The Office of Career & Professional Development presents F.L.A.G.

The Falcon Leadership Advancement Group

Establishing Growth

The Falcon Leadership Advancement Group (FLAG) was created in response to an evolving world. Learning transferable skills is essential for students at Albertus Magnus College. FLAG implementation adds an experiential education exploration for those students who want to develop themselves professionally and personally.

The Falcon Leadership Advancement Group focuses on first-generation, minorities, international, and adult students applying their Liberal Arts education through professional workshops and community leader-led discussions.



Vision, Mission, and Values

We exist to provide multicultural and multi-generational professional development training through a cultivated effort from alumni, faculty, and community members. That effort will provide etiquette and netiquette through a combination of training and technological opportunities for advancement.  

We will strive to foster inclusive and diverse professional and personal development opportunities to enhance Albertus’s diverse communities. Our charge is to develop all members through a uniquely transformative experience. This group will cultivate meaningful academic expressions and socio-economic enlightenment in each member, promoting a culture of positive change. This specializing training will translate skills and contemplation of true objectives into achievement of personal goals. We will amplify members’ brand, knowledge, confidence, and awareness, so each may reach full potential.

We are committed to advancing all cultures residing at Albertus Magnus College. We believe in helping the underdeveloped populations on campus with real-life applications and exposures, providing a path via critical internal analysis and intentional application, born from the fruits of contemplation. Again, this is open to all Albertus Magnus College Falcons who wish to make a difference in their communities and lives. 

Belonging- An org that engages full potential of the individual, where innovation thrives, and views, beliefs and values are integrated


FLAG in 2021-2022

Fall Semester: Self-Exploration

When thinking about a life-long question, “who am I” and “what is my purpose” are two self-exploration questions we journey down in the first semester of FLAG. Therefore, having students undertake deep self-reflection, quiet meditation, and other aspects that unveil conscious or unconscious biases hindering their growth.

Spring: Balance

After unveiling one’s self-exploration, we now begin the process of leveraging these findings. Continuing our community leader lead discussions, we incorporate the application of learning, doing, failing, and failing forward for one’s professional and personal balance. From self-exploration to balancing oneself will assist in opening closed minds, thoughts, and ideas.


Thank you to all the 40+ guest speakers and their willingness to share their voice and wisdom with our Albertus Community

Congratulations to the Inaugural Graduates of 2022

Anh Pham

Class of 2025

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
Minor in Management

Bliss Weston

Class of 2024

Bachelor of Arts in Religion & Art Therapy
Minor in Psychology

Charisma Prince

Class of 2024

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Business Management
Minor in Philosophy & Religion

Cyndell Pickett

Class of 2022

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics & Finance

Dyami Wood

Class of 2023

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Jared McKenzie

Class of 2025

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Finance

Judah La Rose

Class of 2025

Bachelors of Science in Project Management

Mariah Mandulak

Class of 2023

Bachelors of Science in Business Management

Mason Baliko

Class of 2025

Undeclared Major

Mirriam Chikwamu

Class of 2023

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

Morgan Russo

Class of 2025

Undeclared Major

Rockenson Charles

Class of 2023

Bachelor of Science in Management & Marketing

Tiffanee Gardner

Class of 2022

Bachelor of Science in Business Management

Student Leadership F.L.A.G. Event

Special Recognition to our Community Leaders

Alex Williams

NCOIC, Front Office Executive / Co-Founder

SAF/MRR / Bold for Greatness, LLC

Amanda Nugent

Director of Talent & Diversity

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

Barbara Brigance BA, MBA

CEO - Partner

Family Owner Business

Briona Jenkins

Founder & Development Consultant

Briona Jenkins Consulting

Carli Knox

Executive Assistant


President & Community Outreach Coordinator


Cecil O. Austin Jr. MBA, MSA, CLCS

Insurance Broker

Owner of C&H Insurance

Danielle Camputaro

Human Resources


Dawn H. Johnson

President & CEO

DHJ Services, LLC

Dr. Kristilee Steward


Mount Carmel Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Linda Woodard CWDP, GCDF, CPRW, CCSP

President (Corporate Trainer/ Workforce Development Consultant)

LDW Group, LLC

Dr. Tuvana Rua

Associate Professor of Management

Quinnipiac University

Dr. Rev. Yvonne McCoy

CEO - Co-Founder / Certified Education Facilitator

Making A Difference Foundation / RTI International

Earl A. McCoy, Sr.

President - CoFounder / Sales Service Technician

Making A Difference Foundation / Frontier Communications

Elizabeth Stroble


Webster University

Escence Durkin, MBA

Complex Claims Analyst

Nonprofits Insurance Alliance

Elysse Williams

Founder - CEO / Mwr Child Development Center

Bold for Greatness LLC / Fort Belvoir

Eric Bergenn

Financial Planner

New England Financial Group

Glenn Xavier

Social Worker

Hamden Public Schools

Giovanni Duaqui

Partner & Senior Vice President

ITO Solutions, INC.

Jeremy Peterson

Network Analyst and Media Specialist

Albertus Magnus College

Jorgieliz Casanova

FAFSA Director & Program Manager

New Haven Promise

Katy Manley (she/her/hers)

Senior Business System Analyst, PeopleSoft HCM 9.2

Board of Regents of the University Systems of Georgia

Kevin Musco

J.D. Candidate

University of Connecticut School of Law

Kristin Schrader

Director of Partnerships

Parker Dewey

Khanisa Moore

On-Track Coach

Connecticut RISE Network

Lauren Parisi

Registrar Operations Assistant

Albertus Magnus College

Marcus Paca

Assistant Director Employer Relations

University of New Haven

Marie Hickman-Eide

Producer / Content Strategist

Webster University / Orthopedics Specialists

Michael Smith

Associate Director Human Resources

Harvard Business School

Naomi Charles, CF-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

NYC Department of Education

Rain Marini, MSOP, CEAP, LAP-C, CIP, and Qualified SAP DOT

Employee Assistance Professional

B & R Assistance in Recovery

Patrick Abbazia

Technical Support Analyst

Albertus Magnus College

Robert DiGioia

Strategic Communications Manager

Albertus Magnus College

Ruth Serino

Vice President

Robert Half Talent Solutions

Samantha Miller

Digital Content Producer

Albertus Magnus College

Sharinna Luna


Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, LLP

Susan Simones

Enterprise Solutions Specialist

Frontier Communications

Rick Rockwell

Faculty Member / Retired Chief Communications Officer & Associate Vice President

Webster University

Tiffany Young

Director of Community Partnerships

Hartford Yard Goats
Alternative Creative Theater Ubiquity Program, LLC

Tyler Olson

Senior Communications Specialist

South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority

Virginia Monteiro



Contact Information

Earl A. McCoy, Jr. MBA
Earl A. McCoy, Jr. MBA, GCDF

Founder / Creator
Asst. Director, Career & Professional Development
Office Phone: 203-752-3063