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JNEWS: Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC1974] honored by STAC

2016-Nov-06

http://patch.com/new-york/nyack/stac-honored-john-donna-azarian-sr-peggy-scarano-o-p-its-annual-tribute-dinner

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STAC Honored John and Donna Azarian and Sr. Peggy Scarano, O.P. at its Annual Tribute Dinner
By STAC News (Open Post) – November 5, 2016 8:33 pm ET

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Sister Peggy has been a Dominican Sister of Sparkill for 52 years, and is a Regional Representative for SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious), a national organization whose mission is to “raise and provide funds for Catholic religious congregations of women and men to meet the immediate needs of their retired and infirm members.” Previously, she was the Director of Development for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill (NY) and is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Thomas Aquinas College. The Founders Award recognizes Sister Peggy’s tireless dedication to the ideals and values of the College’s founders, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. She is recognized as an exemplar of the College’s motto, “Enlighten the mind through truth.”

“Our honorees are exemplary role models in their careers and community, and the College is pleased to recognize and honor such outstanding individuals,” comments Dr. Fitzpatrick. “They are long-time supporters of St. Thomas Aquinas College and our students and alumni are the beneficiaries of their involvement with the institution.”

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More About Sister Peggy A. Scarano, O.P., B.S., M.S.

Sister Peggy was born and raised in the Morris Park section of The Bronx, NY. She is a graduate of Our Lady of Solace Grade School and St. Helena High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College, a Master of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a NYS certificate in Educational Administration from Fordham University.

In 1964, Sister Peggy entered the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill congregation. She began her career as a first grade teacher, special education (reading) teacher, and as a principal of a Catholic elementary school. Since leaving full time teaching in 1986, Sister Peggy has been involved in the ministry of fund-raising, first for another Dominican congregation of women and then as the Director of Development for her own congregation. Sister Peggy has been an active member of the National Catholic Development Conference, serving on several of its board committees, teaching in their Fundamentals and More Program, and presenting both locally and nationally on varying fund-raising topics, as well as mentoring professionals new to the ministry of development.

Sr. Peggy has served on several committees for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. She has recently been reappointed to the Leviticus Fund’s Board of Directors and serves as the chairperson of their Development Committee. She is president of the Board of Directors for Mustard Seed Migrant Ministry, a non-profit in Orange County, NY that responds to the needs of the Latino/Mexican farm-working community. During the past 30 years, Sister has been actively involved in the Rockland Development Council, Inc. She was instrumental in bringing the “Leave a Legacy” program to Rockland County (NY).

Sister Peggy has received several recognitions including: Outstanding Graduate from Our Lady of Solace Grade School, Bronx, NY, the Distinguished Service Award from the National Catholic Development Conference, and a Life-Time Achievement Award from the Rockland Development Council. An award named in her honor is presented annually at the Philanthropy Day celebration in Rockland County. She was inducted into the St. Thomas Aquinas College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

                         Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC1974]

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JUPDATE: Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC1974] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Dear John,

           I believe that Sister Peggy is a member of the Class of 1974.

                Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC1974]

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2016-Oct-12

http://patch.com/new-york/nyack/st-thomas-aquinas-college-honor-sr-peggy-scarano-o-p

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ST. Thomas Aquinas College to Honor SR. Peggy A. Scarano, O.P.ST. 
By STAC News (Open Post) – October 10, 2016 7:14 pm ET 

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JNEWS: Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC1974] honored by St. Thomas Aquinas College

2016-Oct-12

http://patch.com/new-york/nyack/st-thomas-aquinas-college-honor-sr-peggy-scarano-o-p

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ST. Thomas Aquinas College to Honor SR. Peggy A. Scarano, O.P.ST.
By STAC News (Open Post) – October 10, 2016 7:14 pm ET 

St. Thomas Aquinas College will bestow the prestigious Founders Award upon Sister Peggy A. Scarano, O.P., class of 1970, at its Annual Tribute Dinner on October 14, 2016, announces Dr. Margaret M. Fitzpatrick S.C., president of the College.

Sister Peggy has been a Dominican Sister of Sparkill for 52 years, and is a Regional Representative for SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious), a national organization whose mission is to “raise and provide funds for Catholic religious congregations of women and men to meet the immediate needs of their retired and infirm members.” Previously, she was the Director of Development for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill (NY) and is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Thomas Aquinas College. The Founders Award recognizes Sister Peggy’s tireless dedication to the ideals and values of the College’s founders, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. She will be recognized as an exemplar of the College’s motto, “Enlighten the mind through truth.”

“Sister Peggy is an exemplary role model in her career and community, and the College is pleased to recognize and honor such an outstanding individual,” comments Dr. Fitzpatrick.

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit academically worthy and financially needy students through the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill Scholarship Fund. Please contact Linda LoRe, director of community relations, for dinner and ticket information at llore@stac.edu or 845-398-4018.

More About Sister Peggy A. Scarano, O.P., B.S., M.S.

Sister Peggy was born and raised in the Morris Park section of The Bronx, NY. She is a graduate of Our Lady of Solace Grade School and St. Helena High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College, a Master of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a NYS certificate in Educational Administration from Fordham University.

In 1964, Sister Peggy entered the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill congregation. She began her career as a first grade teacher, special education (reading) teacher, and as a principal of a Catholic elementary school. Since leaving full time teaching in 1986, Sister Peggy has been involved in the ministry of fund-raising, first for another Dominican congregation of women and then as the Director of Development for her own congregation. Sister Peggy has been an active member of the National Catholic Development Conference, having served on its Board of Directors for 6 years, and serving on several of its board committees, teaching in their Fundamentals and More Program, and presenting both locally and nationally on varying fund-raising topics, as well as mentoring professionals new to the ministry of development.

Sr. Peggy has served on several committees for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. She has recently been reappointed to the Leviticus Fund’s Board of Directors and serves as the chairperson of their Development Committee. She is past president of the Board of Directors for Mustard Seed Migrant Ministry, a non-profit in Orange County, NY that responds to the needs of the Latino/Mexican farm-working community. During the past 28 years, Sister has been actively involved in the Rockland Development Council, Inc. She was instrumental in bringing the “Leave a Legacy” program to Rockland County (NY).

Sister Peggy has received several recognitions including: Outstanding Graduate from Our Lady of Solace Grade School, Bronx, NY, the Distinguished Service Award from the National Catholic Development Conference, and a Life-Time Achievement Award from the Rockland Development Council. An award named in her honor is presented annually at the Philanthropy Day celebration in Rockland County. She was inducted into the St. Thomas Aquinas College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2006.

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located on 60 acres in Rockland County, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College’s 2,800 full and part time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across three Schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the Top-Tier for Regional Universities, by Colleges of Distinction in both its New York and Catholic editions, by Affordable Colleges Online as a top College in New York for Return on Investment, and is included as a Military Friendly School®. St. Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its School of Education is accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); and its School of Business is accredited by theInternational Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). 

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Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Sister Peggy is a member of the Class of 1974.

                Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC1974]

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JNEWS: Bassi, Joseph P. ‘Joe’ [MC1974] does The Space Show

2016-Jul-04

 

1. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 7-8:30 PM PDT (July 6, 2-3:30 GMT)
How Boulder Became a World Center for Space & Atmospheric Science with Dr. Joe Bassi.


Joseph P. (Joe) Bassi is an Assistant Professor of Arts and Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/Worldwide Campus. He is also an (online) adjunct lecturer at the National Security Studies Institute, University of Texas/El Paso.  Dr Bassi completed his PhD in History of Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara in June 2009. He specialized in the history of modern US science and technology. He was a senior project engineer with the Aerospace Corporation supporting national security space efforts at Vandenberg AFB from 2009-2010.  During his PhD program, Dr Bassi was a Guggenheim pre-doctoral fellow in Space History at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. His recent book, “A Scientific Peak: How Boulder Became a World Center for Space and Atmospheric Science,” recently was selected as one of the best books in atmospheric sciences for 2015 (History category) by Atmospheric Sciences Librarians International.

A retired US Air Force officer with twenty-six years of active duty, he at various points in his military career served as Director of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (Guam), Professor of Strategic Studies at a DOD college, Headquarters US Air Force Action Officer and Program Element Manager, Chief of the Acquisition Meteorology Office at Air Force Space Systems Division, and Assistant Professor of Physics at the USAF Academy.  After retirement from active service, Professor Bassi served as a space policy analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense while working for the Aerospace Corporation.

In addition to the PhD, he has graduate degrees in Meteorology from Penn State, Astrophysics from the University of Colorado, and History from the George Washington University.  While at GWU, he was a NASA Space Grant Research Fellow at the Space Policy Institute, Elliot School of International Affairs.  He graduated from Manhattan College in 1974 with a BS in Physics (Phi Beta Kappa) and was a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program.

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Bassi, Joseph P. ‘Joe’ [MC1974]

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JNEWS: Donodeo, John [MC1974] Regis Track Coach

2016-Jun-10

http://thetablet.org/coachs-track-journey-surpasses-100-seasons/

Sports
Coach’s Track Journey Surpasses 100 Seasons
June 8, 2016
By Jim Mancari

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At Regis H.S., Manhattan, one of the several mottos is being a man open to others.

In his 34 years as a teacher and track coach at the school, John Donodeo has led by example in molding young men who are open to others.

On May 22, the Regis community honored Donodeo for his 100th season coaching track at the school. “JD Day” began with Mass, continued with a ceremonial run through Central Park and wrapped up with a reception back at the school.

Born and raised in Astoria, Donodeo grew up in St. Rita’s parish, Long Island City, before running cross-country and track for four years at Mater Christi H.S., Astoria. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree in physical education at Manhattan College, the Bronx, before receiving a master’s degree from Penn State University, State College, Pa

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Donodeo, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

                    Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Donodeo, John [MC1974]

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JNEWS: Moran, Thomas J. [MC1974] retires

2016-Mar-09

Thomas J. Moran to Retire as Mutual of America Life Insurance Company CEO; John R. Greed, Company President, Named Successor
PR Newswire
Tue, March 8, 2016 12:50:00 PM CST

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NEW YORK, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Mutual of America Life Insurance Company, which specializes in providing a wide variety of retirement products and related services to organizations and their employees, announced that Thomas J.

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Moran, Thomas J. [MC1974]

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JNEWS: Smith, Bob [MC1974] at New York Supreme Court Civil Branch

2015-Nov-19

http://www.tribecatrib.com/content/appreciation-farewell-lieutenant-bob

AN APPRECIATION: FAREWELL TO ‘LIEUTENANT BOB’
By Monica Forrestall

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Wednesday, Nov. 19 was Tribeca’s beloved Lt. Bob Smith’s last day on the job. For 15 years, Smith has stood at the doorway of the New York Supreme Court Civil Branch building at 71 Thomas St. (with a total of 29 years working in the courts).

And so this was the last day that our son Maxwell Schuss, who’s walked by “Bob’s corner” every school day for the last 8-plus years, would be seeing him. Max had gotten up early to put the finishing touches on a goodbye card (Yankees themed). A little reminiscing, gratitude and a fond farewell were in order for our family on this morning.

For years, Smith had been part of the morning ritual of our son Max and many other neighborhood children as they walk to school and stop to say good morning. Max’s friendship with Bob goes back to when he was in kindergarten at P.S. 234.

“He’s had a big impact on kids in our neighborhood,” said Max, “because school can be stressful but he’ll smile, says hello and it starts the day off right.”

So many times we’ve walked down Thomas Street to West Broadway on the block’s downward slope, and see ahead other children stopping to say hello.

Bob, nicknamed “Officer Bob,” is a tall, friendly man, always with a nice word for kids headed to school. “I always smile, and try to make them smile, even if they’re crying,” Bob said.

Bob, who has a Masters from Manhattan College and taught school for seven years, said he had “always greeted my kids with a big good morning at the start of each day, and taught them to do the same.” He kept that tradition going in Tribeca and helped to foster a small-town feeling, where everyone knows the name of the postman or the lady at the corner store. His co-workers dubbed him the “Mayor of Thomas Street” or his friendly greetings to passersby.

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Smith, Bob [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Robert (Bob) is a member of the Class of 1974.

            A credit to the NYS Court System!

                                    Mike

 

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Smith, Bob [MC1974] 

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