Tag Archives: MC1968

JEMAIL: Marketing Intern Opportunity at Good Shepherd School – Inwood


From: Reinke, F. John (MC1968)
Date: Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: Potential Marketing Intern Opportunity at Good Shepherd School – Inwood
To: Carolyn Predmore (MCfaculty)
Cc: Sweeney, Peter (MC1964)


I hope that Manhattan can help Good Shepherd.

On a humorous note, that perhaps the intern can use, my 2009 novel “CHURCH 10●19●62″ “features” GSS as the locale. (Two bucks on Kindle) And, I draw on my youth there to make the story have “texture”. One of the comments was that “everyone had their first crush on a girl in grammar school.” I used it on the jacket.

That’s one of the two books I brought to my presentation to the Marketing Club in 2010.

I, of course, send an autographed copy to BOTH the Manhattan College and the GSS library.

If I can be of any help with this project, then don’t hesitate to ask.

GSS 60, MP 64, MC68, FDU 75, and FDU 85


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On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 11:06 PM, Peter Sweeney wrote:

Dear Professor Predmore:

Hope you have successfully settled back in following the intersession in Frankfurt. Having taught a summer session engineering course for the first time last July, I have some sense of how much more intense the fast track instructional approach must have been when accomplished away from one’s familiar environment.

With the Spring semester about to kick off, I am reaching out to you in my capacity as a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of Good Shepherd School (FOGSS), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Since it opened its doors in the 1920’s, Good Shepherd School has been the educational starting point for countless Manhattan College grads including my cousin F. John Reinke and I.

Like all too many ADNY schools, Good Shepherd began to slowly fade in the 1990’s. Ultimately, declining enrollment and mounting expenses put GSS on the list for closure in 2010. Thankfully it was rescued by the leadership of Pastor Fr. Robert Abbatiello (MC 1982 Business) and the extraordinary generosity of a deeply dedicated group of Jasper led alumni (FOGSS). Together, we helped save GSS and today it is again a vibrant school carrying on the work of providing the children of Inwood and surrounding northern Manhattan and Bronx neighborhoods with a quality Catholic education. Our goal now is to make Good Shepherd self sustaining by further growing the enrollment.

FOGSS is thus looking to draw on some knowledgeable marketing support that could be provided by a local college marketing major. Given the above cited Jasper connections and our proximity to campus (215th St stop on # 1 train line), Manhattan is our first stop for recruiting. If you think this is an intern opportunity that might be of interest to one of your students, I would welcome the chance to explore it by phone or in person.

Best regards,
Pete Sweeney
Adjunct Associate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering

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[JR: Of course, any one can help. Anyone who buys the Kindle or print version as a result of this story and tells me will get a donation to FOGSS in their name. Every little but helps. I’d be happy to autograph any printed copy when I see you somewhere. I guess I can autography your Kindle but why you’d want that beats me.]

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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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JFOUND: Gianna, Dominic J. (MC1968) Shareholder, Aaron & Gianna, PL



Gianna, Dominic J. (MC1968)
Shareholder, Vice President, Director
Aaron & Gianna, PL 

Career Overview

Dominic is a Shareholder and Member of the Board of Directors of Aaron & Gianna, PLC A Professional Law Corporation. He chairs the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He has been recognized by his colleagues as one of America’s great trial lawyers and for 36 years has tried cases from both the plaintiff and the defense side throughout the United States. Dominic is also recognized as one of America’s most dynamic and inspired teachers of advocacy, persuasion and trial techniques. He was honored as a recipient of the Robert Keeton award as the best teacher of advocacy in America by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), the American Bar Association’s teaching arm.

For 25 years, Dominic has served as a member of NITA’s National Faculty, NITA Program Director and has led interactive NITA training programs throughout the English-speaking world, including every one of the 50 states, Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland and Wales. As Principal Faculty for The Professional Education Group, Inc. (PEG, Inc.), he has delivered and led over 400 lectures and seminars throughout the world. His “Reel Justice,” “Winning Before Trial,” “A Day on Trial” (with Professor Thomas A. Mauet), and currently, “Advocacy for the Ages and Sexes: Persuading Genders and Generations” (with his seminar partner, Lisa A. Marcy), have been presented throughout the world to extraordinary acclaim.

Dominic is the author of numerous publications on advocacy and persuasion, including Thomson West’s Opening Statements 2d, Winning in the Beginning by Winning the Beginning (along with Lisa A. Marcy), Advocacy for the Ages (The Professional Education Group, Inc., along with Lisa A. Marcy), and numerous publications in legal journals. As a motivational speaker and seminar leader, he has trained thousands of lawyers of all ages and experience in the arts of advocacy, persuasion and trial techniques. His techniques have changed the careers of thousands of trial lawyers of all ages and experience throughout his 25 years of teaching advocacy.

Dominic is a frequent commentator on Court TV, has made numerous television appearances on related matters and has been selected by professional groups from both sides of the courtroom to lead programs for them. He was recently selected, along with his partners Professor Thomas A. Mauet and Lisa A. Marcy, to be the Blockbuster Speaker at the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI), annual meeting, along with President Bill Clinton and Justice Scalia. Dominic chaired the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Annual Meeting in 2001, and acted as Program Chair in 1992 and 1994. He serves as Director of Trial Advocacy at LSU School of Law, is Principal Faculty of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, and has taught at numerous law schools throughout America.

As a trial lawyer, Dominic has tried over 150 cases in both state and federal courts throughout the United States in areas such as complex commercial litigation, product liability, toxic tort, employment law, medical malpractice, major construction disputes, anti-trust matters, medical malpractice and complex toxic tort cases. Dominic has served as District Judge pro tem by appointment of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, and has been selected by both state and federal courts to serve as Special Master in complex matters. His client list includes Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized national business and small local organizations.

Dominic has been a trial lawyer for 36 years. Prior to that, he worked as an organic chemist, professional athlete and professional actor. He received his B.S. degree from Manhattan College, New York, his M.A. degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York, and his law degree from Loyola University School of Law, where he was elected Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola Law Review. Dominic is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Super Lawyers in the area of Civil Litigation from 2008 to the present. .


Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1974

Elected Editor-in-Chief, Loyola Law Review

State University of New York at Buffalo, 1971, M.A. Degree, Organic Chemistry

Manhattan College, New York, New York, B.S. Degree, Chemistry

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COMMENT: Trynosky, Stephen K. (MC1968) remembers Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP]


Trynosky, Stephen K. (MC1968)

RE: PRAYERSREQUESTED: Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP] reported by Khury, Maria [MC1977]

Good man, had him in ’64 for Freshman Theology and again in Sr. Year for comparative Christian religions. Told a great story about how he used to play the organ at the cathedral in Havana. After Fidel made it more or less clear the direction he was taking Cuba, during the annual Mass celebrating Cuban independence, after the recessional, he played the Cuban National Anthem and caused a riot. He, was sorry for the riot, we all thought it was pretty neat. It is not often you meet a man who feels that he is not worthy to become a priest. RIP Mr. Romagosa, you were one of the special ones.

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[JR:  Passed along to Raquel Romagosa. Thanks, Steve. ]

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JLINKEDIN: Hanna, Mark [MC1968] Chief Marketing Officer at Richline Group



Hanna, Mark [MC1968]
Chief Marketing Officer at Richline Group, Inc.
Providence, Rhode Island Area
Luxury Goods & Jewelry


44 Years in the Jewelry Business but in Marketing since my first paper route in 1955.

Greatest accomplishment = Married for 46 years.

The quotes that exemplify my career experience are:
“You Miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”
“A good hockey player knows where the puck is, a great one knows where it’s going”,
and……”Those who dream most, do most”

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MEMAIL: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) is in Alma Mater’s library



Church 10.19.62: children struggling to survive disaster /

by Reinke, Ferdinand J.Reinke, Ferdinand J..
Type: Book

Publisher: [S.I.]: [Lulu], c2009 .Description: 2 v. ; 23 cm .General Note: Ferdinand John Reinke, Manhattan College graduate, class of 1968 .ISBN: 9780557083879; 0557083877.Related Subjects: Religious education Moral education Catholic church — educationContents: v. 1. Consider the possibilities? — v. 1. Consider the results?

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[JR: This just proves that any alumni who writes a book can get into the Library. Laughingly humbled by the inclusion.]

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JLINKEDIN: Bartos, Tony (MC1968) Associate at Welkin Associates



Bartos, Tony (MC1968)
Associate at Welkin Associates, Ltd.
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Defense & Space

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