Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Suarez, Jorge M. [MC1977] VP national bridge practice @ STV

2019-Sep-26

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/stv-hires-national-bridge-practice-technical-director-1028556359

STV Hires National Bridge Practice Technical Director
PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire
Sep. 26, 2019, 09:25 AM

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Jorge M. Suarez, P.E., F.ASCE, a veteran engineer and established leader in the bridge design and construction industry, has joined STV as vice president and technical director of the firm’s national bridge practice.

Suarez brings more than 40 years of bridge design expertise to the firm. Prior to joining STV, he was vice president and director of structural engineering at a major international design firm.

“Bringing in Jorge was key to growing our bridge practice in size and stature,” says John Brestin, P.E., vice president and national bridge practice leader in STV’s Transportation & Infrastructure Division. “STV has built up an impressive bridge practice over the past few decades. Leveraging the knowledge Jorge has built in his diverse career will help us continue this momentum to take the practice to the next level.”

Suarez has led a number of prominent, award-winning assignments throughout the country. These include the Pomeroy-Mason Bridge Replacement for the Ohio Department of Transportation, which won the American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI) Award of Excellence; and the I-95 ABC Bridge Rehabilitation Project in Richmond, VA, which utilized accelerated bridge construction techniques for the rehabilitation and replacement of 11 dual-bridges along I-95. Additionally, two cable-stayed bridge projects to which Suarez has contributed have won the prestigious American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award: The William H. Harsha Bridge in Maysville, KY, and the Dames Point Bridge in Jacksonville, FL.

Suarez received his Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College. He is a registered professional engineer in Florida, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

Suarez is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a standing member of several other professional organizations. He is a frequent author and presenter at national bridge conferences.

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Suarez, Jorge M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Jorge is a member of the Class of 1977.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Suarez, Jorge M. [MC1977]

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JNEWS: Peralta, Erica [MC????] Asst Principal Nathaniel Woodhull NY

2019-Sep-26

William Floyd Names New Assistant Principal at Nathaniel Woodhull
The William Floyd School District recently appointed Erica Peralta to the position of…
By William Floyd School District, Neighbor
Sep 25, 2019 3:06 pm ET

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The William Floyd School District recently appointed Erica Peralta to the position of assistant principal at Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School. In this role, she will assist the principal in leading approximately 700 students in kindergarten through fifth grade and help to oversee a staff of nearly 60 faculty members and 50 professional staff. She will serve with current principal Monica Corona, who will retire at the end of this calendar year, and then with, Dr. Heather Murillo, who will become principal on January 6, 2020.

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Ms. Peralta earned her BA in Government and International Relations with a concentration in Latin America and the Caribbean from Manhattan College. Following her NYC Teaching Fellowship, she earned her MA in Childhood Education from Queens College. She also attained her School Building Leader/TESOL dual certification from St. John’s University and her Educational Administration/School District Leader certifications from the College of St. Rose.

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Peralta, Erica [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]\

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JNEWS: Finn, Peter [MC1960] honored as exemplary community leader

2019-Sep-25

https://www.silive.com/entertainment/2019/09/a-priest-a-non-profit-leader-a-health-care-professional-and-a-family-lauded-at-a-harvest-gala.html

A priest, a non-profit leader, a health-care professional and a family lauded at a harvest gala
Today 10:28 AM
By Carol Ann Benanti | benanti@siadvance.com

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Monday evening’s Project Hospitality Harvest Gala staged in Nicotra’s Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn, honored three exemplary community leaders who put “community” at the heart of everything they do.

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Monsignor Peter Finn, pastor emeritus of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, has held a number of Staten Island roles throughout the years, including serving as co-vicar of Staten Island and principal of Monsignor Farrell High School. He received the Richard E. Diamond Memorial Award for Exemplary Commitment to People in Need.

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From 1983 to 1989, Monsignor Finn was the director of the Archdiocese Office of Communications. He also was principal of Monsignor Farrell High School, where he had been a faculty member and was the district superintendent of schools on Staten Island.

Monsignor Finn earned a bachelor of arts degree from Manhattan College and a master of divinity degree from St. Joseph’s Seminary. He also holds degrees from the former Richmond Community College and Columbia University.

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Finn, Peter [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Msgr is a member of the Class of 1960.

                                  Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Finn, Peter [MC1960]

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JNEWS: Falborn, Becca [MC2012] Forbes “30 Under 30” nominee

2019-Sep-21

https://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/the-wire/sound-lounges-becca-falborn-nominated-for-forbes-30-under-30

Sound Lounge’s Becca Falborn Nominated for Forbes “30 Under 30”
ArtisansPR ⋅ 1 hour ago

NEW YORK— Sound Lounge executive producer Becca Falborn is among the nominees for inclusion in Forbes annual “30 Under 30” feature. Nominations continue across 20 categories through September 27th. Individuals can be nominated multiple times. Nominees will be evaluated by a panel of judges including reporters, editors and industry experts who will make the final selections.

Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees include the nation’s best young leaders across media, technology, entertainment, finance, fashion, food and philanthropy. Last year, Forbes received more than 15,000 nominations for the 600 slots.

Falborn, 29, was appointed executive producer at Sound Lounge earlier this year, making her one of the few female sound company executives—and one of the youngest. In her current role, she manages the studio’s busy advertising division and supervises its team of producers. She also leads client relations and sales, and manages Sound Lounge Everywhere, the company’s remote sound services offering.

Falborn joined Sound Lounge in 2017 as a Producer and was elevated to Senior Producer last year. She has produced voice over recordings, sound design, and mixing for many advertising projects, including seven out of the nine spots produced by Sound Lounge that debuted during this year’s Super Bowl telecast. A graduate of Manhattan College, Falborn has a background in business affairs, client services and marketing, including past positions with the post house Nice Shoes and the marketing agency Hogarth Worldwide.

“It’s an honor to be considered alongside other young entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders,” said Falborn. “My nomination is a testament to the great work of the team at Sound Lounge and the innovations we are introducing to post-production sound.”

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Falborn, Becca [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Becca is a member of the Class of 2012.

                                     Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Falborn, Becca [MC2012]

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JNEWS: Dinelli, John [MC1991] ANO Site VP @ Entergy Nuclear

2019-Sep-18

https://www.stl.news/entergy-nuclear-plant-leadership-changes-announced-at-ano-waterford-3/293549/

Business
Entergy Nuclear Plant Leadership Changes Announced at ANO, Waterford 3
09/17/2019

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Jackson, MS (STL.News) – Entergy Nuclear Chief Operating Officer Chris Bakken has announced senior leadership changes at two of Entergy’s nuclear stations, Arkansas Nuclear One and Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station, effective Sept. 30. These personnel moves are in alignment with the company’s succession plans and focus on developing and growing leaders from within the organization.

ANO Site Vice President Rich Anderson will be retiring after more than 40 years in the nuclear industry. Waterford 3 Site Vice President John Dinelli is assuming the site vice president role at ANO, reporting to Entergy Nuclear COO-North Larry Coyle.

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Prior to working at INPO, Dinelli was general manager, fleet operations support, at Entergy Nuclear headquarters. He started at Indian Point as a college intern in 1990, then was hired on as a shift technical advisor in operations. In 1996, he received his senior reactor operator license and held several roles in the operations department, including general manager. Dinelli has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College.

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Dinelli, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1991.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dinelli, John [MC1991]

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JNEWS: Premo, Paul [MC1964] remembers Mario Savio

2019-Sep-16

https://www.marinij.com/2019/09/15/marin-ij-readers-forum-for-sept-16-2019/

Column about Mario Savio brought back memories

I am writing in regards to Susan Mines’ How It Is column in the Lifestyles section (“A hero to those who remember, a gray-haired math professor to those who don’t,” Sept. 10) about Mario Savio.

In the fall of 1960, I enrolled in chemical engineering at Manhattan College, located in a lovely setting in northwestern Bronx, an area known as Fieldston. Most of the students commuted daily from New York City, Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey.

We freshmen out-of-towners boarded in a dormitory that had engineers on third floor and science guys (no women then) on second floor.

I noticed that many late afternoons before heading to dinner, there was an enclave in the dorm’s second floor entry area where the science guys were collaborating on solving assigned calculus problems. One science student, a tall guy, was explaining the logic and the approach. He could do the problems and explain them. That was Mario Savio.

He didn’t stay at Manhattan for long; why, I have no idea.

I took a job with Chevron in the Bay Area in 1965. That’s when I saw Mario on TV, rallying University of California at Berkeley students.

It truly is a small world.

— Paul Premo, Mill Valley

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Premo, Paul [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1964.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Premo, Paul [MC1964]

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JNEWS: Regan, Bobby [MC1975 RIP] remembered on 9/11

2019-Sep-11

http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89197

Lt. Bobby Regan

When Lt. Bobby Regan pulled an unconscious man out of a raging apartment fire on Clinton Street a couple of months before 9/11, he should have gotten a medal. But when Regan wrote up the report, he shared all the credit with his team. “The chief told him to rewrite the report so they could give him his award, but he never did it,” said John Sorrentino. “He was so unselfish and unassuming you could be deceived into thinking he wasn’t that skilled,” Tony Carbone said. Lt. Pat Abatangelo said he never knew Bobby had a civil engineering degree from Manhattan College. “A lot of us just don’t want the corporate world,” Abatangelo explained. “He was a great guy. We had eight officers with very distinct personalities here, yet we all meshed. We did whatever we had to do to run the ship smoothly, and had fun doing it.”

Bobby was a great family man too. His widow Donna said, “On 9/11, when he didn’t call home, I immediately knew he was missing. He always called home.” He talked about his daughter Caitlin (16 at the time) with great pride all the time. He and his son Brendan (12 at the time) shared a great love for New York sports and were rarely apart.

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Regan, Bobby [MC1975 RIP]

[JR: As I think about all alum we lost and all the people lost, I’m enraged by our collective response. And the Saudi’s got away with their participation. So sad! ]

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