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  • If Bryant & Stratton alumni Kevin Meaker looks sort of familiar, there’s a good reason. Twenty years ago the business administration student was featured in the school’s advertising campaign and his face adorned the side of a city bus in Syracuse. You also might recognize him as a council member for the town of Clay, outside of Syracuse. Or maybe you just know him as a former classmate who never misses his beloved Bobcats on the basketball court and is proud to say his life wa...

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  • Kiara Rouse enrolled at Bryant & Stratton College in the fall of 2018 determined to begin her educational journey and career in healthcare. As her time at the college came to a close, she found herself loving the medical field so much, that she decided after graduating in December of 2019 with her Associate Degree in Medical Assisting, that she would continue her education and pursue Nursing.  On top of applying for Nursing School, Kiara also faced the obstacle of seeking employment in ...

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  • Brittany Foster understands the struggles, the fear, and the difficulties of overcoming abuse. The 29-year-old survived an abusive relationship that she said nearly drove her to give up. Instead, she used the experience to forge a path to help others. “Ever since then I feel like you don’t know what it’s like unless you are a victim yourself,” she said. “I felt I had a calling to help other victims, to give them a voice instead of leaving them to get that vic...

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  • There are times when it seems like the only thing that matters is what takes place between the whistles. Wednesday’s soccer matches were a perfect reminder of the gravity of what takes place outside the field of play. The Bryant & Stratton College men’s and women’s soccer teams wore purple wristbands in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month while devoting the games to a survivor of domestic violence, Anne Kilduff. Kilduff, a Bryant & Stratton College stud...

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  • After 30 years, Ronda Falcone says she is not an employee of Bryant & Stratton College. Rather, she is a member of an extensive, loving family. During her early days as an admissions officer she enrolled her first student at the College, Mary Brown. Falcone still receives an annual Christmas card from Brown and her family. “That speaks to the connection we have with our students,” Falcone said. “That works for me.” Falcone is celebrating 30 years with the univer...

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  • It took just sentence to change Robert Taylor’s life. At 36-years-old he was working for Tyson Foods, hanging live chickens on the processing line. He needed to take a vacation day but the forms in his building had run out. He went to HR to get one and offer to take more back to his building. The human resources agent blew him off and said he’d print them later. “He disrespected me. He could have taken 10 steps and given me that form,” Taylor said. “I wanted to c...

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  • Robert King came from a family that owned a small business. He had a solid professional background. But he wanted more. He wanted to own his own business. Bryant & Stratton College helped him reach that goal. King, 33, of Richmond, Va., earned an Associate’s Degree in Business in 2011 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 2013. He said school administrators were careful to guide and support each student through their degree program. “It is almost unimagi...

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  • Edward Krohn wears a lot of professional hats. At Bryant & Stratton College, he teaches courses in business principals and strategic and global management. In the civilian world, he works for the Navy Federal Credit Union. And as an Army Reservist placed on active duty, he is part of the Global Forces Management Team at Fort Bragg, N.C. Krohn returned to the classroom, however, to help him further develop one of his favorite roles - as the coach of the local high school debate team. At ...

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  • Latesha Banks tried two different college degree programs after high school, and neither worked for her. Banks had a good job in the customer service department of an insurance company, but she wanted more. So, at age 22, she made a plan to get herself through college and on a path to a career in the insurance industry – with more pay and more responsibility at every step. “I wasn’t clear on what the ultimate goal for myself was,” Banks said in a recent interview. &l...

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  • Steve Taravella first stepped through Bryant & Stratton College’s doors in 1986. The associate degree he earned then helped him land a job with a company that has offered him upward mobility for 30 years. He entered in the accounts payable department. Today Taravella, 52, is assisting the company’s lawyers with paralegal duties. “Over the course of many years my job has evolved as the business evolved,” Taravella said. “At one time we had only one paralegal ...

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