Chapters

Josh Coyne, '10

Chapter Leader, Southern California

Debbie Curtis, '84

Associate Chapter Leader, Niagara University

Courtney Donahue, '08

Chapter Co-Leader, Western N.Y.

Phone:
716.622.6609

Hometown: North Tonawanda, N.Y.

Degree: B.A. in political science

Current job/title: Senior associate attorney, estates and trusts dept., Mosey Persico, LLP

My best memory of NU is: Senior Week!

My favorite hangout was: Gally

My favorite part of my job is: my clients. I know it sounds cliché; however, in the estates and trusts field, I work with a lot of families. Providing families with either legal assistance during hard times or peace of mind with planning is very rewarding for me.

When I'm not working, you'll find me: staying active with my family and friends. Western New York has so much to offer, from events at Canalside in Buffalo, to hiking at the Niagara Gorge in Lewiston, to enjoying a day in my hometown of North Tonawanda. I try to take advantage of what we have here in our backyards.

I still want to learn how to: golf.

I decided to become a chapter leader because: I wanted to stay connected to Niagara University and know what is happening with the school academically and socially. Being able to support the school with my time while staying involved with the local alumni chapter is a great way to accomplish that.

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: Western New York is a very small community. Staying connected to alumni will allow you to learn who in the community is also an NU alum. After making these connections, it is just another way that we as alums can support each other professionally, socially, or other ways in the community.

Joe Donlan, '61

Chapter Co-Leader, The Villages, Fla.

Diane Dudziak, '06

Associate Chapter Leader, Cleveland, Ohio

Vanessa Dunn, '14

Chapter Leader, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Email:
vmd9@pitt.edu

David Farree, '03

Chapter Leader, Miami, Fla.

Tim Gabel, '91

Tim Gabel, '91

Chapter Leader, Washington, D.C.

Phone:
301.254.6513

Hometown: Randolph, N.J.

Degree: B.A., communication studies/sociology (double major)

Current job/title: Concierge @ Sofitel, Washington, D.C.; events consultant @ Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place & Nick’s Riverside Grill, Washington, D.C.

My best memories of NU are: the lifelong friends and experiences we had/still have.

My favorite hangouts were: the Student Government or Index offices.

My favorite parts of my job are: the smiling faces after an event I assist with planning or the appreciation from a guest after he or she takes advantage of a recommendation I made.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me: biking (road bike)––I have participated in ADA Tour de Cure and the MS100 fundraising rides, as well as the Seagull Century––or at any of the museums and art galleries in Washington, D.C.

I still want to learn how to: skydive.

I decided to become a chapter leader because: we needed one. With the passing of longtime chapter leader Paul McCarthy, a few of us decided we would band together and continue what Paul did successfully for so many years – keep people from the DC/VA/MD involved and informed.

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: it gives them an opportunity to network. A strong alumni group can assist recent grads, grads interested in a career/job change, or a transplant with business connections, area information such as schools, neighborhoods, etc., and be a friendly face in a new and sometimes intimidating area. It is also a way to be social. We enjoyed the social aspect of Niagara, now we can share it with alumni of all ages, telling stories about the “old days” to new grads and creating new memories. Most importantly, it provides a way to continue in the tradition of St. Vincent de Paul to help others. As Niagara University alumni, we can touch others. Our chapter is fortunate enough to be in Washington, D.C., and we serve our military families through Honor Flight, Wreaths Across America, or a Wounded Warrior event. We also participate in inner-city projects to help brighten up schools or playgrounds. We live the Niagara tradition away from Monteagle Ridge.

                

Jim Gorman, '68

Associate Chapter Leader, Maryland

Patricia (Behringer) Gorman, '68

Associate Chapter Leader, Maryland

Sarah Griffon, '01

Chapter Co-Leader, Charlotte, N.C.

Eric Hall, '99

Eric Hall, '99

Chapter Leader, Austin, Texas

Phone:
703.589.3278

Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.

Degree: BSN, RN

Current job/title: Senior clinical consultant/nurse practitioner

My best memory of NU are: the lifelong friends I made and ROTC.

My favorite hangout was: Park Place.

My favorite part of my job is: making a difference for my patients.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me: hiking or camping in the mountains.

I still want to learn how to: brew beer.

I decided to become a chapter leader because: I want to gather other NU alums for fun activities!

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: they feel that their experiences at Niagara have made a positive difference in their lives.

 

Brittany (Pingtella) Hauk, '10

Chapter Co-Leader, Phoenix, Ariz.

Robert Hauk, '10

Chapter Co-Leader, Phoenix, Ariz.

Claire Hogan, '12

Associate Chapter Leader, Chicago, Ill.

Michael Hogan, '76

Chapter Leader, Chicago, Ill.

Phone:
630.724.9764
Cell:
630.926.2196

Noemi Holecz, '12

Chapter Leader, Budapest, Hungary

Robert Ingrassi, '08

Robert Ingrassi, '08

Chapter Co-Leader, Western N.Y.

Hometown: Niagara Falls

Degree: BBA in accounting

Current job/title: CPA/tax manager

My best memory of NU is: the lifelong friendships that were made.

My favorite hangout was: Gallagher and the senior apartments.

My favorite part of my job is: the opportunities to build relationships and serve as a trusted advisor in assisting individuals achieve their future goals.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me: spending time with friends and family, hiking the Niagara Gorge trails.

I decided to become a chapter leader because: Niagara gave me the opportunity for an excellent education and prepared me well for my career. I hope to encourage past and future graduates to promote, support and remain connected to the University that provided us with the foundation for our future.

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: it provides an excellent opportunity to network with old friends, new friends and colleagues. The local chapters encourage a sense of community and restore the special bond that we all share as alumni.

Joe Kalil, '07

Associate Chapter Leader, Syracuse, N.Y.

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.