JNEWS: Primerano, Lauren [MC2003] NYC Parks Manager of the Year

2016-Nov-30

FROM FACEBOOK

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Grateful and honored to be selected as NYC Parks Manager of the year. I was extremely nervous but I got through my acceptance speech. A huge thank you to Commissioner Silver, Commissioner Adena Long, Louis Vazquez, and the entire team at Ocean Breeze for helping to make Ocean Breeze the best Indoor Track Complex in the United States.

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Primerano, Lauren [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Lauren is a member of the class of 2003.

                Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Primerano, Lauren [MC2003]


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JFOUND: VerBrugge, Yine [MC????] ExxonMobil pipeline division

2016-Nov-30

https://energyfactor.exxonmobil.com/behind-the-energy/yine-verbrugge/

Yine VerBrugge: The problem solver

Any time that I’m back home in New York, I try to stop by Aquinas High School (class of 2003) in the Bronx. The school is just a few blocks from the Bronx Zoo and I credit the place, its teachers and the friends I made there for helping me get to where I am today – working for one of the world’s largest energy companies.

New York City is home. It’s where I was born and went to high school and college, at Manhattan College, where I majored in civil engineering. Through grade school, I also got to spend some time in my parents’ homeland, the Dominican Republic (DR), with my grandparents in Santiago, the island’s second-largest city. I still go back to the DR to vacation with my sisters and to visit friends and family.

Math and science always came easy to me. At Aquinas, I credit my tenth grade math teacher, Mrs. Horwath, an electrical engineer, for showing me how I could use my science and math skills to pursue a career in engineering.

I was initially connected with ExxonMobil thanks to a college scholarship that I earned from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. ExxonMobil helps support the foundation, so in addition to tuition I was introduced to a company mentor. Much like Mrs. Horwath back at Aquinas, my mentor showed me how I could use my engineering degree in the energy industry.

I’ve now been at ExxonMobil for a little more than eight years. My first assignment was in New York, where I helped maintain and replace the massive underground tanks that store the gasoline we sell at our service stations. Since then, other jobs have allowed me to travel the world.

Right now I work for our pipeline division. In June, my team and I completed one of our challenging projects, at our Beaumont refinery in Texas. We were tasked with connecting a pipeline extension to an operating pipe. I know this may sound like a real simple task but believe me, it wasn’t. That’s because the pipe we connected to the extension fed the entire facility, so shutting down that particular pipe would have taken the whole refinery – and the 345,000 barrels of oil it processed every day – offline. Talk about pressure…that’s equivalent to the average daily fuel consumption of about 10 million U.S. cars.

Add to this that we only had a three-day window to perform the operation. But thanks to careful preparation and great teamwork, we pulled it off without a hitch. The new extension has increased Beaumont’s daily capacity by more than 5 percent, helping to meet the energy demands of America.

Those are the types of team achievements that I share with students any time that I am back at Aquinas. I also tell them how the teachers there pushed me to excel and how the confidence that they instilled in me has helped me get to where I am today.

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VerBrugge, Yine [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

                        Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Roden, Donald F. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Nov-29

2016-Nov-30

http://hosting-10989.tributes.com/obituary/show/Donald-F.-Roden-104186119

Donald F. Roden, 90, of Westfield, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday November 29. 2016.

Donald’s visitation will be on Thursday December 1st, from 2-4 and 7-9PM at Gray Funeral Directors, 318 E. Broad St., Westfield. His funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:15AM Friday December 2, 2016 at St. Helen Catholic Church, Westfield. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Newark.

Donald was born October 17, 1926 in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan and grew up in the Bronx. He began teaching at the age of 20 and received a B.A. From Manhattan College. He later earned an M.A.from Seton Hall University and pursued doctoral studies at Fordham University. From 1958 to 1993 he taught at Seton Hall Preparatory School and from 1994 to 2006 at Oratory Preparatory School. At the age of 80 he began teaching at Union County College, which he continued until he turned 87. For many years he also taught at Seton Hall University. Over the course of his career, spanning 66 years in the classroom, he touched many lives.

Before moving to Westfield, he lived in Michigan, Newark, and Springfield.

He leaves his wife of 56 years, Arlene; his son Dr. Frederick Roden, and his partner Dr. Joseph Portanova; and his granddog Hildegard. He is also survived by two brothers, Charles of Arizona and James of Maine, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was lovingly cared for by Dr. Paolo Salvatore and his friends Martha, Esther, and Edwin.

In lieu of flowers, contact a family member regarding a charity. To leave condolences please go to: http://www.grayfuneralhomes.com. 

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Roden, Donald F. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

                      May He Rest In Peace.

                                     Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JOY: Barkz, Brian [MC????] engaged to Lauren Arcuri

2016-Nov-28

FROM FACEBOOK

2016 11Nov 28 barkz

 

Brian Barkz with Lauren Arcuri.
November 23 · 

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Barkz, Brian [MC????] 

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Dear John,

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

                         Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares pictures of Little Luke

2016-Nov-27

 Good Evening All,

I hope this works out as I am trying to share some pictures of our Littlest Jasper, Lukie, as he celebrates his Ninth Birthday. His Mom asked me to share these pictures with you and thank you for all your prayers. Judging by his smile, Lukie is enjoying himself. He is having a wonderful year and making great strides in school. So I ask you to keep the prayers going for our littlest Jasper. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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[JR: Great. Thanks. On an editorial note, I had to edit the first and third pictures because the software kept trying to rotate them. Hope no one minds. ]  

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for John S’ result

2016-Nov-27

Good Evening All,

 
We have been praying for John S., a Fellow Jasper and High School Classmate of Mike McEneney. John writes, ” The Doctors have signed off on me, so I guess I am cured. Thank the Prayer Group for me. I guess it worked. ” Thank you. God Bless.
 
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
 
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JLINKEDIN: Berrios, Peter [MC2008] CSOC Supv at Alice USA

2016-Nov-27

https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-berrios-760b7a130

Berrios, Peter [MC2008] 
Customer Service Operations Center Supervisor at Alice USA
Bronx, New York
Telecommunications

Summary

Highly experienced leader with 11 years of experience providing customer support in a busy contact center environment for a major Telecommunications Company. A self-motivated professional with expertise working in high pressure and competitive environments. An articulate communicator with the ability to motivate others through leadership and strategic planning. Seeking a leadership role with an organization where I can enhance productivity and apply my core competencies such as: strategic planning, attention to details, team building, budget management and leading management team.

Selected Areas of Expertise:

  • Call Center Management
  • Skills Based Routing
  • Genesys Administrator
  • Business Continuity & Vendor Management
  • Workforce Management
  • Aspect eWFM and Aspect Empower
  • ACD/IVR Management
  • Team Building, Leading, Mentoring & Motivating
  • Lean Management
  • Continuous improvement
  • Call Center Flow & Routing Design 
  • Operations Planning 
  • Cost Reduction / AvoidanceExecutive
  • Leadership Presentations 
  • Process & Performance Improvements
  • Six Sigma White Belt

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