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JNEWS: Groneman, William III [MC1974] a writer presents 9/10 Brady, TX

2017-Aug-22

http://www.hillcountrypassport.com/mason/article/20328/heart-of-texas-historians-storytellers

Heart of Texas Historians & Storytellers
 
 

The Heart of Texas Historians and Storytellers will be hosting their 5th annual event on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Heart of Texas Event Center. This year the group has invited William Groneman III who was a captain and company commander of Engine Company 308 which worked at Ground Zero just hours after the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

William Groneman III was born and raised in New York City, and currently lives in Kerrville, Texas. He is a graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in History. He is also a former member of NYC Fire Department, having served in the ranks of Firefighter, Fire Marshal, Lieutenant, and Captain. He retired in February 2002 after twenty-five years to pursue his writing career.

Groneman was off duty as Captain of Engine Company 308 on the morning of September 11, 2001. He returned to duty, going to the scene of the World Trade Center attack with a team of his firefighters. They remained there for the next twelve hours contributing to the rescue efforts. He and the men from Engine 308 returned to the scene a number of times in the following weeks. His book, September 11: A Memoir, (2011) tells the story of his experiences.

Although Groneman’s presentation will focus on the events of September 11, 2001, he is also a long-time student of the battle of the Alamo. He has written a number of books and articles exploring the history of the Alamo and the questions surrounding the death of David Crockett. Other books he has written are: Alamo Defenders – A Genealogy: The People and Their Words, 1990; Defense of a Legend: Crockett and the De la Pena Diary, 1994; Battlefields of Texas, 1998; Death of a Legend: The Myth and Mystery Surrounding the Death of Davy Crockett, 1999; David Crockett – Hero of the Common Man, 2005; Eyewitness to the Alamo, 2017. In addition, Groneman has contributed numerous articles to the Forge Books anthologies; an original song to the Western Writers of American’s music anthology; and has published articles in Roundup Magazine, the Steinbeck Review, True West, and Wild West Magazines. He is a member of the Western Writers of America, The Western Music Association, the John Steinbeck Society, and the Texas Folklore Society.

In addition to Groneman’s presentation, special guests Brandon and Kelly Bohannon will be sharing their insights and experiences of September 11 while residing in NYC. The Bohannons recently accepted a position with a new church near Ft. Worth after having served the congregation of Vision Heights Church in Brady for seven years. Kelly taught Math at Brady High School, and aside from church commitments, they and their two sons were heavily involved in community activities during their time here.

During the event, Brady’s EMS and Fire Department of Brady, and volunteer fire departments of Lohn, Melvin, Placid, Rochelle, and Voca will be recognized for their daily heroism and willingness to come to the aid of all citizens and who proudly serve our community by providing 24-hour fire protection and advanced medical life support service.  Newly appointed Brady Fire Chief, Brian Meroney will also be sharing his insights of 9/11. Meroney was last employed at the Saginaw Fire Department and has more than 23 years of firefighting experience. He is has obtained numerous certifications including both fire and EMS instructor certification. The HOT Historians and Storytellers group is proud to recognize the life-saving contributions and achievements as well as the dedication and commitment of those who serve in the various fire departments and EMS.

This very special presentation by William Groneman III will be Sunday, September 10, beginning at 2:00 PM at the Heart of Texas Event Center, 805 San Angelo Hwy. 87. There is no admission charge, although donations will be gratefully accepted at the door. The Heart of Texas Historians and Storytellers is a collaborative group made up of representatives from the Heart of Texas Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Heart of Texas Historical Museum, and the Heart of Texas Writers Group.

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Groneman, William III [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1974.

                                       Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Groneman, William III [MC1974]

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JNEWS: Costantini, Dan [MC1974] VP, Pgm Ops Horizon Global Partners

2017-Aug-13

As of March 2017, Costantini, Dan [MC1974] is the VP, Program Operations for Horizon Global Partners (HgP).  This is an international integration consortium specializing in C4I and national security systems and operations, based out of Washington DC

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JEMAIL: Costantini, Daniel W. (MC1974) VP Pgm Ops Horizon Global Partners

2017-Jul-10

FYI, as of Feb2017, I am VP Program Operations for Horizon Global Partners, an international company representing a consortium of large and small business in the Security, Cyberspace, Command & Control (C4I) and Training areas.

Thanks, class of 74

Dan

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Costantini, Daniel W. (MC1974)

[JR: Congrats. Always nice to have the news delivered instead of depending up Google.]  

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JNEWS: Moran, Tom [MC1974] Irish America’s Business 100 list

http://irishamerica.com/archives/2017-archive/june-july-2017/

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Tom Moran Receives Honorary Doctorate from Manhattan College

Tom Moran delivers the 2017 commencement speech at Manhattan College. (Photo: Ben Asen / Courtesy Manhattan College)

Tom Moran, a perennial figure on Irish America’s Business 100 list and a member of our Hall of Fame, received an honorary degree in humane letters from his alma mater, Manhattan College, and…

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Moran, Tom [MC1974]

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JUPDATE: Savage, Joseph J. [MC1974] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953) and others

2017-May-08

2017-May-08 

JNEWS: Savage, Joseph J. [MC1974] retires from Webster Financial Corporation 2017-May-04

https://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Webster+Financial+%28WBS%29+Chairman+Joseph+J.+Savage+to+Retire+on+June+30/12860294.html

Webster Financial (WBS) Chairman Joseph J. Savage to Retire on June 30

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Dear John,

               I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1974.

                                Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Savage, Joseph J. [MC1974]

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JNEWS: Savage, Joseph J. [MC1974] retires from Webster Financial Corporation

2017-May-04

https://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Webster+Financial+%28WBS%29+Chairman+Joseph+J.+Savage+to+Retire+on+June+30/12860294.html

Webster Financial (WBS) Chairman Joseph J. Savage to Retire on June 30

Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS), parent of Webster Bank, announced today that Executive Vice Chairman Joseph J. Savage will retire effective June 30 following a distinguished 40-year career in banking, culminating in 15 years of outstanding service to Webster.

Savage joined Webster in April 2002 as executive vice president, Commercial Banking. He was promoted to president in 2014 and to the board of directors of Webster Bank. He was appointed executive vice chairman in October 2015. He has overseen Private Banking and Human Resources, and has developed and guided the bank’s programs for leadership development and employee engagement in recent years.

“Joe has been a cornerstone of Webster Bank’s growth and progress, having made significant contributions on many fronts during his distinguished career, at first in Commercial Banking and then ever more broadly across Webster. Joe is a steward and champion of our values, known as the Webster Way, and our differentiated culture, and has continually brought them to life for customers and the bankers he leads,” said James C. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer. “Joe’s ceaseless focus on relationship value and his dedication to mentoring future leaders will help keep us ‘strong at the core,’ as Joe would say, for years to come.”

Savage was instrumental in the early growth of Webster’s Commercial Banking business. He guided Webster’s successful entries into Fairfield County in 2002, the Boston market in 2009, and the metro New York City area in 2013. “Under Joe’s leadership, Commercial Banking has grown five-fold in footings and revenue and is today Webster’s most profitable business,” Smith said.

Savage also has spent considerable time living up to the communities we serve. He is chairman of the MetroHartford Alliance, director of the Connecticut Bankers Association, and director emeritus for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. He is a director of the Travelers Championship Committee, a member of the board of the Bushnell and a previous campaign chair for United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.

Prior to joining Webster, Savage was executive vice president of the Communications and Energy banking group for CoBank in Denver from 1996 to 2002. Earlier in his career, he worked at the Bank of New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and an MBA at Seton Hall University. 

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Savage, Joseph J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1974.

                                Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Savage, Joseph J. [MC1974]

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JNEWS: Squires, Peter [MC1974] New Milford HS AHoF

2017-May-03

http://www.newmilfordspectrum.com/news/article/1st-wave-of-inductees-chosen-for-honor-11114947.php

1st wave of inductees chosen for honor
Updated 12:12 pm, Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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Three legendary coaches and nine standout athletes representing a span of more than 80 years have been chosen as the New Milford High School Athletic Hall of Fame’s first class of inductees.

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Peter Squires

Generally recognized as the best in a long line of outstanding distance runners at NMHS, Peter Squires, Class of 1970, won Western Connecticut Conference individual cross country titles in his freshman, sophomore and junior years, and capped his harrier career with a state class ‘M’ title and state open silver medal in his junior season.

He led the Green Wave to WCC team championships each year before heading to Lyndon Institute in Vermont for his senior year to prep for a college running career.

In indoor track & field, he won the state mile title as a sophomore and state two-mile gold as a junior.

His bravura Green Wave outdoor track career was highlighted by numerous individual WCC titles, state mile titles as a freshman and sophomore and state two-mile laurels as a sophomore and junior.

Several years later, Peter Squires was an All-American runner for Manhattan College. He then went on to win many road races, including marathons, contend twice for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, and dedicate his adult life to coaching young runners. 

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Squires, Peter [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Peter is a member of the Class of 1974.

                                    Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Squires, Peter [MC1974]

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