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JFOUND: Passarella, Michael J. [MC1963] Chairman of Audit Committee Unum Group



Michael J. PassarellaFormer Independent Director, Chairman of Audit Committee and Member of Regulatory Compliance Committee, Unum Group

Mr. Michael J. Passarella served as Audit Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1975 to 2002.

Mr. Passarella served as Managing Partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP’s securities industry practice from 1983 to 1998 and was the capital markets industry global audit leader from 1998 to 2001. He started his career with Price Waterhouse in 1963.

He has more than 40 years experience in the professional and financial services industry.

He serves as Director of Catholic Big Brothers of New York and Theaterworks USA. He also serves as a Director of the Manhattan College board of trustees.

He served as Independent Director of Unum Group from January 31, 2006 to May 20, 2014. Mr. Passarella served as Independent Director of Nyfix Inc. from October 23, 2007 to November 30, 2009. Mr. Passarella served as a Director of Archipelago Holdings Inc. since August 2004.

Mr. Passarella received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Manhattan College.

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Passarella, Michael J. [MC1963]

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JEMAIL: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959) sees O’Malley, Thomas D. [MC1963] in WSJ




Tom O’Malley interview WSJ December 17, 2014, MARKETPLACE Page B6.

Edward J. McEneney 59B

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O’Malley, Thomas D. [MC1963]

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Behind a paywall.]


As Oil Prices Plunge, PBF Energy Remains Focused on Growth
Executive Chairman Sees ‘Net Positive’ for Refiners
By Alison Sider

A lot of energy industry executives are reeling as oil prices plunge, but Tom O’Malley isn’t panicking.

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COMMENT: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) wants a chron index


Administrivia suggestion for next year. Would it be possible to arrange the weekly index and the news reports/stories in chronological order by graduation year, so that we could more easily locate news about our own fellow classmates? Thanks.

Lou Apoldo
BCE ’63

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[JR: taken under advisement. This was a previously requested feature. It adds a lot of time. Blue Griffon software doesn’t do it automagically!]

Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) 

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JFOUND: Hayes, Francis X. [MC1963] author ‘Death at the Black Bull’



Francis X. Hayes

2014 Dec 12 Hayes 1

Frank Hayes grew up in in Yonkers, New York with his parents and two sisters. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade then headed to Manhattan College where he earned his degree in education. He later completed advanced degrees at SUNY New Paltz.

Frank has spent much of his life as an English teacher. He had a long a successful career as an educator introducing inner city students to the power of language. For over thirty years he taught grades six through twelve. Beyond the regular curriculum, Frank taught Mass Media, Film, Debate and Creative Writing. Outside the formal education system, Frank worked with the Fresh Air Fund and various non-profit groups for over fifteen years. He has been involved with outdoor education, teaching wilderness survival, orienteering, pond studies, and group challenge courses. He’s also directed summer camps and programs specializing in courses for brain injured children and adults.

Frank has lived most of his life on a small farm in New York’s Hudson Valley with his wife of over fifty years, Fran. Together they have raised eight children and now have a large extended family. Over the years Frank’s love of nature and animals has brought a menagerie to their small farm. While they specialized in breeding AKC registered English Springer Spaniels, they have also raised horses, cats, chickens, pigs, goats and more.

Frank started writing when he retired from teaching. His first novel Death at the Black Bull was published under the Berkeley imprint by Penguin Random House in the fall of 2014. The sequel, Death on the High Lonesome, will be published in 2015.

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Hayes, Francis X. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1963.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hayes, Francis X. [MC1963]

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JNEWS: Petroski, Henry [MC1963] John P. McGovern Award for Science



Petroski Honored With the 2014 John P. McGovern Award for Science
BY Doug Scott
December 8, 2014

Henry Petroski, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, an Aleksandar S. Vesic professor of civil engineering and professor of history at Duke University, as well as a well-known author of influential books on the nature of engineering, and in particular on why some engineering designs fail, received the 2014 John P. McGovern Award for Science from the Cosmos Club Foundation in Washington, D.C. The John P. McGovern Foundation Trustees annually select an awardee in the areas of science, literature, arts, and humanities whose endeavors have clearly distinguished them as leaders in their spheres of activity. Petroski, an ASCE Distinguished Member from the Class of 2008, will be presented a medal commemorating his selection, and also deliver a lecture at the Cosmos Club in an area of his expertise.

A distinguished author, Petroski’s landmark book, To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design, was published in 1985 and then developed into a BBC television documentary first broadcast in 1987. Petroski has continued to write and lecture on the topics of success and failure, drawing upon historic and contemporary case studies to illustrate his thesis about the central role of failure in the engineering design process. His celebrated books include The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance (1990), The Evolution of Useful Things (1992), Design Paradigms: Case Histories of Error and Judgment in Engineering (1994), Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America (1995), Invention by Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing (1996), The Book on the Bookshelf (1999), Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer (2002), Small Things Considered: Why There Is No Perfect Design (2003), Success Through Failure: The Paradox of Design (2006), The Toothpick: Technology and Culture (2007), The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems (2010), An Engineer’s Alphabet: Gleanings from the Softer Side of a Profession (2011), and To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure (2012). In addition, he writes an engineering column for American Scientist, a column on the profession for ASEE Prism (American Society for Engineering Education), and occasionally for the New York Times.

His books, articles, and lectures have earned Petroski a broad range of recognition, including 5 honorary degrees – from Clarkson University (1990), Trinity College (1997), Valparaiso University (1999), Manhattan College (2003), and Missouri University of Science and Technology (2011) – and a Guggenheim Fellowship (1990-1991). Among his other honors are the Washington Award from the Western Society of Engineers, the Ralph Coats Roe Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award from ASCE. He also the recipient of a Centennial Award as an Outstanding Engineering Graduate of Manhattan College and an Alumni Award for Distinguished Service from the College of Engineering of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

A graduate of Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, both his master’s and doctoral degrees are in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; he has also taught at the University of Illinois and at the University of Texas at Austin.

In 1975 Petroski joined the staff of Argonne National Laboratory to start up and head a new group in fracture mechanics for the Reactor Analysis and Safety Division. Although the focus of his work at Argonne was on problems relating to the development of liquid-metal fast breeder reactors, while at the laboratory he developed a broad interest in failure analysis and began to write about issues in technology and society for such publications as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Review and the New York Times. He moved to Duke University in 1980 in order to be able to devote more time to writing longer articles and books on engineering and design.

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Petroski, Henry [MC1963]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Bonomini, Lou [MC1951]


Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney received a note from his Mt. St. Michael Classmate and Fellow Jasper, John Sullivan ’63. John asks for our prayers for another Fellow Jasper and former neighbor of Mike’s, Lou Bonomini ’51. Lou has been diagnosed with Liver Cancer and needs our prayers. Some of you may know Lou. He is a Korean War Veteran and Member of VFW Post # 8213, Somers, N.Y. Please keep Lou and his Family in your prayers as we pray that the MDs contain the Cancer and are able to begin the process of restoring Lou to good health again. Thank you John for sharing the information with us. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Sullivan, John [MC1963]

Bonomini, Lou [MC1951]

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Good Evening All,

If you have received multiple Prayer Request this evening from me regarding Lou Bonomini, I apologize. My computer was doing very strange things and it took some doing for me to get it somewhat under control. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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[JR: Sorry for your trouble but it happens. My software groups them all into one thread. No big deal.]

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JFOUND: Regan, Michael J. [MC1963] Director Scientific Games Corp



Regan, Michael J. [MC1963]
Chairman of Audit Committee and
Member of Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Scientific Games Corporation


Mr. Michael J. Regan served as Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer of KPMG LLP. Mr. Regan worked with KPMG for 40 years during which time he was involved in a wide range of business activities, including Lead Audit Partner for many well-known Fortune 500 companies.

He served four years in the United States as a naval officer.

He has been a Director of Lifetime Brands, Inc., since 2012. Mr. Regan has been a Director of Scientific Games Corporation since February 23, 2006 and of Eyetech Pharmaceuticals Inc. since June 2004. He has been a Director of Dynavox Inc. since September 2011.

He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of Manhattan College.

He has been a Director of Allied Security Holdings LLC of Allied-Barton Security Services since March 2005. He served as a Director of Citadel Broadcasting Corp. from March 3, 2007 to June 3, 2010.

He served as the Chairman of the United Way of Bergen County, New Jersey.

Mr. Regan is a graduate of Manhattan College with a Degree in Business Administration.

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