Success Stories

In making the transition from student to successful professional, Bryant alumni have followed a variety of paths. Here are a few of their stories.

Success as a serial entrepreneur: Joseph M. D'Ambrose '08

Before he was 23, this sociology major had established a business with more than 200 clients; it's now one of Connecticut's leading e-design studios.


Accomplished scholar and outstanding teacher: David N. Ricchiute '70

"Bryant awakened me to a professional career that became my life’s work," says this award-winning professor of accountancy at the University of Notre Dame.


One of Canada’s most powerful women: Diane Kazarian ’83

A senior partner at PwC Canada, she considers the relationship-building skills learned early in her childhood and further developed at Bryant as the key to her success.


Stephanie Griffith '13: Survey of campus attitudes

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Hochberg Women's Center resources led her to research campus climate as it relates to homophobia, LGBTQ issues.


Nastazia Coirin '13: Empowering women in Haiti

Her coursework at Bryant and her affiliation with the Gertrude Meth Hochberg Women's Center launched Nastazia on a path to help women gain visibility in leadership positions.


William Gowen '13: Aiming for a career in public service

A semester-long internship doing economics research at a Washington, D.C., think tank "was an important part of how I chose my career," he says.


Eva Mahan ’13: Building a foundation for success one internship at a time

Learning the importance of hard work and dedication set the stage for Mahan's Honors Program capstone, her path to a graduate degree, and a job as a tax accountant.


Timothy Drechsler-Martell ’13: A path enriched by faculty and alumni

Bryant taught Drechsler-Martell to take advantage of opportunities, meet the right people and build great relationships.


Michael Leonard '13: Using a flexible curriculum to incorporate broad interests

Bryant’s integrated curriculum gave Leonard the flexibility to chart a unique path that incorporated finance, economics and applied statistics.


Christina Nadolny '13: Reaching her full potential

Nadolny thought she would go into finance or accounting. Instead, her experience conducting research with antibiotics has led her to a doctoral program in pharmaceutical sciences.


Cristine Cox '11: Internships, workshops led her to nation's capital

Cristine Cox’s association with PwC began at an orientation program for international and multicultural students.


Renee Chapman ’11: assistant sports manager at U.S. Sports Camps

Renee, who majored in Communication, is responsible for marketing and social media for baseball, football, and softball.