Alumni Spotlights

JoAnna Roberto, BA’97, M.S.Ed.’00: Relationships and Reflection Are the Keys to Her Professional Success

JoAnna Roberto, BA’97, M.S.Ed.’00: Relationships and Reflection Are the Keys to Her Professional Success

August 27, 2019

In her role as superintendent of curriculum and student achievement at the District School Board of Niagara, in Ontario, Canada, JoAnna Roberto, BA’97, M.S.Ed.’00, oversees the central curriculum for 79 elementary schools and works with her senior administration team colleagues as well as system...

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Ashleigh Robertson, ’16, Celebrates Her Special Day on Monteagle Ridge

Ashleigh Robertson, ’16, Celebrates Her Special Day on Monteagle Ridge

August 12, 2019

When Ashleigh Robertson, ’16, began to make plans for her July 20, 2019, wedding with her fiancé, Alyx Reynolds, she knew she wanted Niagara University to be part of the celebration.“NU was like a home for me,” she said. “I loved spending time there, and I never wanted to leave. I wanted to...

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Stephanie Hobbs, BBA’10, MBA’11: Helping Others Find Their Perfect Job

Stephanie Hobbs, BBA’10, MBA’11: Helping Others Find Their Perfect Job

July 29, 2019

As a college student, Stephanie Hobbs, BBA’10, MBA’11, thought accounting was the right career for her. After working for a few years in public accounting, she realized that her favorite part of the job was assisting her clients, so she shifted her professional focus and now assists accounting...

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Kathleen (Lynch) Eussen, ’67: Promoting Healthy Communities

Kathleen (Lynch) Eussen, ’67: Promoting Healthy Communities

May 9, 2019

There is arguably no greater cultural difference in the United States than New York City and the Alaskan “bush.”  NU alumna Kathleen (Lynch) Eussen, ’67, experienced both extremes early in her career as a public health nurse.Eussen, the daughter of a New York City police officer and a...

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Meghan Macaulay, ’06: Sharing Light and Warmth in the Hospitality Industry

Meghan Macaulay, ’06: Sharing Light and Warmth in the Hospitality Industry

April 4, 2019

September 14, 2018, started out like any other day for Meghan Macaulay, ’06, revenue manager at the Hilton Garden Inn in Woodbridge, Va. It was Housekeeping Week, and she and her staff were starting do-outs to prepare the rooms for their next guests.But at 12:30 p.m., it became obvious that this...

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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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