Chapters

Bernadette Barnes, '87

Bernadette Barnes, '87

Chapter Leader, Atlanta

Phone:
404.518.9713

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.

Degree: B.A. in political science

Current job/title: GE Power & Water - Operations Digitization & Process Excellence

My best memories of NU are: cherished friendships and Varsity Village parties!!

My favorite hangout was: Monteagle at Jay & Smitty’s.

My favorite part of my job is: working with talented people globally/travel.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me: volunteering with Midtown Assistance Center and Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption; redesigning/styling my loft.

I still want to learn how to: speak another language fluently.

I decided to become a chapter leader because: I miss Niagara peeps.

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: it’s a wonderful way to connect with people who share similar values and an avenue to create new memories with quality people!

 

Maureen Becker, '90

Chapter Leader, Central Maryland

Phone:
410.744.2400

Hometown: Riverdale, MD
Degree:
B.S. in tourism administration

John Buckey, '12

John Buckey, '12

Chapter Committee, Chicago

Phone:
315.506.0643

Hometown: Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Degree: B.B.A. in accounting

Current job/title: Account manager at A&R Logistics

My best memory of NU is: walking around the west side of campus after midnight during spring and summer.

My favorite hangouts were: O’Shea Beach and the Lewiston Pub.

My favorite part of my job is: that it’s a new challenge every day.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me: in downtown Chicago.

I still want to learn how to: get a single digit golf handicap.

I decided to become a chapter leader because: I loved my time at NU (club lacrosse, TKE, residence life and everything else).

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: it keeps the memories of all the great times on Monteagle Ridge alive and vivid.

Martin Byrne Sr., '78

Martin Byrne Sr., '78

Chapter Leader, Central New York (ex-officio)

Phone:
315.424.7139
Cell:
315.247.5861

Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.

Degree: BS in marketing

Current job/title: Account executive

My best memory of NU is: senior year in Varsity Village.

My favorite hangout was: the east gym.

My favorite part of my job is: personal contact with my clients.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me: traveling to my or my family’s various sporting events.

I still want to learn how to: keep up with the electronic and social media surrounding us in all aspects of our work and personal lives.

I decided to become a chapter leader because: I have strong family ties to Niagara University.

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: it promotes friendships and allows alumni to stay involved with Niagara. This is a very important piece of sustaining the legacy of Niagara for the future.

Timothy Carroll, '84

Timothy Carroll, '84

Chapter Leader, Cleveland

Cell:
216.235.2827

Hometown: Lakewood, Ohio (but I still think of Youngstown, N.Y,, as my hometown).

Degree: B.A. in criminal justice

Current job/title: Paralegal

My best memory of NU is: seeing Mother Teresa as a commencement speaker at the old Convention Center in 1982. I was lucky to be an usher for that year and stood a few feet away from the stage. Graduation and the walk to the Falls freshman year also stand out for me.

My favorite hangouts were: either one of my buddies' rooms or the Ratt. (Sorry, Mom!)

My favorite part of my job is: the investigative work to locate people and other information.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me: either at home or on the golf course.

I still want to learn how to: fly, because I have already skydived, learned how to play golf, and fired cannons at Old Fort Niagara.

I decided to become a chapter leader because: Art Cardella asked me! But, after having a few get togethers prior to the club forming, it was important to have someone here in town be an access point back to Monteagle Ridge.

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: the local chapters can be a terrific conduit for Niagara to reach out to new students and aid in the recruitment of high school juniors and seniors to attend Niagara.

It’s also a great place for the newest grads to reach out to fellow alums as they begin their careers, especially if the new alum is moving to an area that may be unfamiliar.

Frank Fiannaca, '85

Frank Fiannaca, '85

Chapter Leader, Delaware Valley

Phone:
856.665.5600
Cell:
609.314.6133

Hometown: Haddonfield, N.J.

Degree: B.S. in computer information science

Current job/title: USA Payroll owner

My best memory of NU is: participating on the NU baseball team and being named the recipient of the 1985 Philip Scaffidi Award. The Scaffidi award was given each year to the senior athlete who displayed athleticism, honor and spirit toward Niagara.

My favorite hangout was: the Student Center every day for lunch.

My favorite part of my job is: day-to-day interaction with my 40 employees.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me: spending time with my family or fishing or both.

I still want to learn how to: always be a better husband and father.

I decided to become a chapter leader because: it was the least I could do for NU.

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: in this stressed out world we live in, it’s a great way to remember the good ol’ days!

Tim Gabel, '91

Chapter Leader, Washington, D.C.

Phone:
301.254.6513

Michael Hogan, '76

Chapter Leader, Chicago

Phone:
630.724.9764
Cell:
630.926.2196
Jessica Kemp, '04, MBA'05

Jessica Kemp, '04, MBA'05

Chapter Leader, Southern Ontario

Phone:
289.932.5367

Hometown: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Degree: B.S. in business administration –– marketing/MBA

Current job/title: Financial advisor/president

My best memories of NU are: road trips with my teammates on the basketball team.

My favorite hangout was: Pharros.

My favorite part of my job is: helping people plan and protect their future as well as their families.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me: working out and traveling.

I still want to learn how to: line dance!

I decided to become a chapter leader because: of my love for NU.

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: it is important to keep the passion and love for the university fresh in our minds, regardless of the year we graduated.

 

 

Anthony Lista, '80

Chapter Leader, Boston

Phone:
508.651.7011
Cell:
508.951.2641