Alumni Spotlights

Salvatore, ’03, and Jaime (Goodness) Salafia, ’03: Giving Wings to a New Business

Salvatore, ’03, and Jaime (Goodness) Salafia, ’03: Giving Wings to a New Business

November 11, 2019

Salvatore, ’03, and Jaime (Goodness) Salafia, ’03, have been together since the seventh grade, when they met in a home and careers class. They dated through high school and decided to attend Niagara University together to pursue business degrees. A week after they graduated, they married. They...

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Gregory Dixon, BA’08: Sharing Stories from Around the World

Gregory Dixon, BA’08: Sharing Stories from Around the World

October 4, 2019

When Gregory Dixon, BA’08, came to Niagara University from Oswego, N.Y., he had two years of experience doing sports broadcasting in his high school’s public access TV station and planned to continue on that path to a career. As a communication studies major, Doxon interned with the...

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Alexandria Andross Fry, BFA 2001: Telling Stories Through Props

Alexandria Andross Fry, BFA 2001: Telling Stories Through Props

September 20, 2019

In the film industry, theatrical property is as important to storytelling as are the words and actions of the actors on the set. Think of Wilson, the volleyball in “Cast Away,” the leg lamp in “A Christmas Story,” the fuzzy pen in “Legally Blonde,” or Forrest Gump’s box of...

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Megan Hahin, ’11: The Importance of Internships

Megan Hahin, ’11: The Importance of Internships

September 17, 2019

A field placement at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site in Buffalo, N.Y., opened the door for a career path Megan Hahin, ’11, didn’t even know existed.“I originally wanted to be a teacher,” she said. “I was going for history, and I was encouraged by my professors to do...

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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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