JFOUND: Keller, Dave [MC1978] Principal @ St. Augustine Catholic HS



Mr. Dave Keller: Principal

  • BA in Economics, Manhattan College
  • MBA, University of Arizona
  • Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Education Teaching Certificate, Pima Community College
  • MA in Educational  Administration, University of Notre Dame

St. Augustine Catholic high School is a college-preparatory high school. Our mission is rooted in Catholic values. We endeavor to develop the unique and valuable qualities our students possess.

We are on the site of the former Diocesan seminary at the southeast corner of Camino Seco and 22nd Street. The campus is convenient to all of Tucson and surrounding communities, including Vail, Rita Ranch, Sahuarita, and Davis-Monthan AFB.

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Keller, Dave [MC1978]

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JNEWS: Fusco, Marguerite [MC????] new Warwick Valley HS Principal



“Onward and Upward” – Administrative changes at high school & elementary levels
June 25, 2019
New High School Principal to be appointed
Ms. Marguerite Fusco, new WVHS Principal 2019-20

The Warwick Valley Central School District Board of Education will appoint WVHS Associate Principal Marguerite Fusco as the new Principal at Warwick Valley High School, as Dr. Larry Washington takes on the role of Superintendent at the Washingtonville Central School District.

Ms. Fusco graduated from Manhattan College with a bachelor degree in mathematics and a minor in education. She received a master’s degree in secondary mathematics education from the City College of New York and a second master’s degree in Educational Administration from the College of New Rochelle. In addition, she has School District Administrator and Mathematics Gr. 7-12 certifications.

Ms. Fusco began her career in education as a science and mathematics teacher in the Bronx. After four years, she moved her career to Rockland County, where she taught mathematics for nineteen years and served as the standardized testing coordinator at Ramapo and Suffern High Schools. She served as the school treasurer and comptroller for student activity funds for nine years at Suffern High School.

In July 2015, Ms. Fusco came to Warwick Valley High School to be an Associate Principal. She has coordinated the administration of Regents exams, developed the master schedule, overseen the student activity funds, offered the club fair and electives fair annually to students, and served on district committees that focused on curriculum development and attendance policies.

While at WVHS, Ms. Fusco has taken on many leadership roles and responsibilities, and has been instrumental in strengthening the relationship between administration and faculty.

“My goals are to continue on the successful path the high school is on,” says Ms. Fusco, “and to maintain consistency, while working to improve and grow as a school community.”

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Fusco, Marguerite [MC????]

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MFOUND: A case of mistaken identity



About Manhattan SC

Head Coach: Colin Hodge
Location: Manhattan, NY
Home Field: Manhattan College
Website: https://www.manhattansc.org/

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Where we Play

Our home fields are state-of-the-art turf and grass fields on the newly-renovated complex at Randall’s Island, now one of the most spectacular soccer venues in the country. Randall’s island is easily accessible from NYC burroughs and the surrounding area. The club offers chaperoned buses to practices on Randall’s Island from the east and west sides of Manhattan.

In addition to Randall’s, our teams practice in Central Park, Riverside Park, Chelsea Waterside Park, Pier 40, and Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. In the winter months, we train mostly in Manhattan, at City College facilities and gyms in and around the Upper East and Upper West Side.


[JR: I don’t see any reference to them playing at Alma Mater.  So it’s a mistake.]

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JNEWS: Brutus, Kidani [MC2012] in Spokane Hoops 3×3 World Invitational



Sports >  Area sports Former Saint Mary’s standout Calvin Hermanson returns to Spokane for first Spokane Hoops 3×3 World Invitational
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 9:50 p.m. 
By Ryan Collingwood

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When Hermanson returns to the Lilac City this week, he’ll be playing in his first Hoopfest, but in a different capacity than most of the 6,000-plus teams registered for the world’s biggest 3-on-3 tournament.

He and former Santa Clara guard Henry Caruso are teamed up in the eight-team Spokane Hoops 3×3 World Invitational at Nike Center Court, featuring FIBA rules and a $5,000 grand prize.

FIBA games are 10 minutes long but are continuously moving, featuring a 12-second shot clock with no breaks between buckets.

The tournament, which includes a championship berth to the Edmonton 3×3 Challenger in September, begins Friday at noon.

“With (FIBA 3×3) being in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo next year, and us being one of the bigger 3-on-3 tournaments in the world, we thought it would be a great opportunity to showcase it at Hoopfest,” Hoopfest projects and events manager Connor Walsh said.

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NY Harlem: The 10th-ranked 3×3 team in the world doesn’t feature a player from a major college basketball program, but that hasn’t seemed to matter.

Dominique Jones, a former member of the Harlem Globetrotters, Kidani Brutus (D-I Manhattan College), Marcel Esonwune (D-III York College) and Antoinne Morgano are aiming for cash and an even higher ranking.

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Brutus, Kidani [MC2012]

[JR: Sounds like something worth watching.]

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JFOUND: @_susanmegan [MC2012] Tips for a Busy Post-Graduate



Work in a Workout: Tips for a Busy Post-Graduate

After I graduated from Manhattan College in 2012, I found that the best way to handle all the changes that come after graduation, was to focus on my health and fitness. As I cheerleader, I have always been active, but now that I was no longer part of a team and back home and not working out, it challenged me to find a way incorporate fitness back into my life.

I signed up at the local YMCA and began going to the gym a few days a week. It was productive, but the routine was predictable and I was not used to working out by myself. For years, I worked out with teammates and small groups and found this worked best for me. Around the time, I found myself in this rut, I ran into one of my friends from high school who was on the same cheerleading team as me. Although we lost touch in college, our interest in fitness was an easy way to pick back up our friendship. She shared her same struggle of not being motivated at the gym and we decided to look for group classes that could keep us motivated.

Zumba classes have always been a favorite of ours! It is an hour that we are just able to dance and have fun without even thinking that we were working out. My friend recently became a certified Zumba instructor, so it was a great opportunity for me to support her as well. I recommend Zumba to anyone looking to change up their routine while having a lot of fun.

I started doing yoga about two years ago after an injury, and it is one of the best decisions I could have made for myself. I go to yoga twice a week at a yoga studio and the YMCA and take Vinyasa classes. This is a beginner level class but you will see progress as you continue to go to class. Not only is this my time to unwind from the day, it has increased my flexibility and taught me techniques to calm down after a long day. Everyone can benefit from yoga, especially anyone with any back injuries.

If you are really looking for a challenge, I recommend KettleBell Kickboxing! You can search for a Certified Trainer in your area through a quick Google search. I found a gym in my hometown called Trinity Training. The staff is great and I felt very comfortable trying this class! This high intensity class is usually an hour and includes 1 minute intervals of various workouts incorporating kettle bells. You will feel the workout immediately after the class. I was sore as soon as I got home, but it was definitely worth it!

Even with all these workouts, nutrition is key in keeping up with this healthy lifestyle! Tone It Up has great nutrition plans and workouts that are easy to follow. They also have a Tone It Up Community,where you can meet girls in your area who have an interest in health and fitness.

I’m so glad that I have incorporated these classes into my regular workout because it has motivated me to keep up with this healthy lifestyle. It is also a great way to make new friends who share the same interests, which is sometimes hard to do after college. These classes are easy to find, and have great discount rates for students. Some gyms even offer free classes for first time customers.

Tweet me @_susanmegan if you try any of these classes or find any new ones you would like to share or leave a comment below!

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JFOUND: Kaelber, Henry V. [MC1981] tax and accounting practice



Henry V. Kaelber, CPA, CFP®
Accounting, Tax Preparation and Business Consulting Services

After graduating from Manhattan College in January of 1981, Henry began his career as a tax associate at a CPA firm on Madison Avenue in New York City. Henry worked closely with the managing partner at that firm, someone from his home town, and focused on state tax compliance by finishing up completed federal returns handed over to him. He knew then that, of all the types of accounting careers there were, taxation held a special interest. Yet, he also noticed that many of the firm’s clients worked on Wall Street and were compensated well.

After a year, Henry then left to work for a Wall Street proxy solicitation firm as their Assistant Controller. He also began to moonlight as a tax preparer to his friends, family and former college acquaintances. After a few years, Henry moved on to work at a handful of brokerage companies learning sales, operations and brokerage accounting. Then, in the summer of 1987, Henry got an opportunity to work as a bond trading accountant with a major New York investment bank. After several internal promotions, Henry rose to be an investment banker overseeing more than a dozen investment funds in the firm’s asset management division. During all this time, Henry maintained his modest tax practice. While at the investment bank, his colleagues would always ask, “why do you keep doing tax work?” And Henry would always reply, “because, this is what I plan to do after Wall Street and into retirement!”

In 1996, Henry relocated his family to Central Virginia and two years later he was offered an opportunity to become the CFO and a Director of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company – the entity responsible for managing the University of Virginia’s endowment. In 2003, Henry left UVIMCO, began to focus on expanding the tax and accounting practice he started in the early 1980’s.

Henry is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Virginia and his firm is licensed as well. He earned the Certified Financial Planner® and the Chartered Global Management Accountant designations and has passed Level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst examination.

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Kaelber, Henry V. [MC1981]

JOBIT: McLean, Edward L. “Ted” [MC???? RIP] 2019-Jun-21



Edward McLean
1925 – 2019 Obituary 

Pearl River – Edward L. McLean (Ted) of Pearl River, NY, passed away, June 21, 2019, at home. He was 94 years old.

Ted McLean worked as an Administrator of Community Education for the NYC Department of Education in Bronx, NY. He was with the department for 37 years before retiring in 1987.

Ted was born June 1, 1925 in Bronx, NY to Hugh McLean and Rose Smyth.

He was educated in NYC and graduated from Power Memorial H.S. in 1943. He earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Health and Physical Education from Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, in 1950.

He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 attaining the rank of Radioman 3rd Class. He served in the Pacific and spent 6 months in Japan.

On June 5, 1949, he married Gladys Moccia at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Bronx, NY. Ted and Gladys (deceased 2005) lived in Pearl River for the past 60 years.

Ted was a referee for both basketball and football for the PSAL in Westchester, Rockland, and NYC. He also performed these duties for the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA).

Ted will be remembered for being inducted in the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA for his lifelong work and dedication with the National Wheelchair Association.

He is survived by his 4 daughters, Deborah and her husband John Adams of Nanuet, Ellen McLean of Nanuet, Kerry and her husband William Castellano of Nanuet and Tricia and her husband Frank Calise of Pearl River. He is also survived by his 7 grandchildren Jennifer and her husband Denis Brazil, Daniel Adams, Laura and her husband Brian DeSimone, Matthew and his wife Courtney Castellano, Kevin Castellano, Christine Calise and her fiancé Rob Braxa and Anthony Calise and his fiancée Ashley Sansevere, and 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Gladys, his parents and 6 siblings.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM Tuesday at St. Aedan R. C. Church, Pearl River, NY. Burial will be at St. Anthony Cemetery, Nanuet, NY. Visiting is Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc. 100 Franklin Ave. Pearl River, NY.
Published in the The Journal News on June 24, 2019


McLean, Edward L. “Ted” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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

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