Alumni Spotlights

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John Katko, ’84: A Life of Advocacy

March 25, 2015

John Katko, ’84, was elected as the U.S. representative for the 24th Congressional District of New York in November 2014. He is a cum laude graduate of Niagara University, where he earned a bachelor of arts in political science and received the Niagara Medal. The Camillus, N.Y., native has been...

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Leanne Stuck, ’15: Running to Inspire Hope in Others

March 19, 2015

During the summer before her last semester of college, Leanne Stuck, ’15, did something extraordinary. She ran from San Francisco to Baltimore over 42 days in June and July. She was one of 26 individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 selected to participate in the 4K for Cancer Run Across America,...

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Two NU Grads Lead Crouse Hospital to a Top Spot in CNY Healthcare

March 10, 2015

Crouse Hospital is a recognized leader in providing the best in patient care, promoting community health, and creating a dynamic work environment. That’s due, in large part, to the leadership of two Niagara graduates: Kimberly (Smith) Boynton, ’91, Crouse’s president and CEO, and Kelli (Riley)...

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Hugh Cresser, ’75: Promoting Sustainability in Tourism

February 26, 2015

Hugh Cresser, ’75, is an expert in sustainable tourism and rural enterprise development in his native Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean. Now, he is sharing his considerable expertise with students in Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, via a distance-learning...

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Joseph M. Falbo Jr., ’91: Advocating on Behalf of NYS’s CPAs

February 4, 2015

For Joseph M. Falbo Jr., CPA, CGMA, ’91, accounting is “far more than number crunching.” He views it as a caring and giving profession, and is determined to promote it as such during his upcoming term as president of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. “I think this...

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Amanda Moses, ’09: Starting a Revolution in Fitness

February 3, 2015

There are plenty of fitness facilities where you can reenergize your body. But what about renewing your soul? That’s the idea behind Revolution Indoor Cycling, a fitness studio recently opened by Amanda Moses, ’09, and two of her friends, Rachel McCrone and Colleen Kirk. The three women envision...

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An NU Connection Leads to the Gift of Life

January 13, 2015

Henry Santulli, ’63, spent the latter part of his life teaching others about polycystic kidney disease, a condition he was diagnosed with in 1984 at the age of 42. He served as president of the National Kidney Foundation in Syracuse, N.Y., and of the New York State Kidney Foundation, sharing his...

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Amanda Robbins, ’12, M.S.Ed.’14: Adventures in Africa

October 23, 2014

Lions and tigers and sharks, oh my? They’re just a few of the animals Amanda Robbins, ’12, M.S.Ed.’14, has encountered since her graduation from Niagara University. After earning her bachelor’s degree in life sciences, the Batavia, N.Y., native set off for South Africa on an internship with...

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Emily Kraus,’04: A Dream Come True

October 15, 2014

Emily Kraus, ’04, grew up watching her grandmother, mother and aunts cook and host parties, dreaming of a career in which she could entertain others in a similar fashion. That dream came true – today, she is operations manager for Wolfgang Puck Catering. Emily chose Niagara University to pursue...

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Gary Damon Jr., ’07: Empowering Buffalo’s Youth and Families

September 24, 2014

Growing up in a single-parent family in Buffalo, N.Y.’s inner city, Gary Damon Jr. easily could have become one of the young African American males he often saw on street corners, engaged in questionable activities. But his faith in God and his desire to give back to his community sent him on a...

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