Tag Archives: MC2019

JNEWS: Flanigan, Alia [MC2019] English teacher @ Malaysia



Former Manhattan College rower’s future looks ‘bright’
Posted June 15, 2019
Courtesy of Manhattan College

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Alia Flanigan has always been intrigued by travel, and the different customs and flavors the world has to offer. And now that she has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship, she will get to experience even more of the world outside the cozy confines of Riverdale.

Flanigan, a former member of the women’s rowing team at Manhattan College who graduated last month, will head to the other side of the world come January to teach English to high school students as part of the Fulbright Program.

She applied to the U.S. government-funded program with a “statement of purpose” and a grant proposal. “I got awarded an English teaching assistant grant. So I’m going for 10 months to Malaysia and I’ll help the English teachers there. There is also a community engagement project I’ll be involved with on the weekends and after school, so it will be very busy.”

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Flanigan, Alia [MC2019]

[JR: Praying for her safe return.]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JEMAIL: Ryan, Todd [MC2019] grad party reported by on-scene reporter McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Dear John,

Attached is a picture of 12 JASPERS, Class years from 1953 to 2019, at the party celebrating the graduation of Todd Ryan,’19.

The well attended party was held at Todd’s family’s home in New Jersey.

It was a shame to cut this great cake!

A great day!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2019 06Jun 09 jasper cake

2019 06Jun 09 jasper party

[JR: Looks like fun, but no pictures of you wearring the lampshade?]

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Louis Calvelli 
10:27 AM (14 minutes ago)
This is awesome!

Louis J. P. Calvelli
Director of Alumni Relations

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JNEWS: Stallings, Will [MC2019] Over­comes In­juries to Be­come Cham­pion



Sleepy Hol­low Grad Over­comes In­juries to Be­come Cham­pion Col­lege Run­ner
by Tom Pedulla 

When Joe Ryan re­cruits stu­dent-ath­letes for the track and field team at Man­hat­tan Col­lege, he of­ten searches for di­a­monds in the rough. He sure found one in Will Stallings of Sleepy Hol­low. “If you have a fair amount of tal­ent and you’ve got char­ac­ter, you can go a long, long way,” Ryan said of his ap­proach.

Al­though Stallings was not highly sought af­ter while he at­tended Sleepy Hol­low High School, strength of char­ac­ter even­tu­ally led him to over­come two ca­reer-threat­en­ing hip surg­eries to be­come the Metro At­lantic Ath­letic Con­fer­ence’s 400-me­ter out­door cham­pion this spring as a se­nior. In ad­di­tion, he was part of Man­hat­tan’s bronze-medal-win­ning 4×400 re­lay team and took fourth at 200 me­ters.

He has con­sis­tently been a mem­ber of the con­fer­ence’s All-Aca­d­e­mic team. His out­stand­ing ac­com­plish­ments in the class­room will al­low him to at­tend med­ical school. The 6’ 1” Stallings im­me­di­ately jus­ti­fied Ryan’s con­fi­dence as a fresh­man when his time of 46.5 sec­onds at 400 me­ters al­lowed him to rank 19th na­tion­ally. He suf­fered two torn hip labrums when he was a sopho­more that ul­ti­mately re­quired surgery and placed his ath­letic fu­ture in doubt.

“There were some dark days,” Stallings said, “where I re­ally thought I was­n’t go­ing to come back.”

He now refers to the in­juries as a “bless­ing in dis­guise” be­cause they led him to re­al­ize the im­por­tance of his stud­ies. “Once the in­jury came around,” he said, “it was like, ‘Okay, what do I have left? What else do I have that I can con­trol in my life? How else am I go­ing to suc­ceed and be the best per­son I can be?’ And it was aca­d­e­mics.”

He ma­jored in ki­ne­si­ol­ogy with a dou­ble mi­nor in chem­istry and bi­ol­ogy. He praised Man­hat­tan’s small-school at­mos­phere, say­ing he ben­e­fited tremen­dously from the in­di­vid­ual at­ten­tion his pro­fes­sors gave him.

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Stallings, Will [MC2019]

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JNEWS: Greene, Devon [MC2019] received his communications degree



Bronx man’s journey to a Manhattan College degree started in Rikers

  • The Engaging, Educating, Empowering Means Change course and scholarship program, commonly called E3MC, pairs Manhattan College students with qualifying inmates at Rikers Island.
  • Devon Greene, left, is the first formerly incarcerated
  • Devon Greene, left, is the first formerly incarcerated person to graduate from Manhattan College via the Engaging, Educating, Empowering Means Change program. Photo Credit: Isatou Kebbeh

By Lauren Cook lauren.cook@amny.com @L_Cook865
Updated May 20, 2019 6:19 PM

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Even after years of hard work, Devon Greene still could not believe he made it to graduation day. Clad in cap and gown on Friday, the 28-year-old from the south Bronx received his communications degree from Manhattan College.

“I am still in disbelief,” he said. “Not because I suffer from impostor syndrome or feel unworthy, but because people coming from incarceration aren’t supposed to go on to obtain bachelor’s degrees.”

Greene has excelled beyond many of his peers who have gone through the criminal justice system.

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Greene, Devon [MC2019]

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JFACEBOOK: Minieri, Joe [MC2019] about graduation


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Minieri, Joe [MC2019]

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JFOUND: Pitney, Lauren [MC2019] Manhattan College Softball



Lauren Pitney @lp13breakers
Manhattan College Softball ’19 ⚾️

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Pitney, Lauren [MC2019]

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