Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Ripp, Joseph [MC1973] takes a hit

2014-Aug-25

http://www.mediawiredaily.com/2014/08/confusion-concern-anger-and-skepticism.html

Confusion, Concern, Anger and Skepticism Plagues Time Inc as It Fights to Find itself and Survive in The Digital Age 

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New York magazine published a lengthy piece on Time Inc and how it all came to where it is today. It is lead by a 62 year old CEO who once dismissed the internet as a fad, and a 72 yr old Chief Content Officer who was laughed at by the woman he replaced. Joe Ripp said he chose Norm Pearlstine as the company’s Chief Content Officer instead of “Some Kid” from Vox because Mr. Pearlstine understands Time Inc’s traditions. Here are some hi-lites (quotes) from the feature

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-Joe Ripp:

“I didn’t go to the best school in the world,” Ripp says (he graduated from Manhattan College in the Bronx). “Somebody told me if you want to have a fun career, take on the hard job.” Time Inc., he says, “is a hard job.”

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 Ripp, Joseph [MC1973]

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JNEWS: Havens, LaKell [MC2012] Dartmouth assistant coach

2014-Aug-24

http://www.dartmouthsports.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=11600&ATCLID=209611850

Havens Named Assistant Coach of Women’s Volleyball
Courtesy: Dartmouth
Release: 08/21/2014

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Photo courtesy of: Dartmouth

HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth volleyball head coach Erin Lindsey has announced that LaKell Havens has been named assistant coach for the 2014 season. Most recently, Havens served as an assistant at NYU during the 2013 campaign.

While at NYU, Havens’ main duties included collaborating with the other members of staff to create practice plans, while also evaluating and pursuing potential recruits.

“We are so excited to have LaKell joining our staff,” Lindsay said. “She will be a great asset in training our hitters and blockers, especially our middles. She shares our staff philosophy of developing the whole student-athlete and is experienced mentoring players in a rigorous academic environment.”

While also working at NYU, Havens served as the marketing director for FiberLove Bar, which is all natural vegan food. In that capacity, she managed a team of 20-plus field representatives nationally, and coordinated and executed marketing strategies and campaigns.

“LaKell’s marketing experience will serve the program well in our recruiting, alumni relations and community outreach efforts,” Lindsey added.

Havens graduated from Manhattan College in 2012 with a degree in psychology and was named a captain of the volleyball team as a senior.

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Havens, LaKell [MC2012]

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JNEWS: Flynn, Ryan [MCstudent] Eagle scout

2014-Aug-14

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/2014/08/11/news-brief-india-day-parade-festival-new-city/13731593/

8 Eagles from Nanuet Scout troop honored for public service

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Eight members of Boy Scout Troop 33 in Nanuet recently attained the Eagle rank. All the scouts are members of the Nanuet high school class of 2014.

Here’s some details on who the scouts are and what they accomplished:

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Ryan Flynn is attending Manhattan College as a mechanical engineering major. For my Eagle project he designed and organized the building a set of horseshoe pits at the Pearl River Elks Lodge.

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The troop’s scoutmaster is Joseph Somma Sr. Committee chairman is Graham Seidel. Advancement chairman is Douglas Caulk. Paul Siebenaler is treasurer. The sponsoring organization is the Pearl River Elks-Lodge 2041. The troop has had 71 Eagle scouts, starting in 1931.

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Flynn, Ryan [MCstudent]

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JNEWS: Olenik, Joe [MC1980] Weston school facilities director

2014-Aug-13

http://www.thewestonforum.com/20426/new-weston-school-facilities-director-hits-the-ground-running/

New Weston school facilities director hits the ground running
By Patricia Gay on August 11, 2014 in Latest News, Schools & Youth

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—Patricia Gay photo

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When Joe Olenik started his new job as the school facilities director for Weston public schools, he had little time to get his feet wet.

Immediate projects facing him included replacement of the synthetic turf on the lower soccer field, installation of stadium lights on the high school football field, a roof replacement project at the elementary school, an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) project at the middle school swimming pool, and a major window replacement project in 12 high school classrooms.

“I’m very fortunate. The staff here has been wonderful, so we’re moving along on the jobs,” he said.

Mr. Olenik’s first day of work in Weston was July 14. He replaced Dan Clarke, who had held the position for 10 years and left to take a job with the French-American School in White Plains.

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In addition to work experience, Mr. Olenik has a number of college degrees. He has a bachelor’s degree in facilities and property management from Iona College, a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College, and an applied associate’s degree in engineering science from Westchester Community College.

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Family

Mr. Olenik, 56, lives in East Fishkill, in Dutchess County, N.Y., with his second wife, Stephanie. The couple has two young children, Colin, 3, and Emily, 2, and Mr. Olenik has a stepson, Bradley, 10.

“The commute to Weston’s not too bad,” he said. But he hasn’t ruled out contemplating a move closer to Weston.

Family means a lot to him, he said.

Mr. Olenik was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and moved to Westchester when he was five. His father, Anthony Olenik, is a World War II veteran, and started the bomb disposal unit for the Army.

His dad worked as a diesel train mechanic for the city of New York and was forced to retire at 65, due to the city’s mandatory retirement rules.

“My dad is still going strong. He’s 99 and will turn 100 in February,” Mr. Olenik said.

His mother, Maria, died a few years ago, at the age of 92. He has a sister, Maria, a math professor who lives in California, and two brothers, Anthony, a mechanical engineer, and John, a professor of engineering.

“All three boys have a degree in engineering. We seemed to follow each other,” Mr. Olenik said.

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Olenik, Joe [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

Olenik, Joe [MC1980]

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JNEWS: Read, Henry [MCstudent] maps Shelter Island’s septic systems

2014-Aug-12

http://shelterislandreporter.timesreview.com/2014/08/11/building-department-intern-creating-septic-system-map/

Building Department intern creating septic system map
by Brian Bingham
News

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One of the keys to Shelter Island’s long-term ecological sustainability lies in a computer program installed on a computer at the Building Department.

Summer intern Henry Read, an Islander and graduate of Mercy High School in Riverhead, spends eight hours a day analyzing the local terrain with the “Pictometry” application. He’s been tasked with creating an online database of Shelter Island’s septic systems for the Town Geographic Information System (GIS) site.

“What we hope to do at the local level is build a better system for spotting potential problems,” Town Engineer John Cronin, said.

Mr. Read studies civil engineering at Manhattan College. He contacted the Building Department after reading an advertisement in the Reporter. “I have always loved the environment [here],” he said, “and working on Shelter Island is even more special.”

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One use for Mr. Read’s database is to use it in conjunction with independent laboratory tests. By matching bodies of water with high levels of coliform to aging septic tanks, engineers will, be able, to a certain extent, pinpoint the source of pollution.

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Mr. Read hopes to map the systems of Shelter Island’s oldest homes by hand, but currently works only from his desk at the Building Department. The software program he relies on has proven invaluable, he said. The company behind Pictometry uses low-flying airplanes to map buildings and changes in terrain.

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Shelter Island will consider options for continuing Mr. Read’s work once the intern returns to Manhattan College in the fall. Mr. Cronin noted that the Town Board would likely support the completion of the database, “based on the perceived success during this summer’s effort.”

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Read, Henry [MCstudent]

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JNEWS: LaRocca, Michael [MC1989] CUO XL Group

2014-Aug-08

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/MX85499.htm

Michael LaRocca Named Chief Underwriting Officer of XL Group’s North America Property Business
PR Newswire
August 07, 2014: 11:00 AM ET

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NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — XL Group’s Insurance Operations today announced the appointment of Michael LaRocca as its Chief Underwriting Officer in its North America Property business. Mr. LaRocca will be based in XL’s New York office and report to Michele Sansone, President of XL’s North America Property unit.

Commenting on the appointment, Ms. Sansone said: “Mike’s 25 years of experience providing insurance and risk engineering services to complex property risks aligns very well with our growing book of large commercial property risks. In his new role, Mike will help our property underwriting teams in the US, Canada and Bermuda maintain consistent underwriting practice and standards that will help us grow wisely and provide  our clients with the property coverage, risk engineering and claims services they need to keep their employees safe and their properties well protected.”

Mr. LaRocca joins XL Group from AIG where he served as Vice President and Northeast Zonal Leader for Large Property accounts. His insurance career also includes positions with Zurich and Gerling America Insurance Company, where he held positions in underwriting management and developed an in-house risk engineering department. Mr. LaRocca earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York.  

XL Group’s North America Property business meets the global and domestic property insurance needs for a wide variety of commercial businesses and industries. Coverages include Equipment Breakdown, General Property and Property for Energy companies, delivered by a dedicated team of underwriters, risk engineers and property claims managers who specialize in addressing large, complex property risks.
About XL Group plc’s Insurance Operations

XL Group plc’s insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com/insurance

About XL Group plc

XL Group plc (NYSE: XL), through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. XL is the company clients look to for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com
XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries.

SOURCE XL Group

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LaRocca, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1989.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

LaRocca, Michael [MC1989]

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JNEWS: Pérez, Michelle [MC1992] Interim VP of Students Affairs Millersville U

2014-Aug-06

http://blogs.millersville.edu/exchange/2014/08/06/vp-of-advancement-named-at-millersville-university/

Millersville University
Posted on Aug 6, 2014

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Michelle Pérez will serve as Interim Vice President of Students Affairs. She has been with the University since 2011 as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.

Previously Pérez worked at the University of Arizona, performing a number of roles within the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in physical education from Manhattan College and her master’s degree in higher educational leadership from Florida State University.

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Pérez, Michelle [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pérez, Michelle [MC1992]

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