Staff


Stephanie Zuckerman-Aviles, Director

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Stephanie Zuckerman-Aviles is the Director of the Career Development Center. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Math Education from Queens College and a Master of Education in College Counseling and Student Personnel from the University of Buffalo. Most of her career has been at Buffalo State College and the University of Buffalo, always holding positions in Career Development Centers. She is dedicated to helping students reach their goals and dreams. Providing services that support students in being successful has been her mission as the director. Her current interest is in providing the opportunity for all Buffalo State College students to have an Applied Learning experience while they are attending college including internships, service-learning, research and volunteer activities.


Jessie (Stack) Lombardo, Associate Director

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Jessie completed a Master of Science in Student Personnel Administration from Buffalo State College and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SUNY Buffalo. Currently serving as the Associate Director of the CDC, her roots are as a career counselor, where she has many years of experience counseling a diverse student, alumni, and community population. In her current role she enjoys training new practitioners and working with alumni employers to teach students about the world-of-work and professional skills to secure employment. She is also an adjunct professor for University College, instructing UNC111: Career Planning in Theory and Practice. Jessie enjoys presenting on a variety of career development topics in the community and is an active volunteer. She has two amazing children, a lovable dog, and a crazy cat, who also keep her very busy.


Phillip Auman, Senior Career Counselor

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Phillip completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University and a Master of Science in Student Personnel Administration from Buffalo State College. He is a career counselor with over 17 years of experience working with a diversity of undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni. Leading the office's technology efforts including the CDC's website; career office management systems; electronic assessments like FOCUS, MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, and StrengthsFinder; and the office's computer lab, Phillip is an excellent "go-to-person" for technical questions. He is also an adjunct professor for University College where he designed and instructs UNC111: Career Planning in Theory and Practice.


Lynn Rogers, Employer Relations/Senior Career Counselor

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Lynn completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from SUNY Cortland, along with a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University. With over 15 years of experience in higher education, Lynn serves as the primary employer relations contact. She is committed to developing new employer relationships that will benefit the employer and Buffalo State College students/alumni. She oversees on-campus recruitment and coordinates the Job and Internship Fair. As a career counselor, she guides students and recent alumni through the job search process. In her spare time, Lynn enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters. She is also a member of the Springville Youth Inc. Baseball and Softball Board of Directors.


Nick Fronczak, Career Counselor

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Nick completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Flagler College and a Master of Science in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Buffalo State College. For the past 5 years he has worked in career centers across New York State where he specializes in helping undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni with their self-assessment and career decision-making needs. Nick has worked with students from various backgrounds and with a wide range of occupational interests, and enjoys helping students bridge those interests and passions with their professional goals to find a sense of fulfillment and success. Currently, Nick oversees the Career Development Center's digital communications and visual identity on Social Media. He is enthusiastic about design and aims to help the CDC connect with students and employers through strategic marketing.


Jenell Spitale, Student Employment Coord. / Career Counselor

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Jenell completed a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from the University at Buffalo and a Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College. Her role includes career counseling and student employment. As the student employment coordinator, Jenell works with employers seeking to fill part-time and summer employment opportunities. Prior to starting at Buffalo State College, Jenell served as a graduate assistant in career and academic support at Canisius College, where she developed a passion for assisting students at every stage of their career development. Jenell is dedicated to providing students with resources and opportunities to help them succeed in the world of work. Jenell is from Western New York and loves enjoying all that the area has to offer alongside her family, from the theater district and endless dining options to Canalside and the summer festivals.


Laura Hill Rao, Volunteer & Service-Learning Coordinator

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Laura completed a M.S. in Environmental Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and a B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Buffalo. She coordinates the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center (VSLC) where she facilitates and supports students, faculty, and community partners engaged in academic service-learning and co-curricular volunteer activities. In ten years, she has grown student community engagement from 575 to 3,350 students annually. She taught youth using experiential education pedagogies for a number of years before moving into educational program administration. She and her husband have four children and Laura enjoys camping, urban gardening, and being active in Buffalo's revitalization.


Gayle Brozyna, Secretary

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Mark Brumby, Volunteer & Service-Learning Administrative Assistant

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Aurora Schunk, Volunteer & Service-Learning Center Staff Member

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CDC Staff In Action


From left to right: Lynn Rogers, Nick Fronczak, Stephanie Zuckerman-Aviles, Phillip Auman, Jessie Lombardo.

From left to right: Phillip Auman, Lynn Rogers, Nick Fronczak, Jessie Lombardo, Kyle Messina, Cheyanne Smith, Stephanie Zuckerman-Aviles.

Jessie Lombardo and Lynn Rogers at Graduate School Fair.

Phillip Auman engaging a student at Job Fair 2013.

Laura Hill Rao introduces a panel discussion during Refugee Awareness Week.

Stephanie Zuckerman-Aviles, Phillip Auman, and Jessie Lombardo at Job Fair 2013

Career Development Center

Buffalo State College  •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Cleveland Hall 306
Buffalo, New York 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5811  •  Fax: (716) 878-3152

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