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PATRICIA MCQUILLAN CUMMINGS '77 & KEVIN CUMMINGS
Kevin Cummings, chairman and CEO of Investors Bank, says he and wife Patricia McQuillan Cummings ’77 epitomize the Warren Buffett quote: “You want to associate with people who are the kind of person you’d like to be – the most important person by far is your spouse.” The Cummings reside in Summit, where Patricia enabled and supported Kevin’s career — first as a CPA and partner at KPMG and now as chairman and CEO of Investors Bank.
Patricia’s own career included positions in teaching, public relations and banking, after earning her bachelor’s degree in urban studies and secondary education from Saint Peter’s University in 1977. She left the business world to focus on her family and the couple’s four children: Katie, a graduate of Bowdoin College; Kevin and William, graduates of the College of the Holy Cross; and Mary, a graduate of Colby College. Patricia’s dedication to her children and extended family is an inspiration to all who know her.
CHERYL & JOSEPH DELLA ROSA
Joseph Della Rosa is a private investor and lead partner of Della Rosa Investment Partners. He spent 20 years of his career at Goldman Sachs as well as served on and chaired several industry committees for both the NASD and SEC. In addition, Joe served on the board of Georgetown University, was a founding board member of the Cristo Rey School in Newark and serves on the national board of the Cristo Rey Network and Power My Learning. Joe is an emeritus board member of Student Partner Alliance.
Cheryl Della Rosa worked as a resident buyer for Carr Buying and also owned a children’s boutique “Little Darlings” in Short Hills, N.J. She currently serves on the Georgetown University Board of Regents, the board of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and is an emerita member of the Georgetown College Board of Advisors.
Joe and Cheryl and the Della Rosa Family Foundation’s philanthropic focus is for the advancement and education of children with needs. Both were raised in Jersey City and met while attending St. Aloysius High School. They have a daughter, Anne, son, Joseph, and two grandchildren, Olivia and Charlotte.
JAYSON WESLEY '11
Jayson Alsbrook ’11 (aka Jayson Wesley) was born and raised in Jersey City where he began his acting career in various theatrical academic performances. He has paved a way for himself with starring roles in numerous films, television shows and commercials. You may recognize him from the hit Emmy Award winning show, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” as well as “The Blacklist,” “Evil,” and most recently, opposite New Jersey’s own Queen Latifah, in “The Equalizer” on CBS, among others. While a student at Saint Peter’s, Jayson studied marketing management and international business and trade. He attributes his success at Saint Peter’s to his esteemed professors, his active participation in various student activities as well as the guidance he received from career services which helped him to secure two internships, one of which led to a full time job with News America Marketing where Jayson began his professional career. He is a brother of the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi where he had the privilege of serving as chapter president for two years during his time at Saint Peter’s. He was also an active member of The Alliance of Educational Opportunity Fund Students of New Jersey where he also served as president for one year.
EUGENE O. FLINN '80
Eugene Flinn ’80, along with his wife, Joyce, have two grown children, Cedar and Celia. Eugene is a retired restaurateur and currently manages family real estate.
Eugene graduated from Saint Peter’s in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in history. The Flinn family has a long history with Saint Peter’s. Eugene’s older siblings—Chris and Colleen—also attended the University. Eugene’s father, Eugene C. Flinn Ph.D., was an adjunct professor at Saint Peter’s for almost 20 years. Having a deep connection with the Jesuits, Eugene worked in Saint Peter Hall as a waiter for the Jesuit community while a student. Getting to know the Jesuits of Saint Peter’s in their home environment was a joy for Eugene. As Rev. Tom Sheridan, S.J., would say, “I gave Eugene a start in the restaurant business.” Eugene truly appreciated that opportunity and is also grateful for the four-year scholarship he received. Eugene was also an active member of the Glee Club and president of Argus Eyes.
Eugene has continued his service to Saint Peter’s and other Jesuit schools in the Metropolitan area, functioning as an “Auctioneer for Others.” He has hosted multiple fundraising events at his then-restaurant, Amanda’s, in Hoboken as well as serving as the auctioneer for the Hearts & Minds: The Saint Peter’s University Scholarship Celebration event in 2019.
Recently Eugene has cultivated his love of painting under the tutelage of Rev. Oscar G. Magnan, S.J., Ph.D., retired Saint Peter’s University professor of fine arts.