Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) has collage on display


MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC1989) will have a collage on display in this upcoming art exhibit.

Saturday 1st April 2017
Opening Reception: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Robeson Gallery
28 N. Division Street, Second Floor
Peekskill, New York

Gallery hours: Open Saturdays, 12 Noon – 4:00 p.m.
8th April; 15th April; 29th April; 1st May

A powerful art and poetry exhibition where ART meets ACTIVISM!

# – # – # – # – # 

JNEWS: Donnelly, Mary Elizabeth [MC????] Deputy Marshal Bay Ridge St P’s Day Parade


Meet the marshals: Here are the 2017 Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade honorees
BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by Arthur de Gaeta
By Editorial Staff / / Friday, March 17, 2017 / 2:38 PM 

*** begin quote ***

Deputy Marshal Mary Elizabeth Donnelly

2017 03Mar 18 Deputy Marshal Mary Elizabeth Donnelly

Mary Elizabeth Donnelly was born and currently resides in Bay Ridge.

She attended St. Ephrem’s Grammar School along with her two brothers and one sister.

Donnelly has two children, Elizabeth, 9, and Matthew, 8, who currently attend St. Ephrem’s, the third generation of the family to do so.

Donnelly graduated from Bishop Ford High School and Manhattan College. She obtained her Masters of Education from Cambridge University in Boston.

Donnelly met her husband Matthew, a proud member of FDNY for the past 18 years, in Breezy Point where the family spent summers growing up as kids. They have been married for the past 12 years.

Donnelly has a passion for teaching and working with the youth in the community. She started her education career as a physical education teacher in Holy Innocents Grammar School in Flatbush. After seven years in Catholic education, Donnelly transitioned over to P.S./I.S. 104 as a Physical Education and Health teacher for 10 years. Most recently, Donnelly switched positions within P.S./I.S. 104 and is now a dean of students.

Donnelly is actively involved in the Bay Ridge community and St. Ephrem’s Parish. She is currently a coach for girls’ basketball, girls’ softball and both boys’ and girls’ swimming for St. Ephrem’s school. Donnelly is also the athletic director for St. Pat’s girls’ volleyball. She also volunteers for OLPH soccer programs in the spring and fall sessions. She also partakes in the children’s liturgy at 10 a.m. mass at St. Ephrem’s.

Recently, Donnelly chaired the Swish for Kids event at St. Ephrem’s gymnasium with all proceeds going towards Frankie’s Mission. The Swish for Kids event raised over 20K to support Frankie’s Mission.

She is a proud member of LAOH, Division 22.

*** end quote ***

# – # – # – # – # 

Donnelly, Mary Elizabeth [MC????]

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Mar-18 @ 13:51  

Dear John,

             I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Mary.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Mar-19 @ 16:56  

JNEWS: Dillon, Mike [MC????] GAA Lifetime Achievement Award


New York GAA Awards Banquet
Cloone’s Mike Dillon to receive lifetime award
Observer Staff
17 Mar 2017

*** begin quote ***

Cloone’s Mike Dillon to receive lifetime award

Mike Dillon will be the first recipient of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.’

The New York GAA is holding its Annual Awards Banquet in Antun’s, Queens on Saturday, March 25 and this year the Association is introducing a new award, namely the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.

The first recipient of this honour will be Leitrim’s Mike Dillon. Mike, a native of Cloone, had a distinguished footballing career at club, college and county levels, achieving much success in Ireland, London and New York.

He was born in the early thirties, and began his secondary education with the Presentation Brothers in Carrick-on-Shannon, but later switched to the famous bastion of Gaelic football, St. Mel’s. Here, in this nursery of football, Mike’s career flourished.

*** and ***

Unfortunately for Mike and his team mates the interprovincial games were played on Sundays, and the Bishop of Ardagh, a Dr. McNamee would not allow his students to play on Sundays, lest it interfered with their spiritual formation.

So Mike and his team mates were denied a great opportunity to showcase their skills against the crème de la crème of college players.

*** and ***

Besides a great sporting career, Mike also enhanced his academic credentials in New York. He earned a B.A. from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. from Fordham University.

He rose to prominence in the corporate boardroom, becoming an executive with the media giant C.B.S. In addition, he and his late wife Mary, ran a very successful hotel resort in the Catskills. It was always a very welcoming sojourn for Leitrim exiles.

Mike has two daughters Mary and Deirdre, and seven grandsons. Mike continues to enjoy his football and is a regular at Gaelic Park. Over the years Mike has been a great benefactor to Leitrim football at home and abroad, the New York football team and the County Leitrim Society of New York.

*** end quote ***

Dillon, Mike [MC????]

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Mar-17 @ 14:39  

JNEWS: Biggar, Barry [MC1974] joins Polsinelli Capital Markets


Who’s News: Madison International names new co-CIOs, Polsinelli hires finance lawyers
By REW •   March 16, 2017 

*** begin quote ***

Polsinelli announced two highly-experienced finance attorneys joined its New York office.

Barry P. Biggar and Stephen A. Rutenberg have joined the firm’s national Capital Markets and Commercial Lending group. The new additions are the latest in a significant growth period for the New York office as Polsinelli continues to add strong talent to its roster, most notably in real estate, financial services and intellectual property.

Biggar joins Polsinelli from Pillsbury Winthrop. For more than 25 years he has represented financial institutions in complex structured debt and tax advantaged financings in both the U.S. domestic and cross-border markets, including extensive experience in the aviation, rail, maritime and manufacturing sectors, as well as nuclear fuel resources.

Biggar has represented creditors in the United Air Lines and Northwest Airlines bankruptcy cases. He earned his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Pace University School of Law, and his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Manhattan College. Biggar is included in Euromoney’s “Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers” as one of the premier practitioners in North America.

*** end quote ***

Biggar, Barry [MC1974] 

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Mar-16 @ 11:19  

JNEWS: Ferrara. Michael [MC1997] COO @ Cerami


Michael Ferrara Joins Cerami as Chief Operating Officer
Addition comes on the heels of increasing growth for the company.

*** begin quote ***

The nationally renowned women-owned consultancy focused on innovative building solutions, Cerami & Associates is pleased to announce that Michael Ferrara has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer.

In this new position, Ferrara will lead business operations and growth strategies for Cerami, a leading provider increasingly recognized for its creative integration of technologies to boost client outcomes.

As the firm grows and approaches 100 team members in three offices, Victoria J. Cerami, CEO, says Ferrara brings proven success in building teams with a focus on learning, empathy, and passionate responsibility, a guiding Cerami principle. “Michael is a multifaceted executive with proven success in enhancing operational efficiency, streamlining business processes, and leading organizations through innovative transitions,” she said. “We’re delighted to welcome him to our team.”

*** and ***

Michael Ferrara was previously partner and chief operating officer for DOAR, a litigation and trial consulting firm. He also led DOAR’s purchase of ACE Audiovisual, which continued to position the company as a leader in specialized legal technology systems. His prior background was with various large engineering and construction firms, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.

*** end quote ***

Ferrara. Michael [MC????]

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Mar-14 @ 17:48 

Dear John, 

              I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1997.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ferrara. Michael [MC1997] 

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Mar-19 @ 10:46  

JNEWS: Long, Joe [MC1976] a lifelong passion for Irish studies


Celebrating 10 years of the Master of Arts program in Irish and Irish-American Studies at Glucksman Ireland House NYU
Miriam Nyhan Grey PhD@GIHNYU March 08, 2017 03:17 AM 

*** begin quote ***

Among the first students admitted to the program in the fall of 2007 was Joe Long, the son of Irish immigrants who came to New York from Arklow, Co. Wicklow in the 1920s. Joe grew up near a neighborhood made famous by the classic film On the Waterfront. A senior sales and management director with United Technologies Group, Joe already had a lifelong passion for the study of Ireland from his undergraduate days

A senior sales and management director with United Technologies Group, Joe already had a lifelong passion for the study of Ireland from his undergraduate days in Manhattan College. He took a scenic route through the M.A. program, mainly due to the pressures of his busy job, but he graduated in 2012, having completed a thesis based on oral histories with the Irish in Chelsea and Greenwich Village that was later published in the annual journal New York Irish History.  Joe is still pursuing that interest by working on a documentary film and he generously returns to the classroom to share his experiences with our undergraduate students.

 Joe is still pursuing that interest by working on a documentary film and he generously returns to the classroom to share his experiences with our undergraduate students.

*** end quote ***

Long, Joe [MC????]

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Mar-08 @ 14:09  

Dear John,

              I believe that Joe is a member of the Class of 1976.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Long, Joe [MC1976]

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Mar-10 @ 20:45  

JNEWS: Servedio, Dominick M. [MChonoree] into the NAE


STV Executive Chairman Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Mar 07, 2017, 09:30 ET

*** begin quote ***

NEW YORK, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dominick M. Servedio, P.E., executive chairman of STV, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Servedio has earned this honor “for leadership and effective advocacy on behalf of the engineering and construction professions.” Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. STV is a leading provider of design and construction management services.

*** and ***

For his leadership and commitment to the engineering and construction industry, Servedio has received numerous awards, among them the esteemed Goethals Medal conferred by the Society of American Military Engineers; the Ellis Island Medal of Honor; the Humanitarian Fellow Award from the Concrete Industry Foundation; and the New York Building Congress’ Industry Recognition Award. In 2014, he received an honorary Doctor of Engineering from Manhattan College. Servedio has co-chaired the New York Division March of Dimes’ Transportation and Construction Luncheon, helping to raise millions of dollars since he joined some 20 years ago. In honor of this commitment, the organization presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

*** end quote ***

Servedio, Dominick M. [MChonoree]

# – # – # – # – #