Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Murphy, William G. [MC????] Boiling Spring Lakes city engineer

2014-Jul-31

http://stateportpilot.com/news/article_ab5cdfca-17f0-11e4-8a1b-0019bb2963f4.html

Boiling Spring Lakes takes on city engineer, $75,000 salary
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:51 am | Updated: 9:54 am, Wed Jul 30, 2014.
By Jason Tyson, Staff Writer

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Boiling Spring Lakes’ new city engineer has 30 years of civil engineering experience in the private sector and a strong educational background.

The city has announced the employment of William G. Murphy for the newly created role.

Murphy will be paid an annual salary of $75,000 plus benefits and will begin work August 11.

“Mr. Murphy was one of five interviewees for the position,” city manager Jeff Repp said. “Based on his varied experience in engineering, including dealing with local governments on a variety of issues, he quickly rose to the top of the potential applicants. I’m pleased that he has agreed to come on board and develop this new position created by the city’s board of commissioners.”

Murphy completed his undergraduate work at Manhattan College, graduating cum laude with a degree in civil engineering. He received his master’s degree in the same field from Northwestern University in 1981. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut.

“I am very excited about it, for the city engineer has a profound impact on infrastructure improvements and safety for the general public,” Murphy said. “I understand what that is like, for I have a broad-based geotechnical and civil background. I am particularly interested in creating this new role of city engineer.”
Murphy said he has had experience evaluating earthen dams, in wastewater collection and distribution, drainage and road system design, and geohydrology.

He recently served as vice-president for Urban Engineers in Hartford, Connecticut, and was director of engineering and operations for AI Engineers in nearby Middletown from 2008 to 2010.

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Murphy, William G. [MC????]

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JNEWS: Kelly, Russell A. [MC1950 RIP] mentioned in article about son

2014-Jul-31

http://www.thehour.com/_/the-samples-with-rowayton-native-at-the-helm-rock-bayley/article_2fd87352-ef46-5ab9-b765-9faf8fd1da2e.html

The Samples, with Rowayton native at the helm, rock Bayley Beach
Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 11:00 pm
By FRANCIS X. FAY
Senior Writer

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Sean Kelly, fourth of five sons of the late Russell A. and Claire Szalai Kelly, was raised at 49 Wilson Ave. and 273 Rowayton Ave. before moving to Vermont in his teens. His grandfather, Howard J. Kelley, had been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for bravery in World War I and his father had spent six months in a German prison camp after being captured in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. His father had been a gifted caricaturist and outstanding baseball pitcher for Manhattan College offered a contract by the New York Yankees prior to Pearl Harbor.

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Kelly, Russell A. [MC???? RIP]

  • outstanding baseball pitcher for Manhattan College
  • six months in a German prison camp after being captured in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II
  • gifted caricaturist 
  • offered a contract by the New York Yankees prior to Pearl Harbor

[JR: Wow!  ]

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Dear John,

I believe that Russell is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Continue To Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Kelly, Russell A. [MC1950 RIP]

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JNEWS: Dastur, Shaleen (MC2004)

2014-Jul-29

FROM LINKEDIN

SHALEEN DASTUR has a new job.
Now Senior Solutions Executive, North America at Gresham Computing.

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2600568

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Dastur, Shaleen (MC2004)

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JNEWS: Briggs, Christian [MC2014] The Di Salvo Engineering Group

2014-Jul-27

http://www.newstimes.com/business/article/Business-people-5648211.php

Business peoplePublished 10:45 pm, Friday, July 25, 2014 

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Christian Briggs, a 2014 graduate of Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, has joined The Di Salvo Engineering Group, Structural Engineers, of Ridgefield.

A Danbury resident, Briggs has earned his preliminary credentials toward his professional engineering license as an engineer in training.

Briggs was awarded membership in the National Engineering Honor Society, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society and the International Honor Society and achieved dean’s list honors.

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Briggs, Christian [MC2014]

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JNEWS: White, Elaine T. [MC2010] CNR VP student services

2014-Jul-20

http://newrochelle.dailyvoice.com/schools/college-new-rochelle-names-new-student-services-vp

College of New Rochelle Names New Student Services VP
by Joe Jenkins
Schools
07/18/14

2014 07 19 White

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — The College of New Rochelle recently appointed Elaine T. White as the new vice president for student services.

In her new role, White will supervise the offices of: Campus Ministry, Career Development, Residence Life, Counseling and Health Services, Student Activities, Student Development, Athletics and the Wellness Center.

White has served as dean of students at The College of New Rochelle since June 2012, advocating for student concerns and working collaboratively with her academic colleagues.

“Elaine has demonstrated a consistent ability to empower student leaders and challenge students to fully develop their individual talents,” Judith Huntington, president of The College of New Rochelle, said in a statement. “Her commitment to fostering a vibrant and engaging community supports student success and resonates deeply with the mission of our college.”

White came to the college from Manhattan College, where she was director of student development. She has held positions with increasing levels of responsibility throughout more than 20 years in leadership roles at institutions of higher learning.

White received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Long Island University-Brooklyn and a Master of Arts degree in counseling from Manhattan College.

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White, Elaine T. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Elaine received her Masters in 2010.

She was a great asset at Manhattan.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

White, Elaine T. [MC2010]

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JNEWS: Uhran, John J. Jr. (MC1957) 2014 ASEE Fellow

2014-Jul-18

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2014/07/18/7929032.htm#

[July 18, 2014]

John Uhran Named 2014 ASEE Fellow
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)

NOTRE DAME, Ind., July 17 — The University of Notre Dame issued the following news: John J. Uhran Jr., senior associate dean emeritus and professor emeritus of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

The grade of fellow is conferred upon an individual who has been an ASEE member for a minimum of 10 years and in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology education.

Although his research interests focused initially on communication theory and systems and simulation techniques, more recently he devoted time to artificial intelligence. Uhran maintained a special interest in engineering education throughout his career, providing significant leadership in the development of many undergraduate programs in Notre Dame’s College of Engineering.

A faculty member since 1966, Uhran helped develop several laboratories at Notre Dame and published more than 90 technical papers and 30 reports. He is co-developer of NDTran, a software package used to simulate large systems. Before retiring, he began a series of conferences on First Year Engineering Education. The sixth in the series is being held at Texas A&M in August. He has been actively involved in both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and ASEE, served as an adviser for Tau Beta Pi and is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi and Alpha Phi Omega.

Uhran received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1967. He earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees, both in electrical engineering, from Purdue (1963) and Manhattan College (1957).

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Uhran, John J. Jr. (MC1957)

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JNEWS: Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988) writer at Hudson Valley Magazine

2014-Jul-18

 
 

Job Changes

 
Patrice Liquori Athanasidy has a new job.
Now writer at Hudson Valleu Magazine.
 
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Job Changes

Patrice Liquori Athanasidy has a new job.
Now writer at Hudson Valleu Magazine.

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Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988)

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JNEWS: Gallagher, Edward (MC1985) Chairman Disability Opportunity Fund

2014-Jul-16

FROM LINKEDIN

Edward Gallagher has a new job.
Now Chairman of the Board of Directors at The Disability Opportunity Fund.

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Gallagher, Edward (MC1985)

Nominated and approved for a 2 year term as Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Disability Opportunity Fund
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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JNEWS: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) Featured Host, Blog Talk Radio

2014-Jul-14

http://keywestlou.com/featured-host/

FEATURED HOST
Posted on July 10, 2014 by keywestlou

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I have been doing Blog Talk Radio for two years. Love doing the show! It is a quick half hour of Louis expressing his thoughts on political and social issues. The half hour requires 10-12 hours weekly of preparation. Which I enjoy! I was a lawyer. Lawyers research.

Blog Talk Radio advised me this week that I have been elevated to Featured Host. The designation is noted on my blog talk radio page. Additionally, I will be listed picture and all as a Featured Host on Blog Talk’s home page. Do not be impressed. Blog Talk is a big operation and has many hosts. Featured Hosts number about one hundred.

Blog Talk indicated the reason for the designation being applied to the show was two fold. A growing audience and the quality of the subject matter presented.

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

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JNEWS: Conway, Richard [MC1984] Chief Port Chester PD

2014-Jul-12

http://rye.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/rye-native-moves-police-chief-port-chester

Rye Native Moves Up To Police Chief In Port Chester

by Brian Donnelly
Police & Fire
07/11/14

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PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Richard Conway is one week into his new role as chief of the Port Chester Police Department, which he has been serving since 1986, and he is looking to make some improvements.

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Conway graduated from Rye High School in 1976, and then Manhattan College in 1984, where he studied criminal justice and history. After college he taught at a Catholic school in the south Bronx and was a wrestling coach at Manhattan.

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“I went from teaching at a Catholic school to being on the street buying drugs undercover every day,” he said. “I was very lucky I had a partner that was very good. We survived in one piece.”

Conway went on to become a sergeant in 1995 and a lieutenant in 1999. During that time he joined the Naval Reserve and earned his master’s degree in public administration from Pace University.

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Conway, Richard [MC1984]

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