Tag Archives: MC1977

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



Phil Colon
12:29 PM (2 hours ago)

Good Morning All,

From Maria Khury, unfortunately I received this a little late but we may still honor the man and pray for the repose of his soul. Thank you Maria for sharing this information. Please keep in your prayers Fellow Jasper (Staff) Professor Guillermo Romagosa. Professor Romagosa taught Theology at Manhattan College for many years. Among his many accomplishments, It has been said that he is credited with starting the Deacon Programs in New York City. A Mass was held Friday evening at Santa Catalina de Genova Church on W. 153rd St., Manhattan. Today, Saturday, another Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Patrick’s. Please keep Professor Guillermo and his Family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray that they find peace in the sure knowledge that he is in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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[JR: I found nothing reported. No obit. No news. All I could find is an article from 1999.]


Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP]

Khury, Maria [MC1977]

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JLINKEDIN: Kane, Jeffrey [MC1977] Attorney



Kane, Jeffrey [MC1977]
Attorney at Law Office of Jeffrey J. Kane, Esq.
Katonah, New York
Law Practice

General Practice Law Office concentrating in Real Property, Mortgage Financing, Wills, Trusts, Estates and Estate Planning, Criminal Law

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JLINKEDIN: Paz, Javier [MC1977] International BD at Lockheed Martin



Paz, Javier [MC????]
International BD at Lockheed Martin
Greater Los Angeles Area
Defense & Space

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Dear John,

I believe that Javier is a member of the Class of 1977.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Paz, Javier [MC1977] 

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JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1976) recruits Smith, Gary (MC1977)



Please add Gary Smith, CE ’74 to your Jasper Jottings email mailing list. Email address: {Privacy Invoked}

Thanks as always for publishing JJ. I read it each week and enjoy it very much.

All the best.

Bill O’Connell

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[JR: Invite sent. Thanks. Haven’t had many additions lately. Beginning to suspect I’m obsolete.]

O’Connell, Bill (MC1976)

Smith, Gary (MC1977)

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Bill, thanks for recommending.

John, I was class of 1977 and yes, CE.


Gary T. Smith, PE
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
DACS, Inc.
900 Port Centre Parkway
Portsmouth, VA 23704

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JNEWS: Krewell, Kevin [MC1977] a chip analyst at Tirias Research



AMD Emerges From Intel’s Shadow With Big Bet on Low-Power Chips
BY ROBERT MCMILLAN 05.05.14 | 7:18 PM

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Most people know AMD as the company that clones Intel’s computer chips. But AMD’s top execs want to change that.

On Monday, the AMD top brass laid out the company’s plan to build a new generation of microprocessors that have more in common with your smartphone than the chips Intel builds for desktop PCs, laptops, and servers. Rather than stick with Intel’s venerable x86 chip architecture, AMD will use the low-power ARM architecture as the basis for its newest server processor, a chip due out later this year codenamed Seattle. But this chip is just a prelude to a broader shift in strategy at AMD.

AMD also said that it has signed a new licensing agreement — an “architecture license” — that means it won’t merely adopt the existing processor cores designed by ARM, the Intel competitor whose architecture is used in most smartphones and tablets. Instead, AMD will build its very own ARM core and use it as the basis for a still newer processor code-named K-12. “It’s about how do we really innovate in our compute cores,” said Mark Papermaster, AMD’s chief technology officer, speaking at a press event in San Francisco.

The announcement is part of a broader effort to adopt ARM’s low-power architecture for servers, the machines that drive our internet services and online business software. Chip makers AppliedMicro and Marvel are moving down a similar path, and rumors indicate that Amazon may design a ARM processor for use in the servers that underpin its massively popular cloud service. The idea is that ARM chips will not only reduce power inside large web companies and other businesses, but also provide some much needed price competition for Intel, which is by far the world’s primary supplier of server chips.

AMD’s is putting its top server chip developers on the K-12 project. And Papermaster, who’s leading the charge, has quite the pedigree. He’s the guy who helped Apple design its own ARM chips for the iPhone and iPad before coming over to AMD. Even the chip’s code name signals that ARM is serious about AMD, says Kevin Krewell, a chip analyst at Tirias Research. “Calling it the K-12 is important because the K series is always their premium product,” he says.

It’s the kind of bet AMD needs to make in order to gain ground against its longtime rival Intel, which has been beating it soundly in the server market for the better part of the past decade. But it’s also a risky bet. Calxeda, another startup with a similar idea, went out of business late last year, after burning through an estimated $90 million in VC money.

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Krewell, Kevin [MC1977]

JNEWS: Villani, Lou [MC1977] Con Ed’s “Living Our Values”


Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc.

04/25/2014 | Press release
Yonkers Man Receives Con Edison’s Highest Honor

distributed by noodls on 04/25/2014 18:34

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NEW YORK – Lou Villani, an engineering manager who aided in Con Edison’s vital Superstorm Sandy restoration plans, received the company’s highest honor, the “Living Our Values” (LOV) award, at a gala on April 24.

This recognition is given annually to Con Edison employees, who exemplify the company’s values of service, teamwork, excellence, and concern for the quality of life in their community. Five other employees also were honored.

“Lou is a career employee with more than 32 years of exemplary service at Con Edison. His dedication to his craft and his remarkable work ethic are examples for all employees to follow,” said Sanjay Bose, Con Edison vice president, Central Operations.

Villani aided in developing vital storm hardening plans after the ravages of Superstorm Sandy damaged critical company equipment in 2012. As a department manager, he led his area’s engineering and construction efforts, enabling his group and as well as other parties to design and re-construct electric, gas and steam equipment within an unprecedented 6-month period. Typical work within the same scope would normally require at least three times the amount of time to complete.

Throughout his career Villani has mastered a range high-level assignments, including managing several new substation construction projects, and work with the Transmission Operations, Facilities and Steam Operations departments at Con Edison.

“I’ve always had an interest in engineering, so my career at Con Edison is a perfect match for me,” Villani said. “To be recognized for the work that I love to do is an exceptional honor. I’m very proud to receive this award,” he said.

A professional engineer licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey, Villani is a graduate of Manhattan College, where he received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the New York Interagency Engineering Council, and he sits on the Lehigh University Industrial Advisory Board. The board advises the university on its Energy Systems Engineering master’s degree program.

At the LOV award ceremony, Villani was commended for his focus on providing customers with quality, cost effective service in a safe and timely manner. He was also lauded for volunteering to lead a company research and development study on electrical fault currents and the effects on structural supports.

Lou is a devoted husband and father. He and his wife Rita have three adult children: Thomas, Stefanie and Daniel. He and his family are affiliated with St. Eugene RC Church in Yonkers.

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Villani, Lou [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Lou is a member of the Class 1977.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Villani, Lou [MC1977]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares Khury, Maria [MC1977]


Good Afternoon All,

Maria Khury has shared an Easter Blessing that I felt resonated and wanted to share with each of you. Thank you Maria. As we give thanks for the Blessings bestowed upon us each day of our lives and thank our Lord for His Unconditional Love, Happy Easter. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Hi Phil,

I’m wishing that the blessings of the universe embrace
you, and the rest of your family with health, joy, peace of mind,
body and soul, and dreams come true!
Praying that God guides us to find the way in which we can
best fulfill our place on earth as he commands in his name!

Happy Blessed Easter!

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

Khury, Maria [MC1977]

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JFOUND: Donahue, Frank [MC1977] VP Claims for Seneca Insurance



Frank Donahue has just completed his 15th year as Vice President of Claims for Seneca Insurance Company. He is a graduate of Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and of the College of Insurance (St. John’s University) with a Masters in Business Administration. Frank was with Continental Insurance for 12 years in various managerial positions, leaving as an Assistant Vice President to join Seneca Insurance Company. He was with St. Paul Insurance and Liberty Mutual for a combined 7 years as a field adjuster before joining Continental Insurance. Frank resides in Bordentown, NJ.

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Donahue, Frank [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Frank is a member of the Class of 1977.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Donahue, Frank [MC1977]

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JEMAIL: Timmins, Patrick (MC1977) enrolls Timmins, Richard (MC1972)



I appreciate your screening process. Allow me to go thru the jottings metal detector. Sorry. I did not see other question prompts. I have been getting your newsy, helpful report for about 5 years. I receive jottings thru my personal e-mail which I rarely check ({Privacy Invoked}). I now would ask that it be additionally sent to my business address {Privacy Invoked}. I am legit. I graduated from Manhattan in 1977. I have been involved in the Alumni Thomas More society.

I would also like to ask you a favor. My brother , Richard Timmins, who graduated from Manhattan in 1972, has been intrigued thru the years on my stories about the jottings. Can you please add him {Privacy Invoked}.

Thanks for all you do. Have a good weekend.



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[JR: Done. I’m pushing the MAILCHIP option. So advise if the experience is not good.]

Timmins, Patrick (MC1977)

Timmins, Richard (MC1972)

[JR: Anyone can signup at http://eepurl.com/NAy_D and it’s still free.]

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JNEWS: Higgins, Thomas M. [MC1977] CFO FEGS Health & Human Services



Higgins New CFO at FEGS  
Written by Fred Scaglione
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 15:32

Thomas M. Higgins has been appointed Chief Financial Officer at FEGS Health & Human Services. In this role, Higgins will be an integral part of the FEGS Senior Leadership Team, overseeing the organization’s financial operations and helping to position FEGS for continued strategic growth and diversification across the health and human service sector. FEGS has an annual budget of over $280 million.

Higgins brings to FEGS over 35 years of executive financial leadership experience in public accounting, the private sector, and the nonprofit sector. For the past ten years, he served as Chief Financial Officer at The College Board, one of the largest nonprofits in the country, with revenues exceeding $850 million. Prior to the College Board, he was General Partner in the New York City accounting firm of Silverman Linden Higgins LLP, Principal with Ernst & Young, LLP, and Director of Litigation and Claim Services with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Higgins is a Trustee of the Legal Services Foundation of Essex County and serves on the Board of Directors of Ambient Corporation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the New Jersey and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Manhattan College.

“We are thrilled to have Tom join the FEGS Senior Leadership Team,” said Gail Magaliff, CEO. “He is a highly experienced and talented financial executive and will provide great leadership and strategic financial counsel to FEGS to help ensure that the organization continues to thrive and grow during a significant time of change and new opportunity in the health and human service sectors.”

FEGS, one of the nation’s largest and most diversified nonprofit health and human services organizations, helps individuals achieve greater personal and economic independence. FEGS’ network of programs in health/disabilities, housing, home care, employment/workforce, education/youth, and family services, help more than 12,000 people each day, over 120,000 people each year.

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Higgins, Thomas M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1977.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Higgins, Thomas M. [MC1977]

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