Success Stories

Stony Brook alums are making their mark on the world in virtually every field and profession.

Our alumni community is comprised of world-renowned physicists and researchers, leaders in journalism, business, education and healthcare. And over the years, we've been fortunate that many have contributed their time and talents to helping current students and faculty in their own efforts to fulfill their potential and that of their alma mater.

Below is just a sampling of alums who have distinguished themselves and are proud to be Stony Brook alums. Check out the University's list of other influential SBU alumni. Are you making a difference in your career, your community or in the world at large? We would love to hear about it. Please email us at

Al Bello '89
Chief Sports Photographer, Getty Images  


David Bernard '87, '88
Director of the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony


Bernie BrennerBernie Brenner '90
Business Developer


Nicole BustamenteNicole Bustamente '14
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Fellow


Vito Cannavo '75
Attorney, U.S. District Court


Robert E. Feld '78
Founder, REF Computer Coporation

Dr. Kerry Forrestal '01
Medical Doctor


GalsoSteven K. Galson '78
Rear Admiral 


Richard Gelfond '76
CEO, IMAX Corporation

Jim GennaroJim Gennaro '79, '82
Environmental Advocate


Kedar P. Gupta '73
Co-Founder and CEO, ARC-Energy

Christine GoerkeChristine Goerke '94
Wagnerian Soprano


Gail S. Hackett '85
MasterCard International Executive


Sana HashmiSana Hashmi '09
Director of Healthcare Reform Strategy and Product Design, EmblemHealth


Alan Inkles '83, '90
Director, Staller Center for Arts at SBU


Keith Kowalsky '86, '88
President, Flame-Spray Industries


Joseph Laia '80, '83, '86
Ph.D, Solar Energy Researcher


Christina Law '90, '93
Past President, SBU Alumni Association


Denise Logan-Heuser '80
1998 Stony Brook Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee


Dan Losquadro '03
Superintendent of Highways, Brookhaven Town

Hon. Kenneth A. Marra '73
U.S. District Court Judge, West Palm Beach 


Kym Mirabella '88
Board Member and Volunteer Artist, Splashes of Hope 


Jawad MourabetJawad Mourabet '14


John OringerJohn Oringer '96
CEO of Shuttershock


Elsie Owens '78
Community Activist


Ben Bayburn '03 & Alex Boress '04   
Fellows, Society of Actuaries  


Atefeh RiaziAtefeh Riazi '84
Chief Information Technology Officer, United Nations
Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations

Peter Remch '72, '74
Investment Banker


Larry Roher '79


Drs. Charles Ryan '90 and Maria Ryan '89, '98
Adjunct Professor at SBU (Charles)

Past President of Stony Brook Alumni Association Board (Maria)

Dan Slepian '93
Film Producer


Tristan WalkerTristan Walker '05
Entrepreneur, CEO of Walker & Company


Carole Weidman
Attorney, Weidman & Seigel-Baum