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Chad Dispenza

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Dispenza became less shy through getting involved with many clubs and organizations on campus.


In his senior year of high school, Buffalo native Chad Dispenza was voted shyest person in his class.

But once he came to Alfred State, he came out of his shell.

“At the football games, every time we scored a touchdown, I would run down onto the field and do as many sit-ups as we would have points,” he said, “and the cheerleaders would yell at me.”

Dispenza became less shy through getting involved with many clubs and organizations on campus. He is now vice president of content and creative at Red Blue Media, a premium online publishing company in Los Angeles, and a standup comedian.

“All of the experiences (I’ve had), in terms of leadership opportunities, in terms of involvement, in terms of getting out of my shell, trying new things, all of the things that have really become my strengths, were from opportunities I had at Alfred State,” he said, “and that’s just from stepping up and getting involved.”