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Success Stories

  • Success Stories

    Meet some of our alumni as they share their stories and how ECC played a part in their successes.

  • Ray Bednarski TN

    Ray Bednarski

    Architectural Technology/Construction  '89

    Ray Bednarski earned his degree in Architectural Technology/Construction in 1998. He then was hired by Kedeney Smith Fitzgerald and Laping as a draftsman. After graduating from the University of Buffalo, Ray became a licensed architect. He has worked on various design projects in both the public and private sectors for education, healthcare and commercial institutions. Presently, he serves as chair on the ECC Architectural Technology Advisory Board.
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    TheArthur Duncan TN

    TheArthur Duncan

    Liberal Arts and Science  '06

    After a difficult life growing up in Los Angeles and Buffalo, TheArthur Duncan graduated from ECC.  He went on to finish law school and has his own private law practice. He is also the author of the book, Felon-Attorney, that depicts the personal struggles he had to overcome.
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    Lenora Foote TN

    Lenora B. Foote

    Paralegal  '90

    As a young, single mother, Lenora Foote worked full-time while completing a degree in Paralegal from ECC. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science/Pre-Law Studies from Canisius and a Juris Doctor Degree/Family Law Certificate from Buffalo School of Law. Lenora continues to give back by serving on various committees and boards working at make this a better community.
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    Clinton Ronan TN

    Clinton Ronan

    Business Administration  '94

    Clinton Ronan graduated from Erie Community College with a degree in Business Administration despite dealing with a learning disorder. He is now a Command Chief Master Sergeant in the 22nd Air Force at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in George. He is also a Team Leader with the Defense Contract Management Agencies Navy Special Emphasis Operation in Buffalo.
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    Diane Slawinowski TN

    Diane Slawinowski, D.D.S

    Dental Hygiene  '90

    Beginning her career as a dental hygienist with a degree from Erie Community College, Dr. Slawinowski went on to become a general dentist. Diane has participated in missions in RAM (Remote Area Medical) that serves impoverished, remote areas. For several years she has also taught dental hygiene at ECC.
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