Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Connelly, Daniel [MC2016] at NYCHDC by Moore, Kevin (MC1980)


I am pleased to report that Daniel Connelly, Manhattan College class of 2016 has accepted a position with the New York City Housing Development Corporation the public benefit corporation when I am also employed.

Moore, Kevin (MC1980) 

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Connelly, Daniel [MC2016]

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JNEWS: Cudia, Dorothy [MC1984] VP Middleby Automated Solutions


Business updated: 8/18/2016 11:29 AM
Dorothy Cudia named vice president of Middleby Automation Solutions
Daily Herald Report

Dorothy Cudia has been named vice president of Middleby Automated Solutions, leading the effort to bring transformational innovative equipment into the foodservice industry.

Her areas of focus include robotics, 3D printing and autonomous systems.

“The deep technical and engineering background in foodservice Dorothy brings to Middleby is a tremendous asset. She is leading our automation and robotics solutions team, an initiative that will enable foodservice operators to reduce labor and food costs, increase service speed and improve food quality,” said David Brewer, COO of Middleby Commercial Foodservice.

Cudia said, “I am proud to be joining Middleby in this newly created role to bring emerging technology into foodservice. Much of my job will be bringing solutions that exist in other industries and making it commercially viable in food service. A great example is the robot that we debuted in our booth at the National Restaurant Show. The lines were five deep to see a robot simulating making French fries. We all know robots can do a lot more but in our industry the headwinds around cost, service, limited footprint and variety of tasks have made it difficult to deliver commercially viable solutions. The interest and desire from our customers is fantastic and Middleby will provide a variety of options to automate their kitchens.”

Cudia brings more than 25 years of domestic and global experience to her new position. She has held several senior level positions with Nabisco Brands in automation and process control, McDonald’s Corp. in engineering and capital equipment and most recently at Darden leading a variety of innovation efforts across supply chain for food, energy and capital equipment.

Cudia is a graduate of Manhattan College with a B.E. Degree in Mechanical Engineering. She is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma. She has attended continuing education at the University of N. Florida for study in Supply Chain Management and Data Interchange.

She is an active coach and weekly volunteer with Special Olympics and a key sponsor for BASCA’s New Campus, to provide residential services for special needs individuals. Cudia resides in Celebration, Florida with her husband and two daughters.

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Cudia, Dorothy [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Dorothy is a member of the Class of 1984.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cudia, Dorothy [MC1984]

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JNEWS: MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC1989) “Orange Blossoms”


 “Another ebook, “Orange Blossoms” published by MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC1989).

MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick is a member of EMBARK/Peekskill and the Peekskill Arts Alliance. Born in the Bronx in 1967, she now lives in Peekskill, NY. Her work has been published in Florida English, The Pierian Literary Review, The Mom Egg, Chronogram, Make Room for DADA, MoonLit, Clapboard House, The Westchester Review, Cavalier Literary Couture, Contemporary Literary Horizon, Obsolete! Magazine, Torrid Literature, Thick With Conviction, Cheap and Easy Magazine, The New Poet, The Healing Muse, The Lake, and Laughing Earth Lit. Anthologized in “Blood Beats in Four Square Miles” and “Let the Poets Speak.”

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MNEWS: Sophomore Communications major John Jackson is making his way


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About the Author: John Jackson

John Jackson is entering his Sophomore year as a Communication major at Manhattan College where he writes for the sports section of their newspaper. He also has a YouTube sports talk show called “The Mancave!”. You can follow John on Twitter @John97Jackson.

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JNEWS: Falcone, Joseph M. [MC1989] at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College


ABAC announces new faculty for 2016 fall term
20 hrs ago 

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TIFTON — Just as the new academic year opening on Wednesday brings new faces to the student body at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, it also signals a time for new faces for classroom instruction.

Falcone will serve as professor and department head of the Department of Science. He received his B.A. in physics from Manhattan College and his Ph.D. in biophysics from SUNY Buffalo. Flanders, an associate professor of agricultural education, earned his A.S. in agriculture from ABAC before continuing his studies at the University of Georgia where he received a B.S. in agriculture, an Ed. S. and M.Ed. in agricultural education, and an Ed. D. in career, technical and agricultural education.

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Falcone, Joseph M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1989.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Falcone, Joseph M. [MC1989]

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JNEWS: Napolitano, Michael [MC2011] HLB Specialties, Pompano Beach


Michael Napolitano of HLB has produce running through his veins
by Maggie Giuffrida | August 04, 2016

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At the ripe old age of 13, Michael Napolitano got his start in the produce industry by working under the supervision of his grandfather, who owned Samuel S. Napolitano Produce in Englewood, NJ.

During his senior year of high school, Napolitano’s grandfather suffered a stroke and was no longer able to operate the business, leaving him with no other choice but to take on a much larger leadership role, often times running the company as a one-man (or one-kid) show.

“It was tough,” recalled the now 28-year-old Napolitano. “I worked every day after school, and every Saturday and Sunday. It was a foodservice company, so I would go to the Hunts Point Terminal Market and pick up produce and take orders over the phone and would make deliveries and do inventory and divide orders.”

By the time high school graduation rolled around, it was time for the business to take a back seat so Michael could pursue a degree at Manhattan College, where he double majored in business finance and global business — both of which come in handy today in his role as a salesperson for Pompano Beach, FL-based HLB Specialties, which he joined in November 2015.

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Napolitano, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 2011.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Napolitano, Michael [MC2011]

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JNEWS: Marks, Chelsea [MC2007] joined WellSpan OB/GYN in Gettysburg


People in Business for Aug. 7
Staff report, The Evening Sun
11:43 a.m. EDT August 3, 2016

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Chelsea Marks, D.O., recently joined WellSpan OB/GYN in Gettysburg. A Gettysburg native, she is the daughter of the practice’s Charles Marks III, D.O. Chelsea Marks is the practice’s fourth physician. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from Manhattan College in Bronx, NY and a master’s degree in biomedical sciences and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia. After graduating in 2012, she went on to complete her OB/GYN residency at Memorial Hospital in York.

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Marks, Chelsea [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Chelsea is a member of the Class of 2007


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Marks, Chelsea [MC2007] 

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