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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 09 – 2014 March 02

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 09 – 2014 March 02

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2014/jj2014W09.html

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POSITRACTION: Miller, Tammy Wood [MC1991] a mom of 11

2014-Feb-23

http://manhattan.edu/news/alumna-opens-heart-and-home-special-needs-children

Alumna Opens Heart and Home to Special Needs Children

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A conversation with Manhattan College’s dean of education set Tammy Wood Miller ’91 on a path of helping those with special needs, including her six adopted children.

Tammy Wood Miller ’91 took her education degrees and made them a way of life. As the mother of 11, six of whom are adopted special needs children, she spends her days putting her skills to the test with those she loves the most.

“It all kind of began with Manhattan,” Miller, a second-generation Jasper, says. “I met Dr. Merriman, and he mentioned adaptive physical education, which modifies the physical education program to fit the physical or educational challenges of the student. I got so interested in that.”

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Although many ask with concern about their biological children getting lost in the mix, she says “I feel our family is so close. I feel like they have just benefited so much from being a part of this.”

She explains how older siblings have helped with the younger children, and many have taken on service projects of their own. Take for instance, 10-year-old Teagan, who gives up her recess time to help out in the special needs pre-K class.

“She comes home so excited about all the accomplishments that the kids have,” Miller says.

Miller does not look at being a mom of 11 as a sacrifice but calls it a “true blessing to the people that are serving.”

“I take pride in helping the next generation get to see what service is.”

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[JR: Humbling!  ]

Miller, Tammy Wood [MC1991]

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JFOUND: Padyk, Andrew [MC????] AL Central Division correspondent for CTTP

2014-Feb-23

http://calltothepen.com/author/andrewpadyk/

About the Author
Andrew Padyk

Andrew is the AL Central Division correspondent for CTTP. He is a history major at Manhattan College. His passion for baseball has lead him to writing on the game within his major and blogging, and also the pursuit of a possible career within sports journalism. While baseball is his primary focus, Andrew has also written about hockey for Not Your Average Hockey Blog and soccer for These Football Times. He is a Yankees/Giants fan, and a patient Islanders and Tottenham fan. Outside of writing he can be found talking about history and baseball, or typically on his computer.

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Padyk, Andrew [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Andrew is a student at Manhattan.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Connolly, Francis “Frank” Jerome [MC1959 RIP]

2014-Feb-23

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary.aspx?n=Francis-Connolly&pid=169804624

Francis Connolly
Obituary

Francis “Frank” Jerome Connolly, age 75, of Mobile, died on Friday, February 21, 2014.

He was born to the late Luke and Delia Connolly, May 16, 1938 in Astoria, New York. Frank graduated from St. Agnes High School in Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Manhattan College where he was commissioned into the Air Force upon graduation. He also graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Public Health and from the University of Kansas with a PhD in Radiation Biophysics.

After serving 20 years in the Air Force as a Medical Physicist in Radiation Therapy, he retired from the military. Frank continued his work in this field as a civilian and was employed at Harper Grace Hospital and taught classes at the Health Care Institute in Detroit, MI; Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, NY; and Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, MS. He retired from Singing River Hospital but continued to consult for Singing River Hospital and Providence Hospital in Mobile, AL.

Frank is survived by his wife of 51 years, Maryanne Mallins Connolly; his four children, Suzanne (Len) Austin, Michael (Ami) Connolly, David Connolly and Christine Connolly; his sisters, Sr. Barbara Connolly, GNSH and Sr. Patricia Connolly, GNSH. He is predeceased by his brother, Michael Connolly. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Marisa, Derek, Luke and Alec Connolly and Ian and Audrey Austin; many other loving relatives and friends as well as three loving family dogs.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Mobile. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to a charity of the donor’s choice .

Published in the Mobile Register and Baldwin County from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2014

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Connolly, Francis “Frank” Jerome [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/mobile/francis-connolly-condolences/169804624?cid=full#sthash.zGb5PfZx.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1959.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Connolly, Francis “Frank” Jerome [MC1959 RIP]

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JEMAIL: Roche, John J. (MC1964) responds “hung by our own petard”

2014-Feb-23

12:03 AM

The Catholic Church gave the UN credibility by associating with it. Popes have addressed the General Assembly. The UN is mentioned in official documents as a potential instrument of world peace.

It is now difficult to challenge its diktats. We are hung by our own petard.

Why did the hierarchy not recognize the obvious, i.e., that the UN was founded as, and continues to be, an instrument for world secularism and socialism?

It is not too late to say: “We do not consent. We withdraw from the UN and we will speak the truth about it.”

John J Roche ’64A

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Roche, John J. (MC1964)

[JR: (1) Holy Mother Church is run by idealistic socialists that’s why they like the “UN”. They think that it will make everything right in an imperfect world. When you look at the UN’s track record, it’s about “control”. Strategically, look who chairs their Human Rights Commission. Tactically, look at the corruption. (2) The USA politicians are just as stupid. We pay for a venue that does nothing, but when it does it’s against our national interest. And, it makes a mess of New Your with all the “diplomats”. I’ve long supported withdrawal. (3) Thanks for reading and responding. Sometimes a monologue makes me think I’m wasting my time and everyone’s electrons. Dona Nobis Pacem  (but it ain’t gonna come from the UN.]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: One interesting finding about the new method

2014-Feb-23

[JR: As you may remember, or may not care, YAHOO’s failings have made me experiment with a replacement. (MAILCHIMP if you care.) The last week’s distribution was delivered promptly by both YAHOO and MAILCHIMP. But I see one significant difference. YAHOO’s is a BCC; MAILCHIMP is a TO. That means it’s less like to be considered spam. Minor, but significant point. ]

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JFOUND: Freeman, Jacob ‘Jake’ [MC????] places third

2014-Feb-23

http://www.runnerspace.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=919287

New York Area Athletes Impress at USA Championships
By Elliott Denman
ALBUQUERQUE, NM —

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Freeman, a Manhattan College graduate, settled for third place in the men’s event with a 72-8 toss, back of winner A.G. Kruger’s 77-9.25, and silver medalist J.C. Lambert’s 75-07.25. Lack of a warmup was no help to Freeman. He arrived late, explaining, “They changed the meet schedule (to an 11:15 a.m. start); and I guess I was the only guy here who hadn’t heard about it. No excuse, that was all my fault.”

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Freeman, Jacob ‘Jake’ [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFACEBOOK: Phelps, Stephen E. Jr. (MC1968) “explodes” the petard

2014-Feb-23

FROM FACEBOOK

Phelps, Stephen E. Jr. (MC1968)

A petard is an explosive device; you can’t “hang” from one. The Shakespeare quote that John is so endearingly groping for in his pointless diatribe is:

“There’s letters seal’d, and my two schoolfellows,
Whom I will trust as I will adders fang’d—
They bear the mandate, they must sweep my way
And marshal me to knavery. Let it work;
For ’tis the sport to have the enginer
Hoist with his own petard, an’t shall go hard
But I will delve one yard below their mines
And blow them at the moon.”
– Hamlet Act 3, Scene 4

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[JR: Thanks from the sidelines. Jump in the Arena. Why is his diatribe pointless? And this fat old white guy injineer got his point. Laff! (Never like shakespeare much. too hard to read. I though Heinlein was better.)]

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JHQ: Alma Mater’s President Elected to ACCU’s Board of Directors

2014-Feb-23

http://manhattan.edu/news/president-elected-accus-board-directors

President Elected to ACCU’s Board of Directors

Brennan O’Donnell elected to Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Board of Directors.

Brennan O’Donnell, president of Manhattan College, was recently elected to the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Board of Directors. O’Donnell was elected along with five presidents of member institutions at its Annual Meeting earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

ACCU’s Board oversees the work of the association to encourage and facilitate the sharing of ideas and cooperative efforts among its member institutions, and to promote the positive work being done at its member colleges and universities. The terms of the new presidents begin immediately and run until 2017.

“We are delighted to have these Catholic college and university leaders on our Board,” said Michael Galligan-Stierle, Ph.D., president and CEO of ACCU. “They bring insight, experience and wisdom that will help the association advance its programs and services. I look forward to working with all of the members, new and returning, as we continue to proclaim the good news of Catholic higher education.”

The Board also announced the selection of a new class of three officers, who began terms at the close of the 2014 member business meeting.

“The ACCU plays a vital role in keeping Catholic higher education strong and vibrant,” said Brennan O’Donnell, president of Manhattan College. “I am honored to do my part by serving on the Board.”

O’Donnell is the 19th president of Manhattan College and assumed the role on July 1, 2009. Prior to working at Manhattan College, he served as dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham University’s oldest and largest school. O’Donnell also spent 17 years at Loyola University Maryland, where he was a professor of English and, from 1999-2004, director of the university-wide honors program.

Posted on February 21, 2014

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Jottings is available on kindle

2014-Feb-23

http://www.amazon.com/Jasper-Jottings-Weekly/dp/B003P9X1S6

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JOBIT: Sileno, Anthony Frank “Tony” [MC1961 RIP]

2014-Feb-24

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/poughkeepsiejournal/obituary.aspx?n=Anthony-Sileno&pid=169840021

Anthony F. “Tony” Sileno
Obituary

WAPPINGERS FALLS – Anthony Frank “Tony” Sileno of Wappingers Falls, NY passed suddenly into the arms of God on February 23 at the age of 74.

Tony, who grew up in Newburgh, was the son of the late John Guy & Vera Squillace Sileno. Tony will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends. We will miss his love and compassion and especially his humor.

Tony is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 50 years Anne (O’Leary) Sileno and their four children: Maria DeLoughry (husband Tom), Christina Hopper (husband John), Terri Sileno, and Andy Sileno (wife Suzanne). He is greatly missed by his six grandchildren on whom he showered his love and patience: Ryan DeLoughry, Kevin DeLoughry, Allison Hopper, Elizabeth Hopper, Samuel Sileno, and Olivia Sileno. Tony is also survived by a brother, John, of Fort Meyers, FL, and many nieces and nephews.

He was a graduate of Manhattan College with a BS in mathematics and attended St. John’s University. An information systems professional, Tony worked for a number of companies in the Hudson Valley, retiring from the Mid-Hudson Medical Group several years ago.

A devout Catholic, Tony served St. Martin de Porres for 43 years as a lector, cantor, and choir member and donated his time in his retirement to maintain the computer lab of the parish’s school. Tony was also a 4th Degree and Past Grand Knight of Council #7551 of St. Martin de Porres and he also sang with the IBM Mixed Chorus.

Tony was a life-long Dodgers fan, who did not hold a grudge after the team left Brooklyn.

All who knew Tony, including the gang who gathered at the bagel shop after morning mass, will miss his warmth and his love of jokes and puns that often brightened someone’s day.

Friends are invited to join Tony’s family for Calling Hours on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 form 3-8 PM at the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. The Kof C #7551 will be having their Memorial Service at 7PM during the Calling Hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Martin de Porres Church, 118 Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 at 10 AM on Wednesday, February 26, 2013. Burial will folow in the family plot in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial Donations maybe made to St. Martin de Porres School, 122 Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 for Academic Scholarships. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at http://www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Feb. 24 to Feb. 26, 2014

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Sileno, Anthony Frank “Tony” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/poughkeepsiejournal/anthony-sileno-condolences/169840021?cid=full#sthash.38udsIb8.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1961.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sileno, Anthony Frank “Tony” [MC1961 RIP]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports good news

2014-Feb-24

Good Morning All,

Some good news to report regarding Jim Smith. Mike McEneney spoke with John Nason. John and Jeanne visited with Jim on Saturday and John tells us Jim is now in Rehab at Health South located on South East Community Drive in Stuart, Florida. The MDs operated on Jim’s foot and found that he had a bad case of Blood Poisoning but have no idea how he got it. Jim is in Therapy up until 3PM every day except Sunday and he is up for visitors. In an email from John on Friday, John having heard from Kathleen, also brought us up to date on the extensive Therapy Jim is receiving in the hope by Kathleen and their Family to get Jim back to New York. Kathleen had to return to N.Y. for a short time but Daughter Maureen was watching over her Dad in Stuart. A prayer of Thanksgiving is certainly in order as we pray for a quick and complete recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JNEWS: Coffey, Kevin [MC1979] mental health social worker in Rochester

2014-Feb-24

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/money/business/2014/02/24/job-openings-social-workers-percent/5610373/

Job openings for social workers at 18 percent
Robin L. Flanigan;
12:01 a.m. EST February 24, 2014
State says projected growth driven by an increased demand for health care and social services.

Story Highlights
Kevin Coffey works at Strong Behavioral Health in Rochester and sees about 30 patients a weeks.
Median annual wage of social workers in 2012 was more than $47,000, according to the state.
Kevin: “My priest recently said counselors are like prophets. They help them make their story better about their life.”

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Kevin Coffey began by helping out family, like when he offered his mother support after his adopted father drank too much. Then friends started coming to him for advice during arguments and bad breakups.

Now he’s a mental health social worker and clinical coordinator for ambulatory services at Strong Behavioral Health in Rochester.

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That demand, coupled with fewer resources, makes it a challenge “to figure out a way to get people in and out of here in a way that makes reasonable sense for them and gets them help,” said Coffey, 56, who has a bachelor’s degree in history and religious studies from Manhattan College, a master’s degree in social work from Rhode Island College, and a Ph.D. in counseling and human development from the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education. He lives in Rochester.

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Coffey, Kevin [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Coffey, Kevin [MC1979]

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JFOUND: Badillo, Gilbert [MC1975] NY Housing Court judge

2014-Feb-24

https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/judicialdirectory/Bio?JUDGE_ID=nX3N5Lf3EKG0CghLOkq6Ow%3D%3D

JUDGES OF THE TRIAL COURTS
Hon. Gilbert Badillo

Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens County
89 17 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435
(718) 262-7363

Judge’s Part Rules
For Additional Information about Judge Badillo
Judicial Offices

Judge, Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman 2002 to 2007; reappointed, 2007 to 2012; re-appointed by Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti, 2012 to 2017

Supervising Judge, Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2009 to 2012

Other Professional Experience

Novick, Edelstein, Lubell, Wasserman and Heventhal, P.C.

Diaz and Badillo, Private Practice

The Legal Aid Society (Civil Division)

Admission to the Bar

NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1979

Education

JD, Boston College Law School

Manhattan College

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Badillo, Gilbert [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Gilbert is a member of the Class of 1975.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Badillo, Gilbert [MC1975]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) asks for prayers for a donor that help a Jasper!

2014-Feb-24

Good Evening All,
Joe Quinn asks for our prayers for the Husband of Linda, a colleague of Joe’s. Shelley had emergency heart surgery two weeks ago and is now going into Rehab to wait for a heart transplant. We pray for an appropriate Donor. We pray for the soul of the Donor. Please keep Shelley, Linda and their Daughter in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JNEWS: Di Toro, Edward C. [MC????] National Research Council’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

2014-Feb-25

http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2014/feb/nrc-board-022414.html

Di Toro appointed
National Research Council names Di Toro to environmental studies board

11:09 a.m., Feb. 24, 2014–The University of Delaware’s Dominic Di Toro has been appointed a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST).

Di Toro, Edward C. Davis Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a joint appointment in oceanography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, will serve a three-year term in this role.
People Stories

A part of the National Academies’ Division on Earth and Life Studies, BEST is the principal study unit on pollution problems affecting human health and the environment. The 23-member BEST board advises the federal government about science and technology matters affecting public policy on important environmental and ecological problems.

In particular, BEST addresses questions about air and water pollution; solid and hazardous waste; toxicology; epidemiology; risk assessment; applied ecology; natural resources; and environmental engineering, economics, law and policy.

Di Toro, who joined the UD faculty in 2003, is known for his expertise in developing water quality standards and mathematical models of chemicals in water. His work has been supported through funding from the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the state of Delaware, among others.

Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2005, Di Toro currently directs the Center for the Study of Metals in the Environment (CSME) and is affiliated with the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN).

His recent research projects have included a study of the Chesapeake Bay with the National Research Council and the development of water quality criteria for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The findings gathered from his recent study with the EPA were applied toward the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and have been used to develop government regulations and water quality standards.

Di Toro received the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Simon Freese Award in 2005. He was named a highly cited researcher in ecology and environment by the Institute of Scientific Information in 2003. The author of more than 100 academic papers and one book, titled Sediment Flux Modeling, his work has been cited over 5,000 times.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering and civil and geological engineering, respectively, from Princeton University.

He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Chemical Society, American Geophysical Union, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the International Water Association and Society of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry.

Article by Jessica Zoch

Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson

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Di Toro, Edward C. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) praying for an organ donor and a recipient

2014-Feb-25

Good Evening All,

Joe Quinn asks for our prayers for the Husband of Linda, a colleague of Joe’s. Shelley had emergency heart surgery two weeks ago and is now going into Rehab to wait for a heart transplant. We pray for an appropriate Donor. We pray for the soul of the Donor. Please keep Shelley, Linda and their Daughter in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

[JR: Another pet peeve of mine, burying or burning perfectly good organs that another human being needs. Seems to be the ultimate waste of God’s gift. Hope one arrives in time. And I hope technology arrives soon that we can 3D print or “grow” our own spares. Dona Nobis Pacem.]

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MFOUND: Alma Mater was his backup choice

2014-Feb-25

http://warontherocks.com/2014/02/a-conversation-with-the-chairman-general-martin-e-dempsey/

A Conversation with the Chairman: General Martin E. Dempsey
Ryan Evans and Jason Fritz
February 25, 2014 · in Interviews, Podcasts

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So I didn’t get into the Naval Academy, passed it over to the – to the military academy at West Point. And two days before I was supposed to enter I got a telegram – that tells you how long ago that was; here we are talking, you know, on a blog – but I got a telegram that said, congratulations, you’ve been accepted into the United States military academy and you’ll report in two days, on the first of July. And so I said: Oh, hell no. You know, I was already enrolled in another college. You know, in my mind I had completely clicked off the whole military discipline thing at that point. Remember, it was 1969-1970.

And I went home, got the telegram. My mother said, isn’t it great news? I said, yeah, it is pretty cool to get accepted, but I’m not going. And she said, oh, you have to go. It’s such an honor. And I said, no, Mom, I really can’t do it. And she burst into tears. And I said, really? And so this, you know, huge blanket of Irish Catholic guilt, you know, wafted over me. (Laughter.) And I said, OK, I’ll go. I’ll give it a shot in the summer, but I’m coming home in September and I’m going to go to Manhattan College, which is where I was enrolled in the Bronx.

And so, you remember, I walked into the first day of what’s called Reception Day. An upper classman with a red sash greets you rather warmly by yelling at you and explaining to you that, you know, you have no business being here, you’re never going to make it. And in my mind, as he’s yelling at me and telling me I’m not going to make it, I’m thinking to myself, yes, I am, I’m going to make it. And then I said, well, wait a minute, I don’t want to make it. And here I am. And in fact I’ll have 40 years – I will have graduated 40 years ago in June.

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[JR: Interesting connection? Maybe he’d have been Cardinal or Pope?]

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JLINKEDIN: Keating, Tedd [MC1993] Associate Professor at Manhattan College

2014-Feb-26

FROM LINKEDIN

[JR: Got the “new job” message but didn’t save it]

Keating, Tedd [MC????]
Associate Professor at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area
Higher Education

Current

American College of Sports Medicine Greater NY Chapter,
Fitness Education Network,
Manhattan College

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Keating, Tedd [MC1993]

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MEMAIL: Message from the family of Macedonia, Charles M. [MC1938 RIP]

2014-Feb-26

Message from Alice Marold

The family was wondering who notified Manhattan College of Dad’s passing.

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Macedonia, Charles M. [MC1938 RIP]

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JOBIT: Price, Gregory S. [MC1990 RIP]

2014-Feb-26

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Gregory-Price&pid=169876608

Gregory S. Price (1955 – 2014)
Obituary

Gregory S. Price, P. E.
AGE: 58 • Verplanck

Gregory S. Price, P.E. of Verplanck, NY died February 24, 2014. He was born in Flushing, NY on November 24, 1955. He is survived by his wife, Laureen Price and his three daughters, Constantina, Kalliope, and Demetra. He leaves his parents, George and Lyn Price of Cortlandt Manor and his brother, Glenn of Verplanck.

Gregory graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering. He was employed as a Public Health Engineer at the Rockland County Health Dept., and was a member of the NY State Society of Professional Engineers. He earned his Eagle Scout Award acting as Scoutmaster for the Keon School.

Visitation is Friday, 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY. Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, 10 AM at the Assumption Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lustgarten Foundation at curePC.org.

Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home 414 Washington St. Peekskill, NY 10566 (914) 737-1363

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 27, 2014

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Price, Gregory S. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/gregory-price-condolences/169876608?cid=full#sthash.H7UVV5I7.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Gregory is a member of the Class of 1990.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Price, Gregory S. [MC1990 RIP]

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YAHOO: Why pick Alma Mater

2014-Feb-26

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20140226133047AAXYfvb

Manhattan College or Quinnipiac University?

Mee asked 3 hrs ago –
4 days left to answer

Okay so I have a bit of a dilemma with what college i should go to. Both of these colleges are good but I dont know where to go. I wanna major in either Civil or Mechanical engineering. I like the fact that Manhattan is close to home because i get to be with my bf and friends more, and its also great for engineering. But on the other hand Quinnipiac has such a beautiful campus and it seems really nice there; I don’t know much about their engineering program though. I got $7,500 from Manhattan in scholarships and $13,000 from Quinnipiac so it isn’t really that much of a change in tuition. I just wanna know which school would make the most sense for me to go to? I also got into Uconn and Syracuse.

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my response:

Disclosure: I am a fat old white guy injineer Class of 68 EE

If you are serious about being an engineer, then I suggest you make an appointment with Moujalli Hourani, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Leo Hall 223
718-862-7172
moujalli.hourani@manhattan.edu

and discuss how your ambitions fit with Alma Mater and you.

Most of the Deans, with in reason, like to meet with potential students. (It’s in their best interest to get the best match. Otherwise they are wasting their time and yours.)

Manhattan College is driven by the mission to do the best for their students.

Hope this helps.

(You can look at my ezine http://www.jasperjottings.com/ and see how impressive the alumni are.) (Not me, I graduated 2.010308 and won my Class’ anchor pool. You may have other goals. http://www.linkedin.com/in/reinkefj It worked out for me. And Alma Mater gave me a great start.)

Feel free to contact me jasper@reinke.cc and I can link you with folks in your discipline.

(In addition, see how Alma Mater scores with post-graduation employment. Which is really what this is all about.)

Dona Nobis Pacem
fjohn68

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JFOUND: Fahey, John M. Jr. [MC1973] Appointed to Smithsonian Board of Regents

2014-Feb-26

http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/john-fahey-appointed-smithsonian-board-regents

John Fahey Appointed to Smithsonian Board of Regents
Posted February 26th, 2014 by Smithsonian Ins…

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John Fahey, former CEO of the National Geographic Society, has been appointed a member of the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents. President Barack Obama signed the resolution Feb. 21 appointing him as a citizen regent. Fahey’s six-year term begins immediately. Fahey continues to serve as chairman of the National Geographic Society.

The 17-member Smithsonian Board of Regents includes nine citizen members, three members of the House of Representatives and three members of the Senate, as well as the chief justice of the United States and the vice president, both ex officio voting members. The Board of Regents is the governing body of the Smithsonian Institution.

Fahey takes the board position vacated by Roger Sant, a resident of Washington, D.C., who served two six-year terms as a regent. The Board of Regents meets four times a year at the Smithsonian. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. presides over the meetings as chancellor, and John McCarter is the Chair of the Board.

Fahey joined National Geographic in 1996 as the first vice president and CEO of National Geographic Ventures, the non-profit organization’s business subsidiary. He later served as president of the Society (1998–2010) and CEO (1998–2011).

During his tenure at National Geographic, Fahey led the organization into cable TV with National Geographic Channel and expanded the reach of the National Geographic magazine to include 39 foreign-language editions. He also spearheaded programs for fellows, explorers-in-residence and a variety of grant-making projects around the world.

Fahey currently serves on the board of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the board of Johnson Outdoors Inc. He was selected as one of Advertising Age magazine’s top 100 marketers and by Irish American magazine as one of their top 100 Irish Americans. He is a resident of Washington, D.C.

Born in New York City, Fahey earned his bachelor’s degree at Manhattan College and his MBA at the University of Michigan. In 2008, he received the David D. Alger Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
SI-16-2014

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JFOUND: Lawson, Elaine [MC1989] @ The Social Media Strategies Summit

2014-Feb-27

http://socialmediastrategiessummit.com/new-york-2014/speakers/

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The Social Media Strategies Summit

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Elaine Lawson
Vice President/Business Leader U.S. Digital Marketing
Mastercard

Elaine Lawson is currently the Vice President/Business Leader of U.S. Digital Marketing at MasterCard Worldwide. Prior to this role, Elaine was the Director/Marketing Leader of U.S. Consumer & Digital Marketing at MasterCard overseeing traditional and digital marketing campaigns.

Before joining MasterCard, Elaine was a Senior Marketing Manager at Verizon Communications managing traditional and digital marketing campaigns across various products including FiOS TV and Internet service. She has also worked in Account Management at the advertising agencies Ogilvy & Mather, Young & Rubicam and UniWorld Group where she managed advertising campaigns for Kimberly-Clark (i.e. Huggies Diapers, Kotex, Kleenex, etc.), Duracell Batteries, the US Census Bureau, Colgate-Palmolive and AT&T. She has also served as a Teaching Assistant for incoming graduate students in the Masters of Science (M.S.) in Strategic Communications program at Columbia University.

Elaine is an active member of the Digital, Mobile and Social Marketing Committees at the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). She has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Marketing from Manhattan College and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Strategic Communications from Columbia University.

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Lawson, Elaine [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lawson, Elaine [MC1989]

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JFOUND: Billiot, Laura [MC????] and Djongoue, Cynthia [MC????] “do” BP

2014-Feb-27

http://www.bpgroup.com/mobi/news.php

February 25, 2014

The BP Group is always looking for talented individuals to join our team. While the search is usually more localized, involving ads in local papers or online advertising, this past year BP has hired two employees all the way from France!

Laura Billiot and Cynthia Djongoue both attended ECAM, a General Engineering University in Lyon, France. Just a year apart in their studies, both girls enrolled in a 5-year program specializing in Mechanical Engineering under the tutelage of Professor Vincent Caillé. The program culminated in the receipt of the equivalent of a Master’s Degree in General Engineering. The University in Lyon partners with other universities all over the world. Students are given the opportunity to spend their last year studying abroad and can earn an additional Master’s Degree from one of the partner universities. Both Laura and Cynthia were selected for this double diploma program. It was in this fifth year that they attended Manhattan College and were able to receive Master’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering upon completion of their studies.

Our GM/HR manager, Nancy Falco, who has an eye for exceptional young talent, discovered Laura at a career fair at Manhattan College. Being from France isn’t Laura’s only distinguishing characteristic, she was also the first female to join the company as an Assistant Project Manager right out of college. Laura has since advanced to the role of Project Estimator. When asked her how she feels about her experience, Laura replied, “I love being in the US and working at BP. I am living my dream and I hope to someday grow with the company. And with the support of BP, I will be on top of my game, and be able to reach my goals and even go beyond.”

Cynthia Djongoue came to BP a year later. She was the only student in her graduating class who chose to come over to the U.S. Cynthia was already interested in working at BP and she knew that Laura had found employment with the company after attending Manhattan College. Thanks to another career fair and Laura’s recommendation, Cynthia is now an Assistant Project Manager at BP. When asked how she felt about working in the U.S. and for BP, she replied, “Coming to the U.S. has helped me grow as a person. You can experience, not just from books and studies, but from people you meet along the way. The people at BP are a family and I know I am in an environment where I will be able to grow personally and professionally.”

Best wishes go out to both girls in their long and prosperous careers at BP!

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Billiot, Laura [MC????]

Djongoue, Cynthia [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything is my ‘stuff’ for either Laura or Cynthia.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Larson, Kenneth [MC???? RIP]

2014-Feb-27

http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/annarbor/obituary.aspx?n=Kenneth-Larson&pid=169891087

Kenneth Larson
Obituary

Kenneth Larson of Ann Arbor, Michigan passed away on February 25th, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti with his family by his side.

He was born on Staten Island, New York on February 2, 1946 to Harold and Sophie (Pierlejewski) Larson and has one surviving brother, Richard Larson of Lakeland, Florida.

He graduated from St. Peter’s High School of Staten Island and Manhattan College, where he studied Mechanical Engineering.

In August of 1967, he married his high school sweetheart Pam, with whom he enjoyed 46 years of a wonderful marriage.

Over the years, he worked in the utilities industry. His work took him from Connecticut to Pennsylvania to Madrid to Ann Arbor in 1979, where he moved with the primary intention of joining the Word of God Ecumenical Community.

Kenneth will be remembered by his family, his neighbors, and the members of the Christian Community and Christ the King Church as an unfailingly considerate, generous and kind man who dedicated his life to his family and to those around him.

In addition to his wife Pam, Kenneth is survived by his mother-in-law Marion Majeski and his children Susan Larson (of Lexington, Kentucky), Christopher Larson (of Cleveland, Ohio) and Michael Larson (of Miami, Florida); and four grandchildren Noah, Sophia and Grace Larson and Oscar Heft.

A visitation will be held on Friday, February 28 from 6-9pm at Christ the King Catholic Church, located at 4000 Ave Maria Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 1pm at Christ the King Church with Father Ed Fride and Father Tim Oudenhoven officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen of Detroit, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207.

Published in Ann Arbor News from Feb. 27 to Mar. 2, 2014

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Larson, Kenneth [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/annarbor/kenneth-larson-condolences/169891087?cid=full

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MEMAIL: Another message form the family of Macedonia, Charles M. [MC1938 RIP]

2014-Feb-27

date: Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 4:48 PM
subject: Re: Passing of Charles Macedonia

Thank you for replying. Did you read about Dad in an obit? And thanks for notifying the College – and for letting us know about the Masses. We are grateful for all the prayers. Dad was proud of Manhattan and once received the Brother C. Thomas Jubiliarian Award. God bless you. Alice Marold

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I have an automated google scan for anything that mentions “manhattan college” as well as check daily Legacy Dot Com.

My team mates, Mike and Phil, take the info. Mike runs the obit list that is used at the annual events. Phil runs an online prayer group. And several in the Alumni Office read my distribution.

I’m please to make some small contribution to the Jasper community.

He has “blessed me”. I just have a hard time recognizing “the blessings”. They come disguised as trouble, problems, and losses.

In my novel I wrote:

“My love, were it in my power, I would sadly grant thee this boon. But, we have to continue to follow His Plan for us. Let’s go forth and speak no more of this. Who ever is last will be last. It will be His choice; not ours. We’re but humble custodians of His temple on earth. It’s not our place to trump His plan. Whatever that plan be, know that I will be with you to my last breath.” — character “John” in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 2 Page 399

and

“You can’t be afraid. It’s not right to be afraid. It’s as if you don’t trust the Lord with our lives. I’m not a big Bible Banger, but it seems rude to joggle God’s elbow. Like a little kid, who has no concept of what is happening.” — character “John” in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 2 Page 206

And I try to have simple faith that it all works out.

with my best wishes,
fjohn68

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JNEWS: Coladarci, Joe [MC1975] files for Rowan County Commissioners (NC)

2014-Feb-28

http://rowanfreepress.com/2014/02/27/joe-coladarci-a-candidate-for-rowan-county-commissioners-filed-with-the-board-of-elections/

Joe Coladarci, a Candidate for Rowan County Commissioners, Filed with the Board of Elections
Posted on February 27, 2014

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Joe Coladarci, 62, local businessman, Rowan county planning board member, and Republican activist from High Rock Lake in Rowan County, filed with the Board of Elections on Tuesday as a candidate for a seat on the Rowan County Commissioners.

Joe, a colorful and outspoken 6’10 former basketball center for Manhattan College, quickly made himself known upon his arrival here in North Carolina in 2010 in Republican and conservative circles. Never known to mince words, “Big Joe” as he is known by his many friends throughout Rowan County told the Rowan Free Press he has gradually adopted a more socially graceful Southern manner. Joe is formidably gregarious and is on a first name basis with thousands of folks throughout the county and the region.

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Coladarci, Joe [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Joe is a member of the Class of 1975.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Coladarci, Joe [MC1975]

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JFOUND: McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973] pro-freedom, pro-science, anti-overpowering-government-control, anti-manipulation-through-dishonest-propaganda

2014-Feb-28

http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2014/02/27/guest-author-michael-j-mcfadden/

Guest Author Michael J. McFadden

An ALERT MESSAGE from TSRA

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Before anti-smoking lobbyists leap to condemn my Guest Author of today, me, my blog or my parentage, may I just state that I am in agreement with Voltaire when he said:

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it”

The Tale of a Smokin’, Bicyclin’, Peace Activist…

Michael J. McFadden grew up in Brooklyn in the ’60s, studied Peace Studies and Peace Research at Manhattan College (BA) and the U of PA’s Wharton Graduate School, and then moved to being an activist/trainer in a nonviolence commune, canvassing door-to-door for an anti-nuke group, organizing bicycle activism, and eventually writing two books aimed at fighting the antismoking movement.

So how does a hippie peace/bicycle activist become a pro-smoking activist and writer?

The answer is that I’m NOT a “pro-smoking” anything: I’m a pro-freedom, pro-science, anti-overpowering-government-control, anti-manipulation-through-dishonest-propaganda activist and writer.

The first five sentences of my first book, the 380 page “Dissecting Antismokers’ Brains” published in 2004 are as follows:

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has two requests

2014-Mar-01

Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for the repose of the soul of Barbara L. who has passed away after a long illness. Please keep in your prayers her Husband Howard and their Family as they mourn the loss of their loved one.

Our continued prayers are requested for young Victoria who continues to suffer with deep depression. We pray that peace touches her spirit and brings her through this ordeal. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Strong, Robert G. [MC1960 RIP]

2014-Mar-01

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/elpasotimes/obituary.aspx?n=ROBERT-STRONG&pid=169906926

ROBERT STRONG
Obituary

Robert G. Strong, 75, of El Paso, Texas, passed away on February 25, 2014 in the presence of his loving family.

Robert is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Maria A. (Zavala) Strong of 49 years.

Robert was born in the Bronx, New York, along with his brother Thomas Strong, to George and Marie Strong. Robert attended Manhattan College where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

He worked as an accountant in El Paso, Texas and eventually ran his own restaurant supply business, which he truly enjoyed.

Robert was extremely loving and proud of his two sons, George and his wife Isela Strong of Toronto, Canada; Robert and his wife Martha Strong of El Paso, Texas; as well as his daughter Mary and her husband John Quirke of County Cork, Ireland. He truly loved and enjoyed his grandchildren Gina, Abraham, Sheldon, Madeline, Abel, Daniel, Chris, Bobby, David, Michael and Eamon, and great grandchild Levi.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM at the Mt. Carmel Funeral Home, 1755 N. Zaragosa, El Paso, Texas. A funeral mass for Robert will be held on March 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 8600 Winchester Road, El Paso, Texas.

Published in El Paso Times from Feb. 28 to Mar. 7, 2014

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Strong, Robert G. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/elpasotimes/robert-strong-condolences/169906926?cid=full#sthash.C3czMdK8.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1960.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Strong, Robert G. [MC1960 RIP]

# – # – # – # – #  2014-Mar-01 @ 14:13

JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) when he met Arthur Godfrey

2014-Mar-01

http://keywestlou.com/the-season-at-square-one/

THE SEASON AT SQUARE ONE
Posted on March 1, 2014 by keywestlou

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Arthur Godfrey was a big TV star in the 1950s and into the early 1960s. His was CBS’ most successful show.

I met Arthur Godfrey once briefly. In the mid 1950s, I was attending Manhattan College in New York City. One of the many part time jobs was as a messenger delivery boy. No bicycles then. Each messenger had a small several block area. You walked fast!

I was in and out of the CBS Building all the time. Many of which I saw Arthur Godfrey moving around. After making a delivery one day, I was in the elevator going down. Arthur Godfrey was on it, also. Just me and him. He look at me and mouthed a gruff hello.

There was a limousine waiting for Godfrey at the curb. As he was about to get in, he looked at me again. Where are you going, kid? I told him. It was about five blocks away. Get in, he said. I’ll give you a ride. It was an exciting ride for me. We chatted. He asked me all kinds of questions about myself.

An awesome experience for a 19 year old!

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

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ENDNOTE: Salk didn’t patent?

2014-Mar-01

[JR: I hope this is true. Because I never knew this. And, I’m ashamed I didn’t!]

http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_803_22-inspiring-acts-kindness-that-no-one-ever-talks-about_p22/

[TIP ‘o’ the HAT to: http://www.cracked.com]

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