Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Hanrahan, Thomas P. [MC1992] Sr Mg Dir Peapack-Gladstone Bank


Oct. 10, 2014, 12:39 p.m. EDT
Thomas P. Hanrahan Joins Peapack-Gladstone Bank

2014 10 10 THANARAN

BEDMINSTER, NJ, Oct 10, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation / and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the appointment of Thomas P. Hanrahan to the position of senior managing director, commercial lending. Mr. Hanrahan’s concentration and extensive expertise as healthcare lender will provide clients with specialized services in providing custom-tailored financial solutions for the healthcare industry.

Tom brings with him over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry serving most recently senior vice president, healthcare specialty lending, at Capital One Bank, N.A. where he was instrumental in evaluation, solicitation and growth of healthcare lending opportunities throughout the United States. In previous roles at M&T Bank, Summit Bank Healthcare Financial Services Group, First Union National Bank, and Midlantic Bank, Mr. Hanrahan was a key player in the expansion of revenue through new client relationship, business development and managed portfolio while consistently exceeding loan and ancillary sales goals.

A resident of River Edge, New Jersey, Mr. Hanrahan holds a Masters of Business Administration from Manhattan College and Bachelor of Science Degree from Marist College. Tom is married and the father of four children. He is active in St. Peter the Apostle Church and a member of the Bergen County Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), a charitable fraternal Irish Catholic organization.

ABOUT THE COMPANY Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of $2.40 billion as of June 30, 2014. Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative private banking services to businesses, non-profits and consumers which help them to establish, maintain and expand their legacy. Through its private banking locations in Bedminster, Morristown, Princeton and Teaneck, its wealth management division, and its branch network and online platforms, Peapack-Gladstone Bank offers an unparalleled commitment to client service.

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Hanrahan, Thomas P. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas received his Masters in 1992.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hanrahan, Thomas P. [MC1992]

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JNEWS: Simons, Peg O’Brien [MC1984] @Mount St. Mary Academy


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Mount St. Mary Academy appointed Peg O’Brien Simons STEAM coordinator. Simons was with Columbus McKinnon Corp., where she established a global corporate safety program. Simons will additionally teach courses in earth science and chemistry. She received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Manhattan College.

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Simons, Peg O’Brien [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Margaret O’Brien Simons is a member of the Class of 1984.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Simons, Peg O’Brien [MC1984]

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Peg (O’Brien) Simons
Earth Science and STEAM Educator at Mt. St. Mary Academy

I saw that you included the note in the Buffalo News and Buffalo Business First on my new job. I graduated from MC in 1982 with a BE in Chem Eng and 1984 with my masters in Env. Eng. After a great career in the Environmental, Health and Safety fields, I have returned to encourage girls to explore careers in Science Technology Engineering Art and Math.

[JR:  Yup, my self-assumed duty is to report all the “stuff” our fellow alums do. Congrats on your quest. ]

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JNEWS: Laue, Kevin [MC2013] visits on overcoming obstacles


Athlete brings inspiring story to Vineland club
From staff reports 6:21 a.m. EDT October 8, 2014

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VINELAND – Kevin Laue, a former Manhattan College basketball player, visited the Boys & Girls Club of Vineland to spend a fun-filled and thought-provoking session with youth members.

Laue is the first one-armed player in the history of college basketball. He spoke with Boys & Girls Club members about the dangers of bullying and overcoming obstacles in order to make your dreams come true.

Laue was one of several guest speakers throughout the summer and early fall who engaged club youths in thoughtful discussions about their futures, how they can become good citizens and how they can develop a favorable character. The program was supported through a Cumberland County/Juvenile Justice Commission Community Partnership grant that helped youths develop life skills and positive behaviors.

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Laue, Kevin [MC2013]

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JNEWS: Manhattan Prep’s Brother George a 2014 Jubilarian


2014 10 03 Prepsters

In the Fall of issue of Lasallian Notes (the Brother’s Newsletter from
Lincroft Development Office), they make mention of our August 6th luncheon
visit with Brother George, who is also a Jubilarian in 2014, celebrating 70
years as a Brother!!! 

From Left to right, Ken McNamara, Don Wszolek, Brother George, Mike Daly,
Steve Trynosky and Tom Briscoe.

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[JR: My fellow Classmates! Where did the time go?]

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JNEWS: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) speaks up


Statement, Public Hearing, 1st October 2014, Peekskill Middle School.

My name is MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick. My son Brendan attends Woodside Elementary School and my son Conor attends Peekskill Middle School.

It grieves me when people, who profess to be Christians, sin against our children through their venal behavior, in seeking to divert funds from our district. It is not right or just.

My husband and I moved to this community, in part, for the schools. We do not wish to see class sizes go up while our property values go down. It is not right or just.

It is unacceptable that a minority seeks to impose their will upon the majority of parents, who do not wish to see tax funds diverted from our public schools in order to support a de facto Catholic school. If you want a Catholic school in Peekskill, by all means, found one, and charge tuition, but do not expect to be allowed to create an insular, exclusionary fiefdom and, in the process, destroy our children’s schools. It is not right or just.

Assumption cannot seek to balance their budget on the backs of my sons and their classmates. It is not right or just.

Our founding fathers, quite rightly, had legitimate concerns regarding the separation of Church and State. No public funds, no tax dollars, should be allocated to financially support, either directly or indirectly, any religiously-affiliated organization. The applicants may claim that this is not intended to be a Catholic school, but, take a good look at the applicant and the trustees. If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it is a duck, regardless of what verbal gymnastics are used in the charter application. It is not right or just.

My son froze, last winter, in their school building, which is not ADA compliant, and had to keep his coat on during CCD classes because no heat was put up for the classrooms. Are the taxpayers of Peekskill to be compelled to pay thousands of dollars to bring a building up to code which has been allowed to fall into disrepair? It is not right or just.

As the mother of a 14 year old in a residential special education placement, who has received speech and occupational therapy since two years of age, I know what an ADA compliant building looks like. This isn’t it. In addition, for any child who is in danger of eloping, as with many autistic children, this property is not a secure one, and would be a danger to the health and welfare of children with such disabilities.

Parents of Peekskill—raise your voices and let them be heard! Let Albany know, in no uncertain terms, that this proposed charter school would serve only to damage our schools and, thus, our community. It is not right or just.

MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick
531 Union Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566

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McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

[JR: Agree or not, you have to admire spunk. Personally I’m for the Separation of Education and State. Completely. But applause to our fellow Jasper for speaking her mind.]

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JNEWS: Fitzpatrick, Paul [MC1957] Jos. A. Bank’s Brand President


Men’s Wearhouse names retail brand presidents and EVP of direct sourcing
Published 30 September 2014

Men’s Wearhouse (MW) today announced Scott Norris has been named Men’s Wearhouse Brand and Moores Brand President and Paul Fitzpatrick has been named Jos. A. Bank’s Brand President.

Additionally, Jim Thorne was named Executive Vice President of Direct Sourcing. All three will report to Mary Beth Blake, the Company’s President and Chief Merchandising Officer.

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Paul Fitzpatrick was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer of ESP Group Ltd. from 2010 to 2013 and previously, he was Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Men’s and Children’s for Macy’s West. From 1992 to 2009, Fitzpatrick held various positions at Macy’s West, including EVP and GMM Home Furnishings, Regional Store Director, and San Francisco Union Square Store Manager. From 1988 to 1991, Fitzpatrick served as Senior Vice President and GMM and SVP and Director of Stores at I Magnin in San Francisco. Fitzpatrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Manhattan College.

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Fitzpatrick, Paul [MC????]

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I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1957.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fitzpatrick, Paul [MC1957]

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JNEWS: Collins, Jessica [MC????] HamletHub new contributor


HamletHub proudly introduces a new contributor
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 07:51
Written by Sally Allen

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Jessica Collins

A longtime resident of Ridgefield, Conn., Jessica is a lifelong reader who shares stories about books, authors, and her adventures in and around her small town. Her blog, Jessica Collins Photography, showcases her photographs of forgotten places, nature, and anything else that moves and inspires her. She earned a B.A. in English Literature from Manhattan College and a M.A. in Sociology from Fordham University. In her spare times, Jessica enjoys seeking out the best coffee joints and enjoying Ridgefield with her husband and three children. She looks forward to sharing her favorite books and the fabulous places she uncovers as she explores her little corner of the world.

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Collins, Jessica [MC????]

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