Alumni Profile: Angelo Maddox
Jan07

Alumni Profile: Angelo Maddox

Angelo Maddox is an entrepreneur, boxer, and and true New Yorker. He attended Hudson Valley Community College for two years and seamlessly transferred to the University at Albany to complete a bachelor’s degree and decided to stay in the Capital City to start a retail company, Fresh and Fly Clothing. As if his entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to education is not enough, Mr. Maddox’s story is empowering; in 2013, Mayor...

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SUNY Purchase Student Crowdfunds 3D Printer
Dec30

SUNY Purchase Student Crowdfunds 3D Printer

SUNY Purchase student crowdfunds 3D printer SUNY Purchase College — When Purchase College student Shai Schechter was in the market for an affordable 3D printer, he was dumbfounded; the existing printers were too expensive to purchase and maintain.  So, with a grant from the college and with a New York entrepreneurial spirit in hand, he founded a business and is in the process of raising nearly a quarter-million dollars on KickStarter...

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Alumni Profile: Angelo Mazzone
Mar19

Alumni Profile: Angelo Mazzone

Alumni Profiles is an ongoing series highlighting successful graduates who, with a SUNY education, achieved interesting and influential careers. Angelo Mazzone is an entrepreneur, educator, visionary, and family man.  He has taken advantage of his education at Hudson Valley Community College and Schenectady County Community College to build a hospitality empire in Upstate New York, and now gives back to the College in a handful of...

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President Obama Presents Medal of Technology to UB Alumnus
Feb11

President Obama Presents Medal of Technology to UB Alumnus

SUNY attracts the best and brightest scholars and our 3 million alumni are helping shape life in the 21st century. Take, for example University at Buffalo alum Norman R. McCombs, who developed an oxygen production system that spawned a billion dollar industry and helped ease the pain of millions suffering from lung diseases. Recently, President Barack Obama presented the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to McCombs at a...

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Take a Risk. Start a Company. Launch a Social Enterprise.
Nov28

Take a Risk. Start a Company. Launch a Social Enterprise.

It takes hard work and guts to transform a great idea into a viable business or community organization, but University at Buffalo students are doing it every day with support from the university. Each of the entrepreneurs profiled below endured long hours and surprising obstacles to succeed. None regretted it.   Two childhood friends, Eric Reich, J.D. and MBA ’02, and Michael Weisman, MBA ’01, turned UB’s $25,000...

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