Alumni Association

For those who leave NCCC, but for whom NCCC never leaves.

General Information

The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association exists to help you stay connected to NCCC and to each other wherever you are in life. Whatever you’re seeking, whether it is a NCCC event, benefit, or career opportunity, we’ve got you covered!

Since 1987 when the NCCC Alumni Association was first created, we have dedicated ourselves to connecting alumni, students, and friends of the College in lifelong support of NCCC and each other. NCCC has had over 40,000 attendees and graduates; all are considered alumni. No matter what, we strive to stay connected with everyone.

We invite you to now meet our current NCCC Alumni Association Committee Members below. These members have continued to dedicate themselves to the success of NCCC and our Alumni Association. Committee members not only donate their time and efforts throughout the year by volunteering and attending our events, but also help us stay connected to other alumni, provide consistent feedback during meetings, and help us secure donations and sponsorship for various events.

NCCC Alumni Association

Current Members

Marty Drake

Marty Drake ’75


Professor/Counselor – Transfer/Articulation
Niagara County Community College

“Success has many definitions; failure has many explanations. At the end of the day, be relentless and involved in pursuing your goals.”

Wayne Barnett

Wayne Barnett '98

Manager, Thermal Business Development
Clearway Energy, Inc.

“It is important that I stay connected and involved with NCCC because I personally understand the impact the school has on individuals and the regional community. While in transition from Rochester after my freshman year, NCCC was an enriching educational environment that supported and encouraged a full time working adult with a young family.”

Dianne Bly

Dianne Bly ’10, ’06

Medical Policy and Analysis Coordinator

"I am honored to be able to continue to share the values, strength, and support within the NCCC community by way of promoting a spirit of unity and loyalty among former students and newer colleagues."

Dan Jackson

Dan Jackson ’99

Local Sales Manager
WIVB Channel 4

“It’s always been important for me stay connected and involved with NCCC so I could give back to the school that laid the path for me to a rewarding and successful career. I want to ensure that generations to come have that same opportunity.”

Mike LaFever

Mike LaFever ’70

Superintendent of Schools
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo

“Though we like to think that we accomplish life’s goals through our own tenacity and initiative, almost all of us had help along the way. NCCC truly gave me my chance in life. Without the College’s support and guidance, so many doors would’ve been closed throughout my life. I stay active in the NCCC Alumni as my way of giving back and supporting the generations to come who like me, will learn that we seldom walk alone.”

Sal Messina

Sal Messina ’73

IRS Agent

“There is an old Chinese proverb that captures the path of life, "The longest journey begins with a step". As a student and now as an alumnus of NCCC, a significant "step" for me has been and is NCCC!”

Christina Cerrone Pecoraro

Christina Cerrone Pecoraro ’06

Account Clerk
Mark Cerrone, Inc.

“NCCC feels like home and is part of my family. Attending NCCC has been the best step I’ve made towards achieving success.”

Derek Pew

Derek Pew '17

Derek Pew ’17
Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

"My time at NCCC is one that completely changed my life. Being a part of the Alumni Committee allows me to make sure I can help ensure that NCCC stays a place where students lives can be positively affected and changed"

Navaar Poole

Navaar Poole ’19

Student House Assistant Director
Niagara County Community College

“When I think about staying involved and connected to NCCC, I think of family. Over the last 4-years as a student and employee of the College, NCCC has become my second family. It is an incredible feeling to continue to be part of that culture.”

Denise Prohaska

Denise Prohaska

Admissions Counselor
Niagara County Community College

“I am dedicated to the continued vision and mission of NCCC. My continued involvement reflects my commitment to giving opportunities and supporting the success of both current and future students.”

Les Robinson III

Les Robinson III ’87

CLTC Long Term Care Planning Consultant
The Northwoods Corp.

“The NCCC Alumni Association and Committee is a great way to stay connected to a great college.”

Carrie Boye Roof

Carrie Boye Roof ’93

Boye Creative Group, LLC

“Staying connected and involved with NCCC (a wonderful, affordable, financial institution) is both important and nostalgic to me. I feel honored to be part of the Alumni Committee – and hope I can make a difference.”

Jim Turner

Jim Turner ’86

Senior Vice President of Surgical & Outpatient Services
Erie County Medical Center

“My involvement with NCCC as a health care leader allows me to assist in guiding the pathways of students to reach new potentials and career paths. I am involved with many programs and committees at NCCC that focus on the real need and direction of the outside workforce to insure the students have the best tools to succeed in job placement and their future career.”

Ron Winter

Ron Winter ’74

Adjunct Professor
University at Buffalo Law School

"Working with colleagues to provide innovative events designed to bring NCCC alumni together is at the heart of why I donate my time to the Alumni Committee. We need to find a path to bring our talented alumni back to the College to assist our students and recent graduates."

Interested in Becoming a Member?

Any person who received a degree or certificate from NCCC or who earned 50 or more credit hours is considered an alum and can apply! Here’s how:

  • Submit a bio or resume highlighting your education, career, and personal achievements
  • Submit a letter telling us why you’re interested in serving on our committee

Please send all documents to Alli Korta, NCCC Foundation Assistant Director/Alumni Relations. Documents can be sent via email to or in the mail to:

Alli Korta
NCCC Foundation/Alumni Office A-265
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd
Sanborn, NY 14132


NCCC Foundation, Inc.
Deborah Brewer, Director
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132
Phone: 716-614-5911
Cell: 716-438-6388
Fax: 716-614-5913

NCCC Alumni Association
Alli Korta, Assistant Director
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132
Phone: 716-614-6231
Fax: 716-614-5913