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JFACEBOOK: Morrison, Christopher [MC1987] remembers Sister Joyce


From Facebook

Christopher Morrison

It was the early Mass for me this morning, and I walked from our Little Red House out to the end of the block and hung a louie. I could hear the thrum of cars on Rt. 287 a half mile away, but Main Street was quiet. The air was crisp. The bus stops and train staion were empty and quiet. The bakery and bagel shop were open, lights on and I could see people up and about inside. The convenience store clerks were setting out the Sunday papers. It is a half a mile to the church. A nice distance for a quick stroll.

I saw only one other person on foot, and looked like he might not have been home to bed yet.

I was a few minutes late to Mass, but found a seat in the back. I listened to the Gospel. It was the “Doubting Thomas” story. This Gospel always makes me think of Sister Joyce, my 8th Grade teacher at St. Virgil’s. I spent the rest of Mass thinking about Sister’s “Doubting Thomas” lesson.

The Gospel tells us that all the apostles are holed up one Sunday in a locked room. They are in fear for their lives after the death of Jesus. They did not know what to do. Were they in danger? Should they split up and run? Hit the road and go back to their boats and start fishing again?

Suddenly Jesus appears out of nowhere — right in the middle of a locked room. He says “Peace be with you” to the stunned apostles. He showed them the wounds on his hands and his side, proving that this was really him. Then he said “Peace be with you” again and told the Apostles they have a mission. Just as God sent Jesus to preach the Good News, now the Disciples were to do the same. He told them “Be not afraid.”

One of the apostles, Thomas, was not there at the time. He was likely out somewhere trying to get some food for the group and hoping not to be recognized. So Thomas came back, and found out his brethren were convinced they had a visit from Jesus. They told him all about it, but he was skeptical. He said he will believe when he put his own fingers to Christ’s wounds.

The next week, Jesus appeared again. Same locked room, but this time, Thomas was there. Jesus called to Thomas and told him to touch his wounds. He did. Thomas then dropped to his knees saying “My Lord and my God.”

Jesus responded, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”

We read this gospel passage in 8th grade and we talked about it. It did not seem fair to me that Thomas’s faith was deemed less worthy because he demanded proof. All the other apostles were given proof – they saw Jesus the first time.

Sister Joyce told me (she probably told the whole class, but it felt like she was talking to just me) that Thomas is like the rest of us. He was using his brains. God has given man a great gift, she said. Intellect. She said we are charged to use all gifts God gives us to their fullest, including our minds. We should strive to learn, and we should try to find logic and reason in all things.

Faith, though, requires more than a brain and intellect. It requires a heart and a soul. Faith is an intellectual choice and a spiritual response to God’s call. If we are using our God-given intellect, we should be in a constant struggle to understand, to question, to analyze. In life we learn that we do not, and cannot, know all things. The more we learn, the more we recognize how little we know.

Faith is the act of choosing to believe, despite doubts, despite proof. It is this struggle to which we are called (Sister did use that phrase “to which we are called. . . “). The brain informing the heart and the soul. We should welcome doubt, she said. It is a challenge from God, forcing us to use our intellect and to examine our hearts. Faith she said is an act of volition. We choose to believe despite our doubts. Blind faith, she reasoned, is no faith at all. True faith is eyes wide open – and it is always a struggle.

I am still not quite sure how that helps the apostle Thomas who, despite following Jesus for years without complaint, is now known best for the “Doubting Thomas” incident. Maybe it was not her intent to help him at all – just to highlight that even apostles struggled.

I think of Sister Joyce often, even now nearly 40 years later. I marvel now at how willing she was to share these deep theological concepts with a bunch of daydreaming 8th graders.

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Morrison, Christopher [MC????]  

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Dear John,

              I believe that Christopher is  a member of the Class of 1987.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Morrison, Christopher [MC1987]

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JUPDATE: Lawson, Ed [MC1987] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JNEWS: Lawson, Ed [MC1987] was 1k pt scorer in hs

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Dear John,

I believe that Ed is a member of the Class of 1987.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lawson, Ed [MC1987]

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JNEWS: Lawson, Ed [MC1987] was 1k pt scorer in hs



Prep’s 1,000-point club welcomes two new members in Simon, Thiele
by Jim Hague Mar 11, 2018 

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There was a gap of 21 years before another player would enter the 1,000-point club when Ed Lawson joined the group in 1983. Lawson went on to play for Manhattan College.

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Lawson, Ed [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Ed is a member of the Class of 1987.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lawson, Ed [MC1987]

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JNEWS: Webner, Peter [MC1987] CEO Cyclopharma US



Peter Webner
Cyclopharma appoints new Chief Executive Officer
January 10, 2018

Clermont-Ferrand (France) and Indianapolis (United-States), January 10, 2017 – Cyclopharma today announced that its Board has approved a change in the company’s US leadership. Peter Webner is appointed as CEO of Cyclopharma US Corp, effective Jan. 1st, 2018, while Bernard Landes will remain Chairman of the Board. 

Peter Webner will drive the development of Cyclopharma’s pipeline of new companion diagnostic PET tracers for oncology in the US. His first objective will be to ensure EstroTep’s US FDA submission and approval and access to the US market by the end of 2019. EstroTep is a PET tracer approved for use in France which is indicated in metastatic breast cancer. 

“I am honored to take on the challenge of building a US division for Cyclopharma. The immediate task at hand is getting EstroTep filed with the FDA and making it available upon approval”, said Peter. “Cyclopharma has a history of investing in novel targeted companion diagnostics that are valuable in guiding clinical decision making. The company has a solid pipeline of products and clinical targets which will be launched in the future. We believe in a bright future for Molecular Imaging and look forward to providing additional diagnostic tools to use.” 

Bernard commented “We are very pleased to have Peter join the team. As our first US based employee he brings a considerable and complementary experience to the Cyclopharma team that will enable us to accelerate our US development plans while actively contributing to building our pipeline of companion diagnostic PET tracers for oncology.” 

Peter Webner was Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Sales for Zevacor Molecular and Interim Executive Vice President for Zevacor Pharma. A certified nuclear medicine technologist, Mr. Webner has over 25 years of experience in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, focused on with a wide range of responsibilities. Building on clinical and administrative experience gained at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, he has held key positions in sales, marketing, product development and management with Eastern Isotopes, IBA Molecular, Positron Corporation, NCM, and Zevacor Molecular and Zevacor Pharma. Mr. Webner earned his BA in Radiological Health Sciences at Manhattan College and completed advanced studies in product development at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. 

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Webner, Peter [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Peter is a member of the Class of 1987.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Webner, Peter [MC1987]

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JFACEBOOK: Morrison, Christopher [MC1987] planting seeds aka brainwashing



Christopher Morrison 31 mins · I woke with a start this morning at 6:25. I stumbled out of bed, threw on clothes, and ambled down the hall to my son’s room. We were supposed to be on the road at 6:30.A few minutes later, we were in the car racing up the New Jersey Turnpike on our way to the Bronx. Our destination? Van Cortland Park, or as I think of it, Manhattan College’s front lawn. He was running in a cross-country race. I was the chauffeur.

As he sat beside me, tuning up his spikes with his little spike wrench, I asked him: “Hey, where do you want to go to college?”He is a sophomore in high school. Plenty of time. But these moments where he cannot squirm away from topics like this will begin to vanish. That is what happened with his older siblings. College decision day will be here and I will wish I had talked more about choices to be made.

“I don’t know, Dad.”

“I would recommend Manhattan College.”


“It is where most of the really intelligent, good-looking people go.”

“That is true, Dad. Very true.”

“I went there.”


“Keep it in mind, my friend. Keep it in mind.”

“Will do.”

Tightening of spikes continues.

Just planting seeds.

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Morrison, Christopher [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Christopher is member of the Class of 1987.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Morrison, Christopher [MC1987]

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JLINKEDIN: Paparo, Andrianna “Ann” [MC1987] Sr Acct at Sanossian, Sardis & Co.



Andrianna “Ann” Paparo
Senior Accountant at Sanossian, Sardis & Co., LLP – Certified Public Accountants
Irvington, New York

Skilled professional with 20+ years of experience in public accountancy. Proven ability to manage complex accounting situations with quality, accuracy and integrity. Possesses expertise in educational institutions and other non-profit organizations.

  • Over 20 years of expertise in preparation of business financial statements, business tax returns and individual tax returns. 
  • Hands on experience in the year-end close process, including journal entries, allocations and preparation of reconciliations. Strong skills in guiding clients with proper recording of general ledger transactions. 
  • Highly qualified in compilations, reviews and audits of financial statements for mid-sized and small businesses that operate in a variety of business sectors including not-for-profit organizations.
  • Preparation of sales tax returns and other tax filings such as business property tax returns.
  • Provide support and expertise in sales tax audits, Department of Labor audits and insurance audits. 
  • Highly sought for expertise in U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.•Experienced in providing litigation support such as court reporting, attorney meetings and liaison with clients.
  • Assist the firm with the peer review process including reviewing engagement documentation.

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Paparo, Andrianna “Ann” [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Andrianna is a member of the Class of 1987.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Paparo, Andrianna “Ann” [MC1987]

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JNEWS: Paliotta, Michael J. [MC1987] CEO Evercore ISI



Michael J. Paliotta to Join Evercore ISI as Chief Executive Officer of Evercore’s Equities Business

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Evercore (NYSE: EVR) announced today that Michael J. Paliotta has agreed to join Evercore ISI as CEO of Evercore’s equities business.  Mr. Paliotta will join Evercore once he has completed his obligations to his current employer and will be responsible for management and strategic oversight of Evercore ISI’s ongoing operations, working closely with Ed Hyman, Evercore ISI’s Executive Chairman, and the rest of the senior leadership team. 

Mr. Paliotta was most recently Head of Global Markets Equities at Credit Suisse, having served in leadership roles in the equities business there for almost 18 years.    

Ed Hyman, Evercore ISI’s Founder and Executive Chairman, said, “Evercore ISI has an unwavering commitment to providing market-leading independent research, along with world class distribution and trading abilities. Mike commands enormous respect in the equities business. His well-established track record of leadership will be a tremendous asset to Evercore ISI.  He is an excellent cultural fit and will help take us to the next level.”

Ralph Schlosstein, Evercore’s President and CEO, said, “We are delighted to attract a professional of Mike’s caliber to Evercore.  His wealth of experience will be an extremely valuable resource for our Equities business as it seeks to maintain its top rank among independent providers of research and to provide the highest quality independent equity distribution capabilities and market insights to Evercore’s Advisory clients.”

John Weinberg, Evercore’s Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, said, “We are very pleased that Mike will be joining Evercore. Over his long career, Mike has built a stellar reputation on the Street and I am confident that under his management, we will continue to provide our clients with the outstanding service that they have come to expect from Evercore in both our Equities and Advisory businesses.”

Mr. Paliotta said, “I am excited to join the premier provider of independent research and distribution capabilities in our industry and look forward to working with the leadership of Evercore to enhance the already established capabilities of the Equities business for the benefit of our clients.”

Mr. Paliotta received his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College.

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Paliotta, Michael J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1987


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Paliotta, Michael J. [MC1987]

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