Alumni Spotlights

Brianna Pisani, ’11, Plans Pretty Little Weddings and Events

Brianna Pisani, ’11, Plans Pretty Little Weddings and Events

October 25, 2018

In October of 2015, Brianna (Lowry) Pisani, ’11, had the wedding of her dreams. Today, she helps other brides create theirs.As a student in Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Brianna spent some of her required internship hours working in catering and setting up...

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Analisa Singroy, M.S.’10, investigates Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals to maintain and advance the cause of justice

June 28, 2018

In the legal system, lawyers and paralegals are charged with ensuring justice is done for their clients. But who ensures that these professionals meet the required standards of conduct, competence, and capacity to perform their duties? The Law Society of Ontario, and investigators like Analisa...

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Nicholas Bruno, BBA’15: Hitting the Ice for a Good Cause

Nicholas Bruno, BBA’15: Hitting the Ice for a Good Cause

June 21, 2018

Last year, Nicholas Bruno, BBA’15, watched his father, John, participate in the inaugural 11 Day Power Play– an event that leverages Buffalo’s “loud and proud” hockey tradition to raise money for cancer research. This year, Nick is taking a four-hour shift on the ice himself, playing to...

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Cody Castiglia, ’12: Farm-to-Table Cooking, Italian Style

Cody Castiglia, ’12: Farm-to-Table Cooking, Italian Style

June 18, 2018

Cody Castiglia, ’12, grew up in a family of foodies, chefs, and restaurateurs. His parents and grandparents owned restaurants, and he remembers the allure of being creative in the kitchen; learning Italian classics from his grandmother, Loretta; and the enjoyment of serving others food he had...

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Katherine (Adams) Courtney, B.A.’03: Empowering women attorneys in Rochester and beyond

Katherine (Adams) Courtney, B.A.’03: Empowering women attorneys in Rochester and beyond

June 5, 2018

Nearly 300 female attorneys from the Rochester area belong to the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, and this year, Niagara University alumna Katherine (Adams) Courtney, B.A., ’03, has been chosen to lead them as their 36th president.Katie’s interest in law stemmed from an...

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Meet Niagara’s New Alumni Association President: Patrick Noonan, BA’03

Meet Niagara’s New Alumni Association President: Patrick Noonan, BA’03

May 31, 2018

Patrick Noonan, '03, is a proud Niagara alumnus and knows how the power of the Niagara connection can benefit one personally and professionally. And now, as he takes leadership of the Niagara University Alumni Association, he hopes to encourage others to reengage with their local chapters and their...

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Bob Sheehan, ’85: Bringing the Vincentian Tradition to Puerto Rico

Bob Sheehan, ’85: Bringing the Vincentian Tradition to Puerto Rico

May 8, 2018

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, as a Category 4 hurricane, the worst natural disaster on record in that country. The devastation that resulted has been described as "apocalyptic": roofs were ripped off homes, flooding damaged neighborhoods, and the residents were...

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Kevin Di Camillo, B.A.’92, Comes Full Circle

Kevin Di Camillo, B.A.’92, Comes Full Circle

March 20, 2018

Kevin Di Camillo, B.A.’92, thought he’d work in his family’s bakery, as generations of Di Camillos had done before him. Instead, he became an editor, a poet, and a professor, and even briefly considered life as a priest.Throughout his high school years at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute,...

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Robert Ingrasci Jr., BBA’08: Paving his career path with his Niagara connections

Robert Ingrasci Jr., BBA’08: Paving his career path with his Niagara connections

March 1, 2018

Robert Ingrasci Jr., BBA’08, knew he’d be an accountant – he loved math, and an accounting class he took in high school convinced him that it was the ideal career for him.And, growing up in the Deveaux section of Niagara Falls, within walking distance of Niagara University, he also knew he’d...

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Joanne Israel, BBA’06, MBA’13: A Young Leader in the Gaming Industry

Joanne Israel, BBA’06, MBA’13: A Young Leader in the Gaming Industry

January 4, 2018

Over the past seven years, Joanne Israel has done just about every job at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, from accounting and purchasing to cleaning the toilets and washing the slot machines. That experience is key for her in her current role as general manager, where she oversees the casino’s...

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