Dave attended his college reunion this past weekend and was honored to recieve the Alumni of the Year from St. Bonaventure University. This recognized Dave's commitment to the university and his work in the field of disabilities. Dave serves as the President of the Buffalo alumni chapter, which is the largest of the university's 35 chapters. He has established the four ideals of alumni chapters: spirituality, volunteerism, socials, and university support.

Dave is a 1984 graduate, receiving his BA in Psychology, he stayed to receive his MS in Ed in Community Counseling in 1986.