Category Archives: JFOUND

JFOUND: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) calling all “associates”


Attn: Mr. Edward Lampert
Chairman and CEO
Sears Home ServicesSears Holding Corporation 
3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

Dear Mr. Lampert:

We have been attempting, since 31st August 2016, to get our Kenmore washing machine fixed.

On 31st August we were visited by technician 0003101 and were told that the repair would cost $770.00.
While we briefly considered purchasing a replacement washer, this became impractical when we were informed that our (still functioning) dryer would not be able to stack correctly upon a newer model dryer. At this point we decided upon repairing the machine.

When I called to make a subsequent appointment— presumably for the repair– I made it abundantly clear what the problem was.Still, when we were visited a second time, on 3rd September 2016, all technician 0819755 did was charge us $344.97.

Yesterday, when I called, I was told that the next available appointment was for 15th September.

So far, we have paid Sears $436.23 and I have an ever-growing pile of laundry that wants washing.

I have to wonder, if we had ordered a new washer and dryer, how eager Sears would be to arrange for their installation.

Please be advised that the delay in executing this repair will have an immediate effect on whether or not we ever purchase another Sears product, or, indeed, patronize any of your stores.

In the coming years we may likely decide to replace our range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and air conditioners. Do you think it likely, given the way this matter has been handled, that we will choose to purchase these units from Sears? I don’t think so.

In addition, you may rest assured that we will share this negative experience with our friends, associates, and relatives. They purchase appliances too.

I noted, in your listing in Hoover’s, that you have 40,000 employees. Is it possible that one of them might be available, today, to fix our washer?

Yours sincerely,
MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick 

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McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

[JR: Argh!]  

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JFOUND: Szeliga, Donna A. [MC1993] posts her resume


Donna A Szeliga Resume updated 2016 · 11h

EDUCATION Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y., B.S. Management, Minors: Marketing, Religious Studies. Knowledge and Operational Experience: Microsoft Office & Outlook J.D. Edwards ERP – OneWorld (AS400) …

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Szeliga, Donna A. [MC????]

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Dear John,
            I believe that Donna is a member of the Class of 1993.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Szeliga, Donna A. [MC1993]

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JFOUND: Burns, Donald [MC1986] in the IDG Contributor Network


Donald Burns is an executive career coach and a resume writer. Since 2008, he has “repackaged” 1,500 executives — including some high-profile business leaders you’ve probably seen on TV or in the business media. He provides these services and more through his firm, ExecutivePromotionsLLC.

His work as a resume writer is featured in books about writing resumes and has garnered 13 TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) awards.

Burns’ approach to career coaching is to encourage shy IT professionals to step into the spotlight, build their confidence and take honest credit for accomplishments. “CIOs often act timidly,” he explains. “The engineering culture discourages bragging, so I do my best to convince my clients that telling the truth is not bragging.”

After high school, Burns served in the U.S. Army for three years and then earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from NYU Polytechnic and, later, an MBA from Manhattan College. From 1980 to 1989, he worked at Motorola, where he advanced through the company’s engineering and sales management ranks.

In 1991, Burns switched his career to commercial writing and studied journalism at Columbia University. After graduating, he got a job at Samsung, where he wrote advertising copy from 1994 to 2000 while based at the company’s Seoul, South Korea, headquarters.

In 2008, he added executive resumes to his commercial-writing portfolio. He credits his success with resumes to his background writing B2B advertisements.

“I’ve enjoyed each of my five careers with no regrets,” he says. “But I do regret having wasted so much time while making each transition.” His goal is to help his clients avoid those difficult career transitions: “My clients need not do that,” he says. “They tell me where they want to go, and I show them the surest shortcuts to get there!”

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Donald Burns and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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Burns, Donald [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Donald received his Masters in 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Burns, Donald [MC1986]

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JFOUND: Brown, Lindsay [MC2007] versus the K-Cup


Home Soul
Cameron’s Coffee Compostable Pods: Delicious, Ethical Java and No K-Cup WastePosted
by Lindsay E. Brown × August 26, 2016 at 1:20 pm 

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[JR: Don’t like the K-Cup machines. No way to clean the water reservoir. Yuck. Instant for me.]  

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JFOUND: Donlin, Gerard [MC1971] CIO of NCB


Gerald Donlin

Gerard Donlin has in-depth experience managing the technology, operations and administrative functions of Financial Institutions and Asset Management  organizations in both the U.S. and abroad. He has worked for over 35 years in the design, development, installation and management of solutions that build sustainable competitive advantage, and has a track record for providing strategic direction and introducing leading edge technology.

Gerard was appointed CIO of NCB March 1, 2011, and will direct, create, and utilize enterprise information technology (IT) systems to support NCB business operations, while also improving effectiveness and service quality.

Prior to this position, Mr. Donlin served as an independent consultant since 2006 at GJD Global Consulting, LLC. advising senior management of financial service organizations, both domestically and internationally on strategy development, technology and operational management.

Gerard is a former Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of ABN AMRO Asset Management in Amsterdam and Chicago, where he was responsible for all operating and administrative functions including technology, finance, operations, performance measurement, risk management, compliance, product management and HR.

Gerard’s IT senior management experience goes back to the 1990s, when he was the Global Account Director of Teknekron Software Systems, a privately held software development firm in California specializing in the application of digital technology to trading floor and market data applications. He then moved to Cedel International, an international clearer of cross border bonds and equities based in Luxembourg, as the Executive Director for IT, responsible for operations support and the development of new technology infrastructure and applications.

Gerard held multiple technology management positions after beginning his IT career as a systems engineer at IBM from 1976 through 1982. Mr. Donlin holds a Masters of Business Administration in Information Systems  from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY and a Bachelor of Arts from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY 

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Donlin, Gerard [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Gerard is a member of the Class of 1971.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Donlin, Gerard [MC1971]

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JFOUND: Parriott, Don (MC1983) points to Stack, Phillip [MC2016]



Don Parriott · Phillip Stack is my nephew. Check out this article.

Having trouble remembering the laws of thermodynamics? Use the Force.No, really.
Phillip Stack ’16M, a graduate chemical engineering student at Manhattan College, discovered that Star Wars can be a whole lot more than a classic Sci-Fi Hollywood franchise. It can be used to teach the complex laws of thermodynamics.

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Parriott, Don (MC1983)

Stack, Phillip [MC2016]

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JFOUND: Capparelli, William [MC1984] PoY 2015


William Capparelli Recognized as a Professional of the Year
by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication

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White Plains, NY, February 12, 2016 –(– William Capparelli of White Plains, New York has been recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2015 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of construction.

About William Capparelli

Mr. Capparelli has over 31 years experience in the construction field. He is the Project Manager for P. Capparelli Contractors who are excavating contractors and landscape constructors providing masonry, paving, concrete work and excavation work such as chimneys, patios and outdoor kitchens including landscaping services in New York. He specializes in estimating and supervising landscaping and construction jobs. Mr. Capparelli is affiliated with the B.B.B.

Born on November 10, 1960 in Italy, William Capparelli obtained a B.A. from Manhattan College in 1984. In his spare time he enjoys bicycle riding and sports.

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Capparelli, William [MC1984]

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