Tag Archives: MC1979

JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) forwards email from Walsh, Meg (MC1979)


Good Afternoon All,

The following is a message sent out by our Alumni Board President, Meg Walsh. Her message of Community, Friendship, Values and Hope resonate clearly with what Manhattan College Stands for. Her comments are so on the money. We Congratulate the Graduating Class of 2015 and of Course Kelly and Grace, recipiants of this year’s Gunn Medal Award. We will keep all of our Jaspers in our prayers. Thank you Meg. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

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From: Walsh, Meg
Sent: Thu, May 21, 2015 10:29 AM
Subject: Gunn Medal and Graduation Weekend

Hi Everyone,

I spent this past weekend participating in the Graduation exercises and festivities; the energy and hope these new young Alumni exhumed was contagious and I want to share that with each of you.

The excitement started at the Awards ceremony Thursday evening – it is at this event the Gunn Medal is awarded. We were a little coy at our last Society meeting in May, because as you know the Gunn Medal is a big secret until the end of the Awards ceremony. (You may recall we had Student guests at the meeting and we were very careful not to give away our big surprise!)

The Class of 2015 was outstanding and we had a pool off 11 candidates to consider for the Gunn Medal. After several rounds of voting we realized we had a tie vote. With the help of Counsel (Mike M) and some quick thinking by Ainsley we reviewed the Constitution and found we did in fact have the authority to award two medals. Our winners were Ms. Kelly Douglas and Ms. Grace Hoffman, both from the School of Business. Both young ladies had been active in volunteer work, co-curricula activities and embodied the LaSallian teachings. When the names were revealed there was quite a bit of excitement. As it turns out they are best friends and were sitting next to each other. I think the thunderous applause validated the review and voting process yielded the right result. (There are a few pictures from the event on the Photo page of the College website.)

Mike De Luca and the entire Committee deserve their own round of applause- this is a huge effort and their hard work is truly appreciated. Thank you Mike and team!

The Graduation ceremonies were very special. Saturday we awarded Eileen Murray (Class of ‘80) an Alumna an Honorary Doctorate; and Sunday we awarded one to David O’Brien. I think the most inspiring story however was of the Undergraduate Valedictorian a young lady from Cambodia, recruited by one of our own Math professors while on a teaching mission in Cambodia, Timsy Tor. This Fall Timsy will be heading to Paris, where she will continue her Math studies; with the long term plan of returning to Cambodia. In her speech she thanked the Manhattan Community for essentially being her “family” these last few years and for the encouragement and friendships she made while with us in the Bronx. (She also thanked the O’Malley family.)

And as I stated last year, the Singers made our Sunday morning Mass beautiful as did the words of Nelson Da Luz as he shared his experiences of his L.O.V.E. mission trip. At the Mass, we also blessed those students going on to do volunteer work; this year we even had one young man entering the Seminary.

The College does a beautiful job on the Graduation events – and even provided refreshments to the Students and their families in the Quadrangle where lots (and lots) of pictures were taken.

Throughout the weekend, I heard a theme repeated – many of the speakers spoke about the “friendships” they made at Manhattan College. As I contemplated what that really meant I realized that many of the friends I hold nearest and dearest to me were met through Manhattan College (and we are talking quite a few years since graduation!); and each time I am with a group of Alumns I find myself making new friends. I think this is a message that will help us in our work to foster Alumni re-engagement with the College – we are a Community, and that bond will be there forever.

– On other notes, Tom McCarthy continues to give improving updates on Joe Dillon and I even understand he is now resting at home. (I sent a card to him from all of us.) As Phil says, let’s keep up the volume of our prayers for Joe’s continued recovery.

Best wishes to everyone for a great summer, I hope to see you at one of the summer events – Saratoga for sure and hopefully a few others along the way. Come out and join us!

Thank you for a great year, Meg

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Walsh, Meg (MC1979)

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JFOUND: Gaffney, Br. James [MC1979] USF retiring Lewis University President honorary doctorate



USF honors Br. James Gaffney with honorary doctorate

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The University of St. Francis (USF) will honor retiring Lewis University President James Gaffney during its spring commencement on May 16.

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An alumnus of St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, he holds master’s degrees from St. Mary’s and Manhattan College (N.Y.), plus a doctorate in pastoral theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Ill.).

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Gaffney, Br. James [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Brother received his Masters in 1979.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gaffney, Br. James [MC1979]

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JFACEBOOK: Horgan, Brian [MC1979] reports family passings



Brian Horgan
2 hrs · Pine Bush, NY

Two good men have left us within a week.

On Tuesday the 17th my wife’s brother-in-law Jim Keene passed away. He was a kind, thoughtful man. He served in Vietnam

On Monday the 23rd my father-in-law Bill Dotson was struck and killed while crossing the street by his house. A WWII veteran – he was engaging – a reader, a character. On Monday the 16th he and I had spent our real first time alone – almost three hours talking, exploring and comparing notes. A promise of more conversations and book discussions to come. That time was a gift to me – but I had been looking forward to more.

Rest in Peace.

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Horgan, Brian [MC1979]

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

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JFOUND: Cunningham, Sean M. [MC1979] Executive Director, Capstone Advisory



Cunningham, Sean M. [MC????] 

Executive Director, Capstone Advisory Group, LLC

Mr. Sean M. Cunningham previously served as Executive Director at Capstone Advisory Group, LLC. Mr. Cunningham served as Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting and Policano & Manzo from 1999 to January 2004. Prior to joining Policano & Manzo in 1999, Mr. Cunningham was one of the founders of TransCare Corporation, a national medical transportation company where he served as Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to that he held various senior financial management positions at Curaflex Health Services and Avon Products Inc. He serves as an Executive Director of Capstone Advisory Group, LLC. Mr. Cunningham is a Member at Capstone Corporate Recovery, LLC.

He specializes in financial restructuring advisory services to the workout and financial community for companies, creditors, equity holders and third-party purchasers. Mr. Cunningham has been responsible for representing various parties-in-interest in numerous troubled-company situations, including K-Mart (Financial Institutions Creditors Committee), Vlasic Foods International (Lenders), NationsRent Inc. (Lenders), Carmike Cinemas (Lenders), W.R. Grace (Unsecured Creditors), U.S. Office Products (Lenders) along with a number privately held entities. Industry experience includes retail, manufacturing, chemicals, healthcare, food and beverage, consumer products and automotive related.

Mr. Cunningham holds a B.S. in Accounting from Manhattan College and an M.B.A in Financial Management from Pace University.

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Dear John,

I believe that Sean is a member of the Class of 1979.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cunningham, Sean M. [MC1979]

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JNEWS: Cunningham, Sean [MC1979] to Deloitte Corporate Restructuring Group



Deloitte CRG Hires Two Directors in Corporate Restructuring
February 04, 2015, 07:47 AM
Filed Under: Personnel Announcements

Related: Corporate Restructuring, Deloitte CRG

Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP announced the hiring of two new directors to further bolster its Corporate Restructuring Group in New York. Sean Cunningham, will lead CRG’s creditor rights practice. Bob Frezza will focus on financial restructuring and related advisory services. Cunningham comes from FTI Consulting where he was a senior managing director providing expert restructuring advice and services to senior lenders, unsecured creditors and debtors. Frezza comes from Capstone Advisory Group LLP where he spent 14 years as an executive director.

Cunningham has more than 20 years of experience providing expert restructuring advice and services to senior lenders, unsecured creditors and debtors. For the last two years he was a senior managing director at FTI Consulting having returned after serving in the same role with FTI Consulting from 2001- 2004. Between his times at FTI Consulting, Cunningham was part of the restructuring and advisory transaction services practice at Capstone Advisory, LLC.

Cunningham began his restructuring career at Policano & Manzo LLC. Prior to his restructuring specialization, Cunningham was a founder and served as Chief Financial Officer of TransCare Corporation, a provider of medical transportation services.

Cunningham earned his MBA in financial management at the Lubin Scholl of Business at Pace University and his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Manhattan College.

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Cunningham, Sean [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Sean is a member of the Class of 1979.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cunningham, Sean [MC1979]

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JLINKEDIN: Scully, Mark [MC1979] Senior Program Manager at ARINC



Scully, Mark [MC1979] 
Senior Program Manager at ARINC
Greater New York City Area

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JLINKEDIN: Grazioso, Mike [MC1979] AV/MI Sales Consultant



Grazioso, Mike [MC????]
AV/MI Sales Consultant at Ouzunoff & Associates, Luthier
at Hudson Valley Guitar Works – HVGuitars.com
Greater New York City Area   
Program Development


Sales consultant working at Ouzunoff & Associates representing several major manufacturers in the Audio Visual and Musical industry.

Luthier / owner of Hudson Valley Guitar Works, building repairing and customizing Acoustic and Electric guitars.

Retired – PMI and IBM Certified Executive Project manager responsible for planning and execution of major programs within IBM.

Specialties: Program/Project Management,
Semiconductor Technology Transfer,
Business Process Re-Engineering,
Semiconductor Process Development & Manufacturing

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Dear John,

I believe that Mike is a member of the Class 1979.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Grazioso, Mike [MC1979] 

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