JFOUND: Dennis E. Loudon [MC????] Head of Fixed Income, Hapoalim Securities



Dennis E. Loudon [MC????] 
Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income, Hapoalim Securities U.S.A., Inc.

… serves as Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Trading and Sales at Hapoalim Securities U.S.A., Inc. Mr. Loudon is a 25-year industry veteran with a distinguished reputation among the US fixed income community. Mr. Loudon served as Senior Vice President of Fixed Income Trading at Ryan Beck & Co., Inc. and Ryan Beck & Co., Capital Markets Group. Mr. Loudon received an MBA from Manhattan College School of Business. 

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JFOUND: Cruz-Brown, Maribel [MC????] NYPA 3/21/14



NYPA Recognizes its Women in Engineering: Maribel Cruz-Brown

Throughout March, we’ll be posting a series of interviews with NYPA’s female engineers in honor of Women’s History Month. Today’s entry features a Q&A session with NYPA Economic Development & Energy Efficiency Program Manager Maribel Cruz-Brown.

1. How did you enter the engineering field? How did you decide on your specialty?

I really enjoyed Math and Science in high school and received a partial scholarship to attend Manhattan College. During my college search, I was informed that an Engineering Degree would serve me well if I wanted to enter into any other career choice later on. They were right.
Maribel Cruz-Brown

2. Did you have a female engineer as a mentor?

I had interned all through college but didn’t come across any other female engineers until my first job out of college with Syska Hennessy Group. My aunts and uncles went to great schools like NYU and Yale. They were amazing role models for me, and I have great female engineering role models here at NYPA.

3. What makes you proud to work at NYPA?

This organization thrives because of the contributions from entry level to executive management. Over the past 14 years, I have seen how reliable public power and energy efficiency upgrades have real, positive impacts on NY communities.

4. What things do you love most about engineering?

Most engineers say problem solving skills and I agree but it goes deeper than that. Engineering is a resolution to a need, it is an approach. I studied Mechanical Engineering so to me it’s all about gears, motors and turbines making things happen.

5. What project are you most proud of?

My first energy efficiency projects at NYPA have set the tone for my career here. I began my career with NYPA at NYC and Westchester schools, hospitals and precincts. They called on my engineering knowledge, street smarts and negotiating skills. I learned to maneuver through challenges with customers, public officials and contractors.

6. Did you face any obstacles in becoming an engineer?

I always had to balance school while working close to full time my entire college career. I’m currently earning my M.B.A, and I have two young sons – so life is a little busy at the moment.

7. What valuable lessons have you learned as your career as a female engineer has evolved?

Always be professional and mindful of your contributions and you will be successful. Not everyone we work with has been exposed to the diversity of the engineering world of today. I had a customer ask me if I had really gone to school for engineering, why I chose my nontraditional profession, where I had studied, etc. By the end of our meeting he was eager to proceed with the recommendations I had presented for his town.

8. What advice would you offer young women considering engineering as a profession?

I have been speaking to elementary and high school students for 10 years. My message is still the same. If she (or he) has a passion for math/science, want to work on projects that have local impact and is ready to put the time in then the engineering field is for them!

9. If you had to use one word to describe your opinion of the engineering profession, what would it be?

Symphony. A collaboration of instruments, players, working at different levels to create a beautiful product.

10. What is one thing about yourself that most people would find surprising?

Years ago I wanted to create and be the host of a Home Improvement Show demonstrating to women how to DIY.

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Cruz-Brown, Maribel [MC????]

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JFOUND: Fenton, Dennis M. [MC1973] BoD Director, Dendreon Corp.



Dennis M. Fenton Ph.D.
Director, Chairman of Compensation Committee and Member of Audit Committee,
Dendreon Corp.


Dr. Dennis M. Fenton, Ph.D., was an Executive Vice President for Operations and Compliance Officer of Amgen Inc., from May 2003 to July 2007. Dr. Fenton served as an Executive Vice President of Amgen Inc., since March 2000, and its Senior Vice President of Operations from January 1995 to March 2000, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing from August 1992 to January 1995, Vice President of Process Development, Facilities and Manufacturing Services from 1991 to 1992, Vice President of Pilot Plant Operations and Clinical Manufacturing from October 1988 to July 1991 and Director of Pilot Plant Operations from 1985 to October 1988.

Dr. Fenton served as a Senior Research Scientist at Pfizer. He joined Amgen in 1982 as a Research Scientist until 2008. He coordinated the design, construction and expansion of manufacturing facilities for Epogen(R) (epoetin alfa) and Neupogen(R) (filgrastim).

He has been the Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board of Althea Technologies, Inc. since June 2012 and has been its Board Observer since June 2012.

He serves as a Director of Javelin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dr. Fenton has been a Director of Xenoport, Inc. since August 2009, Hospira Inc. since July 31, 2012, MedImmune Vaccines, Inc. since March 2000 and Amira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since April 2008. He has been a Director of Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since May 16, 2011 and Genzyme Corporation since June 2010. He has been Director at Nora Therapeutics, Inc. since March 27, 2014, Genelux Corporation since January 24, 2011 and Dendreon Corp. since November 8, 2011.

Dr. Fenton has been a Director of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. since June 2006 and serves as its Lead Independent Director.

He serves as Member of Science Advisory Board at ImmunGene Inc. He serves as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board at Sapphire Energy, Inc. and PBS Biotech, Inc. He has been a Member of Scientific Advisory Board at Althea Technologies, Inc. since June 2012.

He serves as a Trustee of the Keck Graduate Institute, the Board of Regents of California Lutheran University and Biotechnology Institute. He serves as a Director/Trustee at Rutgers University and the Biotechnology Institute. He served as a Director at CytomX Therapeutics, Inc., since October 2008.

He is a Director of Javelin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dr. Fenton has a B.S. degree in Biology from Manhattan College and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Rutgers University.

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Fenton, Dennis M. [MC1973] 

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MTWITTER: Br. Jack, VP of Mission at MC, talks all things #Lasallian


Manhattan College ‏@ManhattanEdu 7h

Br. Jack, VP of Mission at MC, talks all things #Lasallian with @FatherDaveDwyer on SiriusXM’s @BustedHaloShow: http://bit.ly/1kY9Med

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) cite Brendon Wolfel


Good Evening All,

I ask for your prayers for Brendon Wolfel, United States Army, currently serving in Afghanis. Brendon is the Fiance a young woman Peggy and I know from Long Island. Like so many others, the Family and Ms. Side worry for the safety of this proud soldier and his safe return home. Please keep Brendon and all those who Faithfully serve in our Armed Services in your prayers. The Family thank you. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

[JR: Amen. I want all the girls and boys home safe.]

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JEMAIL: Five 2014-er’s go to serve others


Dear John,

The 7/10/14 Edition of Catholic New York has the following piece:


Five members on Manhattan College’s Class of 2014 have been accepted to serve the Lasallian Volunteers (LV’s), Rostro de Cristo, Jesuit Volunteers Corps (JVC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Corps (FEMA)

The five graduates, who each received bachelor’s degrees this spring, and the organization they are
serving, are: Anthony DiCesare, National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC)-FEMA program; Tegan Nelson, Rostro de Cristo; Carlos Orbe, LV’s in Tulsa Okla,; Ivy Seraphin, LV’s in Racine, Wis,; and Kathleen White. JVC,. All four organizations assist people in the United States and abroad.

“We’re proud of all our Manhattan Graduates every year, and we have a special spot in our hearts for
our students who pursue full-time volunteer programs here or abroad,” said Lois Harr, director of campus ministry and social action at Manhattan College. “The world needs them to share their unique gifts and talents, and they have incorporated ‘faith,service and community’ into their lives in a very deep and meaningful way.’


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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DiCesare, Anthony [MC2014]

Nelson, Tegan [MC2014]

de Cristo, Rostro [MC2014]

Orbe, Carlos [MC2014]

Seraphin, Ivy [MC2014]

White, Kathleen [MC2014]

[JR: They have a lot more courage to do this than I had when I was their age. I’ll ask Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) to put them on the prayer list for their safety and good fortune.]

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MFOUND: Murphy, Frederick James [MCxcoach RIP] Basketball coach 1912



Frederick James Murphy (February 4, 1886 – December 19, 1956) was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He played college football as a tackle at Yale University was selected as an All-American in 1895. Murphy served as the head football coach at the University of Missouri (1900–1901), Northwestern University (1914–1918), University of Denver (1920–1922), and University of Kentucky (1924–1926), compiling a career football coaching record of 46–47–6. He was also the head basketball coach at Manhattan College (1912–1913) and at Northwestern (1914–1917), and the head baseball coach at Northwestern (1914–1916) and Kentucky (1925–1926). In addition, Murphy served as Northwestern’s athletic director from 1913 to 1918.

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Murphy, Frederick James [MCxcoach RIP]

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