BENGAL TALES – Porsha Ari Coaxum

Class Year: 2011
Degree: Journalism

Current Occupation: News Program Host at 88.7 FM WBFO

Porsha Ari Coaxum, '11

What is one of your fondest memories of Buffalo State?

My fondest memories at Buff State include my educational experience. Video Production was one of my favorite classes. I enjoyed being creative with the camera and editing my work. My News Production class allowed me to write and produce news stories and present them in class on Monday. I enjoyed the weekly challenge. 

Were you involved with any on-campus organizations as a student?


How did graduating from Buffalo State shape your future?    

I received the tools and skills I needed to start my career at Buff State. 

What accomplishments have you achieved since graduating from Buffalo State?    

Changemakers 30 under 30 award
Buffalo Niagara Spotlight Professional Recipient


Do you have any advice for current students trying to achieve success after graduation?  

Find professors that have your best interest at heart and build relationship with them. Keep relationships with your old professors. Contact them for advice and when you are searching for jobs.


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Originally posted: March 2017