Bengal Tales – Ronald DePentu

Ronald DePentu '59

Class Year 1959

B.F.A. in Art Education
Current Occupation Retired

What is one of your fondest memories of Buffalo State? 

I had the pleasure of attending Buffalo State along with a number of other Korean Conflict (it was a war) veterans graduating in 1959. We formed the Vet’s Club, keeping us together with our military backgrounds as well as age-wise, while fitting in with the other students. Many of us had been away from studies four years or more but the transition was made easier via our Vet’s Club relationship.

Graduate studies at Syracuse university followed undergraduate work at Buffalo State. I taught art and photography in the North Syracuse public schools for 26 years ending my teaching career at LeMoyne college in Syracuse as a member of the Fine Art department.
In Syracuse along with other teaching/practicing artists, I exhibited frequently. Now retired in Michigan, near family, I try to work at least a few hours each day, exhibit infrequently but still enjoy the daily challenge of producing visual images and look forward to continuing to do so in the remaining years.

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

Vet's Club

How did graduating from Buffalo State shape your future? 

Great teaching preparation

What accomplishments have you achieved since graduating from Buffalo State? 

College teaching, Exhibiting

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

Always consider the people you are working with




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Originally posted: June 2017