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The Buffalo State Alumni Association is a non-dues paying association, which means everyone who has graduated from the College is part of our Alumni Association. We serve alumni and the broader campus community through events, programs, services, and resources. Request free alumni ID card to get discounts on products and services here: bit.ly/BuffStateAlumID. A full list of benefits (including dis

The Buffalo State Alumni Association is a non-dues paying association, which means everyone who has graduated from the College is part of our Alumni Association. We serve alumni and the broader campus community through events, programs, services, and resources. Request free alumni ID card to get discounts on products and services here: bit.ly/BuffStateAlumID. A full list of benefits (including dis

Operating as usual

Happy Thanksgiving alumni and friends!
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving alumni and friends!

We are thankful for our amazing community of Bengals today (and every day)!
Happy Thanksgiving 🧡

Fan of Family Feud? Congratulations to George Brown '06 who was on the TV show last night! #FamilyFeud #BuffaloStateColl...
11/17/2021

Fan of Family Feud? Congratulations to George Brown '06 who was on the TV show last night! #FamilyFeud #BuffaloStateCollege

11/15/2021

ON VIEW TODAY through November 29th in the Czurles-Nelson Gallery:

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of SUNY Buffalo State, "Resilience | Art & Design, Past & Present" highlights the Art & Design Department’s historic evolution as told through the works of distinguished emeriti and alumni represented in the Burchfield Penney Art Center's collection.

In 1871, the Buffalo Normal School opened with art classes in drawing and penmanship— its offerings grew exponentially, as the educational institution developed to support a full range of art and design creativity in an urban college.

In a similar fashion, the Charles Burchfield Center, founded in 1966, to honor the renowned American artist Charles E. Burchfield, has grown from a single gallery space in Rockwell Hall to a contemporary museum building. The collection is also dedicated to artists affiliated with Western New York, including 123 artists identified with Buffalo State.

"Resilience | Art & Design, Past & Present" represents just a fraction of the immense range of talent that has developed historically as it simultaneously heralds the new School of Art & Sciences. It is the hope of its organizers that visitors will be inspired by this unique collection as we reflect on the past and look forward to the future.

Burchfield Scholar, Nancy Weekly has curated this exhibition based on recommendations from the college’s exhibition committee headed by Caitlin Skelcey that includes Marie Bogner, Carolyn Fusco, Lin Xia Jiang, Joseph Miller, and Kenneth Payne. This installation was facilitated by the Center’s professional staff and trained museum studies students.

The 11th annual Silent March recognizes members of the SUNY Buffalo State College community who have served in any branc...
11/11/2021

The 11th annual Silent March recognizes members of the SUNY Buffalo State College community who have served in any branch of the military or allied forces. The Alumni Association provides a scholarship for students who are actively serving or have served. Pictured are students who serve and protect our country. #veteransday #thankyou

11/10/2021

We’re over 10K already! Thanks to our 150+ donors for their support so far this AM!

Let’s keep it going! Head to www.givebuffalostateathletics.com to support your favorite program today!

#GoBengals #OnTheProwl #MadeInBuffalo

Join us this Friday for a Communication Department event, Communication Careers: A Conversation with the NCAA's. Alum Bo...
11/10/2021

Join us this Friday for a Communication Department event, Communication Careers: A Conversation with the NCAA's. Alum Bob Williams, senior vice president of communications for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, will be the keynote speaker for the event.

Join us this Friday for a Communication Department event, Communication Careers: A Conversation with the NCAA's. Alum Bob Williams, senior vice president of communications for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, will be the keynote speaker for the event.

Buffalo State alumna and Academy Award-winning film producer Deborah Oppenheimer’s most recent documentary, FOSTER, exam...
10/26/2021

Buffalo State alumna and Academy Award-winning film producer Deborah Oppenheimer’s most recent documentary, FOSTER, examines the inner workings of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. We were happy to host her master class in producing at the LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center!

Buffalo State alumna and Academy Award-winning film producer Deborah Oppenheimer’s most recent documentary, FOSTER, examines the inner workings of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. We were happy to host her master class in producing at the LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center!

If one or more of your family members graduated from Buffalo State, participate in our Alumni Legacy Family Tree Contest...
10/25/2021

If one or more of your family members graduated from Buffalo State, participate in our Alumni Legacy Family Tree Contest! Share your family history, earn bragging rights, and win prizes🐯🧡 Contestants can win in these categories: 🍁Contestant with most Buffalo State family graduates.
🍁Contestant with the most Buffalo State family graduating between 2000-2022.
🍁Contestant with the most Buffalo State family graduating between 1900-2000.
🍁Contestant with the earliest and/or most graduating alumni, closest to 1871.
🍁Random winner selected from all participating contestants.
All participants will be invited to an alumni picnic in Summer 2022. Click here to enter by April 1, 2022: https://alumni.buffalostate.edu/legacy-family-tree

If one or more of your family members graduated from Buffalo State, participate in our Alumni Legacy Family Tree Contest! Share your family history, earn bragging rights, and win prizes🐯🧡 Contestants can win in these categories: 🍁Contestant with most Buffalo State family graduates.
🍁Contestant with the most Buffalo State family graduating between 2000-2022.
🍁Contestant with the most Buffalo State family graduating between 1900-2000.
🍁Contestant with the earliest and/or most graduating alumni, closest to 1871.
🍁Random winner selected from all participating contestants.
All participants will be invited to an alumni picnic in Summer 2022. Click here to enter by April 1, 2022: https://alumni.buffalostate.edu/legacy-family-tree

Buffalo State alum Calvin Myles ‘06 opened up his own restaurant in Buffalo👏🧡 Myles In Ya Mouth
10/20/2021

Buffalo State alum Calvin Myles ‘06 opened up his own restaurant in Buffalo👏🧡 Myles In Ya Mouth

Buffalo State alum Calvin Myles ‘06 opened up his own restaurant in Buffalo👏🧡 Myles In Ya Mouth

All are invited to attend two very special events with visiting distinguished alumna and Academy Award–winning producer ...
10/18/2021
Beyond Boundaries - Distinguished Alumna Visit: Deborah Oppenheimer - October 20, 21 | Daily Bulletin | SUNY Buffalo State College

All are invited to attend two very special events with visiting distinguished alumna and Academy Award–winning producer Deborah Oppenheimer.

A reception with Ms. Oppenheimer will be held on Wednesday, October 20, at 5:00 p.m., followed by her master class in producing at 6:00 p.m., in the LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center.

On Thursday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. we will screen her award-winning documentary film FOSTER, followed by a Q&A with Ms. Oppenheimer in the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Tower Auditorium.

More information click here: https://bit.ly/3aIwSYM
Watch the trailer here: https://bit.ly/3AEOXla

The Daily Bulletin is Buffalo State’s official newsletter and contains announcements, curricular items, faculty and staff achievements, news and events, and other information of importance to the campus community.

Oscar-Winning Alumna Deborah Oppenheimer Coming to Buffalo State for Screening of New Documentary
10/18/2021
Oscar-Winning Alumna Deborah Oppenheimer Coming to Buffalo State for Screening of New Documentary

Oscar-Winning Alumna Deborah Oppenheimer Coming to Buffalo State for Screening of New Documentary

Oscar-Winning Alumna Deborah Oppenheimer Coming to Buffalo State for Screening of New Documentary October 13, 2021 By Laurie Kaiser The genesis of Deborah Oppenheimer’s most recent documentary was a 6-year-old boy named Patrick. Years ago, the Buffalo State College alumna and Academy Award–winni...

The Buffalo State Alumni Association and Liberty Mutual are teaming up to offer a defensive driving course on Saturday, ...
10/15/2021

The Buffalo State Alumni Association and Liberty Mutual are teaming up to offer a defensive driving course on Saturday, October 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please call Buffalo State’s Liberty Mutual representative, Damien Lawrence, at (716) 984-9111 by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, to reserve your spot. More information here: https://dailybulletin.buffalostate.edu/defensive-driving-class-october-23

The Buffalo State Alumni Association and Liberty Mutual are teaming up to offer a defensive driving course on Saturday, October 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please call Buffalo State’s Liberty Mutual representative, Damien Lawrence, at (716) 984-9111 by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, to reserve your spot. More information here: https://dailybulletin.buffalostate.edu/defensive-driving-class-october-23

The Record shared some great stories from alumni celebrating their 50th Reunion during Homecoming Weekend!https://buffst...
10/12/2021
50 Year Class Reunion: Anecdotes from the alumni of ’70 and ’71

The Record shared some great stories from alumni celebrating their 50th Reunion during Homecoming Weekend!

https://buffstaterecord.com/16403/news/50-year-class-reunion-anecdotes-from-the-alumni-of-70-and-71/

Among the many events this past week in celebration of Buffalo State’s 150 Year Anniversary was the 50 year reunion of Buffalo State Class of ’70 and’71! After a tour around the campus, the alumni were treated to a cocktail reception and dinner banquet at the Alumni and Visitor Center. You cou...

Fan of the Voice? SUNY Buffalo State College alum Joshua Vacanti '16 will be auditioning on the hit TV show, which you c...
09/21/2021
Buffalo State Music Alumnus Chosen for TV Singing Competition 'The Voice'

Fan of the Voice? SUNY Buffalo State College alum Joshua Vacanti '16 will be auditioning on the hit TV show, which you can watch tonight! Good luck, Joshua! #buffalostate #TheVoice

Buffalo State Music Alumnus Chosen for TV Singing Competition 'The Voice' September 21, 2021 By Laurie Kaiser Joshua Vacanti, a 2016 graduate of Buffalo State College’s music program, is performing on NBC’s singing competition The Voice tonight, September 21. The show can be viewed on local NBC ...

150 years of educating students who go on to amazing things as alumni! Happy Buffalo State Day!
09/17/2021

150 years of educating students who go on to amazing things as alumni! Happy Buffalo State Day!

Did you know that Buffalo State College was founded in 1871? This year we are celebrating 150 years as Buffalo's College, and we’re kicking off our sesquicentennial celebration today! Happy Buffalo State College Day!

It was a hot week in Western New York, and SUNY Buffalo State College welcomed our new and returning residential student...
08/27/2021

It was a hot week in Western New York, and SUNY Buffalo State College welcomed our new and returning residential students for move-in day. Where did you dorm when you lived on campus?

Education alums! Join us on campus for a teacher's reunion on Thursday, September 9. 🎉
08/19/2021

Education alums! Join us on campus for a teacher's reunion on Thursday, September 9. 🎉

Are you a teacher candidate or interested in becoming a teacher? Come join our Bengal Teachers Reunion on Thursday, September 9th from 12:00-1:30 in the Hank Mann Quad #bscexed

Holly Hubert, '88, and Alexsandra López, '02, were featured as "Women of Influence" by Buffalo Business First. Hubert is...
08/10/2021
Meet the 2021 Women of Influence winners - Buffalo Business First

Holly Hubert, '88, and Alexsandra López, '02, were featured as "Women of Influence" by Buffalo Business First. Hubert is the founder and CEO of GlobalSecurityIQ and Lopez is a coordinator of regional culturally responsive education for Erie 1 BOCES. Congratulations to our SUNY Buffalo State College alumnae!

Lynne Marie Finn of Broadleaf Results Inc. is the Businesswomen of the Year.

Raven Baxter, '14, '16, accepted her 2021 Young Alumnus Achievement Award at the Alumni & Visitor Center among her famil...
08/09/2021

Raven Baxter, '14, '16, accepted her 2021 Young Alumnus Achievement Award at the Alumni & Visitor Center among her family, former professors, and SUNY Buffalo State College community members. Best of luck as she embarks on a new journey as director of diversity initiatives at the University of California, Irvine, School of Biological Sciences. #youngalumni #sunyalumni

Best spot to get wings in Buffalo!
07/29/2021

Best spot to get wings in Buffalo!

We wouldn’t be true Buffalonians if we didn’t love #NationalChickenWingDay🍗! What are your favorite local wing spots? Comment below 👇

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Happy #716 Day! What do you love the most about Western New York?
07/16/2021

Happy #716 Day! What do you love the most about Western New York?

We 🧡 calling Buffalo our home, and we're proud to be a part of the City of Good Neighbors! Happy #716Day

Timeline Photos
07/04/2021

Timeline Photos

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July, Bengals!

Two amazing alumni team up to combine their unique talents to showcase delicious recipes and promote the local culinary ...
06/26/2021
Alumni Connect through Friendship, Food with Virtual Cooking Series

Two amazing alumni team up to combine their unique talents to showcase delicious recipes and promote the local culinary scene! 🥘

Alumni Connect through Friendship, Food with Virtual Cooking Series June 24, 2021 By Natalie Murphy For Darian Bryan, B.S. ’17, making meals for others (with a smile) has always been a way of life. Bryan, who studied hospitality administration at Buffalo State College, grew up working in his mothe...

Happy Pride Month! 🌈
06/06/2021

Happy Pride Month! 🌈

Happy Pride Month, Bengals!
Save the date for SUNY Pride - LGBTQIA+ Inclusion: From Now to Next on Thursday, June 10, from 3 to 4 p.m. Register online at suny.edu/pride

An amazing alumni legacy story about a father and daughter pursuing degrees at Buffalo Stare together.
05/20/2021

An amazing alumni legacy story about a father and daughter pursuing degrees at Buffalo Stare together.

ICYMI: Clarimar Galarza, not only encouraged her father Cesar Galarza, who dreamed of becoming a social worker, to attend college but also inspired him to earn a bachelor’s degree alongside her. The father and daughter received degrees in social work and art education, respectively during the virtual Commencement celebration on Saturday. Congrats to both Clarimar and Cesar! #BuffStateGrads

Read their story: https://bit.ly/2R8jmb1

A huge congratulations to our amazing Class of 2021 celebrating their virtual commencement today! Welcome to the alumni ...
05/15/2021

A huge congratulations to our amazing Class of 2021 celebrating their virtual commencement today! Welcome to the alumni family, @buffalostate always will be in your corner as you navigate your post-grad journeys! Don’t forget to use #BuffStateGrads on Instagram and Twitter to send your congrats to our graduates and be featured on the Grad Wall. (Link in bio) #commencement #graduation #suny

A huge congratulations to our amazing Class of 2021 celebrating their virtual commencement today! Welcome to the alumni family, @buffalostate always will be in your corner as you navigate your post-grad journeys! Don’t forget to use #BuffStateGrads on Instagram and Twitter to send your congrats to our graduates and be featured on the Grad Wall. (Link in bio) #commencement #graduation #suny

Timeline Photos
05/13/2021

Timeline Photos

That's a wrap, Bengals! Today marks the final day of the semester. Way to go! 🙌 🎉 🐯

Best of luck to our student assistant Tashana Dixon, who is graduating with a degree in criminal justice on Saturday! Ta...
05/13/2021

Best of luck to our student assistant Tashana Dixon, who is graduating with a degree in criminal justice on Saturday! Tashana joined the Alumni Engagement team as a freshman and was able to help with the opening of the Alumni & Visitor Center in 2018. She was also a competitive student-athlete for Track & Field. Congratulations to Tash and all of the graduates, we will miss you! #buffstategrads

Is graduation season making you reminisce about your Buffalo State Commencement? Send your congratulations to the Class ...
05/11/2021

Is graduation season making you reminisce about your Buffalo State Commencement? Send your congratulations to the Class of '21 and a throwback of your Commencement photo to our Virtual Grad Wall! Submit your message using the link or comment below to be featured on our Virtual Grad Wall -- https://taggbox.com/w/buffstategrads2021

Is graduation season making you reminisce about your Buffalo State Commencement? Send your congratulations to the Class of '21 and a throwback of your Commencement photo to our Virtual Grad Wall! Submit your message using the link or comment below to be featured on our Virtual Grad Wall -- https://taggbox.com/w/buffstategrads2021

Buffalo State EOP alumni are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of students for its Honors Convocation on Thursday...
04/30/2021

Buffalo State EOP alumni are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of students for its Honors Convocation on Thursday, May 6. EOP alum Yasin Mohammed, deputy director of procurement for the Maryland State Highway Administration, will serve as the speaker for this amazing event!

04/24/2021
Bengalathon 2021

Bengalathon 2021 is LIVE now! Watch to hear some amazing stories from our students, alumni, and faculty. You can make a gift to support emergency funding and academic scholarships for our students at bengalathon.com.

Bengalathon auction spotlight: Register now to bid on a commissioned caricature by renowned artist Phillip Burke! Learn ...
04/24/2021

Bengalathon auction spotlight: Register now to bid on a commissioned caricature by renowned artist Phillip Burke! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3erVy9E

Bengalathon auction spotlight: Register now to bid on a commissioned caricature by renowned artist Phillip Burke! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3erVy9E

04/23/2021
Bengalathon airs on Saturday!

Tune in for our second annual Bengalathon this Saturday, April 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. live on SUNY Buffalo State College and WBBZ TV | Buffalo's Buzz! Bengalathon will feature stories from students, faculty, and alumni about the life-changing impact of a Buffalo State education.

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Monday we lost a fellow alumni George Mayer. He was a great husband, father, friend and teacher. He earned his masters at Buffalo State and went on to teach for 30 years. He will missed.
I am a 1956 graduate of Buffalo State, as was my brother, in 1954. Besides that, my mother, and her two sisters, also graduated from Buffalo Normal School and my step-mother. We were all in Delta Sigma Epsilon Sorority. I would very much like to talk with someone on the committee since I have copies of : The Record pages which each has an article written by my mother and both aunts. My aunt Harriet Cooke was the Editor in Chief in of The Elms in 1926, and I have a copy of that. I am hoping that you might like to include these in your Anniversary edition. Perhaps someone on the committee can contact me to obtain more information from me and let me know if you would like to have copies of all of these long ago items. My name is Harriet Brott Wenger, class of 1956. I live in Florida and my phone number is: (941) 243-3354. I received my Masters Degree in Special Education from Westfield State, MA, and taught Special Needs students for 33 years in N.Y., NE., MA, and FL. I also taught 2 Graduate courses at Creighton University while living in the Omaha area. I genuinely hope to hear from someone. While at Buff. State, I was chosen as the White Rose Queen of Sigma Tau Rho Fraternity, December 6, 1954, and I was privileged to dance with the President of the college at that event. (I feel very remiss at the moment because I can't remember his name!) There is still more to share if anyone is interested in my time at Buffalo State. Yours truly, Harriet Brott Wenger aka. Hibby Brott
Hi everyone, I am a Buffalo State graduate of 2015. As you all know my kidney transplant was cancelled. It still sits funny w me, I’m obviously devastated but I’m back on the search. Knowing this journey was supposed to be over sounded so good to me; like music to my ears, like a light snow fall on a Christmas morning, like the fireworks on the 4th of July. When I got the call that my transplant was cancelled I felt like I was carrying the weight of the world again. My first thoughts went to my son. My precious little boy who I love dearly. I want to be a part of every accomplishment of his, I want to be there to kiss his booboos during those typical boy years, I want to witness him walk across the stage at his high school graduation or send him off to his prom w a girl a probably won’t approve of😂. I want to be there the way I’m supposed to be and not just a physical being. Please, I don’t care if you like me or hate me share this post and get it to reach as many people as we possibly can. I know being a living donor can be scary but the gratefulness of the recipient is life long, it’s truly forever. Please consider donating or even call Deanne and ask questions to ease your mind if you’re stuck (716)898-5001. If you can’t do that, please share.. maybe someone you know is interested.
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Move out Day for The Record today. The old room held so many memories that we just had to let go of today. We ended the move out with a fun picture on top of all our old stacks of newspapers from when we used to print each week. A huge thank you to our new Vice President, Thomas Tedesco and Angela Caico, our Curved Editor for helping out today. Here is to making new memories in our new office located in the basement of the union. P.S All Buffalo State Record Alumni… these stacks of papers are all up for grabs! If your interested in taking a look at any of these old prints please email The Record at [email protected] Buffalo State Alumni Association Buffalo State Communication Department
I've got my 'gear' to join the celebration! B.S. Sec. Ed. Bio '68, M.S. '71. Congrats to all!
Today is the day, graduates! Congratulations! 🧡🎓 Once a Bengal, Forever a Bengal! Welcome to the Buffalo State Alumni Association family! 🐯 We're just a few hours away from our virtual ceremonies! 🎓 Baccalaureate Ceremonies: Saturday, May 15, 12 p.m. 🎓 Graduate Ceremony Saturday, May 15, 2 p.m. 🔗 commencement.buffalostate.edu Have photos or congratulations you want to share? Use #BuffStateGrads on Twitter and Instagram or submit your congratulations to our graduates directly on our online Grad Wall at buffstategrads.buffalostate.edu
Hi! I am trying to find a woman named Sue, that spent the Spring 1992 study abroad trip to Newcastle, Australia. We were on the trip together & I have some pictures I would like to share with her.
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