Aquinas Landmark Spring 2021

15 John Majors IV ‘91 Vice President at Brinshore Development, LLC John holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Morehouse College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and studied Theology at Emory University. While at Harvard, John served as the Co-President of the African American Student Union and was named the first-ever Goldman Sachs Fellow and a Junior Achievement Fellow. Prior to joining Brinshore Development, LLC, John served as Vice President at Purpose Built Communities, where he worked with local leaders in multiple cities around the country to help implement a holistic community revitalization model designed to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty. John currently serves on the board of Fearless Dialogues, a non-profit organization that facilitates conversations among community members. Dr. Megan (Callanan) Lasaponara ‘01 Medical Director, Newborn Nursery at Unity Hospital Dr. Lasaponara completed a B.S. in Biological Sciences at SUNY Brockport, during which time she spent a year studying Biochemistry at Oxford University. After earning her M.D. from St. George’s University School of Medicine, she completed her Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. Megan is also the Founder and Executive Director of Kids Thrive 585, Inc., a child-focused Rochester non-profit that highlights good works throughout the community and improves access to resources for children, caregivers, and child advocates. She recently began working for Rochester Regional Health as the Medical Director of the Newborn Nursery at Unity Hospital, and a Pediatric Hospitalist at Rochester General Hospital. [Virtual] Alumni Events Getting out on the road and catching up with alumni in the cities and towns they now call home is one of our favorite things to do each year. Of course, we haven’t traveled far from 1127 Dewey Avenue in the past 12 months, but that hasn’t stopped us from connecting with alumni near and far! In lieu of old-fashioned happy hours, the Aquinas Advancement Office hosted a number of virtual happy hours that featured guest speakers and breakout sessions that were more like mini reunions! We also caught up with alumni who assisted with our Virtual Sophomore Mock Interviews in December, and many more during our recent inaugural Shamrock Week. In addition, the Advancement Office has also hosted a series of webinars this school year to keep our alumni up-to-date with what’s going on at AQ. The webinars, which featured The New Era of Academic Excellence at Aquinas regarding our Capstone Project, The 2020-21 School Year from the Student and Faculty Perspective, and the State of the School Address are all posted on our YouTube channel. While virtual mingling is never quite the same as being in the same room reminiscing, and sharing a laugh side by side, we’re thrilled to have had these opportunities to stay in touch with YOU! Make sure to sign up at to stay in the know about all of our upcoming events!