Category Archives: JFOUND

JFOUND: Hadjiyane, Stephen [MC????] NYWEA LI Achievement Award


Hadjiyane Honored for Dedicated Service to New York Water Association

Dec. 22, 2014

Stephen Hadjiyane, PE, BCEE(Woodbury, N.Y.) After a decade of spurring progressive initiatives to protect and enhance New York’s water resources, Stephen Hadjiyane, PE, BCEE, received the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) Long Island Chapter Achievement Award. Hadjiyane accepted the award on Oct. 24, 2014, during the chapter’s annual dinner-dance. Based in Gannett Fleming’s Woodbury, New York, office, he is a vice president responsible for managing water/wastewater projects.

Throughout his 10 years of service to the chapter, Hadjiyane has held numerous positions, including serving as a member of its board of directors. Currently he is the vice chair/secretary of the chapter, as well as the chair of the Scholarship Program, and is a member of the chapter’s Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers. As one of the founders of the chapter’s Young Professional Committee and the Scholarship Program, Hadjiyane is credited with developing an outlet for increased social interaction for young industry professionals and a forum for networking and professional growth.

Founded in 1929, the NYWEA promotes sustainable clean water quality management through science, education, and training. It also aims to advance the professional well being of its membership, which totals more than 2,500.

“Steve has established himself as a trusted advisor to our clients and as an asset to our firm,” said James M. Crandall, PE, vice president and Northeast Region Water/Wastewater and Environmental Practice leader. “We are proud of Steve’s dedication to the growth and strengthening of our industry, and I’m thrilled that the NYWEA Long Island Chapter honored him in this way.”

During his 29-year tenure at Gannett Fleming, Hadjiyane has played a key role managing and directing many strategic water and wastewater infrastructure projects in and around New York State, including upgrades to the Grass Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenwich, Connecticut; sanitary sewer repairs at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; and numerous projects for Nassau and Suffolk counties and for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

Hadjiyane earned his master’s degree in environmental engineering from Manhattan College and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

For more information, please contact Ali Detar, CPSM, at 717.763.7211, x2272 or via email.

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Hadjiyane, Stephen [MC????]

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JFOUND: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) sees Jack Kelley


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In spite of no food, the evening was good. Ran into a fellow Manhattan graduate. Jack Kelley. He and wife Sabina used to own a home in Key West. Sold it. Still visit. Their full time home is Washington, DC. Jack is retired, Sabina still working.

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

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JFOUND: Brouwer, Kenneth [MC2009]


Kenneth (Ken) Brouwer
President & CEO
Welsbach Electric Corp.

As President & CEO of Welsbach Electric Corp., Ken oversees the operations and provides vision for the growth and evolution of Welsbach, one of the leading electrical contractors in the New York Metro area. Renowned for providing clients a vast array of diversified electrical services, Welsbach’s services range from lighting the streets lights of New York City, to installing the complex electrical and intelligent systems powering the bridges, tunnels, and subways that transect much of the New York Metro’s infrastructure, to projects for the New York Department of Environmental Protection.

An adept leader and business manager, Ken has created a corporate culture of integrity and discretion within Welsbach. Since becoming CEO, Ken continues to work tirelessly to create a culture that stresses the importance of EMCOR Group, Inc.’s values, especially the significance of safety and people.


With over twenty years of experience in the electrical industry, Ken has a vast knowledge of the disciplines necessary for critical, successful project completion—everything from estimating to project management. As a result, Ken is able to help ensure that project delivery consistently meets clients’ most demanding requirements and highest expectations.

In addition to managing the company’s day-to-day business operations, he oversees conceptual electrical construction design, project budgeting and cost control, pre-construction services, contract negotiations and labor/management issue resolution.

Utilizing his comprehensive industry experience, Ken works daily to streamline policies, update procedures and look for new ways to approach existing practices. He values employees and has encouraged numerous employee friendly events over the past years, such as Game Day and Safety Day.

Ken attended Bergen Community College and Manhattan College. He’s held positions as an apprentice, journeyman, foreman, and general foreman, in addition to serving as an apprentice instructor for IBEW 164 JATC in Paramus, New Jersey.

He also holds, or has held, the following licenses and affiliations:

  • Journeyman Electrician Certification–IBEW    
  • Licensed Electrical Contractor-State of NJ–License #13779    
  • Master Electricians License-Westchester NY–License #1484    
  • Graduate–IBEW National Training Institute    
  • Various Certificates of completion for NECA continuing education courses    
  • Joint Pension Board IBEW Local 164, Trustee; 2002–Present    
  • Park Ridge, NJ Board Of Public Works, Board Member; 2003–2007 Park Ridge, 
  • NJ Borough Council, Council Member    
  • Bergen County Board of Special Education, Board Member

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Brouwer, Kenneth [MC2009]

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JFOUND: Hayes, Francis X. [MC1963] author ‘Death at the Black Bull’


Francis X. Hayes

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Frank Hayes grew up in in Yonkers, New York with his parents and two sisters. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade then headed to Manhattan College where he earned his degree in education. He later completed advanced degrees at SUNY New Paltz.

Frank has spent much of his life as an English teacher. He had a long a successful career as an educator introducing inner city students to the power of language. For over thirty years he taught grades six through twelve. Beyond the regular curriculum, Frank taught Mass Media, Film, Debate and Creative Writing. Outside the formal education system, Frank worked with the Fresh Air Fund and various non-profit groups for over fifteen years. He has been involved with outdoor education, teaching wilderness survival, orienteering, pond studies, and group challenge courses. He’s also directed summer camps and programs specializing in courses for brain injured children and adults.

Frank has lived most of his life on a small farm in New York’s Hudson Valley with his wife of over fifty years, Fran. Together they have raised eight children and now have a large extended family. Over the years Frank’s love of nature and animals has brought a menagerie to their small farm. While they specialized in breeding AKC registered English Springer Spaniels, they have also raised horses, cats, chickens, pigs, goats and more.

Frank started writing when he retired from teaching. His first novel Death at the Black Bull was published under the Berkeley imprint by Penguin Random House in the fall of 2014. The sequel, Death on the High Lonesome, will be published in 2015.

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Hayes, Francis X. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1963.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hayes, Francis X. [MC1963]

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JFOUND: Dilluvio, Tony [MC1985] Aqua Turf co-owner


Tony Dilluvio, Managing Partner

A lifelong resident of Westchester County, Tony attended Briarcliff High School. After receiving a degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College, Tony spent ten years working as a staff engineer for Union Carbide. Shortly thereafter, he accepted a position as a superintendent of heavy and highway construction. It was here that Tony gained years of experience coordinating and managing service crews as he was responsible for overseeing the construction of bridges in and around NY City. With a growing interest in sales and a passion for technology, Tony went to work selling chemical process software for Aspen Tech. His experience there allowed him to get involved in the Irrigation business as a salesmen and designer for Aqua Turf. He became a co-owner in 2003.

As a co-owner, Tony handles sales and operations for Aqua Turf. He designs and oversees the installation of every project, irrigation or lighting. After meeting with customers and evaluating their specific needs and concerns, Tony uses his education and experiences as an engineer to create custom solutions. Servicing the unique needs of over 3500 clients, he has designed pump systems, large scale water features, rainwater harvesting systems, and smart irrigation solutions. With a passion for technological innovation, and careful attention to conservation, Tony’s designs are simple and efficient.

Tony has always maintained that the most important thing in this business is customer satisfaction. That is why he is involved in every step of the process. While initial consultation and excellent design are certainly important, it is ultimately the installation and functionality of the system that matters most. Tony works closely with his installation crews and service technicians to make sure the company’s promise is delivered and the customer receives exactly what they want. Understanding that irrigation concerns must be responded to with a sense of urgency, especially during the summer months, Tony answers phone calls and replies to emails after hours and on weekends.

Aqua Turf
6 Westchester Plaza, Suite 142
Elmsford, NY 10523
Tel: (914) 345-1350

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Dilluvio, Tony [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that (Anthony) Tony is a member of the Class of 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dilluvio, Tony [MC1985]

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JFOUND: McShane, Megan [MC2012] at St. Matt’s in St. Louis


Megan McShane: The “One-Handed” Educator

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The end of each quarter of school is always filled with stress and anxiety—final papers are due, students are trying to make up missing work that was due in August, teachers need to set up report cards for each of their classes. At every point in my life, the end of the quarter or semester has been incredibly overwhelming. As a second year teacher and Lasallian Volunteer, I found that I was hanging on by a thread at the end of our first quarter. I kept thinking to myself, “Wait…I CHOSE to do this again?” I continued to push through the stresses even though I was walking around like a chicken with my head cut off. 

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As the questions kept coming and the students were getting upset, I became frustrated. I stood up in front of the class and blurted out, “Guys, I only have ONE hand!” There was silence for thirty seconds and then everyone started laughing, including me. We took a few minutes to make sure I still had both of my hands and moved on with our class in a positive manner. This was one of the first moments in my LV experience when I realized that it’s okay to be human and make mistakes in front of the kids.

I am definitely a perfectionist when it comes to work and teaching, and I found in this moment that you do not have to take everything so seriously. The students appreciate the times when you are real and show them that you can mess up sometimes, just like they can. Since this class, I have made a point to not let my frustrations or anxiety take over my class. I’ve tried to be more myself in the classroom. When I get to that breaking point now, I take a step back, take a deep breath, and think to myself, “I still have both of my hands, right?” This thought keeps me moving through challenging times with a smile on my face.

Megan McShane is a 2nd year volunteer serving at De La Salle Middle School at St. Matt’s in St. Louis, Missouri. Megan is a 2012 graduate of Manhattan College.

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McShane, Megan [MC2012]

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JFOUND: Jochem, Stephen [MC2011] Good Neighbors Under the Clean Air Act


EPA v. EME Homer City Generation
By Student Stephen Jochem and Professor Laurie Beyranevand

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Summary: Good Neighbors Under the Clean Air Act? So Long as the Price is Right

In 2014, a six-member majority of the Supreme Court upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s broad authority to resolve the difficult problem of allocating responsibility for downwind air pollution. At issue in the case of EPA v. EME Homer City Generation was the EPA’s “Transport Rule,” which interpreted the Clean Air Act’s Good Neighbor Provision. This provision recognizes that airborne pollutants are highly mobile and can travel easily across state boundaries. In turn, it requires states to prohibit in-state sources from generating pollution that “contribute[s] significantly” to downwind states’ ability to meet their obligations under the Clean Air Act. For the past decade, the EPA has struggled with how to fairly allocate responsibility given the fact that multiple upwind states may be responsible for downwind pollution.

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Originally from New Mexico, Stephen Jochem attended Manhattan College in the Bronx, N.Y., earning a B.S. in marketing and global business studies. After graduation, he spent a year in South Korea, teaching English. Currently a 2L at VLS, Stephen is interested in finding the equilibrium of where business interests and environmental interests meet, and shifting the focus of the former toward a more sustainable business model and decreased impact on the natural world.

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Jochem, Stephen [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Jochem, Stephen [MC2011]

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