Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Sherman, Jordan [MC????] New Hire Design Engineer at M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying


 People » People on the Move 
Jordan Sherman New Hire May 27, 2015

Jordan Sherman
Design Engineer at M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.

Mr. Sherman’s areas of expertise include site planning, site surveying, wastewater collection, treatment and disposal, stormwater management and drainage improvements. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College.

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Sherman, Jordan [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Jordan.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Rice, Patrick [MC1981] Deacon, preparing for the priesthood


Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany ordains four new deacons


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ALBANY >> Close to 300 clergy, religious, family, friends and well-wishers attended the ordination of four men as the newest deacons of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.

Three of four men ordained as deacons are preparing to eventually become priests of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. For the three of the four, now in their fifties, this religious life represents a second career.

This ceremony, celebrated by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, was held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany. In his homily, Bishop Scharfenberger said those committed in this way to Jesus Christ are “putting ourselves in the Lord’s hands as servants.”

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The two men who have decided later in life to become priests include: Patrick Rice, of Loudonville who has been surrounded by deeply religious family members for most of his life. After 27 years in the commercial tire business he left to prepare for the priesthood.

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Rice was born in Teaneck, N.J., and lived in River Edge, N.J., for most of his childhood. He is one of eight children born to Mary and Joseph Rice. His mom, now 91 lives in River Edge. His father died in 1991. His family includes brothers and sisters-in-law Greg and Carol Rice of Philadelphia, Michael and Kimberly Rice of River Edge, and John and Laquisa Rice of San Diego. He has four sisters: Kam of Teaneck, N.J.; Kathryn of Santa Fe, N.M., Maureen, and her husband, Greg, of River Edge, and Mary Jane, who became a member of Opus Dei at 18 years old, took vows, never married and has dedicated her life to Christ.

Rice, whose home parish is St. Pius X in Loudonville, is a graduate of Manhattan College.

He credits his parents as being influential regarding following a faith-filled life. His father was a permanent deacon in the parish where he grew up in New Jersey. As for his own decision to study for the priesthood, he said, “I just felt there was something missing in my life and realized when I entered the church doors I felt a sense of peace come over me and felt that was what was missing and knew then that I was being called.”

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Rice, Patrick [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Patrick is a member of the Class of 1981.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Rice, Patrick [MC1981]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle. 

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JNEWS: Farmer, Lindsey [MC2012] guest services manager at a Washington resort


More college grads are getting better jobs
Paul Davidson, USA TODAY 5:54 p.m. EDT May 23, 2015

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Employers are recruiting freshly minted college graduates more intensively this spring and not just to be food servers, cashiers and call center representatives.

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Despite the upturn, many recent college grads are still struggling. When she graduated from Manhattan College in 2012 with a degree in English and religion, Lindsey Farmer hoped to land a job as an administrative assistant and rise through the managerial ranks. But she repeatedly lost out to workers with experience in the field.

So she took a $10-an-hour job as a ticket seller at a dine-in movie theater near her hometown of Issaquah, Wash., eventually rising to assistant manager.

“Once you graduate with a bachelor’s, you think you’ll be at the top of the earnings pool,” she says. “But then you realize it’s not like in the movies.”

Recently, Farmer landed a job as a guest services manager at a Washington resort, a gig she hopes will be a springboard to owning a hotel. But even that position, she says, didn’t require a college degree and her employer placed more value on her experiences abroad.

“I definitely feel like I lost time,” says Farmer, who earns $13.50 an hour and finally has health and 401(k) benefits. “I thought I’d have a house by now and would be taking amazing vacations.”

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Farmer, Lindsey [MC2012]

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JNEWS: Young, J. Bret [MC1982] Managing Director, INTECH Investment


NTECH Adds Two Institutional Sales Professionals

Andreea M. Georgiu and J. Bret Young Hired as Managing Director, Business Development, to Continue Expanding Business Opportunities

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — INTECH Investment Management (INTECH) has announced the hiring of Andreea M. Georgiu and J. Bret Young to fill the newly created positions of managing director, business development. In this role, Georgiu and Young, who joined the firm on May 11, 2015, are responsible for developing and managing new business opportunities, with the goal of establishing new client relationships for INTECH. They report directly to John F. Brown, executive vice president, head of global client development.

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Mr. Young joins INTECH from Curian Capital/Jackson National Life Insurance, where he held the position of senior vice president, head of institutional and private wealth distribution. His other investment-industry experience includes director of institutional sales and consultant relations at Thomson Horstmann & Bryant; senior vice president U.S. institutional sales leader at GE Asset Management; executive vice president, national sales manager/director managed assets at Dreyfus Investments. He earned an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree, marketing, from Manhattan College. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses, as well as the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation from the Investment Management Consulting Association, of which he has been a member since 2004.

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Young, J. Bret [MC????]

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Reporter : Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942)
Time: May 25, 2015 at 12:12 am

What did you find?: My 2009 edition of the Alumni Directory indicates that J. Bret Young, newly-hired Managing Director for Business Development for INTECH is a member of Manhattan’s Class of 1982.

[JR: Thanks, Warren. Much appreciated.]

Young, J. Bret [MC1982]

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2015-May-24 6:04 PM 

Dear John,

I believe that Bret is a member of the Class of 1982.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Thomann, Bob [MC1977] seeks Saugerties school board


Six vie for three seats on Saugerties school board

 By Freeman staff
Posted: 05/15/15, 10:36 AM EDT

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SAUGERTIES >> Six candidates, including three incumbents, are vying for three open seats on the Saugerties school board in Tuesday’s election. 

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Bob Thomann 

Thomann 59, of 16 Neighborhood Drive, is seeking to return to the board after previously serving from 2011 to 2013.

He is the principal at the Anderson Center for Autism in Staatsburg.

Thomann has lived in the district for 12 years and is married to Gina Thomann, who works in retail sales at Macy’s.

They have two children who currently are in college.

Thomann graduated from Bishop Riley High School in 1973, Manhattan College with B.S. in psychology and Spanish in 1977 and James Madison University in Virginia with a master’s degree in school psychology in 1979. He also earned a professional diploma in educational administration from SUNY New Paltz in 1987.

Thomann said his priorities are improving the 39 percent high school graduation rate for students in special education programs and improving the district’s technology to bring it into the 21st century.

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Thomann, Bob [MC1977]

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JNEWS: McBain, Michelle Ragusa [MC2004] husband is CEO of ChannelEyes


McBain, Michelle Ragusa [MC2004]

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Words cannot describe how proud I am to share the announcement that my AMAZING husband, Jay McBain, is now CEO of ChannelEyes! The amazing Bob Godgart will transition to Chairman. Watching your company grow, flourish, and evolve since the beginning to now has been an amazing process. Very excited to continue to watch (and cheer from the side lines) the entire ChannelEyes team on! The best is yet to come… +Jay McBain 

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JNEWS: Bricker, John F. [MC1976] joins New York office of Polsinelli


Who’s News
    By REW Staff •   May 14, 2015 

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Polsinelli has welcomed John F. Bricker to the firm to focus on complex real estate and financial services matters for clients, including real estate finance & capital markets, distressed debt & workouts, and mortgage loan restructurings. Bricker is the third attorney to move to the New York office of Polsinelli in the last three months.

Bricker brings a wealth of experience in representing special servicers, investment banks, opportunity funds, REITs and hedge funds in the origination, purchase, sale and administration of whole loans, participation interests, equity interests, CMBS and other mortgage loans, and mezzanine loans.Bricker earned his law degree from The University of Detroit School of Law, cum laude, where he was a member of the Law Review and received his B.S. in Accounting from Manhattan College.

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Bricker, John F. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1976.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bricker, John F. [MC1976]

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