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 her congratulations during Fredonia's 188th Commencement ceremony.
Fredonia has released an economic impact report detailing the results of a third-party study conducted to determine the university’s influence on the local, regional and state economy. The study revealed a total annual economic impact of more than $157 million in the local region, $204 million in Western New York and $330 million statewide.
On Monday, April 20, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a report that details the hazard of plastic microbeads in the Great Lakes and other waterways, in an effort to re-introduce legislation that would ban their production and sale in cleansing and other products across the state. The study was supervised by Fredonia Environmental Sciences Professor Sherri "Sam" Mason, and if the law is approved, New York would join Illinois and New Jersey, which have already enacted such laws. The full story, which appears on the front page of today's (4/20) Buffalo News, can be found here.
Three seniors followed different academic paths within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Fredonia, but Kaitlyn Crossan, Meghan Devine and Courtney Loiacono share a prestigious SUNY-wide honor, the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher presented the 2015 awards to 256 students from across the university system on April 2 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.
Fifteen new members were inducted into Delta Mu Delta honor society at the annual awards dinner of the Department of Business Administration held May 1 at the Williams Center Horizon Room. The honor society was established in 1913 to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievement of students in business administration.
The students of Fredonia for St. Jude were recognized by the Fredonia Mayor Stephen Keefe in 2014 for helping to clean up the community after an active May weekend, and this year they continued the tradition, and expect to profit about $300 from returned bottles/cans to be sent to the children of St Jude.
With a nod to the legendary “Family Feud” television game show, the Accounting Society hosted its first annual Fredonia Feud Tournament recently in Thompson Hall. Questions and answers that challenged contestants were drawn from an actual survey sent to all Fredonia students.
The Department of Psychology recently inducted 48 students to the Psi Chi international honor society and presented several departmental awards. Catherine Creeley, assistant professor of psychology, served as keynote speaker, giving a motivation speech called, "Just Do It."
Alumnus James D. Douglas, director of Human Resources at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker at the Fredonia's Commencement, slated for Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Steele Hall Fieldhouse. For complete Commencement information, see the website.