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JFOUND: Dunphy, Don [MC1930 RIP] Autobiography, Published in 1988


Autobiography, Published in 1988 by Henry Hold and Company, New York. 276 pages.
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Don Dunphy is a legendary sports announcer who worked in both radio and television from 1940 into the 1980’s. He was born in July of 1908 and passed away in July of 1998, so this book was written in his retirement as he approached 80 years old. While Dunphy did work as a correspondent for newspapers while attending Manhattan College in the late 1920’s, he never claimed to be a writer or an author, and this is the only book that Dunphy wrote. Because of his status in the field of broadcasting, Dunphy is in the The
National Radio Hall of Fame and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame.
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Dear John,
            I believe that Don is a member of the Class of 1930.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dunphy, Don [MC1930 RIP]

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JFOUND: Chidwick, John P. [MC1883 RIP] remembered


Hero of the Maine: Father John Chidwick
Donald R. McClarey • October 3, AD2016 

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Night, February 15, 1898, the American battleship USS Maine lay at anchor in the harbor of Havana.  Although tensions were running high between the US government and Spain, the colonial power occupying Cuba, the night was calm.  Suddenly, at 9:40 PM,  a huge explosion devastated the forward section of the Maine, an external explosion setting off the powder in the magazines of the Maine.  Into this vision of hell on Earth strode the Catholic Chaplain of the Maine, John P. Chidwick.

John Chidwick, third Catholic Chaplain in Us Naval History

Born in New York City on October 23, 1863,  John Chidwick graduated from Manhattan College with a BA (1883) and an MA (1885).  Ordained at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York in 1887,  he spent several years serving as a parish priest before being commissioned in 1895 as the third Catholic Chaplain in the history of the United States Navy.  He was eventually assigned to the Maine.  He rapidly became popular with the members of the crew, no matter their religion.  Friendly and outgoing, he did whatever he could to help the crew and was always available to listen to their problems.

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Chidwick, John P. [MC1883 RIP]

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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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