worked to bring more transparency and public participation to the use of subsidies for large economic development projects. Her research has looked at the allocation of federal funds after the attacks at the World Trade Center site and the subsidies for a new Yankee Stadium. Before joining GJNY, she worked for New York City Public Advocate Mark Green and the Coalition for the Homeless. She has a BA in communications and peace studies from Manhattan College and a master’s degree in urban affairs from Hunter College. She is also a recipient of the 2006-2007 Revson Fellowship at Columbia University.

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Damiani, Bettina [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Damiani, Bettina [MC1992]

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JLINKEDIN: Genovese, Amanda L. [MC????] Associate Attorney at Barton LLP

2014-Jan-08

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/amanda-l-genovese/32/78a/8b6

Genovese, Amanda L. [MC????]
Associate Attorney at Barton LLP
New York, New York
Law Practice

Summary

I am currently an associate at Barton LLP, a boutique corporate firm in Manhattan, where I focus my practice on commercial litigation and corporate transactions.

Prior to joining Barton LLP, I was selected to serve as a Telecommunications Fellow at the Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey to work closely with the Board of Public Utilities. I also volunteered at the Brooklyn Bar Volunteer Lawyers Project, lobbied for reform of the Fair Labor Standards Act and helped to introduce legislation through a public interest organization.

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Amanda.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Batist, Raquel [MC1999] Executive Director of the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights

2014-Jan-08

http://www.docstoc.com/?docId=166246733&download=1

City Finance Interviewee biography handout

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Raquel Batista is Executive Director of the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights. Born and raised in the Bronx and currently living in Washington Heights, Raquel E. Batista is also an attorney and co-founder of the Latina Political Action Committee. As a leader in the Latina/o, Dominican and New York City immigrant community, she has taken an active role in both the policy and political arena on issues affecting the poor, communities of color and immigrants. Ms. Batista has worked since 2004 as the Executive Director of Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights.  Under her leadership, NMCIR has expanded its programs from solely immigration work to registering voters, immigrant worker rights and economic rights. In the spring of 2006, Ms. Batista helped organize the immigrant rights marches on April 10 and April 24 in Washington D.C.  In addition, she has appeared on the Gabe Pressman Show, Univision 41, Telemundo 47 / Telemundo National, CBS and NY1 en Español discussing issues of immigration, deportation and voting.  In September 2006, Ms. Batista was selected as keynote speaker at the Dominican Women’s Development Center gala. Ms. Batista was also honored by El Diario la Prensa as one of the top 50 Latinas in New York 2005. As an adjunct professor in the Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Department at John Jay College/CUNY during the spring of 2006, Ms. Batista taught on issues of race, class, ethnicity and immigration. As a founding member of the Latina Political Action Committee, Ms. Batista played an active role in defining and implementing the mission and vision of Latina PAC from 2003 to the present; in 2005, she represented Latina PAC in the announcement of the PAC’s endorsement of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and was a speaker at the “Latina’s for Bloomberg” breakfast at the Copacabana.  She obtained her Juris Doctorate from CUNY School of Law where she concentrated on International Women’s Human Rights and Constitutional Law.  Before law school, Ms. Batista worked as the Regional Organizer on the Latino and Census 2000 project for the Institute of Puerto Rican Policy at PRLDEF. She continued working at IPR as the Latino Policy Analyst on the Latino and Redistricting project in Suffolk, Long Island where a 45% Latino District was created and in the New York City Council Redistricting Process. Ms. Batista received her B.A. in Sociology at Manhattan College and is an active member of the Manhattan College Latino Alumni Club.

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Batist, Raquel [MC1999]

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JFOUND: Vilkelis, William [MC1993] Real Estate Associate Broker

2014-Jan-09

http://streeteasy.com/nyc/profile/823627-bill-vilkelis

Bill Vilkelis

Bio

William Vilkelis
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker
Specializing in luxury lofts, condos, coops and fine properties.

Contactable Client References Available Upon Request.

My Approach…

“Buying or selling a home is a big deal in New York. A BIG DEAL. It’s complex, high-energy, potentially confusing and at times very taxing. Guiding my clients through this process is a big responsibility – one that involves a great deal of honesty, trust, discretion and a willingness to go the extra mile.”

About Bill…

With many millions of dollars in gross sales under his belt, several top sales awards as well a nomination for the REBNY Deal of the Year Award, Bill’s focus is customer-oriented and strives to treat every client with the support and integrity of a family member. He recognizes the fact that buying and selling a home is personal and emotional, and is likely one of the largest financial transactions in the lives of his clients. Listening is his greatest skill, because every individual needs a broker that is sensitive to their needs.

Buyers and sellers alike enjoy Bill’s personal and humorous yet practical and dedicated style. Born in Manhattan – one of the few – he has traveled to Europe and China, and understands the unique and multi-cultural needs of a city like New York. This experience gives him perspective and expertise in working with overseas buyers as well as appreciating those at home. He treats every seller’s and buyer’s real estate transaction like its own unique individual “project”, yet makes sure each and every client feels valued.

His background is diverse. A graduate of Manhattan College and with two engineering degrees, Bill managed several large construction projects in New York and worked on the very high profile Hudson River PCBs Project in the Superfund Program for the USEPA. An avid outdoorsman and sportsman, he studies martial arts, played rugby for many years in New York, and ran the NYC Marathon. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and cat, in that order, as well as gardening and attempting to grow pumpkins.

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Vilkelis, William [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1993.

Mike

Vilkelis, William [MC1993]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Cashin, Robert P. “Bob” [MC1964 RIP]

2014-Jan-09

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/erietimesnews/obituary.aspx?n=Robert-Cashin&pid=168998740

Robert P. Bob Cashin
Obituary

Robert P. “Bob” Cashin, age 71, of Erie, passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 at UPMC Hamot.

He was born in Yonkers, N.Y. on September 30, 1942, a son of the late Francis Cashin and Mary Ellen McIntyre.

Bob graduated from Sacred Heart High School and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College.

He worked as a Chemical Engineer for Lord Corp, for 26 years.

Bob loved tropical fish and was a world renowned expert on live bearer fish. He was a food aficionado who loved to cook and go out to restaurants. Bob always enjoyed traveling and visiting new places.

He was the president of the Erie Aquarium Society.

Bob is survived by several cousins and many close friends.

Friends may call at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 W. 26th Street, on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m.

Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Emmaus Ministries, 345 E. 9th Street, Erie, PA 16503 or to the Goodeid Conservation at http://www.goodeidworkinggroup.com/fish-ark.

Send condolences at http://www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.

Sign the Guestbook at http://www.GoErie.com/obits

Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 10, 2014

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Cashin, Robert P. “Bob” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/erietimesnews/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-cashin&pid=168998740&cid=full#sthash.6ELFNsQS.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Bob is a member of the Class of 1964.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Cashin, Robert P. “Bob” [MC1964 RIP]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) asks for a bad outlook

2014-Jan-09

Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Marlene who has been diagnosed with Hepatosplenic T-Cell Cancer, a rare Blood Disease that attacks and affects the Liver, Spleen and Bone Marrow. The prognosis is poor. Please pray for Marlene and her family as they prepare to deal with the effects of Chemo and the psychological effects of such a diagnosis and disease. Please keep them in your prayers during this difficult time. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JNEWS: Twardy, Michael [MC2006] new job Domestic Syndication Administrator at Warner Bros.

2014-Jan-09

Michael Twardy has a new job.
Now Domestic Syndication Administrator at Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies.

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Twardy, Michael [MC2006]

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-twardy/2/424/22a

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JNEWS: Alexander, Rich [MC1981] new job Director, Product Management at Asurion

2014-Jan-09

Rich Alexander has a new job.
Now Director, Product Management – Premier Support Services at Asurion.

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http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rich-alexander/0/66/404

Alexander, Rich [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Alexander, Rich [MC1981]

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JFOUND: Mayer, Paul [MC1965] Senior Performance Consultant SEG

2014-Jan-10

http://www.strategicenhancement.com/the-seg-team

Paul Mayer
Senior Performance Consultant

Paul comes to SEG with 26 years of experience in a Fortune 500 company serving in capacities of sales and sales management. He spent 18 of those years as a trainer and training director. Working both domestically as well as internationally, he developed and implemented training processes which had heavy emphasis on the Counselor process. He is also a master certified CSP instructor. Retiring in 2003, he went on to form his own consulting business working closely with the Wilson philosophies and also serving as an independent facilitator for SEG. Paul graduated from Manhattan College with a B.S. in chemical engineering.

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Mayer, Paul [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul is a member of the class of 1965.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mayer, Paul [MC1965]

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JOBIT: Langella, Henry B. [MC1953 RIP]

2014-Jan-10

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?n=Henry-Langella&pid=169010212

Henry Langella
Obituary

Langella, Henry B.

Henry B. Langella, age 82, of Trumbull, passed away January 9, 2014 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Langella was born in Bronx, NY and was a longtime Trumbull resident. Mr. Langella graduated from Manhattan College and was an accountant and controller for Borden Corporation retiring in 1991. After to this he was employed with Dolly Madison Ice Cream and Santa Fuel.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing horseshoe; but his favorite pastime was spending time with his family at barbeques and cookouts where he grilled many delicious meats for all to enjoy.

He was an army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Christine Parker Langella of Trumbull; four children Daniel Howard Langella of Trumbull, Laura Bell and her husband Russell of North Haven, Angela Scott of TN, and David T. Parker and his wife Gina of Shelton; one sister Susan Fusco of NY; seven grandchild; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to attend his funeral service on Monday at 10:15 a.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home 39 White Plains Rd. Trumbull and at 11:00 a.m. at St. Theresa Church 5301 Main St. Trumbull. Interment in the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown, CT. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-6 pm. To leave an online condolence please visit mullinsfh.com

Published in Connecticut Post from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2014

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Langella, Henry B. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/ctpost/guestbook.aspx?n=henry-langella&pid=169010212&cid=full#sthash.nT3lnFB4.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Henry is a member of he great Class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Langella, Henry B. [MC1953 RIP]

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ENDNOTE: US drone program’s hidden casualties

2014-Jan-11

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/drones-us-military

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on
Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn’t)
Anonymous woman on grey
Heather Linebaugh
theguardian.com, Sunday 29 December 2013 07.30 EST

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But here’s the thing: I may not have been on the ground in Afghanistan, but I watched parts of the conflict in great detail on a screen for days on end. I know the feeling you experience when you see someone die. Horrifying barely covers it. And when you are exposed to it over and over again it becomes like a small video, embedded in your head, forever on repeat, causing psychological pain and suffering that many people will hopefully never experience. UAV troops are victim to not only the haunting memories of this work that they carry with them, but also the guilt of always being a little unsure of how accurate their confirmations of weapons or identification of hostile individuals were.

Of course, we are trained to not experience these feelings, and we fight it, and become bitter. Some troops seek help in mental health clinics provided by the military, but we are limited on who we can talk to and where, because of the secrecy of our missions. I find it interesting that the suicide statistics in this career field aren’t reported, nor are the data on how many troops working in UAV positions are heavily medicated for depression, sleep disorders and anxiety.

Recently, the Guardian ran a commentary by Britain’s secretary of state for defence, Philip Hammond. I wish I could talk to him about the two friends and colleagues I lost, within a year of leaving the military, to suicide. I am sure he has not been notified of that little bit of the secret UAV program, or he would surely take a closer look at the full scope of the program before defending it again.

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It’s not a video game.

And, murder is wrong.

It’s hard coded in all good human beings.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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