Speakers Bureau


St. Thomas Aquinas College offers its Speakers Bureau to groups interested in hosting a speaker on a variety of topics. The speakers provide expertise on a diverse number of issues and in most cases are provided at no cost to the organization.

"We formalized what we have been doing for several years and that is offering a service to civic, school groups, PTAs, rotary clubs and other community organizations in the region who are seeking a speaker for a monthly meeting or annual event," said Dr. L. Durney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the College.

For more information, contact the College's Advancement Office at 845-398-4020.

Samantha Bazile, Assistant Director of Admissions, can speak on the Admissions Process and Graduate Admissions.

Nina Capitelli, Associate Director of Admissions and Transfer Coordinator, can speak on How to Transfer to a Four-Year College and The College Admissions Process.

Dr. Neerja Chaturvedi, an Associate Professor of History at St. Thomas Aquinas College, can speak to the issue of East-West Global Relations.

Dr. Christian Churchill, Associate Professor of Sociology, can speak on Sociology of Telefundraising/Telemarketing, and Sociology of Work, Organization & Bureaucracy.

Vin Crapanzano, Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Campus Communications, can speak on Getting Into College, How To Obtain A Scholarship, Real World Marketing for Organizations, and How To Organize Your Next Speech.

Dr. Eileen Cunningham, O.P., Professor Emerita of Education, can speak on Diversity, Cultural Sensitivity/Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Conflict Resolution.

Kevin P. Duignan, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, can speak on Getting Started with a Fundraising Campaign, How to Organize a Golf Tournament.

Dr. John Durney, Provost and Professor of Communications, can speak on Media Law & Ethics, Journalism & Public Relations and Community Leadership Programs.

Joanne Favata, Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Affairs, can speak on How to Organize a Fundraising Event.

Dr. Mary Ellen Ferraro, Chairperson, Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Professor of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, can speak on Career Paths in the Areas of Math and Science.

Dr. Margaret M. Fitzpatrick, S.C., President, can speak on Choosing a College, How to Succeed in College, Ethics and the Workplace, and she is also available to be a Commencement Speaker.

Dr. Meenakshi Gajria, Dean for the School of Education and Professor of Education and Teacher Education Division Chairperson, can speak on Inclusion in the Classroom.

Bart Grachan, Director of Admissions, can speak on What To Know About Applying to College, Special Programs College's Offer.

Dr. Richard Heath, Director of the Pathways Program, can speak on Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder, Psychological Assessment, and Psychology and Literature.

Dr. Barbara Ward Klein, Dean of Institutional Assessment and Professor of Communications, can speak on How to Give an Effective Speech.

Danielle Kobryn, Director of Enrollment Marketing and Campus Communications, can speak on Building a Marketing Strategy, Public Relations and Media Relations and can provide an overview of the College and its programs.

Linda LoRe, Director of Community and Foundation Relations, can speak about Grant Writing proposals.
Dr. Linda Levine Madori, Professor of Recreation and Leisure, can speak on Therapeutic Recreation & Creative Arts, and Therapeutic Recreation & Alzheimer's Disease.

Michael McManus, Director of Academic Services and the College's winningest coach in its history, can speak on Building a Winning Team. Mr. McManus retired from coaching the women's basketball team after more than 20 years at the helm.

Jean-Marie Mohr, Director of Financial Aid, can speak on Financial Aid Basics, How to Complete the FAFSA Form and How To Pay for College.

Madeline Murphy, O.P., former Director of Campus Ministry & Volunteer Services, can speak on Volunteerism.

Michael Murphy, Dean for the School of Business and Professor of Business Administration & Management Science and Business, can speak on Ethical Standards in Business.

Tim Morgan, Regional Admissions Coordinator, can speak on the Admissions Process and Financial Aid Basics.

Gerald Oswald, Director of Athletics, can speak on How To Attract Scholarship Interest for Student Athletes.

Patricia Pacchiana, Senior Executive Director of Human Resources, can speak on Challenges in the HR Arena.

Ashley Scales, Admissions Counselor and Student Ambassador Coordinator, can speak on the Admissions Process and organizing a student group.

Dr. Stacy Sewell, Associate Professor of History, can speak on U.S. Women's History and History of Affirmative Action. Dr. Sewell also organizes study abroad programs for the division of social sciences.

Dr. Michael Shaw, Professor of Education, can speak on Literacy and Reading, Family Involvement in Education and Teaching Struggling Readers.

Joanne Sullivan, Financial Aid Counselor, can speak on the Financial Aid Process

Dr. Maria Roglieri, Professor of Foreign Languages, can speak on Dante & Music.

Dr. Robert Schelin, Professor Emeritus, can speak on The Presidency, Political Conventions and Elections, and Local History.

Danielle Young, Admissions Counselor and Admissions Social Media Coordinator, can speak on the Admissions Process and creating a social media plan.





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