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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 25 – 2014 Jun 22

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 25 – 2014 Jun 22

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2014/jj2014W25.html

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POSITRACTION: Turf turning

2014-Jun-15

http://www.viralnova.com/team-helps-farmer/

A Group Of Young Men Spotted An Old Farmer On The Road.
What They Did Next Was Shocking.
June 4, 2014

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A bus for a Gaelic soccer team from Donegal was driving through Ireland recently when they made a pit stop that no one expected. Most people assume that athletes are burly, self-centered jerks who are the jock archetype from high school. That’s just not the case.

The Naomh Columba team spotted a 60 year-old farmer, Tomás Lydon, tending his land on their way to Corrib Village in Galway city. He was turning turf and having a hard time, so the players had the bus pull over.

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It was great that they helped.

More importantly, why does turf have to be turned?

And, what happens when it has to be turned back?

Laff!!

Kudos to these young men.

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JLINKEDIN: Griffin, Gerald [MC1986] SVP Marketing and Advertising

2014-Jun-10

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/gerald-griffin/3/190/466

Griffin, Gerald [MC1986]
Senior Vice President
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising

Summary

Accomplished sales and marketing executive with extensive experience in developing and implementing comprehensive sales strategies that generated significant revenue for multiple lines of business in the regional sports, entertainment, digital out-of-home, placed based media, Hispanic Market, special events and promotions sectors. Inspirational leader with strong expertise in building dynamic sales teams. Skilled communicator with an exceptional work ethic and success in effectively managing P&L performances, revenue models and investment forecasts to consistently exceed corporate goals.

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JFOUND: Oliphant, Laura [MC1983] Investment Director Intel Capital

2014-Jun-15

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=47561859&privcapId=437719&previousCapId=20883&previousTitle=HARRIS%20&%20HARRIS%20GROUP%20INC

Executive Profile
Laura Oliphant Ph.D.
Investment Director, Investment Manager, and Director, Intel Capital
Dr. Laura Oliphant serves as an Investment Manager, Investment Director and Director at Intel Capital.

Dr. Oliphant joined Intel Capital in 2001 and focuses on investments in semiconductor process control including metrology, test, and automation semiconductor capital equipment and materials. Her general interests include semiconductor capital equipment, semiconductor process control and automation, test, integratable components, flexible electronics, and authentication technology.

She served at Intel as a Process Engineer since 1991, where she developed a lithography technology which is used in Intel’s mobile processors, and in the Technology Development group, Dr. Oliphant also served as a Yield Engineer. Her role was to manage tool selection activities for the metrology and lab areas, in coordination with the major equipment suppliers.

Prior to this, Dr. Oliphant was one of the key coordinators for Intel’s transition to the 300 mm wafer size. As part of this project, Laura managed the selection activities for about 20% of the fab tools, which required her to interact with the key executives of the major equipment suppliers.

In 2000, she served as the Industry Co-Chair at the SEMATECH Metrology and Yield Management Tools Program Advisory Group. Dr. Oliphant also played key roles in the Year 2000 transition and in the management of major suppliers to Intel.

She serves as a Director and Board Observer of Crossing Automation Inc. She is Intel’s observer to the board of directors for Oasys Design Systems, and Persimmon Technologies. Dr. Oliphant is a Board Observer for Crossing Automation, Xradia, and Advanced Inquiry Systems.

In 2006, she was given the Intel Achievement Award for the strategic impact of her investing activities.

In 2008, Dr. Oliphant was a judge for the finals of the Berkeley Business Plan Competition.

She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.E. from Manhattan College.

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Oliphant, Laura [MC1983]

[JR: She used to be a Jasper Jottings subscriber.]

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MFOUND: A man who might have been a Jasper

2014-Jun-15

http://sotu.blogs.cnn.com/2014/06/14/memories-that-cant-be-erased/

June 14th, 2014
09:05 PM ET
Memories that can’t be erased

By CNN’s Susan Garraty

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He needed permission from his parents, and they would not give it to him. Always a distinguished scholar, he skipped a grade in elementary school so he turned seventeen his senior year of high school in 1942. For months he pestered his father and the answer was the same: wait and go to college – you’re too young.

The radio crackled with reports that the war was not going well, and John Robert Falvella wanted to fight. Academics were not his only forte, outstanding under the rim and at the free throw line, he received a scholarship to basketball powerhouse, Manhattan College in the Bronx. In October of 1942, still shy of his 18th birthday, his mother and father relented college would wait; he became a Marine.

My dad fought in the Pacific. Decades later, he told his three kids that he didn’t “do much” in the war. It wasn’t till at his wake that we found out he was a hero. See, we all always wondered why a man with a career in labor relations was obsessed about the clouds in the sky. He taught and tested us about Cumulus, Cirrus, Nimbostratus. We just considered our dad a weather geek.

Out in the Pacific, only men without wives or children were asked to volunteer for what became his job. As covertly as possible, his team on a small boat would go and launch weather- balloons near the islands that would be targets of attacks hours later. Sending the balloon up was kind of like a message to the enemy: “hey guys, we’re over here.” He was promoted in the field to Staff Sergeant. He lived, came home, and was too old to play basketball so he refereed to stay in the game.

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Our dad’s final years had a nightmarish quality in part because he didn’t look or sound “sick.” Before being officially diagnosed, he abruptly retired, but for weeks he would get dressed before sunrise and arrive at his old office. We had to put keyed locks on our doors to keep him from leaving the house. His descent from executive and super dad to wearing adult diapers and the inability to recognize his family was meteoric. He died ten years after his diagnosis.

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[JR: I always recognize attendees — or in this case a potential one — on the theory “if it’s important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers”. Or in this case, in a memory. Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. Or in this case, Alma Mater wanted him because of who he was. And, imho, WW2 interrupted many many plans. A good many who went never came back and maybe those that did had new priorities. Dona Nobis Pacem]

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GOOGLE+: Berardelli, Gene [MC1999] Attorney – Novo Law Firm. P.C.

2014-Jun-15

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GeneBerardelli/about

Gene Berardelli
Works at Kings County Republican Committee
Attended Quinnipiac University
Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Tagline
A young attorney with a passion for politics and baseball!

Occupation
Attorney – Novo Law Firm. P.C.

Kings County Republican Committee
Law Chairman, 2008 – present
Novo Law Firm, P.C.
Associate Attorney, 2008 – present

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Dear John,

I believe that Gene is a member of the Class of 1999.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Berardelli, Gene [MC1999]

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GOOGLE+: Piontek, Jeff [MC2001] Educator and creativity expert

2014-Jun-15

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JeffPiontek/about

Piontek, Jeff [MC2001]
Works at Self Employed
Attended University of Hawaii at Manoa
Lives in Honolulu, HI

Story

Tagline

Educator and creativity expert, helping schools design and implement programs that will prepare them for the real world

Introduction

To become ruler of the world!!! But seriously, to make Hawaii the focus of the pacific rim with regard to Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Working nationally and internationally to design Blended/Hybrid schools and programs and working with Legislators, Policy Makers and Government to create creative and innovative solutions for schools and businesses that will prepare our students for the global economy.

Bragging rights

Worked nationally and internationally to bring options to students, parents and teachers toward excellence.

Occupation

Education and design thinking solutions for schools, businesses and legislators to help prepare them for the real world and beyond.

Employment

Self Employed
President/CEO, 2007 – present

Education

University of Hawaii at Manoa
PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, 2010 – 2013

Manhattan College
Leadership and Organizational Development, 2000 – 2001

Mount Saint Vincent University
Urban Multicultural Education, 1996 – 1998

Mount Saint Vincent University
Biology/Minor in Mathematics, 1993 – 1996

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JLINKEDIN: Horgan, Timothy [MC2014] Computer Engineering

2014-Jun-15

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/timothy-horgan/52/7b1/b60

Horgan, Timothy [MC2014]
Breezy Point, New York
Computer Software

I am a Senior at Manhattan College looking for an occupation in Computer Engineering that will provide me with challenging tasks, and further strengthen my problem solving skills

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JFOUND: Murtha, Nancy [MC2000] MgDir Annaly Capital Management

2014-Jun-15

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=29293283&ticker=NLY

Ms. Nancy Murtha has been Managing Director of Agency Portfolio Team at Annaly Capital Management, Inc. since April 2014.

Ms. Murtha served as Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Annaly Capital Management, Inc. She served as Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Fixed Income Discount Advisory Company (FIDAC).

Prior to joining Annaly anf FIDAC in October 2002, Ms. Murtha was a Senior Accountant at Deloitte & Touche, where she worked within the banking and securities group.

She has a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Manhattan College.

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Murtha, Nancy [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Nancy is a member of the Class of 2000.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Murtha, Nancy [MC2000]

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JFACEBOOK: Sing, Brian [MC2013] strolls campus

2014-Jun-15

https://www.facebook.com/busingh1/about

Sing, Brian [MC2013]

Nice day so decided to take a stroll around my old campus #manhattancollege #mc #jaspers #aboutthatgreenlife #commuter

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JLINKEDIN: McConney, Paige [MC2009] Associate Account Manager IMG Live, LLC

2014-Jun-16

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/paige-mcconney/21/a43/aa9

McConney, Paige [MC2009]
Associate Account Manager
IMG Live, LLC
New York, New York
Marketing and Advertising

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JFOUND: O’Connor, Deborah A. [MC1981] SVP OfficeMax

2014-Jun-16

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=1465561&ticker=ODP&previousCapId=32356&previousTitle=OFFICE%20DEPOT%20INC

Executive Profile*
Deborah A. O’Connor
Senior Vice President of Integration, Office Depot, Inc.

Ms. Deborah A. O’Connor, also known as Debra, Deb, has been Senior Vice President of Integration at Office Depot, Inc. since December 18, 2013. Ms. O’Connor served as the Co-Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance at Office Depot, Inc. Ms. O’Connor served as the Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance at OfficeMax Inc. since July 15, 2008.

Ms. O’Connor served as Interim chief Financial Officer of OfficeMax Incorporated since August 6, 2013. Ms. O’Connor served as the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Arch Capital Services Inc. since April 2002. She served as the Controller of OfficeMax Inc.

From June 2000 to April 2002, Ms. O’Connor served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Treasurer of ACGL. From 1995 to June 2000, she served as Senior Vice President and Controller of Arch Capital Group Ltd.’s reinsurance subsidiary.

From 1986 to 1995, she served at NAC Re Corp. in various capacities, including Vice President and Controller.

Prior to that, Ms. O’Connor served at General Re and the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. She served as Senior Vice President and Controller at ServiceMaster Company from 1999 to 2007.

Ms. O’Connor holds a B.S. degree from Manhattan College.

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O’Connor, Deborah A. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Connor, Deborah A. [MC1981]

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JEMAIL: Roche, John (MC1964) responds to McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

2014-Jun-16

Reporter : JOHN ROCHE
Website or source of news?: http://www.catholicleague.org/myths-of-the-magdalene-laundries/
What did you find?: In response to Maryann McCarra-Fitzpatrick’s comments on the Magdalen Laundries, here is the truth:

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Roche, John (MC1964)

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GOOGLE+: Ganapolsky, Igor [MC2002] Android applications developer

2014-Jun-16

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+igorganapolsky/about

Ganapolsky, Igor [MC????]
Works at Applico LLC
Attended Manhattan College
Currently in Fort Lee, NJ, USA

Story

Tagline

Android developer

Introduction

Android developer and hacker. Linux enthusiast. And a fan of good object-oriented software.

Bragging rights

Achieved a 50% retention ratio for my Android apps on Google Play

Work

Occupation

Android applications developer

Skills

Android, Java, Linux, Python

Employment

Applico LLC
Android Engineer, 2013 – present
Building all kinds of complicated Android apps for various high-profile clients.

Education

Manhattan College

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Dear John,

I believe that Igor is a member of the Class of 2002.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ganapolsky, Igor [MC2002]

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JBLOGGER: Nicole [MC2013] got her first cold sore

2014-Jun-16

[JR: Checking is. She’s doing better. Her assessment.]

http://nikitasays.com/2014/06/15/but-i-was-doing-so-well/

“But I was doing so well…”
15 Jun 14

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My fear conquering has continued over the past few weeks. I was the first person to sing karaoke at the young alumni reception at Manhattan College last weekend and I went on a boat for a corporate event this past Wednesday and did surprisingly well. Unfortunately, I had a dip in my anxiety this past Thursday.

I got my first cold sore.

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[JR: I’ll pass this to Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) for remediation. Not everything we pray for has to be a “disaster”. Sometimes we need help with our “big items”; even if there don’t seem “big” to others.]

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Comment on JBLOGGER: Nicole [MC2013] got her first cold sore by Nicole Marie Vacca

Thaaaanks John :) Haha.

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GOOGLE+: Rudkin, Matthew [MC2009] KPMG

2014-Jun-16

https://plus.google.com/u/0/116462350773493383289/about

Rudkin, Matthew [MC2009]
Works at KPMG
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in New York, NY 10036

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JFOUND: Drohan, Frank J. [MC1973] CEO Omagine, Inc.

2014-Jun-16

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=248495&ticker=OMAG

Mr. Frank J. Drohan has been the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer at Omagine, Inc., since 1991. Mr. Drohan has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Omagine LLC (Wholly owned subsidiary of Omagine, Inc.) since November 2009.

He serves as Chairman of The Renaissance Team, Inc.(“TRT”) and Renaissance Development Holdings, Inc.(“RDH”). He served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer of Alfa International Holdings Corp. (Formerly Alfa International Corp.) since 1991.

He served as Chairman of Alfa International Corp.’s wholly owned subsidiary Ty-Breakers Corp. and as Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of its wholly owned subsidiaries, Journey of Light, Inc. and Contact Sports, Inc.

Mr. Drohan served as Chairman, President and owner of Rif International Corp. from 1977 to 1986. He served as Director of Alfa International Holdings Corp. since 1991.

Mr. Drohan served as a Director of Ty-Breakers Corp. Rif ultimately acquired the Ty-Breakers’ business, assets and patent and changed its name to Ty-Breakers Corp. which was acquired by Alfa International Corp. on January 23, 1997.

Mr. Drohan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Political Science from Manhattan College in New York City.

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Drohan, Frank J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Frank is a member of the Class of 1973.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Drohan, Frank J. [MC1973]

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COMMENT: On Feenan, James F. [MC1961 RIP]

2014-Jun-16

JOBIT: Feenan, James F. [MC1961 RIP]
2014-Jun-03
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newstimes/obituary.aspx?n=James-Feenan&pid=171221075

James Feenan
Obituary

Published in News Times on June 4, 2014

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Feenan, James F. [MC1961 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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Message from Mary Louise Feenan-Neville,

Dear Mr. Reinke,

Thank you for your kind words and intentions on my father, James F. Feenan’s Obituary Guest Book. The family is most grateful for you sentiment.

Sincerely,
Mary Louise Feenan-Neville . . .

Go Jaspers!

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JLINKEDIN: Musilli, Maria [MC????] RE Sales

2014-Jun-17

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maria-musilli/12/4ab/423

Musilli, Maria [MC????]
RE Sales/Technical Sales/Engineering App Sales
William Raveis RE
Greenwich, Connecticut
Real Estate

Summary

Experienced in Outside Sales, Inside Engineering Applications Sales and Consumer product Sales.

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Maria

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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GOOGLE+: Thompson, Jeff [MC2001] Law Enforcement Detective

2014-Jun-17

https://plus.google.com/u/0/112838088122066994164/about

Thompson, Jeff [MC2001]
Attends Griffith University
Lived in new york city

Story
Tagline
I am a Law Enforcement Detective, Mediator, PhD Student, & Frequent Smiler.
Bragging rights
Trying to save the world & wear sandals more days than not.

Education

Griffith University
PhD- Law School, present
Creighton University
School of Law Werner Institute, 2009 – 2010
Manhattan College
Communications, 2001
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JLINKEDIN: Mieles, Mariann [MC1997] Lead Radiation Therapist Mount Sinai

2014-Jun-17

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mariann-mieles/86/946/b53

Mieles, Mariann [MC1997]
Lead Radiation Therapist
at Mount Sinai Health System
Whitestone, New York
Hospital & Health Care

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JFOUND: Guillermo, Luis [MC????] consultant healthcare

2014-Jun-10

http://www.placidsolutions.com/about-placidsolutions/team/

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LUIS A. GUILLERMO IRIGOYEN
PlacidSolutions
Management Consultant

Luis Guillermo is a financial and management consultant in the healthcare industry.

His expertise include business planning, strategic planning, financial structuring, operations planning, marketing strategy and budgeting, human resource planning, and market research.

Luis Guillermo is CEO of Hospital Sedna in Mexico City, Mexico. Among many achievements, Luis Guillermo has implemented internal controls while creating value and maximizing profits for the organizations he has served. With experience in major hospital management, he has been instrumental in expanding business opportunities for the organizations operationally as well as developing new business opportunities and restructuring financial health. He has experience with organizations such as Amerimed Hospitals, Hilton Resorts, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte & Touche.

Luis Guillermo holds MBA from Manhattan College in New York, and La Salle Business School in Barcelona, Spain and Bachelors/CPA from Universidad La Salle Cancun. He is part of various boards including Medical Travel Mexico, Private Hospital Association, and Tranplantes Quintana Roo AC.

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Guillermo, Luis [MC????]

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Desr John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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GOOGLE+: Mauro, Billy [MC2013] Co-Founder Shopsy

2014-Jun-18

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillyMauro/about

Mauro, Billy [MC2013]
Works at Shopsy
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in San Francisco, California

Work
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Skills
Hustle
Employment

Shopsy
Co-Founder, present
The place to shop for products discovered on Instagram.

Manhattan College
Computer Information Systems, 2013

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GOOGLE+: Russell, Sean [MC2012] CEO MenProvement

2014-Jun-18

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SeanRussell8P/about

Russell, Sean [MC2012]
Works at MenProvement
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in NYC

Tagline
Enjoy it!
Introduction
My name is Sean Russell. I live to enjoy life and be the best possible version of myself while bringing others up along the way!
Bragging rights
High School State Cham

Occupation
I own and operate MenProvement.com
Skills
Positivity, growth, sports & fun!

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JLINKEDIN: Argento, Joseph [MC2013] Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation

2014-Jun-19

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

Argento, Joseph [MC2013]
Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation
Miller Place, New York
Education Management

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GOOGLE+: Yorio, David [MC2001] Citadel Security Agency

2014-Jun-19

https://plus.google.com/u/0/104936620665211257024/about

Yorio, David [MC2001]
Works at Citadel Security Agency
Attended Georgetown University

Education

Georgetown University
MBA, 2007 – 2009
Dartmouth College
MA, 2003 – 2005
Manhattan College
BSc, 1997 – 2001

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JOBIT: O’Malley, James Patrick [MC1972 RIP]

2014-Jun-19

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=James-OMALLEY&pid=171410004

James Patrick O’MALLEY
Death Notice or In Memoriam

O’MALLEY – James Patrick, of Powder Springs, GA (formerly of Freeport, NY) on June 15, 2014.

Loving son of James and Marion, devoted father of Anne (Mike), James (Perla), Kelly, and Sean, and grandfather of Vincent, Declan, and Adelyn. Beloved brother of Diane (Francis), Patricia (James) and John (Cathy).

James attended Most Precious Blood grammar school in Astoria, NY and Our Holy Redeemer grammar school (class of 1964) in Freeport, NY. He was a proud graduate of Brooklyn Prep High School (class of 1968) and Manhattan College (class of 1972).

He will be missed by all and remembered for his wit and depth of knowledge.

Services will be held at the West Cobb Funeral Home, 2480 Macland Rd., Marietta Ga 30064 from 1-4PM on Saturday. In lieu of flowers or memorials, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project in his honor would be appreciated.

Published in Newsday on June 19, 2014

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O’Malley, James Patrick [MC1972 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newsday/james-patrick-omalley-condolences/171410004?cid=full#sthash.Nq6xmFpx.dpbs

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JOBIT: Taylor, Norman P. [MC1940 RIP]

2014-Jun-19

http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/jackson/obituary.aspx?n=Norman-Taylor&pid=171399338

Dr. Norman P. Taylor
Obituary

TAYLOR, DR. NORMAN P. LT COL, RET

Born to Bernard and Jane (Meaney) Taylor in New York City, NY, passed away peacefully at Vista Grande Villa on June 17, 2014.

Norman is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Sybelle Taylor.

He is survived by his two sons, N. Peter Jr. (Yvonne) of Chandler, AZ and David (Peggy) of Jackson. He was the proud grandfather of Norman, Jordon, Sarah, and John.

Norman was a constant seeker of wisdom with a passion for life and adventure. He had a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Manhattan College and, as a Rhodes Scholar; he graduated with a Doctorate in Education from Columbia University in New York.

Holding a number of posts with the Jackson Public Schools, he retired as the Superintendent of Schools with over 20 years of service.

Norman’s academic success was matched by his military career. He served in the Pacific with the United States Army during World War II and then served in the Army Reserve for 31 years where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He often shared fond memories of his time in the service.

Norman loved to travel the world and experience other cultures.

He completed his dissertation in Burma where he lived with his wife for a year and helped to establish a school system. Along with his travels came a passion for politics and world affairs which he enjoyed discussing at length.

Norman loved to entertain friends and family and was rarely found without a book in his hand and one of his beloved dogs nearby. He touched many people’s lives with his brilliant mind and creativity, his stories, his endless compassion for others, and his impeccable fashion sense.

According to Norman’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A service commemorating his life will be held at Grand River Marketplace Brewery 117 W. Louis Glick Hwy. Downtown Jackson, on 6/20/14 from 2-4 PM where the family will receive friends. Norman and Belle will be buried at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Cascades Humane Society (www.cascadeshumanesociety.org) or the Reading/ Writing Connection of Jackson (www.readingwritingconnection.org).

WATSON FUNERAL CHAPEL 2590 SPRING ARBOR ROAD http://www.watson-funeral-chapels.com

Published in Jackson Citizen Patriot from June 18 to June 21, 2014

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Taylor, Norman P. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/jackson/norman-p-taylor-condolences/171399338?cid=full#sthash.5WyolbTG.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Norman is a member of he Class of 1940.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Taylor, Norman P. [MC1940 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JHQ: 2014 Manhattan College Reality Retreat 9/12-14/14

2014-Jun-19

23rd Annual Businessmen’s Retreat
Friday, Sept. 12 – Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Life can be a flurry of activity. There always seems to be something to do.

Experts tell us that it is critical to take time for ourselves – break away from the flurry of activity and daily routines, so we can reflect, give thanks, pray, meditate, appreciate and think about our purpose in life.

The 2014 Manhattan College Reality Retreat provides the perfect setting to do this and seek higher direction while considering this year’s spiritual quest,

“Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)

The retreat provides a wonderful opportunity to make new friends, to network, and to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow alumni – men like you. Many Silicon Valley executives spend thousands of dollars for a similar experience. Plus, you may also avail yourself of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Anointing, and The Eucharist.

Check out our website for more details and register to join us in September. You’ll be glad you did!

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http://www.manhattancollegeretreat.com/about/?utm_source=Men%27s+Retreat+2014&utm_campaign=Retreat+2014&utm_medium=email

About

If you’d like to discover more reasons why you are blessed by God, and also called by Him, please join us for this year’s retreat at the Bishop Molloy Retreat House in Jamaica Estates, Queens, NY. There you will have ample opportunities for fellowship with men like yourself, many of whom have been attending our annual retreats year after year.

This year is the 23rd installment of the Reality Retreat, which was started by a group of Manhattan College alumni and friends, many of whom worked in business settings in NYC, who were seeking a way of strengthening their faith and bridging that faith from Sunday Mass into the start of the workweek on Monday morning.

Our weekend will feature great speakers, delicious food, enriching fellowship and camaraderie, and opportunities to partake in the sacraments of the Eucharist, Reconciliation and Anointing. Past speakers have woven their personal witness stories together with the annual theme, inspiring our attendees.

Again, we hope that you will plan to join us at this year’s retreat on September 12th, 13th & 14th.

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GOOGLE+: Ryles, Liz [MC2010] Admin for CSC on a USCIS contract

2014-Jun-20

https://plus.google.com/u/0/104162746820641166932/about

Liz Ryles
Worked at Computer Sciences Corporation
Attended Manhattan College
Lived in Kansas City, Kansas

Story

Tagline
Seriously sick of facebook

Introduction
Currently in Fairfax, VA.

Bragging rights
I’m awesome at eating.

Occupation
Administrative work for CSC on a USCIS contract

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Ryles, Liz [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Liz is a member of the Class of 2010.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ryles, Liz [MC2010]

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GOOGLE+: Thompson, Joe [MC2005] Associate Jaros Baum & Bolles

2014-Jun-20

https://plus.google.com/u/0/100779700801977577645/about

Thompson, Joe [MC2005]
Associate at Jaros Baum & Bolles

Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Brooklyn

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JOBIT: Vecchio, Thomas J. [MC1944 RIP]

2014-Jun-20

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pressdemocrat/obituary.aspx?n=Thomas-VECCHIO&pid=171419957

Thomas J. VECCHIO M.D.
Funeral Notice

Inspired by the book, “The Microbe Hunters”, Tom knew as a youth he wanted a life of medicine and science. Always bright and precocious, he was admitted at the age of 16 to the pre-med program at Manhattan College, New York and went on to earn an MD from The Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, he was Board Certified in Internal Medicine and was later inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Physicians.

Returning from his Korean War military service, serving as a Company Commander in the Army Medical Corps, he entered into the solo practice of internal medicine in Michigan. He then moved to Kentucky to become Associate Director of Internal Medicine for one of the first HMO hospitals established in the U.S., operated by the United Mine Workers.

Satisfying his interest in scientific research, he later joined the Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan as Chief of Clinical Research, leading domestic and international drug development programs for a variety of drugs, including: Ibuprofen; Depo-Provera; Minoxidil and Cortaid.

His concern for providing family planning opportunities to developing areas of the world gave him the opportunity to speak at the United Nations in 1971 on behalf of population issues, contributing to the availability world wide of Depo-Provera, an injectable contraceptive.

He ended his career at the Syntex Corporation in Palo Alto, CA as Medical Director of International Clinical Research.

During his lifetime he contributed many medical and scientific articles and was the author of the book, “The Story of Depo-Provera”.

Tom was born on June 14, 1924 in New York of second generation Italian immigrant parents and died at home on June 4, 2014.

Never bored, he enjoyed retirement, traveled extensively always studying the local language and exploring the area’s hills, rivers and back roads. He loved music, played the piano, and especially enjoyed duets with his children; and as an accomplished bridge player, achieved his goal of becoming a Bronze level Life Master.

Tom was a founding member of the Santa Rosa Symphony Endowment Committee; a member of the Bodega Harbour Literary Club, and as a man of thoughtful and varied insights, a frequent contributor to the Press Democrat’s “Letters to the Editor”.

Those who were privileged to know him will remember his sweet and modest nature; his tender heart, keen intellect, bright and charming wit and his trademark twinkling eyes.

Missing him greatly are his wife of 37 years, Lissa A.(Wasleski) Vecchio; his children Karen, Claudia and Theodore (Lisa M.) Vecchio, step-daughter Sarah Wildfang(Ronan Mohan), grandchildren Thomas and James; Kathryn, Alex and Nicholas, and niece Merilee. All were blessed to be loved by him. The family wishes to thank Parent-Sorensen Mortuary for their kindness and support.

Published Online in the Press Democrat from June 20 to June 21, 2014

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Vecchio, Thomas J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/pressdemocrat/thomas-j-vecchio-condolences/171419957?cid=full#sthash.2aQLFmit.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1944.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Vecchio, Thomas J. [MC1944 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) updates on Kitson, Kevin (MC1970)

2014-Jun-20

Good Morning,

I have received an update from Tom Delaney regarding Kevin Kitson, who has been in our prayers and I want to share Kevin’s note and Tom’s comments with you. We need to raise the volume for Kevin and his Family as he approaches the end of his Journey and approaches it cloaked in God’s Love and accepting with courage and trust, God’s Will.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Dear Phil,

Attached is e-mail from Kevin Kitson whom we have been praying for.

As you read, you will see we need to pray for Kevin in the last phase of his journey on earth.

Kevin is a boy of the Bronx that I graduated with from Cardinal Spellman High School with and MC.

A St.John’s University Law School graduate who worked in both the Westchester and Bronx District Attorneys offices before starting a law practice in White Plains with his wife over 25 years ago.

He has given to many others in his life.

He once told me he gave back to both these institutions because of what the De La Salle Christian Brothers did for him and shaping his life.

He is active in many causes to help people including a priest, Fr. Mark Connell, in the tough neighborhoods of Newburgh ,NY with his San Miguel Academy with no tuition requirements for middle school children to break the patterns of drugs, crime and poverty usually in their future.

So let us join in prayer for Kevin,his wife and family as Kevin said below and ” as always, I have resigned my fate to God’s Providence”

Thanks,

Tom

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From: Kevin Kitson
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:50:32 -0400

Dear friends,

For more than 6 months now I have attempted to treat my pancreatic cancer and the numerous liver tumors that I was diagnosed with, with potent chemo therapy treatments. I have to admit I never anticipated what going through those treatments would entail. The first recommended rounds of those drugs were ineffectual, and unfortunately the second attempt, with different, more experimental and aggressive, drugs was also unsuccessful.

One of the complications from the advanced state of the liver cancer is that a larger tumor has developed pressing on the vena cava, which compromises my bodies ability to normally transfer fluids and impairs my ability to breath, digest, and function. It has been one of the main causes of my pain, and unfortunately has been unaffected by any of the treatments.

As a result, I have discontinued any other form of treatment. I have greatly appreciated the support I have received from you my friends, and the many prayers that have been offered for my benefit. I gave this disease the best fight that I had, but some fights can’t be won. While this outcome was not unanticipated, it is disappointing, but I have resigned my fate, as I always have, to God’s providence.

Over the next several weeks I will be continuing to live and struggle with this disease, but I would hope to find the strength and time to have brief visits with you my friends. Please contact Pat via email and she will let you know if and when I’m up to visitors.

Thank you again for all the love and support,

Kevin

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

2014-Jun-20

Good Evening All,

Joe Quinn asks for our prayers.

We pray for Joe’s Sister, Holly, who will be undergoing a second Open Heart Surgery next month. Please pray for Holly and her family as we ask for God’s Guidance to be laid upon the Surgeon’s hands once again. We pray for a complete recovery with no complications. Please raise the volume.

We pray for Joe’s colleague at work. Harry suffered a stroke this week. Please keep Harry, his wife Fran and their family in your prayers as we pray for a complete recovery free of side effects.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Weiss, Jessica [MC2006] Diagnostic Imaging Mgr Orange Regional

2014-Jun-20

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jessica-weiss/94/430/b78

Weiss, Jessica [MC2006]
Diagnostic Imaging Manager
at Orange Regional Medical Center
Walden, New York
Hospital & Health Care

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GOOGLE+: Madan, Banna [MC2006] Consultant at DCI/CONAGE

2014-Jun-21

https://plus.google.com/u/0/100796057737139147420/about

Madan, Banna [MC2006]
Consultant at DCI/CONAGE

Attended Manhattan College

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JFOUND: Dwyer, Sean P. [MC1984] co-authors Motorist Litigation course

2014-Jun-21

http://www.nbi-sems.com/Details.aspx/R-66726MO

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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Litigation from A to Z

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SEAN P. DWYER is a partner of the firm Shearer & Dwyer LLP, with offices in Long Island and New York.

He is an accomplished litigator and trial attorney whose practice includes the handling of medical and dental malpractice matters, construction and labor law claims, disciplinary and criminal investigations involving health professionals, insurance coverage disputes, general casualty claims, and complex civil and criminal litigation matters. As a trial attorney with more than twenty years of experience, Mr. Dwyer has tried numerous civil, criminal, and administrative matters in New York to verdict.

He served as an assistant district attorney under the Honorable Robert M. Morgenthau, District Attorney of New York County in the Trial and Investigations Divisions. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Dwyer served as a special assistant attorney general for the State of New York and special assistant U.S. attorney.

After entering private practice, he served as trial counsel at several law firms representing both corporate and individual clients in a wide range of matters. Beyond his extensive litigation practice in civil and criminal litigation, as a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Mr. Dwyer advises construction and design professionals, engineers, brokers and insurance carriers in LEED compliance and disputes arising in sustainable practices and projects. He has frequently provided CE presentations and training sessions for attorneys, health professionals, construction professionals, insurance carriers, municipalities and risk managers throughout the U.S.

Mr. Dwyer earned his B.A. degree from Manhattan College and his J.D. degree from New York Law School.

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Dwyer, Sean P. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

MIKE

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dwyer, Sean P. [MC1984]

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ENDNOTE: Notre Dame not Catholic?

2014-Jun-21

http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/3347/Alumni-to-Notre-Dame-Arrange-for-Departure-of-Trustee-Who-Supports-HHS-Mandate.aspx

Alumni to Notre Dame: Arrange for Departure of Trustee Who Supports HHS Mandate
June 9, 2014, at 11:15 AM | By Matthew Archbold

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The Sycamore Trust, an organization of University of Notre Dame alumni, is calling on the fellows of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees to “arrange for the departure from the Board of Trustees” of a new member who has publicly supported the HHS mandate.

The Cardinal Newman Society broke the news last month that Notre Dame named to its Board of Trustees Katie Washington, who has publicly supported the HHS mandate and criticized the U.S. bishops’ opposition to it.

Washington, Notre Dame’s valedictorian in 2010 and an M.D./Ph.D. candidate at the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, contributed in 2012 with fellow Johns Hopkins students to an op-ed which appeared in the Baltimore Sun, saying, “We … strongly disagree with any employer — religious or otherwise —that would refuse to provide full insurance coverage, including contraception, for its employees.”

The Trust, in its latest bulletin, calls the appointment “inexplicable, insupportable, and incriminating.”

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Seems like Notre Dame doesn’t want to be Catholic?

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