Category Archives: JFOUND

JFOUND: Moore, Erica Christina [MC2015] on Alma Mater’s Lasallian Mission


Broadcast: The Lasallian Mission at Manhattan College
Posted on May 20, 2015

Moore, Erica Christina [MC2015]


My name is Erica Moore and I am a recent graduate of Manhattan College, where I received a B.A. in Journalism. My undergraduate classes focused on reporting and newswriting, editing, feature writing, mass media and popular culture, and international mass communication.

I am particularly interested in social issues, global news, culture, and human interest or feature pieces. My goal is to write stories that further inform the public and develop our understanding of the world.
I am seeking employment or internship opportunities in the field of print or broadcast journalism.

With my schooling and internship experience, I believe I have the capability of being a great asset to many teams. I will incorporate the skills I have already learned to new experiences while learning as much as I can about my profession.

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JFOUND: Benzaia, Michael [MC????] LA X-ray tech and actor


Michael Benzaia lives the LA dream as X-ray tech and actor
By Tony Capobianco on May 20, 2015 in People

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If you had a normal first conversation with Michael Benzaia, he would tell you that he is just a regular Italian-American guy from New York. However, as someone who is both an actor/television personality and a CT/XR Technologist at Resolution Imaging in Santa Monica, he is living the LA life in a most unique way.

“I might be the only CT/X-ray tech/actor in the world,” Benzaia said. “It’s very LA.”

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Shortly upon earning his X-ray tech certification, he worked to become a CT-tech, which he got after graduating with a degree in radiological sciences at Manhattan College. He finally topped it all off with a masters degree in health care administration at Nyack College in Hudson Valley, N.Y.

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Benzaia, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find any thing in my ‘stuff’ for Michael.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Spence, Jean Healy [MC1985] interviewed about risk-taking


Jean Healy Spence
Class of 1979
Major: Chemical Engineering
Originally from Brooklyn/ Massapequa, NY
Currently lives in Wilmette, IL

While at Clarkson, Spence was a member of the Society of Women Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Zeta Gamma Sigma (sorority), and she worked in the cafeteria and as an admissions tour guide. She began her career as a process engineer at Procter and Gamble in Staten Island, NY. In 1985, Spence received a master of engineering degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College. From 1981 to 2015, Spence worked at the same company, which changed names from General Foods to Kraft Foods to Mondelēz International, and rose up to the executive level. She joined Kraft as a research engineer for Maxwell House coffee, and she retired from Mondelēz as Executive Vice President of Research, Development, and Quality. She holds three national and international patents for her development work. Since 2006, Spence has served on Clarkson’s Board of Trustees and is currently Vice Chair. She is married to Robert Spence, class of 1979, and they have two children, Daniel and Kerry.

In this interview clip, Spence discusses her decision to be on the management track after 10 years of work in process development and three patents to her name, as well as her decision to work as Director of Diversity in her company for three years, issues surrounding maternity leave, and risk-taking.

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Spence, Jean Healy [MC1985]

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JFOUND: Helmy, Roy [MC1999] NJCG seminar 2015-May-21


May 21, 2015 Seminar/Dinner


Development and Implementation of Innovative High-Throughput Screening and Analysis Solutions to Support Discovery and Development of APIs in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Dr. Roy Helmy, Merck Co.

Roy Helmy attended Manhattan College and obtained his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry in 1999. He then attended Seton Hall University where he obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Inorganic Chemistry (Materials Science) in 2005. He obtained his Ph.D. through Merck & Co.'s very selective continuing education program. He is currently one of the Global Chemistry directors for Process and Analytical Chemistry in Merck & Co. Roy has spent >5 years working in manufacturing facilities, such as Puerto Rico, transferring methods and processes (Aprepitantand Januvia), 3 years in Drug Metabolism leading a new team for Definitive Metabolite Identification and Labeled Compound Analysis and Purification, and is currently managing a team in the field of Analytical Chemistry speciality which supports early discovery through product commercial launches. Roy currently has published and presented over 50 papers on the various aspects of chemistry and analytical techniques (HPLC, Structure Elucidation, Metabolites, SFC, MS, and Preparatory Chromatography).

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Helmy, Roy [MC1999]

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JFOUND: McGoldrick, Tom (MC1959) Phi Kappa Theta reunion 2015-May-28


 “The Weekend” – Reunion of Manhattan College 2015
5/28/2015 to 5/31/2015
Contact:Thomas Mulvaney

This is an open event to all Brothers in Phi Kappa Theta.

Thursday night: Cocktail hour will be held at “The Prime”   
Friday: There will be an after breakfast golf tournament as well as dinner and cocktail party that night at Brandywine.   
Saturday: We will take a group picture and continue the golf tournament (final round). Mass will be celebrated by Brother Father Erwin, followed by a dinner event which will not be a black tie, just dress up anyway you want to. We will have a DJ for entertainment at the Windham Country Club.   
Sunday: Our traditional auction will be held to raise money for a worthy cause. Traditional Bloody Mary’s will be served. The auction gifts will consist of items brothers and sisters are desiring to get rid of.
Additional Contacts:
    Tom McGoldrick (Manhattan College, ’59) – 518-734-6125 or 954-850-4309
See you in the Mountains… 

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JFOUND: Coen, William [MC1982] Basel Committee Secretary General


Conversations with Basel Committee Secretary General William Coen
May 13, 2015

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The quality of an organization’s leader and the tone he sets are the most important predictors of whether the organization will reach its objectives. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is in a very good place with William Coen, the Basel Committee’s new secretary general. I gained invaluable insights into his exceptional abilities and experience to lead the Basel Committee during a couple of interviews and by observing the pace at which the committee has been releasing important guidelines and finesse existing ones since he took over.

The Basel Committee is lucky to have a leader who is familiar, not only with the nuts and bolts of banking, but also knows the intricacies of being a bank examiner and is experienced in crafting policies. It is extremely rare to find a professional who has been in all these different roles.

Coen brings a long history of an incredible work ethic to his new role at the Basel Committee. Coen had a great role model in his hard working mother who became one of the most senior female executives in Major League Baseball, including several years working for the New York Mets, all while raising Bill and his two older sisters.

After graduating from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, Coen joined the management trainee program at a large NYC-based savings and loan. Even though he was also working on his Masters in Business Administration at Fordham University during the evenings, he was promoted quickly and became a banker in consumer lending.

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Coen, William [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Coen, William [MC1982]

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JFOUND: Gaffney, Br. James [MC1979] USF retiring Lewis University President honorary doctorate


USF honors Br. James Gaffney with honorary doctorate

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The University of St. Francis (USF) will honor retiring Lewis University President James Gaffney during its spring commencement on May 16.

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An alumnus of St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, he holds master’s degrees from St. Mary’s and Manhattan College (N.Y.), plus a doctorate in pastoral theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Ill.).

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Gaffney, Br. James [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Brother received his Masters in 1979.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gaffney, Br. James [MC1979]

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