Alumni Spotlights

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Roger Van Dyke, ’89: A 360-Degree Turnaround

October 8, 2015

Roger Van Dyke was not a traditional Niagara University student when he enrolled in the College of Nursing. He had been out of high school nearly a decade and had spent that time working various jobs and hanging out with his friends. When he took a position at a center for the developmentally...

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David Campbell, ’63: The Importance of Being There

June 18, 2015

It all began with the story of a fisherman. Jan. 21, 2005. David Campbell, ’63, was in Phuket, Thailand, drawn there by an intense desire to help the victims of the tsunami that had ravaged that country a month earlier, and the firm conviction that his knowledge of the Internet could be key to...

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Joshua Prieur, ’08, M.S.Ed.’10: Home Is Where the Job Is

March 31, 2015

Joshua Prieur, ’08, M.S.Ed.’10, has achieved his dream of becoming a school administrator just a few short years after earning his master’s degree in literacy. And he’s still amazed at how it all came about. “It’s been a wild ride,” he admits. The Ontario, Canada, native came to...

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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 term as president of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. “I think this is the...

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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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