Students facing unexpected financial circumstances that put their education at risk receive critical support from this fund.
This fund assists undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences who are near graduation, but – due to an unexpected financial crisis – may be unable to graduate.
Applicants must be enrolled in a course of study within the College of Arts and Sciences, must be making satisfactory progress (or have created a realistic plan in consultation with their advisor), and must demonstrate critical financial hardship that could prevent them from obtaining their degree.
The fund is named for Gustin L Reichbach, BA '67, who majored in political science at UB, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Reichbach served on the Civil Court of the City of New York, the New York State Supreme Court, and was an international judge for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo.
The fund was established by Reichbach’s UB Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity-bother Paul Nussbaum, BA ‘67, founder and CEO of Patriot American Hospitality, and founder and CEO of Waramaug Hospitality, as well as other donors, to honor Reichbach after his death in 2012.