Previous Young Alumnus Achievement Award Recipients

Julia Bottoms, '12, '17

LaStarsha McGarity, '19
Art Conservator

Raven Baxter, '14, '17
Research Scientist, Science Educator

Nathan Mroz, '16
Entrepreneur, Business Owner

Aitina Fareed Cooke, '12, '16
Artist, Owner/Founder, Get Fokus'd Productions, Youth Advocate

Morgan Williams-Bryant, '03
Senior Vice President for Community Engagement, Girl Scouts of Western NY

Mo Sumbundu, '13, '17
Assistant Director, Regional Economic Development Council of Western NY

Amber Morczek, ’09
Assistant Professor of Criminology, Cottey College

Krista Wierzbicki Todd, ’04
Vice President of Global Communications, Logitech

Gregory Clabeaux, ’03
Vascular Surgeon, Buffalo Medical Group

Kyle R. Bradstreet, ’02, ’04
Award-winning writer and producer 

Rodneyse Bichotte, ’95
Member of the NY State Assembly, 42nd District

Kimberly Evering, ’94
Web communications manager, Northern Virginia Community College

Mark T. Miller, '94
Research Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA


Ara Bagdasarian, '95
CEO & Co-Founder, Omnilert LLC, Leesburg, VA

Thomas "Thom" Tran, '04
Internationally touring stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and actor

Christopher Ciamaga, ‘00
NHL Referee, National Hockey League

Erin Habes, ’03,
Self-Employed Consultant, Adjunct Instructor, Buffalo State College

Nicholas S. Laudico, ‘01
Senior Vice-President, The Ruth Group

Martha Meegan, ’92, ‘06
TV Newsroom Managing Assignment Editor, WIVB-TV

Dr. Angela Maria Caba, DO, ’95 (B.A., Humanities)
Emergency Medicine Attending Physician, Lutheran Medical Center
Family Practice Attending Physician, Urban Health Plan

Richard Trigilio, ’90 (B.S., Design)
President/CEO, Medical Management Services, Inc.

Dr. Rita Zientek, M.S., ’90 (M.S., Student Personnel Administration)
Associate Dean, School of Professions
Buffalo State College


Cesar A. Cabrera, '90, '06
WNY Regional Representative
NYS Department of Labor

Gerald L. Cornish, '90
First Vice President
Merrill Lynch

Kelly (Monahan) Frothingham, '94, '97
Associate Professor, Geography & Planning
Buffalo State College

Christopher R. Gallant, '92
Emmy-Winning Editor/Director

David A. Kopasz, '93
Vice President for Food and Beverages
Seneca Niagara Casino

Jennifer (Whitson) Adams, '99
Communications Director
Aspen Institute, Commission on No Child Left Behind
Washington, D.C.

Marc A. Batchelor, Esq., '89
Vice President - Credit, Builders Bank
Business/Legal Counsel,
Drug Free Kids: America's Challenge, Inc.

Holly (Meier) Hubert, '88
Supervisory Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Joseline Pena-Melnyk, '87
State Delegate, The Maryland House of Delegates
District 21

Kevin R. Ryan, B.S. '84, M.S. '05
Special Agent
Department of Homeland Security,
Immigration & Customs

Richard Baumert, '86
Managing Director
Millennium Partners

Edward Czechowski, '95, '97
Supervisor, New Product Development Engineering
Cameron Compression Systems

Beverly Dunn, '92
Multilink Group Inc.

Lisa Flynn, '86
News Anchor

Russell Griffin, '93
Assistant Vice President of Diversity

James Hill, '88
ABC News

Amy Pearl, '87
Managing Partner
Performance Management Partners, Inc.

Brett Coppins, '96, '02
Artist and Educator
Lewiston-Porter High School

Joseph Golombek, Jr., '88, '94
Common Council Member
North District

Aileen Hoffman, '88
Director, Family Services
FEGS – Health and Human Services

Nikolas Lemos, '93
Forensic Laboratory Director and Chief Medical Examiner
San Francisco CA

Darius Pridgen, '88
Senior Pastor
True Bethel Baptist Church

Anthony Capece, ’87
Executive Director
Central District Management Association Inc.

Claudine Ewing, ’92
News Reporter
WGRZ-TV, Channel 2

Robert Gonzalez, ’86
Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Manhattan College

Brian Higgins, ’85
NYS Assemblyman
145th District

Uchenna Smith, ’99
KIPP Sankofa Charter School

Randy Burd, '94
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Medical College

Kenneth Conner, '85
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
University of Rochester, School of Medicine

Robert Denning, '90
President and CEO
Perry's Ice Cream Co., Inc.

Sam Hoyt, '92
NYS Assembly Member
144th District

Gerald Mead, '85/'86
Curator of Education and Outreach/Artist
Burchfield-Penney Art Center

Sundra Ryce, '96
President and CEO
SLR Contracting and Service Company, Inc.

Byron W. Brown, '83
New York State Senator
60th District

Francisco A. Guzman, '90
Supervisor, Building Construction
City of Buffalo

Mylous Hairston, '86
News Anchor and Reporter

Gregory Hoffman, '86
Vice President, Metro Banking Group
Fleet Bank

Kirsten B. Moysich, '92
Cancer Epidemiologist
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Titles listed were current at the time awards were presented.