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COMMENT: Birdsong, Tiffany [MC2006] says “TY”


Tiffany Foy Birdsong commented on JFOUND: Birdsong, Tiffany [MC2006] psychology prof @ William & Mary

http://www.progress-index.com/news/20190102/passion-and-personality-define-rbc-professor Passion and personality …

Thank you so much for sharing this article. I am a very proud member of the
Manhattan College class of 2006! Sincerely, Tiffany Foy Birdsong

[JR: Pleased to report it.]

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JFOUND: Birdsong, Tiffany [MC2006] psychology prof @ William & Mary



Passion and personality define RBC professorBy
Contributed Report Posted Jan 2, 2019 at 4:11 PM Updated Jan 2, 2019 at 4:11 PM

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She is energetic. She is excited. She is motivated. Richard  Bland College of William & Mary (RBC) psychology professor Dr. Tiffany Birdsong always walks into her class with a smile on her face, eager to teach and prepare students for their careers.

“Teaching is a difficult profession that is often overlooked,” explains Birdsong. “It requires patience and perserverence.”

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A Long Island, New York native, Birdsong was a first-generation college student at Manhattan College. She then earned her master’s degree and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from La Salle University in Philadelphia. Afterward, she worked in Princeton, New Jersey before accepting the Richard Bland College position, for which she had been recommended by her post-doctoral supervisor at La Salle.

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Birdsong, Tiffany [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Tiffany may be a member of the Class of 2006.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Birdsong, Tiffany [MC2006]

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JLINKEDIN: Santos, Alex [MC2006] Proj Eng @ Arcadis



Santos, Alex [MC2006]
Project Engineer at Arcadis
Greater New York City Area

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Dear John,

I believe that Alex i a member of the Class of 2006.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Austin, Nicole [MC2006] GM Cascade Hollow Distilling

March 5, 2018

Austin Brings Entrepreneurial Spirit, Vision & Distilling Expertise to George Dickel Tennessee Whisky and Cascade Hollow Distilling Co.

TULLAHOMA, Tenn., March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — When Nicole Austin was hand selected by distilling icon Dave Pickerell to be the first employee for his spirits consulting firm in 2012, the spirits industry took note of her fresh thinking and strategic vision.  When The New York Times dubbed her “Bourbon’s Master of the Craft” in 2014, the industry applauded her distilling expertise.  When the rye whiskey she helped create won Double Gold at the 2015 San Francisco Spirits Competition, they celebrated her creativity and innovation.  And, this week, when she was named General Manager and Distiller for the newly formed Cascade Hollow Distilling Co., Austin knew she’d found a home in Tennessee. 

What was formerly known as the George Dickel Distillery will now be called Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. – the home of George Dickel Tennessee Whisky and future innovation spirits.  George Dickel’s “Handmade the Hard Way” approach to making whisky will remain the same and Austin will be charged with overseeing the brand’s 148-year legacy of making Tennessee’s smoothest, award winning craft whisky.  As General Manager of Cascade Hollow Distilling Co., she will establish the vision of what this new company can be and ignite commercial and innovation strategies for the flagship George Dickel brand, future innovation spirits and the distillery. 

“There are so many reasons why I know this position will be a great fit for me – from the jaw dropping beauty of Cascade Hollow to the incredible history of George Dickel,” said Austin.  “But, ultimately, it is the freedom to make Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. my home that made up my mind.  As a distiller, strategist and mentor, I’ve worn a lot of hats in my career which have prepared me for this moment.  Now, it’s time for me to draw from those experiences and build a business that creates a fundamental step change in how people think about Tennessee Whisky.  I’m proud to be here and ready to get to work.”

“Nicole is absolutely perfect to lead Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. because she brings so much to the table,” said Sophie Kelly, SVP of North American Whisk(e)y for Diageo.  “Not only is she an established chemical engineer and distiller, she has a real business mind, an entrepreneurial spirit and a true vision for the future of the company, its brands and the category.  Most importantly, she has all the energy, passion and tenacity to make it real.  George Dickel is a hidden gem in our whisk(e)y portfolio and we’re confident Nicole will take it to the next level as she transforms Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. into something truly special.”

Austin graduated from Manhattan College with a major in Chemical Engineering in 2006, before landing her position as a Master Blender for Kings County Distillery in 2010.  She then joined The Oak View Spirits consulting firm where she handled everything from raw material sourcing to contract negotiations.  Most recently, Nicole served as Project Commissioning Engineer for William Grant & Sons at the Tullamore Distillery in Ireland.  She’s also been a fierce advocate for the distilling industry as a founding board member of the American Craft Spirits Association and co-chair of Legislative, Convention and State Guild Committees. 

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Austin, Nicole [MC????] 

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Dear John,

             I believe that Nicole is a member of the class of 2006.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Austin, Nicole [MC2006]

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JLINKEDIN: Sieboldt, Colleen Smith [MC2006] CSR at Nordstrom



Sieboldt, Colleen Smith [MC2006]
Customer Service Representative at Nordstrom
Miami, Florida

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JNEWS: Kaufmann, Mary [MC2006] assistant principal Brattleboro Union HS



Coming home again: BUHS alum is now assistant principal
Posted Sunday, August 27, 2017 7:36 pm By Maggie Cassidy, Special to the Reformer

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For Mary Kaufmann, her new job as assistant principal at Brattleboro Union High School is a little like coming home. She attended Dover Elementary School and Brattleboro Area Middle School and graduated from BUHS in 2002 before leaving Vermont for college in New York.

“I went to Manhattan College – which is actually in the Bronx, not Manhattan – and did a five-year program,” she said. After earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in general special education, she began her teaching career in the Bronx.

“I was lucky enough to get a job in the school I did my graduate-school student teaching in – P.S. 76, also known as the Bennington School,” she said. “It was named after the Bennington Battle. I got there thinking, I’m from Dover, which is close to Bennington. This is meant to be.”

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Kaufmann, Mary [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Mary is a member of the Class of 2006.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kaufmann, Mary [MC2006]

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JLINKEDIN: Foglio, John [MC2006] Utility industry leader Con Edison



Foglio, John [MC2006]
Utility industry leader who successfully operates in demanding environments, overseeing Manhattan’s Electrical System
Con Edison  
New York, New York

Throughout my 11-year career at Con Edison, one of the largest and most reliable utility companies in the U.S., I performed in a range of technical and professional capacities. Each position – from construction foreman to distribution engineer to manager in operations – enabled me to grow through increased responsibilities and exposure to multifaceted challenges. To exceed the demands of these roles, I primarily relied on five essential competencies.


Pioneered the application of a control system (i.e., SCADA technology) to provide real-time data on defective equipment, which will reduce cost by ~$1.9M a year.


Engaged with, coached, and subsequently improved the morale and productivity of poorly performing crews within one year; increased their quality compliance rating from 77% to 96%. 


Evaluate daily the impact of planned and unforeseen system operations that affect the integrity and reliability of Manhattan’s electric system, which impacts 1.6M people – including highly critical customers such as mass transit, hospitals, government buildings, and financial institutions.

Learning agility

Proficiently learned new power analysis program in less than 4 months while transitioning between a field and office environment and subsequently reduced equipment failures by 56% and generated ~$1.1M of savings a year. 

Operations management

Increased productive hours, reduced response times and travel expenditures by proposing, gaining approval for, and opening a satellite work location. Created a cost savings analysis that resulted in an additional 1.5 productive hours per crew a day and total savings of $2M+ a year. 

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