Dr. Paul Churder

2013 Distinguished Alumnus
Dr. Paul Churder • Class of 1975
Inducted October 19, 2013

Dr. Paul Churder attended Niagara County Community College from 1973-1975. During his time as a student, he was known for his success in both academics and athletics, particularly in wrestling. He was an All-America honors recipient and as a result of his scholar-athlete performances, was awarded the President’s Cup in 1975. In 2005, he was inducted into the NCCC Sports Hall of Fame to commemorate his contributions to NCCC Athletics.

Dr. Paul Churder - 2013 Distinguished Alumus

Upon graduating from NCCC, Dr. Churder transferred to the State University of New York at Buffalo, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and later graduating from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He has been a pivotal member in the Dentistry community for over 30 years. In addition to founding a clinic to study and treat sleep apnea, he also serves as a Diplomat of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, an Adjunct Faculty member of the UB School of Medicine, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and serves on the Eighth District Society Peer Review Committee.

Dr. Churder’s support to NCCC is exceptional. He has contributed to the institution through many avenues including advising the dental hygienic program, chairing the NCCC Foundation Board, co-chairing the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala and regularly attending and contributing to fund raising initiatives and events at the College.

“They say NCCC is the smart place to start, but I also think it’s a great place to extend your family. NCCC’s commitment to students and their success is unrivaled. I want other people to be able to experience that and it’s right here in our backyard.”