Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Martin, Michael T. [MC1992] New Assistant Professor Webb Institute

2015-Aug-24

http://www.marinelink.com/news/institute-assistant396739.aspx

Webb Institute Hires New Assistant Professor
Posted by Eric Haun
Monday, August 24, 2015, 3:35 PM

2015 08Aug 24 MichaelMartin

Webb Institute announced Michael T. Martin, PE as its new Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Prof. Martin has over 23 years of experience as a marine electrical engineer with a broad background in electrical systems including, electrical propulsion, power generation, power distribution, lighting systems, communications, navigation and internal communication systems.

For the past five years, Prof. Martin has been the Vice President and principal engineer at Marine Design Dynamics, Inc. There, he was responsible for the daily operation and management of the New York office and supported company initiatives in marine energy conservation programs for the Military Sealift Command and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). As the principal engineer, he supported multiple programs for a variety of electrical generation and distribution system design and analysis.

Before his time at Marine Design Dynamics, Prof. Martin spent 19 years at AMSEC LLC, formally M. Rosenblatt & Son, first as a project manager and senior electrical engineer and worked his way up to senior principal and electrical section manager.

Prof. Martin’s most recent projects where he served as principal electrical engineer include, the new 5400 Passenger Class of the Staten Island Ferry, Maritime Services Vessel 2.0, Military Sealift Command Energy Conservation Program, and U.S. Marine Corps Energy Modeling and Automated Load Bank Prototype. Prof. Martin also has extensive experience with commercial (shore-side) technology and interfaces with marine based platforms.

Prof. Martin’s areas of research and professional interest include shipboard energy conservation and overall modeling of shipboard energy use, shipboard automation and communication systems.

During his career, Prof. Martin has presented multiple papers at the N.Y. Metropolitan section of SNAME. He holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering at the New York Institute of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York and New Jersey as well as a certified Energy Manager from the Association of Energy Engineers, and a certified Program Management Professional from the Program Management Institute.

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Martin, Michael T. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Martin, Michael T. [MC1992]

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JNEWS: Richardson, Lizette [MC1984] superintendent Lake Mead

2015-Aug-22

http://www.mohavedailynews.com/news/new-superintendent-named-for-lake-mead-national-recreation-area/article_ea51f2d4-47dc-11e5-91ad-3b80b53387d8.html

New superintendent named for Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 1:16 am
National Park Service 

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SAN FRANCISCO — Lizette Richardson has been appointed as superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, a large and heavily visited park that straddles the border between Nevada and Arizona.

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Richardson worked at Lake Mead National Recreation Area from November 2004 to June 2013 as the chief of maintenance and engineering. In this role, she was responsible for the planning, design, construction, and oversight of many varied projects, including more than $200 million in funding for park infrastructure improvements and visitor enhancements, as well as day-to-day park maintenance operations. She also served as the acting superintendent at Joshua Tree National Park in 2010, where she oversaw operations for the 790,000-acre park.

“I’m looking forward to the challenges in protecting the world-class resources at Lake Mead National Recreation Area,” said Richardson. “I feel truly blessed to be able to come back to the park where I started my NPS career and work with such a dedicated, professional team.

“It’s an exciting time with the NPS centennial right around the corner, and I also look forward to working with the community, partners, and stakeholders, as well as the newly established park, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.”

Prior to coming to the National Park Service, Richardson was a project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where she was responsible for multi-million dollar civil works projects, including a $344 million flood control project. Richardson has managed several offices at U.S. Air Force installations and has also worked as an engineer in the private sector for Holmes and Narver and TRW, Inc. She holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Nevada.

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Richardson, Lizette [MC1984] 

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JNEWS: Auricchio, Sr. Stella [MC1962] reflects on a life of teaching, family

2015-Aug-18

http://ncronline.org/blogs/conversations-sr-camille/st-joseph-sister-reflects-life-teaching-family

St. Joseph sister reflects on a life of teaching, family
Sr. Camille D’Arienzo | Aug. 18, 2015 

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St. Joseph Sr. Stella Auricchio
Age: 84
Who she is: Retiree who spent many years as high school campus minister. She now volunteers in St. Francis Xavier Elementary School and offers communion services for parishioners.
Lives in: Brooklyn, N.Y.

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What happened next?

After 16 years as a first grade teacher, I was sent to Manhattan College to get a master’s degree in religious studies. As soon as I started classes there, I was assigned to teach religion in one of our high schools. After teaching 6-year-olds for so long, those 14-year-olds looked like 40-year-olds! I told my professor, Gabriel Moran, “I am a first grade teacher and they’re sending me to high school!” His reply was that being a first grade teacher was the best preparation for teaching high school students.

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Auricchio, Sr. Stella [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Sister is a member of the Class of 1962.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Auricchio, Sr. Stella [MC1962]

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JNEWS: Wasicsko, Nicholas [MC1981 RIP] the topic of an HBO show

2015-Aug-17

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1217338/the-politics-of-life-in-david-simons-show-me-a-hero#

PERFORMING ARTS /
TELEVISION /
ARTICLE
The Politics of Life in David Simon’s “Show Me a Hero”
BY Craig Hubert | August 14, 2015

Nicholas Wasicsko

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In 1988, 29-year-old Nicholas Wasicsko took office in the city of Yonkers. He defeated Angelo R. Martinelli, the six-term Republican most identified with the struggles over court-ordered integration of affordable housing in the city, to become the youngest mayor in the country. He was a “young professional with a new image,” he told the New York Times, which set him apart from his older opponents, even though their positions were not that different. A product of the public school system in Yonkers, he paid his way through four years at Manhattan College by working at a factory, spent a year as a police officer, and had already gained a seat on the City Council before he became mayor. Five years later, Wasicsko was found dead in Oakland Cemetery in Yonkers, where his father was buried, with a gunshot wound to the head, an apparent suicide. He was 34 years old.

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Dear John,

Nicholas is a member of the Class of 1981.

May He Continue to Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wasicsko, Nicholas [MC1981 RIP]

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JNEWS: Conte, Jeffrey [MC????] of Huntington Station project engineer

2015-Aug-16

https://www.newsday.com/business/long-island-hires-and-promotions-massimiliano-lelli-walden-associates-1.10729660?pts=197397

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Jeffrey Conte of Huntington Station has been hired as project engineer. He is a recent graduate of Manhattan College.

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Conte, Jeffrey [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find a recent graduate by the name Jeffery Conte in my ‘stuff’.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Altaf, Saqib [MC1996] deputy executive director Hudson Valley Community Services

2015-Aug-16

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/business/20150816/mid-hudson-business-people-on-the-move-aug-17-2015

Mid-Hudson business people ‘On the Move’: Aug. 17, 2015

2015 08Aug 16 Saqib Altaf

Altaf, Saqib [MC????] 
deputy executive director 
Hudson Valley Community Services

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Saqib Altaf, a resident of Cornwall, N.Y., has been promoted to deputy executive director. Altaf previously was director of client services.

Straus has a masters degree in social work from Hunter College and a bachelor of arts degree from Hamilton College. She obtained an advanced certificate in clinical social work from New York University. Since 1989 she has worked in the fields of AIDS and health, starting as a case manager in the Infectious Disease Clinic at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Prior to her arrival at Hudson Valley Community Services, was associate director within the New York City regional office of the state Department of Health’s AIDS Institute.

Altaf began work at Hudson Valley Community Services in 2001 as a senior program supervisor and became director of client services by 2013. He holds a masters degree in public administration from New York University and a bachelor of science degree from Manhattan College. Altaf was a case manager in the South Bronx. He has been a manager for 16 years.

Hudson Valley Community Services promotes prevention and wellness, with offices in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.

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Dear John,

I believe that Saqib is a member of the Class of 1996.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Altaf, Saqib [MC1996]

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JNEWS: Hammond, Annette [MC????] Gilbertsville-Mount Upton superintendent

2015-Aug-14

http://www.thedailystar.com/news/local_news/ex-g-mu-principal-to-return-as-superintendent/article_f2d524b0-80bb-5e93-8dc9-a59bf7105c9c.html

Ex-G-MU principal to return as superintendent
Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 10:11 pm | Updated: 6:49 am, Fri Aug 14, 2015.
By Mark Boshnack Staff Writer

2015 08Aug 14 Annette Hammond

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Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School will be be starting the school year with new leadership, from a familiar face.

The G-MU Board of Education recently chose Principal Annette Hammond as its superintendent effective Sept. 1, an official said.

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Her 24-year career in education started with teaching health at a school in Dutchess County. She was a teacher for seven years, and served in school administration for 17 years.

She attended Manhattan College for her bachelor’s in health education. She received her master’s in special education and a certificate of advanced studies in school district administration from SUNY New Paltz.

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Hammond, Annette [MC????]

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