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Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
28 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
2013 Distinguished Alumnus
Peter Robinson • Class of 1978
Inducted October 19, 2013
As a student at NCCC, Peter Robinson’s dream was to make a difference in the community. He began by becoming the first NCCC African-American Student Trustee, contributing to student clubs, and working in the Security Office. After graduating from NCCC in 1991, Robinson attended the State University of New York at Buffalo and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government. He has served in the US Marshals Service, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, Justice Court, and Auxiliary Police. Currently, Robinson serves as a New York State Court Officer and Instructor for the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services in general topics, police firearms, CPR and First Aid.
Robinson’s desire to serve the community overflows from his professional life and into his personal ambitions. He is the founder and organizer of the Winter Wonderland Project and the successful Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive, an award winning charity which feeds working poor families by distributing jars of peanut butter and jelly to local food pantries. He is also a member of the United Way, President of the City of Lockport Fire Department Board, member of the Niagara County Youth Bureau, and Board Member of Lockport Little League.
Robinson has won a myriad of awards including the United Way of Greater Niagara Shining Star Award, the B.P.O. ELKS 2013 Citizen of the Year Award, the Community Support Person of the Year Award and Certificate of Merit from the Lockport Business Association and Senator George Maziarz.
Robinson continues to give back to NCCC by singing at College and Alumni events and previously serving on the NCCC Alumni Board. “NCCC gave me my start. You walk in the doors as a student and you come out as a person who is well rounded and well defined. NCCC opened up the door for me to see the world beyond.”