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Career Day 2018

Middle school students explore interests and possible career paths
The Aquinas Counseling Center and Alumni Relations and Development Office teamed up once again this year to bring Middle School Career Day to fruition. Alumni were welcomed back to the school on Friday, November 2 to tell students where they are now and how they, too, can find their passion and make a career of it. Presenters came from a variety of professional backgrounds and this year, we were fortunate to be joined by:
 
Public Service/Police:
Theresa Bell Dearcop              Investigator – Major Crimes Unit Impact Team          Class of 1988
Paul Dondorfer                        Police Officer                                                              Class of 1995
Scott Peters                             Deputy Chief of Police Officer                                    Class of 1986
Frank Umbrino                         Lieutenant – Major Crimes Unit                                 Class of 1989
 
Politician:
Honorable Joseph Robach      New York State Senator                                            Class of 1976                                     

Chef:
Mike Sokolski                          Owner/whole-E Roasters                                           Class of 1996     
 
Architect                            
Mauro Cringoli                         Architect/CJS Architects                                            Class of 1997
 
Journalist:          
John Moriello                          President/ NY State Sportwriters Association            Class of 1980
               
Entrepreneur:  
Nick Gambino                        Owner/Allstate Insurance Agency                               Class of 1998
Garett Davenport                   Agent/Allstate Insurance Company                             Class of 2011
 
Accounting:                       
George Rose                         Enrolled Agent/Thaney Associates                             Class of 1995
 
Manufacturing/Management:
Marissa Gionta                       Manager/Rochester Colonial Manufacturing              Class of 2008
 
Civil Engineer:                 
Mike Wall                                Senior Project Coordinator/CHA Companies             Class of 1986
 
Sports Administration:
Nick Sciarretta                        Director of Corporate Development/Red Wings         Class of 1976
 
Dentist/Orthodontist:
Michael Molisani, DDS           Cornerstone Dental                                                     Class of 1999
 
 
Each presenters described how they chose their current profession, the education it requires, their daily responsibilities, and the benefits and drawbacks of the job.
 
Career day is always a great opportunity for our students to explore their interests and begin to understand how their current educational and personal choices will affect their futures.
 
On behalf of Aquinas and the entire middle school, thank you to all who made this Career Day so memorable.
 
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