Alumni News July 2021

Igor Batista

Class of 2017

Born in the Dominican Republic, Igor Batista ’17 immigrated to the United States to live with his family in Brooklyn when he was just nine months old. Igor attended St. Francis Xavier, La Salle Academy and St. Francis College, but ultimately transferred to and graduated from New York University where he earned a degree in Politics. At La Salle, Igor was a member of the French Club, interned for Leahey and Johnson, PC through La Salle Works, and served as secretary of the student council during his senior year. In college, Igor interned with various organizations at the non-governmental and governmental levels of the United Nations. Today, he works independently as a consultant and will begin work on his master’s degree in International Relations at NYU this fall.

Charles Bonnici

Class of 1966

After his four years at La Salle Academy, Charles Bonnici ‘66 became an educator, a profession he has enjoyed for 50 years and counting. Charlie worked as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal for 32 years in New York City. From there, he went on to teach at Pace University in lower Manhattan for nine years. At Pace, he served as an adjunct instructor of educational leadership and an administrator with various responsibilities, including director of school partnerships. Since 2011, Charlie has mentored first- and second-year assistant principals through the Executive Leadership Institute. He was recently published for the fourth time with his book Principals and Teachers Can’t Do It All: Other Factors that Impact the Success of Students and Schools available to purchase on Amazon.

John Foynes

Class of 1962

Following his four years at La Salle Academy, John Foynes ’62 went on to have a successful career at the New York Stock Exchange, where he retired as a Vice President in 2001. He served in many senior positions over his 34-year career at NYSE. Included in his career were positions in national market relations, operations, fixed income securities, and executive assistant to the Chief Operating Officer. John currently lives in Armonk, New York and still keeps in touch with his alma mater.