Alan K. Barlow, the chief executive officer of the Seneca Nation Health System, has been elected to a three-year term on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors.

Prior to joining Seneca Nation Health System in 2012, he served as health system administrator/chief executive officer for the Indian Health Service at the Fort Yates Indian Hospital in North Dakota and the Indian Health Service at Fort Duchesne, Utah, and was chief executive officer at the Tule River Indian Health Center in Porterville, Calif.

A recipient of the Aberdeen Area Outstanding Leadership Award and the Indian Health Service National Director’s Award, Barlow has experience in health care administration, finance, operations and human resources. He is a graduate of Utah State University, where he earned master’s degrees in American Studies and Management and Human Resources.


Devyn DeVantier, a senior materials science and engineering major, received the Advancement of Women in Engineering Award during the Alfred University annual spring honors convocation.

The recipient of this award must be a junior or senior female enrolled in the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering who has demonstrated promise in her field. She must have high scholastic achievements as well as being active within engineering outside of normal class work and activities. She must demonstrate leadership, promote the field of engineering, and encourage the growth and advancement of the profession. This is the first award to be developed and presented by the unified School of Engineering at Alfred University.

DeVantier is a graduate of Niagara Wheatfield Senior High School. Her parents, Bruce and Kim, reside in Niagara Falls.


Five graduates of DeSales High School have been named as the inaugural inductees to the school’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. This recognition has been created to annually honor outstanding graduates of the Catholic schools in Lockport, living or deceased.

The 2013 inductees are: John Beilein ’71, men’s basketball coach at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Paul F. Cole ’57, retired teacher and labor leader, Loudonville; the Rev. Joseph C. Dumphrey ’53, parochial vicar, St. John the Baptist Church, Lockport; H. Margaret Stephanski-Argentine ’63, nurse, educator and community health adviser, Oneida; and the Rev. David M. Whalen ’61, pastor, St. Pius X, Toledo, Ohio.

Graduates of DeSales High School, St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Mary’s School, St. Patrick’s School, St. John the Baptist School, Lockport Catholic School and DeSales Catholic School were eligible for consideration.

Inductees will be honored at the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Induction dinner, which will be held Oct. 10 in Classics V, Amherst.