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JHQ:Pat Stone, Alma Mater Human Resources on Why


Hi there — I wanted to pass along a piece from Pat Stone, Human Resources Manager at Manhattan College, if you’d like to include in the next Jasper Jottings installment.


Why I Place a Christmas Wreath on My Parents’ Grave Every Year

Pete McHugh
Director of Communications

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MNEWS: Clyde, Bill [MCstaff] Green Party candidate in 2nd District



Economic viewpoints separate candidates in 2nd District contest
Published October 25. 2014 4:00AM
Updated October 25. 2014 11:56PM
By Kelly CatalfamoPublication: The Day

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Courtney and Hopkins-Cavanagh aren’t the only candidates vying for the 2nd District seat: Libertarian Dan Reale, 32, a Plainfield paralegal, and Green Party member Bill Clyde, 58, a Madison resident and provost at Manhattan College in the Bronx, say that both Courtney and Hopkins-Cavanagh are a part of the problem.”Frankly, I do think the two-party system is right now at a low point,” said Clyde, an economics professor. He decided to run for Congress – his first time seeking political office – after seeing how positively people responded to his independent-minded essays about political issues.

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Clyde, Bill [MCstaff]

[JR: Seriously, the Green Party? Sigh! The R-D or D-R duopoly excludes any choice.]

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MFOUND: Pat Hartnett Stone [MCStaff] remembers Stuyvesant Town



The Soapbox: Baby Boomers come back to Stuy Town online
By Pat Hartnett Stone

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It has been said that you can never go home again. Seven hundred plus baby boomers who grew up in Stuyvesant Town in the late 40s, 50s and 60s have proven that, indeed, you can go home again.

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Pat Hartnett Stone is a human resources manager at Manhattan College.

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[JR: Nah, you can never go home again. But the part about “rabbit ears” was funny. That very topic came up in laughs last night. An emblem or metaphor for a different day and age.]

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JHQ: Br. David Trichtinger (MCstaff) 40-Year Jubilee


Br. David Trichtinger to be Honored for 40-Year Jubilee
Courtesy Manhattan Athletics Department
Mon, July 07, 2014

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Brother David Trichtinger, F.S.C., who is completing his third year as Manhattan College’s senior academic advisor, will be honored at a jubilee ceremony in Towson, Md. on Saturday July 12, commemorating his 40 years as a Brother of the Christian Schools.

A native of Pittsburgh, Brother David graduated from Pittsburgh Central Catholic in 1972, enrolled at La Salle College, and received the Habit of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1974. Upon graduation from La Salle College with a degree in special education, Brother David worked as a youth care worker at St. Gabriel’s Hall in Audubon, Pa. While working with the court adjudicated youth there, Brother David began specializing in counselling and social work, earning Master’s degrees from Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania.

After serving as assistant administrator of the De La Salle in Towne day treatment center in Philadelphia, Brother David worked as a counselor at Pittsburgh’s Seton La-Salle High and Hudson Catholic in Jersey City, N.J. prior to being appointed the academic assistant principal at his alma mater, Central Catholic. He subsequently returned to the work at St. Gabriel’s Hall as a treatment specialist and then served as the director of vocation ministry for the Brothers. Most recently, prior to his arrival at Manhattan, Brother David had been a counselor at Calvert Hall in Towson, Md. and La Salle College High School, where he also served as assistant athletic director.

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MFOUND: Apel, Marjore [MCxstaff] Hastings-on-Hudson trustee



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HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — The Village of Hastings-on-Hudson will hold its annual elections Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Trustees Marjorie Apel and Nicola Armacost, both Democrats, are running unopposed for new two-year terms on the all-Democrat village board.

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Apel, a trustee from 2000-2006 was elected again in 2010 and seeks another two-year term. She has lived in Hastings since 1979 and is the director of career development at Manhattan College.

Voting will be held at the James Harmon Community Center at 47 Main Street.

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[JR: I know Ms. Apel as the MC “jobs lady”!]

“Manhattan College’s director of career development”

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Comment Marjorie is no longer the ” jobs lady”. Kelly Ahn has joined MC as Director or Career Services from Columbia and has been updating Jasperlink and the college website to provide more services for Jasper’s looking for jobs

Predmore, Carolyn (MCfaculty)

[JR: Ahh, I didn’t know that.]

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MFOUND: Robinson, Jenn Edwards [MCstaff] gets kudos



Friday, February 28, 2014
Everyday Grace

One of our recruiters reflected on his trip to New York City.
By Mike Garcia

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Next I have to say thanks to a colleague and good friend of mine, Jenn Edwards Robinson, Coordinator for Campus Ministry and Social Action at Manhattan College. She is sort of a rock star at Manhattan and has done an amazing job of promoting service and volunteerism among students. Because of her, my visits to Manhattan have always left me with such a fire for service and ministry. I also cannot leave out the amazing students of Manhattan who never cease to amaze me with their eager and willing hearts. Thank you.

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Robinson, Jenn Edwards [MCstaff]


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JHQ: MC Prez speaks 3/14



Irish society will hold annual black-tie dinner on March 14

Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College and a Yonkers resident, will be the featured speaker at the anniversary dinner of the Westchester chapter of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. The dinner will be hosted by the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, N.Y., on March 14.

O’Donnell will be flanked on the dais by two Manhattan College alumni: James Landy ’76, chairman of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Westchester, and Matthew McCrosson ’72, chapter president.

“It is an honor to address the Westchester Friendly Sons, an organization that does a great deal of good in the community, and in which many prominent Jaspers have served in leadership positions,” O’Donnell said. “Manhattan’s history is closely intertwined with the story of Irish-Americans in the greater New York region, and I am proud to be in a position to help celebrate that story.”

O’Donnell’s talk will focus on Manhattan College as a gateway of opportunity for immigrants, starting with the Irish and continuing with other first- and second-generation students today.

“Brennan O’Donnell has completely put his arms around his Irish heritage,” said McCrosson. “He’s been recognized as a leading Irish-American educator, he’s marched the last several years in the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and he’s just a great Irishman.”

In December 2011, O’Donnell was recognized as one of the top figures in education with an Irish heritage by the Irish Voice newspaper. During this year’s New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue, O’Donnell will march alongside Manhattan College’s Gaelic Society, Pipes and Drums Band and several alumni and students.

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick was formed in 1771, in Philadelphia, by two-dozen men of Irish descent, dedicated to the cause of liberty. New York State Senator William F. Condon established the society’s Westchester chapter in 1954. The group remains a charitable and faith-based society, and a portion of the proceeds from the March 14 dinner will go to the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers.

More than 600 guests are expected to attend the dinner, which will begin at approximately 8 p.m. A cocktail reception will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Media interested in attending the dinner should contact John Tucker at (718) 862-7232 orjohn.tucker@manhattan.edu.