Alumni

Meet the Team

Alumni

Meet the Team

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Christina Mancini, CFRE '90

Christina Mancini, CFRE ’90 is the Director of Alumni Relations and Development at Aquinas.  She joined AQ in 2005, after holding positions in alumni relations and development at the University of Rochester, RIT, and Syracuse University. 
 
She holds a masters degree in Public Relations from the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and is an adjunct professor of communications at RIT.  Christina and her husband have two sons attending Aquinas and are dedicated to the mission of Catholic education.



Michael R. Daley '79

Michael R. Daley ’79 is the President and Secretary of the Aquinas Institute.  Mike joined the Board of Trustees in 2001 and later became President in 2002.  Prior to joining Aquinas, Mike was the Chief Financial Officer for a number of public telecommunication companies where he was responsible for supporting domestic and international high-growth market expansion, investor relations and fundraising. 

During his time as CFO, Mike was a member of the senior management team assisting in strategic planning, acquisitions and management of operating performance.
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    • C. Grout '88

Christine Lopuchowycz Grout '88

Christine Lopuchowycz Grout '88 is the Associate Director of Alumni Relations for Aquinas.  She has worked in some capacity with Aquinas since graduating from Heidelberg College, including as a costume designer for the Aquinas Theatre Department and treasurer for the AQ Theatre Boosters since its inception in 1998. Her eldest daughter was in the inaugural class of the Aquinas Junior High seventh grade.

Karen Dobson

Karen Dobson is the Administrative Assistant for the Offices of the President and the Alumni Relations and Development team. She joins AQ with a great deal of experience, holding positions at the University of Rochester and Xerox Corporation working with senior executive leadership and coordinating events for Xerox's most distinguished clients. Karen is married and enjoys a round of golf on weekends with her friends.
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Anita Nagel

Anita Nagel is the Associate Director of Development at Aquinas, focusing on Annual Fund and the Class agent program. She joined AQ in 2008, having worked in Catholic education for over two decades in recruitment and student services. Anita’s twin daughters attended Aquinas.
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    • J. Polston '90

Jay P. Polston '90

Jay P. Polston '90 is an Associate Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving. After graduating from Aquinas, he attended Springfield College (Bachelor's Degree in Human Services). He is married to Mary Kay, and has 2 daughters, and the family shares their dogs, Duke and Lola. They live together in Churchville, NY. Jay was employed for 22 years with The YMCA of Greater Rochester. His interests include his self-run Notre Dame Football Fan Website, racquetball and boating.

Priscila DeBonis

Priscila DeBonis is the Special Events Coordinator for AQ's Alumni Relations & Development office. She has worked at Aquinas since 2013. Prior to joining Aquinas, Priscila owned a baking company in Rochester for 10 years. She is a strong supporter of athletics and academics, especially the football program, in which two of her sons participate. She holds a degree in English/Portuguese and American Literature from the Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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