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MNEWS: Alma Mater’s mechanical engineers win


FROM THE Manhattan College Alumni PUBLIC GROUP

2017 04Apr 29 Univ Challenge

Sheryl Chung shared Manhattan College’s photo. 14 hrs

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Congratulations to our amazing team of senior mechanical engineers who won the grand prize of $10,000 at last night’s 7×24 Exchange Metro Chapter University Challenge, hosted at the Credit Suisse building in midtown! Nicole Oliveri, Maggie Brownson, Matthew O’Meara and Patrick O’Sullivan, led by advisor and professor Dr. Naraghi, utilized an evaporative cooling system in conjunction with a geothermal dehumidifier to help reduce energy consumption in data centers.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Stephen


Good Morning All,

It is with a heavy heart that I ask for your prayers For Delaware State Trooper, Cpl. 1, Stephen Ballard. Cpl Ballard was shot and killed in broad daylight this past Wednesday at a WAWA food Mart in Bear, Delaware when,while on duty, he approached two men in the WAWA parking lot. Cpl. Ballard approached them in the vehicle they were in because of suspicious behavior. 

I did not know Trooper Ballard but my Neighbor and Fellow State Trooper knew Cpl. Ballard and his Family well. He speaks with great respect, admiration and feeling for his friend, married, a Father with one child, a truly good man who was known by his beautiful smile, his respect toward everyone, his love of his job and pride in serving. The entire Police Force share the pain with Trooper Ballard’s Family, their loss and the senseless murder of their loved one.

Please raise the volume for Cpl. Ballard, his Family and friends during this horrible time. The world is a darker place becauseof this man’s death. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JFOUND: Martin, Carmel [MC1989] EVP at Center for American Progress


Carmel Mary Martin
Bethesda, MD 

Manhattan College
Carmel Mary Martin has a B.A. in Economics and International Studies

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[JR: While trimming out the trash, I found a LinkedIn link.]

Martin, Carmel [MC1989]
Executive Vice President at Center for American Progress
Washington, District Of Columbia  

As the Executive Vice President for Policy at American Progress, Carmel manages policy across issue areas and is a key member of CAP’s executive team. Before joining American Progress, Martin was the assistant secretary for budget and policy at the Department of Education. In this position, she led the Department’s policy and budget development activities and served as a senior advisor to Secretary of Education.

Carmel worked in the United States Senate for ten years, serving as general counsel and deputy staff director for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) as chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. She also previously worked in the Senate as chief counsel and senior policy adviser to former Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and special counsel to former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD). Through her years in Congress, she worked on legislation related to education, budget, the economy, health care, and other issues of national importance.

Early in Martin’s career, she worked as a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the Educational Opportunities Section at the Department of Justice, as well as in the private sector as a member of Hogan & Hartson’s (now Hogan Lovell’s) education practice. There she counseled and represented school districts and institutions of higher education across the country. After graduate school, Martin was a law clerk to the Hon. Thomas M. Reavley, judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Martin has appeared on PBS, NBC, CNN, and Fox. She has been cited in publications including The New York Times and The Washington Post. She was also named one of the five women who shape education policy by the National Journal in 2014 and has testified as an expert witness in front of legislative committees. 

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JOBIT: Fee, Charles T. [MC???? RIP] on 2017-04Apr-23


Charles T. Fee
June 17, 1923 – April 23, 2017
Southbury, Connecticut

Charles was born on June 17, 1923 and passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Charles was a resident of Southbury, Connecticut.

He graduated from Manhattan Prep attended Manhattan College.

He served with honor in the U.S. Coast Guard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church 910 Main Street South Southbury CT and will be scheduled at a date in the future.


Fee, Charles T. [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

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

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JLINKEDIN: Langowski, Tom [MC2008] Bus Dev Mgr at Robotunits


Langowski, Tom [MC2008]
Business Development Manager at Robotunits GmbH
Robotunits GmbH 
Cranbury, New Jersey

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JOBIT: O’Neill, James D. [MC???? RIP] on 2017-04Apr-26 by Husson, Tim (MC1976)


Husson, Tim (MC1976)

Found: Obituary of James D. O’Neill
What?: Jim O’Neill passed away on Apr. 23

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Obituary of James O’Neill

James O’Neill passed away at home on Sunday, April 23, 2017. He shared 68 years of love and laughter with his family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 28th at 10 am at Assumption Church, 91 Maple Ave., Morristown. Interment of Ashes to follow at St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Rockaway, NJ. Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27th from 4-8 pm at the Norman Dean Home For Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville. Donations in his name may be made to the good work of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by way of

Jim was born in Brooklyn to the late Joseph and Teresa O’Neill. After his schooling, he moved to New Jersey with his wife Dorothy where they raised three sons. He began a long successful career at Ingersoll Rand, retiring in 2003. James was a swim official for many years and served as the NJ Official Chair and Treasurer and Chairman of NJ Swimming. He started his swim career early and his high school water polo team was the first and only team to head to the Olympic Trials. When he had children of his own, he quickly got them into the water. Outside of swimming, Jim was a social guy. He had many stories and loved to tell them to anyone who would listen. He seemed to know someone wherever he went, often shocking his family in other states across the country. Jim truly was the friendliest person you could ever meet. His heart of gold and dear soul will be missed beyond words.

Predeceased by his first wife Dorothy and his son Ian O’Neill, he leaves happy memories to his wife Kathleen (nee Evans); his sons Brian O’Neill and Andrew and Marisa O’Neill; adored grandson Mack O’Neill; siblings Kathleen Brown (Robert) and Thomas O’Neill (Kathy) step children and grandchildren Kathleen Vita, Joseph Vita (Melissa), Nicole Vita (Carl Hasberg), Robert Vita (Wanetta), Elizabeth Vita and Michael Vita (Tracy), Paige, Tulsa, Cali, Case, Aspen, Benjamin. Daniel, Lucas, Taylor and Tess; and many more dear relatives, friends, acquaintances and colleagues.


O’Neill, James D. [MC???? RIP]


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JOBIT: Cozzi, Robert ‘Bob’ [MC1953 RIP] on 2017-04Apr-24


Robert (Bob) Cozzi
1931 – 2017

Robert (Bob) Cozzi passed away Monday evening with his family and loved ones beside him. He was 85 years old.

Bob was born to Italian immigrants, John and Emma Cozzi in Peekskill, NY on November 21, 1931. They moved to Nyack, NY where he grew up and attended Saint Ann’s school, and Nyack High School. Bob then went to Manhattan College where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business. He then joined the army and was stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco, a city he loved. Upon return home, Bob received his Law Degree from Fordham University and worked at Babcock and Wilcox in New York City. While commuting to New York City on the train and at mass in New York City, Bob met Ann Flynn, the love of his life. They Married in September, 1967 and moved to New City in 1976 where they enjoyed many years at New City Park together.

He is survived by his daughter Terri (Cozzi) McCullagh and son in law Ray McCullagh. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Brendan, Kerry, Jack, Annie and Tommy McCullagh, and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was generous beyond compare. He lived a humble, simple life and there is nothing he wouldn’t do for anyone. He loved his faith, family and friends. He was so grateful for his education and the opportunities it afforded him. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, 4/26/17 from 2-4 and 7-9pm; at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home, New City, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St Augustine Church, New City, NY at 11:15am on Thursday, 4/27/17. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, Congers, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Ruby’s Rainbow ( Saint Augustine’s Church, New City, NY or the KIPP schools of New Jersey (

Michael J Higgins Funeral Home 321 South Main St. New City, NY, 10956 845-634-6110

Published in the The Journal News on Apr. 26, 2017


Cozzi, Robert ‘Bob’ [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

             I believe that Bob is a member of that great Class of 1953.

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cozzi, Robert ‘Bob’ [MC1953 RIP] 

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O’Connor, Bob (MC1953) commented on JOBIT: Cozzi, Robert ‘Bob’ [MC???? RIP] on 2017-04Apr-24

Bob Cozzi was in class of 1953 — one of my classmates. A good man!!!

[JR: I am sorry for your and Mike’s loss. Requiescat In Pacem ]  

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

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