Daily Archives: January 6, 2019

JFOUND: Farley, Nancy [MC2010] to wed July 13, 2019



Nancy & Tim
July 13, 2019 • Bronx, NY
188 days to go!

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Dear John,

I believe that Nancy is a member of the Class of 2010. I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Tim.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Farley, Nancy [MC2010]

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JLINKEDIN: McDermott, Susan [MC2018] Sales Rep at Sungrade Solar



McDermott, Susan [MC2018]
Sales Representative at Sungrade Solar
Orange County, California Area

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JFACEBOOK: Artiles, Tania [MC2003] Married 2002



Artiles, Tania [MC2003]

2019 01Jan 06 Artiles Tania  MC2003

Studied School Guidance Counseling at Manhattan College
Studied Fianance at Manhattan College
Lives in New Rochelle, New York
From Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Married 2002

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JNEWS: Trabold, Michael [MC????] VP @ HNTB Corp



Real Estate Weekly
Deals & Dealmakers
WHO’S NEWS: GPG gets new director, Fannie Mae names successor to board
by REW January 4, 2019

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Michael Trabold joined HNTB Corporation as a senior project manager and vice president in the New York transit/rail practice, based in the firm’s Empire State Building office.
He has more than 28 years of experience in transit design, construction management and tunneling, including design-build projects, with transportation agencies in the New York City area and Washington, D.C.

Trabold’s background includes work on many key infrastructure
projects, including New York City Transit’s enhanced station initiative.
and serving as project manager for the Second Avenue subway line

He also has served as lead structural engineer on multiple design
packages for the Gateway Tunnel project, project engineer for the Dey
Street Tunnel project, which is a design-build contract that became part

NYCT’s Fulton Street Station complex, and project engineer for a
Metro North Railroad facility at Grand Central Station as well as NYCT
entrances at the Times Square station.

Trabold graduated from Manhattan College with a master’s degree in
structural and geotechnical engineering and a bachelor’s in civil

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Trabold, Michael [MC????]

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COMMENT: Birdsong, Tiffany [MC2006] says “TY”


Tiffany Foy Birdsong commented on JFOUND: Birdsong, Tiffany [MC2006] psychology prof @ William & Mary

http://www.progress-index.com/news/20190102/passion-and-personality-define-rbc-professor Passion and personality …

Thank you so much for sharing this article. I am a very proud member of the
Manhattan College class of 2006! Sincerely, Tiffany Foy Birdsong

[JR: Pleased to report it.]

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JFOUND: Fontas, George [MC2002] Founder of Fontas Advisors



George Fontas
CEO and Founder

As Founder of Fontas Advisors, George has earned a reputation as an innovative leader and trusted strategist, advising clients across the corporate, real estate, technology, and nonprofit sectors as they navigate the complexity of New York City and State. Highly skilled in both the politics and policies needed to drive ambitious outcomes, he is among the region’s most respected government affairs advisors, having been named multiple times by City & State newspaper as one of New York’s most influential civic leaders.

George founded Fontas Advisors with a vision to build a firm that offers superior government affairs services and maintains a boutique culture, enabling a highly attentive approach and customized solutions for every engagement. With the ability to work seamlessly across jurisdictions in New York and New Jersey and diverse capabilities curated for today’s rapidly evolving public affairs environment, Fontas Advisors builds trusted, long-term partnerships with its clients.

With over 15 years in government affairs, George brings his diverse experience, political relationships, and legislative savvy to bear for every client. He has delivered success for more than 40 complex land use projects, including transformational developments and major rezonings throughout New York City. He has raised over $70 million in public sector funding for nonprofit organizations, while helping them establish strong relationships with elected officials. George has negotiated ambitious public policy initiatives and has represented tech disruptors, navigating regulatory hurdles to lay the groundwork for growth.

Prior to founding Fontas Advisors, George was Executive Vice President at Capalino & Company where, for eleven years, he led successful advocacy programs focused on political and legislative affairs, land use, and economic development. He began his career in New York City government, serving as Legislative and Communications Director to the former Chairman of the New York City Council Finance Committee. A veteran of more than a dozen political campaigns at the municipal, state, and federal level, George has been tremendously successful guiding political candidates to victory on Election Day.

George holds a B.A. in Government from Manhattan College and an M.A. in Government from St. John’s University. He is a graduate of CORO Leadership New York and is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker on the intersection of business and government. A native New Yorker, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.

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Fontas, George [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that George is a member of  the Class of 2002.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fontas, George [MC2002]

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POSITRACTION: Some didn’t know about his acts until long after his death



Hollywood’s own Schindler: How the founder of Universal Pictures put everything on the line to save 300 German Jews from the Holocaust

  • Carl Laemmle founded Hollywood studios Universal Pictures in 20th century
  • He saved more than 300 German Jews from Nazi persecution in the late 1930s
  • By sponsoring them – agreeing to cover them financially – Jews could get US visa
  • He began by helping Jews from his home town of Laupheim in Germany
  • Soon Laemmle was helping Jews from Stuttgart, Bavaria, Berlin and Frankfurt


PUBLISHED: 05:51 EST, 2 January 2019 | UPDATED: 09:17 EST, 2 January 2019

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Hollywood blockbuster Schindler’s List – about the German businessman who saved 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust – is often listed as one of the greatest films of all time and it won pretty much every accolade available upon its release 25 years ago.

The film was distributed by Universal Pictures, one of Hollywood’s ‘Big Six’ studios and one of the world’s most influential entertainment companies.

However, few people are aware that the founder of Universal, a man named Carl Laemmle, had a ‘Schindler’s List’ of his own, and saved more than 300 German Jews from Nazi persecution in the late 1930s.

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Some of the noblest acts of charity are those done in secret.

I read the article and was particularly struck by his telegram to FDR asking for asylum for 800.  

A contrast between an evil FDR and the heroic movie mogul.

So sad, more could not have been done.

Reflecting on today’s “immigration” problem, it’s the welfare state’s inability to adapt.  Where are today’s “affidavit of support” requirements?

It’s human tragedy.

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