Fredonia Homecoming 2021 Highlights

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William Finn and the Honorable William Taylor

William Finn, ʼ83, (left) and The Honorable William K. Taylor, ʼ97

Homecoming 2021 at SUNY Fredonia presents opportunities, challenges and celebrations.

In-person events that are currently being planned may be subject to change. The full schedule can be found online.

Two alumni will be honored this year with Outstanding Achievement Awards – William "Bill" E. Finn, ’83, (Business Administration), currently President of both Hospice of the Western Reserve and Western Reserve Care Solutions, and the Honorable William "Bill" K. Taylor, ’97, (Political Science and English), former Class president, Lanford Presidential Prize winner, and currently New York State Supreme Court Administrative Judge for the Seventh Judicial District. The honorees will be recognized at the annual Homecoming Awards dinner, scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in the Williams Center.

In addition, on Friday at 2:30 p.m., there will be a free tour of the beautiful 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center. The annual free 1970s Reunion Jazz Concert is scheduled for Friday evening in Rosch Recital Hall. Other events for the weekend include the recognition of honored classes, the Department of Communication’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, academic programs, departmental get-togethers and athletic contests. The Marion Art Gallery is offering a special free exhibit, John Buck: Prints and Sculptures from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, Friday through Sunday.

A few new events are happening on Saturday, Oct. 16. Attendees are urged to check out newly renovated state-of- the-art Houghton Hall during a tour at 3 p.m. In addition to the annual outdoor Alumni Get Together, there will be an International Study Abroad poster display in the Williams Center, and a book signing by Casey Jakubowski, ’98 (history/adolescent education). Because it’s Sweetest Day, alumni are urged to plan to attend the first annual Sweetheart Soiree, if they met your spouse or significant other at Fredonia. There will be anniversary cake and champagne. Finally, alumni can take their BFF (Best Fredonia Friend) and round out our Saturday events by enjoying the free Wind Ensemble Concert in King Concert Hall at 8 p.m.

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