Graduates' Future Plans


 

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2017 Graduates' Future Plans

Where are they now?

Samantha M. Betts (B.S. Chemistry) is graduating summa cum laude and will be attending Syracuse University in its Chemistry Ph.D. program.

 

2016 Graduates' Future Plans

Where are they now?

Stephanie Ahearn (B.A. Psychology) will relocate to Boulder, Colo., to pursue a master's degree in transpersonal psychology.

Tatianna Baker (B.S. Communication Disorders and Sciences) is graduating summa cum laude and will be attending Nazareth College to pursue a master's degree in Speech Pathology. She hopes to work in an early intervention setting after she completes her degree.

Emily Barber (B.S. Communication-Communication Studies) is graduating magna cum laude and will be attending Canisius College in pursuit of a master's degree in Communication and Leadership with a concentration in Managing Not-For-Profit Organizations.

Tyler Brown (B.S. Communication Disorders and Sciences) is graduating summa cum laude and will be attending SUNY Plattsburgh to pursue a master's degree in Communication Disorders and Science.

Charlotte Brockway (B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies-Exercise Science) is graduating summa cum laude and has been accepted to Utica College's Master of Science degree program in Occupational Therapy.

Benjamin Carlson (B.S. Psychology) will attend George Washington University in Washington, D.C., to pursue a master's degree in forensic psychology and intern with federal agencies.

Joelle DeJohn (B.S.Ed. Early and Childhood Education-English) will be attending graduate school at Binghamton University for Literacy Education.

Emily Donals (B.S. Communication Disorders and Sciences) is graduating summa cum laude and will be attending the University at Buffalo in the fall to begin a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

Mark Dudek (B.S. Biology) graduated magna cum laude and will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's veterinary school in pursuit of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

Rebecca Farmer (B.S. Finance, B.A. Economics) has accepted a position at First American Equipment Finance in Rochester, N.Y., where she will be working as an Assistant Project Manager.

Ralph L. Farrell (B.S. Computer Information Systems, B.A. Political Science) has accepted an Information Technology Specialist Programming Class 2 position as a New York State Employee in the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

Phillip Frankino (B.S. Biochemistry) graduated cum laude and will be attending the University of California at Berkley to study Molecular and Cell Biology in pursuit of a Ph.D.

Jeannie Galbraith (B.S. Psychology, B.S. Social Work) will be working with AmeriCorps for three months over the summer into the fall, then attending graduate school at West Virginia University, in pursuit of a Master of Social Work degree in Community Organizing and Social Administration.

Ashley Gangi (B.S.Ed. Early and Childhood Education-Math.) is graduating cum laude and has been accepted into the Literacy Education Birth-12 master's degree program at Fredonia.

Meaghan Griffin (B.S. Molecular Genetics) is graduating magna cum laude and will be pursuing her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

Tracy Halloran (B.S. Communication-Public Relations) is graduating summa cum laude and will be attending SUNY Buffalo State College in the fall to pursue a master's degree in higher education and student affairs administration. She has also accepted a graduate assistantship in the Fredonia Office of Admissions.

Jamie Harris (M.S. Speech-Language Pathology) will be working as a speech-language pathologist clinical fellow in a pediatric facility in South San Francisco, Calif.

James E. Hartmann II (Mus.B. Music Education) is graduating cum laude and has accepted a position as Director of Music at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kendall, is opening his own piano and voice studio, and pursuing a public school teaching position.

Jordan Hawkins (B.S Communication-Public Relations) is graduating magna cum laude and will attend the University at Buffalo Law School.

Kaitlyn Hayes (B.S. Business Administration-Marketing) is graduating magna cum laude and will be working for Frito Lay as a Sales Management Associate in Buffalo.

Sierra V. Kaufman (B.S. Geophysics) graduated summa cum laude and will be attending Brown University starting this summer to begin working toward a Ph.D. in Planetary Geology.

Crystal Lebron (B.S. Biology) graduated cum laude and will be attending Tuskegee University's College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall.

Kimberly Lotocki (B.S.Ed. Childhood Inclusive Education - Math 7-9 Ext.) is graduating cum laude and has been accepted into the graduate program at Fredonia to pursue a master's degree in Literacy Birth-12.

Brittany Matthews (B.A. Visual Arts and New Media: Ceramics) hopes to get a job/internship with a ceramics studio in Syracuse and plans to attend graduate school for art therapy.

Olivia Melinski (B.S. Computer Information Systems) has been accepted to SUNY Oswego to pursue a degree in Human Computer Interaction.

Sydney Menigoz (B.A. Psychology) has received a full scholarship to attend graduate school at Eastern Illinois University to pursue a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling.

Gregory Moore (M.M. Music Performance) will be preparing for auditions into doctoral programs in music performance.

Brittany O'Brien (B.S. Geology) is graduating summa cum laude and will be attending the University at Buffalo in hte fall to pursue a master's degree in Geographic Information Science.

Christopher Perry (B.A. Visual Arts and New Media) will work to expand his portfolio and resume, then pursue graduate school.

Melyssa Proctor (B.A. Visual Arts and New Media) has been accepted to the Master of Arts program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Kristopher Rhebergen (B.A. Criminal Justice) plans a career with the Pennsylvania State Police.

Shannon Robinson (B.A. Political Science) is graduating cum laude and is attending graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh to pursue a master's degree in International Affairs; Human Security.

Rebecca Rupolo (B.S.Ed. Childhood Inclusive Education-Math.) is graduating magna cum laude and will be attending graduate school at Fredonia to pursue a master's degree in Literacy B-12.

Steven Saelzler (B.F.A. Musical Theatre) is graduating magna cum laude and will working at Walt Disney World in the fall as a character performer.

Corinne Schunke (B.S. Communication Disorders and Sciences) graduated summa cum laude and will be attending graduate school at the University at Buffalo to study Speech-Language Pathology. She hopes in the future to work with adults in an acute care setting.

Shannon Lee Schwarberg (B.S. Social Work) will begin in May as a Red Cross Disaster Relief Specialist/volunteer for the summer. In the fall, she will begin a master's degree at Canisius College in Buffalo, studying Community and School Health.

Jennifer Scofield (B.S. Social Work) will be attending SUNY Stony Brook to pursue a master's degree with a focus on women's heawlth or early intervention education services.

Allison Snavely (Mus.B. Music Education) is graduating cum laude and will work as an in-school site coordinator, coordinating before and after school care, as well as a private vocal teacher. She plans to pursue a master's degree in vocal performance.

Lucy Anne Spena (B.S.Ed. Early and Childhood Education) will be attending Binghamton University to pursue a master's degree in Special Education for early childhood students.

Class President Stephanie A. Willis (B.S. Communication-Public Relations) is graduating magna cum laude and has accepted a job in as a restaurant and banquet hall manager at a resort on Lake George in the Adirondacks. Her future professional goal is to pursue a master's degree in higher education.

Sydnee Worth (B.A. Psychology) graduated summa cum laude and will be attending graduate school at the University of Denver in pursuit of a Master of Social Work degree.

 

2015 Graduates' Future Plans

Where are they now?

Lia Biscardi (B.S. Biology Adolescence Education) is in her first year as a full-time teacher at New Bern High School (New Bern, N.C.), where she teaches physical science and biology. She is also pursuing her North Carolina teaching license and master's degree.

James Fefes (B.S. Computer Science) has secured a position as a Web Applications Developer for The Outdoor Group in Henrietta.

Samantha Gaudio (B.S. Ed, Early Childhood Education) will be a teacher's aide at the Creative Kids Club childcare center in Bethlehem, Pa., this summer. In the fall, she will be attending Hofstra University for graduate studies in its Special Education Early Childhood Intervention program in pursuit of a Master of Science in Early Childhood Special Education and an advanced certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis.

Cara Kinney (Mus.B., Music Performance - Saxophone and B.S., Communication/Audio-Radio) will be attending Boston University in pursuit of her master's degree in saxophone performance.

Nicole Murray (Mus.B. Music Performance - Flute) will be an office assistant during the summer of 2015 at the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, Colo., which presents a prestigious music festival. In Fall 2015, she will be entering graduate school at the State University at Buffalo to pursue dual degrees - a Master of Arts in Music History and a Master of Music in Music Performance.

William "Will" Webber (B.A., French and B.S., International Studies) graduated magna cum laude and will be going to a NAFSA (National Association of Foreign Student Advisers) Conference for International Educators in Boston, Mass., at the end of May. In June, he will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to teach English, be the advisor of English Club and help establish a student government at a high school until August 2016. Starting in Fall 2016, he will be attending George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in pursuit of a Master of Arts degree in International Education. Will also offered the Opening Reflection at Commencement.

 

2014 Graduates' Future Plans

Where are they now?

Jamilla Adams (B.S.Ed. Childhood Inclusive Education English) is a co-teacher at Leadership Prep Elementary.

Amanda Bottoms (Mus.B. Music Performance) will be attending the Julliard School of Music in the fall to pursue a master's degree in Vocal Performance, studying with Marlena Malas. She received the P.J. Hoyland Memorial Scholarship and the H. & A. Ziegle Jr. Scholarship to assist with her tuition.

Amanda Bradford (B.S. Social Work) will be attending Boston College's Graduate School of Social Work in its advanced standing Master in Social Work degree program.

Jannae Bratcher (B.A. Psychology) graduated Magna Cum Laude and has been accepted into the University of Denver's Master of Arts degree program in Forensic Psychology for Fall 2014.

Lindsey Buck (B.A. English Adolescence Education) graduated Summa Cum Laude and will be attending the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester to pursue a degree as a Literacy Specialist/Literacy Coach.

Madeline Burns (B.A. Sociology) will be attending SUNY Buffalo State in Fall 2014 in its Master of Science in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program. She hopes also to secure a graduate assistant position.

Mary Cappotelli (B.A. Psychology) graduated Summa Cum Laude and will be attending Alfred University in pursuit of her Psy.D. in School Psychology.

Loryn Chase (B.S. Biology) graduated Magna Cum Laude and will be attending SUNY Binghamton in the fall to pursue a second bachelor's degree in Nursing.

Alissa Mari Cole (B.S.Ed. Childhood Inclusive Education English 7-9) graduated Cum Laude and will begin graduate studies in the summer at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester in its M.S. Teaching Students With Multiple and Severe Disabilities program.

Gabrielle D'Imperio (B.A. Spanish) will be participating in Canterbury TEFL Summer Course Madrid, teaching English to elementary Spanish students at summer camps throughout Spain. After earning the International TEFL Certification, she will be provided a guaranteed job teaching English in Madrid.

Danielle Dineen (B.A. Psychology) had a second major in Sociology, graduated Magna Cum Laude and will be attending Stetson School of Law in Gulfport, Fla., on a full tuition scholarship.

Erin Dorozynski (B.S. Business Administration-Management) graduated Cum Laude and will be starting the GEICO Management Development Program in July. Erin is also former President of the Student Association.

Nicholas J. Dragonette (B.S. Biology) graduated Magna Cum Laude and has been accepted to and will be attending the State University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.

Elizabeth Drescher (B.S.Ed. Childhood Inclusive Education English) is completing her first semester in the Advanced Special Education master's degree program at Canisius College in Buffalo, with an expected date of graduation in May 2015. She is also working at the Fredonia Campus and Community Children's Center and in the fall will be substitute teaching in the Silver Creek and Dunkirk City school districts.

Emaleigh Dudley (B.S. Communication-Public Relations) will be working in IT and software development at the headquarters of Advantage Sales and Marketing in Irvine, Calif.

Jeremy Eddy (B.S. Geology) graduated Magna Cum Laude, was selected to serve as a Student Marshal at Commencement, and has been accepted to a master's degree program at the University of Kentucky, working with Dr. Kevin Yeager in the Sedimentology, Environmental, Radiochemical Research Laboratory (SER2L).

Chloe Elberty (B.A. English) of Rochester graduated Summa Cum Laude and will be attending Cornell University Law School in the fall in pursuit of a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.

Ryan Glynn (B.F.A. Acting) graduated Cum Laude and this summer will be playing Touchstone in the Camden Shakespeare Festival's production of "As You Like It." In the spring of 2015 he will be touring with the Hampstead Stage Company, an educational theatre company, with "Shakespeare for the Common Core" including, "Romeo and Juliet," and "Pinocchio."

Mercedes Gonzalez (B.S.Ed. Childhood Inclusive Education Math 7-9 Extension) graduated Cum Laude with plans to complete the New York State Teaching Certification Exams this summer, and is applying for teaching positions. She is also Senior Group Leader in a middle school after-school program at the Eastside YMCA in Jamestown, and plans to pursue a master's degree in TESOL or Curriculum and Instruction.

Lydia R. Gruber (B.S. Biology Adolescence Education) graduated Magna Cum Laude and has accepted a job as a middle school science teacher in Richmond, Va.

Cory D. Jackson (B.S. Biology) graduated Summa Cum Laude and will be attending the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Samantha Kaser (Mus.B. Music Education) graduated Cum Laude and will be moving to Kansas to attend Wichita State University to pursue a master's degree in Special Music Education. She will also be teaching fifth through tenth grade band for two years at a Seventh Day Adventist Church school through an assistantship.

Carl Lam (B.A. Applied Music and Communication-Journalism, and B.S. Communication-Audio/Radio Production) graduated Summa Cum Laude and will receive the Lanford Presidential Prize at Commencement. Also a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, Carl will attend Canisius College to pursue a master's degree in College Student Personnel Administration with an assistantship in academic advising.

George Limb (Mus.B. Music Education) will be attending the University of Akron School of Music in the fall to pursue a master's degree in String Performance.

Alyssa Macaluso (B.S. Communication Disorders and Sciences) graduated Magna Cum Laude and will be attending graduate school at SUNY Fredonia in pursuit of a master's degree in Speech Language Pathology.

Dana Manza (B.S. Social Work) graduated Cum Laude and has been accepted into the advanced standing program for her Master of Social Work at Adelphi University on Long Island.

Annastacia Maynard (B.S. Geology) graduated Magna Cum Laude and will be attending Kansas State University in the fall where she will be studying kimberlites and pursuing a master's degree in Geology.

Coulter T. McPhail (B.S. Geology) graduated Cum Laude and has an internship in California with the U.S. Geological Survey, where he will be working in hydrology, focusing on the Klamath Lake area of Oregon.

Brittany Noble (B.S.Ed. Childhood Inclusive Education/English) graduated Cum Laude and will be attending SUNY Fredonia for graduate school in its Literacy Education program.

Alison D. Phillips (B.A. English Adolescence Education) graduated Summa Cum Laude and will be attending the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester in pursuit of a master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Mary Porcaro (Mus.B. Music Education) has been offered a General Music position in elementary education in Yuma, Ariz. This summer she will be working as a music teacher at the Southampton Racquet Club and Camp.

Steven Russell (B.F.A. Musical Theatre) will be in the acting company of the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, performing the role of Marius in "Les Miserables," in the ensemble in "Schrek," and in the role of Swing in "Hands on a Hardbody."

Chelsea St. George (B.S. Mathematics) graduated Magna Cum Laude and has accepted an Actuarial Analyst position at Independent Health in Buffalo. She plans on completing her Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) qualification to become an actuary.

Kyle Smolinski (B.S. Computer Science) graduated in January 2014, moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., and works for the Oncology Nursing Society, a non-profit organization that trains oncology nurses in cancer treatment. A current project is working with the development team, creating new ways to collect and transfer information between the organization's internal systems, and redesigning the network infrastructure for easier future expansion.

Ashley Szalkowski (B.S. Biology) will be attending the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Mass., after completing her Fredonia degree in December, in pursuit of a Doctor of Optometry degree.

Morgan Taylor (B.S. Social Work) graduated Cum Laude and has been accepted into the Advanced Standing Program at the State University at Buffalo to pursue a Master of Social Work degree.

Ashley Wheeler (B.S. Communication Disorders and Sciences) graduated Summa Cum Laude and will be attending the graduate school at Nazareth College in Rochester to pursue a master's degree for a career as a speech-language pathologist.

Samantha Zywar (B.S. Social Work) will be attending the State University at Buffalo School of Social Work to pursue a Master of Social Work degree. She has also been offered a part-time job as a social worker at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County.

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