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:
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
Honorable Joseph Robach New York State Senator Class of 1976
Mike Sokolski Owner/whole-E Roasters Class of 1996
Mauro Cringoli Architect/CJS Architects Class of 1997
John Moriello President/ NY State Sportwriters Association Class of 1980
Nick Gambino Owner/Allstate Insurance Agency Class of 1998
Garett Davenport Agent/Allstate Insurance Company Class of 2011
George Rose Enrolled Agent/Thaney Associates Class of 1995
Marissa Gionta Manager/Rochester Colonial Manufacturing Class of 2008
Mike Wall Senior Project Coordinator/CHA Companies Class of 1986
Nick Sciarretta Director of Corporate Development/Red Wings Class of 1976
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.