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College of Education expands student support

Friday August 21, 2015Lisa Eikenburg

Buoyed by the success of its Committee of Friends alumni scholarship program, the College of Education is writing a new fundraising chapter to benefit students who have chosen Fredonia to prepare them to become the best teachers possible. More than $50,000 raised by the Committee of Friends since its formation in 2012 has been allocated to specifically fund much-needed scholarships for students. This unique program pools individual gifts from multiple donors so that individual, $2,000 scholarships can be awarded to a variety of deserving students.

EDP looks back on 45 years of life-changing guidance

Thursday January 22, 2015Lisa Eikenburg

Rachael James is as accomplished as any student at Fredonia. In May, this Bronx native will complete a bachelor’s degree in Communication-Public Relations with a minor in Political Science. She has completed internships with the New York State Assembly and at Ralph Lauren’s corporate headquarters. She has served as a Fredonia Student Ambassador, supporting campus administrators in a variety of event management capacities. As vice president of the Black Student Union, she has coordinated the annual People of Color Concerns Conference, assisted with the group’s annual fashion show and organized peaceful civil rights demonstrations. She has been an EDP peer advisor and was even elected Homecoming Queen in 2014.

Fredonia StartUP NY campus plan approved

Thursday January 22, 2015Lisa Eikenburg

A new door was officially opened for economic development and job creation in Chautauqua County with formal approval in October by the State University of New York (SUNY) of the Fredonia StartUP NY campus plan. The plan is part of a statewide initiative launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo to create tax-free zones on or near institutions of higher education.

Last-minute mentor helps young vocalist sing — and sail — among the best

Thursday January 22, 2015Lisa Eikenburg

“She connects to the audience from the first musical phrase, exudes natural jazz expression, and has a ‘wow factor’ like no other,” states Bruce Johnstone, director of Curricular Jazz at Fredonia’s School of Music. “She” is Kristine Hsia (pronounced, SEE-yah), a Fredonian whom he met only at the very end of her undergraduate career — but they both are very glad that they did.

Picture page: Science Center Grand Opening Recap

Thursday January 22, 2015Lisa Eikenburg

Three years of construction, tractor trailers and traffic detours were well worth the wait as students returned this fall to experience the breathtaking Science Center. The 92,000-square-foot, four-story facility serves about 500 students majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Genetics, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Medical Technology and Science Education.