Alumni Spotlight: Deacon Robert Fangio, Class of 1974

Name Robert Fangio, Class of 1974

College Education (and degree) LeMoyne College (BS Biology)

Advanced degree(s) State University at Buffalo School of Dentistry (DDS Degree)

Current Occupation General Dentist and Catholic Deacon in the Diocese of Syracuse

Professional Achievements Recipient of the Fifth District Dental Society Award for Outstanding Service to the Dental Profession. Recipient of Syracuse University’s Martin Luther King Award for Service to the Community. 

What is the best advice you could give current Ludden students?

Embrace your Catholic faith, stay close to the Lord. See yourself as God’s unique child who is beautifully made. Don’t ever forget that the gifts and talents God gave each of us are not meant just for ourselves but meant to be shared in service to our brothers and sisters in community. 

What is your favorite Ludden memory?

The friendships I cherished with my fellow students and the genuinely close and personal attention given to me by my teachers. 

Why are you proud of your Bishop Ludden heritage?

Bishop Ludden provided a unique and nurturing environment that allowed me to grow academically, psychologically, and above all, spiritually – the formation I needed in this very challenging and competitive world in which we live. My education was highly respected by those who would evaluate my credentials and it was accomplished all within a smaller institutional setting, a place I felt very comfortable in. I am proud that Bishop Ludden’s educational model continues to thrive in a society when private religious schools are being threatened. 

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