Tag Archives: MC1976

JNEWS: Gulino, Michael [MC1976] in­terim AD at Sleepy Hol­low HS



The Hudson Independent
Our Schools
Interim SH High Athletic Director Looks to Revive Sports Programs
by Tom Pedulla –

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Michael Gulino, who be­came the in­terim ath­letic di­rec­tor at Sleepy Hol­low High School on July 1, is think­ing big while ad­mit­ting he has rel­a­tively lit­tle time to re­vive some of the school’s sag­ging sports pro­grams.

Gulino spoke of his de­sire to have “a great ath­letic pro­gram across the board for all kids in all sports.” The cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing his ap­point­ment, though, will make it dif­fi­cult for that to be­come a re­al­ity any time soon.

“That’s my goal,” he said. “Can I do it in one year? I don’t know if I can do it in one year, but we’re def­i­nitely go­ing to work at putting the pieces in place to have a great sys­tem mov­ing for­ward and start to work at build­ing it to where it should be, at the top of Sec­tion 1 ath­let­ics.”

Gulino, 64, em­pha­sized that long-term an­swers will have to come from some­one else. He re­tired in June 2015 and noted that his ap­point­ment is for one year. He suc­ceeds Denise Kier­nan, who re­signed af­ter an undis­tin­guished two-year stint that left cer­tain pro­grams, such as foot­ball, with a long climb back merely to re­gain re­spectabil­ity. Kier­nan re­signed amid wide­spread dis­sat­is­fac­tion with her per­for­mance and that of nu­mer­ous teams.

Christo­pher Bor­sari, su­per­in­ten­dent of schools, ac­knowl­edged the need to do bet­ter when he said in a press re­lease an­nounc­ing the hir­ing of Gulino that the in­terim ath­letic di­rec­tor “will be tasked with re­view­ing our ath­letic pro­gram through an ath­letic study process fo­cused upon im­prov­ing the ath­letic ex­pe­ri­ence of stu­dents.”

Gulino spent most of his ca­reer in the Byram Hills Cen­tral School Dis­trict in Ar­monk. He was a mid­dle school health teacher there for 20 years and the ath­letic di­rec­tor at the high school for an­other 14 years. He grad­u­ated from Man­hat­tan Col­lege and holds Mas­ter’s de­grees from Co­lum­bia Uni­ver­sity Teach­ers Col­lege and Lehman Col­lege.


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Gulino, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gulino, Michael [MC1976]

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JFOUND: Lamb, Paul R. [MC1976] President @ Scientific Design Company



Paul R. Lamb
President & CEO
Scientific Design Company

Paul has over 35 years of leadership experience in the chemical industry and in the catalyst business. Throughout his career, Paul has held various management positions at UOP Inc. and Engelhard Corp (now part of BASF SE). Paul has broad experience in R&D, operations, marketing and business management. Paul served as Group Vice President, Mobile Emissions at BASF Corporation at Iselin, N.J. where he led their largest global catalyst business unit through several geographic expansions and entry into new market segments. Most recently he founded Ogden Consulting LLC, a successful consulting firm offering strategic and business development consulting services to the chemical and allied products industries.

Paul holds a B.S.Ch.E. from Manhattan College and a M.S.Ch.E. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Lamb, Paul R. [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.]

Lamb, Paul R. [MC1976]

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JHQ: Alma Mater announces 2019 AHoF



General 6/10/2019 4:58:00 PM
Manhattan College Athletic Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019 Announced

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Riverdale, NY – Seven individuals have been elected to the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019, and one team has been selected for special recognition. The 41st annual induction ceremony and dinner will take place on Saturday, November 9.

“I am very thrilled for these former Jasper greats to be inducted into the our school’s Athletic Hall of Fame,” said Marianne Reilly ’82, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “This class represents the broad based participation and achievement of our athletic program.

This year’s honorees are:
Nick Derba ’07 (baseball)
Andrew Hlushko ’83 (men’s soccer)
Pontus Lundqvist ’99 (men’s track & field)
Michael Mulqueen ’76 (men’s track & field)
Arthur Orlando ’61 (baseball/men’s basketball)
Emily (Rogic) Baricevic ’97 (women’s soccer)
Daniel Sullivan ’71 (men’s track & field)

Additionally, the 1978-79 women’s basketball team will be honored for its contributions as the very first women’s varsity athletic team at the college.

“My thanks to the Hall of Fame committee for their diligence and participation in the selection process,” said Joe Ryan ’81, ’86, Hall of Fame selection committee president. “We congratulate the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees and their sponsors.”

Nick Derba ’07 was a three-time All-MAAC First Team selection and a key component in the Jaspers’ 2006 team that defeated Nebraska and San Francisco in NCAA Regional Play. He helped lead Manhattan to 121 wins during his four years and finished up with 212 hits, 172 runs 26 home runs and 129 RBI, before being drafted by the St. Louis in the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Derba played six years of professional baseball in the Cardinals’ organization, rising to the Triple-A ranks and is currently is the Head Coach at the University of Maine.

Andrew Hlushko ’83 was one of the top goaltenders in program history, earning three straight Tri-State Conference honors. The 1980 Tri-State MVP as a sophomore, he helped lead the Jaspers to a 10-5-2 record, including a 7-1 league mark as a sophomore. Hlushko graduated with a then school-record 12 career shutouts, including five-straight at one point. He is also second in program history with 341 career saves, was named to the Kronenburg Invitational All-Tournament team in 1980. Following graduation, Hlushko has also served on Manhattan College School of Engineering, Electrical Department Board of Advisors for 12 years.

Pontus Lundqvist ’99 is one of the top decathletes in program history, finishing 12th at the 1999 NCAA Outdoor Championships with 7,227 points. Earlier in the year, he announced his presence on the national stage, by defeating US Olympian Tom Pappas to win the 1999 Sea Ray Relays Decathlon Title. An exceptional athlete, Lundqvist routinely scored in six to eight events at the conference meets and was the 1999 IC4A Indoor Pentathlon and 1999 IC4A Outdoor Decathlon Champion.

Michael Mulqueen ’76 was a member of the 1973 NCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Championship team and was one of the Jaspers’ top hurdlers during his career. He has continued to make an impact on the sport since his graduation, having recently completed his 37th year as the Head Coach of the Rutgers University Men’s Track & Field team. During his time with the Scarlet Knights, Mulqueen has earned conference coach of the year honors on six occasions and NCAA District Coach of the Year accolades five times.

Arthur Orlando ’61 was a two-year standout for the baseball and basketball programs at Manhattan. Following an impressive senior campaign on the hardwood, he was selected to play in the 1961 Metropolitan Catholic Basketball Festival. On the diamond, Orlando was an accomplished pitcher who was offered a professional contract by the St. Louis Cardinals. Following graduation, he served as the first-ever varsity basketball coach at Clarkstown South High School, before he was taken from us way too soon at the age of 36.

Emily (Rogic) Baricevic ’97 is the most accomplished scorer in the history of the women’s soccer program at Manhattan, finishing with a program-record 40 goals and 95 points in her time in Riverdale. She broke onto the scene with a program-record 24 goals and 53 points as a freshman in 1993 en route to being named the MAAC Rookie of the Year. Both marks also rank second in the all-time MAAC record book. In large part to Rogic, Manhattan scored a program-record 53 goals and won 11 matches, which was the program standard for over 20 years.

Daniel Sullivan ’71 is one of the top cross country runners in school history. To date, he is the lone student-athlete in program history to qualify for three straight NCAA Championships, while helping lead the Jaspers to a pair of undefeated seasons. A standout on the track as well, he was a constant scoring member of the Manhattan Metropolitan Championship teams in 1968 and 1971. Sullivan returned to Riverdale as the first-ever coach of the women’s cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field programs, guiding the Jaspers to the 1986 MAAC Cross Country and 1991 MAAC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

The 41st Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 9 in the Great Room of the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons. Registration information will be available in the fall.

With the election this year’s class, the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame now includes 275 members.

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Baricevic, Emily Rogic [MC1997]

Derba, Nick [MC2007]

Hlushko, Andrew [MC1983]

Lundqvist, Pontus [MC1999]

Mulqueen, Michael [MC1976]

Orlando, Arthur [MC1961] 

Sullivan, Daniel [MC1971]

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JFOUND: Mercando, Anthony [MC1976] running for Bronxville school trustee



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Anthony Mercando has been a resident of Bronxville since 2011 but was born and raised about 2 miles away in the Dunwoodie section of Yonkers. He is married to Lee-Ann Mercando. They previously lived for 23 years in Irvington,New York, where they raised their four children, all of whom graduated from Irvington Public schools.

Anthony holds an electrical engineering degree from Manhattan College in the Bronx, and an MD degree from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He is a practicing cardiologist at New York Presbyterian Medical Group and is on staff at New York Presbyterian-Lawrence Hospital (for the past 31 years), and Columbia University Medical Center (for the past 26 years). He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Anthony is a past board member of the Irvington Education Foundation and is interested in becoming more involved in the Bronxville community and the Bronxville public schools.

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Mercando, Anthony [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mercando, Anthony [MC1976]

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JFOUND: Tramontano, William [MC1976] Interim President @ Queens College



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William Tramontano has been appointed Interim President of Queens College, effective June 1. He is currently serving as senior advisor to the president for student success and strategic initiatives at Hunter College. In that capacity, he works closely with Academic Affairs on raising retention and graduation rates, and oversees student success initiatives including efforts to improve course availability, strengthen student engagement and bolster postgraduate outcomes. Previously, Dr. Tramontano spent a decade as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Brooklyn College, where he led a successful effort to improve graduation rates and led the establishment of a five-school structure, the expansion of the faculty, the creation of the Feinstein Graduate School of Cinema and the accreditation of the business school. His tenure there was preceded by five years of service at Lehman College, where he was acting provost and dean of natural and social sciences. A cellular biologist, Dr. Tramontano graduated from Manhattan College and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from New York University. He returned to Manhattan College to teach and spent 22 years on the college’s biology faculty, including 14 years as department chair. Tramontano has served on CUNY’s Conflicts of Interest Committee and chaired the CUNY Council of Provosts’ Academic Policy Committee.

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Tramontano, William [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tramontano, William [MC1976]

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[JR: Another story about his first day on the job.]

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JFOUND: Bonanni, Luciano B. [MC1976] COO @ Fonar Corp



110 Marcus Drive
Melville, New York 11747
(631) 694-2929

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Luciano B. Bonanni (age 63) has served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President (EVP) for Fonar Corporation since June 27, 2016. Prior to his appointment as COO, Mr. Bonanni had served the Company as Vice President since 1989, during which time he oversaw general operations, research and development, manufacturing, service, sales, finance, accounting and regulatory compliance. Prior to 1989, Mr. Bonanni held the title of Vice President of Production and Engineering from the time of Fonar’s initial public offering in 1981. Mr. Bonanni joined the Company as an electrical engineer in 1978. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Manhattan College.

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Bonanni, Luciano B. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bonanni, Luciano B. [MC1976]

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JFOUND: Giordano, Tony [MC1976] Director of Baseball @ Vision Quest Agency



Director of Baseball

Anthony single-handedly built a successful baseball agency from the ground up leading him to be one the best-kept secrets in the business. His unique combination of tenaciousness and passion for providing top-notch representation for his clients led him to a sixteen-year career representing over twenty-five professional players such as John Franco, Bronson Arroyo, A.J. Pierzynski, Dave Eiland, Scott Coolbaugh, Allen Watson, Brian Barber, and Jeff Innis. Further, many of his former clients are still working in MLB as either scouts or executives providing Tony with a tremendous network.

Tony is a graduate of Manhattan College. Anthony has three children and seven grandchildren. He currently resides in Smithtown, NY.

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Giordano, Tony [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Giordano, Tony [MC1976]

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