Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Torres, Ricardo [MC????] CEO National Student Clearinghouse

2016-Sep-27

http://evolllution.com/author/ricardo-torres/

Rick Torres | President and Chief Executive Officer, National Student Clearinghouse

Rick Torres is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the National Student Clearinghouse, a position he has held since January 2008.

Prior to joining the Clearinghouse, Torres spent his career in the private sector, both in the U.S. and abroad, spanning several industry sectors, including health care, financial services, and fast-moving consumer goods in leadership positions, including finance, sales, marketing, operations, technology, and executive management for PepsiCo, Philip Morris/Kraft Foods and Capital One.

Throughout his career, he has served on several boards, including the John Tyler Community College Foundation, National College Access Network, and the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy, and the American Association of Community Colleges, where he is currently on their Commission on Economic and Workforce Development. In addition, Torres was a founding member and sits on the Executive Committee of the Groningen Declaration Network Group, a multi-national group of leaders dedicated to developing a trusted international data exchange ecosystem.

Education, Honors and Achievements

Torres holds an M.B.A. in International Finance from Georgetown University and bachelor’s degrees in both Marketing and Management from Manhattan College.

In 2013, he was a recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Award.

Personal Details and Community Involvement

My passions include modern music, sports as a lifelong Yankees supporter as well as the Georgetown Hoyas and Manhattan College Jaspers. I’ve been fortunate to travel extensively over the course of my lifetime. The positive effect of multi-national cultural awareness in helping to develop greater international understanding cannot be overstated. Also, I like to exercise to partially offset my pursuit of good food, and I am big supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington D.C. 

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Torres, Ricardo [MC????]

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JNEWS: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) publishes last column

2016-Sep-26

http://keywestlou.com/two-sport-deaths/

Two Deaths 

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A sad announcement. Key West Lou COMMENTARY will be no more. The column presently on the stands is the last that will appear in KONK Life.

I have been doing the column ten years. Loved doing it. Nothing is forever, however. It was time to put the column to bed.

This weekend was the first in years that I  had to myself for other than the column. Which means I had nothing to do saturday and sunday. I enjoyed my first lazy weekend in years.

Guy de Boer publishes KONK Life. I thank him for the opportunity to write. I shall be eternally grateful. He never questioned content or positions taken. I was a free agent at all times.

Enjoy your day!

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

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JNEWS: Miranda, Michelle [MC2000] Assoc Prof at Farmingdale SC

2016-Sep-23

https://www.longislandexchange.com/press-releases/farmingdale-state-college-hosts-oct-4-lecture-on-forensic-analysis-of-tattoos-in-helping-solve-crimes/

Farmingdale State College Hosts Oct. 4 Lecture on Forensic Analysis of Tattoos in Helping Solve Crimes

Lecture is first in a series featuring professionals in law enforcement, security, and criminal justice

(Long Island, NY) How forensic experts analyze tattoos and tattoo inks in helping solve crimes and identifying individuals – living and dead – will be the subject of a lecture at Farmingdale State College Tuesday, October 4.

The talk – 11 a.m. – noon in Lupton Hall Room T101 – is being given by Dr. Michelle Miranda, associate professor in the college’s Department of Security Systems & Law Enforcement Technology, and a forensics consultant.

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Michelle Miranda, Associate Professor at Farmingdale State College. Photo Credit: Farmingdale State College.

Dr. Miranda is a graduate of Manhattan College, where she majored in biology with the intention of going to medical school.  That changed when a molecular biology course exposed her to forensic science and DNA analysis.  Later, she attended a lecture by an official from New York City’s chief medical examiner’s office, and from that came an internship at the medical examiner’s office. After completing her MS in Forensic Science at City University of New York, she spent five years with the NYPD forensic investigations unit, and from there worked as a medical photographer for the Suffolk County medical examiner’s office and a death investigator for the medical examiner in Rockland County.

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Miranda, Michelle [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Miranda is a member of the Class of 2000.

                               Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Miranda, Michelle [MC2000]

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JNEWS: Ucan, Veysel [MC2006] at Albany’s Turkish Cultural Center

2016-Sep-22

http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-local/article/Failed-coup-in-Turkey-hits-Albany-s-Turkish-9238164.php

Failed coup in Turkey hits Albany’s Turkish Cultural Center
Split loyalties cited as Albany Turkish center loses sole employee
By Paul Grondahl
Published 8:27 pm, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 

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“He’s a peaceful man who had nothing to do with the coup attempt. They have no evidence for their accusations,” said Ucan, 38, who emigrated to the U.S. from Turkey in 2001.He earned a master’s degree in computer engineering at Manhattan College. This summer he became a naturalized American citizen. He and his wife have two children and live in Delmar. He is looking for a new job and hopes to stay in the area. He’ll volunteer for the organization that formerly paid him, although many of the 250 local Turks are fearful of association with a Gulen-linked organization because of Erdogan’s power.

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Ucan, Veysel [MC????]

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Dear John,

       I believe that Veysel received his Masters in 2006.

                        Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ucan, Veysel [MC2006]

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JNEWS: Hill, Robert [MC1979] Former UoP Vice Chancellor honored

2016-Sep-18

http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/former-pitt-administrator-robert-hill-be-honored

Former Pitt Administrator Robert Hill to Be Honored
Posted September 16th, 2016

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PITTSBURGH—Former University of Pittsburgh Vice Chancellor Robert Hill—who brought his unique talents in public relations, marketing, and advertising to Pitt from 1999 through 2013—will be honored by the Pitt Alumni Association African American Alumni Council (AAAC) from 11 am to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in the University Club, 123 University Pl., Oakland.

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Hill earned a certificate in management at Harvard University; a Master of Science degree in management from Manhattan College; and a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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Hill, Robert [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Robert received his Masters in 1979.

                                       Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hill, Robert [MC1979]

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JNEWS: Breen, Chris [MC2006] AAD Georgia Tech

2016-Sep-18

Georgia Tech Adds Three Assistant Athletics Directors
Longtime staffer Breen promoted; Lancaster, Markos join athletics administration
Sept. 16, 2016

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THE FLATS – Georgia Tech athletics announced the addition of three new assistant athletics directors on Friday. Chris Breen, a member of Georgia Tech’s athletics staff since 2011, has been promoted to assistant A.D. for academic support services while Elizabeth Lancaster and Lance Markos join the Yellow Jackets as assistant A.D. for events and facilities and assistant A.D. for compliance, respectively. 

Breen is in his sixth year at Georgia Tech and 11th year in the academic support services field. He came to Georgia Tech in 2011 as an assistant director of student support services before being promoted to director in 2014. He works directly with Tech’s football student-athletes.

Prior to his arrival on The Flats, Breen spent five years as associate director of academic support for student-athletes at Seton Hall University, where he worked specifically with the Pirates’ men’s basketball program. At Seton Hall, he received the President’s Award for Student Service in 2010.

Breen played linebacker as a football student-athlete at Fordham University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2002. He was a team captain as a senior in 2001 and went on to coach Fordham’s linebackers for two seasons (2002-03). As an assistant coach, he helped lead his alma mater to the Patriot League championship in 2002. He received a master’s degree in counseling from Manhattan College in 2006.

“Chris’ impact within the academic support program for our football student-athletes set the ground work for the vital role he now plays with all sports and student-athletes,” associate A.D. for academic support services Phyllis LaBaw said. “He exemplifies the shared vision of providing a level of support whereby our student-athletes will flourish and backs it by an everyday focus on teamwork, respect, perseverance and honest hard work.”

“I am fortunate to work at a place where I can collaborate with talented team members and work with exceptional student-athletes, year after year. I’m looking forward to continued success for Georgia Tech athletics’ academic support team and leading an unparalleled staff,” Breen said. “Thank you to Phyllis, the entire GTAA student-athlete academic support services team and our administration and coaches for this opportunity and their continued support.” 

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Breen, Chris [MC2006]

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JNEWS: Roth, John [MC1970] runs in Mahwah

2016-Sep-18

http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/town-government/let-the-campaigning-begin-crush-of-contenders-file-petitions-1.1660719

September 15, 2016 Last updated: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 12:31 AM
Incumbent, two councilmen seek top elected position in Mahwah
By Tom Nobile STAFF WRITER | Mahwah Suburban News

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Roth, 68, was born and raised in Lower Manhattan, moving to Mahwah 23 years ago. He graduated from Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Roth’s foray in community service began 19 years ago, serving for five years on the Board of Education, followed by a two-year appointment to the Planning Board. In 2004, he was elected to the Township Council, serving twice as its vice president and four as president.

He presently serves on the Community Cable TV Committee, and is member of the Senior Center’s Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of the Bergen Highlands Rotary Club. On the council. he is liaison to the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Outside of his community service, Roth had a 40-year career in marketing/communications. He retired as an executive vice president at Lowe Worldwide.

He lives with his wife of 27 years, Andrea. They have two children, Jeffrey and Brian.

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Roth, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1970.

                            Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Roth, John [MC1970]

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