Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Dorsey, William H. (Bill) [MC1939] Martins Ferry OH HS AHoF


Martins Ferry Athletic HOF names five for Class of ’19
Local Sports Jun 16, 2019
JEFF HARRISON For The Times Leader

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Year six for the Martins Ferry High School Athletic Hall of Fame includes a reduction in the number of selections, but the level of excellence remains just as high for the Class of 2019.

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William H. (Bill) Dorsey

(Class of 1933)

A four-year starter and letterman as a fullback/end – a rarity in that era – he served as team captain of the Purple Riders under Coach John Cox during an 8-1-1 record season in 1932. During his four years on the gridiron, Ferry posted a combined 36-3-4 record.

He was also a four-year letterman in track, setting what was then the school record at 48 feet. He also lettered three years in basketball, serving as captain as a senior, and played one year of baseball.

The uncle of 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Raymond “Bill” Dorsey, he was recruited by and signed with the University of Pittsburgh (1934-35), but transferred to Manhattan College where he started for two seasons (1936-37). He was selected as a College All-American in 1939 and played in the College vs. Pro All-Star Game against the New York Giants.

The 6-2, 200-pounder was drafted by and played end for the Newark Bears of the American Professional Football Association, a “farm team” for the NFL’s Chicago Bears, in 1939.

He became head football coach of Powhatan High School in 1940, leading the team to a 9-0 record and tied the valley/state record as the only unbeaten/untied/unscored upon high school team (the other was Steubenville). He was co-coach in the Ohio-West Virginia All-Star Game (the precursor to the OVAC All-Star Game).

Dorsey then served as a Commander in the U.S. Navy from 1942-56, and later became head football coach at St. John Central (1947-50), posting an 18-19-1 record with his 1950 team going 8-2, and finally as head coach at Linsly Military Institute in Wheeling.

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Dorsey, William H. (Bill) [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1939.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dorsey, William H. (Bill) [MC1939]

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JNEWS: O’Malley, Jack [MC????] Holds Special Charity Workout on June 15


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Infinity Fitness Darien Holds Special Charity Workout on June 15
Jack O’Malley and Rosie Rodriques to Lead Workouts to Benefit Cabo Foundation, a College Scholarship Program for LGBTQ Students and Allies
By John Brannelly, Patch Mayor
Jun 14, 2019 5:43 pm ET

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Classes will be led by Rosie Rodriques and Jack O’Malley. Rosie is a graduate of Springfield College and Jack is a NCAA Division I Lacrosse Player alumnus of Manhattan College. No reservations are necessary.

For more information, email or

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O’Malley, Jack [MC????]

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JNEWS: Flanigan, Alia [MC2019] English teacher @ Malaysia


Former Manhattan College rower’s future looks ‘bright’
Posted June 15, 2019
Courtesy of Manhattan College

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Alia Flanigan has always been intrigued by travel, and the different customs and flavors the world has to offer. And now that she has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship, she will get to experience even more of the world outside the cozy confines of Riverdale.

Flanigan, a former member of the women’s rowing team at Manhattan College who graduated last month, will head to the other side of the world come January to teach English to high school students as part of the Fulbright Program.

She applied to the U.S. government-funded program with a “statement of purpose” and a grant proposal. “I got awarded an English teaching assistant grant. So I’m going for 10 months to Malaysia and I’ll help the English teachers there. There is also a community engagement project I’ll be involved with on the weekends and after school, so it will be very busy.”

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Flanigan, Alia [MC2019]

[JR: Praying for her safe return.]

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JNEWS: Minaya, Jose [MC1994] President @ Nuveen


Jose Minaya
President and Chief Investment Officer, Nuveen

Jose is accountable for setting and executing strategy across Nuveen and engaging clients, regulators and industry peers in the global marketplace. Additionally, he is responsible for driving strategy across Nuveen’s investment affiliates.

Jose previously served as president of TIAA Global Real Assets, where he was responsible for building businesses, including real estate, agriculture, timber, infrastructure, energy and alternative credit. Jose joined TIAA in 2004 and has more than 25 years of investment experience at firms including AIG, Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan.

Jose serves on the board of the Robert Toigo Foundation, an organization that fosters career advancement and increased leadership of underrepresented talent. Jose is executive sponsor for TIAA Inclusion & Diversity. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Manhattan College and a master’s degree in Business from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business.

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Minaya, Jose [MC1994]

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JNEWS: Kaufmann, Mary [MC2006] Principal @ Oak Grove School VT


Kaufmann ready to step into new role
Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:12 pm
By Chris Mays, Brattleboro Reformer

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BRATTLEBORO — Mary Kaufmann already knows her first order of business as Oak Grove School’s next principal.

“I want to get to know the teachers and the staff and the kids, and just understand what goes on at Oak Grove, and then from there develop some goals once I get to meet everybody,” she said. “It’s hard to change schools and go into a leadership role, I think, without knowing everyone else involved. That’s the most important part for me, to just get that familiarity with the building and the people in the building.”

Kaufmann has been the assistant principal at Brattleboro Union High School for two years now. She took over for Chris Day before he went on military leave. It was her first time working as an administrator.

Before that, she taught at Green Street School in Brattleboro for two years, and three years at Vernon Elementary School before that. She spent five years teaching at an elementary school level in the Bronx, N.Y., where she attended Manhattan College. She has taught grades 1 through 6 with the exception of third. She grew up in West Dover and attended BUHS.

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Kaufmann, Mary [MC2006]

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JNEWS: Rogers, Amanda [MC2001] chief of construction of aviation projects PANYNJ


Port Authority’s Youngest Female Engineering Leader Breaking Barriers
June 6, 2019 at 7:24 pm

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The youngest female engineering leader for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is breaking barriers at the agency.

Amanda Rogers, 39, is an engineer of construction for the Port Authority, overseeing a massive bridge rehabilitation program.

She manages all 11 construction projects for the “Restoring the George” program at the George Washington Bridge.

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So what does she say to college students looking to take her job?

“Come and get it. There’s a ton of work out there,” she said. “It’s like the Frank Sinatra song. If you can build here, you can build it anywhere.”

When she does have free time, she says she loves to cheer on the Yankees and play golf.

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Rogers, Amanda [MC2001]

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JNEWS: Pena, Fabian [MC2018] Giants Prospect


San Francisco Giants Prospect Rankings: Top 5 Catchers
by Joel Reuter 13 seconds ago Follow @JoelReuterBR

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As the San Francisco Giants get set to embark on a full-scale rebuild, more attention than ever will be paid to the current state of the farm system.

With the 2019 MLB draft now in the rearview and a fresh collection of talent set to join the farm system ranks, we’ll take a position-by-position look at the top prospects at each position for the San Francisco Giants. First up, the catchers.

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5. Fabian Pena, High-A (22 years old)

A 25th-round pick out of Manhattan College in 2018, Pena hit .309/.376/.588 with 16 extra-base hits in 110 plate appearances in rookie ball after signing last year.

He made the jump straight to High-A this season where he has been serving as the backup to Joey Bart.

Pena draws strong marks from his athleticism behind the plate and his strong receiving skills, giving him a strong backup catcher profile. The 22-year-old also has some pop, though, and it will be interesting to see how he develops offensively.

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Pena, Fabian [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Fabian, but the piece states that he is class of 2018.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pena, Fabian [MC2018]

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