Catching Up

60 Seconds With: Ryan, ’07, and Katie (Konfron) Virtue, ’07, Chapter Co-Leaders, Cleveland, Ohio

Ryan Virtue, '07

Hometown: Stittsville, Ontario, Canada
Degree: B.S. in sports management
Current job: Manager — affiliate associations, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
My best memory at Niagara is: meeting my beautiful and amazing wife! Also wearing the purple and white as a member of the baseball program.
My favorite hangout was: in the athletics offices at the Gallagher Center.
My favorite part of my job is: the people. I have the opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest people in the sports industry on a day-to-day basis.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me: spending time with my wife and two dogs, or on a baseball field somewhere.
I still want to learn how to: play one song on the guitar. It is an item on my bucket list!
I decided to become a chapter leader because: I love NU! Niagara has given me so much in my life, I want to give back so current and future students have a similar experience as I did.
Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: it is a tremendous networking opportunity and a great way to give back to a school that has helped you become who you are today.

Katie (Konfron) Virtue, '07

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Degree: B.S. in marketing
Current job: Director of category management, Corporate United.
My best memory at Niagara is: receiving the Everett Okerman Award for marketing.
My favorite hangout was: Gallagher.
My favorite part of my job is: combining my critical thinking skills with my passion for business to make an impact at my organization and with those we work with.
When I’m not working you’ll find me: still at the rink.
I still want to learn how to: speak fluent Italian.
I decided to become a chapter leader because: Niagara has given me so much and I want to give that back as well as connect with other alumni.
Alumni should stay connected to Niagara by becoming involved in their local chapters because: they can help make an impact on current and future students, bond with others who love Niagara and benefited from attending, and meet new people in their local area.