Alumni Achievements

Class Notes


  • Norbert Baschnagel, BS ’65, EdM ’68, wrote his seventh book titled "How to Build a Sport or Life Dynasty" in 2021. He was also inducted into the Clarion University Sports Hall of Fame on April 24, 2022. 


  • Dorothy Woodson, MS ’76, recently retired as African studies curator at Yale Library. She was a fellow at University of Western Cape. Woodson had held the position of social science bibliographer at UB's Lockwood Library from 1977 to 1999. During that time, she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar Research Award recipient and received the United States information Agency fellowship to Swaziland.


  • Victor Stolberg, MA ’81, MA ’83, EdM ’84, is the author of seven articles, including "Globalization" and "Tobacco," in the recently published "Wellness Around the World: An International Encyclopedia of Health Indicators, Practices, and Issues" (2023). He has also authored 57 articles, including "Addiction," "Drug Use," "Honor Killings," and "Lifestyle Diseases," in "Women’s Health: Understanding Issues and Influences" (2022).
  • William London, BA ’80, EdM ’84, PhD ’86, is a professor of public health at California State University, Los Angeles, and has been named Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.


  • Nellie Nosisi Feza, PhD ’09, is the deputy vice chancellor of research and innovation at the University of Venda in South Africa. She is currently working on a book titled "Centering Whole-Child Development in Global Education Reform: International Perspectives." In March 2023, she was honored with an Alumni Achiever Award by Nelson Mandela University.
  • Pauline Schmidt, EdM ’99, PhD ’09, is a professor at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and was awarded the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in 2020. She also received Buffalo State University’s English Education Alumni Award in 2022. She was promoted to full professor at the start of the 2022 academic year and published her first book, "Reimagining Literacies in the Digital Age: Multimodal Strategies to Teach with Technology," co-authored with Matthew J. Kruger-Ross.


  • Meredith Feigel, BA ’10, MA ’11, Adv. Cert. ’12, was named Teacher of the Year for 2023 at an intermediate school in the New York City public school system. In 2022, Feigel was a New York City finalist for the FLAG award and was awarded $10,000.
  • Sara Lewis, EdM ’12, Adv. Cert. ’13, finished her fourth year of employment at Horace Greeley High School in Westchester County, New York, as a school counselor. Prior to being hired, she worked for six years as a school counselor and counseling department chairperson at Fredonia High School in Fredonia, New York.
  • Louis Altman, MS ’13, released an album of original songs called "Songs of Citizen Lou: Hide in Plain Sight" (vol. 1).
  • Hyonsuk Cho, PhD ’16, was promoted to associate professor at the University of North Dakota and received tenure in 2022. She has published research papers in TESOL Quarterly; Journal of Language, Identity & Education; Literacy Research and Instruction; Journal of Early Childhood Research; International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism; and more. She received the AERA Education Research Service Projects grant in 2019, the UND CEHD Danley Faculty Fellow Award in 2022, and the Best Paper Award from the American Educational Research Association.
  • Zach Basler, MS ’18, was promoted to the position of adult and teen services manager/librarian II at the Ben May Main Library in Mobile, Alabama.


  • Ashley Cannon-Zelasko, BA ’16, EdM ’21, serves as the digital marketing specialist in University Advancement at the University at Buffalo. In August 2023, she began a new role as associate director of advancement in the Office of Student Life at UB.
  • Lindsey Moses, MS ’21, is working for a leading artificial intelligence company based in Silicon Valley, California.
  • Chris Spence, EdM ’13, Adv. Cert. ’20, PhD ’21, EdM ’21, Adv. Cert. ’21, has been named the next superintendent of schools for the New Hampshire Fall Mountain Regional School District.
  • Devon Cozad, MS ’22, celebrated one year at Daemen University as a research and instruction librarian. She joined the Western New York Library Resources Council's Library Education, Advancement and Partnerships (LEAP) Committee and was inducted into Beta Phi Mu–The International Library and Information Studies Honor Society.
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