STAC chats is a virtual fireside chat with a business leader, entrepreneur, or influential thought leader sharing their insights on a relevant topic.
Upcoming STAC chats and talks
The Arts and Education: Jordan Baker-Kilner and Kevin Kilner
The Aquinas Medal's Legacy and Honor: STAC Trustees Irene Pappas, Sr. Nancy Richter, and Hasant & Dini Dewan
Brand YOU — Building YOUR Brand: Lee Applbaum, Former CMO, Patrón
Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. (HVEDC) Initiative for 2021 and Beyond: Michael Oates, President and CEO
Leadership: John Osborne CEO, North America, OMD
Managing Complex Cross Border Transactions: Alejandro Moreno, Access Industries
Media Measurement: What matters?: David Kenny, CEO of Nielsen Media; former CEO, WATSON IBM; former CEO, Digitas
The Charlotte's Web Story and the Emerging Global CBD Industry: Denie Eisner CEO, Charlotte's Web
Previous STAC chats and Talks
STAC’s Institutional Advancement team members, Jacques Tortoroli, Linda LoRe, and James Errico discussed the significance of STAC’s “Giving Tuesday” initiative which took place on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, focusing on the College’s mission of access, affordability, and admissions for all.
Listen in on “STAC Talks,” hosted by Jacques Tortoroli, VP of Institutional Advancement at St. Thomas Aquinas College, as he speaks with guests Samantha Bazile, STAC's Director of Admissions, Cindy Garvey, Associate Director of Financial Aid, and Nick Migliorino, Director of Student Engagement as they discuss the College's Social Justice and Equity (SJE) Forum.
October 26, 2020: Student-Athletes Balancing Sports and Academics
Nicole Ryan, STAC Athletic Director and Matt Schuster, STAC's Men's Ice Hockey Coach
Listen in on STAC’s Athletic Director, Nicole Ryan and Men’s Ice Hockey Coach Matt Schuster as they discuss ways STAC student-athletes build determination and sportsmanship, develop critical life skills such as leadership and personal discipline, and make lifelong friendships with like-minded peers.
October 19, 2020: STAC Talks Radio Show
Angela McDonnell, STAC Hospitality Management Program Coordinator and Daniel Dominguez, Current Student
Join host James Errico, as he speaks with Angela McDonnell, Coordinator, Hospitality Management Program at St. Thomas Aquinas College and Daniel Dominguez, student in the Hospitality Management Program. Learn how a Daniel’s entrepreneurial spirit is opening doors to a new (and delicious) business venture: Daydream Creamery!
October 13, 2020: STAC Talks Radio Show
Sean Pica, Executive Director, HudsonLink for Higher Education in Prison & Eldredge Blalock, Hudson Link Alumnus
Join host Jacques Tortoroli, as he speaks with Sean Pica, Executive Director of Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, and Eldredge Blalock, alumnus of the Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison program.
Join host Jacques Tortoroli, as he speaks with Garvenchy Nicolas '14 & Ludgar Mednard as they discuss the Haiti ABC Foundation. Garvenchy is a proud alumnus, a Project Manager in the New York Financial District area, the Creative Director of the Vinshek fashion clothing line, and the Founder and CEO of the Synergy Today Foundation. Ludger Mednard is the Founder and President of Haiti ABC Foundation Inc., an organization that empowers children through education.
September 29, 2020: STAC Talks Radio Show
Dr. Kirk Manning, Vice President and Dean for Student Development
Join host Jacques Tortoroli, as he speaks with Dr. Kirk Manning, Vice President and Dean for Student Development. They will discuss what makes STAC student life unique, the College’s new Social Justice & Equity Forum, and how Student Engagement has been impacted by COVID-19 protocols.
September 24, 2020: STAC Talks Radio Show
Michael DiBartolomeo, Vice President for Enrollment Management
Join host Jacques Tortoroli, as he speaks with Michael DiBartolomeo, Vice President for Enrollment Management. They will discuss Enrollment & Challenges during a pandemic.
September 15, 2020: Education and Criminal Justice
Sean Pica, Executive Director, HudsonLink for Higher Education in Prison
Sean Pica, Executive Director of Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, discusses the topic “Education and Criminal Justice”. Sean serves on STAC's Criminal Justice Advisory Board. He also recently founded and launched New Beginnings, a reentry housing initiative for Hudson Link students.
Join host Jacques Tortoroli, as he speaks with President of St. Thomas Aquinas College, Kenneth D. Daly.
As a senior advisor at WPP, Sable mentors and consults across the company. WPP is a British multinational communications, advertising, public relations, technology, and commerce holding company headquartered in London, England. He is a designated LinkedIn Influencer, ranking among the most widely read business leaders in the world.
August 6, 2020: Race and Ethnicity in America
Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Author and Associate Professor of History and American Studies, Georgetown University
Hear from Dr. Chatelain, a scholar of African American life and culture who is a frequent public speaker and consultant to educational institutions. Chatelain delivers lectures and workshops on inclusive teaching, social movements, and food justice.
August 4, 2020: Professional Athletes: Being Prepared for What's Next
Tom Laidlaw, former NY Ranger and Entrepreneur
Tune in to hear Tom Laidlaw, as he chats with Dr. Jacques Tortoroli and co-host Gary Dworkowitz. Laidlaw has a lot to share: "Fitness, motivation, discipline, dedication, passion, and integrity are not just words I read about, but words I live my life by. This is the True Grit Life and it is glorious."
July 31, 2020: Entrepreneurial Spirit and Social Responsibility
Jack Teeling, Co-Founder, Teeling Whiskey
The Teeling family has deep roots in the Irish whiskey industry dating back to 1782 when Walter Teeling had a craft distillery in the heart of Dublin City. The Teeling Whiskey Company was founded or "reborn" by Jack Teeling in 2012. Over the last eight years, it has established itself as the leading and most progressive Irish whiskey producer.
July 23, 2020: Political Psychology and Racial and Ethnic Politics
Dr. Camille Burge, Associate Professor at Villanova University & Assistant Director of The Center for Peace & Justice
Hear from Camille D. Burge, a scholar of American politics with an emphasis on racial and ethnic politics and political psychology. Her research revolves around three key themes of Black-White relations, the role of emotions in Black public opinion and political decision-making, and intersectionality.
In this STAC chats episode, hear about ways to connect with students and colleagues, cope with stress, and stay resilient during the challenging times we are facing together.
LCM 247 Studio’s Patrick Heaphy and St. Thomas Aquinas College moderator, Angela McDonnell, Professor of Hospitality Management, LIVE streamed an interview with Teresa Kenny, Orangetown Supervisor about her vision for growth in Orangetown in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.