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Lindsay Karas Stencel, chief operating officer and fund manager of Launch New York, Upstate New York’s venture development organization that provides pro bono mentoring and capital access to high-growth potential startup businesses won Early Stage Dealmaker of the Year at the Annual Celebration & Awards ceremony hosted by the Upstate Capital Association of New York.

Sabina Ramsey has co-founded Lead Up for Women, A new national organization for women that works to serve women who want to attain leadership positions at work, in their life and in their community. The organization targets women who are climbing the corporate ladder, want to reach a leadership position, or venture out on their own.

The SUNY Buffalo State Communication Department presented a Professional Achievement Award to Buffalo State Communication Department instructional support technician, Brian Milbrand a multidisciplinary artist whose works incorporate video, film, live performance, audio, and painting.

The SUNY Buffalo State Communication Department presented a Professional Achievement Award to Devon Jerla, an award-winning Buffalo State Public Communication graduate who is the marketing manager in the University at Buffalo’s Communication Office and current president of the Public Relations Society of America’s Buffalo Niagara chapter.

The SUNY Buffalo State Communication Department presented a Professional Achievement Award to Henry Davis, a Buffalo State Journalism graduate who worked as the medical reporter for the Buffalo News for 30 years and previously as a reporter with the Syracuse Newspapers.

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Amanda Zafur joined the Law Office of Kathryn M. Kirsch as associate attorney in the areas of Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability. Zafur graduated from the University at Buffalo Law School. She has dedicated her practice to assisting injured workers navigate the Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability process.

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Ann E. Evanko, president and managing member of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. was selected to receive the 2019 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award, the highest honor the University at Buffalo School of Law and the UB Law Alumni Association can bestow. She focuses her practice on employment law, business and commercial litigation.

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Meghan R. Odell has joined The Bonadio Group as an assistant accountant in the East Aurora office, in the Small Business Division.