Our Stories

Read about just a few of our many alumni and friends who accomplish amazing things around the world.  

10/15/19
We sat down with Tom Occhino, BS '07, engineering director at Facebook, to hear the eight things he recommends for thinking like an entrepreneur.
7/10/19
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.
6/27/19
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.
6/21/19
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.
6/14/19
What goes around has come around for pediatric cardiologist Thomas DiSessa (MD ’71), who has gone from a once-struggling student to a world traveler with a cause.
6/4/19
When Jackie Andula (BS '90, MPH '03) first graduated with her nursing degree from UB, she had no idea she’d accidentally stumble upon a passion for public health that would span over three decades.
1/30/19
George Ellis Jr., MD ’45, and his wife Kelly, remained anonymous donors until recently. Learn about this amazingly generous couple who gave UB its largest gift ever.

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