Tag Archives: MC1969

COMMENT: Twomey, John J. (MC1969) remembers GSS, MP, and Alma Mater


John J. Twomey commented on COMMENT: Costello, Donald [MC1954] remembers May 15.

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Don and JR, thanks for the memories . I too define May 15th as the feast day of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. I was fortunate to have had them as teachers at Good Shepherd (1961), Manhattan Prep (1965) and Manhattan College (1969). As time goes by you realize how important they were for so many of us

John J. Twomey

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Twomey, John J. (MC1969) 

[JR: Well as GSS ’60, I had a lot of years of Christian Brothers. I’m glad I was “saved” from the Gooferment Skrules. Although I’m not sure that I am a “dino”!]

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JFOUND: Maligno, Vincent J. [MC1969] hits Yankee Stadium



Annadale resident honored by NY Yankees; name goes up in lights

For his 69th birthday Dr. Vincent J. Maligno was honored by the New York Yankees as the “Veteran of the Game” sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project.at Yankee Stadium.
Carol Ann Benanti | benanti@siadvance.com

on May 05, 2015 at 10:49 AM, updated May 05, 2015 at 10:50 AM

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — At 69 years young, Dr. Vincent J. Maligno finally saw his name in lights.

The Staten Island sports fan, who celebrated his birthday April 26, was honored by the New York Yankees as the “Veteran of the Game” sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Vietnam vet’s face and ame were flashed on the Jumbotron at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx — as did the Annadale resident’s rank of major in the US Air Force.

“My wife, Amelia, and daughter, Megan, were able to join me on the field,” said Dr. Maligno in speaking of his memorable moment. “What a phenomenal birthday.”

Yankee manager Joe Girardi even presented him with an autographed No. 28 jersey to acknowledge his military service. It read: “Thanks for your service.”

Home base umpire Jim Wolf also jumped on the band wagon, giving Dr. Maligno a game ball and thanking him for his extraordinary military service.

And if Dr. Maligno’s name sounds familiar, it’s all for good reason.

He was featured in a recent Inside Out unique love story about young Vincent Maligno and his mate, the former Amelia Mignone. The couple first crossed paths back in 1962, at a Monster Mash Dance staged at Xaverian High School, the Brooklyn all-boys school where he was a student.

The Malignos are now the parents of six children and four granddaughters.

Congratulations, folks!

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JNEWS: Maligno, Vincent [MC1969] makes the Valentine’s Day press coverage



The Malignos of Annadale: And they lived happily ever after the Monster Mash Dance
Carol Ann Benanti | benanti@siadvance.com
on February 16, 2015 at 12:02 PM, updated February 16, 2015 at 3:42 PM

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Last week I put out a call for unique love stories — and you delivered. Now, while we’re still in a romantic, Valentine’s Day frame of mind, I’ll start publishing my findings.

Up first: Mr. and Mrs. Maligno of Annadale.

Dr. Vincent Maligno first crossed paths with Amelia Mignone back in 1962 at a Monster Mash Dance staged at Xaverian High School, the Brooklyn all-boys school where he was a student.

You see, Amelia was his sister’s classmate and she attended Fontbonne Hall Academy, an all girls school also in Brooklyn.

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Vincent officially proposed marriage to Amelia by placing an ad in the Arnold Air Society Military Journal on Dec. 8, 1967, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The couple became engaged before of all Vincent’s Air Force ROTC cadet classmates. It was a total surprise, inasmuch as Amelia thought she was getting a ring as a Christmas gift.

Since the couple became reacquainted on June 23, which is also the day Vincent was baptized in 1946 and graduated high school in 1963, they were married June 23, 1968, while Vincent was a junior in Manhattan College and Amelia a sophomore at St. John’s University.

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Maligno, Vincent [MC1969]

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JFOUND: Dirks, Dennis J. [MC1969] Director, Fidelity Managemen



Dennis J. Dirks
Director, Fidelity Management & Research

Mr. Dennis J. Dirks served as the Chief Operating Officer at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. (DTCC) from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Dirks served as the President, and Chief Operating Officer of The Depository Trust Company (DTC) from 1999 to 2003 and President of the National Securities Clearing Corp. from January 2000 to 2003. In addition, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Government Securities Clearing Corp. from 2001 to 2003 and Chief Executive Officer of the Mortgage-Backed Securities Clearing Corp. from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Dirks joined the DTC as a Systems Analyst. After various programming and systems-related responsibilities, he transferred to DTC’s Participant Services in 1975. In 1979, he joined Operations, becoming DTC’s Vice President in 1980, Senior Vice President in 1986, and Executive Vice President in 1992. In 1994, he assumed responsibility for DTC’s Information Services. In 1997, Mr. Dirks was named Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and was elected President of DTC in 1998. He serves as Trustee/Independent Trustee of various funds in the fund complex of Fidelity funds. He served as Director of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. from 1999 to 2003. He served as Director of The Depository Trust Company. He served as a Board member of DTC from 1999 to 2003 and also Board member of the National Securities Clearing Corp. (NSCC) from 1999 to 2003. In addition, he served as Board member of the Government Securities Clearing Corp. from 2001 to 2003 and Board member of the Mortgage-Backed Securities Clearing Corp. from 2001 to 2003. He serves as a Director of Fidelity Management & Research Company. He has been a Trustee of AHRC of Nassau County since 2006. He served as a Trustee of Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Index Tracking Stock (formerly known as Fidelity Commonwealth Trust) since 2005 and serves as a Member of the Advisory Board. Mr. Dirks is a member of the Independent Directors Council (IDC) Governing Council (since 2010) and Board of Directors for The Brookville Center for Children’s Services, Inc. (since 2009). He serves as a Trustee of Manhattan College since 2005. Mr. Dirks received a B.A. with honors in English Literature from Manhattan College in 1969 and MBA from Bernard Baruch College in 1974. In 1980, he attended the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.

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Dirks, Dennis J. [MC1969]

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JFACEBOOK: Quinn, Peter [MC1969] is on facebook



Quinn, Peter [MC1969]

Former Corporate Editorial Director at Time Warner
October 1985 to January 2008
Studied at Fordham University
Past: Manhattan College and Manhattan College Preparatory School
Lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
From Bronx, New York

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JEMAIL: Antenucci, John (MC1959) found Patterson, James [MC1969]



I was very pleased to see James Patterson, author, being interviewed by a panel of four hosts on the The Today Show, NBC. I came in on the tail end of the conversation. He was talking about two new books, “Hope to Die” and “House of Robots”. If any one wants to see it, the show aired on NBC The Today Show November 24, 2014. He had many things to say about the process of Co-authoring which he has been doing for some time.

John Antenucci BS ’59

PS: I have not doubt that your up to date research into Manhattan College Activities discovered this before receiving this note; jut in case, here is my alert.

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[JR: No I didn’t see anything about this one. So I need eyes, ears, and fingers to keyboard.]

Antenucci, John (MC1959) 

Patterson, James [MC1969]

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JHQ: Carbonell, Ruben [MC1969] Elected to the National Academy of Engineering



Ruben Carbonell ’69 Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

The College will honor Carbonell on Monday, Nov. 24 with a plaque unveiling ceremony.

On Monday, Nov. 24, Manhattan College will honor Ruben Carbonell ’69 for his election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) earlier this year. Carbonell will deliver a lecture and the College’s School of Engineering will celebrate his accomplishments with a plaque unveiling ceremony in the William J. Scala Academy Room in Leo Hall.

“Dr. Ruben Carbonell joins a prestigious group of Manhattan College alumni with his election to the NAE,” said Tim J. Ward, Ph.D., P.E., dean of the School of Engineering. “We are privileged to be able to recognize his accomplishments with the dedication of his plaque in the Scala Academy Room, and we congratulate him on this latest honor.”

As the Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, Carbonell was cited by the NAE for “research and innovation in multiphase reactor design, high-pressure thin-film coating, and novel bioseparation processes.”

Carbonell’s work was instrumental in identifying specific ligands for the removal of the prion protein that is responsible for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, better known as Mad Cow Disease, in humans. He led the development of a process for making a novel adsorptive filter to be used for the removal of prion protein from human blood during transfusions. One of these ligands is also being used to reduce the risk of prion transmission during intravenous injections of therapeutics such as antibodies derived from pooled human plasma.

“I feel very humbled and honored to be recognized by being elected into the National Academy of Engineering,” Carbonell said. “There are many individuals, students, collaborators, teachers and colleagues that played key roles in my success and I am extremely grateful for their contributions to any accomplishments I have been able to achieve.”

Carbonell is a fellow of both the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. His numerous awards at NC State include the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence at NC State, the highest award given to university faculty. He has published more than 230 papers, holds 30-plus patents, and is co-founder of two company startups.

Carbonell earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College in 1969, and a Master’s degree and a doctorate degree from Princeton University. He spent 10 years in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, before joining the NC State faculty in 1984.

Posted on November 18, 2014

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Carbonell, Ruben [MC1969]

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