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Kevin Freiheit, '16
Kevin Freiheit, '16Kevin Freiheit is an editorial producer for Major League Baseball (MLB). He graduated in 2016 with a B.A. in Journalism.
Judy Bradbury, '74
Judy Bradbury, '74Judy Bradbury graduated in 1974 with a B.S. in Elementary Education, and is a full-time author and professional development consultant.
Mark Hosken, '78
Mark Hosken, '78Mark Hosken is an attorney, Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender, in Rochester, NY. He graduated in 1978 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
John Starkey, '98
John Starkey, '98John Starkey is the principal at Lafayette International High School in Buffalo, NY. He graduated in 1998 with a B.A. in Spanish.
Kelsey Bashore, '13
Kelsey Bashore, '13Kelsey Bashore graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Fashion and Textile Technology, and is a hunting/fishing apparel designer at Under Armour.
Denis Uminski, B.S. '64, M.S. '67
Denis Uminski, B.S. '64, M.S. '67Denis Uminski is currently an attorney. He served in the National Guard for 27 years, and was involved with Casting Hall Productions on campus. He received his B.S. in Secondary Education (Social Studies) in 1964 and M.S. in Social Studies Education in 1967.
Neil O'Donnell, '93
Neil O'Donnell, '93Neil O'Donnell is a senior EOP counselor at Buffalo State College. He received his B.S. in Anthropology in 1993.
Mary (Tirone) DiPaola, '94
Mary (Tirone) DiPaola, '94Mary (Tirone) DiPaola is an adjunct professor in the Fashion and Textile Technology Department at Buffalo State College. She graduated in 1994 with a B.S. in Fashion and Textile Technology.
Aaron Kanige, '14
Aaron Kanige, '14Aaron Kanige is an ESL Teacher in Santander, Spain. He graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Spanish Education.
Robert Lowery, '00
Robert Lowery, '00Robert Lowery graduated in 2000 with a B.S. in Sociology, and is the director of program quality at Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo.
Kyle Bradstreet, B.A. '02, M.A. '04
Kyle Bradstreet, B.A. '02, M.A. '04Kyle Bradstreet, B.A. ’02, M.A. ’04, is an award-winning writer/producer. One of his writing and producing credits includes the critically acclaimed series "Mr. Robot."
Matthew Bové, '13
Matthew Bové, '13Matthew Bové is a reporter at WKBW. He received his B.A. in Journalism in 2013.
Kathryn Leacock, '99
Kathryn Leacock, '99Kathryn Leacock is the director of collections at the Buffalo Museum of Science. She graduated in 1999 with a B.A. in Anthropology.
Greg Whitehurst, '15

Greg Whitehurst, '15Greg Whitehurst received his B.A. in History in 2015, and is the founder of the Gourm-Asian Bistro food truck.

Samantha Nephew, '11
Samantha Nephew, '11Samantha Nephew graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Public Communication, and is a community organizer.