When I was 24 years old, I quit my job as a TV news producer to be a freelance reporter in Lebanon. I was confident I could succeed as an overseas reporter—largely because of my experience at the University at Buffalo.
Aman Singh (BS ‘12) and his brother Ajay Singh are bringing the spices and flavors of the streets of India to Buffalo in their new restaurant, Naan-Tastic. The brothers’ second venture opened on Niagara Falls Boulevard in early 2019.
John Koltai (BA '04) was a shy kid from Amherst when he started at UB. Now, he's a full-time freelance designer, animator and director who has worked on films such as Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier and Thor: Ragnarok.
Oliver Young (Yang Hanfeng) (MBA ’04) exemplifies the strength of UB’s global alumni network. Students and fellow graduates benefit from his mentorship and strong ties with the university, his position as a business leader and his connections to the Warren Buffets of the world.
“The incredible professors and clinicians at UB taught me to stay as curious as possible. That inquisitive mindset continues to open doors for me today. And it’s why I was prepared to lead a code blue cardiac arrest in my first year out of pharmacy school.”
"After my father died, I didn’t know how to break the cycle that I was in, but I knew I wanted to make better decisions. That’s when my wife suggested I go back to school. When I found out I got a scholarship, it took my breath away. It literally save us."
“As a nursing student, I was fortunate to have UB’s support to travel on an incredibly humbling global outreach trip. Now, I take students on these trips to help them change lives and understand the big picture of culture, diversity and leadership."
“I leveraged what I was taught at the School of Management and built upon that foundation to succeed as a tech entrepreneur. My education gave me the confidence and knowhow to look at every project and give it a full 360 review to improve the technologies we were building.”