The Inauguration of Virginia Schaefer Horvath
The Investiture Ceremony


Listen to samples of some of the music to be used in the ceremony, courtesy of

Carillon de Westminster
by Lous Vierne
to be performed by Brian A. Bogey, Class of 1969, Organist

Procession of the Nobles
by Rimsky-Korsakov
Processional to be performed by the Fredonia Wind Ensemble, Paula Holcomb, Conductor

The Road Home
arr. S. Paulus
Musical Interlude to be performed by the Fredonia Chamber Choir, Gerald Gray, Conductor

Crown Imperial
by William Walton
Recessional to be performed by the Fredonia Wind Ensemble

Investiture Ceremony

Dr. Virginia S. Horvath will be installed as President of SUNY Fredonia on September 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. in King Concert Hall at SUNY Fredonia.

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Investiture Speakers

In addition to the formal installation which will be conducted by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, and Dr. Horvath's Inaugural Address, the Inauguration Planning Committee is pleased to announce the following ceremony participants:

   Monica J. White, Class of 1994
   Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs

    Nathan P. Kropp
    Director, Fredonia Newman Center

Welcome and Greetings from the College Council
    Frank A. Pagano, Chair, Fredonia College Council

Greetings to the President     
    On behalf of the SUNY Board of Trustees
    Eunice A. Lewin, Trustee, State University of New York

    On behalf of the Alumni
    Greg Gibbs, Class of 1971
    President, Fredonia Alumni Association Board of Directors

    On behalf of Donors and Friends
    Debra Horn Stachura, Class of 1975
    Chair, Fredonia College Foundation Board of Directors

    On behalf of the Business Community
    Todd J. Tranum, Class of 1994
    President and CEO
    Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce

    On behalf of the Faculty and Staff
    James Hurtgen
    Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science
    On behalf of the Students
    Jordan Nicholson, Class of 2013
    President, SUNY Fredonia Student Association

    On behalf of Dr. Horvath’s Family
    Emily Davey
    Dr. Horvath’s daughter

    The Rev. Theresa A. Kime
    The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua

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