Dr. Cedric B. Howard has been named Fredonia's new Vice President for Student Affairs. He will assume his duties at Fredonia on Aug. 1. Dr. Howard currently serves as Vice Chancellor for Student and Enrollment Services at the University of Washington at Tacoma, a position he has held since 2007.
Fredonia alumnus Dr. Michael Marletta was recently elected as one of 28 new Resident members at the American Philosophical Society’s Annual Spring Meeting in Philadelphia. The oldest learned society in the United States, it was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.”
President Virginia S. Horvath shook the hands of nearly 1,400 students in Steele Hall Arena today as they walked, one by one, across the stage to receive their diplomas and earn their President’s congratulations. Fredonia’s 189th annual Commencement ceremony included bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients, as well as those earning advanced certificates, honored during two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on campus.
Fredonia will welcome home one of its own to Commencement, slated for Saturday, May 14, with ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Steele Hall Arena. Alumnus Dr. Jeffery W. Kelly, a member of the Class of 1982 and the Lita Annenberg Hazen Professor of Chemistry and Chairman of the Department of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute in California, will be the keynote speaker.
Actor, singer, teacher, and four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn will receive an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia's Commencement on May 14. The degree will be conferred during the morning ceremony, slated for 10 a.m. in the Steele Hall Arena.
The State University of New York Board of Trustees recently approved the appointments of 29 faculty to the Distinguished Faculty Rank (DFR), including Dr. Neil Feit of the Department of Philosophy, who has been named a Distinguished Teaching Professor.
Julianne Foster, a senior from Rochester, N.Y., who has achieved high academic success and made significant contributions to the campus and surrounding community, has been chosen to receive the 2016 Lanford Presidential Prize, an honor that recognizes a member of the graduating class who has exhibited balanced achievement and exemplified Fredonia's ideals.
English Professor Iclal Vanwesenbeeck, Biology Professor William Brown and Paul Chambers, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Music who has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Fredonia, have received Fulbright awards.
More than two-dozen Accounting students made filing 2015 income tax returns less “taxing” for a growing number of local residents – while sharpening skills they’ll utilize in their professional careers – through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Fredonia. A record 238 sets of federal and state tax returns were prepared by these students through the IRS program that provides basic tax preparation services to low- and moderate-income individuals at no charge, according to Accounting Professor Linda Hall.
Krystal Lebron and Mark Dudek, local residents who will graduate with degrees in Biology with honors from Fredonia on Saturday, are ready to continue their education in veterinary school this fall. Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is the destination of Ms. Lebron, a Dunkirk High School graduate, while Mr. Dudek, a Fredonia High School graduate, will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mitchell|Giurgola Architects LLP, the vision behind Fredonia’s new Science Center, has earned a 2016 Excelsior Honor Award for New Construction from AIA New York State, Inc., an organization of The American Institute of Architects. It was among 13 Honor Awards in the Public Architectural category that were presented at the AIANYS Excelsior Awards program and reception held May 2 in Albany.
Distinguished Teaching Professor Clark Zlotchew was inducted into Sigma Delta Pi's Order of Don Quijote, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society's highest award that is conferred annually upon only two to three people worldwide each year. In presenting the honor it was noted that Dr. Zlotchew’s exemplary record of scholarship and professional contributions earned him the international distinction.
Three employees with over 60 years of combined service – Dr. Ivani Vassoler-Froelich, Eric Hadley and Michael Kozlowski – were formally recognized as recipients of the President’s Award for Excellence, and Dr. Susan McNamara received the Fredonia College Council Award for Community Engagement, at the annual President’s Award for Excellence luncheon.
Dr. Shannon McRae's English Senior Seminar students will be presenting their final work at the Chautauqua County History Exhibit through Thursday, May 12 in Reed Library. There will be a presentation on Tuesday, May 10, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Japanese Garden Room at the library.
The Henry C. Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders will be offering support group meetings for stroke and head injury survivors and family members twice during the summer on Tuesday, June 21 and Tuesday, July 19 at 3 p.m., in Thompson Hall Room E148.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Dr. Sherri Mason of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is one of six New York State recipients of the Environmental Protection Agency’s annual Environmental Champion Awards. The award recipients will be honored in New York City on May 13 for their commitment to environmental protection through green initiatives.
Many different degree programs in the Department of Biology lead to a career in the medical field, but one stands out, Medical Technology, because of its 100 percent job placement rate. All who graduated in 2015 were offered jobs soon after receiving their Fredonia degrees.