Chapters

Chris Reid, '81

Chris Reid, '81

Chapter Leader, North Texas

Phone:
214.631.1043

Hometown: Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Degree: B.S. in business communications

Current job: President, ACD Enterprises Inc.

My best memory of NU is: I grew up around campus so I have many great memories. I loved going to basketball games with my dad.

My favorite hangout was: Captain's Cove

My favorite part of my job is: working with my wife and brother.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me: golfing, enjoying friends, having a cold beer.

I still want to learn how to: drive a race car.

I decided to become a chapter leader because: Niagara has done a lot for me and my family; it’s time to give back.

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: we are a family, we have similar beliefs and experiences. Together, we can help and support each other, Niagara, and others. That’s what Niagara and Saint Vincent call us to do.

Mike Rockwood, '12

Mike Rockwood, '12

Chapter Committee, Chicago

Phone:
716.361.1117

Hometown: North Tonawanda, N.Y.

Degree: B.S. in management

Current job/title: Senior transportation analyst

My best memory of NU is: Senior Week.

My favorite hangout was: the Lewiston Village Pub.

My favorite part of my job is: working with Mike Hogan.

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

I still want to learn how to: golf.

I decided to become a chapter leader because: it is a good way to stay connected to the Niagara community.

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: the shared experiences of alumni make it an enjoyable and beneficial experience.

 

Joe Shanahan, '79

Joe Shanahan, '79

Co-leader, Rochester, N.Y.

Cell:
585.506.8424
Degree:
B.S. in natural sciences, concentration in biology

Hometown: Geneseo, N.Y.

Degree: B.S. in natural sciences, concentration in biology

Current job: Inside sales coordinator, Crosstex/SPSmedical Supply Corp.

My best memory at Niagara is: spending late nights at the Niagara Index office as the sports editor, and all of the great times in House 5!

My favorite hangout was: the East Gym, which is now the Scaffidi Gym of the Kiernan Recreation Center.

My favorite part of my job is: meeting a variety of people and helping and supporting them with the products and services that meet their needs. I also like to help them comply with industry standards and pass The Joint Commission inspections with flying colors.

When I’m not working you’ll find me: relaxing with family and friends, working out at the 24/7 Fit Club in Geneseo and, of course, following the Niagara University Purple Eagles sports teams all year round.

I still want to learn how to: play a decent round of golf.

I decided to become a chapter leader because: my family has deep roots and a long legacy at Niagara University. My great-grandfather, John E. Oley, Class of circa. 1873 (who lived past his 101st birthday and was thought to be the oldest living Niagara alum); my father, Joseph O. Shanahan Sr., ’41; my uncle James G. Shanahan, ’42; my brothers Brian, ’87, and Neal,’92; and of course, my daughter and chapter co-leader, Molly, ’07, are all Niagara University graduates.

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: it is a great way for all NU alumni to reconnect with their Niagara past, to stay up-to-date with the Niagara of the present, and to help ensure the future of Niagara for generations to come!

Molly Shanahan, '07

Molly Shanahan, '07

Co-leader, Rochester, N.Y.

Phone:
585.243.9064
Degree:
B.S. in hospitality and tourism

Hometown: Geneseo, N.Y.

Degree: B.S. in hospitality and tourism

Current job: Secretary at Highland Hospital

My best memory at Niagara is: There were so many, but I would have to say getting to be backstage with Little Big Town for a day was an amazing experience I will always remember.

My favorite hangout was: anywhere as long as I was with good friends.

My favorite part of my job is: the people I work with and the lives they touch.

When I’m not working you’ll find me: playing on Park Ave. with my friends, hanging out with my family in Geneseo, or enjoying the outdoors.

I still want to learn how to: snowboard.

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

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: Niagara was a wonderful time in our lives and what better way to remember it/let it live on than to connect with other Niagara alumni.

Jason Stein, '93

Chapter Leader, Charlotte

Phone:
704.332.8407
Cell:
704-756-1727

Joe Tonnos, '10, MBA'11

Chapter Leader, Toronto

Phone:
416.220.7329

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Degree: B.S. in finance/MBA

Current job/title: Foreign exchange trader at CIBC World Markets

My best memories of NU are: playing on the golf team and the road trips to all the tournaments.

My favorite hangout was: off-campus housing at River Point with the guys on the team and other friends.

My favorite part of my job is: being challenged by the financial markets and never knowing what to expect at the start of each day.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me: playing/watching sports.

I still want to learn how to: surf.

I decided to become a chapter leader because: alumni networking provides a great opportunity to not only stay in touch with the NU community, but also to have contacts to reach out to for various business or social opportunities.

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: it provides a great way to meet new alumni and visit with old, all while building a network and celebrating NU pride.

 

 

Michelle Van De Loo, '01

Chapter Leader, Tri-state

Phone:
917.685.1675

Justin McCarthy, '94

Chapter Leader, Colorado

Phone:
720.985.9002

Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.

Degree: B.S. in hospitality management

Current job/title: Facility manager at a consulting firm

My best memory of NU is: the walk to Niagara Falls during my freshman orientation and the basketball games.

My favorite hangout was: the Rat and the Gallagher Center.

My favorite part of my job is: that there's something different every day, and the customer interactions.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me: on the golf course or traveling. I just received my scuba certification, so that’s a new hobby as well.

I still want to learn how to: play the bagpipes.

I decided to become a chapter leader because: I thought it would be fun to plan the events and meet alumni in Colorado – I’ve met a few already, including my fiancé.

Our chapter is planning: a meet and greet happy hour.

Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: they can receive more information on NU, maybe run into old friends or even meet new ones. Just get out there to socialize and have fun.