Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Springstead, David [MC????] Capital Development and Programs GM MARTA


David Springstead Named AGM for Capital Development and Programs
Source: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
Jul 25, 2016

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) GM/CEO Keith T. Parker, AICP, recently named David M. Springstead as the agency’s assistant general manager for Capital Development and Programs. In this capacity, Springstead will be responsible for MARTA’s Strategic Transit Asset Management Plan (STAMP) and State of Good Repair (SGR) initiatives.

In addition to his responsibilities at MARTA, Springstead, who has 29 years of experience with asset management, project management, and construction and capital programming, serves on the FTA’s State of Good Repair Working Group and Transportation Research Board’s Transportation Asset Management Committee. Springstead also serves as the chair-elect of APTA’s Systems Engineering Committee and co-chair of APTA’s Transit Asset Management Standards Committee. He is an active member of other industry organizations, including the ENO Center for Transit Leadership and the International Council on Systems Engineering.

Springstead earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering with a minor in business administration from Manhattan College in New York, and a master of science in management from North Carolina State University. 

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Springstead, David [MC????]

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JNEWS: Chaves Dominguez, Jorge A. [MC????] President WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Latin America


Monday, July 25, 2016
New Latin American leadership at WSP | PB
Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff on July 25, 2016 named Jorge A. Chaves Dominguez as President and Asdrubal Montenegro as Chief Financial Officer of its Latin America region.

Chaves brings more than 30 years of engineering and management expertise in the U.S. and Latin America to his new position, in which he will oversee more than 1,100 employees in offices in Colombia, Chile, Peru, Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago.

Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Chaves was General Manager of Schrader Camargo, an engineering firm based in Cundinamarca, Colombia, where he oversaw operations in Mexico, Panama, Peru, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. Previously, he managed energy, aviation and petrochemical projects in Colombia in various managerial and board positions for multiple firms.

Chaves worked in the U.S. for several years in the infrastructure, energy and construction markets. His areas of expertise included overseeing global assets and regional operations while directing projects and regional business development.

Chaves earned an M.S. in civil engineering and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College in New York City.

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Chaves Dominguez, Jorge A. [MC????]

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JNEWS: McLaughlin, Willie [MC1985] sends a daughter to the Olympics


SportsNew Jersey teen ready to make Olympic history
By Brian Lewis
July 25, 2016 | 12:24am 

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Her brother, Taylor, holds the University of Michigan indoor 400 mark, sister Morgan ran at St. Peter’s University, and her mother ran the 400 in high school. As for her father, Willie? Just an All-American for Manhattan College who made the 400 semis at the 1984 Olympic Trials. And at this month’s trials, he and Mary were there supporting Sydney as her nerves threatened to get the best of her.

“The Olympic Trials is the single most stressful thing I’ve ever done in my life. You can’t understand the level of stress these athletes go through,” Willie said. “We always talk about [the Olympics] happening, but not so soon. We knew there was an outside chance of her making it … [and] she ended up getting on the team.”

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McLaughlin, Willie [MC1985] 

[JR: This was that fragment I couldn’t see two weeks ago.]  

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JNEWS: McMahon, Roderick [MC1899 RIP] forefather of the WWE


Jess McMahon: Boxing Promoter and Sire of the WWE
Fightland Blog
By L.A. Jennings

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The story of the McMahon family’s wrestling empire begins May 26, 1882, with the birth of Roderick “Jess” McMahon to Irish immigrants Roderick and Elizabeth McMahon. Jess’s career began early when, as a child, he put on kids wrestling matches, charging “pins, marbles, and pennies” for admission. According to Tim Hornbaker’s book, National Wrestling Alliance, Jess’s parents ran a hotel in New York City and with his middle-class upbringing, Jess graduated from Manhattan College in 1899 with a commercial degree, but he eschewed a white collar career to undertake what would be his true calling, and legacy, as one of the best fight promoters in history.

Jess and his brother, Edward, founded the New York Lincoln Giants in 1911, a black baseball team that had numerous wins in their first three years, including victories over all-white teams. Faced with money trouble, the brothers sold the team in 1914, but managed to travel to Cuba the following year to promote a fight between Jack Johnson and Jess Willard, in which Willard managed to knock out the champion. Jess already had a relationship with Johnson after securing an enormous $25,000 guarantee for the champion in 1912 for his fight with Joe Jeannette in 1912. Jess showed particular aptitude for setting up a fight that would be exciting not only in the U.S., but also in France and England, where Jeannette was a favorite.

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McMahon, Roderick [MC1899 RIP]

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JNEWS: Alcantara, Marisol [MC1994] runs for office


A race to watch this summer
Posted July 21, 2016
By Anthony Capote

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In the race to replace state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who won the democratic nomination for New York’s 13th Congressional District, there are four candidates: Marisol Alcantara, Luis Tejada, Micah Lasher and former Councilman Robert Jackson.

Ms. Alcantara, a Manhattan College graduate and, like the outgoing Mr. Espaillat, a Dominican immigrant, won a Women of Distinction award from the outgoing senator’s office in 2015, and worked as campaign manger for Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez in 2001 and 2008.

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Alcantara, Marisol [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Marisol is a member of the Class of 1994.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Alcantara, Marisol [MC1994]

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JNEWS: Sullivan, Rob [MC1991 RIP] remembered


TimmyDaddy: Be kind, be helpful, love and be loved
Posted on July 21, 2016 By collin IN The Loop, The Neighborhood

Rob Sullivan
By Tim Sullivan

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I am writing this on Father’s Day. Our tradition of breakfast in bed gave way to the new Waffle House in downtown Decatur. It was the kid’s idea (which frankly, seems to be an alarming trend for Father’s Day activities) but we all enjoyed it.

The day has drifted along – bike riding for Kristen and Margo, soccer in the park for me and Elliott, errands, baseball practice in the early evening. I even flexed my dad muscles by reading the New York Times and watching the U.S. Open. But I keep coming back to thoughts of my brother Rob.

Rob’s wake and funeral last month must have set some sort of Catholic Church attendance record. Do they keep stats? The three wake sessions were hardly enough for the throngs of people who came through. His funeral filled St. Agnes Cathedral for the first time since 9/11. Robert Jr.,16, gave a poignant and mature eulogy buttressed on either side by his siblings Caitlin,14, and Patrick, 12. It could not have been written or delivered without the gift of time that Rob gave Suzanne and the kids. He took a dire diagnosis and somehow stretched it out for six-and-a-half years like it was an entirely negotiable contract.

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One attendee said he worked with Rob at Verizon many years ago. He was younger than my brother, but a fellow Manhattan College alum so Rob took him under his wing. He beamed when he spoke about how Rob was the most intelligent guy in the department and also the most patient and helpful. He felt so fortunate to have known and worked with Rob and he just wanted me to know that. And now I am so thankful to know that.

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Sullivan, Rob [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

          I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1991, and his widow
Suzanne (Murphy) is also a member of the Class of 1991.

             May He Continue To Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sullivan, Rob [MC1991 RIP]

Sullivan, Suzanne [MC1991]

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JNEWS: Schnurr, Jeremy M. [MC1978] runs for North Tonawanda city attorney


Hi John,

I hope you’re doing well.

News from MC ’78 Jeremy Schnurr… See attached news article:

Best regards,
Mary Feerick Pople ’78

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Competition lacking as petitions emerge for elections in Niagara
    By Staff
    Updated 7:40 PM    July 17, 2016

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In North Tonawanda, appointed Republican incumbent Katherine D. Alexander will be challenged by Democrat Jeremy M. Schnurr for city attorney.

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Schnurr, Jeremy M. [MC1978]

Pople, Mary Feerick (MC1978)

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