Raymond G. Collins '81
At St. Joe's Ray was the drummer for the St. Joe's Swing Choir. He credits Brother Joe Radice, FSC, with helping him to get an internship at 97 Rock in Buffalo during his senior year, which set him on the path to pursue broadcasting. In addition to music, he was captain of the tennis team and All-Catholic. After graduating, he attended St. Bonaventure University, majoring in journalism. He has worked in television broadcast news for over 30 years, including stations in Virginia, Florida, and Buffalo. He was WIVB-TV's (Channel 4) first Wake Up anchor in the early 1990s. Ray has covered news stories ranging from presidential inaugurations to the Super Bowl, and has spent the majority of his career in Florida. He has received numerous awards for his work including "Individual Achievement for Overall Excellence" from the Associated Press. Today, he appears nightly on Sarasota's ABC affiliate station, and owns a communications consulting business.
Patrick J. McPartland '91
During his days at St. Joe's, Pat McPartland was the yearbook photographer and play/musical photographer. He specifically remembers being influenced by Brother Fred Dihlmann, FSC, who taught his students to minister through gifts and example. After graduation, he attended Bellarmine University and majored in photojournalism. Right out of college, he began working at the Western New York Catholic newspaper. Over the last 20 years, Pat has documented the tenures of three bishops of Buffalo through photos, organized the 2015 multi-national Catholic Media Conference hosted in Buffalo, and covered papal visits of St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI at World Youth Day. In July 2016, Pat was named Managing Editor of the Western New York Catholic. In addition to his work at the Diocese of Buffalo, he owns and operates a freelance photography business, and his photos have been picked up by news outlets around the country and world, for events such as the Buffalo snowstorm of November 2014.
Jeffrey R. Tanski '01
Jeff Tanski was a member of the Concert Band and Jazz Lab Band playing piano, and also a member of the Spring Musical orchestra, and accompanist for Varsity Singers and Swing Choir. He attended Indiana University to study music education, and Hofstra University for a master's degree in music education and conducting. Currently, Jeff is the associate music director on Broadway in New York City for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (began running in 2014). He has served in the same role for Jekyll & Hyde (2012 revival), and Bonnie & Clyde, as well as the conductor for the Broadway production of Catch Me if You Can. Off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks, 42nd Street, and Funny Girl. Previously, he was music director for the Helen Hayes Youth Theater in Nyack, NJ and music director for the McCarter Theater Education Department in Princeton, NJ. Jeff also worked with Trey Anastasio in summer 2015 to arrange and score the Grateful Dead's music catalog for the band's Fare Thee Well farewell concert tour.