School of Management Alumni Association Awards Grants

Release Date: February 8, 2013 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association (SOMAA) recently awarded a number of education grants through its Member Rewards program.

SOMAA members and their immediate families are eligible for the grants, which can be used toward UB educational programs.

The recipients of the 2013 grants are:

• James Adamo Jr. of Rochester, who is studying for a master’s degree in supply chain and operations management.

• Kathryn Berger of Williamsville (daughter of Gary Berger ’79, MBA ’93), who is studying for a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

• Christine Krolewicz of Elma (daughter of Randall Krolewicz ’83), who is studying for a master’s degree in urban planning.

• Meghan Mercurio of Buffalo, who is studying for a Master of Education in school counseling.

• Alanna Olear of Amherst (daughter of Michael Olear, CEL’07), who is studying for a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering.

• Michael Patterson Jr. of Lancaster (son of Michael Patterson ’83, MBA ’86), who is studying for a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science.

• Danielle Wallenhorst Hawkins of Hamburg, who is working toward certification in school leadership.

Other benefits of SOMAA’s Member Rewards program include grants for professional development, entertainment and travel, as well as complimentary tickets to SOMAA networking and social events.

For more information on SOMAA benefits, visit

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Media Contact Information

Jacqueline Molik Ghosen
Assistant Dean and Director of Communications
School of Management