Alumni News

Patricia D. McIntosh, M.S.Ed.'10: Creating Exciting Events for Alumni

July 10, 2013

Patty McIntosh, M.S.Ed.'10, plans a variety of events for NU alumni, including Alumni Weekend, as assistant director for alumni and annual programs. Here, she shares what excites her about this role.

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Cate Laughlan, ’12: A Big Winner

May 15, 2013

A year ago, Cate Laughlan, ’12, was sitting on her porch, contemplating what her future might hold. She had just graduated from Niagara University with a degree in human resources and knew she didn’t want to waste the education she had received. But she also knew that she wasn’t ready to ...

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Dr. Scott Fina, '80: Integrating the Vincentian Core Values into His Life and Career

April 3, 2013

I am a former seminarian of the Vincentians. I began the seminarian program when I attended Niagara as philosophy major. My studies at Niagara and exposure to its faculty and students substantially added to my spiritual formation and moral perspective, especially a concern for the poor and social ...

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Teresa Niedda, '84: Giving Back to the Vincentians

April 3, 2013

While my career path has taken various twists and turns since my college days, one thing has remained constant and that has been the influence of the Vincentian education that I received. One influential moment occurred during my sophomore year, when I participated in the BASIC HIP program ...

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Jeff Dann, ’74: NUAA’s New Leader

March 27, 2013

Jeff Dann, ’74, comes from a “Niagara family” – his mother, Ann, worked at the university for 10 years, and four of his six siblings, including his twin brother, Mike, are alumni. Some of his fondest memories and closest friendships were formed during his four years on Monteagle Ridge, and ...

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Lauren Arena-McCann, ’04: Performing with a Purpose

January 30, 2013

Children and adults sing when Lauren Arena-McCann, ’04, is in the room. Sometimes they even dance. But more importantly, they become a little more self-confident, and their lives are improved in subtle, yet profound, ways. That’s because Lauren, an applied dramatist who currently lives in ...

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Veronica Cassidy Barry, ’89: Providing Relief in Sandy’s Wake

January 8, 2013

Superstorm Sandy is an emotional topic for Veronica Cassidy Barry, ’89, to talk about. After all, both her childhood home and the home of her sister, Sheila, ’93, in Belle Harbor, N.Y., were damaged during the storm surge that hit this Rockaway peninsula suburb on October 29. But she’s ...

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Carl Falk, '85

November 28, 2012

Carl Falk, '85, is the owner of Matthew's East End Grill in Rochester, N.Y., the site of many Niagara alumni gatherings. The former accounting major explains why he loves his work.

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Bridget Herrmann, '05, and Jackie Lanpher, '99

November 28, 2012

Bridget Herrmann, '05, and Jackie Lanpher, '99, never crossed paths on the Niagara University campus. But years later, as teachers in Rochester, N.Y., they became great friends. Here, they talk about their love of the profession and how Niagara prepared them for the classroom.

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Fred Heuer, '77: Back at Alma Mater

November 19, 2012

Fred Heuer, '77, Niagara University's assistant vice president for marketing, talks about his path back to alma mater, the things he loves about the job, and his best memory at Niagara.

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