Buffalo News/WKBW-TV: Volunteer Firefighter Earns Role in Statewide Campaign

Release Date:
June 5, 2012
Matt Heidt,

A Buffalo News story profiles Hilbert College Class of 2012 graduate Jessie Roland- Bystrak, who is being featured in television commercials as part of a statewide advertising campaign for the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York in hopes of attracting new recruits. A WKBW-TV story also focuses on Roland-Brystrak’s involvement in the new commercial.The Hilbert leadership scholar and East Aurora volunteer firefighter received a bachelor’s degree in forensic science/crime scene investigation at the college’s commencement on May 12.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.