Medaille Alums Recognized on List of Western New York’s Most Influential Women


Buffalo Business First’s Power 100 Women list for 2015 includes three Medaille College alumni. The list highlights Western New York’s most influential and accomplished women. The following Medaille alumni were recognized:

  • Sundra Ryce ’07 (No. 79): Ryce is the president and chief executive office of SLR Contracting & Service Co., Inc., the company she founded in 1996. She received her M.A. from Medaille in 2007.
  • Gayle Eagan ’66 (No. 66): A partner with Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP, Eagan is a past recipient of the Fr. Medaille Award for Service & Citizenship. She received her B.A. from Medaille in 1966.
  • Mary Jean Jakubowski ’88 (No. 29): Jakubowski is the director of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System. She received a B.S. from Medaille in 1988.

As Business First editor Donna Collins explains, the list “included only women who live in Western New York. We defined power by the level of influence a woman has in her orbit — at her company, in her city or county, by the length of her career.”

Pictured: Gayle Eagan ’66 (center) was the alumni recipient of the Fr. Medaille Award for Service & Citizenship in 2014. She is pictured at the 2014 Founders' Day Celebration with former Medaille President Richard Jurasek and Phillips Lytle partner Kenneth Manning. 

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