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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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Sarah Kim, ’11: From the Ridge to the Big Apple

September 10, 2014

In just a few short years, Sarah Kim has gone from producing stories for Niagara’s Ridge Report, a program she co-founded, to producing stories for Fox News Channel in New York City. Her journey to the Big Apple came via her hometown of Denver, Colo., where she landed a job at the local Fox...

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Rhonda Rotterman-Palmiero, ’88: Promoting a Different Way of Caring

September 9, 2014

A chance encounter with a frail woman set Rhonda (Goodberry) Rotterman-Palmiero on a career path that she never expected. Nursing jobs at hospitals were scarce when Rhonda, a member of the College of Nursing’s Class of 1988, graduated. Despite the fact geriatrics was one of her least favorite...

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Betty Muessle, ’63: Connecting Tanzanian Schools to the World

July 29, 2014

Seventeen years ago, after a career that spanned teaching, sales, and social work, Elizabeth “Betty” (Cassidy) Muessle, ’63, decided to take a more “purposeful role” in life. Since then, she and her husband, Stan, have been working to spread computer literacy in Tanzania. It all began when...

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