Steve Gangloff (Sweet Home High School, Amherst, N.Y.) was one of four students honored with the 2012 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. Steve graduated May 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (Pre-Med, with a minor in Chemistry). He was one of just 160 students out of 4,000 applicants accepted into the 2012 entering class at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
With career aspirations in medicine, Steve completed internships in numerous departments at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, N.Y.; volunteered in the ambulatory surgery and emergency department at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y.; and volunteered in skilled nursing at DeGraff Memorial Hospital, in North Tonawanda, N.Y. He was also a biology tutor at the SUNY Fredonia’s Learning Center.
Steve received five academic awards, including the Alice M. Sam (Biology), Fredonia Scholar, Foundation Academic, Alpha Lambda Delta Achievement and Faculty/Staff scholarships. He has served as president and vice president of the campus chapters of Alpha Lambda Delta, the national honor society; Beta Beta Beta, the national biological honor society; and the campus Biology Club.
Steve also designed and helped create an entire website, Dehydrate2Store.com, to serve as a leading reference on home dehydration and storage. Its considerable success resulted in an invitation for him to join a panel of entrepreneurs at an event hosted by the SUNY Fredonia Career Development Office. He also joined Fredonia for St. Jude to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A self-taught musician, he was a member of the Music Therapy Club, and a former member of a touring and recording band that has performed in Buffalo, Rochester and New York City.