JLINKEDIN: Ventura, Lissete [MC2016] ELT at at Nongphai School Thailand



Ventura, Lissete [MC2016]
English Teacher at Nongphai School
Phetchabun, Thailand 

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JEMAIL: Bryk, BWilliam (MC1977) reconnects


Dear Fellow Jasper:

Please know that I am grateful for all that you do.  You enabled me to regain contact with a friend with whom I had not spoken in forty years. I learned we are still friends.

May God bless you for it.

William Bryk ’77B

[JR: Thanks for the kind words. It’s so easy to lose old friends despite today’s technology. While I’m concerned about the slow demise of the mailing list — partially caused by my inability to connect with the “newly minted” Jaspers due to Alma Mater’s policies — they don’t like competition for eyeballs — I just wonder what happens eventually. Glad it worked for you.]  

Bryk, BWilliam (MC1977)

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WIKIPEDIA: Brown, Jeanette [MC????] founded JJenvironment




About Us

JJenvironmental is located about 45 minutes outside of New York City in the town of Darien, CT and serves clients throught the New England area as well as across the United States. JJenvironmental is committed to ensuring very high quality and consistent products in both design and construction: by evaluating the most economical and practical solutions to meet today’s demand and tomorrow’s expectations, while in full compliance with all water quality standards and regulation

JJenvironment was founded by Jeanette Brown, PE, BCEE. Jeanette Brown has over 30 years of professinoal experience as an environmental engineer and a wide range of environmental engineering expertise in biological nitrogen removal and biosolids management. Jeanette is currently the President of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), Adjunct Faculty in Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY), the former Executive Director of the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority (Stamford, CT). She is also an active memeber the of New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA), the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and their Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI), and the International Water Association, serving in a number of positions including President of AAEE and President of EWRI.

Jeanette is a licensed Professional Engineer in Connecticut; Board Certified Environmental Engineer (AAEE); Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Recourses Engineers (AAWRE), Class 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator; and Class 4 Collection System Operator. Jeanette received a B.S. from the University of Maryland in college Park and an M.S. in Environmetal Engineering from Manhattan College.

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Brown, Jeanette [MC????]

[JR: I’m always conflicted about Wikipedia. Should I spend my efforts on it or the dream of a good alumni directory site, which is probably beyond my capabilities. And who would maintain and enhance it after I pass over the rainbow bridge. That alumni directory was the origin of FACEBOOK. I don’t have the time or resources to do it. And, Alma Mater is focused on “development”. “First, you help; then you’re helped”. Argh!]  

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Dear John,

             I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Jennette.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. That’s odd. I’ll see if I can contact her.]

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JOBIT: Tarantino, Francis Anthony [MC1975 RIP] on 2017-Nov-18



In Memory of
Francis Tarantino
November 10, 1953 – November 18, 2017

Dr. Francis Anthony Tarantino, 64, of Bolivia, North Carolina, formerly of Hopewell Junction, New York passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Born November 10, 1953 in the Bronx, New York to Doris and Anthony Tarantino, he attended Manhattan College and later graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr Tarantino established his private practice in Hopewell Junction where he practiced optometry for over 30 years. He most recently served the veterans at the VA Optometry Clinic in Wilmington, upon retiring to the North Carolina beaches with his wife.

Survivors include his wife Diane Tarantino of Bolivia, NC; children, Christine DeVico (husband, James) of Hopewell Junction, NY and David Tarantino (wife, Lauren) of Ridgefield, CT; stepchildren, Alexa Stanziani of Houston, TX and Steven Stanziani of Hopewell Junction, NY; brother, Joseph of New Rochelle, NY; sister Camille of Yonkers, NY; and eight grandchildren, Sophia, Annabelle, Julia, Rocco, Matthew, Nicholas, Olivia, and Dominic.

The family will receive friends from 4:00pm to 8:00pm Monday, November 20, 2017 at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport, North Carolina.

A visitation will be held on Friday November 24 at McHoul Funeral Home in Hopewell Junction, followed by a funeral mass on Saturday November 25 at Blessed Kateri in Lagrangeville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930 Wellness Drive #B, Greenville, North Carolina 27834 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, North Carolina 28422.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.
Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport.


Tarantino, Francis Anthony [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

               I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1975.

                     May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tarantino, Francis Anthony [MC1975 RIP]

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JHQ: Alma Mater has Christmas carols on 12/10




On Sunday, Dec. 10, Manhattan College’s singers and orchestra will perform popular Christmas carols and Advent hymns.

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JLINKEDIN: Williamson, Amber [MC2016] ELT at Nong Phai School Thailand



Williamson, Amber [MC2016]
English Language Teacher at Nong Phai School
Phetchabun, Thailand

Final thesis’ for my Bachelors of Arts titled ‘Tackling The Problems of Women’s and Girl’s Empowerment from Grassroots to Global Government Level: A look at Argentina and The Democratic Republic of the Congo’ along with my thesis ‘The Biblical Oppression of Black Women; A Hermeneutical Examination’. 

I am a civil rights enthusiast and feminist. My point of focus is the perpetual global violence against women.

Currently I am a high school english language teacher in central Thailand soon to return to academia to work towards writing my dissertation.

Manhattan College Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Graduated Cum Laude. 
  • Minored in religious studies. 
  • Specialized in feminist and race theory as well as it’s intersectionality within religion and society today.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) having a heart catherization Tuesday


Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)


“I am having a heart catherization Tuesday in Miami.”

from his blog.

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[JR: Prayers and good thoughts in his direction.]  

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for:

From John Reinke, we are told that Louis S. Petrone ” Key West Lou ’57 ” will be undergoing a Heart Catherization on Tuesday in Miami. Lou has been in our prayers in the past and needs our prayers now. We pray for Lou that the procedure is successful free of complication so that Lou may be back on his feel soonest. Thank you John. Thank you all. God Bless.

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