Tag Archives: MC1976

JLINKEDIN: Dumont, Wayne [MC1976] reinterprets the “Cold War”


Jasper Alumni – Manhattan College — 1,516 members

Wayne Dumont

First One !

I wrote an article on an experience early in my career. Its published in LinkedIn . It is rare and hopefully people in their careers now will have an experience like this.

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My 1st position out of Manhattan College was an interesting position. Within a year I was handling Corfo, NY’s 35 bank accounts and buying foreign exchange on the spot market to pay off foreign debt and buying equipment overseas to be shipped to Chile (VALPO). 

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Wayne Dumont
Berger Hardware
The Culinary Institute of America

Until the right opportunity comes I will continue to be involved in my causes, investments, school events, & new experiences.

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COMMENT: O’Connell, Bill (MC1976) suggests “deplorable”


COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) says DJT45’s remarks were racist

Perhaps instead of referring to them as s**thole countries he should have called them deplorable countries. I’m sure that would pass muster with the left as they cheered Hillary Clinton referring to half of all AMERICANS as deplorable.

Bill O’Connell, 1976

[JR: An EXCELLENT suggestion. Laugh!]

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JNEWS: Lauria, Joe [MC1976] VP Black & Veatch



Black & Veatch taps Joe Lauria to support rapid growth water markets in U.S. New role established to lead water business growth in California, Florida and Texas September 14, 2017 09:00 ET

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Black & Veatch has named Joe Lauria as its Vice President and Director of Planning and Growth for the Americas in the company’s water business. In this new role, Lauria will help clients identify and implement sustainable solutions to evolving water challenges. Based in Irvine, California, his primary focus will be on fast-growth U.S. markets in California, Florida and Texas.

Lauria’s appointment reflects growing demand for system resilience and sustainable water supplies in rapidly growing regions impacted by shifting demographics and climate conditions.

“Joe adds technical, engineering and financial expertise, particularly in areas of water supply, water and wastewater treatment, and conveyance which are vital for supporting growing population centers,” said Mike Orth, Executive Managing Director, Americas, for Black & Veatch’s water business. “His knowledge gained from projects coast to coast, coupled with leadership on large-scale projects, adds impactful value to our service capabilities.”

Lauria brings more than 30 years of business development and project management experience and has led capital projects totaling more than $1.5 billion. He served as balance-of-plant engineering project director for the Carlsbad Seawater Desalination Project in southern California, the largest drinking water desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere.

Editor’s Notes:

  • Lauria is a board-certified environmental engineer and licensed professional engineer in multiple states. He received his master’s degree in environmental engineering and bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College in New York.
  • Lauria is an active member of the Water Environment Federation, California Water Environment Association and Water Design-Build Council. He has also served as an executive board member for the Water Design-Build Council and the California Association of Sanitation Agencies. 

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Lauria, Joe [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Joe is a member of the Class of 1976.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lauria, Joe [MC1976]

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JNEWS: Long, Joe [MC1976] a lifelong passion for Irish studies



Celebrating 10 years of the Master of Arts program in Irish and Irish-American Studies at Glucksman Ireland House NYU
Miriam Nyhan Grey PhD@GIHNYU March 08, 2017 03:17 AM 

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Among the first students admitted to the program in the fall of 2007 was Joe Long, the son of Irish immigrants who came to New York from Arklow, Co. Wicklow in the 1920s. Joe grew up near a neighborhood made famous by the classic film On the Waterfront. A senior sales and management director with United Technologies Group, Joe already had a lifelong passion for the study of Ireland from his undergraduate days

A senior sales and management director with United Technologies Group, Joe already had a lifelong passion for the study of Ireland from his undergraduate days in Manhattan College. He took a scenic route through the M.A. program, mainly due to the pressures of his busy job, but he graduated in 2012, having completed a thesis based on oral histories with the Irish in Chelsea and Greenwich Village that was later published in the annual journal New York Irish History.  Joe is still pursuing that interest by working on a documentary film and he generously returns to the classroom to share his experiences with our undergraduate students.

 Joe is still pursuing that interest by working on a documentary film and he generously returns to the classroom to share his experiences with our undergraduate students.

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Long, Joe [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Joe is a member of the Class of 1976.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Long, Joe [MC1976]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Ray


Good Morning All,

From Bill Harkins, our prayers ate requested for Ray Wuertz ’76. Ray had a major Cardiac incident on December 29 and is now in Rehab at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. We pray for Ray, his Wife, Francesca and their Family. We pray for complete and quick recovery returning Ray to his full life once again. Ray has been active over the years at the College as an Advisor to Mechanical Engineering and more recently as a leader of the team organizing the Jersey Shore Jasper Summer Event.
Thank you Bill. Thank you all. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
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JNEWS: Boscia, Paul [MC1976] un-retires into Undersheriff Putnam County



Police & Fire
Putnam Names County Undersheriff
Paul Boscia, who just recently retired from the Sheriff’s Office, will take the post.
By Lanning Taliaferro (Patch Staff) – January 19, 2017 7:08 am ET

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Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces that he has named Paul Boscia as the new Undersheriff of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Boscia’s appointment fills a vacancy in the position following the untimely death on Nov. 15, 2016 of the previous long-time Undersheriff, Peter Convery.

Boscia’s official appointment as Undersheriff will commence on Feb. 6 and is effective through the remainder of Smith’s current elected term of office, which runs through Dec. 31, 2017.

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In addition to his long police service, Boscia has served his country in the Air Force, first serving as an active member for ten years before joining the Sheriff’s Office and then continuing as a member of the Air Force Reserve until retiring in 2006 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Boscia holds a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He and his wife, Regina, reside in Putnam County, where they have raised their four children.

“The death of Undersheriff Peter Convery left a big hole in our hearts and it also left big shoes to fill in leading the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office and in serving our citizens,” said Smith in the announcement. “I am grateful to Paul Boscia and to his wife, Regina, for temporarily putting their retirement plans on hold and for answering the call to duty for the people of Putnam County.

Following the Sheriff’s announcement, Boscia said that he is “honored by the Sheriff’s appointment” and that he is “privileged to serve as his Undersheriff.” Boscia went on to express confidence that his long experience in the Sheriff’s Office will enable him to serve the County well in his new role: “The Sheriff is an outstanding leader and I am prepared, together with the very capable command staff of the Sheriff’s Office, to assist him in fulfilling our mission to serve and protect the community with professionalism and dedication.”

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Boscia, Paul [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Paul is a member of the class of 1976.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Boscia, Paul [MC1976]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Katie


Good Afternoon All,

Bill O’Connell has Shared some tragic news of his friend and Classmate, Mike Keogh ’74, Track and Field, Cross Country Hall of Famer. Mike’s Daughter, Katie, on January 6, 2017, was struck by a train in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Katie, a Sophomore at LSU was tragically taken. We pray for Katie, Mike and his Family. We pray that Mike and his Family find some peace in the knowledge that Katie rests in God’s Loving and Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Losing a Child is a loss unfathomable to most of us and we can only imagine the pain. Please raise the volume for the Family in this so terrible time. In respect to Mike’s privacy, please refrain from calling or texting Mike for the time being. Your prayers are appreciated and Mike thanks each of you and his Friends and Teammates. Thank you Bill for reaching out. Thank you Tom Delaney for your sharing as well. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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O’Connell, Bill (MC1976)

Keogh, Mike [MC1974]

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