Alumni Spotlights

Dr. Susan Hibbard, M.S.Ed.’05: Sharing the Secrets to Learning Success

Dr. Susan Hibbard, M.S.Ed.’05: Sharing the Secrets to Learning Success

Some people find it harder to learn than others. But it doesn’t have to be that way, according to Dr. Susan Hibbard, M.S.Ed.’05, and she wants to spread that good news. “We often feel like other people are just faster learners or they’re smarter,” she said. “But there really are clear...

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Suzanne Dailey, BS’01, Teaches That Small Shifts Bring the Biggest Gifts

Suzanne Dailey, BS’01, Teaches That Small Shifts Bring the Biggest Gifts

Growing up in Hamlin, N.Y., Suzanne (Olney) Dailey, B.S.'01, learned gratitude and happiness from the example her mother, Beverly, set. Now, through her podcasts and an upcoming book, Suzanne is sharing her mother’s wisdom with teachers right when they need it most.Around the onset of the COVID-19...

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Nurses Really are Superheroes! Niagara Alum Jayne Cash, '82: Patient-centered care, beyond the bedside!

Nurses Really are Superheroes! Niagara Alum Jayne Cash, '82: Patient-centered care, beyond the bedside!

  • on September 16, 2022
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Seeking medical care can sometimes be challenging. Seeking medical care for a child with special needs or one that needs special care can feel like climbing a mountain without a map. As a special needs parent, there isn’t any standard cookie cutter situation: finding providers is difficult,...

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Lana Pasek, B.S.’79, BSN’81, Hopes to Improve Quality of Life for MS Patients

Lana Pasek, B.S.’79, BSN’81, Hopes to Improve Quality of Life for MS Patients

Lana Pasek, B.S.’79, BNS’81, was working as a neurology nurse at Erie County Medical Center when she encountered a significant number of patients with multiple sclerosis. Primarily women between the ages of 20 and 40, these patients experienced vision and mobility problems that indicated the...

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College of Nursing Alum Creates Medication Administration Training System

College of Nursing Alum Creates Medication Administration Training System

  • on July 15, 2022
  • by Lisa McMahon
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More than 7 million patients in the U.S. are impacted by medication errors every year, according to the Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives (2016). Kateri Gabriele, a 1990 graduate of Niagara University’s College of Nursing, is helping to change that.Gabriele is co-founder...

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On-Set Teacher Emily (Abriola) Van Brocklin’s Classroom Is the Film Studio

On-Set Teacher Emily (Abriola) Van Brocklin’s Classroom Is the Film Studio

Sometimes your path leads to unexpected destinations. That was the case for Emily (Abriola) Van Brocklin, ’01, who works under the stage name Emily Steele. Emily wanted to be a singer, so, after earning her bachelor’s degree in secondary English education from Niagara University and a master’s...

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NU Alumna Kortney Keyes Selected to Lead New Visitor Economy Management Office for the Seneca Nation

NU Alumna Kortney Keyes Selected to Lead New Visitor Economy Management Office for the Seneca Nation

Kortney Keyes, B.S.’13, enrolled in Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management intending to return to her home on the Seneca Nation’s Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in Irving, N.Y., and work for one of the nation’s casinos.An internship at the Seneca Niagara Resort...

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Advancing Culturally Competent Care

Advancing Culturally Competent Care

In the 17 years since she earned her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Niagara University and was named Outstanding Mental Health Counseling Student, Kimber Shelton, M.S.Ed.,’05, has accomplished much. She earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of...

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Two Niagara University Graduates Serve on the Highest Trial Court in New York State

Two Niagara University Graduates Serve on the Highest Trial Court in New York State

On Nov. 21, 2021, two individuals were elected to serve on the New York State Supreme Court in the seventh judicial district. Both were Niagara University graduates: Jim Walsh, B.S.’88, and Elena Iacovangelo Cariola, B.A.’97.Jim Walsh, B.S.’88Jim, B.S.'88, and Jean (Yurgealitis) Walsh,...

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Shining a Light on What’s Right in Nursing

Shining a Light on What’s Right in Nursing

  • on February 17, 2022
  • by Lisa McMahon, MA'09
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Over the course of her 40-plus-year career in healthcare, Deborah (Tansey) Zimmermann, B.S.’80, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has seen the impact nurses have had on patients and their families, and the vital roles they play in keeping our communities healthy and safe. Today, as CEO of the DAISY...

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