Category Archives: JFOUND

JFOUND: Payne, Melissa [MC2005] guidance counselor in NYC


On 9/15/2019 2:08 PM, Jasper Fjohn68 wrote:

Melissa Payne is a public school graduate and a parent, and has been a guidance counselor in the system for 14 years. Born and raised in the Bronx, Melissa is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Brockport and Manhattan College.

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Dear John,

         I believe that Melissa received her Masters in 2005.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Payne, Melissa [MC2005]

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JFOUND: Bisceglia, Kevin J. [MC2001] Assoc Prof Chem @ Hofstra


Bisceglia, Kevin J. [MC2001]
Associate Professor of Chemistry


PHD, 2010, Johns Hopkins Univ; ME, 2003, Manhattan Coll; BS, 2001, Manhattan Coll

Kevin Bisceglia is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Hofstra University. Prior to joining Hofstra, he founded the Chemistry Department at Bard High School Early College Queens, a satellite campus of Bard College that grants A.A. degrees to New York City public school students, and worked in the Chemical Sciences Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He holds a B.S. and M.E. in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College, an Advanced Certificate in Adolescent Education from Bard College, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University.
Teaching Interests

General Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis, Active learning in STEM Education (e.g., POGIL, case studies and PBL, flipped classrooms)
Research Interests

environmental and analytical chemistry, water quality, chemical fate and transport in the built environment

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JFOUND: Sutton, Julia [MC1990] CEO of Exhale Spa


Julia Sutton, CEO, Exhale Spa

In addition to being CEO of Exhale Spa, Julia Sutton is co-founder of the company, which is a leading lifestyle brand in the spa and well-being industry that operates 21 properties in 10 markets. As a member of the founding team, Sutton developed and scaled the company’s operating infrastructure that today successfully delivers dozens of award-winning well-being, spa and retail programs, and supports an employee base of 2,000. Sutton is a recognized spa industry leader with a successful track record for developing and launching spa, fitness and retail in a number of markets. Prior to joining the Exhale team, she served as national spa operations director for Wellbridge, where she directed 10 spas across the country from Honolulu to New York. Sutton has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business from Manhattan College. She also completed the OPM program at Harvard Business School. She belongs to several groups (COO network, American College of Sports Medicine, HBSCNY) and enjoys coaching basketball, playing tennis, hiking and surfing.

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Sutton, Julia [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Julia is a member of the Class of 1990.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sutton, Julia [MC1990]

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JFOUND: Maffia, Gennaro Jerry [MC1972] Sustainable Energy Systems meeting


The Basics of Sustainable Energy Systems
September 09, 2019
Pharma Development and Business

CfPA-The Center for Professional Advancement, Online Live
November 20, 2019 at 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)

Gennaro (Jerry) Maffia; Consultant in chemical and bio-based processes

After twenty years as a process engineer and manager in the petrochemical industry, mostly with Atlantic Richfield, Inc., Gennaro (Jerry) Maffia joined Widener University in the fall of 1992 as Chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering. In 2010, Prof. Maffia retired from Widener as Emeritus Professor joined his alma mater, Manhattan College, as Professor of Chemical Engineering. He served as Interim Department Chair at Manhattan from 2014 to 2016. In the fall of 2016, Prof. Maffia received grants for Process Intensification and Sustainability from the Department of Energy.

Prof. Maffia has broad research interests in environmental, energy, and biotechnology areas. One specific research topic is the development of technologies based on the water retention properties of unraveled bovine hide collagen (USP 6,660,829, USP 8,329,091). At Dartmouth College in the 1980s, Prof. Maffia founded the Collagen Research Group which has involved more than 300 students, industrial and government researchers, and faculty colleagues over the years at Widener University, Drexel University, and Manhattan College. Having spent essentially half of his career in industry, he has the knowledge on how engineers work in industry as well as academia. Additionally, he believes strongly in project-based learning with an emphasis on case studies. This represents a dramatic shift in pedagogy over the past few decades, as the assessment of students is now inclusive of team and project work as they will experience upon graduation. ABET (the accrediting board) is cognizant of this paradigm shift as evidenced by the required Program Outcomes, initially called a-k and now 1-7. These outcomes now consist of many items, global perspective, societal impact, teamwork, presentation skills, life-long learning and the like.

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Maffia, Gennaro Jerry [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Jerry is a member of the Class of 1972.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Maffia, Gennaro Jerry [MC1972]

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JFOUND: Radford, Harry Vincent [MC1901 RIP] founder of Alpha Sigma Beta in 1906


February 2005
A Legend in His Own Mind
The short life and mysterious death of Adirondack writer Harry V. Radford
by Christine Jerome

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Harry Vincent Radford was born in Manhattan in 1880 and was quite young when his parents separated. An only child, he lived in a comfortable brownstone with his doting mother and spent idyllic summers with her in the Adirondacks. He fell in love with the outdoors and dreamed of becoming an explorer like his hero Sir Henry Stanley, whose African exploits fired his imagination. Young Harry was a staunch Catholic educated by the Christian Brothers at De La Salle Institute and then at Manhattan College, where he edited the student news paper, belonged to the glee and mandolin clubs, and grad uated with a master’s of science in 1901. Affluent enough to indulge his curiosity about the Continent, he spent several postgrad months in Italy but asserted that the Adirondacks was just as beautiful. In 1906 he returned to his alma ma ter to earn an advanced degree in civil engineering with a thesis titled “The Artificial Preservation of Timber,” which described timber rot, borers and the creosoting pro cess. That year he founded, with six undergraduates, the fraternity Alpha Sigma Beta, which survives to this day.

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Radford, Harry Vincent [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

              The article states that he was a member of the class of 1901.

                 May He Continue To Rest In Peace


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Radford, Harry Vincent [MC1901 RIP]

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JFOUND: O’Connor, Elizabeth [MC1986] legislative fellow @ Texas Public Policy Foundation


Elizabeth O’Connor is a legislative fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. She has a masters in Public Service and Administration from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and has studied at Manhattan College and Trinity University, Dublin.

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Dear John,

           I believe that Elizabeth may be a member of the Class of 1986.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Connor, Elizabeth [MC1986]

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JFOUND: Dupper, Thad [MC1979] CEO @ Secure64


Thad Dupper ’75

Thad Dupper has spent a career in technology, currently as CEO of Secure64, a cyber software company. Prior to that, he was Chairman & CEO of Evolving Systems (NASDAQ: EVOL) from 2007 until 2016.

In addition, Mr. Dupper is an Executive-in-Residence at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver affiliated with their MBA program.

Mr. Dupper serves on the Finance Committee of the Archdiocese of Denver and is a Trustee of the Colorado Children’s Chorale.

Mr. Dupper, a life-long advocate of the US Navy and a member of the Tailhook Association having made four carrier arrested landings on the USS John C. Stennis, USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Carl Vinson (2), is the author of two techno-thriller novels Attack on Nantucket and The Torchlight Gambit.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. he is a product of catholic education having attended Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge and Manhattan College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems.

Mr. Dupper and his wife along with their two children reside in Castle Pines, Colorado.

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Dupper, Thad [MC1979]

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