Alumni News

Lauren Arena-McCann, '04: Performing with a Purpose

January 30, 2013

Children and adults sing when Lauren Arena-McCann, '04, is in the room. Sometimes they even dance. But more importantly, they become a little more self-confident, and their lives are improved in subtle, yet profound, ways. That's because Lauren, an applied dramatist who currently lives in Falmouth,...

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Veronica Cassidy Barry, '89: Providing Relief in Sandy's Wake

January 8, 2013

Superstorm Sandy is an emotional topic for Veronica Cassidy Barry, '89, to talk about. After all, both her childhood home and the home of her sister, Sheila, '93, in Belle Harbor, N.Y., were damaged during the storm surge that hit this Rockaway peninsula suburb on October 29. But she's channeled her...

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Carl Falk, '85

November 28, 2012

Carl Falk, '85, is the owner of Matthew's East End Grill in Rochester, N.Y., the site of many Niagara alumni gatherings. The former accounting major explains why he loves his work.

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Bridget Herrmann, '05, and Jackie Lanpher, '99

November 28, 2012

Bridget Herrmann, '05, and Jackie Lanpher, '99, never crossed paths on the Niagara University campus. But years later, as teachers in Rochester, N.Y., they became great friends. Here, they talk about their love of the profession and how Niagara prepared them for the classroom.

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Fred Heuer, '77: Back at Alma Mater

November 19, 2012

Fred Heuer, '77, Niagara University's assistant vice president for marketing, talks about his path back to alma mater, the things he loves about the job, and his best memory at Niagara.

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Vanessa Barron, '78: A Life of Service

November 13, 2012

Maybe if Vanessa (Houston) Barron, '78, hadn't been opening the mail that day in the guidance office of her high school in Philadelphia, she never would have seen the beautiful campus photos in the Niagara University brochure. But she did, and those photos so intrigued her that she decided to apply....

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Dr. Anthony Dardano, '63: Advocating Catholic Healthcare Ethics

November 13, 2012

When Catholics have questions about pro-life issues as they relate to their particular medical concerns, they often turn to Dr. Anthony Dardano, '63. As the physician advisor on medical ethics for the Eternal Word Network, the largest religious media network in the world, he has rendered hundreds of...

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Dr. Stephen Cook, '92

October 10, 2012

American neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing once said: “A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man -”“ he must view the man in his world.” Dr. Stephen Cook, '92, has taken this advice to heart. In his work at the Golisano Children's Hospital and...

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Joseph Shanahan, '79

October 10, 2012

Joseph Shanahan Jr., '79, is an inside sales coordinator for SPSmedical Supply Corp., the largest sterilizer testing laboratory in North America. In this role, Joe stays on the cutting edge of the industry, providing the most up-to-date information and equipment for clients that include hospitals,...

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Lisa Berta, '91

October 10, 2012

Rattlesnakes, hazardous and radioactive waste, scheduling disposal deliveries, and ensuring compliance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations are all in a day's work for Lisa (Schreiner) Berta, '91. As a project manager at Waste Control Specialists, she oversees treatment, storage and...

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