Faculty Profile: Lou Pozantides ’86 MC

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November 13, 2006

Medaille College communications students are fortunate to have access to the experience of Lou Pozantides ’86 MC, who has over twenty years working the local broadcast industry.

From 1984 through 1998, Pozantides worked at WBLK as the news director and morning co-host. He also was a substitute weatherman on two local television stations. And today, he still does radio production for the three major, local radio groups during the summer.
In 1999, Pozantides earned his M.S. Ed. From Canisius College, and began as an adjunct instructor at Medaille. In 2002, he became a full-time Professor in the Media/Communications department. Pozantides currently teaches three courses, and he is the Media/Communications Field Internship Program Coordinator and Co-Advisor of the College Radio Station. He is very popular among the students, as is evidenced by his winning Professor of the Year honors in 2004-2005 and 2005-2006, as voted on by the Student Government Association.

Pozantides fondly remembers the friendships he made while attending Medaille.
“We were not just classmates, we were friends,” Pozantides recalls. “We used to hang out with Robby Takac (’86 MC) at the Park Meadow. Twice a month our college radio station would have a night where Robby and his group the Goo Goo dolls would play. The whole campus radio station would go and the place was packed. We would all wear our WMCB jackets and it was just like one big family.”
Pozantides lives in Derby, NY with his wife, Savena, their daughter Kelly (16) and son Jordan (13). He is on the Parish Council at the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Buffalo, and he and his wife are active in the Lake Shore School District PTA.
He appreciates the size of Medaille College and looks forward to the future.

“The students feel more comfortable with the professors here,” Pozantides comments. “We are not limited to office hours. We are a small college but we offer the mentoring of a large university. I enjoy what I am doing here and I hope to be here for some time to come. This is not the Medaille I went to – it is better.”

I'm grateful for the education I've received.

The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.

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