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Alumna’s Musical "Blackgirljoy" Debuts
Friday, July 21, 2017

Star Johnson, ’09, pens second musical about finding joy and following your passions. 

Alumnus Leads Community Center for Homeless Families
Monday, July 17, 2017
Gerard Place announces pre-school and educational partnership on Buffalo's East Side.

Alumna elected Chairwoman of the Legislative Women’s Caucus
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Buffalo State Alumni Association would like to congratulate Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes on being elected chairwoman of the Legislative Women’s Caucus.
Buffalo State to Break Ground on the Jacqueline Vito LoRusso Alumni & Visitor Center
Monday, May 22, 2017
The campus community is cordially invited to a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jacqueline Vito LoRusso Alumni & Visitor Center on Tuesday, May 23, at 4:00 p.m. at the corner of Rockwell Road and Rees Street.
Higher Education Administration Department to Hold Their Annual Awards Banquet
Friday, May 12, 2017
The Higher Education Administration department will hold their annual awards banquet on Friday, May 12th 2017.
Lazarus Lynch '16 wins Food Network's Chopped Star Power Tournament
Friday, April 28, 2017
Lazarus Lynch

Buffalo State Alumnus, Lazarus Lynch ’16 wins Food Network’s Chopped Star Power Tournament.

Miguel Calderon named 2017 EOP Distinguished Alumnus
Friday, April 28, 2017
The Buffalo State Alumni Association and the campus community proudly welcome Miguel Calderon back to campus for the EOP Honors Convocation and 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Buffalo State Alumnus, Lazarus Lynch, to compete in the finals on the Food Network's popular show, "Chopped"
Friday, April 21, 2017
Lazarus LynchBuffalo State Alumnus, Lazarus Lynch, is set to compete in the finals on the popular show, "Chopped," airing April 25 on the Food Network at 10pm.
Alumni Job Seekers Invited to Attend Jobsapalooza 2017
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Attendee at a job fairAlumni are invited to network with Western New York employers from a variety of industries at Jobsapalooza 2017.
Virtual Job Fair Scheduled for November 15
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Job FairLooking for a new job? SUNY alumni and students are invited to attend a virtual job fair on Tuesday, November 15. It will take place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and is being hosted by the SUNY Career Development Organization (SUNYCDO).
“Toward a Sustainable Buffalo” Lecture Series Starts November 7
Monday, October 31, 2016
Buffalo State Graduate SchoolThe “Toward a Sustainable Buffalo” Lecture Series at Buffalo State will feature an Economic Justice Panel and Environmental and Climate Justice Panel.
The Record Archives: Now Online
Monday, October 31, 2016
The Record ArchivesExtra! Extra! Read all about it! The Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, is thrilled to announce the digitization of The Record Student Newspaper Archival Microfilm Collection, spanning 1913-2006.
Five Inspiring Pieces of Advice from Ed Feibischoff, '79
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Assistant Professor of Communication Aaron Daniel Annas; Ed Feibischoff, ’79; and Assistant Professor of Communication Joseph KaskoEd Feibischoff, ’79, a graduate of the Communication Department, returned to campus this week for a two-day visit. He spoke to students in Electronic News Reporting and Public Relations in Sports courses.
Alumnus Accepts Thiess International RiverPrize
Monday, September 26, 2016
Joel Bernosky, B.S. '07, M.S. '09Joel Bernosky, B.S. ’07, M.S. ’09 accepted the Thiess International RiverPrize on behalf of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper at the International RiverFoundation's (IRF) annual RiverSymposium in New Delhi, India.
Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient to Give Lecture at Buffalo State
Friday, September 02, 2016
Dr. David Dror, '66, in AfricaDr. David Dror, '66, will receive the Buffalo State Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumnus Award before his lecture at Ciminelli Recital Hall on Thursday, September 22 at 6 p.m.
Homecoming Food Drive: Alumni Encouraged to Participate
Monday, August 22, 2016
Canned foodBengal alumni are invited to participate in the annual Homecoming Food Drive September 19-22, the week of Buffalo State's Homecoming.
Alumni Celebrate Summer Class Reunions
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Buffalo State Class of 1956Buffalo State graduates from the Classes of 1956 and those from class years 50 or more years ago who belong to the Alumni Association’s 50-Plus Club attended Reunion Weekend, which was held July 16-17.
Graduate School Accepting Applications for Fall 2016 Semester
Friday, July 15, 2016
Buffalo State Graduate SchoolLooking to advance your career? Consider pursuing a graduate degree from Buffalo State. Applications are being accepted now for the fall 2016 semester.
Reunion Events for Class of 1956 and 50-Plus Club
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Buffalo State alumni at the 50-Plus Club Reception & LuncheonThe Buffalo State Alumni Association is honoring the Class of 1956 and graduates of Buffalo State who are part of its 50-Plus Club during its annual summer alumni reunions.
New Look for Alumni Association's Website
Monday, June 27, 2016
Viewing a websiteThe Buffalo State Alumni Association is excited to have relaunched its website on Monday, June 27, 2016!
Buffalo State Honors Alumni at Commencement
Monday, May 16, 2016

Catherine F. Collins, ’75, David J. Cywinski, ’87, and Kyle R. Bradstreet, ’02, ’04 received honors at Buffalo State's 144th CommencementBuffalo State honored three of its most distinguished and dedicated alumni during its 144th Commencement, Saturday, May 14, in the Sports Arena.

Share Your Commencement Photo on Facebook
Friday, May 06, 2016

Buffalo State graduates at CommencementCommencement at Buffalo State is Saturday, May 14! Bengal alumni are invited to share in the excitement by uploading a photo from their Commencement to our Facebook fan page.

Alumnus-Owned Food Truck Launches in Buffalo
Monday, April 18, 2016

Gourm-Asian Bistro food truckGreg Whitehurst, ’15, is the owner and operator of Buffalo’s newest food truck, Gourm-Asian Bistro. A grand opening event was held on Sunday, April 17 from 1 – 7 p.m. at Resurgence Brewing Company.

Wanted: American Hosts for International Students
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

International hostsThe number of students from other countries who are attending Buffalo State increases every year, and a need still exists for American families who can introduce these students to certain aspects of American culture.

Kennedy Named President & CEO of Hodgson Russ LLP
Monday, February 01, 2016

Rick W. Kennedy, Esq., B.A. '77Rick W. Kennedy, Esq., B.A. ’77, has been named president & CEO of Hodgson Russ LLP, effective February 1, 2016.

Bengal Pride: Buffalo State Launches New Scholarship
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Buffalo State alumniBuffalo State College President Katherine Conway-Turner announced details in January about the college’s new legacy scholarship, which aims to bring children of alumni living outside of New York State back to Buffalo State and Western New York. 

Music Graduate Performs at Vanessa Williams' Wedding
Monday, October 26, 2015

Katalyst Jazz TrioGreg Webster, a 2009 Music Department graduate, had the opportunity to give a career-changing performance in Buffalo. His jazz trio was asked to perform at the wedding of Hollywood star Vanessa Williams – by the actress herself.

Dr. Horace Mann: Share Your Story
Monday, October 05, 2015

Dr. Horace MannBeloved Buffalo State Exceptional Education Department educator Dr. Horace Mann positively impacted thousands of lives throughout his career at Buffalo State. He helped to educate more than 7,000 exceptional education teachers throughout his nearly 40 year career, spanning from 1953 to his retirement in 1992.

Long Lost Lovers Reunited After Nearly 40 Years
Monday, September 14, 2015

Barbara Canazzi, '71 and '76 and Massimo MercurioLove knows no limits, whether they be distance, time, or any other factor. Barbara Canazzi, ’71 and ’76, can vouch for this from personal experience.

Reunion Weekend Honors Alumni from Classes of 1955, 1965 and 50-Plus Club Members
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Buffalo State Class of 1955Buffalo State alumni from the Classes of 1955, 1965, and those from class years 50 or more years ago who belong to the Alumni Association’s 50-Plus Club took part in Reunion Weekend, which was held July 17-19, 2015.

Celebrate the Class of 2015 and Alumni Achievements on Social Media
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

#UnleashtheBengalWe're excited to introduce a new interactive website and social media tool, It's designed to allow alumni to share how their Buffalo State education has helped them achieve professional success.

TV Producer and Alumna Hears Show Idea Pitches From TFA Students
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Marcia Mule', '81, heard TV show idea pitches from Buffalo State studentsMarcia Mule', ’81, a successful TV show producer in New York City, co-created "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List." She heard TV show idea pitches from students in Buffalo State’s Television and Film Arts (TFA) program when she returned to her alma mater on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Wise Words from a Washington Political Insider
Thursday, April 02, 2015

Evelyn Lieberman, '66 and President Katherine Conway-TurnerEvelyn Lieberman, ’66, gave a captivating speech to a packed auditorium at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Students Thank Alumni, Faculty, and Others During Student Philanthropy Week
Monday, February 23, 2015

Student Philanthropy Council thank you cardThe Buffalo State College Student Philanthropy Council hosted Student Philanthropy Week from February 23 – 27, 2015. It was a great time to thank alumni, faculty, staff, and friends for giving to Buffalo State!

Winner Announced for Bengal Sweethearts Contest
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Bengal SweetheartsCongratulations to Samantha Nephew, ’11! She was randomly-selected as the winner of the Alumni Association’s Bengal Sweethearts contest, and won a floral arrangement up to $50 in value.

Alumni Elf on the Shelf Doll Returned to Buffalo State in December 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014

Cleveland, the Alumni Association's Elf on the Shelf dollCleveland, the Buffalo State Alumni Association’s Elf on the Shelf doll, visited various places and met with certain people at Buffalo State to help alumni stay connected with the campus.

Students Volunteer During Alternative Winter Break Program
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Salvation Army volunteers at Buffalo State's Alternative Winter Break programStudents at Buffalo State kicked off their winter break by giving back to their community as part of the Alternative Winter Break program.

Inauguration of Katherine S. Conway-Turner, Ph.D. Held October 21
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Katherine S. Conway-Turner, Ph.D. The inauguration of Buffalo State's ninth president, Katherine S. Conway-Turner, Ph.D., was held Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 12:15 p.m.

Medical Researcher Receives Young Alumnus Achievement Award
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mark T. Miller, Ph.D., '94Mark T. Miller, Ph.D., '94, has been named as a recipient of Buffalo State's 2014 Young Alumnus Achievement Award. The Tonawanda native was presented the award at a ceremony at Buffalo State, and took part in a chemistry-physics seminar series on campus.

Siena Alumni Events Held in September
Thursday, September 11, 2014

SienaSiena Program alumni attended two great events in September 2014! Daniela Perozzi, the much-loved on-site director for the program, joined alumni for both events during her visit to Buffalo.

Reunion Weekend Celebrates Alumni from Classes of 1954, 1964 and 50-Plus Club Members
Monday, July 21, 2014

Buffalo State Class of 1964's Class Reunion Buffalo State alumni from the Classes of 1954, 1964, and those from class years 50 or more years ago who belong to the Alumni Association’s 50-Plus Club took part in Reunion Weekend 2014, which was held July 18 – 20, 2014.

From Buffalo State to Hollywood: Danni Lang, '07
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Danni Lang, B.A. '07Danni Lang, B.A. ’07, embraced her Chinese American heritage while growing up in Buffalo. Now as a successful Hollywood film actress, she gracefully walks the bridge between East and West through her work.

Allison Butler, B.S. '06, Receives $25,000 Grant
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Allison Butler, B.S. '06, received a $25,000 grant Allison Butler, B.S. ’06, could hardly believe it. At a ceremony held on October 3, 2013, her name was announced as the first-place winner of ING's national Unsung Heroes Award.

Three Alumni Receive Honors at Commencement
Monday, May 19, 2014

Kimberly Evering, '94, was the recipient of the Young Alumnus Achievement Award in 2014Three distinguished Buffalo State alumni were honored at Buffalo State’s 142nd Commencement on Saturday, May 17, 2014 in the Sports Arena.

Alum Tom Fontana Talks About TV Series
Monday, April 28, 2014

Tom FontanaTom Fontana, ’73, joined Chris Long, executive producer of The Mentalist, to discuss developing “successful, long-running drama series,” according to, which covers the international media business. Fontana discussed ways to keep a long-running series fresh, saying, “…if you can listen to the …rhythm of the actors, that starts to feed you.”

Communication Alumnus Places at SUNYwide Film Festival
Monday, April 14, 2014

Gabe Simon, '11Congratulations to Gabe Simon, '11! The Media Production graduate won an Honorable Mention and $100 gift certificate to B&H Photo for his film, Siren, at the 2014 SUNYwide Film Festival, which was held April 10-12, 2014 at SUNY Fredonia.

Film Student and Alumnus Premiere "All in the Sauce"
Thursday, April 03, 2014

All in the SauceLights! Camera! Action! "All in the Sauce," a short film produced by Simon O'Keefe, a junior in Buffalo State's Television and Film Arts Program, and Joseph Wackowski, ’12, premiered on April 3, 2014.

Celebrated Contemporary Artist's New Exhibit Now on Display at Local Museum
Friday, March 28, 2014

Cindy Sherman artworkCindy Sherman was on the path to becoming an international art star during her days as a student at SUNY Buffalo State in the mid-1970s. This celebrated contemporary artist has an exhibit, Western New York Collects: Cindy Sherman, on display until July 20, 2014 at the Castellani Art Museum.

Alumna Appears on "Days of Our Lives"
Thursday, March 20, 2014

LaToya Codner, '08Congratulations to LaToya Codner, ’08! The Buffalo State Theater graduate appeared on two episodes of “Days of Our Lives.”

Alumnus Publishes Steel Industry History Book
Monday, March 10, 2014

Spencer Morgan, '11 Spencer Morgan, '11, offers readers a glimpse of the history of the steel industry in his recently released book, “Western New York Steel.”

Douglas Bathke, ’85, Keeps Art of Woodcarving Alive at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Monday, February 24, 2014

Douglas Bathke, '85 Douglas Bathke, '85, is one of the historic Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda's founders. He has been a woodcarver for 51 years, and teaching the art for 38 years to both beginners and those with advanced skills.

Photo credit: Derek Gee, The Buffalo News

Buffalo State Alumnus Receives Award From National Weather Service
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Jack Kanack, '83
Jack Kanack, ’83, was honored as the recipient of an award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service.