Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: McClellan, Juliana [MC????] Dir @ Saint Edmond’s Academy


Saint Edmond’s Academy announces new school directors

By Submitted News
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at 9:15 PM

Saint Edmond’s Academy Head of School Brian Ray announced the hiring of two new administrators for the 2019-20 academic year.

Juliana McClellan was appointed the director of the lower form, and Steve Skolfield was appointed director of the middle and upper form.

McClellan served as a teacher in the Lower Form at Saint Edmond’s since 2015. Previously, she taught at Saint Joseph’s School-Yorkville in New York for six years. In addition to her classroom experience, McClellan has been a co-chair of the Mid-Term Accreditation team the past year and represented the school as a lower form admissions liaison. Previously, at Saint Joseph’s, she worked in the admissions department, coordinated after-school sports and was the math program coordinator. McClellan received her bachelor’s in elementary education from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and her master of school building leadership from Manhattan College in New York.

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McClellan, Juliana [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Pasquale, Louis [MC1982] Ophthalmology Prof @ Mount Sinai NYC


Emerald Bioscience Announces Ophthalmology Scientific Advisory Board Members
Emerald Bioscience, Inc. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) 6 hrs ago

Long Beach, CA, April 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — Emerald Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: EMBI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on bioengineered cannabinoid-based therapeutics to address global medical indications, today announced members of the company’s Ophthalmology Scientific Advisory Board (OSAB). The purpose of the OSAB is to provide scientific and clinical guidance relating to EMBI’s proprietary cannabinoid-based drug platform to address diseases of the eye.

“Emerald Bioscience is leading the development of cannabinoid-based therapeutics to address diseases of the eye. We are honored to have these world-class thought leaders in ophthalmology affiliated with our research programs,” noted Brian Murphy, MD, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of EMBI. “Based on data from our upcoming trials coupled with guidance from our advisors, we plan to examine broadening our efforts into indications beyond glaucoma, particularly those associated with vision loss due to direct damage to the cells comprising the optic nerve.”

The following globally recognized researchers will be serving on the OSAB:

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— Louis Pasquale, MD, FARVO, is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Manhattan College and earned his M.D. degree from SUNY Stony Brook where he was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha, the national honor medical society. Dr. Pasquale is Site Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Vice Chair of Translational Ophthalmology Research for the Mount Sinai Healthcare System. He currently serves as Glaucoma Trustee for the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and is a member of the National Institute of Health’s National Advisory Eye Council. He is a member of multiple editorial boards, including the Journal of Glaucoma, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmology Glaucoma. Dr. Pasquale is an NIH Principal Investigator with continuous support since 2006.

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Pasquale, Louis [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Louis is a member of the Class of 1982.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pasquale, Louis [MC1982]

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JNEWS: Abplanalp, John [MC1980] founded Tight Lines Advisors LLC


John Abplanalp Contributes Entrepreneurial Experience to Fordham…
By PRWeb
– April 18, 2019
– in News

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John Abplanalp is the former CEO and President of Precision Valve Corporation. During his tenure there, John successfully led the transformation of the company into an effective and efficient global supply chain management system for the manufacture and assembly of more than 30 billion parts annually.

A hands-on leader, John learned from the bottom up during his 35-year career in manufacturing. He founded Tight Lines Advisors LLC to utilize his extensive experience in the manufacturing industry and assist companies in improving their operational performance.

John has served on the Executive Board of the Consumer Specialty Products Association from 2002 to 2015 and as their Chairman and Assistant Treasurer. He received his MBA from Fordham University and undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College.

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Abplanalp, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1980.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Abplanalp, John [MC1980]

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JNEWS: Murach, Colleen [MC????] Living Our Values Award @ ConEd


conEdison : Con Edison Engineer From Red Bank, N.J. Wins Con Edison’s Highest Honor
04/13/2019 | 09:25am EDT

NEW YORK, April 12 — Consolidated Edison, a provider of energy-related products and services, issued the following news release:

A Con Edison engineer from Red Bank, N.J. has won the company’s highest honor for her contributions to public safety programs, her integrity and her professionalism.

Colleen Murach, an operating supervisor in Brooklyn and Queens Electric Operations, is a winner of the Living Our Values Award, which is for high-achieving employees who demonstrate stellar character on and off the job.

“I come to work every day with smart, talented people who are dedicated to public safety and reliable service,” Murach said. “That makes it special and humbling to be honored for my work in this area. I’m proud of the way our company uses new technologies to keep people safe.”

“Colleen brings enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity and focus to every task,” said David DeSanti, Con Edison’s vice president for Brooklyn-Queens Electric Operations. “She quickly earns the respect of colleagues with her open communication, integrity and willingness to listen. Her passion for safety is obvious when she’s in the field offering input to crew members and hearing their ideas on protecting themselves and the public.”

It is the second major award this year for Murach, a Con Edison employee since 2014. In February, she received the Technology Transfer Award from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for her work on a manhole safety program.

She has left her imprint on several important Con Edison programs. She worked with the company’s Environmental Health and Safety group to put in place a pilot program that places bags of light fill material in manholes. The fill lowers the impact of manhole fires or explosions.

Murach worked with experts from EPRI and the City College of New York to determine the best type of fill to use. The company chose perlite, which is found in potting soil. Murach was also an advocate of having crew members who work on the underground system take infrared photos of the cables to identify “hot spots.” A hot spot can indicate that a section of cable needs to be repaired or replaced to avoid a manhole event. Crews found more than 200 hot spots in 2018.

Her EPRI award was for her research into latched manhole covers. Con Edison has installed more than 700 latched covers that are designed to stay in place if heat and gases build up in the hole.

Murach’s positive attitude and willingness to share her knowledge make her an ideal example for others; she has mentored young and aspiring engineers at Con Edison and Manhattan College.

She is a graduate of Manhattan College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

Outside of work, Murach is a member of the Manhattan College Pipes and Drums group, playing the bagpipe at parades and other events.

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Murach, Colleen [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Colleen is a member of the Class of 2016.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Murach, Colleen [MC2016]

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JNEWS: Cunniffe, Clare (MC1981) Sr Sales Dir @ Okta


Congratulate Clare Cunniffe for starting a new position as Senior Sales Director, Strategic Accounts East at Okta, Inc.

Cunniffe, Clare (MC1981)
Senior Area Sales Director, Strategic Accounts East
New York, New York

Okta is the foundation for secure connections between people and technology and is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 6,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business.

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JNEWS: Nieto, Maria [MC????] civil engineer @ LaBella’s Rochester office


Maria Nieto | LaBella
By: Daily Record Staff April 3, 2019 0

LaBella announces the hiring of Maria Nieto as a civil engineer for the civil division and will be working out of LaBella’s Rochester office. She previously worked as an intern in the firm’s civil division while completing her bachelor’s degree at Manhattan College. Nieto currently resides in Rochester.

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Nieto, Maria [MC????]

# – # – # – # – # 2019-Apr-03 @ 21:31

Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Deegan, Michael J. [MC????] interim superintendent for Catholic schools in the ANY


New York Archdiocese names interim Catholic schools superintendent
Posted Apr 3, 1:30 PM
Deputy Superintendent Michael J. Deegan has been named the interim superintendent for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York. (Courtesy of the Archdiocese of New York)

By Annalise Knudson |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Deputy Superintendent Michael J. Deegan has been named the interim superintendent for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York, according to an announcement Tuesday from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York.

Deegan has assumed the position until the search is completed and a new superintendent has been named.

“Mike Deegan is one of the most dedicated and talented Catholic educators our schools have had,” said Dolan. “We are honored and blessed to have his support and to have him serve in this interim role as we continue our search for a new superintendent for Catholic schools.”

In the coming months, Cardinal Dolan will name a new superintendent following the retirement of Dr. Timothy J. McNiff.

Deegan has served in Catholic education for nearly 40 years.

He was a teacher at the following schools: Iona Grammar School in New Rochelle; Power Memorial Academy in Manhattan, and Sacred Heart School in Manhattan. He served as principal at both St. Francis Xavier School and St. Jude School, which are both in Manhattan, and was headmaster of Iona Grammar School.

In 2004, he was appointed director of inner city schools to help oversee the 122 elementary and secondary inner-city schools that served more than 60,000 children at the time.

In 2013, he was appointed deputy superintendent of schools.

Deegan is a graduate of St. Philip Neri School in the Bronx and Rice High School in Manhattan. He received a bachelor’s degree from Iona College and a master’s degree from the College of New Rochelle.

He completed post graduate studies at Manhattan College and Fordham University.

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Deegan, Michael J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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