JASPER JOTTINGS Week 37 – 2014 Sep 14

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 37 – 2014 Sep 14

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2014/jj2014W37.html

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POSITRACTION: New nanobots could destroy cancerous tumors soon

2014-Sep-07

http://www.impactlab.net/2014/08/30/new-nanobots-hunt-down-and-destroy-cancerous-tumors/

August 30th, 2014 at 8:10 am
New nanobots hunt down and destroy cancerous tumors

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An army of tiny weaponized robots traveling around a human body, hunting down malignant tumors and destroying them from within sounds like a scene from a science fiction novel. But research in Nature Communications today from the University of California Davis Cancer Center shows the prospect of that being a realistic scenario may not be far off.

Promising progress is being made in the development of a multi-purpose anti-tumor nanoparticle called “nanoporphyrin” that can help diagnose and treat cancers.

Cancer is the world’s biggest killer. In 2012, an estimated 14.1 million new cancer cases were diagnosed and around 8.2 million people died from cancer worldwide.

This year, cancer surpassed cardiovascular diseases to become the leading cause of death in Australia; 40,000 Australians died as a result of cancer last year. It’s no wonder that scientists explore every possible technology to efficiently and safely diagnose and treat the disease.

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Now here are some “weaponized robots” that we can all get behind.

God, the Universe, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster has enable humans to do both great and terrible things.

I hope we do more “great”.

Imagine this developing technology saving your loved one.

I pray for the individuals working on this to work faster, harder, and smarter.

Wish I could contribute, but for now we can all send good thoughts in their direction … …

… … and maybe God, the Universe, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster will hurry them along.

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ADMINISTRIVIA: GOOGLE+ has changed

2014-Sep-07

[JR: FWIW Google+ has suddenly been “finding” Jaspers for me. I’m reporting them here as I confirm their status. It’s sort of like an update. And, you can communicate with them without knowing their email address. Very interesting development in Social Media. Of course, I’m open to opinions about this.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) for Mrs. Sylvia “Cookie” Harris

2014-Sep-07

Good Afternoon All,

I ask for your Prayers for a dear friend of a close and dear Cousin of mine. I ask for your prayers for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Sylvia “Cookie” Harris, Wife of 33 years of Congressman Andy Harris, MD. U.S. House Of Representatives, Maryland. Mrs. Harris died very unexpectedly of a heart attack. She leaves her Husband Andy and their five children. Sylvia was a very devout Catholic and defender of the unborn and head of Pro-Life efforts in Maryland. A very warm and gracious lady who gave of herself to all. Please keep Mrs.Harris, Andy and their Family in your prayers as the family mourn their loved one. We pray that the Family find peace in the certain knowledge that Sylvia is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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[JR: Here’s a link to the obit. Requiescat In Pacem.]

http://goo.gl/7TLBPQ

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GOOGLE+: Mulligan, Sarah (MC2009) Worked at OK! Magazine

2014-Sep-07

https://plus.google.com/107111558546936123987/about

Sarah Mulligan
Worked at OK! Magazine
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Brooklyn

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Dear John,

I believe that Sarah is a member of the Class of 2009.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mulligan, Sarah (MC2009)

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COMMENT: Trynosky, Stephen K. (MC1968) remembers Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP]

2014-Sep-07

Trynosky, Stephen K. (MC1968)

RE: PRAYERSREQUESTED: Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP] reported by Khury, Maria [MC1977]

http://wp.me/p3FoL-5jy
Good man, had him in ’64 for Freshman Theology and again in Sr. Year for comparative Christian religions. Told a great story about how he used to play the organ at the cathedral in Havana. After Fidel made it more or less clear the direction he was taking Cuba, during the annual Mass celebrating Cuban independence, after the recessional, he played the Cuban National Anthem and caused a riot. He, was sorry for the riot, we all thought it was pretty neat. It is not often you meet a man who feels that he is not worthy to become a priest. RIP Mr. Romagosa, you were one of the special ones.

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[JR:  Passed along to Raquel Romagosa. Thanks, Steve. ]

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MFOUND: William Patrick “Bill” Polian, Jr. — Alma Mater football coach?

2014-Sep-07

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

Bill Polian

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William Patrick “Bill” Polian, Jr. (born December 8, 1942) is an NFL analyst for ESPN and former American football executive. He was the Vice Chairman of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League from 1998 to 2011. He rose to league prominence as the General Manager of the Buffalo Bills, building a team that participated in four straight Super Bowls—the most consecutive appearances by any team—but lost each time. Following his stint in Buffalo, Polian went on to become the General Manager of the expansion Carolina Panthers.

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Early on in his career, he was a coach for the now defunct football teams at Manhattan College and the Trinity School, both in New York City.

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[JR: I didn’t think there was Alma Mater football in my lifetime?]

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GOOGLE+: DeLuca, Stephanie (MC2008) Publicist Simon & Schuster

2014-Sep-07

https://plus.google.com/102184283637043007125/about

Stephanie DeLuca
Works at Simon & Schuster
Attended Manhattan College
Lived in Brooklyn, New York

Story

Tagline: ”Well, I’m about as tall as a shotgun, and just as noisy.”

Education
Manhattan College    English & Communications, 2004 – 2008

Work
Occupation: Publicist
Employment: Simon & Schuster    Publicist, 2008 – present

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DeLuca, Stephanie (MC2008)

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GOOGLE+: Dorn, Philip (MC2010) Columbia U Research Assistant

2014-Sep-07

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103092541483537071260/about

Dorn, Philip (MC2010)
Works at Columbia University
Attends City College of New York
Lived in Garden City, NY

Tagline
History. Film. Springsteen. .
Introduction
Graduate student, entrepreneur, and storyteller with aspirations to share my passions and visions through intellectual and creative outlets.

Employment
Columbia University    Research Assistant, present
221 Creative Studio    Founder & Project Manager, present

Education
City College of New York History, present
Manhattan College History & Philosophy, 2006 – 2010

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Mosul Dominicans

2014-Sep-07

Good Afternoon All,

A week or so ago I asked for your prayers for the Dominican Priests / Brothers in Mosul, Iraq. As of today at Mass, we were told that the Community in Mosul, Iraq, have yet to be heard from. However, a picture has been posted showing the Cross torn down and broken and the Flag of the ISIS Terrorists flying in its’ place. Please keep the Priests and Brothers in your prayers as we pray for their safety and return. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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GOOGLE+: Cassady, Samantha (MC2006) Media and Training Specialist Zonar Systems

2014-Sep-07

Dear John,

I believe that Samantha is a member of the Class of 2006.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Cassady, Samantha (MC2006)

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https://plus.google.com/110778024270276439189/about

Samantha Cassady
Worked at Zonar Systems
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in West Seattle, WA

Work
Employment

Zonar Systems
Media and Training Specialist

Education

Manhattan College
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GOOGLE+: Kletter, Johanna (MC2003) works at UNHP

2014-09-08

https://plus.google.com/u/0/102261991664030258829/about

Kletter, Johanna (MC????)
Works at UNHP
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Bronx

Education
Manhattan College

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Dear John,

I believe that Johanna is a member of the Class of 2003.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kletter, Johanna (MC2003)

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JUPDATE: Oleszkiewicz, Cassie [MC2008] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2014-Sep-08

ORIGINALLY REPORTED:

http://wp.me/p3FoL-5ux

JNEWS: Oleszkiewicz, Cassie [MC2008] Watchung Hills HS
2014-Aug-31

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Cassie Oleszkiewicz was appointed to the Child Study Team in January. She is a graduate of Manhattan College at the undergraduate level, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Monmouth University at the graduate level. She has experience as a youth advocate and crisis responder. She is also coach of the junior varsity field hockey team at Watchung Hills.

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Oleszkiewicz, Cassie [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Cassie is a member of the Class of 2008.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Oleszkiewicz, Cassie [MC2008]

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MFOUND: “VassariVille” has two products

2014-Sep-08

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Vassariville

VassariVille

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2nd Grade at present, but my teaching experience ranges through all elementary grades.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Cross Curricular

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in secondary education in social studies, Manhattan College MS in childhood education & students with disabilities, Touro College

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Yet to be added

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[JR: But no name?]

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QUADRANGLE: “Boys Like Girls” — DUH!

2014-Sep-08

http://mcquad.org/2014/09/02/boys-like-girls-brings-teen-nostalgia-to-campus/

Boys Like Girls Brings Teen Nostalgia To Campus
Posted on September 2, 2014 by Manhattan Quadrangle Leave a comment
LAUREN CARR, VICTORIA HERNANDEZ AND DANIEL MOLINA
A&E EDITOR AND STAFF WRITERS

Their voices may have been the soundtrack of your summer or maybe even your ringtone in the late 2000’s. The punk rock band, Boys Like Girls, hit it big in 2007 and had songs that anyone from this generation can sing from memory. That was proven on Aug. 30th when the band headlined Quadstock and took to the steps of the quad to perform their biggest hits.

Martin Johnson, the lead singer, and Paul DiGiovanni, the lead guitarist, were the only two from the band that performed at the afternoon acoustic set. This was the second concert that the band has put on in the past year and a half.

[JR: It’s a band name? OK! Shouldn’t it be in quotes?]

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GOOGLE+: Loew, Paul (MC2003) IT MSP Sr Support Tech

2014-Sep-09

https://plus.google.com/u/0/111458289761239036211/about

Loew, Paul (MC????)
Works at Edge Technology Group
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Yonkers, NY

Introduction
Bassist for the bands Dyed In Grey and True Apothecary, check them both out!
Education
Manhattan College
Work
Occupation
IT Managed Services Provider
Employment
Edge Technology Group
Senior Support Technician, 2013 – present

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 2003.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Loew, Paul (MC2003)

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JFOUND: Howley, Edward [MC1965] co-author Exercise Physiology

2014-Sep-09

https://sites.google.com/site/saw43frc/Exercise-Physiology-Theory-and-Application-to-Fitness-and-Performance-0078022533

Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance Review
By Scott Powers, Edward Howley

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Edward Howley received his BS degree from Manhattan College and his MS and PhD degrees from The University of Wisconsin, Madison. He completed a one-year post-doctoral appointment at Penn State University and began his career at the University of Tennessee in 1970. He taught a variety of courses in physiology, exercise physiology and fitness testing and prescription over 36 years. He also served as an administrator of the Exercise Science program/department. He retired in 2007 and holds the rank of professor emeritus. He has received several awards for his teaching. Most of Dr. Howley’s volunteer efforts have been with the American College of Sports Medicine, where he served as president from2002–2003. He is the Editor-in-Chief of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, and is chair of the program planning committee for the annual ACSM Health & Fitness Summit meeting.

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Howley, Edward [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1965.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Howley, Edward [MC1965]

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JOBIT: Power, Pierce [MC1952 RIP] by Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964)

2014-Sep-09

Richard Scarlata

11:33 AM (1 hour ago)

to John
FYI.

Richard Scarlata
Sent from my iPhone

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> Subject: R.I.P.-Pierce Power
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> Some of you younger folks might not be familiar with Pierce Power(a Manhattan alum), who passed away on Sunday, but he was one of the biggest fans of Manhattan sports, especially track and field. He got me to join the Spiked Shoe Club back in 1972. We shared many good times together, including driving from NY to Richmond in 1977 to watch Sam Summerville win the 800 at the USA-Soviet Junior meet. He was one of the really good guys.
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> Visitation will be today, Tuesday, September 9, at the Coster Hepner Funeral Home in Cutchogue, Long Island. The hours are 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, September 10, at 12:30pm at Our Lady of Ostrabama Catholic Church on Depot Lane in Cutchogue.
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Power, Pierce [MC1952 RIP]

Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964)

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

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COMMENT: Friend of Roberta Ronan joins in the prayers

2014-Sep-09

COMMENT ON:

http://wp.me/p3FoL-5qz

PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) Roberta Ronan

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Maureen Abrahamsen

I know Roberta from years ago…..and many of her friends. We are all praying and hoping for the best for her and her family. Thank you for keeping everyone up to date on her condition. Maureen Abrahamsen Joan M. Flach Four Seasons Travel, Inc. Mamaroneck, NY

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JLINKEDIN: Fitzgerald, John C. (MC2008) Fixed Income Trader at Clayton

2014-Sep-09

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-c-fitzgerald-j-d/67/a81/679

Fitzgerald, John C. (MC2008)
Fixed Income Trader at Clayton, Lowell, & Conger Inc.
Greater New York City Area
Banking

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JFOUND: Ceruss, Thomas F. (MC1985) Cerussi & Spring, P.C.

2014-Sep-10

http://www.cerussilaw.com/attorneys/

THOMAS F. CERUSS

Born New York, New York, October 9, 1963; admitted to bar, 1989, New York; 1990, New Jersey, Connecticut and U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1996, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 2010, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York.

Education: Manhattan College (B.A., 1985); Hofstra University (J.D., 1988).

Assistant District Attorney, Westchester County, 1988-1990. Member: Westchester County and American Bar Associations; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; The Defense Research Institute, Inc; Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association; Member, Council on Litigation Management.

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Ceruss, Thomas F. (MC1985)

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GOOGLE+: Cueto, Joyce (MC2011)

2014-Sep-10

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

Cueto, Joyce (MC????)
Works at DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Planet Earth

Tagline
Structural Engineer
Education
Manhattan College
Civil Engineering

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Dear John,

I believe that Joyce is a member of the Class of 2011.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cueto, Joyce (MC2011)

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JFOUND: Segura, Pamela [MC????] writes for SciArt in America

2014-Sep-10

http://www.stopstreetharassment.org/blog/

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Pamela Segura, NY, USA

Pam recently graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in English and music. She writes for SciArt in America, an online magazine that focuses on the connections between science, art, and technology, and the music website Pancakes and Whiskey. Before her senior year of college, Pam completed a 117-page grant-funded research paper on the relationship between gender performativity and sexual violence. That project compelled her to continue exploring the social, political, racial, ethnic, and biological factors that construct and deconstruct gender. She is also a volunteer at Groundwork Hudson Valley, an environmentalist nonprofit based in Yonkers, New York. When she is not rambling on about her love of feminism or the English department at her alma mater, Pam writes nature poetry, goes on runs, and plays the blues on her guitar. You can follow her on Instagram or Twitter @pamlivinlovin.

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Segura, Pamela [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything is my ‘stuff’ for Pamela.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: McQuillen, Kevin E. [MC1975 RIP]

2014-Sep-10

http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?n=Kevin-McQuillen&pid=172417904

Kevin E. McQuillen
Obituary | Condolences

Beloved father and uncle, Kevin E. McQuillen, 60, of Breezy Point, N.Y., formerly of Nutley, N.J., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Queens, N.Y.

A funeral service will be celebrated at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Cremation will be held privately. Visitation will be on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Friday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit biondifuneralhome.com.

Kevin was born in Queens, N.Y. He was employed as a financial analyst for Citibank of New York City, and was previously employed as a financial analyst at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette in New York City. Kevin was a graduate of Manhattan College, Bronx, N.Y., with a degree in accounting. He was a former member and officer of Nutley Elks Lodge No. 1290 and The Nutley Irish American Association.

Kevin is survived by his beloved children, Sean and Matthew McQuillen; his loving nieces and nephews, and his former wife, Elizabeth McQuillen. He was predeceased by his parents, Eugene McQuillen and Arlene (nee Smart) McQuillen.

Published in Star-Ledger on Sept. 10, 2014

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McQuillen, Kevin E. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: same link

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McQuillen, Kevin E. [MC1975 RIP]

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JNEWS: McCray, Arthur [MC1980] VP Provident Asset-Based Lending

2014-Sep-11

http://njbmagazine.com/njb-news-now/provident-bank-forms-asset-based-lending-group/

NJB > NJB News Now > The Provident Bank Forms…The Provident Bank Forms Asset-Based Lending Group
Sep 10, 2014

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The Provident Bank announces the formation of an Asset-Based Lending Group that will serve businesses throughout the bank’s footprint in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.

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Arthur McCray of New York, NY, joins Provident as vice president of the Asset-Based Lending Group. Prior to joining Provident, he also worked at Sun National Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Manhattan College.

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McCray, Arthur [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCray, Arthur [MC1980]

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JFOUND: Rock, Gerald (MC1994) faculty at Albany Law

2014-Sep-11

http://www.albanylaw.edu/faculty/pages/faculty-listing.aspx?ind=Rock,+Gerald

Rock, Gerald (MC????)
B.A., Manhattan College    J.D., Albany Law School
Prior to joining the faculty at Albany Law, Prof. Rock was an assistant attorney general in the Litigation Bureau of the New York State Department of Law. There he represented the state in civil actions, and proceedings in state and federal court. He has extensive jury trial experience in federal court, handling all types of litigation—including civil rights and employment discrimination actions. He was also previously a litigation assistant at the law firm DeGraff, Foy, Kunz & Devine, with an emphasis in employment discrimination. He was a law clerk for the U.S. Magistrate Judge David R. Homer from 1997 to 1999.

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Rock, Gerald (MC1994)

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GOOGLE+: Lawler, Michael (MC2009)

2014-Sep-11

https://plus.google.com/u/0/101696469612380853672/about

Lawler, Michael (MC????)
Works at Astorino For Governor
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Pearl River

Employment
Astorino For Governor
Campaign Manager, 2014 – present
New York State Republican Party
Executive Director, 2009 – 2014

Education
Manhattan College
2009

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Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 2009.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Wasn’t sure if he was an attendee, 2009-2013, or 2005-2009]

Lawler, Michael (MC2009)

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MOBIT: Mom of Callender, Gina Ting (MC2000) passed

2014-Sep-11

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

Callender, Gina Ting (MC2000)

I’m sad to say that my mother passed away at 5:57am this morning. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. When arrangements are made, I’ll post it.

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[JR: Please accept our condolences.]

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JHQ: Alma Mater remembers our lost fellow alums

2014-Sep-11

http://youtu.be/RQ-sjzQlcxw

Manhattan College Sept. 11 Tribute and Flag Presentation

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JFOUND: Ciorra, Anthony [MC1992] LoY 2014 US Army Corps

2014-Sep-11

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/2014/09/10/italian-feast-carnival-moves-tappan-fairgrounds/15132867/

North Rockland grad receives Leadership of the Year Award

Anthony Ciorra, chief of the Coastal Restoration and Special Projects branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recently received the New York District Commander’s Leadership of the Year Award for 2014.

Ciorra, a graduate of North Rockland High School in Thiells, oversaw the execution of numerous coastal resiliency projects in New York and New Jersey that continue to contribute to the region’s recovery from the effects from Hurricane Sandy, according to a press release from the corps.

The award citation reads: “Mr. Ciorra’s foresight and mentorship to his teams have enabled the execution of an extremely successful construction program. His numerous accomplishments reflect the highest standards of leadership and excellence in the United States Government and reflect great credit upon himself, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.”

Ciorra is the son of Fred and Mary Ciorra of Garnerville. He and his wife Patrice Ciorra have two children, Alaina and Thomas, and live in Merrick.

Ciorra, who has more than 21 years of service with the federal government, is a graduate of Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

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Ciorra, Anthony [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ciorra, Anthony [MC1992]

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JOBIT: Moore, Joseph M. [MC???? RIP]

2014-Sep-11

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newstimes/obituary.aspx?n=Joseph-Moore&pid=172432226

Joseph Moore
Obituary

MOORE, JOSEPH M.

Joseph M. Moore, 65, died on September 9, 2014 after a hard-fought battle with ALS.

He passed away peacefully at his home in New Fairfield, surrounded by his family. Born July 18, 1949 in Brooklyn, NY, to Thomas and Teresa Moore, Joe lived many years in Stuyvesant Town, Manhattan. He is an alumnus of Cardinal Hayes High School. He spent many summers at Camp Fordham, working and forming numerous lifelong friendships. Joe earned Bachelors and Masters degrees from Fordham University and Manhattan College.

He followed his passion and pursued a career in teaching. He worked in various NYC schools, including Immaculate Conception and St. Francis de Sales in Manhattan, St. Joseph By the Sea in Staten Island, and St Nicholas of Tolentine High School in the Bronx, where he spent eight happy years as teacher, assistant principal, and basketball coach, proudly leading three Tolentine teams all the way to CHSAA Championships in 1983, 1985, and 1988. Some of these students went on to national professional basketball careers. In 1990, Joe and his family relocated to New Fairfield, and Joe started a career teaching social studies at Somers Central School District in Somers, NY. Joe would remain at Somers High School until his retirement in 2011.

Joe loved life and embraced whatever opportunities came his way. Music was his passion, and he was a lifelong radio fan and supporter of local, live music. He also enjoyed taking guitar lessons for many years but, as self-proclaimed “King of the No-Talent Bums,” he dedicated himself to bringing people together through music, whether at home, in the classroom, or in his community, where he was a co-founder of Groovin’ in New Fairfield.

Nothing made Joe happier than spending time with “his girls.” This devoted husband and father leaves behind his wife of 29 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Moore (Hyde), their daughters Tara Moore and Katie Moore, and their dogs Benjy and Lexie, all of New Fairfield. Joe is also survived by his sister and her husband, Wendy and Ken Weber of North Plainfield, NJ, nephews Brian Weber and Matthew Weber, and niece Michelle (Weber) Taylor and her husband John Taylor. Joe is predeceased by his parents.

A natural teacher and a true people person, Joe was always ready with advice, stories, a friendly smile, and lots of his trademark “Dad jokes;” it’s no surprise that so many former students sought out “Mr. Moore” years (and even decades) after leaving his classroom.

Though his life was cruelly cut short by the ruthless torture that is ALS, Joe’s legacy of life, love, and music will live on, not only in his family and friends, but also in the generations of students whose lives he was so honored to have touched.

Viewing hours will be at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Monday, September 15 from 4:00-8:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 16th, at 10:30 AM at St. Edward the Confessor Church, New Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, the Moore family requests donations to Regional Hospice of Western CT (http://regionalhospicect.org/), the ALS Association CT Chapter (http://webct.alsa.org), or a charity of your choosing, honoring Joe’s memory and spirit. The Moore family would like to express their sincere gratitude to nurse Joanne, aide Tweedy, and social worker Colleen, all from Regional Hospice, for their truly exceptional care, support, and compassion during these past six months.

Published in News Times on Sept. 12, 2014

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Moore, Joseph M. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newstimes/joseph-moore-condolences/172432226?cid=full#sthash.i5VyFDxZ.dpbs

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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COMMENT: Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP]… was Uncle Willy

2014-Sep-12

Comment on “PRAYERSREQUESTED: Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP]…”

riairiajmartinez
162.230.29.176
Submitted on 2014/09/11 at 6:44 pm

Hello, I learned of his passing not long ago from one of his good friends who was a pastor at our church for many years. I am one Deacon Martinez daughter. He was Uncle Willy to us. I would love to connect with Raquel. Please give her my email address.

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[JR: Passing it along as requested.]

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JEMAIL:Antenucci, John (MC1959) supplies a shot of mugs

2014-Sep-12

John,

This is a little late, but it is a good picture with fond memories. The photo was taken at the 2014 Reunion. The photographer was Ben Arne, a free lance photographer. He wanted to get a photo of the Class of 1959, celebrating 55 years since graduation.

In the photo from left to right are the following. George Apuzzi, Edward McEneney, John Antenucci, Lee Angioletti, Missing in the middle is Ronald Derubeis, George Skau, Mauro “Mickey” D’Addato and Ricardo “Dick” Barbieri.

Hope you can get the photo, which is in pdf format

John Antenucci, B.S ’59

Manhattan Grads 55 years ago 2014

[JR: Best I could do with what I had to work with. Hope I look that good at “55”! Mozel Tov.  ]

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JFOUND: Saccomanno, Joe [MC????] AXA Advisors

2014-Sep-12

http://www.joesaccomanno.com/

My name is Joe Saccomanno and I have been with AXA Advisors, LLC since 2009.  I graduated from the Manhattan College Business School with a Degree in Finance and Economics.  While there I studied all aspects of an international and domestic economy and how they relate to the financial markets of yesterday and today.

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Saccomanno, Joe [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Gianna, Dominic J. (MC1968) Shareholder, Aaron & Gianna, PL

2014-Sep-12

http://www.aarongianna.com/gianna.html

Gianna, Dominic J. (MC1968)
Shareholder, Vice President, Director
Aaron & Gianna, PL

Career Overview

Dominic is a Shareholder and Member of the Board of Directors of Aaron & Gianna, PLC A Professional Law Corporation. He chairs the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He has been recognized by his colleagues as one of America’s great trial lawyers and for 36 years has tried cases from both the plaintiff and the defense side throughout the United States. Dominic is also recognized as one of America’s most dynamic and inspired teachers of advocacy, persuasion and trial techniques. He was honored as a recipient of the Robert Keeton award as the best teacher of advocacy in America by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), the American Bar Association’s teaching arm.

For 25 years, Dominic has served as a member of NITA’s National Faculty, NITA Program Director and has led interactive NITA training programs throughout the English-speaking world, including every one of the 50 states, Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland and Wales. As Principal Faculty for The Professional Education Group, Inc. (PEG, Inc.), he has delivered and led over 400 lectures and seminars throughout the world. His “Reel Justice,” “Winning Before Trial,” “A Day on Trial” (with Professor Thomas A. Mauet), and currently, “Advocacy for the Ages and Sexes: Persuading Genders and Generations” (with his seminar partner, Lisa A. Marcy), have been presented throughout the world to extraordinary acclaim.

Dominic is the author of numerous publications on advocacy and persuasion, including Thomson West’s Opening Statements 2d, Winning in the Beginning by Winning the Beginning (along with Lisa A. Marcy), Advocacy for the Ages (The Professional Education Group, Inc., along with Lisa A. Marcy), and numerous publications in legal journals. As a motivational speaker and seminar leader, he has trained thousands of lawyers of all ages and experience in the arts of advocacy, persuasion and trial techniques. His techniques have changed the careers of thousands of trial lawyers of all ages and experience throughout his 25 years of teaching advocacy.

Dominic is a frequent commentator on Court TV, has made numerous television appearances on related matters and has been selected by professional groups from both sides of the courtroom to lead programs for them. He was recently selected, along with his partners Professor Thomas A. Mauet and Lisa A. Marcy, to be the Blockbuster Speaker at the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI), annual meeting, along with President Bill Clinton and Justice Scalia. Dominic chaired the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Annual Meeting in 2001, and acted as Program Chair in 1992 and 1994. He serves as Director of Trial Advocacy at LSU School of Law, is Principal Faculty of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, and has taught at numerous law schools throughout America.

As a trial lawyer, Dominic has tried over 150 cases in both state and federal courts throughout the United States in areas such as complex commercial litigation, product liability, toxic tort, employment law, medical malpractice, major construction disputes, anti-trust matters, medical malpractice and complex toxic tort cases. Dominic has served as District Judge pro tem by appointment of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, and has been selected by both state and federal courts to serve as Special Master in complex matters. His client list includes Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized national business and small local organizations.

Dominic has been a trial lawyer for 36 years. Prior to that, he worked as an organic chemist, professional athlete and professional actor. He received his B.S. degree from Manhattan College, New York, his M.A. degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York, and his law degree from Loyola University School of Law, where he was elected Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola Law Review. Dominic is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Super Lawyers in the area of Civil Litigation from 2008 to the present. .

Education

Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1974

Elected Editor-in-Chief, Loyola Law Review

State University of New York at Buffalo, 1971, M.A. Degree, Organic Chemistry

Manhattan College, New York, New York, B.S. Degree, Chemistry

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GOOGLE+: Pulsoni-Cicio, Maria (MC1982) Informatica Sales and Marketing

2014-Sep-12

https://plus.google.com/u/0/102052857951994730580/about

Pulsoni-Cicio, Maria (MC????)
Works at Informatica
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Franklin Lakes, NJ

Introduction
I help organizations build their businesses. I have an intense interest in learning, preserving, and exploring our world.
Education
Manhattan College
Occupation
Sales and Marketing Professional
Employment
Informatica
Sales and Marketing Professional, present
ADP, MAI Basic Four, Oracle, Bachman, PeopleSoft,

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pulsoni-Cicio, Maria (MC1982)

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JEMAIL: Yamaoka, Joseph (MC1956) after tennis report

2014-Sep-12

FROM: Yamaoka, Joseph (MC1956)

Hi All,

After tennis last night, the four of us repaired to Kellys for a brew or two.

The subject of Benghazi came up and I was surprised that the other three, who I believe fall somewhere in the conservative half (as opposed to the liberal half) of the spectrum had not seen Bret Baier’s one hour Fox special on 13 Hours in Benghazi. Before you trash this email, please at least take a minute or less to read the FOX TEASER for the program below. Note that the teaser has several quotes by the men from the Annex Security Team who went to the embassy and probably saved the lives of about two dozen people under attack at the embassy. They were too late to save Ambassador Stevens.

I believe the program will be re-aired on Saturday (tomorrow) at 10 PM. It is riveting television. It goes into a lot of detail about the events of that night. I encourage you to either view the program or DVR it and to judge for yourself whether the life of Ambassador Stevens could have been saved. If what these men said is true, it also begs the question: where up the chain of command did the order to stand down originate?

If you do view the program and believe that their story is credible, please encourage your friends to view it too.

The media (other than Fox) seems to refuse to follow the Benghazi story.

Thank you for putting up with this email.

Joe Yamaoka

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FOX TEASER

A Fox News Reporting special, hosted by Bret Baier, tonight uncovered the smoking gun of Benghazi and offered an inside look into the harrowing and tragic 2012 attacks that killed four Americans.

“13 Hours at Benghazi: The Inside Story” is told by members of the Annex Security Team. The special is based off a new book, “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi” by Mitchell Zuckoffwith the Annex Security Team.

What the security contractors described as initially a “pretty routine day” became a 13-hour battle.

Five minutes after the attack on the consulate, the team said they were ready to go – but they were delayed by a top CIA officer who told them to stand down.

“We were told to wait, stand down. We were delayed three times,” security contractor and co-author Kris (“Tanto”) Paronto told Bret Baier in tonight’s special.

If the team had not been delayed, they believe things would have turned out differently.

“Ambassador Stevens and Sean [Smith], yeah, they would still be alive, my gut is yes,” Paronto said.

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[JR: I, and my tin foil hat, are sure that the truth has not yet come out. And, like so MANY other “conspiracy theories”, it may never. And legit questions will be dismissed with that ad hominem attack “nut job”!]

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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/06/top-cia-official-in-benghazi-delayed-response-to-terrorist-attack-us-security/

The full, first-hand account of what really happened in Benghazi can be seen when Fox News airs 13 hours at Benghazi: The Inside Story Friday night 10 p.m. (EDT), Saturday at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. (EDT), and Sunday at 8 p.m. (EDT)

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JR addendum:

Note I am not making any jokes about old men and tennis. I reserve those for my Classmate aka “Tennis Titan”.

And, while this topic may be deemed “political”, I’m collecting it as evidence of life in the Class of 1956! You may draw your own conclusions about what type of “life” this is (i.e., intelligent; semi-; un).

You can visit my personal blog  for all my TINFOILHAT ravings. Those are tagged for easy access — TFHBENGAZI has four separate posts — there are 36 separate TFH tags for you reading pleasure. http://reinkefaceslife.com/?s=Benghazi

Thanks for a fun email!

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JOBIT: Maurer, John Anthony [MC1948 RIP]

2014-Sep-12

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/floridatoday/obituary.aspx?n=John-Maurer&pid=172443258

John Anthony Maurer
1923 – 2014
Merritt Island, FL

John Anthony Maurer, 91, went to be with the Lord, Friday, September 5, 2014. John was born in NY City, NY on July 8, 1923 to Joseph and Anna Maurer. He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1948.

John is survived by his loving wife, Jean, of Merritt Island, and five children, Kenneth (Nancy) of Oviedo, Robert (Carol) of Moreno Valley, CA; Edward (Nancy) of Tampa; Richard (Angie) of Merritt Island and Diane of Merritt Island. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Totten of Rockledge in 2013. John is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

John was a US Navy WWII veteran and served with honor in the Pacific Theater from 1942 to 1946. He worked for NBC, Pan Am, and Johnson Control and was very proud of his contribution to the space program.

In 1964, John was a founding member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the Boy Scouts and a founding leader of Pack #333 (now #343) in Merritt Island.

John always kept up with current events and constantly read about space and technology. He remained sharp and interested in the world around him until his passing. John loved his children very much and was very proud of them and everything they accomplished. He will be missed tremendously.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Merritt Island, Saturday, September 20th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers please donate, in John’s name, to your local PBS station or to Divine Mercy Catholic Church of Merritt Island.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY from Sept. 14 to Sept. 19, 2014

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Maurer, John Anthony [MC1948 RIP]

Guestbook: same link

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JOY: Earls, William [MC????] engaged

2014-Sep-12

http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/relationships-and-special-occasions/bestbridal/announcements/engagement/campbell-earls/article_32e1c56a-811e-50b6-8a71-1e55ee251f55.html

Campbell-Earls

2014 09 12 EARLS

Steve and Jane Campbell of Fenton announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Campbell, to William Earls, son of William and Winnie Earls of Paramus, N.J. The bride-to-be earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration and marketing from College of Charleston in South Carolina and works in account management for iCrossing, a digital ad agency owned by Hearst Corporation, New York, N.Y. Her fiancé received a bachelor of science degree in finance and computer science from Manhattan College and is an e-commerce analyst for Jessica London, both in New York City. the couple lives in Brooklyn and plans to be married Sept. 26, 2015, on Block Island, R.I., in the company of their closest family and friends.

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Earls, William [MC????]

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JHQ: 1 ticket per student for sign-ups?

2014-Sep-12

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

MC StudentActivities

Effective immediately: Only 1 ticket per student for sign-ups, no longer can you bring a friends ID that’s in class.

Unfortunately, too many students were taking advantage of this to bring outside guests, cut lines, etc., and we’ve had sooooo many issues, complaints, and even a fight or two.

We did change the on-sale time this year to 1pm from 10am to help with people getting to campus, so we’re hoping that alleviates some of the stress and pain, but having students get cut in line by people ahead of them with multiple ID’s isn’t cool, we’ve heard you.

Please let’s remember to be civil to one another, we’re all Jaspers.

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[JR: Guess they have never heard of “Ticketmaster”? You’d think that the Biz and Comp Sci folks could come up with an app for that.]

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GOOGLE+: Goyette, Lindsay (MC2009) Casting Producer Leftfield Pictures

2014-Sep-13

https://plus.google.com/u/0/116258150114914329618/about

Goyette, Lindsay (MC????)
Worked at Leftfield Pictures
Attended Manhattan College

Tagline
Casting Producer that loves NYC, sports, theatre, and FOOD!
Education
Manhattan College
Communications/Marketing
Work
Occupation
Casting Producer
Employment
Leftfield Pictures

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Dear John,

I believe that Lindsay is a member of the Class of 2009.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Goyette, Lindsay (MC2009)

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JFOUND: Winfield, Dan [MC????] Masters’ Swimming World Championships

2014-Sep-13

http://oracle.newpaltz.edu/new-paltz-resident-strikes-gold-in-swimming/

Sports
New Paltz Resident Strikes Gold In Swimming
September 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Kristen Warfield

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When it comes to being at one with the water, New Paltz resident Dan Winfield is a natural.

Whether it was at a pond in his hometown of Tuxedo, New York or competing at the collegiate level at Manhattan College, swimming has always been the one constant that resonated in his life. Last month, this active passion led him to compete and medal in the 2014 Federation of International Aquatics (FINA) Masters’ Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada at the bright and flourishing age of 69.

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After progressively completing both the 100-meter and 50-meter freestyle after the other events, the 200-meter individual medley was where Winfield struck liquid gold. The individual medley consists of meter swimming in each stroke for 50 yeards apiece.

Winfield began with the butterfly stroke, then progressed with the backstroke, front stroke and concluded with freestyle. After spending four long days of competing every day, Winfield medaled in the 200 Individual Medley event.

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“Someone can be 95 years old and they’re swimming relatively fast with a very efficient stroke and you can just tell that they were athletes for decades,” Winfield said. “The body slows up and you don’t swim as quickly as you remember swimming as you were younger. [The championship] had people swimming and diving well up into their 80s and 90s and it was certainly impressive to watch.”

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After medaling at the national swimming championship, Winfield has since recently accomplished another feat of athleticism at a local level: The Survival of the Shawangunk Triathalon. This past Sunday, Sept. 7, he and his wife Marianne completed this eight-stage triathalon consisting of biking 30 miles, running 18 miles and swimming nearly two miles. Winfield, the only male competitor in his age group, completed the race in just over seven hours.

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JFOUND: de Dios, Christian [MC2010] CPA

2014-Sep-13

http://www.aquinodedioscpa.com/team.html

Aquino & de Dios LLC

Christian de Dios was born in 1988 and has approximately four years of accounting and investment management industry experience. He is the founder of the firm and is responsible for all of the areas of practice.

Mr. de Dios earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Accounting from Manhattan College in 2010. He began his career at KPMG LLP as a senior auditor within the firms investment management practice. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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de Dios, Christian [MC2010]

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MFOUND: Seinfeld joshes with MC students — serendipity

2014-Sep-13

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/new-spot-perks-jerry-seinfeld-coffee-article-1.1938063

Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer try a new spot for ‘Coffee,’ as they film Web show
Riverdale diner get surprise visit when comic has car trouble on the way to film ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’
BY MARIANNE GARVEY, BRIAN NIEMIETZ AND OLI COLEMAN
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2:00 AM

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Jerry popped into Short Stop diner on the corner of 242nd St. and Broadway in Riverdale Thursday afternoon, where he was joined by fellow comic Amy Schumer. His reason for popping in was so ridiculous, it could’ve been a Seinfeld episode: Jerry and Amy ran into car trouble while en route to film an episode of the hit Web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” in Westchester.

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The comedy duo got cozy for two hours, chatting and laughing in a booth while the restaurant stayed open to the public. Seinfeld mingled with the Bronx locals and Manhattan College students, and cracked jokes with a few MTA workers.

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JFOUND: Godfrey, Ken [MC1983] Director of Digital Marketing Philips

2014-Sep-13

http://www.argyleforum.com/Events/2014-Leadership-in-Digital-Marketing–New-York/Speakers#

2014 Leadership in Digital Marketing (New York)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014New York, NY

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Ken Godfrey
Director of Digital Marketing, North America
Philips

Ken Godfrey has been an innovator in the digital marketing space for 20 years, in the advertising industry at the advent of the Web itself, then for 13 years at IBM. He’s joined Philips this year to lead Digital Integration across the North American market, as Philips embarks on an ambitious digital transformation.

His 13 years at IBM started as the company’s first content strategist on the corporate User Experience Team. He managed IBM’s most high-value digital properties throughout his career there, including the IBM Home Page, Linux, Tivoli and Software Group. He and his teams were able to increase traffic and engagement significantly for each of these by following his robust, user-centered content and syndication strategy as well as many other innovations.

A writer by trade, he worked at a dozen NY Advertising Agencies, including Bozell, Poppe Tyson, Grey, Wonderman, K&B and Ayer as a copywriter, copy chief and creative director for 10 years before his time at IBM. For Ken, the user experience is as important to the success of content as it is to Web or application design or anything else. Content has to deliver on the customers’ expectations and focus on their needs.

Ken’s digital strategy is focused on ‘outside-in marketing’, using search keyword insight and social listening to identify what topics a site needs to be talking about, what content needs to be created, and the best words to use to attract searchers and deliver the content they need and expect.

Ken grew up in Flushing, NY graduated from Manhattan College and now lives in Westchester with his wife and 2 children.

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Godfrey, Ken [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Ken is a member of the Class of 1983.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Godfrey, Ken [MC1983]

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ENDNOTE: Don’t put your naughty bits on your iPhone

2014-Sep-13

http://thiscantbehappening.net/node/2439

No! Your data is not safe!
Hackers Used Government Spyware to Data-rob iCloud
Thu, 09/04/2014 – 03:14
by:  Alfredo Lopez

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One sensationally reported incident this week exposes a dual threat: your data isn’t safe on a corporate-controlled “cloud” and spying software made for police and government agencies makes it completely accessible.

The leaking of celebrities’ photos, most compromising and some nude, from Apple’s iCloud storage system shows how silly we can be about nudity and celebrity and what our media thinks is important in the world. These were self-shot photos nude people and nudity is something we can all see in the mirror!

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The safest and most secure place for your data is on your own computer’s hard drive. The safest place for your office network’s data is on a computer that is part of that network. Your data should never be stored on a device you cannot trust.

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Now, the nude photos were the “flash fire” over the inet.

If you missed them, (as well you should for a variety of ethical and moral reasons; not the least of which there are some Commandments about these activities), do NOT peek now. Within a day the malware producers had loaded the pic with “crud”. Look now and your computer will get a “social disease”.

Over and above that, now is the time to think about your own computer habits.

Like: “Perhaps the best way to avoid hacked photos of your naughty bits being distributed on the internet would be for you to not put your naughty bits on your iPhone.” Comedian Ricky Gervais tweeted this suggestion.

Like: Think before you put stuff in “the cloud”.

Like: Use unique passwords at all sites. Complex ones. Use a manager like LASTPASS.

Like: Use two factor authentication wherever it’s offered.

Now I disagree slightly with the article. Your local hard drive is NOT the safest place for your data. Hard drives die. Murphy’s Law predicts the failure will occur when you can least afford it.

If your office has a network, then you should have a backup and recovery strategy. (I recommend you try and use it regularly to see if you can recover. I lost 2 years worth of work because the corporate IT system was broken and no one checked. After that, now, I keep my own backups.)

If you have two “home locations” or a good friend with a high speed connection to the inet, you can have off-site storage of your data. POGOPLUG or any one of a number of cheap products will work.

In my case, for high-risk stuff, (no I don’t have any “naughty bits”), like my writings, I store encrypted copies in the cloud.

YMMV

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