The purpose of the Hofstra University Alumni Organization ("Alumni Organization") shall be to serve and promote the mission of the University and its alumni in a manner that enriches the quality of the institution and the lives of its members.
Alumni Organization Goals
The goals of the Alumni Organization are:
a. To increase the alumni volunteer base
b. To increase alumni participation and involvement in University activities
c. To increase alumni participation in fund raising activities
d. To promote pride, tradition and loyalty among both current students and former students
The Alumni Assembly consists of the leaders of all alumni affinity and regional groups throughout the United States. The Assembly meets at least twice each year to discuss issues that affect Hofstra alumni.
Alumni Organization Officers for 2012-2014:
Tanya Levy-Odom '90
Vice President for Programs
Andrew F. Corrado '92
Vice President for Services
Paul Flora '68
Christina Whitehurst '02
Kathleen Stanley '91
Immediate Past President
Frederick E. Davis, Jr. '85
A.O. Committee Chairs for 2012-2013:
Ralph Provvisiero '02
Danielle Dellilo '01
Hillary Needle '89
Fraternities and Sororities
Anita Ellis '88
Fund Raising and Scholarships
Veronica Davis-Barkley '04
Brent Weitzberg '10
Graduates of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.)
Janeita Bellany '08
Edwin Raagas '10
Christian Braunlich '75
Andrew F. Corrado serves as the Alumni Organization’s vice president for programs. Andrew is a Market President for Capital One Bank. In this role, he is focused on continuously improving the Capital One Bank customer experience, growing revenue and leveraging market opportunities. He plays a critical role in overseeing and coordinating company resources to help ensure that Capital One Bank is making a meaningful contribution to local communities.
Andrew also serves as Senior Vice President, heading Capital One Bank’s Professional Services and Private Banking Division across the country. With more than 24 years of experience in the banking industry, he most recently served as Capital One Bank’s Long Island Market Manager for Private Banking in the Commercial Banking division. Prior to this role, Andrew was a Regional Manager for Capital One Bank in Nassau County, where he was responsible for overseeing the operations of 60 branches and $6.4 billion in deposits. He also served as Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing and Product Management for GreenPoint Savings Bank from 2002 to 2004, and held various leadership roles at European American Bank (EAB) and JPMorgan Chase.
In addition to his leadership and management roles at Capital One Bank, Andrew is a long-time community advocate. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education and previously served as Secretary and Treasurer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island. He continues to be an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters and serves on the organization’s scholarship committee.
Andrew is an active alumnus at his alma mater, Hofstra University, where he graduated with his Masters in Business Administration. He served as the President of the Zarb School of Business Alumni Association from 2010 – 2012, and was recently nominated to the advisory council board for the new Hofstra School of Medicine in conjunction with North Shore LIJ Health Systems.
Andrew also helped develop the Entrepreneurial Challenge Program at Hofstra. Working in conjunction with Hofstra’s Zarb School of Business and Capital One Bank’s Community Development Group, the unique program provides coaching and mentoring of Zarb business students, as well as a financial grant for their business startup in the form of seed capital. The program initiatives also extend to Uniondale High School, where Zarb business students and Capital One Bank’s Community Development Group coach and mentor students in their new business ventures.
Through his dedication and leadership roles, Andrew has been recognized and honored by many nonprofit organizations. In 2008, he was bestowed with the Thurman Munson Corporate Hero Award by AHRC for his business leadership and his charitable and philanthropic work within the local Long Island community. In 2009, he was honored with the Leadership of the Year Award from Harbor Child Care and in 2010 was recognized by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island as Man of the Year. More recently, Andrew was awarded the 2011 Alumni Achievement Award by Hofstra University for his support and avid involvement with the University.
Frederick E. Davis serves as immediate past president of the Hofstra University Alumni Organization. Fred was president of the Alumni Organization from 2010 - 2012. He previously served as vice president for programs. A dedicated volunteer, Fred speaks regularly to Hofstra student groups and served as president of the Black/Hispanic Alumni Association from 1996 to 2007. He has been a longtime supporter of the Black/Hispanic Alumni Association Scholarship, and, for several years, Fred has sponsored students who attend the National Black Student Leadership Development Conference in Washington, D.C. He and his wife established the Solange D. & Frederick E. Davis, Jr. Endowed Scholarship.
Fred is a tax partner in the New York office of Mitchell & Titus, a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited. He has more than 18 years of public accounting experience, specializing in public companies and entrepreneurial businesses. He is a certified public accountant in New York and Maryland, and is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey.
Prior to joining Mitchell & Titus, Fred served as a tax partner at former "Big Five" firm Arthur Andersen. He holds a Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law, a Master of Science in taxation from Long Island University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Hofstra University. As an expert in his field, Fred has co-authored several articles on various tax topics for trade publications. His articles have been featured in The Journal of Bank Taxation, among others.
Fred is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), and New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA), and he serves on the NYSSCPA's Financial Instruments and Financial Transactions Committee. His external activities also include serving on the board of trustees for Vision of Hope Development Corporation, a New Jersey community-based not-for-profit organization, and on the board of trustees for Mountaintop League, a New Jersey community sports not-for-profit. Fred serves on the deacon board of the New Hope Baptist Church of Newark, New Jersey.
Paul Flora ’68 serves as the Alumni Organization’s vice president for services. He graduated in 1968 from Hofstra University with a B.S. in Economics. Like all male students, Paul participated in the mandatory two year ROTC program. In the fall of 1964, he pledged Pershing Rifles (PR). On achieving brotherhood, Paul quickly rose through the PR ranks holding positions of company first sergeant, pledge sergeant, and company executive officer. Paul continued in the ROTC program, receiving a superior cadet award for year two of the program. Upon graduation he was commissioned second lieutenant in the Military Intelligence Branch of the U.S. Army. Paul served two years active duty, including a year in Vietnam. While on active duty, Paul received a Bronze star and two Army Commendation Medals.
Active in the Army Reserves for more than 28 years, he retired in June of 1996 as a Lieutenant Colonel. The majority of his reserve time was spent in various intelligence positions with the National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Pentagon. During this time, he assisted Hofstra University’s ROTC program by visiting local high schools and promoting the benefits of ROTC and the Army to students, parents, and faculty.
Upon discharge from Active Duty, Paul was employed by Bankers Trust Company as a staff internal auditor for over 13 years where he became vice president and deputy auditor. He later, in 1984, joined NatWest Bank as vice president in internal audit before moving on to AXA Equitable where he became senior vice president and chief auditor. Paul has earned several professional internal audit recognitions and is highly regarded in his field. Retiring from AXA Equitable in September 2007, Paul is now a partner in his own internal audit consulting company.
Paul is an active, life time member of the Hofstra Pershing Rifles Alumni Association. He is also a life member of the Hofstra Veterans Alumni Association and is once again treasurer after previously serving as treasurer for several years. Paul continues to remain active at Hofstra, attending events, military balls, dining-ins and other PR, ROTC, and Veterans Alumni events sponsored by Hofstra. He was recently recognized as “Veteran of the Year” by the Hofstra University Veterans Alumni Chapter.
He served as chairperson for his 1968 class reunion committee at Hofstra University. Paul is currently vice chair of the Alumni Organization’s Scholarships Committee. Paul also finds time to serve on several boards and committees of professional and charitable organizations.
Tanya Levy-Odom serves as president of the Alumni Organization. From 2010 – 2012, she was vice president for services and, previously, served as parliamentarian/historian.
Tanya is a Vice President and Domestic Equity Analyst for Alliance Growth Equities, a subsidiary of Alliance Bernstein, responsible for equity forecasting and stock selection in the Consumer sector. She graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Banking and Finance in 1990 and joined Smith Barney Harris Upham's Capital Management division. In 1991, she was promoted to the position of Marketing Coordinator. In 1993, she resigned her position at Shearson Smith Barney to join Alliance Capital Management's Disciplined Growth team.
Mrs. Levy-Odom earned her MBA in 1999 at Fordham University while working full time at Alliance. After a brief stint as a Relationship Manager for the Alliance Institutional Website Project, Mrs. Levy-Odom was promoted to the position of Analyst in the Domestic Equity Research department in 2001 covering consumer staples companies. In 2004, Mrs. Levy-Odom was promoted to Vice President.
A member of Hofstra University’s Women in Leadership Initiative, Mrs. Levy-Odom also serves as the Immediate Past President of the Hofstra University Black/Hispanic Alumni Association, President of the East Kings County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Financial Secretary of the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America. She has been married to Edward Odom for nearly 20 years; they have two children.
Kathleen Stanley serves as parliamentarian/historian for the Alumni Organization. She previously served as co-chair of the Communications and Marketing Committee. She is a vice president for Capital One Bank, where she directs the sales and implementation of cash management products to assigned business banking and retail customer segments. Kathleen has spent more than 15 years in the financial services industry – as a customer service representative, assistant branch manager, branch manager and vice president in charge of branch administration. Kathleen spent the last ten years of her career in cash management as a salesperson and department manager. In March 2007 Kathleen wrote and published an article titled "Using Cash Management Services to Prevent Fraud and Other Losses" for the CPA community. She was instrumental in developing a work-study program with Adelphi University, which enabled undergraduate students to work on strategic initiatives with employees and senior managers of a Long Island commercial bank.
Kathleen is a member of Hofstra University’s Women in Leadership Initiative. She also is a board member of the National Association of Mothers' Centers, and a member of the Commerce and Industry Council for the Katz Women's Hospital, the President's Council for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, the Treasury Management Association of New York, and the Association of Financial Professionals. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University and is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP). Kathleen was recognized by Long Island Business News as a recipient of its 2009 "40 Under 40" award. In August 2007 she was selected as a "Woman of Distinction" by the 15th Assembly District of the State of New York for her commitment to her profession, her family and her community and, in May 2007, as a "Women of Achievement in Banking and Finance" by the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women.
Kathleen is married to her husband, Bill ’91, for 15 years, and they have three children – a 12-year-old daughter and 9-year-old twins
Christina Whitehurst serves as secretary of the Alumni Organization. She is currently the Portfolio Accounting Manager for Real Estate Capital Partners, a private equity real estate investment company located in Midtown NYC. Christina has been working as an auditor and accountant for more than 10 years. Before moving to Real Estate Capital Partners, she worked to build the internal audit department and implement SOX Compliance initiatives at Vornado Realty Trust. Personally and professionally, Christina has assisted companies of all sizes in fine-tuning their finances and operations to meet their business goals.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Accounting from Hofstra University. While at Hofstra she was a vigorous participant in all the campus has to offer by co-founding Collegiate Women of Color and serving as the organization's first programming director; a peer counselor and later head peer counselor for the university's New Student Orientation Program; pledging Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, where she served as treasurer and planned and executed several programs including the annual social action dinner; member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and seminar presenter during the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Program (COAP) orientation; and engineer at radio station WRHU. She also was the Hofstra mascot!
In her spare time, Christina utilizes her organizational, research and budgeting skills to operate her sole proprietorship CMW Events, Wedding Coordination and Event planning. Started in 2009, her company has thrived under the motto “Platinum Style for Any Budget” as she has planned and coordinated several weddings, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners since its inception and sees a bright future ahead.
Christina continues to be an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated through the North Manhattan Alumnae Chapter. Her past positions include Second Vice President, Black History Month Committee Co-chair, Nominating Committee Co-chair and Fundraising Committee Co-Chair from 2005 to 2008. She is a past member of the Eastern Region Economic Development Task Force of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She also served as vice-chair of the Alumni Organization’s Career Networking Committee.
Last but not least, Christina Whitehurst is an avid reader and lifetime learner. She is married to her college sweetheart, Ellis Whitehurst ’02, and resides in Suffolk County with their newborn daughter, Caila Dorothy Irene Whitehurst.