Success Personified

UAlbany alumni combine their natural talents with the lessons
they learned as students to succeed personally and professionally.
Luke Nikas
Luke Nikas, B.A.'01

Resolving Complex Problems

Philosophy was the most fitting major Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP partner Luke Nikas could have chosen as preparation for law school.

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Josh Ostrovsky getting his nails done with Katie Couric
Josh Ostrovsky, B.A.'06

Social Butterfly

Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg and 9 million other people follow him on Instagram under the username @TheFatJewish.

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Brandon Jay McLaren
Brandon Jay McLaren, B.S.’02

Born to Perform

It was the spring of his junior year at UAlbany, and Brandon Jay McLaren, a human-biology major recruited to play soccer, was headed straight toward medical school.

Then one night, he attended an a capella concert on campus.

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Cheryl Abel-Hodges
Cheryl Abel-Hodges, B.A.’86

Fashion Sense

From political science ... to Justin Bieber’s boxers. These seemingly incongruous topics merge in the dynamic career track of UAlbany graduate and fashion executive Cheryl Abel-Hodges.

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Richard Goodstone
Richard Goodstone, B.S.’95

Building Bonnaroo

From its inception in 2002, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has blossomed into one of the nation’s largest music festivals.

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Youni, Inc. Co-Founders
Youni, Inc. Co-Founders

Living Their Dream

Youni, Inc., co-founders and recent graduates Anthony Escamilla, Jordan DiLapo and Jake Ruth took full advantage of the benefits the Blackstone LaunchPad program offers.

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Chante Mayers-Barbot
Chante Mayers-Barbot, B.A.’16

“A Reciprocal Experience”

As a University at Albany junior completing a semester abroad, Chante Mayers-Barbot fell in love with South Africa.

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Manjit Singh
Manjit Singh, M.S.’92

An Agile Approach

Manjit Singh is an expert at getting people and businesses “unstuck.”

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